Two men dead after small plane crashes in northern Quebec near Schefferville

first_imgMONTREAL – Quebec’s coroner confirmed late Monday that two men died in a plane crash on Sunday about 10 kilometres from Schefferville, Que.Bernard Lefrancois did not release the pilots’ names and said the investigation was still in its early stages.Police spokesman Jean Tremblay said earlier Monday that two planes carrying mining employees were heading to the Schefferville airport late Sunday, but only one arrived.Tremblay said the wreckage was spotted by a search helicopter that was not able to land. Rescuers used snowmobiles to reach the plane and did not see any signs of life from the occupants.Both provincial police and a team from the Transportation Safety Board of Canada were heading to the site to investigate the cause of the crash.Schefferville is located about 600 kilometres north of Sept-Iles.last_img read more

Keanu Reeves On Why He Acts I Dont Have Anything Better to

first_imgAdvertisement In an interview with Esquire UK, The Lake House star Keanu Reeves opened up about what it’s like to be Keanu Reeves in 2017. He focused on life lessons learned when discussing his past failures (The Day the Earth Stood Still taught him that actors are “always fighting for a career”), mourned lost friends (he still misses friend and My Own Private Idaho costar River Phoenix “dearly”), discussed the possibility of having children (“I’m 52. I’m not going to have any kids.”), and responded to compliments about how “nice” he is by saying, in perfect Keanuian, “I’m just a normal guy, man.”But my favorite thing about this interview, the part that reminded me of a conversation with a content 82-year-old retired person who still volunteers and/or has a part-time job, is when he gets into why he does what he does for a living. When asked if he enjoys preparing for a new role, Reeves said: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

BlackBerry rolls out Q10 smartphone with physical keyboard in Toronto amid strong

The Q10 arrived in the U.K. over the weekend under an exclusive launch at department store Selfridges, which saw lineups of both customers and exporters who planned to buy the devices and ship them to other countries. The U.K. sales have exceeded the company’s expectations, Tear said, though sales figures haven’t been released.I think we absolutely have a hit in our hands with this device“I think we absolutely have a hit in our hands with this device,” he said.Some analysts have recently observed that sales of the BlackBerry Z10 touchscreen phone are on a downwards trend in some markets, while the device never really took off in the United States where it arrived in stores last month.Later this year, BlackBerry is expected to unveil a broader array of new smartphones as it builds a portfolio of phones that will be broken into three tiers: devices for high-end users, as well as variations that sell at mid- and “entry-level” prices.Galit Rodan/Bloomberg TORONTO — BlackBerry users hoping to get their hands on the latest version of the keyboard smartphone will have to wait a couple more days — if they live outside of Toronto.[np_storybar title=”BlackBerry CEO predicts demise of tablet in 5 years” link=””%5DBlackBerry Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins said he sees a limited future for tablet computers, an indication he may shelve plans to build a follow-up to the smartphone maker’s ill-fated PlayBook device. Read more. [/np_storybar]The company says the release of the BlackBerry Q10 will begin first in the Greater Toronto Area on Wednesday, before it expands to the rest of Canada later in the week.The demand in Toronto is very, very strong, and we want to make sure we have enough supply“The demand in Toronto is very, very strong, and we want to make sure we have enough supply,” chief operating officer Kristian Tear said in an interview.“We start off by selling it in the Greater Toronto Area, then we expand the coverage and bring BlackBerry Q10 to all Canadians who are waiting for it throughout the country over the next couple of days.”The keyboard version of the smartphone is popular with business users, especially with bankers and traders on Bay Street. Many of those phones are purchased by businesses, or enterprise customers, who buy the devices in bulk for their employees.The speed of the rollout for the BlackBerry Q10 phone in key markets around the world will be about three times faster than the launch of the touchscreen model earlier this year, Tear said.BlackBerry is expected to release the phone in the crucial U.S. market next month, though a date hasn’t been announced.In Canada, the phone will be available through Bell, Rogers and Telus, with each company offering the phone on a three-year contract for $199.99. Telus and Bell will also sell the phone without a contract for $700.Galit Rodan/Bloomberg Canadian Press read more

UK says it raised concerns over conduct of Lankan officer with FM

The officer said that the UK has been left in no doubt that the Government of Sri Lanka also takes the incident very seriously. “I can confirm that the FCO made immediate representations to the Government of Sri Lanka following the incident on 4 February and the Minister for South Asia personally spoke to Foreign Minister Marapana about the issue,” the Desk Officer for Sri Lanka in the UK Foreign Office said. He was immediately suspended from work following a video, which showed him behaving in an offensive manner.However, he was later allowed to resume duties on a Presidential directive only to be recalled this week. (Colombo Gazette) “As the Minister explained to the House on 20 February, the Government of Sri Lanka has ordered their Defence Attaché to return to Colombo while the incident is thoroughly investigated,” the UK Foreign Office said.Brigadier Priyanka Fernando, who returned to Sri Lanka this week, was seen gesticulating to slit throats of a group of pro-LTTE demonstrators opposite the High Commission office in London on February 4 when the embassy was celebrating the 70th independence day. The British Minister for Asia, Mark Field has spoken to Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana with regards to the incident involving the Defense Attaché to the Sri Lanka High Commission in London, Brigadier Priyanka Fernando.The UK Foreign Office, in response to an email sent by Global Tamil Forum spokesman Suren Surendiran, said that the UK Government is taking the incident very seriously. read more

UN adviser to brief Security Council on Cyprus settlement plan Friday

“The deed is done,” Special Adviser Alvaro de Soto told the press last night in Bürgenstock, Switzerland, where the final negotiations on Mr. Annan’s settlement plan were held.Mr. de Soto said he believed that the plan had been considerably improved in recent days, and that it would allow the separate constituent states to run their own affairs in safety and in dignity.”It is now in the hands of the people but, of course, the leaders have an important responsibility to explain to the people the plan and the conditions in which they have to take the decisions and the options, if any,” he said.Just before last night’s midnight deadline Mr. Annan presented his final blueprint for resolving the decades-long problem to the Greek and Turkish Cypriot delegations, as well as the Prime Ministers of Greece and Turkey, and officials from the United Kingdom and the European Union.The 9,000-page text containing the basic settlement plan – which calls for a federal government composed of two constituent states – as well as legal formulas and other annexes, will now be voted on by the Greek and Turkish Cypriots in separate, simultaneous referenda on 24 April.Mr. de Soto told reporters that he will travel to New York to brief the Security Council Friday “in order to prepare them for a concrete proposal that will be presented on behalf of the leaders by the Secretary-General for a considerable transformation of the United Nations peacekeeping operation, which will become an operation of a different type.”The UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) was set up in 1964 to prevent further fighting between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots and since 1974 has been supervising ceasefire lines, maintaining a buffer zone and undertaking humanitarian activities. read more

UN mission peacekeepers repel two attacks in South Darfur

The exchange of fire resulted in at least four attackers killed and six peacekeepers and one assailant injured, according to a statement released by the Mission today. “I condemn the attacks on the peacekeepers and reiterate the Mission’s resolve to continue to respond decisively and robustly to any acts of this kind,” said African Union-United Nations Acting Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Abiodun Bashua, in the note. The Head of the Mission also wished the injured a full and speedy recovery. The first attack took place yesterday April around 6:00 p.m., when some 40 gunmen on horses and camels opened fire on Nigerian troops protecting a water point. The attackers made off with one of the Mission’s vehicles after shooting the driver. The peacekeepers pursued and recovered the vehicle. Four attackers were killed and two peacekeepers and one assailant injured during the exchange of gunfire. The Mission handed over the corpses of the four attackers and the injured person to the Government of Sudan Police. The wounded peacekeepers were evacuated to Nyala for medical treatment. This morning, a UNAMID patrol travelling from Nyala was attacked near the Mission’s base in Kass. Four peacekeepers were injured during the exchange of fire. Mr. Bashua called on the Government of Sudan to speedily investigate the incidents and bring the perpetrators to book, noting that “the continuing climate of impunity and failure to prosecute those who attack peacekeepers and humanitarian workers have to end.” read more

Sounds of the Sixties Brian Matthew hints at a comeback

first_imgThe much loved Radio 2 presenter Brian Matthew has hinted he could soon be back on the airwaves despite leaving the station yesterday.Matthew said he is “saddened to leave” as he signed off as host of the long-running Sound Of The Sixties programme.The 88-year-old presented the Saturday morning show for 27 years and the BBC faced criticism after it announced he would be leaving the station as a regular host.The veteran disc jockey farewell episode featured a compilation of highlights from the programme’s history.As the last track played out, Matthew said: “That 1962 top five hit by Billy Fury brings me to the end of my reign as presenter of Sounds Of The Sixties and I must say I’ve enjoyed every minute of my 27 years in this chair.”I’m saddened to leave but I’ll be back on Radio 2 in the near future with something new, so keep your eyes open for further information.”He added: “This is your old mate Brian Matthew saying that’s your lot for this week, see you again soon.”Earlier this year, the broadcaster revealed a new voice would take his spot as presenter after Matthew suffered an “extended bout of ill health”. He later hit out at the decision and labelled their comments “balderdash” in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.Saturday’s show closed with Billy Fury’s Last Night Was Made For Love and also featured tracks Elvis Presley’s Ghetto and The Beatles’ She’s Leaving Home.Matthew’s final appearance left listeners tearful and the BBC was slammed as “shameful” for jettisoning one of its most popular presenters. Sad to be listening to the last ever Sounds of the 60s with the legendary Brian Matthew. I will miss the warmth of his voice.— David Traynier Ⓥ (@DTraynier) February 25, 2017 One listener, Bryce Lawrence, wrote on Twitter: “Shame on the BBC for ditching Brian Matthew time they gave listeners what they want.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Shameful treatment of Brian Matthew, SOTS and 3.4 million listeners.— J R Tyler (@Jrtyler) February 25, 2017 End of an era. Brian Matthew stands down from “Sounds of the Sixties.” Another bit of our lives slipping away.— James H Reeve (@JamesHReeve) February 25, 2017last_img read more

Spurned wife posted cooked breakfast through estranged husbands letterbox

first_imgJames Hall James HallCredit:Cavendish Press The former wife of a football coach posted a full English breakfast through his letterbox in a rage over his new girlfriend, a court has heard.Karen Hall, 40, had hoped to rekindle her marriage with James Hall after he insisted on a “break” after 24 years together.But the mother-of-three flew into a jealous rage and launched a five-month campaign of harassment against him after he confessed that he had a new girlfriend.Mrs Hall wept at Stockport magistrates court as she admitted harassment, criminal damage and assault.The court heard the couple, from Rainow, near Macclesfield, had met when she was 15.Mrs Hall had stuck by her husband when he was jailed for three years for his involvement in a £3.4m cigarette smuggling racket. James Hall After his release in 2012 they went on to have their second and third children.So it came as something of a shock when Mr Hall, 42, moved out of the family home last April claiming their marriage “wasn’t working”.She was “heartbroken” when, two months later, he told her he was in a new relationship. When he subsequently offered to have breakfast with his estranged wife, Mrs Hall instead posted the entire meal, including cereal, toast, bacon and sausages, through the letterbox. She shattered a pane of glass with her mobile phone before twice kicking his Mercedes.She later bombarded Mr Hall with 139 phone calls – some at 3am.She took their youngest child with her when she followed him in her car and then punched him as he went to his local pub. James HallCredit:Cavendish Press Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. In a statement to police Mr Hall, a coach for non-league Macclesfield Town, said: “I just want her to get help. I don’t wish to get a restraining order against her because we are trying to sort custody out over our children.”The court heard Mrs Hall, a part time shop assistant, had suffered a series of family bereavements and had been placed on a course of Valium.She was sentenced to a 12 month community order, ordered to complete 40 hours unpaid work and pay £170 costs.last_img read more

Epiroc deploys ABBs optimised edrivetrain in 2nd generation batterypowered underground mining vehicles

first_imgABB’s optimised e-drivetrain combines a motor, drive and vehicle control unit to enable heavy special and commercial vehicles to transition to fully-electric operation. The global manufacturer of underground mining and infrastructure equipment, Epiroc, has already adopted the new concept for its second-generation battery-powered vehicles. “ABB has launched an optimised e-drivetrain platform to help manufacturers of heavy duty special and commercial vehicles make a smooth, fast-track transition from diesel to zero-emission electric operations. The complete e-drivetrain solution includes the key elements – motor, drive and vehicle control unit – harmonised for maximum performance, reliability and energy efficiency ABB can work alongside vehicle OEMs to design a drive train that suits their specific application needs.”One of the first heavy vehicle customers to adopt ABB’s optimised e-drivetrain is Epiroc, one of the world’s leading suppliers of underground mining and infrastructure equipment. A number of Epiroc’s second-generation battery powered vehicles are using an ABB e-drivetrain, including electric motors and HES880 high power drives, for propulsion and auxiliary applications. Epiroc aims to enable a diesel-free mine with improved air quality and less noise. This electrification will enhance energy efficiency and mine productivity as well as reducing ventilation needs and maintenance costs.“ABB views the electrification of heavy vehicles as an important step towards a low-carbon future,” said Heikki Vepsalainen, Managing Director of ABB’s Motors and Generators business “Our work with Epiroc demonstrates that we are leading the way as a provider of e-mobility systems and products for heavy vehicles. Our broad portfolio includes EV chargers, ABB Ability™ for grid and fleet management, drivetrains and robotised production lines for electric motors, batteries and other drivetrain components.”Many OEMs face a challenge that their drive-cycle and performance requirements vary greatly between applications such as drilling, scooping and trucking of materials. This can make it difficult for designers to identify the best choice of e-drivetrain for their specific application An over-specified e-drivetrain may cost more than necessary and carry a weight penalty. While an under-specified e-drivetrain may not deliver the required power, could overheat and as a result will be unreliable with a reduced service life.ABB has an installed base of over 50,000 drivetrains for heavy electric vehicles including rail vehicles, buses, construction equipment, mining and special vehicles. ABB has also partnered with Northvolt to develop a state-of-the-art lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery factory.last_img read more

Grenade filled with nails would have caused serious injury or death

first_imgPOLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have released images of a grenade filled with nails which they said could have caused ‘serious injury or death’ if it had exploded.The grenade was seized last May but the PSNI made the images public today after two men arrested in connection with the discovery were sentenced to jail.The men, Thomas Hamill and Martin Gilloway, both aged 41, were arrested after police officers stopped a car in Dungannon and seized seven grenades. Both men were sentenced to jail for five years today after pleading guilty to possession of explosives with intent, with another five years on licence.The PSNI said the sentences should act as a deterrent and showed that people “convicted of serious terrorist offences can expect to lose their liberty for a considerable time.”A spokesperson for the Serious Crime Branch of the PSNI said the improvised devices were probably intended to be used to attack police or other members of the security forces.They said that the grenades contained nails, nuts and bolts (see photo below) which would have caused “serious injuries or worse to anyone in the vicinity of these devices exploding”.“There is no doubt that the actions of police in this case have protected their colleagues and the public from serious injury or death,” the spokesperson said, adding: We will continue to pursue those who seek to bring terror to our communities and put them before the courts.The contents of one of the grenades (Photo: PSNI)Read: Northern Ireland has a choice about ‘what type of summer’ it wants > Read: Shots fired at police officers were ‘random and indiscriminate’ >last_img read more

Mozilla begins testing Boot to Gecko expect it early next year

first_imgWe haven’t heard a lot about Mozilla’s Boot To Gecko (B2G) project since you first read about it here on, but the Foundation has been quietly plugging away ever since.There’s even a new B2G roadmap you can check out over at the Mozilla Wiki. As is the case with all things Mozilla, Boot To Gecko is being developed entirely in the open. Critical bits of the core functionality are already taking shape, including telephony and messaging support, and the power subsystem.And Mozilla’s team is going to be eating plenty of dogfood: Boot To Gecko devs will be utilizing B2G-powered devices as their everyday phones throughout the development cycle.So just how long will it take before development of B2G has progressed to the point where Mozilla can show it off? How about early next year? Mozilla anticipates demoing Boot To Gecko in the first quarter of 2012 and delivering the first partner-ready production version in the second quarter.As for who those potential hardware partners might eventually be, that much remains a mystery for the time being. While the big boys like HTC, Samsung, Motorola, and Sony already have their preferred mobile platforms, there’s been a lot of volatility in the market. Just look at the number of rumors surrounding a possible webOS acquisition, and it’s safe to assume that interest is there.Mozilla just needs to make sure that B2G offers OEMs a competitive advantage and a polished experience for users. It’s also got to ensure that developers are actually keen on coding for one more mobile OS, though since Boot To Gecko embraces open web technologies that part shouldn’t be a tough sell.More at Hot Hardware and Mozillalast_img read more

Couch potato perfection Netflix now offers continuous playback for TV shows

first_imgLike most people, I am a big fan of TV show marathons. I’ll shotgun an entire season over a weekend with friends and family. With DVDs this is really easy, as there’s usually a “Play All” button, but this wasn’t the case with Netflix streaming. You’d have to stop watching, find the controller, pick the next episode, and so on. That ends today because Netflix announced their new “Post-Play” experience.Post-Play is not a new concept, but one that the Netflix desperately needed. How it works is this: when you get to the end of an episode the credits will be shrunk into a box while options appear to select the next episode or make other navigational choices. If you do nothing, and you are watching a television series, Netflix will automatically advance to the next episode within 15 seconds. The PS3 and web versions of the Netflix app support the new feature now, and Netflix plans to roll out the feature to their other apps shortly.This feature closely mirrors the next episode feature that has been baked into Hulu for some time. Rather than progress to the next episode though, Hulu progresses to the next video in the Queue, regardless of whether or not it is related to the video you have just watched.Post-Play is taking a great usability enhancement and one that makes Netflix’s video service feel a lot more like a part of the home theater experience, instead of just a convenient app.last_img read more

DNA from fight with intruder leads to mans arrest

first_imgA woman who was attacked in her Vancouver home along the Columbia River last summer helped police identify a suspect in two ways, using her fighting spirit and her memory, police say.Police arrested Mark A. Markussen of Washougal on Monday, more than three months after the alleged home-invasion robbery, first reported about 8:20 a.m. Aug. 17 in the 15300 block of Southeast Rivershore Drive, south of Evergreen Highway and the BNSF Railway tracks.The woman told police she heard someone enter her garage and saw a strange man pointing what looked like a handgun at her.She said the man grabbed her and forced her into her office, while asking her if anyone else was home, a police bulletin said.Police said she used a ruse to escape briefly, but the assailant caught her in her driveway and forced her back inside.Later, in a struggle with the intruder, she escaped again and fled to a neighbor’s home.The first break in the case surfaced immediately, Detective Sgt. Scott Creager with the Vancouver Police Department’s Major Crimes Team said Wednesday.The intruder had worn latex gloves but, in the struggle, the woman tore them and inflicted a small scratch on him. Detectives found a small amount of blood on her hands, believed to be his, and saved it for DNA analysis, Creager said.Her physical injuries from the attack weren’t serious but she suffered emotional trauma, Creager said. In describing the intruder, the woman mentioned that he looked like someone who had done some work for her, and she gave police the worker’s name as a possible suspect.last_img read more

Latin rapper Kevin Fret faces judge after Brickell fight

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A Latin rapper was arrested and faced a judge after a brawl in Brickell.Puerto Rican rapper Kevin Fret faced a judge on Wednesday after he was accused of throwing a metal bottle at another man during a fight Tuesday.He allegedly hit the other man in the head.The fight happened at the Brickell Heights condo building near Southeast Ninth Street and South Miami Avenue.The 25-year-old has been charged with one count of aggravated battery.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Super 30 box office prediction Hrithik Roshans movie likely to have doubledigit

first_imgHrithik Roshan’s Super 30 box office predictionPR HandoutHrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 is all set to hit the theatres this Friday. Considering the hype and advance booking scenario of the film, Super 30 is likely to have a decent box office start on day 1.Super 30 is based on the life of an exceptionally brilliant mathematician Anand Kumar. The movie grabbed huge attention ever since the trailer was released. Hrithik’s performance and the storyline impressed majority of the viewers.Although none of the songs could help in creating more buzz for the movie, the subject is strong enough to hold viewers’ interest. With no other major release this Friday, Super 30 is likely to have a satisfactory opening at the Indian box office.According to reports, Super 30 has been having good advance booking across the country. The advance booking picked up since Wednesday. Moreover, Hrithik is appearing on the big screen after a long gap, and hence, his fans are extremely eager to watch the star’s movie.Considering the overall buzz and advance booking, Super 30 is expected to have a box office collection of Rs 12-14 crore (approximately) at the domestic market on first day.The numbers may vary depending on the critics’ reviews that are likely to come out soon as there is a special screening of Super 30 in Mumbai.Directed by Vikas Bahl, Super 30 also features Mrunal Thakur, Virendra Saxena, Nandish Singh, Pankaj Tripathi among others.last_img read more

NPR Photographer Interpreter Killed In Afghanistan

first_imgNPR photographer David Gilkey at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 29, 2016.Updated 3:15 a.m. ETZabihullah Tamanna (left) and David Gilkey in Afghanistan on June 2.David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist who chronicled pain and beauty in war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday along with NPR’s Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna.David and Zabihullah were on assignment for the network traveling with an Afghan army unit. They were in an armored Humvee driven by a soldier of the Afghan National Army. All three were killed after the Humvee was hit by rocket propelled grenades in an apparent ambush.NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva were also in the convoy, traveling in a separate vehicle. They were not injured.Tom reports that when the journalists’ remains arrived by helicopter at Camp Shorab in Helmand Province — where the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division has a training mission — an honor guard of “dozens and dozens” of U.S. soldiers stood at attention and saluted.David was 50 and Zabihullah, who for years also worked as a photographer, was 38.David was considered one of the best photojournalists in the world — honored with a raft of awards including a George Polk Award in 2010, a national News and Documentary Emmy in 2007 and dozens of distinctions from the White House News Photographers Association, including 2011 Still Photographer of the Year.It is fair to say that David witnessed some of humanity’s most challenging moments: He covered wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He covered the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. He covered the end of the apartheid regime in South Africa. He covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti, famine in Somalia and most recently the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.His images were haunting — amid the rubble, he found beauty; amid war, he found humanity.Back in 2010, after he covered the earthquake in Haiti, he talked about his craft. The camera, he said, made things easier.“It’s not like you put the camera to your face and therefore it makes what you’re seeing OK, but certainly you can put yourself in a zone,” David said. “It’s hard, but you can’t get caught up in it and become part of it. You still need to maintain your state of mind that you are helping tell this story.”His craft, he said, was about more than journalism.“It’s not just reporting. It’s not just taking pictures,” he said. “It’s, ‘Do those visuals, do the stories, do they change somebody’s mind enough to take action?’”In an email to staff, Michael Oreskes, NPR’s vice president for news, said David died pursuing that commitment.“As a man and as a photojournalist, David brought out the humanity of all those around him,” Michael said. “He let us see the world and each other through his eyes.”Zabihullah Tamanna was a photographer in Afghanistan for years. Here, one of his images of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai (right) during a talk with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on February 21, 2009.Keith Jenkins, the general manager for digital at the National Geographic Society who edited David at NPR, said he and David talked a lot about the dangers of the work David was doing and how much longer he could keep doing it.“Ultimately, he felt it was really important to tell those stories and to tell them to a society that can very often forget that we have people in harm’s way on a daily basis,” Keith said.David also understood those risks.“It’s a very hard thing to put into words, the peace you sort of make with what you’re gonna be doing,” David said. “I’m not saying you walk into these situations and you’re fatalistic about it but you also are preparing and making decisions based on the sort of level of threat that is there.”Zabihullah, who was known as Zabi, worked as a photojournalist for the Chinese news agency Xinhua. More recently, he wrote for Turkey’s Anadolu News Agency. Zabihullah kept a tick-tock on the country. He wrote the big news — when a new Afghani president was sworn in — but also covered the daily attacks and drone strikes that killed militants and civilians.NPR’s Philip Reeves recruited Zabihullah to NPR. He called him a “great colleague.”“He was a lovely man, with a great eye for a story and deep wisdom about his country,” Philip said. “He clearly loved his family.”Zabihullah leaves behind three young children.Secretary of State John Kerry released the following statement:I was saddened to learn today of the death of an NPR photographer, ‎David Gilkey, and his colleague Zabihulla Tamanna, who were part of a crew reporting on Afghan forces in the southern part of the country.This attack is a grim reminder of the danger that continues to face the Afghan people, the dedication of Afghan national defense and security forces to securing their country, and of the courage of intrepid journalists — and their interpreters — who are trying to convey that important story to the rest of the world.David Gilkey certainly never shied away from conveying those stories, whether there in Afghanistan or Somalia, Haiti, Gaza, Iraq and dozens of other places around the world. He was ‎more than a gifted photographer. He was a gifted story‎teller, who understood the power of imagery to enhancing the power of understanding. He will be sorely missed.Teresa and I send our t‎houghts and prayers for these courageous individuals to their colleagues, friends and families.Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more

Destiny DLC area discovered that Bungie wont let you play until 2015

first_imgWe’ve seen some accidental map drops from Destiny users that show off the coming DLC content, but it looks like the actual map areas have started to arrive in the game. There’s nothing in these areas for you to do just yet, but if you’re the type who enjoys a good pointless challenge you’ll be excited by the ability to reach at least one of the DLC zones.There’s clearly lots of work happening behind the scenes of Destiny, and curiously little bits of that work keep leaking out on to public-facing servers. This is a good thing overall, because it demonstrates that Bungie is working hard to tweak and change things in order to provide the best overall experience for players, but it does also raise a few eyebrows when it comes to the nature of upcoming DLC updates.One such example of these content leaks is a new map area that you can get to as long as you’re clever, but is that indicative of content that was deliberately removed to make charging for DLC seem like more than it really is?As you can see in the video, this is far from being easy to get to. While you can swap out triple jump with blink to get into this area, which is clearly an area we’ll see more of when the House of Wolves DLC is made available in 2015, the only thing you can do when you get there is recover a couple of Ghosts.It’s likely this is not the only hidden map area that was inserted into the game after the update, but most other places in the game will have this kind of content behind sealed doors instead of gravity lifts. These added areas don’t help the overwhelming notion that the content already existed and was removed to be sold as DLC, but with any luck there will be a lot more than a couple of map areas in those updates.last_img read more

We asked BeBe Zahara Benet about the lipstick and got owned –

first_imgThis documentarian has been following Drag Race’s BeBe Zahara Benet for 12 yearsWe are shook at this RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 conspiracy theoryBeBe Zahara Benet says she might return to Cameroon this yearRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : GAYSTARNEWS- eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . ‘Why are you curious about it?’ the Jungle Kitty singer replies, with a knowingly clipped tone, as I’m reminded of her ferocious Grace Jones on Snatch Game.‘Well…my colleagues want to know,’ I say.And with that, BeBe directs her thunderous energy – and always, to be clear, with tongue planted firmly in cheek – elsewhere.“My love – why do you need to know?”‘‘Ask your colleagues, why do they have to know?’ she instructs me. ‘Is it a thing of being that entitled? They have to know everything, see everything, be part of everything?‘It doesn’t have to always be like that. You say “My love – why do you need to know?”‘With that, we both fall into fits of laughter.Don’t mistake this Minneapolis star for a diva. During our chat, I find BeBe – who won SE1 back in 2009 before returning to All Stars this year – warm, open and above all, hilarious.Furthermore, the 37-year-old is more than forthcoming on a range subjects, from her plans to visit her native Cameroon this year, to her relationship status and her appearance at London’s DragWorld UK this month.As will be explained, BeBe may not consider herself a queen, but still, we’re bowing down…Where are you BeBe?I’m in Minneapolis. I don’t know if you know where that is?I do! Are you excited to be visiting England?I am. Very. I’ve never been there. I’ve always wanted. The timing’s never been right.Do you like British men?Wow. Are you serving British men on a platter? What are you doing? What kind of flavors are we talking about?Fish and chips flavor…?What is this fish and chips thing I keep hearing all the time? Does it have something to do with the UK?Yes, it’s our favorite dish. Deep-fried cod and fries, but thick.Oh my gosh. That;s yummy.What’s been your strangest encounter with a fan at a convention?I haven’t had a really super strange encounter yet. I hope I don’t. I’m sure other girls have stories. One thing is fans get really touchy-feely. Certain parts that are not supposed to be touched, in a way… It’s like: ‘What? Are you trying to find out what’s going on?’ But I’m also always really surrounded by people who protect me and stuff so it’s never been anything so weird, thank god.From fans to trolls – what’s your tip for dealing with them? It seems everyone in the public eye gets trolled a bit?Oh, we all do. No matter how good you are, you can never be Mother Theresa honey. Those trolls are sitting there waiting to pounce. I don’t know if anything really gets to me. I’m comfortable in my skin and unapologetic of who I am.center_img There are things that have been said, especially when I was on All Stars 3. Some people were not excited about me being in it. People feel they can be very, very disrespectful. I don’t engage. I use my social media for positivity, to uplift people. If you bring that sort of energy, you’re deleted, blocked.What these trolls are looking for is to antagonize you. You kill them by not giving them any attention.How do you feel about the possibility of bio queens and trans women competing on the show in the future?One thing I would say is I believe drag should be all-inclusive. I think aspects of drag have changed over time. Therefore, I was just saying, even I don’t like being referred to as a drag queen. Not that there’s anything wrong with the words drag queen. The only reason is because I feel it has evolved. The art of drag has evolved.It’s become so inclusive. A lot of artists are using that to enhance their careers. If you can embrace and celebrate it, and create some aspects of illusion and entertainment, then yeah, go for it honey! Doesn’t matter who you are, just do it well. Make sure you respect the craft, and respect the creative process.If you prefer not to be referred to as a drag queen, what term do you prefer?It’s not the ‘drag’ that’s the problem. It’s the ‘queen’. We are artists. We do a lot of what mainstream quote unquote ‘artists’ are doing, if not more.So ‘drag artist’?Call me a drag artist. Call me a drag performer.Jujubee was telling me the queens from her season have a Facebook chat group. Do you have that with any of the drag artists you’ve worked with?Yes, there’s a drag group called The Sisterhood. It’s not just for SE1, it’s for all the sisters.[embedded content]That’s on Facebook?It’s on Facebook I think. You cannot join us, I’m sorry. It’s very private, honey!Is there any romance in life?Is this matchmaking, is that what’s going on?I’ve got some British men lined up for you.If you’ve got the lineup, I’m going hold you to that when I come to the UK. I’ll hold you accountable. I, I have no… I am single, how about that? I’m happily single. Is that a good answer?Is it a thing for drag artists to date each other? Does that happen on the scene?There are some situations where drag artists date each other. As artists we are complex. Imagine putting me, with all the layers that I have, with another drag artist who has all these layers. An explosion!In every relationship you need a gardener and a garden.Exactly. So a lot of the time, artists won’t date each other. But sometimes energies do merge together.DragWorld UK comes to Olympia London from 18-19 August.Jujubee on who she’s dating, her gay cat and possible Drag Race return With a gulp, I ask the fabulous BeBe Zahara Benet the one question I’ve been dreading.Who was she going to send home on RuPaul’s Drag Race – All Stars Season 3, when BenDeLaCreme famously quit the show? Whose name did she write on that damn lipstick? Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

Look at all the world leaders who shook hands with Laura Chinchilla

first_img2. Second term U.S. President Barack Obama, in San José, in May Courtesy of the Dominican Republic government 3. New Chinese president Xi Jinping, in San José, in June 4. Recently elected and well-coiffed Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, in San José, in February AFP AFP 7. Controversial handshaker and Cuban President Raúl Castro, in Santiago, Chile, in January Courtesy of Notimex 6. Popular Dominican President Danilo Medina, in Santiago, Chile, in January Presidents are tasked with all sorts of all-important tasks, handling matters of national security, the economy and so much more. But some of the president’s most visible duties are simply reflexing – like the meet-and-greet with foreign dignitaries. Laura Chinchilla has The Art of the Handshake down pat.That’s good cause some of the most influential leaders in the world met, and posed for photo ops with, Chinchilla in 2013. Guests included the beloved new pope and the leaders of the world’s two largest economies. Chinchilla, the Americas’ least popular president, also met with the region’s most popular leader, Dominican Danilo Medina.Here are some of the prominent world leaders who met and shook with Costa Rica’s president. Click the links below to learn the reason for the visit and the traditional exchanging of skin:    1. Time’s Person of the Year Catholic leader Pope Francis, in Vatican City, in November (We couldn’t find a photo of Raúl shaking hands with Costa Rica’s president. But maybe it’s to be cautious with your photo ops with the communist leader. Those international handshakes can sometimes get blown out of proportion.)THE TICO TIMES’ YEAR-IN-REVIEW 2013:The biggest crime storiesThe 8 most fascinating Central America stories of the yearThe best of Costa Rica in 2013, according to everyone elseCosta Rica vs. Nicaragua Facebook Comments 5. La Sele supporter Irish President Michael D. Higgins, in San José, in October  No related posts.last_img read more

Greens and Solidarity decide on conscience vote

first_imgTwo more parties decided late on Thursday night to let their supporters vote according to their conscience.In separate sessions of their respective top decision-making bodies, the Greens and Solidarity voted to back neither of the two candidates in Sunday’s presidential elections.According to the Cyprus News Agency, an internal poll conducted by the Greens found that 47.92 per cent of party members chose to support neither candidate, 35.94 per cent to back independent candidate Stavros Malas, and 16.14 per cent to support the incumbent, president Nicos Anastasiades.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more