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From merger govt now looks to demerge 3 PSU insurers then look

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first_imgNew Delhi: With its plans on consolidation in the insurance sector hitting several hurdles, the government has started exploring different options including de-merging three of its big-size general insurance companies into smaller units and then look at strategic sale of few operations to the private sector. The Finance Ministry earlier considered merging three public sector general insurance firms – National Insurance Company, United India Insurance Company and Oriental India Insurance Company barring New India Assurance – to create one large and strong entity. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep Official sources said that de-merger plan has now been brought to the table after a series of stakeholders meetings and this has now become one of the options before the Finance Ministry to make state-owned entities more focused on the task of increasing insurance penetration in the country. “The idea to merge PSU insurers is fraught with problems as one giant entity would be difficult to administer and manage. Moreover, this might lead to branch rationalization/closure and major job losses in the sector,” said an official source. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs “De-merger of big-size PSUs into smaller units, on the other hand, would enable ease in administration and further increase in reach of these to the masses with improved and more effective focus and management,” the source added. Post de-merger, a fresh assessment could be made about privatising some of the insurance operations by offering them to strategic investors. It is believed that strategic sale of smaller units may be easier to undertake and can get better valuations. Moreover, smaller units would also help to scale up regional branches and improve insurance penetration. The government had announced merger of three public sector general insurance firms in the Budget 2018. The move was billed as the biggest-ever merger in the insurance sector with the new entity having a valuation exceeding Rs 1 lakh crore. It intended to complete the exercise in FY19 itself. But since then, the merger proposal has moved at a snail’s pace and has encountered several hurdles. Earlier this year the merger plan hit a roadblock when the Department of Financial Services (DFS), which oversees the operations of state-owned insurance firms, wrote to DIPAM not to proceed with the merger plan in haste and examine the proposal afresh and untangle complex operational issues first. One of the issues in merger is also poor financial health of two out of three insurance entities that continues to remain in losses. In the quarter ended September last year, the three insurers had posted a combined loss of around Rs 1,800 crore. Moreover, a few of the insurance firms have also lost market share. In fact, PSUs insurers’ market share has fallen from a level of 56 per cent in FY13 to 51 per cent in FY18. As part of strengthening exercise, government has also directed the firms to undertake monetising their assets including real estate to raise revenues. It is expected that capital support to the tune of Rs 4,000 may also come from the Centre for these insurance firms. The general insurance market in the country comprises 27 companies including the four major PSU entities, 23 private players and six are stand alone health insurers. The insurance density in India (ratio of premium to total population) is $73 compared with average world insurance density of $650. Insurance penetration in India is at 3.69 per cent compared with world average of 6.13 per cent. The penetration in general insurance sector is still less than 1 per cent.last_img read more

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Govt has no business to be in business divest mining firms NMDC

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first_imgNew Delhi: Anil Agarwal, the scrap metal dealer turned billionaire metals tycoon, has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Centre should privatise five mining firms including NMDC to save some of the $400 billion that India spends annually on imports, saying the government has no business to be in the business. The Vedanta Resources chairman, who was one of the three industrialists invited for a pre-Budget meeting that Modi had with over 40 economists and sectoral experts Saturday, also said privatisation without job loss can help boost the economy by bringing in efficiency and raising domestic output. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThe other two corporate honchos invited to the interaction were Tata Group Chairman N Chandrasekaran, who gave recommendations on manufacturing and services sectors, and ITC Chairman Sanjiv Puri, who spoke on value addition in the economy. Agarwal gave suggestions on mining and natural resources. “I was honoured to be part of the interaction organised by Niti Aayog on Saturday and in my humble submission I told the Prime Minister that the government has no business to be in the business. It should divest its stake in at least five PSUs such as Hindustan Zinc, Hindustan Copper, Kolar Gold, Uranium Corporation, Shipping Corporation of India and NMDC,” he said in an interview. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsPrivatisation without job loss is good, he said. “When we bought majority stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd, it had 5,000 employees. Today it has 25,000 employees,” he added. Vedanta had acquired 64.9 per cent government stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL) during 2002-2003. The government continues to hold 29.5 per cent stake in HZL, which the company wants to buy. Agarwal said India’s import bill of $400 billion will soon be $1 trillion if it does not ramp up production of oil and gas, minerals and metals such as gold. “If we can double the oil production and raise gold output to 300 tonnes, the entire current account deficit (CAD) will be wiped out,” he said. His other suggestions included giving autonomy to public sector companies and banks by bringing down government holding to 50 per cent and making them board-run just like Petronet LNG Ltd, the nation’s biggest natural gas importer. Mining in 200 blocks should be approved immediately and big blocks of coal, bauxite, copper and iron ore should be auctioned, he said, adding there should be no production cap such as ones existing in Goa and Karnataka on iron ore. Increased mining can add $500 billion to the economy and create two crore jobs, he emphasised. Existing oil block contracts should be extended on the same terms and no retrospective tax should be imposed. Also, all forest and environment clearances should come in 60 days and corporate tax should be reduced to 20 per cent from current 30 per cent, Agarwal said. Natural resources and electronics hold massive potential to create jobs, he said, adding India should focus on sustainable exploitation of underground resources. Agarwal, the founder and majority-owner of Vedanta Resources, said the government should make public sector companies and banks independent by making them board-run just like British Airways and GE. “All PSUs and PSBs can perform three times better if autonomy is given to them,” he said. “PSUs have huge potential and immense talent pool. But the executives are afraid to take decisions because of fear of inquiries. They should be empowered to take decisions.” Agarwal, whose journey from scrap metal dealer to metals tycoon started in 1979 when he bought a company, said the government should trust entrepreneurs and support their spirit to boost the economy and create jobs. Characterised by rapid growth and bold deal-making, Agarwal is one of India’s most prominent self-made industrialists with his group having interests in sectors ranging from iron ore and copper to oil and gas, with operations across Australia and Zambia, as well as his home country. In the meeting on Saturday, experts shared their views, in five distinct groups, on the themes of macro-economy and employment, agriculture and water resources, exports, education, and health. The meeting came in the backdrop of India’s economic growth slowing to a five-year low on a dip in industrial and manufacturing output numbers, falling automobiles sales and reduced domestic oil consumption. Agrarian crisis and unemployment are some other challenges that the government is widely expected to confront through policy initiatives in the Budget to be presented on July 5.last_img read more

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National employment numbers for September from Statistics Canada at a glance

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first_imgOTTAWA – A quick look at September employment (previous month in brackets):Unemployment rate: 6.2 per cent (6.2)Employment rate: 61.6 per cent (61.6)Labour force participation rate: 65.6 per cent (65.7)Number unemployed: 1,214,100 (1,226,600)Number working: 18,454,100 (18,444,100)Youth (15-24 years) unemployment rate: 10.3 per cent (11.5)Men (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.8 per cent (5.5)Women (25 plus) unemployment rate: 5.1 per cent (5.2)last_img

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George W Bush And Michelle Obama Join African First Ladies In Tanzania

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first_imgThe George W. Bush Institute has kicked off the African First Ladies Summit, “Investing in Women: Strengthening Africa,” in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.George and Laura Bush Join Michelle Obama and the African First LadiesCredit/Copyright: Paul Morse for the George W. Bush Presidential CenterAttended by George W. Bush and with support from ExxonMobil, the two-day summit brings together Heads of State, current and former First Ladies, government officials, academics and representatives from non-profit and private sector organizations around the world to focus on effective investments in women that lead to greater stability and prosperity in countries.“The Bush Institute is proud to bring some of the brightest minds together to work on improving access to education, health services and economic opportunity for women and children across Africa. This Summit gives us the opportunity to exchange best practices and harness the power of public-private partnerships to further establish significant investments in women here,” said Bush Institute Executive Director James Glassman.The Summit will highlight the critical role First Ladies play as advocates for women and girls, and provide examples and models of programs that are working to better the lives of women and girls across the continent.“The inclusion of women and girls in all aspects of society strengthens the stability of nations,” said Charity Wallace, Director of the Women’s Initiative at the Bush Institute. “Improving the lives of women and girls with education and economic opportunity provides the fastest way to growing a nation’s economy, raising living standards and promoting peace.”Day one features a discussion between current and former First Ladies of the United States, Mrs. Michelle Obama and Mrs. Laura Bush, moderated by Cokie Roberts. Panel discussions will highlight empowering women entrepreneurs through technology and improving agricultural outcomes for female farmers. Attendees will then head to off-site visits to NGOs focused on cervical and breast cancer, women’s entrepreneurship, and education.Day two includes moderated panels on the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative to combat cervical and breast cancer, as well as a panel on critical interventions in education and literacy. The panels are followed by a summit village networking session and a call to action session.“We know that when women have access to the right tools, training and opportunities, they act as catalysts for broader economic and social advancement. This Summit is a critical part of the ongoing dialogue and collaboration between governments, the private sector and community organizations to advance economic development and improve lives across the continent,” said Suzanne McCarron, President of ExxonMobil Foundation & General Manager, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation.Additional participants include Mrs. Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women; the Honorable Nancy G. Brinker, Chair, Global Strategy, Susan G. Komen for the Cure; U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control; the Honorable Mark Dybul, Executive Director, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Dr. Martin Fisher, Co-Founder and CEO, KickStart International; Dr. Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines; the Honorable Leslie Rowe, Ambassador, Office of Global Health Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State; and the Honorable Michel Sidibe, Executive Director, UNAIDS, Undersecretary-General of the United Nations.African First Ladies expected to attend include Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur, Spouse, Vice President of Ghana; Mrs. Chantal Campaore, First Lady of Burkina Faso; Mrs. Maria da Luz Dai Guebuza, First Lady of Mozambique; Dr. Christine Kaseba, First Lady of Zambia; Mrs. Salma Kikwete, First Lady of Tanzania; Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of Sierra Leone; Mrs. Janet Kataaha Museveni, First Lady of Uganda; Mrs. Roman Tesfaye, First Lady of Ethiopia; and Mrs. Nompumelelo Zuma, First Lady of South Africa.last_img read more

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Dave Hanley honoured with statue in Hamilton

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Hamilton remembered an amazing man and community member, Dave Hanley, with the unveiling of a statue in his honour on Sunday.The co-founder of “Pop Up Hamilton” was immortalized outside of restaurant row on King William St. with a bronze statue of a wine bottle and his trademark fedora. Dave and his wife, Nicole, created the organization that featured local food and chefs in a unique, one-night dining experience in different locations. He passed away in September 2017 after suffering a heart attack. His wife says she hopes her husband’s “mad love” will carry on in the Hamilton community.

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New UNESCO report finds some 23 billion required to send children to

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It will cost $2.3 billion to send to school the 34 million children and adolescents of conflict–affected countries who are currently not attending educational institutions, which is 10 times the amount being received from humanitarian aid now, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a new report released today. “Present targets are hugely insufficient and diverting attention from the true needs of children and youth on the ground,” said Aaron Benavot, Director of UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFAGM). For primary education, Mr. Benavot said, an extra $38 is needed per child in conflict situations, and $113 is needed per adolescent in lower secondary education. “Surely we can find these funds,” he said. “Most of us carry the cost for one child in our pocket.” According to the report, 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries. “The most vulnerable are the hardest hit: the poorest are twice as likely to be out of school as their counterparts in peaceful countries,” UNESCO said in a press release on the launch of the 2015 report. “The paper shows that $2.3 billion is required to place them in school – 10 times the amount that education is receiving from humanitarian aid right now.” In 2014, education received only 2 per cent of humanitarian aid. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said: “Returning to school may be the only flicker of hope and normality for many children and youth in countries engulfed in crises.” “The Incheon Declaration adopted [in May at the World Education Forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea] by 160 countries commits to meeting the needs of these populations through more resilient, resistive and inclusive education systems and a response to crisis that spans the phases of emergency, recovery and building,” Ms. Bokova said. “Education must be seen as part of the first response when crisis hits and an integral part of any peacebuilding strategy.” According to UNESCO, the the 2014 paper shows that only a third of countries had reached global education goals set in 2000, and identified conflict as one of the major barriers to achieving better results. Today’s paper shows the extent of the challenges that conflict presents. “Children in conflict-affected countries are more than twice as likely, and adolescents two-thirds more likely, to be out of school than in non-conflict affected countries,” it said, adding that “young women are almost 90 per cent more likely to be out of secondary school in conflict affected-countries than elsewhere.” The report also said that media attention unfairly prioritizes some countries over others: more than half of available humanitarian aid to education was allocated to just 15 out of 342 appeals between 2000 and 2014. It proposes a new, evidence-based finance target, and makes recommendations for tightening the current aid structure for education in crises. “Any new global emergency education fund should ensure that resources for education in crises are additional, flexible and predictable,” the report said. Developed by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the agency says thee Education for All Global Monitoring Report is an authoritative reference that aims to inform, influence and sustain genuine commitment towards Education for All. read more

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UK CV manufacturing up in October as demand grows home and abroad

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CV production in the UK rises 31.0% in October, to 9,066 units.Demand from both export and home markets grows, 7.7% and 61.9% respectively.Year-to-date performance broadly stable, up 2.5% on the same period last year. British commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing grew 31.0% in October, with 9,066 vans, trucks, buses and coaches leaving production lines, according to figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders (SMMT).Production for the UK saw a substantial 61.9% boost, with increased demand for UK-built models resulting in 4,815 units built. Meanwhile, 4,251 CVs were built for export, a 7.7% increase compared with the same month last year.In the year to date, output remains broadly stable, up 2.5% on the same period in 2017 to almost 70,000 units. Manufacture for both the home and global markets has grown overall, by 3.5% and 1.8% respectively. UK manufacturing continues to rely on customers across the world, with production for export making up 61.2% of factory output so far this year.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Caution is always advised when making monthly comparisons in the CV sector, as naturally variable buying cycles can make a big impact. However, it is positive to see growth, albeit moderate, over the year so far. The proportion of CVs built for global markets remains at almost two thirds of UK output, with the majority destined for the EU. If growth is to continue, maintaining frictionless trade with our largest customer will be essential.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Down the rink Columbus Blue Jackets recap – Week 8

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Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson scored the game-winner in overtime against Calgary on Nov. 22 at Nationwide Arena. Credit: Courtesy of TNSThe Columbus Blue Jackets (15-7-1, 31 points) are riding a six-game winning streak through 23 games and are positioned one point behind the New Jersey Devils for first place in the Metropolitan division.The Blue Jackets battled in the first two games of the week to come away with one-goal victories, but dominated the Ottawa Senators Friday to wrap up the week.Here are a few storylines from the eighth week of the Blue Jackets’ season.Offense pick up without star productionSo far, the power play has been abysmal. It hasn’t been in double-digit percentage since Oct. 14, which has been the difference in turning the offense into a dominant force it could be. The expected offensive presence of forwards Artemi Panarin, Cam Atkinson, Nick Foligno and Brandon Dubinsky has not been consistent, either.Yet, Columbus scored eight goals this week from seven different players, many of which aren’t the average contributors.Defenseman Markus Nutivaara scored a go-ahead goal Friday against Ottawa and rookie center Pierre Luc-Dubois put the Blue Jackets on the board with his third of the year against Buffalo Nov. 20.Josh Anderson has continued his steady offensive production, scoring his team-leading eighth goal in overtime in a 1-0 win against Calgary. Atkinson scored twice and Foligno scored once against Ottawa for their first goals since Oct. 27 and Oct. 25, respectively. Head coach John Tortorella will need more of that production from his top-six forwards.Bobrovsky is still the best goaltender in the NHLGoaltender Sergei Bobrovsky’s statistics are always listed in this rundown, but his play during the win streak has been nothing short of remarkable. He ranks second in the league in wins and first in save percentage, goals against average and tied with three shutouts. Not impressed? During the team’s six-game win streak, Bobrovsky has allowed four combined goals in his four wins with a .966 save percentage.The penalty kill has been a major help to Bobrovsky, and the defense has improved in the past week with its ability to limit quality scoring chances. When those were deficiencies, however, No. 72 was a one-man defense and he’s beginning to be rewarded for it.There’s plenty of the season left, but Bobrovsky is the early favorite for the first back-to-back Vezina Trophy winner since Martin Brodeur in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 season. Lukas Sedlak solid in returnThe Blue Jackets returned one of their best penalty-killers from an ankle injury this week in Lukas Sedlak. The team was in dire need of depth at center, so Sedlak’s return was welcomed, even if he’s not a prolific offensive player.In two games, the Czech skater tallied one assist in 9:24 of average ice time, but his impact was felt most in the penalty kill, which was a perfect 4-for-4 in his two games.The third line of Sedlak, Tyler Motte and Jordan Schroeder has provided Tortorella with a productive forecheck and active sticks in the defensive end that keeps the opposition’s chances to a minimum.Injury reportThird-line left wing Matt Calvert remains on injured reserve since Nov. 6. Calvert was initially given a three-to-four week window of recovering from his upper-body injury.Alexander Wennberg has missed the past five games with an upper-body injury.Looking aheadMontreal star goaltender Carey Price is back in net for the Canadiens after missing 10 games with a lower-body injury. His first game back, against Buffalo on Nov. 25, was a shutout. The Blue Jackets will face three of the league’s worst power plays — Montreal, Carolina and Anaheim. But if there’s one game to watch this week, it will be Saturday on the road against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.Top performers (skaters)Cam Atkinson – two goals (6), one assist (3), three points (9), +4Markus Nutivaara – one goal (1), two assists (8), three points (9), +3Josh Anderson – one goal (8), one assist (4), two points (12)Oliver Bjorkstrand – two assists (9), two points (14), +1Goaltending:Sergei Bobrovsky – 3-0-0 (14-4-1), 1.32 goals allowed average (1.91), 76 saves, .950 save percentage (.936)In the circle (faceoff record, faceoff win percentage, EV record, PP record, SH record)Brandon Dubinsky – 23-34, 40.4, 20-27, 1-0, 2-7 Nick Foligno – 19-27, 41.3, 13-25, 4-2, 3-0Pierre-Luc Dubois – 10-19, 34.5, 10-19, 0-0, 0-0Lukas Sedlak – 7-8, 46.7, 6-8, 1-0, 0-0Overall: 46.4 percent, ranked 31stSpecial teams units:Powerplay – 0-for-1 at Buffalo; 0-for-2 vs. Calgary; 0-for-2 vs. OttawaOverall: 6-for-62 (9.7 percent), ranked 31stPenalty kill – 3-for-3 at Buffalo; 1-for-1 vs. Calgary; 3-for-3 vs. OttawaOverall: 49-for-58 (84.5 percent), ranked tied-fourthUp next:11/27 – at Montreal (9-12-3)11/28 – vs. Carolina (10-8-4)12/1 – vs. Anaheim (10-9-4)12/2 – at Washington (14-10-1) read more

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No recirculation with Krebs slurryMAX pumps

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first_imgThe elimination of recirculation within a slurry pump not only lowers power consumption but significantly reduces uneven wear on parts, and this, according to Morne Potgieter, Sales and Customer Service Manager of FLSmidth Krebs in South Africa, equates directly into an overall improved wear life of the pump, lowering spare parts stockholding, downtime and labour costs.The Krebs slurryMAX™ pump incorporates a unique patented feature which enables online adjustment of the critical impeller to suction side clearance and counters the primary leak path that occurs across the suction face of the impeller on conventional designs. The externally adjustable wear ring allows adjustments to be made while the pump is running, takes up the clearance at the impeller eye. This reduces the suction side recirculation and maintains the design flow while maintaining large clearances near the impeller shroud.This clearance at the impeller shroud eliminates the problem that conventional rubber lined pumps experience, namely pressure pulsations caused by the close proximity of the rotating raised expelling vanes to the suction liner, necessary to maintain flow, and the subsequently generated heat in the liner and rubber devulcanisation failure.Potgieter says that the ability to maintain the clearance between the impeller eye and the suction side of the pump also means that a constant delivery pressure and flow is provided throughout the life of the pump, and this contributes to increasing the life of the impeller.“Significantly, the wear ring need only be adjusted up to eight times throughout the life of the wet end parts, contributing to low total cost of ownership for the end user,” he points out.The extra-thick rubber lining has rigid reinforcement which prevents collapse onto the rotating impeller under upset vacuum conditions. Impellers are oversized in diameter and available in metal or elastomers. High pressure casings are available for specific application requirements such as multiple pumps in series.The pump casing is constructed of tough spheroidal graphite iron, while both the casing and suction inlets are heavy duty rubber lined. The impeller is made from either highly abrasion resistant high chrome white iron with a Brinell hardness of 680 to 720, or rubber. Potgieter explains that the high chrome impeller is resistant to tramp metals and capable of higher tip speeds.The pump bearing assembly is fitted with a reverse taper roller bearing which increases the effective load span thereby further improving the life of the unit. The centrifugal pumping action of the taper rollers discharges grease to the outside, preventing ingress of slurry or over greasing of the bearing. Both these have a positive impact on bearing life.Krebs slurryMAX™ pumps are suitable for applications ranging from mill discharge, SAG mill discharge recirculation, cyclone feed, general transfer of heavy duty abrasive slurries and tailings pumping. The pumps are available in sizes from 75 mm to 500 mm and are used across all commodities including copper, iron ore, gold, oil sands, sand and gravel and for industrial processing.last_img read more

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Google rethinking Wallet strategy after failure to launch

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first_imgGoogle Wallet was supposed to be the contactless payment service that freed us from our old-fashioned wallets. Lack of adoption, now coupled with the departure of several top Wallet executives at Google have left the future of the ill-fated system in question. Google is looking to revitalize Wallet using something few companies can offer: huge piles of money you could ski down.The crux of the plan for Wallet, as reported by Bloomberg, is that Google would enter into a revenue sharing agreement with carriers like Verizon Wireless and AT&T to ensure that Wallet is on phones sold by the networks. T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon have all announced plans to back a competing standard for contactless payments called ISIS. It’s unclear if Google can lay out enough cash to win the carriers over.Google wallet and ISIS both work by employing near field communication (NFC) to get a device and reader kiosk talking to each other. Google chose to partner with MasterCard to gain access to its PayPass ecosystem of card readers, but the deal left consumers with very few choices for compatible credit card accounts.Perhaps more troublesome for Google Wallet has been the almost complete lack of compatible phones. The Nexus S 4G on Sprint remains the only officially supported device, with the flagship LTE Galaxy Nexus being left out. An imported GSM Galaxy Nexus can install Google Wallet, but that adds virtually nothing the the Google Wallet ranks.Late last year, Google went so far as to fold its Google Checkout service into Wallet; the brand isn’t going anywhere. However, with the fallout after the recent Google Wallet hacks, the carriers have all the power in any negotiations, having already cited a lack of security. With ISIS expected to launch this year, Google is running out of time to get its act together.via Bloomberglast_img read more

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18 year old identified in Friday car crash in Provo

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first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos – July 17, 2017 – Devante Lewis is the name of the young man who died in that traffic accident around 1:30am Friday morning.Lewis, just 18 years old, reportedly managed to get out of his severely crushed red Mustang and asked for his mother to be contacted before telling friends he was ‘okay’.A bystander said he collapsed right after those few words, and despite efforts to resuscitate him, the young man was gone.Understandably, the family is devastated by this loss.#trafficfatalityinProvo#18yearolddiesinaccident#DevonteLewis#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#18yearolddiesinaccident, #DevonteLewis, #magneticmedianews, #trafficfatalityinProvo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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KUSIs Francella Perez Elizabeth Alvarez spoke at career day at Mission Middle

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Pickup truck driver survives plunge off Dolphin Expressway

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first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A driver miraculously escaped without serious injuries after the pickup truck he was in plunged off a major highway in West Miami-Dade.Officials said the driver lost control when he was turning near an off ramp along the Dolphin Expressway and hit a light pole before falling off the highway to a grassy swale below, Thursday morning.Crews were seen trying to lift the damaged truck near Northwest 137th Avenue.The driver received medical attention at the scene. He was not seriously hurtCopyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Jaguar Land Rover could use ultraviolet light to kill germs in your

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first_imgEnlarge ImageFuture JLR HVAC systems could kill bacteria with UV-C rays. Jaguar According to Jaguar Land Rover, the average driver spends 300 hours a year behind the wheel. That’s a lot of time in which, the company says, your car could be doing more to keep you healthy. To that end, future Jaguar and Land Rover models could use special ultraviolet light — UV-C light — in order to kill germs before they get through the car’s ventilation system.The UV-C technology, which uses ultraviolet light in the 200-280-nanometer wavelengths, has been used in the medical field to sterilize surfaces and air by neutralizing bacteria and other pathogens. JLR’s idea is to integrate this into the many hidden vents and ducts inside your car’s dashboard, so the air that gets blown into the cabin has already been sterilized. Some JLR models already use air ionization tech in their climate-control systems, but the UV-C system would be more effective.JLR says the technology could prevent the spread of common colds and flus, but also says that studies show UV-C technology can cut the transmission of drug-resistant superbugs, including MRSA, VRE, C. difficile and Acinetobacter, by 30 percent. All told, a car equipped with the technology could keep its occupants a whole lot more protected from illness-causing bugs.Jaguar Land Rover UV-C infographicEnlarge ImageA chart showing how the UV-C technology works. Jaguar Land Rover The research comes as JLR investigates how the car of the future might change to become a more lounge-like experience or a shared ride-hailing vehicle once autonomous driving catches on. The last thing you want when hopping into a self-driving shuttle is to breathe in the last passenger’s germs.”The implementation of individual wellbeing measures as part of our ‘tranquil sanctuary’ research promises to not only improve quality of life for our customers but in this case, offers clear advantages in reducing pathogen spread — protecting the overall population from the threat of disease, particularly as we move towards shared mobility solutions,” Steve Iley, JLR chief medical officer, said in a statement. More From Roadshow Auto Tech 2018 Range Rover Velar: Effortless SUV elegance on- and off-road 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e review: A hard hybrid to recommend The 2020 Jaguar XE gets its first major visual refresh Jaguar Land Rover 0 56 Photoscenter_img Review • 2019 Jaguar XJR575: An oldie, but a 575-horsepower goodie Post a comment Share your voice Tags More about 2019 Jaguar XJR575 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR first drive: A magnificent beast, indeed Land Rover Jaguarlast_img read more

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Do Protections For Sexual Harassment Victims Go Far Enough

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first_imgDamian Dovarganes/APDemonstrators walk in the #MeToo March against sexual assault and harassment in Hollywood. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Share 00:00 /18:11center_img Just a couple of weeks ago, the Texas House adopted new sexual harassment policies. The move came after a Texas Tribune report released last month. Lawmakers say one of the new policies approved provides better protection against retaliation. What are the protections in place to protect employees from sexual harassment, and do they go far enough? Do repercussions hold alleged perpetrators accountable for their behaviors? What will ultimately come out of what many have characterized as a “moment of reckoning?”First, we learn the latest on what’s happening at the Texas Legislature with Jolie McCullough, a reporter with The Texas Tribune. Then, we turn to attorney Jacqueline Armstrong and HR representative Bonnie Scherry to discuss the protections in place to protect complainants. Listenlast_img read more

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Alienware Area51m vs MSI GT75 Titan Which Gaming Beast Is Best

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first_imgStorageDual 1TB NVMe PCIe SSDs RAID 0 configuration512GB NVMe PCIe SSD Overall Performance (15)1510 Display (10)810 CPU3.6-GHz Intel Core i9-9900K  CPU2.9-GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU RAM64GB32GB GPUNvidia GeForce RTX 2080/ Intel UHD Graphics 630Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Starting Price (as configured)$2,549 ($5,099)$2,199 ($4,199) Alienware Area-51mMSI GT75 Titan Key Travel/Actuation2.2 millimeters, 71 grams2.5 millimeters, 80 grams Keyboard (10)910 Audio (10)910 Weight8.5 pounds10.1 pounds Upgradability (10)100 Display17.3 inches, 1920 x 1080, Nvidia G-Sync 144 Hertz17.3 inches, 3840 x 2160, Nvidia G-Sync 60 Hertz The Titan we reviewed is cheaper, but not by much at $4,199. It’s outfitted with an overclockable 2.9-GHz Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, 32GB of RAM, a 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD with a 1TB 7,200-rpm hard drive, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU with 8GB of VRAM and a 4K Nvidia G-Sync 60Hz display.The base models are slightly more attainable. The Area-51 starts at $2,549, which gets you a 3.6-GHz Intel Core i7-8700K CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB of RAM, an Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU and a 1920 x 1080 60Hz display.The $2,199 entry-level Titan offers a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe PCIe SSD, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with 8GB of VRAM and a 1080p Nvidia G-Sync 144-Hz display. For $3,399 you can get a Core i9 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU.Winner: MSI GT75 TitanUpgradabilityIf you’re thinking about spending all that money on a system of this caliber, it would be nice to future-proof it a bit. The Area-51m is one of the first gaming laptops in awhile to let you swap out everything –– the CPU, RAM, storage and GPU. And if that’s not enough, the system has that telltale proprietary port for Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier.Theoretically, you can upgrade the Titan using the MXM design it uses with the GPU. However, the company doesn’t recommend that you go poking around in the Titan’s guts, especially without the MXM upgrade kit that the company no longer sells. Winner: Alienware Area-51m by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoAdvertisement Battery Life (hrs:mins)2:362:20 Alienware Area-51mMSI GT75 Titan The Area-51m is a whole new look for Alienware. It’s new design language, dubbed Legend, is a sleeker, more sophisticated take on the intergalactic theme. Gone are the sharp angles and overabundance of light strips. Instead, the laptop is all about rounded corners, silky-soft touch paint and honeycomb vents.But if you think Alienware ditched the light show altogether, you’d be mistaken. The company has taken a more conservative approach to RGB lighting, but the lights are still there on the alien head and the rear vents, waiting for you to configure them to your heart’s desire.Buy on Best BuyAnd despite its classification as a desktop replacement, the Area-51m is lighter than the MSI at 8.5 pounds, 16.1 x 15.9 x 1.2~1.7 inches. The lighter frame is due in large part to Alienware switching from anodized aluminum to magnesium alloy. Overall, the Area-51m has the more appealing look. Winner: Alienware Area-51mDisplayBoth the Area-51m and the Titan have captivating displays, but one clearly has the edge.The Area-51m is equipped with a 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, Nvidia G-Sync display with a 144-Hertz refresh rate. It also has some of the thinnest bezels I’ve seen on a desktop replacement. When I watched the trailer for Little, I was very impressed with the electric blue color, and other hues such as the emerald, magenta and gold were gorgeous. The same color quality carried over to gaming, as the vistas were devastatingly beautiful.MORE: Laptops with the Most Colorful ScreensBut not so fast, — the Titan is just as beautiful, if not even more so. Whether I was gaming, watching movies or writing  an article, the Titan’s 17.3-inch, 4K screen produced sharp detail and jaw-dropping color on a seriously bright panel. Details were so clear that I could see the individual curls of Issa Rae’s dark-brown hair during the Little trailer. And when I was playing Battlefield V, the colors on the Nvidia G-Sync panel (60 Hz, 3 milliseconds) were so pretty, it made me take stock of the mud in the game.Buy on AmazonWhen we measured for color reproduction, the Alienware produced 117.5 percent of the sRGB gamut, while the Titan reached an incredible 178 percent. However, the Area-51m has the brighter panel, averaging 284 nits, outshining the Titan’s 271 nits.Winner: MSI GT75 TitanAudioI need more laptop manufacturers to get the memo about front-firing speakers, especially when it comes to gaming laptops. Each laptop delivered impressive performances with loud, clean instrumentals with plenty of soundstage.Listening to Kevin Ross’ version of “Prototype,” I was carried away on a bed of bright highs and dynamic mids. The singer’s tenor was lush, with plenty of room for the harmonies and the snares to shine through. And when people tried talking to me during my Battlefield V playthrough, they were drowned out by the thunderous boom of mortar fire.In a new state of events, Alienware has bundled its audio software into its Command Center software hub, making it a one-stop shop for all your gaming and audio needs. The app comes with eight presets (Com, Movie, Music, Strategy, Racing, Shooter, Role Play and Alienware). I found myself using Music and Alienware the most. Music produced the best all-around audio performance.MSI, Dynaudio and Nahimic brought the boom and everything else. Are the Titan’s speakers going to replace external speakers? No, but for laptop speakers, they’re exceptional. I got full-bodied harmonies on “Prototype,” headed up by an angelic tenor with mids and highs that were nice and bright. The explosions were so loud during my Battlefield V playthrough, it scared my dog out of a sound sleep. The voices of my compatriots were so clear and so present, at times I felt like I was really in the game.MORE: Audeze Brings High-End 3D Audio to GamingNahimic’s audio software continues to be some of the best in the business –– particularly its surround-sound technology. Switching from the Music preset to Movie or Gaming took the audio from a warm, but somewhat one-dimensional performance, to an immersive 360-degree quality. You can even adjust the vocals to make them sound closer or farther depending on your preference. At max volume, you can lose some of the accuracy despite Dynaudio’s Smart Amp working to maintain levels, but it’s still a great feature.Winner: MSI GT75 TitanKeyboardMSI continues the tradition of outfitting its Titan laptops with mechanical keyboards, making them some of the best laptop keyboards around. This time around, they’re using SteelSeries’ Rapid RGB keyboard, which, equipped with silver switches, delivers a supremely comfy and clicky typing experience. The keys are punchy and quick, with no chance of bottoming out.  Measuring an unbelievable 2.5 millimeters of key travel with 80 grams of actuation force (1.5mm and 60g are our minimum), the keys feel better than any laptop keyboard laden with scissor-membrane switches. Those über-springy switches helped me improve my typing score on 10fastfingers from 70 words per minute to 80.The Area-51 also has a top-notch typing experience, thanks to its Tact-X keyboard, offering firm feedback with no bottoming out. The keyboard boasts a travel of 2.2 millimeters, with a 71-grams actuation. I scored slightly above my average 70 words per minute on the 10fastfingers typing test with 73 wpm.I really appreciate that both systems managed to include a full numpad. Alienware even took it a step further with its row of macro keys. However, for sheer comfort, the Titan is the clear winner.Winner: MSI GT75 TitanGaming, Graphics and VRWelcome to the world of Ray Tracing! With Nvidia’s new RTX graphics cards, gaming laptops have gotten seriously more powerful than their predecessors. Thanks to Nvidia’s ingenuity, both of these systems have the ability to create photorealistic graphics. But the proof is in the pudding.When we ran the Rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark, the Area-51m and its RTX 2080 GPU produced 92 frames per second. The Titan with its own 2080 scored 76 fps,  enough to clear the 63-fps premium gaming laptop average.During the Hitman test, the Area-51m maintained its lead with 143 fps, edging out the Titan’s 140 fps. On the Grand Theft Auto V test, both laptops cruised past the 75-fps average, with the Titan obtaining 91 fps and the  Area-51m’s 105 fps.The Titan achieved 112 fps on the Middle-Earth: Shadow of War benchmark, but the Area-51m pumped out even more frames at 132 fps.Both laptops maxed out the SteamVR performance test at 11, so feel free to boot up all those Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives.MORE: The Best Gaming LaptopsIn a surprise move, Alienware gave the Area-51m an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU that the system uses on less-demanding tasks. Winner: Alienware Area-51mOverall PerformanceJust because the Area-51m and Titan are both gaming laptops, that doesn’t mean they can’t put in a hard day’s work. On the contrary, the Area-51m’s overclockable 3.6-GHz Intel Core i9-9900K desktop and the Titan’s overclockable n are fully capable of getting the job done, though the Area-51m’s desktop grade processor gives it the edge.  The Area-51m scored 29,989 on our overall performance test, while the Titan netted 22,765, easily clearing the 21,118 premium laptop average.On our 5GB file transfer test, the Titan’s 512GB NVMe PCIe SSD snagged a transfer rate of 848.2 megabytes per second. The Area-51m’s pair of 1TB NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 configuration produced 1,272.3 MBps.During the Handbreak test, the Area-51m took 6 minutes to transcode a 4K video to 1080p, while the Titan completed the task in 8:00. Winner: Alienware Area-51mBattery LifeDesktop replacements aren’t known for their long battery life, especially systems sporting a pair of power bricks like the Titan and the Area-51. When we ran the Laptop Mag Battery test (continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi), the Titan clocked in at 2 hours and 20 minutes. It looks like the Area-51m’s integrated graphics might have helped it here, as it lasted a slightly longer 2:36. Winner: Alienware Area-51mPricingThis much power doesn’t come cheap. In the case of the Area-51m, the configuration we reviewed costs $5,099. It has an overclockable 3.6-GHz Intel Core i9-9900K desktop chip with 64GB of RAM, two 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs in RAID 0 configuration with a 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU with 8GB of RAM, an Intel UHD Graphics 630 GPU and a 1920 x 1080 144Hz display. DesignThe Titan lives up to its name in sheer bulk. Weighing 10.1 pounds, the laptop’s 16.9 x 12.4 x 1.2~2.3-inch frame cuts an imposing figure. Although the laptop has gotten a few design updates, namely, the blood-red accents along the lid and the revamped dragon sigil, MSI has kept true to its design language. Constructed primarily of black-brushed aluminum, the Titan looks every bit like a gaming laptop –– and a powerful one at that. Size16.1 x 15.9 x 1.2~1.7 inches16.9 x 12.4 x 1.2~2.3 inches Bottom LineIt’s a new era for gaming laptops, one that promises more power for both everyday and gaming performance. And it seems that laptop manufacturers aren’t afraid to openly target enthusiast consumers.The MSI GT75 Titan is stately and imposing. It’s got a show-stopping display and crowd-pleasing audio that makes it a formidable multimedia machine. The Core i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 2080 make it an undeniable powerhouse. And whether its totally tricked out or a base model, it’s notably cheaper than the Alienware.But with a desktop processor and its own Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, the Area-51m offers an unbelievable amount of power for a laptop. The new design is stunning and surprisingly lightweight for this class of notebook, and the ability to swap out all the parts will prove to be invaluable years down the line, making it our definitive choice.  Credit: Laptop MagBest Dell and Alienware LaptopsHere Are the Best PC Game ControllersOur Favorite Gaming Mice for Every Genre Pricing (10)810 Total (100)9275 Looks like we’ve got a real slobberknocker on our hands. In one corner, we’ve got the MSI GT75 Titan, a beast of a gaming laptop sporting an overclockable Intel Core i9 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU, a gorgeous 4K display and unbelievable audio — it’s the ultimate multimedia machine.And in the other corner, we’ve got the Alienware Area-51m, a redesigned beauty that the company is calling its first true desktop replacement. It also has an RTX 2080 GPU, a desktop processor, an eye tracker and a host of other goodies.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 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Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/alienware-area-51-vs-msi-gt75-titan?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 And while both of these machines are über-powerful with a host of new features, only one system can reign supreme. Read on to find out which. 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Everyone is gay for Brie Larson in Captain Marvel so 2019 is

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first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Reactions to the trailer are very specific, from how feminist it is, to its inspiring message, and how Brie Larson in the lead role is making everyone super gay.Just check out this trailer and you’ll see what everyone means.[embedded content]Exactly.Openly LGBTI women are tweeting about their love for Larson, and their excitement for the movie.Among them are Tessa Thompson and Halsey.Things She Did: THAT. You are my HER-O @brielarson . March can’t come soon enough @MarvelStudios https://t.co/cvvWFtiQTn— Tessa Thompson (@TessaThompson_x) September 18, 2018 we’re really gonna get miss brie larson in the captain marvel suit, the pilot suit, and her 80s outfits perhaps a win for the gays pic.twitter.com/YqWa5GeHHj— erica (@kvIoren) September 18, 2018 We stan our new hero | Photo: IMDB/Marvel Studios eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Brie Larson? I love: pic.twitter.com/RjwUJ1R1i8— h (@halsey) September 18, 2018People can’t get enough of the wordplay in the trailer, when the word ‘her’ suddenly transforms into ‘a hero’.Even Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda is all about it.That fade from “HER” into “A HERO” tho(I LOVE TRAILER WORDPLAY @brielarson) https://t.co/Ovn81VJzD1— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 18, 2018‘The reason I’m gay’The best reactions, by far, are all the people talking about how Larson is making them gay — either newly, or simply elevating their gay status.just watched the captain marvel trailer, yes brie larson is the reason why i’m gay— ً (@pvtrickverona) September 18, 2018Real.brie larson? more like i’m so gay holy shit larson— morgan (@swandifficle) September 18, 2018center_img Marvel Studios is releasing their first female solo superhero film next year — Captain Marvel — and they dropped the first trailer today. Naturally, people can’t get enough of it. Marvel producer on LGBTI characters in future films: ‘Stay tuned’Gay News Europe | Gay news, entertainment, celebrities, family and storiesRapper Jay-Z wins LGBT award from GLAADRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/gay-for-brie-larson-captain-marvel/ Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… i can’t believe brie larson’s playing a character called carol danvers that’s SO gay PEAK lesbianism— molly (@scrappyocean) September 18, 2018It is the greatest day.it’s a great day for the gays #CaptainMarvel @brielarson pic.twitter.com/IcACUCcULg— rana (@ranaislame) September 18, 2018Others are reveling in Larson being a sexual awakening for people — just like Gillian Anderson, Sigourney Weaver, or Keira Knightley. Relatable.not only am i really happy for the little girls growing up w brie larson as their first major rolemodel, but I’m especially happy for all the girls who realise they’re just so fucking gay bc of brie larson. she’s 2019’s gillian anderson or sigourny weaver— PARENT NOODLE, CER MCCERSON (@vexedcer) September 18, 2018http://laurenbacal.tumblr.com/post/178222108127Meet Carol DanversWriter Roy Thomas and artist Gene Colan first introduced Carol Danvers in 1968.Initially, she was a US Air Force pilot and colleague of the Kree alien hero Mar-Vell. When an explosion happened, Carol’s DNA fused with Mar-Vell, giving her superhuman powers.Her first moniker was Ms. Marvel before she became Captain Marvel.She is considered Marvel’s biggest female hero, and one of, if not the strongest Avengers. After all, her powers include superhuman strength, endurance, stamina, and flight. She also has a limited sixth sense and Binary powers aka the ability to absorb and shoot energy.The movie is coming out on 8 March in the US and UK. It’s set in the 1990s and also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, and more.More from Gay Star NewsNew Spider-Man video game has pride flag – this is why people love itAssassination of Gianni Versace wins big at Primetime EmmysGuess which bisexual actress is among the ten highest-paid in the worldGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .last_img read more

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Empire actor Jussie Smollett center arrives at

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first_img “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chicago. A grand jury indicted Smollett last week on 16 felony counts accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two masked men in downtown Chicago.(AP Photo/Matt Marton) by The Associated Press Posted Mar 12, 2019 10:09 am PDT CHICAGO — The Latest on the case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett (all times local):12:05 p.m.“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has arrived at a hearing in Chicago where lawyers will discuss whether cameras should be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct trial.Smollett was joined by his lawyers and some family members at Tuesday’s hearing.A grand jury indicted Smollett last week on 16 felony counts accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two masked men in downtown Chicago.Police allege that Smollett, who is black and gay, staged the Jan. 29 attack because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career. He is free on bond and has another hearing scheduled for Thursday.Smollett’s attorneys have called the charges “prosecutorial overkill” and say the actor maintains his innocence.___9:25 a.m.“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett is expected at a Chicago hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case.A spokeswoman for Smollett’s attorneys says the actor is expected to attend Tuesday’s hearing in Cook County criminal court.A grand jury indicted Smollett last week on 16 felony counts accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack by two masked men in downtown Chicago.Police allege that Smollett, who is black and gay, staged the Jan. 29 attack because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career. He is free on bond and has another hearing scheduled for Thursday.Smollett’s attorneys have called the charges “prosecutorial overkill” and say the actor maintains his innocence.The Associated Press The Latest: Smollett arrives for courtroom cameras hearing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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Cypriots swear more than any other nationality when they complain online

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first_imgAn analysis of more than 500,000 online product reviews, according to the Times, has found that Cypriots swear more than any other nationality when they complain.The article said one in every 100 words Cypriots they used to complain was an expletive compared with less than one in 1,000 by Britons. It did not specify what those expletives were that Cypriots used on the web.“Britons love a swear word and “shite” is by far our favourite — at least when it comes to describing something we don’t like,” the Times reported.The analysis of the product reviews found that the curse was used more frequently than any other when giving negative feedback. The reviews, posted on Reevoo.com, also showed that Britons were more likely to use scatalogical expletives than many nationalities.The curse most often used by Americans was “sucks” while Australians preferred “boob”.“However, we were more moderate in our use of curses than Cypriots, who swore more than anyone,” it addedThe figures shatter the myth that Britons are too reserved to raise grievances, the Time said. UK users of the website were the sixth most likely to post negative reviews. The Danes were the biggest complainers, while the Portuguese were the least likely to post negative feedback.The word “shite” is unique to the British isles, Professor Simon Horobin, of the English language and literature department at Magdalen College, Oxford told the newspaper.He said: “The word is regional in origin but it is found earliest in Irish and Scottish use. The earliest uses . . . date from the 18th century when it was used purely descriptively — to take a shite, his shite stinks etc — but by the early 20th century it was used to describe something worthless, or an unpleasant person. Its origin probably lies in an alternative pronunciation of the word shit with a long vowel.”He said that the earliest examples in literature of shite as an exclamation and the phrase “don’t give a shite” were in Ulysses, by James Joyce, in 1922.The Times compendium of complaints based on negative reviews on Reevoo.comUK ShiteAustralia BoobAmerica SucksFinland Paska (shit)France Merde (shit)Swedish Skit (crap)Italy Schifo (disgusting)You May LikeYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoFigLeaf Beta AppFigLeaf brings You 3 Easy Steps to Privacy on Your Terms…FigLeaf Beta AppUndoHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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and MediaKaddour thinks that they were using a hi-tech signal jammer to override his central locking and get inHe even managed to trap them in there – caught in the act you might think – but the police released them after finding that they had done nothing wrongThe 32-year-old software developer was understandably a bit upset by this and begged officers to charge them with something but to no availHe said: "These two scumbags have been getting into my car stealing my stuff making it dirty smoking their drugs in there and now they are caught they are going to let them go"Its like theft is not a crime anymore Theres no point in catching anybody as they just let them go"The police dont bother catching the criminals Then we catch them and the police let them go"Kaddour thinks that the couple stole his sunglasses some car gadgets and even his daughters book bagHowever once the coppers got there they found the car was not broken into so couldnt do anythingOn top of this he has spent some 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