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first_imgAnshu Jain’s elevation as head of investment banking at Deutsche Bank, putting him next in line for the bank’s top job, is raising eyebrows in Germany because he is reportedly not a fluent German speaker.Jain, 47, joined the London division of the bank in 1995. Dieter Hein of Fairesearch, an analysis firm, said, “I don’t think the Germans would see it as in their interest to have an English-speaking investment banker from London running Deutsche Bank.”German media reports have speculated on Jain’s German language skills, with the newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau concluding that the record was unclear.Got to hit Berlitz, man!  Related Itemslast_img read more

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Warne caught cosying up with British actress Hurley: Report

first_imgAustralian spin legend Shane Warne has reportedly been dating married British actress Liz Hurley and the two were spotted cosying up at various hotels here.British tabloid The News of the World reported Hurley, who wed Indian textile tycoon Arun Nayar in 2007, spent two nights with the former Aussie leg-spinner in his London hotel suite this week.Australian paper Herald Sun on Sunday claimed that the secret lovers were captured on video in a series of sizzling public encounters.”They were so passionate they looked like honeymooners. It was electric,” an on-looker outside the hotel told the paper.With eyes closed and arms wrapped around each other, the unlikely couple were reportedly spotted exchanging kisses after coming out of Warne’s luxury 1,750 pound-a-night suite – less than one mile from Hurley’s London home.The paper also added that on their second night together, they were locked away in the same suite for more than 11 hours.The pair were also said to have enjoyed a night out together with Hurley’s close friend and Hollywood actor Hugh Grant, while there was no sign of actress’ husband Arun Nayar, or her eight-year-old son Damian, according to the tabloid.Three years ago, 45-year-old Hurley married Indian origin multi-millionaire textile heir Arun in a series of lavish high-profile ceremonies.It was also claimed that Hurley has been flirting with Australian sporting giant Warne, 41, for months via Twitter.And on Wednesday, he flew into the UK to shoot interviews for his new TV show Warnie, which is about to launch down under.advertisementHe was driven from London’s Heathrow to the Royal Garden Hotel in Knightsbridge – a popular choice for touring cricket teams. But within minutes, Warne, now divorced, was driven to the nearby Bentley Hotel in South Kensington, a place popular with celebrities and visiting dignitaries.The cricketer checked in and disappeared into a suite, it was reported. Hurley had spent the morning on a photo-shoot and later emerged from her 5 million pound home in Chelsea in a white coat, clutching designer bags, and drove to the Bentley, just five minutes away, in her new 70,000 pound black Range Rover.She parked in a residents’ bay on a side street by the hotel and her face lit up when she spotted Warne – waiting for her outside the front entrance.The couple reportedly hugged and kissed each other, locked in an embrace for a full 10 seconds.”It was way, way beyond the sort of welcome you might give a friend,” another witness said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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SYSGO: PikeOS certified according to Common Criteria EAL3+ world-wide

first_imgSYSGO’s PikeOS hypervisor has been certified according to Common Criteria EAL 3+. The subject of certification by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is the separation kernel in PikeOS, which ensures a strict separation of applications running on the same hardware through spatial and temporal partitioning. Such a separation is required above all in security-critical systems and is generally mandatory for the certification of the overall system. The certification by the BSI was carried out for the PikeOS Separation Kernel Version 4.2.2 (build number s5400) for the platforms X86_64, ARMv7 and ARMv8.PikeOS is thereby currently the only real-time operating system worldwide that holds a Common Criteria certification for its separation performance. In addition, PikeOS is also certified for various safety standards, making it particularly suitable for applications that have both safety and security requirements, particulary in the aerospace, automotive and railway industries as well as in industrial or medical systems. PikeOS also supports the simultaneous operation of applications of different criticality and the combination of real-time applications with less time-critical applications.For developers of critical systems, certification not only means secure and effective separation of applications, but also a faster and more cost-effective certification of their entire system, as the operating system itself no longer needs to be considered in this process.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Keysight: transmitter and receiver testing solution for PCI Express 5.0 technologyNext Würth Elektronik eiSos to present new components for smart systemslast_img read more

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All the work’s done, Federer says ahead of Wimbledon final against Djokovic

first_imgAs Roger Federer prepares to take on Novak Djokovic in Sunday’s Wimbledon final, he knows there is little he can do now to improve his chances of winning a 21st Grand Slam title – all the work has been done.”This is like a school,” the Swiss 37-year-old said. “The day of the test, you’re not going to read… many books that day. You don’t have the time anyhow.”It’s quite clear the work was done way before. It’s been a rock solid year (for me)… the stars are aligned right now. From that standpoint I can go into the match very confident.”With eight Wimbledon titles in his locker, Federer has every right to be confident. But Djokovic is himself a four-times champion, and can equal the great Bjorn Borg with victory for a fifth crown.More importantly, the Serb beat Federer in the final here in 2014 and 2015.”We all know how good he is anywhere, but especially here,” Djokovic said of the Swiss.”This surface complements his game very much. He loves to play very fast. Takes away the time from his opponent. Just doesn’t give you any same looks.”He just rushes you to everything. So for players maybe like Nadal or myself that like to have a little more time, it’s a constant pressure that you have to deal with.”I’ve played with Roger in some epic finals here a couple years in a row, so I know what to expect. Of course, I’m going to be excited and nervous and everything that you can think of.advertisement”I’m going to do my best to control that in some way and be able to portray my best tennis in a balanced, hopefully, state throughout the match.”Federer was sublime in beating Rafa Nadal in Friday’s semi-final, whereas Djokovic was not tested nearly so much against Roberto Bautista Agut.The Swiss will need to match those heights again on Sunday to end a four-match losing streak against Sunday’s opponent.It would be unwise to bet against him managing that, but many commentators make top seed Djokovic the favourite.”For Sunday’s match, it’s hard to not see Novak as a pretty strong, clear favourite for the title because Federer’s weapon is probably his serve, and Novak finds a way to neutralise that,” said former world number one Mats Wilander.”Federer’s serve is not that hard, but well placed… so Novak will get a play on most serves and then he’s in the rally straight away.”If you look at everything, then you say that the weakest part of Djokovic’s game is as good as Federer’s, he’s stronger in a couple of places such as movement, the return of serve and the backhand. I think it’s going to be tough. I think Djokovic is going to feel pressure, that’s for sure, but then for Federer it might be his last chance.”ALSO READ | This kid was reading a book as Federer beat Nadal in Wimbledon classic. Here’s how the world reactedALSO READ | It’s going to go down as one of my favourite matches: Roger Federer on Wimbledon win over Rafael NadalALSO WATCH:last_img read more

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‘Balotelli booking unacceptable’ – Kick It Out

first_imgMario Balotelli Balotelli booking after racist abuse complaints ‘unacceptable and wrong’, says Kick It Out Goal Last updated 1 year ago 20:56 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Mario Balotelli Dijon Nice Getty Mario Balotelli Nice Dijon v Nice Dijon Ligue 1 Videos The 27-year-old was surprised to see a yellow card after complaining to the referee, but he has received the support of anti-discrimination groups Anti-discrimination organisation Kick It Out has called for a “strong response” after a referee booked Nice striker Mario Balotelli for complaining about racist abuse from spectators in Saturday’s game against Dijon.Balotelli drew jeers from the crowd in the second half of Nice’s 3-2 loss after seeing an overhead kick attempt fly wide of the goal. The attacker then pointed to the home end and complained to the referee, who then showed the 27-year-old a yellow card.Kick It Out has criticised the official for disregarding UEFA’s policy for such situations, labelling his decision to punish Balotelli instead of taking action against the offenders “unacceptable and wrong”. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Unbelievable! Mario Balotelli gets booked for complaining about racist abuse… What is the referee playing at? pic.twitter.com/jAnmGEodgO— Goal (@goal) February 11, 2018″Kick It Out was shocked to see Mario Balotelli booked for bringing to the attention of the referee alleged racist chanting directed towards him by Dijon supporters,” a statement read.”It is unacceptable and wrong to see that once again, a match official has failed to apply the UEFA protocol – in place for a number of years – which requires action to be taken to stop the game to deal with the offending abuse.”Although Kick It Out’s remit is within English football, the organisation has contacted anti-discrimination network Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) to see what actions they will be taking in raising this with Ligue 1 officials.”The organisation expects a strong response from the French football authorities in condemning both the alleged racist chanting from Dijon supporters and the failure of the referee to follow protocol to halt the behaviour, as well as the decision to compound Balotelli’s experience as a victim by booking him for merely asking the match official to do his job.”The booking caused controversy with Nice, who tweeted: “Meanwhile, Mario Balotelli has picked up a yellow card, after… getting annoyed with racist insults from the public,” while their president said the officials’ treatment of his side had been “a scandal”.According to L’Equipe, the French authorities will review the referee’s report and decide on a potential investigation into the incident.last_img read more

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Yang Ming Adds New Service amid Rising Trade Tensions

first_imgzoomSource: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. has revealed changes to its service network amid the rising global trade tensions.The company said that the impact from the tensions is expected to cause a relocation and adjustment of cargo flow and supply chains.In order to cope with this trend, Yang Ming plans to strengthen its Asian service network with the launch of a new Intra-Asia service, China-Thailand Service (CTX service).The first sailing is scheduled for July 12, 2019, departing from Shanghai.A total of three container ships with loadable capacity of 1,200 TEU will be deployed for CTX service, of which one is contributed by Yang Ming.The ports of call are Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Hong Kong, Shanghai. A round trip will take 21 days.last_img read more

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Man booked for sending obscene texts

first_imgGururgam: The Gurugram police has booked an unidentified person for allegedly sending emails containing vulgar and pornographic images to several employees of a private company in Udyog Vihar and insulting a female staffer of the company by way of levelling malicious allegations. An authorised representative of the company filed a complaint at cyber crime police station on August 1.In the complaint, the representative stated that several employees, including the human resource (HR) department, received at least three emails from a man who introduced himself as a fiancé of a female employee of the company. In the emails, the suspect levelled malicious allegations against the female staffer and another male employee. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The person circulated vulgar, obscene and pornographic images containing an indecent representation of women and further alleged that the said images are of the female employee,” said the complaint. The police said the first email was sent on July 15. The following day, the suspect sent another email to several employees repeating the allegations and again circulating indecent material. A third email was sent on July 29. A case was registered against the suspect under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of Indian Penal Code and 67 (punishment for publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of the Information Technology Act at the cyber crime police station on Tuesday, said police. Off- late many molesters have adopted the route of social media like Twitter, Facebook and messenger services as means of sexually harassing women by sending them lewd messages. While this form of cybercrime is a new phenomenon, most of the criminals get emboldened by the fact there is a low rate of conviction that enables the law enforcement officials to penalise them.last_img read more

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575 youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir join Indian Army

first_imgAs many as 575 young boys from Jammu and Kashmir joined Indian Army’s Jammu Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI) Battalion on Saturday with an aim to fight for the nation. During their passing out parade in Bana Singh Parade Ground of Jammu-Kashmir Light Infantry, the young soldiers inspired one and all as their impassioned voices echoed throughout the Valley.Their passing out parade, depicting graduation of recruits and their transformation into young soldiers, was reviewed by Lieutenant General Ashwani Kumar. “The standard of the parade today was no less than the passing out parades we have in officer training academies,” said Lieutenant General Kumar.Emphasising on the importance of the regiment, Kumar said that the regiment was closely connected to Kashmir as it was primarily composed of the locals.(Inputs from DnaIndia.com)last_img read more

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Thompson Rivers University vicepresident died of accidental overdose family

first_imgKAMLOOPS, B.C. – The family of a British Columbia university executive who died suddenly last month says his death was caused by an accidental overdose.Relatives of Christopher Seguin say in a statement that the 39-year-old man was taken to hospital following an overdose in his hotel room in Victoria and died on Sept. 22.Seguin was vice-president of advancement at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.In an internal email to staff obtained by the media after Seguin was hospitalized, the university’s vice-chancellor said the family passed on a message that Seguin was critically ill and not expected to survive.The family’s most recent statement says the cause of death doesn’t diminish him as a loving husband and father, and as a cherished son, brother and friend.Seguin, who was born in Pinawa, Man., leaves a wife and two young sons.“Christopher’s passion and the boundless energy which he used to help improve the lives of others are the stories that deserve our focus,” the statement said.A celebration of Seguin’s life will be held in Kamloops on Saturday.Seguin was a graduate of Kamloops High School and played varsity football at Simon Fraser University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in linguistics.He focused his graduate work on international studies.Seguin held a number of positions at Simon Fraser, including cultural liaison in the school’s international education department and advancement officer for athletics.Thompson Rivers says he returned to Kamloops in 2007 and helped the university set “fundraising records virtually every year of the last decade, generating millions of dollars for student awards, groundbreaking research and major buildings.” (CFJC)Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version reported the university issued a statement saying Seguin was hospitalized with a critical illness.last_img read more

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Drake gets some competition from his dad

first_img Twitter Aside from some mentions in his songs, Drake’s dad has largely been the stuff of pop cultural mystery, though he recently became the subject of a song by Hamilton band The Arkells, and papa even cameos in the video. Like son, like father: Following up on his boy’s remarkable music-world success, Dennis Graham, Drake’s dad, is set to release his debut single.“Kinda Crazy,” a smooth R&B number by the 60-something Graham, was previewed Wednesday on TMZ.Drake, of course, is famously grateful to his mother, to whom he shouts out regularly: During his shows, during Raptors games, on Instagram or wherever else. He’s just as famously raised by her: the Drake legend revolves largely around his being brought up by his mother as a single parent. Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Moroccan Lawyer Refuses Legion of Honor Because of Frances Support of

Ouassima BoujradFez- Moroccan lawyer Abdelaziz Nouidi, refused the French Legion of Honor award because of the support of President Hollande’s support for Israel.It’s a very rare occurrence: a Moroccan lawyer flat out refuses the Legion of Honor award! In a letter to French Ambassador Charles Fries, Abdelaziz Nouidi justified his decision, saying it was because of France’s support of Israel.His decision stems from the massacres that the Israeli army committed in Gaza on the 16 of July, when 4 children died after an Israeli bomb hit a fishing hut on a beach in Gaza City. The nearby harbor was destroyed, but there was a group of children sitting in the line of fire. What’s more, French President Francois Hollande called Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to express his support for Israel in their onslaught against Palestinians in Gaza. According to Yabiladi, “the French President declared his solidarity with the rockets aimed at Gaza, and that it is up to the Israeli government to take all the measures necessary to protect its population against threats”.Abdelaziz did not only decline the Legion of Honor. He also called for the Israeli military and Israeli politicians to be tried for crimes against humanity in international courts, in accordance with the principles of human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 1952 Geneva Convention, and the status of Roma, which established the International Criminal Court.The Moroccan lawyer focused equally on how the French Republic is going against its value  and its commitments to the international community.Abdelaziz added, “Righteous men whose principles are unalterable do not want your Legion of Honor, which has holds nothing more than the name”. read more

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Deeply regretting US terms UN rights experts turn down visit to Guantanamo

“It is particularly disappointing that the United States Government, which has consistently declared its commitment to the principles of independence and objectivity of the fact-finding mechanisms, was not in a position to accept these terms,” the five Rapporteurs of the UN Commission on Human Rights said in a joint statement. The five, who are studying the applicability of international human rights law to persons arrested, detained or tried for alleged terrorism or other violations, in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo and elsewhere, announced last month that they had accepted a US invitation to visit the base provided they had free access to all detainees and the opportunity to carry out private interviews.But they have received no US response on this point.“We deeply regret that the United States Government did not accept the standard Terms of Reference for a credible, objective and fair assessment of the situation of the detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. These Terms include the ability to conduct private interviews with detainees,” they said today.“Under the circumstances, we will not be travelling to Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, as doing so would undermine the principles on which the work of the Special Procedures, the fact-finding mechanisms established by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, is based,” they added.“These principles apply to all fact-finding missions undertaken by the different Special Rapporteurs, Working Groups and Experts of the Commission to all countries.”The Rapporteurs are unpaid experts serving in an independent personal capacity who receive their mandate from the Commission and report back to it.The five are: are Leandro Despouy, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers; Paul Hunt, Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief; Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; and Leila Zerrougui, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. read more

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Schools to let students study technical qualifications instead of Alevels

The construction course will focus on design, surveying and planning, with modules covering topics including health and safety law, environmental performance, the “internet of things” and team management. The “digital” course will cover production, design and development, including topics such as internet security, data management, and the ethical issues raised by an increasing reliance on technology. On the education and childcare course students will learn about child development, diversity legislation, child language acquisition, and how to work with parents.  The courses were initially supposed to be launched by 2019 but last summer skills minister Anne Milton announced that the timetable had been delayed by a year.Commenting on the announcement, the Prime Minister said: “Everyone should be able to have access to an education that suits them, but we know that for those that don’t choose to go to university, the routes into further technical and vocational training can be hard to navigate.  “That’s why we’re making the most significant reform to advanced technical education in 70 years to ensure young people have gold standard qualifications open to them whichever route they choose. “T-levels provide a high-quality, technical alternative to A-levels ensuring thousands of people across the country have the skills we need to compete globally – a vital part of our modern industrial strategy.” Schools are to let students study technical qualifications instead of A levels in one of the biggest overhauls of the education system in decades. Reforms announced by the Government will allow students at 52 colleges in England to study construction, digital skills and childcare from September 2020. Another 22 courses, covering sectors including finance and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, and creative and design, will be launched in stages from 2021. The timetable means students beginning their GCSEs this September will be the first to be able to choose between traditional academic A levels and the new qualifications. Responding to a consultation about the plans, which was launched last November, Education Secretary Damian Hinds said the courses would be developed alongside businesses and the department would also examine similar programmes in other countries. “For too long young people have not had a genuine choice about their future aged 16. Whilst A levels provide a world class academic qualification, many technical education courses are undervalued by employers and don’t always provide students with the skills they need to secure a good job – that has to change,” he said. “Naming the first 52 colleges and providers where young people will be able to study the first T levels is an important step forward, and we will continue the work with business and the education sector so everyone can benefit from these vital reforms.”The locations are spread across the country and include further education colleges, schools, community colleges and training centres. The West Midlands is the region with the highest number of centres, with ten providers including University College Birmingham, City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College and Bordesley Green Girls’ School & Sixth Form signed up to the scheme. In Yorkshire and the Humber schools including Barnsley College, York College and Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College are set to provide the qualification.Six schools and colleges in London are signed up, as well as four in the north east of England, five in the north west and nine in the south east. The east of the country has the fewest providers, with just one centre, Derby College in the East Midlands, and three in the East of England. The courses will include three month industry placements and a curriculum designed by employers.Earlier this week the Institute for Apprenticeships announced the draft content for the first three qualifications, and asked for feedback from further education providers by June 4.  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. read more

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Retired Army Colonel Lelon Saul is new CHPA CEO

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related$400M contract signed with 15 local contractors to upgrade roadsApril 25, 2019In “latest news”CH&PA says thousands to benefit from home constructions with IDB loanOctober 4, 2018In “Business”CH&PA urges private developers to “build or lose land”June 13, 2017In “latest news” Lt Colonel (ret’d) Lelon SaulMinister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has confirmed that Lelon Saul will replace Myrna Pitt, who had stepped down as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) in June 2016.Minister Bulkan told the Government Information Agency (GINA) that Saul is well qualified for the position, and brings with him vast experience. Saul, who is a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Guyana Defence Force, also worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Minister of Communities Ronald BulkanSaul’s identification and appointment to the position arose out of a process that was fully coordinated by the out-going board of the CH&PA, where following advertisements and receipt of applications, a committee shortlisted the most appropriate candidates and conducted interviews, the minister explained.According to GINA, Saul was selected from a field of 20-plus persons interviewed for the position. Minister Bulkan explained that Saul made the cut after the CH&PA could not meet the remuneration package being sought by the two candidates who had secured more points than him. These two candidates are not resident in Guyana and the reimbursement package for moving to Guyana that they sought was beyond the means of the CH&PA, the minister said.The CH&PA has been operating without a CEO for a few months now, and “it has been a less than desirable situation,” Minister Bulkan noted.Saul is expected to take-up his appointment within a day or two, in time for the implementation of key CH&PA 2017 housing project including the delivery and construction of 758 housing units in the form of either town houses or duplexes in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10, particularly targeting public sector employees, youths and low-income earners. read more

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British PM on the rocks as foreign Brexit ministers quit

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa MayLONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government imploded on Monday as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson followed Brexit minister David Davis in resigning over her master plan for Britain’s future outside the EU.Davis and his deputy dramatically quit overnight over May’s plan to retain strong economic ties with the European Union even after Britain leaves in March next year.Brexit cheerleader Johnson then delivered a stunning second blow when he also marched out, triggering speculation that May could face an imminent leadership contest.May’s Brexit plan – agreed by the cabinet on Friday in the hope of unblocking negotiations with Brussels due to resume today – has now cost her two of her top four ministers, throwing her administration and authority into turmoil.“This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary,” her Downing Street office said in a three-sentence statement.“His replacement will be announced shortly. The prime minister thanks Boris for his work.”Johnson criticised the Brexit blueprint in private but has so far refrained from public comment.Downing Street swiftly appointed eurosceptic housing minister Dominic Raab to Davis’s job, and said May was looking forward to working with him to deliver Britain’s departure from the EU in March.The resignation of Davis, with a stinging warning that Britain was “giving too much away too easily” in Brexit talks, was a blow to May just days after she declared a truce among her warring ministers.All eyes are now on the next move by Brexit hardliners in her centre-right Conservative Party.But the appointment of Raab, a leading Brexit supporter, suggests Tory Brexiteers are divided.Davis himself said it would be “wrong” if his departure led to a full-fledged rebellion, insisting that “of course” May would survive.May will address Parliament later to explain her proposal for Britain to adopt EU rules on goods after Brexit, and is also expected to speak to Conservative MPs.The plan was agreed by cabinet ministers during marathon talks on Friday, where even those wanting a clean break from the EU fell into line.The deal meant that for the first time since the vote for Brexit in June 2016, Britain has a detailed proposal to take to Brussels, and still hopes to agree a deal by October. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTheresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of JulyMay 24, 2019In “latest news”EU agrees ‘best possible’ Brexit deal, urges Britons to back MayNovember 26, 2018In “World”Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PMJuly 23, 2019In “latest news” read more

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Nintendo confirms bigger Circle Pad Pro for 3DS XL

first_imgWhen Nintendo announced the bigger 3DS XL last week, it had a chance to rectify what seemed to be an oversight with the original hardware: there was no second thumbstick.You could argue Nintendo didn’t think the handheld needed one for a while, but then the Circle Pad Pro peripheral was introduced for the 3DS, which added a second thumbstick next to the main buttons on the right. It may have a 480 hour battery life, but it doesn’t exactly look great when attached.So if games are being made that utilize two thumsticks, and you’re introducing a new iteration of your hardware, wouldn’t you integrate the second stick as a standard feature? Nintendo decided not to, but has now stated a new version of the Circle Pad Pro will be released for use with the 3DS XL.Nintendo confirmed what is likely to be called the Circle Pad Pro XL in Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. I’m guessing it’s also going to mean spending another $20 to acquire one when it launches later this year. Having it bundled with a game is out of the question as there’s now two versions of the peripheral.What remains to be seen is whether it has a negative impact on holding the 3DS XL, which is already much bigger than the original 3DS. It’s also going to make remaining portable with the handheld that much more difficult as cases won’t support it.Maybe Nyko will come to the rescue with an updated Power Grip Pro that offers up screen protection and additional battery life, too.via Kotakulast_img read more

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Twentieth Century Fox Invests Heavily in BOOM Studios

first_img With all the biggest box office hits being comic book adaptations, it might be a good idea to have a stake in a comics company. Twentieth Century Fox Film announced a “strategic investment” in comic book and graphic novel publisher BOOM! Studios. According to a press release, the investment gives Fox a “significant minority stake” in the largest independent comics publisher.BOOM! is a huge independent comics company that shares ownership of its series with their creators. In the past eight years, they’ve won the Best Publisher Gem Award seven times, and claimed several Harvey and Eisner Awards. You might know them as the publishers of Lumberjanes, The Woods, Klaus and Mouse Guard. They’ve also published the WWE and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comics, as well a few Cartoon Network and Jim Henson company titles. (The Muppet Show Comic Book is a personal favorite.)This isn’t the first time BOOM! and Twentieth Century Fox have worked together. Fox has gets a first look at any film or television adaptations BOOM! wants to pursue. Currently, the studio is developing series based on Irredeemable, Lumberjanes, Mouse Guard, Imagine Agents, and Malignant Man, a comic created by Furious 7-director James Wan. Currently, a film based on The Empty Man is in post-production. Twentieth Century Fox Film CEO and Chairman Stacey Snider said the investment will allow the company to work more closely with BOOM!’s writers and artists.BOOM! CEO and Founder Ross Richie said the investment will enable them to create even more original content. “Fox has been an incredibly supportive partner and our creative alliance has been tremendously successful… Now BOOM! can greenlight more new series from comic book creators, deepen its distribution relationships, and widen its marketing reach,” he said. “It means BOOM! will have better support and resources to publish world-class content!”The investment is definitely a smart move on Fox’s part. Comic book movies are consistently the biggest money-makers of the year, and they’re going to need more than X-Men to compete with Disney and Warner Bros. Hopefully for us audience members, the move means we’ll start seeing more comic book movies that aren’t the standard superhero fare. Can’t wait to see what that Lumberjanes movie turns out to be. Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is Unpredictable, Stunning and WildVariant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18) Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Just Announce Persona 5 For Nintendo Switch Already

first_img It’s 2019 and with video game publishers no longer worrying about what games to sell you this past holiday, they can now focus their attention towards announcing and selling you games this upcoming holiday. 2019 is already looking pretty stacked for exciting new releases, even in just these first couple of months. But it’s only January, so expect plenty more announcements throughout the year.And now, more than ever, we’re hoping that one of those announcements is some kind of Persona 5 port for Nintendo Switch.Why this game on this platform? Persona has become one of the most popular and acclaimed modern JRPG franchises around, capturing an audience that has no clue what Shin Megami Tensei even means. And 2017’s Persona 5 lived up to that legacy, even after a long delay, with its ultra stylish tale of teenage phantom heart thieves purging darkness from human souls or whatever. It’s a substantial game and would be great to chip away at on the go on Switch, which shouldn’t have any trouble running the game as it was also a PlayStation 3 release.But our desire for Persona 5 on Nintendo Switch goes beyond mere port thirst. At this point this version of the game, while not confirmed, has been obliquely teased enough that it would be more surprising (as well as annoying and disappointing) if it wasn’t happening. I wouldn’t have said that before last December. But then Nintendo dropped the bombshell that Persona 5’s main character Joker is joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the first paid DLC fighter. Having a Persona 5 character in one of Switch’s biggest games but not the game itself on the platform would just be weird. Even Final Fantasy VII is headed to Switch now that Cloud has begrudgingly joined the brawl.Most tantalizing of all though is that we definitely know something new with Persona 5 is happening. Atlus recently registered trademarks for phrases like “P5R” and “P5S,” in the vein of Persona 4 Golden on PlayStation Vita. They then dropped a teaser for Persona 5 R promising more news in March… but only featuring a PlayStation logo. It’s like Castlevania Requiem being PS4-exclusive after the Belmont boys’s appearance in Smash Bros. resurrected love for that franchise.We’re not giving up on Persona 5 for Switch yet, though. We still need to see Joker in action in Smash Bros. We need to learn what “P5S” means as well as get more details on these Persona 5 R projects in just a few months. Heck, a January Nintendo Direct could make all of this moot, and we’d never see it coming. For more on Persona 5 upgrade your aesthetic with these Persona t-shirts and watch our Persona 5 unboxing video. ‘Star Wars Pinball’ Has Your Favorite Brand in Ball Form‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Oregon State Police trooper hits pedestrian

first_imgASTORIA, Ore. — Authorities say an Oregon State Police trooper struck a 30-year-old woman walking in the crosswalk in Astoria.The Daily Astorian reports trooper James O’Conner struck Melissa White of Astoria on Friday while making a left turn in his Chevrolet pickup patrol truck. White sustained minor injuries. O’Conner said he was distracted by watching a bicyclist on another side of the road, trying to determine the bicyclist’s intentions, when he struck the woman. Astoria Police said O’Conner saw White before the collision, but was unable to stop in time. He called the incident into dispatch. Astoria Police Chief Deputy Brad Johnston said such accidents happen occasionally because officers “have a lot of distractions on the dash.”last_img read more

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