first_imgOther Galleries 6 images Fri, 11 Oct, 2019 OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition is as much an eye pleaser as an exotic McLaren supercarOther Photogallery CategoriesIndiaMoviesLifestyleTelevisionAdd new comment Your name * E-mail * The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. Comment *More information about text formatsPlain textNo HTML tags allowed.Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.Lines and paragraphs break automatically.647×363: 483×271: 370×208: 170×96: 88×50: Section: PhotoTechnologyTechnologyGallery Image: Image: Caption: Galaxy A50 gets a triple camera setup – 25-megapixel primary sensor with F1.7 lens + 5-megapixel F2.2 depth sensor + 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle shooter. The Galaxy A30 gets a dual 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel wide-angle setup, the second having a wide-angle lens. The Galaxy A10 gets a single 13-megapixel camera at the back with F1.9 aperture.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A series gets the new Prsim colour treatment. In simple words, that’s the new gradient colour scheme that Samsung has adopted for its 2019 smartphones. Unlike the Galaxy S series, the rear panel is made of plastic.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30 join the Galaxy M30 as the only phone in Samusng’s lineup with the Infinity-U display. These phones sport the Super AMOLED display that renders images at full HD+ resolution.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A50 gets an optical in-screen fingerprint sensor. This is different from the ultrasonic sensor found in the Galaxy S10 series. The face unlock feature relies on the front camera and doesn’t come with any IR sensor.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: –The Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50 come with a 15W fast charger in the box. Both these models come with a USB-C port as well. Both the phones also get a 4000mAh battery.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Image: Caption: The entire Galaxy A series runs on OneUI based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. The OneUI has been so far restricted to the flagship Galaxy S series phones as well as Galaxy Note series devices. OneUI comes with an inbuilt system-wide dark mode.Thumb Image: Enable: EnableOrder: 0Tags: SamsungandroidsmartphonesSource type: photogalleryShort description: The new Galaxy A series now starts from Rs 8,490 and brings some premium glossy design as well as reasonably powerful specifications. The Galaxy A50 gets an in-screen fingerprint sensor and a triple camera setup.Preview_unique_id: preview_5d42b36c584a11564652396_1467323_editCommentContent Publish date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 – 18:15Story Extra Data: eyJzZWN0aW9uIjpbIjEyMDg1MjEiLCIxMjA2Njg4Il0sImNhdGVnb3J5IjpbIjEyMDg2ODEiXX0=770×433: Short Headline: Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30 in pictures: Feature-rich midrange smartphones that turn headsApp headline: Samsung Galaxy A50, Galaxy A30 in pictures: Feature-rich midrange smartphones that turn headslast_img read more

first_imgYoung Jamaicans are being encouraged to do something for their communities through schools and youth groups on National Children’s Action Day, as part of activities to celebrate Child Month 2013, to be observed in May.The Day, being organised by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), will be observed on Friday, May 10, and the main project is the St. Anne’s Infant School, 48 North Street, downtown, Kingston. Efforts will be made to repair its facilities, including the playground, bathrooms and surrounding areas.Each year, the NCMC selects a National Action Day Project for the main activity of the day.Speaking at a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, Chairperson of the NCMC, Dr. Pauline Mullings, said the Day is an opportunity to “promote community spirit” and to help children understand that “whereas they do have rights, they also have responsibilities”.“We are asking all adults to ensure that the children from your church, school clubs and communities are involved in doing beautification programmes,” she said, adding that some children can be involved in projects such as the planting of trees or painting of pedestrian crossings. She emphasized that children must be guided by an adult before embarking on a job. Another main event during Child Month is National Children’s Day to be celebrated on Friday, May 17. Last year, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, proclaimed the third Friday of May each year as National Children’s Day.“This is the day when every child on the street, in your personal care, and in the school must be treated the same way as we treat Mother’s Day and Father’s Day,” Dr. Mullings said.She is encouraging all Jamaicans to wear something yellow on that Day to reflect the sunshine of children. Motorists are also being asked to keep their headlamps on to show that “we do love, care, recognise, honour and celebrate our children,” Dr. Mullings said.Child Month was first celebrated in May, 1953, under the patronage of Lady Foote, wife of the then Governor.By E. Hartman Reckord, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

first_imgzoom Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (TEN), a Greece-based crude, product and LNG tanker operator, said on Thursday that its public offering of 11,000,000 common shares was priced at $7.30 per share.Entities affiliated with the Tsakos Holdings Foundation, which is the company’s largest shareholder, have agreed to purchase 500,000 common shares in the offering. The gross proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $80.3 million. The company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,650,000 common shares.The company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to finance the expansion and modernization of its fleet through its vessel acquisition program, including installment payments on its existing crude oil carrier newbuilding program pursuant to its strategic partnership with a well- known oil major, and for general corporate purposes.Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. Clarkson Capital Markets LLC, DVB Capital Markets LLC and Brock Securities LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering. The offering was made under an effective shelf registration statement.The offering is expected to close on or about April 29, 2014.TEN, April 25, 2014last_img read more

first_imgzoom South Korea’s financially troubled Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won a contract to build three very large crude carriers (VLCCs) for the Greek shipping company Maran Tankers, part of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group.The contract for the three 318,000 dwt tankers is valued at USD 250 million, DSME said.The 336-meter vessels will be delivered throughout 2018 and will feature high efficiency engines and the latest fuel saving technology to meet the IMO environmental regulations.This is the third time the Angelicoussis Group has placed an order for new vessels at DSME in the past eleven months. In June 2016, the company ordered two LNG carriers and two VLCCs, which was followed by an order for one LNG FSRU in December 2016.The Angelicoussis Group currently has 18 vessels under construction at DSME’s shipyards in South Korea and Romania.The new order comes shortly after DSME’s creditors announced a plan to inject further USD 2.6 billion into the struggling company as part of the restructuring process.However, the new funds will be provided only in return for stakeholders’ agreement on debt restructuring and DSME’s intensive self-rescue efforts.If stakeholders fail to agree on voluntary debt restructuring, DSME would turn to an alternative solution of so-called ‘Pre-packaged Plan’ (P-Plan) with creditors’ consent.Under the P-Plan, creditors are required to pre-arrange and submit a rescue plan in advance to a company’s filing for court receivership, and then a court would force a swift debt restructuring so that creditors can inject fresh capital in accordance with their plan for rehabilitation.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

first_imgParis: Defending champion Rafael Nadal powered past Roger Federer in the French Open semi-finals on Friday, to move within one victory of a record-extending 12th Roland Garros title after handing his oldest rival his worst Grand Slam defeat in 11 years. The 33-year-old produced a masterful performance to get past Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in the last four on Court Philippe Chatrier and set up a final clash with either world number one Novak Djokovic or Austrian fourth seed Dominic Thiem on Sunday. Also Read – We don’t ask for kind of tracks we get: Bowling coach ArunIt will be Nadal’s 12th appearance in the championship match, which he has never lost before. “It’s incredible to play with Roger here,” said Nadal. “Congratulations to him — to be at his level at 37, it’s incredible. I say thank you to the Parisian fans, because it’s magnificent for me to be in another final. “It’s always a pleasure to play with him. It’s always a difficult match against him.” The third seed now has an stunning 92-2 win-loss record on the Paris clay, having beaten Federer for the sixth time in as many French Open meetings despite difficult, windy conditions. Also Read – Bastian Schweinsteiger announces retirement, could join Germany set-upNadal also leads his overall head-to-head against Federer 24-15, and 14-2 on clay after ending a run of five straights losses to the 37-year-old. A tally of just nine games meant it was Federer’s heaviest defeat in a Grand Slam match since managing only four against Nadal in their famously one-sided 2008 Roland Garros final. Nadal made only 19 unforced errors, crushing 33 winners as Federer struck 25, although that amount could easily have been doubled against any opponent other than the 11-time champion. The defeat leaves Federer still waiting for a first victory over Nadal on clay since 2009 in Madrid. A topsy-turvy start saw the Spaniard race through the first three games before Federer broke back as the wind played havoc with the players’ serves from one end. But Nadal grabbed a 4-2 advantage in a marathon sixth game as Federer, looking to become the oldest Grand Slam finalist since Ken Rosewall at the 1974 US Open, dumped a forehand into the net. The crowd were roaring on Federer as he saved a set point, but gasped in appreciation of a rasping Nadal backhand winner which clinched the opening set. The Swiss turned on the style to take the first two games of the second set, only to be broken straight back as Nadal curled a trademark forehand up the line. Federer was throwing everything he had at Nadal, but the indomitable left-hander was simply too strong. The key moments came towards the end of the second set, when second seed Nadal managed to hold under severe pressure to level at 4-4, before putting the pedal down to break despite having trailed 40-0. The defending champion confidently served out the set to love to move one step closer to the final, where he will look to lift the trophy for a third successive year. Federer’s chances were slipping away quickly, and he received a warning after angrily hitting the ball into the upper reaches of Philippe Chatrier after a flick off the net chord helped Nadal break in game three of the third set. Another break in Federer’s next service game effectively signalled the end of the contest, and Nadal wrapped up an impressive victory as his rival fired a return long.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Congress Committee Working President Haroon Yusuf on Tuesday a expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of six persons due to a raging fire at Jamia Nagar in South East Delhi.Yusuf demanded that Rs 25 lakh should be given to the families of the dead persons as the Rs 5 lakh announced by the Arvind Kejriwal Government was too little, and small consolation for the families of the deceased. Yusuf said that it was a major tragedy in which six innocent persons lost their lives and many others were seriously injured. Yusuf further said that he himself had visited the spot and saw the plight of the people as the fire seemed to have caused due to a short-circuit and the workers of the electricity department took over one and a half hours to reach the spot to disconnect the affected meter.last_img read more

Moreover, the crisis has weakened the banking sectors of several low-income countries, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi told a debt management conference in Geneva.“If the global crisis were to extend beyond 2010, the risk of bank failures would increase in some developing countries, adding further pressure on their already strained budgetary positions,” he said.He stressed that developing countries faced a serious dilemma as they seek to emerge from poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the world set itself in 2000 to slash a host of social ills, ranging from extreme poverty and hunger to maternal and infant mortality to lack of access to education and health care, all by 2015.Borrowing heavily to achieve these targets, as well as to build roads, railways, ports and other infrastructure needed to allow long-term economic progress, saddles them with debt that leads to slow growth. But not making such investments also leads to slow growth and will lead to may countries not meeting the MDGs, he said.UNCTAD has already begun a major project – called Promoting Sovereign Lending and Borrowing – which aims at helping creditor and debtor countries to establish standards that might avoid periodic repayment difficulties and more easily resolve disputes.The three-day meeting, the seventh of UNCTAD’s debts management conferences, is being attended by over 300 participants from some 100 countries, including government finance, debt, and treasury officials, banking representatives and academics specializing in development finance, along with officials from multilateral organizations. 9 November 2009Poor countries, already hit hard by the global financial and economic crisis in their efforts to fund social and health programmes, are facing a double blow this year with debt servicing increasing by over 17 per cent as a proportion of government revenue, a top United Nations trade official warned today. read more

Sergio Vieira de Mello, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative, said he was appalled by “this terrible incident,” in which at least nine people were reported killed and several dozen injured when a truck bomb exploded outside the Jordanian embassy compound in the Iraqi capital. The people of Iraq – the people of Baghdad – have suffered enough from senseless violence, Mr. Vieira de Mello’s office said in a statement. New terror must not be allowed to take root in this country. There can be no justification whatsoever for such actions. “I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all who might have lost their lives or been injured by this terrible incident, as well as to the Governing Council and people of Iraq and to His Majesty King Abdullah II, the Government and people of Jordan,” he added.On the political front today, Mr. Vieira de Mello’s Senior Political Adviser, Ghassan Salame, referred to a certain “impatience” over lack of Security Council action on recent developments, including an address to it last month from the Iraqi Governing Council and Mr. Annan’s report calling for a full-fledged UN mission to be set up in Iraq to be called UNAMI (UN Assistance Mission in Iraq).”We hope that the Security Council can now be more active in finding a consensus and in sending this message to the Iraqis,” Mr. Salame told a briefing in Baghdad.He said the Governing Council was “somehow expecting an answer” and Mr. Annan’s report also suggested a timetable would be proposed by the Security Council “to the twenty-four million Iraqis who would like to know more about their future and what to expect in the next few months or years.”We expected the Security Council to come up at least with a presidential statement,” he added. read more

Already available in English, Japanese, Italian and Polish, the game will now be accessible in French, Hungarian and Chinese by the end of next week, vastly increasing the forum for the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) ‘Food Force’ – www.food-force.com – designed to teach youngsters about the problems of global hunger and what humanitarian organizations do to fight it. The English, Japanese, Italian and Polish versions, which were launched over the past 18 months, have totalled over 4.5 million downloads to date, making Food Force a major success story in the educational gaming sector. “Food Force is clear evidence that with the right medium, an issue as invisible and distant as hunger in the developing world can trigger interest and support in countries where too much food is the high profile problem today,” WFP’s Director of Communications Neil Gallagher said of the free download, which is targeted at children aged 8 to 13. “Positive reactions from children, teachers, parents, game specialists around the world have surpassed all our expectations. We are thrilled that Food Force has crossed so many borders,” he added. Gamers face a number of realistic challenges to urgently feed thousands of people on the fictitious island of Sheylan, piloting helicopters on reconnaissance missions, negotiating with armed rebels on convoy runs and using food to help rebuild villages. Before each mission, the player is presented with an educational video segment about the reality of WFP work in the field, teaching them how WFP responds to actual food emergencies – where food originates, its nutritional breakdowns and how it is delivered. All Food Force language versions have been made possible through donations from game industry leaders and international organizations. The French game was supported by the computer and video game publisher Ubisoft and will be launched in Paris on 15 October. The Hungarian version, to be launched in Budapest on 13 October, has been financed by the European Commission’s humanitarian aid department, ECHO, and the Chinese version, built on a pro-bono basis by one of China’s leading media companies, Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, will be presented to the public on 19 October. read more

SMMT hosted a lunch event this afternoon at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester to discuss UK automotive’s contribution to the country’s economy and chief role in stimulating growth.SMMT representatives met senior Conservative MPs, MEPs and industry stakeholders including Robert Goodwill MP, Assistant Government Whip; Jacequline Foster, MEP for the North West; Tim Yeo MP, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.Minister for Business and Enterprise, Mark Prisk MP opened the lunch, highlighting the key issues and opportunities facing the automotive industry, and its position in government’s renewed focus on the manufacturing sector. Mr Prisk added that the automotive sector was leading on exports and skills, while working with government to promote growth.SMMT Chief Executive, Paul Everitt spoke on behalf of UK automotive, outlining industry’s full commitment to work collaboratively with government to ensure long-term economic growth. SMMT urged political decision makers to adopt a robust growth strategy and called for targeted measures that would unlock greater private sector investment into R&D, specialist skills training and plant facilities to strengthen the UK supply base.Also attending the event were Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London’s Director of Environment and Digital London; Steve Baker MP, Member of the Transport Select Committee; Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon; Jeremy Wright, MP for Kenilworth and Southam; Mark Lancaster TD, MP for Milton Keynes North, as well as MEPs Emma McLarkin; Rt Hon Sir Robert Atkins; Sajjad Karim; Philip Bradbourn OBE and London Assembly Members Roger Evans and Richard Tracey.SMMT also presented a position paper at this afternoon’s lunch, detailing industry’s stance on the transition to a low carbon economy. The paper focused discussion on policies to ensure continued investment in low carbon technologies and skills training, whilst raising consumer awareness of low carbon options.Today’s Conservative Party lunch concludes a series of Party Conference fringe events being hosted by SMMT, as the Society continues its high-level engagement with key politicians and stakeholders.To download SMMT’s Sustainability Report, click here.To download SMMT’S CO2 Report, click here.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

RICHMOND, Va. — Marcus Evans hit a jumper in the final seconds of overtime to win it and VCU beat Hofstra 69-67 on Saturday night.The Rams (5-1) trailed early in overtime until Issac Vann sank a layup to tie it 67-67. A minute later, Marcus Evans made his put-back jumper for the lead with :28 seconds remaining and Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman missed a 3-pointer as time expired.De’Riante Jenkins scored 19 points for VCU. Vann had 16 and Evans finished with 13.VCU led 36-23 at the break but saw its advantage erode under an 8-1 Hofstra surge to open the second half. The Pride (3-3) continued to threaten and a 3-pointer by Eli Pemberton midway gave them a 47-46 lead which they expanded to 54-48 with 7:03 left in regulation. VCU trailed 61-59 with :28 left when Vann scored in the paint after a fast break to tie it 61-61 and it held, forcing overtime.Justin Wright-Foreman led the Pride with 27 points. Pemberton added 17.The Associated Press read more

MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns had 35 points and 22 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 22 points off the bench and the Minnesota Timberwolves pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 111-96 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.Jeff Teague added 18 points for Minnesota, which won for the fifth time in seven games since trading Jimmy Butler to Philadelphia. Both the Timberwolves and Bulls were playing the second game of a back-to-back and their third game in four nights in a listless, sloppy affair.Zach LaVine scored 28 points and Jabari Parker had 27, keeping their streak of 20-point games intact. Both players have reached 20 points in the past three games, but Chicago lost for the sixth time in seven games.Justin Holiday had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls.Neither team led by more than six points until Minnesota slowly started to pull away in the fourth.Towns scored eight points as the Wolves started the period on a 12-2 run. Chicago committed three turnovers and shot 1 of 9 to start the quarter.Minnesota was playing in the third city in four nights and started the game 3-of-12 shooting. Towns picked up the Wolves with 22 points in the second half.Andrew Wiggins and Robert Covington never recovered for the Wolves. Wiggins was scoreless on 0-for-12 shooting. Covington was 0 for 11 in the first half and finished 1 of 18 with four points.Rose picked up the slack by reaching 20 points for the seventh time in the last nine games.TIP-INSBulls: Rookie F Chandler Hutchinson was a game-time decision with back spasms. Hutchinson was active but didn’t play for the third straight game. . Coach Fred Hoiberg said Lauri Markkanen had a 2-on-2 workout involving some “controlled contact” as he tries to return from an elbow injury that has caused him to miss the entire season. Hoiberg said it is just the elbow that’s bothering Markkanen and that the forward has kept up with conditioning. . Holiday was 4 of 13 from 3-point territory, marking his 31st straight game with a made 3. He tied Kirk Hinrich for the longest streak in team history.Timberwolves: Minnesota held a 58-40 rebounding edge. The Wolves had 21 offensive rebounds leading to 29 second-chance points. . Towns had his third career game with at least 30 points and 20 rebounds. He secured a double-double in each half. It’s his 10th double-double in 20 games this season. . Dario Saric had 19 points and 14 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. It’s the third time in six games he’s reached double figures in scoring for Minnesota since coming over from Philadelphia in the Butler trade.UP NEXTBulls: Return home against San Antonio on Monday.Timberwolves: Play at Cleveland on Monday.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsBrian Hall, The Associated Press read more

When Hakeem Olajuwon speaks, people listen. And what he had to say about the Denver Nuggets’ JaVale McGee was significant.“No question, I see him as another star,” Olajuwon said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports in Houston. “That guy should dominate the league.”McGee has been working out with “The Dream,” and the Hall of Famer center known for his dazzling array of inside moves sees a lot in the athletic but unpolished Nugget.“He has tremendous talent,” Olajuwon said. “I give him all these moves and he can finish and he’s already skilled. So now just show him how to use that skill to (get) to the next level.”Then he added: “McGee is incredible because he’s not just a seven-footer, he’s skilled. He’s very agile.”And Olajuwon said McGee’s range and mobility give him a skill set to blossom into a special player.“Most of my moves are designed from a shot-blockers perspective,” Olajuwon said. “I am a shot blocker. What are the moves most difficult for a shot blocker? I’m coming from inside out. This move is very difficult for a shot blocker to block.“The moves that we work on are not for a stiff big guy. With him, he’s agile. The move flows. So I’m excited to see what he’s going to do this year.”Nuggets general manager Masai Ujiri said on a Denver radio station, “Hakeem told me he was just amazed at JaVale’s physical abilities and his athletic abilities. How long he is, how quick his feet are. I saw him working on keeping his feet away from each other and not tangling; just little things that you take for granted. He worked high on his jump hook and on getting his lift very high when he does that. He told him nobody can stop him, nobody is as big as him if he gets his lift and his hand up. There’s so many things Hakeem is teaching him, and we’re very pleased with his work.” read more

first_img Did anything really happen on Once Upon a Time last night? We have two episodes left until ‘The Final Battle’, and it feels like the story should be moving faster than this. At the very least, the Black Fairy should have done something by now. Where past villains would have tried to take over the town, destroy it, or corrupt one of the main characters, the Black Fairy is just kind of… here. Her only goal appears to be to start the final battle. And since that can’t happen for another three weeks, the show is in a holding pattern.Instead of building towards the season’s big conclusion, OUAT is giving out resolutions to characters that haven’t had them yet. Contracts are up this year, and many of the actors either won’t be back next year or will only be guest stars. So it’s time to put a little bow on every outstanding subplot and plan a wedding for Emma and Hook before the season’s out. The giant battle the show has been alluding to all season will have to wait.Zelena is the lucky tertiary character getting her arc wrapped up this week. Her story is all about learning to sacrifice her own desires for her friends. The Black Fairy shows up at Zelena’s house asking her to join her against the savior. Them both being wicked and all. Sadly, no one defies gravity in this scene. The Black Fairy also vaguely threatens baby Robin, which pisses Zelena off enough to storm the Black Fairy’s hideout in the dwarf mines herself. Word of all this gets back to Regina, who runs to the mines to stop her sister doing something stupid. The sisters bicker and argue like we’ve seen them do in almost every episode Zelena is in, and Zelena does something stupid. While trying to kill the Black Fairy, her magic is redirected to the crystals in the mine. Now that they’re all charged with unstable dark energy, the Final Battle can begin. We still don’t know what that means.Lana Parrilla as Regina and Rebecca Mader as Zelena. (Photo via ABC)Of course, the Final Battle doesn’t begin. We’ve still got two more weeks of wrapping up storylines and wedding planning to do. To see how the Final Battle is postponed this time, we go back to the past. While the rest of the episode is kind of a nothing story, the flashback sequences were well done. It was fun seeing Zelena in her old Wicked Witch of the West identity, green makeup and all. The story it told was easily the best part of the episode too. We got to see Zelena as a little girl, who is tormented by the people of Oz for her magic abilities. The one person to show her any amount of human decency is a woodcutter boy. Any guesses who he grows up to be?One decent friend can’t stop Zelena from becoming the witch we know her to be. We pick up years later when Zelena is a green adult witch. Her childhood friend comes to her for help. The Wicked Witch of the North has cast a spell on him, turning him to metal. He convinces her to help remove the curse, but we know there’s going to be a Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz. It turns out the only way to break the curse is with a heart-shaped box that steals Zelena’s magic. Zelena is all, “Hey, wait I got a new complaint” and refuses to give up her magic. This entire paragraph may or may not have been put in here just for that Nirvana joke. I’m a Seattle boy; it was going to happen eventually.Alex Désert as the Tin Man and Rebecca Mader as ZelenaThe whole point of the flashback was to show that Zelena is a changed person. Now, she is willing to sacrifice her own power to save her friends… or at least the people she doesn’t actively hate at the moment. She pulls out the heart-shaped box, forever in debt to the Tin Man’s priceless advice, and pours her magic into it. The magic drains from the crystals in the mines, the Black Fairy is back where she started, and nothing of consequence happened this episode.Really, Once Upon a Time? You have three episodes left in the season, and this is all you got? The Black Fairy came into the picture so late this season, the show never actually sold her as the ultimate villain she’s purported to be. We know she wants to kill the savior, and that’s about it. She keeps trying to start the Final Battle and gets nowhere. She hasn’t even done anything particularly villainous since she got to Storybrooke. The worst she’s done is kidnap her grandson and dabble in child slavery. Compared to OUAT‘s other villains, that’s a parking violation at most.Jaime Murray as the Black Fairy and Giles Matthey as Gideon (Photo via ABC)There’s a scene early on where Hook interrupts Emma’s pancake-making, and the couple is about to get busy on the breakfast table. They’re interrupted by Snow White, who wants to plan the wedding. That ends up being a pretty apt metaphor for this episode, and this final stretch of the season. Just when you think we’re finally going to get some action, the wedding subplot barges in brings the story to a halt and leaves everyone feeling frustrated. At least it’s all in service of setting up the musical episode, which should be a lot of fun. You can get me to forgive almost anything with a little singing and dancing. Once Upon a Time Builds Fun Lore Around a Seattle LandmarkOnce Upon a Time’s Final Battle Was the Happiest Ending Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgThe Italian Lega Serie A has pushed back against Spanish La Liga’s extraordinary claims that Juventus and Inter used “tricks” on the transfer market.Spanish La Liga chief Javier Tebas claimed Inter used “tricks” in their attempts to signing Luka Modric and that Juventus employed similar methods to sign Cristiano Ronaldo. Claims which have infuriated the Lega Serie A.The Italian league governing body has hit back at La Liga against the ‘damaging’ claims, Football Italia reports.Lega Serie A released a statement which read: “The Lega Serie A is surprised and upset by the declarations of Liga President Javier Tebas,”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“These comments were made without having any knowledge, yet damage the reputation and put into doubt the integrity of two Italian clubs and the League.”“The Lega Serie A cannot passively accept comments that use the media to destabilise us on the international stage.”“Serie A clubs operate within the parameters set by all international rules, which is why the Lega Serie A is going through a period of great optimism and enthusiasm, shared by media and fans all over the world, who grew exponentially in recent seasons.”“At the start of a season that will bring four Serie A clubs back into the Champions League group phase, we are certain that the rediscovered spirit and prestige of Serie A shouldn’t frighten opponents, but rather motivate the European panorama towards new apexes of competitiveness and entertainment.”last_img read more

first_imgChelsea midfielder Pedro Rodriguez feels the club may be in crisis if they fail to recover from their recent run of bad results.The Blues were eliminated from the FA Cup on Monday night after a 2-0 loss on their patch to rivals United, which didn’t go down well with a section of fans in the club.Swedish side Malmo is next on the line in the second leg of their Europa League round-of-32 tie on Thursday, before Sunday’s Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.And former Barca winger Pedro admits the club needs to return to winning ways.“There is an important game in the Europa League for us, and after the final against City,” Pedro told Chelsea’s official website.“The most important thing now is to stay calm, train really hard and recover our best football and our best feeling, because if not we are in trouble.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.’The most important thing now is to stay calm, train really hard and recover our best football and our best feeling.’ – @_Pedro17_ https://t.co/spshoYl2bX— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 19, 2019“It was a very bad day for us, for all the team (against United). It’s a difficult situation. In the first half we played very well, we created chances to score one goal, but they had two situations and scored two goals.“The most important thing was to do a good job creating chances with the ball in the second half, but we couldn’t do it and for this reason, it was so difficult for us to come back.”last_img read more

first_img Cord Cutters (OTT) News • YouTube TV is now available across the US PBS Kids streaming stick looks like a toy, plays games… Share your voice 1 Tags PBS is coming to YouTube TV.  Sarah Tew/CNET PBS and PBS Kids channels will soon be available to cord cutters who subscribe to YouTube TV. The public broadcaster said Monday that it’s secured spots on YouTube TV, which offers more than 70 live TV channels, on-demand video and a cloud-based DVR for $50 per month.This is the first digital partnership of its kind for PBS, according to a press release on Monday. Participating PBS stations will be available for live stream on YouTube TV later this year.”Our goal is to reach as many Americans as possible with content that educates, inspires and entertains,” said Ira Rubenstein, chief digital and marketing officer for PBS, in the release. “As a broadcaster that is rooted in communities, we appreciate YouTube’s commitment to local content, and we are pleased that this service provides audiences with access to programming that is produced and distributed by our member stations.”Lori Conkling, global head of partnerships at YouTube, said audiences everywhere trust PBS and the partnership shows that YouTube TV is dedicated to providing quality content to subscribers.PBS has more than 330 member stations, though its unclear how many will participate in the partnership with YouTube TV. PBS didn’t immediately respond for further comment. 1:45 YouTube TV Review • YouTube TV review: The best premium live TV streaming service Comment YouTube Preview • YouTube TV has promise, but needs to grow before it’s worth $35 (hands-on) Mobile Internet Mobile Apps TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

first_imgAlaska Attorney General Craig Richards has rejected the proposed sale of a Cook Inlet natural gas processing facility that’s targeted for expansion to produce more gas for Fairbanks.Download AudioIn an August 3rd letter to Hilcorp affiliate Harvest Pipeline Company, Richards formally turns down a sale agreement under which the Fairbanks Natural Gas-owned Titan LNG facility at Pt. McKenzie would be sold to Harvest.Richards takes issue with agreement provisions, including one that calls for the sale of LNG from the plant at a fixed price he says could result in Fairbanks consumers paying too much if market gas prices tank.The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority is moving ahead with purchase of Fairbanks Natural Gas as part of the Interior Energy Project. Richards asked that the state corporation be able to buy LNG transportation infrastructure proposed to go to Harvest with the LNG plant. The state also wanted a commitment from Harvest that it would expand the Pt. McKenzie plant to meet Fairbanks demand.In written response to the state’s requested changes, Harvest President Sean Kolassa refuses to adjust the sale agreement, saying meeting the state’s demands would create additional risk in a deal he describes as providing a very small estimated profit margin.last_img read more

first_imgThe Alaska Army National Guard armory in Stebbins, one of over 60 slated to be divested in rural Alaska (Photo by Gabe Colombo, KNOM)The Alaska Army National Guard is handing over ownership of over 60 armories in rural communities, mostly to municipalities.Listen nowBrian Duffy, administrative services director for the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs, says, “Many of these places have sat vacant for some time.” He says the reason the training and storage facilities were there in the first place was the Alaska Army National Guard’s scout mission.“So, imagine people out in remote locations, and they were our sensors, and they would report things that they saw, felt or heard that were different than what they normally observed day-to-day,” Duffy said.But the Alaska Army National Guard has since re-structured its forces, and its numbers have fallen since the 1990s. So they no longer do much with the dozens of armories in communities across the state.Now, Duffy says, as part of a larger “right-sizing” initiative, they want to see the facilities put to better use.“We take a building, and maybe some other property on the land on which it sits, and put it in the hands of an organization that can maybe better use it than we can at this time,” Duffy said.Duffy says that involves a lot of work to survey the properties, make sure they’re safe and not contaminated, figure out what exact entity owns them — whether it be federal, state, municipal, or private — and then complete the handover, usually to the local city.So far, 15 armories have been divested, including in Noorvik and Kiana in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Over 35 Western-Alaska armories are scheduled for the process within the next four years, including most communities in the Norton Sound and Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta regions.According to Duffy, Nome’s armory is among 18 that the Alaska Army National Guard is keeping. He says in general, the effort will save the National Guard some money.“What we feel better about is putting these buildings in the hands of people that can use them instead of having them sit there vacant,” Duffy said.As for what they’ll become? The buildings often have the space and infrastructure to house community centers of some kind. In one case, Kwethluk hoped to turn its armory into a teen center.So even as the Alaska Army National Guard is campaigning to expand its presence in rural Alaska and recruit more Alaska Native soldiers, it’ll be doing so without its armories.Davis Hovey contributed reporting.last_img read more

first_imgThe Islamic Society of Baltimore and Greater Baltimore Muslim Council are hosting their Candidates Forum Brunch, 10 a.m., April 26, at the Islamic Society of Baltimore on Saturday. They have an extensive list of attendees, composed of both new and incumbent candidates, who are running for electoral positions ranging from County Council to the Maryland Assembly to Comptroller. The Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) is a non profit religious organization established in 1969. It is one of the largest Muslim organizations on the East Coast serving the Greater Baltimore Washington community.last_img