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Londons Heathrow Airport halts departures for drone report

first_imgLondon’s Heathrow Airport says flight departures have been suspended as a precaution after a reported drone sighting.The suspension of takeoffs from Britain’s busiest airport was announced shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday.Airport officials say they are working closely with police to clarify the situation.The report follows the pre-Christmas shutdown of London’s Gatwick Airport for parts of three consecutive days due to reported drone sightings.The Gatwick closure led to more than 100,000 people being stranded or delayed, the worst ever drone-related disruption at an international airport.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Four countries on track to graduate from UN list of least developed

Bhutan, Kiribati, Sao Tome and Principe and the Solomon Islands have increased national earning power and improved access to health care and education, making them eligible to exit the group of least developed countries (LDCs).“This is an historic occasion,” said Jose Antonio Ocampo, chair of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), noting that only five countries have graduated since the UN established the LDC category in 1971.LDCs are assessed using three criteria: health and education targets; economic vulnerability and gross national income per capita.Countries must meet two of the three criteria at two consecutive triennial reviews of the CDP to be considered for graduation.The Committee will send its recommendations to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for endorsement, which will then refer its decision to the UN General Assembly.For CDP member Diane Elson, a professor at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom, Thursday’s announcement was good news for millions of women in rural areas.She pointed out that the latest session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), currently under way in New York, is discussing the challenges facing this population.“The success of the countries that are graduating reflects things like the improvement of the health and the education of the population, which extends to rural women, and the increase in incomes in the country, which extends to rural women,” she said.However, Ms. Elson stressed that the countries will need continued international support because they remain vulnerable to external shocks, including the impact of climate change.Mr. Ocampo said this vulnerability is particularly evident in Pacific Island states such as Kiribati. UN Photo/Mark GartenJosé Antonio Ocampo (centre), Chair of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP), along with Committee member Diane Elson (right), briefs journalists as guests at the noon briefing. On the left is Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.Globally, there are 47 LDCs, according to the UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.The majority, 33, are in Africa, while 13 can be found in the Asia-Pacific region, and one is in Latin America.In the 47 years of the LDC category’s existence, only five countries have graduated (Botswana, Cabo Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Maldives and Samoa)The CDP said two more countries, Vanuatu and Angola, are scheduled for graduation over the next three years.Nepal and Timor-Leste also met the criteria but were not recommended for graduation at this time, due to economic and political challenges.That decision will be deferred to the next CDP triennial review in 2021, according to Mr. Ocampo.Bangladesh, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar met the graduation criteria for the first time but would need to do so for a second time to be eligible for consideration. read more

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Scania featuring strong product and service offering at AIMEX

first_imgScania Australia will showcase the wide variety of business solutions it provides for the mining industry – along with its acclaimed  vehicles – on Stand 5220 during AIMEX -September 6-9. The Scania approach is designed to provide maximum availability of assets to mining operators by correctly specifying a vehicle for its intended purpose and supporting this with regular maintenance that ensures factory-trained technicians keep it in tip-top condition, while using only genuine Scania replacement parts.The company offers a remote area servicing option where experienced technicians can be flown to a site to provide routine maintenance, enhancing uptime. It is also working on a plan to fit mobile workshops to the back of its trucks so these facilities can be available on site.Scania supplies mine vehicles in a variety of configurations, from 6×4 and 8×4, to 6×6 and 8×8, including hub-reduction units for use in very arduous terrain. Scania mining trucks are commonly used as water carts, fuel and lubricant service vehicles as well as explosives delivery vehicles. Then there are its heavy haulage road train prime movers that are rated up to 200 t GVM. At AIMEX, Scania will feature a mine service vehicle cab/chassis, the Scania 8×4 G 400 which is suitable for work as a water carrier, fuel or lube service vehicle.Two of the company’s senior executives from Sweden will also attend AIMEX to talk to business partners.Scania cab configurations range from the practical and flexible G-series to the more spacious R-series – voted International Truck of the Year in 2010. Scania provides high torque six-cylinder and V8 engines, which all comply with current emission standards and are exceptionally fuel-efficient.In addition to on-site work trucks, Scania is also expert at crew transport, offering a fully imported crew bus, the Scania-Higer A30, which can seat up to 61 people. Scania crew buses have been chosen by some of thebiggest names in mining in Australia for their durability and reliability in very challenging conditions.Scania also offers stationary engines for power generation and water pumping. These feature a modular design to simplify servicing and increase parts commonality.“Scania has the answer to many mining operators’ questions, with our comprehensive product offer, our wide-ranging and innovative after sales support and our can-do attitude,” says Robert Taylor, Scania General Manager, Mining Products. “If there’s something a mining operator wants that we don’t already supply, we’ll work with them to find solutions towards fulfilling that need.”Scania mine vehicles are used on mining sites all over the world, including South America, Southeast Asia and South Africa, as well as in Australia.last_img read more

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Firefox 19 finally delivers builtin PDF viewer brings themes to Android version

first_imgMozilla’s excited about the fact that Firefox 19 has finally brought a built-in PDF viewer to its browsers’ stable release channel. But while the Foundation zeroes in on how PDF.js lets Firefox users “browse the Web without interruption,” there’s a much bigger benefit than convenience. With an integrated PDF viewer now available in Firefox, there are now hundreds of millions of additional web surfers who don’t need to rely on spearphishing phavorite Adobe Reader.PDF.js was almost ready to go in time for the release of Firefox 18, but Mozilla left the viewer disabled by default. Now that the switch has been flipped, of course, the opposite is true: you can jump over to about:config if you’d like to leave the built-in PDF viewer disabled and ignore Acrobat files on the web altogether — or view them using the Adobe Reader plug-in if you like to live dangerously. There aren’t any other user-facing changes that are really noticeable, though Firefox 19 startup times have been reduced.Firefox for Android has been upgraded, too. Among the additions are support for Mozilla’s lightweight themes (formerly known as Personas, but that branding is now being reserved for the in-browser identity project). There’s not much interface there to cover up anyway, but it’s always nice to added control over how your browser looks and functions. The bar for entry has been lowered in Firefox 19, too.With the new stable version, any device that runs a processor 600MHz or faster can now enjoy Mozilla’s mobile browser.last_img read more

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Students compete in national games

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Over 400 students from seven Greek-Orthodox colleges all over Australia met this week at Sydney’s daily bilingual college of St Spyridon, to take part in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia National Schools Event 2014. Students of St Andrew’s Grammar School (Perth), St George College (Adelaide), St John’s College, Oakleigh Grammar (Melbourne), All Saints Grammar and St Euphemia College (Sydney) were hosted by their St Spyridon College peers for a three days event, where they took part in a range of sports and arts competitions.St Spyridon College director, Ms Euphrosyne Stephanou told Neos Kosmos it has been an honour for the College to be the proud host of the games that have been taking place every year since 1996.“Seven Archdiocese schools converged here for a three day National Schools Event. There are 400 students, and this event is something that every student during their time in our schools look forward to as a highlight,” Ms Stephanou said. As part of sport activities, students competed in basketball, netball, indoor soccer, soccer, table tennis and volleyball. On Thursday night, St Spyridon College held a special dinner in honour of all the participants. During the night, an Arts Festival was held, with students performing in Greek, Serbian, Italian and English, and showing off their skills in dance and instrumental music. “We try and keep faithful to our Olympic ideals, and there were never Olympic Games held in Greece unless there was also a cultural performing arts program attached to it. So we keep the faith with tradition which goes back 5,000 years,” Ms Stephanou told Neos Kosmos. On Friday, an award ceremony was held, and medals were presented to all winners for their achievements.“This event started in a very small way in 1996, when Mr Peter Meintanis set out on a bus to go to St John’s College to play their first soccer game. “But since 1996 and two teams that took part, the event has grown to 400 students with many teams across many sports,” Ms Stephanou told Neos Kosmos. “I have been in Orthodox education for 18 years now, and in those years never has a Year 12 class graduated without thanking their teachers for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful contest. It’s a highlight for every student of each of our schools. “For us it was a great honour to be hosting it, and a great responsibility, and we are looking forward to being hosted by Sydney’s St Euphemia College next year,” she said.last_img read more

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Des dizaines de milliers dotaries massacrées chaque année en Namibie

first_imgDes dizaines de milliers d’otaries massacrées chaque année en NamibieComme chaque année, la Namibie se prépare à abattre cet été des milliers d’otaries avec une extrême cruauté. Une pratique traditionnelle dont on parle peu, alors qu’elle est le plus violent des massacres d’animaux marins menés à travers le monde.Sur son site Internet, l’association Sea Sheperd, à l’origine de nombreuses actions en faveur de la protection des animaux marins et notamment des baleines, pousse un cri d’alerte quant au massacre qui se prépare en Namibie, comme tous les ans. Dans quatre mois, ce sont 91.000 otaries à fourrure d’Afrique du Sud, 85.000 bébés et 6.000 mâles, qui seront battues à mort dans le pays. Une pratique monstrueuse qui chaque année, tue encore plus d’otaries que le massacre des bébés phoques au Canada.À lire aussiCes 18 animaux méconnus à l’aspect étonnant pourraient disparaître avant vousL’association canadienne raconte l’insoutenable rituel : les bébés sont séparés de leurs mères, et sont encerclés avec les mâles, avant que des hommes armés de bâtons ne viennent les battre à mort. “Le sable de la plage sera rouge sang, et les corps ensanglantés seront jetés à l’arrière des véhicules attendant non loin de là. Peu après, des bulldozers arriveront pour nettoyer et remettre la plage en état avant que les touristes n’arrivent pour observer la colonie, car tout ceci se passe dans une réserve naturelle pour les otaries”, s’insurge Sea Sheperd. Ce massacre est mené par un seul homme, Hatem Yavuz, explique l’association. Chaque année, et ce jusqu’en 2019, il bénéficie d’une exclusivité d’achat sur la peau de chaque otarie tuée. Des fourrures qu’il achète sept dollars l’unité, pour vendre des manteaux dont le prix peut atteindre quelque 30.000 dollars. Espèce menacée par la perte de son habitat naturel, la pêche industrielle, mais aussi la pollution, l’otarie à fourrure d’Afrique du Sud est inscrite à l’annexe II de la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces menacées d’extinction (Cites). Un classement qui signifie que si l’espèce n’est pas actuellement menacée, elle le deviendrait si aucune mesure n’était mise en place pour la protéger. En seulement six ans, entre 1994 et 2000, 300.000 otaries seraient mortes de faim. Le nombre de naissances ne cesse de diminuer, et serait passé de 164.248 en 1993, à 107.910 en 2006.Le 3 avril 2011 à 17:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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SXSW 2012 musique technologie et cinéma réunis au Texas

first_imgSXSW 2012 : musique, technologie et cinéma réunis au Texas Cette année encore, la musique, le cinéma et la technologie se donnent rendez-vous au Festival South By Southwest (SXSW). Musiciens et technophiles en tous genres se rejoignent à Austin, la capitale du Texas du 9 au 18 mars 2012.Cette semaine, Austin se trouve à la croisée des chemins de la musique et de la technologie. Le festival SXSW, lancé en 1989, connu à l’origine pour sa scène musical, a petit à petit évolué en une sorte d’aimant à petites et grandes entreprises technologiques.Technophiles, acteurs, musiciens, réalisateurs, développeurs ont tous en commun la volonté d’être la prochaine nouveauté du moment dans leurs domaines respectifs. Robert Scoble, blogger, précise que “chacun vient pour decouvrir les dernières nouveautés, car il y a de nombreuses influences à Austin” rapporte le Tucson Citizen.La partie musicale du festival (SXSW Music), qui dure six jours, devrait voir la participation de nombreuses stars comme Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Norah Jones ou Lionel Richie. De son côté, la partie cinéma (SXSW Film), qui représente neuf jours sur dix, devrait attirer Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Tobey Maguire ou encore Jack Black.Mais le volet nouvelles technologies (SXSW Interactive), qui dure cinq jours sur dix, ne devrait pas être en reste. Tina Wells, PDG du groupe Buzz Marketing, qui collabore régulièrement avec Dell explique que “le festival rassemble, littéralement, une grande partie des personnes les plus intelligentes et les plus riches du monde. Elles viennent ici justement car elles sont très ouvertes à une forte créativité”.  Pour les entreprises, c’est l’endroit idéal pour rencontrer de nouveaux clients. D’autant plus que l’ambiance est beaucoup plus relâchée que dans des grands salons comme le Consumer Electronics Show, dû à l’aspect multifacettes du festival.De nombreuses nouveautés et annonces ont déjà fait le buzz au SXSW. Citons, par exemple, Marvel Comics qui a annoncé une application permettant de profiter de la réalité augmenté dans vos comics préférés. Ou encore Glancee. Cette application combine localisation et goûts et vous permet de connaître quels sujets de conversations sont susceptibles de plaire à la personne à côté de vous. Hugh Forrest, directeur du SXSW Interactive explique que “l’idée général du marketing social ambiant, c’est que votre téléphone est capable de vous dire si la personne à côté de vous est un fan des Yankees, et si vous l’êtes vous-même, alors c’est le moment d’engager la conversation”.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Anthony DeCurtis, rédacteur adjoint de Rolling Stone explique “qu’il y a une sorte de chevauchement, tout semble émerger au même moment. Donc, les limites entre chaque secteur sont bien plus floues qu’avant. Du coup, autant tout rassembler au même endroit, comme c’est le cas au SXSW”. Rachel Ray, organisatrice d’un mini-festival, au sein même du festival, avoue “qu’il est très difficile de garder les programmes secrets, car tout le monde est connecté pendant le festival. Mais c’est ce qui fait son charme” rapporte le Tucson Citizen.Plus de 50.000 personnes sont attendues à Austin, pendant 10 jours et pas uniquement pour le climat plutôt doux ou la nourriture Tex-Mex… Le 12 mars 2012 à 16:26 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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1121 WWE RAW Preview Fallout from the Survivor Series PPV New Day

first_img Comments are closed. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Intercontinental and Smackdown Tag Team Championship matches added to Clash of Champions Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Monday Night RAW is live tonight from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Tonight is the fallout from last night’s Survivor Series PPV. The only thing set for the show tonight is RAW Tag Team Champions The New Day defending the RAW Tag Team Titles against Cesaro and Sheamus.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW tonight beginning at 8PM ET.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Google+ 1 COMMENT Roman Reigns is in Remission Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman win the RAW Tag Team Championships Kurt Angle Well, I want to see Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar…especially Heyman running his mouth and defending Lesnar. A great scene to see.Heyman was a non stop running mouth “BROCK LESNAR ended the streak.1 in 21” every night after Undertaker’s streak ended…I would love someone to say “BROCK LESNAR lost to GOLDBERG 2 times in a row and in 1 min and 26 sec.”. November 21, 2016 at 10:41 am Cesaro Cesaro announces that he will make an appearance at NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Lakhan Twitter Videos Articles Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionslast_img read more

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Video shows thief stealing pickup truck outside NW MiamiDade Walmart

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are asking for the public’s help as they seek to put the brakes on a truck thief in Northwest Miami-Dade.Newly released surveillance video shows the subject approaching a white Ford F-150 in the parking lot of the Walmart along Northwest 79th Street and 32nd Avenue, July 13.Police said the thief used a tool to break inside the pickup. The security footage shows him driving off in the vehicle.If you have any information on this theft, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Steel Creek Fire Draws Speedy Response

first_imgA new Fairbanks area wildfire drew a major response last night. Alaska Division of Forestry information officer Sam Harrel reports that ground and air resources were tapped to attack the Steel Creek Fire, near mile 4 of Chena Hot Springs Road.Download Audio“We sent several crews out there and also had the quite the air show going — both were working out there, as were the tankers,” Harrel said. “Both were working out there as the evening came on.”Harrel says the fire was burning between the Little Chena River and Chena Hot Springs Road, east of Nordale Road, in a critical management area.  It’s estimated to have burned about 45 acres. Harrel credits the heavy response with reining in the blaze.“We’re fortunate that we’re not real busy yet in this fire season and we had a lot of crews available to get right on this, and the aircraft too,” Harrel said.Harrel says firefighters are mopping up the fire area today. He attributes the Steel Creek Fire to lightning from thunderstorms that rolled through the area yesterday afternoon. He says no other fire starts are known at this point, but could materialize later today.The weather forecast is not looking conducive to wildfire in the Fairbanks area. The Middle Tanana Valley can expect periods of rain tonight and Wednesday.last_img read more

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Houston Cop Who Led Deadly Raid May Have Lied Bill To Mandate

first_img Share Friday, February 15, 2019Top afternoon stories:Gail Delaughter/Houston Public MediaHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo (center) discusses the internal investigation about a January 28 deadly raid in Southeast Houston.Houston Cop Who Led A Deadly Drug Raid May Have Lied About InformantHouston Police Chief Art Acevedo said on Friday the case agent who led a January 28 deadly raid in which five officers were wounded and two people were killed may have lied about a confidential informant.The Houston Chronicle reported that the officers conducting the internal investigation about the raid have not been able to locate the informant that allegedly bought heroin at the house located at 7815 Harding.Although Acevedo didn’t mention the name of the case agent in charge of the operation, the Chronicle reported he is Officer Gerald Goines, based on a warrant affidavit which is part of the internal investigation.According to the warrant, as reported by the Chronicle, Goines named two different informants in two different interviews from his hospital bed. The two informants told investigators they had worked for Goines on other cases, but had no knowledge of the January 28 raid.Goines has worked for HPD for more than 30 years. Acevedo said he will be relieved of duty when he gets out of the hospital and will face criminal charges.Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz/Houston Public MediaFlooded street near Cypress Creek in Houston on Aug. 29, 2017, during Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath.Texas Senate Bill Would Require Homeowners To Notify Buyers If House Sits In ReservoirDuring Hurricane Harvey, many Houston homeowners learned for the first time that their homes were built inside a reservoir. Now, a bill by State Senator Joan Huffman could help protect future home buyers from having to learn that lesson the hard way.The bill would make it mandatory for homeowners to disclose to potential buyers whether their house sits in a reservoir or whether it has ever flooded. Daniel Gonzalez, legislative director for Texas Realtors, said it will be the first such change to the seller disclosure notice in more than a quarter century.Gonzalez said the changes will be of little use if the homeowners themselves don’t know – and can’t easily find out – whether their house sits in a reservoir or flood pool.The bill has already been referred to a committee for consideration.Roy Luck/FlickrA bail bonds office in Houston, near Minute Maid Park.Bondsmen Sue Harris County Judges Over Release Of Misdemeanor DefendantsThree Houston bail bond companies have sued Harris County’s 15 misdemeanor judges and Sheriff Ed Gonzalez over a new rule that will release all individuals arrested for a misdemeanor on no-cash bonds, with some exceptions.The new policy, known as Local Rule 9.1, was written by the county’s misdemeanor judges who were elected last November and will start being implemented Saturday, February 16. The lawsuit accuses Gonzalez of being complicit with the judges.Individuals arrested for domestic violence, repeat drunken driving offenses and bond violations would not qualify for automatic release, although they might also qualify for personal recognizance bonds in some cases.Among other arguments, the lawsuit contends the rule effectively denies defendants their constitutional right to bail by removing it as an option. The lawsuit also argues defendants have a right to use the services of a bondsman, when allowed under the Texas constitution and state statute.last_img read more

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Gimlet Announces Scripted Podcast Starring Kristen Wiig and Alia Shawkat Renews StartUp

first_img“Sandra” stars Wiig (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”) as Sandra, billed as “the world’s most intuitive virtual assistant,” and Shawkat (“Search Party,” “Arrested Development”) as a new hire at the company that operates Sandra. All seven episodes will be available on Wednesday, April 18.In the series, Helen Perera (Shawkat) spends her days at Orbital Teledynamics peeking into the lives of Sandra’s users — who don’t know that Sandra (voiced by Wiig) is powered by actual humans, not artificial intelligence. Helen’s own life becomes more unmanageable as she navigates a messy divorce, tries to keep her boss happy, and becomes ensnared in an increasingly unprofessional relationship with a heartbroken Sandra power-user named Tad.Cast of the show also includes Christopher Abbott (“Girls”), Avi Rothman (“Love, Sex, and Missed Connections”) and Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”). “Sandra” was written by Kevin Moffett and Matthew Derby, executive produced by Mimi O’Donnell, Gimlet’s head of scripted fiction. The presenting sponsors of the show are HPE, Casper, Mozilla and Audible.“StartUp” season 7 premieres April 27, with six episodes profiling Backstage Capital’s Arlan Hamilton, who has funded more than 50 entrepreneurs — all female, LGBT, and people of color. The newest season of “StartUp,” Gimlet’s first podcast, is hosted by Amy Standen.“The Habitat,” with all seven episodes available April 18, looks at the six volunteers participating in a Mars-mission simulation on a remote mountain in Hawaii for one year. Host Lynn Levy has been chronicling the experiment since the beginning, communicating with the crew through audio diaries.“We Came to Win,” timed to hit ahead of this summer’s 2018 FIFA World Cup, debuts with three episodes on April 25 with seven weekly installments to follow. Gimlet’s first sports series looks at matches including the U.S.’s shocking 2002 defeat of Mexico and Argentina star Diego Maradona’s controversial “Hand of God” goal in 1986 against England. “We Came to Win” is hosted by soccer journalist Nando Vila.Gimlet Media, founded in 2014, has raised about $27 million in funding from investors including WPP, Laurene Powell Jobs’ Emerson Collective, Stripes Group, Graham Holdings, Cross Culture Ventures and Betaworks. In January, the company named Jenny Wall, formerly a marketing exec at Hulu and Netflix, as its chief marketing officer. Podcast media company Gimlet Media unveiled a slate of three original series to premiere later in April, including scripted serialized show “Sandra” starring Kristen Wiig and Alia Shawkat.The Brooklyn-based company also renewed docu-series “StartUp” for a seventh season. The two new shows in its nonfiction lineup are: “The Habitat,” exploring the lives of six individuals isolated for one year inside a small dome in Hawaii on a simulated Mars mission; and “We Came to Win,” exploring some of the most famous World Cup soccer matches of all time.In addition, Gimlet Media announced GimletFest, its first live festival featuring creators and talent from its original shows, will run June 16-17 at the BRIC arts and media center in Brooklyn. Tickets for the festival, available at gimletfest.com starting April 25, will cost $25 for individual shows and $200 for an all-access pass. Watch a trailer for Gimlet’s three new shows: Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

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Decoded Why we hate Hypocrites

first_imgWe dislike hypocrites as their denial of bad behaviour sends false signals, misleading us to think they are virtuous even though they are not, a new study has found.The research shows that people dislike hypocrites more than those who openly admit to engaging in a behaviour that they disapprove of.”People dislike hypocrites because they unfairly use condemnation to gain reputational benefits and appear virtuous at the expense of those who they are condemning – when these reputational benefits are in fact undeserved,” said Jillian Jordan from Yale University in the US. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn an online study with 619 participants, researchers presented each participant with four scenarios about characters engaging in possible moral transgressions: a member of a track team using performance-enhancing drugs, a student cheating on a take-home chemistry exam, an employee failing to meet a deadline on a team project and a member of a hiking club who engaged in infidelity.In each scenario, participants read about a conversation involving moral condemnation of a transgression. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe researchers varied whether the condemnation came from a “target character” (who subjects would later evaluate) or somebody else, as well as whether the scenario provided direct information about the target character’s own moral behaviour. Participants then evaluated how trustworthy and likable the target character was, as well as the likelihood that the target character would engage in the transgression.The results showed that participants viewed the target more positively when he or she condemned the bad behaviour in the scenario, but only when they had no information about how the character actually behaved. This suggests that we tend to interpret condemnation as a sign of moral behaviour in the absence of direct information. A second online study showed that condemning bad behaviour conveyed a greater reputational boost for the character than directly stating that they did not engage in the behaviour. Additional data suggest that people dislike hypocrites even more than they dislike liars. Perhaps the most critical piece of evidence for the theory of hypocrisy as false signalling is that people disliked hypocrites more than so-called “honest hypocrites.” The study appears in the journal Psychological Science.last_img read more

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USC football is on a road to nowhere

first_imgUSC is stuck in college football purgatory. Last night, they won a game on the back of future NFL 1st rounder Sam Darnold, but they’re still a poorly coached, sloppy mess. They can’t fire Clay Helton because there isn’t a capable interim replacement on his staff. They won’t be in the market for one of the top coaches in the offseason because they won’t pay the money it would take to get a Chip Kelly or a Tom Herman. As Colin predicted, fans are touting their recent wins, but they’re about to get smoked by Washington in a few weeks by elite coach Chris Peterson. USC is a program that’s headed nowhere.Kevin Durant seems lost emotionally. First it was the Tupac and Rick James tattoos. Last night he was reportedly out on a court yelling at himself while working out alone. Colin thinks the pressure is going to mess with him over the course of the year.“I think this whole year for Durant is going to be a case study of a kid that’s easily influenced, and how the national villain narrative plays with him above the shoulders. I don’t think it’s gonna be great.”Right now, the gap between LeBron and the rest of the NBA on and off the court Grand Canyon-like. Colin says the gap is like the popularity of Michael Jackson and the next most famous entertainers in the 80’s. LeBron is not only the most dominant player, but he’s also expanded legitimately as an international brand, including possibly the most critically acclaimed athlete movie performance ever in Trainwreck.“The second star in this league right now is Kobe Bryant, and he’s retired.”Former Penn State assistant Mike McQuery was just awarded over $7 million in his defamation lawsuit for damage to his reputation from the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky. Colin doesn’t feel sorry for him because he didn’t do enough to stop child abuse, during or after he witnessed an attack. Colin doesn’t feel sorry for any of the former coaches there that can’t get work, because they all should have done more.Guests:Michael Lombardi – Fox Sports NFL Insider is in-studio to talk about whether it’s time to admit Blake Bortles isn’t the guy, if he thinks the Raiders to Vegas is happening, the lost value of having an experienced third string quarterback to mentor a rookie, why he thinks the London game can be good for a team, and his NFL Week 8 game picks.Doc Rivers – Clippers Head Coach joins the show to discuss analytics, how to balance it with personnel and personalities, why he thinks there’s still value in the two-point shot, the importance of getting to the foul line, and why player salaries have made fan abuse worse.David Carr – Former NFL quarterback, #1 overall draft pick and current NFL Network analyst joins the show to discuss how he and his brother Derek still butt heads, their fight in the back yard over a basketball game a couple years ago, his brother’s greatest strength as a quarterback, and why Derek’s favorite basketball player being Kobe Bryant says a lot about his personality.Pete Rose – 17 time All-Star, 3 time World Series Champion and Fox Sports MLB Analyst joins the show ahead of World Series Game 3 at Wrigley, he talks history, why some guys play better at home, what he sees in Kyle Schwarber, and what he thinks about the current 2-3-2 World Series format.last_img read more

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Former Astronaut Michael Collins Posts Previously Unreleased Photo Of Apollo 11 Crew

first_imgClose A month before the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, Michael Collins shared a previously unreleased photo from the historic mission.TBT Photo With Neil Armstrong, Buzz AldrinOn Twitter, the former NASA astronaut posted the photo of the Apollo 11 crew in uniform and standing beside a replica of the Moon.”The crew,” he wrote on the social media platform. “Found this at the bottom of a box. Don’t think it was ever used by @NASA #TBT.” Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийAt some point, the 88-year-old also signed the photo.Collins served as the Command Module pilot during Apollo 11. While his colleagues, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed and walked on the lunar surface, Collins stayed in orbit.After spending some time on the lunar surface, Armstrong and Aldrin rejoined Collins to journey back to Earth.Orlando Sentinel, which will be publishing a commemorative book full of photos from the 1969 mission, commented that its staff members have not seen the photo that Collins recently shared.The response to Collins’ tweet was overwhelmingly positive. Many recalled watching the event on their television screens as children. One Twitter user joked that Collins, the only one of the three who did not get to walk on the lunar surface, was seemed to be making a statement.”So I’m the only guy not going to touch the Moon on the actual mission, eh? I’m touching it now!” — Frank Gruber (@FrankJayGruber) June 13, 2019Michael Collins Recalls Apollo 11In a recent interview with CNN, Collins said that while he never got to land on the Moon, he felt privileged to be part of the mission. He said that his regret was for his colleagues could not be there including his friend, Apollo 1 astronaut Charlie Bassett who died in a plane crash.He also recalled the experience of looking back to Earth while flying around the moon.”I said ‘hey, Houston, I’ve got the world in my window,'” he recounted. “And the world is about the size of your thumbnail if you hold it out arm’s length in front of you. The whole focus of your attention goes into this little thing out there. It’s in a black void, which makes its colors even more impressive. Primarily, you get the blue of the oceans, the white of the clouds, you get a little streak of tan that we call continents, but they’re not that noticeable. It just looks glorious.”Collins was also part of Gemini 10 crew with John Young. TAG NASA, Apollo 11, Michael Collins, Moon, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong Bestseller Apollo – America’s Moon Landing Program: Apollo 11 Technical … DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Bestseller $6.99$6.99 Bestseller $36.95$36.95 $24.93$35.00 (1) AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches $25.97$36.95 $13.36$15.95 ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY DEAL OF THE DAY (2) DEAL OF THE DAY ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY NASA Moon Missions Operations Manual: 1969 – 1972 (Apollo 12… Bestseller Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY Bestseller Allcenter_img ENDS IN DEAL OF THE DAY Related Products (23) NASA Apollo 11: Owners’ Workshop Manual ENDS IN Apollo to the Moon: A History in 50 Objects Space Race: The Story of Space Exploration to the Moon and… DEAL OF THE DAY (3) $11.99$11.99 Moonwalk: The Story of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing ENDS IN ENDS IN Bestseller Michael Collins: Discovering History’s Heroes (Jeter Publishing) (47) Bestseller $9.95 (1) NASA’s Apollo 11 – Preliminary Science Report Ads by Amazon $12.91$18.99 ENDS IN ENDS IN ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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Are you scared of getting older and is the LGBTI world ageist

first_imgOne in four gay people lie about their age on hook-up apps and on datesHow to find love and sex as a gay or bisexual man after 50Here’s the truth about the LGBTI community and ageismRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/are-you-scared-of-getting-older-and-is-the-lgbti-world-ageist/ What are the highs and lows of being an older LGBTI person? | Photo posed by model. GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) We try to make our surveys engaging and thought-provoking so they are enjoyable to do. As always, we welcome your feedback on the questions we ask and the way we ask them. It will help us improve our research in future.We will keep all responses totally anonymous. And we will keep your data secure and confidential. If you kindly provide your email to subscribe to our newsletter or to hear about future surveys, only Gay Star News will contact you, nobody else.Numbers count – so please share the survey with anyone you think may be interested in helping.We are really aware our survey is online, and that’s not accessible to all older LGBTI people. So if you can help a friend or family member complete it, we would be particularly grateful.More about being an older LGBTI personFor Digital Pride, we worked with Age UK to bring older and younger LGBTI people together to share their stories and experiences. You can find out more about the project here.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Are you scared of getting older? Is the gay scene ageist? What are the best and worst things about being an older LGBTI person? We want to know all this and more in our big survey about getting older as an LGBTI person.Whatever age you are, we want to know your thoughts. That way, we hope to build a big picture of what our community thinks about age and aging. So if you are a teenager, a senior or anything in between, you can have your say.Gay Star News is working with organisations and individuals dedicated to helping improve the future of older LGBTI people. We will be sharing the results with them, and publishing them, to ensure the information you share influences the right people.Take part in our survey hereMore about our surveyWe have set up our survey to ask you relevant questions. So the information you provide at the beginning determines what else we ask you. That makes it quicker and more interesting to complete. We expect it to take no more than five minutes to finish.last_img read more

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Crackdown on Albanian marijuana village after fatal shooting

first_img How men can have a healthy 2019 Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LAZARAT, Albania (AP) — About 400 Albanian police officers, backed up by two army helicopters, started to move late Wednesday into a major illegal marijuana-growing village after gunmen there fatally shot one policeman and wounded two others.Local media said gunfire was heard coming from the southern village of Lazarat throughout the day, but an Associated Press photographer heard no shooting in the evening.Police spokesman Gentian Mullai said officers had identified 21 suspects and called on them to surrender, also asking residents and authorities to cooperate. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Quick workouts for men “If the armed group responds by shooting, police will eliminate them,” a police statement said.Police “are keeping under control an isolated armed group in the village,” said Enerjeta Camani, police spokeswoman in nearby Gjirokastra.Police officers said they were targeting a couple of houses near the place where their colleagues were shot early Wednesday, believing the suspects were there.Lazarat, which is 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital, Tirana, has been cordoned off, with checkpoints set up for everyone going in or out, while journalists have been kept outside the village.Police spokesman Ardi Bita said the shots were fired by a suspected criminal gang from a house in Lazarat, which has about 5,000 residents.Lazarat came to prominence in 2014 after a five-day police siege in which special police forces with armored personnel carriers came under intense fire with automatic weapons and rocket launchers from local homes. The raid destroyed 102 tons of marijuana and 530,000 marijuana plants with an estimated market value at the time of 6.4 billion euros ($8.2 billion) — more than 60 percent of the country’s annual gross domestic product. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories 0 Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Wednesday’s shootout came after police stationed in the village stopped a car transporting weapons, seizing two rifles and one automatic rifle and arresting the driver. Police had launched an operation in the morning to arrest suspects who had shot at but did not injure policemen stationed in the village overnight.Seven people have been questioned.Prime Minister Edi Rama, along with his interior and health ministers, visited the injured police officers in a hospital in Tirana, where they had been airlifted by helicopter. Both had non-life threatening injuries.Police identified the dead policeman as Ibrahim Basha.“We are in mourning … and I believe every Albanian who values the honesty, courage and service of the state police is in mourning too,” Rama told journalists.The U.S. Embassy in Tirana also condemned the violence against police and expressed condolences over the death of Basha, who had been deployed with NATO forces in Afghanistan.The Delegation of the European Union to Albania also saluted “the courage of the Albanian police officers who are serving their country by taking forward the fight against drug trafficking.”___Llazar Semini reported from Tirana. Patients with chronic pain give advice Medical staff transport a police officer to a hospital after he was injured in a shootout in the village of Lazarat, 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of the capital Tirana, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. A shootout in an Albanian village known as a major illegal marijuana production area has left a 31-year-old police officer dead and two others wounded, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina) Top Stories last_img read more

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Top Tourism award for Darwin Convention Centre

first_imgIt was not easy to shine amidst the glitter of the region’s premier tourism event and “night of nights” but Darwin Convention Centre (DCC) did just that when it won the Meetings and Business Tourism category of the 2010 Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards.Over 400 guests from different sectors of the Territory’s tourism industry attended the 24th Brolga Awards ceremony and gala dinner held Saturday, November 20 in Darwin at the DCC.“The prestige of being a Brolga Award winner is highly regarded, we are extremely pleased with the recognition,” said Malu Barrios, General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre.The coveted Business Tourism award was judged on strategic business goals, quality of customer service, sustainability and flow-on tourism benefits.“The award win is a wonderful achievement for us because it highlights the vision, dedication, and innovation of our staff,” Ms Barrios added.“We look forward to an equally rewarding 2011 and our collaborative work with the tourism industry in delivering economic and social benefits to the community.”Named after the tropical northern Australia crane known for its elaborate dance displays, the esteemed Brolga Tourism Awards are held annually to celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that strive for excellence in every area of their operation.Winners of the Brolga Awards are automatically entered into the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards as finalists in their respective business category. Source = AEG Ogdenlast_img read more

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PRESS RELEASE ORANGE COUNTY CA – Zespris consume

first_img PRESS RELEASEORANGE COUNTY, CA – Zespri’s consumer campaign, “A Real Snack, for Real Life” and consumer sweepstake brought the Zespri brand to life and drove consumers to retail stores looking for SunGold Kiwifruit. As demand for Zespri products continue to increase, Zespri is working to match this growth by extending their season with production in new regions. This winter, Zespri North America will supply consumers with Italian-grown conventional and organic SunGold and green kiwifruit. The New Zealand Kiwifruit season begins in May and runs through November with Zespri Italian available from December through February. “Our consumer campaign and promotion were very successful,” explains Sarah Deaton, Zespri’s marketing manager for North America. “We are beyond excited about the results with over 800,000 entries including over 100,000 unique contest entries! The “A Real Snack, for Real Life” Zespri SunGold campaign, targeting busy moms, generated significant media exposure reaching 164 million impressions.”Since the launch of SunGold, consumer demand has been explosive. “It’s exciting to watch the growth of the brand,” states Deaton. “Zespri’s brand awareness has increased by 117% in our top markets, and over 41% nationwide compared to last year.”*To build on the media campaign, Zespri helped move over 87,000 units of SunGold for retailers using Ibotta. Ibotta gives consumers cash back rewards when purchasing Zespri Kiwifruit. “This is just another way we support retailers by driving consumers to their stores and increasing sales,” suggests Deaton. “We also support retailers by developing customized programs & promotions through our market development managers. We assist retailers with regional display contests, custom POSM, and digital programs to help promote and encourage the trial of SunGold and other Zespri Kiwifruit varieties. We continue to hear from consumers that they love Zespri SunGold but are still having trouble finding it. We see tremendous growth with our strategic retail partners when they are building large displays to help consumers find Zespri easily.”    Zespri Extends SeasonZespri is excited to extend the season starting in early December as the New Zealand season concludes and will continue through February from its Italian growing partners. Zespri Italian growers grow for taste and give consumers the same consistent eating experience relative to the New Zealand fruit. Consumers are looking for the Zespri label and know they are getting the best-tasting kiwifruit. Zespri is expecting to import the largest volume of Zespri Italian SunGold and Organic SunGold Kiwifruit to date, up 70% over last year although the overall volume remains in short supply with the production base still developing.   Zespri Italian growers work with our Italy supply team and third party auditors to ensure they are growing and harvesting to the Zespri standards. The best Italian orchards and very best fruit are selected for export. Growing fruit from Italy meets Zespri’s growth strategy to grow the kiwifruit category in North America by working towards achieving year-round supply. Although SunGold leads the growth strategy, Zespri’s goal is to supply a full range of fresh kiwi products including SunGold, Green, Organic Green and Organic SunGold. November 13 , 2018 Zespri ends the New Zealand season with amazing growth at retail and extends the SunGold season with kiwifruit from Italy. SunGold Kiwifruit will be available through February. Consumers just need to look for the Zespri label to know they are getting the same great taste. Retailers can contact Zespri’s regional market development managers for more information. Zespri: “It’s certainly been a busy year for us” … NZ: Zespri sends first kiwifruit charter of the ca … center_img You might also be interested in Sinclair launches compostable labels for fresh pro … NZ: Zespri moves into new headquarters …last_img read more

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They say that too much choice can be a bad thing

first_imgThey say that too much choice can be a bad thing, and with millions of pages of travel information available on the internet these days, just planning where to plan your holiday can be tricky.Enter 101Holidays; the brainchild of two leading UK travel writers, the site offers 101 handpicked holidays, using a simple, image led interface.Holidays can be selected by region, price, and trip type (beach, cruise, family, active etc.) and range from luxurious Mexican getaways to Baltic cruises to Brazilian beach parties.Mark Hodson, one of the founding duo explains:”The thinking behind the site is that too much choice on the web is actually confusing to people, and stressful.The other thing that we believe troubles people on the web is not knowing who to trust. So we believe the future for sites like ours is to offer personal recommendations from trusted experts, and to find ways of tailoring those to our users.Hence we offer curation, rather than limitless choice. And expert advice, rather than user comments.”With our travel choices ever widening, 101Holidays’ authoritative selection of trip ideas is an excellent place to get your travel inspiration.See more websites of the weekReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 101Holidays.co.uk RelatedFlight Geek of the Week – Laura WilsonFlight Geek of the Week – Laura WilsonSolo travel for seniors – your optionsFrom walking holidays to yoga retreats and cruises, we take a look at the options available for seniors planning their first solo travel experience.Flight Geek of the Week – Ewan GrayIntroducing the flight search geeks that make Skyscanner worklast_img read more

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