College Football Coach’s Younger Brother Passes Away Before Bowl Game

first_imgA football resting by the pylon at the Temple Owls gamePHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 17: A football rests on the pylon prior to the game between the South Florida Bulls and Temple Owls the at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)A college football head coach will be leading his team with a heavy heart in its bowl game.Temple interim head coach Ed Foley will be coaching the Owls in their bowl game on Thursday, but he’ll be doing so after learning some terrible family news.Foley’s younger brother passed away last had more on the tragic news:Since Friday, the bowl preparation has also provided a sense of refuge after the news that day that Cliff Foley, Ed’s younger brother, had passed away.Ed Foley said on Wednesday the cause of the death was still unknown.Cliff Foley, a 1987 graduate of Cherry Hill East where he starred in football and baseball and then enjoyed an excellent baseball career at Villanova, has been living for years in Plano, Texas.During Wednesday’s final press conference at Independence Stadium, Foley talked about his brother and dealing with the tragic situation. (He was asked before the press conference if he would be willing to discuss his brother and Ed Foley was more than willing to oblige.)Our thoughts are with the Foleys and their family and friends.Temple is set to play Duke in the Independence Bowl on Thursday. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. E.T.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finals

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: How the points table looks like after England reach semi-finalsWorld Cup 2019: England grabbed the third spot in the semi-finals after their massive 119-run victory over New Zealand and will now face either Australia or India in the World Cup 2019 knockouts.advertisement Rohan Sen July 4, 2019UPDATED: July 4, 2019 12:58 IST England registered their sixth win in nine games while New Zealand suffered their third successive loss in (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSEngland qualified for the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1992New Zealand look the most-likely to join Australia, India and England in the semis despite their lossEngland will now face either Australia or India in the last four of the World Cup 2019England produced yet another clinical performance against a hapless New Zealand side on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time after 1992, virtually knocking out Pakistan from the race to qualify for the last four of this edition.The hosts rode on yet another superb batting performance from the likes of Jonny Bairstow (106), Jason Roy (60) and captain Eoin Morgan (42) to post 305 for 8 on the board. Mark Wood and company then ran through the Kiwi batting lineup to bundle the opposition out for 186 in 45 overs with Wood grabbing 3 wickets.The win not only saw England clinch third place in the points table but also massively improved their net run rate. It was their sixth win in nine games while New Zealand suffered their third successive loss in the tournament.ICC WORLD CUP 2019 POINTS TALLYThree teams are now in the last-four. New Zealand look the most-likely to join Australia, India and England.Here is how the points table looks now after 41 group games with one final semi-final spot up for grabs. India Today PhotoPAKISTAN VIRTUALLY KNOCKED OUTFor Pakistan, the equation has become very tough and they are all but out of the race for the semis. Pakistan are placed 5th with 9 points from 8 matches. They have a negative net run rate of -0.792 while New Zealand who are sitting 4th with 11 points from 9 matches have a positive net run rate of +0.175 even after their loss to England.For Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team to qualify, they need to bat first and beat Bangladesh by atleast 311 runs if they post 350 on the board, or beat them by 316 runs if they post 400 on the board or win by 321 runs if they manage a total of 450.advertisementIf Pakistan bowl first then they will be knocked out even before the first ball is bowled at Lord’s on Friday. New Zealand meanwhile, will qualify if Bangladesh beat Pakistan on Friday. They will also qualify if Bangladesh lose by a lesser margin than the ones mentioned in the scenarios above.Also Read | Why it is nearly impossible for Pakistan to reach World Cup 2019 semi-finalsAlso Read | England reach semi-finals after thrashing New Zealand in Chester-le-StreetAlso Read | Never depend on others: Fans heartbroken as Pakistan’s World Cup semi-final chances all but overFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow England vs New ZealandFollow World Cup 2019Follow World Cup Points Table Nextlast_img read more

Celebrate the Holidays All Year Long with Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale

first_imgChristmas may be over, but with all of the work and time that San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Company has put into their annual Christmas Ale, it’s something to stock up on and celebrate year-round.In 2017, Anchor released the 43rd iteration of the Anchor Christmas Ale. Each year, a new recipe is written, but the beer is always meant to provide a holiday celebration, says brewmaster Scott Ungermann. In addition to the beer inside, the label itself changes annually, highlighting a different tree.The most recent iteration showcases the Santa Lucia fir, which can only found along the central California coast. The design comes courtesy of artist James Stitt, who has drawn the Christmas Ale labels since 1975. This, Ungermann says, not only helps to symbolize the winter solstice, but it also gives collectors something new to look for year after year.Available from November and through January (there’s still time to get yours!), Christmas Ale is full of cacao, toffee, nuts, honey, and herbal spice flavors. The spice levels this year, however, are less than years past, allowing other ingredients to shine through, Ungermann says. Anchor also added more specialty malts, including some that were used for the very first time at the brewery. The exact ingredients are held close to the vests of just a few brewers.“This year’s Christmas Ale has a strong malt profile that is enhanced with wintry spices,” Ungermann said. “This is the third year in a row that we peeled back the layers of spices, taking some ingredients out and making those remaining stand out even more.”While you can drink it now, it is also highly encouraged to save some of the Christmas ale so that you can do a vertical tasting. Once you’ve collected a few years’ worth of ales, invite some friends over and pop them open to see how the spices have evolved over time.Throughtout the years, the new recipes have increased the beer’s alcohol level, going from 5.5-percent ABV two years ago to-6.7 percent for the 2017 version. Anchor suggests settling in next to a fire to enjoy this Christmas Ale, as one might enjoy a holiday cocktail, or pouring next to a classic feast of roasted turkey (here’s your excuse to whip up another holiday meal before next December). Editors’ Recommendations The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches 9 Best Fall Beers to Drink This Year, According to the Brewing Experts All the New Whiskies You Need to Drink This Fall Guinness Shoots For the Moon With a New Beer The Best Oktoberfest Beers to Sip On This Season last_img read more

Judge will not review Crowns decision in fatal police shooting at Calgary

first_imgCALGARY – The parents of a man shot dead by police have lost a bid for a judicial review of a decision not to lay charges.Anthony Heffernan was holding a syringe and a lighter when a Calgary officer shot him four times — twice in the head — in a hotel room in March 2015. Police had been called in after the 27-year-old failed to check out of his room.The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team initially found there were grounds to charge the officer with a criminal offence.The Crown later determined a conviction was unlikely and no charges would be laid.Court of Queen’s Bench Justice John Henderson dismissed the application of Pat and Irene Heffernan for a review. The judge said there was no evidence suggesting an abuse of process by the Crown.“The applicants have understandably suffered a significant loss and nothing in this decision is intended to minimize the extent of their grief,” Henderson said in a written decision this week.“The Crown’s decision deserves deference. A reviewing court is specifically prohibited from micro-managing or second-guessing the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.”The parents’ lawyer Tom Engel said Wednesday that he won’t be appealing the decision.They will wait and see what happens with the police force’s internal disciplinary process, as well as a fatality inquiry. The family has also filed a civil suit.“If new evidence comes out of these processes in the future, we can always go back and try again to see if we can get a judge to review the Crown’s decision not to prosecute,” Engel said.“The Heffernans are determined to ensure that these officers are held accountable.”Heffernan appeared to be in a drug-induced state when officers arrived that day and he refused demands to drop the syringe.One officer fired a Taser at Heffernan but it didn’t work. A second officer was preparing to hit Heffernan again with the stun gun, when another officer fired his gun six times.Four bullets struck Heffernan, one hit a wall and one hit the floor.The serious incident response team reported that the syringe — without a needle tip — was recovered from underneath Heffernan’s body. An autopsy found marks consistent with a history of intravenous drug use and toxicology tests revealed cocaine in his system.His family had argued that the officer fired recklessly and wildly. They also pointed out that four other officers in the room did not find it necessary to use lethal force.The Crown told the court that it had considered all evidence in the shooting, including that Heffernan was agitated and had moved quickly at the officers. The Crown also said it was reasonable for officers to believe a needle was attached to the syringe and could have caused serious injury.The force last May, after six fatal police shootings over two years, announced an independent review of its use of lethal force.last_img read more

UNICEF starts talks on child disarmament in Central African Republic

Discussions have started with the full support of the Government of CAR, which has engaged in talks with the UNICEF since the first UN assessment mission in the Vakaga region identified armed children among the ranks of non-State armed groups in January, the agency said in a news release.General Damane Zakaria, head and founder of the Assembly of the Union of Democratic Forces (UFDR) rebel group that controls parts of north-eastern CAR, close to Sudan’s troubled Darfur region, has agreed on releasing some 400 children, UNICEF said. A first list of 220 child soldiers has been given to UNICEF last week.“This UNICEF programme not only contributes significantly to children’s welfare, but also helps resolve one of CAR’s most pressing problems,” said the agency’s CAR Humanitarian Coordinator, Toby Lanzer. UNICEF is now entering into negotiations with the Government of CAR to study the feasibility of a release agreement after the UFDR has agreed to sign a final commitment in the coming weeks.The Representative of UNICEF in CAR, Mahimbo Mdoe, thanked the Government for its openness and support in this process. “It is imperative for UNICEF to move fast to free these children from this environment of violence.”Under UNICEF’s plan, communities will be supported and social services rehabilitated to welcome the released children and to facilitate their reintegration back into their families.The UNICEF programme will also extend to all the children of northeast CAR, who will benefit from stepped-up health care, schooling and recreation activities, protection and security. Nearly 300,000 people have had to flee their homes in the CAR over the past year because of fighting, banditry and rebel attacks. UN officials have warned that the conflict in Sudan’s Darfur region is threatening to engulf the CAR as well as Chad. 21 May 2007The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has started talks with rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) to secure the release of hundreds of child soldiers so they can return to their families, with 220 already freed so far. read more

WatchAlberta bans BC wine urges residents to drink craft beer instead as

Larry Wong/Postmedia EDMONTON — The fight over Alberta oil coming to British Columbia has now escalated into a wine war.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Tuesday that the province is banning wine from B.C. wineries effective immediately.Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announces on Tuesday that Alberta will boycott all wine from British Columbia in response to the B.C. government’s delay of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. “This is one good step to waking B.C. up to the fact that they can’t attack our industry without a response from us,” Notley said at a legislature news conference. “The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Control Board will put an immediate halt to the import of B.C. wine into Alberta.”She said in 2017, there were 17.2 million bottles imported — the equivalent of about 1.4 million cases — with an estimated value of $70 million per year for B.C. wineries.“The wine industry is very important to B.C. Not nearly as important as the energy industry is to Alberta and Canada, but important nonetheless,” said Notley.“I’m also encouraging all Albertans: next time you’re thinking about ordering a glass of wine, think of our energy workers. Think of your neighbours. Think of our community. Think about our province, and maybe choose some terrific Alberta craft beer instead.”Miles Prodan, president of the B.C. Wine Institute, said the estimated retail value of the wine going to Alberta is likely even higher than Notley’s estimate, around $160 million.Alberta is the most important market for B.C. wine outside of sales within our own the province, Prodan said, adding that about 11 per cent of B.C. wine sold across the country is sold in Alberta.The group, which represents 276 wineries, is disappointed that wine has been dragged into a political tiff, Prodan said.“We hope that cooler heads prevail, that they realize the B.C. wine industry has very little if anything to do with government policy regarding oil pipelines. To us to be used as a pawn is difficult,” he said.The $7.4-billion project, approved in November 2016 by the federal government, would triple capacity on the 1,150-km line, which runs from Edmonton to Burnaby.It’s the linchpin component of Alberta’s fight to get a better overseas price for its oil, which is currently being sold at a discount on the North American market while the province racks up budget deficits over $10 billion.Last week, B.C. Premier John Horgan’s NDP government announced it is looking at rules to limit any increase in the import of diluted bitumen until an independent panel can better analyze whether the system is safe and if it can adequately deal with a spill disaster.Horgan has said the issue is about the B.C. government’s responsibility to keep the coastline and inland waterways safe.Notley conceded the ban on B.C. wine may violate inter-provincial free trade rules, but said Alberta is moving ahead with it anyway.There’s no punch to Trudeau’s pipeline pledge. He needs to put the gloves onTrans Mountain ‘pipeline is going to get built’: Justin Trudeau dismisses B.C.’s bitumen ban threatNotley takes off gloves in pipeline civil war with B.C.“I honestly wish it did not have to be this way,” she said. “We don’t take this lightly. Albertans didn’t want or invite this fight.”Horgan responded to the announcement by urging Alberta to “step back from this threatening position” and vowing to stand with B.C. wine producers.“Our consultation on proposed new regulations hasn’t even begun, but Alberta has seen fit to take measures to impact B.C. businesses,” he said in a statement.Horgan reiterated the provincial government’s position that it has every right to consult with citizens.“If Alberta disagrees they can make that argument in the proper venue, in our court system,” he said.The wine ban is the second trade retaliation Notley has announced. Last week, she suspended talks to buy electricity from B.C., a deal that would be worth $500 million a year to the westernmost province.“We did play by the rules, and we secured the approval of a new pipeline to tidewater to export energy products that support tens of thousands of jobs across this country,” Notley said.“Alberta will not stand by and be the only province impacted by another province’s refusal to play by the rules.”The Opposition B.C. Liberals have branded the pipeline feud a trade war and called on Horgan to “stop playing games.”“This trade spat is simply a lose-lose for everyone,” agriculture critic Ian Paton said in a statement. “We have agricultural workers who are going to lose jobs and Albertans who are going to lose out on our premium wine. British Columbians shouldn’t be in the crossfire of NDP governments fighting.”The federal government has control over the cross-boundary pipelines, and Notley has called B.C.’s attempt to hinder the expansion an unconstitutional attempt to get around federal approval of the project.Notley said the federal government has tools to resolve the impasse and that she will continue to push Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on it.“We are actively preparing measures to get Ottawa to step up and B.C. to back down,” she said.With files from Gemma Karstens-Smith in Vancouver read more

Aurora Cannabis buying Whistler Medical Marijuana in deal worth up to 175

EDMONTON — Aurora Cannabis Inc. has signed a deal to buy Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp. in an all-stock deal worth up to $175 million, including certain milestone payments.Edmonton-based Aurora says the acquisition of the privately held company is expected to provide it with a suite of premium and organic certified products.Whistler operates two indoor licensed production facilities, include one in Whistler, B.C., and another a short drive from the resort town. Enjoy it while you can Cannabis Canada, your edge is already eroding Aurora Cannabis investing $10 million in marijuana retailer High Tide Aurora Cannabis to supply medical pot to Mexico through partnership Once the second location reaches full capacity, the facilities are expected to have a combined production capacity of over 5,000 kilograms per year.The deal is subject to customary closing conditions, as well as third party and regulatory approvals.Shares in Aurora closed at $8.47 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Friday. read more

Haekkerup resigns as head of UN mission in Kosovo Annan regrets move

“The Secretary-General has expressed his deep appreciation to Mr. Haekkerup for his accomplishments in the service of the United Nations and wishes him every success for the future,” said a spokesman for Mr. Annan in a statement issued in New York. Mr. Annan also paid tribute to his envoy’s achievements, underscoring his “skilful management of the process that led to the adoption of a constitutional framework and the successful election held last month.”Explaining his motives in a radio interview, Mr. Haekkerup noted that his work as UNMIK chief entailed long and arduous hours. “My wife is going to have a baby early in the new year, so this was a very good occasion to take a break from the very intense work here,” the envoy said. He added that his decision had been taken in consultation with Mr. Annan. Mr. Haekkerup said Kosovo had seen numerous accomplishments over the past year. “Maybe if you had asked people a year ago ‘do you think that we would have been where we are now, that we have had elections, that we have a Constitutional Framework, that we soon will have a government in Kosovo – a self-government – with the participation of all communities?’ I think many people a year ago would have said: ‘Well, Mr. Haekkerup, you will never get there,’ but we did.” The outgoing envoy said the international community would reject any attempt to hamper democracy in Kosovo. “I am sure that we would not accept anybody who would try to obstruct the process of creating a government,” he said.Making a direct appeal to the people of Kosovo, he said: “Every day you make a choice in what you are doing and not doing… UNMIK, KFOR [the international protection force] and the international community can do a lot but in the end it’s the population of Kosovo, you yourself, who [are] making this choice.” read more

Subryanville hotel shooting Proprietor still in custody as police seeking legal

Dead: Jason De FlorimonteThe hotelier who reportedly gunned down a 30-year-old driver on Saturday last following an altercation in Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown is still in police custody and the file has been sent for legal advice.This is according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Jairam Ramlakhan on Monday.INews had reported that on the day in question, Jason De Florimonte of Fifth Avenue Subryanville, Kitty, Georgetown was killed following a series of events that reportedly started with an altercation between him and his girlfriend.Based on information received, the deceased, who is a driver, was parked in front of the Tourist Villa Hotel and Bar located at Lot 95 Fifth Avenue Subryanville at about 01:45h, where he had the misunderstanding with his 24-year-old girlfriend.This online publication understands that at this point a handyman attached to the hotel confronted the couple, which eventually led to a verbal altercation between him and De Florimonte.The handyman reportedly attempted to leave the scene, but the driver gave chase and ran into the hotel owned by the suspect.At this point, the perpetrator, who was said to be a licenced firearm holder, opened fire on the driver, reportedly shooting him four times to his right side chest, resulting in his subsequent death.The police were summoned and the hotelier was arrested and placed into custody, while the body of De Florimonte was taken to the Georgetown Hospital.A postmortem examination conducted earlier today determined that he died as a result of multiple gunshot injuries.Investigations are currently ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSubryanville hotelier guns down driverAugust 4, 2018In “Crime”Subryanville hotel killing: Magistrate recuses self from presiding over caseSeptember 15, 2018In “Court”Hotel owner placed on $1.5M bail over shooting death of Kitty manAugust 8, 2018In “Court” read more

Romanian girls wins Carpathia Cup

← Previous Story Ivan Cupic is back – Best scorer for the “Lions” Next Story → SEHA League: Tatran’s left wing, Radoslav Antl is MVP of Round 8 Romania wins the “Carpathia Cup” on the home soil in the city of Turn Severin.  Tournament with four NT (Romania, Serbia, Hungary and Macedonia) is finished with an easy win of home team against Serbia 37:18. Before that, Hungary beats Macedonia 31:20.In the Round 1, Hungary won against Romania 35:33, but day after, Serbian girls made a surprise with win over Hungary 37:33.At the end, three teams were with four points, but the best goal difference had Romania.Serbia played without Lekic and Tomasevic, Romania without Neagu, Varzaru, etc, while Hungary (Gorbitz played only the first match) and Macedonia was also without some important players…STANDING:Romania 4Hungary 4Serbia 4Macedonia 0 read more

A British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been

first_imgA British paedophile who blackmailed someone into raping a toddler has been jailed for 32 years Matthew Falder used encrypted email addresses and was caught by an international taskforce. Dr Matthew Falder was sentenced in Birmingham today. Image: National Crime Agency Feb 19th 2018, 7:41 PM Monday 19 Feb 2018, 7:41 PM 61,361 Views Short URL The effects on the girls, women and men were devastating. The damage is ongoing for these individuals. It will never end.Falder, a geophysicist who was a postdoctoral researcher at Birmingham University in central England, admitted the charges at a court hearing in October, making him one of Britain’s most prolific sex offenders.“In more than 30 years of law enforcement I have never come across an offender whose sole motivation was to inflict such profound anguish and pain,” NCA senior investigating officer Matt Sutton said at the time.“I have also never known such an extremely complex investigation with an offender who was technologically savvy and able to stay hidden in the darkest recesses of the dark web,” he added.Ruona Iguyovwe from the Crown Prosecution Service said: “Matthew Falder is a highly manipulative individual who clearly enjoyed humiliating his many victims and the impact of his offending in this case has been significant.He deliberately targeted young and vulnerable victims. At least three victims are known to have attempted suicide and some others have inflicted self-harm. There was a high degree of sophistication and significant planning by Falder due to his use of encryption software and technology in his electronic communication and the use of multiple fake online identities and encrypted email addresses.Falder was caught after the NCA set up a taskforce involving Australian, US and Europol investigators with support from Britain’s online spying agency GCHQ.Falder was sentenced to 32 years in custody with an extended licence period of six years.© – AFP 2018 with reporting by Rónán DuffyRead: Man guilty of 45 counts of child sexual assault remanded back into custody >Read: Child porn: Gardaí seize ‘tens of thousands’ of images in 31 searches > Image: National Crime Agency Dr Matthew Falder was sentenced in Birmingham today. 33 Comments By AFP A CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY graduate who admitted 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, has been sentenced to 32 years in prison.Matthew Falder (29) who dubbed himself “666devil” and “evilmind” online, blackmailed many of his 45 victims into sending “severe abuse images” of themselves, according to Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA).The images were defined as “hurtcore” by prosecutors.“Hurtcore does what it says on the tin really — its aim is to hurt the individual to their very core,” NCA investigator Matthew Long said.Falder, whose victims ranged from young children to people in their 30s, would pose as a woman and get his victims to send naked images. He would then manipulate them into sending increasingly depraved abuse images.Falder pleaded guilty to 137 separate charges at Birmingham Crown Court last year and was sentenced today.Among the offences Falder admitted were blackmail, causing or inciting the sexual exploitation of a child, making indecent images of children, possession of a paedophile manual, requiring a person to perform forced or compulsory labour and voyeurism.Judge Philip Parker described the 29-year-old as an “internet highwayman” who had a lust for controlling and tormenting victims.At least three of  Falder’s victims attempted suicide as a result of his actions.“It is a tale of ever-increasing depravity,” he said. Share299 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Volcan Eyjafjöll les conséquences directes du nuage

first_imgVolcan Eyjafjöll : les conséquences directes du nuageEurope – Le réveil du volcan Eyjafjöll n’est pas sans conséquence. L’Eyjafjöll est recouvert par un glacier, l’Eyjafjallajökull, localisé à environ 130 kilomètres au sud-est de Reykjavik, la capitale islandaise. Au contact de la glace, le magma qu’il libère produit beaucoup de vapeur d’eau, à l’origine des colonnes de fumée sortant du cratère. Ces colonnes emportent dans les hauteurs diverses particules fines, cendres, minuscules morceaux de pierre ou de verre… Le “nuage” ainsi formé a déjà atteint le nord de la France, et se déplace vers le sud-est grace aux vents. La Direction générale de la santé (DGS) a indiqué hier que l’éruption volcanique en Islande ne représentait “pas actuellement de risque significatif pour la santé du fait de la haute altitude et de la dispersion du nuage de cendres”. En revanche, une éventuelle chute des cendres serait nocive d’un point de vue écologique, car la végétation souffrirait alors de l’effet corrosif des pluies acides ainsi formées.La perturbation du trafic aérien est due à la nature des cendres volcaniques, différente de celles issues d’une combustion. Ces cendres, à l’origine du “nuage”, sont dures et saillantes, car composées de pierre et de verre. Elles représentent donc un risque certain pour le fonctionnement des moteurs d’avion. Depuis plusieurs jours, et pour une durée encore indéterminée, tous les aéroports du nord de l’Europe sont fermés, dont vingt-cinq en France. L’ensemble du trafic aérien est paralysé. Le 16 avril 2010 à 14:33 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Geronimo Nerd Block Launches BiMonthly Doctor Who Box

first_img In the latest Shut Up And Take My Money news, Nerd Block is launching a bi-monthly Doctor Who subscription box.Fans can sign up now to receive limited-edition trinkets based on the beloved series, delivered to your door.Every two months, a mini-TARDIS is shipped straight from Gallifrey to Whovians in the US, Canada, and the UK—starting in May.The bigger-on-the-inside box comes chock full of “wibbly wobbly merch, exclusive wearables, and collectible items just for you,” according to the product page.Choose from three bi-monthly payment plans: one block for $49.99, three blocks for $47.99, or six blocks for $45.99. All subscriptions automatically renew.“Doctor Who is one of the BBC’s most successful and longest-running TV shows, with a huge global fan base that continues to grow every year,” Nerd block CEO Russ Montague said in a statement.Nerd Block“For over 50 years, sci-fi lovers have remained enthralled and excited by the adventures of the Doctor,” he continued. “And Nerd Block is honored to partner with BBC Worldwide North America to offer unique and exclusive items to fans of the series.”Essentially a personal shopper for your snacking/beauty/cooking/stationary/reading/fitness needs, the subscription box is much like the Doctor himself: mysterious and highly anticipated.While Loot Crate popularized the concept among geeks and gamers, Nerd Block takes it a step further with themed packages for gamers, horror fanatics, sci-fi lovers, comic book readers, and kids—from $19.99 a month.The occasional Dalek or sonic screwdriver may have slipped into a sci-fan block in the past. But the BBC Doctor Who official block promises something for every Whovian.“With the new season upon us, we’re excited to partner with Nerd Block to offer these special collector’s items and enhance the overall Doctor Who experience for devoted fans of the series,” Carla Peyton, senior vice president of licensed consumer products at BBC Worldwide North America, said.Tune in for Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi’s final adventures starting April 15 at 9 p.m. on BBC America. HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster Stay on targetlast_img read more

Cannabis oil explosion leaves one seriously injured in South Bay

first_img October 28, 2018 Cannabis oil explosion leaves one seriously injured in South Bay KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 28, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A person was seriously injured in an explosion during an apparent cannabis oil extraction operation at a South Bay home, an officer said Sunday.Police and paramedics were called around 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening to a house on Leider Drive near Green Bay Street, in Egger Highlands, according to San Diego police Officer Sarah Foster.One person was badly burned and had to be taken to a hospital, Foster said.No identifying information was available on the person. center_img KUSI Newsroom Updated: 7:57 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

County sheriff candidates to participate in live webchat Friday

first_imgThe four candidates running for Clark County sheriff will participate in a video interview broadcast live at 3 p.m. Friday on the The Columbian’s website. Sheriff candidates Chuck Atkins, Shane Gardner, John Graser and Ed Owens, appearing by webcam, will talk about county law enforcement issues and answer questions from the public and The Columbian’s staff about where they stand on the issues. The link for the webcam interview is After the online event, video from the hourlong interview will be posted to Youtube and on will be the first time The Columbian will broadcast a live video feed of an interview. The interview is intended to be an interactive experience, with viewers capable of posing questions in real time.The candidates have been busy in recent weeks campaigning for an office that hasn’t seen a change in leadership in more than two decades. The candidate who wins the general election in November will replace retiring Sheriff Garry Lucas, who has not yet endorsed a candidate.last_img read more

SCCL achieves 173 growth in first quarter

first_imgKhammam: The Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has produced 170.82 lakh tonnes of coal in three months this financial year ending June 30, achieving a growth of 17.3 per cent when compared to 145.65 lakh tonnes production in the same period last financial year, said company Chairman and Managing Director N Sridhar.In a press note released on Monday, he said this financial year in the first three months 1057.98 lakh cubic meters of Over Burden (OB) was removed when compared to the same period last year which was 989.47 lakh cubic meters thus achieving a growth of 7 per cent. Also Read – Jagtial will be developed on par with Karimnagar Advertise With Us He said, this financial year 57.13 lakh tonnes of coal was produced in June compared to the same period last year where 49.63 lakh tonnes of coal was produced thus achieving a growth of 15.1 per cent. He informed that 55.19 lakh tonnes of coal was transported in June this year when compared to 52.72 lakh tonnes in the same period last year thus achieving a growth of 4.7 per cent. Over Burden removal stands at 352.78 lakh cubic meters in June this year and in June last year, it was 277.14 lakh cubic meters recording a growth of 27.3 per cent, he added. Meanwhile, the Singareni Thermal Power Plant achieved 94.81 Plant Load Factor (PLF) in last three months, he informed.last_img read more

ASUS Eee Top Touchscreen PCs Coming 1H 2009

first_img The Asus Eee Top comes in two versions with the ET1602 and the ET1603. Inside the Asus Eee Top ET1603 a discrete ATI Mobility Radeon HD3450 is responsible for more graphics power, as compared to the ET1602, which enables the system to run graphically-intensive 3D applications and games more fluidly. Even though the Asus Eee all-in-one desktop has touch-sensitive screen, it still comes bundled with keyboard and mouse.Setting up the Eee Top is as easy as taking it out of the box and plugging it in. This system is also the perfect computer for beginners. It features an exclusive Easy Mode within Windows that makes commonly-used applications easily accessible. With its sharp and vibrant widescreen (16:9) LCD, the Eee Top becomes the perfect Media Entertainment Center. Asus´s patient Splendid Video Intelligence Technology renders the video display with a vivid and clear image regardless of environmental lighting and SRS technology works in tandem with the Eee Top´s built-in high fidelity speakers to deliver crystal clear audio.The Eee Top touchscreen PC is first to ship in Taiwan, Hong Kong and the UK. In 2009 Asus is also adding larger screen models with 20- and 22-inch Asus Eee Top PCs. There is no information yet as to when these PC´s will be available in the US. Mini-PC-Pro Reviews ASUS Eee Top PC in a live demonstration. © 2008 ( — Asus has just revealed their 15.6-inch Eee Top touchscreen PC that is powered by an Intel Atom processor N270 (1.60GHz) and Intel 945 GSE core-logic with built-in graphics core. The system features a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, 4-in-1 card reader, integrated camera, Wi-Fi 802.11n controller and Windows XP Home operating system. Explore further Cute, efficient Eee Top looks like future of home computingcenter_img Citation: ASUS Eee Top Touchscreen PC’s Coming 1H 2009 (2008, November 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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

Say Hello to the Surface Book Microsofts Answer to Apples MacBook VIDEO

first_imgOctober 6, 2015 Register Now » Microsoft took a swipe at Apple’s MacBook Pro today with the introduction of the super sleek convertible Surface Book. The ultra-thin hinged laptop doubles as a tablet, features a removable keyboard and works with a touch, a “Pen” stylus or a mouse.With a starting price of $1,499, the lightweight, 13.5-inch device — Microsoft’s first-ever in-house laptop — boasts a full-sized backlit keyboard, 16GB GDDR5 RAM, a 12-hour battery life and a sixth-generation Intel Core processor. The MacBook Pro, which Microsoft claims churns at half the speed of the Surface Book, starts at $1,299.Related: Microsoft’s Version of Siri Fails to Work at the Worst Possible Moment (VIDEO)Introducing #SurfaceBook, the ultimate laptop.— Surface (@surface) October 6, 2015″What if you wanted a Surface — but you wanted a laptop Surface, something with a bigger screen, something with the perfect typing experience of a laptop?” Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Surface VP, asked the crowd as he revealed the MacBook challenger at a Windows 10 devices live briefing this morning.Related: Twitter Unveils Easy-to-Use ‘Moments’ Feature That Curates Trending TopicsThe laptop officially goes on sale on Oct. 26, although Microsoft will begin accepting orders for it tomorrow.Also introduced at today’s event were a newer, thinner Surface Pro 4 tablet, an arched-screen iteration of the Band fitness tracker and new Lumia smartphones. Microsoft also announced that it will upgrade all of its Xbox One systems to Windows 10, enabling Xbox 360 games to be played on the Xbox One.Related: How Bill Gates Became a Leadership Legend Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globalcenter_img 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

Asian airlines increase passenger fuel charge

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Passengers flying with All Nippon Airways, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines can expect a raise in fares after Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department approved an increase in passenger fuel charges. The new charge will take effect from early next year and could reach a maximum of 129 HK dollars for domestic flights and 621 HK dollars on long haul flights, Trading Markets reported. Airlines believe the new surcharge could help recover losses from the fluctuations in fuel prices over the past year.last_img read more

Campaign moves on to partition fears and women

first_imgAkel on Monday tried raising the stakes in an otherwise tame election campaign, seeking to fire up the party faithful with new attacks on President Nicos Anastasiades and Diko candidate Nicolas Papadopoulos.The communist party, which is backing ‘independent’ Stavros Malas, dubbed Anastasiades untrustworthy following the collapse of the Cyprus reunification talks last year.“He placed his personal ambitions above all else,” said Akel leader Andros Kyprianou.And whereas the Anastasiades administration is waxing lyrical about the economic recovery, a third of the population is on the poverty threshold while the labour market has been deregulated.On Papadopoulos, Kyprianou said no reasonable person believes that he will genuinely endeavour to solve the Cyprus problem when some of the parties behind him – such as socialists Edek – have rejected the bizonal, bicommunal federation as the model for a settlement.“Messrs Anastasiades and Papadopoulos may be departing from different starting points on the Cyprus issue, but objectively speaking their policies overlap on the same point: the status quo and the slide toward partition.”Meanwhile over the weekend Anastasiades apologised to women for not appointing enough of them in his government, promising to set things right should he win a second term.The incumbent sought to turn on the charm over the weekend while addressing a gathering of Godisy, the women’s wing of the ruling Disy party.After extolling his administration’s achievements, Anastasiades apologised for the absence of women in his cabinet, save for labour minister Zeta Emilianidou.“I pledge – but I do not commit – that women shall be present in the next cabinet,” he added.In using the phrase “I do not commit,” Anastasiades was deliberately and sarcastically throwing the sound byte back at his detractors.During the 2013 presidential campaign, Anastasiades had “committed” to not bringing a haircut on deposits should he be elected president.It has since become a meme among his critics, who have often deployed it to assail his credibility.Despite the absence of women in the cabinet, Anastasiades pointed out that around 27 per cent of the members of boards of semi-governmental organisations are women.And 58 per cent of commissioners are female, he added.Photos from the event depicted Anastasiades surrounded by Godisy members as he mixed with the crowd after his speech.Apparently the adulation got to Disy chief Averof Neophytou.“After standing beside Nicos Anastasiades for 32 years, I can honestly tell you that I was never envious of him.“But today I became jealous of the great love that he received from the women,” Neophytou said, tongue-in-cheek.Both Anastasiades and Neophytou again came under fire from the campaign team of Papadopoulos.In a statement, Papadopoulos accused them of obfuscating the truth about the March 2013 haircut on uninsured savings.“They seek to deceive the people, blaming the haircut on parliament, a haircut which they themselves imposed.“It is in vain. No matter how many interviews Anastasiades and Neophytou give, there is only one truth: in March 2013 Mr Anastasiades sent to parliament a proposal that was void, when he proposed a haircut on deposits under €100,000, in breach of an agreement within the Eurogroup that insured deposits should be left untouched.”It added: “It is sad that, five years on, Anastasiades and his chief of staff [Neophytou] insist on their myth and refuse to answer the question posed by the people: Why did Mr Anastasiades propose a haircut on the deposits under €100,000 of Cypriots? Whom did he want to serve?”The first round of the presidential elections will take place on January 28, with the run-off ballot scheduled for February 4.Polls consistently predict that Anastasiades will comfortably win a second term in office.On Monday the Chief Returning Officer said all measures are in place to ensure transparent and unimpeachable elections.Voters are advised to make sure their voting ballot (white colour) is duly sealed, and are urged to report any attempt at influencing them while at the polling booth.Blind people or persons with a disability may vote on their own if they so declare to the officer in charge at the polling booth.Alternatively, they may request assistance from an elections officer or any other person they so designate. You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more