28 CMFFUNDED PRODUCTIONS WIN 62 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

first_imgAbout the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Toronto  – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) congratulates the winners and nominees of the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, which have been recognized for their excellence by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and industry professionals at a series of events which culminated with last night’s televised gala.A total of 28 CMF-funded productions won 62 Canadian Screen Awards, including top winners such as Anne with an E, Baroness Von Sketch, Cardinal, Letterkenny, Schitt’s Creek, among others.Click here to access a complete list of CMF-funded projects that have won a Canadian Screen Award. Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

Las Vegas rings in 2018 under unprecedented security

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Las Vegas welcomed 2018 with fireworks, big-ticket musical acts and unprecedented security in the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. modern history just three months ago.Law enforcement officers kept a close eye Monday on the estimated 330,000 people who travelled from all over the U.S. and beyond to pack in the Las Vegas Strip and downtown’s Fremont Street. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department had every officer working throughout the weekend and was aided by the Nevada National Guard and federal agents.Rosy-cheeked visitors took selfies and livestreamed the celebration amid temperatures in the mid-40s (4 Celsius), much warmer than most of the U.S. They wore glittery hats, tiaras and other 2018-themed paraphernalia as they hugged and cheered on the new year.“One bad incident is not going to deter us from having a good time,” Honolulu resident Pettra Stark, who planned her trip after the Oct. 1 shooting, said while standing underneath the massive video canopy on Fremont Street.For Stark, the heavy presence of armed officers was reassuring. But not everyone felt the same way, including Adrian Dominguez, who travelled for the festivities with 10 other relatives.“It’s not pleasant to see so many officers,” Dominguez, a resident of the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Juarez. “They are everywhere.”The heightened security comes after a high-stakes gambler killed 58 and injured hundreds more after he shattered the windows of his suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Strip and unleashed gunfire on a country music festival below before killing himself.On Saturday, two security guards were fatally shot while investigating a disturbance at Arizona Charlie’s Decatur, a hotel-casino just west of the Strip. Police said the suspect was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities described it as an isolated incident and assured that it was not terrorism-related.A roughly eight-minute fireworks display at the top of seven of the city’s world-famous casino-hotels started at the Stratosphere 10 seconds before midnight Monday and continued to Venetian, Treasure Island, Caesars Palace, Planet Hollywood, Aria and MGM Grand. More than 80,000 pyrotechnic firings that illuminated the sky in gold, red and green.Megastars performed at venues up and down the Strip. The Foo Fighters played at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan, Maroon 5 was at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and Britney Spears performed at The Axis at Planet Hollywood.At a lower-key celebration in downtown Las Vegas’ casino-flanked Fremont Street Experience, bands played under a massive video canopy while visitors danced and sipped giant beers.Las Vegas police officer Larry Hadfield on Monday said there were no incidents related to the festivities to speak of. The Nevada Highway Patrol on Twitter reported the arrest of two suspected impaired drivers near the Strip.Police cruisers, dump trucks and other large vehicles blocked key intersections during the night to try to prevent anyone from plowing into crowds.Strollers, backpacks, large bags, coolers and glass bottles were banned from the Strip for the night. Ticket holders for the celebration on Freemont Street Experienced went through checkpoints where security guards used hand-held metal detectors.New Year’s Eve is worth an estimated $254.3 million to Las Vegas, according to the city’s Convention and Visitors Authority. More than 97 per cent of the destination’s nearly 149,000 hotel and motel rooms were expected to be booked.___Follow Regina Garcia Cano on Twitter at https://twitter.com/reginagarciakNOlast_img read more

City looking at future options for water as the community grows

first_imgCity Staff will continue with community consultation before Council makes a final decision.  Staff will also look at grants to help some of the expected costs. The report said the City’s current wells located along the banks of the Peace River are slowly losing capacity and have higher operational costs than originally forecasted twenty years ago. Conservation measures that have taken place over the years such as metering and water efficient toilets have helped save a lot of years of having to build new infrastructure.The current system does already rely on dipping into storage which is “a little Risky,” said Peter Coxon of Urban Systems. ‘This water should be held in reserves for fire or emergency.”Further conservation measures could be implemented including possible water restrictions during the summer.  A new industrial water reuse facility is also being built.  The City received $5 million in grant money for the project, which should be completed in October of 2019.Additional ways to improve or rebuild ways to collect water were presented in the plan. These included upgrading the current water source to looking at other water sources in the area such as Site C. All options presented came with their own sets of challenges yet in terms of Source Option Comparison chart the most favourable option would be a horizontal collection well. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The current water system works hard to meet the City’s needs and will struggle as consumption and water demands grow.At the Committee of the Whole meeting, the ‘Long-Term Water Supply Plan’ was presented to Council by Peter Coxon of Urban Systems and Victor Shopland, General Manager of Integrated Services. The presentation outlined the current infrastructure, water use, projections, goals and future supply.Current water pumps are getting tired and work that has been done previously to upgrade never brought them back to peak capacity.  Victor Shopland, General Manager of Integrated Services, said, “There is less than a week of treated water in case something happens,” In regards to the holding tanks of reserved water. On average 410 litres of water are consumed per person per day in the City of Fort St. John.last_img read more

Undocumented migrants face tough time inside Libyas detention system

first_imgTRIPOLI – Since the fall of Gadhafi, African migrants mainly from Chad, Niger and Mali have been flocking to Libya hoping to get work or a boat to Italy. AA reporter Assed Baig goes to detention centres in Tripoli to meet some of them.Armed men guard the entrance of the zoo in Tripoli, some are dressed in military fatigues, whilst others stand around smoking. Beyond the windy road lies a ‘detention centre’ run by a former militia that now works under the Interior Ministry. The area around the gates of the zoo still has some of its former lustre, designed to attract Libyans to its once scenic grounds.The militia were initially charged with zookeeping, but as the problems in Libya multiplied, so have their responsibilities. They are now charged with dealing with migrants and comb the streets of Tripoli looking for migrants without valid visas or documentation. Commander Said Gars Alaha sits on an old sofa placed in the shade, outside the door to the facility. A small table in front of him, he has a file and an empty cup sitting next to it. Inside, migrants are lined up against the wall.  Uniformed men wearing medical facemasks inspect any documentation the migrants may have whilst asking them questions. Gars Alaha wears a blue uniform with military style black boots.  He has a neatly kept short grey beard and welcomes us warmly.  He is keen to point out that this is a processing facility and that migrants are not kept here for more than 72 hours.“This is not a prison”, he points out to me.None of the guards inside seem to be carrying guns. He tells me that he is upset at foreign journalists twisting the story and making it seem like migrants are being kept with animals.“I am happy for you to look around, as long as you tell the truth,” says Alaha.There are various pick-up trucks and police cars parked around the grounds, including a minibus with caged windows. I am told that this is for transporting migrants to another facility.Inside, the migrants line up, most are Black Africans.  Abdullah, the guard, inspects their passports.  None of the men have a valid entry stamp.  Some do not have passports.  27-year-old Fafuna Musa from Mali, tells me that he came to Libya to feed his family, “I just want to earn money and go home to my family”.  This is a common story told here.  Migrants are unlikely to admit that they will attempt to journey further to Italy.   Most end up working in Libya trying to earn money to feed themselves and their families back home.  Some save up to take the dangerous journey by boat to Italy.   During Gadhafi’s regime numbers of African migrants from Libya were stemmed as Gaddafi asked for money from European countries to prevent a ‘Black Europe’.  Since his fall the levels have increase as lack of security allows smugglers more freedom to operate.The migrants look tired.  Their clothes are ripped and some do not have any shoes.  Most have travelled the desert to get to Libya, a journey that can take up to a month depending on where they are coming from.  Some have travelled from as far-a-field as Nigeria.There is dust and dirt all over their clothes.  Some of these men work on construction sites.  The youngest is 18 years old.Fafuna looks over 50 but tells me he is only 27.  I question him further, and he responds by saying, “Anna miskeen,” meaning “I’m poor” in Arabic.  The guard says the story is always the same and replies, “ I know that all of you are ‘miskeen’.”Some of the migrants are cut and are bleeding.  The guard is quick to tell me that the wounds were caused when the migrants ran from the police.  I ask the migrants to make sure that this is true; they confirm the guard’s version of events.Badara is another detainee, he works in a restaurant and is using his mobile phone to call his boss.  He says that his boss has his paperwork and passes the phone over to the guard so that he can speak to the restaurant owner.  A look of desperation runs across his face as he hopes that his boss will be able to secure his release.  Many businesses in Libya rely on migrant labour.  It is cheap and as in countless other countries Libyan’s sometimes do not want to do the jobs that migrants are prepared to do.I am led through the facility and I spot some blood on the floor.  Again Abdullah is quick to point out to me where the blood has come from.  They have come very aware of the negative publicity that this facility has received recently.Outside in the courtyard Egyptians and Tunisians are queuing at a door to a small room.  Their blood will be tested for any diseases, Abdullah tells me, specifically for HIV and Hepatitis. We are then taken to one of the main detention rooms.  The guard signals for the men to stand up and come to the front.   I stop him; I don’t want orchestrated pictures for the benefit of the media.  He opens the padlock to the iron barred room. I take pictures of young men as they sit on the floor of the room.There are two mats on the floor and I count 12 detainees.  My guide points out to me that they have two air-conditioned rooms, a toilet and bottled drinking water, but this room is not particularly clean.  The men are ushered out and back through to the main hall leading to the entrance, where the get into a van to be taken to another detention facility to which we do not have access.   The commander assures me that those that do not have valid visas, documentation or passports will be repatriated to their countries of origin.Earlier this year Amnesty International said that refugees, asylum seekers and migrants were being held in ‘deplorable conditions’ in Libya.  The human rights organisation visited seven “holding centres” in April and May this year.  Amnesty international said they found “evidence of ill-treatment, in some cases amounting to torture”.  The organisation also said that many foreign nationals were being held in Libya and were subjected to “arbitrary arrests and held for long periods in deplorable conditions at immigration detention facilities described by the Libyan authorities as “holding centres”, with no immediate prospect of release or redress in sight.”We have had no problem accessing this facility, but there are others detention centres and prisons that we do not have access to.  We spoke to a former prisoner of a facility in Khums to the east of Tripoli. He alleged that routine beatings and sexual assault were a common practice.  One detainee told Anadolu, on condition of anonymity, that women were forced to have sex with guards in exchange for their release.However, in this detention centre the guards and commander are keen to point out what they consider to be good treatment of the detainees.   We did not see any of the guards shout or use force whilst we were there.“They eat what we eat,” Gars tells me, referring to the sandwiches and they ate.  “We have women to take care of and check the women.  We do not treat people badly,” he adds.We also visited a detention facility in Sabha, the largest city in the south of the country and usually the first city that migrants arrive in when entering Libya. Although we were allowed on to the facility, we were not permitted to see where the detainees were being kept.  According to the Deputy Commander Al-Medani Muhammed Al-Zarouq there are 600 undocumented migrants being kept at the facility.  A local resident of the city who has seen the facilities told me they were very dirty and difficult to enter because of the smell.  This could be why I was refused entry to see the migrant’s living conditions, 600 people enclosed in a small building, not allowed to leave, in the hot conditions of Libya, is bound to result in terrible conditions.  There was no mention of air-conditioning at the Sabha facility.I was told that the migrants are divided into nationalities and that the majority of are from Niger, Chad and Mali.“We cannot send some migrants back to their countries, like those from Somalia and Eriteria, as they are refugees,” says Al-Zarouq.The undocumented migrants from Niger are sent back to their country in trucks, paid for by the interior ministry he tells me.  I am shown the kitchen of the facility, but am not permitted to take any pictures or speak to the migrants working there.  It seems clean.  There are crates full of freshly cooked packed lunches.  Al-Zarouq opens one for me, pointing out that he, the guards, and the detainees all eat the same food.  Each little box has macaroni and a piece of chicken in it, and I can still see the steam rising from the food.   The rest of the facility seems to be undergoing some renovation.  There are two armed guards standing around, the majority of whom are unarmed.There are many detention centres and prisons spread across Libya.  The number of detainees is unknown at the moment as numbers fluctuate as people are released, repatriated or transferred to other facilities.  Undocumented migrants that are captured face a long detention, repatriation and in some cases physical abuse.  The future of Libya’s prisons and detention centres is uncertain until the government manages to bring everything under control and conform to international standards of transparency and access.As I leave the detention centre in Tripoli I can see some of the migrants praying their noon prayer. They sit on the prayer mats long after their Libyan counterparts have finished praying. Their hands are raised in supplication towards the sky. Their heads tipped down like wilted flowers, they pray for relief, for a way out of this detention centre, for their loved ones at home, and for a miracle. MARCO LONGARI/AFP/GETTY IMAGESlast_img read more

Gene Smith Ohio State not just a football school

Gene Smith doesn’t mind the notion of Ohio State being known as more than just a football powerhouse. In an interview with The Lantern on March 12, the OSU athletic director said there’s no reason the Buckeyes, known perhaps most for its storied program on the gridiron, can’t be touted as a basketball school, too. Smith weighed in on the men’s basketball team, the Big Ten and more. Big Reasons behind B1G Success In the final Associated Press top 25 poll of the regular season, Big Ten basketball found itself with four teams (Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and OSU) in the top 10. Such success has carried over into the NCAA Tournament, too, as those same four squads find themselves making up a quarter of the Sweet 16. What’s behind the conference’s ascent into arguably the most-dominant league in the nation? “Well,” Smith said, “I think it’s stability.” That stability, he said, starts with coaching. “I think when you look at the coaches that we have now, a lot of good ones – and hopefully we can maintain that stability – and that says a lot about the institutions. All of us have always been committed to basketball, putting the resources in place,” he said. “We have great fans and creating the atmosphere of the games. So think all of us have tried to do that.” Such resources, inevitably, include money. OSU men’s basketball coach Thad Matta makes $3.2 million annually, according to his new contract. MSU coach Tom Izzo makes almost $3.6 million annually, Indiana coach Tom Crean’s salary is $2.24 million and Michigan coach John Beilein makes almost $2.23 million a year, according to a USA TODAY salary database. Some of it, though, is consistency in player personnel across the league, Smith said. “I think this particular year – if I remember right – there were only two underclassmen that left last year. Jared (Sullinger) and the big guy from Illinois (former Illini center Meyers Leonard),” he said. “Everybody else came back and so that’s kind of an unusual year for us. Typically, there’s more than that in the underclassmen. “So there’s some stability in that – those guys returning. You know, (Michigan sophomore guard) Trey Burke returning was huge. And (OSU junior forward) Deshaun (Thomas) returning. To me, it’s stability in that as well.” Nor does it hurt, Smith said, that some of the Big Ten’s venues are “unreal.” “Here, at Ohio State with the changes we made – whatever year we brought the students down (at the Schottenstein Center) – it was a huge change for us. And other places already had some of that in place,” he said. “But when you go to those arenas, even Northwestern, when you go to that arena – which is a small arena – they get going. “I think basketball in this league is taking a step up for a number of reasons.” Not Just a Football School Smith said when he first came to Columbus in 2005, he sat down and talked with Matta about his “vision, his long-range plan” and how the OSU men’s basketball coach could turn the Buckeyes into a “national-championship type of program.” Since Matta’s arrival in 2004, OSU has come close to reaching the sport’s pinnacle but has not quite attained it. Under Matta’s direction, the Buckeyes have reached the Sweet 16 five times, the Elite 8 twice, the Final Four twice and the national title game once. In the Big Ten, Matta has captured five Big Ten championships and four Big Ten Tournament titles. That kind of resume, arguably, reads like that of a school known for its prowess on the hardwood. But at a school like OSU, football seems to reign over all other sports – including basketball. Smith said that shouldn’t be the case. “You know, there’s no reason that, in Columbus – population north of 1.3 million, everything included – we can’t be a school that’s dominant in basketball and football and other sports as well,” he said. “The numbers are there, the population is there, the interest is there. I think when you look back over it, last year we averaged around 15,000 (people per home basketball game).” And with the Schottenstein Center’s capacity of nearly 20,000, the average attendance for an OSU basketball game is an “oversell” compared to other venues, he said. “We’re one of the bigger arenas. Most (arenas) are 15,000 (seats) or less. So that 15,000 average is demonstration of the interest in this community for basketball,” Smith said. “If you have that, and you bring your recruits into that environment then you can build it. “There’s no reason not to strive for conference and national championships in basketball and be recognized as a school that does that. Football’s always going to be the king, we know that for a lot of reasons … it’s embedded in our culture for years and years.” The difference in breaking down that inevitable fact? Smith said it’s Matta. Matta and March Madness In what once seemed like a season come undone after a 22-point loss to Wisconsin, Matta and the Buckeyes have rattled off 10-straight wins en route to a Big Ten Tournament championship, a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and, most recently, its fourth-consecutive appearance in the Sweet 16. Smith called Matta’s most-recent coaching job “marvelous.” “To watch them emerge and develop over time and get to a point where they’re really playing well together is huge,” Smith said. In particular, he pointed to the shellacking in Madison as the season’s crux and turning point. “The Wisconsin game up there, we did not play well together,” he said. “They solved that problem.” OSU will face Arizona Thursday at 7:47 p.m. at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A win would mark back-to-back showings in the Elite 8 for the Buckeyes. read more

Le téléchargement légal de musique progresse en France

first_imgLe téléchargement légal de musique progresse en FranceSelon un sondage de l’institut GfK, les Français sont de plus en plus nombreux à préférer les plateformes de téléchargement de musique en ligne légales. Le baromètre REC de l’institut GfK, publié par Le Monde, pour le quatrième trimestre 2010, confirme la tendance entrevue auparavant. Les magasins de musique en ligne, gratuits ou payants, connaissent un succès croissant auprès des internautes français. Ce sont désormais 43% d’entre eux qui disent utiliser ces plateformes légales, contre 41% qui auraient encore recours à des réseaux d’échange ou de partage de fichiers. En revanche la gratuité prime toujours pour les livres numériques, puisque sur les 10% qui déclarent les utiliser, 74% privilégient les ouvrages gratuits, contre 4% de consommateurs de livres payants.Dans le secteur de la presse, 62% des sondés restent attachés au papier tandis que 14% ne lisent que du numérique, une forte hausse par rapport au trimestre dernier (+8%). Enfin, au niveau de la vidéo, 60% disent avoir recours aux sites de partage de vidéos comme Youtube et Dailymotion mais le streaming continue sa percée puisqu’il est passé de 33 à 51% du choix des internautes.  Le 19 janvier 2011 à 13:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Neville reacts negatively to Paul Pogbas mean Tweet

first_imgAfter Paul Pogba’s unfortunate Tweet mishap, Gary Neville came after the Frenchman by labeling his action as complete ‘garbage’.The day for manager Jose Mourinho is not going well at all, Gary Neville has defended him from the sneakiest reaction which by far was Paul Pogba’s Tweet but he immediately deleted because of how controversial it was.Allegedly, this Tweet was already scheduled by Adidas for Pogba to upload and they immediately removed it as soon as the news about Mourinho’s sacking was announced.But Gary Neville is not buying it, he thinks the posting was deliberate from Pogba and he came strong after the Frenchman for it during his appearance on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate’.“There is probably a high level of dislike there, but Jose Mourinho lost his job this morning and Paul Pogba and his people put that post out – don’t fall for this coincidence scheduled tweet nonsense, it’s garbage, absolute garbage,” said Neville on Sky Sports.“I think he would have liked to have gone public earlier on Jose, and how the club is at this moment in time.”“But on Jose’s side, I bet he thought when Paul Pogba won the World Cup in the summer he was coming back to an impossible situation where he thought this player is going to be out of control now.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“I do believe that dancing on the grave of the manager who has just been sacked is out of order. Paul Pogba, there is no doubt, has fallen out with the manager.”“He doesn’t believe in him, he doesn’t like him, he doesn’t think he’s a good coach probably, and vice-versa.”“Jose Mourinho doesn’t think Paul Pogba is as good a player as he thinks he is. There’s been a complete breakdown in the last six months between the pair of them, probably the last year,” he concluded.Gary Neville reacts to Paul Pogba’s tweet which was deleted, following Jose Mourinho’s departure #MUFC pic.twitter.com/VVhuSQPYtl— Manchester United (@MUFCScoop) December 18, 2018last_img read more

Nir Bitton fit and raring to go

first_imgCeltic midfielder Nir Bitton is happy to be back from a lengthy layoff and ready to fight for his place in Brendan Rodgers’ side.Nir Bitton underwent surgery for a knee injury in February last year and has been on the treatment table since then.After months of intense rehabilitation, the Israeli midfielder returned to training this week and wants to help Celtic win a domestic triple-treble this season.“It’s tough staying positive, especially when you get a long-term injury,” Bitton told Sky Sports.“Sometimes people don’t understand, sometimes people take the simple things in life for granted.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.“It was only after getting this injury that I realized I need to appreciate every single minute on the training pitch, every single minute on the pitch, because in one moment you can lose everything, and you can do nothing about it.“From here, I’ll put the injury behind me, and my main focus is to get back to full fitness now, have a good time in Dubai with the team, to get back into shape, get some thorough training sessions in.“After the winter break, I’ll keep pushing, keep training hard, and hopefully I’ll get some game time, and hopefully we’ll win some more trophies this season.”last_img read more

Demolition of Massive Complex at Chanute AFB Set to Begin

first_imgTwenty-two years after Chanute Air Force Base in east central Illinois was shuttered, work to ready the 400,000-square-foot White Hall office building for demolition is scheduled to begin within days.The massive building — DOD’s largest until the Pentagon was completed — was left to decay over the past two decades due to the prohibitive cost required to rehabilitate it.The contractor will employ a variety of safety measures to limit potential hazards to its workers and the surrounding community. Prior to demolition, Greenville, S.C.-based CB&I Federal Services will remove all asbestos and lead-based paint, as well as fixtures that can be taken to a landfill.The site will be placed under negative air pressure during the asbestos removal process, with dust suppression systems being used, including wetting down material. Large concrete portions will be hauled away and crushed at another site. High-efficiency particulate absorption filtration will be used to keep material within the containment areas. Both asbestos content and the workers will be monitored under the $7.9 million contract.Demolition is expected to be completed by September 2016, reported the Rantoul Press.   Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus deal 840 save 160

first_imgErica Argueta/CNET Welcome to Fun with Numbers. The new Galaxy S10 sells unlocked for $900. The Galaxy S10E runs $750. And if you want the big kahuna, the S10 Plus, be prepared to shell out $1,000.Here’s where it gets fun: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Never-msrp (via eBay) has the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB) in black for $839.99. That’s the lowest price to date and a surprisingly big discount given how new this model is.See it at eBaySo for less than the price of the S10, you can get the Plus. For not much more than the price of the S10E, you can get the Plus. The only real question is whether you want a phone that big — it has a 6.4-inch screen. Once upon a time, we would have called that a phablet.Judging from Jessica Dolcourt’s Galaxy S10 Plus review, this is a phone worth owning. It has “three cameras, a killer screen and terrific battery life.” And that whole “use the S10 to wirelessly charge other devices” thing? That’s freakin’ awesome.Now for the catch: This model works only with GSM carriers, meaning AT&T, T-Mobile and their various partner carriers (Cricket, Mint Mobile and so on). It won’t work with Sprint, Verizon or any of their partners: Boost Mobile, Tello and others.Your thoughts? Best hidden Galaxy S10 features you need to know now Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus $999 News • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode $999 $833 Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impact 10:36 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. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! See It Phones See It Now playing: Watch this: 56 Photos Commentscenter_img AT&T Samsung T-Mobile See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See it The Cheapskate Galaxy S10 Plus is an everything phone How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus Abt Electronics $999 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) Share your voice Sprint Tags 2 Best Buylast_img read more

Govt hospital function without basic equipment

first_imgMalkajgiri: The 50-bed government hospital in Malkajgiri which was opened for public last year still awaits basic facilities such as X-ray and ultrasound machines. “We have not received any official assurance as of now from the concerned department. We have been informed that it will take around one month as the issue has been addressed by the Health Minister,” said an official of the hospital “In case of accidents or emergency cases, we are referring patients to the Gandhi Hospital or nearby private diagnostic centres to avail services,” he added.last_img

Hyderabad Cab driver booked for trying to kidnap children from

first_imgThe Shamshabad police registered a case against a cab driver for allegedly trying to kidnap children from the airport on Friday. Getting into details, a family who arrived at the airport from Mumbai has booked two cabs to reach their destination. The children occupied a car and their parents followed them in another car. While they were on the way to their home, the cab driver with children drove the vehicle speed and made an attempt divert it. Meanwhile, their parents who are behind the children learned about the driver’s intention and foiled his attempt by chasing his car. He was handed over to the police. Further details are awaited.last_img

Karnatakas betting mafia now wagers for Lok Sabha candidates

first_imgWhen Michael was apprehended CBI officer said the investigators recovered Rs 17 lakh from the accused. [Representational Image] in the picture: Stacked bundles of demonetised notes seen.  Reuters [Representational Image]The betting fever has got hold of the people in Karnataka as they are eagerly pledging their land, cattle and money, that too huge sums to earn double of what they have paid.Now the gamble in the state is for who will win the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Earlier, a high wage was declared over the candidates of Mandya district, Sumalatha Ambareesh and Nikhil Kumaraswamy. As the district saw an amazing 80 per cent voter’s turnout (highest in the state) people are betting cash and other valuables on the outcome of the elections.According to the reports, there are several agents or bookies who collect cash from the people who want to place their bet over the preferred candidate in all parts of Karnataka. The betting scene has increased drastically after the first round of polls in Karnataka. While the youths are organising and placing bets on social media the older generation is pledging theirs inside their own circle or villages.While the capital city Bengaluru had a very low voter count, the people have not backed their interest in the elections due to the illegal betting.According to News9, BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya is a favourite among the betting mafia in Bengaluru South and the prices are also high here. For a bet of Rs 25,000, the winner can take as much as Rs 1,00,000 with him, which is triple the amount they have paid. The same scene amount is applicable to the Congress candidate DK Suresh from Bengaluru rural.In Bengaluru Central, the tough competition between the Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad and BJP’s PC Mohan has also created a curious wave among these betting mafias, reports News9.The rates may differ slightly from bookie to bookie, but the amount placed are ridiculous in the state. In Mandya, where there is a neck-to-neck fight between the JD(S) candidate Nikhil Kumaraswamy and Independent candidate Sumalatha, there is higher bid on these candidates. The mafia is branching out to their client’s in order to flourish themselves in this illegal racket.The betting mafia has taken the state by storm with their doubled and tripled rates over the Lok Sabha candidates who are contesting from different constituencies of the state. People are also visiting the districts to understand the ground reality there in order to place their bets.The voters in Karnataka may shy out from exercising their franchise but not from illegal money making at this crucial time of elections and who knows maybe some of the millionaires will be born during this polling season.last_img read more

Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced

first_imgFormer US National security adviser Michael Flynn departs after a plea hearing at US District Court, in Washington, US on 1 December. Photo: ReutersA judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for lying to the FBI in a case stemming from the investigation into possible collusion between president Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election.US District Judge Emmet Sullivan will sentence Flynn in Washington at 11 am ET (1600 GMT).Special prosecutor Robert Mueller, who is leading the investigation into Russian interference, has asked Sullivan not to imprison Flynn, a former general, because of his military service and because he provided “substantial” cooperation with the probe.Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to FBI agents about his conversations with Sergei Kislyak, Russia ambassador in Washington at the time.Flynn told investigators in January 2017 that he had not discussed US sanctions against Russia with Kislyak, when in fact he had, according to his plea agreement.Lying to the FBI carries a statutory maximum sentence of five years in prison. Flynn’s plea agreement states that he is eligible for a sentence of between zero and six months, however, and can ask the court not to impose a fine.Flynn’s lawyers have asked the court for a probation term of no more than one year, with minimal conditions of supervision, and 200 hours of community service.Flynn also deserves leniency because he was not warned before the meeting with FBI agents that it was a crime to lie to them, his lawyers said in a recent court filing.They also said that then-FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe had told Flynn that the “quickest way” to conduct the interview was without counsel present.Critics of the Mueller probe argue that Flynn, who held the White House job for only 24 days, was set up.Mueller last week countered in a court filing that Flynn had no cause to lie in the interviews and added that a “sitting National Security Adviser, former head of an intelligence agency, retired Lieutenant General, and 33-year veteran of the armed forces knows he should not lie to federal agents.”Flynn is so far the only member of Trump’s administration to plead guilty to a crime uncovered during Mueller’s wide-ranging probe, which has so far ensnared 32 individuals and three Russian firms.Trump denies there was any collusion and has labelled the investigation a “witch hunt.” Russia also denies it meddled in the election, contrary to the conclusion of US intelligence agencies.On Monday, Sullivan ordered the special counsel to release a redacted, five-page FBI account of Flynn’s January 2017 interview, saying it was relevant to his sentencing.last_img read more

VLC Expected to Break 3B Downloads at CES Will Add Airplay Soon

first_imgKempf said that the Videolan team reverse-engineered most VR headsets to natively support VR video through the main VLC app. Relying on the SDKs of headset manufacturers would have added hundreds of megabytes of code to VLC. The implementation demonstrated at CES on the other hand is based on just around 1 megabyte of additional code, he said.Finally, VLC is also looking to build out a more compete media library for its app to simplify the switch from iTunes. However, Kempf cautioned that the goal was not to build a complete media center solution with intricate tools to manage large personal media libraries. “We are never going to compete with Plex or Kodi,” he said. Open source video player app VLC was mere hours away from surpassing 3 billion downloads Friday, and the Videolan team celebrated the occasion with a special download counter at their CES booth in Las Vegas.VLC is expected to surpass the milestone some time Friday afternoon, according to Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of the app’s lead developers. And in a sign of the times, around a quarter of those downloads are coming from mobile devices.Kempf also shared some of the roadmap for VLC with Variety, which includes implementing Airplay. This will make it possible for Android users to beam videos from their mobile devices to Apple TVs. Kempf said that Airplay support could make it to the main VLC app in about a month.Another feature demonstrated at CES was enhanced support for VR, which makes it possible to watch traditional 2D movies in a virtual theater environment within headsets like the HTC Vive. Popular on Variety center_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Be Selective With Your Social Networks

first_imgIdentify Your Time CommitmentHow many social networks or affinity groups are you a part of right now? Are you really using these groups or are you just a profile on a page?Social networking–like any form of networking–is about dedicating time. You have to spend time connecting with people, sharing ideas and understanding if they are a good fit for you or the possible lead you will send them. Investing time is the only way to reach this goal. Checking in for 10 minutes a day to update your profile status is not going to get you business. Additionally, not being involved in the tools you say you use can also send the wrong message to people who are reaching out to you in your community.The biggest pitfall of social media is the danger of spreading yourself too thin online. How many different profiles can you really maintain? There are applications that allow you to update your multiple profiles at one time, but that may not be the best strategy for building relationships with people online. Social networks that have different audiences often times require different types of updates. Think of it like dressing for the occasion–if you’re going to play golf, you dress accordingly and discuss different topics than you would if you went to a business management conference. Social network marketing is about understanding your audience and the etiquette that goes with each group.Stay Focused and EvaluateAfter you have reviewed the audience and decided to get involved in any social network you need to stay ask these questions to stay on point:What outcomes are you hoping to see from this community?How are you making it happen?How much time are you investing every day to reach your goals?What is your metric for evaluating your results?Staying focused on these items will help you decide whether to stay with one group or try another. You will only get out of the network what you put into it. 3 min read More on social media May 29, 2009 You’ve got traffic–but do you know what it means? Marshall Sponder does. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Expand your web presencecenter_img The Cost (and Payoff) of Investing in Social Media Every day, it seems like I have messages from people I know inviting me to join them on some new social network. These invitations are always intriguing–what is this new group all about? Will I get more business if I add myself to this group? The people who invited me to join are people I trust, and if they like it I should think about at least trying this new social network, right?Before you join, here are a few ways to strategize if that social network will work for you.Research the AudienceWhat is this new social network or affinity group all about? Is your potential customer in this group? To find the answers to these questions, spend some time looking at the demographics of the typical member. You can often find them by reviewing the information on the about page or the advertising section of the website. Check out third-party information on the community–this may include blogs, media outlets or research groups. Look for research that shows outcomes, not just the demographic or membership information.Talk to the people who invited you to join. What are they getting out of this new group? How much time do they spend networking with people? Have they closed business from relationships built on this new social network? What other value have they found? Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

Uber Error Charges Riders 100 Times More Than the Original Price

first_img An error in Uber’s systems on Wednesday led to people being charged 100 times what their ride should have cost. One user was charged $2,053 dollars on a ride that should have cost $20.53.The problems first surfaced in Washington, D.C. and San Diego but have since been reported as far afield as Paris. Similar issues have been reported for the UberEats service. Some customers received alerts from their banks about the charges or had their credit cards put on hold.Uber says the issue has been resolved and apologized for the problems caused, reports the Washington Post: “We understand that this has been frustrating. There was a known issue that caused your authorization hold to be very high. Our team has already fixed this issue. Thank you so much for your patience.”The inflated fares will be corrected to the right amount, so customers don’t need to call their bank to dispute the charges. However, the charges will continue to appear on credit card or bank statements “temporarily.”However, customers aren’t happy about the charges or about Uber’s lackluster customer service response:S/o to @Uber for the $1,400 charge on my account and shit for customer service. A phone number would be easier than Twitter don’t you think @Uber @Uber @Uber— Ceej (@cjlaiche) July 17, 2019Trying to find a number to call @Uber to dispute a charge of $1027. Apparently there is a “blue icon” in the app to contact 24/7 support but here I can’t see the icon nor can I a find a number to call @uber. Please look into this matter ASAP! #uber pic.twitter.com/sDSNiFiwx3— Parth Khadilkar (@ParthKhadilkar1) July 17, 2019WTF @Uber @Uber_Support a 1791.00 pending charge? How can a company this big not have an actually help desk number to call someone? pic.twitter.com/IfjlVpHUjR— Philip Cronin (@chitownphil) July 18, 2019  2 min read This story originally appeared on Engadget Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 18, 2019 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

Ministry of Finance says Cancun Riviera Maya vacation properties will be regulated

first_imgVacation rental platforms have been working with federal officials from the Ministry of Finance, SAT and Sectur to regulate the vacation rentals since they are seen as unfair competition. “Everyone has to pay taxes” said Torruco Marqués adding that we do not have the same “complacent” program as before. He says that the tax rates paid by the vacation rentals will be the same as hotels allowing them to compete under equal conditions. Cancun, Q.R. — The Ministry of Finance is moving forward to ensure vacation rental properties pay similar taxes as hotels. He explained that in Cancun, there are an estimated 9,000 units on the platforms, which is equivalent to more than 20,000 rooms that, he notes, will be regulated. center_img The federal secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués says they are continuing to work with vacation rental platforms like Airbnb and “soon we will have good news”. He says that everything points to tax contributions being made by these systems for next year. The taxes will include the Lodging Tax and the criteria applied to legally established hotels, however, they are analyzing if the vacation properties will also have to pay the Local Sanitation Right tax. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tough games at Egerton sports dayTough games at Egerton sports day

first_imgEgerton Primary School held their second sports day of the season on Saturday at Agar Field.The little ones were first to play in the sports: netball, hockey and rugby.  This sports day was against Huttenpark School and the games were tough.The bigger children watched and cheered the little ones on.The field was abuzz with screams of delight as points were scored, leading to victory.There were a few minor injuries on the day, but the children were tough and did not stop when they got hurt.The sun was out and the day was hot, and everyone played their hearts out and gave it their best.Well done, Egerton! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us therelast_img read more