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RCMP respond to fatal gravel truck rollover on Thursday morning

first_imgSaunderson says the driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the cause of the collision is still currently under investigation by the Fort St. John RCMP.The name of the driver has not been released. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John RCMP and emergency crews were called to the scene of a fatal collision on the morning of Thursday, September 5.At around 9:05 a.m., RCMP received a call of a gravel truck rollover at the 27 km mark on Halfway River Road.According to RCMP Corporal Madonna Saunderson, one witness at the scene said the truck failed to negotiate a turn and drove off the road, causing it to flip.last_img


Army seeks Defence Ministrys intervention for better ammo

first_imgNew Delhi: The Army has sought immediate intervention of the Defence Ministry to check rising cases of accidents involving battle tanks, artillery and air defence guns due to “poor quality” of ammunition being supplied to it by the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), official sources said.They said the Army has specifically raised the issue with Secretary (Defence Production) Ajay Kumar, saying poor quality of ammunition has been causing damage to a range of key weapons of the Army in the past few years, they said. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghFollowing the Army’s request, the defence ministry examined the issue and found that OFB has not been pro-active in improving quality of the ammunition to contain accidents caused by faulty ammunition, the sources said. The OFB operates 41 ordnance factories across the country and functions under the department of defence production of the ministry of defence. When contacted, the OFB said it supplies ammunition to Indian Army after through inspection by its Quality Control department Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA). Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadIt said all input material are tested in designated laboratories and a series of specific tests are conducted before ammunition is supplied to the Army. The Army also presented a report to the ministry listing incidents of accidents involving main guns of the T-72 and T-90 and the Arjun main battle tanks besides 105 mm Indian field guns, 105 mm light field guns, 130 mm MA1 medium guns and 40 mm L-70 air defence guns, primarily due to faulty ammunition, they said. The Army also cited a number of incidents in which army personnel were injured due to faulty ammunition. Sources said the Army was very serious about the issue and requested the defence ministry take appropriate initiatives to improve quality of ammunition being supplied to the force. OFB said it is “responsible for manufacturing and up to dispatch of ammunition and is not aware of the storage/ handling/ maintenance conditions at Army’s end which are equally responsible for defects/accidents.” “Unlike other products, ammunition is single-use item. For this reason, 100 per cent inspection including dynamic proof cannot be carried out. A principle of Statistical Quality Control (SQC) is employed for final acceptance of ammunition. SQC is inherently associated with both producer’s risk and customer’s risk,” it said. In September 2017, the Army’s long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 was damaged during a field trial in Pokhran and the US manufacturer as well as the Army had indicated that the gun exploded due to faulty ammunition. In August 2017, the defence ministry sacked 13 senior officers employed with ordnance factories after finding their overall performance “unsatisfactory”.last_img read more


UN calls for more emergency supplies as tropical storm approaches Haiti

The approaching storm may be the third humanitarian crisis that Haiti faces this year, coming amid ongoing efforts to assist up to a million people left homeless by the earthquake that devastated the country in January, and a cholera outbreak that erupted last month, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).The UN’s agencies and its stabilization mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, have been working with the Government of Haiti and humanitarian partners to pre-position emergency supplies and equipment, including trucks, water and sanitation materials, shelter, food and non-food items in the areas most likely to be hit by the storm. “Even with the existing pre-positioned stocks, the potential magnitude of this disaster urgently calls for additional emergency supplies and equipment,” warned Nigel Fisher, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Haiti. Priority needs include reinforced emergency shelter kits for 20,000 families, 80,000 family hygiene kits, 5,000 family water kits, 5 million sachets of oral rehydration salts, water tankers, water treatment units and field tents to serve as emergency cholera treatment centres, as well as logistics equipment and radios to support ongoing public information about cholera and hurricane alerts.The possible path of the storm keeps changing, but the latest update suggests a high probability of severe flooding, especially in coastal areas, but also throughout the country. Haitian authorities have been encouraging residents of low-lying coastal areas and camps to seek alternative shelter, where possible, with families and friends settled in safer places, according to OCHA. “We are concerned that severe flooding will make a difficult situation in Haiti even more difficult,” Mr. Fisher said. “Cholera is spread mainly through contaminated water – so more water poses more risks. The poor sanitary conditions in many parts of the country combined with flooding and polluted waters are very likely to accelerate the infection rate,” he added. A massive public information campaign has been rolled out to help people prepare, with alerts being sent out to internally displaced persons camps via SMS and radio. All available stocks of tarpaulins and ropes are being used to help people in camps secure their shelters.“We want to focus on social and economic recovery…but we are pulled back into emergency mode,” Mr. Fisher said. “We are calling on the international community to help us prepare as best as we can.” 4 November 2010Emergency supplies and equipment are still needed to prepare for the fast-approaching tropical storm Tomas, which could affect up to half a million people in Haiti, the United Nations said today. read more


Delegates from 16 countries at carbon capture symposium in Regina

REGINA — The International Carbon Capture and Storage Centre is holding a global symposium in Regina to show off the technology that captures waste carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels and buries it underground.It’s a working meeting for about 150 invited delegates from 16 countries.Mike Monea, president and CEO of the knowledge centre, says the aim is to expand the technology around the world.Monea says carbon capture and storage works, and the next step is to find ways to deploy it around the world.He says another goal is to reduce capital and operating costs.The three-day conference, which wraps up Thursday, includes several presentations and a tour of SaskPower’s Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant in Estevan.“We have been on a path for the last 30 years developing the regulations, policy, pipelining, capture systems, and we can show people what to do quickly in order to deploy CCS into their own country,” Monea said Tuesday.The carbon capture facility at the Estevan plant went online in the fall of 2014.It was forced down several times in 2015. SaskPower had to pay $7.3 million in penalties to Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) because the plant wasn’t operating enough to deliver all the captured carbon dioxide promised to the Calgary-based oil company.SaskPower’s annual report that year said the power plant faced technical and mechanical issues which “prevented the plant from achieving an acceptable level of reliability and performance.”However, in 2016, SaskPower CEO Mike Marsh said the facility was operating well and on track to capture 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.(CKRM, The Canadian Press) read more


Would Adam Silvers Playoff Proposal Be Good For The NBA

Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Feb. 22, 2018), we’re taking the All-Star Game back into The Lab. In the aftermath of a pretty successful Team Steph vs. Team LeBron showdown, Neil and Kyle dive into our best listener suggestions for how to improve the game even more. Next, we’re joined by our ESPN colleague Brian Windhorst to discuss NBA Commissioner Adam Silver’s latest comments about potentially switching up the playoff structure. Plus, a significant digit on the Toronto Raptors’ amazing bench.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.In case you missed it, check out last week’s brainstorm with FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver on how to fix the All-Star Game.ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz writes that this year’s All-Star Game got the shake-up it needed.Guest Brian Windhorst of ESPN reported on Adam Silver’s possible playoffs compromise.According to, Toronto’s second unit is the best lineup in the league. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine and Kyle Wagner read more


Billy Bunter returns but publishers admit using images of fat greedy schoolboy

Billy Bunter is set to be relaunched for the 21st century, but the new publisher of the famously rotund comic character has admitted that using images of a fat, greedy schoolboy may be too controversial for modern readers.The bulging troublemaker is among the characters in a catalogue of classic British comic titles dating back more than 130 years that are set to be relaunched by Oxford comic publisher Rebellion.The titles and characters acquired by Rebellion include comic Valiant and detective Sexton Blake, but with rising concern over levels of childhood obesity it is Frank Richards’s notorious tubby Bunter, the comedy lard-bucket of Greyfriars School, who is likely to cause most trouble.Bunter first appeared in cartoon form in the Magnet comic in February 1908. By 1940, when Magnet ceased publication due to wartime paper shortage, the nation’s favourite anti-hero had become known for his misbehaviour and had been described affectionately by George Orwell as a “fat boy” and “really first-rate character”.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––But, Jason Kingsley OBE, the chief executive of Rebellion, which has acquired the rights to the character alongside around 400 other comics, has admitted that Bunter’s boisterous character makes him an “awkward” proposition for the publisher.He told the Daily Telegraph: “Billy Bunter is an awkward one. Society has moved on and basically he’s a fat, naughty school boy. He’s not very politically correct, which is one of the challenges of dealing with literature of this age. Some has aged really well and some has not aged so well. I don’t know how we are going to deal with him. It is certainly up for discussion.” Carton character Billy Bunter appeared in Magnet comic from 1908 to 1940 Comic character Billy Bunter appeared in Magnet comic from 1908 to 1940 A sketch from the new Roy of the Rovers football comic book A sketch from the new Roy of the Rovers football comic book By the late 1960s, Bunter had disappeared from comic strips after brief appearances in Knockout and then Valiant, but the BBC made a television star out of him, running seven series of his adventures.Played first by Gerald Champion, he remained a sneak thief who would constantly creep into Fifth Former Horace Coker’s study to pinch biscuits and was often caught, stuck in the attempt to break into the school’s tuck shop, his podgy legs protruding out of the hatch, frantically flapping.Bunter’s comedy came from the playfulness of his greed, but since he dropped off the screen as a child obesity epidemic has seen the Government struggling to encourage children to be more active.The UK is now the third fattest country in Europe and around 60,000 primary school children are recorded as obese each year, prompting a Government plan to display calorie counts at restaurants and to ask every primary school to boost children’s activity with schemes such as the Daily Mile, an initiative which sees pupils run for 15 minutes a day, on top of regular PE lessons. But, Mr Kingsley is unsure about trimming Bunter down in size for the modern age or making him better behaved. “It might spoil the character… sometimes there is a place for characters that are outsiders and don’t fit the moral tropes of today. That said, I haven’t got a clue what we will do with him yet.”Rebellion’s purchase of the archive of TI Media means it now has the biggest catalogue of English language comic book titles in the world, including Look-In and the 19th Century title Comic Cuts, which was at one stage more prolific that The Dandy and is reported to have given the comic book medium its name.Rebellion recently rebooted football comic hero Roy of the Rovers, with a flash new haircut and a million pound contract.But fans were shocked to discover that the classic cartoon character, who was famously loyal to the Melchester Rovers, may leave the League Two side when the big money clubs come calling. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more


Shell évoque une fuite de pétrole en Mer du Nord

first_imgShell évoque une fuite de pétrole en Mer du NordLe pipeline Shell qui traverse la Mer du Nord est sujet à une fuite au large des côtes écossaises. Samedi, la nappe de pétrole s’étendait sur 31 kilomètres.C’est à partir de la plate-forme de production pétrolière Gannet Alpha basée à 180 km d’Aberdeen qu’a été repérée une nappe de pétrole, dans la Mer du Nord. Cette fuite provient du pipeline de la société Shell. Le groupe anglo-néerlandais souligne qu’un sous-marin télécommandé a été utilisé pour déterminer l’origine de la fuite et que le puits a été fermé mercredi dernier, immédiatement après, pour supprimer la pression dans le pipeline.À lire aussiLe graphène blanc, un matériau révolutionnaire contre les marées noires ?Un navire et un avion spécialisés dans la lutte contre les fuites de pétrole ont été missionnés et la fuite serait aujourd’hui “sous contrôle” selon le groupe. Shell indique par ailleurs surveiller attentivement la situation en ayant comme principale préoccupation “la sécurité de l’environnement”, a assuré son porte-parole. Samedi, la nappe s’étendait sur 31 km de long et 4,3 km de large dans sa plus grande largeur. Bien que la quantité exacte d’hydrocarbures déversée ne soit pas divulguée, selon une source de chez Shell le volume de la nappe ne dépasse pas les “200 tonnes” de pétrole. Pour le géant pétrolier la nappe “sera naturellement dispersée sous l’effet des vagues et n’atteindra pas les côtes”.Le porte-parole du ministère britannique de l’Énergie a indiqué qu’une enquête serait menée tout en précisant comprendre “au vu de ce qu’a dit Shell, qu’un volume limité de pétrole peut être libéré”. De leur côté, les autorités écossaises ont précisé être “en contact étroit” avec la société.Le 15 août 2011 à 19:19 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Grant allows state to protect rare plants near Lacamas Lake

first_imgMore than $5.48 million in state grants will support conservation and recreation projects in Clark County, including protecting and restoring habitat for rare plants northwest of Lacamas Lake.The state Recreation and Conservation Funding Board announced Tuesday it has awarded more than $126 million to 333 projects across the state.Clark County’s biggest grant, $3.42 million, is for the state Department of Natural Resources to purchase 315 acres within the Lacamas Prairie Natural Area, which is home to five sensitive plant species and one rare animal species.A project description from the state Recreation and Conservation Office says the area is “threatened by habitat destruction in one of the state’s most rapidly urbanizing counties.”Curt Pavola, DNR’s program manager for natural areas, said his agency currently owns 201 acres in the 1,622-acre area, which was established in 2007.This is the fifth grant DNR has received from the Recreation and Conservation Funding Board to purchase land in the natural area, Pavola said. DNR wants to eventually acquire all land within this and the agency’s other 93 natural areas across the state, he said.“Most of the sites have multiple acquisitions until we deem them completed, filled out to the boundaries,” he said.The Lacamas Prairie Natural Area is different from most other areas because it borders residential neighborhoods to the south, with a small piece falling inside the Camas city limits.last_img read more


PDM calls Premier statements weak and misleading

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Feb 2015 – The People’s Democratic Movement leader is among those criticizing the Premier for his press release yesterday. Hon Sharlene Robinson called for statistical evidence to the claims made by Rufus Ewing. The PDM leader labeled the statement as “weak and is meant to mislead our people in a staged one sided fight where he has everything at his disposal to correct the ills that he has just stumbled upon after two years.” Robinson said Premier Ewing has executive power and offered him a list of moves she believes he can make to see that islanders are hired and compensated. Hon Robinson suggests that there be a labour skills audit, that government install a comprehensive labour database, that the PNP Administration re-institute the understudy endorsement stipulation which she claims was abandoned under their government; there is a call to create a more effective Labour Department and Sharlene Robinson believes that government should stop the issuance of work permits as a revenue earner. The Leader of the PDM also demanded to know the true unemployment rate and said another huge problem is underemployment. I quote her again:”It continues to pain us that students returning from Government sponsored studies overseas are often not employed in their areas of study even in the Public sector where vacancies exist.” Recommended for you Related Items:Pdm, sharlene cartwright-robinson Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


Two Injured In Single Vehicle Accident Off Robinson Loop

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Soldotna Alaska State Troopers received a call reporting a single motor vehicle collision on Robinson Loop, on August 10, at 4:55pm. Two other occupants were in the vehicle, and suffered injuries as a result of the accident. The two occupant were transported to Central Peninsula Hospital. According to Troopers, the driver of the vehicle was Lonnie Morris, 67, who was in a silver Ford traveling westbound on Robinson Loop when Morris fell asleep and drove his vehicle into the ditch.center_img According to an online Trooper dispatch, everyone in the vehicle was wearing their seat belts and alcohol was not a factor.last_img


Ft McPherson LRA Selects Atlanta Firm for Community Study

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Fort McPherson LRA has selected Sizemore Group, an Atlanta-based architecture firm, to lead a master planning study of a 1,300-acre area surrounding the former post.The area covered by the Oakland City/Fort McPherson Livable Centers Initiative study includes the neighborhoods most affected by the post’s closure, as well as the portion of the installation sold to filmmaker Tyler Perry to build a movie and television production complex and the 145 acres of land the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority is converting to civilian use.The planning study will build on previous Livable Centers Initiative studies, which strive to enhance livability through the planning and design of healthy transportation choices, lifelong communities and principals, and attractive place-making, according to a press release from Sizemore Group. The study is being funded through a grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission, which also provides transportation infrastructure funding for projects identified during the planning process.“There has been a lot of research and planning conducted for our study area in the past, yet have experienced little redevelopment, but we are focused on a plan that is realistic and doable right now,” said Brian Hooker, executive director of the Fort Mac LRA. “We are working with Sizemore Group because of their ability to provide us with a plan we can begin implementing right away, with the guidance and support of our community.”Bill de St. Aubin, CEO of Sizemore Group, said the firm is excited to help the Fort McPherson LRA spur economic development, while preserving the culture and history of the neighborhood. “This neighborhood is brimming with potential, and we look forward to helping uncover the tools needed to take advantage of that,” he said.last_img read more


A SE Alaska village thinks reneweable hydropower should be implemented

first_imgHoonah’s hydro project, Gartina Falls, was completed in 2015. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/Alaska’s Energy Desk)A multimillion dollar dam in Kake would make it easier to bring renewable energy to the village, which currently runs off diesel. But the definition of “renewable” isn’t the same in everyone’s book. Federal grants for hydro projects can be limited — compared to what’s available for wind and solar.Listen nowJodi Mitchell puts up a different kind of inspiration in her Juneau office. There’s a yellow sticky note on her computer that warns about how much carbon dioxide diesel emits.“I write that there to remind myself everyday of why we’re doing this,” Mitchell said.Mitchell is the CEO of the Inside Passage Electric Cooperative, a nonprofit that supplies energy to small Southeast Alaska communities. She said sometimes the only way to power remote Alaska is by burning diesel. And as her yellow sticky note attests, she thinks there’s a better way.“If I could build a hydro project in each of those communities, even if it wouldn’t cover the full load, at least they would have some energy security,” Mitchell said.But Mitchell said building a hydro project from scratch can be expensive and the permitting can take a long time.About three years ago, Mitchell said the utility was getting close to completing a hydro project in Hoonah and the village of Kake was next on the list. The utility sent a couple of engineers to scope it out.“I was surprised. I was shocked when they sent me the pictures,” Mitchell said. “I was like, where are you? And they were like, we’re at Gunnuk Creek. There’s a dam here already, Jodi!”What the engineers discovered was an estimated $12 million tank and dam intended for Kake’s drinking water. Mitchell said it was built around 2006, using mostly federal funds. But its electric pumps made it too pricey for the village to operate.What makes this unused dam special is that it can be converted to generate electricity.“As far as I know, it’s the lowest hanging fruit in the state and perhaps in the nation,” Mitchell said.The U.S. Department of Energy sees untapped potential, nationwide, for retrofitting non-power generating dams, and Mitchell thinks this one could be done for about $6 million dollars. It would supply more than half of Kake’s electricity.In the past, Mitchell said the utility would have relied on the Renewable Energy Fund, a state program, but because of Alaska’s mega budget deficit, that funding has gone away. Loans aren’t out of the question. Still, that’s an expense that could be passed on to ratepayers. Something that Mitchell said she doesn’t want to do.So, what options are left?“Most of the grant funds that are available through the federal government do not include hydro,” Mitchell said. “And anyone who lives in Southeast Alaska thinks that’s completely bonkers.”Jeff Leahey, the deputy executive director of the National Hydropower Association, said that’s partly true, but it’s more complicated.“Do people recognize that hydropower is a renewable resource? Yes, they do believe that at the federal level,” Leahey said. “But sometimes they have not included that in the definition of renewable energy.”Leahey thinks that’s why there aren’t more federal grants for hydro projects. There isn’t consistency across the different federal agencies.Sen. Lisa Murkowski was working on a bill that would have made that definition more clear, potentially opening up more federal grants for hydro, but Congress ran out of time.Leahey said solar and wind seem to get all of the attention.“I think some of that comes back to the misconception that the real growth in renewables can only come from wind and solar technologies,” Leahey said. “And the myth that hydro is all built out, that there were no new opportunities for growth.”Back at the office at the Inside Passage Electric Cooperative, Jodi Mitchell read a rejection letter:“Your project was not one of the highest ranked projects selected for funding at this time,” it read.It’s from the United States Department of Agriculture, one of a handful of federal grant opportunities that includes hydro.“I mean, I do a lot of crying when I’m alone because I want it so bad,” Mitchell said. “I want it so bad to help my people.”Mitchell still thinks Kake’s best bet for cheaper electricity is retrofitting its existing dam. She’ll try to reapply in the next grant cycle. But she’d like to see the floodgates opened on more federal funding.last_img read more


Hasina urges Guterres to put more pressure on Myanmar

first_imgprime minister Sheikh HasinaPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday iterated the United Nations and international community to put more pressure on Myanmar government for taking back their nationals from Bangladesh through peaceful rehabilitation in their homeland.The prime minister made the call when UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres phoned her Saturday night, reports UNB.”The UN secretary general made the phone call to the PM at around 9:30pm and talked to her about 20 minutes on the Rohingya crisis,” PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said.He said that the prime minister also sought the UN secretary general’s support for the implementation of her five-point proposal that she placed in the 72nd UN General Assembly.”I’ve presented the five-point proposal for a sustainable solution to the problem,” she told Guterres.The press secretary said the prime minister thanked the UN secretary general for the phone call and sought his support and continued engagement with the issue until a durable solution to this Rohingya crisis could be found.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh has already been engaged with Myanmar bilaterally to arrive at a workable arrangement for the return of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their homeland by peaceful means.”You’re very much aware that the root cause of the problem lies in Myanmar and its solution to be found in Myanmar,” she told the UNSG.The prime minister said the Bangladesh foreign minister will visit New York soon to apprise him (Guterres) of the real situation on the ground.”We’re also sending our home minister to Myanmar to find out a solution to the Rohingya crisis,” she said.The press secretary said the UN secretary general expressed grave concern over the influx of hundreds of thousands of the Rohingya people into Bangladesh.In this connection, he also extended his solidarity with Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue and thanked the government for sheltering and providing services to the forcibly evicted Myanmar citizens.Sheikh Hasina thanked the UN secretary general for his concern, compassion, and support for the Rohingya people as well as his continued and strong pro-active role in drawing the UN Security Council as well as the world community’s attention to the problem.As of today, she said, the exodus of Rohingyas into Bangladesh continues and the atrocities in Myanmar have not stopped yet.”The number of forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals (in Bangladesh) has already crossed 600,000 bringing the total number to one million,” she said.Sheikh Hasina said her government has given shelter to the Rohingyas on humanitarian grounds.She said the people and the government of Bangladesh are addressing the crisis together with the cooperation of all UN agencies.”IOM, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, WHO, FAO, UN Women, UNDP and other UN agencies are providing emergency humanitarian assistance and services under the coordination and overall supervision of the Bangladesh government,” she said.The prime minister said the government has allowed full access to the UN agencies as well as international and local NGOs to work in Cox’s Bazar areas.last_img read more


Listen How Do You Market the Massive Final Season of Game of

first_imgWhen a TV show like “Game of Thrones” can boast 33 million viewers each week, does marketing become besides the point, especially when the upcoming final season is sure to take the audience to new heights?Listen to the podcast here: Popular on Variety ×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 “We could probably do absolutely nothing and shatter every ratings record in the book,” said Chris Spadaccini, executive VP and president of marketing at HBO, on the latest episode of the Variety podcast “Strictly Business.” “I think one tweet with ‘April 14th’ would probably do it. At the same time, we feel an enormous responsibility to commemorate what is arguably one of the greatest TV shows ever made, that has cemented its place in popular culture.”In an interview recorded last month at the 2019 Variety Entertainment Marketing Summit, Spadaccini walked through his ambitious game plan for sending off HBO’s flagship series in high style. Marketing for the drama series has already led to watercooler moments both intentional, like its Super Bowl marketing partnership with Bud Light, and unintentional, such as when President Trump decided to borrow “Thrones” iconography for one of his ubiquitous tweets. But it’s all worth it, according to Spadaccini, who sees “Thrones” as something of a throwback in an era when on-demand viewing is fragmenting the audience like never before.“It really is one of the last remaining mono-cultural events where I get the feeling the world will be watching in real time because they don’t want to be left out,” he observed. “In that respect, it’s more akin to a World Cup than just a TV show.”“Strictly Business” is Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment. Listen to the podcast below for the full interview, or check out previous “Strictly Business” episodes featuring HBO chairman/CEO Richard Plepler, Discovery CEO David Zaslav, and TV star Tyra Banks. A new episode debuts each Tuesday and can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud.last_img read more


Are you suffering from Angelina Jolie syndrome

first_imgIf you pay extra attention to the probability of dangerous diseases that you may suffer in future, you are probably suffering from what is being termed as ‘Angelina Jolie syndrome’, a study warns.The politicisation and commercialisation of health issues in today’s Western culture have led to growing healthism — a peremptory idea of self-preserving behaviour. This approach criticises everything that fails to fit into the glamorous standards of a beautiful, young and slim body. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“But even simple concerns about the ‘standards’ of physical condition may provoke hypercorrection, such as surgery on a healthy body,” said study author Evgenia Golman from National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia. More widespread displays of healthism include the boom in diets, fitness, plastic surgery and organic food, as well as the popularity of mobile apps for health monitoring.“Popular healthcare policy today often shifts the responsibility for health from healthcare institutions to individuals themselves, and shifts the focus from treatment to prevention, including prevention of even purely hypothetical pathologies,” Golman wrote in her paper. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixPreventive medicine undoubtedly helps prevent many diseases and can save a lot of resources for families and the state.But if ‘calculation’ of sicknesses and idealisation of beauty and healthy body standards are understood improperly, in a purely commercial way, they can lead to mass neurosis and a social obsession with complying to healthist fashion.“The most dangerous thing is that such an approach stigmatises everything that doesn’t fit in with the model of a ‘healthy lifestyle’,” the researcher warned. A person not only obsessively monitors every bodily manifestation, but starts detecting signs of imaginary sicknesses.The study was published in the Journal of Social Policy Studies.last_img read more


Firefox 61 add search engine in Page Actions menu

first_imgFirefox 61: add search engine in Page Actions menu by Martin Brinkmann on April 06, 2018 in Firefox – 33 commentsMozilla removed the classic search bar from new Firefox installations with the release of Firefox 57 but did not touch the search bar in existing Firefox installations.Mozilla added so-called one-off searches to the address bar which users of the browser can make use of to run searches on different search engines directly from the address bar.Combined Firefox address bar and search bar experiments began in early 2016, and the future of Firefox’s search bar was uncertain in mid 2017.The search bar is still included in the customization menu, but it seems likely that most new Firefox users won’t add it to the browser. Likely, because they would have to discover the option first to do so and would have to find the built-in address bar search lacking.The removal of the search bar removed the option to add open search providers to Firefox. The search bar highlights open search providers when you visit pages in the Firefox browser and provides you with an option to add the search engine to the browser.With the search bar no longer displayed, users were not informed anymore about open search providers found on a web page. While it is possible to add new search engines in the Firefox preferences, doing so is not nearly as comfortable as clicking the mouse twice to add a new search engine in the frontend of the browser.Firefox 61: Page Action menu add search engineMozilla is aware of the issue and plans to introduce a new option in the Page Actions menu to resolve it. The Page Actions menu was introduced recently in the browser. You activate it when you click or tap on the three dots in the Firefox address bar.Starting in Firefox 61, a new Add “search engine” to One-Click Search action is available that Firefox users may use to add an open search engine to the browser.The current version of the feature is already live in Firefox Nightly. Note that the Page Actions menu won’t highlight that a new Open Search provider was found on the active page; a core difference to the search bar which highlights found search providers.Now You: how do you search in your browser?Related articlesMozilla drops Yahoo as Firefox’s default search providerSearch across all Firefox tabs with Search Multi TabsSummaryArticle NameFirefox 61: add search engine in Page Actions menuDescriptionMozilla plans to add an option to add open search compatible search engines found on the active web page to the Page Actions menu of Firefox 61.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


Massive Discount On Smartphones Xiaomi Mi 8 Pocophone F1 Asus Zenfone 5

first_imgXiaomi Mi 8 If you’ve been meaning to upgrade to a new smartphone, check out our massive discounts before the year ends. 2018 brought quite a boatload of new smartphones with high-end features and a new design with an all-screen display. Now is a good chance for you to get your hands on one such device at a hefty discount. Skim through the list below and choose the device that best fits your needs.Great Discount On Smartphones From 2018 – Xiaomi Mi 8, Asus Zenfone 5, Pocophone F1 And MoreMake sure that you avail the discount before the limited time offer ends. If you fail to do so, the discount would end in some time and the prices would revert back to their original model. So be sure to schedule your purchase. Now, let’s get down to the list.Xiaomi Pocophone F1We’re all familiar with the quality and offerings from Xiaomi Pocophone F1. It’s clearly one of the most popular budget smartphones of 2018. To top it off, Xiaomi Pocophone F1 sticks the landing when it comes to delivering the hype it has reached. This model features 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a Snapdragon 845 processor so all your tasks and games are smooth.The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is a pretty great option if you’re up for it and it now features a 25 percent discount. This makes the price jump down to just $288.19. Use the code: GBMP29P to avail the discount. Head over to this link to get it.Xiaomi Mi 8The flagship from Xiaomi is now up for sale at a massive discount. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is one of my personal favorites as it features an astounding high-quality design keeping everything on par with the flagships of the industry. The all-screen design offers great media consumption experience along with gaming. It features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage capacity coupled with Snapdragon 845.If you’re a fan of Xiaomi, which we all are, you won’t go wrong with the Xiaomi Mi 8. It is available at a 28 percent discount, making the price come down to just $378.09. Use the code: GBMPO9IK to avail the discount. Head over to this link to buy the Xiaomi Mi 8.Huawei Honor 10If you’re into fancy smartphones, the Huawei Honor 10 is the one to get. It’s exterior boasts a unique color scheme that shifts from one angle to the other. Internally, it features 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The notch display offers more screen real estate and good gaming experience and also compliments media consumption.The Huawei Honor 10 is one of the most beautiful smartphones and Huawei has perfected the art of design in 2018. If you’re enticed by the Huawei Honor 10, it is available at a 29 percent discount. The discount brings the price down to just $337.99. Use the code: GBMPO906 to avail the discount. Head over to this link to buy the Huawei Honor 10.OnePlus 6There’s no doubt about the capabilities of the OnePlus 6. It’s clearly one of the best Android smartphones to have launched this year with high-end specifications and a clean user interface without clutter. This particular model features 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage capacity. It is also equipped with Snapdragon 845 that delivers the best performance and its best for media consumption and games.The OnePlus 6 is a great smartphone to own and since it is available at a discount, there’s no reason not to get it. The OnePlus 6 is available at a 30 percent discount, which makes the price down to just $399.99. Head over to this link to buy it.Asus Zenfone 5If you’re opting for the Asus Zenfone 5, you’re getting a pretty good deal. The notched design is perfect, the chin is minimal so you’re good on the looks part. It’s clearly one of the best devices for its price and offers high-end performance. As for storage, the Asus Zenfone 5 features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.If you’re excited to own the Asus Zenfone 5, you’re clearly not the one. The Asus Zenfone 5 is available at a good 23 percent discount, making the price come down to just $309.99. Head over to this link to get it.This is all for our list of discount on smartphones. If you’re excited to own one of the following you should definitely schedule the purchase or get them as soon as you can. This is due to the fact that only limited stock is available and could potentially end soon.Also, check out:Amazing Discount On Smartwatches: Featuring Amazfit 2S, Huawei Watch 2, Zeblaze Thor 4 And MoreThere will be more discounts on other products soon, so be sure to stick around. This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the list? Which smartphone is the best for your specific needs? Share your insights down in the comments. Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more


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