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first_imgA six-foot-long rat snake was spotted in the Taj Mahal premises on Monday, causing panic among visitors.A team of experts from Wildlife SOS arrived at the monument and rescued the snake. The rat snake is harmless, feeding mostly on birds and rodents.The staff at the Taj Mahal called for help and a rapid response team was dispatched by Wildlife SOS. The team found the reptilian visitor cooling off under a water cooler in the water filtration plant.Officials of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) immediately stopped the water filtration plant. The Wildlife SOS team, along with the ASI staff, moved workers and curious tourists to a safe distance from the snake before starting the rescue process.After an hour-long operation, the Wildlife SOS team managed to successfully extricate the reptile.Munazzar Ali, Senior Conservation Assistant, ASI, said: “There are four RO plants inside the Taj Mahal to ensure proper water supply for public water taps. As soon as the snake was spotted inside the plant, considering the safety of tourists and workers, we immediately contacted Wildlife SOS for their assistance. The team was very efficient in rescuing the snake.”Baiju Raj M.V of Wildlife SOS said: “The severe heat must have driven the snake in search for water and a cool place. We thank the ASI and the officials of the Taj Mahal for considering the safety of the tourists and the snake and contacting Wildlife SOS.”last_img read more


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first_imgGuys, do you prefer more feminine faces? If so, chances are you grew up in a relatively healthy place. New research suggests that men raised in countries with higher average lifespans and lower child mortality more strongly prefer women with softer features than do men raised in less healthy nations. The finding bolsters the idea that years of human evolution have made men attracted to faces that could help them survive.  Previous studies have found that women living in harsher conditions—such as communities with high homicide rates and low income—are more inclined to find more masculine men attractive. Urszula Marcinkowska, a biologist at the University of Turku in Finland, and her colleagues wanted to know whether culture also influenced males’ preferences for females, or whether men judged females in a more universal way.Using an online survey conducted in 16 different languages, the researchers presented 1972 heterosexual males between the ages of 18 and 24 from 28 different countries with 20 pairs of Caucasian female faces. Each pair contained one face with more feminine traits—such as larger eyes, fuller lips, and a less angular jaw—as well as a more androgynous face, with thinner lips and a wider chin. Participants were asked to select which face in each pair they found more sexually attractive.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)While men across all cultures generally preferred a more feminine face, the strength of that preference varied between countries. The difference couldn’t be explained by the ratio of men to women in a country, its gross national income, or the race of the participants, but it did correlate with the national health index of the men’s countries—a measure of overall well-being. Those from countries like Japan, with high national health index scores, chose the more feminine face more than three-quarters of the time, the authors report online today in Biology Letters. Men from countries such as Nepal, which has a lower health rating, selected the more feminine face in only slightly more than half of the cases, on average.“Women with more feminine features have, in the past, been found to be less socially dominant and less effective at competing for resources,” Marcinkowska says. Over thousands of years, she says, men may have evolved to choose less feminine women in harsher conditions to give them an edge at survival. One possible mechanism mediating this preference is altered testosterone levels; men raised in environments with frequent diseases and germ exposure tend to have lower testosterone levels through adulthood, because testosterone can handicap immune function. And men with high testosterone levels, previous studies have found, prefer more feminine women.“Unfortunately we couldn’t measure participants’ testosterone levels in this study,” Marcinkowska says. “However, I think this explanation is very plausible.”The conclusions “seem reasonable,” says Anthony Little, a psychology researcher at the University of Stirling in the United Kingdom who was not involved in the new work. But he also points out that separate studies have shown that recent pathogen exposure can increase a male’s preference for femininity, a slightly contradictory finding. “Future work can perhaps tease out whether different mechanisms are at play in driving these different effects.” Marcinkowska next plans to look at additional characteristics of the countries included in the survey to see whether other differences may also be linked to the face preferences. She hopes the results add to the collection of data on how people use faces to judge others, and how these preferences may have evolved.last_img read more


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first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni’s helicopter shot is one of the most popular cricket shots ever played by a batsman. So much so, that many players in international and domestic cricket try to copy it whenever they can.Afghanistan all-rounder Rashid Khan is the latest among the lot who tried his hand at the helicopter and even succeeded.Rashid, who is plying his trade for Maratha Arabians in the T10 league, smashed a six off Pakistan left-arm speedster Mohammad Irfan (Pakhtoons) in the 9th over. The ball sailed over the deep mid-wicket fence and hit the top of the roof of the Sharjah cricket stadium.Irfan had delivered a full delivery outside off-stump which Rashid judged quickly as he shuffled across the stumps and executed a near-perfect helicopter shot.#Helicopters #Inventer @msdhoni Bhai @T10League @MarathaArabians pic.twitter.com/DH8RdfUnYARashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 29, 2018The Arabians’ dugout stood up and applauded the Afghanistan superstar with captain Virender Sehwag even jumping out of his seat to applaud the shot from the number one T20I bowler in the world.Even Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody was in awe of the shot as he replied on the video posted by Rashid on Twitter.Practice makes perfect!Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 29, 2018India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant and England women’s cricket team stumper Danielle Wyatt also praised Rashid.Shot buddyRishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) November 29, 2018You can bat too see you in Aus soon!!Danielle Wyatt (@Danni_Wyatt) November 29, 2018Rashid managed to score 26 off 7 balls for the Arabians who posted 125 for 6 in 10 overs but his knock went in vain as Colin Ingram and Shafiqullah fired the Pakhtoons to an 8-wicket victory. Ingram top-scored with 42 not out off 13 balls while Rashid’s Afghan teammate Shafiqullah made 35 off 16.advertisementBut this is not the first time an Afghanistan player has attempted the helicopter shot. Rashid’s popular teammate Mohammad Shahzad has also tried to play the shot on numerous occasions in the past.Wicket-keeper Shahzad considers Dhoni as his idol and always tries to bat like the former India captain.Also Read | ICC T20I rankings: Kuldeep Yadav becomes world No.3, Adam Zampa takes 5th spotAlso Read | IPL 2019: Full list of retained players and purse remaining for each teamlast_img read more


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first_img 5 of the Fastest Electric Cars in the World A Texas-based enthusiast named Mitch Medford has teamed up with well-known electric drag racer John Wayland to build an all-electric 1968 Ford Mustang that’s capable of beating a top-spec Tesla Model S P85D on a drag strip.Dubbed Zombie 222, Medford’s pony car looks like a mildly-modified Mustang fastback from a distance but a quick peek under the hood reveals it’s anything but. The stock 289-cubic-inch V8 engine has been tossed out and replaced with a pair of electric motors rated at a total of 440 volts, linked to a high-capacity battery pack designed specifically for the track.The drivetrain sends over 800 horsepower and 1,800 foot-pounds of instant torque to the rear wheels, enough to rocket the Mustang from zero to 62 mph in just 1.94 seconds and on to a top speed of over 174 mph. To put those figures into perspective, the now-defunct W16-powered Bugatti Veyron performs the same task in roughly 2.5 seconds while the gasoline-electric Porsche 918 Spyder takes approximately 2.8 seconds. Medford jokes his pony car can “eat the brains of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and anything that sounds like a pasta dish from Italy.”What’s arguably more surprising than the coupe’s performance figures is the fact that it has a full body, a full interior and it is fitted with regular glass windows. In other words, it’s not simply a bare-bones, stripped-out race car with a composite body designed to look like an old Mustang.The story is a little different under the skin, though, where Medford’s team has installed a Blistein front suspension and 13-inch Brembo brakes all around in order to keep the insane amount of power in check.The Mustang is fully street-legal — at least in Texas — and its driving range varies from 40 to 140 miles depending on how big of a battery pack it’s fitted with.Medford has founded a company called Bloodshed Motors because he believes there’s a niche market for electric muscle cars and other classics. Going green isn’t cheap, however, and he has previously hinted that converting a vintage American car into a Ferrari-beating electric vehicle is expected to cost between $200,000 and $250,000. Thankfully, those figures include the price of the donor vehicle.“Initially, we’ll supply the cars to convert, then later we’ll convert cars that our customers supply. We don’t want to start with rust buckets or reproduction bodies just because we don’t want to spend the time fixing rust or piecing the car together,” explained Medford in an earlier interview with enthusiast magazine Hemmings.Those who can’t afford a Mustang with a six-digit price tag will need to be patient. If all goes according to plan, Medford will eventually sell all of the parts required for the conversion in kit form. A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing Watch This Bugatti Chiron Shatter a World Speed Record at More Than 300 MPH Editors’ Recommendations center_img What It’s Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car (and Where You Can Get Behind the Wheel) 1. 1968 Mustang Electric 2. 1968 Mustang Electric 3. 1968 Mustang Electric 4. 1968 Mustang Electric 5. 1968 Mustang Electric 6. 1968 Mustang Electric 7. 1968 Mustang Electric 8. 1968 Mustang Electric 9. 1968 Mustang Electric 10. 1968 Mustang Electric 11. 1968 Mustang Electric 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now last_img read more


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first_img 16 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Netflix Food Documentaries to Savor Right Now Wallets are more than just cash carriers — they’re a symbol of your own personal look. When you whip your wallet out to pay at a classy restaurant or a fashionable retailer, do you really want the sense of shame that accompanies (and should accompany) an overstuffed, raggedy cash stash? No. Ditch your old spine-misaligning wallet for something sleeker, slimmer, and far more stylish.To help you get started on your search — and keep you from blowing all your money on one accessory — we’ve assembled the best wallets under $200 below.Boarding Pass – $15This brass money clip from Boarding Pass (formerly Owen & Fred) might be the most basic money holder on this list, but it’s also one of the most tasteful. With a lacquered copper finish, this clip is bound to impress anyone with its understated style.See ItSpine – $30Spine Wallet/Facebook Spine Wallet/FacebookAdvertised as the world’s thinnest wallet, the Spine Titanium Wallet is beautifully sleek and comes with an added bonus: It’s also a fully functional bottle opener.See ItShinola – $125Built from premium American leather, the five-card wallet from Shinola is a bill holder perfect for the guy with rugged tastes.See ItSlim Timber – $35If you’re looking for a cash carrier that bucks convention, the Wooden Card Wallet from Slim Timber is an excellent choice. Hand-crafted from carefully selected panes of wood, these wallets are as gorgeous as they are functional.See ItFireti – $77An ideal option for the tech-minded guy, the Omega Titanium Wallet is an elegant yet totally practical wallet that can hold up to 10 different cards. Slightly protruding screws at each corner protect the smooth metal from wear and tear.See ItMaximum Henry – $95The Bi-Fold Wallet from Maximum Henry is as straightforward an option as you’re likely to find on the market. Hand-crafted from a single piece of leather, the Bi-Fold comes in an array of bold and exciting colors.See ItBillykirk – $115BillyKirk’s No. 398 wallet is a modern reimagining of the classic bi-fold. Crafted with American-sourced leather, each item is hand-stitched with heavy wax cording that makes this money holder extra durable.See ItDoc Artisan – $70Looking to ditch the traditional wallet altogether? Give the Leather Wallet Case from Doc Artisan a try. Made with genuine top-grain leather, this impact resistant phone case boasts a magnetic thumb latch, a phone stand function, and a rear wallet camera cutout.See ItHook & Albert – $55For a different look, consider this blue pebbled card holder from Hook & Albert. The texture gives the wallet a playful yet elegant feel — it’s an excellent conversation piece.See ItPaul Smith – $150This cardholder from Paul Smith is perfect for the guy who prefers to only carry the essentials. A simple tanned leather front is complimented by a shock of blue on the back for a truly modern touch.See ItFilson – $120This Filson bi-fold is crafted from smooth bridle leather in a beguiling dark-green hue. The interior features slots for cards and a slip pocket for folded notes.See ItCardamon – $69Constructed with an ultra-durable nylon-polyester fabric and backed by a lifetime warranty, this bi-fold from Cardamon is built to stand the test of time. Plus, it’s got a roomy interior and a clean finish free of any stitching.See ItPioneer – $85If you’ve got a lot of things to pack in your wallet, Pioneer’s division bi-fold is the one for you. The interior can hold up to twelve cards and the fabric is built with ripstop technology, so even when you’re stuffing in the bills, it’s not likely to break.See ItRed Wing Heritage – $110Red Wing Heritage’s classic bifold is just that: a beautifully simple wallet with clean lines and a supple hand feel. The interior holds about six cards, which means it’ll slip easily into a back pocket. This piece is part of a larger collection of leather good from Red Wing that launched earlier this year.See ItBellroy – $80An attractive option for the minimalist guy, the Low Down wallet from Bellroy is a slim money holder made with tanned leather. Stylish construction aside, the wallet also comes with a three-year warranty.See ItTaylor Stitch – $98This minimalist money holder from Taylor Stitch is designed with sleekness in mind, so it’s guaranteed to keep your pockets from bulging. The edges are hand-painted, which makes each wallet totally unique.See ItMulberry – $90If a traditional wallet’s not your thing, check out this silver-tone money clip from Mulberry. It’s a sophisticated option for a night out, especially when you’ll only need cash or a few cards. It also comes with its own special dust bag.See ItCommon Projects – $130Understated in design, the leather cardholder from Common Projects is as chic as it is easy to use. Each face holds up to four cards and an interior pocket has room for additional cards and cash.See ItTumi – $75Escape from the world of black and brown wallets and snag this stunning bright blue card case from Tumi. Constructed with rich calfskin, this money holder is both practical and luxurious.See ItIl Bussetto – $80With only two card slips and a small pocket interior, this dark-green, zip-around wallet from Il Bussetto is a terrific, subtle pick for the guy who travels light. And rest assured, what it lacks in capacity, it more than makes up for in style.See It How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress for Greener Sleep 10 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Right Now The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now last_img read more


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first_imgLegislation aimed at improving the management of public debt was passed on November 30 in the Senate. The Public Debt Management Act will repeal the Loan Act of 1964 and several enactments related to the raising of loans by the Government. Minister of Justice, Senator the Hon. Mark Golding, who opened the debate, explained that while the existing legislative framework establishes some of the basic principles governing public debt, it does not include a comprehensive regime of public debt management based on modern best practices. “It is therefore intended to introduce a single law that will, among other things, set out clear objectives for the management of public debt; mandate the preparation of a public debt management strategy (to be presented annually to Parliament); prescribe a framework within which decision making will be made on the management of public debt; and establish accountability and reporting requirements,” Senator Golding said. He said that under the Act, there will be no set debt ceiling; instead, provisions will be made for loan ceilings to be prescribed from time to time by Ministerial Order subject to affirmative resolution of the House of Representatives. “In prescribing the loan ceiling, the Minister of Finance will have to take account of and act in a manner that is consistent with the level of total debt specified in the fiscal responsibility framework,” he informed. The legislation also requires that a high level public debt management committee be established with a view to ensuring coherence among fiscal, monetary and debt policies. Senator Imani Duncan Pryce noted that the Bill brings to life, the fiscal responsibility framework that was passed a few years ago. “Too often, in the past, we find things off the balance sheet not reported and unknown to the people of Jamaica. What this particular Act does is give the Jamaican people the confidence that this Government is committed in taking bold steps in accountability and transparency for the betterment of Jamaica,” she stated. Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Senator Arthur Williams, while stating that the legislation was a “long time in coming,” pointed to the need to have the accompanying regulations in place to govern the various aspects of the Act.   “I am concerned that we have now come to actually introducing this important piece of legislation without any of the regulations that will make it effective and give it teeth,” Senator Williams said. In his response, Senator Golding said it is standard practice in modern legislation to create flexibility by empowering the Minister to make regulations on a variety of issues, which may arise. “Very often, under those enactments, regulations are never made or are made only to cover one or two aspects of the long list of things by which the power to make regulations exist. Regulations are made where they are necessary to operationalize the legislation,” Senator Golding said. He noted that in the case of this particular Act, 90 per cent of the important provisions do not require any regulations “to become meaningful, impactful and operational the day it comes into effect.” The Bill was approved without any amendments. It was passed in the House of Representatives on November 20.last_img read more


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first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on Thursday will be an opportunity to talk about China and global issues set to be discussed at next week’s G20 leaders’ summit in Japan.Speaking before a meeting with his Liberal caucus today, Trudeau says the two leaders will discuss the challenge China poses to global trade, as well as to Canada and the United States.The Canadian government has been calling for China to release two Canadians whose detentions are largely viewed as a retaliation for the arrest of a Huawei executive in Vancouver at the request of the U.S.Countries including the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, and the U.K. have spoken out in support of the detained Canadians.Trudeau also says trade will be a big part of the meeting with Trump as both countries look to ratify the new NAFTA.He says Canada is still trying to keep in step with the U.S., adding he has the ability to recall Parliament this summer if needed to ratify the trade pact.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


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Rabat – Following the emergency meeting of foreign ministers at the Arab League Council, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita called on countries in the region to use all diplomatic and legal means to defend the status of Jerusalem.At the request of Palestine and Jordan and with the support of Morocco, an Arab league emergency meeting took place on Saturday, December 9 in Cairo, to “review the developments regarding the US president’s recognition of the city of Al Quds as the capital Israel.”The meeting brought together several foreign ministers of Arabic speaking countries to discuss concrete actions to be taken regarding President Donald Trump’s decision, “which undermines the legal and historical status of Al Quds,” according to a press release issued by the Palestinian delegation to the League of Arab States. On the sidelines of the meeting, Bourita urged “to undertake intense and pragmatic actions to deal with the US decision.”“We must undertake intense and pragmatic actions to face the American decision regarding Jerusalem’s status, and use all the diplomatic and legal means available to us to defend our rights,” said the Moroccan diplomat.“We must react with responsibility and not make hasty decisions that we can not apply, in order to preserve our credibility,” he added.For the Foreign Minister, the US decision “is a dangerous turning point in the political and legal status of this holy city and a reprehensible transgression of the results of peace negotiations.”He also called for coordination of Arab countries to defend the status of Jerusalem.According to the Moroccan Minister, Donald Trump’s decision gives a “pretext to the Israeli authorities to go ahead in their systematic policy of Judaization of the holy city and obliteration of its religious and spiritual stamp.”League Secretary-General Ahmed Abdul-Geith strongly condemned the US’ willingness to recognize Al Quds as the capital of Israel and relocate the US embassy in Israel to the holy city.Many Arab leaders, including King Mohammed VI, King Abdullah of Jordan, and King Abdulaziz bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, attempted to stop Trump from taking the decision.Despite international pressure, Trump “opened the gates of hell,” in the words of Hamas, and formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, becoming the first ever American president to do so. read more


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“The Secretary-General is gravely concerned about reports of continuing intimidation, threats and attacks against internally displaced persons in Darfur,” a spokesperson for Mr. Annan said in a statement. The Secretary-General pointed particularly to West Darfur, where the Janjaweed – bands of armed Arab fighters who travel mainly on horseback – stand accused of raping local black African women. Many of the victims have fled their home villages because of militia attacks.In camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in North Darfur, Sudanese Government security officials are harassing residents who have spoken to foreign visitors, and have arrested and beaten several community leaders.Mr. Annan appealed to Khartoum to stick to its commitments, outlined in a 3 July joint communiqué signed with the UN, to disarm the Janjaweed and ensure the protection and security of all IDPs in Darfur.At least 1.2 million people are estimated to be internally displaced, while as many as 200,000 others live as refugees in neighbouring Chad because of the militia attacks and the fighting between Government forces and two rebel groups.UN spokesperson Marie Okabe said the Security Council’s 15 members will meet tomorrow morning to vote on a draft resolution about Sudan sponsored by the United States and the United Kingdom.Condemning the violence and expressing concern at the humanitarian situation, the draft resolution calls for an arms embargo on all non-Government forces – including the Janjaweed – in Darfur.The resolution says the Council might take measures allowed in the UN Charter, including imposing economic penalties and severing diplomatic relations, if Sudan does not make progress on achieving its pledges from the joint communiqué.It calls for the resumption of political talks between Sudan and the two rebel groups, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).Council members will also be asked to endorse the African Union’s deployment of monitors in Darfur and urge the international community to “make available much needed assistance to mitigate the humanitarian catastrophe.”Meanwhile, at the Zam Zam camp in North Darfur, IDPs and community leaders refused to attend the launch of the hygiene promotion campaign by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) because they feared reprisals from the Sudanese Government.Ms. Okabe said the IDPs told UN staff they had been threatened and harassed the previous night, a claim repeated by IDPs at other camps.UN humanitarian workers say they are particularly concerned about Sudan’s attempts to force IDPs to return to their homes during the current rainy season. It will be almost impossible to distribute food and other aid supplies to some villages – possibly at least until November – because of the heavy rains. read more


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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 19, 2014 5:30 am MDT Canadians lukewarm when it comes to making mobile payments for purchases: study TORONTO – Hype for mobile payments is growing but Canadians generally aren’t very eager to pay for purchases with their smartphones, suggests a new report.Canadians are still apprehensive about using their phone in lieu of cash, debit or credit cards, according to a study by global research company GfK, which conducted online surveys with consumers in 17 countries.Although Canadians have developed a reputation for being keen early adopters of technology, they were found to be among the least interested in mobile payments.Security fears are a factor, says Stephen Popiel, vice-president of consulting for GfK Canada. Canadians may also be lukewarm on mobile payments since they already have plenty of ways to pay in stores.“The ATM infrastructure is huge and profound in Canada, even when compared with the United States, so the mobile technology itself is partly a solution for a problem that’s not as big of an issue here. We have a seamless ATM and debit card structure here and now the tap technology makes it fast and easy to make a lot of small purchases,” says Popiel.“Now we have to train ourselves: don’t use the wallet, pull out my phone, make sure the app is open. We have to get to a position where this technology is as seamless and easy to use as what we’ve been using for the past 15 to 20 years.”GfK estimates only about two per cent of transactions in Canada are currently made with a mobile device, either in store or while online shopping at home.About 21 per cent of the 1,000 Canadians polled by GfK said they had made a mobile payment in the past six months, compared to 24 per cent of western European respondents, 33 per cent of American respondents, and 39 per cent of Latin American respondents.Mobile payments were seen to be far more popular in Asia, with 83 per cent of Chinese respondents and 62 per cent of Korean respondents saying they had used a mobile device for a purchase recently.Of the Canadians polled, about one in three agreed with the statement “mobile payment is more of a gimmick today than a major way I pay” and four in 10 thought “mobile payment technology is still clunky.”Just over half said they were concerned about the security of mobile payments and putting their personal information at risk.While Starbucks customers are frequently seen using their phones to pay for coffees, and Tim Hortons also accepts mobile payments, those apps are linked to gift cards rather than bank accounts and are less of a security concern, notes Popiel.“There’s still a large percentage of the population who are worried about privacy, worried about information disclosure, and what’s the worst that’s going to happen with their TimmyMe app? They’re going to know I like a double-double? And I run the risk of losing $50 of coffee money,” he says.“The concern for many people is if my entire bank account is linked to this system, that’s where security breaches are more profound.”Popiel believes the Apple Pay platform could spark more interest in mobile payments — if and when it comes to Canada. Currently available in the U.S., Apple Pay allows consumers to pay for purchases at a number of big-name stores including McDonalds, Subway and Whole Foods with newer iPhones and iPads.“The degree to which Apple manages to convince people that they have that safe and secure system is going to determine whether (adoption) increases,” says Popiel.“If they do, it’s going to be a spectacular change, not only in mobile payments, but certainly for Apple as well, as people are going to migrate back to iPhones, away from Android, so they can get that safe and secure mobile wallet.”The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error as they are not a random sample and therefore are not necessarily representative of the whole population. read more


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first_imgA new series of premium connected Sandvik cone crushers includes a range of performance upgrades. “Together with My Sandvik they bring digital transformation to mines and quarries.The Sandvik CH800i series of connected cone crushers is the first to offer intelligent crushing based on actionable information via the My Sandvik portal. This enables managers and operators to make decisions based on facts, and see areas for improvement directly, increasing uptime and availability.”My Sandvik is the latest innovation in Sandvik crushers. Other automation features continuously measure and compensate for crusher liner wear, while Hydroset™ and the electric dump valve automatically provide overload protection to let tramp iron or other uncrushable material pass through. ASRi™ automatically adapts crushers to variations in feed conditions. Sandvik CH800i comes with a range of upgrades, including a 65% stronger main shaft, and top and bottom shells that are up to 50% stronger than previous models, offering more reliability and higher availability.“New, digital technologies will transform the way mines and quarries work. My Sandvik is the first major step in gaining insights into productivity and predictive maintenance that will drive our industry forward. It’s great to offer our customers a service that will truly make a difference to their profitability,” says Mats Dahlberg, Vice President Lifecycle Service Stationary Crushing and Screening, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.CH800i has bolted rather than welded top and bottom shell liners to reduce maintenance time and add greater safety. Since no welding is needed when changing liners, the process is up to 90% faster. “The new CH800i crusher system can be purchased as a completely new crusher, or you can choose a Sandvik Reborn solution, replacing an existing crusher for a new one and reutilises existing auxiliaries and infrastructure. This plug and play installation minimises disruption and maximises productivity, while offering up to 40% cost savings compared to a complete crusher system.” Sandvik adds: “Our service agreements provide customers with safer operations, low operating costs and long service life, unlocking the full potential of their crushing plant 365 days a year. It increases productivity by up to 10%.”last_img read more


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first_imgFOLLOWING ON FROM our checklist from yesterday, it’s now time to focus on the real issue: which smartphone you should buy.There are many quality smartphones out there, and all of them have their own strengths, features and quirks that separate them from the competition. There’s a smartphone for everyone, it’s just figuring out which one to get is the problem.We’ve put together a quick guide featuring some of the best high-range and mid range smartphones you can get in the market and the type of person they would be perfect for.For the casual userHTC One MiniCost: Free for bill pay, €339 for prepay4G enabled: YesMuch like Samsung’s effort, the HTC One Mini crams everything that’s great about the One and offers a phone that won’t break the bank. Its 4.3 inch screen provides a sharp display and it processes the majority of tasks well, despite the hardware not being as powerful.Despite its limitations, it holds its own and is both (relatively) cheap and very cheerful.(Image: HTC Press)Sony Xperia SPCost: Free for bill pay, €299 for prepay4G enabled: YesSony Xperia range tend to excel in the mid-range smartphone market and the SP is an excellent addition to the family. Great battery life and some impressive hardware means that it’s will serve you well.The only problem is that phone storage is quite small – it only has 8GB space – but buying a micro SD card will remedy this.(Video: Sony Xperia)For the teensiPhone 5CCost: Free on bill pay, €559 on prepay4G enabled: YesIt’s true that the iPhone 5S has the more fancier features, but the 5C is a better crafted phone. Effectively having the same specs as the iPhone 5, it’s a phone that’s very much aimed towards new users instead of current ones. Considering that the iPhone 5 is only a year old, it’s still holds up well when compared to current smartphones.If you’re a regular Apple user or have a lot of money to spend, go for the 5S, otherwise the 5C is definitely worth considering.(Image: AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)Samsung Galaxy S4 MiniCost: Free on bill pay, €339 for prepay4G enabled: YesAlternatively, you could opt for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Essentially a mid-range version of its more illustrious counterpart, the Mini is more compact but the things that makes the series great can be found here. It’s one of the more expensive mid-range phones out there, but what you get is well worth the money.(Image: Samsung)For the snap happy enthusiastNokia Lumia 1020Cost: Free on bill pay, €619 for prepay4G enabled: YesPicking the best camera phone is a tough decision as you could easily plump for the iPhone 5S and the Galaxy S IV in the list, but there are a number of great smartphone cameras out there. One of which is the Nokia Lumia 1020. It has a 41 megapixel camera means your photos are clear and crisp, and its Nokia Camera app allows for greater functionality.Probably its only drawback is that the time between booting up the camera app and snapping photos could prevent you from capturing split second moments, but that’s a very small price to pay for the quality of photos you’ll get. (Video: Nokia)Sony Xperia Z1Cost: Free on bill pay, €559 on prepay4G enabled: YesThe other alternative is the Sony Xperia Z1, which also provides detailed photos and a vast number of apps that add to the experience. It has a 20.7 megapixel camera meaning it doesn’t have the same raw capabilities as the Lumia 1020, but it still provides some sharp photos.Since it’s an Android phone, you can link it up to Google+, which has one of the best photo editing suites out there, despite the numerous criticisms aimed towards it. (Video: Sony Xperia)For the power userHTC OneCost: Free for bill pay, €569 for prepay4G enabled: YesHTC’s phones have always been good, but the HTC One is definitely one of its best. Combining both great design and hardware, it’s not as powerful as others phones on this list, but it performs well and skips through tasks with ease.A 4.7 inch screen and HD resolution means visuals are incredibly sharp, perfect for playing games or watching movies, and HTC Sense has been refined meaning there’s less bloatware, allowing you to focus on the important things.(Image: HTC Press)iPhone 5SCost: Free for bill pay, €699 for non-contract phone4G enabled: YesThe improvements to the latest iPhone may feel minor at first glance, but the 5S is more about refining everything that made previous versions so popular.Its raw power means that it will still be relevant two to three years down the line and its camera is one of the best out there – slow-mo video is something that new users will have a lot of fun with. The latest version of iOS 7 still feels rough around the edges, but that will improve over time.(Video: Apple)For the tech savvySamsung Galaxy S IVCost: Free for bill pay, €519 for prepay4G enabled: YesThere’s a very good reason why Samsung is one of the top smartphone providers in the world. The Galaxy S IV is one of the best all-round phones out there, with a great camera, powerful hardware and a 5 inch screen which strikes the right balance between size and functionality.Its design allows for a lot of customisation allowing you to make it as simple or complex as you wish and its battery life is also pretty good. (Video: Samsung Mobile)Nokia Lumia 925Cost: Free for bill pay, €539 for prepay4G enabled: NoAnother great all-rounder, the Lumia 925 is both fast and responsive. The battery is solid, its camera takes great shots and it provides one of the better Windows Phone experiences.There are some grievances such as apps taking a while to make their way over to Windows Phone, meaning you either have to rely on third-party apps while you wait, but if you don’t mind this, you will find a lot to like here.(Video: Nokia)For the grandparentsiPhone 4SCost: Free for bill pay, €379 for prepay4G enabled: NoIf you’re looking for something simple and cheap, the iPhone 4S is a great smartphone to begin with since iOS is one of the most straightforward platforms out there. It suffers from a few problems such as lag with iOS7, but it can keep up with the best of them.(Image: Chippycheeky)Nokia Lumia 625Cost: Free for bill pay, €169.99 for prepay4G enabled: YesIf you would like a phone that’s a little different, the Nokia Lumia 625 is another great phone to pick up. Like iOS, using Windows Phone is also very straightforward and the phone’s 4.7 inch display means you will have no trouble seeing what’s on screen.Good performance, decent battery life and 4G capabilities means it’s a phone worth considering.(Image: Nokia)Read: What you should consider before buying a smartphone >Read: 5 apps worth downloading this week – 7th Dec >last_img read more


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first_img 8,843 Views Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 9:00 PM Get our daily news round up: Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Orla Dwyer https://jrnl.ie/4794558 Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday Varadkar met Pence, a disco protest was held outside the Dáil and the UK Parliament came back – it’s the evening fix. Share1 Tweet Email 2 Comments Brexit protesters in Westminster, London. Source: Dominic LipinskiINTERNATIONAL#BREXIT: The UK House of Commons resumed earlier today and MPs are set to vote tonight on whether to debate a bill that would propose extending the 31 October Brexit deadline. Catch up on the day’s events on TheJournal.ie liveblog. #DORIAN: At least five people have died as result of Hurricane Dorian which has spurred mass evacuations on the US east coast. #ALABAMA: A 14-year-old boy shot and killed all five members of his family in the US state before calling police and confessing to the crime. #FICTION: Six authors have been shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize for Fiction. PARTING SHOTIf Brexit news is getting you down…A lawyer in Germany finally won €1 million on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? after spending 15 years re-enacting the TV show in his house.Jan Stroh had been rehearsing for his big moment in a reconstructed version of the German studio of the show in his basement, with palm trees, victory glitter, sound effects and all. “The fact that I have spent almost 16 years re-enacting the show on my own quiz stage, complete with all the buzzer and bell sound effects, certainly gave me an advantage,” he told German newspaper Bild.  Stroh said he will use the winnings to buy a new suit, go on a holiday to Australia, donate money to charity and give his replica studio a makeover.  NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news.IRELAND Disco protest outside the Dáil Source: Rollingnews.ieTaoiseach Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met with US Vice President Mike Pence, who said Ireland and the EU should negotiate “in good faith” with Boris Johnson over Brexit. A ‘disco’ protest was held outside the Dáil to go against the visit. Speaking of Johnson, he is set to meet with Varadkar in Dublin on Monday to discuss agri food issues and the all-island economy. Dawn Meats has been granted leave of the High Court to serve copies of motions seeking to attach and commit to prison 18 protesters at two of its beef plants for breach of court orders. A HSE watchdog has criticised the health service for denying people with disabilities a role in the decisions made about their care. An activist group said that it would be a “very regrettable decision” to not publish the report into the legality of the Public Services Card. Gardaí have issued an appeal for missing teenager Leanne Cawley from Co Laois. A week after the murder of 29-year-old Keith Branigan in a caravan park in Co Louth, gardaí have renewed their appeal for information. There has been a call for mourners to attend the Dublin funeral of an elderly Irish man who died alone in the UK earlier this summer.  Sep 3rd 2019, 9:00 PM Short URLlast_img read more


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first_imgDimitris Gogos, the founding publisher of Neos Kosmos, Australia’s largest Greek media outlet, died on Monday, 20 May. Dimitris (Takis) Gogos followed, like many of our elders, that great wave of post-War migration, now crossing River Acheron.Born on 13 February, 1931, on the island of Chios, Gogos’ parents were refugees from Asia Minor. He immigrated to Melbourne in 1950 and worked at General Motors Holden and other jobs before turning exclusively to his trade and passion, journalism. Dimitris founded Melbourne’s Neos Kosmos newspaper at the age of 26 in 1957, alongside his partner Nondas Pezaros and Christos Mourikis who joined later. It is important to note that many progressive Greek Australians who fought for the rights of migrants  initially assisted  Neos Kosmos.Over the last ten years dementia reaped its cruel reward on Dimitris. It harvested the best from an intelligent, entrepreneurial, cosmopolitan, progressive and witty mind. If not for the disease Dimitris, who had ink running through his veins, would be in his office to his final day, scanning newspapers and reading every report in Neos Kosmos.Regardless of the miasma of dementia clouding Dimitris’ mind, he was always confident that he was loved. His family loved him deeply, as did his long term carer and dear friend, Mark, who developed a special bond during his final years.Dimitris also felt the love of his editors, journalists, Neos Kosmos staff, friends and the Greek community. Sotiris Hatzimanolis, the paper’s editor-in-chief with forty years at the paper, stood by Dimitris and emerged as one of his close friends and confidants.READ MORE: Farewell Dimitri Gogos: Obituary for a great publisher that the NK family will missDimitris led a good life. As Aristotle would have it, he did what was ‘good for most’. Dimitris was at the rudder of key struggles and lobbied for the Greek community relentlessly. At the same time, he was a staunch advocate for multiculturalism. Dimitris fought racism, social and economic injustice, yet never lost his human touch and great sense of humour.Many policies adopted by Labor and Liberal governments found their first outing in the pages of Neos Kosmos.Dimitris knew that the hundreds of thousands of Greeks that abandoned their cities and villages, leaving behind post war political uncertainty and poverty had a thirst for a good newspaper. Greeks in factories, those pouring concrete and bitumen, labouring on farms, sweating over deep fryers, running restaurants all needed independent journalism and balanced comment. They knew that Neos Kosmos was the conduit for their voices. Now their children many of them professionals, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, artists and writers still look to Neos Kosmos as do their children in their teens and twenties.Dimitris’ input in the foundation of festivals such as the Lonsdale Street Greek Festival, ensured progressive Greek culture continues to flourish.The resilience and growth of Neos Kosmos was at the core of Dimitris Gogos’ vision. Neos Kosmos’ ability to respond to social, political, and technological changes was born of Dimitris’ restless and relentless craving for the new. Over forty years ago he introduced the first English language supplement, which is now a stand-alone paper and Australia’s leading online media publication in Greek and English.READ MORE: South Melbourne FC to pay special tribute to Neos Kosmos founder, Dimitri Gogos in Sunday’s matchDimitris’ son, Christopher, who has held the reigns of Neos Kosmos since the turn of the century, has stewarded the growth and modernisation of the paper by augmenting its online presence. Journalistic independence, a search for balance and truth, as well as a love of social, economic progress, and cultural openness, underscore the Neos Kosmos ethos and they were at the core of Dimitris’ legacy.Dimitris Gogos was a pioneer, journalist, publisher, and always a great bon vivant. All will miss him. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


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first_imgComportement alimentaire : légiférer pour éloigner les fast-foods des écoles ?France – Un député vient de déposer à l’Assemblée nationale un texte visant à interdire la présence de fast-foods à proximité des établissements scolaires. Réticence des nutritionnistes quant au principe. Débattue actuellement à l’Assemblée, la loi de modernisation de l’agriculture pourrait inclure un amendement soumis par le député Nouveau Centre Philippe Folliot, interdisant la présence d’établissements de restauration rapide dans un rayon de 200 mètres autour des écoles, collèges ou lycées. À l’instar des sex-shops, même les fast-foods présents avant la construction d’une école seraient concernés par cette mesure. Mesure essentiellement symbolique ? Si les nutritionnistes s’accordent à associer hamburgers et risques d’obésité chez les jeunes, ils émettent toutefois quelques doutes sur ce projet. Pour le Pr Cohen, si les fast-foods usent d’un marketing “pernicieux” vis-à-vis des jeunes et utilisent, par exemple, 18% d’acides gras trans (AGT) néfastes dans leurs frites, d’autres magasins proposent des produits tout aussi peu diététiques, sans être visés par cette loi. Le Dr Fricker, quant à lui, souligne la résistance que la corporation de ces restaurateurs opposera, et préconise plutôt un “gentlemen agreement”, les incitant à proposer aux ados des menus alternatifs, plus équilibrés et complets, mais tout aussi attractifs.        Le 30 juin 2010 à 13:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more


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first_img Back in the days of geek prehistory, a T-shirt was a signal to the world around you that you cared about your nerdy pursuits enough to fly them like a flag. Companies like Graphitti Designs contracted with movie studios and comics publishers to create shirts with our favorite characters and sold them up on the walls of comic book stores and through mail-order.The computer revolution has enabled the T-shirt world to become something totally new – affordable production and distribution means that shirts can be printed in small quantities and sold anywhere in the world. Starting with Threadless, dozens of companies popped up letting artists and designers show their stuff. It’s a better time than ever to be a geek fashionista, and if you’re looking to expand your wardrobe we’re going to help you out every week… on T-Shirt Tuesday.This week: Celebrate The Shape Of Water‘s Oscar win with shirts sourced from Guillermo Del Toro’s filmic oeuvre.Eye ProteinAlthough his work is uniformly visually gorgeous, Guillermo Del Toro bristles at the description “eye candy.” Instead, he prefers “eye protein” – where every element you see on screen has a point and a purpose, with the beauty and intensity serving the story. Unlike candy, which is empty calories, protein builds you up. Designer therealfilmguy pays tribute to this maxim on this striking shirt.$20, buy it here.The Shape Of WaterThe fishman has always been the also-ran of the Universal monsters, a captivating visual design who never got a plot that lived up to his looks. Leave it to Guillermo Del Toro to rehabilitate the aquatic lady-napper into a touching and unique romantic hero with The Shape Of Water. It was exactly the kind of left-field move the director has become known for. Artist atizadorgris gives us a deftly painted shot of the merman’s head peeking out from above his watery home.$20, buy it here.Pan’s LabyrinthDel Toro’s films are rife with symbolism, making them an awesome canvas for T-shirt artists to riff off of. This dense and thorny painting by spaceboycomics takes Pan’s Labyrinth, Del Toro’s tale of a young girl in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War who finds a mysterious maze inhabited by creatures fair and foul. This level of artistry is rare in the T-shirt world and the shirt is an absolute conversation piece.$20, buy it here.Angel Of DeathThe Hellboy films established Del Toro as a commercial powerhouse who could run a franchise, but even in them the director’s fevered imagination shone through. One of the most enduring creations in the series came in the second installment with the introduction of the Angel of Death, a terrifying beast inspired by a fresco in a Mexican church depicting a holy archangel with eyes on each feather of his wings. Artist AndreusD fuses that with the original Batman logo to create a very creepy shirt.$20, buy it here.Love In The TankThe thing that pushed The Shape Of Water all the way to the Oscars is how it fused Del Toro’s endless visual inventiveness with a script that somehow transformed the unnatural into something we can all relate to and feel for. Sally Hawkins’ performance as mute Elisa accomplishes so much without a single word, giving depth and meaning to her strange relationship. Artist inkpocket gives us a T-shirt that leans in hard on the sweetness.$20, buy it here.Dear MemoDid you know that “Memo” is a traditional nickname for “Guillermo?” Don’t say we never teach you anything. Del Toro’s body of work is one of the most thematically consistent in Hollywood – you can recognize one of his films from the first frame. Artist Liaartemisa is a huge fan and worked characters and symbols from almost his entire filmography into this delicate and clever portrait.$20, buy it here.Kaiju AnatomyThe Oscar victory of The Shape Of Water vindicated what Guillermo Del Toro has been saying all along – genre films can be just as rich and emotionally complex as serious dramas, if played right. They can also just be big dumb fun, as Pacific Rim demonstrates. It’s nice to blow off a little steam and just smash giant robots and undersea monsters into each other, and AdamWorks gives us a cool cutaway drawing of what’s going on inside the film’s massive kaiju.$20, buy it here.My Neighbor Del ToroOne of the more absurd mash-up shirts we’ve ever featured on this site, creator ArtOfOne gives us a Studio Ghibli / Hellboy combination that’s both hilarious and weirdly cute. Casting Guillermo Del Toro as Miyazaki’s rotund forest sprite is a stroke of bizarre genius, but we’re a little worried as to what the catbus is going to look like when it finally comes. I don’t think I’d ride that thing.$20, buy it here.Dixie Doug PiesSomething we’ll always love about geek culture is our amazing attention to detail. Notice that the logo of the pie shop in The Shape Of Water is really awesome? Some enterprising artist like Jinigo Design will find a way to perfectly replicate it and put it on a T-shirt so you can show your true fandom. Looking at this thing makes me want a piece of pie or three.$20, buy it here.Faun’s NouveauLove the graphical intensity of this shirt by designer Rookie – it’s reminiscent of Mike Mignola, the artist behind Hellboy, in its sturdy use of blacks and limited color palette, but also has a style all its own. Pan’s Labyrinth is one of Del Toro’s most personal films, and the creatures in it seem like they sprung fully-formed from his skull like tulpas.$20, buy it here.Beware Of Crimson PeakWe weren’t 100% sure what to make of Crimson Peak, Del Toro’s venture into gothic romance. Sure, it oozed atmosphere and boasted some fine performances, but it also felt oddly dated – the fact that Del Toro wrote the script decades ago probably didn’t help. We can’t deny that the movie overflowed with striking visuals, though, and artist Fra3guitars delivers a scratchy, chilling take on one of the ghosts in this shirt.$20, buy it here.Kaiju WarningFrom below the Pacific Ocean they come, ready to destroy all of the monuments of Man’s civilization. What motivates the marauding kaiju in Pacific Rim remains a mystery, but when they show their heads you’d better run for cover. Artist MindsparkCreative delivers a slick take on the graphics of the film, letting innocent bystanders know that the Jaegers are about to go to work and smash some beasts.$20, buy it here. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. T-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Monster Hunter ShirtsT-Shirt Tuesday: The Best Gundam Shirts center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more


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first_imgAccording to St. Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick it would be wrong to punish clubs for the misconduct of a couple fans in the stadiumScottish Premier League club St. Mirren chief executive Tony Fitzpatrick thinks hooliganism is very bad, but also very difficult to stop.Player Alfredo Morelos was struck by an object in the 2-0 Rangers win in Paisley.“In football, it’s very hard to stop,” Fitzpatrick told BBC Scotland.“We had nearly 7,000 people here on Saturday and you’ve got one or two idiots out of that number.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“How can you punish a club?” he asked.“It’s a problem for wider society. We need to look at how young people are being brought up.”“It’s starting to creep back in and it’s unacceptable,” he commented.“It’s in police hands now. There were a couple of coins thrown, not just at Alfredo Morelos, there was another incident where a coin was thrown at one of our players as well.”last_img read more


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first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 04 MaY 2015 – On the heels of debate in the House of Assembly on a battery of Family laws finally reaching the halls of Parliament, media reports reveal that child abuse cases are still vexing with over two dozen crimes of a sexual nature against children. While numbers were down in child abuse offenses for last year; the Department of Social Services still held a parents’ workshop aimed at giving families the clues to detecting abuse. The Department of Social Services says in the past four years, crime reports expose that the abuse tends to fluctuate around 30 reports a year… but in 2013 that number surged to 39; higher than the number of reports for 2012 which were at 28. These types of cases are often left off of the annual police crime statistics report due to the so called sensitive nature of the offenses, but Social Services confirms that in 2012, there were three cases of cruelty to juvenile, one case of incest, nine indecent assault reports, three reports of rape and even one report of kidnapping. While 2013 saw four reports of buggery, six cases of cruelty to juvenile, 11 cases of indecent assault, one case of indecent assault on a male, two rapes and 15 cases of unlawful carnal knowledge. Related Items:child abuse, social services Child whose parents were jailed for alleged abuse needs homelast_img read more


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first_imgOAKLAND PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have arrested two men in connection to a string of car burglaries in Oakland Park.According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Alexander Barnum and Izell Jeff were captured on surveillance video walking down the street and breaking into vehicles near Northwest 19th Avenue and 44th Street, Tuesday morning.Detectives tracked down the suspects and took them into custody, later on Tuesday.One of the victims, Joe Johnson, believes Barnum and Jeff are the same thieves that stole his gun from his car, last year. “You feel violated. You own a house, $200,000 or $300,000 that you save, and you shouldn’t have to worry about these things,” he said.Barnum and Jeff are facing burglary charges. Jeff has since bonded out of jail.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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first_imgLast year, after the FTC released native advertising guidelines, an alarming amount of publishers were found to be noncompliant. According to ad sales intelligence platform, MediaRadar, in December 2015, 70% of digital publishers needed to modify their current native advertising based on the guidelines.  Native continues to see explosive growth. Demand for native is up 262% in the last 19 months according to MediaRadar. This shows how quickly publishers were able to pivot ad offerings to leverage this high-CPM ad unit.  Ad Position Matters. Location of an ad’s acknowledgement should be at the top left corner of a native ad (today they’re usually identified at the bottom). The disclosure for ads and commercial content should appear near the ad’s focal point and headline.  For more on native, see Six Things We Know About Native Advertising. Disclose Advertising. When the promoted or sponsored content mimics a website’s look-and-feel, a disclosure is necessary. Readers need to know what content was influenced or paid for by advertisers. Of all of the points in the FTC guidelines, this is emphasized the most.  Use Precise Language. The FTC is explicit that words like “presented by” or “promoted by” are not sufficient notice. Instead use words like “Paid by” or “Advertiser.”  Video or Sound. Video and sound ads are more complex, since it’s typically a two part ad consisting of a thumbnail preview and full-size ad. Publishers are not allowed to use “deceptive door openers” to induce consumers to click an unidentified thumbnail. When a reader clicks on a native ad or video, they should not be surprised to arrive at the brand’s site. In cases where a thumbnail opens to a pop-up or full page, a disclosure is needed on both the thumbnail and pop-up. Audio disclosure must be in a sufficient volume and cadence, so consumers can hear and comprehend it. Visual disclosure must be on the screen long enough to be noticed or recognized.  Initially, publishers were wary of FTC native enforcement. But in March 2016, the FTC settled the first native advertising case against retailer Lord & Taylor for not disclosing a native article in Nylon and sponsored posts by Instagram influencers for a Lord & Taylor dress which quickly sold out. For each FTC native violation, the penalty is up to $16,000.  Publishers realized they needed to modify ad formats to reflect the new guidelines. In October 2016, MediaRadar found that 61% of the sites reviewed are now native compliant. This represents an increase of 119% from December of 2015. Although that still leaves a significant gap of sites that aren’t labeling sponsored content. Include Advertiser Logo. Include the advertiser’s logo in all native advertising. This reinforces to the reader that this is a paid placement, not regular editorial. Example: Forbes does an excellent job of this in their Brand Voice program.  List the Author. For native stories or articles, the publishers should clearly identify the advertiser as the article’s author. Disclosure should be placed under the headline. Some companies have been creative with listing the author’s credit. Here’s a compliant example in BuzzFeed’s “15 Things You Didn’t Know About 15 Captains, Commanders And Conquerors” the author is listed as Captain Morgan.  Native Ads Need Separation from Editorial. Native ads should feature a prominent border to distinguish an ad from editorial content. Another solution, is to have background shading to create emphasis for native. We see a huge portion of native ads today that have no border at all. As a reminder, here are the seven FTC guidelines: Using the words “sponsored” or “sponsor” remains the most popular way to label native advertising at a whopping 74%, compared to other common terms such as “promoted,” “presented by” or “partner content.” And placement for disclosure is now above fold and prominent with 68% of native ads labeled above the ad or article.  Interestingly, 14% of the websites reviewed, label native in more than one way throughout the site. And more surprisingly, five percent of websites reviewed still do not identify native content at all.last_img read more