Indian women crush Japan in kabaddi for contingent’s first win

first_imgJakarta, Aug 19 (PTI) The Indian contingent registered its first win at the 18th Asian Games as the country’s women’s Kabaddi team made mincemeat of Japan in their Group A opener here today. India won 43-12 in a lop-sided encounter. The Indian women dominated the contest from start to end against the Japanese, recording an emphatic win in their first game on day one of competitions. India stayed on track to complete a hat-trick of titles in the multi-sport quadrennial extravaganza. Japan were never in the match and the gulf in class between the two teams was evident from the beginning. The men’s team, also one of the favourites, start their campaign against Bangladesh later in the day followed by a match against Sri Lanka in the evening. PTI AH AHlast_img read more

Two ESPN Analysts Are Predicting A Major Upset Tomorrow

first_imgA general view of Colorado's football field during a game.BOULDER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: A general view of the stadium as the Stanford Cardinal face the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on November 3, 2012 in Boulder, Colorado. The Cardinal defeated the Buffaloes 48-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)Week 11 of the college football season kicked off on Thursday night with a major upset. Wake Forest traveled to North Carolina to take on the NC State Wolfpack in an All-ACC affair.The Demon Deacons used a late touchdown to take a 27-23 lead and the intercepted a pass from Wolfpack quarterback Ryan Finley to ice the game. It was just the second loss of the season for No. 14 NC State.That games serves as a nice appetizer for the upcoming Saturday slate of games. Before those games kick off, ESPN’s panel of experts revealed their picks for the weekend’s biggest games.Among the picks were two major upset picks.Edward Aschoff and David Hale both predict Colorado will take down No. 8 Washington State on Saturday afternoon.The Cougars enter this game with just one loss on the season – a field goal loss at USC. Can the Buffaloes end their four-game skid and finally get back in the win column?Washington State and Colorado kick off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.last_img read more

Notre Dame Football Gets Big Recruiting News

first_imgA closeup of Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 24: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly looks on during the game against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)Notre Dame’s football program has one of its biggest games of the season on Saturday, as the Fighting Irish are set to take on Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx.Brian Kelly’s program has received some major recruiting news in anticipation of that contest.This week, Notre Dame received a major commitment that propelled the program up the recruiting rankings.Marist Liufau, a linebacker out of Hawaii, committed to the Fighting Irish.The commitment put Notre Dame ahead of Ohio State in the team recruiting rankings.From 247Sports:Notre Dame added a commitment from one of Hawaii’s top prospects earlier today in Honolulu (Hawaii) Punahou high school three-star linebacker Marist Liufau. The 6-3, 210-pounder pledged to the Fighting Irish shortly after his Notre Dame official visit, which was also the weekend he landed the offer. His offer list also included USC, Arizona, Boise State, Utah, Hawaii, Oregon, San Diego State, Utah State and Washington State.Liufau becomes commitment No. 20 for Notre Dame from the class of 2019. His pledge also boosts the Fighting Irish up one spot according to the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings. Notre Dame is now the No. 12 class nationally after moving ahead of Ohio State following Liufau’s public announcement.You can view Notre Dame’s full class here.The Fighting Irish and the Orange, meanwhile, are set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. E.T. on NBC on Saturday.last_img read more

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Jackie Chan visits TimorLeste

The action film star and kung fu expert Jackie Chan today urged young people in Timor-Leste to build peace in their tiny nation as he wrapped up a three-day visit as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Mr. Chan encouraged young Timorese people to use martial arts “only as a peaceful force and never to threaten or harm others.” He urged them to become productive members of society and channel their energies to positive use to make a better, more peaceful country. At the climax of his visit on today, after travelling around the country, Mr. Chan brought together over 3,500 students in the capital, Dili, in an exercise at the national stadium to promote the peaceful use of martial arts. Timor-Leste, which gained its independence six years ago, is one of the poorest countries in the region. With one in three Timorese between 15 and 29 years old, many young people are faced with limited opportunities. The martial arts have historically been very popular with the country’s youth, but as violence broke out after independence, some turned to crime and violence. Timor-Leste saw an upsurge in violent clashes in 2006 and then attacks earlier this year that left the President wounded.Jun Kukita, UNICEF’s Country Representative said that “UNICEF is committed to working with the Timor-Leste’s Government to fulfil the rights of young people and to make sure they have the opportunity to learn, develop practical skills, and play an active role in the development of the country.” 25 June 2008The action film star and kung fu expert Jackie Chan today urged young people in Timor-Leste to build peace in their tiny nation as he wrapped up a three-day visit as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). read more

Ravinatha appointed to Geneva

The External Affairs Ministry today appointed Ravinatha Aryasinha as the new ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva.Aryasinha, who is now the Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union will replace the current Ambassador Tamara Kunanayakam who had earlier strongly objected to her transfer. Kunanayakam had last week said that her transfer may get misinterpreted as an attempt to censure her over the vote at the UN Human Rights Council which Sri Lanka lost in March.The UN Human Rights Council had in March passed a resolution calling on Sri Lanka to investigate alleged human rights violations. It was reported last week that Kunanayakam is to be appointed as an Ambassador to a Latin American country. Aryasinha confirmed to the Colombo Gazette that the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had sent him a letter today (Tuesday) regarding his appointment to Geneva. The resolution, sponsored by the US and co-sponsored by 40 other nations, was passed by 24 votes to 15, with 8 abstentions.  (Report by Easwaran Rutnam for Colombo Gazette) read more

Oneman crime spree gets time served

A 34-year-old Brantford man, who used an online credit card hacking application to scam stores out of more than $15,000, has spent most of the last year in jail getting sober.Daniel Brent Tenant, 33, was a “one-man crime spree,” said Justice Kathleen Baker as she sentenced Tenant to time served, giving him credit for spending the equivalent of 411 days in jail.“It was a brazen undertaking and the amounts involved were not minuscule” Baker said recently in Brantford’s Ontario Court. “The circumstances are quite aggravating.”Tenant operated with impunity for more than a year, repeatedly visiting stores in Cambridge, Guelph, Orangeville and Kitchener, until he was snagged speeding in Simcoe.It took almost 10 minutes in court to read out the 20 charges to which Tenant pleaded guilty.  And those were whittled down from more than 70 charges he originally faced.“I feel like an idiot,” Tenant told the judge.“I had eight years without getting into trouble. I’ve been sober for nine months now and feel great. I don’t want to fall back into that pattern.”Tenant’s credit card crimes began in January 2017 in a convenience store in Renton, east of Simcoe, where he got snacks, drinks, prepaid gift cards and lottery tickets. He told the clerk he didn’t have a physical credit card but knew the number and entered it into the system.He was able to walk out with $1,394 worth of goods. He later sent his friends to play the same scam, bilking the store out of more than $4,500.Three weeks later, the store owner was told by Visa that the credit card numbers were stolen and the store was charged for the purchases.Tenant used his system again in December 2017. He visited a video gaming store in Guelph four times on Dec. 14, four times on Dec. 18 and three times on Dec. 20, charging amounts of $200 to $1,100 to fraudulent credit card numbers.He did the same thing in Georgetown on Boxing Day.In February 2018, Tenant defrauded a variety store in Cambridge of $2,680. The following month, still in Cambridge, he  bilked a pawn shop for more than $2,000, a high-end bike store for almost $1,000, a clothing store for more than $1,500 and a pizza shop for $150.In Kitchener, Tenant defrauded a convenience store of several thousand dollars.Tenant occasionally was stymied by suspicious store clerks.At a Cambridge hardware store, he tried to pay for $857 worth of tools but left when pressed for identification. At another store, the card number he used was declined.He was identified through photos and surveillance videos at most of the stores.On March 7 last year, Tenant and a female accomplice were caught on video breaking into the compound of Aecon Mining and Construction on Elgin Street in Brantford, setting off a silent alarm.Officers followed the pair toward nearby train tracks and, while the woman ran away, Tenant stopped and co-operated with police. He had a stolen grinder in his backpack and eight spools of wire stacked by a hole in the fence.Released on bail, Tenant and a friend used a stolen credit card number to buy items at an Orangeville clothing store.On April 21,  Norfolk provincial police caught Tenant speeding on Queensway East in Simcoe. Police discovered that Tenant was unlicensed, his vehicle tag had expired and there was an outstanding warrant for him.During a search, the officers found cash, gift cards, a gas-powered BB gun under the driver’s seat, cellphones, lottery tickets, two prohibited knives, brass knuckles and drugs, including methamphetamine, a few hydromorphone pills and powdered and liquid fentanyl.After that, Tenant stayed in jail and waited as the justice system gathered together his crimes from the various jurisdictions.“He stayed in jail because he wanted to clean up his act,” said his lawyer, Dale Henderson.Henderson said Tenant was a successful concrete finisher but, after two back surgeries, became addicted to his prescribed painkiller, Oxycontin.In court, Tenant pleaded guilty to 13 counts of fraud, break and enter, possession of break-in instruments, failure to appear in court, possession of a dangerous weapon, driving while suspended, and possession of fentanyl and hydromorphone.Henderson, assistant Crown attorney Michael Dean and federal prosecutor Kevin McGilly all agreed Tenant had saved the court multiple long trials by pleading guilty. They said an appropriate sentence was his time served.“On the flip side, many of these businesses are at a significant loss,” said Dean. “And it’s concerning the seeming ease with which Mr. Tenant carried out these operations, going back to the same stores multiple times each day.” read more

Labatt Breweries buys craft brewer Mill Street for undisclosed amount

Labatt Breweries buys craft brewer Mill Street for undisclosed amount by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 9, 2015 7:29 am MDT Last Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 5:05 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Mill Street Brewery CEO Irvine Weitzman, left to right, Labatt Breweries Canada President Jan Craps, Brewmaster Joel Manning and Mill Street co-founder Steve Abrams pose for a photo in the Mill Street Brewery in Toronto on Friday, October 9, 2015. Labatt Breweries of Canada have announced it’s purchase of the Mill Street Brewery, a craft brewery based in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young TORONTO – The loyalties of craft beer aficionados were put to the test Friday with the announcement that Mill Street Brewery, one of Canada’s leading makers of craft beer, is being swallowed by the world’s largest brewing company.Under the agreement, privately held Mill Street is to be taken over by Labatt Breweries, a subsidiary of Belgian-based Anheuser-Busch InBev — a prospect that has raised concern among some of the company’s longtime customers.This is Labatt’s sixth acquisition of a North American craft brewer since 2011 and the deal immediately raised questions about how to define craft breweries in a multinational industry that’s purposely making the boundaries murkier than ever.Mill Street will continue to operate as a stand-alone company as it looks for ways to expand production and capacity, said co-founder Steve Abrams.Over the past few years, the craft brewer has seen average sales growth of more than 15 per cent annually.“Many craft brewers in Ontario are experiencing this huge surge just to keep up with demand,” Abrams said in an interview.“This immediate infusion of capital will assist us in getting tanks and more equipment.”However, those aspirations may not sit well with craft beer drinkers, who pride themselves in supporting local products made in small batches.Some of them quickly took to Twitter to express dismay over the future of the Mill Street brand.“Goodbye to craft. Hello average,” posted @Simmsation on Twitter shortly after the announcement was made.“Oh no! What a shame, I liked Tankhouse. I need to find a new beer,” added @nfitz1, referring to one of the company’s trademark brews.Others decided to take a more creative approach, considering ways that Labatt could mesh its Labatt Blue line with the Mill Street reputation.“Might I suggest ‘Mill Street Blues’ as their first hybrid ale?” said @jeremysale.Mill Street itself will also lose some of its support from the Ontario government under the province’s initiative to help grow the market share of craft brewers.While Mill Street will still be considered a craft brewer, it will not be a “small brewer,” which strips it of certain benefits, said a spokeswoman for Finance Minister Charles Sousa.Press secretary Kelsey Ingram said in an email that Mill Street “will now be treated as any other Labatt-owned brand,” which includes bumping Mill Street from the Ontario craft section of the LCBO and eliminating the favoured marketing support given to smaller players.Meanwhile, beer drinkers will be cautious about assurances that Mill Street won’t change under the rule of a global brewer with a reputation for sweeping cost reductions to stay competitive.Labatt bought discount beermaker Lakeport Brewery in 2007 when “buck a beer” was all the rage, and then shut down its Hamilton facility three years later after deciding it was cheaper to fold production into Labatt’s operations in London, Ont.While Labatt didn’t announce how much it will pay for Mill Street, it plans to invest $10 million into the company’s existing brewery operations, which it says will remain open.“We think that this partnership will really help expand awareness of craft across the country,” said Charlie Angelakos, Labatt’s vice-president of corporate affairs.The popularity of craft breweries has been on the rise across Canada for years. While overall beer consumption declined by six per cent in 2014, craft beer servings grew by seven per cent, according to recent findings from data research company NPD Group.Stephen Beaumont, an industry watcher and author on beer trends, said the takeover didn’t come as a surprise because of the international buying spree for craft brewers at Anheuser-Busch InBev.Labatt has also played in the craft brew market itself, under a relatively low profile, positioning its Shock Top line of beers in the microbrew department at liquor stores.Despite its reputation, Mill Street isn’t a stranger to corporate partnerships either.The brewery opened a branded pub at Pearson Airport in Toronto three years ago, and paired with hotel chain Fairmont for a honey ale named after the company’s Royal York Hotel, because it harvested from beehives on the building’s rooftop.“They will likely face a good deal of blow-back from the craft community, for all that relatively small percentage of the market means,” Beaumont said.“I don’t think (Mill Street) will change their beers, but for a lot of people the cachet of buying craft beer will be lost.”Mill Street was started in 2002 with modest aspirations by its three founders, but its success pushed them to move its facilities to a larger space four years later that could handle rising demand.Since then, it has amassed a variety of accolades, including Canadian brewery of the year at Canadian Brewing Awards for three consecutive years starting in 2007.Labatt — once an independent giant in Canada’s beer industry — was bought in 1995 by a Belgian group that has continued to grow by buying and merging with other companies around the world. The group, now called Anheuser-Busch InBev, is currently attempting to buy the world’s second-biggest beermaker SABMiller.The founders of Mill Street are hopeful that despite early criticism, their beers will reach new markets, starting with Quebec — the only province that currently doesn’t have any distribution of the brand.Follow @dj_friend on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version noted Mill Street would be removed from the craft beer section at LCBO. It is being bumped from a specific part of the craft beer section which highlighted Ontario craft brews. read more

Man arrested over 1976 sectarian killing released unconditionally

first_imgUpdate 8.29pmA MAN WHO was arrested in London in connection with a 37-year-old unsolved murder in Belfast has been released unconditionally.Paul McNally – a 26-year-old father of two – was shot as he left a bookmakers in north Belfast on 5 June 1976 in what police believe was a random sectarian attack.He died in hospital two days later.Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch, assisted by officers from London’s Metropolitan Police, arrested the 60-year-old man this morning in the east London area. He was released without conditions, police confirmed.It was the second arrest in connection with the case this year.A 55-year-old man was also arrested in Belfast back in February in connection with the case, and later released pending a report being sent to the Public Prosecution Service.The investigation was re-opened following the receipt of new information and a number of preliminary enquiries.GunmenThe victim and a number of other local men were leaving Sean Graham’s bookmakers at the junction of Brompton Park and Crumlin Road on the afternoon of 5 June when two gunmen opened fire on the group.A passing army patrol then fired at the two attackers as the gunmen left the scene in a yellow Ford Cortina.The getaway vehicle had been hijacked in the Shankill Road area a few minutes prior to the shooting. It was recovered in the same area after the attack.McNally was seriously injured by a gunshot wound and died two days later in hospital. Another man also sustained serious injuries in the shooting.A plumber by trade, McNally was married and was a father to a four-year-old daughter and five-month-old son.The PSNI is appealing for anyone with information to contact the investigation team on 028 9180 1507. Alternatively, anyone who would prefer to provide information anonymously can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.Additional reporting by Sinéad O’CarrollRead: Man arrested in relation to 1976 murder of father-of-two >Read: Irish dad of nine killed in fall from New York apartment >last_img read more

LEurope fait le ménage dans les étiquettes alimentaires

first_imgL’Europe fait le ménage dans les étiquettes alimentaires La Commission européenne a décidé de procéder à un grand ménage de printemps en 2012. L’industrie alimentaire devra ainsi retirer de ses étiquettes plus de 2.000 allégations de santé jugées soit trompeuses soit mensongères.Certains produits alimentaires surfent sur la vague du bio et des soucis de santé en affichant des slogans tels que “réduit le taux de cholestérol”, “solidifie les os” ou “facilite la circulation sanguine”. Une publicité qui s’avère souvent trompeuse voire mensongère mais qui ne devrait plus durer. En effet, hier, la Commission européenne a annoncé que l’industrie alimentaire allait devoir retirer plus de 2.000 des allégations santé qui fleurissent aujourd’hui sur les produits. C’est l’Agence européenne pour la sécurité des aliments (EFSA) qui a été chargée de rendre un rapport concernant ces assertions. Celui-ci fait part de 2.760 allégations nutritionnelles étudiées dont 510 seulement se sont avérées scientifiquement prouvées. Initialement, une liste de 44.000 affirmations de ce genre avait été transmise par les différents Etats de l’Union. Après avoir été ramenée à 4.600 puis transférée à l’EFSA, elle avait été une seconde fois réduite à 2.760 après que 300 assertions aient été spontanément retirées et que 1.500 autres aient été mises à part. Ces dernières concernent les vertus attribuées aux plantes et feront l’objet d’un examen ultérieur.Des promesses souvent “incorrectes” L’étude à proprement parler n’a pas porté sur les produits eux-mêmes mais sur leurs différents ingrédients dont les étiquettes vantent les bienfaits. Comme le souligne Frédéric Vincent, porte-parole du commissaire européen John Dalli et responsable de la santé et des consommateurs, “le rejet d’une allégation ne signifie pas que le produit n’est pas bon, seulement que les promesses figurant sur l’étiquette ne sont pas correctes”.À lire aussiSalmonelles : salmonellose, symptômes, cause et transmissionPour réglementer tout cela, la Commission européenne prépare un projet de loi basé sur les avis de l’EFSA. Celui-ci sera soumis aux Etats et au Parlement européen et une décision devrait être prise en 2012, espère la Commission. “Il s’agit de réguler un marché actuellement opaque”, ont souligné les services du commissaire John Dalli. Une fois le règlement adopté, les industriels disposeront de six mois pour retirer des étiquettes les allégations de santé non validées, indique TV5monde. La même procédure a eu lieu dans le domaine de l’industrie de la diététique et des compléments alimentaires, la Commission ayant demandé à ce que la preuve scientifique des affirmations affichées soit donnée pour que les produits puissent être autorisés à être commercialisés.Le 29 juillet 2011 à 13:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Disney Streaming TV Service Sounds Absolutely Terrifying

first_img Watch: Bill Gates Reveals His Worst Fear in Netflix Docuseries TrailerPlex Enters The Streaming Service Wars With Cable-Style Bundle Stay on target Most online people probably know this at this point, but there is a wide variety of television programming available to you even if you never want to touch cable in your life. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and dozens of other niche streaming TV services allow you to cut the cord while still enjoying plenty of timely quality content. If anything, watching streaming shows puts you more in the center of the conversation than watching some normie network sitcom.And it’s that a la carte variety that makes streaming services so appealing to us. Want to watch sports? Try FuboTV. Blaxploitation movies? Brown Sugar. Anime? Ugh, fine, get Crunchyroll. Unfortunately, the capitalist hellscape we live in can never let a good thing last that long. Look at what happened to FilmStruck. Soon streaming services will be conglomerate monopolies just as or even more oppressive than the TV models they supplanted. And the absolutely terrifying Disney+ is leading the charge.Disney has been threatening us with its own streaming TV service for a while now. But recent reports in financial publications (telling) have revealed the full name and timetable for the service: Disney+ is coming in late 2019 according to CEO Bob Iger. We maybe should’ve seen this name considering its based on the technology of Disney’s own ESPN+ sports streaming service.This reveal comes after weeks of news trickling out about all of the original programming planned for the service. When you see it as a headline or two, it’s not so bad. It’s exciting even. But when you see the whole lineup, you’re honestly terrified about how absolutely dominant Disney #brands are and how much power the company can wield over consumers by collecting them all in one paid place. Soon we’ll all be the movie theaters forced to obey Disney’s demands despite danger to our own financial well-being.Here’s what you can expect to watch on Disney+. The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars show. A different live-action Star Wars show about Cassian Andor from Rogue One. Season seven of the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars show. Marvel Studios shows based on Loki, Scarlet Witch, a Falcon and Winter Soldier team up, and something else. A Mighty Ducks show. A Monsters, Inc. show. A Muppets show. A High School Musical reboot. Remakes of 3 Men and a Baby, Don Quixote, Father of the Bride, Honey I Shrunk The Kids, The Parent Trap, Peter Pan, The Sword in the Stone, and Lady and the Tramp. And something called Timmy Failure.And that’s just the original content! Disney+ will of course also feature unfathomable amounts of content from Disney’s decades-long entertainment history from classic cartoons to live-action blockbusters. Blow up the Disney Vault. You better enjoy Marvel movies on Netflix while you can because starting with Captain Marvel they’re all getting pulled and moving to Disney+. But don’t worry, at least Iron Fist will still be there.Disney has every right to make its own streaming service. It’s such a slam dunk considering how much money they’ll make for the Mouse. And we can’t knock them for making so many original shows and movies considering that’s the only stuff on Netflix worth watching. But it’s just the sheer size of Disney that scares us, especially as people seem to keep cheering them on.Disney+ will presumably greatly benefit from the pending Fox buyout. But the service won’t have any R-rated shows or movies. So is Disney just going to sit on this library of Alien, Predator, The Simpsons, and more mature Fox properties the company will now own? Will they be shunted off to some rival service like Hulu? What about the next four Avatar sequels? What about all the people who will lose their jobs? What about the directors who won’t sacrifice their artistic vision? Except for the Avatar sequels, these are all valid questions to ask in the face of Disney’s growing power, more valid than wondering whether or not the X-Men will show up in one of these streaming MCU shows in time for D23.I’m sure we’ll all subscribe to Disney+ next year at least for a little bit just to be able to keep up with culture. But we don’t really have a choice. Disney is now strong enough to take that choice away. And that’s a bad thing.P.S. Disney is bad and Star Wars: The Last Jedi is great are both true.View as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20.last_img read more

WWE Smackdown Preview for 51 Five things to look for Nakamura demands

first_img Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Staff RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WWE Smackdown Live is airing from Montreal, Canada tonight.A few members of the staff will be in attendance tonight. Make sure to check out our main page for Smackdown LIVE results. Wrestleview will be active on Twitter throughout the show as well!Here are five things to look for tonight according to WWE:1) Shinsuke Nakamura demands a public apology from AJ Styles.2) Who’s brave enough to step up to The Bludgeon Brothers?3) Jeff Hardy will be appearing on “Miz TV”.4) Carmella, Peyton Royce and Billie Kay vs. Charlotte Flair, Asuka and Becky Lynch5) How will Big Cass and Daniel Bryan react to their encounter in Saudi Arabia?Join us tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET (7:00 CT) for live coverage of Smackdown tonight. Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte center_img Twitter Facebook WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Competitor Running Shutters Print Edition Lays Off Staff

first_imgThings appeared to be on the rise at Competitor Running, too, which unveiled a rebranding and redesign under Sebor’s leadership just last month.“While we’re thrilled to have a magazine with such a strong legacy, it was time to shake things up,” Sebor told Folio: at the time. “Our central goal was to underline Competitor Running’s position as the trusted source for runners — this is of course why we added ‘Running’ to the name.”Felix Magowan, co-owner of Pocket Outdoor Media, said Competitor Running was mainly a “house organ” for the Rock’n’Roll marathon series, hosted in 30 cities throughout the world, per the Times of San Diego report.“If you divorce it from that, it doesn’t really work,” said Magowan in a statement. “It’s a marketing vehicle for an event, and if it’s no longer associated with that event, it can’t really survive.”Magowan also noted the printing and distribution costs of Competitor Running, stating that the organization could no longer cover it “so it was kind of a no-brainer decision.”“If a print magazine doesn’t have paid circulation revenue source, it’s very hard to make money in this day and age,” he added.Back in June, Competitor Group and its Rock’n’Roll running series was acquired by Ironman. The agreement for Ironman to then sell off the media brands to Pocket Outdoor Media was finalized on October 12. After a 30-year run, Competitor Running has shuttered its monthly print issue and laid off its editorial staff, with the November edition slated as the last for the publication.The news of the magazine’s closure comes just days after Ironman/World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announced that the sale of the San Diego-based Competitor Group’s media properties, including VeloNews, Triathlete, Women’s Running and VeloPress, to Pocket Outdoor Media (POM), an organization co-owned by Felix Magowan, who previously owned VeloNews. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Among those let go is Jessie Sebor, a rising star at the organization serving as VP of media, recently promoted to that role after a seven-year run as editor-in-chief of Women’s Running.After being promoted to VP of media earlier this year, Sebor took many lessons from her tenure at Women’s Running, where she helped the brand become an advocate for inclusion and empowerment, featuring plus-sized women and a woman in a hijab as cover stars and including transgender athletes in the magazine’s conversations.last_img read more

Ask a Climatologist The colder snowier Halloweens of yesteryear

first_imgFile photo of headlights in FairbanksMany snow-starved parts of Alaska recently saw the ground finally turn to white. But as for this notion of a “White Halloween,” some places may not reach that benchmark, technically speaking.As University of Alaska Fairbanks climatologist Brian Brettschneider told Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove, technically there would need to be enough to round up to 1 inch. And at least at the official, lower-lying measuring sites in Anchorage and Fairbanks, it’s looking like Halloween will not have a total of more than half an inch, technically, and therefore, an un-white Halloween.Listen nowBRETTSCHNEIDER: That’s a little bit misleading because pretty much everyone has snow on the ground, but it’s the third year in a row for Fairbanks with less than an inch of snow on the ground. So even though they have an over 90 percent track record of having an inch plus of snow on the ground on Halloween, this is the third year in a row that they’re going to not live up to that expectation.GROVE: Tell me more about the snowfall around the state. I guess Anchorage got its first real snow, Fairbanks, Bethel, since the last time we talked, elsewhere. How would you characterize this year’s kind of first real snowfall for a lot of the state?BRETTSCHNEIDER: We are way behind for snow almost everywhere. I mean, Fairbanks had their least snowiest October on record. Anchorage has had some Octobers with no snow before. Bethel had their first snow of the season yesterday. That’s the second latest they’ve ever gone for their first snow and their first latest was back in 1937. And then Nome and Kotzebue, they’ve started to get a little bit of snow, but they’re way behind. King Salmon has had no snow. So most places, way behind on snow,  and that’s actually a trend for the last 15 or so years.October used to be much snowier, especially in the Interior, October used to be the snowiest month of the year. That has drastically changed with much reduced snowfall in the month of October.GROVE: And colder if I remember correctly. There was a Halloween, in my past when I was younger, it was very cold and I refuse to wear a warm coat because it would ruin my costume. And I got pneumonia that winter, unfortunately.But I wonder if you could take us back to some bygone years where it was a little colder, and what sort of records are we looking at?BRETTSCHNEIDER: So some of the Halloweens in the early 1970s, very very cold. So 1975 is kind of the benchmark. There were some places in the Interior that dropped below 40 below zero. Like North Pole, for example, was 41 below zero and even for the high temperature for Fairbanks that year had a high of minus 20. And then if you go back to say the early 1990s, 1992 in particular, very very cold temperatures in the – 20s, minus 30s around the central Interior high temperatures below zero, quite a bit colder.GROVE: So am I allowed to say, you know, “Back in my day, it was colder and snowier. We had to walk uphill both ways.”  Do I have a legit right to that?BRETTSCHNEIDER: In this case, yes. You know, my experience is people’s weather memories are are very often quite flawed. People, say it was colder then or it was warmer then, and I pull up the record books, and in many cases people’s memories are really sketchy.In this case though, those weather memories are probably correct.You ,know, we’ve be talking about a “white Halloween,” but a couple places have had really wet Halloweens in the past, places like Cordova, Kodiak, some areas in the Juneau area: 6, 7, even as much as 9 inches of rain on Halloweens past.The record is 1935: 9 and a half inches of rain at the Perseverance Mine near Juneau. But even in recent years, like Little Port Walter, on Baranof Island: 8 and a half inches of rain in 2003, and 5 and a half inches of rain just four years ago. So there’s areas in Southeast, this is the heart of their rainy season.Those big Gulf of Alaska storms can dump a lot of rain on Halloween.GROVE: So if you’re a kid down there trying to go out trick-or-treating you should be dressed as like Aquaman or The Little Mermaid or something, I guess.BRETTSCHNEIDER: Definitely, you know, in the mainland part of the state dressing up for Halloween conundrum is always wearing a big parka or jacket over your Halloween outfit. In Southeast, it’s going to be wearing a rain jacket.GROVE: Yes the parka lesson I learned the hard way.Brian, thanks as always for being here.BRETTSCHNEIDER: My pleasure.last_img read more

Nach Baliye 9 Govinda to reunite with Raveena Tandon set to leave

first_imgGovinda and Raveena Tandon in Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare songYouTube screenshotThe makers of Nach Baliye 9 are leaving no stone unturned to make the celebrity dance reality show a big hit. After inviting special guests – Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes – the hottest couple of telly town, now yesteryear superstar Govinda and his wife Sunita will make an appearance in the Salman Khan show.Yes, Govinda will reunite with his former co-star Ranveena Tandon, who is the judge of the show. Unfortunately, Salman, who had worked with Govinda in 2007 hit Partner, will not grace the special episode. Govinda will shake a leg with the contestants to his chart-busters and is also expected to dance with Raveena on some of their hit songs like Kisi Disco Mein Jaaye and Ankhiyon Se Goli Maare among others. The actor is likely to shoot for the episode on Tuesday, August 6.”When it comes to dancing, Govinda is a legend who has entertained with his signature dance moves. And is films with Raveena are still remembered fondly. It’s great that this jodi will now enthrall on the small screen,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.Meanwhile, speculations are rife that Rochelle Rao and Keith Sequeira is the first couple to be eliminated from the show. Nach Baliye 9 has been making news for the clash between contestants and health issues more than dancing.After Shantanu Maheshwari-Nityaami Shirke had to skip an episode due to the latter’s leg injury, Anita Hassanandani-Rohit Reddy gave another episode a miss as Reddy was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Ex-couple Madhurima Tuli and Vishal Aditya Singh has also been raising a lot of eyebrows by engaging in a war of words both on and off-screen. And recently, another fight took place between former couple Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva, who has been cordial with each other until recently. Nach Baliye 9Twitterlast_img read more

Taste travelling Remembering authentic Indian food

first_imgSingh Sahib, at the Eros Hotel, Nehru Place presents an out-of-time experience, where one can embrace the heritage of undivided Punjab while indulging in the wide repertoire of delicacies that are offered at this quaint restaurant.Packaging itself as an Indian restaurant, its difference lies in its journey back to the north-west frontier, at a time when cultures, tastes, spices lived in accordance, still unaffected by the woeful partition. Like it claims, the grand décor of the restaurant, further amplified by a grand menu provides the visitor a complete culinary experience, where not just taste, but vision, and olfactory senses all collectively experience the richness of authentic Indian cuisine. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhile alcohol is served, the best method to beat this heat would be a sip into the refreshing mocktails that are unique to the restaurant. The Annaras Panna, was one such delight-crafted from the pulp of the pineapple and concocted well with light tangy flavours of basil, a sip into the glass would soothe your mind as the perfect combination of sweet and sour instantly refreshes the tired body.The kebabs which are intrinsic to Indian cuisine did not disappoint either. The Multani Paneer Tikka and Mutton Sheekh Kebab were the standouts. The paneer tikka stuffed with mushroom was cooked to delight as the spices of the mushroom perfectly balanced out the softness of the cottage cheese. The Sheekh Kebab wins hands down because of the succulent meat that would just melt in your mouth as you take your very first bite. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAs main course follows you will again be welcomed by a variety of dishes to choose from – dals, paneer, mushroom, potatoes, chicken, fish, lobster, lamb – you name it and you can have it. The Dhaba meat, a mutton gravy dish cooked in traditional Indian spices was the take-away from the main course. But only after the Bharwan Gucchhi- an exotic dish created out of mushroom that has a unique taste which will linger on your palette for a long time to come. It is the kind of dish that could make a non-vegetarian say yes to vegetables only. The Patiala Shahi Chicken curry, yellow dal, and Bharman Aloo all mark up to the reputation of this hotel, but the mutton and the mushroom were the ultimate winners of the menu. Even if you are not a big fan of Indian sweets, the Badam Halwa will leave you wanting for more. The most attractive aspect of Singh Sahib would be its balance between preserving heritage while ushering in newness-innovations in cooking style, and presentation. Overall, Singh Sahib provides the perfect venue for a lunch get together with friends and family, or a quiet dinner date with your beau. With qawwali being played each evening, the restaurant promises to take back its loyal customers to the era of unbroken culture, unadulterated tastes, and undiluted tranquillity.last_img read more

Aimia rejects Grupo Aeromexicos US180 million offer for PLM stake

first_img The Canadian Press TORONTO — Aimia Inc. has rejected an unsolicited US$180-million offer by Mexican airline operator Grupo Aeromexico to buy the Montreal-based company’s stake in their joint loyalty program PLM.The proposed transaction to buy Aimia’s 48.9% stake in Premier Loyalty & Marketing (PLM), a joint venture which owns the Club Premier frequent flyer program, would have given Grupo Aeromexico full control.“The Company has promptly rejected the offer as it believes that its stake in PLM is worth significantly more than the offer price, which reflected no improvement whatsoever to the terms previously proposed by Aeromexico to Aimia in prior discussions between the parties,” Aimia said in a statement Thursday.Aimia noted that PLM generated adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of US$77.4-million in 2017, and the contract between the two parties runs until 2030.The offer came one day after a group led by Air Canada offered to buy Aimia’s loyalty business Aeroplan in a deal valued at $2.25 billion, including points liabilities they would assume.More news:  Honolulu authorities investigate arsons at 3 Waikiki hotels; no injuries reportedAir Canada told its clients that the proposed transaction, which expires Aug. 2, would allow customers to transfer their points to the airline’s own loyalty program when it launches in 2020.Grupo Aeromexico said Thursday that the US$180 million price tag, including dividends and marketing fees paid to Aimia since its investment, represents an annualized rate of return for the Montreal-based company of approximately 18%. The group also said launching an initial public offering of PLM is not an option.“For this reason it is Aeromexico’s view that the best long-term solution for all stakeholders is for Aeromexico to acquire the equity stake currently held by Aimia,” it said in a statement. Friday, July 27, 2018 Tags: Aimia Inc, Grupo Aeromexico Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Aimia rejects Grupo Aeromexico’s US$180 million offer for PLM stakelast_img read more

Malis interim president says he trusts army

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Traore left on May 21 for medical treatment in Paris and returned last Friday, a long absence that was seen as a sign that he did not trust the military to guarantee his safety.“I fully trust the Malian security service, specifically the Malian army. to assure the security of the president of the republic and the institutions of the republic,” he told the nation in the Sunday evening newscast on state television.The 70-year-old leader also outlined the shape of the interim government he will lead, an arrangement that comes after junior officers overthrew the nation’s democratically elected president in March, just weeks before a planned presidential election. Traore said the country will be led by a High Council, consisting of himself and two vice presidents. One of the VPs will be in charge of a committee which will reform the army, as well as deal with the country’s northern half, which was overrun by Islamic rebels in the wake of the coup.The radical Islamic group Ansar Dine is now imposing a strict version of Shariah law in the areas under its control. Earlier this weekend, a man and woman accused of committing adultery were stoned to death in the northern town of Aguelhok, said Ansar Dine spokesman Sanda Abou Mohamed. Sponsored Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your homecenter_img Associated PressBAMAKO, Mali (AP) – In his first address to the nation since returning from his two-month-long exile, Mali’s interim president on Sunday said that he “fully trusts” the army to assure his security, and outlined plans for the transitional government he hopes to lead until new elections can be held.In May, the interim president Dioncounda Traore was beaten until he lost consciousness by a mob of protesters allied with the country’s coup leader, who had just days earlier signed an agreement promising to relinquish power. The timing of the attack, and the fact that journalists present saw soldiers waving in the attackers who burst past the security cordon to assault Traore in his office, caused many to believe that the assault was carried out with the military’s tacit approval. Traore said that a committee will also be set up to attempt to negotiate with the armed groups in the country’s north. “This committee will be charged with engaging with the armed groups in the north of Mali, in order to speak of peace … with the aim of finding via dialogue a negotiated political solution to the crisis.”Although Traore did not name Ansar Dine, the main Islamic group controlling the north, his statement appears to indicate that the government of Mali is prepared to engage in a dialogue with the al-Qaida-linked group.His comments also come as the president of Ivory Coast, Alassane Ouattara, told a French newspaper that Mali’s neighbors would consider a military intervention within weeks to try to rout the Islamists in the north.In the interview published Sunday in the French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, Ouattara, who also heads the body representing nations in West Africa, said that military intervention in Mali is “inevitable” within weeks, if the situation in northern Mali doesn’t change.Ouattara said that half the intervention force would be made up of Malian soldiers and would likely include soldiers from Niger, Nigeria and perhaps countries such as Chad _ with logistical help from France and the United States. He defined logistical help as material support and adviserss but added that combat aircraft are needed. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk “If the situation doesn’t evolve favorably and rapidly, yes, there will be a military intervention in Mali,” Outtara said. “It seems inevitable.” He added, “I think we can talk in weeks, not in months. There is urgency.”___Associated Press writer Rukmini Callimachi in Dakar, Senegal, contributed to this report.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizonalast_img read more

FHFA Issues Update on Single Security Initiative

first_img Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency Freddie Mac Mortgage-Backed Securities Single Security 2015-05-15 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Origination, Servicing Share FHFA Issues Update on Single Security Initiativecenter_img May 15, 2015 624 Views The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently issued an update to mortgage-backed security (MBS) structure initiative, also known as Single Security. The new changes to the Single Security structure initiative are based on 23 responses to a “Request for Public Input: Proposed Single Security Structure (RFI)” released in August 2014 by the FHFA. The Single Security initiative is still in the works for approval and has not been enacted yet.”FHFA’s Update should give everyone a sense of how the Single Security will be developed and the solid progress that has been made over the past year,” said Dave Lowman, EVP of single-family business at Freddie Mac. “We strongly believe in the Single Security’s potential for expanding liquidity in the TBA (to be announced) market, lowering housing finance costs, and making the housing finance system more competitive and resilient.”The 2014 Conservatorship Strategic Plan for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac consisted of creating a single MBS that the enterprises could provide finance fixed-rate mortgage loans backed by one to four single-family unit properties. According to the FHFA, the initial goal was to assist in building a Common Securitization Platform (CSP) and support the statutory obligation to ensure the liquidity of the nation’s housing finance markets issued by the FHFA. Taxpayers would also not have to suffer the cost of subsidizing Freddie Mac’s securitization of single-family mortgage loans with the Single Security initiative.“Today’s Single Security Update is an important milestone, providing additional details on the features of the Single Security and the strong progress made to date by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Common Securitization Solutions (CSS) on implementation planning,” said Andrew Bon Salle, EVP of single-family business at Fannie Mae. “We will continue to work with FHFA, Freddie Mac, and CSS to ensure we transition to the Single Security in a safe and sound manner.”Changes to Single Security Initiative Structure:Each Enterprise will issue and guarantee first-level Single Securities backed by mortgage loans that the Enterprise has acquired. The Enterprises will not cross-guarantee each other’s first-level securities. The Federal Home Loan Banks will not be an eligible issuer of Single Securities.The key features of the new Single Security will be the same as those of the current Fannie Mae MBS, including a payment delay of 55 days.First-level Single Securities will finance fixed-rate mortgage loans now eligible for financing through the TBA market.Lenders will continue to be able to contribute mortgage loans to multiple-lender pools.Each Enterprise will be able to issue second-level Single Securities (re-securitizations) backed by first- or second-level securities issued by either Enterprise.The loan- and security-level disclosures for Single Securities will closely resemble those of Freddie Mac PCs.Current Enterprise policies and practices related to the removal of mortgage loans from securities (buyouts) are substantially aligned today and will be generally similar and aligned for purposes of the Single Security.Freddie Mac will offer investors the option to exchange legacy PCs for comparable Single Securities backed by the same mortgage loans and will compensate investors for the cost of the change in the payment delay.View the full Single Security update at: FHFA.govlast_img read more

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