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Where will the Women’s World Cup 2023 finals be held?

first_imgFollowing the excitement of the 2019 Women’s World Cup in which the U.S. women’s team clinched a record fourth title, attention will no doubt turn to the next edition of the tournament.The next edition of the Women’s World Cup will be in 2023, and Goal brings you all you need to know about where it will be held and how many teams will take part.Where will the Women’s World Cup 2023 finals be held?The host nation for the 2023 World Cup has not yet been confirmed, with FIFA expected to announce the successful candidate on March 20, 2020. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? There are currently nine bids from 10 countries for the rights to host the 2023 finals.Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea/North Korea (joint bid) are the official bidders.A total of 37 FIFA board members will participate in the vote for their country of choice in a secret ballot (which is a different format to the voting process for the 2026 men’s World Cup).Asia has hosted the tournament twice, in 1991 and 2007, both in China. They are the only federation bidders to have hosted the tournament, with Africa, South America and Oceania never having hosted.How many countries will take part?Currently, the tournament will involve 24 national teams (including that of the host nation, who will automatically qualify), assuming that the current format of the finals is kept.However, in July 2019, FIFA president Gianni Infantino expressed a desire to expand the Women’s World Cup from 24 teams to 32 teams, with a possibility of starting with the 2023 edition.Women's World Cup trophy 2015 USWNT“We need to do more to make sure that this gap [between Europe and other continents] doesn’t become bigger,” Infantino said. “We want to channel part of this investment into the grassroots of the game all over the world. We need to invest much more where there is no women’s football, rather than where the women’s game already exists.”Currently, the USWNT earned $4 million (£3.2m) for winning the 2019 Women’s World Cup with the total prize money awarded to all participating teams this summer in the region of $30m (£24m). Both sums are double of what the Women’s World Cup paid teams during the 2015 tournament, but it is still 7.5 per cent of the total prize money awarded to the 2018 men’s World Cup champions, France.During the 2018 World Cup in Russia, 32 teams competed for $400m (£315m) in prize money, with champions France being awarded $38m (£29m).last_img read more

HII Delivers Transport Dock ‘Somerset’ to US Navy

first_imgzoom Huntington Ingalls Industries announced recently that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the amphibious transport dock Somerset (LPD 25) to the U.S. Navy. The DD 250 document officially signifying custody transfer of the ship was signed by officials on the ship at the company’s Avondale facility. Somerset is the ninth ship in the San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships Ingalls has delivered to the Navy.“We are very pleased to deliver this ship to our Navy customer,” said Mike Duthu, director of Ingalls’ LPD 17 program. “With each successive LPD, we apply lessons learned that result in ship-over-ship improvements in quality, efficiency and affordability. With Somerset, the Navy is getting another very capable and adaptable amphibious warship designed and built to enable sailors and Marines to accomplish their missions.”The ship successfully completed builder’s trials in August and U.S. Navy acceptance trials in September. Ingalls has two more under construction at its Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard. John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is slated for completion in 2016, and Portland (LPD 27) will complete in 2017.Somerset is named to honor the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. LPD 25 is scheduled to be commissioned in the Navy fleet on March 1, 2014, in Philadelphia. The ship will join the two other Ingalls-built LPDs named in honor of the victims of Sept. 11, USS New York (LPD 21) and USS Arlington (LPD 24).In addition to more than 10,000 Ingalls shipbuilders, there are 650 suppliers from 38 states that support the LPD 17 program. Ingalls spends approximately $175 million a year with this vital industrial base.Built to be survivable and flexible, these complex warships ships enable the services to carry out their missions without constraints or additional assets. The 11 ships of the LPD 17 class are a key element of the Navy’s ability to project power ashore. Collectively, they functionally replace more than 41 ships (the LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships), providing the Navy and Marine Corps with modern, sea-based platforms that are networked, survivable and built to operate with 21st century platforms, such as the MV-22 Osprey.The LPD 17-class ships are 684 feet long and 105 feet wide and displace approximately 25,000 tons. Their principal mission is to deploy the combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units and Brigades. The ships can carry up to 800 troops and have the capability of transporting and debarking air cushion (LCAC) or conventional landing crafts, augmented by helicopters or vertical take-off and landing aircraft such as the MV-22. These ships will support amphibious assault, special operations or expeditionary warfare missions through the first half of the 21st century.Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy.HII, October 21, 2013last_img read more

NDSQ to Build Vessels for Qatar Armed Forces

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Close My location zoom Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) worth approx. $851 million to build seven vessels for Qatar Armed Forces.The MoUs were signed on Thursday 27th March during the DIMDEX event at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). Once all the necessary agreements are finalized, the vessels mentioned in the MoUs will be constructed in the State of Qatar by NDSQ at its shipbuilding facility at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan.The MoUs signed by NDSQ and Qatar Armed Forces concern six 50m-long axe-bow high-speed patrol vessels and one 52m-long diving support vessel for the Qatar Armed Forces.All vessels are highly sophisticated state-of-the-art naval ships built based on proven designs providing unparalleled seaworthiness. The diving support vessel includes decompression capabilities. A large Integrated Logistic Support package is also mentioned in the MoUs. Damen, April 1, 2014last_img read more

CMPort Completes Acquisition of Brazils Container Terminal

first_imgzoom Hong Kong’s China Merchants Port Holdings Company (CMPort) has completed the acquisition of Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP), the second-largest container terminal in Brazil.Under the terms of the share and purchase agreement inked in September 2017, CMPort has bought a 90% stake in TCP for HKD 7.23 billion (around USD 924 million).The acquisition is said to be the biggest merger and acquisition so far in Brazilian and Latin American port sector.The investment, part of the efforts to implement the “Belt and Road” initiative in the region, is CMPort’s first in Latin America. In addition, the investment represents the first M&A in mature port assets overseas with controlling stake, according to the company.Representatives of CMPort and TCP signed the letter of intent to close the transaction on February 22.“Today’s ceremony definitely represents the perfect opening of Sino-Brazil economic and trade cooperation in 2018… We believe under the support and coordination between China and Brazil, TCP will have a brighter future,” Li Jinzhang, Chinese Ambassador to Brazil, commented on the occasion.“With TCP as the starting point, CMG will continuously promote the commercial and trade cooperation between the BRICS countries, especially in the fields such as Brazil’s integrated logistics, transportation related infrastructure and logistic parks, in order to look for more opportunities on investment, development and operation,” Hu Jianhua, Vice Chairman of CMPort and the Executive Vice President of China Merchants Group Limited, said.Located on the southeast coast of Paraná State of Brazil, TCP has an existing design capacity of 1.5 million TEUs. The terminal, with three container berths, is expected to increase its capacity to 2.4 million TEUs by the end of 2019.last_img read more

NCPCR seeks report from Noida police over sexual harassment of minor girl

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Commission For Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has written to Senior Superintendent of Police (Gautam Budh Nagar) seeking report regarding sexual harassment case of the 11-year-old minor girl. The letter from child rights body reads that the commission has taken cognizance of the case under section 13 (1) (j) of CPCR Act, 2005. The complaint is received through the POCSO E-Box button.”You have requested to inquire into the matter and take lawful action in the case. An action taken report of the case along with the relevant documents must be furnished to the Commission,” said the letter. An official from the commission said that they have got the information on May 5. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAccording to NCPCR official, a doctor from Delhi based hospital reached them through POCSO E-box. “The doctor told us that 11-year-old girl came to the hospital. She was diagnosed with dissociation she was admitted in the ward for management and assessment,” said the official. During an interview she disclosed that a boy in the neighbourhood touched her inappropriately which made her feel uncomfortable she has seen him doing the same with another girl in Noida. “The girl was in complete shock after the incident due to which she was taken to hospital,” said official. After receiving the information Yashwant Jain member NCPCR wrote the letter to Noida police seeking action in the case.last_img read more

Hype night planned to boost Badger pride

Bawe Nsame has no shortage of school spirit.He’s a big Badger fan, Sir Isaac Brock buff and proud Brock University student.He’s spreading his Badger pride with a new campaign called #WeAreReady. It’s already catching on with more than half of the 1,000 free tickets available for hype night – a pep rally planned for Oct. 6 – gone.“We’re creating an exciting, positive atmosphere with chants, waves and synchronization,” Nsame said, noting research shows that creating that kind of energy is effective and contagious.Bawe Nsame has launched the #WeAreReady campaign. A pep rally is planned for Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.He plans to turn those in attendance from fans into super fans.He wants to recreate the atmosphere he felt in the gym last season during three sold-out basketball games. That feeling of pride, community and celebration should fill the gym during all home games, no matter what sport, he said.And who better to inspire students than the University’s namesake, Sir Isaac Brock.After researching Brock and his role in the War of 1812, Nsame said he knew the soldier’s history of perseverance would help drive his campaign.He said people in London, England didn’t believe that Maj.-Gen. Brock could win and they were ready to give up.“But, he won. He was ready,” Nsame said, adding Brock and his soldiers knew they could win.“Every time someone walks in our gym we want them to know ‘We Are Ready!’” he said. “We want to protect our house and support our athletes.”Nsame, a fourth-year Sport Management student, is running the campaign with third-year Economics student Mohamed Hassan.Students lined up in the Walker Complex Wednesday to have their photo taken while grabbing a free ticket to the pep rally. Hassan is sending every student who signs up to attend the event a photo to share on social media, letting their friends and followers know they are ready. There will also be some T-shirt giveaways at the rally, which will be attended by about 200 athletes.Mohamed Hassan edits a social media photo he is sending to every student who signs up to attend the #WeAreReady hype night Oct. 6.Hassan said the school spirit the campaign has already generated will continue growing and spreading among students and staff.“It’s not just a catchphrase, it is part of our history,” he said. “The emotional tie and the energy will make this last.”The pep rally is being held on Oct. 6, which Nsame later learned is Brock’s 246th birthday.“I think it was meant to be,” he said. “It’s a day of celebration.” •••Hype Night #WeAreReadyWhen: 5:30-7 p.m.Where: Bob Davis GymnasiumFor more information on all the events planned to mark Brock’s birthday visit: Nsame, right, and Mohamed Hassan are spearheading the #WeAreReady campaign. A pep rally is planned for Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. read more

Controlled explosions carried out in schools after Alevel chemistry chemical stored incorrectly

first_imgBomb squads have been called to schools across the country following a Government warning over a lab chemical that can explode if not stored correctly.At least a dozen schools have reportedly summoned military bomb disposal teams to conduct controlled explosions in recent days.And some of the blasts have prompted complaints on social media from local residents, who said they were given no warning.Last week, schools received a reminder from the advisory body Cleapss (the Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Equipment) on how to correctly store the substance 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine.The chemical, also known as 2,4-DNP, is used in A-level chemistry lessons and can become dangerous if it is allowed to dry out. 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. It is supposed to be stored in a labelled jar which is then kept inside an outer jar topped up with water as a precaution.The advisory note said Cleapss had “recently received a number of calls regarding the chemical”.And a warning on the Cleapss website read: “If there is no water in the outer container or the reagent bottle has not been placed inside an additional container you must assume that the material has dried out, meaning that an additional risk is present.”Dr Dave Kinnson, a chemistry safety adviser from the University of Southampton, told BBC Radio 4: “It’s used to test carbonyl compounds and in the school labs it is often used as part of the A-level programmes.“We’ve always known if this material is not stored properly and allowed to dry out it could become dangerous and could become explosive. But if it’s kept wet it is perfectly safe.“I think the fuss has started because schools have checked their stocks and are following advice. If they have found stock which could have dried up they are taking precautions. It’s better to be safe than sorry.”On Monday, The Thomas Adams School in Wem, Shropshire came under fire from local residents after it blew up the chemicals on its playing field without providing a warning of the blast.One resident complained on the school’s Facebook page that the noise was “immense” and “worrying”, especially when families were out celebrating Halloween. Other explosions have been carried out at St Albans Catholic High School in Ipswich, Suffolk; the De Montfort School in Evesham, Worcestershire; Clacton County High School in Essex; Turton School in Bolton, Lancashire; the Nottingham Academy; Luttterworth College in Leicestershire and Winstanley College in Orrell, Wigan.Other schools in Redditch, Worcestershire, and the West Midlands have also reportedly had controlled blasts along with three in Camarthenshire – the Queen Elizabeth High School at Camarthern, the Coleg Sir Gar’s Graig campus in Llanelli and the Ysgol Gyfyn Emlyn School in Newcastle Emlyn.PCSO Matt Ladkin who set up a cordon before the chemical was destroyed at Clacton High School, said: “They dug a hole one foot deep between the rugby pitches. It made a heck of a bang. It was one of those things you don’t see every day.”When asked why bomb disposal experts were carrying out the blasts on school premises, Dr Kinnson said: “Schools have playing fields so it is easy to blow it up on open ground. There are also risks with transporting it elsewhere.“But perhaps contacting local residents would have been helpful. There still might be more cases. Schools and my colleagues in universities will probably be checking their stocks.”A controlled explosion of the chemical was also carried out at Swansea University last Thursday and a campus of Gower College in the Welsh city was evacuated on MondayAdvice issued by the Government said: “The Department for Education would like to remind all schools and post-16 institutions of the importance of ensuring all chemicals used for practical science activities are stored safely.”  Schools have playing fields so it is easy to blow it up on open ground. There are also risks with transporting it elsewhereDr Kinnsonlast_img read more

Queen discovers renewed love of gardening at 91

first_imgThe Duchess, fresh from enjoying the late night party following her sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding, wore a midi-length £1,500 green frock by Rochas, with an appropriate floral print.The royals were joined by the Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie as well as celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.The event, which will host more than 500 exhibitors and is expected to attract some 165,000 visitors from around the world, will open to the public on Tuesday.Meanwhile, Mary Berry, a Royal Horticultural Society ambassador, got chatting to the Duke of Edinburgh and learned that he was no fan of kohl rabi.She said: “The Duke was asking about kohl rabi and he reckoned it was a bit wet and not full of flavour – and I think I agree with him.” The Duchess of Cambridge talks with exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower ShowCredit:WPA Pool The Queen tours the Chelsea Flower ShowCredit:LUKE MACGREGOR The Queen tours the Chelsea Flower Show But the Duchess, 35, revealed she has had to teach Prince George, 3, not to eat the fox gloves as they are poisonous.Describing her own growing efforts, she said: “It makes such a difference when you take it from the ground.” He said: “She has never shown her knowledge before. We have met many times but suddenly she is so interested in plants and planting.“She is really thrilled with the way Frogmore is developing. She has now got more ambitious and wants to do a lot more.“She obviously enjoys going to Chelsea, but in the past she has not been so animated. She has got really into gardening. It’s never too late!” Lady Elizabeth Anson, who has been overseeing the project, said: “Her knowledge of plants of phenomenal – and she knows the Latin names.” The Duchess of Cambridge tries a tomato in Chris Evans Taste Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Frogmore, a Georgian house set in 35 acres inside the Home Park of Windsor Castle, is bursting with tulip trees, redwoods and wisteria. The grounds were designed as an escape for Queen Charlotte, the green-fingered wife of George III, and are rarely open to the public.Such is the Queen’s love of its lawns, that it has been claimed the five-strong gardening team are not allowed to remove a single tree or shrub without her permission.As the monarch toured the flower show, it emerged that her knowledge even extended to earwigs, recalling how gardeners used to trap earwigs with upturned flower pots on top of tomato canes. As the Duchess of Cambridge looked around Evans’s garden, she proved her down to earth credentials by happily eating a tomato she had dropped on the floor, before revealing that she was just getting into gardening with her children.The Cambridges are understood to enjoy an extensive kitchen garden at Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, where they grow all sorts of vegetables. The Queen was said to have loved looking around the Chelsea Flower Showcenter_img HM Queen visits the Chelsea Flower Show where she met Mary Berry  The Queen has discovered a renewed interest in gardening, it has emerged, proving that even at the age of 91, it is never too late to take up a new hobby.The monarch, who toured the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday alongside the Duke of Edinburgh, was inspired by a garden restoration project at Windsor and has developed an impressive knowledge about plants. The Duchess of Cambridge talks with exhibitors at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show “‘I do remember that,” she said. “And the children had to go out and empty them.”She also revealed that, despite having been an ardent listener of Sir Terry Wogan’s BBC Radio 2 breakfast show, she now tunes in to his successor, Chris Evans.The Queen met the DJ as she toured his Taste Garden and told him he was on her radio on Monday morning.He said: “She said ‘I was listening to you this morning’, because it was the Chelsea flower show.””She loved the garden, she was here for a while.” She has taken such an interest in the regeneration of the gardens at Frogmore House that for her 90th birthday last year, her friends gave her plants for the new beds.And as a result of her new passion, the Queen was said to have been unusually animated while visiting the world famous flower show.Robert Hillier, chairman of Hillier Nurseries, one of the country’s leading horticultural suppliers, has met the Queen on several occasions but revealed that he was taken aback by her sudden interest and in depth knowledge of the subject. The Duchess of Cambridge tries a tomato in Chris Evans Taste Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower ShowCredit:WPA Pool The Queen was said to have loved looking around the Chelsea Flower ShowCredit:JULIAN SIMMONDS The Queen meets Mary Berry at the Chelsea Flower ShowCredit:JULIAN SIMMONDS 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.last_img read more

Kidnapped California woman found tied up at the side of a road

first_img 23 Comments Share26 Tweet Email1 Thursday 1 Dec 2016, 11:34 AM Image: Facebook Short URL Kidnapped California woman found tied up at the side of a road was branded by captors Sherri Papini was abducted while jogging and found three weeks later. Dec 1st 2016, 11:34 AM By Associated Press Image: Facebook A CALIFORNIA WOMAN abducted while jogging was branded by two female captors who kept their faces covered during the three weeks they held her.A sheriff investigating the case made the announcement yesterday in seeking the public’s help to solve a crime that has riveted and unnerved the community.The Spanish-speaking suspects also kept the head of 34-year-old victim Sherri Papini covered at times, limiting her ability to provide descriptions so authorities could draw sketches, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said at a news conference.The abductors may have been trying to humiliate and wear down Papini by branding her and cutting off her long hair, Bosenko told Good Morning America.“I would think that that was some sort of either an exertion of power and control and/or maybe some type of message,” he said, emphasising that the brand was a message, not a symbol.At the news conference later in the day, the sheriff said authorities still lack a motive for the abduction.“We do not know if she was a specific target or if this was a random abduction,” he said.Bosenko declined comment on where Papini had been branded or where she was held by her captors. A missing sign for Sherri Papini appears along Sunrise Drive in Mountain Gate, California Source: Andrew SengHe said he is not sharing all the details of the investigation and asked for the public’s help in finding the two women, saying authorities are trying to do a sketch of the suspects based on Papini’s limited recollections.Papini told investigators the younger woman had long curly hair, thin eyebrows and a thick accent. The older suspect had straight black hair with some gray and thick eyebrows.CautiousThe sheriff warned residents to remain cautious until the suspects are identified.Papini, the mother of two small children, disappeared while jogging 2 November near her home in Redding, about 140 miles north of Sacramento. She was released near Interstate 5.Her husband Keith Papini has said his wife was covered with bruises and burns and was chained at the waist and wrists when she was found.In a written statement to Good Morning America, he also addressed social media chatter doubting his wife’s story of abduction and assault.“Rumors, assumptions, lies, and hate have been both exhausting and disgusting,” he wrote.The sheriff has said the case is puzzling for a number of reasons, including motive. He said no ransom demand was made and the Papinis are of modest means. The roadside along which Sherri Papini was found. Source: Andreas FuhrmannBosenko told the AP on Monday that investigators have no reason to doubt the harrowing tale told by Sherri Papini.Keith Papini said his wife weighed just 87 pounds and the bridge of her nose was broken when she was tossed from a vehicle along the interstate with her hands restrained and a bag over her head.Bosenko said Sherri Papini was unable to recall any details about her abduction when first questioned soon after being found.He said victims of traumatic experiences sometimes suffer from memory loss regarding the events.Read: Woman found chained at side of road after disappearing while jogging three weeks ago 51,798 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Pammessinian Brotherhood Papaflessas celebrates 60th anniversary

first_imgOn Saturday 23 March, the Pammessinian Brotherhood Papaflessas celebrated its 60 year anniversary at Merrimu Receptions.It was a full house, with people of all ages turning out to honour the brotherhood’s role in the preservation and spreading of Greek culture, as well as its members’ work within the broader community.Present on the night were a number of official guests including President of the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Bill Papastergiadis, as well as former Victorian government ministers John Pantzazopoulos and Nick Kotsiras, and Labor Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos.Brotherhood president Betty Dimitropoulou welcomed all in attendance, with Kyriakos Gold the MC on the night.READ MORE ABOUT THE MESSINIANS: Bringing back the age-old tradition of the Greek Australia Day picnicGuests enjoyed a four-course dinner and were entertained by dance groups as well as Rythmos Band.It was of course no coincidence that the anniversary was celebrated on 23 March; the date is of particular historical significance, given it was the day that Kalamata was liberated from Ottoman control.See below our gallery of photos from the night: READ NEXT: The politics of transition in Greek Australian community organisations Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Ikea Pokes Fun at Apples 6K Mac Pro With Cheeky Cheese Grater

first_imgIntroducing the new Mac Pro n Cheese— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) June 3, 2019 The ad calls out the Mac Pro with subtle hints: To start, IKEA’s “iDEALISK” grater is placed right in the front, which nods to the Mac Pro’s bizarre cheese grater design. “iDEALISK” features a lowercase “i,” which mimics Apple’s product branding for the iPhone or iPad. Topping off this funny ad is the affordable price: For only $2.30, you can get a similar cheese grater for your cheddar or swiss without forking over a ton of cash.IKEA Bulgaria and The Smarts weren’t the only ones joining in on the fun: Many WWDC attendees also couldn’t help to notice the Mac Pro’s bizarre, cheese grater appearance and shared their thoughts on Twitter.Mac Pro? Or Cheese Grater? #WWDC19— Brian Tong (@briantong) June 3, 2019 Apple recently unveiled its new $6,000 Mac Pro at the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference this week, however, not everyone is thrilled about it: IKEA Bulgaria and a European ad agency teamed up to poke fun at the tech giant’s latest product with a cheeky “cheese grater” ad.The Smarts, which is based in Sofia, Bulgaria, and IKEA Bulgaria debuted their hilarious “cheese grater” ad online, which said “Designed for apples” and roasts Apple’s Mac Pro, which could pass off as a swanky cheese grater rather than an actual computer, DesignTAXI reported. Mac Pro or more cheese??? #WWDC— Brian Olencki (@bolencki13) June 3, 2019 More on’s New Mac Pro Design Kind of Freaks Us OutiTunes Dies, Splits Into Three New Apple AppsApple TV Gets Real Video Game Controllerscenter_img iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week The new Mac Pro: No Longer a Trash Can. Now It’s a Cheese Grater— David Pierce (@pierce) June 3, 2019 Stay on targetlast_img read more

Marathon man accused of killing woman disposing body

first_imgMARATHON, FLA. (WSVN) – A Florida Keys man is behind bars after, authorities said, he killed a woman and disposed of her body.Fifty-eight-year-old Steven Matthew Wolf has been charged with second-degree murder, as well as failure to report a death and evidence tampering.According to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a fisherman spotted the victim’s nude body in a walking trail just north of the Vaca Cut Bridge in Marathon, Wednesday afternoon.Detectives found parts of a vehicle at the wooded area where the body was found, which they used to locate a van in the parking lot of the Kmart in Marathon. Wolf was detained at the scene for questioning at that time.Detectives found blood in the van that tested positive as human.It remains unclear how the victim died. She has not been identified yet, but investigators said she was between 50 and 60 years old and had shoulder-length sandy brown hair and blue eyes.Wolf is being held without bond. The investigation continues.If you have any information on this case, call Monroe County Crime Stoppers at 800-346-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Toy Story 4 shows how far Pixars animation has come

first_img Toy Story 4, in theaters now, brings back familiar characters like Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and Jessie (Joan Cusack) alongside new toys like Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves), Forky (Tony Hale), Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key) and Bunny (Jordan Peele). Picking up where Toy Story 3 left off, Andy has passed his beloved toys to Bonnie, who’s getting ready to start kindergarten. She’s nervous about school, and Woody wants to help by tagging along, even though toys aren’t allowed. His decision ultimately leads the gang on a journey far from home as Woody does everything he can to keep Bonnie happy.Over the last two decades, advancements in Pixar’s animation tools have allowed it to create scenes and characters that wouldn’t have been possible in earlier films, such as Hank the octopus’ intricate movements in 2016’s Finding Dory and that opening rain scene in Toy Story 4. Still, Pixar has made sure to stay true to the look and feel of characters in each sequel. That’s no simple task. Because software evolves from movie to movie, filmmakers have to rebuild the characters every time.”If we try to use Toy Story 2 Woody, it’s like putting a CD-ROM into a Blu-ray player,” director Josh Cooley says. “It just wouldn’t work.”toystory45ce40d042d373We’re introduced to new characters like Forky in Toy Story 4. Disney/Pixar After re-creating the characters, animators enhance them and add far more detail. In Toy Story 4, for example, they added fibers and weave to Woody’s clothing, and characters like Andy have a more smooth, realistic appearance. Filmmakers reference previous films to ensure visual consistency and check that characters animate the same way they always have. “We’ve created this world,” says production designer Bob Pauley. “We don’t want to mess with it.”Raising the barToy Story 4, which lands in US theaters June 21, opens with a flashback scene from nine years ago showing pouring rain outside Andy’s house. The incredibly realistic storm scene wouldn’t have been possible in earlier films, Pauley says. In fact, in the first Toy Story movie, filmmakers wanted to create a rainstorm in the scene where Woody and Buzz are trapped in Sid’s room. But they were limited by both the technology and experience on the team.So they came up with a compromise. Instead of showing pouring rain outside, they created shots showing rain dripping on the window from inside the bedroom. That way, they could more vaguely illustrate that it was raining outside without having to create the droplets.”It was every bit as emotional and important to the storytelling, but we just used a creative way to not have to do rain,”  Pauley says.antique-01The antique shop features millions of objects. Disney/Pixar More advanced effects tools available today allowed Pixar to create realistic rain droplets in Toy Story 4’s opening sequence. Dust can also be added for atmosphere on floors, cabinets and rafters, and cobwebs add an ominous touch to darkened nooks and crannies. Shots of an antique mall were also an opportunity for Pixar to push its limits by creating millions of objects such as lamps, dishes and toys to create a realistic image of a crowded shop. 2 More Toy Story 1:49 Pixar’s Toy Story 4 brings new characters, cutting-edge… 2019 movies to geek out over Comments Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Tags Perhaps the biggest development since the first Toy Story is how images involving light are rendered. In the first film, creating a simple reflection off a mirror took about half a day to set up, says global technology supervisor Bill Reeves. Today, it’s essentially automated. A mirror simply has to be modeled with a reflective surface and tagged in the right way. Whereas before the work was in adding the reflections, the difficulty now lies in removing them if they’re distracting in a scene.Producer Jonas Rivera says they’ve pushed the bar on Toy Story 4, but they’ve also maintained visual consistency. “Our hope is that if you watched all [the movies] back to back, they would still have a continuity,” Rivera says. “You would definitely see the progression, but we worked hard in the art department in the way we shot the film to maintain that connectivity.”End of an era?Many critics and viewers thought Toy Story 3 was a perfect (albeit heartbreaking) ending to the film franchise. Which is why it came as a surprise to some people — including the filmmakers — that there would be a fourth installment. TOY STORY 4Enlarge ImageThe toys are back for another adventure — and maybe the last. Disney/Pixar “All of us have felt that each of these Toy Story movies were the end when they happened, so all of us are a little surprised even that we were making 4,” says producer Mark Nielsen. Still, Rivera, Nielsen and Cooley say this could in fact be the final Toy Story film. Even Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, has said Toy Story 4’s ending is “a moment in history.” (In other words: Get your tissues ready.) And, whatever it’s worth, he’s also said he could see there being a fifth film.”You never know,” Nielsen says. “But our focus has really been on making Toy Story 4 a complete film that falls in line with the others.” Share your voice Toy Story 4 review: Hilarious jokes barely save a story lacking stakes Toy Story 5 isn’t planned, but it ‘wouldn’t surprise’ star Tom Hanks Originally published June 18.  Toy Story 4 hits theaters in the US on June 21. Disney/Pixar In 1995, when Pixar released Toy Story, the first feature-length computer animated film, the studio pushed the limits of what was possible when it illustrated rain with smudges on a window rather than individual droplets. Fast forward 24 years to Toy Story 4, and viewers will see a remarkably life-like, detailed storm that shows the impact of raindrops on objects and water gushing in the street.  Pixar’s technology has come a long way in two decades. 77 Photos Pixarlast_img read more

AMS School of Informatics sets up smart classrooms

first_imgVidyanagar: AMS School of Informatics, a unit of Durgabai Deshmukh Mahila Sabha, with the objective of empowering girls in management education, installed smart boards in the classrooms, a computer lab with latest configured systems, a library with 3500 volumes ,10000 titles,20 national and international journals in addition to digital library and qualified faculty with experience. MBA introduced in 2008 is affiliated to Osmania University and approved by AICTE with the strength of 120. The college says it is networking with industries through MoUs to facilitate internships, projects and placements for students.last_img

Google Pixel 4 design leaked Innovative gesture navigation technology tipped

first_img Close Google Pixel 3 XL leaked photos hint at notch display, wired USB-C buds The tech world is taking leaps with newer inventions every now and then to improve the user experience and most importantly to create a benchmark in the competitive industry.Leaks are quite common for tech crazy people expecting more from every new introduction in the tech industry. When it comes to smartphones, even the company engineers face difficulties to cope up with magnificent designs portrayed by the leaks. But when it comes to the craftsmanship of Google flagship phones, the leaks and speculations are unstoppable because of larger expectations of the fans from the benchmark creator.Leaks and rumours about the Google Pixel 4 have been flooding the internet after Google recently addressed the leaks. The latest update about the flagship came from the images of some Pixel 4 screen protectors circulating on the internet. Google Pixel 4 leaksgoogleThe circulating picture of the screen protector shows the front bezel with dual camera lids on one side and multiple sensor alignments to the other side of the bezel. The additional punch holes in the head increase the expectations that the phone might support the latest small radar sensors that Google is working on. The radar sensors will be the next-gen invention that would allow full sync gestures and a touch-less experience. Considering the leaked image, the phone is expected to come with a fully curved 5.6-inch display with almost bezel-less sides.The Google Pixel fans are revolving around expectations and rumours about advanced camera tech, better specs, and Android Q. There was also an outburst of leaks that stated that the phone might pack in a Snapdragon 855 Plus booster for smooth processing.  Google Pixel 4 leaksGoogleWith the expected launch date still far away, the leaks are enhancing the anxiety and enthusiasm among the people. As being the most awaited phone of 2019, there might be more intriguing leaks for the fans and at the same time, there are expectations for a realistic and a fully packed futuristic phone by the manufacturers. There is no doubt that there is lots more to come when it comes to Pixel 4 leaks. Stay tuned for updates.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:37Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:35?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 …last_img read more

Modis oneman show triumphs again in state polls

first_imgIndia’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reuters file photoSensing his party’s drive for votes in India’s most politically prized state had stalled, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared his schedule and thrust himself into the heart of the battle.“Our election campaign has hit a roadblock,” Modi told campaign managers and two federal ministers in Delhi last month, a week before the sixth of seven phases of voting was to begin in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.“I don’t want to feel that I could have pushed myself a little more,” Modi was quoted as saying by a close aide who attended the meeting.For three full days the leader of the world’s largest democracy camped out in the holy city of Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, walking the ancient streets and stopping at Hindu temples to seek blessings, despite warnings from aides about his security and the risk to his reputation had his party come up short.On Saturday the gamble paid off: Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) scored a thumping victory in Uttar Pradesh, home to one in six Indians, winning the biggest majority in the state for any party since 1977.The triumph vindicates Modi’s decision to turn the campaign into a referendum on his own performance after his shock decision last November to abolish high-denomination banknotes, a move he framed as a fight for the poor against the corrupt rich.“We were always nervous that overexposing the prime minister in the final stages of the election could make us look desperate,” said Keshav Prasad Maurya, the BJP’s state leader in Uttar Pradesh.As it turned out, Modi’s victory confounded even the most bullish voter surveys. The BJP won 312 of the 403 seats in the state assembly and, with 39.7 percent of the vote, almost matched its showing in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 general election, when it claimed the biggest parliamentary majority in three decades.“Modi’s magic has destroyed the opposition and silenced sceptics in the party,” Maurya told Reuters on Saturday, as the scale of the victory became clear.TWO-TERM MODIThe win clears a path to victory for Modi at a 2019 general election, and gives him a free hand to consolidate his grip over a state that sends the highest number of federal lawmakers to parliament.That has raised hopes among investors that the BJP will embark on a round of new reforms to boost growth in Asia’s third-largest economy, and try to tackle the corruption and red tape that has long undermined India’s potential.Economists now expect Modi to launch initiatives aimed at flushing out ill-gotten gains from real estate, gold and campaign finance.But they caution that his biggest task remains transforming India’s economy into one that creates enough jobs for an emerging generation that is desperate to give up life on the farm for a more prosperous future.“Jobs is the biggest risk,” said Rajiv Kumar, an economist at the Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research. “That’s where he has to focus very hard and it could mean reforms as radical as demonetisation.”Modi’s BJP now heads the government in states where more than half of Indians live, while the Congress party, which has ruled India for most of the 70 years since independence, leads in regions covering less than 8 percent of the population.Success will increase the pressure on Modi to provide for an increasingly aspirational nation of 1.3 billion people, half of whom are aged 25 or under.“He has to do a very delicate tightrope walk between being reformist and populist,” said Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay, a journalist and biographer of Modi. “The problem in India is that people think reforms are pro-rich.”COMMUNAL TONEModi relied on his own charisma to clinch crucial votes in poor and agrarian Uttar Pradesh, but his campaign manager Amit Shah also takes credit for fielding the right candidates in a region where many people vote along caste and religious lines.Critics accuse Shah and Modi of “social engineering” and of switching to a more communally divisive tone to fire up their Hindu base as voting, staggered over the course of a month, progressed.Shah vowed to construct a Hindu temple on a razed mosque site and ban the slaughter of cows, worshipped by millions of Hindus.On the campaign trail, too, Modi played up religious divisions by asking why the state government ensured there were no power cuts in the Muslim holy month of Ramadan but not during the Hindu festival of Diwali.Still, the BJP likely collected minority votes, including Muslim women whom he courted by questioning an Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives with three simple words.“The results prove that Muslims and backward caste groups voted for the BJP,” said R.K. Mishra, a political analyst in Lucknow, the state capital of Uttar Pradesh.last_img read more

Netflix to Launch Comedy Radio Channel on SiriusXM

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The Netflix comedy channel will be exclusive to SiriusXM. It marks the streaming-video company’s entry into audio programming — and the first time it has worked with an outside subscription-media provider to create a Netflix-branded product, according to the companies.Over the past two years, Netflix has aggressively moved into acquiring stand-up comedy specials. It reportedly paid big-name comedians including Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $20 million per special. Other top comedians who have released Netflix specials include Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Ali Wong, Ricky Gervais, Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney, and Jerry Seinfeld (whose latest season of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” also is on Netflix).Content from those comics is expected to be featured on Netflix’s SiriusXM channel, along with other Netflix stand-up specials from comedians including: Gabe Iglesias, Joe Rogan, Trevor Noah, Bo Burnham, Bill Burr, Marc Maron, John Mulaney, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Burress, Mike Birbiglia, Jo Koy, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Jim Jefferies, and Anthony Jeselnik.Netflix’s original programming for the new SiriusXM channel, in terms of talent format, is still under discussion between the companies.In addition, the SiriusXM channel is expected to include programming from Netflix’s comedic talk shows, although the specific details are still yet to be determined. Shows on Netflix in this category include “The Break with Michelle Wolf,” “Norm Macdonald Has a Show,” and “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman.”Among Netflix’s other punches into comedy, the company last week announced a comedy-event series set to launch in 2019 featuring 47 comedians from 13 regions around the world. It also recently launched “The Comedy Lineup,” a series of 15-minute specials featuring a range of up-and-coming comedians.Pictured above: Chris Rock in his “Tamborine” comedy special on Netflixcenter_img Netflix is getting into the radio biz: The streamer has entered into a pact with SiriusXM to launch a 24-hour comedy channel set to debut by January 2019.For Netflix, the channel on SiriusXM will be a promotional vehicle for its broad lineup of stand-up specials from comedians including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer and Jerry Seinfeld. The company also plans to create original content for “Netflix Is a Joke” — a working title for the channel, which is the tagline for its marketing campaign around comedy — with affiliated comedians talent.“Netflix is producing an incredible amount of world-class comedy programming from top global talent that will become the backbone of our new SiriusXM/Netflix channel,” Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer for SiriusXM, said in a statement.last_img read more

Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

first_imgApril 21, 2014 Enroll Now for Free 2 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Nowcenter_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. If Google were to buy Square, how many billions would we be talking here? It’s Silicon Valley’s version of pin the tail on the donkey.Tech behemoth Google is reported to be in talks to scoop up mobile-payments company Square, according to a report in today’s Wall Street Journal. Square previously had conversations with Apple and eBay’s PayPal, but they never materialized into anything serious, the Journal reported.  San Francisco-based Square, for its part, flatly denied the report, admitting only that it could imagine being desired by many tech companies.Related: Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments”We are not, nor have we ever been in acquisition talks with Google, and while we appreciate that Square may be an attractive target for some companies, we have never seriously considered selling to anyone or been in any talks to do so,” said a Square spokesperson in an email to by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey in 2009, Square allows merchants to accept payments on their mobile phone or tablet with a small hardware attachment called a “dongle.” The company, which currently does business in the U.S., Canada and Japan, collects 2.75 percent of every transaction. Related: Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Readerlast_img read more

Madhya Pradesh Tourism promotes three new travelling experiences

first_imgMadhya Pradesh Tourism will soon offer three new experiences to the inbound and outbound travellers.Hari Ranjan Rao, Managing Director, MP Tourism, said, “Going forward, the State Tourism Department is planning to open up trekking at Tamia hill station near Pachmarhi, cruise safari at Satpura Tiger Reserve and an aqua-ski resort at Sailani Island, 60 km from Hanuwantiya.”Tamia is a picturesque location in the Satpura ranges and offers one of the most spectacular spots of the area thus attracting adventure seekers and nature lovers.The tourism department will come up with an Adventure and Camping policy highlighting Forest Recreation Rules, mentioned Tanvi Sundriyal, Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism.With respect to Hanuwantiya, Rao added, “Madhya Pradesh Tourism has notified a master plan for the sustainable development of Hanuwantiya covering the nearby 15-20 villages. Such destinations can develop fast if private players are promoted to invest. Besides, we won’t allow the mushrooming of concrete and will aim to make it plastic-free zone.”Around 7.40 crore tourists visited Madhya Pradesh in 2015. The Chief Minister has also recently announced to form a Tourism Cabinet in the state.last_img read more

Geroskipou beachfront facelift underway

first_imgTHE winning tenders of three beach bars situated along Geroskipou municipal beach will be decided next Tuesday, and work on them is due to be completed in the second week of July, according to the local mayor.Michalis Pavlides told the Cyprus Mail on Tuesday that the month-long tender process for three beach bars (kiosks) concluded on Monday, when the submitted envelopes were opened.“They will now go before the council (next Tuesday) to decide if everything is OK and criteria met and we will make a decision,” he said.Pavlides said that professional companies from Paphos have applied for the individual kiosks, which will serve drinks and snacks, including alcohol, and will be open every day all year long.Each new area is around 220 square metres and 80 square metres of each space will consist of toilets, changing rooms and showers.The first will be created at ‘Riccos’, with the second 250 and the third 300 metres further along the beach.In the future, the municipality will add another two kiosks along the stretch, they have already rented the space from the government, said the mayor.“We will go ahead with this in two years, they will be positioned along from where the last kiosk is currently placed,” he said.The stretch of Geroskipou municipal beaches has the official name of Aphrodite beach and it has a long history, noted Pavlides. The name Geroskipou derives from the classical Greek ‘Hieros Kipos’ meaning ‘Sacred Garden’.“In ancient times it used to be an extensive area of beautiful gardens, dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite. People used to walk here to make some offering, hence the name.”Two hundred and fifty indigenous trees to Cyprus will also be planted in the area next month to help provide shade. And a wider project to renovate and reinvigorate the sea front area will also get underway in September.“We are also going to create other things in the area, there will be a children’s play area, a large new parking area, roads, lights and so on. It will change completely which will be beneficial for both tourists and locals.”The €2m price tag is being covered by the municipality.“We wanted to avoid doing any other work during the summer,” Pavlides said.In addition, six breakwaters have been completed in the sea off the coast at a cost of €3m – the government paid 70 per cent and the municipality 30 per cent, he added.A study for the next phase of breakwaters which will run from Geroskpiou up to Paphos municipality beach of Ta Bania, has been completed and is now with the environmental department to study.“We hope they will do this by the end of the year and work on this part of the project may start in 2020”.The mayor said that the 4,000 to 5,000 or so visitors to the beach at summer peak time weekends will increase to at least 8,000 with the implementation of the upgrades.“Geroskipou was again awarded two blue flags for our beaches and next year we will hopefully get a third for a newly organised area,” he said.You May LikeHealthZapHe Donated His 80-Year-Old Monkey Toy To A Museum And Met His Long-Lost CousinHealthZapUndoWorldChaChaTop 10 Most Beautiful Cities In The World 2018WorldChaChaUndolinartakiThe pros and cons of paying off your mortgage earlylinartakiUndo Morphou bishop now claims gay men have a ‘nasty smell’UndoLED-lighting the way by 2020UndoBritain preparing for a no-deal BrexitUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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