Kostas Manolas I thought we were superior to Juve in second

first_imgAS Roma center-back Kostas Manolas claims Roma were superior to Juventus during the second half of their clash yesterday.He also talked about transfer rumours that have linked him for a move in January.“We held the initiative in the second half and were always up there, but didn’t create many real chances,” the Greek international told Sky Sport Italia as reported by Football Italia.“The lads gave 100 percent, we need to keep working and start winning games. We must learn to defend as a solid unit. Juve have this mentality and have been working with the same Coach for many years, so they are well-drilled.“I thought we were superior to Juve in the second half, but we leave empty-handed.”Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.This weekend, the Giallorossi secured the ninth place to be on the same level with Atalanta,  but behind Fiorentina, Sassuolo and Sampdoria.“I’m a little worried by the table, as we are not where we should be, but I remain convinced Roma will finish in the top four.”“I am a Roma player, I have three years left on my contract and I want to continue doing well for Roma.”last_img read more

Hughton We deserved more

first_imgBrighton manager Chris Hughton believes his side at least a point in their 2-0 loss at Bournemouth on Saturday.David Brooks’ brace was the difference on Saturday as 10-men Brighton succumbed to their third Premier League defeat in a row.Despite feeling hard done by, Hughton admitted his side failed to utilize their chances in the game.“I thought we were good value to get something from the game. The difference between the two sides was they put their opportunities away and we didn’t,” Hughton told the club’s website.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“We were good in the first half and they scored against the run of play. It was very difficult towards the end when we were down to ten men, but certainly, before that, I thought we were always in the game.“It was a wonderful strike by Brooks for the first goal, but I thought we created really good chances of our own.“If you don’t put your chances away, then you know that a very good Bournemouth side that plays with a lot of pace, with two players up front that run in behind, is going to cause you problems.“The chances are the pinnacle moments of any game, but on the balance of play, I thought we deserved more.”last_img read more

Bahamas Minister of Labour Meets with the Banks

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 20, 2017 – Nassau – The Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes met with the Chairman of the Clearing Banks Association, Mr. Ian Jennings and representatives of the six Clearing Banks in The Bahamas including RBC Finco, Scotiabank, Fidelity Bank, Commonwealth Bank, Bank of The Bahamas and CIBC First Caribbean Bank on Thursday, 19 October, 2017 at the Ministry of Labour on Shirley and Charlotte Streets.   Also in attendance were The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation, the Trade Union Congress and the National Congress of Trade Unions, the Prices Commission, the Consumer Protection Commission and The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality Services.Minister Foulkes also met with the Governor of the Central Bank of The Bahamas, Mr. John Rolle in a separate meeting.   Minister Foulkes and the banks had frank and open discussions on the recent increases in banking services.   He said that he understood the challenges of the banks and also appreciate the concerns of consumers.Going forward the group all agreed to establish a working committee to discuss such issues.Photo caption:  Pictured is the Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes, second right, and Cecilia Strachan, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, at right, listening to Nathanial Beneby of RBC Finco at left as other attendees are pictured in the background.Press Release: Ministry of Labour Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Common Craigslist scam hits another San Diego family

first_img , 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After apartment hunting, one San Diego family thought they found the perfect place for their daughter through Craigslist- but it was too good to be true. What ended up as a scam, as we found out, turned out to be a common one.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti explans what happened, and the warning this family has for future renters. Common Craigslist scam hits another San Diego family September 10, 2018center_img Posted: September 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Swan Lake Fire Reaches 12782 With Additional Crews Added

first_imgThe Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is still in effect to support suppression efforts and firefighter safety. Pilots and drone operators can confirm the current TFR restrictions at https://tfr.faa.gov/save_pages/detail_9_4869.html. Be advised that drone operation is not permitted on the Refuge. Sarah Saarloos with DOF: “With this cooler, cloudier weather crews were really able to make progress on that southwest corner with being able to reinforce that indirect line and get those strengthened in case we move into warmer weather which is forecasted mid week.”  Motorists reminded to yield to fire apparatus entering the Sterling Highway and to adhere to traffic signage staged near miles 82 and 92. There is a total of 94 staff members, and the fire remains 5.5 miles from the City of Sterling. Saarloos: “We do have the Pioneer Peak, Gannett Glacier, and UAF crews. We also added the local Yukon fire crew into the mix on Sunday. They are in that same southwest portion of the fire.”  Saarloos: “With the distance away from the fire, there is a plan in place to go out and put protections out there if needed.”  Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The moderating weather throughout the weekend resulted in minimal fire growth at the Swan Lake Fire, with the latest size estimate of 12,782 acres. This is an increase of only about 200 acres, according to the Alaska Division of Forestry. Assessments were made on Sunday on infrastructure north of the fire including a public-use cabin, to determine what protections would be needed if fire activity intensifies over this week. On Sunday, as expected, crews anticipated a change in the weather to warmer and drier, firefighters worked to continue building and fortifying line along the south finger of the fire, south of the pipeline corridor. Helicopters will continue supporting crews this week with bucket drops of water as needed. Crews made progress improving the fireline along the southwest edge of the fire near the community of Sterling. Work included enhancing protections around energy infrastructure, according to Saarloos.last_img read more

More Cuts and a New Executive Fashion Director at Vanity Fair People

first_imgModern Luxury has tapped Lynn Scotti as group publisher of Beach, The Hamptons and Manhattan magazines. She will be replacing Debra Halpert who recently announced her departure from the company in order to establish a marketing firm, Monroe East Consulting. This hire follows Modern Luxury’s other major masthead change with the resignation of Samantha Yanks, former editor-in-chief of Hamptons and Gotham magazines.Emily Cooke, currently deputy editor at Harper’s, is moving over to The New Republic to become the magazine’s editorial director, reporting to editor J.J. Gould. It’s a newly created role, in which Cooke will oversee day-to-day editorial operations and expand TNR‘s coverage of culture, tech, and business.“Emily’s an unusual talent and perfect for TNR,” said Gould in a statement. “She’s an experienced, deft manager with a capacious mind and a creative spirit. We’re really lucky to be able to welcome her as a colleague.” Galerie magazine has appointed a new editor-in-chief, Jacqueline Terrebonne, who was formerly the design editor for the brand since the magazine’s launch in 2016, and prior to that held the role of design projects editor at Architectural Digest. Terrebonne will be replacing Margaret Russell, who is leaving the post that she took on in 2017, in order to pursue other projects and positions in the design industry, including her role as honorary dean at Savannah College of Art and Design.Other hires for the brand include the appointment of Jennifer Ash Rudick to editor-at-large, who has written for Forbes, WWD, W magazine, Town & Country, and Veranda and is also the producer of the emmy-nominated documentary IRIS, and Rozalia Jovanovic, who will take on the role of digital director. Jovanovic was previously editor-in-chief of artnet News. In Jovanovic’s new position, she will work closely with Terrebonne and oversee the strategy and develop content to drive engagement across Galerie’s digital and social channels.National Public Radio’s Timothy “Timmhotep” Cornwall was tapped as Pitchfork’s newest senior editor where he will focus on expanding the site’s hip-hop coverage including assigning and editing stories, and writing features, opinion pieces and reviews. He will report to managing editor Matthew Schnipper.Timmhotep brings to his new role an extensive background in music reporting, most recently serving as an associate producer and editor for NPR where he led NPR Music’s hip-hop and R&B coverage, as well as produced and appeared on episodes of All Songs Considered.SHAPE has appointed Jen Widerstrom as its newest contributing fitness director, expanding her former role and responsibilities as a SHAPE Advisory Board member. Serving as a brand ambassador and fitness expert across SHAPE’s print, digital, social and experiential platforms, Widerstrom will also continue overseeing her “Ask Jen” column.  New York Post has reported that Bauer Publishing has let go of its In Touch, Life & Style and Closer general editor, news, Alexander Hitchen.Jen Copeland was named senior editor of big-game offshore fishing publication Marlin, taking on the responsibilities of content production across all brand channels including print, video and social. She had freelanced for several years with the brand, and will assist in the brand’s expansion under editor-in-chief Same White.The Atlantic’s former contributing editor, Michelle Cottle is joining the New York Times as lead opinion writer on national politics.The New York Times has added several new appointments to its new stand-alone parenting  subscription product. Jessica Grose will be taking on the role of lead editor for the product, leaving her current role as editor of Lenny Letter. Youngna Park is leaving her post as chief operating officer of Tinybop, and taking on the role of product lead at the Times. David Yee, former lead of Vox’s CMS team, will be leading the technology team.Will Sommer is joining The Daily Beast to cover tech and digital culture. He most recently comes from The Hill and will be bringing Right Richter, his newsletter coving right-wing media, to the site. Samira NasrVanity Fair has tapped Samira Nasr as its executive fashion director, a day after editor-in-chief Radhika Jones’s latest batch of cuts, including the dismissal of fashion director Michael Carl. About five other staffers were dismissed from the brand from a variety of departments this week, continuing the trend of Jones’s setting her stamp on the publication.Nasr is joining Vanity Fair from her most recent stint as fashion director at Elle, and prior to that, as style director at InStyle. She will be filling a new role that was created in an effort to keep payroll costs down by combining  elements from Carl’s position along with elements from former creative director, fashion and style Jessica Diehl‘s position, who left the brand in March.In a note to staffers, Jones praised Nasr’s “discerning eye and creative spirit.”Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move…last_img read more

Obama Reiterates Threat to Veto Defense Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR During a rare visit to the Pentagon, President Obama on Monday reiterated his threat to veto the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill because it relies on a budget framework that would shortchange the nation’s future by restraining spending on non-military aspects of national security such as education and research.“We’re not going to eat our seed corn,” Obama said, reported CQ.The military has the best troops in the world in part because “we’ve got a strong economy and we’ve got a well-educated population and we’ve got an incredible research operation and universities,” the president said. “We shortchange those, we’re going to be less secure,” he said.The defense authorization bill adopts the GOP budget framework, which adds $38 billion to DOD’s war account to sidestep the statutory spending caps. The GOP budget, however, forces non-defense spending to stick to the caps. “Part of our national security is making sure that we have a strong economy and that we continue to make investments in things we need like education and research,” Obama said.Separately, staff for the House and Senate Armed Services committees are continuing to work out differences in the two versions of the authorization bill. Committee leaders soon will tackle major areas of disagreement, including acquisition reform.  Defense budget expert Mackenzie Eaglen told the Hill that acquisition reform is the “biggest sticking point” between the two bills. One key difference is language in the Senate version shifting more decision-making authority from the defense secretary to the military services, a change opposed by the administration that could draw a veto from the president, according to Eaglen, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.“This is the only provision that could sway a decision by the president to veto it if he were not planning to do so already. If it stays, it is a near certainty it will garner a veto,” she said.last_img read more

Ed Sheerans GRAMMY Duet With Elton John GRAMMYs Greatest Stories

first_img The Story Of Ed Sheeran’s First GRAMMY Performance The pop singer/songwriter fondly recalls his first-ever GRAMMY performance, with a hand from his mentor; tune in to “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. on CBS.Brian HaackGRAMMYs Nov 22, 2017 – 9:00 am Ed Sheeran’s three trips to the GRAMMY stage as a performer have each been especially memorable in their own ways. He’s sung a duet with Elton John, run a victory lap with his smash-hit “Thinking Out Loud” and, most recently, given a rousing one-man band performance of “Shape Of You.” Elton John On His GRAMMY Moment With Lady Gaga NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 22, 2017 – 9:00 am The Story Of Ed Sheeran’s First GRAMMY Performance Remember When Beyoncé Performed With Prince? Remember When Beyoncé Performed With Prince? Blake Shelton: Highwayman At The GRAMMYs Blake Shelton: Highwayman At The GRAMMYs Elton John On His GRAMMY Moment With Lady Gaga The former, Sheeran’s first appearance as a performer at the 55th GRAMMY Awards in 2013, came by way of a special request from his mentor John, who envisioned a special duet of Sheeran’s Song Of The Year-nominated “The A Team.””I help manage him, and I believe so much in this guy,” John recalls telling the showrunners of Sheeran’s talent. “[I said,] ‘He’s gonna be a huge star. What if I do a duet with ‘The A Team’? … And that’s how we got Ed onto the GRAMMYs.” Justin Timberlake’s GRAMMY Moment With Al Green Ed Sheeran’s GRAMMY Duet With Elton John: “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Facebook Prev Next Justin Timberlake’s GRAMMY Moment With Al Green Christina Aguilera On “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Twitter The Story Of Ed Sheeran’s First GRAMMY Performance Bruno Mars Recalls Prince GRAMMY Tribute Watch Sheeran and other artists discuss the most memorable performances in GRAMMY history on the TV special “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special,” airing Friday, Nov. 24 from 9–11 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.”GRAMMYs Greatest Stories”: Christina Aguilera’s Intimate “Beautiful” PerformanceRead more Christina Aguilera On “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Bruno Mars Recalls Prince GRAMMY Tribute Remember When Beyoncé Performed With Prince? Justin Timberlake’s GRAMMY Moment With Al Green News Bruno Mars Recalls Prince GRAMMY Tribute Elton John On His GRAMMY Moment With Lady Gaga Ed Sheeran: GRAMMYs Greatest Stories ed-sheerans-grammy-duet-elton-john-grammys-greatest-stories Blake Shelton: Highwayman At The GRAMMYs Email The Story Of Ed Sheeran’s First GRAMMY Performance More “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories” Christina Aguilera On “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories”last_img read more

State Officials Provide Advice For Preventing Mulch Fires

first_imgSTOW, MA — “Every year around this time, we experience many fires started by cigarettes tossed into piles of bark mulch, which is combustible and can easily catch fire,” says State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey. “We are asking smokers to dispose of their smoking materials responsibly in order to prevent fires. Don’t toss cigarette butts into mulch or a pile of dried leaves.”“Businesses and homeowners that are sprucing up their landscaping should also provide and maintain safe receptacles for disposing of smoking materials so that people won’t start fires by tossing cigarettes into the mulch,” said State Fire Marshal Ostroskey, “Metal containers with sand are best.”“If you see a smoldering mulch pile, please call 9-1-1 so the fire department can make sure it is truly extinguished. Mulch can smolder for a long time before erupting into flames,” said Ostroskey.In the past five years (2013 – 2017), there have been 231 fires that started in mulch and spread to buildings. These 231 fires caused one civilian death, one civilian injury, 16 fire service injuries and property damages of $10.2 million. Fires that start on the exterior of buildings are usually not detected early, and by the time they enter the building to trigger a fire alarm, smoke detector or sprinkler system, the fire is already large. Fortunately, many mulch fires are caught and extinguished before spreading to a building or motor vehicle.Mulch FireFactorOn the Department of Fire Service’s website, there is a Mulch FireFactor, an educational hand-out in both English and Spanish on mulch fire safety and the Fire Code. It can be used by fire departments to educate the community on the regulation and for building managers, landscapers and companies that store and sell mulch, to educate their staff.Nurseries, Landscapers and Property Managers Need to Know the RulesFire officials want to remind building owners, property managers, nurseries and landscaping companies about the proper placement and storage of mulch in order to prevent these types of fires. Ostroskey said, “It’s important for mulch storage piles to be 30’ apart to keep fires from spreading.”Keep Mulch 18” Away From BuildingsHere are some tips for property managers and building owners on how to prevent mulch fires:Keep wood mulch 18” away from combustible exteriors of buildings such as wood or vinyl siding and decks. Don’t put it right up against the building.Use materials such as pea stone or crushed rock for the first 18” as a barrier around the foundation of the building and around gas and electrical meters.Provide proper receptacles for smoking materials.State Fire Code on Mulch ApplicationThe Comprehensive Fire Safety Code (527 CMR 1.00, section 10.14.10.4) prohibits the new application of mulch within 18” around combustible exteriors of buildings, such as wood or vinyl but not brick or concrete. Residential buildings with six units or less are exempted from this regulation, but all homeowners may also wish to adopt these safety practices. The regulation applies to all other buildings including commercial properties.Storage and Manufacturing of MulchThe regulation (527 CMR 1.00, section 31.3.6.4.3) also has safety requirements for those who store or manufacture mulch. It limits the size of mulch piles and requires a distance of 30-feet between piles and 25-feet from the lot line. Large piles of mulch can easily spontaneously combust with all the heat they generate, so it’s important to be vigilant and employ good housekeeping. The distance between piles prevents a fire from easily spreading to another pile or to a building.Permits Required to Store 300+ Cubic Yards of MulchPermits are required from the fire department wherever more than 300 cubic yards of mulch is produced or stored.Arlington Fatal Fire Destroyed 36-unit Apartment and 6 CarsOne of the most destructive mulch fires in Massachusetts occurred on May 5, 2015 in a large Arlington apartment complex. One man died in the fire started by smoking materials discarded in a mulch bed, which spread to a car, then to a building. Thirty-six apartments and six cars were destroyed. The building had no sprinklers and the estimated dollar loss was $6.7 million.(NOTE: The above press release is from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.)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 wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedState Fire Marshal Offers Tips To Prevent Mulch FiresIn “Government”State Fire Marshal Cautions Smokers, Announces Improper Disposal Of Smoking Materials Caused Recent Woburn FireIn “Police Log”Massachusetts State Fire Marshal: September Is Campus Fire Safety MonthIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Pi Day 2019 The best pizza and pie deals

first_img This is no mere one-topping deal; Pie Five is offering any of its specialty pizzas (BBQ chicken, Greek, etc.) for $3.14. However, if you want extras like cauliflower crust or vegan cheese, those will cost you extra. Your Pie: $3.14 pizzas 18 Photos Stop in at your local Whole Foods to get $3.14 off select pies. The varieties will vary by region. The Cheapskate Boston Market: Buy one pot-pie and a drink, get a second pot-pie free Kroger: Select pies for $3.14 Pi Day through time: From Linux to Einstein to Steph Curry See at Plated Other Pi Day deals Slice app: Save $7 on your first order See at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Blaze Pizza: Any regular pizza for $3.14 Available now through Thursday, you can get a one-topping medium pizza for $3.14 when you purchase a Howie Bread and apply promo code 19PI. If there’s a Kroger grocery store near you, stop in on March 14, when various bakery pies will be priced at $3.14 each. Pie Five Pizza: Any personal signature pizza for $3.14 Pie Five Pizza See at Your Pie This upscale restaurant does deep-dish and flatbread-style pizzas. To get the $3.14 deal, you’ll need to dine in on March 14. Pi Day pizza deals Share your voice Nope, this has nothing to do with pie. But it’s a combo that normally costs over $6, so we’ll take it. On Pi Day, use this coupon to get two breakfast sliders, a hash brown and a small coffee for $3.14. Ending today, meal-delivery service Plated is offering new customers free dessert — pie or otherwise — for a year with promo code PiDay. Obviously that means you’ll also need a Plated subscription. This promotion is letting you add a dessert to each delivery. Your Pie See at Whole Foods On Pi Day, the chain will offer $3.14 pizzas, along with various in-store games and giveaways.center_img BJ’s Restaurant Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Also known as a “BOGO,” this deal requires a coupon, which you can find here. It’s good only on Pi Day. White Castle: Breakfast Slider Combo for $3.14 Whole Foods: Save $3.14 on large bakery pies Have you found any other Pi Day deals worth mentioning? Mention them in the comments!Originally published on March 13, 2019.Update, March 14: Added new promotions.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Tired of pizza chains? Slice connects you with all your local, independent pie joints. If you’re a newcomer to the app, you can get $7 off your first order (minimum $15.50) with promo code LOCALPI7. Plated: Free dessert for a year See at Hungry Howie’s See at Pie Five Pizza Comments 6 See at White Castle Welcome to Fun with Calendaring. May 4 is now widely known as May the Fourth, a lispy play on “May the Force be with you.” March 10 recently evolved into the Nintendo-centric Mario Day, because “Mar10.”And let’s not forget the best day in the whole wide world: March 14, otherwise known as Pi Day (because of the eponymous mathematical formula that begins with 3.14). What’s so great about that? All you have to do is say it out loud and it becomes “Pie Day.”Hence an abundance of deals and promotions centered around pizzas and baked goods. Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorites, though this list is by no means complete. There may be local stores and restaurants offering discounts and giveaways as well, so check in with your local pizza joints, bakeries and the like.Don’t want to venture out? Delivery service Postmates is offering free delivery on your next order between now and March 17. Visit the Pi Week collection in the app and use code piweek at checkout. See at Slice See at Kroger Hungry Howie’s: $3.14 medium pizza with the purchase of Howie Bread Blaze Pizza BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: $3.14 mini one-topping pizza See at Boston Market Tags See at Blaze Pizza On Pi Day, the chain is offering any regular-size pizza for $3.14. You’ll need to download the Blaze Pizza app, create an account and access the deal in the Rewards section. Culturelast_img read more

NASA drops insane map of 4000 planets outside our solar system

first_imgOriginally published July 10, 12 p.m. PT.  Tags That’s a big leap in a single lifetime, and to mark just how far we’ve come in refining our view of the universe, NASA shared the above video visualization created with its data by science outreach project System Sounds. It shows when and where in the night sky all the known exoplanets were discovered. Note how quickly the pace of the finds picks up once Kepler starts making its contribution in 2010.  Kepler went to sleep permanently in 2018, but its legacy has been picked up by other observatories like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which has already found over 700 new planet candidates in its first year in space.Next up, the European Characterizing Exoplanets Satellite (CHEOPS) is set to launch by the end of the year and NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is set to blast off in 2021. Both space telescopes will be able to do more than just spot exoplanets — they could help determine if conditions exist to support life upon their surfaces.  Share your voice Requiem for Kepler? NASA’s pioneering planet-finder (pictures) 3 26 Photos Best places in space to search for alien life Comments NASA Space Sci-Tech It seems crazy now, but it wasn’t long ago we had no hard evidence of planets existing outside our solar system. Known as “exoplanets,” the first definitive discovery of one didn’t come until 1992. For many years after that, a trickle of distant worlds were added to the known exoplanet catalog. Only in the last decade, with the help of the recently retired Kepler Space Telescope, has the pace of discovery really increased exponentially. In June, the 4,000th exoplanet was confirmed.  30 Photoslast_img read more

Rangpur goes to polls today

first_imgRangpur goes to polls ThursdayThe northern city of Rangpur is going to civic polls today, Thursday, first ever on the party lines with country’s two major archrival political parties – ruling Bangladesh Awami League (AL) and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) – exerting their all-out efforts to bag the win.Despite being civil polls, Rangpur mayoral elections have taken the centre stage of the country’s politics as both the arch rivals are considering it as a dress rehearsal for the 11th parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in late 2018.Besides, ruling AL’s ally and official opposition in parliament Ershad-led Jatiya Party has been bent on winning the polls to prove its popularity in its bastion, Rangpur.Chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda on Wednesday said the election commission (EC) has completed all the preparations to hold the Rangpur City Corporation polls in a free, fair and credible manner, reports BSS.“All preparations have been completed for holding the polls and the overall situation is in favour of this…We hope that the election will be held in a free, fair and transparent manner,” he said.The CEC was addressing a press briefing over the polls at the election commission secretariat media centre in Dhaka.CCTV cameras will be used at three voting centres, Huda said, adding that they cannot confirm the use of new EVMs (Electronic Voting Machine) in Thursday’s polls.Election commissioner Md Rafiqul Islam said the EC has taken all preparations so that the voters can cast their votes peacefully.Adequate number of law enforcers will be deployed for security, he added.A total of seven candidates for the mayoral posts, 211 candidates for 33 general councillor posts and 65 candidates for 11 reserved posts for female councillors ended their hectic last-moment electioneering Tuesday night.Polling will begin at 8:00am on Thursday in all 1,122 polling booths of 193 polling centres under 33 wards in area and continue till 4:00pm without any break.Counting of votes will start subsequently at Police Community Hall in the city.A total of 393,994 voters would apply their voting rights. Of them, 196,356 are males and 197,638 females.last_img read more

Comcast to Launch Amazon Prime Video on Xfinity TV in 2018

first_imgComcast and Amazon reached a deal to bring Prime Video to the cable company’s Xfinity X1 service — the first time Amazon’s premium streaming-video service will be available on a U.S. pay-TV service.Financial terms weren’t disclosed. The pact also makes Comcast to only pay-TV operator in the U.S. to offer Amazon Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube integrated into a set-top box environment.Comcast said it expects to launch the Amazon Prime Video app on X1 later this year. Customers will have to have a separate Amazon Prime membership to access the video service on X1. As of the end of June, X1 has been deployed to over 60% of Comcast’s 21.5 million residential video customers.With the Prime Video integration, Xfinity TV customers will be able watch Amazon Studios originals like “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” (pictured above), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Sneaky Pete” and “Goliath” as well as live events and TV, titles available to rent or buy, or to watch with a Prime Video Channels subscription. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img For Comcast, the Amazon deal is a continuation of its strategy to be the single video-entertainment hub in the home — to keep cable customers in its guide, so they don’t have to switch over to a Roku or Apple TV streaming device.“Amazon Prime Video’s growing list of originals, movies, shows, documentaries, and kids’ programming will be an excellent complement to the overall X1 viewing experience,” Dana Strong, Comcast’s president of consumer services, said in a statement.Amazon Prime Video also offers past seasons of TV shows including “Mr. Robot,” “American Horror Story,” “Suits,” “The Americans,” “Downton Abbey,” “The Good Wife,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Dawson’s Creek.”On an a la carte basis, Amazon also offers Prime members the option to subscribe to over video channels, including Showtime and Starz. Xfinity TV customers can launch Prime Video by saying “Amazon Prime Video” into Comcast’s X1 Voice Remote or by opening the Prime Video app directly from the X1 apps menu.last_img read more

Globus talks about Oberammergau and who to sell it to in new

first_img Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Germany, Globus, Video Friday, September 15, 2017 Travelweek Group Globus talks about Oberammergau and who to sell it to in new video series Posted by The company’s special packages range from 7 to 14 days and all include a premier location ticket for the play. These escorted motorcoach tours will visit Germany in depth, or take travellers to other countries as well, such as Switzerland, Austria and Italy.More news:  Windstar celebrates record-breaking bookings in JulySeveral of the tours – unique to Globus and Cosmos – are faith-based, such as ‘Catholic Central Europe’, ‘Shrines of Alpine Europe’ and ‘European Reformation’. Others combine the Oberammergau experience with some of Globus’ most popular itineraries, such as ‘The Best of Switzerland’. There’s also an escorted itinerary with value brand Cosmos (‘The Shrines of Alpine Europe with Oberammergau’, from $2,273 plus airfare).As with all Globus tours, hand-picked accommodation with breakfast, the services of a knowledgeable and experienced Tour Director and transportation on a comfortable, WiFi-equipped coach and more are included, along with premium reserved seats in front of the Oberammergau theatre.Prices for the Globus tours start at $2,999 (plus airfare). The company also features special rates for church and other groups.For more information, go to oberammergau.ca. TORONTO — Oberammergau is right around the corner and the Globus family of brands opened sales in June with the largest number of packages by a Canadian tour operator to include a visit to Oberammergau for a performance of the play, which takes place every 10 years in the small southern German town. The next Passion Play is scheduled for 2020 with 102 performances between May and October, and is expected to welcome 400,000 visitors to the town of 5,000.Travelweek spoke with Kim Clarke, Director of Sales for the Globus family of brands about the history of the town and the Passion Play, as well as who to target for sales and why Globus is the best option for booking.last_img read more

Rep Kahle invites residents to indistrict office hours

first_img Categories: Kahle News State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Clinton invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Friday, March 24 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library located at 407 S. Lane St. in Blissfield.“I‘m excited for the opportunity to connect with people, to learn more about what matters most to them,” Rep. Kahle said. “I look forward to hearing from my friends and neighbors, answering their questions and working together on solutions for the people of Lenawee County.” No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Kahle’s office at (517) 373-1706 or BronnaKahle@house.mi.gov. 23Mar Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hourslast_img

Digital TV Labs has been selected by the HbbTV Ass

first_imgDigital TV Labs has been selected by the HbbTV Association to test new technologies for HbbTV 2.0, the latest generation of the DVB broadcast hybrid standard.The contract covers the provision of tests for companion screen discovery using DIAL, remote launching of companion screen applications, and remote application to application communication.It also includes tests related to the synchronisation of apps and content across devices, multi-stream synchronisation, and improved support for apps to synchronise to video in HbbTV 2.0, according to Digital TV Labs.“This important contract is vital to ensure the HbbTV 2.0 ecosystem is free from interoperability issues and it augments the UK Freeview Play HbbTV 2.0 test suite already available to manufacturers,” said Digital TV Labs CEO Andy Hickman.“This latest contract reinforces Digital TV Labs as the leading provider of connected TV test tools for the industry.”last_img read more

What Do You Get with the Alert Service A lot

first_img What Do You Get with the Alert Service? A lot. It’s really a 3-in-1 deal, because you’ll get free and unlimited access to the Casey Energy Report (a $995 value) and Casey Energy Dividends (a $79 value) with your Casey Energy Confidential subscription. More importantly, though, you will get timely alerts on the very best investment ideas in the junior resource sector. So far in 2014, I have sent out 29 alerts and have been averaging more than one alert a week. You will get all the up-to-date field reports of my site visits, all the behind-the-scenes stories, and the most timely investment recommendations. Also, the alert service provides the opportunity at participating in private placements in some of the companies we are recommending if you’re an accredited investor. As you see, this alert service is not for the average investor and not for the faint of heart. It’s for the investor who wants more—among other things, his cut of the oil fortune. And right now, you can get a package deal that we’ve never offered before and may not ever offer again. For just a few weeks, you can get the Casey Energy Confidential AND the Casey Investment Alert for the price of one. As you probably know, the Casey Investment Alert is my colleague Louis James’ baby, and he is just as prolific in putting out alerts as I am. The precious metals juniors have been on a tear recently, and the early-stage stocks are the best bargains with the most potential for exceptional gains. As with my alert service, all the metals newsletters—the International Speculator (a $995 value) and BIG GOLD (a $149 value)—come free with your alert subscription. And, as an aside, if you’re already a subscriber to any of these energy or metals newsletters, we will credit your existing subscriptions to your new alert membership. You have 90 days to decide whether or not these exclusive services—our cream of the crop—are for you. If not, simply cancel for a full refund, and that’s it. It really doesn’t get any better than that. Click here to learn more about this special 2-for-1 opportunity… or click here to go straight to the order form. You don’t have to travel 300+ days a year to discover the best energy investments in the world—we do it for you. Additional Links and Reads Marin Katusa Interviewed by Newsmax Summed up in 6½ minutes… a thorough and chilling interview with Marin about the new Axis of Energy emerging between Russia, China, and Iran. “We are willing to supply any shortage which may arise,” said Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi. The “we” in the statement above is OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Don’t be fooled, though, OPEC is not your friend, and if you believe OPEC will come to your rescue when your oil runs out, I have some magic beans to sell you. OPEC is made up of 12 oil-producing nations, including, Iran, Algeria, Angola, Venezuela, Nigeria, and Libya—and many of them are quite hostile toward the US. Ironically, most of the oil produced within the OPEC nations was originally discovered and developed by American companies. “One hundred dollars is a fair price for everybody—consumers, producers, oil companies. It’s a fair price. It’s a good price,” said Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi. Fair price? How does OPEC determine US$100 is a fair price? In a 2009 issue of the Casey Energy Report, we stated what the price of oil needs to be for the members of OPEC to balance their budgets. We dug deep into their budgets and determined that for the governments of the OPEC countries to fund all of their social programs, they would need US$80 per barrel of oil. The fair price of oil changed in 2011—the Arab Spring transformed the input values for “fair price.” The end result of the Arab Spring presented a harsh reality: all of a sudden, it cost the OPEC nations more to fund their social programs and prevent another social uprising. Take Saudi Arabia, for example, which committed over US$35 billion to education and housing subsidies, jobless benefits, and debt write-offs. The government even created a sports channel with those funds to keep all the unemployed guys occupied watching sports, rather than scheming another uprising. Don’t expect another Arab Spring this summer, as the Saudi population now has access to the Soccer World Cup. My money is on Messi and the Argentines, but that’s a whole different issue. Other OPEC members have followed the Saudis’ subsidization program, which they finance through higher oil prices. So, back to the topic of oil. OPEC countries produce over one-third of the world’s oil, and most of the world has become addicted to OPEC oil—but there is one thing we have that they don’t. I mentioned earlier that most of the oil and gas deposits whose fruits OPEC is reaping today were originally discovered and developed by American companies. Again, let’s take Saudi Arabia as an example. The crown jewel of Saudi Arabia is the gigantic Ghawar oil field, which was discovered in 1948 by Americans working for a company called Arabian American Oil Company (now Saudi Aramco), but the American companies involved that did all the exploration and development are known today as Exxon and Chevron. By 1980, Saudi Arabia essentially “nationalized” and purchased a 100% interest in Aramco. The American Dream There is a lot wrong with the United States of today, starting, in my humble opinion, with the president. But even Obama’s awful leadership can’t kill the power of the American Dream. America is still a nation of freedom where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, succeed, and move up the social ladder—through hard work, not your birth right or who your father is. Sure, there are many fortunate sons in the US, but they usually lose out to you and me, the disciplined, hardworking, smart people wanting more out of life. You are reading my missive because you know what I know: There is a fortune to be made from oil, and you want your cut. But you also know nothing comes easy. Saudi Arabia is the leader of OPEC and has been for years. The Saudi oil minister has come out and stated: “There is no reason for a change. Absolutely no reason.” He’s referring to the “perfect” price of US$100 per barrel for their oil. OPEC believes, and is correct to believe, that the global economy has accepted that US$100 per barrel. That’s what OPEC members need to prevent any further uprising and to stay in power. But the Americans haven’t been twiddling their thumbs… Unlocking the American Dream There is a lot America can do with US$100 oil, because that price suddenly makes alternative oil extraction methods economical and opens up brand-new avenues for profit. The next big thing in shale, for example. There is an onshore oil and gas basin in North America that is about to turn the oil and gas world upside down. This isn’t some maverick junior explorer’s pipedream. In fact, it’s taking the industry insiders by storm. They’re pulling out their checkbooks to play, and so are we. Last month, we took profits on a stock in our premium alert service, the Casey Energy Confidential, that—if you had invested in the open market according to our recommendation—would have given you +400% gains at current prices. And this is just early days in one of North America’s best shale oil and gas formations. In fact, just this past week, management of one of the largest pure gas producers came out on their investor conference call saying their results were almost 300% better than they anticipated. Insiders in the oil patch already label the potential of this shale formation as world class. Profit from the Oil Cartel I learned long ago that investing in the oil sector, “You can either be a contrarian or a victim,” as my friend Rick Rule likes to say. If you’re the average American hoping for OPEC to rescue you, you will suffer from US$100 oil. But if you’re reading my missive, I know you’re not the average American. You’re smarter—and you know there is a windfall profit to be made from this situation. Play to win and try out the Casey Energy Confidential. This unique email alert service has no fixed publishing schedule. Alerts and special reports are issued when the most profitable and unusual early-stage energy opportunities present themselves—such as the special report I am putting together about the world-class shale formation I mentioned earlier. This is the first time in over a year that we opened up the Casey Energy Confidential to new subscribers. The stocks we recommend in it are often micro-cap and so thinly traded that we have to limit membership in the service to a few hundred to avoid excessive buying or selling that would itself affect the stock price. How is my track record so far in 2014?last_img read more

The Trump administration moved forward on Wednesda

first_imgThe Trump administration moved forward on Wednesday with its plan to lower prescription drug prices by requiring drugmakers to display the list price “in a legible textual statement at the end of the advertisement.”Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar said today that when it comes to changing prescription drug prices, “putting prices in TV ads may be the most significant single step any administration has ever taken.” But patient advocates are not convinced it will have an immediate impact on drug pricing. The rule would apply to prescriptions that cost more than $35 per month or courses of treatment, which are covered by Medicare. The rule is very specific, requiring that the price be displayed, “for sufficient duration and in a size and style of font that allows the information to be read easily.” Industry groups have fought this move since it was announced in October. They adopted voluntary rules, that would have directed ad viewers to a website with more detailed cost information. Today, in a statement, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) wrote that the list price is confusing since that’s not what most people pay. The rule addresses that by requiring an additional statement that reads, “If you have health insurance that covers drugs, your cost may be different.” PhRMA also said that the rule raises “First Amendment and statutory concerns.”Court challenges may be coming. The legal authority given by the White House is based on the laws that require Medicare and Medicaid to be run in a cost-effective manner, according to the rule. Rachel Sachs, an associate professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and an expert in drug-pricing regulation, told NPR and Kaiser Health News in October that could be a weak legal argument since most drugs are marketed to the broader public, not just Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.Consumer and patient advocates generally hailed the move as a step towards greater price transparency, but questioned whether it would do much to lower high prices. “We don’t believe that disclosing list prices will shame drug corporations into lowering list prices,” says Ben Wakana, executive director of Patients for Affordable Drug Prices. “Drug companies have been shamed about their price increases for years. They appear to be completely comfortable with the shame as long as it is bringing them in the billions of dollars a year that they make from their outrageous prices.”He gives the government credit for trying to do something on health prices, noting “taking action on this issue is hard.” But he thinks some of the administration’s other ideas to lower prices — announced in a plan released last May — might have a bigger impact.Critics have pointed out the government’s plan for enforcing the rule is weak, as NPR reported last fall. The plan for enforcement involves competitors policing each other by bringing legal action against competitors who aren’t compliant, Azar said in Wednesday’s press briefing. He calls it “a quite effective mechanism of enforcement.” Azar defended the government’s authority to issue the new rule. “This is not without precedent,” he told reporters. “We have for over 50 years required that car manufacturers and car dealers post the sticker price of cars on the windows of their cars and be transparent about — even though there are negotiations and everything else — because it’s a starting point that’s an important part of consumer fairness.”The car-buying analogy doesn’t work very well for drugs, notes Adrienne Faerber, a lecturer at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. “When you go to the car dealer and you see that sticker price and you can negotiate a better price that can fit your budget directly with the car dealership,” she explains. But, she says, drug prices are negotiated through layers of middlemen: “So you don’t get to negotiate based on these prices like you would with a car.”In other words, car shoppers have a lot more choices that sick patients do, and a lot more bargaining power. Faerber says certainly displaying the list price won’t “magically flip a switch and cut a percentage or two off of the total drug costs.” But she says it will be interesting to see how patients react to high list prices on their TV screens. “Consumers are going to start wondering what are people getting for that money,” she says. Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

A pioneering programme backed by £5 million of lot

first_imgA pioneering programme backed by £5 million of lottery cash has issued a call for user-led teams across the UK to apply for funding to research new ways to remove the barriers to independent living faced by disabled people.The Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) programme is believed to be the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people, and should fund about 40 pieces of research and pilot projects over the next four years.The aim is to build “robust” evidence on how to influence both policy and practice on independent living, and how to remove the barriers of attitude, environment, organisation, communication and finance that disabled people face.The programme aims to “change the way research is done so that researchers and disabled people work together as partners”.A series of 19 roadshows across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales helped to decide on the programme’s four project themes: participating in the economy, participating in community and social life, participating in civic and public life, and participating “fully and equally in anything and everything”.Some of the issues raised in the roadshows about the barriers to participating in the economy included how to address the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people; how schools, colleges and universities could be made more inclusive; and what could be done to address disability poverty by both increasing disabled people’s income, and reducing their extra costs.On community and social life, priorities included how to prevent social isolation; how organisations in local communities could be made fully inclusive; and how to stop disability hate crime.On participating in civic and public life, key issues raised included how to increase the number of disabled people in elected office; how disabled people can influence party manifestos and government policies; and how to change the media’s frequent portrayal of disabled people as “scrounger, tragic victim or heroic survivor”.The first opportunity to bid for funding opened this week, with a closing date of 27 July, with subsequent funding rounds opening in early 2017, 2018 and 2019.The programme is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and will be delivered by the disabled people’s organisations Disability Rights UK, Disability Action Northern Ireland, Inclusion Scotland and Disability Wales.Organisations can apply for grants of up to £150,000, with proposals initially assessed by a national advisory group – England’s group is chaired by disabled BBC presenter Peter White – before the programme’s central research committee of disabled people, academics and policy experts makes a final decision on funding.Rhian Davies (pictured), chief executive of Disability Wales, said: “Our aim is to produce new evidence on what would support disabled people to access their right to independent living and take full part in society.“The programme includes potential for pilot projects to test the evidence in practice and find out what will make a real difference to the quality of disabled people’s lives. We’re looking forward to receiving some exciting proposals.”Liz Sayce, chief executive of Disability Rights UK, said that disabled people would be “in the lead, setting the priorities and co-designing the projects.”The disabled academic Dr Tom Shakespeare, chair of DRILL’s central research committee, said: “The starting gun has been fired on a very exciting competitive research process.“We are looking for teams that have great ideas, true partnership between researchers and disabled people, and with real chance of improving the lives of disabled people.“This is the first round of a five-year funding programme that will change disabled people’s lives for the better.”last_img read more