Pretty in Pink: Gwen Stefani blooms on Harper’s cover

first_imgA far cry from punk style and blood red lips, singer Gwen Stefani looks quite like a Barbie doll on the cover of fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaaar US September issue.Sporting fuschia lips, pink strapless gown and a giant pink flower hat, Stefani exudes much charm.The issue with the theme – Think Pink – is for September edition of Harper’s and this happens to be the magazine’s largest in its 145-year history.Stefani was transformed into a modern day My Fair Lady in a pink Jil Sander gown and decadent hat by Alexis Mabille Couture.In the inside pages, there are more pictures from the photo shoot. Stefani wears labels like Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, the Row and Versace.In the interview, the 42-year-old singer opens up about motherhood, dealing with tabloids, her obsession with makeup, staying in shape and more.last_img

10 months agoMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy with victory at Newcastle: But there’s more to come

first_imgMan Utd boss Solskjaer happy with victory at Newcastle: But there’s more to comeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was delighted with their 2-0 win at Newcastle/Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku struck for the visitorsSolskjaer said, “Finally we kept a clean sheet. A very professional performance. We didn’t hit the heights that we can do but we were in control, kept plugging away and got the goals.”A good first touch from a sub! When you see big Romelu Lukaku running towards you, as a keeper you might take your hands away! We were sluggish in the first half, it was like a testimonial, too many square passes.”We go to Dubai after the FA Cup game, you need that fitness work because we will need legs come the end of March.”He also said, “You’d be happy with four wins from four – we haven’t conceded from open play yet either.”We were slow in the first half but we controlled the game well, we concentrated and overall it was a very professional performance.”In a five-minute spell we gave them two or three chances but then we settled down again. Newcastle is a fantastic club, fantastic crowd, you expect them to attack you but Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones were fantastic.”Marcus Rashford has the Cristiano hit, it swerves everywhere, but I liked his goal today. Calmed himself down, just passed it in. Well done.”He is only 21, you have to remember that. You need to rattle Paul Pogba at times to get him going, he has been immense for us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2020 Bulkers to Finance New Ships with USD 240 Mn Loan

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Norwegian shipowner 2020 Bulkers has signed a USD 240 million deal for the post-delivery financing of its newbuilding program.The financing facility, agreed on January 11, carries an interest of Libor+250 bps. It has an 18-year repayment profile for the principle amount and a balloon repayment after five years.The financing is related to a series of eight 208,000 dwt bulkers, on order at Chinese shipbuilder New Times Shipbuilding. The vessels would start joining the shipowner from September 2019, with the final unit from the batch set to be delivered in May 2020.2020 Bulkers said that it may consider other capital structures in the longer term, including an all-equity financing structure, thereby giving additional flexibility with respect to dividend distributions.The company’s Board of Directors also resolved that 2020 Bulkers should list on a recognized stock exchange during 2019 and have started the preparation for this.The developments were revealed as part of the shipping firm’s financial report for the year ended December 31, 2018. 2020 Bulkers said that its net loss for the period reached USD 685 thousand, compared to a net loss of USD 104.6 thousand reported a year earlier. Net operating loss reached USD 649.7 thousand, against a loss of USD 106.3 thousand reported in 2017.last_img read more

ABC makes unusual decision to release all of Comey talk

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Before airing George Stephanopoulos’ interview with former FBI Director James Comey, ABC News made the unusual decision of releasing a full transcript of its nearly five-hour talk, including all the material that was not included in the broadcast.ABC News President James Goldston said in an interview Monday that it was an important example of transparency, and that it had paid off with the transcript becoming by far the most popular item on ABC News’ website.Comey’s interview, the first on the media tour to promote his book “A Higher Loyalty,” was seen by 9.8 million viewers on Sunday night, the Nielsen company said. That’s a good number for the network, which reached 3.6 million viewers in the same time slot the week before with the drama “Deception.”It was less than half of the 22 million people who watched adult film star Stormy Daniels talk on “60 Minutes” last month about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump, which he denies. Comey probably would have drawn more viewers if he gave his first interview to “60 Minutes”; the CBS show reached 10.4 million people on Sunday. But Comey reportedly sought more time on the air for his first interview, and ABC offered the full hour.Trump was apparently one of his viewers — at least for awhile — as Comey described his contacts with the president and said Trump lacked the moral authority to be president. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had seen “bits and pieces of it.”“We didn’t learn anything new,” Sanders said.Comey is on a media tour to promote his book that will include interviews by Jake Tapper of CNN, Judy Woodruff of PBS, Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, Bret Baier of Fox News Channel and appearances on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show, “The View” and a CNN town hall.But Stephanopoulos was first. The network released the full transcript of its interview with Comey when the show began airing.Goldston said the decision to post the transcript was made after it was clear the network didn’t have enough time to broadcast all of the material from the interview.“We thought we had an obligation to put everything out there and let people look at it and decide,” he said. “It’s a part of modern journalism.”The decision could make ABC vulnerable to criticism from people who might not have liked the network’s choices about what deserved to be on television and what didn’t. But Goldston said it could have the opposite effect of insulating the network.“We don’t have anything to hide here,” he said. It could prevent people from asking “why didn’t you ask this, when we knew we had asked the question.”It was a lot of material to digest. CNN’s Chris Cillizza jokingly tweeted that he had just gone through the entire transcript line-by-line, and accompanied it with a video of a man collapsing from exhaustion.Al Tompkins, a broadcast news specialist at the Poynter Institute, said it was an unusual decision for a network, since journalism is largely about editing. In this case, seeing the full interview makes it easier to understand the context in which certain questions were asked and answered.“I sure don’t see a downside to it,” Tompkins said.last_img read more

French President Welcomes COP22 Success

Rabat – French President François Hollande welcomed, here Saturday, the success of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), Held on November 7-18 in Marrakech.Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 16th Francophonie Summit, Hollande also welcomed France’s role in hosting COP21 in Paris, which was subsequently resumed by Morocco.Expressing the mobilization for the Francophone space, the French president called for strengthening cooperation against radicalization in this space. “France supports the establishment of a francophonie network against radicalization to exchange information, share effective practices and implement programs wherever necessary”, he added.Held under the theme “Shared Growth and Responsible Development: Conditions for Stability Around the World and within the Francophonie”, the 16th Summit of Francophonie kicked off Saturday in Antananarivo with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salaheddine Mezouar, representing King Mohammed VI.The Summit will review themes related to crisis and consolidation of peace in the Francophone world, the promotion of gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls, the prevention of extremism, and the vocational and technical training. read more

Brexit latest news Theresa May plays down reports of deal or delay

Theresa May plays down reports of ‘deal or delay’ choice in March May’s chief negotiator rebuked after he let slip the plan in a bar Telegraph View: It’s no wonder Europeans hold the EU in contempt PM’s chief negotiator: back Theresa May’s deal or prepare for Brexit delay  Philip Johnston: The PM could be pushed into a no-deal Brexit she doesn’t want Mark Carney drops Project Fear as he talks up free trade potential of Brexit Sign up: Brexit Whatsapp updates and all-new Brexit Bulletin Theresa May has sought to play down reports that she will face MPs with a stark Brexit choice between her deal and delaying Brexit just a few days before March 29, after her top civil servant was overheard…

Well Leave It There So Ireland medal in cycling legendary horse passes

first_imgWe’ll Leave It There So: Ireland medal in cycling, legendary horse passes away and today’s sport Anthony Foley was also laid to rest, while the Boys in Green have been scheduled to play Iceland. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Friday 21 Oct 2016, 8:40 PM Where we were todayLance Armstrong may not have showed up, but The42‘s Paul Fennessy spent his Friday down at the RDS to take in One Zero sports conference. Source: Morgan Treacy/INPHOThe Fixture ListThere are five SSE Airtricity League Premier Division matches this evening. Follow the matches live with out score centre here.Cobh Ramblers play Drogheda United in the promotion play-off first leg tomorrow (7.15pm).In the Champions Cup, Sale face Toulon tonight (7.45pm), while two provinces are in action tomorrow — Munster v Glasgow (1pm) and Ulster v Exeter (7.45pm).And there are eight games scheduled in the Premier League on Saturday. Click here for a full fixture list.Showbiz, Baby!Ex-Ireland captain Joy Neville made European rugby history last night by becoming the first woman to officiate in either the Challenge Cup or Champions Cup. Source: James Crombie/INPHO On The Record When you’re going through a bad time and you’re playing badly, it’s hard to enjoy your golf. But one of the reasons why you are playing badly is because you’re not enjoying your golf, so it’s a bit of a vicious circle.” – Shane Lowry was speaking about the highs and lows today. Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho faces his former club Chelsea this weekend, which is one of our Premier League talking points.The Chicago Cubs are one win away from the World Series after last night’s victory over the LA Dodgers.In last night’s NFL action, the Chicago Bears’ miserable run continued with defeat to the Green Bay Packers.Barcelona star Neymar has signed a new five-year deal, which includes an eye-watering €250 million buyout clause.The Best Thing We SharedYou’ve heard of footgolf, well now rugby golf is gaining popularity. We have to give this a go… Home Mick Galway, Peter Clohessy, Keith Wood and John Hayes carry Anthony Foley’s coffin. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO Short URL Oct 21st 2016, 8:40 PM By Ben Blake Ireland will play Iceland in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium on 28 March, it was announced today.Anthony Foley was laid to rest in Killaloe, County Clare, with thousands of people turning out this afternoon.And Munster will hang up the number eight jersey in tomorrow’s Champions Cup clash with Glasgow in honour of the province’s former head coach.Irish race walker Rob Heffernan will be presented his bronze medal for 2012 Olympics in Cork next month, it has been confirmed.The shortlist for this year’s ladies football Player of the Year has been announced.Cyclist Anna Turvey has won bronze for Ireland at the European Track Championships in Paris.Two-time Cheltenham Champion Chase winner Moscow Flyer has died aged 22.Irish golfer Paul Dunne will have an anxious wait this weekend as his European Tour status hangs by a thread.Away Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon celebrates with Kris Bryant. Source: David J. Phillip 16,537 Views Share2 Tweet Email 1 Comment last_img read more

He pulled out a gun and I showed him the ring Kim

first_img Image: PA Wire/PA Images By AFP Image: PA Wire/PA Images 24,947 Views Share5 Tweet Email No Comments He takes the ring, wearing gloves. He asked me where the jewels and the money are. They grabbed me and took me in the lobby. I was wearing a bathrobe, naked underneath.Kardashian told police the men tied her up with plastic cables and adhesive tape “and they carried me to my bathroom” where they placed her in the bathtub.The gang also took a box containing jewellery including two Cartier diamond bracelets, a diamond-studded necklace, a yellow gold Rolex watch and a diamond-encrusted cross.The wife of Kanye West said after the gang had put her in the bathroom that she heard the men talking to each other in French and had the impression they were saying they should leave.Once they had fled, Kardashian managed to free herself — she told police she could tell the men were “kind of inexperienced in the way they tied me up”.“I removed the tape on my legs. I kept a tape around my leg and run to Simone’s room,” Kardashian said.“Then I called my sister Kourtney with Simone’s phone. Simone called her bodyguard because she was hearing some noise.” A French police officer enters the residence of Kim Kardashian West in Paris. Source: Michel Euler/AP‘Completely amateurish’The alleged mastermind, 60-year-old Khedache has been charged, along with nine others.Investigators have told AFP that he had gone on the run six years ago while on trial for drug trafficking offences.In September last year, an acquaintance gave him “a tipoff worth its weight in gold”, according to one investigator — that Kardashian and her entourage would be staying at a discreet apartment-hotel complex in Paris’s chic Madeleine district to attend catwalk shows during fashion week.He recruited Dubreucq, 61, who had previous convictions for robbery and drugs.Khedache’s lawyer Jean-Yves Lienard said the gang were “completely amateurish”.His own client left traces of his DNA on the plastic cable and the tape they used to tie up Kardashian. Investigators have said that the suspects were tipped off about where the Kardashians would be staying. Source: Thibault Camus/APKhedache “has admitted taking part in the robbery but has refused to speak about any accomplices and denies he was the mastermind”, Lienard said.He told Lienard that the jewellery was passed to another party. Khedache was seen in the Belgian city of Antwerp, one of the world centres of the diamond industry, with another suspect, 64-year-old Marceau Baum-Gartner, a few days after the robbery.French police had placed other members of the gang under surveillance and spotted four of them meeting up at a Paris bar in December.Investigators believe they were discussing how to divide up the spoils of the robbery. Around €250,000 was found in the police raids last week.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. © – AFP 2017Read: Man charged with planning Kim Kardashian robbery >Read: Kim Kardashian’s driver among 17 arrested over Paris robbery >center_img Jan 15th 2017, 4:57 PM Sunday 15 Jan 2017, 4:57 PM ‘He pulled out a gun and I showed him the ring’ – Kim Kardashian’s police report has been leaked The reality TV star said that the stolen jewellery was worth €9 million. A FRENCH NEWSPAPER has published Kim Kardashian’s testimony to police of how a robber threatened her at gunpoint when she refused to hand over a ring worth millions of dollars.In the account of the Paris robbery she described how she was bound and gagged and said one of the gang was wearing a jacket emblazoned with police insignia.The Journal du Dimanche said it had exclusive access to the handwritten report based on Kardashian’s account, in which she said that the robbers seemed “inexperienced”.The newspaper also said it had a transcript of a brief interview given to police after the masked men burst into Kardashian’s luxury residence in October, taking jewellery worth €9 million.Police last week made arrests in Paris and the south of France and 10 suspects have been charged, including the alleged ringleaders.‘Old Omar and Blue Eyes’ Investigators say the gang’s key members were Aomar Ait Khedache and Didier Dubreucq, men in their 60s with long criminal pasts nicknamed “Old Omar” and “Blue Eyes”.In the Journal du Dimanche report, for which the newspaper did not provide English quotes, Kardashian, 36, said she heard noises at the door after returning from dinner after midnight.Her bodyguard was absent, guarding her sister Kourtney at a nightclub.“I heard noises at the door, like footsteps, and I asked shouting who was there, no one answered,” Kardashian said in comments translated from the newspaper’s French account,“I saw through the sliding door two people coming,” she said, adding that one of the men was wearing “a jacket with ‘police’ written on it”. TV crew stand outside the residence in Paris. Source: Michel Euler/AP“He asked me with a strong French accent where my ring was. It was on the bedside table. (But) I replied that I didn’t know and then he pulled out a gun and I showed him the ring,” she told police, adding it was worth four million dollars. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Europa League semifinals draw reaction

first_imgThe dream final won’t come true. Arsenal will face Atletico Madrid, while Marseille will play Salzburg in the Europa League semi-finals.After a furious Thursday in which all of the first leg leaders were threatened at a certain point and two of them failed to protect their leads, we had the UEFA Europa League semi-finals draw on Friday.Olympique Marseille – Salzburg The draw pitted those two teams that overcame their first leg deficits against each other. Salzburg showed once again that is a force to be reckoned with by scoring three goals in five minutes to flip the script on Lazio and eliminate the Italian hopefuls. Marseille had the luxury of playing its quarter-final second leg at home, but that won’t be the case now. You can read about what happened in Marseille last night in my review here.Marseille and Salzburg played in the same Group I in the previous stage of the competition. The Austrians topped the group. You would think that the matches between them were high scoring, but there was actually only one goal scored in 180 minutes. Salzburg won at home, while the match at Stade Velodrome was goalless. The Frenchmen’s pedigree makes them automatic favorites, but the reality is a bit different. Salzburg is phenomenal at home and that’s where the second leg will be played. Also, their high press could create problems for Rudi Garcia and his crew. RB Leipzig’s inexperience and individual talent helped Marseille prevail yesterday. However, Salzburg is a different beast that can be difficult to counter. I give the advantage to the Austrian team to advance. Regardless of how it turns out at the end, I expect two exciting, unpredictable fixtures.Arsenal – Atletico Madrid The wishes of many didn’t come true. We’re not going to see the “giants” in the final. Arsenal and Atletico Madrid is the second Europa League semi-final. Both teams were in danger of getting caught by their opponents yesterday. CSKA Moscow scored two out of the three goals it needed to potentially eliminate Arsenal, but The Gunners scored two late goals of their own to advance. Atletico lost in Lisbon and was holding on to dear life at the end. Simeone’s men managed to defend their 2-0 lead from the first leg and advanced as well.Now, they face each other in what will be one of the most anticipated matchups in Europa League history. Believe it or not, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid have never met in a European competition before, which makes this an even more intriguing battle. In addition to the second leg being played in Madrid, Atletico’s consistency and Arsenal’s inconsistency makes the Spanish team a definite favorite. It’s the only team left that has won the competition before and chances are it’ll be in the final in Lyon. However, Arsenal will not go out without a fight. It’s attacking might could cause problems for Simeone’s defensive unit. I honestly can’t wait for this matchup of opposites, as these types of clashes are usually really fun to watch.The first legs are due to be played on April 26, while the second legs are scheduled for May 3.last_img read more

Wendys exec named president of Papa Murphys

first_imgVancouver-based Papa Murphy’s International on Wednesday announced that the chief marketing officer of the Wendy’s fast food chain would become its president. Ken Calwell will start at the nation’s fifth-largest pizza chain on June 6, and will report to John Barr, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.Calwell fills a position that had been vacant for two years. In June 2009, Clarice Turner resigned from the position, and she was not replaced.Before working at Wendy’s, Calwell held leadership positions at Domino’s Pizza, Frito Lay, Pizza Hut and The Pillsbury Co.last_img

Cruise Lines Cited For Violating Air Regulations

first_imgPhoto by Josh Edge, APRN – AnchorageSeven major cruise lines face penalties for polluting the air while sailing Alaska waters.Download AudioThe state Department of Environmental Conservation issued 18 notices of violation involving 48 instances of excessive air emissions since 2010.Environmental Program Specialist Jason Olds says they were measured in Ketchikan, Juneau, Haines, Skagway and Anchorage. Others were spotted while sailing between ports.He says government or contract monitors measured the density of ship smoke.“The confusing way to say it might be that it’s the obfuscation of light. And the layman’s explanation is that we look at the contrasting background and how much of that is obscured by the plume.”Details of the notices are not yet public because the alleged violations and penalties are being negotiated with cruise lines. Olds says they could be resolved within six months, though it could take longer.He says the standard penalty is about $37,000 per incident.Olds says violations were issued to almost all of the major cruise lines serving Alaska.“We have Carnival, Holland America, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Celebrity and one to Silver Seas,” Olds says.“All the ships are equipped with opacity monitors that actually measure the opacity as the smoke comes out of the stack,” John Binkley says. He heads up Alaska’s chapter of the Cruise Lines International Association.He says the ships self-report when their monitors detect excessive emissions. But sometimes, that equipment comes up with different measurements than human observers.“And so, that’s one thing they may be discussing in these alleged violations is, which do you give more weight to — the actual instrumentation or the person’s interpretation of what the smoke looks like?”A number of cruise lines have installed or are in the process of installing stronger pollution-control equipment called scrubbers. They mostly target sulfur emissions, but also remove particulates that reduce opacity.In addition to cruise ships, the ferry Columbia was found in violation while it was in Auke Bay, home to Juneau’s ferry terminal.Alaska Marine Highway spokesman Jeremy Woodrow says that happened two winters ago, after new engines were installed.“The department worked with DEC, tested the quality of the air coming out of the exhaust stacks and sure enough, it wasn’t in compliance,” Woodrow says.Further adjustments were made and the Columbia met emission standards. Olds says his department took no further action.last_img read more

Child dies as lychee gets stuck in throat

first_imgMap of RajbariA child died on Monday afternoon as a lychee got stuck in its throat in Baliakandi upazila of Rajbari.The child is three-year-old Eliza, daughter of a certain Ilias Sheikh of Char Faridpur village in the upazila.Witnesses said the child was eating lychee on Monday afternoon. A lychee got stuck in her windpipe then.Eliza was taken to Baliakandi upazila health complex. The child died before reaching the upazila health complex.Baliakandi health complex resident medical officer Faruk Hossain said that the child died as a lychee got stuck in its windpipe.last_img

When art comes calling on their doors

first_imgThe six-day exhibition displaying the officers creative works ranging from figurative drawings, photographs capturing the reflections of the world to embroideries using pearls and bead sequins are on show at the Hudco Art Gallery. ‘This exhibition was impromptu. In fact, nobody in our office knew that we are into paintings and craftsmanship,’ said Nirmala Pillai, currently working in the Department of Telecommunications as Advisor. Pillai has painted acrylics of women. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’‘I worked on acrylics. I like nature and many other small things which people ignore. I like to highlight them on my paintings,’ says Pillai who claims to be a self-taught artist.‘Painting is my passion…a strees-buster. I can give up anything for it,’ she says.Sumita Purkayastha, who works at the Department of Telecommunications as DG (NICF), has displayed her designs on saris, suits and dupattas in a combination of Mughal motif with material ranging from silk, tussar, crepes and cotton. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixShowcasing her love for candle-making, Monali P Dhakate, currently on deputation to Staff Selection Commission as Regional Director, has exhibited her collection of handmade candles and chocolates, which she says she had picked up during her days in school.‘The love for candles started in my school days where we were taught of candle making. My mother used to call this craft as mess. She always says to create something exceptional…you need to focus on the smallest details. These words were inspirational for me. The passion and love for the craft developed with time,’ she says.Monali, has showcased her handmade candles for the first time in a public exhibition.‘The idea to exhibit our works was proposed by Nirmala. So we thought let’s come out and show the other side of us which is vibrant and colourful,’ adds Monali.Director (SEA) in the Department of Telecommunications, Yashashri Shukla’s passion for photography is evident with photographs on display at the exhibition giving glimpses of the places she has travelled over the years.The photographs of sunset at Chidiyatapu, Port Blair, a couple walking on the Radhanagar beach at Havelock, Tibetian flags and the ‘Bovine Spa’ are some of her favourite collections.last_img read more

HPs New EliteBook x360 830 G5 Is a Sleek 2in1 with a

first_imgHP kicked off its CES today by unveiling several new laptops, including the EliteBook x360 830 G5, a convertible spin-off of the clamshell EliteBook 830 G5. The x360 830 G5 will be available this March, but pricing has not yet been announced. The HP EliteBook x360 830 Is a Sleek 2-in-1 With a Blinding DisplayHP debuted a sleek convertible business laptop at CES 2019. The new EliteBook x360 830 G5 is a thin and lightweight 13.3-inch 2-in-1 with an optional 1,000-nit display and some neat security features.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0002:0702:07Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display01:25How to Freeze Rows in Excel关闭  GPUIntel UHD Graphics 620 SSDUp to 2TB PriceTBD by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes.com100 Powerful Women Americans Can Look Up toForbes.comUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement A standout feature of the new 13.3-inch notebook is its optional Sure View screen, which HP claims to be the most luminous panel on a business 2-in-1. With a blinding peak brightness rated at 1,000 nits, the EliteBook x360 830 G5’s reaches the same levels as some high-end HDR TVs.If you don’t need the FHD Sure View display, then the EliteBook x360 G5 is also available with a standard 1080p IPS touch screen display that has just 220 nits of max brightness. There is another standard FHD display, available in glossy and matte, that reaches 400 nits. It’s important to note that the display only reaches that brightness with Sure View on. For those who aren’t familiar, Sure View displays (now in their 3rd-Gen) have an integrated privacy screen that can be enabled with the press of a key. When turned on, a bright white polarizing filter severely limits viewing angles, protecting your sensitive information from prying eyes. When switched off, the screen goes back normal.AdvertisementOn the components front, the EliteBook x360 830 G5 is configurable with the high-end specs you’d expect in a premium business laptop, including up to an 8th Gen Core i7 CPU, up to a 2TB SSD and up to 32GB of RAM. Graphics, however, are limited to an Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. Size12.1 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches RAMUp to 32GB Weight3 pounds ColorsSilver Ports2 USB 3.1, 2 USB-C, HDMI, headphone/mic jack, Nano SIM slot, Smartcard reader (optional) HP EliteBook x360 830 G5 Along with a fingerprint sensor and IR camera, a webcam slider offers another useful way to protect your privacy. We’ve seen this feature before, however, the x360 830 G5 mounted the cover on a glass bezel, not the ugly plastic we typically find.The EliteBook x360 830 G5 has fewer ports than its predecessors, likely because of its slimmer all-aluminum design. You’ll still find two USB-C ports, two USB 3.1 inputs, an HDMI, a headphone jack, a SIM card slot, and an optional Smart Card reader. Notably absent are an Ethernet port and an SD card slot.MORE: Best Business Laptops – Ultrabooks – Laptop MagThe EliteBook x360 830 G5 also stands out from other business machines with its flexible and portable chassis. As a 2-in-1, the G5 lets you convert the x360 830 G5 into a tablet by folding the display back 360-degrees. This allows for notetaking and drawing with HP’s optional Active Pen stylus. You can also position the EliteBook x360 830 G5 into tent mode when viewing content or presenting slideshows.Doing so would be cumbersome if not for the x360 830 G5’s thin and relatively lightweight frame. At 12.1 x 8.5 x 0.7 inches and 3 pounds, the EliteBook x360 830 G5 is even more compact than its sleek clamshell sibling.The clamshell EliteBook 830 G5 we reviewed earlier this year impressed us with its fast performance and comfortable keyboard, but we were left disappointed by its chunky chassis and dim display. We’ll get a better idea of how the EliteBook x360 830 G5 performs when we receive a unit to review, so stay tuned.10 Reasons Why Consumers Should Buy Business LaptopsBest 2-in-1s – Laptop/Tablet Hybrids – Laptop MagBest HP Laptops – Top Rated Laptops – Laptop Mag CPUUp to Intel Core i7-8650U Display13.3-inch, 1080p touch screen (Optional 1000-nit Sure View display)last_img read more

Pakistan Senate passes bill protecting rights of transgender people

first_imgSome of the other approved changes to the bill include:Trans people will be protected from discrimination from employers, educational institutions, medical services, when renting or buying property and on public transport.Unlawful evictions of transgender people will result in a jail term between six months and two years imprisonment or fine up to Rs100,000 (US$904).They will be able to get passports, national ID cards and drivers licenses in their true gender.Procuration of a trans person will be punishable with up to ten years in jail and a fine.Harassment of transgender people will be prohibited including, inside their homes.It will be illegal to ‘outrage the modesty’ of a trans person or strip them of their clothes.Seperate areas will be provided for incarcerated trans people and law enforcement will undergo sensitivity training.They will be allowed to inherit property.The government will trans people with business loans and provide employment training.The bill must now also pass the National Assembly and receive presidential assent before it becomes official law.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Great news in Pakistan as trans bill of rights passes final hurdlePakistan approves changes to the transgender protection of rights BillPakistan has changed the law so transgender people can be their gender without medical approvalRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Trans activists in Pakistan. | Photo: Facebook/Trans Action Pakistan Pakistan’s Senate has voted unanimously in favor of changes to a transgender rights bill. The changes add more protections and anti-discrimination measures for the community.center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Last month the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights passed the proposed amendments to ‘The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2017′.Just some of the amendments it approved included life imprisonment for anyone who forced a transgender person into illicit intercourse or kidnapped a transgender person.Rape of a transgender person would also come with a death sentence or jail of up to 25 years.Last week, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor to approve the amendments.The bill also would allow transgender people to officially ‘change’ their gender without approval from a medical board.‘The transgender community is opposed to the idea of setting up a medical board that should determine their gender fearing that they might be subjected to embarrassment and harassment,’ said Chairperson of the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights Senator Nasreen Jalil last month.‘The bill provides protection to the members of transgender community and prohibits attack on their self-esteem and mistreatment.’last_img read more

Criminal leader arrested in Playa del Carmen police want others

first_imgPlaya del Carmen, Q.R. — Police in Playa del Carmen have arrested two people, one of which they say is the ring leader for the criminal group Pelones. In a press conference, the Secretary of State Public Security, Jesús Alberto Capella Ibarra, said a poster of others alleged related to the criminal group has been released for public assistance in the event they are seen. On the poster released by police are his brother, Víctor N, along with Jesús Guillermo, Juan José, Ricardo Andrés, Pedro N, Luis Jair, Héctor Eduardo and Dorián Eduardo. Capella Ibarra says the poster will be distributed on social networks so that the public can denounce them if seen and help with their capture. The police chief stressed the importance of the arrest of the head of the group, since he is believed to be a criminal leader and generator of violence through extortion. On Monday night, police arrested two people in the Villas del Sol region of Playa del Carmen. Taken into custody were 18-year-old Maria Trinidad N and 43-year-old Ernesto N, a man believed to head the criminal ring. Capella said that they are believed to be the main generators of violence in the city, mainly for extorting businessmen and being intimately linked to drug trafficking.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mortgage Rates Up for Second Week

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Origination February 20, 2014 473 Views Mortgage Rates Up for Second Week Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Bankrate Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates 2014-02-20 Tory Barringercenter_img Share Average fixed mortgage rates moved up slightly for the second as market analysts continue to debate whether recent weakening in the economy is a result of poor weather conditions or indicative of a long-term trend.Freddie Mac released Thursday its Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending February 20, showing the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) coming up 5 basis points to a rate of 4.33 percent (0.7 point). This time last year, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.56 percent.The 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.35 percent (0.7 point), up from 3.33 percent last week.Adjustable rates also shifted up slightly, with the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) climbing to 3.08 percent (0.5 point); the 1-year ARM was up to 2.57 percent (0.3 point).Frank Nothaft, VP and chief economist for Freddie Mac, said the change reflects market forecasts of what the Federal Reserve’s next move might be.“Mortgage rates crept up further following the uptick in the 10-year Treasury yield as minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting indicated little possibility of a pause in the central bank’s reduction of bond purchases,” Nothaft’s weekly survey pulled up mixed movements, though most changes were minor. The 30-year fixed average moved up a basis point to 4.49 percent in the finance site’s latest report, while the 15-year fixed average moved down the same amount to 3.52 percent.The 5/1 ARM, meanwhile, declined a few points to 3.28 percent.“Mortgage rates are hovering as we’re in a bit of a wait-and-see mode regarding the economy,” Bankrate said in a release. “Recent economic reports have not been impressive, with much of that chalked up to the brutal snow and cold throughout much of the country this winter.“It may take a more normal weather pattern to truly gauge where the economy sits, and at least for now, there isn’t much movement in mortgage rates being seen.”last_img read more

A big congratulations to the five winners of our F

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FILE In this Dec 1 2017 file photo Demi Lovat

first_img FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at Jingle Ball at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Lovato has canceled the rest of her fall tour to focus on her recovery. Over the weekend Lovato checked out of the hospital she was rushed to on July 24 for a reported overdose. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Aug 20, 2018 11:34 am PDT Last Updated Aug 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Aug. 26: Singer Vic Dana is 78. Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 73. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 69. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 58. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 57. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 52. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 52. Drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt is 49. Actress Melissa McCarthy is 48. Actress Meredith Eaton (2017’s “MacGyver,” ”Family Law”) is 44. Actor Mike Colter (“Jessica Jones”) is 42. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 38. Actor Chris Pine is 38. Singer Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line is 33. Singer-actress Cassie is 32. Actor Evan Ross (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) is 30. Actress Danielle Savre (“Station 19,” ”Heroes”) is 30. Actor Dylan O’Brien (TV’s “Teen Wolf”) is 27. Actress Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”) is 25.Aug. 27: Bluegrass singer-banjo player J.D. Crowe is 81. Actor Tommy Sands is 81. Musician Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 76. Actress Tuesday Weld is 75. Actor G.W. Bailey (“M.A.S.H.,” ”The Closer”) is 74. Singer-bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge is 74. Guitarist Jeff Cook of Alabama is 69. Actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 66. Guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 65. Actor Peter Stormare (“Fargo,” ”The Big Lebowski”) is 65. Bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 62. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 57. Guitarist Matthew Basford of Yankee Grey is 56. Bassist Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) is 53. Percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 51. Country singer Colt Ford is 49. Actress Chandra Wilson (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 49. Bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 48. Actress Sarah Chalke is 42. Rapper Mase is 41. Actress Demetria McKinney (“House of Payne”) is 40. Actor Aaron Paul is 39. Guitarist Jon Siebels of Eve 6 is 39. Keyboardist Megan Garrett of Casting Crowns is 38. Actor Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”) is 37. Actress Karla Mosley (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 37. Singer Mario is 32. Actress Alexa PenaVega (“Spy Kids”) is 30. Actor Ellar Coltrane (“Boyhood”) is 24. Actress Savannah Paige Rae (“Parenthood”) is 15.Aug. 28: Actor Sonny Shroyer (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 83. Actress Marla Adams (“The Young and the Restless”) is 80. Actor Ken Jenkins (“Scrubs”) is 78. Actor David Soul is 75. Actress Barbara Bach is 72. Actress Debra Mooney (“The Practice,” ”Everwood”) is 71. Singer Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds is 67. Actor Daniel Stern is 61. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 57. Country singer Shania Twain is 53. Actor-singer Jack Black of Tenacious D is 49. Actor Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) is 49. Actor Daniel Goddard (“The Young and the Restless”) is 47. Actor J. August Richards (“Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” ”Angel”) is 45. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 40. Actress Carly Pope (“Outlaw,” ”24,”) is 38. Country singer Jake Owen is 37. Country singer Leann Rimes is 36. Actor Armie Hammer is 32. Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 32. Actress Shalita Grant (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 30. Singer Cassadee Pope (“The Voice”) is 29. Actress Katie Findlay (“How to Get Away With Murder”) is 28. Actor Samuel Larsen (“Glee”) is 27. Actor Kyle Massey (“Cory in the House,” ”That’s So Raven”) is 27. Actress Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) is 15. Reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) (“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”) is 13.Aug. 29: Actress Betty Lynn (“The Andy Griffith Show”) is 92. Movie director William Friedkin is 83. Actor Elliott Gould is 80. TV personality Robin Leach (“Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”) is 77. Actress Deborah Van Valkenburgh (“Too Close for Comfort”) is 66. Keyboardist Dan Truman of Diamond Rio is 62. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 59. Singer Carl Martin of Shai is 48. Actress Carla Gugino is 47. Guitarist Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty is 43. Actor John Hensley (“Nip/Tuck”) is 41. Actress Kate Simses (“Dr. Ken”) is 39. Bassist David Desrosiers of Simple Plan is 38. Actress Jennifer Landon (“As the World Turns”) is 35. Actress Lea Michele (“Glee”) is 32. Actress Charlotte Ritchie (“Call the Midwife”) is 29. Singer Liam Payne of One Direction is 25.Aug. 30: Actress Elizabeth Ashley is 79. Actor-turned-politician Ben Jones (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 77. Actress Peggy Lipton (“The Mod Squad”) is 72. Comedian Lewis Black (“The Daily Show”) is 70. Jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright is 61. Actor Michael Chiklis (“The Fantastic Four,” ”The Shield”) is 55. Actress Michael Michele (“ER,” ”Homicide: Life on the Street”) is 52. Country singer Sherrie Austin is 47. Guitarist Lars Frederiksen of Rancid is 47. Actress Cameron Diaz is 46. TV personality Lisa Ling (“The View”) is 45. Singer-guitarist Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish is 44. Actor Michael Gladis (“Reckless,” ”Mad Men”) is 41. Drummer Matt Taul (Tantric, Days of the New) is 40. Singer Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive is 33. Guitarist Ryan Ross (Panic at the Disco) is 32. Actress Johanna Braddy (“Quantico”) is 31.Aug. 31: Actor Warren Berlinger (“Operation Petticoat,” ”The Joey Bishop Show”) is 81. Drummer Jerry Allison of Buddy Holly and the Crickets is 79. Singer Van Morrison is 73. Guitarist Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions is 70. Actor Richard Gere is 69. Actor Stephen Henderson (“Fences,” ”Manchester by the Sea”) is 69. Singer Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze is 61. Drummer Gina Schock of The Go-Go’s is 61. Singer Tony DeFranco of The DeFranco Family is 59. Keyboardist Larry Waddell of Mint Condition is 55. Guitarist Jeff Russo of Tonic is 49. Singer Deborah Gibson is 48. Bassist Greg Richling of The Wallflowers is 48. Actor Zack Ward (“A Christmas Story,” ”Titus”) is 48. Actor Chris Tucker (“Rush Hour”) is 46. Actress Sara Ramirez (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 43. Singer Tamara of Trina and Tamara is 41.Sept. 1: Actor George Maharis (“Route 66”) is 90. Comedian-actress Lily Tomlin is 79. Actor Don Stroud is 75. Singer Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells is 74. Singer Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees is 72. Drummer Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone is 70. Talk-show host Dr. Phil is 68. Singer Gloria Estefan is 61. Country singer-songwriter Charlie Robison is 54. DJ Spigg Nice of Lost Boyz is 48. Actor Ricardo Antonio Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) is 47. Actor Maury Sterling (“Homeland”) is 47. Actor Scott Speedman (“Felicity”) is 43. Singer Angaleena Presley of Pistol Annies is 42. Actress Zoe Lister-Jones (“Life in Pieces,” ”New Girl”) is 36. Guitarist Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy is 34.center_img Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 26-Sept. 1last_img read more

FILE In this Nov 13 2017 file photo Drew Bar

first_img FILE – In this Nov. 13, 2017, file photo, Drew Barrymore attends the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Kings Theatre in New York. Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with Barrymore. They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop printing more copies of the October issue of the magazine, Horus, and pull the ones already placed onboard the fleet’s aircraft. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) EgyptAir pulls magazine after Drew Barrymore article CAIRO – Egyptian officials say EgyptAir has removed the latest edition of its in-flight magazine over a contentious article it published, purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore.They say the carrier had agreed with its publisher, Al-Ahram advertising agency, to stop printing more copies of the October issue of the magazine, Horus, and pull the ones already placed onboard the fleet’s aircraft.The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media.Earlier this month, EgyptAir said Al-Ahram is to blame for Horus’ content and specifically for the Barrymore article, which was riddled with misspellings and grammatical errors. It described Barrymore as “being unstable in her relationships” and quoted her as saying that motherhood was “the most important role” of her life.center_img by Samy Magdy, The Associated Press Posted Oct 16, 2018 5:45 am PDT Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 at 6:20 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more