Key takeaways from the new USMexicoCanada Agreement

first_imgOTTAWA – After more than a year of talks, Canada finalized a revamped free-trade deal with the United States and Mexico. The new deal, dubbed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. Here are some key elements of the new deal:GETTING MILKED: Trump frequently railed against Canada’s dairy industry throughout the trade talks, calling it unfair to the United States. The new deal grants the U.S. access to 3.6 per cent of the Canadian dairy market, a move roundly criticized by domestic dairy farmers. The access given to the U.S. is slightly more than the 3.25 per cent conceded in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with Pacific Rim countries. Aside from new quotas on American ice cream, there will also be increases in access for American poultry and eggs, in exchange for greater access south for Canadian peanuts and sugar.TARIFFS AND TAUNTS: Trump joked that the deal wouldn’t have been made without tariffs, specifically on Canadian-made steel and aluminum, which prompted tit-for-tat retaliatory tariffs from Canada on a number of U.S. goods. And as negotiations dragged on, Trump threatened to slap Canada’s auto industry with significant tariffs — a threat apparently now dodged. The deal says the first 2.6 million Canadian autos exported to the U.S. will be exempted from tariffs, a figure well above the current export rate of 1.8 million. But the steel tariffs remain in place and Trump has given no indication when he might lift them.ATTENTION SHOPPERS: The trade deal raises the threshold for duty-free purchases online from American retailers. When the deal takes effect, shoppers won’t pay duties until their online purchase is worth more than $150 — a significant bump from the current threshold of $20. But there’s more: Language in the agreement no longer requires companies — such as Google or Microsoft, for example — to put a data centre in Canada in order to do business here, meaning Canadians’ information could be housed south of the border and subject to American laws.INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The rules around copyright and intellectual property are set to change. On copyright, the length of time after a creator’s death that they maintain rights will move to 70 years from 50. On pharmaceuticals, new biologics — drugs made from natural sources — will be copyright protected for 10 years, up from the current eight, an extension that analysts believe will benefit U.S. companies over Canadian firms and delay when Canadian patients can access cheaper, generic versions of drugs.RESOLVING QUARRELS: Two of Ottawa’s key sticking points throughout the talks involved holding on to dispute-resolution tools and decades-old cultural exemptions that leave Canada in control of its own media content, from broadcasting to publishing to music. The USMCA preserves what was known as Chapter 19, which allows independent panels to resolve disputes over tariffs and duties, as well as Chapter 20, the government-to-government dispute-settlement mechanism. Chapter 11, which allows companies to sue governments over perceived mistreatment, has been dumped.TURNOVER ON DOWNS: The National Football League and Bell Media lost their 2017 legal challenges to sack a CRTC decision that banned the long-time practice of Canadian advertisers inserting their ads into Super Bowl broadcasts over the more popular American ones. They now appear to have a win. The University of Ottawa’s Michael Geist points out on his blog that wording in the new trade deal would see Canada “rescind the CRTC policy with a requirement that all programs be treated equally.” Result? American ads could be punted from Canadian airwaves during the big game. It was one of many cultural issues in the deal, but the language around a decades-old cultural exemption remains in place, leaving Canada in control of its own media content, from broadcasting to publishing to music.INDIGENOUS RIGHTS: The Liberals pushed inclusion of a new chapter on Indigenous rights in the trade deal. In the end, the chapter turned into provisions sprinkled through the text, including one allowing governments to enact measures needed to meet their legal obligations to Indigenous Peoples. Similarly, a gender chapter didn’t materialize as originally envisioned.TRADING PLACES: There is also language in the deal that requires any of the three partners to notify the others when they start or finish trade agreement talks with a non-market economy — like China — and gives the other partners a say in the text of that deal. While this language is new, the list of professions that can more easily enter another partner country on a temporary basis hasn’t been updated to include, for instance, many tech jobs.last_img read more

NPSS seeking publics help in choosing new mascot

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – North Peace Secondary School is having a contest for residents of the Peace Region region to find them a new school mascot.After many years of faithful service the Ookapik and Oscar are hang up their pompoms for a well deserved retirement. The mascots’ retirement leaves a hole in the position that NPSS hopes residents of the Peace Region can fill.NPSS is asking that residents fill out a survey giving their opinion on what or who the new school mascot should be. The survey can be found on the NPSS website at: for the contest are listed below:The name must be tasteful and appropriate for all audiencesThe name needs to work as a symbol from our Northern CommunityThe mascot and name needs to be a readily identifiable character and must also not overlap other local school mascots.Contest entries will be evaluated by NPSS’s three panel administration with the winner being awarded an authentic NPSS Spirit Wear hooded sweatshirt.All entries for the contest must be filled out by June 5th at 12:00 a.m.last_img read more

CongressAAP alliance is insult to Sikhs RP Singh

first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP National Secretary RP Singh at a presser on Wednesday accused the Aam Aadmi Party of having double standards, saying that the party is betraying the Sikh community by choosing to ally with Congress. Singh said that whileon the one hand, AAP had promised justice for Sikhs by jailing people responsible for the 1984 massacre, it seems to hell-bent on going ahead with the Congress alliance on the other hand. Singh said that despite having over 90 per cent seats in the Delhi Assembly, the AAP wants to ally with Congress, which doesn’t have even have a single MLA. He added that Arvind Kejriwal’s party had in 2015 claimed in its “Delhi Dialogue” that senior Congress leader might have been involved in the 1984 riots. “Today, Kejriwal meets Sheila Dikshit and takes photographs with her. She is the person against whom he had claimed to have charges of corruption running 370 pages and also talked about sending her to jail,” he said. Singh claimed that despite promising action against Congress leaders involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in their manifesto, investigation in the cases has hit hurdles. He claimed that witnesses weren’t being deposed properly and that victims of the violent riots are still living in dilapidated buildings in colonies like Tilak Nagar with no access to education, healthcare, or employment. “Today we want to ask them where are those employment opportunities which were to be offered to the victims,” Singh, who was joined by Delhi BJP Vice-President Rajiv Babbar said. Singh further claimed that AAP MLAs had withdrawn a resolution to revoke Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna after pressure from Congress leaders. “At that moment the people of Delhi understood that there is connivance between Congress & Aam Aadmi Party,” he said. Singh said, “Aam Aadmi Party’s Head Arvind Kejriwal is adding insult to injury of the Sikhs by trying to form an alliance with the Congress.” In addition to this, Babbar said that Narendra Modi after becoming Prime Minister had formed a Special Investigation Team for an impartial probe into the cases related to the 1984 violence. He claimed that the probe has resulted in the life imprisonment of a former Congress MP and that another leader is absconding. But Babbar said this goes to show that the Modi-led government is determined about fulfilling its promises to the Sikh community.last_img read more

Two sisters die after consuming poison in North West Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday said that two sisters died after they consumed poison in North West Delhi’s Wazirpur Industrial area. The law enforcement agency claimed that before consuming the substance, both the sisters had a quarrel.According to police, both the sisters had a quarrel and younger sister was first to consume the poison. After the family members noticed her health was deteriorating, she was admitted to Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital on April 28 at 4.20pm. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesFew hours after the incident of her younger sister, the elder sister also consumed poison. This time, the family members again noticed bad condition of the elder sister and rushed her to the hospital. She was admitted to the same hospital at 7.37pm. “Both the deceased were married in the same house,” police said. On 28 April, a quarrel took place between both the sisters. After which they consumed the harmful substance. Later, the cops were informed about the incident. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarPolice further said that the marriage of younger sister was less than seven years hence SDM was informed and family did not allege any matrimonial dispute. “Younger sister died on April 29 and her postmortem was conducted on the same day. The elder one was expired on April 30. A slight dispute arises between the families which were amicably sorted out,” police said. The investigation in the case is going on to know the reason behind the dispute between the sister. This is not the first time that after the quarrel ended in taking the extreme step. Last year, a 34-year-old doctor allegedly died after jumping off from the fourth floor of his apartment in South Delhi’s Hauz Khas. On the day of the incident, the victim picked up a quarrel with his wife over some trivial issue. In another case, in March 2018 a 35-year-old man committed suicide with his wife and minor daughter at his residence in South East Delhi’s Govindpuri area. The husband committed suicide by consuming poison and administering poison to his wife and six-year-old daughter who also died.last_img read more

British motorists buy more car parts accessories and services online than cosmetics

UK automotive aftermarket increases turnover to £21.6 billion as more high tech vehicles hit the road.Growing demand for digital services as British motorists buy more car parts, accessories and services online than cosmetics or groceries, new research reveals.Tyres, lubricants and filters still most commonly replaced parts, but demand for digital devices, including telematics and tyre pressure sensors growing fastest.Latest performance figures highlight record £12.5 billion economic contribution as second Automechanika Birmingham aftermarket and supply chain trade show opens.The UK’s car servicing and repair sector grew again in 2016, with turnover rising 2.4% to £21.6 billion, according to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Growth was primarily driven by sustained record numbers of new car registrations,1 and greater reliability, leading to more vehicles remaining on British roads for longer but still requiring  regular servicing and maintenance. The increasing level of advanced technology in modern vehicles was also a major influencing factor.New research, commissioned by SMMT from independent consultancy Frost & Sullivan, shows that in 2016, UK motorists increased their annual spending on car maintenance by 1.7% to an average of £707. This was due, in part, to the replacement of more high tech components, which require new skills and equipment to fit. While tyres, lubricants and filters are still the most commonly replaced items, the  research shows that demand is rising fastest for telematics devices and tyre pressure monitoring sensors.2The performance figures highlight the sector’s significant contribution to the UK economy. In 2016, the UK automotive aftermarket, which includes parts makers, distributors, retailers and workshops, grew its contribution to the economy by 2.5% to £12.5 billion and created 1,400 new jobs. The total number of livelihoods supported by the sector now stands at some 347,000 – more than the population of Coventry.3The increasing digitalisation of cars and components presents challenges and opportunities to the sector as it strives to keep pace with advanced vehicle technology, data driven servicing and the changing needs of motorists. The research shows that British motorists are also leading the way in online car maintenance, with one of the fastest adoption rates in Europe. Last year, UK consumers bought a higher percentage of automotive parts, accessories and services online than they did cosmetics and groceries.1 Together they spent some £920 million on items such as tyres, brakes and batteries, and by 2022 this is forecast to rise by more than three quarters to £1.65 billion.There is also consumer appetite for connected services such as vehicle health reports, fault detection and recall alerts, all of which make it easier to maintain cars. The research identifies growing interest in emerging forms of mobility such as car sharing schemes, forecast to attract some 2.3 million members worldwide by 2025, and e-hailing. Consumers are also increasingly turning to other digital services for their maintenance needs and online comparison websites, common in the insurance and finance sectors, are now entering the aftermarket. An estimated 100,000 people in the UK are currently using these sites to compare workshop offerings and prices, and this is set to grow significantly. This all makes clear the need for aftermarket companies to continue adapting their business models, and increasing their investment in mobile platforms to remain competitive.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,“Today’s figures show just how vital the UK automotive aftermarket is to our economy and society, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and keeping vehicles safe – and the country moving. Our car maintenance sector is one of Europe’s most competitive, with vehicle owners enjoying more choice over where they have their cars serviced. The shift to digital vehicles and services will help drive this further, but the sector must continue to invest in the advanced skills, equipment and systems needed to stay abreast of evolving technology and changing mobility patterns.”As the number and age of vehicles on UK roads increases, thanks to a strong new car market, ever-improving reliability and more complex servicing techniques, by 2022 the UK automotive aftermarket is projected to be worth some £28 billion, with an employee base of 400,000.The news comes as the Automechanika Birmingham 2017 trade show opens its doors. Running from 6-8 June, the exhibition, which made its UK debut last year, will see tens of thousands of British and global investors and buyers visit more than 800 aftermarket and supply chain companies at the NEC.1 2016 was the UK new car market’s fifth consecutive year of growth, with a record 2,692,786 new car registrations2 Frost & Sullivan research shows telematics devices growing at 30-40% (CAGR) and tyre pressure monitoring systems growing at 20-30% (CAGR) 2015-20203 (June 2017)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State moves up to No 13 in AP Top

Ohio State senior forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) drives the lane in the second half of the game against Maryland on Jan. 11 in the Schottenstein Center. Dakich made three of four three point attempts in the first half aiding Ohio State to a 91-69 win. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State continued to ascend up the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, moving from No. 22 to No. 13 Monday. The Buckeyes have not been ranked this high in the AP poll since Dec. 15, 2014, when they were the No. 12 team in the nation.Ohio State is one of four Big Ten teams ranked, joining No. 3 Purdue, No. 6 Michigan State and No. 25 Michigan.Head coach Chris Holtmann extended his unbeaten streak to start conference play to eight games, leading his team to wins versus Northwestern and Minnesota, the former on the road and the latter at a neutral site. Ohio State’s win against Minnesota was the team’s 17th victory this season, matching the total from all of last season. Overall, the Buckeyes are 17-4.With the 8-0 record in the conference, Holtmann has the longest undefeated start in a Big Ten coach’s first season since Sam Barry began his Iowa coaching career with an 11-0 start in 1923. The record is Wisconsin’s Walter Meanwell, who went 12-0 to begin Big Ten play in 1912.The Buckeyes will hope to begin Holtmann’s tenure 9-0 when they host Nebraska at 8 p.m. Monday at the Schottenstein Center. read more

Football Tight end Kierre Hawkins departing from Ohio State

After two years in Ohio State’s program, redshirt freshman tight end Kierre Hawkins is leaving.An Ohio State spokesman confirmed Hawkins’ is “departing,” but said he did not know the tight end’s destination. Ryan Donnelly, a recruiting analyst for Rivals, tweeted a screenshot of a post from Hawkins’ Instagram in which he is wearing a Youngstown State jersey with the caption, “New beginnings. Everyone’s journey is different. In God’s hands.” Hawkins’ Instagram account is protected.Per his Instagram post, it looks like Ohio State tight end and former Maple Heights (Ohio) four-star Kierre Hawkins will be transferring to Youngstown State— Ryan Donnelly (@RivalsRyan) December 12, 2017A former four-star recruit, Hawkins has not taken a snap in his two years at Ohio State. He entered the program in a class with three tight ends, including Luke Farrell and Jake Hausmann. Hawkins fell behind both Farrell and Hausman on the depth chart, as well as redshirt senior Marcus Baugh and redshirt sophomore Rashod Berry. The Buckeyes hold a commitment from Jeremy Ruckert, the top-ranked tight end in the 2018 recruiting cycle. Also, redshirt sophomore tight end A.J. Alexander, who missed the 2017 season with a knee injury, will return next season.Hawkins, a Maple Heights, Ohio, native, was the 329th-best overall prospect and the 13th-ranked tight end in the 2016 class, according to 247Sports composite rankings. read more

Relative of wellknown Drogheda criminal fights for life after retail park shooting

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: LMFM The scene in the retail park yesterday. A MAN IS fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot five times, including once in the neck, in a planned gangland attack in Drogheda, Louth, yesterday. The victim of the attack, a man in his 30s, was walking out of a shop in the M1 Retail Park on the outskirts of the Louth town when a car drove by and discharged a number of shots in his direction. The victim was travelling with two other men at the time. They sustained no physical injuries. The man managed to make his way to Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital where his condition is described as being critical.The victim is related to Drogheda criminal Owen Maguire, who himself was shot four times at his home in July 2018 as part of this feud. Owen Maguire has a number of convictions including for threats to kill and affray. He is well-known to gardaí in the area. As a result of yesterday’s shooting, gardaí are putting in place an operation designed to quell any sporadic revenge attacks on the rival gang. This will include high-visibility patrols around the Moneymore and Cement Road areas of the town. Undercover armed gardaí will also be stationed around the town. The Armed Support Unit is also on standby. The feudThe two feuding gangs have been vying for the lucrative drug trade in the town with reports from local representatives that some children are being forced to work in criminality as a result. On 5 July, Owen Maguire was shot a number of times at his home on Cement Road in Drogheda. He somehow survived being shot at least four times at close range with a handgun.Since this shooting, the two gangs have been exchanging tit-for-tat attacks – mainly in the form of firing shots at people’s homes. But violence erupted laste last year between the two gangs – one predominantly comprising members of the Traveller community, the other settled men. In November of last year, a man in his 20s was found beaten and with stab wounds in a bathroom of a house. The man sustained serious wounds to his face and body. Gardaí understand the attackers targeted the man’s knees with a knife. Drugs crisisDrug use and dependency is a growing problem for many in the Louth town.Louise Mahony, manager of the Red Door Project addiction centre in Drogheda, said she has seen a huge increase in the number of people contacting its service. Drugs, she says, have always been a problem but now they’re getting more calls from concerned parents who say their child has racked up large debts. “We are an addiction service and community employment scheme – I suppose we’re not your average one. We take people in for recovery – we take everyone so long as you’re able to stand up. “From our point of view there’s a long history of things in Drogheda being under-resourced and we’re one of them. We’ve had a very low budget for a while now and it hasn’t changed. More people are coming in looking for help and we’re supposed to do it with the same level of funding. Year on year, everything is getting worse.”Regarding yesterday’s gun attack, gardaí said they are looking for information about a dark coloured Volkswagen Passat seen driving from the retail park in the aftermath of the attack. A spokesman said: “At about 2.45 pm a man in his 30s left a premises in the M1 Retail Park in Drogheda and got into a white Vauxhall Astra with two other men. A black Volkswagen Passat with the partial registration 132 D pulled up close to the Astra and a number of shots were fired into the Astra. The man in his 30s, a passenger in the car, was struck at least once. The other two occupants were not injured.“The driver of the white Astra managed to drive from the scene and went to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital where the injured man is being treated for serious injuries.“Anyone with information is asked to contact Drogheda Garda Station on 041 9874200. Feb 27th 2019, 12:05 AM Relative of well-known Drogheda criminal fights for life after retail park shooting The victim is related to Drogheda criminal Owen Maguire. 12 Comments center_img By Garreth MacNamee The scene in the retail park yesterday. Image: LMFM 34,280 Views Share11 Tweet Email1 Wednesday 27 Feb 2019, 12:05 AM Short URLlast_img read more

Pickets to be placed at 34 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow

first_img 22,672 Views Pickets to be placed at 34 branches of Lloyds Pharmacy tomorrow Over 200 pharmacy workers will hold a two-hour picket between 10am and midday. File photo of a Lloyds Pharmacy in England. Jun 21st 2018, 5:33 PM Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 5:32 PM 22 Comments A SECOND DAY of strike action is set to take place at 34 Lloyds Pharmacy outlets around the country tomorrow in a row over pay.Over 200 pharmacy workers will hold a two-hour picket between 10am and midday.Trade union Mandate has accused the company of utilising zero-hours contracts. Lloyds itself put out a statement earlier accusing the union of misleading the media saying “we do not have, and never had, zero-hour contracts”.All part-time workers were given notice of working hours six weeks in advance, the company said, and the contracts they were on were aligned to the needs of the business.A union spokesperson said, however, that the company was misleading the media.“We have members coming to us and showing us their contracts today, some of whom have been employed in recent weeks, and they are clearly zero hour contracts,” Gerry Light, Mandate Assistant General Secretary, said.A copy of a contract shared by Mandate states: “Your normal hours of work are flexible as agreed with your Manager, spread over up [sic] 5 days between Monday and Sunday and may include late night and weekend work.” By Daragh Brophy File photo of a Lloyds Pharmacy in England. Image: Shutterstock/Thinglass Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Thinglass Share15 Tweet Email Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: Mandate Light said the union represented a third of all workers at Lloyds, with over 220 members. The company said only 13% of employees had been balloted ahead of the strike action.Lloyds said progress had been made addressing the issues at the heart of the dispute at its employee negotiating body, the Colleague Representative Committee.Light, from the union, insisted however that the CRC had no mandate to address worker concerns, describing it as “a sophisticated anti-union tactic imported from the United States in order to ensure workers do not have the right to independent representation”.An initial day of action targeting the pharmacy chain was held earlier this month.The dispute arose after the retailer rejected a recommendation from the Labour Court that it negotiate with Mandate over pay conditions.Lloyds said in a statement:“We wish to assure patients once more that a full plan is in place to minimise its impact. With the hard work and professionalism of our team, disruption was curtailed last week, with only four stores closing for the one-hour period of the strike. We are confident that despite tomorrow’s action, stores will be open and patients’ needs will be met. We thank our patients for their support.”It added:“The next phase of CRC engagement is underway. We have indicated our commitment to speedily delivering further affordable improvements, including on pay scales.”last_img read more

Des Français plus à laise face au handicap mental

first_imgDes Français plus à l’aise face au handicap mentalFrance – Un sondage Ipsos révèle que les Français éprouvent de moins en moins de gêne lorsqu’ils sont confrontés à une personne handicapée. Les idées préconçues à ce sujet semblent toutefois encore bien présentes.Ce sondage réalisé entre le 5 et le 6 mars auprès de 1.009 personnes révèle que 85% d’entre elles affirment n’éprouver aucune gêne face au handicap mental. 80% déclarent connaître ce qu’est la maladie et 78% disent avoir déjà parlé avec une personne handicapée mentale. Pourtant, les préjugés concernant le handicap semblent encore perdurer : 36% des sondés pensent qu’une personne handicapée mentale n’est pas consciente de sa différence et 30% qu’elle ne peut pas être autonome. 84% d’entre eux pensent pourtant que les handicapés mentaux sont victimes de discriminations importantes dans la société.  Ce sondage a été l’occasion pour l’Union nationale des associations de parents, de personnes handicapées mentales et de leurs amis (Unapei) d’organiser une campagne de sensibilisation ce mardi 4 mai. Baptisée “Ensemble, c’est tout !”, elle permettra de confronter les citoyens aux 700.000 handicapés mentaux vivant en France, des “individus invisibles” selon Thierry Nouvel, le directeur général de la fédération.Le 5 mai 2010 à 10:38 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Video WWE 360 degree entrances for Jericho and Styles

first_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Now Playing Up Next Pinterest Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Now Playing Up Next Twitter iPhone 11 Packs New Camera and A13 Chip Apple Accuses Google of ‘Stoking Fear’ Among iPhone Users Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipApple Accuses Google of ‘Stoking Fear’ Among iPhone UsersVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:13/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 98.23%0:04Remaining Time -1:09 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Facebook Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Apple TV+ To Be Offered For $4.99 Per Month WWE has released two videos featuring entrances of Chris Jericho and AJ Styles using new 360 degree video technology. You can utilize the technology on desktop by using the directional toggle inthe upper left corner or on your mobile phone by tilting your device. Now Playing Up Next Why Does The New iPhone Design Make Some People Feel Uncomfortable? These Are The Top Upgrades On iOS 13 WhatsApp Clash of Champions Highlights: Luke Harper returns, Rollins/Strowman, Becky against Sasha Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Homeowners Habitat for Humanity build a house tailored to special needs of

first_imgAfter 500 hours of building houses, Soreya and Tino Beltran received the keys to their own home on Sunday. It’s a big upgrade for the family from their two-bedroom apartment, holding their five kids, including one with special needs who uses a wheelchair.“This is so surreal that I never even imagined that this would come to reality,” Soreya said.The family gained the house through a program called Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, which gathers volunteers and donations to build houses for families earning between 30 to 60 percent of the median income. The families help pay for the house partly by helping build it or other houses.The hours the Beltrans spent building are counted as the down payment on their house at 1110 SE 77th Court. They have a 30-year mortgage and the house is valued at $285,000, according to Courtney Patterson, construction site coordinator for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.Patterson designed the Beltrans’ house specifically for the family’s son, Mario, 8, who is missing a part of a chromosome, causing mental and physical disabilities. Because Mario uses a wheelchair, Patterson included wider halls and doorways, a barrier-free shower and no stairs.The Beltrans struggle with stairs in their current two-bedroom apartment. With no elevator access, they have to haul Mario’s wheelchair up and down stairs.last_img read more

Former employee accused of stealing money cell phone liquor in armed robbery

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (WSVN) – A liquor store’s surveillance cameras captured an armed robbery, last Thursday, in Pembroke Park.The man on camera was seen pointing a gun to the clerk’s head at Sweeney’s Liquors and repeatedly striking him in the face.According to the arrest form, the armed robber then took off with $2,133, a Samsung Note 3 and two bottles of Remy Martin.After almost a week, 21-year-old Joseph Micah Yshua turned himself into the Broward Sheriff’s Office.BSO said that Yshua was a former employee at Sweeney’s Liquors and was familiar with the layout of the store.The 21-year-old man was charged with robbery with a firearm.Yshua was denied bond. last_img read more

This VR sex helmet concept will haunt your nightmares

first_img Turned On Share your voice Tags VR Bangers says its new camera rig captures a 300-degree field of view without being intrusive for the performers. VR Bangers Forget film crews rolling cameras in a velvet-draped cabana. The future of pornography could one day be a terrifying VR-camera-spider-helmet. Los Angeles-based VR Bangers, which produces and distributes VR adult entertainment, on Tuesday released a concept design for its new VR capture camera rig, and it offers a surreal insight into the potential future of VR porn. The company says the rig, which is shaped like a futuristic crash helmet, is fitted with seven cameras that shoot in up to 8K resolution, all positioned around the front and sides to capture a 300-degree field of view. There are two built-in binaural microphones, as well as a camera-stabilisation system.But the company says the biggest selling point is the screens on the interior of the helmet, which stream footage to the adult performer wearing it in “real time”.That feature becomes more of a selling point when you consider the previous iteration of VR Bangers’ camera tech: a bald mannequin head with cameras for eyes that looks like it’s about to get ferried across the river of the dead in the underworld. vr-bangers-headVR Bangers’ previous VR camera capture technology was… surreal. VR Bangers This is very much a proof of concept — the company says it’s created a working prototype (with a 3D-printed helmet) that it’s currently testing, but there are no plans to sell the “proprietary tech” to other companies.turnedonpromoClick for more on the intersection of technology and sex. “As VR is becoming more commonplace, it is very much a competitive field with a few main players,” VR Bangers marketing director Igor Zhivago said via email. “So far we are choosing to maintain our competitive edge and using these rigs for our productions exclusively.”But while the Head Rig 2.0 has been used in filming, its big success could well be as a marketing gimmick to sell prospective audiences on the possibilities of immersive and interactive adult entertainment in the 21st century. And as an industry, VR porn is on the rise. According to 2017 statistics from adult website Pornhub, reported by The New York Times, daily VR porn viewership numbers on the site rose a massive 250 percent within the first year of Pornhub hosting VR videos. Other companies are also trying to get in on the cutting edge of adult entertainment. Firms like Naughty America are promising a future of sex toys with haptic feedback and experiments in augmented reality, while California-based Abyss Creations is working on RealDolls sex dolls that incorporate artificial intelligence so they can chat with their owners. But while the Head Rig 2.0 shows the possibility of the adult entertainment industry, it also reveals a central truth of the business: filming sex isn’t always sexy. Turned On: From sexbots to connected toys, we explore the intersection of sex and technology. Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. 7center_img Virtual Reality Culture Wearable Tech Commentslast_img read more

Sameera Reddy flaunts her baby bump in swimsuit PICS

first_imgSameera Reddy in swimsuit.Sameera Reddy InstagramSameera Reddy is having a moment that every woman considers the best in their lives. The actress, who is into the second trimester of her pregnancy, has been sharing quite a lot about the latest phase on Instagram.She has been regularly posting pictures of her baby bump and now, she has shared a photo of her in a swimsuit. “Take me back to Sunday!#mondaymotivation this Monday #mood #holiday #floating #preggo #babybump #pregnancy #chill [sic],” she captioned the image.Before sharing the picture, Sameera Reddy said that she was happy that her swimsuit fits her. “Sunday Funday ! Just happy my swimsuit still fits me #preggo #sundayfunday [sic],” she claimed.However, the actress’ decision to share pictures about her baby bump has not gone well as she was body shamed for gaining weight. “I want to ask one thing to the trollers… Where have you come from? You have come out of a mother only. Was your mom hot, when you came out? It’s shameful,” the actress said.Sameera Reddy added, “Pregnancy is such a natural process. It’s so beautiful. It took me time to (lose weight) with the first baby. Maybe it’ll take me time with the second baby. But what’s most important is to embrace yourself. And to all trolls: ‘Say what you want guys, I think I have a superpower, I’m giving birth to a baby.”The actress is reportedly expecting her second child in July.Sameera Reddy tied the knot to Akshai Varde, an entrepreneur in January 2014. They were blessed with a son named Hans, a year later.She had begun her acting career in Bollywood with the film Maine Dil Tujhko Diya in 2002. The actress became a household name in the entertainment industry after having acted in more than 32 movies in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Kannada in 12 years. A picture of Sameera Reddy taken in 2009 at Lakme India Fashion Week in MumbaiVarinder Chawlalast_img read more

Youth beaten up for harassing woman in Deganga

first_imgKolkata: A youth was beaten up at Deganga in North 24-Parganas after he made an attempt to sexually harass a woman. On hearing the woman’s screams, locals rushed to her and was able to detain the youth who has been identified as Latif Mondal.He was tied to a lamp post and was beaten up badly. Police recovered Mondal and admitted him to hospital. According to the locals, the woman was returning home from work on Monday around 2 pm in the afternoon. When she was passing through a deserted area, Mondal suddenly came out from a bush and jumped on her. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe woman tried free herself but failed and was dragged inside the bushy area. The victim started screaming for help. Hearing a woman in distress, locals rushed towards the source. When locals reached the spot, Mondal tried to flee but he failed and was caught. The woman was immediately taken to a safe place and Mondal was thrashed. More people gathered at the incident site and Mondal was beaten up by the violent mob after being tied to a lamp post. While Mondal was being beaten up, Deganga Police Station was informed. Police arrived and recovered Mondal. He has been admitted to hospital. Locals alleged that Mondal is a habitual offender. Earlier, he tried to sexually harass an aged woman in the area about a year ago. A specific case was lodged and he was being arrested.last_img read more

VIDEO Stanley Kubrick works on dialogue with R Lee Ermey in rare

first_imgThe making of the famous ‘this is my rifle, this is my gun’ scene. R. Lee Ermey passed away at the age of 74 last night. The Marine Corp drill instructor turned actor had roles in many memorable films, but is best known for playing hard ass Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick Vietnam classic Full Metal Jacket, for which he received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor.Ermey was a natural for the role because he actually served as a drill sergeant, and delivered some eternally memorable lines while laying into fresh faced recruits.Someone uncovered some rare behind the scenes footage shot by Kubrick’s daughter of Kubrick directing and working with the actors, including re-writing with Ermey in the barracks between takes. Even though Kubrick and Ermey are beyond an odd couple, the results speak for themselves.RIP R. Lee Ermey. He lived a helluva life, maggots.last_img read more

Microsoft Edge Browser Now Offers Tracking Prevention How to Use It

first_img Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. Microsoft is steadily adding new features to its Chromium-based Edge test builds, and the latest addition is called Tracking Prevention. The feature is still in its early stages, but we now know what kind of security measures Microsoft will include in Chromium-based Edge when the program finally launches. True to its name, this tool will prevent websites from collecting your info and giving it to other sites you haven’t visited. If you weren’t already aware, websites track you as you navigate the web so that they can feed you relevant ads. That’s a standard and largely accepted practice. But in some cases, third-party trackers gather data about you and give it to sites you’ve never visited before. It’s these potentially malicious sites that Tracking Prevention cracks down on.  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 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Tracking Prevention provides three options: Basic, Balanced and Strict. The Balanced setting is the default, and tells Edge to block malicious trackers and some third-party trackers. This will result in you seeing less-relevant ads. The Basic setting will block only malicious trackers but continue to allow trackers that show relevant ads. Strict, as you might have guessed, blocks the majority of third-party trackers, which could lead to some sites not working properly. MORE: Microsoft Chromium Edge Browser Hands-on: Big Upgrade with …The feature is currently available in the Canary build channel of Chromium-based Edge, but not yet in the more stable Dev channel. If you’re very determined to use it right now, though, here is how to enable Tracking Prevention so you can manually adjust which sites track you as you browse the web. How to enable tracking prevention in Chromium-based Edge1. The first thing you’ll need to do is download the Canary version of Chromium-based Edge. To do so, go to Microsoft’s Insider Channels page and select “Download for Windows 10” under the Canary Channel box.2. Once the download finishes, open the Edge browser (check your taskbar if you don’t know where to find it). 3. In the address bar, type this URL: edge://flags/#edge-tracking-prevention and press enter. This will take you to the Experiments page. Before we go any further it’s worth considering the warning at the top of this page, which states that experimental features can result in the loss of browser data and compromise your security and privacy. We recommend proceeding with caution. 4. The “Microsoft Edge tracking prevention” feature should be highlighted at the top of the list.  Click the drop-down box on the right side and choose “Enabled” then accept the pop-up that tells you to restart the browser. 5. Once the browser has finished reloading, type edge://settings/privacy in the address bar and press enter. This will take you to the privacy settings page. Alternatively, you can navigate there by pressing the settings icon in the top-right corner and selecting the settings gear. 6. Scroll down to the middle of this page to see the newly added “Tracking prevention” section. From here, you can turn the feature on/off and select among Basic, Balanced and Strict modes. 3 Things I Love About Microsoft’s New Edge Browser Phillip Tracy, 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 BookUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndo247 SportsRanking The Highest-Paid NBA Players In 2019247 SportsUndoAdvertisementcenter_img Author Bio Phillip Tracy, last_img read more

VIDEO Fans weather rain to celebrate Festival de la Luz

first_imgDragons, geckos, and castles floated down Paseo Colón on Saturday as San José celebrated another Festival de la Luz. Spectators numbered in the thousands, crowding the sidewalks for miles. Like a nocturnal Macy’s Day Parade, the massive event incorporates elaborate floats, marching bands, a brief fireworks display, and corporate sponsors like Kölbi and Claro. The municipality founded the festival in 1996.Things took a turn for the wetter when rain started falling around 8 p.m., but the crowd seemed well-prepared: They huddled under awnings, opened umbrellas, and slipped into parkas. Led by the San José Fire Department, the parade continued through the drizzle, filling the streets with music and floodlights. Related posts:Festival of Light, Egyptian dancers, and other happenings around Costa Rica Christmas-themed theater warms hearts this month Bullfights, punk bands, and other happenings around Costa Rica Nativity scenes, funk music, and other happenings around Costa Rica Facebook Commentslast_img read more