OnePlus 5 OxygenOS 4.5.12 update brings fix to YouTube Video lag, display issues, Security patch and more

first_imgOnePlus has been quite swift with its OS updates for its latest flagship phone OnePlus 5 . The company only last week released the OxygenOS 4.5.11 that brought several bug fixes along with Android security patch and now it has silently released the OxygenOS 4.5.12 update for the phone.The update is only 27MB in size and fixes several bugs like the YouTube video lag, display issues with some UI elements and more. The company has also tagged the September security patch along with the update. The company is also fixing the issue of no 4G+ network in some regions with the latest OS update.Here are the other fixes that the OxygenOS 4.5.12 brings along:– Fixed bug of missing icon of Download app in 4.5.11– Supports customization of notification ringtone– Improved launching speed of apps– Optimised adaptive brightness– Fixed issue of YouTube video lagging behind audio– Fixed display issues of some UI elements– General bug fixesBeing an OTA update, the OxygenOS 4.5.12 will be rolled out in batches. In case you do not receive the update notification, you can check for it manually in your phone.OnePlus 5 was launched in June this year. The phone costs Rs 32,999 for the base 6GB variant. The smartphone sports a metal unibody design with 5.5-inch display protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on top.  The 8GB variant is priced at Rs 37,999.OnePlus 5 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and is powered by powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone received its first OxygenOS 4.5.1 OTA update on the day of global unveiling, and the second update came within a week of its launch.advertisementlast_img read more

Alexis Sanchez in training ground clash with Manchester United teammate Mason Greenwood: Report

first_imgManchester United forward was involved in a heated exchange with teenager Mason Greenwood during a training session on his return from hamstring injury.Alexis Sanchez was at the receiving end of a rough tackle by Mason Greenwood, Manchester United’s academy graduate. The Chilean forward wasn’t happy with the tackle and angry words were exchanged between the pair, according to The Sun.Sanchez was signed by Manchester United from Arsenal ahead of in January 2018 in a swap deal as Henrikh Mkhitaryan moved in the opposite direction. The Chilean star has struggled to live up to expectations as he made only 9 appearances for the Red Devils in the last league season.Sanchez’s woes compounded when he suffered a hamstring injury during Chile’s Copa America campaign. However, Sanchez was back in the training ground and is expected to be available for selection soon.Despite concerns surrounding his future at Old Trafford, manager Ole Gunnar Solkskjaer maintained that he expects Alexis Sanchez to stay and contribute to the team’s campaign in the ongoing season.”Alexis has come in and trained well. He’s four or five weeks behind the boys and has not played apart from the one behind closed doors here, so I think he’ll see this as an opportunity as well to make his mark,” Solskjaer said ahead of Manchester United’s Premier League opener.”I do expect him to stay, there’s a striker there we think is going to be able to score some goals.”Manchester United, who offloaded Romelu Lukaku on the deadline day, opened their Premier League campaign with a resounding 4-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday. While the likes of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and new signing Daniel James got onto the scoresheet, 17-year-old Greenwood came off the bench during their big win.advertisementAlso Read | Argentina World Cup winner Jose Luis Brown dies at 62Also see:last_img read more

2010 National Touch League Finals DVD

first_imgThe DVD includes the Men’s Open, Women’s Open and Mixed Open finals with commentary from Adam Collins, Australian Men’s Open coach Tony Trad, and Touch Football Australia’s High Performance Manager Wayne Grant.To purchase a copy of the DVD, please visit the TFA online store:

Wisconsin Releases Depth Chart For Season Opener Vs. LSU

first_imgWisconsin quarterback throws during practice.Wisconsin Depth ChartThe official Wisconsin depth chart for the season-opening game against LSU has been released.One week from tomorrow, Wisconsin will take on LSU at Lambeau Field to open the 2016 season. This afternoon, the official Wisconsin depth chart for the game was released.Here’s your first look at the #Badgers’ depth chart for the season opener vs. LSU:— Wisconsin Football (@BadgerFootball) August 26, 2016One of the big names on there is Bart Houston, who was named the starting quarterback yesterday. Badgers fans have to be excited to see Corey Clement back at first-string running back after he battled injuries last year. Several true freshmen also appear, including former four-star defensive tackle prospect Garrett Rand.Wisconsin and LSU will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on ABC next Saturday.last_img read more

PKL: Telugu Titans, UP Yoddha settle for an unusual tie

first_imgPKL: Telugu Titans, UP Yoddha settle for an unusual tiePro Kabaddi League 2019: UP Yoddha were given a technical point in the dying seconds as their match against Telugu Titans ended in a tie.advertisement Press Trust of India MumbaiAugust 2, 2019UPDATED: August 2, 2019 22:43 IST PKL 2019: Telugu Titans and UP Yoddha had to settle for a tie (Twitter/@ProKabaddi)HIGHLIGHTSTelugu Titans and UP Yoddha had to settle for a tie as the match ended at 20-20UP were giving a last moment technical pointThis was the first tie of the season 7 of the PKLThe Telugu Titans and UP Yoddha Pro Kabaddi League match on Friday ended in a tie with both teams at 20-20.The two sides were locked at 19-19 with 30 seconds left for the match when Telugu’s star raider Siddharth Desai attempted the final raid.UP player Sumit went out of the mat and thus Telugu got a crucial point and had almost won the game on 20-19 before an unexpected thing happened.Desai’s teammates entered the mat before the final whistle was blown, resulting in UP being given a “technical point” by match officials, leading to the match ending as a tie.Earlier, raider Siddharth Desai collected two points as Telugu were 2-1 ahead.But in the sixth minute, UP removed Siddharth as he went in for an unsuccessful raid to reduce the gap to 3-5.But within seconds, Siddharth was back on the field, after UP raider was successfully tackled by Telugu Titans even as the southern team surged 7-3 ahead.A successful raid by Monu Goyat and two successful tackles helped UP to reduce the deficit to 6-7 in the 12th minute.The two teams were locked in a neck and neck battle, even as Telugu inched ahead to 9-7.But with some good tackles and raids, UP made it 11-11 going into the break.Telugu began the second half with a successful tackle to go 12-11 ahead, but UP pulled back one to make it 12-12.UP raider Shrikant Jadhav failed under pressure as Telugu picked up a point to make it 13-12.advertisementBut even Telugu star raider Siddharth faltered again as UP collected a point to make it 13-13.With just 9 minutes to go, the two sides were locked at 15-15.However, a couple of successful tackles and with Siddharth picking up a point, Telugu moved 18-15 ahead.But a timely Super Tackle by UP Yoddha followed by a successful raid helped UP Yoddha again level the scores at 18 -18.Both the teams successfully tackled their opponent player as the scores were levelled at 19-19 before the drama unfolded.Also Read | PKL 2019: Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Haryana SteelersAlso Read | PKL 2019: Patna Pirates notch narrow victory, Bengal Warriors get easy winAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Pro Kabaddi 2019Follow UP YoddhaFollow Telugu Titans Nextlast_img read more

Recharge Anywhere: Power Practical

first_img The Lampuga Air Inflatable Jetboard Is a Go-Anywhere Aqua Thrill Ride Editors’ Recommendations 7 Best Travel Coffee Mugs for Morning Joe To Go 14 Best Outdoor Stores in the United States The Best Wireless Charging Pads and Stands, No Strings Attached The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities For the modern day outdoorsman, documenting your adventures and staying connected is almost as important as getting out on the trail – after all, with a good smartphone you can actually back up stories on that fish that got away if you get just one good picture. However, when you’re out on the trail all day, your phone and GoPro will be far outlasted by your adventures so you’re going to need back up power. We were lucky enough to meet the team behind Power Practical at the Outdoor Retailer Show, and have been carrying their portable battery packs ever since.Related: Power From The Sun | Travel Gear UpgradePower Practical got their start in 2012 when the founders were sitting around a campfire. While enjoying the warmth, they realized that much of the energy was completed wasted in that extra heat. After playing with a few prototypes, the PowerPot was born. Using a thermoelectric circuit, the PowerPot is able to generate enough power from any heat source to charge your portable electronics. Following a successful round of funding on popular TV Show Shark Tank, Power Practical was born.These days, the team has perfected their power generation systems and have moved on to solving how to take that power with you. Their Lithium 4400 was their first foray into battery packs, and the perfect addition to any urban adventurer’s every day kit. doubling as a powerful flashlight (it can alst for up to 30 hours!), the 4400 packs the juice to charge your phone twice. As pocket power packs go, you probably won’t find something better sized or as cost effective.Their forthcoming Pronto line up are where Power Practical’s engineering prowess really shines. Using a proprietary quick charge system, the Pronto 5 that we have been carrying for the last couple of months can fully charge in under an hour, providing 2-3 charges for your smartphone. Addititionally, the powerful three amp output can even power a full sized tablet. The Pronto 12 will more than double that capability. Imagine being able to plug in a battery pack for just an hour and having the ability to charge your phone and camera up to nine times over the weekend. It definitely gives creedence to their “Born to Roam” motto. With one of these batteries, you’ll stay connected on the trail long after the sun goes down.last_img read more

DP World Australia Gets A3 Consortiums Shipping Services

first_imgzoom Australia’s largest stevedore, DP World Australia, has been awarded seven of nine port calls on the A3 consortium’s Asia to Australia service, which links the east coast Australia ports of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with Asia.The additional services from the A3 consortium, which comprises Hong Kong-based container carrier Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), Australia’s ANL, and Chinese COSCO Container Lines, are expected to bring up to an additional 100,000 containers through DP World Australia per annum.Under the new contract, DP World Australia will stevedore vessels calling on the Northern Loop – Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane; the Central Loop – Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane; and the Southern Loop – Melbourne, which will begin late October and early November 2016.“The success of the A3 tender is a major win for DP World Australia in a very competitive marketplace, and was the first tender to go to a market with three competitors bidding in all three east coast ports — Brisbane, Sydney and now Melbourne,” Managing Director and CEO, Paul Scurrah, said.The A3 contract follows the return of Swire Shipping’s Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands service to DP World Australia’s Brisbane and Sydney terminals.last_img read more

Hog Loan Support Program Extended

first_imgNova Scotia pork producers will have more time to take advantage of a program aimed at helping the industry deal with periodic declines in market prices for hogs. Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Chris d’Entremont announced an extension to the Hog Loan Support Program today, Aug. 18. Pork Nova Scotia met with the minister on July 28 to discuss ongoing challenges facing the pork industry. “The government continues to support the industry through difficult times,” said Mr. d’Entremont. “We feel it is a reasonable request to continue with the program while the money is still available. We are pleased that the pork industry continues to work on a plan for their future.” Of the $3.5 million provided to the hog industry in 2003, $1 million is still available through the program. The money will be available until March 31, 2007. “We are pleased the minister has made the rest of the money available to producers by extending the program’s end date,” said Henry Vissers, executive director, Pork Nova Scotia. Government and industry are working together to develop the direction of future programs.last_img read more

US stocks finish mostly lower as investors wait on Fed manufacturing output

US stocks finish mostly lower as investors wait on Fed; manufacturing output drops in August NEW YORK, N.Y. – U.S. stocks are closing mostly lower as investors wait for the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting that starts on Tuesday.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index eased one point, or 0.07 per cent, to close at 1,984 on Monday. The Nasdaq fell 48 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 4,518. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 17,031.U.S. manufacturing output fell in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants. Factory output fell 0.4 per cent in August after rising in July, the Federal Reserve said.The yield on the 10-year Treasury note eased to 2.59 per cent from 2.61 per cent late Friday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Sep 15, 2014 2:16 pm MDT read more

Inexpensive NS mansion that captivated Internet is sold – over asking

by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 6, 2017 7:29 am MDT Last Updated Mar 6, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email An historic manor in Newport Landing, N.S., is seen in this recent handout photo. An historic manor in rural Nova Scotia that captivated people on social media with its ornate finishes and rustic charm has sold — for more than $20,000 over its asking price. The 107-year-old Mounce Mansion in Newport Landing was listed last month at $434,900 and sold for $455,000, though the deal has not yet been closed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO – Eastern Valley Real Estate, Jan Wan Photography *MANDATORY CREDIT* NEWPORT LANDING, N.S. – An historic manor in rural Nova Scotia that captivated social media users with its ornate finishes and rustic charm has sold over asking — and it may have coattails for other well-priced prestige properties in the province.The 107-year-old Mounce Mansion in Newport Landing was listed last month at $434,900 and sold for $455,000, though the deal has not yet been closed.Wanda Graves of Eastern Valley Real Estate said Monday she was stunned the home attracted so much attention, with dozens of inquiries coming in from across the country, the United States and even Ireland after it was listed Feb. 6.In less than a week, views of the listing surpassed one million on the company’s website and its Facebook post had been shared more than 36,000 times within days.Graves said her office and cellphone were flooded with calls after the listing went up, adding that her line would beep incessantly as she fielded up to 60 calls a day at a time of year that is usually sluggish in the real estate market. She said she was particularly worried the price would be too high for an area that rarely sees housing prices reach those heights.“It surprised everyone that there was so much activity on something over 400,000 here,” she said with a laugh. “In Hants County, we don’t have a lot of properties that sell over 400,000.”There were multiple offers on the property, prompting a bidding war that saw agents propose backup multiple offers if the accepted one fell through.She said she couldn’t reveal anything about the successful bidder, saying only that they are Canadian. She said much of the interest came from people in the Vancouver and Toronto areas, who were feeling shut out of those cities’ prohibitively expensive housing markets.The were also many calls from people in the United States who were looking to relocate following the election of President Donald Trump, she said.The interest in the property has also sparked some residual business for Graves, who has had people ask her to look into other properties in the area.“A lot of those people are on a list for me to find a place for them in Nova Scotia — so there’s an interest to come here, which is pretty cool,” she said.The Queen Anne style home is adorned with austere woodwork dating back to the 1910s, walls hand-painted with floral designs and ornate stucco ceilings. The listing said the roughly 7,000-square-foot residence is spread over three storeys, including seven bedrooms, a library, two parlour rooms and a sunroom.And all of that for $2,300 less than the average price of a condo apartment in the Toronto area, according to the latest report from the city’s real estate board. Inexpensive N.S. mansion that captivated Internet is sold – over asking read more

Womens lacrosse Assistant coach Jill Byers joins professional coaching staff

OSU assistant coach Jill Byers during their game with the University of Cincinnati in the horseshoe on Sunday February 19. Credit: Courtesy of Walt MiddletonWhen the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team’s season concludes on Saturday, assistant coach Jill Byers will start her second season in the United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX). Byers was hired for the same role with the Long Island Sound in the middle of last week, OSU announced. The move will not affect her status with the Buckeyes, as Long Island’s season runs from May 27 through Aug. 2. This is just the second season for the growing UWLX — which currently has four teams — giving Byers an opportunity to help grow the sport on a national level.“I’m pumped. I’m so excited,” Byers said. “I’m blessed that (OSU coach Alexis Venechanos) is letting me do this … To be able to see the game at a different perspective and work with a bunch of great lacrosse minds within the staff and also kids that I’m coaching is going to be awesome to bring that back and have a wealth of new ideas.”Byers will be coaching under Syracuse University coach Regy Thorpe and alongside Caitlin Defliese, who is also on staff at Syracuse. Byers and Defliese coached together when they were a part of a 17-win Stony Brook team in 2014 that made a run into the NCAA tournament. “I think it is a bunch of really cool people that are going to be involved at the helm,” Byers said. “But then, also, the caliber of athlete that we get to work with is just inspiring and so exciting.”Most of the games in the league coincide with many recruiting stops for high school players, which gives young athletes a chance to see the game at a professional level.“Jill (Byers) is always trying to expand her horizon and learn new things,” Venechanos said. “She is such a student of the game. She’s watching different sports, and the reason why I say that is because she is always trying to make herself a better coach.”The UWLX is headquartered in New England and has four franchises that are based in Baltimore, Boston, Long Island and Philadelphia. The Long Island Sound won the inaugural championship over the Boston Storm last year. Byers said her new team looks to continue to build on what they’ve already started.“There’s only four teams right now,” Byers said. “But I hope it expands — it would be great for the sport. The games are going to be at these recruiting venues so to have little girls be able to go watch people play every single weekend at the highest level is just really inspiring.”For now, Byers and the Buckeyes have one regular season game remaining against Johns Hopkins on Saturday at 10:45 a.m. in Columbus. read more

Garden shed becomes toprated London restaurant on TripAdvisor after site tricked by

first_imgThe local council even got involved, according to the author, who said it tried to relocate his “restaurant” to a new location in Bromley.Mr Butler writes in his piece: “I realise what it is: the appointments, lack of address and general exclusivity of this place is so alluring that people can’t see sense. They’re looking at photos of the sole of my foot, drooling. Over the coming months, The Shed’s phone rings incessantly.”After he managed to make his restaurant number 1, the journalist held an opening party, at which he served guests microwave meals from a discount supermarket, dressed-up to look like they could be haute cuisine. Vice created a fake restaurant and managed to make it the number one restaurant in London on TripAdvisor— James Cook (@JamesLiamCook) December 6, 2017 hope you guys absolutely love it, because @jayrayner1 hated it when I tried to invite him to our launch— Oobah Butler (@Oobahs) December 6, 2017 The menu also caused interest – with each dish being based on a mood such as lust, comfort or contemplation.One example dish,’ Empathetic’, is “Vegan clams in a clear broth with parsnips, carrots, celery, and potatoes. Served with rye crisps.”Guardian restaurant critic Jay Rayner was taken in by the ruse, tweeting: “At last: a restaurant that recognises food is all about mood. Of all the shed-based eating experiences out there this one sounds like the best. Or at least second best. (I have my own shed, hence). Personally I’m keen to try ‘contemplation’.” .@Oobahs made his shed London’s top-rated restaurant on TripAdvisor, in part with pics of fake food made out of bleach and shaving foam: @VICEUK— Jamie Clifton (@jamie_clifton) December 6, 2017 The elusiveness of The Shed in Dulwich sparked interest among potential customers, too, who were keen to try a spot off the beaten track.center_img A journalist tricked TripAdvisor into making his shed the top-rated restaurant in London, after he and his friends submitted fake reviews.Oobah Butler, a writer for Vice, transformed his garden shed into a fake restaurant, by making a website and enlisting a photographer to take photographs of the “food” – close-ups of shaving foam, bleach and at one point, the author’s foot- that “The Shed” apparently served.The website boasts: “An appointment-only restaurant located in South London, The Shed has been operating privately for years. In 2017, it decided to open its doors. As of November that year, it was TripAdvisor’s top-rated restaurant in London.”He said he knew how to game the respected ratings website because he once made a living by writing fake restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor for £10 a post, in order to boost the businesses up the rankings.Mr Butler convinced TripAdvisor – and hundreds of potential customers – that his shed in Dulwich, south London, was a real restaurant by buying a cheap mobile phone, registering that number as the restaurant’s and refusing to give an address, because the “restaurant” was appointment-only.Over the next few months, the fake gourmet spot managed to climb the rankings, thanks to Mr Butler and his friends who kept leaving positive reviews. TripAdvisor told The Telegraph in a statement: “Generally, the only people who create fake restaurant listings are journalists in misguided attempts to test us. As there is no incentive for anyone in the real world to create a fake restaurant it is not a problem we experience with our regular community – therefore this ‘test’ is not a real world example.”The spokesperson also said that the company uses state-of-the-art technology to combat fraudsters trying to influence the ratings of real businesses, and that the difference between reviews from real customers and fake customers tends to show which ratings are real. After the guests seemed to enjoy themselves, with one pair asking if they could come again, Mr Butler wrote: “So there we go: I invited people into a hastily-assembled collection of chairs outside my shed, and they left thinking it really could be the best restaurant in London, just on the basis of a TripAdvisor rating.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

NHS picking up the pieces of mental illness epidemic caused by social

But he said the health service could not tackle its ills alone – turning on social media giants to do more to protect children.”We have to ask some pretty searching questions around the role of technology companies, social media and the impact that is having on childhood,” he said.”This cannot be a conversation that is simply left to the NHS to pick up the pieces for an epidemic of mental health challenge for our young people, induced by many other actors across our economy.”He also called for more action to tackle unhealthy lifestyles, and said he hoped to see “renewed pragmatism” from the Government in its updated childhood obesity strategy, due to be published soon. The average person in this country spends twice as long on the toilet as they do exercisingSimon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England Protect yourself and your family. Find out more about our Duty of Care campaign to regulate social media The NHS is “picking up the pieces” of an epidemic of mental illness among children, fuelled by social media, the head of the service has warned.Simon Stevens urged companies like Google and Facebook to take more responsibility for the pressures they place on children.It follows calls for social media and online gaming firms to have a statutory “duty of care” to protect children from mental ill health, abuse and addictive behaviour.Speaking at the NHS Confederation conference in Manchester, Mr Stevens said Britain’s children were hit by a “double epidemic” of mental illness and obesity. “The average person in this country spends twice as long on the toilet as they do exercising,” the NHS chief executive said. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Lhébergeur de MegaUpload et EFF souhaitent récupérer les fichiers légaux

first_imgL’hébergeur de MegaUpload et EFF souhaitent récupérer les fichiers légaux Carpathia Hosting et l’Electronic Frontier Fondation ont créé un site,, pour que les utilisateurs (US) puissent demander à récupérer leurs données licites. Sur la page d’accueil du nouveau site, on peut lire : “L’Electronic Frontier Fondation est troublée que tant d’utilisateurs légitimes de MegaUpload aient vu leurs biens confisqués sans avertissement et que le gouvernement n’ait pris aucune mesure pour les aider “. Un point positif donc, mais exclusif aux américains malheureusement. Le FBI n’ayant pas saisi les serveurs, les données des utilisateurs sont donc, en théorie, encore existantes. Toutefois, les actifs de MegaUpload étant gelés, le site ne peut maintenir le fonctionnement des serveurs. Carpathia Hosting et l’EFF cherchent donc une solution pour rétablir les données et font savoir qu’ils publieraient un avis au moins sept jours à l’avance si la situation changeait.Pour les autres utilisateurs non américains, une première démarche serait la plainte collective pour espérer être entendu judiciairement, dans le but de récupérer des fichiers personnels…et légaux, évidemment. Affaire à suivre.Le 1 février 2012 à 15:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Vancouver man arrested in child porn case

first_imgA 50-year-old Vancouver man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of dealing and possessing child pornography, according to Vancouver police.Mark A. Brown, 50, of the 9800 block of S.E. 18th Circle in Vancouver was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct and 10 counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.Brown’s arrest stemmed from a long investigation by the Vancouver police Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit. Police served a search warrant at Brown’s home nearly a year ago.“Sometimes (the time of arrest) depends on the amount of evidence and the sheer amount of time it takes to go through that,” said Vancouver police Sgt. John Chapman. “That’s why there was a significant delay in the time of the warrant and the time of the arrest.”last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday June 26 2015

first_imgACLU-Alaska Applauds SCOTUS Marriage DecisionLisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauIn a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court today declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. That means the status quo will continue in Alaska, where same-sex marriage was legalized in October.Efforts Underway to Recover 9 Plane Crash VictimsLeila Kheiry, KRBD – KetchikanRecovery efforts were under way early this afternoon (Friday) for nine people killed yesterday (Thursday) when a floatplane crashed into the side of a steep mountain in Misty Fiords National Monument outside of Ketchikan.Budget Cuts Sideline 3 of Alaska’s 11 FerriesEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauThe Alaska Marine Highway System plans to lay up three of its 11 ferries for most of the next year.Senator Calls on Governor to Expand MedicaidAnnie Feidt, APRN – AnchorageA prominent Democrat in the state Senate is calling on Governor Bill Walker to expand Medicaid in Alaska without approval from the legislature.How David Holthouse Decided to Out the ‘Bogeyman’Lisa Phu, KTOO – JuneauA high profile case about an alleged child rape from 1978 is at an impasse because of Alaska’s old statute of limitations.Juneau Soccer Camp Grooms Players for the International FieldElizabeth Jenkins, KTOO – JuneauAs the U.S. team heads to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals this weekend, a Juneau soccer camp is teaching kids all about the global sport.AK: The Journey to Bristol Bay’s Fishing GroundsMolly Dischner, KDLG – DillinghamEvery year dozens of boats travel back to Bristol Bay. Some ride on tenders or cargo ships, and some steam themselves around False Pass, a journey of more than 1000 miles that can be treacherous. But about 60 boats, most from Homer and Kodiak, take a different route across the Chigmit Mountains on the Alaska Peninsula. Dillingham’s Molly Dischner tagged along with a captain and crew bringing their 32-foot drift boat back to the Bay after a winter of maintenance in Homer.49 Voices: Will Ross from AnchorageJosh Edge, APRN – AnchorageThis week, we’re hearing from Will Ross, an Anchorage resident who was born and raised in Alaska. From Mount Marathon to Johnson Pass, he’s constantly pushing himself in the state’s great outdoors. Stories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at and on Twitter @aprn.Download Audiolast_img read more

Induction Programme ends at MANUU

first_imgHyderabad: Six days long Students Induction Programme (SIP), organized by Dean Student’s Welfare (DSW), Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU), for newly admitted students, concluded today. The programme was inaugurated on 1st August. The programme began with the presentation of activities by the fresh batch of students in the auditorium at Directorate of Distance Education. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Dr. M.A. Sikandar, Registrar, MANUU presided over the valedictory session. Dr. Sikandar while addressing students as a resource person said that there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. Information can be obtained from anywhere – books, Google etc., but only teachers tell us whether that information is right or wrong. That is why Institutions have their importance. He also gave a detailed presentation about the National Cadet Corps (NCC) established in the University. He elaborated the aims and the very larger national purpose of the establishment of NCC in India. Dr. Sikandar encouraged the young minds and souls of the fresh batch to show their interest in attending extra-curricular activities. The NCC officer of the university gave information that students enrolled in three years long course are eligible to join NCC unit in the University. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us Earlier, Dr. M. Vanaja, Director, Directorate of Admissions welcomed the students and shared her happiness to see the huge turnout of the students as a fresh batch of students from all over the country. Prof. Siddiqui Mohammad Mahmood, Coordinator, Induction Programme presented a brief report of the programme. Dr. Mohammad Kamil, Additional Controller of Examinations provided extensive information about the examination pattern, the process of choosing courses at IUMs portals, and all related information about evaluation, internal assessments, and use of IUMS, online software for all purposes. Advertise With Us Prof. Syed Alim Ashraf, Dean, Student’s Welfare proposed the vote of thanks whereas Dr. Sami Siddiqui, Asst. Dean welcomed all the guests and students. Dr. Karan Singh Utwal, Deputy Dean and Assistant Deans – Dr. Khwaja Mohd Ziyauddin, Dr. Shabana Kesar, Dr. M. Sami Siddiqui and Dr. Mohd Akbar including Ms. Najamunnisa-Counsellor and entire office staff were present in the programme as the organizing team of the Student Induction Programme. The role of Public Relations Officer, Abid Abdul Wasay was crucial in organizing the event and disseminating the information in the media.last_img read more

Meet Consolata a woman who benefitted from the programme ambulance taxi in

first_imgIBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:06Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:05?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Meet Consolata, a woman who benefitted from the programme ambulance taxi in Tanzania Closecenter_img A first-of-its-kind ambulance taxi service created by the Vodafone Foundation to save the lives of high-risk pregnant women in two Tanzanian districts the size of Belgium. Consolata is one of the women who benefitted from the programme that helped reduce the maternal mortality by 27%.last_img read more

Warner Bros rebuilds DC Films after Justice failed to dawn

first_imgRegardless of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice having some passionate fans and holding the number three spot on the highest grossing films of 2016 list, the reshuffling of Warner Bros. and DC Comics film production structure is best described as fallout.The hits have been coming fast and hard ever since Batman v Superman opened. The first step was to squeeze all the juice out of the lemon by promoting an Ultimate Edition of the movie via a deleted scene showing Lex Luthor communing with a CGI alien. That happened soon after the film’s release.Suicide Squad, the next DC superhero team-up movie to be released this year, was the next property to get some post-BvS attention. Director David Ayer and Jai Courtney (who will appear as Boomerang) both denied rumors that the reshoots were part of a plan to “lighten up” the movie, which had ended up much more grim than the well-received trailers had portrayed it. Whatever the truth may be, Warner Bros. spent a few million dollars shooting new material for the film.As Zack Snyder booted up production on Justice League, Warner Bros. realized that Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Batman in Dawn of Justice was well-liked. Besides getting him locked down to write and direct a solo Batman movie with DC Comics bigwig Geoff Johns (no Zack Snyder credit to be found), he was promoted to Executive Producer of Justice League. This signals that Affleck’s Oscar-winning story sense could help re-direct the film, or at the very least that’s what we’re supposed to think.The Patty Jenkins-directed Wonder Woman movie was already deep into production when the shake-ups started happening, but the big screen adaptation of The Flash slated for 2018 lost director Seth Grahame-Smith to “creative differences” after the Dawn of Justice release. There were also (thus far unsubstantiated) rumors that James Wan, who is slated to direct Aquaman, was also frustrated with the pre-production process on his DC Cinematic Universe installment.All of these moves could have happened regardless of Batman v Superman’s performance, but this newest attempt to right the boat is addressing a core problem that the DCCU’s production structure has struggled with since Man of Steel.It was announced this week that Warner Bros. is changing the way its highest executives interact with their films. Instead of having a handful of executives with approval over a project, Warner is splitting its suits into specific tracts. For example, Courtenay Valenti (Executive Producer, Mad Max: Fury Road) is now in charge of all the Lego and Wizarding World of JK Rowling movies. For superheroes, WB has created DC Films, which will be run by Executive VP Jon Berg and DC Creative Operations Officer Geoff Johns.Behold: the new official DC logo, for use in comics, TV, and movies.This puts two people in charge of deciding the future of the DC Universe, rather than whoever is making the current movie (usually Zack Snyder) and a room full of executives who don’t read comic books. The inclusion of Geoff Johns in a top position for making DC movies is key — since he already knows how all the properties operate in the comics, he can bring some of that sensibility over to the Warner Bros. slate of movies (could we see an end to “Batman wouldn’t do that!” arguments?).This new approach is Warner Bros. reacting not to the critical reaction of Batman v Superman, but purely the financial reality that their movies haven’t been performing like they’d want them to across the board. The Hollywood Reporter article that broke this story mentions some producers and filmmakers complaining about “a murky greenlight process,” and this would theoretically fix that problem.Apparently, this isn’t the end of the changes in Warner Bros. movie-making decision process, but this is the first step the DCCU — I’m sorry, DC Films — has taken towards centralizing its decision-making power since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy ended, opening up the company to try an “Avengers-like” shared universe. DC went through the Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice production process without a roadmap, and sees both of those films as underperforming. Maybe it’s time for a steady set of hands on the wheel?This news comes right on the heels of rumblings that Margot Robbie might return as Harley Quinn in a movie featuring female DC characters (that she’d also produce). It could be that Harley’s newfound freedom is the first indication that DC Films is finally going to be the director-friendly production company they’ve always claimed to be.last_img read more

Illegal arms racket busted in Bengal nine arrested

first_imgKolkata:The Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police seized 60 semi-finished improvised firearms, ammunition and arms making equipment and arrested nine persons during two separate raids, an official said on Tuesday. The raids were conducted in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, a senior officer said. While three arms dealers were arrested with semi finished guns and Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) from Kolkata’s Maidan area during a raid on Monday, another six persons were arrested from an illegal arms factory in North 24 Parganas district’s Jagatdal later on that day, police said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life “The anti-FICN team of the Special Task Force arrested three persons named Suku Seikh, Md. Azimuddin and Md. Shamim from near the Kolkata Police Paddock in Maidan area on Monday. Forty semi-finished improvised firearms were seized from them,” the officer said. “Apart from the guns, a bundle of fake Rs 500 notes of the value of Rs 1 lakh was also seized from the three accused,” he added. Acting on a tip-off from one of the arrested accused, the STF team then raided an illegal arms factory at Choto Sreerampur village in Jagatdal area and arrested another six persons working in the factory. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed “Twenty pieces of semi finished fire arms, one lathe machine, two drilling machines and several parts of improvised firearms were seized from the factory. Six persons working in the illegal workshop were arrested,” the officer said. According to STF, seven of the nine arrested persons are from Bihar while two others are from Maharashtra and Bengal, respectively. “All the arrested accused have been prosecuted under sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 489B,C (possession of counterfeit currency) and various sections of the arms act. They will be presented in the court today (Tuesday),” the officer added.last_img read more