Josh Brolin says he is getting no response from Marvel about Deadpool

first_imgLos Angeles: Actor Josh Brolin has revealed that he is constantly in touch with Disney/Marvel executives regarding the future of the “Deadpool” franchise. The media conglomerate assumed the control of the Ryan Reynolds-led franchise after its acquisition of the 20th Century Fox. Brolin, who portrayed Cable, the time-travelling mutant with a bionic arm, in “Deadpool 2”, said he has not yet received a response from the studio about the future of the series. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m actually, I’ve been calling them, like, ‘What’s the deal with Cable, man?’ Seriously, 100 percent serious. They’re figuring it out. It’s a big world now, it just got much, much bigger. So who knows,” he said. According to Screenrant, the 51-year-old actor was speaking at the ACE Comic Con in Seattle. The future of “Deadpool” series is facing uncertainty after Disney unveiled its new calendar of Fox-owned movies at the beginning of May. Though Disney gave new release dates to “Avatar 2” and “The New Mutants”, the studio also confirmed that it currently has no “Deadpool” movies planned for the foreseeable future.last_img read more

The centrepiece of major US NAFTA proposal higher auto wages

first_imgWASHINGTON – Mexican workers’ wages are at the heart of a major proposal from the United States aimed at breaking through an impasse on automobiles and securing a new North American Free Trade Agreement.The latest U.S. idea incorporates worker salaries into the formula for calculating which cars can avoid tariffs under the auto rules of origin, several sources in different countries said Tuesday.Sources familiar with the negotiations said it would create incentives for car companies to pay wages far higher than the current average salary in Mexico, which, according to some estimates, is about US$2.04 per hour.The U.S. has identified Mexican wages as a key priority, for two reasons: creating more middle-class Mexican buyers of imported goods, and reducing the incentive to shift car plants from high-wage countries.The revelation adds context to enthusiastic comments last week from the Canadian government. Canadian officials said the Americans had proposed creative solutions for achieving their main overarching goal, which is more production in the U.S.“There’s no question it’s a step forward,” Canadian union leader Jerry Dias said in an interview Tuesday.“At least people are starting to understand that we have to fix the main problem — which is wages in Mexico,” said Dias, president of Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector union. “The Mexicans will obviously push back … but Mexico knows there’s not going to be a deal without higher wages.”The negotiations have accelerated, as the U.S. pushes for a new NAFTA within weeks.Sources say the U.S. has introduced wages as a substitute for dropping its controversial demand that cars have 50 per cent American content, deemed a non-starter by both Canada and Mexico.The U.S. continues to demand a big increase in the percentage of car parts that must come from North America, from the current 62.5 per cent to around 85 per cent, but higher-wage labour would count as a credit toward the total.Different sources described different salary levels as the cutoff rate.Inside U.S. Trade, which first reported on the development, pegged the rate at US$15 per hour. One American briefed on the proposal understood it to include a range from $13 to $17. Dias said he has been briefed and heard it’s $15.U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer hinted at the idea in a public appearance last week.He told a congressional committee that there are several proposals being discussed that would help achieve his goal of driving up wages in Mexico — another involves guaranteeing that workers can vote on collective agreements by secret ballot.“There’s a whole series of processes that we’re involved with in negotiating that (labour) element,” Lighthizer told a House of Representatives committee last week.“That’s a hugely important issue. And the objective is to try to get wages up in Mexico — which makes the United States more competitive, but also creates customers for the United States.”The proposal was first floated several days ago, and appears to have kick-started the negotiations. Canada says it’s pleased by some of the latest developments, and the U.S. says all three countries are finally converging on a common vision.One American source, who spoke on condition of anonymity in order to speak frankly about the idea, said some details remain unclear. One example is whether car-makers would get credits toward an overall formula when they use higher-cost labour, or whether every car would have to have a certain percentage of high-paid labour.“The thing that’s clever — ingenious, actually — is it creates an incentive to raise worker salaries,” said that American, who is familiar with parts of the proposal.“You’d be creating this incentive to improve wage levels.”One trade insider said there’s strong desire in Washington to drive up Mexican salaries. It may be key to winning Democrats’ votes, in particular, in ratifying an eventual deal.The Democrats are especially vocal in bemoaning stagnant wages in Mexico as a drag on workers across the continent.“If there is no wage increase (in NAFTA), there is going to have to be very strong provisions in the NAFTA getting rid of what some call white unions, or yellow unions — basically company-sponsored unions,” said Dan Ujczo of the law firm Dickinson Wright.“I wouldn’t be surprised to see some type of movement towards setting a wage in Mexico. And I think that would be a red line — for Mexico.”He said Mexico finds itself in a tough spot.On the one hand, that country is especially anxious to get a deal, with elections approaching and an anti-establishment outsider candidate leading in the polls.On the other hand, the pro-establishment government in Mexico has systematically opposed the idea of enshrining wage increases in a trade deal.last_img read more

Nordin Amrabat The Darling of Moroccan Football Fans

Rabat – Known for being a well-liked and respected member of the team, Nordin Amrabat is sometimes called “El Mahgreb,” referencing his attachment to Morocco and capturing his popularity among Atlas Lion fans.Amrabat has impressed fans with his determination to play, despite injuries that might take other players off the field. They praised his performance in Morocco’s match against Portugal, where he took to the pitch despite having suffered a concussion in an earlier match against Iran, during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. While the decision to allow him to play drew criticism from FIFA, it earned him the title of “warrior” from fans. The 32-year-old right-winger has been playing football since he was young, occasionally taking on positions as left-winger or center-forward.Amrabat was born in the Netherlands to Moroccan parents and started out playing in amateur leagues within Europe. It was Amrabat’s father who encouraged him to keep up with the sport, though Amrabat himself assumed he would stay in the amateur league and pursue a career outside of football.He eventually joined PSV Eindhoven, who were champions of the Dutch football league at the time, and has since played for numerous clubs such as Tukey’s Kayserispor and England’s Watford. In 2018 he signed a three-year contract with Saudi Arabia’s club team, Al-Nasr Riyadh.Amrabat made his debut with the Atlas Lions in Marrakech’s LG CUP in 2011. He scored his first goal for the team in their last match and was elected “man of the match.” He later went on to play in the Africa National Cup (CAN) in 2012 and 2013.Despite concern that a knee injury earlier this spring would prevent his participation, Amrabat has been on the field throughout CAN 2019. The Atlas Lions’ next match is Friday, June 28, when they take on the Ivory Coast Elephants.Read also: #Why_Be_Afraid: Saudi Hashtag Honors Morocco’s Nordin Amrabat read more

Expresident Clinton to lead UNbacked trade mission to Haiti

10 August 2009Former United States president Bill Clinton plans to lead a trade mission to Haiti in October on his second visit since being appointed United Nations Special Envoy for the impoverished Caribbean nation. Former United States president Bill Clinton plans to lead a trade mission to Haiti in October on his second visit since being appointed United Nations Special Envoy for the impoverished Caribbean nation. “We have a unique opportunity to act now to reclaim Haiti’s proud past while shaping a better future,” Mr. Clinton told the Second Annual Congress of the Haitian Diaspora in Miami yesterday, citing the leadership shown by the Haitian Government and Parliament, expanded US duty-free treatment for Haitian apparel exports, the recent $1.2 billion in debt relief from the international community, and the strong resolve of the Haitian people. But, he warned: “Every single day a child is hungry; a parent comes home without a job, a mother dies in childbirth, a community is uprooted by a storm, the window of opportunity we have today closes a little more.” Mr. Clinton, who first visited Haiti in his new capacity in July to assess how to support Government efforts to brace the country for hurricanes, generate new jobs and boost the delivery of basic social services, also cited a series of other measures to help the country. These included the Haiti Invest Project, an equity-investment programme launched by the Soros Economic Development Fund with an initial commitment of up to $25 million. Haiti Invest already has approached potential partners in an effort to expand this initial capitalization six-fold to as much as $150 million, and is considering investments in garment manufacturing, agriculture, logistics, tourism, energy, and housing. read more

Ban welcomes launch of Darfur mechanism aimed at helping to resolve conflict

Mr. Ban said the launch of the authority in El Fasher marked an important milestone in the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), an agreement signed in Qatar last year between the Sudanese Government and the rebel Liberation and Justice Movement (LJM).The UN has previously said that agreement can form the basis for a permanent ceasefire and a comprehensive peace accord to end the fighting that began more than eight years ago.In his remarks to the inauguration, delivered by the Joint Special Representative for the UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Ibrahim Gambari, Mr. Ban urged the parties to “take all necessary measures to equip the authority to fulfil its responsibility to promote reconciliation, early recovery and development so that peace dividends are realized by and equitably shared among the population of Darfur.”Mr. Ban said he looked to the Government and the LJM to carry the peace process forward, and reiterated the UN’s commitment to support the authority’s work. The Secretary-General also appealed to the Government and armed movements which have not signed the DDPD to enter into negotiations towards a final agreement immediately and without preconditions.The authority was first established as the Transitional Darfur Regional Authority in April 2007 under the terms of the 2006 Darfur Peace Agreement. It was reformed after the signing of a new peace agreement in July last year. 8 February 2012Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed today the inauguration of the Darfur Regional Authority, a body intended to stimulate development and facilitate peace in the war-torn western region of Sudan. read more

New Rob Ford video

After repeatedly saying he hasn’t had a drink since November, when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine in a drunken stupor, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to reporters today that he was drinking Monday night. The latest admission comes after another video of Ford surfaced on YouTube. This one shows him rambling and using profane language.When asked if he had been drinking last night, Mayor Ford said: “Yes I was. A little bit ya.”In the video, Ford uses a Jamaican accent. He told reporters his behavior was not offensive: No, I was with some friends and what I do in my personal life and my personal friends it’s up to me.”McMaster University Communications Professor Alex Sevigny says he’s not sure the video will hurt Ford’s reputation. And in some ways, is true to form: “I think the one thing that’s negative for him in this episode is that he’s going to be seen as he’s broken a promise to a lot of people by getting drunk.”Councillor Joe Mihevc says it appears Ford has broken his commitment to clean up his act: “He made commitments that he is on the wagon. That he has stopped drinking and that he will not be embarrassing himself and Toronto anymore. And here shortly into 2014 the behavior continues.”Earlier in the day, Ford’s brother, Councillor Doug Ford had said the video couldn’t have been taken last night: “He’s a lot heavier in that picture than what he is now so it couldn’t have been him. Not last night. Obviously that’s him but it didn’t happen last night.”But a second video from inside the same restaurant, The Steak Queen, surfaced this evening, purporting to show Ford sitting across from a friend. Reports say it’s Alexander Lisi who is out on bail for an extortion charge. It’s alleged Lisi tried to get his hands on the infamous video that appears to show Ford smoking crack cocaine.In parts of that video, Ford appears to be venting frustration at Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair. Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly is repeating his call for Ford to “take a pause and seek professional help.” read more

Montreal airport screeners reject Securitas contract offer give strike mandate

MONTREAL – Security screeners at Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport have given their union a strike mandate after unanimously rejecting the latest contract offer from Securitas Transport Aviation Services.The United Steelworkers Union says the 600 employees are prepared to launch a strike if mediated talks on Monday fail to reach a deal to address wages that are lower than for those working at airports in Toronto and Quebec City.Workers also want the company to live up to what they see as a commitment to improve the availability of lunch rooms.The union says some employees have to eat near the security equipment because of a lack of space at break rooms and Securitas refuses to compensate workers when they can’t take breaks because of excess work.The employees have been expressing their disappointment with negotiations since October by wearing camouflage pants, pyjamas or union hats.Union representative Michel Courcy said in a news release that salaries earned by its members should better reflect the essential contribution they make to air transportation security.Workers make between $15 and $21 an hour but want the same wages approved in a recent contract in Toronto between Garda Security and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers that pays an additional $2.35 an hour. Workers in Quebec City earn three per cent more even though the airport is classified a lower, Tier 2 facility.The employees can launch strike action once the Canada Industrial Relations Board orders what essential services must be maintained during a strike.Courcy said a strike would inconvenience passengers even though only 20 per cent of the employees would be on the picket line.“The consequence will be that the lines will be longer and it will take more time to pass through security,” he said in an interview.Courcy hopes talks will result in a deal to avert the first strike in Canada by airport security screeners.“We hope that just the result of the strike vote will make the employer aware of the developments it must take.”Securitas couldn’t be immediately reached for comment. by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jan 9, 2013 3:35 pm MDT Montreal airport screeners reject Securitas contract offer; give strike mandate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Di Marias Injury Makes ArgentinaNetherlands Almost Even

The injury to Brazil’s Neymar might have made more headlines, but Argentina will also be shorthanded in its World Cup semifinal. Attacking midfielder Angel di Maria, who was hurt in the first half of Argentina’s win against Belgium, will miss the team’s match against the Netherlands on Wednesday.Di Maria is a big deal. He ranked No. 72 on The Guardian’s list of the world’s top 100 footballers and was UEFA’s man of the match in Real Madrid’s victory over Atletico Madrid in this past spring’s Champions League final.We can evaluate the impact of di Maria’s injury the same way we did for Neymar — by using the plus-minus rating system embedded within ESPN’s Soccer Power Index (SPI). The plus-minus system has some blind spots. It will underrate world-class defensive players whose contributions don’t show up in the stat line, and it has a limited sample of data for players who don’t play in one of the top five club leagues in Europe. But for di Maria — an attacking player in Spain’s La Liga — it should do reasonably well.The system estimates that di Maria is worth about 0.33 goals per 90 minutes of play, relative to an average international footballer. (Of these, 0.28 are from his offense and 0.05 are from his defense.) That’s not quite in Neymar’s league, but it would imply that di Maria is somewhere around the 30th best player in the world — a little ahead of where The Guardian ranks him.Some of di Maria’s value lies in that he can play center midfield or on the wing. That flexibility also makes it hard to say how Argentina will replace him. There are at least five possibilities, including forwards Ezequiel Lavezzi and Rodrigo Palacio, and midfielders Enzo Perez, Ricardo Alvarez and Maxi Rodriguez.In contrast to Neymar’s potential replacements — which SPI had rated about evenly with one another — the footballers who might spell di Maria are seen rather differently by the system, as shown in the chart below (numbers are rounded). SPI rates Palacio and Rodriguez highly, Perez relatively poorly, and the others somewhere in between.But the ratings for Rodriguez and Perez are based on a small sample of games. (This is especially so for Rodriguez, who plays for Newell’s Old Boys in the Argentine Primera Division, not a league that we track.) Therefore, I’ve weighed the potential replacements by the number of minutes with them on the pitch in recent games in the SPI database.This weighted average estimates that the replacements are the equivalent of 0.13 goals per 90 minutes worse than di Maria, including both offensive and defensive play. This is enough to lower Argentina’s chances of beating the Netherlands from 57 percent at full strength to 53 percent.Nevertheless, the trade for Argentina — one missed match for di Maria (it’s hoped he’ll be back for the final) in exchange for two Neymar absences and one Thiago Silva suspension on rival Brazil — isn’t a horrible one. The injury-adjusted version of our World Cup odds, shown in the table below, gives Argentina a 21 percent chance of winning it all. This is slightly higher than the unadjusted version, which assumes Argentina and Brazil are healthy and puts Argentina’s chances at 20 percent instead. read more

Eightyearold boy becomes youngest to climb 450ft Old Man of Hoy

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Edward Hill Bekki Christian with her son Edward MillsCredit:PA The eight-year-old had raised more than £22,000 by Sunday morning, more than double his original target of £10,000.He said: “My mum taught us to love the outdoors, so she will be with us wherever we go. Young Man of Hoy: Edward at the foot of the famous sea stackCredit:facebook “When I climb I don’t think about anything else.”When my arms ache and my fingers are red I like to eat fish and chips to fill me up after climbing.”I feel very pleased with what I have achieved. I think my mum is very proud.”Edward did the climb alongside Ben West and Cailean Harker, elite climbers from Bristol.JustGiving page: Edward vs The Old Man of Hoy Edward takes the title of youngest climber to scale the stack from Ollie Buckle of Flax Bourton near Bristol, who was 10 when he made it to the top in 2016. Isle of Hoy An eight-year-old boy has become the youngest climber to scale the 450ft high sea stack the Old Man of Hoy.Edward Mills, from Dunnet, Caithness, completed the challenging climb to raise money for charity Climbers Against Cancer as his mother, Bekki Christian, has terminal breast cancer.The family, who are originally from Stroud, Gloucestershire, had believed Bekki, 38, might not live long enough to see her son take on the sea stack off the coast of Orkney.But she watched from a boat as he reached the top on Friday.She said: “I am so proud of him. Proud of the way that he focused on just getting his head down and doing it.”Full of admiration for him as I know he will look around and take in the view, he loves the sensation of being up high. Hoy about that: Edward scaled the 450ft landmarkCredit:Michele D’Amico Bekki Christian with her son Edward Mills “He will be able to treasure the memory forever. And I am grateful to him, wanting to see him do this has given me purpose over the last few months as my health has declined and I was told in February that I wouldn’t be here to see it.”I know that he is doing it for me. That feels really so very special.” read more

Democrats slow down Senate over secret Trumpcare bill

first_img Jun 20th 2017, 6:47 AM By AFP 18 Comments Short URL 9,469 Views Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share Tweet Email Tuesday 20 Jun 2017, 6:47 AM http://jrnl.ie/3453205 US DEMOCRATS FURIOUS with Republican secrecy brought Senate business to a standstill last night, launching an hours-long protest against President Donald Trump’s party crafting a back-room Obamacare repeal plan and refusing to hold public hearings about it.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he wants the legislation passed by June 30. Democrats fear he is purposely keeping the bill under wraps until the last minute so he can jam the controversial plan through with just a few hours of floor debate.The strategy is a 180-degree shift from the Republican position during the 2009-2010 debate on Barack Obama’s health care reforms, when conservatives demanded transparency and dozens of public hearings in a months-long process.In the six weeks since the House of Representatives passed its Obamacare repeal legislation, Senate Republicans have insisted they will craft their own bill, but few details have emerged.With just 10 legislative days before McConnell’s deadline, all that most lawmakers and the public have to work on is the House bill, which a non-partisan congressional review predicted would leave 23 million fewer people insured over the next decade.“Republicans are drafting this bill in secret because they’re ashamed of it, plain and simple,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, shortly before Democrats took to the Senate floor in anger.Republicans argue that Obamacare has failed to prevent premiums and other health costs from skyrocketing.Democrats warn that Trump’s delay of government subsidy payments is leading to instability and causing costs to rise.Senator Cory Booker called the Republican strategy “tragic” and broken.“People (are) working in secret on a bill that they’re going to try to force through Congress with no public input, no hearings, no meetings, no markups, no debate, no public accountability,” he said in the talk-a-thon, which dragged into a fifth hour.Even as McConnell downplays the secrecy, few Republicans appear to know what will be in the legislation. Some have begun speaking out.“If it is an effort to rush it from a small group of people, straight to the floor in an up or down vote, that would be a problem,” Senator Marco Rubio told CNN on Sunday.‘Afraid’ of debate?Republicans have signaled one of the main internal debates focuses on reforms to Medicaid, the health care program for low-income people.Critics have estimated that the House bill would curtail Medicaid by some $800 billion, and some Republican senators from states where Medicaid was expanded under Obama have expressed concern about passing legislation that slashes aid to thousands of constituents.The Senate version is expected to end the Medicaid expansion more slowly than the House bill would, and it could include larger tax credits to help older Americans purchase health insurance.But with no text finalised, it remains a guessing game.“Most Republicans don’t have a clue as to what’s in this legislation, let alone Democrats, let alone the average American,” fumed Senator Bernie Sanders.“So I say to the Republican leadership: what are you afraid of? Bring that bill out.”White House spokesman Sean Spicer pointed to “very good” progress on the bill, but he declined to say whether White House aides had even seen a draft.An exchange on the Senate floor late last night highlighted the tension.Schumer asked McConnell whether there would be sufficient time to review and debate the legislation.“I think we’ll have ample opportunity to read and amend the bill,” McConnell said curtly.- © AFP 2017Read: Parents gather to discuss effect of ‘incredibly stupid’ Poolbeg incinerator Image: SIPA USA/PA Images Democrats slow down Senate over ‘secret’ Trumpcare bill Senate Republicans have insisted they will craft their own bill, but few details have emerged.last_img read more

PM Reforms have just started

first_img“The major task of reforming Greece has just begun,” the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said during a press conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair on Sunday. Corruption and a lack of transparency cost Greece the equivalent of 8 percent of our [gross domestic product], or a shortfall of 20 billion euros to the public purse.The Greek Prime Minister insisted that his government was not planning any new austerity measures and that it would continue with its implementation of the program of reforms it had agreed to with the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Mr Papandreou appealed to Greeks whose salaries and pensions have been cut to “join a collective effort” so that Greece can make good on its commitments to international creditors and regain its fiscal independence by 2013. Mr Papandreou held out hope that by the end of the year his government might distribute a “social dividend” for low-income pensioners, if it meets its government revenue targets. Mr Papandreou’s one concession was to companies that have been hit hard by a deepening recession. He announced that reductions in corporate taxes from 24 percent to 20 percent, scheduled for 2014 will now be put in place in 2011. “Our aim is to boost businesses that are trying to survive,” he said. Despite all the sacrifices so far and the painful changes ahead, Mr Papandreou said, Greeks had “every reason to feel hopeful,” noting that the country was on course to fulfil its commitments to the EU and IMF by 2013. Asked whether Greece might ask for an extension of the EU-IMF package beyond its 2013 end date, Papandreou said the government did not intend to ask for an extension, and could even leave the program early if good progress was made. The year 2013 “is truly the end of this process,” Papandreou said. “The faster we complete the major reforms in our country…the sooner we will be able to exit these restrictions. That could even happen before 2013, provided we do well.” In the meantime, he said, his government would “support the vulnerable,” especially the jobless. Papandreou said that his administration would create at least 200,000 new jobs by approving new wind farms and solar parks and by deregulating a range of professions which have been tightly regulated. The Papandreou government’s main challenge now is to boost revenue, which is lagging behind targets, although the shortfall is offset by better than expected performance in spending cuts. According to the latest figures released by the Finance Ministry last week, net revenue increased 3.3 percent in the first eight months of the year, against a target of 13.7 percent. Mr Papandreou also promised to strengthen its pursuit of tax dodgers and corrupt officials. “Corruption and a lack of transparency cost Greece the equivalent of 8 percent of our [gross domestic product], or a shortfall of 20 billion euros to the public purse,” he said. Mr Papandreou defended the IMF and the EU. “It’s not the IMF and EU that are at fault for the bitter medicine Greece has to swallow, but rather the debts amassed over many decades, and the ineffective state and the political social culture that developed,” Mr Papandreou said. “Altogether we will fundamentally reshape the country and exit from the crisis that brought us to the brink of catastrophe,” he said. Source: Associated Press, New York Times, Reuters Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

WHIA appoints new head

first_imgGreek American Thomas Katsiantonis (42) is the new head of World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association (WHIA).Mr Katsiantonis replaces the former Victorian MP John Pantazopoulos as head of the organisation that brings together parliamentarians of Hellenic heritage across the globe.Katsiantonis has been a board member of WHIA for the six years and vice president for the last two.“John did an extremely good job and I’ll try to keep with it,” he told Neos Kosmos this week, adding that one of his first priorities is to help rebuild Greece’s tarnished image internationally.“Greece has to regain trust from other countries [and] talking to the media and informing the viewers is the best way to change the momentum in favour to Greece,” he said.Later this month he will travel to New York to add his advocacy to the US visit of Greece’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yannis Amanatidis. With relatives in Melbourne, Katsiantonis also has plans to travel to Australia in February.Katsiantonis, who was born to first generation migrants in New Hampshire, has been running his family’s chain of restaurants for years. Using products made in Greece, he says, is partly the reason for his company’s success. At the age of 29 he started his political career as Democrat candidate for the New Hampshire House of Representatives representing the Distinct of Hillsborough. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

iCloud compte 100 millions dutilisateurs

first_imgiCloud compte 100 millions d’utilisateursC’est lors d’une conférence consacré aux entreprises technologiques que Tim Cook, PDG d’Apple, a annoncé compter plus de 100 millions d’utilisateurs au service de stockage en ligne iCloud.Les choses changent quel que peu chez Apple depuis la prise de pouvoir de Tim Cook à la tête d’Apple. Là où sous l’ère Steve Jobs, la communication était réduite aux simples “keynotes”, le nouveau PDG semble plus ouvert à divulguer quelques chiffres et autres informations sur les objectifs de sa société. C’est lors de la Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference que Tim Cook a parlé des résultats de son entreprise dans le détail, chose peu commune dans l’histoire d’Apple rappelle MacGénération.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En premier lieu, le nouveau PDG annonce avoir franchi la barre des 100 millions d’utilisateurs d’iCloud, la solution d’Apple de stockage de fichiers sur des serveurs distants. La réussite est impressionnante, le chiffre du mois dernier était alors de 85 millions. Les raisons du succès d’iCloud tiennent en premier lieu à la gratuité du service mais aussi aux performances des iPhone et iPad dans le monde comme le démontrent les résultats du dernier trimestre 2011. Apple a écoulé en trois mois 37 millions d’iPhone et 15 millions d’iPad.En tout cas Tim Cook ne voit pas dans cette base installée de réussite commerciale mais de “stratégie sur 10 ans.” Il revient plus concrètement sur les ventes d’iPhone au cours de l’année 2011, les considérant comme “un effet halo” pour toutes les autres gammes de produits. Le téléphone star d’Apple a en effet selon lui permis la croissance de l’iPad ou du Mac dans des régions peu enclines auparavant à acquérir ces produits : “La raison du succès de l’iPad est qu’il repose sur tout ce qui a été mis en place avant lui. Avant l’iPad, l’iTunes Store et l’App Store étaient déjà en fonctionnement. Les gens étaient déjà habitués à l’iPhone, ils connaissaient le multitouch. Donc vous pouvez littéralement donner un iPad à n’importe qui sans courbe d’apprentissage: j’en ai donné un à ma mère, et elle savait l’utiliser après avoir regardé les publicités”.Enfin, revenant sur la progression que peut encore opérer Apple après des chiffres records pour l’entreprise, Tim Cook de conclure: “90 % des acheteurs de téléphone se tournent vers d’autres modèles et 75 % d’acheteurs de smartphones ne choisissent pas l’iPhone. La marge de progression est donc encore assez grande.” La Chine est un marché prioritaire désormais pour Apple, arguant qu’en un an les ventes ont bondi de 100%. Le 18 février 2012 à 19:35 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

AMCs The Walking Dead Is Renewed for Season 10

first_img AMC just renewed The Walking Dead for a 10th season, and the flesh-eaters aren’t the only enemies the survivors will be killing off.On Monday, AMC announced the season renewal in a Twitter post. The post, which says “Listen closely,” features a group of zombies walking with an eerie soundtrack. The Walking Dead Season 10 will return to AMC in October.Listen closely. #TWD pic.twitter.com/Kzs9BtQfPw— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) February 4, 2019The renewal announcement comes a few days ahead of the show’s Season 9 midseason premiere, which will air on AMC on Feb. 10. The Season 9 midseason premiere will expand on The Whisperers, a group of comic book villains who sport the skins of zombies to blend in with the flesh-eaters, Variety reported. The Whisperers, which debuted during the Season 9 midseason finale, will continue to challenge the core human squad of The Walking Dead.No other details were announced on show’s 10th season, however it will be interesting to see if The Whisperers will continue to play an important role in The Walking Dead franchise.More on Geek.com:Rick Grimes Takes Spotlight in Upcoming ‘The Walking Dead’ Films‘The Walking Dead: Our World’ Is ‘Pokemon Go’ With ZombiesThe Walking Dead’s Negan Is a Playable Character in Tekken 7 Season 2 Stay on target Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekTop Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019 last_img read more

Three injured after falling from scaffolding in building under construction downtown

first_imgThree injured after falling from scaffolding in building under construction downtown John Soderman John Soderman, SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Three construction workers suffered severe injuries Wednesday when they fell from a scaffolding inside an apartment building under construction near Petco Park.The industrial accident in the 200 block of Park Boulevard was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.Medics took the injured men, whose names were not released, to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of serious trauma, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.The cause of the accident was under investigation. Updated: 5:53 PMcenter_img Posted: January 31, 2018 January 31, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Iraq combat troops returning to LewisMcChord

first_imgJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — As the last members of the 4th Stryker brigade left Iraq, others from the combat unit have already been returning to Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Seattle.Spokeswoman Catherine Caruso says two flights were scheduled early Thursday with a total of 350 soldiers. The second group was scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. welcoming ceremony with family members at Soldiers Field House.Caruso says all of the 3,500 soldiers with the 4th Stryker brigade who were deployed in the surge last August should be back by early September. It was the second deployment to Iraq for the brigade, which is built around operations of Stryker armored vehicles.Lewis-McChord had a total of about 18,000 soldiers deployed in 2009 to Iraq.last_img

Jack and Jill Childrens Center in Fort Lauderdale hosts oratorical workshop

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Mothers of the Fort Lauderdale chapter of Jack and Jill of America came together to host a free oratorical workshop in Pembroke Pines.Students learned how to use their voice and make a better future for themselves and others at the event, Saturday.The main focus of the event is to empower African-American children around the city.“Our goal is to really just expose young people to some of the best practices to inspire them to hopefully participate and be willing to speak up to use their voices in this day and age,” said Barcardi Jackson, with the Jack and Jill Children’s Center. “We know young people are the movers and shakers, and actually, they always have been.”7’s own Robbin Simmons attended and spoke at the event.After the workshop, the kids got to choose if they want to participate in the center’s upcoming oratorical competition in March.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

SDRF teams search for womans severed head in Budameru canal

first_imgAmaravati: The SDRF teams have intensified the search operations for the sliced head of Manikanthi’s in Budameru canal where her accused husband had thrown off, along with the knife, on Sunday. Yesterday, in broad daylight, Manikanthi (26) was brutally murdered and beheaded by her husband, Pradeep (30), in front of her house at Satyanarayanapuram in Vijayawada. Also Read – AP Cabinet to meet on September 4 Advertise With Us The CCTV installed in the colony captured the footage of Pradeep carrying the severed head in one hand and the knife in the other through the streets. Later, he threw the head placed in a yellow plastic cover in a nearby canal and surrendered at Satyanarayanapuram Police Station. In this context, the SDRF team conducts the search operation for her head across the Eluru canal. As the Budameru canal is flowing aggressively with floodwater, the search operations are being interrupted. The search operation is continuing across the 10 km radius as the plastic cover might have floated away with the water flow. So far the team has covered about 8kms range by checking every corner and still the search is going on.last_img read more

French Open 2019 Watch Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in

first_imgBoth Nadal and Djokovic will be in action on day 4CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty ImagesMost top players are safely through to the second round of the French Open safely, at least in the men’s category. The favourite and 11-time champion at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal had an easy win in the first round and would face Germany’s Yannick Maden in the next stage.Similarly, the top-seed Novak Djokovic also recorded a straight-sets win to book a match against Henri Laaksonen of Switzerland. Both these players would be centre of attraction on day 4 of the event. Another major star who will be on show is 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer.When and where to watchThe action would start at 11 AM local time and 2:30 PM IST. In India, live coverage is being provided by Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 1 HD and Star Sports Select 2 HD. Online viewers can stream the matches live on Hotstar platform.PreviewBoth Nadal and Djokovic are looking in great form. In the case of the Spaniard, he seems to be peaking at just the right time. After losing in the semi-finals of three tournaments in the present clay-court season in a row, he roared back to form by winning the Italian Open. What’s better, he was able to defeat the Djoker in the Final to prove that when it matters the most, he isn’t behind anyone. Federer would also be in action on day 4Justin Setterfield/Getty ImagesIn their respective first round matches, both Rafa and Djokovic lost just 6 and 8 games while wrapping up the contest in straight sets. The Spaniard next faces Germany’s Maden who is a 29-year old qualifier. Nadal has talked about looking up videos of his obscure opponent to size up his game.Djokovic’s opponent Laaksonen is a 27-year old whose presence at this even is the result of good luck. Initially, the Swiss failed to earn a spot in the main draw by losing in his final qualifying match. But due to an injury suffered by Sam Querry, a former world no. 1, he got a lucky entry into the event.The dark horse, of sorts in this tournament is Roger Federer who is playing the event after a gap of three years. He hasn’t yet set his ambitions high and is only taking it one match at a time. However, his first-round victory suggests that he is likely to do more than make up numbers. His rival in the second round, Oscar Otte, is a nondescript player whom he should put away easily.All three players are likely to record easy wins and continue their run towards the Final. Only question is, who will take less time in despatching their opponent.last_img read more

One USBangla crash survivor reaches Dhaka

first_imgAn airplane takes off at the international airport in Kathmandu on 13 March, 2018, near the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed on 12 March. Photo: AFPShahreen Ahmed, one of the injured passengers of crashed US-Bangla Airlines flight, arrived in Dhaka on Thursday afternoon from Kathmandu, Nepal, reports UNB.She is likely to be admitted to burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.“I’m going back to Dhaka for continuing my treatment. There is no point to get stuck here on foreign land,” Shahreen told reporters from the hospital bed in Kathmandu just before her departure.She said her brother accompanied her in the Biman flight which landed in Dhaka at 3:40pm on Thursday.Responding to a question, Shahreen who sustained burn injuries said, “Almighty Allah saved me. Rescuers pulled me out from the aircraft.”Besides, two other injured—Eakub Ali and Emrana Kabir Hashi—will be taken to India soon, according to external publicity wing of ministry of foreign affairs on Thursday.Severely injured Mehedi Hasan, Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna and Almun Nahar Annie, will be brought to Bangladesh by their relatives.In this regard, No Objection Certificates (NOCs) have already been issued for them, it added.Moreover, three severely burnt injured were taking treatment at Kathmandu Medical College.Earlier on Wednesday, Rezwanul Haque, a severely burnt passenger of crashed US-Bangla Airlines flight, was sent to Singapore for better treatment.At least 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed as the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan county Nepal on Monday.last_img read more