Tom FennarioAPTN National NewsNiobium may be used to strengthen steel, but many Kanesatake Mohawks blame it for weakening their land and water.For over the past decade, a company called Niocan has attempted to reopen a dormant niobium mine in Kanesatake territory. Now, a new mining company called Eco-Niobium says technology has made it safe to mine niobium again.The band council’s decision to hold an information session about reopening the mine sparked a heated protest.Tom Fennario has firstname.lastname@example.org
Rabat – Moroccan-French comedians Gad Elmaleh and Jamel Debbouze have made it to the list of the top 50 favorite personalities in France. The list was released on December 24 by French weekly newspaper, Le Journal Du Dimanche.The 2017’s list was headed by French Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Jean-Jacques Goldman. Elmaleh came eighth in the list, which makes him among the top 10 favorites.The top 10 personalities prefered by French citizens are: Goldman, Omar Sy (actor and comedian), Teddy Riner (Judoka), Dany Boon (filmmaker), Sophie Marceau (actress), Jean Reno (actor), Michel Cymes (doctor and TV presenter), Gad Elmaleh (humorist), Florent Pagny (singer) and Florence Foresti (comedian), respectively. Debbouze was placed 36th in the list. The list was mainly dominated by athletes, artists and media figures. French President Emmanuel Macron was among the few politicians to make the list, coming in the 34th position.Both Elmaleh and Debbouze have established themselves as the leading comedians in France, Morocco, and and at the international level.In November, global web-streaming network Netflix said that Elmaleh will lead the cast of his first original series, Huge in France, as well as an English language stand-up show.Elmaleh is one of the executive producer of his half-hour comedy web show, which is inspired by his life career. Elmaleh had already worked with Netflix in January 2017 with his stand-up special ‘Gad Gone Wild.’ Both his new eight-episode sitcom and stand-up show are scheduled to be released on 2018.Debbouze starred in many movies, including historical movie Days of Glory, which he co-produced in 2006. Debbouze inaugurated his comedy club in 2008, opening opportunities for amaetur stand-up comedians. Every year, Debbouze organizes comedy festival, ‘Marrakech de Rire,’ which gathers annually hundreds of stand-up fans. read more
One Starbucks grande Cold Brew with Salted Cream Cold Foam, please.Even if your order sounds fancy, enjoying your coffee shouldn’t have to put you over budget.Whatever your drink of choice, following these tips could help keep you from overspending at your favourite coffee spot — without giving up your habit.WRITE A MONEY RECIPEFirst and foremost, recognize your Starbucks purchases as a part of your actual budget.“I prefer that people be realistic with themselves and say, ‘Listen, this is a habit that I’m not going to give up. It makes my day. It makes me happy,’” says Marianela Collado, CEO and senior financial adviser at Tobias Financial Advisors in Florida.“Then it should totally be a line item. If you take $5 a day for 365 days, that’s almost $2,000.”Those who utilize a budgeting system like Mintor Quicken should create a “coffee fix” category in their budget, Collado says. This would fall under the “wants” section of your budget, much like an entertainment or beauty category. And be sure to set a monthly spending limit.KEEP YOUR DARK ROAST OUT OF THE REDThen, make some trade-offs. For example, Collado says she’s noticed that some members of her team regularly splurge on their afternoon lattes, but bring their lunches to work instead of going out to eat. They value getting coffee out more than they value eating out.If you’re not sure if you can hold yourself accountable on your own, don’t discount the ability of a gift card to keep your spending on track. Using a gift card as your payment method is actually a forced budgeting technique, according to Tracie Fobes, founder of Penny Pinchin’ Mom.She recommends loading a Starbucks gift card onto the Starbucks app with your coffee money allotment for the month. Then don’t reload the card again for the next 30 days.“You put $40 on that card, and when that $40 is done, guess what? Your Starbucks run ends for the month.”SWAP STARS FOR SAVINGSYou can maximize your monthly coffee allotment by joining Starbucks Rewards and downloading the coffee joint’s app.The Starbucks loyalty program offers customers the ability to earn stars — two stars for every $1 spent — that can later be redeemed for free drinks and other rewards. There are also other benefits, such as a free treat on your birthday, according to a Starbucks spokesperson.If you’re going to be making purchases at Starbucks anyway, it makes sense to earn rewards for your loyalty — it’ll stretch your coffee dollars a little bit further.BREW UP A BARGAINLoyalty programs are a popular savings technique (Starbucks told us its rewards program has more than 16.8 million active members). But beyond simply joining, there are less conventional ways to get the most out of your cup of joe, too.One option? Time your coffee run strategically. The coffee chain sometimes hosts discount promotions, such as happy hours. These are deals offered directly through the Starbucks app and could include offers such as 50% off drinks or buy one, get one free. These are available to all Starbucks customers and typically start at 3 p.m.At any time of day, try asking the barista for less ice, recommends Kara Stevens, founder of The Frugal Feminista . The beverage may be slightly less cold, but the container will be filled with more drink for your money.PASS ON THE PASTRIESSure, you can keep the iced latte, but pass on the pricey pastries, scones, cakes and other snacks, Fobes recommends.But if you really, really like the flavour of that iced lemon loaf cake, go to Pinterest and check for a similar recipe you can make at home.“Somebody out there has a copycat where you can make it at home and get the Starbucks experience without paying the Starbucks price,” Fobes says.Stevens puts her Starbucks food advice this way: Don’t linger too long. The more time you spend there, the more likely you are to be tempted by the food items.With a little extra work, you can drink up your favourite coffee with a helping of whipped cream — and without dragging down your budget.__________________________________________________This column was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Courtney Jespersen is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: email@example.com. Twitter: @courtneynerd.RELATED LINK:NerdWallet: How to save money http://bit.ly/nerdwallet-how-to-save-moneyCourtney Jespersen Of Nerdwallet, The Associated Press read more
U.S. shutdown has limited impact on Canadian companies outside aerospace AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 10, 2013 3:35 pm MDT MONTREAL – A partial U.S. government shutdown appears to have limited impact on Canadian businesses even though it’s prevented aerospace companies like Bombardier from delivering aircraft to U.S. customers and collecting millions of dollars in sales.The Montreal-based manufacturing giant says it can’t ship two regional aircraft, with a combined value of about US$75 million, because the Federal Aviation Administration has laid off employees that register the new planes.Banks require a registration number to close the financing and pay the manufacturer.“It’s a nuisance,” Bombardier spokesman Marc Duchesne said Thursday.Bombardier says the shutdown is having a “minimal” impact on its business jets and that it is working on confidential contingency plans.The General Aviation Manufacturers Association said the political dispute in Washington could significantly threaten aircraft deliveries for the entire fourth quarter, which typically accounts for 35 per cent of annual shipments, or about US$8 billion.In addition to the impact on commercial aircraft, the group said the registry closure could hold up 156 small-sized and business aircraft valued at almost US$1.9 billion that are scheduled for delivery in the first two to three weeks of October.Bell Helicopter said it has also been unable to register and de-register aircraft.“Without the FAA’s involvement, we cannot ship aircraft from our Canadian manufacturing site into the U.S., nor can we deliver aircraft to customers here in the U.S.,” said spokeswoman Bridget Garcia.The Quebec-based company couldn’t say how many aircraft deliveries are on hold but noted there is no impact on employment.“We’re just kind of waiting to see what happens and assessing the damage, so to speak.”Thousands of FAA inspectors have been furloughed, part of the hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been temporarily laid off over the budget battle in Congress.The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters said the shutdown is affecting agri-food and pharmaceutical companies that rely on U.S. regulatory inspections at the border not performed by customs officials and those that sell to state and federal governments. But CEO Jayson Myers said the impact has been “contained.”“I haven’t been hearing a flood of complaints… so far this hasn’t led to major losses. It has meant that products have been stalled at the border or contracts are delayed or payment has not been received,” he said.Myers said Canadian firms that do business with small U.S. companies could also be hurt by their inability to have business loans processed. And banks, insurance companies and others in the financial services sector could feel some effects if they are unable to access government-prepared statistics and analysis.But he said the impact on Canada will spread if the U.S. doesn’t raise its debt ceiling, prompting interest rates to rise on both sides of the border and causing a “chilling effect” across the economy.Agri-Food Export Group Quebec said it hasn’t received any complaints from members exporting to the United States. But CEO Andre Coutu said companies have been forced to turn to custom brokers to access basic information because several U.S. government websites no longer update their information.He said the USDA is also no longer giving nutritional label approval.Ron Davidson of the Canadian Meat Council said new labels aren’t being approved for processed meat being exported to the U.S, but the group hasn’t received any complaints from members.Canadian meat suppliers are able to take back their products for sale in the domestic market if samples sent for testing take too long to process.Some U.S. car dealers have been unable to get their hands on some vehicle models because the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t certifying if they meet emissions standards. But Huw Williams of the Canadian Automobile Dealers Association said Canadian dealers typically have more than 30 days of inventory. read more
Mariek SchmidtNASA is going back to Mars looking for signs of life, and Brock scientist Mariek Schmidt is helping direct the search.NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission, set to launch from Florida this Saturday, Nov. 26, will carry the rover vehicle Curiosity to the red planet, where it will examine the Gale Crater area for evidence of past or present conditions that could be habitable.When Curiosity reaches Mars next summer, Brock volcanologist Schmidt will be at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. She will be part of an international team of scientists and engineers who will guide the rover and oversee its observations and activities.After she returns to Brock, Schmidt will spend at least three years helping investigate and analyze the information sent back from Gale Crater.Schmidt, who has been an assistant professor of Earth Sciences at Brock in 2010, said it is important for Canada to get opportunities to increase its own body of expertise.“Canada will eventually play a more active role in the exploration of Mars, possibly even sending our own mission some day,” said Schmidt, whose role in the mission has been backed by the Canadian Space Agency. “Until now a lot of our contribution to the space program has been in technology, but now we’re providing more on the science side as well. And that’s a cool thing.”Gary Libben, Vice-President Research, said NASA’s selection of Schmidt speaks to the university’s growing stature in the research community.“Mariek is an example of a new generation of world-class researchers who choose to teach and work at Brock,” said Libben. “They’re building on the reputation our researchers have established over the years, and taking Brock into a new era. It bodes well for our students and our surrounding community.”Rick Cheel, Interim Dean of Mathematics and Science, called Schmidt’s appointment “a great example of literally pushing back the frontiers of science.”“Work like that will not only further fundamental discovery of the make up and history of another planet,” said Cheel, “it is an important step towards the expansion of humanity beyond the bounds of Earth. I am immensely proud that a Brock researcher is among the pathfinders for the human journey into space.”The Curiosity — NASA’s most advanced mobile robotic laboratory — will examine minerals that provide a lasting record of the temperatures, pressures and chemistry that were present when the minerals were formed or altered.Researchers will add that information to observations about geological context (such as the patterns and processes of sedimentary rock accumulation) and chart a chronology of how the area’s environments have changed over time.The information Curiosity collects about minerals and about the area’s modern environment will be analyzed for clues about possible past and present energy sources for life.Schmidt is no stranger to NASA’s Mars program. She worked on the Spirit mission, which landed on Mars in 2004, while she was a post doctoral fellow with the Department of Mineral Sciences at the Smithsonian Institution. read more
Russell Bishop was acquitted of murder in 1987Credit:PA The court heard how he was arrested on suspicion of killing the youngsters after changing his story about the moment their bodies were found.He said after a 13 hour police interview without a solicitor he was “frustrated, confused, tied up in knots”.Bishop said: “I was just telling them what they wanted to hear. It was obvious they were not going to believe me over what those two boys were saying.”I was being called a liar. They had been downright nasty. I was being kept a prisoner. I was having two police officers bullying and totally destroying me in that room.” Bishop said after being acquitted of the murders he had feared for his life and the brake lines on his car had been cut eight or nine times in three years.He said: “There was never a day something did not happen. The car got taken from outside the house and set on fire. My home was firebombed on several occasions. Petrol thrown through the letterbox, people trying to kill me and my children.”Just weeks before Bishop attacked the seven-year-old girl, he set off for the cliffs at Beachy Head, planning to kill himself and his two children, jurors heard. He told jurors: “There was a few things that led to that kind of thinking. A couple of years before this I was wrongfully arrested for the Grand Hotel bombing in Brighton.” Karen Hadaway and Nicola Fellows were murdered in 1986 in BrightonCredit:PA A paedophile accused of murdering two nine-year-old girls more than 30-years ago has denied involvement, insisting he was “bullied” and set up by the “downright nasty” police.Russell Bishop, who was acquitted of murdering Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in Brighton in 1986, claims he was was so traumatised by being falsely accused of sexually assaulting and killing the girls that he considered throwing himself and his children off Beachy Head.Three years after being found not guilty of the murders Bishop was jailed for life for sexually assaulting and attempting to murder another seven year old girl.The 52-year-old is standing trial for a second time for the so called Babes in the Wood murders, after his previous acquittal was quashed by the court of appeal when new forensic evidence came to light.Giving evidence at the Old Bailey, the former roofer, told the jury he had feared he would be blamed for the murders when he joined in the searches for the two girls in October 1986. He said: “I drove to Beachy Head. I had my children with me, ending my life and my children’s life. I just could not bear it all.”My son said something in the car which made me rethink and drive away. I went to the beach to clear my head. Went for a walk with the children.”Bishop denies two counts of murder and the trial continues. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. read more
Thiess has secured a A$1.2 billion contract from BHP to provide mining services at the Mt Arthur Coal operation in the Hunter Valley, Australia.This new five-year contract builds on Thiess’ existing agreement and expands the scope of Thiess’ operations to include additional services as mine operator of the southern end of the Mt Arthur Coal operations (the Ayredale and Roxburgh Pits). Under the new contract Thiess will perform mine design, planning and scheduling services, drill and blast operations, overburden removal and coal mining.CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Wright said: “This is the third successive contract that Thiess has secured with BHP at Mt Arthur Coal. It recognises our team’s specialist mining capability within the Hunter Valley’s complex geology and our team’s ability to work flexibly with our client.”CIMIC Group Executive Mining and Mineral Processing and Thiess Managing Director Douglas Thompson said: “We have a proud history in the region and working with BHP. We’re pleased to continue our work at Mt Arthur Coal’s southern operations and support local jobs, suppliers and businesses. We look forward to contributing to the success of the Mt Arthur Coal operation.”The scope of works will create up to 300 permanent, locally-based roles. Thiess has a strong presence in the Hunter Valley, where it has operated since the 1940s. Today it provides mining services at three mines, operates two maintenance workshops and contributes significantly to regional employment. read more
David De Gea: United’s goalkeeper has failed to convince at times this season, but tonight he was excellent, making a number of vital saves. 8Rafael Da Silva: The weak link in United’s defence all night. He was regularly troubled by Ronaldo and others, but at least improved slightly in the second half. 4Rio Ferdinand: Marshalled the defence well. Apart from one dodgy clearance that almost lead to a Coentrao goal, his leadership at the back helped his team improve collectively after a shaky start. 7Jonny Evans: Another fairly solid display from the Northern Irishman, including one vital interception when Ronaldo looked likely to score. 7Patrice Evra: Got forward well when he could, but was got caught isolated for Ronaldo’s goal. 6Phil Jones: Was perhaps lucky not to concede a penalty when he nudged Di Maria over in the box, but aside from that, Jones performed the role that was expected of him with aplomb. 7Michael Carrick: Didn’t do a lot wrong, but never really imposed himself on the game either. 6Danny Welbeck: Worked extremely hard off the ball and took his goal extremely well. 7Shinji Kagawa: Made some intelligent runs at times, but was quiet for the most part. 6Wayne Rooney: Claimed an assist for the United goal, but didn’t do a lot apart from that, and lost his concentration occasionally when defending and allowed opposition players to drift past him on more than one occasion. 5Robin van Persie: Always a threat, but wasn’t at his best, wasting one or two good opportunities. 6Subs: Giggs did some good defensive work, but also wasted a glorious chance when he failed to capitalise on Alonso’s slip-up towards the end. Anderson and Valencia didn’t really have time to make an impact on the game. 6Alex Ferguson: Many questioned his decision to play Jones in midfield, but ultimately it paid dividends and his tactics helped secure a positive result. 7LIVE: Real Madrid v Manchester United, Champions League>Forward thinking: Robbie Keane says he’d like to manage Ireland some day> read more
Those of you who own an iPhone 4 know that the photos taken with it can sometimes come out too dark or blurry. We admit, the iPhone’s camera is better than a lot of cell phone cams, but it could always be better. Until the launch of the iPhone 5, which is said to have a better camera, we’ll have to find other ways to make our iPhone photo-taking a little better. One product in the works is the iShuttr: a case that adds a flash, zoom buttons, and a shutter release button to the iPhone.Created by Robert Haleluk, a professional photographer and programmer, the iShuttr is still in Kickstarter mode. The iShuttr is more of a camera case for the iPhone 4 intended to make mobile photography better. Yes, the iPhone 4 already has an LED flash which works pretty well for close-up photos, but it doesn’t do much for shooting anything past a distance of two to three feet.Haleluk said the team behind the iShuttr has acquired Apple’s MFi license, which stands for “Made For iOS.” So, the project is licensed by Apple, but in order to submit it to Apple for “consumer grade testing,” they need to create final units and have them tested by a third-party facility first. Hence, why they took the iShuttr to Kickstarter. The iShuttr crew needs to raise $50,000 in the next 72 days and has already raised a little under $5,000.The iShuttr adds a Xenon Strobe flash to the back of the case. The case also has a zoom button which allows you to zoom in and out. In addition, the iShuttr features a shutter release, which is key since pushing the shutter button on your iPhone’s touchscreen actually pushes the lens a tiny bit. Although it’s a small movement, it’s enough to cause your photo to blur slightly.The case can be used with a standard tripod to assure maximum stability. It also has an ergonomic grip so that the user knows where to put their hand while shooting, eliminating any fingers getting in the way of the lens. The iShuttr also has an external battery system which can be charged through an external USB port on the bottom of the case.With today’s news that AT&T has run out of iPhone 4s, some may wonder why the iShuttr team is creating an accessory for a retiring product. Haleluk said that the iShuttr camera case will be available for iPhone 5 and select Android devices as well.Read more at Kickstarter and iShuttr, via SlashGear read more
A Greek terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the terror attack in front of Parliament.A Greek terrorist group called “Conspiracy of Nuclei of Fire” claimed on Tuesday evening responsibility for the terrorist attack which took place outside the Athens Parliament 2 Saturdays ago. In a notice posted on the Internet the group confirms estimates by counter terrorism experts that the attack which caused no injuries, since the area was evacuated after a warning telephone call, was carried out by two persons. “We wanted to dishonor this symbol of democracy,” the group says in a reference to the Parliament and the nearby Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Terrorists claim that the group’s strength has not been diminished by recent antiterrorism operations and warn with new attacks, if three men arrested as members of the “Conspiracy of Nuclei of Fire” will not be released. Expressing solidarity with one of the imprisoned members of “November 17” group which was responsible for dozens of fatal attacks against Greek and foreign politicians, diplomats and entrepreneurs for three decades until 2002 when key members were arrested, the group tries to connect the past with the present of extremism in Greece. Greek terrorist groups who took over ‘November 17′ have stepped up attacks since December 2008, after the fatal shooting of a teenager by police fire. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram read more
OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) – A confrontation between an Opa-locka business owner and a possible robber spiraled into gun violence, sending both men to the hospital.According to Opa-locka Police, officers responded to a call of a possible robbery at AG Auto Finance, located in a warehouse district, at 13325 NW 47th Ave., just south of the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, late Friday afternoon.Investigators said a customer got into a fight with the business owner and it quickly escalated.“At some point during the verbal altercation, the customer brandishes a firearm and fires one time, striking the business owner,” said Opa-locka Police Chief James Dobson.But police said that didn’t stop the business owner. After being shot, they said, the business owner got into a fight and turned the tables on the situation.“The business owner retrieved a firearm from the assailant and fired the weapon, possibly three to five times,” said Dobson.7News cameras captured bloodstains on the floor inside the business and near the entrance. Paramedics transported the 51-year-old man who fired first to Ryder Trauma Center and the 30-year-old store owner to Palmetto General Hospital. Both are listed in stable condition.Police officers remained at the scene through the evening as they collected evidence and attempted to piece together what led up to the gunfire.Officials have not provided details about any charges.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. read more
Don’t worry, camera operators: the robots aren’t coming for your jobs yet. You might have to get comfortable with an Xbox controller, but for now, you’re gaining a new partner that lets you do things that you could never do before… not being replaced. Microsoft Reveals The Beastly Surface Studio All-In-One Stay on target When you’re about to reveal a $3,000 all-in-one and the first desktop computer you’ve ever created to the world, you want everything to go perfectly. That goes double for the first big promo video for it.Microsoft needed a partner that could capture footage with the same attention to detail that they put into designing and building the Surface Studio. Someone that could capture its sleek lines and the smooth transformation from display to a digital drafting table — and repeat the same shots over and over.Someone who could drive a robot using an Xbox One Elite wireless controller. So they went knocking on the door at Motorized Precision, who just happen to be experts at that very thing.They call their custom camerabot KIRA. Including its hefty base, the robotic rig tips the scales at just shy of two tons. Despite its weight, KIRA has an incredibly light touch when it comes to cinematography. If you haven’t seen the Surface Studio promo video yet, take a look. It’s impressive stuff… and the kind of thing you’d have expected to accompany an Apple product launch, not a Microsoft one:KIRA can pull of some mind-blowing maneuvers. There are times when it looks more like a robotic ballerina than a camera rig. Equally amazing is the level of precision KIRA is capable of, like when it draws its name in the air to start Motorized Precision’s promo reel: read more
Climate change is given plenty of coverage here, and by now you’re all more than well aware of what we stand to lose. But, as these things so often are… it’s going to be worse than you think. In a new way this time, though!Rising sea levels could critically damage and disrupt the core backbone of the internet. While many understand the internet is literally a giant network, most generally think that the traffic gets passed through satellites. Not so, actually. There are thousands of miles giant undersea cables that run across the world, making up the primary data linkages between the continents.This week, a new study presented at a conference on internet research and infrastructure concluded in just 15 years more than 4,000 miles of coastal cables.AdChoices广告“The results in the paper are startling,” lead author of the paper Paul Barford, told Earther. “There’s gonna be a great deal of infrastructure that’s gonna be underwater in the next 15 years.”The paper is fairly direct and looks at maps of the physical internet infrastructure and compares that to sea level rise projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.To get a preview of how bad this can be, we need only look at the flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy. It flooded large chunks of New York’s cable systems, and that corresponded to an uptick in outages across the United States for the next few days. Prolonged waterlogging and inundation, though, would be much worse. And, we’re only talking about the relatively meager rise expected in the next decade and a half. Still, that could severely impact those in coastal cities… like, y’know. Most of the major ones. And due to the connected nature of the web, that will likely lead to similar problems for people all over the US.“Hopefully, our findings will alert people that we don’t have 100 years to solve this,” Barford said. “We need to start looking at it very soon so that we can take steps to ensure our communication capability in the United States.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Incredible Images From Space Capture the Death of a GlacierEating Less Meat Can Fight Climate Change, According to UN Report Stay on target read more
From the 17th to the 19th centuries, pirates in sailing ships roamed the seas looking for plunder. They also managed to establish footholds in various locations around the world. Below are six pirate island bastions. Port RoyalThe first Pirates of the Caribbean movie got one part of the story right. There was a considerable pirate presence at Port Royal, located in modern-day Jamaica.An illustration of pre-1692 Port Royal.Port Royal was a natural harbor located on the southeast coast. By the end of the 17th century, Port Royal had become second only to Boston as the largest European city in the new world. Being in the center of the Caribbean, it also was home to a large collection of pirates, prostitutes, and thieves.Port Royal and Kingston Harbours (map of 1774)While some pirates were common thugs, many were also privateers, working in tandem with the English government and looting Spanish ships and ports. One well-known privateer pirate, Henry Morgan, even managed to become Lieutenant Governor of Port Royal.A massive earthquake and tsunami in 1692 virtually destroyed the settlement and killed thousands. Critics viewed the devastation as an act of divine retribution on a city full of vice and greed.Port Royal Fort defenses. Photo by Raychristofer – CC BY-SA 4.0St. Mary’s IslandOff the coast of Madagascar lies St. Mary’s Island, also known as Ile Sainte-Marie. From around 1670 to 1730, up to 1,000 pirates ruled the small island. With secluded bays it was an ideal spot to dock ships. Even more enticing was that the island was close to the trade routes of ships carrying vast wealth back from the East Indies.The cemetery of past pirates at Île Ste-Marie (St. Mary’s Island)Evidence that there was some law and order on the island comes from the remains of the world’s only known pirate cemetery.William Kidd, privateer, pirate. 18th century portrait by Sir James Thornhill.Plundering legends such as Captain Kidd are reputably located there, buried sitting upright as punishment for his ruthlessness. Rumors persist that a type of republic ruled by a pirate government existed, but this has never been proven.TortugaTortuga is a small rocky island, located just north of modern-day Haiti, and then known as Hispaniola. In the 1600s, it rivaled Port Royal as a pirate stronghold. First, Tortuga was colonized by the Spanish. French and English settlers soon came to the island live as well.Tulum turtle breeding reserved beach, Area de Desove de la Tortuga Marina.In the meantime, pirates known as buccaneers established a presence on the island. Similar to privateers, buccaneers were semi-legal groups supported mostly by the French and English governments. Their mission was to strike at Spanish shipping, retrieve the treasure and funnel some of the wealth back to their sponsoring governments.Bizarre Pirate traditions most people don’t know aboutIn reality, shipping was often attacked indiscriminately. Buccaneers also fought amongst themselves. In 1645, Tortuga was nominally under French rule. In an attempt to enforce some control over violence on the island, the French governor at the time imported 1,650 prostitutes to distract the wild pirates. There is no record of any success with the plan.New ProvidenceNew Providence in the Bahamas was another pirate enclave. It was a British colony in the early 18th century. Vicious pirates such as the notorious Blackbeard gathered in New Providence. The island was notorious for its lawlessness. From its safe harbor, pirates could easily attack the shipping lanes of the Caribbean.Satellite image of New Providence, Bahamas.Fearing that pirate activity was getting out of hand, in 1718, a former privateer named Woodes Rogers was installed as governor of New Providence. With the help of British warships, Rogers launched an anti-piracy campaign, inflicting severe punishments on those who resisted. Pirates who survived the purge were forced to find shelter elsewhere and New Providence soon became an island known for law and order.Clew BayOff the west coast of Ireland, Clew Bay became the home to one of the leading pirate clans. In the late 1500s it was led by the fierce Grace O’Malley. Through plunder and intimidation, O’Malley managed to control part of the Irish coastline. Born from noble clan birth and known as the Pirate Queen, she commanded hundreds of sailors and dozens of ships.Clew Bay as seen from the top of Croagh Patrick.O’Malley led a long and successful career as a pirate and clan leader. She was even able to arrange to meet with English Queen Elizabeth I to negotiate her son’s release and the return of some of her ships. According to legend, only hours after giving birth to one of her children, she led her crew in hand to hand combat aboard one of her ships.Barataria BayIn the continental United States, a pirate named Jean Laffite set up base at Barataria Bay in the early 19th century, on an island just off the coast of Louisiana. From there, Laffite and his crews plundered Spanish shipping in the Gulf of Mexico.Barataria Bay, Gulf of Mexico.They are estimated to have captured 100 ships. Barataria Bay became the busiest black market port in North America. Laffite also smuggled goods and slaves into New Orleans.Read another story from us: How a pirate attack in 1794 prevented the United States from adopting the metric systemDuring the War of 1812, Laffite offered his men and services to the American side against the British, in return for a full pardon from all crimes committed. Laffite and his men fought with distinction and were given amnesty. Laffite then made his way to Texas, as well as Spanish America, and returned to a life of piracy. read more
Advertisement Watch Eli push back: Today, a visibly emotional Eli Manning addressed the media outside the Giants’ training facility regarding accusations that he defrauded a memorabilia collector by selling non-game-used helmets as game-worn.Following the release of old emails from Manning discussing the transaction, the story quickly snowballed into viral front page news and a PR nightmare for the Giants’ quarterback.The usually even-keel Manning emphatically denied any wrongdoing, and was visibly upset that his integrity has been called into question.“I’ve done nothing wrong.”
Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — Candidates are lining up to become the next delegate for Puerto Aventuras with elections set to begin in December.With the finalizing of a few documents, elections between the 12 interested parties will be held in which the next delegate from Puerto Aventuras will be chosen.“We already have the convocation and once we have authorization of the Cabildo, we will make the appropriate publicity so that the community of Puerto Aventuras is aware of the mechanisms that will apply”, explained Walter Puc Novelo, general secretary of the Commune.During a session of the Cabildo, voting for a new delegate was authorized. According to the secretary general, there are at least 12 people interested in participating, but they must register as candidates or candidates for the office of delegate.“Until now, they are merely people with intentions, which is something that cannot be translated in an inscription,” he pointed out.Some of those who have expressed interest are Antonio Hernandez Marrufo, Orlando Cox Tu, Tomás Flores, José Concepción Tun Presenda and Telmi Martina May, among others.Puc Novelo says that participants need to understand the issues of the town such as garbage collection, the operation of drainage and timely attention to lags in the water service, aspects of which the community has suffered.“The issue of social development is also important to prevent crime and negative situations for the community because Puerto Aventuras is not yet at high levels of insecurity, which is why we must safeguard it with social services and work in the social fabric. It is something that whomever becomes delegate will have to pay close attention to,” he added.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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window) read more
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Proposed law could ban women from straddling motorbikes unless it’s an “emergency”. Image: pixabay Female tourists will need to be more wary of the way they travel across sections of Indonesia if the country passes a proposed law against women straddling motorbikes.Authorities in northern Aceh reportedly distributed notice to government offices and locals advising them of the new proposal, which would apply to adolescent girls and women, CBS News reported.The law would prevent them from straddling the motorbike unless it is an “emergency” as well as forbid them from holding onto the driver.Aceh City of Lhokseumawe mayor Suaidi Yahya said the ban was necessary because a women’s “curves” are more visible in that position than when sitting sideways.”Muslim women are not allowed to show their curves, it’s against Islamic teachings,” the mayor explained.However, the country’s Home Ministry said they would try to prevent the law from passing because it was discrimination.According to media, it is unclear how popular the law is among locals but expects punishment for straddling and holding on to be caning.In other Indonesia news, Bali’s drinking regulations are under the spotlight after an Aussie teenager died from a methanol-laced cocktail.Click here for more information. read more
Woodford Reserve announces the latest extension of its acclaimed Master’s Collection which will be released on November 1. Called ‘Seasoned Oak Finish,’ it is the fourth in the series of limited edition bottlings and continues Woodford Reserve’s tradition of crafting rare whiskeys that extend the category in bold new directions.Barrels play a key role in producing bourbon, with approximately 70 percent of the spirit’s flavor and aroma and all of its color provided by the oak barrel. Woodford Reserve’s new offering, Seasoned Oak Finish, features bourbon finish-aged in unique barrels crafted with wood that has been seasoned longer than any previously used in the industry.“Of all the distillers in our industry, we are the only bourbon company that crafts its own barrels, giving us unique knowledge and control of the process,” said Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris. “As the rough oak staves are exposed to seasonal weather changes and subsequently dried, this natural cycle develops a new range of flavors in the wood.”This seasoning progression changes the wood by reducing tannins and ultimately creates a new range of flavor compounds. The staves for most bourbon barrels are seasoned for three to five months; however, Seasoned Oak Finish combines fully-matured Woodford Reserve with barrels crafted from wood that has been exposed to the outdoors for three to five years — the longest seasoning known in the bourbon industry.“By ‘finish aging’ Woodford Reserve in barrels that have been crafted from oak and seasoned for several years, we created a bourbon unlike any other in the industry. It’s the most robust bourbon we have ever made,” said Wayne Rose, brand director for Woodford Reserve. “This special Master’s Collection release emboldens Woodford Reserve with ‘extra-aged’ oak character resulting in a new and complex flavor profile.”Seasoned Oak Finish is the fourth in the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection series following the Four Grain, Sonoma-Cutrer Finish and Sweet Mash products. Released periodically at the master distiller’s discretion, the Master’s Collection whiskeys are extremely limited in quantity and bottled only once in a proprietary package inspired by the copper pot stills of The Woodford Reserve Distillery.The inspiration for the Master’s Collection is rooted in the rich history and tradition of what is today known as The Woodford Reserve Distillery. In the mid-1800s distillery owner Oscar Pepper and Master Distiller James Crow studied and recommended use of key processes like sour mashing and charred barrel maturation at the historic Woodford County distillery. These practices are still maintained in the bourbon industry and, today, the distillery receives more than 80,000 visitors annually and is the only one in America to triple-distill bourbon in copper pot stills.Woodford Reserve Seasoned Oak Finish will be sold in 44 U.S. markets, and a limited quantity will be available in Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, New Zealand and Australia. Each bottle is individually hand-numbered and presented at 100.4 proof. Available in major metro markets, only 1,337 cases are available with a suggested retail price of $89.99 for a 750ml bottle.www.woodfordreserve.com read more
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