FCPX Tip: Cut Editing Time by Showing Only Unused Media

first_imgThis rarely used feature in FCPX will help significantly reduce your editing time on projects with heavy amounts of b-roll.Final Cut Pro X is an extremely fast editing system, especially for those willing to adapt to its unique structure and format. But there are many features within FCPX that even the most proficient users aren’t utilizing as often as they should be. One function in particular is FCPX’s ability to show only unused clips when browsing your media.On the events panel, you can filter the media that you’ve imported based on a variety of options, such as All Clips, Hide Rejected, Favorites, and so on. On that menu you’ll also find the Unused option, which of course only shows you media that hasn’t already been used in your project.This FCPX feature is very powerful, especially considering the fact that it allows you to not only filter full clips that haven’t been used, but even portions of clips. So for instance, if you have a ten minute clip and have only used the first two minutes of it in your edit, the remaining eight minutes of the clip will still show up when filtering the Unused media.Projects that deal with a lot of b-roll (documentaries, reality shows, etc.) can benefit greatly from this function, as it can save hours of time over the course of an edit. It’s not uncommon to spend more time digging through clips looking for the right shot, than actually editing the creative aspects of your project. This small yet powerful function in FCPX not only speeds up your process, but it also virtually eliminates the possibility of using a clip twice in your edit accidentally.The video below from Larry Jordan touches on this function in some detail, and also showcases some other similarly powerful functions:Got any cool FCPX tips you can share with the community? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Tiwary anxious to perform at Champions League T20

first_imgYoung Mumbai Indians batsman Saurabh Tiwary today said he would looking for consistent performances in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in South Africa from September 10 to 16.”It (CLT20) is an important tournament for me and I am confident to put up my best there in South Africa,” Tiwary, who joined Tata Steel today, said.”I have been working hard and had practiced with my Team India members to ensure consistency in my performance,” said the left-handed batsman on the sidelines of the ongoing Jharkhand Ranji trial camp, here.Tiwary, who was a member of the India’s ODI squad in the recently-concluded tri-series in Sri Lanka, said for a batsmen to survive in the shorter version of the game, one has to become a hard-hitter.Asked about failing to make the playing XI in last two tours abroad, Tiwary said it was the prerogative of the skipper.”Besides, the Indian team had experienced players and the captain will obviously settle for winnable combinations,” he quipped.”Right now, I am focussing for the upcoming Champions League and leaving here tomorrow to take part in the tournament,” the southpaw added.Tiwary came to limelight while representing Sachin Tendulkar-led ‘Mumbai Indians’ in the last edition of IPL.’Mumbai Indians’ will take on South Africa?s Highveld Lions in the opener of the Champions league on September 10 at New Wanders Stadium, Johannesburg.Meanwhile, Tata Steel sources said Tiwari have reported in the company as Sports Manager today.While handing over the appointment letter here yesterday, Sanjiv Paul, Vice-President (Corporate services) of Tata Steel, welcomed Tiwari to the Tata Steel family.advertisementTiwary, who made his first-class debut in the 2006-07 Ranji trophy, had scored two half centuries in India’s U-19 tri-series victory against South Africa and Bangladesh in 2008 and was a member of the squad that won the U-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008, was a third generation employee of Tata Steel.He was adjuged the best under-22 player and had six tons to his credit in the first class domestic tournaments.last_img read more

Trading Magnolia-bound Banchero not easy for Alaska coach Cariaso

first_img“This was a coaching staff’s decision, so I really feel that this trade is going to help,” said Alaska head coach Jeffrey Cariaso after Alaska’s 106-99 win over NorthPort in the Governors’ Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Chris is a really good player, he’s done a lot for us at Alaska but in all honesty he’s the one the other teams wanted so for me to bring the parts we need we also need to give something up.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceBanchero was a vital piece to Alaska’s core for several seasons. He averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists for the Aces this conference.Trading Banchero way, however, wasn’t an easy decision for Cariaso. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Alaska beefed up its forward positions while shipping arguably its best guard in Chris Banchero to Magnolia.PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial on Sunday approved the trade that sent Banchero to the Hotshots in exchange for Rodney Brondial and Robbie Herndon.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s always hard to let go regardless of their stats, letting go of someone or moving someone is always difficult,” said Cariaso. “It’s part of the job, it’s part of the profession so it happens.”Cariaso added that he made sure to talk to Banchero and also to Carl Bryan Cruz, who was traded to Blackwater earlier in the conference, before any whiff of information made it to the media.“The ones I made, I made sure that I called them right away, so they heard it from me first,” said Cariaso. “That’s really important for me.”ADVERTISEMENT Priority legislation in the 18th Congress View comments Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’center_img What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? PBA approves Ray Parks trade to TNT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Rice industry paralysislast_img read more

Excluding Chitra from Indian squad unacceptable: Kerala CM

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Jul 25 (PTI) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today backed state athlete P U Chitra, who was excluded from the Indian team for next months World Championships, despite qualifying for the mega event. Before the London event, Chitra won the 1,500m gold medal at the Asian Championships. “Excluding Chitra, pride of not only of Kerala but also of the country, from the team for World Athletics Championship is condemnable,” Vijayan said in a Facebook post. “Neglect shown to the athlete cannot be justified,” he added. The state government will take up the matter with the Centre, the chief minister said, adding they would extend full support to Chitra. The move to destroy the aspirations of Keralas sports personalities should be discouraged, he said. Besides Chitra, top Indian 3000m steeplechaser Sudha Singh and Ajoy Kumar Saroj (mens 1500m) were also left out of the 24-member squad announced by the Athletics Federation of India on Sunday. They were ignored despite qualifying for the event by winning the gold medals in their respective events in the July 6-9 Asian Championships at Bhubaneswar. Athletics Federation of India selection committee chairman Gurbachan Singh Randhawa had said the performance of the three in the Asian Championships (and their seasons best) were well below the World Championships qualifying standards. “We have not named some athletes who have won gold in Asian Championships because their performances were well below the IAAF World Championships qualifying standards,” he had said. The World Championships will be held in London from August 4 to 13. PTI BN AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Indian football team gets official clearance to play in Asian Games, women wait

first_imgNew Delhi, Jun 17 (PTI) The Indian men’s football team has got the official confirmation to participate in the upcoming Asian Games in Jakarta, days after national coach Stephen Constantine appealed to the government to send a team for the mega sporting event. “The official confirmation has come to the All India Football Federation. The men’s team is going for sure but the women’s team’s faith still hangs in balance as they are yet to get the green light,” a well-placed source close to the AIFF said. Constantine had made an appeal to the government during the Intercontinental Cup earlier this month to let the team participate in the competition. “We need more games and if the government is listening, send us to the Asian games. It’s an U-23 event and we have 11 players in this squad who are below 23. The benefits the players will gain from the Asian Games will be huge,” Constantine had said. In his second stint with the Indian team, Constantine oversaw skipper Sunil Chhetri-inspired India’s triumphant campaign in the Intercontinental Cup, which culminated with a convincing 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit showdown in Mumbai. Constantine is set to hold a camp in July. The Intercontinental Cup was a preparatory event for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. India are clubbed with hosts United Arab Emirates, Thailand and Bahrain in Group A of the continental showpiece, which will be held across eight centres from January 5 to February 1. PTI AH AH ATKATKlast_img read more

Day two summary – 2009 X-Blades NTL

first_imgThere was plenty of action at day two of the 2009 X-Blades National Touch League, with Opens and 20’s starting their campaigns, while teams in the other divisions fought for finals positions.In the Men’s Opens Division, the three frontrunners, Mets, Sharks and Rebels, got their campaigns off to a great start. Defending champions the Mets were too good for the Cobras, winning 6-3. The Rebels were too good for the Hornets, as were the Suns over North Queensland, with both teams winning by 8 touchdowns. In other results In round 2, 13 wasn’t an unlucky number with the three favourites all scoring 13 tries, each easily defeating their opponents. Other winners in round 2 were Rebels over Cyclones, Rustlers defeated the Eagles and Cobras beat the Suns.In round three, Mets continued their good form, beating Cyclones by 11 touchdowns. Barbarians were too strong for the ACT, winning 11-7. Scorpions defeated Rustlers by four, the Sharks beat the Eagles by seven, the Rebels overcame Suns 9-4, and Cobras defeated Hornets by eight touchdowns. The end of day one sees the three Sydney sides, Mets, Rebels and Scorpions all equal first on the ladder.The Women’s Open Division started in round one with Mets, looking in ominous form, defeating Hornets 13-0. Rustlers had a strong win over Rebels, 7-0. The Suns beat the Eagles by nine touchdowns. Other winners in the first round included Cyclones, Cobras and Sharks.In round two, South Queensland had a big win, defeating Scorpions 11-1., while the Rustlers and the Mets overcame their opponents by nine touchdowns each. Cobras, Suns and Barbarians also had big victories. Round three started with the Mets still undefeated, with a five-touchdown win over Rebels. The Rustlers were too good for Cobras, while the Sharks beat the Suns 5-1. Cyclones were victorious over the Crusaders 7-6. The Hornets and the ACT played out a five-all draw, while the Barabarians easily overcame the Eagles 11-2. By the end of round three, the Mets, Sharks and Rustlers were all undefeated on 12 points each.In the Mixed Opens, Rebels started strongly, beating Cobras 8-0. Cyclones won in a close one, defeating Barbarians 7-6. Sharks were too strong for Eagles, winning by eight touchdowns. The Suns defeated the Sun Coast 8-4, while the Hornets overcame Crusaders by seven. In round two, Sharks defeated the Cyclones 9-4, Cobras did it easy against the Crusaders winning by 6 touchdowns, Suns and Sun Coast both beat their opponents 7-5, while the Mets and the Rebels drew 8 all.In round three, Eagles defeated Sun Coast 6-4, while the Suns defeated the Cyclones 7-5, and the Mets drew again, this time against the Hornets. The Suns undefeated run sees them on top of the ladder after day one.The Men’s and Women’s Opens also started on day two. In the Men’s 20’s, Mets defeated the Scorpions 5-2, Suns just beat the Rebels 2-1, Cyclones started off well defeating Cobras 6-4, while the Sun Coast defeated Sharks 6-0.Round two of the Men’s 20’s saw Mets continue their winning ways, defeating Sun Coast by one touchdown, Sharks posted their first win against the Suns, 7-4, Cyclones thumped the Rebels 10-2 and Scorpions defeated Cobras 9-6.In round three, the Cobras broke their duck, beating Suns 6-2, Cyclones kept on winning, defeating Sun Coast, as did the Mets, beating the Sharks. The Scorpions also beat the Rebels. At the end of the three rounds, Cyclones and Mets are undefeated on top of the ladder.In the Women’s 20’s division, round one saw the Cobras defeated the Sharks 3-1, Rebels posted double figures, winning 10-4, while the Suns kept the Hornets scoreless, winning 4-0. In round two, the Mets posted their first win, narrowly defeating the Hornets 5-4, Cobra beat Sunshine Coast 5-3 and Suns were too good for the Rebels, winning 7-5.In round three, Cobras beat the Mets 3-2, Hornets were kept scoreless again, this time by the Sharks, with the Sharks winning 3-0 and Suns defeated Sunshine Coast 6-2. Day two also signaled the start of the finals at the 2009 NTL. After six rounds of play in the Women’s 27’s, Cyclones sit on top of the ladder on 22 points, with local hopes the Eagles close behind on 20. Semi finals will be played on Day 3 before the Grand Final at 3pm.In the Men’s 30’s, day 3 brings the Semi finals featuring ACT against Canterbury and the Scorpions taking on local rivals Mets, with the Grand Final to be played at 5pm.In the Women’s 35’s, the semi’s will be played between South West Queensland against the Scorpions, while the Sharks will battle the Cobras, with their final to commence at 11am.In the Men’s 40’s, the first semi final will see Sharks versus Sharks, with the NZ team taking on SQBD. In the other semi, the Scorpions will take on the Cyclones. The final will start at 1pm.After the round games, Sharks sit on top of the ladder in the Men’s 45’s, four points clear of Suns. Semi finals will take place on Day three, before the Grand Final at 2pm that afternoon.Cobras are situated on top of the ladder in the Men’s 50’s on 12 points, two points ahead of Suns. Semi finals will see the Suns versus the Scorpions and Cobras against the Mets in their attempts to make the Grand Final, which will be played at 12pm.After six rounds in the Seniors Mixed, Wellington top the ladder on 20 points, followed by the Scorpions in 16. Just below these two teams are the Cobras and Rebels, both on 12 points. Semi finals will be played, before the Grand Final at 4pm.last_img read more

10 months ago​Tottenham boss Pochettino: Everyone wants to beat us

first_img​Tottenham boss Pochettino: Everyone wants to beat usby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes his team is the one everyone wants to beat!Spurs are the outside bet for the title, sitting six points behind leaders Liverpool in third place.But Pochettino is proud of his team’s showing this season and insists they are often seen as the biggest scalp in the league.”We’re the team to beat,” Pochettino told Standard Sport ahead of tonight’s FA Cup third-round tie at Tranmere. “It’s not arrogant, it’s realistic. “[People say], ‘How are Tottenham there?’ — a club like Chelsea can spend big money on a transfer [Christian Pulisic] and then send him on loan. “Do you think Tottenham can do this? No. But in the last few years, Tottenham are fighting with this type of club. “That’s why no-one likes Tottenham much, that’s why everyone wants to challenge us. “It’s a massive game for us every time. Wolves beat us and they behaved like they won the Premier League. Then on Wednesday they lost to Crystal Palace. It’s because Tottenham have created something special — and now we are a target. “When we fought with Leicester, everyone wanted to kill us! For many people we’re not very successful because we haven’t won a trophy [but] people respect the way we’re doing it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Krunal Pandya writes blank cheque for Jacob Martin battling for life after road accident

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 15:23 IST Jacob Martin, who played 10 ODIs for India, is currently in hospital after accident. (Reuters file Photo)HIGHLIGHTSFormer India cricketer Jacob Martin was seriously injured in a road accident on December 27Several cricketers have come forward to help Martin, who is battling for life in a Vadodara hospitalThe likes of Sourav Ganguly, Krunal Pandya, Zaheer Khan and Irfan Pathan among others have pitched in with supportIndia and Mumbai Indians all-rounder Krunal Pandya wrote out a blank cheque for Jacob Martin, who is battling for life in Vadodara. Martin, a former India cricketer was injured seriously in a road accident on December 27.Several names from the cricket fraternity have come out to help Jacob Martin who played 10 one-day internationals from 1999 to 2001. Former India captain Sourav Ganguly was among the first to come to Martin’s aid and transferred funds into his bank account, according to the Telegrapgh.Krunal Pandya, who is a regular in the Mumbai Indians squad and a new member of the Indian T20I side, has played six T20 Internationals for India, wrote out a blank cheque to Martin and according to The Telegraph, said: “Sir, please fill up whatever is needed, but nothing less than Rs 1 lakh.”Sourav Ganguly has been in touch with Jacob Martin’s wife Khyati. BCCI and Baroda Cricket Association have reportedly already offered their support to Martin, who is on ventiliator support and it is understood the next few hours will be critical.Former India cricketer and ex-Baroda coach Jacob Martin met with an accident and is in the hospital.Wish you a speedy recovery Jacob bhai and praying for your wellbeing. #getwellsoon pic.twitter.com/FDUNI74i3CYusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) January 9, 2019Several big names in the cricket fraternity: Yusuf Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra have offered their help.Martin, 46, was captain of Baroda’s first Ranji Trophy winning team. The cricket community has come forward to help their collegue at his time of crisis. According to media reports, the hospital bills total up to Rs 70,000 per day. Former BCA secretary Sanjay Patel has been in touch with BCCI and BCA.advertisementBCCI has released Rs 5 lakh from its Benevolent Fund while BCA has given Rs 3 lakh to help the Martin family with the hospital bills.Also Read | Virat Kohli completes historic hat-trick: Full list of ICC award winnersAlso Read | India vs New Zealand: Flexible with ideas but focus on winning, says Virat KohliFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Jacob MartinFollow Ranji TrophyFollow Krunal PandyaFollow Sourav GangulyFollow Irfan PathanFollow Zaheer KhanFollow Ashish Nehra Krunal Pandya writes blank cheque for Jacob Martin battling for life after road accidentJacob Martin, a former India cricketer, was seriously injured after a road accident in Vadodara. Cricketers like Krunal Pandya, Sourav Ganguly, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra have come forward to help.advertisementlast_img read more

Suezmax Tanker Joins NATs Fleet

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Bermuda-based tanker owner Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) has expanded its fleet as it took delivery of a newbuilding Suezmax tanker on February 27.Nordic Space, the company’s second Suezmax newbuilding tanker, was constructed by South Korean Sungdong Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.The 158,000 dwt ship, which was christened on August 24, 2016, has started its maiden voyage, according to NAT.Featuring 84,000 gross tons, the 277-meter long vessel was ordered in December 2014 for a price of USD 65 million.Nordic American Tankers now has a fleet of 33 Suezmax vessels, including three newbuildings to be delivered during the second half of 2018.last_img

Bakers grocers involved in 16year pricefixing conspiracy Competition Bureau

first_imgAt least $1.50 has been artificially baked into the price of a loaf of bread during a 16-year-long bread price-fixing conspiracy involving the country’s largest bakery wholesalers and grocery retailers, the federal competition watchdog alleged in court documents released Wednesday.The Competition Bureau alleges that Canada Bread Company Ltd. and George Weston Ltd.’s senior officers communicated directly to raise prices at least 15 times — with an average increase of 10 cents per loaf passed on to consumers between about 2001 and 2016. The bureau believes the behaviour may have continued into 2017.According to previously-sealed information to obtain documents, the pattern became colloquially known as the 7/10 convention — with an average seven cent price increase at wholesale and 10 cent price bump for the consumer in stores, resulting in an average margin increase of three cents per loaf for retailers.The conversations around raising prices on baked goods including bread, buns, bagels, naan, English muffins and tortillas started months before the increase would hit the shelves, according to the documents.After agreeing on a price increase, the suppliers allegedly met individually with their retail clients — including Loblaw Companies Ltd., Walmart Canada Corp., Sobeys Inc., Metro Inc. and Giant Tiger Stores Ltd. — to get their approval for the price hike. The retailers agreed to the boost on the condition their competitors would follow suit and demanded that the suppliers actively manage the process to ensure all retailers were co-operating, the documents said.Overwaitea Food Group Ltd., a B.C.-based retailer, is not a target of the investigation, but may have relevant records to the inquiry, according to the documents.“The alleged conspiracy was a deliberate attempt by management of Canada Bread and Weston Bakeries, along with the retailers, to suppress competition at both the wholesale and retail level and thereby increase the wholesale and retail prices of fresh commercial bread in Canada,” wrote Simon Bessette, a senior competition law officer with the Competition Bureau’s cartels and deceptive marketing practices branch.The watchdog said it was approached by informants from Loblaw Companies Ltd. in 2015 and filed the affidavit late last year with evidence it had collected so far in its investigation in order to convince a judge to grant it search warrants, which it executed on Oct. 31. No charges have been filed and none of the allegations have been proven in court.In the competitive grocery market, retailers are often willing to take a loss on certain staples, such as bread, in the hope they can attract customers with low prices and keep them in stores to fill their carts.However, experts say bread is an easy target for collusion because of the small number of companies involved: two major wholesalers and a handful of national grocery chains.But between 2001 and 2015, the consumer price index for bread, rolls and buns rose 96 per cent jump, according to Statistics Canada. During that same time frame, CPI for all food purchased from stores increased about 45 per cent.The Competition Bureau believes the wholesalers and grocers committed indictable offences under the Competition Act.The behaviour likely continued into November 2017, despite the bureau starting its investigation months prior because the informants were obligated to keep their co-operation confidential, said Bessette.“Consequently, other participants in the alleged cartel continue to operate as if the cartel were still functioning,” the document reads.In December, Loblaw and George Weston admitted they sparked the investigation when they approached the watchdog after becoming aware of an allegedly industry-wide arrangement to co-ordinate some bread prices.The two companies received immunity in exchange for their co-operation.Canada Bread issued a statement shortly after the documents were released saying it first learned of the claims in December but was not allowed to discuss them until the information was made public.It noted that the George Weston and Loblaw informants admitted to inappropriate conduct and accused “certain former Canada Bread executives” dating back to 2001 “while Canada Bread was under previous ownership.”Maple Leaf Foods sold its majority share in Canada Bread to Mexico’s Grupo Bimbo in 2014.“Maple Leaf has no knowledge of any activities taken by Canada Bread that would have contravened the Competition Act,” said spokesman Scott Bonikowsky in a statement. The bureau has not approached the company, he added.“The allegations do not reflect the Canada Bread we know,” Canada Bread said Wednesday.“Our current leadership takes these allegations very seriously and are actively investigating to take the necessary measures.”Metro Inc. said Wednesday that there is nothing in the documents that indicate the company broke competition laws. It added that after the Competition Bureau executed warrants at its offices on Oct. 31, the company launched an internal investigation.“Based on the information processed to date, we have found no evidence that Metro has violated the Competition Act.”Sobeys remains confident in its position that neither it nor any of its employees violated the act, said spokeswoman Cynthia Thompson in a statement, adding the few employees named in the documents are valued team members.The company constantly communicated with suppliers to allow them to purchase goods at the lowest possible cost and offer competitive prices to customers, she said.“It’s typical in the grocery industry, and I would say broad retail industry, for employees to regularly monitor and spot check pricing in the marketplace to ensure competitive pricing to customers.”Giant Tiger also reaffirmed its position that it does not believe the company or its employees violated the act, it said in a statement.“We look forward to seeing the results of the Competition Bureau’s complete investigation.”A Walmart Canada spokesperson declined to comment on the issue “as it is before the courts”.Despite the challenges from its competitors, Loblaw spokesman Kevin Groh said Wednesday the documents are “unequivocal.”“We have admitted our role, and you cannot price fix alone.”Follow @AleksSagan on Twitter.Companies in this story: (TSX:L, TSX:WN, TSX:EMP.A, TSX:MRU, TSX:MFI)last_img read more

Toronto stocks lower as key sectors step back Loonie climbs higher

first_imgCanada’s main stock index closed down Thursday as the key energy, financial and materials sectors all lost ground while U.S. markets were up and the loonie rose.Energy stocks slipped despite another day of gains for crude prices after the August crude contract ended up 69 cents at US$73.45 per barrel.Thursday’s gains add to the US$4.68 rise in oil prices in the previous two days to put crude at its highest price since late 2014.The S&P/TSX capped energy index was down 0.74 per cent on the day but up 4.96 per cent for the week so far.The overall S&P/TSX composite index closed down 51.36 points at 16,179.89 as gains in health care, consumer staples and information technology weren’t enough to counter losses in larger sectors.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 98.46 points at 24,216.05. The S&P 500 index ended up 16.68 points at 2,716.31 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 58.59 points at 7,503.68.Stocks in the U.S. rose after dipping a day earlier as investors continue to grapple with trade issues, said Anish Chopra, managing director with Portfolio Management Corp.“Markets are now getting more accustomed that investors will have to live with some level of trade uncertainty.”In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 98.46 points at 24,216.05. The S&P 500 index ended up 16.68 points at 2,716.31 and the Nasdaq composite index was up 58.59 points at 7,503.68.The Canadian dollar averaged 75.37 cents US, up 0.22 of a US cent. The loonie had started the day lower following a speech by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz Thursday but gained throughout the day.The higher oil price likely helped boost the loonie Thursday, said Chopra.“Certainly the strength of the oil price is playing into it. When you’re looking at explaining daily moves, it’s certainly an important factor in what’s happening today.”He said the Poloz speech did little to give any indication of whether a rate hike is coming July 11, leaving uncertainty on the decision.The August gold contract closed down $5.10 at US$1,251 an ounce and the September copper contract was down four cents at US$2.97 a pound. The August natural gas contract was down four cents at US$2.94 per mmBTU.last_img read more

Gzb maids death FIR registered against kin

first_imgGhaziabad: Following the protest which was led against the death of a 19-years-old girl who died after she fell off the 14th floor of a high rise building collapsed in Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad, police have booked around 25 persons, along with the family of deceased, for causing ruckus in the society and preventing public servants from doing their job.According to police, the Apartment Owners Association has made a police complaint and acted on the complaint police have booked the 25 persons including domestic helps. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAs per reports, the domestic helps closes the two gates of the society for nearly six hours and staged the protest. The protesters also tried to stop the resident to take entry or exit from the gate. Some of the protesters also tried to break the glass of the cars with the help of wooden sticks. “The protesters also prevented other maids to enter the society during their protest and demanded actions against the employer,” reports said. The residents were worried on Tuesday and Wednesday as no domestic helps showed up for work. A resident, who did not wish to be named said that there is a little inconvenience caused by their absence. Though I would personally prefer it if they don’t come instead of coming and becoming a threat to everyone. They skipped work and also prevented others from doing their chores at flats in the society. Several domestic helps did not heed the group’s diktat. However, some of them were roughed up by the agitators when they returned. Police was called in when the situation appeared to be out of control.last_img read more

Fannie Mae names general counsel Mayopoulos as new CEO

Fannie Mae names general counsel Mayopoulos as new CEO AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Timothy Mayopoulos, the general counsel of Fannie Mae, will be the next CEO of the government-controlled mortgage giant.Fannie Mae says Mayopoulos, 53, will become president and chief executive officer on June 18.He replaces Michael J. Williams, who announced in January that he would step down after a successor was found.The government rescued Fannie and smaller sibling Freddie Mac in September 2008 after the two companies absorbed huge losses on risky mortgages that threatened to topple them.Since then, a federal regulator has controlled the two companies’ financial decisions.So far, Fannie and Freddie have cost taxpayers about $170 billion — the largest bailout of the financial crisis. by News Staff Posted Jun 5, 2012 5:25 pm MDT read more

Ant McPartlin given biggest ever drinkdrive fine as he is told to

first_imgMcPartlin lost control on sharp bend and ended up on wrong side of roadProsecutor Katie Sinnett-Jones told the court the incident happened at around 3.50pm on March 18 on Lower Richmond Road.She said Mr McPartlin was driving around a “sharp bend and lost control” at which point he ended up on the wrong side of the road. Show more Ant McPartlin was met by a scrum of photographersCredit:Stephen Lock / i-Images  Ant McPartlin steps out of a black people carrier to face courtCredit:Chris J Ratcliffe /Getty The Metropolitan Police previously confirmed that several people were treated at the scene for minor injuries. A child passenger from one of the cars was taken to hospital to be checked as a precaution.McPartlin – one half of entertainment duo Ant and Dec – was charged by post three days after the crash, before stepping back from his TV commitments and returning to rehab.He faced a scrum of photographers and reporters as he walked up the steps at the main court entrance, which was guarded by seven police officers.Video: Ant McPartlin mobbed by photographers at court He appeared alongside Donnelly on TV screens over the weekend as Britain’s Got Talent aired its pre-recorded audition shows.Dec to present Britain’s Got Talent live shows soloDeclan Donnelly will present Britain’s Got Talent live shows solo. ITV confirmed that the presenter, 42, will continue without on-screen partner Ant McPartlin.McPartlin featured in the show’s audition stages, which began at the weekend and were recorded in January. Ant McPartlin The driver of the Mini car said afterwards, the court heard, that they thought they would die in the collision.He said, in a statement read by Ms Sinnett-Jones: “Myself and my family were in deep shock as we believed we could have died as as a result of Mr McPartlin’s reckless driving.”McPartlin steps back from TV commitmentsAfter he was charged, ITV announced the Saturday Night Takeaway host would step back from his TV commitments.McPartlin’s co-presenter, Declan Donnelly, hosted the final two episodes of the show on his own.  Declan Donnelly presenting Saturday Night Takeaway on his own for the first time Ant McPartlin Ant McPartlin, the television presenter, has been ordered to pay what is believed to be Britain’s biggest ever drink-drive fine after he was caught more than double the legal limit in a car crash.The 42-year-old, who the court heard earns £130,000 a week, was fined £86,000 after pleading guilty to drink driving and banned from the road for 20 months. Outside court, he said he is “truly sorry for what happened “. McPartlin was involved in a collision with two other vehicles while driving his Mini in Richmond, south-west London, with his mother as passenger on a Sunday afternoon. He had been seeking help for “alcohol and emotional issues” at the time.In a statement to police, he apologised for his actions, which he said have left him “ashamed and mortified”. The court heard he hopes he “might be forgiven by all the people he feels he has let down so terribly”.Wearing a black three-piece suit, white shirt and black tie, McPartlin stood in the glass dock at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday afternoon when he pleaded guilty to a single charge of drink-driving.The charge states he had 75 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath. Sentencing him, she said: “At the time when it happened you were struggling with various personal problems and also alcohol issues for some months.”This incident happened, sadly, when it seems you suffered a brief relapse.” Damage to a car involved in the crash in RichmondCredit:WENN mini crash McPartlin, who lives in Chiswick, west London, was arrested at around 4pm on Sunday, March 18 after failing a roadside breathalyser test following the collision between the Mini he was driving and two other cars. ‘You’re no longer a man of good character’ – judgeDistrict Judge Barbara Barnes told McPartlin “you are a well-known and successful entertainer”, whose weekly income is around £130,000 a week. Ant McPartlin arrives at court to the flash of camerasCredit:Chris J Ratcliffe /Getty Ant McPartlin was met by a scrum of photographers He collided with another Mini Cooper car before driving “straight into the front of an oncoming car”.McPartlin’s vehicle “came to a halt and was no longer driveable due to the damage caused” she said. Members of the public called the police. “But for good fortune the consequences could have been worse. He feels the guilt that is reflected in his plea.” Mr Walker spoke of McPartlin’s “exemplary” character and charitable work, especially focusing on organisations that help children.”Mr McPartlin is lucky to have both family and long-time friends to support him,” he added.Star seeking help for ‘alcohol and emotional issues’Mr Walker said his client had been seeking help for “alcohol and emotional issues” at the time of the crash, adding that his mother was in the car with him.He told the district judge the incident was down to “a brief relapse unbeknownst to his passenger”.”Anthony McPartlin is sorry and is doing everything he can to ensure this never happens again,” Mr Walker said.”He hopes that in time he can make himself better and that he might be forgiven by all of the many people he knows and he feels he has let down terribly.” Declan Donnelly presenting Saturday Night Takeaway on his own for the first timeCredit:ITV?PA Simon Cowell stands by McPartlin: ‘He’s manned up’Simon Cowell has publicly supported Ant McPartlin, saying he has “manned up” by checking himself into rehab.”We’ve known each other a long time, and you stand by the people you work with over the years, for the obvious reasons,” Cowell told The Sun. “We always stand by our friends. We’re all human.”The most important thing is he’s manned up, he’s going to get himself back together. And the show goes on, it’s as simple as that.”Cowell, who returns as a judge on the ITV show, said Ant was welcome to return fully in 2019 after his stint in rehab.”People, for whatever reason, they get into a rut and at times like this you stand by your mates. It’s always been that way,” he said. ‘I’ve let myself down, I let a lot of people down’Speaking briefly outside the court following sentencing, McPartlin said: “I just want to say I’m truly sorry for what happened.”High standards are expected of me, I expect them of myself. I’ve let myself down, I let a lot of people down. And for that I am truly sorry.”I’d like to apologise to everybody involved in the crash and I’m just thankful no-one was seriously hurt.” The move was confirmed by ITV, which sent McPartlin “all our love” and added they knew Donnelly will do a “brilliant job”.”Dec will be hosting the live shows which for the first time ever are coming from the Hammersmith Apollo while Ant steps down from his TV commitments for now,” they added.The announcement came days after Dec presented the finale of Saturday Night Takeaway alone, which he said had been “tinged with sadness” due to the absence of his TV partner of almost 30 years.From Byker Grove to OBE: Saturday night TV star’s story through the years The judge described McPartlin’s previous “exemplary character” adding: “I think it will have quite an impact on you to know you’re no longer a man of good character.”Fining him, she said: “Because of the seriousness of this offence, the financial pain must be imposed on you as on any other offender.”McPartlin was also told to pay £255 in costs. In December 2016, footballer Yaya Toure was given what was believed to be the biggest ever fine for drink-driving. He was told to pay £54,000 – one week’s wages – and banned from driving for 18 months.’Ashamed and mortified’: Statement to policeThe court heard that in a statement to police McPartlin said: “I am very sorry I did this. I am ashamed and mortified that this happened.”I accept full culpability for this and wish to apologise to all those concerned.”McPartlin’s barrister Liam Walker said: “Through me, Mr McPartlin wishes to express both sorrow and regret over his actions,” Mr Walker said.”He is sorry, but not sorry because he is here. He knows it is right that he’s here and he hopes that which has led him here will eventually help him. 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

Cocaine under vehicle bust 5 in custody released

The suspected cocaine retrieved from under the shipper’s vehicle last weekThe Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) have released a shipper under whose vehicle over seven kilograms of cocaine was reportedly found last week at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA).CANU’s prosecutor, Koniyo Sandiford-Thompson told this publication on Wednesday that they released the man since nothing “conclusive” was found.“We didn’t find anything conclusive…So we’re treating it as a seizure; unless we get something new,” Sandiford-Thompson said.Reports are at about 23:00h on July 2, CANU ranks stationed at the CJIA discovered the cocaine under the vehicle of the shipper. At the time, the vehicle was parked inside the compound of the CJIA CAMEX Bond at Timehri.It was reported that the businessman was scheduled to ship ground provision and pumpkins on a cargo flight OJ 258, which is destined for Canada. After the suspected cocaine was found, the businessman along with four other males were taken into custody.All five men have since been released.Nevertheless, investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related5 in custody after cocaine found under shipper’s vehicle at CJIAJuly 3, 2018In “Crime”Businessman accused of smuggling cocaine-in-fish remandedFebruary 9, 2018In “Court”Alleged cocaine mule recruiters charged, remanded to prisonJune 4, 2016In “Court” read more

Top readers comments of the week

first_imgA report this week found the number of 3-year-olds in Ireland who are obese is worryingly high. Commenters debated the difficulties of feeding children on a budget, and Dave Murray‘s comment resonated with a lot of people:I have 3 kids under 5 and I fed them all roasted/stuffed peppers with tomato/ham/onion/cheese filler yesterday for dinner. Chicken stir fry the previous day.Both were healthy and tasty meals – really easy and quick to cook.I happened to be in Dunnes earlier in the week and I managed to get most of the stuff in the “reduced to clear” section so each meal came to under €4 [although I was a bit lucky to get the 3 pack of peppers marked down to 45c].They are happy to drink water or milk at dinner time because they don’t know any different – it’s working so far for us anyway.3 happy meals would have cost me €12 and they’d still be hungry after it [plus the fact that, if we were in McDonalds, they’d be asking me “why are all the other kids drinking Fruit Shoots and eating McFlurrys?”].Fruit shoots contain only 10% fruit. People tend to overlook the fact that each Fruit Shoot bottle contains 23g or 5 teaspoons of sugar.This moving column about how Alzheimer’s had taken over the author’s dad’s life inspired a lot of comments from readers telling their own stories. Geraldine Mulpeter explained what she has been through with her mam: My mum was diagnosed with alzheimers two years ago. She was 67. Everyday I watch it take a piece of her. She has had psychotic outbursts and been violent towards my dad and myself. What I have learned is how individual it’s affects are. She refuses outside help and the opportunity to attend day care. In the morning I awake to hear her cry. This has become common place and I’m scared that she’s scared. Yet she is still my mammy. If yours are alive and well cherish the time.One of the entries on the list of Irish men that every woman has gone out rang a bell for Eileen McKenna. This is very sweet: Ah the Secondary School boyfriend! Went out with him for 4 years. Broke up. Married someone else. 20 years later broke up, met secondary school boyfriend again, fell in love all over again. Unbelievably happy. The end xxxThe 5 most popular comments this week(AP Photo/Martin Mejia)1.First up, Saoirse Geraghty had the most popular comment this week with 1,980 thumbs up for this post on an article about Michaella McCollum Connolly: A fund for a drug mule… Classy stuff, would be better to donate it to a children’s hospital for sick children… I’m shocked they even had the shame to start a fund and for 20,000… Disgraceful!!2. Next up, Norman Hunter got 1,472 thumbs up for this observation on the story about a court in Sweden said public masturbation is ok as long as you’re not masturbating AT anyone. Ew. Meanwhile number of Swedes willing to shake hands plummet.3. One of the saddest stories this week was the investigation into the death of Elaine O’Hara. Lauren Halligan got 1,405 thumbs up for this: RIP 🙁 Glad her family have some closure though.4. Regular commenter Gaius Gracchus got 1,377 thumbs up for this comment, the second on the list to come from an article about Michaella McCollum Connolly: I can already see her getting asked banal questions by Tubridy on The Late Late in 2020 ‘You must have been very scared?’ Zzzz5. The fifth most popular comment this week was on the same subject, and came from David O’Reilly, who got 1,159 thumbs up for this: EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we take a look at all the best comments left on the site by our readers over the past seven days.This week there was a lot of talk about the return of the Dáil, Elaine O’Hara, mortgages, beauty pageants, a shooting in Washington, direct provision and, as always, the weather.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.The top 5 articles which received the most comments this week1. Poll: How would you vote if a general election was held today? (390 comments)2. Protesters sit down and block cars on O’Connell Bridge and the Quays (378 comments)3. Poll: Should Irish people protest more? (309 comments)4. Column: Mortgages are contracts – they should be treated as such (280 comments)5. “There is nothing decided on welfare cap” – Joan Burton (244 comments)Some of the best comments left on the site this week(Nico Paix/Flickr/Creative Commons)Given the news that the next James Bond film could be shot in Ireland, commenters had their own suggestions for Irish-ified Bond film titles. Some of our favourites from Brian Foley, Stephen Wallis and Lee Casey: You Only Live Up The Road Tuamraker A man in Russia was shot this week during a heated argument over Kant’s philosophy. Hey, these things can get heated. Dermot Fitzgerald had a Kantian question: But did he have a diect experience of being shot, or was it his senses conveying that feeling?Given the weekend that’s in it, these two perspectives on this weekend’s All-Ireland football final from tomeenoldstock and Conor Flood proved popular: You know what Mayo fans are unreal. Despite all the heart break ye still support your team year after year when others might have lost heart, and despite losing last year there’s even hype in mayo again this year. Fair play to ye. I hope to God ye do it this year but I fear that Dublin will be too strong. Here’s hoping I’m wrong. Always been bewildered by anti dub rant . Supported them for over 40 years never expect to win anything , ever . Never come across any real fan who does . just enjoy putting on my jersey , going to games , having a pint and a chat and enjoying the colour we all bring to the day . We’re there on merit so are mayo . Set aside the poison and let the game commenceReaders shared tips on go from a couch potato to being able to run 5k in the space of 8 weeks on this article. Barry had some useful advice as someone who had done exactly that: If you’ve ever through about running I recommend you give it a go and a couch to 5km training plan is a good way to start, don’t worry about wearing shorts out in public or sweating or what you’ll look like or any of that nonsense.I was never into running but back in Feb 2010 I decided sod this I’m sick of walking I want to loose so weight so I’m going to try running, first time I ran more then 60sec I thought I’d die. I never thought I’d be able to run the 5km nonsense and I certainly didn’t think I’d be able for 10km.In September I ran my first half marathon, in the summer of 2011 i ran my first marathon and in the summer of 2011 I ran my first 50km race.Since then I’ve gone on to run the connemara ultra which is 39.3miles and will be doing my 10th race of a marathon distance or further this weekend.Ok, you don’t have to go out and run loads of marathons but just aim for a 5km for starters and it’ll change your life.Oh and unless your running for well over 60-90min nonstop don’t drink any of those energy drinks, you don’t need them. Just drink water and eat properly and you’ll be fine. Goldfinglas Why would people pledge money to some young naive girl who got caught trying to smuggle drugs through an airport?Hypothetically, i bet if this was a young man from an African country, there’d be no news, no pledges, just another drug mule that got caught. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time!last_img read more

Greece assesses the damage

first_imgState officials on Monday were trying to assess the damage after a weekend of gale-force winds and heavy rain battered central and northern Greece, wrecking roads, homes and farms, and triggering landslides.Alternate Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Christos Spirtzis continued a tour of the affected areas Monday, moving northward to Epirus after starting in Arta on Sunday.Several villages were evacuated in the broader Arta area to allow major damage to homes and infrastructure to be repaired.The regions of Epirus and Evrytania were declared to be in a state of emergency, as were many villages in Aitoloakarnania.In Epirus, some 60 percent of the region’s road infrastructure was damaged and scores of farms, homes and businesses flooded after several rivers broke their banks.The northwestern city of Ioannina was also said to be at risk after the water of Lake Pamvotida rose above the emergency level. There were similar problems in Thesprotia and Preveza after lakes there also broke their banks, causing significant damage.In Evrytania and Fokida, hundreds of hectares of farmland were razed and landslides put several villages at risk, prompting precautionary evacuations.A rescue operation continued until late Monday to reach residents of the village of Klepa in Nafpaktia who were left stranded by falling rocks which blocked mountain roads.In one of the many weather-related incidents over the weekend, gale-force winds blew the roof off a high school in Meliki, Imathia, northern Greece. A construction of wood and steel, measuring 600 square meters, the roof caused no injuries as there was nobody at the school when it was blown off.Another casualty of the adverse weather was a 19th century bridge in the Tzoumerka region of northwestern Greece that was washed away amid heavy flooding.Spirtzis said Monday that the reconstruction of the bridge was technically feasible, adding that Culture Ministry experts had already been dispatched to the site to assess the damage.Crafted by local master Costas Bekas in 1866, the Bridge of Plaka was 40 meters long and stood some 20 meters above Arachthos River, making it one of the largest single-arch stone bridges in the Balkans.Speaking to Mega TV on Monday, Spirtzis said that materials of the bridge would be recovered from the river once water levels have returned to safe levels.Meanwhile on Monday, the CEO of Loulis Mills, Greece’s leading flour producer, Nikos Loulis said that the family was prepared to finance part of the restoration work. Speaking in Athens, Loulis said that his family, which started its business in the Epirus region, had a “moral obligation” to support the project.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Microsoft les ventes de Xbox se portent à merveille

first_imgMicrosoft : les ventes de Xbox se portent à merveilleMicrosoft vient tout juste de révéler les chiffres de son dernier trimestre qui s’avèrent être bien meilleurs que ceux attendus, en particulier pour la Xbox. Les ventes de la console et des jeux sont en nette hausse. En revanche, Windows n’a pas eu le succès escompté ces derniers mois.Après Apple, c’est au tour de Microsoft de révéler les chiffres d’affaires de son dernier trimestre et d’annoncer un bilan record. Le géant américain a en effet une nouvelle dépassé les attentes avec une hausse de 30% de son bénéfice net à 5,87 milliards de dollars pour un bond de 8% de son chiffre d’affaires qui s’élève aujourd’hui à 17,37 milliards de dollars, rapporte Le Figaro. À lire aussiWindows 8 : Microsoft annonce 40 millions de licences venduesMalgré la solide concurrence d’Apple, Microsoft semble donc s’en être très bien sorti au cours des derniers mois, principalement dans le secteur du jeu vidéo. Selon les chiffres évoqués, les ventes de Xbox ont en effet progressé de 30%, s’élevant à près de 1,48 milliards de dollars. Un succès dû à l’ingénieux système sans manette Kinect conçu par la firme de Redmond. En terme de consoles, Microsoft a ainsi distribué près de 13,7 millions de Xbox dans le monde entre juillet 2010 et fin juin 2011. C’est nettement supérieur aux 10,3 millions de consoles écoulées l’année précédente, révèle Generation-nt. En revanche, du côté du système d’exploitation Windows, le bilan est nettement moins positif. Le chiffre d’affaire a baissé de 1% sur le dernier trimestre et les recettes annuelles ont reculé de 2%, malgré le succès commercial à la sortie de Windows 7. Une érosion que la firme américaine impute au ralentissement du marché du PC. Aujourd’hui, les ventes d’ordinateurs personnels s’essoufflent et entrainent donc logiquement une baisse de celles des programmes Windows. Désormais, Microsoft se tourne donc vers son futur système d’exploitation Windows 8 qui pourrait lui permettre de s’implanter sur le marché en croissance des tablettes, en plus de celui du PC, comme l’explique Generation-nt.  Le 25 juillet 2011 à 13:11 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Polar Vortex As Seen From Space

first_img#GOESEast spotted snow on the ground as the sun rose on what will be a bitterly cold day across much of the U.S. A cold Arctic air mass is surging south into the upper Midwest before spreading across much of the eastern two-thirds of the country. More: https://t.co/vBfvFRrnHF pic.twitter.com/rwoTjV5vX6— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) January 30, 2019During winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the polar vortex can become unstable and expand, sending cold Arctic air southward over the US.Though nothing new (it’s believed the term “polar vortex” first appeared in 1853), this month’s weather event is getting a bit out of hand.Air masses drifting further south than usual are pushing wind-chill temperatures to dangerously low levels: Cold enough to cause frostbite in half an hour.Cloud streets and lake-effect snow stretch across the scene, as frigid Arctic winds blew over the Great Lakes (via NASA)My fingers are turning blue just looking at this image, snapped on Jan. 27 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.Based on data collected by the spacecraft, analysts can closely simulate atmospheric conditions—like those seen in the map below (showing air temperatures 6.5 feet above ground at 4 a.m. EST on Jan. 29).Air temperatures 6.5 feet above ground at 4 a.m. EST on Jan. 29, 2019 (via NASA/Goddard Earth Observing System Model)With temps dropping as low as minus-60℉ in parts of the country, folks sequestered at home are finding interesting ways to combat cabin fever.Participating in the so-called “water challenge,” people are bundling up to throw boiling liquid into the frigid air—a middle-school science experiment that has gone viral. At -29 it’s officially cold enough to turn boiling water into snow! pic.twitter.com/FkGb3MmQoj— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) January 29, 2019 While folks in the Midwest and Northern Plains pull on yet another blanket, NASA is keeping an eye on the country from its orbiting satellites.You’ve probably heard by now that a polar vortex is blanketing parts of the US in snow, ice, and beyond-freezing weather.The phenomenon is described by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as a large area of low pressure and cold air surrounding the Earth’s North and South poles. Watch: Teslas, EVs Were Struggling During the Polar Vortex, TooWatch: Why You Should Be Like a Banana During Polar Vortex Throwing a cup of boiling water in the air, when it’s minus 27 degrees (celsius). #chicago #PolarVortex2019 pic.twitter.com/fgRZHnwVvo— Adam Roberts (@ARobertsjourno) January 30, 2019 Stay on target I did the boiling water thing because why the heck not. pic.twitter.com/K3ClGSiM6h— Devin Pitts (@DevinWxChase) January 30, 2019As Mashable pointed out, though, while this “might look fun,” the polar vortex “has brought life-threatening temperatures to many areas.”“Leaving your house is a questionable project on any day, but it’s an especially risky move for today—and possibly not worth it, not even for art like this,” the tech blog said.More on Geek.com:It’s So Cold, Chicago Is Setting Tracks on Fire to Keep Trains MovingFreeze! Police in Illinois ‘Arrest’ Elsa Due to Extremely Cold WeatherWatch: Alligators Poke Snouts Out of Ice to Deal With Freezing Weather42 Stunning Images of Snow and Ice on Earth From Spacelast_img read more

Dana White admits to talking with Brock Lesnar recently

first_imgRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipIs Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:50/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 29.77%0:03Remaining Time -0:48 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Twitter Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match Is Jon Jones Set To Return To The UFC? Dana White UFC On ESPN Deal Is Happening Is The Rocks Return To WWE In Jeopardy? Jon Jones Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Now Playing Up Next The Fight Network is featuring an interview with UFC President Dana White where White reveals that he spoke with current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar as recently as four weeks ago. Discussion about Lesnar making a return to MMA for UFC once his WWE deal expires after WrestleMania 31 has been a constant discussion point for months. Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Brock Lesnar Brock Lesnar Takes WWE Universal Championship WhatsApp Videos Articles Videos Articles Videos Articles Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Google+ Ethan Page on how Impact Wrestling has been better, winning the Tag Titles, booed in Canadalast_img read more