One policeman and two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in a 20-hour-long encounter in south Kashmir’s Tral area, which began at 6 p.m. on Saturday.Three soldiers, including a Major, were injured.After a night-long exchange of fire, the security forces on Sunday used improvised explosive devices to blow up the house, where the militants were hiding, in Nazneenpora village.“We killed two militant commanders in the encounter without any collateral damage. We will continue operations [against militants] but will ensure that no civilian is hurt,” J&K Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid said.One slain militant was identified as Hizb commander Aqib Molvi, a resident of Tral’s Hayuna. “Another was a foreign militant,” said Mr. Vaid. He was identified as Saifullah alias Usama alias Hamaad.One member of the police’s Special Operations Group (SOG), Manzoor Ahmad Naik, was also killed in the initial assault.As the encounter was on, clashes erupted in parts of Tral. Hospital sources said over one dozen civilians, including four hit by pellets, were injured in the clashes.Three children injuredA mysterious blast left three children injured in north Kashmir’s Sopore on Sunday. Superintendent of Police (SP), Sopore, Harmeet Singh, said the children were injured near a hillock at Pazalpora, Sopore, Baramulla district.Locals said they had stepped on some explosives. “A forensic science laboratory team visited the spot. We will try to identify the composition of the blast material,” said Mr. Singh.The injured children were identified as Saahil Rashid Lone, Aakash Reyaz Bhat and Shakir Hussain Dar. Rashid was shifted to a Srinagar hospital for specialised treatment.ASI dies in accidentA policeman died and four were injured when their patrol vehicle skidded off the road in restive Shopian in south Kahsmir.The deceased was identified as assistant sub-inspector Nazir Ahmad. The vehicle fell into a low-lying area near Imam-Sahib village.
Not surprisingly, former Oklahoma State speedster Tyreek Hill – a former track star and return specialist – ran a blazing 4.24 40-yard dash at his pro day as he prepares to try and raise his stock for the upcoming NFL draft.4.24 at proday today— Ty Hill (@cheetah) March 11, 2016And here’s the video.Per cheatsheet.com, a 4.24 would rank tied for first among NFL combine participants in the history of the event. Running back Chris Johnson ran an NFL combine best 4.24 in 2008.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Grooming brand Baxter might seem like it was born yesterday. It’s that fresh. But this company has been around for a half century. Let that sink in. They’ve been in the grooming game since dudes thought it was acceptable to use a dingy bar of soap to wash from head-to-toe (okay, some till do).To fete its major milestone, Baxter has assembled its greatest hits and wrangled artist and surfer Tyler Warren to design a box to hold all the goodies. Warren is a bit of a Renaissance man by way of California. In addition to his illustration talents, which are exhibited on the collectible case, he’s a graphic designer, painter, shaper of surfboards, and, of course, world-class surfer. The concentric circular design he’s created exclusively for Baxter is vaguely tribal and also sort of reminiscent of Mr. Zog’s Sex Wax making it perfectly fitting for the brand’s SoCal roots.In the Best of Baxter Box, you’ll find cult classics like Clay Pomade and Oil-Free Moisturizer, old standbys Daily Protein Shampoo, Daily Face Wash, and deodorant, along with the new favorite Exfoliating Body Bar. And to round out the collection there is a limited-edition candle, created to honor the brand’s charity partnership (a first for them) with Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit that works to protect the world’s oceans and beaches. Its scent nods to the organization with its Pacific Ocean inspired fresh marine notes and the glass is etched with Warren’s illustration, which makes it perfect for stashing stuff when the candle burns down.And you get all of that goodness for a Benjamin. But another reason to scoop up the set is that ten percent of sales goes towards the Surfrider Foundation’s sea-saving campaign. So you and the beaches will look better for it. The Barbershop Renaissance and Men’s Grooming Revolution, According to Fellow Barber’s Sam Buffa The Best New Men’s Grooming Brands You Need to Know About Editors’ Recommendations Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App
Motorists driving between Mabou and Port Hood in Inverness County will find rugged scenery but a smooth road after the completion of a road-paving project by the province. The Department of Transportation and Public Works today, July 15, advertised a tender for repaving on various sections of Trunk 19 from Mabou Harbour Bridge south for 11 kilometres to Port Hood. This project is part of the Department of Transportation and Public Works’ program to upgrade the province’s highways. The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.
New Delhi: Fertiliser co-operative Kribhco on Thursday reported 26 per cent increase in profit before tax to Rs 205.54 crore during the last fiscal and announced 20 per cent dividend for the members. Its profit before tax stood at Rs 162.56 crore in the 2017-18 and had declared 18 per cent dividend. “Your society has posted a pre tax profit of Rs 205.54 crore and the society”s net worth has increased from Rs 3,413.05 crore in the year 2017-18 to Rs 3507.88 crore as on 31st March ,2019,” Kribhco Chairman Chandra Pal Singh said while addressing the 39th annual general meeting. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalIt has a total membership of 9,462 co-operative societies and paid up share capital of the society was Rs 389.11 crore as on March 31, 2019, he added. Kribhco”s urea production stood at 23.42 lakh tonne and ammonia output was 13.65 lakh tonne MT with 106.74 per cent and 109.39 per cent capacity utilisation, respectively. “The society achieved ever highest sales of 53.16 lakh tonnes fertilisers during 2018-19 breaking its previous record of 48.62 lakh tonnes during 2017-18,” Singh said. Its subsidiary KRIBHCO Infrastructure Ltd (KRIL), which operates eight container rakes under Category –I license on pan-India basis, reported Rs 186.65 crore revenue during the last fiscal.
Tangiers – King Mohammed VI chaired, on Monday at the Royal palace in Tangiers, a council of ministers during which three organic draft laws and a draft government decree were adopted.In the beginning of the meeting, economy and finance minister gave before the King a presentation on the general guidelines of the draft Budget Bill for 2017.This draft bill was developed on the basis of the high royal guidelines, based on four key priorities: The speeding up of the structural transformation of the national economy, by focusing on industrialization and export, particularly through raising the pace of implementation of Industrial Acceleration Plan, modernizing industrial systems, diversifying agricultural value added and orienting the service sector towards higher value added activities.The strengthening of the competitiveness of the national economy and the promotion of private investment through the continued improvement of the business climate, the implementation of investment reform plan, the modernization of the financial sector, the improvement of access to companies’ financing, notably SMEs.The qualification of human capital through a set of measures relating to the implementation of the education and health reform, the facilitation of access to decent housing, employment support for youth and the continued implementation of the program to reduce social and spatial disparities.The strengthening of the mechanisms of institutional governance in particular as regards the continuation of judicial reform, the implementation of regionalization and development model of the southern provinces and the launch of the pension plans reform.Later on, and as part of the continuation of the implementation of constitutional provisions, the council of ministers examined and adopted three organic draft laws.Thus, the council adopted an organic draft law on the implementation stages of the official nature of the Amazigh language, and on the terms of its integration in education and in the various priority areas of public life.This project, which is part of the implementation of Article 5 of the Constitution, sets out the general principles governing the implementation of the official nature of the Amazigh language, and the terms of its integration in the education sector, legislation, parliamentary action, information and communication, cultural and artistic creation, in administration, services, public institutions and territorial authorities, and in spaces and public services. It also aims to define the steps and mechanisms for monitoring its implementation.The council of ministers also adopted the organic draft law on the National Council for Moroccan Culture and Languages.This project, developed as part of the implementation of the provisions of Article 5 of the Constitution, defines the powers of the Council, its composition and the manner of its operation. This Council will bring together all the institutions concerned with Arab and Amazigh languages, as well as other bodies responsible for promoting cultural heritage.It will also propose strategic guidelines of the State in the areas of language and cultural policies and ensure their harmonization, knowing that these guidelines will be submitted the council of ministers for approval.Afterwards, the council adopted the organic draft law establishing the conditions and modalities of exercising the right to strike.This project, developed in accordance with Article 29 of the Constitution and in accordance with international standards recognized by the International Labour Organization, establishes the conditions and modalities of exercising the right to strike in the public and private sectors and in vital services.It also determines, through a balance between rights and duties, the provisions to be observed before and during the strike, sanctions applied to offenders of the provisions of this organic law. It also allows public authorities to ensure public order and the protection of persons and property.Subsequently, the council adopted the draft decree law on the adherence of officials of the Directorate General of Civil Protection to the rules of military discipline, especially regarding the commands, rights, duties and responsibilities, military training, aspects of discipline and military conduct as well as bonuses and disciplinary measures.The project also aims to subject all categories of officials of the Directorate General to guarantees provided to members of the Royal Armed Forces and to legal provisions relating to military justice.
15 July 2009With only 144 days left until the start of the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen, greater efforts are needed to ensure that countries “seal the deal” on a new pact to slash greenhouse gas emissions, an official with the world body said today. Countries attending the meeting of the Major Economies Forum (MEF) on 9 July made some headway on climate change, “but also highlighted areas where we have a lot to do before we reach agreement in Copenhagen,” Janos Pasztor, Director of the Secretary-General’s Climate Support Team, told reporters in New York.Leaders of over one dozen developed nations attending the MEF meeting in L’Aquila, Italy, said they recognize that the global average temperature should not increase more than 2 degrees centigrade, which is “a critically important goal” which these nations had never endorsed explicitly before, he said.They also agreed to set up a global partnership to spur the use of low-carbon technologies and to double public sector investment into research of these new technologies by 2015.Further, the leaders said that financial resources for both mitigation and adaptation must be scaled up dramatically, and although the stopped short of specifying amounts, they did agree to consider a ‘green’ fund, Mr. Pasztor noted.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that the cuts in greenhouse gas emissions proposed by the Group of Eight (G8) leaders, “while welcome, are not sufficient.”Underscoring that “the time for delays and half-measures is over,” Mr. Ban stressed that “the personal leadership of every head of State or government is needed to seize this moment to protect people and the planet from one of the most serious challenges ever to confront humanity.”Heads of G8 countries agreed in L’Aquila to a long-term goal of reducing emissions by 2050, but Mr. Ban said that this target was not credible without “ambitious mid-term targets, and baselines.“In order to achieve such a global goal, developed countries must lead by example in making firm commitments to reduce their emissions by 2020 on the order of the 25 to 40 per cent below 1990 levels that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tells us is required. It is disappointing to note that thus far, the mid-term emissions targets announced by developed countries in the MEF are not in this range.”To support countries in their bid to conclude a successor pact in December to the Kyoto Protocol, whose first commitment period ends in 2012, Mr. Ban is convening a high-level summit – expected to be the largest climate change gathering this year – in New York on 22 September.It is hoped that this summit can foster trust among world leaders, Mr. Pasztor said today, adding that “we will not be able to address climate change without that trust.”
Anandasangaree noted that right from the very inception certain religious dignitaries like the Venerable Maduluwava Sobitha Thera, the Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera, the Venerable Athuraliye Rathina Thera, former President Chandrica Bandaranayaike Kumarathunga, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasingha and President Maithiripala Sirisena had repeatedly assured that they will take the responsibility of solving the ethnic problem to the satisfaction of all the parties concerned. “A silent revolution had taken place providing an excellent opportunity for all of us to sort out matters that could be sorted out. The minorities have innumerable problems all of which cannot be sorted out overnight or even in a short period. But certainly much can be done during the two year period the UNP and the SLFP have agreed to work as a National Government. The TNA also must take a quick decision and voluntarily join the National Government. That is what the Tamil people want and it is for that reason the Tamil People voted for the TNA. Since thirty to forty political parties, with varying policies, had been mainly responsible for creating this situation, a duty is cast on you to deal with the situation cautiously,” he said. The Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF) has urged the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to join the National Government.TULF Secretary General V. Anandasangaree, in a letter to TNA leader R. Sampanthan, said that the minorities have innumerable problems all of which cannot be sorted out overnight or even in a short period. “My advice at this juncture is for you to trust them and give all cooperation to the National Government. Above all, why can’t we, who have wasted over half a century, now take a chance, on this good opportunity that has come on our way to get our longstanding problems solved?”Anandasangaree said. (Colombo Gazette)
The Council also agreed to hold a follow-up meeting early next week to give the wider UN membership an opportunity to discuss the issue, according to Security Council President, Gunter Pleuger of Germany.Ambassador Pleuger made the announcement following consultations on the arrangements for Friday’s scheduled briefing by Hans Blix, Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC), and Mohamed ElBaradei, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).The Council members agreed to hold an open meeting because several foreign Ministers had expressed interest in participating, the Council President said in a statement to the press.That open meeting will get under way at 10:15 Friday morning, Ambassador Pleuger said. “Members will hear the reports of Dr. Blix and Dr. ElBaradei and then have a chance to discuss them first in open meeting, followed by a closed meeting for the members of the Council.”Then, on Tuesday, 18 February, another open meeting is scheduled to be held, to give an opportunity for the remaining members of the United Nations to air their views on Iraq, according to Ambassador Pleuger. “The idea behind this is that mainly the Council members will discuss the reports on Friday – so for more transparency – Council members felt there should be an opportunity to give members of the General Assembly who are not members of the Council the chance to discuss this important issue,” he said. On Tuesday, non-Council members will take the floor first, Ambassador Pleuger added, noting that, if necessary, the Council will make arrangements for extending the meeting beyond Tuesday to allow all speakers to take part in the discussion.
Notley sees Quebec premier on Energy East, talks Iran nuclear deal Related Stories Business report: Oil prices down after Iran nuclear deal Rachel Notley has made her first trip outside the province as Alberta’s premier, making strides in Quebec City for the proposed Energy East pipeline.The project would carry crude oil from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Quebec and New Brunswick.Notley sat down with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard Tuesday morning to discuss energy partnerships and environmental policy.She told reporters, Couillard and herself had some common ground.“I think it’s fair to say that he understands that energy continues to be a key driver of economic prosperity, not just in Alberta, but across Canada and he acknowledged as well that pipelines are ultimately the best way to move that product, and that we needed to look at ways to enhance market access,” Notley said.The premier said her Quebec counterpart has fairly reasonable requests before moving forward on Energy East.“Essentially what they need to see is some meaningful action with respect to environmental protection and climate change, and it needs to make economic sense for Quebec. Those are not unreasonable standards. They’re the same standards we would look for in Alberta,” she said.Notley has invited Couillard to visit Alberta along with various industry leaders from Quebec, to continue the economic dialogue.Notley confident Alberta can endure US – Iran nuclear dealPremier Notley is reacting to the historic nuclear accord between the United States and Iran.The deal restricts Iran from making additional material for an atomic bomb for at least a decade and allows further outside inspection of facilities like military sites. She said Alberta will be able to handle any change that causes in oil prices. “It’s certainly possible that we’ll see a temporary change in oil prices as the market reacts but we’re a province in Alberta that has seen oil prices go up and oil prices go down. We have a very resilient industry.”Notley told reporters she believes there is still a great deal of investor confidence in Alberta’s economy despite any oil price impacts. by Kaitlin Lee Posted Jul 14, 2015 11:35 am MDT Last Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 11:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
GOLD COAST, Australia — Defending champion Cameron Smith held a one-stroke lead over Marc Leishman and fellow Australian Jake McLeod after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines on Friday.Smith shot a 7-under 65 for a two-round total of 9-under 135. Leishman, Smith’s teammate last week at the World Cup of Golf in Melbourne, had his second consecutive 68 while McLeod, a co-leader after the first round, shot 70.American Harold Varner III, who won the tournament in 2016 and has finished second in a playoff and sixth in three Australian PGAs at Royal Pines, shot his second straight 69 and was three strokes behind.“I think I’m a lot better player right now than I was a couple years ago,” Varner said. “(The 2016 win) gives me confidence, but it’s in the past. It has nothing to do what’s going to happen this week.”___More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsThe Associated Press
International Handball Tournament in Struga in August was one of the strongest pre-season handball event in the Balkan countries. The winner was Macedonian RK Metalurg Skopje, second year in a row, which was obviously good preparation for the important clash and triumph over PICK Szeged at EHF CL qualification.Over 6000 fans watched handball matches in four days of the tournament at the beach of beautiful Ohrid Lake. Six teams from four countries played TOP handball in Struga:-We are very satisfied with the tournament organisation this year. Our plan is to built southern stand with VIP room and place for journalists. That will raise capacity of the court to 2500 seats. With that number all interested fans could watch the best handball next summer. We have problem often that spectators haven’t place at the stand due small capacity – says for Handball-Planet.com, tournament secretary, Goko Iloski.– We want to make some kind of roof for this open court to avoid problem with rain. Struga has also brand new sports hall, but we want to keep tradition and play matches at open court.BEACH HANDBALLThere is a lot of interesting plans in Struga. One of them is about organization of the strong Beach Handball tournament from 2015 as some kind of pre-event of tournament:– Our wish is that Struga becomes a real handball center during August. Beach handball tournament would be some kind of pre-event in order to keep the attention of handbal fans during two weeks – concludes Iloski, who was one of the main organisers with tournament president Liliana Zaturovska and Sasa Srbinovski.VIDEO MATERIAL – BEST PARTS OF THE FINAL MATCH IN STRUGA 2013:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J43L-akVowg Handball tournamentOhrid LakeStruga 2013 ← Previous Story Qatar have a new goalkeeper – Goran Stojanovic! Next Story → PSG beat Veszprem finally!
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram An outbreak of food poisoning following a set menu for Mother’s Day at Hellenic Republic Kew, is currently being investigated by the Department of Health and the local council.The restaurant that is co-owned by MasterChef judge George Calombaris, is being investigated after the Boroondara Council received reports that at least two groups of the 600 diners on the day fell sick. The diners suffered from vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. The council has asked anyone who dined at the restaurant as part of the Mother’s Day set menu to seek medical attention and to contact the council. Sample results were taken this week by inspectors with results pending. Calombaris owns a 25 per cent stake in Made Establishment, which controls Hellenic Republic in Kew and Brunswick, along with The Press Club and Gazi in the CBD.
Clark County is zeroing in on a $66.5 million plan so developers can build more than 1,500 single-family houses, townhomes and apartments near the Northeast 179th Street corridor without the county raising property taxes.County officials have developed a string of options and corresponding costs for lifting “urban holding,” a planning designation that has blocked development across more than 2,200 acres near the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds until money has been allocated for road improvements.During a work session Wednesday, the Clark County Council heard about two new options that would fund the road improvements.Councilor Gary Medvigy, who objected to raising taxes during a June 12 work session, supported an option that would require development to foot more of the road bill.“I was pretty impressed with the level of detail,” Medvigy said about the county’s latest work. “I am satisfied there really aren’t other options or less cost options.”The council agreed to hold a public hearing Tuesday before selecting a funding option. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.
By Kebba Jeffang and Saikou NyassiThe parents of the former Daily Observer newspaper’s presidential affairs reporter narrated their ordeal at the occasion marking the ninth year anniversary of the disappearance of their son.The ceremony was held on Friday by the Gambia Press Union (GPU) at the GPI.Journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh disappeared since 2006 after the AU Summit held in Banjul and there have been contradictory reports from top officials including the president about his whereabouts.The old man, Sarjo Manneh told the audience that he has experienced the worst trauma and sleepless nights in the past 9 years because he missed a valuable son that is irreplaceable. He said he is very sad but the worst part of it is how he can disappear without knowing what he did. He said there is even no allegation of any crime against him. He said lack of a way out and extreme poverty has deterred him from making certain efforts.“In my efforts to search for him even in the early days, I sent Lamin Manneh, one of my sons, an ex soldier, to the Daily Observer offices. The late Sarja Taal as the then Managing Director of the company sent him out. I went there myself and he asked me to give him 3 days. Upon my return, he told me that my son went out with Harry Sambou, the then head of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and his people. I went to Harry Sambou but I could not see him until my fourth trip at his office. He also told me that they have no witness on the issue and he referred me to meet Mr Ousman Sonko, the interior minister. When I approached Mr Sonko he checked in his detention register but did not see my son’s name,” said the distraught father.He said he promised them that whoever knows something about his son’s disappearance he or she will never see peace in life.While bidding farewell, he said, “Today I will go home in peace, I am relieved by the immense solidarity.”Chief Manneh’s mother said,“I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for organising this gathering. To be very candid I always feel uneasy and find it difficult at all times even to talk about my son, Chief Ebrima Manneh, since he was taken away from us nine good years ago.But today this gathering has somewhat relieved some of my tears and emotions.Ebrima left for work and never returned nine years ago. We were told he was arrested in the office where he works in broad daylight nine years ago and up till today there is nothing we have not done to know his whereabouts. What has happened has happened, we cannot do anything, but Allah knows. Allah knows what to do with those responsible for his arrest and disappearance, for He is the Creator of all humankind.I wish to thank the GPU for all efforts you have been rendering to us the family of Chief Manneh. Since the incident took place you are at all times visiting the family and have helped a great deal in the sustenance of the family, of which we are very grateful. And not only that, you have been assisting in the education of Chief Manneh’s children. We really appreciate your efforts.Thanks to all of you.]]>
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Monday, May 20, 2019:Police received reports of parties soliciting in the area of Main Street and Richmond Street, stopping traffic to try to speak with drivers. Police spoke with two in the Dollar Tree parking lot. Solicitors were from an area church group. Police advised them of safety concerns and sent them on their way. (7:02am)Fire Department responded to a bicyclist crash on Main Street. Fire Department transported man. (8:32am)Police notified Public Buildings Department that lights at Burlington Avenue and Chestnut Street were on flash. (2:17pm)A passerby reported a large metal bumper across the roadway on Main Street. Police moved it and reported it to Mass Highway for removal. (3:32pm)Employees of an Industrial Way company reported a territorial raccoon is not allowing them to use their dumpster. Animal Control Officer responded. Raccoon is 150′ up on a cell tower. Officer will check back tomorrow. (3:35pm)A Somerville Avenue resident reported a neighbor dumped grass clippings and brush onto her property. Police restored the peace. (6:32pm)A vehicle struck a deer near the 93 South Exit 38 ramp. Deer fell down embankment and needed to be euthanized. (8:52pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for September 3: Driveway Paving Solicitors; Skate Park Tagged; WPD Assist With Pick-Up At SchoolsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 3: Drug Arrest; 11pm Fireworks On Lowell St.; Raccoon Gets Head Stuck In Soup CanIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 18: Cat Gets Stuck In Wall After Plastering Project; Baby Raccoons Get Stuck In ChimneyIn “Police Log”
Amy BishopL-R: Esperson Gallery founder Tammy Dowe with artist Robert Hodge and handbag designer Beth Younger Purpich, who plan to donate works for the auction.Anyone on social media probably knows that two of the biggest trending stories lately have been Houston’s historic flooding and the death of the musician Prince. So when a local art gallery owner decided to hold an auction to raise money for people affected by the flood, she found a creative way to do so.“Whether it’s wearable art from our designer in residence, or sculpture, or canvas works, we tried to pick pieces that have a little bit of purple in them, because Prince was known as the ‘Purple One,’ says Tammy Dowe, founder of Esperson Gallery at Green Street.The Princeabration is twofold: It’ll raise money to support flood victims, while paying tribute to Prince.Dowe says 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the nonprofit flood relief fund established by Mayor Sylvester Turner.Local artist Robert Hodge is donating some of his work and is even creating some pieces especially for the event. “I’m going to keep Prince in mind. I want them fun. I want them affordable, so it’s going to be a surprise for everybody.”The Princeabration will include bands playing Prince covers, with versions ranging from bluegrass to hip hop. It gets underway Friday night at 6:30 inside the Esperson Gallery at Green Street in downtown Houston. 00:00 /01:18 Share Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X
Popular on Variety Other details that came out of the announcement include the fact that the operating system, called Luman, is in fact mostly a Linux system that has parts of other systems built into it and that the software is 64-bit.The group in the stream also reiterated that the goggles can’t fully occlude an image, but do offer a high level of opacity and that there are different power profiles that the system can switch to while in use to conserve battery power.During my time with a version of the Magic Leap gear last year, I was never able to fully pin down just how real the company’s light field technology was. A light field is essentially all of the light bouncing off all of the objects in a world. When you take a picture, you’re capturing a very thin slice of that light field. The eye, however, sees much more of that light field, allowing a person to perceive depth, movement, and a lot of other visual subtleties. The magic in Magic Leap is that it is meant to create not just an image floating before your eyes, but an artificial light field.One of the big questions was about occlusion. I found that in a dark room, where the demos I saw took place, it could occlude a person. I also found that getting too close to an object made it sort of clip out of existence or allowed me to pass through it unceremoniously.During the stream on Wednesday, the team talked about how developers need to do everything in their power to make sure that a user simply can’t get close enough to do that, or clipping will happen and it will take them out of the experience.While Magic Leap is said to be coming out this summer (and you can clearly see a retail box for the device leaned against a chair in the capture from the stream above this story), they also didn’t say who would be able to purchase it or how much it would cost. Last year, founder Rony Abovitz told me that they had a price in mind, but he declined to share it. He also said the first wave of devices would be called the Magic Leap One Creator Edition. And that only creators could purchase one. What’s a creator? At the time, Abovitz said creators are developers, brands, agencies, but also early adopter consumers. “The consumers who bought the first Mac, or the first PCs. Everyone who would have bought the first iPod. It’s that kind of group. But it’s definitely not just a development kit. If you’re a consumer-creator, you are going to be happy,” he said. The Magic Leap One Creator Edition ships this summer, the company announced during a live stream from its Florida headquarters on Wednesday.The news comes just hours after the company revealed a partnership with AT&T that will see the devices demoed in some of the company’s stores. During the afternoon stream, Magic Leap also laid out some of the first technical specification details for the device, which was first unveiled to Rolling Stone in 2017.The mixed-reality system, which includes a pocket computer, headset, and controller, uses an Nvidia Tegra X2 processor. The system on a chip, codenamed Parker, makes use of two ARM Cortex-A57 cores as well as a Denver 2 core.Alan Kimball, lead developer of tech strategy at Magic Leap, said the processor means that developers will have access to all three cores for creating experiences. One core will focus on feeding information to the graphics chip, one will focus on gameplay logic, and the final will deal with jobs like handling physics and audio. The GPU built into the Tegra X2 is Pascal-based and has 256 CUDA cores. Kimball declined to discuss how much memory would be built into the system but said memory shouldn’t be a hurdle for creating experiences on the mixed-reality device. ×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
With an aim to promote cultural tourism in the city, Delhi Tourism has been hosting a series of cultural events under the banner of Dilli Haat Utsav. This festival started on September 13, 2014 and will continue till March 31, 2015. In a bid to boost international as well as local tourism in Delhi, the festival will be on for nearly 6 months. Dilli Haat Utsav offers evenings full of cultural performances every weekend at all three Dilli Haats, at INA, Janak Puri and Pitampura. The festival is being held in collaboration with Department of Art, Culture and Languages (Govt. of Delhi) and gives a promising platform to new artistes to perform in the city. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This weekend also witnessed some enthralling performances. Dilli Haat INA witnessed Usha Chabra who charmed the visitors with her mastered story-telling skills on Saturday and Dushyant Ahuja’s Sindhi Folk Musical Group from Sindhi Academy presented light music on Sunday.Dilli Haat Pitam Pura saw Santanu Chakraborty and group from Sahitya Kala Parishad showcasing Bharatnatyam dance performance on Saturday, while Natras Cultural Group from the same academy enthralled the visitors with folk dance on Sunday.Dilli Haat Janak Puri hosted National Bamboo Expo Mart (Baans Bazar) from 28-30 November. It was organised by National Bamboo Mission.
The luxury playground of W Retreat & Spa – Maldives and the destination Maldives has won accolades of Lonely Planet reader’s choice awards.In the results of the Lonely Planet Magazine India’s Travel Awards 2012 which was announced recently, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives was voted as the ‘Best Resort Hotel’ (International), while the destination Maldives was voted as the ‘Best Destination for Relaxation’ (International).This year, both Maldives and W Retreat & Spa – Maldives have been tipped for a number of international accolades; having been nominated in multiple categories at the World Travel Awards 2012 as well. Source = W Hotels Worldwide