Syria peace conference set for Nov 23 Arab League chief

first_imgA keenly anticipated peace conference for Syria will convene in Geneva on November 23, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Sunday after meeting international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.Arabi acknowledged that there were still obstacles to holding the conference, as Western and Arab governments prepare to meet Syrian opposition leaders on Tuesday to attempt to persuade them to attend.Arabi made the comment to reporters after meeting the UN-Arab League envoy for Syria at the bloc’s Cairo headquarters, on the first leg of a regional tour Brahimi is conducting ahead of the conference. “It was decided that the Geneva II conference will be held on November 23, and preparations are underway for this conference,” Arabi said.The top Arab diplomat warned, however, that there were still hurdles to convening the already much-delayed meeting.“There are many difficulties that must be overcome for this conference to succeed,” he said.Brahimi refused to publicly set a date for the conference, saying it would be announced after he concluded his tour.The envoy told reporters after meeting Arabi that he would travel to Qatar, Turkey, Iran, Syria and then Geneva for talks with Russian and US representatives.last_img read more


UN agencies to assist El Salvador military with AIDS prevention sexual health

The $220,000 project is financed jointly by the Salvadorian Armed Forces, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).The aim is to educate officers and soldiers at all levels in the country’s armed forces – a total of about 10,000 people – over the coming two years.According to UNAIDS, El Salvador has around a 1.1 per cent adult HIV prevalence rate, with approximately 7,700 adults living with the virus as of 2003. That year saw about 200 AIDS deaths.The agency says that the national response to HIV and AIDS is marked by close cooperation among government ministries, civil society, people living with HIV and AIDS, the Global Fund set up to combat the disease, and various international cooperation agencies. read more


Cambodias royal pardon for opposition leader a step towards reconciliation – UN

“I was very pleased to learn that the royal pardon was granted by His Majesty Norodom Sihamoni, the King of Cambodia, at the request of Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen,” the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Surya P. Subedi, said. “I now hope that with this development, the Government will take the necessary action in order to allow Sam Rainsy to play a full part in the national politics of Cambodia.” Mr. Rainsy, the leader of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was tried in absentia in January 2010 on charges of destruction of property and racial incitement and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment in one case and 10 years’ imprisonment in another, and had remained in exile. Mr. Subedi had previously stressed the importance of a level playing field for all political parties to compete on an equal footing, and had called for a solution to allow Mr. Rainsy to play a full role in Cambodian politics.“Today I applaud the Royal Government of Cambodia for having taken this important step towards reconciliation, which is in the interests of stronger and deeper democratization of Cambodia,” he added.Special rapporteurs are appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. The positions are honorary and the experts are not UN staff, nor are they paid for their work. read more


Dream Jailbreak turns out to be fake

first_imgThere will always be things that are too good to be true, and the climactic ending to the Dream Jailbreak release is a reminder of exactly that. After the “proof” video was released, and many users identified the video as a fake, the person behind Dream Jailbreak revealed to the wold that it was all a joke after all.There were plenty of reasons to be excited about Dream Jailbreak, though at the same time there were just as many reasons to be suspicious. This apparent one man team, who assured everyone that he was not part of any existing jailbreak team, had supposedly managed to take advantage of an exploit that affected every iDevice capable of running iOS 6. It sounded believable because that’s exactly what users want right now, since proper jailbreaks are still unavailable for several generations of iDevice. This developer promised to reveal all in an unedited video and finally a download with the tools to complete the jailbreak.In the short time since the announcement, the Twitter account for Dream Jailbreak exceeded 20,000 followers. When the video was released, several viewers immediately noticed that there was a point at which it was clear the video had been edited. In response to the cries that the video was fake, the party responsible decided to release the jailbreak earlier than planned. Instead of a download, eager users were met with the infamous Rickroll video on YouTube. Shortly after the video was posted, a message went live on the website explaining that everything had been fake. Those interested in a jailbreak from Dream were part of a social experiment designed to “teach” users to be more skeptical of those who claim they have jailbroken something without proof.Whether or not the desired message reached anyone who was interested in Dream Jailbreak will probably never be discovered. Whoever was responsible for this wanted to make it clear that newcomers to the iOS hacking scene aren’t to be trusted, and that the developers who have been responsible for jailbreaks in the past are the only people you should listen to.last_img read more


Harvey Tynes Calls Prime Minister Christie A Dismal Failure

first_img Related Items:#harveytynescallsPMafailure, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 8, 2017 – Nassau – Popular Attorney Harvey Tynes, QC, railed against Prime Minister Perry Christie and the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) as he urged Bahamians to vote against the government in a bid to save the country.Citing the two failed referendums, violent crime and the introduction of Value- Added Tax (VAT), Mr. Tynes explained that despite Mr Christie’s likability, he has been a “dismal failure and complete disaster” this term.Mr. Tynes admitted that he voted for the PLP in 2012, but went on to describe the upcoming general elections as the last chance to save the country in a short video that was circulated on social media on Friday.“I happen to like Perry Gladstone Christie,” he said. “The man has a big heart and a great sense of humour and I like people like that. Perry Christie happens to be one of my favourite people.”, Mr. Tynes said.“I voted PLP, most Bahamians voted PLP. We chose Perry Christie to lead our country out of the mess it was in. Now five years later what has Christie given us in return?”, Tynes continued.Turning his attention to the failed referendums on gaming and gender equality, Mr. Tynes noted that in both instances Mr Christie lied about his administration’s agenda and wasted millions of dollars on propaganda.“He also gave us VAT,” he said, “a crippling tax burden on the poorest of our people who are now literally starving to death. He gave us a series of downgrades in our credit rating as a country to our current junk status and now we are in danger of our Bahamian dollar being devalued.”Mr Tynes said: “Meanwhile violent crime in our country has gone completely out of control and now comes the shocking news that senior well-paid members of Christie’s cabinet are out there begging rich foreigners for personal favours instead of working to protect our interests as a people.”He added: “Let us face the truth, Perry Christie has been a dismal failure and complete disaster.”#magneticmedianews#harveytynescallsPMafailure Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


San Diego Water Authority pipeline relining project in North County

first_img January 18, 2019 Posted: January 18, 2019 San Diego Water Authority pipeline relining project in North County Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Millions of gallons of water are pumped in every day by the San Diego County Water Authority. The infrastructure of that delivery is crucial.To continue providing safe an reliable water to our area, a pipeline relining improvement project in North County is helping the water authority secure it’s operations for the future.KUSI’s chief photographer Mike Smith gives us an inside look. last_img read more


FEMA Opens Temporary Office In Nikiski

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享FEMA representatives have opened a temporary office at the North Peninsula Recreation Center in Nikiski. The FEMA temporary office is open 10am to 7pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 1pm on Saturday, this week and next week ending March 2. You must apply for Federal Individual Assistance even if you have already applied for State Individual Assistance. The major disaster declaration issued on January 31 for the state of Alaska makes federal funding available to eligible affected individuals in the Municipality of Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and Kenai Peninsula Borough. Residents whose homes were affected by the 7.0 earthquake on November 30 are encouraged to apply for the Federal Individual Assistance program. The deadline to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance is April 1. Announcements will be provided for locations in Homer and Seward. You may also apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov.last_img read more


FERC Adds 4 Months To EIS Schedule For AKLNG Project

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has extended the schedule for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Alaska LNG project by four months. “The revised schedule for the EIS is based upon AGDC meeting its commitment to provide complete responses to outstanding data requests on the dates it has identified.”  The notice also stated, that the regulatory commission would not issue a final impact statement until March 6, 2020, instead of November 2019. But March 2020 depends on the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) answering all of FERC’s questions in full this summer. In a notice issued by FERC on February 28, they now plan to issue the draft EIS in June. The commission did not specify a date in June. The scheduled release date had been the end of February. Some of the responses that the AGDC still owes FERC includes information on fire safety, spill-containment safeguards and hazard-mitigation designs at the gas treatment plant, liquefaction plant and LNG storage tanks in Nikiski. FERC cited the state’s timeline for answering federal regulators’ questions and fulfilling data requests as the reason for the extension. Also, federal regulators are waiting for information from the state on pipeline crossings at active earthquake faults, and a more detailed route map showing all seismic hazards within 5 miles of the pipelines.last_img read more


Closing Groove Music Microsoft Sends Users To Spotify

first_img Microsoft Groove Music Streams Users To Spotify closing-groove-music-microsoft-sends-users-spotify Facebook Closing Groove Music, Microsoft Sends Users To Spotify The end of the year is the end of it all for Microsoft Groove Music Pass subscribersPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Oct 3, 2017 – 12:13 pm Stepping back from competition against Spotify, in mid-October Microsoft will make it easy for Groove Music Pass subscribers to click and transfer their playlists to Spotify. The end of the year is the end of it all for Groove Music, Microsoft’s bid in the music streaming space.Users will have through the end of January 2018 to save data. Closing Groove Music includes fine print, such as making sure to back up downloadable files to local storage. Microsoft’s built-in Groove Music app will still play these files.Microsoft has explored the music space without successfully exploiting it, but it has other consumer inroads such as Xbox. Meanwhile Spotify seems like it is growing even though it is already everywhere, an interesting height of interest that the company would like to be permanent.Spotify, Waze Integration Arriving On iPhone Email Twitter News last_img read more


Wilmington Library Partners With Career Place To Offer Job Help Every Monday Morning

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Memorial Library is collaborating with The Career Place in Woburn to bring weekly job help meetings to the library.The library’s Wilmington Networkers group has meet for four years on a biweekly basis but now will meet every Monday at 10 a.m. with staff from The Career Place leading many of the sessions.Anyone who is looking for work or is contemplating a job change is welcome to attend. All meetings focus on an aspect of the job search process and usually feature a speaker or trainer.Upcoming meetings include “Ask a Career Counselor” (arrive prepared with questions) on Monday, September 17 and “How to Develop a Professional Network” on Monday, September 24.For a listing of all fall events, visit the library’s website at http://wilmlibrary.org. For questions, email Assistant Library Director Charlotte Wood at cwood@wilmlibrary.org.The Career Place in Woburn is one of the many state career centers that helps individuals assess their skill levels and interests, find and apply for jobs, or enter education and training programs. They offer employment workshops, computer skills workshops, on-site employment interviews, and job fairs.In late September, The Career Place will change its name to The MassHire Metro North Career Center as part of a rebranding effort to bring unity to the Massachusetts Workforce Development System.(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: Wildwood Cemetery Stroll Set For September 21In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”Wilmington Book Club Listings — July 2019In “Community”last_img read more


Homer City Council members survive recall effort

first_imgHomer’s canvas board counts absentee ballots in recall election. (Aaron Bolton, KBBI News)Three Homer City Council members who were subjects of a highly contentious recall effort will retain their seats. The political battle led to a court case with the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska and two political groups have formed around the issue.Listen nowCouncil members David Lewis, Catriona Reynolds and Donna Aderhold all enjoyed double digit wins as the official results came in Friday.As the canvas board counted hundreds of absentee ballots Friday afternoon, several Heartbeat of Homer supporters in the audience eagerly awaited the results. The pro-recall political action committee’s spokeswoman, Sarah Vance, sat quietly as the stacks of ballots were counted.The three council members narrowly eked out a win Tuesday in the regular vote and needed a strong showing from absentee voters. City Clerk Mellissa Jacobsen read the results for the record and those in attendance.Aderhold and Lewis were both favored by 57 percent of voters and Reynolds came away with 56 percent of the vote. Vance and her supporters were noticeably disappointed as they walked out of City Hall.“Of course we are disappointed in the outcome,” Vance said. “We feel that they definitely were dishonest in their dealings over the issues, but the people have spoken and we’ll proceed from here.”The three council members found themselves subjects of the recall effort this spring. Petitioners took issue with two resolutions they crafted and sponsored, namely an inclusivity resolution.Petitioners argue it was the council members’ intent to make Homer a sanctuary city, damaging the tourism industry. They also claim their actions were misconduct in office.The council members all had one word for the results, vindicated. On Friday evening, Homer Citizens Against the Recall gathered in the very place the inclusivity resolution began, Homer resident Hal Spence’s living room.Council member Reynolds gave an impromptu speech to supporters.“There hasn’t been anything I could do about any of this for a long time, but knowing that you were all working to show the recall was not valid, I think we did that today with the results,” Reynolds said in Spence’s living room. “We did it Tuesday with the results.”Lewis and Reynolds both say they’re happy the special election is over. However, Lewis notes the division created by it will not dissipate overnight.“You know I went back and read some of the articles, and we’ve been called Marxists and all sorts of stuff,” Lewis said. “That doesn’t go away.”Aderhold, an avid writer and runner, added she is particularly excited to have time in her personal life.Homer Citizens Against the Recall Chairman Ron Keffer explained the one-issue political action committee will be dissolved. But, Keffer noted its progressively minded supporters will remain a group.“Because we don’t want to get ourselves into a position in which we have not been active enough and things happen and we have to play catchup,” Keffer explained. “We want to be an active part constantly at this point.”The Homer City Council held a special meeting Monday to certify the results.Reynolds and Lewis’ terms are up in October. Lewis, a three-term councilman, said he decided not to run prior to the recall effort. Reynolds noted the recall, as well as other obligations, pushed her away from running for reelection. Aderhold, whose term expires in 2018, said it’s too early to make that choice.However, all is not said and done. Heartbeat of Homer is seeking reimbursement for its legal fees from the council members.last_img read more


Dunleavy administration weighs in on Pebblebacked lawsuit against BBRSDA

first_imgPicking aboard the F/V Aventura in the Nushagak District.(Photo credit Sarah Grace Durrance) “Just as a matter of pure economics – forget the politics of it – pure economics – they’ve made an investment,” said Scott Kendall, an attorney for BBRSDA. The association filed a motion to dismiss the state’s brief yesterday. Kendall said not weighing in on a project that could impact the region’s fishery is out of the question. A hearing on the case is scheduled for Monday in Anchorage. “So our position is that they used pretty specific language about promoting and marketing regional seafood products. You know, it looks like the activities that BBRSDA is undertaking are outside that statutory purpose,” Borghesan said.  The association, of course, disagrees. The Dunleavy administration has sided with the Pebble-backed plaintiffs in a legal dispute over whether the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association can fund groups opposed to the proposed mine. In an amicus brief filed May 6, the state holds that BBRSDA should have no involvement in Pebble’s permitting process, and should instead confine its activities to marketing. “The economics of a fishery are pounds of fish times the per-pound value,” he said. “Pebble Mine could impact both negatively. It could reduce the abundance of the fishery. And no matter what, a major mine going into that area will degrade the region’s image as wild and unspoiled.”center_img In an emailed statement, Press Secretary Matt Shuckerow said the governor wants to see the Pebble project follow the permitting process. Shuckerow did not say whether the governor is for or against the mine. In a recent letter, Dunleavy opposed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers extending the deadline for the public comment period on Pebble. Despite that, the Army Corps did extend the comment period. Most commercial fishermen in Bristol Bay are required to join BBRSDA and pay a 1 percent tax on their catch. Those dues fund the association. The association’s response to the state includes letters from the Parnell and Walker administrations that acknowledge the association’s authority to spend funds at its own discretion. Kendall says acknowledging that precedent is important. “What’s changed between the last seven years and Monday of this week?” he asked. “They’ve reversed that precedent. The statutes haven’t changed. The only thing that appears to have changed is the posture of the administration.” Since that extension was announced last Friday the Army Corps has made a few changes. The final day to submit comments for both the draft EIS and Pebble’s application is now July 1. That’s two days later than the extension’s original end date of June 29. The Army Corps did not initially extend comment period for Pebble’s application, which was originally set to end on May 30. “So our interest is in making sure that these associations are sticking to their statutory purposes,” said Dario Borghesan, the assistant attorney general with the Alaska Department of Law.  According to Borghesan, the state takes issue with BBRSDA’s financial agreements with groups opposed to Pebble, namely, the United Tribes of Bristol Bay and SalmonState. In the state’s view, those contracts are not in line with the association’s mission. He points to the language of the association’s sponsors in the legislature.last_img read more


Car sales February 2018 Check out how Maruti Suzuki Hyundai Tata Motors

first_imgWorkers assemble cars inside the Hyundai Motor India Ltd. plant at Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu October 4, 2012.Reuters fileThe second month of 2018 saw carmakers steadily improving the sales numbers in India. The sales number of automakers in January 2018 was hopeful after a roller-coaster year that saw the BS-IV switch, GST implementation and the addition of cess. The February numbers for most of the automakers are positive and that indicates the industry is now slowly returning to normalcy.We have compiled a list of sales data for February 2018.Maruti SuzukiIndia’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki sold a total of 149,824 units in February 2018 and registered 15 percent growth over the same period last year. This includes 137,900 units in the domestic market and 11,924 units of exports. The company sold a total of 130,280 units in February 2017.The Indo-Japanese outfit’s domestic sales in India reported a 13.3 percent growth with 136,648 unit sales led by premium hatchback Baleno and compact SUV Vitara Brezza. Maruti Suzuki BalenoMaruti SuzukiToyota Kirloskar MotorJapanese carmaker Toyota’s Indian subsidiary Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) sold a total of 12,705 units in February 2018. TKM sold 11,864 units in the domestic market and exported 841 units of the Etios series. In February 2017, TKM sold 11,543 units in the domestic market and exported 570 units of the Etios series. The domestic sales witnessed a growth of just three percent.FordFord India’s sales (domestic and exports) in February 2018 stood at 23,965 vehicles as compared to 24,026 in the same month last year.Ford claims its domestic business grew to 9,041 vehicles in February from 8,338 vehicles in the same month last year. Exports were at 14,924 units compared to 15,688 vehicles in February 2017.Tata MotorsTata Motors’ passenger vehicle sales grew 45 percent with sales of 17,771 units in February 2018 against 12,272 units in the same month last year. New generation models like the Tiago and Tigor are the key models behind the spike along with the Nexon and Hexa gaining traction in the UV segment.Tata Motors’ overall sales grew by 38 percent at 58,993 units against 42,679 units due to the strong showing of its commercial and passenger vehicles business in the domestic market. Tata NexonTata MotorsMahindra & MahindraHomegrown automaker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) posted eight percent growth in its passenger vehicles sales (which includes UVs, cars, and vans). The company sold 22,389 units in February 2018 as against 20,717 units in February last year.Commercial vehicle sales last month jumped 28 percent to 20,946 units compared to 16,383 units in the same month of 2017.HyundaiHyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL), the country’s second-largest car manufacturer registered sold 44,505 units in the domestic market and exported 10,917 units, taking the total sales to 55,422 units for the month of February 2018. The domestic sales grew by 5.1 percent against 42,327 units in February 2017.last_img read more


Windows Mixed Reality Headsets Get Viveport Infinity the Netflix for VR

first_img Popular on Variety In addition to its Viveport Infinity service, HTC is also bringing its a la carte Viveport VR store to headsets supported by Windows Mixed Reality. These include headsets manufactured by Acer, HP, Asus, Dell, Lenovo and Samsung.With this latest addition Viveport Infinity is now available on all major PC-powered headsets, as well as mobile VR devices based on HTC’s own Vive Wave platform. However, the Netflix-like subscription service isn’t running on Facebook’s Oculus Quest VR headset. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img HTC’s Viveport Infinity VR subscription service will be coming to Windows Mixed Reality headsets next month. VR headsets powered by Microsoft’s platform will have access to the service starting June 5, the company announced Wednesday.Viveport Infinity offers subscribers access to an unlimited number of VR games and apps for a monthly fee of $12.99. The service, which officially launched last month, currently has some 600 titles in its catalog. 200 of these will work on Windows Mixed reality headsets at launch, according to HTC.“Viveport Infinity offers all members unparalleled value and choice when it comes to experiencing and discovering VR content,” said Viveport president Rikard Steiber in a statement.“We’re excited our users now have an additional opportunity to discover some of the best content VR has to offer at an accessible price through Viveport Infinity,” added Microsoft’s Mixed Reality director Dan Newell.last_img read more


Rare Bonnie and Clyde Poetry Photos to Hit Auction Block

first_img Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KRare, ‘Legendary’ 1894 Dime Could Fetch More Than $1 Million… Stay on target It turns out that in between robbing banks and fleeing and killing law enforcement officials, notorious gangster couple Bonnie and Clyde, who died in a shootout with police in Louisiana in 1934, wrote poetry about their life of crime.Newly released poems, written while the duo was on the run, are in a collection of Bonnie and Clyde items that will be auctioned off by Heritage Auctions in Dallas on May 4, along with a notebook and some photos.(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)“We donte want to hurt anney one/ But we have to Steal to eat,” read one poem penned by Clyde, whose poetry was filled with spelling errors. “And if it’s a shoot out to/ to live that’s the way it/ will have to bee.”One of Bonnie’s poems seemed to foreshadow their death.“Some day they’ll go down together / And they’ll bury them side by side,” read one of her poems. “To few it’ll be grief, to the law a relief / But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.”(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)Both Bonnie and Clyde wrote poems that have a sense of fatalism to them, as if they were actually aware of their ultimate doom, according to NPR.“Even going to jail doesn’t seem to be an option,” Don Ackerman, the consignment director for Heritage Auctions, told NPR’s Scott Simon. “I think they realize that they’re eventually going to be killed by the police.”The couple’s exploits captured the attention of the American public during the “Public Enemy Era,” between 1931 and 1936. In the media, they were often glamorized, but the poems seem to turn them into “real” people again.“There’s an authenticity to it,” Ackerman said. “It has a very poignant aspect to it.”(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)Ackerman estimates the poems will sell for upward of $10,000 apiece.The photos set to be auctioned off came from five photo and scrapbook albums that belonged to Clyde’s sister, according to Heritage Auctions.(Photo Credit: Heritage Auctions / HA.com)The albums contain around 60 photos of Bonnie and Clyde, some of which date back to around the time they were killed, Heritage Auctions said. They also contain images of family members, friends and neighbors.“The vast majority are family photos, some of which were no doubt the personal property of Clyde Barrow,” the auction company said in its website.More on Geek.com:Rare Penny Found in Boy’s Lunch Money Could Fetch Up to $1.7 Million in AuctionRare ‘Unicorns’ of Paper Money Set to Fetch Millions in AuctionSealed Copy of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ for NES Fetches $100K in Auctionlast_img read more


Black Panthers Big Day Black Widows Turn More Marvel Movie News

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. What to Expect From the Marvel Cinematic Universe at SDCC 2019The Cinematic Sex of Marvel’s Netflix Universe @THR says @theblackpanther is @MarvelStudios best-selling movie in terms of presales after JUST 24 HOURS! Don’t I know it: I even tried!!!! #Throwback to a video I made last night. pic.twitter.com/aoJcdaqfhi— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) January 10, 2018What’s especially striking is how long it took. “Fifteen minutes later, I kid you not, 15 minutes later, I was trying to purchase tickets, and they were sold out. Sold out!” Nyong’o says in the video. Yeah, it turns out a ton of people want to see this movie.Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in The Avengers (Photo via Marvel)Looking beyond this year, Marvel announced another development that should mean exciting things for the future. They’re finally making that Black Widow movie we’ve been asking for since 2010. Ever since Scarlett Johansson debuted as the character in Iron Man 2, fans have been begging for her to get her own solo feature. Now, that’s one step closer to actually happening.Variety reports the Marvel studios has hired writer Jac Schaeffer to write the script. The movie is still very early in development, but hiring someone to write a script is the farthest Marvel has gotten with the project. Before making the decision, Marvel executives met with Johansson to hammer out exactly what they wanted to see from a Black Widow movie. Schaeffer has mostly written comedies in the past, meaning we should expect at least some humor, along with the expected spy action.There’s no expected release date yet, but it’s good news that we’re finally (probably) going to get a Black Widow movie. Until now, the closest we had were a couple good scenes in The Avengers and a decent arc in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This also means Black Widow should be safe in Avengers: Infinity War. With so many actors’ contracts expiring after the Avengers 4, it’s thought that at least some of our heroes will die. It’s a nice comfort that Black Widow won’t be among them. We hope.Speaking of the next two Avengers movies, production continues on both, and a few actors have been spotted on set. JustJared published two set photos featuring Mark Ruffalo in full motion-capture gear, Chris Evans wearing his classic Captain America costume, and Paul Rudd in full Ant-Man gear. They’re just goofing around on set, so there’s no way to tell what’s going on in the scene they’re filming. They sure look like they’re having fun, though. Stay on target Chris Evans & his #Avengers co-stars were seen on set today, and at one point, they were all seen joking around & laughing together. See all the new pics! https://t.co/Ry588kIULs— JustJared.com (@JustJared) January 10, 2018I wonder who said whatever’s making them all laugh so hard. I bet it was Ruffalo.Over in Sony’s MCU-adjacent Spider-Verse, the Venom movie is closer to being a reality. The film is currently on a break from shooting, and will resume at the end of the month. In the meantime, IGN got some behind-the-scenes details, including a first look as Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. He looks really great as the on-the-job reporter.Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in Venom (via IGN)Though we won’t know for sure until we see a trailer, the photo is a promising sign that Hardy will make a believable Brock as well as a scary Venom. We know Hardy can do scary and intimidating, but it’s also important that he can play the anxious insecurity of Brock. Hardy’s a very talented actor, and there’s no doubt that he can do both. In this photo, Hardy looks very much like Eddie Brock, and not at all like Venom. That’s a very good thing.The film will adapt the “Lethal Protector” arc from the comics, following a reformed Eddie Brock living as a reporter in San Francisco. It’s set to hit theaters this year on October 5. Big news this morning – #BlackPanther sold more advance tickets on @Fandango in its first 24 hours than any other MCU movie, besting previous record holder Captain America: Civil War. Long live the King! pic.twitter.com/JL1c28AgWm— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) January 10, 2018Davis elaborated in a press release (per Variety), “Black Panther is riding an incredible wave of momentum right now. “It’s one of the biggest and most anticipated movies to ever open in the month of February, and its trailers have electrified the internet. Tickets have been going fast ever since pre-sales started on Fandango late Monday.” It makes sense. How do you not rush to get tickets for this.With so many people buying their tickets early, it’s no surprise that many have had trouble finding a non sold out screening on opening day. What is surprising is that it’s even affected one of the stars of the movie. Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Nakia in the movie, says she couldn’t get a ticket after they sold out so fast. She posted a video to Twitter describing an ordeal that ‘s familiar to everyone trying to buy tickets to a popular movie when they go on sale: Fighting through site errors and server crashes only to find that they’re all sold out. We all knew 2018 would be a big year for Marvel, and it’s already starting incredibly strong. And we’re not even talking about Avengers: Infinity War yet. Black Panther released a new TV spot Monday night, featuring a ton of new footage and a song from Kendrick Lamar and Vince Staples. It was a fantastic trailer that somehow made the movie look even better than everything we’d seen before it. It was also the official announcement that tickets were on sale, and I guess it worked. The movie has already hit a major ticket sales record.Fandango announced that Black Panther pre-sold more tickets than any Marvel Studios film in history. The previous record holder was Captain America: Civil War, and Black Panther surpassed its presale total in less than 24 hours. The news came from a tweet by Fandango Managing Editor, Erik Davis.last_img read more


As peace expands in Somalia govt wants weapons

first_img“AMISOM troops can’t stay there forever. We want our Somali forces to be trained,” Nur said. “It will be diffcult and it will take some time but it has to be started.”The U.S. is determined to help create a new Somali army subservient to civilian and constitutional control that will “take on increasingly new responsibilities that are much broader than anything AMISOM has been equipped and manned to do,” said the top U.S. diplomat on Africa, Johnnie Carson, earlier this month.African Union troops will leave as soon as the government has the capacity to take over security, said James Gadin, a political officer with AMISOM, speaking at a forum on AMISOM held in Nairobi on Wednesday. Military and police trainings are ongoing to improve Somalia’s military, he said.“With the arms embargo in place we cannot give to the Somali National Army what is required,” Gandi said.Somalia has no shortage of weapons, and Somali troops typically carry guns. But the U.N. ban prevents the importation of new weapons. Officials in the diplomatic community caution, though, that the government needs to have the capacity to track and control any new imports of weapons. Men’s health affects baby’s health too 3 international destinations to visit in 2019 Separately, Kenya’s deputy foreign minister, Richard Onyonka, told the AMISOM forum on Wednesday that more than 2,700 Ugandan troops have died in Somalia since 2007.The number of African Union troops killed in Somalia has always been shrouded in mystery. AMISOM does not release death tolls and neither do the countries that contribute troops, citing political sensitivities back in home capitals. Onyonka, though, was upfront with what he said was a major sacrifice by Ugandan forces.“We should never forget that Uganda lost more than 2,700 troops during this process,” Onyonka said. “This exercise has its cost, which has been heavy. It’s important that we should not forget that. This is a critical aspect.”A Ugandan military spokesman did not immediately answer calls seeking comment. Ugandan officials have in the past declined to release death tolls, saying that the high cost has been worth it for the increased regional security the ouster of al-Shabab seems likely to bring.Two officials told The Associated Press last month that about 500 Ugandan and Burundian troops have died in Somalia since 2007.Onyonka said that roughly three dozen Kenyan forces have died in Somalia over the last year. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   Top Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) – Should Somalia’s fledgling government be allowed to import weapons to arm its nascent military? With areas under government control increasing and the threat from al-Shabab militants decreasing, that’s the question being put to the U.N. Security Council.The African Union this week appealed to the council to allow arms and other military equipment into the country to equip Somalia’s military. It is a request being made as the international community begins to look at how long it will be before Somali troops can provide security on their own, allowing the departure of African Union troops, who have been in Somalia since 2007. Somalia’s ambassador to Kenya, Mohamed Ali Nur, said Wednesday that it is time to increase the capabilities of the country’s military, after a year of military and political progress. The Islamist extremist rebels were pushed out of Mogadishu in August 2011, and over the last three months a new government has been installed.“Now we are a government and a sovereign country and we will request through the U.N. to lift the arms embargo so we can arm our forces,” Nur said.President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has asked the U.N. to adjust its arms embargo so that the government can bring in rifles, light machine guns, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades with which to fight the militants. The embargo, the argument goes, was designed to keep arms away from al-Shabab, not the government. With some additional help _ like the building of new weapons armories _ the government believes it can make sure weapons don’t fall into the hands of the insurgents.The African Union force, known as AMISOM, is primarily made up of troops from Uganda, Burundi and Kenya. The force has pushed al-Shabab out of Mogadishu and more recently the southern port city of Kismayo. Many are looking for when the African troops can leave. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more


Somali parliament endorses downsized Cabinet

first_imgThe naming of the smaller Cabinet is the latest change undergone by the government this year. A new interim constitution has been passed, a new parliament was seated and a new president was voted in. The U.N. representative for Somalia, Augustine Mahiga, hailed the naming of two women ministers: the minister of foreign affairs, who also serves as deputy prime minister, and the minister of development and social services.“This is another important milestone in the history of Somalia,” Mahiga said. “The appointment of clean slate of just 10 ministers conclusively demonstrates the will of the Somali leadership to move away from the mindset of the past and bring about positive change.”Mahiga added: “The new council of ministers represents a broad spectrum of political shades and membership while taking clan balance, equality and representation into account. It also reflects the cultural and social realities of today’s Somalia.”European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the limited size of the Cabinet will help the government implement key priorities. Past Somali governments have been bloated with huge numbers of ministries designed to appease certain clans. Comments   Share   The new Cabinet must continue the rebuilding of the country after years of warfare with al-Shabab militants, who continue to unleash suicide attacks in Mogadishu.“What we want is security for ourselves and property from al-Shabab and the unruly soldiers. Then we can talk about developments,” Ali Abdullahi, a Mogadishu resident said.Somalia fell into anarchy in 1991 and hasn’t had a fully functioning government since. But life has improved remarkably in Mogadishu over the last year, fueling hopes that the new government will expand and become a reliable provider of security and services.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Associated PressMOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) – In a sign Somalia’s government may be willing to move away from its corrupt past, the parliament on Tuesday approved a smaller, 10-member Cabinet in a vote that serves as an important victory for the country’s new prime minister.Parliamentary speaker Mohmed Sheik Osman Jawari said 219 parliamentarians endorsed the Cabinet in a vote Tuesday. Three voted against and three abstained. The Cabinet, formed by Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, is expected to be sworn in next week. Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daylast_img read more


Strategic Airlines eyes China

first_imgStrategic Airlines has China in its sights Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H Strategic Airlines has lodged an application for 1,911 weekly seats on the Australia-China route as the carrier looks to commence services between the two countries from September this year. The Brisbane-based airline has requested the allotment for an initial five year period and intends to fully use its allocation by 31 August 2012, according to documents released by the International Air Services Commission. The commission has now invited other carriers to apply for the capacity, with 3 June 2011 the confirmed closing date for submissions. The news comes just days after the announcement by the airline confirming a global distribution agreement with Amadeus agencies worldwide. last_img read more


In the south of Spain the brutal heat sent temper

first_imgIn the south of Spain, the brutal heat sent temperatures soaring to around 40°C (104°F) each day through Sunday in Madrid.The hottest locations across the country could have temperatures of 42-44°C (108-112°F) these days.The dangerous heat once again expanded its grip across central Europe on Saturday and Sunday.The weekend was forecasted to start with temperatures approaching or reaching 32°C (90°F) in Brussels, Belgium; and Cologne, Germany.It also spread much farther to the north than earlier last week with widespread highs of 27-30°C (80-86°F) across England on Saturday.An increase in humidity will accompany the surging heat, pushing AccuWeather RealFeel Temperatures to near 32°C (90°F) in London.Similar actual highs were registered across southern parts of Norway and Sweden, away from the coast, on Saturday. In Oslo, temperatures can reach 26°C (79°F) on a day when a high closer to 19°C (67°F) is more common.June will end on Sunday with temperatures exceeding 32°C (90°F) for many communities in Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Switzerland.Relief from Europe’s heatwave on the horizonAs quick as the heat surges back to the north, a storm is expected to sweep welcome cooler air into northern Europe.The more comfortable weather first spread across the U.K., Netherlands, Brussels and northern France on Sunday. It is predicted to sweep the heat out of the rest of northern Europe on Monday and Tuesday.Temperatures are set to return to or under 26°C (79°F) in Paris today.The cooler weather will reach Berlin, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Zürich, Switzerland, on Tuesday.Madrid will remain hot these days, but the heat will not be as extreme as in the final days of June. EU-Mercosur trade deal increases risk of banana ov … July 01 , 2019 You might also be interested in European apple production to fall by 20% … center_img State of the Market – Week 24, 2019 … As a powerful heatwave swept across Europe last week, France suffered all-time record high temperatures on Friday, with Gallargues-le-Montueux reaching 45.8°C (114.4°F) in the afternoon, says AccuWeather.As temperatures hit dangerous peaks, France’s national weather service issued the first ever “red” hazardous weather warning for southeastern portions of the country on Friday.A “red” warning is the highest level out of a four-level alert system. It was first put into effect after a deadly heatwave in 2003 claimed 15,000 lives, according to the Associated Press.Meanwhile, in Italy, temperatures soared past 33°C (above 90°F) each day last week.Similar scorching temperatures in Spain even led to a major wildfire near Tarragona in the country’s northeast.About 10,000 acres of forest and vegetation were threatened by the blaze, notes AccuWeather.Regional government officials described it as one of the worst in 20 years; more than 50 people evacuated for their safety.CNN reports that the fire may have been started by an “improperly managed” pile of manure that self-combusted, similar to the threat that wet hay bales pose.Other European nations had no reprieve from the overpowering heat either.Last week, all-time June record highs were set in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic.In Germany, for example, Coschen station (Berlin-Brandenburg) reached 38.6°C (101.5°F). This is less than 2°C lower than its all-time record maximum, set in Kitzingen in August 2015.Temperatures soared to 38.2°C (100.8°F) at Radzyń, Poland, on Wednesday, while Doksany in the Czech Republic, recorded a high of 38.9°C (102°F).Additionally, more than half of the stations in Switzerland recorded new all-time June temperatures on Wednesday.In Spain, site-specific June record highs were also broken in Molina de Aragón and Daroca on Wednesday.Heat to hold firm across France, surge back to Germany and PolandCooler air is currently bringing much-needed heat relief to central Europe. But the heat is holding firm across Spain and France and surged back to the north in the final days of June. Peruvian avocados: Greater early-season volumes ma …last_img read more