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first_imgKolkata: Election officials of the North Kolkata Parliamentary constituency segment have initiated various steps to reach out to the specially-abled voters under its jurisdiction and encourage them to exercise their electoral franchise.Braille-enabled Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) will be arranged for visually-impaired voters, officials are visiting the homes of the specially-abled persons to know about their disabilities and locations, a ramp will be put up on the ground with handrail so that wheelchairs can be rolled on the them and some of them will picked up from home and dropped back after the voting process. The North Kolkata will go to poll in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections on 19 May. The district election officer (DEO) of North Kolkata, Dibyendu Sarkar, has already directed the other election officials to make all the necessary arrangements to ensure a pleasant voting experience for all the specially-abled voters. The officials have also been asked to chalk out a detailed plan to help differently-abled voters to exercise their franchise without any difficulties. The office of the DEO has already carried out a survey to identify these voters and their locations in order to make special arrangements for them on the day of poll. The poll personnel have started visiting their homes to know about their disabilities and what kind of assistance they would need to reach polling booths to cast their votes. They have been asked to collect details of the locations and contact numbers of such voters. According to district election officer Dibyendu Sarkar, there are altogether 1,500 differently abled voters in North Kolkata. The election officials have prepared a list of these voters with the data provided by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the office of the commissioner for persons with disabilities. “We are making necessary arrangements for the differently-abled voters at the polling stations. A ramp will be put up on the ground with handrail so that wheelchairs can be rolled on the ramp. Voters with physical deformities need not to stand in the queue and they will be allowed to cast their votes the moment they step into the booth,” Sarkar said. Sarkar further said: “Braille-enabled Electronic Voting Machines will be arranged for visually-impaired voters. There will be special arrangements for elderly voters as well. We have decided to arrange 150 wheelchairs in North Kolkata. Vehicles and wheelchairs will be arranged for persons requiring special assistance. We have already spoken to various organisations and NGOs to arrange for wheelchairs. Arrangements will be made to pick up these individuals from their homes and drop them back after voting.” An audio-visual documentary for specially-abled people has been released by the District Election Officer where these voters have been urged to cast their votes. The video will encourage the specially-abled people to take part in the election process, said a senior election official.last_img read more

OSU freshman defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) pays tribute to his brother, former OSU defensive lineman Joey Bosa, by doing the ‘Bosa shrug’ after his first career sack during the Buckeyes’ season opener on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — For the first-year defensive linemen who have received the most playing time other than Nick Bosa — redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones, redshirt freshman Davon Hamilton and freshman Robert Landers — 2016 has been a great season. Coming into the year, Nick, brother of former OSU All-American and current San Diego Charger Joey Bosa, was expected to make an impact — unlike his fellow freshman counterparts on the defensive front.After Bosa suffered a torn ACL during his senior year of high school, and starting defensive tackle and redshirt junior Tracy Sprinkle went down with an achilles rupture in the first game of the season, it became apparent OSU needed some big-time minutes from their young players. Although Bosa had a successful rehab period, he still needed time to develop after missing much of the offseason’s drills.According to the Florida native, 2016 has been about growth more than healing, although the time away ensured he was ready to go late in the season.“I’ve grown tremendously this whole year,” Bosa said. “From the first day going full speed in camp to now I think … I’ve actually learned how to play football. Let’s just say that. High school was a lot of brute strength and athleticism. And now, I think I have a pretty good skill set. It’s just been fun to progress all year and learn new things every week. The knee is fine.”Before Bosa started picking up steam as a defender, the interior of the OSU defensive line was a bit of a question mark. That was, until, the trio of Jones, Hamilton and Landers emerged as quality defensive linemen.Jones leads the group with 46 total tackles, while Hamilton and Landers have combined for 25. Of Landers’ 16 tackles, eight are for a loss. Success in his first real playing time with a team in national-championship contention is still a little surreal for Jones.“It set in for my family, not for me yet,” he said. “I’m still in a trance still trying to figure this all out. I’m excited. I’m just ready to go.”OSU is a program that expects contributions from first-year players the moment they step onto campus, like many other top football universities in the nation. Although the expectation might seem lofty, it has helped lots of players develop into NFL-ready talent as soon as they leave Columbus. While it’s a bit like a dream for Jones, Bosa had different things in mind when he committed to the Buckeyes.“I obviously have high expectations of myself,” he said. “I’m not going to come in and not expect to play. The fact that I’ve contributed to a national championship run is surreal.”While the players have been hard at work all week preparing for the task ahead in Clemson, most players agreed the extra practice is a chance to fine tune their skills. Although Jones agreed the bowl practices are helpful, he said they have more of an impact for next season.“Bowl practice, period, is really like a mini camp for us ‘cause it’s a chance for the young guys to showcase their talents and show them we can still play,” Jones said. “This kind of just showcases us for next year’s season.”Recently, Nick Bosa watched his brother throw up an O-H-I-O after getting a sack against Cleveland in the Chargers’ loss last Saturday. Although he has yet to break out any patented moves like Joey’s shrug, Nick said he might give it a try.“We’ll see,” he said. “I’ll probably just be screaming my head off. Too much adrenaline.”Bosa and company will be squaring off against Clemson on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl at the University of Phoenix Stadium. read more

first_imgPaléontologie : la taille des mammifères a “explosé” après l’extinction des dinosaures Publiée dans la revue Science, une étude internationale dirigée par une biologiste américaine montre qu’après la disparition des dinosaures, il y a 65 millions d’années, toutes les lignées de mammifères ont vu leur taille augmenter considérablement, profitant de nouvelles niches écologiques.Dix-sept tonnes et près de 5,50 mètres au garrot : Indricotherium transouralicum, un rhinocéros sans corne qui vivait en Eurasie il y 34 millions d’années, est le plus grand mammifère terrestre connu. Il illustre le gigantisme survenu au sein de tous les groupes de mammifères à partir de 65 millions d’années, époque de l’extinction des dinosaures, avec un pic vers -35 et un autre vers -10 millions d’années.À lire aussiPourrions-nous redonner vie aux dinosaures comme dans Jurassic Park ?Dirigée par le Pr Felisa Smith de l’Université de biologie du Nouveau-Mexique, une équipe internationale de paléontologues et de spécialistes de biologie évolutive et d’écologie, a collecté et analysé, durant trois ans, les données concernant la denture de fossiles des principaux groupes de mammifères terrestres, du mammouth au paresseux en passant par les rhinos ou les fourmiliers, pour en déduire la taille maximale atteinte par ces espèces.”La remarquable similarité des tailles maximales sur les différents continents suggère qu’il y avait des niches écologiques vacantes similaires pour des mammifères géants partout sur le globe. Plus le climat était froid, plus grands semblaient être les animaux, les plus grandes créatures conservant mieux la chaleur. Les résultats sont frappants : température globale et surface de terres émergées sont des contraintes pour la taille des mammifères, les plus grands évoluant aux époques où la Terre était la plus froide et les habitats terrestres les plus vastes”, résume le Pr Smith. Le 27 novembre 2010 à 19:16 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Tom Holland Responds to Disney-Sony Spider-Man Feud‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… This gorgeous 11″ x 14″ art print is perfect for adding some color and flair to your home decorating. It features a very dynamic pose for Thor and he’s as colorful as the rainbow bridge of Asgard!Thor Blu-rayThor’s first movie. Take is back to where it all began.Thor ChaliceIt’s not exactly Marvel’s Thor, but it’s still Thor! This 7 oz. chalice will make you feel like a God while you have your wine. And hey, I bet Asgardians drink out of chalices like this all the time.Loki T-ShirtThis great, minimalist Loki shirt lets you celebrate the God of Mischief in style. The unisex cut and multiple available colors will help you pick out just the right version for you! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Though the Norse God of Thunder predates him, Marvel’s Thor premiered back in Journey Into Mystery #83 by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby back in 1962. This God of Asgard served as a character comparable to Superman powers wise in the Marvel Universe and would go on to have adventures solo and with the Avengers for over 50 years including the legendary Walt Simonson run on the character.With the massive success of the MCU we have more Thor fans than ever before, so chances are you have a friend or loved one that’s all about the Thunder God. We here at Geek put together just for them!Chris Hemsworth Thor StatueOne of the best things to happen to Thor in recent years was having him played by Chris Hemsworth in the MCU. He plays up the fish out of water aspect of the character in the Avengers perfectly, and his most recent outing in Thor: Ragnarok may be his best performance yet. Celebrate with this gorgeous statue available on Amazon April 30th. No doubt in time for Infinity War. Thor Winged Fleece HatKeep your head warm while looking like the God of Thunder with this fleece hat inspired by Thor’s legendary helmet! They’re handmade and can be made to a custom size to accommodate your needs!Thor’s Hammer Mjolnir EarringsThese earrings based on the Thor’s hammer Mjolnir are a great, simple accessory for any Thor fan. They’re approximately one and half inches in length.Walt Simonson’s Thor: Vol 1 This is considered by many to be the gold standard in Thor comics. Walt Simonson forged a new, exciting path for the character, created Beta Ray Bill, turned Thor into a frog, and did so much more. This volume includes this first nine issues of this historic run!Fenrir LeggingsHela’s beloved furry beast bested by Hulk in Ragnarok. While Fenrir is technically Loki’s son, he played a pretty badass and furious part in the third Thor. Grab these beautiful leggings from Norse Fitness and let everyone know you are no mere mortal to be tampered with.Loki Mug of FeelsLoki is easily the most lovable villain/anti-hero in the MCU. Now you can have your coffee with Loki every morning as he experiences a roller coaster of emotions in this Mug of Feels!Thor 3D Deco LED Wall LightThis lamp almost makes it look like Thor swung his mighty hammer and it went straight through your wall.Multi-color Thor Printlast_img read more

first_img MovieBob Reviews: ‘Shadow’MovieBob Reviews: ‘The Curse of La Llorona’ Even with everything moving so fast now, it’s still be pretty hard to believe that the first Creed was as great as it was — surely the all-time recent champion of movies that are better than they had any Earthly right to be. The idea that the Rocky franchise might make another comeback? Unlikely. That it would come back as a canonical spin-off about Apollo Creed’s son being trained to fight by Rocky Balboa with Stallone coming back to the part? Implausible. That the resulting film wouldn’t just be good but one of the best entries in the series and of that entire year? IMPOSSIBLE! And yet, here we are now with Creed II not only picking up the story again but revisiting the point where the original Rocky cycle derailed itself into cartoonish mid-80s nonsense; pitting Michael B. Jordan’s Adonis Creed against newcomer Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu as the revenge-seeking son of Ivan Drago.And it’s still good — really!Now, granted, you shouldn’t trust men of my generation to be rational thinkers when it comes to Rocky movies — there’s a lot bound up in all of that. I’ve never seen grown and even “aged” adult men bolt upright in theater set as reliably as the mid-trailer revelation that the original Creed was in fact a Rocky continuation (to say nothing of the gasps that greeted the reveal of the name “DRAGO” as the final shot of the sequel’s trailer) But speaking as objectively as possible: If Creed shouldn’t have worked because it had to find a way to reverse engineer what ROCKY originally was from the fairly goofy thing ROCKY became in order to pull off a follow-up, Creed II really shouldn’t work because it’s trying to apply that same level of reconstruction to the left over goofy parts.Lest we forget (or, if you’re a younger viewer who’s perhaps only aware of ROCKY IV by reputation); the inciting incident to this whole slice of the franchise is Rocky’s main nemesis turned best friend being killed in the ring by Dolph Lundgren’s superhuman laboratory-tested Soviet ultra-boxer whom Rocky himself then defeats for personal vengeance and national pride. Turning Rocky Balboa and the earnestly sentimentalized vision of working-class Philadelphia that orbits him from cartoon characters back into semi-realistic icons by pairing them with the more definitively grounded Adonis and his adjacent aesthetic was one thing; but Ivan Drago and the mountain of baggage that came with him were never always pure uncut comic-strip supervillain business – so making this all fit together was going to be a challenge.And to be certain: Creed II is not as good as Creed — that was probably never going to be possible, since it lacks both the general element of surprise and the presence of writer-director Ryan Coogler as guiding hand; turning things over to fellow relative newcomer Steven Caple Jr. directing from a script by Stallone and Juel Taylor. And whereas the first film indeed felt like a bolt out of the blue, something wholly fresh and different with a new-millenium energy descended from but not beholden to the Rocky legacy, this one is much more definitively settled into the groove of being a part of that series as well as its own – and in some ways, that works against its favor: The exhilarating rush of hearing the Rocky theme music finally cue up on the soundtrack at the exact right moment the first time around here gives way to variations on the theme cueing up… pretty much all the time, in any context, changing keys and instrumentation. More broadly, it makes it more difficult to not notice rigid adherence to the Rocky formula: You pretty much know going in that Adonis will be in a good place, face an unexpected challenge he’s unprepared for, be brought low by the exploitation of a character weakness connected to personal insecurity and a major life change, fight back through adversity in thoughtful repose followed by elaborately-symbolic training montage and face both his demons and nemesis in a climactic rematch. And, yeah, that’s essentially the movie.So, bad news: It’s a little predictable where the first one was anything but – this isn’t the comeback tour, this is the pop-concert where they’re playing the hits. The good news: It’s playing them really well. It’s not groundbreaking or game-changing, but Creed II is a damn, damn good boxing movie and, if you’re of the school that says films like this rise and fall entirely by the Big Fight it’s probably a great one because the third act of this absolutely kills. The actors are all on point, the storytelling through action is brutal, crisp and satisfying and whichever of the two credited screenwriters came up with Adonis ring-entrance gimmick should get a special Oscar just for that note.On the acting front, Jordan and Stallone are both as excellent as before (Sly of course can probably do this in his sleep by now and Jordan is fast becoming the best of his generation at affecting a very particular nuance of sensitivity and anger) but MVPs this time turn out to be Tessa Thompson and, incredibly (or maybe not?) Dolph Lundgren as the returning elder Drago; with Munteanu initially seemingly like little more than an intimidating cipher but revealing real chops when it finally counts.Thompson is of course is one of the fiercest all-around talents working — period, and she firmly avoids the gravitational pull to the margins that so often plagues “suffering love interest” characters in sports films to stake out real space for herself. But the ever-underutilized and inscrutable Lundgren turns out to be possibly the most interesting thing in the film by virtue of unpredictability: again, he’s the only “returning” component here whose character wasn’t ever more than a one-dimensional cartoon, so it’s consistently surprising to see where Drago actually goes in terms of what he really wants, feels and what his relationship actually is to the other characters. His arc is legitimately compelling and the payoff is really good.There’ve been a lot of disappointments this year (hell I’m still not over Incredibles 2 sucking…) but I’m glad to report Creed II isn’t one of them. I don’t how much longer they can keep this up (given the trajectory of the earlier Rocky series, I hope they know to call it off before he’s fighting like “Cyborg Clubber Lang” or “Clone Rocky” — but I’m here for it.More MovieBob Reviews on Geek.com:MovieBob Reviews: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’MovieBob Reviews: ‘Overlord’MovieBob Reviews: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Whether you’re a master tier chef or a complete neophyte in the kitchen fear not. We live in the age where our phones and tablets can help us with anything. Cooking is no different. There are hundreds of apps available claiming to be the best and most helpful. It can actually be overwhelming when picking with will be the easiest to create the perfect meal. We here at Geek will help you cut through the fat to get to the exquisite noms!View as: One Page Slides1/51. HandpickThis was my first real cooking app I used. It basically saved me when I only have a few groceries in the fridge and couldn’t afford to buy more. No matter what I had, it could find something for me to put together. I won’t lie, it is a bit clunky to work through, but it really got me through many many hungry pinches. I recommend with caution. AppleAndroid2. TastemadeThe videos are great. But the downside to having a really nice and comprehensive app, you have to pay for it. If you think or would like to do a bunch of cooking, I’d recommend this. They have monthly ($7.99) and yearly ($80) plans. Each video also has written instructions so don’t fret if you miss anything. I highly recommend all of the ‘Feeling Peckish’ videos for the movie buffs out there. Julie Nolke ties in creative recipes to your fave films, and it’s pure magic. This app is a good investment. AppleAndroid3. YummlyThe interface of Yummly is one of the most inviting of any app I’ve ever used. Yummly also pulls from some of my favorite food blogs like Smitten Kitchen and Deliciously Ella. The photography is beautiful which makes choosing recipes horribly tough. I will say the recipes in Yummly are pretty comprehensive, so you get lots of details and tips. You won’t be led astray if you want to try this one out. AppleAndroid4. All RecipesI alllllll…ways (see what I did there) tell people with a fear of messing up recipes to use this one. They idiot proof all of them. Seriously, it will walk you through scrambled eggs if that’s the level you’re at. I love the option of being about to reduce recipes within the app so I can buy the right amount of ingredients. Trying to do it yourself is the pits, and I always get it wrong. If you need a little help in the kitchen, this is the one for you.AppleAndroid5. Big OvenI think Big Oven gets overlooked sometimes, but it’s definitely worth a try. They also tout themselves as the app with the most recipes (350,000ish). And like All Recipes…lives up to the simplicity hype. This app helps with organizing your calendar and your shopping lists. A big bonus, it gives you the calorie count upfront. So if your counting or cutting your daily intake having that information right with your face aids in making adjustments to the recipe. AppleAndroidLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services last_img read more

first_img More information: plus.google.com/+chrome/posts/BkJmjzDicSh © 2013 Phys.org Explore further WebRTC is available on desktop Chrome and Chrome OS, and will be available on mobile later this year. Game visitors, though, can play Cube Slam against Bob the Bear on a smartphone or tablet. Cube Slam’s graphics are rendered in WebGL. For Chrome and Firefox users, WebGL brings hardware-accelerated 3-D graphics to the browser without installing additional software. If you don’t have WebGL, says Google, you can still play Cube Slam in 3-D with CSS3, which allows developers to build their web pages with the same game engine running under the hood. CSS3 stands for Cascading Style Sheets. Google noted that all the graphics run on your GPU, freeing the CPU for other tasks.The soundtrack comes by way of Web Audio, which is used for games and interactive applications. The Cube Slam music-tracker and sound manager are built on the Web Audio API. The soundtrack adapts in real-time to every level reached. WebRTC puts video chats all in the browser (Phys.org) —Google has a new game called Cube Slam where you get to slam a cube into another player’s screen target. If you hit the cube against the other player’s screen three times, terrific, the screen shatters. To keep the game from getting dull, varied levels are part of the mix, complete with obstacles and gravity fields to keep players challenged. This is as addictive as an old-time video arcade game but supplemented with video chat as well. A share link gets the two players going. Google’s CubeSlam debut falls under the Google umbrella of Chrome Experiments, a showcase for web experiments. Most of these experiments are built with the latest open technologies: HTML5, Canvas, SVG, and WebGL. “We hope they show how the web has become faster, more fun, and more open – the same spirit in which we built Google Chrome.” Citation: Cube Slam: Google’s video game plays up WebRTC, WebGL (2013, June 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-cube-slam-google-video-game.html To underscore not only fun but technologies such as WebRTC and WebGL as great ingredients for web innovating, a game like Cube Slam with ample pointers to the way it was built appears to be a clever slam dunk. The blurb on the home page of Chrome Experiments invites first-time hopefuls to play the game where “Video chat meets video game in this new experiment featuring WebGL and WebRTC. Play face-to-face against a friend just by sending a link.”WebRTC is a web standard that enables web browsers with Real-Time Communications (RTC) capabilities via simple Javascript APIs. That means that RTC applications can be developed right in the browser. The underlying technology comes from Global IP Solutions, a 2010 Google acquisition. Google opened the source code, with the intention of greasing the wheels toward standardization. Web RTC stands for Web Real Time Communication. Google does not own it; it’s an open source project supported by Google, along with Mozilla and Opera. Components such as VoiceEngine, VideoEngine, NetEQ stem from the acquisition. “Cube Slam is built using WebRTC, an open web technology that lets you video chat with your friends right in the browser, no plug-ins necessary. The getUserMedia API provides access to your webcam and microphone, RTCPeerConnection sends the audio and video to your friends, and RTCDataChannel exchanges all the bits and pieces that keep the game in sync. When there are no firewalls in the way, game data can be sent directly peer-to-peer, greatly reducing server costs.” 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

first_imgNot only is eating chocolates good for your body, applying it to your skin, face or body can provide a lot of benefits as well for better and smoother skin tone, suggest experts. Here are some tips on how chocolates can provide fruitful benefits for your skin.Chocolates are rich in anti-oxidants which helps in reversing the signs of ageing.They have anti-inflammatory properties which makes it extremely suitable for very sensitive and dry skin. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDark Chocolate helps in improving skin texture, giving you a more smooth and moisturised skin.Chocolates contain flavanols, antioxidants that protect your skin from UV damage, free radicals and improve skin hydration.Flavanols are phytonutrients that help in reducing blood pressure, cholesterol level, reducing the risk of heart diseases, controlling blood sugar level and moisturising & softening of the skin.Chocolate when combined with caffeine, which is an excellent anti- inflammatory product, is ideal for treating water retention. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveChocolate facial is a new fad introduced in the beauty and personal care industry. It not only can improve the skin tone, but is also great in reducing wrinkles and fine lines.Mix 1/3rd cup of cocoa powder with 2-3 tablespoon of honey and add a few lemon drops. Apply this chocolate face mask on your face evenly and leave it for about 15-20 minutes before washing. This will give your skin a smoother and clearer tone along with a radiant glow.last_img read more

first_imgOn this subject a critic said: ‘I ain’t mad about a straight guy playing a gay guy, I’m mad that a straight guy is playing an old fashioned super camp comedic stereotype of a gay guy and Disney are peddling that shit as positive representation.’Another said: ‘Straight people playing gay camp characters is offensive. Period.’Whitehall is yet to respond to the backlash.‘I don’t remember anybody complaining about the casting of Brokeback Mountain?’Of the many who defended the casting, one Twitter user said: ‘Genuine question: I get that we all need to be aware about representation but why is the casting of Jack Whitehall a problem when I don’t remember anybody complaining about the casting of Brokeback Mountain, Carol, Moonlight, Call Me By Your Name, Weekend or God’s Own Country?’Another said: ‘Could it just be that Jack Whitehall auditioned better than anyone else for the part that Disney were casting?’Meanwhile, another argued: ‘It’s acting. Pretending to be someone else. Matt Damon isn’t an astronaut. Benedict Cumberbatch isn’t a sorcerer. The Rock isn’t a lifeguard. Jack Whitehall doesn’t need to be gay to play the part.’Another tweeted: ‘If only there were gay actors who could play “camp” as well as Jack Whitehall.’A representative for Whitehall has been approached by GSN for comment.Jungle Cruise is slated for releases on 11 October 2019.The 16 Disney characters you had no idea were gayMore from Gay Star NewsNew photo of the Disney princesses has people shipping them and it’s greatDisney famous faces to attend Disneyland Paris Oscars night held for LGBTI fansEvan Rachel Wood joins the cast of Disney’s Frozen 2Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Jack Whitehall | Photo: The Graham Norton Show News broke of the Fresh Meat star’s casting over the weekend.The comic will appear in Jungle Cruise, based on the Magic Kingdom theme park ride found at Disney Parks worldwide.The reportedly straight British comic will star alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Emily Blunt. Whitehall will play the brother of Emily Blunt’s character.Many consider it the first character in the Disney canon to be openly LGBTI. (Although, it was implied LeFou from last year’s Beauty and the Beast has a crush on his friend Gaston. Meanwhile Oaken in Frozen appears to be part of a two-dad family).While many praised the move, some took issue with Whitehall – a straight, cisgendered star – taking such a high profile LGBTI role.‘Could they seriously not pick someone actually gay?’ tweeted one cinema-goer.Another said: ‘Scarlett Johansson walked so Jack Whitehall could run.’Such a dam shame it’s so hard to find gay actors to play gay roles in hollywood . Do better @disney @jackwhitehall https://t.co/QUQ3qbb8NZ— Chris Salvatore (@CSalvatore) August 12, 2018Actor Chris Salvatore meanwhile commented: ‘Such a dam shame it’s so hard to find gay actors to play gay roles in hollywood. Do better @Disney.’A source told The Sun that Jack’s character would be ‘hugely effete, very camp and very funny.’ Jack Whitehall is weathering an online backlash since it was revealed he will play Disney’s first gay male character. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Jack Whitehall to play Disney’s first openly gay character in new filmMajority of people think straight actors should be able to play gay rolesIgnore Jack Whitehall, he’s not playing the first gay Disney characterRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jack-whitehall-gets-backlash-over-disney-casting/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS-last_img read more

first_img Share SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Even the most seasoned travel agent has experienced this frustration. After finding the perfect flight to match a traveller’s preferred schedule, without warning the flight time has changed or, even worse, the flight is gone altogether.That familiar anxiety will become a thing of the past as Sabre Corporation will be the first technology provider to introduce live data feeds from FlightGlobal’s schedule data, the industry’s most comprehensive database of airline schedules from more than 900 carriers worldwide, into its leading global distribution system (GDS) and travel booking platforms. Now more than 425,000 travel agents worldwide have live access to flight changes and up-to-the-millisecond flight schedules – a critical element to search and book flights with full confidence.“As the first to integrate FlightGlobal’s data with a core travel agency reservation system in the industry, Sabre provides the highest level of schedule reliability to our global agency network for virtually every passenger flight around the world,” said Wade Jones, interim president and senior vice president of strategy for Sabre Travel Network. “Travelers and agents will breathe easier knowing they have the most accurate information at their fingertips.”“FlightGlobal is delighted that Sabre is the first beneficiary of our new and improved schedule distribution capability,” said Lee Johnson, executive director of data operations at FlightGlobal. “Working closely with Sabre, a long-standing industry partner, and using our industry leading schedules data, we ensure that all schedule changes filed with us directly by our airline partners are now immediately displayed in the Sabre platform and to Sabre’s global agency network.”More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalAll flight data processed in the Sabre travel marketplace and through Sabre APIs for online travel sites and developers will update dynamically at the time consumers, travel agents and business travelers shop for flights.For airlines, the increased schedule accuracy allows them to market more efficiently, ensure their inventory is accurately displayed across channels, and better manage seat availability for each flight. Meanwhile, travel consultants will experience a modernized schedule process in the Sabre Red agency platform, with more reliable content at their fingertips that will drive more effective sales and improved customer satisfaction. Monday, February 13, 2017 Tags: GDS, Sabre, Technology Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Sabre and FlightGlobal to provide real-time flight schedule data to agentslast_img read more

first_imgGlanbia Ireland has today announced that they are to bring FarmGen, a farm generated renewable energy initiative, to the farming community.Working in partnership with SSE Airtricity and Activ8 Solar Energies, Glanbia Ireland is launching this renewable solar energy solution to market. FarmGen has combined the collective knowledge, experience and expertise of all parties to bring a turn-key solar powered energy solution to Glanbia Ireland farmers.This technology will help farmers grow their business sustainably into the future while improving energy efficiency on the farm and reducing bills.Following rooftop installation, FarmGen’s 6Kw Solar PV system will help power energy-intensive processes on farm, reducing the costs of milk cooling, vacuum pumps and water heating. Combined these three processes account for around 80% of total milk parlour energy consumption.Activ8 Solar Energies will supply and install state-of-the-art Solar PV panels along with a smart monitoring system on each farm. The system will monitor energy generation and consumption in real-time; helping farmers understand where and when energy is consumed, and therefore assisting them to adopt behaviours that will reduce energy costs and improve sustainability.As part of the solar offering, farms will also have export meters installed that enable them to potentially profit from future incentives to return electricity on to the grid. In advance of this measure, SSE Airtricity will provide an annual export rebate to FarmGen customers, as well as preferential energy rates on their 100% green energy.*Farmers can receive 100% financing for the FarmGen initiative through the existing Glanbia Ireland FundEquip scheme and can also leverage all available grant aids, such as TAMS II (Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes) or SEAI. Activ8 Solar Energies will support all grant funding applications for customers.This solar power solution is open to all farming sectors and sizes, with customised commercial packages available and importantly there are also options available for those who wish to install Solar PV in their homes to harness the power of green energy. Farmers who wish to register their interest for this product can phone 1890 929 828 or visit www.farmgen.ieMichael Creed, Minister of Agriculture, Food & the Marine said: “This is a perfect fit with the Government’s own climate plan and ambition. It builds on the Department of Agriculture’s own TAMS grant, which is encouraging farmers to invest in renewable energies, particularly solar panels, on their farm. It’s great to see Glanbia Ireland take that scheme and work with it to enable the industry to collaborate for the benefit of Irish farmers.”Jim Bergin, CEO, Glanbia Ireland commented: “In Glanbia Ireland, our philosophy is that ‘Goodness Grows Here’ and we are delighted to join with SSE Airtricity and Activ8 Solar Energies to launch our FarmGen programme. Through this economically attractive renewable energy solution, we are empowering our farmers to grow their enterprise and to do this in harmony with the environment, for future generations.”Klair Neenan, Managing Director, SSE Airtricity added: “At SSE Airtricity, we believe this is generation green, and we’re delighted to be supporting this initiative to deliver renewable energy solutions to Glanbia Ireland’s network of farmers. We’ll be offering FarmGen customers an exclusive export rebate, as well as preferential rates for our 100% green energy. It’s great to be working with a forward-thinking organisation like Glanbia Ireland, bringing together our expertise to reduce energy costs and improve sustainability at the same time.”Ciaran Marron, CEO, Activ8 Solar Energies said: “As solar experts, Activ8 Solar Energies aims to take the burden away from the farmer, and offer a full turn-key solution from initial interest and grant application, right through to installation and commission of a farmer’s solar system.”Key highlights of the Glanbia Ireland FarmGen initiative include:· Solar PV: Solar PV panels will enable cost efficiency through reducing energy bills and powering farms through on-site renewable generation.· Smart Monitoring: Smart meters will enable farmers to better understand their energy generation and consumption and how they can adapt behaviour to drive further savings.· Export Meter: Export meters will future-proof farms for upcoming feed-in tariffs, enabling them to sell excess generation back to the electricity grid.· Preferential Rates and 100% Green Energy: FarmGen customers, who switch to SSE Airtricity will be supplied by 100% green energy at exclusive preferential rates, that will further reduce their carbon footprint.· Fully Funded Solution: The solutions available to Glanbia Ireland farmers through the FundEquip scheme, make it possible for farmers to receive competitively priced finance for this product offering.For more information on FarmGen, please view the following video here.*100% green energy based on Fuel Mix Disclosure and CO2 Emissions for 2017, published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU), September 2018. 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first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Eskom has not asked the municipality to load-shed so far today (Tuesday, December 9).This comes as scant relief to many, as the uncertainty remains after the erratic load-shedding experienced yesterday and last week.All residents are again reminded to conserve electricity where possible, especially during peak hours (late afternoon and evening).last_img

first_imgA local tourism department has downgraded its visitor numbers for the year after recent flooding deterred travellers planned to arrive in Thailand over the past month.The country’s tourism leaders reduced its foreign visitor target to 18.8 million, a drop from the 19.5 million previously targeted, the Bangkok Post reported. According to Tourism Department, arrivals for the first eight months of the year increased by up to 28.6 percent over the same period last year, but the number of international figures began to drop from September, over October and this month.The Kasikorn Research Centre said the tourism industry could see losses of up to 15-25 billion baht during the fourth quarter this year with a further dip of 15 billion baht expected if floods continue to affect travel during the month of December. The receding tourism comes despite Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) stressing that tourism areas remain unaffected by flooding and “is expected to remain dry”.“Flood water is receding in many districts of Bangkok.  “This includes the Chatuchak District, where Chatuchak Weekend Market is located. “The market itself is not flooded.  “Central Plaza Lad Phrao, which is also in the Chatuchak District, has reopened.”TAT added Bangkok remains open for business with hotels, shops and tourist attractions open as per normal.Click here for more updates on TAT’s Thailand Flood Updates. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

first_img Acquisitions Company News Trulia Zillow 2015-02-18 Tory Barringer February 18, 2015 543 Views Days after getting the nod from the Federal Trade Commission, Zillow has finally completed its $2.5 billion acquisition of Trulia, the companies announced jointly Tuesday afternoon.Along with the acquisition, Zillow also announced the launch of Zillow Group, Inc., a family of real estate and home-related brands across the Web and mobile platforms. Besides Trulia, the brand portfolio includes StreetEasy, a real estate marketplace focused on New York City, and rental search brand HotPads. Zillow Group will trade under Zillow’s old ticker symbol, “Z,” and will inherit the company’s trading history.Expressing his excitement for the Trulia acquisition, Zillow Group CEO Spencer Rascoff said the completion of the deal marks a “pivotal day in online real estate.””Each of our brands share a consumer-first philosophy, and our power combination of insights and expertise will drive even greater innovation for consumers, empowering them with essential information they need to make critical financial decisions,” Rascoff said. “Our combination will also enable real estate professionals to more efficiently and easily reach the nation’s largest audience of engaged buyers, sellers and homeowners, and extract even more value from their advertising.”According to the announcement, the acquisition was made in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at $2.5 billion, a figure based on Zillow stock’s closing price on February 17. The deal, first announced last July and approved by shareholders in December, had been put on hold while the Federal Trade Commission investigated it.As a result of the acquisition, the companies eliminated approximately 280 positions, due primarily to redundancies in staffing, they announced. Another 70 positions will be cut by the end of Q2. All affected employees have already been notified.Staying on is Paul Levine, who previously served as Trulia’s CEO and who will now serve as the company’s president. Pete Flint, co-founder and former CEO of Trulia, has joined Zillow Group’s board of directors, as has former Trulia board member Greg Waldorf. Zillow, Trulia Complete Acquisition Dealcenter_img in Headlines, News, Technology Sharelast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix After their 45-34 loss to Alabama over the weekend in the Orange Bowl, Riley reflected and vowed to take a step back and make sure they get the very best candidate possible.“I think at the end of the day, to me, the scheme is – obviously you want somebody that’s good scheme-wise, but to me, the scheme is down the line a little bit for me. We’ve gotta have somebody that can help us in building the culture that we want defensively.”“I think a guy that can lead men, and then a guy that can obviously give us a great scheme to help us win, just to continue to improve us as the talent continues to rise on that side, which it is and it’s gonna continue to do so. That to me, somebody that can galvanize that group from that position and somebody that can create that culture that we want on that side of the ball is gonna be toward the top of my list.”Riley also shared that he’ll treat the defensive coordinator choice with very much the same blueprint that Bob Stoops did when Riley arrived in Norman.“I can’t imagine that there is anything that he could’ve done for me that he didn’t do to help get me ready or give me confidence, or give me the leeway to not feel like he was sitting there over my shoulder. Everything he told me that would happen from his end did.”Barring early departures for the NFL draft, or transfers, whoever Riley brings in to run the defense will inherit a good situation, as 10 of Oklahoma’s 11 starters on defense are set to return.See Riley’s full quote below.I also asked Lincoln Riley about if he will use Bob Stoops’ blueprint in introducing new coordinator similar to when he was named OC in 2015. Also asked him what attributes he was looking for in a DC.#Sooners pic.twitter.com/6I5DxYB42T— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) December 30, 2018 One of the handful of coordinator openings that has attracted a ton of attention so far this coaching cycle has been the defensive coordinator job on Lincoln Riley’s staff, and for good reason.The first two seasons under Riley will be remembered for decades to come as some of the most electric offenses in college football history, all while being led by two different Heisman trophy winning quarterbacks. Defense however, has not been their strong suit in either of their runs under Riley into the College Football Playoff.Riley decided to make a coordinator change on the defensive side of the ball back in October, letting go Mike Stoops shortly after a 48-45 shootout loss to Texas proved to be “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” Riley promoted assistant head coach and defensive tackles coach Ruffin McNeil to the post while he searched for a full-time solution, and promoted Bob Diaco from defensive analyst to outside linebackers coach.Here’s our update from late last week on the Sooners defensive coordinator search.last_img read more

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