What the 2020 Oscars have given themselves, summed up in the best memes

first_imgEvery year more people are interested in the Oscars awardsAny moment of the Oscars can become meme Image: Reuters On Sunday, February 9, the 92nd edition of the Oscar Awards was held in Los Angeles, prizes that are given every year to recognize people related to the world of cinema who have done a great job during that year. In each edition, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences meets to analyze the work of great professionals in the sector to be able to deliver up to 25 statuettes to the best of each branch within the cinema.Every year there are more people who are interested in the awards, but not all do precisely to know who will be the winners of the night. This type of event brings together hundreds of celebrities from around the world and that is why many people get noticed. Some people want to analyze the dress of each of the guests while others simply want to know more about the love life of their famous favorites. Another aspect that has been linked to the Oscar Awards gala for years is the memes of each edition. During this celebration, the highlights of the night and the expressions of some celebrities, among other things, become protagonists of different memes that circulate as gunpowder through social networks.Who will win? For me Billie Eilish takes this statuette too ????#Oscars pic.twitter.com/EbZVJZw7xX– AlejandraLMJ1 ???? (@ Ale_Camzregui27) February 10, 2020QUEEN AMIDALA #Oscars pic.twitter.com/4uDGcWeR9Kcenter_img – zatara (@feyresolo) February 10, 2020When EMINEM left the stage. “Excuse me”#Oscars # Oscar2020 pic.twitter.com/h2G2EV5UVs– Samuel Torres (@ElSamu_BSC) February 10, 2020About #Jason Derulo in the #Oscars it was seen coming pic.twitter.com/aegpqYoY04– Raúl Labrador (@RaulGipsy) February 9, 2020The fall of Jason Derulo, represents way of life #Oscar pic.twitter.com/bNtuie1s8n– Jandira Daza (@ JnDaza17) February 9, 2020When you are already highly ethyl and close an eye to focus. # Oscars2020 # Oscar2020 pic.twitter.com/DWGqOY5MYW– Prometeo Cinema (@PrometeoCinema) February 10, 2020Elsa interpreters singing # Oscar2020 pic.twitter.com/OzI6jlVBIX– Luz Onell (@onell_luz) February 10, 2020last_img read more

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Edwin Allen, Jago favourites for $1m at Grand Prix Finale

first_img The Michael Dyke coached Edwin Allen team will be seeking to make it three wins in a row, and despite not making it to the finals in the 4x400m, the team from Frankfield, Clarendon, which joins Excelsior with ten individual qualifiers each (the most among females), should come out on top once more, based on the quality of their athletes qualifying. These include the outstanding Kevona Davis in the Under 17 200m, who blazed to a blistering 23.56 seconds in a negative 4.5m per second head wind, in winning at the Central Championships. Other outstanding athletes from that institution include Cemore Donald and Rushana Dwyer in the Under 17 800m, Fiona Richards in the Girl’s Under 20 Discus, Janique Burgher in the Under 17 high jump and Annia Ashley in the Girl’s Under 20 Long jump. After success last year, St. Jago High School, with a new coach, Rhansome Edwards has the most qualifiers among the male teams. They have 15 individuals along with the relay, and will definitely start favourites for success. Their bid will be led by Under 20 high jumper, Lushane Wilson, the Under 17 high jump duo of Damar Marshall and Vanderleer Palmer, as well as Under 20 half miler Leon Clarke. AFTER dominating the Digicel Central AthleticsChampionships which ended three days ago, Edwin Allen Girl’s and St. Jago Boy’s are in prime positions to walk away with the Grand prize of $1M each, awarded to the top female and male teams, as the Digicel Grand Prix comes to an end today inside the National Stadium. This is with the staging of the GC Foster Classics starting at 8:30am, with the 2000m Steeplechase for High School Girls. However, the Grand Prix events will start at 12:05pm for field events, while on the track action will get underway at 5:20 p.m. After the four Regional meets: Western , Eastern, Corporate Area and Central Championships, the eight best individual athletes, along with the 4x400m relay teams, have advanced to the big party and fans are in for a treat as some $15M are down to be shared among the top teams and individuals. The top two teams will walk away with a million dollars each, the second place teams will receive $500,000 while third will get $250,000. There will be other prizes at the meet as all athletes who qualified for today’s Grand Prix finals will see their institutions getting $25,000 for each qualifier, while record holders in today’s Championships events will receive $25,000, and those who break national records will get $50,000. The coaches will not be left out, as the coach of the top male and female teams will receive $50,000 each. Unlike previous years when points were carried over from previous meets, this time around, all teams will start from scratch. Because of this, it definitely has brought more interest among the teams, as athletes will not want to put a foot wrong with so much at stake. Digicel Senior Sponsorship and Development Manager, Kamal Powell, put things into perspective just after the Central Championships recently. “I know all coaches will be crunching the numbers based on finishes across the regions, and I will call it the World Championships for high school track and field,” Powell said. Three wins Favourites While St. Jago High will start favourite to win, they cannot be comfortable as Corporate Area kingpins. Calabar, with 11 individuals and a relay team, and Kingston College, with 10 individuals could surprise. The outstanding Christopher Taylor is expected to win the Under 20 200m for Calabar, while teammate Michael Stevens could also do likewise in the Under 20 100m. On the other hand, Kingston College is expected to score strongly in the field through captain Carey McLeod, in the Under 20 long jump, and with the Under 17 long jump duo of Wayne Pinnock and Shaquille Lowe. The final outcome could come down to the 4x400m, which could hurt Kingston College, who failed to advance to today’s meet. Some of the country’s elite athletes who are preparing for the World Relays in the Bahamas next month, will also be on show today as well. There will be some events for them, which will be contested during the Grand Prix events. These include the 400m for both males and females. It could come down to the final event, the 4x400m relay, which could hurt the North Street team which failed to field a strong team at the Corporate Area meet and failed to qualify.last_img read more

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Russian appeal hearings end with no immediate decision

first_imgIn small interactions before Olympics, Korean unity emerges Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments FILE – In this Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, men’s 1,000-meter short track speedskating gold medalist Viktor Ahn, of Russia, gestures while holding his medal during the medals ceremony at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)PYEONGCHANG, South Korea—Forty-five Russian athletes are still waiting to hear if they will be allowed to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics after their appeal hearing ended Thursday without a decision.The first competitions of the games—including a U.S.-Russia curling match—had already started when the Court of Arbitration for Sport heard the cases at a luxury resort in the mountains near Pyeongchang.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “We can’t comment on what just happened at the panel. I’ll just say that we came here to defend our good name and we were fully listened to by the CAS panel,” said luge coach Albert Demchenko, who was at the hearing. “All our documents and words were heard.”The Russians are seeking to overturn the International Olympic Committee’s decision not to invite them to the games. If they win, it would force the IOC to accept athletes it considers to be linked to doping offenses.The Russian team is formally banned, so they would have to compete as “Olympic Athletes from Russia” in neutral uniforms under the Olympic flag. With 168 IOC-approved athletes, it’s already one of the biggest teams in Pyeongchang.The IOC won’t comment on individual cases, but says its invitation process was based on evidence from a newly obtained Moscow laboratory database detailing doping in previous years.Other athletes whose cases will be heard include Viktor Ahn, a six-time Olympic gold medalist in short-track speedskating, and Alexander Legkov, a cross-country skiing gold medalist.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sergei Parkhomenko, the general secretary of the Russian Bobsled Federation, said athletes from his team were training in Siberia, ready to fly to South Korea at a moment’s notice if CAS gives them the green light.“We’re hoping for a fair and logical decision from the court,” he said. “If there’s a positive ruling, they’ll fly in.”Russian officials and athletes have indicated that not all of those who have filed appeals plan to compete if they win. Some are reportedly no longer in training, while others may not be included on full rosters in sports like hockey.The six athletes who filed an appeal Thursday include two world champion speedskaters, Denis Yuskov and Pavel Kulizhnikov, plus athletes from biathlon and ski jumping.All six were originally refused invitations to compete by the IOC. All have previously served bans of various lengths for failed doping tests. The IOC had said it wouldn’t invite athletes previously banned for doping.CAS had previously said it didn’t plan to hear their case until after the Olympics.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “(A ruling is expected) within the next 24 hours,” said Philippe Baertsch, a lawyer for the Russians. “We are hopeful that the panel will follow our argumentation and respect the rights of the athletes.”The total number of appeals hit 60 on Thursday, the day before the opening ceremony. The cases heard Thursday concern 45 Russian athletes and two coaches, but CAS said it will also hear new Russian cases involving six athletes and seven support staff.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIn attendance for the hearing were Elena Nikitina, the 2014 bronze medalist in women’s skeleton, and Tatiana Ivanova, a luger who won silver in the team event in 2014.Leaving the hearing, Nikitina said the three arbiters—from Canada, Switzerland and Australia—”were pleasant and we were listened to.” Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

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Sufficient Grace (Dedicated to the fight against Ebola)

first_imgIt was a case of death, it was not a case of life, many people were dying, not many were living, and there was a chance to survive, but the report that there was not cure for the virus caused many to throw their hands in the air.  It was an uncertain period and surviving demanded the intervention of God, many people claimed.  But the morning after three family members perished, hundreds jammed the local community church on Bushrod Island, and like the people of the Biblical Nineveh, tore their clothes and disorganized their hair and from morning till night, refrained from food.   Twenty eight year-old Jason Mandela emerged from his self-imposed fast, with vigor and expectation from a group, including Pastor John Towah in tow. The withering evening cold seethed through the environment as the two men reclined on soft chairs for reflection. The invitation had come from Mandela and the pastor was willing to answer to his concerns.  “God heard the people of Nineveh,” Mandela said with references to the Writ, “and he would by no means hear our pleas.” The pastor chuckled with excitement.  “He would definitely do as we have requested.” Mandela could not restrain a smile, despite the harrowing experience of losing more than seven family members, including his mother and a sister.  “Does the Lord destroy the just with the unjust,” a question that the pastor was apparently prepared for, made certain for his years as a man who searched the Scriptures, and was able to see the angle of the conversation.  He smiled.  “The Lord is just and he would by no means destroy the just along with the unjust.” He explained further the incident recorded in scripture about the doom cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. And offered more reasons why the just would not be swept away with the unjust.  “The patriarch Abraham was allowed to plead with the Lord to save the few just and as a result to have saved the many who were unjust,” a statement that Mandela nodded in appreciation.  But Mandela could not fail to throw the next question, which intruded his mind, since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease.  “Are we a doom generation?” The pastor emitted a grave smile and urging Mandela to look at him, he shook his head, as a consequence.  “What could make you ask such a question?” Mandela could not retain his surprise, for the pastor’s reaction and sweeping his head away from the pastor folded his hands across his chest. The evening was approaching fast and the echoes of automobile engines filled the air.  But to his utter surprise, Mandela could feel the pastor regaining his composure and excitement in his eyes.  “It would be unfair to assign any evil with the Lord,” he said, “but due to our limited understanding as to how the Lord works, many people are quick to place their difficulties onto the Lord and when tough times come, credit him of their sufferings.” Mandela then said, “Should we not throw our burden on to the Lord?”  “You should by any means.”  “How is it different from what I said earlier?”The pastor could not fail to catch the sarcasm in Mandela’s eyes, and he went on in full blast, for he would be remiss if he failed to defend the Lord in this instance.  “Throwing your burden on the Lord is not the same as suggesting that we are part of a doom generation. May the Lord’s name be praised, for it is clearly a situation where human mistakes ganged up to destroy what belongs to the Lord to shame.  “Like before the destruction of the doom cities Sodom and Gomorrah, it is a question of trusting in the Lord, for he is mysterious in his saving grace.”  The young man’s interest heightened.  “When will the Lord speak?” he knew his question was deliberate, an intentional response to get the man of God out open up. ‘The Lord saves,’ yes he was aware of what he did in ancient Israel. But when would the Lord speak to set the records straight. There had been heart rendering issues in the land, and Liberians knew that. What did the Lord’s saving grace in the days of old mean to the present? Many, including good men who were willing to take care of those who were infected with the deadly virus, perished, and yet the Lord had not spoken. Drawing him out from his reverie, the pastor explained that though the Lord had not spoken, as many of the faithful would have expected he had already spoken, just that people were not aware of it.  “Scripture provides us a deeper meaning of what we must do as a people to take care of any problem like what we have right now,” he said, and the young man had no alternative but to smile, with some purpose.   This was when the pastor, most especially said, “Like the case of the city of Nineveh, the Lord realized the iniquities of the people and therefore sent his prophet to declare the danger that was coming.  “It is of interest that aware of the Lord’s kindness and considering that we are dust, the prophet, in this case Jonah knew about the Lord’s kindness to forgive those he was sent to proclaim their doom.” The young man could not but offer a discerning smile, for the Lord’s patience he knew was beyond compare to that of his created beings. He knew man’s inhumanity to man, and the recent war in which whole families perished deliberately which could not be compared to the goodness of the creator of all mankind.  Pastor Towah apparently was thinking on the same line, when he responded with a sense of appreciation to the Lord’s dealings with his creation.  “Human beings may show off their kindness to the suffering, but in truth human weakness is so overwhelming that in actual fact if the world had responded to the Ebola crisis as expected, there is every sense that we would not have suffered and lost hundreds of people.”   The young man nodded in agreement for he held the belief that the universal creator was more considerate and compassionate in his dealings with mankind than mankind and its dealing with its own. Mandela knew the sorry record of mankind against itself, and with a little recognition he realized that the creator of everything living was more considerate than mankind itself.  The pastor might have apparently read his mind, and he followed up with a conclusion that his listener could not deny.  “Jonah as a prophet had been aware of the goodness of the Lord; he was aware of God’s unparallel judicial decisions offered the people of Israel.  “He apparently followed God’s divine justice when Moses led the Jews from captivity and later in the days of prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel and therefore he knew, and therefore Jonah could make many references about God’s willingness to forgive the erring people of Nineveh.”  Then Mandela interrupted with a question. “Was Jonah not interested in the amazing forgiveness of the creator of everything living?” Mandela knew his question could get the pastor to open up. And the pastor could not prevent a mild smile.  “That is an interesting question, but don’t forget that he made an attempt not to carry out the divine judgment against the people of Nineveh.  “Remember that whatever his interest and maturity, he was simply a human and there was evidently an urgency bothered on anger to see the Lord handle the situation from his standpoint, which the Lord later, contrary dramatized when what gave him a wonderful rest was removed and he showed similar anger.” Mandela now could see the situation from a positive angle, for man’s actions were not meant to help his kind, and even if man had the means to make the world a little better, his in-born tendency to show off and identify with his self destructive ego, was too glaring for him to ignore.  Liberians were dying, that was evidently true, and there was evident that many others were surviving, which was also true. What was responsible for the two groups then?  “I’m getting the message that,” Mandela said with some purpose, “our survival depends on what we reasonably do as a consequence of what is happening here.” The pastor once again could not refrain from a hearty smile. And his response was calculated to serve as a purpose and also to remind his listener that to survive in the current Ebola scourge meant the deliberate use of preventive measures with the intent of staying alive.  Mandela could not fail to appreciate God’s provision and the means to save mankind in a situation that by all accounts, demanded the use of information for survival. The Lord would provide a means, true, but is a means to use common sense measures, to stay alive.  In the end, Mandela realized that when all had been settled and there were remnants of the Ebola scourge, there would be celebrations and thanksgiving to the Lord, concerning his amazing grace.  As the two men left each other, Mandela was convinced that while divine justice did not overwhelm the people of Nineveh, it was not the case with Liberia and her neighbors. And therefore if anyone would want to twist the current epidemic and blame it on the Lord, since he is the maker and knower of all things, Mandela would denounce him, for God’s grace was sufficient for all.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Russia see Egypt as biggest World Cup threat

first_imgDeputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters after attending Sunday’s training sessions that players knew the importance of Tuesday’s showdown with the Pharaohs in Saint Petersburg.“The second game will be our most important one in the group stage,” said Mutko.“In the first match, everyone saw how much the players cared,” he said.“If we play up to our level, I don’t see any problems.”Mutko is the most powerful official in Russian football and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin.He oversaw a budget of more than $13 billion while spearheading preparations for Russia’s first World Cup at home.But he was forced to quit as football federation president in December because of his alleged role in running a doping programme that got Russia banned from last winter’s Olympic Games.Russian athletes who did take part competed under the neutral flag.Mutko still serves on the federation’s executive committee but was also stripped of his sports brief in a government reshuffle last month.Russia conclude the group phase against two-time world champions Uruguay on June 25.Two victories from their first two matches would guarantee Russia’s qualification for the knockout stage and a possible matchup against either Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal of high-octane Spain.A draw against Egypt would put extra pressure on Russia against Uruguay that they would rather avoid.Russia thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their World Cup openerRussian players concede that Salah’s fitness will be a vital factor in Tuesday’s match.AFP reporters at Egypt’s training camp in Grozny saw Salah on Saturday requiring the help of teammates to pull on a top over the shoulder he injured in Liverpool’s Champions League loss to Real Madrid.Salah watched from the bench as Egypt succumbed to an 89th minute header by defender Jose Gimenez in a 1-0 loss to Uruguay on Friday.The team doctor nevertheless pronounced Salah “100 percent ready” to play against Russia.Russian forward Alexei Miranchuk admitted that Egypt were two different teams with and without their talisman, who scored 44 goals in an extraordinary first season with Liverpool.“Egypt’s game with Salah is different from the one they play without him,” the reserve striker said.“He is a good player who determines his team’s game. We will see what he is capable of showing against us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was injured in the Champions League final and was an unused sub in Egypt’s first gameNOVOGORSK, Russia, Jun 17-One of the architects of Russia’s World Cup bid thinks the host nation’s upcoming clash against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt will be their most important of the group stage.Russia are coming off a rousing 5-0 opening match win over Saudi Arabia and are in prime position to qualify for the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time since the Soviet Union’s collapse.last_img read more

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Former QPR star to make Maccabi Haifa switch?

first_img Gary O’Neil in action for QPR 1 Free agent Gary O’Neil could continue his career in Israel with Maccabi Haifa after failing to earn a new deal at QPR.The midfielder, who penned a one-year deal at Loftus Road last summer after leaving West Ham, has trained with QPR since the expiry of his contract and had hoped to secure a new deal with the promoted side.However, the club have opted against prolonging his stay and he could now be set for a surprise move to Maccabi Haifa.The 31-year-old is wanted by the Israeli club and could link up with former QPR team-mate Yossi Benayoun, who returned to his homeland to join them earlier this summer.O’Neil, who also spent time at Portsmouth and Middlesbrough, is believed to have spurned interest from two unnamed clubs earlier this summer.last_img read more

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Fancy a Christmas night or lunch out with a difference?

first_imgWant a Christmas Staff Night out with a difference or even Christmas lunch with a little fun thrown into it? Arena7 Entertainment Complex in Letterkenny are delighted to be kicking of the Christmas celebrations this weekend and they want you to join them.The Wood Berry Grill Bar & Restaurant, the delightful Kelly’s Corner or stylish Brunswick Room will provide the setting for the company night out of the year to toast another 12 months of hard work. The Christmas Party Nights begin this Saturday night the 26th of November and run every Friday and Saturday night until the 23rd of Dec with a delicious 4 course meal, followed by a complimentary game of bowling or laser quest that will ensure a night of banter for all. Then you can dance the night away with a disco by one of the top local DJ’s and all for only €27.50pp.If Friday or Saturday nights are a no for you and your colleagues, you can join them for a delicious meal with bowling or a game of laser quest Sunday to Thursday for only €22.50pp.And as not everyone wants to enjoy a 4 course meal, many are deciding to go with a bit more of a casual approach by reserving the VIP Bowling room or Private Karaoke Bar which comes complete with finger food.Their Christmas lunch menu is available in December with a 4 course lunch at only €18pp available Monday – Friday from Noon to 3pm. And to help the rush at lunch time, Arena7 will email the menu to you and your colleagues in the morning so you can pre order and relax upon your arrivalBooking could not be simpler just call Arena7 on 0749128853 with your preferred date, name, time and a €50 deposit to secure your booking. Merry Christmas everyone! Fancy a Christmas night or lunch out with a difference? was last modified: November 24th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Psycho Path slays competition

first_imgFarfrompoopen Road, the only road to Constipation Ridge, lost to Divorce Court and Psycho Path, which placed No. 1 in an online poll of the nation’s wildest, weirdest and wackiest street names. Mitsubishi Motors sponsored the poll on the Web site TheCarConnection.com and more than 2,500 voters cast their ballots during a week of voting that ended this month. Winners were announced Friday. “Our readers really stepped up with some insane street names,” said Web site publisher Paul Eisenstein. “Our panel had a difficult time narrowing several hundred down to the 10 our readers voted on. “But we learned a lot about the byways of this country, not to mention the collective sense of humor of city planners everywhere.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant In first place was Psycho Path in Traverse City, Mich., followed by Heather Highlands, Pa.’s, Divorce Court in second and Tennessee’s Farfrompoopen Road in third. Eisenstein said all the roads were verified, although some are private and hard to find. The complete top 10 list included: 10. Tater Peeler Road in Lebanon, Texas 9. The intersection of Count and Basie in Richmond, Va. 8. Shades of Death Road in Warren County, N.J. 7. Unexpected Road in Buena, N.J. 6. Bucket of Blood Street in Holbrook, Ariz. 5. The intersection of Clinton and Fidelity in Houston 4. The intersection of Lonesome and Hardup in Albany, Ga. 3. Farfrompoopen Road in Tennessee (the only road up to Constipation Ridge) 2. Divorce Court in Heather Highlands, Pa. 1. Psycho Path in Traverse City, Mich. The Internet’s TheCarConnection.com offers automotive news and reviews, spy shots and shopping guides, tips and expert advice.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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LIFESTYLE: PACK A PUNCH BY ADDING A SUPER-CHARGED SERUM TO YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE

first_imgVOYA Seaweed Spa is in StrandhillBEAUTY serums have grown more popular because of their concentrated ingredients and pack a powerful punch when it comes to nourishing and plumping the skin.They are now regarded as a beauty essential and it’s perhaps worth investing more buying a good serum rather than cleansing milks, toners and moisturisers.A serum is really an intense treatment for the skin and can give added hydration and combat signs of a war-weary complexion such as dull and uneven skin tone, age spots and help to lessen fine lines. They are not miracle potions and will not eradicate wrinkles but a good serum will help achieve a radiant, even complexion.As we approach the colder months, it’s worth considering adding a serum to your beauty routine and using it sparingly but regularly.VOYAMY LITTLE HERO 30ml €55.00 You can’t get away from the the fact that this serum is eye wateringly expensive. The Irish-owned beauty business is an environmentally friendly range of products using extracts from organic wild sea weed.Based in Strandhill, Co Sligo, Voya is firmly established in the luxury skincare market.This facial oil is intense and a few dots on the skin gives super hydration. It definitely gave a radiance boost to my skin. I didn’t have any break outs after using the oil for four weeks, rather my skin felt really healthy and I didn’t need to use a lot of my usual products as a result of using this.Voya states that the serum is packed with antioxidants designed to feed the skin and give it ‘a fresh glow and substantive protection’.It can also be used on cuticles and as a foot treatment but at that price, it’s not going near my feet. It might be worth going to a beauty salon specialising in Voya products and having a treatment to see how the products react with your skin before splashing out on a bottle. Or it could be on your wish list as a birthday or Christmas present. I loved it but it would definitely be a guilty pleasure if I was buying it for myself. BootsTime Delay Mature Skin Youth Serum 30ml €18.29I love Time Delay beauty products and this is one of my favourite. I found it to be really nourishing leaving my skin refreshed and glowing. Nope, I’m not younger looking or wrinkle-free as a result of using this but my skin tone is more even and hydrated. It is a light serum, easily absorbed and non greasy. Pores were less noticeable and my skin had a softer texture.The packaging states that “gluocamine and algae extract boosts cell renewal and increases collagen production meaning dead skin cells are removed to reveal smoother and firmer looking skin”.Gently sweep onto your face and neck after cleansing and toning, before applying your day or night cream. THE BODYSHOPNUTRIGANICS™ SMOOTHING SERUM €22.95This is a non greasy serum designed to smooth skin.It rehydrates the complexion and is perfect for the first signs of ageing.It’s a light formula which leaves skin softer and revitalised.KINVARA SKINCARERosehip Face Serum, (30ml) (V) €28.00I hadn’t used any products from this Galway-based Irish skincare and beauty company but when a friend presented me with a bottle of this magic potion serum, I think that may change.Rosehip is renowned for its anti-ageing properties and this serum delivered on all levels. It rehydrated skin, moisturised and left it supple. The blurb states “this serum is full of protective, omega rich oils that are great for cell regeneration” but with all of these serums, it’s worth seeing if there are any changes after at least six months of use.NIVEANivea Visage Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Skin-Refining Serum 30ml €8.99This serum works really well with oily skin leaving it smooth, plumped and Non-greasy. The blurb states that “The NIVEA VISAGE Q10 plus range contains skin’s own Q10 and Creatine in a powerful formula that works effectively to reduce the appearance of wrinkles”. I found it to be a light formula and gentle leaving moisturised skin without a sheen. I’ve used Nivea products without any skin irritations or breakouts and always feel confident knowing their products complement my skin. This is a great serum, particularly, for oily complexions. I prefer (need) a more intense treatment for my skin but would be confident with Nivea products.LIFESTYLE: PACK A PUNCH BY ADDING A SUPER-CHARGED SERUM TO YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Wind Turbines Blamed for Bat Fatalities

first_imgNew hope for raptorsGovernment researchers have estimated that wind farms also are responsible for the deaths of dozens of bald and golden eagles. But the Associated Press reports that a combination of technology and trained spotters have helped avert fatal collisions at a large wind farm in the West.Technicians in California are able to shut down wind turbines in Montana 1200 miles away in less than 30 seconds when the flight patterns of golden eagles and other raptors threaten a collision, the AP reported.Tracking radar, cameras and trained spotters at the Rim Rock Wind Facility in Montana are so far proving effective in averting collisions between the birds and turbine blades. The 189-megawatt wind farm has 126 turbines, making it the states’s largest wind facility.The wind farm’s owner says its three-tiered approach has the best chance of success in averting bird strikes. Already under siege by a fatal disease called white nose syndrome, North American bats have another enemy: wind turbines.A researcher affiliated with the University of Colorado estimates that more than 600,000 bats were killed by wind turbines in 2012. Writing in the journal BioScience, Mark Hayes cites earlier studies, which estimated that as many as 888,000 bats would be killed each year, before settling on his own number.Hayes used estimates from 21 locations in the contiguous U.S. for his statistical analysis. The highest rate of bat fatalities, which Hayes describes as fatalities per megawatt per year, occurred at Buffalo Mountain, Tennessee. Some wind sites in the West recorded very low numbers.“This estimate of bat fatalities in 2012 is probably conservative,” Hayes writes.But Hayes says there’s still lots to learn about the problem. There’s a lack of reliable information about bat populations around the country because of their small size and nocturnal habits, he writes.“This lack of reliable population estimates makes conservation and management planning challenging, especially in the face of other recently emerged threats to North American bat populations, such as diseases and a changing climate,” he says.Given the ecological and economic benefits of these small mammals, Hayes recommended more research.last_img read more

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