Suspicious packages sent to Robert De Niro Joe Biden AP

A New York police bomb squad says it removed a package of concern Thursday morning from a building in Manhattan associated with actor Robert De Niro.The device was taken from 345 Greenwich St. in the Tribeca neighbourhood around 6:30 a.m.Update: The package has been removed from the location. Expect a heavy police presence and residual traffic in the area as we continue our investigation with our law enforcement partners. #Tribeca— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) October 25, 2018According to The Associate Press, a law enforcement source says the device found Thursday appears to be linked to the others sent to Democratic figures and CNN’s New York City hub. The package looked similar to the others and had a similar device inside.The source said the package looked similar to the others and had a similar device inside.The United States Secret Service intercepted suspicious devices sent to former President Barack Obama in Washington and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, N.Y. on Wednesday. The Secret Service said the packages were found during a routine mail screening.A police bomb squad was sent to CNN’s offices in New York City Wednesday morning and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package.A similar package was also sent to billionaire Democratic philanthropist George Soros on Monday. A law enforcement official told the Associated Press that the package discovered at Soros’ home appeared to be a pipe bomb and was in a package placed in a mailbox outside the gates of the compound. A Soros employee opened it just inside the gates, not near Soros’ quarters.None of the bombs detonated, and nobody was hurt. read more

Reacting to press reports Annan says UN has no plans for administering

“There is no UN plan for managing or administering Iraq,” Mr. Annan told reporters this morning at United Nations Headquarters in New York. “There is some preliminary thinking but there is no plan and no document.””We have been doing lots of good work and contingency planning for the humanitarian aspects and obviously some preliminary thinking on what would happen if there were to be war and the other aspects of post-conflict Iraq,” he added.The Secretary-General emphasized that the UN has “no mandate to make these plans” and that yesterday, at a lunch with Security Council members, he had discussed “very clearly” the status of the UN Secretariat’s contingency planning, particularly on the humanitarian aspects.”We did raise some of the legal and important issues that would be posed if there were to be a war,” he said, adding that there was “no UN plan for administering post-conflict Iraq.”Speaking to the press later in the day, a spokesman for the Secretary-General noted that in addition to the humanitarian and peacekeeping activities regarding Iraq currently mandated by the Security Council, the UN had a “moral obligation” to examine what happens to these efforts should there be a war.Spokesman Fred Eckhard said that as an extension of that contingency planning, a former official of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Rafeeuddin Ahmed, “was asked to look at what might be asked of us after the humanitarian needs had been dealt with, drawing on our experience with past post-conflict situations.” Mr. Eckhard explained that Mr. Ahmed had “put some ideas on paper” for Deputy Secretary-General Louise Fréchette, who is heading an internal task force.Mr. Eckhard also dismissed as “pure speculation” reports that the UN has been asked to step in three months after the end of a conflict. “To my knowledge we have not been informed by anyone, and certainly not by the Security Council, of what would be expected of us post-war,” he said. read more

UN invites worlds seven billion people to become agents of change on

With many of the earth’s ecosystems nearing “critical tipping points,” the United Nations invited each of the seven billion people on the planet to mark this year’s World Environment Day by making one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources – “be it refusing to buy single-use plastic bags or riding a bike to work.”“Humanity continues to consume far more natural resources than the planet can sustainably provide,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in this year’s message for the Day, observed annually on 5 June. “It is time for us to change.”“The goal of sustainable development is to increase the quality of life for all people without increasing environmental degradation and without compromising the resource needs of future generations,” he noted. “We can do this by shifting our consumption patterns towards goods that use less energy, water and other resources and by wasting less food.”The theme of this year’s Day – “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care,” – emphasizes the personal responsibility each person bears for enabling inclusive and sustainable economic development while stabilizing and reducing the rate of resource use.Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), invited “everyone to imagine what the world would be like if each of the seven billion people made one change towards a more responsible consumption of resources.”“I would like you to hold on to that vision and strive to make it reality – be it refusing to buy single-use plastic bags or riding a bike to work,” Mr. Steiner said in his message.Noting “it is easy to underestimate the power of individual action,” Mr. Steiner said “our daily decisions as consumers, multiplied by billions, have a colossal impact on the environment – some of them contribute to the further depletion of natural resources, others help to protect fragile ecosystems.”“We must ask ourselves what the consequences of this pace of consumption and trajectory of population growth – forecasted to reach nine billion by 2050 – will be,” he said. “Under current trends, global extraction of resources is set to reach 140 billion tonnes by 2050, compared to around 7 billion tonnes in 1900,” said Mr. Steiner. “This will probably exceed the availability and accessibility of resources, as well as the carrying capacity of the planet to absorb the impacts of their extraction and use.”World Environment Day “is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change,” Mr. Steiner said.Italy is the host of this year’s celebrations of the Day which are taking place at Expo Milano 2015, which runs from 1 May to 31 October and is expected to include over 140 countries plus a significant number of international organizations. read more

ASOBAL 20112012 Barca into the season with an easy win

← Previous Story Spanish SD Itxako – Fantastic promotion example Next Story → German Bundesliga 2011/2012 (Round 2): Newcomer rocked by “killers” from Kiel EHF CL and ASOBAL winner, F.C Barcelona began defending of domestic title with an easy win against Naturhouse La Rioja 34:23 (18:9). After surprisingly high defeat in the Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, guys of Xavi Pascual showed a good form in front of only 500 fans in “Blaugrana”.34. FC Barcelona Intersport (18+16): Saríc; Rocas (8, 5 p.), Nagy (2), Noddesbo (2), Raúl Entrerríos (3), Rutenka (3), Juanín (4), Aguirrezabalaga (5), Víctor Tomás (2), Sorhaindo (1), Igropulo (3), Jernemyr (-), Sarmiento (1) y Sjostrand (p.s.)23. Naturhouse La Rioja (9+14) Jorge Martínez; Juárez (4, 1p.), Víctor Hugo (3), Garabaya (3), Velasco (-), Prce (3), Curuvija (4, 1p.), Silva (1), Arrieta (-) , Tioumentsev (-), García Vega (1), A. Djushrbaev (4) y G.Aguinagalde (p.s.) ASOBAL handballBarcelona handball read more

Irish boutique Caris Closet responds to criticism made on anonymous Instagram account

first_imgWe have worked hard over the last six years with our team to build our business. By Aoife Barry 18 Comments Irish boutique Cari’s Closet responds to criticism made on anonymous Instagram account The boutique came under fire in posts on the Instagram page earlier this week. AN IRISH BOUTIQUE has released a statement after claims were made about its products and service on an anonymous Instagram page that has 193k followers.The company, which has outlets in Malahide, Dublin and Cork, sells women’s clothing in its store and online.This week, multiple claims were made about the cost and quality of the items and about alleged customer service experiences at the store. They were made on a hugely popular Instagram account run by an anonymous person based in Ireland.Some of the claims were in relation to where the items sold by Cari’s Closet were sourced.In response to the negative comments, Cari’s Closet said in a statement: 92,880 Views A dress for sale in Cari’s Closet. Image: Cari’s Closet All our clothes that we retail have Cari’s Closet labels on them.  We do not buy clothes for retail in our stores through any online websites. Jun 19th 2018, 12:17 PM Share8 Tweet Email5 Tuesday 19 Jun 2018, 12:17 PM We started out as a rental store for the first three years, but we now only sell our own label. Cari’s Closet wishes to acknowledge the recent claims online to the store.  We manufacturer [sic] our own clothes for sale in our stores and on our website in factories China and through wholesalers. A dress for sale in Cari’s Closet. Image: Cari’s Closet Our customers are important to us and we deal with all complaints we get individually.The company said it could not comment on any potential legal action.The Instagram page in question bills itself as a page which highlights behaviour by bloggers, influencers, and companies.Over the last few days, it has posted two Instagram posts featuring comments from people who say they were customers of Cari’s Closet and that they were unhappy with the service they received. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Neige saviezvous quil existait plusieurs catégories de flocons

first_imgNeige : saviez-vous qu’il existait plusieurs catégories de flocons ?Les flocons de neige fascinent depuis des décennies. Plats, étoilés, ou encore en colonnes, ils font l’objet d’une classification officielle. Plusieurs scientifiques se sont déjà penchés sur ce phénomène éphémère.Appelé également cristal de neige, le flocon est un agrégat de minuscules cristaux de glace. Ils sont chacun environ 10 millions de fois plus petits que lui. Dans un nuage très froid, la vapeur d’eau se condense directement en cristaux de glace sur des particules en suspension. S’ils ne rencontrent que des couches d’air de température inférieure à 0 °C pendant leur chute, les cristaux s’agglutinent et se combinent pour former des flocons de plus en plus larges. L’assemblage de ces cristaux dépend essentiellement des températures. La seule caractéristique commune à tous les cristaux est la structure hexagonale. Mais cela n’empêche pas un flocon de neige de prendre des formes diverses. Si elles existent, c’est parce que toutes les faces de ce prisme ne se développent pas à la même vitesse. Plusieurs facteurs entrent en jeu : la température, l’humidité, le vent. Et même le champ électrique traversé durant leur chute.À lire aussiUne incroyable plongée dans l’infiniment petitLes scientifiques se penchaient déjà sur les flocons de neige au XVIIe siècle. En 1611, Johannes Kepler a mené une première étude sur leur symétrie hexagonale. Vingt ans plus tard, René Descartes s’y est intéressé. Mais sans microscope à l’époque, il n’a pas pu aller bien loin. A son apparition, c’est l’Anglais Robert Hooke qui s’est mis à étudier les cristaux de neige. Il a pu approfondir leur description. Cependant, c’est Ukichiro Nakaya, un Japonais, qui a le premier recréé des flocons de neige en laboratoire pour mieux les décrire et comprendre le phénomène éphémère.Depuis 1952, sept catégories de cristaux de neige distinctes sont reconnues : plats, étoilés, colonnes, nouilles, dendrites, colonnes coiffées et formes irrégulières, sans oublier les “graupel”, des pastilles de glace et la grêle. Une classification introduite par la Commission internationale de la Neige et de la Glace.Découvrez des macrophotographies de flocons de neige, faites par un photographe anglais amateur qui s’intéresse à ces diverses formes de cristaux, sur Maxisciences.Le 16 décembre 2010 à 16:03 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

MovieBob Reviews COLOSSAL

first_img Here we have a movie where, honestly, the review I’d prefer to give would be telling you that Colossal is terrific. That it’s one of the coolest things, anyone has ever done with a monster movie. That it’s almost certainly going to end up in my Top Ten for the year and that you should just go out and see it right now… and just leave it at that. Not simply for plot spoilers (though that’s certainly an issue) but because the sense of “surprise” in watching a movie can just as easily come from being unprepared for a shift in tone or an acting decision – all of which are somewhat inevitably fodder for discussion in any substantive review.But, since a full review is rather unavoidably the centerpiece of my job here: Yes, Colossal is one hell of a movie – arriving at a moment where I seem to find myself saying that a lot more than feels typical of a late winter movie schedule. Between this, Get Out and Logan, we seem to be living through a particularly strong cycle for filmmakers taking fresh, fascinating leaps of faith with genre material. And the idea that three of the best currently-running examples of strong human drama and risk-taking narratives are a Kaiju movie, a horror flick and (of all things!) an X-Men spin-off is worth sitting back and admiring every once in awhile.Of those three, Colossal is absolutely the most far-removed a mainstream sensibility; very much an indie feature riffing on the conventions of a still fairly niche genre and decidedly more interested in the human-level aspect of its story. What sets it apart, however, is that it writer/director Nacho Vigalondo is very much skating the same edge as Charlie Kaufman-scripted productions like Being John Malkovich or Anomalisa. Movies where even though the high-concept “weird stuff” is absolutely serving as a metaphor for the realistic human stakes, it chooses to resolve those stakes by following the high concept to its own logical extreme.In perhaps less opaque terms: Yes, Colossal is a movie where what at first seems to be an absurdist secondary storyline about giant monsters rampaging through a city in Asia is meant to serve as a literalized metaphor for Anne Hathaway grappling with abuse, addiction, and self-destructive behavior. But also one where the “grappling” in question becomes increasingly literal until solving the big silly monster issue and the tools for solving the personal issues are revealed to be one and the same in extremely direct, non-symbolic terms.In any case: The premise here is that Hathaway is a failed (or, at least, extremely blocked) writer whose myriad insecurities, alcoholism and various other self-destructive behaviors have finally caught up and cost her her job, her latest boyfriend and her ability to continue living in her beloved New York City. Defeated, she slumps back to the nowhere-special small town she grew up in (and, we gather, was endlessly eager to have “escaped” from) and immediately falls back into an understandable but still fairly pathetic friendship with a circle of drinking buddies. The group is lead by Jason Sudeikis, a childhood “best friend” who at first seems to be simply nursing a long-unrequited crush but early on indicates that there’s something darker there. A dynamic that is at first obscured, however, as this sad-sack crew (along with the rest of the world) distracted by news that a real-life giant Kaiju-style monster has been randomly materializing in and out of thin air to wreak havoc in Seoul South Korea.Some filmmakers might be content to lean back in their chair and leave it at that, content to have located an especially cheeky way to depict the ways that the “collective bystander” experience of post-9/11 cable news disaster coverage has become our distraction of choice. But Colossal is all about it’s second big reveal, wherein our heroine discovers the shocking reality that she actually is the monster. No, really. Through some (at first) unexplained phenomena, whenever Hathaway’s character enters a certain part of her hometown at a certain time of day, it causes a towering flesh-and-blood Kaiju to appear on the other side of the world and mimic her movements. This means that the horrific grand-scale rampages of destruction that have been terrifying the world and killing God only knows how many people… has actually just been her stumbling home drunk.Again – obvious if clever metaphor is obvious i.e. recognizing the “blast radius” of self-destructive behavior that is never truly confined to the self. But what takes Colossal to the next level and firmly establishes Vigalondo as some kind of genuine mad genius is that he’s willing to make the narrative “get real” in tandem with the premise. The exact same moment where the plot of Colossal pulls back to remind us that “NO, this is not actually a cool thing to have happen, this is terrifying!” This is one in the same with the point where the character narrative puts a hand up and says “Hey, in case you forgot to notice there is clearly something a lot darker, broken, and insidious about the dynamic between these characters. And it’s not getting better.” Yes, if you know your Kaiju movies you probably have SOME idea how these two narratives will inevitably coalesce; but maybe not just how deep into either the logical or psychological core of his own premise Vigalondo is ultimately planning to dive.Hathaway is, quite simply, unbelievable in the lead. At this point that can’t be much of a surprise, since she’s more than proven herself as one of the best working actresses of her generation. But it really is remarkable to watch her not only carry off a performance that effectively has to serve as the relatable human anchor of an absurdly fantastical story that could easily have stumbled and turned into smarmy hipster genre-parody at any moment. “Ho ho! Isn’t the tacky literalism of the Kaiju genre made hilariously apparently by our use of it as symbolism?” And she also has to do this while realistically portraying a character who’s sympathetic yet also damaged and frustrating in a very un-Hollywood kind of way.But the big surprise is Sudeikis, who’s a bonafide rock-solid comedy straight-man. But here he reveals he has a genuinely fearsome dramatic persona too. It’s difficult to get down into the weeds of just why he’s so good in what turns out to be a very raw, complex character turn without giving away the whole game. But suffice it to say Colossal would not work if he weren’t able to nail a very specific tone of performance between compelling and deeply uncomfortable and then carry that to a place so dark and fantastical that I’m still amazed that it works.Colossal is magnificently unique and special movie that deserves to be seen by as many eyes as possible. It’s different, it’s fascinating, it’s deeply emotionally affecting. It leaves its audience with a lot to think about both regarding the implications of its premise, but what it has to say about toxic relationships, social expectations and the way we do (or don’t) take ownership of our lives. A small-scale masterpiece you won’t want to miss. Stay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ last_img read more

GB Hospital Returning to Normal Minister Applauds Staffs Effective Emergency Response

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 24, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Cleanup at the Rand Memorial Hospital is underway since the kitchen fire and evacuation on Friday, July 21. And 20 of the 48 patients evacuated to Christ the King, have been returned, said Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands, during a press briefing on Sunday afternoon, July 23, 2017.Minister Sands praised Acting Hospital Administrator, Mrs. Sandra Mortimer-Russell, along with the Executive Management Committee and staff of the Rand Memorial Hospital for “stepping up to the plate on Friday past, thereby averting what could have been a far more serious event. I do not say that to minimize the incident, but to highlight the fact that I am indeed proud and grateful for a job well done.”The fire reportedly started at 2:30 p.m. on Friday in the kitchen of the Rand Memorial Hospital. Staff and patients were evacuated and taken to the Foster B. Pestaina Centre of Christ the King Anglican Church, and the more critical patients taken to the Sunrise Medical Centre.“We can now confirm the initial report that most of the damage was limited to the kitchen area. Other areas impacted by smoke include: Medical, Surgical, Obstetric and Pediatric Wards, Cafeteria and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Clean up of those areas will be completed today. Plans are now at an advanced stage to restore the kitchen so as to meet the onsite dietary needs of our patients and staff. In the interim, discussions are underway to determine the comparative cost of outsourcing the services of the kitchen given that a new state of the art kitchen and cafeteria is under construction.”Reporting on the other 28 patients evacuated to Christ the King on Friday, Minister Sands said they have been discharged by their attending physicians and the usual follow up by the community nursing teams will take place.As of 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, eight patients were still at Sunrise Medical Centre and are being cared for by the staff of the Rand’s medical, nursing and support teams. The two acutely ill patients scheduled to be transported to Nassau on Friday, were done so that evening at 7:00 p.m.No patients were injured during the fire or evacuation exercise; however, three staff members were treated for smoke inhalation. Two were treated and immediately released, while one was admitted to Sunrise Medical Centre. He has been since released and scheduled to return to work today.The public is reminded that the Accident/Emergency and Urgent Care Unit of the Rand Memorial Hospital is open 24 hours for emergencies only. The Outpatients Specialty Clinic at Pearce Plaza on Coral Road is currently open 24 hours for non-urgent cases. Eight Mile Rock Clinic is also open 24 hours and the pharmacy services at these locations are also open 24 hours to fill prescriptions.A Command Centre has been established to provide information to the public, and the numbers there are: 351-8056 or 7, or 350-6761-3.“My Ministry and indeed the Public Hospitals Authority remain grateful to the organizations that partnered with us to accommodate our clients. It was a wonderful reminder of what we can do together.”The Minister ended the press briefing with good news. The patient, who had been evacuated while in labor on Friday, gave birth to a healthy baby boy at Sunrise Medical Centre.#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Chris Rock StandUp Comedy Special To Air On Netflix

first_img Get Ready For Chris Rock’s Netflix Comedy Special chris-rock-stand-comedy-special-air-netflix Chris Rock Stand-Up Comedy Special To Air On Netflix News Email The GRAMMY-winning comedian is set to put his stand-up chops back on display for Feb. 14 special Renée FabianGRAMMYs Feb 13, 2018 – 4:17 pm Get ready to laugh out loud with Chris Rock this Valentine’s Day with his first stand-up comedy special since 2008.Chris Rock: Tambourine will air Feb. 14 on Netflix. Filmed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City with direction by Bo Burnham, the comedy special is the first of a two-show deal Rock made with Netflix in 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The three-time GRAMMY winner’s last comedy special, Kill The Messenger, aired on HBO in 2008.center_img Facebook Twitter Rock embarked on his first-stand-up tour in nine years in 2017. His Total Blackout tour reached 26 North American cities, including Indianapolis, Atlanta, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Denver, New Orleans, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, among others.The comedian’s most recent GRAMMY win came for Best Comedy Album for Never Scared (2005).”Chris Rock is a beloved actor and director, and his remarkable stand-up makes him comic royalty,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos in a statement. “There is no one like him.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

Star Wars Resistance episode 15 The First Order Occupation begins

first_img Share your voice 30 Photos This episode features a number of nice, subtle touches — Synara passes a giant rokkna as she escapes through the ocean in a moment that’s reminiscent of the underwater beasts seen in The Phantom Menace.There’s a excellent running joke about Kaz getting hit in the head and a very small subplot about Opeepit (the Frigosian janitor with a sponge-like head) having his floor cleaning machine seized by the Stormtroopers. Star Wars Resistance airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD.Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports.Movie Magic: The secrets behind the scenes of your favorite films and filmmakers. Disney Star Wars Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Culture 0 1:00center_img Star Wars Resistance shows Poe Dameron, BB-8 giving out… What Disney’s Star Wars land and hotel will look like Post a comment The First Order Stormtroopers are pushing people around because they’re jerks. Lucasfilm Better not step out of line.The 15th episode of CGI animated series Star Wars Resistance reveals how the sinister First Order has inserted itself on the Colossus refueling platform, and it’s pretty gripping stuff.After cleverly leaving platform boss Captain Doza (Jason Hightower) in its debt by staging the kidnapping of his daughter, the militant group has taken a step toward its goal of taking over the Colossus — a vital stop for those traveling to the galaxy’s Outer Rim.We’re not talking a full takeover yet, but it’s managed to lock down the platform and prevent any unauthorized travel to or from it. This is a big problem for a pirate sleeper agent Synara San (Nazneen Contractor) as she tries to return to her allies.The First Order is also hunting anyone engaged in espionage, putting Synara and Resistance spy Kazuda Xiono (AKA Kaz, played by Christopher Sean) in serious danger.spoilers-starwarsLife under the First Order is toughThere aren’t many Stormtroopers patrolling the platform just yet, but they’re making their presence known with some standard oppressive regime moves — curfews, spot-checks and demands to see citizens’ ID. When one Rodian fails to immediately produce his, they prepare to arrest him until Kaz interrupts and inadvertently brings their attention onto him. We know Kaz is a little bumbling, but you’d think he’d be smarter than this by now.However, not everyone sees the First Order presence as a bad thing. Tam Ryvora (Suzie McGrath), Kaz’s fellow mechanic, says the Stormtroopers are just doing their jobs. This highlights the insidious nature of a police state.zro-ff-002073Kaz risks a great deal to help pirate spy Synara San escape the platform, leaving her in his debt. Lucasfilm Kaz is getting impatientJarek Yeager (Scott Lawrence) — Kaz’s boss and the only one who knows he’s spying for the Resistance — tells him to keep a low profile when Stormtroopers come sniffing around and announce that they’re hunting for Synara.Of course, he’s determined to help Synara and risks his cover to help her escape the platform.”You might be a pirate, but I know you’re a good person,” he tells her.It probably helps that Kaz has a very obvious crush on Synara, but it doesn’t seem like the feeling is mutual. Unfortunately, his initial plan to sneak her onto a cargo shuttle bound for Takodana (the planet where Maz Kanada has her castle in The Force Awakens) doesn’t work out — it would’ve been cool to see the lush, green world in the show. Nekku is surprisingly usefulAfter Synara sacrifices her escape route to save Kaz from getting arrested by the First Order, the endearingly naive Neeku Vozo’s (Josh Brener) knowledge of the platform’s nooks and crannies proves vital in securing an alternative exit.He also provides a pretty spectacular distraction when the Stormtroopers give chase, with a little help from BB-8.zro-ff-002012Synara isn’t being treated terribly well by her pirate boss, Kragan Gorr, which may push her away from that group. Lucasfilm Synara’s back with the piratesUsing an underwater escape pod to get off the platform, Synara returns to pirate boss Kragan Gorr (Gary Anthony Williams). She may be “home,” but her experience with the people of the Colossus has clearly changed her, and she’s figured out that Kaz is a spy as well (though she probably doesn’t know who he’s working for).Synara’s character development and wild-card status is one of the show’s best elements — there’s a real sense that she could do anything. It seems likely that she’ll side with Kaz and friends over the ruthless, dismissive Kragan, but who knows? Tagslast_img read more

Reggie FilsAime launches Twitter account on his last day at Nintendo

first_img Nintendo The legend started here … my badge from E3, 2004. “My name is Reggie …”— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) April 15, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Tags Thank you all for the warm welcome to Twitter. I am packing up my office … lots of memories here.— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) April 15, 2019 Fils-Aime began working at Nintendo of America in 2003 as executive vice president of sales and marketing, before becoming president and COO in 2006. The company announced his retirement in February. Doug Bowser, formerly Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, will become the company’s new president.Bowser also took to Twitter to thank Fils-Aime. “Thank you for everything @Reggie, but most of all thanks for the smiles!” he tweeted Monday.As of Tuesday morning, Bowser’s profile on Twitter now reads “President at Nintendo of America.” Gaming Hi Twitter community.— Reggie Fils-Aime (@Reggie) April 15, 2019 1:30 Originally published April 15, 2:04 p.m. PT.Update, April 16: Adds tweet from new Nintendo of America President Doug Bowser. Fils-Aime also shared an image of him sitting at a table, which reads: “Thank you all for the warm welcome to Twitter. I am packing up my office … lots of memories here.” Outgoing Nintendo of America executive Reggie Fils-Aime now has a personal Twitter account. Allen Berezovsky / Getty Images As Reggie Fils-Aime said goodbye to Nintendo of America on Monday, he offered up a new way for fans to keep in touch: via his new personal Twitter account.The first tweet from the retiring president and chief operating officer featured a likeness of Fils-Aime — a picture of the Reggie doll from Nintendo’s E3 2014 presentation, according to GameSpot. The doll is holding a sign with Fils-Aime’s Twitter handle on it. (Editors’ note: CNET and GameSpot are both owned by CBS.)”Hi Twitter community,” reads the tweet, which had nearly 100,000 likes in the first five hours. By roughly 24 hours after its launch, Fils-Aime’s account had more than 300,000 followers. Post a comment His third tweet features an image of his badge from 2004’s E3, with text reading: “The legend started here.”  Nintendo of America president to retire, Google takes… 0last_img read more

Crucial CWC meeting today to choose new party chief

first_imgNew Delhi: All eyes are on the Congress Working Committee (CWC) that is meeting here on Saturday morning to select a new party chief, after Rahul Gandhi quit the post. All state unit presidents of the party, party MPs and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leaders have been asked to attend the meeting along with a large number of state leaders. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us Senior party leader K.C. Venugopal on Friday said that the party will certainly get a new president on Saturday. Speaking to reporters after the meeting of the party general secretaries, state in-charges, Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs, CLP leaders and All India Congress Committee (AICC) department heads and MPs, Congress General Secretary (Organisation) Venugopal said the CWC, party’s top decision-making body, will hear views of state unit chiefs, legislature party leaders, MPs, frontal organisations’ heads and secretaries of the AICC. “Then it will decide on the new name,” he said.last_img read more

Sensex ends with losses Vedanta Hindustan Zinc GSFC hit new 52week high

first_imgThe BSE Sensex ended Tuesday trading with a loss of 54 points at 27,876. Top Sensex losers were Axis Bank, TCS and Sun Pharma. The NSE Nifty ended flat at 8,626.”Indian stocks entered the truncated but data heavy week with abundant caution. Firm PMI and Auto sales numbers lifted stocks mid-day, but with no signs of FIIs reversing their selling spree which has now lasted for almost three weeks, and with European markets turning lower, Indian markets gave away the initial gains,” Anand James, Chief Market Strategist, Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services, said.After a lacklustre Samvat 2073 beginning on Sunday (October 30) that saw benchmark indices closing with losses, markets opened on a positive note on Tuesday and were trading with modest gains. Vedanta, Hindustan Zinc, GSFC, MOIL, Century Textiles and Raymond reached a new 52-week high and were trading with gains in the range of 4 to 9 percent at around 12.30 pm.The Sensex was up 66 points at 27,995 while the NSE Nifty was trading with gains of 34 points at 8,659. Vedanta was up 9.19 percent at Rs 221; Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (HZL) was trading 8 percent higher at Rs 272 while GSFC and MOIL were also trading with gains of 5.92 percent and 5.27 percent at Rs 102 and Rs 345, respectively. HZL belongs to the Vedanta Group.Tata Steel was up 1.96 percent at Rs 412.60 despite Brickwork Ratings downgrading its credit rating. “…the ratings change has resulted due to the uncertainty consequent to the recent change in top management at Holding Company/Group Level which could slow down vital decisions such as cost cutting and deleveraging the Balance sheet concerning the unprofitable UK operations and restructuring of the European business,” Tata Steel said in a communication to the BSE, citing Brickwork Ratings. Tata Group shares are witnessing volatility ever since the removal of Cyrus Mistry as the chairman of holding company Tata Sons last Monday.last_img read more

WATCH Restoring Power To Puerto Ricos Last Two Percent

first_img Share Editor’s Note: The 360° video above has 360 audio and is best experienced with headphones. Scroll around for an immersive experience.In the mountainous regions of Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of residents are still waiting for the lights to come back on. Why is power restoration for the last two percent of people taking so long?One reason is the rugged terrain, which makes it difficult to get large poles and heavy machinery to the island’s most remote communities. Often, helicopters are the only way. Power crews are at work daily, but returns are diminishing. It takes more and more effort to energize fewer and fewer homes.When the lights come back on after so long, it can feel like a rebirth. Neighborhoods erupt in celebration and shouts of joy echo across valleys.Federal and local officials say everyone on the island will have their power back before the start of hurricane season on June 1. Many people doubt it’ll happen. With less than a month to go, it’s a waiting game.Watch the video here.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

Del Barbara Robinson 40th District Nominated to Fill Mayor Pughs Vacant Maryland

first_imgANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two members of the House of Delegates have been nominated to fill vacant seats in the state Senate.Del. Barbara Robinson (Courtesy Photo)The Del. Barbara Robinson, a Democrat, was nominated for the District 40 seat that became vacant when Catherine Pugh stepped down after winning Baltimore’s mayoral election. Meanwhile, Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee voted Wednesday night for Del. Will Smith, a Democrat, to replace former Sen. Jamie Raskin, who won Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat.Gov. Larry Hogan will make the nominations official. He is required to appoint someone to the seats from the party that held them.last_img read more

Y The Last Man Snags a Showrunner from American Gods

first_img The more news we hear about FX’s upcoming adaptation of beloved comic series Y: The Last Man, the more we can’t wait to finally see this thing. The latest update: Michael Green will be the series’s showrunner.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Green will co-write the script along with Brian K. Vaughan. Yes, the guy who wrote the original comic will write the pilot of the series. So far, FX seems to be doing everything right with this show.Green comes directly from Starz’ American Gods, where he’s serving as co-showrunner with Bryan Fuller. No word yet on whether or not that means he will leave the Starz series to work on this one. Green has some decent credits to his name, working on shows like Smallville and Heroes. He’s also in charge of the upcoming Blade Runner sequel and worked on Green Lantern. We’ll… forgive that last one if he does a good job with Y.For those unfamiliar with the comic, you should find a copy and fix that as soon as possible. For now, though, the 2002 Vertigo series follows Yorick Brown, who lives in a future where a mysterious plague has wiped out everyone with a Y chromosome. As the last surviving genetic male on Earth, he travels with his Capuchin monkey buddy, Ampersand to figure out what exactly caused the death of all the other males. The series was met with critical acclaim throughout its six-year run and won three Eisner Awards.A possible movie adaptation of Y: The Last Man had been in and out of development for years before the rights finally reverted to Vaughan two years ago. He’s since decided to help turn it into a television series, which should fit the serialized source material a little better than a two-hour movie. ‘American Gods’ Season 2 Trailer: A Divine War Is ComingNYCC 2018: The American Gods Cast Gives Us a Glimpse of Season Two Stay on targetlast_img read more

The 2nd Sega Pluto console has been found and it only cost

first_imgYesterday, we shared with you several pictures of a prototype Sega console known as Pluto. It is a console that was considered for release after the Saturn, and looks to just be modified Saturn hardware with a dial-up NetLink modem included as standard.What you may have noticed in the images is the base of the Pluto has a sticker that said “PLUTO 02.” In fact, only two of these prototypes were ever produced, and we thought we were lucky just to be seeing one of them after it had been sat forgotten in a box for 14 years. But the other prototype has turned up a day later, and only cost the owner a dollar.The prototype we saw yesterday is owned by a former Sega employee who took it with him when Sega laid him off. This other prototype, PLUTO 01, was bought by its owner for $1 at a flea market. That’s incredible value considering how much it is potentially worth.The video below shows the console is in working order, but the optical drive lid won’t stay down on its own. That’s got to be an easy fix, but the owner hasn’t been inclined to have the work done in the 5 years he’s owned it.Based on the comments on YouTube, it looks likely he’s going to try and sell it on eBay now he knows it’s worth quite a bit of money. How much? $1,000 was suggested on the ASSEMbler forums and got shot down as too cheap, so it is certainly an item reserved for wealthy collectors.What the retro gaming community really wants to see is the insides of the Pluto so we can get a better idea of what Sega was planning. Is it just a standard Saturn inside? Or was this a bigger upgrade? Now we have two consoles identified, there’s more chance one of them will have the case taken off and some shots taken.last_img read more

CM slams Centres nasty politics over crop insurance

first_imgNamkhana (South 24-Parganas): Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticised the Centre for playing “nasty politics” over crop insurance. She was addressing the administrative review meeting at Indira maidan here on Thursday afternoon.She instructed the administration not to take the Centre’s assistance and said the state government could pay the crop insurance of farmers on its own. It may be recalled that the steps taken by the BJP-led Centre to assist the farmers have been described as a “a big hoax” by the Chief Minister at a meeting held in Mandirbazar on Wednesday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”For crop insurance we pay Rs 80 while the Centre pays only Rs 20. But the Centre publishes photographs in a way as if they are paying the entire amount. The state BJP leaders have misled the people saying that the Centre pays the crop insurance. I will not allow this nasty politics to happen. If needed we will pay the entire amount and would not need the Centre’s assistance,” Banerjee said. She urged the Panchayat Samity and Zilla Parishad members and MLAs to go to the people and make them aware of the various projects taken up by the state government for the benefit of common people. “Go to the people, talk to them and tell them about the projects we have taken up for their benefit,” she said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedShe said the state government would procure paddy from the farmers directly from January 3, under the ‘give paddy and receive cheque’ scheme. “We will not allow the middlemen to oppress the farmers. The state government will pay Rs 1,750 to the farmers for a quintal of paddy. The middlemen take Rs 200 from them. We want to put an end to this and I instruct all the Block Development Officers (BDOs) to intensify vigil.” She also asked the administration to complete distribution of Kishan Credit cards to the farmers by March 2019 and urged representatives of nationalised banks to give more loans to the farmers. She asked the police to arrest the criminals who are involved in making bombs and arms rackets. “There are some vulnerable pockets in South 24-Parganas like Mandirbazar, Kultali, Joynagar etc. and you should intensify vigil in these areas,” she said. She asked the MLAs to ensure that construction material is not dumped on roads, which causes inconvenience to both pedestrians and vehicles. The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the performance of the district in giving 100 days work to people. She asked the administration and chambers of commerce to introduce duckery along with poultry farming. Banerjee will attend the prize distribution ceremony of Sundarban Cup on Friday.last_img read more

Air Transat improves its meal options on transatlantic flights

first_img Posted by Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Travelweek Group Air Transat improves its meal options on transatlantic flights << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Share Tags: Air Transat MONTREAL — Air Transat has announced it will now offer complimentary hot meals to Economy Class passengers on all transatlantic flights, now from Canadian gateways to Europe as well as from Europe to Canada, starting May 1.“At Air Transat, meeting our clients’ needs as much as possible is in our DNA,” says Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “We are sure that the improvement of our menu on board our transatlantic flights will be appreciated by our clients who are planning a summer holiday to Europe. These new meals allow us to enhance our inflight experience, reinforcing Air Transat’s position as leader in holiday travel in Canada.”With the new and improved Bistro menu, starting May 1 all Economy Class passengers aboard Air Transat flights from Canada to Europe will have a choice between two hot dishes: garlic and ginger chicken with jasmine rice; or Shanghai noodles sautéed with vegetables in an Asian sauce. All meals will include a salad, sweet treat and glass of wine.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”On flights from Europe to Canada, two new hot dishes will be offered to passengers in Economy Class: chicken Provençal served with orzo with broccoli and carrots; and penne in rosé sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley. These meals will also include a salad, sweet treat and glass of wine.As reported on Feb. 8, Air Transat last week unveiled its summer 2018 edition of the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina. Two new meals are sure to make taste buds sing: pork filet mignon with Quebec blueberries, and chicken cordon bleu garnished with smoked meat. The meals, in addition to other summer 2018 menu choices, can now be pre-ordered and will be served starting May 1 to all Club Class passengers, free of chard. Daniel Vézina meals are also available for purchase in Economy Class ($25 for lunch/dinner; $15 for breakfast).last_img read more

ACDC drummer Phil Rudd released on bail in New Zealand

first_img Mesa family survives lightning strike to home SYDNEY (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was released on bail on Monday after his weekend arrest in New Zealand on a charge of breaching the conditions of his home detention sentence for threatening to kill a former employee.The 61-year-old Australian-born drummer was arrested at his home on New Zealand’s North Island on Saturday night, though police have refused to comment on the nature of the arrest.Rudd’s lawyer, Craig Tuck, told The Associated Press that his client appeared in the Tauranga District Court on Monday on a charge of breaching conditions of his home detention by allegedly possessing and consuming alcohol. Rudd was released on bail and will enter a plea when he appears in court on Aug. 3, Tuck said.The musician was sentenced to eight months of home confinement on July 9 after pleading guilty to threatening to kill a man who used to work for him and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.In that case, Rudd acknowledged in a court summary of facts that he’d offered cash, vehicles and a house to an associate after asking him to have the victim “taken out.” He also acknowledged that he’d directly said to the victim he was going to kill him. Prosecutors had originally charged Rudd with murder-for-hire, but later dropped that charge, citing lack of evidence.At the sentencing hearing, Judge Thomas Ingram warned Rudd that he would go to prison if he breached the terms of his home detention, which banned him from taking any nonprescription drugs and subjected him to monitoring.“I stone-cold guarantee that’s where you’ll end up,” Ingram told the drummer at the hearing. “I’m not your headmaster, I’m not your father — I’m a judge.”On Monday, prosecutor Anna Pollett requested that as a condition of bail, Rudd be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing whenever police request it, the New Zealand Herald reported. Tuck did not oppose the request, and it was granted. Rudd, wearing a leather jacket bearing the AC/DC insignia, did not comment on his latest legal drama as he left the courthouse. Instead, he raised his hands and extended his middle fingers at a crowd of waiting journalists before getting into a car and driving away.According to a court summary of facts, the dispute between Rudd and his victim began in August when Rudd threw a party at his restaurant to celebrate the launch of his solo album, “Head Job.” Rudd felt the launch hadn’t gone well and subsequently fired several employees, including the victim, whose name has been suppressed by the court.Rudd later called an associate and told him he wanted the victim “taken out,” according to the court summary. In another call, Rudd offered the associate “$200,000, a motorbike, one of his cars or a house,” which the associate took to mean as payment for carrying out his earlier request. Two hundred thousand New Zealand dollars is equivalent to about US$130,000. The morning after calling his associate, Rudd called the victim directly, saying “I’m going to come over and kill you,” according to the court summary.Police found marijuana and methamphetamine in several parts of Rudd’s home during a search of the house, the court summary said. They also found methamphetamine in his pocket. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help FILE – In this Thursday, July 9, 2015 file photo, former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd arrives for sentencing at the Tauranga District Court in Tauranga, New Zealand. Rudd has been arrested in New Zealand, just 10 days after he was sentenced to home detention for threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. The New Zealand Herald reported Sunday, July 20 that Rudd was arrested at his New Zealand home on Saturday, though police refused to comment on the nature of the arrest. (Alan Gibson/New Zealand Herald via AP, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Parents, stop beating yourself up It’s unclear whether Rudd has a future with the Australian rock band he’s been part of on-and-off for four decades. AC/DC is currently using Welsh drummer Chris Slade for its “Rock or Bust” album tour, but hasn’t said whether that’s a long-term arrangement.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finisheslast_img read more