Traffic Advisory Antigonish County

first_img Local Area Office: 902-863-7378 Fax: 902-863-7175 -30- ANTIGONISH COUNTY: Canal Bridge Canal Bridge located on Main St. in Antigonish will be reduced to one lane for repairs today, Thursday, Feb. 7 until Friday, Feb. 8. Work takes place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.last_img

Liberals told to reverse policy course to hold mantle of feminist government

first_imgOTTAWA — A prominent Canadian feminist says if the federal Liberals were the feminist government they say, they would be trying harder to build a universal daycare system to help more women into the workforce.Brock University’s Kate Bezanson argues a self-declared “feminist government” should consider doing more and faster toward a universal system that could quickly boost women’s participation in the labour force.The federal treasury is set to dole out $7.5 billion over a decade to help fund child-care spaces across the country, and the government has issued invitations to an event Wednesday with the minister in charge of the file.Firm promises of transfers to the provinces are only good for three years, after which new funding deals must be signed.Bezanson argues all the work the Liberals plan to tout could be undone after this fall’s election.Her paper, published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Law and Equity, says the Liberals should do with child-care spending what they have done with affordable-housing money and lock in the spending so a future government can’t cancel it.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Senior UN envoy Brahimi heads to Nepal

Mr. Brahimi will visit Nepal from 10 to 15 July and is expected to meet with King Gyanendra, senior Government officials, leaders of political parties and a cross-section of representatives of Nepalese society.In April, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and the Government signed an agreement to set up a monitoring operation to help establish accountability for rights abuses and prevent further violations by all sides in the nine-year-old armed conflict with Maoist rebels. Two UN teams visited the country that month, looking into the needs of an expanded UN rights office there and examining the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs). read more

Stonehenge tunnel plan risks destroying Ice Age treasures

first_img6,000-year-old Aurochs hoofprints, Plans to build a tunnel past Stonehenge risk destroying a nationally important nearby Ice Age site an archaeologist has warned, as he accused the Government of wrongly marking its location on a map.The Blick Mead site a mile-and-a-half from Stonehenge can trace a human presence back to the last Ice Age, but is under threat from a £1.6bn scheme to improve the road past the world’s most famous stone circle.Prof David Jacques of the University of Buckingham said the planned tunnel on the A303 in Wiltshire and a flyover could irrevocably damage the site which provides insight into Britons’ shift from hunters to farmers.Prof Jacques said the impact on the site had not been assessed, despite it being the only place in Britain that can trace people living there since the end of the Ice Age, around 8,000 BC.Building a tunnel and flyover risks lowering the water table, and drying out the peat and silt conditions which preserve archaeological remains, he said. Roadworks in the 1960s have already dramatically thinned the protective peat covering. 6,000-year-old Aurochs hoofprints,Credit:University of Buckingham 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. Traffic passes along the busy A303 that currently runs besides the ancient neolithic monument of Stonehenge near Amesbury on April 20, 2017 in Wiltshire, Englandcenter_img The Government has backed plans to put the A303 into a tunnel as it passes the neolithic stone circle as part of measures to ease congestion and improve the setting of Stonehenge.But opponents warn the plans, which include eastern and western entrances to the tunnel within the World Heritage site and a possible flyover at the Countess Roundabout near Amesbury, could harm the rich archaeological landscape.Prof Jacques also accused the authorities of “negligence or worse” for a map of the plans which he said put Blick Mead in the wrong place, where construction of the flyover and tunnel would be less damaging.He said: “If Highways England and the government can’t even locate Blick Mead in the right place how can we trust anything in this process.“The Stonehenge world heritage site landscape is unutterably precious and you tamper with it at your peril – you cannot make it come back.“There should be perpetual inquiry here and the UK government, the National Trust and English Heritage either value that or they don’t. The tunnel scheme will clearly compromise the archaeology. Whose interest would that be in?”David Bullock, Highways England project manager, said the plan “shows indicative general features and was never intended as a geographical map”.He said statutory consultation on the road scheme will begin this week and “provide an opportunity for everyone to give their views on our proposals and we would like as much feedback as possible.”This will help us to make sure we have got the best scheme, or highlight where we still need to make changes, before we make our application to build the scheme.” The busy A303 runs less than 200 yards from the stone circleCredit:Matt Cardy/ Getty Images Europe His most recent excavations found aurochs’ hoofprints, which had apparently been purposely preserved under a stone surface.Prof Jacques, who has spent a decade investigating the site, said there was a real potential human footprints could be discovered.He said: “This is the only site in Great Britain where there is evidence that people have been living there from just after the end of the Ice Age to now.”Essentially the place is like a national archive for organic material which are like documents. It would be like destroying a unique library,” he warned.last_img read more

Gardaí appeal for information on Clondalkin shooting

first_imgGARDAÍ ARE CONTINUING to appeal for information after a man in his 50s was shot in Clondalkin, Dublin yesterday evening.The man is still in hospital in a critical condition. The scene is preserved in Rowlagh Park, where the shooting occurred at approximately 6.40pm yesterday evening.The case is being investigated by gardaí in Ronanstown, who said a man in his early 50s was shot at a house in Rowlagh Park and removed by ambulance to Tallaght Hospital, where he is believed to be a critical condition.Gardaí are again appealing this morning for anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the shooting or who may have seen a dark-coloured car leave the scene in the direction of Neilstown Road to contact them at Ronanstown Garda Station 01 666 7700, anonymously via the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or at any garda station.last_img read more

The Luas goes at a slow jogging pace through Dublin city

first_img Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article College Green Share137 Tweet Email 31,561 Views 105 Comments The Luas goes at a ‘slow jogging pace’ through Dublin city College Green also takes twice as long to get through on a bus. center_img Feb 22nd 2018, 8:51 AM Image: Sam Boal/ Thursday 22 Feb 2018, 8:51 AM By Paul Hosford College Green Image: Sam Boal/ THE LUAS CROSS-CITY goes at a “slow jogging pace” through Dublin city, the head of Transport Infrastructure Ireland says.Speaking at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport yesterday, Cormac O’Rourke said that the Commission for Railway Regulation had imposed a 10km/hr speed limit on trams at the last minute before the line opened.He said this had led to the slow speeds of trams crossing the city, leading to congestion around College Green.O’Rourke said that he had hoped the speeds will be increased.The meeting also heard that the average time for a bus to clear College Green had doubled in the weeks since the €368 million Luas line had opened.Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan told the meeting that it now takes 23 minutes to clear the Green. He said that the council knew the area would pose a problem.“It was always recognised that College Green, which has only one lane in each direction, would not be able to accommodate the same number of buses and taxis following the introduction of Luas Cross City.”Ray Coyne of Dublin Bus told the committee that 17 bus routes had been moved from the area and another 10 will be rerouted next month. Coyne said the company was committed to rerouting as necessary.Conor Faughnan of the AA said that the 2009 decision to ban cars, except taxis, from College Green was still being felt. He argued that the only solution was to move buses.“Put simply: There is no room for buses and trams on College Green as it is. The trams can’t move, so the buses have to.”His views were echoed by Joe Herron of the Taxi Federation of Ireland.“It is grossly unfair to ask people to pay extra in time and fares to get to O’Connell or Dame St.“The solution as we see it is to remove buses from the area as we are the only door-to-door service.”Longer Luas trams will be operating by the end of next month and Luas operator Transdev yesterday said it would be looking for more extensions to trams. While this will be good news for passengers, it will mean longer times for the trams to cross traffic.Read: Dublin Bus is changing another 10 routes to avoid College Green in the city centrelast_img read more

Lexmark Office Edge numériser en rectoverso

first_imgLexmark Office Edge : numériser en recto-verso De nouvelles imprimantes multifonctions ont été annoncées par Lexmark. Leur nouveauté : les deux faces d’une feuille peuvent être scannées.Cette gamme Office Edge est destinée aux entreprises. Elle comprend trois modèles : les « Pro4000 », « Pro5500 » et « Pro5500t », dotées d’un second bac papier de 550 feuilles supplémentaires.Ils sont tous basés sur la technologie jet d’encre. Celle-ci a évolué et serait désormais à la hauteur de la technologie laser, du moins le laser d’entrée de gamme, en termes de rapidité et de coût de l’encre. Les cartouches, aux nombres de 4, sont désormais immobiles, reliées aux têtes d’impression mouvantes par de fins tuyaux. Elles prennent ainsi de l’avance sur les lasers d’entrée de gamme avec une première page en seulement 7 secondes. Leur capacité est également améliorée : 2.500 pages pour la noire et de 1.600 pages pour les trois de couleur. Leur nouvelle position rend également leur remplacement plus simple.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En plus d’imprimer en recto-verso, la Pro5500 et la Pro5500t sont aussi capables de numériser les deux faces d’une feuille en un seul passage. A priori, c’est la première fois que des imprimantes commerciales réussissent ce tour de force.   Pour le reste, il s’agit de multifonctions classiques et bien équipées : Fast Ethernet, WiFi N, Airprint Apple, connexion Android. L’écran n’est pas tactile, large de 11 cm en ce qui concerne les deux Pro550.Les imprimantes multifonctions Pro4000, Pro5500 et Pro5500t coûteront 250, 500 et 600 euros. Le 14 avril 2012 à 15:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Southbound freeway paralysis expected this weekend

first_imgWeekend-long daytime double-lane closures will occur on the southbound span of the Interstate 205 bridge on the following four weekends. Transportation officials advise motorists to avoid travel into Oregon if at all possible:o 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday: The right two lanes will be closed around the clock. Onramps from state Highway 14 to southbound I-205 will also be closed.o 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 9: The right two lanes will be closed around the clock. Onramps from Highway 14 to I-205 southbound will also be closed.o 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23: The left two lanes will be closed around the clock.o 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13: The left two lanes will be closed around the clock.Worried about construction-related traffic paralysis, transportation department spokespeople in Washington and Oregon have an unusual piece of advice for weekend travelers heading south:Avoid travel.“I wouldn’t say, ‘Don’t drive,’ ” said Brad Wurfel, a spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation. “I’d say, ‘Drive smart. Be strategic.’ “Two of the four southbound lanes will be closed beginning Friday night on the Interstate 205 bridge across the Columbia River. The double-lane closure will remain in effect all weekend.last_img read more

BUSINESS BRIEF Glenn Strauss Joins Reading Cooperative Bank as SVPChief Lending Officer

first_img(NOTE: Reading Cooperative Bank has two locations in Wilmington — 230 Lowell Street and 352 Middlesex Avenue.)READING, MA — Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is pleased to announce that Glenn Strauss has joined the bank as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. Glenn is a highly experienced bank lending professional, having come to RCB from Salem Co-operative Bank in Salem, NH, where he worked as a Senior Vice President/Senior Commercial Lending Officer and Department Head. While at Salem Co-operative, Glenn handled all aspects and activities for the Commercial Lending Division, including sales and portfolio growth, customer retention, loan servicing, budgeting, and strategic planning.Glenn also worked more than 15 years at Pentucket Bank in Haverhill, MA as the Senior Vice President/Massachusetts Market Manager and Commercial Loan Team Leader. While there, Glenn managed a team of commercial lenders, servicing both new and existing commercial and consumer relationships through a strong referral network and market presence.Some of Glenn’s other past employers include U.S. Trust (Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loans) in Woburn, MA, Family Bank, FSB (Commercial Loan Officer) in Haverhill, MA, and Malden Mills Industries, Inc. (Credit Officer) in Burlington and Dedham, MA.Glenn is a longtime Wakefield resident and is highly active in the community. He was on the Board of Directors at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem; is a member of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce; and is a Loan Advisory Board Member at the Merrimack Valley Planning commission. Glenn graduated from Bentley University with a BS in Business Administration and a concentration in Finance.“It’s a pleasure to join an institution that values its community and seeks to bring cooperative banking back to its roots,” said Glenn. “The personalized touch that is RCB’s brand is something that really speaks to me. I look forward to contributing my own verse as I join a top-notch team that is building something truly special.”“We’re really fortunate to have Glenn here at such an exciting time in the bank’s history,” said RCB President & CEO Julie Thurlow. “I have no doubt that his broad lending experience, creative aptitude and penchant for leadership will help us reach the short-and-long-term goals that we and our owners/depositors strive for.”About Reading Cooperative BankReading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at The above press release is from Reading Cooperative Bank.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedReading Cooperative Bank Hires Elizabeth Trifone As New Vice President & Commercial Loan OfficerIn “Business”Reading Cooperative Bank Welcomes 4 New Staff MembersIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Announces 3 New Branch Managers, Including Changes In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Avengers Endgame new trailer arrives full of MCU flashbacks

first_imgRocket Raccoon and War Machine better be awesome together in Avengers: Endgame. Marvel Studios The new trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which Marvel Studios released Thursday, offers a few more hints of our next trip to the Marvel Cinematic Universe on April 26.Thanos may have snapped half the population to dust in Avengers: Infinity War, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over.The trailer opens with a stranded-in-space Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) recording a message for his Earth-bound fiancee Pepper Potts, reminiscing about his first days as Iron Man and falling in love with her. (Still no sign of Pepper in the current timeline, however.) After the title card, the trailer ends with Thor (Chris Hemsworth) meeting Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), who isn’t fazed by his hammer tricks, as she smirks at the god.”I like this one,” he says, suggesting that the MCU powerhouses will get along just fine. TV and Movies Culture 4 Update: After an uproar over the lack of Danai Gurira’s (Okoye) name in the top billing, Marvel Studios released a new official poster.  It kicks off a series of mostly black-and-white flashbacks to the various Avengers’ past adventures — like Steve Rogers’ pre-Captain America World War 2 life and the now destroyed Asgard — and the Snappening by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Fascinatingly, the only color we see in these parts is red (like the beginning of the first Endgame trailer).Hawkeye/Ronin and Black Widow sport a variety of haircuts in the color shots, hinting at either a fashion crisis or that we’ll be hopping to different points in the timeline. Hawkeye’s flashbacks include a look at him teaching his daughter how to shoot an arrow (presumably before she’s dusted and he goes dark?). Some publications have speculated this could instead be Kate Bishop, Hawkeye’s protege, as Marvel possibly introduces Young Avengers — but if you look closely in trailer at 0:38, there are other Barton family members in the background. Is it impossible to think Marvel would rewrite comic canon for a film? Absolutely not, but signs point to this being where Clint was pre-Snappening. (Quick, someone comb through all the released Endgame footage and let us know how wrong we are!)”The world has changed, and none of us can go back. All we can do is our best, and sometimes, the best that we can do, is to start over,” says the late Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) — a line she uttered in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Appropriately enough, we get a shot of Cap carrying her coffin. Marvel Studios We then see Cap, Nebula, Ant-Man, Hawkeye, War Machine, Iron Man (who clearly makes it home) and Black Widow in fancy, matching white Avengers outfits. Could they be preparing for a trip to space … or perhaps these are the rumored fancy suits for a trip to the Quantum Realm? 26 Photos Avengers: Endgame trailer takes you back to the start She should have been up there all this time. Check out the official Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame poster. @DanaiGurira #WakandaForever— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019 More Endgame Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Check out the new poster for @MarvelStudios #AvengersEndgame, in theaters April 26.— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) March 14, 2019 Captain Marvel Marvel The Avengers 2:26 Marvel and the Russo brothers (who are directing the movie) tweeted a sweet new poster to go along with the trailer — it shows most of the surviving heroes with Thanos looming in the background.Avengers: Endgame is scheduled to open in theaters worldwide on April 26, and could be up to three hours long. For more plot theories, characters reveals and news, check out our Avengers: Endgame movie guide.   Endgame looks like a three-hour bladder-buster How to stream every Marvel movie before April 26 Comments Tags Also, check out our sister sites and GameSpot for more Avengers: Endgame coverage. If you want to catch up with the MCU movies before the Endgame begins, here’s our guide to streaming them all.Originally published March 14 at 5:18 a.m. PT.Update, 3:24 p.m. PT: Adds more details. How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right orderlast_img read more

BNP asks AL to learn from India for holding unquestionable election

first_imgKhandaker Mosharraf HossainBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Saturday urged the government, the election commission and the ruling Awami League to take lessons from India’s Lok Sabha elections.”People in India could cast their ballots in favour of the party of their choice in the Lok Sabha elections. I would like to urge the Bangladesh government, the election commission and the administrations at all levels to take lessons from it. Especially, Awami League needs it the most,” he said.Mosharraf came up with the remarks while speaking at a discussion arranged by Jatiyatabadi Nagorik Dal at the National Press Club, marking the 38th death anniversary of BNP founder Ziaur Rahman.The BNP leader congratulated Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on the second consecutive election victory of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “I greet Indian people as they could exercise their right to franchise. I also greet Modi as he could hold a fair election staying in power.”Mentioning that the government used to talk about many positive things of India as references, he urged the government to get inspired from the Lok Sabha polls to hold such unquestionable elections in Bangladesh.Mosharraf, a BNP standing committee member, said India showed the world the strength of its democracy by holding a fair and credible election.”There’s now no democracy in Bangladesh. We must restore it. But, we won’t be able to restore democracy if we fail to free ‘mother of democracy’ Khaleda Zia,” he said.The BNP leader urged the democratic forces to get united to bring back people’s all the lost rights. “People are now ready to take to the streets. Now we’re working to unite our leaders and activists and reorganise our party to wage a movement.”last_img read more

FEMA Says More Than 1 Billion In Federal Aid Provided To Texans

first_imgFEMA/Bill KoplitzThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Tuesday that more than $1 billion in federal funds have been provided directly to Texans “to aid in their personal recovery” since the government declared Harvey a disaster on Aug. 25.“The speed of this assistance is historic for Texas,” Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes said in a statement.Texans are receiving federal support including funds from FEMA grants, National Flood Insurance Program claims and disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.Harris County has received the highest amount of FEMA housing assistance — more than $198 million — for help with costs related to rent, repairs and personal property loss.Galveston County follows at more than $44 million, and Fort Bend County after that, with more than $22 million. Sharelast_img read more

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Looking Back at 90s Nick Rockos Modern Life

first_img 11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix MoviesWatch These Movies Before ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ Nickelodeon’s animated shows from the 1990s are getting a lot of love these days. Both Hey Arnold and Rocko’s Modern Life are getting updates in the form of TV movies.  The former will finally give us the conclusive Jungle Movie we were promised nearly 20 years ago. The other is being updated to reflect just how insane modern life has become since the ’90s. Both are welcome continuations of beloved series, but Rocko’s Modern Life feels necessary. Since the show went off the air, we’ve only added more devices to our lives that can go horribly wrong. In 2017, no matter what day it is, it is still a very dangerous day.Rocko’s Modern Life was the fourth Nicktoon ever created. It was the first addition to the network’s roster of original cartoons after the original three: Doug, Rugrats, and Ren and Stimpy. Rocko was unlike anything else on the network. It was more surreal than Doug and Rugrats, but more grounded than Ren and Stimpy. It was the first cartoon that gave us a glimpse into adult life, even if adult life turned out to be nothing like what we saw on the show. Rocko worked at a comic book store. He had his own house. He had money he could spend on things. He had a dog. At times on this show, adulthood looked OK. Then the rest of the episode happened.According to a 2011 interview with Animation Magazine, Rocko creator Joe Murray came up with the character on a trip to the zoo. He saw a wallaby casually standing in the middle of a scene of chaos, apparently oblivious to what was happening around him. That gave Murray the idea of “an everyman in the eye of a hurricane.” Most episodes, especially early on, featured Rocko interacting with a convenience of modern life, and doggedly trying to make it work despite disaster occurring at every turn. The problems Rocko faced were mundane enough to be recognizable, but taken to hilarious extremes.(via Nickelodeon)Rocko was a storyboard-driven show, meaning that the writers would come up with a basic premise for an episode, and figure out the details while putting together the storyboard. The script would be written afterward. (The other way to make an animated show is to start with a full script, then storyboard and animate to that. It works well for shows where most of the humor comes from dialog.) Making the show that way allowed for more visual humor and physical comedy. Slapstick was prevalent in every episode, and it’s a huge part of why the show worked. How do you get little kids to pay attention to a cartoon about the dangers of grocery shopping, credit card debt and laundry? Have the characters hurt themselves in the process.Murray said his goal was to create a show that would hold up over time. To make that happen, it needed to have elements that appealed to all ages. Younger audiences are attracted to the silly anthropomorphic animal characters and slapstick, while older audiences would be drawn to the social satire and more… adult humor. Yes, despite being a cartoon created for a children’s TV network, Murray got away with a surprising amount of risque jokes. For a while anyway. There was a joke about Rocko and Heffer staying in the hourly rate “No-Tell Motel” while on a road trip. When they say they just need a place to stay until morning, the clerk whistles, “All night? OK…” That scene was cut from future broadcasts. An entire episode where Mrs. Bighead tries to seduce Rocko had to be cut after parents complained. Of course, even with all of that, there were still adult jokes that made it past the censors. Like the implication that Rocko worked for a phone sex line. Or the board game involving a monkey figure bent over while all the players held paddles. Or the fact that Rocko’s favorite fast-food joint spent most of the show named “The Chokey Chicken,” only to be renamed “Chewy Chicken” for the show’s final season.(via Nickelodeon)Rocko’s Modern Life‘s adult humor has been chronicled countless times in listicles and YouTube compilations. Usually, there’s a tone of incredulity: “I can’t believe this made it into a kids’ show!” But those jokes had a purpose. They were partially there to entertain the adults and older siblings who would be in the room while a younger kid watched Nickelodeon. They also kept that younger kid coming back as they got older. You could revisit the show years later and find new jokes to appreciate, most of which went right over the head when you were younger. It kept Rocko fresh in the minds of all the kids who watched it. And when we return to the show to see all the dirty jokes we missed, we’re reminded of all the intelligent satire mixed in with the slapstick. The ability to keep its audience coming back as we all aged is why everyone’s so excited to see the series continued all these years later.When Murray joined Nickelodeon to create this show, the network was looking to “shake up” the animation industry. Before Nicktoons, you didn’t get into TV animation if you wanted creative freedom. You were there to sell toys. Then, young networks aimed at kids, like Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network came around. They didn’t have the same expectations that non-cable networks did. The people in charge there were willing to take a chance on unknown enthusiastic creators, and to just let them try stuff. Murray was initially skeptical about joining Nickelodeon until he researched the network and found out they had a different approach to animation. It was a place that, within reason, would pretty much let their creators do what they wanted. (Though ironically, according to Mental Floss, Rocko’s beige color was the result of a toy deal. The character was originally yellow, but a toy company Nickelodeon had a deal with already had a yellow toy character. Nickelodeon asked him to change it, and the toy company ended up pulling out of the deal anyway.)(Via Nickelodeon)Murray’s favorite episodes of the show, he says, are still the first season. Those are the ones where he really got to satirize modern life. Rocko would be sold on a modern convenience, usually by a sleazy businessman looking to make a quick buck, with hilariously troubling, often painful results. An early episode had Rocko ordering a vacuum cleaner off the TV (the Suck-O-Matic) and watching as it grew into a sentient sucking monster that destroyed the town. The show wasn’t big on happy endings. Rocko always survived, and that was the most positive thing you could say about his situation. He usually ended up disappointed and making do with whatever crappy hand he was dealt. Whether he meant to or not, Murray imparted an important message to kids: Modern life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. People will try to take advantage of you, and most of the time, life is going to disappoint you. Sometimes you just have to take it and live your life as best you can.As the series went on, the rest of O-Town got more fleshed out. We learned more about Heffer’s home life as an adopted bovine son in a family of wolves. (Fun fact: Tom Kenny voiced Heffer in what was his first ever voice acting job. Now, you know him as  Spongebob Squarepants. He is crazy good at his job.) Filbert became more of a main character with his own story, rather than the hypochondriac shut-in who has to wash his hands every time he turns the page of a comic book. We learn that the Bigheads are more than just Rocko’s cranky older neighbors. They have a son, who’s been estranged ever since his decision to become a cartoonist. That last revelation led to possibly the greatest, most surreal episode the show ever saw: Wacky Delly.(Via Nickelodeon)This rare two-part episode was Murray’s way of dealing with the frustrations that come with having a successful animated show. It’s the most inside-baseball story they could have possibly told, and somehow, it worked. Maybe it was because the “Wacky Delly” cartoon was the most nonsensical Dadaist thing we’d ever seen. Maybe it was because it dealt with the theme of feeling unappreciated. Or maybe it was a soft introduction to the premise of The Producers, with Ralph Bighead doing everything he can to sabotage the project only for it to become an inexplicable hit. Whatever the reason, it immediately became a fan favorite. We could all laugh at how a sloppily stitched-together cartoon where the voice actors/animators did nothing but argue would become a hit. We loved the non-sequitur of the 1960s-style pineapple meatloaf video spliced into the cartoon (which was actually shot by Murray and color supervisor Carol Wyatt on a wind-up camera). And we could all identify with the struggle of trying to make something in a world that doesn’t understand. When Ralph Bighead finally tries to make “serious” art, a passerby tells him it’s not as good as “Wacky Delly.”In later seasons, the character of Dr. Hutchinson was added to the show. That came after Murray was asked why there were no positive female characters on the show. He replied that there were no positive male characters either. He didn’t want to make a show about role models. He wanted to make a show about naive characters thrust into the modern adult world. Sure, Rocko usually tried to do the right thing, but you wouldn’t call him a role model. He was lazy, often irresponsible, he could be selfish, and he had a temper. He was about as good a role model as any Looney Tune. Still, the network insisted on a female regular with a “strong hook.” Murray took that suggestion literally, and gave us Dr. Hutchinson: a feline dentist who lost one of her hands working on an alligator patient.(via Nickelodeon)This was one of those rare situations where studio meddling made something better. Dr. Hutchinson was one of my favorite characters on the show. She appeared to have her life together, unlike the three male leads, but beneath her put-together exterior and upbeat personality, she had her own nerves and insecurities. Her neck twitched every other sentence. Her overbearing mother kept trying to influence her life. Watching it now, Dr. Hutchinson provides an oddly comforting message. Even if someone appears to have everything figured out, modern life can be just as cruel. When the show paired her and Filbert romantically, the show was even able to dip its toe into themes of prejudice. (Cats and turtles are natural enemies, you see.) Said prejudice was made even sillier by the reveal that Hutchinson’s mother’s bigotry came from the fact that she was married to a turtle and harbors unresolved feelings for him.(via Nickelodeon)Though Murray didn’t set out to create a show with a moral center, Rocko’s Modern Life contained some valuable lessons anyway. It instilled in us a healthy skepticism of corporations, technology, and smarmy chameleons trying to sell you stuff. In that way, it probably prepared us for 2017 better than any other TV show of the early ’90s. Its musical environmental episode is still relevant today, and perhaps more so. Mixed in with all goofy gags about how everyone in town suddenly knows the lyrics and choreography was a sincere message about taking care of our planet. Rocko never talked down to kids, and this episode was no different. It told us that, as important as it was to “R-E-C-Y-C-L-E recycle,” real change was going to take more than that. The biggest polluters were massive corporations whose wasteful ways make them a lot of money. If you really want to start cleaning up the Earth, it takes active civic engagement and environmental regulation. As a result, this episode stood above all the other shows trying to get us to recycle. It didn’t mince words, and introduced us to very real problems that we in the adult world are still debating. Rocko’s Modern Life respected kids’ intelligence like that. That’s why we’re so excited to see it come back, if only for a one-shot special. Its lessons are still sorely needed in 2017.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

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first_imgThree in four adult consumers in India constantly use more than one device simultaneously and spend almost 90 per cent of their workday interacting with devices, said a study on May 31. Interestingly, switching screens is common in India with 50 per cent of consumers starting an activity on mobile and then switching to a computer, said the study titled “2019 Mobile Marketing Research – India Market”. Switching is most common among male millennials, the research showed. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhen faced with the proposition of having their smartphone taken away for two weeks, 39 per cent said it would be a major hassle. This reaction was more pronounced among millennial consumers, said the study which showed that Indian consumers have developed an increased affinity for smartphones when it comes to all online activities as compared with computers. Video calling (88 per cent), checking social media (85 per cent) and texting (89 per cent) are among the key activities which Indian consumers prefer to use their mobile devices for as compared to computers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSmartphones have also emerged as the most preferred medium for all shopping activities with 89 per cent of consumers currently being able to do all the retail activities they want on mobile, showed the findings based on a survey of 1,000 adult consumers in India. A vast majority of consumers (83 per cent) have a strong preference for using mobile apps over mobile browsers while interacting with a company. The study revealed that more than half of adults surveyed regularly use voice commands. “The rapid proliferation of advanced technologies and their increased usage on mobile devices, points to potential new areas for marketers to engage with consumers,” said researchers. “Considering the fast consumer adoption of voice tech, we expect to start seeing more brands experimenting with immersive ways of customer engagement over the next few years,” researchers further added.last_img read more

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