first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday directed the probe agencies under the central department of revenue to “come down heavily” on those who indulge in using black money and illegal inducements to vitiate the ongoing poll process.The EC also asked the CBDT to furnish to it a full report by Wednesday on the raids conducted by Income Tax Department on close aides of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath and others in four states on Sunday. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsUnion Revenue Secretary A B Pandey and CBDT chairman P C Mody Tuesday morning met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora and Election Commissioners Ashok Lavasa and Sushil Chandra, after the poll panel sought a meeting on a recent directive to the revenue department for a fair and impartial conduct of operations by agencies under its command, such as the I-T Department, ED and Customs and DRI. Official sources said the two officials briefed the EC on the intelligence inputs it is receiving during the election season and the mechanism to execute surprise checks and raids in case the inputs are “credible”. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe Delhi investigation wing received a similar input about “large-scale collection, possession and movement of unaccounted assets” from Madhya Pradesh to Delhi and hence the raids happened, the officials told the EC according to the sources. It is likely that the tax department will in the coming days slap criminal charges for possessing illegal foreign assets and benami properties against the accused based on the document found during the raids. As voluminous data, in the form of papers, diaries and hard drives, have been seized and are being processed, the CBDT was taking time to present a full report of the operation, they said. They added that the I-T Department has also grilled a few people and sending summons to a number of them to depose so that the probe can be taken forward.last_img read more

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-minute push to win support for her European Union divorce deal, with attention focused on wooing Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.The DUP’s 10 lawmakers are pivotal to May’s effort to overturn two overwhelming defeats in Parliament, because their support could influence hard-line members of May’s Conservative Party. Opposition has focused on the so-called backstop, designed to ensure there is no hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.But May suffered a setback Monday when former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson refused to support her deal.Johnson used his column in the Daily Telegraph to say that further changes are needed to the backstop, claiming it left the U.K. vulnerable to “an indefinite means of blackmail” by Brussels.The Associated Press read more

Up to 2003, the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, which has been negotiating how to implement the ruling, was funded entirely from extra-budgetary funds, he said in a letter to the Council president for August, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima of Japan. “During 2004-2005, the activities of the Commission were funded through the United Nations regular budget. Given the important tasks that remain at this crucial juncture in the work of the Commission, it is my intention to ask for additional resources from the regular budget for the Commission for 2006 to help advance the peaceful implementation of the ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ),” Mr. Annan said.The demarcation, expected to last approximately 96 weeks, had been delayed and placing pillars along the formerly disputed boundary would most likely begin in 2006, he said.The two presidents asked UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to set up the Mixed Commission after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in October 2002 that sovereignty rights over certain of the areas extending 1,600 kilometres from Lake Chad to the Bakassi Peninsula should go to Cameroon, while other areas should go to Nigeria. In its irrevocable judgement, the ICJ cited early 20th century agreements between the then colonial powers, the United Kingdom and Germany.Using a net allotment of just over $9 million from the UN regular budget for the 2004-2005 biennium, the Mixed Commission, meeting every two months until last October, was able to move the process smoothly and peacefully and maintain communication between the two countries, Mr. Annan said.Out of an estimated budget of $12 million for the demarcation of the land boundary, the Mixed Commission has been able to raise voluntary contributions of $8.15 million, with Cameroon and Nigeria contributing $3 million each, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland £1 million and the European Commission €400,000. read more

“Despite this setback, the international community cannot abandon the search for improvements in the difficult situation in Myanmar,” Mr. Annan said in a statement issued by his spokesman, just four days after he appealed directly to the head of State, Senior General Than Shwe, to release Ms. Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for 10 of the past 16 years. The authorities announced the extension a day after that. “He believes Myanmar’s leadership has missed a significant opportunity to confirm, through concrete actions, its expressed commitment to move toward true national reconciliation and all-inclusive democracy, as well as improved relations with the international community,” the statement added.It said Mr. Annan would continue not only to make every effort to secure the release of Ms. Suu Kyi and other political detainees, but also to urge the authorities to take other steps they discussed with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Ibrahim Gambari during his recent visit to the country.These include improved safety and access for humanitarian assistance, restraint in military operations that have affected civilians, and – ultimately – the possibility of internal dialogue that could lead to national reconciliation.Speaking to reporters himself today, Mr. Annan said the UN would continue to work with the Association of Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) and with Malaysia, which holds the Presidency of ASEAN and the Non Aligned Movement (NAM) “and we hope that other governments with influence will bring pressure to bear.” Last week Mr. Annan called Mr. Gambari’s visit, the first high-level contact in more than two years, a “welcome development.”“Obviously, lines of communication have now been opened with Yangon following Mr. Gambari’s visit and we hope to exploit those lines to move the process forward,” spokesman Stephane Dujarric said told reporters today. “From where we stand, we can’t give up and we have to keep trying.” read more

by Sandra Prusina Posted Aug 23, 2016 1:39 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email #ymm|Alberta|fort mcmurray|Joe Ceci|ymm fire The devastating Fort McMurray wildfire is expected to torch Alberta’s bottom line by about $500 million this year.Finance Minister Joe Ceci says he has had to revise the projected deficit upward in the first-quarter fiscal update to almost $11 billion from $10.4 billion.Ceci says the $500 million represents recovery costs and about $300 million in lost revenues because the disaster curtailed oil and forestry production in northern Alberta.The spring wildfire forced more than 80,000 people to flee for a month and destroyed more than 2,400 homes and buildings.Ceci says the fire, along with persistent low oil prices, will continue to depress Alberta’s fortunes this year, but things areexpected to improve in 2017. Fort McMurray wildfire adds $500M to Alberta’s projected deficit read more

Citing the Zimbabwe Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s recently concluded Rural Livelihood Assessment, WFP Spokesperson Herve Verhoosel, said that the situation was likely to last from now until September with a further deterioration into December that will widen the impact to more than 4.7 million people. Moreover, WFP said that the hunger period will peak at the height of the lean season, from January through March 2020, when 59 per cent of rural households, or over 5.5 million people, will be food insecure. “Given the scale and scope of the food insecurity in Zimbabwe”, Mr. Verhoosel said “WFP is planning to scale up to assist over two million people” by the peak of the lean season during early next year. Until then, teams will continue providing food assistance to the most vulnerable populations, while also helping communities to build resilience to climate change and future shock impacts. Over the next nine months, he said that WFP urgently requires $173 million to meet these needs. The Committee is a consortium of government, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations and other international organizations, and the Rural Livelihood Assessment provides key information for government and development partners on rural livelihood programming in southern African nation. WFP plays a key role in contributing financially and technically to the assessment. Cyclones, drought push Mozambicans deep into food insecurity And apart from the deadly cyclones that hit both Mozambique and Zimbabwe earlier in the year, Mozambique’s population has also suffered a rise in food insecurity, fueled by other extreme weather events, Mr. Verhoosel said. In January, tropical storm Desmond flooded the central provinces of Sofala, Tete and Zambézia. And in March, Cyclone Idai destroyed unharvested crops. Six weeks later, Cyclone Kenneth slammed the province of Cabo Delgado in the north. Since that time the area has been suffering through irregular rainfall patterns and cereal crops have been hit by pest infestations. Assistance aims to reach 1.2 million people – 900,000 of whom live in areas affected by Idai, 100,000 in areas affected by Kenneth and 250,000 people in areas affected by the drought. Mr. Verhoosel referenced a WFP report pointing out that “1.6 million people already face acute food crisis” in 63 districts. The most recent revision of the Integrated Classification of Food Security Phase, highlights the “difficult situation” the country of more than 29 million inhabitants faces, until its next harvest. While WFP had initially planned from July to October to help some 560,000 people each month in areas affected by cyclones and droughts, the rising need has sparked the agency to scale that number to 1.25 million beneficiaries per month. Based on current needs, including the response to drought and Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, WFP requires $102 million over the next six months to implement its recovery plan. To provide adequate and timely assistance, “resources must now be mobilized” in response to increased needs”, warned Mr. Verhoosel. read more

first_imgA solicitor appointed to represent an elderly stroke victim has been thrown off the case by a judge furious that he failed to take steps to let the woman see her beloved pet dog.Solicitor Alan Cryne was removed from the case after his firm showed a “brutal and insensitive” attitude to his elderly client’s wish to be reunited with her dog Bobby.District judge Ranj Matharu also raised serious questions over Mr Cryne’s handling of the woman’s finances, after it emerged that £7,000 had been withdrawn from her back account, leaving her with a zero balance, and that her credit card was now in the red.Mr Cryne, an experienced family law solicitor, was appointed by the court in September last year to represent the financial interests of the Rochdale pensioner, known only as Mrs P, after she was placed in a care home by her local authority following a second stroke.The solicitor had argued that he was “well placed” to manage her property, because she had been “a long standing client” and his firm, Manchester-based Temperley Taylor, held her will.Mr Cryne’s appointment as Mrs P’s deputy by the court gave him the power to investigate her income, limit withdrawals on her accounts and even freeze them altogether.At the same time staff at Rochdale Borough Council and the NHS North, Central and South Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups drew up a care plan for Mrs P, who was described as someone who, before her recent ill health, had enjoyed a good quality of life, liked to feel glamorous and loved her dog.The care plan specified that she was suffering from weight loss and needed a gluten-free diet and new, better fitting clothes, which could be paid for out of her own funds. The court heard that the care plan also emphasised that she should have some form of contact with her dog, who was “the only living being with whom she shares any love or devotion”. The court also heard that Mrs P’s face “lights up” when she sees other dogs.Indeed Mrs P’s social worker, Joanne Webster, told the court: “I would recommend that of single most importance in her life is her dog and having some form of contact with her dog in the future if possible.”But when Mrs P’s carers wrote to Mr Cryne on June 6, asking him to provide £500 along with other funds to buy food and clothing for her, and bring Bobby to her, he failed to respond.It took four weeks for Mr Cryne’s firm to eventually answer a request for information from the Official Solicitor about Mrs P’s finances.It was at this point that it emerged that these were now in a dire state.Elspeth Winny, a barrister who visited Mrs P, reported back to the court in July that the pensioner “has no money, the bank account is empty, the credit card is in the red, the only asset is her house, and unable to trace pension”.It also emerged that Bobby had by now been re-homed with a new owner.Responding to the request by Rochdale council and the CCG that he should be taken to visit Mrs P, Temperley Taylor wrote:“In such a case we would say that possession of Bobby has passed to his new owner. . . in the absence of any factual information about Bobby, his owner or the home’s policy on animals, it would seem irresponsible in the extreme to suggest that a dog visit a care home for elderly and frail people.”Judge Matharu said he found those comments “brutal and insensitive”.He stated: “The court is particularly troubled about how Mrs P and the things she needs are to be provided for. What is known is that her wishes and her feelings before her second stroke were very clear.“She enjoyed a good quality of life, she loved her dog, likes to feel glamorous. Now she is wearing ill-fitting clothes and financially unable to pay to have her feminine needs attended to, such as having her hair and nails done.”Judge Matharu also expressed grave concern over what had happened to Mrs P’s finances.“In around October 2015 the money in her NatWest account was around £7,000. Now there is a nil balance. That is all the court is told. ‘Troubling’ is the term that I would use and this is an understatement,” he wrote in his judgment, published last week.The judge concluded that the only way Mrs P’s could be properly looked after was with the appointment of a new Deputy to replace Mr Cryne.“The care plan makes it clear what additional mattes need to be dealt with and these can only be dealt with by the appointment of a new deputy,” he stated.Mr Cryne’s removal from the case could result in a review of his action by the Solicitors Regulation Authority should any of the parties involved in the case issue a formal complaint about his behaviour.In a statement Temperley Taylor said: “We are a highly regarded firm of solicitors and have extensive experience of acting in this area of law. “We are unable to comment further as an appeal against this judgment is being actively considered and we are unable to prejudice this process.” The court is particularly troubled about how Mrs P and the things she needs are to be provided for.District judge Ranj Matharucenter_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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first_imgMetso, a global supplier of sustainable technology, has signed a multi-year service agreement, valued at more than €5 million, with AngloGold Ashanti’s Iduapriem mine in Tarkwa, Ghana. The contract includes the supply of maintenance management services and spare and wear parts for AngloGold Ashanti’s new crushing and screening plant delivered by Metso. Metso will also supply hands-on training for staff at the mine. Backed up by the company’s global service functions, an on-site team of six Metso service technicians will support operations at the crushing and screening plant, which has an annual output of 3.9 Mt. Metso says it is “committed to converting the agreement into a cost per tonne-based service over time.”AngloGold Ashanti is the world’s third largest gold producer. In addition to Iduapriem, the company operates five other mines in Western Africa. In 2008, gold production at the Iduapriem mine totalled 200,000 oz. Metso has worked closely with the company in Ghana for 10 years. Seth Quaye, Regional Manager, Western Africa, Mining business line said: “This agreement is a vindication of our strategy of expanding the range of services we offer in this region. It will leverage new services business by serving as a reference for our capabilities as a total solution provider.”last_img read more

first_imgYou know what’s a creepy phrase? “Mystery Missile.” It’strending on Google today, due to some video captured by a KCBS helicopter, aroundCatalina Island, roughly 35 miles off the coast of LosAngeles.The North American Aerospace Defense Command addressed thefootage, confirming its existence, but stating that it posed not threat, “Weare aware of the unexplained contrail reported off the coast of SouthernCalifornia yesterday evening,” organization wrote. “Wecan confirm that there is no indication of any threat to our nation and we willprovide more information as it becomes available.”AdChoices广告Well, that’s almost reassuring, right? Video after the jump.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Epirotic organisations of Melbourne will commemorate the 101st anniversary of the liberation of Ioannina and the 100th anniversary of the declaration of the autonomy of Northern Epirus, with a thanksgiving service at Axion Esti Monastery in Northcote on Sunday. The liberation of Ioannina, a multicultural city with a large Jewish and Muslim population, was the first major Greek success of the Balkan War. It is worth noting that the Greek army proceeded to liberate the whole of Northern Epirus where Greek populations were residing, entering its capital Argyrokastro on 3 March 1913, but geostrategic considerations at the time limited its endeavours.The liberation of Ioannina and all of Epirus on 21 February 1913 is commemorated with great ceremony in Greece and abroad, including Australia, every year. Epirotes form one of the oldest Greek migrant groups in Australia, with early records attesting their presence in this country since 1910. Most of the early Epirotes arrived here from Northern Epirus, forming their own distinct sub-group, while a large number of Epirotes from the rest of Epirus arrived in Melbourne and Sydney after the Second World War. The history of the community is particularly well documented owing to the efforts of the late Petros Petranis, who was the author of the book The Epirotes of Australia, published by LaTrobe University, in 2004.last_img read more

first_imgManolis Mavrommatis is holding a special Orthodox Easter Period exhibition.The artist will exhibit a sample of his work involving iconography both tradional and carved in wood. The exhibition will be held from 14 till end of May 2014 at at the hall of the Parish and Community of the Dormition of ” our Lady” 272 Millers Rd, Altona North, Victoria. For more information about this exhibition or about the art works, please call Manolis Mavrommatis on 0414153030. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Real de Banjuls Badamosi replaces Njie in Rabat

first_imgBy Sulayman BahMohamed Badamosi will be the man to replace Yuspha Njie who four years ago was a Real de Banjul player.Njie signed a loan deal with an option to make it permanent with Portuguese Premiera Liga club Boavista.Badamosi, also a striker, Moroccan club FUS Rabat hopes, will be the man to fill the void created by the departure of Yususpha.A Charles Jow Memorial Academy graduate, Mohamed rose through Real’s ranks to morph into what he’s become today.The new signing will now stay at Rabat for 48 months, according to Senegalese club Olympique Ngor where the forward caught the Moroccan’s scouts.last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Executive Chef at Rocco’sFull-Time Outside Sales Representative at Arrow Paper Co.Full-Time Human Resources Generalist at SymboticFull-Time Housekeeper at CareOneFull-Time Manufacturing Technician at AMETEKFull-Time Merchandiser for Pepsi Co.Full-Time Landscaper at Garrick-Santo LandscapingFull-Time Flatbed Truck Contract Carrier at XPO LogisticsFull-Time Child Care Teacher at Little SproutsFull-Time Grill Cook at Cafe Services(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 50 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Business”last_img read more

first_img Now playing: Watch this: 1:38 2020 Kia Sportage grows up for the Chicago Auto Show Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate adds a 60-40 split Chicago Auto Show 2019 Feb 9 • 2019 Ram 2500 HD gets accessorized with Mopar goodies Feb 8 • Ram’s Multifunction Tailgate can open like French doors Comments Enlarge ImageThe quirkily styled Kia Sportage is even more so for 2020. Andrew Krok/Roadshow Kia’s Sportage SUV is about due for a midcycle refresh, and nowhere do midcycle refreshes shine quite like the Chicago Auto Show.The Sportage has always been one of the more weirdly styled crossovers in the compact set, with its distinctively European nose. (If you told us this was a new Citroën, we might believe you.) For the 2020 model year, the Sportage gets new headlights, redesigned foglights, an updated front grille and tweaked taillights. LED headlights and foglights are available as options.Inside, the Sportage largely stays the course, with a nicely organized and well-appointed cabin. Kia says it’ll now offer Sofino leatherette seating surfaces, for whatever that’s worth, and all models benefit from an 8-inch touchscreen as standard equipment, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto built in. 2020 Kia SportageAn 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is standard on all Sportage trims. Kia Perhaps the biggest update for the 2020 Sportage comes on the tech front, where a number of driver assistance technologies are now available. The optional goodies include a driver attention warning system, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go ability, forward collision assist with pedestrian detection and high-beam headlight assist. Inside, owners can opt for a wireless smartphone charging tray.Otherwise, it’s business as usual over in Sportageland, though a new S trim is added to the existing LX, EX and SX variants. Base models come with a 2.4-liter, naturally aspirated I4 engine with 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, while high-end Sportages are available with a 2.0-liter turbo engine, with a much healthier 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Every Sportage comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, and both front- and all-wheel drive are available.Following its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show this week, the 2020 Sportage will hit Kia showrooms in “the first half of 2019,” according to the automaker’s statement. Pricing will be available closer to its on-sale date, and we don’t expect that to change too much, either. • 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value SUVs Crossovers 2 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Feb 8 • 2019 Chicago Auto Show recap: Big debuts from Mazda, Toyota, Subaru and more Share your voice See All Chicago Auto Show 2019 Kia Kia More From Roadshow reading • 2020 Kia Sportage debuts with updated styling and a lot more tech Tagslast_img read more

first_imgCardi B to play a stripper in HustlersInstagramCardi B turns into a sexy stripper for Hustlers and we are left stunned with her avatar! The rapper, who will make her silver screen debut in Hustlers, showcased what she would look like in the film. Needless to say, it is quite raunchy!Going by the name Diamond, the former real-life pole dancer and reality star will play the role of a stripper in the upcoming film. As she took a mirror selfie of herself and posted it on Instagram, she captioned the look as, “Y’all ready for DIAMOND to come to a theatre near you this fall? HUSTLER MOVIE !” In the picture, you can see Cardi rocking a minuscule piece of strappy pink and blue thong bodysuit with strappy silver heels that wire around the length of her legs right up to her thighs. Clearly, she’s game for all the Hustlers madness. Check out her picture. Cardi B as Diamond for HustlersInstagramThe film also stars Jennifer Lopez, Lili Reinhart, Constance Wu and Julia Stiles in pivotal roles. In fact, on the day of JLo starting her shoot for the film, her beau, Alex Rodriguez took to Instagram to share his good wishes for the actress/singer. He wrote, “This beautiful woman starts shooting her movie tomorrow, “Hustlers.” I won’t play spoiler, but I can’t wait until you all see how she transforms herself into a completely different character!! She’s been working so hard lately. I’m glad we were able to enjoy a quick little break before she dives into this new project. Love you baby and continue to shine, fly high and inspire all of us. @jlo #hustlers” Alex Rodriguez’s post for Jennifer LopezInstagramHustlers is inspired from the 2015 New York Magazine article about a group of former strip club employees coming together to entice and trick their Wall Street clients, a story which went super viral. Makers of the film, STX, announced that they will be producing Hustlers back in March, this year. Apart from Lili and the others, the movie also stars Keke Palmer. They all play vengeful strippers in the film.last_img read more

YouTube Hit With Another Ad Scandal Even as PG Returns to the

first_imgThe timing is certainly awkward: Procter & Gamble, a top-spending marketer, announced that it’s resuming ad spending on YouTube — coming amid a new report the Google-owned video giant served ads for hundreds of advertisers against a range of objectionable content.A year ago, news reports that YouTube was placing ads against violent and extremist videos led to a broad boycott, which led hundreds of advertisers to halt spending, including P&G, AT&T, Dish Network and PepsiCo. Last fall, YouTube was hit again by a backlash over ads on videos that attracted child predators.But despite its pledges to address the “brand safety” crisis, YouTube is still delivering unpleasant surprises to Madison Avenue.On Thursday, CNN reported that ad spots from 300-plus companies and government agencies ran on YouTube channels “promoting white nationalists, Nazis, pedophilia, conspiracy theories and North Korean propaganda.” The ads were for companies including Netflix, Amazon, Netflix, the New York Times Co., Adidas, Hershey and Hilton — which were unaware that their marketing messages were running against such content, per the report. Under Armour told CNN that it was suspend YouTube spending for now. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img In response, YouTube reiterated that it continues to work on improving its processes for serving ads. “We have partnered with our advertisers to make significant changes to how we approach monetization on YouTube with stricter policies, better controls and greater transparency,” a rep for YouTube said in a statement.Despite the latest revelations, P&G on Friday said it will now be advertising on YouTube after a year-long break, as first reported by Bloomberg. The consumer-packaged goods company worked with YouTube and “we now feel the right measures are in place for P&G brands to have the option to advertise on YouTube,” a P&G rep said in a statement.What’s important to note: P&G is giving the OK for brands to spend only on fewer than 10,000 “white-listed” channels that YouTube has cleared as safe for brand advertising.P&G spent a total of $7.1 billion on advertising worldwide across TV, print, radio, online and other channels. According to the company, it cut digital advertising spending by $200 million last year, amid the YouTube freeze and as P&G found some online ads weren’t being effectively targeted.Even though P&G had suspended ad spending on YouTube, it continued to maintain channels for its brands on the video site — as well as a P&G channel, where it ran the popular “Thank You, Mom” campaign timed for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Korea.last_img read more

first_img I’ve been thinking about the end of the world a lot recently. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to why. So while video games exploring post-apocalypses is nothing new (the games I’m writing about here aren’t even new, just ports) having two games about surviving in the wasteland drop on Nintendo Switch at the same time did feel a bit like a fate. But while they have some aesthetic similarities, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden and Zombie Driver: Immortal Edition are ultimately very different games. One is pretty smart and the other is super dumb.This isn’t some kind of riddle. Zombie Driver is the dumb one. So let’s talk about that first, although there’s really not that much to talk about beyond the title. In Zombie Driver you control a car cruising through a zombie nightmare. The top-down arcade perspective turns it into a kind of Grand Theft Auto 2 meets Dead Rising. And powering up your vehicles with external upgrades as well as weapons you find in-game has a Twisted Metal car combat quality, too.I don’t mean for “dumb” to be a complete insult. There are cheap thrills to be had mowing through the undead with four wheels. And the performance holds up pretty nicely with lots of zombie bodies, flames, bullets, blood, rain, and explosions on screen. But there’s very little staying power. I got my fill after a couple of rounds of wave-based survival and violent racing modes. As soon as the story asked me to pump endless bullets into a stationary boss with recharging health I tapped out. In the end I think I’ll remember this about as well as the upcoming inexplicable Zombieland sequel.AdChoices广告For something much more likely to stick in your brain check out Mutant Year Zero. It’s funny this came out on Switch so soon after fellow turn-based strategy game Fire Emblem: Three Houses. But whereas that game is all about the pageantry and grand strategy of guiding upstanding anime teens, Mutant Year Zero is gritty down-to-earth desperate tactics where you play as a literal pig.Based on the tabletop game, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden has you controlling radiation-resistant Stalkers wandering through the remains of the world. Occasionally they’ll pick up an iPod or something and ask why anyone would want a flashing box with fruit on it. Good voicing acting helps the strong world-building. And while the working-class talking animal heroes baffled me at first, I grew to appreciate them in a funny Star Fox kind of way.Battles in Mutant Year Zero are no laughing matter though. While there are similarities to something like “Fallout meets XCOM,” your three-person squad is ultimately much weaker compared to the vast majority of enemies you’ll encounter. Reloading a gun that holds three bullets takes up one of two actions for a turn. Moving especially far takes up both. Even as you gain strength by leveling up, finding new armor, upgrading weapons, and gaining new skills with mutation points, brute forcing your way through a battle basically never works.Instead, you’ll have to wrap your head around the game’s intriguing fusion of real-time exploration and turn-based battles. Outside of combat you walk around the world like normal, taking in the sights (even if the blurriness of Unreal Engine 4 games on Switch strikes again). As you spot enemies, creep around them and turn off your flashlight to avoid drawing their attention. Split up your party to get in a better position. And ambush targets when the time is right.In theory I like this level of thought you can put into preparation. When it all comes together you can pick off an entire horde of enemies one by one with silent weapons before they even notice. But in practice the game is so hard that this stealth feels like a requirement and not an extra layer of creative combat flexibility, and I kind of resented it in the end.Still, there’s nothing quite like Mutant Year Zero. And even if you already played the game on other platforms there’s a new expansion, Seed of Evil, out alongside this Switch release. For more on Nintendo Switch (that doesn’t have to do with the end of the world) check out these games to play right now and get ready for the Nintendo Switch Lite coming later this September. Stay on target Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on Switch last_img read more

Sport Fans Delight Logitech Gizmo Allows 4 Television Views Record Send

first_img Citation: Sport Fans Delight: Logitech Gizmo Allows 4 Television Views, Record & Send (2007, December 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-12-sport-fans-logitech-gizmo-television.html Logitech LDT-1S30X4U. Credit: Logitech Logitech introduces a new device that will allow PC users to watch four TVs simultaneously. Let’s say there is a hockey game on ESPN, a basketball game on NBC, a football game on Fox and a horse race on ESPN 2. The soon to be released Logitech LDT-1S30X4U will allow PC owners to watch two TV channels with its built-in double TV viewer. If you add a second device the sports fan can connect it to 2 USB ports featured in the LDT-1S30X4U and watch all four sports event. The Logitech device is more than a simple TV display. It has the ability to record previoius video by implementing the Time shift play back function. It can also perform direct video recordings. It also allows users to export captured video to mobile devices with ease. The Logitech suggests that PC owners have at the minimum a Core2 Duo Processor. However a 3GHz Pentium 4 should be able to handle the job. The triple antenna increases the reception sensitivity dramatically. Logitech provides very specific instructions on attaching the main 15.1 cm antenna via the F connector. The company recommends installation of the cable to the F connector and the TV antenna terminal to the wall be done separately. This will minimize room or environmental interference. The Logitech LDT-1S30X4U will be available to the West in the near future. It is expected to cost in the range of $152. In the box, you will find the device, an AC adapter, 1 USB cable and a CD ROM instruction guide. Explore further Gadgets: Logitech adds affordable, all-in-one remote to Harmony lineup A Sport Fan’s device. Logitech will release a new electronic gadget that will allow PC users to watch two sport event. If that isn’t enough, by adding another device and using the USB ports, the fan can watch four events simultaneously. Additionally the device allows users to record and send video to mobile devices. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Jilted lover stabs housewife in Nadia

first_imgKolkata: A housewife from Nadia was stabbed by a local youth after she refused to go into an illicit relationship with him.The victim has been fighting for her life at Krishnanagar district hospital with several injuries on her body. The incident occurred at Debnathpur village under Tehatta police station in Nadia. It was learnt that the woman was attacked by the accused youth identified as Swapan Mondal with a knife on Thursday evening when she was returning home from a local shop. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to the police, the victim’s husband stays outside the state for professional reasons. A few months ago, the accused had given an indecent proposal to the woman but she refused to establish any relationship with him. However, the accused started mounting pressure on her after she rejected his proposal on repeated occasions. This made the youth angry and he hatched a plan to take revenge. From Thursday morning, the accused called up the victim several times asking her to meet him outside her house. But the woman told him that it was not possible for her to meet him. If he continues to mount pressure, she would inform police, the woman told the accused. On Thursday evening, when she was returning home from a local shop the accused stabbed her several times. Locals rushed the victim to a nearby hospital. The accused managed to flee the spot immediately after the incident. Police have started a detailed probe in this regard on the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim’s family members.last_img read more

Living until 100 Life Expectancy is on the Rise

first_imgLiterature is filled with stories of people living hundreds, even thousands of years, yet for much of recorded history, a person was considered lucky if they reached the age of fifty. Someone living in the United States during the beginning of the 20th century was expected to live a paltry forty-seven years. Part of the reason life expectancy rates are many times improved from that of our ancestors has to do with infant mortality and how it affects data. Understanding that the chances of a child surviving were slim, many of our forebearers opted for large families.More children, of course, equaled more deaths, as medicine could not yet help children who were born too early, experienced complications at birth, or were exposed to illnesses from which many children today are protected by vaccinations.Human life expectancy at birth, measured by region, between 1950 and 2050. Photo by Rcragun CC-BY 3.0The average life expectancy today for someone living in the United States of America is about 78.6 years. While a few lucky individuals in the past could reach this age, it wasn’t nearly as common as it is today, and certainly wasn’t expected.Today, not only do people expect to experience their 70s, but many expect to do so in relatively good health, living by themselves in an independence that would have been unheard of just a few generations earlier.Human lifespan has been predicted to progress steadily.Scientists are still not too sure about what causes people to live longer lives. It might be expected that advances in medicine and vaccines would dramatically alter life expectancy rates, but there are no such sudden leaps evident in research. Instead, the progression towards a longer life has simply gradually increased over time.Even research into the lifestyles of our grandparents and great-grandparents yields little information; some smoked and drank for much of their lives, ate plenty of red meat, and yet lived well into their nineties. Others, of course, didn’t. Then, too, some families appear more susceptible to arterial problems and cancer, while others have avoided them.Countries by average life expectancy according to the World Health Organization (2015). Photo by JackintheBox CC BY-SA 4.0It is estimated that since the beginning of the 20th century, human mortality in developed countries has risen such that each year, the average life expectancy rose three months higher than the previous year.This is despite two world wars, numerous infectious outbreaks, and a changing climate. Human lifespan has been predicted to progress steadily, with 80 and 90 years of age becoming common in the middle of the current century…that is, until recently.Mysterious Ancient Societies That DisappearedThe past few years have actually seen a decline in life expectancy among people living in the United States, albeit a small one, and it has been noted that the U.S. has the highest mortality rate in the developed world for pregnant mothers and newborn children. Rates of death from heart disease, suicide, and drug-related deaths have also increased and show no signs of slowing.Even if these problems were addressed, humans might still have what is termed a “maximum species lifespan” by scientists. This would mean that even if conditions were optimal, people might only be able to live as long as 122 years, the longest in recorded history that can be verified.Masazo Nonaka of Japan (R), aged 112, receives a certificate for the Guinness World Records’ oldest male person living-Nonaka was born on July 25, 1905. Photo by JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / AFP/Getty ImagesIf it’s quality, not quantity you’re after, you may be in luck: researchers at the Buck Institute are looking into ways to halt the process of aging at around 40 to 50 years of age. This means that the time you did have would be spent considerably healthier than if your aging proceeded as normal into your 80s.This isn’t so far-fetched, as we know of several animals that already enjoy this slowed aging. Hydra don’t deteriorate with age, and the desert tortoise ages for only a short period before it lives out the rest of its life.Hydra speciesThis is particularly relevant because, while a person living in the 1940s could expect to spend about 17 years of their life enjoying retirement, those retiring today can expect 22 years or more. A decrease in the effects of aging would mean less of the illnesses associated with old age, such as dementia, heart inflammation, osteoporosis, and arthritis. Less of these ill effects would mean that the need for nursing homes would decrease, and thus, possibly, the rising cost of healthcare to which older members of society are subjected to.The research looks promising enough for Google to have invested a significant amount of money (billions, not millions) into the research. The company has founded the California Life Company to study aging and how it might be combated.Others are following suit, such as the Mayo Clinic, the National Institute on Aging, and various state universities. The search for the fountain of youth has become the search for a pill that offers those same benefits.Read another story from us: 3.95-Billion-year-old Rocks Show Oldest Evidence of Life on EarthThe Buck Institute is currently experimenting with the first drug to yield solid results, rapamycin, which in tests on mice has yielded longer lifespan and increased vitality in the older subjects. Human testing is still a long way off, however, so there’s no point rushing to your doctor for a prescription.last_img read more