By Mamadou DemMr. Abdoulie Tambadou, the Managing Director of the Gambia Ports Authority, yesterday disclosed to the ‘Janneh’ Commission of Enquiry that the total cost contributed by both GPA and SSHFC for the Gallia ferries, amounted to D335,110,690.00.The Ports MD testified that he was not aware whether the office of the former president has correspondence with regard to the procurement of the ferries.According to GPA MD, the expected cost for the construction of slipways for the ferries was $500,000.00 noting that the total cost for Kunta Kinteh was 7,726,200.00 Euros but was quick to add that the office of the former president was not involved in the procurement of the said ferry.Prior to Tambadou’s testimony, former Permanent Secretaries at the Ministries of Trade and Agriculture, were also summoned by the Commission with regard the acquisition of Mahindra tractors, in the form of a loan agreement between the Government of The Gambia and the Mahindra Company in India.Naffie Barry, the permanent secretary at Ministry of Trade, Employment and Regional Integration, told the Commission that in November 2005, a delegation comprised of Balla Gaye, former Finance Minister and the former Chief Executive Officer of then GIPZA, went to India for a conclave and during the visit, a loan agreement was signed for the purchase of tractors.According to Mrs. Barry, she and Kebba S Touray, signed the loan agreement on behalf of the then Minister Balla Gaye, after they were given authority to sign on behalf of the minister.She explained that part of the agreement was the supply of 500 tractors with guaranty as well as an assembly plant; that the total loan was $6.7 million which she said, was signed by the then permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Suruwa B Jaiteh.Upon return from India, Mrs Barry said she forwarded the signed agreement to permanent secretaries at the Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Finance, as well as the Secretary General, office of the former president.Madam Barry further explained that it was based on the instruction of the Secretary General that the delegation was formed to visit India, after the Gambian consular had shortlisted two Companies for the procurement of tractors and that they decided to choose Mahindra; that the agreement was signed between the former Government and the Company.She recalled that upon their return from India, a report was made but she could not find the said report but was asked by the Commission Counsel Amie Bensouda, to find out and make it available to the Commission. However when shown a report by the Counsel, Mrs. Barry said it looked familiar but could not confirm as the one before the commission. PS Barry revealed that after recommending the Mahindra tractors, an agreement was signed on 12 April 2006, and the desire was for the tractors to be 500 units with the guaranty which she said, was signed by Suruwa B Jaiteh, the then Ps agric.She finally testified that she was informed that the tractors arrived but could not tell the Commission what happened to the said tractors, noting that she believed the purpose of the tractors was for the mechanisation of farming and creation of employment.Next to give evidence on the Mahindra tractors was Suruwa B Jaiteh, the former PS Agric who retired in 1998 but was on contract from 2005-2006, before he became a consultant.Mr. Jaiteh said during his capacity as Permanent Secretary 2, he was responsible for programs and budget, at the Ministry. He told the Commission that in 2006 they were summoned by the office of the former president to sign for the Mahindra tractors on behalf of Government, by the then Secretary General, Mambury Njie. Asked by Counsel Bensouda whether there was any proposal for the acquisition of the tractors by the Ministry, he responded in the affirmative noting that in India, they conducted an inspection of Companies regarding tractors and Mahindra was chosen to be the supplier of the tractors.Mr. Jaiteh further told the Commission that he signed for the acquisition of 500 tractors with Mahindra adding that by the time the tractors arrived, he was out of the system but arrangement was made with the Ministry of Finance for a consortium of Gambian entrepreneurs who can contract the tractors on loan.However, He said he did not know whether the consortium was formed because he was sent to jail but was informed that the former president took over the responsibility of the tractors and kept them at KGI.Kebba Manneh, Senior Manager, Technical Service at the GPA, also gave evidence on the Joint Venture Agreement for the purchase of Aljamdou and Kansala ferries.Momodou Lamin Gibba also testified on the Gallia ferries in his capacity as the then Managing Director of SSHFC, as well as PS Local Government, who continued his evidence on the land leased to the Gambia Milling Corporation and other matters.
The Liverpool winger won six titles while he was with the German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich but he got demoted with Stoke, something that marked his careerXherdan Shaqiri has won it all, from a national league to the UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup.But the Liverpool winger still remembers his worst defeat ever: getting demoted with Stoke from the English Premier League to the Championship.“Being relegated with Stoke was a very bad experience for the club and for me and I hope they can come back quickly. But despite what happened there, I am a Champions League winner. I think that deserves respect,” he was quoted by Sky Sports.“People should remember where I played before, the qualities I have, and what I have achieved in the game.”Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“I played for one of the biggest teams in the world in Munich and again I am playing for one of the big clubs,” he commented.“So I don’t feel any pressure from the Liverpool shirt.”“When I go back to Munich, the fans show me that I am loved. I want it to be the same here. Why not a second time?” he added.“I think I am settled now and showing my best form.”
Want to know if your partner’s cheating on you? Just listen to their voice This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Poland and Germany has found that women tend to lower their voices when competing sexually for a man. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the group describes their study involving participants in a speed-dating event and what they found. Citation: Study shows women lower their voice when competing for a man (2018, December 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-women-voice.html To learn more about the many facets of human courtship, the researchers received permission to record participants in two speed-dating events. In all, there were 30 participants, all heterosexual and all between the ages of 20 and 40. The researchers note also that the events transpired as usual—the women remained seated at their positions as the men traveled to each woman one by one. As the events unfolded, each participant made known their receptiveness to each potential mate by marking “Yes” or “No” on a questionnaire. Each participant was then able to see how many other people had marked “Yes” or “No” for each new “date” they spoke with.In listening to the recordings and comparing them to the scores the participants had received, the researchers spotted some patterns. First, men tended to lower their voices when speaking with someone that they would wind up giving a “Yes.” That was expected; prior research has shown that men tend to lower their voices when speaking with someone they find sexually attractive. But the researchers were surprised to find that the women did the same thing. Instead of making their voices higher when sexually attracted to a man, as prior research had suggested, the women participants tended to lower them—going husky, as it were. But there was also a caveat—the women only lowered their voices when speaking with a man they found sexually attractive if other women at the event had also judged him so by giving him a “Yes.”The researchers report that they found the women at the event to be choosier, also—they gave a “Yes” to just a third of the men they spoke with. Men, on the other hand, were less choosy, giving a “Yes” to half of all the women they met. Journal information: Proceedings of the Royal Society B © 2018 Science X Network More information: Katarzyna Pisanski et al. Voice pitch modulation in human mate choice, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2018). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1634 Credit: CC0 Public Domain
Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 61% of IT executives say they back up remote offices to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster. Statistic Source: Asigra This story appears in the December 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Need the Feed?RSS could stand for really simple syndication, but getting started with the relatively young XML technology can be a bit of a hassle. Being able to aggregate news alerts to more efficiently keep up with the latest information is a nice draw for RSS, but it’s been somewhat slow to catch on with users. Still, tons of websites and blogs are on the RSS bandwagon, making it hard to ignore. Quite a few software options are now available to make the process easier. FireFox users have a built-in way to get started: Look for sites like Yahoo! News that have an orange icon in the lower right-hand corner of the browser. Clicking on the icon lets you bookmark the RSS feed.For more advanced features, check out a third-party product like the free Pluck RSS Reader. Pluck features tight integration with FireFox and Internet Explorer, and it lets you find and manage feeds in a straightforward package. Pluck also offers a Web Edition that lets you keep up on your RSS feeds from the road. Other free RSS readers to check into include Awasuand The Big Feed Reader. The Standard Business edition of News-Gator, an RSS reader that integrates with Microsoft Outlook, is $1.95 per month.Swap HopBartering hasn’t disappeared; it’s just gone high-tech. SwapThing.comis a site designed for exchanging goods and services. The thousands of listings cover everything from used computers to graphic design and branding services. Businesses can swap their excess inventory, equipment or services with customers or other businesses.Cash can still be part of the equation. Some items can be purchased outright, or deals can be evened out with cash. A recent browse found more than 267,000 service listings, including PC training, business-plan help, editing and ghostwriting. Making your way through the categories can be a bit cumbersome, so your best bet is to search for what you need using relevant keywords. It’s free to list, but small transaction fees apply once a swap takes place–costs top out at $1 for completed transactions. It’s a low-risk way to get into bartering for your business. 24 million in 2003 to Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. December 1, 2005 37 million in 2004. Statistic Source: In-Stat Worldwide, the number of installed home networks grew from roughly Register Now » 2 min read
KB4340917 update released for Windows 10 version 1803 by Martin Brinkmann on July 25, 2018 in Windows – 13 commentsMicrosoft released KB4340917 for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, which brings the version of the operating system to 17134.191 after installation.It is the second update that Microsoft released for the latest stable version of Windows 10 version 1803 after last week’s release of KB4345421 which addressed several issues introduced by the July 2018 Patch Day.Up until today, only Windows 10 version 1803 received a second cumulative update after Patch Tuesday this month. It is possible that updates for previous versions of Windows 10 will be provided by Microsoft eventually.KB4340917 KB4340917 contains the following fixes and improvements according to the release notes:Fixed an issue with OpenType fonts that would not print in Win32 applications.Fixed a memory leak with DNS Response Rate Limiting in LogOnly mode.Addressed Remote App session issue that resulted in black screens when maximizing application windows on a secondary monitor.Addressed an IME issue with Japanese input in applications such as Microsoft Outlook.Addressed Quality of Service QOS parameters for Bluetooth connections related to peripherals.Fixed a SQL Server memory leak that would see memory usage grow over time when encrypting data using a symmetric key that has a certificate.Fixed an authentication issue in wireless PEAP environments with SSO that would send two authentication requests instead of just one; this could result in premature accuont lockouts. To enable the changes, admins need to create the Dword value DisableAuthRetry with the value of 1 on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan\PPP\EAP\26Fixed a roaming user profiles issue that caused the AppData\Local and AppData\Locallow folders to synchronize incorrectly during logon and logoff.Addressed a Push to Install service registration issue.Universal CRT Ctype family of functions improvements in regards to handling EOF as valid input.Fixed additional time zone information issues.Addresses an issue that causes devices within Active Directory or Hybrid AADJ++ domains to unexpectedly unenroll from Microsoft Intune or third-party MDM services after installing provisioning package updates (PPKG). This issue occurs on devices that are subject to the Auto MDM Enrollment with AAD Token Group Policy. If you ran the script Disable-AutoEnrollMDMCSE.PS1 as a workaround for this issue, run Enable-AutoEnrollMDMCSE.PS1 from a PowerShell window in Administrator mode after installing this update.KB4340917 is available through Windows Update on systems with automatic update functionality enabled. You can run a manual check for updates to have it picked up immediately by pressing Windows-I, opening Updates & Security, andThe update is also available for direct download on the Microsoft Update Catalog website.Now You: What is your experience with the new update?SummaryArticle NameKB4340917 update released for Windows 10 version 1803DescriptionMicrosoft released KB4340917 for Windows 10 version 1803, the April 2018 Update, which brings the version of the operating system to 17134.191 after installation.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRailway passengers are being advised to expect disruption as the West Coast main line closes for 16 days over the summer. Network Rail plan to carry out engineering work at the busy Acton Grange junction near Warrington between Saturday July 20 and Sunday August 4. The work is part of the £27m Great North Rail Project scheme and will be track, cabling, overhead lines and signalling upgraded during the closure. The section of line, between Crewe and Preston, is used by more than 260 trains a day. Martin Frobisher, managing director for Network Rail’s London North Western route, said: “The West Coast main line is Europe’s busiest mixed-use railway. It is the economic backbone of Britain. Read MoreMotorway cops use HGV to spot drivers on phones or not wearing seatbelts “With more than 260 trains using this junction every day, it is vital to keep it in good condition. We need to replace it and upgrade it to ensure a reliable railway for passengers for many years to come. “To deliver work of this scale and magnitude, we must close the junction for 16 days this summer. The alternative would be many weekends of disruption to passengers and much higher cost. “We have worked closely with our train and freight operator colleagues to minimise the disruption and to keep as many trains moving as possible. I would urge passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel at www.nationalrail.co.uk .” Read MoreMotorcyclist and pedestrian airlifted to hospital after collision on busy road Train operators and Network Rail say they plan to keep passengers moving while the work takes place – with some passengers expected to have to change trains or use buses for sections of their journeys while the track is shut. Passengers are also being advised to allow more time Robert Nisbet, regional director for the Rail Delivery Group, which represents the railway, said: “This vital engineering work is part of the rail industry’s plan to improve punctuality and make journeys better while keeping disruption to a minimum as much as we can. “We encourage people who are planning to take the train during these weeks to check before they travel by visiting www.nationalrail.co.uk or speaking to their train operator.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman
While everyone is busy playing songs and giving voice commands to Amazon Alexa, the amazing voice assistant developed by Amazon is utilized by the US space agency, NASA, to organize their data-centric tasks efficiently. Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA,Tom Soderstrom, said “If you have Alexa-controlled Amazon Echo smart speaker at home, tell her to enable the ‘NASA Mars’ app. Once done, ask Alexa anything about the Red Planet and she will come back with all the right answers. This enables serverless computing where we don’t need to build for scale but for real-life work cases and get the desired results in a much cheaper way. Remember that voice as a platform is poised to give 10 times faster results. It is kind of a virtual helpdesk. Alexa doesn’t need to know where the data is stored or what the passwords are to access that data. She scans and quickly provides us what we need. The only challenge now is to figure out how to communicate better with digital assistants and chatbots to make voice a more powerful medium,” emphasized Soderstrom. Serverless computing gives developers the flexibility of deploying and running applications and services without thinking about scale or server management. AWS is the market leader in providing fully-managed infrastructure services, helping organizations to focus more on product development. Alexa, for example, can help JPL (federally-funded research and development centre, managed for NASA) employees scan through 400,000 sub-contracts and get the requested copy of the contract from the data-set right on the desktop in a jiffy. JPL has also integrated conference rooms with Alexa and IoT sensors which helps them solve queries quickly. One of the JPL executives also stressed on the fact that AI is not going to take away the human jobs by saying “ AI will transform industries ranging from healthcare to retail and e-commerce and auto and transportation. Sectors that won’t embrace AI will be left behind, Humans are 80 percent effective and machines are also 80 percent effective. When you bring them together, they’re nearly 95 percent effective” Hence, voice controlled AI- powered digital assistants are here to stay empowering Digital Transformation. Read Next How to Add an intent to your Amazon Echo skills Microsoft commits $5 billion to IoT projects Building Voice technology on IoT projects
President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach chairs the IOC Executive board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,Tuesday, July, 28, 2015. Malaysia is hosting the 128th International Olympic Committee executive board meeting where the vote for the host cities of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games will take place. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Men’s health affects baby’s health too Sponsored Stories Comments Share Parents, stop beating yourself up South Sudan, which split from Sudan and became independent in 2011, could be formally approved by the full IOC session beginning Friday. It would become the 206th country — the latest after Kosovo — to gain Olympic recognition. This would allow South Sudan to send a team to Rio next year.At the 2012 London Olympics, South Sudanese marathon runner Guor Marial competed as an independent athlete under the IOC flag.On Friday, representatives from Almaty and Beijing will make final presentations to the IOC before the vote. If Beijing wins, the Chinese capital would become the first city to host both a Winter and Summer Games.Also Friday, either Brasov, Romania or Lausanne, Switzerland will be chosen host city of the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.Local media, meanwhile, reported that the president of the Olympic Council of Malaysia, Prince Tunku Imran, said he had discussed with his Singaporean counterparts the possibility of the two countries submitting a joint bid for the 2028 or 2032 Olympics.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The difference between men and women when it comes to pain KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The International Olympic Committee executive board meetings have begun, setting the stage for Friday’s vote to decide which city will host the 2022 Winter Games.The choice between Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan is the centerpiece of the weeklong meetings in the Malaysian capital.The executive board and later the full IOC membership will also receive status updates on preparations for next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Rio has been beset by concerns over its polluted waterways, including the venues for the sailing and rowing events. Tokyo last week scrapped the original design of a new Olympic main stadium because of soaring costs which reached $2 billion. Construction was supposed to begin in October, but will now not begin until early next year.As the 15 members of the IOC’s executive board began meeting Tuesday, they discovered that Boston had dropped out of the bidding for the 2024 Olympics.Beset by poor communication, low public support and an active opposition group, the U.S. Olympic Committee decided to cut ties with the east coast city. With a Sept. 15 deadline for official submission of candidates, the USOC could turn to Los Angeles as a new bidder.“We were all excited when (Boston) was announced, but it seems to have stumbled since,” IOC vice president John Coates, a key player in the organization of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, told The Associated Press on the way into Tuesday’s meeting. “But it’s better to face up to these things early if you don’t have full public support.”The executive board was expected to consider, among other items on the agenda, whether to give recognition to South Sudan.
Source = Ethiopian Airlines ShebaMiles web pageEthiopian launches renovated ShebaMiles web pageEthiopian Airlines, the largest and fastest growing African airline, proudly announces that it has launched a newly redesigned ShebaMiles Frequent Flyer Program web page to improve customers’ online experience in terms of ease of use, data quality and better control on account management through enhanced self-service options.The new ShebaMiles web page, among other features, incorporates digital card download option, reduced number of fields for enrolment process, tool tips, improved validations and supplementary information for each field, tier upgrade calculator and custom navigation for better user experience.Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said, “In an effort to continuously improve our services and meet the high expectation of our customers, we have now revamped our ShebaMiles web page with a major focus on enhancing our customers’ experience; improved self service capability, easy online retro claiming process, fast search and navigation with streamlined support information. Systems Development being one of the pillars of our fifteen years strategic road map, Vision 2025, currently, we are implementing and incorporating the latest IT systems in Aviation Technology. Moreover, we are heading towards a totally paperless operational environment. I would like to thank our IT and Customer Loyalty team, who jointly redesigned the new web page to further actualize our customer focused approach for ensuring a sustainable growth.”Ethiopian ShebaMiles members, flying both on Ethiopian or the Star Alliance network worldwide, can easily access and enjoy membership privileges on www.ethiopianairlines.com Ethiopian Airlinesbook flights hereAbout Ethiopian Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is the fastest growing Airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operation, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivalled in efficiency and operational success.Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating the youngest and most modern fleet to 95 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian fleet includes ultra-modern and environmentally friendly aircraft such as Airbus A350, Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter, Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years. In fact, Ethiopian is the first airline in Africa to own and operate these aircraft.Ethiopian is currently implementing a 15-year strategic plan called Vision 2025 that will see it become the leading aviation group in Africa with seven business centers: Ethiopian Domestic and Regional Airline; Ethiopian International Passenger Airline; Ethiopian Cargo; Ethiopian MRO; Ethiopian Aviation Academy; Ethiopian In-flight Catering Services; and Ethiopian Ground Service. Ethiopian is a multi-award winning airline registering an average growth of 25% in the past seven years.
RelatedMore people fly from Glasgow on ski holidaysRecord numbers of people are flying from Glasgow Airport to go on skiing holidaysCheap flights from Glasgow popular among English travellersThousands of English holidaymakers have used Glasgow Airport to take advantage of the airport’s cheap flights.Jet2.com Lands at Glasgow AirportJet2.com has today (14 September) unveiled Glasgow Airport as its eighth and newest base, bringing substantial investment. Glasgow Airport is following up its £31 million makeover by launching an advertising campaign which aims to encourage English holidaymakers to fly from the Scottish hub.Families from Carlisle are being targeted in particular, with Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, noting that flying from north of the border makes financial sense.More than £200 could be saved by flying to Malaga from Glasgow rather than departing from Manchester Airport, for instance, while an £800 reduction could be achieved on return flights to Florida.”Typically, a family of four could save hundreds of pounds on their summer holiday if they fly from Glasgow Airport during August or September,” commented Ms McMillan.”With around 90 destinations worldwide available from Glasgow, canny Cumbrians will be surprised how far their budget takes them from Glasgow this summer.”The switch to Glasgow makes even more sense when location is taken into account – the Scottish airport lies 105 miles from Carlisle, while Manchester is 120 miles away.Earlier this year, Glasgow Airport attempted to prompt Scots to book their family holidays early through its Time to Fly campaign.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
by The Associated Press Posted Jul 10, 2018 1:18 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gestures during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) MOSCOW – World Cup English-language ratings in the United States remained down from 2014 through the quarterfinals, but improved from earlier in the tournament.The four games in Russia last weekend averaged 4,892,000 viewers on Fox and FS1, according to Nielsen Media Research. That was down 12 per cent from an average of 5,582,000 for the 2014 quarterfinals in Brazil on ABC and ESPN and up 13 per cent from the 4,337,000 average in South Africa on ABC and ESPN in 2010.Coverage of this year’s tournament on Fox and FS1 has averaged 2,716,000 viewers for 60 games through the quarterfinals. That is down 35 per cent from the 2014 average of 4,193,000 on ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 and down 8 per cent from the 2010 average of 2,947,000 on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.Excluding U.S. games in the group stage and round of 16 in prior years, this year’s average is down 21 per cent from 2014’s 3,423,000 and up 12 per cent from 2010’s 2,375,000.For Friday’s coverage on FS1, France’s 2-0 win over Uruguay starting at 10 a.m. EDT averaged 2,834,000 viewers and Belgium’s 2-1 victory over Brazil beginning at 2 p.m. averaged 3.85 million. For Saturday’s coverage on Fox, England’s 2-0 victory over Sweden averaged 5.25 million in the early game and Croatia’s penalty kicks win over Russia averaged 6,697,000 in the late match.Ratings were expected to drop from four years ago because of earlier kickoff times and the United States missing the World Cup for the first time since 1986.Figures include only television viewers and not those watching digital steams.___More AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/WorldCup US English WCup viewers drop 35 per cent through quarters
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Audible.com bestsellers for week ending December 7:Fiction1. Christmas Eve, 1914 by Charles Olivier, narrated by Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, Damon Herriman, James Scott, John Beck, Lance Guest, Gabe Greenspan & Nate Jones (Audible Studios)2. Alien: Out of the Shadows: An Audible Original Drama by Tim Lebbon & Dirk Maggs, narrated by Rutger Hauer, Corey Johnson, Matthew Lewis, Kathryn Drysdale, Laurel Lefkow, Andrea Deck & Mac McDonald (Audible Studios)3. Zero G by Dan Wells, narrated by Emily Woo Zeller, Margaret Ying Drake, Josh Hurley, Eddy Lee, Jennifer Van Dyck, Allyson Johnson & David Shih (Audible Studios)4. The Diary of a Hounslow Girl: An Audible Original by Ambreen Razia, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)5. Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts, narrated by Julia Whelan (Brilliance Audio)6. Have a Nice Day by Billy Crystal & Quinton Peeples, narrated by Justin Bartha, Annette Bening, Dick Cavett, Auli’l Cravalho, Billy Crystal, Rachel Dratch, Darrell Hammond, Christopher Jackson, Kevin Kline, Robin Thede & a full cast (Audible Studios)7. Storm Glass: The Harbinger Series, Book 1 by Jeff Wheeler, narrated by Kate Rudd (Brilliance Audio)8. The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly, narrated by Peter Giles (Hachette Audio)9. The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell, narrated by David Tennant (Hachette Audio)10. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, narrated by Cassandra Campbell (Penguin Audio)Nonfiction1. Becoming by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)2. Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins, narrated by the author & Adam Skolnick (Lioncrest Publishing)3. Out of My Mind by Alan Arkin, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)4. New Family Values by Andrew Solomon, narrated by the author (Audible Studios)5. Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets: An Audible Original by John Woolf & Nick Baker, narrated by Stephen Fry (Audible Studios)6. Jingle Bell Pop by John Seabrook, narrated by Erin Moon (Audible Studios)7. Everyday Meditation by Aaptiv, narrated by Ceasar F. Barajas (Aaptiv)8. Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, narrated by the author (Thomas Nelson Publishers)9. Twain’s Feast by Audible Originals, narrated by Nick Offerman (Audible Studios)10. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown, narrated by the author (Random House Audio)—–The Associated Press The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com by The Associated Press Posted Dec 11, 2018 12:32 pm PDT
LOS ANGELES — Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of “Empire,” the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism.But a scene that played out on a dark Chicago street in January has left Smollett facing felony charges and raised the possibility that “Empire” could mark the pinnacle of the 38-year-old’s career.Smollett, who is black and gay, told police he was the victim of a hate crime committed by men who threw liquid in his face, yelled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a noose around his neck. After a three-week investigation, Smollett was charged Wednesday with staging the attack with help from two brothers he knew and allegedly paid for their services.Even in an industry in which bad or erratic behaviour is expected , insiders and observers are stunned by what authorities allege was fakery intended in part to get Smollett publicity and a raise.“This is incredible. No one does this,” said Garth Ancier, a veteran network executive and a co-founder of the Fox network. If more money was his goal, that’s what agents and negotiations are for, he said, calling the alleged hoax “beyond the pale.”“It’s too bad that such a talented guy threw all that away,” Ancier said, adding he didn’t see how he could be kept on “Empire.”Producers appeared to be doing that for now, with Smollett travelling directly after being released from jail on bond Thursday to the “Empire” set. There are two episodes left to make of the 18 airing this season, the fifth year for the series starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard as hip-hop moguls Cookie and Lucious Lyon.Replacing Smollett at this point would be problematic. Writing his character, one of three Lyon sons, out of future seasons would be less so.Smollett’s legal team released a statement late Thursday calling Chicago police’s version of events “an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system.“Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing,” the statement said.After Smollett was charged, TNT’s celebrity battle-rap series “Drop the Mic” pulled an upcoming episode with him “in the interest of not being exploitative of an incredibly sensitive situation,” the network said in a statement.The Fox studio that makes “Empire” publicly stood behind Smollett when he first reported the attack and as skepticism about it arose. But it declined comment Thursday about what happens next as he fights charges of filing a false police report.Experts in the field of crisis management were pessimistic. The online mockery Smollett is taking is unlikely to stop, and it could hinder any attempt to re-emerge, said Eric Dezenhall, CEO of the public relations firm Dezenhall Resources.“The thing it’s really hard to come back from is ridicule,” Dezenhall said. “It can be easier to come back from something just bad. In our culture the whiff of something dangerous has a certain street cred. But here we’re talking about a combination of malevolence and ridiculousness.”Eden Gillott, president of Gillott Communications, offered a similar take.“This could be a career-killer. We’ve seen this many times. Society has become more intolerant and unforgiving,” said Gillott, citing instances ranging from Kevin Spacey’s firing from “House of Cards” for alleged sexual misconduct to Megyn Kelly’s “Today” exit after she defended blackface costumes.What Smollett is alleged to have done isn’t analogous to either one — or to just about anything that’s happened with a celebrity or prominent person in recent memory or in news files.There have been stunts, such as Joaquin Phoenix’s role in a so-called documentary, “I’m Still Here,” directed by actor Casey Affleck and supposedly about Phoenix’s career as a rapper in decline. The film’s release came with public apologies and lawsuits attached.Others have exaggerated their exploits, such as TV journalist Brian Williams’ account of being in a helicopter hit by a rocket in the 2003 Iraq invasion or Hillary Clinton’s 2008 account of landing under sniper fire during a 1990s trip as first lady.But Smollett, instead of creating an image-burnishing fiction, positioned himself as a victim and the deserving centerpiece for outrage directed at his attackers. He said those who questioned him made him feel “victimized.”The allegation that Smollett did it for money could be seen as both a betrayal and baffling, given what he earns: more than $1.8 million for the current 18-episode season of “Empire,” according to a person familiar with the situation.Dezenhall said it would be tough for Smollett, who proclaimed himself innocent of the charges through his lawyers, to explain himself publicly.“All of us have said something stupid, put something in an email we shouldn’t have — we can understand that. But very few of us would say, ‘I would orchestrate something like that to advance my career.’ There’s a difference between a mistake and a scheme,” Dezenhall said. His advice to Smollett: “‘Vanish for a few years, take up a cause, devote yourself to doing something good, and revisit it later.’”Or search out people like Kandi Burruss, the singer-songwriter and reality star.“I consider him a friend. I love him and regardless of if it’s true or not, I’m still going to be here for him. I hate the situation but I don’t hate the person,” she told The Associated Press Thursday at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.___AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton and Cindy Martin contributed to his report.___Check out the AP’scomplete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case.Lynn Elber, The Associated Press This image released by Fox shows Jussie Smollett, left, and Terrence Howard in a scene from the “The Depth of Grief” episode of “Empire,” which originally aired on Oct. 31. Smollett’s co-starring role in “Empire” may end up being the pinnacle of his career, industry observers and insiders said as the actor faces criminal charges that he faked a hate crime against himself. (Chuck Hodes/Fox via AP) by Lynn Elber, The Associated Press Posted Feb 22, 2019 4:23 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email If proven, Smollett allegations could be a ‘career killer’
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Still,” After the photo,Kevin Frayer—Getty Images A Uighur man washes himself before prayers next to abandoned traditional houses set to be demolished by authorities to m.VIEW MOREKevin Frayer—Getty Images1 of 27WorldIn the Shadow of Beijing’s Rule: Uighur Life in the Ancient City of KashgarEmily RauhalaAug 06 2014On the morning of July 30 in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar an imam named Juma Tahir led prayers to mark Eid al-Fitr Soon after the 74-year-old was found stabbed to death outside his 600-year-old mosque His murder capped days of violence in China’s vast and troubled northwest — and many fear augured conflict to comeThe territory that is today called Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region is and has long been contested space The oasis towns that circle the Taklamakan Desert are claimed as both the homeland of the mostly Muslim Turkic Uighur people and off and on for centuries as Chinese land With the founding of the People’s Republic of China the ruling Communist Party sent forth waves of military personnel to settle the area They have since been joined by migrants from the Chinese heartland most but not all of whom are from the ethnic Han majority; in 1949 Han people accounted for only about 6% of Xinjiang’s population; today the figure is more than 40%RelatedWorldChina Now Says Almost 100 Were Killed in Xinjiang ViolenceWorldChina Now Says Almost 100 Were Killed in Xinjiang ViolenceThe influx has left Xinjiang at odds Beijing says integration with the rest of China is revitalizing the region bringing money and jobs to the long-neglected west Uighurs counter that they have yet to reap the benefits of the economic boom and worry that their language religion and culture are threatened Many want greater independence for the land they call East Turkestan A small minority has fought for it waging a decades-long insurgency that has mostly targeted local symbols of state power including police stations transportation hubs and government officesThis year the unrest moved east In October 2013 an SUV driven by three members of a Uighur family plowed through crowds of holidaymakers in the heart of Beijing killing five including the occupants at the northern end of Tiananmen Square In March a group of black-clad attackers stabbed and slashed their way through a train-station in Kunming the capital of Yunnan province killing 29 State media blamed the bloody ambush and two subsequent attacks in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi on religious extremistsThe surge in violence prompted the government to tighten its grip on Xinjiang Its town squares are now patrolled by police officers carrying automatic weapons Across the Uighur heartland villages are sealed by police checkpoints Mistaking cultural practice for evidence of extremist thought local governments are monitoring people’s habits and dress: there have been campaigns to stop students and civil students from fasting during the Muslim holy month; age restrictions on mosque visits; and most recently in Karamay an ill-conceived move to ban women wearing veils and men sporting beards from the city’s public busesKashgar where Getty photographer Kevin Frayer made these pictures is at the heart of all this Sitting at the westernmost fringe of the People’s Republic closer to Baghdad than Beijing it has for centuries been a meeting point and trading hub the place that connected Constantinople (now Istanbul) to Xi’an before playing host to Britain and Russia’s spies during the 19th centuries "Great Game" A good portion of the alleys and warrens they wrote home about have since been bulldozed; China will flatten 85% of the old city — an unpopular project that is well under wayIt was outside the city in Kashgar prefecture Shache county that the most recent spate of bloodshed took root What happened there on July 27 is still disputed and because outside journalists are effectively barred from the area facts are scarce Chinese state media initially said "dozens" were killed Later they revised the official account reporting that 96 people including 37 civilians and 59 terrorists died in a rampage masterminded by extremists Their account is at odds with reporting by Radio Free Asia a nonprofit news service that linked the incident to state-led violence and suppression during RamadanDays later outside China’s largest mosque imam Tahir was killed China’s state newswire Xinhua reported his alleged assassins were "influenced by religious extremism" and plotted to "do something big" to increase their influence Other nonstate outlets were quick to note though that Tahir was not just any imam but a state-sanctioned one He held a position in the government-run China Islamic Association and was often quoted backing the party line Was that was got him killedThat like much else remains unclear But from wherever you stand the murder feels like a grisly message: The lines are drawn; pick a sideAfter a night of terror and chaos Parisians found themselves caught between wishing life could go on as normal and fear that the bloodshed was not yet over The City of Lights ground to a virtual standstill with the authorities closing schools museums libraries food markets swimming pools and leisure centers Security was boosted at city halls across Paris Sports matches were canceled many metro lines were shut and Disneyland Paris closed its doors for the first time since it opened in 1992 as the city reeled from the deadliest attack since World War II But in the 10th arrondissement where two of the attacks took place many cafés and shops were open on Saturday Dozens of people wandered the streets their faces fixed in somber defiance of the authorities instructions to stay inside for now It’s a feeling I can understand I had not been dispatched to Paris on assignment as a journalist I had come for a weekend away with four friends and spent Friday wandering cobbled streets in the Marais eating crepes sipping coffee and visiting museums When the first explosions went off on Friday night I wasnt looking at my phone As we emerged from the metro about a quarter past ten and walked towards the restaurant where we planned to celebrate our friends birthday it was immediately clear that the mood had shifted in the twenty minutes we had spent underground Paris was not bustling with Friday night revelers but with tense clusters of people on the streets I glanced at my phone disoriented and saw that there were reports of some kind of soccer-related violence at the Stade de France But the scenes in central Paris told a different story: sirens were wailing nearby and the same words kept echoing on the crowded streets: Charlie Hebdo We arrived at the restaurant we had booked for dinner to find it had pulled all its shutters down and looked closed Paris was under attack we were told While the dozen people and staff still in the restaurant tried to carry on as normal serving dishes and mixing cocktails my phone began flashing relentlessly with messages flooding TIMEs breaking news chat room In between courses and clinking glasses the death toll kept climbing: 18 dead then 26 then 60 One hundred hostages Four attacks then six Facebook wanted to know if we were safe sending out an alert Id only seen people use before during earthquakes French President François Hollande imposed a state of emergency for the second time since 1961 and required all people entering the country to show documentation Even taxi-hailing app Uber urged everyone to stay inside I had written about terror many times before but I had never felt it until last night The apartment we had rented for the weekend was nearly an hours walk away from the restaurant Worse still it was in the 10th arrondissement less than a mile from three of the sites we knew to be under attack Every taxi we saw was occupied the nearby hotels were full and our cellphones were all so close to being out of battery that we couldnt effectively search the #PorteOuverte (#OpenDoor) hashtag to find somewhere safe to stay Stuck in the restaurant we had no choice but to try and act as though things were okay After all unlike so many others we were safe "What the terrorists want is for us to be afraid" each one of us would say from time to time as if we werent By the time we found a taxi and left the restaurant it was past 4am The streets of Paris had emptied and 127 people were dead This morning after a couple of hours of snatched sleep I joined the crowds gathering at the corner of Rue Bichat to lay flowers and light candles outside Le Petit Cambodge restaurant and Le Carillon bar where more than a dozen people were killed on Friday night "I thought I was hearing fireworks" sobbed one woman hugging her neighbor Opposite the bar and restaurant a long line of people waited for more than two hours to donate blood at the medical center On the other side of town at the Hpital Universitaire de la Pitié-Salptrière families of people injured in Fridays attacks huddled together outside the emergency room "We are still afraid of course Always This is all the fault of President Hollande he needs to get out of Syria"" says Christophe whose wife has just had an operation to remove the shrapnel in her leg after being injured in the explosion by a McDonalds near Stade du France "I am desperate to see her the doctors havent let me yet" he says his eyes filling with tears Christophe who asked TIME not to publish his last name is of Serbian origin but was born and raised in Paris Once his wife has recovered he wants to move away with their four-year-old son "France is a catastrophe" Fabien Leroi 31 agrees that he would no longer feel comfortable bringing his three-month-old baby into central Paris given what has happened Leroi has come to visit his colleague who was shot last night at the Bataclan "The bullet just missed his liver" says Leroi who received news at 5am that his friend was in the hospital "2015 its been a tough year for France" Witness Paris Mourn the Day After Deadly Attacks The Eiffel 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inbox Contact us at editors@timecomMa Ying-jeou is having a bad week Taiwan’s President went into this weekend’s local elections battered his approval ratings low Then on Saturday his party the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) got thoroughly trounced losing ground across the island including key mayoral posts in Taichung and Taipei The results prompted Prime Minister Jiang Yi-huah to resign and 80 cabinet colleagues to also offer to step down an act of contrition that may or may not be enough to staunch growing dissatisfaction with the government’s handling of food-safety scandals the economy and the island’s relations with China Ma may yet resign his chairmanship of the KMT China and Taiwan have been at odds since Mao Zedong’s communists prevailed and the nationalists beat a retreat across the strait Ma came to power in 2008 promising to put existential questions about Taiwan’s relationship with China on hold focusing instead on building economic ties with the Chinese mainland He was re-elected in 2012 in a hard-fought battle with the opposition Democratic Progress Party (DPP) which is generally more skeptical of Beijing It was a narrow victory Ma beat challenger Tsai Ing-wen by about 6% of the vote and in the years since his government lost more ground This spring demonstrators occupied the legislature under the banner of the Sunflower Movement to protest the government’s handling of a proposed trade pact with China only heightening the sense of a political reckoning to come This weekend voters delivered it While it might be tempting especially from a distance to read the results as a sort of referendum on cross-strait ties to do so is to misunderstand the island’s electoral landscape What the results show Taiwan watchers say is that the voting public is deeply unhappy with the status quo under the KMT including but not limited to their China policy They are worried about quality of life issues clean government and want their leaders to focus on competing globally not just trading with China “These are local elections fought on local issues by local personalities so we have to be careful not to overinterpret the results” says Alan D Romberg distinguished fellow and the director of the East Asia program at the Stimson Center in Washington DC “Cross-strait relations were not at the center this time but next time in [the 2016 general elections] they will be” Indeed the KMT losses are particularly striking considering that the 2016 presidential election is fast approaching The prospect of a KMT defeat in that contest that is to say a win by the opposition DPP could potentially alter the calculus of cross-strait ties Unlike the KMT which accepts some iteration of Beijing’s “one-China policy” the DPP is more reticent The DPP maintains that Taiwan is already a sovereign nation and should engage with China on those terms The DPP does not see reunification in the future a no-no for Beijing As such the prospect of a DPP government in 2016 is sure to worry the Communist Party’s top cadres Says Shelley Rigger a Taiwan specialist at Davidson College in North Carolina: “Beijing is definitely not loving this” Especially right now Since late September pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong have occupied for long stints three neighborhoods in the former British colony demanding a more representative voting system The movement is like the Sunflower Movement before it student-led and fueled by a deep distrust of the ruling Chinese Communist Party in Beijing Though Hong Kong is not as any Taiwan person would tell you the same as Taiwan Beijing cannot be pleased with the parallel Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade province and compares Hong Kong to an impertinent child At a time when President Xi Jinping is speaking evocatively of an “Asia-Pacific dream” and forging ties abroad it is awkward to have trouble at (what he considers) home Going forward Taiwan politicians must find ways to engage with China without alienating a public that is increasingly wary of Beijing’s embrace “The question for China is: How do we deal with a Taiwan that does not make anything easy” Rigger says After the week he has had President Ma may be wondering the same thing Write to Emily Rauhala at emily_rauhala@timeasiacomTheres good evidence that fish oil supplements may lower the risk of second heart events like a heart attack or stroke in people with heart disease but few rigorous studies have investigated whether the supplement can help people to lower their risk of having a heart event in the first place And while some data suggests that people with lower levels of vitamin D tend to have higher rates of heart disease and cancer the evidence isnt solid Now a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association offers more findings about the effects of these two supplements on heart disease and cancer While they don’t appear to do much overall in this study fish oil seems to help specific groups of people and the researchers believe that vitamin D may simply take longer to have an effect on cancer rates and deaths The VITAL study (VITamin D and omegA-3 triaL) set out to provide some more answers on what if any effect the two nutrients have on health It is the first large-scale rigorous controlled study to investigate how omega-3 supplements may affect heart disease risk in a people without a history of heart problems More than 25800 people were randomly assigned to one of four groups: one received 2000 IU of vitamin D a day and a placebo another took 1g of omega-3 fatty acids a day with a placebo a third took both 2000 IU of vitamin D and 1g of omega-3 a day and the last group received two daily placebos All volunteers took their assigned nutrients for approximately five years and researchers logged everything from cancer diagnoses to major heart events including heart attack and stroke as well as deaths from cancer and heart disease The researchers led by Dr JoAnn Manson from the Brigham and Womens Hospital and professor of womens health at Harvard Medical School combined the studies of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids because they are not known to interact with each other in significant ways that would affect health outcomes VITAL allowed her group to study both nutrients in an efficient way for their effects on heart disease and cancer two chronic diseases that affect a large proportion of the population The people taking omega-3 fatty acids did not have a lower rate of heart events compared to the people taking placebo But the results dont necessarily suggest that fish oil can only help people with a history of heart problems The researchers in VITAL looked at overall heart outcomes together combining heart attack stroke and heart-related deaths; taken together they found no difference between people taking omega-3 supplements and placebo When they pulled out individual heart events however they found some interesting patterns People taking the omega-3 supplements showed a 28% lower risk of having a heart attack compared to people taking placebo In addition people who reported eating less fish seemed to show a greater benefit in lowering their risk of heart problems compared to people who ate more fish Manson and her team also found that African-American volunteers in the omega-3 group lowered their risk of heart problems more than whites taking the fish oil supplements That finding she says remained regardless of how much fish the African-American volunteers ate which suggests some possible genetic reasons for why African-Americans may benefit more from omega-3 fatty acids "We dont know if this is a chance finding or if it may in fact point to an important way to reduce heart risk in African-Americans" says Manson When they looked at the effects of vitamin D they also found little difference among those taking the nutrient and those taking placebo when it came to overall heart disease and cancer measures But again Manson says that doesnt mean vitamin D is not playing a role in cancer Some studies suggest that the vitamin can inhibit the progression of tumors so while it may not lower the rate of new cancers it could reduce the risk of dying from cancer And because cancer takes longer to develop longer term studies would need to verify if thats indeed the case "If someone has a cancer that hasnt yet been diagnosed but is already present vitamin D may make that cancer less invasive and less likely to spread" she says Manson is planning on doing more research to delve further into the question of whether vitamin D supplements have differing effects on cancer at various stages of the disease In about six months she says she also plans on reporting additional outcomes from VITAL including whether vitamin D and omega-3 supplements have any effect on diabetes cognitive function mood disorders like depression infections and autoimmune diseases Contact us at editors@timecom 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