Tall Pines MP predicts resounding win for PLP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 18, 2017 – Nassau – The PLP predicts it will win 23 seats in the upcoming General Election; the Opposition parties will get the remaining 16 says Leslie Miller, the incumbent for Tall Pines.During the family fun day held by the Progressive Liberal Party at Clifford Park yesterday, Miller made the call even as the Parliamentary Registration Department revealed that 174,070 people have registered to vote.   Tall Pines falls within the top 10 constituencies with the most registered voters.#MagneticMediaNews#MillerpredictswinforTallPines Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MillerpredictswinforTallPineslast_img

Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Years Day

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A run of nine increases in 10 days pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County to its highest amount on New Year’s Day since 2014, $3.126.The average price has risen 6.1 cents over the past 10 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.1 cents more than one week ago and 31.4 cents higher than one year ago, but 6.4 cents less than one month ago.The average price rose for three consecutive days, was unchanged on Tuesday, and resumed rising Wednesday. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 1, 2018 Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Year’s Day January 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Marijuana dispensaries have to operate as cash only businesses

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Marijuana FacebookTwitter Posted: January 4, 2018 John Soderman January 4, 2018 Updated: 2:53 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt’s day three of California’s new marijuana law, but those who want to purchase recreational marijuana are finding out they can’t use their credit cards.That’s because marijuana dispensaries have to operate their businesses as cash only.KUSI’s John Soderman was LIVE with the story. Marijuana dispensaries have to operate as cash only businesses John Soderman, last_img read more

Boosting binational tourism between San Diego and Mexico

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – San Diego and Southern California are global tourist destinations.  In the early part of each year, the San Diego Tourism Authority touts it’s upcoming world-wide advertising campaign. But the people who gathered at the Martin Luther King Junior Community Center in National City, elected and appointed officials and tourism experts representing both sides of the border, say more emphasis on “bi-national tourism” would benefit the region as well.Wednesday morning, the State Senate’s Select Committee on California-Mexico Cooperation was in the South Bay: What’s the current state of things?  That includes educational exchange programs and medical tourism and more importantly, “growing” the region’s tourism industry.Kerri Kapich is the Chief Operating Officer for the Tourism Authority. “There’s two components of what we do together,” she told me.  “Promoting locally tourism involving residents of Baja coming here and residents of San Diego going to Baja.  We have agreements supporting each other in those ways.”It’s the second component that needs more emphasis, says Kapich.   “Where we promote a two-nation vacation. You fly into San Diego and then cross the border to visit Tijuana or the Guadalupe Valley for a wine tasting, then over to Ensenada and do the resort experience down there.”Local State Senator Ben Hueso chairs the committee:  Hueso said, “We both have wonderful things to visit, but we’re not promoted together. We could benefit by promoting our region.  And it’s a two-for-one, you get to visit two amazing countries, two amazing cities, and have an amazing time.” Ed Lenderman, August 8, 2019 Posted: August 8, 2019 Boosting bi-national tourism between San Diego and Mexico Ed Lenderman Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News Tags: Ben Hueso FacebookTwitter State Senate Select Committee holding hearing on boosting bi-national tourism w Mexico pic.twitter.com/nn0Ig7pyQZ— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 7, 2019 Local State Senators holding a hearing in National City on boosting bi-national tourism, more in afternoon and evening KUSI news pic.twitter.com/ilGggoHkR4— Ed Lenderman (@EdLendermanKUSI) August 7, 2019last_img read more

Thursday Update Swan Lake Fire Prepares As Warmer Weather Arrives

first_imgCrews are utilizing natural features and existing trails as fire lines to curb eastward fire spread. Brush removal along these trials will reduce the chance of fire spread in the future, resulting in more fire resilient landscapes and communities.The west flank of the fire has been kept in check by a system of wetlands and control lines. Mop up efforts remain a challenge as extremely dry fuels are very susceptible to ignition. Firefighters will continue working on the east flank of the fire. Air operations will continue to address hotspots near Upper Jean Lake. The creek drainages are expected to have little growth potential in the next 48 hours due to an increase in temperatures. Southwesterly winds will push in Friday, bringing a warm, dry and breezy day to the fire, ahead of a brief cooling on Saturday. Steve Bekkerus with the Incident Command Team: “Weather conditions at the Swan Lake Fire are expected to get warmer and drier over the next several days.”  Bekkerus: “Firefighters at the fire have been working hard over the last few days to shore up the containment lines ahead of warmer weather that will test the efforts of firefighters.” Continued updates will be posted as they are made available. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Swan Lake fire remains at approximately 100,812 acres with 436 on staff, and remains 5.5 miles northeast of Sterling.last_img read more

Job Cuts Coming at Reed Elsevier

first_imgA quick e-mail exchange I had today with Reed Business Information’s vice president of corporate communications regarding a report in the England’s Telegraph newspaper on 1,000 impending job cuts at the parent company:From: Jason Fell [mailto:jfell@red7media.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 9:58 AMTo: [REDACTED]Subject: FOLIO: StoryImportance: HighGood morning Salina. I hope you had a nice weekend.I read this story this morning about Reed Elsevier planning to cut 1,000 jobs. (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2008/02/17/cnreed117.xml)I’m curious: How will this impact Reed’s North American magazine business? Please get back to me at your earliest convenience as I am working on a strict deadline.Thanks!From: [REDACTED] Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 10:18 AMTo: Jason FellSubject: RE: FOLIO: StoryHi Jason,We can offer no further comments until Reed Elsevier’s annual results are announced on Thursday (February 21).~Salinalast_img read more

Hallmark Magazine Folds

first_imgSEE ALSO: Recently Folded? Beware of Angry SubscribersHallmark Cards has shuttered its bimonthly Hallmark magazine. The February/March issue will be its last.According to Hallmark president and CEO Donald J. Hall Jr., the decision to stop publishing the magazine was reached after a “comprehensive analysis” of the overall magazine industry.“Despite favorable consumer acceptance of the publication, we cannot justify continued investment in the magazine at a time when we must focus our efforts and resources only on those projects that will lead to long-term profitable revenue growth for the company,” he said. The magazine’s 28 employees have been laid off, the company said. In addition, 10 Kansas City, Missouri-based positions in the company’s creative division will be eliminated.Hallmark was launched in 2006 with a 400,000 rate base, which grew to 800,000 this year. Last year, Hallmark was one of the few magazines to grow its ad pages, increasing 11 percent in 2008, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures.last_img read more

Layoffs Hit BSAs Boys Life Scouting

first_imgThe Boy Scouts of America are cutting more than 30 positions from the staff of its two flagship magazines—Boy’s Life and Scouting—and its communications department, FOLIO: has learned.BSA says 17 people were laid off on June 10, with another 17 expected to come by the end of the year. A spokesman would not confirm the positions of those being terminated.The moves come after the organization “began discussing a partnership with Pearson [publishing company]” last year “to review [BSA’s] challenges and opportunities from a technology, publications and communications perspective,” according to Deron Smith, director of public relations for BSA, in an email to FOLIO:. “Recently the BSA took a difficult but critical step in transforming the organizational structure of its marketing department which involved eliminating 34 positions deemed not to effectively meet the core objectives of the BSA’s publishing and communications needs,” Smith says. “The BSA expects this change to improve the national council’s ability to serve the BSA’s local councils. “Smith told FOLIO: sister publication min that there are “no plans to change the printing schedule of either publication at this time.” Boy’s Life is monthly; Scouting has five issues per year.Circulation for both titles-currently at just over 1 million for Boy’s Life and just under 1 million for Scouting-has dropped steadily since 2009, per the Alliance for Audited Media.BSA’s magazine publishing revenues have fluctuated, but trended downward over the same period. The segment earned $16.10 million in 2012, according to the organization’s annual report, while operating at a $1.05 million profit margin. BSA cut its publishing expenses by about $900,000 from 2011 to 2012 however (see below).BSA says its providing severance packages and out placement services for the terminated employees, while indicating that the restructuring is unrelated to recent changes in membership standards.BSA voted to allow openly gay youths to join the organization in May after years of opposition.To stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, become a Facebook fan and follow us on Twitter!More on this topic People on the Move | 06.05.09 People on the Move | 08.13.09 Sporting News Mag Goes Monthly Schofield Media Buys CTQ Emmis Cuts Corporate Salaries by 3 Percent Emmis Cuts 4.5 Percent of WorkforceJust In Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

Olivia NewtonJohn Launches Campaign For Cancer Research

first_imgNews Email Olivia Newton-John Launches Campaign For Cancer Research The We Go Together campaign aims to raise $1 million for critical cancer research and trials, and to deliver holistic care to cancer patients in need. Supporters are encouraged to donate money and upload video messages of strength and courage on social media using the hashtag #WeGoTogether to inspire or support someone battling cancer or coping with the loss of a loved one.This update comes just months after the tragic news of the return of Newton-John’s breast cancer, causing her to postpone her tour back in May. The Grease singer/actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.”I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you who sent such kind and loving messages of support over the past few months,” she said. “Your prayers and well wishes have truly helped me, and continued to lift my spirits. I’m feeling great, and so look forward to seeing you soon.”Learn How MusiCares Supports Music Professionals With Health And Human Services Twitter Facebook Olivia Newton-John’s Cancer Research Campaign olivia-newton-john-launches-campaign-cancer-research ‘Grease’ star’s new fundraising campaign aims to raise $1 million by encouraging donors to share words of inspirationNate HertweckGRAMMYs Aug 21, 2017 – 2:48 pm Olivia Newton-John shared a special message with her fans via her Facebook page today. The GRAMMY winner announced a new fundraising campaign titled We Go Together launched by her Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre. Read morelast_img read more

Why you shouldnt rush to buy a 5G phone

first_img Testing Verizon’s 5G network: A wild goose chase for mind-blowing data speeds 5G is here as Galaxy S10, Mate X and other phones debut. But it’ll cost you Samsung Galaxy S11 5G may be slimmer, last longer thanks to Qualcomm Galaxy S10 5G isn’t the only 5G phone coming. Here’s a (probable) list of more MWC 2019: All the phones and gadgets we cared about reading • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone Now playing: Watch this: There’s been a whirlwind of 5G news. This spring, 5G networks went live in the US and South Korea. In the US, Verizon turned on its 5G service in early April in Chicago and Minneapolis. Sprint followed in June, with 5G service in Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and Kansas City. And various handset makers, including Samsung and LG, have started selling their first 5G devices. T-Mobile’s turned on its network in six cities, including a test we conducted in New York, but the coverage is still minimal.Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone vendor, has launched the Galaxy S10 5G across all four nationwide networks in the US, including on T-Mobile on Friday. LG’S V50 ThinQ is also live on networks such as Sprint and Australia’s Telstra. The OnePlus 7 Pro launched on EE’s fresh 5G network in the UK. At MWC in February, Oppo talked up its first, not-yet-named 5G phone. Also at MWC, Huawei showed off its 5G-powered Mate X foldable and Xiaomi detailed its Mi Mix 3 5G. The show also marked the debut of ZTE’s Axon 10 Pro, while Sony and showed off prototypes for devices they’ll launch this year. That doesn’t mean you should jump on the 5G bandwagon just yet. Here are a few reasons to wait a bit.Sparse coverageAT&T says it had the first mobile 5G network in the US, but when it comes to where you can actually tap into the next-generation service, things get a little mysterious. “They’re small pockets in the cities,” Fuetsch said earlier this year, noting that all of the customers using the Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot are small businesses. “We haven’t disclosed them publicly.”xiaomi-mi-mix-3-4The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G will be one of the first 5G phones on the market.  Juan Garzon/CNET AT&T and Verizon have invested in superhigh frequency radio airwaves known as millimeter wave spectrum, which brings tremendous speed and capacity. The downside of that high capacity is limited range. How limited? Think a block or two. So even if AT&T and Verizon say they have 5G coverage in a city, you may struggle to actually get on the network, even with a compatible device. A Verizon spokesman admitted earlier this year that the initial deployment would be small. That’s exactly what CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt found in April when she traveled to Chicago to test the Motorola Moto Z3 phone with a 5G Moto Mod. Dolcourt at times detected the high download speeds promised by Verizon — between 450 Mbps to 1Gbps in less than 30 milliseconds — but those speeds were few and far between.”I’d like to be able to say that using Verizon’s 5G was a mind-blowing experience, with download speeds beyond my wildest imagination,” she wrote. “I wish I could tell you that I downloaded entire albums of music and streamed video instantly. Unfortunately, all I can say after a long day is that I found it confusing. Frustrating. Absolutely insane.” A second test of the Verizon network was more impressive than the first attempt, with data speeds a month later blowing past 1Gbps. And Verizon at least has launched its service for mobile use. AT&T turned its network on in December but still hasn’t made access available for consumers. A CNET speed test of its 5G network in the closed off Warner Bros. studio in Los Angeles, however, nabbed our highest peak speeds. At MWC in February, T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray told CNET that his company has fired up millimeter wave spectrum that supports the upcoming Galaxy S10 5G, but that it likely won’t market the network since the coverage area is so small. Ray said T-Mobile’s full 5G launch will happen in the second half of the year. He didn’t specify when, but there may not be phones that run on the company’s broader 5G network until the fourth quarter, or even early 2020. That’s because devices for T-Mobile’s network will require Qualcomm’s upcoming second-generation modem, the X55, and that isn’t yet available for devices. Smartphones coming in time for the holidays later this year will still use the first-generation modem, the X50, Qualcomm’s Amon said in an interview at MWC. “There are some [handset makers] who are aggressive with their launch dates,” he said. “We could see some X55s, but most of the smartphones coming from Q2 2019 all the way to the holiday season will be … X50.”A T-Mobile spokeswoman would say only that the broader network launch would happen in the second half.Both Ray and Fuetsch are shooting for nationwide coverage using lower frequency (and longer range) spectrum by 2020. The carrier with the biggest early 5G coverage could actually be Sprint. Yes, that Sprint. The company claim roughly 2,180 square miles of coverage, which covers 11.5 million people, makes it the largest 5G network in the country. CNET’s Lynn La traveled to Dallas to try out the LG V50, a $1,152 5G phone distinguished by its second-screen attachment (the attachment won’t be made available in the US). She found speeds weren’t as fast as on Verizon’s network, but Sprint’s “coverage was impressively consistent.””Unlike Verizon’s 5G network, you don’t have to be near or within eyesight of a node to get high-speed data from Sprint,” La wrote.Expensive phones5G phones don’t come cheap, with most of them breaking the $1,000 mark. At the high end of the spectrum is Huawei’s Mate X. The foldable phone will cost a jaw-dropping 2,300 euros ($2,600) when it eventually goes on sale (Huawei planned to launch it midyear, but it has delayed its release). That’s pricier than feared, even though it’s one of the world’s first foldable phones. Huawei’s second 5G phone is the Mate 20 X 5G. It’s been pulled by EE in the UK, but should retail for £999 (or about $1,279 in the US and AU$1,856 in Australia), the device has a huge 7.2-inch display, a 4,200mAh battery and a triple rear-camera setup. EE, Vodafone, Three and O2 were supposed to carry the Mate 20 X 5G, but it’s clear if it’ll actually show up. It won’t be coming to the US.EE’s network, by the way, is up in five cities. And despite some strong speeds, coverage remains inconsistent, according to our early speed test. (Sense a theme here?)Verizon began selling the Galaxy S10 5G in May. Priced at $1,300 — $300 more than the Galaxy S10 Plus —  and originally unveiled during Unpacked, it has a 6.7-inch display, four rear cameras and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices. The device also became available on Sprint on June 21, followed by AT&T and T-Mobile. Samsung also will launch a 5G variant of its foldable Galaxy Fold, but that phone’s launch has been delayed due to screen issues. It hasn’t yet detailed how much the 5G model will cost, but the 4G variant is $1,980.The LG V50 ThinQ is available for Sprint users for $1,152, and Verizon is selling the phone for $999. It will come to T-Mobile and AT&T later in the year.On the other end of the pricing spectrum are phones from Motorola/Lenovo and Xiaomi. Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 3 5G retailed for 599 euros ($679) when it hit the market in May, an amount that’s less than many 4G phones today.Lenovo’s first 5G device was 2018’s Motorola Moto Z3. Its successor, the Moto Z4, launched in May without much fanfare. Like the Z3, the Z4 connects to 5G with a Moto Mod modular accessory, which attaches to the back of the phone using magnetic pins. The phone is $499 and the Mod costs extra, but for a limited time you can get both for $440, making the Z4 the cheapest 5G phone yet.As for a Motorola phone that wouldn’t need an accessory to connect to 5G, the company is working on making such a device, but you’ll have to wait much longer. Doug Michau, Motorola Mobility’s director of technical sales and operations, said that phone would come much later than early 2019. More specifically, Michau said it would launch in “definitely less than three years, but no time frame yet.”Ultimately, the additional features added to 5G phones “will determine the premium,” Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi said. “Rest assured, there will be one.”Wireless plans also cost more. Verizon 5G service is a $10 premium over the regular plan, but your first three months are free. Sprint’s Premium Unlimited plan to access 5G costs $80 to $90 a month. Carriers are spending billions of dollars to build out 5G networks. Device makers need to use pricier components like 5G radios and bigger batteries. Those higher costs will likely flow down to you through more expensive service and phones. And the shift to 5G gives carriers and phone makers the chance to charge more for those top speeds at a time when they’re not selling as many devices. Mobile World Congress 2019 May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 5:18 See All “Initially, the price of 5G phones will be higher than 4G phones, that’s for sure,” Yenchi Lee, senior director of product marketing for MediaTek’s wireless communications business, said in an interview at MWC. The company at the trade show unveiled its first 5G modem, which’ll be in smartphones in early 2020.Once chips like Qualcomm’s new integrated Snapdragon 5G processor hit the market next year, companies making less expensive phones will also be able to include 5G in their devices. “We’re trying to get to 5G not just to that flagship tier but to other tiers as fast as we can,” Qualcomm’s Amon said. The integrated chip will be in phones in the first half of 2020.Compatibility issuesThanks to everyone embracing 4G LTE, we’d finally gotten to the point where phones could be taken to almost any carrier and still work. Then 5G came along.Though everyone is using the same wireless technology, the carriers are employing different bands of spectrum. And the first-generation chip and antennas can’t tap into all those frequencies at the same time. Instead, whatever 5G phone you buy that has Qualcomm’s X50 modem (which is basically any 5G phone except those from Huawei) will be tied to a specific carrier. The 5G phone you buy for Verizon will work only on Verizon’s 5G network. Once the X55 chip and new Qualcomm radios are out, a phone will be able to run on all major spectrum bands, all over the world. That means we can finally get unlocked 5G phones — if that’s what the handset makers choose. No killer apps yetThroughout MWC, countless booths showed off how 5G can change the experience on your phone, with, for instance, video calls and polished console-level games running smoothly, thanks to much of the processing power being handled remotely. But consumers aren’t going to pay a premium just to eliminate a little buffering. huawei-mate-x-hands-on-mwc-2019-17Huawei’s Mate X is a foldable phone that runs on 5G networks.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET “The industry’s challenge is finding what’s the killer app for 5G,” said Dan Hays, a consultant for PWC.  Those apps will come, even if it takes time. Remember, until 4G improved the quality of the services, things like Uber or livestreaming through Facebook didn’t exist, and watching streaming video from the likes of Netflix and YouTube didn’t take off. But in the early days, there may not be a lot of ways to take advantage of all that bandwidth.Mobile 5G beyond phonesThough the world’s biggest handset makers plan to release 5G phones as soon as possible, other, smaller players are being more cautious. HTC for one “questioned whether it was right to do [5G] on a phone.” For now, at least, HTC doesn’t think phones are the way to go. Instead, it’s focusing on delivering 5G to customers through its 5G Hub, which’ll be available in the US on Sprint’s network. “The beauty of the hub concept is it doesn’t matter what device you’ve got,” Nigel Newby-House, HTC associate vice president of product planning and go-to-market, said in an interview ahead of MWC. “Whether it’s VR, notebook, tablet, this is your gateway that could be shared across devices. We’re trying to spare you the cost of having 5G in your phone, tablet, etcetera.”But buying the hub doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have 5G speeds on a 4G phone. You’ll get faster speeds only if your phone has 802.11ad, which enables WiGig Wi-Fi speeds. If your phone is older and runs only 802.11ac Wi-Fi, you’ll end up with a bottleneck where the hub is trying to deliver data faster than your phone can handle. MWC wasn’t the last time we’ll hear about 5G phones. But you might want to wait until next year before you rush to buy one. Originally published on March 2 at 5 a.m. PT. Update March 3 at 6 a.m. PT: To include background.Update April 4 at 4:36 p.m. PT: Adds Verizon 5G network launch info.Update June 29 at 5 a.m. PT: Adds additional background about AT&T and T-Mobile 5G tests. Qualcomm Xiaomi 5G Oppo AT&T Huawei LG Samsung Sony Sprint T-Mobile Verizon OnePlus Galaxy S10 5G camera, 5G demo at MWC 2019 Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 See also Share your voice Getty Images At a Mobile World Congress keynote panel in late February on the timing of 5G devices, Qualcomm President Cristiano Amon declared with confidence, “The phones are ready; we’re just waiting for the networks.” About an hour later, in a briefing room a mere 10 feet below that keynote hall, AT&T Chief Technology Officer Andre Fuetsch told CNET, “The issue is devices. Frankly, we’re waiting on the devices.”After years of work on 5G networks, hyped as the life-changing foundation for tech trends like augmented reality and telemedicine, the super-fast wireless technology has finally gone live. Carriers are turning on their networks, and virtually every major Android handset maker has talked up plans to launch a 5G device this year. • 28 Photos Tags 53 Phones Components Tablets Mobile World Congress 2019 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Commentslast_img read more

The Mandalorian trailer New Star Wars show hits Disney Plus Nov 12

first_img 2 Oh boy! Oh boy!! #Mandalorian https://t.co/Du2yV4Jv9g— Collingwood Jays 🇨🇦 (@CollingwoodJays) August 24, 2019 On Saturday, Favreau came on stage to give fans a first look: Whether you like the original or the prequels, “we’ve got something for everyone,” he said. Favreau previously revealed that the series would be set seven years after Return of the Jedi (so 23 years before The Force Awakens). At D23, the writer-director said the time period appealed to him because there’s no government, no law, and the world just degrades. What would it be like to be a bounty hunter during that period of lawlessness?  WOWThe Mandalorian looks as good as a Feature length Filmhttps://t.co/SGZB4cPs9e— Jamie Moran (@JamieMoranUK) August 24, 2019 Tags Carl Weathers plays Greef Carga, a man who’s hired the Mandalorian for a job.”He’s kinda the head of this guild of bounty hunters,” Weathers said of his character during Star Wars Celebration, according to CNET’s Sean Keane. “The Mando is a guy who he figures can get the job done.”The Mandalorian also stars Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Omid Abtahi as Dr. Pershing, plus Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow and Werner Herzog in unnamed roles, and the voice acting talents of Taika Waititi.The reaction to the new trailer was almost unanimously positive.  Star Wars: The Mandalorian is set to be the first Disney Plus original series to debut, and it has been a prime feature of the D23 Expo this weekend. The series stars Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian, and was written by Jon Favreau, who is also executive producer along with Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars) and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. All three shed light on how the production came to be, in addition to premiering the first official trailer for the upcoming Disney Plus show.  New details and footage were revealed Friday ahead of the Nov. 12 launch, and Disney teased us with a poster earlier in the day. Droid voice @TaikaWaititi says it’s VERY important to him to have droid representation on film in @themandalorian 😬 #StarWars pic.twitter.com/SEYIzluwoV— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 24, 2019 Disney Plus Disney Star Wars That MANDALORIAN TRAILER HAS ME SHOOK 🔥 pic.twitter.com/3yqO4yeOtS— Admiral Jackbar (Geeky Gator) (@The_GeekyGator) August 24, 2019 And that reaction is understandable. The spaghetti western tone is evident even in the trailer, and when you close with Werner Herzog in full Grizzly Man voiceover mode, it’s hard to hold back the shivers. If this trailer is anything to go by, we could be in for something pretty cool with The Mandalorian.The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and ComicBook.com. TV and Movies #TheMandalorian, the first live-action Star Wars series, only on #DisneyPlus. Start streaming November 12. @TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/Dxum2bZDCa— Disney+ (@disneyplus) August 23, 2019 Speaking at Star Wars Celebration back in April, Pascal gave the lowdown on his gray-area bounty hunter. “He’s got a lot of Clint Eastwood in him,” the actor said, adding that he watched Sergio Leone and Akira Kurosawa movies to prepare. 50 Photos Comments Share your voice 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Yo I am beyond pumped for this. Mandalorian lore is (imo) some of the best Star Wars lore, I cannot wait to see this https://t.co/dv5S1zFDTw— Connor “The Wizard” MacDonald (@SamuraiCorndog) August 24, 2019last_img read more

Google Yahoo Prefer Asians as Programmers Not Senior Executives

first_imgTechnology giants such as Google, Yahoo, Intel, and others prefer to see Asians as programmers, not as senior executives, according to a study.A study by Ascend revealed the imbalance between the number of Asians in non-management jobs and leadership positions in Silicon Valley.”If you step in the cafeteria of any of these five companies, you will see plenty of Asian talent around,” said Denise Peck, co-author of the study and former vice-president of Cisco Systems, according to The Economic Times.”It’s only when you walk into the executive suites at these companies that you might see a problem,” Peck said.The findings of the study are based on 2013 data filed with the US employment regulators by Google Inc., Yahoo Inc., Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., and LinkedIn Corp.Ascend’s report coincides with growing criticism on hiring practices by the technology companies and the findings may bring to the fore new issues concerning ethnic and gender biases in Silicon Valley.Asians accounted for 27 percent of professional jobs at the five Silicon Valley companies, while occupying just 14 percent of executive cadre, the report said.In contrast, whites held 62 percent of the professional jobs and 80 percent of executive positions.The report found Asian women confronting a “double whammy” of racial and sexual discrimination, with just one Asian female executive for every 287 Asian women professionals at the five studied companies.On the other hand, there is one white female executive for every 123 white women in professional jobs.However, the report attributes cultural disparity as one of the reasons for lesser number of Asian executives in the technology industry.”There are cultural norms and attitudes that help get Asians to a certain level of success, but then work against them and hold them back from reaching a higher rank,” said Peck, a Chinese-American.Finally, the report says companies can overcome the challenges; for instance, Indian-origin Satya Nadella, who heads Microsoft Corporation, has scored well since he took charge in February 2014.last_img read more

MPs violate law made by them

first_imgSpeakers speak at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday. Photo: Sazid Hossain Constitutional analysts said the members of parliament had breached the law enacted by them, by criticising judges in parliament.Although the MPs have no authority to discuss the judiciary in parliament, they castigated judges after the 16th amendment of the constitution was scrapped recently.Analysts made these observations at a roundtable on the independence of judiciary, organised by civic platform Citizens for Good Governance aka Sujan at the National Press Club on Tuesday.Jurist Shahdeen Malik, columnist Syed Abul Maksud and Sujan secretary Badiul Alam Majumdar spoke at the roundtable, among others. Shahdeen Malik said the members of parliament have no jurisdiction to discuss the verdict of 16th amendment of the constitution. The law makers breached the law enacted by them, he added.Moderating the roundtable, Badiul Alam Majumdar said as per rules of procedure 53, 63 and 133, matters related to the president and the independence of judiciary can’t be discussed in parliament.He said it was unfortunate that they made the law and they violated it.Syed Abul Maksud said the independence of judiciary is necessary so that a common man can seek justice against an influential person.last_img read more

2 muggers shot in RAB gunfight in capital

first_imgTwo suspected muggers were hit by bullets in an alleged gunfight with members of the Rapid Action Battalion near Dhakeshwari Temple in Old Dhaka on Thursday.The identity of the injured could not be known immediately.The RAB claimed that they arrested two muggers and seized their car, and firearms after a gunfight around 5:00pm.RAB-10 commander additional deputy inspector general Md Shahbuddin told Prothom Alo the arrestees are members of an organised mugging group.Tipped off, the RAB men traced the mugging group and chased them in the afternoon.At one stage, the muggers opened fire on the RAB men and they retaliated with gunshots too when the two muggers were hit by bullets, Shahbuddin added.The injured ‘muggers’ have been sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment.last_img read more

Khulna journo remanded

first_imgA Khulna court on Wednesday placed Hedait Hossain Mollah, Khulna correspondent of Dhaka Tribune and online portal Bangla Tribune, on 3-day remand in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for running reports on election results of Khunla-1 constituency with ‘false’ information, reports UNB.Judge Nayan Biswas of Khulna judicial magistrate court-3 passed the order after officer-in-charge of Batiaghata police station Mahbubur Rahman, also investigation officer of the case, produced him before the court seeking a seven-day remand.Upazila nirbahi officer and assistant returning officer Debashish Chowdhury filed the case with his police station on Monday night against Hedait, also the city editor of local newspaper Dainik Probaho, and Rashedul Islam, Khulna bureau chief of the Dainik Manabzamin and newly elected vice-president of Khulna Press Club.Plainclothes police picked up Hedait from Gallamari area in the city around 2:15pm on Tuesday.Later, a court sent him to jail.According to the case statement, Bangla Tribune and Manabzamin published reports headlined ‘22,419 more than total votes cast in Khulna-1’ based on false and fabricated information.last_img read more

S Koreas Moon meets Pompeo says world has escaped nuclear war threat

first_imgUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo shakes hands with Japan`s foreign minister Taro Kono during a bilateral meeting at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea on 14 June 2018. Photo: ReutersSouth Korean president Moon Jae-In said on Thursday the world had escaped the threat of war after this week’s Singapore summit, echoing US president Donald Trump’s upbeat assessment of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Trump and Kim issued a joint statement after their historic meeting that reaffirmed the North’s commitment to “work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”, an end to joint US-South Korean military exercises and gave US guarantees of security to North Korea.”There have been many analyses on the outcome of the summit but I think what’s most important was that the people of the world, including those in the United States, Japan and Koreans, have all been able to escape the threat of war, nuclear weapons and missiles,” Moon told US secretary of state Mike Pompeo ahead of a meeting between the two in Seoul. The summit statement provided no details on when Pyongyang would give up its nuclear weapons programme or how the dismantling might be verified.Sceptics of how much the meeting achieved pointed to the North Korean leadership’s long-held view that nuclear weapons are a bulwark against what it fears are US plans to overthrow it and unite the Korean peninsula.”I am confident that we took a very good, significant step in Singapore,” Pompeo told Moon on Thursday ahead of a trilateral meeting including Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono.Pompeo insisted after the meeting that Pyongyang was committed to giving up its nuclear arsenal but said it would “be a process, not an easy one”.Kim Jong Un understood getting rid of his nuclear arsenal needed to be done quickly and there would only be relief from stringent UN sanctions on North Korea after its “complete denuclearisation”, Pompeo said.”EVERYBODY MUCH SAFER”The United States has long insisted on complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation by North Korea but, in the summit statement, North Korea committed only to the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”, phrasing it has used in the past.Pompeo said a day earlier he would like to accomplish major nuclear disarmament in North Korea within Trump’s current term.”Absolutely … you used the term major, major disarmament, something like that? We’re hopeful that we can achieve that in the 2-1/2 years,” he said.US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japan`s Foreign Minister Taro Kono attend a joint news conference at the foreign ministry in Seoul, South Korea on 14 June 2018. Photo: ReutersPompeo, who is charged by Trump with leading follow-on negotiations, bristled at a question about why the words “verifiable” and “irreversible” were not used in the summit joint statement in the context of denuclearisation.”It’s in the statement. You’re just wrong about that … Because complete encompasses verifiable and irreversible. I suppose you could argue semantics, but let me assure you that it’s in the document,” Pompeo said on Wednesday.Trump returned to the United States on Wednesday and took to Twitter to hail the meeting, the first between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader, as a major win for American security.”Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” Trump tweeted. “There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!” Democratic critics in the United States said the agreement was short on detail and the Republican president had made too many concessions to Kim, whose country is under UN sanctions for its nuclear and weapons programmes and is widely condemned for human rights abuses.MAINTAIN THE READINESSTokyo has reacted with concern at Trump’s plans to cancel military exercises with South Korea, saying such drills are vital for East Asian security.Two North Korean missiles flew over Japan last year as Pyongyang made rapid advances in its programme to develop a missile capable of striking the US mainland with a nuclear warhead.Tokyo is working on arranging a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong Un, with one possibility including the premier’s visit to Pyongyang around August, the Yomiuri newspaper reported.A government source familiar with the matter told Reuters that Japanese officials planned to discuss the summit meeting with North Korean officials at an international conference on Northeast Asian security to be held in Mongolia on Thursday and Friday.Despite Trump and Moon’s assertions about the North Korean nuclear threat being over, a senior US official responsible for studying the North Korean military said the US intelligence assessment of the nuclear and other military threat posed by North Korea to US and allied forces in Asia and the northwest Pacific remained unchanged.US officials said it was unclear what types of training involving US and South Korean troops might cross into Trump’s now forbidden zone of “war games”. But big, joint US-South Korean exercises appeared off-limits under the new guidance.”Make no mistake, we are going to maintain the readiness of our forces in South Korea,” said one US official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The official acknowledged, however, it was still not certain how that was going to happen.The United States maintains about 28,500 soldiers in South Korea, which remains in a technical state of war with the North after the 1950-53 Korean War ended in a truce rather than a peace treaty.last_img

With Some Schools Still on Hold Because of Harvey Students Go On

first_img 00:00 /01:00 X Laura IsenseeThird grader Cedric Dupas got to show off his freestyle moves at an interactive hip hop show at Miller Outdoor Theater. He and his classmates at Hilliard Elementary will start their new school year on Monday.Several Houston schools are finally gearing up for back-to-school next week, since Harvey caused extensive damage and delays. But before class starts, some students got a different kind of lesson.That lesson was in the art and culture of Houston hip hop.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/21131921/WhatsApp-Video-2017-09-21-at-1.16.02-PM.mp400:0000:0000:59Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Dozens of students from Hilliard Elementary in Northeast Houston watched an interactive hip hop show at the Miller Outdoor Theater. Some kids like third grader Cedric Dupas even got on stage.“I feel like awesome, because I danced!” he reported afterwards.It capped off several days of field trips to places like Hermann Park and the Children’s Museum. For teachers it was the first time they’d seen their students this year. “It was nice. The kids was able to get out, get out of the community, you know, since it was destroyed,” said Torrie Taylor, who teaches second grade.Video Playerhttps://cdn.hpm.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/21131422/WhatsApp-Video-2017-09-21-at-12.51.33-PM.mp400:0000:0000:52Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s why she said the best part was: “Seeing the kids having fun, smiles on their faces.”Taylor and her students — along with six other Houston schools — will start the year next Monday. Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Could Democrats Really Turn Texas Blue In 2018

first_imgGABRIEL CRISTÓVER PÉREZ/KUT NEWSA town hall at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, hosted by Indivisible TX 25 East. U.S. Rep. Roger Williams (TX-25) was not present but members of the community carried on with the town hall asking questions of local policy experts and a stand-in forThe last time a Democrat won statewide office in Texas, grunge rock topped the music charts. The state has been solidly red ever since Republican George W. Bush took over from Democrat Ann Richards in the Governor’s mansion. That was more than 20 years ago.Houston Chronicle columnist Erica Grieder is making a bold prediction. She thinks 2018 will be the year Texas turns blue again. She says the election of Donald Trump as president has a lot to do with it.Grieder says the very fact the Republican Party has been in power for so long, and focused so much on keeping its conservative base happy, will likely lead voters to consider Democrats.“We’re seeing discussions of bathroom bills and constitutional carry and sanctuary cities,” she says. “It’s not a kind of a focus on infrastructure, roads, schools.”Grieder says that even though moderates like House Speaker Joe Straus have been frozen out of the GOP, members of the party tell her they think a good year for Democrats would be helpful to Republicans who are less identified with the far-right.“For Democrats to gain a significant number of seats in the legislature or in Congress, will kind of be a wake up call to other Republicans. That they can’t keep doing this,” Grieder says.Grieder says even a single statewide Democratic win could energize the party and its voters toward further gains. She says Democrats have fielded large numbers of candidates for 2018, and she sees more enthusiasm on that side of the aisle.Written by Shelly Brisbin. Sharelast_img read more

Full Show Building Homes in the Flood Plain and Understanding Your DNA

first_imgOn Monday’s Houston Matters: A report from the Houston Chronicle says more and more new homes are being built in flood plains. The Chronicle says one in every five home construction projects given a permit are in these areas. We learn more from the reporters involved in the findings.Also this hour: With the rise of DNA testing services to determine one’s ancestry, a local expert helps us make sense of what listeners have found in their results. And we learn about a surprise some South Texas residents are finding in theirs.Also this hour: Veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller of the Meyerland Animal Clinic answers your questions. And we get an update on the Astros-Indians playoff series and the Texans-Cowboys game from sportswriter Jeff Balke.We offer a daily podcast here, on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcasting apps. This article is part of the Houston Matters podcast Share X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img 00:00 /50:24 Listenlast_img read more