first_imgA high end zone view of Neyland Stadium(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)One of the top JUCO recruits in the country has made his college decision. He’s headed to the SEC – but maybe not to the school everyone thought he would.Lakia Henry, the No. 1 JUCO linebacker, announced on Twitter this afternoon that he’s decided to commit to Tennessee. The stud defender committed to the Vols with offers from several other major programs.Multiple recruiting experts expected the standout linebacker to commit to Alabama.He’s a Volunteer now, though.Henry announced his decision on Twitter.His full announcement can be seen below:#GBO ??— Lakia Henry (@Lakia_henry_4) May 20, 2018The 6-foot-1, 227-pound linebacker is ranked the No. 3 JUCO recruit in the country by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He played this past season at Dodge City C.C.Henry is originally a Georgia native.Tennessee’s 2019 class is ranked the No. 15 class in the country.last_img read more

first_imgNational Shooting Trials: Mehuli Ghosh wins senior and junior women’s 10m air rifle titleMehuli Ghosh was the undoubted star of the day, winning the senior women’s 10m air rifle with a score of 252 over Madhya Pradesh’s Shreya Agrawal who finished with 251.2 to claim second place.advertisement Press Trust of India New DelhiSeptember 10, 2019UPDATED: September 10, 2019 22:31 IST Mehuli Ghosh won title in National Shooting Trials. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMehuli Ghosh won both the senior and junior women’s 10m air rifle title in the National Shooting TrialsAnhad Jawanda and Parul Kumar won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol and men’s 50m rifle 3 positions titleWorld number one and finals world record holder Apurvi Chandela of Rajasthan shot 229.3 to finish thirdMehuli Ghosh of West Bengal won both the senior and junior women’s 10m air rifle title in the National Shooting Trials (T6) here on Tuesday.Anhad Jawanda and Parul Kumar won the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol and men’s 50m rifle 3 positions title respectively at Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.Mehuli was the undoubted star of the day, winning the senior women’s 10m air rifle with a score of 252 over Madhya Pradesh’s Shreya Agrawal who finished with 251.2 to claim second place.World number one and finals world record holder Apurvi Chandela of Rajasthan shot 229.3 to finish third.In the junior women’s event, Mehuli’s victory was even more emphatic as her score of 252.2 was way ahead of Punjab’s silver medallist Khushi Saini’s total of 248.8.Madhya Pradesh came in third and fourth with Mansi Kathait and Shreya Agrawal finishing on scores of 227.5 and 205.8 respectively.Zeena Khitta of Himachal emerged victorious in the youth category of the same event with a finals score of 252.5.In the men’s 25m rapid fire pistol, Anhad shot 31 in the final to overcome Olympian and army marksman Gurpreet Singh, who shot 26. Thomas George of Kerala, who had topped the qualifiers on Monday, came in third with 23.In the junior men’s event, Vijayveer Sidhu of Chandigarh won with a finals score of 31. Adarsh Singh, who has been part of the senior India rapid fire team this year, finished second with 26 while Vijayveer’s twin Udhayveer won bronze with 25.Another recent India international Parul Kumar of the Air Force won the men’s 3 positions with a score of 458.3 in the finals. Satyendra Singh of the Army was second with 456.5 while another army man Chain Singh was third with 443.1.advertisementUpcoming talent Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar of Madhya Pradesh won the men’s junior 3 positions event with a finals score of 453.5.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Mehuli GhoshFollow National Shooting Trials Nextlast_img read more

first_imgMelbourne: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be the chief guest at this year’s Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, the festival organisers announced Thursday. Helmed by the Victorian government, Australia, the IFFM is back for its 10th edition in the cultural city and will celebrate “courage” as its central theme. Khan said he is honoured and delighted to accept the invitation. “An industry of our magnitude and diversity deserves to be celebrated with great passion and fervour, which is what the festival embodies. Also Read – ‘Will be acting till I die’ “I’m particularly pleased with the theme of the festival this year which is courage, an emotion that resonates with storytellers who really have the might to change the society and the world. I have had great memories of shooting for ‘Chak De! India’ in Melbourne and look forward to being back again, this time to celebrate Indian cinema,” the actor said in a statement. Khan will open the IFFM on August 8 along with the other festival guests and in the company of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and festival director Mitu Bhowmick Lange. Also Read – ‘Always looking for that one great love’ Andrews said he is looking forward to having the Indian actor as part of the festival. “This event has grown significantly over the past decade and with the extraordinary Shah Rukh Khan here, this year’s festival is shaping up to be the biggest and most exciting yet,” he said. “The Bollywood and Indian film industry is the biggest in the world and in addition to supporting this festival, we’ve announced a new Bollywood and Indian Cinema Attraction Fund to bring more film productions from India and the subcontinent to Victoria. Perhaps we’ll even lure Shah Rukh back to our shores again,” Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley added. Lange said the team is excited to host Khan in the city. “He’s truly an icon of Indian cinema internationally, a person millions and millions follow and look up to. We are looking forward to hosting Mr Khan in Melbourne,” she said. The festival will run through August 17.last_img read more

first_imgGrab a friend and meet Ashton Kutcher at City Summit during the weekend of the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. One lucky bidder will get a Meet and Greet with actor/entrepreneur at the Summit, taking place March 2-3.The winner and a friend will get VIP tickets and backstage passes to the Summit, plus get access to the pre-event VIP dinner on March 1, reserved up-front seating at the Summit and a fun VIP gift bag. Funds raised by the online auction will support City Gala. To learn more about the auction, please visit City Summit is a world class, socially conscious business acceleration experience. The Summit was founded by Ryan Long in order to give entrepreneurs the ability to connect with each other and advance their knowledge and partnerships in elite social circles.The City Summit and City Gala raise funds to support startup, nonprofit organizations. The vision is to advance a sense of community through humanitarian activities and events. This year’s City Gala will feature a live and online auction put on by CharityStars, the world’s most comprehensive fundraising platform and creator of AidCoin. Learn more or purchase tickets: speaker Ashton Kutcher is the co-founder of Grade-A Investments and the Thorn Foundation – a nonprofit that builds technology to defend children from sexual abuse.last_img read more

JAKARTA, Indonesia — More families of victims of the Lion Air crash in Indonesia are suing Boeing Co. after its chief executive apologized last week and said a software update for the MAX 8 jet would prevent further disasters.Family members and lawyers said Monday that CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s comment related to an automated flight system in a video statement last week was an admission that helps their cases.The anti-stall system is suspected as a cause of the Lion Air crash in December and an Ethiopian Airlines crash in March, which together killed 346 people.Families of 11 Lion Air victims said at a news conference they are joining dozens of other families in filing lawsuits against Boeing.The Associated Press read more

MONTREAL — Air Canada has signed an agreement with Drone Delivery Canada Corp. to help market and sell drone delivery services.Under the terms of the deal, Air Canada Cargo will market and sell drone delivery services across Canada.Air Canada Cargo has also agreed that it won’t use or engage with any other drone delivery service providers.The initial term of the agreement is for 10 years.Tim Strauss, vice-president of cargo at Air Canada, says drones have the potential to offer cost-effective solutions in non-traditional markets, including remote communities.Strauss is an independent member of the advisory board of Drone Deliver Canada.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSXV:FLT)The Canadian Press read more

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC says it won’t be reviewing the level of foreign ownership in Vancouver telecom company Telus Corp.The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has denied a request by new wireless competitor Wind Mobile to review Telus’s foreign ownership.The CRTC says it’s satisfied with Telus’s mechanisms to comply with foreign ownership requirements, which must not exceed 33.3%.The federal regulator also says it does not consider there to be sufficient evidence of non-compliance by Telus to warrant a review.When Globalive made the complaint last summer, Telus had reported that its foreign ownership was 32.6%.More recently, Telus said its foreign ownership had dropped to about 15%, largely due to a U.S.-based hedge fund selling a chunk of its stake in the company.Telus spokesman Shawn Hall said Wednesday the decision verifies that Telus’s foreign ownership controls are effective.“The issue that Globalive put forward simply didn’t exist,” Hall said.Toronto-based Globalive is the parent company of wireless carrier Wind Mobile. The regulator said Wind Mobile failed to demonstrate that Telus’s board of directors had any reason to question information received about the level of foreign ownership.“Further, the commission is satisfied that Telus’s mechanisms for ensuring its compliance are consistent with the provisions and requirements established in the regulations,” the CRTC said in its decision.Telus has said its foreign ownership levels are measured daily and it’s a manual count of all shareholders.Telus had argued that Globalive had used reports from Broadridge Financial Solutions, which uses postal or zip codes from where account statements are mailed, rather than the actual citizenship of the owner to determine foreign ownership levels.The CRTC said that Wind Mobile noted that Broadridge reports didn’t provide conclusive evidence of non-compliance with foreign ownership, but the smaller telecom company had argued the reports raised questions about how Telus met foreign ownership requirements.The CRTC said that Broadridge reports do not use residential addresses of shareholders and that both parties had acknowledged that.The Canadian Press read more

VANCOUVER — Home sales and average prices rose in B.C. in September, according to the latest figures from the British Columbia Real Estate Association.It says a total of 8,340 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service during the month, an increase of 9.9 per cent from the same period last year.Total sales amounted to $5.8 billion, up 30.2 per cent from September 2016, and the average MLS residential price was $693,774, up 18.5 per cent.Year-to-date, the dollar value of B.C. residential sales was down 12.8 per cent to $57.6 billion, when compared to this time last year.The BCREA also says residential unit sales declined 13 per cent year-to-date to 81,608 units while the average price was down 0.2 per cent to $705,501.Cameron Muir, the association’s chief economist, says B.C. home sales rose nearly five per cent from August on a seasonally adjusted basis.“Total active listings on the market continue to trend at 10-year lows in most B.C. regions, limiting unit sales and pushing home prices higher,: he said.“While the economic fundamentals support elevated housing demand, rising home prices are eroding affordability, particularly for first-time buyers.” read more

Strong female actors took over Sunday afternoon’s red carpets on day four of the Toronto International Film Festival.Melissa Raftis was in Toronto and spoke to Jessica Chastain and Reese Witherspoon.She also caught up with Ger Duany and the director of “The Good Lie” Philippe Falardeau.

BANGKOK — Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Monday as investors kept a wary eye on tensions with Iran and on prospects for a resolution of the tariffs war between China and the U.S.The Shanghai Composite index skidded 1.0% to 2,977.00, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 0.8% to 26,236.64 after yet another weekend of violent protests.Fosun Tourism Group, the biggest shareholder in Thomas Cook, fell 4.4% in Hong Kong after the 178-year-old British tour company filed for bankruptcy. Bookings for more than 600,000 global vacationers were cancelled Monday as a result. Shanghai-based Fosun International dropped 1.2%.Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority said Thomas Cook’s four airlines would be grounded and its 21,000 employees in 16 countries, including 9,000 in the UK, will lose their jobs.In South Korea, the Kospi was flat at 2,091.70, while the S&P ASX 200 in Sydney advanced 0.3% to 6,749.70. Shares fell in Taiwan and in Southeast Asia.India’s Sensex continued a rally that began Friday with an announcement of fresh tax incentives for businesses. It climbed 3.3% to 39,255.91. Tokyo’s markets were closed for a holiday.Wall Street ended last week with losses, snapping a 3-week winning streak for the S&P 500 after reports emerged that Chinese officials cancelled a planned trip to farms in Montana and Nebraska.That sparked concern that trade talks due to resume next month might be in trouble after U.S. and Chinese envoys met last week for preliminary discussions to lay the groundwork for later, more formal negotiations.President Donald Trump’s remarks to reporters Friday that he wants a complete deal with China and won’t accept one that only addresses some differences between the two nations added to the unease.However, officials said the talks would go ahead next month, somewhat alleviating that concern.The S&P 500 fell 0.5% to 2,992.07 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.6%, to 26,935.07.The Nasdaq lost 0.8% to 8,117.67, weighed down by declining technology sector stocks. The Russell 2000 index of smaller company stocks slid 0.1% to 1,559.76.Oil prices rose after Trump, arriving in New York for the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, said he intended to seek support for a coalition to confront Iran after the U.S. blamed it for last week’s strike on a Saudi Arabian oil facility.Iran’s president on Sunday urged Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran. He criticized a new U.S.-led coalition patrolling the region’s waterways as nationwide parades showcased the Islamic Republic’s military arsenal.Hassan Rouhani also promised to propose a regional peace plan at this week’s UN meetings.The U.S. alleges Iran carried out the Sept. 14 attack on Saudi Aramco’s largest oil processor, which caused oil prices to spike by the biggest percentage since the 1991 Gulf War. While Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels claimed the assault, Saudi Arabia says it was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.”For its part, Iran denies being responsible and has warned any retaliatory attack targeting it will result in an “all-out war.”With all that percolating, U.S. crude oil added 62 cents to $58.71 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, it lost 10 cents to $58.09 a barrel.Brent crude, the international standard, picked up 70 cents to $63.90 per barrel.In currency trading, the dollar was at 107.74 Japanese yen, up from 107.55 yen on Friday. The euro slipped to $1.1015 from $1.1020.Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press read more

Football, like the other major American sports, has its annual all-star game, where the finest players from each conference square off against each other. While many of these other all-star games don’t resemble actual games in effort or competitiveness either, there’s something especially excruciating about the NFL’s Pro Bowl. The Pro Bowl, which has been around in its current format since 1970, is met with a huge amount of criticism from fans and players every year. The complete and total lack of defense seems to be one of the primary reasons for criticism. While a shootout in football can be a lot of fun to watch, seeing the best defensive players in the NFL jog and make a minimal effort to actually stop the other team is not very thrilling. With final scores in recent years of 59-41, 55-41, and 41-34, watching long completion after long completion gets very stale. The defensive players in this game are consistently more concerned with staying healthy and enjoying a vacation in Hawaii than playing well and winning. Another point of critique is the number of undeserving players. Due to injuries, players opting not to participate, players on Super Bowl-bound teams not being able to play or faulty fan votes, the star power is not always there. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has spoken over the past year about the possibility of the Pro Bowl being eliminated if the quality does not improve. It does not seem likely that the NFL would get rid of this event, however. Even with an 8 percent drop in the ratings in last year’s game, it still drew a 7.9 rating, the highest of any of the all star games, according to USA Today. Here are some suggestions to spice up the Pro Bowl a little and make the entire event a little more bearable to watch. 1. Saturday events – Much like the NBA and MLB do, make a weekend out of the event. The NBA’s All-Star Saturday, which includes the Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout is just as popular as the game itself, while the MLB’s Home Run Derby is a classic fixture of the all-star game. The NFL can pursue a similar tradition, showcasing its best talent. Quarterback accuracy and distance competitions, sprint contests, bench press contests and kicking competitions can all be events that are a lot of fun to watch and show off the best talent the NFL has to offer. 2. NFL awards show – The awards, such as MVP, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, etc. come out around that time. Why not make a show out of it? This can also take place on the Saturday before the game, immediately following the All-Star events. 3. Rotating locations – It’s understandable that the NFL holds the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii as an incentive for the players to attend, but it’s time to take the show on the road. Following the model of the other sports, the Pro Bowl should be in a different city every year. That would give it a fresh spin every year and would be a thrill for fans to see their hometown players, along with the other stars of the NFL. 4. Move it back to after the Super Bowl – In 2009, the NFL decided to move the date of the Pro Bowl from the weekend before the Super Bowl, instead of the weekend after. This idea did make some sense, as many fans are burned out from football after the season ends. However, it’s pretty easy to assume that some of the best players will be in the AFC and NFC championships. Between the Ravens and 49ers, which will be competing in this year’s Super Bowl, there are 13 players on the Pro Bowl roster who will have to miss the game. That’s just too many stars to have to play the game without. 5. Make it a winner-take-all cash format – This is just to give the players some incentive to actually put some effort in. Currently, there is a small difference in the amount of winnings for the winners compared to the consolation for the losers, but this difference is just a fraction of their total salaries. Add the total amount the NFL would be giving to both the winners and losers, and give it all to the winners. It still wouldn’t be a ton of money for these players, but at the very least it would inspire them to try. 6. No more fan vote – This is a complaint seen in the all-star games of every sport, but there really is absolutely no reason why the starters shouldn’t simply be the players that deserve it. Instead of the flashy, big market names that are being voted into the starting lineup every year by the fans, have a true, unbiased coaches vote to decide who will be representing their conference. While the Pro Bowl is at the end of the day an exhibition game that will never resemble an actual NFL game, there is no reason why it needs to keep its same awful format. It is not expected that these players give it their all weeks after their season ended, but it would be nice if the NFL at least gives the fans something to enjoy. As long as there’s an NFL logo on it, people will watch, but the league needs to explore ways to reward their loyal fans a little more. read more

OSU senior quarterback Braxton Miller. Credit: Courtesy of OSUWhen Urban Meyer named the Ohio State football captains for the 2014 season, he seemed to set the tone for the rest of the year.Despite being out for the season, senior quarterback Braxton Miller was voted a captain by his teammates for the second season in a row. He headlined the list of five players who will lead the Buckeyes on the field.Coach Meyer said Miller was a “high vote getter” and the team will try bring him along when it travels as often as possible.“He’d be one of the 70 (players to go on the trip) if he can go. He won’t be able to go this time because of his (shoulder), but there will be times we have to make that decision,” Meyer said of Miller, who is currently in Florida to meet with Dr. James Andrews for shoulder surgery. Meyer said his surgery is scheduled for Tuesday.The other four players, all seniors, include cornerback Doran Grant, linebacker Curtis Grant, defensive lineman Michael Bennett and tight end Jeff Heuerman.Doran Grant, the only returning starter in the Buckeye secondary, has had impressive spring and fall camps, Meyer said Aug. 16, adding that Grant was playing like an all-Big Ten conference corner.Curtis Grant struggled for most of his Buckeye career to crack the starting lineup as he was constantly battling for time against former Buckeye Ryan Shazier, but then was eventually replaced by former converted fullback Zach Boren because of lack of production.Despite that, he’s emerged as a starter and team captain for the Buckeyes this year because he’s been putting the team first, junior linebacker Joshua Perry said.“Curtis has been here for a few years and he has tried a lot of different things to be successful and some of them have worked better than others,” Perry said. “This year his mentality was to be a guy who is about the team and to help everybody in our unit out. I think by doing that, that made him a better overall player and leader.”Meyer also made a point of singling out Curtis Grant, who has started 13 games in his Buckeye career.“That’s one of the great things about what we do for a living is to see young people grow up, and boy, has Curtis Grant done a nice job,” he said Monday.Bennett, who has remained a model of consistency at OSU, is coming off of a season in which he started 13 games and recorded seven sacks.Bennett is the fourth Buckeye from Centerville High School in Centerville, Ohio, to be named an OSU captain along with now-ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit (1992), Cincinnati Bengals kicker Mike Nugent (2004) and Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (2005). All three went on to be named team-MVP at the end of the year.He has played 34 games so far in his Buckeye career.Rounding out the captains is Heuerman, who, like Miller, is coming off of an offseason injury.Meyer said that although Heuerman still isn’t 100 percent healthy, he anticipates the tight end will play in the opener against Navy.The senior from Naples, Fla., recorded a career-best season in 2013 with 26 catches for 466 yards and four scores.The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Navy Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

first_imgvia YouTube/Flickr/Creative Commons 2. ToffypopsEven if these were purchased, they would last for approximately 6 minutes after the Big Shop.3. Pink wafersIrish mammies would never buy something so unnaturally coloured (apart from Kia Ora and gravy granules of course).Also, how lucky was this person? A pink wafer birthday cake… aka THE DREAM!via Flickr/Creative Commons/TwoKingsConfections4. Iced ringsAgain with the garish colours.via Tumblr5. ViscountsThese were wrapped in foil and therefore SUPER fancy. In a cruel twist of irony, they are now often spotted in the bargain sections of overpriced convenience stores.How the mighty have fallen. IT’S FRIDAY AFTERNOON, and you deserve a treat.How about a nice sit down, a cup of tea, and a packet of what we like to call “going out biscuits”. You know the ones: traditionally brought out for visitors or special occasions, usually with some kind of chocolate or jam adornment or even (gasp) covered in foil.The very ones your mam would never buy you…1. Jammy DodgersAccording to one DailyEdger these were:ALL I WANTED!center_img 6. The holy trinityKimberley, Mikado and Coconut Creams. You might get these on your birthday, or if there were visitors coming over.YouTube/JacobsLoveBiscuits7. Jaffa CakesFull moon, half moon, total ‘clipse!via Bengy16648. Any biscuits in a tinOpening biscuits that are in a tin if it’s not Christmas or a visitor-filled Sunday afternoon remains a travesty to this day.And as for going for the nice ones in the second layer… YOU SIT ON YOUR HANDS!And as for the biscuits she would definitely would buy…1. Rich TeaSo very beige.2. DigestivesThe beige brother of the Rich Tea. Smells like fake tan.via Cakecuccino 3. GaribaldiBiscuits with squashed flies in them. Sick and wrong.via Wikimedia Commons4. Bourbon creamsYour ma would try to convince you these were fancy. They were not.5. Fig rollsSure these were almost fruit.Tell us about your biscuit fantasies in the comments… This unlikely animal friendship will make your heart explode with sheer joy>12 reasons why Carlton and Will were the best TV friendship ever>last_img read more

first_imgFive people were injured on Sunday when Golden Dawn attacked an anti-establishment, anarchist club in the Piraeus suburb of Keratsini. According to reports, up to seven people, whose faces were covered by helmets, broke into ‘Favela Free Social Centre’ shortly after 7.00 pm, shouting “you’re going to die” and “this is Piraeus”, proceeding to hit the attending members using iron bars and torches. The assailants smashed windows and furniture and chanted the slogan “Blood – Honour – Golden Dawn”. No arrests have been reported.Specifically, according to eyewitnesses, the attackers, who were wearing helmets and chanting slogans in support of the extreme-right party, smashed their way into the ‘Favela’ Free Social Centre shortly after 7.00 pm, screaming “you are going to die” and indiscriminately hitting those gathered there for a weekly meeting using torches and iron bars.Two of the injured were transferred to the hospital, one of which, Eleftheria Tompatzoglou, is among the legal team representing the family of the late Pavlos Fyssas at the ongoing trial against the neo-nazi party. Fyssas, also known as Killah P, was an anti-fascist activist and rapper who was stabbed to death by Golden Dawn member Giorgios Roupakias at Keratsini on 17 September. The murder is alleged to be part of a series of violent attacks by the nazi gang, mostly against migrant workers in the port city suburbs. The investigation led to  the prosecution of dozens of Golden Dawn members, some of which are elected in the Parliament on a wide range of charges, not least among them participation in a criminal organisation. The anti-establishment group recounted the incident on their Facebook page, stating: “When we opened the centre this afternoon for our weekly meeting, we were attacked by a group of Golden Dawn members with iron bars, helmets and flares. The space got damaged and people present were injured. We refute all the ridiculous reports that circulate in the media that explosives were found at the location and that our members’ homes have been under investigation. A longer statement will follow. This will not remain unanswered. We are not afraid of such attacks!”Eleftheria Tompatzoglou also referred to her injury on her Facebook profile, posting: “They thought that they would stop us, judging by themselves and by the other coward little people that are following them. But what they don’t know and will never understand is that we are not the same. They don’t know that instead of scaring us, they making us tighter. They don’t know that our decision to run a free space in Piraeus is a conscious political decision that we will support till the end. They don’t know that as long as we are standing, we will fight for a society of equality and solidarity. They don’t know that Piraeus is ours. And what they certainly don’t know is that yesterday they broke the wrong heads.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgAlerte pollution aux particules fines en Ile-de-France, Lorraine et PicardieL’agence régionale de contrôle de la qualité de l’air a déclaré l’alerte à la pollution aux particules fines sur Paris. La Lorraine et la Picardie sont également touchées par le phénomène qui devrait se maintenir jusqu’à lundi. La météo et le manque de vent empêchent ces particules de se disperser.Attention pollution ! Les agences de contrôle de qualité de l’air et la préfecture de police ont placé l’Ile-de-France en alerte dimanche pour cause de pollution aux particules fines. Selon l’AFP, le seuil critique de 80 microgrammes de particules fines de moins de 10 micromètres par m3 sur 24 heures a été franchi et l’alerte court jusqu’à lundi. Également touchée, la Lorraine est toujours concernée par cette alerte même si la pollution est retombée sous le seuil d’alerte. La Picardie est aussi concernée.Le froid, le temps sec et le manque de vents explique que les particules se dispersent moins que la normale. Durant cette alerte, il est recommandé de ne pas utiliser de voiture diesel sans filtre à particule et de ne pas faire de feu de cheminée. Les personnes sensibles doivent éviter les efforts physiques importants à l’extérieur.Le 31 mars 2013 à 16:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently discussed her Green New Deal and why “farting cows” are a problem for the environment on Showtime’s Desus & Mero TV show.On Thursday, Desus Nice and The Kid Mero asked Ocasio-Cortez to explain “cow farts” and why they came up in Green New Deal conversations, The New York Post reported.“In the deal, what we talk about, and it’s true, is that we need to take a look at factory farming, you know? Period. It’s wild, Ocasio-Cortez said on the show.“It’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But, it’s to say, listen, we got to address factory farming,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real.”Ocasio-Cortez then concluded with how our decisions impact environmental progress: “But, we have to take a look at everything, and what we need to realize is that climate change is about every choice that we make in our lives.”‘You say you love your children, but you are destroying our future.’Our sea levels are rising.Droughts are worsening.Wildfires are spreading.Storms are coming.There’s precious little time left.We must mobilize our economy around a #GreenNewDeal before it’s too late.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 16, 2019On Feb. 7, Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal proposal to the House of Representatives, which suggested that the federal government tackle climate change with the following initiatives: achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through fair transitions for communities and workers, create millions of high-wage jobs that ensure the economic prosperity for U.S. citizens, and secure clean air and water, climate and community resiliency, and a sustainable environment for future generations.More on Slams Tech Companies Over Climate Denial ConferenceClimate Change Will Affect the Color of Oceans, Study SaysAustralian Rodent Becomes First ‘Climate Change Extinction’ Stay on target Amazon Employees Join Sept. 20 Global Climate WalkoutResearchers Transform CO2 Into Liquid Fuel last_img read more

Michael Jacksons Off The Wall For The Record

first_img Email Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ | For The Record Go back to the disco era and relive the emergence of the classic album’s fresh R&B fusionPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Jul 12, 2018 – 3:08 pm In 1979 the emerging disco genre produced amazing R&B crossover hybrids, many of them recognized at the 22nd GRAMMY Awards, the first and only year in which the Best Disco Recording category was awarded. Into this esteemed mix, after meeting on the set filming The Wiz, Michael Jackson and producer Quincy Jones dropped Off The Wall on Aug. 10. Facebook Twitter Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ | For The Record michael-jacksons-wall-record News NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 12, 2018 – 3:08 pm Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ | For The Record The challenge for Jackson and Jones was to make the right creative experiments, including Jackson writing songs and producing them and collaborations with Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder. The band Heatwave had already been nominated for GRAMMYs for songs such as their funk-disco hit “Boogie Nights.” Jones reached out to their keyboard player and songwriter Rod Temperton and he submitted three compositions that Jackson featured on the album — its title track, “Rock With You” and the album’s closer, “Burn This Disco Down.”Musicians playing on the album included Patti Austin, George Duke and David Foster, who also co-wrote a track. Lead engineer was the legendary Bruce Swedien and Ed Cherney was one of his assistants. All of these musical geniuses went on to further greatness in the years that followed their participation in Jackson’s fifth studio album. After working on Off The Wall, the five of them went on to win a combined 27 GRAMMYs.The unprecedented splash when Off The Wall  hit shelves pushed two hits to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 — “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Rock With You” — and another two at No. 10 — “Off The Wall” and “She’s Out Of My Life.” This was the first time an album by a solo artist had ever notched four hits in the Top 10.Arguably the pinnacle track of the set was “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.” Jackson’s composition of the song began in his Encino, Calif., kitchen as something he couldn’t stop humming as he went through the day. He had to convince his mother the title was not just about sex, and luckily he did. The track earned Jackson his first career GRAMMY win for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male at the 22nd GRAMMYs.In addition to its GRAMMY win, in 2008 Off The Wall was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame along with Jackson’s follow-up album Thriller. He also earned the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for his transformative contributions to the music community in 2010, most of which started with this seminal record in 1979.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read morelast_img read more

first_img Apple Post a comment Share your voice Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it reading • Alexa privacy fears spark questions for Amazon in Europe • See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? 0 Tags Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is drawing scrutiny from regulators. Chris Monroe/CNET A European privacy watchdog is scrutinizing Amazon over its handling of personal data collected through Alexa voice recordings, according to Reuters. The privacy regulator for the country of Luxembourg, where Amazon has its European headquarters, asked the US tech giant to provide information about Alexa, though it didn’t specify why.Last year Europe introduced strict new privacy legislation — the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR — and any companies handling data of European citizens must ensure they abide by the new rules to avoid facing massive fines. Because Luxembourg plays host to Amazon’s European HQ, it’s up to the country’s national data protection regulation to ensure that the company is complying with the GDPR.Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is embedded in a variety of products, including phones, speakers and even clocks, to let you control almost your whole smart home with your voice. But critics have raised concern that voice assistants from companies including Amazon, Apple and Google can be triggered accidentally and listen into and record private conversations.Recent revelations have also shown that these companies rely on human workers to manually review recorded snippets for quality control or to help develop new features. These practices have raised major privacy concerns for consumers, and could also risk the companies falling foul of privacy laws.Amazon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, but a spokeswoman told Reuters that the company lets customers opt out of having their voice recordings added to a pool for manual review. This is a new option, which Amazon introduced last week. Apple and Google made similar changes around the same time.”We take customer privacy seriously and continuously review our practices and procedures,” an Amazon spokesperson said when introducing the new opt-out feature. “We’ll also be updating information we provide to customers to make our practices more clear.” Security Tech Industry Alexa Amazon Privacy Google Applelast_img read more

first_imgFormer state Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Fairbanks, on Dec. 21, 2010. Kelly died Dec. 7, 2016, as a solo pilot in a plane crash 17 miles southeast of Fairbanks. (Creative Commons photo by James Brooks)A funeral service for Mike Kelly, former Fairbanks State Legislator and Golden Valley Electric Association Chief, is being held today. The service was held at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Kelly died Dec. 7 in a small plane crash south of Fairbanks.Listen NowA preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report issued Monday said Kelly was testing his plane after the single engine aircraft had undergone maintenance.  It said the technician who performed the work told investigators that he installed generators, skis, a new throttle cable and alternator on the Bellanca Citabria prior to the test flight. The technician also told investigators the aircraft’s transponder had been removed for repair prior to the flight. The NTSB report said additional testing of components of the recovered aircraft is pending.last_img read more