Treatment meted out to Advani shameful

first_imgPatna: Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, the sitting BJP MP from Patna Sahib who has been denied a ticket by the party this time, has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of treating party patriarch L K Advani in a “painful” and “shameful” manner.In a series of tweets on Saturday, Sinha claimed that the BJP’s decision to not give ticket to Advani, the sitting MP from Gandhinagar, and to field party president Amit Shah from the seat “has not gone down well” with many people. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM'”Sirji… it is worrisome, painful and according to some even shameful… that which your people have done was the most expected and awaited… orchestrating the departure of a most respected friend, philosopher, guide, father figure and ultimate leader of the party, Shri L K Advani from the political arena/election,” Sinha tweeted. Advani, 91, has served as Union home minister and deputy prime minister. He was also the national president of the BJP more than once. He is often credited with helping the party create a national footprint within a decade of its formation through active participation in the Ayodhya movement. In another tweet, Sinha deplored “the replacement of Mr Advani by none other than the man who is also the president of the party and whose image or personality is no match nor even a patch on him”. “This has been done intentionally and deliberately and not gone down well with the people of the country,” the rebel BJP leader claimed.last_img read more

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UNSC Votes on Resolution 2468 Extends MINURSO Mandate 6 Months

Rabat – The UN Security Council has voted on and adopted Resolution 2468, extending the mandate of the UN peacekeeping operation in Western Sahara, also known as MINURSO, for six months.Russia and South Africa abstained from the vote. The resolution calls on the parties in the conflict to achieve a realistic and durable solution to the conflict. The vote followed another strong debate between the US and France over the length of MINURSO’s mandate. While France asked for one year, the US supported only a six month extension.Like previous resolutions on Western Sahara , the new text reaffirmed commitment to “assist” the parties involved in the conflict  to achieve a “realistic, practicable and enduring political solution to the question of Western Sahara based on compromise.” The resolution also keeps the same language contained in previous resolutions in which the Security Council gives prominence to the Moroccan autonomy plan. The resolution takes note of “of the Moroccan proposal presented on 11 April 2007 to the Secretary-General and [welcomes] serious and credible Moroccan efforts to move the process forward towards resolution.” Preambular paragraph seven reiterates the council’s call upon Morocco, the Frente Polisario, Algeria and Mauritania to cooperate more fully with each other, including through building additional trust, and with the United Nations, as well as to strengthen their involvement in the political process and to achieve progress towards a political solution. The language of this paragraph brings a new and significant change in comparison to the previous resolution. While in resolution 2440 the Council makes a distinction between the parties and neighboring states, the new resolution removes this distinction and names the four parties on equal footing. The resolution also called upon the parties—Morocco, Algeria, Polisario, and Mauritania—to “cooperate more fully with each other, including through building additional trust, and with the United Nations.”The resolution echoed a statement from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his Personal Envoy Horst Kohler, who recalled that trust is necessary to end the 44-year-old conflict.The conflict, according to Resolution 2468, requires all parties’ strong commitment and involvement in the political process “to achieve progress towards a political solution.”The resolution also stresses that a political solution to the conflict would contribute to stability and security “in turn leading to jobs, growth and opportunities for all the peoples in the Sahel region.”Contrary to the anti-MINURSO sentiment shared of US National Security Adviser John Bolton, the Security Council expressed its full support for MINURSO and its “important role played” on the ground. The resolution also insisted on the importance of the mission’s mandate, including “its role in supporting the Personal Envoy to achieve a mutually acceptable political solution.”The text also includes a paragraph in which the Security Council expressed concerns about the “violations of existing agreements.”The UN annual report on the Western Sahara situation mentioned several violations committed out by the front, with Guterres urging Polisario’s militias to meet MINURSO’s staff in Rabouni, Algeria, and not in the area Polisario claims is “liberated zones.” read more

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TransPacific Partnership trade deal hopes brighten as Stephen Harper other leaders break

BEIJING — Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 11 other world leaders said Monday they’re inching ever closer to an agreement on the proposed Asia-Pacific trade deal as a crucial year-end deadline approaches.On the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, Harper sat down with U.S. President Barack Obama and the leaders of the 10 other countries negotiating an agreement on the TransPacific Partnership.The leaders said in a statement following the high-level meeting, held under tight security in an auditorium in the U.S. embassy in Beijing, that the progress they’ve made in recent months “sets the stage to bring these landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations to conclusion.”The statement added they are “intensively engaging to complete ambitious and balanced packages to open our markets to one another.”There have been dim hopes for a deal this year, largely due to a stalemate between the U.S. and Japan over whether the Japanese will open their borders to farm exports.Obama, nonetheless, played the role of cheerleader in remarks at the beginning of the TPP meeting, urging his fellow leaders to spur on an agreement.“During the past few weeks, our teams have made good progress in resolving several outstanding issues regarding a potential agreement,” he said as Harper listened intently from across the room.“Today is an opportunity at the political level for us to break some of the remaining log jams.”The U.S. has been pressuring Canada to open up its protected dairy and poultry sectors.Harper and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Sunday on the eve of the APEC summit. Japan issued a joint statement following their chat, saying the two leaders agreed on the “need to confirm the political determination to settle a deal.”The TPP joint statement a day later suggested there’s been some success towards that goal.Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘next chapter’ in economic integration: U.S officialHow Canada’s globe-trotting trade minister went from off-the-radar to front-and-centreCanada, EU agree on ‘historic’ free-trade pact — but there’s still more work ahead“With the end coming into focus, we have instructed our ministers and negotiators to make concluding this agreement a top priority so that our businesses, workers, farmers, and consumers can start to reap the real and substantial benefits of the agreement as soon as possible.”Harper also made a brief appearance at the APEC summit, posing for the so-called group photo with other world leaders. The smiling prime minister was situated behind Russian President Vladimir Putin for the photo.It wasn’t immediately clear if the two men spoke. Canada has vehemently condemned Putin’s actions in Ukraine, and the two countries have swapped retaliatory sanctions for months.Harper was in China for four days in efforts to build closer business ties to China, a country that’s been excluded from TPP negotiations.The prime minister announced commercial and currency deals worth as much as $2.5 billion between the Chinese and Canada, and met with China’s leadership, including President Xi Jinping.“Next year marks the 45th anniversary of China-Canada diplomatic relations,” Li said as he greeted Harper to the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital. “Our relationship will come to a new starting point.”Nonetheless, the story that dominated the news in smoggy Beijing on Monday was not the Harper visit, but another big energy deal signed between the Chinese and Russia.The two countries inked agreements on Sunday to boost their energy co-operation, including a memorandum of understanding to develop a second route to supply China with Russian natural gas for the next 30 years.Harper headed home to Ottawa late Monday to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies on Parliament Hill. On Wednesday, he’s turning around and heading back to the Asia-Pacific region for meetings in New Zealand and to attend the G20 summit in Australia. read more

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Bombardier Inc gets contracts to do heavy maintenance on SkyWest ExpressJet fleets

MONTREAL — SkyWest Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines and their parent company have signed new 10-year, heavy-maintenance agreements with Bombardier Inc.The two airlines operate a total of 433 Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets for Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines.Metrolinx serves Bombardier Inc with notice of default over delayed delivery of light-rail vehiclesBombardier Inc ‘certain’ to announce more CSeries orders this year, executive saysThe work will be performed at Bombardier’s U.S. maintenance facilities including the Tucson Air Center, West Virginia Air Center and Macon Air Center.Financial terms weren’t announced. read more

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Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister here for talks tomorrow

“Malaysia and Sri Lanka have had close bilateral relations since diplomatic ties were established in 1957. Although this is a working visit, the government of Sri Lanka has classified it as an official visit,” said Wan Zaidi.Wan Zaidi said that besides paying a courtesy call on President Maithripala Thursday, the deputy prime minister was also scheduled to make a courtesy call on Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday at his office at Temple Tree here. Ahmad Zahid is also scheduled to hold talks with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mangala Samaraweera, also on Friday.Wan Zaidi said that among the issues expected to be discussed by the deputy prime minister during the visit was cooperation of the two countries in combating terrorism.“Malaysia is very committed to international peace and regional security, hence relations, including with Sri Lanka, are very vital in ensuring that these issues are addressed together, either bilaterally or multilaterally,” he said. He said Ahmad Zahid, who is also Home Minister, was scheduled to arrive here at 12.30am Thursday (about 3am Malaysian time), accompanied by his wife Datin Seri Hamidah Khamis, and would hold a meeting with Sri Lanka’s Minister of Home Affairs Vajira Abeywardena at the ministry in Independence Avenue Thursday morning. Ahmad Zahid is also scheduled to hold talks with Minister of Foreign Employment Thalatha Atukorale at the ministry at the Assert Arcade Building, also on Thursday. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi begins a two-day working visit to Sri Lanka Thursday with a tight schedule that includes a courtesy call on President Maithripala Sirisena, the Bernama news agency reported.Malaysian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah, speaking to Malaysian journalists at the Malaysian Embassy today, said Ahmad Zahid’s visit was aimed at enhancing bilateral relations in various fields between Kuala Lumpur and Colombo. Replying to a question, Wan Zaidi said matters relating to recruitment of workers from Sri Lanka might also be discussed in view of requests from the Sri Lankan government to increase the number of Sri Lankan workers in the plantation and manufacturing sectors in Malaysia. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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US talk show host says with Clinton US will catch up with

“If you’re a supporter of Bernie, you should be proud,” he said. “So many of the things that you fought for are now in the Democratic party platform — fifteen-dollar minimum wage, overturning Citizens United, claiming your Hacky Sack as a dependent. It’s all in there.” (Colombo Gazette) A popular US talk show host has said that if Hillary Clinton becomes US President the US will catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka.“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday’s post-DNC Convention show celebrated Hillary Clinton’s breaking the penultimate glass ceiling to become the first woman to receive the nomination of a major political party, Salon.com reported. “This means Hillary Clinton could be the first female president,” Colbert said. “And America will finally catch up with 1960 Sri Lanka.” Colbert noted that Clinton’s historic achievement marks the end of the line for runner-up Bernie Sanders. read more

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Telecom equipment maker AlcatelLucent to cut 10000 jobs worldwide in costcutting effort

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Oct 8, 2013 4:56 am MDT PARIS – Telecommunications equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent SA said Tuesday that it plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years, the latest cost-cutting drive from the loss-making company.The job cuts are part of a restructuring plan to make the French-American company more competitive. The plan is to reduce fixed costs by cutting 1 billion euros ($1.36 billion), or about 15 per cent, by the end of 2015. Under the plan, the company will reallocate research investment to next-generation technology and cut investment in older technology.The company has struggled since its inception in 2006, when France’s Alcatel and the U.S.’s Lucent merged. The savings anticipated by combining research and development costs and reducing staff were quickly offset by pressure to lower prices amid increasing competition from the likes of China’s Huawei Technologies Co. and Ericsson AB of Sweden. Last year, the company lost 1.37 billion euros ($1.86 billion), and a new chief executive took over earlier this year.Alcatel said the job cuts would be presented to its European works council on Tuesday. The cuts will come from all of the regions in which the company operates: 4,100 positions will be cut in its Europe, Middle East and Africa region, 3,800 in the Asia-Pacific zone and 2,100 in the Americas.In a sign that the layoffs will likely face stiff resistance, especially in Europe, elected officials from western France, the site of an Alcatel-Lucent plant, urged the company to abandon the restructuring plan. The officials said in a statement that they feared the local plant would be closed and accused the company of reneging on promises to keep it open.Investors appeared at first glance to be backing the plan. The company’s share price was trading 1.5 per cent higher in morning trading in Paris. Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide in cost-cutting effort read more

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UNfacilitated Libyan political dialogue set to resume in Geneva

Libyan stakeholders will return to Geneva this week for a new round of United Nations-facilitated dialogue aimed at resolving the war-torn country’s longstanding political crisis, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced. “UNSMIL appeals to all the Libyan parties and invited participants to approach these talks aimed at ending Libya’s political and security crisis in a spirit of openness and reconciliation that is guided by the higher national interest of the Libyan people,” the UN Mission declared in a statement issued earlier today. The first round of talks took place last week at the Palais des Nations with stakeholders expressing their unequivocal commitment to a united and democratic Libya governed by the rule of law and respect for human rights. During the meetings, participants agreed an agenda aiming to reach a political agreement to form a consensual national unity government while also making security arrangements necessary to end fighting and ensure the withdrawal of armed groups from Libyan cities. There was also a call for confidence-building measures to safeguard Libya’s national unity and to alleviate the population’s suffering. In addition to the main political track established during last week’s dialogue, another meeting later this week will bring together municipal and local council representatives from cities and towns across North African country to discuss confidence building measures and ways to implement them, the statement continued. UNSMIL explained that it planned to convene a number of other tracks at a later stage which would include representatives from Libyan political parties, social and tribal forces, as well as the armed groups. read more

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Tactus demos buttons morphing out of a touchscreen

first_imgOne of the reasons people like using a Blackberry is the inclusion of physical buttons below the display. If you choose a touchscreen-only device, be it a smartphone or a tablet, you lose those buttons and instead all input is on a flat surface.It would be nice if we could have the best of both worlds, meaning physical buttons on a display when we want them, and no buttons when we don’t. Tactus Technology has figured out how to do that by creating a transparent morphing surface on top of a touchscreen display.Tactus describe their technology as creating a “dynamic physical surface” on a display. That means buttons can appear anywhere on the screen, in a range of shapes and configurations. So you could have physical buttons appear for a keyboard across the display, or a D-Pad like shape and a selection of round buttons to represent a gamepad for playing games.The technology that makes this possible has been in development since 2007 and is being called Tactile Layer. Tactus says it can be used with any existing touchscreen technology in use today. The only change manufacturers have to make is switching out the cover glass for a Tactile Layer.Tactus will have Tactile Layer ready for use in commercial devices by the middle of next year. But if the technology is as good as it sounds I can’t see them remaining independent for very long. One or more of the larger hardware companies will most likely make a move to acquire them, and in so doing secure morphing buttons for their devices only.Read more at Tactus Technologylast_img read more

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Dance to the rhythm

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Dance to the Rhythm is the latest story performed by Sydney dance group Sydney Sizmos Dance Company and St Raphael’s Greek Orthodox Dance Group in Liverpool (under the direction of Sydney Sizmos) that will be performed tomorrow as part of this year’s 30th Greek Festival of Sydney. The dance troop will bring to life a moving story about a talented film director who is suffering from writer’s block. One night he is visited by a magical guide who takes him on a journey into the past when Greek cinematography was at its prime. What he observes rekindles his inspiration and when he awakes, what a marvel the world is. “It’s about a director who has a writer’s block who gets visited by an apparition who takes him back in time to the rebetika era, so he travels to the musicals from the 50s, 60s and 70s. He just travels into different songs in different musical eras and portrays a character from that scene. He’s trying to get the rhythm and understand the music and get inspiration,” says Nelly Kordakis, dance teacher, Sydney Sizmos. Alongside partner and fellow dance teacher Harry Klavdiou, the two of them came up with the concept of this latest concert production. No strangers to the live performance, the teachers in this instance were looking for a way to tell a story about music in dance. Through Greek dance and videos used to highlight and showcase the music, the performance will guide you through the history of Greek song. Nelly told Neos Kosmos she’s been Greek dancing since she was seven – and Harry has since he was ten – so it’s a passion for the both of them to put on these yearly concerts to celebrate their students, whom she says they are very proud of. Dance to the Rhythm will take place on Sunday 20 May at 5:30 pm at the Bankstown Sports Club, 8 Greenfield Parade, Bankstown. Tickets are $10 and to organise tickets or for more information contact (02) 9750 0440 or email greekfestival2@goc.com.aulast_img read more

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Nicholas Thalassinos 52 amongst the San Bernardino shooting victims

first_imgMessianic Jew Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, one of 14 fatalities, had a heated debate with co-worker Syed Rizwan Farook two weeks before the fatal San Bernardino rampage.Jennifer Thalasinos said her husband Nicholas was a “very devout believer.”The couple, who met online and had been together for 14 years, were Messianic Jews. Nicholas Thalasinos wore tzitzit, traditional fringe tassels as well as a tie clip with the Star of David.“He became born again a couple of years ago and because of that I had a very strong faith,” she said, “so I know that he’s in a much better place.”He evangelized many, she said. “He wanted to serve the lord and bring more people to the lord.”Friends recalled him as man who was always willing for lend a hand.Thalasinos said her husband, a health inspector, worked with shooting suspect Syed Rizwan Farook. She said that he was aware Farook was Muslim, but had never mentioned that his co-worker had any extreme views. “If he would have … my husband would have had something to say.”“They got along,” she said. “As far as I know, [Syed] got along with everybody. That’s what’s so shocking.”Thalasinos said she had heard that before the shooting, there may have been an argument at the party. She described her husband as very outspoken about Islamic terrorism, with strong conservative politics.“I’m sure that he went down fighting and protecting people,” she said.Meanwhile, Thalasinos’ friend, Kuuleme Stephens, told The Associated Press that she happened to call him while he was working with Farook, and that he brought her into their debate, loudly declaring that Farook “doesn’t agree that Islam is not a peaceful religion.” She heard Farook counter that Americans don’t understand Islam, and Thalasinos responded by saying “I don’t know how to talk with him,” she said. Stephens said she didn’t sense any pending violence at the time, and it is not clear if their debates factored in the attack. Stephens said Thalasinos did not believe his co-worker would ever turn violent.However, Stephens said his grieving wife told her later Thursday to tell the media that she now “believes her husband was martyred for his faith and beliefs.” It wasn’t immediately clear why Jennifer Thalasinos came to that conclusion.Thalasinos’ last public Facebook post, written just hours before the shooting, mentioned receiving a threatening message related to Israel.Fourteen peaceful people died in the San Bernardino shooting. They lived in across Southern California, from Los Angeles and Orange counties, across the Inland Empire and in the San Bernardino Mountains that hover over the valley where the shooting occurred.Source: AP, LA Times, Times of Israel Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Lautomédication pratiquée par un Français sur deux

first_imgL’automédication pratiquée par un Français sur deuxD’après une étude réalisée en septembre dernier, un Français sur deux a recours à l’automédication. Une pratique essentiellement basée sur les conseils du pharmacien en qui 94% des sondés avoue avoir confiance.Ce n’est plus un secret désormais, les Français sont de grands consommateurs de médicaments. Mais le groupement de pharmaciens PHR qui dit représenter 11% des pharmacies a décidé d’en savoir plus sur cette pratique et a pour cela réalisé en partenariat avec Ifop un vaste sondage entre le 20 et 21 septembre dernier. Menée auprès d’un échantillon de 1.005 personnes représentatif de la population française âgée de 18 ans et plus, l’enquête a alors révélé un phénomène important : un Français sur deux avoue avoir recours à l’automédication. Une pratique qui passe ou non par les conseils du pharmacien. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Ainsi, un sondé sur deux indique acheter “souvent” ou “de temps en temps” des médicaments sans avoir consulté un professionnel de santé. Une proportion qui s’avère similaire concernant l’achat après avoir pris conseil auprès d’un pharmacien. En outre, 97% des sondés disent avoir “tout à fait” ou “plutôt” confiance en leur médecin généraliste, et 94% disent de même de leur pharmacien. Mais pour le renouvellement d’ordonnance ou les effets d’un médicaments, 27% et 28% des personnes sollicitent respectivement en priorité les pharmaciens. La consultation au médecin se révélant ainsi moins systématique, note l’étude.Par ailleurs, concernant les génériques, le pharmacien semble jouer un rôle important : 63% des sondés admettent accepter de remplacer le médicament prescrit par le médecin par un générique proposé en pharmacie. Dans la même lignée, ils sont 72% à être plutôt favorables au fait d’être conseillés et soignés par le pharmacien pour des petites pathologies (grippe, rhume) et ce, tout en étant remboursés. Justement à ce sujet, 76% des personnes estiment que les assurances complémentaires devraient prendre en charge le remboursement des médicaments déremboursés, et 76% le remboursement d’actions de prévention telles que les consultations diététiques ou d’infirmières, les bilans et dépistages. Enfin, la majorité des personnes questionnées sur le sujet sont favorables à l’apparition de nouveaux services en pharmacie : 87% à la préparation de doses administratives et 75% à la livraison de médicaments à domicile. D’après le ministre de la Santé, des négociations devraient s’ouvrir sur un nouveau mode de rémunération des pharmaciens et un élargissement de leur mission “dans les prochaines semaines” avec l’assurance maladie. Le 14 octobre 2011 à 11:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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‘Krypton’ Series Season 2 Sneak Peek: Superman’s Home Planet Is at Stake

first_img Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend Stay on target Krypton, SYFY’s suspenseful series that follows the story of Superman’s grandfather, Seg-El, is returning for a second season. This time, Krypton, the Man of Steel’s home planet, is on the brink of civil war, as two clashing powers fight to set a foundation for future generations.Krypton Season 2, which premieres on June 12, takes off with this conflict, as Krypton’s fate becomes more uncertain and unstable. General Dru-Zod takes over Kandor and is ruthless with his vision for Krypton, while Seg-El realizes that he needs to be a hero to save his home planet from demise. Ahead of the Season 2 premiere, Geek.com briefly spoke with stars Cameron Cuffe (Seg-El) and Colin Salmon (General Dru-Zod) about their characters and how they will each play a role in Krypton’s fate.“Everything is at stake here. This is a battle for the soul of Krypton,” Cuffe told Geek.com. “Is this the beginning of a fascistic Intergalactic Kryptonian Empire, hell-bent on dominating the universe? Or will this planet grow into the peace-loving, egalitarian utopia that Val-El has always believed it could be? This is a civil war and both sides have everything to fight for.”Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El. (Photo Credit: Steffan Hill / SYFY)Seg-El, who is stuck in the Phantom Zone in Season 2, has to defend himself against some of DC Comics’ most powerful baddies, including Brainiac, Lobo, Doomsday, and Krypton’s new ruler, General Dru-Zod. The young man makes it his mission to fight the totalitarian regime of General Dru-Zod, who thinks this is one of the only ways to rebuild Krypton. General Dru-Zod is not only acting on the fly, but he might also know what’s to come for the vulnerable planet.Colin Salmon as General Dru-Zod. (Photo Credit: Steffan Hill / SYFY)“General Dru-Zod has seen the future. This gives him an insight into the weaknesses of the Universe and its population. He has seen his power under a yellow sun and knows he would be unassailable,” Salmon explained. “General Dru-Zod’s intelligence and grounding in science makes him a formidable opponent and difficult to influence. His singleminded drive to save Krypton at any cost is terrifying because that is literally not negotiable.”‘Krypton’ Season 2 (Photo Credit: SYFY)The clock is ticking for Krypton, as General Dru-Zod tries to execute his power and Seg-El has to prevent a potentially flawed order from damaging his home planet.“In an all-out war, hubris and arrogance are not good bedfellows,” Salmon adds. “The divisions left by this conflict may last for generations and could destabilize Krypton’s future and undermine its opportunity to become the Universal power General Dru-Zod wants it to be.”Except, Seg-El knows that there’s more to his image than a cape, symbols, and family heritage, it’s about saving the people of Krypton before it’s too late.“Seg-El in Season 2 a stronger, more determined and more mature character. The boy has become a man, and whilst he is still the roguish underdog that people will remember from Season 1, he has a better understanding of his place in all this,” Cuffe explained. “The mission matters more to him than ever. Equally, his relationships matter more to him, too. Seg-El is never alone in the fight to save Krypton.”Krypton Season 2 premieres on SYFY on Wednesday, June 12.More on Geek.com:11 Superheroes Who Became Villains‘Avengers: Endgame’ Director Says This One Scene Made Him CrySteven Spielberg Is Writing a ‘Super Scary’ Horror Serieslast_img read more

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Plans for WrestleMania 32 announcement per new report

first_img Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Rousey: First UFC Fight More Important Than Wrestlemania NWA President Billy Corgan announces their first television tapings from Atlanta Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Now Playing Up Next Facebook Twitter Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Brian Cage vs. Michael Elgin for the Impact World Title headlines tonight’s Slammiversary XVII Triple H WhatsAppcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next WWE is expected to announce on or around 1/19 that WrestleMania 32 will be held at AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) in Arlington, Texas according to a new report by Dave Meltzer this week. WWE will be holding a RAW taping that same night in Dallas.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Google+ WWE RAW Results – 7/1/19 (Extreme Rules build continues, Falls Count Anywhere match)last_img read more

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Regal Cinemas to offer 1 family movies over the summer

first_imgKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WSVN) — Regal Cinemas has announced the return of their Summer Movie Express tradition for 2017.As a part of the event, Regal Cinemas will be screening family films on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. for only $1.Theaters in both Broward and Miami-Dade will be participating in the event, which runs until Wednesday, Aug. 9.Films being screened over the summer include “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “The LEGO Batman Movie,” “Sing” and more.According to the Regal Entertainment Group, a portion of each ticket will go to assist the Will Rogers Institute, which promotes healthy living and works to fund research of cardiopulmonary diseases.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Search underway for Hialeah bank robber

first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Federal authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating the man who, they said, robbed a bank in Hialeah, Saturday morning.According to the FBI, the subject entered the Regions Bank branch at 4375 E. 4th Ave. just after 9:30 a.m. and demanded money from an employee.Officials said the robber fled the scene with an undisclosed sum of cash.There were customers inside the bank at the time, but no one was hurt.If you have any information on this bank robbery, call the FBI at (754) 703-2000 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Advocacy Group Monitors Air Quality At Local Schools Because Of Deer Park

first_imgAir Alliance HoustonAir Alliance Houston has about 10 monitors installed at schools in Greater Houston.The fallout from the petrochemical fire in Deer Park continues, with a breach in a dike wall containing the scorched tankers and more concern about air quality.Environmental advocates are working to install dozens of air quality monitors at schools in Houston Ship Channel communities, an effort they see as long-term.Air Alliance Houston has about 10 monitors at schools and in neighborhoods to track health hazards. But they’ve just received Friday 50 new monitors they plan to install at schools in Deer Park, Galena Park, Pasadena and other places, plus other quality hand-held monitors. Listen X Corey Williams, the alliance’s research and policy director, said that these new monitors can track the particulate matter created by fire and compounds related to benzene.“The smoke cloud that we all saw is kind of symptom — these particles will settle out of that smoke cloud over the coming days and over the coming weeks,” Williams said, adding how they settle depends on wind and other factors.“Our concern is they will come down and affect Houston area communities,” he said.Particulate matter from smoke can affect people’s hearts and lungs and aggravate asthma.Williams said that the petrochemical fire released a mix of volatile organic chemicals — not just the cancer-linked benzene — which react with sunlight to create ozone.“So, I don’t think it’s any coincidence that we’re having our first Ozone Action Day so soon after this incident,” he said.A map showing the data from the monitors can be viewed, here. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img Share 00:00 /00:50last_img read more

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Image reveals the 2DS is just one giant display behind its casing

first_imgThe 2DS is Nintendo’s attempt to grab a new audience of young gamers by making a handheld device that’s very hard wearing, but also cheaper to purchase than the 3DS or 3DS XL. In order to do that a few features have been cut, with the most noticeable being the total lack of 3D or a hinge to allow the device to close.Savings have been made internally, too. And it may surprise you to find the 2DS does not contain two displays, even though looking at the device suggests there are two. Nope, as predicted what Nintendo has done is to use one giant screen, but use the casing to block most of it from view.We know this because Rose Colored Gaming, who is well known for modding all kinds of gaming hardware, decided to remove the casing from a 2DS. You can see what was revealed in the image below:That is one big display, but why would Nintendo waste so much screen space? Well, it’s likely because such a setup works out cheaper than placing two separate displays and double the wiring and supporting components required to make them work. And lets face it, unless you decide to dismantle your 2DS, you’d never know.Another bonus of such a setup is it’s going to be easier to repair. Nintendo doesn’t need to keep stock of two different sized displays to switch out, they just take this one big panel out and put a new one in. Much simpler.What I would like to see is someone booting up the 2DS with the front casing removed. Is the hidden part of the display in any way lit up or has graphics from the game overflowing on to it? It would be amusing to find that was the case and that you could actually make a casing for slightly larger screens on your 2DS.last_img read more

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10 Products Changing the Business World

first_img Brought to you by PCWorld Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 4 min read Business tech is advancing rapidly, and a select group of products is leading the charge. So what’s new? Cloud-based office suites and file sharing, touchscreen tablets, and videoconferencing are at the forefront of today’s workplace transformation. If you’re looking for a quick productivity boost, consider the offerings described below.Google AppsWatch out, Microsoft Office. Google Apps, the search giant’s cloud-based productivity suite, is working its way into the business world. In addition, tools such as Google Voice enable small businesses to look bigger by giving them a single phone number that reaches multiple phones. New, affordable versions of the apps for government offices, as well as improved protection against phishing and malware threats, make Google Apps a worthy challenger to Microsoft’s venerable suite.DropboxThis popular share-and-sync online service is ridiculously easy to use. Simply place your files in a Dropbox folder on one computer, and they’re uploaded to a secure server. You can access your files from other Dropbox-equipped computers and mobile devices, too. The first 2GB of storage is free, and you can buy more.Apple iPadApple’s innovative tablet has turned out to be more than just a big iPod Touch. The iPad is entering the business world as more enterprises recognize its potential. Thousands of apps and an ergonomic touch interface make the iPad a winner. Even better, a smaller, camera-equipped model may arrive soon.DroboData Robotics’ series of easy-to-manage network storage devices are ideal for small and home offices, and they’re a hit with Mac users. A Drobo box is brain-dead simple to set up, and sharing files across a network is just as straightforward. Drobo’s SOHO sensibilities make it unique in offering storage for nontechies.Windows 7Windows Vista couldn’t persuade businesses to upgrade from Windows XP, but Windows 7 is having far greater success. True, Microsoft is forcing the issue by winding down its XP support, but Windows 7 does offer security advantages for enterprises. The folks in Redmond got it right this time. Hurrah!Samsung Galaxy TabSamsung’s sleek slate has blockbuster potential in the business world. The Galaxy Tab, with its 7-inch touchscreen, fills a void between smartphones and iPad-size tablets. Its starter OS, Android 2.2, really isn’t tablet-friendly, though; to shine brightly, the Galaxy Tab will need the upcoming Android 3.0.Apple iPhone 4The latest iPhone may not be perfect, but its clever innovations earned it a spot on our list of the top 10 phones nonetheless. Its front-facing camera and FaceTime video-chat app, for instance, could revolutionize corporate meetings, particularly if FaceTime beats the odds and becomes an industry standard. Business travel, we will miss you.HP Photosmart eStationThe detachable 7-inch Android tablet that comes with HP’s newest printer is grabbing headlines, but the real story is the printer itself: The Photosmart eStation has business-friendly benefits such as wireless connectivity and two-sided printing. The tablet lets you control the eStation remotely and print Web pages without a PC.Microsoft Office 2010Microsoft’s desktop office suite keeps getting better, although its Web-based counterpart is junk. Office 2010 offers numerous productivity perks, including a customizable “Ribbon” interface, better built-in graphics tools, and improved malware protection. And PowerPoint’s new Broadcast feature is great for displaying slideshows on remote clients’ computers.iGo Portable ProjectoriGo’s pocket-size projector is designed for Cisco’s Flip video cameras, but it will connect to laptops and smartphones, too. The $350 iGo projects videos at screen sizes up to 70 inches diagonally. It comes with an HDMI cable (mini-to-mini), and holds a MicroSD memory card (up to 32GB). The iGo ships in October. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global October 20, 2010 Register Now »last_img read more

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Run Net Framework 20 30 and 35 on Windows 10

first_imgRun .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 on Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on June 12, 2017 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 4 commentsSoftware programs that require the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 may not run by default on Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system.The same is true for Windows 8 machines, but not for Windows 7 or Windows Vista. We talked about fixing the issue on Windows 8 PCs back in 2012, and would like to provide you with information on handling this issue in Windows 10 today.The Microsoft .Net Framework is provided in different versions. While some versions replace others, this is not the case for all of them. This means, that you cannot just install the latest Microsoft .Net Framework version, .Net Framework 4.7 at the time of writing, and run any program that requires the framework using it.If a program requires an earlier version of the Microsoft .Net Framework, and here in particular the versions 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5, you will receive an error during installation. This error may be thrown during application installation, or after installation when you try to run the program.Windows might pick up on that automatically, but it is not a given that this is happening. If it happens, a window should be launched by the operating system that allows you to install the feature.If it does not, you are required to install the feature manually instead, or, and that is without doubt a possibility, remove the program from the system as you cannot run it. A third option would be to use virtualization to run it which may be the best option if the old .Net Framework version cannot be installed.Here is the quickest way to install the missing .Net Framework component on Windows 10:Tap on the Windows-key on your keyboard, type appwiz.cpl, and hit the Enter-key on the keyboard. This opens the Programs and Features Control Panel applet.Select Turn Windows features on or off on the left of the window.Locate the entry .Net Framework 3.5 (includes .Net 2.0 and 3.0), and place a checkmark in the box next to it. You don’t need to check the Windows Communication Foundation options that are sub-options of the main one.Click ok, and wait for Windows to add the new component to the system.Windows 10 might need to connect to Windows Update to download the .Net Framework 3.5 version to install it on the computer. You need to allow this connection to proceed.A restart is required to complete the installation.Installing the .Net Framework 3.5 manuallySometimes, using the “turn Windows features on or off” may not work. Maybe you are getting an error when trying to initiate the Windows Update download, or if there is no Internet connection.Note that you cannot just run the classic installers of the .Net Framework 3.5, but you can install the .Net Framework 3.5 from Windows 10 installation media.Insert the Windows 10 installation media in the DVD drive, mount it if you have an ISO image, or connect the USB flash drive to the PC.Make a mental note of the drive letter that is assigned to the media.Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd.exe, hold down the Ctrl-key and Shift-key, and hit the Enter-key to open an elevated command prompt window.Run the following command (replace the drive letter F with the drive letter on your PC): Dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:NetFX3 /All /Source:F:\sources\sxs /LimitAccessThis installs the Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5, which includes 2.0 and 3.0 as well, on the system directly from the installation media.Now You: Which .Net Framework versions do you have installed on your Windows PC?SummaryArticle NameRun .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 on Windows 10DescriptionFind out how to install the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0, 3.0 or 3.5 on PCs running Windows 10 if old programs require those particular versions.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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