EPL title between Man City Liverpool could be decided in a playoff

first_imgLondon: The Premier League title race is locked in a battle between Manchester City and Liverpool at the top and if the two sides manage to finish joint on points, there is a possibility of a playoff game. It is advantage City in arguably the greatest title race in history with neither side having dropped points for two months. Defending champions City, after 12 straight wins, are on 92 points, one clear of relentless Liverpool, who have lost just once in the league all season. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuIf City and Liverpool finish the Premier League 2019 season level on points, then the winner will be separated by goal difference. If they are also level on that, then goals scored is the decider. However, if a situation arises wherein the two sides are still level on the above grounds, then the champion is decided on the basis of a play-off. According to the EPL rules, “the clubs concerned shall play off one or more deciding league matches on neutral grounds, the format, timing and venue of which shall be determined by the board.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersBoth the sides have two games left in the current season. For a title play-off to happen, the following types of results mentioned below are needed, along with a goal difference swing of four towards Liverpool. The order of the results below do not matter: — Liverpool draw and Manchester City defeat, as well as both sides having the same type of result (win, lose or draw) in their other game. — Liverpool win and defeat and two Manchester City draws. Has it ever happened before? Despite the rules mentioned, a play-off scenario has never happened in the Premier League. Manchester United and Newcastle were close to making it to the playoffs back in 1995-96 season but the Red Devils ended up winning. There is also a possibility of a play-off required to decide top four in order to qualify for the Champions League or a playoff to book Europa League spot this season.last_img read more

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the family behind the painkiller OxyContin intensified this week and is likely to grow.The Sackler family came under scrutiny when a legal filing in Massachusetts detailed how family members and other Purdue Pharma executives sought to push prescriptions for the drug and downplay its addiction risks.A lawyer who has sued the family on behalf of New York’s Suffolk County says he expects similar claims against family members to be added to hundreds of lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for an opioid crisis.Documents used in the claims could also be used in more than 1,000 suits against the drug industry that have been consolidated under a federal judge.Purdue has blasted the accusations as an attempt to vilify the company.Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press read more

ALTV Announces Launch of Moroccan Version of UserGenerated Program

Rabat – ALTV’s free streaming service is bringing a new daily show to Morocco titled “Li Share3 Wijhar Nadar.” Translated as “Street’s Point of View,” the program will be the first ever user-generated events show in Morocco.The daily Moroccan show promises to provide its Moroccan audience with the relevant, localized content their studies showed Moroccans have been asking for.The project is part of ALTV’s mission to “turn viewers from across the MENA region into digital content creators. The concept behind the show is to share “perspectives of everyday people on the day’s local and global trending stories.” Speaking of the show’s success in the region, ALTV’s ambassador, Yassine Jarram, explained that “Street’s Point of View’s rapid success highlights the evident lack of localized programming that is relevant to local audiences.”The show’s approach to reporting on current events is “refreshing to Moroccan audiences and it is proving popular among the millennial generation.”“The show’s coverage presented through the points of view of local communities sets it apart from traditional mainstream broadcasters. It gives communities a voice in addition to an exciting new source of relevant entertainment,” Jarram said.“Street’s Point of View epitomizes the approach that ALTV is bringing to its content, breathing new life into programming and film production to give local audiences the opportunity to enjoy high quality, local stories,” said David C. McCourt, the show’s executive producer, who is a global media entrepreneur and founder of ALTV.McCourt added that ALTV is exploring testing the show’s format in other markets across the Middle East and North Africa as part of its commitment to its audiences, including Morocco. “… the format and premise of the show is already transcending internationally and we expect to formally announce new markets for the show in the coming weeks and months.”Audiences can expect surprise appearances from well-known guests from time to time. No date has yet been announced for the airing of the first episode.ALTV.com is a community-led digital media platform, offering a grass-roots approach to media production to answer an often-neglected appetite for local content. It offers training and production opportunities to creative people who need a start in realizing their vision. read more

Haiti facing explosive situation because of food crisis UN official warns

18 April 2008Haiti will remain in an extremely precarious economic and humanitarian situation unless it receives an urgent injection of funds to widen emergency feeding operations, extend existing job programmes and jump-start agricultural activity, a senior United Nations official to the impoverished Caribbean country has warned. Joël Boutroue, the Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator for Haiti, told the UN News Centre in an interview that while the security situation had stabilized somewhat this week following recent deadly protests over sharp rise in the price of basic foods, daily living conditions are still dire for many Haitians.“If we don’t react very strongly, then we could find ourselves in a very difficult state,” he said. “The level of poverty, combined with the lack of coping mechanisms for the poorest Haitians, means we have the potential for a very explosive situation.”In the past thousands of Haitians have fled their homeland because of economic or political problems, and the Coordinator said it was vital that the international community, as well as the Government and the country’s civil society and private sector, work together to prevent a repeat.He noted that the price of rice has fallen slightly from its peak and President René Préval has outlined to the nation a series of measures he hopes to introduce to alleviate the situation.The Government, in consultation with the UN, is also devising a plan of action for tackling the crisis that has struck worldwide this year, but hit Haiti – already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere – particularly hard. A major international appeal is expected to launch within the next week.Mr. Boutroue said Haiti has suffered especially because of its poor environment: few forests, infertile or low-quality soil, a lack of irrigation, polluted canals and waterways and a predominance of tiny farms means agricultural activity is limited.The country also has few factories, unemployment is estimated at around 60 to 70 per cent and more than half the population lives on less than $1 a day.Mr. Boutroue, who is also the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative in Haiti, called for a series of short- and long-term measures to bring Haiti back from the brink.These include expanding the existing labour-intensive job programmes that focus particularly on rehabilitating the environment, such as the management of watersheds, so that more agricultural and other economic activity can take place.It also includes widening the current targeted food distribution schemes, such as the communal kitchens in poor neighbourhoods and the school feeding operations. Earlier this week the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced it will distribute an additional 8,000 tons of food to people in need.Agriculture can also be jump-started, the envoy said, by providing – either free of charge or at a subsidized rate – fertilizers, seeds, tools and other equipment.He stressed that many of these activities, including the UN feeding programmes, have the capacity to be expanded rapidly, but he added that a boost should also “inject some more dynamism” into the country and its Government ministries. read more

How major US stock indexes fared Friday

U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Friday as a decline in technology stocks offset a strong performance by Wall Street banks.The S&P 500 notched its third straight weekly gain. Bond yields rose sharply after the government reported that Americans kept spending money in August. Investors were looking ahead to next week, when the Federal Reserve is expected to announce another interest rate cut.On Friday:The S&P 500 index slipped 2.18 points, or 0.1%, to 3,007.39.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 37.07 points, or 0.1%, to 27,219.52.The Nasdaq fell 17.75 points, or 0.2%, to 8,176.71.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 3.07 points, or 0.2%, to 1,578.14.For the week:The S&P 500 rose 28.68 points, or 1%.The Dow gained 422.06 points, or 1.6%.The Nasdaq added 73.64 points, or 0.9%.The Russell 2000 picked up 72.97 points, or 4.9%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 500.54 points, or 20%.The Dow is up 3,892.06 points, or 16.7%.The Nasdaq is up 1,541.44 points, or 23.2%.The Russell 2000 is up 229.58 points, or 17%.The Associated Press read more

John Ivison PMs defence to ethics czar reveals his nasty political side

In his written submission to Dion, Trudeau said his relationship with Wilson-Raybould was challenging and tense, citing examples of her refusing to share information with cabinet colleagues.But Dion said that Wilson-Raybould’s decision-making capacity, her relationship with her cabinet colleagues and her demotion were all immaterial to the case before him.The director of public prosecutions, Kathleen Roussel, had decided in September 2018 that a remediation deal was not appropriate in SNC’s case.The attorney general has the power to overrule the DPP but that power has never been used federally and Wilson-Raybould opted to back Roussel.Dion deemed the decision to be an exercise in prosecutorial discretion and said it was not for him or Trudeau to judge whether or not the attorney general had sufficiently considered the public interest. “I find all these tactics troubling,” he said of the repeated attempts to persuade Wilson-Raybould to re-examine the idea of seeking outside advice on the SNC case.“The authority of the prime minister and his office was used to circumvent, undermine and ultimately attempt to discredit the decision of the director of public prosecutions, as well as the authority of Ms. Wilson-Raybould as the Crown’s chief law officer.”On the concept of “vicarious liability,” he said no one could have influenced the attorney general by virtue of their own position — they were “under the direction and authority of the prime minister.”Trudeau’s interpretation of Wilson-Raybould’s decision was that she was taking an overly rigid perspective on prosecutorial independence — typical of the kind of woolly analysis of an arts graduate. Ethics watchdog says he was denied access to evidence in SNC-Lavalin affair Read Jody Wilson-Raybould’s full statement on the ethics ruling on the SNC-Lavalin affair Six things we learned about the SNC-Lavalin affair from the ethics report But Dion said there were good grounds in law for not granting SNC a remediation deal, principally that the company was charged with offences under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, which specifically directs prosecutors to ignore the national economic interest under the Criminal Code.Thus, Wilson-Raybould was resistant to all pressure that cited the economic fallout from a prosecution that could see SNC barred from competing for public contracts for up to 10 years.Dion also made clear that Trudeau and his staff were as motivated by political concerns as they were by the potential job losses. The prime minister talked about the delicate intersection of policy and politics, while reminding Wilson-Raybould that he is an MP for a Montreal riding. Senior staff told the attorney general’s chief of staff “we can have the best policy in the world but we need to get re-elected.”Dion pointed to the Shawcross doctrine, the principle that protects prosecutorial independence, as a line that should not be crossed.Trudeau argued he didn’t contravene it, saying he did not direct Wilson-Raybould, he only sought explanations for her decision-making and an assurance that she’d considered every option.Dion disagreed, saying the repeated interventions by the prime minister, his senior staff and public officials led him to conclude that “these actions were tantamount to political direction.”Trudeau came to power promising to restore trust in government and democracy. Anyone who suggested that the business of reaching for power would sully those lofty ideals was labelled a cynic. But few people have behaved more cynically in the past four years than this repeat offender prime minister.In two months, Canadians will be asked to vote for someone they feel they can trust to run the country. Nobody could read Dion’s report and feel inspired that Trudeau is that leader.It is a gift for the Liberals that this damning report landed when most voters are squeezing out the last drops from summer and not paying any attention to politics.jivison@postmedia.comTwitter.com/IvisonJ OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau has created an illusion of himself as a leader more noble and principled than the facts warrant.Yet, it can still be a shock when it’s revealed he’s as calculating as the most cynical of his predecessors, greeting each new situation with the internal question: “What can this do for me?”The mask slipped Wednesday, with the release of a report by Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion that found him in contravention of the Conflict of Interest Act for the second time — just two years after he had his knuckles wrapped for taking a Christmas vacation on an island in the Bahamas owned by the Aga Khan.Much of the narrative is known but the written testimony submitted by the prime minister last month is new and it will make uncomfortable reading for Liberals, revealing as it does the disconnect between the toothy feminist, preaching positive politics, and the egotist, happy to lay down his friends for his political life.In mid-July, after Dion had presented Trudeau with the evidence he had gathered in the SNC Lavalin investigation, the prime minister’s counsel made a written submission, that tried (and failed) to sway the ethics commissioner from finding him guilty of trying to further the interests of the Montreal-based engineering giant.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.It was an ugly, mean piece of work that not only sought to portray former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould as over-wrought, irrational and incompetent, it also attempted to exonerate Trudeau from any inappropriate behaviour by his staff.The submission said Wilson-Raybould’s anger at being moved from her position as minister of justice and attorney general to become minister of veterans affairs in January’s shuffle left her angry and coloured her perception of events. His counsel submitted that at no time did she express her opinion that Trudeau’s conduct, or that of his staff, was improper (even though she did repeatedly make that claim to a number of senior advisers and to Finance Minister Bill Morneau).Few people have behaved more cynically in the past four years than this repeat offender prime ministerNot only was she too emotional, Trudeau’s counsel said, she failed in her duty to acquaint herself with all the relevant facts. Rather than make a meaningful decision on SNC’s request to be offered a remediation agreement, she deferred to the director of public prosecutions. Trudeau’s counsel pointed out that Wilson-Raybould’s own deputy minister had expressed concerns that more time and reflection were needed to weigh the impact on SNC workers and pensioners. In summary, the submission said Wilson-Raybould’s decision-making was inadequate and infected by legal misunderstanding and political motivation.While Trudeau did nothing wrong, his counsel claimed, if anyone acted improperly, it could not be laid at the prime minister’s door.Trudeau could not be held “vicariously liable” for the actions of his staff, counsel claimed, because liability under the act is personal.The case for the defence wrapped up by submitting that Trudeau did not act to advance partisan or private considerations, his only concern being for the public interest.For months, the government was panicked by the thought of the political and economic implications of a criminal prosecution of SNC, despite the fact no study or analysis of the economic impact was carried out.Dion resisted the urge to nominate Trudeau for a meritorious service medal and instead found him guilty of contravening section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act, which prohibits public officer holders from furthering the interests of people or organizations. In this case, he said Trudeau attempted to use his influence to arrive at a decision that would have furthered the interests of SNC, which was charged in 2015 with bribery and fraud in Libya. In 2016, SNC’s new chief executive began lobbying Ottawa to strike a remediation deal that would avoid a criminal trial. The government introduced the legal framework for such a deal in its 2018 budget but Wilson-Raybould said she was concerned the process was rushed and made the decision not speak publicly or before parliamentary committees about the new regime. Lars Hagberg / AFP Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to speak to the media at the national press gallery in Ottawa, Ontario, on March 7, 2019. read more

Manufacturers growing at weaker pace in Philadelphia area for third straight month

Manufacturers growing at weaker pace in Philadelphia area for third straight month by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted Feb 19, 2015 12:06 pm MDT WASHINGTON – Manufacturers in the Philadelphia area expanded at a slower rate in February compared with the previous month. New orders have slipped, although shipments and hiring have improved.The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said Thursday that its index of regional factory activity fell to 5.2 this month from 6.3 in January. Any figure above zero indicates expansion.“The dip in the Philly Fed manufacturing index,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, “adds to the evidence that the stronger dollar and weak overseas demand is holding back the factory sector.”Coupled with other recent reports, the survey suggests U.S. manufacturers are barely growing at the start of 2015. The Fed reported on Wednesday that factory production nationwide edged up just 0.2 per cent in January after a flat reading on Wednesday. Computer, clothing and steel production increased, offsetting the declines in the auto and aerospace categories, the Fed said.Meanwhile, a separate survey Tuesday from the New York Fed found that the pace of factory growth was also slipping in February.Two major forces are dragging down factory output. A broader economic slowdown worldwide has cut into demand for exports, while also causing the value of the dollar to levels that make U.S.-made goods less competitive overseas. Plunging oil prices since last June have also led U.S. oil and gas drillers to order less drilling equipment and machinery.The Philly Fed index has tumbled for three straight months, after reaching the highest point in more than two decades in November. Still, most Philly-area factories expect strong demand over the next six months. The survey covers manufacturing in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware. FILE – In this July 16, 2014 file photo, welders fabricate anchor bolts for roads and bridges at the custom manufacture Fox Company Inc., in Philadelphia. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia releases its February report on manufacturing in the Philadelphia region on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Cal coach Justin Wilcox gets new 5year deal

BERKELEY, Calif. — California coach Justin Wilcox has signed a new five-year deal to stay under contract with the school through the 2023 season.The deal signed Thursday adds two more years to the original contract signed in 2017. Wilcox also gets a raise and more money for his assistant coach pool.Wilcox went 7-5 in his second season at Cal and is taking the Golden Bears to the Cheez-It Bowl later this month. He has a 12-12 record at Cal.The Bears have shown marked improvement on defence under Wilcox. They ranked third in the Pac-12 in scoring and total defence and fifth in the NCAA in interceptions___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press

Nicola Sturgeon calls for a pause in Brexit process

first_imgHer party won 35 seats in last week’s General Election, down 21 from the 56 MPs it returned in 2015.With Theresa May failing to win a majority, Ms Sturgeon used a meeting with her 35 MPs in Westminster to call for a UK-wide consensus position.Her previous call for a special deal to keep Scotland in the single market while the rest of the UK leaves the EU was rejected by the UK Government. She called on Monday for the involvement of the devolved governments in the Brexit negotiations, the re-establishment of the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) on EU Negotiations and a cross-party advisory group. Ms Sturgeon said: “In what is a very unstable situation for the UK Government it is essential that time is taken to secure a consensus over the approach to Brexit negotiations.”The Tories’ hard Brexit plan has been rejected and we cannot allow the Brexit negotiations to become hostage to the inability of either the Tories or Labour to command a clear majority.”The strongest possible position in the Brexit negotiations will be one that is backed by all parties and all governments across the UK.”As a first step it is now imperative that the UK Government takes a short pause before beginning negotiations to work with others to put together a new position – one that is truly based on the interests of the whole of the UK.”She added: “And at the heart of this position must be maintaining our place in the single market and in the customs union. That is where common ground lies.”The SNP and the Scottish Government are ready to begin discussions around such a position immediately and I call on all parties to come together to build a new way forward.” She then demanded a second independence referendum at the end of the Brexit process and has admitted the issue of a new ballot was a factor in a disastrous night for the SNP last Thursday.Ms Sturgeon has promised to reflect on her plans amid calls from her opponents, and members of her own party, for indyref2 to be taken off the table.center_img Nicola Sturgeon has called for a short pause in the Brexit process to allow a cross-party, “four nation” approach to be worked out.The First Minister said she wanted membership of the European single and the customs union to be “at the heart” of a new way forward.She also called for the rights of EU nationals living in the UK to be guaranteed with immediate effect. Formal talks between the UK and EU are due to begin on June 19. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Japanese gamer destroys copy of The Last Story in fit of rage

first_imgWe don’t know the story behind why the above happened. What we do know is this is a typical way for Japanese gamers to show how angry they are with a game. They pick up a pair of scissors and start cutting the manual and disc to shreds rendering it useless to anyone else.What doesn’t make sense is the fact this copy of The Last Story hasn’t even been opened. Is this a second copy he has bought after playing the game elsewhere? Or was he just so angry that this was a Wii exclusive he didn’t need to play it before destroying the disc? We may never know. One clue we do have is the name of the YouTube poster who is “XboxFunBoy”. Is it simply nerd rage over this game not being an Xbox exclusive?Whatever the reasons, this video is sure to make a few Western gamers and Hironobu Sakaguchi fans angry. The Last Story might not even get a release outside of Japan so this is doubly wasteful.Read more at Kotakulast_img read more

Russia heading to the moon in 2015 with new probe

first_imgAfter years of uncertainty, Russian scientists are again casting their eyes toward the moon. The Space Research Institute of Russia announced recently that it plans to launch a lunar probe called Luna-Glob in 2015. You might be thinking that the moon is old news, but a lot has changed since the US last had boots on the lunar surface.Luna-Glob will consist of an orbital platform and a lander that will touch down on the surface and send data back to Earth. This will actually be only the first of four probes in this new moon-centric program. The missions will start by taking readings on lunar regolith and radiation levels. After that, future missions might include sending physical samples back to Earth. These would be the first pieces of the moon to be collected since the Apollo missions. There is also the little matter of ice deposits on the moon that NASA only just discovered in the last few years.The Luna-Glob mission was originally conceived of in the late 90s, but Russia’s economic situation worsened to the point that the project was put on hold. Recent improvements have put the launch back on track. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently approved the use of roughly $70 billion on the Russian space program between now and 2020.A new moon probe is a good first step, but Russian scientists are also working on early plans for manned missions to the moon or Mars. The Soviet Union lost the space race during the cold war, but maybe they’re getting back on track.via Reuterslast_img read more

The Story of Warrior Bruce Lees LongDelayed TV Series

first_imgWhitewashingBack in the 1970s, we weren’t having the kind of conversations we do now about diversity and representation in media. The target audience was always the same: white dudes. The same white dudes that were making the decision behind the scenes at the networks. So when Lee brought The Warrior to Warner Brothers, they shot him down because they figured his Asian nationality and heavy accent would turn off too many prospective viewers. Installing David Carradine as the lead of Kung Fu and making his character only half Chinese was an acceptable compromise.The whitewashing of Asian characters has a long and sordid history in Hollywood, from Warner Oland’s Chinese detective Charlie Chan to Mickey Rooney’s atrocious bucktoothed character I. Y. Yunioshi in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. It continues to this day – modern examples like Scarlett Johannson in Ghost in the Shell and Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange show that studios are still nervous about non-white actors in meaty roles.Obviously, being passed over for the lead role in Kung Fu irked Lee, and even more because the final project was very close to what he had conceived for The Warrior. It’s more than likely that his rejection was the final straw that sparked his return to China to focus on the movies that made him a worldwide icon.This was a common path for Asian actors in Hollywood — Anna May Wong, the daughter of second-generation immigrants in California, got her start in the silent era and in early color films like The Thief of Bagdad but was constantly cast in a small handful of Asian stereotype supporting roles. She soon left for Europe, where the less commercial industry had more opportunities for her. In 1935, she was passed over for the lead role of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth for a white actress, which cast in stark light the realities of the business. Wong would go on to make history playing the lead in The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong, the first American TV show with an Asian-American in the lead role, but that was over 30 years after the start of her career. Stay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend When you talk about actors who single-handedly pushed the art form somewhere new, Bruce Lee has to be one of the first names out of your mouth. Born in San Francisco to Chinese parents and raised in Kowloon, Lee’s father was a famous Peking Opera performer who pushed his son to train in martial arts and act as a child. At 18, Bruce moved back to the States to attend the University of Washington, where he majored in drama. He also began teaching others martial arts, which led to his 1966 casting as Kato, the Asian sidekick in TV series The Green Hornet.In America, Lee was relegated to supporting roles due to his Asian ancestry. He returned to Hong Kong in 1970, unaware that The Green Hornet had been a huge hit there primarily due to Kato. He teamed up with film studio Golden Harvest to produce feature films, and over the next few years he would star in all-time classics like Game of Death, Fist of Fury, and Enter The Dragon, all of which were worldwide successes and sparked a martial arts craze in the States.But Lee wasn’t just busy in front of the camera. He wanted to use his stardom to change the game in every medium, and in 1971 he developed a pitch for a television show called The Warrior. The story would follow a wandering Shaolin monk, played by Lee, in the Wild West. If this sounds familiar, it’s because Warner Brothers would put Kung Fu, which followed a wandering Shaolin monk, played by David Carradine, in the Wild West, on the air in 1972. The company claimed that they had been developing their idea before Lee came to them with his, but it’s a little suspicious to say the least. Return of the WarriorWarrior was just one of the projects the Lee estate had in the hopper, but it finally saw its day in the sun. The Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin was launching a TV production firm Perfect Storm Entertainment, and looking for projects to start it off with. He’d read about The Warrior and got ahold of Lee’s daughter Shannon, asking her if she had any of his notes for the project.She did — a lot of them. A few years prior, Shannon had unearthed a ton of her father’s papers and writings from the early 1970s. Among them was an eight page treatment for The Warrior. With that in hand, Lin approached Cinemax and sold them on the show. Working with showrunner Jonathan Tropper, whose Banshee was notable for brutal fight scenes, they took the treatment and grew it into a series. Set in San Francisco in the late 1870s, the series follows Ah Sahm, a Chinese immigrant who comes to the City by the Bay with nothing to his name but his fists. He’s come to America to find his sister but after a brawl winds up the enforcer for one of the city’s most merciless Chinese gangs.Television has obviously come a long way since the self-contained hour-long episodes of Kung Fu in the 1970s. Now we expect our prestige series to have overarching plots, big budgets and rich supporting casts, and Warrior (the “The” got lost somewhere along the way) delivers that in spades. Lee’s original concept has been polished and tuned to bring his trademark swagger and grounded realism to modern audiences, with plenty of setpiece fights.Filling the lead role of Ah Sahm is little-known British-Japanese actor Andrew Koji. Stepping into the shoes of a role written for Bruce Lee is a challenge that most people would balk from, but Koji — who worked with Justin Lin as a stunt double on Fast & Furious 6 — is up to the task. He practiced martial arts as a child, but underwent an intensive period of training before filming began on Warrior to get up to speed.Rounding out the cast is a Murderer’s Row of modern Asian and Asian-American talent. The Raid‘s Joe Taslim plays Li Yong, Ah Sahm’s counterpart in a rival Tong, and if you loved that film’s crushing brawls you already know what he brings to the table. Jason Tobin, who has been working with Lin since 2002’s Better Luck Tomorrow, plays Sahm’s partner, and Olivia Cheng has a juicy role as a brothel madam and vigilante.It took almost fifty years for Bruce Lee’s family to make his dream of The Warrior come true. Let’s hope he enjoys it from the world beyond. The first season has ten episodes in the can, and the cast and crew have remained quiet on whether they’re going to make more.Warrior premieres April 5 on Cinemax.More on Geek.com:11 Obscure Kung Fu Movies You Need to See11 Martial Arts Masters With Unexplained PowersThe Weakest Vampires of All Timelast_img read more

People on the Move 72513

first_imgMore on this topic People on the Move | 11.6.14 People on the Move | 12.12.13 People on the Move People on the Move | 1.30.14 People on the Move | 8.14.14 People on the Move | 4.26.12Just In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV NetworksPowered by Clinton Smith has been named editor-in-chief of VERANDA. Smith has been editorial director of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles since April 2008.Patrick Frater has been named Asia bureau chief at Variety, based in Hong Kong.Lily Rothman is now a reporter at TIME covering pop culture and entertainment news. She previously served as a writer and producer for TIME.com’s Entertainment section.TheStreet announced that Ron Kost, Michael McCormack, Andrew Freedman and John Ferraro have joined the advertising sales team as directors of advertising sales. Ron Kost worked with startup and blue chip media companies for many years and spent the past four years with new media companies like GigaOM media and PSN Inc.Michael McCormack has held positions with ALM, Forbes and Banner Direct.Andrew Freedman has more than 14 years of digital media sales experience. He previously represented Sojern, LinkedIn, bizjournals and Forbes.com. He joins TheStreet from Adara.John Ferraro is joining TheStreet from Seeking Alpha. He previously worked at Nasdaq.com as sales director and The Deal LLC as associate publisher. Caleb Kraft has joined UBM Tech at EE Times as chief community leader, as conference director for DESIGN West. Kraft was previously senior editor at Hackaday.com.David Dahlberg has been appointed vice president of sales and marketing at Personify Inc. He was previously chief marketing officer at Model Metrics.Tim Leong has been named design director at Fortune. He had been director of digital design at Wired. Mike Reddy has been named design director at HGTV Magazine. He previously worked as design director at Seventeen.Dan O’Shea has been appointed managing editor at the online telecom publication Light Reading.Chris Clonts has joined Motor Trend Automotive Group as director of digital content. He most recently served as managing editor of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.Douglas P. Clement has been named verticals editor of Connecticut Magazine. Previously he was the longtime editor of The Litchfield County Times, the monthly LCT magazine and quarterly magazine Passport.Todd Purdum has been named senior writer at Politico. He will continue as contributing editor at Vanity Fair.The Hollywood Reporter has appointed Alexandria Abramian as the publication’s homes and lifestyle editor. She was previously editor-in-chief of OCHome.last_img read more

Volkswagen recalls 662000 Atlas Passat vehicles for illegally adjustable headlights

first_img The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is spacious and affordable Share your voice 20 Photos Now playing: Watch this: More From Roadshow Recalls Volkswagen More about 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Review • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Checking all but one box Preview • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas: New 3-row SUV lets VW play with giants Enlarge ImageIf you’re not poking around behind your headlights, you’ll probably never even notice the adjuster’s missing cap. Volkswagen Every vehicle sold in the US must conform to a massive amount of regulations known as the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. If an even seemingly insignificant FMVSS violation makes it to market, it’s all but guaranteed that a recall will follow. That’s the reason behind VW’s latest recall, which is a big one.Volkswagen has issued a recall for 662,185 examples of the 2018-2019 VW Atlas SUV and the 2012-2020 VW Passat sedan. There are a lot of cars in this recall, carrying a wide variety of build dates and non-sequential VIN ranges, so it’s best to give your dealership a ring if you think your vehicle might be part of this.The problem stems from a single cap. When it’s still being assembled, factory workers align the headlights’ horizontal aim, and then that aim adjuster is sealed off with a cap. However, the vehicles included in this recall never had that cap installed, allowing Average Joes and Janes to adjust the headlights horizontally. This puts the vehicle in violation of FMVSS 108, which states that headlights are not allowed to be adjusted horizontally after assembly. Since it’s out of spec according to federal regulations, VW initiated a recall to remedy the issue.VW discovered the problem in early 2019, when the automaker discovered missing instructions about installing the horizontal-aim adjustment cap. VW remedied this by correcting the work instructions, and then it went about figuring out how many vehicles had these missing caps. If a person changes their headlights’ horizontal aim, it may not provide adequate coverage as expected, which could present a safety hazard.Volkswagen is still researching a permanent remedy, but the idea behind it is simple: Dealership technicians will block the horizontal aim adjuster, preventing owners from making changes after the vehicle has been sold. Dealers have already been notified of the recall and affected owners should start to receive notifications in the mail later in July. 2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Just as good as before, only bettercenter_img 5 things you need to know about the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas 2018 Ford EcoSport: Better late than never 5 Tags 2020 Toyota Supra review: A solid sports car that’s rife with controversy Car Industry SUVs Sedans 1:26 Comments Volkswagenlast_img read more

Kate Middleton being accused of shocking behaviour towards another Royal fans disappointed

first_imgDuchess of Cambridge, and Prince William travel to Buckingham Palace in the 1902 State Landau along the Procession Route, after their wedding in Westminster Abbey, in central London April 29, 2011.ReutersKate Middleton may have rubbed Queen Letizia the wrong way, or at least that’s what Royal observers think. Reportedly Kate Middleton and Queen Letizia both attended the Order of the Garter in London. Twitter users are convinced of a rift between the Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of the King of Spain, calling Kate “rude”. But what did a body language expert make of the claims?If the twitter-sphere is in a tizzy, Kate could find herself getting some unwanted attention. The Duchess of Cambridge does seem to have her hands full with feuds at the moment. If the reports of a supposed rift between her and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle are to be believed. Kate has apparently been blamed for indulging in an alleged feud between Norfolk neighbor Rose Hanbury.Reportedly social media users are suspicious of a feud between Kate and Spanish royal Queen Letizia. These users are convinced that Kate has beef with Queen Letizia as the Duchess of Cambridge put on a grumpy face and ignored Queen Letizia, while others claimed that Kate was being disrespectful. Not all of them were blaming Kate though, as some came to her rescue claiming that people are reading too much into non-issues and gestures.  Kate MiddletonGetty imagesHowever, body language expert Judi James has a few insights. James said: “A clue that all might not be as it seems in terms of any hints of slight awkwardness might come from the fact that Kate appears to dislike carriage rides because they cause her motion sickness.””Her body language reflected tension during the ride at the Trooping of the Colour and this could be a similar problem for her here,” he said.We have to say that it sounds like a more reasonable explanation than Kate Middleton randomly hating another Royal without a reason.last_img read more

Harris County Flood Control District Begins Comprehensive Hurricane Repairs

first_imgHarris County Flood Control DistrictHarris County bayous.New repair efforts on Harris County watersheds are underway, according the Harris County Flood Control District. Surveyors for Harris County Flood Control District are looking at 22 watersheds as part of an $84 million repair program, the District said in a press release Tuesday. The Harris County Commissioner’s Court approved an additional $12.5 million for survey and design contracts in March.Harris County Flood Control DistrictSites marked for repairs are noted on this map provided by the Harris County Flood Control District.The District said this is not first series of repair since Hurricane Harvey — immediately after the storm, the District took up emergency debris removal and cleanup, according to a spokesperson — but the new repairs will be more comprehensive.  Sharelast_img read more

Scientists work out way to use pulsars to provide self navigation to

first_img(Phys.org) —A trio of German space scientists has worked out a way to use pulsars as navigation aids for space vehicles traveling in the solar system. As they describe in their paper uploaded to the preprint server arXiv, the method relies on reading information from at least three pulsars to triangulate location information. Artist’s impression of Rosetta, if it navigated in deep space using pulsar signals. The characteristic time signatures of pulsars are used as natural navigation beacons to determine the position and velocity of the spacecraft. Credit: arXiv:1305.4842 [astro-ph.HE] More information: Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation With Pulsars, arXiv:1305.4842 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1305.4842AbstractAn external reference system suitable for deep space navigation can be defined by fast spinning and strongly magnetized neutron stars, called pulsars. Their beamed periodic signals have timing stabilities comparable to atomic clocks and provide characteristic temporal signatures that can be used as natural navigation beacons, quite similar to the use of GPS satellites for navigation on Earth. By comparing pulse arrival times measured on-board a spacecraft with predicted pulse arrivals at a reference location, the spacecraft position can be determined autonomously and with high accuracy everywhere in the solar system and beyond. The unique properties of pulsars make clear already today that such a navigation system will have its application in future astronautics. In this paper we describe the basic principle of spacecraft navigation using pulsars and report on the current development status of this novel technology.via ArxivBlog Journal information: arXiv Citation: Scientists work out way to use pulsars to provide self navigation to spacecraft in solar system (2013, May 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-05-scientists-pulsars-spacecraft-solar.html The current method of navigation for spacecraft is to send radio waves back to Earth—scientists can calculate its distance by noting how long the radio waves take to reach them. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help to figure out its angular position. Generally, that’s not a problem, however, because of the vast distances between objects in the solar system—it’s likely to become more of an issue in the future, though, as space travel becomes more common. What’s needed, scientists say, is a way for spacecraft to keep tabs on their position without assistance from Earth. That’s what the team in Germany has done, using pulsars as guides.Pulsars are strongly magnetized neutron stars that spin very rapidly. Because they spin, they appear to blink or pulse, hence their name. Scientists have suggested over the years that it might be possible to use them as navigational aids, but until recently, the equipment necessary to read and interpret such signals has been far too bulky to put aboard a space craft. Also, limited knowledge about pulsars has constrained their usefulness. The team from Germany says progress in both areas has now been made to such an extent that it should be possible to put such equipment aboard a space probe capable of keeping track of its position to within 5km.Pulsars emit two kinds of signals that can be useful, radiation or x-rays. Both are emitted in cycles so precisely timed that they are comparable to atomic clocks. The researchers estimate a space vehicle reading pulsar radiation signals with 21 cm waves, for example, would require an antenna 150 square meters—that’s still too big for practical purpose. For that reason, the team suggests a better approach would be to listen for x-rays. Optics have progressed to the point, they say, that a mirror on a space vehicle capable of hearing and interpreting them would weigh just 25 kilograms, small enough for actual use. That would be good enough, they claim, to allow a spacecraft to triangulate its position to within 5km.center_img Dead stars could be the future of spacecraft navigation © 2013 Phys.org Explore further 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

18K troublemongers identified from districts

first_imgKolkata: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Bengal, has identified around 18,000 trouble-mongers in the state. A report in this regard has been sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI).It may be mentioned that Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain during his visit to the state on March 16 had directed the police and administrative officials to identify the trouble-mongers and make preventive arrests. Following Jain’s visit, CEO Ariz Aftab instructed ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta to make a list of such people and submit it to his office within a week. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAccording to sources in the CEO office, 18399 people might be responsible for creating trouble during the upcoming elections. During the Assembly elections in 2016, the figure was 16,428 while during the Lok Sabha polls of 2014, it was 12,904. According to the report, South 24-Parganas topped the list with 2,213 trouble-mongers, Murshidabad and Birbhum accounted for 1,726 such people each while in Kolkata around 752 people have made it to the list. Kolkata is eighth among the districts when it comes to the number of trouble-mongers. Interestingly, Howrah Police Commissionerate, Jhargram Police district and South Dinajpur with 73, 83 and 112 people respectively are the most peaceful zones in respect to the probable trouble-makers. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Apart from making preventive arrests, the Commission has also asked for strict execution of the Non-bailable Arrests Warrant (NBW), seizure of arms, ammunition and illicit liquor. We have been asked to send periodical reports to the ECI along with the data compiled from the districts,” an official in the CEO office mentioned. However, a source in the EC office said this is not the final list as it is based on the present situation. The identification process is going on and the CEO office along with the police administration is keeping a strict vigil on whether there is entry of any outsiders from the bordering states or countries during the elections. The source added that the Commission is considering sending an additional 40 companies of the Central Forces particularly for districts like Jhargram, West Midnapore, Nadia, Murshidabad, South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas, Cooch Behar and Darjeeling which share their borders with neighbouring countries or states.last_img read more

The CTO makes 47 beaches accessible to people with special needs Full

first_imgThe Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), as part of its efforts to upgrade Cyprus’ beaches, announced on Tuesday that today 47 beaches were now accessible to people with special access needs, including 26 fully accessible and 21 partially accessible beaches.FULLY ACCESSIBLE BEACHES———-The following 26 beaches have full access to the beach, as the wheelchair user is able to get from the beach into the sea moving on a wooden or plastic ramp. There are also hygiene facilities and parking places for disabled persons.On five of these beaches there is an innovative system (Seatrac) that enables disabled people to have full  access to the sea. It is an automatic system  powered by photovoltaic energy, consisting of a  seat fixed on a rail  that drives the disabled person into the sea  at an approximate depth of 60cm.Moreover, many beaches have Floating Wheelchairs that can be easily moved on the sand and  float in the water thanks to their floating armrests and wheels.  Seatracs and Floating Wheelchairs are available for use by the public free of charge and relevant information may be obtained by the lifeguards on the beaches.FAMAGUSTA  (7 beaches)Ayia Napa:  Lanta (Floating Wheelchair),Pantachou (Floating Wheelchair),Vathia Gonia (Seatrac) .Sotira – Ayia Napa: Agia Thekla (Floating Wheelchair).Paralimni:  Protaras /Fig Tree Beach (Floating Wheelchair),Louma (Floating Wheelchair),Vrysi C΄ / Yianna Mari (Seatrac and Floating Wheelchair).LARNACA (5 beaches)Larnaka: Phinikoudes (Floating Wheelchair),McKeznie (Floating Wheelchair),Kastella (Floating Wheelchair).Voroklini: Yiannathes (Floating Wheelchair).Alaminos: Municipal Beach (Floating Wheelchair).LIMASSOL (5 beaches)Lemesos: Akti Olympion A΄ (Seatrac and Floating Wheelchair).Parekklisia: Municipal Beach (Floating Wheelchair).Germasogeia : Dasoudi /CTO (Floating Wheelchair).Agios Tychonas: Vouppa (Floating Wheelchair), Kastella (Floating Wheelchair).PAPHOS  (9 beaches)Pafos: Vrysoudia Α / Sodap   (Floating Wheelchair),Municipal Baths (Chair lift και Floating Wheelchair ).Geroskipou: Municipal Beach  (Floating Wheelchair ) .Peyia: Coral Bay (Floating Wheelchair ).Polis Chrysochous: Municipal Beach (Seatrac),Dasoudi / Camping Site (Seatrac).Neo Chorio: Latchi  Α΄(Floating Wheelchair ),Latchi Β΄(Floating Wheelchair ),Xistarokampos (Floating Wheelchair ).PARTIALLY ACCESSIBLE BEACHES——–The following 21 beaches are partially accessible, meaning that they have available ramps or pathways leading to some point on the beach but the access is not extended into the sea.  On these beaches there are available hygiene facilities and  parking places for disabled persons.FAMAGUSTA (7 beaches)Ayia Napa: Νissi, Makronissos.Paralimni :  Pernera, Vrysi A, Vrysi B, Agia Triada, MouzouraLARNAcA (1 beach)Pyla: Pyla Beach / CTO .LIMASSOL (11 beaches)Pentakomo: Governor’s Beach.Pyrgos: Aoratoi, Panagies.Ayios Tychonas: Afrodite,  Onisilos, Santa Barbara.Ayios Athanasios: Miami.Lemesos: Akti Olympion Β΄.Pissouri: Pissouri beach , Mounti.Episkopi: Kourion.PAPHOS: (2 beaches)Paphos: Faros Beach, Pachyammos.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more