October 19, 2019
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first_imgSan Francisco: Adding video to a tweet can pull 10 times more engagements than tweets without video, the micro-blogging platform has revealed. Tweets with images attract 150 per cent more re-tweets than tweets without images and even tweets with a GIF gain 55 per cent more engagement than those without a GIF, according to Twitter for Business. Along with emojis, GIFs are one of the primary ways people communicate online. “While it’s easy to use an existing GIF to complement your tweet copy, many marketers don’t realise how simple it is to create their very own original, branded GIF,” Nick Reese wrote in a Twitter for Business blog post. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year Depending on the type of effect you’re trying to capture, you may want to use a Time Lapse video, a Live Photo, or a series of static photos. “While it’s possible to create a GIF from within the iPhone’s Photos app, GIF-making apps simplify the process and make it easier to add stickers and text,” said Twitter. Another feature that’s often overlooked is the phone’s video screen capture ability. “Stop motion is the foundation for animation. With your phone, creating a stop motion video is as simple as taking a photo, moving the object slightly, taking another photo, and repeat,” Reese suggested. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Attachable lights and flashes help capture the best visuals possible without requiring a studio lighting setup. You can also get a microphone that attaches to your iPhone to capture ambient sound, or a clip-on microphone for conducting on-camera interviews. “To make your shots smoother, a gimbal can stabilize your iPhone or provide crane-like sweeps right from your hand,” said Reese.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Public sector bank stocks, led by Corporation Bank and Punjab National Bank, tumbled up to 9.3 per cent on Tuesday after the government announced the merger of 10 state-run lenders into four. Shares of Corporation Bank tanked 9.28 per cent to Rs 17.10, Punjab National Bank plunged 8.54 per cent to Rs 59.40, Canara Bank dropped 7.54 per cent to its one-year low of Rs 203.90. Oriental Bank of Commerce cracked 7.34 per cent to Rs 68.10, Union Bank of India 6.79 per cent to its 52-week low of Rs 54.90, Allahabad Bank declined by 2.83 per cent to Rs 34.30 and United Bank 0.28 per cent to Rs 10.39 on the BSE. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal However, Andhra Bank rose 5.31 per cent to Rs 20.80 and Syndicate Bank gained 3.55 per cent to Rs 33.50. Equity markets were closed on Monday for ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’. Continuing its firefight against the deepening economic slowdown, the government on Friday unveiled a mega plan to merge 10 public sector banks into four with a view to creating fewer and stronger global-sized lenders with robust balance sheets that can be used to boost credit and spur growth. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost The mergers announced on Friday, together with two set consolidations done last year, will reduce the number of public sector banks to 12 from 27 in 2017. Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank will merge with Punjab National Bank to create the nation’s second-largest lender behind State Bank of India. Also, Syndicate Bank will merge with Canara Bank while Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank would subsume into Union Bank of India, and Allahabad Bank will be amalgamated with Indian Bank. According to Emkay Global, the merger of Canara and Syndicate could be relatively less disruptive in terms of integration… Being a strong mid-sized bank, Indian Bank was always susceptible to merger, but the merger with Allahabad Bank instead of IOB will be less painful. However, it could be challenging due to cultural and geographical diversity with Allahabad Bank and its relatively weak asset quality. PNB has been inherently weak and the merger could further aggravate and prolong the pain. Being a perennially capital-starved bank, Union Bank should benefit on the capital front due to the merger and has also been graced by the government with a healthy capital infusion, but that being said the merger will still be painful as a result of the geographic and cultural diversity of the merging entities.last_img read more

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Rabat – The French TV channel TF1 showcased the city of Dakhla, with its mesmerizing surf and water sports, in a press report that aired on Saturday.TF1 journalist Sarah Amrouni presented the report, a 17-minute video entitled “Le Nouveau Visage du Maroc,” which features the beauty and diversity of Morocco’s “southern pearl.” The program takes viewers on the ride of a lifetime, inviting them to experience, “Gallop Morocco,” a race in the Merzouga desert from February 25 to March 4. Horse racers from Morocco, Oman, Belgium, Ireland, France, Russia, Poland, Germany, Malaysia, Spain, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Holland, and the Czech Republic all participated, representing their countries in the dunes of Merzouga. Commending the charming atmosphere of Morocco, “50’ Inside” refers to the North African country as the “Ideal spring destination! A country that is constantly reinventing itself to attract more and more tourists.”Morocco accommodated over 11 million tourists in 2017, including several celebrities, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Orlando Bloom, Eva Longoria, and Cristiano Ronaldo.TF1 staff has lauded has Dakhla, remarking that, “Between its ocean and desert, it [Dakhla] has become a haven for surfing and kite-surfing enthusiasts, and more broadly, a paradise for all those who dream adventuring off the beaten path.”The aired program, part of the “50’ Inside,” is conducted in partnership with the Moroccan National Office of Tourism.Dakhla, known as one of Morocco’s most attractive venues for surfing, is becoming a major national tourist destination. Overnight stays in recognized accommodations increased by 20 percent in 2017, in comparison to the previous year.According to statistics from the regional tourism delegation, the total number of registered overnight stays in 2017 was 116,798, showing a 20 percent increase from 2016. The biggest percentage increase was among foreign tourists, who spent a total of 85,906 nights, while nationals spent 30,892 nights.There are now ten flights to Dakhla per week which depart from Casablanca. There are also two direct flights from Las Palmas (located in the Canary Islands), and one from  Paris, which departs once per week.TF1 has featured several programs dedicated to Moroccan cities. Its latest report is devoted to Morocco’s “gateway to Africa,” Tangier, exploring the port city’s key features. read more

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18 March 2008The fourth and latest round of United Nations-led talks, bringing together representatives from Morocco and the Frente Polisario, wrapped up today on the outskirts of New York City, with both sides once again pledging to continue negotiations. Also participating at the two-day talks – facilitated by Peter van Walsum, the Personal Envoy of the Secretary-General – at the Greentree Estate in Manhasset on Long Island were representatives of neighbouring States, Algeria and Mauritania.In a communiqué issued at the end of the discussions, Mr. van Walsum said that the talks focused on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 1754 and 1783, both of which call on the parties to continue negotiations without preconditions and in good faith to achieve a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution.The parties also conferred on such subjects as administration, justice and resources, he said.“Among a number of proposals I made to expand confidence-building measures, there was agreement among the parties to explore the establishment of family visits by land, which would be in addition to the existing programme by air,” the Envoy noted.The last round of discussions took place, also in Manhasset, in January, and they concluded with Morocco and the Frente Polisario agreeing on the need to move into a more intensive and substantive phase of negotiations.Morocco holds that its sovereignty over Western Sahara should be recognized, while the Frente Polisario’s position is that the Territory’s final status should be decided in a referendum that includes independence as an option.The UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) has been in the Territory since September 1991 to monitor the ceasefire between Morocco and the Frente Polisario. read more

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MacKenzie Hughes from Dundas, Ont., was attempting to maintain his lead at the RSM Classic and follow Thursdays, nine-under par 61 with another solid round in Sea Island, Georgia and 223 yards out, he was looking good at 12 under par.One hole later, Hughes had a scoring opportunity with a 12 footer for birdie. He buried it for the outright lead, moving to 13 under par.The birdie-fest continued a hole later as he attacked the 144 yard, par three fifth and his nine iron seemed to be effective. Hughes converted the short putt and dropped to 14 under par.After two rounds, Hughes entered moving day with a two shot lead after shooting a bogey free five under 67 seeking his first PGA victory, just his ninth tournament.Hughes was in a groove, knocking down 14 birdies through 36 holes without a bogey.Despite the two-stroke lead, the field was tight as 25 players were separated by just five shots. read more

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by News Staff Posted Jul 16, 2012 9:43 am MDT IMF cuts China economic growth forecast, warns ‘hard landing’ still possible AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – The International Monetary Fund has cut its growth forecast for China and warned a “hard landing” is still possible.The IMF reduced its growth outlook Monday for the world’s second-biggest economy this year by 0.2 percentage points to 8 per cent.Growth slowed to a three-year low of 7.6 per cent in the three months ending in June. On Sunday, Premier Wen Jiabao warned the country’s recovery was not yet stable.The slowdown has dampened hopes China might help to drive global growth while the United States struggles with a sluggish recovery and European output is forecast to shrink.The IMF said there still were risks of a “hard landing,” or abrupt downturn in growth, in China because investment spending might slow due to overcapacity in some industries. read more

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first_imgPlus d’un million de données de clients Sega dérobées par des hackersLe groupe japonais de jeux a annoncé ce week-end le piratage informatique des données de 1,29 million de ses clients.Les piratages informatiques se multiplient et aucune entreprise n’est désormais à l’abri des hackers. C’est cette fois l’éditeur japonais de jeux vidéo Sega qui fait face à une attaque. Le groupe a annoncé que les données personnelles de 1,29 million de ses clients avaient été dérobées. Heureusement, le site piraté, Sega Pass, une filiale basée à Londres, ne possédait pas de données bancaires, a assuré le communiqué de Sega. Seuls les noms, dates de naissance et mots de passe cryptés des clients ont été dérobés.”Nous présentons nos excuses pour les désagréments causés à nos clients par cet incident”, a souligné ce communiqué, relayé par l’AFP. Les groupes nippons doivent faire face à ce type d’attaque informatique depuis quelques temps, à l’image de Sony, victime d’un nouveau piratage le 6 juin dernier de la part du groupe de hackers LulzSec.Le 20 juin 2011 à 10:59 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will enforce a controversial gun-control measure handily passed by voters last November.The announcement came Saturday morning in a brief statement posted to Facebook that noted that while Initiative 1639 was being challenged in court, the sheriff’s office intended to heed the new law for now.“The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will adhere to the law as passed by a vote of the people unless a court rules that it is unconstitutional,” reads the statement. According to the statement, the sheriff’s office will evaluate the statutory requirements of I-1639 and “adopt policy consistent with state law and any subsequent judicial rulings.”I-1639 was passed by Washington voters with 59 percent of the vote. The measure requires safe storage for firearms and increases the age limit to purchase a gun to 21. It also broadly redefines many guns as “semi-automatic assault” rifles while strengthening the background check required to purchase a firearm.The measure was approved by voters in 14 of Washington’s 39 counties, including in Clark County, where it passed with 54 percent of the vote. Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins, a Republican, was also re-elected last November after facing no opponent.The initiative has faced uncertainty and backlash while many of its provisions have yet to be implemented. The National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that the measure is unconstitutional.last_img read more

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first_imgASA Director Chris Hill (MN) visits Congressman Tom Emmer to discuss the Biodiesel Tax Incentive this week.ASA Directors serving on the Biodiesel & Infrastructure Advocacy Team participated in more than 30 meetings with targeted congressional offices this week to push for a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit. Several of the directors also participated in meetings with key Administration officials on the importance of maintaining anti-dumping and counter-vailing duties on unfairly subsidized biodiesel imports. ASA grower-leaders participating in the fly-in included Rob Shaffer, Chair (IL); Chris Hill (MN); Gerry Hayden (KY); Dean Coleman (IA); Ken Boswell (NE); Morey Hill (IA); Matt Stutzman (MI) and Brad Kremer (WI).last_img

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first_imgo What: A food pantry and drop-in center for people with HIV/AIDS.o Where: Moved in the summer to the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 1220 N.E. 68th St.o Open: Tuesdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursdays 4-7 p.m.o Web: marthaspantry.como Call: 360-695-1480.o Church: Martha’s Pantry is a ministry of the gay-friendly Metropolitan Community Church of the Gentle Shepherd, which holds services at the same site at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Sundays. Visit mccofthegentleshepherd.orgo What: Martha’s Pantry will collect new and gently used coats for local homeless shelters.o Where: Drop off at the church, 1220 N.E. 68th St., or call 360-699-7376 to arrange pickup.o When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.Michele Kruchoski figured she was a goner.She’s been living with full-blown AIDS for more than a decade, and her compromised immune system waved the white flag years ago as a rare and usually fatal brain ailment, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, stepped in and took over.She suffered two strokes and became severely disabled. Unable to walk or talk, she assumed she had no future. She accepted hospice care.Now watch Kruchoski go, playing hostess at Clark County’s only food pantry and drop-in center dedicated to people like her: people living with HIV/AIDS. People who used to have no hope, and precious little community.“Martha’s Pantry has been my second home,” Kruchoski, 50, said. “They opened up to me when I really had nothing. Now, look at me: I am standing on my own two feet.”Not just standing, she’s hustling. Thanks to advances in treatment, decent medical insurance and the support of a loving family, Kruchoski’s prognosis is promising; despite remaining partially paralyzed, she spends hours each week greeting newcomers and filling boxes in a small suite of basement rooms at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hazel Dell.last_img read more

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first_imgIn November, after yet another week that featured a smattering of layoffs, cutbacks and magazine closings, the New York Observer ran a piece entitled “Another Bullsh*t Week in Suck Industry.” It was that kind of year.It seemed that no matter what magazine publishers did to try and innovate (Esquire’s e-ink cover, Source Media’s dramatic structural shift), there was always some more bad news (recession, economy, Wall Street collapse, cough, cough) around the corner. At times, the bad only seemed to get worse.Nonetheless, it’s always good to reflect back—however painful—on the year that was. So here they are, the highlights and lowlights of 2008, month by grueling month:JANUARY-MARCH APRILOutspoken Maxim U.K. and The Week publisher Felix Dennis tells a British journalist he once murdered a man by pushing him from a cliff. Newsweek offers a live “Popecast” of the Pope’s first stateside visit.Good magazine names its first CEO, signaling the magazine for “people who give a damn” may give a damn about growth—and profit.Debt-ridden Planet Out Inc., the gay and lesbian publisher, sells its magazines—Out and the Advocate—and book publishing businesses to a New York-based gay television network for $6 million.Penton Media announces a hiring and salary freeze, and calls for company-wide revenue reforecasting. “I realize measures like [these] are not popular and that many employees will be disappointed,” CEO John French writes in a memo. “However, you should know that I do not take these decisions lightly.”Entrepreneur goes on the block.Cuts hit Nielsen Business Media—part of its parent company’s overall restructuring that will reduce its workforce by 4,000.Newsweeklies continue to struggle mightily with relevancy in a 24/7 news culture. The 150-year-old Atlantic announces a wide-scale rebranding and redesign for the digital age.Legendary art director George Lois’ Esquire covers go on display at the Museum of Modern Art.Activists vandalize Elle’s “green issue.”Stockholders approve the $2.8 billion TV Guide-Macrovision merger.MAYLess than a month after launching the Players Club, a magazine for professional athletes, Lenny Dykstra—the former New York Mets star and car wash millionaire turned unlikely stock market guru—sues Doubledown Media, the company he partnered with to launch the magazine, for control over its yet-to-be-published second issue. Doubledown files an explosive counterclaim, alleging Dykstra owes them more than a half million dollars.The National Geographic wins three National Magazine Awards, including an Ellie for general excellence for magazines with a circulation of more than two million. The New Yorker and New York magazine, which had a combined 21 nominations, win just two. Says National Geographic editor Chris Johns: “I’m stunned, but pleasantly stunned.”Manhattan Media acquires 01238, the irreverent lifestyle magazine for Harvard alumni, and plans a major redesign and a roll-out of similar magazines for all eight Ivy League universities.Celebrity magazine editrix Bonnie Fuller resigns from American Media Inc. AMI had been paying Fuller upwards of $2 million a year.Harry McCracken—the award-winning editor of PC World who once clashed with its CEO over ethics—resigns to launch his own technology Web site.JUNEThe layoffs start to roll in fast and furious: RBI slashes 41 jobs; Meredith cuts 60; Penton lays off 42.Cygnus Business Media says it is exploring a possible sale.Time Out Beijing is banned by a government group two months before the Olympics are played there.Jack Kliger steps down as Hachette CEO.ESPN.com and ESPN: The Magazine writer Jemele Hill is suspended for making “inappropriate references” to Hitler in an online column. “Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim,” Hill wrote.Victor F. Ganzi resigns as Hearst president and CEO. The reason? Irreconcilable policy differences with the board of trustees over the future of the company.Hearst shutters Quick and Simple.With its advertising in a precipitous decline, U.S. News & World Report announces that it will shift its frequency to biweekly in 2009—effectively ending its status as a newsweekly—and its editorial focus away from “news.”JULY-SEPTEMBEROCTOBER-DECEMBERlast_img read more

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Tuesday, July 24, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.In The Community: The Tewksbury/Wilmington Elks holds bingo — open to the public — every Tuesday. Doors open at 5pm. Pizza, hot dog and pastries are sold. Free coffee.In The Community: Angels In Motion meets every Tuesday, from 9:30am to 2:30pm, at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue).  The club provides a great opportunity for seniors to meet new friends or reacquaint with old ones. A luncheon is served as noon.  Free. Handicapped accessible.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today.  Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.At The Library: Preschool Storytime: Swimming at 10am. Travel Club Musical Railroad Trip: Nashville at 3pm. Drop-In Teen Movie at 6:30pm. Creative Writing Skills at 7pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Walking Group at Yentile at 8am. Computer Class at 9am. Aerobics at 10:30am. Mah Jong at 1pm. Summer Brain Camp at 1pm. [Learn more HERE.](NOTE: Cover photo is from Airgoz Aerial Photography. What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)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… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For September 11, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For July 3, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Tuesday, September 3, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

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first_imgAfghan policemen stand guard at the site of a suicide bomb attack near a Shiite mosque in Kabul on 29 September, 2017. Photo: AFPSix people were killed when a suicide bomber posing as a shepherd blew himself up near a Shia mosque in Kabul on Friday, police said, as Muslims prepared to commemorate a key Islamic event.At least 20 people were wounded in the Islamic State-claimed attack, which happened in the north of the Afghan capital as worshippers were inside Hussainia mosque, one of the biggest Shia centers in the city, for Friday prayers.The bomber was grazing a herd of sheep and before reaching his target he detonated himself 140 metres from Hussainia mosque,” general Salim Almas, Kabul’s criminal investigative director, told AFP.Interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP that five civilians were killed and 20 others were wounded. Three suspects have been detained.Kabul’s Emergency hospital tweeted that it had received 33 casualties including six children.Six dead were among the casualties.A photo posted on Twitter taken at the scene of the attack shows a man lying on the ground, covered in blood. A severed leg belonging to someone else is beside him.Following the attack the Taliban were quick to distance themselves from the bombing.”Today’s Kabul attack has nothing to do with us. After a thorough investigation we found out that we had no operation in Kabul, and this attack is not linked to us,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told AFP.The Islamic State’s local Khorasan province affiliate later claimed responsibility for the blast in a communique, the SITE monitoring group said.In the past Taliban and Islamic State jihadists, who belong to the rival Sunni branch of Islam, have repeatedly targeted the minority Shiite community.A shopkeeper told AFP that the suicide bomber blew himself to bits after he was identified by suspicious civilian guards who had set up a checkpoint about 200 metres (yards) from the mosque.Afghanistan has trained and armed more than 400 civilians to help protect Shiite mosques during the holy month of Muharram in an unprecedented move aimed at boosting security at religious sites, underscoring the deteriorating security in the war-torn country.The attacker had apparently wanted to reach the mosque while worshippers were still inside the prayer hall.- Children wounded -Afghan security forces patrolled the dirt street where the attack happened. Nearby shops, most of which would have been closed on a Friday, were badly damaged by the blast.Salim Shaheen, who was inside the mosque at the time of the explosion, told AFP there were multiple casualties.”We were busy offering our Friday prayers when a big bang happened and we stopped prayers and rushed out,” Shaheen said.Shaheen said “several people were killed and wounded”. He and other bystanders took 15 people including six children to hospital.There had been fears insurgents would strike as Shiites prepare to commemorate Ashura, which falls this weekend and is the most important Shiite observance.It falls on the 10th day of Muharram, which is the mourning period for the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.The faithful gather to beat their chests and hit their backs with chains until they bleed in commemoration of Hussein’s death.But in recent years the sacred day has been marred by deadly violence.In 2011 a suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the middle of a crowd of worshippers at the main Shiite shrine in Kabul on Ashura, killing 80 people, including women and children.Afghan officials blamed the bombing — the first major sectarian attack on a key religious day in Afghanistan — on Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.Last October gunmen entered the Karte Sakhi shrine near Kabul University and killed 18 people gathering to mark Ashura, an attack claimed by the Islamic State.The following day at least 14 Shiites were killed in a bombing at a mosque in northern Afghanistan. A few weeks later Baqui ul Ulom mosque in Kabul was targeted when a massive suicide blast claimed by IS killed dozens of worshippers.last_img read more

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first_imgKim Jong-UnKim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a “nuclear button” on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was “open to dialogue” with Seoul.After a year dominated by fiery rhetoric and escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, Kim used his televised New Year’s Day speech to declare North Korea “a peace-loving and responsible nuclear power” and call for lower military tensions on the Korean peninsula and improved ties with the South.”When it comes to North-South relations, we should lower the military tensions on the Korean Peninsula to create a peaceful environment,” Kim said. “Both the North and the South should make efforts.”Kim said he will consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics Games to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February.”North Korea’s participation in the Winter Games will be a good opportunity to showcase the national pride and we wish the Games will be a success. Officials from the two Koreas may urgently meet to discuss the possibility,” Kim said.Lee Hee-beom, president of the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee, said the organisation welcomed participation by the North Koreans.”The (organising committee) will discuss relevant matters with the South Korean government as well as the International Olympic Committee,” he said in a statement.South Korean President Moon Jae-in has said North Korea’s participation will ensure safety of the Pyeongchang Olympics and proposed last month that Seoul and Washington postpone large military drills that the North denounces as a rehearsal for war until after the Games.Rather than encouraging U.S. measures that “threaten the security and peace of the Korean peninsula,” Seoul should instead respond to overtures from the North, Kim said.A spokesperson for Moon’s office said they were still reviewing Kim’s New Year’s Day speech.Asked by reporters to comment on Kim’s speech, U.S. President Donald Trump simply said “we’ll see, we’ll see”, as he walked into New Year’s eve celebration at Mar-a-Lago, his elite resort in Florida.The U.S. State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Kim’s New Year’s address.”REALITY, NOT A THREAT”North Korea tested intercontinental ballistic missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September in defiance of international warnings and sanctions, raising fears of a new conflict on the Korean peninsula.After testing what Pyongyang said was its most powerful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), capable of delivering a warhead to anywhere in the continental United States, at the end of November, Kim declared his nuclear force complete.He continued that theme in his New Year’s address, announcing that North Korea would focus on “mass producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles for operational deployment” in the coming year.This, Kim said, was “irreversible with any force”, making it impossible for the United States to start a war against North Korea.”The whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike and a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office and this is just a reality, not a threat,” he said, while emphasising that the weapons would only be used if North Korea is threatened.Kim’s customary New Year’s speech is closely watched for indications of the policy direction the unpredictable and reclusive leader is likely to pursue in the coming year.Beyond listing military accomplishments, Kim also outlined economic gains as part of his two-pronged policy of developing his country’s economy and military.Despite increased international sanctions imposed over the weapons programme, North Korea made progress in areas like fabrics, shoes and tractors, Kim said.While Kim is keen to declare his weapons programme a success, he is unlikely to completely end his contentious testing regime, said Scott LaFoy, a ballistic missile analyst at the website NK Pro, which monitors North Korea.”I’m still very skeptical of the ‘complete’ thing they’ve been talking about, if only because we’ve seen so much activity in regards to the submarine launched ballistic missile programme,” he said. “I think a slowdown (in testing) is very realistic, though.”Kim seems likely to tone down his weapons testing at least ahead of the Olympics, said Nam Sung-wook, a North Korea expert at Korea University in Seoul.”What North Korea is most afraid of is being forgotten in the international arena,” he said. “Without launching missiles and conducting a nuclear test, North Korea will be in the spotlight just by attending the Winter Olympics.”last_img read more

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first_img Share This! Indian celebrities protest attacks on dissent, minorities Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Columns • Opinion • Simran Jeet Singh: Articles of Faith Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Earlier this month, Manhattan pastor Kaji Douša filed a federal lawsuit accusing U.S. officials of violating her religious liberty by detaining and surveilling her over her ministry to migrants at the border.Now, more than 850 ordained clergy from around North America have formed an interfaith coalition in support of Dousa, senior pastor of Park Avenue Christian Church.“All of us feel as though this is an infringement on our right to preach and teach and lead,” said Rabbi Joshua Stanton of Manhattan’s East End Temple, who works with undocumented immigrants through the New Sanctuary Coalition movement that Dousa heads. “The idea that I could somehow be limited in who I could reach out to simply because of their country of origin or simply because of where they wanted the ceremony held is unfathomable. I couldn’t be a rabbi if that were the case.”Stanton joined hundreds of leaders who signed an open letter in support of Dousa. Other signatories include faith leaders from the United Church of Christ, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Yale Divinity School, Muslim Community Network, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and hundreds of other houses of worship and organizations.The coalition hopes to bring Dousa’s case to the limelight by advocating on her behalf to elected officials, said Corey Dukes from Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan nonprofit that is co-counsel in Dousa’s lawsuit and helped organize support for her.RELATED: Pastor surveilled after ministering to migrants sues US government Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Share This! By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan News We are not all the same, and in our difference we are divine August 30, 2019 Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Muslim activists continue to push against Quebec secularism law Share This! By: Aysha Khan ayshabkhan Share This! Aysha Khan Aysha Khan is a Boston-based journalist reporting on American Muslims and millennial faith for RNS. Her newsletter, Creeping Sharia, curates news coverage of Muslim communities in the U.S. Previously, she was the social media editor at RNS.,Add Comment Click here to post a comment Tagshomepage featured Kaji Dousa migrants religious liberty,You may also like On July 8, Dousa filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection after discovering that the agencies had listed her in a secret government database collecting information on the Central American migrant caravan traveling toward the U.S. border last fall.DHS also detained and interrogated Dousa, as well as revoking her Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection, or SENTRI, pass to expedite border crossings.Those actions, her supporters argue, have interfered with Dousa’s ministry and endanger all U.S. faith leaders.“Migrants face a desperate situation at the Southern Border,” a statement from the coalition reads. “And the work that we do as clergy is crucial to them. We believe there to be a right for us to offer our pastoral services. … In this country, the government cannot decide to whom we may preach or with whom we may pray.”Faith leaders from more than 40 states have added their names – and at one point, Dousa said, more than 50 clergy members were signing the letter every hour.“I have been really strongly supported by the clergy community and the faith community in general,” Dousa said. “People very easily connect my story with what could happen to their pastor or their rabbi or themselves, and they’re mobilizing.”Her lawsuit notes that U.S. officials had “collected detailed information about her and her pastoral work” and argues that placing her on the watchlist, part of a project dubbed Operation Secure Line, violated her First Amendment rights and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.The DHS did not offer comment on the pending litigation.Dousa said she fears that other clergy could face the same treatment from the government that she has received.“I believe that placing me as the only clergy person on Operation Secure Line was a way to test out the boundaries of what kind of surveillance they can do,” Dousa said.In late 2018, Dousa helped lead the Sanctuary Caravan, a 40-day volunteer mobile clinic of faith leaders who provided pastoral services to migrants seeking U.S. asylum in the United States.When she reentered the U.S. in early January, federal immigration officials detained her for a secondary screening and interrogated her about her years of ministry near the border and in New York City.“Rev. Dousa is one of the most respected religious leaders in New York and, I would argue, the United States,” Stanton said. “If the government is targeting her, I can’t help but think I’m in jeopardy and other religious leaders who look up to her are as well.”Dousa, who is a member of the United Church of Christ, previously led a California church 20 miles from the Southern border.Though she told Religion News Service that the possibility of continued surveillance has compromised her ability to minister to migrants with complicated immigration statuses, she has continued her advocacy work.Earlier this month, Dousa helped lead the coordinated Lights for Liberty protests, in which thousands of demonstrators gathered in hundreds of cities to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies.“To reject a migrant is to cast away God’s angels, which I am unwilling to do,” Dousa said. “For this, my country has decided to punish me. But I will not look away. I will continue to look closely — to listen, to imagine and to call us into a better way. Free me and my colleagues to do our work with migrants and we will find that better way.” Catholicism Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: The much awaited marine drive connecting Udaypur in the Bengal-Odisha border with Sankarpur may be thrown open for the public soon, as the construction work for the same is on the verge of completion.People can currently take a stroll along the sea shore between old Digha and New Digha, as marine drive exists only between these two places. The completion of construction work will now help people move between Udaypur and Sankarpur with the sea in the backdrop. There is also a plan to ply small battery operated vehicles to ferry tourists along the marine drive. It will connect many important sea beaches. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe newly built marine drive will start from Udaypur and then pass through New Digha, Old Digha and Digha Mohana before touching Sankarpur. The laying of roads has already been completed in these stretches and the marine drive is expected to be inaugurated before Puja this year. The marine drive will further be extended up to Mandarmani. Beautification drives have also been taken up. There will be restaurants along the way where the tourists can have their food. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe Mamata Banerjee government has given a facelift to the beach towns in the East Midnapore district. Beautification drive has been given paramount importance by the local administration. After being prodded by the Chief Minister, the East Midnapore district administration had taken initiatives to begin the construction of three marine bridges, which Banerjee had proposed. Following Banerjee’s instructions, a sketch was chalked out to set up a marine drive in the area. The whole idea of marine drive was conceptualised by the Chief Minister herself. After coming to power, her government had taken up various development works along the sea beach in Digha, as a result of which the tourist footfall has gone up considerably. The district administration officials believe that once the marine drive, which will come up within Puja, gets completed, it will attract a large number of tourists not only from the state but also from other districts. The Irrigation department has already spent crores for development projects along the sea coast — from Old Digha to Udaypur. The entire coast line has been concretised to prevent soil erosion. Sewer lines have been revamped and further beautification works have been taken up. Lighthouses have been set up as well.last_img read more

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first_imgBEIJING (AP) — Chinese organizers of a parade marking the end of World War II were keeping mum Tuesday over the sensitive question of which foreign countries’ militaries had been invited to take part.The Sept. 3 event will include a speech and troop inspection by president and ruling Communist Party leader Xi Jinping, who also heads China’s armed forces.War veterans and their descendants will also receive medals marking the 70th anniversary of victory in what China calls the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Surviving Nationalist veterans will be invited to the commemorations, Qu said, adding that they had “played an important role” in the war.That reflects the government’s insistence that Mao Zedong’s ragtag communist forces constituted the bulk of the resistance to the Japanese army. Most scholars disagree, saying the communists helped tie down Japanese forces through guerrilla actions, but took little part in major engagements.Qu said Chinese troops have already begun training for the parade at bases around Beijing. He said China would display home-made weaponry currently in service with the 2.3 million-member People’s Liberation Army, the world’s largest standing military.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Parade organizers at a news conference stressed the significance of inviting foreign participants, but offered no details, saying those discussions were ongoing.“The invitation to foreign militaries showed the wish of China and all other peoples to safeguard world peace,” Qu Rui, deputy director of parade steering group office, told reporters.Observers say some foreign participants may face a difficult choice between offending Beijing by not taking part or taking part and appearing to endorse China’s growing military that can be seen as putting teeth behind its forceful assertions to territorial claims in the East China and South China Seas.Sensitivities also surround the venue for the parade — Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing where the Chinese army carried out a bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in 1989.China is promoting its participation in the war like never before, part of Xi’s drive to stir patriotism and place China at the top table of international diplomacy.Chinese Nationalist forces under then-President Chiang Kai-shek battled Japanese invaders virtually alone from 1937 until the U.S. entry into the war in 1941. Chiang’s forces were later defeated by the communists in the civil war that resumed after the allies’ victory in 1945, prompting them to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949. 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTaking place during the first week of December once again in Cannes, ILTM 2018 was the biggest ILTM (International Luxury Travel Market) event ever with 1,880 exhibitors from 101 countries, an 8.5% increase year-on-year.The event carried the theme of “Health and Wellness” with ILTM Director Alison Gilmore commenting:“In the future, all travel is wellness travel and every trip will be expected to enhance the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the traveller. Transformation is the very promise of travel, and today’s travel brands are the solution to one of the biggest problems of our age. At ILTM 2018, we joined together to celebrate a future travel economy based on a lifelong, personal and emotional quest for longevity, where travel is the shortcut to the end goal of wellness.”1,816 buyers from 80 countries were also hosted at ILTM 2018, a 12% increase from 2017 with 752 (41%) new faces at the ILTM Cannes. Notably, there was an increase of 12% of appointment making buyers, each of whom met with the exhibitors in pre-arranged, mutually-matched appointments throughout the three-day event.In addition, over 200 accredited luxury and luxury travel editors and influencers also attended ensuring over 5,000 attendees at the show – 650 of whom were first time attendees.Responding to exhibitor feedback from last year, the number of buyers from specific source markets increased by 20% from the UK, 12% from Switzerland, 10% from North America, 19% from Latin America and 30% from Italy.“ILTM once again proved to be not only the essential business meeting place for movers and shakers in luxury travel but a true platform to highlight the trends facing the luxury travel market in 2019 and beyond. Our journey continues throughout 2019 with seven dedicated ILTM events in Africa, Arabia, Latin America, Asia Pacific, North America and China, culminating in next year’s flagship ILTM event in Cannes, taking place from 2 – 5 December,” Gilmore concluded.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_img1.1. Ibiza, Spain from £49Clubbers rejoice! The season of merriment has officially started on the White Isle (‘Ibeefa’ to the Brits). The aptly-named Es Paradis in San Antonio held its opening party on Friday 18th, while David Guetta gets proceedings underway at Pacha on Thursday 24th and the legendary Space shuffles its feet into dancefloor action on Sunday 27th.2. Poland from £23Hotel prices may be rocketing, but if you haven’t booked your travel arrangements for Euro 2012, you can still pick up a cheap flight to Poland. Fly from the UK to a choice of 11 Polish cities, including Poznan, where the Republic of Ireland play Croatia on 10 June and Italy on 18 June. Or take in Spain v Italy in Gdansk on 10 June. 3. Budapest, Hungary from £39It’s not just the Eurozone where your holiday money will go further this summer. Sterling is even stronger against some other European currencies. Buy your holiday cash now and you’ll get 20% more Hungarian forints for your pound than this time last year, making it a great time to book a weekend away in Budapest.4. Belgrade, Serbia from £25Yes, it’s true, you can fly to Belgrade for only £25. You’ll have to wait until October to get that rock-bottom price, but there are also lots of flights this summer for little over £50 to the party capital of the Balkans – perfect if you’re heading to the Exit festival, starring Guns n’ Roses and Duran Duran, at nearby Novi Sad.5. Poitiers, France from £40If you’ve done Disneyland and Alton Towers is too tame, satisfy the cravings of thrill-seeking kids with a trip to Futuroscope in Poitiers. 2012 is its jubilee year, which it is celebrating with an Imax Festival. As well as the theme park – one of Europe’s best – there’s some cracking chateaux in the region. The kids will be well up for visiting them. Related8 cheap half term holiday flights for less than £50School’s out, so head off to one of these fun European cities for less than fifty quid!Skint trips: 7 flights for under £70Skint? You shall go on a super sunny European city break with this week’s selection of cheap flights for a spring or summer escape.7 flights for under £507 great value flights from Skyscanner from just £24 6. Zadar, Croatia from £54Croatia has become a favourite destination for summer holidaymakers thanks to its hot and sunny climate, beautiful beaches, unspoilt coastline and get-away-from-it-all islands. But the up-and-coming Dalmatian city of Zadar is well worth a weekend in itself, with its mix of ancient Roman ruins and hip nightlife. 7. Rimini, Italy from £48Oh we all like to be beside the seaside. But not in Brighton, Bournemouth or Bognor when it’s bloomin’ cold and rainy. Do it in traditional Italian style in the resort of Rimini, which means gelati on the beach, a pre-dinner promenade in your finest, a long dinner with a bottle or two of quality vino, and dancing at the disco until dawn. 8. Everywhere!, from £26If you can’t afford to get away in the peak summer months, the price of flights to many European destinations, and accommodation when you get there, falls significantly in the ‘shoulder season’. Don’t know where to go yet? You can search for ‘Everywhere’, departing in September, only on Skyscanner. Get inspired. Go!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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anti-Establishment candidates surging and Establishment candidates doing their best to appear to be against it Grahams approach stood out for his defense of government "Theres an element to my party that would run Ronald Reagan out of the party" Graham told reporters after the debate closed As rivals won cheers for criticizing Democrats Graham pledged cooperation “That’s the first thing I’m going to do as president we’re going to drink more" Graham said from the stage arguing that lawmakers dont socialize enough He said a Graham Administration would work with Democrats to reinforce long-term programs such as Social Security and Medicare That practical approach extended elsewhere Graham steadfastly opposed using the so-called "nuclear option" to defund the controversial womens health group saying it would only lead to a veto from President Obama and set the GOP up as the potential sponsors of another government shutdown “If we cant defund Planned Parenthood now it is time to be done with the Republican Party" Jindal said That type of rhetoric won criticism from Graham "To say things that were said tonight were not honest or fair to the American people or the Republican Party" he told reporters after the debate Read More: Lindsey Graham Won Google During the Republican Undercard Debate Graham took shots at President Obamas foreign policy asking "how do you sleep at night" over the situation in Syria and criticized frontrunner Donald Trumps lack of specifics about how he would lead the nation especially during a foreign policy speech Tuesday night in Los Angeles “What I heard last night is the Cartoon Network: ‘Ooh I’m big I’m strong we’re going to hit them in the head" he said It was a night-and-day reversal for Graham from last month in Cleveland when he attempted to appear more presidential by hiding his trademark humor but ended up sounding bloodless At the Reagan Library Graham was himself mixing self-deprecating jokes with jabs at his rivals "He got some 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state-linked English language newspaper Global Times accused Anastasia Lin of criticizing the Chinese government to "gain sympathy from the Western public that already holds prejudices against China" The 25-year-old beauty queen testified in July at a US congressional hearing on religious persecution in China and is a vocal critic of Beijing’s human-rights abuses She is reportedly a practitioner of Falun Gong a Buddhist- and Taoist-inspired Chinese spiritual discipline detested by the communist authorities "Lin has to pay a cost for being tangled with hostile forces" the article said "She may not know that all performers should avoid being involved in radical political issues" It added: "Lin needs to learn to be responsible for her words and deeds" Speaking last week at a news conference at Hong Kong Airport after learning that she was barred from entering China Lin said according to CNN: "Ask the Chinese government why is it afraid to let in a beauty queen Ask them why what kind of precedent this would set for future international events that it wants to host Ask them whether they would also bar Olympic athletes from participating in the Winter Olympic Games just because they have different views that the Communist Party don’t agree with" People reported that Chinese officials were harassing Lin’s father who lives in China and that he had threatened to cut ties with her if she did not stop criticizing the communist regime Write to Mark Rivett-Carnac at markrivett-carnac@timeasiacomEven before its box office debut earlier this month critics and industry observers were quick to sound the death knell for Jupiter Ascending the latest high-budget science fiction offering from siblings Andy and Lana Wachowski Speculation became reality when the film opened to a paltry $18 million with Variety calling it the “biggest flop of the year” Critics were quick to dub the film “Jupiter Descending” This isn’t the first time Warner Brothers has invested in a high-octane Wachowski flop 2008’s Speed Racer lost around $26 million at the box office while their most recent undertaking the ambitious Cloud Atlas (2012) received only shaky promotion from the studio before debuting to lukewarm success ultimately netting a $284 million profit on a $102 million budget For those keeping score the Wachowskis are still big winners Their smash hit The Matrix launched a film trilogy TV show and video game franchise that grossed the studio over $15 billion and they wrote the screenplay for the commercially and critically successful V for Vendetta in 2006 But in a period where superhero adaptations sequels and remakes of sci-fi classics rule the industry this latest failure has some critics questioning if the pair’s signature style is still marketable Jupiter Ascending was their first original sci-fi since The Matrix and its poor performance begs two questions: First what went wrong; second what’s next The road to Jupiter’s premiere was notoriously rocky involving a delayed release date and a brutal reception at Sundance By the time it debuted on the big screen it was marred by its negative buzz And the story of the space odyssey was for better or worse a variation on the same theme the Wachowskis explored in The Matrix In the famous 1999 sci-fi a man is ripped from the mundane world he knows when he learns it’s all an elaborate dream created by intelligent machines who keep humans in hibernationtheir minds trapped in the titular Matrixwhile the machines feed on their energy for power Jupiter tackles the same motif in a new way to different narrative ends Mila Kunis’ Jupiter Jones is drawn out of her own prosaic life to learn that the Earth is only a small piece of a much greater universe ruled by more advanced humans who will eventually harvest the people of Earth to generate a substance that can keep them alive forever The film had the no-holds-barred action that characterizes the Wachowski brand and the effects were every bit as glossy and cutting edge as audiences and critics have come to expect But this time despite all the similarities to the wildly successful Matrix as well as a star-studded cast it was panned by both critics and moviegoers The Matrix currently has an 87% fresh rating on the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes; Jupiter Ascending has 22% In interviews the Wachowskis have chalked the negative reception up to viewers’ desire for “safety” as exemplified by the proliferation of sequels and remakes This spring that theory will be put to the test when the brother and sister duo will debut their first foray into a medium that’s now characterized by innovation: television More specifically Netflix The complexity and ambition of their upcoming series Sense8 appears to live up to the Wachowski reputation According to statements from Netflix the show is about eight strangers across the globe who become psychically and empathically linked and then must unite against a mysterious force (named Mr Whispers) seeking to destroy them The siblings shot on location for every different storyline logging 100000 airline miles last year according to Andy as they filmed in San Francisco Chicago Mexico City Reykjavík London Berlin Nairobi Seoul and Mumbai They put together a cast loaded with international stars who may still be largely unknown to Western audiences including Mexican telenovela star Alfonso Herrera and Bollywood titan Anupam Kher who American viewers will recognize as Bradley Cooper’s psychiatrist Dr Patel in Silver Linings Playbook According to the duo and Sense8‘s co-creator J Michael Straczynski Netflix is in full support of the team’s vision Straczynski told Comic Book Resources in 2013 that Netflix signed on to the show only hours after the creators made their first pitch The enthusiastic support of the Internet streaming giant is a major boon for the Wachowskis and it draws a clean line between the current priorities of film and TV Observers have criticized Warner Brothers for years for giving the siblings too much leeway to explore imaginative convoluted plots But modern television with its unlimited possibilities for original content is thriving on innovation and risk Netflix’s green light may be just the turn-around the Wachowskis need to revitalize their brand As for what that revitalized brand is all about consider this: In the run-up to the spring premiere the Wachowskis have teased more boundary-pushing material promising a live birth and a psychic orgy Hopefully subscribers turn out to be as adventurous as Netflix seems to think Contact us at editors@timecom wisecracking his way to the next political fight "I just felt like no one from Amazon cared about the issueLater The Facebook post continued: "My wife remonstrated with the men as against a deflation of 0 a $30" she told jurors The menace of quackery portends greater danger to our healthcare system and is deadlier than the effects of all kinds of viral and haemorrhagic fever combined ext the centrist environmentalist 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