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In the news today Sept 27In the news today Sept 27

first_imgFive stories in the news for Thursday, Sept. 27___TRUMP LETS LOOSE ON NAFTA, FREELAND, TRUDEAUU.S. President Donald Trump let Canada know how he really feels Wednesday — sharpening his tariff threat, calling out Chrystia Freeland and claiming he denied Justin Trudeau a bilateral meeting, all because of the federal government’s hard bargaining on North American trade. Trump made the comments late Wednesday during a free-wheeling news conference at the end of his two days at the United Nations General Assembly. Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office disputed the president’s statement — insisting for the second time this week that they did not request a meeting and declining further comment.___ONTARIO TO INTRODUCE POT LEGISLATION TODAYThe Ontario government is poised to introduce legislation today governing the licensing and regulation of the province’s private cannabis retail marketplace. The Progressive Conservative government says the bill will make the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario the regulator for the recreational pot marketplace. It will have the power to grant — and potentially revoke — licences as well as enforce provincial rules on cannabis sales. The province said Wednesday that anyone looking to open a pot shop will have to apply for both a retail-operator licence and a retail store authorization for each potential location. Breaching provincial rules on cannabis sales would preclude someone from ever obtaining a licence in the future, it said.___FEDERAL COURT TO HEAR PIPELINE SPY CASEFederal lawyers want closed-door hearings in a high-profile court case about allegations of Canadian Security Intelligence Service spying on anti-pipeline activists. The civil liberties group behind a complaint about the purported CSIS wrongdoing opposes the federal secrecy request, saying it blatantly violates the principle that justice must be seen to be done. The matter is slated to be heard today in an open session of the Federal Court of Canada. The judge’s decision will determine how much the public gets to see and hear in the coming months when the court looks at the central issue: whether Canada’s spy agency overstepped the law in monitoring environmental activists.___HOMELESS CAMPERS TO BE EVICTED NEXT WEEK: MINISTERThe B.C. government says a plan is in place to provide shelter and housing for all homeless campers currently staying at Goldstream Provincial Park, and those who remain past Tuesday will face eviction. In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, Housing Minister Selina Robinson says people will transition into housing and shelters in the coming days and B-C Parks will notify the public when the campground is ready to reopen. Robinson says transportation and storage for the campers’ personal belongings are also being co-ordinated for Monday.___TORONTO FIRM LAUNCHES CLASS ACTION AGAINST TICKETMASTERA Toronto-based law firm has launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against Ticketmaster, alleging the ticket-selling giant has been taking “double-dip commissions” on the resale market for years. Sotos Class Actions accuses Ticketmaster of allowing professional resellers to buy “massive volumes” of tickets to concerts and other events, then resell them on the secondary market “at significant markups.” None of the allegations contained in the statement of claim have been proven in court and Ticketmaster has not filed a statement of defence. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.___ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien will hold a news conference to discuss his annual report, which is expected to be tabled in Parliament.— Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will give a speech to the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council and Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce.— Romeo Dallaire will testify before the House of Commons committee on national defence about Canada’s contribution to international peacekeeping.— B.C. Finance Minister Carole James and Attorney General David Eby will announce government action to address money laundering in real estate.last_img read more

Crude by rail rises in March but storage high despite Alberta curtailmentsCrude by rail rises in March but storage high despite Alberta curtailments

first_imgCALGARY, A.B. – Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada staged a minor recovery in March after falling in February to their lowest level in nine months, but oil storage levels remain stubbornly high.The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail loadings in March were 150,000 barrels per day.That’s up about 6,000 bpd from an average of 144,000 bpd in February, but still down from the 281,000 bpd it recorded in January. Genscape senior oil analyst Mike Walls says the recovery came as Imperial Oil Ltd. restarted rail shipments from its Edmonton-area terminal after largely shutting them down in February, blaming market reaction to Alberta’s oil production curtailment program.Walls says Genscape estimates the amount of oil in storage as of March 29 was 35 million barrels, about the same as in early December when the Alberta government announced its curtailment program designed to free up export pipeline space and reduce stored barrels.The March number is about two million barrels lower than peak levels just before the cutbacks officially began in January, he said, and higher than the 33.4 million barrels stored at the end of March 2017.Imperial said it stopped rail shipments because the curtailment program resulted in narrower differences between prices for crude sold in Alberta and in the U.S., and thus impaired the economic case for paying rail fees to win better prices on the U.S. Gulf Coast.last_img read more

Moroccans Denounce Hostel in Marrakech for Banning Moroccan GuestsMoroccans Denounce Hostel in Marrakech for Banning Moroccan Guests

Rabat – When a Moroccan man, allegedly residing abroad, went to book a room at the hostel in Marrakech he found out that as a Moroccan he was not allowed in.The visitor secretly recorded a video of his conversation with the hostel receptionist, not showing either of their faces. Their conversation went as follows:“You will not accept any Moroccans here?” asked the visitor. “Yes, because, we Moroccans are nasty, we do not know how to behave…Europeans, on the other hand, are remarkable” the receptionist stated.The receptionist informed him that Moroccan guests staying at the hostel in the past had caused many incidents, adding that he was only obeying his boss’s orders. When the visitor asked him if his boss was a foreigner, he said “yes.” “He is a foreigner yet he is making his own law in [Morocco] that is not his country,” the visitor argued.Francophone media outlet AJ+ received the video, recorded on November 30.The footage stirred controversy on Facebook and Twitter. The act was condemned as racist by many Moroccans. Others pointed out that “racist door policy,” can be found in many big cities around the world and recounted their experiences, giving examples of clubs and hotels in Tunisia or Cote d’Ivoire’s Abidjan who do not welcome the countries’ nationals.The hostel manager provided Morocco World News with Kaktus Hostel’s side of the story. He claimed that  the man who recorded the video was actually a journalist who took advantage of the receptionist’s inexperience to spark controversyRead Also: Marrakech Royal Mansour, Christian Louboutin Introduce MAD 8,650 SlippersThe hostel manager explained that the hostel, rather than being “racist,” is merely abiding by the law that prohibits an unmarried man and woman to live under the same roof.He justified the policy by explaining that since the hostel has mixed dorms, it cannot violate the law and host Moroccans because “ there are a lot of laws in Morocco that apply for Moroccans but not for tourists, and which we do not necessarily agree with,” he stated, giving article 490 of the penal code as an example.Article 490 of the Penal Code punishes all out-of-marriage sexual relationships with imprisonment from one to three months and a fine of MAD 2000 to 20,000.The manager said that it is the same with Moroccan university dorms, there are separate female dormitories and male dormitories.“If you don’t provide any marriage certificate then we cannot accept you. It’s not because we are racist but because we do not want to do something against the law,” he told MWN.Kaktus Hostel has a high score on Tripadvisor and welcomes tourists from all around the world.The hostel description reads: “We wanted to create an economical and socially responsible hostel. Kaktus Hostel is more than just a simple accommodation for travelers; it is a place of experimentation into sustainable development, as well as a place for artists and culture to thrive.” read more

Chadian herders to benefit from UN funding for water projectsChadian herders to benefit from UN funding for water projects

8 February 2010The United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty has granted Chad $19.5 million to finance a water project for nomadic herders in the arid sub-Saharan Sahel region. The impoverished African country has abundant pastoral resources but these are under-used because of the scarcity of water delivery systems, the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said in a news release issued on Friday.“The project will improve pastoral water infrastructure and access to water for nomadic herders,” IFAD said, noting that it would benefit several Chadian programmes, such as poverty reduction and agricultural development.IFAD is currently financing six projects in Chad for a total investment of $74 million.

Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 8119 cents USBank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 8119 cents US

The average value for the Canadian dollar on Friday was 81.19 cents US, up 0.15 of a cent from Thursday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2317, down 0.22 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6670, down 0.45 of a cent, and US$1.3534, down 0.13 of a cent.The Euro was at C$1.4729, up 0.11 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.

Crude up for first time in 2 weeks analysts dont rule outCrude up for first time in 2 weeks analysts dont rule out

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Crude up for first time in 2 weeks; analysts don’t rule out further price drops by The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2014 3:16 pm MDT The price of oil rose for the first time in two weeks Thursday despite analyst concern that the bottom has yet to be reached amid ample and increasing supplies on world markets.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for August delivery gained 64 cents to US$102.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, rose 54 cents to US$109.01 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.Oil fell to a two-month intraday low of $101.55 in the morning, but rallied as U.S. equities markets recovered from steep morning losses.Oil rose earlier this year, partly because worries about a possible threat to supplies from Iraq, the second-largest producer among the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, amid rapid gains by insurgents. Shipments from Libya were also curtail as a result of a dispute between militants and the government.However, Iraqi concerns have since faded as government forces moved to blunt the insurgent advance and an agreement between the government and militants in Libya promises to sharply increase exports there.As a result, analysts cautioned that more price declines are possible.“It is premature to suggest that a bottom has been placed,” wrote Jim Ritterbusch, president of energy consultancy Ritterbusch and Associates, in a note to clients.In other energy futures trading, wholesale gasoline rose two cents to US$2.96 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres), heating oil added two cents to US$2.89 a gallon and natural gas fell five cents to US$4.12 per 1,000 cubic feet.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS), (TSX:CVE) read more

Telecom providers must update 911 networks by end of 2020 CRTC saysTelecom providers must update 911 networks by end of 2020 CRTC says

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 1, 2017 12:44 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Canada’s telecommunications regulator says it will require companies to update their networks to be ready to provide so-called next-generation 911 services by the end of 2020.The CRTC will also decommission existing 911 networks by the middle of 2023 in an effort to encourage municipal, provincial and territorial governments to make the transition.The regulator says the new services, which will allow people to send text messages to emergency services, will be made available as emergency call centres are able to offer them, though it will be up to local governments to decide whether the centres within their jurisdictions will do so.The CRTC is also asking Public Safety Canada to help ensure a smooth transition by establishing a national co-ordination body of call centres and emergency responders.The ability to communicate with emergency call centres via text message, including photo and video, would, for example, allow people to send footage of accident damage or fleeing suspects.The decision is the result of proceedings launched by the CRTC last year to establish a regulatory framework for next-generation 911 services. Telecom providers must update 911 networks by end of 2020, CRTC says read more

Football Former West Virginia quarterback Chris Chugunov to transfer to Ohio StateFootball Former West Virginia quarterback Chris Chugunov to transfer to Ohio State

Former West Virginia quarterback Chris Chugunov will transfer to Ohio State according to a report from Allan Taylor of The Dominion Post. Taylor also reported that the Skillman, New Jersey, native will be on scholarship for the Buckeyes. Ohio State currently has 85 players on its roster for the upcoming season. However, Chugunov has not enrolled at at the university yet, according to the report. A former three-star pro-style quarterback in the 2015 recruiting class, Chugunov has completed 12 of 21 career passes for the Mountaineers in two seasons, throwing one touchdown and one interception in four games played. Chugunov announced his intention to transfer on March 2, releasing a statement on Twitter. After graduating from West Virginia in May, he would have two remaining years of eligibility as a graduate transfer. Ohio State declined to comment for this story. read more

Famous Scottish boarding schools named in child abuse inquiryFamous Scottish boarding schools named in child abuse inquiry

first_imgThe inquiry is also investigating allegations over schools run by orders of the Roman Catholic Church. These include St Ninian’s in Falkland, Fife, which was run by the Christian Brothers, St Joseph’s in Tranent, East Lothian, and St Ninian’s at Gartmore, Stirlingshire. Centres run by the Church of Scotland are also being investigated.She appealed for people with information about abuse to contact the inquiry, which is expected to last four years, with the first public hearings to begin in May. The senior judge said 170 people had contacted the inquiry by last June, and many more had done so since.Lady Smith added: “Whatever you have to contribute, we want to hear it. We are determined to find out the truth about what happened to children in care, where, how and why.”We want to find out why the abuse was not prevented, why it was not stopped and what needs to be done to protect children in care in the future.”She said the inquiry had so far identified more than 100 locations, but was aware that there were “many more than that”.She also revealed that the inquiry had started taking statements from alleged victims last spring.The remit of the inquiry is to investigate the nature and extent of the abuse of children in care settings in Scotland within “the living memory of any who provides information about it, up to December 2014”.However, she also made clear that it had “no power” to award “monetary compensation” and was not a substitute for criminal proceedings. Some of Scotland’s most prestigious private schools, including the alma maters of the Prince of Wales and Tony Blair, are to be investigated as part of a national child abuse inquiry.Gordonstoun near Elgin, attended by Prince Charles, and Fettes College in Edinburgh, where Mr Blair was a pupil, are among 100 locations where historical abuse is alleged to have taken place.The figure includes more than 60 residential care establishments, including institutions run by religious orders and local authorities.Other prominent boarding schools being looked into include Loretto in Mussleburgh, Scotland’s oldest boarding School, Edinburgh’s Merchiston Castle School, the former Keil School in Dumbarton, and Morrison’s Academy in Crieff, when it was a boarding school.Lady Smith, the new chairman of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, named the schools at the start of the inquiry at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.Care organisations including Quarriers and Barnardo’s are also to be investigated by inquiry staff. Lady Smith speaking in EdinburghCredit:PA Lady Smith, who was speaking in the role for the first time, replaced the original chairman, Susan O’Brien QC, who resigned in July complaining of government interference and now plans to sue the Scottish Government for £500,000.John Swinney, the education minister, later told MSPs he had been considering her removal from the post over claims she made inappropriate comments about survivors, which she strenuously denies.Lady Smith insisted during the preliminary hearing that the investigation would be fully independent.She said: “The inquiry team is investigating boarding schools. Specifically, they are investigating Fettes Cottage, Gordonstoun, the former Keil School in Dumbarton, Loretto School, Merchiston Castle School and Morrison’s Academy, at the time it was a boarding school.”Other boarding schools may also be investigated to obtain as full a picture as possible of the nature and extent of abuse in boarding schools.” Lady Smithcenter_img Fettes in EdinburghCredit:PA Fettes Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Radio could be killed by streaming services head of BBC radio warnsRadio could be killed by streaming services head of BBC radio warns

BBC radio is under threat from streaming giants and must reinvent itself to survive, the corporation’s most senior music executive has said.Just as BBC television faces its toughest competition from Netflix and Amazon, Spotify and other online services are a more fearsome opponent than commercial radio stations when it comes to listeners.Bob Shennan, the BBC’s director of radio and music, said: “Like so many industries, broadcasting is adapting to the impact of the internet.”Whereas in years gone by my predecessors would today be eyeballing their competition across the UK radio sector, our competition isn’t even based on this island. The new competition set is global.”Streaming services may be “the new best friend to music” but “they have set their sights on radio”, he told an audience at the Radio Festival. Bob Shennan, who has said streaming giants have "set their sights on radio" “Yet even in an age of streaming, with the tangible consumer benefits that brings, I believe BBC radio – in fact, all UK radio – plays an even more important role in the lives or our audiences and in ensuring the well-being of popular and classical music.”BBC must offer more than a daily schedule of programmes, Shennan said. Instead, it must improve its offering of services on-demand and it make it easier for audiences to find content whether on the website or via the radio app. His comments about global online competition echoed a speech made by the BBC director-general, Lord Hall, earlier this year, warning that “old business models are being ripped up before our eyes” and British television is under threat from international rivals.Lord Hall said: “We can see now, more clearly than ever, that the global media landscape is likely to be dominated by four, perhaps five, business on the West Coast of America.”The BBC has also promised to “reinvent” its iPlayer service to compete with Netflix and Amazon, “making the leap from a catch-up service to a must-visit destination in its own right”. BBC Music’ Biggest Weekend will feature 100 acts across four sites in Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea, broadcast live on all of its music stations and available on all of its television channels.It is the biggest single music event ever attempted by the BBC.Shennan also announced another initiative, BBC Introducing Live, a showcase promoting new musicians because “in a world of global impacts, only radio still genuinely commits to promoting the new”. This year the BBC will also offer an alternative to Glastonbury this summer, as the Somerset festival has a fallow year. Bob Shennan, who has said streaming giants have “set their sights on radio”Credit:Anthony Devlin/PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

GroundProbes GMS wins 2018 Good Design Award Best in ClassGroundProbes GMS wins 2018 Good Design Award Best in Class

first_imgThe winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House on May 17 at the 60th Annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. GroundProbe’s Geotech Monitoring Station (GMS) received the prestigious Good Design Award Best in Class in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The award was won by GroundProbe and their industrial design partner, Designworks. The GMS was also a Good Design Award of the Year Nominee.The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s most prestigious awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The awards celebrate the best new products and services on the market, excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, and reward emerging areas of design including business model innovation, social impact and design entrepreneurship.The 60th Good Design Awards attracted record entries of 536 innovative designs with 269 projects receiving the coveted Good Design Award. Of these, there were only 30 Best in Class Award Winners, across a range of industries and design professions.“GroundProbe pride themselves on being at the forefront of design and innovation,” said Lachlan Campbell, GroundProbe’s VP Marketing and Technology. “To win a Good Design Award is a wonderful achievement in itself, but to also be crowned the winner of the prestigious Good Design Award Best in Class in Product Design is a true testament to our design team and their drive to create the best product possible,” Campbell said.Every year, Good Design Australia invites renowned design experts from Australia and around the world to participate in the Good Design Awards evaluation process.The Good Design Awards Jury commented – “The GMS system was developed with the user at the forefront of the design process. By conducting visual inspection remotely the product offers safety not available with any product currently on the market. The design is simple but highly effective and ideal for use in the open-pit mines. This product has the potential to save lives and provide reassurance to workers. Beautifully integrated UX workflow and remote access to the mine site is very clever and effective. The industrial design is considered and highly professional. Clever use of low cost metalwork powder coated with interesting angled shapes on the tripod provides a lovely robotic aesthetic which looks great while keeping the cost low. Everything about this product is exceptional and the design team should be extremely proud of the outcome.”The winners were presented with the new sustainably designed Good Design Award trophy in Sydney. Special guest, Jan Utzon (son of Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House) presented the Good Design Award of the Year on stage and congratulated all of the 2018 Winners.Last month, GroundProbe released its first laser-based monitoring solution to give early warning of impending collapses of open pit mine walls, dams, mine dumps and vegetated slopes, that can begin months or years before a collapse occurs. That was reported on this page.The GMS replaces traditional total stations that rely on mirrored prisms to be attached to the slope. The system can scan these points, but can also reflect its signal directly off the rock without the need for prisms; reducing the need for a dangerous industry practice.last_img read more

Sony patents offline used game detection using RF tagsSony patents offline used game detection using RF tags

first_imgFor the most part, publishers, game developers, and console manufacturers are not fans of used games. As far as they are concerned they limit the sales of new games and put the resale profit in the pockets of retailers alone. So it’s not surprising to see downloadable games embraced and experiments such as EA’s Project $10 and the PSPgo attempted. But Sony looks to be taking things a step further and preparing to limit or even block used games completely in the future.A new patent has been filed by Sony that details a way of detecting and limiting the use of a used game using an RF tag. Such a system would allow a console to detect a used game and take appropriate action, be that stopping its use or possibly demanding a payment be made before it is allowed to play. Importantly, using an RF tag means this check could be done without an Internet connection being required.The system works with a so-called use permission tag that would be attached to the game media. When a new game is first inserted into a console a unique media ID along with the console’s ID and user account ID is recorded (contactless) on the user permission tag. If that same game is then used in another console, the IDs are detected and appropriate action can be taken by the console as the game is clearly not brand new.It seems unlikely Sony would block the use of a used game completely. Instead, anyone buying a used game will probably be expected to pay Sony a fee to unlock it–a lot like how Project $10 works if you want multiplayer enabled (Online Pass). Even so, this permissions system is sure to put a major dent in the used game market if and when Sony decides to introduce it. If they do, it will most likely be a feature of the PS4.FPO, via NeoGAF Image credit Maschinejungelast_img read more

ZTE launching Firefox OS phones in Europe and possibly the US thisZTE launching Firefox OS phones in Europe and possibly the US this

first_imgAccording to ZTE’s chief of U.S. operations Cheng Lixin, the company is on track to launch phones running Firefox OS in Europe in the coming months. Cheng didn’t disclose which carrier ZTE was negotiating with, though he did dangle a carrot for Americans. It’s possible that ZTE could sell its Firefox OS phones in the United States before 2013 is done, too. Whether a western push happens will depend on how the phones perform elsewhere and whether the company thinks U.S. consumers will be receptive.Details about the actual phones remain sketchy at this point, but it’s believed that one of the devices will be based on the ZTE V788d (above, left). It’s a modest foundation, which is in keeping with Firefox OS mission — it’s about putting a modern, web-first smartphone built with completely open software within anyone’s reach. The tweaked V788d is said to feature a single-core 1.5GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 3.5-inch display with a native resolution of 800×480. ZTE includes a 5MP rear-facing camera, but there’s no companion shooter on the front.The current V788d sells for around $130US off-contract, which is a reasonable price point for Mozilla and ZTE to target. It would be nice to see a front-facing came added, especially since Firefox now supports WebRTC and can handle standards-based video chat in web apps.Mozilla has been testing Firefox OS on a pair of ZTE devices, but specs for the second remain a mystery. Even if they were known, it’s highly likely that they’ll change somewhat before the phones go on sale. As excited as Firefox fans might be, they’ll have to sit tight until the Foundation and ZTE decide to divulge full details about the final hardware.last_img read more

Greece to give 500000 euros toward Palestinian relief effortGreece to give 500000 euros toward Palestinian relief effort

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Following the announcement of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, Greece announced it would contribute 500,000 euros to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) to help with its humanitarian assistance to Palestinians.The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Greek authorities are also willing to work with the European Union and UNRWA to treat injured Palestinians, especially children, in Greece.Palestinian officials say 1,886 Palestinians, including 430 children, were killed during four weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas.They also reported that 9,567 people were wounded, including 2,878 children.UNICEF estimates that nearly 400,000 children in Gaza are in need of psychological help.Source: ekathimerinilast_img

These Alternate Goku Designs Are Still The Character We Know and LoveThese Alternate Goku Designs Are Still The Character We Know and Love

first_img Watch: This ‘Dragon Ball’ Fan Quit His Job to Set a World RecordNew Adidas ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Shoes Are On the Way When it comes to Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super, fans are always waiting around the corner to show the creators, animators, and writers just how in love they are with their various creations. One animator in particular, Yuya Takahashi, took to Twitter as one of the fanbase’s favorites and shared some sketches of the most popular Dragon Ball character, Goku, to show them how Goku could potentially look when drawn in various styles.The designs, which can be seen in the sketch above, show off some very different looks for Goku, ranging from classic to the updated, more modernized design he’s sporting in Dragon Ball Super: Broly. It’s an interesting set of images that longtime fans will no doubt be agonizing over, trying to figure out which one suits the character best.Of course, you can see which one Takahashi ended up going with for Goku in the upcoming Dragon Ball Super: Broly. It’s coming to Japanese theaters this December, but then it’s coming with an all-new dub for American fans in the west in the United States this January. It follows Goku and Vegeta’s chance meeting with a Saiyan named Broly, as he’s made canon once and for all. When the Saiyans meet up with one of their own, who were all long thought to be extinct, all kinds of hell breaks loose, as you can imagine. 横顔 pic.twitter.com/r049WH9Jw1— 高橋 優也 (@TTSoolBNiuIb6jG) August 21, 2018But that movie’s still a ways off, unfortunately, so while we’re waiting to feast our eyes on the newest addition to the Dragon Ball cinematic universe, at least we have benevolent animators willing to give us some cool art to take a gander at before the movie finally gets here.Now, on to more important topics: Which one are you feeling the most? Which one speaks to you? Let us know in the comments below!Watch Team Geek play through the new Dragon Ball FighterZ. And with the new movie on the horizon, our favorite characters are getting redesigns. There are even mash-ups with the awesome One Punch Man. While we wait for Dragon Ball Super: Broly follow all of Goku’s adventures here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Meredith Breaks Into Celebrity Content With Video PartnershipMeredith Breaks Into Celebrity Content With Video Partnership

first_imgUntil now, Meredith did not produce content in what McCabe calls the “celebrity space.” Additionally, according to McCabe, Meredith’s research shows that its consumers have been searching sites like DivineCaroline.com for video content, making the new partnership fulfill two needs. “We also know that as you look at the media industry at large that the consumption trends are clear that site, sound and motion are an integral part of what people are consuming,” he says. “We wanted to add those elements to our content—Meredith has made a great commitment to content creation and distribution of video.”Under the agreement—the terms of which the company declined to disclose—CelebTV will provide timely videos on everything Hollywood, including breaking news, celebrity style, body and diet, couples, babies, movies and television news.DivineCaroline.com is a membership-based entertainment network that “combines real voices with guided editorial and the dynamism of an online community,” its website says. The site is part of the Meredith Women’s Network and receives roughly 1.7 million monthly unique visitors.“One of the fastest growing areas in the industry is ad sales in the digital market,” adds McCabe. “In addition to our core, which we don’t want to stray from, this is one of the places we see as a growth area. This supports our strategy of continually delivering content but also delivering an opportunity for advertisers to reach our consumer. It’s definitely part of our long term strategy for our sites.” Stay updated on the latest FOLIO: news, follow us on Facebook & Twitter! With reports showing that more than 100 million Americans watch online video content on an average day, it’s no surprise that Meredith is expanding its offerings in this space. The company has formed a strategic partnership with the digital entertainment network CelebTV to feature daily, original HD videos on Meredith’s Divine Caroline website beginning this week.“This represents a continued growth for us in content delivery,” says J.R. McCabe, Meredith’s vice president and chief video officer. “We look at ourselves as a media company for our consumer, so our goal is to deliver content that will matter to her and her life. This is us expanding our offerings so when she comes to consume content with us she can get more than she did before—that’s the core essence of this.”last_img read more

Levelock stabbing under investigation as a homicideLevelock stabbing under investigation as a homicide

first_imgOn Friday night, Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to a reported stabbing in Levelock. They found Ellis Lee Kaloke, age 37 of Eagle River, dead. Their investigation discovered a dispute had occurred between Kaloke and a man claiming to be the owner of the residence where the incident occurred.Listen nowSergeant Luis Nieves of the Alaska State Troopers said the incident is being investigated as a homicide.“At this point we have a individual who is claiming that he’s the homeowner and that he is claiming self-defense in that incident,” Nieves said. “At this point we are continuing to investigate this situation as a homicide and to determine the validity of the claim of self-defense.”Troopers report that alcohol was a factor in the incident. Next of kin have been notified.last_img read more

Cell phone snatcher arrested in HyderabadCell phone snatcher arrested in Hyderabad

first_imgHyderabad: The South Zone Task Force officials along with the Malakpet police arrested one cell phone snatcher and detected three cell phone snatching cases against him. The accused allegedly committed three snatching crimes within one hour under the limits of Malakpet, Chaderghat and Afzalgunj Police Stations. They recovered stolen property of three stolen mobile phones and a bike at the instance of accused. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us According to Task Force officials, accused Mohammed Mohsin (19, a fruit vendor ) studied up to 7th standard and discontinued his studies. Later, he developed bad friendship and got addicted to bad vices. He went to Qatar for employment and returned during Ramzan this year. When he fell short of money to meet his lavish expenses, he planned to commit thefts. As per his plan, on August 23, he borrowed a bike from his friend and roamed on the night and in the early morning hours on August 24. On specific input the officials arrested the accused and recovered the stolen property and handed him over to Malakpet police for further action.last_img read more