Lenovos Le PadUI Tablet is a Little Slate a Little Laptop

first_imgWhat was that number? 80 tablets being introduced at this year’s ces? Odds are that most of them will be long forgotten by this time next year. One that will likely make a bit of a splash amongst enthusiasts, if only because of sheer aesthetic awesomeness, is Lenovo’s entry.This time last year, we caught a glimpse of the U1 hybrid. Now the thing is official–officially awesome, from the looks of it. The device shifts between laptop and slate tablet (the Le Pad). The whole will run a lofty $1,300–or just $520 for the Le Pad tablet portion.There’s one other major caveat, aside from price, unfortunate–for the time being, the thing (like the LePhone that we saw at last year’s show) is only available in China.If you’re still reading this because you A. Live in China, B. Know an Importer, or C. like to drool over things you can’t have (we fall into the latter category, by the way), here are some more specs:The UI Hybrid has a 10 inch 1,280 by 800 pixel display, an ARM SnapDragon 1.3GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM (as a laptop and 1GB as a tablet),and runs Windows 7 in its laptop form.Both configurations will be available in March.last_img read more

Le réchauffement de lArctique expliquerait le froid européen

first_imgLe réchauffement de l’Arctique expliquerait le froid européenUne étude américaine publiée hier indique que la réduction des glaces dans l’océan arctique pourrait expliquer les hivers particulièrement rudes de ces dernières années dans l’hémisphère nord.Depuis que la superficie de la banquise est tombée à un niveau record en 2007, à cause du réchauffement climatique, des chutes de neiges nettement plus abondantes que la normale ont été observées dans l’hémisphère nord. En effet, durant les hivers 2009-2010 et 2010-2011, l’hémisphère nord a enregistré ses deuxième et troisième plus fortes accumulations de neige jamais observées.À lire aussiQui est Greta Thunberg, proposée pour un prix Nobel à seulement 16 ans ?L’importante diminution des glaces (un million de kilomètres carrés depuis les années 70) a correspondu à une couverture neigeuse hivernale nettement plus élevée que la normale dans le nord-est des Etats-Unis, le nord-ouest et le centre de l’Europe, ainsi que le nord de la Chine, ajoutent les auteurs de l’étude parue hier dans la version en ligne des Annales de l’Académie nationale américaine des sciences (PNAS). “Notre étude démontre que la diminution des glaces de l’océan arctique est liée à des changements dans le circulation atmosphérique de l’hémisphère nord en hiver”, souligne Judith Curry, principale auteur de cette communication. “Les modifications dans la circulation de l’air forment plus fréquemment des zones stagnantes de haute pression atmosphérique centrées sur l’Atlantique qui bloquent le flux d’air chaud venant d’ouest et provoquent un flux d’air polaire et de forte chutes de neige sur l’Europe” et le nord-est de l’Amérique du Nord, conclut la chercheuse cité par l’AFP. Confortant les conclusions d’autres recherches, ces résultats pourraient être utilisées pour améliorer les prévisions météorologiques saisonnières, selon les auteurs.Le 28 février 2012 à 11:07 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Dr John Bradley on the E Coli infections linked to the San

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsDEL MAR (KUSI) – Just days after announcing the death of a toddler who contracted E. Coli at the San Diego County Fair, health officials confirmed another case linked to the same place.Doctor John Bradley from Rady Children’s Hospital joined us in studio to discuss the E. Coli infection, and how you can protect yourself, and your family. Posted: July 2, 2019 Dr. John Bradley on the E. Coli infections linked to the San Diego County Fair July 2, 2019 Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

1 killed in MiamiDade police involved shooting in NW MiamiDade

first_imgA witness, who was parked just in front of the VW in traffic, recorded cell phone video. Shots could be heard ringing out from the video.According to the Police Benevolent Association, at least two officers fired their weapons. Some sort of yelling could also be heard in the video witnesses recorded as officers began to approach the suspect’s vehicle.The video shows police officers and detectives trying to make contact with the driver. Officers then began smashing the windows on each side of the car with batons.The cell phone video shows when one officer was able to get in the car; he leaned inside, then multiple shots are heard as the officers flee from the car.“At that time, the subject produced a machete and began making verbal threats at the officers, when shots were fired,” MDPD Detective Robin Pinkard said.“Next thing you know, about eight, seven rounds of shots going off,” De La Sierra, a witness, said. “I think the cops did a good job, and I think they did the right thing.”The suspect died on the way to the hospital. Their name has not been released. The two officers who fired their weapons have been placed on administrative leave as is customary during investigations into police-involved shootings. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating.FDLE and Miami-Dade police were on the scene, as well as school board police, due to the close proximity of the shooting to schools. School officials confirmed their officers were not involved in the shooting. School board officials never issued lockdowns for any of the nearby schools.“We go through the routine. FDLE is here doing their investigation, and we’re OK with all of that,” Rivera said.According to officials, the car was stolen from the Esserman International Volkswagen that is located down the street from the scene.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Two Miami-Dade Police officers fired their weapons at an alleged car thief in the middle of a busy Northwest Miami-Dade roadway, Monday afternoon, killing the suspect, according to officials.Miami-Dade police cruisers, as well as undercover detectives, pulled up behind the suspect’s vehicle as it sat in traffic at 183rd Street and Northwest 57th Avenue, around 1 p.m. Miami-Dade police surrounded the driver, who was in a stolen Volkswagen Tiguan, and ordered him to get out. The man refused to exit the vehicle and pulled out a machete, according to MDPD. That’s when shots were fired.“Police officers approached a vehicle that had been stolen from a local car dealership, and the individual was not compliant,” said John Rivera with the Miami-Dade Police Benevolent Association. “When they went to approach him, he brandished a very deadly weapon. It was something that looked a little bit like a medieval-looking serrated kind of a sword or a knife of some sort, but I haven’t seen it, so it’s hard for me to describe it. It was one where the officers felt in fear of their lives.”The suspect was transported via ambulance after being shot several times by police. One witness said the man appeared to die on the scene, as CPR was performed on him.“They were trying to revive the guy,” Jasmine De La Sierra said. “They were doing CPR on him. I’m guessing that didn’t work because they stopped.”Witnesses told 7News that police told the man but he man stayed inside the car and did not comply with any of the commands officers gave him.“That white car with the dealer thing was coming to the light and that Miami-Dade police car chasing him,” Jackie Machado, who witnessed the shooting from nearby, said. “Police come, like five or six police, they tell the guy in the drivers side, ‘Get out of the car,’ and he don’t obey. They pulled the little baton, and they broke the window. When he open the door, they shoot at him. But the guy never shoot the police back.” last_img read more

Birthday Remembrance Scott Weilands 50th Observed

first_img Birthday Memories Mark Scott Weiland’s Passing birthday-remembrance-scott-weilands-50th-observed Social sharing takes the place of cake and candles as Stone Temple Pilots singer’s children post a playlist that shines with its own special flamePhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 30, 2017 – 12:13 pm On Oct. 27, 1967, Scott Weiland was born in San Jose, Calif. At the 36th GRAMMY Awards in 1994, his powerful voice took the Stone Temple Pilots from first nomination to GRAMMY win in the Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal category for their hit “Plush.”For those who remember him with love, his death less than two years ago still hurts. So last Friday, on what would have been Weiland’s 50th birthday, bandmates and his teenage children took to social media to send him birthday best wishes. Birthday Remembrance: Scott Weiland’s 50th Observed Email Twitter center_img News Facebook The tweets were accompanied by a Spotify playlist created by his teenage children Lucy and Noah, with track-by-track commentary on Facebook.Some highlights include the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows” — “his favorite song of all time” — and “Since U Been Gone,” which Kelly Clarkson won one of her first GRAMMYs performing.”He even took us to her concert and danced with me on his shoulders while I rocked out with my little fists in the air,” remembered Lucy.Sharing playlists on social media rarely reaches such a high level. Scott Weiland’s kids have pioneered the playlist by creating such an inspiring collection of memories. Like their dad, this one’s bound to be influential.Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Core’ Reissued For 25th AnniversaryRead morelast_img read more

Rally to create awareness on increasing groundwater levels in

first_imgVisakhapatnam: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) unit, Visakhapatnam Port Trust conducted a rally on Monday from CISF base camp, Kailasapuram to Muralinagar Park. CISF Commandant Vijay Kumar flagged off the rally that aimed to create awareness among public on the importance of increasing groundwater levels. The slogan of the rally is named Jal Shakti Abhiyan. The rally saw ITBP officials, school children and executive engineer of Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board Lakshminarayana also extended support to the endeavour by participating in the rally. Later, they took oath to conserve water.last_img read more

Helpless people of a hapless city

first_imgPhoto: Prothom AloIt is no other city than the capital of Bangladesh that has virtually come to a halt.Most of the roads in Dhaka city are unfit for commuting due to repair work, digging, new constructions, lack of coordination in development projects and finally the monsoons.Now, the helpless people of this mega-city spend hours on those roads, going to and from work.These sufferings have not been just for a week or a month, but have been carrying on for months on end.Yet, the city authorities or the government have taken no initiative to alleviate these woes. The people have apparently nothing to do. There is no solution to the problems in sight.The concerned authorities are offering no hope.”Weak management and meaningless random projects have brought the city to a standstill,” notes city researcher Nazrul Islam. He told Prothom Alo that the situation has become really bad.And now public health has been added to Dhaka’s problems. If things continue in such a manner, this, as apprehended, will soon become a ‘failed city’.A trip around Dhaka reveals most of the roads are in bad shape. These are being dug up, repaired, and there are ruts and potholes everywhere, with incessant rains making the situation worse. New roads are being constructed in both city corporation areas, footpaths are be demolished and rebuilt, drains are being laid down and there is water-logging all over. Normal commute is just impossible.Stepping out of the house, one is faced with dilapidated roads and chaotic traffic. It takes over two hours to travel a half-hour route.The city corporation, WASA and other authorities have pitched the people into this predicament. There is no one to help the people out of this rut.Sakib Hossain, resident of Bashabo, works for a research institute in Gulshan. On Tuesday, he left the house in the rain. When he reached Malibagh, he found the roads waist-deep in water. He told Prothom Alo, “I waited for inordinately long for a bus. When a bus finally came along, I had to push and scramble to get in. The driver told us to hold on tight because the road was in such a bad shape. This is a common situation during the rains.”At around 11 in the morning Tuesday, a little boy Rakib was going to Willes’ Little Flower School by rickshaw from RK Mission road, along with his father. On the way rickshaw hit a pothole and almost turned over. The father managed to grab his son and jump from the rickshaw. They were drenched in filthy water and the boy could not go to school.The people are now anxious about how to live through the rainy season. The heavy rains are predicted to continue for a couple of more days and it is still in the monsoon season, so the regular rains will not let up any time soon.The city people are worried.Architect Mobassher Hossain has said that the Dhaka residents are suffering due to the uncoordinated work of ignorant policymakers and inexperienced city managers. Speaking to Prothom Alo, he said, it is the responsibility of seven ministries and 54 organisations to ensure the development and civic facilities for the people of the city. There is no coordination among them. Some of them do not even want to coordinate. It is in their own interests to work separately.Photo: Prothom AloDhaka WASA consultant AKM Shahiduddin cited an example of this lack of coordination. He said the WASA had implemented a project to drain out water from Dhanmondi Road 27 and adjacent areas into Kalyanpur canal. But the city corporation made ‘surface drains’ there and ruined the entire project. As a result, Dhanmondi Road 27 and adjacent areas face water-logging whenever it rains, he added.Professor Nazrul Islam gives another example of the lack of coordination. He told Prothom Alo, mass transportation is a vital part of city management. Mass transportation is on the verge of collapse in the city. In this situation, the Dhaka city corporation (north) mayor took initiative for an integrated bus service. It was a good initiative, but this mass transportation is not for Dhaka north alone. It has to be linked with the south too. The government created the Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority few years ago, but what is its function? It has no visible work in the city so far.In 2009 the government approved a long-term plan and project funded by the World Bank, but lax implementation has rendered it one big loss. Had the government adhered to the project, the city would not have been in such a state at present. Now they will have to work as if on war footing.Dhaka north mayor Annisul Huq says, there has been a delay in the project to evict illegal occupants, and now the rains have started. “That is why the people are suffering. We are working as fast as we can to complete the on-going project and relieve the people of their sufferings,” he added.A Tk 600 crore (Tk 6 billion) project has been implemented this year in Dhaka north. And Tk 180 crore (Tk 1.8 billion) has been allocated for regular repairs of roads, drains and footpaths. Even so, the people suffering simply continue to escalate.* This column, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir.last_img read more

US court rules against Trump on travel ban

first_imgYemenis Ahmed Abdallah and son Hezam, 11, who were among those stranded in Djibouti when President Trump ordered his travel ban, arrive to Los Angeles International Airport. Photo: AFPA US court on Thursday unanimously refused to reinstate Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, dealing the new president and his controversial law-and-order agenda a major defeat.The San Francisco federal appeals court’s ruling on Trump’s executive order—issued on January 27 with no prior warning and suspended by a lower court a week later—capped a turbulent first three weeks of his presidency.A defiant Trump quickly pledged to battle on, tweeting within minutes of the decision: “SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!”“It’s a political decision,” he told reporters later.The Justice Department had asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to restore the measure on an emergency basis, but the three-judge panel instead maintained the suspension ordered by a federal judge in Seattle.“We hold that the government has not shown a likelihood of success on the merits of its appeal, nor has it shown that failure to enter a stay would cause irreparable injury,” the judges ruled.Trump’s decree summarily denied entry to all refugees for 120 days, and travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Refugees from Syria were blocked indefinitely.The new Republican administration argued the ban was needed to prevent Islamic State and Al-Qaeda fighters from reaching US soil, but it prompted travel chaos and was roundly rejected by immigration advocacy groups.Critics say the measure targeted Muslims in violation of US law.Now, the case could end up in the Supreme Court.Court’s logicThe San Francisco court said aspects of the public interest favored both sides, highlighting the “massive attention” the case had drawn.“On the one hand, the public has a powerful interest in national security and in the ability of an elected president to enact policies,” the ruling said.“And on the other, the public also has an interest in free flow of travel, in avoiding separation of families, and in freedom from discrimination.”While acknowledging that the Seattle judge’s ruling “may have been overbroad in some respects,” the panel said it was not their “role to try, in effect, to rewrite the executive order.”“The government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States,” the court said.Civil rights campaigners and state officials applauded the decision, vowing to fight on until the executive order is permanently scrapped. For now, it means travelers with valid visas can continue to enter the country.Washington Governor Jay Inslee, whose administration sued for the measure to be blocked, hailed a victory for his state and the country, arguing that the ruling showed “no one is above the law, not even the president.”Human Rights Watch senior researcher Grace Meng called the decision “an important declaration of judicial independence, which is crucial for checking harmful overreach by the president.”Trump had blasted the original suspension in a series of fiery tweets and public statements.Republican lawmakers jumped to Trump’s defense, with Senator Tom Cotton calling the ruling “misguided,” while Democrats hailed it.“Pres Trump ought to see the writing on the wall, abandon proposal, roll up his sleeves & come up w/ a real, bipartisan plan to keep us safe,” Senate Democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer tweeted.Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, a former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, called on Trump to withdraw the executive order.“If the president were serious about bringing our country together and keeping us safe, he would rescind this arbitrary and discriminatory order and recall what makes our country great,” he said.Trump’s election rival Hillary Clinton tweeted simply: “3-0.”‘New era of justice’Ahead of the ruling, and with tensions high between the executive and the judiciary, Trump defended his hardline policies, declaring a “new era of justice” in America as he swore in Attorney General Jeff Sessions.“We face the menace of rising crime and the threat of deadly terror,” he said, doubling down on his dystopian vision of America.“A new era of justice begins and it begins right now.”Trump’s tough talk belies a political and legislative agenda that has been beset by missteps and legal challenges.Even his own Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, described the president’s comments about the judiciary as “disheartening” and “demoralizing.”Despite experts’ criticism of Trump’s message, it appears to be resonating among his supporters.The billionaire won the election last November with 46 percent of the popular vote, and the RealClearPolitics average of polls shows his job approval at about the same level, with the split largely along Republican-Democratic lines.His administration has 14 days to file a petition for reconsideration of Thursday’s ruling, either by the same panel or “en banc”—meaning by every judge on the court.Another option would be to ask the Supreme Court to review the case, although some analysts have argued that that path poses the possibility of an embarrassing defeat, given the unanimity of the San Francisco panel, which included a Republican-appointed judge.last_img read more

ExYouTube Exec Raises 50 Million for Next 10 Ventures Which Plans to

first_imgBenjamin Grubbs, formerly YouTube’s global head of top creator partnerships, has formed a new startup called Next 10 Ventures to mentor and provide funding to digital creators worldwide — with the aim of helping build them into bigger media properties.Grubbs, who left Google after five and half years in February 2018, has raised $50 million in financing from private investors; he declined to identify his backers. The company plans to begin investing in and partnering with creators, initially in the education, kids’ and young adult categories.Grubbs said Next 10 is in “active discussions” with different creators at this point. Each venture’s investment size will match seed capital to early-round levels, and will vary based on the business opportunity.“What I was looking at was, how do we play an active role to help creators shape their businesses and scale them?” Grubbs said in an interview. The name of the company alludes to the long-range strategic vision creators have for themselves — or have the potential to develop — for the next 10 years. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 When Grubbs worked at YouTube, he said, the question that came up time and again when creators were interested in expanding into new areas was, “How do the projects get financed?”“What we’re looking at doing is shaping business and product plans with content creators and the creator marketplace – and bringing capital to the table,” he said.Next 10 Ventures, incorporated in March 2018, is based in Los Angeles with offices in Singapore. The other senior exec for Next 10 Ventures is COO Paul Condolora, who previously led digital and consumer products at Turner’s Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and was the co-head of the Harry Potter franchise at Warner Bros.Grubbs has a particular focus on Asia — he previously headed up YouTube kids and learning partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region. He also worked at Turner Broadcasting as executive director of interactive media for Asia-Pacific, where he developed new digital business models for existing intellectual property. That included evolving the Tuzki character born in China on a college student’s Sina blog into licensing franchise across books, apparel, and mobile and social products.“We’re not just focus on content out of the U.S. in English,” Grubbs said. “We’re looking at localization and market-specific opportunities.”center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Partha hits out at MHA over terror hub remark on madrasas

first_imgKolkata: Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee criticised the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for issuing a statement in the Parliament on Tuesday that a terror outfit based in Bangladesh is using some madrasas in the state as hubs.Both the ruling party and Opposition protested against the statement of the Centre in the Assembly on Wednesday. Speaking on the issue, Chatterjee said that the Centre has been indulging in divisive politics and it was an attempt to malign the image of Bengal. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”If the Centre attacks a particular community in this manner, it sends a wrong signal to the society. Painting all the people belonging to a particular community with the same brush is uncalled for. It maligns the tradition and heritage of Bengal, which accommodates people irrespective their caste, creed and religion,” Chatterjee said in the House. Meanwhile, Speaker of the Assembly Biman Bandyopadhyay urged the House to submit a proposal to him in this regard. In another development during the day, Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education minister Giasuddin Molla called for a meeting to examine the educational details and backgrounds of madrasas on July 10. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe development takes place a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that some madrasas in the state were preaching religious extremism and helping the terrorist organisations. According to sources, Molla will hold a meeting with his department officials, which would be more of a review meeting with the heads or representatives of all the madrasas in the state. The minister will reexamine the details of the madrasas, both government and private, as well as those heading them. He is also likely to check the background of the madrasas and the activities centering them. It may be mentioned here that the MHA, in its reply to a question in the Parliament on Tuesday, said that a terror outfit based in Bangladesh is using some madrasas in Burdwan and Murshidabad districts to radicalise and recruit local youths. The state government was also put on alert. Opposition leader in the Assembly Abdul Mannan said regarding MHA’s statement: “We condemn the statement. Many Hindus also study in madrasas. A community has been attacked. The government has given permission to the madrasas in the state. Blaming people belonging to a particular community is condemnable.” It may be mentioned here that the Khagragarh blast, which took place in Burdwan in 2014, shook the entire state and the Central agencies found the involvement of Jamaat-ul-Mujahiddeen Bangladesh (JMB) behind the blast.last_img read more

Pottery Most sensual of all art forms

first_img‘Expressions through impression’ – a solo exhibition by potter Vibha Budhraja is going on at Lalit Kala Academy. One of the most interesting features of this show is a series of sculptures which draws inspiration from the ancient pillars to depict different phases of our lives. In the words of the potter, ‘it leaves it imprints on our minds and some impressions are so deep that they remain in our mind forever.’Priyanka Banerjee, an art curator and art critic feels that the exhibition of cultural ceramics will take an art lover in the world of fantasy. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfCeramics with its brilliant colours, innovative designs, and varied forms is among the most enduring and fascinating of decorative arts. Artistic expression has been hugely prevalent in society since early man drew paintings on a cave wall. It is ever – present in the world, and its magical lure has impacted societies forever. There is a long history of ceramic art in almost all developed cultures, and often ceramic objects are all artistic evidence left from vanished cultures. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveBudhraja, who graduated her course in 2002 in Ceramics and Sculpture Making from South Delhi Polytechnic for Women – has attended various workshops related to ceramics from various eminent Indian and foreign artists. Pottery is the most sensual of all art forms. The real beginning of Indian pottery began with the Indus Valley Civilization and the art of shaping and baking clay articles as pottery, earthenware and porcelain has continued through ages. In today’s fast paced times its wonderful to see such talented potter take forward the rich cultural legacy our forefathers have left behind. The exhibition is a treat to all the art lovers. It can be seen as an embodiment of Keatsian dictum that, ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever.’ The exhibition will go on until May 4.last_img read more

Ladies Night set to rock Ladysmith

first_imgToys for Joy is a fund-raising campaign in which the Ladysmith Gazette and other sponsors collect as much money as possible to hand over to those who need it most. This gives businesses and individuals a chance to play their part in giving children and adults who are less fortunate a great Christmas.Karlien van Jaarsveld was initially set to perform at Naunton’s on August 31, but her show has been postponed due to medical reasons. She will now perform at a Valentine’s Show in February next year. Tickets are available!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! South Africa’s top Ladies’ Night performers have been organised in aid of the Toys for Joy drive.Man International, together with Damon Beard, are coming to put on a Ladies’ Night in Ladysmith on September 1. They will be performing at Naunton’s Guest House and the show will start at 7pm.The tickets are selling like hot cakes, so get yours today- don’t hesitate any longer! Tickets are priced at R150 per person or you can book a table of 10 people.A cash bar will be available, with a free drink on arrival. You are welcome to bring your own snacks for your table.Cash donations, toys or canned food will be appreciated – all going to Toys for Joy.For tickets and more information, contact Algene on 0828086532, Arlene on 0720377298 or the Ladysmith Gazette offices on 0366376801 WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

Starting off on the wrong foot

first_imgAdemás reitero el respeto por los compromisos adoptados durante la campaña política, sin excepción.— Luis Guillermo Solís (@luisguillermosr) May 1, 2014 A lackluster victory is what the Citizen Action Party earned today in gaining control of the Legislative Assembly’s directorate. Instead of today’s events being seen as a brilliant triumph, the PAC has mud on its face. Yes, they won, but not before opening wounds and creating distrust among key supporters who helped put them in office.The political impulse with which the new ruling party made its debut has left a bad taste in the mouths of many. From day one, PAC sought the allied votes of fundamentalist Christians in the legislature – those who belong to Justo Orozco’s party – just as the former ruling National Liberation Party had been criticized for doing in the past four years.The problem PAC created for itself is one of image. We all know the importance of first impressions, and that golden opportunity to begin on the right foot has now disappeared for the former opposition party of PAC. They now must work to overcome this setback and avoid further diminishing the brief honeymoon the party has so far enjoyed with an overwhelming majority of voters since February.Thankfully for those of us who gave those lawmakers our votes, the disastrous agreement between PAC and the National Renovation Party never materialized. In a matter of hours, the pressure from outraged supporters weighed heavily. A significant number of voters who are angry that human rights issues were negotiated in the first place forced PAC reconsider its position. In the end, PAC gained enough votes to win the Legislative Assembly presidency, thanks to the Social Christian Unity Party.But what would have happened if the reaction from the LGBT community and other sectors hadn’t been swift and strong?This regrettable episode leaves us with more questions than answers. Here are some of those questions:–How important are the issues that PAC lawmakers are negotiating, and how much does it matter with whom they negotiate? More simply, do the ends justify the means?–Was it vitally important, as in life or death, that PAC win the legislative directorate? Did it merit negotiations with the most radically conservative elements of our country?–What symbolic value does PAC see in the fact that its first publicized action as the ruling party (thankfully it never materialized) was a broken campaign promise?–Would an agreement not to discuss same-sex civil unions for one year have affected the human rights agenda, or is that issue not going to be discussed for a year anyway, with or without an agreement with the evangelical block?We have four long years ahead of us to learn the answers to these questions, but the lessons we’ve learned in the past 24 hours are crystal clear. On the plus side, 1.3 million Costa Ricans voted for PAC, and there is nothing preventing us from criticizing the actions of the party. None of us signed a blank check.If they’re clever, PAC’s legislative block will learn from this and take note that we are not prepared to cede an inch on issues that represent the true change we demanded at the polls.On the minus side, we are convinced that religious groups are powerful enough to dictate our national politics and set the legislative agenda if we let down our collective guard down. Nancy De Lemos is a journalist and former director in Costa Rica for the news agency EFE. A graduate of the University of Costa Rica, she now works in communication for global environmental NGOs.Recommended: Joining the ranks of the hopeful Facebook Commentscenter_img Related posts:Dismantling Costa Rica’s lesbian and gay closet Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to evaluate appointment of Lutheran bishop as presidency minister Disinfecting government: The light of a new day dawning provides needed transparency for Costa Rica President of ruling Citizen Action Party steps down after just two monthslast_img read more

State plan to build WA tourism

first_imgNew State Government plan identifies key areas of opportunity for WA’s tourism sector. Image: Fotopedia The State Government has launched a new strategic plan, designed to boost Western Australia’s tourism numbers over the next decade.Unveiled this week, the State Government Strategy for Tourism in Western Australia 2020 report identifies seven key areas of opportunity to help WA’s tourism industry.Among the key areas of focus include business travel and growing the state’s share of the Asian market. Expecting the plan to contribute up to $12 billion to Western Australia’s economy by 2020, Tourism Minister Kim Hames said the new strategy recognises the need to build the destination’s Experience Extraordinary brand through “creative marketing campaigns” and new tourism infrastructure. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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first_img RelatedNorth Korea (DPRK): Hidden CountriesNorth Korea is probably the last place you’d think of planning a visit to right now, but how about a holiday in Pyongyang?Travel and life in North Korea: 9 secrets of the Hermit KingdomWe speak to Koryo tours to get the inside information about life and travel in North KoreaWorld’s weirdest ski resortsSkiing and snowboarding in strange, unusual and exotic locations, from North Korea to Kosovo By Barbara Demick The ironically named ‘Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’ – or ‘North Korea’ as it’s more commonly known – remains the most intriguing country on earth. Its ‘Dear Leader’ – Kim Jong-il – rules with an brand of ultra-hard communism, leaving little freedom for its people.Nothing to Envy has been hailed as one of the best books on ‘ordinary’ life within country. By interviewing North Korean defectors – a pair of teenage lovers, a female doctor, a homeless boy and a factory worker who dedicated her life to Kim Il Sung and his ‘teachings’ – it builds an accurate and intriguing picture of the struggle to survive within the Hermit Kingdom.It wasn’t always so bad; we learn how North Korea began its life with much promise for the communist dream. Indeed, during the early years it was richer and more developed than South Korea. But as time ticked on, cracks appeared in the system and North Korea became a paranoid, repressive and underdeveloped country; a nation that still can’t even offer a consistent supply of electricity or even feed its people. Food shortages and famines have been a problem for years, but instead of solving the issue, the NK government simply released new propaganda encouraging its comrades to eat less with their “Let’s eat two meals a day!” campaign.With narrative that reads more like a novel than non-fiction, Nothing to Envy is a truly fascinating book for anyone interested in the secretive world of North Korea.BUY Nothing to Envy from AmazonAlso recommended: Pyongyang – A Journey in North Korea_Read more _book reviewsReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

Josh Groban Sara Bareilles rely on each other for

first_imgJosh Groban, Sara Bareilles rely on each other for Tony gig by John Carucci And Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press Posted Jun 8, 2018 11:50 am PDT Last Updated Jun 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles face a daunting task at Sunday’s Tony Awards — anchor the telecast as first-time hosts, show off Broadway’s season without a clear juggernaut like “Hamilton” and articulate the theatre community’s embrace of the #MeToo movement while not forgetting the nominees.The pop stars, who have both recently fallen into Broadway’s orbit, face their biggest audience yet and a careful political balancing act when they co-host the CBS telecast from the massive 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall.“I think we want ultimately the tone of the night to be about positivity and inclusively, and certainly we’re both people who are politically minded, but that’s not really what this particular night is about,” Bareilles said. “You can’t help but have a socially conscious approach when you’re socially conscious people.”Groban said show will make note of the #MeToo movement that has rippled across the United States, particularly in Hollywood. He said one moment will be dedicated to the movement but details remained “top secret.”Getting buzz from appearing on the telecast can dictate a show’s future, both on Broadway and on tour. Broadway producers will be thankful this year that the telecast won’t have to compete with any NBA Finals or Stanley Cup playoff games.A-list talent expected to be on hand this year includes Robert De Niro, Claire Danes, Billy Joel, Carey Mulligan, Jim Parsons and Kerry Washington, who this fall will star in the Broadway premiere of “American Son.” Bruce Springsteen will make a rare TV appearance, performing live on the show, and will receive a Special Tony Award for his one-man show “Springsteen on Broadway.”Others expected to participate include Uzo Aduba, Christine Baranski, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Melissa Benoist, Erich Bergen, Rachel Bloom, Matt Bomer, Rachel Brosnahan, Tituss Burgess, Jeff Daniels, , Brandon Victor Dixon, James Monroe Iglehart, Christopher Jackson, Patti LuPone, Tatiana Maslany, Katharine McPhee, Matthew Morrison, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kelli O’Hara, Zachary Quinto, Bernadette Peters, Andrew Rannells and Marisa Jaret Winokur.Interest in musicals has been on the rise in recent years, fed by the international smash “Hamilton” and last year’s “Dear Evan Hansen.” But many musical theatre successes this season were recorded far from Broadway, including the film “The Greatest Showman,” which has sold over 1 million albums, and the live TV event “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which drew 10.9 million viewers.Two new musicals lead the nominations for the top Tony Award crown, with Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” and “SpongeBob SquarePants” receiving 12 nods each. A revival of “Angels in America” has 11 and the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” has 10. Many critics have tapped “The Band’s Visit” as the odds-on favourite to be crowned best new musical.Viewers will see performances by the casts of the 2018 Tony Award-nominated shows “The Band’s Visit,” ”Carousel,” ”Frozen,” ”Mean Girls,” ”My Fair Lady,” ”Once on This Island,” ”SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” The cast of “Dear Evan Hansen” will also return for a performance.For most of the previous awards season, shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes have acknowledged the issue of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. Bareilles and Groban will try to do that while also eviscerating any memory of last year’s Tony host, Kevin Spacey, who since then has been accused by at least 24 men of sexual misconduct or assault.They’ll also hope to end the ratings slide following the 2016 edition that was led by “Hamilton,” which drew 8.73 million viewers. Spacey’s ceremony last year drew 6 million viewers, which represented a drop of approximately 31 per cent in total viewers from the previous year.While neither star is on Broadway this season, they’ve made their mark on the Great White Way. Groban was nominated for a Tony for his role in 2017’s “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” and Bareilles got the nomination for the “Waitress” score, and has also appeared in the show.Groban and Bareilles are also friends, and that was evident Thursday as they spoke about their upcoming hosting duties, laughing it up along the way. “We have so many dad jokes between us, and puns. Most of those will not be making it to air,” Groban quipped.But Groban said he hopes the Tonys are more than just a three-hour advertisement for Broadway. “I think it’s a commercial for theatre — period, Broadway, off-Broadway off off-Broadway. It’s a commercial for the ability to bring people together,” he said.___Online: https://www.tonyawards.com/index.htmlcenter_img In this combination photo, Josh Groban, left, and Sara Bareilles arrive at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Groban and Bareilles will host the 72nd annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) last_img read more

Filippino community organise Finikoudes cleanup

first_imgAround 130 volunteers from the Filippino community in Cyprus recently organised a clean-up of Finikoudes beach in Larnaca to mark the International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) and raise awareness against the use of plastic, observed this year on September 15.Members of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and the Filipino Community in Cyprus came together to display an example of their unique custom of Bayanihan, the “spirit of communal unity effort to achieve a particular objective,” the community said in an announcement.The Philippines, according to Ray O.Bayson, volunteer leader of the Filipino community in Cyprus, have been regularly placed on the top five countries with most ICCD participants with the country ranking second in 2015.“International Coastal Cleanup Day is the world largest volunteer day to protect our environment,” Bayson said, as according to the World Economic Forum, by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish. “That’s why by beach cleanups, we can reduce litter, protect our ocean and raise awareness about litter and plastic pollution.”The group expressed their gratitude to the volunteers within the Filipino community who responded to the call.You May LikeTop4ListsGet a Good Night’s Sleep! Search For Purple Saatva Casper SaleTop4ListsUndoCPAP | Search AdsCPAP Machine Prices Might Surprise YouCPAP | Search AdsUndoMedicareGrannyFloyd Mayweather Won’t Apologize For His Flashy CarMedicareGrannyUndo Film review: Child’s Play ***UndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoBale’s China move called off by Real MadridUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Man wanted for questioning in connection with theft

first_imgPaphos police are looking for a man in connection with the theft of a large sum of money.At 1pm on Thursday, a resident of Paphos reported that €2,500 which he had on him to buy a car, as well as a cheque for €700 issued on February 7 in Paphos, had gone missing.When he discovered the loss of the money, which was on his person, he was outside a bakery on Agaponos street, he said.After looking at footage from a surveillance camera in the area police were able to establish who they believe took the money.They published the photo of a man who is wanted to facilitate further investigations.Anybody who knows anything which can help identify him is asked to contact Paphos police at 26-806021, any other police station or the citizens’ hotline at 1460.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoMacy'sYou Will Not Believe Macy’s Deals for MondayMacy’sUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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flexibility and accommodation in order to commence the repatriation at the earliest possible date,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh from Rakhine since August last year when Myanmar launched a brutal military crackdown, former Sgt. and the investigators saw an interesting pattern. about $156, Um Khalils sister was killed just three months ago when she stepped on a mine going to pick up clothes for her five children. “We are here at the government house to ask the governor to look into the matter and to also dethrone Prof Laz Ekwueme as the traditional ruler of Oko community.Grand Forks police responded to 308 Ninth Ave N. read more