It’s all true: Sharapova hits back at Serena ‘book 100 percent hearsay’ claim

first_img\R Paris, June 6 (AFP) Maria Sharapova hit back at Serena Williams’s accusations that the Russian’s autobiography was “100 percent hearsay”, insisting Wednesday that controversial references to her arch-rival are accurate. “When you’re writing an autobiography, I don’t think there is any reason to write anything that’s not true,” said Sharapova after being knocked out of Roland Garros by Garbine Muguruza 6-2, 6-1 in the quarter-finals. Sharapova and Williams were due to clash in the fourth round on Monday but the American pulled out at the last minute of their eagerly-awaited grudge match with injury. It would have been the pair’s 22nd meeting. The build-up had been overshadowed by Williams’s criticism of Sharapova’s book ‘Unstoppable’ in which the Russian claimed their feud had started after her 2004 Wimbledon breakthrough triumph. “I think Serena hated me for being the skinny kid who beat her, against all odds, at Wimbledon,” Sharapova wrote. “Not long after I heard Serena told a friend, who then told me, ‘I’ll never lose to that little bitch again’.” Sharapova insisted that the book contains no inaccuracies and defended her many references to Williams who has not lost to the Russian since 2004. “I think it would be strange for me not to include someone that I have competed against for so many years,” said the 31-year-old. “I think there is a lot of autobiographies out in the world, especially in the sporting world, that don’t necessarily speak about whether they were rivals or someone they competed against. “And I think we played many matches. Some of those matches were very defining for me. It would be very strange, I think, if I didn’t write anything about her. I think everyone would ask me questions, as well.”advertisement On Wednesday, Sharapova suffered her heaviest defeat at the Slams since her 6-3, 6-0 battering at the hands of Victoria Azarenka in the 2012 Australian Open final. It was her first quarter-final at the majors since Melbourne in 2016 after which she served a 15-month doping ban. Despite her first loss to Muguruza in their fourth meeting, committing 27 unforced errors and getting broken six times, Sharapova said she saw signs of hope in her form as she builds towards Wimbledon next month. It will be her first appearance at the All England Club in three years. “I think my body will need a little bit of rest, but mentally I’m ready to go,” said five-time major winner Sharapova. “I think there are a lot of good things like the way my body has handled the long matches that I have played, the back-to-backs. “Looking at Madrid, Rome, I think that’s always one of the toughest back-to-backs on the calendar, especially on a surface like clay. So to come out of these weeks and feel fairly healthy is a great thing.” (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

9 months agoBournemouth boss Howe unsure of Ake Chelsea clause

first_imgBournemouth boss Howe unsure of Ake Chelsea clauseby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe refused to discuss losing Nathan Ake after defeat at Everton on Sunday.In the morning, it was reported Chelsea were ready to buy back Ake.And Bournemouth would be powerless from preventing the deal due to a £40m clause in the Dutchman’s deal.But Howe claims he is unaware of a clause in Ake’s that would allow Chelsea to buy the defender back.“I know nothing about that, that’s for another day,” he said after Bournemouth’s defeat to Everton. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

State Minister Calls for Increased Youth Engagement in Attaining SDGS

first_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling for greater youth participation in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Story Highlights He said that young people have been vocal on social issues across various social media platforms, and challenged them to turn discourse into action.center_img State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is calling for greater youth participation in the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).He said that young people have been vocal on social issues across various social media platforms, and challenged them to turn discourse into action.“If we are really going to achieve those goals, our young people will have to act, both in Jamaica and across the rest of the world. Yes, we want them to continue to speak. Their voice continues to matter, but we also want them to act in their schools and in their communities. Choose a goal that is near and dear to their hearts and do something related to it. Be innovative; be creative,” he urged.Mr. Green was speaking with JIS News on Wednesday (October 24) at a United Nations (UN) Day 2018 event at the University of Technology (UTech), St. Andrew.The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity.These goals have been integrated in the Vision 2030 national development plan, which is the strategic road map to guide the country in attaining developed country status.Mr. Green said “the Government stands ready to help facilitate action that will help our young people to achieve their true potential and that will help all of us as a society to achieve our Vision 2030”.UN Resident Coordinator, Bruno Pouezat, said the UN Day event aimed to amplify distribution of information on the work of the international organisation and the SDGs through its UN Club movement.“We brought together the young people of Jamaica to share their common interest in the SDGs to ensure that Jamaica pursues and remains on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030. We have had excellent participation by schools across the country,” he said.The event, hosted by UN Jamaica in partnership with the United Nations Association of Jamaica (UNAJ), was attended by students from 14 high schools across the island, including those with operational UN Clubs.It featured exhibitions by the UN agencies resident in Jamaica, Ministry of Health’s ‘Jamaica Moves’, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and Vision 2030 Jamaica, and other local partners.Observed under the theme ‘Youth Action on the SDGs’, UN Day 2018 was held to encourage high-school students to take their place in advancing action on the SDGs and introduce them to the work and mission of the UN.UN Day commemorates the anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Charter in 1945.With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the UN officially came into being. October 24 has been celebrated as UN Day since 1948.last_img read more

K Line Names Chubu Electric’s New LNG Carrier

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) held a naming ceremony for a newly-built liquefied natural gas carrier at Sakaide Shipyard of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI) today.The 164,700m3 Moss-type (independent spherical tank) vessel was named Bishu Maru by the President & Director Satoru Katsuno of Chubu Electric Power, the charterer of the vessel.As reported by World Maritime News, the vessel was ordered by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha for Chubu Electric in March 2013.K Line said that the new carrier will mainly serve on the transportation route between Australia and Japan after delivery, and is expected to contribute to stable transportation of energy in Japan.Featuring the length of 293m, a beam of 48.9m, and a reheat turbine plant, the vessel is capable of reaching a speed of 19.5 knots.last_img read more

Frances Yellow Vest Protests Continue Police Struggle to Gain Control

By Shaquile GoffRabat – France is still dealing with anti-government protests organized by a group known as the “Yellow Vests.” Protesting the rising price of fuel, nearly 300,000 people took to the streets on Saturday, many wearing yellow reflective vests. The protesters set up roadblocks and quickly paralyzed French roads. Protesters also stationed around strategic positions like fuel depots. Police are now systematically working to dislodge protesters across the country, according to French sources Since Saturday, over 500 people have been injured, and two people died as a result of the traffic jams caused by the blockades. Businesses are also suffering since the protests broke out. Few people are able to find fuel stations that still have fuel in stock, leading to less people travelling to business centres. Freight shipments are also unable to get to businesses as well, leading to a double-headed issue for many stores in the country.Outcry grew after President Emmanuel Macron introduced a new hydrocarbon tax to promote alternative energy. The tax raised prices 23% in a year, to an average of €1.51/liter of diesel. The last time fuel prices were this high was the early 2000s, says AFP. Drivers are not pleased with the taxes, and a French poll showed that over 70 percent of citizens support the Yellow Vests. Thursday morning, neighboring countries reported protests spilled over their borders.                   Global oil prices are steadily falling, since they peaked in October. However, the citizens of France are not feeling the benefits of this due to Macron’s taxes. Macron asked for dialogue, and his administration promised to invest €500 million to assist working-class households through energy subsidies and higher scrappage bonuses for the purchase of cleaner vehicles.Similar protests occurred in Morocco earlier this year. In October, taxi drivers, bus drivers, and freight drivers went on strike to protest against high fuel prices. Although the Moroccan protest was not as intense and violent as in France, Moroccans still felt its effect on commodity prices. The cost of food, especially fruit and vegetable prices rose by nearly 33 percent after the strike. Prices in Morocco are much lower now. In France, however, the situation remains tense, and protesters are planning large demonstrations in Paris this weekend. read more

CoucheTard to acquire 23 Premium 7 locations in Estonia for undisclosed price

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 20, 2016 5:43 am MDT Last Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAVAL, Que. – Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. (TSX:ATD.B) is expanding its European network of filling stations and convenience stores.The Quebec-based company has agreed to acquire 23 locations in Estonia, currently operated under the Premium 7 brand.That includes 11 full service fuel stations with convenience stores and 12 automated fuel stations.Couche-Tard says the two sides of the transaction won’t be disclosing the price.It will initially rebrand the sites under the Statoil brand and then switch it within a year to the Circle K global brand.The Laval-based company had previously announced plans to replace its Mac’s brand in Canada with the Circle K brand while retaining Couche-Tard as its retail brand in its home province.Couche-Tard will have a total of 77 company-operated stores and fuel stations in Estonia after completing the 23-site purchase from Sevenoil Est OU and its affiliates. Couche-Tard to acquire 23 Premium 7 locations in Estonia for undisclosed price read more

Walking on thin ice Crazy parent seen carrying toddler across frozen lake

first_imgIn a statement the Coastguard service said: “This comes each year, however this year the ice is looking thicker than usual. This is not the case and the ice is still very thin and will not support weight.”We have seen people attempting to walk on the ice already, especially children. Please do not do this as there is a serious risk of falling through.”If you see someone that gets into difficulties immediately phone 999 and ask for the Coastguard….. DO NOT attempt to rescue them yourself by going onto the ice.” 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 man was spotted at Whitlingham Broad, Norfolk, on Sunday afternoon.Lesley Ball, 62, who was there at the time, said: “I have never seen anything more stupid in my life.”It is one thing for the man to risk his life, but to involve an innocent child in what could be deadly accident, is nothing short of irresponsible.”They could have fallen through at any moment. It doesn’t bear thinking about.”Just hours earlier, temperatures dropped below zero in what forecasters say was the coldest night in four years.center_img A warning about the dangers of walking thin ice has been issued after a parent was seen carrying a toddler across a frozen lake.The man could be seen stepping onto the lake with the youngster in his arms without any consideration that they may fall through.His actions have been described as “crazy” by the Coastguard, which released a picture of the incident and warned of the dangers of stepping on ice.Two teenagers have previously drowned at the lake, which is up to 50ft deep in places.last_img read more

Exxon teams up with Communities Ministry – building communities solid

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$125M contract inked for landfills in 3 municipalitiesAugust 23, 2017In “Business”2014: A challenging but exciting year for Local Gov’t sectorDecember 26, 2014In “Politics”Natural Resources Ministry takes umbrage to ‘Pick it Up’ criticismsDecember 3, 2013In “Local News” The Ministry of Communities is building the capacity of regional democratic organs to provide waste management services, according to the Department of Public Information.This process is being assisted through collaboration with ExxonMobil in a workshop held today at the Pegasus Hotel. The sessions were facilitated by the Environmental Resources Management (ERM) company. The workshop was attended by members of the Regional Democratic Councils (RDCs), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and private sector.Participants at the workshopERM Representative Paul Fletcher said the workshop is the first in a series between ERM and the Ministry. “This first workshop is really just to help you gain the knowledge of a number of the general principles…of integrated waste management”, Fletcher explained at the opening of the workshop.Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Communities, Danielle Campbell-Lowe said the collaboration is part of the Ministry’s mandate “to build the capacity of the local democratic organs” and “to provide waste management services that are affordable, adequate in an efficient and effective manner,” DPI said. read more

Heres What Happened Today Saturday

first_imgView of a derailed train after it was smashed by a boulder, outside the French town of Annot, southeastern France (Image: STR/PA).#FRANCE: Two women were killed when a massive falling boulder caused a train derailment in the French Alps. [AFP]#LONDON: A 42-year-old man was found guilty of sexually assaulting an eight-year-old girl in the gift shop of Madam Tussaud’s famous wax museum.#ABUSE: Woody Allen said allegations he sexually abused his daughter are ludicrous.#SYRIA: An aid convoy carrying supplies into the Syrian city of Homs was attacked, leaving one relief worker injured. [BBC]INNOVATIONReading, voice recording and puzzle games – here are five apps worth downloading this week.Researchers in Spain are working out a way for people to be identified by their body odour… [The Verge]PARTING SHOTThe New York Times featured these incredible photos of the pilgrims at Croagh Patrick, making their way to the summit. NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news…Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll is tackled by Wales’s Sam Warburton during the RBS 6 Nations match at the Aviva Stadium (Image: Niall Carson/PA).IRELANDWe were warned that the heavy rain still poses a major risk and repairing damage may cost €100 million. [RTÉ]New legislation will compel hospitals to admit medical negligence to patients and families.Police in Northern Ireland name a baby who died of serious injuries last night as Caragh Walsh.Rehab received over €80 million in State finding last year. Here’s a breakdown.We found out that Defence Force recruitment will start next month.There was praise for Panti at the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis.Pro-choice activists held a demonstration outside the Spanish Embassy.A 23-year-old man will appear in court over a €120,000 cannabis seizure in Longford.The Irish rugby team trounced Wales 26-3 at the Aviva Stadium.WORLDlast_img read more

Blogger is back but posts are still missing

first_imgAfter a Blogger outage that left users unable to post, the blogging service is now back up. Blogger Tech Lead Eddie Kessler said users lost the ability to post for 20.5 hours, but the problem actually started at 10 p.m. PST on Wednesday, May 11, when Blogger went down for what was supposed to be a routine one-hour maintenance update.Kessler said that during the scheduled maintenance Wednesday night, Blogger experienced “some data corruption that impacted Bloggers behavior.” He said that the platform experienced a number of irregularities during the update, including sporadic outages, vanishing posts, and users ending up at the wrong blog accidentally.Blogger didn’t come back up an hour later like it was supposed to, and besides not being able to publish new articles, anything that was written after 7:37 a.m. (PDT) on May 11 was lost from all Blogger blogs, leaving many people worried that their content had been permanently deleted. The site was put into a read-only mode, making it possible for users to visit the blog and read posts. Blogger said that when the problem first occurred during Wednesday’s maintenance, it rolled Blogger back to an earlier version. This version caused posts published after 7:37 a.m. that day to be temporarily removed.Earlier today, Blogger announced on its official Blogger Buzz blog that posting was back up, however, the missing content is still not appearing on the sites. The word is that it should be replaced in the next few hours.via Blogger Buzzlast_img read more

EA threatens total games ban for not reporting SimCity bugs

first_imgMost End User License Agreements (EULA) are far too long and complicated for anyone to bother reading. And in the case of games, you just want to play the game so click past them without a second thought. But sometimes they do contain some quite ridiculous conditions, and the EULA for the SimCity beta has just such an example.The point of having a beta is to discover and eradicate as many bugs as possible before a game ships to the consumer masses. Gamers included on a beta get to play the game early in return for stress testing the title and reporting bugs.EA wants beta testers to report any and all bugs found in SimCity as and when they are found, but if you choose not to report one, the punishment will be very severe. In fact, the SimCity EULA states that if EA discovers you haven’t reported a bug the publisher will treat you “no differently from someone who abuses the Bug.” What that translates to is you will be banned from accessing any and all EA products (games) you currently own/play.As this is an EA product, and therefore inevitably locked to Origin, it means failure to report a SimCity bug could see you locked out of all your Origin-registered games. There doesn’t seem to be a time limit on the ban either, leaving you to fight through some appeals process to get your access back if it turns out to be permanent.In order for this condition to lead to a ban I’m hoping you have to do something pretty severe–like hiding a bug and then later attempting to take advantage of it in the final game. But the language is so open this could be used against any beta player who forgets to log a report. A bug is also defined by EA as including undocumented features, so it stands to reason you may end up using a feature in the beta you have no idea is undocumented and get caught out.SimCity is set to launch on March 5 and will require a constant Internet connection to play. And I do wonder if this same condition will make it into the final EULA for the game in a bid to deter players from attempting to cheat?via Ars Technicalast_img read more

LiPad rassemble les passionnés devant les magasins Apple français

first_imgL’iPad rassemble les passionnés devant les magasins Apple françaisFrance – L’iPad est désormais disponible dans l’Hexagone et à travers le monde. A 8 heures, une centaine de personnes étaient rassemblées devant l’Apple Store parisien du Louvre. Une scène que l’on pouvait également observer dans de nombreuses villes à travers le monde.Que ce soit à Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Londres ou encore Berlin, les fidèles d’Apple se sont rassemblés cette nuit bien avant l’ouverture des Apple Store pour être les premiers à bénéficier de l’iPad. Ils étaient une centaine devant le magasin du Louvre, à s’impatienter après qu’Apple a reporté le lancement de sa tablette internet il y a un mois.Son format et son écran en font pour beaucoup un outil plus facile à transporter et plus agréable à lire qu’un ordinateur portable. De plus, il bénéficie de l’ensemble des applications déjà disponibles sur l’App Store, au même titre que l’iPhone. Au rayon des points négatifs, on citera tout de même un prix de départ à 499 euros. Certains consommateurs s’agacent d’ailleurs de constater que pour la firme à la pomme, “1 dollar est égal à 1 euro”, estimant qu’Apple manque de considération envers le marché européen.Le 28 mai 2010 à 11:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Edward Gartland Youth Center Art show coming January

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Dec 2015 – A Year End report from the Edward Gartland Youth Center revealed that more and more the center nestled in down town Provo has become the go-to spot for youngsters. Director, Roxanne Wake Forbes said an amazing 80-125 youth turn up to the Center on a daily basis to attend one of over 25 programs. Wake Forbes in a media release said, “ This last quarter has allowed us to further develop our programs and we have been able to offer more clubs such as Boxing and Music Club and reinstate our ever popular Basketball team and the fun and educational Tasty Treats program.”Now, a new year event is planned to celebrate the various milestones, it is dubbed, An Exclusive Evening of Art. The art exhibition is slated for January 30 at 6pm at the Youth Center. The funds, says Wake-Forbes will build a Music Studio at the Centre. Nutrition in Demand summer camp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Camps galore at Youth Center in Provo Recommended for you Related Items:art show, edward gartland youth center, roxanne wake forbes Easter Traditions: Church services, fried fish & hot crossed buns and kite flyinglast_img read more

Majority of leaders back Rahul as Cong prez ahead of 2nd CWC

first_imgNew Delhi: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) will meet for the second time on Saturday evening to take a final call on the new party president after a number of leaders, including state chiefs and MPs, backed Rahul Gandhi to continue on the post despite his refusal to reconsider his resignation. Sources said during the process of consultation with state PCC chiefs, Congress legislature party leaders and party MPs, there was a consensus on Rahul Gandhi continuing as party chief. However, Gandhi had in the morning asserted that he would not take back his resignation after CWC members unanimously urged him to reconsider. Also Read – Congress MLA Shivakumar moves High Court seeking protection from arrest Advertise With Us During the wider consultation process, only a few suggested other names while a majority of them said the party will face desertions if Rahul Gandhi does not remain the leader. Some even told Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to prevail upon Rahul to reconsider his May 25 resignation. The party’s top decision-making body will reconvene at 8 pm to discuss reports of five groups, formed earlier in the day, to scrutinise names of a potential successor to Rahul Gandhi. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi recused themselves from the consultation process saying they cannot be part of it as they have been Congress presidents in the past and would not like the opinion of the party leaders to be influenced in any manner. “There is a process of consultation and naturally Rahul ji and myself, we cannot be part of that consultation,” Sonia Gandhi told reporters. Asked how their names were in the sub-groups for consultations, she said, “That’s obviously a mistake because we cannot be in that.” Advertise With Us At 11 am, the Congress’ top brass, including ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh, party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi, Ahmed Patel, A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and P Chidambaram, went into a huddle at the All India Congress Committee headquarters here. The CWC decided to have consultations with leaders from across the country and it was divided into five groups for different regions — northeast, east, north, west and south. The CWC group for the northeast region included top party leaders such as Ahmed Patel, Ambika Soni and former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat. The group for the eastern region included AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal, ex-Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and former Union minister Kumari Selja. The northern region group included Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Jyotiraditya Scindia and P Chidambaram. The western region group had leaders such as Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge, A K Antony and Motilal Vora. The group for the southern region included Manmohan Singh, Anand Sharma and Mukul Wasnik. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his deputy Sachin Pilot, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy were also part of the consultation process. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said several leaders who could not make it to New Delhi have been consulted over the phone. The five groups will place their final report before the CWC at 8 pm. The CWC, which is yet to accept Rahul Gandhi’s resignation, began its meeting by urging him to continue as party chief in the wake of the BJP’s “onslaught on democracy and dissent”, Surjewala said. Narayanasamy told reporters, “I told them that Rahul Gandhi should continue as AICC president. They asked me for an alternative, but I said there is none. We have to persuade him to withdraw his resignation because he is the only leader who can carry the party forward and strengthen it.” Rahul Gandhi has already said the next party chief should be a non-Gandhi, making the task of Congress leaders difficult. He said that he will spend the next two days in his constituency Wayanad in flood-hit Kerala. Clarity on the issue is expected by tonight, with Surjewala saying, “There is a sense that this impasse should end as soon as possible, which is why the CWC will meet again at 8 pm to take a call.” He said Rahul Gandhi while refusing to continue as party chief, asked the CWC to broad-base the consultation process and engage state chiefs, CLP leaders, MPs, and AICC secretaries. A number of partymen have expressed their opinion in public that the delay in selecting the new Congress chief is harming the party. As the Congress began the process of finding Rahul Gandhi’s successor, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor said on Saturday the new chief should be a person who can energise the party’s organisation and inspire the voters, asserting that the Congress cannot afford “business as usual”. “For those following the #CWC meet to decide on a new @INCIndia President: My position remains what I first articulated more than a month ago: CWC should choose an Interim President asap (as soon as possible), then resign & announce open elections for both President & CWC,” Tharoor tweeted. The party has also been grappling with a series of desertions by leaders in Karnataka and Maharashtra, the latest being that by ex-Congress Rajya Sabha chief whip Bhubaneswar Kalita and MP Sanjay Singh. With elections in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana coming up, the party is hoping to resolve the leadership issue quickly and move forward.last_img read more

Brie Larsons Captain Marvel is now the highestgrossing movie of 2019

first_imgBrie Larson’s debut Marvel Cinematic Universe movie has created history after earning $1.003 billion in the ticket sales worldwide. Captain Marvel has become the third MCU movie in recent years to enter the billion-dollar club.As per the collection state by BoxOfficeMojo, Captain Marvel has now officially made $1 billion worldwide. After earning this phenomenon amount, this superhero movie has officially dismissed everyone who used to think that a female-led superhero won’t fetch big bucks at the box-office collection. As per the report, Captain Marvel has earned $348 million in North America alone. Whereas, it has fetched over $645 million from the international market.In the international market, China had a lot to contribute to the box-office of Captain Marvel. From China alone, the superhero movie earned over $150 million. Whereas, it earned $40 million from South Korea, $39 million from the UK, and $14 million from India.Captain Marvel is currently the highest-grossing movie of 2019 and after earning $1.003 billion, it has become the 19th Disney movie to ever achieve something this big. Captain MarvelMarvel Entertainment Official YoutubeAfter earning $1 billion, Captain Marvel has joined the list of seven MCU movie who crossed the billion dollars mark. Movies like Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man 3, and others have managed to cross $1 billion at the box-office collection.Fans will get to see Captain Marvel in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame movie. From the recently released trailer of Endgame and the released Captain Marvel movie, it looks like killing Thanos would be extremely easy for Carol Danvers. She has traveled across the Universe and it would be interesting to see her perspective on things when we will have Captain America and Tony Stark on the same screen.After the release of Avengers: Endgame, we will get to see Carol Danvers in several MCU movies. There are speculations of Captain Marvel 2 and apart from this, fans will get to see her in some capacity in other MCU movies. There are chances that she might appear in Doctor Strange 2 or Black Panther 2. Whatever the plot would be, it would always be amazing to see Brie Larson playing the role of earth’s mightiest superhero.last_img read more

Garment workers in Savar protest for due salaries

first_imgSavarWorkers of a readymade garment factory in Savar demonstrated on Thursday morning in front of their factory demanding due salaries.The workers said they are not getting salaries for the last three months.Several hundreds workers of Abbas Apparel gathered at their factories from the morning and demonstrated. Workers said that about 600 workers are not getting salary for the last three months. Authorities have told them that they would be given due payment by Thursday.However, no officials did come to the factory on the day and workers found the main gate locked in the morning, which made them angry.Law enforcement members were seen deployed in front of the factory.last_img read more

Is the 1997 movie Event Horizon a secret Warhammer 40k prequel

first_imgFans of Warhammer 40k take their favorite franchise very seriously. Look up any wiki on Warhammer and you’ll see some of the most seemingly inconsequential articles often stretch into thousands of words.The only officially released movie, 2010’s Ultramarines, was not well-received, but there may actually be a better Warhammer movie already in existence. A popular fan theory states that the 1997 sci-fi/horror flick Event Horizon fits quite well in the timeline and mythos of Warhammer 40k. This film recently came back to Netflix in the US, so let’s see if the fans are right about this one.The events of Warhammer 40k take place in the distant future (the 41st millennium) at a time when mankind has spread across the stars. The technology they use to do this is called the Warp-Drive, and this is what ties Event Horizon to Warhammer in a rather intriguing way. If you’ve never seen Event Horizon, there will be some minor spoilers here.Event Horizon stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill as they and a small crew of investigators try to find out what happened to an experimental starship called the Event Horizon. It was testing a first-of-its-kind gravity drive that could allow it to cover the vast distance between stars, but it vanished on its maiden voyage only to return several years later without the crew. Proponents of the Warhammer connection explain that the gravity drive tested in the mid 21st century is an early version of the Warp-Drive from Warhammer. In Warhammer lore, traveling through “The Warp” without proper protection is a sure recipe for death.Warhammer’s Warp (sometimes called the Immaterium or just Chaos) is an alternate dimension of pure psychic energy populated by so-called Chaos Gods and their Daemon servants, along with a plethora of other warp entities. To protect the crew of ships in Warhammer, humans have psychic navigators that guide them through the warp and a technology called a Gellar Field. To go without the Gellar Field would expose the crew to attack by Chaos beings. So why go through there? It’s a shortcut from anywhere to anywhere else.In the film, we learn that the Event Horizon was in a dimension of pure “chaos” or “hell” that caused the crew to either kill each other or be killed by some unknown power. The ship seems alive after its mysterious trip, and something is manipulating and murdering the investigators. So, the question of where the Event Horizon was and what happened to the crew is answered rather simply by this fan theory — it was in The Warp. Neither psychic navigators nor the Gellar Field existed when Event Horizon took place, leaving the crew exposed to Chaos — a term that’s actually used in the movie. The Chaos God Khorne, for example, would have been quite happy to eliminate the crew of the ship. He’s the Chaos God of blood, murder, and war — pleasant fellow.When Event Horizon came back and the rescue party arrives, its engine is still online (we see it fire up on occasion). If we assume the above explanation is correct, the ship still has a connection to The Warp. Thus, Chaos Gods could influence the crew, hoping to lure them back to the other side. According to the theory, a Daemon of Chaos might even have hitched a ride back on the Event Horizon to torment humanity. This is something that has happened repeatedly in the Warhammer universe when the barrier between realspace and The Warp is breached.It’s a hard sell to claim that writer Philip Eisner came up with this story specifically as a Warhammer prequel, but maybe he took some inspiration from the nature of The Warp in Warhammer 40k. Even if it’s all baseless, it adds an interesting new dimension to the movie. Check it out and see if you agree.last_img read more

Router compromise rogue remote control Easy says ISE

first_img( —Router hacking is joining the ranks of computer security headaches, where the wireless router becomes the key target for those seeking to trespass into someone else’s network. The remote attacker can take full control of the router’s settings or just bypass authentication and takes control. The attacker is free to modify traffic as it enters and leaves the network. Wrote Michael Mimoso in Threatpost, from Kasperksy Lab, “Hackers love to attack Java. Why? Well, not only because it is full of holes, but because it’s everywhere, embedded on endpoints, Web browsers, mobile devices and more. The same goes for attacking wireless routers; they’re buggy and they’re everywhere.” Citation: Router compromise, rogue remote control? Easy, says ISE (2013, April 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Belkin N900 router More information: … oho_router_hacks.jsp Netgear Launches A New Family Of Wireless-N Routers Earlier this week, that turned out to be more than a quip as, beyond Kasperksy Lab, other researchers exposed critical security vulnerabilities in small office and home office (SOHO) routers and wireless access points. The research was from Baltimore, Maryland-based Independent Security Evaluators. Their key findings: All of the 13 routers they looked at can be taken over from the local network (four never requiring an active management session) and 11 of the 13 can be taken over from the WAN (two never requiring an active management session). Actually, there is a another important takeaway from their research: The wireless router hacking vulnerabilities they examined do not take a pile of expertise. “Our research indicates that a moderately skilled adversary with LAN or WLAN access can exploit all thirteen routers,” they said. But while attackers may not need esoteric skills to break into routers, the ISE experts said the average end user can do little to fully mitigate such attacks.”Successful mitigation often requires a level of sophistication and skill beyond that of the average user (and beyond that of the most likely victims).”ISE’s team said the vendors of these networking devices should be in the front of the line for mitigation actions. Actions they can take include preparing firmware upgrades that address the issues, instructing their registered users how to upgrade device firmware; be timely in the issue and customer notification of patches; and design a method for automatic firmware updates with the opportunity for users to opt out; and perform regular security audits to ensure devices are as hardened as possible. ISE has also announced its future plans toward focusing on SOHO routers. All signs are that they will stay on the case. “Six months after releasing the advisories for the 13 routers, ISE will upgrade the firmware on all 13 routers and perform a reassessment to determine what—if any—impact deeper scrutiny from the security community has brought to the SOHO router industry.” According to ISE, its next study may include more than the 13 routers seen so far.This research was conducted by Jacob Holcomb and directed by Stephen Bono and Sam Small. Jacob Thompson, Kedy Liu, Jad Khalil, and Vincent Faires also contributed. Explore further © 2013 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.last_img read more

Ladysmith couple still very much in love after many years of marriage

first_img93-year-old Guy Raymond Smith and 88-year-old Elizabeth Dorotheo Smith are blessed and thankful to the Lord on seeing 67 years of marriage.Like every marriage, there have been trials and tribulations, but as a strong couple who deeply love each other, they conquered all obstacles.The couple stay at the Juana Maria cottages.Mr Smith worked in the airforce and at the Richmond Station.A Ladysmith Gazette journalist was intrigued by the couple; by how much they love and care for each other.They say they were friends at first, which later turned into true love.Also read: Visit by elderly couple with a long historyThey carried on to tell their love story with a sparkle in their eyes. Mrs Smith was born in Durban and Mr Smith in Pietermaritzburg. They met at Richmond Station, where Elizabeth arrived by train to visit her sister.Mr Smith was working at the station at that time and went to help the ladies with their luggage.When Mrs Smith’s sister asked him to carry their luggage to a nearby motorbike for them, with a smile on his face, he picked up their luggage and walked with it to their home.They immediately became friends and during the months that passed, the friendship turned into love.They married on July 1, 1950. In the year 1959, they moved to Ladysmith due to Mr Smith’s work.Mrs Smith was an educator in Ladysmith for many years. She, together with her wonderful husband, made many friends due to their warm hearts and friendly smiles.Elizabeth was also a great tennis player back in the day. Together with friends, she would play tennis every weekend. Not only that, but the couple also love being around children.They have two sons and two grandchildren.“We are very thankful to the Lord for keeping us so strong and also for His hands of protection over us and our family,” says Elizabeth. The couple are wished everything of the best in the years head, in the caring hands of the Almighty.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! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more

US mens national team stuns Netherlands with 2 late goals for 43

first_imgIn a wide-open friendly that produced a barrage of chances and a stunning finish, the U.S. men’s national soccer team scored twice in the closing moments to shock the sixth-ranked Netherlands, 4-3, on Friday at Amsterdam Arena.Danny Williams scored the equalizer in the 88th minute and Bobby Wood broke the deadline in the 90th as the U.S. overcame a 3-1 deficit in the last 20-plus minutes to produce one of the greatest away victories in the program’s recent history.Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored twice and was credited with the assist on Memphis Depay’s accidental deflection. Gyassi Zardes, a 23-year-old forward for the Los Angeles Galaxy, and John Brooks also scored for the U.S., who will face World Cup champion Germany on Wednesday in Cologne.The U.S. team was confident and assertive as the match unfolded, holding possession and creating regular opportunities. Jasper Cillessen thwarted Zardes’ clear bid from 12 yards. Michael Bradley smacked the right post from the top of the box. And Brek Shea picked the right angle to infiltrate the penalty area but did not fool Cillessen with his low effort.The missed opportunities bit the U.S. in the 27th minute when Depay swung in a left-side cross toward Huntelaar, who slipped into a pocket behind Brooks and in front of Ventura Alvarado for a six-yard header past Brad Guzan.The U.S., ranked No. 27, answered in the 33rd minute when Zardes used the outside of his inside foot to one-time Fabian Johnson’s cross into the near corner for his first career goal in seven appearances. could not arrive soon enough, though, as the 2014 World Cup semifinalists were reliably dangerous and applied heavy pressure. An apparent goal in the closing moments was nullified by a foul call in the box.The Dutch picked up where they left off at the start of the second half. A moment after Guzan stopped Robin van Persie’s close-in header, Huntelaar gained inside position on substitute Michael Orozco and headed Gregory van der Wiel’s cross over the beleaguered goalkeeper.The madness continued in the 53rd minute when Huntelaar’s drive from the top of the box clipped Depay, caromed off the right post and behind Guzan. wide-open play resumed. Zardes’s low threat in the 64th was kicked aside by Cillessen. Brooks cut the deficit to 3-2 after surging out of the back and connecting with Bradley, whose diagonal ball led DeAndre Yedlin into the right side of the box. Yedlin crossed to the unmarked Brooks for his first goal since scoring the game-winner against Ghana in the World Cup opener last summer.Moments later, Cillessen denied Bobby Wood’s bid for the equalizer. In the 83rd minute, Johnson narrowly avoided an own goal when his clearance of a Dutch threat nicked the post.The chances continued to flow. Cillessen blocked Jordan Morris’s near-post effort, but later, Williams’s 20-yard bid off a clearance deflected off Luuk De Jong and sailed into the right side of the net for his first international goal.At the other end, Guzan made a sensational save on De Jong, who sent the rebound off the post.Then in the 90th, Bradley’s work supplied Morris, whose right-side cross found Wood, 22, alone at the six-yard box for an improbable winning goal, his first strike in a U.S. uniform.“It was an unbelievable game,” Williams said. “It’s a fantastic feeling to win against Holland in Amsterdam.”© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:FEDEFUTBOL official: FIFA scandal won’t affect Costa Rica’s upcoming matches Blatter says FIFA faces ‘more bad news’ Blatter wins FIFA vote amid corruption storm FIFA official: Russia, Qatar face losing World Cups if bribery provenlast_img read more