LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement YOU HAD ONE JOB!!!Of all the movies not to show a bunch of kids excited for Detective Pikachu — the child-friendly tale of a cute yellow creature — a jump-scare-laden horror flick about a ghost who is trying to snatch youngsters probably tops the list.That, however, is what happened at a Montreal theatre last week.The screening, witnessed and tweeted by Screen Rant‘s Ryan George, began with trailers for The Joker and Child’s Play — and also tears.NOW IT’S CHUCKY OH NO CHILDREN OH NO pic.twitter.com/P2DkGmglDJ— Ryan George (@theryangeorge) May 9, 2019 This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Roman Christou, left, and Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen in a scene from “The Curse of La Llorona.” (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) ORG XMIT: CAET486 Advertisement If you’re thinking that horror film trailers shouldn’t come before Detective Pikachu, you’re right.But the trailers, in their twisted way, were a suitable coming attraction insofar as the movie that followed had nothing to do with Pokemon; it was The Curse of La Llorona, the latest entry in The Conjuring’s horror franchise.OH MY GOD THEY’RE PLAYING LA LLORANA INSTEAD OF DETECTIVE PIKACHU pic.twitter.com/j4qX6fAf95— Ryan George (@theryangeorge) May 9, 2019“La Llorona is arguably the most frightening appearance of the supernatural in all The Conjuring instalments, besides Valak, the demon nun,” IMDB’s guide for parents says of the film, which is rated 13+ in Quebec. “La Llorona offers a large amount of effective jump scares, her kills are quite emotional and disturbing.”Eventually the Detective Pikachu audience was relocated to a theatre actually playing Detective Pikachu.We’ve all been moved to another theatre where Detective Pikachu is just paused? At least there aren’t any more murders on-screen pic.twitter.com/tEid3ThPY4— Ryan George (@theryangeorge) May 9, 2019Honestly, this whole affair could serve as the premise of a future Conjuring movie — just don’t take a bunch of Pokemon-loving kids to see it.MONTREAL GAZETTE Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitter
Washington: US President Donald Trump has said he expects to have a “very fruitful” meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping next month in Japan, amid escalating trade conflict between the world’s two largest economies. Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump also said he expects to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. “We are going to be meeting, as you know, at the G20 in Japan. And that will be, I think, probably a very fruitful meeting,” Trump said on the possibility of his meeting with Xi. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportThe President’s remarks came as trade war between the US and China escalated after Trump last Friday increased the import duty on Chinese products worth USD 200 billion from 10 per cent to 25 per cent. He has also started the process of a similar increase on the remaining Chinese imports of over USD 300 billion. “We are taking in, right now, hundreds of billions of dollars. We are taking in billions of dollars of tariffs…. We have never taken in 10 cents until I got elected. Now we are taking in billions and billions…. In addition to that we have another USD 325 billion that we can do, if we decided to do it,” Trump said. “So we are taking it in tens of billions of dollars. We have never done that before with China. We have never done that before with anybody, frankly, because we have been taken advantage of all of our trade deals,” he said. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe G-20 Summit would also be the first opportunity for a meeting between the Indian prime minister and Trump after the election results are declared in India on May 23. However, Trump, during his interaction with the media at his Oval Office, made no mention of any meeting other than that with Xi and Putin on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. Like the Trump-Xi summit in Argentina last November, all eyes will again be on the two leaders in Japan because of the ongoing trade tension. Ahead of the meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Putin on Tuesday, Trump said on Monday that it made sense for the US to get along with Russia. “I’ll be meeting with President Putin also. I think the message is that there has never been anybody that’s been so tough on Russia but, at the same time, we’re going to end up getting along with Russia. It makes sense to get along with Russia,” he told reporters at his Oval Office.
By Ismail ElouafiFez – Germany has announced its decision to construct for the first time a production factory for one of its most important industrial sectors, the armaments industry, in Algeria.Germany’s decision is the result of an agreement between the German Ministry of the Economy and the German government and Rheinmetall AG, a German Fuchs armor production specialist. The company will soon begin construction of its first factory in Algeria. According to the German newspaper Die Zeit, the factory will be built about 400 km east of the City of Algiers and will boast a budget of 28 million Euros, only a small portion of the agreement totaling 2.7 billion Euros.Fuchs armor will be produced under the original German factory’s license. Egypt, another country greatly in need of Fuchs armor, has continuously expressed an interest in the product as a way to counter Islamists in the Sinai Peninsula.In the first week of August, Germany’s vice chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, refused to allow export of construction of the factory to the Ukraine.According to the Algerian newspaper, Ennahar, this agreement dates back to 2008 when Chancellor Angela Merkel met Algerian President Abdelaziz Boutaflika to examine the political stability of his country before signing the agreement.Photo by AFP© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed
Rabat – The subject of a tense contest between Moroccan and Dutch football federations for the past months, PSV Eindhoven attacking midfielder Mohammed Ihattaren has decided to take some time to think seriously about his options.The young talent has said he wants to take the necessary time to think deeply about his international career before taking a firm decision about joining either of his two countries’ teams.Earlier this month, both the Moroccan national team and the Dutch U21 squad called up the 17-year-old for upcoming matches in September. While Ihattaren has admitted to feeling “happy and much honored” by the visible, keen interest from the two countries, the young player has insisted he needs time to make a mature, well-considered, decision about which country he wants to represent as an international.According to reports, Ihattaren has not yet responded to Morocco’s interest in him, but he has reportedly told the staff of the Dutch U21 team to dispense with his services for now. He said he needed time “to reflect on my future as an international.”The decision is a reminder of the singular difficulty of choosing between two counties a player equally cherishes. The final call in such instances is even more difficult at Ihattaren’s age, 17, when most players tend to focus on personal growth at club level.But Ihattaren has already established himself as one of the most promising players of the Dutch league and such precocious talents come with a set of precocious demands and responsibilities.Earlier this week, the head coach of the Dutch national team, in an attempt to exert some pressure on Ihattaren in his final decision, asserted that the PSV Eindhoven prodigy “will have to make up his mind sooner rather than later.”Meanwhile, it is understood that Morocco plans to use a much gentler, less pushy card to convince the young player that choosing the Atlas Lions is in his best interests.The basis for such an idea, some have hastened to argue, is that Ihattaren’s move to momentarily put himself out of contention for a spot in the Dutch junior football team is an encouraging message for Morocco.The move means, the argument goes, that the player is seriously thinking about the Moroccan offer and thus needs to be reassured and encouraged in that direction by the Moroccan federation and technical staff.
“Never has the world and the UN faced such fast-paced change – both constructive and harmful – such abrupt fluctuations, heightened expectations and immediate demands for solutions and answers,” he told the General Assembly on the opening day of its 70th annual General Debate.“These monumental tasks, mixed with population growth, unprecedented mobility, connectivity and access to information and technological knowhow, necessitate constant negotiations, legal frameworks, new management and leadership skills, but also encompass inherent risks and security concerns,” he said. “At some point, it is the UN and other specialized and multilateral organizations that will need to be ready to drive the agenda and provide the required platform for decision-making. We urge future reforms to take these needs of our times into account and offer flexibility and fast-track problem management for the work at hand.” Turning to the security problems of his own country, Mr. Abdullah cited the attacks over the past 48 hours by hundreds of militants, some of them foreign fighters, in Kunduz province, and efforts by terrorist organizations, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to find a foothold.“The presence of terrorist sanctuaries and support networks in Pakistan continue to cause trouble inside Afghanistan. The Haqqani network has been identified as a main culprit and needs to be dismantled as has been our demand in the past,” he declared.“We call on Pakistan to do what its leadership promised to us a few months ago when they agreed to crack down on known terror outfits. “We also call on regional stakeholders and our international partners to realize the gravity of the situation, and use their good offices or any effective means to support our aspirations for a genuine and durable confidence-building process leading to talks with willing Taliban and other armed opposition groups.”
“In the months leading up to this election, UNICEF and Save the Children have been campaigning with children and other child-focused agencies in a call to political parties to commit to improving the lives of children should they get elected,” explains Bertrand Bainvel, UNICEF Representative to Myanmar in a press release. UNICEF said that ahead of the elections on November 8, the two organizations engaged with over 80 political parties in the country, urging them to prioritize children in their manifestos, which led to 37 parties including children in their campaigns, particularly by highlighting education, health, nutrition, social welfare and protection. “We hope that this will help put children at the centre of voters’ choices and that the elections results will have a clear winner – children,” said Mr. Bainvel. According to UNICEF estimates, over 60 per cent children in Myanmar still live in poverty and about one in 14 do not live to the age of five. In addition, over a third of children aged between five and 18 do not go to school as many work to support their families. “From our experience on the ground, we know that children are eager to learn and want to break free from the poverty cycle,” said Kelly Stevenson, Country Director for Save the Children. She explains that as 70 per cent of Myanmar’s families live close to the poverty line, the reality for them is a hungry household, and unaffordable out-of-pocket expenditures for an education and life-saving health services. “Around 1.6 million children, or 20 per cent of children in Myanmar between ages 10 and 18, are now employed, some exploited with low wages or forced to work under hazardous conditions. These vulnerable children are also at risk of recruitment into armed forces and trafficking,” Ms. Stevenson added. The two organizations recommended a series of policy changes that can help dramatically improve the lives of children and their families. This includes increasing government budget for education, health and social welfare from 9 to 15 per cent, consolidate and implement recently established frameworks that will benefit children such as Social Protection Strategic Plan, National Education Sector Plan and finalization of the draft Child Law. The two organizations also suggested setting up a new compact for children such as prioritizing the first 1,000 days of life and providing free and compulsory education. They also recommended setting bold new targets for them such as universal birth registration by 2017, reduce under five mortality rate and malnutrition by 50 per cent by 2020, and reduce school drop out after the age of 10 by 70 per cent. Mr. Bainvel emphasized that Myanmar’s upcoming election is a time for future leaders to become “champions for children in the new Union Parliament.” “Our mission doesn’t end after the elections. We are committed to keep working with elected candidates, so that they keep their promises to children,” he added.
If you’re still wondering if Hewlett-Packard had plans beyond mobile devices like smartphones and tablets for Palm and WebOS, wonder no longer. CEO Leo Apotheker is concerned that HP has “lost its soul,” according to an interview he gave to BusinessWeek at HP headquarters, and he teased that there would be more interesting revelations regarding HP’s plans for WebOS at an upcoming event on March 14th. He claimed that HP wants to make broader and better use of WebOS, with plans to bring the mobile OS not just to HP’s next generation of tablets and smartphones, but also to dual-boot WebOS with Windows on every desktop or laptop that HP ships before 2012. He pointed to the rapid growth of mobile development for Android and iOS as opportunities, and bemoaned WebOS’s 6,000 app catalog when compared to the 350,000 apps for iOS and 250,000 apps for Android. The goal, according to Apotheker, is to create a massive platform of unified devices, including new mobile devices like tablets and traditional desktop computers where developers can build applications and software that will work on any HP device, regardless of where or how it’s used. Considering even Apple noted recently that they wanted to bring more features from iOS into Mac OS X, HP isn’t the only company interested in unifying the mobile with the desktop. The question is whether or not users are interested in that kind of experience.
If like me you can’t stand to use a trackpad on a laptop for very long, then a travel mouse is an essential purchase. The ideal portable mouse is wireless, has a USB receiver that can be left plugged-in all the time, and doesn’t need a new battery every few weeks.I’ve had a few rodents in the past that deliver on the receiver and the wireless, but have always been let down on the battery life. Logitech may have just fixed that final issue with its new M325 mouse, though.The M325 claims to have an 18-month battery life. Of course, this will vary based on usage, but even if it only achieves half that battery life I think users will be happy. I’m hoping it at least manages a year under heavy use.Logitech has been using its Unifying receiver for a while now, and the M325 is no exception meaning multiple devices can be connected through a single USB port. Thankfully it ships with the Nano version of the receiver so you can leave it plugged in all the time without fear of breaking it.As for other features of note there is a new micro-precise scroll wheel that has 72 ratchets. Your typical mouse usually has no more than 24, so the precision claim can be believed. The mouse is also contoured for comfort and ships with a 3-year warranty giving you peace of mind.The price? $39.99, which isn’t bad at all if you consider how much you’ll save in batteries over the course of its lifetime.Read more at Logitech, via Hot Hardware
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/3228485 Saturday 11 Feb 2017, 6:30 PM An Indian schoolbook advised children to suffocate kittens It was part of an experiment designed to show what would happen to an animal in an airtight box – the result isn’t too surprising. 18,237 Views File photo of a kitten (definitely alive). Image: Shutterstock/Lapina File photo of a kitten (definitely alive). By AFP Share16 Tweet Email2 AN INDIAN PUBLISHER has caused a furore with a school textbook that encourages children to suffocate kittens as part of a scientific experiment.The book, which is used in hundreds of private schools in India, includes an experiment in which two kittens were placed in separate boxes — only one of which had airholes.“Put a small kitten in each box. Close the boxes. After some time open the boxes. What do you see? The kitten inside the box without holes has died,” read the text.Animal rights activists said several schools had already pulled the offending page from the book, entitled Our Green World.They have also secured a promise from the publisher that it will not be included in the next edition.“It might be stupid, but they were endangering the lives of the children and animals by citing such an experiment,” Vidhi Matta, spokeswoman for the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations, told AFP on Wednesday.Matta said she was unaware of any student actually conducting the experiment.Indian textbooks frequently make the headlines for their glaring mistakes and controversial content.Last week a passage from a textbook in Maharashtra state caused outrage over its assertion that “ugly” and “handicapped” women had led to a rise in dowries claimed by the groom’s family.One government textbook in central Chhattisgarh state blamed women for a rise in unemployment, while another claimed that Japan had dropped nuclear bombs on the US during World War II.© – AFP, 2017Read: Gardaí warn pet owners to be responsible after finding abandoned kittens in suitcase > Short URL 25 Comments Image: Shutterstock/Lapina Feb 11th 2017, 6:30 PM
Tina Belcher, the eldest of the Belcher siblings, is a feminist and utterly hopeless romantic. She knows what she wants and doesn’t care about the levels of embarrassment she goes through to obtain it.That’s the beauty of this Belcher. She’s literally in the midst of her unapologetic budding sexuality. She’s obsessed with boys, loves zombies, has strange dreams about both equally and ultimately goes about her day, still waking early to write fics. Her parents and siblings are always on her side, even if most of the things she does gets a little too weird, even for them. However, the one thing that Tina tries to take control of – and has little to no control over is her love life.It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster to get the love that she truly deserves. To document Tina’s rollercoaster of love, we have to take a look back at the boys that Tina has dated. We’ll go from the good, the bad, the ugly and the mmm…maybe because I’ll be throwing in a surprise pick. So, hold onto your butts, and let’s get started!via FoxTHE UGLYTina has dated some guys that have straight up played games with her heart and mind for their own personal gain. These boys not only haven’t treated her right, but Jonas and Nathan have proved to be little scumbags all around.JONAS was… a piece of work. Jonas was a delivery boy and a passing crush of Tina’s in the episode “Uncle Teddy.” (S4E14) He manipulates Tina by using his “good” looks and melodica skills, which honestly sounds like the coolest instrument in the world if Jonas wasn’t playing it. He also uses his breezy blonde hair to take advantage of Tina to gain access to the restaurant for him and his friends. Not cool, Jonas, not cool.via FoxIt’s understandable why Tina liked Jonas. He’s the guy you’ve swooned over for and did anything for because his attractive teen boy looks just drove you wild. We’ve ALL been there, for better or for worse, but thankfully, Tina wakes up to Jonas’ bull. And when she does, it’s just in time for Teddy gives him and his moped a jump off a cliff to wake HIM up.NATHAN‘s the worst out the both of them. In “Beefsquatch” (S2E9), Nathan is a massive fan of Get On Up with Chuck and Pam and obsessed with Pam, one of the hosts. He went to every taping produced. That’s enormous dedication or dangerous stalking; I can’t decide. Nathan just couldn’t get close tasting the hair of Pam, so he came up with a plan. Tina had backstage access because of Bob and Gene, Nathan used this to his advantage and started “dating” Tina to gain that access.Nathan was terrible. He not only used Tina for his gain but also showed signs of being an emotionally abusive boyfriend. The way Nathan speaks to her is out right disrespectful, telling her “don’t tell me how to love you” wasn’t what she deserved. He also used Tina’s image and dressed as her to manipulate and get what he wanted. That’s not cosplaying, and she surely didn’t consent. Nathan was a terrible human specimen of a boy that very much rubs you the wrong way. *blows raspberries at Nathan* Good riddance.THE BADNow, not all the boys in Tina’s dating life are as ugly as these. However, some of them are either bad news or plan ol’ bad FOR her. She goes out of the way for these boys, and they completely ignore her until she’s with someone else. Oh, let’s not beat around the bush. The only person on this particular BAD list is Jimmy freakin’ Pesto Jr.We might have some different opinions on the matter, but I’ll come out and say it right now: JIMMY JR. is the WORSSSSSTTTTTTTT. Tina has pinned over him since the beginning. He somehow fails to realize how in love with her he truly is until the last minute. There’s just something about Jimmy that she just can’t get over (his butt) and some of us just wish she would.via FoxTina has “logged over 3000 fantasy hours with him”, but the way he treats her is like she’s an afterthought. Jimmy likes the attention that he gets from Tina, even though, he seems annoyed by it. That is until Tina is around another boy, he all of a sudden becomes jealous and needs her to be his.In dating, Jimmy is the person you’ve pined over, doesn’t want you, but when you find someone better… you’re the most valuable girl in their life. He hits you with a “You up?” at three in the morning and tells you about HIS day, but never asks about yours. Tina deserves better than Jimmy Pesto Jr. and his wishy-washy attitude. “The Land Ship” (S6E2) made it seem like they were going on a path that might lead to more, but it reverts to what it’s always been. Again, JIMMY IS THE WORSSSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTTT.THE SAY WHAAA?We’re just reaching the top of the rollercoaster that is Tina’s love life. We’ve started from the bottom now we’re here. (You’re welcome). Before we make that big drop, we’ve got to talk about some bizarre choices that Tina has dated. Henry Haber and Jeff, The Ghost Boyfriend, are two options that you have to triple take and literally go, “Say Whaaaa?!”“Tina and the Real Ghost” (S5E2) introduces us to JEFF the best ghost boyfriend who ever lived… kinda. After Linda, Gene, Louise, and Tina try to summon the spirit residing in the basement via an Ouija board, they find out that he’s a 13-year-old boy. Tina becomes smitten instantly, and the pair soon becomes a couple. However, when Jeff decides to “switch” girlfriends, he decides to date Tammy instead. He breaks it off with Tina via a steamed break up message on the school’s bathroom mirror. But, better than text, right?via FoxJeff was an interesting choice for Tina, but a choice that was worth Tina knowing what a boyfriend can do for you. When Tina took Jeff to the butterfly exhibit, and when the butterfly landed on the nose it was supposed to be Jeff giving her butterfly kisses. You couldn’t help but smile at this couple. Tina deserves this kind of attention and love from someone.One thing I love about Tina is that she knows when something isn’t right for her. This was the case with HENRY HABOR. We first meet Henry in the episode, “Carpe Museum” (s3e22), but the interaction between these two wasn’t as pleasant as the next time we see them together. Henry and Tina are the dorks of the Wagstaff. Tina says that everyone calls Henry the “school weirdo,” but in the episode, they try to help each other be a little less dorky to everyone.The next time we see them together is in “Ain’t Miss Debatin” (S7E15). Henry asks Tina to join the debate team and becomes smitten with her for her mad fire debate skills. They made a pros and cons list on if they should date and Tina wins, acting as Pros. Tina knew it wasn’t a right match for her, but she dated him because logic dictated they’d be right together even though she couldn’t fall in love with him. Tina ends up falling for another boy from a rival debate team, soon breaking up with Henry.via FoxI know I put Henry in the Say Whaaaa? section, but Henry wasn’t a bad match for Tina. They could have worked so well together if not for the bizarreness of their pros and cons list of dating each other. Tina wanted to date him because of logic, but the brain and the heart want something different. Especially if that something different is boys with long neck and accents. I’d make the same choice too.THE GOODNow that we’ve gotten The Ugly, The Bad and The Say Whaaaa?!’s out of the way, we can dive into some better loves that Tina has had. When Tina’s presented with the real deals, she was outstanding. There’s a moderate amount of right in Tina’s love life, so she takes what she can get. With Darryl and Jordan, they were all worthy candidates for Tina’s love and for different reasons.As much as we love DARRYL, I think we can all agree that he’s not right for Tina. But the way he treated Tina when they were “dating” deserves an honorable mention in this article. “Can’t Buy Me Math” (S5E11) focused on Tina and Darryl as they hatched a plan to date each other to obtain their actual crushes, Rose Batista and Jimmy Jr. To do this, they would need to win ‘Cupid’s Couple’ at the Valentine’s Day dance. Tina starts to coach Darryl on how to be a boyfriend. When they break up after the dance, the plan seemed to have worked almost too well.via FoxTina starts to get jealous of Darryl and Rosa, believing that she does have feelings for Darryl and ends up breaking up Rosa and Darryl for a little while. Thankfully, she fixes their relationship, but Tina is still left alone.Darryl is a type of unexpected love. The guy that you’re not sure if you like him or want to stay away from him, but once you get to know him, you see him in a brand new light. For Tina, he isn’t HER person that she should have as an endgame. He’s one of the best guys ever. I mean… Have you heard that voice?“The Land Ship” (S6E2) introduced us to another love for Tina. As good as it could have been, JORDAN CAGEN came with a lot of moral issues for Tina. He also came with a human face sucking problem as well. In an attempt to spice up her life, Tina hangs out with Ghost Boy, someone who graffiti artist who tagged a couple of plays. She finds out later that it’s Jordan, a fellow Wagstaff student.Tina starts to like him for his bad boy attitude and them “… did something like kissing” aka, he became her Facehugger. Tina eventually had to make a major decision: to help Jordan with his master plan of painting Ghost Boy on the Land Ship OR to cover it up and let no one knows he did it and that she helped him with it. She chose the latter, putting her relationship with him in a downfall.via Fox / TumblrThis was a relationship that Tina could easily blend into without going full “bad girl” like she did with Tammy. Jordan was a fresh start for her. The “bad boy” that wasn’t so bad, but just liked to do bad things on occasion, you know – when the mood was right. Even though Jordan was one of the fresh choices for Tina, his kissing skills could use a lot of work. Tina even said that it was hard for her to breathe when he kissed her, but — to give him some credit — Tina was his first kiss, so one day, he will hopefully learn how not to smother anyone with his mouth.THE MMM… MAYBEIt might just be me reading a bit into these, but I think Zeke and Tammy would be ace partners for Tina. They both present something that she’s never had before. On one side, a straight out of a fanfic prompt and trope. On the other, a reoccurring situation that could be one of her endgames. Tammy and Zeke present a superb case of why they should be with Tina, and I’d like to tell you why.To plead my case for TAMMY LARSEN, I must give the following disclaimer. Tina has NEVER had a crush on Tammy or vice versa. I acknowledge that, but they have all of the ingredients for the classic fic prompt/trope of enemies to lovers tale.via FoxTina and Tammy are rivals but started out as friends. Tammy says mean things to Tina, but Tina always comes back hard (if she can get a word). Yes, Tammy is a very negative influence on Tina. Tammy is almost always a little jealous of Tina when she gets the spotlight. Tina thinks that they can be friends, even after all the mean things they spew back and forth at each other, I believe they have the potential to look past middle school drama bombs and not just be friends, but develop some deep crushes.If Tina wants to live in a fanfic, what better way to live it out? It would be somewhat cool if the creators of Bob’s Burgers gave a twist to Tina’s next love. Listen, I know this is wishful thinking, let me have my dream.Now, the moment I’ve been waiting for. We’re at the top of the rollercoaster guys, and we’re just about to fall. ZEKE and Tina are my personal OTP. I love them together for a lot of different reasons. #1, his name doesn’t begin with J. #2, he pays attention to Tina WAY more than almost anyone else has (except Josh, but we’ll get to that soon). I think Tina and Zeke could be the epitome of opposites attract if they both gave each other a chance.via FoxA couple of episodes that helps this theory start with “Broadcast Wagstaff School News.” (S3E12) When Tina researched who the Mad Pooper was, she discovered that Zeke was the one who was pooped around the school. He was going to stop until he noticed that the story was important to Tina, so he continued. I mean… Can you think of a better way to get a girl’s attention?“Midday Run” (S5E8) is another episode that catches their cuteness together. They’re stuck together for half the episode! Zeke even says to Tina, ““Damn Tina. Now I got a story to tell on our wedding day. You think that’s not going to happen, but I’ll getcha girl! I’m gonna getcha!” How cute is that? Zeke would be a perfect match for Tina at the end of the day. He pays attention to her wants and needs. Behind the rough guys exterior, Zeke’s a super sweetie underneath it all.THE BESTPrepare to swoon as we fall in love with JOSH all over again. Josh is the best of the best. The best boy of this love rollercoaster, the one you want to see at the top before you fall in love screaming how perfect they are until your lungs collapse. (How are these rollercoaster puns for you?) Tina could have had it all with Josh if she didn’t let her greed get in the way.via Fox / TumblrThey first met in Cinderella type situation in the episode “Lindapendent Woman” (S3E14). It was interesting (and sweet) to watch them get along behind the dairy freezer. It would have been even more interesting to see this relationship carry on for awhile. Josh isn’t just sweet towards Tina, but also super attentive to her needs.However, in “Two for Tina” (S3E17), Tina has to decide if she wants to go to the dance with Josh or Jimmy Jr. Josh treats her so wonderfully, and Jimmy Jr. only wants her because another boy has her. By the time they get to the dance, the boys engage in a dance off for Tina’s attention. Tina does the one thing that will either make or break something. She chooses both of them. They don’t choose her.Now, it’s always lovely when a character wants to make a polyamorous relationship work. However, the boys were not about that type of life. She needed to talk with them about that first before she grabbed a handful of butts and decided both of them were hers. Josh is and always will be the best boy for Tina because of his pure sweetness and his epic dancing skills. I wish Tina and Josh would work out and hopefully, she didn’t mess that up forever.And there you have it. The ins and outs, ups and down, twists and turns and an every so hilarious ride that is the love life of Tina Belcher. It’s been a while journey for seven seasons so far. Here’s to hoping that Tina finds a true love somewhere that will make her happy. And that it’s not Jimmy freakin’ Pesto, Jr. Tune in next time for a look into the journey of Gene’s musical adventures! (Maybe, I hope so. :P)Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019Best Father’s Day TV Episodes to Stream This Weekend
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 21, 2017 – Nassau – Consistent with the Commissioner’s Policing Plan for 2017, Quick action by officers from the Mobile Division has resulted in the arrest of three adult males and the recovery of two illegal firearms following a shooting incident that has left a man dead and another detained in serious condition on Friday 21st April 2017.According to reports, shortly after 4:00pm, a group of men were standing in front of a car wash located on Market Street near Palm Tree Avenue, when the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle pulled up and fired several shots at them before speeding off. Two of the men were shot and transported to hospital, where one of them succumbed and the other is detained in serious condition.Police were immediately alerted and responding Mobile Division officers spotted the getaway vehicle fleeing from the area. A search ensued that ended in Ridgeland Park, where three men fled from the getaway vehicle on foot. The officers gave chase and captured the three men. One (1) Tech 9 automatic firearm and a .40 pistol along with several rounds of ammunition were recovered from the men.Police suspect the three suspects to be responsible for several homicides and armed robberies.ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, IS URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8476 (FAMILY ISLANDS)#MagneticMediaNews#threemurdersuspectscaughtbypolice#RoyalBahamasPoliceForce Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Christie says police to receive overtime post-elections Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #RoyalBahamasPoliceForce, #threemurdersuspectscaughtbypolice
In what could come as a big disappointment for its millions of subscribers across India, Reliance Jio has decided to withdraw its Summer Surprise offer just a few days after it was announced.Reliance Industries-owned telecom operator Reliance Jio has decided to withdraw its Summer Surprise offer after Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) intervened and advised it to roll back the plan, reported The Economic Times.Also read: New Jio Summer Surprise: Now, Jio set top box set to disrupt DTH sector with 3 months free serviceIn a surprise move, Reliance Jio announced a new offer to its subscribers after the Happy New Year offer ended on March 31. It extended the deadline of buying Rs 99 Jio Prime membership to April 15 and offered three months of free Internet service under the Summer Surprise offer (starting April 15) to those who buy Rs 303 plan or higher.Now, the complimentary benefits are being asked to be withdrawn as soon as operationally feasible. However, Jio has said that those who have already opted for the Summer Surprise offer will be eligible for the benefits.Reliance Jio was first launched in October 2016. It offered free unlimited access to high-speed 4G data, HD voice call, HD video call, SMS, and Jio apps for three months under its Welcome Offer. It extended the offer for three more months till March end under the Happy New Year plan though the daily data usage of 4GB at 4G speed was decreased to 1GB.The Mukesh Ambani-owned company was supposed to start charging Rs 303 per month from its Prime members for 30GB data starting April till March next year. However, many things happened in a matter of few days with the deadline for subscription of Jio Prime membership being extended from March 31 to April 15 and the withdrawal of the Summer Surprise.
May 7, 2014 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Yesterday Google updated its mobile Maps app for iOS and Android with new features that will make it easier to stay on track even when you’re offline.In order to better prepare for road trips and vacations, Maps now lets users save and name locations for reference when service isn’t available. Travelers can pull up their saved maps from the profile icon in the top right corner.The new lane guidance feature helps drivers avoid wrong turns and wasted time by showing them which lane they need to be in for their next turn or exit. This feature appears to have been carried over from Waze, a social navigation app that Google acquired last June for $966 million.Related: 5 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day LongFor those who use public transit, integrated schedules and the “depart at” and “last train home” features will keep riders from missing the train or becoming stranded far from home.For even more travel options Maps now lets city-dwellers compare transit options and routes with Uber. Users who have the Uber app installed and select the option will be taken straight into the app.For shopping and dining, new search filters for finding nearby businesses based on their hours, cost and reviews are aimed at making it easier for users to find exactly what they need right away. No more going to the museum only to find it’s closed on Mondays.Related: I Removed Every Inessential Thing From My Website. Here’s What Happened (to My Life). This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free
The engineer elves at Pebble have been very busy. So busy that they’ve just rolled out a snazzy new feature for their Android-loving Pebblers — the awesome power to reply to and act on mobile notifications right from their Pebble smartwatches. Oh, the nerdgasmic joy of it all. The cool, new interactive capabilities come freshly wrapped in Version 2.3 of Pebble’s Android app. The Palo Alto, Calif. startup revealed the geeky-good news today in a fun, festive way on its official blog.Related: Watch Out: Smartwatches May Go Mainstream This Holiday SeasonIn the workshop with presents to share. It rhymes with “shmandroid swear.” Deets on the blog: http://t.co/NWTw80aWhv pic.twitter.com/WgV4btuDpo— Pebble (@Pebble) December 16, 2014“It’s Android Wear notification compatibility on Pebble, and it’s awesome,” the announcement trumpets. In a nutshell, the update, made possible by Google’s open source approach, makes Pebble more Android Wear-like.Bonus: The update also packs “actions that even Android Wear devices themselves don’t perform,” like replying to Hangouts messages with emoji and “sending moolah to friends who pass a Square Cash request your way.”Related: 3 Unusual Ways Smart Tech Meets FashionThe new features are in still in beta for now. If you’re itching to try them, why not sign up to be part of Pebble’s Android beta testing group? No invite required.Pebble Initially launched in 2012 via a record-smashing $10.3 million Kickstarter campaign. Its crowdfunding-fueled success essentially kicked off the smartwatch craze, along with, of course, a slew of competitors.The company has since expanded into the retail market, with availability in some 10,000 stores worldwide. Last September, Pebble dropped its price for a standard smartwatch from $150 to $99, and its premium Steel version from $240 to $199.Related: Why Wearable Tech Isn’t the Next Big Thing — Yet Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global December 16, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read Register Now »
Chrome 52 for Android: Less video data and battery usage by Martin Brinkmann on August 03, 2016 in Google Chrome – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 1 commentThe latest stable version of Google Chrome for Android, version 52, ships with improvements that promise better battery life and reduced data usage when watching videos.If you like to watch videos on your mobile device, and use Chrome for that, you may benefit from improvements that Google implemented in Chrome 52.Google started to roll out the new Chrome 52 release for Android on July 27 and the roll out is still ongoing at the time of writing.The new mobile browser version ships with several improvements that optimize video playback on mobile devices.Google promises that Chrome users will experience smoother playback and faster load times for one. The company created a video that shows the old and new version of Chrome side by side when loading and playing the same video.The load time improved by the factor five according to Google but mileage may vary as always. While a factor of five sounds impressive, it simply means that videos will load in less than a second now instead of about a second.Google also mentioned that battery will last longer but did not reveal why that is the case.With the release of Chrome 52 on Android, video playback has been improved for speed and power efficiency. This means you will see smoother playback and faster load times. Videos will now start playing sooner, instead of pausing briefly before loading, and your battery will last longer.Another improvement is that Chrome’s Data Saver Mode works for videos as well now. Users may save up to 50% of data when Data Saver Mode is enabled in Chrome when they are watching videos using the mobile browser.This is achieved by showing a “lightweight version of the video”. Google notes that the improvements are most noticeable on short videos.To enable Data Saver on Chrome for Android do the following:Tap on the menu icon in the upper right corner.Select Settings from the menu that opens.Locate Data saver on the page that opens and tap on it.Tap on the toggle icon at the top to enable Data Saver in Chrome for Android.Note: All regular traffic (http) is tunneled through Google servers when enabled. Google compresses and optimizes these pages before they are sent to the mobile device.Opera’s data compression technology offers similar functionality. Users may either install Opera Max as a standalone application, or enable it directly in the web browser.Closing WordsVideo is highly popular and there is little doubt that the popularity won’t fade away any time soon. Better battery life — even though it is not clear how much better — as well as faster load times and data savings will certainly be welcome by Chrome users who watch videos regularly on their mobile Android device.SummaryArticle NameChrome 52 for Android: Less video data and battery usageDescriptionGoogle Chrome 52 for Android ships with a series of video playback improvements that promise better battery usage, faster load times and less data usage.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
More News You Can UseHopeful about the promise of 5G? Verizon’s network is here … if you can get a signal. Cocktail ConversationTo combat a fast-spreading measles outbreak that has infected more than 280 people, the mayor of New York City ordered all unvaccinated people in parts of Brooklyn to get the shot or face a $1,000 fine. Some are questioning the legality of this move, but once an outbreak gets going, it can be extremely hard to stop.WIRED Recommends: New KindleThere’s a new entry-level Kindle, and it’s basically like the PaperWhite but $40 cheaper. As long as you aren’t looking to take it in the bath with you, this thing’ll get the job done. Tech news you can use, in two minutes or less:Scientists reveal the first picture of a black hole.It may not be how you imagined it after watching Interstellar, but you can finally see the first real picture of a black hole. The image was taken over five days using eight telescopes, and it depicts the supermassive black hole at the center of M87, a galaxy 54 million light years away.Facebook is changing News Feed … again.Facebook is taking yet another stab at halting fake news, announcing a slew of changes to News Feed. Most of these are to restore integrity to the platform, but one of the biggest changes is something called Click-Gap. This metric, rolled out globally today, is meant to stop content that is disproportionally viral on Facebook as compared to other places. In other words: It won’t let you be viral on Facebook if you aren’t viral anywhere else on the internet. This may be good at stopping some of the viral fake news the platform has become famous for, but bad for smaller outlets that have optimized their content specifically for Facebook.
If you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking When and where is it on?August 15-19, Convention Centre Dublin and Point Square, and other places around the city.How many years has it been going? Dublin 2019 – An Irish Worldcon will be the 77th World Science Fiction Convention. Worldcon has been going since 1939, with a four-year break during World War II. This is the first Worldcon in Ireland.What was the inspiration to start it?A group of readers and writers of the early pulp science fiction magazines decided to meet in New York in 1939. Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov were among those present at the first Worldcon.What exciting things can people look forward to?More than 700 separate events, including author readings and panels, discussions of films, television, comics and other media, science talks and an academic subconference. Arts events include a film festival, exhibitions and talks by comic artists, and science fiction related theatre and concerts including the Irish Video Game Orchestra, the Doubleclicks, Library Bards and Finland’s geekiest women’s choir, Another Castle. There will be two productions by Traveller playwright Rosaleen McDonagh and eleven other theatrical performances. Further information is available on the website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).What opportunities are on offer for those attending?* Party like they did in 1939 – except now you can meet and spend time with other fans from all over the world. Hear your favorite SFF authors, hang out with them, and discover new writers and books. * Learn about the history of science fiction and fantasy in Ireland and other countries. * Make a fantasy costume and wear it in the Masquerade catwalk and competition. Costuming is a tradition that goes back to the second Worldcon in Chicago in 1940. * Play and discuss board games – Steve Jackson, author of Melee and Munchkin, is the gaming Guest of Honour.Stroll through the art show and Creative Alley where artists make things while you watch. Bid in the art auction. * Dance the night away at a science fiction themed ceilidh and a dance party DJed by author John Scalzi. * Vote for the Hugo Awards (by July 31, see list of finalists) and watch the star-studded awards ceremony on Sunday night. A separate retro themed ceremony to award Retro Hugos for works published in 1944 will be held on Thursday night.Who will be speaking?Authors on the programme include Guests of Honour Ian McDonald and Diane Duane as well as Elizabeth Bear, Marie Brennan, Pat Cadigan, Zen Cho, Aliette de Bodard, Guest of Honour Diane Duane, Joe Haldeman, Roz Kaveney, Mary Robinette Kowal, Peadar Ó Guilín, George R.R.Martin, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Ada Palmer, Rebecca Roanhorse, V.E. Schwab, Catherynne Valente, John Scalzi, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Jo Walton, and many more.Speakers in science panels and lecturers include Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno, as well as astronauts Dr Jeanette Epps and Dr Norah Patten. Featured comic artists and fine artists at the con are Afua Richardson, Jim Fitzpatrick, Maeve Clancy and Sana Takeda.What tips would you give to people attending to get the most out of it?Look out for the full programme coming online around August 1, and plan what you want to see most, but also remember that you can’t possibly see everything. Whatever you end up going to will be fascinating and will be your Worldcon.How can people book tickets / when does it usually sell out?Full memberships and day passes are available until August 1 on the website. 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Jackson Clarion-LedgerMississippi State defensive coordinator Geoff Collins will leave to take the same position at Florida, FootballScoop learned on Tuesday morning. Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated first reported the move, and ESPN’s Joe Schad reported he will receive a three-year contract.Dubbed the “Minister of Mayhem,” Collins helped Mississippi State to a 10-2 mark this year. The Bulldogs ranked 13th nationally (and second in the SEC) in third down defense, first in red zone defense, tied for first in red zone touchdown percentage allowed and 10th in scoring defense. Mississippi State also ranked 63rd nationally in yards per play allowed, and placed 58th in 2013.Collins served as linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator in 2011-12 before his promotion to defensive coordinator prior to the 2013 season. He spent the 2010 season as defensive coordinator at Florida International, and two years as the linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator at Central Florida before that. Collins was a member of Nick Saban’s original staff at Alabama, serving as director of player personnel in 2007.As for Florida’s incumbent defensive coordinator, we have been told that Jeremy Foley expressed to Jim McElwain he would like D.J. Durkin to remain on staff. While this remains an option, we have been told Durkin has a number of options on the table at this time. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix As always, check The Scoop for the latest.
GO TO JAPAN, A NEW DIGITAL AGENCY WITH NCT JAPANIn another move, always in keeping with maximising budget and technical needs, NCT has brought in a new specialist agency – Go To Japan – to drive its digital strategy on the web and social networks in Japan. From January 2019, Go To Japan will be working under the supervision of the representative agency Connect World Wide (CWW) to improve the destination’s exposure and impact on the web and social networks in Japan. Some figures:– 5 000 tourism professionals trained each year.– 100 B2B & B2C events (workshops, press conferences, trade shows) organized each year.– 160 million Euros of media coverage each year.NEW CALEDONIA TOURISM, AN OVERVIEW:New Caledonia Tourism (NCTPS) is an Economic Interest Group (GIE) and is the link between its institutional partners and the tourism sector professionals, ensuring tourism is promoted from:– New Caledonia to the international market, under the brand of “New Caledonia, Pacific Heart”– the South Province to the local market under the brand of “Destination South Province”Founded in 2001, it is financed by the South Province and also by its local tourism industry members. It is based in Nouméa, with representation in Australia, Japan, France, New Zealand, Italy and China. From January 2019, New Caledonia Tourism (NCT) will be using the Interface Tourism Agency to drive its strategy in the European market. This agency, a specialist in the tourist sector, will represent the destination in France as well as in Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. It’s a new step to strengthen New Caledonia exposure on a European scale and to maximise promotional initiatives!In August 2018, with the assistance of Atout France, NCT launched a call for tenders to recruit a representative agency for 2019 onwards for the French and European markets, in order to replace its current office. NCT has been looking to promote the destination on a European level, targeting several countries (depending on their development potential) and for this they need to turn towards a major agency. Interface Tourism, a multi-media European agency specializing in the promotion of international and French long-haul destinations, won the tender. Based in Paris, it also has offices in Italy and works in partnership with other agencies such as in Germany. However, NCT will be working directly with the group’s French office – Interface Tourism France.Created in 2000, Interface Tourism France currently has 27 experts within its French office, working for 37 international clients such as Maldives Marketing and PR Corporation, Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority, Philippines Department of Tourism, Singapore Tourism Board, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism. It also works with airline companies as well as hotels, on-line travel agencies, tourist offices, convention centres and theme parks.For New Caledonia Tourism, Interface France will be tasked with representing the destination by driving all promotional areas with a strong digital marketing strategy, advertising campaigns, tactical campaigns (airline companies and tour operators), community management, niche marketing and working on higher awareness to distributors (TOs, travel agencies), media and influencers. All while increasing synergy between initiatives and markets in order to pool costs and maintain global consistency.It is because of their expertise and diverse skills that NCT is now turning to this multi-channel agency in order to shape its long-term marketing strategy to the European markets. Interface Tourism will take up its functions from 1 January 2019. The post Interface Tourism, the new European representative agency for New Caledonia Tourism appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Blog
Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “For me, it was something more than football,” Boldin said Monday. “I think everyone that knows me knows that my passion has always been football. But I think at this point, there’s something that overrides me wanting to accomplish different things on the field. And that right now is the work that I do helping other people.“There’s no better time than right now. Everybody in this country knows what we’re going through as a country.”In the interview Monday, Boldin said he didn’t see himself running for any office or political position. But he did say he wants to battle injustices with the platform he’s been provided through football.“My family is still going through an ordeal where my cousin was killed on the side of the road. … So, for me, this isn’t something that’s new,” he said.“I’ll continue to do the things I’ve been doing, giving my voice to those that don’t have a voice,” Boldin said. “Going to Capital Hill, testifying before Congress, doing work locally on the state level, on the federal level. I’ll continue to advocate for the rights of those who feel like they don’t have equal rights. I’ll continue to fight for the injustices that are going on in this country.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments Share Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling LISTEN: Anquan Boldin, Former Cardinal WR The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin is shown against the Detroit Lions in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) Former Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin announced his retirement on Sunday, but his decision to call it a career goes well beyond football.In 2015, a man named Corey Jones was waiting for roadside assistance along the side of a road in Florida when an undercover police officer approached. The officer never told Jones he was a cop — but he did tell him to put his hands up.The officer shot and killed Jones. That was Boldin’s cousin.The officer in the shooting, Nouman Raja, is scheduled to go on trial on Oct. 30 of this year and faces charges of manslaughter and attempted first-degree murder, according to the Sun Sentinel, a newspaper in south Florida.So when violence erupted recently in Charlottesville, Va. as white supremacists caused violence and protests that were linked to three deaths, racial tension in America was only worsened.In an interview with The Blitz with B-Train and Jurecki on 98.7 FM, Arizona’s Sports Station on Monday, Boldin explained his decision to retire and cited civil rights issues and current racial tension in America. He also mentioned his cousin’s death.“Seeing the events that happened in Charlottesville really just took it over the top,” he said. “I had a Jewish friend who called me right after it happened. (…) He said, ‘I can’t believe that this is happening. I never thought that I would see this happen in America.’ And for me, I’m thinking, ‘This is what African-Americans have been trying to show everybody for the last — I don’t know how long.’”Having just signed with the Bills on Aug. 8, Boldin was set to enter his 15th NFL season. He played for the Cardinals from 2003 to 2009 and is a three-time Pro Bowl selection. But the former Super Bowl champion had a greater calling. Your browser does not support the audio element.