Murdoch Mysteries Why this CBC show is still so popular after a

first_imgAdvertisement After all, the longtime CBC series has not only beat the odds by heading into its 10th season (starting October 10th, fittingly), but it’s still gaining in popularity nearly a decade after making its television debut. Login/Register With: “It’s a little bit surreal,” said star Yannick Bisson recently about the series’ staggering success. Advertisement Twitter Facebook “It really comes to the forefront when fans bring up some of the earlier episodes and talk about what it means to them. I mean, we spend a few days with each episode, they spend years with them — they know them intimately!” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment One of Canada’s greatest mysteries is the ongoing success of Murdoch Mysteries.last_img read more

TT CAL to fill void left by ferries

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Trinidad&Tobago, March 13, 2018 – Caribbean Airlines advises that effective March 13, the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) has agreed in the interest of customer service, to reduce the hours of closure of the A.N.R. Robinson International Airport to 1.30 a.m. – 5. 45 a.m.Further, the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) has advised that there will be no passenger ferry sailings until March 22. Caribbean Airlines is working closely with the Port Authority to ensure that the 2,922 persons holding confirmed ferry tickets for the initial period March 13-March 22 will be accommodated on Caribbean Airlines services at no additional cost to the passenger.The airline is also finalizing arrangements to obtain an additional aircraft specifically dedicated to the air bridge which will provide 1088 extra seats daily. An update on this will be sent in a separate media release.There is a process in place for customers with confirmed ferry tickets to access air travel, specifically:Travelers with no vehicles, may go direct to the airports and present their confirmed tickets for possible acceptance for travel on Caribbean AirlinesPersons will only be placed on flights for the specific date listed on their confirmed ferry tickePassengers with vehicles must first check in at the Ports and after check-in will be shuttled via PTSC to the Piarco International Airport and the ANR International Airport, at no additional cost.If persons wish to travel on a date that is different to the date on their confirmed ferry ticket, they may go to the Port and change the ferry ticket date there or purchase a Same Day Standby ticket from Caribbean Airlines.Caribbean Airlines thanks all inter-island commuters for adhering to this process to ensure a seamless travel experience and re-affirms its commitment to providing consistent and reliable service to its valued customers.Release: Government of the Republic of Trinidad Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Premiere Ginger Root Is A OneMan Band In Charming Ohio Video

first_img Premiere: Ginger Root Releases “Ohio” Video premiere-ginger-root-one-man-band-charming-ohio-video Premiere: Ginger Root Is A One-Man Band In Charming “Ohio” Video Email News Ginger Root from Southern California is following the footsteps of Toro Y Moi’s atmospheric beats and Vulfpeck’s funky sounds. Watch the exclusive premiere of their latest video for “Ohio”Jennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 25, 2018 – 9:23 am SoCal band Ginger Root led by singer/songwriter Cameron Lew is making atmospheric pop music that will have you pressing play over and over again for their infectious upbeat rhythms. The band’s latest video single “Ohio” is no exception.Lew’s soft vocals instantly put you at ease as an equally soft piano and guitars, drums and bass that he plays all by himself, come together. Wearing his signature black rimmed glasses and a helmet in the video, Lew is surrounded by ’70s neon-style lighting as a camera rotates around him playing all his instruments. The video was originally set to be shot outside in Huntington Beach, Calif., but due to strong winds that Lew says “never [happen] in Huntington Beach,” the set had to be taken indoors.Influenced by Toro Y Moi, the band’s latest music is reflective. Songs on Ginger Root’s most recent album, Mahjong Room, are about trying to figure out the future. Many of the songs were written during a time in which Lew, who has a film school education, was thinking of dropping out of college. But “Ohio” was actually about the moments after his time in school.”‘Ohio’ is about me debating whether to move far away from home after college,” Lew told the Recording Academy. “For a quick moment before graduating, I wondered what it would be like if I just up and left Southern California, left my friends, left my family. Not necessarily to Ohio, but somewhere totally different than where I’m from.”center_img Facebook Twitter “Ohio” is representative of a kind of change that is just hard to imagine. “January’s cold/Where I’ll be when I move to my Ohio/But why is it so hard to believe?” Lew sings.A huge fan of GRAMMY winner Feist’s songwriting, Lew is practically a one-man band in Mahjong Room, the follow up to Ginger Roots debut EP Spotlight People. The rising frontman got his start in music when his parents gifted him a guitar for Christmas just so we would have “something to do.””After learning through the included DVD, I started to pick up other instruments,” he said. “It wasn’t until high school were I learned how to record what I was playing, where music became a huge part of my life.”Catch Ginger Root live on a U.S. tour with Houston trio Khruangbin:Nov. 27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First AveNov. 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic TheatreNov. 29 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music HallNov. 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union TransferDec. 1 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music HallToro Y Moi Nods To Fellow Creatives With Playful “Freelance”Read morelast_img read more

RCom fears DoT bank guarantee push can scupper assets sale deal with

first_imgAnil Ambani’s debt-ridden Reliance Communications has told the Supreme Court that the government’s insistence on a Rs 2,940-crore bank guarantee to allow the spectrum transfer to Reliance Jio Infocomm could scupper a vital deal to prevent the company from sinking.The court is hearing an appeal that department of telecommunications (DoT) filed seeking to a Telecom Disputes and Settlement Appellate Tribunal order allowing the spectrum transfer, according to media reports.DoT is of the view that it cannot allow transfer of the spectrum to Mukesh Ambani’s company to go through unless either of the parties came up the bank guarantee of Rs 2,940 crore.RCom contended on Monday that its asset sale to Reliance Jio would stall if the approvals did not happen by mid-December, Bloomberg news agency reported.The situation could affect the company’s debt repayment plan. The company owes creditors Rs 46,000 crore, of which the company hoped to raise Rs 18,000 crore by asset sales. Repayments amounting to Rs 700 crore fell due in March, according to sources.RCom told the court it had given as collateral security land worth nearly Rs 1,400 crore in lieu of the government’s dues but was not in a position to raise further bank guarantee.The government was refusing to accept the land as security and wanted a bank guarantee.Debt reductionRCom had approached the tribunal challenging DoT’s demand seeking the bank guarantee.As part of its debt reductions efforts, RCom signed Rs 25,000-crore deal with Reliance Jio in December 2017. The brothers have signed several deals, including one involving transmission nodes. The deal between the companies that the Ambani siblings own include the sale of assets held by several banks in mortgage to stall insolvency proceedings.On NSE, RCom shares closed on Monday at the one-year low of Rs10, having lost 64 per cent this year. The share touched its one-year high of Rs36.15 on December 29, 2017.RCom obtained 3G spectrum in three cities for Rs 5,864 crore in 2010 but wound up its GSM operations last year after a deal it sought with Maxis Aircel fell through last year after the talks had progressed much. RCom entered into the deal with Reliance Jio after the Maxis Aircel setback.Anil Ambani announced at a shareholders’ meeting on September 18 that the cash-strapped Reliance Communications would completely exit the telecom business to focus on real estate.last_img read more

Surprised why Darjeeling has not been explored yet

first_imgKurseong: It takes a lot to surprise Rajinikanth, the Superstar who has been, time and again, depicted as a superhuman on celluloid and in the thousands of jokes woven around his alleged super human powers.However, Rajinikanth has expressed surprise as to why the beautiful locations in the Queen of the Hills haven’t been explored in celluloid films yet.West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb met the Superstar in Kurseong on Thursday carrying good wishes and a flower bouquet from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsRajinikanth is at present in Kurseong to shoot for an untitled Tamil movie directed by Chennai-based filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj. The film is being shot extensively in Kurseong and Darjeeling.Talking to media persons after the meeting, Rajinikanth stated: “I am surprised that Darjeeling, which is such a beautiful place with such beautiful locations, has not been explored yet. Though through this film, the whole country will know everything about this place and will explore it.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThalaiva (leader) was all praises for Darjeeling. “This is the land of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda, Subash Bose and Ravindranath Tagore. I am really happy to meet such lovely people, good and kind-hearted people here. I am here in Kurseong and Darjeeling for the next 30 days to shoot for a film,” stated Rajinikanth. The Superstar was happy regarding his film “Kaala.” “By God’s grace it’s doing well throughout the country,” stated Rajinikanth.When confronted with the question on his political plans on the backdrop of Kamal Hasan floating a political outfit, Rajinikanth sidestepped the question saying: “I have come here as an actor.”Even Minister Gautam Deb did not disclose if they had any political discussion. “I don’t want to discuss anything political. As an emissary of the Chief Minister, I requested Rajinikanth ji to promote Darjeeling and Dooars as a film shoot destination. I requested him to share his experiences of Darjeeling with others. Our State Government will provide all cooperation for a hassle free shoot,” assured the Minister. Before coming to Darjeeling Rajinikanth had called up CM Mamata Banerjee, stated Gautam Deb.The Minister also stated that the Superstar was truly impressed with Darjeeling. “The director had visited all the Hill Stations and then zeroed in on Darjeeling. I told him that numerous films including Aradhana, Barsaat Ki Ek Raat, Barfi and Jagaa Jasoos have been shot in Darjeeling,” stated the Minister.The Minister also stated that the situation in the Hills is normal and peaceful now. Incidentally, Darjeeling had witnessed a prolonged agitation in June 2017, including a 104-day long bandh.”The credit for bringing back normalcy goes to the people of the Hills and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee” stated Deb.Rajinikanth had arrived in Kurseong on June 6. The shoot started in Kurseong from June 7 and will continue till June 15 at Eastern Forest Rangers College. From Kurseong, the superstar will head for Darjeeling, where the film will be shot from June 17 to July 6. The film will then be shot in Kurseong again from July 7 to July 12.last_img read more

Human trafficking rears ugly head in IndoNepal border

first_imgDarjeeling: An open border, coupled with the Indo-Nepal Friendship treaty of 1950, is making the Indo-Nepal border highly vulnerable to human trafficking. Repatriation and rehabilitation of trafficked victims, especially children, back to Nepal is emerging as a major challenge.A “Consultation of cross-border repatriation of children from Nepal” was organised in Siliguri, attended by Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) top brass and NGOs.The main aim of the consultation was to formulate a Standard Operation Process (SOP) to repatriate victims back to Nepal. An SOP already exists with Bangladesh, which is followed when a cross-border trafficking victim is repatriated to Bangladesh. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”Whenever we intercept any person from the porous and open Indo-Nepal border trying to indulge in human trafficking, the perpetrator immediately seeks refuge in the Indo-Nepal Friendship Treaty and claims that the they have come to India for education (in case of children) or for job (in case of youths and adults), with the consent of parents and relatives. In most cases they are forced into prostitution or cheap labour,” stated Srikumar Bandopadhyay, IG, North Bengal, SSB. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe only way to prevent this is to create a strong intelligence network and to create awareness. “SSB is the lead agency working in this sector. We keep a close tab on the borders and also the airport,” stated the IG.The SSB has also come up with a short film which cautions people, especially children, not to fall into the trap of traffickers who usually lure their victims with promises of lucrative jobs and money. “We are screening this movie in all border areas, targeting students of Classes 8 to 12, the vulnerable group,” the IG said.last_img read more

A Roundup of Apps and Tools

first_imgJanuary 20, 2009 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Want to monetize your MySpace page or add a shop to your blog? Check out these four options:E-junkiee-junkie.comE-junkie is a copy-and-paste solution for selling tangible items and digital downloads wherever you can insert its HTML. You can sell fixed-price items, receive donations or offer a “set your own price” product.PayPal Labs’ Storefront Widgetx.comPayPal Labs’ free Storefront widget lets you create a compact store for products and services that you can drop onto any site that allows HTML. It gives you options for item variations and inventory control, and creates a shopping cart right in the widget.Shopitshopit.comShopit lets you sell your products and services through apps on Facebook and MySpace, as well as an HTML widget. It’s free to use, integrates with Facebook’s social features and lets you import your eBay and Yahoo Stores.Zazzlezazzle.comZazzle lets you sell branded products and pull in 10 percent or more in royalties. Its Merch Booth widget integrates with MySpace and gives you the HTML to paste it anywhere else. Clicking on a widget item sends users to your Zazzle store to shop and check out.Which Collaboration Tool is for you?By Francine Kiznertwitter.comWhat it is: A 140-character-per-post microblogging serviceThe cost: FreeWhat you can share: Messages, links and public and private repliesHow to use it: Create private work accounts to keep info in-house, then share via web, mobile or desktop appWho sees your posts: Your “followers” or the general public, per your update settingsFrustrations: Needing separate public and private accounts isn’t ideal, and archives can be messy.Why to use it: The short posts allow for quick info exchange; public accounts are good for PR and crowdsourcing answers.yammer.comWhat it is: A company-focused forum for co-workers to share what they’re working onThe cost: Free for basic services; $1 per month per user for businesses to take more control of their networksWhat you can share: Messages, links and repliesHow to use it: Follow colleagues, tags and discussion threads via web, mobile, IM or desktop appWho sees your posts: Those within your business who have a company e-mail, or selected departments and groupsFrustrations: You have to remember to tag your posts.Why to use it: This insular network becomes a light and mobile intranet replacement.campfirenow.comWhat it is: A group chat tool for collaborating with clients, colleagues and co-workersThe cost: Free for up to four users; plans for more users–up to 100 chatters–range from $12 to $99 per month.What you can share: Messages, images, documents, videos and computer codeHow to use it: Converse with colleagues and clients via the webWho sees your posts: Up to 1,000 invited members in a chat roomFrustrations: This web- and iPhone-only app can feel lonely if others aren’t logged on.Why to use it: Themed chat rooms help focus discussions, and you can review date and room archives. This story appears in the February 2009 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Grants kickstart bioscience research projects

first_imgIf you do not wish to receive news releases from Rice University, reply to this email and write “unsubscribe” in the subject line. Office of News and Media Relations – MS 300, Rice University, 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005 ShareDavid Ruth713-348-6327david@rice.eduMike Williams713-348-6728mikewilliams@rice.eduGrants kickstart bioscience research projectsGulf Coast Consortia announces Dunn Foundation seed grants for cancer, mold infection, hearing and neuron research HOUSTON – (Dec. 11, 2014) – Four teams of scientists at Rice University and other Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) institutions have earned research seed grants from the John S. Dunn Collaborative Research Awards.Winning projects include research on invasive mold infections, neural mechanisms that control carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the blood, remediation for chemotherapy-induced hearing loss and ways to maximize radiation of tumors with gold nanoparticles. The program also will fund a multidisciplinary workshop at the intersection of regenerative medicine, neuroscience and neuroengineering.The 10-year program began in 2008 to support new collaborations between researchers at Rice’s BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) and their partners at other institutional members of the GCC. The program is funded by the John S. Dunn Foundation and administered by the GCC.Research seed grants are awarded annually and are worth up to $100,000 each. The workshop award is $8,000. The awards support projects that foster interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research at the BRC.Invasive mold infectionsAntonios Mikos of Rice and Dimitrios Kontoyiannis of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are seeking a way to treat necrotizing invasive mold infections suffered by patients with suppressed immune systems. The infections are difficult to treat because the mold invades and disrupts blood vessels needed to deliver antifungal medications.The researchers will combine their expertise in biomaterials and fungi to develop an injectable polymer membrane to deliver both an antifungal medication and growth factors to stimulate blood vessel development and wound healing. When exposed to blue light, the polymer would solidify into a membrane that delivers medication and protects the damaged area but degrades as new skin cells grow over the wound.Mikos is the Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a professor of chemistry and materials science and nanoengineering, and director of the Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering at Rice. Kontoyiannis is the Frances King Black Endowed Professor and deputy head of the Division of Internal Medicine at MD Anderson.Chemotherapy-induced hearing lossFred Pereira of Baylor College of Medicine and James Tour of Rice will study ways to stem the side effects of widely used cisplatin chemotherapy compounds that kill cancer cells by damaging DNA. One disabling side effect is damage to normal nondividing cells in such organs as the inner ear, which can lead to high-frequency hearing loss that can progress to lower-frequency loss and tinnitus.Pereira and his colleagues will take advantage of nontoxic nanoparticle antioxidant polyethylene glycol-functionalized hydrophilic carbon clusters developed by the Tour group to protect against cisplatin-induced hearing loss by maintaining the integrity of the stria vascularis and cochlear blood-labyrinth barrier. The researchers also hope the treatment might prevent such other side effects as kidney and brain damage.Pereira is an associate professor in the Huffington Center on Aging and the departments of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. Tour is the T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry as well as a professor of materials science and nanoengineering and of computer science.Neuro-molecular mechanisms critical to breathingJacob Robinson of Rice and Russell Ray of Baylor College of Medicine are working to understand how neurons in the brain stem sense carbon dioxide. These cells adjust breathing to balance blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. Abnormalities in the process are suspected in a number of neurological and developmental disorders, including Rett syndrome and sudden infant death syndrome in children, and may also contribute to panic disorders and anxiety attacks in adults.The researchers plan to isolate live neurons that sense carbon dioxide using a combination of genetic techniques and nanofabricated cell-sorting chips. The isolated neurons will then be genetically profiled to reveal the molecular mechanisms that allow for carbon dioxide detection in the blood.Robinson is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Ray is a McNair Scholar and assistant professor of neuroscience.Maximizing radiation for cancer treatment Eugene Zubarev of Rice and Sunil Krishnan of MD Anderson are working to improve the treatment of tumors with clinically applicable radiation sources after intravenous administration of extremely small quantities of gold nanoparticles. The researchers have found that nanoparticles decorated with small, tumor-homing antibodies accumulate preferentially in tumors. When they are irradiated, secondary electrons from the particles cause greater oxidative stress and DNA damage than radiation alone or radiation in the presence of untargeted nanoparticles.The researchers noted the nanoparticles can be thought of as tiny mirrors that reflect radiation throughout the tumor, but not outside, so it cannot damage healthy cells.Zubarev is an associate professor of chemistry, and Krishnan is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology.The Dunn Foundation will also support a collaborative workshop to bring together investigators in regenerative medicine, neuroscience and neuroengineering in greater Houston. The workshop is being organized by Charles Cox, a professor of pediatric surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, along with Behnaam Aazhang, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jane Grande-Allen, a professor of bioengineering, both at Rice, and Benjamin Deneen, a professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine.The Dunn Foundation is a longtime supporter of collaborative research through the GCC, which builds interdisciplinary research teams and training programs in the biomedical sciences that involve the computational, chemical, mathematical and physical sciences. GCC member institutions include Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNewsRelated Materials:John S. Dunn Foundation: http://johnsdunnfoundation.orgBioScience Research Collaborative: http://brc.rice.edu/home/Gulf Coast Consortia: http://gulfcoastconsortia.org Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here. AddThislast_img read more