Committees: Banks – All eyes will be on the Finance Committee at 2pm in Committee Room 4 as it discusses all matters banking with Patrick Honohan, the governor of the Central Bank. Expect mortgage arrears and the Anglo Tapes to top the agenda.Committees: Taxis – Expect plenty of stories, good and bad, about taxis as some members of the Transport Committee debate amendments to the Taxi Regulation Bill from 9.30am with Public Transport Alan Kelly due to address members at 4pm in Committee Room 4.Everything else that’s happening in the DáilAfter Leaders’ Questions, TDs get down to the Order of Business at 10.51am or a little after that.Then there is debate on the Public Services Management Recruitment and Appointments Amendment Bill which is aimed at reducing barriers to redeployment of public sector workers.After that the second stage of the Fines Payment and Recovery Bill is debated. This law aims to reduce the number of people who are imprisoned for the non-payment of fines by getting attachment orders to their earnings instead.After lunch the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter will answer questions on his portfolio at 2.30pm. WHAT’S GOING ON in Leinster House?Every day the Dáil and Seanad are sitting, TheJournal.ie brings you the most comprehensive guide to what our lawmakers are getting up to in the Houses of the Oireachtas.So, here is what we can expect to be happening in the Dáil, Seanad and Committee rooms today…3 things we’ll be keeping an eye on Dáil: Leaders’ Questions – As ever the questioning of Enda Kenny by opposition leaders will be the potentially agenda-setting event of the day at 10.30am. Fianna Fáil senators will bring forward their as yet undecided Private Members Business at 7pm before Matters on Adjournment are discussed.Everything else that’s happening in the CommitteesThe Justice Committee has a busy day. Starting at 9.30am it will scrutinise a number of EU legislative proposals in Committee Room 2 before it hears from UCD law lecturer Dr Gavin Barrett on the implications for Ireland of the UK opt-out on EU Justice and Home Affairs measures. There is also a motion on the fourth programme of law reform put forward by the Law Reform Commission.The Education Committee will hear pre-Budget submissions from St Vincent de Paul and the Union of Students in Ireland in Committee Room 3 at 1pm.The EU Affairs Committee will have an ‘exchange of views’ with Turkish parliamentarians at 2pm in Committee Room 1 before they elect their new vice-chairman.The Foreign Affairs Committee will hold what looks like an interesting discussion about the Bahá’í Faith in Iran at 3.30pm in Committee Room 1.Here’s how to watch what’s going on Leinster House todayDáil ÉireannSeanad ÉireannCommittee Room 1Committee Room 2Committee Room 3Committee Room 4To access streams on iOS, click here Topical Issues get under way at 3.45pm before Sinn Féin’s motion on education gets further discussion at 7.30pm and is voted on before the Dáil adjourns at 9pm.Everything else that’s happening in the SeanadAt 10.30am the Order of Business begins where Senators have their say on anything and everything.Then the general secretary of ICTU, David Begg, will address the chamber’s Committee on Procedures and Provileges on ‘The 1913 Lockout and its relevance to modern Ireland’At 2pm the second stage of the Protected Disclosures Bill is debated with Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin in attendance on legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers. Social Protection Minister Joan Burton will listen to statements on the Pathways to Work scheme at 5pm. Explainer: How does a Bill become a law?
It’s been a busy few days for the Firefox development team at Mozilla. On October 9th, Firefox 16 made the jump from beta to stable and started rolling out to users via the browser’s automatic update mechanism. Just a day later, a serious security flaw was identified — serious enough that Mozilla pulled the Firefox 16 downloads from its website and put the brakes on updates as well. Late yesterday, however, the Foundation announced that Firefox 16.0.1 was ready for delivery and it was back to business as usual.Now that the exploit has been neutralized, you’re safe to move back to the stable Firefox build from your backup browser. Firefox for Android has been patched as well, so you can return to being a Mozillan on your mobile devices, too, without fear that an attacker is going abscond with your private cache of URLs and their associated parameters.It’s certainly nice to see Mozilla respond so quickly. The speed with which Firefox 16.0.1 was pushed out is positively mind-blowing when you compare it to Microsoft’s most recent browser security patch.A new vulnerability was identified in Adobe Flash last month, which in itself isn’t surprising. What was surprising was that it took Microsoft and Adobe more than two weeks to get together and patch the hole in Internet Explorer 10’s Windows 8 mode. It was their first kick at the can, however, so hopefully lessons were learned and future updates to IE10’s built-in Flash player will be much more timely.Microsoft has tough acts to follow from both Google and Mozilla when it comes to keeping its browser users safe, and it can’t afford to drop the ball if it wants IE10 to be a hit.via Mozilla
They announced the wrong winner for Best Picture at the Oscars! WARREN BEATTY, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? Now I feel bad for the La La Land team. What a classy way to handle that disaster.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) February 27, 2017 La La Land blew a 3-1 lead… #Oscars pic.twitter.com/IUvCDY1QHg— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 27, 2017 I wasn’t trying to be funny. http://dailyedge.ie/3260845 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Not only was it a dramatic reveal, but it was also a gigantic upset. La La Land had been widely considered the frontrunner having won many of the precursor awards.While Moonlight was considered to be its closest rival, few actually gave it a shot at winning. Many lamented that the win would be forever overshadowed by a gigantic mistake. Source: NBA on TNT/Twitter Short URL SO, IT HAPPENED.They announced the wrong winner for Best Picture.Let’s go back to the beginning.Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were tasked with presenting Best Picture.Well, they are legends. Whoops! We couldn’t find this Tweet By Amy O’Connor Source: Associated Press/YouTubeSoon the entire cast and crew were on stage, giving speeches and rejoicing in their victory.But then Jordan Horowitz, the producer of La La Land, realised that Warren Beatty had made a horrible mistake. La La Land didn’t win Best Picture – Moonlight did.Moonlight – you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke. I’m afraid they read the wrong thing.(If you can’t see the video, please click here.)As you can imagine, everyone was deeply confused. Was this some sort of elaborate prank? How did Warren Beatty misread Moonlight as La La Land?Warren Beatty attempted to explain the error.I opened the envelope and it said, “Emma Stone – La La Land”. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye. Feb 27th 2017, 5:43 AM The rightful winners eventually made their way onto the stage, their big moment forever sullied by Warren Beatty. Source: ABC Source: GiphyEveryone at home was like, “?!?!??!?!??” Update: Explainer: The double envelope mix up that led to that Best Picture mess And surprising no one… but maybe Warren Beatty, La La Land wins best picture. #Oscars— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) February 27, 2017 Source: Mickey White/Twitter 21,048 Views So glad M. Night Shyamalan directed the #Oscars— Ned Fulmer (@nedfulmer) February 27, 2017 Monday 27 Feb 2017, 5:43 AM And, of course, with the producers of La La Land. After watching clips from the nominated films, Warren Beatty opened the envelope and spent a moment studying it.After a bit of faffing around, Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land had won Best Picture. 19 Comments Share3 Tweet Email Still, though. What a finale. We’ll be talking about this one for years.DailyEdge is on Snapchat! Tap the button below to add! Source: Ned Fulmer/Twitter Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway are presenting the award for best picture. #Oscars— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 27, 2017 Source: Scott Weinberg/Twitter Source: Jessica Chastain/Twitter Add us: dailyedge I’m also very sad for the MOONLIGHT crew. I wish that they had the full experience of winning best pic without the awkwardness of it all.— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 27, 2017 Source: USA TODAY/Twitter
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NPR Planet Money’s very own hoverboard. Kristen Clark/NPRAlaska Airlines joins a growing list of air carriers refusing to transport one of this year’s most sought-after Christmas gifts: the hoverboard.It’s like a hybrid between a skateboard and a segway. And contrary to what you saw in “Back to the Future II,” today’s hip hoverboards don’t yet actually hover — they roll.Delta, American Airlines, JetBlue and United are also refusing to fly with hoverborads — not as carry-ons, nor as checked baggage.The hub-bub stems over the device’s lithium ion batteries, which have spontaneously caught fire a handful of times since the product went public — like in this video at a shopping mall.In the words of Chris Hjort, Alaska Air’s director of airport policy and procedures: “Here at Alaska, we love technology and we’re always looking for ways to innovate. However, there’s one thing we prioritize above all: safety. We never want to endanger you, your family and friends, or our employees. So we hope you understand when we ask you not to bring your battery-operated self-balancing device on your next flight.”Lithium ion batteries are a common rechargeable power source for consumer electronics — like laptops and cameras, cellphones… even your super-cool electronic toothbrush. They’re also common in more industrial applications — like the Boeing 737s that caught fire in Japan last year. Or the Tesla cars that were likewise unfavorably flammable.The hoverboard safety issue is vaguely similar to a number of laptop recalls about 10 years ago. Improvements in manufacturing seemed to work out most the kinks in those cases.In October the FAA recommended a ban on all cargo shipments of lithium batteries on passenger airlines after testing showed the batteries were more volatile than previously thought.But before you start sweating the lithium ion batteries in your life, don’t forget that old-fashioned lead-acid batteries (like what’s in your car) also explode from time to time.For the FAA’s specifics on battery-transporting protocol, see page 11 of their Hazardous Materials Guide.FAA rules on flying with batteries of all types. In general, spare lithium ion batteries for electronics must go in carry-on luggage.
Hyderabad: The Telangana unit of BJP on Friday claimed that the state is reeling under Rs 2.2 lakh crore debt, adding that the schemes announced by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is yet to be implemented as the TRS government lacks sufficient budget. Speaking to ANI, Telangana BJP president Dr K. Laxman said, “Telangana is in debt now with a huge amount of Rs 2.2 lakh crores. Schemes like Shadi Mubarak, Kalyana Lakshmi, Farm Loan waiver, Raitu Bandhu and governance programs which are announced by K Chandrasekhar Rao are yet to be implemented as the government lacks sufficient budget, the employees are vexed with this government.”He further claimed that after listening to the 73rd Independence Day speech of KCR, people have lost all their hopes in the ruling TRS government in the state.
New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 58.81 points down to stand at 20,792.52. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.70 points down to stand at 6,191.45. Financial Technologies and TV18 Broadcast were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.93% and 8.33% along with Future Retail and CESC with an increase of 6.33% and 4.71% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Bank of India and Hindustan Zinc with a decrease of 3.85% and 3.26% along with JPPOWER and Max India with a decrease of 3.17% and 3.10% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 39.17 points at 12,067.77 while the banking sector is down 144.85 points at 12,630.25 and the realty sector is down 11.96 points at 1,429.88. The Indian currency is down 0.27% at Rs 62.33 per dollar.
For representational purposesReuters/Leonhard FoegeGold prices traded steady on Tuesday, but hovered close to an 18-month low, as the US dollar pared gains after posting a 13-month high in the previous session.FUNDAMENTALSSpot gold XAU= was up 0.1 percent at $1,194.13 an ounce, as of 0106 GMT. In the previous session, the bullion hit $1191.35, its lowest since January 30, 2017.US gold futures GCcv1 were up 0.1 percent at $1,200.5 an ounce.The dollar index .DXY, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was down about 0.1 percent at 96.339 early Tuesday after climbing to a 13-month high on Monday.Asia share markets tried to regain their footing on Tuesday as tremors from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed a little and Wall Street proved resilient to the shockwaves.Turkey’s lira pulled back from a record low of 7.24 to the dollar on Monday after the central bank pledged to provide liquidity, but it remained under selling pressure and its meltdown caused further unease on global markets.U.S. economic growth will probably accelerate this year before slowing in 2019 to well below the Trump administration’s three percent target as a fiscal stimulus fades, congressional researchers projected on Monday.SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), the world’s largest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, said its holdings dropped 0.19 percent to 784.60 tonnes on Monday from 786.08 tonnes on Friday.India’s gold imports rose for a first time in seven months in July after a fall in prices ahead of a jewellery exhibition prompted jewellers to replenish stocks, provisional data from metals consultancy GFMS showed.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s battle against childhood obesity is being boosted by a program that will also storm part of the West Baltimore food desert and provide city residents—and their children—with healthier food choices.The mayor Feb. 26 launched Baltimarket Health Stores, a Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) initiative funded by a three-year, $750,000 grant, through which the city will collaborate with 18 corner stores scattered in four west side zip codes. With assistance from students spreading the word after-school about healthy eating and helping to transform the stores, the goal is to make healthy eating more widespread.“We are very grateful to the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission for awarding these grant funds to the Health Department,” Dr. Oxiris Barbot, Baltimore City Health Commissioner said in a statement. “Corner stores stocked with healthier options can become a community health asset rather than a community health risk.”The city labels an area a food desert if there is low-vehicle ownership, high poverty and little access to healthy foods. “One in five Baltimore residents and one in four school-aged children live in a food desert, according to Baltimore’s 2012 food desert map,” a city health department statement said in a release about Baltimarket program.With the exception of Apples and Oranges Fresh Market—which opened in March 2013—the city hasn’t seen the opening of a food market tailored to a healthy lifestyle in years, according to local residents and city officials.“The Baltimarket Healthy Stores project will lay the groundwork for a policy change to promote and sustain healthy food options and strengthen food equity in our communities,” Rawlings-Blake told reporters.The money is to be used to subsidize the stocking of healthy foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, on the shelves of the stores that are common to the corners of nearly every block in a two-mile radius in West Baltimore where residents commonly shop for food staples instead of patronizing larger food chain stores.Corner store merchants resist fresh foods out of a concern that there is not enough consumer demand for produce that could end up rotting on the shelf, city officials said.Under the Baltimarket Healthy Stores program, some of the money will initially be used to offset the cost of adding items, such as fruit and vegetables and healthy snacks.Officials voice hope that paying for an after-school program in which 75 students will target 12,100 residents with information about the benefits of healthier eating while helping merchants arrange stores and store shelves to attract consumers to healthy food, will help stimulate demand for good food.“Access to healthy food options is a key determinant of health,” Barbot said.“Risks for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes are strongly tied to diet, and research has found consistent evidence that diet is greatly affected by one’s food environment. The unavailability of healthy foods has contributed to poor health outcomes in communities and is fueling Baltimore’s current obesity epidemic.”The Baltimarket Healthy Stores initiative will target the 21216, 21217, 21223 and the 21229 zip codes—in what officials are calling the West Baltimore Health Enterprise Zone (HEZ)
Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It is not unheard of for a quarterback with his path to make his mark in the NFL — see Tony Romo or Kurt Warner for examples of QBs who were not drafted but became stars — but they are more the exception than the rule.Palmer, however, said he has seen Coker get “a lot better” over his time with the team.“He hasn’t had a ton of reps, but I said something the other day, every time he gets in he comes in and throws a touchdown pass, it seems like,” he said. “He gets a sprinkle a little bit in blitz, a little bit in 7-on-7. There’s days where — we were in San Diego, he didn’t get one practice rep — so he’s in a tough spot, you’ve got to be ready.“But when he’s come in, he’s come in and thrown big balls and done a great job.”Pretty much, that’s all Coker can do. The 23-year-old is in a tough spot, but at the same time, he is also in an NFL camp working under a head coach who is known for developing quarterbacks and in a room with some players who have experienced success at his position.He said being on the team with Palmer, Standon and Barkley has been “awesome,” adding they are great guys who have been supportive and helped him out. Their presence, however, has led to fewer reps, and given that his job depends on impressing the coaches, it’s safe to say there might be a bit of extra pressure with every snap he takes, every throw he makes. Early in camp, Coker was seen sporting a towel under his left shoulder with the idea that ensuring it stays there would help with his mechanics. A 6-foot-5, 232-pound passer who won a national championship at Alabama last season after throwing for 3,110 yards and 21 touchdowns, there were still aspects of his game that needed a significant amount of work.“It’s a whole bunch of stuff,” Coker said. “It’s non-stop, but that’s part of it.”The question is how much longer will Coker be a part of the Cardinals.The first round of cuts will come on Aug. 30, and at that point the team must get its roster down to 75. The final cuts will come on Sept. 3.Coker has been with the Cardinals since taking part in their rookie mini-camp, and over that time has had the typical ups and downs of a rookie quarterback. There have been some days and throws where he has looked good. There have also been days and throws where he has not.And Friday, it was learned he would not be traveling with the team to Houston for the third preseason game due to a sore knee, for which he will undergo an MRI.That can’t help his cause.In Coker’s lone bit of preseason action in the first game against Oakland, he completed 2-of-5 passes for 16 yards while being sacked once. Basically, improve in areas where all rookie quarterbacks need work.“At first, it’s just terminology and figuring out all these crazy coverages you’re seeing that you’ve never seen before,” Palmer said of what the biggest challenge a first-year passer faces. “Terminology and your own protections, formations; the adjustments that happen pre-snap.“Not so much the speed of the game, just depending on what college you’re coming from, but more just the complexity of your own offense and the defense you’re seeing.”Palmer has been in the league since 2003, when he was chosen first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals. Coker has been in the NFL for roughly four months.There is much to learn.“Everybody kind of runs the same concepts, and once you learn how to work that concept against certain coverages, that’s huge,” Coker said. “But all the adjustments we make out there, it’s a lot.”As an undrafted rookie Coker has had all the shoulder-pad and helmet carrying responsibilities that come with his place in the pecking order, but also has performed without the safety net that comes with a high-value contract or a GM and coach being attached to his future. QB Jake Coker drops back to pass during training camp Aug. 21. (Photo by Adam Green/Arizona Sports) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It’s not easy, fighting for a roster spot while at the same time knowing nothing is guaranteed, but that’s his life.“It’s the situation you’re in,” Coker said. “All you can do is go out there and play, and if they like what they see that’s great. If it doesn’t work out, that’s just — you do what you can do.” – / 10 Top Stories GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jake Coker understood the odds when he signed up for the job.An undrafted rookie out of Alabama, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals in hopes of proving worthy of a roster spot, albeit with the knowledge that he was the fourth QB on the roster and thus faced an uphill battle from the get-go.“Hey, it is what it is, and that’s just part of it,” he said Thursday. “I didn’t get drafted, so just going to practice and see what happens.” “He’s progressed nicely since mini-camp,” Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. “Whether it’s good enough, we’ll see.”At this point, Coker is battling with Matt Barkley to be the team’s third quarterback behind starter Carson Palmer and backup Drew Stanton, though Arians has made no secret of his willingness to keep just two passers on the active roster if he feels like that will make for a better team.Of course, the downside to that idea was evident in 2014, when both Palmer and Stanton got hurt and the Cardinals were struggling to find someone — anyone — who could run the offense.But that’s the type of disaster no one wants to think about, and there is some school of thought that says if the team gets to a point where it needs its third quarterback, odds are the season is lost, anyway.Both Barkley and Coker would be eligible for the Cardinals’ practice squad, however, so even if neither makes the 53-man roster their tenures in Arizona may not actually be over.Asked what Coker needs to do in order to stick, Arians said he must get quicker fundamentally, make better decisions and get a better grasp of the offense. 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This photo provided by Simon & Schuster shows the cover of “Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen,” by Brian Raftery. Culture writer Brian Raftery wants to argue that 1999 was the best movie year ever. Similar claims have been made about 1939 (“Gone With the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Stagecoach,” “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” among others). The staff of The Washington Post recently cited seven different years, including 1939 and 1999. Raftery himself points to 1939 and three years the Post excluded: 1967, 1977 and 1985. (Simon & Schuster via AP) “Best. Movie. Year. Ever.: How 1999 Blew Up the Big Screen,” by Brian Raftery (Simon & Schuster)Everybody’s entitled to their opinion, especially when it comes to the movies. Somewhere out there is a person, maybe even two, whose all-time favourite is “The Boy Who Could Fly.”So, if culture writer Brian Raftery wants to argue that 1999 was the best movie year ever, let him go for it and enjoy the ride. Similar claims have been made about 1939 (“Gone With the Wind,” ”The Wizard of Oz,” ”Stagecoach,” ”Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” among others). The staff of The Washington Post recently cited seven different years, including 1939 and 1999. Raftery himself points to 1939 and three years the Post excluded: 1967, 1977 and 1985.Let’s forget the clickbait title for a moment. Raftery’s book works best — and works rather well — as a report on moviemaking as it existed two decades ago. New elbows were being thrown in the age-old struggle of art and commerce, thanks to technology, politics and social divisions. The year 1999 carried itself with an economic swagger, but it strutted in the shadow of the Clinton impeachment and the Columbine massacre — and the looming Y2K threat. These events had an impact because movies aren’t made or viewed in a vacuum.Raftery’s interviews with scores of actors, directors, writers and others power interesting and intriguing backstories about several movies that are pretty darn good and others that are pretty darn forgettable. Funny thing, even if a movie isn’t much to look at, how it got to theatres can be engrossing when Raftery teases out a telling anecdote.What makes a movie year the best ever or even good? For Raftery, those years are “ones in which film took an almost teleportative leap forward, reinventing and reviving itself in front of our very eyes.”Several movies in 1999 managed to reach that high bar. The year’s biggest moneymakers, “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” revived a cinematic franchise while “The Sixth Sense” heralded a new talent in writer-director M. Night Shyamalan. “American Beauty” won the top awards for its darkly funny and disturbing tale of suburban malaise. Darkly funny could describe “Office Space,” too, a box-office disappointment turned cult classic.“The Blair Witch Project” scared plenty of ticket buyers but may be most notable for its pioneering online marketing. “Fight Club” was an edgy satire about manliness that too few people appreciated at the time, “American Pie” and “Cruel Intentions” helped reboot the teen movie, “The Matrix” had a mind-blowing plot as well as eye-popping special effects, and “Three Kings” and “The Limey” reinvigorated the caper genre. Importantly, “The Best Man” and “The Wood” showed studios that black-themed films could make money, too.But then there’s that title. Does Raftery make a convincing argument for 1999 rising above all others? Not when he writes that “pretty much every movie year is a good one, even if you have to do some searching to find the masterworks or minimovements.” Well, if almost every year is a good year … readers will be forgiven if they utter the same b-word exclamation shouted by some at the end of “The Blair Witch Project.”Raftery concludes that in 1999 “multiple generations of filmmakers came along and started a counterinsurgency that would reshape the culture for years to come.” Didn’t some of the other “best” years do that, too? And noting that many of those films are referenced today, arguably, says more about the currently dominant generation and its touchstones than the quality of the films they harken back to.Let’s check back in 50 more years to see if the red pill and blue pill of “The Matrix” and “I see dead people” of “The Sixth Sense” have kept up with “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore” and “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”___Douglass K. Daniel is the author of “Anne Bancroft: A Life” (University Press of Kentucky).Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press Review: Book offers spirited claim 1999 was film’s best ever by Douglass K. Daniel, The Associated Press Posted Apr 16, 2019 8:48 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
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