DU admissions 2014: Over 13 lakh applications received from Delhi

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first_imgDelhi University registrations for admissions have come to an end with the online applications of BMS shutting down, for rest of the courses the pocess got over on June 16 itself. In total, it saw a total of over 2.7 lakh applications. Out of the total applications received for the admissions to Four Year Undergraduate Programmes (FYUP) at DU, Delhi had the maximum number of applicants.A total of 1, 32, 659 students from Delhi wish to take admissions in UG courses of the University for this session. This list has been followed by UP and Uttarakhand from where 66, 600 candidates applied. Only 154 candidates applied from Karnataka.State-wise distribution of applications received for FYUP admissions at University of Delhi:    Delhi: 1, 32, 659    UP and Uttarakhand: 66, 600 candidates    Haryana: 37, 237candidates    Bihar and Jharkhand: 15, 945 candidates    Rajasthan: 6, 132 candidates    MP and Chattisgarh: 4, 396 candidates    Punjab: 2, 737candidates    Jammu and Kashmir: 1, 267 candidates    Himachal Pradesh: 938 candidates    Maharashtra: 632 candidates    Gujarat: 390 candidates    Andhra Pradesh: 617 candidates    Karnataka: 154 candidates    Tamil Nadu: 331 candidates    Kerala: 607 candidates    West Bengal: 2, 146 candidates    Orissa: 679 candidates    Assam: 1, 575 candidates    North Eastern: 2, 648 candidatesAround 60,000 candidates have applied for English, which has become the most sought-after course, though, there is an availability of only 4,362 seats in this course in DU.The race for 54, 000 seats in 70 different colleges of Delhi University began on June 2.  The first cut-off will be released on June 24.Important dates:First admission list by: June 24, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the first admission list: June 26, 2014Second admission list by: June 27, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the second admission list: June 30, 2014Third admission list by: July 1, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the third admission list: July 3, 2014advertisementFourth admission list by: July 4, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fourth admission list: July 7, 2014Fifth admission list by: July 8, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fifth admission list: July 10, 2014Sixth admission list by: July 11, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the sixth admission list: July 12, 2014Seventh admission list by: July 14, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the seventh admission list: July 15, 2014Eighth admission list by: July 16, 2014    Last date for admission and payment of fees under the eighth admission list: July 17, 2014Ninth admission list by: July 18, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the ninth admission list: July 19, 2014Tenth admission list by: July 21, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the tenth admission list: July 22, 2014last_img read more

Parliament completes first stage of budgetary exercise

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first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 16 (PTI) Parliament tonight completed the first stage of the budgetary exercise as Rajya Sabha returned the relevant bills which Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha termed as the budget for upliftment of India. Winding up the debate on the Budget in the Upper House, Sinha countered opposition charge about inflation, saying the government has done a “good job” in managing inflation and the prices of most of the commodities with the exception of pulses has either come down or has remain stable. The Appropriation Bill and Vote on Account Bills were passed on the last day of first part of the Budget session after a discussion during which the opposition said the Budget lacks “direction and purpose”. Sinha insisted that the government policies were dedicated to the poor and uplifting the last man in the row. “Ye desh ki udaan ka Budget hai (this Budget is for the upliftment of the country),” he said, adding the proposals have focused on poor and he farm sector. The Minister further said that the decision to keep the fiscal deficit under check at 3.5 per cent of the GDP for 2016-17 was highly appreciated by the Economist magazine and has also evoked good response from the bond market. Brushing aside the opposition criticism that the government has curtailed allocations for sociakl sector schemes, Sinha said “we have earmarked substantial funds for healthcare and irrigation and plans for SC and ST. (MORE) PTI NKD/RR/CS/AMR/SKC AKK AKKlast_img read more

Start Date for AVIs Scheme Announced

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first_imgzoom The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) have announced the start date for the IIMS accredited vessel inspectors (AVIs) scheme, for CMID work on a worldwide basis as 1 June. The registration for IIMS AVIs starts at the beginning of May in order to allow for processing of applications from 1 June.“The accreditation process for CMID vessel inspectors, to be known as accredited vessel inspectors or AVIs for short, will be explained on a new website devoted to the CMID AVI community,” says Chris Baldwin IMCA’s Technical Adviser.“This initiative is being collaboratively delivered by IMCA and the IIMS and will radically alter the vessel inspection expectations of all stakeholders as the AVI badge will become the ‘industry standard’ symbol of quality for CMID reports.”According to Baldwin, the new version is designed to be more useful than ever as an audit tool, and will see the introduction of a discrete number of vessel type supplements for DP, Towing, Anchor Handling and DSV.” We are planning to introduce the new version in July and will let the users get familiar with the new version before we commence the international workshop programme in September,” he added.The AVI scheme, being run and managed by MSA, a subsidiary of IIMS, will be established on a worldwide basis with initial and refresher training courses being made available in all major regions where IMCA members operate. Having gained accredited status, vessel inspectors/auditors will be issued with an identify card embossed with both an IIMS logo and a declaration that the accreditation is recognised by IMCA.The Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID) and its companion the Marine Inspection for Small Workboats (MISW), published by IMCA, is a globally recognised vessel safety audit system aimed at reducing the number of audits carried out on individual marine vessels by adoption of a standard format for inspection.CMID/MISW is there to assess three measures of vessel assurance – the safety of personnel; the protection of the environment; and to visually inspect the internal integrity of the vessel’s hull (i.e. its watertight integrity).The CMID applies to vessels 24m and over as well as the +500GRT, with the IMCA M 189 MISW applying to vessels less than 500GRT and 24m in length.last_img read more

Crewman with Leg Injury Evacuated from Tanker

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first_imgzoom A 39-year-old Croatian crewman has been evacuated from the crude oil tanker MV Almi Navigator off Port Elizabeth, South Africa.The ship reported the patient to Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) and after a Government Health EMS duty doctor evaluated the patient in communications with the ship, the ship was diverted to Port Elizabeth for a patient evacuation.“An injury to the crewman’s leg sustained onboard earlier in the month had progressively worsened and after evaluation by the EMS duty doctor an evacuation to hospital was ordered for as soon as possible,” Ian Gray, NSRI Port Elizabeth station commander, said.The sea rescue craft Spirit of Toft was launched accompanied by EC Government Health EMS rescue paramedics.It rendezvoused with the ship off the shore of Port Elizabeth in the early evening hours the same day and the patient, walking wounded, was transferred onto the sea rescue craft. He was brought to shore and transported to hospital in a stable condition for further medical treatment, NSRI informed.last_img read more

Bahri Sees Profit Drop in 2017

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first_imgzoom National Shipping Company Of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) reported a net income of SAR 800.3 million (USD 213.3 million) in 2017, down by 53.4% from the previous year’s net income of SAR 1.7 billion.As explained, the decrease in net income was mainly due to lower rates in the international spot market, specifically in oil and chemicals. This was accompanied by a rise in bunker costs due to higher bunker prices in 2017.In addition, a decrease in the share of profits of Petredec limited, which is 30.3% owned by Bahri, by 65 million contributed to the profit drop.Bahri clarified that an increase in the provision of the withholding tax during the period ended December 31, 2017, a rise in the financing expenses to fund the expansion of the company’s fleet, the loss of revaluation of financial derivatives and an increase in general and administrative expenses were also reasons for the profit decrease.According to Bahri, the addition of new vessels to its fleet and the growth in the logistics service sector have reduced the impact of lower transport prices on the company’s performance.Bahri released its 2017 financial information on the same day when it took delivery of a new very large crude carrier (VLCC) in South Korea.Named Qamran, the newly received vessel is the third VLCC to join Bahri’s fleet this year, following the deliveries of Kassab in January and Lawhah in February, bringing the total number of Bahri’s fleet to 91 vessels including 44 VLCCs.Built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), the 300,000 dwt carrier features a length of 330 meters and a width of 60 meters. It is part of the ten VLCCs Bahri ordered from the South Korean company in May 2015 in line with the Saudi conglomerate’s strategic long-term maritime growth and expansion plan.“Qamran has renewed our resolve to revolutionize the maritime industry through diversified and innovative solutions designed to meet various needs in the market. More importantly, it has further bolstered Bahri’s capability to continue our support to the Kingdom’s ambitious initiatives such as the Saudi Vision 2030, and contribute to the country’s efforts to reinforce its pre-eminent position as a strategic regional hub and logistics gateway across continents,” Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, commented.last_img read more

Jagan Mohan Reddy prays at Tirupati temple

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first_imgTirupati: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister designate Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday offered prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala here. Clad in traditional dress and sporting ‘thirunamam’ on his forehead, the YSR Congress Party chief prayed in the temple and took blessings from the priests. Jagan Mohan Reddy, who will take oath as the Chief Minister on Thursday, was accompanied by party leaders Vijay Sai Reddy, R.K. Roja, B. Karunakar Reddy, Peddireddy Ramachandra Reddy and others. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Executive Officer A.K. Singhal and other officials welcomed Jagan Mohan Reddy, who participated in various rituals conducted by top priests. Jagan, as the young leader is popularly known, made offerings in ‘Hundi’ and received ‘prasadam’. The YSRCP stormed to power last week, bagging 151 seats in 175-member Assembly.last_img read more

Our dream is to provide every resident free treatment within a km

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first_imgNEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday inaugurated an Aam Aadmi Mohalla Clinic in his constituency Patparganj on Saturday. This is the fourth mohalla clinic in the deputy chief minister’s constituency, with 4 more expected to come up by Novemeber.”The Delhi government is working on the health and education of its citizens in a manner never done in India before. We have a dream for Delhi –that if you fall ill anywhere in the city, an MBBS doctor should be available within 1km to treat you. Whichever area you live in, whether you have money in your pocket or not, you’ll have a doctor to treat you,” Sisodia said at the event. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”It’s said about London that no matter where you are, there’s always a metro station within 500 metres of you. We want Delhi to be famous for having a doctor for every resident within a kilometre,” Sisodia said. The Deputy CM said four more clinics are in the pipeline for Patparganj. “One clinic had to be demolished because of the petty politics of the BJP, which we’ve now built here. We have plans for more. Soon, Patparganj will have 8 mohalla clinics.” Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Sometimes one wonders that though we’ve been working very hard for the past 4.5 years, what did we get in return? What we get in return is the smile on the faces of satisfied Mohalla Clinic patients,” said Dy CM Sisodia. “Our earnings aren’t money or fancy posts, our wealth is the smile on the face of mohalla clinic patients, the confidence in the gait of our government school students. Own these achievments, celebrate them. Engage with BJP workers on them. Tell BJP people, this is what we have done. Now show me what you have managed to do,” Sisodia added. Speaking about Delhi government schools, Sisodia said: “You must be aware that our schools posted a pass percentage of almost 95% in Class 12 board exams this year. Well, today, the results of compartmental exams have come out, and the pass percentage is now 96.5%. This has never happened in Delhi before.” Sisodia also put in a special request to the doctor who will run the mohalla clinic. “Mohalla clinic doctors have become known for their pleasant behaviour with patients. I request you to carry on this tradition. Not for me, but for the other members of your fraternity who have built this wonderful image of the mohalla clinics,” the deputy CM said. “I am very happy and impressed with the clinic that has been set up, and the pace at which all the work was done. I have been given every equipment I asked for. You don’t always expect such alacrity from governments,” said a doctor.last_img read more

Detained at home dictatorial authority invoked in JK Farooq Abdullah

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first_imgSrinagar/New Delhi: National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said he has been put under house arrest, asserting that a “dictatorial” authority has been invoked and not a “democratic” one in Jammu and Kahmir. In an emotional outburst, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said he “broke the door” to come out and speak to the media. Emphasising that the guarantee of the Article370 was in India’s Constitution, he said,”dictatorial authority has been invoked and not a democratic authority that we thought they will invoke. I don’t know how many have been arrested. Nobody is allowed to come in or go out, we are under house arrest,” he said.last_img

Southern BC bracing for round 2 of flooding as snowpacks melt

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first_imgGRAND FORKS, B.C. – Flood weary residents in southern British Columbia are being told to brace for round two as rising temperatures accelerate the melting of high elevation snowpacks.The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary says about 3,000 residents remain under an evacuation order due to the threat of a second flood, with rivers expected to rise by mid-week to levels close to those experienced on Thursday.The district is urging property owners in hard hit Grand Forks to keep sand bags in place and be prepared to leave again at a moment’s notice.Members of the public are also reminded not to enter evacuation order zones, even with boats, because of serious safety concerns.The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen said on Sunday that the Similkameen River was projected to reach historic levels by Friday, potentially pushing several feet of additional water back into Osoyoos Lake.Some dikes failed when overtopped by floodwaters last week and crews are repairing them in priority sequences, as well as pumping water from low-lying neighbourhoods close to the dike breaches, the regional district said.About 100 properties have been evacuated in the area and another 600 are under evacuation alert. All rural electoral areas and several municipalities are under states of emergency.Crews have been using digital assets, GIS technology and aerial surveys to map damaged areas and compile data about flood impacts.Premier John Horgan has said this may be a “one-in-one-hundred-years” flooding season and the provincial government will review its options for further supporting impacted communities Monday morning.last_img read more

Gymnastics coach arrested in Edmonton for alleged sex crimes in Montreal

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first_imgMONTREAL – An Alberta-based gymnastics coach is facing sexual assault charges in Montreal dating back to the 1980s and early ’90s, Quebec provincial police said Wednesday.Michel Arsenault was arrested in Edmonton by Quebec detectives and local authorities.A Quebec provincial police spokeswoman said an arrest warrant for Arsenault identifies six alleged female victims and that Arsenault faces seven charges, including four of assault and three of sexual assault.Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau said the women were all between 10 and 20 at the time of the alleged crimes.Arsenault, 56, is expected to appear in a Montreal courtroom May 24.Police say he is free on a promise to appear in court but must respect certain conditions.Bilodeau said all the alleged crimes detailed in the arrest warrant occurred in Montreal, and investigators have not ruled out other potential alleged victims elsewhere in the province.Last January, Quebec provincial police informed the public of the ongoing investigation without naming a suspect.Wednesday’s arrest comes after a report last December by the CBC’s French-language network, which brought some of the allegations to light from at least three women.Following the Radio-Canada broadcast, Gymnastics Canada announced it had suspended Arsenault, citing the serious allegations.Around the same time, Champions Gymnastics, the Edmonton gym founded by Arsenault in 2002, barred him from the facility and said he would no longer be associated with it.Arsenault has been living in Alberta since 1994.last_img read more

5 Days 99 Events 72 Films 3 Celebrity Chef Dinners 1 Epic

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first_imgWOLFVILLE, NS, Aug. 22, 2017  – The world’s largest culinary film festival, Devour! The Food Film Fest (Devour!) today announced initial programming details for the seventh annual instalment. Celebrated chefs Jacques Pépin, Michael Smith, Bob Blumer and Mark Greenaway are joining previously announced festival Guest Curator, Canadian film icon Gordon Pinsent as 2017 participants.Devour! is the world’s largest film festival devoted to all things culinary. Each year, the festival showcases engaging cinema paired with extraordinary food and wine culture over five days in Wolfville, Nova Scotia from October 25 – 29, 2017. The seventh edition of Devour! is themed “A Celebration of Canadian Cinema and Cuisine” and will bring acclaimed filmmakers and chefs from across Canada and internationally. The festival features 99 events including 72 films in 34 screenings, 23 industry workshops, three celebrity chef dinners, 22 tasting tours, and 20 special events including dinners and parties.“In the span of just eight years, Devour! has grown to become a pre-eminent Canadian film festival and one of the most delicious events in this great country,” says Michael Howell, Executive Director, Devour! “We cannot thank our many partners and supporters enough, as they have shared our vision of becoming one of Canada’s must-visit festivals. We are grateful for the ongoing support of The Province of Nova Scotia and their invaluable commitment to helping the festival grow.” Advertisement The first round of tickets to the highly anticipated seventh edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest goes on sale Tuesday, August 29 at 10am AT. Tickets range in price from $10 to $999 for the exclusive Devour! The Festival Pass (limited quantities available). This all-access pass gives priority entry to the opening gala and all films, workshops, tasting tours, celebrity chef dinners, parties and special events. Devour! offers a round-trip shuttle from Halifax to Wolfville for $20.For additional information, visit https://devourfest.com/ Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

Muslims write to UN over threats

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He says the Government of Sri Lanka has failed to honor, article 2 (1) of the 1981 Declaration of the General Assembly which states that no one shall be subject to discrimination by any State, institution, group of persons, or person on the grounds of religion or other belief.The letter, a copy of which has also been sent to the UN Human Rights Council, says the government of Sri Lanka is failing to uphold and is pushing the country towards another holocaust. “We urge your Excellency to take all necessary measures to guarantee that the rights and the freedom of religion or belief of the various religious communities living in Sri Lanka are respected and protected and ask of the government of Sri Lanka to adopt effective measures to prevent the recurrence of these acts,” the letter sent to the UN Chief said. (Colombo Gazette) “After the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam, the Muslims of Sri Lanka have been looking at every opportunity to bring about national unity at a time when the country is in transition. We fail to understand the failure of the government of Sri Lanka in arresting the current trend which if left to go its course ,would spell disaster for the country we call our home,” the letter said. Muslims in Sri Lanka have written to the United Nations over the threats faced by them as a result of the recent campaign carried out by the Bodu Bala Sena.The Muslim Tamil National Alliance, in a letter sent to UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, said that what’s disturbing is that radical members of the Buddhist clergy are allowed to take the law into their hands, with the enforcers of the law watching from the sidelines. The Muslim Tamil National Alliance, led by Muslim politician Azath Salley, urged the UN to draw the attention of the Government of Sri Lanka to international standards relevant to the protection and promotion of the rights of minorities. read more

Raptors victory parade Monday 10 am

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The Raptors victory parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday near the Lakeshore in Toronto and wind its way towards City Hall where a rally will take place.Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment says the team will travel in open-air double-decker busses with the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy, the first time it’s gone to a team outside the U.S.The parade and rally will include a number of full and rolling road closures.

UNICEF chief joins others in condemning Israeli attack on Qana Lebanon

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“We strongly condemn the continued targeting of civilians, particularly children,” said UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman in a statement released on Sunday. “We urge all parties to heed the call of Secretary-General Annan for an immediate cessation of hostilities.”She said full access and safe conduct of humanitarian relief operations is essential to relocate the children, the wounded, the disabled, and the elderly who have not been able to escape the fighting in the worst war zones. It is also needed to re-supply hospitals and health centers, particularly in the South, with emergency medical relief items and fuel for generators “to avoid a complete breakdown of public health facilities caring for the thousands of wounded.”In addition, access is essential to providing water and sanitation facilities, food, and other basic supplies to the tens of thousands of displaced who are seeking shelter in public buildings in the conflict zones, and to establishing an emergency communication system to vulnerable communities.The UNICEF chief also voiced concern over demonstrations at UN premises in Beirut, which were set on fire this weekend before the incidents were contained. “UN humanitarian workers are providing assistance to those suffering in this conflict, especially the children,” said Ms. Veneman. “Their safety and security are of utmost importance.” read more

BACK TO BUNDESLIGA Nikolaj Jakobsen is new Rhein Neckar Lowen headcoach

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Rhein Neckar Lowen announced later today that new coach from the beginning of the season 2014/2015 will be Nikolaj Jakobsen. A 41 years old Danish coach is coming from the bench of the Danish champions Aalborg, team who played succesfully at the VELUX EHF Champions League this season and almost is qualified for the TOP 16. Jakobsen has his own history in German handball, but as a left wing of THW Kiel in time of one of the most powerful generation with Wislander, Olsson, Perunicic, Lovgren…He began his coaching career as assistant in Viborg HK (2004-2007) and Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (2007-2011) with the biggest success winning Danish Championship 2013 as the head-coach of Aalborg:– In that time I wanted to prove myself as a player and compete with the best in the world. Now I want to prove myself in the strongest league in the world as a coach. And I’ve been waiting for the right offer from a good team with which I achieve something. I have this chance now with Rhein-Neckar Löwen – says Jacobsen, who signed contract until 2016.He will replace Icelandic coach Gudmundur Gudmundsson, who will take over Danish national team in June 2014.photo: RNL website handballNicolaj JakobsenNikolaj JakobsenRhein Neckar Lowen ← Previous Story MOMIR ILIC STORY ABOUT LIFE IN THW KIEL: The team of the world in one street Next Story → Morten Bjerre to wave goodbye to handball! read more

Two people charged with murder of onemonthold baby girl

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first_img By Órla Ryan File photo Image: Met Police Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 22,941 Views Monday 29 Apr 2019, 10:51 PM Two people charged with murder of one-month-old baby girl Eva Sanders died in London on 2 September 2017 after being admitted to hospital the previous day. File photo TWO PEOPLE HAVE been charged with the murder of a one-month-old baby girl in London.Clare Sanders (42) and Tomas Vaitkevicius (44), both of Streatham Road, Mitcham, are due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.They were charged with murder and causing/allowing the death of a child on 3 April, the Metropolitan Police confirmed today. Eva Sanders died on 2 September 2017.Police were called to a property on Streatham Road on 1 September 2017.The baby girl was found unresponsive and was rushed to hospital and placed on life support. She died the following day.Comments are closed due to ongoing legal proceedings. center_img No Comments Apr 29th 2019, 10:51 PM Image: Met Police Short URL Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4611721 last_img read more

Captain Marvel fans eBays new allfemale comic shop highlights your heroes

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first_img We’re celebrating the women of Marvel, from Black Widow to Captain Marvel New Dark Phoenix trailer shows Jean Grey wielding her ultimate power Jessica Jones season 3 on Netflix: Everything we know so far Go, Wonder Woman! Movies led by women dominate box office, study finds 18:39 Women of Marvel Captain Marvel DC Comics Wonder Woman Marvel Target eBay Share your voice This eBay Superheroine HQ poster is designed by comic illustrator Cat Staggs.  eBay Captain Marvel. Wonder Woman. Spider-Gwen. She-Hulk. Supergirl. Birds of Prey. Black Widow. Squirrel Girl. Jessica Jones. These are just a few of the many female superheroes who’ve had their own comics for decades, but are often overlooked by collectors and comic book fans.With Friday’s announcement of eBay’s new online shop Superheroine HQ, fans can find favorites and discover new comics featuring their favorite female characters. This celebration of female comics seems especially important at a time where sexism in the geek fanbase itself is at an all-time high. The new eBay shop offers a curated selection of comics and memorabilia from vintage characters to modern fan favorites.Top items include Wonder Woman #1 ($149,950), All Star Comics #8 ($87,495), Ms. Marvel #1 signed by Stan Lee ($4,350) and Batman Adventures #12, which has the first appearance of Harley Quinn ($1,949.99). ms-marvel-1-cgc-9-8-signed-by-stan-leeHere’s a closer look at the Ms. Marvel #1 signed by Stan Lee. eBay Additionally, eBay is offering a newly released, limited-edition Captain Marvel: Braver & Mightier #1 comic book with an exclusive variant cover designed in collaboration with eBay, Marvel and eBay seller MyComicShop.Female comics creator Gail Simone — best known for her work as a writer on Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Red Sonja and Birds of Prey — helped to curate the new eBay store, along with comic book artist Cat Staggs. “Spotlighting the amazing spectrum of women in comics has long been my passion, both the characters in the books, and the writers and artists who create them,” Simone said. “I believe these fantastic women can inspire readers everywhere to the limits of their imagination and creativity.” As a comic book writer herself, Simone also finds the idea of a place to celebrate female comic book characters empowering — especially since female superheroes had such a profound impact on her own life.”When I was a kid, I lived in a remote part of Oregon on a farm,” Simone said. “I was the only kid in my class that had red hair. I was tall and I read all the time. I got teased a lot. I was pretty awkward.” I started standing up for myself because Batgirl did. Gail Simone, comics writer Comics TV and Movies More female superheroes The 15 most powerful female superheroes right now (pictures) 17 Photoscenter_img And for any girls or women out there who want to create their own comics, Simone offers a good deal of useful advice.”Do it. I had no writing experience and I can’t draw a lick,” Simone said. “I was told I would never be able to do this. And now I write comics for all major publishers. I’ve given keynote speeches at the White House and the United Nations. A lot of my work is being developed for TV and film.  Don’t let people tell you you can’t.” 0 Why we love the women of Marvel “One day, I saw an old episode of the Batman syndicated TV show, and it featured Batgirl,” Simone continued. “It’s hard to even explain what that meant to me — this smart girl, a librarian with red hair, and she’s as clever as Batman, she can fight, she sticks up for herself. It was just amazing. It changed how I lived my life, and I started standing up for myself because Batgirl did.””Years later, I got to write the Batgirl comic, and it felt surreal passing on that feeling to people, being part of that wonderful legacy,” Simone added.Simone has seen a shift over the years not just in the popularity of female characters, but in the prominence of female comic book writers and artists. captain-marvel-braver-mightier-1Here’s just one of the many Captain Marvel comics fans will find on eBay’s new Superheroine HQ online store. Marvel “When I started writing comics, I was often the only female guest, the only female panelist at many conventions,” Simone said. “Now women routinely dominate The New York Times best-selling graphic-novel list. The Captain Marvel film is very clearly inspired by (comic book writer) Kelly Sue DeConnick, who revitalized the character. People want these stories, and I want the gates wide open.”For those who are new to collecting, Simone has some ideas on which comics to begin with.”Captain Marvel, written by DeConnick is wonderful as well as Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, and Ironheart by Eve Ewing; there’s so many out there now,” Simone said. “If someone wants to try my stuff, I had lengthy runs on Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Red Sonja and Tomb Raider, as well as Birds of Prey — a female espionage superhero team, currently being filmed as a blockbuster movie,” Simone added. Tags Post a comment Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Android Q Beta 5 launches

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first_img Tags The general idea of these gesture settings is to let apps use the full screen for content while minimizing visible system navigation, Burke said.Google said it will continue working on custom launcher issues, and will switch to three-button navigation for custom launchers in Beta 6. That will be the final beta before the full launch of Android Q by the end of this quarter. Android will be hosting a Reddit AMA later in July to answer questions about the updated OS.The previous Android Q update had seen developer APIs already finalized, as well as the addition of chat bubbles, Wi-Fi and QR codes, undo app removal, location control, privacy settings, better notification controls and live captions. Android Update Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment Android Q beta 0 Mobile Tablets Phones 1:39center_img Google previews Android Q with dark mode 34 Photos Pixel 4 confirmed by Google: Other rumors, leaks, design, specs, price and more iOS 13 vs. Android Q: iPhone beats Android in some significant ways 8 Android Q gestures that will change how you use your phone Android Q Beta 5 is out now. Angela Lang/CNET Android Q Beta 5 has launched, with Google including gestural navigation updates, so you can swipe from the corners to get Google Assistant. The fifth beta, launched Wednesday, is “very close” to what we’ll see in the final release, Dave Burke, Android vice president of engineering, said in a blog post. Google will be launching Android Q later this summer, and kicked off its beta program for the new OS on Google Pixel phones in March. Since then, we’ve seen four beta upgrades, each with new fixes and features.The gestural navigation updates included in Beta 5 allow you to use a swipe gesture from either corner to reach the Assistant. For apps using a navigation drawer, Beta 6 has also added a peek behavior when users grab the drawer to indicate that a swipe will bring in the navigation drawer. Android 10 beta’s best new tricks from Google I/O 2019 Share your voice Android 10 (Android Q) Googlelast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly November 19 2014

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first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnDownload AudioSenate Committee Holds Hearing On High Violence Levels In American Indian, Alaska Native Communities Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCThe trauma American Indian and Alaska Native children experience due to the high levels of violence in their communities was the subject of a hearing today in the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee. Both Alaska senators pressed for solutions, in law and federal dollars.Platinum Creek Mine Operator Indicted For Alleged Illegal Mine Waste Water Discharges Ben Matheson, KYUK – BethelXS Platinum and five of its employees and corporate officers have been indicted by a federal grand jury for alleged illegal discharges of mine waste water at the Platinum Creek mine in Southwest Alaska and for making false statements to authorities.Charlo Greene Facing Subpoena Over Campaign Finance QuestionsZachariah Hughes, KSKA – AnchorageThe Alaska Public Office’s Commission – or APOC – held a hearing involving Charlene Egbe, better known as Charlo Greene.What’s Next For Sen. Mark Begich?Liz Ruskin, APRN – Washington DCSen. Mark Begich finally conceded that he lost the election this week, but for now, until Jan. 3, he’s still a U.S. senator, and he’s back in Washington.Japan Eyes Port MacKenzie LNG Facility Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – AnchorageA Japanese company, Resources Energy Incorporated, has plans to beat other, larger companies to the punch when it comes to shipping LNG from Alaska to Japan. The company is courting Mat Su’s Port MacKenzie as a site for its gas plant project.Tongass Advisory Committee meets in Sitka Rachel Waldholz, KCAW – SitkaRepresentatives from across Southeast and the country will meet are meeting in Sitka this week to hash out timber issues on the Tongass.Weatherization Program Brings Energy Savings and Safety Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageThe state’s weatherization program began in 1978, during the energy crisis, and continues to help families deal with ever-rising energy costs. Weatherizing means making heating systems more efficient and plugging up the holes in a home to keep the heat inside. But, it’s not just about economics, it’s about safety.Warm Weather Allowing Expanded Use Of Salt On Fairbanks Roads Dan Bross, KUAC – FairbanksWarmer than normal temperatures this fall are allowing expanded use salt to combat icy roads in Fairbanks. Salt is more effective in some conditions and less expensive.Alaska Ocean Observing System Celebrates 10th Anniversary Lori Townsend, APRN – AnchorageThe Alaska Ocean Observing System is celebrating its 10th anniversary of aggregating information about ocean conditions and sharing that data with a wide range of partner organizations and other ocean users. Molly McCammon is the executive director of AOOS. A former director of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill trustee council, she was asked to head up a new ocean observing organization in 2003. McCammon says Congress wanted a better system to integrate ocean research and in 2004, AOOS was launched. She says traditional research looks at what needs to be learned, but AOOS starts with who the users are and what they need to know to make decisions.last_img read more