Another Bulker Handed Over to GOGL

first_imgzoom Dry bulk shipping company Golden Ocean Group Limited (GOGL) has taken delivery of one more secondhand bulker bought in March this year within a 16-vessel deal.The ship in question is the 81,500 dwt Q Ioanari which will now be renamed Golden Ioanari.Q Ioanari was built at South Korean Hyundai Mipo shipyard in 2011. Its market value currently stands at USD 19.47 million, VesselsValue’s data shows.Of the 16 vessels acquired, 14 were bought from subsidiaries of Quintana Shipping, and two ice class Panamax vessels from subsidiaries of Seatankers, an affiliate of Hemen Holding, the company’s largest shareholder. Under the terms of the agreement, the company would issue in aggregate 17.8 million consideration shares and assume debt of USD 285.2 million.Golden Ocean said it has issued 1.3 million consideration shares to Quintana Shipping and associated companies in exchange for the vessel.Following this transaction, the company’s issued share capital is USD 6,116,149.1 divided into 122,322,992 issued shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.05.Q Ioanari is the seventh bulker from the batch delivered to the company so far. Earlier this week, Q Myrtalia and Q Shea were handed over to GOGL. Additionally, Q Kennedy and Q Amreen joined the company’s fleet in early May. Last month, Q Sue and Q Kaki were also delivered to GOGL.last_img read more

Fortified Arctic infrastructure needed in face of climate change study

first_imgA detailed study of climate change and the North suggests the impact on roads and other infrastructure will be even more severe than anticipated.John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan says projections in the newly published paper are the most precise ever made.He says they show significant threats to crucial links such as the Dempster Highway, the only road from southern Canada to the Arctic coast.The study predicts that by the end of the century, temperatures will have risen by six degrees, permafrost will retreat or disappear and flood-causing stream flows will almost double.Pomeroy says the findings show that any new infrastructure in the North will have to be reinforced and redesigned to withstand the impacts of climate change.Last year, the federal government promised $570 million over 10 years to build new roads and for other community projects.Pomeroy says his research group will soon release projections for other parts of Canada.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Pearl Jams Mike McCready to Be Honored at 2018 MusiCares Concert for

first_imgThe MusiCares Foundation, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator, announced today that the 2018 MusiCares Concert For Recovery will honor GRAMMY winner Mike McCready of Pearl Jam on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at The Showbox in Seattle (1426 1st Ave.).McCready will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his significant dedication to and support of MusiCares and his commitment to helping others in the addiction recovery process. The Concert For Recovery will feature performances by Latin GRAMMY winner Barrett Martin, GRAMMY winner Slash, multi-GRAMMY winner Chad Smith; and artists Duff McKagan, Mike Ness, and Heart’s Nancy Wilson. The evening will close with a special performance by McCready and friends.The event, presented by Amazon Music, will benefit MusiCares, an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy with an outstanding four-star rating from Charity Navigator. MusiCares ensures music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical, and personal need and it provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery resources.Ticket Information:Tickets range from $250 for Highboy Individual Cabaret seating to $5,000 for Platinum Prime Cabaret floor seating for four. All tickets will include a buffet. For more information, contact Wynnie Wynn at or at 310.581.8659, or visit the ticket form here.Auction Information:In addition, a one-of-a-kind Nixon Chris Cornell Sentry timepiece that is touring to Nixon’s flagship retail locations in London and Paris in the spring of 2018, will be auctioned off live at the Concert For Recovery.“Recovery is a journey that you take each day, and mine has been affirming from a musical standpoint and a community perspective,” said McCready. “To be able to raise funds for MusiCares and the critical addiction recovery work they do for music people across the country all year long is humbling, and it speaks to the way we can come together to help those in need.”An active member in the music community, McCready has also been a member of Levee Walkers, Mad Season, the Rockfords, and Temple Of The Dog. Additionally, McCready plays with friends in Flight To Mars, a UFO tribute band that hosts charity events for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Camp Oasis program and the Jennifer Jaff Care Line. When not performing live, McCready scores TV and film projects which include Fat Kid Rules The World, “Fringe,” The Glamour & The Squalor, “Hawaii Five-O,” Horrible Bosses, “Shameless,” and We Bought A Zoo.In 2013, McCready founded HockeyTalkter Records, a small vinyl record label and media outlet specializing in limited edition seven-inch singles with releases from Star Anna, Brandi Carlile, Danny Newcomb, Stereo Embers, and Thunderpussy.The MusiCares Foundation offers health and human services and programs to members of the music community, including emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent, utilities, and car payments; medical expenses, including doctor, dentist and hospital bills; and treatment for HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, hepatitis C, and other critical illnesses. MusiCares offers nationwide educational workshops covering a variety of subjects, including financial, legal, medical, and substance abuse issues, and programs in collaboration with health care professionals that provide services such as flu shots, hearing tests and medical/dental screenings. MusiCares provides access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. Staffed by qualified chemical dependency and intervention specialists, MusiCares offers Safe Harbor Room support, sponsored in part by the Bohemian Foundation, to provide a network to those in recovery while they are participating in the production of televised music shows and other major music events. MusiCares holds weekly addiction support groups for people to discuss how to best cope with the issues surrounding the recovery process. The MusiCares Sober Touring Network is a database of individuals across the United States who can take music people to recovery support meetings while on the road.last_img read more

UNP backs LLRC report

The United National Party (UNP) has backed the implementation of the recommendations in the final report of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC).UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told reporters today that the UNP will give its fullest support to the government when implementing the recommendations. He said that the UNP position on the LLRC report has been consistent and he urged the government to also maintain consistency on the subject. Attanayake however questioned de Silva’s statement as he himself had last year praised the report when it was submitted in parliament. Government Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva had said yesterday that the government will not fully implement the LLRC recommendations as it had gone beyond its mandate in some instances.

Maine City Council bars Alberta crude

Residents of a small U.S. city are celebrating what they see as a major victory in stopping Alberta crude oil from being shipped through their shores. South Portland, Maine, saw a 6-1 council vote Monday night to block a tar sands terminal from being built at its port. Those pushing for the ban raised concerns that tar sands oil is difficult to clean if spilled and dangerous to ship.Their vote to ban the transfer of crude oil onto ocean tankers would essentially block any attempt to reverse the flow of the pipeline and pump oil into Maine. Community advocate Mary-Jane Ferrier with Protect South Portland, said it was an historic vote that shows money won’t always buy community support. “It’s a signal that that’s no longer business-as-usual for them. Ordinarily citizens working together can call them to account,” said Ferrier. South Portland Mayor Jerry Jalbert said they now expect to see a lengthy court battle with oil companies. This is one of several communities independently fighting against the expansion in the North American oil sector, including a community in Nebraska which is now suing its governor in an attempt to stop plans for the Keystone XL pipeline. by News Staff Posted Jul 22, 2014 1:13 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Maine City Council bars Alberta crude read more

Egypt UN concerned about rising violence against female protesters

“UN Women is deeply disturbed by the gravity of recent attacks against women, including the reports of sexual assault, many of which occurred in the same Tahrir Square in which women rallied to contribute to a better future for their country,” the Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Michelle Bachelet, said in a statement. Some 25 women were reportedly sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo in demonstrations in recent days, in some cases with extraordinary violence, according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). High Commissioner Navi Pillay deplored the attacks and the fact that authorities have failed to prevent them or bring the perpetrators to justice.According to reports, tens of thousands of people took part in the demonstrations against President Mohammed Morsi, two years after mass protests toppled then President Hosni Mubarak and led to a transition period in the country. Dozens of people were reportedly killed in the latest wave of protests and more than 1,000 injured. The violence spurred Mr. Morsi to declare a 30-day state of emergency and curfew in Ismailia, Suez and Port Said districts.In her statement today, Ms. Bachelet urged Egyptian leaders to put in place the legislation and mechanisms that ensure the protection of women and children, and to promote human rights for all.“As a vibrant force in civil society, women continue to press for their rights, equal participation in decision-making, and the upholding of the principles of the revolution by the highest levels of leadership in Egypt.” read more

Niagara culture celebrated at book launch

Joan Nicks, centre, applauds the contributors of Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture at a book launch June 21. Contributors include, from left, Mary Williamson, Dan Malleck, Laura Wiebe Taylor, Nick Baxter-Moore, Norman Ball, Russell Johnston and Phillip Gordon Mackintosh.Niagara’s popular culture was in the spotlight this week with a new book outlining how life is lived in our unique region.Editors Barry Keith Grant and Joan Nicks launched Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture on June 21 in Pond Inlet. The book examines local topics such as bicycle parades and war memorials, cooking and wine culture, movie-going, music stores, tourist sites and blackface minstrel shows aimed at tourists in Niagara Falls until the 1950s.Barry Grant and Joan Nicks with Covering Niagara“This is years of work coming to fruition,” Grant, a professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, told the audience.The book features more than a dozen contributors, many who were introduced at the launch by Nicks, an adjunct professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film.Work on Covering Niagara began in 2002 with a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. The project is a landmark in terms of how Brock has evolved to become more focused on research, said David Siegel, Political Science professor and then-Dean of Social Sciences.The study of popular culture is important because it encompasses what people do in their everyday lives, said Thomas Dunk, Dean of Social Sciences. The study of it “is one of the areas where we can rightly say we’re a leader in Canada.”Wilfred Laurier Press published the book.Links:• Laurier Press — Covering Niagara• Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture: read more

Ohio State womens volleyball sweeps threegame DC Koehl Classic

Then-sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe (10) celebrates during a game against Penn State on Oct. 31, 2014. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team began its 2015 home schedule on Labor Day weekend with a trio of wins to take first place in the 10th annual Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic at St. John Arena.OSU (5-1) topped Northern Iowa (3-3) and Florida State (3-3) in a doubleheader on Saturday before beating the Seminoles for a second time on Sunday.A proficient .387 attack percentage helped OSU capture its second win of the weekend over No. 14 Florida State in four sets (25-19, 18-25, 25-13, 25-21).Middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe led her team with 19 points, by way of 15 kills, five blocks (one solo) and an ace. After being named to her second consecutive all-tournament team, the junior said her confidence is high; both in herself and in her team. “(We’re) ready to show what we’ve got and I’m really looking forward to these upcoming weekends,” Sandbothe said. “I think people should look out for the Buckeyes.”Senior outside hitter Elizabeth Campbell, who now is in her second season with OSU after transferring from Duke, led the team with 16 kills and also blocked four shots.Both OSU setters were used heavily, as freshman Taylor Hughes assisted on 24 Buckeye points and senior Emily Ruetter added 21 helpers.In the second game of the tournament, OSU won a back-and-forth match against No. 14 Florida State in five sets (21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-19, 15-11).The story of the game for both teams was defense. OSU held the Seminoles to a .102 attack percentage and tallied 14 blocks. The Buckeyes were held to a .110 attack percentage and had 15.5 shots blocked.A big reason for the defensive success of OSU was libero Valeria León, who had 32 digs, the fourth-highest single-game total in school history and a personal best for the junior from Puerto Rico.“It’s easy when my teammates around me are doing their jobs,” León said. “So I just do whatever I can to win the games. Our team is doing a really good job and I’m just trying to do my part.”Sandbothe came up big for the Buckeyes’ defense as well, with seven blocks (three solo). She added 17 kills and two aces to lead the Buckeyes with 24 points.Campbell and Hughes contributed to the win with double-doubles.Campbell, who also broke the 20-point mark, had 20 kills and 11 digs to go along with three blocks (one solo).Hughes had 42 assists and 13 digs, providing the OSU offense with a spark after entering the game in the middle of the first set with her team struggling. The freshman also added four kills, four blocks and two aces.Before handling Florida State twice, OSU swept its first match of the weekend against Northern Illinois (25-21, 25-18, 25-14) and never trailed in the first or third set.The Buckeyes did trail for most of the second frame but mounted an impressive comeback. With Northern Illinois up 17-14, OSU went on an 11-1 run to take the set.Senior outside hitter Katie Mitchell helped to lead the Buckeyes, racking up 13 kills at a .250 attack percentage. Sandbothe had an efficient showing with 10 kills on a .625 attack percentage and three blocks.In her first game in St. John Arena, the Texas Tech transfer Ruetter had 30 assists, seven digs and four blocks.Sandbothe was named the tournament MVP thanks to her team-leading 55 points on 42 kills, 16 blocks and three aces. Campbell (45 kills, 25 digs) and León (58 digs) were also named to the all-tournament team.Sandbothe said she was proud of her team’s performance, but feels they have even more to show moving forward.“I think that we had a lot to prove today and we think we have a lot to still prove, but I was really proud of the way we came out and the heart we had and showed,” she said. “And winning MVP, having the greatest teammates, the greatest support staff, is really, really special.”OSU is set to head back out on the road next weekend as they take part in the Blackbird Invitational in Brooklyn, New York. The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on host LIU Brooklyn at 7 p.m. on Friday, followed by matches against Syracuse at 10 a.m. and Arizona at 5 p.m., on Saturday. read more

Trafalgar Square vigil in honour of London terror attack victims

first_imgAmanda Goodhugh, who works at St Thomas’s Hospital, where two of the victims were taken on Wednesday, sat on the edge of one of the fountains and cried, her face in her hands.She told the Telegraph she had been overcome with emotion watching people come together in solidarity. “People’s positive response is what is making me so emotional,” she said. “That, and the staff at my hospital who ran out into the road yesterday to help. That is what healthcare in this country is all about.” When Londoners came together in Trafalgar Square last night to light candles and pay their respects to the four innocent people who lost their lives on Wednesday in the London attacks, their message was just as clear: “We are still not afraid”.After Wednesday’s events, there was a determination throughout the city to carry on in the face of it all. The mood at Trafalgar Square was sombre but defiant, as people of all ages and backgrounds stood together, many of them Muslims holding up signs saying: “Love for all, hatred for none”. “Our response to this attack on our city, on our way of life, our shared values, shows the world what it means to be a Londoner.”The crowd fell quiet as a minute’s silence was observed in honour of the victims. Many bowed their heads, while others clung to each other for comfort. As the silence lifted, people began lighting candles and placing them in boxes filled with sand. Soon, the faces of people all over the square were lit with candlelight. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. As the bells of St Martin in the Fields chimed 6pm, a hush fell over the crowd  In the hours after the London bombings of July 7 2005, a website was created for people to air their defiance in the face of the day’s terrible tragedy.It was called: “We’re not afraid!” and in a time before hashtags, it was a way for people to express their resolution not to be cowed by terror. Their message was simple: they would not be brought down by the events of that awful day. The respectful hush in the square was broken only by applause, as the Home Secretary praised PC Keith Palmer. “He was courageous, he was brave and he was also doing his duty,” she said. “It reminded us of how we are all connected.”  London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke at the vigilCredit:Eddie Mulholland for the Telegraph  London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke at the vigil Standing on the steps in front of the National Portrait Gallery, faith leaders joined Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Acting Met Commissioner Craig Mackey and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Three large candles in glass hurricane lanterns sat before them. As the bells of St Martin in the Fields chimed 6pm, a hush fell over the crowd Credit:Eddie Mulholland for The Telegraph Among those who came to pay their respects was Jess Okpere, whose teacher Aysha Frade lost her life on Westminster bridge.Carrying a bunch of daffodils and clearly very emotional, the 18-year-old told the Daily Telegraph: “I cried this morning when I found out. I’ve had a very long day filled with a lot of tears. I’m here to show that we’re not going to let these people win.” In an impassioned address, Ms Rudd said: “The terrorists will not defeat us, we will defeat them.”Sadiq Khan spoke of how Londoners had come together in the aftermath of the attack. He said: “London is a great city full of amazing people from all backgrounds, and when Londoners face adversity, we always pull together.last_img read more

Opinion Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change

first_img 13 Comments Opinion: ‘Sometimes it just takes a little moment of courage to change your life forever’ ‘One day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it,’ writes Paralympian Ellen Keane. Friday 19 Apr 2019, 7:00 AM Apr 19th 2019, 7:01 AM Share Tweet Email 48,749 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Another important moment in my life was when my dad got in touch with the mother of a Paralympian with the same impairment as me. I was invited to an annual disability competition, where I was initiated into the fast-paced world of para-sport.At my first event, I won four silver medals which gave me the confidence and courage needed to push on and pursue a career as a para-athlete.After my first taste of success, I was hooked. I joined a regular able-bodied swimming club and trained just as hard as anyone. I loved competing and I loved the control it gave me.For the first time in my life, I was interacting with people who had the same disability as me at the para events that I was competing at.I’d never really met anyone like me before and suddenly I was meeting people just like me all over the world. Paralympics At the Beijing Paralympics in 2008, I got a real sense of community. I was only 13 at the time, but I wasn’t treated any differently. I was just another athlete.We were all there for the exact same reason, to compete as hard as we could. That’s what the Paralympics is all about.That year I came sixth in the 100m breaststroke and became Ireland’s youngest-ever athlete to compete at the Paralympic Games.After my time in China, the return to normality was a bit of a shock. My life was now divided in two. There was my life as a Paralympian, representing Ireland at an international level, and there was my life as a teenager in secondary school.Afterwards, it was hard to adjust to normal life, as at peak training periods I would rise at 4.15am to make it to the poolside for 4.45am.I would train for two hours before getting my school bag and heading to class. After the final bell rang, I would return to the water for another two hours of training.But swimming has taught me how to schedule, how to plan and how to communicate. It has also given me the courage and fearlessness to be proud of my own body.At 17, I competed in the 2012 London Paralympic games, making three finals. At 21, I went to the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, where I won a bronze medal in the 100m breaststroke final for Ireland.I could see that I was improving year on year, which is what every athlete strives for. It all culminated in me winning my European gold medal in 2018.Last August, I competed at the 2018 Allianz Para European Swimming Championships in Dublin, where I won my first gold medal at the highest level on home ground. This was an important moment in my career. Now, aged 23, I am a final year student at TU Dublin, where I am studying Culinary Entrepreneurship. Once I have my degree, I want to become a broadcaster.One of the reasons I became so insecure about my arm is because there was nobody in the media like me. I want to be seen and be someone others can relate to. WHEN I WAS born my parents didn’t know I was going to be disabled – and they always treated me the same as everyone else.I learned to swim with my brothers and sister in the local pool. I loved swimming and l lost myself in the water.I was born missing the lower half of my left arm – something I found difficult to come to terms with once I noticed how much people stared at me.However, swimming was my escape. I became so focused on the sport and it helped shape me into the resilient person I am today.I started to wear long sleeves to hide my arm as I was ashamed and embarrassed by all the staring and I didn’t want to stand out.Then one day I realised I didn’t want to hide my arm anymore. I didn’t want to be ashamed of my body. I wanted to embrace it. If people were going to stare, I would give them something to stare at. My first step was to stop wearing long sleeves.That small moment of courage would change everything for me. Short URL Ellen Keane By Ellen Keane Since filming my first moment of courage for Allianz’s We Cover Courage campaign, I have met lots of girls and boys facing these challenges – and they thank me.It is amazing, and humbling, to see these kids take their little moments of courage and start to build to something life-changing.Ellen Keane is a Paralympic Swimmer and Allianz Ireland Brand Ambassador. last_img read more

A Very Woggy Christmas

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Comedian George Kapiniaris will bring his own version of Christmas cheer to the Melbourne stage next week, in A Very Woggy Christmas.The show, which has been running at the Comedy Lounge in Melbourne for around a decade, “promises to be as politically incorrect as last year”.Kapiniaris, whose credits include Acropolis Now and Wogs out of Work, said the event was a Christmas favourite among comedy audiences.“People love it, it’s very popular, it sells out every year and it’s been a great success,” he said.He said the line-up, which includes Anthony Salame, Tahir and Gab Rossi, was particularly impressive. “They’re great boys and I’m really looking forward to working with them,” he said.A Very Woggy Christmas is also doing shows at the Sydney Comedy Store, but Kapiniaris isn’t on the list.At the Comic’s Lounge, 26 Errol Street, North Melbourne, 15-19 December, $50 including dinner, dinner starts at 7pm.Sydney Comedy Store, Cnr Lang Rd & Driver Ave, Moore Park. 12-13 December, $25, at 6pm.last_img read more

Cr Mary Lalios Our recycling industry is in a volatile position

first_imgThe Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is calling for consideration to be given to greater State Government oversight of the recycling industry amid today’s notice by the Environment Protection Authority to stop two Melbourne sites from receiving recyclable materials.Cr Mary Lalios said it was disappointing that councils only found out that two major materials recovery facilities servicing significant areas of Melbourne were going to shut down just hours before it happened.“We understand the need to ensure community safety due to stockpiling, however a lack of leadership and investment by both federal and state governments over many years has left our recycling industry in a volatile position.“Victorian councils have contracts in place with third party collectors or recyclers who pick up recycling from kerbside bins and transport the material to private recycling facilities.“We are not aware of any instances where recycling is being disposed of in landfill by contractors. However given the two facility closures announced today, councils will have to investigate alternative arrangements including contingencies with other contractors.“As a last resort, some contractors may need to consider landfill as a short-term solution until other arrangements are in place. As the recycling volatility continues, we are calling for greater State Government industry oversight after more than a decade of underinvestment of landfill levy revenue.— MAV (@VicCouncils) February 15, 2019“This is a frustrating situation that, at least in part, is due to more than a decade of underinvestment of landfill levy revenue by successive state governments. The scale of this latest challenge demonstrates the need for stronger State action.“More than half a billion dollars is held in the Sustainability Fund and we urge the State to prioritise its reinvestment into waste and resource recovery initiatives that can help to stabilise the industry,” she said.SKM currently receives 50 per cent of Victoria’s kerbside recycling across three facilities, two of which have received shutdown notices by the EPA.Cr Lalios said that as we head into more turbulence for our recycling sector, it was vital for communities, industry and governments to continue the focus on avoiding waste generation.“Now more than ever we need consumers to make smart choices that minimise waste and avoid unnecessary packaging – and we need producers to do the same. Government education and information campaigns have a key role to play to achieve behavioural change.“Australia must also set firm targets and deadlines to implement a circular economy, where everyone prioritises reduce, reuse and recycle – in that order.“The Federal Government has a lead role to play. Mandatory product stewardship schemes should be put in place for all products that generate waste, to influence and encourage designers and manufacturers to create products that generate no or minimal waste.“Despite last year’s near collapse of our recycling system, the National Waste Policy update signed off by Ministers in December has left us with a policy that has no targets or timeframes.“We need to see all levels of government working together to ensure we have a sustainable waste and resource recovery industry in Australia,” she said. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Apple Lapplication propalestinienne a été retirée à la demande dIsraël

first_imgApple: L’application pro-palestinienne a été retirée à la demande d’IsraëlL’Etat hébreux a demandé et obtenu que la marque à la pomme retire l’application ThirdIntifada du catalogue de l’App Store.Apple n’aura pas mis longtemps à réagir à la demande d’Israël. L’Etat hébreux, qui avait demandé mardi dernier par l’intermédiaire d’une lettre de Yuli Edelstein, le ministre israélien de la Diplomatie publique, le retrait de l’application ThirdIntifada, a obtenu ce qu’il voulait. Depuis le 15 juin, cette application disponible sur l’App Store proposait des brèves d’actualité, annonçait des manifestations à venir et diffusait des liens vers des vidéos et des chants nationalistes pro-palestiniens.Soutenant que ThirdIntifada encourageait à la violence contre Israël, explique Zdnet, les dirigeants israëliens ont donc réussi à faire retirer l’application. Comme ils avaient déjà obtenu il y a trois mois le retrait d’une page Facebook mise en ligne par les mêmes auteurs de cette application.Le 24 juin 2011 à 11:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Miley Cyrus Announces New Album Younger Now

first_img Facebook Miley Cyrus Announces New Album ‘Younger Now’ GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter sets release date for her latest album featuring the hit “Malibu”Renée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 8, 2017 – 10:32 am GRAMMY.comLast time we heard from our GRAMMY-nominated friend Miley Cyrus, she was coming in like a wrecking ball with 2013’s Bangerz and tripping with 2015’s Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz.Now, Cyrus will release of her sixth studio album, Younger Now, due out Sept. 29. The album was announced in full color via her website with a bedazzled black jacket and rope identifying the title and release date.The upcoming album would seem to be a departure from the dance-heavy, hip-hop influenced tunes of her last two albums. The singles “Malibu” and “Inspired,” released in May and June, respectively, already suggest a toned-down, sunshiny vibe that’s more earthy than her last two projects.With Younger Now, Cyrus hasn’t given much away, but she echoed the brighter, warm tone her two singles have taken.She told Billboard: “I’m giving the world a hug and saying, ‘Hey, look. We’re good — I love you.’ And I hope you can say you love me back.”More new music: What was new in music in July? Email Twitter What Do We Know About Miley Cyrus’ New Album? miley-cyrus-announces-new-album-younger-now News last_img read more

NASA snapped that monster meteor fireball over the Bering Sea

first_img Apple iPhone XS Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sprint Fury from afar: NASA sees violent volcanoes from space See it $60 at Best Buy $155 at Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See It Sci-Tech Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) The space agency says the fireball unleashed more than 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb from World War II. That’s less powerful than the devastating fireball that impacted Chelyabinsk in Russia in 2013, but it’s still the second-largest meteor explosion of the last few decades.The Bering Sea fireball was far enough away from civilization to not affect any humans, but it’s a sobering reminder of the power of incoming space rocks. This is why NASA is working on ways to protect our planet from wayward asteroids that could potentially be much more dangerous than the recent meteor. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $999 DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $6 at Tidal An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It $299 at Amazon The Cheapskate 15 Photos Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Boost Mobile Read Lenovo Smart Clock review The MISR instrument, also on Terra 🛰, saw the large “fireball” — the term used for exceptionally bright meteors ☄️ that are visible over a wide area — as it exploded 💥 about 16 miles above the Bering Sea, far enough way to pose no threat.— NASA Earth (@NASAEarth) March 22, 2019 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Turo See It Read Google Home Hub review Tags See at Turo Enlarge ImageNASA’s Terra satellite caught sight of the fireball on December 18, 2018. NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL-Caltech, MISR Team A large meteoroid exploded over the Bering Sea on December 18, releasing an estimated 173 kilotons of energy, and almost no one noticed thanks to its remote location. On Friday, NASA shared images captured by its Earth-watching Terra satellite showing a view of the massive fireball in action. The image shows the meteor’s smoky path over the sea. It looks like a dark smudge across the clouds. NASA also released a GIF. “The orange-tinted cloud that the fireball left behind by super-heating the air it passed through can be seen below and to the right of the GIF’s center,” says NASA. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500.center_img DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Read the AirPods review Amazon Best Buy Post a comment $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $520 at HP CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $59 at eBay 0 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Sarah Tew/CNET Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR 7 Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Angela Lang/CNET Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Read the Rylo camera preview NASA Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 See at Amazon Rylo $210 at Best Buy Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Read DJI Osmo Action preview Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Sarah Tew/CNET Chris Monroe/CNET Comments Tags Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50)last_img read more

Thunderstorm warning issued in West Godavari district

first_imgEluru: The officials of AP State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) has issued the Thunderstorm warming in West Godavari district. The officials alert that the lighting and heavy rain is expected in the surrounding areas of Gopalapuram, Devarapalli, Chagallu, Nidadavole, Tadepalligudem, Nallajerla, Koyyalagudem, and Kukunoor in the district. They have suggested that people be alert, take precautions measures, and stay in a safe place away from open land and under the trees.last_img

HSBC in tax dodge claims

first_imgHSBC in tax dodge claims4.1K viewsHSBC in tax dodge claims4.1K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00HSBC in tax dodge claims4.1K viewsBusinessIt’s been called the biggest banking leak in history – accusations that HSBC helped wealthy clients to dodge tax. Thousands of accounts at the world’s second biggest bank reportedly show the lender’sVentuno Web Player 4.50It’s been called the biggest banking leak in history – accusations that HSBC helped wealthy clients to dodge tax. Thousands of accounts at the world’s second biggest bank reportedly show the lender’slast_img

3DS Zelda Ocarina of Time contains original N64 bugs

first_imgDepending on your age and games hardware ownership growing up you may have played the original The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64. The recent re-release in updated form on the 3DS will therefore be a trip down memory lane for you. What you may be surprised to find is just how close the game is to the original, right down to the same bugs being present.Nintendo handed off development of the update to Japanese games developer Grezzo. During the latest “Iwata Asks” chat Nintendo releases regularly, Grezzo programmer Moriya admits that his original intention was for the team working on the game to remove all known bugs. But before they could set about doing that members of his staff complained.AdChoices广告Anyone working in games development today is going to be old enough to have played the original 13 years ago. Some of Grezzo’s staff argued that removing the bugs would take away from the experience as, “the bugs were fun.”So Grezzo made a compromise. It only removed the bugs known to break the game. Anything else was left in and probably tested to ensure it still malfunctioned in the same way during a playthrough if you knew how to get it to happen. In doing so, not only are the original quirks of the game preserved, but Grezzo hopes there will be players chatting and sharing the glitches they discovered with their friends.A quick search of Gamefaqs has revealed the original game has some quite useful bugs. For example, pausing and changing item mid swing when catching a fairy can result in gaining extra bottles. You can also use the boomerang and a backflip to get unlimited skulltulas in the underground grotto near the Hyrule Castle Moat. Another highlight is turning Epona into a remote control horse.What we don’t know is which glitches remain and which have been removed as potential game breakers. However, with lots of fans of the original game out there playing the update, it isn’t going to take long for a list to appear of the most amusing and useful glitches in the 3DS version.Read more at Iwata Asks, via Kotakulast_img read more

Batteries that last twice as long coming to smartphones next year

first_imgWouldn’t it be great if your phone could make it through a couple of days (heck, one day) without needing to be topped off? That could all change next year thanks to a company called SolidEnergy.Those of you who can’t wait for a phone with a longer-lasting battery, check this out: a SolidEnergy battery the size of the one in an iPhone 6S would power it for twice as long. That’s also great news for anyone who thinks phones are still too big and heavy, since the same amount of battery power in current phones could be supplied by a battery half the size.SolidEnergy’s batteries are different in several ways. One is that they use a super-thin metal foil for the anode that’s only 20% as thick as the anodes in current lithium batteries. The electrolyte is also different. It’s a two-part hybrid: a solid layer wrapped around the foil and a (get this) non-flammable liquid solution. Not only are the batteries more energy-dense, they’re also a lot safer.And yes, SolidEnergy really is making these batteries. They’re not just demonstrating potential at this point, they’re ready to start manufacturing them and making money. SolidEnergy will actually turn out batteries by this fall, but they’ve been tagged for use in drones. Those lucky UAVs will be able to stay aloft twice as long as a result.Next year, though, SolidEnergy says they’ll start producing smartphone batteries — and OEMs are chomping at the bit to get their hands on them.After that, it’s on to two more products that desperately need better batteries: smartwatches and electric vehicles. Want a full-color Pebble that runs for a couple weeks on a charge? Or how about a new Nissan Leaf that can go 214 miles on a charge instead of just 107? SolidEnergy wants you to have them, too, and they think you will by 2018.last_img read more

Bahrain PM Gulf union push expected

first_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   The vital role family plays in society The GCC includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) 5 ways to recognize low testosteronecenter_img New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) – The prime minister of unrest-wracked Bahrain says Gulf Arab leaders are ready for closer ties on security and foreign policy issues to confront pressures such as Arab Spring uprisings and tensions with Iran.The Gulf Cooperation Council is scheduled to meet Monday in Riyadh to examine ideas for greater union. Proposals have included more open borders and a regional defense force.Bahrain’s prime minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, was quoted Sunday by a Saudi newspaper as saying that he expects union plans to move ahead. Calls have intensified during the 15-month uprising against Bahrain’s monarchy. Iran’s nuclear program has also stoked concerns. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breacheslast_img read more