According to the Israeli publication Calcalist, Jeff Bezos and his cohorts at Amazon may be planning a bold move to help bolster the company’s future tablet ambitions. Amazon, it’s said, is currently in negotiations to acquire Texas Instruments’ mobile SoC unit.News of the talks comes just shortly after TI announced that it was going to be shifting focus from mobile processors to embedded systems — specifically in-vehicle systems. It’s a segment where Texas Instruments sees a stable, profitable future. The system-on-a-chip business itself, however, it clearly feels is a bit of a risky proposition moving forward.Enter Amazon. The retail giant has leaned on the TI OMAP chip in all of its tablet offerings. The same OMAP 4430 processor that powered the BlackBerry PlayBook was selected for the originally Kindle Fire Best Price at Amazon , and now the 4460 and 4470 are driving the next generation of Fire tablets.Picking up TI’s smartphone and tablet chip division would give Amazon greater control over its own design and manufacturing processes, and could also help reduce expenses. Bezos recently reiterated that the company sells Kindle devices at cost and depends on future Amazon purchases from its tablet users to turn a profit.Some in the industry are speculating that the acquisition could put other manufacturers who currently use TI chips in a tight spot. But if TI thinks it’s time to move on anyway, those OEMs would likely have had to start looking elsewhere — and they already have. Motorola has branched out beyond OMAP, and others could certainly find willing providers in Samsung, Qualcomm, Intel, and Nvidia, too.More at TNW
Hydrogen explosion prompts evacuations in El Cajon August 29, 2018 Ashlie Rodriguez, KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents FacebookTwitter Updated: 7:21 PM Ashlie Rodriguez, KUSI Newsroom Posted: August 29, 2018 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 SettingsEL CAJON (KUSI) – A hydrogen truck fire and an explosion Wednesday prompted the evacuations of several businesses and schools in El Cajon, officials said.Dispatchers received reports around 8:10 a.m. of an explosion linked to a hydrogen truck fire in the 1100 block of West Bradley Avenue, just south of Gillespie Field, Heartland Fire and Rescue public information officer Mark Casey said.San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials were evacuating people from businesses and residences in a two-block area stretching from Cuyamaca Street to North Marshall Avenue, Casey said.No injuries were reported.Around 150 students co-located in school programs at Idea Center High School, Chaparral High School and Merit Academy were being evacuated to the gymnasium at Grossmont High School for parent reunification, Grossmont Union High School District spokeswoman Catherine Martin said.A hazmat team was dispatched to the scene.Residents were advised to avoid the area for the next several hours, Casey said.The Sycuan Green Line is rerouting at Arnele Station and the Orange Line is rerouting at El Cajon Transit Center, according to San Diego Metropolitan Systems.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County’s universities and colleges will kick off graduation season Friday as thousands of new graduates receive their degrees.San Diego State University will begin a full weekend of ceremonies with graduations for its colleges of Arts and Letters and Health and Human Services. Throughout its weekend of ceremonies, SDSU will award honorary degrees to the university’s President Emeritus Sally Roush, homeless advocate Father Joe Carroll and Christopher Sickels, a leader of the Campaign for SDSU fundraising effort, which raised more than $800 million.All of SDSU’s graduation ceremonies will be held at Viejas Arena. Friday’s ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m.Cal State San Marcos will hold two ceremonies for its College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. In total, the university expects to confer degrees on nearly 3,800 students, 55 percent of whom are the first in their families with a four-year degree. The university’s ceremonies will be held at CSUSM’s Mangrum Track and Field.The San Diego Community College District will begin graduation ceremonies at its four campuses with Miramar College’s ceremony. The college expects to confer more than 1,200 associate degrees on its graduates this year. San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate will also present the college with a proclamation to commemorate its 50th anniversary.“Students in the San Diego Community College District come from all walks of life and span a broad range of ages, but all of them are single-minded in their determination to completing their education, often while working and supporting a family,” said district Chancellor Constance Carroll. “On behalf of everyone in one of California’s largest community districts, I want to congratulate the Class of 2019 on their achievements.”The district will spread its ceremonies over this weekend and next weekend. In total, the district plans to award nearly 12,000 degrees and certificates this year. KUSI Newsroom Spring university graduation ceremonies to kick off around county Friday KUSI Newsroom, May 17, 2019 Posted: May 17, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
More than two-thirds (67%) of generation Z respondents consider salary to be the most important thing about a job, according to research by leadership development organisation the Forum Corporation.The Forum generation report, which surveyed 250 generation Z employees (those born between 1994 and 2000) and 750 employers, also found that 40% of employee respondents view good work-life balance and flexible working as the most important aspects of a job.The research also found:18% of employee respondents say that having a good holiday allowance, a day off for their birthday, or duvet days, is the most important thing about a job.23% of employer respondents identify flexible working and a good work-life balance as a way of attracting and retaining generation Z employees.21% of employer respondents believe a good office environment and modern facilities are important to generation Z, compared to 4% of employee respondents.78% of employer respondents feel ill-prepared to deal with generation Z employees coming into the workplace, and 55% are worried about their arrival.Almost a third (32%) of employee respondents would be irritated if their employer showed little appreciation and praise for their work, and 32% would be irritated if their employer expected them to put their work ahead of their personal life.Cynthia Stuckey (pictured), managing director at the Forum Corporation, said: “Organisations must be flexible to change and equip leaders with the knowledge they need to successfully manage multi-generational workforces in a way that attracts, develops and retains a robust pipeline of talent.“Ensure leaders have a deep understanding of this generation including how they work, and what motivates and engages them compared to the rest of the team. Only then can businesses prepare effectively; working out changes to policies, work structures, management styles, and what new skills are needed to acquire and retain generation Zs.”
Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that while his meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping was far better than expected, he was “in no hurry” to cut a trade deal. Trump also said he would not increase existing tariffs to China…..again with China as our relationship with them continues to be a very good one. The quality of the transaction is far more important to me than speed. I am in no hurry, but things look very good! There will be no reduction in the Tariffs currently being charged to China.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2019″I am in no hurry, but things look very good,” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter, referring to ongoing talks between Washington and Beijing. “The quality of the transaction is far more important to me than speed.”
Hyderabad: The Hyderabad SHE Teams and cybercrime police on Tuesday conducted an “Online Safety Workshop” for students from various colleges to make them aware of the crimes committed online and how to be safe and secure online. The program was held in collaboration with IAMAI and Siddham Foundation. Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar, who was the chief guest, spoke about the evolution of cybercrime, its prevalence in today’s world and how to stay safe online. Additional Commissioner of Police, Crimes, Shikha Goel, interacted with the students by giving them examples of real crime and precautions to be taken to stay safe online. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Speaking on the occasion, Rakshit Tandon, a cyber security expert and consultant of safe surfing campaign at IAMAI, energised the students with his speech and gave them important inputs of how to be aware of and prevent crimes online. Addl Commissioner (CAR Head Qtrs) Murali Krishna, Addl. Commissioner-Traffic Anil Kumar, Joint Commissioner (CCS-DD) Avinash Mohanty and other officers were part of the event.
Kolkata, Aug 5: The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) is planning to take out 500 processions at more than 1,500 locations in West Bengal as part of its efforts to celebrate Janmashtami, the birth of Lord Krishna, later this month. The three-day celebrations will be held from August 23 to 25 across the state, VHP state unit spokesperson Sourish Mukherjee told IANS. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us Janmashtami, one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals, falls on August 24. “We will organise ‘puja’ at over 1,500 places. This is more than double the figure last year when the religious rituals were held at 700 locations,” said Mukherjee. As against the 200 processions brought out last year, this time the number would go up to 500. The focus will be on the villages this time, according to the spokesperson. Also Read – Subramanian Swamy cross-examined in National Herald case Advertise With Us “Our functionaries will fan out from village to village. The festival has been organised to unite the Hindu ‘samaj’ (society) irrespective of economic, political differences. “This festival is important for the VHP from the viewpoint of expanding and strengthening the organisation and ensuring security of the next generation,” said Mukherjee. Advertise With Us The VHP decided to celebrate the occasion in a more high profile manner than the previous years also because of the “prevailing situation in Bengal”. “There is so much of minority appeasemet, and jihadi attacks. We will also highlight the impact of infiltration from across the border,” the spokesperson said. The VHP has drawn up an elaborate programme that includes bringing out processions, organising religious meetings and cultural functions. “At every venue boys and girls will take part in the festivities dressed like Lord Krishna.A There will be competitions on colouring the lord’s picture, devotional songs will be rendered. Well decorated tableaux will also Abe taken out,” Mukherjee added.
Tamannaah Bhatia.PR HandoutActress Tamannaah Bhatia has said that she did not have any bitter experience with Bollywood director Sajid Khan, but Vidya Balan is entitled to her opinion if she had a bad experience with him.In an interview, Tamannaah Bhatia spoke about #MeToo movement and harassment charges against Bollywood filmmaker Sajid Khan. They had worked together in Humshakals and Himmatwala. “For me, it has always been about the script and what’s the kind of film that I am working on. When I worked with Sajid, unfortunately, none of our films did well,” Deccan Chronicle quoted the actress as saying.Sajid Khan was one of the Bollywood celebs whose names surfaced in the Me Too movement in September 2018. In a chat show, Vidya Balan had named Sajid Khan as the director that she would never want to work with again.Talking about her comment, Tamannaah Bhatia said, “He never treated me in any bad way and I was completely comfortable working with him. Everyone has a different experience and everybody is entitled to their own opinion and experience. If Vidya has had a bad experience, it’s normal for her to react like that.”Tamannaah Bhatia said that harassment is not just in films, but also in all other fields. She said, “Film industry is not an alien place where one needs to be protected. It’s a very professional environment like every other industry, be it the corporate world or any other industry. The #MeToo movement is not just about the film industry. We got to keep creating the awareness and fear and that’s all we can do.”The Baahubali actress has a no on-screen kissing clause in her contract. She said, “Nobody forces you and in my case, I was very specific when I started my career. I had that clarity. It is my perspective and I stick to that and nobody can force you in the film industry or the worldwide. When people say I was forced to do it, I don’t understand that because you are a mature individual and you can make a choice.”
IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:05/1:00Loaded: 0%0:05Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:55?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close The Miami Open has been having its fair share of controversy and it was world number 1 Novak Djokovic who created the most recent storm by threatening to quit the tournament if the umpire did not listen to his wishes. The incident happened during the Serbian’s round of 32 encounter at the Hard Rock Stadium on March 25.Djokovic was playing against Argentine Federico Delbonis and had gone ahead in the third round match with an early break of serve but was pegged back in the ninth game when he lost his cool. After losing serve, Djokovic returned to his court-side seat and lashed out at the umpire in frustration. A heated exchange subsequently followed between the Serb and the umpire as Djokovic threatened to quit the match if the lights of the stadium were not switched on.This is how the heated conversation transpired between the player and the official who was perched on his seat.Umpire: “As soon as you told me I called it.”Djokovic: “Why wasn’t it switched on before.”Umpire: “It wasn’t my decision but I called it.”Djokovic: “Ok so what is it going to be?”Umpire: “It is just the time now to switch it on.”Djokovic: “It is not switching on. I am not going to play in this dark.”The umpire immediately instructed the floodlights to be switched on and in about a couple of minutes, the stadium as well as the situation lightened. Djokovic won the first set of the match but lost the second before clinching the deciding set to win the match and progressing to the round of 16. The Serb won the match 7-5, 4-6, 6-1. Djokovic threatened to quit if the lights were not switched on at the Hard Rock Stadium on March 25.Michael Reaves/Getty ImagesDuring the game, match commentator and tennis expert Mark Petchey had sympathy for world No 1 Djokovic and sided with him.”It is too dark down there now,” he said on Amazon Prime. “I am not sure it is a solvable problem as this tournament moves forward. From early in the day this court is in shade and it has the feel of an indoor tournament which is unfortunate. I am surprised they didn’t have the lights on a bit earlier to be honest. It has not got considerably darker to be fair.”This was the second incident of an umpire-player flare in the space of a week at the Miami Open after Nick Kyrgios hurled expletives at the umpire following his round of 32 doubles defeat on March 24. The Australian lost the match 7-6 (4), 6-7 (3), 10-8 along with his partner Taylor Fritz. Nick Kyrgios had a flare with an umpire in Miami.TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images”What the f**k is wrong with you?” Kyrgios yelled at the umpire after the match. “You’re a disgrace. You’re a f*****g disgrace.” Kyrgios then smashed his racquet on the hard court and damaged it. As one of the ball boys picked up the disfigured racquet, the 23-year-old continued his tirade amid a mixture of cheers and boos from the crowd. “You think that’s alright, yes or no? He’s a disgrace. Come down here and play 100 per cent when you deal with this,” Kyrgios said. “It’s rubbish.” Novak Djokovic Wins Mens 2018 Wimbledon Final
A spokeswoman for former Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley says he canceled an overseas trip to return to Baltimore to help the city after the riots.O’Malley left office in January after serving two terms as governor, the maximum allowed under state law. Before that, he was mayor of Baltimore. He is considering seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.“Since last night, he has been reaching out to community leaders, the mayor and members of the clergy to offer his assistance where appropriate and needed,” spokeswoman Lis Smith said.The former governor lives in Baltimore. His wife is a judge in the city.His arrival comes as the city is reeling from riots after the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured while in police custody.___3:40 p.m.Dozens of Baltimore County police and state troopers are guarding a mall that closed over security concerns.Rumors spread on the Internet that high school kids were going to converge Tuesday on the Security Square mall in Woodlawn, several miles west of downtown. Police and news media outnumbered a dozen or so curious onlookers.Police say the riots a day earlier started when high school students were let out of school and converged on a different mall, throwing rocks, bottles and bricks at police.The students were upset over the way they say police treat blacks and the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered critical injuries in police custody.___3 p.m.The mayor of Baltimore says schools had no choice but to close since many teachers called and said they wouldn’t work the day after the riots.Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake also walked back her comments she made about “thugs” trying to tear down the city.“I wanted to say something that was on my heart … We don’t have thugs in Baltimore. Sometimes my little anger interpreter gets the best of me,” she said, pointing to her head. “We have a lot of kids that are acting out, a lot of people in our community that are acting out.”Religious leaders say 14 churches were open Tuesday for children. The churches are providing meals to the kids, since many of them depend on school for their food.The schools closed a day after the riots in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death. He died after injuries in police custody.___2:30 p.m.Police say one person was critically injured in a fire during the riots in Baltimore.Capt. Eric Kowalczyk (koh-wall-check) said at least 20 officers were hurt during the chaos that started as a “high school event” and escalated. He said nearly three dozen juveniles were arrested and more than 200 adults were taken into custody after people set fire to cars and businesses and looted stores. Nearly 150 cars were burned.As Kowalczyk was speaking, a group of demonstrators gathered on the streets, mostly peacefully. One person was taken into custody and police used pepper spray to keep protesters back when he became unruly.The riots occurred Monday, hours after Freddie Gray was buried. He died from injuries he suffered in police custody.___1:30 p.m.The Rev. Jesse Jackson has visited a burned-out drug store in Baltimore as crowds gather in the streets a night after riots.Jackson said the violence, while inexcusable, reflected the alienation of unemployed people in neighborhoods full of empty homes and vacant lots.“It was painful because it destroyed a lot of neighborhood businesses and hurt a lot of people, but the violence is driven by that alienation,” Jackson said.Dozens of people have gathered again in the street, dancing and clapping at time. A line of police officers shoulder-to-shoulder stood watch nearby.The demonstrations have been going on since Gray was arrested in the neighborhood and died after suffering injuries in police custody.___12:55 p.m.President Barack Obama says there have been too many troubling police interactions with black citizens.Obama is calling the deaths of several black men by police “a slow rolling crisis.” He says it’s not new, but there’s new awareness from cameras and social media.The president says there’s “no excuse” for violence in Baltimore. Obama says looters are not protesting but stealing. He says they should be treated as criminals.Obama spoke Tuesday at a White House press conference with the Japanese prime minister as the National Guard was called in to quell violence. Rioting broke out Monday after the funeral for Freddie Gray, a black man who died in police custody under mysterious circumstances.___12:15 p.m.The Maryland governor is promising that Baltimore will not have a repeat of the riots that happened on Monday.Gov. Larry Hogan said at a news conference Tuesday that there had been no incidents in the morning, but he does worry about what will happen at night. Hogan declared a state of emergency about three hours after the riots started Monday afternoon.He has activated the National Guard, which is helping police keep the peace in the city.The riots came after the death of Freddie Gray. He died after he was injured in police custody.___12 p.m.Hundreds of volunteers are cleaning up the wreckage left by rioters in the neighborhood where Freddie Gray was arrested.Part of the area was blocked off by officers to help with debris removal. Area hardware stores donated trash bags and brooms, and city workers brought in trucks to haul away mounds of trash and broken glass.With schools closed, Blanca Tapahuasco, 43, brought her three sons from another part of the city to help sweep outside a looted CVS pharmacy.“We’re helping the neighborhood build back up,” she said. “This is an encouragement to them to know the rest of the city is not just looking on and wondering what to do.”The riots began shortly after Freddie Gray’s funeral. Gray died after being injured in police custody.___11:40 a.m.Police say a mall in suburban Baltimore has closed after rumors spread on social media about plans for trouble there and at other locations.County police spokesman Cpl. John Wachter says Security Square Mall decided to close Tuesday, but it was not at the direction of police. The mall is near the Social Security Administration’s headquarters and just a few miles west of the city.The riots started Monday at a mall near downtown Baltimore, on the same day as Freddie Gray’s funeral. Gray died after suffering injuries while in police custody.___The Baltimore Orioles postponed a second straight game against the Chicago White Sox after a night of rioting near Camden Yards.The team says it made the decision Tuesday after consulting with Major League Baseball, and state and local officials. A makeup date was not announced.Public schools were shut down Tuesday, and Baltimore’s mayor imposed a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew.Monday’s game was postponed after riots that followed the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died April 19 of spinal cord and other injuries sustained while in police custody.___11:15 a.m.A woman who hit and pushed a boy to remove him from the riots in Baltimore is being hailed by the police commissioner and others online.Video of the woman, presumably the boy’s mother, shows her smacking him on the head as other youths throw bricks, rocks and other objects at police near a mall Monday afternoon.“I wish I had more parents that took charge of their kids out there,” Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said of the video.The woman has not been identified.Police asked parents in a series of tweets to get their children inside after groups of youths became violent.The riots started hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. He suffered a critical injury while in police custody.___Standing in front of a burned-out CVS pharmacy, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deplored the violence of the night before.“We worked so hard to get a company like CVS to invest in this neighborhood,” she said, describing the neighborhood as still recovering from the riots of the 1960’s. “This is the only place that so many people have to pick up their prescriptions.”Rawlings-Blake said that the city had prepared for the possibility of disturbances after Freddie Gray’s funeral Monday, but had been overwhelmed. Questioned about whether she should have been in the neighborhood before Tuesday morning, she responded with frustration.“You can’t see everything that I see. You don’t know all the different moving pieces,” she said.Gray died after being injured while in police custody.___10:20 a.m.A spokesman says Monday’s riot is the first time the Maryland National Guard has been called up for a civil disturbance in the state since 1968, when Baltimore erupted in violence after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.Guard spokesman Lt. Charles Kohler says about 500 guardsmen are being deployed in Baltimore on Tuesday, and the force will build to about 2,000 though the day. He says that can build to 5,000, and officials also could call on Guard forces in neighboring states.Riots broke out in the city hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody.Guardsmen are called up about once a year for a state of emergency such as a large snow storm or hurricane. That usually involves about 600 members — though about 2,000 were called up for President Barack Obama’s inauguration.In 1968, the state called up 6,000 Guardsmen, and 2,000 federal troops were called in to help too.___9 a.m.On Tuesday morning, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan surveyed the scene at a West Baltimore intersection that hours earlier had been littered with burning cars, a smashed police vehicle, broken glass and thick plumes of smoke billowing from a looted convenience store.Hogan shook the hands of people who had shown up early to help sweep the streets after rioting erupted in the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody.He said: “We’re not going to leave the city unprotected.”He added that he’s called in hundreds of state troopers and potentially thousands of National Guardsmen to help secure the city after a night of riots.Hogan said: “The city is safer than it was before, and we’re going to continue to build that presence all day.”___8:25 a.m.Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is temporarily moving his office from the state capital, Annapolis, to Baltimore on Tuesday after rioting and fires broke out in the city.Hogan spokeswoman Erin Montgomery says the governor will visit sites around the city Tuesday morning and plans to work out of state offices in downtown Baltimore with Cabinet members and senior staffers.Rioting erupted in the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody.___8 a.m.The Maryland Transit Administration says it’s bypassing several subway stations and closing at least one bus station because of police activity in areas of Baltimore.Rioting erupted around the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody. National Guard troops took up positions in the city, and cleanup was beginning early Tuesday morning.The transit agency announced its changes in service Tuesday morning. Public schools in the city are closed for the day, and several neighboring districts said they would cancel any scheduled field trips to Baltimore.A citywide curfew will be in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.___7:35 a.m.The Baltimore mayor’s office says there were 144 vehicle fires, 15 structures fires and nearly 200 arrests in the unrest that broke out in the city.Spokesman Howard Libit gave the updated numbers Tuesday morning. Rioting erupted around the city Monday, hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody.Early Tuesday morning, aerial footage on local station WJZ-TV showed a firefighter spraying the burnt out shell of a large building as an American flag fluttered nearby on an untouched building.___6:00 a.m.Local television footage showed firefighters on the scene of one many fires that broke out overnight and residents sweeping up debris on city streets as dawn broke Tuesday in Baltimore.Transport vehicles of Maryland National Guard troops arrived a day after a funeral for Freddie Gray, who died of a mysterious spinal injury while he was in police custody. In the hours after the service attended by thousands, rioting and looting broke out in the city and firefighters battled blazes overnight thought to be linked to the riots.National Guard spokesman Col. Charles Kohler says guard members are hooking up with police and providing additional security at critical infrastructure. Kohler declined say how many were arriving Tuesday, but says the guard can build to a force of 5,000.___11:58 p.m.Fredericka Gray, the twin sister of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody, has deplored the violence.“I think the violence is wrong … I don’t like it all,” she said late Monday, adding she thought her brother also would have disapproved.Rioting erupted around the city hours after the funeral for Freddie Gray. He died of a mysterious spinal injury days after being taken into custody.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas has come and gone but the partial government shutdown is just getting started.Wednesday brings the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a budgetary stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congress. And there is no end in sight.The Capitol building is visible as a man who declined to give his name picks up garbage and stacks it near a trash can during a partial government shutdown on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)So far, the public and federal workers have largely been spared inconvenience and hardship because government is closed on weekends and federal employees were excused from work on Christmas Eve and Christmas, a federal holiday. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday.Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall.Asked when the government would reopen fully, Trump said he couldn’t say.“I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be open. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall or fence, whatever they’d like to call it,” Trump said, referring to Democrats who staunchly oppose walling off the border.“I’ll call it whatever they want, but it’s all the same thing,” he told reporters after participating in a holiday video conference with representatives from all five branches of the military stationed in Alaska, Bahrain, Guam and Qatar.Trump argued that drug flows and human trafficking can only be stopped by a wall.“We can’t do it without a barrier. We can’t do it without a wall,” he said. “The only way you’re going to do it is to have a physical barrier, meaning a wall. And if you don’t have that then we’re just not opening” the government.Democrats oppose spending money on a wall, preferring instead to pump the dollars into fencing, technology and other means of controlling access to the border. Trump argued that Democrats oppose a wall only because he is for one.The stalemate over how much to spend and how to spend it caused the partial government shutdown that began Saturday following a lapse in funding for departments and agencies that make up about 25 percent of the government.Some 800,000 government workers are affected. Many are on the job but must wait until after the shutdown to be paid again.Trump claimed that many of these workers “have said to me and communicated, ‘stay out until you get the funding for the wall.’ These federal workers want the wall. The only one that doesn’t want the wall are the Democrats.”Trump didn’t say how he’s hearing from federal workers, excluding those he appointed to their jobs or who work with him in the White House. But many rank-and-file workers have gone to social media with stories of the financial hardship they expect to face because of the shutdown.___Associated Press writer Nomaan Merchant in Houston contributed to this report.___Follow Darlene Superville on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dsupervilleap
As of now, there is no word on when or if the rest of Nintendo Power’s magazines will be posted online. Admittedly, the last half of the publication’s backlog isn’t nearly as historically significant as those of the first 13 years, but it would be nice to have the entire run available online for the sake of posterity. <> Update 08/10/16: Nintendo has pulled the archive from the internet. Despite the archive being available for the past five months, Nintendo only took notice of it after it gained popularity last week. Much like with its decision to take down the fan-made Metroid II remake, Nintendo said that it is protecting its characters, trademarks, and other content. While this is certainly within the company’s right, it seems foul to just pull the issues down like this.Original story: Back in the day, gamers relied on video game magazines to keep them up to date with the latest game releases, news, previews, and reviews. Nintendo was the undisputed king of the gaming land in the 80s, and as such, its Nintendo Power magazine was the best out there. This was one of the biggest gaming publications of the time and set the standard for other magazines to follow.As the popularity of gaming magazines began to wane with the advent of the internet, Nintendo Power’s influence and necessity slowly faded. The last issue was released on December 11, 2012, with a cover that was a call back to the very first issue released in July of 1988. There was a lot of history made during the first 13 years of Nintendo Power’s run, and now, thanks to Nintendo Archive, we can all check out some of these classic issues.The archive contains issues 1 to 145. As you can see from the gallery below, the magazine covered the release of classics such as Mega Man II, Super Mario Bros. III, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Donkey Kong Country, Mortal Kombat II, Goldeneye, Super Mario 64, and more. Each magazine is full of walkthroughs, cheat codes, previews, and even ads. Anyone who remembers reading Nintendo Power will have a great time going down memory lane looking through these old magazines.
Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — The Electoral Court of Quintana Roo says that Laura Fernández Piña will remain named victor in the recent elections as Mayor of Puerto Morelos.The announcement came after a Tuesday session where the court resolved the challenge filed by Juan Pablo Aguilera Bustamante, candidate of the alliance formed by Morena-PT, Ludivina Menchaca of PAN-PRD-MC and Eloisa Zetina of Encuentro Social.By common accord, the three losing candidates wanted the election to be annulled since they alleged irregularities committed by the same polling officials who counted the votes of the presidential election that won president-elect, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.Magistrates of the electoral tribunal unanimously voted in favor of Fernández Piña remaining victor, saying that were was no justified reason to annual the election outcome.In July, a nullity suit was filed against Puerto Morelos mayor Laura Fernández by those objecting her electoral victory. Parties of Morena, PT, PRD, Movimiento Ciudadano and PES filed a nullity suit against the PRI and the Green Party claiming electoral irregularities during the July 1 elections.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
To top it all, dogs have ripped open the plastic bags and scattered the rubbish all over the streets in Limit Hill.Residents urge the municipality to come and pick up their refuse and clean up the streets.Click to receive news links viaWhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Limit Hill residents are furious about the trash that is piling up in the streets.Refuse bags were supposed to be picked up last week Thursday, but due to municipal workers being on strike, they were not collected.Read more: Trash dumped in front of Ladysmith Town HallAlso read: Ladysmith municipality asks homeowners to put their trash back inside“Our streets are a mess because of the rubbish that has piled up. We are now suffering, as a community, because of the strike that took place. The municipality hasn’t even given us notice as to when garbage collection will take place again,” said a concerned resident.Issues of hygiene have been raised, as the trash includes diapers and other “disgusting” items.
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Related posts:U.S. man fights for refugee status in Costa Rica Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud Costa Rica ranked very high in yet another international survey in terms of quality of life and ease of settling in for foreign residents.The Expat Insider poll recently reported its third annual rankings, which aim to encapsulate the quality of expat life in hundreds of countries with a variety of indexes and subcategories.Costa Rica ranked No. 1 in the personal happiness subcategory of the poll’s quality of life index. While ranking fifth overall in quality of life, Costa Rica also scored high in the categories of leisure options and health and well-being.In a separate category measuring how easy it is for foreign residents to get settled, Costa Rica ranked second overall and in the top five in subcategories of feeling welcome, friendliness and finding friends, adding to the notion that Ticos are some of the world’s most hospitable people.The survey found that eight out of 10 expats “feel at home” in Costa Rica and nine out of 10 feel the level of friendliness among locals is above average.Costa Rica ranked No. 6 out of 67 countries in terms of the top expat destinations of 2016. Taiwan, Malta, and Ecuador made up the top three.Costa Rica also scored high for climate and weather. The survey found that nine out of 10 expats look forward to the daily weather here.Costa Rica’s most common types of expat, according to Expat Insider, are the “Greener Pastures Expat,” described as someone who seeks a better life abroad, and the “Dream Destination Expat,” who has long wanted to live in a certain country.The Expat Insider poll is run by InterNations, a global networking community that aims to link up expats in their new homes. This year’s Expat Insider survey polled more than 14,000 people from hundreds of nationalities and resident countries. Facebook Comments
by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 11, 2017 1:30 pm PDT Last Updated Dec 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CraveTV adds more episodes of hick comedy ‘Letterkenny’ for Christmas TORONTO – Another season of “Letterkenny” launches Christmas Day.CraveTV says six new episodes of the comedy will debut Dec. 25 on the streaming service.Created by Jared Keeso, the Sudbury-shot show follows the hijinks of his character Wayne, his buddies and their small-town rivals.Guest stars this time around include Adrian Holmes, who co-starred with Keeso on the cop drama “19-2,” while “Strange Empire” actress Cara Gee also makes an appearance.All three seasons of the series, along with the special episodes “Ferda Edition,” “The Haunting of MoDean’s II,” “St. Perfect’s Day,” and the original web series “Letterkenny Problems” are streaming on CraveTV.The show recently scored an order for 40-plus episodes for CraveTV, a deal that also supports a 30-city live tour starring Keeso.
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