COACH To Host StarStudded Party To Benefit NYCs High Line

first_imgCOACH is to host the third annual star-studded Summer Party on NYC’s unique High Line.Among the stars expected to attend are Zachary Quinto, Anna Kendrick, Zosia Mamet, Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson, Aidy Bryant, Vanessa Bayer, Mia Moretti. Music will be supplied by DJ KISS.Guest will be amazed with the transformation of the Chelsea Market Passage which will be turned into a vintage inspired Carnival featuring games, fortune tellers, jugglers, magicians, and much more.100% of proceeds from the ticketed event go to the maintenance andoperations of the High Line, thanks to generous underwriting of the event by COACH.WHERE: High Line Entrance on 14th Street and 10th Avenue Red Carpet to be held at bottom of stairsWHEN: Tuesday, June 11th 7:00 pm – 10:00 pmlast_img read more

Cameron Bailey Appointed CoHead of TIFF

first_imgImage courtesy of TIFF, Photo by Matt Barnes Advertisement Facebook “Piers has done a remarkable job during his tenure as Director & CEO and Artistic Director before that,” continued Tory.  “We are indebted to him for the vision and strategy – and the elegance he brought to the role.”“I have tremendous respect for Cameron and his longstanding contribution to TIFF’s success,” said Piers Handling. “His passion and vision for the future of the organization underlines his deep leadership skills. It gives me great comfort to know TIFF is in such good hands.”“I’ve been fortunate to work alongside Piers for so many years. We programmed Canadian films together, we made our first programming trip to Burkina Faso together and we’ve spent countless hours working out how best to engage audiences with the power of film,” said Cameron Bailey. “I am honoured to be entrusted with guiding the future of TIFF.”A search committee of the Board of Directors has been working with Caldwell Partners to identify candidates for the Managing Director & Co-Head role.  The search is international in scope and is expected to result in an announcement prior to this September’s Festival.Social Media:Twitter:  @TIFF_NETFacebook: Advertisement Twittercenter_img TORONTO — The Board of Directors of TIFF announced today the appointment of Cameron Bailey to the newly created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head of TIFF.  The role is a promotion and expansion of Bailey’s current position of Artistic Director, which he has held since 2012. Prior to that, Bailey held the role of Festival Co-Director from 2008-2012. Bailey will report directly to the Board of Directors effective October 1, 2018.Since CEO Piers Handling’s announcement last July that the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival would be his last, the TIFF Board engaged in a process for CEO transition, including a review of the organization’s current structure. After their assessment, the Board decided on a two-headed structure for TIFF, with one position (Bailey’s) focused on the artistic direction of the organization, and the other, Managing Director & Co-Head, focused on the business and revenue optimization. These two positions will work closely together to set the tone and lead the organization, bringing the new strategic plan to life.  They will both report directly to the Board of Directors.“With a five year strategic plan for TIFF launched this year, and more changes on the horizon for our industry, we believe a two-headed structure is right for the future success of TIFF,” explained Jennifer Tory.  “Cameron is a film industry veteran who has earned a reputation for discerning, expansive curation since joining TIFF as a programmer in 1990. Combined with his accomplishments as TIFF’s Artistic Director,  we have full confidence in his vision for the direction of the organization.” Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Piano duo tickles ivories at Friday concert

ENCORE! Professional Concert Series presents the Fung Chiu Duo at the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre on Friday.In this performance, Janelle Fung and Philip Chiu come together to present a concert that challenges the traditional boundaries of piano with four hands.Tickets are $28.50 for adults and $22.50 for seniors and students. Tickets are available for $5 for high schools students as part of the eyeGo program.Show starts at 7:30 p.m.For information or tickets, call the Centre for the Arts box office at 905-688-5550, ext. 3527 or email read more

CannTrust says goods returned by Alberta government cannabis firm worth 13M

The Canadian Press This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Sept. 19, 2019.Companies in this story: (TSX:TRST) VAUGHAN, Ont. — CannTrust Holdings Inc. says its products being returned by Alberta government’s cannabis wholesaler and online retailer total about $1.3 million.The Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis agency announced the move on Wednesday after Health Canada suspended CannTrust’s licences to produce and sell pot.The company says that under the terms of its agreement, the goods may be returned for any reason and it will be responsible for the cost of the goods and all expenses related to the return. CannTrust noted that Health Canada has not ordered a recall in respect of any of the company’s products.In July, the AGLC placed a hold on its inventory of CannTrust products as a precautionary measure as the federal regulator investigated allegations of unlicensed growing at the company’s Pelham, Ont., greenhouse.CannTrust disclosed this week it received a notice from Health Canada indicating its authority to produce cannabis, other than cultivating or harvesting existing lots or batches, and to sell pot, had been suspended.The Ontario government’s cannabis wholesaler and retailer said in August it was returning products valued at roughly $2.9 million to CannTrust. read more

Unity and action needed to counter expanding threat from ISIL Security Council

Jeffrey Feltman, the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, also urged strengthening the operational and legal framework needed to choke off ISIL’s funding, in the first-ever briefing to the Council on UN counter-terrorism efforts against ISIL and its affiliates. The meeting follows a December 2015 Council session of world Finance Ministers that requested a “strategic level” report from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the issue.“Despite global efforts to counter through military, financial and law enforcement measures, and the substantial losses inflicted upon ISIL, the group continues to pose one of the major challenges of our time to international peace and security,” Mr. Feltman told the Council.Highlighting some of the report’s key findings, he explained that ISIL’s emergence has been facilitated by the protracted conflicts and instability in Iraq and Syria, as well as the weakening of State institutions and the inability of the States to exercise effective control over territory and borders. The group, also known as Da’esh, which has benefited from a flow of financial resources and its ties with transnational organized criminals, is expanding its operations to other regions.“In the face of this common threat, I would like to echo the Secretary-General’s call to unity and action, including in finding political solutions to the conflicts in Syria and Libya, and assure you that the United Nations is committed to supporting Member States’ efforts,” said Mr. Feltman.Describing ISIL’s global expansion strategy, he said its operations across West and North Africa, the Middle East and South and South-east Asia, as well as the increasing number of terrorist groups pledging allegiance to its cause and the substantial flow of foreign terrorist fighters from around the world, are a source of major concern.He went on to note that ISIL continued to perpetuate appalling human rights abuses against populations under its control, including mass executions, widespread torture, amputations, ethno-sectarian attacks, sexual violence, enslavement and systematic recruitment and abuse of children.“The situation has led to a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented proportions,” he said, pointing out that in Syria alone, some 12 million people have been forced to flee their homes and more than 13.5 million people need humanitarian assistance.The report further analyzes ISIL’s finances, highlighting the group’s capacity to mobilize vast resources rapidly and effectively, he said. Its main sources of financing include the exploitation of oil and other natural resources, “taxing,” confiscation and the looting of archaeological sites, as well as external donations and use of the Internet and social media to raise funds.Noting that ISIL’s attraction for potential recruits continues unabated, he said an estimated 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters are actively engaged with it and associated groups. ISIL sympathizers, acting alone or in small cells, had effectively expanded the geographical scope and complexity of their attacks in the second half of 2015, as had been seen in the attacks carried out in Paris, Beirut and Jakarta.While the report stresses that primary responsibility for countering the threat of ISIL lay with Member States, the UN and other international organizations have a critical role to play in supporting their efforts and had already undertaken a number of measures in that regard. In the context of countering the financing of terrorism, Member States should ensure the timely exchange of information and financial intelligence, implement relevant Security Council resolutions, and strengthen their collaboration with private sector actors to address the threat.“The United Nations should support these efforts in a more comprehensive way, particularly in its field operations, including by enhancing its research on the nexus between ISIL and transnational organized crime, and stepping up technical assistance to build Member States’ capacities,” he added.In the third part of the report, he said, the Secretary-General provided a number of strategic responses for Member States and the United Nations in addressing the ISIL threat. They included examining the underlying political and socio-economic causes of relevant conflicts, particularly in Syria, and strengthening the operational and legal framework needed to choke off ISIL’s funding.Among other recommendations listed in the report, he said, were those relating to countering the financing of terrorism and recruitment while addressing violent extremism and radicalization, including through preventive efforts focused on education and youth. Member States should criminalize travel by foreign terrorist fighters, in accordance with relevant resolutions, and take measures to strengthen border-management regimes. read more

NORGE girls want to defend gold in Serbia

Norway handball ← Previous Story FRENCH HANDBALL HOSPITAL: Xavier Barachet to miss EHF EURO 2014? Next Story → EHF Cup: Fuchse Berlin with small lead travel to Brest Two times in a row golden Norwegian team, the world champion from Brazil gathering for the preparation for the defense of the world crown in Serbia. Head coach of the most successful selection in this century Icelander, Thorir Hergeirson, determine the composition of the national team for 2013 World Championship in which there are only two new names – Sana Solsberg and Veronika Kristiansen will debut at the matches of group C in Zrenjanin “Crystal Hall”.It is well known that a standard member of the first set, the left guard Christine Lunde Borgensen will not be on this Championship due to pregnancy.Goalkeepers: Katrine Lunde (Győri Audi ETO KC), Silje Solberg (Stabaek Handball)Playmakers: Stine Bredal Oftedal (Issy Paris), Karoline Dyhre Breivang ( Larvik HK), Anja Hammerseng- Edin ( Larvik HK)Left wings: Camilla Herrem (Byasen), Sanna Solberg (Stabaek Handball)Leftbacks: Ida Alstad (TTH), Veronica Kristiansen (Glasseverket), Mari Molid (Levanger HK)Right backs: Linn Jörum Sulland (Larvik HK), Nora Mörk (Larvik HK)Right wing: Linn Kristin Riegelhuth Koren( Larvik HK)Lineplayers: Isabel Blanco( Larvik HK), Heidi Löke (Győri Audi ETO KC)Norwegians will get their form for WWChat the traditional “Mobelringen Cup” in Drammen, where they will cross swords with the national teams of Russia, South Korea and the Netherlands from 29 November until the first of December. read more

FLIR iPhone case adds pocketsized thermal imaging

first_imgYour iPhone might be cool, but does it give you Predator-like heat vision? Not yet, but FLIR has developed a new sensor that’s small enough to cram into a clip-on caseIn terms of added bulk, FLIR’s creation is similar to the Thuraya SatSleeve, which converts an iPhone to a satellite phone. You probably wouldn’t want to leave it on your phone all the time, but it’s still a lot more convenient than lugging around a separate thermal imaging camera.The pocketable prototype was made possible by FLIR’s Quark module, which can capture images up to .3 megapixels. It’s a very efficient little unit, but FLIR supplies its own battery in the case so that it doesn’t drain your iPhone.When fitted with a 9mm lens, FLIR says the Quark is sharp enough to let you spot a person from a good distance away. Just how far? About the length of three football fields.Wondering when you’ll be able to get your hands on this bad boy? Don’t get too excited just yet. A device like what FLIR is showing off is probably going to be fairly expensive. At this point, it’s building these for military and commercial use.Still, as the Quark imaging core gets a little more mature and cheaper to manufacture it’s possible that the company will create something for the independent contractor or geeky DIY types. FLIR could shave a few bucks off the bottom line by offering a lower-resolution model, too, so maybe this will happen sooner than we think.last_img read more

Trump warns of constitutional crisis if Clinton elected

first_img By Garreth MacNamee Image: Evan Vucci Monday 31 Oct 2016, 7:04 PM Oct 31st 2016, 7:04 PM 122 Comments DONALD TRUMP HAS  warned that the United States would be plunged into a “constitutional crisis” should Hillary Clinton win next week’s election.“Hillary is likely to be under investigation for a very long time,” the Republican told supporters in Grand Rapids, Michigan as he seized on revelations that the FBI was studying newly-discovered emails that may shed light on Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state.“She’s unfit and unqualified to be the president of the United States,” Trump said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Share191 Tweet Email Image: Evan Vucci Trump warns of ‘constitutional crisis’ if Clinton elected The businessman said the American people would be subjected to the scenario of a commander-in-chief facing criminal charges. 26,008 Views Short URL Her election would mire our government and our country in a constitutional crisis that we cannot afford.Trump, 70, said he believed that if Clinton were elected, the American people would be subjected to the unprecedented scenario of a commander-in-chief facing criminal charges.“We would have a criminal trial for a sitting president,” Trump said. FBI Director James Comey. Source: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/PAThe Republican’s attacks have grown more strident since FBI director James Comey dropped a bombshell by announcing that the bureau will study thousands of newly discovered emails, reportedly after agents seized a laptop used by Clinton’s close aide, Huma Abedin, and her now estranged husband Anthony Weiner.With Comey under withering fire from Democrats for making the announcement so close to election day, Trump embraced him for having “guts” to move as he did.“I really disagreed with him, I was not his fan,” said Trump, who had fiercely criticized Comey for deciding back in July not to recommend prosecution against Clinton for her private email use.“What he did (with his latest announcement), he brought back his reputation,” Trump said. Anthony Weiner alongside his wife Huma Abedin in New York, 2013. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe FBI’s renewed focus reportedly stems from a probe of Weiner, a disgraced former congressman who is under investigation over allegations he sent sexual overtures to a 15-year-old girl.“Thank you Huma. Good job Huma. Thank you Anthony Weiner,” Trump proclaimed, to a roar and applause by the crowd.Meanwhile the White House opted for caution in reacting to Comey, with spokesman Josh Earnest saying he would “neither defend nor criticize” the FBI director.Earnest described him as a “man of integrity” but also pointed to norms that “limit public discussion of facts that are collected in the context” of ongoing investigations.Read: Mother attacked by burglars in her home this morning >Read: Man tells gardaí “I’m so, so sorry” after being charged with sexual assault >last_img read more

Unstable future for The Belvedere

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The future of historic house The Belvedere is hanging by a thread. Brisbane City Council have refused an application by the Greek Orthodox Society to demolish the house on 27 Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane. The matter is currently at the Planning and Environment Court after talks between the council and society came to a standstill. Although The Belvedere has been badly neglected and is dilapidated, the council still says the property should be protected. The house is said to have inspired Booker Prize nominated author David Malouf. The author was raised on Edmonstone Street and most of his inspiration for his writing came from the surrounding area.last_img read more

Bientôt un test de phase III pour un nouvel anticancéreux

first_imgBientôt un test de phase III pour un nouvel anti-cancéreuxJeudi soir, la société de biotechnologies BioAlliance Pharma a annoncé qu’elle avait obtenu le feu vert de l’agence française du médicament pour débuter un essai clinique de phase III de Livatag, son traitement contre le cancer du foie.C’est la dernière étape avant une éventuelle commercialisation du médicament. La société de biotechnologies BioAlliance Pharma s’apprête à commencer un test de phase III sur son traitement indiqué contre le cancer du foie, le Livatag. À lire aussiCancer : définition, causes, types, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Jeudi soir, la firme a en effet reçu le feu vert des autorités sanitaires pour cet essai clinique qui portera sur 400 patients. L’accord de l’Afssaps “permet à BioAlliance Pharma de confirmer le calendrier annoncé pour le développement de Livatag avec un démarrage de la phase III courant 2012”, a ainsi indiqué la société dans un communiqué.Selon Judith Greciet, directrice générale de BioAlliance Pharma, le Livatag pourrait représenter un chiffre d’affaires de plus de 800 millions d’euros, au vu des résultats obtenus jusqu’ici. Satisfaite du démarrage de cette nouvelle étape, elle explique : “C’est une étape clé franchie dans la mise en place de notre stratégie de développement dans le domaine des médicaments orphelins en cancérologie”.Le 8 septembre 2011 à 15:12 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Creepiest Video Game Cults

The Creepiest Video Game Cults

first_imgStay on target Sorry, You Can’t Date Keanu Reeves in ‘Cyberpunk 2077”Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form This week sees the release of an indie title we’ve been excited about for some time, The Church In The Darkness, which lets you infiltrate a Jonestown-esque cult compound and try to save your brainwashed nephew while not getting found out and forced to drink some special Kool-Aid. Cults have been a popular choice for video game antagonists for decades, from role-playing to all-out action, but not all cults are created equal. In this feature we spotlight ten made-up religions that really push the evil.The Healing ChurchFrom Software’s Bloodborne takes place in a terrifying, decaying Victorian city called Yharnam that is infested with corrupted humans and eldritch beasts that will kill you faster than you can scream. Why is that? Thank the Healing Church, who discovered the hidden Pthumerian blood in tombs beneath the city and experimented with it, resulting in the entire population becoming addicted. They claimed the blood had healing properties, luring the sick and infirm to Yharnam. Things got so terrible there that the whole city was quarantined in a dream realm to keep the Old Ones awakened by the blood from destroying the world.Get Bloodborne at AmazonUnitologyMany religions start as an attempt to find meaning in the unknown, and Dead Space‘s Unitology is no different. In the world of the gory limb-severing video game, the crash at the Chicxulub crater brought the first sign of the Markers to Earth, and although most of the scientists at the site were driven to madness, one man, Michael Altman, was able to resist. He was murdered for his troubles and dubbed the “Reluctant Prophet” by the group that would soon be called Unitologists. The cult believes that all life is prologue for the “convergence” that happens after death, when human corpses transform into ravaging Necromorphs, and their end goal is to convince all of humanity to commit suicide and be reborn.Get Dead Space at AmazonChildren Of AtomCults thrive after tragedy, so it’s not surprising that the post-apocalyptic world of Fallout 3 has some religious wingnuts. The Children of Atom, who you first meet in the ramshackle hamlet of Megaton, have built a whole belief system around the nuclear destruction that ravaged the Earth. In their doctrine, every time a nuke is detonated it creates an entire new universe, and the lingering fallout isn’t cancer – it’s “The Glow.” Members seek out heavily irradiated areas to build shrines to their deity, and stockpile and protect unexploded bombs to usher in even more glorious creation.Get Fallout 3 at AmazonThe OrderThere are few things in the gaming world that make us sadder than Konami keeping the Silent Hill series in limbo. It’s one of the survival horror genre’s keystones and the mythos behind the isolation and fear is top notch. Case in point: the Order, the malevolent cult behind so much of the series’ bad times. Founded in the early days of the American colonies, in the 1800s a quartet of pioneers entered a contract with a dark god from the Otherworld to overturn human civilization and create a new world “free of sin.” Over the years, the Order has splintered into numerous sects, each of with is creepy and abusive in its own way.Get Silent Hill at AmazonLos IlluminadosResident Evil 4 was a major turning point from the series, as Capcom moved away both from the slow-paced mounting terror of previous games as well as the long-running adversary in the Umbrella Corporation. When Leon Kennedy gets dropped into the mountains of Spain, he mets the Illuminados, the descendents of an ancient pagan group that believed forcible implantation with the Plagas parasites was the one true path to enlightenment. Led by Osmund Saddler, the group planned to kidnap the President’s daughter and infect her as a vector to seize control of the United States government and, eventually, the world. Having literal mind control parasites definitely gives them a leg up in the brainwashing game.Get Resident Evil 4 at AmazonCult Of KefkaAfter the malevolent jester ushers in the World of Ruin in Final Fantasy VI, the few survivors realize that Kefka has enough power to mess them up whenever they want so they decide to form a quasi-religious organization to worship him and hopefully keep his ego satisfied. The Cult operate out of a tower in the Serpent Trench that their leader has enchanted to forbid the usage of physical attacks within (unless you’re smart and bring Umaro), and at the top is the priceless Soul of Thamasa that lets a magic-user cast spells twice in a round. The Cult are so single-mindedly devoted to their evil master that they ignore all communication from outsiders, but rumor has it they can be raised from their trance if somebody closely related calls out to them.Get Final Fantasy Anthology at AmazonThe Mythic DawnA popular use for cults in gaming is to provide underlings for the player to smash through on their way to the Big Boss, and Oblivion‘s Mythic Dawn are a classic example. Formed to worship the demonic Mehrunes Dragon, their end goal is to bring down the sorcerous barriers that insulate Tamriel from Oblivion and let the Daedra run rampant over the land. What the point of enslaving the whole planet isn’t made clear, but this is one of the few cults on this list that you have the option of joining, but if you don’t eventually betray them you can’t, you know, finish the game. If that’s important to you.Get Oblivion at AmazonThe Order Of The Harvest Moon1996 cult classic Harvester is one of the goriest and most disturbing point-and-click adventures ever made. In it, you play an amnesiac man who wakes up in a small town and is told that all of his questions will be answered if he joins the Order of the Harvest Moon. The path to do so takes him through a series of increasingly illegal and amoral initiations. Once you’re in, you learn that the Order is actually an evil murder cult with a very terrifying mission: to transform you, the player of the game, into a serial killer by desensitizing you to brutality, pain and violence. The complicity you play in the cult’s actions is the big reason why they land in such a sweet spot on this list.Get Harvester at AmazonThe OroThe Condemned games start out pretty down to earth, with the player controlling Ethan Thomas, a FBI crime scene investigator on the hunt for a mysterious serial killer. As you progress, though, it becomes apparent that this is more than a lone nut — in fact, Metro City is under siege by a group called the Oro, an ancient cult of mutated humans who are born with an alteration of their vocal chords. Aided by metal implants, they can use their voices to plant suggestions in people’s minds and even cause physical harm. Ethan tracks the group to their lair and manages to destroy it, but in a final cutscene it’s heavily hinted that the tendrils of the Oro reach all the way up to the President of the United States.Get Condemned at AmazonTemple GateThe Outlast series is one of the shining lights in horror games right now, as they perfectly capture the feeling of helplessness and dread necessary to inspire true terror. The second game in the series puts you in the shoes of a cameraman investigating the murder of a young woman in Arizona, only to discover that the whole town of Temple Gate has been taken over by a violent, apocalyptic cult led by a man named “Papa” Sullivan Knoth. Knoth believes that your wife is pregnant with the Antichrist and pursues you in a nerve-wracking adventure that features tons of atrocity. The madness is eventually traced to a chemical leak that has driven the populace mad, but by that point it’s already too late.Get Outlast Trinity at AmazonWatch: Nintendo Reveals Portable Switch Device Called Switch LiteMore on 4 Becomes Fastest Console to Sell 100 MillionHands-On: ‘Oninaki’ Is an Emotional Action RPG ExperienceReview: ‘Fantasy Strike’ Is A Fighting Game That Understands What Matterslast_img read more

SPOILERS Matches set for 520 NXT Takeover live special

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Will Sasha Banks Return To The WWE? How To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky Lynch WhatsApp WWE and Full Sail University announce expanded partnership for NXT Television The following matches are set for the 5/20 WWE NXT Takeover live special on the WWE Network, based off of last night’s NXT TV Tapings at Full Sail University:* NXT Title: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn* NXT Women’s Title: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Becky Lynch* NXT Tag Team Titles: Blake & Murphy (c’s) vs. The Jersey Boys w/Carmella* Rhyno vs. Baron CorbinSource: PWInsider.comRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipHow To Win A Trip To Meet The Miz And Becky LynchVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:31 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 Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Takes A Break From WWE To Deal With Injury First match announced for WWE NXT’s debut on the USA Network in two weeks Now Playing Up Next Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Becky Lynch Videos Articles WWE’s Sasha Banks Opens Up About Concussion Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next The Miz Videos Articles Google+ Twitter SPOILER: Title change at NXT TV Tapings on August 15 from Full Sail Universitylast_img read more

2 hospitalized after assault stabbing near Venetian Causeway

2 hospitalized after assault stabbing near Venetian Causeway

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – An attempted robbery near the Venetian Causeway in Miami escalated into an assault and stabbing, sending two good Samaritans to the hospital.City of Miami Police and Fire Rescue units responded to the scene of the incident near 890 Venetian Way, at around 7:40 p.m., Monday.According to investigators, a man was out on his bicycle when the attacker tried to steal his bike and cellphone. The bicyclist was able to fend off the assailant and recover his bicycle and cellphone.Shortly after, police said, a man spotted the subject acting erratically. The subject then tried to strike the man’s car.Investigators said an elderly man spotted the subject and tried to intervene. The would-be thief attacked him, giving him a laceration.“In his 80s, that was obviously assaulted,” said Miami Fire Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll.Another good Samaritan, a man in his 40s, was out walking his two dogs when he witnessed the attack. When he tried to render aid to the elderly man, he ended up getting stabbed. Police shut down the Venetian Causeway eastbound and set up a perimeter while they searched for the assailant. The roadway later reopened to traffic.Officials said the subject remains at large. Investigators described him as a man in his early 40s who stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, has short blond hair and many tattoos. He was last seen wearing a tank top and beige shorts.“There’s still a lot of information that we’re trying to piece together,” Delva said.If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 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. “And that good Samaritan ended up with a possible stab wound near the abdominal area,” Miami Police officer Kiara Delva said.Paramedics transported both injured victims to Jackson Memorial Hospital in stable condition.The bicyclist was not injured.center_img EB Venetian Causeway shut down after an assault & stabbing. Two male victims transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital. @MiamiPD & @CityofMiamiFire responding, perimeter set up to search for attacker @wsvn— Robbin Simmons (@RobbinSimmons7) November 6, 2018Officials said the good Samaritan, who was walking his dogs, initially did not want to be transported because he did not want to leave his pets behind.“To give comfort to the good Samaritan, firefighters did take possession of his dogs and transported to the station so that he could seek medical treatment,” said Carroll. last_img read more

GFG Styles allelectric Kangaroo hyperSUV debuts in Geneva

first_img 82 Photos The GFG Style Kangaroo is part-supercar, part SUV See All 2020 Audi R8 first drive: Improving an already fantastic supercar 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT first drive: A refresh that polishes an already good car Tags Mar 8 • VW is still ‘100 percent’ investigating a pickup truck for the US Mar 7 • New Peugeot 208 debuts i-Cockpit with 3D HUD Combo dashboard Geneva Motor Show 2019 1 Geneva Motor Show 2019 Mar 7 • The Ferrari F8 Tributo is the last of the nonhybrid V8s Comment Apr 17 • The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh • reading • GFG Style’s all-electric Kangaroo ‘hyper-SUV’ debuts in Geneva Share your voice One of the many unusual concept cars on display at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show is called the Kangaroo, which Italy’s GFG Style describes as a “hyper-SUV.” Founded in 2015, the Turin-based design company is relatively unknown, but it does have two famous names behind it: Automotive Hall-of-Famer Giorgetto Giugiaro and his son, Fabrizio.At first glance, the GFG Style Kangaroo follows in the footsteps of most other supercar concept designs: It’s wide and low-slung, with 22-inch wheels and just two seats beneath the glass canopy. But special adjustable hydraulic suspension is said to give the car the ability to transition between sports car and off-roader stances, with ride heights able to vary from 5.5 inches in “Racing” mode to 10.2 inches in “Off-Road” mode. The car’s front splitter can retract in the latter setting to improve approach angles on rough terrain. As a result, GFG Style says the Kangaroo can be used on any surface, from pavement to sand to mud.Enlarge ImageSure, it looks like a low-slung supercar, but adjustable suspension can apparently turn this into a “hyper-SUV.” Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow Like many similar supercar concepts, the Kangaroo is designed around an aluminum space frame with carbon-fiber bodywork. Its doors open upwards, in tandem with hatch-like openings in the roof, and unique styling touches include turn-signal lights embedded in the giant mesh grilles at the back of the car.Motivation comes from two electric motors, each of which is rated at 180 kilowatts or 241 horsepower, with combined output listed at 482 hp and 501 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel steering helps make for a tighter turning radius, too. The powertrain and chassis were developed in partnership with CH Auto, a “professional automotive R&D service company” from Beijing. A 90-kilowatt-hour battery pack is said to give a driving range of more than 280 miles on a charge.GFG Style KangarooEnlarge ImageMultiple screens dominate the car’s interior design. Andrew Hoyle/Roadshow The inside of the GFG Style Kangaroo features cupholders that can apparently accommodate cans of Fanta (good to know), and three screens. The first is an ultrawidescreen setup atop the dash that serves as the rear-view mirror, showing output from a rear-facing camera. The second serves as the car’s instrument cluster, and the third is mounted on the center stack to control infotainment and navigation functions. The dash features aluminum accents breaking up its orange leather.We look forward to seeing what becomes of the GFG Style Kangaroo, especially as the company says it plans to show off a version wearing tracks so that it is “usable for fun on impervious snow-covered terrains.” As for seeing the Kangaroo enter production? Well, we’re not exactly holding our breath. More From Roadshow 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 first drive: A standout track star Exotic Cars Electric Cars Performance Carslast_img read more

The Oculus Quest may be a VR headset you should care about

first_img Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 5:35 The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder. Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don’t forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher Apple 1 Comment Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Oculus Earnings Virtual Reality Facebook Apple Gadgets Wearable Techcenter_img • The Daily Charge Tags Share your voice CNET On this podcast, we talk about: CNET’s review of the Oculus Quest mobile VR headset.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasizing privacy as the new direction of his company. Apple’s earnings: iPhone sales drop but wearables and services help results. The Oculus Quest may be a VR headset you should care… reading • The Oculus Quest may be a VR headset you should care about (The 3:59, Ep. 533) See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumorslast_img read more

Miley Cyrus Black Mirror music video is the next best thing out

first_imgThe song is supposed to be a satire… so why does it sound so good? Screenshot by CNET via Netflix Have you heard? Miley Cyrus has a new song out, and it’s not from May’s EP She Is Coming. Called On a Roll, it’s an adaptation of a Nine Inch Nails song and features in an episode of the latest season of Black Mirror. It’s cheesy, Britney Spears-y and tailored to teenagers. And I’m unashamed to say I absolutely love it. 1 In the episode, Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too, you hear parts of the song throughout but never in full. That changed with the release of the music video on Thursday, when Netflix answered a question of curiosity: is the song as good as the snippets sound? Yes. Yes, it is.Granted, one of the lyrics, “hey ya whoah-ho” actually sounds like “hey I’m a hoe,” and it makes you question whether your music taste really is the same as the young obsessed teenage girl of the episode, but hey. I’m a fan.Series creator Charlie Brooker had to secure clearance from NIN’s Trent Reznor before adjusting the lyrics. For example, “I’d rather die than give you control” became the slightly more wholesome “Riding so high, achieving my goals.””Trent got it straight away, it was via email and he was really happy pretty quickly,” Brooker said at a press event, according to iNews. “He wanted to see the script, and I got to rewrite his lyrics in a chirpy way. I’m not the best lyricist in the world, in the first song she’s singing: ‘I’m stoked on ambition and verve’ instead of ‘You’re gonna get what you deserve.'”For reference, this is the original NIN song: Netflix The Black Mirror episode itself sees Cyrus play Ashley O, a pop singer whose overbearing management exploits her to frightening Black Mirror levels. Ashley O’s latest merch is an Alexa-like companion robot called Ashley Too, which teenager Rachel and her sister Jack interact with. A relatively lighter episode, with a caper-like plot-line involving a rat van, it explores what technology can do in the music industry.Add Ashley O alongside Hannah Montana to the Miley Cyrus entourage. Share your voice TV and Movies Comment Tagslast_img read more

UNSC likely to hold a session to discuss on JK on August

UNSC likely to hold a session to discuss on JK on August

first_imgNew York: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to hold a session to discuss the situation in Jammu and Kashmir on August 16, said UNSC President Joanna Wronecka on Wednesday. According to Sputnik, the session was requested by China, which is a permanent member state of the UNSC, after India abrogated Article 370, which gives special power to people of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories. Also Read – Watch: Donald Trump says Florida faces absolute monster hurricane Advertise With Us “Most probably on Friday,” Wronecka said when asked if the meeting would be scheduled for August 15 or 16. This comes a day after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi wrote a letter to Wronecka, urging the council to urgently convene a session on India’s decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir and revoking of Article 370. China had requested a closed meeting on Jammu and Kashmir, citing the letter sent by Qureshi. Also Read – Pakistan test-fires 290-km range missile Advertise With Us Upon his return to Pakistan from a visit to China, Qureshi had said that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi had assured him of full support at the UNSC. The other member state Russia, however, has said that the action taken by New Delhi was taken under the constitutional framework. It has also repeatedly said that Kashmir is a bilateral issue and it should be resolved that way only. Advertise With Us Ever since India announced its decision to do away with Article 370, Islamabad has escalated its virulent rhetorics against New Delhi and tried to involve the international community in the matter. Pakistan has alleged that India’s decision of revoking the provisions under Article 370 will not only threaten regional peace but also world peace. However, India has made it clear that it is an internal matter of the country and does not violate the Line of Control or any border.last_img read more

Police warn of increasing threat of sextortion from foreign criminal gangs

first_img Police warn of increasing threat of sextortion from foreign criminal gangs IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPlayMute0:00/0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE0:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.The media could not be loaded, either because the server or network failed or because the format is not supported.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. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closelast_img read more

N Korea says rockets to US inevitable as US bombers fly off

N Korea says rockets to US inevitable as US bombers fly off

first_imgAn anti-US rally at Kim Il Sung Square is seen in this 23 September, 2017 photo released by North Korea`s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on 24 September, 2017. Photo: ReutersNorth Korea said on Saturday targeting the US mainland with its rockets was inevitable after “Mr Evil President” Donald Trump called Pyongyang’s leader “rocket man”, further escalating rhetoric over the North’s nuclear weapons and missile programs.North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho’s remarks to the United Nations General Assembly came hours after US Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers escorted by fighters flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea in a show of force the Pentagon said showed the range of military options available to Trump.Ri’s speech capped a week of rising tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, with Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un trading insults. Trump called Kim a “madman” on Friday, a day after Kim dubbed him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.”On Saturday, the mudslinging continued with Ri calling Trump “a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency” who is trying to turn the United Nations into a “gangsters’ nest”. Ri said Trump himself was on a “suicide mission” after the US president had said Kim was on such a mission.“’President Evil’ is holding the seat of the US President,” Ri said, warning that Pyongyang was ready to defend itself if the United States showed any sign of conducting a “decapitating operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country”.“Now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force,” Ri told the annual gathering of world leaders.He said sanctions would have no effect on Pyongyang’s resolve to develop its nuclear weapons, with the ultimate goal being “balance of power with the US.”Trump announced new US sanctions on Thursday that he said allow targeting of companies and institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea.Earlier this month the UN Security Council unanimously adopted its ninth round of sanctions on Pyongyang to counter its nuclear and ballistic missiles programs.The US bombers’ flight was the farthest north of the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea that any US fighter jet or bomber has flown in the 21st century, the Pentagon said.“This mission is a demonstration of US resolve and a clear message that the President has many military options to defeat any threat,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White.“We are prepared to use the full range of military capabilities to defend the US homeland and our allies.”North Korea has launched dozens of missiles this year, several flying over Japan, as it accelerates its program aimed at enabling it to target the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile.Pyongyang conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test on 3 Sept and has threatened to test a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific.Ri met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres after delivering his speech. Guterres expressed concern to Ri over the escalating tensions and appealed for de-escalation, the United Nations said in a statement.The Pentagon said the B-1B bombers came from Guam and their US Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts came from Okinawa, Japan. Previous shows of force with bombers have stayed south of the demilitarized zone.The patrols came after officials and experts said a small earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one.China’s Earthquake Administration said the quake was not a nuclear explosion and had the characteristics of a natural tremor.The CTBTO, or Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty Organization, which monitors nuclear tests, and officials of the South Korean meteorological agency also said they believed it was a natural quake.The earthquake, which South Korea’s Meteorological Agency put at magnitude 3.0, was detected 49 km from Kilju in North Hamgyong Province, where North Korea’s known Punggye-ri nuclear site is located, the official said.All North Korea’s nuclear tests registered as earthquakes of magnitude 4.3 or above. The last registered as a magnitude 6.3.Tensions have continued to rise around the Korean Peninsula since Pyongyang carried out its sixth test, prompting a new round of UN sanctions.Trump told the United Nations on Tuesday the United States would “totally destroy” North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies.North Korea’s nuclear tests to date have all been underground, and experts say an atmospheric test, which would be the first since one by China in 1980, would be proof of the success of its weapons program.The United States and South Korea are technically still at war with North Korea because the 1950-53 Korean conflict ended with a truce and not a peace treaty.The North accuses the United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea, of planning to invade and regularly threatens to destroy it and its Asian allies.last_img
AmaWaterways Xmas Markets promotion saves clients up to 1500

AmaWaterways Xmas Markets promotion saves clients up to 1500

first_img CALABASAS, CA — Travellers who get a jumpstart on their Christmas holidays can save up to $1,500 with AmaWaterways’ limited-time promotion.The river cruise line is giving travellers who book one of its popular Christmas Markets cruise itineraries by July 31, 2017 up to $1,500 off their cruise fare. With this promotion, voyages along Europe’s Danube and Rhine rivers are made all the more affordable.“The holidays are the most beautiful time of the year to visit Europe, with Christmas Markets, festive decorations, regional delicacies and memorable moments at every port of call,” said Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner of AmaWaterways. “We are delighted to offer guests an incredible value on this year’s Christmas Markets cruises and look forward to welcoming both new and returning guests this holiday season!”AmaWaterways’ Christmas Markets themed cruises are available on four itineraries from late November through December 2017, onboard a variety of ships including the company’s newest vessel, AmaKristina. Travellers can enjoy seven- or 14-night cruises starting at $2,709 per person (cruise only). Pre- and post-cruise land programs (for an added cost) are available with options in Prague on the Danube or Lucerne and Zurich on the Rhine.More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps upGuests wishing to embark on the Dec. 23 Rhine sailing will also enjoy two free nights in Amsterdam. Plus, solo travellers will receive the single supplement waived in place of the discount.While on Christmas Markets cruises, the holiday spirit isn’t just limited to city markets – it can be found onboard the ships as well. Festive shipboard activities include tree-trimming contests, gingerbread decorating, a Captain’s Christmas party, a traditional holiday dinner, carolers and more. Those onboard Dec. 31 will also enjoy a special New Year’s Eve gala, followed by local firework displays. Posted by Tags: AmaWaterways << Previous PostNext Post >> AmaWaterways’ Xmas Markets promotion saves clients up to $1,500center_img Travelweek Group Monday, June 26, 2017 Sharelast_img read more