Australian Women’s Open squad member, Kimberley Sue See tells www.touchfootball.com.au about the squad’s training camp on the weekend in the lead up to the 2015 Touch World Cup in April/May this year. Aussie camps always bring some butterflies to the stomach the night before. We rocked up at Cavendish Road High School early Saturday morning to start what was going to be a fun but challenging weekend. As the girls trickled in, the catch ups began and it was like no time had passed. Poor Laura was so sick she couldn’t train. Once everyone was ready Belly called us into the auditorium to kick the weekend off. He welcomed the four invited Queensland players to the training camp who played in the recent Youth Trans Tasman Series and High Performance Director, Cathy Gray who flew up to help us during the weekend. With the initial formalities out of the way we got straight into our favourite session, fitness. Unfortunately, because of injury, Jess and I couldn’t take part but we were there to encourage the girls as they did the Chancellor test, the same test as last camp. And as if the test wasn’t hard enough on its own, the Brisbane heat made it tougher, but the girls pushed through and smashed it. Thankfully the lollies were on hand for recovery. After a well-earned break, and many pikelets, we got into our second session of the day, rucking. In order to refresh our memories, we ran up and down the field going over our rucking moves. Once again ‘fun zone’ (don’t be fooled by the name) made a return to the camp and our first challenge, rucking off our line and trying to score off the end of the set. The squad was split into two teams, the experienced cows vs. the younger ducks. This time the fun zone was a little more fun for us ducks, taking out the first challenge of the weekend. The punishment for the cows, eight sets of diamond sit ups, kindly thought up by Phil. It was then once again time to eat and after the girls got some lunch from the amazing spread Marto put on for us, many used the down time to have a well-deserved nap.There was no time for a slow start after lunch as we got straight into our next fun zone challenge, preventing effective half running. It was a close game but once again the mighty ducks came out on top. We then got into practicing defence during game play with a bit of half field scrummage. It was good working on defence and even better testing it with different attacking plays. With session three finished it was time for the cows’ fun zone punishment, small sideways shuffles, one thought up by Swingers. The real reward for the ducks was watching Jess and Weezo! During the last session of the day we worked on line attack and defence, finishing the day with cows vs. ducks in the 20m Touch game. As the storm clouds rolled over, the cows fought back, not wanting to do the fun zone punishment again, and won the last challenge of the day. Unfortunately (or fortunately for the ducks) the rain and hail prevented us from undertaking our punishment. Thank you mother nature! With quick ice baths and showers completed, it was then off to the Holland Park Hotel for a big feed. We rocked up nice and early Sunday to start our last day of training. This wasn’t as early as Em and Sammy though, who spent half an hour on the bikes before training started! We got straight into game play on Sunday, splitting into Cows vs. Ducks for a full 40 minute game of Touch. It was tough not playing with a full team of 12, especially in the searing heat. Thanks to Sammy Rodgers and Mia Johnstone, who stayed on the whole game, giving the middles and links in the ducks team more subs. I found this session of the camp the most challenging because not only was I playing with the best, I was playing against the best, which is both testing and rewarding. We then had a short break during which Catherine Sargent surprised us with a visit, which all the girls loved. It was then into full field scenarios. In this session both the cows and ducks were given certain situations in which we may find ourselves during a game, decide on a game plan to accommodate the scenario and execute it in a short 2-3 minute game. Once again the cows showed their experience and skills defeating us ducks. The last session of the camp consisted of a game against an invitation Men’s team. This was another tough match, but the girls showed just why they are in the Australian Open Women’s Squad, all playing and executing with quality and finesse. I definitely don’t envy the coaches on deciding on a World Cup team. Any one of the girls could put on a green and gold jersey tomorrow and play an outstanding World Cup series. First and foremost the squad would like to thank Belly, Swingers and Phil for putting together and facilitating this camp as well as coaching us. We would also like to thank Marto for her continuous hard work in making sure we are fed, hydrated and healthy. Many thanks to Cathy Gray for coming up and supporting us players as well as Marto and the coaches. I know we all love having you there.Also thanks to the Physios for keeping our bodies together and Glen for taking pictures of our training. To Jemma, Ash, Mia and Katherine, thank you for coming in and training with us. And lastly to the girls, thank you so much for a great weekend! All the hard work is worth playing with amazing people like yourselves!Keep in touch with all of the latest news and information in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup:2015 World CupWebsite – www.touchworldcup.comFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchworldcupTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchworldcup15Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchworldcup2015Touch Football AustraliaWebsite – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksAUS Camp Diary
Casablanca – French daily Le Monde has chosen Marrakech among the world’s 20 destinations to visit in 2017. The city of Marrakech is reinforcing its position as one of the world’s most attractive destinations. A few days ago, the New York Times ranked Morocco’s Red city 11 in their 52-place list and encouraged its readers to visit a number of its emblematic historical sites.French daily newspaper, Le Monde, also recommended Marrakech in its 20-destination list, along with attractions in other countries across the globe including the Sultanate of Oman, Colombia, Zimbabwe and Mongolia. The article, titled “Where to Travel in 2017,” states that since the World Climate Summit, COP22, “Marrakech has a new terminal,” referencing the newly inaugurated Marrakech-Menara airport terminal.”Hotels are always more numerous and the high-end hotel construction market has soared to unprecedented levels,” it added.Marrakech’s inclusion in Le Monde’s list came few days after Air France unveiled its plan to reopen its Marrakech-Roissy air route at a frequency of three flights per week.This decision, announced by the company’s Managing Director for North Africa and the Sahel, Denis Hasdenteufel, in a press conference in Casablanca on January 5th, came just a few days after the world’s largest hotel search website, Trivago.fr, listed Marrakech as the 7th most preferred destination for French tourists.
On April 24, the Colombo Magistrate issued notice on 27 people including ten opposition parliamentarians to appear before the court on contempt of court charges but Gnanasara Thera had failed to appear.Gnanasara Thera was produced before a Magistrate following his arrest today and was freed on bail. (Colombo Gazette) The Colombo Magistrate’s Court had on April 22 issued a notice banning protests in front of the Commission over the decision to summon former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakse. However a group of opposition parliamentarians and monks had gone ahead with the protest. The police today arrested Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary, the Venerable Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera after he produced himself before the police.A warrant was issued recently on Gnanasara Thera after he failed to appear before the court over his alleged participation at a protest in front of the Bribery and Corruption Commission last month.
“We will try to cover all the territory before the polls and tomorrow I will leave for Jaffna. I will be also travelling to other parts of the country including the eastern part, the southern part and the central part. That is my work as an election observer.” he added. Following an invitation from the Sri Lanka authorities, the European Union has started the deployment of an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Sri Lanka to observe the Parliamentary Elections scheduled for 17 August 2015.The EU Election Observation Mission will consist of a Core Team of eight election analysts, and 18 Long-Term Observers,who will be deployed to all Sri Lankan Provinces, plus 28 Short Term Observers deployed shortly before Election Day. “We are here for many weeks and I am sure the experience of our experts will be very useful for the analysis of the entire process. I also hope that the climate will be a good one without violence and with a very civilized atmosphere,” Preda said. European Union (EU) election observers today called for a violence free election as they formally began work ahead of the August 17 Parliament election.Chief Observer Cristian Preda, speaking to reporters in Colombo today, said that the EU observers will not give special focus on any part of the country during its mission. The EOM will closely follow the electoral process and make its assessment on the basis of Sri Lankan legislation, as well as regional and international commitments. (Colombo Gazette)
The Haldimand County OPP have asked the public to help locate a missing teen who they believe to be in the Caledonia area.Evangelina McKenzie-Ferreira, 14, was last seen on Tuesday leaving her home near Regional Road 22 in Haldimand County.Police say she is five-foot, four-inches tall and has dark brown hair and eyes. She’s about 110 pounds and no description of the clothing she’s wearing is available.According to a news release, McKenzie-Ferreira is known to hang out at McDonald’s, Tim Hortons and the Aaron and Devin Koocher Memorial Skate Park at 100 Haddington St., all in Caledonia.Anyone with information about McKenzie-Ferreira’s whereabouts is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
A red T-shirt by Topman has sparked a twitter storm by Liverpool fans over its design inadvertently referencing the Hillsborough Disaster.The red shirt has the words “Karma” down one sleeve and a large ’96’ on the back along with a rose and the words underneath: “What goes around comes back around.”The design is an apparent reference to a Bob Marley song dating from 1996, but since the £20 shirt went on sale online it has come to the attention of hundreds of Liverpool fans, incredulous at its design, who have taken to Twitter to express their disgust.The club’s supporters believe it links to the Hillsborough Disaster, which left 96 Liverpool fans dead after a crushing incident at the start of an FA Cup semi-final in April, 1989.Justice for the 96 @TheHoodedClaw66, tweeted: “So it’s a #BobMarley song and it’s managed to get through god knows how many people before it’s printed.”Just shows you how few people know about the biggest sporting disaster and cover up this country’s ever seen.” So it’s a #BobMarley song and it’s managed to get through god knows how many people before it’s printed. Just shows you how few people know about the biggest sporting disaster and cover up this country’s ever seen #Topman #Topshop pic.twitter.com/V3qPjRG1Il— Justice For The 96 (@TheHoodedClaw66) March 15, 2018 And Matt, @mattjs82, said on Twitter: “I don’t think it’s the @Topman design that’s the issue, Hillsborough wouldn’t have been in their thinking, it’s the brain dead people who will end up wearing it for the wrong reasons, and there will be people like that.” The red shirt has the words “Karma” down one sleeve and a large ’96’ on the back along with a rose and the words underneath: “What goes around comes back around.”Credit:www.topman.com Nick Murphy, @nickmurftweets, tweeted: “Please @Topman – take this off the shelf. An genuine mistake I’m sure but this is insulting and upsetting. £JFT96” 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. Topman have been approached for comment.
Alcohol abuse among the over 50s has increased since the financial crisis.Irish Tenor John McCormack is to be commemorated on a new coin.An ATM was ripped from a bank wall with a digger in an early morning raid.A make-up ban for Irish dancers aged under 10 has been introduced.WORLDProtesters chant slogans at the barricade in central Kiev. Pic: AP Photo/Darko Bandic#ARGENTINA An Argentinian politican laid off 170 civil servants… via Youtube.#PORTUGAL British detectives are ‘to arrest three burglars’ over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.#NEW YORK A Congressman threatened to throw a journalist off a balcony during an interview.#NEW ZEALAND The New Zealand flag might be changed, as some people are not happy with it.#UKRAINE Ukraine could be on the verge of a civil war, a former president has warned.INNOVATION NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…The hole left after an ATM was removed from a bank with a digger. Pic: James Brett via Twitter.IRELANDLeon Connon (14) died in Cork following a freak railings accident.Minister Pat Rabbitte wants to reassure people about one particular part of the recently announced pylon study. Graham Doyle, accused of the murder of Elaine O’Hara, has been sent forward for trial. [RTÉ]A Dublin man has tried to stop Irish Water workers installing a meter at his home 12 times.Taoiseach Enda Kenny was accused of an election stunt over the same issue. Here’s how much the EU presidency cost Ireland – perhaps less than you might think.The Exchange Dublin was suspended because of antisocial behaviour, according to Temple Bar Cultural Trust. In jobs news, a digital research firm will create 30 jobs, while a new distillery will also create 30 jobs – but a New Ross company is to close with 47 job losses.It’s not in the public interest to stop a garda whistleblower appearing before the PAC, says Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.A terror threat against an Irish soldier is being investigated by gardaí.This photo shows how a water meter installation went wrong.Paul Kimmage has quit Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography – Alan English will take over.Businessman Jim Mansfield died following a long illness. So, did the Turkish Prime Minister really give a speech via hologram? We explain.Looks like there won’t be Mario games on smartphones any time soon. [The Guardian]PARTING SHOTPic: Rui Vieira/PA WireHow much time do you waste on Facebook? This test might shock you. You have been warned.
Nokia announced the 6-inch 1080p behemoth Windows phone today now known as the Lumia 1520, but perhaps dwarfing the big news is a new imaging initiative from the mobile manufacturer called Nokia Refocus. If you’re a fan of Lytro photography, what you’re about to see might seem strangely familiar.Crazy, unique images come from Lytro cameras. Those who know how to use them are able to create interactive works of art that allow viewers to refocus and play with the image in order to get a handful of different experiences. Unfortunately, Lytro cameras are expensive and taking photos with them isn’t exactly point and shoot even if you know exactly what you are doing.Since the release of the Lytro camera there has been a large group of people wishing that this technology would somehow get injected into mobile devices. We’ve seen array camera modules that attempt this effect, but it looks like Nokia has found another way to accomplish this experience on their phones.As you can see in the image above, you can click around and apply focus to different areas of the image, sometimes dramatically changing the tone of the photo as you click. Refocus will exist as a standalone app that offers this unique mobile experience, alongside the other camera apps on your average Windows Phone. This experience will exist first on the Lumia 1520 and will eventually be available to other Nokia phones down the road.At first glance, the results of the photo taken doesn’t appear to have quite as many features as Lytro currently offers, but it is entirely likely that Nokia will be able to offer these functions down the road. Furthermore, Nokia is able to iterate hardware much faster than Lytro, which means much higher resolution cameras to use this feature with.
Cinemascapes : quand Google Street View nous fait faire le tour du mondeDans le cadre de son projet “Cinemascapes”, Aaron Hobson a réalisé une série remarquable d’images à partir du service Street View de Google. D’une route déserte en Afrique du sud à la caravane solitaire postée sur une lande irlandaise, rien n’échappe à l’œil averti d’Aaron Hobson. Ses images, empreintes d’un caractère mystérieux révèlent les endroits les plus reculés de la Terre. Les représentations de ces lieux désolés et sombrés dans l’oubli font l’objet d’un projet de taille, baptisé par son auteur “Cinemascapes”. Plus qu’un portfolio, “Cinemascapes” représente avant tout un concept. En effet, Aaron Hobson n’a rien à voir avec les autres photographes qui parcourent le globe, l’œil derrière leur objectif. Lui est un voyageur virtuel qui a passé des heures à écrémer les quatre coins du monde derrière son ordinateur grâce à Google Street View. Les nombreux visuels qu’il est parvenu à capturer ont été retouchés pour en sublimer le caractère. Il explique au MailOnline les débuts de son initiative : “Tout a commencé quand je travaillais avec un producteur de film à Los Angeles. J’ai commencé à utiliser Google Street View pour aller autour de la ville à la recherche d’endroits que nous pourrions utiliser pour chaque scène dans le film. Je suis rapidement devenu accro”. Un Américain en vadrouille… virtuel À lire aussiVus de loin, ces célèbres monuments sont moins merveilleux qu’on ne penseL’homme, qui vit actuellement sur les monts Adirondack au nord-est de l’État de New York, a choisi de montrer des endroits isolés pour partager leur splendeur et leur beauté remarquables. Il souligne : “La décision de l’endroit où j’ai choisi de prendre des images s’est basée en partie sur les zones où les images de Google Street View sont en haute qualité. Cela exclut les Etats-Unis où la résolution des clichés est généralement pauvre en dehors de certaines parties de New York, Chicago et Los Angeles. C’est dans cet esprit que j’ai choisi d’explorer l’Europe occidentale, l’Afrique du Sud, le Brésil, l’Amérique centrale et le Royaume-Uni”.Ses images de plus en plus populaires ont déjà été affichées dans une galerie d’art à New York. Selon d’Aaron Hobson, les gens aiment sa collection avant tout pour la simplicité des images “exemptées de toute mise en scène”. Ce voyageur du net a pour l’heure de nombreux projets comptant le développement de sa galerie d’images Google et la réalisation de deux films. Découvrez les incroyables photos du voyage virtuel d’Aaron Hobson sur MaxisciencesLe 29 novembre 2011 à 15:19 • Maxime Lambert
WASHINGTON — It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia of “Reefer Madness” to the excesses of Woodstock back to the hard line of “Just Say No.”The next 25 years took the nation from Bill Clinton, who famously “didn’t inhale,” to Barack Obama, who most emphatically did.And now, in just a few short years, public opinion has moved so dramatically toward general acceptance that even those who champion legalization are surprised at how quickly attitudes are changing and states are moving to approve the drug — for medical use and just for fun.It is a moment in America that is rife with contradictions:o People are looking more kindly on marijuana even as science reveals more about the drug’s potential dangers, particularly for young people.o States are giving the green light to the drug in direct defiance of a federal prohibition on its use.o Exploration of the potential medical benefit is limited by high federal hurdles to research.Washington policymakers seem reluctant to deal with any of it.Richard Bonnie, a University of Virginia law professor who worked for a national commission that recommended decriminalizing marijuana in 1972, sees the public taking a big leap from prohibition to a more laissez-faire approach without full deliberation.“It’s a remarkable story historically,” he says. “But as a matter of public policy, it’s a little worrisome. It’s intriguing, it’s interesting, it’s good that liberalization is occurring, but it is a little worrisome.”More than a little worrisome to those in the anti-drug movement.“We’re on this hundred-mile-an-hour freight train to legalizing a third addictive substance,” says Kevin Sabet, a former drug policy adviser in the Obama administration, lumping marijuana with tobacco and alcohol.
BEIJING: Beijing on Tuesday voiced “strong dissatisfaction” with a joint statement issued by the G7 leaders, who backed Hong Kong’s autonomy and called for calm after months of civil unrest. “We express our strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the statement made by the leaders of the G7 Summit on Hong Kong affairs,” said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang at a press briefing in Beijing. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us G7 leaders meeting in France on Monday backed Hong Kong’s autonomy as laid out in a 1984 agreement between Britain and China, and called for calm in the protest-hit city. But Beijing has repeatedly accused foreign governments of interfering over Hong Kong, and Geng said Tuesday that the G7 was “meddling” and “harbouring evil intentions”. “We have repeatedly stressed that Hong Kong’s affairs are purely China’s internal affairs and that no foreign government, organization or individual has the right to intervene,” he said. Also Read – Imran calls on Pakistanis to take part in ‘Kashmir Hour’ Advertise With Us Hong Kong has been wracked by more than two months of protests over an attempt by its Beijing-backed government to pass an extradition bill which opponents saw as a huge dent in Hong Kong’s autonomy. It has since morphed into a wider call for greater democratic freedoms. In the G7 statement, the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States called for calm in the tense city. “The G7 reaffirms the existence and the importance of the 1984 Sino-British agreement on Hong Kong and calls for avoiding violence,” it said. China has previously accused former colonial power Britain of interfering in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, which the British handed over to China in 1997.
Democratic Sen. Al Franken is accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of “moving the goalposts” in denying his interactions with the Russian ambassador.In a testy exchange, Franken confronted Sessions about his testimony in January, in which he said he had no communications with Russians. Sessions later had to recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation of Trump campaign ties to Russia after it was revealed he had conversations with the ambassador. Franken says his explanations of those interactions continue to change.But Sessions, visibly frustrated and voice rising, called Franken’s line of questioning unfair. He says he answered the question as a surrogate of the Trump campaign. Sessions says he may have discussed Trump’s campaign positions with the ambassador but insists he did not have a continuing exchange of information with him.___ Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he can’t say whether someone’s citizenship is a reliable indicator of whether that person may be a terrorist.Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, asked Sessions about that, noting that citizenship is at the core of the Trump administration’s efforts to impose a travel ban.The ban, which has been stalled by the courts, seeks to block the travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven countries, as well as some Venezuelan government officials and their families.Yet Sessions did not directly answer Leahy’s question.Earlier Wednesday, Sessions said the travel ban is an important tool for fighting terrorism and that the Justice Department will continue to defend it.__ Attorney General Jeff Sessions won’t say whether he spoke with state officials who had threatened to sue the Trump administration if it did not end a program protecting young immigrants who were brought into the country as children and now living in the U.S. illegally.During a Senate hearing Wednesday, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., asked Sessions whether he discussed the threatened lawsuit with the Texas attorney general before President Donald Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.Sessions says such conversations would be “work product” that should not be revealed. It was yet another line of questioning Sessions refused to answer. Lawmakers are asking about his role in ending the Obama-era program that protected hundreds of thousands of young people.He also won’t discuss his private conversations with Trump, citing longstanding Justice Department tradition.Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee and senators are going to have a lot of ground to cover with the nation’s top federal law enforcement official during the oversight hearing.As NPR’s Carrie Johnson reported, in his eight months as attorney general:“Sessions has presided over a series of Justice Department reversals — from police oversight and voting rights litigation to protections for the LGBT community.And then there’s the matter of his contacts with Russians during last year’s presidential campaign, where Sessions served as one of President Trump’s most vocal advocates. Sessions didn’t include those on his security clearance forms. An aide said he was following guidance from the FBI.” In his opening statement, Sessions rebuffed the panel’s Democrats, who had written the attorney general regarding potential assertions of executive privilege. “We expect that…you will have determined whether the president will invoke executive privilege as to specific topics and will be prepared to answer completely all questions in those areas on which he has not,” the nine Democratic senators said in a letter last week. Sessions had refused to answer questions relating to the Russia probe in June testimony before the same committee, saying it was inappropriate.On Wednesday, Sessions told the panel that he “will not be able to discuss the contents of my conversations with the president.”Under questioning from the panel’s ranking Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, Sessions said he doesn’t think “it’s been fully understood the significance of the error” fired FBI Director James Comey made in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails.Feinstein asked Sessions his role in the firing of Comey last May. Sessions said he had “never heard of an investigator” declaring the closing of an investigation as Comey did, and that he was particularly concerned that Comey said he would do it again. Sessions said there was a need for “a fresh start” at the FBI, but said his discussions with President Trump on the matter were confidential.Sessions was also asked about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during last year’s presidential campaign. Sessions denied speaking to Kislyak during his confirmation hearings last January, and then recused himself from the probe into Russian interference in the election after the meetings were revealed.Sessions said Wednesday he did not recall any discussions about the Trump campaign during his meetings with Kislyak and denied meeting with any Russian officials to discuss coordination between the campaign and Russia.He also said that he had not been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Department of Justice investigation into Russian interference. The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee (all times local): Attorney General Jeff Sessions is refusing to pledge that he won’t seek to jail journalists for doing their jobs.Under questioning at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing from Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat, Sessions said he could not make that “blanket” commitment.His position is a reversal of the stance taken by attorneys general in the Obama administration, who had said they would not seek to imprison members of the news media who were doing their jobsThe Trump administration has announced an aggressive crackdown on leaks of national security information to journalists.___ Share
When you think about games you would play with an immersive VR headset like Oculus Rift, and a real-time walking control system like Omni, does Minecraft even show up on that list? It certainly wasn’t on mine, but it sure is now.The next generation of gaming sounds an awful lot like stuff from 20 years ago. Virtual reality headsets and walking pedestals to put you inside the game sound really olds school when you say them out loud, in fact the last time I remember them being “cool” was Disney’s First Kid back in 1996.It turns out that the technology has finally caught up with the concept, and these VR solutions are now incredibly immersive and ready to put you feet first into whatever game you want. While the first instinct may be to play Call of Duty or Halo 4, a couple of Omni developers decided they really wanted to check out the new Minecraft multiplayer features from the 1.6 update. The end result, even if you’re not a fan of the game, is impressive.Minecraft through Oculus Rift answers a few interesting questions about the way online communication would work in that environment, as the chat window seems to hover in front of whatever the last forward moving direction was. If you look around without moving, that chat window seems to stay floating in the same place instead of following your point of view. In this concept, that seemed like a really great decision. Using Omni in Minecraft looks incredible as well, demonstrating how it would feel to literally walk around in the giant block environments we’re all familiar with.The combination of Rift and Omni is continuing to prove to be incredibly cool, though it’s still difficult to imagine many people are going to have the space in their living room or office to support the huge Omni stand. There’s obviously a lot of people interested, as indicated by the Kickstarter for Omni that will reach a million dollars, which ultimately shows a bright future for this kind of technology.
GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Students were shocked to discover their burly maths teacher Mr Sherwood is gay porn star Aaron Cage. Gay porn star couple wed, 12 years after meeting on set11 shocking, sexy and fun gay films you probably haven’t seen (NSFW)Teacher suspended for educating students about LGBT peopleRead the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/students-discover-maths-teacher-gay-porn-star-aaron-cage/ Students found videos and interviews of their maths teacher describing intimate details of his sexual preferences.Then one student even commented on the above video: ‘My old maths teacher.’Aaron Cage. | Photo: Colt StudiosSince the news broke throughout the teachers and students last week, it is understood Cage has not attended school.It is unknown if the school has suspended Cage but students have been told to not talk about it, reports the Sun.Both Scott Sherwood and Peacehaven Community School did not respond to requests for comment.[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Originally from Australia but now teaching in the UK, Scott Sherwood began working in porn eight years ago.He took the name Aaron Cage and produced a series of films for San Fransisco-based Colt film studios. Some titles include Gruff Stuff and Manpower.[embedded content]In a video from 2010, Cage said being a porn star at Colt Studios was a ‘dream come true.’ He’s appeared on and off in pornography, with his most recent appearance as Mr January in the ‘Colt Daddies’ 2018 calendar.Student: ‘My old maths teacher!’He then started working at the Peacehaven Community School (PCS) in East Sussex full-time in 2016. But when classmates at the school got wind of his porn career, it spread like wildfire. Aaron Cage. | Photo: Colt Studios
Travellers embarking on cheap flights this summer should not necessarily settle for the cheapest travel insurance deal, a report from Which? has suggested.According to research from the consumer organisation, more than half of Britain’s travel agents do not provide basic details about the policies they offer, while six failed to enquire about any pre-existing medical conditions.Sean Tipton, a spokesman from ABTA – The Travel Association, said it is vital that any medical conditions are discussed with a travel agent before agreeing to take out a policy.”If you, or anybody in your party, has a pre-existing medical condition [make sure] that you discuss that with your travel agent or the insurance company when you purchase the policy as this may affect your cover,” he commented.None of the travel agents Which? spoke to explained the consequences of failing to explain any pre-existing medical conditions.The organisation’s research also revealed that independent travel agencies performed better than chain branches in terms of the types of travel insurance on offer.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedDisabled travel: expert advice for planning your trip to Rio 2016 and beyondWith the Olympic and Paralympic Games quickly approaching, Skyscanner and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office have teamed up to bring together travel advice and information for disabled travellers heading to Rio this summer.Top tips for peace of mind when you travelIf one of your New Year’s resolutions is to travel more, then you’re hopefully in for an exciting year. But whether you’re a seasoned traveller, or you’re venturing off solo for the first time, we know that planning even the most longed-for holidays can bring its own anxieties. From insurance…Travel insurance – is it worth it?Travel insurance – is it worth it?
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both men were eventually convicted and hanged Clearly this family remembrance made an impression on young Nelle But to emphasize: Hers was a mostly comfortable and congenial upbringing far less strange than that of Scout Finch not to mention that of Boo Radley Named sort of after one of her grandmothers ("Nelle" is "Ellen" backwards) she was the familys youngest child and finally would survive brother Edwin (who died in 1951) sister Louise (who died in 2009) and sister Alice who became a lawyer took over their fathers practice and died in 2014 Nelle would never marry but she always had a passel of friends and admirers In 1944 and 45 she attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery Alabama and then switched to the University of Alabama where she explored her burgeoning interest in writing (nurtured in high school) and her fathers interest in law She would spend time as an exchange student at Oxford in England and would spend other time contributing to Bamas humor magazine Rammer-Jammer She would by 1949 land in New York City There is nothing unusual about this smart young womans profile Her arc was that of an achiever She had a particular pal in her youth and this fact will always fascinate The boy named Truman Streckfus Persons had moved to Monroeville in 1928 to live with his aunts whose house was right over the stone wall from the Lees property Nelle and Truman became close friends; much later she would become commemorated as a character in his novel Other Voices Other Rooms and he now named Truman Capote would be as already noted immortalized as Dill in Mockingbird They stayed in touch after moving on from Monroeville Both continued to writeto each other and then for millions of others In New York Lee worked as a reservation clerk for Eastern Air Lines and British Overseas Airways During the 1950s she worked on Go Set a Watchman which could not find a publisher She then went to work on To Kill a Mockingbird and in 1957 signed a deal and embarked upon a two-year process of rewriting and refining Affairs get interesting here On November 16 1959 The New York Times ran a brief account of a crime in Kansas"a wealthy wheat farmer his wife and their two young children were found shot to death today in their home "that caught the attention of Capote He determined to go to the Midwest and investigate; the fruits of his labors would be his ground-breaking 1966 book In Cold Blood As he set out on his grand enterprise he realized that no one was better suited to help him interview the heartland natives than his empathetic-to-the-core friend from Monroeville Nelle And so even on the verge of her own triumph in literature she was recruited and went to Kansas with Capote He would later tell George Plimpton for a New York Times Book Review piece that Lee was always and in this instance certainly proved herself to be in spades "a gifted woman courageous and with a warmth that instantly kindles most people how- ever suspicious or dour" Becauseuntil the publication of Watchman in 2015Harper Lee had allowed her reputation to rest on one book alone there had always been suspicion that the book was something other than a miracle Because also Truman Capote was her devoted friend there has always been a theory out there that he had something to do with the writing of Mockingbird Such notions are nonsense and the words of Capote himself"I liked it [To Kill a Mockingbird] very much She has real talent"say as much Capote of all people would never have had any problem at all taking credit where credit was due and he never really took any credit for his friends masterwork So in the Lee biography there will always be that fascinating Capote interlude (And what town can claim more scribbling geniuses per capita than Monroeville Alabama) But to return to the biographical sketch: Lee wrote her novel It quickly became the phenomenon it remains And then she wrote no more Well not quite true In the early 1960s with her first blush of fame still rosy she wrote a couple of homey articles for McCalls magazine and Vogue And then she pretty much stopped writing for the public as the awardsthe Pulitzer (first woman recipient for literature since 1942); the Brotherhood Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews; scores of othersand royalty checks regularly arrived in the mail In its first two decades the novel would be translated globally and would sell millions of copies By now it has sold more than 40 million Nelle Harper Lees world was one thing before 1960 thenespecially after the film it was something other But she kept it as relatively the same and as sane as she could LIFE Books Read more in LIFEs new special edition The Enduring Legacy of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird available on Amazon Contact us at editors@timecomHow many times have you caught yourself clicking through the Facebook profile pictures of a "friend" (whom youve never met) at 1:37 am.
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