Last night, what I’d like to dub the party of the festival was over on the main floor at Soho House, where stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West were on hand as Grey Goose hosted the premiere after-party for Colette. Walking into the room, guests were transported to a different time thanks to a soundtrack of 1930s jazz music – exclusively by female artists, of course, given the film’s feminist protagonist. Keira looked as elegant as ever in Chanel, perched on a couch in a reserved area, where she sat sipping water for the first hour of the evening. Dominic stayed close but was happy to chat with fellow partygoers who approached.Then something happened at 9:30 pm…I caught Keira accepting a cocktail as the DJ started to run the tunes through the decades. A shift was felt in the room, and I can only describe the feeling in the air as prom night – this idea that it’s now or never, we only have tonight. It was the last of a series of A-list events hosted by Grey Goose, and suddenly everyone started to let their hair down, literally. Keira took the barrettes out of her locks, threw it into a topknot, got off the couch and got down, down, down, clutching her drink while moving to the beat. The room erupted into a full-on dance party, started by Dominic, who took off his suit jacket and started shimmying along to songs like “Twist and Shout.” Watching the stars belt out tunes and dance like no one is watching well past the end of their fete was the breakthrough scene I never knew I needed and a party, a moment, a feeling that will stay with me forever.Keira chatted with castmate Denise Gough. Photo: © Stefanie Keenan / Getty Images for Grey Goose Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Earlier in the evening it was another night, another Nicole Kidman hang – this time at the internationally acclaimed Serpentine Pavilion, which arrived in Toronto just in time for TIFF. With this architectural wonder as the backdrop, Westbank and Focus Features toasted the A-lister’s second festival film, Boy Erased , ahead of its premiere. In complete contrast to her look the night prior, Nicole showed up in a slinky black asymmetrical dress with long sleeves and a deep side slit, her long blonde locks pulled back in an appropriately conceptual pony. Ever the class act, the 51-year-old gracefully made her way over to chat with her much-younger castmates, listening to each and every one as if they were the only people in the room.Nicole Kidman traded her cream suit for a sultry black dress. Photo: © GP Images/Getty ImagesOver at Bisha Hotel’s Mister C Bar Room, Hollywood’s pretty young things were on-site celebratingAssassination Nation before hitting the red carpet at the premiere. As star Suki Waterhouse made her entrance, the DJ turned the tunes up, up, up and blasted “This Is How We Do It,” as if it were her up-to-bat song. She was joined by co-stars Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki, Bella Thorne and singer Abra. Playing on the theme of the satirical teen thriller, guests sipped appropriately crimson-hued CÎROC “Assassinator” cocktails from female servers in red PVC trench coats.Colman Domingo, Abra, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse, Odessa Young and Sam Levinson. Photo: © Getty Images for ICONINKTo end the night, CÎROC and Tequila Don Julio toasted the cast of Green Book at RBC House. Mahershala Ali was the first to arrive and immediately began to engage with partygoers on his way to his booth. He and co-stars Viggo Mortensen and Linda Cardellini hung close to their reserved areas but obliged fans with photos and chats. Notable guest appearances included actor Michael Shannon, TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head Cameron Bailey and singer Fefe Dobson. After that, it was back to Soho House for a night cap, where Dominic West was still getting his groove on, this time on the second floor, before heading back to his hotel for a much-deserved rest.By Jen Kirsch Twitter read more
WASHINGTON — The No. 2 House GOP leader is suggesting Congress probably won’t do the $2 trillion infrastructure deal the White House and congressional leaders are seeking.Rep. Steve Scalise told reporters Thursday that the price tag will be “a lot lower” than the $2 trillion Democrats say President Donald Trump supports. He said raising taxes to pay for public works improvements is “a non-starter” for Republicans.He says he’s not seen any mutually agreeable suggestions for financing the work “that would come anywhere close to $2 trillion,” which he called “a lofty goal.”Both sides reported progress at a Tuesday meeting at which Trump discussed infrastructure with congressional leaders. They plan to meet again in three weeks to discuss financing.Alan Fram, The Associated Press read more
21 March 2007Corruption must be stamped out and borders strengthened to run emerging Afghan drug cartels out of business, particularly in the new ‘Golden Triangle’ of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, the chief United Nations anti-narcotics officer said today. “All of the Afghan opium obviously is exported,” UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa told reporters at UN Headquarters. “Most of it is exported either to Iran or Pakistan,” he noted, calling for strengthened relations among the three countries to stem illicit drug trafficking.Mr. Costa, who briefed the Security Council yesterday on his agency’s latest report on opium cultivation in Afghanistan, called corruption the “major lubricant” facilitating both the cultivation and trading of opium.He also welcomed a new Council-imposed initiative – in which major traffickers can have their assets seized, be banned from travel and face arrest – to prevent burgeoning cartels from becoming worldwide entities.“Robbing a bank is much more profitable than working for a bank,” Mr. Costa said, acknowledging the financial incentives for harvesting illicit drugs.To this end, he called for greater efforts to promote development in Afghanistan to present farmers currently engaged in opium production an alternative.The UNODC’s Afghanistan Opium Winter Assessment highlighted the divergent regional trends between the centre-north and south of the country.While six of the centre-north provinces, potentially doubling to 12 by this summer, have been certified as drug-free, “the situation is out of control in the southern part of the country,” Mr. Costa said.The expansive southern region, roughly half the size of France, collectively has 100,000 hectares of land under illicit drug cultivation and currently has the largest concentration of narcotics in the world, he said. read more
21 January 2008Progress in many areas of public health are a cause for optimism, the head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) told the agency’s Executive Board in Geneva today. Assessing the events of the past year, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan pointed to three particularly encouraging trends: an increased willingness to invest in health systems; recognition of the reality of climate change by world leaders; and the resurgence of interest in primary health care.The rise in the eagerness of development partners, UN agencies and funding facilities to devote resources towards health systems is “a striking and welcome change from the past,” Dr. Chan said in her opening address to the Board, which kicked off one of its twice-yearly sessions today.Regarding climate change, she lauded priority given to the issue by global leaders, and pointed out the impacts of global warming – such as droughts, floods, heat waves, air pollution, malnutrition, population displacement and water-borne diseases – on health.“We must use every scientifically sound and politically correct mechanism in the book to convince leaders that humanity really is the most important species endangered by climate change,” the Director-General stated.On primary health care, she said she was heartened by the revival of interest in public health care, especially as a means to achieve the Millennium Developments Goals (MDGs), eight targets to slash poverty and other ills by 2015.“I believe we will not be able to reach the health-related Millennium Development Goals unless we return to the values, principles, and approaches of primary health care,” Dr. Chan noted to the Board, comprising representatives of 34 WHO Member States.One of the agency’s recent successes has been the global immunization strategy for children, developed jointly by WHO and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with the help of many Member States and health partners, she said.Particularly in Africa, there has been a huge drop in deaths from measles. “Progress in 2006 was record-breaking,” the Director-General said. “I believe it is useful to look at what lies behind this achievement and what it promises for the future.”However, she underscored that instability and civil unrest – which impede access to health services – can potentially roll back gains made in the public health domain. read more
Ford is recalling more than 300,000 of its 2017 Ford Explorer vehicles because of a sharp seat frame edge.The automaker said Friday that there’s been 31 reports of hand injuries.Ford Motor Co. said users could come in contact with the sharp edges when reaching between the power front seat and centre console. The vehicles were made at a Chicago plant from Feb. 13, 2016 to Oct. 25, 2017.It is recalling 311,907 vehicles in the United States and federal territories, 23,380 in Canada and 3,045 in Mexico.Dealers will install flocked tape to the exposed edge and tab on the inboard side of the power seat frames. Users are advised to use caution and avoid contact with the seat frame edge until the repair is completed.The Associated Press
OTTAWA — Canada will join Mexico and other European and Asian auto-producing countries this week to plot strategy ahead of the potential imposition of tariffs on vehicles and auto parts exported to the United States.Japan and the European Union organized the meeting for Tuesday in Geneva, where vice and deputy ministers from Canada, the EU, Japan and South Korea will gather to talk about the punishing levies threatened by U.S. President Donald Trump.A Canadian government official told The Canadian Press on Sunday that deputy international trade minister Timothy Sargent would attend the meeting on Canada’s behalf.Trump has threatened to impose tariffs under Section 232 of the decades-old U.S. Trade Expansion Act. The legislation allows the president, under certain circumstances, to impose duties recommended by his commerce secretary under the notion that the goods being imported are a threat to national security.Just as it did after the U.S. imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and other nations, the Trudeau government has said it would respond to auto tariffs with its own countermeasures.The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association has warned that “dollar-for-dollar” retaliatory levies would have a much more significant effect on Canada’s auto sector than counter-tariffs on aluminum and steel.Critics warn the potential tariffs of up to 25 per cent, plus retaliatory measures, could add thousands of dollars to the price of a vehicle, kill jobs and cause significant harm to the global auto industry.But auto parts makers have said Canada and other countries would have little choice but to respond in kind to any U.S. trade actions.Trump ordered the Section 232 investigation of auto imports on May 23. It’s not clear when the probe will be completed, although the one launched last year into steel and aluminum took several months to issue its conclusions.While the Geneva meeting is only preliminary, it could lead to a co-ordinated response among auto-producing nations outside the U.S.“The meeting is meant to bring together major auto-producing nations so we can discuss our concerns over the U.S. Department of Commerce’s section 232 investigation of automobiles and parts,” said the Canadian official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the gathering.Sargent was also scheduled to meet with World Trade Organization director general Roberto Azevedo Tuesday, according to the WTO’s website. read more
“The Secretary-General is disappointed that it has not been possible to commence such an important initiative at the soonest possible date and reiterates his call for all parties to engage in United Nations-facilitated consultations in good faith and without pre-conditions,” the Secretary-General’s spokesperson said in a statement issued in new York. “He also reiterates that the only durable resolution to the crisis in Yemen is an inclusive, negotiated political settlement.”The consultations – originally scheduled to be held in Geneva on 28 May – would have brought together a broad range of actors including the Yemeni Government and other stakeholders in an effort to stem the ongoing violence afflicting the country. According to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ (OHCHR) latest estimations, at least 1,037 civilians, including 130 women and 234 children, lost their lives in Yemen between 26 March and 20 May, while at least another 2,453 civilians have been injured. In today’s statement, the UN noted that Mr. Ban had instructed Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed “to redouble his efforts” to consult with the Yemeni Government, Yemen’s political groupings and countries in the region with the aim of producing “a comprehensive ceasefire and the resumption of peaceful dialogue and an orderly political transition.”In addition, the Secretary-General urged all parties to be mindful of the suffering of Yemeni civilians, adding that he remained “acutely aware” that a postponement or delay in a return to the political process would ultimately exacerbate a steadily deepening humanitarian crisis.A recent pause in fighting in the country permitted UN agencies to access areas which had been extremely difficult to reach.In the first four days of the humanitarian pause, which ended on 17 May, relief workers dispatched enough food aid to cover one month of food needs for more than 273,000 people, delivered fuel to ensure safe water access for 1.2 million people, and transported or distributed enough essential non-food items for nearly 32,000 people. Some 47 metric tonnes of medical supplies were given to hospitals and health facilities in five governorates. read more
Facing difficulty in balancing classes, work and social life is commonplace for college students. Add in conditioning and training, and you get a combo that leaves little time for sleep. Just when there is a moment to get a few hours of rest, it is time to wake up and do it all over again, said John Laing, a senior pommel horse specialist for the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team and a civil engineering major. The life of a male gymnast is a balancing act between the achievement of perfection and time management while working toward competing on a collegiate level and being a college student. “It’s tough balancing the workout schedule and all the stuff outside the gym,” said Michael Newburger, a redshirt junior pommel horse specialist and a mathematics and physics major. “I spend a lot of time in my classes and you always want to have a social life, too, but you always think about putting the team first.” Rustam Sharipov, the OSU men’s gymnastics coach, said he thinks learning is the most important part of being a student-athlete. “Gymnastics is one of the sports where you never waste your time,” Sharipov said. “As long as the kid got his education and he doesn’t have any regrets, I’m fine with that and that means I did my job. And that’s what it is all about.” While some naive onlookers may not realize it at first, men’s and women’s gymnastics have different sets of rules and regulations, even though both sports are fundamentally based on perfection and physical and mental strength. “People think we use a lot of music like the girls and it’s really choreographed,” Newburger said. “Although it is an artistic sport, we try to keep that perfection and that performance attitude, but it is a very physical, very serious athletic sport.” After tying for second in the 2013 Windy City Invitational Jan. 19 in Chicago and earning second place in the Metroplex Challenge Friday in Dallas, some members of the No. 5-ranked men’s team said they still are striving for more. “Things don’t just happen by themselves, you have to make things happen and not sit back and wait for things to happen,” Laing said. While sports like football and basketball enjoy relative levels of popularity nationally, Laing said gymnastics’ relevance in major college athletics isn’t quite as clear. “There are 17 Division I colleges that participate, and it is slowly getting less and less popular with everyone in general,” he said. “The average person can’t come in here and do a flip, which to us is very basic, but it’s not something where someone off the street can just come in here and mess around and do.” read more
Phoenix Suns – James Harden, the heavily bearded Oklahoma City Thunder reserve wonder, a key component to their emergence as a viable NBA championship contender, admitted that he could see himself playing in Phoenix if he enters the free-agent market after the upcoming season. OKC has some salary cap issues fast approaching. Harden, who is on the United State’s Olympic team in London, is eligible to receive a long-term contract this summer. And so is Serge Ibaka, the starting forward who also is in London, playing for Spain.So, Oklahoma City will either have a huge payroll – Olympians Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook each have astronomical new contracts that will keep them in OKC over the life of the deals.But why Phoenix as a possible landing spot for Harden? “I love it there,” he said. “My mom lives there still. So that’s definitely my second home as far as my comfort level and going to school there. But obviously, I’m with the Thunder right now and what we have is special.”“That’s out of my hands,” he said. “That’s not my decision. That’s the front office. I’ll let them decide that.”Harden has been open about his affinity for Oklahoma City and reiterated it during his exit interview following the NBA Finals, even going so far to indicate he’d give the Thunder a discount on an extension.“This team is like a family,” Harden said. “Like, we’re really brothers. We hang out most of the time every single day. You won’t find any other team like this. I love it here.“This is something special here. A dynasty is being built here. So we’re winning, we’re having fun and we’re brothers. The other stuff, you can’t buy it.”There have been rumors about trades involving Harden, but OKC sources insist the team was approached about acquiring Harden, not the team looking to move him.Durant let it be known on a Twitter his position on Harden becoming a free agent. “He not hittin the market,” he tweeted. Top 10 Plays of the Year – Phoenix Suns read more
”Your immediate thoughts were the safety of my children. I knew I couldn’t run the engine overnight. Temperatures were dropping and it was already -3C so I couldn’t make them sleep in the car.” Some local residents ventured out in the snow to take food and water to stranded travellers, and the authorities were attempting to check vehicles individually.The Met Office announced a red alert from 3pm on Wednesday to 10am on Thursday, and Humza Yousaf, the Transport Minister, said he would be holding talks with a number of employers after people were left stranded in snow while travelling for work. He told the BBC’s Reporting Scotland: “Some employers have been extremely flexible, but clearly some haven’t.”There will be some conversations I’ll be having after this weather event because I have seen HGVs that are carrying home furniture, stationery and piping.”Now, I’m not convinced that that is all necessary and many of the incidents we’ve seen have involved a loss of traction from HGVs.” @bbc5live @BBCRadioScot @BBCScotlandNews @BBCTravelScot this tweet was sent over 3 hours ago and still no movement. I have not moved an inch on the M80 since around 2pm. What is happening? #HumzaUseless https://t.co/PEMYZnOf5m— Kstar Promotions (@kstarlive) February 28, 2018 It came after hundreds of schools across Scotland were closed and amid transport chaos, with Glasgow and Edinburgh airports closing, all train services cancelled in the red area, and many buses services axed. Gridlock on the M80 north of GlasgowCredit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Met Office red and amber warnings for snow cover most of the country including central Scotland, Tayside and Fife, south west Scotland, the Lothians and Borders and Strathclyde areas.The red “take action” alert is the first for snow in Scotland since a new warning system came into place in 2011. So many cars stranded on #M80 at time of ‘Red’ warning of snow with authorities now having to mount rescue and humanitarian assistance. How many of those journeys were essential? Question news teams should be asking of drivers instead of looking for dramatic stories!— Paul (@GSAKnight) February 28, 2018 British Red Cross emergency response volunteers in Glasgow were supplying bedding for up to 100 people stranded overnight at the city’s airport. It’s about time @scotgov @HumzaYousaf and @policescotland hammer those Haulage firms who insist on sending out Lorries carrying non-essential loads during Amber warnings! Cancel their Operators Licenses! The amount of trucks stranded is appalling, could have been avoided #M80— Richard Duncan (@RichieDuncan) February 28, 2018 Hundreds of motorists were facing the prospect of a freezing night trapped in their vehicles after they became stranded on one of Scotland’s busiest motorways.The M80 between Glasgow and Stirling was gridlocked in two separate locations northbound after jack-knifed lorries and accidents caused huge tailbacks.As emergency services struggled to tackle the problem, and with blizzard conditions in the area, people were urged to stay in their vehicles. HGVs were blamed for most of the issues, just hours after the Met Office issued a rare red warning of extreme weather and police urged people to stay off the roads.Some drivers and passengers stuck for up to 10 hours took to social media to complain about the lack of information and to criticise haulage firms for sending out lorries in the severe conditions, while others abandoned their vehicles and set out on foot.Stevie Buist said he left his car to walk on the hard shoulder with his children Lucy, five, and Logan, nine, and their dog, because he was low on diesel and his mobile phone battery was about to run out.He told STV: “We got on the motorway at 2pm and at about 5.30pm I decided to leave the car. read more
Android users are being faced with an interesting dilemma in their next phone purchase. For some, the decision could make or break their next phone purchase. For others, it’s a fairly trivial thing that no one notices. Before Android 4.0, every Android phone had these four buttons just under the screen that were used for navigation on the phone. Typically, these buttons were the Back, Home, Menu, and Search buttons. Every manufacturer had their idea of which order those buttons should be laid out, and as a result the button layout often changed from phone to phone. These buttons are commonly referred to as soft buttons.In an attempt to exert a little control over the crazy Android ecosystem, Google introduced fixed software button in Android 4.0. The buttons were designed to create a uniform feel to the Android experience, as opposed to the current system where the OEMs adjust the button layout as they see fit. Already we’ve seen OEMs like HTC ignore this and put soft buttons on their Android 4.0 devices, showing no signs of complying with Google. So, which is the better way to do things, and is it something that should effect your next phone purchase?Soft ButtonsFor some reason, every time an OEM makes an Android phone, the layout for the soft buttons changes. Just imagine how much time and energy is wasted on the decision of where to place these same four buttons on the bottom strip of the phone. I’m sure there’s all sorts of market research and analysis that goes into figuring out which layout is the most optimal for users to do their thing. The companies don’t share that information, so each one of the companies conduct their own research.At the end of the day, it is the same four buttons that you need in order to have an Android 2.3.5, or lower, device. The end result, every time you pick up your friends phone, you feel like you are holding some alien artifact as your thumbs struggle to find the comfortable layout they have on your phone.Now, with Android 4.0, there are three buttons, since the Menu function has been placed inside the apps themselves. So far, none of the manufacturers have altered Google’s software layout of Back, Home, and Multitask. The buttons are soft buttons, like before, and provide the same functionality, as they did before. While none of the OEM’s have spoken as to a reason for the preference, it is entirely likely that cost of a factor here. Keeping the phones the same size would mean making the screen larger to include space for the software buttons. Compared to a piece of painted glass with a soft touch sensor and a light, there’s more than likely a cost difference in favor of soft buttons. Software ButtonsGoogle’s message to the carriers was pretty clear. By exerting a little bit of control over the software buttons, if feels almost like a line was drawn. Like all of their reference devices so far, OEMs have picked bits and pieces of the Galaxy Nexus and incorporated it into their existing designs. For some manufacturers, that meant a switch to software buttons. This meant having a little bit of the screen that was controlled entirely by Google. The software buttons are fixed, unless there’s a movie or game playing that takes advantage of the whole screen. In exchange, the software buttons are uniform across a wider base of devices, and the widescreen video looks great when you have that extra room to pull from.Unfortunately, the software buttons are no more stable than soft ones, and if the software keys glitch, you often have to reboot your phone. This isn’t a regular occurrence, mind you, but it’s still frustrating. To make matters worse, some members of the Android modder community decided they liked their button layouts exactly the way they had it before, and performed a little manipulation to get that old look back. In the end, the software buttons are aesthetically pleasing, and the user gains a wider viewing angle for movies and games, but there’s very little else different.Worth the wait?I don’t see manufacturers like HTC backing down anytime soon. While companies like Asus have made the switch with the Padfone, there are too few benefits to the change to justify it. If a larger manufacturer like Samsung were to move to a software button system on a device like the Galaxy S3, competition would be reason enough to make the switch. Either way you look at it, there’s not nearly large enough a difference to justify holding out for a phone with that particular feature, unless you watch a lot of movies on your phone. read more
A 13-member delegation of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) began its visit to Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar on Thursday, reports BSS.The visit is expected to mount pressure on Myanmar for safe and dignified repatriation of its forcibly displaced minority people.Officials familiar with the process said the OIC team reached at midday the southeastern district bordering Myanmar to gauge the humanitarian crisis visiting the makeshift Rohingya shelters.The delegation comprises executives of OIC’s major statutory organ Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) and led by its chairman Rashid Al Balushi.The delegation arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday on a four-day visit to acquire first-hand information on the defiance of human rights by Myanmar through forcing tens of thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims to flee their home and take refuge in Bangladesh.The officials said the IPHRC delegation was being accompanied by officials from relevant departments of the OIC General Secretariat including the Minorities, Information and humanitarian affairs.”They will discuss humanitarian needs and other issues of concern with the relevant authorities in Bangladesh and present their report to OIC Secretary General Dr Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen,” the OIC said in a statement on Wednesday.Despite repeated requests by the IPHRC, Myanmar authorities did not allow to undertake a fact-finding visit on the human rights situation faced by the Rohingyas in the Rakhine State.”In the absence of a positive response from the Myanmar Government, the IPHRC has decided to visit the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar for the report purpose,” the statement read.Balusi told reporters yesterday in Dhaka that the OIC was also concerned about the rights of citizenship of this neglected population after the delegation met foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali and state minister for foreign affairs Md. Shahriar Alam.During the meetings, they lauded prime minister Sheikh Hasina for providing shelters Rohingyas since the exodus began on 25 August last year following an army crackdown in their homeland in Rakhine state of Myanmar.The delegation will leave Bangladesh on Saturday after Cox’s Bazar visit. read more
Members of various panels brought out a procession on the campus demanding re-election. Vice chancellor Md AkhtaruzzamanThe Dhaka University Central Students’ Union (DUCSU) election was peaceful despite some stray incidents, said vice-chancellor professor Md Akhtaruzzaman on Monday, reports UNB.”I’m happy and I express my gratitude to all involved in the election process,” he told reporters in front of his office.”The democratic exercise through the DUCSU polls will continue in future,” he said.Meanwhile, all panels, except the ruling Awami League student front Bangladesh Chhatra League, boycotted DUCSU polls alleging vote fraud.
A top Texas elections official says Russian hackers attempted to access voter registration rolls in Dallas County before November’s presidential election.County elections administrator Toni Pippins-Poole says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in October alerted elections offices about some 600 IP addresses linked to Russian hackers.She told The Dallas Morning News that Dallas County scanned county servers for those IP addresses — numeric designations that identify a location on the internet — and found 17 matches for hackers who tried to gain access.Federal authorities have confirmed some of those attempts came from Russian IP addresses.Pippins-Poole says the hacking attempts failed.Homeland Security officials said in September that hackers believed to be Russian agents had targeted voter registration systems in more than 20 states. Share read more
X On Tuesday’s edition of Houston Matters: As Las Vegas reels from a mass shooting that left nearly 60 people dead and hundreds more wounded, several pieces of legislation backed by Texas lawmakers are making their way through Congress. Could the violence in Las Vegas have any impact on this legislation? How has the gun control debate changed, if at all? We talk with several experts and take your questions and comments.Also this hour: With the dust settling from Harvey — literally and figuratively — we talk about the literal dust and mold kicked up in people’s lives as we talk with allergy specialist Dr. Dat Tran of Innovative Allergy Clinic. And a Houston ensemble continues toward its goal of performing music from 20 different global cultures.Houston Matters offers a free daily, downloadable podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and various other podcasting apps. 00:00 /51:31 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share read more
Adorable Puppy Born With ‘Fur Mustache’ Goes Viral on InstagramFree Area 51 Aliens ‘Training’ Video Takes Over Instagram You might’ve shared your top posts on Instagram for 2018, but there’s a new way to see which colors dominated your Instagram feed last year.Year of Colour, a new web app, analyzes your Instagram pictures and creates a data visualization that resembles a colorful mosaic. With the app, you can see which colors dominated your 2018 Instagram pictures.Stef Lewandowski, a London-based venture builder, developed Year of Colour to help Instagram users improve their profiles, The Verge reported. By leveraging data visualization, Instagram users can take note of the colors that populated their feeds last year, and use this information to enhance their 2019 social media presence.AdChoices广告“Maybe there’s a way of using some AI, some machine vision, and bit of big data crunching — all those buzzwords — and apply it to something that’s quite human,” Lewandowski told The Verge. “That is, answering the question of, “how do I look on the internet if you just looked at it through the lens of the color palettes that you’re sharing.”If you would like to use Year of Colour, the setup process is seamless.First, sign in with your Instagram login information. Year of Colour’s privacy information indicates that Lewandowski can’t see your password, but you’ll have to change your profile to “public” to use the app. Due to Instagram’s rules for apps, you can only use Year of Colour for your profile’s color stats. So, you won’t be able to see a celebrity’s top colors of the year with the app.Following this step, you’ll pick a time period for 2018, and the app’s software will look at your Instagram pictures. Each picture is run through a script that shows its top 10 “dominant” colors. Next, the software analyzes how many likes each picture received.After gathering all this data, the software filters out the top 100 circles and uses math to combine the popularity of each color with how many likes each color received. The software takes all this information and complies it into a vibrant bubble map.Personalization is another cool feature of this app: There are dials and sliders that let you customize your 2018 Year of Colour report. You can filter out dull colors or organize circles in chronological order. Once you’re done, you can press the playthrough button and watch how colors changed across your Instagram feed in 2018.“It’s not just the colors that come through,” Lewandowski told The Verge. “It’s the memories of what those colors mean.”More on Geek.com:Instagram Accidentally Released a Horizontal Scrolling FeatureInstagram Rolls Out Walkie-Talkie Voice MessagingInstagram Now Lets You Share Stories With ‘Close Friends’ Stay on target read more
Advertisement Est05 pic.twitter.com/Mm56rj7nAW— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) December 18, 2018 Lamar Jackson has been beyond impressive since taking over for Joe Flacco in Baltimore, and has the Ravens on the verge of a playoff berth. Jackson has been running wild on NFL defenses since getting the starting nod, but it’s nothing new.Last night Jackson posted some of his old youth football highlights to his Twitter account from around 2005, and it’s not hard to spot which one is a future NFL starter. He dominates the normals and even lays out one kid with a brutal hit to prevent a touchdown.Even at 8, Jackson was a freak.😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SwoLqonscx— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) December 18, 2018 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/8g011usNqJ— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) December 18, 2018 read more
Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away When selling real estate it’s all about ‘curb appeal’, a strategy where you make your property look as interesting as possible to potential buyers who pass by. It sounds like the Arizona Cardinals are taking a similar approach in their attempt to land a new quarterback.Head coach Ken Whisenhunt, as a guest on ESPN Radio’s Scott Van Pelt Show, shared just how the Cardinals will approach their quarterback situation when the lockout is lifted. It sounds like a lot of it will be based on show casing the offensive pieces the team already has in place. Comments Share Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke “That’s an area we want to address but like you said, it’s like a test, there are multiple answers,” Whisenhunt told the host. “There are a number of guys out there through free agency or trade that we’re going to have an opportunity to get and we feel good about a number of those guys.“We’re going to come out of the gate trying to do our best to get one of those to have that question answered and I feel like we will. You know the one thing that we like; we’ve got a lot to offer. We’ve got a young team, we’ve got some talented players, we’ve got Larry Fitzgerald. It’s something that I would think would be very enticing to a quarterback to know this is a team that’s been very proficient passing the ball in the year’s past.”Whisenhunt admits there are numerous options the Cards will pursue when the new league year begins but exactly who they are remains a mystery (that is if you haven’t been online in the last four months). Will Larry Fitzgerald and a quartet of running backs be enough to entice a top free agent quarterback to come to the Valley? Will it even matter if the team is looking to acquire a signal caller via trade? If rumors are to be believed, we may be finding out that answer sooner rather than later. read more
Two men aged 27 and 30 were remanded on Friday for five days in connection with the theft of electrical cables worth an estimated €20,000 from a Paphos warehouse.The two men were arrested on Thursday following a burglary earlier in the day that went bad for them when one – the 27-year-old – was electrocuted while trying to steal cables from a factory warehouse. He is now at the Paphos general hospital, guarded by police officers.Police are looking for the whereabouts of a third suspect, a 35-year-old man.The 30-year-old reportedly admitted to breaking into the same warehouse with the other two twice before. He told police that they broke into the warehouse on March 9 and stole cables worth €5,000, and on April 11, but stole nothing that time.The 62-year-old owner of the factory, reported to the police that he suffered damage estimated at €20,000, which includes the value of the stolen cables and the damage caused to the warehouse from Thursday’s break in.You May LikeTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndoFigLeaf Beta AppGet Maximum Privacy with Minimum EffortFigLeaf Beta AppUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoTwo arrested in connection with attempted murderUndoby Taboolaby Taboola read more
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"Amarinder Singh himself once saw (illegal) mining while he was in his helicopter and ordered his officials to take an immediate action.VIEW MOREAmmar Awad—Reuters1 of 7WorldSuspected Revenge Killing of Palestinian Teen Sparks UnrestDan KedmeyJul 02 2014Clashes intensified between residents and security forces in East Jerusalem after Israeli police discovered the body of a Palestinian teenager early Wednesday in a forest outside Jerusalem raising fears that Israeli extremists had exacted revenge for the slaying of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found in the West Bank earlier this weekEyewitnesses told the New York Times they last saw Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir 16 waiting for dawn prayers outside a mosque in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina A van then pulled up and its occupants forced Khdeir inside A body later identified as Khdeir was found about an hour afterward Police have not yet confirmed whether Khdeir’s death is connected to the reported kidnappingPalestinian protesters clashed with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem Wednesday hurling rocks as the officers fought back with tear gas and stun grenades Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has demanded that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemn the kidnapping and murder "as we condemned those of the three Israelis"Netanyahu vowed a swift investigation into "who was behind the loathsome murder" and urged all sides not to take the law into their own handsWhite House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday that the United States condemns "in the strongest possible terms the heinous murder" He called for the perpetrators to be swiftly apprehended and urged both sides to refrain from acts of retribution "People who undertake acts of vengeance will only destabilize an already volatile and emotional situation" he saidThe abduction comes at a time of soaring tensions in the region as Israel weighs its responses to the recent killing of three Israeli teenagers whose bodies were found on Monday not far from where they vanished while hitchhiking on June 12 Israeli officials held their third emergency cabinet meeting in three days on how to handle the crisisYishai Fraenkel an uncle to one of the three killed Israeli teenagers condemned the abduction of the Arab teen and was quoted by Ynetnews as saying “there is no difference between blood and blood Murder is murder"[NYT]Correction appended May 30 There are lots of ways to quit being taken seriously in America You can deny climate change; you can pretend the Earth is only 6000 years old But there’s nothing that quite seals the nincompoop deal like linking somethinganything reallyto autism Don’t like sugar gluten junk food meat Tell people they cause autism It’s the go-to check-the-box one-stop-shopping for know-nothingism People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) which yields to no group in its ability to be outrageous has mostly avoided that inevitable step But in an earlier ad campaign that’s gaining new attentionand that remains on the group’s websitethe folks who love animals but apparently have a cooler relationship with facts have come through big The ad shows a bowl of cereal making a frowny face accompanied by the slogan “Got autism” The tag line elaborates on that provocative question: “Studies have shown a link between cow’s milk and autism” So where to beginaside from the fact that no studies haven’t shown that OK to be perfectly fair when pressed PETA does cite two scientific papers that seem to support its claim One published in 2002 observed some possible improvement in autism symptoms when children were put on a diet free of gluten gliadin and casein proteins found either in grains or milk Not only is the study old it’s vaguewith the researchers broadly blaming the problem on “processes with opioid effect” whatever that means It was also tinyrelying on a sample group of just 20 kids Finally the study was admittedly single-blind which means that the experimenters knew which kids were getting the special diet and which weren’t Got bias The second study came even earlierin 1995 which is the dark ages of autism researchand it was almost as small involving just 36 subjects It detected no real link between dairy products and autism instead finding only antibodies to milk proteins in the blood of autistic children That suggests well who knows what Association as people who understand basic science will tell you is not causation and blood chemistry is only a broad imprecise starting point for proving a link between any suspected cause and observed effect in research of this kind Nineteen years after the paper was published its authors have not moved one step closer to drawing that line between milk and autismand neither have the thousands of other studies that have come since PETA has been getting justifiably blowtorched for the ad since it was resurfaced by various media outlets in the last day But even in light of the criticism and the science that shows no such effects of milk the group stands by its insupportable claim saying in a statement “PETA’s website provides parents with the potentially valuable information that researchers have backed up many families’ findings that a dairy-free diet can help kids with autism” Look PETA activism is easy; scaring people is easy; making parents feel guilty because they fed their autistic child a bowl of Cheerios and milk is easy Science is hardwhich is why not everyone gets to do it Oh and while we’re on that you know what else is hard Autism It’s hard for the children who have it; it’s hard for the families wrestling with it; it’s hard for the researchers knocking themselves out every day to understand it and treat it and prevent it They don’t need agitators and fabricators making things worse There’s nothing wrong with protecting the animals but try to do it without hurting the kids Correction: The original version of this article misstated when the PETA campaign on milk and autism began Write to Jeffrey Kluger at jeffrey_kluger@timemagazinecom ” While still conducting thorough investigation into the new claims in the purprted video It should not surprise anybody if the terrorists decide to manipulate pictures Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday apprised the Congress president of the developments the Congress leader said Police say ‘He claims he loves her & wants to marry "We should have beaten Swansea here and we should have beaten Stoke here ? 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Precisely. Virendra Sharma and Seema Malhotra. with TIME correspondent Elizabeth Dias who has been covering Pope Francis spirituality and all manner of other religion and politics news around the country She co-wrote TIMEs 2013 Person of the Year story on Pope Francis You can read her recent stories here You can submit your questions beforehand on Twitter using the #AskTIME hashtag or in the comments of this post We depend on smart interesting questions from readers You will need to be a TIME subscriber to read the Q&A ($30 a year or 8 cents a day for the magazine and all digital content) Once youre signed up you can log in to the site with a username and password Contact us at editors@timecomDonald Trump and Hillary Clinton are challenging each other over their personal health after repeated suggestions by Trump and his surrogates that Clinton is somehow medically unfit to serve as president Trump said in a tweet on Sunday said both candidates should release their “detailed medical records” “I think that both candidates Crooked Hillary and myself should release detailed medical records I have no problem in doing so Hillary” he said Clinton was the first presidential candidate to release her medical records during the primary presenting a detailed document from her physician that outlined medical conditions including hyperactive thyroid and seasonal allergies The Clinton campaign responded to Trump’s call by taking aim at the clean bill of health Trump’s doctor gave him earlier in the campaign calling into question the doctor’s motives and pointing out mistakes and typos on the one-page letter “Donald Trump is healthy as a horsejust ask his personal physician who sounds remarkably like Donald Trump” the campaign says before pulling out 13 questionable points from the letter In a recent interview Trump’s doctor Dr Harold Bornstein said he wrote the letter in just five minutes while a limousine waited for him outside of his office When questioned about the over-the-top language he used in the letter Bornstein said “I think I picked up [Trump’s] kind of language and then just interpreted it to my own” Write to Maya Rhodan at mayarhodan@timecom “Many of the Corps members posted to Daura are from southern Nigeria, Chicago State,A tombstone bearing Donald Trump’s name has been removed from Central Park after it mysteriously appeared in the New York City park and surfaced on social media” WE Fest teased. 214 E. acting chair of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB), Andrew Hinderaker for TIME Martha Stewart and Kim Kardashian West attend the TIME 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Apr. the post’s mental-health professionals were conducting more than 10,贵族宝贝Dexter,including Exxon Mobil
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