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Twinkle and Kajol spotted in the same dress. Who wore it better?

first_imgIt happens quite often that our favourite celebs, both in India and abroad, step out in clothes that look similar. But rarely does it happen that two celebrities sport the exact same clothes on the same day.This is exactly what happened when we spotted both Twinkle Khanna and Kajol in the same floral-print dress recently.Mrs Funnybones and Mrs Devgn both looked picture-perfect in what is clearly one of the best summer outfits–a white, half-sleeved cotton dress with red flowers. The neckline and the loose skirt made this dress airy, and we appreciate their smart choice.But then comes the question of accessorising, and only one of them did it better than the other.Also Read: Let Twinkle Khanna teach you how to dress sexy for the summer Twinkle paired the dress with brown sandals, oval sunglasses and a black bag. With no lip colour, silver stud-earrings and a neat bun, she looked very cool indeed.Photo: Yogen Shah Kajol, on the other hand, left her ears bare and sported a pony tail. The pink lip gloss went well with the dress. She matched her ensemble perfectly with white sneakers, a white bag and white-rimmed cat-eye sunglasses.Photo: Yogen Shah When pitted against each other, we noticed both Twinkle and Kajol had earned some brownie points, and failed in another respect.Also Read: Kajol in this red-hot dress is too much to handle Kajol definitely wore shoes that went better with the dress, and Twinkle’s shoes were quite the mismatch. But, Twinkle’s sunglasses paired better with the dress than Kajol’s.advertisementThe tie-breaker here was Kajol’s white bag. In this round of the same celeb outfit, Kajol clearly bagged the game thanks to her bag.last_img read more

Sabathia Hurt, Tribe Beats Yanks, 4-3

first_imgNEW YORK — After a pregame ceremony to retire Andy Pettitte’s No. 46, it was largely downhill for the New York Yankees.CC Sabathia exited in the third inning with right knee pain, and Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana homered for the Cleveland Indians in a 4-3 win over the Yankees on Aug. 23.Sabathia struggled with his command from the onset. He allowed four hits and walked a season-high four batters.He struck out Yan Gomes with a 91 mph fastball for the second out of the third. After the pitch, Sabathia stepped off the mound, visibly unhappy, and was visited by athletic trainer Steve Donohue and Manager Joe Girardi, then left the game.“I felt a little bit of pain warming up in the bullpen and when I was in the game,” Sabathia said. “I just couldn’t finish my pitches like I wanted to.”Sabathia underwent an MRI and visited with team physician, Dr. Christopher Ahmad.“It’s a bad knee,” Sabathia said. “It’s tough, especially when you’re trying to help this team win. Having setbacks like this (stinks). It’s hard just not being able to get through it.”Lindor’s eighth-inning blast was his second in as many days and the first home run Dellin Betances (6-3) has allowed to a left-handed batter in his career, a run of 302 batters.Betances walked Giovanny Urshela to start the eighth. After pinch-runner Jose Ramirez was caught stealing, Lindor hit a 3-2 fastball into the right field stands for his seventh home run.“I’m just trying to throw strikes,” Betances said. “At that moment, I’m trying to keep down with it and it was up and he put a good swing on it.”Carlos Beltran had tied the game in the seventh, blooping a double off reliever Bryan Shaw (2-2). The ball landed just fair down the left field line, scoring Stephen Drew, who had walked, and Jacoby Ellsbury, who had doubled.The double was the first extra-base-hit of the game for the Yanks, who only managed two singles against Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer. Bauer pitched 6 1-3 innings, walking a season-high six and striking out seven.Ellsbury led off the third with a single and then stole second. Brett Gardner walked, and after Beltran advanced Ellsbury with a flyout to right field, Gardner stole second, allowing Ellsbury to score when the throw from catcher Gomes skipped away from Lindor.Gardner’s stolen base was the 200th of his career, making him the sixth Yankee to reach the milestone, joining Derek Jeter, Rickey Henderson, Willie Randolph, Hal Chase and Roy White.Abraham Almonte drew a bases-loaded walk against Branden Pinder in the fifth.Prior to the game, the Yankees retired Pettitte’s No. 46 and unveiled a plaque in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium one day after doing the same for Jorge Posada and his No. 20.Cody Allen pitched the final 1 1-3 innings for his 25th save, his second four-out save of the series.(CHARLES O’BRIEN)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

I am happy to be back playing cricket, says fit-again Robin Uthappa

first_imgKolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa, who is back in action after recovering from an ankle surgery, Friday said “he is in a good place” at the moment.The 33-year-old, who plays for Saurashtra in domestic cricket, scored 46 against Railways on his return to competitive cricket in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament on Thursday.He had an ankle surgery that had kept him out of action for four months.Rejuvenated, and a long-time niggle taken care of, Uthappa spent almost a month at the KKR Academy, getting back to the grind with the help of of Abhishek Nayar, the lead coach and mentor of the Academy.”I am in a good place right now. Well honestly, it has been a learning curve for me – going through the injury, and then, the surgery,” Uthappa was quoted as saying by the KKR website.KKR open their IPL 2019 campaign against Sunrisers Hyderabad at home on March 24.In October 2018, Uthappa went under the knife in London.Medically, the condition is called Osteophytes, where after a particular bone or joint goes through some stress. It causes additional growth as the bone naturally calcifies itself to bridge the gaps.”It was impeding the flexibility and movement around my ankle, and I have had it for the last three or four years.”Immediately after the surgery, the range of movements around my ankle was almost twice as much as (it was) before the surgery even happened. So I am really happy to get it out of the way. I am happy to be back playing cricket.”advertisementFollowing a range of rehabilitation drills and exercises, Uthappa arrived in Mumbai to train at the KKR Academy in January.”As I have batted more balls, and spent more time here in the middle, I’ve actually felt I have gotten better and better and better,” he said.”Every day that I have spent at the KKR academy camp – I’ve enjoyed every bit of it. [Nayar’s approach] is definitely out of the box, and something that seems to be working for me very well.”Also Watch:last_img read more

Xiaomi Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro launched in India for starting price of Rs 21,999

first_imgXiaomi Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro launched in India for starting price of Rs 21,999Xiaomi launches the Redmi K20 series in India today. The Redmi K20 will go on sale in India for the first time on July 19 while the Redmi K20 Pro will be available on July 17. Both the phones will be for buying on Mi.com, Flipkart, Mi Home stores and Mi preferred partner stores across the country.advertisement Sneha Saha New DelhiJuly 17, 2019UPDATED: July 19, 2019 12:17 IST HIGHLIGHTSThe Redmi K20 is launched in India for starting price of Rs 21,999.The Redmi K20 Pro launched in India and the price starts at Rs 27,999.Xiaomi has also launched Redmi K20 Pro Signature edition that is made of gold.The Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro are now official in India. Xiaomi launches the Redmi K20 series in India today for starting price of Rs 21,999. The key highlights of the Redmi K20 series are — 20MP pop-up selfie camera, triple rear cameras with lots of AI, Snapdragon processor, glass body, AMOLED display, 4000mAh battery, among other things. The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will go on sale in India for the first time on July 22. Both the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro will be for buying on Mi.com, Flipkart, Mi Home stores and Mi preferred partner stores across the country.Both the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro come in two variants. The 6GB RAM / 64GB storage Redmi K20 is priced at Rs 21,999 while the 6GB RAM/64GB of internal storage model of the phone comes for Rs 23,999. Coming to the Pro, the 6GB RAM/128GB storage comes for a price of Rs 30,999 while the 8GB RAM model of the phone is priced at Rs 25,999. Both the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro come in three colour variants — Glacier Blue, Carbon Fiber Black and Flame Red. Notably, both the Redmi K20 series phones are made in India.Redmi K20 Pro specsThe Redmi K20 Pro is the cheapest Snapdragon 855 phone yet. The K20 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 processor clocked at up to 2.8Ghz and paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. On the front the Redmi K20 Pro comes with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera that is integrated with LED lights. There’s also a notification light on top of the pop-up camera. On the rear panel the phone includes three cameras — 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor (f/1.75 aperture) + 13MP ultra-wide sensor+ 8MP 2x telephoto lens. This is the first Redmi phone to come with in-screen fingerprint sensor. The phone also includes features like AI face unlock and Dual VoLTE support.advertisement The Redmi K20 Pro sports Aura Prism design and comes in three colours — Glacier Blue, Carbon Fiber Black and Flame Red. The phone includes a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. It offers 91.9 per cent screen-to-body-ratio and resolution of 2340x1080p. The Redmi K20 Pro also comes with DC dimming. On the rear the Redmi K20 Pro includes a 3D Glass with Gorilla Glass 5. The phone is backed by a 4000mAh battery that comes paired with 18W charger in the box. Xiaomi claims 15min charge delivers up to 10.5hrs of 4G VoLTE calling. Notably, the Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W fast charge — that is sold separately. The good news is, the Redmi K20 Pro includes USB Type C port.Redmi K20 specsThe Redmi K20 is the first smartphone to be powered Snapdragon 730 processor in India. As far as the specs are concerned the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro don’t differ much. In comparison, the Redmi K20 comes with up to 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage and Snapdragon 730 chip. The camera, the screen, the battery, and other aspects are the same as Redmi K20 Pro.The Redmi K20 sports Aura Prism design and comes in three colours — Glacier Blue, Carbon Fiber Black and Flame Red. The phone includes a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. It offers 91.9 per cent screen-to-body-ratio and resolution of 2340x1080p. The phone includes a 3D Glass with Gorilla Glass 5. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery that comes paired with 18W charger in the box. The Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W fast charge — that is sold separately. The Redmi K20 includes USB Type C port.Like the Pro, the Redmi K20 comes with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera that is integrated with LED lights. There’s also a notification light on top of the pop-up camera. On the rear panel the phone includes three cameras — 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor + 13MP ultra-wide sensor+ 8MP 2x telephoto lens. The phone also includes features like AI face unlock, in-screen fingerprint sensor and Dual VoLTE support.ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro review: A complete smartphone under Rs 30,000ALSO READ | Xiaomi Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro launched in India for starting price of Rs 21,999Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow XiaomiFollow Redmi K20Follow Redmi K20 Prolast_img read more

UN warns of deteriorating Gaza humanitarian situation

first_imgGAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories – The humanitarian situation in Gaza has deteriorated one year after a truce that ended fighting between Israel and the Hamas rulers of the Palestinian enclave, UN officials said Thursday.“After 12 months the initial hopes for a significant improvement on the ground have not been realised,” said James Rawley, the United Nations’ humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories.“In fact I am sorry to report that situations for Gaza’s 1.7 million people is worse than it was before the hostilities a year ago” between November 14 and 21, he said. Speaking at a news conference marking the anniversary, Rawley said the fuel and energy crisis was a primary cause of the situation.Robert Turner, head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, noted the impact of the demolition of smuggling tunnels under the border since Egypt’s army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.“The closures of the tunnels has led to a near total collapse of private sector constructions, as it compounded the constraints due to the pre-exiting ban on construction materials from Israel for the private sector,” said the UNRWA chief.The two officials deplored Israel’s decision to ban the import of building materials — including to international agencies — from October 13, following the discovery of a tunnel which Hamas fighters dug to use for attacks.Oxfam said Gazans were still “trapped under the Israeli blockade and largely cut off from the outside world” despite the ceasefire meant to allow the movement of people and goods in and out of the enclave.“Exports allowed out of Gaza have dropped by half since 2012 and Palestinian fishermen and farmers continue to be prevented from accessing the most productive areas,” the British charity said in a statement.Israel first imposed its land, sea and air blockade on Gaza in 2006 after militants there seized an Israeli soldier.It was further tightened in mid-2007 when the Islamist Hamas movement took control of Gaza.Israel eased the blockade slightly following an international outcry after its botched raid on a Turkish Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 to allow food and building materials for internationally funded projects.last_img read more

Over 200 Chadian police officers complete UN training in law human rights

4 August 2008Some 231 Chadian police officers today completed a United Nations programme which trained them to ensure the safety and security of an estimated 250,000 refugees and 180,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in the east of the country. The officers – part of a new unit known as the Détachement Integré de Sécurité (DIS) – join 71 other police and gendarmerie commanders who graduated from the same scheme in June. The six-week course, conducted by staff from the UN mission in Chad and Central African Republic (CAR), known as MINURCAT, was held in the capital N’Djamena and trained the participants in law and order, human rights and humanitarian law, among other topics. “The sooner they get to the field the sooner will they contribute to the improvement of the security situation in our zone of operation,” the Secretary-General’s Special Representative Victor Angelo said at today’s graduation ceremony. By October, MINURCAT expects that 850 DIS officers will have completed training. The mission was set up last September to help protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian aid to thousands of people forced to flee due to insecurity in the northeast of the CAR and eastern Chad and in the neighbouring Darfur region of western Sudan. read more

Pakistan Ban condemns heinous attack outside food aid centre

26 December 2010Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the “heinous” terrorist attack that took place on Saturday outside a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) distribution centre in north-west Pakistan that reportedly killed 45 people and injured many others. According to media reports, a female suicide bomber was responsible for the attack on a large crowd that was receiving food aid in Khar in the Bajaur region.“The Secretary-General conveys his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Pakistan,” his spokesperson said in a statement. “He unequivocally condemns this abhorrent act of terrorism aimed at innocent people.”WFP has been present in Pakistan since 1968. Its assistance encompasses emergency, recovery and developmental components, focusing on the country’s most vulnerable. Despite considerable security-related challenges – including an attack on WFP’s office in Islamabad in October 2009 – the agency continues to support almost 10 million beneficiaries in 2010. read more

2 added to Security Council list of AlQaida Taliban operatives under sanctions

The updated list now includes Indonesian-born Riduan Nurjaman Samuddin and Iqbal Mohamad Abdurrahman.The Council originally adopted the measures in response to the indictment of Usama bin Laden for the 1998 terrorist bombings of United States embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam, and later tightened sanctions.The sanctions require States to freeze financial resources, including funds derived or generated by any undertaking owned or controlled by the Taliban, and to ensure that they are not used by the group.Countries are also obliged to freeze funds and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden and his associates in the Al-Qaida organization, and to prevent their entry or transit through the State’s territory. In addition, nations must prevent the supply, sale and transfer of all arms and materiel – along with any form of military training – to the named individuals and entities.The list is updated regularly, on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and regional organizations. read more

USUE Baseball Swept By Bruins in Home Opener Photo Gallery

By Loren Miller, USE Eastern Sports InformationPRICE – Utah State Eastern baseball was swept by the Salt Lake Community College Bruins in a four-game series on Friday and Saturday. It was the first series of games for the Eagles since the beginning of February due to weather. The Eagles had eight games cancelled in the last two weeks, including last week’s Scenic West Athletic Conference opener against Colorado Northwestern.Just being able to play outside on dirt was a win for the USU Eastern head coach Scott Madsen and his program.“Being able to play outside was a great feeling for these boys.They have worked hard inside and this showed them that all the hard work they put in was beneficial for them. It was almost as though a weight had been lifted off the shoulders of the entire team,” said Madsen.The Eagles lost the opening game of the series 5-3 on Friday afternoon.After trailing 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth, the Eagles rallied to tie the game at 3-3. The Bruins added two more runs in the sixth off a wild pitch and an error by the Eagles.Following the game one loss, the Eagles lost 9-5 in nine innings. The Eagles had the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth but couldn’t get anyone home to come back and tie the Bruins.On Saturday, USU Eastern lost to the Bruins 11-0 in game three and lost 16-3 in game four of the series.USU Eastern shortstop Tanner Evans had a team-high six hits in the series against SLCC while freshman second baseman Parker Buys had three hits, two RBIs and two runs.Coach Madsen said after the series that his team learned a lot about themselves after going up against a very good pitching staff from Salt Lake.“I feel like we had quality approaches with our at bats this weekend. They have a top pitching staff and we put together a good plan and had opportunities to win in almost every game this weekend,” said Madsen. “I feel we learned a lot about where we need to be in order to compete in this league.”Another major reason for Salt Lake’s success against the Eagles over the weekend was the Bruins’ ability to get on base and capitalizing on defensive errors. The Bruins had eight stolen bases, 33 walks and 34 hits in the series. Madsen said allowing those things to happen is what the Eagles will need to work on moving forward.“I feel like we need to improve with our mental errors and throwing more strikes. We allowed too many free bases to an already good hitting team,” said Madsen.USU Eastern will hit the road this week for a four-game series in Henderson, Nev. to take on the College of Southern Nevada Coyotes. Friday’s doubleheader will begin at 2 p.m. and Saturday’s doubleheader will start at 1 p.m.All four games can be seen on the Scenic West Digital Network at scenicwestnetwork.com. Photos by Jeff Barrett read more

Civil liberties group slams Creightons intransigence on abortion ruling

first_imgTHE IRISH COUNCIL for Civil Liberties has submitted a report to the Council of Europe in which it criticises the EU Affairs junior minister Lucinda Creighton for what it describes as her “intransigence” to a European court ruling.The report singles out Creighton for her response to the European Court of Human Rights ruling on A, B and C versus Ireland – in which the court criticised Ireland for failing to implement sufficient legislation to clarify the circumstances under which an abortion might be carried out.Creighton had told the Irish Times last month that legislating on the issue of abortion “should not be a priority for this Government” and that her “preference would just be not to deal with this issue right now”.This morning ICCL director Mark Kelly said he wanted the Council of Europe – a 47-member body, separate to the EU, dedicated to human rights and the rule of law – to be aware of this attitude, ahead of the release of the report from James Reilly’s expert group on the ruling.“We wish the Committee of Ministers to be fully aware of the background of religious conservatism and political intransigence into which the report of the expert group on the implementation of this important judgment will be released,” Kelly said.It is unconscionable for the Minister of State with Special Responsibility for European Affairs to imply that the implementation of a judgment of Europe’s Supreme Court is anything less than an urgent priority for the Government”Kelly said ECHR rulings were legally binding and there was a requirement among members states to implement its findings “in a speedy and effective way”.The report has been submitted to the Council of Europe’s ‘Committee of Ministers‘, the body of the continent’s 47 foreign ministers.Read: Fall in numbers travelling to England and Wales for abortionGallery: 2,500 attend pro-choice march in Dublin city centrelast_img read more

Parents file special ed complaints against VPS

first_imgTwo parents have filed complaints against Vancouver Public Schools alleging the district failed to provide their children with state and federally required special education services.Cara Bailey and Sarah McPartland last month filed due process complaints, a legal term for complaints filed against school districts alleging failure to provide a free appropriate public education to a disabled child in violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.Though Bailey and McPartland’s sons attended different schools and were eligible for different types of special education services, both complaints point to similar alleged failings by the district. Both claim that over the course of multiple school years and at different campuses, the district improperly restrained their sons and failed to inform them when and why some restraints were used.Both also say the district failed to correctly implement their sons’ individualized education programs, special education plans formed by school staff and teachers designed to meet a student’s individual needs.The district declined to respond to a request for comment. A district spokeswoman said the district cannot comment on legal action or specific students.last_img read more

Proposed bill would allow alcohol in Kiggins Theatre auditorium

first_imgKiggins Theatre owner Bill Leigh has poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into fixing up and reopening the downtown Vancouver landmark. He hopes a new bill proposed by a Southwest Washington lawmaker will help him attract more patrons by allowing him to serve alcohol in the theater’s auditorium.Under current Washington state law, Kiggins Theatre and other historic, single-screen movie venues have only a few choices when it comes to serving alcohol to filmgoers.They could get a tavern license and operate as a bar, meaning those younger than 21 would not be allowed in the theater. Or they could do what Kiggins does now, which is sequester alcohol drinkers to a room separate from the auditorium.“It’s a very difficult business model,” Leigh said. He believes being able to serve alcohol to adults in the theater’s auditorium who sit alongside minors would increase business, especially when the theater typically shows just one movie for an entire week.Last year, Leigh met with state Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, who has taken the theater owner’s concerns to heart — and to Olympia. Moeller last week introduced House Bill 2558, which would amend Washington state’s liquor license rules to potentially allow theaters to serve alcohol in spaces shared with minors.last_img read more

3 missing women found in Cleveland man arrested

first_imgCLEVELAND — Three women who had been missing for about a decade were found alive Monday in a residential area just south of downtown, and a man was arrested.Cheering crowds gathered Monday night on the street near the home where police said Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight were found earlier in the day.Police didn’t immediately provide any details of how the women were found but said they appeared to be in good health and had been taken to a hospital for evaluation.Berry disappeared at age 16 on April 21, 2003, when she called her sister to say she was getting a ride home from her job at a Burger King. DeJesus went missing at age 14 on her way home from school about a year later. They were found just a few miles from where they had gone missing.Police said Knight was 20 when she went missing around 2000.Police said a 52-year-old man was arrested. There was no immediate word on charges.Loved ones said they hadn’t given up hope of seeing Berry and DeJesus again. Among them was Kayla Rogers, a childhood friend of DeJesus.last_img read more

Nissan Europe launches employee awards to celebrate innovation

first_imgCar manufacturer Nissan Europe has held its first Chairman’s Innovation Awards, which aim to celebrate ingenuity and engage employees with innovative behaviours.Nissan Europe launched the awards internally in May 2016 in order to encourage its 17,000 employees to share innovative ideas to drive product development and business growth, in addition to recognising existing innovative behaviour within the organisation.The organisation received 2,000 entries across nine European regions, with 20 finalists selected to pitch their ideas to a judging panel at the Nissan Brand Centre in Barcelona, Spain.The judging panel included Paul Willcox, chairman at Nissan Europe, members of the Nissan Europe Board, Frank Campbell, president at energy management organisation Eaton, and Carolina Costa, former managing director at telecommunications incubation hub Orange Labs London.Nissan employees also took part in the judging process through a people’s vote function on the organisation’s employee app.John Ferguson (pictured), from Nissan UK, won in the Unlock category for his idea to use digital e-ink and e-paper technology to provide customers with a limitless choice of car colours, and Jean-Christophe Sellier, from Nissan France, won in the Celebrate category for demonstrating innovative behaviour in leading an online car-sharing programme that allows up to five people to own a Nissan Micra.Both winners will be rewarded with a trip to the Nasa Space Centre in the US.Ferguson will also be given six months out of his day-to-day role, as well as budget and mentoring support, to allow him to bring his idea to life.Paul Willcox, chairman at Nissan Europe, said: “We’ve always believed winning ideas come from within and with more than 17,000 employees across Europe, there’s so much potential to be unlocked. The calibre of the entries we received surpassed all our expectations.“We expect the Chairman’s Innovation Awards to continue to serve as a catalyst to encourage our team members across Europe to celebrate and unlock innovation in all its forms across the business.”last_img read more

Supreme Court denies Schaeffer Coxs request for appeal of conviction

first_imgThe U.S. Supreme Court has rejected Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox’s appeal of his conviction in 2012 on a charge of conspiracy to murder federal officials.Listen nowThe Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the high court didn’t include any comment in its rejection of the appeal.Cox is serving a 26-year sentence for conspiring with a group of his supporters to kill officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and others. An Anchorage jury convicted Cox of crimes that include soliciting and conspiring to commit murder and owning illegal weapons. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals later overturned Cox’s conviction for soliciting murder. Monday’s Supreme Court ruling leaves that ruling intact.Cox drew the attention of law-enforcement agencies after he organized groups that include the Alaska Peacemakers Militia and the 2nd Amendment Task Force. He helped both groups stage large rallies, where among other things speakers threatened violence against law-enforcement officers, judges and federal officials.last_img read more

Turner Kicks Off Campaign Against Firefighter Pay Parity Amendment

first_imgAndrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaHouston Mayor Sylvester TurnerThe battle is heating up over Houston’s Proposition B, a ballot initiative that would grant firefighters equal pay with police officers of equivalent ranks. Mayor Sylvester Turner opposes the measure. On Wednesday night, he held the first of a dozen town halls to make his case to the voters.Houston firefighters’ pay has risen only 3 percent since 2011. “We have committed to moving the needle so that Houston firefighters don’t start out making $28,000 vs. a Houston police officer making $42,000,” said Marty Lancton, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association.Mayor Turner said the firefighters deserve a raise. But he argues that granting them full parity would amount to a 25 percent salary increase and would cost the city nearly $300 million. That figure would go up if, as expected, the city negotiates a pay raise for police when their contract expires at the end of this year. “The city simply doesn’t have the money to pay it without there being massive, significant reductions, across the board and especially within the fire department.”Lancton disputed Turner’s math. “Nowhere on the petition [for the ballot initiative] does it say anything about a 25 percent pay raise,” said Lancton. “All firefighters have asked for is to be treated fairly and to be treated equally.”Fire Chief Samuel Peña said he would be forced to lay off 931 firefighters, nearly a quarter of his department, in order to afford salary increases for the rest if the ballot measure passes. That’s the message Mayor Turner hopes voters will remember on Election Day. 00:00 /00:52 You can read a presentation by the City of Houston about the HFD-HPD pay parity here: Listen Xcenter_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Share last_img read more

How to Watch the 2018 World Cup Online

first_imgThe U.S. men’s soccer team is sitting out the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia — but fans of the beautiful game in the States will be able to watch along with the rest of the world in a myriad of ways.Fox and NBCUniversal’s Telemundo own the U.S. media rights for this year’s World Cup, for English- and Spanish-language broadcasts respectively, as well as the 2022 and 2026 events.This year’s World Cup kicks off on Thursday, June 14, and runs through the final on July 15. Both Fox Sports and Telemundo will carry all 64 matches on TV, and they’ll also be live-streamed on digital platforms.On TV, Fox Sports will deliver an unprecedented 38 games on Fox broadcast stations — which may have been optimistic, given the U.S. team’s failure to qualify for the tournament. The remaining 26 matches will air on Fox Sports 1  (FS1). Telemundo Deportes will air 56 Spanish-language broadcasts on Telemundo stations and eight on NBCU’s Universo cable channel. Fox’s single-page calendar with the 2018 World Cup broadcast schedule is available at this link. Telemundo’s complete programming schedule is available at this link. Issa Rae, Michael B. Jordan on ‘Black Panther’s’ ImpactVolume 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 UpThe Best of Star Wars at D2305:35 twitter facebook reddit Linkhttps://variety.com/2018/digital/news/world-cup-live-stream-online-2018-watch-soccer-futbol-1202842359/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0003:4703:47More Videos05:35The Best of Star Wars at D2300:49Wyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title01:08Naughty by Nature on Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title01:05Keke Palmer Opens Up About Joining ‘Good Morning America’ as Third Host01:45How to Spot a Bootleg Cannabis Vape Cartridge | RS News 8/30/1901:04Keke Palmer Was Inspired by Her ‘Hustlers’ Co-StarsClose Virtual Reality: Fox Sports is teaming with social-VR startup LiveLike to stream all 64 games of the World Cup in virtual reality, available in the Fox Sports VR app (for iOS and Android) with or without a headset. The content is available only to subscribers of participating pay-TV operators. With the app, users can view any match with their Facebook friends (or select a viewing partner at random) and set up avatars in a virtual “suite,” where they’re able to toggle between views or select a director’s cut that automatically selects the best camera angle for live game action. In addition, Facebook’s Oculus will stream four World Cup matches for free in its Oculus Venues social co-viewing app.Correction: An earlier version of this article, based on a prior announcement from Fox Sports, incorrectly reported that the Fox Soccer Match Pass streaming-subscription service would live-stream the 2018 World Cup matches. In fact, Fox is not providing the World Cup broadcasts through Fox Soccer Match Pass, which does not require a pay-TV subscription.POPULAR ON VARIETY: center_img While all the World Cup action — and other related programming — will be available online, to access it both Fox Sports and Telemundo will require users to log in with pay-TV provider credentials.Here’s how to watch online:Fox Sports will deliver all matches live-streamed at FoxSports.com and via Fox Sports Go apps (for iOS and Android). The World Cup games also will be available on Fox.com and the Fox Now apps for authenticated subscribers of participating cable and satellite TV partners, along with match replays and live and on-demand episodes of “World Cup Tonight” and other programming.Fox Bonus Feeds: In addition to the main broadcast stream, Fox Sports will deliver five bonus feeds for each of the 64 FIFA World Cup matches. Those are Team Channels, encompassing three live video feeds (match simulcast, player and coach/bench) for each country’s team; Match 360, behind-the-scenes views two hours before each match kickoff; Tactical View, a feed from a camera positioned high above one of the goals to show all 22 players on the pitch; a Cable Cam, which is suspended above the pitch; and a highlights feed with a continuous loop showing significant plays as they happen from multiple angles and in super slow-motion.Telemundo’s coverage of the World Cup will be available via the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo apps (for iOS and Android) and Telemundo stations’ apps. In addition, the matches will be available via the NBC Sports app (for iOS and Android), as well as most connected-TV platforms, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox, Sony PlayStation, and Samsung Smart TVs.Other ways to watch this year’s World Cup in the U.S.:Internet TV Services: Cord-cutters have other options without subscribing to a traditional pay-TV service, as several internet TV services carry Fox broadcast networks and FS1. Those include Dish Network’s Sling TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, Hulu With Live TV, Sony PlayStation Vue and FuboTV. (Note that not all packages include access to local Fox stations in all areas or FS1.)last_img read more

Heavy pot smokers may need higher sedation dosage

first_imgPeople who regularly use cannabis may require more than two times the usual level of sedation when undergoing medical procedures, warns a new study. “Some of the sedative medications have dose-dependent side effects, meaning the higher the dose, the greater likelihood for problems,” said lead researcher Mark Twardowski from Western Medical Associates in Colorado, US. For the study, the researchers in Colorado examined the medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalised recreational cannabis. Patients who smoked or ingested cannabis on a daily or weekly basis required 14 per cent more fentanyl, 20 per cent more midazolam, and 220 per cent more propofol to achieve optimum sedation for routine procedures, including colonoscopy, showed the findings published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.last_img read more

Three Issues to Consider Before Moving to the Cloud

first_imgNovember 28, 2011 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. By letting a cloud services vendor store your company’s files and applications online, you can easily expand in-house storage capacity and processing muscle as your business grows. Let’s say you have a surge of new orders on your e-commerce system or you need to expand processing power for an application. Your vendor can boost your computing capabilities to satisfy those needs.But there can be some risks associated with moving to the cloud. What if your vendor goes bankrupt and closes? What if its technology fails, leaving you unable to access your sensitive business data?Migrating valuable business information to a technology vendor is a big move and can require a lot of consideration. Here, we look at three of the most important factors to consider when making the transition for your company.1. Research the vendors.Because it’s relatively easy to offer cloud services, your choices will range from larger, established companies to unknown startups. The small players may be competent, but be sure you feel comfortable being among the first to put them to the test.To assess vendors, ask for customer references, talk to other companies you trust and do some research online. The ideal vendor will have a strong track record for both performance and customer service.Related: How One Small Company Outsourced IT to a Cloud-Computing PlatformFor example, low latency — the delay in moving data from one point to another — is an important measure to check. Prompt and reliable service is critical because your cloud provider is essentially your new outside information technology department. If the vendor is slow to deal with your problems, your response time to customers also will likely suffer.2. Be aware of legal issues.Understand your potential legal liabilities and ensure that your cloud vendor abides by the same rules that govern your company.Your business may have internal audit rules that demand careful handling of sensitive information. If you’re in a regulated industry or do business with the government, you also may be subject to restrictions on handling data.Related: How to Move Your Business Data into the Cloud SafelyMake sure the vendor also understands the latest privacy laws affecting your business and that it states in writing its commitment to confidentiality and its methods for securing your data. “As your data is stored in the same storage space as your neighboring tenants, you need to know how your cloud vendor will ensure that your data isn’t illegally accessed,” says Ian Huynh, vice president of engineering at Hubspan, a cloud services integration company.3. Consider a back up to the cloud.Your data will likely be just fine in the servers of a cloud services vendor. I’ve been using online services for years and have never lost data. But if you would like an added measure of security, you might want to regularly back up data stored in the cloud.You could manually export your information from the cloud and back it up on-site. Or you could select a cloud backup service from such companies as Symantec, CloudBerry, KineticD and CTERA Networks, which typically allow users to keep copies of their cloud data on local servers or in other locations.Related: Still Foggy on Cloud Computing? Installing software on a server or local computer hard disk has been the traditional way of using computers for years. However, online software offers growing businesses a much faster, more productive and more cost effective way to create, manage and move information. Just be cautious about what software you can move securely to the cloud. Enroll Now for Free 3 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

International tourists to EU reach almost half a billion in 2016

first_img Wednesday, March 29, 2017 MADRID — International tourist arrivals to the European Union increased by 4% in 2016, reaching almost 500 million or 40% of the world’s total.This preliminary result is included in the first release of the ‘European Union Short-Term Tourism Trends’, a regular monitoring of EU tourism by the UNWTO.Despite many challenges facing Europe in 2016, tourism has once again shown extraordinary strength and resilience, reinforcing its contribution to economic growth, job creation and social wellbeing in the European Union, according to the report.The 28 countries of the EU boasted a solid growth in international tourist arrivals of above 4% in 2016, exceeding the world’s average growth rate, and increasing by 21 million to 499 million.Last year was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth for the EU-28 following the 2009 global economic and financial crisis, with 107 million more tourists than the pre-crisis level of 2008.“Tourism is today one of the key pillars of the EU strategy for jobs and inclusive growth. UNWTO is very pleased to be working alongside the European Commission in monitoring international tourism trends, advance product development and sustainable tourism in Europe”, said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. Tags: Britain & Europe, Trend Watch Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img International tourists to EU reach almost half a billion in 2016 Share Travelweek Group last_img read more