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IAR Systems and Data I/O collaborate on modern workflows

first_imgIAR Systems and Data I/O will be collaborating to deliver an integrated, modern workflow that will help developers and manufacturing professionals to make the transition of microcontroller firmware from development to manufacturing more efficient and improve quality for embedded designs. Up to now, the two companies have been part of separate stages of their customers’ respective design and manufacturing processes. However, the growing complexity of embedded applications and the increasing quality and security concerns within the embedded market now drive a need to bridge that separation.IAR Systems and Data I/O respond to this need by establishing a shared vision for a modern workflow connecting these key processes, easing the transition from development to manufacturing and enabling companies to establish modern, seamless workflows to ensure resource efficiency, fast time to market, and high quality.As important as an integrated, modern workflow is for today’s embedded designs, IAR Systems and Data I/O are convinced that the level of integration between development and manufacturing will become a hard requirement as companies start adding security to their designs. When device-specific security credentials such as keys and certificates are added, a modern, integrated workflow becomes a necessity. For these reasons, both companies are committed to integrate the appropriate processes and tools, reinforced by each company’s worldwide network of support personnel, to bring strong benefits for its joint customers.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Renesas unveils Synergy website and solutions gallery for IoT developersNext Machines can see, hear and analyze thanks to embedded neural networkslast_img read more

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‘Costa leaving is a relief for Chelsea’

first_imgTransfers ‘Costa leaving is a relief for Chelsea’ – Lampard backs decision to sanction £57m sale Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 20:47 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Diego Costa Chelsea Getty Transfers Chelsea Atlético Madrid v Chelsea Atlético Madrid Primera División Premier League UEFA Champions League The Blues have agreed to let the Spain international return to Atletico Madrid, bringing to an end a long-running saga regarding the striker’s future Putting a £57 million deal in place with Atletico Madrid for Diego Costa will be “a relief” for Chelsea, says Frank Lampard.With Antonio Conte having previously revealed that he took the decision to part with the Spain international back in January, it has taken eight months for the Blues to push a move through.Chelsea 16/1 to beat Atleti 2-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. The summer transfer window came and went without any movement, with Costa forced to take matters into his own stands as he went AWOL in Brazil and accused Chelsea of treating him like “a criminal”.He has now got his wish, with Atletico free to register him for a second spell in January, and Blues legend Lampard believes the agreement makes sense for all concerned at the end of a long-running and potentially disruptive saga.The former England international wrote in a column for the Evening Standard: “Costa leaving will be a relief to Conte and Chelsea – it is the best thing for all concerned.“If it was just a case of selling a talented striker, then we’d be talking about what a great loss he is to the club. But he had to go. There was no way he could stay at Chelsea, given the events of the summer and the sooner he went, the better. “It’s great for Costa, too. He needs to go and train properly before starting playing again in January. He couldn’t carry on staying in Brazil like he was, it wasn’t helping anybody.”Diego Costa Frank Lampard Chelsea reliefHaving agreed to move Costa out, Chelsea are set to be immediately reacquainted with him on Wednesday.While the 28-year-old will play no part in the Champions League clash at Wanda Metropolitano, he is likely to be in attendance.Lampard believes that encounter, followed by a crucial Premier League meeting with Manchester City, offers Conte’s side an opportunity to put down some serious markers regarding their claims to continental and domestic crowns.He added: “Atletico is one of the hardest places to go in Europe, with the way they play and the atmosphere in the stadium.“On Saturday, it does not get any easier with a home fixture against Manchester City. “Pep Guardiola’s side are in great form, scoring a lot of goals and are three points clear of Chelsea in the Premier League table. “If they win at Stamford Bridge, the gap will be extended to six, which is a fair amount all of a sudden.“However, should Chelsea get through these two fixtures unscathed, then it will send out a real message of intent.”last_img read more

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European football’s most clinical sides

first_imgPremier League Messi and Barcelona best Guardiola’s free-scoring Man City among Europe’s most clinical Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 02:00 10/21/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(34) Lionel Messi Barcelona Getty Images Premier League Primera División Valencia Barcelona Real Betis Manchester City Manchester United Celta de Vigo Monaco PSG Juventus Real Sociedad Ligue 1 Serie A Stats It is no surprise to find the biggest sides on the continent among the most devastating in the final third, but there are a few shocks in the top 10 Ahead of a midweek Champions League clash at the Etihad Stadium, Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri branded Manchester City “by far the strongest team in Europe at the moment”.Pep Guardiola’s side then proceeded to overcome the Serie A leaders 2-1 as if to prove that point, with the Premier League table-toppers emerging victorious in a battle between two free-scoring outfits.City 6/1 UCL winner Article continues below 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 City have been in imperious form this season, with seven goals smashed past hapless Stoke in their last domestic outing to take them onto 29 league efforts for the campaign.Are they, however, the most clinical side across the top five leagues on the continent?Well, it turns out that they are not, with there a heady mix of heavyweight title hopefuls and surprise packages among Europe’s top 10.1. VALENCIA 25.97%Valencia La Liga Simone ZazaWho would have thought that a side spearheaded by West Ham flop Simone Zaza and forgotten Bolton loanee Rodrigo could be so devastating. Italian frontman Zaza sits behind only Lionel Messi in theLiga top scorer charts, with Barcelona the only club to have outscored Los Che as they sit second in the table. Marcelino’s side have 21 efforts to their name, with just one successful penalty among them, and are currently netting at a rate of one goal every 34.29 minutes.2. BARCELONA 24.73%Paulinho Gerard Deulofeu BarcelonaA faultless start to the season may have been broken by Atletico Madrid, but the Catalan giants remain the team to beat in La Liga. Unsurprisingly, mercurial Messi has been leading from the front once again, with 11 league goals added to his remarkable personal haul. The Argentine has managed more efforts by himself than 12 clubs in the division. Barca have 24 goals in total, including one from two penalties taken thus far, and net on average once every 30 minutes.3. REAL BETIS 24.29%Cristian Tello Real BetisA surprise inclusion in third place on the list, with Betis currently perched just above mid-table in La Liga. They have netted only 17 times this season, making them the lowest scorers within the top 10, and have also been breached 17 times to give them a goal difference of precisely zero. Given that they have one of the leakiest defences in the Spanish top-flight, making the most of their opportunities (including one penalty) is imperative.4. MANCHESTER CITY 23.53%David Silva Leroy Sane Manchester City Stoke 141017It seems remarkable to think that questions were being asked of City after they backed up a 1-1 draw at home to Everton with a last-gasp 2-1 win away at Bournemouth. Since then, the shackles have well and truly been shaken off during a 10-match winning run in all competitions. In the Premier League, Guardiola’s side have managed two five-goal hauls, a six and a seven. They boast the best goal difference (+33) across all competitions and net at a remarkable rate domestically of one effort every 24.83 minutes – with just one penalty within their tally.5. MANCHESTER UNITED 22.99%Paul Pogba Romelu LukakuJose Mourinho may have parked the proverbial bus at Liverpool last time out, but United have been an impressive attacking force this season – led by £75 million man Romelu Lukaku. The Red Devils already have four 4-0 Premier League victories to their name, the meanest defence in the division and an impressive strike rate of one goal every 34.29 minutes – with one penalty scored and one missed this term.6. CELTA VIGO 22.78%Juan Carlos Unzue Real SociedadOne place and two points worse off than Real Betis, Celta are wedged in the midst of Liga mid-table obscurity. They are, however, taking their chances, with 18 goals plundered from just 105 shots – some 50 efforts less than Manchester City have fired in so far this season. They are also yet to be awarded a penalty in 2017-18, but have still found their way to the back of the net every 40 minutes that they are on the field.7. MONACO 22.11%Monaco Radamel FalcaoNo Kylian Mbappe, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Benjamin Mendy or Bernardo Silva, but few problems so far for the reigning Ligue 1 champions. Defending that crown was always going to be difficult, but the principality outfit have set about that task in a positive manner, with the prolific Radamel Falcao proving to be a talismanic figure. His conversion rate at the start of the season was quite remarkable, helping Monaco to 24 goals, including three spot-kicks, and one effort every 33.75 minutes.8. PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN 21.85%Edinson Cavani Kylian Mbappe Neymar PSGNine games played in Ligue 1, just two points dropped for the big-spending outfit from the French capital. Neymar and Mbappe were drafted in to bring even greater firepower to the ranks, and PSG have matched Manchester City’s 29-goal haul this season. They have converted three penalties, while infamously missing one through Edinson Cavani, and breach opponents every 27.93 minutes.9. JUVENTUS 21.74%Paulo Dybala Gonzalo Higuain JuventusThe current Serie A title holders have not had things all their own way this season, as they currently sit five points adrift of leaders Napoli in fourth. The Bianconeri remain a fearsome prospect going forward, though, with Paulo Dybala having really come to the fore this term to earn comparisons with fellow Argentine Messi. His efforts have Juve netting once every 34.29 minutes, although they have failed twice from the spot so far.10. REAL SOCIEDAD 19.78%Real Sociedad La LigaThe fifth Spanish side within Europe’s most clinical, and another showing some of the more established outfits how things should be done. Currently netting once every 37.89 minutes, Socieded – like Betis – are not higher up their domestic standings as a result of their inability to keep the back door bolted. Get things right at that end of the field, while continuing to take their chances, and another top-four challenge could be on the cards in San Sebastian.  Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Memphis shows PSG aren’t perfect as Madrid loom

first_imgPSG Memphis stunner shows PSG aren’t perfect as Real Madrid loom Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 06:28 1/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Memphis Depay Lyon Getty Images PSG Ligue 1 Olympique Lyonnais v PSG Olympique Lyonnais The Dutchman rounded off a devilishly exciting clash on the banks of the Rhone with a screamer to leave the guests reeling When Paris Saint-Germain meet Real Madrid in the Champions League in little more than three weeks, Unai Emery’s side will no doubt find themselves faced with accusations that they don’t face enough top-level opposition.Ligue 1, so the story goes, is without other elite teams capable of pushing the leaders. Lyon proved on Sunday, however, that is a fiction, outplaying the leaders as they stormed to a thrilling 2-1 victory at Parc OL.The conclusion to the match was thrilling. Down to 10 men after the needless dismissal of Dani Alves for dissent, PSG were reduced to packing every body they had behind the ball and probing occasionally on the break. That was not enough, however, to prevent Memphis Depay sending a crashing late shot into the top corner of the goal. Article continues below 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 It was a world-class moment to decide a match of the highest level; an encounter that Lyon justly won.”We showed the fans that we’re not scared of PSG and we played our football,” Memphis told Canal+ at full-time. “It was a big game for us and an important win.”Of course, PSG were without the injured Neymar, whose qualities as a difference maker are unquestioned and, indeed, unparalleled in Le Championnat.However, on the eve of kick off, home president Jean-Michel Aulas argued that he would rather have Nabil Fekir in his side than the world’s most expensive player.While Aulas has a habit of making bombastic statements, it is remarkable how often they are backed up. It took only two minutes after kick-off for his playmaker to justify his words, sculpting a world-class free kick into the net from a seemingly impossible range and angle.PSG keeper Alphonse Areola will doubtless be criticised for his positioning, but it took an inch-perfect shot, which kissed the post as it found the net, to beat him.It was a moment that Lyon’s young side fed off. With an average age of just 24 – 21.5 if the defence and goalkeeper is ignored – they showed immense energy and drive throughout, typified by the powerful performance of Tanguy Ndombele in midfield, whose willingness and ability to carry the ball upfield ensured his defence were never under sustained periods of pressure.Nabil Fekir Lyon PSG Ligue 1 21012018.jpgUsed to manipulating games at a whim, PSG found themselves barely feeding off scraps on a difficult night. Layvin Kurzawa’s thumping equaliser four minutes into first-half stoppage time was their sole highlight. Otherwise, they lost Dani Alves to suspension after his dismissal around the hour mark, but more pertinently with regards the Champions League they saw Kylian Mbappe go off injured.The teenage striker was clattered by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes in a rare moment that did a disservice to the hosts. The Portugal international was overzealous in his pursuit of a lost ball, jumping carelessly into the striker after athletically dealing with a through ball.With a healthy eight-point advantage over Lyon, who have moved into second, this was not really a game about the destination of the title, it was a chance for Emery’s side to prove to themselves that they are ready to face Madrid.Not only did they fail to get a result that suggests they are ready to meet the defending two-time European champions, the performance was a long way off the mark, too. Lyon, meanwhile, gave the world a sharp reminder that Ligue 1 is not the one-team league it is portrayed. Fekir, Ndombele and Memphis saw to that.last_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli gave me an earful after dismissal in Afghanistan game, says KL Rahul

first_imgWorld Cup 2019: Virat Kohli gave me an earful after dismissal in Afghanistan game, says KL RahulICC Cricket World Cup 2019: India opener KL Rahul conceded that he is worried about not being able to convert starts into big knocks after getting dismissed for 48 in their 125-run win over West Indies. However, Rahul expressed confidence that he will be able to get the big hundred at the big stage in the tournament. scorecard graphs commentary Akshay Ramesh ManchesterJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 23:57 IST World Cup 2019: KL Rahul said he is confident of converting starts into big knocks in the upcoming matches (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul was dismissed for 48 in India’s 125-run win over West IndiesRahul has been struggling to convert starts into big innings in World Cup 2019Virat gave me quite an earful after I went back: Rahul on reverse-sweep vs AfghanistanIndia opener KL Rahul said he is concerned about his inability to convert starts into big scores so far in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but maintained he is hopeful of getting the big ones in the upcoming matches.KL Rahul revealed he had received an earful from his captain Virat Kohli after he fell on 30 in a failed bid to play a reverse sweep in India’s previous World Cup match vs Afghanistan. India had lost Rohit Sharma early and just when Virat Kohli was getting into the groove with support from KL Rahul, the India opener was dismissed, thereby putting an end to a 57-run stand.KL Rahul, who replaced Shikhar Dhawan after an injury to the left-handed opener, has been getting starts but he has thrown his wickets away, more often than not at World Cup 2019. On Thursday, Rahul was dismissed on 48 after Jason Holder got one to nip back in.India vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Report | Highlights”To get the opportunity to bat up the order, I couldn’t have asked for anything more to get it in a stage like a World Cup. I came into the tournament with some runs in the IPL. I played well in the warm-up matches. So the confidence has been good. I am watching the ball well and I am in good head space. just need to work from here. The only thing I am worried about is that I am getting starts but I am not able to convert them. I am sure it will come in the upcoming games,” KL Rahul told Star Sports after India’s 125-run win over West Indies in Manchester.advertisementRevealing he was focussed on not repeating the mistake he did against Afghanistan in Manchester, Rahul said he discussed the sluggish nature of the Old Trafford pitch when Virat Kohli walked in to bat after another rare failure for Rohit Sharma.”When Virat walked in, I told him it wasn’t coming on as well, it was a bit two-paced. was important that we got a partnership going. That’s a mistake I did against Afghanistan. Virat did give me quite an earful after I went back because in the middle he told me that the two of us had to take the game to 130-140 and then one of us can take off,” Rahul added.Meanwhile, Rahul expressed confidence that India’s top three will be able to get the big scores in the big stages of the World Cup. India jumped to the 2nd spot after their big win over West Indies and have 11 points from 6 matches.They take on England on Sunday in Birmingham before facing Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the first week of July.”When you keep getting out in a similar pattern getting starts and getting out but in my head, I know I am in a good space because I am not getting tired or because of the pressure. I am making silly mistakes. Today [Thursday] was a decent ball. It’s important that I go out there hoping to get better and better,” Rahul said.Also Read | India vs West Indies: MS Dhoni concedes most byes in an ODI in his careerAlso Read | India vs West Indies: In funny moment, Mohammed Shami imitates Sheldon Cottrell’s salute celebrationAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow KL RahulFollow Virat KohliFollow India VS West IndiesFollow India cricket teamFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 view more view less advertisement No data available! Nextlast_img read more

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Not dislodging anyone in Madhya Pradesh says Shivraj Singh Chauhan

first_imgLucknow: Madhya Pradesh former chief minister and BJP vice president Shivraj Singh Chauhan Sunday asserted his party is not dislodging anyone but it cannot do anything if the state government “falls due to infighting” within the Congress. Chauhan, who was here during the weekend to address the district-level and regional-level heads of BJP’s membership drive, said this when he was asked whether the BJP will form government in Madhya Pradesh before the assembly elections are held. Also Read – IAF receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France “Now, if the Congress (government) falls due to infighting in the party, then we cannot do anything. We are not dislodging anyone, but whatever is going on there (in MP) is not good,” he told PTI in an interview. The 15-year power drought ended for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh in 2017 when it defeated the saffron party in the assembly poll. Calling himself a “staunch supporter” of ‘One Nation, One Election’, the senior BJP leader, who is heading the party’s membership drive, said Lok Sabha polls should be held along with Assembly elections to various states so that “uninterrupted development” can take place. Also Read – Cosmology trio win Nobel Physics Prize “I am a staunch supporter of One Nation, One Election. And, I have been supporting this concept while I was the chief minister. Continuous polls disrupt development and derail the country, as all political parties are engaged 24×7 in preparations for the next elections,” Chauhan said. He said, “In the interest of the country, the Lok Sabha polls should be held along with Assembly elections to various states so that uninterrupted development can take place for five years. When the focus of all the parties is on winning the elections, there is no long-term planning for the development of the country”. Highlighting the need for simultaneous elections, the three-time chief minister said, “As soon as the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh were over, preparations started for the Lok Sabha elections. Now, after the parliamentary elections, it will be states like Haryana and Maharashtra, which are gearing up for polls.” He also said that in the Haryana Assembly elections, officers from Madhya Pradesh go as observers, which affect the working and functioning of the non poll-bound state, and unnecessary expenses are incurred. Asked whether the One Nation, One Elections will push the smaller parties to the brink of existential crisis, Chauhan said, “See the case of Odisha, were assembly elections were held along with the Lok Sabha elections. In the parliamentary elections, the BJP got more votes, while in the Assembly election, it was Naveen Patnaik and his BJD, which got thumbs-up from the people of the state. They wanted Modiji as PM, and Naveen Patnaik as CM. People have become wise enough now”. Of the 146 Assembly seats in Odisha, the BJD won 112, while the BJP managed to win 23 seats. The BJP won 8 seats out of 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state, while the BJD won 12 parliamentary constituencies in the recently concluded polls. The “one nation, one poll”, which was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok Sabha election manifesto, has made the Opposition weary about the prospects. In August last year, the Law Commission had recommended holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies to save public money. In its draft recommendations, the commission had said simultaneous polls, with an exception of Jammu and Kashmir, would help the government of the day focus on “developmental activities rather than electioneering”. It, however, cautioned that holding simultaneous elections was not possible within the existing framework of the Constitution. After Modi addressed a NITI Aayog meeting recently, an official release said, “The Prime Minister called for widespread debate and consultations on simultaneous elections for Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabhas, keeping in view various aspects such as the resulting financial savings and consequent better utilisation of resources.” The Niti Aayog had last year suggested synchronised two-phase Lok Sabha and Assembly polls from 2024 to ensure minimum campaign-mode disruption to governance. When asked to comment on the events unfolding in West Bengal and its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chauhan said, “She has lost her mental balance and has become very agitated. Modiji’s popularity definitely played an important role in BJP’s stupendous performance in the Lok Sabha polls in Bengal.” The BJP ushered a major surprise, winning 18 Lok Sabha seats out of a total of 42 in Bengal, only four less than the Banerjee-led TMC’s tally of 22. Buoyed by its stupendous victory, the saffron party has claimed that they would end the TMC rule in the next assembly poll in West Bengal in 2021. Post-poll clashes between TMC and BJP supporters in Bengal grabbed headlines as the saffron party made inroads into the state.last_img read more

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Film screening for underprivileged children

first_imgKolkata: In a bid to inspire underprivileged children to fight all odds of life with bravery, a special screening of the movie Super 30 was organised for them in the city on Sunday.”We have selected Super 30 because it has a strong message. We have organised the screening of the movie for under privileged children (who have excelled in their board exam or appearing for their board exam) to encourage and overcome the hurdle to achieve their goal,” Jui Biswas, Trinamool Congress councillor from New Alipore (ward no 81) told Millennium Post, outside Indira cinema in Bhowanipore. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAround 200 underprivileged children attended the special screening of Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30, directed by Vikas Bahl, having tagline ‘Ab Raja Ka Beta Raja Nahin Banega.. Ab Raja Wahi Banega Jo Haqdaar Hoga..’ The movie, based on the life of award winning mathematician Anand Kumar and his educational programme, released on July 12, 2019. It also stars Mrunal Thakur, Nandish Sandhu and Pankaj Tripathi. “I am coming here (Indira cinema) for the first time,” said S Shaw, a student, who attended the special screening of Super 30 at Indira cinema. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayIn the movie, Hrithik Roshan plays the role of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar. He rises to fame for training underprivileged children for the IIT entrance examinations. The film has been declared tax free in Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir. “Through this movie we want to encourage the under privileged children to how to cope with difficult situations in life. As a mother, I also want my daughter to see this movie. My message to the students is work hard and achieve your goal,” pointed out Biswas.last_img read more

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Ridehailing group says BC model looks a lot like expanded taxi industry

first_imgVANCOUVER — A coalition of businesses and interest groups advocating for ride-hailing in British Columbia says legislation introduced yesterday will just create an expanded taxi industry, not the ride-hailing services that customers expect.Ian Tostenson of Ridesharing Now for BC says members are “bewildered” that the future of ride-hailing in the province remains uncertain and the government hasn’t committed to a start date for the service.Tostenson, who also represents the BC Restaurant and Food Services Association, says the coalition is especially concerned that the Passenger Transportation Board would have power to limit the number of drivers on the road, where they can drive, and also set rates.He says the organization was expecting to see legislation that more closely matched the customer-driven supply and demand model that exists in other jurisdictions.Tim Burr of ride-hailing company Lyft says the company sees legislation introduced Monday as a “procedural step forward” but the regulation and rule-making process will come next.He says the company is used to rolling up its sleeves to work with legislators and regulators in many jurisdictions and remains committed to working with the B.C. government to bring the service to the province.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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THE 2019 SAG AWARDS WINNERS – THE COMPLETE LIST

first_imgAmy Adams, “Sharp Objects” Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Who won big at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best TV shows? Check out the list of SAG winners (in bold) and nominees: BLACK PANTHER Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner) SANDRA OH, KILLING EVE Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner) GLENN CLOSE Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner) RAMI MALEK, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Roles in a Motion Picture (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner) THIS IS US Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner) Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” cast backstage at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on Sunday, January 27, 2019. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) Lupita Nyong’o, from left, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, and Andy Serkis poses with the awards for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for “Black Panther” in the press room at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (10072664gq) Cast of ‘Black Panther’ 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA – 27 Jan 2019 MOVIESEnsemble cast in a movie Glenn Close accepts the Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in “The Wife.” (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY NETWO) “A Star Is Born”WINNER: “Black Panther””BlacKkKlansman””Bohemian Rhapsody””Crazy Rich Asians”Actor in a movieChristian Bale, “Vice”Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”WINNER: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman”Actress in a movieEmily Blunt, “Mary Poppins Returns”WINNER: Glenn Close, “The Wife”Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Twitter Alan Arkin, “The Kominsky Method”Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”Bill Hader, “Barry”WINNER: Tony Shalhoub, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Henry Winkler, “Barry”.Actress in a comedy seriesAlex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Alison Brie, “GLOW”WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”.Actor in a TV movie or miniseriesAntonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”WINNER: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”Hugh Grant, “A Very English Scandal”Anthony Hopkins, “King Lear”Bill Pullman, “The Sinner”.Actress in a TV movie or miniseries Advertisementcenter_img Tony Shalhoub accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series for his role as Abe Weissman in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” (Photo: Robert Hanashiro, Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY NETWO)Actor in a comedy series Emily Blunt accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for “A Quiet Place.” (Photo: Robert Hanashiro/USA TODAY NETWORK) Supporting actor in a movieWINNER: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”Timothee Chalamet, “Beautiful Boy”Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” WINNER: Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects”Penelope Cruz, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”Emma Stone, “Maniac”By Jenny Cohen | USA Today LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock (10072664gq)Cast of ‘Black Panther’25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Show, Los Angeles, USA – 27 Jan 2019 Supporting actress in a movieAmy Adams, “Vice”WINNER: Emily Blunt, “A Quiet Place”Margot Robbie, “Mary Queen of Scots”Emma Stone, “The Favourite”Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”TELEVISIONEnsemble in a drama series“The Americans””Better Call Saul””The Handmaid’s Tale””Ozark”WINNER: ”This Is Us”Actor in a drama seriesWINNER: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”Joseph Fiennes, “The Handmaid’s Tale”John Krasinski, “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”Actress in a drama seriesJulia Garner, “Ozark”Laura Linney, “Ozark”Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”WINNER: Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”Robin Wright, “House of Cards”Ensemble in a comedy series“Atlanta””Barry””GLOW”“The Kominsky Method”WINNER: ”The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”last_img read more

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KEANU REEVES WANTS JOHN WICK TO CONTINUE AFTER CHAPTER 3 AND THERES

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment John Wick / Keanu Reeves ~ Courtesy Of Lionsgate Twitter I love this franchise, so I certainly hope that we continue to see more badass adventures of John Wick for years to come!I also included a new featurette for you to watch. This one puts the focus on the expanding mythology behind The Continental, which as you know, is a hotel for assassins. The video features interviews with the cast and crew along with some more footage for you to enjoy. Facebook Advertisement We’ve already heard John Wick director Chad Stahelski say that he could make John Wick films for the rest of his life. Then co-star Ian McShane has said that he thinks the franchise could go another 10 years. Well, now Keanu Reeves is weighing in on continuing the action franchise and he would love to keep it going for as long as he can.When asked by GQ how long he would stay attached to the franchise, he said:“As far as my legs can take me. As far as the audience wants to go.” Advertisement .John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ordered the open contract. John should have already been executed, except the Continental’s manager, Winston, has given him a one-hour grace period before he’s “Excommunicado” – membership revoked, banned from all services and cut off from other members. John uses the service industry to stay alive as he fights and kills his way out of New York City.Reeves is joined in the film by Halle Berry as Sofia, who will be helping John; Asia Kate Dillon, who will be playing The Adjudicator of the High Table; Mark Dacascos, who will take on the role of an assassin named Zero; Jason Mantzoukas, who will be playing the Tick Tock Man; and Angelica Houston, who is playing a mysterious new character named Roma Ruska, someone who was responsible for [Wick’s] upbringing and his protection.John Wick: Chapter 3 is currently set to hit theaters on May 17, 2019.last_img read more

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Twin bombing at Afghan public ceremony kills four leaves 30 hurt

first_imgKabul: A twin bombing at a public ceremony in southern Afghanistan on Saturday killed at least four people, including a provincial official, and wounded more than 30, officials said. Omar Zwak, spokesman for the governor of Helmand province, said the bombings targeted a celebration of Farmer’s Day in a sports stadium in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah. Mohammad Khan Nasrat, the economic director of Helmand, was among those killed in the attack, the government said in a statement. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USZwak said 31 other people were wounded in the blasts, including provincial council members and provincial security officials, but he said none were in critical condition. The Taliban, who effectively control half the country, including large parts of Helmand province, claimed the attack. The insurgents have kept up their daily attacks on Afghan security forces and government targets even as they have held several rounds of talks with the United States in recent months aimed at ending the 17-year war. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, dozens of people protested against a military operation in the northern Kunduz province while carrying the remains of their loved ones. Photos from the protest showed what appeared to be the bodies of 12 people, including five or six small children.last_img read more

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AAP presents report on MCDs performance

first_imgNEW DELHI: AAP on Monday presented a report where the party showed how the MCDs can perform better. AAP senior leader Dilip Pandey, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Imran Hussain presented the report. “The BJP led MCD – solely vested with the responsibility of managing waste in Delhi – have not fulfilled their basic statutory and legal duty and have left Delhi dirty, only in order to further its political aims and motives. Garbage is strewn all over the roads in Delhi, dhalaos are overflowing and the height of the landfills is exceeding that of the Qutub Minar. MCD has become a hindrance even in the works of the MLAs as the projects sanctioned by the MLAs are not completed by the MCD,” a report presented by the leaders observed. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe report added that MCD has enough money to ensure timely payments to clear the bills of its contractors and to pay the salary to its top officials; but the MCD is always cash strapped when it comes to paying the salaries of its lower rung workers like the Safai Karamcharis, nurses etc. “It is clear that the Central Government, regardless of the BJP or Congress, isn’t interested in implementing the 74 Amendment of the Constitution and the statutory guidelines of the DMC Act (1957) – both of which are reason for the existence of bodies like MCD, which deem that all grant-in-aid from the Central Government is necessarily routed through the state government. The Central Government bypasses Delhi’s democratically elected government,” the report noted. It added that Delhi receives only Rs 325 crore from the Central Government as grant in aid while Delhi collects Rs 1.25 lakh crores in income tax. The Central Government makes Delhi a half state in the National Finance Commission, and yet wants Delhi to pay completely for its incompetent and corrupt local body through the Delhi Finance Commission.last_img read more

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Spanish Police Arrest Radicalized Moroccan National

Rabat – The Spanish civil guard arrested a 25-year-old man on Tuesday who had allegedly disseminated terrorist propaganda and become self-indoctrinated on the internet.A statement from the Spanish police said that that the suspect, arrested in Zaragoza in northern Spain, began the process of radicalization 5 years ago. The statement added that the suspect supported the “virtual caliphate” of ISIS.The suspect also posted “his membership to violent groups” through his profiles on social networks. Read Also: Spanish Police Arrest Algerian for Possible ISIS TiesThe press release, shared by Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), said that the suspect increased his access to terror propaganda forums, where manuals for the production of explosives and other weapons and communications are distributed.Police seized computer equipment in his arrest.The operation followed last week’s arrest of a Moroccan on similar charges of “internet dissemination of terrorist propaganda” and “self-indoctrination on social media.”The police conducted the arrest in Getafe, outside Madrid.The suspect was also using several devices to surf the internet. None of the devices were registered under his name. The suspect was using the identities of people around him to obtain the devices. read more

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US home sales fall 17 with prices high and supply low

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales tumbled 1.7% in June, with rising prices and a scarce supply locking out many Americans from ownership.The National Association of Realtors says homes were sold last month at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 5.27 million units. Sales have shriveled 2.2% over the past 12 months, despite such positive trends as a robust job market and falling mortgage rates.But home prices have been climbing faster than incomes for the past seven years. This persistent gap has left many renters unable to afford ownership and prevented existing owners from upgrading to pricier properties. There has also been a supply shortage: Sales listings were flat over the past year at 1.93 million units.The median sales price climbed 4.3% from a year ago to $285,700.Josh Boak, The Associated Press read more

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With Trumps win in China will Trump toilets get flushed

by Erika Kinetz, The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2017 2:01 am MDT Last Updated Feb 14, 2017 at 4:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email With Trump’s win in China, will Trump toilets get flushed? In this Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 photo, high-end Trump-branded toilets made by Shenzhen Trump Industrial Co. are on display at the company’s offices in Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong Province. U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to receive something that he had been trying to get from China for more than a decade: trademark rights to his own name. After suffering rejection after rejection in China’s courts, he saw his prospects change dramatically after starting his presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) SHANGHAI – There’s a Trump toilet, a Trump condom, a Trump pacemaker and even a Trump International Hotel among hundreds of trademarks in China that don’t belong to Donald Trump. But after a decade of grinding battle in China’s courts, the president was expected to get an unlikely win this week: the rights to his own name.Trump’s late victory in the fight to wrest back one sliver of his brand — the trademark for building construction services — could signal a shift in fortune for the U.S. president’s intellectual property in China. At stake are 49 pending trademark applications — all made during his campaign — and 77 marks already registered in his name, most of which will come up for renewal during his term. The case also raises the possibility that the president could claw back control of more than 225 Trump-related marks in China that do not belong to him.To some, it also illustrates how Trump’s efforts to consolidate control over his brand could be used to extend or withhold favour, especially in a country like China where the courts and bureaucracy are influenced by the ruling Communist Party and by design reflect the leadership’s political imperatives.Trump’s foreign trademarks have raised red flags with ethics lawyers across the political spectrum who say they present grave conflicts of interest and may violate the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution, which bars public servants from accepting anything of value from foreign governments unless explicitly approved by Congress.“There can be no question that it is a terrible idea for Donald Trump to be accepting the registration of these valuable property rights from China while he’s a sitting president of the United States,” said Norman Eisen, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer for President Barack Obama. “It’s fair to conclude that this is an effort to influence Mr. Trump that is relatively inexpensive for the Chinese, potentially very valuable to him, but it could be very costly for the United States.”Richard Painter, chief White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush, called the situation “highly improper.” Since foreign governments know Trump cares deeply about his family’s business, Painter said, “they will give him what he wants and they will expect stuff in return.”Eisen and Painter are involved in a lawsuit alleging that Trump’s foreign business ties violate the U.S. Constitution. Trump has dismissed the lawsuit as “totally without merit.”Alan Garten, chief legal officer of The Trump Organization, said the Chinese trademarks were already in the works before the election, and the president has turned management of his company over to his children and a team of executives.In an email, Garten wrote, “The only mark we were seeking was one in the related class of construction which someone was improperly squatting on.”The precise value of the trademarks is a matter of debate, but Trump himself thought his brands in China were worth enough to defend them, according to a 2011 letter he wrote then-Commerce Secretary Gary Locke about a trademark dispute in Macau, an autonomous region of China.“I spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees to secure my own name and globally recognized brand from Chinese individuals who seek to trade off my reputation,” Trump wrote.In May 2009, he dispatched a team with 300 pounds of evidence to prove that Donald Trump was, in fact, famous. It didn’t work. Trump railed against the courts as “faithless, corrupt and tainted.”“The Trump name resonates throughout the entire world,” Trump wrote. “According to their ignorant council of judges, it appears the only two places in the world I am not well known are China and Macao,” he added, using an alternative spelling.That may be changing.As president, Trump’s elevated profile in China will likely make it easier to protect his brand, said Zhou Dandan, a lawyer with Unitalen Attorneys at Law in Beijing, which has worked for Trump since 2006. Trademark authorities will almost certainly reject new “Trump” applications from unrelated parties, she said, and may take back rights from existing “Trump” trademark holders.That’s what happened in the case nearing completion this week.Trump applied for rights to the Trump mark for construction services on Dec. 7, 2006, but a man named Dong Wei had filed a similar application about two weeks earlier. China works on a first-come-first-served basis for trademarks, and the Trademark Office rejected Trump’s application.Trump appealed to the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, then to the Beijing Intermediate People’s Court, and finally to the Beijing High People’s Court. He lost, lost and lost again.Separately, he tried to invalidate Dong’s trademark, but failed, and failed again on appeal, according to Matthew Dresden, a China intellectual property attorney at Harris Bricken in Seattle, who has studied the case.The last time courts ruled against Trump in the construction-services case was May 2015, the month before he declared his candidacy.Then Trump’s lawyers simply went back to the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board, which had already rejected their case, and again asked them to invalidate Dong’s trademark, Dresden said.This time it worked. On Sept. 6, 2016, the Trademark Office published its invalidation of Dong’s trademark for construction services. Dong could not be reached for comment.That decision cleared the way for Trump’s own claim to move ahead. Trump’s mark was published in China’s Trademark Gazette on Nov. 13, less than a week after he won the presidential election. Interested parties have three months to object. If no one does, the trademark will be registered to Trump on Tuesday.Why is Trump winning in China’s bureaucracy now, after years of failure? China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce and its foreign ministry did not reply to requests for comment.Some lawyers point to a general hardening in China’s stance on trademark squatting. In January, China’s Supreme People’s Court released a legal interpretation stipulating that names of “political, economic, cultural, religious, national and other public figures” should not be trademarked. That notice came after a December ruling returned the Chinese version of Michael Jordan’s name from Qiaodan Sports Co. to the basketball star. In Mandarin, Qiaodan sounds like Jordan.Others say politics almost certainly played a role. By 2016, the nature of the dispute had changed. Chinese authorities were now ruling on a case that pitted a guy from Liaoning province against a man running for president of the United States.“It would be hard to imagine that the judges, the Trademark Office and/or the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board were acting without some kind of guidance,” said Dan Plane, a director at Simone IP Services, a Hong Kong intellectual property consultancy.He added that the outcome of future cases could depend on Trump’s relationship with Beijing.“If there’s a clear decision made by an angry Chinese government to stop giving broad protection to the Trump name in China, Trump’s ability to defend or enforce his name could be quite limited,” Plane said.Meanwhile, the makers of Trump-branded luxury toilets at Shenzhen Trump Industrial Co. face a potent new potential adversary. They say they will defend their brand, even if it means taking on the U.S. president.Co-founder Zhong Jiye said his Trump toilet, which dates to 2002, has nothing to do with President Trump. The Chinese name brings together ideas of innovation and popularity, he explained. And in English, the “U” makes a nice toilet-seat shape logo.Trump toilets for the home can do pregnancy tests, while models for public use have disposable seat covers for improved hygiene. The company says sales were up more than 50 per cent last year and an international expansion is in the works — perhaps under a different brand now that Trump is president.People use Trump toilets some 100 million times a year, Zhong said.Among them, he added, are customers at Zhongnanhai, the official residence of Chinese President Xi Jinping.___Associated Press researcher Fu Ting contributed from Shanghai.Follow Kinetz on Twitter at twitter.com/ekinetz read more

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Awesome light painting photos bring dinosaurs back to life

first_imgvia VisualNews Light painting, also known as light drawing or light graffiti, is an extremely cool photographic technique in which exposures are made at night or in a dark room by moving a flashlight or handheld light, or by moving a camera. The result is a design that appears to be floating in the mid air. Photographer Darren Pearson, otherwise known as Darius Twin, has posted some of his light paintings from his series entitled “Light Fossils.” The photos are pretty amazing as it’s often hard to get clean lines with light painting.Pearson made the “Light Fossils” pieces freehand at night using tiny LED flashlights and a long exposure on his camera. His photos feature dinosaurs drawn with light in unusual areas like a smiling triceratops in the middle of a street, a flying-monkey skeleton floating above Los Angeles, and a woolly mammoth on top of a building.Pearson’s photos evoke a sense of magical fantasy that really appeals to the kid inside of you. If you’re wondering how Pearson was able to create such amazing light paintings, we’re guessing it takes years of practice to get to that level. He does give a brief tutorial in the video below if you’re curious about making your own light paintings.To start with, you need a mini flashlight, and you can find different colored lights if you want to mix things up a bit. As for the camera, you want a camera that’s capable of having a slow shutter speed. Pearson set his camera to 10 seconds at F 5.6 and stuck it on a tripod. He shot most of the “Light Fossil” photos with a Canon EOS 7D, but you can use any camera that has an adjustable shutter speed.If you decide to try out light painting, please let us know how it goes and share any photos that result from your new (or old) hobby!last_img read more

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Apple to allow pickup of online orders at Apple Stores

first_imgApple is giving customers a new option for receiving items that they order online. The company is slowly rolling out a new program, codenamed “Sherwood,” that will allow orders from Apple’s website to be picked up at a local Apple retail store.In addition to being able to pick up their orders at an Apple Store, the program will also allow customers to return online orders at the retail outlets. This will help you to avoid the hassle of going to a post office or commercial shipping service to mail a return, and then wait weeks for a reimbursement of shipping fees. Provided that you live in an area with at least one of the retail stores, this could save a lot of headaches.Perhaps the biggest advantage that this will present will be avoiding the dreaded “we missed you” delivery notice stuck on your front door. If you’ve ever experienced the agony of ordering a product and waiting by the door, only to miss the delivery when you were on the phone for two minutes, this would be a solution. Simply get a call from the Apple Store when your new gadget arrives, and drive over to pick it up when you’re ready.It isn’t clear what the policy for this new program will be for launch day items. As Apple Stores are always swamped with long lines on the first day a new iPhone or iPad is available, I don’t imagine the stores would be going out of their way to cater to people who ordered the same item online. They could well be sent to the back of the line with everyone else.The Sherwood program will be starting off at a few Apple Stores, and will later expand across the entire chain down the road.via MacRumorslast_img read more

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A vote on revoking Trumps emergency USMexico wall funds takes place today

first_img 11,900 Views DEMOCRATS ARE MOVING quickly to try to roll back President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to siphon billions of dollars from the military to fund construction of a fence along the US-Mexico border.Today’s vote in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives comes on legislation to revoke Trump’s executive order from earlier this month and would send it to the Republican-held Senate, where it would take only a handful of Republican defections to pass it.Trump is likely to prevail in the end since he could use his first-ever veto to kill the measure if it passes Congress, but the White House is seeking to minimize defections among the president’s Republican allies to avoid embarrassment.The vote could be challenging for Republicans who view themselves as conservative protectors of the Constitution and the powers of the federal purse that are reserved for Congress. But GOP-vote counters are confident that the tally won’t get near the two-thirds that would overturn a Trump veto. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, second from the right, looks across the horizon during a tour of the US-Mexico border. Source: Pablo Martinez MonsivaisDemocratic leaders said yesterday that the vote is not about the merits of Trump’s wall, but how Trump is trampling on the Constitution by grabbing money that he can’t obtain through normal means.“The beauty of the Constitution, the heart and soul of the Constitution, is the separation of power – co-equal branches of government to be a balance of power,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California. Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats ‘trap’ of Open Borders and Crime! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, accompanied by Republican Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. Source: Alex BrandonMinority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said GOP defections will be kept well below the threshold required to sustain a veto. Describing the argument GOP leaders are using to tamp down Republican opposition, he said, “There’s an emergency along the border.”“If Republicans vote their beliefs, we’ll get a lot. If they vote their party, we won’t get a lot,” said Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.Trump took to Twitter yesterday to urge Senate Republicans to stick with him.“I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security,” Trump wrote. Feb 26th 2019, 7:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Tuesday 26 Feb 2019, 7:30 AM Hundreds of people demonstrate in Union Square in response to Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration (February 2019). Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesTrump’s declaration of a national emergency gives him access to about $3.6 billion in funding for military construction projects to divert to border fencing. Politicians in both parties are recoiling at the politically toxic prospect of losing cherished projects at back-home military bases. The Defense Department has not identified which projects may face the axe.But the administration is more likely to tap $600 million from a federal asset forfeiture fund first. In addition, it is considering shifting more than $2 billion from Defense Department accounts into a Pentagon counter-drug fund to be tapped for wall construction.Trump’s edict is also being challenged in the federal courts, where a host of Democratic-led states such as California are among those that have sued to overturn the order. The House of Representatives may also join in. https://jrnl.ie/4513195 Share4 Tweet Email By Associated Press A vote on revoking Trump’s emergency US-Mexico wall funds takes place today If the Democrats’ attempted funding block succeeds, Trump can use a veto to kill the measure. 37 Comments The Constitution spells out the responsibilities, giving the Congress of the United States, among other powers, the power of the purse. The president’s power grab usurped that constitutional responsibility and fundamentally violates the balance of power envisioned by our founders.last_img read more

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EtatsUnis des milliers doiseaux sécrasent violemment sur le bitume

first_imgEtats-Unis : des milliers d’oiseaux s’écrasent violemment sur le bitume Lundi, des milliers d’oiseaux migrateurs, désorientés par une tempête, ont confondu le bitume d’un parking de l’Utah aux Etats-Unis avec un plan d’eau. Ils sont venus s’écraser sur le sol où beaucoup d’entre eux sont morts. C’est une scène effrayante qui s’est produite lundi, sur le parking d’un supermarché de Cedar City, dans l’Utah, aux Etats-Unis. Alors qu’une tempête grondait, une nuée d’oiseaux migrateurs a fondu vers le sol, venant s’écraser sur le bitume. Ces grèbes, désorientés par la pluie et les vents ont en fait cru qu’il s’agissait d’une étendue d’eau plate et tranquille où ils auraient pu se reposer avant de reprendre la route, selon les spécialistes. À lire aussiCette perruche imite à la perfection R2-D2, le robot de Star WarsEn effet, les oiseaux comptaient rejoindre le Mexique où ils ont l’habitude de migrer pour l’hiver. Un voyage qui s’est donc interrompu précocement cette année à cause de la tempête, tandis que beaucoup de ces oiseaux n’ont pu être secourus après le très violent choc, rapporte 7 sur 7. Heureusement, une partie d’entre eux a tout de même survécu et les oiseaux ont été relâchés dans un plan d’eau situé à proximité. Le 15 décembre 2011 à 20:25 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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