Pak PM Imran vows to raise Kashmir issue at every forum

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday vowed to become the voice of Kashmir and raise the issue at every global forum, including the United Nations, as he questioned the silence of the international community on the tense situation in the region. Addressing a special session of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s (PoK) Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad, Khan said that if a war breaks out between Pakistan and India, the world community will be responsible. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USKhan, who was in Muzaffarabad to observe Pakistan’s Independence Day in solidarity with the Kashmiris after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, termed the Indian move as a “strategic blunder.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “committed a strategic blunder, he has played his last card. It will cost a lot to Modi and the BJP. Because they have internationalised the issue of Kashmir,” Khan said. “The world’s eye is on Kashmir and on Pakistan…I will be the ambassador who raises Kashmir’s voice at every international forum,” he said. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsPrime Minister Modi has defended the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as a historic step to usher in a “new era”. He said Article 370 has yielded nothing but separatism, corruption, family rule and was used by Pakistan as a tool to spread terror in the border state. Modi promised all round development, early and transparent elections and an end to terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. “Whatever was done during the curfew by India, we will tell the international community that you are responsible. Whichever forum we get, I will be the ambassador and bring up Kashmir at every forum,” Khan said. Prime Minister Khan said Pakistan had solid information that India was planning some actions in Kashmir and warned that his battle-hardened army was ready to give a befitting response to any aggression. “Our information is that a plan more dangerous than post-Pulwama…has been prepared by India to take focus (away) from Kashmir situation. My message to Modi is that you take action and we will give a matching response,” he said. “Every brick will be countered with a stone,” Khan said. “We will respond to whatever you do, we will go till the end…If you are thinking to teach us lesson, then listen carefully time has come that we will teach you a lesson,” he added. “Our message to international organisations that were formed to prevent wars is that if this war takes place, you will be responsible,” Khan said. It is not the first time that Khan has spoken about the possibility of war with India.last_img read more

Resounding success of Alberta energy rebates prompts second round

first_imgCALGARY – The Alberta government is launching a second round of discounts on energy efficient products after the initial round proved wildly successful.The instant rebates cover the same range of home products discounted in the first round of the program, including low-flow shower heads, LED lights, dimmer switches and smart power bars.Alberta Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the government decided to add a second round after the first round resulted in a 40,000 per cent surge in low-flow shower head sales and between 8,000 and 14,500 per cent increases in LED-type light sales.Phillips said sales of energy efficient products in the first round totalled 4.3 million, resulting in energy savings of 420,000 gigajoules, which is enough energy to heat about 3,500 homes a year.Energy Efficiency Alberta CEO Monica Curtis said the spring campaign had a budget of just over $14 million, and expects this round to cost about the same, with the government subsidy amounting to about 25 per cent of the total cost of the energy efficient products.The instant rebate efficiency program runs for four weeks ending Oct. 29, while the home improvement and online rebates announced in April continue their two-year run.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the home improvement and online efficiency programs ran for October.last_img read more

Security Council extends UN mission in Afghanistan for another year

22 March 2011The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan for one more year so that it can continue to assist the Government as it assumes greater responsibility for ensuring the country’s security and development. The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan for one more year so that it can continue to assist the Government as it assumes greater responsibility for ensuring the country’s security and development. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body authorized the mission, known as UNAMA, to continue its activities until 23 March 2012, including in the fields of monitoring human rights, promoting good governance, facilitating the delivery of humanitarian assistance and assisting in the fight against corruption.In his most recent report to the Council, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated UN support for the so-called “Kabul Process” that spells out a transition to greater Afghan responsibility and ownership, in both security and civilian areas.“Our approach to the Kabul process and transition is based on three key principles; transition must be Afghan-owned; it must be planned and implemented in a sustainable manner; and it must ensure the protection and promotion of the rights of all Afghans,” the Secretary-General wrote. UNAMA has been in place since March 2002, when following the fall of the Taliban, the Bonn Agreement established an interim Government and prescribed the drafting of a new constitution and the holding of elections. Last week Staffan de Mistura, Mr. Ban’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of UNAMA, said that, with its 30 agencies, funds and programmes providing aid in every one of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, the UN stands ready to support the country’s assumption of the lead role in all aspects of governance, development, and efforts to achieve peace.“The UN attaches great importance to its partnership with the Government of Afghanistan, and its institutions, to manage a successful transition process,” he told a meeting of the Council.“We believe that our long experience in the country positions us to serve as a partner to the Government and the international community to support transition.” read more

15 million grant to help UN habitat agency monitor urban growth

An ambitious grants initiative has earmarked the money for the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) to provide local authorities in developing countries with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) – sophisticated technology and training which will enable them to better manage urban areas and target their development policies.”Most local authorities in the developing world have outdated information about the state of their cities,” UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka said. “If we are going to improve the living conditions of the urban poor, city authorities must be provided with the necessary tools, software and training.”The grant, from the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) – a leading developer of GIS technology – will support UN-HABITAT’s Global Urban Observatory, an international capacity-building network created to monitor efforts underway to improve the lives of 100 million slum dwellers by 2020.To achieve that goal, which was highlighted in the 2000 Millennium Declaration, the programme will be implemented in phases, and this year will award grants to 350 cities that currently do not have access to geographical information technology. The cities will then be able to monitor and analyse urban indicators, such as poverty rates, signs of environmental degradation, failing infrastructures or lack of access to adequate land.Virtually any information that can be assigned location coordinates can be fed into a GIS. So the desktop geographical technology and Internet mapping technology provided by ESRI will allow the Observatory’s partners create, maintain and disseminate data documenting the condition of the world’s cities. read more

US investor urges HBC to cash in crown jewels even if it

U.S. investor urges HBC to cash in ‘crown jewels,’ even if it means closing stores TORONTO – Shares in Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC) soared more than 13 per cent Monday amid news that it’s facing investor pressure to unlock value from its real estate assets, even if that means closing its “crown jewel” locations.Land & Buildings Investment Management of Stamford, Conn., said in a public letter that HBC’s Saks Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York, is worth more than the company as a whole at current stock prices.It estimates that the Saks flagship location would be worth C$16 per share, after debt, compared with HBC’s recent stock price of C$8.88 at the close of trading on Friday. The company has said in the past that the building is worth US$3.7 billion.The Toronto-based company’s shares gained $1.21 to $10.09 on the Toronto Stock Exchange by mid-Monday.Land & Buildings says HBC’s management has many options, including going private or redeveloping its properties in Canada, Europe and the United States.But it urges HBC to abandon attempts to buy additional retail brands, such as Neiman Marcus or Macy’s.“Hudson’s Bay is a real estate company, full stop. If there is a smarter and better use of any or all of the locations, stores should be closed and redeveloped and put towards their optimal use,” the letter says.Toronto-based Hudson’s Bay Co. says it’s reviewing the letter and will respond later.Last week, at the company’s annual general meeting, HBC chairman Richard Baker said that the company “will continue to strive to highlight the value” of its real estate assets, whether that be a sale or potentially engaging in a public listing.Baker cautioned, though, that a decision would only be made with the consideration of current market conditions.Land & Buildings Investment Management — which now owns about 4.3 per cent of Hudson’s Bay equity — says in its letter to HBC’s board that the “jury is still out” on Baker, given that the company’s shares peaked two years ago at $28.80.At the time, HBC was in the midst of forging major real estate joint ventures with Toronto-based RioCan and Simon Properties of Indianapolis. It had also announced plans to acquire German department store chain Galerie Kaufhof. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 19, 2017 7:13 am MDT Last Updated Jun 19, 2017 at 11:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge snubbed by a senior community leader in

first_imgThey were also introduced to the team’s mascot Scorch, who would not reveal his true identity, but said of the couple: “I didn’t expect them to talk to me, they were very nice. They said Prince George would love to meet me.”Before leaving, William and Kate were handed matching volleyball jerseys marked Cambridge and a pair of UBC teddy bears for George and Charlotte. The Duchess of Cambridge was given a traditional welcome in Kelowna The Duchess wore a new green Dolce and Gabbana dress for her fourth full day of events in Canada, following in the footsteps of the Duke’s parents who travelled to Kelowna 30 years ago.Presented with a gift bag of traditional foods from the region by children from the First Nations community, the Duchess showed her maternal instincts as she looked after a small boy in a chef’s hat who struggled to sit still next to her. But Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Okanagan Nation Alliance Chairman who had been due to join the royal couple on stage, pulled out at the last minute just a day after he declined to appear at a historic reconciliation ceremony in Victoria. After unveiling a plaque to mark the end of the 10 year anniversary celebrations at UBC Okanagan, the Royal couple were shown a new artwork installed on the campus and meeting its creator Les Louis.The wooden structure is based on the frame of an Okanagan summer lodge and carved with pictographs or ancestral markings. The couple were greeted warmly but the Grand Chief Stewart Phillip pulled out of the engagementCredit:Andrew Milligan /PA The Duchess of Cambridge  The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive to tour the University of British Columbia's campus in Kelowna The Duchess met the volleyball teamCredit:Andrew Milligan /PA The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been asked to use their powers to help bring peace for Canada’s indigenous people, after their event was snubbed by a senior community leader for the second day running.The Royal couple were showered with gifts and a warm welcome in Kelowna, British Columbia, as they joined the anniversary celebrations for its university. Duchess of Cambridge in British Columbia The Duchess wore Dolce and GabbanaCredit:Andrew Parsons /i-Images Among the markings was a depiction of a man and woman in what appeared to be a fertility symbol.The couple then went on to see the women’s volleyball team, with an announcer joking: “Please welcome, all the way from the UK, standing at 6ft 3in and 5ft 9in – or 5ft 11in including high heels, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!” Slightly risqué detail on the Les Louis artwork William and Kate will see as they tour the campus! #RoyalVisitCanada #RoyalTourCanada pic.twitter.com/khfff00ZJH— Emily Nash (@emynash) September 27, 2016 He called the ceremony a “charade”, suggesting it masked the true relationship between the Canadian government and its indigenous peoples.Chief Jonathan Kruger, who stood in for him, addressed the Duke and Duchess in both his native language and English, telling them: “Welcome to your Highnesses, please enjoy this beautiful land with your beautiful family and create beautiful memories on our lands here in BC.”Referring to the delicate issue of reconciliation between First Nations groups, the Canadian government and Crown, he added: “True power is human spirit. Please use that power to allocate for true reconciliation and advocate for the indigenous people in this country so they can be all great and good.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Duchess of Cambridge was given a traditional welcome in KelownaCredit:MARK STEWART The Duchess met with children in CanadaCredit:Tim Rooke /Rex / Shutterstock The Duchess met the volleyball teamlast_img read more

Footballer accused of duping public and string of celebrities with fake charity

first_imgThe girl group Little Mix Damian Batt of Dagenham & Redbridge in action “If an organisation meets the requirements for charity registration then it must, by law, register with the Commission.”We will be contacting the Alexander Du’Bel Wish Foundation to seek more information about any further application and their ongoing description of the organisation as a charity. This is misleading to the public given that it has not been granted charitable status.”The business arm of the Alexander Du’bel Group is also struggling. Mr Batt has set up at least 11 separate companies under the Alexander Du’Bel brand – including a luxury travel business; a bespoke fashion brand; and even a diamond jewellers – in the past four years.Not one has published accounts and four have been dissolved. His latest business Alexander Du’Bel Holdings was set up as recently as October. Damian Batt of Dagenham & Redbridge in actionCredit: Getty Images Instead Mr Batt – by his own admission – owes £60,000 to debtors who in turn accuse him of being a smooth-talking ‘chancer’, who has not paid his bills.The all-girl supergroup Little Mix, one of the world’s most successful pop groups, was briefly involved with the foundation as well as two hospices for seriously ill children.But now the Charity Commission has intervened, issuing a warning to Mr Batt over his claim he is running a charity.The Alexander Du’bel Wish Foundation was established, according to Companies House in June 2015, but has yet to publish accounts while the Charity Commission said the foundation had not been registered with the watchdog.A Charity Commission spokesman said: “An application from the Alexander Du’Bel Wish Foundation to register as a charity was received by the Commission in 2015.”Due to incomplete information in the application, the Commission could not register the organisation. We informed the organisation on the additional information that would be required to consider this further. He is very good at talking. He just gave the illusion that everything was correct and proper. But it was just that – an illusionGurpreet Randhawacenter_img During his decade long career as a professional footballer, Damian Batt never quite made it to the Premier League.But when it comes to running a dubious business and philanthropic empire, Mr Batt has – as they say in football – played a blinder.The former footballer has been accused by the Charity Commission of misleading the public by claiming his Alexander Du’bel Wish Foundation is a charity.His foundation had planned to raise £3.5 million for terminally ill youngsters to fulfil their dying wishes. But despite a lavish launch party, backed by a leading children’s charity and a number of celebrities, almost no money has been raised for good causes. The foundation held its starry launch in December 2015 at Battersea Evolution, one of London’s biggest party venues. Tickets were charged at £100 each and further funds for terminally ill children should have been raised through a charity auction.A year on, a number of soft toys that were provided by a toy manufacturer for the event have been sent to children in Ghana; a few mothers of ill children have had their hair done courtesy of a salon which gave its services for free; while Little Mix, the all-girl group, has met two sick children.No children have been sent abroad on holidays or enjoyed any other trip paid for by the foundation. The charities briefly involved with Mr Batt’s foundation, which was run by his partner Krystal Carella, said they were no longer working it.Karen Sugarman, director of fundraising at Shooting Star Chase, whose patrons include The Countess of Wessex and Simon Cowell, said: “In 2015 Alexander Du’Bel Wish Foundation organised a special meet and greet with a celebrity girl band for a family supported by Shooting Star Chase.”We were considering further plans to work with the foundation but after this visit made the decision to focus on other projects.”The Demelza Hospice Care for Children, whose vice presidents include the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby and the actor Daniel Radcliffe, gave its backing to the foundation when it was launched.The hospice’s chief executive Ryan Campbell attended the launch event in Battersea and gave a rousing speech to potential donors.A Demelza spokesman said: “We were approached by Krystal Carella who told us they were establishing a foundation which would grant wishes, and wanted to see if we had any families who might benefit from a wish.”We were invited to speak at one of their events about the work that we do, and they were kind enough to arrange for a hairdressing salon to deliver a small ‘pampering afternoon’ free of charge to some parents at our South East London hospice.”But one company that is owed several thousand pounds for helping put on the event said: “We gave Mr Batt a cut-price rate for our services because we thought it was a charity. We never got a penny and now it appears not a single penny went to good causes either.”Two men told The Telegraph they had been hired by Mr Batt in September with the promise of a plush office in Mayfair – that never materialised – and plans for a global luxury brand.The pair quit after a month when their salaries were never paid. Daniel Ward, who was hired to run the Alexander Du’Bel bespoke fashion brand, said: “He is a chancer.”Gurpreet Randhawa, who was hired by Mr Batt to run Alexander Du’Bel Luxury Travel, said: “He is very good at talking. He just gave the illusion that everything was correct and proper.”But it was just that – an illusion. I thought I was quite savvy but unfortunately I just got fooled by him and so did my colleague.”Mr Batt said his companies owed £60,000 to seven individuals and that the foundation launch had failed to raise money for sick children because a sponsor had pulled out at the last minute.Other business partners had also let him down. He also insisted he was owed far more money – about £200,000 – that should cover his companies’ debts.”I have had a year from hell,” said Mr Batt. “I had a partner involved who was supposed to sponsor the event but he pulled out at the last second. It left me in a huge whole financially.”It left me out of pocket personally by hundreds of thousands.”He said a second investor – “more famous than me” – pulled out of a later deal that squeezed his companies further. Mr Batt added: “I am not driven financially. I want to leave a legacy. I have done it all correctly. The only problem has been on the financial side.“The foundation’s launch was very successful. It was phenomenal. The charity was set up correctly. We had great trustees in straight away.”What we decided to do was to not do anything until the event has been taken care of in terms of paying people back. We have granted wishes. We sent in a hair salon for a makeover for some of the parents. And we sent two children to meet Little Mix.”It upsets me  a hell of a lot that the charity has been brought up because it is something I am passionate about.” The girl group Little MixCredit:Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

16th Asian Championship Bahrain and Korea close to the semis

asiaAsia Handballasian handballBahrain handball ← Previous Story Pick Szeged advance to quarter-final of Hungarian Cup Next Story → Konrad Wilczynski finished his NT career After three rounds of matches at 16th Men’s Asian Championship in Bahrain, home team and South Korea are on the way to the semi-finals. The most interesting clash, decisive for the TOP 2 place at Group A will be between Bahrain and Iran. Qatar and Kuwait are the only teams with 100% after two matches in Group B.GROUP A:1 Bahrain 3 3 0 0 101 58 43 62 South Korea 3 2 1 0 84 60 24 53 Iran 3 1 2 0 80 73 7 44 Saudi Arabia 3 1 1 1 79 65 14 35 China 3 0 0 3 66 94 -28 06 Uzbekistan 3 0 0 3 62 122 -60 0Group B# Team P W D L GF GA GD Pts1 Qatar 2 2 0 0 71 25 46 42 Kuwait 2 2 0 0 68 57 11 43 Japan 2 1 0 1 61 54 7 24 Oman 2 1 0 1 64 64 0 25 UAE 2 0 0 2 40 66 -26 06 Iraq 2 0 0 2 35 73 -38 0PHOTO: http://www.asia16.com/ read more

Zagreb win handball war against Meshkov

5. HC Meshkov Brest6204159:164(-5)4 3. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …6303136:139(-3)6 PPD Zagreb celebrate their third win in EHF CL campaign which put Croatian best team closer to the TOP 16 spot in Group A.  Team of Veselin Vujović showed more in 60 minutes of the tough battle against Meshkov Brest 25:23 (11:8) and deserved to take points at the end. Home team were on +6 ten minutes to go (21:15), but Belarrusian side led by outstanding Rastko Stojković (9 goals) managed interesting finish until the last seconds in which Zlatko Horvat scored from 7 meter for – 25:23.PPD ZAGREB – MESHKOV BREST 25:23 (11:8) PPD: Ivić 3 saves, Stevanović 8 saves, Mihić 3/5, Brozović 2/4, Stepančić 2/3, Vuglač 3/5, Šušnja 1/2, J. Valčić 1/2, Horvat 6(2)/6, Raković 1/2, Obranović 4/6, Šprem 1/2 MESHKOV: Pešić 13 saves, Manojlović 5/9, Nikulenka 0/3, Stojković 9(5)/10),  Razgor 2/3, Špiler 0/2, Šilović 3/4, Božović 0/3, Rutenka 4/5 RESULTS: 1:2 (5.) 3:3 (11.) 5:3 (15.) 6:4 (17.) 6:7 (20.) 7:8 (22.) 11:8 (30.) 14:9 (36.) 14:11 (40.) 16:13 (45.) 18:15 (47.) 21:15 (50.) 22:20 (55.) 23:22 (59.) Man of the Match: Rastko Stojković (Meshkov) Match to forget: Josip Valčić (PPD Zagreb) / David Špiler (Meshkov)Fighting spirit was too high at the start of the encounter in Zagreb Arena, which was calculated in great number of hard tackles and two minutes suspensions. Zagreb’s defense was dominant, which provided a few chances for easy goals from counter-attacks.  Meshkov’s back line had poor first half expect Nikola Manojlović, which play „2 on 2“ with Rastko Stojković on the line, was the biggest problem for home team.Meshkov Brest coach Zeljko Babic had to take a break after 14 minutes, in the moment when his team was two goals down – 5:3. Effects was visible in short period of time, with few saves of Ivan Pešić and 3:0 series by Manojlović – Stojković for turnover – 6:7 in 20th minute.The last advantage Meshkov had two minutes later 8:7, when began 13 minutes long „goalless“ period. Zagreb finished the first half with three goals of the captain Zlatko Horvat – 11:8.After only 100 seconds in the second half, Croatian champions were on +5 – 13:8, with the first goal of Luka Šebetić, the third right back which was used by Veselin Vujović. Meshkov got some other players on the level necessary for the serious resistance on today’s match during the middle of the second half when right back Shylovic and right wing Rutenka began to score goals and make attack more versatile.However, Zagreb’s left back Sandro Obranović took a role of „punisher“ with three-four powerful goals from 9 meters, which put hist team six goals ahead of the rival – 21:15, with only 10 minutes to go.Meshkov began to play like they have nothing to lose. Rastko Stojković tied up a few goals in series, and Belarussian outfit came on -1 only 90 seconds until the end. After goals of Obranović and Rutenka from both sided, Zagreb managed to save the ball in the last 30 seconds of the match and score just before final whistle for – 25:23.Results:RK Metalurg – La Rioja 29:28THW Kiel – PSG 33:29STANDINGS: 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…6402169:157(12)8 6. HC Metalurg6105146:175(-29)2 3. Naturhouse La Rioja6303177:174(3)6 1. THW Kiel6501186:164(22)10 ← Previous Story Vive Tauron Kielce “6 of 6” after double win over Aalborg Next Story → Lions like cuddly cats on Balkans – Celje beat RNL! read more

Heres Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2019

first_imgStay on target Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in March 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in March 2019 Amazon has women-centric action-packed thrillers coming your way this March. In The Widow (available to stream starting March 1), Kate Beckinsale plays a woman who travels to the Congo to find out the truth about the death of her husband. And in Hanna (available to stream starting March 29), based on the 2011 film of the same name, Esme Creed-Miles stars in the role originated by Saorsie Ronan, as a young girl raised in the forest trying to evade a CIA agent.More to watch: Costume Quest, based on the Double Fine Productions role-playing video game, and Cold War, the 2019 Academy Award-nominated drama set in the ruins of post-war Poland.Here’s everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2019.March 1A Man Called Blade (Mannaja)A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof (E per tetto un cielo di stelle)A Woman PossessedAbductionAmelia’s 25thAmerican BeautyBaba YagaBasic Instinct 2Big NightBlack Cat (Gatto nero)Black SheepBoomerangBoston Legal (Seasons 1 to 5)CarpoolCity of the Living Dead (Paura nella città dei morti viventi)Chinese Hercules (Ma tou da jue dou)Death at a FuneralDeep Red (Profondo rosso)Double JeopardyDude, Where’s My Dog?!Enter the Invincible Hero (Heugpyobigaeg)From BeneathJigKarl Rove, I Love YouLa claveLet Sleeping Corpses Lie (No profanar el sueño de los muertos)Little House on the Prairie (Seasons 1 to 9)Lone and Angry Man (Una bara per lo sceriffo)Major PayneMary Loss of SoulMurimgoriNacho LibreOverkillP.O.E.: Project of EvilPrison GirlsRambo IIIRide Out for RevengeSetupSo Young So BadStill Waiting…TapeheadsThe AmericanThe AppleThe Bank JobThe ChumscrubberThe CraziesThe Dead and the DamnedThe Four of the Apocalypse (I quattro dell’apocalisse)The Invincible Armour (Ying zhao tie bu shan)The Mighty QuinnThe New York Ripper (Lo squartatore di New York)The Practice (Seasons 1 to 9)The Unit (Seasons 1 to 4)The Widow (Season 1) Prime Original seriesUFOUs and the Game IndustryValerieVice SquadWaiting…Woman Avenger (Shi mei chu ma)Xue lian huanYin yang xie di ziYou Did This to MeMarch 8Costume Quest (Season 1) Prime Original seriesI Can Only ImagineTin Star (Season 2) Prime Original seriesMarch 10Middle MenMarch 11The Royals (Season 4)March 12AcrimonyColetteMarch 15Catastrophe (Season 4) Prime Original seriesMarch 16Speed KillsMarch 22Cold War Prime Original movieLeng zhanThe Stinky & Dirty Show (Season 2) Prime Original seriesMarch 29American RenegadesHanna (Season 1) Prime Original seriesThe DomesticsMarch 30OutlawsMore on Geek.com:Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in March 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in March 2019Amazon Teases ‘Middle-earth Map’ for Its New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Serieslast_img read more

Triple H congratulates Bobby Roode on debut Seth RollinsPower Rangers

first_img Glorious! Updated RAW Preview: Clash of Champions contract signing, new Firefly Funhouse segment Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWEVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:40/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:35 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 WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins discovers his siblings through a 23andMe DNA test Dave Bautista Triple H congratulates Bobby Roode on debutPaul “Triple H” Levesque posted the following backstage photo on Twitter on Tuesday night congratulating Bobby Roode on his debut last night on Smackdown Live.You can check out the photo below.One chapter ends and another #Glorious one begins…Welcome to @WWE #SDLive @REALBobbyRoode! #WeAreNXT pic.twitter.com/PP022wpWg9— Triple H (@TripleH) August 23, 2017Seth Rollins/Power RangersThe official Twitter account of the Power Rangers sent out the following tweet to RAW Tag Team Champion Seth Rollins on Tuesday night about Rollins’ new ring attire that looks similar to the outfits of the Power Rangers.We knew @WWERollins had super human Ranger powers! https://t.co/OE4in2wp9c— Power Rangers (@PowerRangers) August 22, 2017 Google+ Triple H Talks Neville On NXT Conference Call August 24, 2017 at 1:31 am Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 1 COMMENT TheCyberZoncenter_img Triple H Videos Articles WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Madison Square Garden Pays Tribute to Roman Reigns WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton) WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Dave Bautista Announces His Retirement From WWE Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Comments are closed.last_img read more

Collision on southbound I5 in Vancouver sends two to hospital

first_imgA collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Vancouver Saturday afternoon sent a 3-year-old to the hospital when a driver allegedly under the influence of alcohol failed to stop in time, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol.The state patrol responded to the collision on I-5 near Northeast 63rd Street about 12:20 p.m. after two vehicles slowed for traffic and the driver of a 2007 Kia sedan failed to stop in time and rear-ended the 2007 Acura sedan stopped on the roadway, according to reports. The Acura was pushed onto the left shoulder and and struck a concrete barrier.The state patrol cited Austin Waddle, 20, of Vancouver, who was driving the Kia, for driving while under the influence of alcohol and inattention. The Kia was deemed a total loss.Three of the four people in the Acura were injured. The driver, Jennifer Bryson, 41, of Vancouver, and a 3-year-old passenger were taken to Legacy Hospital in Salmon Creek to be treated for their injuries. The other two passengers, Miah Harrison, 22, of Gresham, and Dakota Shorak, 21, of Vancouver, were not injured. All four were wearing seat belts.The condition of Bryson and the young passenger are unknown at this time.last_img read more

Emery pleased with Holdings Arsenal performances

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery is impressed with the ever-improving Rob Holding ahead of Sunday’s Premier League trip to BournemouthThe 23-year-old defender has flourished under new coach Emery this season after struggling for regular game time under Arsene Wenger.Holding has started 11 times already for Arsenal and he’s proven to be a solid option in the absence of club captain Laurent Koscielny.“I think Rob Holding is improving, he is taking confidence and with confidence he is at his best,” Emery told Arsenal.com.“He is helping us like we want, but I say it with every player, we want every player to be okay, to be with good spirit in training.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“His chances are coming in the matches and now Koscielny also is working with us every day and he is close to playing in the next matches.“Sokratis [Papastathopoulos] is working better every day also, I think his adaptation is better now than in the first two months.“We need every player and Rob Holding for us is also very important with his spirit, with his commitment with us and with every player.”Holding revealed earlier this week that he hopes his strong Arsenal displays earn him an England call-up.last_img read more

Liverpool fail with £61m bid for Benfica teenager Joao Felix

first_imgLiverpool offer of £61m for Benfica teenager Joao Felix has been turned down according to reports.According to Correio da Manha Benfica turned down the offer by Liverpool and are believed to have included a £105m buy-out clause in the teenager’s latest contract.Felix has scored six times in 17 appearances for Benfica in the 2018-19 campaign.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil 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.Sports mole report that Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Monaco are all monitoring the progress of the youngster and are also keen to land him a deal should there be a chance.Liverpool are currently top of the English Premier league table with four points ahead of closest rivals Manchester City. They face Cystal Palace on Saturday while Manchester city travel to Huddersfield in a make or mar encounter that could see them maintain the close pursuit on Liverpool or widen the margin.Liverpool also face Bayern Munich in a UEFA champions league round of 16 tie.last_img read more

Motorola will sell its first foldable phone likely the Razr this summer

first_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: See All More from MWC 2019 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 35 Photos The device is almost certainly a revival of the Razr brand, which The Wall Street Journal reported would be coming back with a $1,500 price tag. Engadget on Wednesday confirmed that the phone was coming.The summer launch puts it squarely in between the launch of the Galaxy Fold, slated for April 26, and the Mate X, which will launch around the middle of the year, and further highlights the burgeoning trend of foldable phones. The devices garnered tons of buzz and were the talk of a reinvigorated MWC at a time when interest in phones were starting to mature.Unlike the Galaxy Fold or Mate X, which fold out into larger displays, the Razr’s design, based on schematics from a patent filing discovered by blog 91Mobiles, flips down into a smaller device like the original Razr. News • Forget the Galaxy Fold and Mate X, the Motorola Razr is the foldable phone to beat Phones The design has some advantages, including protection of the display once it’s folded down. If it mimics the original phone, it’ll be much more compact too. But it’s unclear if consumers want to fold away their display. Samsung and Huawei are banking on people preferring the option of the larger display. The original Razr was one of the most recognizable brands and helped drive Motorola’s success for years during the flip phone era. The ultra-thin phone first started off at the then-outrageous price of $500 as an exclusive phone for Cingular Wireless (now AT&T.) It was one of the most successful phones in history, selling more than 50 million units within two years of its debut.Motorola, however, couldn’t capitalize on the success of the Razr, and fell further behind as the industry moved on to more sophisticated phones. Google purchased Motorola in 2012, and then resold it two years later to Lenovo. Motorola has made its mark largely on well-outfitted budget phones like the Moto G franchise and its Moto Z franchise, which is upgradable to 5G via a Moto Mod attachment.Now, Lenovo has a chance to reinvigorate the Motorola brand with the Razr once more.The story originally published on Feb. 27 at 5:25 p.m. PT. Update, Feb. 28 at 4 a.m. PT: To include additional details on prior phones.  Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: CNET editors react $146 Review • Motorola Razr V3xx Share your voice • Mentioned Above Motorola Special Edition Black Razr V3 (AT&T) See itcenter_img Mobile World Congress 2019 Huawei Mate X triple threat: Foldable phone with 5G, lots of cameras Motorola Razr Mobile World Congress 2019 Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 9:54 Comments Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Galaxy S10 Plus ongoing review Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 feels like practical magic Mobile World Congress 2019 Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Preview • Motorola Razr Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone 8 reading • Motorola will sell its first foldable phone, likely the Razr, this summer Images from a design patent filed by Motorola in 2017. The filing went public in December. Motorola – Photo illustration by Ian Knighton/CNET Motorola is jumping into foldable phones. And it’s likely doing it with one of the most iconic names in the business. Motorola, a unit of Chinese consumer electronics giant Lenovo, plans to sell its foldable smartphone in the summer, according to a person familiar with the company’s plans. The person said the design would be unlike the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which debuted last week, or the Huawei Mate X, which was shown off at the MWC Barcelona show on Sunday. Lenovo Motorola Samsunglast_img read more

State leaders look to fix Alaskan health issues

first_imgDownload AudioMedicaid is one of the biggest drivers of Alaska’s state spending.At the same time, Alaska has the nation’s highest suicide rate, and a growing problem with opioid addiction.There is a new effort to address both issues. State leaders believe they can lower the long term growth in Medicaid costs – and make Alaskans healthier mentally and physically.They plan to do that by better coordinating behavioral health care – the treatment of mental health and addiction.At a recent Senate Medicaid Reform Subcommittee hearing, Health Commissioner Valerie Davidson said it will be a challenge.“This is hard stuff,” Davidson said. “If it was easy, Alaska would have done it long ago. And the great news is we have folks who have come together who are really interested in really changing the way that we deliver behavioral health services in our state, so that Alaskans can get the care that they need.”In practice, it means more Alaskans will be screened for behavioral health issues in primary care settings. And a wider range of licensed counselors and therapists would be able to treat Medicaid recipients in a wider range of settings, like in a doctor’s office.Davidson says current gaps in behavioral health care lead to other problems.“We are seeing it in the number of children who experience in child maltreatment,” said Davidson. “And unfortunately, when we’re dealing with children, what we know is to the extent that that occurs, that can become a multigenerational issue, that if we don’t provide resources to family members who are in crisis where we have places where they can actually go to receive help, we are never going to get ahead of this problem.”A recent state-commissioned report recommended the state hire an organization that would increase the state’s capacity to provide behavioral health care, and manage a coordinated system.While that organization would cost more than five million dollars per year starting in 2018, the state projects that it would save a larger amount in future years.Despite the state’s massive budget deficit, Anchorage Republican Senator Cathy Giessel was on board.“I appreciate the encouragement to invest in behavioral health and frankly I view it in the same way as investing in oil and gas credits for exploration,” Geissel said. “It pays off in the long run, though it costs a bit upfront.”This coordinated approach is already practiced in some areas.For example, Southcentral Foundation serves Alaska Natives with psychologists and social workers who treat patients in the same health centers as primary care providers.The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority board supports better integration of behavioral health care into the rest of the healthcare system.Chief Executive Jeff Jessee says state leaders and providers will have to work together like a baseball team.“The trustees believe this is the single biggest thing that the trust will encounter in our 20 years of history, this is an opportunity to truly transform our behavioral health and healthcare system,” said Jessee. “So, it’s the bottom of the ninth, we’re five runs down, we’re not bunting, and we’re not going to get one big swing either. We’re going to have to chunk away at this.”While the groundwork for statewide behavioral health changes would happen over  the next year under Governor Bill Walker’s proposed budget, the bulk of the changes wouldn’t occur until 2018.last_img read more

Markets offer bullish welcome to FY20 Sensex sets record high of 39028

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Maharashtra’s Wardha on April 1, 2019. The brightening prospects of Prime Minister Modi’s return to power and global cues are making FY20 a ‘buy on dips’ market.Twitter/BJPFollowing a record-setting March, the markets opened the financial year 2019-20 (FY20) on Monday with a strong bullish show confirming the technical view of FY20 as a ‘buy on dips’ market. The general elections whose results are due in the second half of May might induce some volatility, but experts consider the bullish theme to remain through the first half the year.Observers reckon that the prospects of the return to power of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Delhi have brightened with the failure of the main opposition Congress party led by its president Rahul Gandhi to attract major alliance partners. Opinion polls by different agencies have given a clear edge to the BJP and the return of a stable government. Rahul Gandhi’s decision to contest from Wayanad in Kerala, apart from his traditional Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, has added to the market conviction that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is not gaining traction in the BJP-dominated states in North India.A set of global cues including the receding clouds of trade war escalation between the US and China and lessening Brexit confusion is helping global indices and the Indian markets. Wall Street ended the March quarter on a strong note with S&P 500 posting its best quarterly gain since 2009, rising over 13 per cent. The Dow Jones rose 11.2 per cent posting its biggest quarterly rise since 2013, while the Nasdaq soared 16.5 per cent in its best quarter since 2012, a Reuters report said.A reflection of the general global sentiment was on the show on Monday when the Bombay Stock Exchange’s 30-share benchmark Sensex had a strong gap-up opening and set a new high after hitting a lifetime high of 39,028 points surpassing its previous high of 38,989 registered on August 29, 2018. Nifty50 has also been hovering near the record high of 11,760 after making an intra-day high of 11,738 points.Banking stocks continued their strong show from March into April with Nifty Bank registering a new high of 30,646 points in morning trade with Bank of Baroda, whose amalgamation with Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank created the second largest lender in terms of network and customer base, newly recapitalized Punjab National Bank (PNB), and ICICI Bank. China’s President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump arrive at a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing, China. The receding fears of a US-China trade war are helping to buoy global markets and Indian sentiment.Thomas Peter – Pool/Getty ImagesThe spread of the rally across sectors after a gap-up opening to the week points to the market strength that could support a continued rally even in this election quarter, according to some experts. The strong show of banking stocks is believed to be an indication of the market’s optimism of another rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India, whose monetary policy committee is set to meet next week.Market sources attribute the buoyancy to huge buying interest from foreign institutional investors (FII) in the cash segment. FIIs turned net buyers in the quarter with the infusion of more funds, market data show, with fresh fund infusion continuing through the last two consecutive months of the last fiscal year. March alone accounted for a net infusion of Rs 45,981 crore including a net Rs 33,980 crore in equities and Rs 12,001 crore in debt, according to data published by PTI. In February, the overseas players pumped in a net amount of Rs 11,182 crore in capital markets.last_img read more

Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos Exits After ATTs Otter Media Buyout

first_img ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Please join me at All-Hands today where I will speak more about this transition and we will hear from Tony Goncalves and Andy Forssell.Sincerely,-George George Strompolos, founder and CEO of Fullscreen, is stepping down as chief exec to move into an advisory role, a move coming after AT&T’s deal to secure full ownership of Fullscreen parent Otter Media.Strompolos founded Fullscreen in January 2011 as one of the original YouTube multichannel networks that aggregated the channels of thousands of creators.In a memo to Fullscreen employees Friday, Strompolos wrote that he will be moving into an adviser role to Fullscreen and Otter Media. Fullscreen staff will continue to report into Otter Media COO Andy Forssell.“After spending some time away from work and reflecting on my own personal journey, I have decided that now is the right time for me to step down as CEO,” Strompolos wrote.Fullscreen sold a majority stake to AT&T and Chernin Group in 2014, in what would become their Otter Media digital-video joint venture. AT&T acquired Chernin Group’s controlling stake in Otter Media in June. Popular on Variety Since becoming part of AT&T/TCG’s Otter Media, Fullscreen has undergone a series of significant shifts. It made a significant investment in a subscription VOD service, launched in April 2016, targeted at millennials and stocked with original shows. But Fullscreen pulled the plug on it at the end of 2017 after the SVOD service failed to gain traction.Today, Fullscreen is primarily an influencer marketing and branded-content agency, according to Otter Media CEO Tony Goncalves, speaking at Variety‘s Entertainment and Tech Summit in L.A. on Thursday. Where Fullscreen once had as many as 75,000 creator partners three years ago, it now counts 4,500, according to AT&T.Prior to launching Fullscreen, Strompolos worked at Google’s YouTube for more than six years, where he co-created the YouTube partnership program.Read Strompolos’ memo to Fullscreen staff:Team,After spending some time away from work and reflecting on my own personal journey, I have decided that now is the right time for me to step down as CEO. Tomorrow I will be transitioning into an Advisor role to Fullscreen and Otter Media. Fullscreen will continue to report into Otter’s COO, Andy Forssell.Building Fullscreen has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. We knew early on that online video, the smartphone and social media would change the world. Together we built a first-of-its-kind company that empowers a diverse spectrum of creative voices and redefines how brands approach their marketing in the modern era. I will never forget the friendships, the late night sessions, the challenges, the wins, the work, the laughs we’ve had and the culture we built. Thank you.My hope is that I have instilled a real spirit of creativity, relentlessness and innovation here that will continue forward in each of you for years to come. We have a deep bench of leaders who reflect these values and will ensure that the future of Fullscreen remains bright. I look forward to supporting this team as an Advisor going forward.last_img read more