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Ayodhya Mediation fails SC to commence daytoday hearing from Aug 6

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first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday ordered day-to-day hearing from August 6 of the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case after noting that mediation proceedings to resolve the dispute amicably have failed. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took note of the report of the three member mediation panel, headed by former apex court judge FMI Kalifulla, that its effort to find out an amicable resolution to the dispute have failed. The bench said that in view of the development, the land dispute will be heard on day-to-day basis from August 6. The mediation panel in its report submitted on Thursday said the Hindu and the Muslim parties have not been able to find a solution to the vexatious dispute.last_img
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Liberals expand directives on using torturetainted info to military diplomats

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first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government has expanded its directions covering the use of foreign intelligence likely obtained through torture to include the Canada’s military, diplomatic service and electronic spy agency.The move means the Canadian Forces, Communications Security Establishment and Global Affairs Canada are being prohibited from using information gleaned from torture, unless it means saving lives.That includes preventing a terrorist attack or protecting Canadian soldiers on overseas missions.Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland say the directives are designed to ensure Canadian officials have clear guidelines and are not complicit in any abuse.The directives “clarify and strengthen the measures on the disclosure or requesting of information that would result in a substantial risk of mistreatment,” Sajjan said in a statement issued Thursday.“They also prohibit certain use of information likely obtained through mistreatment, except when it is absolutely necessary to prevent loss of life or significant personal injury.”The measure has sparked mixed reactions, with NDP defence critic Randall Garrison describing it as a “public-relations exercise” that will have little real effect because of the exception allowing torture-tainted intelligence.“In the end, the Canadian government remains complicit with torture,” he said. “The prohibition on the use of torture. It’s not: sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t.”Amnesty International Canada called the new directives a welcome change from those issued by the previous Conservative government, although the group expressed concern with the fact that some torture-tainted info would still be allowed.That concern was particularly acute when it came to the military, said Alex Neve, Amnesty Canada’s secretary-general, given its recent history in Afghanistan and Iraq of partnering with groups that have questionable records.Canada soldiers “may therefore be faced with decisions about what to do with information that bears the taint of torture on a regular basis,” Neve said, so “the need for extra vigilance to ensure that the Canadian military is not implicated in torture is all the greater.“That is why there should simply be an absolute ban on using any such information.”Both Amnesty and the NDP have repeatedly called for an inquiry into the Canadian military’s role in the handling of detainees who were later tortured by Afghan security forces during the last decade.The Liberal government, and the Conservatives before them, have refused.The directives issued by Sajjan and Freeland and published Thursday are similar to those issued to the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Canadian Border Services Agency in September.They partially reverse instructions from the previous Conservative government that allowed international exchanges even when there was a real risk of torture.Human rights groups and the federal NDP had called on the Liberals to repeal the Conservative government’s instructions, saying they effectively condoned torture and flouted Canada’s international obligations.Torture victims will say anything to stop the pain, making their information unreliable, they argue.The new versions forbid officials from disclosing or requesting information when doing so would result in a “substantial risk” of torture that could not be managed through assurances from a foreign government.They also prohibit use of information likely obtained through abuse in any way that creates a risk of further mistreatment, as evidence in a court proceeding, or to prevent risks to property such as a building.However, the directives allow the use of information gleaned through torture “to prevent loss of life or significant personal injury.”The directions cite an impending terrorist attack as one scenario in which such information could be used, but officials indicated in a background briefing that a pending attack on Canadian soldiers in the field could also qualify.In such cases, the information must be accurately described and characterized, and it must be clear that it is being used solely to try to prevent an attack.last_img
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ICE Futures Canada Tuesday morning Canola prices higher barley unchanged

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WINNIPEG — Prices were higher in mid-morning trading at ICE Futures Canada on Tuesday:Canola: Nov. ’17 $3.30 higher $500.70; Jan. ’18 $2.90 higher $507.80; March ’18 $3.10 higher $514.30; May ’18 $2.60 higher $517.60; July ’18 $1.30 higher $518.10; Nov. ’18 unchanged $481.40; Jan. ’19 unchanged $483.10; March ’19 unchanged $485.80; May ’19 unchanged $485.80; July ’19 unchanged $485.80; Nov. ’19 unchanged $485.80.Barley (Western): Oct. ’17 unchanged $145.00; Dec. ’17 unchanged $148.00; March ’18 unchanged $151.00; May ’18 unchanged $151.00; July ’18 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’18 unchanged $151.00; Dec. ’18 unchanged $151.00; March ’19 unchanged $151.00; May ’19 unchanged $151.00; July ’19 unchanged $151.00; Oct. ’19 unchanged $151.00.
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Cyclone Idai UNICEF warns of race against time to protect children prevent

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“We are in a race against time to help and protect children in the disaster-ravaged areas of Mozambique,” UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said at the end of a visit to Beira, one of the areas worst affected by Cyclone Idai. According to initial Government estimates, 1.8 million people across the country, including 900,000 children, have been affected by the cyclone which slammed into the country last week. However, many areas are still not accessible and UNICEF and partners on the ground know that the final numbers will be much higher.  “The situation will get worse before it gets better,” Ms. Fore said, noting that as aid agencies get a clearer picture of the devastation, some have reported that entire villages have been submerged, buildings have been flattened, and schools and health care centers have been destroyed in the days since the storm struck.“While the search and rescue operations continue, it is critical that we take all necessary measures to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases which can turn this disaster into a major catastrophe,” she warned..@unicefchief is visiting the children and families affected by #cycloneidai in Beira. #UNICEF is bringing urgent life-saving support to the affected population, including clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, as well as medical care. pic.twitter.com/2UyMere3ye— UNICEF Moçambique (@UNICEF_Moz) March 22, 2019 UNICEF said it is concerned that flooding, combined with overcrowded conditions in shelters, poor hygiene, stagnant water and infected water sources, is putting them at risk of diseases like cholera, malaria and diarrhoea.Initial assessments in Beira indicate that more than 2,600 classrooms have been destroyed and 39 health centers impacted. At least 11,000 houses have been totally destroyed. “This will have serious consequences on children’s education, access to health services, and mental wellbeing,” the UNICEF chief said.In Beira, Ms. Fore visited a school which had turned into a shelter for displaced families. Classrooms were converted into overcrowded bedrooms with limited access to water and sanitation.Safety of women and children a major concern“We are particularly concerned about the safety and well-being of women and children who are still waiting to be rescued or are crammed in temporary shelters and at risk of violence and abuse,” she said, also raising concerns about children who were orphaned by the cyclone “or who became separated from their parents in the chaos that followed.” Ms. Fore also visited a UNICEF warehouse which was severely damaged in the cyclone, causing the loss of essential supplies that had been pre-positioned before the cyclone made landfall.Cyclone Idai started as a tropical depression in Malawi, where it forced families from their homes into churches, schools and public buildings. Nearly half a million children are affected. After Mozambique, the cyclone moved to Zimbabwe where it caused significant damage to schools and water systems.“For children affected by Cyclone Idai, the road to recovery will be long,” Ms. Fore said. “They will need to regain access to health, education, water and sanitation. And they will need to heal from the deep trauma they have just experienced.”She said that UNICEF teams are on the ground in the three countries helping children learn, play and heal, “but our resources are overstretched. We will initially need $30 million in the first stage of the response and look to our public and private donors to be generous to the thousands of children and families who need support.”
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Top private school accused of sexism for advert showing boy aiming to

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first_imgA top private school has been accused of "everyday sexism" for an advert showing a boy aiming to be a lawyer or politician and a girl setting her sights on becoming a pop star or a soap opera actress. The £36,000-a-year Ardingly College near Haywards Heath in West Sussex has come in for scathing criticism for a poster that appeared on Brighton and Hove public buses across the county. Running with the slogan "World-Ready", the advert has been branded politically incorrect for showing a male pupil with labels showing he aspires to be a politician, lawyer or swimmer, while a female counterpart has the tags "vocalist", "actor", "writer".The adverts have been live for a month, but have provoked a hostile reaction from Sussex residents including Rachel Brown who called it 'entry level sexism'.Another, Tanya Taylor, shared a picture of the poster with the caption, "shame on you Ardingly College" and used the hashtag "everyday sexism" and one mother said she would never send her daughters to the boarding school.But headteacher Ben Figgis said the criticism was wide of the mark, claiming "casual observers" had misinterpreted the advertising campaign. 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. He said the tags attached to the boy and girl were "the personal ambitions of the students pictured in the billboard" and that other adverts in the campaign showed different preferences. Mr Figgis said: "The key point about our ads is that the children themselves have chosen the career ambitions that feature alongside them. As a school we have not put words into their mouths, nor would we want to.""We have featured girls aspiring to become scientists and surgeons as well as boys becoming writers and linguists."Among our girls, one is the head of our engineering project Ardingly Solar, while another recently became a finalist in the UK Space Design competition."But we also celebrate girls succeeding as artists, musicians and any other ambition they pursue."The headteacher's explanations did not wash with many, including Brighton and Hove city councillor Emma Daniel , who said she and her friends had been outraged.She said: "I am sure not intentional but as a politician with a law degree I do find it a little cliche."Student Joely McEwan said she and her friends were "disgusted" by the advert.The posters appeared on Brighton and Hove Buses, which operate Sussex-wide, and managing director Martin Harris said: "We're absolutely mortified these adverts have been running on our buses."We don't approve of them and weren't given a chance to review them by the external agency who buys in our advertising. "Normally they bring any potential controversial advert to our attention but this one wasn't. They will be removed at the first possible opportunity."center_img An alternative "World-Ready" poster showing the girl aiming to be a linguist, humanitarian or racing driver and the boy a business leader, electronics engineer or sporstman An alternative "World-Ready" poster showing the girl aiming to be a linguist, humanitarian or racing driver and the boy a business leader, electronics engineer or sporstmanlast_img
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Clearwire moving to LTE as the technology matures

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first_imgWireless internet service provider Clearwire has some big 4G news: the company will be switching from WiMAX to LTE in the future. All the details aren’t clear yet and the announcement is far from official, but executives at the company have spoken out about the 4G switch. Higher ups at Clearwire, including both interim CEO John Stanton and COO Erik Prusch have said that a move to LTE is unavoidable.No timeline has been set as of yet, but any change is heavily reliant on choices made by Sprint. The two companies work together on a number of levels in such a way that Clearwire is effectively a subsidiary of Sprint without actually being part of the company.AdChoices广告By using WiMAX 4G Clearwire (and, by extension, Sprint because they use Clearwire’s network) was able to get a very early jump on the 4G market but LTE brings notable advantages. With both AT&T and Verizon, the nation’s two largest carriers, have opted for LTE and Sprint/Clearwire would have been alone with WiMAX. Both technologies have their strengths, but LTE will have a wider user base in the US and to grow (as well as move on from their cash-strapped state) LTE adoption could be crucial. Currently WiMAX runs at about 6Mbps down and 1Mbps up, making it a good deal slower then even a very early implementation of LTE.As of right now Sprint has no LTE plans announced. Clearwire has done network testing with LTE and was apparently very impressed with the results, but it’s not clear when they would make the switch. Their executives noted that a changeover would not occur until LTE technology has matured and they certainly wouldn’t be saying anything before Sprint’s own agenda has been set.via Cnetlast_img
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Irish guys can put it up to anyone Surfing through life on

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first_img“I just saw something special, that some of the best big waves were on my doorstep. So I decided, why not? Why can’t the Irish guy take them on the same as international guys could?”O’Flaherty is the first to point out how much his beloved sport has come on in Ireland over the years.Not only has it received further recognition of late at home, it’s also been catapulted to the fore on an international level. Source: Winter Tides - Jonny MacCannJust before the Olympics kicked off in Rio de Janeiro last August, the International Olympic Committee announced that surfing would be added to the docket at Tokyo 2020.It’s something that the Clare native is keeping an eye on, but due to the undecided qualification format he mightn’t have the chance to pursue it until further down the line. Source: Jonny Mac Cann/YouTubeWHEN YOU THINK of sport in Ireland, surfing isn’t one that immediately springs to mind.Well, for most people across the country.Certain parts of the west coast are very different however. Lahinch, Mullaghmore and Bundoran are just a handful of places where surfing is seen in a rather contrasting light. The majority of their dwellers eat, sleep and breathe the sport.From local kids progressing from body boards to surfboards to international surfers gracing our shores to try out some of ‘the best big waves in the world’, our little island and the Wild Atlantic Way really is a Mecca for the sport.For its full-time surfers, it’s more than just a sport however. It’s their religion, it’s their life.That’s how it is for Ollie O’Flaherty and Gearoid McDaid anyway.Ollie O’Flaherty Share Tweet Email6 http://the42.ie/3341405 17,774 Views “There’s definitely a big community feeling within surfing. It’s more than just a sport, it’s a community. And I knew I wanted to be part of that community for the rest of my life.”O’Flaherty started surfing when he was just four years old. He remembers it as well as day.The O’Flahertys were on a family holiday in France, and his uncle — a keen surfer — got the ball rolling. It all started with a body board, and from there he caught the bug.What began as a pastime and a hobby quickly snowballed into a way of life.As he got older, he started to don the green of Ireland and compete at international events. And as he tasted success, saw more of the world and the level abroad, O’Flaherty realised that he could turn his dream into a reality.He was around 21 when he decided that he would fulfil his ambitions, and surf for a living. “Surfing becomes a lifestyle as much as it is a sport,” the 29-year-old from Lahinch tells The42. “If the opportunity comes, I’ll try and compete. It’d be great to compete for Ireland in an Olympics. It’s definitely on the bucket list.“In Ireland, the standard has gotten much higher, especially on the Big Wave scene. We’ve got some some great surfers that are taking on the waves just as good as any of the professionals that come over here. 6 Comments Like O’Flaherty, his daily life revolves around surfing. He incorporates running, swimming and gym work into his training regime, but he’d rather be out on the water with his board.“If there’s waves, I’d pretty much surf all day.”Compared to his friends, and others around his age, McDaid leads a rather atypical life. No college, no assignments, no work, no part-time jobs.“I just surf. It keeps me going.”It’s simple. But he wouldn’t change it for the world.Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, Winter Tides, is an Irish surf film produced and directed by Jonny MacCann. The film will premiere at Irish surf festival Shore Shots, which takes place on 22 and 23 April.The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.ie By Emma Duffy “People are starting to realise that Irish guys can put it up to anyone in the world.”Like any sportsperson, O’Flaherty has gone through many highs and lows while practicing his craft through the years.After slight hesitation as several options run through his mind, he settles that his International Billabong XXL nomination in 2012 is a career highlight.Alternatively known as the Big Wave Awards, or the ‘Oscars of the surfing world’, O’Flaherty was the first Irish person ever to be nominated to the last five. He surfed a mammoth 60ft wave that year, and was recognised accordingly for his endeavors:“It stands out the most. Riding one of the biggest waves in the world in 2012 was a pretty big achievement. Being in the top five biggest waves in a year, I was pretty happy with that.”It’s not always fun and games riding waves though, and things can easily go wrong. Source: Winter Tides - Jonny MacCannAs they say, you have to fail in order to succeed. And of course, one of the most-used (or overused) clichés in sport — practice makes perfect.“I’ve definitely had some nervy moments. At a wave called Riley’s a few years ago, I got trapped in a bit of a rip current. The wave was breaking itself up, four or five foot of water. I was lucky enough to actually get washed up the rocks instead of smashed under. I was close to being in a very bad situation, or passing out that day.“But I think, when you have those situations and you survive them, you realise ‘ok what can I do to prepare for that to not be as scary the next time?’ And that’s how you move forward. Apr 17th 2017, 10:00 AM Monday 17 Apr 2017, 10:00 AM Before opting for the full-time surfing lifestyle, O’Flaherty graduated from NUI Galway with a science degree. He’s currently undertaking a part-time postgraduate degree online, but his ’9-5′ outside of his own surfing is a world away from what he studied.He runs his own surf school — Ollie’s Surf Academy in Lahinch — and is kept on his toes with that. His personal commitments also see him train every day, whether that be out on the water, running on the beach, hitting the gym or a mixture of all three.It’s pretty simple: “If there’s waves every day, I’ll surf every day. Source: Winter Tides - Jonny MacCann“In summer time, it’s pretty full on all the time. It’s great though, it’s good fun. I coach people that are from high beginner and intermediate, all the way to advanced. People that have just learned how to paddle their own board and get out past the waves and catch a clean wave, all the way to some of the best juniors in the country. Short URL “Surfing has gotten a lot bigger in Ireland. There’s a lot more people doing it and there’s a lot more people travelling here. It’s gotten out there that Ireland has really good waves, and it’s world-famous for the waves we have here.”While Mullaghmore in Co Sligo and Aileen’s Wave in Co Clare are the ‘premier waves’ in O’Flaherty’s eyes, McDaid prefers a spot further north — Bundoran.“There’s lots of different types of waves up there, you can get anything you want. It’s definitely the best up there.”When asked about the peak of his career to date, the 20-year-old says that he hasn’t had ‘any single big moment’.He agrees that the best is yet to come, half-jokingly.Anyone with a keen interest in Irish surfing knows that his future is bright, and while he may not have had one single standout moment, he’s had plenty of big ones to date.His plan for the rest of the year is to travel, and participate in the WQS (World Qualifying Series) competitions throughout Europe and around the world. 'Irish guys can put it up to anyone': Surfing through life on the best waves in the world We spoke to Ollie O’Flaherty and Gearoid McDaid, who both appear in ‘Winter Tides’. “I just love giving back. I love passing on whatever knowledge I have and watching people progress. It’s great, I get great satisfaction from that.”Gearoid McDaidOne such surfer with whom O’Flaherty exchanges knowledge with is Gearoid McDaid.Although nine years his junior, McDaid has already well and truly broken the Irish surf scene. He unquestionably announced his arrival when he won the Irish Open Men’s National Championship aged just 16. Source: World Surf LeagueHe didn’t start quite as early on as O’Flaherty, but surfing was also a big thing in the McDaid household, so the Sligo youngster pretty much fell into it.“I started surfing when I was like 10 with my dad just pushing me into waves and stuff. Pretty much since then, I just kept it going.“Dad surfed when he was younger years ago, and then he got all my brothers and sisters into surfing, but I was the only one that kept it going.”All of his siblings are older, and the baby of the house has been flying the flag since. It all started as a pastime, he could take it or leave it. Then he started surfing every day.His mid-teens saw him secure his first sponsor, and it also gave him the confidence to someday pursue professional surfing.Recently signed with Rip Curl Europe, McDaid also has his sights set on the Olympic dream.“It’s definitely something that I’m looking to do. Source: Winter Tides - Jonny MacCann“The Olympic Council haven’t put out anything on how to qualify, or how they’re going to do it yet so we just have to wait and see what you have to do to qualify for it, and see if I can get into it. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article “Those things have to happen for you to realise whether you want to do it or not. Some people get scared and don’t want to do it, some people prepare better the next time and keep doing it.” A stunning new Irish film looks at why Co Clare is a Mecca for the world’s top surfersFrom Dingle to Geelong – a Kerry All-Ireland winning captain starting Aussie Rules careerlast_img
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Russie le voyage de la sonde martienne mis en échec par un

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first_imgRussie : le voyage de la sonde martienne mis en échec par un de ses moteursHier soir, la sonde Phobos-Grunt a décollé avec succès du cosmodrome de Baïkonour mais a échoué à se placer sur la bonne trajectoire vers Mars. Elle reste pour l'heure en orbite autour de la Terre. C'est une aventure qui commence bien mal pour la sonde Phobos-Grunt. Conçue par l'agence spatiale russe, celle-ci doit rejoindre Phobos, la plus grande lune de Mars afin d'en ramener des échantillons de sol et peut-être d'en apprendre plus sur la planète Rouge. Seulement, les débuts de l'engin se révèlent difficiles. Hier, la sonde spatiale a en effet décollé comme prévu à 20H16 UTC du cosmodrome de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan juste avant de se séparer de son lanceur Zenit et de se placer en orbite autour de la Terre. Seulement après cette étape, l'engin était censé se mettre en marche afin de rejoindre la bonne trajectoire à destination de Mars. Chose qu'il n'a pas réussi à faire. "Le moteur ne s'est pas allumé. Ni la première ni la deuxième phase de combustion n'ont eu lieu. Cela signifie que la sonde n'a pas pu s'orienter en fonction des étoiles", a expliqué Anton Ledkov, membre de l'Institut russe de recherche spatiale sur le forum du site officiel de la mission. Pour l'heure, la sonde reste donc en orbite autour de la Terre mais le centre de contrôle est toujours en contact avec elle, bien qu'aucune télémétrie ne soit plus reçue du vaisseau. Désormais, "les spécialistes ont trois jours pour télécharger un nouveau programme de vol, après quoi les batteries de la sonde seront vides", a expliqué le chef de Roskosmos, Vladimir Popovkine, cité par l'agence Interfax. "Je ne dirais pas que c'est un échec. C'est une situation imprévue, mais elle peut être surmontée", a-t-il ainsi estimé. Selon une source au sein de l'industrie spatiale russe, l'incident proviendrait en fait d'une défaillance dans le système de gestion de la sonde. Un risque d'incident très élevé À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d'Elon Musk manque d'entrer en collision avec un satellite de l'ESAMais en vérité, l'incident n'a pas totalement surpris les équipes, tandis que les spécialistes avaient prévenu que le système de gestion de la sonde n'était pas tout à fait au point. Le risque d'un incident lié à cette situation était donc très élevé. Malheureusement, le pire s'est produit, a déclaré la même source à l'agence Interfax. "J'ai beaucoup de peine. C'est très triste que tout cela se déroule ainsi, mais c'est la conséquence de notre pénurie de personnel après un si long intervalle. De nombreux jeunes ont travaillé sur ce projet. Nous souffrons d'un manque d'expérience et travaillons presque à partir de zéro", a commenté pour sa partAlexander Zakharov, principal chercheur de la mission.Phobos-Grunt, qui consiste en un atterrisseur et un module capable de revenir sur Terre, est censé atteindre sa destination après onze mois de vol environ, et en ramener des prélèvements en 2014 sur Terre. Il s'agit de la première tentative de la Russie de procéder à une mission d'exploration interplanétaire depuis l'échec cuisant en novembre 1996 de la sonde Mars 96, qui était retombée dans l'océan Pacifique.Le 9 novembre 2011 à 12:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img
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Amazon vatil se lancer dans la vente de smartphones

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first_imgAmazon va-t-il se lancer dans la vente de smartphones ?Une nouvelle rumeur fait état de la conception d'un smartphone chez Amazon dès 2012. Celui-ci devrait être proposé à moins de 170 dollars. Comme ses concurrents Apple et Google, Amzon a bien l'intention de ne pas se limiter à un seul domaine d'activité. Selon The Motley Fool, après avoir révélé sa tablette Kindle Fire, Amazon pourrait bien se lancer dans la conception de smartphones.Ce nouveau produit d'Amazon pourrait même être lancé fin 2012 et commercialisé entre 150 et 170 dollars( entre 110 et 125 euros). Le smartphone tournerait vraisemblablement sous le système d'exploitation Android, tout comme la Kindle Fire, et sera probablement équipé d'un processeurs Texas Instrument OMAP 4. La plupart des composants équipant le smartphone d'Amazon auraient été conçus par TMS Business Group, qui assemble déjà la liseuse Kindle. Connaissant la politique d'Amazon, il est possible que le commerçant en ligne ne se réserve pas une grande marge commerciale avec ce smartphone afin de concurrencer Apple, Samsung, HTC et RIM. Le 19 novembre 2011 à 16:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img
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Stranger Things Now Has an Eerie Dungeons Dragons Starter Set

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first_img 11 Best Monsters Made From Dead People PartsOriginal 'Stranger Things' Plan May Confirm Will Byers' Sexuality Stay on target Will the Wise, a grotesque Demogorgon, and fireballs are coming to elevate your gameplay: A Stranger Things-themed Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set was recently teased on Amazon and fans can’t get enough of it.On Thursday, the Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Starter Set debuted on the website, and it’s a creepy adventure game that highlights the sci-fi series’ storyline. The game, which won’t be released until May 1, is currently available for pre-order on Amazon for $24.99. Fans will be able to order it before Stranger Things Season 3 hits Netflix on July 4.I need this Stranger Things D&D set in my life pic.twitter.com/dVXzvG1mjJ— J Wade (@MrHouse1989) February 13, 2019In Stranger Things, the young characters sit around a small table and play a retro version of Dungeons & Dragons. Now, you can play the same game with this set, which resembles other Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition starter sets, Polygon reported. Seasoned Dungeons & Dragons players can expect a tiny manual, pre-made character sheets, a polyhedral dice set, and a Dungeon Master-themed adventure in the Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set.“Experience the D&D adventure Stranger Things character Mike Wheeler has created for his friends,” said a product description shared by Wizards of the Coast. “Pick your character — will you be Will the Wise or Dustin the Dwarf? Get your fireballs ready as you investigate the mysterious castle and battle the ferocious Demogorgon.”One of the Demogorgon figures in the ‘Stranger Things D&D Starter Set.’ (Photo Credit: Amazon)Meta role-playing is also more personalized in this cool Dungeons & Dragons set: It comes with two Demogorgon figures, and one is left unpainted so you can customize it according to your gaming preferences.You can check out the Stranger Things Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set on Amazon’s website for more information on specs, pricing, and other cool features.More on Geek.com:‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Will Premiere on July 4New ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Teaser Reveals Episode TitlesTelltale Is Making a ‘Stranger Things’ Gamelast_img
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What Sex and the City Means for the Future of Magazines

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first_imgFor readers of this blog outside of the greater New York City metro area, or those who haven’t walked past a newsstand lately, Sex and the City—the HBO show-cum-movie opening this weekend—has taken over Manhattan. The stars of the film are on every magazine and newspaper cover, are on every morning, daytime and late night television show, and are plastered on the side of every bus and subway terminal in the five boroughs.Time Inc.’s Health magazine had a screening of the movie last night with Kristin Davis, co-star and cover subject, serving as host. (As one Cosmo-sipping Time Inc. executive called it, “corporate synergy”—with Time Warner’s HBO and Time Inc.’s Health coming together—“at its finest.”)Warning! The rest of this post may or may not contain “spoilers.” Read at your own peril … Magazines play a key role in the movie, as does print in general. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is an author and freelancer for Vogue; when her engagement is announced in Page Six, her editor, played by Candice Bergen, assigns her a first-person account of planning the wedding, replete with a couture photo shoot.Funny thing is, Parker’s character symbolizes the trouble magazines are facing. She doesn’t text-message; she scoffs at the iPhone; she appears to be somewhat fear-stricken about “the Internet”; she has her assistant read aloud her e-mails, asking her to reroute them as if it was magic. At one point, she even refers to the Web as “cyberspace.”Yet she loves print, snatching a copy of Vogue after her wedding fizzled as if one less copy in circulation would matter. For better or worse, this is who Hollywood thinks is the prototypical Vogue reader: an aging, love-obsessed, tech-averse columnist with a weakness for Manolo Blahniks.(According to the latest MRI figures, the average age of the Vogue reader is 35.3—virtually unchanged from 2003.)But you didn’t have to go much past the cocktail party last night to see the paradigm has already shifted, and that the Carrie Bradshaws of the world are dwindling. There were dozens of free copies of Health spread along a railing for the taking. But most of the 300 or so guests—twenty-and-thirtysomethings, nearly all women—were too busy clutching their camera phones hoping to snap a photo with Davis—presumably to upload to their Facebook pages—to care. (In another era, they’d be hoping to get her to sign their copy of the magazine.)Like the young Sex-wannabes the characters dodge as they stumble around the Meatpacking District in the film’s final scenes, potential magazine readers have gotten younger in a hurry. And they’d much sooner enroll in a luxury handbag-sharing program online as they would subscribe to a magazine.Magazines aren’t gonna get them past the velvet rope, after all.last_img
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Army Defends Decision to End CH47 Purchases

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first_imgTop Army officials testifying before House defense appropriators earlier this week defended the service’s decision to stop purchasing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, Military.com reported.Last year the Army pursued about $30 billion in budget savings to pay for the service’s modernization strategy over the next five years. The CH-47 cuts were among 186 cost savings ideas, Army Secretary Mark Esper told the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.Chairman Pete Visclosky (D-Ind.), said he appreciated that the Army “has come in with 186 recommendations as far as reductions,” but said he is concerned that CH-47 Chinooks are on the list.“I have heard from a number of people from a particular state that they are not happy with that particular change,” Visclosky said.Nebraska National Guard photo by Spc. Lisa Crawford ADC AUTHORlast_img
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Indian Khasias kill Bangladeshi near Sylhet border

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first_imgLocation of Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet. Photo: Google MapA Bangladeshi youth was shot to death allegedly by members of Indian Khasia community near Dana border area in Kanaighat upazila of Sylhet district on Saturday morning.The deceased is Mamun Uddin, 28, son of a certain Jalal Uddin of Sonarkhwar village in the upazila, reports UNB.Local union parishad chairman Fayaz Ahmed said Mamun went to India illegally on Friday night.A group of Khasia community opened fire on Mamun while he was bringing cattle from India through the border around 9:00am, leaving him dead on the spot, he added.Upazila Nirbahi Officer Tania Sultana and Kanaighat police station officer-in-charge Abdul Ahad confirmed the matter.last_img
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Protect arms from suns rays

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first_imgWish to bare arms when the sun shines bright, but scared of putting your tanned arms on display? Save them by using sun protection products.Celebrity dermatologist Kiran Lohia shares tips for keeping your arms gorgeous:* Prevention with sunblock: A lot of tanning and discoloration occurs due to the ravages of UVA and UVB rays. Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen will help you do that. Look for SPF 30 with PA++ and above for the best coverage. SPF refers to UVB protection and PA++ refers to UVA protection. Wear copious amount of sunscreen  Also Read - 'Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting'and re-apply every four hours for the best result! * Cover up: The fact is that sun exposure is the number one cause of freckles and darkened arms. So if you do not wear sleeveless and instead wear long sleeves when going outside, you will find that your arms will stay smooth. The problem is that it's mighty hard to wear long sleeves in 40-degree weather! So when it's hot, you can instead wear light cotton fabrics in light colours to help provide a physical protection to your arms. Also Read - Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix* The natural solution: For mild pigmentation and for those with patience, there are natural options. ‘Ubtans’ can help get rid of tan because they exfoliate the dull, old and dead skin cells, revealing newer and brighter skin underneath. For an effective ‘ubtan,’ combine buttermilk and chickpea flour. Apply it on your skin and let it dry. Then rub it off and wash. Do this once or twice a week. Another option is to create a natural scrub. For softer arm skin, combine sugar crystals with rose oil. Apply while in the shower using gentle circular motions and then wash off. Do this once a week for the ultimate glow.last_img
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Dream Cruises partners with the movie Hotel Transylvania 3 A Monster Vacation

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first_imgDream Cruises is collaborating with Sony Pictures Animation to host thematic sailings of Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, the latest instalment of the animated movie franchise, aboard Genting Dream and World Dream this summer. From May 25 to August 31 2018, guests will enjoy fun experiences and amenities aboard Asia’s mega cruise ships as they cruise to summer idyllic destinations in Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand – their journeys at sea will be complemented by the company of their favourite legendary monsters through meet-and-greet, bedtime storytelling, costume parties and their ultimate monster fantasy.Thatcher Brown, President of Dream Cruises said, “We are pleased to enrich the summer sailings of Dream Cruises with the cast of Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation aboard our new ships Genting Dream and World Dream. Our onboard teams are excited to deliver Dream Cruise vacations where these lovable monsters – as seen in the movie – will come to life. Fun and great entertainment are a big part of what Dream Cruises offers our guests in innovative ways. Our guests will enjoy the privilege to interact with their favourite characters throughout their summer voyage.”“As our monster family takes a family cruise adventure in the film, worldwide audiences will be inspired to go on cruises of their own which makes Dream Cruises an ideal partner for Hotel Transylvania 3,” averred Jeffrey Godsick, Executive Vice-President, Brand Strategy and Global Partnerships, Sony Pictures Entertainment.Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation releases in cinemas from July 12, 2018.In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, join our favourite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.   It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all. Directed by GenndyTartakovsky and written by Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, the film is produced by Michelle Murwdocca.last_img
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first_img Top Stories He was No. 12 on the 2017 edition, and it’s unlikely his stock improved after being injured for all but part of the first game of the season.But as the top-20 was announced and his name wasn’t called, it meant one of two things: either players remembered his 2016 season, in which he had more than 2,100 yards from scrimmage and scored 20 touchdowns, or they no longer considered him a top back after his wrist injury.It was the latter.The top 10 players:Tom Brady, QB, PatriotsAntonio Brown, WR, SteelersCarson Wentz, QB, EaglesJulio Jones, WR, FalconsLe’Veon Bell, RB, SteelersTodd Gurley, RB, RamsAaron Donald, DT, RamsDrew Brees, QB, SaintsVon Miller, LB, BroncosAaron Rodgers, QB, PackersJohnson was ranked No. 21 on CBS’ power rankings, but he didn’t make Pro Football Focus’ list of the top 50 NFL players. All-Pro running back David Johnson speaks at a press conference on Thursday morning. (Photo by Shawn Moran/Cronkite News) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs' buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes' introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Maybe NFL players have forgotten the way running back David Johnson ravaged 2016 defenses.Maybe they’re just showing respect to those who were healthy last year.Either way, Johnson was left off the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2018 list, as voted on by the players.Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and defensive end Chandler Jones all made the top-30.Related Links4 Cardinals on CBS Sports' Top 100 players, none on PFF's listTrio of Cardinals land in top 30 of NFL Network's Top 100 listIt seemed as though Johnson’s name would be called next. 25 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img
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