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Video: The Courier-Journal Made A Trippy Cartoon Music Video Of John Calipari’s “Enough Talking, Let’s Ball” Speech

first_imgJohn Calipari cartoon music video.The Courier-JournalBack in October during “Big Blue Madness,” John Calipari kicked off this Kentucky basketball season with the phrase “enough talking, let’s ball,” followed by a mic drop.  At 16-0, they’ve certainly done that, and now Calipari’s “Let’s Ball” had been turned into a very trippy 8-bit music video by the folks at The Courier-Journal. Would it shock anyone if this started playing at Rupp before games? Not us. We expect that it’ll get pretty big with the Kentucky bar and house party scene as well if the ‘Cats keep winning this year.[The Courier-Journal]last_img read more


Latest On Injury To Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa

first_imgTua Tagovailoa of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship.ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates beating the Georgia Bulldogs in overtime to win the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was injured during the Crimson Tide’s blowout win over Mississippi State on Saturday afternoon. Here is the latest on the status of the Heisman Trophy frontrunner.Tagovailoa, who’s been dealing with a minor knee sprain for much of the 2018 season, took a shot to his right knee and had to leave the game.The Alabama quarterback appeared to be in some pain on the sideline and was checked out by trainers. He then spent the remainder of the game on the sideline, riding the medical bike at times.Tagovailoa was replaced under center by Mac Jones, Alabama’s third-string quarterback, as Jalen Hurts is also dealing with an injury.Alabama head coach Nick Saban updated the status of Tagovailoa following the game. He doesn’t believe it to be anything serious.Saban said that Tagovailoa could have returned to the game if Alabama needed him.“He got hit low a few times out there today,” Saban said. “He got hit in the front of the knee and not the back, which is where his problem was. I think he’s OK.”Still, this has to be at least a little bit concerning for Alabama, as this wasn’t the first time that this has happened. Something is clearly bothering Tagovailoa in that knee, even if it’s just minor.Tagovailoa and Alabama are set to play the Citadel next weekend before hosting Auburn in a rivalry game. The Crimson Tide can take it easy with Tua next weekend, making sure he’s good to go for the Tigers. Alabama then has Georgia in the SEC Championship Game.last_img read more


Devotees start arriving at Kheer Bhawani temple in Kashmir

first_imgSrinagar: Dozens of migrant Kashmiri Pandits started arriving at the Kheer Bhawani temple on Sunday ahead of the annual festival to be held on Monday. Housing the shrine of Mata Ragnya, the Kheer Bhawani temple in Tullamulla village in north Kashmir’s Ganderbal district is the holiest religious destination for Kashmiri Pandits. The police said dozens of devout Kashmiri Pandits have already arrived at the temple. “We are expecting 6,000 to 10,000 pilgrims to reach here from different parts of the country by Sunday evening. Most pilgrims are arriving in buses which have been provided with security,” police sources said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC Scores of devotees are expected to arrive at the temple on Monday for the annual pilgrimage that takes place on Zyestha Ashtami, which falls on June 10 this year. True to the centuries old tradition of brotherhood, local Muslims living near the temple offer milk in small earthen pots to the devotees coming to pray at the Kheer Bhawani shrine each year. Interestingly, the Muslims living around the temple don’t eat or cook mutton on the festival day. This is done in deference to the practice of Kashmiri Pandits who do not enter the temple complex if they have had a non-vegetarian meal before visiting the shrine. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citations Kashmiri Pandits believe that the colour of the holy spring at the temple foretells the events of the next 12 months. “The colour of the spring water on the festival day foretells the events that will unfold in the next 12 months till the next festival. “Black colour of the spring water foretells violence and suffering while milky or light green colour is the harbinger of peace and prosperity,” said Ashok Kumar Koul (60), who comes each year to perform the pilgrimage. Koul lives in Jammu ever since the Kashmiri Pandits migrated from the Valley in 1990. J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik has greeted the people on the eve of the Kheer Bhawani Mela. In his message, the Governor hailed the festival as a shining example of communal harmony and brotherhood, which have been the hallmarks of the glorious pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir for centuries. He also prayed for peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the state.last_img read more


The Elders Urge Bold Steps To Reach Universal Health Coverage In India

first_imgThe Elders have commended India’s political leaders for progress the country has made in reforming its health system, whilst urging greater action and commitment to reach full Universal Health Coverage (UHC).Writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, The Elders said that India has made “good progress in improving some health indicators in recent years,” particularly concerning infectious diseases, but that many of its people still lack effective health coverage.The letter was signed by Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Chair of The Elders – a group of independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights. The Elders’ Deputy Chair is Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Director General of the World Health Organisation.The Elders noted that India has the largest population in the world without effective health coverage, with tens of millions of people plunged below the poverty line due to their healthcare expenditures. They also expressed concern that the high incidence of people buying often inappropriate medicines from private drug shops is contributing towards an increase in antimicrobial resistance. This poses a threat to Indian and global health security.The Elders noted that evidence from other Asian countries shows that India could make more rapid progress towards UHC with a combination of increased political commitment, higher levels of public financing and a series of health systems reforms. Specifically they recommended: increasing public health spending to 2.5% GDP by 2019, focussing additional resources on primary care services and guaranteeing universal access to free essential medicines and diagnostic services.The Elders commended the recent health reforms undertaken by the State of Delhi, including the “Mohalla” or neighbourhood clinics in poor areas that provide free primary healthcare services. These reforms could prove a good model for UHC in India. They also welcomed the State of Bihar’s initiative to improve the availability of frontline health workers and free essential medicines.If these and other reforms were replicated on a national basis, this could allow India to reach full population coverage – everyone receiving an essential package of healthcare with financial protection – by 2019.This would constitute a “bold move to advance UHC [which] could bring tremendous health and economic benefits to the people of India,” The Elders said, noting that currently around one billion Indians are at risk of financial hardship due to healthcare costs.UHC means that everybody receives the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. It is one of the key targets within the new health Sustainable Development Goal and The Elders believe it is the best way of meeting the overall health Goal and improving the life chances of vulnerable people worldwide.last_img read more


Snoop Dogg wants to flee to Toronto after Donald Trumps win

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Snoop Dogg hit up Drake for leads on a Toronto crib after Donald Trump was elected U.S. president Tuesday night.The Cali rapper was not subtle about his disappointment over the result and posted a photo of the Toronto skyline to Instagram, describing the city as his “new home.” He also tagged Drake asking for a “hookup on some property” because as he put it: “f–k this s–t. I’m going to the 6ix.”The Toronto rapper is yet to respond to Snoop D-O-double-G’s request.Throughout the U.S. presidential campaign, other celebrities spoke out about possibly fleeing to Canada if Trump prevailed, including Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston and Barbra Streisand.COURTESY OF CBC LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more


The Latest Boeing cites airline error in Indonesian crash

first_imgJAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on an investigation into a Lion Air crash on Oct. 29 in Indonesia that killed all 189 people aboard (all times local):2:40 p.m.The Boeing Co. has reassured travellers and airlines that its 737 MAX aircraft are as safe as any other airplane following a report on an investigation into a crash in Indonesia last month that killed 189 people.The aircraft manufacturer noted that the report on the details of the doomed flight cited actions by the flight crew that led to the crash.It noted the airline’s maintenance work and procedures had failed to fix repeated problems with the aircraft. It also said records on installation and calibration of a key component, an angle-of-attack, or AOA sensor, were incomplete.The report said erroneous AOA data affected measurements of speed and altitude, contributing to the crash.Boeing said it is co-operating with investigators. It referred questions to the National Transportation Safety Board.___1:15 p.m.A report based on black box data from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last month cites equipment failures and the airline’s safety measures as factors in the disaster.The data reported Wednesday showed the pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 struggled to maintain control as an automatic safety system repeatedly forced the plane’s nose down. The report repeats recommendations that pilots be better versed in emergency procedures aware of past aircraft problems.The probe into the crash has focused on whether faulty information from sensors caused the accident. The new 737 MAX 8 plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people on board.Shortly after the catastrophe, the airline issued a notice to pilots urging them to be more proactive in reporting problems.The Associated Presslast_img read more


King Mohammed VI to Pay Official Visit to UAE

Rabat – King Mohammed VI of Morocco is due to pay on official visit to the United Arab of Emirates, on Monday.Multiple Moroccan media outlets said that the Moroccan monarch will fly to UAE from France, after attending the opening of the climate summit (COP21)  in Paris on Monday.During his upcoming visit to EAU, King Mohammed VI is expected to lead an important delegation composed of a number of ministers. Several agreements have been previously arranged to be signed during this visit with the aim of boosting the Moroccan-Emirati partnerships.Daily Barlamane news website cited sources as saying that King Mohammed VI will fly to Saudi Arabia afterwards in order to hold talks with Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz.King Mohammed VI has been on a private visit to Paris for a period of convalescence. On November 10, the personal physician of the monarch prescribed a suspension of the sovereign’s activities for 10 to 15 days after the monarch contracted a severe flu syndrome during his visit to India. read more


56 of Americans Dont Want Kids Taught Arabic Numerals

Rabat – The poll was put to 3,200 Americans, who were asked whether or not they think the Arabic numeric system should be used in the US. Fifty-six percent of participants said no.Seemingly an education-related question devoid of controversy, the poll highlights the bias – unconscious or otherwise – of Americans against Arabs.The statistics show the ignorance of many Americans, as well as bigotry that is found increasingly throughout the US. At least fifty-six percent of the individuals polled fail to realize that the Arabic numerical system is the one they use.While only 29% of respondents said that they wouldn’t object to Arabic numerals being taught in schools, and 16% said they had no opinion on the matter.Read also: American Man in Pennsylvania Uses Moroccan Flag to Resist Police Officers The results can be explained by the steady growth of Islamophobia in the US fostered by the rise in right-wing politics and Donald Trump’s presidency. CivicScience Inc. CEO John Dick tweeted the results of the poll, commenting “Ladies and Gentlemen: the saddest and funniest testament to American bigotry we’ve ever seen in our data”. read more


Gains in Sierra Leone vulnerable unless government asserts role in security Annan

“The people of Sierra Leone and the international community have accomplished a great deal together in helping the country to recover from a long and devastating conflict,” Mr. Annan said in a message to the Consultative Group Meeting for Sierra Leone in Paris, delivered on his behalf by UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hedi Annabi. “But the newly laid foundations for peace and development will remain fragile unless potential sources of renewed instability are addressed.”The recently approved proposal for a gradual downsizing of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) over the next two years has given the country and its international partners a “window of opportunity” to tackle critical issues of post-conflict peace building, the Secretary-General noted. The move will also enable the country to lay the foundations for sustainable development while the security umbrella provided by the UN peacekeepers is still present.”The gradual draw down of UNAMSIL will be carefully synchronized with efforts to build up the capacity of Sierra Leone’s security sector,” he stressed.The Secretary-General also acknowledged that with the assistance of the United Kingdom, remarkable progress had been made in training and restructuring the army, as the rehabilitation of the penal system and judiciary was continuing. “Additional assistance is now needed so that the national police force has the training, infrastructure, vehicles and communications equipment it needs to take on primary responsibility for internal security as UNAMSIL departs,” said Mr. Annan.Meanwhile, 32,000 ex-combatants have been reabsorbed into society, and another 24,000 were awaiting reintegration opportunities, the Secretary-General said. “Despite generous contributions, the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for this process faces a shortfall of approximately $10 million,” he said.In addition, the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which has a vital role to play in promoting national unity, also faces a major funding shortfall, the Secretary-General added, urging governments to respond to the appeal for additional resources made by the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights. read more


Colombias peace talks at risk amid renewed clashes warns UN refugee agency

“After decades of unrest, Colombians, especially the millions displaced, have longed for peace, pinning hopes on a negotiated settlement. Any disruptions in the peace process could jeopardize its chances of arriving at a positive outcome. I encourage both parties to move forward with negotiations and hope that the talks that have been taking place in Havana since 2012 will soon result in a peace agreement.”Rebels from Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have been in talks with the government for the last 30 months, seeking to end a 51-year conflict that has made almost a quarter of a million victims.According to media reports, tension mounted in recent weeks amid clashes between insurgents and Government soldiers.“Protecting the civilian population from the consequences of conflict is critical to end the loss of human live,” reminded Mr. Gutteres. “I firmly hope that the ongoing negotiations will soon lead to a historic opportunity for the country to overcome adversity,” he added.However, Mr. Guterres welcomed the recent agreements that aim to establish a truth and justice commission, stop child recruitment and start demining activities in Colombia’s Department of Antioquia. “These steps open the doors to finding solutions for displaced populations and refugees in a way that guarantees their safety and dignity.” read more


Commentary Bitter losses make victory taste sweeter

Like a lot of Buckeye fans, I went through the five stages of grief during the men’s basketball team’s loss to Kentucky. Denial: “William Buford will hit a shot.” Anger: “It’s a good idea to launch a dozen napkins across this Buffalo Wild Wings.” Bargaining: “I will give up a year of my eligibility to give David Lighty a sixth year.” Depression: “Why was I born in Cleveland?” It took me a while to get here, but consider this column my final step: acceptance. It’s been a rough year for me as a sports fan. My teenage dream, LeBron James, stabbed my city, and me, in the heart. My favorite childhood team, the Cleveland Indians, is a disgusting representation of what it used to be. The best hope for Cleveland is the Browns. Enough said. Even my favorite shirt, my “In Tressel We Trust” tee, loses its meaning by the day. I leaned on the Ohio State basketball program, but naturally that didn’t work out. As I sit here in anguish, my delusional mind came to the conclusion that I’m better off for this in the long run. My loyalty continues to grow, and the abuse my teams take makes me even more defensive of them. Plus, if any of my teams can overcome all this adversity to win a championship, that’s a big middle finger to the karma gods — even bigger than the middle finger I gave that Kentucky fan Friday night. The epic way my teams falter makes me feel like a higher power has a clear agenda against them. As if the crippling economic depression, burning rivers, lack of sunlight and Lady Gaga concerts weren’t bad enough for my cities, it had to afflict the sports teams as well. Yet, it all emboldens me. After all the heartbreak, you’d think I would have learned not to latch on to every glimmer of hope. That’s just not how I operate. The Cavaliers have two lottery picks on the way. Derrick Williams and Kyrie Irving would look breathtaking in wine and gold. Fear not, as Mike Holmgren and Tom Heckert are here to rescue the Browns. The Indians might finish 81-81, baby steps. Of course, I always have the utmost confidence in OSU athletics, which are like a combination of Red Auerbach’s Boston Celtics and John Wooden’s UCLA teams relative to Cleveland. All it took was the football team’s 2002 national title to reach that level. To all the believers: When our day comes again — especially if it’s a Cleveland team winning — it will be a glorious celebration that would make the ancient Romans jealous. To all the nonbelievers: We should all follow your lead and get out while we can. I pray my stubbornness pays off down the line. read more


Kimdecent Androstick is an 80 Android HDMI PC

first_imgA while back a group called Infinitec posted a slick-looking project over on Kickstarter — a device called the Pocket TV. It’s an Android stick PC like the MK802, but with remote control options that make it a much better fit for HDTV use. If you’re willing to pledge $99 your Pocket TV will ship late this fall. If you don’t want to wait, however, you can pick up the Kimdecent Androstick right now.The Androstick appears to be the exact same device as Infinitec’s initial offering. Inside the vented plastic shell you’ll find a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and Mali 400 GPU. Just 512MB of RAM has been included, which Infinitec opted to bump to double in their second listing. There’s also 4GB of onboard storage and both microSD and a USB 2.0 host port for expansion. 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi provides Internet access, and the pre-installed Android 4.0 operating system even provides access to Google Play on the Androstick. The MK802 doesn’t ship with access, and it also doesn’t feature an HDMI port like the Androstick does — you have to connect it to an HDMI cable.If you’ve got $80 to burn, you can order an Androstick right now from AliExpress. Don’t expect to be blown away by its performance, but do expect to be able to get your money’s worth from it somehow — either as a cheap-as-chips streaming media device for a spare HDTV or even as a low-power, hard-to-infect PC for your kids (or roommates) to use so you’re not always cleaning malware off a spare Windows or OS X system.More at Liliputinglast_img read more


Poll Most Alaskans support state sales tax

first_imgAlaskans are increasingly concerned about the $3.5 billion state budget shortfall. And they’re interested in using both state spending cuts and new revenue to close the gap. That’s according to the Rasmuson Foundation’s Plan4Alaska which surveyed 800 Alaskans earlier this month.Download AudioCompared with a similar survey in July, the share of residents who are extremely concerned about the shortfall rose from 31 percent to 43 percent.Two-thirds of residents want to close the shortfall with both spending cuts and new revenue, while 30 percent want only cuts.Rasmuson Foundation President Diane Kaplan said a majority in every region of the state supported a statewide sales tax. That’s true even in areas that already have local sales taxes.And while introducing a state personal income tax is the least popular option, with only 40 percent supporting the idea, Kaplan says support is greater if the tax were limited to those with higher incomes.“We then looked a little more deeply on the income tax and we asked, ‘Would you support an income tax for people who earn a $100,000 or greater?’ And as you can see, a majority of Alaskans — except those who earn a $100,000 or more — thought that was a great idea.”Cutting spending is popular, with 55 percent supporting $500 million dollars in cuts. But when asked for areas to reduce spending, fewer people could identify specific cuts.Gov. Bill Walker’s new budget plan, which includes a smaller amount of spending cuts, has the support of 55 percent of residents who’ve heard of it. But most people don’t know much about it yet.last_img read more


Kinect 2 capable of reading lips gauging moods

first_imgThe Kinect motion controller for the Xbox 360 has been a huge success for Microsoft, probably above and beyond what the company ever expected the peripheral to achieve in the short amount of time it has been available. Removing the need to hold a controller clearly does work for consumers and gamers alike.Even though we don’t know when Microsoft plans to replace the Xbox 360, there is one aspect of the new console we can be sure about: Kinect will feature and most likely come as standard, integrated into the machine.Eurogamer has been informed that not only is that the case, but Kinect 2 is far superior in terms of the accuracy it can achieve. The tracking it performs will be so accurate, that it will be able to read your facial expressions and even go so far as to lip read.It may sound like a giant leap forward with the technology, but the main difference looks like it could be the rate of data transfer the new console can handle from the controller. Kinect on the 360 is limited to just 16MB/s transferred across a USB connection. That in turn limited the device to 30fps and a resolution of 320 x 240.Switching over to a different, faster connection in the Xbox 720 means the frame rate can be bumped up to 60fps, and the resolution doubled or tripled. That allows for more accurate movement capture and more detail to be picked up such as the movement of a mouth. Add in facial expression tracking, and Kinect 2 will most likely be able to tell when you are angry, sad, scared,  or happy.We still have a while to wait before we get to see the next Xbox and Kinect 2. The latest predictions peg a launch as late 2012, or early 2013, with a console reveal during E3 next year.Read more at Eurogamer.netlast_img read more

Standing six hours a day cuts obesity risk

first_imgStanding for at least one-quarter of the day is linked to to 32 per cent reduced likelihood of obesity, new research has found.While sedentary behaviour (such as watching TV and commuting time) has been linked to negative health effects, it is unclear whether more time spent standing has protective health benefits. To investigate further, a research team led by Kerem Shuval from American Cancer Society examined reported standing habits in relation to objectively measured obesity and metabolic risk among more than 7,000 adults between 2010 and 2015. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Specifically, the association between standing time and obesity was determined through three measures: body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference. The association between standing and metabolic risk was assessed via metabolic syndrome, a clustering of risk factors that increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. The study found that among men, standing a quarter of the time was linked to a 32 per cent reduced likelihood of obesity (body fat percentage).  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixStanding half the time was associated with a 59 per cent reduced likelihood of obesity. In women, standing a quarter, half, and three quarters of the time was associated with 35 per cent, 47 per cent, and 57 per cent respective reductions in the likelihood of abdominal obesity (waist circumference).No relationship between standing and metabolic syndrome was found among women or men. The study appeared in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.last_img read more

Nintendo Is Working On An SNES Controller For The Switch

first_img Ads by Amazon DEAL OF THE DAY Search Ads by Amazon All ENDS IN Close Resetera forum member ‘Link83′ shared an FCC filing pertaining to a supposed wireless SNES controller for the Nintendo Switch. However, Nintendo has yet to confirm whether it really is working on a new device for the game console.  ( Nintendo ) Nintendo is reportedly developing a new SNES controller for the Nintendo Switch based on recent filings at the Federal Communications Commission.A commenter by the name of “Link83” posted on the Resetera video gaming forum about a possible new FCC filing made by the Japanese game maker. The document and accompanying photo pertain to a “wireless game device,” though they appear to have been marked as confidential at least until next year.Some gaming websites pointed out that the image also seems to have provisions for ZR and ZL buttons on top of the device, similar to the Switch’s controller. It’s also possible that the section is meant for a Joy-Con docking rail so that users could attach it to the Nintendo console. AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Bestseller Wow facts 3Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийadvertisementThe FCC filing also showed an “HAC” model number, which is often used by Nintendo to mark its hardware products and accessories.New SNES Online Subscription Service?The appearance of the FCC filing has started some speculation among fans that Nintendo might be working on a new online video game subscription service as well.In September, the video game company released a wireless NES controller for the Nintendo Switch to go along with the recently launched online service for playing classic game titles. Players were given access to 20 free NES video games upon subscribing at launch, with other titles making their way to the service later on. The NES controller bundle was offered at $59.99 a pop.It is likely that the reported wireless SNES controller might also be tied to a similar project for Nintendo. It might be sold as part of a bundle with an online subscription service featuring Super Nintendo titles. The controller’s design could allow it to slide into the Joy-Con docking rail just like its NES counterpart.However, Nintendo has yet to confirm whether the FCC filing is really for an upcoming SNES controller. The company told tech website CNET that it has “nothing to announce on this topic.”Nostalgia Games On The Nintendo SwitchSince its launch back in March 2017, the Nintendo Switch has treated fans to an awesome lineup of new and classic video games. While the console opened up the gaming world to innovative titles, such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it has also helped fuel gamers’ nostalgia for timeless entries such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, and Streets of Rage.The success of the Sega Genesis classics on the Switch also led to a clamor from fans to see their favorite NES titles on the console. The launch of the NES online subscription service last year might just be the start of other game revivals on the Nintendo Switch. TAG Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, SNES, FCC Filings ⓒ 2018 All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

INTERVIEW Courtney Act unpacks Drag Races trans problem – Rus from a

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Dressed to the nines in a high rise London restaurant, a gorgeous (and hungry) Courtney Act tucks into a humble mound of pitta: a reliable option for a committed, animal-loving vegan like her.‘There were vegan treats at Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black’s baby shower last weekend,’ says the star of her famous friends. ‘They’re vegan as well. At their New Year’s Eve party, I couldn’t even speculate what time, I remember Lance cooking vegan chicken nuggets for a group of us huddled around the kitchen!’ But then I saw Asia, Monique, Monet and The Vixen owning what is essentially queer black language. They’re not people who have watched the show and picked up catchphrases. They are the vernacular. I remember Monique: ‘Girl, this is Untucked! Let your dick out and talk!’ Yes! I live for that.I really enjoyed, initially, The Vixen calling out Aquaria. She is an instigator. But you know what? I found it really refreshing. Especially earlier on. There’s something about when Aquaria was like, when someone will sit there and dish and bitch about somebody, and then when they’re face-to-face be like ‘Oh…’ And I know we say things in private that we wouldn’t say to a person’s face, but you’ve got to have a backbone at some point. You’ve got to own what you’re saying to some degree.I actually liked the dialogue that happened. Living in America the last seven years, I do understand that narrative of the ‘angry black woman’, and the fact that if The Vixen is angry and raises her voice, she’s a stereotype of an angry black person, whereas if a white person does that, they’re just someone who’s raising their voice. I think it’s funny.People are like ‘The Vixen’s really playing into that stereotype and reenforcing it’ – well, I think that’s her point. Black people can’t have emotions because they will be stereotyped and that is a problem. I think some of the audience is getting it and a lot is missing it.Photo by Mitch FongIsn’t it crazy how drag is now a global industry…Drag is a global industry, there’s no doubt about that. It’s kind of like the popularisation of the hip hop movement back in the 90s. There were all these hip hop, RnB and rap artists who were coming to great public attention.Rappers and drag queens are quite similar in many ways, when you think about it. They were a lot of bling, they’re very flashy, they have other names… It’s this new, global industry that’s started. Drag queens are touring around the world.There are so many drag queens in first class now! I was watching Farrah Moan [on social]: ‘Here I am in first class! And who’s going to come and sit next to me but Aja!’ They were flying to the same city! It’s fascinating that there’s all these businessmen in first class and then a whole bunch of eyebrowless, pasty-skinned, glue-residued, fake nail-wearing boys! We don’t usually fly in drag, although I have a few times out of necessity.Finally, how do you feel about RuPaul’s comments about ‘probably not’ allowing post-transition trans woman on RPDR, now some time has passed?I understand the show is RuPaul’s Drag Race. He’s entitled to do what he wants with the choice of contestants. He has created this huge international platform. I’m thankful for the opportunities, not just for myself personally or the community, but the world at large.I think in so many ways the world benefits from the visibility of queer culture. Drag Race has been a very active participant in social change and attitudes towards gender and sexuality.[But] I think that Ru definitely comes from a different era. I would say that as someone who is 36, who grew up in the 2000s, my experiences with the trans community was all trans women who were drag performers, so I had a very limited experience. That’s actually not representative of the trans identity at large. I had an understanding of the trans community and thought like RuPaul did at one point.Then I realized trans women and drag have intersected in our community since the beginning. We used to talk about the drag queens at Stonewall in New York, and now we realise that Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera were trans women who were also drag performers.It’s foolish to suggest that the trans identity is mutually exclusive with a the drag identity. I know they’re not at all the same thing, but they do intersect.More than that, I think Ru’s comments – to set yourself up as a gatekeeper and pass judgement and make comment on a woman’s body at some point in her transition, that because she didn’t have breasts she was somehow acceptable to be on Drag Race, but if she did have breasts then she wasn’t acceptable, it doesn’t make any sense.And when you look at competitors like Detox, who had a lot of body modification – and she’s not the only one, but she’s probably the most extreme, how is that different?I understand the thought process behind why Ru said that because I’ve thought that way in the past. But I’ve informed myself, had conversations with trans friends and listened to what they said rather than apply my filter to their experience.I think that’s the thing that’s missing. You have to listen to someone and believe them. There needs to be a more inclusive attitude. I mean, after 10 seasons as well, mix it up! Add some trans women!Courtney Act is on tour with her show Under The Covers throughout the UK from 17 May at the Brighton FringeGot a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 6 finalist furthermore reveals that she met a handsome stranger at the guys’ NYE bash. ‘It was fun!’ she reminisces. ‘Alaska and I went. I met a boy there who I’m currently dating, which is lovely.’Photo by Mitch Fong‘I haven’t had much success with online dating’Not that this technically means Courtney, also known as Shane Janek, is off the market. The star identifies as polyamorous (plus pansexual and gender-fluid) and is on dating apps – albeit, she rarely uses them.‘That’s not a party line!’ laughs the 36-year-old, who first found fame on Australian Idol in 2004. ‘I haven’t had much success with online dating, apart from one boyfriend. I find it too tedious. I’d much rather meet people through friends; real-life connections are easier to gauge.’It’s amazing to meet her in real-life: she’s the same as she was on Celebrity Big Brother (which she won) in February: warm, funny, intelligent and fiercely opinionated.We sat down with Courtney last month ahead of the UK stretch of her tour Under the Covers. Here, she talks ‘tiresome’ RPDR lingo and RuPaul’s controversial comments about trans women…What can fans expect from your tour?Comedy. If you liked me on TV, then you’ll love me on Under the Covers. It’s all the glamor and fun. But with singing, comedy, costume and wig changes. One thing you don’t get on TV is the full sensory experience. If I get close enough, you’ll smell me. I smell like roses. I actually do smell like roses, because I use Red Roses by Jo Malone.You’ll probably get sent a bucket-load of it after this…It doesn’t work nearly that easily!If I went on Grindr right now, would I see a photo of you in a wig?No. You would see me – a very clear, unmistakable headshot. And in my profile, I do say I do drag. I don’t say ‘CBB winner Courtney Act’. But being really upfront about my identity can only lead to a more authentic experience. If someone’s going to be put off by me doing drag, I ain’t got time for that. I’m a busy woman!What’s your favorite song on Kylie’s new album?Cliche, but Dancing.What’s the film you’re embarrassed you haven’t seen?Silence of the Lambs. Katya tried to get me to watch it. She started watching it with me but we only made it through the first 10 minutes before getting distracted!What’s your party trick?At about the age of nine my party trick was pulling my penis and my testicles between my legs and saying ‘Look, I’m a girl!’ And I’ve turned it into a career!Who’s your celebrity crush![Jokingly] Andrew Brady! No. I need a new one. But who?Well, you once said you want to be Justin Bieber’s butt plug…Wow… I’ve gone off Justin. He’s a bit too churchy, isn’t he?Which RuPaul’s Drag Race queen do you fancy?I did say I don’t do dairy, but for Milk I’d make an exception.Do drag queens hook up a lot?I don’t think they do. Adore and I have made out, but that’s neither here nor there. What’s some saliva between road dogs?I saw your tweet about Ann Widdecombe from February. Could you elaborate on it?It’s funny when people, fans, after seeing the way I conversed with Ann on CBB, and the way I’ve spoken about her on social media, then, in my name, go and slag her off and call her horrible names. The message that I embodied was the antithesis of that.I understand people act that way because they’re hurt, or because it’s the internet and it gives them a sense of identity. A lot of internet trolling comes from people feeling powerless. It bolsters their own self-image. I get that. But I hope before making a horrible comment about somebody, think about what’s going to help you, help them, and the conversation you’re trying to participate in. Slagging off Ann isn’t going to help.What do you think of the drama between The Vixen, Aquaria and Eureka O’Hara on RPDR S10?It’s interesting. From the first episode of Untucked I’ve loved Asia, Monique, Monet and The Vixen. In a world of ‘Yas mama, werk, hunty’ – all of those dull as dishwater, overused, Drag Race words… It’s just so tiresome. I get Drag Race creates this great two dimensional characters with catchphrases, but… Even on the Drag Race Instagram when the girls were at the premiere and were like ‘I’m serving something-something realness, yas hunty’ – I was like, for fuck’s sake. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Here’s how Courtney Act met the guy she’s dating (it involves Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black)Courtney Act won Celebrity Big Brother and fans are so happy about itBianca Del Rio labels Ann Widdecombe a ‘c***’ while celebrating Courtney Act’s CBB winRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

Playa del Carmen neighbors catch boy stealing tie to pole for police

first_imgMunicipal police did arrive and transferred the teen to el Sistema Nacional para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) due to his age. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Neighbors in the residential areas of Misiones de las Flores and Las Palmas I say they caught a young 15-year-old boy stealing a cell phone. They report hearing the cries of a woman who was messaging while walking along a street when the young man took advantage of her head being down, and snatched the phone from her hands. The young man then attempted to flee, but not before being caught by area residents who allegedly hit him several times before tying him to a public pole while police were called. center_img Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Neighbors in a residential area of Playa del Carmen took the law into their own hands after catching a young boy stealing. last_img read more


BlackBerry diehards finally get a keyboard

first_imgNo related posts. SAN FRANCISCO, California – This is for the BlackBerry diehards. You know who you are.You’re the ones who scoffed at those new-fangled iPhones back in 2007, and still do. You turned your back when BlackBerry launched its touch-screen Z10 phone earlier this year. Your motto is “You’ll take away my physical keyboard when you pry it from my cold, dead thumbs.”For you, and only for you, there’s the new Q10. It’s a sometimes uneasy combination of the company’s modernized BlackBerry 10 operating system, which is designed for touch screens, and a traditional design modeled after the iconic (at least to its fans) BlackBerry Bold.Carriers in Britain, where the Q10 will arrive by the end of April, and Canada are now taking pre-orders. The company says it will be in the United States by the end of May, at $249 for a model with 16 gigabytes of storage on a two-year contract; Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile will carry it.The new BlackBerry measures a compact 4.7 by 2.6 inches, and weighs just under five ounces. It’s well- and thoughtfully built, with a soft back that makes it easy to grip and three frets laid between the four rows of keys. The Q10 will run on LTE networks, the fastest cellular data connections, where available.The phone’s most unusual feature is its screen. Unlike just about every other smartphone, whose displays are taller than they are wide, the new BlackBerry’s is a 3.1-inch-diagonal square with a resolution of 720 by 720 pixels.That means, among other things, that it can show much less content per screen than other phones – for example, icons for 12 apps, as opposed to 24 on Apple’s iPhone 5 and 20 on the Samsung Galaxy. You can theoretically watch a movie on it, but I can’t imagine why you’d want to.BlackBerry enthusiasts, of course, don’t really care about that. What they want to know is: “What about the keyboard?”They’re likely to be more than satisfied. The keys are comfortably spaced and nicely sculpted, with a solid feel that will be familiar to the faithful. I haven’t been a regular BlackBerry user for several years, but once the old muscle memory kicked in, I was able to rattle along as I did when Bill Clinton was still president.Some features of the old BlackBerrys are missing. There’s no trackball or trackpad; that function has been taken over by the touch screen.A swipe up from the bottom unlocks the phone; a swipe down when it’s locked puts it to sleep, or, when it’s awake, pulls down a window shade reminiscent of the one in Google’s Android operating system, with various settings and notifications.Instead of using the touch screen, though, I often found myself using a new feature called Instant Action that’s really an old-school set of keyboard shortcuts.Type “bbm,” for instance, and the phone automatically goes to the secure and much-loved BlackBerry Messenger service _- which includes both voice chat and, with other BlackBerry 10 users, video and screen-sharing. Type “call,” “dial” or “phone” and the first few letters of a contact’s name, and the Q10 is ready to place the call. The same with “text” or “sms.”The Q10 has many of the Z10’s strengths, including its enterprise-friendly security features and BlackBerry Hub, a unified message in-box you can peek at from within other apps simply by swiping your finger.But it also has the Z10’s weaknesses, including the absence of many popular apps. There’s no Instagram, no Pinterest and no Netflix in the BlackBerry World store, and a substantial chunk of the 100,000 or so apps are actually tweaked versions originally written for Android.Nor does BlackBerry have much in the way of Cloud-based services for saving and accessing information, the way Apple and Google do.My guess is that the Q10’s target audience won’t really care. This isn’t a phone to attract a new breed of BlackBerry users. It’s one to keep the old breed happy. They will be.© 2013, Bloomberg News Facebook Commentslast_img read more