APTN National NewsTwo weeks ago APTN reported that government-supported physicians used Aboriginal children in experimental tuberculosis vaccine trials.The tests took place at the Fort San Sanatorium in Saskatchewan during the 1930s and 1940s.APTN’s Larissa Burnouf speaks to a First Nations elder who lived and was treated there as a child.
The Canadian PressDENVER – A proposal debated Monday by lawmakers about the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools prompted a tense moment about using slurs for other groups of people as team names.To make a point of how offensive mascot monikers such as “redskins” can be, the sponsors of a bill limiting the use of such names began their presentation to the House Education Committee with a slideshow, playing on a loop, with caricatures bearing offensive names for Hispanic, Asian, and black people.“We wouldn’t tolerate these images now, would we?” said Rep. Joe Salazar, a Thornton Democrat who is co-sponsoring the bill.The images drew a strong reaction from Rep. Rhonda Fields, a black lawmaker on the committee who supports the bill. She said the slideshow was offensive and should be stopped because the sponsors had made their point.“Rep. Fields, I’m just as offended by it, and I think that’s the point,” said Rep. Jovan Melton, who is also black. “The point is there’s students who have to go every single day to school and see ‘savages’ or ‘redskins’ or to see some type image that degrades them.”The bill cleared the committee – its first – with a 6-5 party-line vote with Republicans in opposition. It needs passage by one more panel before going to the full House.The bill would require public schools with American Indian mascots or logos to get permission for their use from a panel of nine Native Americans.Only schools that get approval would be allowed to continue using the mascots. Schools that don’t get permission would have to stop the use within two years or face a fine of $25,000 a month.Opponents of the bill have argued that it would be cost prohibitive for schools to redo logos on uniforms, buses and gym floors. They also argue that it’s not their intent to offend, and that for some schools the names are a source of pride.The bill would create a new state panel called the Subcommittee for the Consideration of the Use of American Indian Mascots by Public Schools. The voting members would review mascot names and decide whether the mascots are offensive.Rep. Justin Everett said the proposal would be “another burden on school districts.”“Especially the rural school districts who are going to come testify in front of the committee, basically sing for their supper so they’re not losing $25,000,” he said.John Sampson, a board member of the Strasburg School District, home of the Indians, said they have pride and respect in the name.“Contrary to what has been suggested here today, we do not in any way, shape, form or manner hold American Indians, their culture, their heritage or their values in disrespect,” he said.The movement to ban the use of Native American mascots has gotten greater public attention because of the push to get the NFL’s Washington Redskins to change the name of the team.At the college level, the NCAA warned more than a dozen schools in 2005 that they would face sanctions if they didn’t change Native American logos or nicknames. Some colleges kept the nicknames by obtaining permission from tribes, including the Florida State Seminoles and the University of Utah Utes.
New Delhi: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson headlines a list of 35 names shortlisted for the post of the Indian football team coach, which also includes the highly successful ex-Bengaluru FC manager Albert Roca. The much-travelled Sven-Goran, a Swede, and Spaniard Roca apart, Tommy Taylor (England), Hakan Ericson (Sweden), Tomislav Sivic (Serbia), Lee Clark (England) and Lucas Alcaraz Gonzalez (Spain) are some of the other candidates shortlisted for the coveted post. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSven-Goran, who was in charge of England for five years until 2006, had last month expressed his interest regarding the job to the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The Indian team’s spirited showings in recent times had a ripple effect with the position of the men’s coach attracting over 250 applications, an unprecedented number that also includes some well-known names from Europe. The post has been left vacant since Stephen Constantine resigned after the Indian team’s failure to make the knockout round of the AFC Asian Cup. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”The federation has received over 250 applications. 125 were selected after that and out of which 80 qualified as per the AIFF’s requirements. After that, around 35-40 names, based on various criteria, have been forwarded to the technical committee. Seven to eight will be called for the final interviews, following which the appointment will be made,” an AIFF official told PTI on the condition of anonymity. As a manager, the 71-year-old Eriksson won 18 trophies with various clubs in Sweden, Portugal and Italy, between 1979 and 2000, and became the first manager to win league-and-cup doubles in three countries. However, the Swede was not as successful in international football. Besides England, he had managed the national teams of Mexico, Philippines and the Ivory Coast. Under Roca, Bengaluru FC played four finals in his two seasons in charge – making the final of the AFC Cup in 2016, the Federation Cup in 2017 and the ISL and Super Cup in 2018. Under his charge, Bengaluru FC won the Federation Cup and the Super Cup, but missed out on the AFC Cup and the ISL titles.
TORONTO — General Electric is recalling more than a million dishwashers in the United States and Canada because of heating elements that can fail and cause fires.The Consumer Product Safety Commission in the U.S. says the recall includes about 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers, including 94,500 units sold in Canada.GE says it has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.[np-related]MABE Canada, a manufacturer and distributor of GE appliances in Canada, says they have received three reports of heating element failures.The dishwashers — sold between March 2006 and August 2009 for $350 to $850 — came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colours and finishes.MABE Canada says people should stop using the dishwashers, immediately disconnect the electric supply, and call the company toll-free at 1-888-943-5188 to schedule a free repair.The Canadian Press
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. The conference heard that some young children struggle to understand how books workCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Their research found that children aged three to five often read for longer and had a better grasp of vocabulary when accessing touch-screen technology. Tablet computers had a particular impact on groups that are traditionally most resistant to reading – particularly boys and infants from poor families, the study added.During the debate, NUT delegates raised concerns about a “shocking hammering” of library services in the last decade. Proposing the motion, Jonathan Reddiford, from North Somerset, argued that the number of public libraries has fallen by almost 900 in the last 10 years, with more expected to go.”That is a shocking, shocking hammering of vital public services for many, many people,” he said.At least 441 community libraries have closed in the past decade, with a further 149 under threat, the conference was told. The drop in professional librarians has led to a 93 per cent increase in volunteers working in libraries “resulting in an erosion of a longstanding knowledge and skill base which threatens the quality of the service they provide”, the motion said. The NUT resolved to campaign for properly funded libraries which employ professional librarians. Kevin Courtney, general secretary of the NUT, said: “Libraries are an essential part of school and community life and as relevant now as they ever have been. Tragically, over the past decade the number of school libraries staffed by qualified librarians has declined rapidly. A previous report by the National Literacy Trust (NLT) advised parents to turn to iPads and Kindles to get boys interested in reading, amid fears that large numbers of children are shunning books at a young age. “Reading for pleasure is a skill for life and is consistently shown to be one of the most powerful springboards for children’s engagement with learning, thinking and creating. “The Government needs to put libraries, books and reading for pleasure centre-stage in its vision for children and young people.”A Department for Education spokesperson said: “We want all children to have the opportunity to read widely and earlier this year we announced a multi-million pound fund to make sure pupils can master the basics of reading.” Children are swiping on books in an attempt to turn pages, teachers have said, as they are confusing them with mobile phones and iPads.There is a “disturbing” trend of children in reception and at nursery school picking up library books and trying to “swipe left”, delegates at the National Union of Teachers (NUT) annual conference in Brighton were told.During a debate about libraries, Jennifer Bhambri-Lyte, a delegate from North Somerset, told of “happy childhood memories” of “running into a library, snuggling in a corner with a book, cuddling up to mum, turning the pages, gazing at the pictures”.She told the conference: “Kindles and iPads are wonderful things, but many of my friends talked about the smell of a book, finding tickets and receipts that someone had left as a bookmark, echoes of all the people that had been there before.”Ms Bhambri-Lyte went on: “I’ve taught both nursery and reception and I personally still find it disturbing to see a child pick up a book and try to swipe left.” She said that books are a now luxury that many struggling families cannot afford, and that libraries can act as a “pair of armbands”.
It could mean embedding strips of red lights on kerbs to signal to pedestrians looking down on their phones to stop at junctions, or special lanes on pavements marked as “text walking lanes” with painted white arrows and lines to guide smartphone addicts glued to their screens. “If we are thinking about injury prevention and the dominant… Road signs need to be placed on the ground to guide “zombie pedestrians” glued to their phones, a government transport adviser has said. Shaun Helman, who advises the Government and transport authorities around the world, said redesigning streets would have a “greater impact” on preventing accidents from pedestrians on their phones than trying to change behaviour.
(Sportsmax) Former India opener Virender Sehwag has claimed Indian Premier League (IPL) Royal Challengers Bangalore’s decision to leave Windies star Chris Gayle off its retention list is completely understandable as the player is no longer the force he was.RCB opted to retain India skipper Virat Kohli, South African batsman AB de Villiers and rookie Sarfaraz Khan. Gayle the T20 format’s record runs scorer was sent to the auction block along with the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal, KL Rahul and Kedar Jadhav.The franchise could still use their Right to Match (RTM) clause to retain the player, but even then Sehwag has made it clear the option would be better used on leg spinner Chahal.“Gayle is now getting old. He is not the same Gayle that he once was. Last year, he played in the IPL and his performance wasn’t at that level that he was once renowned for,” Sehwag said.The 38-year-old star has struggled to impress in the last couple of seasons in the IPL where he played 19 matches in total and only managed to score 447 runs. Gayle did, however, show some of the once feared potential to be a devastating force after being omitted from last year’s Pakistan Super League (PSL). He rebounded with a strong performance in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) where he led Rangpur Riders past Dhaka Dynamites in the final. Gayle scored 146 runs from just 69 balls.It is such performances that leaves the possibility of RCB using its RTM option to hold on to the player and Sehwag believes it’s could still happen.“Teams take into account this factor (age) when they enter the auction. Maybe RCB might go after Gayle again at the auction,” he added. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPunjab quick Tye looks forward to bowling to ‘scary’ GayleFebruary 12, 2018In “Sports”Gayle glad to repay Kings XI Punjab faithApril 20, 2018In “Sports”Gayle picked up by Kings XI PunjabJanuary 29, 2018In “Sports”
Nautilus Minerals Inc has provided an update on submerged trials for the Company’s Seafloor Production Tools, with the final machine, the Bulk Cutter, due to finish trials next month. Submerged trials of the Collecting Machine and Auxiliary Cutter were completed late last year. To date the Bulk Cutter has completed commissioning of the power and control system, on-shore functions testing, submerged function testing and submerged endurance trials. Remaining trials will focus on overall cutting performance, which is key for this machine.Ongoing analysis of the results to date indicates that the Seafloor Production Tools can perform to design specifications with the machine components all functioning as designed in submerged conditions. The cutting performance of the Auxiliary Cutter has been particularly positive. Approximately 770 t of material was cut during trials, with the Nautilus site team commenting that the material appears at least three times harder than the mineralised material at Solwara 1, (even allowing for the hyperbaric effect on material located at seafloor depths of the Solwara 1 Project which are far greater than the depths at which the trials were conducted). The company will provide a comprehensive analysis once all test work and data analysis is complete.Mike Johnston, Nautilus’ CEO commented: “We are extremely pleased with the progress that continues to be made on the trialling of the Seafloor Production Tools. The results of the trials to date indicate that the machines have been meeting and/or exceeding their key design specifications. These results have been achieved through the dedicated work of our staff, key contractors (SMD and KDI), and support staff (Curtain Brothers, Papua New Guinea), and within a tight budget. The performance of these machines is critical to our seafloor production system, and the results to date significantly de-risk the project. We look forward to providing future updates once the Bulk Cutter trialling is completed.”
Google+ Jerome Wilen RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Velvet Sky Now Playing Up Next Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Facebook Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions According to WWE Network News 20 more episodes of WCW Thunder will be coming to the WWE Network beginning March 18. WCW Thunder debuted on TBS on January 8, 1998 at 8:05pm ET. The two-hour show ran every Thursday until January 12, 2000 when it was moved to Wednesday’s as a result of a continued decline in ratings due to WWF Smackdown airing opposite at the same time on the UPN Network. The final episode of WCW Thunder aired March 21, 2001 on TBS after Time Warner announced that Thunder and all WCW programming was immediately cancelled on TBS. This further led to the demise of the company which in the end was purchased by WWF/E.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Videos Articles Twitter Now Playing Up Next Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Pinterest WWE Clash of Champions Results – 9/15/19 (Rollins vs. Strowman, Kingston vs. Orton)
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San Diego continues to build strong relationships with our neighbors across the border. Mayor Faulconer traveled to Mexicali today to sign a new partnership with Mayor Gustavo Sánchez to bolster economic ties and promote trade. Read more: https://t.co/Ottd7KDLED pic.twitter.com/PxGxlh2JnN— San Diego’s Mayor (@SDMayorsOffice) March 3, 2018San Diego has a similar agreement with Tijuana, which has resulted in department directors from both cities meeting regularly to collaborate. Some examples of outcomes from the collaboration include cross-border firefighter training, art exchanges at libraries and the joint promotion of the economic advantages of the San Diego-Tijuana region, according to the mayor’s office.Faulconer and Sanchez on Friday visited Skyworks Solutions, an American company with a manufacturing plant in Mexicali.Faulconer touted the company as an example of one that leveraged the North American Free Trade Agreement to create jobs and expand business, he said. Posted: March 2, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Mexicali Mayor Gustavo Sanchez Friday signed an agreement to expand collaboration between the two cities.The agreement calls for “generating, promoting and strengthening cross-border commerce between San Diego and Mexicali through collaboration,” according to the mayor’s office.“This is all about working together to create a lasting partnership that will strengthen our economies, create more jobs and build a better future for people on both sides of the border,” Faulconer said. “San Diego and Mexicali are setting an example for how two cities can come together across international boundaries for the good of their citizens. I look forward to collaborating with Mayor Sanchez on issues that matter to our residents such as border infrastructure, public safety and trade.” KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Mayor Gustavo Sanchez, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Mexicali, North American Free Trade Agreement FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Mayor Gustavo Sanchez agree to expand collaboration between cities March 2, 2018
Recently, I had the task of finding a new top editor for The Fader magazine and Web site. Being a very targeted and specific editorial property, it is never an easy job to find an editor that meets all of our so-called “requirements,” which are many and include (but are not limited to) writing/editing skills, vast knowledge and experience covering underground and emerging music of all genres, ability to work in a collaborative editorial environment and a multi-dimensional background not strictly limited to writing and editing. The last one is somewhat unique in that we want writers and editors here that aren’t just coming from a traditional/pure journalism standpoint (our new editor was not only a writer for the Washington Post, but lead singer of an influential indie rock band).Of course they need to know how to write/edit first and foremost, but having diversity is a key way for the tone of our title to differentiate itself from the “other” music magazines and Web sites. That all being said, after interviewing a host of great candidates, one thing truly stood out through the process and actually reminded us what we are all about and what many other magazines should give heavier consideration to in their editorial hiring process is PASSION for the particular subject matter and magazine. There were many qualified people, but the ones that stood out were the ones who loved The Fader, and the feeling that they were not just looking at this opportunity as another resume building block, but a sincere desire to be a part of something they love. It’s been my experience that these individuals are also much more loyal, take on a feeling of ownership and dedicate themselves on a deeper level.
Hearst acquired publishing rights to Elle last May as part of the corporation’s $919 million purchase of HFMUS parent Lagardère SCA. Publisher O’Malley joined the title last June from Esquire, where he served as publisher since February 2003.Under his leadership, Elle has seen record-breaking ad revenue and pages for its May, June, July and August issues. July, at 97.24 issues, featured an 8.25-page year-on-year increase in ad pages, while June included 15 more than last year’s. For e-commerce in particular, accessories are “at the top of the food chain,” he says. “That has to do with the ease of purchase, no ‘fit’ issues, and it’s a little bit more of the impulse buy.” Hearst itself has been busy with launches. The company now boasts a magazine portfolio of 20 titles—including its Food Network and HGTV Magazines, both launched within the last year, in addition to brand extensions Cosmopolitan for Latinas, a standalone title, and Marie Claire@Work, a supplement. O’Malley says Elle.com’s shoppable accessories database will not immediately extend to apparel, though that could change in the future. When the database launches this fall, in tandem with print, a revenue share will not be part of the picture, but that could also change after it’s up and running. Also, while replica editions on the Nook and Kindle will not be shoppable, an enhanced iPad edition will be.As for print, Elle Accessories will launch with a rate base of 300,000. One hundred thousand copies will be sent to top purchasers of accessories through Neiman Marcus (the high-market retailer publishes two accessories catalogs), while 50,000 will be sent to Elle’s most affluent subscribers. The magazine will sell as a standalone for $4.95 exclusively at Barnes and Noble, a strategic launch partner, which will promote the title in store and on the Nook, through banners as well as content videos. In other locations throughout top U.S. markets, it will be bundled with Elle for $4.99.Elle Accessories is one among at least a small number of titles to reemerge within the magazine industry, which was hit hard by a large wave of closures during the recession. Earlier this year, Condé Nast cautiously resurrected its beloved Domino brand for a one-off special edition. That same month, a group of investors announced plans to relaunch a shuttered news weekly, Beverly Hills 213, as a quarterly, glossy print title, targeting the affluent Los Angeles-county market.The luxe category itself has seen what seems to be a disproportionate amount of launch activity of late: In February, Bloomberg Markets introduced its luxury lifestyle offshoot, Bloomberg Pursuits; shortly thereafter, Forbes announced the relaunch of its own extension, ForbesLife, as a standalone to be sold at newsstands; around that same time, Niche Media founder Jason Binn unveiled plans for Du Jour, a quarterly print and monthly digital magazine targeting e-retailer Gilt Groupe’s three million top-tier subscribers. This lowered barrier between content and commerce may be fueling this renewed activity in the luxe category, as partnerships between retailers and content producers continue sprouting up. Last month, for instance, GQ announced plans to partner with Nordstrom on a sale, with more to follow from Bloomingdale’s. In another hopeful sign that the magazine industry—or, at least, some segments of it—may be turning an important corner, Hearst’s Elle brand is preparing to relaunch an extension, Elle Accessories, to include a projected 200-page, oversized print edition published twice per year, along with a “fully shoppable” database on its website.Elle Accessories first launched in 2005 under its previous publisher, Hachette Filipacchi Media. It planned to scale back in frequency from twice per year to annual in 2008 but ended up shuttering completely that same year.The new iteration will have “more of a luxury thrust” than its previous version, says Elle senior vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer Kevin O’Malley. He adds, as a motivating factor for the relaunch, that accessories are “becoming a very vital element of the overall luxury [market] recovery,” as U.S. consumers spent $36 billion on accessories in 2011—a number that is projected to grow in 2012.
See It how to sign up service Preview • Apple TV 4K: New $179 Apple streamer adds HDR, better gaming $179 25,000 Share your voice AT&T WatchTV 40 8 Comments 6 ways to watch TV online for free Find streaming TV shows and movies with these five apps DirecTV Now vs. Sling TV vs. YouTube TV vs. Hulu and more: Live TV channels compared See it at Philo Philo 58 Media Streamers See All OK, but how do these two compare with each other? Is there a clear winner in the battle for cheap live-TV streaming? Let’s take a look at the features and benefits — and whether either of these services stands up to those costing 2-3 times more.Read more: Best live TV streaming services for cord cuttersPriceAT&T WatchTV may be a bit limited in some respects, but it’s a steal at $15 per month. AT&T At $15 per month, AT&T WatchTV is currently the single cheapest live-TV streaming service on the market. Sweeter still, if you happen to be an AT&T Unlimited & More customer, the service is included at no extra charge.Until recently, Philo offered two packages: $16 and $20 per month, the latter offering additional channels (see below). However, starting May 6, the $16 plan is going away, leaving you with only the $20 option. That definitely makes Philo the pricier of the two services — though if you hurry, you can still grandfather into the $16 plan.Winner: AT&T WatchTVChannel selectionTo evaluate these two services, we need to look at not only the number of channels offered, but which channels.Philo has a higher count: 58 total (as part of the aforementioned $20 package) to AT&T’s 40. Even if you have the $16 Philo plan, you get 45 channels.For $20 per month, Philo gives you 58 live channels and 25,000 on-demand titles. But there are a few key networks missing, including TBS and TNT. Philo As for content, both services offer most of the major cable networks: A&E, AMC, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV, History, IFC, Sundance and so on. But Philo is missing CNN, TBS, TCM and TNT, all of which are offered by AT&T. Instead, Philo gets a little more niche with channels like Aspire, BET Her, Cooking and Discovery Family.Read more: DirecTV Now vs. Sling TV vs. YouTube TV vs. Hulu and more: Live TV channels comparedUltimately, I think AT&T wins the quality award while Philo wins on quantity. But neither service gives you local stations or sports channels, which may be dealbreakers for some cord-cutters. Pricier services like Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV do give you locals and sports — for a much higher monthly fee, of course.Winner: Tie. Related links Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 15,000 $169 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See It DVR and on-demand contentThe whole notion of live TV is starting to feel rather old-fashioned. These days, when we want to watch something, we just stream it on-demand. However, while AT&T WatchTV and Philo both have large libraries of on-demand content (15,000 and 25,000 titles, respectively), you can’t rely on that for everything.Indeed, suppose you want to catch every episode of The History Channel’s Forged in Fire right after it airs. For that you’ll need a DVR option, which basically records selected shows for you to view later (just like a cable-TV or TiVo DVR).Thankfully, there’s no extra hardware required; streaming services’ DVRs employ cloud storage.Unfortunately, AT&T doesn’t offer a DVR option for WatchTV. But Philo does, and it’s included at no extra charge. It’s also unlimited, meaning you can record all the shows you want — though recordings do expire after 30 days.Winner: PhiloNumber of simultaneous streamsHow many people can watch at once? This may not matter if it’s just you and your TV, but if you live in a multiperson and/or multiscreen household, it’s something to consider.AT&T WatchTV limits you to just one stream at a time. Philo supports three at a time. That’s a big difference, and another point in Philo’s favor.Winner: PhiloApps and availabilityA big question to ask yourself before choosing any streaming service: Where do you want to watch? Phone and/or tablet? On the couch in front of the TV? At your computer during the workday?You might expect AT&T WatchTV and Philo to have all these bases covered, but one of them falls short.Philo works in any web browser and has apps for Apple TV, Android, Android TV, Fire TV, iOS and Roku. But AT&T inexplicably has no Roku app, and Windows users can watch only in the Chrome browser. (On Macs, the service works in Chrome or Safari.) I can’t imagine any Roku user choosing WatchTV at this point. It’s also worth noting that if you’re watching on mobile, you must have a live internet connection; neither of the apps, for either service, supports offline viewing.Winner: PhiloVerdictAlthough AT&T WatchTV has a lower price and a slightly better selection of channels, Philo is my pick for the best cheap live-TV streaming service. Its key advantages: three simultaneous streams (versus AT&T’s one) and unlimited DVR (versus AT&T’s none). And as a Roku user, WatchTV simply isn’t a service I’d choose.See it at PhiloOn the other hand, cord-cutters who want no-frills live TV and the cheapest possible price may find WatchTV a perfectly good choice. For just $15 you get plenty of great channels and substantial library of on-demand content. And, obviously, if you’re an AT&T wireless subscriber, double-check to see if you’re eligible to receive AT&T WatchTV for free.See it at AT&TIt’s worth noting that Sling TV has live-TV streaming packages that start at $25 per month (actually, $15 per month for the first three months), though you’re faced with choosing between Sling Orange (34 channels) and Sling Blue (49 channels). Each one has some sports in the mix and can also stream to devices like game consoles and Oculus VR headsets. If you want Orange and Blue, your cost rises to $40 monthly. And DVR is optional; it adds another $5 per month.Now that you know the pros and cons of these two super-cheap live-TV services, which one do you think you’d choose?CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Mentioned Above Apple TV 4K (32GB) $179 Apple See It reading • AT&T WatchTV vs. Philo: Which is the best cheap live-TV streaming service? $15; free for AT&T Unlimited & More customers Tags See it at AT&T number of channels on-demand titles The Cheapskate $20 Apple Best Buy Crutchfield Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? • $179 Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Review • Apple TV 4K review: The best TV streamer keeps getting better CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Apple TV 4K See it Erica Argueta If you’ve been thinking about cutting the cable-TV cord, you might be in for a rude awakening: Live-TV streaming services, which aim to take cable’s place, are not inexpensive — and prices are on the rise.Indeed, in recent months, DirecTV Now, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV have all seen price increases. With rare exception, a live-TV service will now cost you $45-$50 per month. That’s pretty close to what many cable providers charge for a basic-TV addition to your internet service. Thankfully, you have two options that cost considerably less: AT&T WatchTV and Philo. For as little as $15 per month, you can stream dozens of live stations. AT&T Roku TiVo Apple AT&T WatchTV vs. Philo monthly fee
Share your voice Best mobile games of 2019 The 10 coolest mobile games we saw at GDC 2019 Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is Pokemon Go with magic wands Pokemon Go battles are a whole lot better now Fortnite The Final Showdown: What to know about the giant robot vs. monster event 0 To put the site’s current popularity in perspective, in the past two years there were still half a million tweets about Neopets, Twitter said in an email. The peak occurred in April 2018 after celebrity model Chrissy Teigen tweeted about the site.Jim Czulewicz, the CEO of JumpStart, an early education company that owns Neopets, credits the site’s longevity to his team’s focus on catering to loyal fans rather than changing the site for a mass audience. “At one point, let’s face it, Neopets had more (daily active users) than Yahoo did…it was one of the most used sites in the world,” said Czulewicz. “The user base we have now is loyal users.”After that birthday, the Moteses may remain loyal for years to come. Under her mother’s supervision, Emmalee first picked up abandoned pets left by other online users at the “Neopound” and dressed them up. “I posted her username when others started asking and they sent items to her inventory … lots of pink and glitter items which she adored,” Motes, 28, said about the Neopets gifts. “(They) included various cupcakes…a book about princesses and …a pink paintbrush for her pet to be painted.”For Neopet.com fans, sending rare items such as pink paint brushes is an act of extreme generosity. Users would have had to earn high scores on the site’s games to accumulate the needed 1.8 million Neopoints (NP). According to a post by Neopets.com, the average Neopoints a user holds on the website is about a fourth of that — 415,000 NP. First the friendships, then the wedding invitationsWhat made Neopets addictive is that in this alternate universe, tailored for all ages, there isn’t a single end goal or standard for victory. There are endless ways to exert your competitive energy and gain virtual prestige. This can be aiming for top scores on the site’s original adrenaline-inducing games such as Extreme Potato Counter, which, as the name implies, has you counting potatoes flying across your screen to earn Neopoints, digital currency you can use to buy weird virtual items such as swords or toy plushies. Or you can challenge other pets in the Neopian Battledome. Securing rare items is usually the result of skillfully playing the site’s games for hours or winning them from the site’s array of luck-and-chance spinning wheels. These wheels can often be frustrating — the Wheel of Monotony, for instance, can take up to 24 hours to stop after a single spin. One way users can earn Neopoints, the site’s digital currency, is by playing the diverse selection of original games. Neopets.com Less competitive users can also invest in Neopian stocks, join selective online clubs and venture through distinct worlds in the planet Neopia, such as Faeriland and the prehistoric Tyrannia. At a minimum, all users must feed their pets with virtual food items, usually bought with Neopoints or secured as a freebie, to avoid their pets starving of hunger. For Melissa Forbes, the founder of Neopets Nation, her online “neo friendships” turned out to be more than just game alliances. They blossomed to real-life close friendships. “I’ve got two beautiful best friends who have asked me to be in their weddings so I’d say it’s been a very rewarding experience,” Forbes, 29, currently a student, said in a Facebook message. “One lives in America (I’m Australian but we plan to meet next year) and another lives in Tasmania.” I’ve got two beautiful best friends who have asked me to be in their weddings so I’d say it’s been a very rewarding experience. Melissa Forbes, founder of Neopets Nation Culture Gaming Facebook More gaming stories null Tags With over 117,500 posts, comments, and reactions combined for the month of June and a 46% jump in new members from the month prior, Neopets Nation remains one of the most active Facebook groups centered around the site. The community also serves as a platform where international Neopets users can learn about events from one another. Forbes credits the Neopet community’s longevity to the site’s easy-to-use features and how it remains attractive for users of different ages and nationalities. “Given the many different countries we’re all from, we keep up with current events around the world and learn new things all the time…it’s like having a few thousand acquaintances and a handful of great mates!” said Forbes. Giving birth to a generation of artists and codersThe bonding over virtual pets isn’t just limited to Facebook. Twitter also boasts its share of interactions between Neopet fans.I searched #Neopets and was immediately captivated by how artists would share original Neopets inspired creations. Twitter user @AK_illustrate, who didn’t want to disclose their name or gender, started playing Neopets at 13 and is now in their mid-20s. Through Twitter DMs, they have talked about building an online portfolio, crediting some of their inspiration to Neopet.com’s online contests, where a single win would result in users having their art featured on the official Neopet’s Art Gallery along with 10,000 NP, a rare item and virtual trophy under their belt. The site boasts a devoted fan base of 100,000 daily active users today, many of whom spend more than 90 minutes on the site. Neopets.com One of @AK_illustrate’s recent pieces featured six classic Neopets, each belonging to an original storyline in the Neopet saga. It was retweeted by the official Neopet’s handle. The artpiece garnered praise from other Neopet fans, with some even recalling their favorite childhood characters.”Sudden wave of nostalgia, especially for… The Darkest Faerie…I loved it as a kid, glitches and all,” said one user @Marzipan_Kitty. It isn’t just art that brings users together. As you click through Twitter Neopets posts, a string of users bond over how Neopets.com spurred their passion for computer programming. The site encourages users to design their own homepage with HTML/CSS and even provides “The Neopets HTML Guide,” an online reference tool that teaches users how to add everything from colors to music to their page. An attractive user page is often a factor differentiating a novice Neopets player from someone advanced. A page with an enticing background, featuring one’s name, hobbies, country of residence, pets, and even duration of play can grab the attention of other advanced players and lead to useful alliances on the site.Samantha Benacquista, 29, who played Neopets.com as a child and goes by the Twitter handle @sjbenacquista, states the HTML/CSS coding lessons she applied on Neopets are relevant today to her job as a web developer at Lambton College in Ontario, Canda. “I think Neopets made coding fun, and it wasn’t required or forced onto you. If you wanted to make your pages look prettier, the only way you could was through code,” said Benacquista. “(It) gave me the push to get into HTML and web design.While Benacquista’s reason for tweeting about Neopets was due to her gratitude towards the site, @AK-illustrate says their Neopian-inspired artwork is an escape. Illustrator Maeve McGrath in 2006 draws on her desk computer at Neopets’ headquarters in Glendale. Evan Hurd/Corbis via Getty Images “The world is very stressful now,” @AK_illustrate said, “with constant bombardment of bad news and Neopets is like a nostalgic breath of fresh air where I can distract myself for a bit and remember when I had much less to worry about.”Seeing online communities about Neopets made me reminisce about my own virtual pets I abandoned online 13 years ago. They’re probably somewhere at the Neopound right now or in perpetual “dying” of hunger mode, alongside my eclectic inventory of free omelettes, battlefield elixirs and piles of dung. I wouldn’t know for sure because I’ve been locked out of my account.The only vestige is the regret I carry. I never saved enough Neopoints from the site’s online games to buy a digital Baby Paint Brush — an item that transforms your 2D pets into adorable infants and can raise your prestige on the site. Maybe if I too had generous “Neofriends,” they would’ve helped me out. The Neopets exhibit at the Hollywood Radio and Television 10th annual Kids Day back in 2004. Some of the kids that were there may still be play Neopets tday. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images When no one shows up at your child’s birthday party, your Neopet friends have your back. That was the case for Mylissa Motes, whose parents and grandparents were the only people to show up for her daughter’s 6th birthday. Fortunately, a birthday post by Mylissa to the Facebook group Neopets Nation — bustling with over 5,900 international Neopets fans — led to users gifting her daughter around 20 rare digital Neopet items and rescuing her special day.Mylissa introduced her daughter to the virtual pets site two years ago, after she spent nearly two decades on Neopets. Since the birthday gifts arrived, Neopets has become a close part of their relationship — not only because both enjoy the site, but because of the Facebook group’s support.”I was so surprised by the response … I sat down and cried,” Mylissa said. The site still retains a loyal base of users, the majority aged 18 through 34, who spend more than 90 minutes a day playing. Neopets.com That small but significant connection points to the relevance of Neopets today, 20 years after its launch. Neopets is an emblem of the early 2000s web culture — a time in which early internet users flocked to sites like Club Penguin and Millsberry to nurture virtual pets and characters. The followers of these sites piggybacked off the fandom of Tamagotchi — handheld digital pets that users were tasked with raising from eggs to adults in a fad that erupted in the mid-’90s. While Tamagotchi pets are the stuff of warm and fuzzy — if faded — memories, Neopets continue to be a thing in 2019. Its longevity breaks from other flash-in-the-pan toy fads, nurtured by the evolution of a fictional pet game into a social vehicle. Now virtual pet owners connect with one another and share everything from Neopian fan art and cheat codes to dealing with their real life problems via chat rooms. Even today, Neopet users from the site’s early years are inviting each other to their weddings, celebrating each other’s birthdays, and actively sharing life milestones through scattered social media groups.Competing sites Club Penguin and Millsberry, have now shut down due to declining membership and mounting costs. But Neopets managed to survive. Sure, the site doesn’t boast 3.4 million users anymore, but it still has a devoted fan base of 100,000 daily active users, many of them having played for more than 15 years. Today’s users are mostly 18 to 34 and spend more than 90 minutes a day playing, according to Neopets.
A foreigner, followed by apparently two hostage-takers, walks on the roof of Holey Artisan Bakery at Gulshan in Dhaka around 6:30am, an hour before the rescue operation by joint force. Prothom Alo photoDhaka Metropolitan Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah on Thursday said the charge sheet in Holey Artisan cafe attack case will be submitted within 10 days, reports UNB.The DMP chief came up with the information while talking to reporters at the headquarters of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.”All the accused who supplied arms, explosives and financed the attack are now identified,” said Asaduzzaman.Besides, several accused who had direct involvement in the attack were killed in gunfights with the law-enforcers, he said.Twenty-two people — nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladeshi-born American and two Bangladeshis — were killed in the terror attack on the restaurant on 1 July 2016.A case was filed with Gulshan police station in connection with the terror attack. Later, the case was shifted to Detective Branch of DMP.
Share 00:00 /00:52 X Listen Listen X 00:00 /08:41 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: But So said registered audio levels meet the cities requirements. “We have expert witnesses, professional acousticians visiting the location on a regular basis and all of that will be sassed out at trial. But we do not think that the plaintiffs’ claims are valid, that there’s a noise nuisance,” he said.He also claimed decibel readings have complied with music levels set in the temporary injunction. During the hearing, Feldman also complained about language in the music played by artists at the venue is too offensive. White Oak said lyrics are irrelevant.“As a legal matter, the content of musical lyrics is protected by the first amendment. I mean, that’s unquestionable,” So said.Judge Hawkins said the suit doesn’t address musical acts booked by venue. Defense attorney William Moye said he still has three people he needs to depose before trial. Judge Hawkins said a final list of depositions from both attorneys is due Oct. 23. Florian MartinWhite Oak Music Hall was granted a modification to allow for four additional outdoor concerts.The polarizing live music venue White Oak Music Hall will hold four more outdoor concerts before going to court on Dec. 11. The Near Northside venue is being sued by neighbors because of the noise it creates. According to White Oak managing partner John So, the complaints started years before the music hall opened. The venue was granted a modification to allow for four additional concerts.Harris County Civil Court Judge Kristen Brauchle Hawkins said she wants this case settled before the year ends. “Instead of showing a little courtesy and turning down the volume, and that’s all we’re talking about. We’re really talking about turning it down from eleven to ten,” said plaintiff’s attorney Chris Feldman who joined Houston Matters Thursday. MORE: Plaintiffs And Defendants In White Oak Lawsuit On Houston Matters
Showcase your talents for a chance to perform or be in the Talent Show at the 2017 African American Festival on August 12th. Auditions are on July 13th from 5 p.m. to 8pm.m at the War Memorial Building. Register online at www.mayorbaltimorecity.gov/aaftalent-application. A sample audio or video must be submitted when you register. One submission per act.
3 min read May 5, 2015 Cloud computing can mean big changes for small businesses. Those changes have been realized by many of today’s small-business owners, from tech startups in the heart of Silicon Valley to urban and small-town mom-and-pop shops.Today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and a 2014 Intuit study predicts that percentage will more than double to 80 percent by 2020. The cloud is redefining the way small businesses do business. Here are four reasons small-business owners should consider migrating to the cloud:1. Lower costsOne of the most obvious benefits of moving everyday business to the cloud is that it can provide small businesses with significant savings. For starters, cloud computing fully utilizes hardware. Virtualization increases the value of physical server hardware, meaning businesses can do more with less.Related: Why Cloud Technology Is the Smart Move Right From Start UpAs a result, small businesses will see a decrease in rack space, power usage, IT requirements, etc. That means lower installation, maintenance, hardware, upgrade and support costs. For small businesses, especially, those savings are invaluable.2. Better collaborationCollaboration is made easy in the cloud. The ability to save and access various files through the cloud enables employees to easily work from the same master document. Cloud collaboration tools, such as Google Drive, allow users to upload, edit and comment on documents, which makes for better workplace collaboration. Additionally, employers can opt to limit what employees can access.Not to mention, being able to access files through the cloud makes it easy for small-business owners to track and manage individual progress on assignments. How’s that for efficiency?3. Increased flexibilityOne of the most alluring benefits of cloud computing is being able to access work-related files and information from any device in any place at any time. We live in a mobile world. Long gone are the days where files are stuck on a single server on a single computer.Related: 3 Ways IT Innovation Is Changing the Game for Small BusinessesAs the workplace begins to cater to more remote workers and flexible working arrangements, being able to access work materials, when not at work, is essential for employees. Not only does cloud computing make it easier for employees to work outside of the office, it makes it easier for small-business owners to manage their business at any time of day, from anywhere.What’s more, increased mobility and flexibility in the cloud can lead to additional cost savings. For instance, small-business owners can opt to implement BYOD (bring your own device). Employees can work on devices they already own and are comfortable with, such as tablets and laptops — even their smartphones (to each their own, right?).4. Greater integrationAdopting a cloud-based business solution creates multiple opportunities for integration — and simplified integration, at that. Cloud-adapted small businesses have the option of integrating with various cloud-based providers.Small businesses can take advantage of specialized services that integrate with back-office operations, from human resources to marketing to accounting. These opportunities for integration give small-business owners more time to focus on the more critical areas of business.Have you made the move to the cloud? How has cloud computing transformed the way you do business? Share in the comments section below!Related: 10 Big Misconceptions About Cloud Computing Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »
WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A mass prayer meeting was held on Sunday afternoon at the Apostolic Church in Ruby Gailey Drive. Christians got together to pray for our country.They prayed for an end to crime, salvation of lost souls, for the economy and eradication of poverty, as well as other problems we face in our country.Also read: Christians march against crime and divorceAlso read: Prayer for rain on hilltopPastors from different churches addressed the crowd and also had an opportunity to pray.After the prayer, people got together and enjoyed great fellowship.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!