Blair says more guncontrol action needed signals no new steps before election

first_imgOTTAWA — Crime Reduction Minister Bill Blair says more must be done to address gun violence, but he is also signalling no new measures will be taken before the fall election.Blair says steps could — and should — be taken to prevent the theft, illegal diversion and smuggling of handguns. Entering a cabinet meeting today, Blair is emphasizing the importance of secure storage of firearms to prevent them from being stolen and ending up in the wrong hands.He says the government is also open to working with municipalities to allow them to decide exactly where, or even if, firearms can be stored within their boundaries.But Blair says it’s important not only to do the right thing, but to take the time to do it right.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asked Blair last August to study the possibility of a ban on handguns and assault-style rifles after a shooting spree in Toronto.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Wow Unlimited Media and Bell Media Announce Strategic Partnership in Kids and

first_imgAdvertisement The Transaction will be structured as an asset purchase pursuant to which Wow will directly or indirectly acquire the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications (“CRTC“) broadcasting license relating to the Category B specialty service from Bell Media pursuant to an asset purchase agreement to be entered into by Wow and Bell Media in respect of the Transaction (the “Asset Purchase Agreement“).Pursuant to the Term Sheet, the parties have agreed that, as consideration for the acquisition of the CRTC broadcasting license relating to the Category B specialty service from Bell Media, Wow will issue an aggregate of 3,433,446 common voting shares in the capital of Wow to Bell Media at a deemed price of $2.00 per share for an aggregate acquisition price of $6,866,892 (representing approximately 12% of the Corporation’s issued share capital, after giving effect to the issuance).In addition, the Term Sheet provides that concurrently with the closing of the Transaction, Wow and Bell Media will enter into a series of ancillary agreements establishing an ongoing strategic partnership between Wow and Bell Media (the “Ancillary Agreements“).  These Ancillary Agreements relate to, among other things, the ongoing carriage of a Wow branded channel to replace the current branding of the Category B specialty service on Bell TV and related platforms, transitional services whereby Bell Media will provide various operational, transmission, studio and technology services to Wow, the supply of children’s and other programming controlled by Wow for use by Bell Media on CraveTV and Snackable TV, and have agreed to collaborate and to jointly develop and produce content for the development and production of future programming. Further, subject to the closing of the Transaction, Wow will enter into an investor rights agreement pursuant to which Bell Media shall be granted following the closing of the Transaction: (i) the right to nominate one individual to the board of directors of Wow at closing of the Transaction and at each annual meeting of Wow’s shareholders and (ii) subject to customary exceptions, a pre-emptive right to participate in any future offerings of Wow’s securities on a pro-rata basis.This Transaction constitutes an arm’s length Reviewable Transaction under TSXV Policy 5.3 – Acquisitions and Dispositions of Non-Cash Assets and is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. In addition, completion of the Transaction will be subject to the entering into of the Asset Purchase Agreement and customary terms and conditions for a transaction of this nature, including satisfactory completion of due diligence, receipt of regulatory approvals, including CRTC approval, and the execution of the Asset Purchase Agreement and the Ancillary Agreements on or before August 7, 2017.About Wow Unlimited Media Inc.Wow Unlimited Media Inc., (formerly Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.), is creating a leading next-generation kids and youth animation business by focusing on digital platforms and content. Wow’s key assets include: the world’s No. 1 digital animation network, Frederator Networks, which consists of an animation production company Frederator Studios, as well as VOD channels on digital platforms; the world’s first Hispanic animation network, Atomo Network, a joint venture with Anima Estudios; and one of Canada’s largest, multifaceted animation production studios, Rainmaker Entertainment, which consists of Mainframe Studios that produces CGI animated television series, and Rainmaker Studios that produces long-form animated features.About Bell MediaBell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 105 licensed radio stations in 54 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral Out of Home with a network of more than 30,000 advertising faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca. Facebook TORONTO and VANCOUVER, June 7, 2017 – Wow Unlimited Media Inc. (“Wow“) (TSXV: WOW.A; WOW.B) and Bell Media (“Bell Media”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a term sheet (the “Term Sheet“) pursuant to which Wow proposes to acquire a Category B specialty service from Bell Media (the “Transaction“) in exchange for equity in Wow.Michael Hirsh, Chairman and CEO of Wow, said: “This strategic partnership will drive our planned multi-platform rollout of a new paradigm in entertainment for kids and youth across North America. In addition, the support and collaborative efforts of Canada’s leading media and telecommunication company will provide strong momentum to Wow’s global expansion plans.”“We are very excited about our strategic partnership with Wow and the opportunity to work with them in realizing their strategy of becoming a best in class international producer of kids and youth content,” said Randy Lennox, President,  Bell Media. “As part of our partnership, Bell Media will leverage Wow’s programming for use across all of our platforms including linear television, CraveTV, and SnackableTV.” Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Japan India leaders build ties amid trade security worries

first_imgTOKYO – The leaders of Japan and India are reaffirming their ties amid growing worries about trade and regional stability.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived Saturday, was meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a resort area near Mount Fuji on Sunday. Modi is also visiting a nearby plant of major Japanese robot maker Fanuc.Relations with China are a major issue shared by Modi and Abe, as their co-operation may balance China’s growing regional influence and military assertiveness.“The India-Japan partnership has been fundamentally transformed and it has been strengthened as a ‘special strategic and global partnership,’” Modi told Kyodo News service. “There are no negatives but only opportunities in this relationship which are waiting to be seized.”Modi chose Japan among the first nations to visit after taking power four years ago. He has been urging countries in the Indo-Pacific region to unite against protectionism and cross-border tensions.In another sign of closer relations, India and Japan are also set to hold their first joint military exercises involving ground forces, starting next month.Abe has just returned from China, where he met President Xi Jinping and agreed the two nations were “sharing more common interests and concerns.”President Donald Trump’s policies that have targeted mostly China with tariffs, but also Japan and other nations, accusing them of unfair trade practices, are working to prod India and Japan to promote their economic ties.The Japanese Foreign Ministry said the leaders had lunch at a hotel in Yamanashi Prefecture, west of Tokyo, and exchanged a wide range of views on pursuing “a free and open” Indo-Pacific region. Abe told Modi about his recent trip to China, and both sides agreed on the need to co-operate closely on getting North Korea to drop nuclear weapons development, the ministry said in a statement.Japan’s investment in India still has room to grow. Japan is helping India build a super-fast railway system.Abe has made bolstering and opening the nation’s economy central to his policies called “Abenomics,” and has encouraged trade, foreign investment and tourism.Although Japan has long seen the U.S. as its main ally, especially in defence, Abe is courting other ties. He has also been vocal about free trade, which runs counter to Trump’s moves to raise tariffs.Earlier this year, Japan signed a landmark deal with the European Union that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on products they trade. European and Japanese leaders pledged to strengthen their partnership in defence, climate change and human exchange, to send what they called a clear message against protectionism.Abe and Modi will hold a more formal summit Monday in Tokyo.___Yuri Kageyama is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaOn Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yurikageyama/?hl=enlast_img read more

Koepka seizes command with 63 at PGA while Tiger struggles

first_imgBethpage (United States): Defending champion Brooks Koepka, chasing his fourth victory in eight major starts, opened with a record-equalling low score to grab the lead at the 101st PGA Championship while inconsistent Tiger Woods struggled at Bethpage Black. Koepka on Thursday fired a seven-under-par 63, the day’s only bogey-free round, to take a one-stroke lead over New Zealand’s Danny Lee after 18 holes while Woods, in his first start since snapping an 11-year major drought at last month’s Masters, settled for a 72 and a share of 51st. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThird-ranked Koepka closed with a 33-foot birdie putt to set a course record and match the lowest round in tournament history. “That was one of the best rounds I’ve played probably as a professional,” said Koepka, who turned pro in 2012. It was the second 63 in as many years at a PGA Championship for the 29-year-old American, who joined Australian Greg Norman and Fiji’s Vijay Singh as the only players to shoot so low twice in majors. “My putter was hot today. It hasn’t felt that good in a long time,” Koepka said. “This was a crazy day, seven-under, it’s not going to happen every day.” Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersLee closed with back-to-back birdies to shoot 64, added distance with his driver the key to his low round of 2019 and in 10 career major starts. “I’m definitely hitting it further,” he said. “That’s a huge bonus for me. I’m interested myself in what I can do out there this week.” Tommy Fleetwood, trying to become the first Englishman to win the PGA since Jim Barnes in 1919, shot 67 to stand a distant third, one stroke ahead of France’s Mike Lorenzo-Vera, South Korean Kang Sung and Americans Chez Reavie, Luke List and Pat Perez. A pack of eight on 69 included major winners Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth and top-ranked Dustin Johnson. Spieth would complete a career Grand Slam with a win while Johnson’s top ranking is vulnerable if he doesn’t claim the Wanamaker Trophy.last_img read more

JVP demands President to abolish executive powers as promised

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today demanded President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish the Executive Presidency as promised before he won the 2015 election.JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the main election pledge given by the Government was that the executive powers of the President will be abolished. He said that through the 19th Amendment the Government only amended the powers of the Executive Presidential system. Dissanayake says the JVP also hopes to meet President Maithripala Sirisena in this regard. (Colombo Gazette) “But the President was given a mandate to abolish the Executive Presidency,” Anura Kumara Dissanayake said. As a result, Anura Kumara Dissanayake says the JVP will launch a campaign to push for the Executive Presidency to be abolished.He also said that the JVP has had talks with the Tamil National Alliance, the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress and the Communist Party on a new Constitution. read more

UN plays key role in Afghan prison reform PuliCharkhi seen as model

“Pul-i-Charki is a great prison compared to the other prisons in the country,” said Brian Tkachuk, corrections adviser to the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). “Most are uninhabitable,” he added, referring to provincial jails and an estimated 300 legal detention centres around the country. But the Ministry of Justice, which has jurisdiction over prisons and detention centres, is determined to rectify the situation and improve conditions countrywide. “We have to put theory into practice,” Deputy Justice Minister Mohammad Qasim Hashimzai said during a recent visit to Pul-i-Charkhi by UN Special Representative Tom Koenigs.The process has already begun. A law on prisons and detention centres was promulgated in May 2005 and a Ministry of Justice consultative working group was set up last year to prepare a strategy for all prison reform, including construction and rehabilitation of prisons, administration and training. The UN plays a key role in the body, which meets regularly. However despite these successes, UN officials acknowledge there is a great deal still to do and a recent UNAMA report said the situation regarding prisons in Afghanistan “remains critical.”“Though the reform process has been kick-started, it will be a long time before most provincial prisons and the scores of detention centres start benefiting,” said UNAMA Public Information Officer Leo Dobbs, while adding that reform of the system and concrete improvements could gain pace if the Government and donors honour commitments under the Afghanistan Compact.The Compact, a five-year development blueprint drawn up in London earlier this year by donor countries, explicitly acknowledges the need to reform and improve the prison sector as an integral part of a functioning democracy, as well as the need to ensure separate facilities for women and juveniles.Assistance has already come from a handful of international donors, the UN, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United States Agency for International Development and Provincial Reconstruction Teams, said Mr. Dobbs.The UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), with Italian funding, has rehabilitated a detention facility in Kabul as well as a prison block, kitchen and visiting areas in Pul-i-Charkhi, which is east of the capital. It is also constructing closed women’s and juvenile prisons in the capital, while the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is building an open juvenile facility in Kabul.UNODC is overseeing a major new project at Pul-i-Charkhi – construction and staffing of a maximum security unit for high-profile drug dealers. The initiative in support of the government’s counter-narcotics strategy is funded by Belgium, Britain and Canada.Some provincial prisons are benefiting from the reform drive and the Ministry of Justice’s consultative working group is preparing a matrix prioritising construction needs in all 34 provincial prisons, including Pul-i-Charkhi. This will be presented to donors.Training programmes and administrative reforms are also under way or being developed. These include courses for 200 staff scheduled to work in the maximum security unit and US-funded training programmes for all prison staff and officers. UNODC is developing a course about the new prisons law for judges, prosecutors, prison staff and human rights workers.Despite the challenges ahead, the UN is upbeat about the future. “I’m very impressed by the spirit of improvement,” Mr. Koenigs said at the end of his Pul-i-Charkhi visit, pledging the UN’s continued assistance to reform and rehabilitation of the prisons sector. read more

Paul Tagliabue Intends To Oversee Saints Bounty Hearing

Paul Tagliabue denied a motion to recuse himself as the arbitrator for the appeals hearing of the players involved and suspended in the New Orleans Saints the bounty program as defined by current commissioner Roger Goodell, according to league sources.Tagliabue, the former NFL commissioner, informed the players’ attorneys of his decision, saying that he will move forward with establishing a date for the hearing and also formalizing the process on which the appeal will be heard. Sources said discussions of the process itself will consume “a fair amount of time” without a specific time frame yet.The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 20, a league source told ESPN.In deciding to hear the case, Tagliabue dismissed the argument of partiality players had made in their motion, citing that he is not only the former commissioner but also is a member of the law firm that represents Goodell in legal matters before a New Orleans federal court.The players have asked the court to recuse Tagliabue as the appeals arbitrator but there has been no ruling on that motion.As the two sides discuss the forthcoming appeals process, the players remain adamant that Taglaibue makes available witnesses such as former Saints assistants Gregg Williams and Mike Cerullo, who provided declarations the NFL used as evidence to discipline the players.The process could continue throughout November, which would allow Saints linebacker Jonathan Vliman and and defensive end Will Smith to continue playing until Tagliabue renders a decision or the court intervenes on their behalf.Vilma played in his first game of the season Monday night against Philadelphia and provided a defensive spark in the Saints’ 28-13 victory over the Eagles. He had been battling injuries after being reinstated last month. read more

Football Ohio State defense looks forward because it cant afford to look

Senior safety Damon Webb (7) takes down a Sooner during the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s 31-16 loss to Oklahoma (2-0) in its home opener left the Buckeyes (1-1, 1-0) wondering where to go.Neither the offense nor the defense appeared in sync at any point throughout the game, and the result was a crushing defeat in front of 109,088 fans.Coach Urban Meyer said Monday the team was still reeling from its loss, but the team still has not fully moved on from the loss.“I met with our players about this, because I experienced it ourselves as coaches and myself, you go from devastated to crushed to pissed and then you’ve got to move forward as a leader and get going,” Meyer said. “So we’re somewhere between two and three right now, the pissed and the moving forward.”So how does a team move forward after such a devastating loss? Defensive coordinator and safeties coach Greg Schiano said it’s not easy.“Look, you come out and you fight and you work because that’s what you do,” Schiano said. “But you won’t get rid of that one for a while. You’ve got to press through it and fight. It sits in your gut.”The players and coaches all seem to agree that the first step in moving past the loss is by shifting all focus from went wrong in the Oklahoma game to what has to go right in the Army game. The Buckeyes will face a team that is nearly the complete opposite of their prior opponent. Oklahoma currently ranks third in passing offense in the FBS, averaging 441 passing yards per game over its first two games of the season. Army, on the other hand, has averaged 417.5 rush yards per game, second in the FBS. The Black Knights also rank 129th out of 129 teams totalling just 17 passing yards in their two games played. Ohio State, on the other hand, ranks last in the country in passing yards allowed (403 per game) and 13th-best in rushing yards allowed (60.5 per game)“It’s such a different animal moving forward that we’ll deal more with regular football corrections a week from now on Sunday when we get done with the Army game, then we’ll get back to playing regular football,” Schiano said. “It’s not like anything else we see all year.”The team knows the differences in the opponent it plays this weekend, and so any reviews of Ohio State’s performance against Oklahoma in the tapes is going to have to wait until after the matchup against Army.Redshirt senior linebacker Chris Worley said the team has begun to look over some of the bigger plays in the Oklahoma game, but that the team has attempted its best to turn its full attention to the task ahead of it.“Dealing with a team like Army that runs this type of offense, we can’t spend the whole week watching [tape of the Oklahoma game] because then we will never get what we need to see for this week,” Worley said. “That’s some great film for us to watch. We have to go out here and watch this Army film because if we don’t, it’s going to be bad.” read more

British Army to engage in social media warfare as new cyber division

Lieutenant General Ivan Jones, the Commander of the Field Army, said the division would operate “above and below the threshold of conventional conflict” to counter malign Russian activity and threats from technologically sophisticated terror groups such as Isil. The… The new formation, titled 6 Division (6 Div), will seek to influence the behaviour of the public and adversaries by specialising in “information warfare”. It is expected to react to social media “attacks” on Britain, and proactively launch similar offensives. The British Army is to engage in social media warfare, its most senior soldier has announced as he launched a new division of the military dedicated to fighting cyber threats.

Petroleum Commission Bill laid in National Assembly

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBill for new Petroleum Commission for National AssemblyMarch 3, 2017In “Local News”Petroleum Commission Bill vests too much power on the Minister- OppositionJune 16, 2017In “Business”Parliament Office invites submissions on Petroleum Commission BillJuly 19, 2017In “latest news” Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman,  today, presented the Petroleum Commission Bill for the first time in the National Assembly.The Bill intituled (give title to a legislative act) an Act to provide for the establishment and functions of the Petroleum Commission of Guyana and for related matters. The six-part Bill has 51 sections which cover areas pertaining to the establishment and incorporation of the Petroleum Commission, functions and duties of the Commission, and financing among others.Minister Raphael Trotman presenting the Bill in the National Assembly todayThe Petroleum Commission Bill makes provision for the establishment of a Petroleum Commission to serve as a regulatory agency for Guyana’s oil and gas industry.The establishment of a new regulatory agency will see the responsibility taken from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).Minister Trotman, according to a GINA release, registered the government’s intention to have the Bill read for a second time before being sent to Special Select Committee for review. read more

EHF TV EHF CL Round 1 BEST 7

← Previous Story DKB BUNDESLIGA: Kiel smash Magdeburg – Fuchse still in “Doha mood” Next Story → SEHA: Meshkov beat Vojvodina best 7 handballEHF TVVelux EHF Champions League EHF TV announced the BEST 7 of the VELUX EHF Champions League Preliminary Round 1. Here are the guys who showed classy performances at the start of the season:Goalkeeper: Arpad Šterbik (RK Vardar)Left wing: Anders Eggert (SG Flensburg)Left back: Luka Mitrović (Elverum)Playmaker: Dean Bombač (Pick Szeged)Right back: Holger Glandorf (SG Flensburg)Right wing: Kristian Bjornsen (Kristianstad)Line-player: Tiago Rocha (Wisla Plock)

Tech whizz wins 2009 national innovation award

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram miRoamer, founded by Greek Australian George Parthimos has been awarded the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) 2009 iAward in the media and entertainment category. AIIA’s iAwards recognize Australia’s most outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) innovators. miRoamer was selected for their introduction of the world’s first Internet car radio, which gives drivers access to the world’s largest and most diverse selection of Internet radio content through their car stereo. George Parthimos and miRoamer will now go on to represent Australia in the Asian information and communications technology awards in December.Blaupunkt has teamed up with miRoamer to produce the first Internet car stereo. This partnership will enable drivers to tune into miRoamer’s tens of thousands of radio stations. Users’ favourite Internet radio stations can be easily chosen via clearly arranged information on a large screen display, enriched by state-of-the art performance in terms of car multimedia and consumer electronics connectivity. Mr Parthimos said to Neos Kosmos that German automakers such as Mercedes and BMW have already started providing Internet car radios on their luxury models as part of their basic equipment package. In Australia it is expected to be released in the wider market on March 2010 at a cost comparable to other car audio systems. The anticipated monthly cost of listening in to your favourite Internet radio stations from across the world will be $15. Mr Parthimos’ company based in Doncaster is preparing for another significant business move next month as it will enter the German stock market in Frankfurt.last_img read more

Mental Samurai and the History of HighIQ Game Shows

first_img This week saw the premiere of Mental Samurai, a new game show on FOX hosted by Rob Lowe that promises a “mental obstacle course” where contestants have to tackle a dozen difficult questions in five minutes for a chance at $100,000. The whole time, they’re encased in a transparent pod that rotates 360 degrees around the set to face multiple monitors. It’s a real brain-melter, and makes other game shows on the air look like child’s play.But game shows haven’t always been Wheel of Fortune-easy. The genre has plenty of examples of programs that tested the limits of the best and brightest. Let’s delve back into the archives to explore game shows that were for super brainiacs only.Dr. I.Q.Interestingly enough, radio quiz shows and TV ones were fairly contemporaneous in development – both debuted in the late 1930s. Dr. I.Q. was one of the first big ones on the radio, and it made the jump to television in 1953. The program was primitive by modern standards — the host would pose questions to the audience, and randomly selected members who answered correctly would be rewarded with silver dollars for their efforts, as well as a chance to spin the “Wisdom Wheel” for a hundred bucks. The show was wildly successful, but it wasn’t easy — the questions ranged widely from general interest trivia to real puzzlers.Twenty-OneWe can’t talk about game show history without touching on the scandals that rocked the industry in the late 1950s. Shows like Twenty-One and The $64,000 Question built incredible drama with contestants racking up strings of wins answering increasingly difficult questions. Only one problem, though: they were rigged. Initial airings of Twenty-One were dismal failures because the questions were too hard, leading the producers to recruit contestants and give them instructions, answers and stage directions. On $64,000, they did the opposite — the show would deliberately give more difficult questions to contestants the sponsors disliked to get them booted off the show quicker. Those scandals basically killed the difficult game show for several decades.GE College BowlWidely regarded as one of the toughest shows of its era, GE College Bowl, which debuted in 1959, pit four-member teams of college students against each other to win grants and scholarship funds for their school. Formatted like an athletic contest, the show was wildly popular on both TV and the radio, and it pushed its young players to their mental limits with increasingly difficult questions as teams struggled to hang on for five shows straight and retire as undefeated champions. In 1962, Britain launched its own version of the show, the long-running University Challenge.JeopardyThere was one exception, though. One of the longest-running game shows on television, Jeopardy (stream it on Netflix) premiered in 1964 and has remained on the air for over half a century. The show’s essential gimmick — they provide the answers, you say the questions — wasn’t particularly original, but Jeopardy built a following for its robust range of subject matter and willingness to go deep into a variety of subjects. The show also ramped up the difficulty even further for the annual Tournament of Champions. Even the process for getting on the show is rigorous, requiring a 50-question practice test followed by a second written test and a mock game session.Win Ben Stein’s MoneyNasal-voiced conservative actor Ben Stein is probably best known for his role in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but he’s also a noted pundit and evolution denier who had his own game show in the late 1990s. The gimmick of Win Ben Stein’s Money was that he was putting his paycheck up against the contestants – if they beat him in answering the show’s often very difficult problems, they’d take home the cash earmarked for his salary. The difficulty in Win Ben Stein’s Money came not just from the questions, but from the fact that normies had to compete against Stein directly.Winning LinesWhile some games on this list are here because of their questions, the short-lived Winning Lines was bone hard because of its complex and unusual rules. The game started with a collection of 49 contestants, each assigned a unique number. Questions are asked and the answer is one of those numbers — if it’s yours and you buzz in, you go on to the next round. From there, things got even weirder, as future rounds were more complex and culminated with a final segment where the winner had 15 seconds to memorize the answers to 45 questions and then forced to give both the answers and their number on the screen. It was a mess and didn’t last long, with the U.S. version on the air for just over a month.Only ConnectBritain has a reputation for quiz shows that definitely push the envelope when it comes to difficulty, and Only Connect is a sterling example. The program, which debuted in 2008, has an unusual format for its questions. Teams are given sets of clues and must come up with the connective tissue that unites them in a scant forty seconds. And that’s just the opening round — as the game goes on, things get more and more devious, until teams must organize a group of sixteen clues into a matrix of four connected sets. It’s hard to describe and even harder to do, with fans playing along at home frequently puzzled by the show’s obtuse but bulletproof logic.The GeniusThe English-speaking world doesn’t have a lock on high-I.Q. game shows, and one of the toughest and coolest we’ve seen comes from South Korea. The Genius is a unique hybrid of reality TV and quiz show, where thirteen contestants from different walks of life are brought together in a house to compete with one another in a variety of mental challenges. In addition to cognitive skills, the tests in The Genius measure emotional intelligence and intuition. It’s available subtitled and is definitely worth a watch if you’re into smart people putting it all on the line for fame and fortune.Mental Samurai airs at 9 p.m.EST on Fox.More on Geek.com:Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Contractually Obligated to Beat CancerRemembering ‘Solitary,’ the Cruelest Reality Show Ever MadeRemembering ‘Babylon 5,’ One of the Smartest Sci-Fi Series Ever, 25 Years After Its Debut Top Movie and TV Trailers You Might Have Missed This WeekWhat to Stream on Amazon Prime This Weekend Stay on targetlast_img read more

Grand Bahama Rejects PLP Turnquest Says Partisan Politics is the Reason

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #turnquestgrandbahamavictory Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 17, 2017 – Nassau – Deputy Prime Minister of Bahamas and Minister of Finance, Kevin Peter Turnquest scored a landslide victory of the Grand Bahama constituency in this month’s election. Mr. Turnquest spoke to Magnetic Media about why he thinks residents of Grand Bahama chose the FNM.“I think Grand Bahamians were just tired of being abused, neglected and tired of all the partisan politics. When the government establishes programs, it cannot be for one side or the other. At the end of the election, we’re all Bahamians and whatever benefits there are that flow to people of the island, has to be for all.”“What has been going on in Grand Bahama over the last 5 years, is a very partisan view of how government benefits and opportunities were distributed. We (The FNM) were successful in helping them to realize that they can do better.” he stated.Mr. Turnquest also spoke on the FNM’s landslide victory and what this means for their party, now in the leadership position. “It is a tremendous responsibility for us because now, having gotten this player mandate, we have to act on behalf of the people. Our focus has to be about building and empowering our people to ensure that they have opportunities in this society.”The official voting results for Grand Bahama were:Peter Turnquest FNM 3,221Preston Cooper PLP 1,503Elkanah Pinder DNA 182#magneticmedianews#turnquestgrandbahamavictory Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Thieves steal book bag from parked car in Wynwood

first_imgDid you see that? It can happen in a flash. Please do not leave valuables in your car when visiting #Wynwood. Recognize these two guys? Call @CrimeStopper305 so I can put them in jail. Someone has to recognize that ridiculous jacket! @MiamiPD @WynwoodMiami pic.twitter.com/1QdnV2iAni— Commander Dan Kerr (@KERR_MPD) March 3, 2019The footage then shows the subject grabbing what appears to be a book bag. He and his accomplice are then seen taking off in a white car.If you have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for two people who were caught on camera smashing into a locked car in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood and taking off with a book bag.Newly-released surveillance video shows one of the subjects, seen wearing a green jacket with a hood covering his face, smashing into the trunk of the black hatchback near Northwest Second Avenue and 24th Street, Wednesday.last_img read more

Washington State Files Suit Against Navy Over Increased NAS Whidbey Island Jet

first_imgWashington state has filed suit against the Navy over expansion of jet operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, charging that the service failed to fully factor how the additional jet noise would impact people and wildlife, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.In March, NAS Whidbey Island, located near Oak Harbor along the state’s Puget Sound waterway and north of Seattle, expanded its EA-18G Growler jet program by up to 36 jets, adding to the 82 already stationed there.Under the expanded Growler jet operations, the low-flying electronic warfare jets would perform around 100,000 takeoffs and landings per year for the next three decades, according to the lawsuit.“The Navy has an important job, and it’s critical that their pilots and crews have the opportunity to train,” Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in a news release announcing the lawsuit. “That does not relieve the federal government of its obligation to follow the law and avoid unnecessary harm to our health and natural resources.”The expansion of Growler flights could have serious effects on nearby residents, according to Ferguson.The state Health Department also outlined that noise levels similar to those at NAS Whidbey could harm child development and cause sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment and cardiovascular disease.The Navy’s Public Affairs Office has said it does not comment on pending litigation.Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Paul Seeber ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

POLICE LOG for November 3 Tree Falls On Car Fire Pit Stolen

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights from the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, November 3, 2018:A Lowell Street resident reported a storm drain is blocking causing water to flood his basement and yard. (8:29am)A Tracy Circle resident reported a fire pit was taken from the front lawn on the morning on November 1. (12:46pm)7 rounds of old ammunition were turned in for destruction. (12:49pm)Police received a report of a tree down on a black 2012 Nissan Rogue on West Street. Tree came down around 49 West Street. Reading Light and Verizon pole damaged. DPW notified. No injuries noted. Vehicle towed. (2:29pm)A police cruiser was involved in a minor crash at Lowell Street and West Street. (4:07pm)A man reported his windshield was damaged while parked at St. Thomas’s church sometime since 3:30pm. (5:22pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 12: 2 Drivers Issued Summonses; Drone FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 25: Police Respond Twice To Customers Behaving Badly At Market Basket; Erratic Driver Admits To TextingIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for September 2: Beer Cans Found At Town Park; Spray Paint At Palmer Park; Sinkhole WorseningIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Hulu unveils a new installment of Into the Dark

first_img 0 Amazon Prime HBO Amazon Hulu Netflix Share your voice Netpicks Cord Cutters (OTT) Warning: Mr. Simpson often ends up playing creepy characters.  Aaron Epstein/Hulu Welcome back to your guide to finding out what’s new online. Every week, we put together a podcast that lets you know what’s been added to services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now. The audio is about a minute or two long.Since you’re reading this, let’s give you some extra information not found in the podcast: You can watch some movies for free over at SonyCrackle.com. In March, the service added “Ace Ventura,” “Ali” and “Men in Black.” Those films will be available just for the month of March for free. The downside? It’s ad-supported. Want to know what else is new? Listen to this guy: The Simpson 2:09 What’s new to stream in March 2019 For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming.center_img TV and Movies Home Entertainment Post a comment Tags Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google PlayVideo (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) Now playing: Watch this: Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more

There are still Amazon Prime Day deals on storage drives

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET This is just a fast USB 3.0 thumb drive that’s incredibly inexpensive. If you’d rather have two smaller drives as opposed to one large, the 64GB version is available for $8.  The best Prime Day deals still available The best Walmart Summer Sale deals still available AirPods, iPads, Apple Watch and MacBooks still on sale Prime Day is over, but these laptop deals aren’t: Big price cuts on Chromebooks, MacBooks and more Storage drives available at Prime Day prices G-Technology 1TB G-Drive mobile SSD: $156 LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 2TB portable hard drive: $140 Bulk storage without the slow performance, this hybrid laptop drive gives you SSD-like speeds with the price and capacity of a hard drive. Amazon Prime Day $156 at Amazon $8 at Amazon WD 1TB My Passport Go SSD: $170 SanDisk SanDisk Save $45 WD Red 6TB NAS 5,400rpm 3.5-inch hard drive: $140 WD Black 1TB High-Performance NVMe PCIe Internal SSD: $235 SanDisk 256GB Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C: $33 This is a whole lotta storage for backing up all kinds files. It’s plug and play for Windows PCs, but can be reformatted for Mac users. This is just a straightforward hard drive, though, so if you need additional features, you’ll have to look elsewhere.  WD Black 4TB 7,200rpm performance hard drive: $180 Amazon Prime Seagate Amazon Samsung Running out of space on your network-attached storage? Not with a couple of these you won’t. If you want larger, though, the 10TB is on sale, too, for $213. Save $10 Now playing: Watch this: This desktop hard drive is a great choice for any tasks where speed is a priority, and it comes at a fraction of the cost of an SSD with this capacity. The 6TB version is also on sale for 30% off. Save $17 Seagate FireCuda 2TB 2.5-inch Hybrid SSHD: $90 Gone or full price Another rugged mobile drive with an IP67 rating for water-and-dust resistance, the G-drive claims transfer rates up to 560MB/s via its USB-C connection. That means it’s fast enough to edit video and photo straight from the drive without transferring first to your Mac or PC. $90 at Amazon $119 at Amazon Save $39 This is a drop-, shock-, dust- and water-resistant portable hard drive with a built-in Thunderbolt USB cable capable of transfer speeds up to 130MB/s. Includes a one-month complimentary membership to Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps Plan. See also See at Amazon null Save $180 Tags PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: $15 Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know Sarah Tew/CNET Save $60 $180 at Amazon Other internal drive deals: Samsung 860 QVO 4TB 2.5-inch SSD for $489.49 (save $60.50)WD Black SN750 1TB NVMe Gaming SSD for $229 (save $20.99) External drives Save $40 Save $2 Seagate Desktop 8TB USB 3.0 external drive: $119 SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 2TB 2.5-inch internal SSD: $193 Save $47 This pocket-size drive is drop-resistant up to 2 meters and has a built-in USB cable for fast and easy transfers. Plus, since it’s an SSD, it can do it faster than your average portable hard drive and uses less power. Prime Day 2019: The weirdest deals we’ve seen If you’ve got a laptop with an empty PCIe NVMe slot, this might be just the drive to fill it.  $193 at Amazon $140 at Amazon WD WD 6TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive: $109 Review • SanDisk Ultra SSD $109 at Amazon WD LaCie Save $90 Save $12 SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable USB-C SSD: $170 SanDisk 256GB iXpand Flash Drive for iPhone and iPad: $60 See also Save $81 Still discounted (but not Prime Day discount)Internal drives $170 at Amazon $170 at Amazon Save $10 SanDisk 64GB Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive: $8 The Ultra Fit is another really inexpensive flash drive. However, while the PNY drive above gives you something to grab onto, this SanDisk is little more than the USB connector. That makes it better for keeping it constantly connected to a laptop, game console or car stereo. $15 at Amazon This ruggedized, shock-, water- and dust-resistant (IP55-rated) portable SSD is ready to work wherever you are. It’ll work with PCs or Macs and includes a USB Type-C-to-Type-C cable and a Type-C-to-Type-A adapter so you’re all set no matter what connection is available. $60 at Amazon $33 at Amazon Like the Ultra Dual Drive except this has a Lightning connector for use with iPhones and iPads instead of USB-C. Need to quickly free up space on your device without storing to the cloud first? Here you go.  1:43 Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar SanDisk Ultra SSD Save $5 G-Technology SanDisk $140 at Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 29 Photos Boost your laptop’s performance fast with this drive that claims sequential read speeds up to 560MB/s and sequential write speeds up to 530MB/s. Amazon’s 2019 Prime Day sale has come and gone, but there are a couple lingering deals available at their top sale prices. Many of the storage drives — internal and external — are still discounted, just not as heavily. You’ll find those below with the current prices. Listed after those are the drives that have returned to full price so you can click through to either beat yourself up for missing the deal or keep it in the back of your mind for when Black Friday rolls around. Or, better yet, Amazon seems to have gone from Prime Day deals right into back-to-school discounts, including a whole bunch of storage drives like those below. If none of the Prime Day stuff here interests you, you may want to click through to these storage deals. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Pure storage It’s not a huge discount, but this drive was already incredibly inexpensive, so this just sweetens the deal. Preformatted for Windows, but can be reformatted for Mac.  This is a great choice for Android phones with USB-C ports since it supports on-the-go (OTG) transfers. Just plug it into your phone’s USB-C port and move files from your phone to the drive. You can then plug the USB-C connection into your computer or use the slider on top to switch the connection to a USB-A connector. Save $21 Share your voice Computers 0last_img read more