Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, November 23, 2016 – It is Thanksgiving Day and a holiday in the United States today; and many of the restaurants will change their menus to mark the occasion with island panache, among them is Grace’s Cottage at Point Grace Resort – call and reserve your sumptuous spot.There is a holiday too for the Turks and Caicos, this Friday; it is recently instituted as the National Day of Thanksgiving.In the year of inception, 2014, Premier Rufus Ewing had said: “As Christians it is essential that we recognize that as we journey through life, we must pause to give thanks for our existence and the goodness and mercies that have been bestowed upon us.” The holiday also means banks and most businesses will be closed until Monday.
Manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto, revealed just how important a Boca vs River Copa Libertadores final will be for the world of football.The Boca-River Copa Libertadores final is fast approaching next Saturday, manager Guillermo Barros Schelotto wanted to give us an idea of how he is feeling right now as one of the two managers for this historic game.La Bombonera Stadium will open its doors on Saturday for the first leg of a two-match final, which will give us an idea of the magnitude that a game like this has around the world.We are truly convinced that Schelotto is right about one thing, none of us are ready to live an experience such as this one and there is a lot of expectation building up around this final.There are even reports from renowned journalist Martin Liberman, that confirm Russian president Vladimir Putin, considering the options of possibly traveling to Argentina for one of the two matches.Barros Schelotto is already mentally preparing for such a monumental task, a game in which both squads arrive at the very top of their game and they should decide which of both squads is worthy of playing the Club World Cup against Real Madrid in December.But most importantly, this final will decide which is both squads is the absolute king of the American Continent.Un lujo hablar con un entrenador que pronto estará en España. Guillermo Barros Schelotto: “Es la final eterna contra el rival eterno” https://t.co/du2fTpZLIU vía @marca @BocaJrsOficial— Diego Pico (@D_pico_) November 8, 2018The Boca Juniors manager offered an interview to Marca, where he discussed the importance of this match: “Playing this final is a huge merit for both Boca and River,” said Guillermo.“Facing these two matches won’t be an easy task for either of us, it will be a very close couple of games.”“I have no idea if this will be similar to what happened between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the two Champions League finals, but it has the potential to be very similar.”“Reaching a final like this is truly incredible… and it’s even more incredible having River Plate as the rival. In every single sense imaginable, from the build-up it musters until the importance that is a great final such as this one.”“We have reached this point, but we still haven’t won anything. Boca Juniors always demands victory and we have a worthy rival that always demands the same.”“This goes far beyond what we feel and any expectation, imagining what it would be like is very complicated because it’s never happened before. The fact that it’s a Boca-River Copa Libertadores final is very special indeed,” he added.Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).Habla Guillermo Barros Schelotto en la previa de la primera final de la Libertadores contra River pic.twitter.com/O7yFOpHtPd— Augusto Cesar (@Augustocesar22) November 7, 2018You have to understand that this will be a final against our most hated historic rival, reaching this stage against the biggest rival ever is simply fantastic for both Boca and River.Both clubs have managed to defeat incredibly competitive Brazilian clubs. Even though the Argentina National Team hasn’t done great things, this final speaks very well about the state of football in our country.More than the competition or that one of both clubs will lose this final, I believe this is a very positive thing for Argentina as a country.This is just as if Barcelona and Real Madrid played a Champions League final. The stadium is not that important, any of both clubs can win as a visitor and a local.What we need to do is try to get an advantage during the first match because doing that at La Bombonera makes things very different for the second match, but I really don’t think that having the first match at home will influence the final result for this final.Rivals that have this much history at this level, makes me realize that none of both have a real advantage.📊 Un superclásico mundial | Para la primera final de este sábado se duplicó la cantidad de solicitudes de acreditaciones de prensa y hubo pedidos de medios de más de 25 países para darle cobertura al evento.👉 Todos los detalles en https://t.co/DzXTrvsQ0o pic.twitter.com/bzw94av1So— Boca Jrs. Oficial 🏆🏆 (@BocaJrsOficial) November 9, 2018Who do you think will win the Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
This is significant because those 25 titles account for almost 50 percent of the single-copy sales of all 521 magazines tracked on the newsstand by ABC.Among ABC’s top-ten single-copy gainers that sold more than 100,000 units, only one broke a double-digit percentage. Mother Earth News shot up 29 percent. The next highest gainer was Women’s Health at almost 9 percent. Four titles had positive newsstand growth in this range under 5 percent. [Note: this paragraph initially and incorrectly identified “overall” top-ten single-copy gainers. It has since been corrected to only single out the top ten that sold more than 100,000 units.]The six main celebrity titles—In Touch (-18 percent), Life &Style (-8 percent), OK! (-20 percent), People (-13 percent), Star (-14 percent), and Us (-3 percent)—were all notably down. However, the weeklies were particularly hard-hit when wholesaler Anderson News shut down in February, which caused sales losses and delays for its 25 percent marketshare.Nevertheless, this is the second period in a row the category has suffered decline. In the second half of 2008, those six titles were down more than an average of 25 percent.However, as reported last week, late second-half numbers may indicate an upward trend on the newsstand. MagNet numbers show a 2.6 percent jump in single-copy sales in May and June and a 2.1 percent jump in revenue compared to the first four months of the year. “These numbers indicate to me that May and June may have changed the momentum on the newsstand for magazine publishers,” said Ken Godshall, MPA’s executive vice president of consumer marketing. “That’s a change in direction from what we’ve seen in the last couple ABC periods and may be a sign of hope for the future.”SubscriptionsTotal paid subscriptions remained relatively flat—up only .56 percent. Verified circ, which had grown as a source for many of the big publishers last year, was down almost 4 percent. Looking at the newsweeklies, Newsweek reported an 8 percent drop in paid subscriptions. Interestingly, its use of verified circ shot up 187 percent compared to same period last year. Time decreased its verified circulation by 88 percent and recorded a 2.6 percent spike in paid subscriptions. The Week remained flat with a .2 percent drop in paid subs and no reported verified use. Out of the top 10 paid and verified circ gainers with more than 100,000 circ, six were below 500,000 circulation; seven below one million. Global Traveller topped the gainers with a 48 percent jump in paid and verified circ. RELATED: Celebrity, Fashion Magazines Collect Dust on NewsstandsABC’s FAS-FAX report was released today and preliminary numbers show circulation and newsstand performance for the first half of 2009 did not do well. While overall paid subscriptions for 521 reporting titles remained flat, up about half a percentage point, single-copy sales are down 12 percent versus the same period last year.On the NewsstandAs a category, the top-selling 25 consumer magazines audited by ABC were all down save one—Real Simple squeaked out a 1.17 percent gain on the newsstand. Family Circle dropped the most, 22.55 percent compared to first-half 2008.
In the comics, She-Hulk, or Jennifer Walters, is the cousin of Bruce Banner, whose superhuman powers transferred to her when she received a transfusion of Banner’s blood. The Ms. Marvel character was first incarnated by Carol Danvers, who later took up the identity of Captain Marvel, and the name was most recently passed on to Kamala Khan, a teen protege of Danvers who is Marvel’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Enlarge ImageFeige announced plans for a She-Hulk original series. Jesse Grant The character Moon Knight, or Marc Spector, is a former mercenary and CIA agent who has multiple personalities and is imbued with powers from an Egyptian god. These newly announced shows join a Marvel slate on Disney Plus that includes: live-action series The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan set to premiere in fall 2020.a Loki series featuring Tom Hiddleston in spring 2021. WandaVision with Elizabeth Olsen in her role of Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany reprising The Vision in spring 2021.a Hawkeye series in fall 2021, starring Jeremy Renner. Marvel’s first animated series, Marvel’s What If…, which explore alternate histories of pivotal moments in Marvel’s stories, had things turned out a different way. The studio’s Disney Plus shows are designed to be essential viewing for Marvel fans, with the characters and narratives of the Disney Plus live-action shows knitted together with the studio’s blockbuster theatrical movies. Avengers: Endgame, for example, contains a clue to how Loki returns from his death in the Phase 3 finale to appear in the Disney Plus original show. Scarlet Witch will appear in May 2021’s theatrical sequel Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness — but to understand how the character got there, you’ll need to watch Wandavision that comes out around the same time. Disney Plus, a $7-a-month service set to launch Nov. 12, is the highest-profile example of traditional Hollywood digging in to compete in streaming against likes of Netflix, Amazon and — soon — Apple. With tech giants pouring money into their own TV shows and movies and luring consumers away from traditional pay TV, Disney is aiming to create a single streaming hub for all of its family-friendly content. Moon Knight rounded out the set of three new Marvel series Feige announced at D23. Jesse Grant The Disney D23 Expo runs through Sunday, Aug. 25. Be sure to check out coverage from sister sites GameSpot, TV Guide and ComicBook.com. Share your voice Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige unveiled plans for three additional Marvel shows on Disney Plus, including Ms. Marvel — the company’s first Muslim character to headline her own comic book. Jesse Grant Disney Plus already has four Marvel original scripted series and an animated show in the works. This Friday, Disney revealed three more. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, the puppet master behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe, said Disney Plus would also develop series based on characters She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel and Moon Knight. He announced the shows at a Disney Plus presentation to show off trailers, screen first-look videos and parade talent at its fan convention, the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. Tags 26 Photos Comments Coming in Phase 4 of the MCU, no dates given for any of them yet though, just after Kate Bishop’s Hawkeye turn: 📺 Ms Marvel📺 Moon Knight📺 She Hulk #DisneyPlus #D23Expo #MCU #Phase4 #Marvel pic.twitter.com/TWDKSAvGqT— cait petrakovitz ➡️ D23 🙌🏽💃🏽 (@misscp) August 23, 2019 How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order 3 TV and Movies Digital Media Disney Fox Hulu Netflix
Embarrassing moments are piling up by the dozen for political parties as the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections is just around the corner.The most recent incident took place on May 11, Saturday, in Telangana when Congress MP Hanumantha Rao got into a fight with a local Congress party leader, Nagesh Mudiraj, and their entire scuffle was filmed. Hanumantha Rao is a senior Congress leader in Telangana and also served as a Union minister. #WATCH Telangana: A scuffle broke out between Congress leaders V Hanumantha Rao and Nagesh Mudiraj during the protest by opposition parties today in Hyderabad against state govt over the issue of state board intermediate results. pic.twitter.com/lyUsD8ZDKU— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2019They were allegedly fighting over the seating arrangement on the stage and the argument led to blows. The fight then escalated to such an extent that the duo began to drag each other off the stage and to the ground. They only stopped when other leaders came in between and physically put an end to the fight.The incident happened during a meeting organised by the Opposition parties to rally against the TRS government and the irregularities of the results of the state board examinations which led to the suicides of 22 students. The opposition parties included Telugu Desam Party, Left and Congress.The TRS government had set up a committee last month to look into the IT firm which was involved in the publication of the exam results. Many students had resorted to suicide after their intermediate exam results showed that they had failed the exams.
Prem SinghPR HandoutPrem Singh is gearing up to make his acting debut with an upcoming Bollywood movie, which is currently in the pre-production stages. The aspiring actor is eager to share the details of his first film.To be an actor was Prem Singh’s childhood dream. However, some dreams require a lot of patience and perseverance. Also, the journey of getting into the film industry isn’t an easy one. One has to face rejections and also wait for longer than expected to get their first acting project.However, Prem Singh was stubborn enough to not give up on his dream to become an actor even if it would take years to fulfil it. Prem is the owner of Aashapura marbles and also does a lot of donations. Along with all of this, he kept his passion and love for acting and films alive till he gets a right opportunity to shine.All his patience, honesty and hard work have finally paid off. Prem Singh will soon be making his Bollywood debut and for the same, he has collaborated with one of the phenomenal directors. As the project is on the initial stage, Prem can’t reveal much but he is extremely happy that his first acting project in Bollywood is so promising.In a statement, Prem said, “I’ve always loved movies. I used to watch almost every movie in the theatre and act like the actors when I would come home. That’s when I realised I also want to become an actor. I’ve taken part in local plays during my college days and it has helped me understand the craft more. Now that I am finally set to work in a film, I have no words to express my joy.”
Prothom alo file PhotoMore than 300,000 unfit vehicles ply in roads and highways across the country, according to Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passenger welfare platform.The leaders of Jatri Kalyan Samity on Wednesday demanded the government to stop plying of unfit vehicles on highways ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB.They came up with the demand at a human chain in front of the National Press Club.Secretary general of the platform Md Mozammel Haque Chowdhury said unfit buses, trucks, micro-buses and different types of human haulers ply the highways during Eid and cause accidents and sufferings to passengers.During last year’s Eid-ul-Fitr, 274 were killed and 848 injured in 205 road accidents, he said.He said that with 500,000 easy bikes, 60,000 autorickshaws, 700,000 battery-operated rickshaws and 500,000 motorcycles, it is easy for the highways to experience traffic jams during Eid season.They demanded the government to ensure passenger safety and remove all unfit vehicles from the roads, to avoid traffic gridlocks and accidents in the country.Regarding river routes, he also said the worn-out launches carry more than 5/6 times their passenger capacity, which should be banned immediately.Among others, CPB leader Ruhin Hossain Prince, former MP Humayun Kabir Hiru, Bangladesh Online Activist Forum Kabir Chowdhury Tonmoy also spoke on the occasion.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. File PhotoBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Friday said that ignoring the expectation of the people ,nothing can be imposed forcibly.“Much has taken place and enough is enough. Of course, everything has to be done in accordance with the expectation of the people,” Fakhrul told a meeting in the city.Bangladesh Sammilita Peshajibi Parishad, a platform of professional bodies, organised it at Shaheed AKM Siddque Hall in the capital’ s Supreme Court protesting against the false and fictitious cases against the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders including BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia and acting chairperson Tarique Rahman.At a press conference at Ganabhaban on Wednesday, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said she held meetings with world leaders during the UN general assembly in New York. “The world leaders want to see me in power again,” the prime minister claimed.”Is it possible to stay in power for long if the world leaders want it, but the people of the country don’t?” Fakhrul asked.Mirza Fakhrul urged the prime minister to think positively and facilitate the people to cast their votes by arranging a free and fair election.”Free Khaleda Zia. If you don’t release her, the crisis will emerge in the country that you won’t be able to tackle it,” the BNP leader warned.”Why are you afraid of BNP and the people? Why don’t you want to give a fair election?” Fakhrul asked referring to the prime minister.You have learnt that your popularity has plunged to zero, he observed.He alleged that the ruling Awami League is totally isolated from the people.UNB adds: BNP on Friday alleged that the government is conspiring to hurriedly complete the trial in the cases filed against BNP top leaders ahead of the national election.”There’s no rule of law in the country. We’ve seen what happened to our madam (Khaleda). The same thing is happening regarding the cases filed against our acting chairman Tarique Rahman,” said BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir.He further said, “Three dates are being fixed in a week for hearing cases against our standing committee members to expedite the trial proceedings. It means they (govt) are trying to settle everything before the election.”About the national unity, he expressed the hope that they will be able to ensure the fall of the current government by forging the national unity.”We all are trying together to overcome the current situation. We’re working to remove the current dangerous, fascist and despotic government to create a national unity as per the call made by our chairperson Khaleda Zia.”Fakhrul called upon people from all walks of life, including the professionals, to get united for launching a movement to save the country and its independence and sovereignty.
Headliner Jason Aldean took to social media to speak to fans a day after a gunman opened fire during his set at a country music festival.Aldean wrote on Instagram that his “heart aches for the victims and their families.”Sixty-four-year-old Stephen Paddock rained bullets down on the tens of thousands of people who were watching Aldean perform. The attack killed 59 and wounded 527.The country star pleaded for people to stand together and “stop the hate.”Authorities have not yet disclosed a motive for the attack.__ White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has singled out a Philadelphia financial planner as a hero during Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.Sanders told reporters Monday that Mike McGarry lay atop younger people at the country music concert targeted by a gunman in a nearby hotel.McGarry told KYW-TV that he did it because, “I’m 53, they’re in their 20s. I lived a decent life so far, I’d rather them live longer than me.”McGarry didn’t realize he’d been praised nationally because he was on a flight home when Sanders addressed the media. He says his wife, a registered nurse, was more of a hero than him — putting a tourniquet on one of those wounded.McGarry says, “We’re just trying to help other people. I don’t think I did anything spectacular.”___ More than a dozen investigators, most wearing jackets marked “FBI” and all in blue protective booties, arrived in unmarked sedans and entered the concert site Tuesday to pick through the scene for clues.The site inspection was visible by The Associated Press videographers from the 35th floor of the Mandalay Bay tower — three floors above the suite where Stephen Craig Paddock launched his barrage and later killed himself.Authorities say 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured Sunday night.Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt compared the scene with a war zone. Laxalt is a former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps member.“Shoes, baby strollers, chairs, sunglasses, purses. The whole field was just littered with things,” Laxalt said Monday. “There were blood stains everywhere.”___ Al Powers/Invision/APPeople hold hands in prayer while hiding inside an airplane hangar after a mass shooting in which dozens were killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.THE LATEST ON THE LAS VEGAS SHOOTING: President Donald Trump is calling the man who killed 59 people and wounded hundreds others at a music festival in Las Vegas a “very, very sick individual.”Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday as he departed for a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. He called the gunman “demented” and said “we’re looking into him very seriously.”Trump also praised Las Vegas police, saying they had done an “incredible job.”Trump stressed that the shooting was a tragedy. Asked about gun laws, the president said “we’ll be talking about gun laws as time goes by.”___ Hospital officials say Tuesday that at least 45 people remain in critical condition after being wounded at a mass shooting at a Las Vegas music festival on Sunday.Sunrise Hospital has 33 people and University Medical Center has 12 people still in critical condition as of Tuesday morning.Authorities say Stephen Craig Paddock killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others when he opened fire Sunday night on an outdoor country music concert from a 32nd floor hotel tower.A motive is unknown.At Sunrise, a total of 68 people remain hospitalized out of the 214 initially admitted. Officials say 15 people have died there.Officials say a total of 60 people remain hospitalized out of the 104 who were taken to University Medical. Four have died.___ Authorities say the gunman in the Las Vegas shooting set up cameras inside and outside the hotel room where he opened fire on the crowd at a country music concert.Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a news conference Tuesday that he believes shooter Stephen Craig Paddock set up the cameras to see if anyone was coming to take him into custody. He did not release further details.The sheriff also said authorities had completed their investigation at the gunman’s property in Reno, finding five handguns, two shotguns and a plethora of ammunition.Authorities say Paddock killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others when he opened fire Sunday night on an outdoor country music concert from a 32nd floor hotel tower.Hospital officials say 50 people remain in critical condition after being wounded.___The Las Vegas gunman who killed nearly 60 people at a country music festival worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, an IRS agent and in an auditing department over a 10-year period.A spokeswoman for the Office of Personnel Management told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Stephen Paddock’s employment included about two years as a mail carrier from 1976 to 1978.After that, he worked as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service for six years until 1984. And then he worked a defense auditing job for about 18 months.The information helped complete the timeline surrounding the 64-year-old Paddock’s life. He graduated from college in 1977 from Cal State Northridge and also worked for a defense contractor in the late 1980s.___A concertgoer from Washington state says he hid under bleachers with his wife when shots rang out in Las Vegas and victims started falling to the ground.Jeff Bannerman told KOMO News Radio “just when you thought the thing was over, the rat-a-tat-tat would start again. So, we just absolutely were paralyzed underneath the bleachers.”A man in front of Bannerman was shot and a garbage can that Bannerman had been leaning on was hit.Bannerman and his wife Deanna joined others trying to help victims who could not move, dragging them “wherever you could to get them out of the way.”He says he had blood on his hands and shoes and one of the women he tried to help “didn’t make it.”___ Less than 24 hours after the massacre at an open-air country music concert in Las Vegas, authorities are still piecing together what shooter Stephen Paddock did in preparation for his deadly shooting rampage that left 59 people dead and 527 others injured.There is still a lot they don’t know about what motivated Paddock, described by officials as a “lone wolf,” to launch the most deadly mass shooting in modern U.S. history.In a news conference Monday afternoon, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said his deputies are still processing four crime scenes: the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, from where Paddock shot his victims about 500 yards below; the venue at the Route 91 Harvest festival concert; Paddock’s home in Mesquite, NV, about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas; and another home in Reno in northern Nevada.Lombardo initially said that 16 weapons were found in Paddock’s hotel room, where he had been staying since Sept. 28. Scopes were attached to “some of the rifles,” he added without more detail. Investigators found an additional 18 firearms in Paddock’s Mesquite home, as well as several thousand rounds of ammunition and explosives. They also found several pounds of ammonium nitrate, a key component for making a bomb, in Paddock’s car.Still, the investigation is fast-moving and fluid as, four hours later, the gun count increased. In an early evening news conference, Assistant Sheriff Todd Fasulo said that 23, not 16, weapons had been found in the Mandalay Bay hotel room and 19, not 18 weapons had been discovered in Paddock’s Mesquite home.Also, the office of Rep. Adam Schiff, (D-Calif.) said that he had been briefed by the FBI and informed that some, but not all of the weapons found in the hotel room were fully automatic. It was not clear whether those weapons were manufactured as fully automatic or whether Paddock had converted them.Law enforcement officers had conducted a floor by floor search beginning on the 29th floor. Upon arriving at Paddock’s suite on the 32nd floor, they announced themselves. Paddock responded by shooting through the door, wounding a security guard in the leg, Lombardo said.“They received gunfire. They backed off and SWAT responded,” said a somber Lombardo. They entered the room to find Paddock dead. The sheriff said investigators believe Paddock killed himself.Lombardo also said that he had dispatched a SWAT team to examine Paddock’s house in northern Nevada to make sure there are no booby traps.Many questions remain unanswered.Lombardo said investigators still have not identified Paddock’s motive for the shooting. Paddock’s brother, Eric Paddock, of Orlando, FL, said he was a wealthy retired accountant and high stakes gambler.“There’s no political affiliation that we know of. There’s no religious affiliation that we know of,” Eric Paddock told reporters earlier in the day.Investigators also don’t know how Paddock managed to assemble such a large arsenal of weapons in his hotel suite. Lombardo said that his team is still working on the origins of the arsenal, saying that one gun dealer in Nevada has stepped forward to say that he had sold one firearm to Paddock. When asked whether he would characterize Paddock’s firearms as “assault weapons,” Lombardo simply said, “Yes.”Earlier in the day, President Trump, appearing before reporters at the White House, said that he would visit Las Vegas on Wednesday.He called the mass shooting “an act of pure evil,” adding “In moments of tragedy and horror, America comes together as one — and it always has.”The mayor of Las Vegas, Carolyn Goodman, summed up the mood of the many local and state officials gathered for an afternoon news conference.“It is a very difficult time. While the sun is shining in Las Vegas, it is a very dark and black day,” she said. Share
Listen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uAccording to precinct reports from Baltimore’s race for mayor supporters of former mayor Sheila Dixon and Democratic nominee Sen. Catherine Pugh voted largely along racial lines with Blacks supporting Dixon and Whites supporting Pugh. We’ll have analysis of the mayor’s race and the demographic implications for the city with Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore Sun, attorney Carrie Evans and Charles Robinson of Maryland Public Television’s, State Circle. This story and much more, coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.
Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2012 Phys.Org By most estimates there is currently about 500 metric tons of plutonium in the world today that needs to be disposed of in some sort of reasonable way. By reasonable, most mean in a way that doesn’t harm anyone or the environment and that can’t be accessed by those wishing to use it to make nuclear weapons. Those writing in the new commentary piece suggest that the only good option is sealing it in ceramic pucks and burying it.Others aren’t so sure, and that’s why plutonium is currently being used to create something called Mixed Oxide nuclear fuel (MOX), an alternative fuel source that by all accounts is more costly to use than is simply using fresh alternatives, such as uranium. Still others are using plutonium as fuel for so-called fast reactors; but that doesn’t get rid of the plutonium problem, it just delays having to deal with it.This is why the commentary group says the best solution is to simply bury the waste and be rid of it. Unfortunately, saying it needs to be done, isn’t all that new. Leaders of countries such as the US, France, Japan and others have been trying to do that for decades. The problem isn’t that people don’t understand that it needs to be done, it’s finding a place to dump the waste that people can agree on. As just one example, in the United States, a site was chosen in the Yucca Mountains; its physical characteristics and remoteness suggested it would be an ideal site. The site was approved by Congress in 2002, but opponents of the idea stalled the process and eventually persuaded President Obama to cancel the project in 2009, with the end result being, nuclear waste still temporarily stored in “secure” locations around the country. Thus, the problem isn’t that people don’t understand what needs to be done, it’s that no one wants a nuclear waste dump site anywhere near them, or even in or near areas that are considered special for one reason or another.By publishing their opinions regarding what needs to be done, this group is hoping that sound minds will eventually prevail, and that reasonable sites will be chosen by responsible people resulting in nuclear waste being buried sooner, rather than later. U.S. says it will discard some plutonium Journal information: Nature (Phys.org) — As researchers the world over continue to try to find a way to meet the energy needs of an over populated planet, negative consequences for choices already made continue to pile up. Global warming that appears likely caused by the burning of fossil fuels is one, dealing with radioactive waste from nuclear power plants (and the decommissioning of atomic weapons) is another, perhaps more solvable problem. Because of that, a team of scientists from the United States has published a commentary piece in the science journal Nature, declaring that the time has come for ceasing discussions about what to do with plutonium waste and to simply find suitable places for it and bury it. More information: Nuclear proliferation: Time to bury plutonium, Nature 485, 167–168 (10 May 2012) doi:10.1038/485167a Citation: US science group says it’s time to start burying plutonium (2012, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-science-group-plutonium.html Plutonium,. Pictured against an inch and centimeter rule. Image: Wikipedia.
In a major breach of contract, the government has raised serious concern over the functioning of ‘toll plazas’ operated by private players including Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. for suppressing the ‘escrow accounts’.The total volume of the ‘irregularities’ was found to be around Rs. 903 crore, which was raised but was not deposited in the escrow accounts as per agreed terms by the private players. The ‘escrow account’ is a temporary pass through account held by third party during the process of a transaction (of toll collection) between the two parties. It was learnt that on March 10, 2010, the NHAI had an agreement with the M/s PS Toll Road Pvt. Ltd of Reliance Infrastructure for the development, maintenance and management of National Highway No. 4 (approx. 140.35 km). Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIIn the agreement it was decided to augment the existing road of nearly 140.35 km on the Pune-Satara section of National Highway No. 4 in Maharashtra to six-Lane under Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.However, it was found that despite incomplete work ‘as per the Concessionaire Agreement (CA) with the NHAI,’ the company continues to collect toll from October 1, 2010 to March 2014. Sources said, during these periods they managed to collect more than Rs. 500 but ‘surprisingly’ diverted nearly half of the amount (till August 2012) and invested it in Reliance Liquid Fund (RLF), which is against the CA. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindIt was found that on September 1, 2014, M/s PS Toll Road Pvt. Ltd in a letter to the NHAI’s Project Director claimed that work has been completed on the on the Pune-Satara section. A senior official of the company Nagendra Rai in his letter to NHAI mentioned, “We would like to inform that the old toll plaza structure has been completely removed and the surface treatment has been completed.”But, on September 9, 2014, the General Manager (Tech), NHAI, Rajesh K. Kaundal in a reply letter, to the company mentioned that, “It is seen that concessionaire has submitted the compliance after a period of about nine months and that to it is incomplete action on the part of concessionaire, as removal of old toll plazas structure is yet to be done. In view of above it is requested to take immediate action on removal of the structure without loss of further time.”
‘Humblebragging’ – or boasting about how hectic your life may be the new status symbol, according to Harvard researchers, including one of Indian origin.Researchers found that being seen as constantly busy and overworked is the new way to prove that one is ‘in demand’.Taking the afternoon off for a round of golf or enjoying a beach holiday in a five-star resort were once signs of having social capital.However, phrases such as ‘I have no life’ and ‘I desperately need a holiday’ are now used to imply social standing, researchers said. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWhile ordering food shopping online is the perfect way to prove to neighbours that you are simply too busy and important to go to the supermarket.”Movies, magazines, and popular TV shows often highlight the abundance of money and leisure time among the wealthy,” said Neeru Paharia, an assistant professor at Harvard University in the US.”In recent years, featuring wealthy people relaxing by the pool or on a yacht, playing tennis and polo, or skiing and hunting are being replaced with ads featuring busy individuals who work long hours and have very limited leisure time,” Paharia told The Telegraph. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive”Displaying one’s busyness at work and lack of leisure time operates as a visible signal of status in the eyes of others,” she said.The study, carried out in the US, found that brands that marketed themselves as timesaving were becoming increasingly high-status, because of the people who used them.However, in Italy the effect was completely reversed. Italians still view a leisurely life as representative of high status, researchers said.
Music streaming service WiMP is now available as a commercial service in Poland following an earlier beta launch. WiMP has also signed up a second service provider platform in the form of mobile operator Play, following its beta launch with pay TV platform ‘n’.WiMP is available in three versions in Poland, a a free and ad-free limited test version available on computers, WiMP Basic with unlimited access for desktop computers for PLN9.99 (€2.43) and WiMP Premium with mobile access for PLN19.99.“We are very optimistic about today’s commercial launch of WiMP as well as the future development of our service in Poland. We are very pleased with the consumer survey’s results of WiMP’s beta phase, which were one of the highest in Europe. We managed to gain strong business partners, such as the digital platform n and network operator Play, Thus we have a strong reason to believe that, such as in other countries, we will achieve a great success in Poland,” said Adrian Ciepichał, General Manager, WiMP Poland.
Amazon’s chief financial officer, Brian Olsavsky, said he expects Prime Video spend to “increase even further in 2019” but would not put a price on its programming budget.Brian OlsavskyOlsavsky made the comment on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, responding to a question asking for an update on the company’s ambitions in the video space.The CFO said that video and music builds “stronger Prime connectivity,” with members more likely to renew and engage with Amazon’s subscription offering, which includes other perks like free one-day delivery of physical goods.He also pointed to Amazon’s 10 Golden Globe and three Oscar nominations as proof of the success of its Amazon Studios division.In the AVOD space, Amazon subsidiary the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), launched an ad-supported streaming service called Freedive in January.Amazon’s director of investor relations, Dave Fildes, said on the call that the company is excited about the service and “other opportunities we’ve been working with in ads,” citing Amazon’s Thursday Night Football streams in the US.Fildes said Amazon is “looking forward to pursuing more opportunities to engage and serve with customers with those types of video offers, but also take some opportunity to monetise with the advertising.”In terms of financials, Amazon’s fourth quarter revenue increased 20% year-on-year to US$72.4 billion. Operating income increased to US$3.8 billion in Q4 2018, compared to US$2.1 billion in Q4 2017.