Cong fields Priyanka against PM Modi in MP poll campaign

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress, which preferred not to field Priyanka Vadra Gandhi from Varanasi against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has come out with a new strategy to take on PM Modi during electioneering by pitching Priyanka against him.The star campaigner of Congress — Priyanka Vadra Gandhi — has been pitched against PM Modi, the BJP’s star campaigner, in BJP’s stronghold Madhya Pradesh’s Malwa-Nimar region. The region would go to polls in the last phase on May 19. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra SinghIn a bid to take a lead during the campaigning for the last phase of the general elections by making it a straight ‘fight’ between Priyanka and Modi, the Congress has scheduled the public meetings of Priyanka in places where either Modi is addressing masses the same day or after a gap of 24 hours. As per the party insiders, the move is aimed at giving an impression that besides Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the grand old party has other leaders too to engage directly with PM Modi in public discourse. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroadThe war of words between Modi and Priyanka would start from Indore as PM Modi is scheduled to address a political rally on Sunday, while Priyanka, will make her maiden visit to Indore three days later to turn the situation in favour of Congress candidate Pankaj Sanghvi, who is pitted against BJP’s fresh face Shankar Lalwani. PM Modi is also scheduled to address a political rally in Khandwa. A day later, on Monday, both the leaders would be in Jhabua-Ratlam, the reserved Schedule Tribe seat that traditionally has been with the Congress. The BJP won this constituency only in 2014 and that when Congress rebel Dilip Singh Bhuria crossed over to defeat Kantilal Bhuria — a veteran Congressman. However, Congress MP Kantilal wrested the seat in a bypoll and now he is facing the challenge from BJP’s GS Damor. As per the campaign tour released by the Congress, Priyanka, after landing in Indore on Monday at 12.30 pm, would take a chopper to seek blessings of Mahakal — Lord Shiva in Ujjain and then proceed for the public meetings.last_img read more

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Delcrest Park in Delhi now fully accessible

Norfolk County / Contributed photo Chantelle Fournier, member of the Norfolk County Accessibility Advisory Committee, and her 10-year-old daughter Brook Barker using the newly accessible Delcrest Park. The new Delcrest Park playground in Delhi is now welcoming to parents and children of all abilities.“I’m able to go on the surface as opposed to sitting on the side and watching my daughter play,”  said Chantelle Fournier, a member of the Norfolk County Accessibility Advisory Committee who uses a wheelchair.“With these kinds of parks, I can interact and be right there having fun with my daughter.”A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Delcrest Park to commemorate the county’s new fully accessible park on May 28.“This park is clearly evidence of Norfolk County’s commitment to improving accessibility for everyone here in Norfolk,” Mayor Chopp said to the people in attendance at the ribbon cutting ceremony.“If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far through being a politician it’s that no decision will make everyone happy. At the end of the day this is a fundamental principle that everyone can agree on, that all kids deserve a happy and fun childhood,” said Chopp.The $50,000 project was funded by the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF).“It’s a new world,” Fournier said in an earlier news release. “It’s a new opportunity that I couldn’t explore or discover with my daughter otherwise. The more opportunities that we get, the more we try.”The old playground, built in 1994, was no longer suitable. The site now has accessible parking nearby, and will now be able to welcome children who might not have had the opportunity to play there previously.County staff estimates that 9,000 individuals with disabilities will benefit from the playground within the first year of it being open.Chopp said the park is a model that can be used for future park updates across Norfolk County.“I think it’s certainly a model that we’ll be able to build on,” said Chopp. “The goal here is to improve accessibility for all.”“I’m looking forward to seeing more of these completely accessible parks across Norfolk County,” added Waterford Coun.  Kim Huffman. Ward 3 Coun. Michael Columbus thanked the previous council for its work towards the project.“I want to commend our council and all of the staff that were involved in making this beautiful project happen. I also want to commend the former council because it was their initiation that got this project going along with the help of the accessibility advisory committee,” said Columbus.The new equipment is expected to bring in more camps, play groups, school trips and further promote daily exercise. It will also build communication and help cultivate social skills among the county’s youth.“The event comes at a fitting time as it happens in conjunction with National Access Awareness Week (May 27 to June 2),”  Shelley Darlington, Norfolk County’s director of corporate support services, said in a release.The EAF Community Accessibility Stream provides funding for projects that help improve accessibility in communities across Canada through renovations, retrofits, construction or providing information and communications technologies for community use.Norfolk County has received EAF grants for the DAISY Readers program at Norfolk County Public Library, accessible washrooms in the Delhi Community Centre Arena, an accessible playground at Lakeview Park, a pool lift at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Centre, and accessible beach mats at Port Dover Beach.“Norfolk County is proud of the numerous accessible projects that have been undertaken over the past few years,” said Darlington. “Accessible recreation is a vital part of a healthy community which brings families and children of all abilities together and promotes physical and social activity.”These projects helped bring Fournier and her family back to the area. Two decades ago, she moved to Kitchener seeking a more accessible community but has since returned home.“I started coming back and noticing we were getting bigger stores which means more accessibility and more growth,” Fournier explained. “From where Norfolk was 20 years ago to now is unbelievable. For being a small community, they’ve all come together in making everything more accessible and making more opportunities for people like me and people in general.”The ceremony ended with a few words from Deborah Pike of the accessibility committee, and then a group from council and the committee cutting a ribbon.“I want to thank everybody for making Norfolk County a more inclusive society,” said Pike. read more

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At UN Estonian President stresses Internet governance in development

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today, the President of Estonia highlighted the use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) to drive development and the importance of international law to preserve Internet freedom while protecting citizens from cyber crime.“The main driver of sustainable development is inclusive and responsible policies in economics,” President Toomas Hendrik Ilves told the General Debate of the Assembly’s 68th session. Mr. Ilves added that modern ICT solutions are a key enabler to foster such growth, leading to better governance, access to public services, job creation, transparency, accountability and civil society participation.In his statement, he stressed that cyber security and internet freedom “are intrinsically linked and in no way incompatible.” “Freedom of opinion and expression – online or off – is a cornerstone of every democracy and constitutes a fundamental human right,” Mr. Ilves continued. He added that the UN Group of Government Experts affirmed that international law is essential in promoting an “open, secure and accessible cyberspace.”He joins scores of world leaders and high-level Government officials in New York who will, over the next five days, present their views and comments on issues of individual national and international relevance. Delegations are focusing on a global development agenda for the period following 2015, the deadline for achieving the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).“The targets should leave no one behind and be applicable and achievable in every country,” Mr. Ilves said, stressing the importance of women and girls as main drivers of development.He also noted the importance of education, decent job opportunities and essential heal services, to the agenda, as well as the inclusion of topics particularly relevant to people with disabilities who have been “one of the most excluded segments of our societies.” Turning to the crisis in Syria, Mr. Ilves said that the use of chemical weapons is “unacceptable under any circumstances and requires complete and unreserved condemnation,” and urged the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the Security Council to move forward to destroy and verify the weapons.The President also noted that Estonia was among the countries to join an initiative in January asking the Security Council to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In contrast, Mr. Ilves praised the presidential elections in Mali which have “paved the way for optimism,” and reiterated Estonia’s support in rebuilding the country.Mr. Ilves also said the future looks promising in Afghanistan where “responsibility and ownership make people masters of their own fate.” read more

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Ohio State mens basketball drops Nebraska 6356

The Ohio State men’s basketball team defeated Nebraska in Lincoln Saturday night, 63-56, to keep a pair of streaks alive. With the win, the No. 11-ranked Buckeyes extended their winning streak to four games. In the process, OSU advanced to 17-4 on the season and 7-2 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes also remain perfect against their newest conference foe. Since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011, OSU is 4-0 against Nebraska. Nebraska proved to be a much tougher opponent than it was in the teams’ first meeting, in which OSU dispatched the Huskers, 70-44, at the Schottenstein Center. This time around, Nebraska gave the Buckeyes all they could handle for a good portion of the first half, and it even led a couple of times. In the closing minutes of the half, however, OSU mounted a 15-4 run, which seemed to drain some energy out of the home crowd and the Huskers, while giving OSU all the momentum. The Buckeyes carried that momentum into the second half, and expanded their lead to as much as 15 points. But the resilient Huskers would not go away. Nebraska slowly chipped away at OSU’s lead, in large part because of senior center and defensive anchor Andre Almeida. The 6-foot-11, 314-pound Almeida made it difficult for OSU to find easy looks in the paint, and as the Buckeyes struggled to find scores, Nebraska cut the margin to five points with just over a minute left to play. The Huskers couldn’t knock down a few open shots in the closing minute, however, and OSU put the game away from the free throw line. Nebraska falls to 11-12 on the season and to 2-8 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes received sporadic production from junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored 15 points but struggled while doing so. The Big Ten’s leading scorer connected on just 6-of-18 shots, as he was constantly doubled-teamed and harassed by Husker defenders. While Thomas was fairly inefficient with his scoring, Lenzelle Smith Jr. was anything but. The junior guard made all six of his field goal attempts for a game-high and season-high 21 points. After struggling to put away one of the Big Ten’s bottom feeders, the Buckeyes will now move into what could be their toughest week of the season. The Buckeyes will embark upon a pair of contests, against No. 1 Michigan on Feb. 5 and No. 3 Indiana on Feb. 10. This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Correction: February 3, 2013 An earlier version of this story misspelled Andre Almeida’s name in the seventh paragraph. read more

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Christmas lights are no longer causing a spike in electricity consumption

first_imgCHRISTMAS LIGHTING IS causing less of a demand on Ireland’s electricity supply grid, authorities say, and could be due to the use of new technology.EirGrid, the state-owned body with responsibility for monitoring the supply and demand of electricity , say a notable increase in consumption previously associated with Christmas lights has not been seen over the past three years.“In recent years it hasn’t been so obvious,” spokesperson Michael Kelly said, “while four or five years ago it was possible to see a noticeable difference.”“It’s also worth noting that demand in general is usually lower over Christmas, as more people are at home. During Christmas day there is an even lower than normal level of electricity usage for a holiday”.One of the largest suppliers of festive lighting in Ireland, the Fantasy Lights Group, believe this is down to a transition to Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights.Chairman Gabriel Byrne told that as much as 95 per cent of Christmas lighting sold is now LED technology, using a faction of the power traditional incandescent bulbs use.“If you take George’s Street in Dublin city centre for example,” he said, “each row of lights uses roughly 40 watts. Before we replaced our lighting with LEDs, one bulb alone would have used 15 watts.”“A standard set of curtain lights, like you would see in a shop window, now uses only 20 watts compared to 600″.Byrne also noted that they have just as many lights on display as they would have in 2007.Read: Woman uses Christmas lights to give her neighbours the middle finger >More: 11 of the most non-traditional Irish Christmas traditions > read more

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Shooting in Canadian city leaves 4 dead including 2 police

first_imgTORONTO  — A shooting in a small Canadian city Friday that left four people dead, including two police officers who were responding to a call of shots fired, struck a nerve in a country that has been roiled in recent months by several instances of mass violence.People in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick in the eastern part of the country, said they heard as many as 20 gunshots following a confrontation that prompted police to initially cordon off a large section of the city with emergency vehicles and order residents to remain inside their homes and businesses.Finally, after a tense period of waiting, authorities disclosed the toll: Among the four killed were two officers, a rare case of police killed in the line of duty in Canada.Fredericton’s deputy police chief Martin Gaudet said the two officers arrived at the apartment complex and saw two deceased civilians before being shot and killed themselves.Gaudet says a 48-year old man with serious injuries was arrested. They didn’t identify him.No motive has been disclosed for the shooting.Fredericton Police Chief Leanne Fitch identified the officers killed as Sara Burns, 43, who was married with three children, and 45-year-old Robb Costello who had a common law partner and four children. The two civilians killed, a man and a woman, were not identified.last_img read more

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DA announces charges for 11 defendants in charter school scam

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 8:49 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan Wednesday announced criminal charges against an Australian man and his Long Beach- based longtime business partner, who are accused of conspiring with nine alleged co-conspirators, including an East County school district superintendent, to steal more than $50 million in public funds by opening 19 charter schools in San Diego and elsewhere and using them to defraud the state.A grand jury indicted Sean McManus, 46, Jason Schrock, 44, the CEO and president of A3 Education, and their co-defendants May 17 on charges of conspiracy, misappropriation of public funds, paying for student information and conflict of interest.Prosecutors allege that as part of a wide-ranging scheme, the defendants sought out small school districts with limited experience with state oversight and proposed that they authorize online charter schools to earn additional public funds in the form of oversight fees.In addition to creating charter schools, McManus and Schrock allegedly operated another scam in which athletic organizations were paid for student information that was used to “enroll” pupils into a charter school in the summer time as regular students, for which A3 would collect funds from the state.The defendants are accused of using names, report cards and student information of roughly 40,000 students around the state, including students from the Dehesa Elementary School District in El Cajon, to open 19 online charter schools and siphon public funding for them into their own pockets between January 2016 and April 2018.McManus and Schrock both face more than 40 years in prison if convicted, while the other nine defendants would face sentences ranging between four and 11 years.Multiple charter school employees are named in the indictment, as well as Dehesa School District Superintendent Nancy Hauer, 57, who faces one count that could bring a four-year prison term if she is convicted.The 235-page indictment is the result of a year-long investigation by Stephan’s office, she said. A grand jury spent six weeks hearing testimony from more than 70 witnesses.“These defendants engaged in a devious, systemic public corruption scheme on the backs of students, their parents and the public that over time diverted millions of taxpayer dollars into their own pockets,” Stephan alleged.McManus and Schrock opened the schools in partnership with small school districts, targeting them due to their lack of experience with state oversight, Stephan said. According to the indictment, McManus and Schrock would charge the schools, and the state, by extension, for millions of dollars in services through other businesses they owned. The two then allegedly collected the state funding and pocketed it for themselves and their co-conspirators.According to the indictment, McManus and Schrock would obtain student records through local youth athletic programs and enroll them in their charter schools. The students and their parents often had little or no knowledge of the enrollment and students did not receive education services, nor were they assigned to a state-accredited teacher, according to Stephan.A3 Education would receive between $2,000 and $5,000 per child from the state based on the schools’ average daily attendance, the metric the state uses to disperse education funding. In the Dehesa School District, which has fewer than 150 full-time students, A3 Education received funding for nearly 20,000 students during the 2017-2018 school year, Stephan alleged.“The same fraudulent charter schools and their managers are set to receive, in contracts, another $200 million in the upcoming years, but for being stopped by this action,” the county’s top prosecutor said. “This would have been a continuing fraud that would have continued to empty the pocket books of our state education system that is struggling to meet the needs of our kids.”A3 Education’s charter schools included three Valiant Academy locations in San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara; four CA STEAM campuses in San Bernardino, Sonoma and Santa Barbara; four Uplift California campuses, including in Monterey and Santa Barbara; the California Academy of Sports Science in Fresno; California Vanguard Fresno; three University Prep campuses, including one in San Bernardino; and two California Prep campuses.Valiant Academy of Southern California was affiliated and authorized by the Dehesa School District. All three Valiant Academy schools are expected to close in the wake of the investigation, authorities said.Schrock and several other co-defendants were scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon in San Diego Superior Court.McManus remains at large, but the District Attorney’s Office believes he’s in Australia and intends to have him extradited, according to Stephan. Posted: May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019center_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter DA announces charges for 11 defendants in charter school scamlast_img read more

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IMA scam Over 26000 complaints for Rs 1250 crore will investors get

first_imgMohammed Mansoor Khan, MD and CEO of IMA groupfacebook [Representational Image]Over 26,000 complaints have now been filed against I Monetary Advisory (IMA) with the investors claiming that they have been cheated of Rs 1,250 crore. Though the police are collecting complaints against IMA, the depositors have still no clue about their invested money.As most of the people hail from common backgrounds and had invested hoping for a better future, they are uncertain of their lost money.Many of the investors have also refrained from registering a complaint as they do not have proper certificates or source of income to show the investment. But the main question bothering the depositors are how the government plans on getting their money back.IMA director Mohammed Mansoor Khan had claimed of having properties worth Rs 500 crore, diamonds, gold and Rs 400 crore which he gave to Shivajinagar MLA Roshan Baig and another Rs 5 crore given to BDA Kumar. In an audio clip, Khan had asked to sell his properties to return the money.Mansoor Khan has 14 properties registered under his name at several areas like Jayanagar, Benson Road, Park Road, Alexander Street, HBR Layout, St John’s Church Road, and IMA Towers at Lady Curzon Road. These properties are valued at Rs 500 crore as per the current market. It is also alleged that he has several properties under Benami names.The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has also recovered two high-end cars – a Range Rover and Jaguar – from Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru, which he had left at the parking lot on June 8 as he was fleeing from the country.But with all these assets combined, the chances are less that it would amount to the total investors’ money. If so, how does the government plan on returning the depositors money?last_img read more

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Clinton Buying TV Air Time In Fiercely Conservative Texas

first_imgGage Skidmore/FlickrHilary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2016 Election.Democrat Hillary Clinton is buying television advertising time in fiercely red Texas, hoping to tighten the presidential race in America’s largest conservative state.Clinton’s campaign announced Monday that a 30-second commercial will air for one week in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, while also appearing online. Its cost wasn’t released.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016The ad touts the Dallas Morning News’ endorsement of Clinton — the first time the newspaper backed a Democrat for president since 1940.Texas hasn’t voted Democratic in a presidential race since Jimmy Carter in 1976. The Republicans, meanwhile, haven’t lost a statewide office in Texas since 1994, the nation’s longest political winning streak.Some polls suggest the Texas race between Clinton and Donald Trump getting closer than expected. But Texas’ top Republicans leaders continue to vocally back Trump. Sharelast_img read more

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Fusion collision

first_imgThis Saturday, (8 November), Rumbar will be playing host to the Congolese musical talent – Solo Indien. His passionate vocals tamed by his soulful guitar melodies, as he takes you on a roller coaster ride across tempo and temperament across an electric range of genres from Soukousse, blues, afrosia, rumba, reggae, indies and folk. Apart from Indian artists, Solo Indien has also collaborated with artists from UK, France, Congo and even America. Apart from Delhi, he has performed live at the Ragasthan music festival Jaisalmer and more recently in Bangalore as well. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Rumbar is the new venue to watch out for numerous live gigs which bring you Latin, African, Reggae, Blues, and Jazz beats with a dedicated bar space that is a celebration of groovy music and dance. The bar area will host a melange of musical events varying from Indian to international artists. Music has been the ambition and passion for Jehu Mulobo Mandjoko aka Solo Indien who uses it to express his feelings. Since his childhood, he has been sharing his feelings with his voice and melodies. Now as Solo Indien, Jehu has been regularly captivating audiences as a guitarist and vocalist all over the world. His music demonstrates a range of shades and temperaments. The sound builds down to acoustic simplicity, which draws influences from an eclectic range of genres from Soukousse, blues, Afrosia, rumba, reggae, indie and folk. He is one artist who takes full liberty of having music to freely alter the tempo and temperament of his live performances. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixJehu Mulobohas has played with many different musicians across the world as like Tritha Sinha(India/kolkata), Reggae Rajahs (India/New Delhi), Stefan Kaye (UK), Nikhil vasudevan (India), Space (India/paris), Chalo Africa (Congo), NeuroneMusik (Congo/kinshasa), N.Dom.Bolo (India/Delhi), Schoot Moses (America/california). He has also participated in some of festival as known in Ragasthan festival November 2012 in India, and in the Pencil Fest 2013 (Creative Art and Animation Exhibition) in Arena Animation Academic, South Extension.Where: Rumbar, Hauz Khas Village When: 8 Novemberlast_img read more

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Wifeswapping case 2 brothers get judicial custody till Jan 28

first_imgKolkata: The two prime accused of rape and wife-swapping at Karaya, identified as Suranjan Sen and Nilanjan Sen who are the joint owners of a renowned jewellery chain in Kolkata, have been remanded to judicial custody till January 28.According to Selim Rahman, the lawyer of the accused persons, they were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s (CJM) Court at Alipore on Monday after completion of their police remand. Sleuths again submitted an appeal before the magistrate for further police remand. Meanwhile, the complainant urged before the court stating that she does not want to continue with the case and stated that she had no objection if the accused persons are granted bail. During the hearing on Monday, her lawyers refrained from objecting to Suranjan and Nilanjan’s bail petition. After listening to the arguments, magistrate Pradip Ganguly rejected the police remand prayer. Also the bail prayer of the accused persons was rejected. Later the magistrate remanded the accused persons to judicial custody till January 28. Rahman said: “The complainant stated that she has no objection if my clients are granted bail. She also stated that she does not want to continue with the case. We will soon move to higher court with the bail petition.” On January 3, the complainant had claimed before the police that when she was raped by her brother-in-law, her husband remained a mute spectator. She also alleged that her in laws used to torture her for dowry and also misappropriated her ornaments (stree dhan) which she received from her family members during the marriage. She was allegedly thrown out of their house in July last year. After she lodged a complaint with the Karaya police station, a case was initiated on charges of husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty (498A IPC), punishment for criminal breach of trust (406 IPC), voluntarily causing hurt (323 IPC), rape (376 IPC) and unnatural offences (377 IPC). Later, both Suranjan and Nilanjan were arrested.last_img read more

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William IV – One of the Most Eccentric yet Forgotten of British

first_imgChoosing who was the looniest – or at least the most eccentric – monarch to ever rule the British Empire isn’t easy; let’s be honest, there are a lot of names that spring to mind as fitting candidates for the title. One name, however, is seldom mentioned but deserves inclusion. That’s King William IV, who ruled the U.K. from 1830 until his end in 1837. His life was filled with erratic behavior, a whole lot of debauchery, and, if you believe American president George Washington, he was so annoying that he deserved to be kidnapped during the Revolutionary War. Just what made William such a wacko, even by British standards? A look at his life reveals some interesting details.William IVWilliam joined the Royal Navy when he was just 13 years old, but by his mid-twenties, he was booted out for debauchery. In other words, his behavior became too raucous for sailors – not an easy thing to accomplish, by any means. At one point, he took a fleet of ships out for a sail, just for the heck of it, and was gone for 10 days. Another instance, while he was serving in Gibraltar, he was arrested for brawling under the influence. That was enough for the Royal Admiralty, who stripped him of his title and insisted he stay on dry land.William aged 13 (left) and his younger brother Edward, painted by Benjamin West, 1778Before that, however, William did manage to serve during the Revolutionary War with America and became the first British royal to set foot on the new country’s soil. He was stationed in New York, and historians say he loved it, especially the freedom to walk about the streets as if were an everyday common person. The feeling however wasn’t mutual. According to the diaries of George Washington, he couldn’t stand William’s rather crude public behavior and a plot emerged to kidnap the royal and…do what? That’s not made clear in Washington’s correspondence, since the plan did not come to fruition. The British heard about the plot, and, from then on, insisted William not walk around Manhattan unescorted.William in dress uniform painted by Sir Martin Archer Shee, c.1800Even after being “retired” from the Navy, William continued to ask for command of a ship each time Britain was in a conflict; his wish was never granted. He managed to get injured though while watching one battle too closely.William was the third son of George III, and no one ever thought he’d make it to the throne because plenty of others were in line ahead of him. Keeping the rules of succession straight is no easy task; as soon as one contender has a child, it throws the entire process out of whack. To wit: now that our modern Prince William has three children with Kate, Prince Harry likely won’t get a shot at the throne during his entire life.Portrait by Sir David Wilkie, 1837And so it was with William back then; he finally did become king in 1830, at the ripe old age of 64. On the day he ascended the throne he trotted through London in an open carriage, frequently taking off his hat and bowing to his new subjects. This was certainly a new sight to see for many befuddled onlookers. Every so often he would even stop and offer people a ride in the royal carriage. He oldest person to become an English monarch at that time. A man in his sixties was considered old in those days, but once on the throne, William cleaned up his act, began living a more healthy lifestyle, and managed to hang on until age 71.He wasn’t, however, completely comfortable with the trappings of royalty, and he tried to turn Buckingham Palace first into a military barracks and then into a new home for Parliament. Fortunately, neither offer was accepted. His frequent public gaffes and habit of constantly spitting in public garnered him the reputation as an amusing old eccentric.William IV drawn by his daughter Sophia de L’Isle and Dudley in early 1837William had 10 illegitimate children with an Irish actress and comedian. They never had a chance at the throne, but William wanted to see his niece, Victoria, become queen. Reportedly, he tried to live until Victoria reached adulthood, and he did; William passed away in 1837, and Victoria took power one month after her 18th birthday.Related Video: 13 Victorian Vulgarities Everyone Should KnowWilliam certainly doesn’t get the attention and PR that other royals get when it comes to his status as one of the most eccentric to ever rule the U.K. But he deserves a spot in the top five. One could also say that without his rule there never would have been a Queen Victoria as he was so adamant that it should be she who succeeds him.Sir George Hayter’s coronation portrait of Queen VictoriaMaybe he can’t compete with Anne, with her endless fertility problems made manifest by her collection of live rabbits, or George III, about whom plays have been written and movies have been made.Read another story from us: The Ugliest Royal Portraits in HistoryBut William was not a bland, dull ruler, and if he was perhaps not the weirdest monarch to sit atop the British throne, he was certainly a contender for the title.last_img read more

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Why the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 Is the Most Innovative Laptop of

first_imgIt was a good year for laptop innovation. From Asus’ ErgoLyft hinge to the genuine leather-bonded HP Spectre Folio, there was plenty to get excited about in an industry that has lately played second fiddle to smartphones. But no other laptop released this year surprised us more than the Lenovo Yoga Book C930.The Yoga Book C930 was named to our sister site Tom’s Guide’s 2018 Innovation Awards for its dual-screen design. The Yoga Book C930 combines a traditional 10.8-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel QHD display with a secondary E Ink display. The highlight of the thin and lightweight laptop’s versatile design is its E Ink panel, which can transform into a keyboard, notepad and an e-reader.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 I sat down with Lenovo to learn more about the development process of this unique device. Wahid Razali, the director of worldwide consumer-product marketing at Lenovo, said the original Yoga Book was meant for a new generation of mobile-first customers, whereas the latest edition is meant to be an “ultra-mobile, PC experience.””This is our second attempt at an all-touch keyboard in a clamshell form factor, and there has been a lot of learning from there,” Razali said. “One thing we were able to improve and build on is the perception of a physical response using brain perception and interpretation — giving visual feedback on top of physical touch (the vibration) — and sound feedback. Even though the response time won’t exactly match your speed, your brain will close that gap and feel that you are actually touching a key.”In our review, we praised the Yoga Book C930’s fluid pen response and surprisingly intuitive digital keyboard. One of the biggest challenges Lenovo faced when designing the E Ink display was making its flat, digitized surface feel like a keyboard with distinct keys. To do so, it combined a number of clever techniques.”One thing we were able to improve and build on is the perception of a physical response using brain perception and interpretation — giving visual feedback on top of physical touch (the vibration) — and sound feedback. Even though the response time won’t exactly match your speed, your brain will close that gap and feel that you are actually touching a key.”If a secondary display isn’t novel enough, Lenovo also developed an intuitive way to open the laptop. Instead of prying your fingers between the lid and deck, you can knock twice on a closed Yoga Book C930 and the laptop’s lid will magically lift a few inches off the deck.The Yoga Book C930 may not be for everyone, but this unique 2-in-1 is filled with unique features for power users who want more from their laptop. For more of this year’s hottest gadgets, be sure to check out the 2018 Tom’s Guide Innovation Awards. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 40 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoMayo ClinicManaging psoriatic arthritis painMayo ClinicUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

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TripAdvisor users select Cologne Cathedral as the most popular landmar

first_imgPhotograph: KölnTourismus GmbH / Axel Schulten The online travel portal TripAdvisor recently announced the winners of the Travellers’ Choice Award for attractions. In the landmarks category, Cologne Cathedral impressed travellers from all over the world and came in first on the list of attractions in Germany. It thus came in ahead of Neuschwanstein castle (2nd place), the German Bundestag (3rd place), the Brandenburg Gate (4th place) and the Holocaust Memorial (5th place).The winners of the Travellers’ Choice Award for attractions 2013 were determined on the basis of the quality and quantity of travellers’ evaluations of attractions in each of the categories listed on the TripAdvisor website within a 12-month period. So far, travellers from around the world have posted a total of more than 2,000 (2,059) evaluations and almost 1,600 (1,566) photographs of Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on TripAdvisor.Josef Sommer, Managing Director of the Cologne Tourist Board, is delighted by the continuing popularity of the Cologne landmark at TripAdvisor. “The first-place ranking and the many authentic travel reports from the world’s largest travel community once again underscore that Cologne Cathedral is perceived internationally as an outstanding and unique example of all the things that Germany has to offer tourists,” says Sommer. Source = Cologne Tourist Boardlast_img read more

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Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Comments   Share   Well we were all wrong. RB Ryan Williams from Va Tech is the pick, surprises everyone.less than a minute ago via Twittelator Favorite Retweet ReplyJay Feelyjayfeely @kentsomers Ryan Williams great pick..Top 15 talent! Cards stuck to their board. great job!!less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyDave RazzanoDaveRazzano Cardinals take RB Ryan Williams at 39. What say you, Beanie Wells?less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet ReplyBob GlauberBobGlaubercenter_img Like idea of Ryan Williams in a #Cardinals uniform…dynamic, can catch and help out in blitz pickup…3 down back if healthy #NFLDRAFTless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyWesley BuntingWesBunting The Cardinals taking Ryan Williams in second round says plenty about Beanie Wells.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Replygregg rosenthalgreggrosenthal The Cardinals selecting running back Ryan Williams with their second round pick was a surprise to pretty much everyone. It was believed Arizona would look to grab a defender, and there were a few highly-regarded lineman and linebackers available. That said, surprise gave way to analysis, and the general consensus is things are looking up for the Cardinals at the running back position. The same, however, isn’t being said for Beanie Wells. Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more

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Chicagos vast camera network helped solve Smollet

first_imgChicago’s vast camera network helped solve Smollett case CHICAGO — Police tapped into Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners’ doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the city’s high-tech approach to public safety.Officers said they reviewed video from more than four dozen cameras to trace the brothers’ movements before and after the reported attack, determining where they lived and who they were before arresting them a little more than two weeks later.Smollett reported being beaten up by two men who shouted racist and anti-gay slurs and threw bleach on him. But his story fell apart when Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo — bodybuilders and aspiring actors whom Smollett knew from the “Empire” set and the gym — told police that Smollett paid them $3,500 to stage the attack because he was unhappy with his salary and wanted to promote his career.Smollett was arrested Thursday and made his first court appearance. He was later released after posting the required 10 per cent of the $100,000 bond.Police Commander Edward Wodnicki, who heads the detective division that led the investigation, credited the camera network but also residents who shared information from their own cameras for helping to solve the case.“That was super useful in this investigation,” he said of residents’ co-operation. “The city came together to investigate and help the police with this crime.”The search went beyond surveillance cameras to include other electronic records. Detectives also reviewed in-car taxi videos, telephone logs, ride-share records and credit card records, according to a summary of the case released by prosecutors.At first, police were puzzled when they could not find footage of the attack, which Smollett said occurred around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29 while he was walking home from a Subway sandwich shop.Chicago has the most extensive video surveillance network in the U.S., with access to more than 32,000 cameras mounted on buildings, poles, train tunnels and buses — and even in businesses and private residences whose owners agree to opt into the system full-time. What’s more, authorities can track someone by linking those cameras at a sophisticated emergency command centre, police stations or even from tablets in officers’ squad cars.Police say Smollett deliberately staged the attack in a spot where he believed it would be captured on video, but “that particular camera wasn’t pointed in that direction,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Thursday.But police soon found footage of two men walking in the area of the attack and interviewed more than 100 people seeking witnesses.Using 35 police cameras and more than 20 private-sector cameras, investigators were able to trace the men’s movements after the attack, including footage of them getting into a cab, Wodnicki said. Detectives interviewed the cab driver, got video from inside the vehicle and followed it along a trail of cameras to the city’s North Side, where the brothers got out and began walking.The private footage offered by residents included video from cameras embedded in doorbells that showed the men walking, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.After that, police tracked the men’s movements “backward to where they came from” before the attack, Wodnicki said — first walking, then to a cab and back to a ride-share car.“That was the lead we needed to identify a person of interest,” Wodnicki said. “We were able to put a name to both individuals.”Police found out the men had flown to Nigeria the same day as the reported attack and would return on Feb. 13. In the meantime, police executed more than 50 search warrants and subpoenas, including for phone and social media records.The Osundairos were arrested when they got off the plane. Within two days, they were released without charges after detailing the alleged plot orchestrated by Smollett.Although the camera network — which has raised privacy concerns among some civil liberties groups — was key, it was only one part of the investigation, Guglielmi said.“Then they just did the police work,” he said. “It was a lot of digging.”___Check out the AP’s complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case.Tammy Webber, The Associated Press In this Feb. 1, 2019 photo, a surveillance camera is seen near the spot where “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett allegedly staged the attack in Chicago. Chicago police tapped into a vast network of surveillance cameras _ and some homeowners’ doorbell cameras _ to help determine the identities of two brothers who later claimed they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage a racist and homophobic attack. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Tammy Webber, The Associated Press Posted Feb 22, 2019 4:22 am PDTlast_img read more

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