Honda Aircraft fined 45K for citizenship job requirements

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The U.S. Department of Justice says the maker of HondaJet violated the Immigration and Nationality Act by refusing to consider or hire certain work-authorized non-U.S. citizens because of their citizenship status.The Winston-Salem Journal reports the federal department said Friday that an investigation concluded Honda Aircraft published at least 25 job postings between 2015 and 2016 that illegally required a particular citizenship status. Honda Aircraft has been fined nearly $45,000.The government says the company misunderstood requirements under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the Export Administration Regulations.The company has agreed to remove specific citizenship requirements from job postings, unless permitted by law. The settlement also requires some employees to attend training on the act’s anti-discrimination provision.The newspaper couldn’t immediately reach Honda Aircraft for comment.___Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.comThe Associated Press read more

Lower cable bills in store as CRTC axes local TV programming fee

OTTAWA — Canada’s broadcast regulator is doing away with a controversial fee charged by many cable and satellite companies to help improve local TV programming — and forcing them to stop passing the cost on to their customers.The Local Programming Improvement Fund will be phased out by August 31, 2014, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission announced Wednesday.The regulator will also require cable and satellite companies to show by this fall how they intend to remove the fees from customers’ bills, and to prove that customers have been made aware that the costs have been eliminated.“The fund was created to ensure television stations had the resources to meet Canadians’ needs for local programming,” Leonard Katz, the CRTC’s vice-chairman of telecommunications, said in a statement.“We are satisfied with the support it has provided during a difficult economic period.”[np-related]The $100-million fund was established in 2008 to support small-and mid-sized local stations as they dealt with the recession just as they were spending millions to make the transition to digital television.A total of 78 stations received $100-million from the fund in 2010, and 80 stations received $106-million last year.But the CRTC says with a recovery in full swing in the advertising sector and the transition to digital now complete, the fund is no longer needed.The plan was paid for by the cable and satellite companies, which promptly passed on the cost of the fees directly to consumers, who complained in the tens of thousands.Cable and satellite companies will be required to prepare reports by mid-September of this year, outlining how they will stop charging the fees. They’ll also have to prove that customers have been told either that the fees are being eliminated or that they were never required to pay them.The CRTC said it’s confident that small and mid-sized local stations will be able to maintain quality programming without the fund.At the same time, the regulator hinted Wednesday that is may be open to some other support mechanism for a number of CBC-Radio-Canada television stations in official-language minority communities.The commission said it will hear from the public broadcaster at its licence renewal hearing in mid-November.The Canadian Press read more

Five things you should know about Aeroplan points and Air Canadas new

TORONTO — Air Canada (TSX:AC) is saying au revoir to Aeroplan as it unveils plans to start an in-house loyalty rewards program in 2020. Here’s what that means for the five million Aeroplan members earning rewards for flying with Air Canada and redeeming points for flights with the national carrier:What happens to my Aeroplan points?Nothing. Your Aeroplan balance remains intact, unless you choose to redeem points for flights or other rewards. What changes is how you’ll earn points after June 2020 and, possibly, what you can buy with those points.——I’ve booked an Air Canada flight using Aeroplan points. What happens to my booking?Members who have already planned trips and booked flights with their Aeroplan points will still be able to travel as planned.——What points do I earn when I fly on Air Canada?Air Canada’s contract with Aimia Inc. (TSX:AIM), which runs Aeroplan, expires in June 2020. Until then, points earned for travel on Air Canada flights will be credited to travellers’ Aeroplan accounts.After that, travellers who fly on Air Canada will earn points towards the company’s own loyalty program. The same applies to travel on Air Canada’s 26 Star Alliance partners, including Air China, Lufthansa and United Airlines.——Can I still use Aeroplan points to book Air Canada flights?Members can use their Aeroplan points to book Air Canada and Star Alliance flights until June 30, 2020. Aimia says it won’t stop offering flight rewards before then.After that, the answer is unclear.Air Canada said it intends to continue allowing Aeroplan members to redeem points for seats on Air Canada flights after that time.However, Aimia CEO David Johnston said that isn’t certain yet, as there’s still discussions to be had. He said the company continues to work on alternatives for when Air Canada leaves the program, including the possibility of finding new partners.——Does this change anything about my Aeroplan credit card?TD, CIBC and American Express all offer cards connected to the Aeroplan program. The contracts with TD and CIBC expire in 2024, while the American Express contract expires in 2018. Johnston said he’s not worried about those companies following Air Canada’s lead.He said the majority of Aeroplan members earn points not through flying but rather shopping while using those affiliated cards. read more

Palaniswami writes to Modi on arrest of fishermen in Sri Lanka

A day after the arrest of five fishermen by Sri Lankan Navy, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami urged the Indian Prime Minister to take up the issue personally with the highest authorities in Sri Lanka and to bring the apprehensions at high seas to an immediate halt, Deccan Herald reported.The Chief Minister also asked Modi to direct the Ministry of External Affairs to secure the immediate release of 16 fishermen and 136 fishing boats including the five fishermen and their one mechanised fishing boat apprehended on June 18 without any delay. “It has been reported that 5 fishermen from Tamil Nadu who set out in a mechanised fishing boat for fishing on June 17 from Mandapam fishing base of Ramanathapuram District after a 61 day long fishing ban, were apprehended by the Sri Lankan Navy, while fishing in their traditional waters in the Palk Bay, in the early hours of June 18 and taken to Karainagar, Sri Lanka”, he pointed out. “My Government reaffirms its commitment to finding a pragmatic working solution and had initiated several measures with the support of Government of India”, he said adding “this necessitates an urgent intervention at the highest level of Sri Lankan administration to avert these arrests of our fishermen and to release and return the fishing boats and equipment of our fishermen in a refurbished condition so as to win the confidence of our fishing community”. (Colombo Gazette) Stating that the repeated arrest and prolonged incarceration of our fishermen create unrest among the fishermen community of Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami requested the Centre to undertake a strong diplomatic stand so as to prevent the recurrence of such incidents. read more

LeBron James enters Canadian media market joins forces with Drake

TORONTO — Drake and LeBron James are joining forces to reshape the sports media landscape in Canada.The music superstar and the Los Angeles Lakers forward announced on Tuesday a partnership to bring Uninterrupted, a digital platform for athletes, to Canada. Drake is a part owner and promoter for the platform which James began in 2015, while Scott Moore serves as chief executive officer and Vinay Virmani works as chief content officer.Moore, who resigned as network president of Sportsnet in October, says Uninterrupted Canada will not be competing with his former employers, TSN, or any other traditional media outlets.“I think it’s complementary, but it’s also a bit of a disruptor,” said Moore on Tuesday. “In trying to describe it to people it’s not a TV channel, it’s not a website, it’s not a Twitter feed. It’s a brand, it’s a content ecosystem that can appear anywhere.“It might appear in a podcast, it might appear on Instagram, it might appear on YouTube, it might appear on a television channel. But it’s the content ecosystem and the brand itself that drives the content.”Uninterrupted Canada will focus on the interests of athletes outside their field of play. When the Drake-James partnership was announced it was also confirmed that Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka would have a fashion-based property on the platform and that Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman — who was traded to New York by the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday — will have a motivational series.Although Uninterrupted Canada has clear ties to the NBA, Moore believes that many NHLers will also be interested in working with the company.“Hockey players are dying to show their personalities,” said Moore. “I’ve seen this change over the last four or five years where hockey players have started to become their own brands, to let their personalities come through. You’ve seen it in Toronto with guys like Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews, in Vancouver with Brock Boeser and Elias Pettersson.“Many professional athletes, regardless of their sport, want to build their brands. Want to have an opportunity to speak quote uninterrupted. That’s the beauty of this platform. It gives them the voice to do it.”Drake will contribute his musical talents to some major projects, either creating original songs, as a producer, or as a consultant. But he and James’s primary contributions will be their impressive network of personal and professional connections.“Obviously, it’s a gigantic advantage. The doors that open when you have two partners like that, the people that want to be involved with the platform when you’ve got two partners like that, the possibilities are endless,” said Moore. “In Canada, where there is no other brand like this, we’ve got a little bit of green field for a bit. I’m sure there will be others.“You’ve got the biggest musician in the world and, arguably, the biggest professional athlete in the world, it makes for a strong brand, that’s for sure.”Drake and James have worked together before, with both of them, as well as James’s close friend and business manager Maverick Carter, serving as executive producers on “The Carter Effect,” a documentary about former Raptors all-star Vince Carter that debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.___Follow @jchidleyhill on TwitterJohn Chidley-Hill, The Canadian Press read more

Bundesliga Round 9 RheinNeckar Lowen beat Burgdorf 160 now

7SC Magdeburg10:8 8TuS N-Lübbecke10:8 2Füchse Berlin16:2 17TV Grosswallstadt1:17 1Rhein-Neckar Löwen16:0 15TBV Lemgo4:14 14HBW Balingen-Weilstetten7:11 10TSV Hannover-Burgdorf9:9 Rhein-Neckar Lowen got their 8th win in their 8th match and now took the lead again on the table ahead of Fuchse Berlin which are 16:2. In the away game at Hannover-Burgdorf, Rhein-Neckar Lowen had a constant three-to-five goals lead throughout the whole match and in the end won with 32:26. Uwe Gensheimer had a brilliant game scoring 8 goals, followed by Petersson with 7 and Myrhol with 6 goals. Hannover-Burgdorf’s best was Morten Olsen with 6 goals.In the other games: Essen 25-37 THW Kiel, Goppingen 29-22 Lubbecke, Minden 31-31 Balingen, Gummersbach 25-24 Grosswallstadt, Neuhausen 28-28 Hamburg, Flensburg 33:22 Lemgo 9Frisch Auf Göppingen9:9 4HSV Hamburg12:4 12TSV GWD Minden8:10 16TV 1893 Neuhausen3:15 gensheimerhannover burgdorflionsloewenmyrhololsenpeterssonRhein Neckar Lowen 13MT Melsungen7:9 18TUSEM Essen0:18 6SG Flensburg-Handewitt10:4 5HSG Wetzlar11:7 3THW Kiel15:1 11VfL Gummersbach8:10 ← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL (Round 2): Fantastic Budućnost – Podravka winner of Balkan derby Next Story → ASOBAL (Round 7): Atletico Madrid blow away opponent, wins 34:13 read more

Young Greek VCE achievers

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Every ounce of hard work and dedication has paid off for VCE high achiever Eleni Papaspyropoulou, who received an ENTER score of 96.25. Only two years ago, the 19-year-old left her family in Greece to study at St John’s Orthodox College in Melbourne. Despite the difficulties and language challenges in a new country, Papaspyropoulou received the highest ENTER in her year level, as well as dux of the school. “When I saw my ENTER score at 7am on Monday morning, I didn’t believe it. I went to my mum (who has now moved to Australia) to see if it was actually the right one!” she said.Papaspyropoulou said that she was surprised that her highest mark was in ESL (41), although added that she wrote many essays and studied long hours to improve her language. “I had to show my parents that I ought to be here because they sacrificed their lives for us kids,” she said. “Everything I did and managed, I owe to the support of my family and best friend, who I stayed with in my initial 9 months in Australia.”According to acting Principal Jane Sulicich, Papaspyropoulou is one of the 39 per cent of students at St John’s College who received an ENTER score above 70. She went on to say that all students studying Greek achieved a study score above 31, including Papaspyropoulou’s brother, Raphael, who received a perfect study score of 50.Oakleigh Greek Orthodox College principal , Steve Charisis was as equally pleased with his student’s results.“Of our 44 students, 12 achieved ENTER scores close to 80 and above while approximately 50% achieved an ENTER score close to 70 and above,” he said. The highest achieving student was Christopher Piperidis with an ENTER score of 99.45, including perfect study scores of 50 in both Business Management and Physics. The school dux of the year has since been offered a full scholarship at Monash University (Clayton Campus) to study a double degree in Science/Engineering.“I’m still in shock,” he admits. “On Monday I received a call from a woman congratulating me on my scholarship and inviting me to a celebratory lunch at the Langham Hotel. They called a chauffeur to come and get three of my friends and although we underdressed (in trackies) while everyone was in suits, it was a lot of fun.”Independent Greek school, Alphington Grammar boasted its best ever result for local students.“One fifth of local students scored 90 points and over,” said principal Mike Smith. He went on to say that nearly 62% of our local students were placed in the top 30% of the state ENTER scores. Students excelled at Modern Greek also, with one quarter achieving 40 points and over.Alphington Grammar Student, Nickolas Zissis scored the highest ENTER score of the local students at 95.2, followed by school captains, Matthew Paris (93.05) and Stacey Katsaros (92.85).Katsaros hopes to study journalism at RMIT, although says that she plans to take a year off and head to Europe including Greece first.“I think you need a bit of a break really- 12 years of school is a long time,” she said.Paris, who hopes to study a double degree of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering and Business Management says that he has dreams of becoming a civil engineer and to run his own business.Doncaster secondary student, Adrian Michalopoulos attributes his ENTER score of 98 to time management and hard work. The 18-year-old spent the last two weeks of his study completing at least 10 practice exams per subject. “You also have to be consistent with your studying throughout the year,” he added. “I would advise one to two hour study sessions with 45 minutes breaks in between.” “Don’t let nothing or anyone disrupt you from your goals,” emphasised Papaspyropoulou.“Many things will happen to you during Year 12 so you have to be strong and that’s why it’s important to have a strong support base of family and friends to keep you focused.”Papaspyropoulou hopes to become a forensic psychologist- a career opportunity that she believes would not have been possible had she remained in Patras, Greece.She has applied for a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology at the University of Melbourne.last_img read more

Grâce à PocketDemo les photographes utilisent liPhone et ses atouts

first_imgGrâce à PocketDemo, les photographes utilisent l’iPhone et ses atoutsUn dock pour profiter de son iPhone lors de sessions de photographie ou de capture vidéo est disponible. C’est le DockFlash de PocketDemo.La firme PocketDemo a conçu le Dock Flash, permettant d’utiliser un iPhone avec son appareil photo Reflex numérique. Au lieu de fixer un flash externe à son appareil photo, PocketDemo a songé à ceux qui préféreront, au moins de temps en temps, connecter leur iPhone. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Il sera alors possible de géolocaliser les prises de vues, mesurer la quantité de lumière ou bien la profondeur de champ grâce à des applications dédiées ou tout simplement de disposer d’un microphone de secours lors de capture vidéo ; et enfin, autre possibilité d’utilisation du microphone, le photographe pourra commenter ses prises de vue. Le Dock Flash est vendu à moins de 40 dollars sur site PocketDemo (une trentaine d’euros), ce qui est loin d’être excessif pour ceux qui en auront l’utilité. A l’usage, d’autres pistes d’utilisation possibles pourraient également apparaître à l’usage.Le 18 avril 2012 à 10:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Online Is The New Miiverse

first_img ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Last week Super Smash Bros. Ultimate got its big snazzy new update to version 3.0. The most eye-catching addition was Joker, the first of five planned paid DLC characters and a pretty slick one at that. But even if you didn’t buy this fighter (after all his game Persona 5 isn’t even on Nintendo Switch) this update introduced long-term changes arguably more exciting than one new character in a fighting game already chock full of them.With its new ways of both creating and sharing user-made content, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has become the unexpected successor to Nintendo’s beautiful disaster of a social media experiment Miiverse.Miiverse, as you surely don’t remember, was Nintendo’s own take on a social network touted as one of the unique online features of the Wii U and later the 3DS. Each Wii U game essentially had its own channel on the service where players could talk about the game, share tips, and give a “Yeah!” to cool drawings. This content would then flow back into certain games. Splatoon lobbies were full of Miiverse posts and New Super Mario Bros. U had players pointing out where exactly they died.It was a neat idea. Not neat enough to save the Wii U, but still neat. And even better was that due to Nintendo’s total inability to actually manage a social network Miiverse was flooded with hilarious garbage posts from both children using the internet for the first time and old Nintendo fans looking to mess with them. It was glorious and we truly lost something of value when the service shut down in early 2017.Certain Miiverse features found there way into specific games. You can still post in Splatoon 2 lobbies. But for anyone willing to buy Nintendo Switch Online, the new “Shared Content” section in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate does more than any other game to replicate the Miiverse experience, albeit for one (huge) game.#SmashBros #NintendoSwitch— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) April 23, 2019For starters, the variety of content users can create gives them plenty of opportunities to express themselves. You can make Mii Fighters with different faces and costumes and movesets. The upgraded Stage Builder includes new backgrounds, gimmicks, and convenient touch screen editing options. You can edit together short video clips and add your own text. And now any screenshots you upload to social media will also be uploaded to this ecosystem.All of this content is collected not just in the game itself but also the new companion mobile app. Yes, the Nintendo Switch Online app is still a dumb way to handle voice chat. Third parties are already finding their own workarounds. But mobile is a way better way to access a social network than the Wii U and 3DS ever were. Anything that makes it easier for more of the audience to get on board just expands to potential pool of material.#SmashBros #NintendoSwitch— Jordan Minor (@JordanWMinor) April 23, 2019And boy oh boy is there already an ocean of shared content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The creativity on display ranges from awesome to hilarious to just plain bad but you’re glad it exists. You want to try out a Mii Fighter of online prophet Dril? You can! Pad out your roster to MUGEN-levels of ridiculous. Sample one of the many Steamed Hams stages and save the ones that do the most justice to the Northern Lights.Watch a video called “Toad’s Sad Death.” Marvel at the clever use of the transportation portals in a stage about defeating Thanos through his butthole. Pick a small character and chill out in a stage just for babies. Play on recreations of stages cut from past games. Watch everyone try their hardest to put Waluigi in this game in some form or another. Forget Super Mario Maker, some geniuses are even making character-specific platforming levels.If anything, the first few hours of the new Smash Bros. were too infinite, as in, too many people were making penises and racist memes over and over again for this game with Pikachu in it. Nintendo has since stepped up moderation (by actually moderating) but we fear they may have now overreached, banning nifty stages about Trans rights because of “political messages.” Boo! But users can show support for cool content but giving it a “Yeah!” (like in Miiverse) and following those creators. So hopefully good material rises to the top.Right now exploring the beautiful trash pouring out of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online community is like a whole new game unto itself. Bring things back full circle and reintroduce the Miiverse stage, this time sharing community highlights. Before, everyone was here. Now, everything is here.For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate read our review and browse our guide on every character in the game. View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. Read Wario’s Guide36. Read Snake’s Guide37. Read Ike’s Guide38. Read Pokemon Trainer’s Guide39. Read Diddy Kong’s Guide40. Read Lucas’s Guide41. Read Sonic’s Guide42. Read King Dedede’s Guide43. Read Olimar’s Guide44. Read Lucario’s Guide45. Read R.O.B.’s Guide46. Read Toon Link’s Guide47. Read Wolf’s Guide48. Read Villager’s Guide49. Read Mega Man’s Guide50. Read Wii Fit Trainer’s Guide51. Read Rosalina and Luma’s Guide52. Read Little Mac’s Guide53. Read Greninja’s Guide54. Read Mii Fighters’ Guide55. Read Palutena’s Guide56. Read Pac-Man’s Guide57. Read Robin’s Guide58. Read Shulk’s Guide59. Read Bowser Jr.’s Guide60. Read Duck Hunt’s Guide61. Read Ryu’s Guide62. Read Cloud’s Guide63. Read Corrin’s Guide64. Read Bayonetta’s Guide65. Read Inkling’s Guide66. Read Ridley’s Guide67. Read Simon’s Guide68. Read Richter’s Guide69. Read King K. Rool’s Guide70. Read Isabelle’s Guide71. Read Ken’s Guide72. Read Incineroar’s Guide73. Read Piranha Plant’s Guide74. Read Joker’s Guide75. Read Hero’s Guide76. 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Deltec Bank Donates 25000 to NEMA for Hurricane Matthew relief and recovery

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, October 24, 2016  – Deltec Bank & Trust Limited donates $25,000 to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA towards the Hurricane Matthew relief and recovery efforts.  The presentation was made at NEMA on Gladstone Road on Monday, October 24, 2016. Pictured are Captain Stephen Russell, Director, NEMA; Jean Chalopin, Deltec Bank; the Hon Shane Gibson, Minister Responsible for Recovery and Reconstruction; and Jack Thompson, Permanent Secretary. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp (BIS PHOTO/Patrick Hanna)center_img Related Items:#bankdonatestonema, #deltecbank, #helpforhurricanevictimslast_img read more

Government confirms secondary annuity market will not extend to workplace pensions

first_imgThe government has confirmed that the secondary annuity market will not extend to defined benefit (DB) workplace pension schemes.From 6 April 2017, the government will remove tax restrictions for individuals looking to sell their annuity. This will enable those with an existing annuity, as well as anyone who purchases an annuity in the future, to sell their annuity for an upfront cash lump sum or to place it into drawdown.Only annuities belonging to an individual and held in their own name will be eligible for the new freedoms.The announcement follows the government’s consultation into the introduction of a secondary annuity market, which was open to responses in March-June 2015.The consultation found that there were mixed views about whether the scope of the secondary annuity market should be limited to annuities held outside of occupational pension schemes, as proposed in the consultation document. Most respondents agreed with the scope suggested on the basis that annuities in the name of the pension scheme are scheme assets and the member does not own the annuity.Other respondents to the consultation thought that excluding annuities within an occupational pension could be seen as arbitrary, could lead to a divergence of opportunity and inequality, and would not allow the largest possible number of savers to participate.To support the secondary annuity market, there are plans to introduce a comprehensive consumer protection package to ensure people make informed decisions about their retirement savings.The Pension Wise service will be extended to cover the secondary annuity market, and the government will also work with industry and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to create a simple online tool to help annuity holders to work out the estimated value of their annuity.Ros Altman (pictured), minister for pensions, said: “Keeping an annuity will still be the right decision for the majority of people. But some were forced to buy annuities in the past that may not have been suitable for them, and I am delighted that this reform will allow more people greater choice and the opportunity of a more flexible income stream.”Tom McPhail, head of retirement policy at Hargreaves Lansdown, added: “This is welcome confirmation of a widely expected announcement, which will now give millions more pension investors greater flexibility over their retirement income.“Selling a guaranteed income will not be right for many people. Access to market competition to secure the best price and suitable information, guidance and advice should help to ensure that ordinary investors are protected and can make the best possible use of their money.”last_img read more

Meghan Trainor To Work On Girl Group TV Show

first_img Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Meghan Trainor: Best New Artist acceptance Meghan Trainor To Work On Girl Group TV Show In development at ABC, “Broken Record” will follow a four-piece girl group called the Candies nine years after they break up. The group is forced to reunite due to tragic circumstances, and now they must learn to navigate music and each other all over again.Trainor will be working alongside the masterminds behind the show’s idea, Danny Rose and Justin Sylvester, along with producer Drew Comins. Jenni Ross is set to write the script and will also serve as an executive producer.Luke Bryan Joins Katy Perry As “American Idol” Judge Email News Meghan Trainor Adds TV To Her Résumé meghan-trainor-work-girl-group-tv-show GRAMMY winner set to produce and write music for a new TV show about a musical girl groupRenée FabianGRAMMYs Sep 28, 2017 – 10:48 am Meghan Trainor is set to produce “Broken Record,” but it’s probably not what you think. It’s the latest music-themed TV drama, and the Best New Artist GRAMMY winner will not only serve as an executive producer, she’ll provide original music for the show. Facebook last_img read more

Chaka Khan Reveals First Album In 12 Years Coming Soon Drops Video

first_img Twitter The GRAMMY-winning Queen Of Funk marks her triumphant return with the second music video from her upcoming ‘Hello Happiness,’ revealing its release date as Feb. 15Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Jan 14, 2019 – 5:23 pm GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan aka the Queen Of Funk, started releasing feel-good dance music in 1973, as the lead singer of GRAMMY-winning disco/funk group Rufus. Fast-forward to 2019, 12 years since Khan’s last album, the GRAMMY-winning Funk This, she is ready to share more music with the world. Today she announced her 12th solo studio album, Hello Happiness, is due out Feb. 15, and has given fans a taste with its joyful title track.”Hello Happiness” opens with Khan singing, “Music makes me sing/ Goodbye sadness/ Hello happiness,” over an upbeat, bouncing dance beat. The video, released today and directed by Sam Pilling, adds a contrasting layer to the song, with muted ’70s-inspired colors and a plot centered around cheating lovers and a phone booth. The scenes of Khan singing into the payphone perhaps point towards making music again as a therapeutic process to overcome her own life’s challenges. It is the second single and video she has released in anticipation of the upcoming album, following “Like Sugar” last summer.”Like Sugar,” a funky dance track, was initially released as an extended version, limited edition 100-copy run for Record Store Day on April 21, 2018, seeing big-time support from dance music DJs, including two BBC Radio 1 legends, Annie Mac and Pete Tong. The single was released to the public on June 15 as the first track from Diary Records, a new sublabel under Universal Music, led by heavy-weight producer Dave “Switch” Taylor, formerly of Major Lazer, and singer/songwriter Sarah Ruba Taylor.The announcement on Khan’s website shares the album will also be released by Diary Records, and its tracks were produced by Switch. It also reveals Khan’s collaboration with Switch and Ruba Taylor began in an organic way, before she was planning on recording a new solo album.”Chaka Khan first collaborated with Switch and Ruba Taylor as a potential featured artist on a different project. Inspired by the power of both her voice and personality, the duo suggested working on an original Chaka Khan album – something which she didn’t have in mind. But she was soon convinced when she heard some of Switch and Ruba Taylor’s songs, which coincidentally were influenced by Chaka Khan but written for their own project,” the statement reads.Most recently, Khan served as the Grand Marshall for the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1. In 2018 she performed at a handful of big events, including Joni 75, a tribute to the GRAMMY-winner Joni Mitchell on her 75th birthday, and Aretha Franklin’s funeral in honor of the Queen Of Soul’s legacy.Khan received her first GRAMMY nomination and win for her band Rufus’ 1974 hit single, “Tell Me Something Good,” at the 17th GRAMMY Awards. As her career progressed with the group and then with her solo releases, she received more nominations and wins over the years, most recently for her last album, Funk This, which won Best R&B Album, along with a win for its single “Disrespectful,” at the 50th GRAMMY Awards.Perhaps her new album will not only help get the world dancing even just a little bit more, but also give the Queen Of Funk a chance to return to the GRAMMY stage.Quincy Jones To Receive Special Achievement Honor From The African-American Film Critics AssociationRead more Chaka Khan To Release First Album In 12 Years chaka-khan-reveals-first-album-12-years-coming-soon-drops-video-title-track-hello Facebook Email Chaka Khan Reveals First Album In 12 Years Coming Soon, Drops Video For Title Track “Hello Happiness” News last_img read more

VIDEO School Committee Candidate Jay Samaha Discusses His Campaign With WCTV

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Community Television Executive Director Shaun Neville recently interviewed Wilmington School Committee candidate Jay Samaha as part of WCTV’s 2019 Candidate Conversations series.Learn about Samaha’s background in town, his qualifications, why he’s running, what he would bring to the board, and what he feels are the most important issues currently confronting Wilmington’s school system.Samaha, along with incumbent Jo Newhouse and Jesse Fennelly, are running unopposed for three three-year seats on the School Committee at the April 27 Town Election.Watch the 6-minute interview, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: School Committee Candidate Jesse Fennelly Discusses His Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”VIDEO: School Committee Member Jo Newhouse Discusses Her Campaign With WCTVIn “Videos”A VOTER’S GUIDE To The Wilmington School Committee RaceIn “Government”last_img read more

Four out of five watch TV as recreation

first_img.Watching television is the favourite pastime of youth. A total of 80.6 per cent of them say they watch TV as recreation in their spare time. In other words, every four out of five watch TV the most in their free time. That doesn’t mean they spend the entire day in front of the TV.The second favourite way to spend their time is ‘adda’, or hanging out with friends. But there is a wide gap between the two, a 50.4 per cent difference. Hanging out with friends comes much below watching TV in priority.According to the survey, the third most popular recreation is to spend time with family. A total of 43 per cent of the young people spend their spare time in this manner.After this is social media and sleeping. That is not a negligible number either, with 41 per cent enjoying their time in this manner.Then 31 per cent of the youth spend time reading newspapers, 30 per cent reading books, 24 per cent in sports, and 24 per cent watching sports of TV. And 21 per cent of the youth spend time on the internet.In order to keep crime and violence in check and ensure good health for the youth, the UN General Assembly recognizes the importance of activities carried out in the spare time. Based on this, the youth were asked what they did in their leisure. This was the answer.The next question naturally arises, what do they watch the most on TV? Most of them apparently watched the news the most, 87.7 per cent of them. Many also watched drama series, 70.5 per cent. And 42.6 per cent watched movies on TV. Lowest on the popularity scale of TV programmes among the youth were TV talk shows.Also Read: One out of four plays sportsIn youth surveys all over the world, the majority of the respondents said they watched TV in their spare time. There are numerous surveys on the negative impact of excessive TV. In fact, UNESCO carried out an extensive survey on the impact of watching TV way back in 1961. A cautionary note had been issued about the impact of TV children and youth.After TV being on the top of the popularity list for years and years, it now has a strong contender, social media. This has spread all over the world. Prothom Alo’s survey indicates that even though TV may be the most liked, the young people are spending a huge amount of time in chatting over the internet. On average they watch 85 minutes of TV per day, and chat for 80 minutes on the internet. Then there are a great many who do both at the same time.According to the survey, four out of every 10 spend from half an hour to one hour, and 11 out of 100 spend over two hours watching TV. That means, on average, they watch TV about 85 minutes per day. This covers students, non-students, married and non-married young persons and youth of all levels of education. Whether they have the opportunity to use the internet or not, persons of all socio-economic status and of all class and professions, normally watch TV in their free time.Professor of the national mental health institute and hospital Tajul Islam spoke to Prothom Alo on the propensity of the youth to spend time watching TV and on social media. He said, to develop fully as an adult, a young person needs physical, mental, social, moral, intellectual, sexual and spiritual growth. But spending so much time with TV and the social media, the youth are less into sports and physical activities. This hampers their physical development and lowers their resistance to disease. They even are confused at times between the real world and the virtual world. As a result, they lose their decision-making abilities and creativity.An analysis of the survey also revealed that healthy pastimes such as reading books and newspapers and playing sports, has lost importance among the young. These have been replaced by TV and the social media. TV is known as the ‘idiot box’ the world over as it shrinks people’s though process and imagination. The American writer, comedian and movie star Groucho Marx once remarked, “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”The survey shows that 80.5 per cent of the respondents consider TV as the primary source of the day’s news and other information. Half of that (50.4%) say their source of daily news and information is their friends. The next common source is social media sites Facebook and Twitter (40.3%). Daily newspapers come up in fourth position. One fourth of the respondents (25.7%) said that they depend on newspapers as their source of information and news. On average, the sources of information for one out of 10 are their spouses.The youth give almost equal time to TV and the daily newspaper to gather information. A total of 48 per cent of the youth spend half an hour of so for this on TV and 49. 2 per cent spend the same amount of time with newspapers.The highest percentage of TV viewers among the youth is private service holders (95.2 per cent) and the lowest are skilled workers (71.1 per cent) and housewives (71.4 per cent). TV is the most popular mass media in the cities where about 90 out of 100 of the youth watch TV in their leisure. In the villages this is 77 per cent. Division wise, the youth of Sylhet watch TV the least (58.2 %).Youth spend an average 2hrs 12 mins ‘hanging out’TV is the first choice. Second on the list of recreations is hanging out with friends and family. They give an hour or so to their families on average every day and a little bit more to their friends. Though they might like to watch TV the most, the youth spend a relatively longer time hanging out and talking to their family and friends. On average they watch 1 hr 41 mins of TV daily, but spend 2 hrs 12 mins talking with their friends and family.The young also enjoy sleeping. The survey shows that 56.9 per cent of the youth spend 1 and a half hours sleeping in the leisure time.The survey noted that youth with internet facilities tended to spend more time with their friends than with their families.Of the respondents, 50.4 per cent of the youth spend their spare time hanging out with friends. Boys spend more time with their friends than girls did. The survey indicated that girls preferred their families’ company more. For example, 72.2 per cent of the male respondents said they spent their spare time hanging out with friends. The percentage for the female respondents was 28.1.The young persons change significantly after marriage. The tendency to hang out with friends drops significantly to 34.1 per cent. And the highest percentage spending time in hanging out with friends is among of the 15 to 24 age bracket (57.7%). Then comes the 20-24 age bracket (49.8%) and then the 25-30 year age bracket (44.8%).Other than just chatting together, the youth are an important source of news and exchange information for each other.Talking and hanging out with the family comes up in third place for spending spare time. The survey shows that 43 per cent of the youth say they give time to their families, and the girls are ahead in this (55%). And 66.7 per cent of the housewives spend more time with their family while 30.9 per cent o the boys are happy to hang out with their families.The picture in the villages is opposite to that of the cities when it comes to hanging out and talking with family and friends. In the villages the youth give relatively more time to their families. Division wide, the youth of Sylhet (64.6%) and of Khulna (59.2%) spend more time hanging out with friends).Of the respondents, 41.1 per cent of the youth chatted and exchanged messages over the social media as recreation. They spend 80 minutes 34 seconds on this. Also, social media like Facebook was an important source of news and information for them.Average one hour sleepAmong the respondents, 42 out of 100 spent one hour in sleeping during their free hours. Girls (51.2%) spent more time sleeping than boys (31.7%). Married youth spent more time sleeping, that is, 48.8 per cent of the married young spent time sleeping in their leisure hours. This was 33.8 per cent among the unmarried.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabirlast_img read more

Govt forms committee to review quota system PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina delivers speech on national budget of 2018-19 fiscal at parliament on 27 June. Photo: PIDPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said the ongoing anti-narcotic drive will continue to build Bangladesh as a drug-free country.”Drugs destroy a country, a nation and a family. We’ll continue the drive, no matter who says what,” she told parliament participating in general discussions on the national budget for the 2018-19 fiscal.The prime minister said her government is carrying out successful drives against terrorism, militancy and drugs as it wants to build a drug-free country.”Why will our children be drug addicts? They’ll pursue education and become worthy citizens. We’ll do whatever is needed to ensure it. This (drive) will continue,” she said.Talking about the reforms of the quota system in public service, the prime minister said a committee has been formed with the cabinet secretary as its head to review the matter.”The system has been there for a long time. I’ve already said there’ll be no quota system. This can’t be reformed overnight. The committee has been constituted to find a way to scrap the existing system,” she said.Earlier, leader of the opposition at parliament Raushan Ershad said the freedom fighter quota has to be kept intact.In this regard, the prime minister said it was the freedom fighters who liberated the country. “We got the country for their contributions.”She mentioned that students are pursuing their education at a nominal cost in the country compared to other countries of the world.Responding to a query from the opposition leader, Hasina said no caretaker government took the initiative to construct the Padma bridge. “In 2001, I had laid the foundation stone of the bridge, but the BNP-led government stopped its work,” she said.Regarding the increase in the cost of the much-hyped project, Hasina said, “If you want quality work, you have to pay more.”The prime minister also described elaborately the steps taken by the government for flourishing the capital market.”The government is doing whatever is needed for the development of the capital market. Following our steps, the stock market is now in a good shape,” she said.last_img read more

Oculus Quest Controller Passes FCC

first_img Popular on Variety Oculus Quest is going to sell for $399 when it becomes available this spring. Separately, Facebook is reportedly working on a revamped version of its Oculus Rift headset, which could ditch the current tracking hardware for an inside-out tracking solution similar to that shown off with the Quest. Facebook is getting ready to launch its Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset soon, if a duo of new FCC filings is any indication. Two filings for the headset’s touch controllers passed the FCC on Monday, roughly 45 days after the headset itself made an appearance in a similar regulatory filing.Facebook announced at its Oculus Connect developer conference in September that it would release the Oculus Quest headset in early 2019. The device is a so-called all-in-one VR headset, meaning that it won’t require a PC or phone to power VR experiences.The Quest is one of the first such all-in-one headsets to support positional tracking, which allows users to lean into a VR experience, as opposed to just look around at a 360-sphere. Demos shown at Oculus Connect included a Wii Sports-like tennis game, a popular VR shooter ported from the company’s high-end Oculus Rift headset, and more.center_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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Xbox One game creator Project Spark hits beta for all users today

first_imgEveryone who owns an Xbox One has just been granted access to a new game. Well, it’s sort of a game. It’s a game where you make games… mostly.One of the big things Microsoft originally announced with the Xbox One was Project Spark, a unique spin on the build your own game genre that has never really been terribly successful. Microsoft plans to wield their new console alongside the touch friendly Windows 8.1 to create a set of tools that makes it much easier to put your imagination to work for you. So far the Windows beta has been well received, with players all over the world sharing unique concepts and fun levels to run through. Now the the Xbox One beta is here, Microsoft is demonstrating now only a desire to quickly move forward, but also plans to monetize the concept through “Spark Tokens” in the Xbox Store.From the beginning of the Windows beta, there have been plenty of things that you could see but not touch. Some things were hidden behind a level cap, where you had to do the work in order to gain access to new tools and materials to build with. Now it looks like Microsoft is planning to hide other things behind a pay system that turns $5 into 500 points to be spent. The more tools and materials you have access to, the more unique your creations can be, so it’s clear Microsoft has plenty of goodies hidden behind the paywall to show off.Xbox One users will find Project Spark in the Xbox Store right now, and if you’ve been playing the game on the PC it looks like your accomplishments will transfer over almost immediately. Microsoft warns that there’s plenty of bugs still to be sorted out, so if the game freezes or crashes on you there are forums for you to go and tell all about it.last_img read more

Fossil feces point to a shark attack 15 million years ago

first_img Explore further ( — Paleontologists Stephen Godfrey and Joshua Smith have been studying marine fossils in the Maryland area of Calvert Cliffs for many years, and Godfrey has catalogued over 26,000 items found on the local beaches. Many of these items are fossilized shark teeth belonging to several genera, but they have also found fossils of a wide range of other creatures, including fish, birds, sea cows, crocodiles, and seals. Jaws — 4 million BC Now, in a new paper, they report on coprolites (fossilized feces) found on the beach, that probably came from a crocodile, and which bear characteristic tooth marks of a prehistoric shark. The coprolites are examples of extremely rare trace fossils, which are fossils that provide evidence of animal behaviors that cannot be determined from body fossils. Analysis of the two coprolites bearing teeth marks, and a third found nearby, suggested they came from a vertebrate predator that was not a shark, and while it is not certain, Professor Godfrey believes they were most likely produced by a crocodile. One of the coprolites had been severed by teeth, while the other bore a row of impressions of teeth. The fossils were dated to around 15 million years ago. Coprolites are fairly common at Calvert Cliffs, an area that was underwater at the time, but no coprolites had ever been found bearing teeth marks. The researchers made silicone casts of the tooth impressions to help them identify the creature that made them. There are eight shark genera bearing the characteristic asymmetrical teeth, but the best fit for the tooth marks were the Miocene ancestors of the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier).Godfrey and Smith reasoned that the positions of the marks and their curvature suggested the bulk of the fecal masses were in the sharks’ mouths. There are several possible explanations: the shark may have bitten into the feces and then spat them out, or it could have bitten into the feces during an attack on the crocodile. Tiger sharks are indiscriminate eaters and do tentatively bite into objects to see if they are palatable, but Godfrey said if the shark had bitten into the feces after they were expelled from the body, there should have been bite marks on both sides, and they should have been deeper. He said the pattern is more consistent with the shark biting into the feces while they were still in the body, or after the animal had been disemboweled. Godfrey and Smith’s paper is published in Naturwissenschaften. The fossils will be displayed in the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland, where Professor Godfrey is Curator of Paleontology. Image credit: Calvert Marine Museum. More information: Shark-bitten vertebrate coprolites from the Miocene of Maryland, Naturwissenschaften, March 10, 2010. DOI:10.1007/s00114-010-0659-x © 2010 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Fossil feces point to a shark attack 15 million years ago (2010, March 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more