Blackwater secures last playoff spot, beats GlobalPort

first_imgNATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Blackwater had a 21-point lead, 90-69, at the 3:07 mark of the third quarter after Mac Belo converted on a jumper and that was essentially the Elite’s foundation until the final buzzer.Henry Walker finished with a five-by-five to lead the Elite with 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five steals, and five blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAllein Maliksi had 22 points and Roi Sumang put up 21 points to provide the scoring punch for Blackwater.Murphy Holloway had a 20-20 game with 28 points and 23 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fight Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PBA IMAGESBlackwater took the last quarterfinals spot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup after turning back Globalport, 118-107, Sunday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.The Elite remained at the eighth spot with a 5-5 record to clinch the last playoff seat while the Batang Pier dipped to 3-7.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READlast_img read more

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Uday Chopra feels the pressure of Dhoom 3 is on Aamir Khan

first_imgWith the filming for Dhoom 3 underway, actor Uday Chopra feels that the pressure is on Aamir Khan to make the Dhoom franchise bigger.Actor Uday Chopra hopes Aamir Khan’s Midas touch works for the third Dhoom franchise. Aamir plays the bad man in Dhoom 3, which will see Abhishek Bachchan and Uday reprising their roles as Jai Dixit and Ali, respectively.”Now the pressure is on Aamir. With Aamir, whatever he touches turns to gold and with him in a brand like Dhoom, it makes it bigger than anything else. We are all excited,” Uday Chopra told IANS.The first two movies of the Dhoom series found stupendous success. While John Abraham played the conman in the first instalment, released in 2004, Hrithik Roshan took the baton for the 2006 film Dhoom 2.Apart from Aamir Khan, the new entry in the Dhoom series is actress Katrina Kaif. Produced by Aditya Chopra, Dhoom 3 is slated to release in 2013.Uday, who is focusing more on the Hollywood wing of his home banner, has been preparing for the movie. He even ended up in an accident while practicing a bike stunt called ‘stoppie’, but he says he is fine now.”I was shooting for Dhoom on the motorcycle and I sprained my leg. It wasn’t that bad,” he said.Other than this, he says he doesn’t need to prepare much because he has played the role twice and is comfortable with it now.”I’m growing my hair and doing my own stunts. Luckily, I have done this role before, so I don’t have to do too much of preparation. I just need to learn my lines and show up,” he said.advertisementJai and Ali have been sporting the same look since Dhoom and Dhoom 2 and will continue to do so in the next movie as well. Abhishek says its important to stick to the original characteristics of their parts.”The film needs to cater to a select audience and has a loyal fan base. I don’t think Dhoom should go far away from that. Jai and Ali should not look completely different from what they have always looked,” he said.”I don’t want to lose the image the audience has of Jai Dixit. If I come suddenly with a different body and different clothes, Jai will lose his characteristics. Minor cosmetic changes are fine, but I would not like to change Jai and Ali too much,” Abhishek Bachchan said.last_img read more

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PEAK-System: latest technology on show at embedded world 2018

first_imgPEAK-System presents new and upcoming products at the embedded world 2018 in Nuremberg. After the CAN FD interface PCAN-M.2 for the modern M.2 slot, the stackable plug-in card PCAN-PCI/104-Express FD for PCI/104-Express systems follows having up to four CAN FD channels. For the connection to LIN networks, the company releases the PLIN-USB, an easy-to-use PC USB interface. It supports the LIN protocol according to ISO 17987 and complies with all LIN specifications up to version 2.2.PEAK-System also shows the brand new PCAN-MicroMod FD plug-in module for developing your own hardware with CAN FD connection and I/O functionality. Various motherboards provide peripherals for specific requirements. An evaluation board facilitates the development of own boards.Another highlight is the PCAN-Router Pro FD. The router with six CAN FD channels can be individually programmed or configured with Windows software. In addition to forwarding messages and editing the CAN data, the data traffic can also be recorded.The battery-powered PCAN-MiniDiag FD completes the exhibition appearance. The diagnostic device in practical handy format detects transmission rates, counts error frames, and measures termination as well as bus load. Service technicians and developers can quickly gain access to CAN and CAN FD networks and perform inspections.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules, Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Unifying cross-platform UIsNext Rohde & Schwarz presents deep packet inspection engine at Embedded Worldlast_img read more

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Nonsubsidised LPG cooking gas to be cheaper by Rs 10050

first_imgNEW DELHI: The price of LPG cylinders will go down by Rs. 100.50 from Monday, the Indian Oil Corporation said on Sunday. With this, the unsubsidised price of each domestic LPG cylinder will come down from Rs. 737.50 to Rs. 637. According to a press release issued by Indian Oil, the decision to cut rates was taken in view of softening LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) prices in the international market and a favourable dollar-rupee exchange rate. As domestic LPG prices are subsidised by the government, the effective price of each cylinder will come down to Rs. 494.35 per cylinder after the rate revision. The balance amount of Rs. 142.65 per cylinder “would be borne as a subsidy” by the central government and transferred to the consumer’s bank account after the purchase of a refill, the release said. Also Read – Balakot strikes show major shift in govt’s handling of terror attacks: IAF chiefIncidentally, the cut comes barely a month after LPG saw a price hike of 3.65 per cent with effect from June 1. According to Indian Oil, that amounted to an increase of Rs. 25 per cylinder as compared to the going rate the previous month. At present, the government subsidises 12 cylinders of 14.2 kg each per household in a year. For any additional purchases, the consumer has to bear the market price. The extent of the subsidy varies from month to month, depending on changes in the average international benchmark LPG prices and foreign exchange rates.last_img read more

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14 protesters arrested at Trans Mountain work site in Burnaby BC

first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – RCMP say more than a dozen people protesting the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline have been arrested at a construction site in Burnaby, B.C.A B.C. Supreme Court judge granted the company an injunction last week restricting protesters from entering within five metres of two terminal work sites.Mounties say 13 people were arrested and later released for breaching the injunction by late Monday afternoon while one other person was arrested for obstructing a police officer.The incident follows the arrest of at least 28 demonstrators under the banner Protect the Inlet after they zip-tied themselves to a gate at the site over the weekend.A spokesperson for Protect the Inlet said then that protesters will continue to loudly voice their opposition to the project.Burnaby RCMP wouldn’t comment on the nature of the latest protests, but have said the force is not an interested party in the pipeline debate and officers are there to ensure everyone’s safety.last_img read more

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Former minor hockey player charged in British Columbia childgrabbing incident

first_imgKELOWNA, B.C. — A former minor-league hockey player has been charged after a child-grabbing incident in downtown Kelowna, B.C., on Sunday.Thirty-year-old Harold Giffen Nyren of Calgary appeared in a Kelowna courtroom Tuesday and is charged with assault and wilfully resisting or obstructing a police officer.Police allege the man grabbed a young child from its parents in a waterfront park, then left the child, took off his clothes and tried to swim away in the chilly waters of Okanagan Lake.Police say Nyren was arrested after officers coaxed closer to shore.Hockey-player database Elite Prospects shows that Nyren played for Calgary in the American Midget Hockey League and for Moose Jaw and Kamloops in the Western Hockey League from 2005 to 2010.During the 2010-2011 season, he played for the Abbotsford Heat in the American Hockey League and for the Utah Grizzlies in the lower-tiered ECHL.Nyren played for the University of Calgary from 2012 to 2014 before returning to the ECHL with the Colorado Eagles and spending a couple years playing for teams in France and Italy.(The Canadian Press, CHNL)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Gary Sinise To Be Honored By Shelter Partnership

first_imgNow in its 28th year of service, Shelter Partnership — 
a nonprofit organization dedicated to alleviating, preventing and collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County — will host its 24th Annual Dinner on Thursday, April 25, 2013.The fundraising event celebrates Shelter Partnership’s support of homeless service providers and its assistance in the development of housing for the homeless in Los Angeles County.Taking place at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, Shelter Partnership’s Annual Dinner will honor actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise for his dedication to our nation’s active duty defenders, veterans and first responders, their families, and those in need; and his crusade of support, service and gratitude to all those who protect our freedom and serve our country. Fritz Coleman, NBC4 Southern California Weathercaster, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 21st consecutive year. The dinner will feature a special performance by the New Directions Veterans Choir, an award-winning “a cappella” group comprised of formerly homeless veterans, and men and women who have served in the U.S. Military.“Gary inspires us with his continued commitment to support our veterans and those in active duty, and we are delighted to honor him and his work at our Annual Dinner,” said Ruth Schwartz, executive director and co-founder, Shelter Partnership. “Gary’s home building projects can be seen almost as a parallel collaboration with our Shelter Partnership programs, as we both share the mission to advocate for housing for homeless veterans.”Through Building for America’s Bravest partnership, the Gary Sinise Foundation is building custom Smart Homes for severely wounded veterans. Additionally, the Foundation has created programs such as the Gary Sinise Foundation Relief & Resiliency Outreach program to provide complete support to military and first-responder families recovering from trauma and loss in times of urgent need, Invincible Spirit Festivals, day-long celebrations designed to boost the morale and spirits of the patients, their families and the medical staff at military hospitals across the country and Serving Heroes, a program that provides hearty, classic American meals to our defenders across the country. Since forming the Lt. Dan Band in 2004, Gary Sinise and his band perform close to 50 shows a year for military bases, charities and fundraisers supporting wounded warriors, Gold Star families, and veterans and troops around the world.“I commend Shelter Partnership’s tireless work advocating for not only veterans, but for the thousands of individuals and families who find themselves homeless each year,” said Gary Sinise, actor and humanitarian. “I am grateful to be honored by Shelter Partnership for my advocacy for veterans, and I hope that this event helps raise more awareness and motivates people in our community to help.”There are approximately 51,000 persons who are Homeless each night in Los Angeles County. Shelter Partnership plays a critical role in the Los Angeles community, by collaboratively solving homelessness through policy analysis, program and resource development and advocacy. As Shelter Partnership’s biggest fundraiser of the year, a portion of the funds raised will be used specifically to provide staff support and advocacy to increase housing for homeless veterans; provide much-needed essential goods and develop training for agencies serving this population; and secure funding for employment training in the community.Over 500 people from all sectors of the community are expected to attend and help raise funds for Shelter Partnership’s work on behalf of all of the homeless agencies in Los Angeles County. Past honorees include, Lisa Ling, Diann H. Kim, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry, Mayor James K. Hahn, and Harry Belafonte, to name a few. Annual Dinner tickets and information are available here.Shelter Partnership, Inc. is a non-profit organization collaboratively solving homelessness in Los Angeles County through policy analysis, program design, resource development, and advocacy in support of agencies and local governments that serve the homeless. Since 1985, Shelter Partnership has continued to provide support to hundreds of agencies, free of charge. Shelter Partnership also serves as a resource to public agencies, the business community, local and national media, and community members involved in the issues of homelessness and the creation of permanent, affordable housing.Since its inception, Shelter Partnership’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Shelter Resource Bank has secured $190 million in new donated goods for free distribution through over 200 agencies countywide on an annual basis. Shelter Partnership’s 108,000 square foot warehouse in the City of Bell recently underwent a major, comprehensive rehabilitation that was funded by over $3 million in private funds to increase safety and improve efficiency.Find out more here.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

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Banksy exhibit adds extra month in Toronto New Order and Miguel add

first_imgAmerican R&B singer-songwriter Miguel plays Echo Beach on Aug. 26, with Canadian duo DVSN opening. Tickets ($50) on sale June 22 from Ticketmaster. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson precedes Prine to the Sony Centre with a Nov. 21 show; no word on ticket prices yet. Login/Register With: Guitar hero Slash of Guns N Roses plays Casino Rama on Oct. 4, with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators in tow. Tickets ($40-$70) go on sale June 19 from Ticketmaster.ca, Casinorama.com and 1-877-599-RAMA (7262).center_img Folk institution John Prine, 71, has a show Dec. 7 at the Sony Centre; tickets ($75-$130) can be had June 22 from Ticketmaster. Calgary’s indie-folk quintet Reuben and the Dark plays the Mod Club on Nov. 14; tickets will be $15 from Livenation.com and Ticketmaster as of June 22. Due to popular demand, Toronto’s The Art of Banksy exhibit is extended until Sunday, August 19, and new tickets ($33-$35) went on sale on Monday at banksyexhibit.com. “The Toronto run, a North American premiere, is already record breaking and is creating a new benchmark,” says Starvox Exhibits president/CEO Corey Ross.The touring exhibition, currently at 213 Sterling Rd., features 80 original works — the largest collection of the mysterious visual artist’s works ever exhibited — and got extra attention last week when an item, Trolley Hunters was stolen.“The works on show at The Art of Banksy are owned by various collectors from Asia, USA and Europe who kindly lent us their Banksy artworks. Thanks to the enthusiastic response from Toronto visitors, we have been able to obtain their permission to extend the exhibition,” says Michel Boersma, SVP Family Entertainment & Theatre, Live Nation. “This way more people will be able to enjoy the Banksy art, some of which have not been on public display for over a decade.” Advertisement A worker prepares for the Toronto’s The Art of Banksy exhibit earlier this month. (TIJANA MARTIN / THE CANADIAN PRESS) 88 Rising — a music/arts collective specializing in Asian youth culture — brings a tour featuring several of its stars including Rich Brian, Joji, and Keith Ape, to Echo Beach on Sept. 30. Other tickets announced Monday for upcoming concerts:Synth-pop stalwarts New Order play the Budweiser Stage on Aug. 30, with Holy Ghost opening. Tickets ($40-$100) for the all-ages show go on sale June 22 from Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.last_img read more

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Shut down Insite and people will die experts

first_imgAPTN National NewsVancouver’s supervised injection facility has been controversial since it opened in 2003.The federal government is currently before the Supreme Court of Canada attempting to have the pilot project known as Insite, shut down.But with a recent study showing Insite is working, proponents warn if the doors are closed, people will die.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has more.last_img

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IPL final brings record breaking viewership for Hotstar

first_imgMumbai: OTT platform Hotstar broke global records by registering 18.6 million concurrent viewers in the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final. The final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings that took place on Sunday saw the streaming platform soar past its earlier record of 12.7 million concurrent users, achieved during an earlier game in the same tournament, according to a statement. With the 12th edition of the VIVO IPL, Hotstar aimed to reach 300 million unique visitors, and by the end of the tournament, Hotstar had not only recorded in excess of 300 million users but also witnessed a 74 per cent increase in watch-time as compared to last year. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Varun Narang, Chief Product Officer, Hotstar, said: “We have an innate belief in delivering a game-changing viewing experience to our consumers through ideas that challenge the status quo. “With technology as our backbone and our all-round expertise in driving scale, we are confident we will continue to break global records and set new benchmarks with each passing year.” The IPL began on March 23. The seven-week tournament was stream streamed live in eight languages on the platform, which is now gearing up for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters For the IPL, Hotstar had rolled out a campaign #KoiYaarNahiFar, a social cricket-watching experience to bring people together irrespective of their location, enabling them to watch the matches together while simultaneously participating against each other in the ‘Watch N Play’ game. As many as 64.4 million users who engaged on the platform’s ‘Watch N Play’ social feature. These users answered 1.2 billion ‘Watch N Play’ game questions, and sent over 5.9 billion emojis and 43.5 million comments.last_img read more

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Afghanistan UN hails publication of draft constitution

Hailing this development as “the culmination of over a year of hard work,” UNAMA spokesman David Singh said the text would ultimately strengthen national unity and the rule of law in the war-ravaged nation.“The document reflects a serious attempt to reflect the views of Afghans on many important and complex issues: the nature of the rights and freedoms of individuals, the form of government, the respective powers of central government and local institutions, equality among all Afghan citizens, the role of Islam, the status of languages and religious sects existing in Afghanistan, among others,” Mr. Singh told the press in Kabul. The text will be “put to the test” at a meeting of the country’s Constitutional Loya Jirga tribal council set to convene in five weeks time in the capital, he said. Between now and then, the document is being disseminated throughout the country for debate.The draft constitution, which was elaborated by commission, has already benefited from a nationwide process of public consultation as well as substantive debates within the Government.Mr. Singh cautioned that much work lies ahead. “The Afghan constitution, like constitutions of other countries, addresses fundamental issues on which people have different views,” he said. “Success at the Loya Jirga will require leadership and a spirit of accommodation and moderation.”Mr. Singh pledged the UN’s support in helping the Afghans achieve a constitution marking “the manifestation of national unity to which the people aspire.”Also addressing reporters, the Director of the Constitutional Commission Secretariat, Farooq Wardak, described efforts to share the text with the Afghan people. “So far, we have produced 7,000 official copies,” he said, adding that plans were underway to distribute over 100,000 additional copies in various forms. Asked about the response so far, Mr. Wardak said there had been widespread praise for the draft constitution. At the same time, he cited “some negative views” and questions from those favoring a restoration of the monarchy and others advocating federalism. read more

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Experts at UNbacked forum stress lifelong learning as cornerstone for development

“Inequalities limit education and learning opportunities for the most disadvantaged and excluded children,” said the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Geeta Rao Gupta, at the Global Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.“Girls, children with disabilities, children living in conflict zones, nomadic children and children forced to work to help their families make ends meet are among the key vulnerable groups,” she said. “We must place equity and inclusion front and centre in our post-2015 plans.”Over 100 representatives from UN agencies, donors, academia and civil society organizations attended the two-day conference, which was co-organized by UNICEF and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and which wrapped up yesterday.During the conference, participants mapped out ways to ensure all children, youth and adults – especially the most disadvantaged – are able to realize their right to learn.While access to education has increased over the past 20 years, there are still some 61 million children of primary-school age who are left out and many of them live in poor communities and impoverished neighbourhoods.“Education is not only a human right, it’s also an enabler for realizing other rights. We know that education is key in reducing mortality and morbidity rates; eradicating poverty and hunger; strengthening resilience to natural hazards; and ending abuse, violence and armed conflict,” said UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education, Qian Tang. The conference is part of the ‘global conversation’ to discuss development goals as the 2015 target date for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches.Conference delegates unanimously agreed that education for all remains an “unfinished agenda” and recommended further commitment from the international community, with a stronger focus on equity and quality, to shape the global development agenda beyond the 2015 deadline. read more

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Michael Vick Ready to Compete For Starting QB Position

Quarterback Michael Vick still doesn’t know where he stands on the Eagles’ depth chart. In an interview back in June, he was asked if new coach Chip Kelly should name the starting quarterback before training camp, and he responded, “Yeah, that would be swell.”Eagles general manager Howie Roseman spoke to the media on Monday, and talked about which quarterback on the team has a chance to win the starting job.Roseman also talked about whether Vick knew that training camp would determine who the starter would be once the season begins.“Every conversation I’ve had and everyone in this building has had with Michael was about competition, he’s all for it,” Roseman said via PhillyMag.com. “He wants the best players to play and he’s not shying away from competition in any aspect. He knew that when we signed him — he knew there was going to be competition at every spot — and he said nothing other than he wants to compete.”Back in minicamp, Vick said it was difficult to split first-team reps.“It’s tough,” he said during minicamp. “I have to continue to be a professional and put my feelings and emotions to the side and just continue to compete. But it’s hard. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t, but that’s just what I have to deal with, and I’m going to keep dealing with it until I see otherwise.”Vick will compete with second-year player Nick Foles and rookie fourth-round pick Matt Barkley. read more

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BlackBerry struggles to stay relevant as Android dominates Verizon Wireless sales

first_imgMatthew Goodman, analyst with ITG Investment Research, shared some “doom and gloom” regarding the BlackBerry’s future with Verizon Wireless and the unlikelihood that the smartphone will return to its previous glory as the carrier’s best selling device. The data Goodman obtained from independent wireless retailers contrasts with RIM’s second quarter results showing impressive growth in BlackBerry sales and new subscriptions. Second quarter highlights for RIM’s fiscal 2011 included:Revenue growth of 31% year over year45% growth in BlackBerry smartphone shipments compared to the same quarter last yearBlackBerry subscriptions up approximately 56% year over yearNow compare that to what Goodman is seeing. According to his data, BlackBerry sales during the third quarter at Verizon Wireless were down 45% from the same quarter last year. He predicts the fourth quarter to be even more of a blood bath with sales expected to be down 49%. The reason for the BlackBerry’s declining numbers can be squarely pointed at Google’s Android and Verizon’s flagship Droid smartphone.AdChoices广告If Verizon Wireless was previously engaged to the BlackBerry, than Android was the good looking mistress the carrier left the BlackBerry at the altar for. No doubt a result of Verizon’s aggressive marketing campaign around the mobile OS and Droid smartphones, Goodman found that 80% of the devices sold in November were Android devices, with 46% of those being Droids. If those numbers are solid that’s quite a fall from grace for BlackBerry smartphones which were the carrier’s best selling device in December 2008.Unfortunately for RIM, things won’t get much better if rumors become reality and Verizon Wireless begins to carry Apple’s iPhone. At that point the BlackBerry will face a two-front war when it is already losing against Android devices alone.Read more at All Things Digital and Research In Motion (PDF)Brian’s OpinionI remember a time when Verizon Wireless was all too happy to run commercials and print ads on the latest BlackBerry smartphone. Those days are long gone as it is very clear that the carrier has fully embraced the Android OS as its future. That’s further demonstrated by the Droid brand it owns and its work around that brand to make it recognized as a Verizon Wireless Android smartphone regardless of the phone’s manufacturer. Some could say that perhaps Goodman or RIM is just paranoid and Verizon Wireless’ apparent abandonment of the BlackBerry is derived simply due to the lack of marketing the carrier does for the device these days.Unfortunately, the wound for the BlackBerry goes deeper than just a lack of marketing love. According to reports, there’s an overall lack of confidence with the smartphone as demonstrated by the carrier’s belief that the new BlackBerry 6 OS won’t have a material impact on BlackBerry sales. Ouch.With all that said, you can’t help but look back at RIM’s second quarter results and wonder. If the manufacturer isn’t getting growth from Verizon Wireless where is it coming from? Rather than all “doom and gloom” I would point out a bright spot for RIM in the fact that even in the shadow of losing significant ground to Android, with the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. the company still racked up a 46% increase in BlackBerry smartphone shipments year over year. The message that sends to me is that RIM clearly doesn’t have all its eggs in one basket which allows the company to not only remain resilient, but thrive in an environment of increasing competition.last_img read more

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Southwest Airlines flight out of FLL makes emergency landing in Orlando

first_imgORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Fla. (WSVN) – A Southwest Airlines flight that departed from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport had to make an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport because of an issue with the plane’s front landing gear.Southwest Flight 736 departed FLL Thursday morning headed to Denver but was diverted to OIA after a tire from the plane’s nose gear burst, OIA officials said.The pilot of the Boeing 737 notified Orlando air traffic control there was a concern with the plane’s front landing gear around noon, Thursday.The plane was then held in a holding pattern over OIA, as emergency crews stood by.The plane landed safely at OIA just after 12:30 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Milcon Where the Budget Process Hits a Wall

first_imgThe defense budget request will include a $9 billion emergency fund, Defense News reported, citing sources familiar with the budget. At least $2 billion of that would be used for rebuilding and repairing infrastructure hit by storms, said its sources, who added that number may go up.President Trump is demanding – via his national emergency declaration – that DOD divert military construction funding to build a border wall.DOD has said it will ask Congress to re-fund any milcon projects delayed to prioritize the wall, but many on both sides of the aisle see that as a congressional work-around.“We’re given the authority to appropriate, and the President is saying, essentially: ‘I don’t like what you’ve appropriated. I’ll just take the money and move it elsewhere,’” Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, according to Defense News. “We’re setting up for a constitutional issue of significant importance.”The Senate is expected this week to join the House in passing a resolution that would nullify the emergency declaration, but there is unlikely enough support to override a promised veto.School construction last month at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. U.S. Air Force photo by William Birchfield ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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Nas Illmatic For The Record

first_img For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: Adele, ’25’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” For The Record: Michael Jackson Email Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony A 20-year-old Nas released his first full-length album, Illmatic on April 19, 1994, to much critical acclaim. Source blessed it with a rare 5 Mic rating when it came out, an honor they had only given to 15 albums at the time of release. The LP was a work of love. It was produced by DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Large Professor, L.E.S. and Nas, in the rapper’s hometown of New York City and shared a snapshot of life in the streets of NYC, set to melodic hip-hop beats. Nas shared his experience with the world in a raw yet refreshing way. As he raps on “N.Y. State of Mind,” “Life is parallel to hell but I must maintain.”Source’s Shortie captured the anticipation and excitement around the album in her 1994 review. “After peeping his soul on ‘Live at the BBQ,’ ‘Back to the Grill,’ and the official bomb, ‘Halftime,’ street dwellers and industry folks alike were predicting Nas’ first album to be monumental,” she shared. “I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard. Musically, when Nas hooked up with four of hip-hop’s purest producers, it seems like all of the parties involved took their game to a higher level of expression,” she furthered. Those would be echoed by countless fans and critics at the time and retrospectively.As the rapper said himself when explaining the meaning of the title, the album most definitely is “supreme ill” or “as ill as it gets.” The album debuted and peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, and although its singles surprisingly did not chart, the songs, including “The World Is Yours” and “One Love,” featuring co-producer Q-Tip, have had a long-lasting impact and staying power through speakers and in the hip-hop arsenal of records. These tracks, and the album as a whole, are often credited as creating the blueprint for the new East Coast hip-hop sound that thrived following its release. 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To date, he has released 11 studio albums, the most recent being the Kanye West-produced Nasir, which dropped this summer as part of West’s Wyoming sessions releases. Since the start Nas has been turning heads and paving the way for other hip-hop artists. His debut LP, Illmatic, not only put him firmly on the map, but also provided a revitalization of the East Coast rap sound. Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: Michael Jackson For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record For The Record: Shakira Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ | For The Record For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: Shakira For The Record: Carlos Santana For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’last_img read more

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Fear of epidemic disaster at Rohingya camps

first_imgRohingya refugees in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, on 27 September 2017. Photo: ReutersRashida Begum steers clear of the water pump near the reeking latrine shared by more than 100 families in a grim corner of Bangladesh that has grown into one of the world’s largest refugee settlements in just weeks.“The pump works, but the water stinks, so we don’t drink it,” the Rohingya woman said in the squalid camp where her family of 11 has lived since fleeing Myanmar a fortnight ago.The UN has warned of a humanitarian “nightmare” unfolding in Bangladesh’s refugee camps, where half a million people have taken shelter after fleeing violence in Myanmar in unprecedented waves.With a lack of clean water and toilets, aid workers say a major health disaster is imminent.Heavy monsoon rain is compounding the risk of disease outbreak, with field doctors reporting a huge spike in cases of severe diarrhoea, especially among children.The near daily torrential downpours send streams rushing through areas where tens of thousands openly defecate every day. For some, this murky runoff is their only source of drinking water.A stench of excreta hangs in the air on the outskirts of Kutupalong, a camp that already housed tens of thousands of refugees before the latest influx saw it mushroom into a fetid tent city stretching for miles.At a field clinic, a long queue of refugees waiting to see the only doctor available stretched beyond the tent into the pouring rain.Dr Alamul Haque sees upwards of 400 patients a day and looked exhausted as he described the spiralling number of children presenting with water-borne illnesses.“Earlier parents were bringing one or two children with them. Now it’s three to four,” Dr Haque, from Bangladeshi charity SDI, told AFP.“It’s been raining, so human waste is running everywhere. There is a high chance of a diarrhoea epidemic here.”Serious risk of diseaseNew groundwater wells are being dug quickly across the camps, which stretch along the Cox’s Bazar district bordering Myanmar.But there remains a serious shortage of fresh water, with the sheer scale of the disaster-described as one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in years-outpacing aid efforts on the ground.“There are long queues whenever we go to collect water. There are far more people than there is water,” said one Rohingya man, knee-deep in mud as he dug a pit latrine on a hillside.At Unchiprang, a enormous hillside shanty town of nearly 30,000 people, close to three-quarters of a million litres of water needs trucking in every day. But the roads are virtually impassable, hampering delivery.Further down the coast at Nayapara and Leda camps experts warn existing water sources will run dry by January.But sanitation is a more immediate concern.Toilets are being filled as fast as they are being built, forcing people to defecate wherever they can.“There are hundreds of people queued for the toilets. It’s a big problem, especially for the children,” Hasina Begum, an elderly Rohingya woman, told AFP.“There are other toilets on the hillsides, but they’re basic pits. They’re filled up now, and stink, so nobody uses them.”The Red Cross says camps are teetering on the precipice of a full-scale health disaster.Conditions are ripe for an illness like cholera to tear through the densely-populated camps, experts say, where refugees live cheek by jowl.“The risk of there being an acute, watery diarrhoea epidemic is real and serious,” said an international health and sanitation expert, who asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak to media.“If the current situation stays the same, I guarantee it. It’s not if, it’s when.”There are small signs efforts to promote hygiene are getting throughOn a hillside in a newly-built shanty, Karim Ullah watched as labourers dug a simple pit toilet-the finishing touch on a new dwelling for 16 members of his family camping far away.The 56-year-old Rohingya man did not want his wife and daughters using the open fields, and would send for them only when the toilet was complete.“It’s very important to have a proper toilet. Hopefully, I’ll be able to bring them here the day after tomorrow,” he said.last_img
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No rooftop musical event

first_imgThree citizens have served a legal notice to the authorities concerned to stop musical events arranged on the rooftops in residential areas, reports UNB.The move came after a government official had been beaten dead at RK Mission Road of the capital following an altercation over such even at a pre-marriage ceremony.Syed Mohammad Mukdadul Islam of Sylhet, Mesbah Uddin Chowdhury of Chittagong and Mohammad Arifur Rahman of Dhaka have served the notice through their lawyer Mohammad Ahsan.It is sent to the secretary of home ministry, the inspector general of police and police commissioners of Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet.In the notice, the three said the sufferings caused by such events are common in the city areas.If the concerned authorities do not take any actions to ban sound issuing circular within four working days after receiving the notice, a writ petition will be filed with the High Court, said the notice.Violating the Sound Pollution Control Act-2006, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ordinance 1976, Chittagong Metropolitan Police Ordinance 1978, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Ordinance 2009, musical sessions are being arranged on the rooftops of houses in high volumes during marriage ceremonies by the people.last_img read more

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