Three arrested in Amarnath pilgrim attack case: Police

first_imgJammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday said three people, alleged conspirators in the July 10 attack on Amarnath pilgrims, have been arrested by its Special Investigation Team (SIT).The men provided logistical help to four Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) militants who carried out the attack that left eight people dead, IGP Munir Khan told the media here.The men, who had allegedly helped the four terrorists by providing them with vehicles and shelter, were arrested recently and taken into remand for further questioning, the police said.The police said the four LeT militants, led by Abu Ismail, a Pakistani national, had attempted an attack on Amarnath pilgrims on July 9, but were frustrated by heavy security arrangements.Another militant in the group of four had been identified as Yawar, a local recruiter for the LeT, the police said. Efforts are on to identify the other two, believed to be Pakistanis. The police also released pictures of Abu Ismail and Yawar.The the three “co-conspirators”— Bilal Ahmed Reshi, Aizaj Wagey and Zahoor Ahmed — had carried out reconnaissance exercises and chosen Botengo near Khanbal as the spot where the attack could be carried out, the police added.The trio had also provided shelter to the four militants in Khudwani and Sriguffwara of South Kashmir, Khan said. Bilal’s elder brother Adil, an alleged Lashker-e-Taiba terrorist, was killed by security forces earlier this year.The Jammu and Kashmir Police had constituted an SIT led by Deputy Inspector General (South Kashmir) Swayam Prakash Pani to probe the attack on the pilgrims.last_img read more

Shining stars

first_imgWhat is it about Gujarati women that makes the nation fall in love with them? The Indian television industry has been witnessing an invasion of young damsels from Gujarat for quite some time. But with new faces like Prachi Desai, Apara Mehta, Disha Vakani and Sanjeeda Sheikh winning top roles, they are once again in the news. Name a channel and you have a Gujarati pretty young thing staring back at you. What makes them so irrestistible? Surely, not just the proximity to Mumbai and the ever-burgeoning channels of opportunities?The trend, in a way, started with actor Ronit Roy-who began his journey from the small screen and in a way epitomised the dream of many budding Gujarati stars when he won a whole range of awards- Star Screen, Zee Cine and the Filmfare awards for his role in the movie, Udaan. Following in his footsteps, today many PYTs in the 19-25 year age bracket from Gujarat are making their presence felt on the soaps aired on various channels like Colors, Sab TV, ZEE, Imagine, etc. Here’s an initmate chat with some of the best-known eyecandies from the state.Aashka GoradiaAfter her studies in Ahmedabad, she was freelancing as a translator for marketing companies when she got a break in a TV comedy show, Akting, Akting about seven years ago. “I happened to meet some people who recommended that I audition for TV shows and got me a part in the show. This was followed by Achanak – 37 Saal Baad, a supernatural thriller on Sony TV.” She later joined the cast of Bhabhi on Star Plus. Her big break was the role of Kumud in Kkusum.. Ek Aam Ladki Ki Kahani, a popular daily Indian television drama produced by Ekta Kapoor of Balaji Telefilms and telecasted on Sony.”Playing the role of KKusum’s daughter Kumud was exciting. It was certainly the biggest break I could have planned for, and I owe it to Ekta Kapoor,” she says adding, “her conviction that I was suitable for the role gave me the chance to play a character that was so pivotal to the plot. Since then Aashka played Arpita in Sinndoor Tere Naam Ka, Gayatri in Kahiin To Hoga of Star Plus, Nainia in the critically acclaimed serial Virrudh and Saniya in Mere Apne.She has also been part of reality shows and talent hunt shows. “But, so far the character of Kumud remains the highlight of my career.” In the plot of Kkusum, Kumud was the lead role – she is the daughter brought up for 18 years by Kkusum, a single mother after leaving her husband and has to struggle to save her marriage against her sister Kali.Currently, Aashka is playing Kalavati, a character with negative shades in Laagi Tujhse Lagan which is telecast on Colors channel. Kalavati is the sister of Dutta, the main male lead. She pretends to care for her brother as to get property which Kalavari is aware Dutta will inherit of but he is not. What is her big dream? “I am taking things as they come,” she says.Esha KansaraEsha Kansara studied at Hiramani School in Ahmedabad before leaving for Mumbai to study at the Mithibhai College which has many actors on its alumni list. “I was always keen on acting and dancing. So, I learnt Bharatnatyam for seven years in Ahmedabad. I realised that to make it big as an actress, I had to move to Mumbai with its theatre scene, film industry and television industry. I then decided to study commerce in Mithibhai College,” says Esha adding, “I was part of the drama team there which helped me a great deal in my career later.” She then got an opportunity to audition for Mukti Bandhan, an adaptation of Harikishan Mehta’s popular novel Mukti Bandhan by Vipul Mehta. Recalling the experience, she says, “While I auditioned for one of the smaller roles, I was liked so much that I was signed up for the major role of the ambitious woman Devki.” Her character is considered to be a competitor to IM Virani, the protagonist whose extraordinary sense of business has seen him rise from a modest background to become the fourth biggest industrialist of India in the serial. Even as she enjoys following her passion, Esha is also pursuing her second year in commerce at the college. She says, “I could not have dreamt of a better debut. I play one of the most important characters in the soap and that too one of a strong, positive woman respected in business circles.” she says. She adds that she can identify with the character, a contemporary woman with aspirations but at the same time has her roots firmly in place. Having got her big break with Mukti Bandhan, Esha is hoping to make it big in acting with many more TV series.Rashmi DesaiRashmi Desai’s family is from Vapi but she has spent much of her life in Mumbai. “I had never thought of acting as a career choice. I have a great wanderlust and was attracted to a career in airlines,” she says adding, “I did a modeling assignment for a hair oil brand which happened by chance while I was in school and my face appeared on the bottles.” Dancing is her passion. She has learnt Bharatnatyam and Kathak. Later on, she also did an album called Ye Pal. Rashmi got her first break on television in the mythological serial Raavan aired on Zee TV in which she played the teenaged Mandodari. “I come from a very educated family and my grandmother advised me not to give up my studies for an unpredictable career in the show business so I continued my studies in travels and tourism.” She entered regional cinema and worked in Bhojpuri films like Balma Bada Naadan, Kab Hoi Gawana Hamaar, Mai re Kar De Bedai Hamaar and Bambai Ki Laila Chapra Ka Chaila. “I signed up for Star One’s Pari Hoon Main, produced by B.R. Films in which I played a double role in 2008.” The story of the film revolves round the dual characters of Nikki Srivastav and Pari Rai Chaudary and showed how their uncanny resemblance causes turmoil in their lives. Pari was an arrogant, elegant and shorttempered character while Nikki was a simple and down to earth rural girl. “It was challenging to play both roles,” she adds. In the same period, she played Dr Meher Datta in Meet Mila De Rabba aired on Sony TV and after that she played Mona in Ssshhhh…Phir Koi Hai on Star One.”An exciting role is that of Tapasya Thakur in Uttaran, one of the most watched dramas on Colors and ranks among the most popular TV programmes.” The role of Tapu as the character is called is actually Desai’s main calling card today. She also won the Indian Television Academy award for best actress among other awards. “I never dreamt of being a star or even an actor but now I am really happy with this career,” she says adding, “It gives me the opportunity to travel, shop, be adventurous, and at the same time have enough time for my family between shooting schedules.” Everything has fallen in place for this young lady. So what would be that one thing that she wants to do? “I would like to act in Gujarati theatre one day.”Binny SharmaBinny Sharma from Ahmedabad was always fond of dancing. “While I loved dancing, and had the talent for it, I could not attend any serious courses as my father was in the textile business, kept shifting to different locations during my childhood for work,” she says. “However I did pretty well at everything from dance to athletics. I represented my school and college in sports. My parents encouraged me to take up everything possible, from studying to dancing and sports.” Her confidence in her dancing skills led to her auditioning for dance reality shows in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Mumbai.”Though I had no formal training and had just done a short course in hip hop, I have a passion for dancing and learning new styles. I love Hip hop, locking and popping, and stunt dancing, but can also do semiclassical, krumping and B boying,” she says, admitting, “I auditioned for a dance show and was not selected. This taught me an important lesson -hard work, dedication and practice are necessary to back up talent. I also started watching dances on TV, You-Tube, and internet for ideas. The efforts bore fruit when I got selected for Dance India Dance (DID), the dance-based reality show, choreographed by some of India’s top choreographers and I got the big ticket for DID which airs on ZEE TV.”During the show, she was offered Sanjog Se Bani Sangini. “This is an Indian television series based on the love story of Gauri and Rudra and how these two people complete each other. The series premiered on Zee TV in 2010. I play the part of Gauri, a gentle and modest, yet sensible, intelligent, brave and practical character.I’m happy that people started recognising me as a good dancer with DID and now as an actor. I am concentrating now on my acting and dancing. I also completed my first year masters in commerce in Gujarat University and plan to get back to pursuing my post-graduation soon.”Aashka GoradiaGujarat connection: I am an Ahmedabad girl. I grew up, studied and lived there before joining films.Defining moment: Playing the character of Kumud in the popular TV series KKsum.USP: My eyes, I’m toldIdol: RekhaEsha KansaraGujarat connection: I hail from Ahmedabad where I went to school before leaving for Mumbai. Defining moment: Getting selected for the strong role of Devki in my debut serial, Mukti Bandhan.USP: My smile I would sayIdol: Kareena Kapoor, Apara Mehta and Kirron KherRashmi DesaiGujarat connection: My family is from Vapi in south Gujarat. Though I grew up in Mumbai, Gujarati is the language at homeDefining moment: Playing the part of Tapasya Thakur in UttaranUSP: My acting, I’m sureIdol: Angelina Jolie, Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Raut.Binny Sharma Gujarat connection: Though my family is from Punjab and Himachal, I have lived much of my life in Ahmedabad. And, yes, I speak Gujarati.Defining moment: Getting selected for Dance India Dance made me and my family proud.USP: My acting skillsIdol: Madhuri Dixit. She is a super dancer and great actor. Saroj Khan and my mentor Geeta Kapoor are my favourite choreographers.advertisementadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Karnataka tourism ropes in RCB as its sponsor for IPL

first_imgcricket Karnataka Department of Tourism has announced its association with the ‘Royal Challengers Bangalore’, as its official sponsor for the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).“The State Tourism Department has declared 2017 as the ‘Year of the Wild’ and will cater to tourists, keen on exploring the wilderness and wildlife of Karnataka. We are immensely proud to associate with Royal Challengers Bangalore – a team that has a wild and eclectic mix of talent,” said Priyank Kharge, Minister of State for Tourism. April 07, 2017 SHARE COMMENT Published on IPL 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTSlast_img read more

Kashmir youth should understand Pak gameplan: BJYM

first_imgJammu, Sep 7 (PTI) Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today asked the youths of Kashmir not to fall prey to the anti-India designs of separatists and Pakistan.BJYM state president Suresh Ajay Magotra said youths should not waste their time, talent and energy in activities like stone pelting but utilise it in getting best education to become responsible citizens.”We make a fervent appeal to the youth of Kashmir to understand the game plan of separatists and Pakistan and not fall prey to their anti-India designs,” he said.He also welcomed the recent announcement of Rs 200 crore sports package to the youth of J&K and said it can prove beneficial for the youth as more infrastructure and related facilities can be added for sports activities. PTI AB ARK ZMN ARKlast_img read more

Will Smith wants to act opposite Aishwarya in a Bollywood film

first_imgNew Delhi, Oct 6 (PTI) Actor Will Smith, one of the most popular Hollywood stars in India, Saturday said it is a part of his wishlist to work in a Bollywood masala entertainer with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.”One of the things on my bucket list is to be on a Bollywood dance sequence. I met Aishwarya 15 years ago, we had conversations about doing something together but never happened. Perhaps I would do a film with her,” Smith said.The actor, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday with a bungee jump over the Grand Canyon in the US, was in conversation with Farhan Akhtar at a session of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2018.Smith, whose diverse filmography ranges from “Ali”, “Pursuit of Happyness” and “Ray” to “Independence Day”, “I Am Legend” and “Suicide Squad”, said he loves being in India as he finds the contrast “very beautiful”.”On any street corner you could cross a thousand years. There could be someone on a brand new cellphone and someone on a cart. The intermingling of the ages and the lifestyle is amazing,” he said.The actor considers “Ali”, the 2001 biographical sports drama, a pivotal part of his career and said it marked his transformation as a performer.”Playing Muhammad Ali was the most formative time in my career. It changed me forever.”He recalled the reaction of boxing legend to the film.”I was sitting behind Muhammad Ali when he was watching ‘Ali’ for the first time. For an hour he didn’t move and I thought he hates it.advertisement”There is a scene where I was screaming and he turned to his wife and said, ‘Was I that crazy?’ and he turned to me and said, ‘Man, you’ve done a great job’.”Before being an actor, Smith was popular as a hip hop artiste and he said his foray into acting was not a planned one.”My transition from music to films wasn’t really a choice. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) took all my stuff and I moved to LA. I got rid of everything in Philadelphia. I was broke and our next album flopped. I had gone from having millions of dollars to going broke,” the actor said.Smith revealed that his childhood was turbulent, something that he never wanted his children to witness.”My childhood wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. There was violence as I grew up. So I wanted certain things for my kids. The family me and my wife have created is the coming together of a 40-year old dream. I always wanted to get married and have a happy family,” he said.The actor said his son Jaden’s 2010 hit film “The Karate Kid” made him very proud and he felt that he achieved everything in terms of family. PTI RB SHDSHDlast_img read more

Report: Jacksonville Jaguars Have Released RB Carlos Hyde

first_imgGeneric photo of footballs in an end zone.(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)The new league year for the NFL kicks off in under one week. With the March 13 date looming, NFL teams are making last-minute decisions to prepare their rosters for the coming year.Earlier today, the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns agreed on a trade that sends pass rusher Olivier Vernon to the Browns for offensive guard Kevin Zeitler. Not long after, another significant name popped up on the NFL wire.Former Ohio State star running back Carlos Hyde has been released. According to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to move on from the running back.Here’s more from Pelissero.The #Jaguars are releasing DL Malik Jackson and RB Carlos Hyde today, source said. Cap-clearing begins in Jacksonville.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 8, 2019Jacksonville sent a fifth-round pick to Cleveland in exchange for Hyde during the 2018 season.After Leonard Fournette went down with injury, the Jaguars needed added depth at the position. Just a few months later, the team decided to move on from Hyde after he struggled to make an impact.The 28-year-old running back averaged just 3.4 yards per carry with the Browns and 3.3 yards per carry with the Jaguars last season.Despite his struggles in 2018, Hyde remains a solid change-of-pace back that would fit with the New Orleans Saints or behind another top running back.Stay tuned for the latest NFL news.last_img read more

Virat Kohli wants Team India to maintain high intensity throughout World Cup 2019

first_imgOther Videos from Sports 22:37 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 A new start for BCCI: Sourav Ganguly after taking charge as board president 04:27 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly takes over as 39th BCCI president 03:09 Thu, 17 Oct, 2019 Haven’t had a discussion about Ashwin’s future at KXIP yet, says coach Kumble 09:34 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Never aspired to become BCCI chief: Sourav Ganguly 05:16 Mon, 14 Oct, 2019 Sourav Ganguly likely to become new BCCI boss 09:04 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 We will create Indian champions in Free Fire: Kiren Rijiju 02:16 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Free Fire India Today League trophy unveiled 03:11 Sat, 12 Oct, 2019 Watch: Kalli Purie speech at Free Fire India Today League trophy Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

Interruption du système téléphonique

first_imgUne interruption du système téléphonique de Bell Aliant a un impact sur le service à l’échelle de la province. Le système 911 est en mesure de recevoir des appels, mais l’interruption du service a une incidence sur la capacité des répartiteurs de transmettre les appels aux organismes appropriés. D’autres moyens tels que les téléphones cellulaires et les systèmes à liaisons radiomobiles sont utilisés pour transmettre ces appels. Tous les appels relatifs à une urgence médicale sont transmis avec succès au centre de répartition des Services de santé d’urgence. Le système 811 est aussi touché et ne peut pas recevoir d’appels. Si vous avez une urgence médicale, rendez-vous directement au service d’urgence le plus près ou composez le 911 à partir d’un téléphone cellulaire. Les réseaux cellulaires ne sont pas touchés. La cause du problème a été cernée, et Bell Aliant déploie tous les efforts nécessaires pour rétablir le service le plus rapidement possible. -30-last_img read more

After Indian Armys stronglyworded statement Pakistan PM Imran Khan repeats cluster bombs

first_imgNew Delhi: Days after the Indian Army foiled a cross-border infiltration bid by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT), Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday accused India of using cluster bombs against civilians living across the Line of Control (LoC).”I condemn India’s attack across LOC on innocent civilians & it’s use of cluster munitions in violation of int humanitarian law and it’s own commitments under the 1983 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons. UNSC must take note of this international threat to peace & security,” Khan tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details The Indian Army had on Saturday termed as “lies and deceit” Pakistan’s allegations that Indian troops used cluster bombs targeting civilians along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. The strong reaction by the Army’s additional directorate general of public information (ADGPI) came after Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and it’s military’s spokesperson Asif Ghafoor accused the Indian Army of using “cluster ammunition” to target civilians along the LoC. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday”Pakistan army regularly attempts to push terrorists through infiltrations and opens up with a multitude of weapons to assist them. India, during numerous Directorate of Military Operations (DGMO) level talks, has maintained the right to respond. Such responses are only against military targets and infiltrating terrorists who are aided by Pakistan Army,” the Army said in a statement. jammu and kashmir situation, jammu and kashmir news, jammu schools closed, line of control, india pakistan, pakistan border action team, border action team, pakistan BAT, BAT pakistan, jammu and kashmir governor, satya pal malik, india news, Indian Express Bodies of four Pak SSG personnel located. Khan also recalled US President Donal Trump’s offer to mediate on the Kashmir issue, saying “this has the potential to blow up into a regional crisis”. India has however rejected any mediation on Jammu and Kashmir, with Minister of External Affairs, S Jaishankar saying, “any discussion on Kashmir, if at all warranted, will only be with Pakistan and only bilaterally.” Meanwhile, the Indian Army has asked Pakistan to take back the bodies of four intruders who were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector on the intervening night of July 31 and August 1. The Pakistan side has been offered to come with a white flag and take the bodies for last rites. Islamabad is yet to respond on India’s offer. Four “possibly SSG” commandos or “maybe some of terrorists” were killed along the Line of Control while they were trying to infiltrate into India and strike a forward post in the Keran sector, the Indian Army said on Saturday. (With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

George Fest An Evening To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison

first_imgGeorge Fest: An Evening To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison will take place at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles On September 28.Among the stars who will perform are Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers & Mark Stoermer of The Killers, Ann Wilson of Heart, Wayne Coyne & Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips, Britt Daniel of Spoon, Weird Al Yankovic, Nick Valensi of The Strokes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Dhani Harrison, Ian Astbury, Butch Walker, Cold War Kids, Karen Elson, Brian Bell of Weezer, Big Black Delta, Chase Cohl, Jamestown Revival, Matt Sorum, Ryan Miller of Guster, The Black Ryder, Gingger Shankar And many more surprise guests.100% of ticket sales proceeds to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund via The Jameson Neighborhood Fund.Find out more here.last_img read more

City of Fort St John receives application for nonmedical cannabis retail store

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has received an application for a non-medical cannabis retail store.West Coast Retail Holdings is seeking approval for a license to operate a store in Fort St. John.The proposed store is to be located at 9831 – 98 A Avenue and is located in the allowable area of the City’s C-2 Zone for a cannabis retail store. City Staff is recommending that Council approves the application as there are no concerns to it operating in the proposed location.Within the application, the applicant is seeking to operate the store from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.The hours of operation are within the timeframe permitted under the CannabisLicensing Regulation, 202/2018.The application was filed to the City on February 5, 2019.Council will decide approval of the store at the next Council Meeting on March 11.last_img read more

Darfur UN mission reports new round of clashes

21 May 2007Fresh fighting erupted at the weekend between Sudanese Government forces, rebel groups and local militias in the violence-wracked Darfur region, the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported today. Government forces and rebels clashed on Saturday in the Rockero area of North Darfur state, according to the mission, which was unable to estimate the number of casualties from the violence.In Abu Surug in South Darfur state, the Local Defence Force fought about 120 armed men, believed to be from an Arab militia, also on Saturday, UNMIS said.More internally displaced persons (IDPs) have been arriving at Al Salam camp in South Darfur in the past few days, driving by recent attacks on their villages by armed Arab militiamen.The weekend clashes are the latest to strike Darfur, the arid and impoverished region that has become the scene of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since rebel groups took up arms in 2003 against Government forces, which were subsequently backed by the notorious Janjaweed militias.More than 200,000 people have been killed and at least 2 million others have been displaced, while the destruction of villages has also been widespread.On Friday, the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Darfur, Jan Eliasson, said formal political negotiations to resolve the conflict could begin soon, with many of the warring parties indicating they are ready to sit down and talk.He told reporters that the pre-negotiations phase has almost concluded, with the convergence of several parallel efforts by Sudan’s neighbours and the UN to end the fighting.“We have the beginning now of a credible political process,” Mr. Eliasson said, adding that “we are now at the stage where we will practically prepare for the negotiations.”One of the biggest obstacles is the number of rebel movements in Darfur, which have grown because the movements have splintered into factions since 2003. At least nine distinct groups are now fighting the Government.Meanwhile, UNMIS reported that a group of Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) members have recently abducted four civilians at a village in Central Equatoria state in southern Sudan.The LRA, which has been waging a notorious insurgency in northern Uganda since 1986, has a record of abducting children and then using them as soldiers or porters, while subjecting some to torture and allocating many girls to senior officers in a form of institutional rape.UNMIS said it learned of the recent abductions from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), the former rebel group which is now involved in the Government of southern Sudan as part of a power-sharing deal after the end of the north-south civil war in early 2005.A team of negotiators led by the Southern Sudanese Information Minister and an LRA Brigadier-General went to the area around Dimo, the village where the abductions occurred, on Saturday, to try to negotiate the release of the civilians. read more

No joke Kanye Wests Life of Pablo widely available

FILE – In this Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, file photo, Kanye West accepts the video vanguard award at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. After six weeks of streaming exclusively on Tidal, the Jay-Z-backed music service, West’s latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” was finally released to other streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music and put up for sale on his website. West tweeted on Feb. 15, 2016, that the album “will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale.” (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 1, 2016 9:50 am MDT Last Updated Apr 1, 2016 at 12:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email No joke, Kanye West’s ‘Life of Pablo’ widely available LOS ANGELES, Calif. – It’s no joke. After six weeks of streaming exclusively on Tidal, the Jay-Z-backed music service, Kanye West’s latest album, “The Life of Pablo,” was released to other streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music.The wide release comes after West tweeted in February that the album “will never never never be on Apple. And it will never be for sale.”The tweet appeared to be deleted from West’s timeline as of Friday, and the album went on sale for $20 on West’s website.Tidal, which counts West among its 20 artist owners, announced three days ago that the album had been streamed 250 million times in the first 10 days of its release, helping it gain 3 million subscribers. Tidal has a 30-day free trial period. read more

Moped gang armed with sledgehammers raid prestigious Chelsea jewellers

first_imgPolice are hunting a gang who carried out a terrifying robbery on an upmarket Chelsea jewellers, before escaping on mopeds. The raiders, who were armed with sledgehammers, burst into a branch of Boodles in Basil Street, Chelsea just after 10.30am on Wednesday.A video of the raid showed smoke pouring from the front of the store.It was feared that the gang may have used smoke bombs to disorientate staff, but there were suggestions it may have been part of the store security system.  Forensic investigators outside Boodles after the raidCredit:Amer Ghazzal/Alamy Live News Forensic investigators outside Boodles after the raid Police said they smashed a number of display cabinets before grabbing jewellery and making their escape on scooters.Boodles, which was founded in 1798, specialises in diamond jewellery and also stocks watches worth many thousands of pounds. The gang appeared to use a smoke bomb to disorientate staffCredit:TWITTER/@F0OD1SAMAZING Police said nobody had been hurt in the raid and there had been no arrests at this stage. A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Police are investigating after the robbery of a jewellers in Chelsea.”Police were called at 10:37hrs on Wednesday, 16 August to reports of a robbery at a jewellers in Basil Street at junction with Sloane Street, SW1.center_img The gang appeared to use a smoke bomb to disorientate staff Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “A number of suspects had arrived on motor scooters, entered the store and then used hammers to smash their way through counter displays.”The robbers removed property from the displays and then made off on the bikes.” Forensic investigators analysing the scene following the robbery Forensic investigators analysing the scene following the robberyCredit:Amer Ghazzal / Alamy Live Newslast_img read more

Win free participation at Andrea Lekic summer camp in Ohrid

← Previous Story VIDEO: Manaskov – Lazarov “zeppelin alarm” for Onesta boys Next Story → Lauge and younger Toft Hansen to SG Flensburg! Andrea Lekic summer camp If you are girl or a boy between 11 and 17 years old and if you play handball, this is perfect summer handball adventure for you! and Handball Academy “Andrea Lekic” are giving one free participation on the summer handball camp in Ohrid as the grand prize for one winner and T-shirt of Academy with autograph card signed by Andrea Leki for five other participants.Grand prize includes:* Accommodation with 6 full boards and tourist tax* Training programme with professional coaches and physiotherapists * Three T-shirts of Academy* Andrea Lekic autograph cards and photographies* Educational and entertainment program * Excursions * Certificate of participation* Not include only transport costsHandball camp “Andrea Lekic” will be held this summer from 20-26.6.2015 for the third time in a row. First two years the camp was organized in Serbia, but this year Ohrid in Macedonia was given the honor to host this unique handball academy. Joining to this summer handball camp, participants will be trained by the team of sports experts which consists of highly educated handball coaches, goalkeeper’s coaches, fitness trainers and sport’s psychologist.Last summer handball acamp “Andrea Lekic” had participants from 11 different countries. This is unique chance to be one of the participants from all over the Europe and to be trained by the world’s best handball player Andrea Lekic and her expert team of coaches.Instructions for participation in the contest: Step 1) Send contact details with a motivation letter to mail: office@lekicacademy.comStep 2) Share this post on social network (Facebook or Twitter)Lucky winners will be announced on May 20, 2015. Good luck to everyone! read more

Minister Of course Im worried about the emigration brain drain

first_img MINISTER RICHARD Bruton believes that the only policy that his government can implement to stop high emigration is a “strong employment policy”.Bruton was speaking to the media in Dublin today when he agreed that emigration is too high but he pointed to jobs announcements this week as evidence of the government’s strategy working.The Minister was responding to a study published today by University College Cork which shows clear evidence of a ‘brain drain’ in Ireland – where highly educated people leave the country for work.While 47 per cent of people aged between 25 and 34 have a third level qualification, the figure shoots up to 62 per cent when it comes to recent Irish emigrants, according to the study.“The only policy response to emigration is, in my view, a strong employment policy,” he said today.Read: Big study finds 1 in 4 rural households have had someone emigrateColumn: The dole queue or the departure lounge? This is the choice Ireland’s youth is facinglast_img read more

Margaretta DArcy to be released from Limerick Prison

first_imgANTI-WAR ACTIVIST Margaretta D’Arcy is due to be released later this morning from Limerick Prison.The 80-year-old activist had been jailed last year for unauthorised incursion into Shannon Airport and this month refused to sign a bond stipulating she would act lawfully and would not enter unauthorised zones at the airport again, resulting in further prison time.She served nine weeks in jail earlier this year for a similar conviction.Speaking to earlier this month, Dr John Lannon of ShannonWatch said the activist “doesn’t pose a threat to Irish society” and is highlighting things that do pose a threat. It is an outrage that a peace activist should be put in prison whilst there are war planes going through Shannon airport. The response of the Irish State is to put a peace activist in prison rather than inspecting these planes.D’Arcy will be released from Limerick Prison at 10am this morning.Related: Margaretta D’Arcy has been jailed again for refusing to sign a bond>Read: 79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest>last_img read more

West Park resident fatally shoots neighbor self after argument

first_imgWEST PARK, FLA. (WSVN) – Two men were killed in what authorities described as a murder-suicide in West Park, early Saturday morning.Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene along the 3700 block of Southwest 58th Terrace, just after 2:15 a.m.According to witnesses, 33-year-old Henry Zito shot Abdiel Morales in the chest and then turned the gun on himself after an argument.Investigators said Zito died at the scene. Morales was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at around 9:30 a.m.Friends and family said the two men were friends and neighbors, and had been hanging out all night.The shooting remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

In The Increasingly HighTech Oil Business Cyber Security Is Becoming Essential

first_imgListen Share Cisco SystemsWith increasing investments in efficiency-boosting technology, the oil and gas industry is focusing more on cyber security.For decades, drilling for oil and gas has involved a good deal of sweat, dirt and dangerous equipment.But now, it’s increasingly going high-tech.More and more companies are putting their data on the “cloud” and going digital in other ways. It’s good for the bottom line – but is it safe? That’s a question the industry is tackling as it considers the role of cyber security in the oilfield.To understand where the oil industry is headed, you have to understand how far it’s come.In 1942, a government educational film called “The Evolution of the Oil Industry” painted an almost romantic picture of how the earliest wildcatters looked for black gold: “enterprising oil men” who weren’t able to get their hands on steam drilling equipment built “ingenious but primitive” drilling machines. The documentary noted that drilling with these improvised devices was “painfully slow.”Now, it’s a little more advanced. “A lot of times we’ll go on a rig and they’ll have 10,000 sensors,” says Thanh Nguyen, Data Center Practice Manager at Accudata Systems, a Houston information technology company.“For those 10,000 sensors, it doesn’t make sense to run a wire for each one, so we’re connecting it wirelessly.”Oil and gas companies are increasingly investing in cloud technologies, mobile devices and the like. Buzzwords like “Big Data” and the “Internet of Things” are becoming key to how they make money.Nguyen’s job is to help companies manage all that. He talks about one project for an offshore drilling company, one he says he can’t identify by name.“They built an operations center off of I-10, they can see all of their rigs, all the flows going in and out of the environment on screens,” he says. “So they’re leveraging all this technology, giving them green, yellow, reds, really easy-to-see type of information in real time.”900lbs of CreativeAn example of oilfield tech: a “360 virtual reality spherical app” developed for Shell by Dallas company 900lbs of CreativeThat kind of technology makes it cheaper and easier to drill, which is a blessing in a downturn. But the more the industry looks like Silicon Valley, the more it becomes vulnerable to cyber attacks, or to a sloppy employee accidentally releasing some very valuable data.Companies are taking these risks more seriously, in part because the downturn has given them time to. At a recent cyber security conference in Houston, Apache Corporation’s Vice President of Information Technology Mark Maddox said a couple years ago, it just wasn’t top of mind.“We were too busy to be secure in some cases, we were too busy to be good in some cases, because it was about just growth and expansion and speed more than returns,” he said, noting that attitude has changed at Apache.He described a real shift from cyber security as an afterthought to an essential part of doing business. “Two years ago, 90% of the decisions were made for convenience or speed or efficiency over security,” he said. “Now,  I would say 90% of the decisions are made for security over that, and that’s a big change in the industry.”Companies aren’t just responding to possible threats.In a recent survey of oil and gas risk managers, the majority of those that responded said their companies had lost confidential information, or had their operations disrupted by a security breach within the last year. (That independent survey was funded by a company that sells cyber security services.)Charles McConnell, head of Rice University’s Energy and Environment Initiative, says going forward, companies can’t afford to treat cyber security like a luxury, and they can’t wait for a big attack or security lapse to take it seriously. “If it happens, when it happens, I think companies that have those kind of situations may not get the benefit in the marketplace of fixing it and then being okay,” he says. “But in fact, it might be their final problem, because they won’t last.”McConnell says the energy marketplace now demands tech security. He calls it a “fabric of the industry,” and companies that don’t plan accordingly will, as he puts it, “end up in the dust.” X 00:00 /03:24 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img read more

Phantom Trigger Is Death By A Thousand Stylish Cuts

first_img Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on SwitchPlay These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield&… Stay on target If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.Phantom Trigger is a very cool Nintendo Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda. It’s a much cooler game than you’d expect from folks known as Bread Team (not to be confused with Game of the Year award-winner I Am Bread). A lot of its coolness seems inspired by very obvious recent influences, and it doesn’t pay off all the potential those influences could have allowed for. But it is cool enough to remain worth playing.The first, most striking thing you’ll notice about Phantom Trigger is its absolutely stunning art style. It’s easy to compare it to last year’s Hyper Light Drifter, and while that game arguably has a more cohesive color palette, I found Phantom Trigger’s gorgeous pixelated aesthetic to be slightly more fluid and detailed. Just cracking your neon hair(?) whip creates a hypnotic visual. But there’s an upsetting harshness to the glowing beauty as well, which is a perfect description of the game as a whole.The purposefully vague and disorientating story maybe has you playing as an everyday husband suffering some kind of neurological illness intermittently slipping into a hellish techno hallucinatory fantasy world. You learn this in brief minimalist cutscenes that warp back into your consciousness like glitches. It’s a great effect. I would get chills whenever another moment of lucidity was imminent.But the vast majority of your time in Phantom Trigger is spent dashing through top-down dungeons and wiping out all enemies in your path, again like Hyper Light Drifter or even tinyBuild’s previous Switch action game Mr. Shifty. The brief arena battles are a great fit for portable Switch play.Soon enough you’ll gain access to three primary melee weapons: a long-range whip, a mid-range ice sword, and close-range fiery fists. The game is all about mastering your use of these weapons individually and in tandem.To deal with enemies that explode into toxic clouds, maybe whip a rock into them to safely take them out from a far. Meanwhile, the best way to deal with weird TV-headed grunts that shoot powerful lasers is to get up close and personal with your fists. Sometimes enemies will even cycle between phases when they can only be harmed by a certain weapon.Using a weapon also increases its level, and higher levels unlock more combos and spells like fiery auras and dashes that freeze foes left in your dust. The game’s difficulty demands you make use of all of these combat options.Phantom Trigger’s melee system is super smooth and satisfying with room for varied expression, but the game overall too narrowly focuses on exploring this mechanic at the expense of everything else but aesthetics. The game isn’t quite a roguelike because you do save progress but outside of boss battles, combat encounters blur together in a way that makes the game feel randomly generated.Meanwhile, most non-combat gameplay boils down to “fetch a trinket and fight through enemies to get to it.” The game’s monotony threatens to make the difficulty boring and frustrating instead of thrilling. But co-op play on Switch alleviates this somewhat, and maybe surreal crushing tedium is just the right way to put players in the protagonist’s trippy, troubled head space.Phantom Trigger’s stylish and mechanically complex combat is worth checking out for its own sake. It’s also a fine piece of pixelated eye candy. I just hope one day we see these great qualities in a less flat, more robust overall game.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo SwitchProtect Your Nintendo Switch With These Awesome CasesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Phantom Trigger is a super stylish action game for Nintendo Switch.2. Master three different melee weapons to survive in a hellish hallucination.3. The game’s purposefully vague and disorientating story seems to involve an everyday husband suffering some sort of neurological illness.4. Level up your weapons to gain new spells and overcome the game’s brutal difficulty.5. Phantom Trigger cares a lot about its combat and style, but unfortunately that leaves the rest of the game a little flat.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more