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If Tarantino directs Star Trek it would be his last film

first_imgLos Angeles: Quentin Tarantino has already spoken about his plans to retire from direction once he completes his 10th feature film and it may or may not be an R-rated version of Star Trek. Fans had some confusion whether Star Trek, which is not an original movie, can be a part of the limit that the director has set for himself but Tarantino said if he gets to direct the sci-fi drama, it would be the end of his filmmaking career. The writer-director, whose ninth feature film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is slated for release, had spoken about his retirement plans to GQ Australia, saying, “I think when it comes to theatrical movies, I’ve come to the end of the road. I see myself writing film books and starting to write theatre, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.” Elaborating on his career plan, Tarantino told CinemaBlend, “I guess I do have a loophole, (if) the idea was to throw a loophole into it. Which would be (to go), ‘I guess Star Trek doesn’t count. I can do Star Trek…”last_img read more

Gibraltar rejects US demand to detain Iranian oil tanker

first_imgGibraltar: Gibraltar on Sunday rejected a US demand to seize an Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute as it prepared to leave the British overseas territory after weeks of detention. Gilbraltar’s government said it could not seek a court order to detain the ship because US sanctions against Iran were not applicable in the European Union. A Gibraltar judge had ordered the Grace 1 tanker released, but the US filed a request to detain the ship alleging it was involved in supporting illicit shipments to Syria by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, listed as a terrorist group by Washington.last_img read more

University of Calgary says no grounds to expel student convicted of sex

first_imgCALGARY – The University of Calgary says it has no grounds to expel a student convicted of sexual interference of a 13-year-old girl in British Columbia.The administration made the comment Thursday in the face of a petition signed by a growing number of people that calls for the expulsion of Connor Neurauter.University Provost Dru Marshall said the situation is complicated and difficult, but the crime took place before Neurauter was enrolled as a student.“The matter in British Columbia occurred before Mr. Neurauter was a student at the University of Calgary,” Marshall said in a statement.“This is important, because our policies do not apply to activity that occurred before the person was a member of our campus community. We have no grounds on which to expel him.”Marshall said the university’s position does not mean that it condones sexual violence, harassment or puts the rights of a convicted individual over the safety of the university community.He said Neurauter has not been on campus since Tuesday, and has been advised not to return for the remainder of the term.In November, Neurauter, 21, pleaded guilty in a Kamloops, B.C., court to one count of sexual interference with a minor. Another charge of possession of child pornography was later dropped.Earlier this month he was sentenced to 90 days in jail, two years probation and is to be registered as a sex offender.The B.C. prosecution service said he served the first day of his sentence on Jan. 4, but the judge permitted him to serve the remainder starting May 4 after finishing his semester at the University of Calgary.By Thursday afternoon, more than 46,000 people had signed the petition urging the university to expel Neurauter.“While the courts have seemingly failed the victim, the University of Calgary now has the opportunity to help change the narrative of this story,” the petition says.His mother, Susan Neurauter, said the university asked him to stay off campus, in part for his own safety.She said her son has been threatened online and she’s heard students are demanding class lists to find out where he’s going to be on campus.She said there’s nothing unusual about a court allowing an intermittent sentence and her son was not treated differently.“They offered him an opportunity to better himself and I don’t understand what the problem is with that.”In interviews with Postmedia and CBC News, the victim’s mother said Neurauter was given special treatment by the courts throughout the trial and that it’s unfair he has the opportunity to finish his semester before going to jail.The mother cannot be identified because of a publication ban meant to protect the victim.Kamloops This Week reported from the trial that Neurauter, a former junior hockey goaltender, obtained nude photos from the girl and threatened to show them to her family. The court heard he was 18 when he and the girl had a brief relationship, Kamloops This Week reported.By taking a plea bargain, Neurauter gave up his opportunity to tell his side of the story in court, his mother said. His choice was meant to minimize the impact on the victim.“Of course he has regrets and remorse, but he was making an effort to not only acknowledge that, but put this behind him.”The University of Calgary’s Consent Awareness and Sexual Education Club called the punishment Neurauter received shameful.“The lack of significant consequences faced by Neurauter and other sexual predators demonstrates the dismissive attitude that society shows toward sexual violence and abuse,” the club said in a statement.“It discourages victims from coming forward as perpetrators are accommodated and their actions are excused for the sake of not impeding their ‘potential.’”Wayne MacKay, a law professor at Dalhousie University, said Neurauter’s case leaves the University of Calgary in a tough predicament.“It is important and significant exactly what kind of offence is involved and whether there is a significant risk to any other students. And if there is, then there’s a pretty high responsibility on the school to do something that would minimize that risk for everyone,” he said.“On the other hand, expelling a student is a very serious matter and if that is not required for the safety of the students, that may be too harsh a penalty.”MacKay led a study on campus-based sexual violence at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax after a video surfaced showing student leaders singing a chant about underage sex during orientation week.He said he’s not surprised the latest case is drawing so much outrage at a time when accusations of sexual assault and harassment have been toppling the careers of some of the most powerful men in Hollywood, the press and politics.The university must focus on doing what’s right, as opposed to what’s most popular, he said.“It’s about providing justice to all concerned in this very difficult situation.”last_img read more

Emma Watson And National Geographic Partner To Celebrate International Womens Day

first_imgEmma Watson, actor, activist and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador has partnered with National Geographic to become the first guest editor of the National Geographic Instagram account (@NatGeo) to mark International Women’s Day 2018 on Thursday, March 8.Working with the editorial team at National Geographic, Watson will curate the account, highlighting the work of eight National Geographic female photographers. The photographers, from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Australia, the United States and the Philippines, cover a wide range of important and relevant topics including male guardianship and the longstanding ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, the effects of displacement on women and girls running from Boko Haram in Nigeria, unequal pay in India for women day laborers in the brick industry, the bond between mothers and their babies evident even in nature, advancements in women’s rights and the importance of self-identity and the power of hope for a better tomorrow among our world’s young girls.The National Geographic Instagram account is the most followed brand on Instagram and one of the top 15 most followed accounts on the platform.Both Watson and National Geographic have a combined total following of 129 million followers and this experience will be amplified via Facebook Stories on the National Geographic magazine Facebook page, extending the reach by another 22 million followers.Emma Watson says, “Women photographers are often under-represented and under-celebrated. I’m thrilled to mark this day by profiling the talented female story-tellers and image-makers that are working hard to build empathy across borders.”Susan Goldberg, Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners and Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic magazine says, “We are honored to be partnering with Emma to recognize the contributions of these eight incredible women photographers, who are shedding light on important stories that make a difference in people’s lives. We are eager to use our storytelling platforms and our power as a global media brand to highlight women by calling attention to their work, their stories and their causes.”In addition, in an effort to encourage conversations online and through social communities on March 8, National Geographic will also be publishing articles tied to International Women’s Day at NationalGeographic.com. This will include stories of inspirational women from around the world, portraits of powerful women throughout history, discussion around some of the greatest barriers women are facing today and highlights of some of National Geographic’s most notable female explorers, including Dr. Jane Goodall.National Geographic’s acclaimed documentary JANE will make its broadcast premiere on Monday, March 12 at 8/7c. Directed by Brett Morgen and featuring an original score from legendary composer Philip Glass, JANE has won Best Documentary Awards from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, Producers Guild of America, Writer’s Guild of America, The American Cinema Editors Guild and the Motion Pictures Sound Editors Guild, as well as The Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards. Lastly, a number of other National Geographic Instagram accounts will also be featuring photos of and by inspiring women, including 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Hilaree Nelson O’Neil on @natgeoadventure and Dr. Jane Goodall on @natgeowild.last_img read more

John Schadan is the new President of Conuma Coal Resources

first_imgTUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Conuma Coal Resources Limited (“Conuma”) announced that the Company has hired John Schadan as President.Schadan will be the second President following Mark Bartkoski who will step down from this position March 31, 2019.Conuma operates three metallurgical coal mines in the Peace River Coalfield of North Eastern British Columbia near the communities of Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd. Bartkoski, who has been with Conuma from the beginning, shared he has mixed emotions about leaving his adopted hometown of Tumbler Ridge in order to return to Ohio to spend more time with his family, including a growing number of grandchildren.“When I came to Tumbler Ridge nearly three years ago, I hoped that we could build a coal company with the values and integrity that we have instilled and developed at Conuma. We have succeeded thus far beyond my imagination’” said Bartkoski.Conuma’s board of directors shared they conducted a global search for a replacement and chose Schadan who has more than 30 years of experience in Canadian mining, including as President of Westmoreland Coal Company, as well as a mining engineering degree from Queen’s University. Schadan has held leadership roles previously with the Coal Association of Canada and the Alberta Chamber of Resources.Schadan and his wife Louise, look forward to becoming an integral part of the Conuma community.“I look forward to continuing to shape the success story that Conuma has started, and helping the Company achieve its growth targets in the future. We will continue the relentless dedication to safe operations, continued environmental stewardship, and pro-active stakeholder engagement to ensure that Conuma maintains its all-important social license to operate,” said SchadanFounded in 2016, Conuma employs nearly 900 people, being a growing employer in the province in the past three years. The company has three operations: Brule, Wolverine and Willow Creek mines, all of which produce high-quality, metallurgical coal, which is a key ingredient in steelmaking.last_img read more

Chamber of Commerce to host three luncheons this May

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce has a busy month ahead as they will be hosting three Luncheons.On May 3, M.P. Peter Kent and M.P. Bob Zimmer will be guest speakers from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a Chamber Luncheon at the Northern Grand Hotel.Andrew Wilkinson and Dan Davies will be at the Northern Grand Hotel, on May 22, for a Chamber Luncheon taking place from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Then on May 30, Scott Maxwell, from the Ministry of Transportation, will be a guest speaker for a Chamber Luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre.For more information, and to register for these events, you can visit the Chamber of Commerce’s website.last_img read more

India says opportunities in Lanka unprecedented

He referred to the recent successful visits of the Minister of External Affairs of India, S.M. Krishna and that of the former President of India, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam and pointed out that India was the largest trading partner of Sri Lanka, a leading investor and also the source of the largest number of tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka. India says the post war opportunities in Sri Lanka are “unprecedented” and this has helped strengthen ties between both countries.The High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka Ashok K. Kantha said this while celebrating the 63rd Republic Day of India at India House in Colombo today. In 2011, bilateral trade surged by over 70% and is estimated to have touched an all-time high of US $ 5 billion, while Indian companies invested over $ 100 million in Sri Lanka, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.The Indian High Commissioner also highlighted the vast expansion in India’s development assistance and the growing recognition that Indian projects were being completed in a timely and efficient manner. Referring to the MoU signed for construction and repair of 49,000 houses under a grant assistance of US$ 260 million, he pointed that this was perhaps one of the largest projects of its kind undertaken by India in a foreign country. He said that the year 2011 had witnessed impressive progress in all areas in India-Sri Lanka relations including political, security, trade, investment, tourism, education, culture, and development cooperation, in view of the unprecedented opportunities created following the end of armed conflict in Sri Lanka. read more

Two charged in February shooting in St Catharines

Niagara Police have identified two people involved in a shooting in St. Catharines earlier this year.On Feb. 15, police were called to an apartment complex on Manchester Ave. for reports of shots fired.No one was injured but police did say they believed the shooting was targeted.Detectives began an investigation at that time and have identified two men believed to be responsible.On Sunday night, Daniel Willick, 29, was arrested without incident at his home in Niagara Falls.The second man identified by police, Liam Hughes, was found to already be in custody in an unrelated matter.Both men have been charged with discharging a firearm with the intent to endanger life.Police say the investigation is still ongoing and are asking anyone with information to contact police. read more

Samsung LG to unveil 105inch curved TVs with ultraHD resolution

Samsung, LG to unveil 105-inch curved TVs with ultra-HD resolution AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email SEOUL, South Korea – Samsung Electronics Co. and LG Electronics Inc. said their curved TVs will get bigger and sport the sharpness four times the regular HD television sets.The world’s two largest TV makers will display ultra-HD TVs with curved screens that measure 105 inches diagonally in Las Vegas next month, they said in separate statements Thursday.The South Korean TV makers began selling curved TV sets earlier this year made with advanced displays called OLED measuring 55 inches.The upcoming premium TVs set will be made of LCD panels packing more than 11 million pixels, 5,120 pixels wide and 2,160 pixels high. But not much video content is available for the ultra-HD TV sets.TV makers hope the launch of the new hardware technology will fuel growth of content. Japan’s Sony Corp., among the industry players betting that the ultra-HD images will become the new standard, is working on both gadgets and movies in ultra-HD, also known in the industry as 4K.Asian TV makers are trying to excite shoppers with new display technology. But limited video content in ultra-HD resolution and price tags will likely limit appeal. Samsung and LG kept mum on prices. by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press Posted Dec 19, 2013 2:14 am MDT read more

Half of all Albertans oppose the provincial carbon tax poll

Premier Rachel Notley appears to be having a tough time selling the idea of a carbon tax to provincial voters.According to a new poll from Insights West, half of Albertans oppose the new move while just over a third support the idea.Looking at those who don’t mind the idea of a carbon levy, most of those voted for the governing NDP.The results found much of it fell down party lines when it came to what you think about the new policy.Fifty-six per cent of Albertans who voted for the NDP and 53 per cent who voted for the Liberals support the move, while 76 per cent who voted for the Wildrose and 71 per cent who voted Progressive Conservative think it’s a bad idea.Two-thirds of those who responded think it’ll make it tougher for the economy to recover and 60 per cent believe it makes it more difficult for resource companies to work in the province.Adding further to the doom and gloom, 56 per cent fear this could add to additional job losses and an uncertain future while 67 per cent say it did not lead to any tax reductions for Albertans.Insights West Vice President Mario Canseco chalks up a lot of what he’s seeing to the aftermath of people voting for change.“Part of the reason for the animosity from centre-right voters towards the carbon tax, has to do with their personal views on climate change,” said Canseco. “However, the main qualms from Albertans are the idea that economic recovery will be tougher and the perception that some form of tax relief should have accompanied the new policy.”Results were based on the online study that was held December 10 to 15. by 660 NEWS Staff Posted Jan 14, 2016 11:35 am MDT Half of all Albertans oppose the provincial carbon tax: poll AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Stock image. read more

At African Union Summit Guterres lauds strong AUUN partnership outlines areas for

On inclusive and sustainable development, Secretary-General Guterres expressed that the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and African Union’s Agenda 2063 are mutually reinforcing, and underscored the need to ensure sufficient means of implementation to ensure sustainable development.But he acknowledged that while poverty elimination is a shared priority across the tow agendas, significant gaps persist, particularly with regard to industrialization, water, energy, infrastructure and the environment. “We must place quality education within the reach of all,” he underscored.In that context, he urged all UN Member States to uphold their commitments to official development assistance ODA), outlined in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for developmentWomen’s full participation makes economies stronger and peace processes more successful UN chief Guterres Mr. Guterres also said the international community has a role to play in combating tax evasion, money laundering and the elimination of illicit financial flows that deprive Africa of its essential resources.The UN chief also stressed that women and young people must lead the development agenda, stressing that: “Women’s full participation makes economies stronger and peace processes more successful.”He said that around the world, there is skepticism about multilateralism. But he strongly believed that moving forward together, “the United Nations and the African Union can show that multilateralism is our best and only hope.” Secretary-General António Guterres (center) attends the opening ceremony of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. UN Photo/Antonio Fiorente VIDEO: Secretary-General António Guterres hails partnership between the United Nations and the AU, and highlights challenges such as food insecurity and the threat of terrorism.Specifically on international migration, the UN chief expressed that the global phenomenon not only powers economic growth, reduces inequalities and connects diverse societies but also help ride the demographic waves of population growth and decline.“We must maximize the benefits of orderly migration, while stamping out abuses and prejudice,” he said, highlighting the benefits of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration for all countries.We must maximize the benefits of orderly migration, while stamping out abuses and prejudice UN chief Guterres“I urge you to bring your moral leadership and unique experience to this important collective priority for 2018,” added Mr. Guterres.On the peace and security sector, the UN chief expressed his appreciation to African governments for contributing troops and police to UN peacekeeping operations to help save lives and keep the peace around the world.He, however, noted that UN peacekeeping is not the solution to all crisis situations, and said that partnership with the African Union and sub-regional organizations can be the means to address the varied contexts which necessitate peacekeeping, including peace enforcement and counter-terrorist operations. “I stand here on behalf of the United Nations system and reaffirm our strong commitment to the member states and the people of Africa,” Mr. Guterres told the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) on Sunday, adding: “I strongly believe Africa is one of the greatest forces for good in our world.”The UN chief said that in just his first year in office, the Organization has entered a “new era” of partnership with the AU, recalling the holding of the first UN-AU Annual Conference at the summit level, as well as the signing of two landmark framework agreements, respectively on enhanced partnership in peace and security, and, just yesterday, on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063.Spotlighting these and other initiatives as key examples of the successful work the two organizations are carrying out across the continent, Mr. Guterres said this partnership could be further strengthened in five key areas: addressing corruption; cooperation in peace and security; inclusive and sustainable development; climate change; and international migration.Combatting the “far-reaching and devastating” impact of corruption, tax evasion and illicit financial flows, a main theme of this year’s AU Summit, “requires an unimpeachable commitment to transparency and accountability,” he said, commending the decision to highlight this scourge, and offering the strong support of the UN. He also welcomed the designation of 2018 as African Anti-Corruption Year. read more

Ohio State baseballs Josh Dezse out for 2 months with back injury

The Ohio State men’s baseball team will be one player short when it starts off its season on Friday against Mercer University. Junior pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse will miss at least the first two months of the season due to a stress reaction in his lower back. A stress reaction is an injury to, and in some cases, a fracture in one of the vertebrae making up the spinal column. It is a common athletic injury because it can be caused by sports that put stress on the back, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons website. The injury has been causing Dezse problems for a while, said coach Greg Beals. “Josh hasn’t been right since fall ball and we now know why and have a path that we’re going to follow. Hopefully over the next two months we can get Josh healed and in a position to compete at the level that we’re accustomed to, and we’ll wait until he’s at that point,” Beals said in a press release Monday. Dezse, a Powell, Ohio, native, finished second on the team in batting average last year. He hit five home runs and had nine doubles, 33 RBI and 31 runs. He pitched 24 times in the 2012 season, accumulating a 2.86 ERA, and he tied for third overall in the Big Ten with his seven saves. Dezse was Big Ten Player of the Week once, an NCBWA third-team preseason All-American and a third-team preseason All-American for CollegeSportsMadness.com last season, as well as being on the watch list for both the 2012 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Golden Spikes Award. “It’s not best for me or the team to compete right now because I’m unable to compete at the level I’m used to with the injury,” Dezse said in the press release. “The best thing is to take the two months off to heal and rehab and hopefully I’ll be at 100 percent at that time.” Beals said the loss is most upsetting for Dezse. “Most importantly, this is disappointing for Josh,” Beals said. “It’s also a loss for our team as he has been a big part of our team the last two years.” OSU is set to take on Mercer at 6 p.m. on Friday in Sarasota, Fla. read more

Childers will confirm constituency at the end of January as FF nominations

first_imgINDEPENDENT MEP NESSA Childers will announce which constituency she intends to contest May’s European elections in at the end of the month.Having quit the Labour Party last year and with the constituency of Ireland East abolished, Childers faces a choice between running in three-seat Dublin or in the expanded four-seat Ireland South, which includes parts of her current base.She said that her campaign is “at an advanced stage” but despite having made her mind up about where she will run she declined to say publicly which constituency it will be.As the daughter of former Fianna Fáil president Erskine Childers and a former Green Party councillor who joined Labour in 2008 before quitting the party last year, Childers has a varied political past, but she insisted she will run as an independent in the European elections next year.Childers will be one of a number of reasonably high-profile independent candidates running to take one of Ireland’s 11 seats in the European Parliament towards the end of May.Senator Rónán Mullen will be running in the new and vast Midlands North West constituency which runs from Donegal down to Laois and Mayo across to Louth.Peter Mathews could also run as an independent in Dublin, but he has fuelled speculation that he could run for Fianna Fáil which has opened nominations to be its candidate in the capital today.Equality campaigner Tiernan Brady has already declared his intention to seek the nomination as has councillor Mary Fitzpatrick. Former senator Geraldine Feeney will also seek the Dublin nomination.Last night, Brady called on all candidates in Dublin to pledge to serve a full five-year term if elected to one of the three seats representing the capital in the European parliament.Two of the three MEPs elected in 2009 have resigned with Socialist Joe Higgins elected to the Dáíl and Labour’s Pronsias de Rossa retiring. Brady also pointed out that Fine Gael’s Gay Mitchell, who is retiring this year, ran for the Irish presidency during his term.“Voters are entitled to know the future political intentions of those seeking election and candidates should come clean on where their true ambitions lie,” he said.Also running in Dublin are Labour’s Emer Costello who will be looking to retain her seat, Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan, the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan and People Before Profit councillor Brid Smith.With Mitchell retiring, junior minister Brian Hayes is widely expected to run for Fine Gael though this has yet to be confirmed.Read: 9 questions we’re asking ahead of the new political yearMary Hanafin: I’d love to run again but I don’t know if people will vote for melast_img read more

Study One Quarter of Downloaded Pirate Bay Files Are Fake

first_imgAdChoices广告 according to a new study by european researchers, somewhere in the neighborhood of a quarter of files downloaded from torrent sites like the pirate bay are not what the downloader is expecting. the study, performed primarily by academics based out of the universidad carlos iii de madrid sought to find out the motives behind torrent seedersin the process, the researchers discovered that 30 percent of 55,000 files (shared by 35 million ip addresses) were fakes. and, despited safeguards, a quarter of the files that were actually downloaded also ended up being fakes. according to the researchers, “major bittorrent portals are suffering from a systematic poisoning index attack that affects 30 percent of the published content.”as far as the intentions of seeders go, the researchers found that many are out to advertise faster tracking services and other paid site. fake content, meanwhile, is generally seeded by anti-piracy groups and users with more malicious intent.last_img read more

Facebook adds new accountlocking security with Malware Checkpoint

first_imgA little while back, Facebook began offering its users a choice of free antivirus protection — something they also tried back in 2010 with McAfee. Today, the Facebook blog has announced another new security offering: Malware Checkpoint. This time around, there’s more to it than just a simple download.Have you noticed odd activity on your Facebook account that makes you think your computer might be infected? Choose one of the Checkpoint options — either McAfee or Microsoft Security Essentials — to get the ball rolling. McAfee Scan and Repair is a portable app, and it won’t leave any annoying traces behind on your computer. MSE is the full download, so you shouldn’t install it if you’ve already got another full-blown anti-malware app running on your system. Running more than one such program at a time can seriously bog down your computer. Once you start the process, Facebook locks your account until scanning is complete — sort of.Choose the McAfee route, and you’ll need to keep your Facebook tab open until the scan completes. Until you see the Scan and Repair progress bar fill up and report back that your system is clean, you won’t be able to log in. The story’s a little different with MSE, however.Since MSE is a full install, there’s really no way for Facebook to tell whether or not you’ve actually checked your machine for malware. You’ll be shown a checkbox instead, so you can simply tick it to regain access to your account.At the end of the day, this move might be more about promoting the apps and services of two close Facebook pals, McAfee and Microsoft. Even if that’s the case, anything Facebook can do to get the average user a little bit more focused on securing their computer systems is welcome.More at Facebooklast_img read more

Discovery le retour sur Terre de la navette encore retardé

first_imgDiscovery : le retour sur Terre de la navette encore retardéCap Canaveral, États-Unis – La Nasa a une nouvelle fois retardé le retour sur Terre de la navette Discovery après sa mission de deux semaines sur la station spatiale internationale (ISS). C’est encore le mauvais temps qui a conduit l’agence spatiale à repousser l’atterrissage.La pluie et le brouillard ont contraint la Nasa à retarder l’atterrissage de Discovery et ses sept astronautes, prévu à 11H34 GMT ce mardi en Floride. En attendant que les conditions météorologiques s’améliorent à Cap Canaveral, le commandant Alan Poindexter et son équipage devront rester en orbite.Lundi déjà, le retour sur Terre de la navette avait dû être reporté à deux reprises en raison du mauvais temps. Si la situation ne s’améliore pas, l’agence spatiale américaine pourrait opter pour un retour sur la base d’Edwards, en Californie.Partis pour une mission de treize jours, les astronautes auront finalement passé deux semaines entières dans l’espace. La mission de Discovery consistait principalement en la livraison de plusieurs tonnes de matériel. Ils ont également remplacé un réservoir d’ammoniaque sur l’ISS, dont les travaux de construction sont désormais presque achevés. Il ne reste en effet plus que trois vols prévus pour les orbiteurs de la Nasa, avant qu’ils ne prennent leur retraite.Le 20 avril 2010 à 15:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Geek Deals Up Your Game for Just 1 With the Humble Software

first_imgOn the lookout for some simple solutions to streamline gaming and capture on your PC? Right now, the Up Your Game Humble Software Bundle is offering up services and applications designed with those tasks in mind. And since you can get something for as little as a dollar, there’s no reason not to jump in. • Humble Software Bundle: Up Your Game!Pay just one dollar to receive a program that offers in-game voice controls, a one-year subscription to Outfox, and a mobile device screen-mirroring app that lets you stream your smartphone games to your PC. On top of that, the folks at Humble are providing 10 percent off for your first month of the Humble Monthly subscription.Pay a minimum of $1VoiceBotOutfoxReflector 3Bonus: 10 percent off your first month of Humble MonthlyGo above the average price, and you’ll also unlock an app to improve a multi-monitor rig, one year of VyprVPN, and a license for Superposition Benchmark to see what your machine is really capable of.Beat the averageDisplayFusionVyprVPNSuperposition Benchmark (Advanced Edition)Plop down $20, you’ll get everything mentioned earlier plus Camtasia and Sangit. All in all, this is around $480 worth of content. And as an extra for subscribers to Humble Monthly, a $2 Humble Wallet credit is thrown in for good measure.Pay a minimum of $20Camtasia 9Snagit 13$2 Humble Wallet credit (Humble Monthly subscribers only)Keep in mind, Humble Bundles aren’t just about getting cool stuff on the cheap. They’re also nice oppurtunities to help charity. With this round, both the Prevent Cancer Foundation and The V Foundation are being highlighted. Both of these charities are rated four stars on Charity Navigator, and they’re doing their best to help fight cancer.Sale Ends: August 1st, 2018 at 11AM PTNote: Terms and conditions apply. See the Humble site for more information.For more great Humble deals, go to TechBargains.last_img read more

Trump seeks an edge in shutdown fight with TV address

first_imgWASHINGTON — Fighting for advantage in the government shutdown battle, President Donald Trump aimed to use a prime-time address Tuesday to convince Americans he needs billions of dollars from Congress for his long-promised border wall to resolve security and humanitarian problems he contends have reached a crisis pitch. He was sure to face intense pushback from Democrats.Following up his first Oval Office speech, Trump plans a personal visit to the Mexican border on Thursday as he tries to put pressure on newly empowered Democrats in the shutdown standoff. His Tuesday evening remarks were to be followed by a televised rebuttal from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who strongly oppose the wall and have repeatedly called on Trump to reopen shuttered portions of the government while border negotiations continue.Trump has been discussing the idea of declaring a national emergency to allow him to move forward with the wall without getting congressional approval for the $5.7 billion he’s requested. But the president was not expected to make that declaration Tuesday night, said two people familiar with the White House plans, although it was possible he could change course.Such an emergency declaration would represent a dramatic escalation of the dispute and would immediately draw legal challenges. It could potentially unlock military dollars for building the wall but would require the administration to make the case that the border situation was indeed a national crisis . While Trump has previously described the situation on the border that way — including when he directed active duty troops there ahead of the midterm elections— he has never signed an official proclamation.He will meet with Republican lawmakers at the Capitol on Wednesday.Before the speech, Trump dispatched Vice President Mike Pence to Capitol Hill, where he urged House Republicans to “stand strong” in support and said the White House wants to negotiate, according to people familiar with the conversation.last_img read more

Homeowner interrupts attempted burglary in Weston

first_imgWESTON, Fla. (WSVN) — Police are searching for a man who, they said, broke into a home in Weston before he was interrupted by the homeowner.The home invader used a crowbar to break through the front door of the house, located on Salerno Circle near Glades Parkway, Tuesday.He then wandered around inside.The homeowner arrived home with her baby as the crime was happening. She wasn’t hurt.The man left empty-handed in a red four-door vehicle.If you have any information on this break-in, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Retired Indian Army subedar detained on charges of being a foreigner in

first_imgSubedar Mohammed SanaullahAn Indian Army subedar, who retired after serving the country for 30 years, was detained by Assam Police on accusations of being a foreigner. Subedar Mohammed Sanaullah was detained for being an illegal immigrant by the declaration of the foreigners’ tribunal.Sanaullah’s cousin, retired army man Ajmal Hoque, told International Business Times, India, that the reason behind the decision of the tribunal judge was based on a false statement of Sanaullah claiming to have joined the army in 1978 when he was born in 1967.He said, “We showed the documents stating that he joined the army in 1987, they did not accept it. Sanaullah never gave any statement claiming that he joined in 1978. All of this is because of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the government is conspiring against the people who belong to the minority community. They want to throw us out of the country.”Another reason behind his detention was tweeted out by lawyer Aman Wadud which stated that he was not listed on the voters’ list in 1986 when he was 19 years old. But the minimum age of voting was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1989.Sanaullah had joined the Army in 1987. He was commissioned as a junior commission officer in 2014 and was then promoted to subedar and was later made Honorary Lieutenant. He retired in 2017 and started working as a sub-inspector with Assam Border Police. Assam Police had accused him of being a foreigner in 2018, Ajmal claimed.”The tribunal did not even accept the land documents he has because of a minor spelling mistake in the name. Now, what can we do if the spelling is not right? It is the responsibility of the government officials,” he added.Moreover, the police have been accusing him of being a foreigner without any proper investigation. The police claim that they have taken the statement of the subedar on two occasions. But according to his service report, he was on duty in Manipur during those two occasions as part of Operation Hifajat.Social media users around the country have condemned the incident.last_img read more