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Twitter reacts to Sundowns’ loss to Wydad

Twitter reacts to Sundowns’ loss to Wydad

first_imgCAF Champions League EXTRA TIME: Twitter reacts as Mamelodi Sundowns crash out of Caf Champions League Ernest Makhaya Last updated 2 years ago 22:50 24/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Yannick Zakri of Mamelodi Sundowns vs AS Vita Club Backpagepix CAF Champions League Mamelodi Sundowns Wydad Casablanca WTF Following Sundowns’ defeat to Wydad Casablanca, Goal takes a look at how Twitter reacted to the loss Mamelodi Sundowns crashed out of the 2017 Caf Champions League after losing 3-2 on penalties to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco on Saturday night. The Brazilians went into the second leg holding a 1-0 lead from the first leg, but Wydad scored through Saidi to level the aggregate scoreline. It was a surprising defeat for the holders as the majority of South African football fans had hoped they will win and book a place in the semi-finals.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing What left the fans buffled was the way Sundowns took their penalties during the shoot-out. Poor penalty kicks by Mamelodi Sundowns— Setshogo Tumelo (@tumelosetshogo) September 23, 2017Mamelodi Sundowns penalties 🤷🏿‍♂️What’s wrong with these fellas manje?— Sisou (@Sisou_10) September 23, 2017Mamelodi Sundowns… pic.twitter.com/mWysw8WJoR— Mercedes P. Magwai (@Phuttym19) September 23, 2017However, some are still proud of the Tshwane giants despite the defeat. Mamelodi Sundowns we Love You.— Des Builder (@DesBuilder6) September 23, 2017Mamelodi Sundowns tried though #CAFCL— IG:crisis_rsa (@Crisis_RSA) September 23, 2017Unfortunately we did not make it this time to the finals. It’s back to PSL. Hardluck Masandawana, next time.— Mamelodi Sundowns FC (@Sundowns_Fans) September 24, 2017As expected, Sundowns rivals back home were happy to see them bow out of the competition, especially Orlando Pirates fans. Mamelodi Sundowns really believed they would get a second star before us… pic.twitter.com/UveCDmWwt1— 🐐Mr Nkosi🐐 (@great_dlamini) September 24, 2017Mamelodi Sundowns pic.twitter.com/4jfaNucRHv— Onregeerbaar 🇿🇦 (@Kvtlego) September 24, 2017Mamelodi Sundowns we hav not forgotten dat last yearu got backdoor entrance twice until u win CAF championships. Lightning wont strike twice— Pule Matlho (@PuleMatlho) September 24, 2017last_img read more

Guardiola defends City over derby brawl

Guardiola defends City over derby brawl

first_imgGuardiola Guardiola defends Man City players over Old Trafford bust-up Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 22:01 12/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Pep Guardiola Manchester United Manchester City Getty Guardiola Manchester City Premier League Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Raheem Sterling Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero The Catalan insists his players kept their celebrations inside the dressing room and that they did not behave any differently to other teams Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City did nothing to provoke the tunnel bust-up following Sunday’s game against Manchester United at Old Trafford.A number of players, coaches and other members of staff from both teams were involved in heated exchanges following City’s 2-1 victory, which put them 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.Goal understands United boss Jose Mourinho took exception to City’s dressing room celebrations, while Red Devils forward Romelu Lukaku, coach Silvino Louro and City players Fernandinho, Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi were also involved in clashes which left Blues coach Mikel Arteta and a physio nursing facial cuts. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Guardiola did not want to shed any further specific details on the row, but he was keen to point out that his side celebrated as teams around the world celebrate big victories, and was especially insistent that his players kept those celebrations inside the dressing room.”No,” he said when asked if his players over-stepped the mark after the match. “Definitely not. Believe me. Definitely not. It was the same after the [last winner against] Southampton, that was 96 minutes or something like that, but we were happy.”It was a derby, it was the closest rival. When United win they celebrate, when Arsenal win against United they celebrate, when Arsenal win the FA Cup last season they celebrate, but where? Inside the dressing room.Fernandinho Fabian Delph Manchester United Manchester City Premier League 10122017“We try to celebrate, because when we lose we try to accept the defeat, but when we win we celebrate. We celebrate in the right moments, for example we celebrated in Napoli when we qualified for the last-16 of the Champions League, you have to do that, but inside. I am the guy who encouraged them to do that, but inside, and after that what happened, happened, hopefully it will not happen again.”When pressed further on his players’ reactions, he replied: “It was correct, believe me. We jumped, because we were happy. People have to understand that we were happy. I think all the teams around the world when they win a derby they are so happy. When we won with Bayern [Munich] we were happy, when we won important games with Barcelona we celebrated. We didn’t do anything exceptional. We always have respect for our opponents.”last_img read more

Shreyas Iyer’s banter with fans on social media proves he has a funny side

Shreyas Iyer’s banter with fans on social media proves he has a funny side

first_img Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMay 3, 2019UPDATED: May 3, 2019 23:07 IST IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer stated that the defeat to Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday was reality check for them.( Courtesy by BCCI)A massive defeat at the hands of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was a reality check for Delhi Capitals (DC), but that did not affect skipper Shreyas Iyer, who showed his funny side in a Q&A session with fans on his Instagram page.DC went into the encounter against CSK on a high after qualifying for the IPL playoffs after seven years but gave a poor account of themselves as MS Dhoni and Co pummelled them by 80 runs.At the post-match presentation ceremony, Iyer said the result was a good reality check for the boys and everybody will be on their toes for the next game.”The way we played was not expected. It’s a good reality check. Everybody will be on their toes in the next game. Wouldn’t blame the abilities of our team but we didn’t play smart cricket,” said Iyer. Shreyas Iyer showed his funny side in a Q&A session on his Instagram page. (Instagram/shreyas41)Later on though, fans saw the funnier side of the 24-year-old who remained tongue-in-cheek throughout his conversation on his Instagram page.”Next question please?” the DC captain asked as a flurry of cheesy questions found Iyer in a different hue.”Which cream do you use during matches?” asked a fan.”Ice-cream,” quipped Iyer.”Aapka favourite captain kaun hai? (Who is your favourite captain)””Captain America,” Iyer responded referring to the popular Marvel character from the Avengers movie franchise. Shreyas Iyer showed his funny side in a Q&A session with fans on his Instagram page. (Instagram/shreyas41)advertisementOn a female fan commenting on Iyer’s good looks, the Mumbai born stylish right-hander said: “Because it’s summer!” when asked why he is so “hot.”Iyer was at his wittiest when someone asked for his autographed bat.”How will I play then?” was Iyer’s reply.Delhi takes on Rajasthan Royals here on Saturday in a bid to seal one of the top two spots in the points table.Also Read | Shreyas Iyer backs Rishabh Pant to play his natural game despite failure against CSKAlso Read | Delhi Capitals and South Africa sweating over Kagiso Rabada’s injury scareFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bykarishma Tags :Follow shreyas iyerFollow Delhi CapitalsFollow IPL 2019 Shreyas Iyer’s banter with fans on social media proves he has a funny sideDelhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer stated that the defeat to Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday was a reality check for them. But that did not affect Iyer, who showed his funny side in a Q&A session on his Instagram page.advertisementlast_img read more

GAC South Africa Taps Into Vessel Lay-Up Opportunities

GAC South Africa Taps Into Vessel Lay-Up Opportunities

first_imgzoom Responding to a growing demand from the oil & gas sector against a background of record low petroleum prices, GAC South Africa has availed of the market situation by adding lay-up and warm stacking to its portfolio of services.According to GAC, ports in South Africa and its neighbour Namibia offer a viable alternative as they combine space to accommodate lay-ups with cheaper costs seeing that more and more vessels are standing idle, with owners and operators seeking cost-effective options to lay them up until suitable employment is found. “With the markets being in the state they are, an ever increasing amount of our customers are looking at affordable lay-up options. Though not good news for the market, it is an opportunity for GAC to offer a service where there previously was none,” GAC South Africa’s Managing Director Eric Barnard says.Ports at which GAC is offering its new service include Cape Town, Ngqura (Coega), Durban and Saldanha Bay in South Africa, as well at the Namibian port Walvis Bay.“There is more to a lay-up or warm stacking than simply dropping anchor and turning the engines off,” GAC stressed, adding that its package of support services includes among other things approval of lay-up arrangements, safety and security matters, preservation and maintenance, vessel and hull inspections.last_img read more

Amrapali diverted homebuyers money to Dhoni Auditors to SC

Amrapali diverted homebuyers money to Dhoni Auditors to SC

first_imgNew Delhi: Amrapali Group had entered into “sham agreements” with Rhiti Sports Management Pvt Ltd (RSMPL), which promotes brand of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, to “illegally divert” home buyers money, the court appointed forensic auditors have told the Supreme Court.The forensic audit report accepted by the top court said Tuesday that Amrapali Sapphire Developers Pvt Ltd had paid Rs 6.52 crore, out of the total amount of Rs 42.22 crore, to RSMPL during 2009-2015. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Several agreements were entered into by Amrapali Group with RSMPL, including one of November 22, 2009, under which Dhoni would make himself available to the chairman for three days along with one representative of RSMPL, it said. “There are no documents held on record for compliance of this condition,” forensic auditors Ravi Bhatia and Pawan Kumar Aggarwal said in their report. “This clearly shows that these Agreements have just been made for payment of amounts to Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited Company are Sham Agreements and made just for making payments to RSMPL,” the report said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K”We feel that home buyers’ money has been diverted illegally and wrongly to RSMPL and should be recovered from them as the said Agreement in our opinion does not stand the test of Law,” the forensic auditors have said in their finding which was noted by a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit in its 270-page verdict. In April this year, Dhoni had moved the apex court seeking protection of his ownership rights on an over 5,500-square feet penthouse he booked 10 year ago in a project of Amrapali Group. The report said that Amrapali Saphire paid Rs 6.52 crore on account of agreements executed by Amrapali CMD Anil Kumar Sharma with RSMPL. “There is no resolution on record authorizing Mr Anil Kumar Sharma, CMD to enter into an agreement on behalf of all Amrapali group of Companies,” the auditors said. The report also dealt with an agreement for sponsorship dated March 20, 2015, under which Amrapali Group of Companies got the right to advertise as Logo Space at various places in the IPL 2015 for Chennai Super Kings. “It is observed that this Agreement is on plain paper and executed only between Amrapali and Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited and there are no signatories on behalf of Chennai Super Kings to this Agreement. No Resolution in favour of Arun Pandey, Signatory of Rhiti Sports Management Private Limited is attached with the said Agreement,” the auditors said. They said Dhoni, whose wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni, was a director in Amrapali Mahi Developers Pvt Ltd, was the brand ambassador of Amrapali group and carried out a number of transactions with respect to endorsement of its projects. He has entered in agreements with other group company as well. It said Amrapali Mahi Developers Pvt Ltd was incorporated for development of a project in Ranchi and an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also entered between the parties.last_img read more

Paul McCartney And Robbie Williams Record Celebrity Charity Single

Paul McCartney And Robbie Williams Record Celebrity Charity Single

first_imgA number of stars have joined together to recorded a version of He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother for the The Justice Collective for Hillsborough, with all proceeds from single sales going towards the Hillsborough Families’ legal costs in their fight for justice.Among the stars who have donated their time to recording the charity single are Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Paloma Faith, Eliza Doolittle, Beverley Knight, Melanie C, Andy Brown (Lawson), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Mick Jones (The Clash), Peter Hooton (The Farm), Chris Sharrock (Beady Eye / Oasis), Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze), Ren Harvieu, Dave McCabe (The Zutons), Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Hollie Cook, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), John Power (Cast) and Gerry Marsden (Gerry and the Pacemakers).The Hillsborough Tragedy happened in 1989, when 96 people were killed and 766 were injured during a crush at the FA Cup semi-final match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield.The single will be released on December 17, and you can pre-order the single for mobile download by texting ‘JUSTICE’ to 80010.last_img read more

Stars Back Exciting CharityVideo Online Platform

Stars Back Exciting CharityVideo Online Platform

first_img“Chideo” (charity + video), an interactive online platform founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Todd Wagner, launched this week.Designed to mobilize the way consumers give to charity, Chideo connects fans to the celebrities they love through exclusive video content that can only be accessed on the platform. Inviting users to watch things change, Wagner’s latest venture leverages what’s possible when technology, entertainment and social media join forces in the spirit of doing good – it’s one-of-a-kind video content with a conscience.Chideo empowers fans by giving them a voice in content creation as celebrity participants generate videos largely drawn from the suggestions made by fans on Chideo. Fans are encouraged to vote on each other’s ideas and share them with their friends and family. The more votes an idea receives, the more likely it is to be brought to life by their favorite personalities. With nearly 60 celebrities and more than 50 charities involved in its platform’s launch, Chideo will continue adding more names in the coming weeks.Confirmed notable participants include: Bill Clinton, Clint Black, Michael Bolton, Bradley Cooper, Don Henley, KISS, LL Cool J, Linkin Park, Chris Paul, Debby Ryan, Darius Rucker, Rainn Wilson, Geena Davis, Greg Grunberg, Nigel Lythgoe, Dot Marie Jones, Tavis Smiley, Keke Palmer, Holly Robinson-Peete and many more.“Chideo is about tapping into the potential of social connection and digital content to complement traditional charity funding models,” said Chideo founder Todd Wagner. “Video is primarily a one-way engagement, and our platform empowers fans who can now play a significant role in content creation. We want to provide fans with exclusive entertainment and celebrity access, while fostering an opportunity for charities to reach a wider audience and engage with supporters year-round.”Chideo offers personality-driven videos (or “chideos”) created by top entertainers and influencers from more than a dozen categories including film, television, sports, music, fashion, food and literature. Chideo’s sleek design and user-friendly features further optimize the fan experience – making it easy, fun and convenient to discover one-of-a-kind video content. With the option to donate-and-watch, users can “unlock” content while simultaneously supporting the charities their favorite public figures care about. Chideo enables users to: search unique video content (by personality, charity, what’s trending or most recent); vote on topics for future chideos; and suggest creative ideas of their own that can also be shared across social networks.Chideo is available for users at www.chideo.com. Users can simply join Chideo by logging in through their email, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! or Google+ account.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

TIFFANY HADDISH CLAIMS SHE LOST 100000 WHEN DRAKE STOOD HER UP

TIFFANY HADDISH CLAIMS SHE LOST 100000 WHEN DRAKE STOOD HER UP

first_img Facebook Login/Register With: Tiffany Haddish. [Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com] AB1 / Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com Advertisement Twitter “I would like to date,” the 38-year-old said. “I really don’t have a lot of time for it, but when somebody asks me out on a date that I’m interested in and like hanging out with, I will clear the schedule! I will make some time!”She also went on to share that she has a “d–k pic” book, jokingly adding: “I was doing research, so basically, I’m a scientist – a pienaltologist (sic). LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Drake asked Tiffany Haddish out on a date but then cancelled on her at the last minute.The comedian appeared as a guest on the latest episode of her Girls Trip co-star Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch online series Red Table Talk and revealed that she had been texting with Drake about a dinner date.“He was like, ‘Let me take you to dinner,’” Tiffany said. “I was like, ‘That sounds good’ and he was like, ‘OK, cool, cool we’ll make it work,’ right? So, I block all this time off. Like, shoot, I’m gonna get my moustache waxed, you know what I’m saying? Get my armpits waxed, got me a nice little dress.” Advertisement However, the date never came to pass because Drake, 31, had to return to Canada to be with his family.“Then I’m like, ‘So, what time we heading out, are you sending a car, like, where we going?’” she continued. “He’s like, ‘Oh man, my bad, family emergency I’m in Canada right now.’ And I was like ‘OK! OK!’ I could of made a hundred thousand dollars today. But I was trying to see what that D do, but all right, not gonna do that one.”I could of made a hundred thousand dollars today.TIFFANY HADDISHTiffany, who recently appeared in Drake’s star-studded Nice for What music video, told Jada that she would like to find love but she doesn’t have much available time following her career-making role in 2017’s Girls Trip as she now has back-to-back work commitments.last_img read more

RCMP release cell phone conversation containing mans voice in hopes of solving

RCMP release cell phone conversation containing mans voice in hopes of solving

first_imgAPTN National NewsEDMONTON–RCMP investigators with an Alberta missing persons task force have taken the rare step of releasing a cell phone recording of a man’s voice in hopes it would lead to solving the two year-old disappearance of Amber Tuccaro.Project KARE investigators released the cell phone recording of Tuccaro, 21, and the unidentified man during a press conference Friday in Edmonton.“We know that the voice on the tape belongs to a man who was in (Tuccaro’s) company after she was last seen, so identifying him is a critical piece in our investigation,” said RCMP Staff-Sgt. Gerard MacNeil, in a statement. “We want the public to go online and listen to his voice. Our hope is that someone out there will recognize him and call us.”Tuccaro was a mother to a 14 month-old son at the time of her disappearance. She was last seen on Aug. 18, 2010, after she left a hotel in Nisku, Alta., in hopes of catching a ride into Edmonton.Between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuccaro got into a vehicle driven by an unknown man. While she was in the vehicle someone phoned Tuccaro who was overheard asking the unknown man where they were going.“Where are we by?” says Tuccaro.“We’re just heading south of Beaumont or north of Beaumont.”Tuccaro again asks, “Yo, where are we going?”The man is heard saying, “The back roads.”Tuccaro responds saying, “Are you fucking kidding me?”The man says, “No, I’m not kidding you.”Tuccaro gets increasingly agitated.“You better not take, you better not be taking me anywhere I don’t wanna go. I wanna go into the city. Okay?” she says.She keeps asking him where they are driving to.The man claims they’re going to “East” 50th St.Then Tuccaro appears to ask what they’re driving on and the man says “gravel.”The conversation ends.RCMP investigators believe that Tuccaro was driven south and east of Nisku, into rural Leduc County.“Subsequent to this phone conversation ending, no one has seen or heard from Amber,” said RCMP Const. Ray Shelton, in the video presentation of the cell phone recordings.The RCMP believes rather than driving into the city of Edmonton, the male took Tuccaro south and east of Nisku.Tuccaro is described as being 5’6 in height and weighing about 144 lbs with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone who can identify the voice on the tape or can provide any information about Tuccaro’s disappearance is asked to call Project KARE toll free at 1-877-5273 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Edmonton residents can reach KARE at 780-509-3356.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,540.60, up 56.05 points).Aphria Inc. (TSX:APHA). Health care. Up $1.36, or 13.53 per cent, to $11.41 on 14 million shares.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 22 cents, or 2.42 per cent, to $9.30 on 11.7 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Up five cents, or 2.58 per cent, to $1.99 on 11.5 million shares.First Quantum Materials Ltd. (TSX:FM). Materials. Up 98 cents, or 6.89 per cent, to $15.21 on 8.4 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Energy. Down 18 cents, or 1.96 per cent, to $9.02 on 7.8 million shares.Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX). Materials. Up 42 cents, or 2.45 per cent, to $17.59 on 7 million shares.Companies reporting:Resolute Forest Products Inc. (TSX:RFP) — Resolute shares fell by 12.4 per cent to $10.41 in Thursday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange after the company released fourth quarter results. The company, which reports in U.S. dollars, says it had a net income of $36 million, or 38 cents per diluted share for the quarter ending Dec. 31, compared with net income of $13 million or 14 cents per share for the same period a year earlier. Excluding special items including the sale of two U.S. facilities, net income was $4 million or four cents per diluted share, down from $14 million or 15 cents per share for the fourth quarter in 2017. The Canadian Press read more

Ebooks platform comes to Brock Library

Ebooks platform comes to Brock Library

By Justine Cotton, liaison librarianOn Christmas Day in 2009, Amazon sold more digital books than print for the first time in its history [1]. From the growth of available content to the technology that powers them, e-books are gaining popularity among readers and will have a tremendous impact on academic research.The Brock Library is pleased to introduce faculty, staff and students to the exciting new Scholars Portal E-Books platform. This new interface integrates content from commercial publishers with e-books in the public domain, making it one of the largest e-book platforms in existence. It provides access to a growing number of titles (currently over 40,000) from commercial publishers, including material from esteemed publishing houses such as Oxford, Cambridge, Springer, and Elsevier. In addition, 200,000 open access titles from the Internet Archive Project (including a number of books from Brock’s Special Collections and Archives) may be browsed, searched, and read online.The Scholars Portal E-Books platform offers a number of innovations, including sophisticated navigation tools with links to related books and journal articles, the ability to print and download book sections, to browse by subject, and to download citations. Faculty who wish to use e-books in their courses may embed them in Sakai using the permalink feature.The E-Books Platform is being developed as an expansion of Scholars Portal by the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), with funding support from the provincial government, to strengthen the research infrastructure for faculty and students in Ontario universities. It takes great strides towards enhancing the ‘discoverability’ and the functionality of electronic books and will continue to add new capabilities and expanded content. With services such as E-Journals, , E-Books, RACER Interlibrary Loan, Refworks, and the Geospatial Portal (currently under development), Scholars Portal provides the backbone for the Ontario digital library infrastructure.For more information about how to use the new Scholars Portal E-Books Platform, please watch our video below and contact your liaison librarian with any questions or comments.[1] Ante, S.E. (2010). Trying to avert a digital horror story. BusinessWeek, (4162), 50-52. read more

2 erasable epaper aims to replace paper

2 erasable epaper aims to replace paper

first_imgThe paperless office is a myth. We all still need to print stuff out occasionally, but a new form of e-paper may go a long way towards replacing the paper sheets we put in our printers and use once before recycling.The new flexible e-paper is called i2R e-Paper and can be printed on using a thermal printer. It can also be wiped in the same way, or just by supplying electricity to the sheet. That reuse could save on a lot of paper, especially as one sheet is good for 260 re-prints and they only cost $2 each at A4 size.Compare that to 500 sheets of printer paper that can cost anywhere between $4-$8 and the price is comparable, you just don’t get the same level of waste. The one thing we’d like to know though, is how easy it is to recycle the i2R sheets once they have gone past their usable lifespan?The i2R e-paper is so cheap compared to say, the Kindle e-paper display, because it is manufactured in a way that does not require electrodes. Instead, a sheet of plastic is covered in cholestric liquid crystal. The sheets can achieve 300pdi and display multple colors, but only require power in the form of heat to change them. Once printed they retain the print, meaning an ID badge or not often changed check list is an ideal use.The team behind the e-paper at the Industrial Technology Research Institute hopes that i2R will be used not just as an alternative to A4 paper, but scaled up to replace many of the advertisng boards we see. Only having to replace the sheet every 260th advert could save a significant amount of money and waste if it was done on a large enough scale.Head on over to the Reuters YouTube page for a video showcasing the e-paper. Unfortunately they’ve disabled embedding otherwise we’d have it here for you to watch.Read more at Reuters and ITRIMatthew’s OpinionWhether i2R e-paper can be recycled depends on the type of plastic being used, as I often see packaging that states no method has been found yet for recycling it. Lets just hope it can be, and this paper replacement instantly looks a lot friendlier for the environment.The other way this could be a greener product is to increase the number of times it can be printed on. Get the total up to 500 or 1,000 reprints, and you’ve got a product that easily outperforms a sheet of paper on cost.What’s clear is this isn’t a true alternative to paper. Sure, it does the job for a quick printout, but you can’t get the same quality as a printed paper sheet because it has a glossy finish. So it certainly has a place, but can’t beat real paper for all types of prints.last_img read more

Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices that users cant undo

Wikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices that users cant undo

first_imgWikileaks releases CIA hacks of Apple devices (that users can’t undo) Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users as they require physical access to devices. Share51 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 23,493 Views Mar 23rd 2017, 9:57 PM Thursday 23 Mar 2017, 9:57 PM By Associated Press 9 Comments https://jrnl.ie/3303910 Short URL NEW DOCUMENTS FROM Wikileaks point to an apparent CIA programme to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn’t disable by resetting their devices.Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. They say that many of the tricks are older – the iPhone hack involves the 3G model from 2008, for instance.The techniques also typically require physical access to devices, something the CIA would use only for targeted individuals, not a broader population.“The most notable part of this latest Wikileaks release is that it shows the CIA doing exactly what we pay them to – exploit specific targets with limited attacks to support our national interests,” said Rich Mogull, CEO of the security research firm Securosis.Apple didn’t respond to a request for comment.The CIA has not commented on the authenticity of this and earlier Wikileaks revelations, but has previously said it complies with a legal prohibition against electronic surveillance “targeting individuals here at home, including our fellow Americans.”The agency declined further comment today.Document dump Source: Mark Schiefelbein/PA ImagesThe leaks today come about two weeks after Wikileaks published thousands of alleged CIA documents describing hacking tools it said the government employed to break into computers, mobile phones and even smart TVs from companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung.The latest disclosures are much more focused and consist of just 12 documents, all involving Apple products.The documents describe techniques for rewriting devices’ firmware in ways that would maintain a hacker’s access even if a user resets a phone or computer to factory settings.Doing so wipes out all apps and the operating system and installs a clean version; it is an extreme measure sometimes used to deal with technical problems, but is also the sort of step that someone suspicious of surveillance might take when getting a brand new phone.A December 2008 document describes ‘NightSkies’, a tool apparently designed to target the iPhone 3G; the document claims it can retrieve files such as contact lists and call logs and execute other commands.Wikileaks suggested in a press release that the “CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain of its targets since at least 2008.”However, the document describes only how to install the malware on a “factory fresh” version of the 3G – specifically, the iPhone 3G running the 2.1 version of Apple’s operating system, both of which are now nine years old.Caveats galoreBut infecting all phones somewhere in the manufacturing process would be extremely difficult, said Mogull, especially given multiple layers of inspections conducted by Apple and its contractors.At most, he said, the CIA might have shipped a rogue phone individually to a target.And while it’s possible that the CIA developed similar techniques for later iPhone models, Mogull said iPhones from the past few years have much greater security, including digital security certificates that cannot be overwritten. A flag would be raised during the setup process if certificates do not match.Johannes Ullrich, director of the Internet Storm Center at the SANS Institute, said NightSkies might not even be a current project given that the document was last updated in 2008, while the leaks appear to have come in 2016.Other documents released describe similar exploits for Mac computers. One hides in the firmware of Apple’s Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter and requires someone to plug in that adapter to install the malware.Another targets a specific Mac model, the MacBook Air with the Leopard version of the Mac OS system — current at the time, but now seven generations old.Ullrich said the Mac exploits all appear old. He added that some of the Thunderbolt issues have been fixed to make the hack more difficult to pull off.Read: WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents ‘hacked from CIA’Read: TVs used to spy on people? Tech industry keen to reassure public following Wikileaks hacklast_img read more

The Orville Showed Everyone Exactly What Kind of Show it Is

The Orville Showed Everyone Exactly What Kind of Show it Is

first_imgStay on target The Orville has been a puzzling show for its first two episodes. Marketed as a joke-filled Family Guy-style comedy in space, it was surprising to find something much more subdued. There are dick and fart jokes to be sure, but there aren’t nearly as many as the show’s TV spots lead us to believe. The ones that are there feel almost obligatory. Like Seth MacFarlane really wanted to make a serious Star Trek: The Next Generation remake and was forced to put jokes in it, either by his own lack of confidence in the idea or by a network hoping to avoid getting sued by claiming parody. Whatever the reason, it made for a tonally weird show.Last night, The Orville moved to its regular Thursday night timeslot and delivered its first stab at the kind of thoughtful, allegorical sci-fi Star Trek is celebrated for. It went… better than I expected, actually. After hearing reactions from critics who saw it early, I was ready for this episode to be The Orville’s “Code of Honor.” (For anyone not well-versed in Trek history, that was TNG’s infamous, embarrassingly racist first season episode, over which a writer was fired.) “About of Girl” wasn’t quite that bad. This episode picks up right where last Sunday’s left off. Bortus and Klyden, members of a purportedly all-male species, have just given birth to a girl. Since being born female is seen as a birth defect, they want to give the baby a sex change. Basically, everyone else on the ship is against it. They all try different methods of convincing Bortus that being a girl is OK. The one that works, oddly enough, is showing him the Rankin-Bass Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer special. This show’s obsession with 20th-century pop culture grows less plausible by the episode. Was there really no notable art created between the year 2000 and 24xx? Is this entire ship made up of people that only watch/listen to “the classics?” In any case, it at least leads to a couple of decent jokes. It’s funny to hear Bortus make impassioned speeches about the importance of Rudolph’s tale.Deobia Oparei, Adrianne Palicki and Seth MacFarlane (Cr: Michael Becker/FOX.)This is the least joke-filled episode The Orville has had so far. Instead, it’s an earnest shot at a Trek-style sociological debate. The question it asks is, is it ethical to force a child to grow up in a society that shuns her if you have the option to prevent it? Surprisingly, it handles the cultural relativism debate pretty well, acknowledging that there really is no easy answer to the question, even if we find the idea of performing a sex change on an infant reprehensible. This is an episode that swung for the fences and took a big risk with its story. It didn’t pay off completely, but I respect it for trying. If nothing else, it made for a much more interesting episode than either of the previous two.The whole thing falls apart in a couple of different ways. First, by conflating gender with biology. The two are not the same thing, and the episode treats them as though they are. It’s never part of the debate. In fact, the episode, despite the loaded subject matter, doesn’t seem to be interested in talking about trans issues at all. It awkwardly pivots the allegory into a debate over circumcision. There’s one moment where Bortus’s mate, Klyden reveals that he was born female and was grateful that his parents gave him the surgery. That’s a really interesting detail that’s just glossed over. First of all, it implies that Moclan females are born much more frequently than we’ve been told. Second, it gave the episode a chance to dive into Klyden’s background. How did being born biologically female shape his adolescence, his feelings about himself growing up in a society where being a woman is seen as a birth defect? None of that is explored at all, and it’s a real missed opportunity.J Lee, Halston Sage and Seth MacFarlane (Cr: Jordin Althaus/FOX)Then, during the classic Trek-style trial, we learn that this all-male society thinks of women as weaker and less intelligent than men, and that’s why they consider it a birth defect. The trial then sets about proving that woman can be smarter and stronger than men, instead of asking the bigger question. Why do they think that? How did an all-male society get this idea? With no women around, how would a stereotype even form? It felt like the writers were ascribing known human sexist prejudices to this alien race, without really thinking about what kind of society an all (or mostly) male species would create. Instead of picking apart what gender means in our society and in a hypothetical one, the writers relied on established tropes. The Moclans were reduced to strawmen. I know it sounds like I’m asking for a lot from MacFarlane, but if he wants to make Trek, I’m going to judge it like it’s Trek.The episode ends on a downer. Despite Captain Mercer revealing that the greatest Moclan writer to ever live is a woman living in exile, nothing changes. The procedure is carried out, Bortus and Klyden have a damaged relationship, but Bortus promises to love his child whatever he (or she) chooses to be. I feel like the show cheated us out of a future story that could be something special. What does it look like for a Moclin to grow up as a young girl? What happens as a uniformly patriarchal society begins to change. We’ll never know now, because neither of those things happened. So what was the point of this episode?Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki (Cr: Michael Becker/FOX.)In different ways, this was both the best and worst episode of The Orville so far. It’s no wonder it’s so polarizing. It’s the best because it succeeds in breaking out of the box the first two episodes put it in. It finally showed us exactly what kind of series it wants to be. It’s not a parody of Trek, it wants to be Trek, and it’s willing to take some risks to get there. That’s admirable. Given that, I don’t even mind the occasional joke. The show just needs to work on how it delivers them. As of now, they seem to come out of nowhere. Like somebody started writing a completely different show in the middle of a scene. Once they get that worked out, The Orville could become a fine Trek-alike.“About a Girl” was also the worst episode because for everything it tried, Seth MacFarlane just doesn’t have the vocabulary or nuance to handle a topic like this. He makes some avoidable mistakes, risks coming across as transphobic, then changes the subject to something easier to handle. In the hands of a better writer, this maybe could have been the Trek-style allegory it was trying to be. Then again, that writer might not have taken on a story about an infant sex change in the first place. The Orville showed us all what kind of show it wants to be. Hopefully, this episode is just a growing pain on the way there.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. How Designers Achieved the Sci-Fi Sound Magic of ‘The Orville’The Orville Brings a Much Better Trailer to SDCC last_img read more

Game of Thrones Recreated in 300Foot Embroidered Tapestry

Game of Thrones Recreated in 300Foot Embroidered Tapestry

first_img Who would’ve thought that blood, sex, and embroidery could come together in a beautiful way? But yes, they can, because it’s Game of Thrones.In a Belfast, Northern Ireland museum, a team of embroiderers have come together to depict all eight seasons of the hit HBO drama, complete with gory decapitations, blood red weddings, and grisly battles, in a 300-foot (90-meter) tapestry.The recreation is being displayed at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.The show was produced and mainly filmed in studios in Belfast and in the Northern Irish countryside.“A tapestry is, more than anything else, a great storytelling device,” Valerie Wilson, costume and textiles curator at National Museums Northern Ireland, told Agence-France Presse (AFP).“The length of the tapestry allows the story to unfold, so in many ways it’s the perfect medium for telling the story of the Game of Thrones project.”The tapestry is created in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered cloth nearly 230 feet long, which depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England concerning William, Duke of Normandy, and Harold, Earl of Wessex, later King of England, and culminating in the Battle of Hastings.“This tapestry references the Bayeux Tapestry in that it has a series of repeated icons through it,” Wilson told AFP.A team of 30 embroiderers worked on the tapestry for two years. The panels of the piece are woven by machine before the finishing touches are stitched by hand to depict the characters and highlights from the show, which hit the screens in 2011 and ended in May.Since it depicts scenes of sex and violence (just like the actual show), the museum display comes with a warning: “Due to the depiction of graphic scenes, viewing of the tapestry is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.”The Game of Thrones tapestry is on display at the Ulster Museum through July 28, 2019. It will then travel to France, where it will hang next to the next to the actual Bayeux Tapestry.View as: One Page Slides1. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesEmbroidered scenes on the tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ are on display at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on July 5, 2019. 2. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesEmbroidered scenes on the tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ are on display at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on July 5, 2019. 3. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesEmbroidered scenes on the tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ are on display at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on July 5, 2019. 4. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesEmbroiderers work on the final section of a tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Ulster Museum.5. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesEmbroiderers work on the final section of a tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Ulster Museum.6. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesEmbroiderers work on the final section of a tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Ulster Museum.7. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesVisitors look at completed sections of a tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on July 5, 2019.8. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesVisitors look at completed sections of a tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on July 5, 2019.9. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesVisitors look at completed sections of a tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones’ at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on July 5, 2019.10. Photo Credit: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty ImagesRoisin Aiston, one of the embroiderers working on the final section of a tapestry depicting the hit television series ‘Game of Thrones,’ poses at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on July 5, 2019.More on Geek.com:Watch: Artist Robert Ball Captures ‘Game of Thrones’ Deaths in Illustrations‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Raise More Than $125,000 for Cast’s CharitiesExclusive: We Learn More About ‘Game of Thrones’ Mobile Game ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… Stay on targetlast_img read more

Bahamas Ambassador to US officially welcomed by US President Donald Trump

Bahamas Ambassador to US officially welcomed by US President Donald Trump

first_imgPhoto credit: Oswald Brown Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, December 4, 2017 – Washington, DC – His Excellency Sidney Collie presented letters of credence to United States President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday, November 29, officially accrediting him as Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the United States of America.    In his presentation to President Trump, Collie highlighted the shared history and cultural, social and economic relationship between The Bahamas and the United States of America.The countries’ close ties were also emphasized by President Trump, who expressed his willingness to work with Ambassador Collie “to advance our common agenda and deepen the very strong relations between our countries”.    Collie also serves as Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the Organization of American States, headquartered in Washington, D.C.   He previously served as High Commissioner of The Bahamas to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from 2009-2012.#MagneticMediaNews#AmbassadorColliewelcomedbyPresidentTrumpcenter_img Related Items:#AmbassadorColliewelcomedbyPresidentTrump, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Have You Received a Survey Invite From ASA

Have You Received a Survey Invite From ASA

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) has been doing survey work with key groups as part of the process of developing a new multi-year strategic plan, and ASA farmer leaders are strongly encouraging your response if you have received an online survey invite.“We are asking for input from all levels of interaction with ASA – members, the board of directors, state soybean association presidents and executives, industry partners and ASA staff,” said Steve Wellman, Chair of the ASA Strategic Planning Committee. “We want feedback on existing ASA structures and services, as well as thoughts about what ASA needs to consider for the future.”Client First Associates, Inc. is conducting the survey work and completing an environmental scan to gather information to assist ASA with the strategic planning process.“I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for everyone who received an ASA survey invite to complete the survey,” said Ray Gaesser, President of ASA. “Gathering comments and ideas from our key constituencies is vital to the process of effectively planning the association’s future direction.”The Strategic Planning Committee is scheduled to meet in July to consider all that has been learned from the survey work and environmental scan. Development will continue in coming months with a goal of completing a new ASA strategic plan by the end of 2014 or early 2015.last_img read more

Farwest delays port land purchase

Farwest delays port land purchase

first_imgo Previously: Farwest Steel Corp. agreed to purchase 20 acres from the Port of Vancouver for$5 million.o What’s new: The purchase, scheduled to close on Feb. 6, is being postponed for up to 98 days.o What’s next: Port officials expect the deal to go through by late March or early April.Farwest Steel Corp. wants more time to complete its purchase of a 20-acre parcel the Port of Vancouver sold to the company about five months ago in hopes of creating jobs. It’s a move port officials said doesn’t surprise them and that is allowed under a contract between Farwest and the port.Farwest plans to build a 341,327-square-foot steel fabrication plant on the 20-acre site and to eventually employ 228 workers there. The Eugene-Ore.-based company wants to complete construction of the facility in late 2011 or early 2012. The company still thinks that schedule will work, Theresa Wagner, the port’s communication manager, said Monday.However, the company wants extra time on the project.The delay will come with a cost. Under the terms of the purchase-and-sale agreement between Farwest and the port, Farwest had until Feb. 6 to close on the 20 acres the port sold it in August 2010. The agreement did allow Farwest to take an extra 98 days, at a cost of $500-per-extra day until the deal closes. Farwest has opted to take the extension, Wagner said. The extension fee is nonrefundable, but will be applied to the $5 million purchase price. If Farwest ultimately decides to back out of the deal, it would forfeit to the port whatever amount it ends up paying in extension fees.Port of Vancouver officials said they don’t believe it will come to that. Executive Director Larry Paulson said he believes Farwest will close on the property either by the end of March or the beginning of April. Paulson declined to say what prompted Farwest to delay its pursuit of a building permit, saying only that “we hit kind of a stumbling block that we had to work through.”last_img read more