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Prince Moulay Rachid Attends President Caid Essebsis Funeral

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Rabat – Prince Moulay Rachid arrived at Carthage International Airport on Saturday, July 27. King Mohammed VI had also sent a message of condolence to the interim President of the Assembly of People’s Representatives (Tunisian Parliament), Mohamed Ennaceur.The King expressed his deep compassion for “the loss of one of the great men of Tunisia who devoted their lives to serve their country and contributed with selflessness and dedication to the building of their modern state.” The King also added that “Béji Caid Essebsi worked conscientiously and with exemplary patriotism to complete and devote the democratic process of his country.”

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Ten years after Beijing conference Annan urges major push for womens equality

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Since 1995 progress has been made, but old challenges such as discrimination and violence remain while new challenges have emerged, such as HIV/AIDS and trafficking in women and children, Mr. Annan said in a message, delivered by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour to Beijing 2005, the 10th anniversary commemoration there of the fourth World Conference on Women. “What were once called women’s issues have been transformed into matters of primary national and international significance. Stronger women’s networks and alliances have taken shape across issues and borders alike. And we understand, more than ever, that no single policy will ensure gender quality; rather a comprehensive policy approach is needed,” he added. He noted the findings of the Commission on the Status of Women earlier this year that many gains had been achieved, including greater access to employment and decision-making, better education and a longer life.“But they stressed that old challenges remain, such as discrimination and violence, and that troubling new challenges have emerged, such as the terrifying growth of HIV/AIDS among women, and the odious, increasingly common practice of trafficking in women and children,” he said. “Let us not forget that women’s rights are human rights. Their full implementation at the national level is thus a legal obligation. Although that may seem, and should be, self-evident, it is a point we must continue to repeat as we move to strengthen the ability of the United Nations system to support national efforts to implement human rights, and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women.” Mr. Annan stressed that leaders at next month’s 2005 World Summit should pledge their support to all efforts to achieve the changes to which national governments, international organizations and civil society committed themselves in Beijing 10 years ago.“Let us all redouble our efforts to turn those commitments into reality,” he said. “At this commemorative meeting, you can help to steer them in the right direction.”Also addressing the commemorative meeting, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Ann M. Veneman noted the particular importance of girls’ education “because of its positive effects on the development of the individual and the well-being of societies.”Educating girls provides both short and long-term benefits, “including reduced child mortality, increased productivity and income, better-educated children and gains for women’s and girls’ social status and empowerment,” she added. read more

Shell reports net loss of 74 billion after Alaska drilling exit

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Shell reports net loss of $7.4 billion after Alaska drilling exit FILE – In this Thursday, May 14, 2015 file photo, the Royal Dutch Shell oil drilling rig Polar Pioneer is towed toward a dock in Elliott Bay in Seattle. Royal Dutch Shell reported a third quarter loss of $7.4 billion Thursday, Oct, 29, 2015 as it re-organized and canceled projects, including drilling in Alaska, to cope with the plunge in oil prices. The net loss compares with a profit of $4.5 billion in the same period last year. Shell reported $7.9 billion in charges, including $2.6 billion for Alaska and $2 billion related to the decision to cancel the Carmon Creek project in Alberta, Canada. Excluding one-time items and fluctuations in the value of inventories, the company said profit dropped to $1.8 billion, from $5.8 billion a year earlier, reflecting the plunge in oil prices. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) by The Associated Press Posted Oct 29, 2015 1:29 am MDT Last Updated Oct 29, 2015 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – Royal Dutch Shell has reported a third-quarter net loss of $7.4 billion after cancelling a series of long-term projects, including drilling in Alaska.The company reported charges of $8.2 billion, including $2.6 billion related to the decision to halt Alaskan exploration activities.Excluding those one-time items and after adjustments, the company reported that profit dropped to $1.8 billion, down from $5.8 billion a year earlier, reflecting the plunge in oil prices.Brent crude, the benchmark for North Sea oil, averaged $50.26 a barrel in the third quarter, down 51 per cent from a year earlier.CEO Ben van Beurden says, “Shell’s integrated business and our performance drive are helping to mitigate the impact of low oil prices on the bottom line in what is a difficult environment for the industry today.” read more

Policekillings comments Karen Bradley says she didnt believe what she said

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first_imgI know from those families that I have met personally just how raw their pain is and I completely understand why they want to see justice properly delivered. I share that aim and that is why I launched the public consultation on addressing the legacy of the Troubles.Speaking to RTÉ News tonight, Bradley said again that she was “profoundly sorry” for the offence caused, and said she didn’t believe what she said.If I could turn the clock back to 11.45 yesterday, I would do so in a heartbeat because I never intended to cause hurt, upset or distress or to give anyone the impression that I believe what I said. It was not my belief. Share1111 Tweet Email6 Image: RTÉ News Police-killings comments: Karen Bradley says she didn’t believe what she said There have been calls today for the UK’s Northern Ireland Secretary to resign. She said that the families and the people of Northern Ireland “need someone to deliver for them” and was “determined to deliver for them with the government”.We will deliver justice for those families. 175 Comments Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeBradley had already sought to climb down yesterday from her initial comments, later saying she hadn’t been referring to any specific cases, but was simply “expressing a general view”.In her statement today, she said the British government’s position is “clear”. We believe fundamentally in the rule of law. Where there is any evidence of wrongdoing this should be pursued without fear or favour whoever the perpetrators might be. That is the principle that underpins our approach to dealing with legacy issues and it is one from which we will not depart. She did not go as far as acknowledging that killings committed by British forces during the Troubles were crimes. As well as investigations currently under way into crimes allegedly committed by members of British security services, there have already been cases where soldiers have been convicted over killings during the Troubles.Media reports in the past week have indicated that four ex-British soldiers could be charged with the 1972 shooting of unarmed marchers in Derry on Bloody Sunday.‘Totally inappropriate’Tánaiste Simon Coveney was asked in the Dáil today by Fianna Fáil’s Dara Calleary to address Bradley’s comments, which he himself described as “absolutely callous and completely out of order and totally inappropriate”.Calleary referenced comments made by former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in a column for the Telegraph newspaper at the weekend, where he said would be “a storm of utter fury” if up to four ex-British soldiers were charged with the deaths of 14 unarmed marchers in Derry on Bloody Sunday in 1972.“It’s easy to dismiss Boris Johnson, he’s paid to be bizarre,” Calleary said, adding that Bradley’s comments, however, cannot be ignored.Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty added that Bradley’s remarks were “outrageous and ridiculous”. He said it was important to note that her comments followed on from a statement from British Prime Minister Theresa May about protecting serving and former British soldiers who committed crimes.Doherty said the comments of both women “are an insult to families who have lost loved one to the British Army”. He said victims’ families, some of who have been campaigning for decades, deserve justice.Responding, the Tánaiste said he met with Bradley in London yesterday evening and made it clear where the Irish government stands on the issue. He said her comments caused “intense” concern, distress and hurt for families whose loved ones were killed.Coveney said Bradley’s attempt yesterday to clarify her initial comments was “important but perhaps not enough”. He noted that in her additional statement today, Bradley said she is “profoundly sorry” and “recognises the seriousness of the statement that was made yesterday”. He also said she may comment further and make contact with victims’ families when she is in Belfast later today. But he acknowledged that the timing of the comments “couldn’t be worse”, as the families of the 14 people who died as a result of Bloody Sunday await a briefing from the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland next week.He also referenced last week’s decision by the UK Supreme Court that an effective investigation into Pat Finucane’s murder was not held. Finucane, a 39-year-old human rights solicitor, was shot dead by loyalists paramilitaries in front of his three children and wife Geraldine, who was also injured, on 12 February 1989.Coveney said both cases have placed a “heightened focus on legacy issues”.Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also addressed Bradley’s comments, telling reporters that he had met victims’ families in the past and that they are still grieving, still hurting and a lot of them have questions that are unanswered.He said her comments were “insensitive and they were wrong”.Bear in mind what we’re talking about here is, we’re talking about the killing of civilians, not combatants. We’re talking about peaceful protesters in Derry on Bloody Sunday, we’re talking about Ballymurphy, we’re talking about Kingsmills, we’re talking about Dublin and Monaghan. And we need a British government that is at least open to the possibility that these killings of civilians could have been crimes – and indeed there have been convictions for such killings. In that context I really think the comments were wrong and insensitive. When asked if he thought she should resign, he replied “Not going to go there”.Calls to resignVictims’ families and political parties in the North have led calls for Bradley to resign.John Kelly, whose brother Michael was killed on Bloody Sunday, told the BBC that her comments were “outrageous”.“Her place now is untenable, she should go,” he said. John Teggart, whose father was killed in the 1971 Ballymurphy shootings, agreed.He said: “What Karen Bradley said is that the soldiers who murdered my father – 14 bullets went through his body, ripped chunks out of his body – that soldier acted in a dignified and appropriate way.For Mrs Bradley to come out with insulting, despicable insults to families, it’s an absolute disgrace.The SDLP and Sinn Féin have also called for Bradley’s resignation.SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood said the comments were “absolutely appalling”, while Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said they were “outrageous and offensive”. With reporting by Michelle Hennessy, Órla Ryan, and Gráinne Ní Aodha Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 9:55 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlecenter_img Image: RTÉ News Updated Mar 7th 2019, 9:55 PM THE UK’S NORTHERN Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley has repeated her apology for saying that the deaths caused by soldiers and police during the Troubles “were not crimes” – adding that she didn’t believe what she said.Bradley has faced calls to resign over her statement in the House of Commons yesterday, where she said the deaths in Northern Ireland “that were at the hands of the military and police were not crimes”. She added: “They were people acting under orders and under instruction and fulfilling their duties in a dignified and appropriate way.”In a statement today, she said she was “profoundly sorry for the offence and hurt” that her words had caused. “The language was wrong and even though this was not my intention, it was deeply insensitive to many of those who lost loved ones. https://jrnl.ie/4528016 81,553 Views By Sean Murray Short URL Mar 7th 2019, 7:27 AM last_img read more

11 Greatest Scream Queens of All Time

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first_imgMore on Geek.com:7 Horror Movies You Forgot Were Great6(66) Things You Didn’t Know About Michael MyersThe Best Horror Anime Available for Streaming Every horror movie needs a monster, it’s true, but there’s another ingredient that makes them successful: a girl to menace. Over the years, actresses who specialize in horror have come to be known as “Scream Queens” — a title also swiped by Ryan Murphy for his over-the-top Fox slasher comedy series. Some view it as a pejorative, but here at Geek we’re all about embracing the dark side of our nature and believe that these women have made significant contributions to the art of cinema. It’s not just about having a pretty face — scream queens have to provide emotional resonance to all the blood and gore for a flick to be truly scary. Here’s our selection of 11 of the best, past, present and future.Barbara SteeleIn the 1960s, the place to go for Gothic horror was Italy, as progressive directors pushed the boundaries of the genre in many different ways. Most of those movies also featured a striking female lead, and few were more striking than Barbara Steele. The British actress first came to the attention of horror fans with her dual role in Mario Bava’s Black Sunday, where she played both a woman put to death for witchcraft and her descendant 200 years later. Steele went on to feature in flicks like Castle of Blood and David Croenenberg’s Shivers. Her expressive, wide-eyed face and curvaceous body gave her the prime combination of sex appeal and vulnerability and she quickly became a fan favorite.Watch Black SundayLinnea QuigleyOne of the most influential scream queens of the 1980s, the Iowa-born Quigley got her first horror break as a mean track-team girl who gets decapitated by a serial killer in Graduation Day. Her most iconic role is as teen punk bombshell Trash in The Return of the Living Dead, which established her typical character: a smoking hot babe with a bad attitude to match. Her filmography through the rest of the decade was jam-packed with trash classics like Night of the Demons and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. Horror was such a part of her life that her boyfriend, special effects designer Steve Johnson, proposed to her on the set of Nightmare On Elm Street 4 immediately after she filmed a scene where she burst from Freddy Krueger’s chest.Watch The Return of the Living DeadBrinke StevensThe path to scream queendom can be an unusual one, but Brinke Stevens’ origin story is weirder than most. As a kid, she wanted to be a marine biologist and got her Master’s degree at Scripps. She was later kicked out of that university for doing, and I quote, “forbidden research” on dolphin communication. Instead, Stevens went into acting, appearing in over 100 horror and sci-fi flicks including 1982’s Slumber Party Massacre, Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity, and Jim Wynorski’s 1989 Transylvania Twist. Stevens also co-wrote a number of screenplays, produced documentaries and wrote short stories for horror anthologies.Watch The Slumber Party MassacreDebbie RochonThe golden age of cinematic horror was obviously the 80s, but as the direct-to-video market started to boom in the next decade there were new openings for the next generation of scream queens. Debbie Rochon was raised on the streets of Vancouver, and as a homeless youth at 17 answered a casting call for cult punk movie Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains. That stoked a desire to act, and she soon moved to New York and started booking roles in hundreds of low-budget flicks. She formed a fruitful partnership with Times Square sleaze studio Troma, appearing in Tromeo and Juliet, Terror Firmer, and more. Rochon’s unstoppable work ethic and willingness to work with new directors have made her a fixture of the genre.Watch Tromeo and JulietBarbara CramptonSoap operas and horror films have a lot in common, so when Long Island-born Barbara Crampton made the jump from Days Of Our Lives to Stuart Gordon’s 1985 cult classic Re-Animator, it seemed pretty natural. The blonde Crampton found she had an affinity for the gory stuff and went on to hold down parts in Chopping Mall and Gordon’s underrated From Beyond. She continues to work in the genre, most recently as part of an ensemble cast of horror icons in Death House and SyFy’s exceptional creepypasta anthology Channel Zero.Watch Chopping MallMarilyn BurnsSometimes all it takes is a single role to catapult an actress into the hall of fame, and for Marilyn Burns that role came in Tobe Hooper’s 1974 grindhouse classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. As Sally Hardesty, Burns laid the groundwork for the modern scream queen: a nearly helpless human up against an almost supernatural force of pure malevolence in the shape of Leatherface and his inbred family. The movie was banned in several countries but made a ton of money and is now regarded as a keystone of the genre. Burns continued to work in horror, including a pair of Texas sequels as well as Kiss Daddy Goodbye and Future Kill. Until her death in 2014, she loved attending horror conventions to meet the fans her work had touched.Watch The Texas Chain Saw MassacreAdrienne BarbeauThe one-time wife of director John Carpenter, Adrienne Barbeau has featured in a wide variety of flicks from him and others. The California-born Barbeau moved to New York in the late 1960s to pursue stage stardom but ended up working as a go-go dancer for the Mafia. She caught her big break in the original stage production of Grease before transitioning to TV and film. Her image on a 1978 cheesecake poster made her a sex symbol and it wasn’t long before she was the female lead in movies like Carpenter’s The Fog, Creepshow, and Swamp Thing.Watch The FogIngrid PittBritain’s Hammer Studios was the epicenter of horror in the 1970s, churning out Edgar Allan Poe adaptations that cranked up the violence and sexuality with stylish visuals and excellent actors. Ingrid Pitt, born in Warsaw, survived the concentration camps of World War II and relocated to California after marrying an American soldier. She started pursuing an acting career and appeared in a few Doctor Who episodes before her horror debut in 1970’s The Vampire Lovers, a gloriously sleazy movie that would establish Pitt’s presence as a voraciously sexual creature of the night. A string of similar roles followed throughout the decade, and although acting roles dried up she kept one toe in horror by doing badass stuff like contributing narration to a Cradle of Filth album.Watch The Vampire LoversChloe Grace MoretzFor a young actress to devote so much of her career to horror is a bold and daring move in image-obsessed Hollywood, but Chloe Grace Moretz has a reputation for not really giving a damn about what other people think. After being raised in a very Christian, very wealthy Atlanta family, she first gained attention for her performance as Chelsea Lutz in the 2005 Amityville Horror remake at the age of 5. When you taste blood that early, it’s hard to let it go, and over the next 15 years she would return to the genre again and again, playing a young vampire in Let Me In, the titular character in Carrie, and most recently Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake. Moretz has announced she’s taking a step back from working so hard, but at just 21 she’s already established a body of work that puts her with the greats.Watch CarrieCaroline MunroEnglish actress Caroline Munro found showbiz completely by accident when her mother sent some pictures of her in to a newspaper contest. After the striking brunette won the “Face of the Year” prize, she was soon modeling for Vogue in London and cast opposite Vincent Price in 1971’s The Abominable Dr. Phibes. Munro would continue to delve into horror throughout her career, signing a long-term contract with Hammer through the decade and then relocating to the United States, where she’d feature in William Lustig’s sleaze slasher classic Maniac and Jess Franco’s Faceless. She continues to take small roles in horror and other genre films to this day.Watch ManiacJamie Lee CurtisMost scream queens either leave the genre behind after some early dabbling or don’t carry on much of a career past their horror heyday. Jamie Lee Curtis is a very notable exception. The daughter of Hollywood royalty Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, Jamie Lee had her screen debut in John Carpenter’s 1987 Halloween as Laurie Strode, the subject of Michael Myers’ homicidal urges. Curtis would go on to feature in many other horror flicks through the early 80s, including a Halloween sequel, but she also excelled in comedy, action and dramatic roles. Even more interesting, Curtis has returned to horror many times over her forty year career, starring in Ryan Murphy’s outrageous Scream Queens series and this year facing off with Michael again in a new Halloween. Never do you get the sense that Curtis is slumming it in these movies – rather, she appreciates where she comes from and knows that a good scare is a precious thing.Watch Halloween The Best Killer Families in Movie HistoryShudder Is the Horror Streaming Service Fans Were Waiting For center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

MTC appoints Sanderson

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first_imgThe Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) has appointed Vicki Sanderson as HR director.Sanderson, who is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), started in this newly-created position in January 2018, which includes a seat on MTC’s board.Sanderson has previously held similar roles at aircraft modification and maintenance organisation Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, and at commercial printing business Domino Printing Sciences.Sanderson also has experience in the retail sector, after joining the graduate training scheme at Sainsbury’s at the start of her career, and when she worked at the management development centre at Tesco.last_img

In tribute to original residents Juneau Assembly renames downtown Willoughby District

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first_img“I believe that the new name of Aak’w Village District is bringing back what is important to the Aak’w Kwáan clan,” Houston said recently. “So with my opinion, it is showing the respect going back to the rightful people of this area.” The Assembly unanimously approved a resolution changing the district’s name to the Aak’w Village District Monday night. The district’s boundary includes the area between the Alaska State Office Building and Gold Creek, from Egan Drive to Village Street. People now call it the Willoughby District. Last year, descendants of some of the original residents of the Juneau Indian Village performed an oral history called “Aan Yátx’u Sáani: Noble People of the Land.” In it, they talked about the renaming of traditional Tlingit sites after white settlers. Like the area that was once the Aak’w Kwáan clan’s summer village. The clan was relocated there from Auke Bay when many went to work in the mines. It was actually just a photograph of Bristol, England, superimposed over a photo of Muir Glacier. Earlier this year, students led an effort to add a Tlingit name to Juneau-Douglas High School. The school board approved the proposal, adding Yadaa.at Kalé, meaning “beautifully adorned face,” to the school’s name. Juneau’s Aak’w Village District, formerly the Willoughby District, on June 25, 2019. (Photo by David Purdy/KTOO) “So signage, instead of referring to it as the Willoughby District, will refer to it as the Aak’w Village District,” Cosgrove said. It’s not entirely clear when the area became known as the Willoughby District, but the name has persisted for years. Tlingit Elder Rosa Miller (right) and her daughter Fran Houston address the crowd at an Auke Bay Elementary School event. Houston said changing the name of the Willoughby District to Aak’w Village District is partly her way of honoring of her mother. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO) Clan spokesperson Frances Houston wrote a formal request to the Juneau Assembly earlier this year. A downtown Juneau neighborhood has a new name. Its namesake, Dick Willoughby, arrived in Juneau during the early mining days and went on to gain a reputation as a scam artist. He sold copies of postcards to tourists depicting what he called the “Silent City.” Formerly known as the Willoughby District, the area will now be known as the Aak’w Village District, paying homage to its original residents. Even with that reputation, after he died a road was built through the Juneau Indian Village, and it was named after him. Deputy City Manager Mila Cosgrove said it may take some time for locals to stop calling the area the Willoughby District, but the change will be reflected soon as the city works on the Downtown Wayfinding and Interpretive Element Project. “I never thought I would be doing this, but it’s important. I know that I’m doing something important for the clan, and that’s to stand tall,” she said. For Houston, changing the name is also a way of honoring her mother, tribal leader Rosa Miller, who asked her to take on the role of speaking for her clan. That is, until the Aak’w Kwáan decided to request the change.last_img read more

Volkswagen Passat Discontinued in India

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first_imgGerman car maker Volkswagen has reportedly stopped the production of its Passat in India, owing to dwindling demand for the vehicle in the domestic market.The news of the Volkwagen’s Passat going out of the country’s auto shelves broke hours after Honda announced the phase out of its Accord in India. Both the companies cited paltry sales as the reason for withdrawing the models from the market. However, it is surprising that the Accord and Passat could not create any vibes in a market like India,where there is growing affinity to marquee models.Autocar India reported that the in the June-November 2013 period, Volkswagen could sell only 235 units of Passat in the country, whereas the model’s opponent  Skoda Superb managed to notch a sales figure of 507 units in the same period. According to the report, the high pricing of Passat in the Indian market could have turned the tables on it.The vehicle was priced between ₹26-32 lakh.On the other hand, absence of diesel powered Accord is said to be the reason for the waning demand for Accord in Indian market. Honda could sell only 11,492 units of Accord in India since its entry into the market in 2008.The vehicle which was offered in 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and 3.5-liter V6 engine options in the country could get just 272 takers in the current fiscal.Confirming the phase out of Accord in India, Jnaneshwar Sen, senior vice president for marketing and sales at Honda Cars India had told ET: “We have stopped production of the current eighth-generation of Accord in India. It is our flagship brand and we would be looking at the next generation of the sedan for Indian customers, though the exact launch details have not been worked out yet.”last_img read more

The Legacy Of The Boy In The Bubble One Of Houstons Most

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first_img 00:00 /03:49 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X Listen – / 8David Vetter was born 44 years ago at St. Luke’s, in the Texas Medical Center. He was quickly transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital, where doctors confirmed a diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID. His compromised immune system left him extremely vulnerable to infections and death. His parents had already lost an infant son at the age of 7 months to the disease.While the Vetters waited for science to find a cure or treatment for SCID, David grew up inside clear, enclosed habitats that protected him from pathogens. His food, clothing, toys and books were disinfected before being passed to him through special air-locks. David played, received tutoring, and lived his entire life in the “bubble” – a larger one inside his family’s home in Shenandoah, Texas, and sometimes a smaller one at Texas Children’s Hospital. Through media reports, he became known as “the boy in the bubble.”David Vetter died at age 12, after an experimental bone marrow transplant from his sister led to an unexpected lymphoma. After his death, scientists discovered that the transplant had also infected David with a dormant Epstein-Barr virus. The virus spawned the lymphoma, providing clear confirmation of the theory that viruses can cause some cancers.Today 38 states, including Texas, screen all newborns for SCID, and 92 percent go on to be successfully treated with a bone marrow transplant. Researchers are also working on an experimental gene therapy as another form of treatment. Excerpts from the audio conversation:Carol Ann Demaret, 73: “David was born Sept. 21, 1972. He was taken from me and placed in this germ-free isolator, later to be called a ‘bubble.’ I watched as one doctor baptized David, which was my request, and another doctor sealed up the porthole. And that is a memory I keep in my mind almost daily, watching David taken from me and placed in that bubble.”Dr. William Shearer, 78: “I remember the first time I saw your son David. I was overwhelmed at his presence which seemed to expand far beyond the bubble, this plastic container that he lived in. When it was announced that I was going to be his doctor, he took a stance with his arms akimbo on his hips and with sort of a not quite believing expression, so much so that he might be asking ‘So, you’re going to be my new doctor?’”To listen to the entire conversation, click on the audio link above. Sharelast_img read more

Another Former Cheerleader Joins Lawsuit Against Houston Texans

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first_img Share 00:00 /00:46 At a news conference held in New York Friday morning, Rosa said she was body-shamed and forced to use duct-tape on her body.“My skin on the side was pulled down – and it’s very hard to do because I’m not a bigger-weight person – it was pulled down and with the tape taped under my short, just to slim out the area right here,” she said under tears, pointing at her waist area.The lawsuit alleges assault, sexual harassment and violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, among other charges.It’s one of two similar lawsuits against the team. The Texans are asking for an order that both cases be submitted to arbitration under the supervision of the NFL commissioner. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:center_img – / 8Another former cheerleader has joined a lawsuit against the Houston Texans.Angelina Rosa is the sixth former Texans cheerleader in the suit filed by well-known attorney Gloria Allred. X Listenlast_img read more

Ranking Every Pokémon Movie

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first_img When Pokemon: The First Movie was released in American theaters in 1999, nobody could have predicted that Satoshi Tajiri’s little fighting cutie franchise would still be chugging along nearly two decades later. But the insane staying power of the Pokemon franchise has produced a flabbergasting 21 animated films, with the upcoming Detective Pikachu marking its incursion into the live-action realm. That’s a lot of Pokemon!Because we care about you, we went back and rewatched every single theatrical Pokemon movie and ranked them in order of quality, so you can use your valuable time wisely.21. Hoopa And The Clash Of AgesMany of the Pokemon movies have been excuses to introduce some new monster into the series canon, and 2015’s Hoopa And The Clash Of Ages is the worst example of that. Part of the reason why is that Hoopa, the Djinn Pokemon that debuted in Pokemon X and Y just sort of sucks and is annoying. His ability to summon other powerful beasts through teleportation makes this flick a seemingly unending parade of no-consequence battles, evolutions and action scenes without anything holding it together. A real nadir in the series.Stream It Here20. Kyurem Vs. The Sword Of JusticeIn our opinion, what makes the best Pokemon media work is the bond between monster and trainer. That’s where the emotions come in, and without emotions it’s just critters zapping each other with lightning or whatever. That’s our primary complaint with 2012’s Kyurem Vs. The Sword Of Justice, which relegates Ash and crew to bystanders as the pokemon Keldeo goes on a quest to learn the Sacred Sword move and defeat the legendary Kyurem. It’s just not a lot of fun and even the battles – the whole reason for the enterprise – are fairly dull and uninspiring.Stream It Here19. Black—Victini and Reshiram / White—Victini and ZekromBy the time you start turning to gimmicks your film series needs help. Released in 2011 in Japan, these are two films technically, but they recycle tons of plot and animation between them. Whether you want to sit through the thing twice to see the differences will truly test your Poke-fandom. Ash and crew end up in a town that was saved in the past by either a Reshiram or a Zekrom depending, and meet a Victini who is trapped there and forced to boost the powers of other Pokemon. It’s painfully generic and the double-length running time doesn’t help matters.Stream It Here18. Genesect And The Legend AwakenedBy the mid-2000s, the Pokemon movies were being arranged in massive multi-film story arcs, and while that stuff might work for Marvel it resulted in some pretty dire flicks. Genesect And The Legend Awakened is the third and final installment in the “Best Wishes” trilogy, following an army of the bipedal insectoid Genesects as they attempt to find their ancestral home. The action moves to New Tork City, where Mewtwo gets involved in an ultimately dull and confusing plotline that manages to break the franchise rules around evolution for no reason.Stream It Here17. Giratina And The Sky WarriorConcepts of “good” and “evil” are foreign to most Pokemon, but the winged serpent Giratina is an exception. It lives alone in a parallel “Reverse World,” and when Team Rocket show up they and Ash, along with his Pokemon crew, get sucked in there. A series of misadventures follow, spurred on by the machinations of lab assistant Zero who wants to tap Giratina’s power for himself. While there are some fun setpieces in this 2009 flick, including a well-animated battle on a moving train, it’s ultimately just sort of sloppy and loose-feeling and very inconsequential.Buy the DVD Here16. Zoroark: Master of IllusionsThe thing you can say about so many of these mid-period Pokemon films is that they’re just forgettable. I watched this one three days ago and I’m struggling to bring up anything that I thought was really special about it. Ash, Brock and Dawn head to Crown City to watch the Pokémon Baccer World Cup – if you’re not a deep head, “baccer” is basically “soccer” with a pyramid goal and monsters. Anyways, while they’re there they free a Zorua looking for its mother, Zoroark, and then a…. bunch of stuff happens. Celebi plays a big role, it’s too complex for its own good but media-manipulating villain Kodai is interesting.Stream It Here15. Diancie And The Cocoon of DestructionThere’s just not a lot to like about the 17th installment in the Pokemon movie franchise. The monster at the center of the flick, Diancie, is a weird-looking Jewel type that we don’t have any attachment to. While it’s interesting to have a canonically female character at the center of the narrative, Diancie’s quest to restore the Heart Diamond that keeps her kingdom functioning is just not engrossing. The middle section of this movie just drags on and on and even a fun final battle isn’t enough to make it worthwhile.Stream It Here14. Pokémon Ranger And The Temple of the SeaAside from the focus on the aquatic Pokemon, there’s not much to recommend about the ninth movie in the series. It feels bloated and slow, with too many human characters with confusing motivations. Ash and his bros meet up with a Ranger named Jack Walker, who has been undercover with a pirate crew. Jack wants to travel to the underwater palace of Samiya to return a Manaphy egg. The egg hatches, we get some shenanigans, the pirates attack and Ash seemingly sacrifices his life to save the day again. That boy’s got something of a death wish.See It Here13. Lucario And The Mystery Of MewThis is a fairly generic Pokemon adventure with the exception of the opening sequence, which is totally gripping and unusual. In the distant past, the legendary Pokemon Lucario and his master Sir Aaron attempt to stop two armies from clashing but are attacked by groups of beasts until Aaron uses his Aura to calm both sides, at the cost of his own life. A thousand years later, Ash and crew show up at the spot and the ghosts of the past come to light, with Lucario being freed after a thousand years to find answers. When a wild Mew shows up and uses its massive powers to seemingly kill all the trainers, things start to get real.Buy the DVD Here12. Pokemon HeroesAs we move into the end of the first wave of Poke-movies – this was the last one to get a U.S. theatrical release until 2017 – we see the trio heading to the island city of Alto Mare, which is protected by a duo of Dragon-types: a Latios and a Latias. When Team Rocket learns the town has a powerful, never-used defensive weapon, they set out to steal it. This kicks off an exciting fight in a museum and a great set piece where the two dragons stop a massive tidal wave. Often when characters make “heroic sacrifices” in these movies it can seem unearned, but this one does a solid job of feeling meaningful and final.Buy the DVD Here11. Arceus and the Jewel of LifeThe end of the Sinnoh trilogy isn’t spectacular but there are some fun characters in it. It starts with probably the flimsiest excuse for a Pokemon battle ever, as Ash, Dawn and Brock accidentally steal some kid’s watermelons he left floating in a river. Naturally, it’s only a matter of time before things get serious, with Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina from the last two films coming back with Arceus, the creator of the alternate dimensions, preparing to make his return to the material plane. throw in time travel and things just get too messy to really enjoy, although Damos – the putative villain – is a solid presence.See It Here10. Volcanion and the Mechanical MarvelA fun steampunk aesthetic isn’t enough to put this one in the top tier of Pokemon movies, but it’s definitely worth watching. When a powerful Volcanion becomes attached to Ash by an unusual mechanical bracelet, the duo get dragged into a story of artificially produced monsters, exploitation and a massive flying fortress. There are just too many human characters in this one, making the plot muddled and tough to engage with. This was the last Pokemon film before the reboot and while it didn’t do well in theaters there are some interesting ideas at play.Stream It Here9. The Power of UsThe second reboot-era Pokemon movie unfortunately doesn’t live up to the last installment, as the goodwill generated by rebooting the franchise gets lost underneath the desire to promote the upcoming games and toys. Ash and his Pikachu travel to yet another city with a mysterious past, rescue a girl from bullies, battle other trainers, et al. It’s all perfectly competent but the animation quality has already started to slide and there are just too many storylines folded into the movie, with none of them being truly gripping or emotionally worthwhile.See It Here8. Jirachi – Wish MakerThe first installment in the second wave of Pokemon movies – these ones based on the “Advanced Generation” games – there are high and low points to Jirachi. Probably the biggest strike against it is that the plot revolves around the Millennium Comet that travels past the Pokemon world every 1000 years, but the flick didn’t release in Japan until 2003 and the US until 2005, making it seem a little dated. The plot centers around a buried Jirachi who absorbs energy from the comet every time it passes. When a scientist disturbs its slumber, it unleashes the monster’s wish-granting power and kicks off a very fun climactic battle featuring a huge Groudon.Buy the DVD Here7. The Rise Of DarkraiA high point in the somewhat less inspiring middle period, The Rise Of Darkrai works because in addition to the usual battle between two ultra-powerful Legendaries, it takes time for a smaller story. When a town is damaged by the clash between Palkia and Dialgia, the blame falls on a lone Darkrai, a nightmare-causing Pokemon, and he’s attacked on sight. But the creature has actually been protecting a small garden for nearly a century, and his bad dream powers might be the only thing that can keep the two Legendaries from destroying the town. It’s a clever, fun adventure that doesn’t outstay its welcome.Stream It Here6. Pokemon 4EverThe first instance of time travel in the movie series delivered one of the best twists ever. The film starts with a young trainer named Sam encountering the forest creature Celebi, who transports them both forward in time forty years to escape from a hunter. That brings them to the present day, where they naturally run into Ash, Brock and Misty. The trio finds the wounded Celebi and take him to be healed while Team Rocket naturally intervenes. When Sam and the Celebi are reunited, they triumph over the evil Marauder and return to their own time. In the kicker, we learn that the young boy would grow up to be no other than Professor Oak.Buy the DVD Here5. Destiny DeoxysDumb title, but this bizarre back-handed homage to War Of The Gargantuas is fun and surprisingly emotionally potent. When an alien Deoxys crashlands on earth, it accidentally wounds a Rayquaza in its descent. The two fight, the Deoxys is destroyed but leaves two eggs behind. A young boy named Tory sees the fight and is traumatized, and years later Ash and his friends must help him conquer his fears and reunite the reborn Deoxys with his mate just in time to combat a horde of malfunctioning security robots. This flick definitely checks off all the boxes.Buy the DVD Here4. Pokemon 2000The first Poke-sequel hit theaters pretty quickly, and it shows. This is when the series’ fascination with the Legendaries started, for better or for worse. When a collector named Lawrence tries to capture the three powerful birds Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres to awaken Lugia, Ash and his cohorts must once again save the day. This is a fun and gripping adventure, but it does sort of pave the way for the downturn in quality the series would quickly experience, as each installment had to top the last with Legendaries and other rare creatures instead of delivering a compelling story.Buy the DVD Here3. I Choose YouSometimes all that you need to reinvigorate a franchise is a fresh start. 2017’s I Choose You! hit the rewind button to bring us back to Ash’s first adventure with Pikachu, wiping the continuity of the last films to make the universe more inviting to new fans. The animation is modern and stylish, and even though Ash’s adventure is pretty low stakes compared to most of the other movies – just a battle with a legendary Ho-Oh – but it’s executed so smoothly and comfortably that it just flies by. It’s not anything world-shattering but it’s a perfect slice of feel-good anime.Stream It Here2. Pokemon 3: Spell Of The UnownAfter a slight dip in quality with the first sequel, the third Pokemon movie is one of the franchise’s best. Coming after the debut of Gold and Silver, the universe had expanded but not to an absurd degree, and the mysterious and powerful Unown – heiroglyphic-like monsters with unlimited supernatural powers – make a great antagonist. When a young girl named Molly summons them from their home dimension, they start granting her wishes and entrap her in a huge crystal castle. Ash, Brock and Misty are among the trainers summoned to help solve the problem. Stepping away from world-changing stakes to deal with a personal, emotional problem does wonders for this one, which is still remarkably poignant.Stream It Here1. Pokemon: The First MovieEven two decades later, The First Movie stands as the top of the film canon. Part of that is because the Pokemon world was so much smaller back then. There was still lots of mystery and uncertainty. The plotline is simple – the vastly powerful psychic Pokemon Mewtwo rebels against its creators and sets up shop on New Island, plotting to summon a massive storm to wipe out humanity and start a new world of just Pokemon. Accompanied by an army of powerful clones, Mewtwo whips our heroes until Ash throws himself into the middle of a psychic battle, causing him to be petrified. This one has it all – big spectacular battles, new revelations and that emotional core.Stream It HereMore on Geek.com:Detective Pikachu Trailer Is a Live-Active Pokemon Fever Dream11 Best Gifts for Pokemon FansPikachu Donuts Pulled from Shelves Because They Weren’t Cute Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks Stay on targetlast_img read more

Apple Unveils Faster More Private iOS 13 With Dark Mode

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first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 6 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag June 3, 2019 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Another year, another jam-packed new iOS release from Apple.The upcoming version of Apple’s mobile operating system — iOS 13 — is a faster, more privacy-focused mobile operating system, with new features and improvements across most of its core functionality.Onstage at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference, SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi announced that the updated OS is significantly faster and more data-conscious, with a new app download packaging format that makes downloads 50 percent smaller and updates 60 percent smaller.Apps will also launch twice as fast, with 30 percent faster Face ID unlock. A new low data mode can be enabled in settings, too, while a QuickPath keyboard enables swipe-to-type functionality and Apple Music supports time-synced lyrics.Here’s what else you can expect from iOS 13, which will arrive this fall.Dark ModeFederighi shows off dark mode in iOS 13.Image Credit: Justin Sullivan | Getty ImagesOne of iOS 13’s headlining features is dark mode at an OS level rather than app level. The setting will darken the background across iOS, from Messages to Reminders to the home screen.Privacy, Privacy, PrivacyIf iOS 13 has another big theme, it’s privacy. The company is doubling down on its reputation for privacy in the latest mobile OS release by building in more data controls across the experience.For the first time, you can share your location with an app just once and then require permission the next time it wants it. Apple will also give you regular reports showing which apps are tracking you, and shut down loopholes like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi scanning. Oh, and iOS 13 will send unknown spam calls directly to voicemail.Apple is also taking aim once again at Facebook with Sign In with Apple, which gives users a fast, easy way to sign into apps without third-party social tracking. The sign-in button is authenticated with Face ID to log users in without revealing any new personal info.Going even further, Apple will also give users the option to hide their email and create a unique random address for each app that Apple will forward to your real email address.New privacy features extend to HomeKit, where a new service called HomeKit Secure Video will analyze security camera footage on-premises in an iPad, HomePod, or Apple TV device before encrypting and uploading footage privately to iCloud, where it will be stored for 10 days for users to review. Home security footage won’t count against iCloud data caps.Finally, Apple is working with partners inlcuding Linksys, Eero, and ISPs like Spectrum to release HomeKit-enabled home routers that will automatically firewall off smart home accessories for an additional layer of security.Maps, iMessage, and MemojiThere are also updates and improvements to many of the flagship iOS apps. There’s a new gallery view in Notes, an improved interface for Reminders, and improvements to Safari and Mail. However, some of the biggest additions are in Maps, messaging, and Memoji.In Apple Maps, there’s greater detail in everything from buildings to topography, which is rolling out in the US by the end of the year. A new Favorites bar at the bottom of the Maps home screen lets users tap and go to starred locations, as well as save points of interest into “Collections.” The top right of the map also shows a new binocular icon to open the “look-around window,” a Google Street View-like feature letting users tap around and explore locations in a high-def 3D view.On the Messages front, Apple is integrating animoji and memoji deeper into the experience. When users share names and photos, they will also have the option to share their animoji with each other to use as the contact photo, and customize them further with new makeup and accessory options, from hats and glasses to bespoke AirPods.Apple is taking aim at Snapchat as well with a new Bitmoji clone feature called Memoji Stickers to create and share sticker packs of your virutal avatar within Messages with one tap from the keyboard.Camera and PhotosApple always showcases camera and photos app improvements at WWDC, and this year is no different. In iOS 13, iPhone cameras can take advantage of a new Portrait lighting feature with high-key mono effect, where users can adjust lighting intensity by virtually moving a light closer or further away from a subject.Yet the biggest addition in the Camera app is the ability to edit videos. For the first time, iOS 13 users can rotate videos, and apply the same filters and effects as photos.The Photos app is being redesigned with machine learning to remove duplicates and clutter with a new pinch-to-zoom mode, plus a new organization tab at the bottom of the screen to sort photos into days, months, and years. The app will surface photos and organize days based on events you attended in past years, using ML to customize how your photo and video memories are displayed.SiriFinally, Apple announced improvements to Siri across iOS, from iPhones and AirPods to HomePod and CarPlay.When you’re wearing AirPods, Siri will now announce messages or incoming iMessages from other messaging apps. There’s also one-tap audio sharing, which you can send to other iOS users or to your HomePod, which is now enabled with Handoff.Siri on the HomePod will also now be able to recognize which user is talking and play music based on each speaker’s history and preferences. The smart speaker will also be able to play live music from more than 100,000 radio stations. On CarPlay, there’s a new dashboard that now works with third-party apps such as Pandora and Waze.Siri is also sporting a smoother, completely software-generated voice based on neural text-to-speech for more natrural cadence and emphasis, plus an improved Siri Shortcuts app now built into access shortcuts. This includes a new Suggested Automations feature to take your habits and personalize them with Siri. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Act Fast MacBook Pro 15inch 400 Off at Best Buy

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first_img Phillip Tracy, The 15-inch MacBook Pro is one heck of a laptop, but its exorbitant price puts it out of reach for most shoppers. Fortunately, a killer sale at Best Buy makes Apple’s most powerful laptop a lot more affordable. 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/macbook-pro-sale-400-off?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 For a limited time, Best Buy is taking a whopping $400 off the price of the latest 15-inch MacBook Pro. The model on sale comes loaded with some powerful specs, including an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and Radeon AMD Radeon 560X graphics.By cutting the price down to $2,399, Best Buy is effectively offering the mid-tier model at the same price as the base version. Speaking of the base model, Best Buy is selling that configuration — with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and Radeon 555X GPU — for just $2,099 ($300 off). Both models are available in silver or space gray. MacBook Pro (15-inch) for $2,099 ($300 off; Core i7, 256GB SSD, Radeon Pro 555X GPU)MacBook Pro (15-inch) for $2,399 ($400 off; Core i7, 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 560X GPU)This is undoubtedly one of the best 15-inch MacBook Pro deals we’ve ever seen. Best Buy ran a similar sale earlier this year, but that cut the Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ 512GB’s price by only $250. The 15-inch MacBook Pro is an all-around fantastic laptop that will suit a wide range of users, from students to business professionals or creatives using the latest video- and photo- editing software. Performance and battery life are what really make the MacBook Pro such a standout laptop. Not only did the MacBook Pro last for more than 10 hours on our battery test, but it also offers the fastest SSD we’ve ever tested. Bar none. Of course, you also get a premium aluminum chassis, a vivid Retina display and some powerful speakers. We’re not sure how long this sale will stick around so you might need to act fast. If you’re a macOS user and the 15-inch MacBook Pro isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, check out our MacBook deals page. We’re also looking into the rumors and reports of changes coming to the MacBook Pro in 2019.Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018) Review – Full Review and …Which MacBook Should You Buy? MacBook vs. Air vs. ProMacBook Pro Rumor Roundup: What We Expect (and Want) Author Bio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoKelley Blue Book2019’s Honda Clarity Will Make You Love Plug-In Hybrid CarsKelley Blue BookUndoKelley Blue BookSee Our New Favorite Compact Luxury SUV—Kelley Blue BookKelley Blue BookUndoKelley Blue Book25 Best-Selling Cars of 2019…So FarKelley Blue BookUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Good These Pick-Up Trucks AreKelley Blue BookUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndoAdvertisementcenter_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. Phillip Tracy,last_img read more

Mozilla tests new Get Addons page in Firefox

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first_imgMozilla tests new Get Add-ons page in Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on July 08, 2016 in Firefox – Last Update: June 25, 2017 – 11 commentsIf you are running Firefox’s Developer Edition you may have noticed the new Get Add-ons page already that Mozilla rolled out with the latest update.Add-ons are one of the core selling points of the Firefox web browser. While Mozilla stated recently that 40% of Firefox users don’t run a single add-on, it does mean that the other 60% run at least one.Anyway, add-on discovery is limited for the most part to Mozilla’s official AMO website and third-party websites like mine.Side note: Why AMO? Because of addons.mozilla.org.Get Add-ons experimentGet Add-ons is one of the pages on about:addons. Simply load about:addons in Firefox’s address bar and select the Get Add-ons option when it opens.It is used by Mozilla to highlight featured add-ons currently, provide explanation about add-ons, and link to themes, up and coming add-ons, and other customization options.The new page changes that significantly. A selection of themes and add-ons is displayed when it is loaded.Each add-on and theme is listed with its name, logo or preview image, and a user review quote.Themes are applied as previews when you hover over them on the Get Add-ons page. Since they are all light themes, formerly known as Personas, they only change the background image of Firefox’s interface.Still, the preview option is handy as it allows you to make a decision based on how the theme looks like on your version of Firefox. This is especially important if your Firefox interface is modded lightly or heavily.Add-ons are installed directly from the interface by flipping the switch next to the add-on. The installation process happens in the background. Firefox displays a prompt that the add-on is ready for use once the installation completes.There is also a see more add-ons option listed at the bottom of the page, and it loads the main Firefox add-ons repository when clicked on.Four add-ons and three lightweight themes are displayed on the page all in all.The new Get Add-ons page is only available in Dev or Nightly versions of Firefox currently. It may change before it is released to stable versions, or may even be pulled completely.VerdictFull-screen 1920×1080 viewInstallation of add-ons or themes on the new page is straightforward. The installation requires no user interaction at all, which is different from how add-ons are installed on the old page.One downside is that fewer options are highlighted on the page. What weights more however is that Mozilla decided to highlight the purpose of add-ons instead of the add-on’s name on the page.There is little information about add-ons displayed as well. While it is easy enough to understand that “Block ads with Adblock Plus” is about ad-blocking, additional information would be helpful.The user quotes may look like a good idea, but they hold little value. First, you don’t know these users and cannot weight whether “The best. Very easy to use” is an appropriate description of the add-on.Second, the quotes provide little information about the add-on in question. In my opinion, it would be better to display a one or two sentence summary of the add-on on the page instead.Last but not least, there is lots of whitespace on the page. Only two themes and three add-ons are displayed on a 1920×1080 resolution with Firefox taking up all space on the monitor.Now You: What’s your take on the new interface?SummaryArticle NameMozilla tests new Get Add-ons page in FirefoxDescriptionIf you are running Firefox’s Developer Edition you may have noticed the new Get Add-ons page already that Mozilla rolled out with the latest update.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

Alexa Chung admits shes open to polyamory and samesex relationships Im overdue

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first_imgStyle icon Alexa Chung has revealed that she’s open to polyamory and same-sex relationships.The writer, host, model, and fashion designer has been in a slew of famous relationships in the past, most notably with Arctic Monkeys’ frontman, Alex Turner, who she dated for four years.  Alexa Chung (L) and Alex Turner (R) dated for four years (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)Related: 53 celebrities you didn’t know were LGBTHowever, after splitting from her ex, Big Little Lies actor Alexander Skarsgård, Chung has explained that a monogamous, heterosexual relationship may not be right for her.Talking to PORTER magazine, she explained that she was open to the idea of finding a same-sex partner despite not having any past experience.“I’m long overdue losing my lesbian virginity,” she said, adding, “but I just think it’s super old-fashioned to expect anything from anyone, I think everyone is on a spectrum of whatever they prefer.”Chung went on to explain that she hasn’t been sexually attracted to another woman as yet, but she does not want to rule out the idea that she could enter a same-sex relationship.Alexander Skarsgård recently split with Chung (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Turner)Related: Comment: Why polyamorous marriages are the next step to equality“I would never discount the idea that I could have a relationship with a woman at some point.“I haven’t been sexually attracted to one yet.”The 34-year-old added that she does not see herself settling down and getting married to one person, indicating that she’s open to the idea of polyamory.“I just don’t get why marriage is different from non-marriage – I just don’t get it.“I don’t subscribe to the fact that you need one man to be happy: I think it’s a really crappy, anti-feminist sentiment,” she said. Court ruling: LGBTQ people are not born that wayRussia takes woman’s kids away ‘because she’s transgender and gay’LGBT sex ed to be taught in England, including in faith schoolsPINK NEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)Chung has joined a long list of LGBTQ celebs who are now out and proud to be so.Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza came out as bisexual back in 2016.The actor who played April Ludgate in the hit TV show has said that she “falls in love with girls and guys”.Her co-star Natalie Morales came out as queer in July 2017.In an interview with The Advocate, the film and TV star said: “I know I have an androgynous thing going on, and there’s something masculine about my energy. Girls are into me — that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”The actress, who has also starred in films such as ‘Life after Beth’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World’ and ‘Dirty Grandpa’, added that she feels her tastes are like that of an old gay man’s and that she “grew up obsessed with Judy Garland”.Cara Delevingne has had high-profile relationships with women but in July 2017 she said she doesn’t like being “pigeonholed” by people who insist on labelling her gay.The Suicide Squad star also opened up about her battle with depression, with a view to opening up a dialogue on the subject.Delevingne also revealed her experience of working with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.The model and performer says she had a “very odd and uncomfortable call” with the movie mogul when she started out as an actress.Delevingne also claims he told her she would have no future in Hollywood if she is open about her sexuality and relationships with other women.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Sheraton Hotels Resorts has announced the reopen

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first_imgSheraton Hotels & Resorts has announced the reopening of the Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino, a city landmark for more than four decades. The hotel emerges after extensive renovation to reveal a vibrant aesthetic with modern interiors, refreshed public spaces and revitalised dining concepts. Perched on the West Bank of the River Nile, it enjoys a prime location in the heart of the city, just steps away from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo Opera House and the 70-storey Cairo Tower.“Sheraton Cairo was our first Sheraton hotel in Africa and has been a local icon since its opening in 1971,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.  “The reopening of this hotel is a milestone in our journey as it not only showcases our transformation efforts around the Sheraton brand, but also reinstates our commitment to Egypt as a strategic growth market.”DesignThe hotel’s 326 fully renovated rooms and suites feature a blend of modern design with a warm palette and the Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience. Sheraton Club rooms offer exclusive access to the Sheraton® Club Lounge, a private space located on the 26th floor providing views of the city, where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast, drinks and snacks during the day. Leisure facilities include an fitness centre with cutting-edge equipment available 24 hours a day for in-house guests, a pool and a wellness centre.DiningSix restaurants and bars create an enriching culinary voyage. El Mawardia Depuis 1985, a social institution on the west side of the Nile for over 30 years, is back in a new avatar showcasing local cuisine paired with international favourites complemented by coffees, teas, beverages as well as shisha flavours. Giannini’s, the first New York-Italian-style restaurant in Egypt, explores the joy of communal dining as the chef prepares special dishes. Inspired by mystical voyages and the many lands and travels that have found their place in Egyptian heritage, Rawi features undiscovered pairings of local ingredients and regional Arabic cuisine that lend their flavour and identity to the menu at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can look forward to starting the day with fresh coffee, pastries and savouries served at the Bridge Café located in the hotel’s upper lobby, before moving to the Pool Bar to enjoy the fun atmosphere and eclectic mix-and-match menu, followed by an evening of music and classic cocktails at Studio70.Meetings and conferencesWith more than 1400 square metres of meeting space, Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino features a lavishly appointed ballroom, 13 meeting rooms and a business centre, all with state-of-the-art facilities and connectivity through high-speed Wi-Fi. The hotel provides flexibility together with personalised services making it an exclusive option for large-scale business meetings, social events, weddings or even smaller intimate gatherings.“For over 45 years, generations upon generations of visitors have marvelled at the breathtaking sights surrounding the iconic Sheraton Cairo Hotel and experienced its warm and welcoming service, “said Hans Joerg Kreitner, general manager, Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino. “We are committed to going above and beyond to relive that promise as we begin a new journey that stems from this rich and cherished legacy.”last_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted May 24 2019 7

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first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 24, 2019 7:18 am PDT UK’s Princess Charlotte to start school in September LONDON — The first day of school can be stressful but Princess Charlotte will have her older brother to lean on if necessary.Kensington Palace said Friday that 4-year-old Charlotte will join her brother Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea school in September.Headmaster Simon O’Malley said the school is “delighted” that Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, have chosen their school for Charlotte.O’Malley said “we greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”The Associated Presscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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