first_imgAdvertisement Also on the cast are Jonny Beauchamp and Julia Chan. Jonny will play Jorge/Ginger Lopez, a drag performer with Broadway aspirations, while Julia plays Pepper Smith, an It girl influencer.There is not yet a premiere date for Katy Keene, but we’ll definitely be tuning in. Former Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale will lead the cast of a planned Riverdale spinoff.The actress will return as the title character Katy Keene in Katy Keene from Riverdale.Written by Riverdale creator/executive producer Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, the new show follows the lives of four iconic Archie Comics characters, including fashionista Keene and Josie & the Pussycats leader Josie McCoy, played by Ashleigh Murray, as they chase their dreams in New York City. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Lucy Hale Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Facebook Twitter Login/Register With:last_img read more

DuVernay LL Cool J to receive Harvard WEB Du Bois medals

first_imgCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – “Selma” director Ava DuVernay and rapper LL Cool J are among the recipients of Harvard University’s 2017 W.E.B. Du Bois medals honouring those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture.The school announced Monday that they will be honoured at the fifth-annual Hutchins Center Honors on Oct. 4 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Other medallists this year include Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, artist Kara Walker, Microsoft Chairman John Thompson and Ford Foundation President Darren Walker.The awards are presented by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.Last year’s honorees included actress Pam Grier.W.E.B. Du Bois was a civil rights activist, historian and sociologist who died in 1963.last_img read more

UNbacked conference adopts declaration on noncommunicable diseases

In the Moscow Declaration, delegates to the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control, held in the Russian capital, stressed that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – mainly heart conditions, diabetes, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases – are the leading causes of preventable morbidity and disability.The diseases currently cause more than 60 per cent of global deaths, 80 per cent of which occur in developing countries, the delegates to the conference, organized by the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and Russian Government, pointed out. It is projected that the diseases will to 75 per cent of worldwide deaths by 2030, they added.“Many countries are now facing extraordinary challenges from the double burden of disease: communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases,” the ministers said in their declaration.“This requires adapting health systems and health policies, and a shift from disease-centred to people-centred approaches and population health measures. Vertical initiatives are insufficient to meet complex population needs, so integrated solutions that engage a range of disciplines and sectors are needed. Strengthening health systems in this way results in improved capacity to respond to a range of diseases and conditions.”The Moscow Declaration stresses that evidence-based and cost-effective interventions exist to prevent and control NCDs at global, regional, national and local levels, giving the example of measures to control tobacco use, reduce salt intake and reduce the harmful use of alcohol.Particular attention should be paid to the promotion of healthy diets, including low consumption of saturated fats, trans-fats, salt and sugar, high consumption of fruits and vegetables, and physical activity in all aspects of daily living, according to the declaration.Effective NCD prevention and control requires the active and informed participation and leadership of individuals, families and communities, civil society organizations, the private sector, employers, health care providers and the international community, it adds.The declaration also calls for the implementation of effective policies for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases at national and global levels, including those relevant to achieving the goals of the 2008-2013 Action Plan for the Global Strategy for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, the WHO Global Strategy to Reduce the Harmful Use of Alcohol, and the Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.At the international level, the declaration calls upon WHO and all other relevant UN system agencies and other key international organizations to work together in a coordinated manner to address NCDs.It calls for the consideration of possible means to facilitate the access of low- and middle income countries to affordable, safe, effective and high quality medicines for the treatment and control of NCDs, based on needs and resource assessments.“With a view to securing an ambitious and sustainable outcome, we commit to actively engaging with all relevant sectors of government, on the basis of this Moscow Declaration, in the preparation of and the follow-up to the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs in September 2011 in New York.” 29 April 2011Health ministers from around the world meeting under the auspices of the United Nations today adopted measures to strengthen the fight against the non-communicable diseases, including the promotion of healthy lifestyles and encouraging a multi-sectoral approach to prevention and treatment of the illnesses. read more

AsiaPacific nations seek faster response against HIV at UN gathering

6 February 2012Although the Asia-Pacific region has witnessed widespread gains in combating the spread of HIV, experts at a United Nations meeting were told today that the epidemic is still outpacing the region’s efforts against new infections. The three-day conference, which opened today at the Bangkok headquarters of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), will mark the first-time government leaders, senior officials, civil society representatives and people living with HIV from 34 Asia-Pacific countries meet in a single forum to tackle the ongoing epidemic in the region. “The Asia-Pacific region has seen impressive gains in addressing HIV,” said ESCAP Executive Secretary Noeleen Heyzer in her address to the gathering, “but the epidemic is still outpacing the response,” she warned. Over the past decade, the Asia-Pacific saw a 20 per cent drop in HIV infection rates and over one million people in the region obtained access to life-saving antiretroviral treatment. The incidence of HIV among children below the age of 15 also declined. However, while new infections in high HIV-prevalence countries such as India and Thailand tapered off between 2001 and 2009, infections in low HIV-prevalence countries such as Bangladesh and the Philippines increased by 25 per cent over the same period. “To move us closer towards the vision of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths, we must ensure sustainable and high-impact responses by explicitly and meaningfully addressing HIV within the broader inclusive development agenda of the Asia-Pacific region,” Dr. Heyzer added. In Asia, HIV is largely spread through unsafe drug use, sex work and among men who have sex with men (MSM) – the latter comprising a major source of new infections in urban areas. Without significant investment and scaling up of MSM programmes, the conference was told, the MSM demographic is projected to account for roughly half of new HIV infections in Asia by 2020. In addition, an estimated 90 per cent of Asia-Pacific countries have punitive laws, policies or practices that block access to services for people at risk of and living with HIV/AIDS. Stigma and discrimination are also widespread among the infected, contributing to loss of jobs and diminished access to health care. “For the first time in history we have the possibility to end AIDS and Asia-Pacific nations have shown we can lead the world in reducing infections, increasing treatment and making an impact,” said Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, President of Fiji. “But we cannot ignore the challenges our region faces and how these can jeopardize our ability to progress,” he noted. read more

UN force holds talks with Israeli and Lebanese officials to reduce border

The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon today met with senior officials from the Lebanese and Israeli militaries as part of ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and boost security along the countries’ border.Major-General Paola Serra, the Force Commander of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), held talks with representatives of both the Lebanese Armed Forces and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) at the UN Position at Ras Al Naqoura crossing.The meeting focused on discussing additional security measures along the Blue Line in the general area near the town of Kafr Kila, with the aim of minimizing the chance of sporadic tensions or misunderstandings, according to a press statement from UNIFIL.Major-General Serra, who described the discussions as “very constructive,” said both sides were clearly interested in strengthening security in the area.“The IDF presented their plan to construct a wall to replace the existing Israeli technical fence. The wall will be on the line where the technical fence is at present,” the statement noted.“UNIFIL achieved full understanding both with LAF as well as with IDF on the scope and technical details of the works that are to be carried out. UNIFIL’s primary endeavour will be now to enable necessary security during the works and to ensure that there is no violation of the Blue Line in the process.” 23 February 2012The head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon today met with senior officials from the Lebanese and Israeli militaries as part of ongoing efforts to reduce tensions and boost security along the countries’ border. read more

Statement of Intent for new graduate diploma

The Jack and Nora Walker Centre for Lifespan Development Research has submitted a Statement of Intent that it wishes to introduce a new graduate diploma in clinical psychology and counselling.As part of the approval process, the statement is being made available for the information of the University community to allow the opportunity for comment prior to moving to the next step of the internal quality assurance process.Please view the Statement of Intent online. The posting will remain in place for 21 days, until 4:30 p.m. on May 22, 2013.Comments on the above proposal must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. May 22, 2013 via the links provided below. In submitting your response, please include the new diploma title in the subject line.Please send comments to: and Drew Dane, Chair, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology and Counselling Committee. read more

SSAS profile Sarah Holmes

Sarah Holmes believes that small changes to daily habits can have a large impact on environmental sustainability.“It doesn’t take much to become more conscious about using less water, turning off lights, and taking public transit,” she says. “The more we do to set a good example, the better off we will be.”Holmes is one of nine students who began master’s studies this fall in Brock’s new Sustainability Science and Society graduate program. She graduated from Brock in 2011 with an honours BA in Geography and then completed a post-graduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems – Geospatial Management, from Niagara College in 2012.She’s thrilled to be back at Brock as part of the new interdisciplinary program and to have an opportunity to work with her supervisor, Prof. Marilyne Jollineau.“I’ve had a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary studies because as a geographer, I look through many lenses to see the earth and society,” says Holmes. “These lenses are not only environmental but socio-cultural, economical and historical.”Renewable energy, carbon footprints and water quality are a few of the areas that she’s considering as topics for her major research paper. She’s looking forward to matching her research interest with a one-term co-op placement as part of her degree requirements.“You always want to better the environment that you live in,” she says.Holmes recently shared her thoughts about actions that everyone can take to lead more environmentally sustainable lifestyles:What does it mean to live a more sustainable life?“In order to achieve sustainable living a balance must be reached between the earth and consumption of resources. For example: energy conservation such as renewables; transportation design such as transit oriented development; and green architecture such as green roofs can be cost effective at a lower impact to the environment.”What action, small or large, can people take to become more sustainable?“Actions such as recycling, ethical consumerism, and being a part of community environmental programs are all things that can be done to become more sustainable.”What actions do you do to live a more sustainable lifestyle?“Personally, I take public transportation, I’m an adamant recycler and energy conserver and I research sustainable practices as well as stay up to date with green technologies.”What is your best tip for someone trying to live a more sustainable life?“My first tip would be for someone to research sustainable living to become more aware of the various aspects of their personal lives in which they can improve. Look within their own life, from shopping habits to driving and alternative modes of transportation to product and energy consumption. Many small changes on a personal level can have a great impact.”*****Related: New graduate program aims to facilitate transition towards sustainability read more

Urban Meyer on Ohio State vs Michigan Its not just another game

OSU coach Urban Meyer and Michigan coach Brady Hoke talk with their teams before a game between the teams Nov. 24, 2012, at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 26-21.Credit: Lantern file photoThe message from Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer was clear: The Buckeyes game this weekend against archrival Michigan holds more weight than any other.“It’s not just another game. It’s not,” Meyer said Monday during his weekly press conference.The Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0) look to complete their second straight undefeated regular season Saturday when they pay a visit to Ann Arbor, Mich., to take on the Wolverines (7-4, 3-4) at 12 p.m.Meyer said he didn’t realize how big of a game the yearly contest with Michigan is until he was named a graduate assistant at OSU in 1986, but did learn early on how much the rivalry meant.“I grew up in the ‘Ten Year War,’ and I learned to dislike Michigan at a very young age,” Meyer said. “But, no, you never really truly appreciate it until you’re behind the walls here and find out how serious it is.”After muttering the word “Michigan” and being told by a reporter he had done so, Meyer, perplexed, excused himself quickly.“Did I really?” Meyer asked. “Wow. I apologize.”The “Ten Year War” was a decade of games between OSU and Michigan between 1969-78, where legendary coaches Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler stood toe to toe in 10 games largely considered the best of the rivalry.“That rivalry’s been stimulated a long time ago, and we need to carry it on and make it stronger,” Meyer said.With such a great rivalry comes great memories, and for Meyer there is no exception.“I was driving to work on a Monday morning, I was a 21-year-old graduate assistant, and I look up on those twin towers by the stadium, and it says ‘Muck Fichigan’ in sheets hanging off,” Meyer said. “I said ‘That is really cool right there.’ And then they switched the ‘M’ and the ‘F’ and someone made them take it down.”Michigan coach Brady Hoke has seen his team struggle lately, losing three out of its last four games including a 24-21 decision at Iowa last week. The rivalry with OSU puts that on the back burner though.“It’s just such a great rivalry that we’re very fortunate to be able to play in, to be able to coach in,” Hoke said during a Monday press conference. “It’s the game that’s talked about, and it’s going to be a lot of fun on Saturday to play football.”Pulling the upset at home would put an end to OSU’s perfect season. It would also hurt the Buckeyes’ chances at a national title as they find themselves ranked third in the BCS, but Hoke said that’s something that isn’t discussed.“We don’t talk about that. We talk about ourselves. We focus on what we have to do. We’ve never, ever mentioned it and I won’t,” Hoke said. “That’s not what it’s about. It’s about us playing our best football for our seniors, and in the greatest rivalry in sport, that’s what it is.”It would appear that Meyer’s players understand the gravity of the final game of the regular season as well, many of whom still have a bad taste in their mouths from falling to the Wolverines 40-34 at Michigan Stadium in 2011. OSU is 23-1 since that game, though.“It’s a good feeling to know that we’re going back there and we got some momentum behind us,” junior defensive lineman Michael Bennett said Monday. “It’s a hard place to play … but it’ll be a fun game to get a W at their place.”The Buckeyes clinched the Big Ten Leaders Division Title against Indiana last Saturday, earning a spot in the conference title game against No. 11 Michigan State Dec. 7. Don’t expect them to be looking past Michigan with the date with the Spartans on the horizon, though.“We’re focused on this week like we are every year, regardless of our record or their record. It doesn’t matter,” Bennett said. “Whatever’s after this, it doesn’t matter. You have to win this game.”Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier agreed.“At the end of the year, it’s always to make sure you beat them guys. And that’s the main focus right now, to beat The Team Up North,” Shazier said Monday. “We’re not even focused on what’s ahead right now.”The Buckeyes currently rank top in the Big Ten scoring an average 48.7 points per game, amassing a total of 221 over their past four contests. Redshirt-senior center Corey Linsley said all the high praise the offense is receiving goes out the window when it’s Michigan week.“We got to beat them. We’re going to put as many points as we need to beat them,” Linsley said Monday. “Defense is going to keep them to as little points as they can and I mean, it’s all about winning The Game this week.”The Game brings an added intensity to both the Woody Hayes Athletic Center and to Meyer, Shazier said.“You can just tell that when you walk into the hallways all you hear is ‘it’s time for war,’” Shazier said. “When we go through drills and everything, you can just look, just see the look in (Meyer’s) eyes. Just the rage that he wants to so win (this game) so bad.”The rage of their coach allows the rest of the players to stay focused on the only thing that matters: the game at hand.“It’s a one game season for us right now. All we’re worried about is the one in front of us. It’s The Game and that’s all we’re focused on right now,” redshirt-senior offensive lineman Jack Mewhort said. “We’ll handle the other stuff when we get there, but for right now, like I said, there’s only one that matters.” read more

SC Magdeburg book last ticket for DHB Cup Final4 2018

← Previous Story BREAKING NEWS from Skopje: Welcome to SEHA GAZPROM Final4 2018! Next Story → “War for March 24” between EHF and DKB Bundesliga SC Magdeburg booked the last ticket for the Rewe DHB Cup Final 2018 in Hamburg by beating Fuchse Berlin in capital – 30:29 (17:16). The legendary team from the East will meet reigning German champions Rhein Neckar Lowen in the semi-final of the event which will take place on May 5 and 6.The hero of the night was SC Magdeburg’s captain, Robert Weber, who scored amazing 14 goals to beat one of the strongest team in the league.TSV Hannover Burgdorf and HSG Wetzlar will play in the second semi-final.DU RIETZ IS BACK: Rhein Neckar Lowen qualify for DHB Cup Final4PHOTO: SC Magdeburg Facebook DHB Cup Final4German handballhandballSC Magdeburg read more

Dublins packed Luas carried almost 42 million passengers last year

first_img Short URL Share3 Tweet Email By Rónán Duffy Dublin’s packed Luas carried almost 42 million passengers last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland says more trams have been ordered. Thursday 12 Sep 2019, 6:15 AM 15,325 Views Thu 6:16 AM Much of the increase has been down to the introduction of Luas Cross City. center_img Image: Leah Farrell/ 35 Comments PASSENGER JOURNEYS ON the Luas surpassed 41 million in 2018, an 11% jump on the previous year, according to a new report due out next week.The latest annual report from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) shows the extent of passenger growth on Dublin’s light rail system following the opening of Luas Cross City.Commencing in December 2017, Luas Cross City extended the Luas Green Line from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge, effectively linking it with the Red Line.The report shows that passenger traffic on the Green Line jumped by 25% last year compared to the previous year, with 20 million journeys on the route.The two lines combined carried 41.8 million people in 2018, an increase of 11% on the 37.6 million journeys in 2017.Luas Cross City involved a 5.6 km extension of the Luas Green Line and track being laid in some of the busiest parts of Dublin city centre, such as at College Green and along O’Connell Street.The opening of the extended service caused some initial ‘teething problems‘ but one of the main issues has been overcrowding on the line. In its new report, TII has outlined that eight additional trams are being ordered to cater for demand.Transport Minister Shane Ross has briefed the Cabinet on the latest annual report TII report which also looks at the major road and rail projects carried out in 2018 including the M11 motorway from Gorey to Enniscorthy which opened in July. Much of the increase has been down to the introduction of Luas Cross City. Image: Leah Farrell/ Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Bioéthique les propositions du rapport Leonetti

first_imgBioéthique : les propositions du rapport Leonetti France – Les propositions du rapporteur de la mission parlementaire sur la révision des lois de bioéthique, Jean Leonetti, seront soumises ce mardi au vote des membres de la mission présidée par Alain Claey. Elles ne prônent pas d’importants chamboulements législatifs mais apportent tout de même plusieurs modifications.L’AFP dévoile certaines pistes du rapport Leonetti qui sera soumis au vote des députés membres de la mission en fin d’après-midi.Pour commencer, le rapporteur souhaite le maintient de l’interdiction des mères porteuses, estimant que la gestation pour le compte d’autrui abat “tous les piliers de l’éthique médicale” et entraîne “le risque de marchandisation”.Jean Leonetti propose par ailleurs de “maintenir le principe de l’interdiction” des recherches sur l’embryon et les cellules souches embryonnaires, mais “d’autoriser les recherches à titre dérogatoire, sans encadrer cette dérogation par des délais”. Jusqu’ici, les recherches accordées à titre dérogatoire par l’Agence de la biomédecine, ne l’étaient que pour une durée de cinq ans.Concernant l’insémination post mortem, Jean Leonetti propose de maintenir son interdiction mais l’implantation d’un embryon conçu dans le cadre d’une fécondation in vitro (FIV) pourrait être autorisée “à titre exceptionnel, lorsque le projet parental a été engagé mais a été interrompu par le décès du conjoint”.À lire aussiTrisomie 21 ou syndrome de Down : symptômes, causes, définition, de quoi s’agit-il ?Le rapporteur évoque également la possibilité d’assouplir les conditions d’accès à l’assistance médicale à la procréation (AMP) tout en inscrivant dans la loi que la finalité de ce recours est d’ordre médical. Si une partie des membres de la mission s’est dite favorable à l’accès des femmes célibataires infertiles à l’AMP, le rapport Leonetti maintient la condition selon laquelle le couple doit être formé d’un homme et d’une femme.Comme le Conseil consultatif national d’éthique, le rapport propose d’adjoindre le dépistage de la trisomie 21 dans le diagnostic préimplantatoire (DPI) réalisé dans le cadre des FIV afin d’éviter la transmission d’une maladie génétique grave. Le rapport Leonetti contient 95 propositions élaborées après plus de 100 auditions réalisées par la mission d’information. Elles ont pour but d’orienter le projet de révision de la loi de bioéthique qui doit être présenté au Parlement au printemps prochain.Le 19 janvier 2010 à 17:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Man missing from boat presumed drowned

first_imgA 25-year-old Battle Ground man who went missing Saturday night on the Columbia River is presumed drowned, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities are still looking for the missing man, Jay Jones, after his 16-foot Smoker Craft aluminum boat was found unoccupied Saturday evening in the Columbia River with the motor still running, according to the sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s Marine Patrol, assisted by the Columbia County (Ore.) Sheriff’s Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard, are concentrating their search efforts today to a one-half mile area of the Columbia River, from the mouth of the Lewis River at Austin Point to the northern end of Bachelor Island on the Washington state side of the Columbia River. “Search boats are scanning the river bottom using a high definition echo sounder and side scan sonar in attempt to locate Jones’ body,” according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. “The exact location where Jones separated from the small aluminum boat was not witnessed and is unknown, making the search area significantly large.”On Saturday Jones had reportedly been using the boat to shuttle people back and forth to Bachelor Island, in the Columbia River just west of Ridgefield. At about 5:30 p.m., at least one 911 caller reported seeing a person in the water, according to the sheriff’s office.last_img read more

Key West Police accept Running Man Challenge

first_imgKEY WEST, FLA. (WSVN) – Another South Florida police department accepted a viral dance challenge.Officers in Key West participated in the Running Man Challenge and documented their whole routine.It all started with the Miami Beach Police Department, who then called out other South Florida departments to take the challenge.Multiple agencies accepted, including the Miami Police Department, Miami Beach Fire Rescue and the Broward Sheriff’s Office.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

American Media Launches Production Unit

first_img With the enormous opportunity presented by creating original filmed programming today, AMI follows other companies down this road. Most notable of upcoming projects in this vein is an NBC drama in development which focuses on the lives of employees at Hearst’sCosmopolitan. “The chance to create new consumer experiences together with some of the world’s most admired brands is a tremendous opportunity. We’re very proud to embark on this exciting venture with our new partners,” said Land. Jupiter, founded in 1996 by Stephen Land and part-owned by European pay television operator Sky, produces non-scripted shows including Animal Planet’s “Wild West Alaska” and Investigation Discovery’s “Homicide Hunter.” American Media, Inc. has announced it’s joining forces with The Weinstein Company and Jupiter Entertainment for the development, creation, production and distribution of original television, film and digital initiatives. The projects will be based on AMI’s portfolio of brands. AMI chairman, president and CEO David J. Pecker said in a statement, “Partnering with the incredible teams at The Weinstein Company and Jupiter Entertainment underscores the trust and influence of our investigative reporting on Hollywood, celebrity, true crime and America’s unsolved mysteries. We are delighted to bring decades of AMI storytelling to life with innovative, fresh new programming.” The joint venture was conceived by Patrick Reardon, EVP of TWC’s television department, Dylan Howard, AMI’s VP and chief content officer, and Land, chief executive of Jupiter Entertainment. The three will also head the venture.center_img The newly created group aims to focus initially on unscripted programming, with a forthcoming reality project set to be announced soon. Also, in September, Mike Beck and Ian Orefice were promoted within Time Inc. to senior executive producers to oversee the expanding video operation at the company. AMI will seek to utilize its network of print and digital readers to reach as wide an audience as possible. Other companies have been beefing up their original programming lately. Condé Nast announced earlier this year that between 2015 and 2016, the company plans on producing over 2,500 new videos including two original virtual reality series for The Scene through a partnership with Jaunt Studios.last_img read more

Mahesh Babu wraps up Maharshi brings in Pawan Kalyans friend for his

first_imgMaharshiTwitterSuperstar Mahesh Babu has confirmed that he has wrapped up the shooting of Maharshi, which will hit the screens on May 9. He is said to be teaming with Pawan Kalyan’s friend Bandla Ganesh for his next film.Maharshi was initially scheduled for release on April 5, but it was postponed a couple of times due to the delay in its production. Mahesh Babu tweeted, “With this… It’s a wrap!!! See you in the cinemas on May 9th #Maharshi #MaharshionMay9th.”Director Vamshi Paidipally also tweeted, “#Maharshi.. IT’S A WRAP… A Journey that will be remembered and cherished for a long time..Thank You @urstrulyMahesh Sir for all the support & Trust.. Thank You @hegdepooja @allarinaresh @ThisIsDSP @KUMohanan1 & the whole Team.. Without You All nothing was possible..:) #SSMB25.” Screenshot of Mahesh Babu’s Instagram postMahesh Babu will now kick start the promotions of Maharshi. Vamshi Paidipally announced the launch date of its first duet. The director tweeted, “#EverestAnchuna… Enjoy The first duet of #Maharshi with our Superstar @urstrulyMahesh & @hegdepooja.. . The song Video Preview will be out Tomorrow at 04:05 p.m… A @ThisIsDSP Musical.. Lyrics by @ShreeLyricist.. Superbly shot by @KUMohanan1 & Choreographed by #RajuSundaram.”Weeks after its release, Mahesh Babu will begin the shooting for his 26th movie, which will be directed by Anil Ravipudi and the film is set to go on from June. The latest buzz is that Bandla Ganesh, who recently plunged into politics, is set to return to the film industry again. He will be seen in an entertaining role in this upcoming film.Bandla Ganesh began his career as a character artist in Vinodam in 1996 and established himself as one of the talented comedians of the Telugu film industry. He made his debut as a producer with Anjaneyulu in 2009 and Gabbar Singh, Baadshah, Govindudu Andarivadele and Temper are some of his best productions. The 2015 film Temper was his last production and he apparently stayed away from the industry.Bandla Ganesh has not only been a very good friend of power star Pawan Kalyan but has also maintained a good relationship with Mahesh Babu, as he has worked with him in Pokiri (2006) and Businessman (2012). Businessman was his last movie as a character artist and interestingly, Prince’s next movie will mark his comeback. All his fans are excited to see him on the big screen with the superstar.last_img read more

You Can Order an NES Classic From ThinkGeek Update Not Anymore

first_img [UPDATE: Well, they’re sold out. Took just over an hour. That was absurdly fast.]The NES Classic seems almost like a dream these days. It disappeared from shelves immediately, then disappeared again, then disappeared again, then Nintendo discontinued it. It doesn’t look like you can buy a new NES Classic anywhere without paying a huge markup. Well, until now. And also well, with a bundle-based markup. But ThinkGeek has you covered if you want to get your hands on your own NES Classic!Starting at 3:00 p.m. ET today, ThinkGeek will offer the NES Classic in Nintendo-themed bundles, with price tags ranging from $139.99 to $219.99. That’s pretty hefty considering the NES Classic itself had a suggested retail price of $60, but those days are long gone. At least now you can get the system and some other Nintendo gear to go with it of approximate value for what you pay, instead of spending two or three times the price of the system for only the system.AdChoices广告 Don’t Expect Any More Nintendo Classic ConsolesKonami Announces Live-Action Contra Film and TV Series The $139.99 bundle includes the NES Classic, a Mario Piranha Plant hand puppet, a 550-piece The Legend of Zelda jigsaw puzzle, and three canvas art pieces (Super Mario Bros., Metroid, and The Legend of Zelda box art). The $169.99 bundle is the first of two Mega Man sets. It includes the NES Classic, a scale Mega Man helmet replica, and an enameled pin set. There are two $149.99 bundles, the first of which includes the NES Classic, a 550-piece Super Mario Bros. jigsaw puzzle, a Mario question block lamp, and a hardcover copy of the Playing With Power book, a callback to the days of Nintendo Power and strategy guides. the other bundle has a Tetris lamp and Playing With Power along with the NES Classic.center_img Stay on target The $159.99 bundle is The Legend of Zelda-themed, with a Zelda travel mug, a Breath of the Wild backpack, and a Sheikah Slate sketchbook. The most expensive bundle is $219.99 and for dedicated Mega Man fans. It includes the NES Classic, plus a wearable Mega Man helmet, a wearable Protoman buster, and a Mega Buster mug.It sucks you can’t get the system for just $60 anymore, but that ceased to be the case more or less on day one. At least this way you get some cool stuff with it, and it isn’t just pure scalper’s markup.We’ll see how bad the SNES Classic launch goes. It’ll probably be just as much of a mess as the NES Classic, which sucks because the SNES is a better system and every single game included is fantastic. I lucked out and scored a Wal-Mart preorder thanks to insomnia and poor impulse control, and even with it I only put my odds at about 50/50 on whether I’ll actually get the system in October. And, sadly, there aren’t any tips for getting your own SNES Classic yet besides obsessively watching news sites and jumping on preorders as soon as you hear about them.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

When Groucho Marx Literally Danced on Hitlers Grave

first_imgJulius Henry “Groucho” Marx was known as a master of quick wit and is remembered as one of the greatest comedians of all time. Besides starring in 13 featured movies, his fame came from his solo radio and television show You Bet Your Life. He had a unique appearance, distinctive for his glasses, cigar and moustache and his quirky exaggerated stoop posture. Groucho MarxWhile we have many of his iconic moments on tape, both film and audio, there is one particular moment in his life that was not recorded but is nevertheless very curious and worth noting.In 1958 he was traveling through Europe with his friend and director of You Bet Your Life, Robert Dwan. They were on the road for six weeks and brought their daughters, Melinda Marx and Judith Dwan Hallet, as the opportunity was perfect for the young girls to see Europe and experience different cultures across the ocean.On the set of You Bet Your Life with daughter Melinda, 1953.During their trip one of the most important stops for Groucho was Germany, especially the small town of Dornum. This is where his maternal grandmother was born and where she lived before coming to the New World.Groucho’s mother Minnie was a big influence and support in his life, she even is to credit for launching his career. He wanted to visit the town graveyard and see where his family were buried, as his mother never got a chance to come back to her hometown.The only known photo of all five Marx brothers with their parents in New York City, 1915. From left: Groucho, Gummo, Minnie (mother), Zeppo, Frenchie (father), Chico, and Harpo.The trip was fun for the whole crew, and Groucho, as a true comedian would entertain the group by singing and stopping the car for the group to take funny photos.When they reached Dornum they first went into a local pub to relax and find a way to the town’s cemetery.Groucho was surprised that no one knew about him and his siblings.The Marx Brothers in 1931.Dornum was not a tourist place and people did not care much about American pop culture. Nevertheless, Groucho performed a couple of stunts and made people laugh, so he did not leave only with the directions to the graveyard, but also with a couple of new fans.However, upon reaching the cemetery the good and upbeat mood left the group. Groucho found out that the graves of Jewish people had been destroyed.Dornum. Photo by Wladyslaw Sojka CC BY-SA 3.0Groucho wanted at least to get the burial records of his Jewish ancestors, but even these were nowhere to be found. He was shocked and disappointed. Judy claimed that the singing and fun were gone, and Groucho’s mood had completely sunk.Niche of Groucho Marx at Eden Memorial Park. Photo by Arthur Dark CC BY-SA 4.0A couple of days later he abruptly declared to his chauffeur and the rest of the group that he wanted to go to East Berlin, to visit what was left of the bunker where Hitler took his own life.They all drove to Berlin in quiet and did not know what to expect.Current site of Hitler’s bunkerOnce the group arrived there they first had to overcome the feeling of shock as the place looked like the war ended yesterday, not more than a decade ago. The pile of ruins was left to stand as a reminder of the events of World War II.Groucho climbed on top of the almost 20-feet-tall pile of debris and remnants of Hitler’s bunker, the Führerbunker. He first paused for a little bit. After this moment of silence he started dancing the Charleston, a classic Golden Age dance step — without his signature smile on his face. The whole dance lasted for a minute or two and left the whole group feeling uncomfortable.Read another story from us: Hitler’s Nephew Fought Against Him During WWIIThe Telegraph reports Judy’s words: “Nobody applauded, nobody laughed.” When he was done with his ultimate act of defiance and condemnation he requested to leave Germany the next morning. Suddenly, the whole trip turned somber and the fun of it was lost.last_img read more

New Changes for eBay Users

first_imgMay 4, 2007 How Success Happens Listen Now Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read It seems that almost every time I write my column, there’s something new and exciting to talk about. This time, the changes are far more pedestrian, but they’ll affect everyone who does business on eBay. Both good and bad changes from the U.S. Postal Service go into effect on May 14, while eBay is adding some new options you’ll want to take advantage of.International Mailing ChangesUSPS is revamping its international services and raising prices. I’ll give you the good news first. Many online sellers rue the day they get an international order. The different levels of mailing are confusing, and customs forms vary depending on your packages. That’s all about to change.The categories for international mail will become the same as those used for domestic mail. USPS will offer the following: Global Express Guaranteed (the most expensive option), Express Mail International (formerly Global Express), Priority Mail International (eight to 10 day service) and First-Class Mail International. Customs forms and address labels will be combined for most mailings when postage is printed electronically.You can also now get discounts on international mailings when you print your own postage. Watch for discounts on the USPS website, PayPal postage printing and electronic postage sites like Here are examples of the savings:10 percent on Global Express Guaranteed8 percent on Express Mail International5 percent on Priority Mail InternationalAn international flat rate will also be an option. For Express Mail International you can use the same free packaging and flat-rate options you use for domestic Express Mail. The flat-rate envelope postage is $22 for Canada and Mexico and $25 for other countries. For Priority Mail International, you can also use the same packaging you use for domestic mailings. The Priority flat-rate envelope (with a 4-pound weight limit) will be $9 for Canada and Mexico and $11 for all other countries. There’s also a flat-rate box with a 20-pound weight limit that will cost $23 for Canada and Mexico and $37 for all other countries. Tracking will also finally be available on the Priority Mail International flat-rate boxes.If you’re shipping documents or lightweight merchandise up to 4 pounds, you can use the new First-Class Mail International rates at a great discount. The prices are based on weight, and you can basically send a 2-pound package anywhere in the world for $8.26 to $16.80.Domestic Mailing ChangesSadly, for those of us who use Priority Mail, the rates will go up. The flat-rate envelope goes from $4.05 to $4.60, and the Priority Mail flat-rate boxes will go up to $9.15. A 5-pound package in a non-flat-rate box will cost between $6.30 and $15.85 based on distance.First-class mail is also getting a rate increase, with letters going up to 41 cents. It’s still a bargain for eBay sellers to send items up to 13 ounces via first-class mail. USPS will now offer two levels of first-class mail. Letter-size envelopes begin at 41 cents an ounce, and large envelopes start at 80 cents. The rate for packages will be $1.13 for the first ounce. For each additional ounce on letters, flats and boxes, expect to pay 17 cents per ounce. Letters weighing more than 3.5 ounces will be charged the same rate as flats.The good news is that boxes from USPS and carrier pickup will remain free. For more information on all the USPS changes, go to eBay ChangeseBay has rarely made changes in its feedback system–the backbone of customer confidence on the site. I like to call the enhanced system Feedback 2.0. The new system can be seen on many of the international eBay sites. Go to, search for an item and then click on the feedback link next to the seller’s name to see how it works.The new system divides feedback into “feedback from a buyer,” “feedback from a seller” and “feedback left for others.” You’ll also see the addition of detailed seller ratings defined by one to five stars. Buyers can now rate sellers on various aspects, including item description, communication, shipping time, and shipping and handling charges.eBay is also now letting users link to video within auction descriptions. (You can’t embed the video; just link.) Write a line similar to: “See how great this item is in action. Watch a short demonstration by clicking this link.” When you upload your short video on YouTube, you receive a link that allows you to share your video. You can also link to other video sites available from Google, MySpace, Microsoft or AOL.This is an effective way to include your own infomercial on the item. Keep in mind, though, that this type of promotion is best for your stock or very special items. Also, many buyers won’t have time to view your video, so don’t neglect your item description and regular photos.Marsha Collier, a successful eBay PowerSeller, is’s “eBay” columnist as well as the author of the bestselling eBay references,eBay for Dummies andStarting an eBay Business for Dummies.last_img read more

Tension grips Honduras in disputed election

first_imgNo related posts. Learn About TableauTEGUCIGALPA — Political tension loomed over violence-torn Honduras on Monday as the conservative candidate insisted he won presidential elections while the leftist opposition cried fraud.The dispute between Juan Orlando Hernández, of the ruling right-wing National Party, and left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro brought new uncertainty to a country reeling from gang violence, poverty and the wounds of a 2009 coup.With 58 percent of the vote counted, Hernández led a field of eight candidates with 34.19 percent followed by Castro with 28.83 percent, according to the latest tally from the supreme electoral tribunal.The electoral authorities have yet to announce a winner but Hernández and Castro both declared victory after polls closed late Sunday.Hernández said the result was “not negotiable with anybody” and he named a transition team to succeed President Porfirio Lobo.But Castro’s husband, deposed former president Manuel Zelaya, said her camp “does not accept” the result after claiming that the election was stolen.“We will defend our triumph,” Zelaya told reporters at a hotel in Tegucigalpa while she remained out of sight as supporters chanted “We hear it, we feel it, Xiomara president!”“We will go to the streets if necessary to defend our rights,” said Zelaya, who was ousted by a right-wing alliance in a military-backed coup in 2009.International observers, including an 800-strong European Union delegation, did not report any incidents following Sunday’s voting. The U.S. ambassador, Lisa Kubiske, said the election had been transparent.Political conflict would add to the woes of a Central American nation plagued by the world’s highest murder rate, massive poverty and the divisions created by the coup.Hernández, the 45-year-old head of Congress, said the people had spoken at the ballot box.“The voice of the people is the voice of God,” he said, while recognizing that the election will bring two new parties to Congress, including Castro’s Libre movement.Hondurans also voted for 128 congressional seats and 298 mayors.But Zelaya insisted that his 54-year-old wife had won the election, which would break the right-wing’s century-old grip on power in Honduras.“The ballot boxes called for deep change in our country,” he said. “We don’t want any negotiations.”The conservative parties and military dictators have exchanged the presidency in Honduras since 1902.Zelaya was forced out of power by soldiers at gunpoint after his right-wing administration took a left turn toward the socialist government of Venezuela.The election’s winner will inherit a country of 8.5 million people with 71 percent of the population living in poverty and a soaring homicide rate of 20 murders per day.Castro, running to become the first female president of Honduras, wants to create a “community police” force to counter violence.Hernández favors an “iron fist” approach against the gangs, with 5,000 military police officers in the streets to confront the heavily-armed Mara 18 and Mara Salvatrucha.Gangs run whole neighborhoods, extorting businesses as large as factories and as small as tortilla stands, while drug cartels use Honduras as a transfer point for shipping illegal drugs, especially cocaine, from South America to the United States. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Costa Rica bans 737 Max 8 from its airspace

first_imgRelated posts:Costa Rica working with FAA to restore Category 1 rating ‘as soon as possible’ Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport American Airlines expanding service to Costa Rica Costa Rica ‘does not comply with International Civil Aviation Organization safety standards,’ FAA says Costa Rica has joined more than 40 countries in temporarily banning Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft, which was involved in two deadly crashes in less than six months, the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) announced Wednesday night. According to DGAC, neither the 737 Max 8 nor the 737 Max 9 are permitted to operate in Costa Rican airspace until further notice. “The General Director of Civil Aviation, Captain Guillermo Hoppe Pacheco, indicated that the decision is taken as a preventive measure, primarily for the safety of all passengers and crew, as a result of the recent accidents in which such aircraft were involved, whose causes are under investigation,” the statement from DGAC reads.“The protection of human life is a priority, and until the circumstances of the accidents in which those airplane models have been involved are clarified, the measure will be maintained.” Costa Rica’s decision came hours after the United States’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency order grounding the two 737 Max models in U.S. airspace. The FAA’s announcement put the United States in line with the majority of other countries in which the 737 Max 8 and Max 9 operate.Boeing said it “has determined […] to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 Max aircraft.”“We are supporting this proactive step out of an abundance of caution,” the airplane manufacturer said in a statement.Neither Avianca Costa Rica nor Volaris Costa Rica include 737-series airplanes in their fleets. However, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Aeromexico all operate the 737 Max 8 or Max 9 and fly to Costa Rica. The 737 Max series was developed by Boeing to succeed the 737 Next Generation (NG) series of the popular narrow-body aircraft. The first 737 Max-series airplane was delivered in May 2017. In October 2018, a 737 Max 8 operated by Lion Air crashed minutes after takeoff near Jakarta, Indonesia. On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 crashed minutes after takeoff near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Both accidents remain under investigation. This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5% Club. If only 5 percent of our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Commentslast_img read more