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Noida authority conducts cleanliness drive

first_imgNoida: Aiming to achieve an improved ranking in Swachh Survekshan 2020, Noida authority, on early Sunday morning, carried out an intensified cleaning and sanitation drive called ‘Safaigiri’ at various sectors and RWAs of the city. Officials said that this was second phase of Safaigiri drive which got started on August 25 from sector 51 of Noida.Safaigiri, a cleanliness drive organised by the Noida Authority has been launched to improve Noida’s rating in Swachh Bharat Survey 2020. Under the drive, an intense cleaning and sanitation practices are carried out in the city with residents and authority officials, wearing gloves, scanning each corner of their residential pockets and pick waste dumped on roadsides, behind the society as well as in the green belt area of their sector. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The Safaigiri drive was started on August 25 to clean the city and know the civic issues of various residential sectors. Under the drive, we also make people aware of how to segregate waste at their end and an oath is also delivered to maintain cleanliness in their surroundings,” a senior Noida authority official said. Sunday’s drive was carried out in sector 14, 18, 46 and 105 of Noida. Noida authority Chief Executive Officer, Ritu Maheshwari also participated in the drive at sector 14 of Noida. The CEO listened to the civic issues from the residents and distributed home composting kits and dust bin to the residents. It is to be noted that the Noida city stood at 324 in national rankings of Swachch Sarvekshan-2017 which merely improved to 150 last year. The authority believes that creating awareness among people of waste segregation through such programs and with their support, the smart city Noida can turn up in top ten of 2020 Swachch Sarvekshan rankings.last_img read more

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Morocco Supports InterLibyan Solution for Libya Conflict

Bourita made his remarks at a joint press conference with UN Special Envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame on Monday in Rabat.In his statement, Bourita said that Morocco supports the UN plan to reach a final settlement for the Libyan crisis.Bourita emphasized that Morocco supports a Libyan-formed solution, and within the framework of the United Nations efforts as the only body capable of solving the problem. The official added that Morocco has always been attentive to the positions and points of view of the UN special envoy to Libya.“Morocco attaches particular interest to the resolution of this problem,” said Bourita.  While at the Paris summit on the Libyan crisis in May, Bourita reiterated Morocco’s commitment to a political solution in Libya to regain peace, stability, and development. He said the Maghreb needs a stable Libya.“Morocco will be at the side of Libya and its people. It does not have a hidden agenda or interests other than Libya itself: to return to the path of peace, stability and development,” Bourita said.The summit convened Libya’s Chief of Staff Marshall Khalifa Haftar, Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives in Tobruk Aguila Saleh, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Fayez al-Sarraj, and President of Libya High Council Khaled Mechri.The four Libyan leaders agreed to “work constructively with the United Nations to hold credible and peaceful elections on December 10 and to respect the results of the elections,” but they did not sign their names to the agreement. read more

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Progress on womens rights will help achieve global development goals – Migiro

“Women and girls still face discrimination and disadvantage socially, economically and politically,” Asha-Rose Migiro told a meeting in preparation for the ministerial review to be held later this year by the United Nations Economic and Social (ECOSOC) on gender equality and the empowerment of women. However, she added, good practices and initiatives exist that can be scaled-up and replicated in many areas.Achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is the third of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the anti-poverty targets world leaders have pledged to attain by 2015. Ms. Migiro noted that many countries recognize that women are more likely to be living in poverty and have increased social safety nets, often as part of larger efforts to reduce women’s vulnerability to poverty. Progress is being made toward gender parity in primary schooling, and in some countries women outnumber men in tertiary education, she pointed out. At the same time, females represent two thirds of the world’s illiterate people. Conditional cash transfer programmes that provide incentives for attendance in education are among the strategies that countries are employing to change this. “We must use the lessons from these programmes to design and implement the next generation of policies that combine even greater incentives for education with smarter strategies to eliminate gender stereotypes,” said the Deputy Secretary-General.She also called for boosting women’s access to decision-making in society, noting that women comprise more than 30 per cent of the representatives in the national parliaments of only 25 countries.“Quotas for women have been useful, but countries must also show innovation in applying strategies and targets for women’s participation in all areas of decision-making in the public and private sectors.”Women must also have a far greater role in the resolution of armed conflicts and peacebuilding, and must be fully included in the post-conflict development of governments, institutions and civil society, she added.“When women and girls have the same freedoms and rights as men and boys, we will have more stable economies and stronger more peaceful societies.” 9 March 2010Significant progress in realizing women’s rights is crucial to achieving sustainable development and the globally agreed targets to slash poverty, hunger, illiteracy and a host of other socio-economic ills, the Deputy Secretary-General said today. read more

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Security Council outlines roles in bringing peace stability to Iraq

The resolution, sponsored by Cameroon, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States, recognizes the “temporary nature” of the power exercised by the CPA and says that the 25-member Iraqi Council and its ministers “are the principal bodies of the Iraqi interim administration, which…embodies the sovereignty of the State of Iraq during the transitional period until an internationally recognized, representative government is established and assumes the responsibilities of the Authority.”The text also says that the UN “should strengthen its vital role in Iraq” including by providing humanitarian relief and “advancing efforts to restore and establish national and local institutions for representative government.”Secretary-General Kofi Annan welcomed the unanimous vote as “a clear demonstration of the will of all the members of the Security Council to place the interests of the Iraqi people above all other considerations.”In a statement to the Council directly after the vote, Mr. Annan said: “I shall do my utmost to implement the mandate established by the Council, bearing in mind the constraints on building up the required capacity and my obligation to care for the safety and security of United Nations staff. I am grateful to the Council for the flexibility that the new resolution gives me in this respect.”The resolution adopted today “authorizes a multinational force under unified command to take all necessary measures to contribute to the maintenance of security and stability in Iraq, including for the purpose of ensuring necessary conditions for the implementation of the timetable and programme as well as to contribute to the security of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, the Governing Council of Iraq and other institutions of the Iraqi interim administration, and key humanitarian and economic infrastructure.”In the resolution, the Council takes note of the intention of the Iraqi Council “to hold a constitutional conference and, recognizing that the convening of the conference will be a milestone in the movement to the full exercise of sovereignty, calls for its preparation through national dialogue and consensus-building as soon as practicable and requests the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, at the time of the convening of the conference or, as circumstances permit, to lend the unique expertise of the United Nations to the Iraqi people in this process of political transition, including the establishment of electoral processes.”The Council also calls on the CPA “to return governing responsibilities and authorities to the people of Iraq as soon as practicable and requests the Authority, in cooperation as appropriate with the Governing Council and the Secretary-General, to report to the Council on the progress being made.”The resolution also supports the Governing Council’s efforts to lead a process in which the Iraqi people “progressively take control of their own affairs,” and invites it to present by 15 December a timetable for the drafting of a new constitution, and the holding of democratic elections under that constitution. Listen to UN Radio report read more

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Consumer confidence moved up in November Alberta posts first gain in six

by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 3, 2015 7:41 am MDT Last Updated Dec 3, 2015 at 10:23 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Consumer confidence moved up in November, Alberta posts first gain in six months OTTAWA – Consumer confidence in Canada improved in November boosted by the first increase in Alberta in six months and a big jump in Atlantic Canada.The Conference Board of Canada said Thursday its index of consumer confidence rose to 103.1, up from 95.3 in October. The jump was the biggest gain since March.The increase came as the index rose in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and Alberta.However, it slipped lower in Saskatchewan–Manitoba.Conference board senior economist Julie Ades noted there can be some volatility from month to month, but since the end of 2013 the index has not shown much improvement.“A lot of the recent weakness in consumer confidence is attributed to people’s perception of future job prospects in their community,” Ades said.“Although our responses to this question are still relatively negative, there has been some improvements in October and November, particularly in Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec.”Alberta, which has been hit hard by the downturn in the price of oil, saw a five point increase to 50.5, however the index was still nearly 50 points below its average for 2014.“Despite some ups and downs, the balance of opinion on the current finances, future job prospects, and major purchase questions has remained weak since the beginning of the year,” the report said.Atlantic Canada saw the index increase 25.2 points last month to 156.4 for November as the balance of opinion in the region improved on all four of the survey’s questions.The index is based on how respondents perceive their current finances, future finances, and future job prospects, and whether they think it is a good time to make a major purchase.Overall, those questioned were more positive about their financial situation as 16.9 per cent said they were better off now than six months ago rose, compared with 16.5 per cent who responded that way in October.The share who said they were worse off dropped to 24.3 per cent from 27.1 per cent.Meanwhile, the balance of opinion on future finances also improved.The proportion of those who said they expect to be financially better off six months from now increased to 23.1 per cent from 21.6 per cent. Those who said they expect to be worse off slipped to 16.5 per cent from 17.2 per cent.The feelings on future job prospects improved but remained glum. Respondents who said they expect more jobs in their communities in the coming months increased to just 10.7 per cent from 8.9 per cent, while 28.6 per cent expected the reverse, an improvement from 30.2 per cent a month earlier.Those who said now is a good time to make a major purchase such as a car or a house increased to 30.2 per cent from 28.8 per cent, while those who felt it was a bad time slipped to 41 per cent from 43.3 per cent.The survey was conducted between Nov. 2 and 12. read more

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Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Irelands season

first_img By Sean Farrell FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT, as they say. And there is an undeniable fiercely competitive fraternal relationship between Wales and Ireland.You could chart the connections through the centuries, but there is more than enough to chew on in the professional era. The Pro14 / Celtic League has succeeded in stirring up provincial and regional rivalries, putting players in direct competition more often in the orbit of unbearably tense Six Nations clashes. With Lions tours bringing warring parties together to share a room every once in a while.Though the faces in jerseys constantly change and neither side are short of new blood, there are subplots aplenty, scars to be picked at come 14.15 in the Aviva Stadium this afternoon. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThe players will collide physically, so some of the more intriguing rivalries will play out in the coaching booths. Perhaps with one eye on Andy Farrell, Shaun Edwards bombastically talked up his haul of 13 trophies this week. Rob Howley will be eager to show all the shiny bells and whistles on his new look attack to Sean O’Brien following his inflammatory post-Lions comments.Joe Schmidt has not been slow to praise the former scrum-half’s coaching work, often preferring to laud Howley when presented the chance to remark on the impressive change of tack by Warren Gatland. Indeed, a 2015 slight from the two-time Lions coach came to the front of Schmidt’s thoughts this week when he was questioned about his team’s ability to break Wales down and score tries.The value of victory is not just a crucial step towards winning this year’s Championship, it’s a matter of bragging rights for proud rugby men. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOOn Thursday, Schmidt expressed his frustration over why so much ‘credence’ was given to Gatland’s opinion that Ireland were one-dimensional, while little attention is grabbed by plaudits raining in from Daniel Hourcade or Allister Coetzee. He left out the most recent praise for his team, from Italy captain Sergio Parisse who was adamant that Schmidt’s outfit play much better rugby than England.“If an opposition captain were left saying the same this evening, it would be an immensely satisfying day’s work for Ireland,” says captain Rory Best.Best allays concern over Sexton fitness, plans an unhappy 100th for Gatland“It would mean that you have done something right, or done a lot of things right, because it is going to take an accumulation of a lot of things to win the game.“If you get a similar comment like that then you have performed to a level, that I suppose we expect to perform to.We have prepared really well, but experience tells us that preparation is just one little part of it. Ultimately it is how you turn up tomorrow and put all these best laid plans into practice.“When you get into the uncontrolled environment of Test match rugby, it is about keeping your cool, keeping your discipline, and when you get the opportunities, it is about taking them.” Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOPacking down alongside Andrew Porter, Best will be bringing his 109 caps worth of experience to the epicentre of Welsh focus. At 22, winning his fifth cap, the tighthead’s presence will be a red rag for Wales to go at through Rob Evans and Ken Owens. Schmdt and scrum coach Greg Feek will have the tighthead well warned about what awaits him in the tight exchanges this afternoon, more invaluable learnings to bank for the long-term.“Rob Evans is a tricky customer,” said Schmidt, “the angles and stepping around, all those will be really good learning experiences for Andrew Porter, and they’ve got to learn somewhere.”Porter’s presence is but one element of the swings and roundabouts at play in terms of the injury crises in play at different times for these rival nations.Wales began the tournament with the bring-your-boots jokes flying three weeks ago. Now, Gatland has slotted three Lions into this back-line while Schmidt sees Tadhg Furlong, Robbie Henshaw and Iain Henderson put on ice.Porter, Chris Farrell and James Ryan are undoubtedly able replacements, but they add a wrinkle to what was never going to be a smooth-running task. That pesky record of no win and just two tries (one of which was a penalty try) in the last three Six Nations meetings with Wales cranks up the pressure on Ireland.To prevent Gatland from derailing another Irish Grand Slam bid, Ireland will look to the experienced figures in close proximity to the relative rookies all over the field – from Porter to Ryan, Dan Leavy to Chris Farrell.Rather than ask the senior men to pull rank, Schmidt is demanding the veteran presences to fulfill their own roles to order, therefore keeping the new men from getting stretched.“The experienced player just has to make sure they do their bit right, because it is not going to ask more of the inexperienced player,” says the Kiwi. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO“‘If I am where I need to be, and I’m in the defensive line and I know where I’m going, who I’ve got, or who I’m shifting to, who I am squaring up at?’ Then that brings a confidence amongst the other players whether they are experienced or not.”“Sometimes when you are selecting, you know that you want to have some experience around inexperienced players because honestly when you are out there, and things are happening as fast as they tend to do in a Test match, you can get spooked. You can get put off balance, and you can get uncomfortable.”Come evening, whoever settles comfortably into those inhospitable, unconfortable conditions will be the group toasting a satisfying success in a long-standing grudge match.Ireland15. Rob Kearney14. Keith Earls13. Chris Farrell12. Bundee Aki11. Jacob Stockdale10. Johnny Sexton9. Conor Murray1. Cian Healy2. Rory Best Capt3. Andrew Porter4. James Ryan5. Devin Toner6. Peter O’Mahony7. Dan Leavy8. CJ StanderReplacements:16. Sean Cronin17. Jack McGrath18. John Ryan19. Quinn Roux20. Jack Conan21. Kieran Marmion22. Joey Carbery23. Fergus McFaddenWales15. Leigh Halfpenny14. Liam Williams13. Scott Williams12. Hadleigh Parkes11. Steff Evans10. Dan Biggar9. Gareth Davies1. Rob Evans2. Ken Owens3. Samson Lee4. Cory Hill5. Alun Wyn Jones Capt6. Aaron Shingler7. Josh Navidi8. Ross MoriartyReplacements:16. Elliot Dee17. Wyn Jones18. Tomas Francis19. Bradley Davies20. Justin Tipuric21. Aled Davies22. Gareth Anscombe23. George NorthWe gave away two tickets to the match — thanks to Ulster Bank Rugby – to reward the best question at our match preview night with Tomás O’Leary. Iseult Cody took them home after she asked the following:   Short URL Feb 24th 2018, 7:00 AM Munster close the gap on Glasgow but impressive win in Cork comes at a costFrawley and Byrne twins push Leinster to 10-try win over sorry Southern KingsIreland U20s come up just short in wild Donnybrook encounter with Wales Source: The42.ie/YouTube http://the42.ie/3868096 11,426 Views Saturday 24 Feb 2018, 7:00 AM 15 Comments Share Tweet Email1 Fierce fraternal rivalry makes Wales a pivotal point in Ireland’s season New faces on the pitch do not diminish the spiky relationship between these sides. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Big year for Festival Hellenika

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The program for Festival Hellenika was officially launched last week highlighting a diverse cultural program for South Australia, and visitors to Adelaide. And this year’s program is filled with music, dance, art, and historical talks to whet the appetite of everyone. “By attending Festival Hellenika, audiences will engage in the fascinating world of Greek culture and its manifestations in the antipodes,” says Festival Hellenika President Stamatiki Kritas. Neos Kosmos asked Stamatiki for what she thinks are some of the highlights of this year’s program. She selected: A life of Song Celebrating the life of renowned vocalist Dimitris Mitropanos. Featuring local vocalists and musicians 22 and 23 March at the Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Smurni- Aigaio- Peiraias A music night by Apodimi Compania – a band originating in Melbourne and now resident in Athens. Apodimi Compania is one of the world’s leading exponents of Rembetika and Greek Folk Song and Dance music. 27 March at the Marion Cultural Centre Hypatia’s World A talk about Hypatia, the Alexandrian mathematician and astronomer who has become a symbol of rationalism and feminism. 3 April at the Thebarton Community Centre Greek Embroideries and their Heritage meaning today A talk which will explore the symbolism of Greek embroidery designs. 18 April at the Thebarton Community Centre Karagkiozis in Adelaide (Shadow Puppet Theatre) Karagkiozis’ first visit Down Under. 26 May at the Adelaide High School As well as many other events such as film nights, a documentary featuring the Greek Music Group Encardia as they travel in South Italy searching and bringing to lights basic elements of the Greek dialect folk culture developed there, an event celebrating 2013 Year of Cavafy, an art exhibition and many others. Kritas adds that during March, Adelaideans can get a Taste of Greece at the Jam Bistro on Wright St and the Greek Olive in Bedford Park simply by asking for the Festival Hellenika special. Festival Hellenika is Adelaide’s annual multidisciplinary arts festival dedicated to the maintenance, development, promotion and celebration of Hellenic links in the Arts, and their rich and diverse Australian manifestations. It is part of a continuing and inspiring journey of exploration that has so enriched the Australian society, in that our activities act to broaden horizons, break down stereotypes, build links and foster greater harmony and understanding. For more details or a copy of the program email festivalhellenika@hotmail.com, visit www.festivalhellenika.org.au or like on Facebook ‘FestivalHellenika’.last_img read more

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Watershed alliance others join to save lower Fisher Creek

first_imgclick to enlarge Surrounded by hundreds of subdivision homes and crisscrossed by miles of roads is Fisher Creek, a modest stream hidden among lush flora and tall trees and a vestige of what once was.The 4-mile-long waterway is one of a few bands of natural habitat along the increasingly urbanized boundary between Vancouver and Camas and one of just a handful of waterways that directly connects to the Columbia River in Clark County.But English ivy, reed canary grass, Himalayan blackberry and other invasive plants are threatening to squeeze out native species from the creek’s lower section. Now, the Vancouver Watershed Alliance — a local nonprofit — and a group of homeowner associations are working to push back the intruders and restore the locals.Officials with the alliance say improving the vegetation along the stream will preserve some of the shrinking urban native habitats for local animals and insects. The local plants better protect against erosion and provide shade to keep water clear and cold, both of which will benefit the Columbia River.“A river like the Columbia gets in bad shape because of the hundreds of places … like Fisher Creek that aren’t as clean as they could be,” said Tom Dwyer, a program coordinator for the alliance. “It’s the sum of the parts; basically, if you clean up your parts, then your main river system is going to improve.”last_img read more

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Juan Hidalgo Jr vows to keep working for Americans

first_img November 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:44 PM KUSI Newsroom Juan Hidalgo Jr. vows to keep working for Americanscenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Candidate for the 51st. congressional district Juan Hidalgo Jr. stopped by our live shot Tuesday evening, and vowed to keep working for the American people. Posted: November 6, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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Showtime

first_imgFor the first time in a while, there are no new big screen releases this weekend, but a couple of fun flicks are heading to the small screen. Here’s what you can watch if you wanna stay home and chill — in tonight’s Showtime.First they gotta get Daniel Craig out of prison.Then they gotta pull off a robbery during a NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.In “Logan Lucky,” Channing Tatum and Adam Driver play the brothers who are trying to make this heist happen.Daniel Craig plays the convict who is going to help.Daniel Craig (as Joe Bang): “How many yards away is the vault?”Channing Tatum (as Jimmy Logan): “Twenty yards. I don’t know, maybe 30.” Alicia Vikander (as Sophia Sandvoort): “I made a plan to save us both. We will be together.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Daniel Craig (as Joe Bang): “Is it 20 or is it 30? We are dealing with science here!”Dane DeHaan (as Jan van Loos): “If I were rich, I could take you away.”Alicia Vikander (as Sophia Sandvoort): “He would find us. He would not stop looking for me unless I were dead.”“Tulip Fever” is an erotic romance set in 17th Century Amsterdam.Alicia Vikander stars as a married woman who falls in love with an artist, played by Dane DeHaan.The two plan to start a new life together by going all-in on the tulip bulb market.You know, the flower. last_img read more

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Viqarunnisa gets new acting principal morning shift incharge

first_imgThe main gate of Bailey Road branch of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College in Dhaka. UNB File PhotoThe authorities of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College (VNSC) on Friday appointed a new acting principal and morning shift in-charge for its Bailey Road branch after the posts were vacated following suspension over suicide of a student, reports UNB.Hasina Begum, an assistant professor of the institution, was appointed to the post of acting principal while Mohsin Talukder was made the morning shift in-charge, said Golam Ashraf Talukder, president of the school governing body.The decisions were taken at an emergency meeting in the evening.Aritree Adhikari, a ninth grade student of the institution, reportedly committed suicide at their Shantinagar residence in the capital on city on 3 December after allegedly being rebuked by teachers for using mobile phone during an examination.Following the incident, the victim’s father Dilip Adhikari filed a case against three teachers of the school.It sparked a wave of outrage inside and outside the school and students demonstrated at the campus for three days demanding justice over the incident.Later on Wednesday, the governing body of the school suspended its three teachers—acting principal Nazneen Ferdous, morning shift in-charge of Bailey Road branch Jeenat Akhter and Aritree’s class teacher Hasna Hena—over the incident.A Dhaka court on 6 December sent Hasna Hena to jail after detectives in a raid arrested her from the city’s Uttara area on Wednesday night.last_img read more

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Visit Akihabaras Dragon QuestThemed Convenience Store

first_imgStay on target How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan If you’re a nerd who’s interested in Japan, you probably already know about Akihabara. It’s Tokyo’s Electric Town, a neighborhood of tons of electronics, video game, and anime stores. There’s a lot to do there, but today I want to highlight a convenience store. Yes, like 7-Eleven or Sheetz. But this one, tucked away at an intersection of alleys in Akiba, is special. It’s Dragon Quest-themed.If you like those cute blue slimes from Dragon Quest, or feel nostalgia that reaches back to the days of “Dragon Warrior” on the NES, you need to go to the Lawson Square Shop at 85 Kanda Neribeicho in Akihabara. Walk out of the Akihabara Station Electric Town exit, turn left, and walk past the Sega Club. Cross the street and turn right, then walk past another Sega Club, then a third Sega Club (I’m not kidding). Turn left at the Sofmap (which is facing a Taito Game Center, to change things up a bit from all the Sega Clubs) and walk a block. You’ll see a Lawson in the middle of two streets with loads of foot traffic and an occasional car barely making its way through. You’ll be able to tell from the blue Dragon Quest slimes in the windows and the vending machine painted to look like a treasure chest.Walk through the door, and a speaker will play either the staircase or random encounter sound effect from Dragon Quest. And, well, then you’ll be standing in a convenience store. But it’s a Dragon Quest convenience store!It’s actually pretty cramped for a Japanese convenience store (or “combini,” which are almost as plentiful as vending machines in Japan, and which tend to have a much better and higher quality selection of food). There are maybe four aisles, of which one and several endcaps are dedicated to Dragon Quest merchandise. But that’s the reason you want to go there.The store is filled with slimes. I mean the cute blue blob things with the smiling faces, that have been the standard enemy and mascot of the Dragon Quest series since the first game. There are slime slippers, slime t-shirts, slime hats, slime bags, slime umbrellas, and even slime glasses (which look adorable if you fill them with blue or red drinks, but if you fill them with cola they become super problematic). And, of course, there are slime omiyage (souvenir packs/boxes) in the form of tins and plastic tubs of candies.If you want to catch up on Dragon Quest, you can pick up all the recent games here, too. Besides the standard complement of e-shop point cards, this Lawson sells physical retail copies of all currently available Dragon Quest games for the Switch, 3DS, and PS4. They’re the Japanese versions, of course, but if you can read kana you can play them (just remember the 3DS is region-locked).This Lawson isn’t one of Akihabara’s big tourist spots. It isn’t a famous character cafe or a beloved video game store. It’s just a fun little combini that has a lot of Dragon Quest stuff in it, and it’s worth taking the wander to visit if you find yourself in Akiba.center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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by Victoria Ahearn The Canadian Press Posted

first_img by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 7, 2019 7:29 am PDT Mary Walsh is seen in an undated handout photo. A funny thing happened to comedy star Mary Walsh as she got older: Instead of slipping into the sad and gloomy decline society had warned her about, she found herself getting happier. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Lisa Macintosh, *MANDATORY CREDIT* Canadian Screen Award honouree Mary Walsh on the ‘big payoff’ that comes with age TORONTO — A funny thing happened to comedy star Mary Walsh as she got older — instead of slipping into the sad and gloomy decline society had warned her about, she found herself getting happier.At first she thought it was just her, but then she researched it and realized science has shown it’s a common feeling that comes with age, “no matter what your physical ailments or your money situation.”“Now, if you have been miserably unhappy, you’re not going to shine with the light of 10,000 suns, but you’re going to be happier than you were when you were 46 when you’re 66,” says the St. John’s satirist, who recently gave a TEDx Talk in Toronto about old-age happiness.“I remember reading years and years ago that life was full of 1,000 tendernesses and thinking, ‘Oh yeah.’ But then it hit me: that is true. As I get older and more wrinkly, I can’t see myself really because my eyes are gone, and so when I look in the mirror, I look quite good,” the 66-year-old continues with a laugh.“It’s the world being tender with you. You’re losing everything that you have, everything that you’ve depended on, everything that you’ve known — and to make up for that, you’re happier.”Indeed, Walsh appears to be living her best life these days.The creator of the CBC comedy “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” was announced Thursday as the recipient of the Earle Grey Award at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, set for March 31.The award is for her body of work, which has also included starring in the 1980s-’90s “CODCO” sketch comedy series, and writing, producing and starring in the mid-2000s sitcom “Hatching, Matching and Dispatching.”“I keep trying to be very calm about it and go, ‘Yes, I’m very good,’ but actually inside I’m leaping up and down and bubbling,” Walsh says. “It is, of course, a great honour.”It’s one of many things Walsh has on the go.She’s currently starring in the CBC series “Little Dog,” preparing for another appearance on “22 Minutes” and planning a cross-Canada trip with “22 Minutes” cast member Cathy Jones to record online sketches featuring their “old-lady characters.”Walsh is also doing a short documentary with the National Film Board of Canada on how “women get more radical as they age.”“Again with the 1,000 tendernesses theme that I seem to be playing, we find ourselves sexually invisible at some point. We find that we’re not the object of anyone’s desire anymore, we fall out of that place,” Walsh says in discussing the doc.“But the big payoff for that is we suddenly become the subject of our own lives for the first time…. It is a great revelation, to get older and to just feel that freedom of being the subject of your own life as opposed to longing to be the object of someone else’s desire.”Walsh is also writing a feature film screenplay about Newfoundland and Labrador’s 1966 Come Home Year civic event, in which those who hailed from the province were encouraged to return. The story features a 13-year-old girl who is sent back “to the people who didn’t want her in the first place,” Walsh says.The film is taking longer to write than Walsh expected.“I find that all mountains are steep now and that all steps are more slow,” she says.But she doesn’t lose heart over such matters anymore.“I think, ‘No, I’ll just keep going. I’ll get a chance at it again. I’ll sit down at it again and I’ll keep going,’” says Walsh, who is also a mental-health advocate.“Whereas before I would just go, ‘Oh, well, obviously then I’m not meant to do that,’ and say goodbye.”Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Each episode of Dan

Each episode of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty is full of homages to everything from ’80s-era science fiction to literature. to degrade, “If we get it wrong this time. That’s likely true, ” Zimmerman, ICAN shepherded the first legally binding international treaty to totally ban nuclear weapons. The Conclusions On Nov.

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