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The Latest: Boeing vice-president says sorry over crashes

LE BOURGET, France — The Latest on the Paris Air Show (all times local):9:55 a.m.A Boeing executive is apologizing to airlines and families of victims of 737 Max crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.Vice-President Randy Tinseth told reporters at the Paris Air Show on Monday that “we are very sorry for the loss of lives” in the Lion Air crash in October and Ethiopian Airlines crash in March. A total of 346 people were killed.Tinseth also said “I’m sorry for the disruption” to airlines from the subsequent grounding of all Max planes worldwide, and to their passengers. He stressed that the company is working hard to learn from what went wrong but wouldn’t say when the plane could fly again.Other Boeing executives also stressed the company’s focus on safety and condolences to victims’ families.Angle-measuring sensors in both planes malfunctioned, alerting anti-stall software to push the noses of the planes down. The pilots were unable to take back control of the planes.Investigations are underway.___9:45 a.m.The world’s aviation elite are gathering at the Paris Air Show with safety concerns on many minds after two crashes of the popular Boeing 737 Max.The global economic slowdown and trade tensions between the U.S. and other powers are also weighing on the event that opened Monday at Le Bourget airfield.Boeing’s CEO said the company is heading into this week’s show with “humility” after the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia and Boeing’s botched communication over a cockpit warning system in the Max.Rival Airbus is expecting some big orders despite a slow sales year so far, and is likely to unveil its long-range A320 XLR at the Paris show.The event also is showcasing electric planes, pilotless air taxis and other cutting-edge technology.The Associated Press read more

Insecurity leads to suspension of UN food distribution in eastern Chad

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it has temporarily suspended food distribution for some 22,000 Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad owing to a rise in insecurity.The order to suspend work came on Tuesday after rebel activities were reported in the region around the Goz-Amir camp where the refugees are sheltered, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters in New York. WFP says camp residents have sufficient rations of food to wait out the rise in insecurity, and while it has relocated some staff to the regional hub of Goz Beida, the agency continues its life-saving work in the 11 other UN-run camps in eastern Chad. However, WFP says it will evacuate staff from other areas if necessary, noted Mr. Haq.Some 250,000 refugees in eastern Chad, 180,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 150,000 of their local hosts rely on WFP assistance for their daily subsistence.According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), humanitarian and security conditions have generally deteriorated in Chad, and have worsened even further in recent weeks.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a statement issued yesterday, warned against any attempts to destabilize eastern Chad, and appealed to all parties to respect the humanitarian character of the operations being carried out there by the UN and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). 7 May 2009The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) says it has temporarily suspended food distribution for some 22,000 Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad owing to a rise in insecurity. read more

Jordans king at UN calls for major push towards peace in the

21 September 2011Voicing support for Palestine’s efforts to seek full United Nations membership, King Abdullah II of Jordan today called for a vigorous international push with concrete steps to end the Middle East crisis based on the two-State solution of Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace. “Not words, not process, but a decisive end to conflict and a new beginning in peace, the peace that comes from real statehood and recognized rights for Palestinians, allowing people to look forward in dignity and hope, a peace that brings real security for Israelis, outing aside their fortress mentality and achieving acceptance in their neighbourhood and the world,” he stressed in a speech to the General Assembly on the opening day of its annual general debate.“We are today at a dangerous impasse,” he said, noting that Israel continued to build settlements in occupied Palestinian territory at every step of international efforts to end the conflict.“President [Barack] Obama [of the United States] recognized this strategic imperative when he set the parameters for a solution last May 19th. The Arabs viewed these parameters positively.Israel builds settlements,” he added.“The Quartet, the European Union, and other representatives of the international community have put workable ideas on the table. The Arab States welcome them. Israel builds settlements.That’s where we find ourselves today.”Stressing that a two-State solution alone can lead to a secure and lasting peace, with a sovereign, independent, and viable Palestine, and security and acceptance for Israel, the King said negotiations must go forward quickly to resolve the final status of all four key issues – borders, Jerusalem, refugees, and settlements.“Only then will the conflict cease to be a flashpoint for global violence, and people on both sides can get on with a future in peace,” he added. But, “even as we speak, Israeli settlement activity is ongoing, despite every ruling of international law, and in the face of strong international protest. We are seeing settlement activity in Jerusalem, although this is one of the key final status issues that can only be resolved through negotiations.”Turning to the Arab Spring that has seen long-entrenched rulers toppled in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya and unrest roil several other countries, King Abdullah welcomed reform, noting that Jordan was embarking on a major revitalization of its own towards a parliamentary Government with political parties, the rule of law and the rights and freedoms of democratic political life.He discussed the reforms and the Middle East peace process in separate talks with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who praised Jordan’s positive role both in Palestinian State-building efforts and in supporting UN peacekeeping globally. read more

Attack on Tamil journalist in Jaffna strongly condemned

PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the brutal attack on a journalist for doing his job and urged the concerned authorities to thoroughly investigate the matter and hold the officer responsible for this attack.According to Free Media Movement (FMM), the Acting Officer-in-Charge of the Kopay police station attacked Kugarajah while he was recording an incident in Kokkuvil. Kugarajah, a journalist from Dan TV, a Tamil television channel had been threatened not to record the incident, but when he didn’t stopped his coverage the police officer attacked and injured the journalist.Kugarajah was later admitted to the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. (Colombo Gazette) An attack on a Tamil journalist in Jaffna yesterday was strongly condemned today.Tamil National Alliance Parliamentarian S. Sritharan told Parliament that justice must be ensured for the journalist. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena expressed concern over the attack on journalist Nadarajah Kugarajah. He said that the attack was seen as a warning to the media in the North. read more

Sri Lanka gives free visa to boost tourism after bomb blasts

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka says it will give one-month free visa on arrival to visitors from nearly 50 countries in its latest effort to revive the island nation’s lucrative tourism industry that was badly hit by the Easter bomb attacks.Tourism Minister John Amaratunga says tourists or those visiting for business purposes could get their free visa on arrival or applying online. The measure will be effective for six months, starting from Thursday.Tourist arrivals sharply declined after the co-ordinated suicide attacks on tourist hotels and churches. The blasts that killed more than 250 people were blamed on Islamic extremists.Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said Sri Lanka is now safe for tourists and security has returned to normalcy.The Associated Press read more

Resort appeals BC decision cites friendship between minister project critic

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 24, 2015 3:54 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Resort appeals B.C. decision, cites friendship between minister, project critic VANCOUVER – Backers of a proposed ski resort say the decision by British Columbia’s environment minister to stymie the project was inappropriately affected by her friendship with one of the project’s most prominent critics.Jumbo Glacier Resort has filed documents in B.C. Supreme Court highlighting Environment Minister Mary Polak’s personal relationship with Ktunaxa Nation chair Katherine Tenesse, a long-time opponent of the project.They allege this impacted her decision not to renew a lapsed environmental assessment certificate for the controversial proponent.The billion-dollar resort proposed for southeastern B.C. has been decades in the making and sparked fierce opposition from locals, First Nations and environmental groups.Polak decided in June not to renew Jumbo’s certificate because she found the project hadn’t been substantially started within five years of the environmental approval being granted, as is required by law.But Jumbo’s submission appealing the minister’s decision blames the government for delays in construction, saying the province dragged its feet in granting a development agreement.A spokesman for the Environment Ministry declined comment, saying it would be inappropriate to do so while the matter is before the courts.The year-round ski resort project would be located about 55 kilometres west of Invermere and is designed to span just over one square kilometre and boast a hotel with 6,250 beds. read more

Alberta finance minister looks to boost budget with investors but gets bad

EDMONTON – Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci has received some bad news on the first day of a trip to meet with investors and credit-rating agencies.Ceci is in Toronto and it was during one of those meetings that Moody’s Investor Services downgraded Alberta’s credit rating to double-A1 from triple-A.Moody’s cited the Alberta government’s growing and unconstrained debt burden and extended timeline to get its books back in the black.It also said the outlook for growth is subdued.As well, the province forecasts oil prices to be higher than what Moody’s is predicting.Ceci says he’s disappointed with the downgrade, but the province is committed to getting costs under control and Alberta is still a great place to do business.“The province’s bond holders have long priced the effect of volatile resource revenue into the market,” Ceci said in a release Monday.“The yield on Alberta 10-year notes in May 2015 was 2.37 per cent, while today it is 2.38 per cent. This fiscal year, we expect to spend 2.4 per cent of our budget revenue on debt servicing.“By comparison, British Columbia will spend 5.5 per cent and Ontario is expecting to spend nine per cent of its budget revenue on interest charges.”Ceci also has meetings planned in New York later this week.A day after the April 14 budget, credit-rating agency DBRS downgraded the province’s rating a notch to double-A from triple-A over the NDP government’s debt levels.The budget includes a $10.4-billion deficit this year and forecasts the province will face a $58-billion overall debt within three years.Derek Fildebrandt, finance critic for the Opposition Wildrose, says Ceci’s travels will do nothing to restore Alberta’s credit rating. He says that will only come once the government has a clear plan to control spending and balance the budget. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken Alberta finance minister looks to boost budget with investors, but gets bad news by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 25, 2016 11:05 am MDT Last Updated Apr 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

UN chief condemns killing of police officers and civilian in Belgiums Liège

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the Secretary-General also extended his condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of Belgium.Mr. Guterres also wished those injured a speedy recovery.“The United Nations stands in solidarity with Belgium in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” added the statement.According to media reports, the attacker – a 31-year-old man who was recently released from prison – had also taken a female hostage at a school before he was killed by police officers. He is also reported to have killed another individual he met while in jail.Belgian prosecutors are reportedly treating the attacks as an act of terrorism. read more

Lyra McKee murder Police release CCTV of suspect

Police have released CCTV images of Lyra McKee’s final moments as an investigation is launched to trace her killer. The 29-year-old journalist was shot in the head as she reported on the riots in Londonderry on Thursday night and died later in hospital.Detectives have published footage which shows the street around the time of the incident, including what appears to be the murder suspect opening fire. In the video, Miss McKee can be seen in a crowd watching the protest shortly before an unidentified gunman opened fire. Police have circled a CCTV still of the man they believe is the suspect. Detective Superintendent Jason Murphy has made a passionate appeal to the community to encourage those with information to come forward. He said: “People saw the gunman and people saw those who goaded young people out onto the streets, people know who they are. “The answers to what happened last night lie within the community. I am asking people to do the right thing for Lyra McKee, for her family and for the city of Derry/Londonderry and help us stop this madness.” Miss McKee’s partner Sara Canning, paid tribute at a vigil for the late reporter: “It has left me without the love of my life, the woman I was planning to grow old with.”Our hopes and dreams and all of her amazing potential was snuffed out by this single barbaric act,”  “This cannot stand, Lyra’s death must not be in vain because her life was a shining light in everyone else’s life and her legacy will live on and the life that she has left behind.”Theresa May, the Prime Minister, offered her condolences to Miss McKee’s friends and family after the “shocking and truly senseless” death.”She was a journalist who died doing her job with great courage,” she said. Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald (left), DUP leader Arlene Foster (right) with Sara Canning (centre), the partner of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, at a vigil in Londonderry He added that her death was ‘senseless and appalling beyond belief’ and highlighted that it represents the tragic loss of promise and loss of potential.    Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald (left), DUP leader Arlene Foster (right) with Sara Canning (centre), the partner of 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee, at a vigil in LondonderryCredit:Brian Lawless/PA Wire Officers believe that they were the gunman’s intended target. Police have released a CCTV still of a man suspected of firing the shots that killed Lyra McKee The final tweet from Lyra McKee  “However it should not be the loss of hope. We know that the people of Creggan do not support what happened and they stand with us today in outrage and disgust at the mayhem that took place on their streets last night.”Politicians from across the divide came together following the tragedy to call for calm in Northern Ireland.The death of the 29-year-old journalist on what was described as a “dark day” for the country has been met with “global condemnation, horror and revulsion”, police and politicians said.  Trouble flared at Creggan, a large housing estate on the outskirts of Derry, at about 9pm on Thursday night as police carried out an intelligence-led raid looking for firearms and explosives they believed were going to be used to attack officers over the weekend. Lyra McKee was shot as republicans targeted police  Lyra McKee was shot as republicans targeted police  Former US president Bill Clinton tweeted to say he was heartbroken by Miss McKee’s murder and the violence in Londonderry. Mr Clinton added: “The  challenges in NI (Northern Ireland) today are real-but we cannot let go of the  last 21 years of hard-won peace and progress. This tragedy is a reminder of how  much everyone has to lose if we do.” Police are treating it as a terrorist incident and say they believe that the New IRA may be behind the killing.It comes amid fear of rising sectarian violence in the area and calls for calm during the weekend’s commemorations of the 1916 Dublin uprising that led to Irish independence.In a rare move Arlene Foster of the DUP, Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill, Robin Swann of the UUP, Colum Eastwood of the SDLP, Alliance’s Naomi Long and Clare Bailey of the Green party issued a joint statement described the killing as an attack on the peace process.”We are united in rejecting those responsible for this heinous crime,” they said. “This is a time for calm heads.” Police have released a CCTV still of a man suspected of firing the shots that killed Lyra McKeeCredit:PA Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said. “We believe this to be a terrorist act, we believe it has been carried out by violent dissident republicans, our assessment at this time is that the New IRA are most likely to be the ones behind this and that forms our primary line of inquiry. “Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin said they are looking for “more than one person” who they believe were involved in the shooting.He added: “We carried out that search activity last night because we believed that there were people in this city who over this weekend were going to mount murderous attacks on the police and perhaps even other events.”He called for calm over the weekend for those with information to come forward and “make this madness stop”.The New IRA were blamed for a car bomb which exploded outside a court in the city in January and the group has claimed responsibility for a number of parcel bombs sent to London and Glasgow recently.There was backlash after a statement on the website of Saoradh, a political party with links to dissident republicans, said she was killed accidentally during “resistance from the youth” against British forces. The final tweet from Lyra McKee  Irish Taoiseach Leo Vardakar said his government condemned the violence in the “strongest possible terms”.”Twenty-one years ago today on Good Friday, we as a people, north and south, chose peace, democracy, powersharing and ever closer co-operation, and we will not be dragged into the past.” More than 50 petrol bombs were thrown and two cars were hijacked and set on fire, creating burning barricades.Miss McKee was stood among a crowd which included women and children when a gunman started shooting indiscriminately around a corner, witnesses said.Leona O’Neill, a fellow journalist, said that she took cover after hearing the “pop, pop” of gunfire when she saw Miss McKee lying on the ground.She said: “Her friends had realised what had happened – obviously they put two and two together, the pop of the gunfire and she was lying down on the ground – they started screaming that she had been shot.”They tried to pull her to safety before the police “put her in the back of the Land Rover and drove her at speed with sirens going and the lights going through the burning barricade to the hospital,” Ms O’Neill told the BBC.The attack came just hours after a US politician has praised the Good Friday agreement as a “beacon of hope”. Ms O’Neill noted: “And I am standing in Creggan where the road is strewn with glass and there is a young woman lying dead after being shot. Everyone was shocked. There were people crying in the street, there was a real, real anger about how this could happen.” As well as as working as a freelance journalist Miss McKee had almost finished her second book The Lost Boys.Alison Millar, a documentary maker who had known Miss McKee since she was 15, said that she had been due to have dinner with Miss McKee on Friday evening.She said that her friends and family were in “such shock” at the violence and at the loss of “this incredible women who would have literally given you the shoes off of her feet, the most compassionate human being, the most beautiful genius and talent.”Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said: “A young, vibrant life has been destroyed in a senseless act of violence… “A bright light has been quenched and that plunges all of us in to darkness.” 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. read more

Facebook Not Shutting Down March 15

first_imgWhile the rest of the country was fixated on politically motivated shooting, bad weather, and the Consumer Electronics Show, its seems that a chunk of the Internet was reeling from the terrible news that Facebook would be shutting down, mid-March. Sure the site just received $500 million dollars, has been valued at billions upon billions, and was the subject of a recent critically acclaimed major motion–but hey, the great one always quit at the top of their game, right?News that the wildly successful social network was closing up shop was originally reported by The Weekly World News–that home of Batboy notorious for making the The National Enquirer look like The New York Times. But while the WNN has never been taken particularly seriously, this report really has the Internet to thank, having quickly ballooned and taken on a life of its own, as things on the Internet are wont to do.“After March 15th the whole website shuts down,” a fake Facebook exec fakely told the realish Weekly World News. “So if you ever want to see your pictures again, I recommend you take them off the internet. You won’t be able to get them back once Facebook goes out of business.”PCMag has taken the whole thing as a sort of cautionary tale against such eventualities.last_img read more

Review Sparrow for Mac treats email more like Twitter and thats a

first_imgWhen atebits, LLC first released Tweetie for Mac back in November 2008, it was pretty much the perfect Mac app. Simple, elegant, and attractive, Tweetie folded Twitter into a silky alloy of innate functionality. But when Twitter’s functionality expanded along with users’ expectations of what Twitter should be used for, Tweetie failed to evolve.When that happened there was still nothing wrong with Tweetie, per se: in many ways, it was still the most perfectly actualized Twitter client to ever hit the Mac. The trouble was, when you used Tweetie, you could only use Twitter as if it were still 2008. To use Twitter as it was now, you needed to download a more robust, complicated and confusing client, like TweetDeck. So everyone loved Tweetie, and everyone prayed for an update, and on many people’s hard drives, Tweetie remained… a chunk of amber that crystallized inside itself what Twitter once was, but which distorted the social network when used as a glass to look upon its current reality.Sparrow for Mac is a lot like Tweetie, in both the ways it is supposed to be and the ways it is not. Depending on how you use email, that might be exactly what you need… or enough to make you admire it for its beauty, but ultimately gnash your teeth and plunge right back into Eudora.Like Tweetie, Sparrow is designed to be minimalist and aesthetically pleasing… an approach that is a breath of fresh air in an email client. Sparrow’s triple-paned layout corrals all of Gmail’s major sections in the left-most column, allowing you to easily switch between your inbox, your drafts, the messages you’ve starred for later, your spam and search. The second column shows you a list of your latest emails, threaded into conversations, while the third pane (which is collapsible) shows you both the full conversation of a given thread and allows you to quickly reply within the same pane.What Sparrow’s approach does really well is eliminates extraneous windows. Unless you are composing a new email message, using Sparrow in its more compact collapsed mode or pointedly tell Sparrow to open a new window for a reply, Sparrow always keeps you within its triple-paned borders. For someone like me, who all too often finds himself closing dozens of open emails after a day or two in or Postbox, Sparrow’s reluctance to split itself between windows as a compulsion of digital mitosis is much appreciated.Everything about Sparrow is elegant. The Quick Reply feature, for example, allows you to dash off instant responses almost as if they were tweets. This is functionality that is present in my other favorite mail client for Mac, Postbox, and one that I’ve found impossible to live without. Sparrow’s take on quick reply is nicer aesthetically, if identical in the details. Handling multiple email accounts is as easy as clicking on the user icon assigned to that account in the left-hand pane. Attachments are handled inline, just drag and drop. Labels can be created and assigned effectively; switching between Gmail folders is as simple as clicking through a drop down. Even Snow Leopard’s built-in Quick Look functionality is supported: simply tap space to preview any message’s attachment.Like I said, elegant. But for some users, the problem will inevitably end up being that elegance is not the same as fanciness, and Sparrow eschews the fancy features of the more sprawling clients like Mail, Thunderbird, Eudora or Postbox. You won’t find the ability to annotate inbox messages here, or mark contacts as favorites, or search through messages with granularity down to the attachment byte. You can’t change the layout, or even pick and choose between signatures for any given email account. The list goes on.For most users, that’s a good thing. Sparrow’s not trying to be all things to all people, which is what email has evolved into over forty years. It’s trying to make the hundreds of emails you get each day more manageable not through giving you ever more complex tools to deal with them, but rather by treating them like tweets… messages that can be responded to at length with just as much zen as they can be ignored.Even for non-power-users, though, Sparrow occasionally seems to have skimped on small features. There’s no built-in ability to sort your inbox by read status, for example, nor is there a way to mark all emails as read. Sparrow’s contacts are all plucked from your Google Contacts list, but there’s no way to manage them in-program. Similarly, there’s no way to create new filters and smart labels within Sparrow. There’s no support for Gmail’s priority inbox. All of these functions are accomplishable, but only if you open Gmail in a browser.Whether Sparrow is right for you comes down to a couple of things. The first is whether or not you use Gmail and embrace its conceits: threaded conversations, archiving, labels instead of folders, etc. Sparrow doesn’t work with anything besides Gmail accounts, and while they promise support for other IMAP accounts in version 1.1, the program is so thoroughly infused with Gmail DNA that I wonder if IMAP support will ever be anything besides a half-baked afterthought.The second: how seriously do you take your email? How much can you go with its flow? Power users will be driven mad by the lack of sophisticated mail wrangling functionality in Sparrow, but that’s the whole point. Sparrow wants you to treat your inbox like a stream that can be dipped into, not an ocean to be tamed; it’s the equivalent of skipping stones, not piloting a submarine.So is Sparrow right for you? At $9.99 on the Mac App Store, with an ad-supported Lite version coming soon, it’s certainly worth an examination if you use Gmail and would like to make wading through your emails a lighter, breezier and more zen-like experience.Ultimately, though, Sparrow treats email a lot like Twitter, which is a four-year old micro-blogging medium still in the process of evolving. It’s a presumptuous move on the part of Sparrow’s developers, and one many users will just never be able to get beyond, either because they need more functionality from an email client… or, after decades of using email one way, they just can’t believe that they could be more productive treating it more ephemerally.last_img read more

Playstation Phone Sony sort de son mutisme

first_imgPlaystation Phone : Sony sort de son mutismeLa semaine dernière, Engadget faisait enfler la rumeur concernant l’existence d’un Playstation Phone, photos d’un prototype à l’appui. Après plusieurs jours sans s’être prononcé sur la question, Sony a finalement évoqué la possibilité qu’un tel projet soit effectivement en cours de développement. Mais sans confirmer officiellement l’existence d’un prototype. “Il y a un marché du jeu sur téléphone portable, et il y a beaucoup de changements qui ont pu être observés avec Nintendo, ainsi que nous-mêmes, dans le domaine du produit pour joueurs. Il y a des smartphones et d’autres téléphones mobiles sur le marché du jeu qui sont très populaires, ici au Japon. C’est un marché en pleine expansion. Je sais que ce n’est pas une réponse claire, mais nous vous demandons s’il vous plait de patienter jusqu’à ce que nous soyons en mesure d’annoncer nos nouveaux produits et services”. Voici en substance ce qu’a confié le directeur financier de Sony, Masaru Kato, cité par nos confrères de Clubic. Pas de réelle officialisation du projet Playstation Phone donc, mais pas de démenti non plus. Sony semble ici enfoncer des portes ouvertes, en annonçant ce que les professionnels du mobile et du gaming savent déjà : les smartphones et autres téléphones représentent une concurrence réelle pour les éditeurs de jeu vidéo, ces derniers envisageant tous de s’adapter avec des produits hybrides. Ceux-ci veulent permettre aux utilisateurs de jouer tout en offrant les fonctionnalités des derniers téléphones à la mode.  Le 2 novembre 2010 à 14:49 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

After vote to stay in UK Scots must heal divide

first_imgEDINBURGH, Scotland — As a drizzly mist enveloped Edinburgh in the grim weather locals call dreich, Scots coped Friday with a potent mixture of relief and disappointment, anger and joy, after voting to reject independence.The result — 55 percent to 45 percent — was more decisive than pollsters had foreseen and prompted Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who led the unsuccessful Yes campaign, to resign.But it means almost half of Scotland’s more than 5 million people woke up in a country, the United Kingdom, that they wished to leave.For Scots from the Borders to the far northern Shetland Isles, the task now is to heal the divide — and to use the energy the referendum unleashed to hold London politicians to their hastily made promises of more powers for Scotland. Queen Elizabeth II, who has kept out of the political debate, said Friday that “all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect” the result.last_img read more

South Florida high schoolers build solarpowered car win national competition

first_imgDAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – A group of South Florida students who built their own solar-powered car came out on top of a cross-country competition.Western High School’s “Solar Car Club” embarked on a trip from Texas to California for a national solar car multi-day race.The team built their own car to drive in the race and now they’re back in town, celebrating all their hard work.“Got first place, so we’re extremely excited about that,” said club member Brandon Abin. “You know, the car did amazing. It didn’t break on us in any way or anything. It was going pretty quickly, pretty efficiently — and that’s all we could ever ask for.”The race, which was about 1,300 miles in total, featured 19 cars from schools across the country.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Brightline looking to add new stations at Disney World PortMiami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Brightline, soon to be re-branded as Virgin Trains USA, is looking to add additional stations throughout Florida.The new potential stops for the train service includes Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Walt Disney World and PortMiami.The company is floating the proposals among potential investors.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

As Medicaid funds dry up Wrangell and other rural hospitals are still

first_imgThe state is running short on money for Medicaid. Until the next fiscal year starts in July, hospitals and other health-care providers won’t get paid for treating much of Alaska’s low-income population. But the state is trying to funnel what money is left to hospitals that could otherwise shut down.Listen nowThe state is $20 million short of what it needs to make Medicaid payments until July 1st. Some healthcare providers are getting paid, some aren’t.“We’re prioritizing those smaller providers, people that are the sole providers in their community, that heavily rely on Medicaid,” Shawnda O’Brien of the Department of Health and Social Services said. “We know that if we aren’t able to pay them they would have to shut their doors, and we certainly don’t want that to happen.”Wrangell Medical Center checks off those boxes. It’s the only hospital in the island town. Most of its revenue comes from Medicaid.  And it already has a hard time paying its own bills.“We have less than 30 days cash on hand and that’s being very generous,” Aaron Angerman, the hospital’s development coordinator, said. “Usually the numbers are floating around nine to 15 days of cash at hand, meaning if all the money stopped coming in, and we still had to pay payroll and pay the expenses, benefits, things like that just to keep the lights on, that’s how long we could survive without getting more payments coming in.”Other rural hospitals like Petersburg Medical Center, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, Sitka Community Hospital are being prioritized as well.The state will assess every week where it can and cannot pay, based on need. This can keep small, struggling hospitals afloat for the next month. But the money is still going to run out, most likely in mid-June.Once July hits, everyone will take a breather. But the folks at Wrangell Medical Center know the struggle doesn’t end in July.“As you can see at last year’s numbers we didn’t have enough. Come next year we’re going to have the same issue,” Angerman said.Claims filed in June will be paid from next year’s budget, which is already funded $30 million less than the governor requested.“That’s the scary part to me is it’s going to look the same next year, if not worse,” Angerman said.last_img read more

PNB Housing Finance cheers investors on listing

first_imgPNB Housing Finance shares listed at Rs 860 on stock exchanges on Monday, marking a premium of 11 percent to the issue price of Rs 775 per share. At around 10.53 am., the share was trading at Rs 882.55, a gain of 13.88 percent over the issue price. Punjab National Bank (PNB), which holds a substantial stake in the company, was up 4.48 percent to Rs 137.50.The Rs 3,000-crore initial public offering (IPO) of the home loan company was oversubscribed 30 times, though the response to the retail portion was lukewarm at 1.30 times.The IPO comprised 3.9 crore (39 million) shares to prospective investors at a price band of Rs 750-775 per equity share, between October 25 and 27, 2016.Read: PNB Housing Finance IPO: Angel Broking recommends ‘subscribe’ to Rs 3,000-crore issueShares of other home loan companies were also trading with gains. LIC Housing Finance was up 2.47 percent at Rs 546.90 and Gruh Housing was up 3.59 percent at Rs 329.30, while Indiabulls Housing Finance was trading at Rs 808.70, up 2.48 percent.The BSE Sensex was up 237 points at 27,511. Top index gainers included Lupin, ITC, State Bank of India and Dr Reddy’s Labs.PNB Housing Finance raised Rs 894 crore from anchor investors by issuing shares at the upper end (Rs 775) of the price band.For the financial year ended March 31 2016, PNB Housing Finance reported net profit of Rs 326 crore, up 66 percent from Rs 196 crore in the preceding fiscal, while revenues rose 52 percent to Rs 2,697 crore. Assets under management stood at Rs 27,555 crore as of March 31 2016.Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) and net NPAs stood at 0.22 percent and 0.14 percent, respectively, at the end of financial year 2015-16.The global coordinators and book running managers for the public issue were Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, DSP Merrill Lynch Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited.last_img read more

Warner Bros wants a Harry Potter sequel starring Daniel Radcliffe

first_imgHollywood will never let the Harry Potter franchise die, as evidenced by sources that say Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the successful West End production and sequel to the main seven books, will be brought to the big screen by 2020, along with some familiar faces.The fact that Warner Bros. wants to capitalize on J.K. Rowling’s books even more than the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them isn’t surprising. However, to make matters worse, Warner Bros. is apparently hoping to get Daniel Radcliffe involved, although the actor has made it clear he doesn’t want to get back on the broomstick any time soon.via Gage Skidmore on FlickrRadcliffe told Pottermore a couple years ago that he wasn’t interested in returning to the role. In that interview, posted before the release of The Cursed Child, Radcliffe even mentioned the age difference between him and the Potter years after the battle at Hogwarts as being a deterrent for him returning to the world with that kind of story.“He’s at least sorta 12 years older in it than I am now, so I don’t think I’ll have to worry about that for a long time, I’m hoping,” he said.Only two years have passed Daniel. What will you do now? Magically turn 40?I understand the need to capitalize on successful properties. Hollywood is a business, after all. However, to cast Radcliffe again in a role where he’s supposed to be much older isn’t well conceived. Radcliffe was painted older in the final scene of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part II, but that was for one scene. What would it look like if he was aged up for an entire film?Even though technology has come a long way in recent years (just look at Michael Douglas in Ant-Man), it’s still jarring to see for extended periods of time. You focus less on the content of the movie and more on how weird the actor looks.Additionally, running so quickly on a Cursed Child film adaptation is probably not a good idea since the script was written for the stage, not the screen. It would need to be much more fleshed out, especially if Warner Bros. wants to do, ugh, a trilogy starring Harry’s son.This news comes from an unnamed source, so it should be taken at face value. But it serves as a reminder that what is dead may never die. Harry Potter will be in theaters until the end of time.last_img read more

Diana Rigg The Game of Thrones Star Beat the Odds to Get

first_img“…the critics can say what they want. I just get on with life and enjoy it.” Diana Rigg beamed as she shared how she felt about her work as an actress these days. In a recent interview with Variety, Rigg shared the ins and outs, ups and downs, and twists and turns of her life on the stage and on screen — a career which has spanned over six decades and won her countless awards. Her career hasn’t always been without pressure though. Rigg started out in theater after graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Without any family history in theater, Diana set out to find a job and landed one at the Royal Shakespeare Company. She worked there for five years and became one of the more popular stage actresses during her time.Photo of Diana Rigg from her short-lived NBC television show, DianaAfter a fruitful run with the company, and with no upcoming jobs in the theater, Rigg decided it was time to stretch out and see where her talent could take her. “I wanted to expand and learn,” she told Variety. And that’s precisely what she did.At the time, Peter Hall was head of the Royal Shakespeare Company and he wasn’t discreet about his disdain for Rigg’s decision to leave. He was quoted saying “She’s going to waste herself in television and silly movies.” Rigg recalls being scorned for her choice, but she felt that it was a necessary step for her to reach her full potential.Diana Rigg in a promotional photo for The Avengers. Photo by Getty ImagesSo, in 1965, she took on her first television role opposite Patrick Macnee. She would play Emma Peel in 51 episodes of the hit TV series The Avengers. And for her exceptional performance, she would be nominated for an Emmy twice as the Best Actress in a Drama Series in the years 1967 and 1968.Related Video: The Mythology Behind Game Of Thrones White WalkersBut despite the opportunity to grow as an actress, Rigg learned that life as an actress in film and TV had its own unique challenges. “I was earning less than a cameraman,” the actress shared with Variety. She fought for her right to a better salary, and she claims that put her ahead of the game. “There was no sisterhood. In those days, you were on your own.” the actress said.Diana Rigg as Diana Smythe and her roommate, Gulliver, from the television program DianaIn those moments, Rigg admitted to feeling lonely because she felt that she was being treated unfairly. Fortunately, after speaking out, she received a pay raise and due respect.It was one of her prouder moments away from the screen. According to the Daily Mail, her equal pay battle made her feel like a lone voice, but also made her much more aware and accepting of the struggles of women up to the present day.Photo by Macall B. Polay/courtesy of HBOWhen asked by Variety about her role as Lady Tyrell on the hit TV series Game of Thrones, Rigg claimed to be grateful to be able to play the role. Mostly, it’s because of the general anonymity she enjoys despite playing a major role in a popular show. “It was very, very intrusive those days because I was instantly recognizable,” she told Variety. But these days, she can strut around without having to worry about throngs of people trying to get a glimpse of her.Similarly, she also enjoys playing her role as the Duchess of Buccleuch in season two of Victoria. She was happy to play such an interesting role — a royal woman ahead of her time, who displayed compassion but also wasn’t one to “suffer fools” as the actress described her character.Photo by Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBOWhen choosing roles, Rigg isn’t too particular. She’s happy to try anything new and loves taking on roles that might be fun to play. According to BBC news, that’s precisely why she took on the role in Game of Thrones.Read another story from us: Stunning Real-Life Locations from Game of ThronesWhile she might have been careful of what critics would say about her back in her younger days, the 80-year-old actress is happy to brush off their comments now after over 60 years in the business. “I just get on with life and enjoy it!”last_img read more

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