Florida State Player’s “Touchdown Mask” Is Going Viral In Week 1

first_img FSU receiver Tamorrion Terry, otherwise known as ‘Scary Terry’, made a big play in today’s game against Boise State.After taking a screen pass to the house for a 75-yard touchdown, Terry went straight to the sideline. Upon his arrival, the receiver was handed a mask which he proceeded to put on.Apparently, the mask is known as the ‘Scary Terry mask’. It looks as silly as it sounds.Social media is blasting Florida State and Terry for the mask. A University of Miami fan-made account tweeted, “That moment when FSU proves that the Turnover Backpack was not the worst possible idea that they can come up with …. a Touchdown Mask?”That moment when FSU proves that the Turnover Backpack was not the worst possible idea that they can come up with …. a Touchdown Mask? pic.twitter.com/aMcClvfnuw— GO ‘CANES! (@83_87_89_91_01) August 31, 2019What do you think? Is the ‘Scary Terry’ mask as horrible as people are making it out to be? A view of the back of a Florida State player's football helmet.DURHAM, NC – OCTOBER 14: A detailed view of a helmet worn by the Florida State Seminoles during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Florida State’s 2018 sideline traditions went viral last year — but not for the best of reasons.The Seminoles unveiled a tradition for whenever the defense forced a turnover. The turnover-forcing player got to wear what was deemed the ‘turnover backpack’.It was instantly deemed the worst celebratory prop in college football — maybe even in all of sports.In FSU’s 2019 season opener, another celebratory prop has been discovered. Except this time, the prop is only being used by a specific offensive player.last_img read more

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Amnesty International To Release DVD And CD Of Human Rights Concerts

first_imgThirty-six of the world’s leading musicians performing some of their biggest hits live in concert are featured in Amnesty International’s latest music project, which will be released in North America on Tuesday, Nov. 5 – distributed by Shout! Factory.The six-disc DVD box-set and companion two-disc CD set titled ¡RELEASED! present the historic Human Rights Concerts staged by the Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights organization in the years 1986-1998. Net proceeds from sales of the DVD set and CDs benefit Amnesty.The release coincides with the 25th anniversary this fall of the most high-profile of all the concerts in the series – the Human Rights Now! world tour. The six-week, five-continent, 20-concert tour of the world in 1988 was headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman and Youssou N’Dour and was seen by over one million people in-person and experienced by millions more on television and radio. Its mission – to raise awareness of the cause – succeeded in tripling the movement’s worldwide membership.Also featured are new in-depth interviews with Springsteen and Sting about their human works work with Amnesty.These new DVD and CD releases also arrive just five weeks before worldwide commemorations on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, of the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the Magna Carta of the human rights cause that has inspired Amnesty’s global work for 52 years.“Throughout our history, we at Amnesty have been the fortunate beneficiaries of the passion and generous commitment of major entertainers in helping us bring the world’s attention to the human rights cause,” said Ann Burroughs, chair of the Amnesty International USA Board of Directors, who, as an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa, was held as a prisoner of conscience. “These concerts were a gigantic step forward in the enduring struggle. We are enormously grateful to all the magnificent musicians who participated in these historic concerts that once again they are helping us raise funds and awareness for the ever-vital work of our movement.”“Musicians innately understand key components of human rights such as freedom of expression. It’s at the heart of what they do,” said Martin Lewis, producer of ¡RELEASED!. “Ever since Pete Townshend’s pioneering performance for Amnesty in 1979, the rock music community has been spectacular in its support for Amnesty. These concerts broke new ground in galvanizing audiences to become involved. They fused cause and content in an inspirational way. It’s been an honor to work with Sting, Bruce, Bono, Peter and the other artists in restoring and producing these concerts for home release.”The Human Rights Concerts series comprises four films: The first film presents over five hours drawn from the all-day final concert of A Conspiracy Of Hope – Amnesty’s 25th anniversary concert tour of the USA in June 1986. The second film is of the Human Rights Now! world tour in September and October 1988. The third film is An Embrace Of Hope – the October 1990 concert in Chile celebrating that nation’s liberation after 17 years of dictatorship. The fourth and final film is The Struggle Continues… – the concert staged in Paris in 1998 on the exact 50th anniversary of the signing in that city of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.The DVD set contains 120 songs extending over 12 hours of disc time. The set also contains 32 additional segments featuring contextual content and additional music performances that together comprise almost 5 hours of supplementary features. The full running time of the box-set is just 12 minutes short of 17 hours.Three of the four concerts have never been issued before in any video or audio format. In the mode of that era’s Live Aid concert they were seen just once on TV – and were not subsequently made available for home enjoyment. The fourth film, from 1998, had a limited VHS & DVD release 14 years ago and has been long unavailable. Of the 16 hours and 48 minutes of content on the DVD box-set, over 14 hours has never previously been available on DVD or home video or audio in North America.The DVD box-set consists of six discs, plus a 40-page booklet with rare archival photographs and extensive liner notes, including a 10,000 word essay on the history of the concerts.Also being released is a two-disc CD presenting 30 highlight performances from across the four concerts.A key organizational figure in the first three events of the Human Rights Concerts series was Jack Healey, executive director of Amnesty International USA between 1981-1993. The 1986 U.S. tour and 1988 world tour were co-produced with seasoned rock promoter Bill Graham. The 1998 Paris concert was organized by Amnesty planning officer Blair Gibb and Peter Gabriel.The Human Rights Concerts have been restored and produced for release by longtime (37 years) Amnesty activist and producer Martin Lewis – who was co-creator (with John Cleese) of Amnesty’s Secret Policeman’s Ball series and co-producer of all the ‘Ball’ shows, movies, TV specials and albums between 1976-1985. Lewis began Amnesty’s outreach to rock musicians by recruiting and producing Pete Townshend, Sting, Bob Geldof and many other musicians. Lewis and former Amnesty USA leader Jack Healey together conceived Amnesty’s 1988 world tour.The companion content includes 17 sequences under the collective title Context On The Human Rights Concerts. Among the segments:• Light A Candle! – a brand-new documentary about the concert series featuring new exclusive interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Bono, Peter Gabriel, Pete Townshend and others.• New, stand-alone, in-depth interviews with Bruce Springsteen and Sting about their support for Amnesty• Peter Gabriel’s home movies of the 1986 Amnesty tour featuring backstage moments and an historic jam• Special messages in support of Amnesty from some of the world’s leading entertainersThe companion content also features 15 additional music sequences. Two key performances from the Secret Policeman’s Ball series by Pete Townshend and Sting that helped inspired the Human Rights Concerts and thirteen new performances given for Amnesty in the last ten years by major music stars that represent part of the legacy of the concert series. The performers for Amnesty from the last decade include: Green Day, Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Jeff Beck, Seal, Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Perry, Bono, Damien Rice, Pete Seeger, Evan Rachel Wood and David Byrne.The ¡RELEASED! DVD box-set and companion CD will be distributed in North America by Shout! Factory. Outside North America, the DVD box-set and four companion CD sets will be distributed by Eagle-Rock Entertainment.(Product release dates outside North America vary by territory between Oct. 28 and Nov. 1).On Sunday, Nov. 3, The American Cinematheque in Los Angeles (Aero Theatre, Santa Monica at 3:00pm) will present the World Premieres of ¡RELEASED! a 95-minute film of highlights from the concerts and LIGHT A CANDLE! the 40-minute documentary about the history of the series. Special guests at the screening will be Andy Summers of The Police and ¡RELEASED! producer Martin Lewis among others.On Tuesday, Dec. 10, The Museum of Modern Art will present the New York Premieres of the two films. The MoMA Premiere takes place on International Human Rights Day at 7:00pm.last_img read more

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IBM chief Rometty says Indians lack skillsets to be employed

first_imgMumbai: Global tech major IBM chief Ginni Rometty has said Indians lack the required skillsets even as new-age jobs galore, and exhorted all to look at education beyond obtaining/giving away degrees. The USD 180-billion domestic software industry directly employs over 4 million. In remarks that come amid similar concerns voiced by other tech leaders domestically, Rometty, the chairman, president and chief executive of IBM, said this is a global problem and not just limited to Indian shores. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep “In India, you have the same issues. Open jobs, (but) no matching skillsets,” she said, speaking at a company conference here Wednesday. “You have got to believe in a few different things than I think you believed in the past. One is to believe that skills are perhaps more important than a degree,” Rometty said, amid reports of huge unemployment among qualified engineers who when employed at the entry level are paid much lower than those semi-skilled with experience. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to Customs There have been reports that nearly three-fourths of the millions of engineers and B-school graduates are not simply not employable at all, speaking volumes about the quality of both the academics as well as the admission process in the country’s education systems. According to private economic think tank CMIE data, as of February, there were as many as 31.2 million youth actively looking for jobs. This is in a country where over 60 percent of the 1.35 billion population are under 35. “It can be that you can have folks with less than a university degree, but participate well in this industry,” Rometty said. Contrary to perceptions of jobs being in short supply, she said there are jobs aplenty and an equivalent number of people looking for them, but the skillsets are not matching, which is the real problem. She said businesses and governments have to work together to solve the issue at hand, underlining that we cannot have a world of the haves and the have-nots in this new world where certain people know how to work in the new technology-led era and the vast majority of others do not. Posing a question on whether tech will kill jobs, she said the nature of jobs will undergo a change and also spoke about her company’s social sector projects, especially those aimed at educating women. Two years ago, the head of a leading European tech player had alluded to similar concerns as Rometty. He had said over 65 percent of the Indian IT staff is “just not re-trainable”, and had taken potshots at the Indian education system also he blamed the tech companies for not doing enough. “For some unknown reasons, we call it a knowledge- driven industry. If you have that kind of talent, and then making them learn the existing technology itself is such a huge challenge,” he had wondered.last_img read more

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Kohli is positive despite loss

first_imgChennai: It was a start that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli would like to forget as his team was thrashed by seven wickets by defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the season opening game of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here. But trying to remain positive despite the result on Saturday, Kohli said that it was good to get a loss like this out of the way early in the tournament. Having scored just 70 runs after losing the toss and batting first, Kohli’s men saw Chennai chase down the target in the 18th over of the innings. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHe revealed that the idea was to take the game as deep down as possible after a poor start with the bat. “No one wants to start like this, but it’s good to get a game like this out of the way — this early in the tournament. We spoke of trying to be in the game, taking it to the 18th over was nice to see.” While one would think it was a poor reading of the wicket that saw RCB play three frontline pacers in Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini, but Kohli backed the decision and said that the wicket looked much better than it played. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”The batting wasn’t good, it wasn’t easy to bat on, looked much better surface though. I thought 140-150 would have been an ideal score, especially with dew expected later on. A scrappy start to the league, but I don’t think either team had control over it, the pitch was under the covers for 4 days, but we should have batted better, 110-120 would have been a fighting score,” he said. But one RCB player who impressed was Saini. His pace was disconcerting and he even hit CSK opener Shane Watson on the helmet in one over. Even though he finished wicket-less, Saini impressed all. “He has been good in conditions where there’s some grass, got his chance now. He will play a big role in the time to come. I thought CSK played really well, they deserved to win, but I loved to see our team fighting all the way,” Kohli added.last_img read more

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Morocco’s Return to AU to Support African Solidarity: Alpha Condé

Rabat – “Morocco’s return to the African Union (AU) will make a remarkable contribution to this exhilarating undertaking of solidarity among the African peoples”, said Alpha Condé, the president of the Republic of Guinea and acting president of the African Union, on Monday in Meknès.This statement was made during the opening ceremony of the 9th National Agriculture Conference, in which he is the guest of honor.Condé lauded the return of Morocco to its African family at a time when the latter has decided to make solving its own problems “by itself” a top priority. “Morocco’s example will convince some African countries of the fact that the development of our countries, regardless of their wealth in terms of mineral raw materials, hinges on the development of our agricultures,” Condé underlined.The Guinean President also expressed his gratitude to King Mohammed VI and the Morocco “for their constant readiness to keep us abreast of the various fields, in particular the establishment of a mobile laboratory for soil and the launch of a convoy to promote the enrichment of Guinean agriculture and our current supply of 100,000 tons of fertilizers, as well as multiple other initiatives to enhance capacity at different levels. ”Condé praised the positive impact of Plan Maroc Vert strategy on developing of Moroccan agriculture, combating poverty and ensuring food security.Agriculture, the primary economic activity in more than 95 percent of African countries, has help create 35 percent of direct employment opportunities in the continent and provides 70 percent of the income of the population, he said. He stressed the need to give priority to agricultural development given its impact on economic growth and the fight against poverty.The theme of this year’s edition, “Agriculture and food security along the water”, was intended to focus the progress of the Plan Maroc Cert which, since its launch in 2008, has prioritized the rational use of water resources.The National Agriculture Conference conference aims to foster south-south and inter-African cooperation towards the sustainable development of agriculture and food security in Africa and all over the world. It strives to sensitize and mobilize farmers as well as decision-makers and public opinion on the imperative of efficient and environmentally friendly water management. read more

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UNICEF sounds alarm about impact of recent Asian floods on children

“The monsoon season hits South Asia with regularity, but we’ve seen it strike with special fury this year,” UNICEF spokesperson Rafael Hermoso said today. “You can look at a map and make an arc over the affected countries.”The worst affected is Pakistan, where an estimated 2.15 million people – mainly women and children – have been hit by floods that followed four days of heavy rain in the wake of Cyclone Yemyin late last month. Some 200 people have been killed and another 200 are missing. UNICEF has issued an appeal for $5 million to deal with immediate needs.At least 300,000 children under the age of five are suffering, according to UNICEF, with many areas still cut off by flood waters, and many water distribution systems damaged or destroyed, leading to poor hygiene, unsanitary conditions and outbreaks of waterborne diseases.The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has also been providing emergency assistance, including 120,000 chlorine tablets; over one million purification tablets; 1,000 latrines; 151 ‘school-in-a-box’ kits – each containing such items as flipchart pads, markers, pens, crayons, erasers, exercise books, rulers, pencils, chalk and chalkboards; and almost 75 megatons of food. At least 14,000 combined tent and shelter kits have also been distributed to aid the Government’s response efforts.The regions hit hardest by the floods in Pakistan, Balochistan and Sindh, are also among the country’s most disadvantaged, leaving the children and women there especially vulnerable, Mr. Hermoso said.He said UNICEF’s experience in responding to Asian floods had revealed the importance of pre-positioning emergency supplies so that stocks are in place before a disaster strikes.“The tsunami [in December 2004] underscored the critical need for this and we have seen it work in all four countries,” he said, referring to Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Afghanistan.“In Pakistan and Myanmar, we have been able to distribute essential life-saving materials in part because of supplies that were pre-positioned following the earthquake [in Pakistan in October 2005] and tsunami respectively. Of course, those supplies need to be replenished so that we can respond in the future.”In Myanmar, UNICEF has been able to distribute essential drugs, oral rehydration salts, water purification tablets and family kits to affected areas after floods struck the regions near the western, central and southern coasts, destroying homes, covering other buildings in mud and contaminating drinking wells.Emergency UNICEF supplies have now arrived in the town of Thandwe in Rakhine state, which borders Bangladesh and has particularly hard hit by recent torrential rains. UNICEF staff that had been in Rakhine for a polio vaccination campaign have now begun a rapid post-flood assessment mission.Flash floods have also struck the Indian states of West Bengal and Orissa in the east and Rajasthan in the west after recent monsoon rains, and UNICEF has started responding to local government requests for assistance.Last month in Afghanistan flooding led to the deaths of more than 100 people and the displacement of thousands of others, and UNICEF has started handing out emergency health kits, water bladders and other supplies and pre-positioning further supplies for over 5,000 affected families. 12 July 2007The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is raising the alarm about the toll faced by millions of children across Southern and Eastern Asia after an especially fierce monsoon season has led to a series of deadly floods in Pakistan, India, Myanmar and Afghanistan. read more

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Waterford High School presents spring musical

This marks the sixteenth year of musical theatre at Waterford District High School.This year, WDHS has chosen “Nice Work If You Can Get It” as its spring show.There are 34 students involved in several elements of the show including lighting, sound, set construction, stage crew, and cast members. Participation is all extracurricular. There are also three teachers and seven adults from the community helping bring the performance together.Auditions for the show were held in November 2018. The cast members received their scripts to read over the winter break, and the core cast of main characters began rehearsals in January. The cast has been holding rehearsals two nights a week in preparation for the opening night.The three weeks approaching the show have been full tech, full costume, and full cast rehearsals.The cast performed a matinee show for elementary school students on April 24 in preparation for the first official show.“It’s a two and a half hour show, it’s going to seem professional to you,” said Janet Dickson, the director of the show and head of Arts at WDHS.“I would say we have amateur but entertaining dancing.”The show features songs from the 1920s written by George and Ira Gershwin. Similar to the style of Mama Mia, the songs existed prior to the show, and the script was written around them.In the lead roles are Gavin Geerts as Jimmy Winter and McKenna Campbell as Billie Bendix.Dickson says the audience will be in for a twist when they see the show.“I think they’re going to hear some songs that are familiar to them, but the plot is a surprise, and there’s a plot twist at the end,” said Dickson.The original show was on Broadway in 2012 and was nominated for a few Tony awards.“It’s great to be able to make people laugh. The music and dancing are uplifting and very energetic,” said Dickson. “Everyone has been working hard to prepare for their roles.”Show dates are April 25, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee at 1:30 p.m. on April 27. Tickets are available at the door. read more

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Security Council asks Annan to start talks on tribunal for Hariri assassination

The creation of a tribunal to try those responsible for last year’s assassination of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and others took a step forward today as the Security Council unanimously voted to ask Secretary-General Kofi Annan to consult with the country’s Government on the matter – a move immediately welcomed by an official from Beirut.“My Government considers the unanimous vote on this resolution, coupled with Lebanese consensus on subject, as a clear indication of the international community’s strong commitment and determination to punish all those involved in this terrorist crime,” Boutros Assaker, acting Secretary-General of the Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigrants, told the Security Council.By following up on the investigation of Prime Minister Hariri and others, the tribunal will “deter criminals and will promote security and stability in Lebanon and throughout the region,” he observed.The resolution adopted today requests Mr. Annan to negotiate an agreement with the Lebanese Government “aimed at establishing a tribunal of an international character based on the highest international standards of criminal justice.”Mr. Assaker pledged that his Government “will spare no effort” to conclude negotiations on the matter as quickly as possible.The resolution, sponsored by the United Kingdom and the United States, also acknowledges that the adoption of a legal basis for the tribunal “would not prejudice the gradual phasing-in of its various components and would not predetermine the timing of the commencement of its operations, which will depend on the progress of the investigation.”Currently, the UN International Independent Investigation Commission (UNIIIC) is probing the Hariri assignation. It was created after an earlier UN mission deemed Lebanon’s own probe seriously flawed and Syria primarily responsible for the political tension preceding Mr. Hariri’s murder, and has already reported finding evidence pointing to both Lebanese and Syrian involvement in the 14 February 2005 bombing, which killed the Prime Minister and 22 others.In its resolution today, the Council asked Mr. Annan to report on his talks, including on “options for a funding mechanism appropriate to ensure the continued and effective functioning of the tribunal.”In a preliminary report to the Security Council released a week ago, the Secretary-General recommended that a mixed tribunal, with both Lebanese and international participation, would best serve justice.Among the issues that must be considered, he said, is whether or not all terrorist attacks in Lebanon since 1 October 2004 should fall into the jurisdiction of the tribunal, since the Council has raised the possibility that the UNIIIC could expand its scope. read more

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Serena Williams Named 25th Seed in PostPregnancy Wimbledon Return

FILE – In this Saturday, July 9, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S holds her trophy after winning the women’s singles final against Angelique Kerber of Germany on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Williams has been seeded 25th for the women’s singles tournament at Wimbledon, the All England Club announced Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The 36-year-old American, who has returned to competitive tennis following the birth of her daughter last September, is currently ranked 183rd. The All England Club usually follows the latest ranking list but can make a change if deemed “necessary to produce a balanced draw.” (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)Serena Williams was seeded No. 25 for her return to Wimbledon after having a baby, a decision by the All England Club announced Wednesday that elevates the tournament’s seven-time champion above her ranking of 183rd.While WTA rules allow women who miss time because of a pregnancy to enter events based on their pre-absence ranking, there is no guarantee of a seeding, a policy which has been the subject of much debate in recent months because of Williams’ status. The 36-year-old American gave birth to a daughter last September and was off the tour for more than a year.By moving Williams into the top 32, the All England Club afforded her “protection” from facing any other seeded player in either of the first two rounds — and, of course, allowed the other seeds to avoid facing her that early, too. Williams is a former No. 1 whose 23 major singles championships are a record for the professional era, which began in 1968. She missed Wimbledon in 2017, but won the title the last two times she was in the field, in 2015 and 2016.FILE – In this Tuesday, May 29, 2018 file photo, Serena Williams of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Krystina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Williams has been seeded 25th for the women’s singles tournament at Wimbledon, the All England Club announced Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The 36-year-old American, who has returned to competitive tennis following the birth of her daughter last September, is currently ranked 183rd. The All England Club usually follows the latest ranking list but can make a change if deemed “necessary to produce a balanced draw.” (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)Putting Williams at No. 25 now means that she could face someone seeded No. 1 through No. 8 in the third round.The draw for Wimbledon is Friday; play begins Monday.Wimbledon and other Grand Slam tournaments have leeway to stray from strictly following the WTA and ATP rankings when determining seedings. That’s why, for example, eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer’s success on grass courts was taken into account when the All England Club bumped him up a spot to No. 1 on Wednesday, while top-ranked Rafael Nadal is seeded No. 2.When Williams entered the French Open in May, her first Grand Slam action in 16 months, she was not seeded by the French tennis federation. She wound up beating the women ranked No. 11 and No. 17 en route to reaching the fourth round. But because of an injured pectoral muscle, Williams pulled out of Roland Garros before what would have been a showdown against five-time major champion Maria Sharapova.At 17 after her first Grand Slam title, the U.S. Open.The U.S. Tennis Association says it does intend to seed Williams for the U.S. Open, which begins in August. That is part of a new plan, first reported by The New York Times, to take into account if a pregnancy affected a player’s ranking.“Pregnancy will not be penalized,” USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said. “If Serena Williams enters the 2018 U.S. Open, the USTA will recognize her accomplishments, recognize her return to the workplace and will seed her, regardless of what her ranking is.”One effect of Williams’ being seeded at the All England Club: The 32nd-ranked Dominika Cibulkova, a two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist and the 2014 Australian Open runner-up, will not benefit from a seeding and could play anyone in the field in the first round.“I don’t think it’s the right thing to do,” Cibulkova told British broadcaster BBC ahead of Wednesday’s seeding announcement. “I think it’s just not fair.”No unseeded woman has won the Wimbledon singles championship. Only two unseeded men have raised the trophy at the All England Club: Boris Becker in 1985, and Goran Ivanisevic in 2001.Aside from the All England Club’s placing of Williams, the women’s seedings align with the rankings. So French Open champion Simona Halep is No. 1, Australian Open Caroline Wozniacki is No. 2, reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza is No. 3, and U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens is No. 4.Sharapova is seeded 24th.In the men’s draw, after Federer and Nadal, 2017 runner-up Marin Cilic is No. 3, followed by Alexander Zverev and Juan Martin del Potro. read more

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TT man shot dead near home

Ashton Torres(Trinidad Guardian) An Arima man was gunned down moments after leaving his home yesterday.Ashton Torres, 32, was shot and killed in a car around 8.30 am.His mother, 55-year-old Joseann Raymond, heard the shots that would claim the life of her son.She came out of her home to find onlookers surrounding him.She told police that he had left his Manhattan Drive home to run some errands.She saw him enter a silver car outside the house.Moments later she heard gunshots. Torres was found bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest.He was taken to the Arima Health Facility for emergency treatment but died shortly before 9.30 am.Police had no confirmed motive for Torres’ murder.While Torres had no criminal charges, he had been shot in his legs in Wallerfield last March, police said.His murder took place just over two hours after Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith lauded the success of a two-day operation conducted by his officers as a part of Operation Strike Back.The Commissioner had also commented the reduced number of homicides for the year so far, stating that there had been a 70 per cent reduction in murders in comparison to last year’s figures.Last year, 26 murders had been recorded in the first 12 days of the year. Torres was the 12th recorded murder for the year. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedT&T man killed by cops shot seven timesFebruary 21, 2017In “latest news”T&T mom, 44, killed, daughter critical after gunman storms Manzanilla barDecember 11, 2017In “latest news”T&T man killed execution-styleSeptember 21, 2016In “Crime” read more

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OVI Cartes lapplication GPS gratuite de Nokia rencontre un franc succès

first_imgOVI Cartes : l’application GPS gratuite de Nokia rencontre un franc succès Finlande – L’application OVI Cartes, lancée gratuitement par Nokia, est un franc succès. Le logiciel de navigation a été téléchargé 1,4 million de fois en deux semaines.Nokia a vu juste. Le fait de rendre gratuit le téléchargement de son logiciel de navigation OVI Cartes a permis à celui-ci de se répandre sur les smartphones. En deux semaines, il a été téléchargé 1,4 million de fois. “Nous avons en moyenne un téléchargement par seconde, 24h sur 24, déclare Anssi Vanjoki, vice-président chez Nokia. Quand nous avons fait cette annonce de navigation piétonne et routière gratuite, nous savions que nous allions changer la donne. Le nombre de personnes qui maintenant utilisent leur Nokia pour la navigation, et qui en plus cherchent à utiliser des solutions utilisant la géolocalisation, grossit même plus vite que nos prévisions.” L’objectif de Nokia était de rendre l’offre de Maps navigation de Google moins intéressante grâce à une disponibilité dans 74 pays. Ce succès pourrait attirer les développeurs qui devront payer pour installer leurs applications dans OVI Cartes. La Chine, l’Italie, le Royaume-Uni, l’Espagne et l’Allemagne ont particulièrement participé à ce succès.Le 4 février 2010 à 15:50 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Apples patent application could bring Touch ID or Face ID to the

first_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Apple • Comment Apple: Get all your Apple news right here.Auto Tech: Interested in unique vehicle tech? This link’s for you. 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Tags Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 See All Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuecenter_img More From Roadshow 17 Photos 1 Apple Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Share your voice Auto Tech Car Industry reading • Apple’s patent application could bring Touch ID or Face ID to the car Our favorite car tech and luxury features of 2018 While keys and key fobs offer some degree of security against vehicle theft, those parts themselves are also susceptible to theft. One of Apple’s newly published patent applications is aiming to add a few more layers of security, using a mobile device as a conduit.Apple’s patent application for a “System and method for vehicle authorization” was recently published online. The application, which was initially filed back in 2017, seeks to use mobile devices, and even biometric authentication, to add extra layers of security for a vehicle. As the patent application notes, “A vehicle with a key or a key fob provides rudimentary security and would benefit from many improvements.”The system’s workings are complex, but they wouldn’t appear so to the user. As the owner approaching a vehicle, that vehicle would send a signal to the mobile device, which would then communicate its approach back to the vehicle. The vehicle might request biometric authentication, which could be done on the mobile device, granting access to the car. Enlarge ImagePatent drawings aren’t usually of use to anyone but engineers and patent clerks, and Apple’s are no exception to that rule. USPTO It could go even further, using that biometric information to tell which registered user is approaching the vehicle. The car could then tailor various settings — seat position, radio favorites, things of that ilk — to the specific user. This bit isn’t entirely new, as seat and climate settings have been tied to individual key fobs in the past, but it adds a few extra layers of security on top. The application also mentions geofenced areas like gas stations. If the vehicle determined it was within a gas station’s geofence, for example, it could display a payment prompt on the user’s mobile device, sidestepping the payment process outside the vehicle. This isn’t new, either — GM’s Marketplace, which is already on new cars’ infotainment systems, allows for mobile payments to avoid card skimmers and other issues that could arise with card readers in public places.Adding biometric authentication to the car sounds right up Apple’s alley. Touch ID allowed for an extra layer of security when opening a phone or confirming a payment, and the newer Face ID tech does the same, albeit using a person’s face instead of their fingerprint. While it may be years away, or never see the light of day whatsoever, it’s still an interesting integration of Apple’s strengths with a market into which Apple is slowly wading.last_img read more

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AK Gracias Choir Christmas in October

first_imgThat’s a traditional South of the border tune, but don’t be surprised that the singers are not Mexican. They’re actually Korean.The Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata will occur in Anchorage Oct. 4 and 5. (Photo courtesy of Gracias Choir)The Gracias Choir originated in South Korea and is affiliated with the International Youth Foundation, a Christian based, but non-denominational non profit that works with youth around the world. It is a lavish stage production, with acts centered on the traditional story of Jesus’ birth. The program presents simple solos of well known Christmas songs, too, along with thundering renditions of Handel’s best known work.According to their site, “The Gracias Christmas Cantata is a show-stopping musical experience that has amazed audiences all across America since 2011. From LA to NYC and everywhere in between.” (Photo courtesy of Gracias Choir)There are 120 people in the orchestra and choir, and every one of them is a volunteer. The tour and stage production are fully funded through donations.The whole choir joins in the special Christmas concert. Choir member Gyunsoo Park said “everyone puts their whole heart into it to come up with ideas for the show”Julie Pak said the choir sends a powerful message to young people.“This choir didn’t start off professionally,” Pak said. “They started in a small room with 9 people. They wanted to bring joy to people’s hearts through this music. And they had the one dream that they could be one day the world’s best choir. They are the world’s best choir.”She said going toward a dream with determination can fulfill that dream.The Gracias Choir Christmas Cantata show plays October 4 and 5 at Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage. The show is free, but get there early, as it is first come first serve. “As volunteers of this organization, we go to Mexico to teach English camps,” Pak said. “I myself have been to Mexico five times, to teach English, and this year will be my sixth time on winter break to do these camps.”Julie said her link to IYF is through an Anchorage church.So the Mexico-Korea connection resulted in the choir’s name Gracias, which means “Thank you” in Spanish.“They are called the Gracias Choir because they sing out of their hearts because they want to bring joy to other people,” Pak said.Volunteers, like Pak, have been passing out free tickets, and brochures to advertise the upcoming Anchorage performance. The October show is all about the Christmas seasoncenter_img The world’s best choir is planning a free concert in Anchorage Oct. 4 and 5. The Gracias Choir and Orchestra brings a bit of Christmas flavor to Alaska in October, and the family-friendly show depends on a network of enthusiastic volunteers to make it happen.Listen nowThe award winning Gracias Choir (Photo courtesy of Gracias Choir)Julie Pak has got her running shoes on. The UAA student is one of the volunteer organizers helping to produce the Gracias Choir show at Anchorage’s Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, and she dashed from a late class to publicize the event. Pak can’t help but blurt out that the choir took first place in last year’s choral competition in Germany“They have never won second place,” Pak said. “It’s always been first place prize. Last year, it was the biggest choral competition in Germany, and this was the most prestigious choir competition from all over the world. And the Gracias choir won the grant prize in Germany, out of all the choirs, and that is why we are able to say boldly, they are the world’s best choir.”Awards from Italy, Switzerland and South Korea are on the choir’s wall as well. When you think Gracias Choir.. think TV’s Glee with lush sets, brilliant costumes and unbounded youthful energy on an international scale.last_img read more

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Shocking Did Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes breakup because of this lady

first_imgFans of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 lead pair Parth Samthaan and Erica Fernandes – one of the hottest couples of the telly town – suffered a shock yesterday (Thursday, July 25), when news of their breakup made headlines. While fans must still be reeling over the news, the reason behind the alleged split has been revealed. Yes, according to a SpotboyE report, Parth’s closeness with a 26-year-old girl from Jaipur has resulted in their split. The girl named Priyanka Solanki has acted in TV show Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (2013).The report further said that Parth suddenly became too close to Priyanka and their friendship didn’t go down well with Erica, although she initially tried to brush it off. Erica Fernandes and Parth SamthaaninstagramNow, Parth and Erica, who until recently were head over heels in love with each other, maintain a professional relationship and talk to each other only related to work. Sad, isn’t it?It should be mentioned here that although Parth and Erica had never admitted to their relationship, their fondness for each other was evident, not just on social media but on the sets as well. It was said that the alleged lovebirds spent more time together, when not shooting for the show. They used to arrive together, have meals together and also leave the sets together. The breakup came as a shock to many also because Erica celebrated her birthday two months ago with Parth in Mussoorie. The two also shot for a travelogue there. The duo had also flooded their Instagram pages with pictures of their recent trip to Switzerland for the shoot of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2.last_img read more

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None of Oikya Front MPs to take oath

first_imgOikya Front leaders hold a meeting. Photo: Abdus SalamThe opposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front on Sunday decided that the seven members of parliament (MPs) elected from the BNP and Gano Forum will not take oath.The decision has cleared the confusion after Front leader and Gano Forum president Kamal Hossain on Saturday indicated that two Gano Forum MPs might take oath.With this decision, it has also been ascertained that there would be no representation from the opposition camp in the 11th parliament.General Ershad’s Jatiya Party, which has been an ally of the ruling Awami League for the past one decade, has decided to act as official opposition party in parliament.Gano Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin Montu and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal president ASM Abdur Rab disclosed the decision of not joining parliament taken at a meeting of the Front in Motijheel in the city on Sunday.According to rules, if the newly elected MPs do not take oath of office, their seats will fall vacant within a certain period of time.On 31 December, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which won 5 seats, made it clear that the opposition members would not take oath since they rejected the results of 30 December general elections.Presided over by the Front leader, Kamal Hossain, Sunday’s meeting was also attended by the BNP secretary general, Gano Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury, Krishak Sramik Janata League chief Abdul Kader Siddiqui, Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna and Oikya Front leader Zafarullah Chowdhury.last_img read more

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Uplifting Minds II

first_imgBaltimore living legend, syndicated entertainment columnist (The Afro, The Baltimore Times), singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Rosa Pryor-Trusty will serve on the judges’ panel, 1 to 5 p.m., April 19, for the Baltimore “Uplifting Minds II” (ULMII) national talent competition. ULMII is to be held at Security Square Mall in Baltimore. “ULMII” will arrive in Hollywood, California in June and October at the Celebrity Centre where – just as with the April 19 Baltimore event– it will offer an entertainment industry seminar panel (1 – 3pm) and national talent competition showcase (3 – 5pm). One winner in three categories – vocal, songwriting and dance – will win the ULMII Award.Rosa is known as “Rambling Rose,” a name given to her by Nat “King” Cole when she was touring with him as a singer. She will join local entertainment business mogul Paul Gardner II (www.TheGardnerLawGroup.com); New Jersey vocal coach Nadiyah Kareem (Superstar Entertainment); Baltimore make-up artist/stylist Jenneane Collins (Rebellious Beauty), Baltimore talent manager Burt Wheeler (Wheeler Enterprises), and Los Angeles based talent manager Cordell Capone (Natalie Nunn, “Bad Girls Club”). Rosa is founder and CEO of the Rosa Pryor Scholarship Fund which financially supports the tuition and fees of young artists ages 5 – 17 since 1991. She is also a local booking agent and talent manager. As a booking agent she provides talent for local clubs, casinos and hotels.The competition will be hosted by comedian/actress Doresa Harvey, the Mid-Day Diva at Heaven 600 radio. ULMII’s entertainment business panel will discuss the business of entertainment, public relations strategies, and branding. To pre-register for the seminar panel or to inquire about talent slots in the national talent competition log onto the event’s website www.UpliftingMinds2.com.last_img read more

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Ladysmith welcomes its Christmas babies into the world

first_imgToday, being Christmas, is a day of celebration and happiness between family and friends.For some, Christmas means the end of the long wait to open up their Christmas presents and “see what they got”.For some lucky mothers and fathers in Ladysmith, they were blessed with newborn babies today.What a great present and a miracle on Christmas Day! So far, 5 babies have been born today, with the first being a baby boy named Ayabonga who was born at 12.25am – just 25 minutes into Christmas Day!Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Vladimir Maric

first_imgIt is my pleasure to be here in TTF New Delhi. One of my priorities here is to promote Serbia as a travel destination inbound Indian tourist. I understand that OTM Mumbai is even a bigger show, so I am hoping next year we will be participating in OTM Mumbai and in TTF New Delhi as well.last_img

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The second is a gala,Brajesh Mishra had clocked considerable progress in Sino-India ties and had been hopeful of reaching positive results. Getty Images Abbasi, including four other officials – additional or deputy CEO. read more

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