Toronto army reservist faces seven counts of voyeurism

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian military has laid seven charges of voyeurism against a full-time army reservist in Toronto.A military spokesman says the charges against Master Warrant Officer Mardie Reyes come after someone allegedly videorecorded fellow service members in secret at two local armouries.The recordings were purportedly made in a women’s washroom at Denison Armoury, and in a changing room at Moss Park Armoury, between May 2012 and June 2016.That is when the recording device was found, sparking an investigation.Officials say Reyes is a 26-year military veteran who deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to the Philippines in November 2013 to help with relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan.The case is being handled through the military justice system, including a potential court martial.Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance has promised a zero-tolerance approach to sexual misconduct in the ranks, including possible release for those who are found guilty of such behaviour.last_img read more

Feds begin payouts to informants for offshore tax intelligence

first_imgOTTAWA — The federal government has begun making payments to secret informants for intelligence that has so far brought in more than $19 million from offshore tax evaders.Newly released documents say the Canada Revenue Agency issued the first payments under its offshore tax informant program between April 2018 and the end of March this year.The program launched five years ago as part of the government’s efforts against international tax evasion.The revenue agency says it cannot disclose the specific amounts paid to informants, as that data could potentially reveal their identities.However, under the program, the reward is between five and 15 per cent of the federal tax collected in cases where the amount assessed and recouped exceeds $100,000.The new figures were recently presented to the House of Commons in response to written questions from New Democrat MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Universal Televisions The Bold Type spent 20 million in Québec and created

first_imgAdvertisement In the first season alone, $11.2 million was spent on crew and labour, while $8.6 million was spent on goods and services.  Assuming the spending pattern remains the same for Season Two and Three, the estimated economic impacts generated would be three times that from Season One, with close to $60 million spent and over 1,000 jobs created.Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs said, “With a world class creative and cultural sector, a talented workforce, exceptional shooting locations and the necessary studio infrastructure, there’s no better place for projects like this than here in Montreal. The film and television production industry have a noticeable impact on our local economy and provide an opportunity to showcase the creative and technical expertise of Canadians.”Christian Lemay, Business manager IATSE 667 and Christian Bergeron, Business agent IATSE 514 said, “The presence of this type of production such as Bold Type is good for our industry and for its contribution to the Quebec creative economy, not to mention the impact of this type of investment on the province’s entire economy.”Pamela Grant, Vice President, Production, Universal Television said, “Québec has become an important filming destination for us and shows like The Bold Type become a success because of competitive incentives, great crews, and access to a variety of vendors and production facilities. We are looking forward to filming more seasons of this show in a province that is so supportive of the film and television industry.”Pierre Moreau, Chief Executive Officer, Quebec Film and Television Council said, “We are thrilled that Universal Television Production has selected the province of Quebec for their TV series and continuing success. This is important to us as well as our entire industry, to generate an additional growth of 50% between now and 2020. Television is a sector we are growing as we have world class infrastructures, qualified labor, competitive tax incentives, and locations that support the needs for North America / Europe architectural and landscape diversity.”Wendy Noss, President, Motion Picture Association-Canada said, “The report released today highlighting $20 million spent in Québec and over 350 jobs created illustrates how important the film and television industry is to the provincial economy and to all of the businesses that benefit from productions like The Bold Type.”*All figures calculated in Canadian dollarsAbout MPA-Canada:The Motion Picture Association – Canada (MPA-Canada) serves as the voice and advocate of the major international producers and distributors of movies, home entertainment and television programming in Canada and is an affiliate of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The motion picture studios we serve are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.About MNP LLP:MNP is the fastest growing chartered accountancy and business advisory firm in Canada. Founded in 1945, MNP has grown to more than 70 offices and nearly 3,000 team members. MNP is a member of Praxity, a global alliance of leading business advisory firms. MNP’s Economics and Research practice is one of the largest of its kind, and its team members have an established track record in conducting economic impact and industry studies, including studies involving the film and television production industry. Examples of similar studies conducted by MNP include economic impact studies for film and television industries in jurisdictions across North America.To read the MNP analysis, click hereFollow us on Twitter Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitter MONTREAL — New data released today examined the economic impact Season One of Universal Television’s The Bold Type has had on the province of Québec. In the first season alone, the production spent close to $20 million and created more than 350 jobs.The analysis by Canada’s MNP LLP showed almost 500 businesses benefited from the production, including retailers, production facilities, security services, equipment rental companies, dry cleaners, hotels and restaurants, catering companies, automobile rental companies, alteration and repair services, and hair and make-up services. The local businesses were from communities across the province, with 38 of the communities located within Greater Montreal and the remaining 32 communities from other regions of Québec.The Bold Type is a series that tells the story of three young women living in New York City and working at a global women’s interest magazine called Scarlet. The series is inspired by Joanne Coles, the former editor in chief of Cosmopolitanmagazine. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Massive Nunavut mining project closer to reality

first_imgAPTN National NewsIt is one of the most ambitious and expensive mining projects in Canadian history.Baffinland Corporation wants to mine a huge deposit of iron ore in Nunavut.To do so, they also want to build a railway and Arctic port.Late last week, the company received a nod of approval from the territory, bringing the project one step closer to reality.APTN National News reporter Malaya Qaunirq Chapman has more.last_img

NWT and Nunavut negotiate over artifacts and storage

first_imgAPTN National NewsBefore Nunavut separated from the Northwest Territories, all of the artifacts were kepts at a museum in Yellowknife.Today, 16 years later, more than 140,000 pieces are still there.But this arrangement can’t last forever.And now Yellowknife is tired of holding onto them and Nunavut wants them back.But the problem is there’s nowhere in Nunavut to store them.Iman Kassam reports.last_img

Eerie Easter

first_imgNearly a decade after the 26-year long civil war in Sri Lanka came to a long-awaited close, the people of the island nation were crudely jolted with a series of coordinated attacks on churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. Other nationals killed in the dastardly attack include Indians, Japanese and of USA. In solidarity with Sri Lanka, other nations and world leaders extended their condolences the grieving nation. On a day of worship and cheer, memories of the civil war were wrenched back in a flash. Faraz Shauketaly, a prominent journalist, spoke about the Sri Lanka Civil War and its connection to Sunday’s attack, reiterating that in Sri Lanka, the ethnic conflict began approximately 40 years ago and finished 10 years ago. The 3-decade long war was perpetrated by mainly a group of terrorists who claimed to want independence in the northern part of Sri Lanka, is a tiny island, about 240 miles long and 140 miles wide. May 18, 2019, will mark the 10-year anniversary of the end of the nation’s civil war fought between the Sri Lanka government and its Sinhala Buddhist majority and the Tamil Tigers minority ethnic group. Warning of more attacks in Sri Lanka, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo commented that the United States will keep fighting “radical Islamic terror” in the wake of the Sri Lanka attacks. This comment very easily labels the mishap with a colour and a community that is otherwise vulnerable on the global stage. These attacks come in line with notorious attacks on churches, the latest being the fire that ravaged Notre Dame. The leaders of Sri Lanka, however, showed remarkable grit and insisted that the national suffering must not become a political game.last_img read more

DR of Congo UN keeps up efforts to revive peace talks over

According to a UN spokesperson in New York, no fighting was reported in Bunia today, although the situation remains unstable. The UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) continues its efforts to re-start negotiations between the different militia groups that have been locked in a deadly battle for control of the town, which lies in the DRC’s gold- and mineral-rich Ituri province. “No progress has been reported yet,” Hua Jiang said at a press briefing.At the diplomatic level, in the DRC capital of Kinshasa, UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Marie Guéhenno is meeting again with President Joseph Kabila to underline the importance of restraint by all sides in Ituri, the spokesperson said.Despite tightened security at camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Bunia, continuing incidents of theft and ongoing human rights violations remain a major concern, according to Ms. Jiang. “It was also reported that a 12-year-old girl was raped in front of her family,” she added.In the meantime, general humanitarian activity continues, with efforts to provide humanitarian services to IDPs in the localities surrounding Bunia. Ms. Jiang said that the Uruguayan battalion, numbering some 720 troops and acting under a peacekeeping mandate, has provided humanitarian help, working closely with humanitarian actors, as well as protected the lives of thousands of IDPs on the UN premises. read more

UN agency launches 18 million appeal for Palestinians affected by Israeli wall

The proposals, by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian people, seek to generate over 200,000 employment opportunities, and include land reclamation projects, new agricultural roads and improved water infrastructure. They also aim to revamp health care and education and build the capacity of the municipalities and village councils.”Immediate action is required to meet the needs of those affected by the construction of this barrier,” Timothy Rothermel, the Special Representative of UNDP in Jerusalem, said. “After consulting numerous community leaders and farmers who lost their land in the various municipalities, UNDP has developed a comprehensive emergency action plan.”Israel began building the barrier a year ago with a complex series of walls, barriers, trenches, and fences within the occupied West Bank, carrying out what it said, was a security operation to keep out suicide bombers. The wall has encircled and isolated many Palestinian cities and villages. When completed, this first phase will cut across roads and water networks and will form a barrier between Palestinians living on each side and their agricultural lands, water wells, urban markets and public services.The impact on agriculture is of particular concern in the governorates of Jenin, Tulkarm and Qalqilya, where the first phase is being constructed. The wall could severely constrain the delivery of basic social services and commercial exchange, especially the movements of agricultural products, Palestinian officials have said.Meanwhile, the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) today warmly welcomed news that the United States will pledge up to $26 million for that agency’s current emergency appeal, the largest single donation by any Government to UNRWA emergency appeals since they were launched three years ago.”I am delighted by this strong vote of confidence in the Agency from the Bush Administration,” Commissioner-General Peter Hansen said in a news release. The US Government has provided more than $107 million to UNRWA since October 2000, or 36 per cent of the total amount the Agency has received since then.But the agency, set up after the 1948 Arab-Israeli conflict to carry out direct relief and works programmes for Palestine refugees, warned that it remained concerned about under-funding of its appeals, with $102.9 million required for the current six-month period ending this December, and less than $3 million pledged prior to the US announcement. Unless substantial new pledges are confirmed in the next two months, further cutbacks, resulting in layoffs and reductions in food distribution, remain a real likelihood, it added. read more

Ohio State backup quarterback battle Cardale Jones with early edge on JT

Then-redshirt-freshman Cardale Jones (12) rushes the ball during a game against Florida A&M Sept. 21 at Ohio Stadiun. OSU won, 76-0.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe starting quarterback position at Ohio State is set in stone.Senior Braxton Miller ­— and his two, back-to-back Chicago Tribune Silver Footballs for Big Ten Most Valuable Player honors — has that spot locked up.But with fan favorite and coach-on-the-field Kenny Guiton out of eligibility and looking to get a shot in the NFL, the player who will fill the backup slot behind Miller is a glaring question mark during spring practice.OSU coach Urban Meyer said last week the competition has picked up between redshirt-sophomore Cardale Jones and redshirt-freshman J.T. Barrett, but said Jones has the early edge and has been running with the first team offense while Miller rehabs from shoulder surgery.Offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tom Herman echoed that sentiment Tuesday after practice.“Cardale’s done a great job,” Herman said. “He’s playing like a quarterback at Ohio State should, but through the nine practices, we just need for those guys to play to their strengths.”Barrett and Jones carry entirely different body types — Barrett is just 6 feet 1 inches tall and is listed at 225 pounds, while Jones towers above the other quarterbacks on roster at 6 feet 5 inches and is a solid 250 pounds. Jones’ strong arm is his identity, while Barrett is more a finesse player who focuses on getting the ball to his receivers on time. Getting each player to understand that, Herman said, is half the battle.“I tell those two guys a lot of the time, ‘Just be you.’ Their strengths are so different,” Herman said. “I tell J.T., you get paid — and he gets paid a scholarship, that’s what I’m talking about — to make great decisions, to get the ball out of your hands and be accurate. You’re not going to grow (physically) … Cardale is 6 foot 5 and 250 pounds and can throw it through that wall.”The only quarterback on the roster with game experience other than Miller is Jones, who played in three games of mop-up duty last season after the outcome of those games had already been decided in favor of the Buckeyes.Barrett redshirted last season while recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus that ended his senior season at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas.The opportunity to further develop each player with Miller out is both a good and bad thing, Herman said. The good: each young guy gets an opportunity to get snaps with the first team offense. The bad: Miller is missing out on vital practice time in his own progression as a player.“Is it frustrating? Yes,” Herman said of not being able to fully work with Miller. “But I think if you dwell on what you can’t do with him, you forget or maybe you don’t do justice to the things that we’re trying to do with him.”Among those things are having a camera on his hat as Miller watches plays unfold in practice, and reviewing them with Herman and Meyer at the end of the day to learn more about what the defensive unit is doing.“Braxton stands behind (the other quarterbacks) and gets all the mental reps like Kenny Guiton used to last year,” Meyer said after practice March 18.That’s as important a step as any, Herman said.“Right now I can tell in the meetings he’s more engaged,” Herman said of Miller. “And I’ll say this again. Braxton, in my opinion, has always been very football smart. You don’t get to do the things you do on a football field without understanding what’s going on.”But with how injury-prone OSU’s starter was last year — Miller sprained his MCL early in OSU’s 42-7 win against San Diego State Sept. 7 and missed the next two games, and also missed time in the team’s Orange Bowl loss to Clemson — having a solid backup like Guiton is vital.While Jones has impressed enough to earn the majority of the first-team reps, he was inaccurate Saturday in the first team scrimmage of the spring — one the defense won.“It was a ‘This is my first scrimmage on a winner-loser day, running as quarterback with the first offense at the Ohio State University and I’m nervous as hell,’” Herman said on Jones’ performance. “And it showed.”But a day like that is all part of the maturation process, Herman said, and isn’t symbolic of what either man has done so far in spring practice.“What they showed on Saturday was not indicative of the previous four practices or (Tuesday’s) practice,” Herman said. “Everything about spring ball is a learning experience. And these guys are doing that each and every rep they take.”The Buckeyes are set to take on Navy in their first game of the season Aug. 30 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Kickoff is set for noon. read more

Handheld Group further grows its market coverage for rugged PDAs and mobile

first_imgThe Handheld Group, a manufacturer of rugged PDAs and mobile devices, strengthens its presence in the important German, Austrian and Swiss markets with the acquisition of the hardware division of its distribution partner Latschbacher. Handheld says it is the fastest growing maker of rugged handheld devices in the world, rapidly gaining market share for its smartly designed and cutting edge rugged notebooks, laptops and PDAs. Handheld has acquired TimbaTec, a supplier of rugged mobile computers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from Latschbacher. Latschbacher is a supplier of computers, software and RFID tagging equipment for the forest industry, and Handheld’s existing distribution partner in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Handheld will turn TimbaTec into two new companies, Handheld Germany and Handheld Swiss, which both will be fully owned by Handheld Group. TimbaTec’s annual revenues are today some $4 million. Handheld has gained market share for its range of smartly designed and cutting edge rugged notebooks, laptops and PDAs eight years running and was recently named as one of the 100 most innovative technology companies in the world. The new offices in Germany and Switzerland will be number seven and eight alongside the group’s existing offices in Sweden (headquarters), Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, Australia and the USA.The mining industry uses handheld computers to handle timekeeping, vehicle tracking, maintenance, supplies deliveries and real-time communication with the back office. The advantages over a paper-based system are obvious: data collectors greatly streamline job functions, data errors are reduced and labour costs are minimised.Mining takes place in harsh environment, so the computer solution has to be tough enough to withstand challenges like vibrations, dust, moisture and temperature fluctuations.  Some Handheld products that are well suitable for the mining and drilling business: Nautiz X7, Algiz 7, Algiz XRW, Nomad.“This is a strategically very important acquisition for the Handheld Group”, said Jerker Hellström, CEO of Handheld Group. “The German speaking markets are the largest and most important markets for rugged mobile computers in Europe, and we believe that we can accelerate our growth in Central Europe by applying our successful and proven business and marketing models to these two new subsidiaries.”“With TimbaTec we get a very competent team, and a valuable network of existing clients right from the start. TimbaTec has been providing Central European customers with rugged solutions for many years, and their commitment to their customers is in line with our core values.”Handheld Germany will be managed by Helmut Feurhuber and Handheld Swiss will have Andreas Hitz at the helm. As a result of the acquisition, Handheld will have local service centres in Germany and Switzerland.last_img read more

Lincoln was right Trump offers restrained version of priorities in landmark address

first_img 76 Comments But we know that America is better off, when there is less conflict — not more,” he said, promising to “find new friends, and to forge new partnerships, where shared interests align”.‘Far less dark’In Trump’s longest speech to date as president he remained largely on message, reading his planned address almost verbatim.Some women Democratic lawmakers had dressed in white for the occasion, a nod to the suffragette movement and an echo of the substantial opposition the president’s policies face.But Trump struck a compassionate tone at times, embracing family-friendly policies like paid parental leave, and even won cautious praise from Democrats for his attempt at a more optimistic vision for America and his call for unity.“This was far less dark than the inaugural speech. And he has made an attempt to reach out,” said Democrat John Larson of Connecticut.But the devil is in the details. By AFP Short URL 18,222 Views Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 7:04 AM Source: ABC News/YouTubeAccording to a CNN instant poll, 57% of Americans who tuned in saying they had a very positive reaction to the speech.Pressing his domestic agenda – and pleasing mainstream Republicans who reluctantly embraced him –Trump promised to provide “massive” tax relief for the American middle class and to repeal his predecessor’s landmark Obamacare health reform.“When you get into a job and you do it for a while you become better at it, and I think he’s improving every single day,” said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.Balancing actThe billionaire’s populist economic message was crucial in his November victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton — helping him sway voters in crucial Rust Belt states Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.Now his challenge is translating that into tangible policy steps and legislative achievements.He outlined plans for rebuilding America’s creaking infrastructure and for high-stakes tax and healthcare reform.But on all three issues, Trump faces a difficult balancing act with fellow Republicans, who control both the Senate and House of Representatives.To succeed, Trump – the consummate political outsider – may have to embrace Washington deal-making.Conservatives are desperate to pull Obamacare out by its roots, but party pragmatists are wary of dismantling a system that helped some 20 million Americans obtain health insurance.Tensions between the executive branch and the Republican-led Congress are also simmering over Trump’s 2018 budget proposal.Trump wants to hike defense spending by $54 billion, offsetting with cuts in foreign assistance and other non-military spending.On all these issues Trump offered little detail about how to meet his promises worsening the country’s nearly $20 trillion national debt.“This plan doesn’t add up. A third-grade math student can see that you’re going to blow a huge hole in the deficit if you do the things the president is talking about,” Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen told AFP.© – AFP 2017Read: Eight-year-old Texas girl shot dead minutes after surviving traffic accidentRead: UK judge blasts ‘shambolic’ and ‘cowardly’ Tunisian police at terror attack inquest Mar 1st 2017, 7:04 AM “Lincoln was right”: Trump offers restrained version of priorities in landmark address to Congress He proposed introducing an Australian-style merit-based system of immigration to reduce the flow of unskilled workers. Share95 Tweet Email1 Trump flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker Paul Ryan. Source: Alex BrandonPRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP pledged a “renewal of the American spirit” last night, as he tempered his most inflammatory rhetoric while fleshing out his nationalist agenda during a landmark speech to Congress.Transposing hardline campaign promises into a presidential key, Trump offered the most restrained and detailed explanation yet of his America-first world view.He criticised threats against Jewish community centres and condemned the seemingly racially-motivated killing of an Indian immigrant, answering calls for him to speak out.And although the 70-year-old president again promised a hard line on illegal immigration, he couched those policies in economic rather than xenophobic terms, winning sustained applause from the Republican dominated Congress.“By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone,” he said.Putting some policy meat on the bones, he proposed introducing an Australian-style merit-based system to reduce the flow of unskilled workers – and held out the prospect of a bipartisan compromise with Democrats on root-and-branch immigration reform.Trump arrived to deliver his maiden address before a chamber filled with lawmakers, Supreme Court Justices, ambassadors and generals, facing historically low approval ratings and embroiled in multiple crises.Hailing what he called a “new national pride” sweeping the country, he sought to use the pomp of the occasion and the presidential pulpit to reclaim authority and course correct after 40 difficult days.Discussing trade, Trump even enlisted the help of American icon Abraham Lincoln, echoing what the first Republican president described as “protective policy”.“Lincoln was right – and it is time we heeded his words,” Trump said. “I am not going to let America and its great companies and workers, be taken advantage of anymore.”Looking abroad, Trump softened his criticism of NATO partners and vowed to work with allies in the Muslim world.But he offered no apologies for emphasising a world order centred on the nation state.“My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America,” he said. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Mahbubnagar Water released into Koilsagar

first_imgMahbubnagar: Excise Minister Srinivas Goud on Tuesday released the water into Koilsagar canal by starting the lift motors at Undyala village of Chintakunta mandal in Mahbubnagar district on Tuesday. As the upstream Jurala project is receiving heavy inflows, the water to fill the Koilsagar project in the district has been released through the lift canal by the Minster. Devarkadra MLA Ala venkateshwar Reddy, Mahbubnagar ZPTC Chairman Swanasudhar Reddy took part in the programme by switching on the lift motors along with the Minister.last_img

ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Full Schedule DateWise Fixtures Venues and Start

first_imgTuesday, June 18England vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTOld Trafford Friday, July 5Pakistan vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTLord’s Saturday, July 6Australia vs South Africa6 PM ISTOld Trafford Thursday, May 30England vs South Africa3 PM ISTThe Oval, London Wednesday, June 26New Zealand vs Pakistan3 PM ISTEdgbaston Close Saturday, June 8Afghanistan vs New Zealand6 PM ISTTaunton Full schedule – ICC 2019 World CupDateDateMatchMatchTimeTimeStadiumStadiumDateThursday, May 30MatchEngland vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe Oval, LondonDateFriday, May 31MatchWest Indies vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateSaturday, June 1MatchNew Zealand vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSatuday, June 1MatchAustralia vs AfghanistanTime6 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateSunday, June 2MatchSouth Africa vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe Oval, LondonDateMonday, June 3MatchEngland vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateTuesday, June 4MatchAfghanistan vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateWednesday, June 5MatchIndia vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateWednesday, June 5MatchBangladesh vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateThursday, June 6MatchAustralia vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 7MatchPakistan vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateSaturday, June 8MatchEngland vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSaturday, June 8MatchAfghanistan vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateSunday, June 9MatchIndia vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateMonday, June 10MatchSouth Africa vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateTuesday, June 11MatchBangladesh vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumBristolDateWednesday, June 12MatchAustralia vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateThursday, June 13MatchIndia vs New ZealandTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 14MatchEngland vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateSaturday, June 15MatchSri Lanka vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumThe OvalDateSaturday, June 15MatchSouth Africa vs AfghanistanTime6 PM ISTStadiumCardiffDateSunday, June 16MatchIndia vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateMonday, June 17MatchWest Indies vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumTauntonDateTuesday, June 18MatchEngland vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateWednesday, June 19MatchNew Zealand vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateThursday, June 20MatchAustralia vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumTrent BridgeDateFriday, June 21MatchEngland vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, June 22MatchIndia vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateSaturday, June 22MatchWest Indies vs New ZealandTime6 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateSunday, June 23MatchPakistan vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateMonday, June 24MatchBangladesh vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHampshire BowlDateTuesday, June 25MatchEngland vs AustraliaTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateWednesday, June 26MatchNew Zealand vs PakistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateThursday, June 27MatchIndia vs West Indies Time3 PM ISTStadiumOld TraffordDateFriday, June 28MatchSri Lanka vs South AfricaTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateSaturday, June 29MatchPakistan vs AfghanistanTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, June 29MatchNew Zealand vs AustraliaTime6 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateSunday, June 30MatchIndia vs EnglandTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateMonday, July 1MatchSri Lanka vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateTuesday, July 2MatchIndia vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumEdgbastonDateWednesday, July 3MatchEngland vs New ZealandTime3 PM ISTStadiumChester-le-StreetDateThursday, July 4MatchAfghanistan vs West IndiesTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateFriday, July 5MatchPakistan vs BangladeshTime3 PM ISTStadiumLord’sDateSaturday, July 6MatchIndia vs Sri LankaTime3 PM ISTStadiumHeadingleyDateSaturday, July 6MatchAustralia vs South AfricaTime6 PM ISTStadiumOld Trafford Saturday, June 1New Zealand vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTCardiff Saturday, June 15Sri Lanka vs Australia3 PM ISTThe Oval Monday, June 24Bangladesh vs Afghanistan3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl Friday, June 28Sri Lanka vs South Africa3 PM ISTChester-le-Street Tuesday, June 4Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTCardiff Thursday, June 20Australia vs Bangladesh3 PM ISTTrent Bridge There are only two days remaining to the biggest cricket event in the world – ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. This edition of the quadrennial tournament is unique for variety of reasons. This is the fifth time this event is being hosted by England, the country where the first three editions were played. It is after a gap of 20 years that this biggest festival of cricket returns to its original abodeThe World Cup starts off on May 30 at The Oval with the hosts, who have never won the trophy despite playing the Final three times, taking on South Africa, the perennial chokers in ICC events. Defending Champions Australia start their campaign on June 1 against Afghanistan while India, two-time winners, play their first match on June 5 against South Africa.ICC 2019 World Cup – FormatThe format that will be used in the 2019 edition has been employed only once before – in 1992. It sees every participating nation playing every other and the four top teams in the points table at the end of the round-robin fixtures advancing to the semi-finals.While many have expressed their disappointment with the exclusion of minnows from the event – something that would reduce the chances of an upset and take away the opportunity of exposure to these minor nations – this format ensures that there would be hardly any predictable contests. Unlike the previous editions, the tournament would be in top gear right from the beginning as there are no easy contests for the sides. Sunday, June 30India vs England3 PM ISTEdgbaston Saturday, July 6India vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTHeadingley Wednesday, June 5India vs South Africa3 PM ISTHampshire Bowl ICC World Cup 2019 – Team India Squad FinalSunday, July 14Sunday, July 14TBD vs TBDTBD vs TBD3 PM IST3 PM ISTLord’sLord’s Sunday, June 23Pakistan vs South Africa3 PM ISTLord’s Tuesday, June 11Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka3 PM ISTBristol IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:30Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:29?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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PM Hasina asks China to exert pressure on Myanmar

first_imgChinese state councillor and minister of public security Zhao Kezhi meets prime minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Thursday, 25 October, 2018. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged China to put pressure on Myanmar so that it takes back Rohingyas who were displaced from their homeland in Rakhine state.She made the call when visiting Chinese state councillor and minister of public security Zhao Kezhi met her at her official residence Ganobhaban in the city, reports UNB.After the meeting, the prime minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.Sheikh Hasina hoped that China will play a positive and constructive role in resolving the Rohingya crisis, saying Chinese initiative will significantly help end the problem.Talking about the longest sea bridge built in China, she said Bangladesh is a riverine country and it needs to construct many bridges, seeking Chinese cooperation in this regard.Seeking more Chinese investment in Bangladesh, the Prime Minister said her government has kept aside land where Chinese entrepreneurs can develop their industries.In reply, the Chinese state councillor hoped that the investors of his country will respond to the call.He said China always supports Bangladesh as an independent and sovereign country.Highly praising dynamic leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Zhao Kezhi said Bangladesh’s development in recent years is just amazing.Noting that China itself is a developing country, he said Bangladesh has also been graduated to a developing nation.Raising the issue of terrorism, the prime minister mentioned her government’s zero-tolerance policy and recently enacted law to combat cybercrimes.In response, the Chinese junior minister Minister said his country is ready to provide necessary technical assistance to Bangladesh in this regard.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, the prime minister’s principal secretary Nojibur Rahman, the prime minister’s military secretary major general Mia Md Jainul Abedin, inspector general of police Mohammad Javed Patwary, Security Services Division secretary Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury and public security division secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin were present.last_img read more

Do We Need Male Sex Bots Telling Jokes

first_img Houston Mayor Fights Plans for Sex Doll BrothelAutonomous Sexbots Are the Future Meet Henry: He’s six feet tall, has rippling six-pack abs, tells quippy one-liners, and can sweep you off your feet for as little as $11,000.Finally, a humanoid “companion” (i.e., sex robot) aimed at women, the brooding bot is made-to-order by Realbotix.Every part of Henry is customizable—down to the size and shape of his manhood. But, unlike the female cyborgs already on the market, this life-like doll isn’t entirely automated; users will have to lend a helping hand.Designed to be anatomically correct, the silicone body is controlled through a mobile tablet app. Start a conversation with Henry, and he’ll answer questions, repeat love poems, and tell jokes.“What does a cloud with an itchy rash do?” he asked in a new video from Realbotix. “Find the nearest skyscraper.”Wow, unfunny and flaccid. Henry sounds like a real (expensive) catch.I mean, if you’re into that kinda thing… (via RealDoll/Instagram)As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, the robot costs between $11,000 and $15,600, depending on optional (and unlisted) extras.Sex robots have always been a man’s game.There’s Samantha, the “smart” sex doll built by Barcelona-based engineer Sergi Santos. And the Siri-like Harmony AI app for your on-the-go intimacy needs. Plus those artificial sex partners programmed to cure erectile dysfunction.Some companies claim to be developing male robots, but few have followed through. Which leaves women, gay men, and anyone who likes having a penis around the house wanting.“Women have the same issues of loneliness as men,” Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix, told Daily Mail. “People call them sex dolls, but mostly it’s about companionship. In this world of computers, people are missing out on human interaction.”He’s a bit empty-headed (via RealDoll/Instagram)California-based artisan doll maker Sinthetics does sell handcrafted mandroids—starting at $6,750. Want a custom skin tone, freckles, tan lines, tattoos, body hair, and nipples? That’ll be another $1,000-plus.“We are getting excellent feedback from buyers and curious people who have never seen this kind of product before,” Sinthetics told Geek last year. “The male dolls are an integral part of our business, which currently makes up about 60 percent of our sales.“This is a new product type for the industry, so we’re sure it’s just beginning to gain momentum and will continue to increase as awareness increases,” the company added.The niche market, seemingly open only to the independently wealthy (or incredibly desperate), is still in its infancy. And if these robots keep making wisecracks like Henry’s, it may stay that way forever. Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

The First Palm Phone In Years Just Got Certified

first_img Samsung’s 108MP Camera Sensor Is Coming to a Smartphone Near YouRugged BlackBerry Clone With QWERTY Keyboard Hits Kickstarter Get a little misty when you think about your old Palm Pre? Well, dry those eyes, nostalgic geeks! An unexpected check-in at the Wi-Fi Alliance ha revealed that a new Palm device is on the way.In case you were wondering when the last Palm-based phone went on sale, it’s been seven years since HP launched the Pre 3. If you can classify what happened with the Pre 3 as launching, that is. HP put it on sale in the U.K. on August 17, 2011 and announced that it was discontinuing all WebOS devices the next day.Here’s what we know about this mysterious new device so far: it’s being manufactured by the Palm Venture Group. PVG is a subsidiary of TCL Multimedia, a major Chinese electronics OEM. TCL acquired the Palm brand from HP back in 2015 — LG had already bought WebOS, the software core that powered the Pre, Pixi, and TouchPad.AdChoices广告If you were holding out hope that TCL/PVG might surprise everyone by releasing a new device running WebOS, I’m afraid I have some bad news for you. We also know that the phone is going to arrive running Android 8.1. That’s probably a wise move on PVG’s part in terms of appealing to the masses, but it’s not one that will score points with Palm die-hards.Thanks to the recent certification, it’s also known that this new Palm phone will only support 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi bands. It won’t get any benefit from your router’s (or anyone else’s for that matter) zippier 5Ghz radio. This is also a reasonably good indicator that TCL has this thing penciled in as a budget or mid-range offering.One other clue that it’ll be a lower-end device: that’s pretty much TCL’s jam. As The Verge points out, TCL also produces Alcatel phones — which are a go-to budget brand for many U.S. carriers.Other than a very broad price range and its Wi-Fi capabilities, almost everything else about this thing remains a mystery. Verizon may have more details soon. Android Police got word back in March that the company had been working with TCL on the upcoming device.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Gottlieb Lakers Shouldnt Run It Back With Dwight Howard

first_img [Pics] Man Buys House And Digs… PostFun Recommended by FacebookTwitterInstagramYoutubeRSS Feed,Download, rate and subscribe here to get the latest All Ball Podcasts and all of the Herd Podcast Network podcasts, exclusively at, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or Apple Podcasts. The Best and Worst NFL Starting… Stadium Talk [Pics] NFL Teammates Are Terrified To… Tie Breaker NBA Players Who Were Just One-Hit… The Sports Drop Promoted Storiescenter_img New NFL QB Rankings Released… The Delite | Scripps Bad Dwight Howard/Lakers Vibes; Ty Lue Laker Regrets; Guest: UC Irvine HC Russell Turner on building an NCAA Tourney giant killerThis week, Gottlieb looks at the odd fit if Dwight Howard signs with the Lakers, why Ty Lue must have some regrets on passing on the Lakers head coach now that he’s coming on board with the Clippers as an Asst. on the Clippers, and talks with UC Irvine Head Coach Russell Turner about jhis basketball journey from D III star, to coaching with Don Nelson during Steph Curry’s rookie year, his decision to take the UC Irvine job, and their upset win over Kansas State as a 13 seed in this year’s tournament. Advertisement Download, rate and subscribe here to get the latest All Ball Podcasts and all of the Herd Podcast Network podcasts, exclusively at, iHeart Radio, Google Play, or Apple Podcasts. Every NFL Stadium, Ranked From… The Sports Droplast_img read more

The 10 Most and Least Stressed States

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Share The 10 Most and Least Stressed States Affordability family Household HOUSING Median House Price state WalletHub Work-related 2018-04-04 Radhika Ojhacenter_img By Krista Franks BrockLouisianans are more than twice as stressed as Minnesotans, according to a report released Tuesday by WalletHub. After surveying Americans on 38 stress indicators, which fell under four major categories, WalletHub found life in the Bayou state is more stressed out than any other state in the nation. The four major categories considered for the study were work-related stress, money-related stress, family-related stress, and health- and safety-related stress. Respondents answered questions about issues such as how many hours they worked each week, how many hours they slept each night, and how secure they felt in their jobs. WalletHub also took housing affordability into consideration. Louisiana ranked high in all four categories for stress, coming in at No. 4 in the nation for work-related stress, No. 3 for money-related stress as well as health- and safety-related stress. The state ranked No. 8 for family-related stress. However, when it comes to housing affordability, Louisiana ranked near the middle. In fact, none of the states that ranked in the top 10 for overall stress claimed spots in the top 10 list for least affordable housing markets, according to WalletHub, which measured affordability in terms of “Median House Price/Median Annual Household Income and the Weighted Annual Fair Market Rent for 2 Bedroom Apartment as Share of Median Annual Household Income,” according to WalletHub’s communications manager. The 10 most stressed states in the nation included Louisiana, New Mexico, West Virginia, Mississippi, Nevada, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee.While it did not rank in the top 10 for overall stress, Alaska ranked highest in the nation for work-related stress. Mississippi residents appear to be the most stressed about money. Nevada residents feel more stressed about family than the residents of other states, and the state with the most health- and family-related stress is West Virginia.At the other end of the spectrum, life in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” is pretty laid back, according to WalletHub’s assessment. Minnesota ranked last for both money-related stress and health- and safety-related stress. It ranked No. 42 for work-related stress and No. 49 for family-related stress. Apart from Minnesota, the least stressful states included, North Dakota, Utah, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Colorado, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and Nebraska.While Minnesota took the top spot for least stress related to money and health and safety, North Dakota residents reported feeling the least amount of family-related stress, and Utah residents reported the least amount of stress about work. Though low housing affordability did not correlate strongly with high overall stress, there was a strong overlap between states with high affordability and low stress. Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Nebraska all ranked in the top 10 for housing affordability and the bottom 10 for stress, according to the study. The highest job security was felt in Utah, Georgia, Oregon, and Florida. On the other hand the lowest job security was reported in Wyoming, Iowa, Alaska, and Missouri.Krista Franks Brock is a writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing industries since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. April 4, 2018 648 Views last_img read more