LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Driven by younger audiences, the small-budget horror thriller “Happy Death Day” opened this weekend in the top spot at the box office with $26 million, while “Blade Runner 2049” slid into second place in its second weekend in theatres with $15.5 million.Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” debuted in third place with a higher than expected $13.1 million.Rounding out the top five were “It,” in fourth with $6 million, and “The Mountain Between Us,” in fifth with $5.8 million.The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theatres Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theatre locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:1. “Happy Death Day,” Universal, $26,039,025, 3,149 locations, $8,269 average, $26,039,025, 1 Week.2. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $15,492,244, 4,058 locations, $3,818 average, $60,970,631, 2 Weeks.3. “The Foreigner,” STX Entertainment, $13,113,024, 2,515 locations, $5,214 average, $13,113,024, 1 Week.4. “It,” Warner Bros., $6,055,633, 3,176 locations, $1,907 average, $314,935,154, 6 Weeks.5. “The Mountain Between Us,” 20th Century Fox, $5,750,951, 3,259 locations, $1,765 average, $20,603,873, 2 Weeks.6. “American Made,” Universal, $5,500,950, 3,098 locations, $1,776 average, $40,230,815, 3 Weeks.7. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $5,379,417, 2,982 locations, $1,804 average, $89,716,457, 4 Weeks.8. “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” Warner Bros., $4,316,424, 3,053 locations, $1,414 average, $51,579,113, 4 Weeks.9. “My Little Pony: The Movie,” Lionsgate, $4,111,877, 2,528 locations, $1,627 average, $15,625,311, 2 Weeks.10. “Victoria And Abdul,” Focus Features, $3,006,155, 900 locations, $3,340 average, $11,233,099, 4 Weeks.11. “Marshall,” Open Road, $3,000,805, 821 locations, $3,655 average, $3,000,805, 1 Week.12. “Flatliners,” Sony, $1,544,995, 1,983 locations, $779 average, $15,672,966, 3 Weeks.13. “Battle Of The Sexes,” Fox Searchlight, $1,338,564, 1,394 locations, $960 average, $10,352,762, 4 Weeks.14. “MET Opera: Die Zauberflote (2017),” Fathom Events, $1,225,000, 900 locations, $1,361 average, $1,225,000, 1 Week.15. “Professor Marston & The Wonder Women,” Annapurna Pictures , $736,883, 1,229 locations, $600 average, $736,883, 1 Week.16. “American Assassin,” Lionsgate, $520,583, 820 locations, $635 average, $35,603,092, 5 Weeks.17. “The Florida Project,” A24, $368,149, 33 locations, $11,156 average, $590,957, 2 Weeks.18. “Loving Vincent,” Good Deed Entertainment, $331,602, 55 locations, $6,029 average, $750,674, 4 Weeks.19. “The Stray,” Quality Flix, $286,494, 430 locations, $666 average, $1,191,487, 2 Weeks.20. “Til Death Do Us Part,” Novus Content, $284,088, 298 locations, $953 average, $3,221,831, 3 Weeks.—Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
VANCOUVER – As marijuana farmers in Oregon say a flood of supply is killing their businesses less than three years after recreational cannabis was legalized, economists say it’s a warning to Canada.Stephen Easton, professor of economics at Simon Fraser University and senior fellow at the Fraser Institute, says large fluctuations in price and supply are bound to happen when you create a legal market where an illegal market already exists.“There is no reason to think it won’t happen here as well. In a broader sense, we are adding legal production to an already robust illegal production,” Easton said.“Consumption may simply not increase in proportion to our ability to grow.”Robin Cordell, owner and grower at Oregon Girl Cannabis Company, said she saw the influx of supply coming on social media that would choke out her farm.“I saw just massive fields planted on Instagram, just huge acres and I just knew that was going to be the result,” she said in an interview.While she once sold her pot to a wholesaler for $2,200US per pound, she said that dipped to $600 per pound.Cordell said she’s planning to pull the plug entirely on recreational pot and focus on medical marijuana and hemp products until new markets open up across the country.“I think I am going to actually give up my licence and wait for nationwide legalization to happen, just because the market is terrible,” Cordell said.Oregon’s inventory of marijuana is staggering for a state its size. There are nearly 450,000 kilograms of usable flower in the system, and an additional 159,000 kilograms of marijuana extracts, edibles and tinctures.The Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which regulates the industry, said some of the inventory of flower goes into extracts, oils and tinctures, which have increased in popularity, but the agency can’t say how much.Yet the retail price for a gram of pot has fallen about 50 per cent since 2015, from $14 to $7, says a report by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.Commission spokesman Mark Pettinger said the agency still doesn’t have complete information about demand, but a comprehensive market study is underway that will be released in January.He said about half of the 2,014 producer applications received have been granted in a process that has typically taken between two and six months.“It’s a free market and the legislature did not provide us with any authority to limit licences,” he said, “so that’s probably an issue the legislature will need to take up during the 2019 legislative session.”The regulatory framework emerging in Canada already looks a little different.There are 104 licensed marijuana producers in Canada, including 57 in Ontario and 22 in British Columbia.As of May 11, Health Canada had received 1,974 applications from producers and had refused 268, while others were in progress, incomplete or withdrawn. The entire application process takes more than a year to complete.Under the federal government’s proposed approach to cannabis, regulations would not prescribe a limit on the amount of cannabis a producer cultivates under a standard licence.“However, the Minister of Health could establish a production limit as a condition of the licence if there were reasonable grounds to believe that a licensee was producing more cannabis than this licensee was able to sell, and that the excess inventory was at risk of being diverted to an illegal market or activity,” a November 2017 consultation paper by Health Canada says.Werner Antweiler, professor of economics at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business, said market fluctuations will depend on whether the government restricts licensing and prices.If left up to the free market, prices can drop to almost nothing, temporarily, he said. The market typically corrects itself over time, with smaller-scale producers that have higher production costs exiting the market and larger-scale producers being able to survive the roller-coaster because they work in economies of scale.“If you want to prevent prices from dropping dramatically, there can be regulations in place that maintain a minimum price of some sort. That’s easier to do if the distribution channel is regulated,” Antweiler said.But he said price controls can backfire.“That said, the danger is then, if prices are regulated and we have players trying to sneak around them and provide their product illegally at a lower price, that could lead to an undermining of the idea of liberalization, which is getting the market into the legal domain and preventing an illicit market from surfacing,” he said.“It’s much better to get it right from the beginning,” he said, and decline to licence more producers than the estimated demand can support.One Canadian producer says he’s not too worried about being pushed out of the market the way producers are in Oregon.“I think it’s a function of a far more relaxed regime,” said Dan Sutton, CEO of Tantalus Labs based in Maple Ridge, B.C. “Right out of the gate, you’ve got a far more sophisticated production regulation regime, which inherently applies a barrier to entry.”Tantalus Labs is a small-batch producer, which grows unique strains and only harvests about 100 plants at a time, he said.Sutton is counting on recreational consumers to pay more for a higher quality product, which could mean unique strains, cannabis with a “farm to table” story or organic cannabis that has been meticulously cared for.“In Oregon, while there are massive over-supplies of commodity-grade quick and easily grown cannabis, there are still cannabis products that sell for $15 or $20 a gram at the dispensary level,” Sutton said.“All cannabis is not the same.”— with a file from The Associated Press
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Rhinoceros Party of Canada, a satirical political party, has named a candidate to run in the riding of Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies for the upcoming federal election.Selected by the Party to run in our riding is Jacob “Turkman” Stokes.While not much is known about Stokes, some of the Party’s platform includes tackling environmental issues and lowering taxes. Since its founding, the Rhinoceros Party has been unable to secure a seat in the House of Commons but does claim that several candidates have finished in second or third place in their constituency.Candidates running in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies include Conservative candidate and incumbent Bob Zimmer, Catharine Kendall of the Green Party, and Ron Vaillant of the People’s Party of Canada.The Liberal and NDP parties have yet to nominate a candidate.The Federal Election is October 21, 2019.
Mumbai: Actress Parineeti Chopra is ecstatic that her latest release “Kesari”, starring Akshay Kumar, has raced past the Rs 100-crore mark at the Indian box office. The film is based on the Battle of Saragarhi. On working with Akshay, Parineeti said in a statement: “Akshay sir is the most grounded superstar. He is responsible and committed about work on set, and equally playful and fun-loving off set. “The whole team put in so much into the movie, so this Rs 100 crore is added to the Rs 500 crore compliments and love from the fans. Akshay sir is one of my favourite co-stars. He is so unassuming and humble.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka Parineeti played a small but significant role in the film, which she chose for the script. “Even though ‘Kesari’ is largely based on his (Akshay’s) character and the battle, he always used to tell me ‘you see how much you will be praised’. I always used to feel he is being generous and kind to me, but it was absolutely true. “I am so happy I did this film. It started out as a small guest appearance I was doing for fun but has turned into a project that has taught me so much about the kind of actor I want to be,” Parineeti added. Her next few films include: Saina Nehwal biopic, “Bhuj: The Pride Of India” co-starring Ajay Devgn, based on the real life daredevilry of an Indian Air Force officer.
Stay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form Update: It’s 2019, and John Romero’s new Doom levels, “Sigil,” are available nowOne of the biggest gaming surprise of the last few years was that the reboot of Doom was not only good, not just great, but arguably the best game of that year. Somehow the new Bethesda-owned version of iD had managed to capture the spirit of the monumental demonic first-person shooter while also making it a game that felt acceptable in 2016, not 1993. So now the sequel Doom Eternal is by far one of our most anticipated upcoming games.However, that’s no longer the only upcoming Doom content we’re looking forward to. Doom co-creator John Romero, he of luscious hair and love for The Devil, has revealed that he is making and giving away bloody brand new levels for the original PC Doom next February.Set before Doom II and pitched as a “spiritual successor to the fourth episode of Doom,” Sigil contains nine chunky new single-player campaign missions as well as nine deathmatch arenas all for free. It’s pretty much an expansion pack. Remember those? Continuing the retro feel, Sigil will be distributed using the same classic WAD and MEGAWAD files Doom modders used to share custom content back in the day. And the physical version comes on USB drives designed to look like old-school floppy disks.How would you even get a physical copy of Sigil? Romero’s previous new Doom levels from a few years ago were just online. But considering the scope of Sigil, and its timing with Doom’s 25th anniversary, Romero is partnering with Limited Run Games to offer physical “fan boxes.” Along with the game the fan box includes a metal soundtrack from Buckethead and absolutely Satanic artwork from Christopher Lovell.Whether you get the fan box or not, Sigil will be available to everyone in February 2019. John Romero may not be with iD anymore, but he’ll always be a unholy part of Doom. For more on Doom, check out our thoughts on Doom Eternal as well as Doom’s leaps to platforms like VR and the Nintendo Switch.
Got change? You can place your quarters in this human flesh-like coin purse and freak everyone out at the grocery store or laundromat.Doooo, a Japanese DJ, designed the almost-realistic purse, which resembles a man’s mouth with five-o’clock shadow stubbles, AOL.com reported. The music producer uploaded a video of his bizarre creation on Twitter and it has generated more than 250,000 likes and 150,000 re-tweets.人肉小銭入れ作りました pic.twitter.com/k6SIDETWD5— doooo (@44doooo) June 1, 2019“I made a human flesh coin purse,” Doooo wrote on Twitter. In the video, he demonstrates how to use the coin purse, which includes opening a fake jaw, plump lips, and carefully placing some coins in the super-tight space. Even the teeth look real, since they’re not perfectly straight.人肉小銭入れと人肉印鑑は首にかける事ができます pic.twitter.com/aP3qyV3hjD— doooo (@44doooo) June 3, 2019If you’re interested in this wacky coin purse, it’s sadly not up for sale at the moment. However, you can enjoy Doooo’s other odd projects, including a human skin-inspired finger seal and squishy phone case, on his Twitter account.More on Geek.com:Man Wins $344M Powerball Jackpot With ‘Lucky’ Fortune Cookie Numbers Fan-Made ‘Zelda’ Tabletop Game Returns You to the WildSan Diego Padres Criticized for Needless Bee Murders Stay on target PewDiePie Pulls $50,000 Pledge to Anti-Hate Group After Fan BacklashPolice Arrest Dutch YouTubers for Trespassing Area 51 Site
Stay on target Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel Iron Man may be dead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following Avengers: Endgame (no matter how loudly you whine on your stupid fan petition that shouldn’t even exist) but actor Robert Downey Jr. sure isn’t. The reformed former prisoner now has more money than God following his decade-long career as Iron Man. And fortunately, it appears he isn’t about to use that cash to fall back into old bad habits.Instead, Downey Jr. has announced a new Earth-saving initiative, The Footprint Coalition, to clean up the planet through the power of advanced technology that actually exists.Downey Jr. announced the organization at Amazon’s re:MARS, a conference dedicated to fields like robotics and space and machine learning and other Iron Man-esque topics. And lucky for us our best and brightest minds are still trying to think of ways to save this planet from the ravages of man-made climate change instead of just exporting human capitalism across the Solar System.“Between robotics and nanotechnology, we could clean up the planet significantly, if not totally, in 10 years,” Downey Jr. said according to Variety. “God I love experts. They’re like Wikipedia with character defects.”The Footprint Coalition is slated to launch next April. We’re also looking forward to Downey Jr.s’ upcoming YouTube Red documentary about artificial intelligence. Hopefully he gets some help from his fellow wealthy Avengers actors. This is a way better solution for saving Earth than just wiping out half of humanity. For more on how the Earth is doomed unless we radically act now here’s why climate change is forcing reindeer to eat seaweed and why global income inequality is on the rise alongside global temperatures.
Stay on target Starbucks to Deliver Nationwide Via Uber EatsUber’s New Rideshare Tier Is the Height of Comfort Uber Elevate, Uber’s aerial ride-hailing division, is not making its big debut yet, however, Uber will start offering Uber Copter, a helicopter transportation service, in New York City next month.Starting July 9, Uber Copter will only be available to Uber users who are Platinum and Diamond members of Uber Rewards, the company’s loyalty program, The New York Times reported. Users can book the aerial service via Uber’s app, which will transport them between Lower Manhattan and Kennedy International Airport in a quick eight-minute flight. The aim of Uber Copter is to axe the total time it takes to travel between both places, which could take at least 60 minutes and during rush hour, more than two hours, Engadget reported.Like Uber rides, Uber Copter will determine pricing based on demand and the average ride will cost users between $200 and $225 a person. However, this price also includes ground transportation to and from each point on the trip. In Lower Manhattan, customers will be picked up or dropped off by car to the Uber Copter helipad and at Kennedy International Airport, they’ll be picked up by a car at the helicopter tarmac and driven directly to their terminal and vice versa if they’re coming back from airline travel.Here’s how it works: Customers can book an Uber Copter trip right on the spot or up to five days in advance of their desired flight time. Each helicopter can fit up to five passengers and will be in service from Monday to Friday during afternoon rush hour. Once a user reserves a seat, they will receive an email confirmation and boarding pass from Uber.An Uber Copter boarding pass. (Photo Credit: Uber)Uber Copter’s helicopter service will be operated by Newark-based HeliFlite. For each flight, there will be two pilots on board and passengers will be shown a 90-second safety video before they leave. One downside though is that these helicopters can’t accommodate large suitcases, so passengers will only be allowed to travel with one carry-on weighing 40 pounds or less and one personal bag.Even though Uber Copter will only be available in New York City for now, Eric Allison, the head of Uber Elevate, said the company aims to bring Uber Copter service to other cities in the future.“This is a trip that so many travelers make a day, and we see an opportunity to save them a huge amount of time on it. Our plan is to eventually roll out Uber Copter to more Uber customers and to other cities, but we want to do it right,” Allison said told The New York Times. “The main goal of this initial venture is to understand the operations behind aerial vehicles.”Watch: Melbourne to Be First International City to Trial Uber Air Flying TaxisMore on Geek.com:Uber Now Deactivates Poorly Rated RidersUber Black Users Can Silence Drivers With New ‘Quiet Mode’Uber Reveals the Most Bizarre Items Forgotten By Riders
Stay on target Yes, you read that right: Dracula’s cannonballs. Archaeologists in Bulgaria have discovered medieval cannonballs from culverins, an early form of cannon, that were most likely used by Wallacian Voivode Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad the Impaler.The cannonballs were purportedly used by Count Vlad during his bloody battle in 1461 with the Ottoman Turks to capture the Zishtov Fortress, according to a report in Archaeology in Bulgaria.They were found in Svishtov, a small town in the northern Bulgaria, by a team led by Professor Nikolay Ovcharov from the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology in Sofia, Fox News reported.“What’s really interesting is that from the [early] Ottoman period we have found cannonballs,” Ovcharov said in an interview with Nova TV. “We rejoice at those small cannonballs because they are from culverins. These were the earliest cannons which were for the 15th century, up until the 16th century, they weren’t in use after that. These were still very imperfect cannons. That was precisely the time of Vlad Dracula, there is no doubt that they are connected with the siege [and conquest of the Zishtova Fortress] by Vlad Dracula in 1461.”Lead archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov shows the cannonballs purportedly used by Vlad Dracula and other artifacts discovered during the renewed excavations of the Zishtova Fortress in Bulgaria’s Svishtov. (Photo Credit: Svishtov Municipality)The fortress is located on a hill in the center of the town, and dates to the 13th-14th century. It has been the site of other archaeological finds. Ovcharov’s team of researchers also discovered an inscription detailing “one of the cohorts of the Roman Empire’s First Italian Legion” stationed from the 1st to 4th centuries AD at the military camp and city of Novae, just outside of today’s Svishtov.Researchers also unearthed larger cannonballs from later time frames at the excavation site.“Our hypothesis is that this is from the last period of the Roman presence in this region,” Ovcharov said in the Nova interview. “We know that they had been quartered at Novae, but towards the 4th – 5th century AD, as a result of the barbarian invasions, it became indefensible, it was abandoned, and the Late Antiquity fortress [that predated the Zishtova Fortress] was built here.”Culverin Cannonballs from Vlad Dracula’s 1461 Victory over Ottoman Turks Found in Danube Fortress Zishtova in Bulgaria’s Svishtov https://t.co/aDMOMPpun2 pic.twitter.com/BkWNk07SYj— Archaeology Bulgaria (@ArchaeologyinBG) June 1, 2019After the existing fortification (which was in use as late as 1810) was built on top of it, Vlad Dracula came along and started his bloody conquest of what had been the Second Bulgarian Empire, along with the Byzantine Empire.The researchers say they are amazed that the fortress is so well-preserved — high sections of a wall are still standing. “For a long time, I had thought that this fortress would be in an extremely severe condition but it has turned that they didn’t manage to do that much damage, and its level of preservation is rather good,” Ovcharov said.According to the archaeologist, it also quite possible that Dracula stayed at the fortress after conquering it. “The truth is that Vlad Dracula besieged this place, conquered it, and most probably also resided here [briefly],” Ovcharov added.Portrait of Vlad III the Impaler or Dracula. (Photo Credit: Stefano Bianchetti / Corbis via Getty Images)The inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” Vlad Dracula was perhaps even more terrifying than his literary counterpart. Stories of his brutal acts began circulating during his lifetime. Vlad is estimated to have killed about 80,000 people through various means.During one of his many successful campaigns against the Ottomans, Vlad wrote to a military ally in 1462, “I have killed peasants, men and women, old and young, who lived at Oblucitza and Novoselo, where the Danube flows into the sea … We killed 23,884 Turks, without counting those whom we burned in homes or the Turks whose heads were cut by our soldiers …Thus, your highness, you must know that I have broken the peace.”The mass murders that Vlad carried out indiscriminately and brutally would most likely amount to acts of genocide and war crimes by current standards, experts say. Romanian defense minister Ioan Mircea Pașcu has said that Vlad would have been condemned for crimes against humanity had he been put on trial at Nuremberg.More on Geek.com:Archaeologists Discover Ancient ‘Cheerios’ at Bronze Age SiteSecret Underground Chamber Discovered in Ruins of Roman Emperor Nero’s Palace2,000-Year-Old Marble Head of God Dionysus Unearthed in Rome Extremely Rare, Two-Colored Lobster Found in MaineNew Species of Giant Flying Reptile Identified By Scientists
Stay on target Watch: Marvel and Square Enix’s ‘Avengers’ Gameplay Still Creeps Us OutPlay These E3 2019 Video Games Right Now It’s not that Bethesda doesn’t have cool new video games to show. It’s just when the publisher tries to fill an entire E3 press conference with its upcoming lineup, things start to feel a little bit like filler. And that’s before the constant cheering interruptions. Before you ask, no, we didn’t hear anything about Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6 aside from Todd’s confirmation that they still exist.Instead, we got updates on already released games like new content for The Elder Scrolls Online and Elder Scrolls Legends. Rage 2 got a Too Many Cooks-style parody sitcom trailer to showcase new weapons, enemies, and cheat codes. On the mobile game front, deep cut Id Software throwback Commander Keen is returning as a cute but unfortunately free-to-play game. And Elder Scrolls Blades is coming to Nintendo Switch, which is cool but perhaps a little redundant considering you can already play Skyrim on that device.The Bethesda game most in need of an update though is Fallout 76 which launched last year in very rough shape. It’s weird to even say this, but the Wastelanders update brings back NPC quests and dialogue options and this was treated like a huge deal, not the game being brought up to the standard it should’ve been all along. At least it’s free. The game is also getting a battle royale mode, Nuclear Winter, because hey why not?When it comes to big console games though Bethesda’s future does look pretty bright. In just a few weeks we’ll get to slay Nazis in the 1980s as B.J.’s twin daughters, the stars of Wolfenstein Youngblood. Also on July 26 Wolfenstein Cyberpilot brings the series to VR. We didn’t see gameplay of GhostWire Tokyo from Tango Gameworks or Deathloop from Arkane. But both trailers impressed with their creepy Japanese ghost vanishing and stylish 1960s time repeats, respectively. For more on E3 check out what Microsoft said about the next Xbox and watch these trailers. But really the reason to stick around with this Bethesda show was to see new gameplay of Doom Eternal. This religious experiences sees the Doom Slayer fighting demons through Hell, Mars, Earth, and maybe even Heaven itself? It looks great. Even the multiplayer seems worthwhile this time. In this asymmetrical fight, two wily demons take on one powerful slayer. Doom Eternal launches November 22. And if you haven’t played the first one you’ll be able to stream it soon through Bethesda’s new Orion technology.
Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman was left fuming over his side’s costly mistakes following their 2-1 defeat to FranceA Kylian Mbappe first-half opener was cancelled out by Ryan Babel after the break for Holland.But Olivier Giroud muscled past Virgil van Dijk and produced a superb volley from Benjamin Mendy’s cross to seal France their fifth successive victory over the Dutch.“‘You play against France and do not expect you to be in charge of the field for ninety minutes but the dangerous moments also came from our mistakes. That’s what it’s about. I am really angry now,” said Koeman, according to Football-Oranje.“Fortunately, we have some colour on our face. We have not only worked hard and hard, but also the way we have played. After the break, we were better and France had to return.Van Dijk isn’t better than Messi & Ronaldo, says Van der Vaart Andrew Smyth – September 12, 2019 Rafael van der Vaart reckons Virgil van Dijk is “special”, but he’s still behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the world’s best players.“But at a number of crucial moments it was not good on our part. The 2-1 of France was painful and unnecessary. That is not allowed, it has nothing to do with quality.”But there were some aspects of the performance that the former Everton boss was happy with.“I think we are on the right track. We have shown that in large parts of the match,” he said.“But we also need to improve things, certain moments are punished.”
For voluntary giving, Alaskans can opt to donate a portion of their PFD in increments of $100 to an education raffle. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Some Alaskans will notice some changes next year when they go to apply for their 2019 Permanent Fund Dividend. That money is split three ways, 50 percent to fund public education across the state, 25 percent to an education endowment fund and the remaining quarter goes toward the raffle, which offers four prizes to be paid out annually. Alaskans will now be given the choice for voluntary giving, in addition to Pick.Click.Give and save with the UA college savings program. Another change, first-time filers are now able to sign off on the application electronically. The Permanent Fund Dividend application season is January 1 through March 31 each year.