Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Tags:#hack#Tools klint finley How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Love Vim? Use Gmail? Then check out Vmail, a Ruby-based Gmail client for Vim written by Daniel Choi. Vmail gives you a full command line interface for Gmail from within Vim, including reading, composing, starring, deleting, archiving and marking spam.Of course, Emacs users have been able to check e-mail from within Emacs for years. “A common criticism that text editor (vim) fans throw in the face of operating system fans (emacs) is that a text editor should simply edit text,” writes Steve Klabnik at The Changelog. “I’m slightly torn, but it’s still pretty freaking cool.” Don’t worry Vim purists: it’s just a plugin, not a change to the Vim core.Screenshot via The ChangelogVmail requires:a Gmail accounta relatively recent version of Vim (vmail is developed against Vim 7.3)Ruby with SSL support compiled in (vmail is developed using Ruby 1.9.2)RubyGems (if Ruby version is older than 1.9)the lynx text-only-mode web browser is required to view HTML mail parts in vmailThe current version of Vmail requires a Unix-like environment, but Choi says he hopes to support Windows in the future. Related Posts Why You Love Online Quizzes 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac…
Today, SublimeVideo, a cloud-based HTML5 video player service, is launching commercially with plans starting at under $10 per month. Developers will also have access to a free, unlimited plan which they can use for testing purposes. The service, developed by Switzerland-based development and design firm Jilion, allows Web publishers to easily deploy HTML5 video on their websites, without needing to understand the complexities of different browsers versions and their associated specifications.Instead, with the SublimeVideo service, a plugin-free Web player is provided that uses HTML5 to display the embedded videos Web publishers want to host online. When a user visits a site using an older browser, a “fall back to Flash” mode switches the player to use Adobe Flash technology for more universal compatibility.We first discovered SublimeVideo back in February 2010, when the company was just beginning to explore the potential of HTML5-enabled Web video. In August, Jilion launched the Video-Player-as-a-Service program, which provided the zero-maintenance deployment of HTML5 compatible Web video players to Web publishers. At the time, the service was in private beta, with invites given out on a first-come, first-serve basis.But as of today, SublimeVideo is available to all, no invite required. Pricing PlansThe company struggled with the pricing plans, it admits, saying that figuring out the right model was “more difficult than we initially expected.” Jilion surveyed some 2,000 users about their expectations and based much of its decision surrounding pricing on the feedback it received.“We decided that all plans will only be differentiated by their volume levels,” notes the company, “and not their feature sets.” That means you don’t have to buy a bigger plan to get the features you need – everyone has access to the same options.Another nice addition to the service is something called Peak Insurance. This flexible feature lets a publisher temporarily exceed their video pageview limit (as is the case when a video goes viral), without having to upgrade their plan.Early users of the service include LittleBigPlanet.com, a game website owned by Sony Computer Entertainment, design-focused site MethodandCraft.com and Campl.us, home to the popular Camera+ mobile application.All plans are available now. Interested publishers can choose theirs here. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#Video Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Former France striker Thierry Henry has been appointed as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez as the talent-packed team seeks to shake off its underachiever tag. (Latest Football stories)Belgium went into the European Championship in France as a title favourite, but were shocked by Wales 3-1 in the quarterfinals.Martinez, announcing his first squad since taking over from Marc Wilmots after Euro 2016, said on Friday that Henry, France’s all-time top scorer and winner of the 1998 World Cup and 2000 European Championship, is “very keen to join and make sure he can pass on his experience.”Henry reacted to his surprise appointment in a tweet, saying, “Thanks to Roberto Martinez & the Royal Belgian Football Association. Very excited. Can’t wait.”
Paris Saint-Germain have completed the €37 million (£33m/$42m) signing of Thilo Kehrer on a five-year contract from Schalke.The 21-year-old is now tied to the Ligue 1 champions through to the summer of 2023.He is considered to be a useful addition at Parc des Princes for the present and future, with there still plenty of potential to be unlocked in the Germany U21 international. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Kehrer is delighted to have been given the opportunity to further his development in France, with the youngster excited to be joining an ambitious project.He told PSG’s official website : “It is with much joy and ambition that I have signed for Paris Saint-Germain.“Everyone in Europe knows how strong and exciting the Paris Saint-Germain project is and I couldn’t think of a better club for me to continue my progression and reach my objectives.“I am going to meet some extraordinary team-mates and work with a coach that has done a great job in Germany in recent years.“Everyone is going to be important in helping me and I in turn hope to help the team with my qualities. I also can’t wait to play at the Parc des Princes, a legendary stadium in European football.”✍️ #WillkommenKehrer pic.twitter.com/QisVLl1uHs — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 16, 2018 PSG claim to have fended off interest from “several big clubs” to land Kehrer, with club chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi pleased to have emerged victorious in that particular transfer tussle.He said: “We are very happy to welcome a player with the quality of Thilo Kehrer into our squad.“During his career, Thilo has learnt to play different formations and in different positions, in defence and in midfield, and will offer a number of solutions to the coach, who already knows the player very well.“Several big clubs were chasing his signature, and he chose Paris Saint-Germain to continue his climb through the ranks of European football.“This transfer is in keeping with our policy of producing, and attracting, the talented stars of tomorrow, with the aim of helping them improve alongside great and experienced players.”Kehrer has taken the vacant No.4 jersey at PSG.
Chelsea winger Willian has ended speculation about his future and said that he is keen to stay at Chelsea and work with new manager Maurizio Sarri.Willian has said that he is happy at the club and has no intention of leaving them in the current transfer window.Earlier, media reports linked Willian to Barcelona and Manchester United. However, Barcelona were rebuked by Chelsea’s demands and signed Malcolm instead while United had no interest in swapping Anthony Martial with the London side.Willian was reportedly unhappy following the breakdown of his relationship with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte towards the end of last season and wanted to leave but he cleared the air after Chelsea’s 2-0 Community Shield defeat by Manchester City under new coach Maurizio Sarri.Also read – Willian to take legal action over ‘forged’ letter regarding change of agents”I’ve always made it very clear that I’ve always been very happy playing for Chelsea. I never said that I want to leave the club,” Willian told reporters.Willian returned late from his close season break and only joined his team mates at the club’s training ground four days before the Community Shield clash at Wembley Stadium.Former Napoli boss Sarri, who replaced Conte last month, had said he had no problem with Willian and hoped to keep him at the club as he sets about putting his stamp on the team.”This is a new era, with a new manager and I’ve had a good conversation with him. I hope we can enjoy a lot of victories,” Willian said.advertisementChelsea, who are looking to improve on their fifth-placed finish last season, kick off their league campaign with a trip to Huddersfield Town on Aug. 11.(With inputs from Reuters)
Each year at this time, many people have questions about the proper methods of cooking and preparing turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner.Gretta Irwin with the Iowa Turkey Federation says a common mistake is not allowing enough time to properly thaw the holiday bird:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/THAW.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………six hours. ;26Irwin says another consideration is cooking the dressing.She prefers to cook the stuffing by itself, and not inside the bird:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/THAW2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………cook it outside. :19Other turkey cooking tips can be found on the Iowa Turkey FederationFacebook page or website at www.iowaturkey.org under the tab “In the Kitchen.”
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 6 paise to 68.83 against the US dollar in opening trade Thursday, tracking positive opening in domestic equities and easing crude oil prices. Forex traders said rupee is trading in a narrow range as market participants are awaiting cues from the Economic Survey scheduled to be tabled in Parliament Thursday. The rupee opened strong at 68.86 at the interbank forex market then gained further to touch 68.83 per dollar, displaying gains of 6 paise over the previous closing. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep On Wednesday, the rupee had settled at 68.89 against the US dollar. Ahead of the Union Budget Friday, an economic survey projecting the state of health of the country’s economy and outlining the challenges will be tabled in Parliament Thursday. Moreover, easing crude oil prices, positive opening in domestic equities supported the rupee. The benchmark BSE Sensex was trading 84.86 points, or 0.21 per cent up to quote at 39,924.11 while the NSE Nifty was trading at 11,945.70, higher by 28.95 points, or 0.24 per cent. Brent crude, the global benchmark, was trading at 63.38 per barrel lower by 0.69 per cent. Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 390.18 crore on Wednesday, as per provisional data.
By Kathleen MartensAPTN InvestigatesWINNIPEG – If he had to do it over again, Dan Ish would make a few changes.Top of the list for Canada’s chief adjudicator? Forcing lawyers to apply to the court to be part of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement’s Independent Assessment Process (IAP).That way they would be approved and monitored throughout the process of obtaining compensation for their clients, former residential school students. A relationship of trust that Ish says several lawyers have violated during his six-year term.“It’s been a very difficult job for me,” Ish said in a telephone interview from Saskatoon. “I travel all the time, I don’t live in the city (Regina) where the main office is. After a while you just run out of steam and that’s what happened to me.”Those are some of the reasons Ish has resigned from the high-profile position as head of the Indian Residential School Adjudication Secretariat (IRSAS). He’ll leave the post in June to make room for a new adjudicator he says will need to be hired for at least the next four years.That’s a lot longer than he signed up for and, at 66, Ish says he’s ready to move on. He’s already served six years of what was originally supposed to be a five-year term.“Six years! My God, I’m older than dirt…There’s absolutely no question that had the original schedule stayed in place I’d have stayed till the end of it. Or even if we were a year away from completing , I’d complete it. But we’re four years away from completing it.”That’s double the time Canada thought the process would take. But Ish says IRSAS received triple the number of expected applications from former students for compensation for serious physical and sexual abuse. Already $1.8 billion has been spent.Ish says that’s been a highlight of the job-seeing abuse survivors get compensated. The secretariat trains and oversees more than 100 adjudicators who preside over the confidential compensation hearings with claimants and their lawyers.“The adjudication side runs very well. The roughest side is the job that fell to me,” he said, referring to the issue of monitoring private lawyers involved in the process. No other parties to the settlement agreement took responsibility, Ish said, noting the Assembly of First Nations was interested but lacked the resources to do it.“We went after (Winnipeg lawyer Howard) Tennenhouse, and then got involved with (Calgary lawyer David) Blott and (Vancouver lawyer Stephen) Bronstein…and numerous other cases (with lawyers) that didn’t get to that level but where we intervened on behalf of claimants to make sure they got what they were entitled to.Ish personally reported Tennenhouse to the Law Society of Manitoba, who eventually disbarred the veteran lawyer and repaid clients nearly a million dollars. A Vancouver judge barred Blott and others he worked with from further IAP work after claimants complained of wrongly being charged loans, fees, penalties and interest-something forbidden under the IAP. The investigation into Blott’s action cost taxpayers $3.5 million.And just last month, the IRSAS requested an investigation into Bronstein but settled for a “review” of his practice and alleged connection with a paroled murderer doing IAP intake work.“And it hasn’t been fun. That part’s been no fun at all. Like, it’s a totally negative part,” Ish said.Ish says there was nothing written into the agreement about monitoring or regulating lawyers, nor was it part of his job description. But he says it will be part of the job for his successor.Meanwhile, IRSAS does have authority over legal fees and Ish says lawyers regularly challenge the payment decisions.For each IAP application, Canada pays lawyers 15 per cent and they can request up to another 15 per cent from claimants. Ish says lawyers were often seeking the full 30 per cent even though the settlement agreement reserved that amount for the most complicated cases.“Again, when we started that I thought it would be a small deal but it turned out to be a huge deal. Because early on the lawyers threw everything but the kitchen sink to try to thwart the supervision or the assessment of their fees.”Ish said arguing its position in court cost IRSAS about a million dollars, adding: “The courts are quite clear. One judge said 30 per cent must be reserved for the most complex of cases.”In hindsight, Ish says there should have been a process where lawyers have to qualify to represent claimants and then go through training before signing an agreement to abide by certain regulations.It wouldn’t solve all the issues but it would streamline the process, he noted.More than 100 lawyers are involved in the IAP across Canada. Their professional association – the law society in each province or territory – is responsible for disciplining them. The Law Society of Manitoba disbarred Tennenhouse, but the Law Society of Alberta has yet to take disciplinary action against Blott.Meanwhile, Ish is not the only official involved in the settlement agreement to move on. Sources say in the past five years, there have been three executive directors of the IAP, four directors general of Resolution Services, two assistant deputy ministers, two courts counsel and now two chief adjudicators.Ish, a former university professor, will return to his labour law practice. He also sits on various boards including one that regulates the finance industry in Canada.email@example.com@katmarte
“From the evidence gathered, a group of Lendu, believed to be from nearby villages, armed with rifles and machetes, attacked Kashele early” Monday morning, the spokesman, Fred Eckhard, said at a press briefing.A unit from the UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC), alerted by local combatants, found 23 bodies in a local church and the others in a mass grave, Mr. Eckhard added. Most of the dead were children. Some 20 other persons were wounded and are being treated in local hospitals.Mr. Eckhard said MONUC had sent a contingent of Pakistani soldiers to Kashele to investigate the massacre and search for weapons.Two weeks ago, Secretary-General Kofi Annan praised “positive developments” in the DRC, including the establishment of a Government of National Unity and Transition. He had convened a meeting of the leaders of countries in the region, who pledged to work together for peace.
To save scores of millions of these lives would cost the developed world over a whole year far less than it spends each week on agricultural subsidies, WFP Executive Director James Morris said in a message marking World Food Day yesterday.At a time when the world has been shocked by the horrific images of the earthquake in Pakistan, where some 20,000 lives were wiped out in a matter of a few seconds, the donor community must not to forget that away from cameras lurked the biggest killer of all, he noted. “Few people realize that hunger and related diseases still claim more lives than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. What is worse, the number of chronically hungry is on the rise again, after decades of progress. We’re losing ground,” he added. “We believe that solving the problem of child hunger is the key to ending world hunger. If we can all work together to give today’s children the chance to reach their full potential in adulthood and prepare them better as parents, we can actually break the inter-generational cycle of hunger and poverty.”In an appeal to governments, aid organizations and the private sector to redouble their efforts, Mr. Morris estimated that by the end of yesterday 6,241,512 people will have already died of hunger and related diseases so far this year.He contrasted developed countries with their social services, unemployment benefits, child allowances and income support, to the developing world, where there are very few safety nets, citing the current drought in Niger as an example.“With any luck, next year will be a good year for Niger,” he said. “Maybe the rains will come on time, the locust swarms will be manageable and no other unexpected disaster will occur. If that happens, and it’s a bit of a long shot, we can look forward to only about 450 of Niger’s children dying every day of hunger related causes during the lean season. And that’s the good news.” In Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, each year an estimated 38,000 Haitian children between the age of 0 and 5 die, nearly one out of three because of malnutrition. This means that every single hour a Haitian child dies before reaching the age of five, simply because he or she does not have enough to eat. Mr. Morris said that of the total number of hungry children in the world, about 100 million were currently getting no assistance at all. To provide them and the estimated 15 million under-nourished expectant and nursing mothers who are also without support, would cost about $5 billion a year. Some $2 billion could be provided by the developing countries, leaving $3 billion for the developed world to provide. “A lot of money? Not when you consider that between them, the developed countries spend far more than that every week on agricultural subsidies,” he added.
“In far too many places, we have seen acts of extremism, unspeakable brutality and a deeply worrying escalation of tensions between communities and within societies. Addressing this discord in a manner that solves, rather than multiplies, the problem may be the greatest test our human family faces in the 21st century,” Mr. Ban told reporters at UN Headquarters.The Secretary-General’s appeal came after his informal briefing to the 193-Member UN General Assembly, where he launched the Organization-wide campaign for broad based action in 2015 to wrap up the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and outline a new global agenda centred on people and the planet, and underpinned by human rights. “All of us were deeply moved by the many images from yesterday’s despicable attack in Paris. Perhaps none was as horrifying as that of a French policeman ruthlessly executed on a sidewalk,” said the Secretary-General, adding: “We now know that policeman’s name. He was Ahmed Merabet. He himself was a Muslim.”The attack, continued Mr. Ban, in which 10 media workers and two police officers were killed by masked gunmen who ransacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, “is yet another reminder of what we are facing together.” “It should never be seen as a war of religion … for religion … or on religion. It is an assault on our common humanity, designed to terrify and incite. Giving in to hatred and sowing division only guarantees a spiral of violence – precisely what terrorists seek. We must not fall into that trap,” he declared.“I want to make a special appeal for tolerance and understanding,” he said, stressing: “We need to find a way to live together, in peace, in harmony, in full respect of universal human rights and fundamental freedoms.” As Nigeria readies for its election next month, the Secretary-General said the world faces another grave test. Boko Haram has continued its violence, killing Christians and Muslims, kidnapping even more women and children, and destroying churches and mosques. Mayhem has spread across the region, and is now having a direct impact on Cameroon and other countries.“I urge Boko Haram’s leaders to end the destruction of so many lives and communities, and immediately and unconditionally release the kidnapped school girls and all others. The international community cannot let human rights abuses continue with impunity,” he declared. “This is my personal appeal. As a father and grandfather and as Secretary-General, I will continue to actively explore with Member States what more can be done,” he concluded.
Alexander Mining has received notification from the Commissioner of Patents in Australia that its MetaLeach subsidiary has been granted a Standard Patent for a Method for Leaching of a Copper-containing Ore, patent number 2011200703 (this is derived from the Australian national phase entry from the corresponding PCT/AU2008/001027 application). The patent has a standard term of 20 years from the effective date of 11 July 2008 (being date of filing). The patent covers the leaching of copper from a copper-containing ore using the method steps of curing the ore using a curing agent to produce a cured ore which is leached at atmospheric pressure through the application of an ammonium carbonate solution containing free ammonia. The pregnant leach solution thus produced is passed onto a means for metals recovery.Martin Rosser, Chief Executive Officer, said: “The grant of a patent in Australia for a Method for Leaching of a Copper-containing Ore is a significant milestone in the protection of the company’s AmmLeach® intellectual property. It is particularly noteworthy given Australia’s robust patenting regime and status as having one of the world’s biggest mining industries, and with significant potential for our AmmLeach technology. The new patent is core to our portfolio of patents and patent applications designed to protect the company’s development of unique intellectual property and inventions.”
PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane near the eastern city of Lugansk, killing 49 troops on board, the defence ministry said today as the United States accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to the pro-Moscow rebels.“The terrorists cynically and treacherously fired with a large-calibre machinegun hitting an Ilyushin-76 of the Ukrainian air force which was carrying troops on rotation and was about to land at Lugansk airport,” the ministry said in a statement.The four-engine jet was also carrying “equipment”.The ministry offered its condolences to the families of the “killed soldiers”, but did not say how many died.Lugansk, which is close to the Russian border, is the main city of one of two eastern regions hit by pro-Moscow separatist violence and which has declared its independence from Kiev.An “anti-terrorist” clampdown by Ukrainian armed forces has left at least 270 people dead over the past two months.The attack came less than a week after the rebels fighting Ukraine’s Western-backed government launched attacks on Lugansk International Airport.The assaults, which took place Saturday evening and Sunday morning in the immediate wake of the inauguration of Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko, did not result in any injuries among the defenders.But one of the Ukrainian paratroopers guarding the airport told AFP at the time it was clear the rebels were trying to destroy the building which controls the power supply to the airport.The United States on yesterday accused Russia of sending tanks and rocket launchers to pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine as Kiev’s resurgent forces hoisted the national flag over a strategic rebel-held port amid fears of possible Russian gas cuts.Moscow said Ukrainian tanks had crossed the border into its territory before being intercepted, a day after Ukraine alleged that three tanks had crossed from Russia into its territory, underscoring the growing tensions between Kiev and Moscow.Poroshenko told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the tanks’ crossing into the former Soviet republic’s separatist east was “unacceptable”.Washington backed Kiev’s claims, saying separatists in eastern Ukraine had also obtained multiple rocket launchers from Russia among other heavy weapons and military equipment. Government troops attacked pro-Russian separatists in the southern port of Mariupol. Source: AP/Press Association ImagesThe United States has “information that Russia has accumulated tanks of a type no longer used by Russian forces at a deployment site in southwest Russia, and some of these tanks recently departed,” State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Friday.“We are confident that these tanks came from Russia,” she added, noting that no Ukrainian tank units have been operating in the area.Earlier, she told reporters that a convoy of three T-64 tanks, several BM-21 or Grad multiple rocket launchers and other military vehicles had “crossed from Russia into Ukraine”.Internet videos had shown the same types of tanks moving through multiple cities in eastern Ukraine, including Snizhne, Torez and Makiyivka, Harf said.The same types of rocket launcher were seen travelling through Lugansk.NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned that reports of pro-Russian groups acquiring heavy weapons from Russia, including tanks, would mark a “serious escalation” of the crisis if confirmed.Poroshenko celebrated the “heroism” of soldiers hoisting the national flag over the strategic rebel-held port of Mariupol.He proclaimed the industrial Sea of Azov city the new temporary capital of Donetsk — an eastern rustbelt region overrun by pro-Russian gunmen for the past two months.Mariupol has wavered between rebel and Kiev control for weeks and was also the scene of pitched battles on 9 May that killed more than a dozen people.Heavy rebel lossesThe bustling port of half a million people provides access to the main highway linking other regions with Russia and is the main export channel for coal and industrial products fundamental to Ukraine’s economic growth.Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that federal forces led by the part-volunteer National Guard had inflicted “heavy losses” on the rebels while seeing only four soldiers suffer light wounds.But the prosecutor’s office also confirmed that three soldiers died late Thursday when they were ambushed by the militia in the Donetsk region town of Stepanivka.His deputy told reporters that 30 pro-Russian gunmen had been captured in a coordinated push involving special forces that saw rebels driven from the city’s seat of power they had reoccupied about a month ago.The region’s main administration building in Donetsk remains under rebel control.Monday morning gas cut Poroshenko’s troubles have been compounded by the threat of Ukraine being cut off from economically-vital Russian gas shipments as early as Monday morning because of a bitter price dispute.Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told regional administrations and the heads of the state energy company to prepare for the consequences of a possible gas cut by implementing a plan for reduced energy use.Ukraine receives half its gas supplies from Russia and transports 15 percent of the fuel consumed in Europe.© – AFP 2014Read: Ukraine’s new ‘Chocolate King’ vows not to give up on Crimea >Read: Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine >
“Due to the nature of the entangled animal and the proximity to hunting season, a tranquilizer would render the animal not harvestable and inedible,” authorities explained in the post. “A plan was devised to use tasers from SCSO Deputies which has proven successful in other jurisdictions to incapacitate the animal long enough to remove the hammock but not harm the animal.”Footage of the rescue operation shows the moose struggling to get out of the hammock. Police officers then cautiously observed the animal while it was released from the hammock, making sure it didn’t hurt anyone during the process. Once the moose was let go, it ran away from the scene.Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said the rescue plan went well and that the moose didn’t receive any injuries from the hammock.Wildlife officials and Sublette County Sheriff’s Office warned people to be aware of hanging items in their yards that may injure nearby animals during the fall season.“This time of year, with the rut starting and animals rubbing velvet, we want to join the [Wyoming] Game and Fish in asking citizens to remove hanging items, hammocks, bird feeders, or anything else moose, deer, and other wildlife could get tangled in to avoid further occurrences,” Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said at the end of the post.More on Geek.com:Watch: Moose Chases Snowboarders at Colorado Ski ResortResearchers Uncover Most Powerful Electric Eel EverWatch: Humpback Whale, Sailboat Almost Collide in California Watch: Dolphin Leaps Feet Away From Unsuspecting SurferWatch: Deep-Sea Octopus ‘Billows Like a Circus Tent’ Police officers recently rescued a bull moose after its antlers were caught in a hammock outside a home in Pinedale, Wyoming.Authorities responded to reports of the troubled moose, which appeared to be tangled in a hammock fastened to a tree, on September 8, Sublette County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post. Officials had to use tasers to incapacitate and free the moose from the hanging object. Stay on target
Two people sustained serious injuries after their bike was hit by a TSRTC bus on Thursday morning at Moinabad. The accident occurred on Hyderabad -Bijapur National Highway near Moinabad. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Of the two injured, the condition of a person is learned to be critical. The Moinabad police registered a case and an investigation is underway. The victims are yet to be identified. On July 2, passengers in the bus were injured after the TSRTC bus overturned at MJ Market in the city. The accident occurred when the TSRTC bus belonging to Adilabad depot was hit by a truck.
Poster of “Vai Raja Vai”Twiiter/ Aishwarya R Dhanush”Vai Raja Vai” directed by Aishwarya R Dhanush is all set to be released on 1 May. Though the movie starring Gautham Karthik and Piya Anand in the lead will be released on the same day as Kamal Haasan’s magnum opus “Uttama Villain”, industry analysts believe that “Vai Raja Vai” will do well and emerge as a winner at the box office.”Vai Raja Vai” is touted to be a romantic thriller, which fits well as a summer release.Here we are listing five reasons, which we believe will help “Vai Raja Vai” do well at the box office: Aishwarya R Dhanush”Vai Raja Vai” is Aishwarya’s second directorial attempt after the critically acclaimed “3”. The trailer of the upcoming indicates the young director has moved a step further when it comes to a commercial entertainer. She has already said that the film is completely different from her last flick, as it does not deal with serious issues. The movie is touted to be a breezy one and therefore likely to appeal to all kinds of movie buffs. SongsThe music of Yuvan Shankar Raja has already created a good buzz, and the trailer of the film gives one a feeling that Yuvan has come up with an extremely energetic background score. The makers of the film have said that the music of the film will be unique for a Tamil cinema.The album has five tracks lyrics for which have been written by Gana Bala, Madhan Karky, Hiphop Tamizha and Dhanush.Stylish FramesOne aspect that was evident throughout the trailer of “Vai Raja Vai” was that each frame of the film is stylish. The film can be called a perfect summer release with its colour tone and magnificence.It looked liked cinematographer Velraj has added all cinematographic elements in the film, which complete the visual appeal of the flick. “Vai Raja Vai” has been shot extensively in Chennai, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.Star CastAnother impressive aspect of the film is its star cast, which includes Gautham Karthik, Priya Anand, Vivek, Taapsee Pannu, Daniel Balaji, Sathish, Vasanthan, Gaythri Raghuram, Sriranjini, Boss Venkat, MS Bhaskar, Manobala, Mayilswamy and Swaminathan.Cameo appearance of Dhanush The trailer gives a reason for Dhanush fans to celebrate, as he will make a guest appearance as Kokki Kumar, a character which he portrayed in the 2006 movie “Pudhupettai”. The director of the movie, who is also Dhanush’s wife said that Kokki Kumar is one of her favourite roles played by Dhanush till date, and assured the audience that Dhanush will come up with an equally good performance in this film also.
BRIAN BLANCO / GETTY IMAGESRemington’s 2020 line, seen here at a gun shop in Kernersville, N.C., offered a state-of-the art scope that automated range finding and aided in targeting. But the line, which had a hefty price tag and issues with the optic system, didn’t sell well.Remington Arms Co., an American gun company with roots stretching back over 200 years, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Saddled with almost $1 billion in debt and a victim of shifting market trends, Remington, like many other gun companies, face a constant uphill battle wrought with political pressures and changing sentiments on gun ownership.Here are three reasons why gun companies are now struggling to find profits.1. The surprise ‘Trump Slump’In the decade before the 2016 election, the firearms industry saw a nationwide boom in gun sales stoked mostly by political fears of new gun control legislation under a renewed Democratic regime.“First the Democrats got the majority in Congress in 2006, and then Obama got elected in 2008, then in 2012 Sandy Hook.” says Philip Cook, a professor of public policy at Duke University. “Each of these build on what was already a pretty strong trend.”Gun companies saw a jump in sales, with intermittent spikes in the aftermath of mass shootings. The Federal Bureau of Investigation went from processing nearly 9 million background checks for firearms in 2005, to a record breaking 27 million in 2016. Gun companies anticipated continued growth under yet another Democratic president, and ramped up production. Debt-saddled Remington announced the opening of a new plant in Alabama in 2014. The National Shooting Sports Foundation shows that the gun industry overall saw an 81 percent increase in jobs between 2008 and 2016.All of this came crashing down when Donald Trump, a friend of the gun industry, took office. Speculation of future gun control subsided, buying habits slowed, and gun companies found themselves sitting on stockpiles of weapons they are unable to move as quickly as before.2. Shrinking marketsPew Research Center’s latest study on U.S. gun trends shows that 66 percent of gun owners own more than one gun. Some analysts conclude that dips in sales are not just tied to political fears, but the simple fact that the traditional gun purchasing demographic has exhausted itself, and gun companies are just now feeling the pressure.“Their big money comes from people who amass mini-arsenals,” says Julius Wachtel, a retired political science professor at California State University Fullerton, and former agent for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “They just need more people going out there and buying a lot of guns … again, culture has shifted.”This has caused many gun companies to expand outside of their traditional markets to look for new potential buyers. “Everybody is fighting each other to sell firearms to the same group of people,” says Robert Farago, author of the blog The Truth About Guns. “There’s a huge market untapped that the firearms manufacturers have to go after because they’ve saturated the market of the enthusiast.”Farago adds that such a challenge will be difficult. Most major media publications won’t allow gun manufacturers to advertise on their platform, and recently, traditionally gun friendly online communities such as YouTube and Reddit have closed ranks on content meant to actuate gun sales.3. Product misfiresDuring the glut, many gun companies launched a series of products that did less-than-stellar on the market. Remington faced allegations that its M700 series of rifles fired without anyone pulling the trigger. A class action lawsuit would see the company paying out $12.5 million and agreeing to fix the guns. In 2014, the company released the R51 pistol, which became plagued with production problems and poor reviews. Ruger, another gun company that has seen declining sales in the last two years, took a $2.5 million hit when it issued a recall for its Mark IV line of handguns, citing safety concerns. Ruger also issued a recall for its Precision Rifle series for safety concerns as well.Safety related recalls aside, companies also released a number of products that just didn’t appeal to customers. In 2013, Remington took a technological leap to introduce its 2020 line, which included a state-of-the art scope that automated range finding and aided in targeting. The line didn’t do well, troubled by reported issues with the advanced optic system, and the hefty $5,500 price tag also steered customers away. All issues that hurt customer confidence in companies that historically relied on word-of-mouth recommendations and strong quality control.Copyright 2018 KUT 90.5. To see more, visit KUT 90.5. Share
State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh, right, D-Baltimore, embraces a protestor while urging the crowd to disperse ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew in the wake of Monday’s riots following the funeral for Freddie Gray, Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/David Goldman)Looting, fires and gunfire broke out overnight in Ferguson during protests in response to the death of a Black man in police custody in Baltimore.Several dozen people gathered Tuesday night on West Florissant Avenue, the site of several protests last summer and fall following the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was black and unarmed, by a white Ferguson police officer.The protests were more subdued Tuesday evening in Baltimore, where a curfew was imposed. Rioting shook the city Monday following the funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody.In Ferguson, there were reports of two people being shot late Tuesday and early Wednesday, though it wasn’t immediately clear if the shootings were linked to the protests.A gas station was looted. Trash cans and a portable toilet were set on fire. People threw rocks at police cars.There were no reports of officers being injured. 8:30 a.m.A mother who was recorded hitting her 16-year-old son after she saw him throwing objects at Baltimore police says that she just wanted him to be safe and that his actions were unacceptable.The video of Toya Graham, a Baltimore mother of six, was taken Monday as riots broke out in the city. The clip has become popular through social media. On Wednesday, she appeared on “CBS This Morning.”Graham says her son told her Sunday night that a group would be meeting at a mall Monday afternoon. She headed there when she heard that schools were closing early.At the mall, she saw police and helicopters. She stood on the same side of the street as police with shields as teens threw bricks at the officers.“I was like in awe. It was like, ‘oh my God’ … to see my son come across the street with a rock in his hand. I think at that point I just lost it,” she said.She says that if her son had wanted to stay home to go to Freddie Gray’s funeral, she would have allowed that. The 25-year-old died of a spinal injury days after being taken into police custody. The riots erupted hours after the service. 7:40 a.m.President Barack Obama says the Baltimore riots show that police departments need to build more trust in black communities.In an interview broadcast Wednesday on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” Obama says his heart goes out to the Baltimore officers who were injured by rioters. He says there’s no excuse for that kind of violence and that Baltimore police showed “appropriate restraint.”But he is calling on police departments “to hold accountable people when they do something wrong.” He says Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaching out to mayors to let them know what resources are available for retraining police and providing body cameras to hold them accountable.And Obama says problems will continue if the response is only to retrain police without dealing with underlying social issues such as poor education, drugs and limited job opportunities. He says tackling those problems will require a broader movement.___6:30 a.m.A citywide curfew in Baltimore ended at 5 a.m. and the morning rush is getting underway with traffic flowing on most streets downtown. There are still a few road and lane closures around police headquarters and around Pennsylvania and North avenues, where demonstrators have been congregating and a hotspot for rioting Monday night.Local television showed a large police presence at that intersection and the CVS pharmacy in that neighborhood that burned in Monday’s riots being boarded up on Wednesday morning.Also, schools are set to reopen Wednesday morning after they were closed in the wake of Monday’s riots. In a letter to the city school community on Tuesday, schools CEO Gregory Thornton thanked the students who avoided violence and law-breaking on Monday. But he also condemned students who participated in the riots, saying they will be held accountable.___12:40 a.m.For the people arrested in Baltimore under the state of emergency, there could be a longer wait than usual to see a District Court official.Normally, state law requires that people arrested without warrants appear before a court official within 24 hours of their arrests.But as part of the state of emergency declared Monday by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan following unrest in the city, the governor extended the period to no later than 47 hours. That’s according to a letter he sent Tuesday to Judge Barbara Baer Waxman, the administrative judge for the Baltimore District Court.“This exercise of my authority is necessary to protect the public safety and to address the more than 200 arrests that were made by Baltimore Police Department and other law enforcement officials,” Hogan wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press.___12:12 a.m.At midnight Tuesday, Baltimore police arrested one man wearing a Wu-Tang Clan T-shirt for violating the 10 p.m. curfew near the scene of Tuesday night’s demonstration.Police placed him in plastic handcuffs and arrested him without incident.The man, who declined to give his name, said while he was being arrested that he was out at that hour because he had car problems. He said no animosity toward the officers.“They’re doing their job,” he said.Officers placed him in a prisoner transport van and told him they were taking him about 2 miles to Central Booking.___11:40 p.m. TuesdayBaltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says a citywide curfew seems to be working.Batts told a news conference shortly before midnight Tuesday that only 10 people had been arrested following the 10 p.m. curfew, including seven for violating the curfew. He said two people were arrested for looting and one for disorderly conduct.Batts said he was pleased with the efforts of dozens of community organizers, clergy and neighborhood activists who urged residents to remain calm.“The curfew is, in fact, working,” Batts said. “Citizens are safe. The city is stable. We hope to maintain it that way.”Officials called for the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew following riots that started hours after Freddie Gray’s funeral Monday. He died after being injured in police custody.