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RYAN REYNOLDS HILARIOUSLY TROLLED BY HUGH JACKMAN AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter That is, until you realize you’re the only one dressed that way.Can you see where this is going?While everyone in Reynolds’ life probably knows to take everything he says with a pinch of salt, the 42-year-old trusted his friends and found himself hilariously pranked as a result.Jackman and Gyllenhaal told the actor the party was a Christmas jumper party, then proceeded to turn up in clothes that were decidedly not Christmassy. Ryan Reynolds found himself hilariously trolled by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal as the Marvel stars attended a Christmas party. It’s been a Reynolds-focused year in the world of trolling, pranks and hilarious tweets. The actor has made jokes out of his wife, his kids and his co-stars, and I think karma finally found him. Facebook Advertisement The Deadpool star attended a party with fellow superhero actors Jackman and Gyllenhaal, and as Christmas is mere days away it wouldn’t be that unreasonable to believe a festive outfit is suitable attire.In fact when a fellow party-goer insists Christmas jumpers are the dress code, you’d feel pretty confident in turning up looking more festive than Santa himself.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment With the two pranksters wearing plain shirts, Reynolds stood out like Rudolph’s nose when he attended the party in a red and green jumper complete with a festive 3D golden bow and a tag.He was quite literally the Christmas present no one knew they needed, but everyone enjoyed.Take a look at the unfortunate situation here: Advertisement I can only imagine the despair in turning up to a party having been told the entirely wrong dress code – especially if the room was full of A-list celebrities.But then he is Ryan Reynolds, so I think he can pull off that kind of thing.Having realized he’d been entirely betrayed in the name of humor, the Deadpool star posed for some pictures with the two other Marvel actors and shared it on Instagram to express his dismay.While Jackman and Gyllenhaal appeared full of glee, I can only describe Reynolds’ face as having the look of someone who has their soul completely drained of happiness.In one photo the pranksters were literally laughing their heads off and were caught in the middle of a high five or handshake of celebration over the success of their deception.The caption gave away Reynolds’ deep-seated anger as he wrote:These f*cking a**holes said it was a sweater party.After all the jokes Reynolds has put his loved ones through this year, I can’t say he didn’t have it coming! Though I’m sure he’ll find a way to get his revenge sooner or later.Actually, if his face in the picture is anything to go by, he’s probably already plotting ways to embarrass the two celebrities.He should have just curled up and hidden himself under the Christmas tree – he’d have been perfectly camouflaged as a present.Hilarious. Happy Christmas, Ryan Reynolds.By Emily Brown | Unilad Login/Register With:last_img read more

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46 Indian kids die of communicable diseases

first_imgCommunicable diseases like pneumonia and tuberculosis accounted for over 46 per cent of preventable deaths in children aged 5-14 years in 2016, finds a study. In 2016, India had about 74,000 preventable or treatable deaths from communicable diseases, representing nearly half of all the annual deaths and over a third of all deaths in the four developing countries – India, China, Brazil and Mexico – in children aged 5-14 years. In India, death rates from these communicable diseases as well as vaccine-preventable diseases were nearly 20 times higher than in China, and 10 times higher than in Brazil and Mexico, showed the findings published in The Lancet journal. “Most of these deaths are avoidable and for those caused by medical conditions, many of them are treatable,” said a Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”Death in children aged 5-14 should be rare around the world. With cost-effective, feasible and affordable interventions, substantial declines in deaths in this age group are possible,” he added. The study examined data on around 2.5 lakh deaths in children aged 5-14 years from 2005 to 2016 in India, China, Brazil and Mexico. These countries are home to about 40 per cent of the world’s children aged 5-14 years and experience more than two lakh deaths annually at these ages. Marked declines in the communicable disease mortality among girls narrowed the gap with boys in India and China. However, mortality rates for non-communicable diseases and injury were found to be still higher in India than in China, Mexico, and Brazil.last_img read more

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Political Parties Hope to Resurrect PanMaghrebism Project

Rabat – Political parties from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia have expressed their desire to work together toward peace and socio-economic integration in the region, ending decades of cold relations and political rivalry.In a joint statement published on January 8, Algeria, Algeria’s Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD) announced their intention, along with leftist political formations from Tunisia and Libya, of “resurrecting” the United Maghreb dream.The statement put forward theses of common socio-economic challenges, shared history and culture, as well as the “historical responsibility” of working together to promote peace and stability for the whole region. The statement, pioneered by Algeria’s RCD, called on “Moroccan friends,” especially the leftist Party of Socialism and Progress (PPS), and spoke of a conference to be organized in Morocco in late January to debate the fundamentals of the prospective “resurrection” of the unified Maghreb platform.“We have formed a political coalition while waiting to expand our reach to other political associations,” read the note. It invited “Moroccan political forces” to attend the late January meeting. “We think that your presence at the meeting will be an opportunity to foster cooperation and impulse a new dynamic [for the region].”The idea of a unified Maghreb emerged in Tangier in 1958 in the early years of independence for some, Tunisia and Morocco, and independence struggle, for Algeria, which obtained its sovereignty from France only in 1962. The pan-Magrhebi ideal was to draw on cultural similarities and social bonds across the region to build a common political future.But emerging political challenges in the first decades of independence quickly dissipated pan-Maghrebi sentiments, with national interests and questions of national identity scrapping the regional dream.The political divorce was especially accentuated in the late 1970s through the 1990s, with the rift between Algiers and Rabat on the Western Sahara question and other security and border-line disputes. The 1994 closed-border policy between the two neighbors was the last straw, burying prospects of a unified Maghreb.Despite the region’s conflict-riddled history and current crises, however, the group is confident that leaders can find common ground to ease diplomatic cooperation and gradually become politically and economically integrated.After decades of “costly” and “ineffective” hostilities, they argued, it is time to “rise above political and economic fragmentations that have kept the North-African sub-continent in a state of immobility.”Their statement added, “The geography as well as the historical and civilizational links between the peoples of North of Africa compel economic, political, and cultural cooperation for the benefit of the whole region.” read more

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Boosted investment in health key to help Africas children says UNICEF

28 May 2008Stepped-up investment to enhance health systems in sub-Saharan Africa is essential to help the continent’s children, according to a new report by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched today. “Every year, nearly 10 million children die before their fifth birthday and one half of these deaths occur in Africa,” said Ann M. Veneman, the agency’s Executive Director. “Where community-based integrated health systems are in place, lives can be saved.”Child mortality has been slashed by at least 45 per cent in five African countries – Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia – between 1990 and 2006, putting them on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing under-five mortality by two-thirds by 2015.Although child mortality has dropped 14 per cent in the same time period in sub-Saharan Africa, it remains the most difficult place in the world for a child to survive, with one in every six children dying before their fifth birthday.The report entitled “The State of Africa’s Children 2008” spotlights recent successes in child survival and primary health-care in sub-Saharan Africa. Measles deaths in the region have dropped 91 per cent between 2000 and 2006, while four of the world’s least developed nations – Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi and Mozambique – have seen their under-five mortality rates fall by at least 40 per cent since 1990.The new study urges continued care for children, from pregnancy into childhood and adolescence, and this care must span the household, community, local clinic, district hospital and beyond.In a related development, experts in yellow fever are taking part in a UNICEF-backed meeting to discuss recent vaccination campaigns in Togo, Mali and Senegal that immunized millions against the disease which is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.“We’re finally moving from outbreak response to preventing all children in the most vulnerable countries in Africa from contracting yellow fever,” said UNICEF Senior Health Adviser Edward Hoekstra.Despite successes in campaigns in Togo, Mali and Senegal, “there’s more still to do, particularly with the 9 other African countries where the risk is greatest,” he said.Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF show that there were over 200,000 cases of yellow fever and 52,000 deaths in 2005 in the 12 highest-risk African nations. It is estimated that the disease will cause 1.5 to 2.7 million deaths in these countries between 2006 and 2050.The 28-29 May meeting is taking place at UNICEF’s New York headquarters and includes representatives from WHO. read more

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London FT100 closed on Thursday at 747477 up 6334 points

The London Stock Exchange index closed on Thursday at 7,474.77, up 63.34 points.

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Ranjan claims some UNP MPs bought by China

United National Parliamentarian (UNP) Ranjan Ramanayake today claimed that some UNP MPs have been bought over by China to support Mahinda Rajapaksa.Speaking at the UNP rally in Colombo, Ramanayake warned China not to interfere in the political crisis by funding politicians to switch sides. He said that the UNP Parliamentarians who switched sides for money should be ashamed.UNP Parliamentarians Vasantha Senanayake and Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe yesterday joined the caretaker Government of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Chinas first quarter economic growth slows amid concern about strength of recovery

China’s first quarter economic growth slows amid concern about strength of recovery BEIJING, China – China’s economic growth slowed unexpectedly in the first three months of the year, fueling concern about the strength of its shaky recovery.The world’s second-largest economy grew by 7.7 per cent over a year earlier, down from the previous quarter’s 7.9 per cent, the government reported Monday. That fell short of many private sector forecasts that growth would accelerate slightly to 8 per cent.A recovery still is under way but is “really very soft — very slow and gradual,” said Societe Generale economist Wei Yao.Analysts have warned that China’s recovery from its deepest slump since the 2008 global crisis is weak and is being supported by bank lending and government-led investment, while growth in consumer spending is subdued. A slowdown in Chinese growth and demand for goods ranging from iron ore to factory technology and consumer goods could send out ripples in the global economy.The unexpected growth setback could add to challenges for Communist Party leaders who took power over the past six months. They are trying to avoid job losses while they pursue more self-sustaining growth based on domestic consumption instead of exports and investment.Last year’s slowdown was largely due to Beijing’s efforts to cool inflation and steer double-digit growth to a more sustainable level following a quick, stimulus-fueled rebound from the global crisis. Beijing responded with further stimulus efforts including looser credit but analysts say Chinese leaders are unlikely to repeat that strategy, which led to a sharp rise in debt.The latest quarterly growth was above Beijing’s official target of 7.5 per cent for the year. That is well above forecasts in the low single digits for Western economies and Japan but far from China’s blistering growth of the past decade.Recent economic data in China has given mixed signals, raising questions about whether a full-fledged recovery was gaining traction.Inflation fell in March, indicating consumer demand might not be as strong as Beijing hoped. Import growth accelerated, suggesting companies and consumers were buying more, but some analysts said those figures might be distorted and unreliable.Also in March, growth in factory output weakened to 8.9 per cent, down 1 percentage point from the first two months of the year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.That was the lowest growth since August 2012, when fears of an abrupt “hard landing” of plunging growth were strong. Beijing responded by boosting lending and government spending.Chinese leaders are unlikely to repeat that strategy after a 60 per cent surge in credit in the first quarter produced a lacklustre response, said IHS Global Insight analysts Xianfang Ren and Alistair Thornton in a report.“We have lost confidence in a robust recovery,” they said.The rise in credit prompted ratings agency Fitch to cut its rating on China’s long-term local currency sovereign debt last week, warning of potential financial risks.Fitch said China’s total credit, including informal lending among private entrepreneurs, may have risen to the equivalent of 198 per cent of gross domestic product in 2012 from 125 per cent in 2008.Forecasters who expected growth to accelerate might have been misled by inaccurate trade data due to companies falsely reporting higher exports as a way to evade capital controls and bring money into China, said Moody’s Analytics economist Alaistair Chan.Despite the surge in lending, Monday’s data showed a slowdown in investment growth that is driving the latest recovery.First-quarter growth in spending on factories, real estate and other fixed assets declined to 20.9 per cent from the 21.1 per cent rate for the first two months of the year.That shows the economy suffers from structural problems including excess production capacity in some industries that makes more investment unprofitable, said Yao.“Given all this credit injected into the system, the future should look better,” said Yao. “Nevertheless, the level of efficiency in the economy has declined. The same amount of money will no longer produce the same amount of growth.”In a positive sign, growth in retail sales edged up to 12.6 per cent in March from 12.3 per cent for the first two months of the year.Recent increases in required minimum wages and an improved housing market should help to boost household spending, said Moody’s Analytics economist Fred Gibson in a report.Still, he cautioned, consumer confidence could be hurt if China’s export weakness persists.Also Monday, the World Bank trimmed its growth forecast for China this year by 0.1 percentage point to a still-robust 8.3 per cent.___National Bureau of Statistics (in Chinese): www.stats.gov.cn by Joe McDonald, The Associated Press Posted Apr 14, 2013 11:42 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Get set to detour as bicentennial events close Guernsey Market on Thursday

Market Hall will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 11 to prepare for General Brock’s October Soirée. Anyone walking through Thistle Complex this week will encounter detours and hallway congestion due to campus events commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the death of Sir Isaac Brock.The biggest impact will be Thursday, Oct. 11 when Guernsey Market and the adjoining Market Hall are shut down as workers prepare the big facility to host that night’s General Brock’s October Soirée, an annual gala that raises thousands of dollars for student awards.Key points for Thursday:• Guernsey food court will be closed• There will be no pedestrian access to or through Market Hall• Anyone wanting to transit through Market Hall will see signs for detours through adjacent corridorsAlternate dining options for Thursday:• Lowenberger and Decew residence dining halls, open 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.;and 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. for residence students• Walker Complex food court, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.• Tim Horton’s (Tower), 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.• Tim Horton’s (Thistle), 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.• Cairns Complex mini market, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.• Union Station, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.Guernsey Market and Market Hall will return to normal operations on Friday, Oct. 12.Also on Thursday, peak pedestrian traffic could be slowed in the main Thistle corridors outside Matheson Learning Commons and Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, as crews set up props and decorations for that evening’s Soirée.The reduced hallway space means people should give themselves extra time to walk through the general area surrounding the Market. read more

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Girls need to be more like Shakespeares Cleopatra than Kim Kardashian says

first_imgTeenage girls need to be more like Shakespeare’s Cleopatra rather than reality star Kim Kardashian, a leading headmistress has said.Jane Lunnon, head of Wimbledon High School, argued girls today grapple with the same issues as female characters in Shakespeare’s novels – including issues around body image.Mrs Lunnon said girls should be aspire to be like other role models beyond the likes of Kim Kardashian, “who is a lot to do with inches – either column or physical”.Image and mythSpeaking at the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) annual gathering, held in the Bard’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, Mrs Lunnon said: “I think Shakespeare was saying with Cleopatra that you are allowed to be flawed and powerful and brilliant and still have enormous influence.”The thing about Cleopatra is it’s … about image and how she sells the myth of Cleopatra. Kim Kardashian is selling the myth about Kim Kardashian.”Shakespeare’s Cleopatra did the same thing … a lone female voice when all the other women in Antony And Cleopatra are basically powerless.”It sounds trite to say she had enormous self-confidence, but that’s what you would be getting kids to recognise – how I see myself and what I project.”Mrs Lunnon has launched a pilot scheme – known as Women of Will – at her school where pupils will study Shakespearean characters and re-imagine them in contemporary surroundings in an effort to channel some of their more desirable characteristics.Paucity of role modelsPupils at the all-girls school said they more likely to consider Kardashian, who was robbed of her jewelry in Paris this week, and pop star Taylor Swift to be their role models, rather than education campaigner Malala Yousafzai and US First Lady Michelle Obama.Mrs Lunnon, who has two teenage daughters, said: “I have nothing against them but I wonder to what extent Kim Kardashian as a role model is a lot to do with inches – either column or physical.”It”s well documented there is a paucity of role models that are speaking to girls at the moment in Western society and it made me think where else can we look for them? “As an English teacher I’m very used to using Shakespeare as a great source for intellectual stimulation and exploration – but really probing and using Shakespeare as a pastoral educational tool I thought was really interesting and, in particular, Shakespeare’s characters as role models.”Rosalind, Beatrice and ViolaPupils will now study protagonists from comedies As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and Twelfth Night in an effort to learn from the way they deal with adversity.Mrs Lunnon said: “Look at Rosalind, look at Beatrice, look at Viola, the capacity in challenge and dilemma and pain, to love, to be vivacious, to be resourceful, to be resilient – they embody it so vividly, and that is a really powerful message.”It’s not that terrible things happen to them, it’s how they respond.”Jacqui O’Hanlon, director of education at the Royal Shakespeare Company, said: “You don’t have to work very hard to get young people to engage with the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s work.”As soon as you start putting them in the shoes of the characters and getting them to speak the text and think about the dilemmas those characters are in, there is automatically making reference to their own lives.”  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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ILR expansion at San José

first_imgSouth American mining company, Minera Santa Cruz, has ordered an additional five InLine Leach Reactors (ILRs) for its San José mining project in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina from mineral processing equipment specialist, Gekko Systems. The order comprises ILRs, purpose-designed silver electrowinning (EW) cells, and associated equipment. Gekko Systems’ technological and design ingenuity, combined with Hochschild’s (joint owner of Minera Santa Cruz) gold and silver mining expertise, has produced unprecedented recovery rates from flotation concentrates. The San José joint venture set leach ILR target recovery rates for gold and silver at 96% and 97% respectively. According to Gekko, these targets are consistently being achieved.Since opening in 2007, ILR recovery rates for Hochschild’s Selene mine in Peru have achieved 98% for both silver and gold. “Extracting silver, as well as gold, via intensive leaching from flotation concentrates at such high recovery rates, and therefore being able to produce silver doré on site, provides mining companies with considerable market advantage,” said Nick Katsikaros, Technical Specialist at Gekko Systems.Current processing plant capacity at San José is 265,000 t/y. Minera Santa Cruz recently advised the market of its intention to double capacity during 2009. The order for five additional Gekko Systems’ ILRs will supplement that expansion.Minera Santa Cruz commenced gold and silver mining operations during 2007. In addition to the ILRs installed at Hochschild Mining’s Selene silver and gold mining operation, Gekko also installed a direct EW system for the recovery of silver and gold. The EW system was developed particularly for high-volume silver concentrates which incorporate auto sludge harvesting. In combination with the high efficiency of the ILR, a substantially higher overall recovery is obtained.last_img read more

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Mincom releases MineScape 52 with continued advancements for geologic modelling and mine

first_imgMincom, a leading global provider of software and services to asset-intensive industries, has released an upgrade to its market-leading suite of software for mine design and modelling. Further enhancing the industry’s most robust mine-planning solution, Mincom Minescape v5.2 now offers multi-language support including Russian, greater performance improvements to increase mine-planning speed, new design features, and enhancements that further increase usability.  “Mines are complex and dynamic environments, where significant value can be derived from the modelling and planning stages,” said John Jessop, Vice President of global mining solutions, Mincom. “For three decades, the world’s leading mining companies have trusted Mincom to help anticipate and resolve these challenges. With MineScape 5.2, we are in an even better position to help our global customers model complex mining operations, create more optimal mine plans and improve the bottom line.”To further support customers in the significant mining regions of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Mincom has released a Russian version of MineScape. Mincom MineScape 5.2 also features a new framework which delivers support for multiple other languages worldwide.Additionally, the MineScape 5.2 release introduces four new plug-ins:Haulage Roads, which guides engineers through the process of planning mine-haulage roads and dragline paths. Complex road designs can be completed in minutes, allowing engineers to compare multiple design concepts, including horizontal and vertical alignment and cut-and-fill volumesRing Design, which provides an interactive, 3D Computer Aided Design environment from which users can perform underground ring drill mine design and blasting. Rich visualisation and design tools enable users to take into consideration both planned and prior mining at different levels, and generate complex underground mine designs within minutesUnderground Survey is specifically designed for underground surveying, which provides storage, management and processing of large quantities of survey-point data, as well as standard survey and orthogonal measurements. The 3D CAD visualisation tools enable users to view any selection of survey points and measurements stored in the database, with the capability of drawing schematic drives for which orthogonal measurements existSchedule 3D is an extension of the MineScape Schedule tool, which provides 3D visualization of mining blocks. Typically used for underground mine scheduling, Schedule 3D enables users to create, visualize and select designed underground stoping blocks, giving engineers a clear understanding of the scheduling steps, thus streamlining the process.Mincom MineScape 5.2 features other new enhancements, including the ability to integrate third-party plug-ins, new CAD dimension and measuring tools, improvements in plotting capabilities to make design time faster and more intuitive, and support for Microsoft Windows XP/7 64-bit operating systems.“Mine planners and schedulers must account for a staggering array of variables – such as geological samples and data from the mine, production capacity, available equipment, commodity prices, product cost assumptions and worker health and safety – so that customer demands can be met on time and on budget,” said Bill Wilkinson, MineScape Product Manager, Mincom. “With new plug-ins for haulage road, ring design, underground surveying and 3D scheduling, this latest version of Mincom MineScape enables mining organisations to meet the most significant challenges in mine planning and scheduling more effectively than ever before, optimizing production from mine to market.”  Relied upon by hundreds of leading mining organizations around the world, Mincom MineScape is a powerful suite of integrated solutions delivering extensive geologic-modeling and mine-design functionality for open cut and underground mining operations for coal and metalliferous deposits. MineScape is the mine planning component of the Mincom Intelligent Mining Solution (IMS) suite, which provides a comprehensive set of technical mining solutions spanning the entire spectrum of mining processes, from exploration to final product sales.last_img read more

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Working on the war effort at Vancouvers Kaiser Shipyard

first_imgFrom Vancouver to war in the Pacific: Local veterans recall service aboard ships built at Kaiser in VancouverDid you know?• The former Kaiser Shipyard is now the site of Columbia Business Park, south of state Highway 14 along the Columbia River. A viewing tower and interpretive panels are at the Henry J. Kaiser Shipyard Memorial at the boat ramp in Marine Park, 4500 S.E. Columbia Way.Peggy Sater was just 16 when she went to work at Vancouver’s Kaiser Shipyard. Harry Hendricks beat her by two years; he was 14.Hendricks worked the graveyard shift at Kaiser, then went to school in the afternoon at McLoughlin Junior High, which had so many students they had to double-shift.Sater and Hendricks were among the tens of thousands of men and women (and the two teens stretched the definition) who worked at the Vancouver shipyard during World War II.The industrial center east of the Interstate Bridge produced 141 vessels of five different types, but the escort carrier was its biggest single product line. Fifty Casablanca-class carriers were built here, making it numerically the biggest class of aircraft carrier in naval history.last_img read more

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Ben Affleck explains why he retired as Batman Couldnt crack it

first_imgBatman is dead, long live Batman.On Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night, actor Ben Affleck apparently retired from his role as Batman in the DC feature films, and Kimmel hosted a retirement ceremony for the role.”I tried to direct a version of it, and worked with a really good screenwriter, but just couldn’t come up with a version of (it), couldn’t crack it,” said Affleck, speaking of the 2021 feature titled The Batman and directed by Matt Reeves. “And so I thought it was time to let someone else take a shot at it. They’ve got some really good people, so.”Kimmel sidekick Guillermo Rodriguez came out dressed as Robin, carrying a Batman cape and cowl emblazoned with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s No. 12 for Affleck’s Boston fandom. The Batman outfit was hung in the rafters like a retired sports jersey. Kimmel joked that it was replacing “the sparkly thong that (Affleck pal) Matt Damon wore when he played Liberace’s boyfriend in (the 2013 HBO movie) Behind the Candelabra.”The ceremony was humorous, but the news is real. On Jan. 30, Affleck tweeted a message of support for the film and its director, writing, “Excited for The Batman in Summer 2021 and to see Matt Reeves’ vision come to life.” Tags Affleck had played Batman since 2016, starring as the hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, plus making an appearance as the character in Suicide Squad.According to Deadline, the role will be recast with a younger actor. The Batman is set to open June 25, 2021. Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life. https://t.co/GNgyJroMIO— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019 1 DC Comics Batman Ben Affleck Share your voice TV and Movies Commentlast_img read more

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I tell Ranbir Kapoor what the hell Alia Bhatt reacting to marriage

first_imgRanbir Kapoor, Alia BhattVarinder ChawlaAs Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s relationship is growing stronger with the passing time, rumours of their marriage plans also keep floating around.Reacting to these rumours, Alia said that marriage rumours are the only thing that irritates her. She further said that unlike her, Ranbir does not give much attention to these gossips.While it is widely believed that Ranbir is a “difficult boyfriend”, Alia is of the opinion that he is opposite to this belief, and she was sure about him the first time she met him.”When I met him for the first time in my life. Again, let me tell you he’s not difficult. He’s a supremely simple person. He’s such a nice human being that I wish I was as good as him. As an actor, as a person, as everything. He’s way better a person than I am. And about getting married? Well, that’s the only thing that’s irritating right now. Every morning I wake up to the news that I’m getting married. I tell him ‘what the hell’. I guess he’s used to it,” she told Times of India on being asked when she decided that Ranbir was the guy for her.She also said that Ranbir has given her a valuable advice of not over-thinking, and that has made her life easier.”I stress about things that are not in my control. I’m an over thinker. I get anxious. There was a period when I was working hard and I was stressed. Ranbir told me if you’re working hard, you need not worry about anything else. Do the best you can and just let everything else be. That helped me. I still stress but it’s easier for me now to let it be. The maximum I can do is put in my 100 per cent. I don’t need to worry about the results,” she told the publication.Ranbir and Alia will soon be seen sharing the screen space for the first time in Brahmastra.last_img read more

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How the Nation will Mark the 50th Anniversary of Kings Assassination

first_imgThe Colored Waiting Room – The American Civil Rights Movement Then and NowBook discussion and panel moderated by Anthony McCarthy of the Baltimore NAACP. April 6, 4-6 p.m., Falvey Hall, Brown Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1301 Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD. 21217, abagrantmakers.org/event/ColoredWaitingRoom Martin Luther King, Jr. 50th Anniversary Memorial Walk and TourLearn about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and listen to a taped recording of his “I Have a Dream” speech. April 4, 6-8 p.m., Washington Monument Lodge, 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C., eventbrite.com/e/martin-luther-king-jr-50th-anniversary-memorial-walk-tour-free-tickets-42375807180. MLK 50th Anniversary: Where Were You?Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum will commemorate this day with a short film and panel discussion. Registration required. April 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD. 21202, lewismuseum.org. Reviving the DreamA two-day event remembering the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights movement.April 3-4, The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York, 110-31 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, New York, 11433, mlk.bible/new-york. It’s been almost 50 years since the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was gunned down on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. To mark the occasion, and to highlight the work toward racial justice that remains, the National Council of Churches, along with partners like The National African American Clergy Network, the Mennonite Central Committee, and Religions for Peace, will be holding a Rally to End Racism in Washington, D.C. from April 3-5.Organizers around the nation will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with marches, book readings and panel discussions. King was transported on a farm wagon drawn by two mules through the streets of Atlanta after his death in 1968. (AFRO Archives Photo)The three days of events will include a service at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, a walk to the National Mall, and various educational panels.“Our commitment is to awaken to the trauma of racism and the legacy of White privilege in the United States through self-evaluation and institutional assessment of embedded racism,” reads a statement on the event’s website.Organizers say they have a few goals for the event: to “awaken ourselves to the truth that racism is ever-present,” to “confront racism,” and to “transform the hearts, minds, and behaviors of people and structures that shape society.” In a video produced to publicize the event, they say that this is only the beginning of a national movement.Baltimore native and activist DeRay Mckesson will speak at the event, as will actors Danny Glover and Louis Gossett Jr. Bishop Vashti McKenzie, the first female elected bishop in the history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s history, is also scheduled to speak.Go to rally2endracism.org to register and to learn more.center_img Man of Peace: The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.Concert features performances  from the Nova Ensemble, the New Covenant UCC Ensemble, the Heritage UCC Praise and Worship Choir, and soprano Schkena-Juleen Coates. April 14, 7 p.m., Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Rd., Bel Air, MD. 21015, 443-412-2211, ticketing@harford.edu. Other events marking the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination:MLK 50 Forward: April 4, 2018 Commemorative EventsWorldwide campaign where participants are asked to commit to completing 50 acts of kindness or service. April 3-9, mlk50forward.org/mlk50-forward-schedule-of-events. March for HumanityMarch from Ebenezer Baptist Church to Morehouse College, followed by a Love for Humanity program. April 9, noon-2 p.m., The King Center, 449 Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA., 30312, thekingcenter.org.last_img read more

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For the Love of God Stop Using the Password 123456

first_img Oops: Facebook Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Passwords in Plain TextGoogle Chrome Extension Warns of Password Breaches Choosing a good password is hard. Choosing good passwords for each individual social network, email account, and online retailer you use is even harder.But gambling on regularly used codes is not the solution.The UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) this week released a “blacklist” containing the 100,000 most commonly recurring passwords accessed by third parties in global cyber breaches.By no means exhaustive, the results highlight a huge number of regularly used passwords easily breached to access sensitive information—i.e. codes not to consider.“Password reuse is a major risk that can be avoided,” NCSC Technical Director Ian Levy said in a statement. “Nobody should protect sensitive data with something that can be guessed, like their first name, local football team, or favorite band.”While you’re at it, avoid using the name of a popular superhero or cartoon character.Regularly used passwords breached to access sensitive information (via National Cyber Security Center)“Using hard-to-guess passwords is a strong first step and we recommend combining three random but memorable words,” Levy said. “Be creative and use words memorable to you, so people can’t guess your password.”The list of compromised passwords—obtained from global breaches already in the public domain—was created in partnership with cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt, creator of Have I Been Pwned? Still typing “123456” each time you log into Gmail? Stop. The string of cardinal numbers has been found 23 million times. Even more “complex” codes like “oreocookie” have been spotted in 3,000-plus instances.“Making good password choices is the single biggest control consumers have over their own personal security posture,” according to Hunt, who blames us as individuals, as well as the organizations asking us to register with them.“Recognizing the passwords that are most likely to result in a successful account takeover is an important first step in helping people create a more secure online presence,” he added.This announcement comes just before NCSC’s two-day CYBERUK 2019 conference kicks off in Glasgow.More on Geek.com:Oops: Facebook Stored ‘Hundreds of Millions’ of Passwords in Plain TextGoogle Chrome Extension Warns of Password BreachesMassive Data Breach Leaks 772M Emails, 21M Passwords Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Do you have a cervix Its time to get it checked out

first_img‘The Inner Circle’ will target all LGBTI people with a cervix. The campaign will encourage them to participate in Australia’s recently launched National Cervical Screening Program.People with a cervix whether they are cis gendered women, non-binary or trans men are at risk of developing cervical cancer.One of the major causes of cervical cancer is the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).HPV is transmitted through genital skin-to-skin contact with anyone who has the virus. That transmission can happen even if they are not having penetrative sex.Not participating in cervical screening is the biggest risk factor for cervical cancer.A 2014 survey found that 20% of lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Sydney had never had a Pap test.Trans men are more likely to have inadequate pap testing. Many are afraid to access appropriate health care because of fear of discrimination.The US National Transgender Discrimination Survey  found nearly half (48%) of trans men reported postponing or avoiding preventive care out to fear of discrimination and disrespect. A new health campaign people to get their cervix checked out regardless of gender identity or sexuality No matter your gender identity, if you have a cervix you need to get a cervical screening to help prevent cancer. | Photo: Supplied eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . [embedded content]Cervical screeningOne of Australia’s leading LGBTI health organizations, ACON, will run The Inner Circle, in conjunction with Family Planning NSW (FPNSW).‘We know that our communities rarely discuss cervical cancer or cervical screening with their peer networks,’ said ACON acting CEO, Karen Price.‘We also know that within LGBTIQ communities in NSW, a diverse range of people need to understand how to take care of their cervix – and to feel empowered and comfortable to do so.’FPNSW will establish a weekly clinic to help encourage LGBTI Australians with a cervix to have a cervical screening.‘From our new Check OUT Clinic, we will be offering free or low cost, confidential sexual health and cervical screening services for LGBTIQ people,’ said FPNSW CEO Adjunct Professor Ann Brassil.‘Everybody needs access to appropriate and specialist services to make sure they are getting the best healthcare.’ GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… How I’m fighting the feminists who are crowdfunding money for transphobiaUniversity runs contest for students to convert gay people in MalaysiaWoman posts transphobic poll – internet responds in best way possibleRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/cervix-time-get-checked/last_img read more

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Update Municipal workers dissatisfied with private security

first_imgThe protesters were also complaining about working conditions and demanded that those workers who fall under ‘Job Creation’ be employed permanently.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? Municipal workers staged a protest this morning (Tuesday) at the Public Safety offices to make heard their grievances concerning a private security company that has been employed by Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality.Previously, internal security was in place at the municipality. According to the protesting workers, the municipality say they have run out of funds, yet they acquired the services of a private security company which is more expensive than internal security.The private security personnel began working yesterday.Roads, Hygiene and Engineering Department workers were involved in the protest.The protest is now over and the protesters are back at work. Municipal Manager MP Khathide was present and assured the workers that the municipality would suspend the services of the private security company tomorrow (Wednesday). WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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Public voting opens for Australias Favourite Event

first_imgPublic voting opens for Australia’s Favourite EventThe race is on for Australia’s Favourite Event as the Australian Event Awards seek to determine the country’s most loved event.Thirty-one events across the nation are vying to be crowned Australia’s Favourite Event after being selected by the panel of industry experts on the Event Awards judging panel.Anyone in Australia with an email address can cast a vote for Australia’s Favourite Event by heading to www.eventawards.com.au.All the nominees are public events held in Australia between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015. Nominees include major festivals, charity, community, regional and sporting events, conferences and exhibitions.Nominated festivals include Vivid Sydney 2015, Glow Winter Arts Festival in Melbourne, WOMADelaide, The Perth International Arts Festival and The Falls Music and Arts Festival, Marion Bay in Tasmania.Sporting events include Australian Open Tennis 2015 in Melbourne, Santos Tour Down Under 2015 in South Australia, and the Tottenham Hotspur FC International Football Tour in New South Wales.Other nominated events include Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster in Western Australia, Cisco Live 2015, Australia in Melbourne, the Gold Coast International Marine Expo, La Dolce Italia in Melbourne, the Hawaiian Ride for Youth 2015 in Western Australia and Buskers by the Creek in Queensland.This is the first year Event Awards judges have been responsible for nominating candidates, lending the traditional public vote a critical seal of approval.Finalists for Australia’s Favourite Event will be announced on 5 November based on votes cast. The battle for Australia’s Favourite Event will continue for the finalists until voting closes at 9pm on Tuesday, 17 November, with the winner announced at the end of the Australian Event Awards that evening at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont, Sydney.Source = Australian Event Awardslast_img read more

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first_img(AP Photo/Ralph Freso) GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals usually had a long list of ways to seal the leaks in their hull after each of their first five losses.At the worst moments to this point, they had to fix everything.But following a 45-10 home loss on Thursday Night Football to the Denver Broncos, they sounded out of answers. “Everything” turned into “I don’t know.”“You’re a grown man,” left tackle D.J. Humphries said. “There’s nothing more embarrassing than coming out in your home stadium and getting your (expletive) kicked by 30, whatever the final score was. Embarrassed is definitely how I feel.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Asked if there was a timetable regarding any changes upcoming and whether it had to do with McCoy’s job status, Wilks clarified he must evaluate the team in every aspect.“When we was talking about changes … it could be personnel, it could be players,” Wilks said. “It could be scheme. When I say premature, it’s premature to talk about it at this particular time without going through the evaluation.”But when it came down to it, Wilks admitted the offensive woes were the most concerning trend, something that must be corrected heading into a Week 7 game.“Whether it’s not getting movement up front, whether it’s not protecting the pass game, not being able to make the proper throws or the proper catches, it’s a lot to go around,” the head coach said.Cardinals players on the offensive side of the ball had fewer answers. Humphries said the Cardinals have “got to figure something out,” adding that the Cardinals have “too much talent for it to not work.”Johnson, who has spent the season owning up to his own mistakes, had fewer answers. Asked why there have been no noticeable changes through seven weeks, the running back inked to a long-term deal this offseason only had this to say. After the game, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks stepped to the podium and issued another hold-your-horses decree. He wasn’t going to proclaim any specific sweeping changes ahead for his 1-6 football team.“Definitely an embarrassing effort tonight,” Wilks said. “Unacceptable. Got to find ways to get this thing corrected and corrected soon. You guys are going to ask me about changes. That’s premature to ask me about changes right now. Everybody’s going to be evaluated across the board.”Related LinksPicks, broken coverage put Cardinals in big hole at half vs. BroncosRicky Seals-Jones leaves game with injury in third quarterLarry Fitzgerald tackles Kurt Warner during live shotRapid Reactions: Cardinals struggle on both sides of ball in loss to DenverBickley: Arizona Cardinals hit rock bottom in lopsided loss to DenverIt could be assumed that Wilks was speaking on any coaching staff changes.Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy’s job security certainly looked at risk heading into the night, and that assumption hardly looked more wrong after the loss with the Cardinals putting up worse-than-usual numbers than their 156 passing yards per game and 64.6 rushing yards averaged heading into Thursday.Rookie Josh Rosen threw for 194 yards on 21-of-39 passing but along with a touchdown threw three interceptions — two for pick-six Broncos touchdowns — and two fumbles lost.It was hardly his fault.An offensive line without starting guards Mike Iupati and Justin Pugh collapsed in the passing game and couldn’t open holes in the running game. Led by running back David Johnson’s 14 carries for 39 yards, the ground attack totaled 69 yards. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 50 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “I don’t know. I don’t know. Hopefully tomorrow we watch film and try to fix it and correct it,” Johnson said. “Again, I don’t know what to tell you. Just got to continue to get better and learn from mistakes and come out and keep grinding.” – / 45 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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