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Griezmann gets nutmegged twice in 1st Barca training sessionGriezmann gets nutmegged twice in 1st Barca training session

first_imgBarcelona: Antoine Griezmann was tested by his Barcelona teammates at his first training session at the club by being nutmegged twice. However, the French forward, who is expected to make his club debut next week, remained calm. Griezmann, who has been handed the No. 17 shirt, is likely to make his debut in next week’s Rakuten Cup clash against Frank Lampard-managed Chelsea in Japan. Griezmann, along with new recruits Frenkie de Jong and Neto, were at their first training session at the club. Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are currently on holiday following their Copa America campaign. The La Liga champions signed the French World Cup winner from Atletico Madrid for 120 million euros on a five-year deal after paying his release clause.last_img

UKs May to meet with Austrian leader to help Brexit bidUKs May to meet with Austrian leader to help Brexit bid

first_imgLONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is to meet Austria’s chancellor to build support for her Brexit plan ahead of a possible Sunday summit.May plans to meet Thursday with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose country holds the rotating European Union presidency.The U.K. and the European Union agreed last week on a 585-page document sealing the terms of Britain’s departure, but are still working to nail down a separate political declaration on their future relations after Brexit.Kurz told the Austria Press Agency in remarks published Thursday that his trip to London is designed to help May build support for the deal, which faces opposition in the British Parliament.He also says he hopes to get a “realistic picture” of May’s chances of getting majority support for the bill.The Associated Presslast_img read more

UN agency launches 16 million appeal for homeless Palestinians in Gaza StripUN agency launches 16 million appeal for homeless Palestinians in Gaza Strip

“In the hardest-hit place in the Gaza Strip there are few places to turn for assistance,” UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Commissioner-General Peter Hansen said yesterday.“Rafah was always a poor place. It is now a devastated place,” he added. “Hundreds of destitute families are relying on UNRWA and the international community to come forward and help them cope with a very grave humanitarian crisis.” UNRWA needs $15.84 million to help hundreds of families who have lost their homes, had a breadwinner killed or wounded, or who are in need of ongoing medical care. The agency said 3,500 people lost their residence through demolition or because they were rendered uninhabitable in May alone. Since the latest Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation started in September 2000, more than 21,000 people have been left homeless in the Gaza Strip. To rehouse all of those still needing shelter in Gaza, UNRWA would need $38.5 million. read more

Allied Nevada progresses with Ambient Pressure Alkaline OxidationAllied Nevada progresses with Ambient Pressure Alkaline Oxidation

first_imgAllied Nevada Gold has reported that it has completed the second phase of its ongoing metallurgical test program for onsite oxidation and processing of sulphide concentrates at the Hycroft mine. The encouraging results from the first and second phases of testing, including preliminary capital and operating cost evaluations, have led the mine to initiate a pilot plant level study at a third party laboratory. The second phase test program focused on further evaluation and optimisation of Ambient Pressure Alkaline Oxidation (AAO) on Hycroft rougher concentrate.The goals of this second phase were to confirm first phase test work results; establish operating parameters; and provide an initial capital and operating cost model. Bench scale testing of AAO indicated that oxidation and leaching of rougher concentrate, using trona (a mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate) as the pH modifier, resulted in similar recoveries that had been achieved during the first phase. The company has initiated the pilot plant study at a third party laboratory which will include constructing a pilot plant to simulate the process flow sheet in a continuous circuit including grinding and flotation, to create a rougher concentrate, oxidation and leaching. The goal of this stage is to firm up operating parameters, establish equipment requirements and further refine operating and capital requirements for the oxidation plant. The pilot plant is expected to be completed by the end of the first  quarter of 2014. M3 Engineering & Technology (M3)  will use the results of the oxidation test work, capital and operating cost review and pilot plant program to develop an updated prefeasibility study.Ambient pressure oxidation is a common pretreatment method for oxidising certain refractory ores, prior to the cyanide leaching step, and has been used successfully for a number of years in the precious metals industry. There are various manifestations of the process, including the Albion process and AAO, which have been or are currently in operation globally. AAO, as it is intended to be applied in the concentrate oxidation process for Hycroft,  involves using oxygen-enriched air and heat generated from the oxidation process to oxidise the concentrate in an ambient pressure environment using trona to provide the alkaline environment and to neutralise the acid that is created during the oxidation process.Other neutralising agents were tested, all showing positive results. Trona was selected because it is a relatively inexpensive neutralising agent and enhances sulphide oxidation. The carbonate in the trona solution keeps the sulphide surfaces clean during oxidation, improving the oxidation rate compared to other neutralising agents and has the added benefit of being the most cost-effective option due to its availability and proximity to Hycroft. The largest known trona source in the world is situated in Green River, Wyoming, with readily accessible transportation lines to Hycroft. For the Hycroft concentrate, testing has shown that AAO using trona and either oxygen or oxygen-enriched air provides the necessary sulphide oxidation to achieve the desired gold recovery. Oxygen (or oxygen-enriched air) is a less expensive oxidant than either chlorine or hydrogen peroxide that has been used elsewhere in other AAO circuits.The AAO process, in many forms, has been used commercially worldwide. East Driefontein in South Africa used AAO to oxidise minor amounts of pyrrhotite before cyanidation to reduce cyanide consumption. Lime was used to control the pH at 10.5-11, as they were interested in passivating the sulphide surfaces, not oxidising a large fraction of the sulphide minerals in the ore. The Homestake Mine in South Dakota also used an alkaline pretreatment to passivate and oxidise sulphides. Similarly, Joutel in Quebec used lime and oxygen-enriched air on flotation concentrates. Jerritt Canyon in Nevada used chlorine as the oxidant under alkaline conditions for 16 years. In this operation, sodium carbonate was used to control pH. Pine Creek in Australia also oxidised reactive sulphides at alkaline conditions, using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant.last_img read more

BUGOJNO 2017 Riveras message and six interesting matchesBUGOJNO 2017 Riveras message and six interesting matches

The fifth youth tournament “Handball is my future” for generation 1998 began in city of Bugojno in Bosnia and Herzegovina with six matches in groups A and B.Group A:Slovenia – Bosnia and Herzegovina 33:30Poland – Macedonia 25:22Slovenia – Macedonia 33:24Poland – Bosnia and Herzegovina 27:27STANDINGS:Slovenia 4Poland 3BIH 1Macedonia 0Group B:Croatia – Austria 35:29Qatar – Switzerland 18:33RIVERA: Show respect to allThe special guest in the opening ceremony of the tournament “Handball is my future” was Qatari NT coach Valero Rivera. Spaniard watched some matches, but also sent important message to the young guys…Show respect to your team-mates, coaches, referees and all other people in sport. That is a message of sport – said Rivera.Qatari Handball Federation supports tournament by covering costs of the teams. ← Previous Story Valero Rivera to open “Handball is my future in Bugojno” Next Story → Manolo Cadenas to lead Argentina until Tokyo 2020 read more

NAMA sold 26 properties with no evidence of open marketingNAMA sold 26 properties with no evidence of open marketing

first_imgRead the full report hereBidThe report found that in one instance, a property in Ireland was sold without an open contest for €27 million.The property in question had been the subject of an eight-week marketing campaign, with a winner chosen after this process later withdrawing.The property was eventually sold to a new bidder, not originally on the shortlist, at the same price five months later.However, the C&AG found that: THE NATIONAL ASSET Management Agency sold twenty-six properties with ‘no evidence of open marketing’, a new report has found.The state’s public spending watchdog, the Comptroller and Auditor General, carried out the value-for-money report into the activities of the bad bank in the period from 2010-2012.In its report, the C&AG said that it was satisfied that the reasons supplied by NAMA for the lack of open marketing were “reasonable” in 15 cases, with sales of €151 million in value.The sales of six other properties to state bodies in Ireland or Great Britain, with gross proceeds of €12.1 million, were not openly marketed either.In a final loan, the report found that “there was no evidence of open marketing or obtaining market assurance”. No evidence was provided to show how the purchaser was selected. Nor was there any evidence of the asset being returned to the market after the failed initial competition.NAMA said it felt that the price for the property would have been lower had it been returned to the market.Spending and rental mysteryNAMA was unable to say exactly what the returns were on properties that have been sold.This is because it doesn’t have the IT system to keep track of capital or other funding provided to individual properties, or to calculate how much is coming in in rent from individual properties.As such, the report found that “it is not possible to calculate the returns that were earned on properties that have been sold”.NAMA had disposed of around €10.5 billion worth of property in the UK and Ireland by the end of 2013.The C&AG looked at examined the sale of 144 properties as part of its review, which were sold for around €1 billion overall.Here’s the most complete breakdown of NAMA loans you’ll see today>NAMA sells loan for Ireland’s tallest building>last_img read more

Explainer How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutionsExplainer How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutions

first_imgExplainer: How people on tracker mortgages were shafted by financial institutions There have been calls for gardaí to investigate the tracker mortgage scandal. Short URL Jan 24th 2017, 6:21 PM 48 Comments 33,311 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Source: onestep24/YouTube By Christina Finn Share68 Tweet Email7 I DON’T KNOW what a tracker mortgage is.You probably remember that phrase from THAT Celtic Tiger advert back in the day.Well, tracker mortgages are in the headlines once again – and for all the wrong reasons.What is a tracker mortgage? Your questions, answered > What’s the controversy?Late last year, it emerged that thousands of Irish mortgage customers who were entitled to a tracker interest rate on their mortgage were denied a right to one or denied the option of one.Some customers who had been originally given tracker rates were offered alternative products, like fixed-rate mortgages or more expensive variable rates on their mortgages when they were entitled to be on cheaper tracker rates.After a certain amount of time, these customers could have been offered the chance to switch back over to tracker rates, but no such deal was given.More than 15 lenders, which include AIB, Bank of Ireland, PTSB, Ulster Bank, have been found to have charged some customers the more expensive rates.Tracker mortgages were extremely popular because they have an interest rate which is set at a percentage above the European Central Bank interest rate, which fluctuates throughout the year, offering customers the best possible rate.However, the problems with these specific tracker mortgages being forced onto mortgages which were significantly more expensive than expected placed a huge amount of pressure on homeowners.Many customers were placed under huge pressure to pay the additional money on their mortgages, sometimes amounting to several hundred euro a month which they had not expected or budgeted for.As a result, homeowners entered arrears – and some even lost their homes.How many people have been affected? Last summer it was originally thought about 1,400 customers were overcharged by Permanent TSB when this first became known.However, in December, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath queried other cases and it then emerged that over 8,200 mortgages could be affected by the overall scandal.Since then, more information has come to light last December and it is now estimated that up to 15,000 mortgages could be impacted.How many people lost their homes?  Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty claims that over 100 people have lost their family homes because they were unable to afford the higher mortgage rate they were forced to pay, while others were bankrupted.So far, we know that Ulster Bank has admitted that 15 families lost their homes, while AIB has admitted the 14 families faced repossession due to their error.What’s happened since all this came out?The Financial Regulator carried out a review and the Central Bank asked all banks to review their tracker mortgage portfolios. The scandal has resulted in a number of court cases, with banks committing to a redress scheme for customers.Some of Ireland’s top bankers have appeared before the Oireachtas Finance Committee.In one exchange in November 2016, Pearse Doherty said:You watched these individuals lose their homes, you actually took the homes off these people. In my view, this is daylight robbery of their own customers.The Sinn Féín said when the tracker problem was pointed out to the bank, officials initially denied anything was wrong. Source: there is a redress scheme in place for customers? And what’s happening this week?Doherty is going one step further and calling for the tracker mortgage scandal to be considered a criminal matter.He says that the bankers who oversaw the removal or denial of tracker mortgages should be “investigated for common theft”.Doherty is putting down a private members motion in the Dáil today calling for a strict deadline for redress and compensation to the victims and is also calling for cooperation between the gardaí, the Central Bank and the Office of the Director for Corporate Enforcement to hold those responsible for the scandal to account.He also wants the government to bring forward legislation to ensure that individuals working within financial institutions, as well as corporate entities, can be held accountable for white-collar crime.He said the motion “expresses solidarity with the thousands affected”.“We know that up to 15,000 families have been victims of this abuse by banks across the board yet these banks are still stringing the families along with pro-forma letters each month with no new information,” he said.For me this whole scandal brings back into the light how weak our laws are when it comes to tackling white-collar crime.Will it be supported?That’s still unclear. A government spokesperson said there is still no definitive government position on the motion.However, it’s understood the government will not be backing the motion as it stands in its current form as the criticisms levelled towards the Central Bank pose an issue.Government sources said there was wrongdoing by the banks, but it’s believed the people best to oversee the investigation and redress scheme is the Central Bank.It’s believed there have been vigorous discussions surrounding the tracker scandal held at government level, with sources stating the government will be watching it very, very closely.Open library or open longer? Rural plan criticised for launching in library soon to have staffless hours>Poll: Should people with a free travel pass have to pay a small charge for it?> Tuesday 24 Jan 2017, 6:21 PMlast_img read more

This is a symptom of organised crime What can be done toThis is a symptom of organised crime What can be done to

first_imgWe are doing all we can to catch the people responsible – it is a key priority for us. A digger next to the filling station in Fermanagh after an ATM was stolen. Thursday 4 Apr 2019, 6:30 AM YESTERDAY MORNING’S THEFT of an ATM with a stolen digger in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan was the latest in a line of similar robberies border areas in Northern Ireland and the Republic. A total of seven ATMs have been ripped from the walls of shops and banks in Northern Ireland so far this year. Similar thefts have also taken place south of the border in Cavan and most recently Monaghan. The thefts are proving to be a serious thorn in the sides of gardaí and the PSNI, with warnings that they are linked to organised crime groups working in the border areas. “The reckless actions of these criminals are despicable and I want to assure the public our dedicated team of detectives working across Northern Ireland specifically focusing on this crime is actively working with the banking industry and retailers,” Detective Chief Inspector David Henderson of the PSNI said on Monday, following an ATM theft in Antrim. ‘This is a symptom of organised crime’: What can be done to stop the recent spate of ATM thefts? The thefts are proving to be a serious thorn in the sides of gardaí and the PSNI. Apr 4th 2019, 6:31 AM 13,187 Views By Cormac Fitzgeraldcenter_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article But why has there been such an increase in these attacks in recent times and what can be done to stop them?Banks and gardaíWhen contacted by a spokesperson for the PSNI said:“It’s a live investigation so we can’t go into specifics. It is one possible line of enquiry that there could be several gangs involved in this crime. It is one possible line of enquiry is that the attacks are linked to those in ROI.We are working closely with retailers and also the banking industry and ATM providers. We’re trying also to proactively prevent attacks in the future.Spokespeople for Bank of Ireland, Danske Bank, AIB and Ulster Bank all declined to give specific details on their security procedures, but confirmed they were working with officials to fight against any further thefts. Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy said yesterday that cross-border cooperation was needed between gardaí and the PSNI to tackled the issue. “The criminals involved in these attacks are clearly operating on a cross-border basis,” he said. The response therefore must also involve a cross-border policing effort, supported by local communities and the construction industry, in order to stamp out these callous opportunists.Organised crime Security analyst Tom Clonan told that the recent attacks were almost certainly a result of organised crime gangs operating in border areas. “These aren’t isolated individuals acting in an opportunistic way, this is an organised coordinated campaign to steal large amounts of cash,” he said. “And I think in the context of what’s happening on a broader political scale I think our politicians should be sitting up and taking notice of this, paying particular attention to it.Because there is an organised crime element to it and when you have organised crime there is always a link to paramilitaries and to terrorist groups.  Clonan said that the thefts showed the “fingerprint of either a paramilitary group of a dissident group”. “It’s organised crime and it’s a universal – almost like an iron law that where you have  organised crime you have links to terrorism and to paramilitary groups, they kind of co-exist,” he said.And the fact that it’s happening in the border area – both sides of the border – should be raising alarm bells with people in both Stormont and in Leinster House. Clonan said that the ongoing political deadlock in Northern Ireland, which has meant that there has been no Assembly in power in Stormont for over two years, could have created a power vacuum allowing these groups to operate. He also said that a lack of adequate garda resources on border counties in the Republic was also contributing to the issue. “In the Republic it’s definitely exploiting a situation where there’s a lack of Garda resources,” he said. “The gardaí are behind in terms of information technology, infrastructure, the vehicle fleet – the sheer numbers of vehicles, the sheer numbers of people out in those border areas. I think that’s the environment that’s being exploited by these criminal gangs.He made it clear that it wasn’t an issue of individual policing or a failure of gardaí on the ground, but rather a political issue linked with a failure to provide gardaí with the adequate manpower and resources they needed to tackle the issue. More political oversight in Northern Ireland to help advance PSNI initiatives to tackle organised crime, and further garda resources being provided to divisions along the border were what was needed to properly address the thefts, he said.Brexit Clonan also warned that the uncertainty in Westminster around Brexit and the UK”s future in the EU is a very serious issue coming down the road for Ireland’s security officials. “Most journalists seem to assume that if we have a hard border it will be operated by the British like the old days. But it won’t be – this time it’s going to be a complete game-changer,” he said.“Deal or no deal there’s going to be a frontier on the island that we have to police and monitor – that is, the Republic. And we’ve never really been in that position before. We’re going to have to control the border.And at the moment, as we are, we see this type of [ATM theft] crime. It’s very commonplace and the spate of it and it kind of highlights the challenges that are coming down the tracks very, very soon. Share4 Tweet Email1 Image: PSNI Short URL 30 Comments A digger next to the filling station in Fermanagh after an ATM was stolen. Image: PSNIlast_img read more

GE CEO Calls BS on Job Automation FearsGE CEO Calls BS on Job Automation Fears

first_imgStay on target The idea that factories will be run by robots in five years is “bullshit,” according to outgoing General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt.It will probably take at least six or seven years.Joking aside, Immelt has joined Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt in dispelling rumors of total automation.Humans and computers must work together—not in opposition—to be more productive, Schmidt argued at last week’s VivaTech convention in Paris.As reported by CNBC, the former Google chief cited a study suggesting 90 percent of jobs are not fully automatable; while some routine tasks may be mechanized, humans are still indispensable.“So what that tells me is that your future is you with a computer, not you replaced by a computer,” Schmidt said.Convinced there will be a shortage of jobs; the exec implored businesses to fill positions with “people plus computers.”“The computers will make people smarter,” he continued. “If you make the people smarter, their wages go up. … And the number of jobs go up, not down.”Schmidt’s theory is contrary to data released last month by MIT and Boston University: Researchers discovered that an increase in automation tends to negatively impact local employment.Just how likely are you to get the boot from your boss? Ask Web-based tool “Will Robots Take My Job?” The site is based on a 2013 report examining how susceptible 702 occupations are to computerization.“According to our estimates, about 47 percent of total US employment is at risk,” developers said four years ago.Immelt, however, takes this news with a grain of salt, calling bullshit on fears that grinning robots will soon be handing out pink slips to human workers.“There’s 330,000 people that work for GE, and none of them had a productive day yesterday, none of them had a completely productive day,” Immelt told the VivaTech crowd.“So my own belief is that when it comes to digital tools and things like that, that first part of the revolution, is going to be to make your existing workforce productive,” he said last week, according to CNBC.Thinking about a career change? This might be the right time to hang up the whistles (sports officials), put away the energy boards (manicurists/pedicurists), and return the uniform (waiters) in favor of something more secure.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Review: ‘Daemon X Machina’ Has Big Robots, Small Fun on Nintendo SwitchThis Robot Is Equal Parts Lawnmower and Snow Blower last_img read more

Amtrak grades host railroads for delays to passenger serviceAmtrak grades host railroads for delays to passenger service

first_imgIn terms of causing fewer train delays, Amtrak’s host railroads in the Pacific Northwest performed pretty well last year, especially compared with other companies around the United States and Canada.In a new report, Amtrak graded its landlord rail lines on a scale of A to F in a report titled the “Host Railroad Report Card” for the 2017 calendar year. Of the six class 1 railroads evaluated, the Pacific Northwest’s two class 1 companies, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Corp., received a B and a B-, respectively. Only Canadian Pacific fared better, receiving an A.BNSF’s grade was based on its trains being responsible for less than 1,000 minutes of delay per 10,000 train miles traveled by Amtrak trains on its network. Union Pacific, meanwhile, caused less than 1,200 minutes of delay per 10,000 train miles.BNSF tracks host Amtrak passenger trains from Vancouver, B.C. to Portland on the Cascades route, from Seattle to Portland on the Coast Starlight route and from Minneapolis, Minn. to Portland on the Empire Builder route.Union Pacific then hosts the Cascades from Portland to Eugene, Ore., and the Coast Starlight from Portland to Moorpark, Calif.“You are served by two of our better host railroads,” said Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari.But Union Pacific’s spokesman Justin E. Jacobs didn’t see it the same way.“Union Pacific takes significant measures to ensure our commuter partners are successful operating along our rail network. We are disappointed that Amtrak is trying to deflect its own service issues to host railroads, including Union Pacific,” he told The Columbian in an email.last_img read more

MIA to conduct emergency drillMIA to conduct emergency drill

first_imgMIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – Drivers on the Palmetto or Dolphin Expressways may see a lot of activity on the tarmacs of Miami International Airport, Wednesday morning, but it will only be a drill.MIA is conducting the full-scale emergency drill from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.The drill will test emergency crews and their ability to respond to a major incident.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

King red and chum salmon meeting ADFG escapement goals in Kuskokwim tributariesKing red and chum salmon meeting ADFG escapement goals in Kuskokwim tributaries

first_imgA fisherman pulls a king salmon from the Kuskokwim River during a subsistence fishing opening on June 12, 2018. (Photo by Katie Basile / KYUK)Healthy numbers of salmon are reaching their Kuskokwim spawning grounds this season, according to state standards. Across salmon species, state-issued escapement goals are being met. These goals are set to help ensure sustainable runs and future subsistence harvests.Listen nowThe Alaska Department of Fish and Game is operating six weirs on Kuskokwim tributaries to monitor king salmon escapement. Each weir continues to track between the five- and 10-year average for kings. Nick Smith is a researcher with the department and points out that the numbers show consistency with recent runs.“The five- and 10-year averages have included those years of low productivity,” Smith said. “So to be tracking the five- to 10-year average is telling us that we’re following the same general pattern that we’ve seen over the past five to 10 years.”High water prevented four of the six weirs from gaining accurate counts earlier in the summer. The water level has slowly dropped, and this week the water level along the upper river main stem lowered to its historical average for the first time this season.The two weirs able to make accurate counts for the entire season indicate a familiar set of numbers. The George River weir is tracking right under the 20-year average for king escapement and has now reached the upper end of its escapement goal. The Salmon River Pitka’s Fork weir is tracking with the 2017 king salmon run.Escapement goals for king salmon aerial surveys have been met for the following tributaries: the Salmon River Pitka’s Fork, Cheeneetnuk River, Gagarayah River and Holitna River.Other salmon species are logging more robust runs.Chum salmon have surpassed their escapement goal at the Kogrukluk River weir, the only weir with an escapement goal for chum. Meanwhile, red salmon escapement is tracking above average at the three weirs that have escapement goals for this species: the Kwethluk, Salmon and Kogrukluk River weirs.last_img read more

This Game of Thrones star wishes to replace Hugh Jackman as WolverineThis Game of Thrones star wishes to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

first_imgLogan/FacebookAquaman and Game of Thrones movie star Jason Momoa has recently admitted that he is up for replacing Hugh Jackman in the next human-mutant movie featuring Logan aka Wolverine.As per the recent reports, Jason Momoa has reportedly expressed his desire for playing Wolverine at Celebrity Fan Fest in San Antonio, Texas. If Marvel Studios hire him, then it would be another celebrated superhero role which Jason would play. As we all know, he is famous for playing Arthur Curry in DCEU’s Aquaman movie.Chances of Marvel Studios hiring a DCEU actor play the role of Wolverine are pretty slim but it would still be interesting to see how this Game of Thrones star will replace Hugh Jackman as one of the most loved superheroes of all time.As we all know, after almost seventeen years of portraying the role of Logan, the Australian-born Hugh Jackman decided to exit from the role. He portrayed the role of Wolverine for the last time in the 2017’s critically acclaimed film Logan. Ever since then fans and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds are requesting Hugh to portray the role of the clawed mutant for one more time. Fan are desperately waiting to see Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman together in an action-thriller superhero movie. Jason Momoa with his facial hairInstagramMeanwhile, there have been several other actors who have shown interest in replacing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. Earlier this month, Dark Phoenix movie director Simon Kinberg stated that he cannot imagine anybody but Hugh Jackman to play Logan but still, as per him, Venom star Tom Hardy would be an interesting choice.In addition to this, director Kevin Smith also stated in April this year that if Mission Impossible movie star Tom Cruise would star as Wolverine, then that superhero movie has the potential to earn over $1 billion at the box-office.Jason Momoa said if he were to play any role in the MCU it would be WOLVERINE! #CelebrityFanFest— SuperBroMovies (@SuperBroMovies) June 15, 2019Whatever the scenario is, it is hard to state who is going to replace Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the future X-Men movies. As we all know, Marvel Studios has acquired Fox and with that, they now have the rights to reboot the franchise in its entirety. After the failure of recent X-Men movies, it is most likely that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige would like to reboot the entire mutant saga and with that, he is going to cast some young actor who will stay with the franchise for at least two decades.last_img read more

Fakhrul could not meet KhaledaFakhrul could not meet Khaleda

first_imgKhaleda Zia and Mirza FakhrulBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir could not visit jailed party chairperson Khaleda Zia as she was ill.Shairul Kabir Khan, an officer of the BNP chair’s press wing, said this on Thursday quoting Fakhrul.Fakhrul was supposed to meet the former prime minister at 3:00pm, Shairul added.On Wednesday, a lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Commission said the BNP chair could not be produced before the court in Zia Charitable Trust for unavoidable reasons. A Comilla court then served a show cause notice on the Dhaka jail authorities regarding Khaleda’s failure to appear before the court.On 8 February last, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the BNP chief and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the case. She was then sent to the abandoned central jail on Nazimuddin Road in the capital.last_img read more

As history beckons TMC highstakes battle in third phase polling in stateAs history beckons TMC highstakes battle in third phase polling in state

first_imgKolkata: Around 70 lakh people will exercise their franchise in five Lok Sabha constituencies spread over three districts on Tuesday.These seats include Jangipur and Murshidabad in Murshidabad district, Malda North and South in Malda district and Balurghat in South Dinajpur district. The Election Commission has taken elaborate measures to ensure free, fair and peaceful election in these constituencies. A total of 324 company of the Central Forces will be deployed. Of these, 177 company of the Central Forces will be deployed in Jangipur and Murshidabad seats. In Malda North and South, 94 company of Central Forces will be in place while in Balurghat another 44 will be pressed into service. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Election Commission replaced the Superintendent of Police Arnab Roy with Ajay Prasad just 48 hours before the polls in Malda. A Congress delegation met Prasad on Monday afternoon and urged him to ensure free and fair elections. In Murshidabad, there are 1,907 polling booths which are being housed in 1,377 polling premises. In Jangipur, there are 1,762 booths within 1,148 polling stations. In Malda North, there are 1,713 booths housed in 1,320 premises while in Malda South, around 1,616 booths are housed in 1,106 premises. In Balurghat, there are 1,530 booths housed in 1,345 premises. The seats are most crucial for the Trinamool Congress. Of the five seats, TMC had only one seat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls. It went up to two after Mausam Noor joined the TMC and is fighting from Malda North. TMC’s Arpita Ghosh won by 1.06 lakh votes in 2014 while Mausam defeated her nearest candidate by over 67,000 votes. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in statePolitical experts said Malda is a Congress stronghold for the past five decades since the time of ABA Ghani Khan Chowdhury. Ghani Khan’s brother AHA Khan Chowdhury won the Malda South seat by over 1.64 lakh votes in 2014. In Murshidabad district, Abhijit Mukherjee was elected from Jangipur seat by over 8,000 votes. Badaruddoza Khan of the CPI(M) was elected from Murshidabad by over 18,000 votes. Even in the 2016 Assembly elections, two ministers of the TMC — Sabitri Mitra and Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury were defeated. But in 2018 Panchayat elections, Trinamool won the Zilla Parishad. Banerjee is trying to make inroads in Malda and joining of Noor is a major achievement of the party before the elections. Like Malda, Murshidabad is a Congress stronghold and the TMC had lost all the three seats in 2014. Adhir Chowdhury won the Berhampur seat while Abhijit Mukherjee and Badaruddoza Khan got elected in 2014. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee deputed Suvendu Adhikari, state Transport minister, to look after the party’s organisation in the district. The decision has brought enormous success for the party. In 2018, Trinamool got control over the Zilla Parishad and three MLAs have joined the party. Political experts said a tough tussle is expected in all the five seats and people will have to wait till May 23 to know the result as the strength of Congress and TMC is evenly poised in Malda and Murshidabad respectively.last_img read more

Alienware 2019 Brand Report CardAlienware 2019 Brand Report Card

first_imgTop-Rated Alienware LaptopsBest Overall: Alienware Area-51mBest Portable Gaming: Alienware m15Best Bang for Your Buck: Alienware 17 R5 Best & Worst Laptop Brands 2019Which laptop brand is best? We’ve ranked every major player from Apple to Huawei based on review scores, tech support, innovation and more.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0001:3001:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  A newcomer to Best and Worst Brands, Alienware comes out swinging and lands in fourth place, just a point behind its parent company. Known for its out-of-this world gaming laptops, Alienware brought a number of innovations to the table, including its redesigned Alienware Command Center software.It also introduced the Alienware Area-51m, the world’s first fully upgradable gaming laptop (including the CPU and GPU). The laptop marks a new era in the company’s history by introducing the new Legend design, which is stylish yet functional. And when it comes to choice, Alienware has scads of customization options. However, we’re still waiting for the company to consistently hit that sub-$1,000 market for budget gamers. Alienware’s Key StrengthsFunctional, Innovative Design: Alienware’s Legend design is not only stunning, it’s also functional, allowing consumers to access and swap out everything from the storage to the processor.Lots of Customization: Alienware’s never been a brand to shy away from the kitchen sink approach. From color to components, consumers can build their dream system. The company has recently added 4K OLED displays to several of its laptops.Alienware Key WeaknessesNo Sub-$1,000 Option: Although Alienware offers an impressive amount of configurations, it’s rare for you to see one of its systems starting at under $1,000. Scorecard and WinnersAcerAlienwareAppleAsusDellHPHuaweiLenovoMicrosoftMSIRazerSamsungcenter_img Reviews (34/40)Alienware absolutely crushed it this year, consistently releasing excellent gaming laptops. Yes, the subsidiary of Dell sells only a few models, but of the five we reviewed, three were Editor’s Choice picks and none received less than a 4-star rating. With those marks, Alienware achieved the highest average laptop rating of any brand, at 4.1 stars.AdvertisementWhile we recommend each of the Alienware laptops we reviewed this year, the standout is undoubtedly the Area-51m. A 17.3-inch behemoth, the upgradable Area-51m is packed with the most powerful components around, including a Core i9 CPU and a GTX 2080 GPU. The sleeker m15 is a more budget-friendly option that offers similar performance as well as long battery life (for a gaming laptop) and a brilliant display.Design (12/15)The spaceship has evolved. With the Alienware Area-51m, the company is making a decisive move by employing the new Legend design language. As seen on the Area-51m, Alienware is going for a sleeker look, sporting rounded curves, bold honeycomb patterns and magnesium-alloy chassis with otherworldly paint jobs dubbed Dark Side of the Moon and Lunar Light. Alienware has pulled back on the amount of customizable LEDs, but it’s still there with its seductive glow. But the new aesthetic is equal parts lovely and functional as it’s the world’s only upgradable laptop on the market — and, yes, that includes the CPU and GPU.Alienware, however, isn’t done with its Epic design language just yet. On the contrary, the company made many tweaks to the interstellar-battleship aesthetic. The company launched the m15 and m17 laptops, the thinnest, lightest Alienware laptops in their respective size range. The m15 is also the first Alienware system to incorporate the highly popular narrow bezel design that gives viewers more display real estate. And the Nebula Red m17 is our favorite red laptop this year. But even though Alienware has been trimming the fat, it still hasn’t been enough to match competing systems,Innovation (9/10)The gaming laptop that truly stole the show in the last year is the Alienware Area 51m, which is the first gaming laptop to offer an upgradeable CPU and GPU along with a stunning all-new design and cooling system.Alienware also delivered its thinnest and lightest 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks ever and its first 15-inch OLED gaming laptop. On the software front, Alienware Command Center enables GPU overclocking with an updated interface, as well as auto-tune game profiles.Support and Warranty (16/20)Our undercover technical support investigation showed that Alienware customers will find the best help on social media platforms, where the company’s knowledgeable agents provided answers in a timely fashion. If only the company’s telephone agents were a bit more accurate and focused on providing answers than jumping onto our system and doing it for us, their overall experience would be loads better.Warranties for Alienware laptops can be extended by up to five years. The company allows you to upgrade memory and storage without voiding your warranty, and it provides an option to spend a little more to add accidental-damage protectionValue and Selection (9/15)As you might imagine, Alienware doesn’t have a very large selection of laptops, and they’re not exactly cheap. However, each one has been an exceptional addition to the company’s lineup. The most affordable machine offered by this company is the Alienware m15, which starts at $1,199 and comes with a Core i5 CPU, a GTX 1660 Ti and 8GB of RAM. That price is pretty high for those components, even if you do get a sleek design, a vivid display and relatively long battery life.The Alienware m17 ($1,249 starting) and Alienware 17 R5 ($1,249 starting) ditch Nvidia Max-Q for full-size GPUs and offer mainstream pricing. Meanwhile, the Alienware 15 R4 and Area-51m can get ludicrously expensive. Although the Area-51m is the most powerful of these machines, it starts at $1,949, whereas the Alienware 15 R4 starts at $1,449.MORE: Best Alienware LaptopsDepending on the configuration, the Area-51m can go for up to $5,149 and come stuffed with an overclockable 9th Gen Core i9 desktop CPU, a full RTX 2080 GPU and 64GB of RAM. The Alienware 15 R4 caps out at $4,789 and comes with an 8th Gen Core i9 laptop CPU, a GTX 1080 Max-Q GPU and 32GB of RAM. For just a $360 difference, that upgrade is wild.While Alienware is focused on high-end gaming, we’d like to see one of these machines dip into the sub-$1,000 range. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoCNN International for ANAWhy Tennis Pundits Are Tipping This WomanCNN International for ANAUndoForbes15 Cities With the Worst Drivers in AmericaForbesUndoCheapflightsLooking for Cheap Flights? Compare & Save On Flights Today!CheapflightsUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgTwo people were injured after a vehicle crashed into a ditch in Colenso today (December 18).The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle and veered off the road.Two occupants sustained moderate injuries and were taken to hospital.EMRS, ER24 and Ally’s Towing Service were on scene.DID YOU KNOW? WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook andTwitter. Join us there!last_img

Costa Rica inaugurates countrys largest solar parkCosta Rica inaugurates countrys largest solar park

first_imgThis story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5% Club. If only 5 percent of our readers donated at least $5 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Costa Rica on Saturday inaugurated the country’s largest solar park, which the government says will provide electricity to 5,000 homes. Located in Pocosol of San Carlos, Alajuela, Parque Solar Cooperativo comprises 19,000 solar panels over 11.2 hectares. It will help northern communities enjoy uninterrupted electric service throughout the dry season, when hydroelectric capacity diminishes, according to Casa Presidencial. “From Pocosol we send a message to the world that a country committed to renewable energy is capable of generating a solar panel project,” President Carlos Alvarado posted on Twitter. “[This is] a strong message of the path that we are following as a country.” Inauguramos el parque solar más grande del país. Desde Pocosol se manda un mensaje al mundo de que un país comprometido con las energías renovables es capaz de generar un proyecto de páneles solares. Un mensaje fuerte de la ruta que seguimos como país. #DescarbonicemosCR— Carlos Alvarado Quesada (@CarlosAlvQ) March 30, 2019“Parque Solar Cooperativo will be an important step to reach the [decarbonization] goal by 2050,” Alvarado said. “Photovoltaic energy will be paramount to electrify transport and to abandon hydrocarbons.” The project cost nearly $6.5 million, according to Casa Presidencial. It was overseen by the Cooperative and the Consortium of National Electrification Companies (CONELECTRICAS), and Coopelesca, the rural electrification cooperative of San Carlos.“This is a very important project for us because we are working to diversify the production of energy from environmentally friendly sources,” said Omar Miranda, Coopelesca’s general manager. Costa Rica in February announced plans to decarbonize by 2050, an ambitious plan that will involve modernizing the country’s transportation sector with a focus on walking, biking and electric-powered trains. The Minister of the Environment and Energy, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, also unveiled a 10-point plan for decarbonization beginning with short-term goals the current administration aims to complete before 2022. Related posts:Regulator approves decrease in electricity rates for next quarter A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica Costa Rica moves forward on distributed generation with net metering to start in April Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050center_img A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?last_img read more

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