Nissan exchair Ghosns detention extended after arrest

TOKYO — A Japanese court has approved the detention of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn through April 14 after his fourth arrest over financial misconduct allegations.Ghosn was taken into custody Thursday and is being held at the Tokyo Detention Center.Prosecutors’ request for the detention was approved by the Tokyo District Court on Friday. Prosecutors can ask for another 10-day extension.Ghosn was arrested Nov. 19 and released March 6 on bail.His lawyer Junichiro Hironaka said arresting his client again was unfair when Ghosn had cleared the bail conditions.The latest arrest is on suspicion that $5 million of funds sent by a Nissan subsidiary, meant for an Oman dealership, was diverted to a company effectively controlled by Ghosn.Ghosn, 65, says he is innocent of all allegations.The Associated Press read more

Russel Metals Q2 profit cut in half as revenues fall on lower

TORONTO — Russel Metals Inc. says its net income was cut by more than half in the second quarter as revenues slipped following the removal of U.S. steel tariffs.The metals distributor and processor says it earned $31 million or 50 cents per share for the period ended June 30, compared with $66 million or $1.07 per share a year earlier.Revenues were $937 million, a decrease of 4.2 per cent from $978 million in the second quarter of 2018.The company was expected to earn 48 cents per share on $954.4 million of revenues, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.Chief executive John Reid says the results were solid considering it faced declining steel prices with the removal of U.S. retaliatory tariffs in May and modest demand following an exceptional 2018.“Steel prices appear to be nearing the bottom early in the third quarter of 2019,” he stated.“Overall demand, while lower than 2018, remained steady in all three segments. World trade uncertainty tempered manufacturing growth particularly in the agricultural, heavy equipment, transportation and construction industries.” Companies in this story: (TSX:RUS)The Canadian Press read more

Survey US service firms expand in July at fastest pace since February

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Aug 5, 2013 10:19 am MDT Survey: US service firms expand in July at fastest pace since February on rise in new orders AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – U.S. service firms expanded in July at the fastest pace since February, fueled by a brisker month of sales and a jump in new orders. The increase suggests economic growth could be picking up after a weak first half of the year.The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its index of service-sector growth rose in July to 56.0, up from 52.2 in June. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.The survey covers businesses that employ 90 per cent of the workforce, such as retail, construction, health care and financial services.A measure of business activity, which includes current sales, rose to 60.4. That’s the highest since December and was driven in part by faster home construction. And a gauge of new orders, which indicates sales over the next few months, increased to 57.7 — a five-month high.Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, noted that 16 of the 18 industries surveyed reported growth in July, “encouraging news for the broader U.S. economy.”Paul Dales, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said the July gains in the service sector, along with a solid month of manufacturing growth, suggest the economy is growing at an annual rate of 3 per cent in the July-September quarter. That’s nearly double the rate in the April-June quarter.One concern is that a measure of employment at service companies fell in July. That echoed last week’s government employment report that showed hiring has slowed.Employers added 162,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday. That’s down from 188,000 in June. Nearly all of the hiring took place at service firms. And most new jobs were in low-paying industries — half were at retail business or restaurants and bars.Growth in the service industry depends largely on consumers, whose spending drives roughly 70 per cent of economic activity. On Friday, the government said consumers increased their spending in June at the fastest pace in four month.The economy grew at a tepid 1.7 per cent annual rate from April through June. That’s up only slightly from the 1.1 per cent annual rate in the previous quarter and the third straight month of subpar economic growth.Still, the rise in consumer spending and service activity follows other reports that point to stronger growth.Home sales and prices continue to rise, and Americans’ confidence in the economy stayed last month close to a 5 1/2 -year high.U.S. factories have begun to rebound after slumping at the start of the year. A separate ISM released last week showed manufacturing activity jumped in July to the highest level in two years, reflecting a surge in new orders, increasing hiring and rising factory output.Businesses have ordered more industrial machinery and other equipment for four straight months. Steady gains in new-home sales and construction are supporting strong growth in industries such as wood products, furniture, and electrical equipment and appliances. And healthy auto sales are buoying growth in the production of metal parts and components.. read more

United Nations begins informal briefings to select next SecretaryGeneral

‹ ›Antonio Guterres was most recently the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. He is nominated by the Government of Portugal. Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, makes her opening remarks. UN Photo/Manuel Elias ‹ › Following their sessions, each candidate will have the opportunity to speak with the press. The events can be followed live on UN WebTV. Opening the dialogues, Mr. Lykketoft underscored that as the UN grapples with multiple crises and deals with “fundamental questions regarding its own role and performance,” finding the best candidate to succeed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “absolutely crucial.” “Much of what we are embarking on today is without precedent at the UN,” he stressed. “For the first time in this Organization’s 70-year history, the process for selecting and appointing the next Secretary-General is being genuinely guided by principles of transparency and inclusivity – and the dialogues that we are beginning today are at the very core of this change,” he added. Mr. Lykketoft reiterated that candidates will be given the opportunity to respond to Member States’ interventions at regular intervals, with Member States speaking on behalf of groups given priority. A civil society committee had reviewed all the more than 1,000 questions submitted from 70 countries since 26 February, when the call was opened for civil society to submit questions. The committee had agreed on a shortlist of 30 questions, the General Assembly President said. “The level of interest in these dialogues from the global public and civil society is extraordinary,” he said. Mr. Lykketoft said that for the purpose of transparency and inclusivity, each candidate will be asked to respond to one or two questions from civil society, time permitting. He also plans to post 10 of the top remaining questions on his website after the dialogues, and encouraged each candidate to answer them in writing. Opening remarks by Irina Bokova at the informal dialogue for the position of the next UN Secretary-General. Credit: UNTV Opening remarks by António Guterres at the informal dialogue for the position of the next UN Secretary-General. Credit: UNTV Antonio Guterres, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, makes his opening remarks. UN Photo/Manuel Elias ‹ ›Irina Bokova is currently the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. She is nominated by the Government of Bulgaria. “We are sailing into uncharted waters here,” said Mr. Lykketoft addressing the press ahead of the start of the informal dialogues. Calling the process a “potential game-changing exercise,” he said the informal briefings were part of a “very transparent, very interesting discussion about the future of the United Nations.” Over the course of the next three days, the official candidates – currently eight of them – will answer questions related to promoting sustainable development, how to improve efforts to create peace, how to protect human rights, how to deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes, and how to resolve challenges defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the end of the process, Mr. Lykketoft said, expressing his personal view, one single candidate could emerge, making it difficult for the Security Council – which is tasked with making the official selection, as stated in the UN Charter – to choose another candidate.General Assembly President Morgens Lykketoft briefs the reporters. Credit: UN News Centre Defining some of the qualities in who would be the “best person” for the job, Mr. Lykketoft stressed independence, strong moral authority, great political and diplomatic skills, and some experience in being at the head of a huge administration. As part of the informal dialogues, each candidate will have a televised and webcast two-hour timeslot, starting with a short oral presentation. Representatives from Member States will then ask questions, followed by the President of the General Assembly, who will ask a few of the more than 1,000 questions submitted by the general public on social media under the hashtag #UNSGcandidates. The three candidates who will go before the General Assembly today are listed below, in order of appearance. They will present their ‘vision statements,’ which address the challenges and opportunities facing the UN and the next Secretary-General, and answer questions from the audience. Igor Luksic is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. He is nominated by the Government of Montenegro. Opening remarks by Igor Luksic at the informal dialogue for the position of the next UN Secretary-General. Credit: UNTV Igor Luksic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Montenegro makes opening remarks. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas read more

UN calls on Maldives to respect Supreme Court decision says ready to

“The Secretary-General takes note of the important ruling by the Supreme Court” and calls on the Government to respect it, said a statement issued overnight by his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.“The Secretary-General reiterates his belief in finding a solution to the political stalemate in the Maldives through all-party talks, which the United Nations continues to stand ready to facilitate,” the statement added.On Friday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) also urged the Government of the Maldives to fully respect the Supreme Court decision, which also overturned the conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed and ordered to retry his case.“We are concerned by what appears to be an initial heavy-handed reaction by security forces in the capital Malé against people celebrating the Court’s decision,” Spokesperson Rupert Colville told reporters at a press briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, urging them to show understanding and restraint, and to act in full accordance with international laws and standards governing the policing of protests and other forms of public assembly.“We also urge all those celebrating, or protesting, to do so in a peaceful fashion,” he added. read more

Transport Minister visits Millbrook Proving Ground

Transport Minister, Norman Baker, visited Millbrook Proving Ground as part of government’s ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative to promote careers in engineering and industry.The Minister joined pupils from Bedford Academy, Samuel Whitbread Community College, Redborne Upper School and Stratton Upper School on a tour of the proving ground’s powertrain and track facilities. He spoke to them about their career aspirations, before hearing from university graduate, James Brewster, about his route into an engineering career through a university placement programme at Millbrook – one of Europe’s leading locations for the development and demonstration of every type of land vehicle.Commenting on the visit, Norman Baker said, “It is essential that we support and encourage our young people into worthwhile and enjoyable careers. By opening its doors today, the Millbrook team has provided a glimpse into what a future role in advanced engineering in the UK could entail. I definitely saw some of the pupils’ eyes light up at the sight of the fast cars and the military vehicles!Miguel Fragoso, Managing Director of Millbrook Proving Ground, added, “Our apprentice and undergraduate schemes are very important for the future, not only of Millbrook, but also for the automotive sector as a whole. The ongoing success of this industry in the UK will depend heavily on inspiring the next generation of engineers and technicians – something we hope we’ve achieved here today.”‘See Inside Manufacturing’ is a government initiative to provide young people with the opportunity to get behind the scenes of some of the UK’s world-class automotive facilities and learn about the wide range of rewarding jobs in the sector. The initiative has seen more than 30 companies host over 100 events between 10 and 21 October, in order to help change the perception of careers in industry and ensure manufacturers have access to the skills they need to remain at the forefront of advanced manufacturing.For more information about ‘See Inside Manufacturing’, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Wanted £45anhour cleaners must work naked and only women may apply

first_imgOwner Laura Smith said she had the idea after a nudist asked if he could be naked while she cleaned for him.The majority who use the service are nudists, she said.”We started in London two years ago and it’s proved really popular, so we’re expanding. We’ve had quite a lot of female interest for this kind of work.”It’s a service for the nudist community. We are a cleaning company. There’s nothing sexual about the business at all.”The majority of our clients are nudists. I must stress that the cleaners are completely nude. They clean properly, they are not pretending.”So the client is getting the benefit of a nice experience and a professional clean for an hour or for however much is paid for.”The company is believed to take a cut of up to £20 per hour. A cleaning company is offering £45 an hour for women who are prepared to work naked.London-based Naturist Cleaners is recruiting female staff “of all ages and figures” to clean private houses across the UK while wearing just slippers and gloves.Clients – the majority of whom are nudists, according to the agency – are charged £65 for the first hour and £55 for each hour after, and must agree to a strict “no touch” and no pictures or video policy.The company said it offers three services: with the client nude, with the cleaner nude, or both. 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.last_img read more

Meet Irelands bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist Technology exhibition

first_imgIF THERE’S A sign that the future of Ireland is in good hands, it could be the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which is running at Dublin’s RDS until Saturday.When TheJournal.ie ventured in to see what was on offer at the 550 stands, we met teens with great ideas, big plans, and who were brimming with confidence.Over the next three days we will bring you some of the secondary school students we met at the RDS, but there are even more down there whose work is on display until Saturday.Yes, the event will have winners in a number of categories, but it was clear from this year’s participants that the joy in the exhibition is the process rather than the competition.Students have worked on projects about farming, mould, food, road safety maths problems, and even what to feed hens. Some were working on solutions to everyday problems; other students were grappling with concepts that many adults would find it hard to grasp.The exhibition is now in its 50th year, and on Saturday the astronaut Chris Hadfield will pay the teens a visit. Perhaps one of those he meets will become an Irish astronaut; just like their predecessors over the past five decades, many of the students are destined to go on to great things.Here’s the first of our looks at what goes on at the event:(Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube)Read: Fifty years of innovation: BT Young Scientist launches today>last_img read more

Morning Press Shooting Battle Ground bond teens found unconscious

first_imgIs this the end of the sun? Check our local weather coverage.In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories of the week:One injured in shooting in central VancouverOne person was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening following a shooting on Caples Avenue off Fourth Plain Boulevard on Monday afternoon.Officers responded to a house in the 2900 block of Caples Avenue in the Bagley Downs neighborhood around 1:15 p.m. for a report of a drive-by shooting, then set up a search perimeter around the area.Incident in Bagley Downs neighborhood was reported as drive-by shootingBattle Ground’s school bond gets rejected againBATTLE GROUND — It’s another “no” from Battle Ground Public Schools voters as the district, for the third time since 2016, failed Tuesday to pick up enough votes to approve a school facilities bond.First returns showed the $224.9 million bond measure failing with about 52.1 percent support, 7.9 percent below the 60 percent supermajority required to approve school bonds. Turnout hovered at 36.1 percent, though more ballots will be counted over the coming days.Proposition No. 4Man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend appears in courtA Vancouver man accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend to death reportedly told the victim that “demons were telling him to kill her and her family,” and “he was going to ‘listen to the demons,’ ” according to court records.last_img read more

Jona Lossl experiencing worst period at Huddersfield

first_imgHuddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl has revealed he is experiencing his worst period as a player at the club.David Wagner’s men suffered a fifth-consecutive defeat on Saturday following their 3-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Southampton at the John Smith Stadium.The Terriers are currently seated in 19th position on the Premier League table ahead of a Boxing Day trip to Manchester United, and have won only two games in the league so far.Lossl signed for Huddersfield from Mainz on loan in the summer of 2017 after they secured promotion to England’s top tier division, before making the loan deal a permanent move in June.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.He said, according to BT Sport:“It’s definitely the worst point we’ve had in the 18 months that I’ve been here. But I think we have to show what character we’re made of. We have to stand together as a team and as a club as well.”“These guys in the stands are loyal as always and we really do need them. We need them to believe as much as us. We saw in moments in the second half what difference it really makes when all of us stand together.”“I do really think that we can turn this around, because we have performed very well this season, and we have the quality in the team. If we want to turn it around, we need to stay positive. I don’t want to go down.”last_img read more

2014 in Clark County saw dramatic jump in fatal crashes

first_imgHow To HelpIf you see a driver who appears to be under the influence or driving recklessly, call 911 with the vehicle’s description, license plate number, location and direction of travel.Related CoverageExpert tries to educate young drivers about importance of attention to roadTraffic fatalities ended 39 lives last year in Clark County. The county’s traffic deaths in 2014 were twice as high as they were in 2013, and higher than any other year in the last decade. The increase in traffic fatalities also bucks the statewide trend, in which the number of deaths has stayed more or less flat in recent years, said Staci Hoff, director of research at the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.“There’s nothing out there that says why all of a sudden we took that jump,” said Marion Swendson, manager of Clark County’s Target Zero program, a statewide effort to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious-injury crashes by 2030.Last year’s fatal crashes happened for a variety of reasons, whether it was speed, a driver mistake, the driver having a medical problem or — the top cause — driving under the influence. For years motorists under the influence of drugs or alcohol have been the leading cause of local traffic deaths. In 2014, they accounted for at least 14 lives lost. Allegedly, two drivers in those cases were under the influence of pot, some had taken other drugs and most had been drinking.last_img read more

CHAMBER CORNER Learn About Align Credit Unions Student Accounts

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce profiles a different member in the local media each week. In this week’s “Chamber Corner,” the Chamber is spotlighting Align Credit Union, which has a branch in Wilmington at 211G Lowell Street. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCHAMBER CORNER: Learn About Banyan Treatment Center In WilmingtonIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Meet Assunta Perez Of DaMore LawIn “Business”CHAMBER CORNER: Learn About CareOne At WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Nehru Zoo Park remains a safe haven for big cats

first_imgBahadurpura: Even as conservationists are expressing their concern over intermittent reports regarding the deaths of big cats at the Nehru Zoological Park, yet, there is no grave threat to the animals in the sanctuary. When compared to other wildlife sanctuaries, the mortality rate at Nehru Zoo Park is less.”We have just a mortality rate of 2.5 per cent when compared to other wildlife sanctuaries in north-east India where it recorded a whopping 15 to 20 per cent. Out of 2.5 per cent mortality rate in the Nehru Zoological Park, nearly 1.5% deaths are caused due to old age complications. Only 1 per cent mortality cases are of a nature wherein the disease takes a toll on the beast by the time it was detected and diagnosed,” an official said on the condition of anonymity. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Generally, there is a big difference between the life of animals under wild cover and in captivity. The big cats, especially the tiger and a lion, do not survive more than 12 to 14 years in the forest where diseases are always ready to hunt them down, whereas, while in captivity, their survival under close supervision would increase further by 16 to 18 years. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “It is not possible to detect the tumour only by naked eyes as the big cats are generally hefty in appearance and the fur, especially in tigers, conceals adipose tissues,” he added. Owing to their aggressive nature, he said that the big cats were always kept in separate enclosures day and night. A pair of a male and female would be allowed to spend time together for mating, that too only for a brief period after observing that they are attracted to each other. Advertise With Us The Royal Bengal White Tiger, Vinay, that breathed his last on August 5 in the zoo park survived to his full length of mortality as his age was recorded over 21½ years which is much higher than the actual mortality rate in captivity. He was born in Nehru Zoological Park itself on January 29, 1998 and was suffering from old age problems and lameness since 2018. However, the case of Badri, another white tiger that died on August 16 is quite different, as the deadliest disease detected first in his jaw did not provide sufficient time to the pathologist to diagnose the big cat. Badri was suffering from a suspected disease that multiplied the tumour in his body so fast that the tumour started pumping from tiger’s jaw and in just a month time spread to his shoulder.Taking note of his deteriorating health, the authorities on August 13 tranquilised the big cat and treatment was provided by draining the tarry coloured blood, exudates and dressing was done to the wound. However, the swelling further spread over the region behind the ear and neck. Three days later on August 16, the 14-year-old white male tiger breathed his last. Besides, one more female yellow tigress, Munni, died after surviving for a record age of 24 ½ years due to age related complications. Zoo park had a total strength of 11 tigers till recently. Now, only nine beasts are still alive after the loss of two white tigers including a male and female.There are basically two types of tigers – yellow and white. The yellow tigers are called Royal Bengal Tigers and they are indigenous, while white tigers are congenitally mutant owing to birth time disorder.last_img read more

California Rejects Border Duties For Troops

first_imgAPFILE – In this April 10, 2018, file frame from video, a National Guard troop watches over Rio Grande River on the border in Roma, Texas. The deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border at President Donald Trump’s request was underway with a gradual ramp-up of troops under orders to help curb illegal immigration. (AP Photo/John Mone, File)California has rejected the federal government’s initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press.The state informed federal officials it will not allow its troops to fix and repair vehicles, operate remotely-controlled surveillance cameras to report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, operate radios and provide “mission support,” which can include clerical work, buying gas and handling payroll, according to officials with knowledge of the talks who spoke condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter.California Gov. Jerry Brown elicited rare and effusive praise from President Donald Trump last week after he pledged 400 troops to the Guard’s third large-scale border mission since 2006.The governor’s commitment allowed Trump to boast support from all four border-state governors and helped put the president above the lower end of his threshold of marshaling 2,000 to 4,000 troops that he wants as a border security mission to fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking.But the Democratic Brown conditioned his support by insisting that California’s troops have nothing to do with immigration enforcement. He was not specific about jobs his troops would or would not perform or how he would distinguish between immigration-related work and going after criminal gangs and drug and gun smugglers.California National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Thomas Keegan said Monday that the state was awaiting a formal response from the administration and had no additional details beyond the governor’s proposed agreement released last week that includes a ban on immigration enforcement.Evan Westrup, a spokesman for the governor, did not immediately answer detailed question about California’s rejection of specific guard duties.Talks between U.S. and California officials about the duties the California troops would perform soured Friday and over the weekend after state authorities told federal officials that they would not participate in vehicle maintenance and the other jobs outlined for an initial phase across the border in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, the U.S. officials said. The other border-state governors — all Republicans — have openly embraced Trump’s plans.The state’s position infuriated some federal officials because the restrictions California officials wanted to impose on what the state’s troops would not do were considered onerous, the officials said.Brown last week characterized his decision to contribute troops as a welcome infusion of federally-funded support to fight transnational criminal gangs and drug and firearms smugglers. According to one U.S. official, the California Guard has suggested assigning about 40 troops to marijuana eradication across the state. Sharelast_img read more

Bengal man arrested for creating fake govt website

first_imgNew Delhi: A 34-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly making a fake website of Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan and cheating nearly 100 people by promising them jobs under the central government scheme, police said on Wednesday. Delhi police arrested Prasenjit Chatterjee from North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Tuesday. A case under various sections of IPC and IT Act was registered by the cyber crime unit on a complaint of Hari Sewak Sharma, vigilance officer, common service centre, Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), regarding the fraudulent government website, police said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata During investigation, it was found the accused had created a website similar to the official website https://www.pmgdisha.in under the URL link http://wbpmgdisha.in, claiming that it’s the official website of the Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan for West Bengal, they added. He cheated nearly 100 people by asking money from them to register them under the scheme for teaching jobs. After police received the complaint, the website was blocked. Based on an investigation, the accused was identified and arrested by a team led by Inspector Bhanu Pratap of the cyber crime unit. His laptop computer and a hard disk have been seized, police said. Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyaan aims to make six crore rural households digitally literate.last_img read more

Gottlieb No way Kawhi prefers the Clippers over the Lakers

first_imgThe Lakers post-LeBron signings actually do make senseA lot of people were left scratching their heads with the Lakers post-LeBron signings of Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson and JaVale McGee, but Doug actually sees the method to the madness. He thinks the common thread is that all three play with an edge that the Cavs lacked in the playoffs, and foreshadows that LeBron will play more center in the L.A.’s small ball lineup so he can get more in-game rest and distribute out of the post more.Ultimately, he thinks the Lakers are building a foundation now, but will attempt to make a huge splash in the 2019 free agency market when a host of big names become available. Doug Gottlieb in for Colin:No way Kawhi prefers the Clippers over the LakersA recent reports claimed that California native Kawhi Leonard would prefer to play for the Clippers over the Lakers, but as a fellow So Cal native, Doug finds that hard to believe. The reason? Nobody that grew up in Southern California and knows the history of one of the worst franchises in sports would ever choose the Clippers over the Lakers. Doug thinks this rumor has to be coming from the Spurs to drum up fake demand to bolster Leonard’s trade value. Guests:FS1 Analyst Rob Parker, The Athletic Lakers beat writer Bill Oram, and former Pro Bowl wide receiver T. J. Houshmandzadehlast_img read more

Boxer Headed for Certain Win Gets KOd After Taunting Opponent in Final

first_img Advertisement Karma made an appearance in order to again prove its existence during last night’s WBO European super lightweight title fight between Sabri Sediri and Sam Maxwell in England, and it’s as delicious as ever.Sediri was comfortably up on all judge scorecards with the only seconds remaining until the final bell and a W. That’s when he tempted the gods by letting his guard down and taunting Maxwell in an attempt to rub it in. It seemed like a good idea until Maxwell shocked Sediri with a combo that sent him down for the count.Sediri lost the fight, and it’s got to hurt 100 times worse knowing that he literally gave it away by being a jackass. This is brutal, or hilarious depending on your life perspective.Woooooow! 😳Sam Maxwell was losing and being taunted by his opponent all fight and then did this with 10 second to go!Incredible knockout 👊 pic.twitter.com/qM069RZnQK— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) March 23, 2019last_img read more

How to Get Chrome Dark Mode and Other New Chrome Themes on

first_img Henry T. Casey, Author Bio Henry T. Casey, on Chrome’s dark mode is finally here. Or at least that’s what this looks like.New themes uploaded on Feb. 11, credited to “The Chrome team” allow you to paint the browser black, yellow, slate blue, rose pink and many more hues. These themes not only adjust the color of the menu bars and interface, but also slap a coat of color to the default Google home page. If you’re a Windows 10 user, you can make your operating system match your browser by following our guide on how to enable Dark Mode in Windows 10. Prefer something lighter? No problem: here is how to enable Light Mode in Windows 10. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chrome-dark-mode-how-to-get?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Whether or not this is the true Dark Mode that was rumored for Chrome last month (Jan. 2019) is to be determined. If such a Dark Mode is coming, it would be more than welcome, as the Jet Black theme doesn’t change the colors of your menus. Adding the theme is relatively simple, but switching them could be easier. Also, on the Mac, Chrome now supports system-wide dark mode, which was introduced in Mojave. Here’s what you need to know:How to get Chrome’s dark mode and other themes1. Navigate to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/themes?hl=en. Henry is a senior writer at Laptop Mag, covering security, Apple and operating systems. Prior to joining Laptop Mag — where he’s the self-described Rare Oreo Expert — he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. You can find him at your local pro wrestling events, and wondering why Apple decided to ditch its MagSafe power adapters. 2. Select a theme.3. Click Add to Chrome.4. To switch to a different theme, repeat steps 1, 2 and 3.5. To revert to default, navigate to chrome://settings/appearance and click “Reset to default.”Congrats, you’ve got the power to get Chrome’s dark mode, or one using a hue of your preference.Best Chromebook: Reviews & Comparisons  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Star Wars The Last Jedi had a gay couple that noone noticed

first_imgIssac, who plays Poe Dameron, said: “Well what it means to me is that people can see themselves in a hero like this, in a movie like this, which I love.“Not only LGBT [fans] but Latinos… there’s a representation out there for that.”John Boyega, who plays Finn, said that the issue of LGBT representation should be addressed on-screen.(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney )Speaking to Metro last October, he said: “I think that Oscar is always looking at me with love in his eyes, and I guess that the fans saw it. And then they realised that either he needs to chill or come out.”Of the need for LGBT diversity, he added cryptically: “There definitely is that responsibility, but more the responsibility to hire those from those experiences to share their creative light, that’s the pivotal thing.“If you hire the same sort of people you’re just getting the same sort of film. It’s not wrong, but then there’s a lack of variety.”Related: Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley and Kelly Marie Tran want a gay Finn/Poe romanceOne person who certainly won’t be celebrating the hint of LGBT representation is radio host Alex Jones.The Infowars host lashed out against The Last Jedi, calling it ‘total SJW.’According to the conspiracy-minded radio host, General Hux is apparently supposed to look like Eric Trump, leading us to associate the President with the evil First Order.Jones then grossly overestimated the amount of LGBT representation in the Star Wars franchise, saying that all the women in the films are lesbians.“Every movie the women are the bosses, the women are the heroes, they’re all lesbians,” he said.We wish.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Star Wars: The Last Jedi might not have fulfilled fans’ wishes of a romance between Finn and Poe, however the new film did give fans a very subtle bit of representation.One eagle-eyed viewer spotted two of the newest creatures in the Star Wars universe snuggling up in the background.Known as ‘porgs,’ two of the bird-like creatures with bright orange feathers can be seen cuddling affectionately in the back of the shot.(Photo: @ikolism / Twitter)As the orange plumage shows that they are both male porgs, Twitter user @ikolism, declared them to be “gay porgs, folks.”As the tweet began to spread across the site, some people claimed that this moment was unintentional, or that all porgs had the orange feathers.However, it appears that in the film and other Star Wars media such as the official mobile app, there are female porgs who do not have this plumage.(Photo: @ikolism / Twitter)Twitter user @ikolism used this to confirm the intentional existence of the gay porgs, saying: “they knew what they were doing.”The bird-like creatures were originally introduced to The Last Jedi due to a very large population of puffins on the film set, which is also a bird nature reserve.According to NME, it was easier for the special effects team of The Last Jedi to alter the puffins into porgs rather than attempt to remove them all.A porg on a billboard Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)In an interview last year, Oscar Issac addressed the impact of actual LGBT representation and said that he’s open to playing a gay character, but there won’t be one in Star Wars yet. The ninth instalment of the Star Wars franchise has finally given fans gay representation- in a way.LGBT representation within the Star Wars franchise has been a fiercely discussed topic over recent years, particularly with the release of each new film.  Did you spot the secret gay couple in Star Wars?Star Wars screenwriter confirms Lando Calrissian is pansexualMarvel boss says two LGBTQ characters will appear in future filmsPINK NEWS-last_img read more

AntiLGBTI groups warn Trinidad of same sex marriage cancer

first_imgAnti-LGBT groups in Trinidad have labelled same sex marriage as ‘ a cancer’ as the country leads up to what could be a historic moment for the country’s gay population.LGBTI activist and ‘Tringlish’ citizen Jason Jones is calling for discriminatory anti-gay laws from the country’s British colonial past to be struck down. GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… After India decriminalizes gay sex, which country might be next?Malaysia’s Human Rights Commission says it does not support same-sex marriageWhy has marriage equality been delayed in Taiwan?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/anti-lgbt-groups-trinidad/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us)center_img However, anti-LGBTI groups are ramping up efforts in advance of the case ruling, which is expected on April 12.Trinidadian anti-LGBTI groups ramp up pressure ahead of court rulingConcerned Citizens for T&T is seeking to hold a demonstration outside the parliament building. while another faction led by Pentecostal ministers argues that if the laws are repealed, same-sex marriage will follow.‘Same sex marriage is a cancer,’ said a spokesperson.‘We must keep the buggery laws, if it is removed it is a slippery slope to same-sex marriage.’One of the group’s members, Bishop Victor Gill, called homosexuality ‘unnatural and illegal’.‘We are saying having rights and being right are two different things. You must respect the rights of others,’ he said.‘As the LGBTQI… whatever other letter, it is not a human right. It is a human wrong.’LGBTI activist calling for end to laws from Britain’s colonial pastActivist Jason Jones is taking Trinidad and Tobago to court over their anti-gay laws Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Jones is challenging Sections 13 and 16 of the Sexual Offenses Act.Under the T&T law, gay sex is punishable with up to 25 years in prison. Other sexual activity is punishable with up to five years in prison.Both male and female homosexuality is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago.‘The very existence of these sections continuously and directly affects the claimant’s private life by forcing him to either respect the law and refrain from engaging – even in private with consenting male partners – in prohibited sexual acts to which he is disposed by reason of his homosexual orientation, or to commit the prohibited acts and thereby become liable to criminal prosecution,’ Jones says in his complaint form.His lawyers means Jones is faced with public prejudice and ridicule as it labels LGBTI people as criminals.In 2016, police launched an investigation after a high school teacher made threats to a student who criticized her homophobic statements to her class.Read Jason’s opinion editorial for Gay Star News:Evangelicals are trying to block a challenge to Trinidad and Tobago’s anti-gay lawslast_img read more