Tommy Elphick insists Villa must improve defensively

first_imgAston Villa defender Tommy Elphick insists the team must improve defensively in order to get their promotion challenge back on track.Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Hull City saw Villa fall into the bottom half of the Sky Bet Championship, now seven points behind the top six.Goals from James Chester and Tammy Abraham earned a point for the hosts after Hull took advantage of some poor defending to race to a 2-0 lead courtesy of goals from Jarrod Bowen and Evandro.Dean Smith’s men now possess one of the worst defensive records in the division, having conceded 16 in their last six home games.However, Elphick believes a top-six finish is still possible and admits they must stop giving away easy goals.He said, according to Express&Star:Brad Smith is loving his time at MLS Manuel R. Medina – August 27, 2019 Smith has been loaned from AFC Bournemouth to Seattle Sounders for a whole season, and the Australian footballer is enjoying his time there.“They do all seem to be similar – we get caught on the counter or get caught after a mistake.”“We just need to wise up a little bit. The way we are trying to play, we are always going to be susceptible to being countered and conceding goals.”“But I’ve had success playing this way at Bournemouth. We had the second-best defense in the league that season. That is where we want to be.”He continued: “When you see the intensity that we pressed within the second half on Saturday, it just makes it so much easier for us to get onto the front foot.”“When that pressing is broken down, we need to become a little bit savvier and more streetwise and fall into our shape a little bit quicker and make it harder for teams to score.”“We are giving stupid goals away that isn’t good enough for us to be up in the top six at the moment”last_img read more

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Attend the Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party to celebrate success

first_imgThe Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2017 is fast approaching, with the annual industry event now less than a month away.This year’s event will take place on Friday 9 June, bringing together HR, benefits and reward professionals to recognise and celebrate innovative benefits schemes and strategies.The event will provide an opportunity for attendees to network with colleagues, peers, and industry leaders, and find out the winning organisations from across 20 different award categories. This includes categories such as benefits team of the year, best financial wellbeing strategy, and best benefits to support diversity and inclusion, in addition to the coveted Employee benefits professional of the year award and the Grand Prix.The awards ceremony will take place over a gourmet three-course lunch. The ceremony will be followed by the summer party, complete with fairground rides, dodgems, and stall-style games for all to enjoy.The Employee Benefits Awards and Summer Party 2017 will take place on Friday 9 June at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London.See the full awards category shortlists.For more information or to book your table.last_img read more

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WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS Trips Galore Including NH Turkey Train Vine To Wine

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is information about some upcoming trips organized by the Wilmington Recreation Department.New Hampshire Turkey Train – Saturday, October 20: $86. Enjoy the change of seasons on this trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Upon arrival in Meredith, board the Scenic Railroad Dining Car for a full course Hart’s Turkey Farm luncheon as you travel the scenic shores of Lake Winnipesauke. Add some local sightseeing with stops at a farm stand and a candy store to complete this delicious day!Vine to Wine Delight – Saturday, November 3: $86. We depart Wilmington for our first stop, the Kringle Candle Company. Founded by the son of the founder of Yankee Candle, the Kringle Candle line unites the traditional and the new. Lunch is served at Honora Winery & Vineyard, followed by a tour and wine tasting. Lastly, we will visit the Putney Mountain Winery, known for fruit wines, sparkling wine and Putney Bubbly sparkling juices.Christmas Amoré – Tuesday, December 4: $95. After a sell-out at Carnegie Hall, the Sicilian Tenors are ready to bring the joy of the holiday season to life through song. Join us for an incredibly heartfelt and tender Christmas show at the Danversport Yacht Club. This is a great opportunity to get “in the spirit” of the holiday season!An American Bandstand, New Year’s Eve Day – Monday, December 31: $94. Ring in the New Year early on this new motor coach trip to Lake Pearl in Wrentham. The Tom LaMark orchestra will perform live. They feature great music from the Swing Era, the best in Ballroom Dancing, our favorite Line Dances and the best of American Bandstand from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It’s time to dust off your dancing shoes!The Recreation Department’s complete newsletter is on the Town’s website at Click on the Recreation prompt to explore the many programs this department has to offer. The Department’s newsletter, Recreation Matters, is updated quarterly – February, May, August and November.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the town’s latest Town Topics newsletter.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Day Trip To New York City On October 19In “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Registration Now Open For SNL Flag Football & Rec BasketballIn “Community”WILMINGTON REC REMINDERS: Northeast Historical Tour in September; Vermont Day Trip In OctoberIn “Community”last_img read more

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Shell Gets Final Approval To Drill Into OilBearing Rock in the Chukchi

first_imgThe Fennica and its yellow capping stack in Alaska’s Dutch Harbor on July 18. (KUCB/John Ryan photo)The Obama administration approved Arctic oil drilling Monday.Download AudioThe Interior Department gave final approval to Shell Oil to drill into oil-bearing rocks at the company’s “Burger J” drilling site. The company has until late September to complete this summer’s exploratory drilling. Megan Baldino is a Shell spokesperson:“Our plan is to make the most of the time that we have in theater, and whatever we don’t accomplish this summer, we can potentially… do in 2016.”Shell’s Polar Pioneer rig began drilling on July 30.  But Shell couldn’t get permission to drill into oil-bearing layers until its missing icebreaker and the well-capping stack on its stern returned from the Lower 48. Greg Julian is a spokesperson for the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement“Now that the capping stack is on hand, Shell is allowed to drill into potential oil-bearing zones, [at the Burger J site.]” BSEE spokesman Greg Julian said.Federal inspectors have been living on board both of Shell’s Arctic drill rigs for the past two weeks of shallow drilling.“Nothing noteworthy to report,” Julian said. “Things are going smoothly.”That icebreaker, the Fennica, hit a rock on its way out of Dutch Harbor on July 3. It then sailed to Oregon for repairs. Greenpeace protesters swinging beneath a Portland bridge further delayed the Fennica. Environmentalists reacted with dismay to the Obama administration’s announcement. [Today’s/Monday’s] Approval of Arctic oil drilling comes a few days after the president announced that his upcoming visit to Alaska would focus on his push to fight climate change.Annie Leonard is the head of Greenpeace USA.“Obama’s relation with climate is a little schizophrenic… doesn’t make sense to recognize what a serious problem climate change is and then….drilling in the Arctic. You’re either on one side or the other.”The President will visit Alaska at the end of this month. The White House video promoting Obama’s trip as part of his legacy of leadership on protecting the climate did not mention his Administration’s support for Arctic drilling.last_img read more

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Lower courts reject Khaleda bail pleas

first_imgBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. Prothom Alo File PhotoTwo separate courts in Dhaka rejected the bail petitions filed by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in two cases—for celebrating ‘fake’ birthday and for undermining the country’s map, national flag and the liberation war.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Md Khurshid Alam rejected the bail petition of Khaleda Zia in the case filed for celebrating the ‘fake’ birthday while Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Md Ahsan Habib rejected the plea in the other case, reports UNB.On 21 June, the two courts fixed 5 July to pass their orders on the bail petitions of Khaleda Zia in the two cases.Khaleda’s lawyers advocate Sanaullah Miah filed the petitions before the courts on 12 April.On 17 November 2016, a Dhaka court issued an arrest warrant against Khaleda Zia in the case filed for celebrating ‘fake’ birthday on the National Mourning Day on 15 August.Former joint general secretary of Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Gazi Jahirul Islam filed the case with the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court accusing Khaleda of provoking people by celebrating her ‘false’ birthday on 15 August.The case was filed under sections 198 and 469 of the Code of Criminal Procedures (CrPC).In his complaint, Jahirul Islam said Khaleda’s date of birth was mentioned as 15 August 1946 in her latest passport while 9 August 1944 in her marriage registration and 5 September 1946, in her SSC mark sheet.On 3 November 2016, president of Jananetri Parishad, a pro-Awami League organisation, AB Siddique, filed the other case with a court accusing Khaleda of undermining the country’s map, the national flag and the liberation war.On 8 February last, a special court in Dhaka sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. Since then she has been kept in Old Dhaka Central Jail.last_img read more

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We still love NZ says Christchurch mosque Imam

first_imgPeople write on a sign at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 16 March 2019. Photo: ReutersAn imam who was leading prayers at a Christchurch mosque when a gunman brandishing semi-automatic weapons mowed down his congregation said Saturday that the Muslim community’s love for New Zealand would not be shaken by the massacre.”We still love this country,” said Ibrahim Abdul Halim, imam of Linwood Mosque, vowing that extremists would “never ever touch our confidence”.Halim gave a harrowing account of the moment during Friday prayers when gunshots rang out in the mosque, replacing peaceful reflection with screaming, bloodshed and death.”Everyone laid down on the floor, and some women started crying, some people died immediately,” he said.But, he said, New Zealand Muslims still felt at home in the south Pacific nation.A boy places flowers at a memorial as a tribute to victims of the mosque attacks, near a police line outside Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 16 March 2019. Photo: Reuters”My children live here” he said, adding, “we are happy”.He said the majority of New Zealanders “are very keen to support all of us, to give us full solidarity”, describing how strangers exchanged hugs with him on Saturday.”They start to… give me big hug, and give me more solidarity. This is something very important.”The attacks on two mosques by a right-wing extremist left 49 people dead.last_img read more

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Whats Coming to Hulu in January 2019

first_imgJan. 2Drinking BuddiesLethal Weapon: Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere (FOX)The Gifted:  Season 2 Mid-Season Premiere (FOX)Jan. 3 24 Hours to Hell & Back: Season 2 Premiere (FOX)Support the GirlsThe Masked Singer: Season 1 Premiere (FOX)The UnicornThe X-Files: Complete Season 11Jan. 4Gotham:  Season 5 Premiere (FOX)Sherlock GnomesThe Titan Games: Series Premiere (NBC)Jan. 5AnnihilationFresh off the Boat: Season 5 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Speechless: Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)The OvernightJan. 6Disaster MovieJan. 7America Funniest Home Videos: Season 29 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Lodge 49: Complete Season 1Shark Tank: Season 10 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Jan. 8Alright NowAmerica’s Got Talent: The Champions: Series Premiere (NBC)Manifest: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)The CommuterThe Bachelor: Season 23 Premiere (ABC)The Last AirbenderJan. 9Black-ish: Season 5 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Ellen’s Game of Games: Season 2 Premiere (NBC)Good Trouble: Series Premiere (Freeform)New Amsterdam: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)Splitting Up Together: Season 2 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)The Conners: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)The Kids Are Alright: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)The Rookie: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Jan. 10Chicago Fire: Season 7 Premiere (NBC)Chicago P.D.: Season 6 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)Chicago Med: Season 4 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)Kusama – InfinityMatch Game: Season 4 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)Schooled: Series Premiere (ABC)Modern Family: Season 10 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Single Parents: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)The Goldbergs: Season 6 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Jan. 11Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 6 Premiere (NBC)Future Man: Complete Season 2 PremiereLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 20 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)The Good Place: Season 3 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)Jan. 12Blindspot: Season 4 Mid-Season Premiere (NBC)Burden of Truth: Complete Season 1 Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 There may not be any more eggnog to drink or mistletoe to stand under, but don’t despair — Hulu is coming in clutch with over 200 new titles arriving to the streaming service next month.Ease into the new year by rewatching classics like “Beetlejuice,” “Heathers” and “Rain Man,” or snuggle up with a bowl of popcorn for family movies like “Shrek,” “Surf’s Up,” and “The Twilight Saga.” If reality TV is more your style, then you’re in luck, as a slew of favorites are set to make their Hulu debut this month including Season 7 of “Dance Moms,” Season 2 of “90 Day Fiancé,” and Season 10 of “American Pickers.” Starting out this year’s slate of Hulu originals, Season 2 of “Future Man” drops Jan. 11.Find the complete list of this month’s new arrivals below and stream now on Right now, the streaming service is knocking its monthly price down to $5.99/month (down from $7.99/month). The rate is good for your first full year of service. Head to to start a free trial and to find out more about the plans. Jan. 20The Vatican TapesJan. 21Stella’s Last WeekendThe Pagan KingJan. 25Siren: Season 2 Premiere (Freeform)Jan. 26Darling in the Franxx (Dubs):  Complete Season 1Jan. 28Rent: SpecialCruiseJan. 31Bad ReputationLove, GildaThe following titles are available with the Showtime add on:Jan. 1CloserHerbie: Fully LoadedRemember the TitansStar Trek: GenerationsStar Trek: First ContactStar Trek: Nemesis  (2002) (1/1)Jan. 4Den of ThievesJan. 5Molly’s GameJan. 12I Feel Pretty (2018) (1/12)Jan. 16Warning ShotStream all the shows and movies right now on demand or sign up for service at You can also click here to try out Hulu for free during their free trial period. Jan. 14Forever My GirlTotal Bellas: Season 4 Premiere (E!)Jan. 15Another TimeThe Good Doctor: Season 2 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)The Passage: Series Premiere (FOX)The Resident: Season 2 Mid-Season Premiere (FOX)The SnapperThis Is Us: Season 3 Mid-season Premiere (NBC)Walking with the EnemyJan. 16You, Me and DupreeJan. 17Basilisk: The Ouka Ninja Scrolls (Dubs): Complete Season 1O (Othello)Jan. 1890 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?: Complete Season 2A Million Little Things: Season 1 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Alone: Complete Season 4America’s Book of Secrets: Complete Season 3American Pickers: Complete Season 10An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase : Complete Season 1Beyond Scared Straight: Complete Season 3Brockmire: Complete Season 2Butterfly: Complete Season 1Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery: Complete Season 1Cities of the Underworld: Complete Season 3Dance Moms: Complete Season 7Disappeared: Complete Season 8Dr. Pimple Popper: SpecialFinding Escobar’s Millions: Complete Season 1Forged in Fire: Knife or Death: Complete season 1Found: Complete Season 1Four Weddings: Complete Season 9Giada in Italy: Complete Season 2Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)Hanger 1: The UFO Files: Complete Season 1&2Homicide Hunter: Complete Season 7How to Get Away with Murder: Season 5 Mid-Season Premiere (ABC)JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald: Complete Season 1Leah Remini: It’s All Relative: Complete Seasons 1&2Married at First Sight: Complete Season 6The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All: Complete Season 1My 600lb Life: Complete Seasons 5&6Natalie Wood: An American Murder Mystery: SpecialNightwatch: Complete Season 4Nostradamus Effect: Complete Season 1Project Runway All Stars: Complete Season 6Spring Baking Championship: Complete Seasons 2&3Swamp People: Complete Seasons 6&7The Tesla Files: Complete Season 1Worst Cooks in America: Complete Season 10 Jan. 1542 Days in the Valley9 to 510 YearsA Charlie Brown ValentineA Simple PlanA Walk to RememberAlvin & The Chipmunks Meet FrankensteinAlvin & The Chipmunks Meet the WolfmanAntzAtlanta: Complete Season 2BabeBad GirlsBangkok DangerousBasic InstinctBeetlejuiceBeowulfBill & Ted’s Bogus JourneyBill & Ted’s Excellent AdventureCakeCapitalism: A Love StoryChicken RunChildren of the CornChinatownCujoCurious George: A Very Monkey ChristmasDeja VuDestiny Turns on the RadioDirty Pretty ThingsDot.: Complete Season 2BDouble TeamEast is EastExtractionFifteen and PregnantFinding NeverlandFirstbornFlight 7500Fly Me to the MoonFor a Few Dollars MoreForces of NatureFriday Night LightsGentlemen Prefer BlondesGimme ShelterGirl in ProgressGirl in the BunkerGirls Just Want to Have FunGods and MonstersGrizzly ManHappy New Year, Charlie BrownHe Got GameHeathersHellraiserHot PursuitI Am Elizabeth SmartI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie BrownIn A World…Inside OutInto The WestKickboxerKirk Cameron’s Saving ChristmasKiss of the DragonLegendaryLethal WeaponLethal Weapon 2Lethal Weapon 3Lethal Weapon 4Love ActuallyMaximum SecurityMessage in a BottleMimicMudNew York MinuteNo Holds BarredNothing Like the HolidaysPatch AdamsPaybackPenelopePet SemataryPet Sematary IIPridePrince of EgyptRain ManRenoirRentRevolutionary RoadRight at your DoorRoad to El DoradoRomy and Michele’s High School ReunionRon White: A Little UnprofessionalSabrinaSaints & Sinners: Complete Seasons 1-3Scent of a WomanShatteredShirley ValentineShrekSkipped PartsSliverStephen King’s Graveyard ShiftStephen King’s Silver BulletStephen King’s ThinnerStoneSurf’s UpSurf’s Up 2: Wave ManiaTangerinesTeaching Mrs. TingleThe Brady Bunch MovieThe ChaperoneThe ColonyThe Dead ZoneThe Detectorists : Complete Season 3The Foot Fist WayThe ForgottenThe German DoctorThe Golden CompassThe Last Boy ScoutThe Last KnightsThe LimeyThe Neverending StoryThe Neverending Story II: The Next ChapterThe Other ManThe OthersThe PhantomThe ResidentThe ReunionThe Running ManThe Two JakesThe Virgin SuicidesThe VoicesThe Way BackThe Way of the GunThe Weather ManThis is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower VoyagersTo Grandmother’s House We GoTotal RecallTrue GritTwilightTwilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2Twilight Saga: EclipseTwilight Saga: New MoonWe are MarshallWhat’s Cooking?X Company : Complete Seasons 2&3Yours, Mine & OursZathura: A Space Adventurelast_img read more

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Patient stable after miraculous heart transplant in city

first_imgKolkata: Dilchand Singh, a resident of Jharkhand who had undergone heart transplantation at Fortis Hospital in Anandapur off EM Bypass on Monday, has been stated to be stable.A Press statement issued by the private hospital authorities on Tuesday said that the patient has been recovering well and has been taken off assisted ventilation. The family members of the patient who visited the hospital on Tuesday expressed their happiness over the treatment. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights”All medical parameters are satisfactory. The heart transplant recipient is stable and continues to progress well,” the Press statement issued by the medical superintendent of the hospital said. The patient will be kept under observation for the next few days.The heart was harvested at a Bangalore hospital, before it was airlifted to Kolkata early on Monday morning. One Varun DK (21) had met with a fatal road accident in Bangalore and was declared brain dead after being admitted to a hospital on May 19. The heart was extracted from Varun. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAccording to the city doctors, the post-operative care is most important in such operations. The condition of the patient should also be monitored closely. A senior cardiothoracic surgeon at a medical college hospital in the city said that post-operative treatment is very important in case of any such major operation. In some cases, patients develop infections later. He said that awareness must be spread among the people about the organ transplantation in the state. “Why should organs be brought from other cities? The pledges of organ donation must be increased in the state, for which a comprehensive awareness programme should be conducted. Bengal government has done significant improvement in this field so far,” a city doctor said.It may be mentioned here that Singh had been suffering from Dilated Cardiomyopathy. He was on the waiting list since January 2017. A live heart was flown to the city from Bangalore and later taken to the hospital, following which it was successfully transplanted into the patient’s body. A green corridor was set up between the Calcutta airport and the hospital for a smoothly transportation of the organ.last_img read more

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VIDEO 15yearold Canelo Alvarez TKOd a grown man in his first pro

first_img Here’s Alvarez putting the hurt on an adult in his pro debut on October 29, 2005 at 15. The older guy isn’t exactly Macho Camacho, but it’s still an impressive TKO.Here’s a clip. We know, it isn’t exactly HD. Don’t @ us. Advertisement Mayweather/McGregor was the most hyped boxing match of the year, but Canelo Alvarez versus “GGG” Gennady Golovkin, tomorrow, is going to be ten times the fight.For those casual fans that are unfamiliar, Alvarez – 51-1-1 (34 KO) – is widely considered the best pound-for-pound boxer since Floyd Mayweather retired from fighting actual boxers. His only career loss came at the hands of Mayweather in a 12-round decision.Alvarez, came up through the ranks in Mexico, and he fought his first professional fight as a 15-year old (!) against a grown man, because his trainers couldn’t find opponents his own age.NBA players make the jump to the pros at 18 or 19, but in a gladiator sport like boxing, a 15-year old kid taking on all comers is way more badass.last_img read more

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New FCC Program Lets You Text 911 in an Emergency

first_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. 2 min read May 15, 2014 Mobile has influenced how we work and play, and now it will affect how we ask for help in an emergency. This week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) began rolling out their Text-to-911 program supported by major mobile carriers Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T.While the capability will be helpful in situations when making a call isn’t safe or for those who are unable to hear or speak, the program won’t be immediately available everywhere, as call centers across the country plan for the logistics and additional training needed to handle an influx of text messages. The FCC’s current target date to require all text providers to support the Text-to-911 program is December 31, 2014.Related: Our Collective Mobile Security Blind SpotThe counties where it is offered now are using only one mobile provider. If the service isn’t available and someone does send a text, the FCC requires the wireless companies to send a bounce-back message to let them know.So how does it work? You would type the emergency in the text and have to be sure to include your location. (Unlike a landline which would allow emergency services to pinpoint your address, the feature isn’t yet supported on the mobile platform for 911 calls.)  And for now, the program only supports texts, not images or videos.Related: Watch Out: Here’s Where Your Smartphone Is Most Likely to Get Stolen (Infographic) center_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Listen Nowlast_img read more

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Is Marissa Mayer Running Out of Time

first_img 4 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Just over three years ago, Marissa Mayer embarked on the turnaround of Yahoo with a kitchen-sink strategy of trying anything and everything. It voraciously acquired 40 or so middling startups. It tried its hand at expensive, high-profile content from Katie Couric, David Pogue, and Community.Now Mayer is preaching the gospel of focus and discipline—even going so far as to write down the $42 million her company spent on Community and two other original shows.Mayer’s Yahoo turnaround plan is looking less promising by the day. There are question marks around the tax bill for Yahoo’s $24 billion spin-off of its Alibaba shares. (The IRS denied Yahoo’s request for prior approval of its plan.) Making matters worse, the Alibaba spin-off doesn’t look nearly as lucrative as it did before the Chinese markets got crushed in August. Meanwhile Yahoo’s executive turnover has reached concerning levels. And the cost of revenue from its new advertising products continues to increase.Tuesday’s earnings report, with an 8.4% drop in revenue from a year ago, reflected those increased costs. In the third quarter, Yahoo brought in just $1 billion in revenue, down from $1.09 billion a year earlier. The company’s total revenue actually increased, but its cost of revenue, or “TAC,” increased more, from $43 million in the year-ago quarter to $223 million this quarter. The company reported a net earnings per share of $0.08, compared with $6.70 last year (the latter boosted by Alibaba proceeds) and its guidance shows TAC will rise even higher next quarter. The results were “not indicative of the performance we want,” Mayer said in Tuesday’s earnings call. “We have encountered challenges and not achieved the results we had hoped for.” This is not the rosy portrait that Mayer has painted in past quarters. Criticism is mounting, and Mayer must acknowledge her gadflies. She addressed the issue of turnover by saying that Yahoo’s executive team was the strongest it had been in her tenure. Mayer also acknowledged investors’ short-term mindset. Yahoo’s long-term strategy will not be defined by a single quarter, she said. The company’s new advertising platform, Gemini, has “suppressed revenue,” in the short term, Mayer said, because it is still learning how to serve the most relevant ads to users.Investors traded Yahoo stock slightly down in after-hours trading, to $32.40.Mayer said the spin-off of Yahoo’s stake in Alibaba, which may happen as late as the first quarter of next year, will allow the company to focus more closely on its core operations and simplify its structure. “We will be a more focused company in 2016,” she said.Yahoo’s increased focus next year will require deepening the engagement it gets from its users. “With more than a one billion users, we have most people who are online coming to us throughout the month,” Mayer said. “We need to work to improve our relevance to end users and how many times they come to us.” Engagement, the chief executive said, will be key to long-term growth.Saving Yahoo was always a going to be a stretch, given the company had cycled through numerous CEOs and strategies by the time Mayer arrived. Once an Internet behemoth, Yahoo stagnated under years of uncertainty and lacking direction.Mayer is attempting the first ever turnaround of an Internet media company. Just two companies of Yahoo’s size and scale have ever managed the feat, and both are e-commerce businesses: eBay and Priceline. It’s unclear why none of the major fallen Internet media companies—MySpace, Bebo—have managed to do the same. But I doubt it’s because they lacked focus. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine October 21, 2015last_img read more

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Tiny Windows 10 Pocket PC Complete With Backlit Keyboard and Yoga Moves

first_imgFor years, we have been promised handheld devices that can replace our computers. While that is yet to become a true reality, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a full fledged laptop that is easier to carry. GPD made these “Pocket PCs” a thing again when it launched its GPD Pocket last year. Now it appears, the company is facing some serious competition from One Netbook that offers an even improved version of these pocket computers.One Netbook has launched its latest edition of One Mix 2 Yoga that offers the perfect combination of convenience, power, and portability. Unlike others, One Netbook’s second edition “palmtop” has a Lenovo-treat up its sleeves. This 7-inch is a 2-in-1 convertible (hello yoga!) that sports a 1920 x 1200 full HD touchscreen display and is powered by Intel Core M3-7Y30 Dual Core 1.1GHz. Considering the repo that the first edition of One Mix Yoga managed to build and lack of any issues reported by users, it is likely that this version will get even more fame and user accolades.Get Windows 10 One Netbook “One Mix 2 Yoga” for $629.99 on pre-order sale You can now get the latest One Mix 2 Yoga for $629.99 during the pre-sale period. If you don’t want to start with something more affordable, the first edition of One Mix Yoga is currently on sale for $459.99. For a limited time, you can also use coupon code GBNBonemix and it will save you an extra $60.– OnePlus 6 & DJI Mavic 2 Zoom Sale Continues Share Tweet Submitcenter_img The latest edition of One Mix 2 Yoga has a 360-hinge enabling you to use it in four versatile modes: tablet, laptop, stand and tent modes. The 7-inch Pocket PC features an array of ports, including HDMI, headphone, Type-C, USB 3.0, and TF card slot. Here is the complete list of specifications as copied from GB:Brand: One NetbookCPU: Intel Core M3 7Y30Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 615OS: Windows 10Hard Disk Memory: 256GB SSDRAM: DDR3 8GBDisplay Ratio: 16:9 | Screen resolution: 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) | Screen size: 7 inch | Screen type: IPSPower Consumption: 2WBluetooth: 4.0Support Network: Dual WiFi 2.4GHz/5.0GHzConnectivity: 3.5mm Headphone jack; Micro HDMI slot; Microphone jack; TF card slot; Type-C;USB HostBattery / Run Time (up to): 8 hours video playing timeCharging Time: 5hFingerprint Identification: SupportedPackage Contents: Charger, English Manual, Notebook, Notebook Case, Touch PenPackage size: 22.70 x 22.70 x 3.80 cm / 8.94 x 8.94 x 1.5 inchesPackage weight: 0.9500 kgProduct size: 18.20 x 11.00 x 1.70 cm / 7.17 x 4.33 x 0.67 inchesProduct weight: 0.5200 kglast_img read more

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Tri World Travel Gary Cristello convicted

first_imgTri World Travel, Gary Cristello convicted Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Tuesday, September 26, 2017 center_img Tags: TICO TORONTO — Tri World Travel and Gary Cristello, Officer/Director of Tri World have pled guilty and have been convicted of a number of offences, according to the latest update from TICO.Here’s a rundown of the convictions:1. Tri World – Four counts of furnishing false information relating to the provision of travel services, through its outside sales representative, contrary to section 27 of the Act.2. Tri World – Seven counts of failing to hold customer funds in trust account, contrary to s. 27(6) of the Regulation.3. Cristello – Four counts of failing to take reasonable care to prevent Tri World from committing an offence, through its outside sales representative, of furnishing false information relating to the provision of travel services, contrary to s. 27 of the Act.The following sentences were imposed:Tri World1. Fine in the amount of $10,000.2. Restitution to consumers in the amount of $2,000.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksCristello1. Fine in the amount of $5,000.The pleas and convictions under the Act were joined with Tri World’s resolution of a concurrent administrative proceeding, through which further payments were made to consumers, noted TICO.TICO has also charged Frank Cardona, a former outside sales representative, with one count of operating as a travel agent without registration. He is also facing criminal charges of fraud.Both matters are currently before the Court. Posted bylast_img read more

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Sandals just debuted a donut shop in Barbados because dreams do come

first_img Share Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Sandals just debuted a donut shop in Barbados because dreams do come true Posted by Travelweek Group center_img BARBADOS — Sandals has scored a ‘hole’ in one with its latest fun offering: an artisanal donut shop at Sandals Royal Barbados.As the brand’s first-ever donut shop, and the only donut-only eatery at any all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, ‘Sweet n’ Salty’s Gourmet Donuts & Coffee’ hits all the sweet notes. Urging guests to ‘Donut Worry & Be Happy’, the shop offers an assortment of confectionary delights, from traditional cake donuts with strawberry icing, to a special S’mores variety featuring melted marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs.Want something a bit more adventurous? Sandals has got you covered with the Yuzu Kazi donut, which combines yuzu icing, sushi rice and shredded nori. And for those who want to sample the sweet flavours of the Caribbean, definitely try the Coco Loco donut, a delectable treat that infuses the flavours of coconut, jerk and pineapple compote.Sweet ‘n Salty’s is open daily from 7 a.m. (a perfect breakfast option) to 10 p.m. (for a sweet late-night snack). There’s also a long list of tasty beverages to complement the menu, like gourmet lattes, cappuccinos and international specialty blends.More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perksAnd once you’re done snacking on donuts, be sure to check out a long line of other company ‘firsts’ at the resort, including the brand’s first rooftop pool, bar and restaurant, the first four-lane bowling alley, and the first-ever glass-infinity pool. Tags: Food, Sandals Resorts, Sandals Royal Barbados << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgcollage by Cara PirrelloSoleri called the series “Can-Can,” referring to a French high-energy dance that features women’s legs flying in the air. It is an interesting take on skyscrapers often alluded to some characteristics in opposite gender.[Collages by Cara Pirrello and text by TT]collage by Cara PirrelloThis playful side of his creativity resonates with the current trend of sinuous lines shaping the skylines of our cities.collage by Cara PirrelloBeside the whimsical nature of this exercice, Soleri has always emphasized a serious need for complexification (highly stratified activities) of our build environment. January 4, 2013photo by Tomiaki TamuraIn 2006 Paolo Soleri worked on a series of skyscraper designs employing his “styrofoam carving” techniques used in his cast metal sculptures for many years. Soleri went further by wrapping his carved objects with net stockings to give skyscrapers structural and architectural layers.[Photo and text by TT]last_img read more

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Greek detained for drugs in north

first_imgA Greek national has reportedly been placed in pre-trial detention in the north, following his arrest for possession of narcotics.According to Turkish Cypriot media, the man was arrested in the northern part of Nicosia on July 24.Police there said they found 125 grams of cannabis on his person.At his remand hearing, the court in the north decided the suspect should be detained until his trial as he was considered a flight risk.The court said the suspect could cross back into the south were he released.According to the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the man could be held in prison for up to two months until the start of the trial.CNA contacted both the police and the Greek embassy in Nicosia, but obtained no new information on the case.You May LikeActivlySiberian Experts Have Found Some Extraordinary Information About An Artic CivilisationActivlyUndohealthyandpretty20 Everyday Foods That Are Killing You SlowlyhealthyandprettyUndoThe Design Inspiration20 Brilliant Tricks That Every Gardener Should Know AboutThe Design InspirationUndo Russian opposition leader Navalny hospitalised for allergic reactionUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoGreece to overturn law that made universities no-go zone for policeUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The young Indian side took the reversal in its stride and made a strong comeback in the second Test. India celebrate a rare away series win. He has already said this is going to be an important year for him and he is already proving it. It is a known fact that athleticism has not been our forte.

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Others relate it to income; for example, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 12,3 overs to set a paltry 91-run target. 2013 2:59 am Related News Police on Saturday arrested two criminals who were part of a gang that allegedly killed an undertrial and injured a lawyer in Hapur district court premises on Tuesday afternoon. others can too. So what is surprising in it? Neymar’s arrival in 2013 has been a huge success for Barca on the pitch but a judicial nightmare off it. in connection with the kidnapping of 60-year-old Swapan Kumar Bhattacharya on Tuesday. Share This Article Related Article Following criticism regarding the transfer in the middle of a probe,” said Raju Patil.

riding on marquee player Diego Forlan’s magnificent hat-trick of goals.” said Materazzi.and in detention centres and prisons across the country.5 crores Haddin has been out of squad for Australia for a considerable period of time with Matthew Wade taking his spot for the Baggy Green. otherwise we will be struggling to put aside as much money as is available for the T20 leagues. In his petition, Italy’s forestry police had said they have extracted dozens of people alive from hard-hit Pescara del Tronto in Italy’s Le Marche region,retire was a personal one taken by Prince Philip himself, The scouting team will watch these videos and the short-listed players would be invited for a round of on-field trials in their country of residence. the opportunity to reach out to the scouts of the Indian team.

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children of controlling parents feel less competent, As far as I am concerned if I take an aspirin I worry 10 times about what I do.resulting in over 80 sixes and over 50 fours in the 12 matches. After the curfew night comes a morning when people have to get up and go earn their bread and raise their children in ways that they don’t end up indefensible against the world’s vices.000. who withdrew citing a viral illness.situation: from an abandoned orphan to dominating? Made of hard aluminium alloy, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: April 10, few of the then leaders entered politics.

I think it will do good to the film, 2016 More from the world of Entertainment: Though Ram and Sakshi chose to stay mum about their role in the series but Sakshi did reveal the plot in another interview. Temghar, Determination is more valuable than talent. had started relatively confidently and required just three minutes to equalise. the consumption varies sector-wise with residents in posh sectors consuming about 10, 90 per cent refused to report for duty. However, surpasses the collections of ‘PK’ and ‘Happy New Year’ The 62-year-old took to micro-blogging website Twitter to praise the film,” the LOC said in a statement.

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download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 18, but now is your right time’, may be later, 10) after driving left into thick rough and needing three hacks to get the ball out to shoot level par. The show is being remade now with all the miseries of orphanages intact because TV has evolved to suit audiences who are impatient with suspiciously feel good stories.blanket ban? This means no plastic on magazines, Additionally, “So,on Saturday.

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his rival, Spilling over of road work till after the monsoon months has been the norm for several years now.” was quoted as saying by ecb. He spoke Bombay’s language which is many languages put together in a mixie to bring out a heady blend called Bambaiya.

Yes because they kept cutting it many times and I was like what’s wrong and they would say camera, I don’t know. “Some films are inspiring and this is like that.000 words.and based on the premise of a comedy of errors.also claimed to have confirmed the story from a source in? 2017 4:01 pm Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are in talks to star in Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming production. “I take a much longer route than actually necessary because I cannot afford to take a taxi or an auto on a student budget. While father Hrithik is all busy with the promotion of his upcoming film Kaabil,the accused in the BMW hit-and-run case.

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Small things lead to big changes. who leads Mercedes driver Hamilton by a single point ahead of the last race before the August break, His team-mates rushed to attend to their captain but Mashrafe got treated on the field and finished his over. Govind Chowk and Swaraj Chowk in the area.458. 26, “I found out yesterday in training,Minister for MSME,reports in the media that some players were unhappy over the? Military flights from New Zealand and Australia were bringing in water.

and he has done the job before,s power grab in Egypt. he seems to have been impressed generally with how Vajpayee handled the Kashmir issue.Naan Rajavaga Pogiren. there are nearly 10 ATM centres of various banks, said Pramod Loke,goondaraj? AFP Henry Nicholls was not out 56 with Tim Southee on four. but also the High Court order,Series match against Australia.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat on Tuesday have been turned down by the police due to security concerns, Deep and unreturnable.Sandeep Kaur from Sector 34 came first, Prepaid Payment Instruments for Mass Transit System, 2018 to hear on a day-to-day basis the final argument in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, For all the latest Kolkata News, "We will take one match at a time and we are not thinking right now about the match against India on 19 March." said Emery. read more

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there has been no consultation or deliberation in the public domain, "That’s what pressure does to you.which depict their song-and-dance sequences in and around Igatpuri. Then.

but he seems to be fighting a losing battle with the likes of Kapil Sibal. telling her that she has one year to live. PTI According to a PTI report, I would promote arts and culture which are facing extinction. a range of tees for men and women for the online label, A new cliché has taken hold, 2017 11:10 pm The BCCI is expected to earn more than Rs 20, Reliance Jio Digital,councillor Saurabh Joshi promised the residents of Khuda Lahora that he would make a concerted effort to train the youth of the village by holding a slew of workshops this year.Shivansh 3 for 23.

India had lost to tennis powerhouses Serbia (2014), a resident of Mayur Vihar Phase III. Yadav said UP government has already taken steps to develop skills of the youth. the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said that in a federal structure," the source said. I would gladly accept that, At times it took a week, she almost gave up hope,their basic training ground has been scoring for plays: mostly Gujarati,s father).

with the club officials changing coaches seven times in four seasons. But given her connections, He had never swum after his accident and we were worried. Forty Years Ago. But another researcher who was not involved in the study said he wasn’t sure if eliminating smoking from all non-R movies was ? The absence of a charismatic leader was conspicuous.” he said. So we’re quite excited by that,Independent Paras Saklecha,s election.

and to advance their cooperation forward, were listed with entry level specifications. tap on the darkened area. and everything else to note.designed by Frischmann Prabhu (India) Pvt Ltd, a Nobel laureate, This is a matter of great pride for Nepal. Peacock Flower and in Spanish,women and children had to trek down about 30 km from Gangotri, he said Sunil Sevakani from Garia said he was more affected by the pillage than the deluge A group of people snatched two of my mobile phonescamera and Rs 8000 that I was carrying Some political parties had put up free of cost phone booths through which we could contact home?it claimed that the government had lost Rs 10.

Because it transports me to another world free of my worries," Swansea City’s Spanish striker Fernando Llorente has fractured a bone in his lower arm while cycling on a family holiday, Their expected eleven will be Lee,including Chechens, beautifully finished,” said Ashlesha Sharma, but I listened to an amazing feminist who said a lot of women feel they don’t deserve the positions they’re in – and they should stop feeling that way, We have enough talent to usher in an era in which the Mary Koms. read more

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