New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his sister and party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday condemned the brutal killing of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh district and demanded strict action against the accused. “The horrific murder of a little girl in Aligarh, UP has shocked and disturbed me. How can any human being treat a child with such brutality? This terrible crime must not go unpunished. The UP police must act swiftly to bring the killers to justice,” the Congress President tweeted. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Condemning the inhumane act, Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet: “The brutal murder in Aligarh is yet another inhuman, unspeakable crime against an innocent child. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain her parents must feel. What has become of us?” The Congress leaders’ remarks came days after the toddler’s badly mutilated body was found in a dumping ground near her house in Tappal town on June 2, three days after she went missing. According to the Uttar Pradesh Police, the victim was strangled to death and her eyes were gouged out after her parents allegedly failed to repay a loan of Rs 10,000. Two of the accused have been arrested.
Sanaa: More than 100 people are believed to have been killed when the Saudi-led coalition fighting Huthi rebels launched an air strike on a detention centre in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday. “We estimate over 100 people were killed,” Franz Rauchenstein, head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, told AFP after he travelled to the city of Dhamar where the air strikes hit. He said at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals in the city, which lies south of the capital Sanaa. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US The Saudi-led military coalition said earlier that it launched air strikes against a Huthi military target that “stores drones and missiles”. However, the Huthi television channel Al-Masirah said that “dozens were killed and injured” in seven air strikes that hit a building the rebels used as a prison. The ICRC has sent medical teams and hundreds of body bags to Dhamar, saying that it had visited detainees at the location before. “As we speak, the teams are working relentlessly to find survivors under the rubble” and are “currently collecting bodies,” Rauchenstein said, adding that the chances of finding anyone else alive in the heavy debris “are very low”.
Janet Jackson, GRAMMY Award-winning and Oscar nominated artist, entertainer and actor is lending her talent and powerful voice to support UNICEF in providing humanitarian assistance in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa, where 1.4 million children are at risk of severe malnutrition, a potentially deadly condition if left untreated.Video: UNICEF USA: Janet Jackson Pleads for Help in Fighting Child Malnutrition“We are all facing a silent emergency. So many children are at risk of losing their lives in the Sahel region of Africa because they don’t have food to eat,” said Jackson. “We must act now to save and protect children at risk from malnutrition — not just in emergencies — but for today and forever. I commit my heart, my love, and my resources to this effort. With your help and the leadership of UNICEF, we will bring change to West and Central Africa.”Jackson will be appearing in a Public Service Announcement and take to Twitter and Facebook with a message that children in the hard-hit Sahel region and across the globe can — and must — have access to proper food and other basic necessities to save and improve their lives. UNICEF has appealed for $248 million for this year to address the needs of children affected by chronic drought, rising food prices, and conflict in the semi-arid Sahel, a belt of land south of the Sahara desert.UNICEF’s response in the area focuses on providing immediate support to the most vulnerable children, including lifesaving therapeutic food, basic health services, and clean water to help safeguard against infectious diseases and diarrhea. Last year, 800,000 children’s lives were saved from severe malnutrition in the Sahel. It was the largest intervention of its kind in the history of the region, which encompasses the countries of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, The Gambia, Nigeria and Senegal.Globally, under-nutrition contributes to more than a third of deaths among children under the age of five. The physical and cognitive damage caused by not receiving enough of the right type of nutrients, especially in the first two years of life, is permanent. Lifelong physical and mental effects can include stunting, blindness, weakened immune systems, mental retardation, and other disabilities. While the damage cannot be treated, it can be prevented by providing expectant mothers, newborns and very young children with nutrients such as proteins, fat, and vitamins; and minerals such as vitamin A, iron, and zinc.“We must reject a world where children continue to die from hunger, in the 21st century, when we know that we have the resources to ensure that all children receive the right nutrition,” said Jackson. “I believe in a world where there are ZERO children dying of malnutrition and other preventable causes. That is why I will raise awareness and support for the lifesaving solutions that are available, and my promise to all children is to make sure that people around the world are listening and participating in the change that must happen. UNICEF is the best possible partner for this change. It is powerful to join them in this program.”Janet Jackson is a leading advocate in HIV/AIDS research and serves as an ambassador for amfAR. She is an iconic figure in popular culture. A six-time GRAMMY winner who has sold more than 100 million records, Jackson is one of the best-selling artists in the history of music. She is known for a series of innovative and socially conscious records, intricate choreography, as well as roles in television and films. She is an award winning writer, including her number one New York Times best selling book, True You, which reveals her private struggles with nutrition and self-esteem. “I understand what it means to starve intentionally. I understand what it means to eat obsessively. My battles with weight and self-esteem are so personal and yet the media has made them very public. I feel called upon to bring food and love to children who don’t have any,” said Jackson.How to help: For more information on the crisis in the Sahel or to make a tax-deductible contribution to UNICEF’s relief efforts, please contact the U.S. Fund for UNICEF: Website: www.unicefusa.org/sahel Toll free: 1-800-FOR-KIDS Mail: 125 Maiden Lane, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10038 As with any emergency, in the event that donations exceed anticipated needs, USF will redirect any excess funds to children in greatest need.Source:US Fund for UNICEF
James LeMoyne, who has been serving as United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s acting Special Adviser on Colombia since January, was today formally appointed to the post. Over the course of this year, Mr. LeMoyne has been in contact with the parties in Colombia, and has traveled to various parts of the country in support of peace talks. The envoy, who has worked in peace processes, complex crises and peace-building for 20 years, has been involved with the situations in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Haiti, the former Yugoslavia, Northern Ireland, Guatemala and Colombia. Before joining the UN, Mr. LeMoyne was a senior foreign correspondent and foreign policy analyst specializing in conflicts and peace processes in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. A United States citizen, Mr. LeMoyne was born in Germany and raised in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He has degrees from Harvard University, Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
Von Miller is speaking out about the four-game suspension he received for undisclosed reasons and which is currently being reviewed on appeal by the NFL. The Denver Broncos linebacker met with the media Wednesday and said he does not believe he let his team down.“I don’t think I let my teammates down,” Miller said. “Everybody has tough moments.”According to reports, in addition to the undisclosed reason he has been suspended this year, Miller has tested positive for amphetamines and marijuana in the past.When asked whether he still smokes pot, the NFL star said, “Absolutely not.”The linebacker would not reveal any other details about his suspension.“I’m obviously aware of the situation surrounding me, but out of respect for confidentiality … I can’t talk about it,” he said. “I can touch (on it) in more detail when the situation is resolved.”
AFTER REVEALING ITS own vision for hybrid self-driving cars, Ford’s latest experiment is an electric vehicle that uses sun rays to charge it.Ford Motors’ C-MAX Solar Energi Concept uses solar panels placed on the roof to charge the vehicle. It uses a special concentrator lens – similar to a magnifying glass – to direct strong sun rays onto the panels.The lens tracks the sun’s movement from east to west so that it can draw enough power to generate eight kilowatts of power each day. This means that the car can be charged at any time, provided there’s sunlight.With a full charge, Ford estimate that the car will have a range of 998 kilometers, including up to 34 electric-only kilometers.The company worked with Georgia Institute of Technology to find a way to amplify the sunlight and make such a concept work for daily use. If you’re in an area with low sunlight, the car also has a charge port built in.The vehicle will be shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week. After the event, the company will begin testing it in a number of real-world situations to help decide whether it would be suitable for commercial use. (Video: YouCar/YouTube)Read: Ford reveals its first self-driving research car >Read: Young drivers are more likely to crash due to mobile phone distraction >
We also see more cyclists taking to the roads and a general increase in traffic volumes. It all adds to the danger so the advice is as always to slow down and expect the unexpected.To reduce the risk of glare, drivers are encouraged to keep their windscreen clean and replace worn or damaged windscreen wipers.Faughnan said people who are suffering from hay fever should get someone else to drive if possible.“If you must get behind the wheel, close windows and air vents to reduce pollen grains in the car and wear wraparound sunglasses to reduce eye irritation.“Make sure any medication you’re taking doesn’t cause drowsiness and clean mats and carpets regularly to get rid of dust,” he added.Tyres and engine Faughan said that, as well as paying extra attention to their own driving behaviour, motorists should make sure their tyres and engine are in good condition.“If tyres are in poor condition then this sort of weather will really test them. Make sure you check tyres regularly, for condition and pressures, and increase pressures to suit extra loads,” he advised.High temperatures can also put a heavy demand on a vehicle’s engine components. It’s advisable to check the coolant and cooling system regularly to avoid overheating, as well as checking the engine oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid to make sure that they’re all at the recommended levels.According to the AA Rescue team, more breakdowns occur in the Dublin region around beaches and lakes than other areas at this time of year. There is also a tendency for the number of breakdowns to increase in areas such as the southeast and west during good weather.One of the most common reasons for an AA Rescue call-out is the air condition run-off being mistaken as a water leak from the car. Jun 24th 2018, 2:28 PM By Órla Ryan Image: Shutterstock/John-Alex http://jrnl.ie/4089111 34 Comments Sun glare can cause problems for drivers. Drivers advised to take extra caution during hottest week of the year Higher temperatures can cause problems for tyres and engines, as well as people who suffer from hay fever. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Sun glare can cause problems for drivers. Image: Shutterstock/John-Alex MOTORISTS HAVE BEEN advised to take extra caution during what is forecast to be the hottest week of the year so far.Temperatures are set to hit the high 20s this week, Met Éireann has said.In a statement released today, AA Ireland said: “Although a week of sunshine is most definitely welcomed, the change in weather can pose extra challenges for motorists.“Behind the wheel of a car you are never more than a careless moment away from danger, so staying focused on your driving on hot days is of utmost importance.”The organisation said high temperatures can result in “an increase in stress levels while driving as there are more pedestrians on the street than usual”.Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs, noted that harsh sunlight and glare can make it difficult to see vulnerable road users.“We know that a week like this will see lots of kids out and about, and you never know when a child could run out on the street after a football. 28,556 Views Share93 Tweet Email1 Sunday 24 Jun 2018, 2:28 PM
There are a number of things you probably take into account when deciding to pop a pill. How effective is it going to be? Are there side effects? How many can I fit in a balloon? Can I operate heavy machinery after taking it? Not usually high on the list is, “how will it look dissolving in my stomach?” The answer to that one, if you care, appears to be universally “weird.” The Macro Room YouTube account has an assortment of pill dissolving on video, and it’s surprisingly wild, yet strangely poetic.The first pills are thought to date to around 1,500 BCE and were referenced on Egyptian papyruses. These were just bread dough filled with medicinal ingredients — much less advanced than what we have today. Now, pills are precisely formulated with large doses of medication and small enough to be easily swallowed, whether you’re at a doctor’s office, a rave, or hanging out with Louis in Left 4 Dead.The video includes both capsules and tablets dissolving. Capsules, of course, have a shell typically made of gelatin that contains the medicine in gel or liquid form. That’s the first one you see dissolved in the video. Then, it’s on to caplets. These solid mixtures of medicine and binders look less slimy coming apart, but no less interesting. The end of the video includes a mixture of pills all dissolving at once — it’s strangely satisfying to watch. Just think of all the wonderful sights happening inside our own bodies we’ll never get to witness.
New signing Clement Lenglet is confident he will adapt to the Barcelona’s style of play as he reacts to his latest club’s switch that happened on Thursday.Barcelona activated the £31.7m release clause in Lenglet’s previous contract to complete a deal for a switch.“My style? I’m left-footed and I like bringing the ball out. I try to play hard but without making many fouls, although sometimes I make them! It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, it’s unique, something incredible. You have to get used to Barcelona.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It’s a style of play totally different from other clubs, so I’ll try to adapt as quickly as possible. Everything will be a little demanding. I don’t know how long it’ll be like that for, but everything motivates me.“It motivates me to play at a stadium like Camp Nou, playing with Messi, in the Champions League and being able to win it, winning La Liga, the Copa. Everything went through quickly and everyone’s happy. I’m at one of the best teams in the world” Lenglet said, according to Sports Mole.Lenglet’s five-year contract at Camp Nou includes a release clause of £265m.
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 24, 2017 – The reward for information in the armed robbery and shooting of former Premier and businessman, Galmo Williams has gone up by $10,000… and is now $30,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, February 22, 2018 – Kingston – The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is imploring Jamaicans to be vigilant about their heart health and aware of the indicators that may point to the development or existence of cardiac conditions.Speaking with JIS News, Cardiologist at the HFJ, Dr. Rohan Wilks, says it is important that persons know their blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels, as these numbers are critical in determining their risk for heart disease.“For the blood pressure, there are two numbers which come into play, the systolic (upper number), which should be less than 120 and the diastolic (lower number) which should be less than 80. The number is, therefore, read as 118 over 75, for example,” he explains.As it relates to cholesterol readings, it must be noted that there is bad and good cholesterol, and normal readings should be 3.5 for low-density lipoprotein (LDL/Bad Cholesterol) and the good cholesterol or HDL number should be between 35 to 65 for men and 35 to 80 for women.Meanwhile, blood sugar readings are measured by weight in milligrams per decilitre (mg/dL) or in millimoles per litre (mmol/L). In a person without diabetes, blood sugar should be between 70 and 100 mg/dL or 3.8 and 5.5 mmol/L. It is important to note that after a meal, blood sugar can rise up to 120mg/dL or 6.7mmol/L.Dr. Wilks says that there are other patterns that are looked at as it relates to patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, such as waking blood sugar, and before and after meal readings. In addition to their numbers, Dr. Wilks is advising persons, who are displaying symptoms such as chest pains, shortness of breath, heart racing or sudden loss of consciousness to consult their physician.“These symptoms do not necessarily guarantee the presence of a heart condition, but give sufficient cause to seek advice. The general practitioner is able to interview the patient, make necessary checks and ascertain whether any further assessments need to be done,” he points out.Persons, who are predisposed to heart conditions because of family history or chronic conditions, including hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes, should pay special attention to their heart health.Dr. Wilks says a patient may be required to do a screening test called an electrocardiogram (ECG) in order to establish whether there is a heart condition. He explains that the test will provide a reading of the electrical activity or rhythm of the heart, which is displayed on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen. The physician is able to assess the peaks and dips recorded on the screen to determine whether the rhythm of the heart is normal.“The patient is notified of the findings from the ECG and, if necessary, additional probes may be requested by the physician. This may come in the form of an echocardiogram, which is essentially an ultrasound of the chest and shows detailed images of the heart’s structure and function,” Dr. Wilks says.Holter monitoring is another exploratory testing option available for patients. The monitor is a portable device, which is worn by the individual for 24 to 72 hours and is used to detect heart rhythm irregularities that are not discovered during a regular ECG exam.Stress testing, cardiac catheterisation, cardiac computerised tomography (CT) scan or cardiac magnetic resonance imagings (MRI) are other available options. Cardiac catheterisation is the most intrusive of these tests and involves the insertion of a narrow catheter into a vein or artery, which is guided toward the heart. A dye is subsequently injected and observed on an X-ray screen to monitor the blood flow to the heart and check for any abnormalities.The MRI is an imaging test, which provides pictures to help the physician evaluate the patient’s heart.Release: JIS Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
Written by NNPAViewers will hear about Ken Chenault from Oprah Winfrey, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Warren Buffett, NBA legends and Hall of Famers Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. and many othersChicago, Illinois – The HistoryMakers announces the one-on-one interview program, An Evening with Ken Chenault. The hour-long program provides a rare, inside, look into the life and career of one of America’s most successful CEOs – Ken Chenault. The program is hosted by CBS sportscaster and NFL network host James “J.B.” Brown and serves up a master class on corporate and civic leadership featuring interviews from those who know and have worked with Chenault during his phenomenal career.Over the next two to three years, according to Richardson, The HistoryMakers will focus on adding 150 additional interviews of noted African American business leaders to its collection – increasing its BusinessMakers category to 500. (Image of Ken Chenault, Black Enterprise / YouTube)Viewers will hear from Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett; former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns; Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier; Lazard Freres Senior Managing Director Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.; Media legend Oprah Winfrey; Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group David Rubenstein; former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Harvard President Larry Bacow and former Harvard University President Drew Faust; NBA legends and Hall of Famers Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr.; Chair of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Katherine Farley; his sons Kenneth and Kevin Chenault and his wife, Kathryn Chenault, among many others. An Evening With Ken Chenault peers behind the veil of Chenault’s rise to the head of one of the world’s most successful companies, and sheds light on his effective leadership as well as his legacy.“We’re excited to have produced the ‘must see’ program,” says Julieanna Richardson, Founder and President, The HistoryMakers. Having the opportunity to showcase the life and career of the most preeminent business leaders of our time – Ken Chenault presents a unique master class on corporate and civic leadership.Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett describes Chenault “as one of the greatest leaders of our time. He is a leader, he is competitive, and he is smart. The real test of leadership is when you go up the mountain and your troops follow you,” says Buffett. “They follow you because they believe in you and they believe you do see the value over the top mountain. If they don’t see it, they will still follow.”Chenault when asked about his legacy ends the program saying: “My most important legacy that I can leave is that I made a meaningful difference in people’s lives, I hope I have been a catalytic agent for change,” says Chenault. “I firmly believe that none of us should be satisfied by the status quo—you should always try to change the status quo.”Check your local listings for An Evening with Ken Chenault starting Sunday, February 3.Over the next two to three years, according to Richardson, The HistoryMakers will focus on adding 150 additional interviews of noted African American business leaders to its collection – increasing its BusinessMakers category to 500. Some of those already interviewed include Johnson Publishing founder John H. Johnson, former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Motown founder Berry Gordy, RadioOne founder Cathy Hughes, and Ariel Investments President, Mellody Hobson.Currently, the history of African Americans in business make up less than one percent of Harvard Business School case studies, and there are no dedicated exhibits or collection of African American business leaders in any of the nation’s repositories.“It is critical to show the world that African Americans have had an active role to play in both entrepreneurship and in corporate America,” said Richardson. “This story has been overlooked for far too long and deserves to be highlighted.”BusinessMakers interviews will give The HistoryMakers unique context that can be aggregated and packaged for delivery in a variety of distribution formats for different audiences such as corporations, higher education, museums and media.The HistoryMakers, a 501 (c) (3) national non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, is dedicated to recording and preserving the personal histories of well-known and unsung African Americans. It is the largest video oral history archive of its kind, and the only massive attempt, since the WPA Slave Narratives of the 1930’s, to record the African American experience in the first voice. In 2014, it was announced that the Library of Congress would serve as the permanent repository for The HistoryMakers Collection. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, interviewed by The HistoryMakers in 2010, added, “The HistoryMakers archive provides invaluable first-person accounts of both well-known and unsung African-Americans, detailing their hopes, dreams and accomplishments—often in the face of adversity, this culturally important collection is a rich and diverse resource for scholars, teachers, students and documentarians seeking a more complete record of our nation’s history and its people.” To date, the organization has interviewed more than 3,200 HistoryMakers, with the goal of creating an archive of 5,000 interviews (30,000 hours) for the establishment of a one-of-a-kind digital archive.For more information, visit The HistoryMakers website at: http://www.pbs.org/program/evening-ken-chenault/ and to view trailer of An Evening With Ken Chenault, click here: https://www.pbs.org/show/evening-ken-chenault/
TinderFocused more towards younger folks, Tinder has changed the way online dating works. Where other sites work like StarCraft, this is more like Candy Crush – fewer strategic decisions, more impulse, and reflex. And yet, somehow it manages to work. Tinder is one of the most popular online dating options in the world right now, with an extremely low barrier to entry. It remains to be seen whether the swiping model is having a neurological effect on our brains, but who cares? Get on out there and date! Back in the early days of the Internet, there was something of a stigma attached to online dating. It was considered sort of nerdy to depend on a computer to match you up with a mate as opposed to the old-fashioned methods of hitting on strangers at bars or being introduced to someone by a coworker. But as time passed and technology improved, we started to do more and more stuff online – including romance.Now it’s distressingly normal to meet the love of your life over a data connection, and some of the matchmaking services have been in business long enough that if they were people they could go get a drink after work. Come with us on a journey into the wild and wooly world of online dating as we spotlight the leading services and tell you how to make the most of them. Bump this classic jam and start scrolling, friend.Booting Up Your Booty CallLet’s lead off with some basic tips on making the most of your online dating experience. Theoretically, it’s a level playing field, but some people managed to rack up matches more than others, and there’s a strategy to it. Here are the cheat codes.AdChoices广告Put Your Best Foot ForwardLet’s be frank: the whole ecosystem of online dating is calibrated around snap judgments. If you’re the kind of person that others have to warm up to, you might have a tough time. But you can make the best of things by polishing your profile to present your best attributes first. This extends to photography, too: make sure that they’re clear and honest but flattering. Maybe don’t take the shot in front of the wall of katanas or holding the anime body pillow. You can bring those up on the second date.Don’t Take It Too PersonalOne of the biggest lessons of online dating is that you’re never going to able to communicate your true personality to somebody on the other end of a screen. So if you send a message to someone and don’t get a response, don’t let it drag you down. It’s a numbers game, and if you don’t put yourself out there you won’t get any results at all. Move on, play the field, and eventually you’ll find your match.Stay PositiveOne of the biggest turnoffs in online dating is negativity. Sure, you might have strong opinions on the decline of your favorite franchise or national politics, but keep it out of your profile. Nobody’s expecting you to be a Pollyanna, but phrases like “I hate” will make potential matches bail on your profile. It’s science!Don’t Waste Your TimeWhile it may seem like the polite thing to do to respond to messages from everybody, if you don’t feel a connection don’t draw things out. It’s not only a waste of your time, but also the person on the other end of the line. Many people use online dating services as ways to practice their flirting skills or raise their self-esteem, but that’s not fair to people actually looking for a partner. Don’t be that guy.Here’s a rundown of the sites and services that we’re most familiar with.ZooskFounded by a duo of Iranian immigrants, Zoosk has a solid reputation as a data-driven dating service that delivers. Originally coded as a Facebook market research app that let users upload and rate videos, the founders discovered that people were using it to arrange hookups, and in 2014 they transitioned into a model where users had to purchase subscriptions to send messages. Instead of relying on questionnaires to develop your personality profile, Zoosk uses “behavioral matchmaking” that monitors your activities on the site and delivers profiles based on it. There are a bunch of different activities and ways to communicate as well, and with a massive user base this is a good all-purpose option.Adult Friend FinderWidely regarded as the dirtiest of the online dating services, Adult Friend Finder has a reputation for sleaze. But you know, we’re all adults here – sometimes even friendly adults – and there’s no shame in our game. Founder Andrew Conru claims to have created the first online personals site in 1995, and in 1996 created early social network FriendFinder. He soon realized that people were getting horny on there, and AdultFriendFinder was born. Over the years, it’s morphed slowly to a hybrid site that offers both matchmaking and webcam streaming. Let’s be honest with ourselves here: this isn’t the site you’re going to go to to find a long-term soulmate, but online dating is a flower with many petals, some sleazier than the others. Elite SinglesDon’t get sweated by the name – you don’t have to be in the top 1% to use this site. What you do need with a little free time, as the signup process is incredibly exhaustive. Working as an alternative to mobile systems like Tinder, Elite Singles requires new signups to complete a massive questionnaire with tons of fields, and then not only uses those answers to generate matches but also highlights your similarities when you browse their profiles. If you’re willing to put in the work, users love the quality of the matches they receive. This is the service to use if you’re on the market for a long-term relationship.eHarmonyOne of the most well-established sites in the online dating sphere, eHarmony has remained resolutely unchanged since it was founded in 2000. With a patented 29-axis matching system that has been pairing people up for nearly two decades, there’s no way to browse everybody because it restricts you only to see the people the algorithm thinks you’ll vibe with. The site got some pushback from its religious roots and exclusion of same-sex matches, but they’ve been catching up with the 21st century. eHarmony is one of the best values in the online dating sphere. Stay on target New Tinder Alert Protects LGBTQ Users in Hostile NationsYouPorn’s New ‘Sexy Lingo’ Web App Helps You Flirt in Different Languages Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
As soon as it was announced that Sony Pictures was going to let Paul Feig make an all-female remake of 1984’s Ghostbusters, all hell broke loose. Love it or hate it, rejuvenating old franchises to sell to new audiences is still popular in Hollywood and Ghostbusters comes out July 15th to try and reintroduce the concepts of proton packs, ghost traps, and New York City spectres to the zeitgeist.Ahead of the film’s release, the official novelization by author Stacia Deutsch has been released and contains the basic outline for the movie, including some of the jokes and set pieces that have appeared in the trailers.If you can’t hold your containment units or don’t mind slight spoilers (no one is giving away the ending here!), continue on to learn about how these new Ghostbusters compare to the first team.First, a word of warning: the novelization of the Ghostbusters movie written by an author who also wrote installments of the Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children book series is not actually a good book by the standard of books. Deutsch isn’t interested in adding any complexity to the plot as it is going to appear on screen.Without having seen the Paul Feig movie, I can’t be sure, but the book reads like the author had access to a draft of the screenplay and used it as beat-by-beat plot notes. When the villain, Rowan, first appears he is introduced by his full name in the prose (it’s Rowan North) even though he’s supposed to be a mysterious figure. At one point about a third through the book, the prose refers to the four main characters as “The Ghostbusters” even though no one in-universe has named them “the Ghostbusters” yet.As a book, Ghostbusters is no good. It reads like a barely elaborated-upon screenplay, which means the plot in the book could closely mirror what we see on screen. There’s already evidence that the materials Deutsch had access to wasn’t shot-on-film takes from the movie, as line readings that appear in the novel have appeared in trailers with major additions. The biggest takeaway after reading Ghostbusters is an as-for-now unquenchable thirst to see these scenes performed by professional actors and comedians.Take, for example, Kate McKinnon’s character Jillian Holtzmann. There’s a paragraph in the book that describes Holtzmann dancing to music in her lab. The book doesn’t mention what song is playing (You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees gets name dropped later on, so the song for this sequence must have not been in the screenplay), but it describes how Holtzmann sets a paper towel dispenser on fire, grabs a fire extinguisher, executes a spin, and puts the fire out, all while dancing. It’s just a few lines on the page, but without seeing how Kate McKinnon is dancing or hearing what song is playing, it’s hard to picture if the joke in the final project will be funny. Knowing McKinnon’s talent for performance, we have this scene to look forward to.Leslie Jones’ MTA worker Patty is probably the best portrayed in the book, just because she’s not a scientist with a quirky personality like the other three. Instead of assuming that Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are going to be able to perform a rap about the thin barrier between the spirit world and the real world by reading prose, Patty’s dialogue establishes her as a character who wants to help because she wants to have friends, not because she has an axe to grind with scientific institutions. Patty has good lines in all the scenes she’s in, the other women’s humor feels like it could go either way depending on the final cut of the film.The characters of Erin (Wiig) and Abby (Melissa McCarthy) are empty nothings without the actresses portraying them. Erin is not Pete Venkman, instead she’s much more insecure in her academic career. Abby isn’t Ray Stenz, she’s much more motivated than that and seems to be colder towards Erin than Ray ever was towards Pete or Egon (even in Ghostbusters 2). Erin left Abby at a crucial moment in their paranormal investigating career (which it seems like we’ll revisit in flashback) and Abby has never forgiven Erin.Both characters presumably get to do some slapstick, with Abby getting possessed and vomiting ectoplasm and Erin being restrained while she’s trying to warn the Mayor (Andy Garcia). Both of those scenes have had shots end up in trailers and are already much more entertaining than the description of them was. The plot hinges on the question of when these two are going to forgive each other and how much trust can be regained between old friends.The other aspect of the story that depends on actually seeing the movie are the designs of the ghosts and equipment. The novelization doesn’t spend a lot of time describing the apparitions and gadgets we’re not familiar with. When slime first appears in the prologue, the novel calls it ectoplasm right off the bat. When Holtzmann shows up with a PKE meter, we’re told in simple terms. However, the first pass at the proton pack has some sort of collar that goes around Kristen Wiig to ground the machine and is too heavy for an individual to lift…what does that look like? The Ghostbusters come across dozens of ghosts in the story and unless they are Slimer or a ghost parade balloon shaped like the Stay Puffed Marshmallow man, the spectres are not described beyond the bare minimum (like a screenplay).It’s easy to pick out the characters who are inserted to be cameos by the original cast with two exceptions: the Annie Potts (Janine) is referred to as “he” in the text, and the Dan Ackroyd cameo only makes a one line appearance at the end of a scene. The Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson cameos all make it into the novelization with lines and everything. None of the cameos will be longer than a few minutes with Murray’s potentially taking up the most time (and having the most memorable contribution).References to the original film stand out, especially when the novel is constantly calling attention to them. The firehouse that the original team famously used as a base does make an appearance, the movie bends over backwards to make the logo’s reintroduction feel organic, but most of the references are structural. These Ghostbusters feel like they’re being forced to jump through the same hoops as the original, just in terms more suited for 2016 (the comedy is broader, for one).The plots have similarities even if Rowan isn’t an Ivo Shandor clone (for one, Rowan appears in the film very early on, where as Shandor was dead by the time 1984 Ghostbusters started). The main difference is that this Ghostbusters doesn’t have a Dana Barrett character that is a romantic interest outside the Ghostbusters, instead it uses Kevin (Chris Hemsworth) for comedic and not romantic purposes.The greatest takeaway from the Ghostbusters novelization – which, again, I do not suggest you read – was a re-focusing of expectations. My hopes weren’t dashed by the plot that tries to re-do Ghostbusters about a four-way ghost busting friendship instead of a romance, that was good. Then again, so much of how enjoyable this movie is depends on the performance of the four lead actresses and the design of the world they inhabit. The book chose not to attempt describing or elaborating beyond the bare minimum, that was bad.The sky isn’t falling, nor is Ghostbusters going to be the biggest hit of 2016. We’re exactly in the middle, awaiting an actual film.
Company reps at the demo said the projector could be used to share images or video with others that are nearby and could even be used to play video games. In the demo, images projected on a screen were up to 50 inches, which is certainly big enough to watch movies or give slide shows. It’s also pretty easy to imagine users conversing via Skype, or cruising the Internet while in bed with web pages displayed on the ceiling.Samsung did not announce pricing nor an availability date for the Beam, but expectations are that it will land in stores sometime in the second quarter of this year. Citation: Samsung announces the Galaxy Beam Smartphone with built-in projector (2012, February 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-samsung-galaxy-smartphone-built-in-projector.html (PhysOrg.com) — Cell phones are great, but one of their limitations is the size of the screen, which of necessity has to be small. To get around this problem, engineers have been for years toying with the idea of building a projector into the phone so that images can be displayed on any nearby flat surface. Unfortunately, until now, such phones proved too bulky for users to accept. Now, however, Samsung appears to have jumped that hurdle as it announces the Galaxy Beam, a new, small, thin and lightweight phone that has a projector built into it that allows users to project whatever is on the screen onto any nearby surface. Samsung Intros AMOLED Beam, Its Latest Beam Projector Mobile Phone © 2011 PhysOrg.com Most who have seen a demo of the Beam at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona agree that it’s a game changer. Not only is the phone able to project stuff onto walls but the stuff it projects is bright (15 lumens) clear and sharp. And it’s just 12.5mm thick, which is of course slightly more than some of its non-projector competitors, but well within comfort range. Oddly, the phone demoed was running Google Android 2.3 rather than Ice Cream Sandwich, on a 1GHz dual-core processor; something that will likely change once the phone is officially released. It also has 8GB of internal memory, a 5MP camera and a 2000mAh battery to keep the phone running despite the extra demands of the projector. Explore further When looking down holding the phone in the palm of the hand, the projected image is shot out of the lens onto a nearby wall (sort of like holding a flashlight). If the phone is held upright, the image is projected onto the ceiling. It’s the first mainstream phone to offer everyday customers in-phone projection. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… He’s in troubleThe 29-year-old Folau plays for the local team the Waratahs and Australian national team, the Wallabies.The heads of Rugby Australia (RA) and New South Wales Rugby are hauling him into a meeting on Tuesday morning.Both organizations condemned Folau’s comments but haven’t made it clear what, if any, repercussions he might face.‘Israel’s comment reflects his personal religious beliefs, however it does not represent the view of Rugby Australia or NSW Rugby,’ said RA CEO, Raelene Castle.‘We are aligned in our view that rugby is a game for all, regardless of sexuality, race, religion or gender, which is clearly articulated in Rugby’s inclusion policy.’The Wallabies major sponsor, Qantas Airways, also spoke out against his comments.‘As a sponsor of Rugby Australia, we’re supportive of their approach towards tolerance and inclusion, which aligns with our own,’ a Qantas spokesperson told Fox Sports.‘We’ve made it clear to Rugby Australia that we find the comments very disappointing.’It is not the first time Folau has got himself into hot water with his controversial comments.Last year, he made it clear he would vote ‘no’ to Australia’s postal survey vote about legalizing same-sex marriage.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Rugby player Israel Folau’s car has been confiscated after anti-gay commentsRugby star offered to give up lucrative contract after anti-gay commentsRugby star dodges punishment for saying God’s plan for gays is ‘HELL’Read the full article on Gaystarnews: :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/rugby-star-is-a-persecuted-prophet-for-anti-gay-comment-backlash/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Israel Folau. | Photo: Twitter/@izzyfolau On 2 April – Folau’s birthday – he said God’s plan for gay people was ‘HELL’ unless they repented for their sins.The comment drew the ire of many who said he should lose his job and sponsorship deals.But the devoutly Christian player tweeted a Bible verse yesterday which suggests he might see himself as a ‘persecuted prophet.Folau posted the Matthew 5 verse and highlighted two sections of it.‘Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake,’ Folau highlighted first.‘Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.’ #allglorytoGod pic.twitter.com/6XwkEV6GrH— Israel Folau (@IzzyFolau) April 8, 2018 GAYSTARNEWS- It looks like Australian rugby union star, Israel Folau, won’t be backing down from an anti-gay comment he made on Instagram.
Related posts:Cuba’s Castro celebrates thaw with US but holds tough during speech in Costa Rica Bolivia’s Evo Morales: Obama should lift the embargo and return Guantánamo Naval base to Cuba White House travel exemptions to Cuba do not cover tourism Latin American and Caribbean family photo HAVANA, Cuba – Cuban President Raúl Castro Tuesday railed against U.S. spying as he opened a summit of Latin American and Caribbean leaders, a group set up by Venezuela’s late anti-Western leader Hugo Chávez to counter U.S. influence.The meeting – which began with a moment of silence for the late leader – was hosted by Chávez’s closest ally, communist Cuba, in a major diplomatic coup for a country Washington has tried to isolate through a five-decade-old trade embargo.Analysts said it sends a strong signal to the United States that the region will no longer accept Cuba’s isolation – even if U.S. policy is unlikely to change.Castro, trading his usual general uniform for a dark blue suit, used his opening remarks in part to fiercely criticize the vast U.S. phone and email spying operation that has raised international consternation, especially among allies such as Mexico and Brazil included among surveillance targets.The secretive NSA program, details of which were leaked by former U.S. contractor Edward Snowden, “raises concerns about its potential to cause international conflicts,” Castro said, adding that the world needs to “prevent cyberspace from becoming a theater of military operations.”And he suggested the United States – referring obliquely to “the so-called ‘centers of power’” – was not ready to give up its “control of the rich region.”Standing with CubaThe CELAC bloc of 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations was the culmination of an effort by Chávez to bring together both right-wing and leftist governments to counter the influence of the United States.The group will declare itself “diverse but united” Wednesday, when it signs a more than 80-point statement that also hints at distancing the region from the United States, whose influence has been weakening in recent years.The meeting in Cuba also allows leaders to make a statement about the region’s commitment to Havana.“Today, Cuba is the capital of our America,” Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega said as he arrived for the meeting.Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla arrived Monday night and is expected to discuss efforts to mitigate climate change and drug trafficking, AmeliaRueda.com reported. Chinchilla will deliver a speech on Tuesday, and then accept the presidency pro tempore of CELAC on behalf of Costa Rica on Wednesday.And Monday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declared “Brazil wants to be a first-order economic ally to Cuba,” at a ceremony marking the opening of a major container port, partly funded by Brazil and a major outlet for an island nation excluded from U.S. trade.“The creation of a common political space is essential for our region,” said Castro, 82, in his opening remarks at a ceremony attended by U.N. secretary general Ban Ki-moon and heads of state from around the region.Communist “Cuba has never had such a strong show of support from across the region,” said Arturo López-Levy at the University of Denver.However, “the United States is not going to change (its isolationist policy toward Cuba) just because a lot of regional leaders visit Havana,” stressed Patricio Navia, a New York University political scientist.The summit’s “Havana Declaration,” to be signed Wednesday, touches on issues ranging from combatting poverty and illiteracy to disarmament.It urges agricultural development and food security, technological and scientific cooperation, and affirms a “zone of peace” for the 600 million people across the region. It was prepared by delegates from the attending countries during diplomatic wrangling since the weekend.Wednesday’s session will also offer the first opportunity for Peru leader Ollanta Humala and Chile leader Sebatian Piñera, to meet after the U.N.’s top court ruled in Lima’s favor in a maritime border dispute. Facebook Comments
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