KATHARINE Walker may have suffered "a good shock to the system" but she has now readjusted her crown and hit the ground running in her new role as Miss Northern Ireland.The dedicated paediatric nurse at the Royal Victoria Hospital for Sick Children is determined to use her time as the 2018 winner to prove that the competition, which has now been running for 32 years under the direction of model agency boss, Alison Clarke, is more than a superficial beauty pageant and much more than an opportunity to "get great pictures".While her head may still be a little in the clouds only a few weeks on from lifting the title from last year's winner, Anna Henry, the Hillsborough girl (who took home a prize package including Fiat car and modelling contract with Belfast-based ACA models) is determined to keeping her feet firmly planted on the ground – or, rather, the clinical floors of her usual beat in and around the wards at the children's hospital."I want to show that Miss NI is so much more … [Read more...] about Miss Northern Ireland a beauty contest with purpose for newly crowned nurse Katherine
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If a journalist’s job is to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, Nick Coleman certainly did his part. Coleman, a former columnist and reporter for the Pioneer Press and the Star Tribune, had a sense of “journalistic fearlessness” and “was ferocious about taking on power and standing up for the little guy,” said Jacqui Banaszynski, who worked with Coleman at the Minneapolis Tribune and the Pioneer Press. Banaszynski said Coleman embodied the idea that journalism exists to serve the governed, not the governors. “Nick was that — and he was that without apology and he was that without worrying about who he was taking on, including people within the profession,” said Banaszynski, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her Pioneer Press series “AIDS in the Heartland.” “He was an equal-opportunity flamethrower. He was less afraid of how people would react than almost anyone I ever worked with.” Coleman died … [Read more...] about A sad day for Minnesota journalism: Nick Coleman, former Pioneer Press and Star Tribune columnist, dies
Sections N News S Sports O Opinion R Religion A Arts & Living M Must Reads Video Photography P Podcasts S Sponsored Legal Notices Obituaries Jobs Homes Sections Thursday, April 26, 2018 Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out Sign In Subscribe Account Sign Out The technology, highlighted in “Ready Player One,” isn’t just for games but can be used in medical and training applications. facebook twitter email facebook twitter email By Sean P. Means · Published: March 29 Updated: March 29, 2018 The reality of virtual reality is a lot closer to the fictional world of “Ready Player One” than most people realize — and much of VR’s future is being imagined and created at the University of Utah. It’s not just about games, like the … [Read more...] about The virtual reality of ‘Ready Player One’ is coming, and the University of Utah is where some of it is being created.
Viet Nam News New Zealand-based poet Huyền Thư has become popular among readers recently. She was the first runner-up at the 2016 National Schools Poetry Award, organised by the International Institute of Modern Letters, under the Victoria University of Wellington. She talks with Minh Thu about the inspiration behind her writing. Inner Sanctum: So, how did you become a poet? I have been in New Zealand for five years. I am studying for a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning, at the School of Architecture and Planning of the University of Auckland. You may not think that there's anything in common between an urban planner and a poet. Maybe don't call me a poet because it sounds a bit weird to me. I started writing poems more than a year ago. It hasn't been very long so I hope in the future I can do better and improve my writing. I am interested in poetry because they are brief, and also have rhythm and rhyme like a song. How amazing it is when you can depict a lively picture with … [Read more...] about Young poet inspired by nostalgia
Vietnamese Ao Dai to be shown in France Miss Vietnam 2010 Ngoc Han will present Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) of leading domestic designers at Paris City Hall (Hotel de ville de Paris) on November 3 during her cultural exchange visit to France. An exhibition on traditional costumes of ethnic minority groups in Vietnam and a show of brocade Ao Dai will also be held in Versailles city on November 6. These events will be key activities in the closing ceremony of the successful Vietnam-France cultural year 2013-2014. XoneFM – online music site launched XONE FM, a hot music radio programme for Vietnamese youth broadcasting nationwide for 10 hours per day on VOV3 channel – Voice of Vietnam (VOV), launched an online music site on October 24. Vietnamese youth will now have the chance to listen and watch their favourite music videos online at http://www.xonefm.com/. Nguyen Quynh Trang, head of the XoneFM station in Ho Chi Minh City said apart from songs and videos, the … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Ao Dai to be shown in France