iNdians: Cherokees First to Use iPhones for Native Language

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Apple#NYT#Real World#web “The new access to the language will allow Cherokee speakers to communicate via e-mail, text messages and across all platforms of the iPhone and iPod Touch. It allows developers to easily create new Cherokee applications as the language is now part of the operating system, opening a new market for application developers.”The syllabary requires iOS 4.1. The software can be downloaded from iTunes and the instructions from the Cherokee Nation website. In 2003, Apple added the Plantagenet Cherokee font to MacOS operating system. The tribe and the company are currently working on extending Cherokee to the popular iPad tablet in the near future. The idea for the mobile app came, in part, as an outgrowth of experience at the Tsalagi Tsunadeloquasdi Cherokee language immersion school in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, which uses computers equipped with the Cherokee syllabary to teach first through fifth graders (and win language fairs). Joseph Erb, of the Cherokee Nation’s language technology division, told the Associated Press:“(T)he cool technology is in English. So we had to figure out a way to make the cool technology in Cherokee.”The only problem, of course, is the primary motivation for using the language, keeping teachers out of your business, is moot at a school devoted to teaching in Cherokee. But then, I guess there’s always sixth grade, isn’t there? Illustrations from the Cherokee Nation Office of Communication | other sources: Los Angeles Times A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The culturally rich Cherokee Nation has announced the first AmerIndian language to be featured on Apple‘s iPhone and iPod Touch. The hope is the ubiquity of mobile computing will shore up daily native language use, which has fallen to only 8,000 speakers out of a population of 290,000. Cherokee, the only southern Iroquoian language to survive into the present, does not use the standard Latin alphabet (the one you’re reading) but instead uses a syllabary developed by a polymath tribal Chief named Sequoyah, two centuries ago. The tribe worked with Apple to allow Cherokee users to utilize that unique representation while using their products. According to the official release by the Cherokee Nation: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market curt hopkins Related Posts last_img read more

Create Dynamic Slideshows with Video Scrapbook

first_imgDirectional Blur TransitionGlow Dissolve Transition If you’re looking to make a dynamic slideshow the Video Scrapbook Plugin from Natress Visual Effects provides an interesting alternative.Creating a video slideshow is pretty monotonous work…but it’s a common task for some video editors and photographers.  A few years back the process of animating a video slideshow was totally painful – having to keyframe the motion of individual images, add transitions, etc.  Luckily, new apps have sprung up to automate much of this process.  iPhoto, Aperture, Lightroom, Powerpoint (gasp!) and other photo apps have slideshow functions built-in.There are times however when it still makes sense to create a video slideshow in an editing application.  Perhaps you’re looking to combine photos and live videos, or simply seeking a more robust, customizable alternative.  The Scrapbook plugin from Natress fills this niche.  Automate motion and create unique photo transitions inside of Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion and After Effects.The package consists of a suite of filters and transitions created specifically for photo use: Squeeze Blur TransitionStar Dissolve Transition Another handy feature is the background builder, a generator that auto-creates backgrounds for photos that don’t fit the frame (portrait shots).  No more black bars on either side of these photos, nice!  Scrapbook is a nice alternative for someone who wants the flexibility a video editing app provides, but doesn’t want to spend hours and hours keyframing photos.Download a free trial of Video Scrapbook or purchase for $49.Looking to create a more simple slideshow?  Check out our previous post on How to Create a Video Slideshow in Final Cut Pro X.”center_img Lens Flare Wipe TransitionPicture Wipe Transition Keep It Moving FilterVignette Focus Filterlast_img read more

SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: 5 answers the epic sequel will give us

first_imgUnarguably, Baahubali: The Conclusion is the biggest film event of the year. With just two days left for the release, the euphoria is pretty evident on social media. Earlier this week, Baahubali 2 had fantastic response in advance ticket booking. Considering the unprecedented craze among fans, the film is very likely to shatter box-office records on its opening day.Now that superstar Rajinikanth’s 2.0 has been pushed to next year, Baahubali 2 has higher chance of becoming the first Indian film to earn Rs 1000 crore at the box office, according to trade pundits. What worked in Baahubali is its terrific plot backed by stellar performances of its lead actors. After the trailer was out last month, it only left us even more confused. Ahead of Baahubali 2 release, here are some of the unanswered questions the sequel will shed light on.Sivagami gave orders to kill Baahubali?In the first scene, Sivagami (Ramya Krishnan) says, “Amarendra Baahubali’s son has to live. Let me succumb to my sins.” Going by what Sivagami said, Baahubali: The Conclusion is likely to establish a backdrop of what happened between Sivagami and Baahubali. Even in the trailer, after Baahubali’s voice-over, saying, “I will never step back from laying down my life…I swear in the name of Queen Sivagami,” the director cuts to a visibly moved Sivagami. Did Sivagami have a hand in Baahubali’s death?  According to a fan theory, Sivagami may have had differences with Baahubali over his fondness for Devasena.What happened between Maharani Devasena and Bhallala Deva?advertisementRemember the scene in the Baahubali: The Beginning, where Bhallala Deva (Rana Daggubati) says to Devasena (Anushka Shetty) that the latter chose Amarendra Baahubali (also played by Prabhas) over him? Rajamouli hinted the possibility of a sub-plot between Devasena and Bhallala Deva. Considering that Shivudu rescues Devasena in the film, the sequel is likely to have a short flashback portion that reveals the rationale behind Devasena’s captivity.Katappa KILLED Baahubali:Last week, when the makers finally unveiled the theatrical trailer, several reports suggested that Katappa (Sathyaraj) did not kill Baahubali, and that it was Rajamouli’s deliberate attempt to up the curiosity. To your disappointment, watch the trailer again! Katappa indeed kill Baahubali. In the trailer, Baahubali says, “As long as you are by my side, a man who can kill me hasn’t been born, uncle.” Now, this the most important revelation as it’s out in the open. Rajamouli has blatantly said that Katappa is the only person who can kill Baahubali. At the same time, Katappa kills the latter and pleads guilty in the last shot of the trailer. Unlike several theories, Amarendra Baahubali is dead. Period. And the last face-off shot with Bhallala Deva is none other than Shivudu. If you don’t believe, look out for the symbol on Shivudu/Baahubali’s forehead and spot the difference.Devasena is from another kingdom:Going by the trailer, it appears that Maharani Devasena is from another kingdom, according to a fan. If you recall the introduction scene of Avanthika (Tamannaah) in Baahubali, she’s chosen as the rebel leader to rescue Devasena from the clutches of Bhallala Deva. In Baahubali 2, Avanthika’s army can be seen fighting along with Devasena. Joining all the dots, it looks like Baahubali 2’s plot will unravel with Devasena forming the cornerstone.Shivudu pardons Katappa:In the climax of Baahubali, Katappa reveals himself as the murdered and pleads guilty. From the trailer, it seems like Shivudu has pardoned Katappa, as the latter can be seen fighting alongside him in the final battle of Mahishmati. Shivudu already has his own tribal army. He has the support of the rebellious warrior group led by Avanthika (Tamannaah). Now, he has the support of Katappa, the mighty warlord too.ALSO READ: Baahubali 2 scene leaked online? Producer Shobu Yarlagadda rubbishes rumoursALSO READ: Emirates accused of racism by Baahubali producer Shobu YarlagaddaALSO READ: Baahubali 2 run time locked: SS Rajamouli’s film is 8 minutes longer than BaahubaliALSO WATCH: The Sword of Baahubali- SS Rajamouli, Raja Koduri share their VR experiencelast_img read more

Shaggy makes a quiet Delhi outing

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Globally popular singer DJ Shaggy, known for hit tracks “Oh Carolina”, “Boombastic” and “Angel”, made a quiet visit to India and jammed with DJ Khushi at a private event here.Shaggy, a Grammy Award winning artiste, performed at a private party at a farmhouse in the capital on Wednesday. He was dressed in an all-black attire.”Delhi showtime,” Shaggy posted on his Instagram page, along with a photograph in which he is seen sporting a black mask to beat the pollution in Delhi.A preceding post saw him posing in a white shirt and hat. He wrote: “Well good morning India!!! Delhi.”At the party, the two DJs first played house music. It was followed by Shaggy playing some of his own tracks, and then they moved into Bollywood songs.DJ Khushi, who has worked on hit remixes of several hit Bollywood numbers including the hit “Chammak challo”, told IANS: “I have been a Shaggy fan since I was a kid. We all have grown up listening to his music and for me, he is the kind of reggae.”Performing with him was a dream come true. The stage presence was awesome and he knew how to get everyone involved and get the party going. He has been to India before and loves it.”From Delhi, Shaggy left for Dubai, according to his Instagram update on Thursday. –IANSrb/bglast_img read more

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh through to semi-finals, Mumbai out

first_img Press Trust of India BengaluruOctober 21, 2019UPDATED: October 21, 2019 18:48 IST Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu palyers (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSChhattisgarh emerged victorious in five out of eight games in Group ATamil Nadu will take on Gujarat in the semifinals on WednesdayKarnataka will clash with Chhattisgarh on the same dayRain ended Mumbai’s Vijay Hazare Trophy campaign here on Monday as Chhattisgarh made it to the semi-finals on the basis of more wins against their quarterfinal opponents in the league phase.Tamil Nadu also reached the semi-finals on the basis of more wins than Punjab in the league stage after their quarter-final game was cut short by rain.Tamil Nadu had won nine out of nine matches in Group C, while Chhattisgarh emerged victorious in five out of eight games in Group A. Mumbai won four.While Tamil Nadu will take on Gujarat in the semifinals on Wednesday, hosts Karnataka will clash with Chhattisgarh on the same day.In pursuit of a revised target of 195 from 39 overs, Mumbai were cruising at 95 for no loss in 11.3 overs with young Yashasvi Jaiswal batting on 60 (38 balls, 5 fours, 5 sixes) and Aditya Tare on 31.However, the skies opened up and the match was abandoned, ending Mumbai’s topsy-turvy campaign.As per rules, Mumbai needed to bat a minimum of 20 overs to get a result in this game. But as the game was abandoned, Chhattisgarh qualified.Put into bat at the Alur cricket stadium III, Mumbai bowlers did well to restrict Chhattisgarh to 190 for six in 45.4 overs, when play was halted due to rain.Experienced medium-pacer Dhawal Kulkarni sent Chhattisgarh opener Jiwanjyot Singh Chauhan (0) back after he edged to keeper Tare.Shardul Thakur got rid off Shashank Chandrakar to leave Chhattisgarh in trouble at 3 for 2.Ashutosh Pratap Singh (27), who came in at one drop, was unable to convert his start as Chhattisgarh slipped to 40 for 3.advertisementSkipper Harpreet Singh Bhatia (83) and Amandeep Khare (59 not out) led the recovery with a 135-run stand for the fourth wicket.Bhatia hit four boundaries and as many sixes in his 108-ball knock, while Khare hit four fours and a six.However, when it looked like the duo was taking the game away from Mumbai, all-rounder Shubham Ranjane dismissed Bhatia and Chhattisgarh.But their splendid bowling effort eventually went in vain.In the other last eight game, Punjab restricted Tamil Nadu to 174 for six in 39 overs when rain stopped play. Tamil Nadu had a shaky start after openers Murali Vijay (22) and Abhinav Mukund (17) failed to convert starts.But the in-form Baba Aparajith came up with a patient 76-ball 56 (2 fours, 2 sixes) to pull his side out of trouble. He lacked support as all-rounder Vijay Shankar (13) and skipper Dinesh Karthik (11) didn’t last long enough.Thanks to Washingston Sundar’s unbeaten 35 off 39 balls, Tamil Nadu breached the 170-run mark.Punjab were 52 for two in 12.2 overs, having lost opener Abhishek Sharma (6) and Anmolpreet Singh (9) when rain stopped play. The game was eventually called off.Brief scores: Chhattisgarh 190 for 6 in 45.4 overs (Harpreet Singh Bhatia 83, Amandeep Khare 59 not out, Dhawal Kulkarni 2 for 9) vs Mumbai 95 for no loss in 11.3 overs (Yashasvi Jaiswal 60 not out, Aditya Tare 31 not out). Tamil Nadu 174 for 6 in 39 overs (Baba Aparajith 56, Washington Sundar 35 not out, Gurkeerat Singh 2 for 25) versus Punjab 52 for 2 in 12.2 overs.Also Read | I was nervous for the first three balls: Shahbaz Nadeem on his debut in Ranchi TestAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Tamil NaduFollow Vijay Hazare Trophy Next Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh through to semi-finals, Mumbai outVijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu had won nine out of nine matches in Group C, while Chhattisgarh emerged victorious in five out of eight games in Group A. Mumbai won four.advertisementlast_img read more

Höegh Tracer Delivered, Starts 12-Year Charter

first_imgzoom Oslo-listed Ocean Yield ASA has taken delivery of the Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) Höegh Tracer of 8,500 car capacity from Chinese shipbuilder Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd.After being delivered from the shipyard today, the vessel commenced a 12 years “hell and high water” bareboat charter to Höegh Autoliners, the company said.Höegh Tracer is the third in a series of six Post Panamax vessels under the New Horizon design that Höegh Autoliners will take delivery of within this year.Featuring a deck space of 71,400 square meters and a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units, the vessel is one of the world’s largest PCTCs.Following its maiden voyage from East Asia to Europe, the car carrier will thereafter sail from Europe back to East Asia via Africa and Oceania.last_img read more

Government experts raise environmental concerns about proposed NS spaceport

first_imgHALIFAX – Government experts have raised environmental concerns over a proposal to open Canada’s only commercial spaceport near the small community of Canso, N.S.Documents released by the province detail numerous questions about the proposal commissioned by the Canso Spaceport Facility, a proposed 20-hectare site aimed at attracting firms that want to put satellites into orbit.The project’s backer, Maritime Launch Services, was recently informed by Nova Scotia’s environment minister it must address a number of concerns before it can proceed with the project.In the documents provided Wednesday, Neil Morehouse, a manager in the province’s Environment Department, says there is little in the proposal addressing how an explosion, crash or fuel leak would affect the nearby Canso Coastal Barrens Wilderness Area.Morehouse says a spill would “destroy the impacted ecosystems with no chance of recovery within the next several hundred years.”He says soils in that area are very thin and because of the wet, cold climate they have taken centuries to form.According to the Maritime Launch Services proposal, the rockets would use nitrogen tetroxide and unsymmetrical dimenthyl hydrazine, or UDH, for the second portion of their launch into the atmosphere.A letter from the Defence Department says the military “does not have sufficient knowledge” to assess the impacts of an accidental discharge of the UDH on the land or surface water, but “suggests an assessment should be completed.”Other government officials comment that there isn’t enough information in the proposal to assess potential dangers.Chuck McKenna, a manager with the resource management unit of the provincial Environment Department, says detailed plans on how dangerous goods will be stored and handled weren’t provided.He says this should include details on the potential effects of a chemical accident, prevention methods and emergency response procedures.Johnny McPherson, an expert on air quality in the provincial Environment Department, says in his submission that the first stage propellants of a rocket can create “black carbon (soot)” that is “harmful if inhaled because of small particle size and damaging effects.”The government comments were made in response to the environmental assessment of the project prepared by a consultant.Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller said last week the environmental assessment, submitted in July, didn’t contain sufficient information for her to make a decision on whether to approve the project.Miller has given the company one year to provide additional information and studies.The company’s president has said he’s confident the firm will finish the study in response to the concerns raised, and it is “optimistic” it can address the issues raised.last_img read more

Feds fund media project aimed at improving coverage of human rights issues

first_imgTORONTO — The federal government is investing millions of dollars in a project meant to improve international media coverage of human rights issues, particularly those impacting women and girls.Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef says Ottawa will contribute $11.7 million over four years to the Canada World project led by Journalists for Human Rights.JHR says the project will see journalists from major Canadian news outlets partner with reporters based in the Middle East, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Participating Canadian news outlets include the CBC, the National Post, Chorus/Global TV, Bell Media/CTV News, and the Aboriginal People’s Television Network.Both the government and JHR say the program will improve journalism training in the target regions and allow local reporters to shed light on human rights abuses.They say the program is especially geared towards covering human rights issues related to women and girls, as well as helping to boost their participation in public life.“Women bring a unique perspective and voice to anything they do and this is no different in the media sector,” Monsef said in a statement. “When women’s voices are heard, different stories start to be told.”Rachel Pulfer, executive director of JHR, said the Canada World initiative is the largest media development project the organization has undertaken, adding it’s attracted a uniquely deep pool of Canadian journalists to take part.“There has never been a media development program that has harnessed such an impressive range of top media companies and minds to protect women and girls, while reinforcing Canada’s strong commitment to the freedom of the press worldwide.”The announcement comes on World Press Freedom Day, an initiative led by UNESCO. This year’s theme involves exploring the relationship between journalism and election in an age when disinformation is increasingly prevalent. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Athabasca Fort Chipewyan FN hopes constitutional challenge on Shell project sets precedent

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation has filed a constitutional challenge against a Shell Oil project in the tar sands region of northern Alberta.The ACFN says the federal and provincial governments failed to uphold their treaty promises to consult on large scale industrial projects and to protect hunting rights.The First Nation says they hope to set new precedents within Canadian law.Eriel Deranger, spokesperson for ACFN, spoke with APTN about the challenge.last_img

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (13,935.44, down 206.33 points). The Canadian Press Companies reporting major news:The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI). Up $1.51 or 7.25 per cent to $22.34. Shares of the online gaming company surged Friday after it announced that the Kentucky Court of Appeals has reversed a US$870-million lower court ruling against the online gaming company. It says Kentucky residents had sued PokerStars in 2010, about four years before The Stars Group bought the site, for gambling losses under a centuries-old statue. The Stars Group says it plans to seek the release of a US$100-million bond posted during the appeals process.Bombardier Inc. — Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by Bombardier Inc., calling the allegations of trade secret misappropriations “baseless and without merit.” The Japanese jet maker filed a motion to dismiss Bombardier’s case in a U.S. federal court in Seattle, saying the lawsuit aims to “disrupt development” of a rival jet. Bombardier sued Mitsubishi in October over allegations that some of the Quebec company’s former employees passed on documents containing trade secrets to Mitsubishi before going to work for the company.MEG Energy Corp. (TSX:MEG). Down 34 cents, or 4.38 per cent to $7.43. MEG Energy says it will waive its shareholder rights plan in its fight against a hostile takeover offer by Husky Energy Inc. However, the company says it continues to unanimously recommend shareholders reject Husky’s cash-and-share offer. MEG noted that since Husky announced its intention to make its offer on Sept. 30, Husky’s share price has fallen more than 30 per cent, eroding the value of the offer. The takeover was worth about $3.3 billion when proposed in September but has fallen to less than $2.5 billion because of deterioration in Husky’s share price.center_img Enbridge Inc. (TSX:ENB). Energy. Up three cents, or 0.07 per cent, to $41.92, on 21.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Industrials. Down five cents, or 2.55 per cent to $1.91 on 19.9 million shares.Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Down 83 cents, or 4.27 per cent, to $18.62 on 19 million shares.Kinross Gold Corp. (TSX:K). Gold. Up one cent, or 0.24 per cent, to $4.22 on 18.9 million shares.Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Energy. Down two cents, or 1.9 per cent, to $1.03 on 16.2 million shares.Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ). Energy. Down 81 cents or 2.5 per cent, to $31.59 on 13.6 million shares.last_img read more

UN human rights chief alarmed by major tragedy in western China

According to figures announced by the Government yesterday, over 150 people have been killed and 800 others injured during the clashes on Sunday.“This is an extraordinarily high number of people to be killed and injured in less than a day of rioting,” said Navi Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights. Although the exact circumstances that sparked the violence is not clear, longstanding tensions between the Uighur and Han Chinese ethnic groups is said to have played a major role. Reports indicate that Sunday’s demonstration was caused by clashes between the two groups at a toy factory in Guandong Province late last month.“I urge Uighur and Han civic leaders, and the Chinese authorities at all levels, to exercise great restraint so as not to spark further violence and loss of life,” Ms. Pillay said.She also underscored the need to maintain the right of demonstrators to exercise their freedom of expression peacefully.“I fully recognize that the authorities have an essential duty to maintain public order,” the High Commissioner said. “However, it is vital that the authorities only resort to lethal force when it is strictly unavoidable in order to protect life.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday in Geneva that in all countries, differences of opinion must be resolved peacefully through dialogue. Governments concerned also must exercise extreme care and take necessary measures to protect the lives and safety of the civilian population, he said.Furthermore, those arrested must also be treated properly, Ms. Pillay said today, adding that they “should be accorded due process that is fully in lie with China’s own laws and international human rights standards and norms.”She called for a transparent and independent investigation in to the causes of the rioting and why it escalated. “Such a process is essential to create trust,” she stressed. “Otherwise, there is a risk of a prolonged vicious circle of resentment, unrest and violent reaction and counter-reaction.” 7 July 2009The top United Nations human rights official today expressed her alarm at the high number of casualties sustained during this weekend’s rioting in Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, calling on all people to show restraint in the wake of the “major tragedy.” read more

In Darfur UN blue helmets support school project with delivery of water

22 March 2010With a large delivery of water in a region often deprived of the precious resource, peacekeepers serving with the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today helped with the building of a new school in the conflict-affected region in western Sudan. With a large delivery of water in a region often deprived of the precious resource, peacekeepers serving with the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today helped with the building of a new school in the conflict-affected region in western Sudan.After a two-hour arduous journey through challenging desert terrain, the UNAMID military convoy and tanker truck made its way to the village of Harari Naria, 42 kilometres north of El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur state, and delivered 10,000 litres of water.The water will be used to produce the bricks needed to construct a community school that will accommodate 306 pupils aged between five and 17 from surrounding villages when it is completed.The delivery was part of UNAMID’s efforts to provide logistical support to the Government’s disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programme, which provides financial assistance and other incentives to former combatants who lay down their arms, and helps build social amenities in needy communities.“This is an important step toward giving our children the tools they will need to have a brighter future,” said Muhammed Ahmad Ada, a community leader and a former combatant.Some 35 former combatants from Harari Naria have been discharged and reintegrated back into society. read more

David Baddiel to investigate insidious Holocaust denial in new BBC documentary

The film, made by Wall to Wall Media, will attempt to answer fundamental questions including why is Holocaust Denial growing and what does this tell us about anti-Semitism.Abigail Priddle, Commissioning Editor, said: “David Baddiel’s intelligence and integrity make him the perfect person to author this film and underlines our commitment to our audience to tackle the most challenging and complex subjects.”  David Baddiel has warned of “more insidious” Holocaust denial ahead of a new documentary he hopes will keep the memory of survivors alive. “I’ve always had a dark fascination with Holocaust Denial,” Mr Baddiel said.“The fact that since it happened (indeed whilst it was happening) forces have tried to undermine one of the most well-documented truths of history seems to me a key battleground in the fight between truth and lies.” The documentary, titled Holocaust Denial: A History with David Baddiel, will air on BBC Two in early 2020 to mark 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.According to a survey commissioned earlier this year by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, five per cent of British adults say they do not believe the Holocaust happened. Mr Baddiel, whose mother was a refugee of Nazi Germany, has described himself as a “Jewish atheist”.    The north Londoner said: “As the last survivors, including those in my own family, begin to pass away, and with them, living memory of The Holocaust, I’m grateful to the BBC for allowing me to explore this complex subject, in all its difficulty and darkness.”  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It is not the first time Mr Baddiel has tackled difficult subjects head-on. Two years ago he spearheaded a debate on racism in football, campaigning to stop fans using a derogatory term for Jew in football anthems. The FA denounced the word following the nationwide debate.  read more

CPL 2018 Having Tanvir bowling at the other end makes my

The Guyana Amazon Warriors have come consistently close to winning the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL), but they have never got over the line, having been losing finalists in 2013, 2014 and 2016.In 2017 they finished in third place despite a poor start to the tournament. Rayad Emrit, the man that stepped into the captaincy when Martin Guptill returned home for family reasons, felt that they did well to make the play-offs.“I thought having to win the last five games to qualify to the knockout stages, I think we came up pretty well. We didn’t get the start that we wanted, I thought if we had gotten a couple of wins where it came down close in the last over – we had a couple of games coming down to the last over that we needed 8 runs and we didn’t go through the line. I think if we had those victories it would have been a different season but all in all I thought it was a pretty decent coming down to the back end of the tournament.”Looking forward to the 2018 season, Emrit thinks that the additions that they made to their squad at the draft means that they can get close this year as well.“I think the hunger is still there to be honest it’s just that we haven’t been finishing well, and coming down to the back end of the tournament where we need to finish well, that’s where we don’t.“It’s a bit different this year, we have Shoaib Malik who has the wealth of experience, with him coming in to the team, especially with the batting, he knows how to win games and hopefully he can do that for us. We have a decent bowling attack, Rashid Khan isn’t there but Imran Tahir is there as well as Sohail Tanvir so I think we’re covered pretty ok.”Sohail Tanvir appeals for a wicket Randy Brooks – CPL T20 / GettyThe Amazon Warriors had three of the top five wicket-takers at the 2017 tournament, with Emrit himself finishing third on the list with 15 victims. The man with the most wickets was Tanvir who has been retained by the Guyanese team for 2018.Emrit says having Tanvir bowling at the other end makes his job easier.“Tanvir knows how to swing the new ball, a lot of guys don’t swing the new ball in the Caribbean. On his day, when he starts swinging it he causes a lot of trouble for the opponents. He started to swing the ball later on in the tournament and that’s where we got our momentum. If he can do that from the start, definitely he’ll be a handful again” Emrit  said in a interview with Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedWatson & Munro expecting a close fought Playoff 2 on ThursdayAugust 2, 2016In “Sports”Sangakkara praises Tallawahs spirit after Hero CPL victoryAugust 8, 2016In “latest news”Warriors ready for the biggest game of the season – EmritAugust 7, 2016In “Sports” read more

Paco Lopez declares side wont be afraid of Barcelona

first_imgLevante coach Paco Lopez says his side are not afraid of reigning LA Liga Champions Barcelona.Paco Lopez’ men are hugely touted to meet Barcelona both in the league and Copa del Rey but the gaffer insists his players will do their job on the pitch without fear.“The league is the real reality for us and in the cup, we have been handed the most difficult opponent, along with Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid,” he told reporters as published by Marca.“But we will face it with the same enthusiasm we would for any other rival.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“Managing to surprise Barcelona is something very few teams achieve each year and you can count on the fingers of one hand how often it happens.“It takes a special set of circumstances, like against Madrid, and you must reach your maximum potential as a team.“If we can show our identity and implement our plan then we will have a better chance of winning.“We aren’t afraid of playing against Barcelona.”last_img read more

WestJet worker had measles on Provo flight

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #measlesthreatfromWestJetworker Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 3, 2017 – Providenciales – Providenciales was among the flight destinations to which a WestJet employee, who is recently confirmed to have highly contagious measles, flew to and now passengers are being warned of what to look out for.There were seven flights worked by the employee in all and a media report says it was Toronto Public Health which alerted WestJet of the situation.   The flight worked by the WestJet staff was on March 24, which was a week ago today, commuting from Toronto to Provo.#MagneticMediaNews#measlesthreatfromWestJetworker Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img

Will humans live after death Man claims to have seen angels and

first_imgPixabayEven though there are no scientific proofs, many spiritualists and extreme religious believers used to claim that life after death is a reality, and death is just the beginning of an eternal journey. To substantiate their claims, they used to cite examples of near-death testimonials where the victim might have experienced something weird and unbelievable. Such a near-death experience (NDE) testimonial shared by a man named Bernard is now the hottest debating point among spiritualists and afterlife believers.In a testimonial shared to NDERF (Near Death Experience Research Foundation) website, Bernard shared his near-death experience after a heart attack. As per Bernard, everything around him became completely dark after the heart attack, and later, he woke up in an area which is very similar to space.Soon, two powerful beams of lights accompanied Bernard, and he believes that these light sources were actually angels.”Two angels appeared one on either side of the light. They appeared to be just like the light, only they were in human form. They didn’t have wings or anything like that. They were just beings that were made of the light. The light and the angels were so bright that it should have blinded me, but it did not hurt to look at them. Nor did I want to look away. It was the most beautiful, glorious sight I have ever seen. No words can accurately describe the beauty it held,” wrote Bernard on his near-death experience testimonial.He also revealed that one of the angels he saw seems very similar to his grandmother.”One of the angels looked very similar to my grandmother who passed away but with a younger and more vibrant appearance. This angel that appeared to be my grandmother, motioned to me to come to her. I began to rapidly accelerate towards the angels and the light. It was pure bliss. Then all of a sudden I regained consciousness. Being back in my body felt painful, disgusting and awkward. I just wanted to go back to where I was before. I begged for God to just take me back. I did not want to be alive on earth anymore,” added Bernard.The testimonial shared by Bernard has now gone viral on online space, and many people consider it an authentic proof of life after death. However, medical experts have dismissed these claims stating that these visual hallucinations are the result of survival technique adopted by the human brain.During life-threatening events, the oxygen supply to the brain decreases drastically, and at this time, the survival trick adopted by the brain is resulting in these visual hallucinations.last_img read more

Wesbrooks Named 2018 USTA Kentucky Junior Male Tennis Player of the Year

first_imgStory Links “I am happy for Alex for being given this award,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “He follows the footsteps of other great players in the past. His junior days were a stepping stone to the collegiate level that he is now. This award acknowledged his past results and I will do all that I can that his success continues in his college career at UofL.” University of Louisville freshman Alex Wesbrooks was recently honored as United States Tennis Association (USTA) Kentucky 2018 Junior Male Player of the Year. The Louisville native earned the honor after helping St. Xavier High School capture its third straight Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) state title. The 2018 Kentucky Mr. Tennis selection also collected his second consecutive all-state selection last year and was ranked as high as No. 47 nationally according to Wesbrooks has already made an immediate impact at UofL and stands tied for second on the team with 10 singles wins and 11 doubles victories. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

One of the Earliest Nike Shoes Ever Made Sells for Nearly Half

first_imgThe 1972 Nike “Moon Shoes”, one of the earliest and most iconic Nike’s ever made, has, according to Sotheby’s, just sold for a record-breaking price of $437,500 at a recent Sotheby’s auction. The rare and highly sought after Waffle Racing Flats, or “Moon Shoes” was one of Nike’s first running shoes designed for track stars at the 1972 Olympic Trials in Munich. There are only 12 pairs of these handmade “waffle moon” Nike’s in existence and the pair sold at auction is the only known one to be unworn and in mint condition. The shoes are the creation of Nike co-founder and Oregon University track coach Bill Bowerman, who in 1970-71 famously came up with the first prototype by creatively using his wife’s Belgian waffle iron and pouring rubber into the mold for the famous “waffle” look of the sole. His experiments were intended to produce a new sole for athletic footwear that would have enough grip but, most importantly, be lightweight.The 1972 Nike Waffle Racing Flat ‘Moon Shoe,’ the last remaining pair in Sotheby’s Stadium Goods: the Ultimate Sneaker Collection, achieved $437,500 earlier today, setting a new world auction record for a pair of sneakers. #SothebysStadiumGoods— Sotheby’s (@Sothebys) July 23, 2019AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsBowerman was obsessed with trimming weight off of his runners’ shoes. He believed that his custom shoes would be lighter and cause his athletes less blisters. He wanted to reduce the overall drag on their energy by shaving off every ounce he could from the shoe. By his calculations, removing one ounce (28 g) from a shoe, based on a six-foot stride for a runner, would reduce 55 pounds (25 kg) of lift over a one-mile (1.6 km) span.In 1966 Bowerman’s earliest designs led to the creation of a running shoe that would go on to become the “Nike Cortez” in 1968. The Cortez flew off the shelves and quickly became one of their top-selling and most recognizeable shoe designs. Bowerman designed several more Nike shoes, but certainly his most famous is the waffle design of the early 70s, which inspired the “Moon Shoe” of 1972. The nickname “Moon Shoe” was used because it was said the waffle soles resembled the footprints left by astronauts on the moon. It is this shoe, made for the ’72 American Olympic track team that has just been sold.Statue of Bill Bowerman in Eugene, Oregon by sculptor Diane Lee JacksonOne of the unfortunate negative by-products of Bowerman’s unusual shoe designing method was his health. He designed his shoes in a small, unventilated space, using glue and solvents with toxic components which resulted in severe nerve damage. This damage to his lower legs left him with significant mobility problems, so much so that, according to Kenny Moore in his book Bowerman and the Men of Oregon, the famous coach and shoe designer was unable to run in the shoes that he had shared with the world.The 1998 biopic Without Limits detailed the famous relationship between record-breaking distance runner Steve Prefontaine and his coach Bowerman, played by Donald Sutherland. As well Nike headquarters is located on Bowerman Drive as a tribute to the company’s co-founder.Nike headquarters, Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Brandon Carson CC by 2.0Related Video: 10 Weird And Wonderful Things Sold At AuctionCanadian investor and car collector Miles Nadal purchased the pair of Moon Shoes for $437, 500. According to Sotheby’s he also purchased 99 other rare shoes for a grand total of $850,000 spent at the auction. The auction house went on to say that prior to this huge sale the highest price paid for shoes at a public auction was $190,373 in 2017 for a pair of Converse sneakers signed and reportedly worn by basketball legend Michael “Air” Jordan in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.Related Article: The ancient Greek goddess Nike, representing victory and speed, inspired the Nike company logoNadal said the “Moon Shoe” is a “true historical artifact in sports history and pop culture.” He plans to display them, along with the 99 other rare shoes he purchased, at his Dare to Dream Automobile Museum in Toronto.The initial starting price for the Nike Moon Shoes was $80,000. The massive final sale price shattered the pre-sale estimate of $160,000. The shoes were part of Sotheby’s “Stadium Goods: the Ultimate Sneaker Collection” online auction.last_img read more

Enjoy Paris with a glass of wine in your hand at the

first_imgPuerto Vallarta Tourism Chief: Visit to become one of us, you will be safe!First European Gay Wine Weekend launches this year with sunset drinks in beautiful French town14 ways to have the best gay romantic weekend getaway in BrusselsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) The LGBTI-friendly XO Hotel is an elegant, boutique Paris hide-away, walking distance from the Arc de Triomphe.Set down a quiet Parisian street, away from the busy boulevards, it’s a great base to explore the city, while still guaranteeing yourself a good night’s sleep. Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . A wine-lovers hotelThe XO Hotel’s most exciting unique selling point is its dedication to wine.Oenophiles – or wine lovers, if you prefer – can use cool dispensing machines to get a range of cool wines by the glass 24 hours a day.The dispensing machines are available at reception and in the lower-ground floor bar. They’re simple to use. You load a card with credit, put it into the machine, choose your wine by the glass and just press the button.Of course, wine is even better when accompanied by a cold-cut and cheese buffet. So XO Hotel offers a complimentary ‘Apéritivo!’ session each evening in their dedicated tasting room.The big wooden communal table also hosts wine tasting events led by knowledgeable oenologists.And every guest gets a complimentary glass of wine included in their booking. If you really want to indulge, try the XO Cognac or Delamain Cognac to round off a special evening.Boutique roomsThe XO has just 58 elegant rooms. So it is large enough to offer some of the facilities of a bigger hotel but small enough to offer a personal service.The hotel was only opened in 2017, so the rooms have a stylish, contemporary feel. They are tastefully decorated with a soothing color palette of blond and bronze wood tones, with hints of blue and grey.Naturally, you have all the luxuries you’d expect of a four star hotel. Each room has a mini bar, Nespresso machine, HD TV, complimentary wifi and luxurious bedding and towels.They all look out onto the traditional Paris street and the upper floors in particular offer stunning views across the rooftops of the city.BreakfastIf you are getting up early or in a rush, you can grab an Express breakfast of coffee, fruit juice and pastry as you pass by reception.Or if you want to pamper yourself with a lazy morning in bed you can order a continental breakfast, served in your room.But it’s worth getting up for the full breakfast experience. The XO provides a delicious buffet of cheese, cold cuts, fruit, fruit juices, cereal and scrambled eggs. And, of course, it wouldn’t be breakfast in France without the best pastries, bread, honey and jam.It’s more than enough to set you up for a day of exploring.Good food and wine are hallmarks of the XO Hotel.Stay alongside real ParisiansI have visited Paris many times over the last 25 years and never explored the 17th arrondisement before.center_img Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… GAYSTARNEWS- In a sense, there’s no need to. This wealthy enclave that is home to the XO Hotel doesn’t contain any major tourist sites or museums. As such, it’s dominated by real Parisians, rather than tourists, which is quite refreshing.And it is very well connected. From the hotel, you can stroll to the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysée. Or you can jump on the Metro, with two stations just a few minutes walk away from the XO’s front door.What is more, the 17th is a charming neighborhood in its own right. It’s one of the areas of Paris that Baron Haussmann set out on the orders of Emperor Napoleon III. So it’s quintessentially Parisian with wide boulevards and fine architecture.The XO Hotel itself reflects the traditional building pattern but has added a hint of Art Deco style too.There is excellent shopping available on the nearby streets that are lined with mid-range and high-end boutique shops, cafés and restaurants.A neighborhood that has inspired artistsA few streets away from the hotel, is the Battignoles area, a little neighborhood within the 17th with a slightly alternative character. If you enjoy a grungy bohemian style, you should head here to check out the bars and bistros. The cute French term for the hipsters who make this area is BoBos, short for bohemian-bourgeois.Battignoles is no new invention, however. It inspired the painter Édouard Manet and his friends, who painted scenes of its café lifestyle in the 19th century. They became known as the ‘groupe des Batignolles’.Another neighborhood gem, walking distance from the XO Hotel, has also inspired great art. This is the Parc Monceau, a little green haven, surrounded by elegant houses. The dappled light and shade inspired the greatest of the impressionists, Claude Monet, to paint six views of it between 1876 and 1878.It’s still a beautiful place to stroll, less formal than other Paris parks. And it boasts some quirky follies, an Egyptian pyramid, a Chinese fort, a Dutch windmill, and Corinthian pillars.Staying at the XO HotelThe XO Hotel is at 23-25 Rue Théodore de Banville, 75017, Paris. You can book online at the XO Hotel site.Also on Gay Star NewsThe secret, sexy gay and lesbian history of Versailleslast_img read more