Kaashmora: It feels good to be called Kattappa Jr, says Karthi

first_imgActor Karthi unveiled the first look posters of his upcoming supernatural thriller Kaashmora on August 17. Ever since the release of the posters, fans have been comparing Karthi’s look in the film with the character Kattappa –the slave warrior of Baahubali fame. Sporting a bald look with a long beard, Karthi’s resemblance of Kattappa was pretty evident in the posters. Hence, people have already started addressing Karthi as ‘Kattappa Junior’.ALSO READ: Kaashmora first look out- Karthi looks stunning as a warrior ALSO READ: Kaatru Veliyidai- Karthi sports three different looks in his upcoming film Speaking about Kattappa reference, Karthi was quoted by iFlickz as saying,” For three years, we kept this look a secret, ever since the inception of this character called Rajnayak. The day I heard the script from Gokul, I was raring to start the film but the making and pre-production took time. I went on to do Komban and Thozha before commencing shoot for Kaashmora. In the meanwhile, halfway through our preparation, Baahubali hit the screens. We were surprised to discover that Satyaraj’s Kattappa was similar looking to Rajnayak. But the team had chosen this look from dozens of different variations suggested. A lot of planning and designing and several test shoots, had gone into the final selection of this character. We knew that Rajnayak was younger, fierce and vastly different in character from Kattappa and there was no similarity whatsoever. So we decided to keep it as it is. But Rajnayak and Kaashmora have no similarities at all to Baahubali. However, when they now call me Kattappa Junior, I feel good. Satyaraj uncle is a close family friend and a wonderful actor. So to be compared to Kattappa is a compliment!”advertisementAccording to reports, Kaashmora is a multi-genre film and has elements of horror, comedy and action, besides period flavour.Santhosh Narayanan, who is basking in the success of Kabali music album, has composed the songs and BGM for Kaashmora.Tipped to be the most expensive project of his career, the film also stars Nayanthara and Sri Divya as the leading ladies.Directed by Gokul, Kaashmora is said to be the first south Indian film to have used 3D face scan technology for an important sequence in the film, which lasts for 15 minutes.last_img read more

Asus ZenFone Live with beautification feature for video streaming launched at Rs 9,999

first_imgAsus launched a new camera-centric phone called the ZenFone Live (ZB501KL) on Wednesday that apparently lets you live stream a prettier version of yourself on social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. The “ZenFone Live is the world’s first smartphone with hardware-optimised, real-time beautification technology,” that works in tandem with the phone’s BeautyLive app to ensure a “perfect look when you go live,” according to Asus. The Asus ZenFone Live will cost buyers Rs 9,999 and it will be available across online and offline channels.The BeautyLive app, that comes pre-bundled with the ZenFone Live, is exclusive to the phone and cannot be copied or transferred for use in another smartphone, claims Asus. “Just like digital makeup foundation and glamour, the BeautyLive feature smooths facial blemishes in real time and streams your live selfie video on popular social media platforms.” Moreover, the ZenFone Live also comes with a pair of MEMS microphones to “reduce noise and ensure that your voice is heard.”On the inside, the ZenFone Live is a pretty standard affair. It comes with a 5-inch 720p display and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory which is further expandable by up to 128GB via a micro-SD card. The dual-SIM ZenFone Live runs Android Marshmallow-based ZenUI and supports 4G LTE and USB OTG. It is further backed by a 2,650mAh battery. It sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and LED flash and a 5-megapixel front camera with f/2/2 aperture, 82 degree wide view angle and a ‘soft-light’ LED flash.advertisementOn the outside, the ZenFone Live comes with an all-metal body that feels oddly plastic and has no fingerprint scanner. It comes with curved 2.5D glass on the front and physical capacitive keys below the display that are not backlit.last_img read more

Baku Hosts Troubled European Games

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares BAKU, Azerbaijan — Even before their first opening ceremony, the European Games are struggling.Created to provide a European version of long-running continental competitions such as the Pan-American Games and Asian Games, the first edition of the European Games has been battered by sporting and political turmoil.Without any high-level track and field or swimming competitions – traditionally the two most popular Olympic sports – there are questions over the European Games’ credibility as a sports event. Host nation Azerbaijan brings immense oil wealth to the table, but also a much-criticized human rights record.For organizers, the games are simply a way to revitalize European sport.“It was ridiculous why Europe did not have its own games,” says Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committees and the main driving force behind the creation of the June 12-28 games.“There has been a decline in Europe winning medals at various Olympic Games since 2008 and I think these games will help redress that situation.”On June 10, two days before the opening ceremony, there came another blow when the Netherlands abruptly pulled out of hosting the 2019 European Games, less than a month after being chosen by Hickey’s EOC.The timing of the Dutch withdrawal was “purely coincidental” and two more cities are interested in hosting the 2019 event, Hickey said.The European Games are unquestionably big – more than 6,000 athletes are competing, double the number at last year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi – but have struggled to cement themselves in the packed sports calendar.In attempting to create a new Europe-wide multi-sports event, organizers were faced with numerous vested interests, especially among European sports federations with their own continental championships, some of them big money earners.Athletics and swimming are the two main holdouts. Reluctant to create a rival to their own competitions, both sports allowed only low-level competitions in Baku.All events in the pool will be for juniors, while crowds at the 68,000-capacity Olympic Stadium will watch athletes compete in Europe’s fourth-level international team competition.“I accept that track and field, athletics and swimming is a lower-level event, I’m not trying to hide away from this,” said Simon Clegg, the former British Olympic Association Chief Executive who has led Baku’s preparations.In some events, mostly the combat sports that are popular in Azerbaijan, competitions boast numerous Olympic and world championship medalists. For others, the entry lists are packed with 16-year-old hopefuls and athletes with little chance of qualifying for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.The uneven nature of the competitions makes it hard to predict who could top the medal table, but Russia is the early favorite after sending strong teams for most events, including Olympic gymnastics champion Aliya Mustafina.Of the 20 sports on the program in Baku, organizers say 12 offer Olympic qualification. Many only do so indirectly, by offering world ranking points or, as in the case of track and field, simply offering a chance to achieve qualifying standards, just like any regular meet.If this month’s games in Azerbaijan are successful, the EOC can strengthen the competition for 2019 by giving athletics and swimming an ultimatum, Clegg said.“In the future, this puts the European Olympic committees in a very strong position to negotiate with the European federations as to if they want to be in the program next time, they have to have the top level, or they are out,” he said.Athletics and swimming are already involved in a rival to the European Games, which would bring together rescheduled versions of existing continental competitions under the name of the European Sports Championships. That plan would give the sports federations more control – and likely more income – than the European Games model.In the meantime, Azerbaijan’s status as host nation is causing headaches.The Azerbaijani government – headed by members of the Aliyev family for the last 22 years – has been criticized by human rights campaigners who say the government has imprisoned political opponents on trumped-up charges and that security forces often torture suspects. That worries some in the sporting world.“When human rights defenders who justifiably criticize things are illegally locked up, that can’t be tolerated in anyway,” former world rowing champion Christian Schreiber, who heads the German Olympic Committee’s athletes’ commission, told The Associated Press by telephone from Germany. “One should be in solidarity with people who stand up for something.”Athletes should not be blamed for competing in Baku, Schreiber said, but human rights issues should be taken into account when countries bid for major events.For Azerbaijan, the aim is to use the European Games as a springboard to host other big events in future. Although the country bid unsuccessfully for both the 2016 and 2020 Olympics, officials are adamant the European Games are no consolation prize and have not ruled out another Olympic bid in the future.“Baku and Azerbaijan will be very well positioned to make a bid for the Olympic Games,” Hickey said. “They can run any event in the world after this.”Azerbaijan is already due to host a string of major sporting events, starting with a Formula One race on the streets of Baku next year, before the Islamic Solidarity Games in 2017 and four games of soccer’s European Championship in 2020.In a sign Azerbaijan is confident of hosting more competitions, there is no declared legacy use for the vast athletes’ village built for the European Games, capable of hosting more than 7,000 athletes. After the games, it will merely stand empty until more athletes come.(JAMES ELLINGWORTH)last_img read more

Stars Attend 2018 World Of Children Hero Awards

first_imgLast week, World of Children, a global recognition and funding organization for individuals exclusively serving the needs of vulnerable children, celebrated heroes for children at the annual 2018 World of Children Hero Awards Benefit at Montage Beverly Hills.Neriah Fisher and Brooke BurkeCredit/Copyright: Rich Polk/Getty Images for World of ChildrenBrooke Burke (TV Personality, Creator of BrookeBurkeBody, CEO of Modern Mom, Host / Co-Producer of Hidden Heroes) emceed the event and was joined by special guests Lily Aldridge Followill (World of Children Ambassador, International Model, Child Advocate) and Caryl M. Stern (President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF).Nearly 300 guests gathered for a special evening recognizing Veronica and Brian Grazer with the World of Children Board of Governors’ Award, and four extraordinary individuals for their work with children in various parts of the world. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, and awards program featuring special performances by the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir and The Kenyan Boys Choir. With the donations made during the event’s auction, World of Children will be able to increase each of the four Honorees’ original grants by 33%, helping to change the lives of thousands more children.Celebrities, VIP guests and World of Children supporters in attendance included Lionel Richie (Recording Artist / American Idol), Norman Lear (Writer / Producer), Bethany Mota (Social Media Personality), Christina Milian (Recording Artist), Jimmy Iovine (Music Producer), Rachel Roy (Fashion Designer), V. Bozeman (Recording Artist / Actress), Dana Walden (Chairman and CEO, Fox Television Group), Gary Newman (Chairman and CEO, Fox Television Group), Jim Gianopulos (CEO, Paramount Pictures), Ron Meyer (Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal), sponsor Haim Saban (Record, Film and Television Producer), Emmersyn Fiorentino (Actress), as well as Kay Isaacson Leibowitz and Harry Leibowitz (World of Children Founders / Event Co-Chairs), and more. In addition, Brooke Burke’s daughters Neriah Fisher and Rain Charvet, Brian Grazer’s son Patrick Grazer, along with Rachel Roy’s daughters Tallulah and Ava Dash were among the evening’s presenters.Veronica and Brian Grazer received the World of Children Board of Governors’ Award for their unwavering dedication to the organization, elevating awareness for child advocates, and for being instrumental in establishing the annual Hero Awards Benefit. Max Frieder (Founder, Artolution) received the 2018 Crisis Award, presented in partnership with UNICEF USA, for igniting positive social change via impactful, large-scale interactive murals around the world, and empowering youth in communities that face social exclusion and trauma, including refugees, the incarcerated, people with disabilities, and young people living in areas of conflict or extreme poverty. During the event, exclusive mural art pieces from Rohingya and Syrian Refugee Camps were featured in the silent auction.Additionally, three other individuals were honored with the 2018 Hero Award, a unique honor given to past Honorees who have previously received a World of Children Award. These are individuals who have leveraged their original awards far beyond what could have been anticipated – delivering an even more profound impact for children. The 2018 Hero Award Honorees included the following:2018 Youth Alumni Honoree: Sarah Cronk, founder of The Sparkle Effect, is helping students create middle school, high school and college dance and cheer teams that bring together students with and without disabilities. 2018 Humanitarian Alumni Honoree: Douglas Maclagan, founder of Child Welfare Scheme, which provides education, healthcare and social opportunities for vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Nepal. 2018 Health Alumni Honoree: Dr. Elizabeth Jones, co-founder of Foundation for the Children of the Californias, which provides a nonprofit pediatric medical center to meet the critical needs of children in Tijuana, Mexico.The 2018 World of Children Hero Awards Benefit Honorary Chairs include Daniela Braga, Molly Eldredge, Jeffrey Kapor, David E. Salzman, Sandy Sholl, and Caryl M. Stern. Event Co-chairs for the event include Molly Eldredge, Kathy Fogel, Adam Freede, Veronica Grazer, Craig Leibowitz, Rachel Roy, Susie Sheinberg, and Sandy Sholl.last_img read more

LEGENDARY CANADIAN COSTUME DESIGNER DELPHINE WHITE NAMED RECIPIENT OF THE FIRST CAFTCAD

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment White also assisted on films directed by Gus Van Sant, James Foley, Paul Schrader, Nick Cassavetes and many more.“Delphine is the rightful recipient of the Industry Icon Award because, throughout her career, her designs have been intricate, and thoughtfully detailed. But more than that, she has been a positive, warm person who cared deeply about seeing people other than herself do well.  She has consistently been a champion of young designers,” said Chairman of the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) Awards.“I am very honoured to receive this award from my peers.  I have been so lucky to have spent my life imagining other people’s lives and visiting the past, the present and the future to create their stories in combination with directors, DOP’s and production designers.  I loved the process and the people.  The real reward comes in sharing that with folks coming into the film and theatrical world and seeing the excitement. I can’t think of a better way to spend a lifetime.”The CAFTCAD Awards will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto..ABOUT CAFTCAD Formed in 2008, the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) is an association of individuals interested in promoting costume design for film, television and media from both an artistic and technical perspective. Our goal is to enrich our community with a national organization that is inclusive of experience and talent.The Alliance provides an open forum for discussion, networking and knowledge sharing for our members through periodic seminars, workshops, exhibits and an online forum. We explore the areas of individual design approach, illustration, and advancements in film technologies. We celebrate the richness of historic and contemporary fashion and its relationship to our craft.Our vision is to increase awareness and the value of costume arts and design as a powerful element in the collaborative process of filmmaking; furthering international recognition of the creative talent we have in Canada.Tickets available at: https://www.thecaftcadawards.com/tickets/Follow us on:Web:  www.thecaftcadawards.comFacebook: @caftcad Instagram: @caftcadawardsTwitter: @caftcadawards Advertisement Toronto – Distinguished costume designer Delphine White will be the first recipient of the Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts & Design (CAFTCAD) Industry Icon Award.The CAFTCAD Industry Icon Award is presented to a costume designer or costume creator or contributor who has distinguished themselves over the breadth of their career and their contributions in Canadian costume design and arts for film and television.Instead of following her original career path in political science and academics, Delphine White decided, on a whim, to try costume design and realized it was where she belonged. Delphine established herself as a designer with the early, iconic films of David Cronenberg including Fast Company, Scanners, The Brood and Videodrome. She went on to work with Terry Gilliam on Tideland, Norman Jewison on Bogus, Barry Levison on Copper, she dressed Robin Williams in Man of the Year, and she collaborated with Guillermo Del Toro on the fourth season of The Strain.last_img read more

Google dropped from LGBT equality index

first_imgSan Francisco: An anti-LGBTQ app on the PlayStore that influences a person’s sexual orientation using psychological or spiritual interventions has raised questions about Google’s corporate equality ideals leading to the search engine’s suspension from the CEI rating. The app “Conversation therapy” originates from a non-profit organisation — Living Hope Ministries — which “proclaims a Christ-centred, Biblical world-view of sexual expression rooted in one man and one woman in a committed, monogamous, heterosexual marriage for life because anything less than this ideal falls short of God’s best for humanity”. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year US-based LGBTQ civil rights advocacy group — Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation — has suspended Google from its 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for failing to remove the app from PlayStore, USA Today reported on Thursday. The CEI is a report published by the HRC Foundation as a tool to rate American businesses on their treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) employees, consumers and investors. “Pending remedial steps by the company to address this app that can cause harm to the LGBTQ community, the CEI rating is suspended,” the report noted. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India “Conversation therapy” is a practice that is used to influence a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity using psychological or spiritual interventions. Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft have removed the app from their platforms and currently, petition-filing platform Change.org has collected over 1,40,000 signatures for removal of this app from PlayStore. Google’s suspension from the CEI comes as a shock especially because the company has been known to support the LGBTQ community. In 2018, Google scored a full 100 per cent on the CEI report. Google has not yet commented on the matter.last_img read more

Wanted 16strong squad for World Cup Shastri

first_imgDubai: India coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said he would have preferred a 16-member World Cup squad instead of the mandated 15 and urged those who missed out to “not lose heart”. India announced a 15-strong squad for the mega-event, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom, and the omissions of young keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and veteran Ambati Rayudu triggered a debate on the choices made by the selectors. Shastri steered clear of commenting on the furore. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I don’t get involved in selection. If we have any opinion, we let the captain known,” Shastri was quoted as saying by a website here. “When you only have 15 to pick, there is bound to be someone or the other who misses out, which is very unfortunate. I would have preferred 16 players. We had mentioned to the ICC that in a tournament that long, 16 players makes sense. But the diktat was 15,” he added. Shastri said those who missed the final 15 should look ahead as opportunity can knock anytime. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”They (who missed out) shouldn’t lose heart. It’s a funny game. There could be injuries. So you never know when you could be called up,” he said. When pressed on Vijay Shankar’s selection for the No.4 slot months after captain Virat Kohli declared Rayudu as the front-runner for the position, Shastri said the spot remains a flexible one. “Total flexibility (on No. 4 position) depending on conditions, opposition. I would say the top three but after that you can be very flexible,” he said. Shastri also brushed aside criticism that India seem to be too reliant on Kohli to carry them through. “If you look at the last five years, the way the Indian team has performed, they have always been in the top two or three. To be in top two or three for five years in a row, No. 1 in Tests, again top three in T20 cricket you can’t depend on one player,” he asserted.last_img read more

North Carolina women knock off No 25 South Florida 7169

ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands — Stephanie Watts scored 24 points and the North Carolina women handed No. 17 South Florida its second straight loss at the Paradise Jam, 71-69 on Friday.The Tar Heels backed up a Thanksgiving Day beat down of UCLA, 83-49 in the opener, and avenged a stinging loss to South Florida the 2016 Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas, 83-55. Watts is one of four members of the UNC rotation to have played in that loss.Shayla Bennett hit a jumper with 5:36 remaining to give UNC a 12-point lead, 67-55, but Beatriz Jordao scored at the basket, on a jumper and from the free-throw line to help the Bulls eat into that deficit. Sydni Harvey’s layup with 1:11 left cut it to five, 70-65, and Elisa Pinzan hit from deep to make it 71-68 with :09 left. Laura Ferreira added a free throw but the Tar Heels forced a turnover on the Bulls’ final possession.Watts hit 9 of 14 from the field, including 4 of 8 from beyond the arc. Paris Kea and Janelle Bailey each added 14 points.South Florida, which lost to Kentucky 85-63, got 22 points from Ferreira and 18 more from Jordao. Harvey added 17 points.UNC faces Kentucky on Saturday while South Florida plays UCLA.The Associated Press read more

Your GAA Championship weekend review

first_imgDonegal fans had their eye on a different international superstar Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOFriends in Clo’ places, eh?… Eh? Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOAnd it still wasn’t the best cardboard cut-out of the week Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOWexford get the job done in 70 minutesAfter taking 180 minutes to overcome Clare in their epic struggle of the past fortnight, Wexford managed without extra-time in their SHC qualifier victory over Waterford. Although, it was nervy enough in the final minutes of the 3 – 15 to 2 -15 win. NEED TO CATCH up on another super weekend of GAA? Look no further. Source: James Crombie/INPHONear-perfect Dublin earn 9/10 ratingReigning All-Ireland SFC champions Dublin made light work of Meath in the Leinster decider to claim their ninth provincial crown in the past decade. Cian O’Sullivan and Michael Darragh MacAuley head for The Hill. Source: James Crombie/INPHOThanks to goals from Bernard Brogan, Eoghan O’Gara and Kevin McManamon the Dubs never looked like getting caught out and, refusing to take their foot off the pedal, led by as much as 20 points in the final quarter before declaring a score of 3 – 20 to 1 -10.Donegal back on top of Ulster footballYou can’t keep a good side down. So, after Jim McGuinness’ side were dethroned by Monaghan in Clones last year, Donegal exacted revenge at the same venue yesterday. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOOdhran MacNiallais scored three points from play as 2012 All-Ireland winners chiselled out a hard-fought 0 – 15 to 1 – 09 win, with sub Chris McGuinness getting the Farney county’s goal.It was not enough to defend the Anglo Celt crown, however, as Monaghan met a focused Donegal side with Ryan McHugh in imperious form.Not that Pat Spillane was too impressed Meath fans may well have preferred the latter.The pundit reckons the founders of the GAA wouldn’t have enjoyed the fare in St. Tiernach’s Park either:“Think of the men who gathered in Hayes’ Hotel in Thurles, this wasn’t the game they dreamt of.”Though he may have been projecting slightly.He was just jealous he didn’t get to drink cider out of an aul’ paint bucket on Church Hill Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOClassy celebrationDublin players brought the Delaney Cup straight to five-year-old Molly McNally who is battling Neuroblastoma. And here’s what we have to look forward to in the SHCQuarter-final: (July 27): Limerick v Wexford, Tipperary v Dublin. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOCork and Kilkenny await in the semi-finals.Same time next week? Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOWexford are also through to the final four, Ursula Jacob’s 1-10 marking the bulk of her side’s 5 – 19 to 0 – 13 win over Dublin. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHOElsewhere, Cork sealed a runner-up spot by seeing off Galway to set up a quarter-final against Offaly. The Tribeswomen will face Clare.Derry’s last Championship involvementMartin O’Neill had Tomas Quinn talking him through the Leinster final. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOThere was needle in Dublin v Meath even before throw-inDiarmuid Connolly opted not to shake hands with Paddy O’Rourke.https://vine.co/v/M27EXlpv0T6What’s next?The All-Ireland Senior Football Championship is now down to 12 teams. With the dust settling on this weekend’s results, it leaves us a little clearer on the road to the quarter-finals. Round 4a: (July 26)  Cork v Sligo, Galway v Tipperary.Round 4b: (Weekend of August 2) Meath v Armagh, Monaghan v Kildare. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet Quarter-finals: (Weekend of August 2) Kerry v 4a winner, Mayo v 4a winner.(August 9) Dublin v 4b winner, Donegal v 4b winner. Paul Morris celebrates the ‘1’ in his 1 – 6. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHOBanner hearts broken, AGAINBack to football, and Kildare scored seven unanswered points in the second half of their qualifier clash with Clare in Ennis on Saturday.The massive turnaround brought the Lilywhites the narrowest of 0 – 13 to 0 – 12 win. Source: James Crombie/INPHODavid Tubridy scored a third of his side’s points, but was left distraught as his late chance to level trailed wide.Why not celebrate with a Johnny Doyle cake?Some lucky mother… Source: Jemma GorryArmagh get cheekyStephen Harold went full-Granny with this pinching challenge on Kevin Higgins. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOWith this momentum, who could blame them?Many Armagh fans were ready to start planning late summer holidays after they exited the Ulster Championship to Monaghan, but the Orchard county have steadily picked up pace in the qualifiers. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOOn Saturday, they scored 17 points from play against a hotly-tipped Roscommon side. Next in their sights, Meath.How about this point from Tony Kernan?SWERVE.Credit: Live GaelicWexford and Kilkenny Power on to semi-finalsKatie Power bagged two goals as Kilkenny comfortably overcame Derry to take their place in the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship semi-finals. Source: James Crombie/INPHODedicated fans of the weekendIt’s all very well for the Dubs singing while soaking up the sun on Hill 16. Try the national anthem on a close, wet Saturday evening in Dr Hyde Park. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOWe salute you, ladies.Meath’s ‘what-might-have-been’ moment Source: MeathChronicle/YouTubeMinors double up Conor Morrisson celebrates with Sean Daffan and Michael Miler. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHODonegal‘s minors made it a day of double celebration for the north west county.  John Campbell scored an early goal as Armagh were blitzed with 1 -07 before they managed a score of their own. Jamie Brennan punched home in the second half to wrap up a 2 -12 to 0 – 10 win in the Ulster final.An eight-minute goal rush helped Dublin overcome Kildare in the Leinster MFC decider. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHOCon O’Callaghan, Colm Basquel and Aaron Byrne hit the Croke Park net to put Dublin into a commanding seven-point lead at the break and that deficit was only widened after the break as Cian O’Callaghan and co strode to a 3 – 16 to 1- 12 victory.MDMA tested the waters to see if Rihanna could resist his latest bit of blinglast_img read more

Apple déclare la guerre aux hackers

first_imgApple déclare la guerre aux hackersÉtats-Unis – Deux célèbres hackers ne peuvent désormais plus se connecter à l’App Store. Erreur de manipulation de leur part ou action délibérée d’Apple ?Sherif Hashim et iH8sn0w sont deux hackers célèbres pour leurs “exploits”. Pourtant, leurs comptes sur l’App Store viennent d’être désactivés et un message apparaît à chaque tentative de connexion à la plate-forme : “Cet ID Apple a été banni pour des raisons de sécurité”.À lire aussiGecko, incendie et loup, les 8 actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 10 décembre Les deux pirates ont-ils été victimes de leur succès ? Ou Apple bannirait-il automatiquement certains hackers suite aux rumeurs courant dans le milieu du jailbreaking ? Si tel était le cas, certaines personnes pourraient se retrouver par erreur sur une liste noire, ce qui porterait un coup à l’image d’Apple.Une autre hypothèse est envisagée : le message d’erreur correspond à celui d’un ID Apple bloqué suite à plusieurs tentatives de connexion ratées. Dans ce cas, le blocage serait une simple réponse des serveurs d’Apple qui constatent que quelque chose ne va pas avec le compte manipulé par les hackers. L’App Store, victime de son succès, fait en effet aujourd’hui l’objet d’un piratage massif.Le 17 février 2010 à 16:04 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

WWE celebrates Jeff Hardys birthday Friday with his 10 most jawdropping dives

first_img Pinterest Facebook Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Google+ Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte To celebrate the 41st birthday of Jeff Hardy on Friday, WWE posted to their Twitter account a short compilation video of Hardy’s 10 most jaw-dropping dives.You can check out the video below:Prepare for your jaw to drop SEVERAL times as we celebrate @JEFFHARDYBRAND’s birthday today! pic.twitter.com/VhC559zJRt— WWE (@WWE) August 31, 2018center_img Twitter Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)last_img read more

Cat rescued after home catches fire in Plantation

first_imgWorking fire 620 NW 67 Ave single family heavy to the rear on arrival. Fire out, no injuries. 1 cat rescued. Under investigation. pic.twitter.com/zi7vDjHVlX— Plantation Fire (@PlantationFire) November 29, 2018All of the residents were able to safely escape the fire.Fire crews also rescued a cat from inside the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Crews worked to put out flames after a home caught fire in Plantation.Plantation Police and Fire Rescue units responded just after 9 p.m. to the scene along Northwest Sixth Street and 67th Avenue, Wednesday.Officials said the fire started at the back of the home, and firefighters quickly put it out.last_img read more

Texas residents could receive more federal aid to pay for costly health

first_imgIllustration by Todd Wiseman | Texas TribuneHealth plans premiums under Obamacare are going up.As Texas consumers prepare for the fourth open enrollment to sign-up for or renew health insurance coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, they face rising costs but could also receive more financial assistance.Beginning Nov. 1, Texas residents can go to Healthcare.gov, the federal health exchange website, to sign up for health plans available in their area. But the sign-up period comes after several health insurers — including Aetna, UnitedHealthcare, Scott and White and insurance start-up Oscar — have called it quits on the federal website. Texas consumers’ monthly health insurance bills could rise an average 25 percent, according to a federal Department of Health and Human Services report.While Texas state leaders and legislators have relished not promoting anything related to President Barack Obama’s 2010 health law, 1.3 million residents signed up for coverage in 2016. The federal law requires everyone to have health insurance whether through the federal or state health exchange websites or through an employer, with some people qualifying for tax credits to help cover the cost. Those who forgo insurance face tax penalties in the spring.Jamie Dudensing, CEO for the Texas Association of Health Plans, said the reason “health insurance premiums are expensive is because health care is expensive.” She said medical care from, drug prices to freestanding emergency rooms, is becoming more costly and consumers are feeling the brunt. Insurance companies have built pricing tools to help people understand what they are paying for. Among Texas insurance policyholders, 74 percent could buy a plan for $75 or less per month after receiving a subsidy, while 80 percent could buy a plan for $100 or less after receiving financial help from the government, according to the HHS report.“We are concerned about prices, but we’re not panicked about what’s happening because health insurance is available and it’s good coverage,” Dudensing said.For insurers, a big concern is how people hop on and off plans throughout the year. Dudensing said uninsured people will sometimes become sick, get health insurance and cancel once they feel better. She said those tactics “completely negate” the point of health insurance and can affect prices.But news reports over rising premiums and health insurance companies opting out of offering coverage in certain areas “shakes people out of complacency” to get more information, says Mimi Garcia, Texas director for Enroll America, a national organization that helps with sign-up efforts. She said some Texas navigators — trained people who help answer insurance application questions — have been receiving calls since September about the upcoming open enrollment, a sign that consumers are “actively engaged in their health coverage.”Garcia also pointed out that while premiums are going up, consumers can expect more subsidies to help offset the cost.Eighty-four percent of Texans who bought a health insurance plan in 2016 received tax credits, with the average amount being $257 per month. Texans paid an average of $87 per month after subsidies. But some residents make too much money to qualify for subsidy help, a key point from Republican lawmakers that has troubled the Obama administration.“The important thing is subsidies are going up as well so we’re really encouraging everybody to talk with an in-person assister to find out what plans there are,” Garcia said. “It’s about their own personal situation, and the vast majority of people in the marketplace, particularly those in Texas, are getting help.” The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.Find the original article here. Sharelast_img read more

NASA Wants to Solve Its Space Poop Dilemma

first_img Space may be a terrifying prospect all its own, but think of how weird, and scary pooping in space must be. No privacy, the possibility that your poop’s going to go everywhere — wait, we’re talking about while astronauts are walking around in their spacesuits, aren’t we? You know they wear special space diapers for that.Whether diapered up in space or forced to find some other way to make space waste, astronauts have a hard time handling their bodily needs while hurtling through the universe. That’s why NASA has curated the Space Poop Challenge, a competition organized by NASA Tournament Lab (NTL) and has chosen a winner via the HeroX crowdsourcing initiative to settle this issue once and for all.A winner was found in Thatcher Cardon, a physician, flight surgeon, and Air Force officer. He created the “MACES Perineal Access & Toileting System (M-PATS)” thanks to his medical background. His idea reached beyond that of keeping any waste in the spacesuit.“I never thought that keeping the waste in the suit would be any good,” Cardon explained to NPR “So I thought, ‘How can we get in and out of the suit easily?’Cardon, speaking on the incredible ways surgeons can replace heart valves via catheters in arteries, suggested a small airlock in the crotch of a spacesuit that you could pass catheters or inflatable bedpans through. It ended up being the winner of the contest.Other runners up would end up sharing a combined total of $30,000, where Cardon will take home about half the prize money, which is no slouch of a sum! It’ll be interesting to see if the suit ends up with more terrestrial applications, such as easy ways to keep patients healthy and clean when they’re restricted to hospital beds or hospitals in general. It was an impressive move indeed. Stay on target Indestructible Poop Parasites May Be Lurking In Your PoolWatch: ‘Poop Tornado’ Destroys Homes After Sewer Line Blockage last_img read more

Patent reform act stirs mixed emotions in science circles

first_img The first-to-file system positioned by the America Invents Act is praised because it keeps things simple. If you filed for the patent first, you get the patent protection. The idea is to speed the patent process and stimulate innovation.Supporters also praise the reform because the patent office is to have the authority to set its own fees and have access to money it collects from patent and trademark applicants. The result, they say, is that the office will be better able to hire more patent examiners and upgrade its technology systems.David Kappos, director of the patent office, said the overhaul was going to give his agency the tools to deliver cutting-edge technologies to the marketplace sooner, drive down the backlog of patent applications, and speed up the issuance of patents “without adding a dime to the deficit.” Washington supporters foresee more spinoffs and in turn more new hires. The Act’s supporters say it could create 200,000 jobs.As vocal as the praise is for this reform, critics have stepped up to complain that the Act will do little good for inventors. Opinion pieces and press statements have cast their shadows over the Senate vote. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has said that the reform will not move any mountains for the kinds of people it represents, small-scale innovators and individuals Other technology critics voiced similar views, in that detractors felt it is big technology firms that will have unfair advantage to file first. Inventors at large companies that employ patent lawyers can more easily rush to file applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Critics also doubt whether the Act will help create as many jobs as is claimed, unless they are counting lawyers too.A dividing line about the efficacy of patents in supporting innovation, meanwhile, further divides attitudes toward the new America Invents Act. There are strong convictions amongst software developers that development is cumulative, compatibility with existing data formats is essential and collaborative efforts work out best. The public wiki End Software Patents is a case in point.”The reform we need is legislation clarifying to the courts that software is not patentable,” says the ESP site. Many professionals in biomedical industries, in contrast, say that they need protection from patents to make sure competitors don’t feed off their efforts.A number of academic groups have welcomed the legislation. They think it will help inventors at universities better compete in the global market. That is the thought expressed in a statement from university groups including the Association of American Universities, Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of University Technology Managers. (PhysOrg.com) — The Senate on Thursday approved (by a vote of 89-9) the America Invents Act. The Act is being hailed as a substantial overhaul of the U.S. patent system. The America Invents Act changes the way one can obtain patents to a new “first to file” system replacing the old “first to invent” system. The move is seen as a way to curtail wasteful court disputes where warring parties fight over who invented what first. The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, as it is formally called, is being championed as the answer to what was wrong, for decades, in the patent process. Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img More information: leahy.senate.gov/press/press_r … C4-82F2-986318A17B6D US Congress sends Obama major patent overhaul Citation: Patent reform act stirs mixed emotions in science circles (2011, September 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-patent-reform-emotions-science-circles.htmllast_img read more

Study shows plants appear able to forget memories when they are not

first_imgPlants grow and are cultivated in diverse and dynamic environments where they are exposed to a multitude of stressful factors. These environments challenge plants to balance acclimation, memory and recovery responses, as represented in this image where a fern is challenged to grow out of a stone wall atop Machu Picchu. Credit: Peter Crisp Prior research has shown that plants are able to ‘remember’ events such as droughts, so they will not have to go through the same process of learning to survive under such conditions if another drought occurs. Other studies have shown that the process involves DNA, because some plants are able to pass on such memories to their offspring—but how such memory passing was done was mostly unknown. In this new effort, the researchers report learning not only more about how such memory processing occurs, but also how plants are able to reset if conditions change such that a memory that has been learned that is no longer useful can be eliminated.The researchers found that in order for a plant to create a memory, it has to create a certain protein—one that will have an impact on its own DNA, which allows for impacting future generations. It is all part of a process called RNA decay, they report, where DNA strands are transcribed into RNA, before they are translated into proteins. It is the RNA decay process that controls the amount of RNA molecules that are to be tuned into proteins—any disruption to that process prevents a memory from being formed, they note, suggesting the means by which prior memories may be eliminated. Doing so is important , they add, because holding onto memories uses resources—if a plant seed is blown into an area where a drought will never occur, for example, than it should release the memory of how to contend with one, thus conserving its energy.The team notes too that some plants also appear to have a type of short-term memory that is not related to either DNA or RNA, but thus far it is not understood, primarily, because it has not yet been studied. © 2016 Phys.org (Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with Australian National University Canberra, has found evidence that suggests that plants are able to reset a memory that has not been proven to be useful, in essence, forgetting things after they have been stored. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the team describes genetic studies they undertook with plants and what they found as a result. Journal information: Science Advances More information: P. A. Crisp et al. Reconsidering plant memory: Intersections between stress recovery, RNA turnover, and epigenetics, Science Advances (2016). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501340 AbstractPlants grow in dynamic environments where they can be exposed to a multitude of stressful factors, all of which affect their development, yield, and, ultimately, reproductive success. Plants are adept at rapidly acclimating to stressful conditions and are able to further fortify their defenses by retaining memories of stress to enable stronger or more rapid responses should an environmental perturbation recur. Indeed, one mechanism that is often evoked regarding environmental memories is epigenetics. Yet, there are relatively few examples of such memories; neither is there a clear understanding of their duration, considering the plethora of stresses in nature. We propose that this field would benefit from investigations into the processes and mechanisms enabling recovery from stress. An understanding of stress recovery could provide fresh insights into when, how, and why environmental memories are created and regulated. Stress memories may be maladaptive, hindering recovery and affecting development and potential yield. In some circumstances, it may be advantageous for plants to learn to forget. Accordingly, the recovery process entails a balancing act between resetting and memory formation. During recovery, RNA metabolism, posttranscriptional gene silencing, and RNA-directed DNA methylation have the potential to play key roles in resetting the epigenome and transcriptome and in altering memory. Exploration of this emerging area of research is becoming ever more tractable with advances in genomics, phenomics, and high-throughput sequencing methodology that will enable unprecedented profiling of high-resolution stress recovery time series experiments and sampling of large natural populations.center_img Citation: Study shows plants appear able to forget memories when they are not useful (2016, February 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-02-memories.html Explore further Memory replay prioritizes high-reward memories This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgYou know a book with a lot of pictures?’ I tried to explain to my father. ‘So like books for kids?’ my father added, not very helpfully. ‘No! A picture book for adults!’ I said exasperated. ‘Ok, that makes sense,’ my father says finally, ‘So that is what a coffee table book is!’Wikipedia defines a coffee table book as – A coffee table book is an oversized, usually hard-covered book whose place is for display on a table intended for use in an area in which one would entertain guests and from which it can act to inspire conversation. Subject matter is predominantly non-fiction and pictorial or a photo-book. Pages consist mainly of photographs and illustrations, accompanied by captions and small blocks of text, as opposed to long prose. Since they are aimed at anyone who might pick the book up for a light read, the analysis inside is often more basic and with less jargon than other books on the subject. Because of this, the term ‘coffee table book’ can be used pejoratively to indicate a superficial approach to the subject. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Coffee table books have captured the imagination of the publishing universe, making ways for photographers to join in to the fray of ‘authors’ of sorts as topics are taken to create these hard bound books of great visual pleasure and some informative ones as well. From biographies of actors, musicians, artistes to art forms to history and even  food and fashion are in integral part of the list of subjects as far as coffee table books are concerned. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBecause of the quality of print, paper and perhaps the degree of curation that goes in to the creation of these books, the prices are well above normal hardcover fiction or even non-fiction. Assuming that the content is mostly visual and the information is more in the form of easy captions than detailed paragraphs – what makes this form of ‘literature’ worth their money?The main driving force behind such books can perhaps explain that quasi-economic query of ours. David R. Brower, sometimes credited with inventing the modern coffee table book, had the idea for a series of books that combined nature photography and writings on nature, with, as he put it, ‘a page size big enough to carry a given image’s dynamic. The eye must be required to move about within the boundaries of the image, not encompass it all in one glance.’ A coffee table book, therefore, is never a literary addition to a table. It is art. And art has more value than a paperback.Delving in to a world of coffee table books, we browsed through four very intriguing ones. Here’s a sneak peek.Spice Story(Niyogi Books, Rs 1500)Written by Hugh and Colleen Gantzer and with a foreword by Dr MS Swaminathan, Spice Story takes you through all the spices that we have grown up with. The chilies, the cardamoms, cinnamon, fenugreek, cloves, turmeric right to the fancy vanilla, mint and the saffron. The books traces the history of each condiment explaining how it is made and how it came to be discovered and used. The authors call spices the ‘secret ambassadors’. ‘Historically, mankind called on them to celebrate victories, enhance their myriad faiths in rapture of holy smoke, even to enter the bridal chamber and bring fragrance and flavours to the start of a life-long relationship.’Kaavad Tradition of Rajasthan: A Portable Pilgrimage (Niyogi Books, Rs 1495)The Kaavad of Rajasthan is portable shrine with multiple doors that fold into themselves. The Kaavadiya Bhat or the storyteller, journeys with the brightly painted wooden box to the homes of his patrons, to recite their genealogies and to regale them with the stories of their pantheon of deities. Authored by Nina Sabnani and with a foreword by BN Goswamy, this book unfolds the tradition of the Kaavad with beautiful pictures, tracing the story, the trajectory and also what lies next for this magical box of stories.Rajasthan: Exploring Painted Shekhawati (Niyogi Books, Rs 2995)Cycling into rarely visited  northern Rajasthan, in tiny desert towns, author Ilay Cooper discovers impressive buildings, their walls covered with vibrant paintings. Fascinated he explores further to find that the main painted towns lie in the now defunct administrative district of Shekhawati. 10 years of research makes for a documented record under the commission of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). Cooper is joined by local teacher Ravindra Sharma and through their two-and-a-half years of adventures, the duo describe and document 2,260 buildings across Shekhawati. The unpublished writings and drawings of Colonel Lockett and Lieutentant Boileau, who crossed Shekhawati in 1831, come to light via Cooper’s research. The book traces the history behind the paintings in Shekhawati – a military mission that lead to an artistic one!Temple Architecture and Art of the Early Chalukyas (Niyogi Books, Rs 2500)The temples of the early Chalukyas dating from the 6th to the 8th century, are unrivalled in all of India for their dates of creation and unusually complete conditions. Written by George Michell and brought to life by the photographs of Surendra Kumar, this book brings to life the beauty of these monuments that despite their outstanding significance in both history and architecture,  have lacked a publication that does justice to their artistry.last_img read more

VIDEO Totally relatable Tom Brady fired a strike from a yacht to

first_img Advertisement Tom Brady has been engaged in a battle for the hearts and minds of Patriots nation, and even though Brady was a no show at OTA’s he did get in some reps during a Tag Heuer promotional event on a yacht in Monaco.With more people dressed in white than a Puff Daddy Hampton’s party, Brady showed he’s in midseason form by firing a strike while standing on a yacht to Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo on a neighboring boat. Give Ricciardo credit, he made a nice grab and got two feet down just like Julian Edelman. We’ll call the play ‘Boats and Go’s.’Tom Brady continues to be so relatable. Watch him impress the gathered crowd of Zoolanders with the old yacht toss trick.Before getting on the yacht, @danielricciardo was challenged to catch a ball launched at full speed by #TomBrady. Check out the video with @bellahadid and @gerihalliwell cheering them on! #DontCrackUnderPressure #TAGHeuerIsMotorRacing #F1 #MonacoGP #Monaco250 pic.twitter.com/NzKeMkduIz— TAG Heuer (@TAGHeuer) May 27, 2018last_img read more

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La,爱上海Felicity. on July 12 Cameron 15 holds a composite image he made of himself and his father Alton who was fatally shot by police on July 5 “The police took his phone so all the pictures he took are gone” Cameron says “Today has been a peaceful day so far There was less drama today”Radcliffe Roye for TIMEUna: Himachal Pradesh BJP president and three-time MLA Satpal Satti is set to face Congress’ Satpal Raizada in the upcoming state Assembly polls with both promising development in the state if voted to power Una constituency which borders Punjab and is considered as the gateway to Kangra region is throwing up a keen contest this time As the poll campaign enters its final leg before the 9 November elections political heavyweights of the two main parties are canvassing the state to drum up support for their party candidates Representational image AFP Raizada had unsuccessfully contested the last election against Satti in 2012 However this time the party has once again reposed faith in him Satti is seeking votes on the development and projects undertaken in his constituency by the Union government Satti who was busy with preparations ahead of prime minister Narendra Modi’s poll rally spoke about his party’s development agenda and vision for the hill state if his party is voted to power He had won his first election in 2003 by a margin of 51 votes Attacking the ruling Congress Satti said "They indulged in rampant corruption and looted the state Various mafia flourished under their regime But when we come to power we will provide a clean and transparent administration" He also talked about many sanctioned and upcoming central projects for the constituency including the PGI satellite hospital another 500-bed mother-child health centre Indian Oil Corporation’s oil terminal and Indian Institute of Information Technology Both Satti and Raizada were active in student politics earlier Raizada claims that Satti has failed to live up to the expectations of the people He says after demonetisation and the way the BJP brought in the GST traders especially in the urban areas of the constituency have been hit hard Raizada says that Congress government in the state has undertaken all-round development and pace of progress will be further accelerated if the party returns to power To bolster party’s campaign over the next couple of days in the constituency where the majority speaks Punjabi the Congress is also banking on their star campaigners Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu Cameroonian military has killed 27 members of Islamist sect Boko Haram near a North Eastern town This report is according to the country’s owned radio station (CRTV) The CRTV says some Boko Haram insurgents crossed the border into Cameroun earlier this week after attacking some villages a town a military base and police station in Nigeria causing 480 Nigerian soldiers to flee to Cameroun While noting that the killings occurred on Monday and Tuesday the radio 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him that the woman should return to class one in Secondary School and that she knows nothing “In the South East today hundreds of young men have been brutally killed in drug related offenses in South Africa Thailand Malaysia and other Countries Some sell their Kidnies to raise money Give these young men a job of 200k a month they will just laugh at you “Today in NNEWI where I come from it is difficult for you to get a young boy to learn a trade for say 567 years before they are established They prefer Okada business yahoo yahoo begging etc “There are so many fake Proprietors of universities and Polytechnics in NIGERIA that are only interested in money and nothing else They go to JAMB and bribe them to send these 10th rate poor students to them They push and push them until they graduate and the vicious cycle continues We have close to 200 Higher Institutions but how many of them are real higher institutions “I am passionate about getting our Country to work again and that is the reason 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