Changes to Wildlife Act Regulations

first_imgThe latest changes to regulations under the provincial wildlife act will provide greater opportunities to all Nova Scotia hunters, including youth and the disabled. Wildlife regulations are reviewed by the Department of Natural Resources, based on requests and advice from wildlife division biologists. “These revisions ensure that our wildlife resources are used in a sustainable and equitable manner, making life better for Nova Scotia families,” said John MacDonell, Minister of Natural Resources, today, June 23. Perhaps the most noteworthy change is the replacement of eight deer management zones by 12 new zones, which was done in broad consultation with the public, hunters and wildlife biologists. The goal is to provide greater deer-hunting opportunities in areas where there are large deer populations, bringing a number of vehicle-deer collisions and other human-wildlife conflict. Another regulation change is a transition project which will create a non-motorized moose hunt in the Pollet’s Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area in Cape Breton. It will be separate from the regular moose hunt and motorized vehicles will not be permitted in the area. The hunt will be Sept. 20-25 and Oct. 11-16. The departments of Natural Resources and Environment will use the trial to gauge hunter interest and evaluate hunting and hauling techniques before the motorized vehicles are prohibited for moose hunting in the area in 2012. Only 20 licences, awarded through a special draw, are available for this hunt. Application details will be announced in the coming weeks. Hunters who have applied for the general Nova Scotia moose draw may also enter the non-motorized hunt draw. In an effort to attract more young people to the joys of hunting, changes to regulations will allow youth age 16 to 19 years of age to hold a guide licence. They can serve as a guide when supervised by a licenced guide older than 19. Hunters 12 to 15 years of age will now be eligible to take guide courses. In another rule change, hunters with a disability will now be permitted to hunt on their own, providing someone is available to help retrieve game. Other changes will: double the bear snaring bag limit to two repeal the mandatory registration of bait sites for hunting bears, making it consistent with the regulations for snaring bear and hunting deer allow the use of camouflage orange garments while hunting (in addition to blaze orange) allow the use of crossbows in all hunting situations where conventional bows may be used, except the special open season for bowhunting deer allow the use of .410 slugs for deer hunting and larger shot sizes (buckshot) for hunting big game, coyotes, furbearers and certain small game, as safe alternatives in higher populated areas where animals such as deer are creating problems.last_img read more

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PCR reunites 3 missing children with families

first_imgNEW DELHI: The PCR MPVs displayed professionalism and humane face of police by reuniting three lost children with their families in two separate incidents in Karkadooma and Dilshad Garden.In the first incident on May 27, at arund 7 pm a PCR was placed at Karkadooma metro station, noticed two children near metro station. The children were apparently distraught and confused. The MPV staff immediately stopped and started taalking and consoling the children. On enquiry the children told their names as Aadi, aged four years and Gaurav 5.5 years and also informed that they have lost the way to their home. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarThe MPV staff immediately took them in the MPV and went towards police station Anand Vihar for further help. When the MPV staff was passing through Saini Enclave market, they noticed some people gathered and looking tense. On verification it was found that they were looking for the above missing children. One of the person identified himself as Montu, residence of Karkadooma village, father of the missing children. The father and children were handed over to local police for legal formalities. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceThe second incident took place at 5.40 am on 28 May. The PCR staff received a call about a three-year-old child wandering alone in a street near Mrignayani Chowk, Dilshad Colony. The PCR MPV immediately rushed to the spot and found the girl there. “The girl could not speak properly and only signalled in a particular direction. The MPV staff along with the girl went in the direction, and also enquired in the area. After some efforts they traced the parents of the girl who were searching for her. She was handed over to her father, Mohd. Zuwer, R/o New Seema Puri, Delhi,” said a senior police officer. The prompt and timely intervention by MPV staff reunited the children with their families and averted any mishappening.last_img read more

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Parliamentary security force seeks harassment investigators after case backlog

first_imgOTTAWA – Parliament’s security force says it’s dealt with multiple harassment complaints and now it’s hiring outside investigators to ensure it can manage future cases.The Parliamentary Protective Service sets out its need for third-party help in a publicly posted contract tender that also says the force dealt with a backlog of cases earlier this year.The security force recently had a “significant number of active, formal harassment complaints,” according to the tender document. These have since all been dealt with, but third-party investigators are needed to guard against future backlogs, a spokesman for the security force says.While there are no longer any outstanding cases, there’s a need to ensure the organization is equipped to deal with future cases in a timely manner, said Joseph Law, chief of staff to the director of the Parliamentary Protective Service.“The reason why we are going with that (request for proposal) is because we need to be able to have our own list of vendors that we can rely on for third-party investigation,” he said.“The problem that there was a little bit of backlog was we didn’t have our own list. We were depending on the House of Commons, we were depending on other vendors, but this kind of streamlines the administrative process.”Law said he could not disclose the specific nature or the number of harassment cases that led to the previous backlog, citing privacy concerns.The security force has been following harassment prevention policies developed by the House of Commons and the Senate, which call for a third-party investigator. However, the force sought outside help because it doesn’t have internal resources dedicated specifically to implement these policies or to conduct third-party investigations.It’s in the process of finalizing its own harassment prevention policy, which is expected to be ready for implementation later this year.A report tabled in Parliament last month revealed that 35 harassment cases were brought to the attention of the House of Commons’ human resources officer over the past year — the majority of which were inquiries only.Three cases of harassment were formally investigated, two of which involved cases of sexual harassment while the other was classified as “mixed” in the report. Only one of the investigated cases was deemed substantiated, one was ruled unsubstantiated and one was deemed partially substantiated.No names or identifying information were included in the report.Allegations of harassment have been levelled against several current and former MPs over the last year.Follow @ReporterTeresa on Twitterlast_img read more

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New immigration pilot will offer permanent residency to migrant farmworkers

first_imgOTTAWA — The Liberal government is launching a new three-year immigration experiment that aims to help fill labour shortages in Canada’s agri-food sector.Over the last several years, industries such as meat processing and mushroom farming have relied on seasonal temporary foreign workers due to labour shortages, even though the work is not seasonal.This new pilot program, which is to begin in 2020, aims to attract and retain migrant workers by giving them an opportunity to become permanent residents.Currently, migrant farm workers who come to Canada through the program for seasonal agricultural workers are only given limited-term work permits and do not have a pathway to permanent residency.Under this new pilot, temporary foreign farm workers will be able to apply for permanent residency after 12 months and, if they’re approved, will also be allowed to bring their families to Canada.Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says Canadian farmers and food processors need a reliable workforce to be successful and this pilot will help employers to have better access to the workers they need to get the job done.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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US consumer spending flat in April as higher incomes boost savings

FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, a shopper pays for his produce at a farmers market in downtown Los Angeles. The Commerce Department releases its April report on consumer spending, which accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, on Monday, June 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File) US consumer spending flat in April as higher incomes boost savings WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers held back from spending more in April, deciding instead to channel income gains into savings.Consumer spending was flat in April — the weakest performance in three months — after a revised 0.5 per cent increase in March, the Commerce Department reported Monday. The March advance had been the biggest gain since last August. Personal income rose a healthy 0.4 per cent.The unchanged reading for consumer spending in April had been expected given weakness previously reported in retail sales and auto sales for the month. Economists, however, forecast that spending will rebound in coming months. Solid gains in employment and incomes should translate into more confident consumers who are willing to spend more.With income growing and spending flat, the personal saving rate jumped to 5.6 per cent of after-tax incomes — the second highest level since December 2012.Economists believe consumers will start spending the savings they have accumulated from the big drop in gas prices. While the cost of filing up the tank has risen a bit in recent weeks, prices are still nearly $1 below the levels of a year ago.Consumer spending is closely watched because it accounts for 70 per cent of economic activity.“The April income and spending figures are another reminder that even though their incomes are rising at a healthy pace, households are still reluctant to boost spending more freely,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients.He said he still believed the overall economy would grow between 2.5 per cent and 3 per cent in the current April-June quarter.The overall economy shrank in first three month of the year, with the gross domestic product contracting at an annual rate of 0.7 per cent.Consumer spending slowed to growth of just 1.8 per cent in the first quarter, down from spending growth of 4.4 per cent in the fourth quarter. The frigid cold in many parts of the country kept shoppers away from the malls. With the arrival of spring and warmer weather, analysts are looking for spending to rebound.The weakness in April, the first month in the new quarter, reflected big declines in spending on both durable goods such as autos and nondurable goods such as clothing and food. Spending on services, which cover utility bills and rent, edged up 0.2 per cent.Recent employment gains are expected to fuel spending. The economy created 223,000 jobs in April, pushing the unemployment rate down to a nearly seven-year low of 5.4 per cent.The Federal Reserve has kept a key interest rate at a record low near zero since December 2008 in an effort to combat high unemployment. Even though the job market has revived, the Fed has left rates alone in part because inflation for nearly three years has been running below the Fed’s 2 per cent target.Many economists believe the central bank, which next meets on June 16, will delay its first rate hike until September.___This story has been corrected to show that Paul Ashworth is the chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, not BMO Capital Markets. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Jun 1, 2015 7:27 am MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2015 at 4:51 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Reilly More shops need to stop selling sweets and chocolates at checkouts

first_imgUpdated 3.17pmA MOVE BY Tesco to stop selling sweets and chocolates at shop checkouts has been welcomed by government.Minister for Health James Reilly has said that he hopes it is first step towards other shops taking similar steps.“The retail sector can play an important role in building a healthier Ireland, not least through supporting our efforts to address the consumption of top shelf food products, such as sweets and chocolate, but in supporting healthier diets overall,” Reilly said in a statement.He added that he would encourage other shops to follow Tesco’s lead.Tesco announced that this morning that there will not be chocolates or sweets in the vicinity of tills in the retailer’s stores.Food safety watchdog safefood also welcomed the decision, saying it is a “powerful recognition of how ‘pester power’ and impulse-buying affect the food choices we make every day”.Musgraves said that it already recommends that Supervalu stores give customers the choice of using “sweet-free checkouts”, some of which are already offered in stores.Originally posted 2.12pmPoll: Do you buy ‘checkout sweets’ (even though you know you shouldn’t)? >last_img read more

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AK A Kinder Gentler Militia Alaskas Movement Rebrands

first_img(Alexandra Gutierrez/APRN)In 2011, members of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia were arrested for conspiracy to commit murder. The trial of their leader, Schaeffer Cox, continually made headlines in the years that followed, most of them bad. Now, other militia groups in the state are trying to show a different side to the movement. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez spent three days at a militia gathering in Sutton this summer and has this story.Download Audio:It’s a picture perfect day, and five people in camouflage are marching beneath a crag in the Talkeetna mountains. Rifles are slung across their chests, and an aerial photography drone is hovering over. The man operating the camera is shouting directions.“We want to get them relaxed – not always ready to rock. Oh, that’s a nice shot of them going away right there ”The stuff the videographer is getting looks like it’s straight out of an Army recruitment ad. But the people in camo aren’t soldiers. They’re members of the Anchorage Municipality Defense Force, one of the half dozen or so militias operating in Alaska.Their commander, Mikel Insalaco, came up with the idea of using a drone to film part of the Alaska Prepper, Survivalist, & Militia Rendezvous, an annual training weekend that brings outfits from across the state together.“We’re supposed to be paranoid about drones but the reality of this is this one has a good purpose,” Insalaco tells me. “We want to be able to get some pretty wicked footage of the event.”(Alexandra Gutierrez/APRN)The only thing that Insalaco — or, really, any of the rendezvous attendees — seems paranoid about is seeming paranoid.The American militia movement isn’t exactly viewed as cuddly. After a series of standoffs with federal agents in the Nineties, militias got a lot of attention as a dangerous and fringe anti-government subculture. Locally, the Alaska Peacemakers Militia incident didn’t help that reputation. Cox was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring to kill law enforcement officials and illegally possessing automatic weapons and grenades. Three other members were also incarcerated on similar charges.Taking in the scene at the militia rendezvous, it’s easy to see how an outsider might be wary. The temporary compound is patrolled by armed men. There are pickup trucks draped in camo netting, and plenty of dudes with beards and tattoos milling around.David Luntz is one of them.“Militias get a bad name,” Luntz says during a break from training.He commands the Central Alaska Militia, which covers a swath of land from Delta Junction to Fairbanks. For all that should make Luntz intimidating, he’s just – well – not. He’s got an easy laugh, and if you talk to him for more than a couple minutes about how he leads the militia, the word “transparency” will inevitably come up.“We want people to understand what we’re about and support us. These groups that hide and be all secret and they’re not public and open – well, people start fearing them,” says Luntz.It should go without saying that any motley crew can describe themselves as a militia, and Luntz obviously doesn’t speak for all of them. But the attitude he has is a common one among the groups attending the rendezvous.“Unfortunately, what happened with [Cox] really hurt the efforts in Alaska, and one of our primary missions in Central Alaska Militia is to change that perception.”Even though some members of the Alaska militia movement believe Cox was a victim of entrapment, many rendezvous attendees distance themselves from and are even critical of the Peacemakers. They’re eager to show their militias are about more than clashing with government.For Luntz, the militia’s about a few things. He describes it as a “community defense” group where the people involved learn solid survival skills. Outside of a couple digs at the United Nations, there’s not a lot of talk at the rendezvous about one-world government or taking on the Feds. You’re more likely to hear about preparing for what some call “general infrastructure failure,” and being ready for natural disasters — and maybe alien or zombie attacks. (Driving that home is one attendee’s ammo dog, who wanders the compound in a camo pack that reads “Zombie Response K-9.”) So, in addition to sessions on weapons transitions and close-quarter tactics, there’s also training on food storage and first aid.“I think that some people are a little apprehensive to come out and run around in BDUs [battle dress uniform],” says Luntz. “The militias and these groups that are formed have a lot more positions that people could partake in that doesn’t involve running around in fatigues and army gear.”Luntz also gets a sense of camaraderie from his militia. He was in the Army for 20 years, and now he does defense work for – yes – the federal government.And as a member of the Constitution Party and a strong believer in the Second Amendment, Luntz sees his involvement in the Central Alaska Militia as a basic exercise of his rights. But he doesn’t think of his militia as right-wing or even explicitly political.“You know, we don’t not accept people because they’re a liberal or they’re whatever. As long as you support the Constitution and our form of government and our Republican setup, then you’re pretty much good,” Luntz says, before laughing. “Just so long as you’re not a felon or a sex offender.”(Alexandra Gutierrez/APRN)Yup, the Central Alaska Militia runs background checks on potential members. And at the rendezvous, there are plenty of rules they agree to for safety reasons that would be unacceptable to them if imposed by government. They require attendees to have their pistols holstered and unloaded, and prohibit anyone from handling a gun if they’ve had anything to drink within the past eight hours. The rules are as strict as a shooting range, and much stricter than state law.And as far as government goes, Luntz says they’ve given the State Troopers their standard operating procedures. They also reach out to the boroughs, the state, the Feds whenever they hold an event on public land.“You know it’d be kind of easy for somebody to be on the other side of this big compound here and out camping for the weekend, and they see us, and they’re like, ‘Oh my god! They have guns,’ and they call the troopers, ‘There’s a bunch of people with guns!’” says Luntz. “So, we make those public contacts.”As it turned out, the Troopers did get called to the area … but not because of the rendezvous. In fact, not a single shot was fired the whole weekend by the militia crowd. The Troopers were there because a separate party sprouted up near the compound on the last night. There were drunk people driving four-wheelers, a couple of cases of indecent exposure, and shots being fired well into the A.M.At breakfast the next day, there was some talk about how rowdy the party-goers were and how they were glad the compound had a perimeter set up. At the end of the conversation, one person commented while shaking his head, “And we’re supposed to be the guys people are afraid of.”(Alexandra Gutierrez/APRN)last_img read more

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AP Govt failed to extend hands to flood victims MP Galla

first_imgGuntur: MP Galla Jayadev criticised that the government has failed to extend helping hand to the flood victims in the district and to cover the failure, it is planning to shift the state capital from Amaravati. Addressing a press meet held at the TDP state office here on Thursday, he criticised that the YSRCP government was implementing anti-people policies. Also Read – TDP to open shelters for victims of attacks Advertise With Us He demanded that Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy make clear his stand on the state capital whether he will continue state capital in Amaravati or shift to some other place. He reminded that the former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu brought loans and started Amaravati construction. However, the YSRCP government is creating hurdles for the construction of state capital Amaravati. He alleged that the government was not paying bills for the completed works executed during the TDP regime. He criticised that due to lack of proper management of floods, floodwater inundated Chandrababu Naidu’s residence at Undavalli.last_img read more

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BNP hosts iftar for orphans alemulema

first_imgIn the absence of party chairperson Khaleda Zia, BNP hosted an iftar party for orphan students and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan, reports UNB.The programme was held at the city’s Ladies Club with the participation of around 150 orphans and some alem-ulema.Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and party standing committee members received the guests and exchanged pleasantries with them.Khaleda used to take iftar with orphans and alem-ulema on the first day of Ramadan every year.The chair of the chief guest of the BNP’s iftar programme was kept vacant as Khaleda is now in jail.Speaking at the programme, Fakhrul said they arranged the programme with a heavy heart this year as their chairperson is now in jail.”She (Khaleda) used to take iftar with orphans every year on the first day of Ramadan. But this time, she took iftar solitarily in jail. It’s very tragic for all of us. We pray to Allah so that we get her back among us soon,” he added.Fakhrul said their party and the nation are passing through a critical time under the rule of current ‘autocratic and fascist’ government. “We must face the situation with courage to restore democracy and free our leader (Khaleda) from jail.”He urged the country’s people to get united and wage a movement to get rid of the current government’s rule.Prior to the iftar, a munajat was offered seeking divine blessings for Khaleda’s early recovery and her release from jail.Apart from Fakhrul, BNP standing committee members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain, Moudud Ahmed, Jamiruddin Sircar, Mirza Abbas, Abdul Moyeen Khan, Nazrul Islam Khan and Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury joined the iftar party.last_img read more

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The PlayStation Showcase Was a Solid if Predictable Event

first_imgStay on target The latest God of War footage is very much in line with what was shown last year. A bearded Kratos teaches his son about survival while battling all sorts of crazy monsters. Kratos no longer wields the signature Chains of Olympus and now uses an axe and shield. The standout moment of the trailer was when the World Serpent emerges from the sea — not to fight Kratos — but to aid him. The game is set to release in “early” 2018. If the release date follows the pattern of previous games in the series, expect it to be sometime in March.Shadow of the Colossus Maybe I didn’t get the memo, but I was legitimately surprised to find out Bluepoint Games was making a remastered version of Shadow of the Colossus for PS4. The company has a solid track record with remasters (God of War Collection, Metal Gear Solid HD, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, and even the Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection for PS3). It’s unclear how this remaster will differ from the previous one, but if the trailer is anything to go by, this may actually be some sort of remake. Whatever the case may be, a remaster/remake of Shadow of the Colossus is news worth celebrating.Monster Hunter: WorldThe Monster Hunter franchise comes home to PlayStation with a proper current-gen installment. Since the series has mostly been relegated to handhelds, it has always looked and controlled poorly. Now that it is on PS4, the franchise can truly live up to its potential. We don’t have a lot of concrete information about Monster Hunter: World at this time, but I’m sure Capcom will fill us in soon.Spider-Man The 2016 PlayStation Showcase is arguably one of the best E3 conferences in recent memory. From the debut of games like Days Gone, Resident Evil 7, God of War, Detroit, and Death Stranding, last year’s show was pretty ridiculous. There was no way that this year’s event was going to top it. While this showcase didn’t deliver any megaton announcements, it had enough to keep PlayStation fans happy.In many ways, Sony’s 2017 E3 event was a remastered edition of the 2016 show. We got to see many of the same titles from last year, only much further into development. Not a lot of time was spent on PlayStation VR, but the device will have a number of new titles coming out for it soon. Games like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Destiny 2, and Call of Duty: WWII have solid release dates, whereas God of War, Detroit, and Spider-Man are set to release sometime in 2018.Below are some of the PlayStation Showcase’s biggest highlights.God of Warcenter_img PlayStation 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 Million‘Death Stranding’ Is Your PlayStation 4 Holiday Exclusive This year’s showcase treated us to actual gameplay from Insomniac’s Spider-Man. Spidey beats up bad guys in style and always manages to end every action with a cool superhero pose. The game seems to have a mix of real-time action and quick time cutscenes. Quick time events are frowned upon by some gamers, but when the mechanic is done correctly (as it seems to be here), it can greatly enhance action sequences. The trailer ends with a glimpse of Miles Morales, who may or may not be a playable Ultimate Spider-Man in this game.Uncharted: The Lost LegacySony kicked off the show with the upcoming Uncharted DLC, The Lost Legacy. Truth be told, the trailer doesn’t show much that hasn’t been seen in terms of what the game is about. That doesn’t make it any less fun, however. Players will get to try this game out fairly soon since it is coming out on August 22.Detroit: Become HumanWe haven’t heard much about Quantic Dreams’ latest offering for some time, so it was nice to finally see new footage. The vague “2018” release date on this game is particularly frustrating given how great it is shaping up to be. This has the makings of being another Quantic Dream hit.last_img read more

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New George R R Martin sciencefiction series described as Psycho in space

first_imgA novella that George R. R. Martin wrote that was published in a 1980 science-fiction magazine has been optioned to be turned into a new TV series called Nightflyers. It will debut in Autumn 2018 on the Syfy channel. The newly released trailer for the series is gaining traction online. In it, a frightening young girl chants, “Feel. Kill. Hate. Burn. Time. Death.”Martin, famous for his Game of Thrones novels, describes the new series as “A haunted house story on a starship. It’s Psycho in space.”According to Syfy, the show follows eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on “an expedition to the edge of our solar system aboard the Nightflyer—a ship with a small tightknit crew and a reclusive captain—in the hope of making contact with alien life. But when terrifying and violent events begin to take place they start to question each other—and surviving the journey proves harder than anyone thought.”George R. R. Martin at an event in Tucson, Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore CC By SA 3.0The series is based on Martin’s novella published originally in 1980 in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. In 1985, Martin put out a short-story collection of his work that included Nightflyers, somewhat expanded. He has written a great deal of science fiction as well as fantasy over his career.“Some of the fans of A Song of Ice and Fire seem to believe that I burst onto the writing scene full-grown with the publication of the first book of the series,” Martin wrote in the “Oldies But Goodies” section of his official website, “but actually I had been a professional writer for 25 years when A Game of Thrones was published in 1996.”At Thrillerfest, the annual conference for International Thriller Writers Inc., Martin talked about the history of Nightflyers, and how he has been able to correct a wrong with new series.Here’s what George R.R. Martin has been doing the past 6 years instead of writing the next Game of Thrones bookAccording to Martin, he wrote the story’s protagonist, Melantha Jhirl, as a black woman. The name “Melantha” translates to “Black flower.” But when the story was first expanded into a book anthology, it showed a white woman on the cover to illustrate Nightflyers. When he protested to the editor, he was told, “You want people to buy the book, don’t you?”Portrait photoshoot at Worldcon 75, Helsinki, before the Hugo Awards, George R. R. Martin. Photo by Henry Soderlund CC-BY 4.0Since this was the 1980s and Martin had no power, he couldn’t make enough of a fuss to force the editor change the model who was used on the cover.So when Martin heard that the Syfy channel had optioned the novella and planned to make it into a TV series, he said he had one condition: the actress playing Melantha must be a woman of color. Syfy executives agreed.The story was made into a science-fiction/horror movie in 1987, and producers cast white actress Catherine Mary Stewart as Melantha, going by the cover of the book.George R.R. Martin at Clarion West 1998. Scanned from a print, June 2006. Photo by Elf CC BY SA 3.0He told the Thrillerfest audience he was “pleased that that injustice has finally been resolved after 30 years… I look back on it now, and I’ve been a little ashamed of that ever since.”In other news about Game of Thrones, the pilot for a prequel series begins filming in Northern Ireland this autumn. Martin created the untitled series with producer Jane Goldman, best known for the comic book series Kiss-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service.“Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour,” according to HBO. “And only one thing is sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.”Martin signing books in a bookstore in Ljubljana, Slovenia (June 2011). Photo by Yerpo CC BY SA 3.0According to the Belfast Telegraph, filming for the new show will take place at Paint Hall studios in Belfast, where the original Game of Thrones series was shot.Read another story from us: Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding is based on Scotland’s Black Dinner in 1440 and Glencoe Massacre of 1692“This is fantastic news for everyone at the studio–from the cast and the crew, right down to the riggers and the catering staff,” a Paint Hall source told the newspaper.No cast news has been released as of yet about the prequel series.Nancy Bilyeau, a former staff editor at Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and InStyle, has written a trilogy of historical thrillers for Touchstone Books. For more information, go to read more

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VIDEO Falcons picks fiery tribute to his grandma stole the show on

first_imgNFL Draft night is the night that dreams come true, and lives are instantly changed forever. It’s also a celebration of the struggle it took to get to the draft stage, and for those that helped along the way.After the Falcons drafted UCLA outside linebacker Takkarist McKinley with the 26th pick in the first round, he gave an emotional speech in remembrance of his grandmother who passed away, as he held a portrait of her on stage.McKinley got emotional as he recalled how he told his grandma on her death bed, in 2011, that he was going to make it to the NFL. He dropped an f-bomb on live TV during the speech, but it’s easy to forgive him in the moment.Smile man, your grandmother would be proud. Advertisement (Video has explicit language)I wanna see Takkarist McKinley win— 20:01® (@IAMKRIS24) April 28, 2017last_img read more

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Air Canada passengers delayed for 32 hours in Costa Rica including nine

first_imgRelated posts:Juan Santamaría airport reopens for flights after volcanic eruptions Hurricane Matthew: Airlines cancel flights between Costa Rica-Florida Winter Storm Stella causes flight cancellations between New York-Costa Rica Amid Holy Week traffic, four highways temporarily waive toll fees Canada’s CBC Newsreported today that an Air Canada flight had been delayed for 32 hours at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaría International Airport – not because of inclement weather or volcanic ash, but because of an administrative error.The 273 passengers on the flight from San José to Toronto boarded the plane at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, then sat on the runway until 7:15 p.m. except for a 1.5-hour break during which they deplaned and purchased food, passengers told CBC News.The reason for the delay was that the passenger head count did not match computer records, CBC reported.At 7:15 p.m., the flight was officially cancelled and passengers were given hotel and food vouchers. However, according to Toronto-based news site City News, the nightmare did not end there; passengers returned to the airport the following day, Monday, Jan. 9, to find themselves subject to a chaotic check-in process, according to the site.Twitter user @PMachadoLaw posted photos of the makeup flight scene before the harried travelers finally took off, 2.5 hours late. One Air Canada passenger shared her experience. Via Twitter Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted Jun 19, 2019 5:59 am PDT Royal police escort bike collides with elderly woman AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img LONDON — U.K. authorities are investigating a collision between a police motorcycle escorting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and an elderly woman in southwest London.The accident occurred around 12.50 p.m. on Monday when the royal couple were on their way to Windsor for the St George’s Chapel service commemorating the Order of the Garter. Police say the woman, who is in her 80s, is in critical condition in a hospital.Kensington Palace says the duke and duchess were “deeply concerned and saddened” by the incident and sent their “very best wishes,” to the woman.The matter was referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, who say their investigation “is in its very early stages and the officer involved is assisting our inquiries as a witness.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

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