50 years of Céline Dion a chestpunching heartmelting animated timeline

first_imgLong live the queen of CanCon. (Lauren Tamaki) Advertisement All 14 of the Dion sibs — baby Céline included — would perform at their mom and dad’s piano bar back in the day, and there are stories of her singing songs on top of the family dinner table when she was barely out of Pampers. But this moment, animated by Siobhan Gallagher, illustrates a turning point in Céline’s life. Céline Dion turns 50 this week, and since the moment she entered the world — belting a pitch-perfect high E that would melt bonhommes de neiges and make lumberjacks weep — Céline’s never stopped moving.She’s so loved, in our country and beyond. I can’t imagine a world without her.– Lauren Tamaki , artistThe pride of Charlemagne, Que. has been working a stage since childhood, and as special tribute on this milestone birthday, CBC Arts commissioned six Canadian artists to salute the queen of CanCon. From the Titanic era to her current fashion-monster moment, it’s an animated timeline of her life and career.1973: Introducing Céline Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: (Siobhan Gallagher) Twitterlast_img read more

Mumbai CSMT bridge collapse Four dead several injured

first_imgMumbai: At least 4 people were killed and 34 others injured when a portion of a footbridge came crashing down near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus here on Thursday evening. The incident occurred as the bridge was reportedly overloaded with commuters hurrying to their homes, said the BMC Disaster Control Room. The bridge, connecting the CSMT with the B.T. Lane near The Times of India Building and the Anjuman-e-Islam School, is used by thousands of daily commuters rushing to catch the local trains on Central Railway and the Harbour Line. Rescue teams of the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation, Fire Brigade and others are at the site to help the victims. The injured have been rushed to the St. George Hospital and Sion Hospital, said officials. Due to the debris at the site, the peak hour traffic from south Mumbai towards Byculla and Dadar and beyond had been diverted, creating massive snarls across south Mumbai.last_img read more

King Mohammed VI to Sahel Commission Climate Equality is About Dignity

By mohammed Amine Benabou Rabat – On behalf of King Mohammed VI, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has delivered a royal address to the Climate Commission of the Sahel region. The conference, which began its work today, is meeting in Niamey, Niger. The King stressed Morocco’s commitment to oversee feasibility studies for investment plans with regard to climate of the Sahel region. The King also expressed concern over climate conditions in the Sahel.“This region, which is a bridge between north and south African regions, is now undergoing severe climate change from which results adverse effects on the environment.”King Mohammed VI emphasized the importance of launching a climate investment plan and a priority program for the region, “whose implementation is underway.”He stated that one of “the important challenges we are faced with is tackling this environmental issue effectively, while setting clear objectives pertaining to socio-economic development and meeting security measures.” The King considered achieving “climate equality is, for African people, a battle for bettering their living conditions, ensuring a dignified life and a promising future.” He also put forward that climate equality should not be a “hollow slogan” but a “prerequisite for us all” in help youth avoid distress and not “fall prey to crime and terrorist organizations.”Read Also: Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj Calls on King Mohammed VI to Save Moroccan AthletesThe King also highlighted the efforts from the launch of the COP 22 summit in Marrakech in 2016, which was a “strong political signal” and an initiative which set the stage for dynamic transnational ambitions thanks to the joint efforts of the Congo Basin Commission, the Sahel Region Commission, and the Island States Commission.He also suggested the possibility of the Sahel region becoming a model of regional integrity at the economic, environmental, political, and human levels.Similarly, the King stressed that the efforts stakeholders exert to combat the detrimental effects of climate change should transcend national borders.He concluded that “our responsibility for the African youth is to exhaust all the possibilities to fulfil their aspirations and put this continent on the right track.” “The future of Africa lies in our ability to devise new joint solutions with mutual commitment that is accommodating [the] interests of all parties concerned, be they in the north or south.” read more

Security Council extends diamond and travel sanctions on Côte dIvoire

29 October 2008The Security Council voted today to renew for another year a ban on diamonds and an arms embargo against Côte d’Ivoire, as well as targeted sanctions restricting the travel of individuals. The Security Council voted today to renew for another year a ban on diamonds and an arms embargo against Côte d’Ivoire, as well as targeted sanctions restricting the travel of individuals.In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body today said it would review these measures next October to determine whether progress has been made in putting key aspects of the peace process into place and positive steps made in the long-delayed elections.The Ouagadougou Agreement – signed in neighbouring Burkina Faso last March between the Government, which controlled the south, and the rebel Forces Nouvelles, which held the north – called for a number of measures to resolve the crisis that first divided the West African country in 2002.Today’s resolution also extended the mandate by one year of the Group of Experts established to monitor sanctions against the country, calling on the parties to the peace pact, especially the Ivorian authorities, to “provide unhindered access” to the UN team to equipment, sites and installations.It also said that “any threat to the electoral process in Côte d’Ivoire, in particular any attack or obstruction of the Independent Electoral Commission in charge of the organization of the elections,” constitutes a threat to peace and the country’s national reconciliation process.The Council requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the French Government provide immediate reports should any “serious obstacle” impede the freedom of movement of the UN peacekeeping operation in the country (known as UNOCI) and the French forces which support it.On Monday, the body heard from the top UN envoy to Côte d’Ivoire, who warned that increasing delays in the dual identification and electoral processes are imperilling the hard-won peace in the nation, which is rebuilding after a brutal 14-year civil war.Nearly six weeks have passed since the launch of the identification and voter registration drive, which was slated to wrap up at the end of this month, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative Y. J. Choi told the Security Council in an open meeting.“Unfortunately, the pace of progress has been painfully slow,” he said. The pace will soon accelerate, but “the magnitude of delay has taken almost everybody by surprise.” read more

UN agency regrets lack of transparency in Italys return of boat people

“I appeal to the Italian and Maltese authorities to continue to ensure that people rescued at sea and in need of international protection receive full access to territory and asylum procedures,” High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in a news release.Noting that the incident marked a significant shift in policies by the Italian Government, the agency stated that it “deeply regrets the lack of transparency which surrounded the event,” and urged the authorities to reconsider their decision and to avoid repeating such measures.According to UNHCR, the diversion to Libya followed a day of “heated discussions” between Maltese and Italian authorities about who was responsible for the rescue and disembarkation of the people on the three boats, which were in distress. Although the vessels were closer to the Italian island of Lampedusa, they were in the Maltese search and rescue area of responsibility.“While no information is available on the nationalities of those aboard the vessels, it is likely that among them are people in need of international protection,” UNHCR stated, noting that in 2008, an estimated 75 per cent of sea arrivals in Italy applied for asylum and 50 per cent of them were granted some form of protection.Laurens Jolles, UNHCR’s Rome-based representative said the agency has been working closely with the Italian authorities to ensure that people fleeing war and persecution are protected in line with the 1951 UN Refugee Convention. “It is of fundamental importance that the international principle of non-refoulement continues to be fully respected,” he said, referring to the right of a refugee or asylum-seeker whose case has not yet been fully assessed to not be sent to a country where his or her life or liberty could be at risk.UNHCR noted that Libya has not signed the Refugee Convention, and does not have a functioning national asylum system. 7 May 2009The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today voiced concern after Italy sent some 230 people it rescued yesterday off the waters of Malta back to Libya before a proper assessment of their possible protection needs were carried out. read more

On World Poetry Day UN stresses bards role in meeting humanitys aesthetic

21 March 2011The United Nations today celebrated World Poetry Day, highlighting the role of bards in bearing eternal witness to the great transformations of the world and humanity’s aesthetic yearnings. The United Nations today celebrated World Poetry Day, highlighting the role of bards in bearing eternal witness to the great transformations of the world and humanity’s aesthetic yearnings. “Poets convey a timeless message. They are often key witness to history’s great political and social changes,” UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova said in a message. “Their writings inspire us to build lasting peace in our minds, to rethink relations between man and nature and to establish humanism founded on the uniqueness and diversity of peoples.”UNESCO proclaimed 21 March as World Poetry Day in 1999, calling poetry a “a social need, which incites young people in particular to return to their roots, and a means whereby they can look into themselves at a time when the outside world is irresistibly luring them away from themselves.”The main objective of the proclamation is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities.The Day is meant to support poetry, return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, promote its teaching, restore a dialogue with other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media so that the art will no longer be considered an outdated form.UNESCO encourages the Member States to take an active part in celebrating the Day, at both local and national level, with the active participation of national commissions, non- governmental organizations (NGOs) and public and private institutions concerned, such as schools, municipalities, museums, cultural associations, publishing houses and local authorities.“There is still a tendency in the media and among the general public to refuse to take the poet seriously,” UNESCO said in its 1999 proclamation. “Action is needed to free ourselves in order to make this image a thing of the past and to give poetry its rightful place in society.”It was a message Ms. Bokova stressed today. “Poetry is not merely a means of communicating or transmitting information, for, as poets work constantly on the language, poetry also enlivens human discourse and always reveals the original brilliance of culture,” she said.“UNESCO therefore sees the defence of freedom of expression and information, on one hand, and the promotion of poetry, on the other, as two indissociable components of its mandate for peace. As poetry reaches deeply into the innermost efforts of men and women to create and reflect, it has the capacity to sustain dialogue amid the diversity of human expression.” read more

Annan calls on Human Rights Council to strive for unity avoid familiar

The members of the United Nations Human Rights Council must be careful to avoid becoming divided between developed and developing countries, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned today as he urged them to embrace the universality of rights. In a message to the third session of the Council, scheduled to begin in Geneva, Mr. Annan said it was vital that the Council’s 47 members “are willing and able to build coalitions based on principle.” He said: “Do not let yourselves be split along the fault line between North and South… as your colleagues have done in some other parts of the system, with results inimical to progress. “States that are truly determined to uphold human rights must be prepared to take action even when that means, as it sometimes will, giving offence to other States within their own region.” Mr. Annan said it is crucial that the Council preserves and strengthens what he called its “crown jewel” – the system of Special Procedures, or rapporteurs, independent experts and working groups tasked with examining a specific area of human rights. “It has long since been recognized in theory, and increasingly also in practice, that the rule of law cannot be left to the discretion of governments, no matter how democratically elected they may be.” The Secretary-General said the area most in need of innovation is the organization of the universal periodic review, a peer review mechanism. “This transformative idea was certainly not intended to impede or discourage the Council from bringing massive and gross violations of human rights to the world’s attention as and when they occur,” he said. “It was intended to give concrete form to our shared principles of universality, non-selectivity, objectivity and cooperation. The world looks to the Council to develop a review mechanism that lives up to those ideals.” Turning to the Middle East, Mr. Annan noted that the Council – which replaced the discredited Commission on Human Rights earlier this year – has held all three of its special sessions so far on the Arab-Israeli conflict. “I hope, however, that the Council will take care to handle this issue in an impartial way, and not allow it to monopolize attention at the expense of others where there are equally grave or even graver violations. “There are surely other situations, besides the one in the Middle East, which would merit scrutiny by a special session of this Council. I would suggest that Darfur is a glaring case in point.” The message was delivered on the Secretary-General’s behalf by Louise Arbour, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who gave her own presentation to the Council on her recent visits to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Haiti. She also briefed on the situations in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Iraq and the Sudanese region of Darfur.On Darfur, Ms. Arbour called on the Sudanese Government to “provide convincing answers regarding its well documented links with the [armed Janjaweed] militia, as well as the possible criminal culpability of its officials in aiding or abetting acts committed by the militia on the Government’s behalf.”She urged the international community to give its full support to the International Criminal Court (ICC) as that court’s chief prosecutor nears completion of its investigation into war crimes committed in Darfur since 2003.Lamenting Iraq’s escalating violence, which “has reached unprecedented levels,” the High Commissioner urged the United States-led multinational forces inside the country, as well as Iraqi leaders from all sides, to step up their efforts to reassert the authority of the State and establish respect for the rule of law.Ms. Arbour, who recently travelled to the Middle East, welcomed the Gaza Strip ceasefire that was agreed upon by Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday as “a first, indispensable step towards reducing harm to civilians.”Juan Mendez, the Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, briefed the Council on his work so far, stressing that the support of Member States is crucial in the effort to identify countries or situations of risk.Mr. Mendez, who emphasized that “the prevention of genocide is a legal and moral imperative,” added that he was also exploring ways of how he could work more closely with the Human Rights Council to devise workable approaches for ensuring that conditions do not deteriorate so much that genocide might take place.Council members also conducted interactive dialogues with Ms. Arbour and Mr. Mendez after their presentations. read more

Deep in the virtual world A newbies first brush with VR

by Mae Anderson, The Associated Press Posted Apr 14, 2016 1:06 pm MDT Last Updated Apr 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Deep in the virtual world: A newbie’s first brush with VR FILE – In this Monday, Feb 22, 2016, file photo, a Samsung Gear VR oculus is demonstrated during a preview of Samsung’s flagship store, Samsung 837, in New York’s Meatpacking District. VR is clearly a medium in its infancy and creators are still devising new storytelling techniques that can exploit the technology’s power. But it’s impossible to deny the technology’s underlying potential. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File) NEW YORK, N.Y. – My descent from the boat, gliding through schools of fish and clouds of phosphorescent jellyfish, seemed to be going pretty smoothly. At least until the shark emerged from the deeper gloom and tried to tear its way into my protective cage.Of course, it wasn’t really a shark. And I wasn’t really in a cage — or underwater or even anywhere near the ocean. But it sure felt like I was.At its best, this is exactly what you can expect from the much-hyped technology of virtual reality. All you have to do is put on a headset that blocks out the surrounding world and replaces it with one that’s fake — but often utterly realistic. Suddenly it’s like you’ve stepped out of your life and into someone else’s.With the debut of new VR headsets from Facebook’s Oculus unit, Samsung and Sony over the past few months, virtual reality hype has been off the charts. To its proponents, it’s the Next Great Thing, a whole new way of “immersing” (a word you’ll be hearing a lot) yourself in games, movies, even live music or sports.Until a few weeks ago, though, the prospect left me cold. The first wave of VR entertainment consists largely of video games, which have never much interested me. Reports that VR can make you nauseous also put me off. Eventually, though, I had to try it, and my first brush with the technology was intriguing enough to keep me exploring.Just not enough to plunk down more than a thousand dollars for a full-fledged VR system anytime soon. Current VR offerings have a lot of room for improvement; many of them get old quickly once the initial “wow” factor wears off. It’s also hard not to feel self-conscious wearing goofy-looking headgear, especially when surrounded by strangers you can’t see.The experience, though, had its moments. Zombies and sharks pushed me uncomfortably close to real terror; a few contemplative moments lost in a blind man’s virtual diary, by contrast, proved unexpectedly affecting. And there was another big plus: no queasiness. (For me, at least. Your experience may differ.)___ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’ ROLLIN’My first plunge into VR involved a virtual roller coaster. Which is funny only because the real things scare me to death. If I ride them at all, I get on somewhere near the back and keep my eyes shut tight.This Samsung demo, featuring the company’s Gear VR system, got extra points for realism. Its VR video, shot at a Six Flags park, was synced to mechanical chairs that jerked around in time with the coaster’s virtual movements. And of course, the video put me right in the first car.For all that, the virtual ride proved sort of tame, at least for a coasterphobe like me. For once, I could keep my eyes open and enjoy gawking at fellow passengers or the trees below me. It may not have matched the adrenaline rush of the real thing, but that was just fine.___GOING DEEP INTO ZOMBIELANDA demo of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, due out in October, was mostly devoted to games ranging from space shoot-em-ups to family puzzle games. A lot of them were enjoyable, but few were as dramatic as “The Deep,” which had me shaking alone in a dimly lit shark cage while what felt like the real thing circled outside.I had a similar moment playing “Until Dawn: Rush of Blood,” a horror game set in a zombie-infested amusement park. (Yes, it was a lot like the finale to “Zombieland,” just like “The Deep” bore more than a passing resemblance to an up-close-and-personal version of “Jaws.”) I knew the zombies weren’t really rushing at me through the darkness, but I couldn’t help ducking anyway.___A VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVALFilm festivals are starting to showcase VR films as directors explore the new medium. At New York’s Tribeca Film Festival, which opened Wednesday, I watched “Allumette,” a dreamy short based on the fairy tale “The Little Match Girl.”For 20 minutes, the story took me around a dollhouse-like town built in the clouds. It was charming to crane my neck to look at houses from different angles; at one point, I even stuck my head into a flying boat to see what was going on.“Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness,” meanwhile, translates the audio diary of man who’d gone blind into a virtual representation of his world. I found myself in a minimalist landscape in which sounds from a park formed ephemeral images — laughing children, barking dogs — that dissipated as their echoes faded.___VIRTUAL CONCLUSIONBottom line: My VR experiences to date have mostly been interesting, but still not entirely compelling. It’s clearly a medium in its infancy, and creators are still devising new storytelling techniques that can exploit the technology’s power. But it’s impossible to deny the technology’s underlying potential.Maybe it’ll even help me lose my fear of roller coasters one day. read more

It Might Finally Be Someone Elses Turn In The Champions League

2017-18Lionel MessiBarcelona0.6970.4191.117 2017-18Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid0.9000.2191.119 2016-17Lionel MessiBarcelona0.6910.4161.107 Dele AlliTottenham3.0130.556 If Tottenham can get Dele and Dier back — while keeping just about everyone else healthy — there is enough talent in this squad to make a run.Atletico MadridChance: 9 percentSPI: 87.2 (6th)Status: Up 2-0 on Juventus going into second legDiego Simeone’s club has been here before. But with the big three weakened, the formula that has brought Atletico to the brink of a trophy in the past could now take it over the line. The statistical indicators are all the same, and the team has maintained its lockdown defensive style. Atletico has conceded the fewest goals in La Liga (17) and the second-fewest expected goals (24) despite allowing opponents the majority of possession (51 percent). The club has managed continuity despite the fact that Simeone has overhauled his midfield personnel, as Rodrigo replaced Gabi at defensive midfield and Thomas Lemar joined from Monaco to support Saul Niguez as a hybrid wide/center midfielder.What Atletico will need to go deep in this tournament is a second goal-scorer. Antoine Griezmann remains the club’s star forward, but he has had no support this year. The expensive signing of Diego Costa has turned into a bust; he has managed just 14 shots and one goal in nearly 1,000 minutes. But in the winter window, Atleti pulled off a coup by signing Alvaro Morata on loan from Chelsea. The Spanish forward had put up big underlying numbers for the Blues but disappointed with his finishing, converting just 16 Premier League goals from more than 21 expected goals. But for Atleti, he already has scored three goals and assisted one in less than 400 minutes. If Morata can maintain his shot production and the goals return, he and Griezmann should be a formidable strike pairing to set in front of that defense.LiverpoolChance: 10 percentSPI: 92.8 (2nd)Status: Tied 0-0 with Bayern going into second legLiverpool faces a much more dangerous second-leg match than Spurs or Atletico. The Reds solidly outplayed Bayern in their first match, but Liverpool’s forwards, particularly Sadio Mane, struggled to finish their chances. Now Liverpool needs either a draw or a win in Munich.The key question for Liverpool is its ball progression. This season, Liverpool has been highly effective at moving the ball up the field, ranking second in progressive passes and runs in the Premier League behind Manchester City.2A progressive pass or run is defined as a pass that advances the ball at least 10 yards beyond its furthest progression in the move or into the 18-yard box, and a progressive run must progress the ball similarly and eliminate a defender with a successful dribble. But the club has spread the responsibility around. No Liverpool player is in the league’s top 10 in progressive passing. Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner rank 11th, 16th and 17th, respectively. Liverpool recently drew 0-0 against rivals Manchester United and Everton in two matches during which Keita didn’t play at all and Shaqiri and Milner made only substitute appearances in midfield (of 18 and 27 minutes respectively). Manager Jurgen Klopp needs to find more ways to get two of Keita, Milner and Shaqiri on the pitch in big matches to carry the load. Again, this is a doable task. Liverpool’s quality is there if it can just get through a high-stakes match next Wednesday.Paris Saint-GermainChance: 16 percentSPI: 91.6 (5th)Status: Up 2-0 on Manchester United going into second legPSG has an unbalanced roster. After an unprecedented spending spree in 2017, manager Thomas Tuchel ended up cobbling together a midfield this season by converting one of his defenders, Marquinhos, to the position. But it has hardly mattered. So long as PSG can at least contain its opponent’s attack, Kylian Mbappe and company will do enough on their end: It took only one chance in the first leg against Manchester United for Mbappe to change the game, outpacing the defenders at a sprint by several yards. Mbappe has married his incredible speed to a quickly improving perception of space, and his production has been unreal. So far this season, he’s outproducing even Lionel Messi, who has defied age with one of his best seasons in the past five years. Even accounting for the easier opposition the French striker faces in Ligue 1, Mbappe’s production has been incredible. Matt DohertyWolverhampton3.4620.282 2014-15Lionel MessiBarcelona0.7850.4741.259 2015-16Luis SuarezBarcelona0.8200.3491.169 Jordan AyewCrystal Palace3.3030.327 As of March 4, 2019The big five are the Premier League (England), Ligue 1 (France), La Liga (Spain), Serie A (Italy) and the Bundesliga (Germany).Source: Opta Sports Ander HerreraManchester United6.0990.287 NameTeamTackles + Int per 90xG +xA per 90 2014-15Luis SuarezBarcelona0.6520.5031.155 Gylfi SigurdssonEverton2.6190.349 2015-16Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid0.8680.2391.107 Lucas MouraTottenham2.8050.399 expected per 90 minutes Sead KolasinacArsenal2.9350.370 2014-15Cristiano RonaldoReal Madrid0.8300.3211.151 2018-19Lionel MessiBarcelona0.7200.5411.261 2015-16NeymarBarcelona0.6240.5341.158 The most offensive of the defensive-minded2018-19 Premier League leaders in expected goals plus expected assists per 90 minutes among players with at least 2.5 tackles and interceptions 2015-16Pierre-Emerick AubameyangBorussia Dortmund0.8750.2401.114 With Neymar expected to return in April, Mbappe should have his primary creative support back in time for at least one leg of the quarterfinals (so long as PSG does not falter against United). The pair of them rival Messi and Luis Suarez as the best attacking duo in the world, and if Tuchel can maintain a structure behind them, Neymar and Mbappe are easily enough firepower to win the Champions League.Manchester CityChance: 24 percentSPI: 94.2 (1st)Status: Up 3-2 on Schalke going into second legHere is the favorite. With a one-goal lead going into a home leg against Schalke, City is strongly favored for the quarterfinals. Once there, Pep Guardiola’s side continues to look like the most well-rounded in Europe. The only thing that can hold City back seems to be injuries. The club went into a tailspin when both Fernadinho and David Silva were injured in December. These two midfielders, both 33 years old, remain the guts of the club. Silva leads the Premier League by a wide margin in progressive passing, with more than 5.4 progressive passes and runs per 90 minutes, and only Eden Hazard is also over 5.0. Fernandinho seems even more central to City’s success: He stands 12th in the league in progressive passing and leads the team in both tackles and interceptions. Guardiola has yet to figure out a successor to either player in the squad or a true replacement when either of them is unavailable.With its dominant underlying numbers, a weakened field and an easily winnable round of 16 match, City is just 540 minutes away from a Champions League trophy. If Silva and Fernandinho can just be healthy from April on, the Citizens should be the Champions League favorites.Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich are hardly out of it. But PSG and City rate ahead of them, and Liverpool likely will move up if the Reds can get by Bayern. With the traditional powers of European soccer increasingly wobbly, one of these other clubs could, with the right mix of quality play and good fortune, be the team to finally knock them off and lift the trophy.Check out our latest soccer predictions.CORRECTION (March 4, 2019, 7 p.m.): A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that a group of five teams, including Liverpool, had not won the Champions League before. Liverpool won the competition in 2005. Felipe AndersonWest Ham3.7270.340 SeasonNameTeamgoalsassistsgoals + assists Abdoulaye DoucoureWatford3.1750.377 2018-19Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich0.8370.2891.125 2017-18NeymarPSG0.6340.5391.173 2015-16Lionel MessiBarcelona0.7630.4591.222 2018-19Kylian MbappePSG0.9980.3631.360 As of March 4, 2019Source: Opta Sports European soccer’s “big three” — Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich — have combined to win the past six Champions League trophies and seven of the past eight. But this season, these clubs aren’t quite as dominant as they used to be, and there’s just a 31 percent chance that one of them will win it all this year, according to the FiveThirtyEight Soccer Power Index. The door is wide open for a new champion. So who will walk through?The SPI projections identify five other clubs with at least a 5 percent chance of lifting the trophy. But while it seems that change is coming to the Champions League, don’t expect a Leicester City-style underdog run. None of the five clubs that could knock off Barcelona, Madrid and Bayern quite qualifies as an “underdog.” Two contenders — Liverpool and Atletico Madrid — have appeared in three of the past five Champions League finals, losing all three. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City have never reached a Champions League final but boast massively expensive squads paid for by unfathomably wealthy owners.1City’s owner, Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is a high-ranking member of the Emirati royal family, and PSG is a subsidiary of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund. Even Tottenham Hotspur ranks among the world’s 10 richest clubs, according to Deloitte’s estimates.So we are not exactly seeing a revolution in European soccer. Rather, it appears that the gap has narrowed between the big three and a larger elite — the next five to 10 best clubs in the world. Still, the Champions League is more wide open than it has been in recent memory. Each of these five teams has a real chance to break the big three’s lock on the trophy.Tottenham HotspurChance: 5 percentSPI: 83.6 (11th)Status: Up 3-0 on Borussia Dortmund going into second legTottenham is statistically the weakest club on the list. It also features one of the thinnest squads of the clubs remaining, having pressed youth team players like Oliver Skipp and Kyle Walker-Peters into service in key matches this season. With no signings at all made in the past two transfer windows, Spurs are not built to weather an injury crisis and compete against the world’s best teams at the same time.Health is Tottenham’s chief concern. Striker Harry Kane has returned from injury, but the club is still missing two key midfielders, Dele Alli and Eric Dier. Without either, Spurs have struggled to turn over opponents in midfield as the press of manager Mauricio Pochettino requires — Dier and Dele are the team’s only midfielders averaging more than 3 tackles and interceptions per 90 minutes.Dele in particular is key for Spurs, as he manages to produce as both a ball winner in midfield and a shot creator. No one in the Premier League with similar defensive numbers comes close to Dele’s shot production. Lucas Moura, Dele’s Tottenham teammate, comes in second in expected goals plus assists among players with at least 2.5 tackles and interceptions per 90 minutes, and but the gap between them is huge. Ayoze PerezNewcastle3.5150.337 Mbappe is having a Messi-like seasonThe best seasons in the big five European leagues by expected goals per 90 minutes plus expected assists per 90, 2014-19 read more

London police use Facebook ad in Yemen to track down suspected rapist

first_imgPOLICE IN LONDON say they have taken the “unprecedented step” of using a Facebook ad to track down a wanted man.The post has been targeted at users in Yemen where the suspect – who is wanted for questioning over the rape and murder of a Norwegian socialite – is believed to be living.Today marks the sixth anniversary of the horrific crime and Scotland Yard say that they only want to talk to one person in connection with the attack. That man is Farouk Abdulhak, who fled to the Yemen (via Cairo) just hours after the killing.According to media reports in the country, he got married recently and has no intentions of returning to England.Diplomatic efforts to arrange for his return have been unsuccessful so far so detectives are hopeful that the Facebook post will encourage people in the Yemen region to talk about the case.“We want to spark a conversation and prick the conscience of those people closest to Farouk Abdulhak. We hope that their pressure may prompt him to do the right thing and return to the UK,” said DCI Andy Partridge, the officer in charge of the investigation.“Farouk fled to the Yemen six years ago and continues to hide there to avoid capture and evade justice.Abdulhak’s bride and her family need to be aware that he is wanted for murder and is liable for arrest should he travel outside of the Yemen.The victim’s father, Petter Magnussen, says that the wanted man is denying his family any closure.“He seems to be untouched by the simple values of respect, dignity and tolerance that are expected in any civilised society.“These past six years he has continued to build his life in the Yemen showing no remorse or common decency.Our daughter would have been 29 in February this year and not a day goes by where she isn’t foremost in our thoughts. We miss her every hour of every day.The crimeOn 13 March 2008, Martine, who was 23 at the time, lived with friends in Westminster. She and her flatmates went out to a nightclub in central London.The student was last seen by her friends at Maddox nightclub some time between 2am and 3am on 14 March.She is believed to have left in a taxi, accompanied by Abdulhak and a fellow student.Police received a missing person’s report the following day, 15 March. During the subsequent probe, officers making inquiries about her whereabouts called to a residential address in Great Portland Street.Her body was discovered at around 10.30am on 16 March. Her remains were partly concealed under rubble in the basement of the privately-owned flats.A post-mortem revealed that she had been strangled and a later inquest concluded a verdict of unlawful killing.Scotland Yard also has a dedicated page in Arabic about the crime.Read: Renewed appeal for missing man on his 30th birthdaylast_img read more

FactCheck Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools

first_img Friday 24 Mar 2017, 10:22 AM Multi-denominational schools were more likely to have a higher proportion of migrant students than both Catholic and minority faith schools44% of Catholic primary schools and 41% of minority faith schools had no migrant students at all, compared to around 10% of multi-denominational schools Share408 Tweet Email9 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Multi-denominational schools were less likely than Catholic or minority faith schools to have pupils of only one nationality.Students with disabilitiesThis was also not one of the measures of diversity stipulated by Maria Steen, but it’s worth seeing what the ESRI report has to say about it. Source: ESRI/Educate Together FactCheck: Are Catholic schools more socially diverse than other schools? FactCheck referees a dispute between representatives of the Iona Institute and Educate Together. Catholic schools have much greater numbers of children, for instance, from lone-parent families. They have greater numbers of children from lower socio-economic groups. Multi-denominational schools tend, typically, to be middle class.A little later on, Steen addressed Educate Together CEO Paul Rowe, who was in the audience and had disagreed with her analysis:This is directly from your survey, that you have published: “Most multi-denominational schools did not have any traveller pupils. Catholic schools were more likely to have greater numbers of traveller pupils compared to minority faith schools”. That’s from your report.Before publication, Maria Steen clarified that her claim of diversity was specifically about children from lone-parent families, children from the Traveller community, and children from lower socioeconomic groups.The FactsThe report Maria Steen cited on Claire Byrne Live, and which she highlighted in response to FactCheck’s request for evidence, is School Sector Variation Among Primary Schools in Ireland.It was published in 2012, based on data gathered in 2007 and 2008, it was written by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), and funded by Educate Together.Among many other findings, the report compared the religious, socioeconomic, travelling community, and other backgrounds of pupils at three primary school types: Catholic; multi-denominational (mostly Educate Together); and minority faith schools (Church of Ireland, Jewish and Muslim).Given Maria Steen’s clarification, we’re focusing here on socioeconomic diversity, specifically children from lone-parent families, and children from the Traveller community, but we’ll also take a look at the other measures of diversity mentioned in the report, for overall context.Socioeconomic diversity Source: ESRI/Educate TogetherChildren whose parents or guardians worked in the professional, managerial or technical sectors made up 46% of Catholic school students; 65% of multi-denominational school students, and 69% of minority faith school pupilsChildren whose family income was in the top quintile (top 20%) made up 19% of Catholic school pupils; 33% of  minority faith school pupils; and 49% of multi-denominational school pupilsChildren whose mother had degree-level qualifications made up 16% of Catholic school pupils; 36% of minority faith school pupils; and 42% of multi-denominational school pupilsChildren from a lone-parent family background made up 18% of Catholic school pupils; 15% of multi-denominational school pupils; and 9% of minority faith school pupilsSo there is a clear pattern here – Catholic school pupils had a greater tendency to be from less affluent and lower socio-economic backgrounds, and there was greater socio-economic diversity among pupils at Catholic primary schools.Furthermore, a higher percentage of Catholic school students came from a lone-parent family than students from other types of schools (18% as opposed to 15% and 9%).Recent evidenceProvisional Department of Education figures for the 2016/17 provide a list of primary schools that are designated DEIS schools.DEIS schools are schools in traditionally disadvantaged areas marked by high rates of unemployment, lone-parent families, social housing and Traveller residency, so they represent a rough proxy for socioeconomic diversity among different school types.Our analysis of the data (spreadsheet download) shows:21.8% of Catholic primary schools are DEIS schools15.1% of multi-denominational schools (not just Educate Together) are DEIS schools6.7% of minority faith schools are DEIS schools.This evidence weighs in favour of Maria Steen’s claim. However, the Department of Education data also shows that:20.1% of multi-denominational school pupils are in DEIS schools19.6% of Catholic school pupils are in DEIS schools3.7% of minority faith school pupils are in DEIS schools.This evidence weighs against Maria Steen’s claim.It should be noted that this data is provisional and only a proxy for socioeconomic status, as compared to the extensive and robust (albeit older) research contained in the ESRI report.Traveller pupils Source: ESRI via Educate TogetherOn Claire Byrne Live, Maria Steen correctly quoted from the report as follows:Most multi-denominational schools did not have any Traveller pupils. Catholic schools were more likely to have greater numbers of Traveller pupils compared to minority faith schools.The report also says that most schools of all kinds, including Catholic schools, did not have any Traveller pupils, but it does indeed show that Catholic schools had a greater proportion of Traveller pupils than other types of school.The evidence here favours the conclusion that Catholic primary schools had greater diversity in terms of Traveller students.Ethnic diversity and migrant communitiesThis was not one of the measures of diversity specified by Maria Steen, but it’s worth taking a look at with that in mind. Source: ESRI/Educate Together 61,247 Views Mar 24th 2017, 10:22 AM Updated: 24 MarchThis FactCheck originally carried the verdict ‘Mostly FALSE’ – this has been changed to Mostly TRUE. For changes, see our Corrections page. DURING A DEBATE last month on school enrolment policies and the religious ethos of schools, there was a robust dispute over the diversity of pupils at Catholic and other types of primary schools.On RTE’s Claire Byrne Live, Iona Institute spokesperson Maria Steen said Catholic schools were more socially diverse, citing research about the proportion of pupils from lone-parent families, less affluent households, and from the Traveller community.On Twitter, Seán McCormack and DougalCMK brought the dispute to our attention, so we decided to step in and try to resolve it.(Send your FactCheck requests to factcheck@thejournal.ie, tweet @TJ_FactCheck, or send us a DM).Claim: Catholic primary schools are more socially diverse than other kinds of primary schoolsWhat was said: Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeYou can watch a short video of the disagreement on Claire Byrne Live, above, and you can check out the full episode here.Here’s the claim made by Maria Steen, of the Christian think tank and advocacy group the Iona Institute:According to an ESRI report that was done in conjunction with Educate Together schools, there is much more likely to be greater diversity among Catholic schools than among minority faith or multi-denominational schools.center_img Multi-denominational schools were least likely to have no students with a physical or sensory disability. Minority faith schools were most likelyCatholic schools were most likely to have students with a physical or sensory disability make up more than 5% of the student bodyAll three school types were evenly matched in terms of students with learning difficulties, although a marginally higher percentage of multi-denominational schools had no such students or a number making up less than 5% of the student body.Religious diversityThis was not part of the claim made by Maria Steen on Claire Byrne Live, but let’s have a look, with that in mind.Among multi-denominational school pupils: 50% were Catholic, 19% were from “other” religions; 30% had no religious affiliationAmong minority faith school pupils: 30% were Catholic, and around 70% were from “other religions”Among Catholic school pupils: 90% were Catholic.Conclusion The Iona Institute’s Maria Steen Source: RTE Claire Byrne LiveWhile the 2012 report is perfectly valid in its own right, it comes with a health warning. The figures involved date to 2007/2008, meaning they are a decade old.For this type of research, it makes it difficult to use them to draw conclusions about the current state of affairs in Irish primary schools.However, it is still the most recent comprehensive research to systematically compare Catholic, multi-denominational and minority faith schools along these measures of diversity, so it cannot be disregarded.To summarise: the report contained evidence that Catholic schools had greater socioeconomic diversity, and higher proportions of Traveller students, and students from lone-parent families.2016/17 Department of Education figures show that a higher percentage of Catholic primary schools are DEIS schools, a designation intended for schools in traditionally socioeconomically underprivileged areas.The recent figures also show that a higher percentage of multi-denominational school pupils than Catholic school pupils are in DEIS schools.These figures are more recent than those in the ESRI report, but they are also not comparable to the breadth and comprehensiveness of the ESRI research.DEIS school status is also only a proxy for socioeconomic status.On the whole, and with a note of caution regarding the age of the ESRI data, we rate Maria Steen’s claim Mostly TRUE as per our verdicts guide.This is the first time we’ve fact-checked a claim by Maria Steen. In future, you’ll be able to find her FactCheck File here. Verdict change: The verdict for this fact check has been changed to Mostly TRUE, having originally been Mostly FALSE. After publication, Maria Steen contacted FactCheck with concerns about this article, many of which we agreed with, on reflection. She pointed out that pre-publication, Maria Steen had clarified that her claim about diversity was limited to three specific measures of diversity, relating to pupils: from lower socioeconomic groups; lone-parent families; and the Traveller community.In its original format, this article also insufficiently examined 2016/17 Department of Education data on the proportion of Catholic and multi-denominational schools designated as DEIS schools. We re-examined that data, which shows that a greater proportion of Catholic primary schools are DEIS schools, and a comparable proportion of Catholic school pupils and multi-denominational school pupils are in DEIS schools. The change of verdict has been added to our Corrections page. http://jrnl.ie/3252590 Short URL Follow TJ_FactCheck on Twitter TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck is a signatory to the International Fact-Checking Network’s Code of Principles. You can read it here.For information on how FactCheck works, what the verdicts mean, and how you can take part, check out our Reader’s Guide here. 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The Greek financial and political crisis The view from Australia

first_imgA panel of Australian commentators and politicians will come together to join in on the discussion about how the Greek crisis is affecting Australia. As the Greek fiscal situation threatens to envelop the whole country in political crisis, Australians with a connection to Greece watch the unfolding events with a mixture of anxiety and despair. Financial crisis followed by political instability, the rise of right-wing extremism and the collapse of the traditional system of governance create an explosive mixture of circumstances that could lead the country out of the European Union and the Euro. The probability of an isolated Greece in a state of bankruptcy looks like more than a possibility on the horizon today. The University of Sydney brings together a panel of Australian commentators with a spectrum of views and opinions on the way forward for the country of their ancestors. Introducing the event will be Professor Jeff Riegel, Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney. Panellists include: Associate Professor Vrasidas Karalis, Department of Modern Greek, School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Moderator); Professor Tony Aspromourgos, School of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; The Hon. Sophie Cotsis MLC, NSW Parliament; Mr Vassileios M. Tolios, The Consul General for Greece, Sydney Consulate General; The Hon. Maria Vamvakinou MP, Federal Member for Calwell, Victoria. The talk will take place on Thursday 7 June from 6:00 pm at the University of Sydney, St James Campus, 173-175 Phillip Street, Sydney. For bookings visit Seymour Centre box office, phone (02) 9351 7940 or book online at sydney.edu.au/seymour/boxoffice/program.greekcrisis.shtml. For more information visit sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2012/greek_crisis.shtml Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Ritmo faites léducation musicale de votre bébé avant même sa naissance découvrez

first_imgRitmo : faites l’éducation musicale de votre bébé avant même sa naissance, découvrez les imagesA l’heure où l’on prône le développement intellectuel dès le plus jeune âge, la société Nuvo a mis en vente un nouveau système de baladeur MP3. Celui-ci permet aux femmes enceintes de faire partager leur culture musicale à leur bébé, avant même que ce dernier n’ait rejoint notre monde.Ce système audio doit être porté autour du ventre de la femme enceinte comme une ceinture d’amincissement. Quatre petites enceintes y sont incorporées et doivent être reliées à un baladeur MP3. Le son est délivré aux deux paires d’enceintes abdominales ainsi que dans les écouteurs de la mère. De cette manière, le son se propage dans l’utérus quelle que soit la position de la tête du bébé. Dès 17 semaines, le foetus est capable de réagir à la musique et ainsi, de développer sa sensibilité musicale dès son plus jeune âge. À lire aussiToxoplasmose : symptômes, traitement, grossesse, quels sont les risques ?C’est Oren Oz qui a eu cette idée alors que sa femme tentait sans cesse d’initier leur bébé à la musique. Les baladeurs posés sur le ventre l’empêchaient d’exercer d’autres activités dans le même temps et il lui était difficile de trouver “la” position dans laquelle elle et son enfant pouvaient tous deux profiter de la musique.Ainsi Oren s’est-il associé à Nuvo afin de concevoir Ritmo, un système qui allie confort, technologie et design. Il est commercialisé au prix de 80 livres soit environ 90 euros.Voir les images : https://www.maxisciences.com/ritmo/ritmo-le-lecteur-mp3-concu-pour-les-bebes-durant-la-grossesse_art5434.htmlLe 24 janvier 2010 à 12:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

911 WWE Results Edmonton Alberta Rollins vs Reigns

first_img Now Playing Up Next Pinterest 9/11 WWE Results: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada* R-Truth def. Bo Dallas.* Curtis Axel & Damien Sandow def. The Ascension.* Natalya def. Alicia Fox.* Chris Jericho def. Kevin Owens.* Cesaro def. Luke Harper.* WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Prime Time Players.* WWE World Heavyweight & U.S. Champion Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns. Bray Wyatt interfered setting up the win for Rollins.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs John Cena Retired?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:36/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:32 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Now Playing Up Next WWE Will Use Roman Reigns To Improve RAW`s Rotten Ratings Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live SPOILERS: 7/20 Impact TV tapings in Windsor to air on Pursuit and Twitch Now Playing Up Next Facebookcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is John Cena Retired? Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Now: IIconics overcome their fears with Cathy Kelley on EdgeWalk of CN Tower Becky Lynch Delighted Ronda Rousey Left WWE WhatsApp 3/15 WWE Live Results: Edmonton, Alberta (Strowman vs. Corbin, McIntyre vs. Ambrose)last_img

LIBRARY LINEUP Women In World Jazz Family Concert On July 18

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsWomen In World Jazz Family Event *RRWednesday, July 18, 6:30 pmWomen In World Jazz is an international ensemble, bringing together some of the finest world and jazz musicians. In this educational concert, these musicians celebrate the diversity and power of creativity, presenting vocal and instrumental music from different eras, cultures, and styles. The program offers audience participation playing and singing. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wilmington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. All ages. Coffee with a CopWednesday, July 18, 10 am-11 amDrop in, grab a tea or coffee, and chat with a police officer from Wilmington’s Police Department in a relaxed and open setting. All questions welcome.Current Affairs Discussion Group *RRWednesday, July 18, 7 pmThis new group is for all who would like to broaden their knowledge of current national and international affairs. You will have the opportunity to discuss topical events and learn from others. Recommended background readings will be provided prior to each meeting. Led by facilitator Dan Hall.Jazz and Much More…*RRThursday, July 19, 2:30 pmJazz saxophonist Sagit Zilberman, an internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, will perform music from the American Songbook as well as songs from different countries (Israel, Argentina, Ireland, Africa and Iran), and a few originals as well in this interactive performance.  In addition to the saxophone, Sagit will play the space drum, the didgeridoo, and the rainstick.Novel Ideas Fiction Book Group *RRThursday, July 19, 7 pmFeatured Book: The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise MillerPick up a copy of the book and join the discussion. Then come to the author talk on August 2 at 7 pm.Boston Business Journal in Your Job Search*RRMonday, July 23, 10:00 amElizabeth Toner from the Boston Business Journal, the leading business publication covering regional business, will offer tips and suggestions on how to incorporate this valuable tool into your job search.Poetry Circle *RRMonday, July 23, 7 pmLove poetry? The poetry circle is a great opportunity to meet other poets and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep.New Travel Kit –MaineWe have just added a new travel kit with a variety guidebooks for your Maine vacation. Travel  kits can be borrowed for three weeks.Kids & TeensDrop-in Teen MovieFriday, July 13, 3 pmWatch the movie that inspired our Middle Ground Book Club selection — Lemonade Mouth! Grades 6+Pete the Cat Musical Adventure Party  *RRMonday, July 16, 10 amJoin us for a groovy morning of Pete the Cat fun! We’ll read stories, play games, and make super cool crafts! Ages 2-5.Stop Motion Animation *RRThursdays, July 16 and 23, 2-4 pmCreate an animated mini-movie using clay, Legos, paper, and other materials in this two-part workshop. Kids will work in teams to create the story, film and edit their movie. Grades 4-8PJ StorytimeMonday, July 16, 6:30 pmWear your snuggly pajamas and bring your favorite teddy bear or blanket and enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and more! Ages 2-5 and one or more adultsPreschool Storytime: Sounds of NatureTuesday, July 17, 10 amThis storytime on sounds of nature includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5LEGO BuildingTuesday, July 17, 3 pmDrop in to build a unique LEGO creation.  Kindergarten+Teen Trivia: Musicals *RRTuesday, July 17, 6:30 pmShow off your smarts at pub-style trivia! Play against your friends, putting your musicals knowledge to the test. The winning team walks off with prizes (and bragging rights!). Snacks provided. Grades 6-12(NOTE: These weekly listings are submitted by the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Summer Bash With Food Trucks & Live Music Set For August 15 On Swain GreenIn “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Library To Host 6-Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy TopicsIn “Community”last_img read more

Netflix mindbender Altered Carbon gets Marvel actors for season 2

first_img 2 Marvel Captain America Netflix The Avengers Comments Netflix is making Altered Carbon and Pacific Rim animes Netflix’s ‘Altered Carbon’ thrills when the sci-fi gets trippy ‘Altered Carbon’ on Netflix: Can it improve on the book? Altered Carbon actor Renée Elise Goldsberry returns as Quellcrist Falconer, and Chris Conner will also be reprising his role as Poe.The story, based on the novel by Richard Morgan, continues in season 2 with another dangerous mission for Kovacs, but specific plot details have yet to be revealed.Season 2 of Altered Carbon is currently in production. No word on the release date as of yet. Tags Enlarge ImageAvengers actor Anthony Mackie takes the lead in the Netflix sci-fi series Altered Carbon. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET Netflix revealed the cast for the next season of its body-swapping sci-fi series Altered Carbon in a video on Friday, and the lineup includes a number of Marvel players. Considering that the premise of Altered Carbon is about people who can change into different bodies called “sleeves,” it makes sense that some of the characters from season 1 will have new faces. Anthony Mackie — best known for his role as Sam Wilson/Falcon in Captain America: Civil War and the Avengers movies — will play the lead character, mercenary Takeshi Kovacs. Actor Joel Kinnaman originally played the character in season 1. Watching ‘Altered Carbon’ on Netflix? This was its creepy marketing campaign Share your voice TV and Movies More Altered Carbon 13 Photos Simone Missick — who played Detective Misty Knight in the Netflix Marvel shows The Defenders, Luke Cage and Iron Fist — joins as the character Trepp.Dina Shihabi, who played Neda Kazemi in Daredevil, is a new character named Dig 301.Also joining the season 2 cast are Torben Liebrecht (Operation Finale) and James Saito (The Terror.)last_img read more

Hyderabad pollution board appeals to citizens to make city

first_imgWith the increase of air pollution in Hyderabad, the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) appealed to the citizens to make Hyderabad into clean air and healthily city. In a release, the board said that the people are suffering from lung disease, Asthma and more due to the pollution. Further, it asked the citizens to take respective measures to control the pollution… Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us *** Ensure that the vehicles are got tested and ‘Pollution under control certificate’ is obtained from an authorised agency. *** Examine the possibility of switching over to cleaner fuels like CNG/LPG. *** Develop the habit of using Public Transport Metro instead of own vehicles. If it is un-avoidable try to for vehicle pooling.last_img read more

VIDEO Tom Brady pleads the 5th at conference QA when asked if

first_imgThe Patriots have gone from CIA level secrecy to a knitting circle in terms of public leaks over the past year. The power struggle soap opera between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick has devolved from an in-season exposé, to Brady sending repeated signals in the offseason that Bill Belichick isn’t the boss of him.Today, during a Q&A at the Milken Institute Global Conference by his hand selected personal interviewer Jim Gray, Brady continued to stir the pot with more comments that he knew where sure to fuel the rumor mill.When asked by Gray if he felt appreciated by the organization considering all that he’s achieved, Brady responded, “I plead the fifth.”When Gray followed up by asking Brady if he was happy at work, Tom replied, “I have my moments.” Coming on the heels of Gisele’s similar comments from Tom vs. Time, and a number of other public affronts to Belichick during the offseason, these remarks are the latest salvo in Brady’s revolt against Bill’s dictatorship. Tom’s barely trying to hide it here.Vegas still has the Patriots set to win the most games of any team in the NFL next season, so maybe none of will matter in the end.The video from the conference was posted by Boston area sports journalist Tom Curran. It’s not much to look at, but you can hear Brady’s answers loud and clear.Tom Brady was asked today at the Milken Institute Global Conference if he feels appreciated by the Patriots. His response: “I plead the 5th…” pic.twitter.com/8Tl6k5emj9— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) May 1, 2018 Advertisementlast_img read more

Firefox Preview 10 Fenix is now available

first_imgFirefox Preview 1.0 (Fenix) is now available by Martin Brinkmann on June 28, 2019 in Firefox – 57 commentsMozilla released Firefox Preview 1.0 for Google’s Android operating system on Google Play after publishing an earlier version in May 2019. The organization put a lot of work in the redesigned version of the Firefox web browser and plans to replace the current stable version of Firefox with the new release eventually.Firefox Preview 1.0 can be downloaded from Google Play. The release is marked as a preview which means that it should be seen as a beta release at this point.Mozilla plans to push out a release for the current version of Firefox for Android that brings the version to Firefox 68. The mobile browser is moved to the ESR channel then so that it continues to receive security and bug fix updates for as long as it is necessary to get the new Firefox ready.Mozilla aims to replace the current version of Firefox with the new at the end of 2019. The new version lacks some features that Mozilla wants it to support. The organization made it clear that it won’t release the new version until it supports all major features of the old version. One feature that is missing in the preview release is support for browser extensions.Android users may run both browsers side-by-side if they wish as there are not any limitations that prevent that. The browser requires Android 5.0 or higher while the current version of Firefox for Android earlier (4.x) versions as well).The start page displays open tabs, collections, information provided by Mozilla, and a search and address form. The address bar that the browser displays at the bottom of the screen is not displayed on the startpage or new tab page.Firefox Preview uses Google as the default search engine, at least in my region and probably in most regions. A click on Menu > Settings > Search engine provides an option to change the search engine.The browser includes Amazon, Bing, DuckDuckGo, Twitter, and Wikipedia as default search engines. I could not find an option to add other search engines to the browser.Firefox switches the interface once you start to type in the field on the startpage. The address and search bar is moved to the top and suggestions are displayed underneath it. Options to scan a QR code to open an URL and to display all other search engines are provided here.The address field is moved to the bottom of the screen when websites are loaded in the mobile browser. The main idea behind the position is that it is makes one-handed use easier.A tap on the lock icon next to the address displays connection security information and a toggle to enable or disable tracking protection on the active site. Firefox Preview displays the full address in the address bar; good.A tap on the menu icon displays an option to open the desktop page of the active site (if available), the Settings, library, and to save the site to Firefox’s new Collection feature,Firefox Preview comes with a handful of useful features and options. If you swipe up from the address bar area you will open a share, bookmark, and reader mode quick actions menu.Collections look like folders to me that you can put sites into. Collections that you create are placed on the startpage of the browser. There you may open one or all sites of a collection comfortably.The Settings display a limited number of preferences in the initial release. You can enable or disable Tracking Protection there and modify access permissions.Tracking Protection is limited at the time as you cannot change lists or add other protective features that Mozilla introduced recently.The biggest feature that is missing right now, when compared to the feature set of the current version of Firefox for Android, is lack of support for browser extensions.It is not 100% certain that extensions support will be integrated in Firefox Preview for Android. Mozilla plans to release an ad-blocker for the browser however according to Sören Hentzschel.Closing WordsFirefox Preview will be the next version of the Firefox browser. Users who run the current Firefox for Android may continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Support will be dropped eventually though.Now You: Have you tried the new browser version? What is your take?SummaryArticle NameFirefox Preview 1.0 (Fenix) is now availableDescriptionMozilla released Firefox Preview 1.0 for Google’s Android operating system on Google Play. The browser will replace the current Firefox for Android browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgNovember 2, 2009 – Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. has introduced the Aplio MX ultrasound system, a compact system that offers premium clinical performance and high-end features at an affordable price point. Toshiba aims to meet the needs of hospitals that use ultrasound as a first-line diagnostic exam, requiring them to have cutting-edge ultrasound technology available to quickly and efficiently perform a range of patient exams. With the Aplio MX, hospitals will be able to complete advanced ultrasound exams, usually performed with larger, more expensive ultrasound systems, using this smaller, less expensive system without sacrificing quality. The Aplio MX is commercially available now.The Aplio MX is approximately 30 percent lighter than traditional cart-based systems and improves ergonomics with its 19-inch flexible monitor and customizable key console. It can also include Toshiba’s iAssistTM technology, which pre-registers frequently used protocols into the system, saving time during exams and increasing productivity for facilities performing multiple exams daily.Toshiba’s Aplio MX ultrasound system includes:• 4D imaging to produce high resolution renderings and arbitrary volume cuts in real-time or offline allowing virtual reconstruction in formats similar to CT and MRI.• Differential Tissue Harmonic Imaging for the better imaging of difficult-to-image patients, like bariatric, without sacrificing resolution to give superior border and tissue definition.• ApliPure to enhance both image clarity and detail definition with real-time compounding technology to simultaneously perform spatial and frequency compounding during transmitting and receiving.• Advanced Dynamic Flow to provide color Doppler imaging at an unprecedented level and show flow with directional information for even the smallest vessels.• Precision Imaging to provide more detailed ultrasound images by capturing information from multiple lines to improve definition of the structure and minimizing noise and clutter.The Aplio MX is the latest addition to Toshiba’s strategic platform of quality ultrasound systems to meet a range of customer needs and offer value at every level and price point. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Technology | November 02, 2009 Toshiba’s New Mid-Sized Ultrasound Aims to Offer Good Value, Portability last_img read more