The Latest Apple previews new space show for subscription

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Latest on Apple’s developers conference (all times local):10:25 a.m.Apple is opening its annual developers conference with another sneak peek at its upcoming Apple TV Plus video subscription.CEO Tim Cook showed a snippet from a new show from Ron Moore, the executive producer of “Battlestar Galactica.” The show, “For All Mankind,” appears to be an alternative take on the U.S.-Russia space race in which a Soviet Cosmonaut is the first person to set foot on the moon.Apple TV Plus was announced in March and is due out the fall. Pricing details haven’t been released. Oprah, Jason Momoa, Big Bird, Steven Spielberg and a host of other stars have also lent themselves to original Apple shows.Apple also announced Monday that its Apple TV streaming device will soon offer support multiple users, so that individual members in a household can have their custom list of shows and how far they have watched. In the past, all the preferences have been tied to whoever set the device up.Apple is also announcing updates for its iPhone, Mac and other software at its event in San Jose, California.___6:40 a.m.Apple will preview upcoming changes to its phone and computer software Monday as it undergoes a major transition intended to offset eroding sales of its bedrock iPhone.The company’s software showcase is an annual rite. But Apple is currently grappling with its biggest challenge since its visionary co-founder, Steve Jobs, died nearly eight years ago.Many of the software updates are expected to be tailored for the digital services that Apple is rolling out to lessen its iPhone dependence.Although still popular, the iPhone is no longer reliably driving Apple’s profits higher. Sales have Sales have fallen sharply for the past two quarters and there’s little reason to expect a quick turnaround.The Associated Press read more

Pressure mounts on RIM to shake up board

TORONTO — Research In Motion has taken many hits in recent months, but the composition of the BlackBerry maker’s board of directors is a growing concern for some shareholders who are pushing for major changes sooner rather than later.Vague assurances by chairwoman Barbara Stymiest of changes to come at the company’s annual meeting this week left some, including activist shareholder Vic Alboini of Jaguar Financial, unsatisfied and calling for a makeover of the board now.Alboini, who declared his hard stance at the shareholder gathering, showed no signs of letting up this week, saying chief executive Thorsten Heins was not suited for the job.“I think he should be gone from the company. He was there for the last five years and he was part of the problem,” Alboini said in an interview this week.Alboini has called for RIM to bring on more diverse board members, including one from Silicon Valley and two from New York, adding that the company could also benefit from additional non-Canadian members.[np-related]“You might also need somebody in Southeast Asia,” he said, of a market that RIM has proclaimed of particular interest as it looks to push sales of its older BlackBerry smartphones in the short term.“If there’s some person that has worked for Apple, or Samsung and has super marketing experience, why not bring them on the board?”Heins previously served as RIM’s chief operating officer and took the reins of the company in January from co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, and quickly assured investors that RIM would stay the course with no layoffs in sight.Now the company is in the midst of a massive layoff of about 5,000 employees in an effort to help save about $1-billion by the end of fiscal 2013.“I think there’s a real substantial loss of credibility between Heins and the shareholders,” Alboini said.“You’ve got to be genuine as a leader, you’ve got to be authentic. There’s nothing wrong with giving somebody a chance to fix (the company), but you’ve got to be honest about what happened in the past.”Technology analyst Carmi Levy agreed RIM’s board of directors needs to diversify.“What better way to accomplish that then by ensuring that the people you put in key positions — including the board — are in fact representative of those markets from a visual, cultural and language experience standpoint,” he said.“This is not a rubber stamp board, this needs to be an active, engaged board.”Massive changes have engulfed much of the operations at the struggling Waterloo, Ont.-based company in recent months as it has raced to bring its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 operating system and smartphones to market.BlackBerry 10 — which many see as a make-or-break innovation for the company — is expected to face fierce competition from Apple’s iPhone and smartphones using the Android operating system and possibly other rivals.On Wednesday, Ray Gillenwater the head of RIM’s Australian and New Zealand division exited the company “to pursue other opportunities” after stepping into the role earlier this year.“We appreciate his contributions to RIM through the various positions he held in North America and Asia over the past five years and we wish him well,” a statement from the company said.Gillenwater will be replaced by Matthew Ball, who joined RIM about a year ago as head of its local marketing operations.Earlier this year, RIM had to admit that it was behind an anti-Apple flashmob orchestrated by its Australian marketing department.Dozens of people in black clothing showed up in a coach bus and waved signs at shoppers inside a Sydney Apple store that told them to “Wake Up.”The campaign was widely panned, partly because of RIM’s own troubled launch of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and the delay of the new BlackBerry smartphones.The shuffle atop RIM’s Australia and New Zealand operations is the second in six months. In April, Gillenwater took the lead role from Adele Beachley who resigned earlier. read more

BlackBerry exec says the company is innovating faster than rivals Apple Google

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – BlackBerry is confident that it’s innovating faster than its rivals and will convince skeptical mobile customers to return to the once dominant brand, a company executive said in an interview Wednesday.It’s perhaps not surprising that Sebastien Marineau-Mes, BlackBerry’s senior vice president of software, would be feeling optimistic.Technology blogs and newspapers released the first wave of reviews for BlackBerry’s forthcoming keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone late Tuesday night and most were positive. The phone, due out May 1 in Canada, likely won’t sway buyers who have no interest in a keyboard, but reviewers noted that the still-significant contingent of BlackBerry lovers will be very happy with the Q10.Meanwhile, newly released reviews for Samsung’s new flagship device, the Galaxy S4, were lukewarm. And on Tuesday, Apple hinted that it may not release a new version of its iPhone until the fall, opening a window of opportunity for BlackBerry to woo consumers with its Q10 and touchscreen Z10.Marineau-Mes said the new BlackBerry 10 operating system will feel unique and fresh to users who might be finding that the once break-neck pace of innovation in the mobile space seems to be slowing.“Apple’s iOS and Android have been in the market for a number of years and their velocity and the pace of their innovation is slowing down, whereas we get to come to market with a whole new operating system that reimagines the mobile experience, so it’s a great opportunity for us,” said Marineau-Mes.Despite the Q10’s mostly positive reviews, many harped on the meagre selection of apps available on the BlackBerry platform. Marineau-Mes insisted that problem would be temporary.“I think if you look at the app selection it’s been growing very rapidly. I think people forget that we’ve grown 30,000 or 40,000 apps since the launch of Z10 (earlier this year), we’re at well over 100,000 apps and it’s continuing to accelerate. So it’s just a matter of time before we get all of the apps people are looking for,” he said.Marineau-Mes notes that Skype is coming to the Q10 and other apps are coming in the next few weeks.He also hinted that BlackBerry will soon be pushing new ways to integrate its mobile operating system with other devices. BlackBerry 10 is based on software from the Ottawa-based company QNX, which BlackBerry owns. QNX has developed software for a wide range of technologies and industries — including operating systems for automobiles, nuclear power plants and HVAC systems — and BlackBerry is looking to exploit that expertise to further develop the concept of mobile connectivity.Marineau-Mes said BlackBerry 10 is going to power the devices but it has a broad future beyond just handsets.“It would be getting in your car and your calendar knows where you’re going and it can automatically program your car, your GPS system, get you to your destination, get traffic information. If you’re going to be late for a meeting you can automatically tell (your colleagues) as you’re on your way,” he said, adding that the company envisions the technology being non-proprietary, so it could tie in with devices made by other companies.Marineau-Mes said this vision of the future isn’t that far off. He points out that the technology is available now, and that it’s really a matter of integration and standardization across devices.“You’re going to see some things from us in the fall or early in 2014, and I think you’re going to see some actual real world examples of this in different markets that will be commercialized in the next six months to a year or two.” BlackBerry exec says the company is innovating faster than rivals Apple, Google by Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 24, 2013 2:05 pm MDT read more

Kante shows his better side helps Chelsea beat Fulham 20

LONDON — N’Golo Kante showed off the better side of his game after midweek criticism by his coach to inspire Chelsea to a 2-0 win over west London neighbour Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.The France midfielder dispossessed Jean-Michel Seri inside Fulham’s half, drove forward and laid the ball off for Pedro Rodriguez to score a fourth-minute goal that put Chelsea ahead at Stamford Bridge.Ruben Loftus-Cheek added a second goal in the 82nd minute after impressive build-up play by Eden Hazard.Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri said during the week that Kante has yet to settle in his new, more attacking role this season and was critical of the midfielder’s display in last weekend’s sobering 3-1 loss at Tottenham, Chelsea’s only defeat in the league so far.Kante is widely regarded as the best holding midfielder in the world but is no longer playing there for Chelsea since the off-season arrival of deep-lying Italy playmaker Jorginho.His ability to press high up the field in his new position and spark counterattacks, which was the route to Chelsea’s opening goal, perhaps explains why Sarri is keen to play Kante there — and will continue to do so this season.Chelsea inflicted its former coach Claudio Ranieri’s first loss since he took charge of last-place Fulham last month. Ranieri had started his tenure with a home win over Southampton last weekend.There are signs that Ranieri, who led Leicester to an improbable Premier League title triumph in the 2015-16 season, is getting some shape back to Fulham’s team and the visitors had decent chances against Chelsea, with Calum Chambers twice testing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga early in the second half.Chelsea moved back to within seven points of first-place Manchester City, with the teams meeting at Stamford Bridge next weekend.Pedro’s goal was Chelsea’s 1,000th in the Premier League, making it the third team to reach that landmark after Manchester United and Arsenal.___More AP English soccer: and Associated Press read more

Womens soccer defeats Pittsburgh 20

Shelby Lum / Photo editorSenior defender Megan Fuller controls the ball during a game against Pittsburgh on Aug. 28, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU won, 2-0.The streak continues for No. 24 Ohio State women’s soccer team, after it defeated Pittsburgh 2-0 Wednesday night at the Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes set a school-record with 14 consecutive matches unbeaten, dating back to last September.“I think that just shows how hard we’ve all worked as a team and the coaching staff… and it paid off,” junior forward Kayla Varner said after the win.OSU controlled the game offensively for most of the first half and a 36th minute goal off a corner kick from senior defender Megan Fuller to freshman midfielder Alexis Degler opened the scoring for the Buckeyes.“Megan Fuller takes unbelievable corner kicks, and I knew my role on the back post is to just clean it up,” Degler said. “I just took my chance and got my head in front of it and made it.”The Buckeyes were able to keep possession for most of the first half, outshooting the Panthers 8-1 in the first half, and holding a 9-1 advantage in corner kicks.“This week, we really focused and pinpointed the attack. I know we do a lot of functional training so we really just focused on the final third,” Degler said.In the 60th minute, junior forward and midfielder Kayla Varner extended OSU’s lead, making a long shot that beat redshirt-junior goalkeeper Nicole D’Agostino. The ball found the back of the net, but Varner said she didn’t know how she did it.“Well, it was kind of an accident, but it worked in my favor. It was supposed to be a cross, but I’ll take it,” Varner said.Coach Lori Walker said she was pleased with her team’s effort and their ability to score against a solid defensive team like Pittsburgh.“Pittsburgh defended really hard, they were very organized behind the ball, as I figured they would be and I feel good that we found the back of the net,” Walker said.The Buckeyes are set to be back in action Sunday, hosting Arizona at 6 p.m. at the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Walker says rest is the most important thing for her team right now.“First thing we have to do is recover, this is our third game in five days, we need to get a little bit of rest in us … and find some things out about Arizona,” Walker said. read more

Midlands show largest percentage drop in employment ratio since 2006

first_imgTHE MIDLANDS REGION has seen a 71 per cent decrease in the ratio of employed to unemployed people between 2006 and 2011 according to figures compiled by Teagasc.The number of unemployed people in the region, which includes Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath rose from 8,566 in 2006 to 27,476 in 2011.Nationally, there has been a 64 per cent decline in the ratio of employed to unemployed people with less than 5 people working for every person out of work compared to a figure of almost 13 in 2006.(If you have trouble viewing this image, click here.)Figures show a huge increase in unemployment in the border region with 49,849 people unemployed in 2011 compared with 18,614 in 2006. At regional level this region also has the lowest number of people in employment relative to the size of the unemployed population with just four people in employment for every one person unemployed.(If you have trouble viewing this image, click here.)At the other end of the spectrum, the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area of Dublin shows a high level of employment with almost nine people working for every unemployed person. However this is still a 57 per cent drop from 2006 when this figure was more than 20 – the highest in the country at the time.Limerick City has the lowest number ratio of employed to unemployed with less than three people in employment for every unemployed person.(If you have trouble viewing this image, click here.)In Galway, there was a 65 per cent decline in the employed to unemployed ratio at at less than five in 2001 compared to 14 in 2006. There are now more than 14,000 unemployed people in Galway, an increase of almost 10,000 in the five year period.(If you have trouble viewing this image, click here.)These figures, produced by Teagasc are part of a large scale evaluation of employment and unemployment trends in the country in the five year period 2006-2011. The most recent figures for 2012 show that the number of Irish people at work rose for the first time in three years, though the unemployment rate still stood at a high 14.2 per cent at the end of last year.last_img read more

Google Chromebooks now available in stores

first_imgIf you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a new Google Chromebook ever since they were unveiled at Google I/O, you’re in luck. You can now order the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook or the Acer Cromia Chromebook in both 3G and Wi-Fi flavors at or Best Buy in the US, and exclusively online from Amazon and other online retailers in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands.Both Chromebook models feature Google’s Chrome OS built-in and ready to go. They’re designed to be portable, always-connected workstations, and if you don’t have a connection to the Internet, you’ll find some applications and features are unavailable. Chromebooks aren’t exactly powerhouse systems, which we saw when iFixit took apart a Samsung Series 5 earlier this month. They pack Intel Atom processor, a bit of RAM, and a few gigabytes of storage, sufficient display sizes and external ports to get the job done.AdChoices广告They don’t need a lot of horsepower under the hood because all of your data and applications live on the Web–your Chromebook is simply your gateway to that information. Google and their hardware partners promise all-day battery life, lightweight, and sleek portable notebooks, and an easy, simple computing experience.The Samsung Chromebook Series 5 3G will set you back $499.99. The Acer Cromia Chromebook retail for $449.99 and $379.99 for the 3G and Wi-Fi versions respectively.Anyone tempted?Read more at the Google Chrome Bloglast_img read more

Taoiseach says he doesnt want to be associated with actions of Conor

first_img TAOISEACH LEO VARADKAR has said he would not “condone or like to be associated with the kind of actions” Conor McGregor has been involved in.This time last week, Varadkar was somewhat overshadowed at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade, when the MMA fighter appeared at the event unexpectedly. Government officials were left surprised when McGregor arrived to march in the parade, which he led alongside the city’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel.However, officials were not informed that the MMA star – who was charged with “strong arm robbery and criminal mischief” in Florida last week – would be appearing, saying that the decision was made by Emanuel’s office.Conor McGregor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, avoiding jail time, for his role in the UFC 223 media day fracas at Barclays Center in Brooklyn last year.When asked about the parade by reporters today at the Fine Gael National Conference, Varadkar said he was “happy to walk in the parade… I wasn’t specifically walking with him”.He denied that he went to great lengths to avoid walking next to McGregor, adding that the fighter just happened to be at the same event, an event which he and McGregor were invited to by the organisers.“Obviously he has had some trouble with the law in recent months and I wouldn’t condone or like to be associated with the kind of actions he has been involved in which include a prosecution in New York and a possible prosecution in Miami.”The Taoiseach was asked last week if it was appropriate that someone like McGregor is representing Ireland, given that he has been convicted of a crime.“It’s up to the organisers of the parade to decide who they want to march in the parade. I don’t think he was representing the country, that’s kind of what I was doing and Minister Ring as well. That’s why we’re here,” said Varadkar. Conor McGregor marching in the Chicago parade last weekend. Taoiseach says he doesn’t want to be associated with actions of Conor McGregor This time last week, Varadkar was somewhat overshadowed at the Chicago St Patrick’s Day parade. Mar 23rd 2019, 12:49 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Christina Finn Share682 Tweet Email1 center_img Conor McGregor marching in the Chicago parade last weekend. Image: Brian Lawless Short URL Image: Brian Lawless 83,755 Views Saturday 23 Mar 2019, 12:49 PM 91 Comments last_img read more

Arsenal fight back to earn point in exhilarating North London derby

first_imgArsenal fight back to earn point in exhilarating North London derby Alexandre Lacazette scored just before half-time, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised in the second half. 17,208 Views By AFP Share2 Tweet Email1 Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, celebrates with Matteo Guendouzi. Image: Alastair Grant Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 7 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored in seven successive @premierleague starts at the Emirates; only Thierry Henry in October 2000 went on a longer run at home for Arsenal in the competition (9 at Highbury). Potent.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 1, 2019 Lacazette had been sacrificed for Dani Ceballos to bolster the midfield and that allowed Aubameyang to move into his favoured role through the middle.Guendouzi was the creator as his cross was expertly turned home by Aubameyang for his third goal of the season.Arsenal did not settle for a point as Sokratis thought he had bundled home the winner from Kolasinac’s cross only for the latter to be ruled offside.However, it was Spurs who passed up a host of promising positions to snatch the winner in stoppage time with Kane seeing appeals for another penalty waived away.- © AFP 2019  The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Image: Alastair Grantcenter_img Follow us: Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, celebrates with Matteo Guendouzi. Updated at 18.42ARSENAL FOUGHT BACK from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw against Tottenham in a pulsating north London derby on Sunday which both sides will feel they should have won.Spurs preyed on the Gunners’ vacant midfield early on as Christian Eriksen tapped home at the end of a flowing counter-attack before Harry Kane’s penalty doubled the Champions League finalists’ lead.However, Arsenal were always a threat going forward and, after Alexandre Lacazette reduced the arrears in first-half stoppage time, were well worthy of a point after the break.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the equaliser 19 minutes from time and Arsenal even had the ball in the net again through Sokratis Papastathopoulos, only to see their celebrations cut short by the offside flag.A share of the spoils sees Arsenal maintain a two-point lead over their local rivals with seven points from the opening four games to Tottenham’s five.10 – No player has scored more goals in games between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions than Harry Kane (joint-most with Emmanuel Adebayor and Bobby Smith). Occasion.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 1, 2019 Tottenham’s long wait for an away win in the Premier League dating back to January also continues, but they did show some resolve after a desperately disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle last weekend with manager Mauricio Pochettino complaining afterwards of having an unsettled squad.The Argentine had sidelined Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen in the opening month of the season but both returned and the Danish midfielder had a huge impact an an open and frantic encounter.Arsenal boss Unai Emery named the front three of club record signing Nicolas Pepe, Aubameyang and Lacazette together in his starting line-up for the first time, but the Gunners lacked any balance to their attacking intent as Tottenham counter-attacked with ease early on.The visitors went in front with their first serious attack 10 minutes in as Son Heung-min latched onto Kane’s knockdown and freed Erik Lamela through on goal.Bernd Leno got a weak hand to Lamela’s effort and palmed the ball into the grateful path of the onrushing Eriksen to tap home.Leno redeemed himself with a stunning save to prevent Son making it 2-0 and also turned a dipping Eriksen free-kick to safety.However, Leno was helpless to stop Kane continuing his excellent record in the north London derby from the penalty spot after a ludicrous challenge by Granit Xhaka to clearly chop down Son inside the area.To their credit, Arsenal raised themselves off the canvas to reduce the deficit before the break.Hugo Lloris made a fine save low to his right to deny Pepe his first Arsenal goal, but moments later Lacazette burst through before blasting past his French international teammate from a narrow angle to give the Gunners hope.A wild second period raged from end-to-end as Son saw a shot deflected inches wide and Kane struck the inside of the post at one end, while Lloris made a brilliant save to deny Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac somehow skewed wide from point-blank range at the other.Arsenal, though, were the side in the ascendancy and got their reward with an equaliser. 17 Comments Sunday 1 Sep 2019, 6:30 PM Short URL Sep 1st 2019, 6:30 PM last_img read more

Save Moras fundraiser

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greek born Dimitris Mitch Moras is a 33 year old who arrived in Melbourne in March, to visit with family and friends; two weeks after his arrival Mitch felt unwell. He was diagnosed with high-risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Mitch’s treatment commenced at the Alfred Hospital one week after his initial diagnosis. He has completed his first cycle of chemotherapy and has a long and difficult road ahead with more chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant scheduled for the coming months. We are all travellers in this life, join us and help raise much needed funds to Save Moras. Tickets are $190 per person, beverages, finger food and entertainment included. Pre purchase is required.When: Friday 13 June, from 7.00 pm to midnight Where: Sketch – Atlantic Group, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands For more information and tickets, contact Angela Christophidis 0412 222 917 or via email; and Angela Alexopoulos, 0402 476 074, or via email aafrika74@hotmail.comlast_img read more

Government expected to double Greeces monthly cash withdrawal limit

first_imgIn a sign of a strengthening economy, Greece’s capital controls are set to ease even further with the government expected to increase the amount residents can withdraw from their bank accounts each month by double.The withdrawal limit currently stands at €2,300 per month, and could rise to anywhere between €4,000 and €5,000.The catch is that the cash will have to remain in Greece, with the aim to increase local spending.Whether the government goes ahead on the plan, and the precise figure, will all depend on the country gaining approval from creditors, which is expected next month.However if the increase goes ahead, not many locals are expected to take banks up on the offer.According to Kathimerini, with the average salary in Greece being €1,000 per month, those with over €2,000 in the bank are certainly not the majority. Data has revealed that the average working person in Greece withdraws below €1,000 per month, or closer to €800.Meanwhile when it comes to international travellers to Greece, the Ministry of Finance is considering raising the current set limit from €2,3000 to €3,000 per month. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Huawei HW01D un smartphone dédié aux parents inquiets

first_imgHuawei HW-01D : un smartphone dédié aux parents inquiets…Huawei a conçu un smartphone destiné à la surveillance des enfants : il est incassable et permet de suivre les moindres déplacements de ces derniers ! Le smartphone Huawei HW-01D a été conçu pour les parents de nature inquiète et qui souhaitent savoir en permanence où se trouvent leurs enfants. Ce mobile présente un petit écran de 2 pouces QVGA résistant à la poussière, étanche et protégé par un revêtement en plastique afin de faire face à tous les mauvais traitements.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Ensuite les appels sortants et envois de SMS sont restreints à une liste établie par les parents. Et il en est de même pour les sites web. Ce n’est pas tout puisqu’une fonction GPS est là pour contrôler les déplacements des enfants pendant et surtout après la classe… Cell-ci fonctionne très probablement grâce à une application à installer sur un autre appareil, celui dédié à l’observation.Cet outil fonctionne d’ailleurs même si le mobile est mis hors tension ! Une alarme peut même être activée et c’est à chacun de voir à quoi elle pourra réellement servir… Ce téléphone de surveillance pour enfant sera disponible en jaune, rose ou en bleu. Pour l’heure, il n’est disponible que sur le marché japonais.Le 20 mai 2012 à 13:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Netflix Is Making a Series Based on Gerard Ways The Umbrella Company

first_imgStay on target What to Stream on Netflix This WeekendZach Galifianakis Hits the Road in ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie’ Trailer For the most part, the comics adaptations on Netflix have been pretty great. Now, the streaming service is adding one more, though it doesn’t come from Marvel or DC. Netflix has ordered a 10-episode series from Universal Cable Productions and Dark Horse Entertainment based on The Umbrella Academy. If the show turns out to be anything like the comic, expect some superhero television wholly unlike any you’ve seen on Netflix before.Written by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way with art by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy follows a dysfunctional family of superheroes. Think the Fantastic Four, only there are eight of them, and they like each other even less. The TV series begins with their father mysteriously dying. They’re forced to work together to figure out what happened, but their personalities constantly push them apart. It’s a unique, dark and humorously twisted take on the superhero genre. Bá’s art has an ethereal, dreamlike quality that could make this the best-looking superhero series on TV.In a press release, Netflix Vice President of Original Content said, “What drew us to The Umbrella Academy is that it’s wholly unique, visual and stylized. These aren’t the usual superheroes, and this series will embrace the singular tone of the graphic novels — dark yet humorous, supernatural yet grounded in reality. We’re excited to see this world and introduce these unforgettable heroes to Netflix members around the globe.”The show is still early in development, but Way is involved as a co-executive producer. As for the script, the pilot has been written. The pilot script was adapted from the comics by Jeremy Slater, who created last year’s excellent and terrifying Exorcist TV series. Now, I’m really excited for this. The Umbrella Academy will be available on Netflix sometime in 2018.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Crude pipe bombs sent to Obama Clintons CNN no injuries

first_imgWASHINGTON — Crude pipe bombs targeting Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, CNN and others were intercepted Tuesday night and Wednesday in a rash of attacks two weeks before nationwide elections that could reshape Congress and serve as a referendum on the first two years of President Donald Trump’s presidency.The devices, which officials said shared a similar design, were aimed at prominent Democrats and a cable news network often criticized by political conservatives. A similar device was found Monday at the New York compound of liberal billionaire George Soros, a major contributor to Democratic causes.The bombs overtook other campaign news in an already-tense political season, which has included pitched fights over immigration, the Supreme Court and sexual violence against women.The White House quickly condemned the attacks aimed at Democrats and perceived foes of the administration.“Acts or threats of political violence have no place in the United States,” Trump said. “This egregious conduct is abhorrent.”“That’s a very bipartisan statement,” he said.All the confirmed bombs appeared to come from the same person or persons, said John Miller, the New York Police Department’s head of intelligence and counterterrorism, who briefed reporters in New York.The U.S. Secret Service intercepted a bomb that was addressed to Hillary Clinton at the Chappaqua, New York, home she shares with former President Bill Clinton, and another that was sent to former President Obama at his home with Michelle Obama in Washington. A police bomb squad removed still another from CNN’s New York headquarters, which was evacuated.last_img read more

Wanaparthy Body of missing man surfaces in PJP canal

first_imgWanaparthy: The body of a man, who was reported missing two days ago, surfaced in Priyadarshini Jurala Project Canal on Tuesday.According to sources, Bhagavan (45), a resident of Pebbair mandal, was reported to have been missing since August 10 and a complaint was also lodged in Pebbair police station. However, on Tuesday, some villagers of Chelamilla found a floating body in the PJP project canal and immediately informed the police. The police rushed to the canal and with the help of local fished out the dead body and sent to Pebbair government hospital for post-mortem. Also Read – Man tied up to a tree and thrashed in Nalgonda for harassing woman Advertise With Us According to Pebbair Sub-Inspector Vijay Kumar, the police have registered a case and investigating the matter. “We have finally found the body of the missing man in the PJP canal today. A case has been registered and investigation is going on,” informed the SI. It is suspected that the man could have been first murdered and later dumped into the canal. However, the Pebbair police are investigating the case from all angles.last_img read more

A Closer Look At Decriminalizing LowLevel Marijuana Possession In Houston

first_img Share The new policy has been praised by Harvard’s Fair Punishment Project, which calls it “wise and compassionate.” It’s been criticized by Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon. [polldaddy poll=9673835] We talk with Katharine Neill from Rice University’s Baker Institute of Public Policy about some of those changes over the last decade, and how they’ve played out in different cities and states, and how the new Houston/Harris County policy compares. Then, we talk with Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg about the decision to pursue this new policy and what she sees as the benefits. On Feb. 17, the city of Houston and Harris County announced a new policy to, in essence, decriminalize low-level possession of marijuana. (Above: District Attorney Kim Ogg (center) announced the marijuana diversion program during a press conference held at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center on Feb. 16, 2017, where she was accompanied by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, among others Photo: Al Ortiz, Houston Public Media) Under the new policy taking effect Wednesday (March 1, 2017), offenders found in possession of less than four ounces of marijuana will not be arrested or ticketed. They wont even have to appear in court, provided they agree to take a four-hour drug education class.last_img read more

Hopkins Health System to Pay 190M Settlement in Gynecology Peeping Tom Case

first_imgGynecologist Dr. Nikita LevyBALTIMORE (AP) — A “rogue” gynecologist’s secret use of tiny cameras to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients’ sex organs has led to a $190 million settlement with some 8,000 women and girls, lawyers said Monday.Dr. Nikita Levy was fired after 25 years with the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore in February 2013 after a female co-worker alerted authorities at about a pen-like camera he wore around his neck.He committed suicide days later, as a federal investigation led to roughly 1,200 videos and 140 images stored on computers in his home.“All of these women were brutalized by this,” said their lead attorney, Jonathan Schochor. “Some of these women needed counseling, they were sleepless, they were dysfunctional in the workplace, they were dysfunctional at home, they were dysfunctional with their mates. This breach of trust, this betrayal — this is how they felt.”The preliminary settlement approved by a judge Monday is one of the largest on record in the U.S. involving sexual misconduct by a physician. It all but closes a case that never produced criminal charges but seriously threatened the reputation of one of the world’s leading medical centers.Lawyers said thousands of women were traumatized, even though their faces were not visible in the images and it could not be established with certainty which patients were recorded or how many.Plaintiffs’ attorney Howard Janet said 62 girls were among the victims, and that Levy violated hospital protocol by sending chaperones out of the exam room.This photo taken July 8, 2014, shows the East Baltimore Medical Center, a community practice affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women’s bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday, July 21, 2014. Levy was working at the East Baltimore Medical Center when the allegations came to light. (AP Photo)Hopkins said insurance will cover the settlement, which “properly balances the concerns of thousands of plaintiffs with obligations the Health System has to provide ongoing and superior care to the community.” “It is our hope that this settlement_and findings by law enforcement that images were not shared_helps those affected achieve a measure of closure,” the hospital statement said, adding that “one individual does not define Johns Hopkins.”About 8,000 of his patients contacted lawyers in the class-action lawsuit, which alleged that the hospital should have known what he was up to.“This has shaken the Hopkins system,” said Hopkins’ attorney, Donald DeVries, who said Levy “went rogue.”“There was no inkling of it. Hopkins was unaware,” DeVries said.Once alerted to the problem, hospital authorities quickly notified Baltimore police and escorted Levy off campus. Police and federal investigators said they found no evidence he shared the material with others.Some women told of being inappropriately touched and verbally abused by Levy, according to Schochor. Some said they were regularly summoned to Levy’s office for unnecessary pelvic exams.The settlement involves eight law firms and is subject to final approval by Judge Sylvester B. Cox after a “fairness hearing” where the women can speak. Each plaintiff was interviewed by a forensic psychologist and a post-traumatic stress specialist to determine how much trauma she suffered and how much money she will receive.Myra James, 67, had been going to him for annual exams for 20 years. Since his misconduct became public, she hasn’t been to a gynecologist once.“I can’t bring myself to go back,” James said. “You’re lying there, exposed. It’s violating and it’s horrible, and my trust is gone. Period.”The AP normally does not identify possible victims of sex crimes, but James agreed to the use of her name.Levy, 54, graduated from the Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, and completed his internship and residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He began working at Hopkins in 1988. When the allegations came to light, he was working at Hopkins East Baltimore Medical Center.He saw roughly 12,600 patients during his 25 years at Hopkins.“Did he take pictures of me? There’s no way of knowing,” said another former patient whose two children were delivered by Levy. “I felt violated, because I don’t know if for sure if he had pictures of me, or who has seen them.”Schochor said there is no way to identify which patients were recorded without having them “sit around a table and try to identify sexual organs without pictures of faces,” something the lawyer said would be impossible and could cause the women more distress.His suicide — by wrapping his head in a plastic bag with a hose connected to a helium tank — frustrated everyone who wanted to know his motives and see him face justice.Hopkins sent out letters to Levy’s entire patient list last year, apologizing to the women and urging them to seek care with other Hopkins specialists.But hundreds were so traumatized that they “dropped out of the medical system,” and some even stopped sending their children to doctors, Schochor said.James said her dealings with Levy were always unsettling. She said she found it strange that he conducted examinations without a nurse present.“He was cold, and I was kind of scared of him. His bedside manner — he didn’t have any,” she said. “But all my doctors were at Hopkins. I’ve had two surgeries there, my primary doctor is there. I was used to going there for everything.”last_img read more

Virgin Australia adds to full year costs increases fuel surcharges

first_imgThe afore-mentioned changes will apply to tickets sold from 22 August 2013. Competition, higher fuel prices and acquisitions raise costs. The additional costs come as the consequence of Virgin Australia’s transition to the new Sabre booking and check-in platform, transaction costs relating to acquisition of Skywest Airlines and 60 percent of Tiger Airways up to 30 June 2013. Pre-tax costs of the carbon tax for FY2013 are estimated to be between AU$45 million and AU$50 million and were unable to be recovered due to weak economic conditions and the competitive environment. Source = ETB News: P.T. The airline also announced increases to fares and international fuel surcharges in response to higher fuel costs and the fall of the Australian dollar. “We will continue to closely monitor fuel prices and consider increases or decreases to our fuel surcharges and fares in line with changes in market conditions.” The majority of short-haul international flights will incur a 3 percent increase in base fares, while domestic and regional base fares will also rise by an average of 3 percent. “In making these changes, we have been very conscious of balancing our commitment to providing competitive fares with the operational costs of our business,” Virgin Australia chief commercial officer Judith Crompton said. The added AU$64 million includes the original first-half cost estimations of AU$36 million and equates to approximately 2.4 percent of the airline’s total operating expenditure for FY2013. Virgin Australia’s fuel costs have risen by 13 percent over the past two months. Virgin Australia expects a statutory loss after tax of between AU$95 million and AU$110 million. Business class fuel surcharges and base fares will increase by AU$50 each way to the United States, while a AU$65 rise will be imposed upon business class base fares each way to Europe and the Middle East. Virgin Australia has updated its full year costs for FY2013 to approximately AU$100 million, as well as an increase to fares and international fuel surcharges. For long-haul international flights each way to the United States, Europe and the Middle East; economy base fares will rise by AU$25 and premium economy by AU$35.last_img read more

Global developer community will compete to Reinvent Travel

first_imgGlobal developer community will compete to Reinvent TravelGlobal developer community will compete to Reinvent Travel at Destination HackSabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry and one of the world’s largest software companies, has opened up its inaugural Asia Pacific hackathon, 14 to 16 October, to also include virtual entries from the global developer community.“We’ve received an overwhelming response to the announcement of our first ever Asia Pacific hackathon, with over 200 participants registered already from Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. We’ve decided to add the virtual entry component to meet demand from additional overseas developers seeking to participate but unable to join in person,” commented Roshan Mendis, senior vice president of Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.Additional challenges have also been announced to run alongside the overall ‘Best New Technology Application’ category, which has a Grand Prize of US$10,000. These include ‘Best Use of Virtual Reality’, a ‘Chatbot Challenge,’ and travel merchandising challenges that showcase the New Sabre Red Workspace widgets, Sabre’s advanced platform for selling and booking travel which will launch in 2017.“These extra categories are designed to accelerate the adoption of some of today’s key breakthrough technologies by the travel industry. From enhancing the traveller experience to providing travel consultants with more tools to sell and manage travel bookings, create efficiencies and drive up revenues, there is real scope for the boundaries to be pushed,” added Anupam Bokil, Vice President of Technology for Sabre Travel Network Asia Pacific.Entries will be judged by a panel of industry experts, including:Roshan Mendis, Senior Vice President, Sabre Travel Network Asia PacificToni Portmann, CEO, DHISCODavid Moore, Senior Vice President, Software Development, SabreJason Shi, Director, R&D, CtripGreg Schulze, Senior Vice President, Commercial Strategy and Services, ExpediaDestination Hack: Singapore will take place from 14 to 16 October 2016 at The Hub, Singapore’s largest co-working community of techies, entrepreneurs and creatives. It is being held in partnership with WIT and in conjunction with the WIT Conference taking place Oct 17-19, where the winner will have the chance to present their Application.For more information, visit Destination Hack: SingaporeSource = Sabrelast_img read more

Fannie Mae to Sponsor Developer Summit

first_imgFannie Mae to Sponsor Developer Summit in Headlines, News, Technology January 17, 2019 841 Views Costs Ellie Mae Fannie Mae Lenders Originations technology 2019-01-17 Radhika Ojhacenter_img The California-headquartered cloud-based platform provider for the mortgage industry, Ellie Mae, has announced Fannie Mae as the sponsor of its Experience 2019 Developer Summit. The two-day event is filled with highly technical content designed for software developers and data scientists during the Experience 2019 User Conference, March 10-13, 2019 at Moscone West in San Francisco, California.During the Developer Summit, attendees will hear keynotes from Robbie Bach, Former Chief Xbox Officer at Microsoft and Jeff Barr, Chief Evangelist at Amazon Web Services.“The Ellie Mae Developer Summit enables collaboration between Ellie Mae and Fannie Mae as we bring API access to our shared customers,” said Henry Cason, SVP and Head of Digital Products for Fannie Mae. “Earlier this year we introduced Fannie Mae’s new Developer Portal to enable lenders and technology solution providers to easily plug into our data and technology solutions via APIs. And with developers innovating on the Encompass Lending Platform, we are speeding innovation, building a connected ecosystem and driving efficiencies for all participants.”Ellie Mae said that the summit offers best practices, strategies, and techniques to help developers drive innovations across the Encompass Lending Platform that increase automation, operational efficiencies and productivity for lenders. This year’s Experience conference theme, “Driving Innovation Home,” encourages attendees to take the digital mortgage journey while participating in exclusive training, sessions, and networking geared toward helping lenders:Originate more loans through a better consumer engagement model and greater service differentiationLower costs of origination by removing friction from the mortgage process and introducing technology to gain efficienciesClose loans faster, whenever and whereverConnect to the community of Encompass customers, partners and developers and participate in innovationMake better decisions faster, using data and insights Sharelast_img read more