Dum Dum Muncipality councillors husband found dead in shop

first_imgKolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of Dum Dum Municipality councillor’s husband. The deceased identified as Nirmal Kundu was the husband of Supriya Kundu, councillor of Dum Dum Municipality. His body was found hanged inside his shop on Monday.According to sources, Supriya and Nirmal used to reside at a flat at Kamalapur in Dum Dum. Supriya was elected as a councillor from ward Number 11 in the last municipality elections. Her husband Nirmal was a popular Trinamool Congress leader. He ran a stationary shop on the ground floor of the building that housed their apartment. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersOn Sunday night he went to sleep inside the shop. As he used to sleep there often, Supriya and other family members did not doubt anything suspicious. On Monday morning, their neighbours saw that the lights inside the shop were on. When some of them knocked on the shop’s shutter which was locked from inside, however, no one responded. Immediately they informed Supriya. After a few minutes, she along with other family knocked on the shutter but Nirmal did not respond. They informed Dum Dum police station. The police came and broke the shutter and found Nirmal hanging from ceiling fan with the help of a nylon rope. He was brought down and rushed to Dum Dum Hospital where Nirmal was declared brought dead. Sources claimed that he was going through depression since Trinamool’s result in the Lok Sabha elections in Dum Dum was not up to the mark. Also, he was suffering from various ailments and had almost stopped stepping out of his home. An Unnatural Death (UD) case has been lodged at the Dum Dum police station. No suicide note was found from the incident site.last_img read more

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Syrian chocolatier to hire mentor refugees They come here to contribute

first_imgANTIGONISH, N.S. — A one-time Syrian refugee who founded a thriving Nova Scotia chocolate company has announced plans to hire and mentor other refugees.Peace by Chocolate of Antigonish, N.S., has committed to hiring 50 refugees by 2022, and to mentor 10 refugee-run start-ups over the next few years.The now-famous company was founded by the Hadhad family, who fled their home in war-torn Damascus in 2012. They arrived in Nova Scotia with next to nothing in 2016.The company was founded shortly after and quickly found success, bolstered by high-profile shout-outs like one from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in an address to the United Nations.The family’s remarkable story has been told around the world.Tareq Hadhad, CEO of the company, said Peace by Chocolate aims to give back to the country that welcomed his family when so many nations were closing their borders to the Syrian plight.Now he plans to expand on that vision by giving back to other refugees looking to start new lives — as Canadians did for his family when they needed it most.“They (refugees) come here to contribute, they come here to give back to the community, and as a family that lost everything in the world we know how they feel,” Hadhad said in an interview.“Being a refugee is not a choice, it’s not a decision, it’s not a life goal. These people are fleeing their homes because of war, because of persecution. It is substantial and it’s the responsibility for everyone to do his role in supporting these newcomers to Canada.”Hadhad said the roles on offer will include positions in production, sales, and senior management, nurturing the skills and experience refugees bring with them.Hadhad’s father, Assam, ran a chocolate business in Damascus for decades but it was destroyed in a 2012 bombing.Many of the jobs will be located at new facilities planned for different parts of the country as Peace By Chocolate expands, with locations still being finalized.Hadhad said he hopes other Canadian businesses will follow his lead and support newcomers.The chocolatier added that most Canadians have the generosity of Indigenous people to thank for their successes in Canada.“Everyone when they came here, they received a hand, and now it’s the turn for all these settled Canadians to help,” he said.“We want to support other refugees like our community supported us.”– By Holly McKenzie-Sutter in St. John’s, N.L.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Target soars while Qualcomm plunges

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Wednesday:Target Corp., up $5.60 to $77.56The retailer reported a surge in online sales that helped push profit and revenue beyond Wall Street forecasts.Lowe’s Cos., down $13.16 to $97.94The home improvement retailer cut its profit outlook for the year after reporting weak first quarter financial results.Nordstrom Inc., down $3.50 to $34.35The upscale department store’s first quarter profit fell far short of Wall Street forecasts and it slashed its outlook for the year.Urban Outfitters Inc., down $2.66 to $24.34The clothing retailer warned that its Nuuly clothing rental service will crimp earnings for the next several quarters.Pure Storage Inc., down $5.10 to $15.50The data storage company reported a surprisingly wide first quarter loss and its revenue also fell short of Wall Street forecasts.Toll Brothers Inc., down $1.75 to $36.60The home builder gave investors a weak home sales forecast for the year, citing slower demand.Qualcomm Inc., down $8.44 to $69.31A federal judge ruled that the chipmaker stifled cellphone chip market competition and charged excessive licensing fees.Avon Products Inc., up 29 cents to $3.49The cosmetics and beauty products company is being bought by Brazilian makeup brand Natura Cosmeticos SA, according to media reports.The Associated Press read more

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Brexit will not alter depth of Britains friendship with Germany says Duke

first_imgThe Duke of Cambridge inspects soldiers in the military parade The Duke also posed for a photograph with a young boy who was trying to sneakily take a picture without his father seeing.Ethan Wicks, 12, had been instructed by his father Captain Ian Wicks, who is based in Germany and was the parade commander, to keep his phone away.But when the Duke spotted Ethan trying to be subtle, he asked “would you like a proper one?” and posed for a photo.”It was weird that I didn’t ask for the photo and that he asked me,” the 12-year-old added. The Duke meets local residents who turned out in the sunshine to watch today’s festivities #NRW70 pic.twitter.com/iwdnVEld7P— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 23, 2016 The Duke of Cambridge greets Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor It was the first time the Duke had met Mrs Merkel. They shook hands on a red carpet to a band playing Let It Go from the film Frozen at the Tonhalle.Earlier in the day, the Duke met members of the British Forces Germany (BFG) who are stationed in the region.He watched a BFG military parade with the region’s minister, President Hannelore Kraft, who presented the federal state’s highest honour – the Fahnenband – to the Brigade. The Duke of Cambridge greets Angela Merkel, the German ChancellorCredit:PA The Duke and Chancellor Merkel meet young performers ahead of tonight’s 70th anniversary celebrations #NRW70 pic.twitter.com/KT3PxdgyFW— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 23, 2016center_img The Duke of Cambridge has said that the “depth” of Britain’s friendship with Germany will not change after Brexit.The Duke, who was speaking at a gala in Dusseldorf alongside Chancellor Angela Merkel to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, said the relationship with the region and country would not weaken.”In short, what began 70 years ago as a relationship of necessity between an occupying power and a region in ruin, is today a partnership of genuine friendship and of massive mutual benefit.”This partnership will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. The depth of our friendship with Germany and with North Rhine-Westphalia will not change.”The Duke, who was speaking at the Tonhalle, added: “Bilaterally and internationally we will continue together to lead efforts to promote prosperity, security and stability in the world.” The Duke of Cambridge inspects soldiers in the military paradeCredit:PA 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. The Duke revealed he wished he had served in Germany to a member of the 20th Armoured Brigade.He told Andy Thorne, deputy chief of staff at the HQ of the BFG who has been stationed in Germany for 10 years, that he “wished” he had been given the opportunity to be based in the country. The Duke was visiting the German city to mark the anniversary of the making of the state which was created by the British military government in 1946 after the Second World War.”Operation Marriage” merged the regions of North Rhine, part of the largely Catholic Rhineland, and the predominantly Protestant Westphalia.A close link between Britain and the North Rhine-Westphalia state has endured since, partially thanks to the continued military presence.last_img read more

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George Michael died of accidental drugs overdose says his cousin

first_imgGeorge Michael’s cousin has said he suspects the star died of an accidental drugs overdose.Andros Georgiou said the singer had resumed taking “hard drugs” toward the end of his life, but denied his death was suicide.The 53-year-old superstar was found dead at his home in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, on Christmas Day.Police said a post-mortem had proved “inconclusive” and the results of further tests are yet to be revealed.His death is being treated as “unexplained but non-suspicious”. Speaking to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, Mr Georgiou said hard drugs “had been back in [Michael’s] life” and crack cocaine was a “favourite”, but he denied the singer used heroin.”I just think he took too much of something, mixed with antidepressants and other drugs he was on – with alcohol,” he said.”I think his heart just stopped beating.” The former record producer rejected speculation that Michael had taken his own life after suffering from depression.He said: “I believe he had suicidal thoughts, because his mental health was all over the place. But I don’t believe this was suicide.”Mr Georgiou worked with Michael at the height of his fame, although the pair became estranged in 1998.He paid tribute to the “incredibly generous” star who was “one of the nicest people you could ever meet”. You can watch George Michael’s cousin in his only broadcast interview exclusively on @VictoriaLIVE @vicderbyshire from 0900 on Tuesday. https://t.co/stwL1g2L3t— Louisa Compton (@louisa_compton) 16 January 2017center_img Mr Georgiou said Michael had taken steps to overcome his use of illegal drugs.However, after speaking to people who knew the singer towards the end of his life, he believed he had been “dragged back into the dark side”.Detectives from Thames Valley Police have questioned the last people to see Michael alive as part of their investigation.Mr Georgiou said he wanted to “get to the truth of what happened” and to know what the singer may have taken and how he could have acquired it. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Albion cane harvester conned by bandits

A cane harvester attached to the Albion Estate, Berbice is now left counting his losses after bandits on Monday conned him of his gold jewellery.According to information received, the man was at home when he received a call where the caller purported to be a representative of the GTT in New Amsterdam.He was instructed to report to the GTT office there in relation to his phone line, which the caller told him he would lose if he failed to go to the office.This publication understands that the man left his home to go to the utility company.While on his way to the company, a call was then made reportedly by the same perpetrator to the 12-year-old son of the cane harvester.He was instructed to collect all of the gold jewellery in the house and take it to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Sources close to the Police confirmed that the boy gathered the jewellery belonging to his mother and sister totalling in excess of $200,000 and took it to the hospital.When he arrived at the hospital, he was sent to the back where he was instructed to leave the jewellery on a table.Moments later, he was told to go back for the jewellery, but when he did it was not there.Information surrounding the entire incident is sketchy; however, the Police have launched an investigation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedCane Harvester robbed, beaten by ‘bicycle bandits’October 27, 2015In “Crime”Cane harvester remanded for killing wifeMay 14, 2016In “Court”Cane harvester alleges beating at the hands of Berbice PoliceSeptember 21, 2018In “Crime” read more

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iPad 3G sortie annoncée le 7 mai prochain

first_imgiPad 3G : sortie annoncée le 7 mai prochainÉtats-Unis – La version 3G de l’iPad ne sera finalement pas commercialisée fin avril. Apple annonce sa mise en vente outre-Atlantique à partir du 7 mai prochain.Elle devait en principe sortir à la fin du mois mais la version 3G de l’iPad ne sera finalement disponible aux États-Unis que le 7 mai prochain, d’après la boutique en ligne d’Apple.À lire aussiQuand des Américains assistent à la naissance d’un bébé phoque sur une plageRaison de ce report : le trop grand succès de l’iPad, en l’occurrence 500.000 ventes depuis le 3 avril dernier. Et nombreux sont les fans ayant déjà précommandé le modèle 3G. Trois modèles sont proposés sur le site, une version 16 Go à 629 dollars, une 32 Go à 729 dollars et un modèle 64 Go à 829 dollars. Des forfaits réservés à l’iPad sont également proposés aux États-Unis : un forfait 250 Mo à 15,99 dollars par mois et un illimité pour 29,99 dollars par mois. En France, Orange et SFR ont affirmé qu’ils mettront en place des forfaits iPad, tandis que Bouygues est en cours de discussion avec la firme à la pomme.Le 19 avril 2010 à 16:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Quatre éruptions solaires observées en moins de 24 heures

first_imgQuatre éruptions solaires observées en moins de 24 heuresLes 23 et 24 février derniers, cinq éruptions importantes ont été observées sur le Soleil. Parmi elles, quatre sont survenues en moins de 24 heures. Un phénomène qui prouve selon les chercheurs, que l’astre s’est complètement réveillé.Depuis déjà plusieurs mois, l’activité du Soleil s’intensifie. Elle devrait atteindre un pic en 2013 selon un cycle de onze années pendant lesquelles l’activité de notre étoile augmente puis diminue. Ainsi, en deux jours seulement, cinq éruptions solaires importantes ont été enregistrées. Et quatre d’entre elles sont survenues en seulement 24 heures, rapporte le site Sciences et Avenir.À lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreLe 1er août 2010, le Soleil s’est réveillé après une longue période de sommeil. Un éveil marqué par l’une de ses éruptions qui avait projeté des tonnes de plasma dans l’espace interplanétaire. Lorsque ces éjections de masse coronale atteignent notre planète, elles peuvent provoquer des orages magnétiques capables de perturber les télécommunications mais créant de magnifiques aurores boréales dans le ciel. Le 24 février dernier, le Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) a pu à nouveau observer et filmer des vagues de plasma, comparées à un tsunami, émanant d’une faille de près de 400.000 kilomètres. L’éruption prend la forme d’un filament sur la surface du Soleil.Découvrez en vidéo ce à quoi ressemble une éruption solaire sur MaxisciencesLe 27 février 2012 à 17:48 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Kickstarter Launched to Wipe the Rat From the End of The Departed

first_imgStay on target Kickstarter is a truly amazing thing. We’ve seen some extremely innovative products and wonderful creative projects launched there. There are also plenty of Kickstarters that are awesome because of their absurdity.There was that whole potato salad thing, which raised more than $55,000 and got more looks than the original Oculus Rift and Reading Rainbow Kickstarters.Now there’s a guy who wants $4,000 to digitally erase the painfully obvious symbolic rat from the end of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.The Departed was a good movie with a very bad ending. Here’s my explanation of the problem. pic.twitter.com/loXLMbqLDj— Erase the rat in The Departed (@RatErase) February 19, 2019The project is clearly not something that creator Adam Sacks just hastily threw together. He’s carefully laid out the entire process and crunched the numbers to arrive at his funding goal.Sacks will start by buying a copy of The Departed on Blu-Ray, as well as a Blu-Ray player to play it on. He’ll also need to purchase Blu-Ray ripping software.Once he’s got a digital file that can be worked with, Sacks will hand it off to visual effects artist Ed Mundy for the actual editing. He plans to pay Mundy $599 for his assistance, because $600 is the point at which you have to file tax forms with the IRS and he doesn’t need that hassle.Once Mundy has done his thing, Sacks will pay to have a film print made — just like Scorsese’s original. Then it’ll be converted back to digital. $57.69 for a month of Adobe CC access will let Sacks splice in the rat-free closing scene.Erasing the rat from the end of The Departed is a simple 9 step process. pic.twitter.com/hN0aCjxtSO— Erase the rat in The Departed (@RatErase) February 19, 2019Another $38.31 will go toward blank Blu-Ray discs that will be used to burn the finished product. $2.71 will cover a black Sharpie to “properly label” the discs (what’s more proper on a burned disc than Sharpie?).A pledge of $70 will get you The Departed minus rat. Well, technically it gets you a sealed copy of the Blu-Ray which Sacks will helpfully throw away for you and replace with the expurgated version.Assuming Sacks gets the $4,000 he’s after and the studio’s legal team doesn’t fire off a c & d, this is definitely a thing that could happen.More on Geek.com:10 Reasons ‘Into the Spider-Verse’ Is the Best Spider-Man Movie EverJason Momoa Joins Cast of ‘Dune’ RebootThe ‘Captain Marvel’ Website Is a Throwback to ’90s Design Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket last_img read more

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Morata blames Contes playing style for Chelsea struggles

first_imgChelsea striker Alvaro Morata believes that Antonio Conte’s direct style was the cause for his underwhelming first seasonThe Spanish forward failed to live up to his £60m price tag in last summer’s move from Real Madrid after scoring just three times in his final 23 appearances.Morata had been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer, but he is determined to prove his worth.“For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there, but I want to change things here. I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.“Chelsea gave me everything that I needed and now I have time to give back all that Chelsea gave me,” said Morata, according to Sky Sports.The 25-year-old is confident that he will flourish under new manager Maurizio Sarri’s footballing philosophy.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“The most important thing is the way we play,” he said.“Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the ball in the air is not my best quality“Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses. It’s better for me.“Sarri works with the ball always and when you always have the ball the strikers have more chances. I want to score more than 30 goals, but I would prefer to score 15 or 20 and get the Premier League or one big trophy.”Morata opened his scoring account for the 2018/19 campaign for Chelsea in their 3-2 victory over Arsenal in Saturday’s London derby at Stamford Bridge.last_img read more

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Portland police investigating fatal collision

first_imgEarly this morning, Tuesday November 16, 2010 at approximately 1:31 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a motor Portland Police Traffic Investigators have identified the drivers of last nights fatal crash. The driver of the 2000 International Tanker Truck that was rear-ended has been identified as 53-year-old Gregory Rupert of Seattle. The driver of the 1993 Ford F-350 pick-up has been identified as 43-year-old Phillip Patrick Burch of North Portland. Burch is in critical condition at an area hospital. The passenger has been identified as a 47-year-old resident of North Portland. His name will not be released at this time until family can be notified.Traffic investigators continue to investigate the contributing factors to the crash and no arrests have been made or citations issued at this time.ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOWEarly this morning, Tuesday November 16, 2010 at approximately 1:31 a.m., Portland Police officers responded to the report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries on North Columbia Boulevard and North Hurst Street. Officers arrived and found that a large, full-size American pick-up truck had rear-ended a double-axle tanker truck. Medical personnel arrived and made contact with the drivers of both vehicles. The driver of the pick-up was removed by medical personnel and was found to be suffering from apparent life-threatening injuries. He was transported to an area hospital. Officers and medical personnel then discovered that a passenger in the pick-up was deceased inside the vehicle. Both subjects appeared to be adult males.The driver of the tanker truck was suffering from non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the tanker truck was also an adult male.The Portland Police Bureau’s Major Crash Team will be investigating the circumstances of the crash. For the next few hours, North Columbia Boulevard will remain closed both directions from Chautauqua Boulevard to Portsmouth Avenue. Train traffic is also stopped at this time as investigators begin to process evidence at the scene.The Major Crash Team will be investigating any factors that may have contributed to the crash, including alcohol, speed, or road conditions.Additional details will be released when they become available later this morning.last_img read more

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Herrera Beutler joins Obama salute of Seattle Seahawks

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Barack Obama can appreciate a team overcoming long odds.Welcoming the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks to the White House on Wednesday, Obama took note that some football analysts hadn’t seen Seattle as a top-tier team. A die-hard fan of his hometown Chicago Bears, Obama nevertheless said he felt a certain kinship with the overachieving Seahawks.“As a guy who was elected president named Barack Obama, I root for the underdog,” the president joked.Joining in the festivities was U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, who chatted with the president after the ceremony.The Seahawks clinched their first Super Bowl victory in the history of the franchise in February by beating the Denver Broncos 43-8.The distinction for the team and by extension for the NFL came a day after a group of retired players accused the league in a lawsuit of turning a blind eye to the use of painkillers by teams that later led to serious complications.Obama has expressed misgivings about the violence of the sport, saying in an interview with the New Yorker published early this year that if he had a son he would not let him play pro football. Next week, Obama will hold a White House meeting on concussions and sports safety at the White House that will include young athletes, professional athletes, parents, coaches and health experts.In a nod to that controversy, Obama took note of Seahawks owner Paul Allen’s charitable foundation that has donated millions of dollars to research traumatic brain injuries. “Obviously this is a concern of the NFL, but is also a concern of our troops,” Obama said.Obama singled out the team’s outspoken cornerback, Richard Sherman, for being a role model to young people. Sherman was born in Compton, California, once a center of gang activity and a city that suffered from severely underperforming schools. Sherman however was a standout student who attended Stanford University on a scholarship.last_img read more

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Senate Passes State Spending Limit

first_img“Alaska must control its spending in order to refill our savings accounts and sustain constitutionally required programs Alaskans rely on in their everyday lives,” said Senate Majority Leader Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna). “Senate Bill 196 will help constrain the growth of government, so in the future we don’t find ourselves in the same difficult fiscal situation we face today.” “Had we had an effective spending cap in place during the fiscal years of 2006 through 2014, we would have about $15 billion in our Constitutional Budget Reserve right now,” said Sen. Natasha von Imhof (R-Anchorage). “A spending cap could give the Legislature the discipline it needs to keep state spending at a reasonable level from one year to the next.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Senate today passed a bill to limit the growth of state spending. The limit does not apply to appropriations to the Alaska Permanent Fund, payments for Permanent Fund dividends, required spending for state debt obligations, capital projects, or to meet a state of disaster declared by the governor as prescribed by law. The bill also has a three year “look back” provision to evaluate how the limit is working. “SB 196 plants a seed for a future tree of fiscal sustainability for Alaskans,” said Sen. Micciche. “Had the Legislature passed this bill 15 years ago, we would have billions more in savings, new taxes would not be a primary objective for the current House Majority, and it’s unlikely the governor would have cut Permanent Fund dividends.” To promote transparency with the public, the bill requires the governor to submit a report, along with the budget, comparing the governor’s spending proposal with the spending limit. In addition, the spending limit adjusts over time to reflect changes in inflation. The spending limit is a key priority for the Senate Majority. The Senate passed a spending limit in 2017 paired with a bill that placed guard rails around draws from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve, but the spending limit provision was rejected by the House Majority. This year, the Senate passed the spending limit as a standalone bill to simplify negotiations with the House on a solution to the state’s budget deficit. SB 196, sponsored by the Senate Finance Committee, caps unrestricted general fund (UGF) spending at $4.1 billion. SB 196 passed the Senate by a vote of 13 to zero after Senate Democrats opposed the bill during the floor debate and chose to not participate in the vote. The bill is now on its way to the Alaska House of Representatives for consideration.last_img read more

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The Fader Grows Its Social Team People on the Move — 122816

first_img Matt Rosoff has left Business Insider. He’d been executive editor there since 2010. He’s been named editorial director of CNBC Digital, a new role at the company. Deadline reports that Alyssa Mastromanco, COO of Vice, has left the company. She’s been named A+E Networks’ president of global communications strategy and talent and will act as a liaison with Viceland, the cable network shared by A+E and Vice Media. Meanwhile, Anne Kim, former policy editor at the brand, is moving to a new role as senior writer. Saahil Desai has been named a digital editor, who’ll be responsible for operations for the site and social media. He recently interned at Washington Monthly, as well as The American Prospect. Gilad Edelman, who joins as an editor of Washington Monthly’s bi-monthly print magazine, has written for brands such as Slate and The New Yorker. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Jason Zengerle has been named a contributing editor at The New York Times Magazine. He’ll continue to serve as a politics correspondent for GQ. They join Nazuk Kochhar, who has been promoted to associate editor.center_img Talking Biz News reports that Jim Tankersley has been hired by Vox. Tankersley, who previously served as an economic policy correspondent for The Washington Post, has not revealed what his role will be at Vox. Washington Monthly has added two staffers: Music brand The Fader has hired two social media editors, Juliana Pache and Ali Suliman.  In her new role, Kochhar will develop newsletter and video products for The Fader, as well as contribute to the brand’s site and print edition.   The Fader’s cross-platform reach has grown to an audience of 300 million this year and online traffic to the site has more than doubled between January and September to 4 million readers. Pache joins from Okayplayer where she was a social media manager. Suliman, who graduated earlier this year from the Fashion Institute of Technology, previously interned at Complex and Interview.last_img read more

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Buy This Comic Super Powers 1

first_imgStay on target DC’s ‘Batman Experience’ Pop-Up Exhibition Is Coming to SDCC’Krypton’ Series Season 2 Sneak Peek: Superman’s Home Planet Is at Stake DC Comics recently began its Rebirth; a company-wide relaunch meant to right the wrongs of their New 52 reboot and return to the roots of the DC Universe. A “soft reboot” of sorts, Rebirth, seems to be breathing life and color back into the universe, after recent criticisms that the DC movies and comics have drifted too far into the grim and gritty side of storytelling. While there is nothing wrong with trying to tell a serious, or even adult story, the problem comes from a lack of balance at DC. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are characters created for young readers, and then were pushed into “serious” territory as those readers grew up, to say that “Comics aren’t just for kids.” As a result, we’re faced with the opposite end of the problem, in that there do not seem to be enough comics aimed at children. Thankfully, we have the creative team of Art Baltazar and Franco.via DC ComicsWorking on kid-friendly versions of the DC Universe since the beginning of their Tiny Titans series in 2008, Art Baltazar and Franco have been working hard to provide kid-friendly comics. Tiny Titans ran for 50 issues until its conclusion in 2012, with a 6 issue follow up mini-series in 2014, while their New 52-era series, Superman Family Adventures, only ran for 12 issues. However, with DC trying to emphasize the more whimsical, ridiculous aspects of their universe, Super Powers seems like it is coming along at just the right time.The solicitation for issue one…Aw yeah, the World’s Greatest Heroes are back in a new, all-ages miniseries—except for Batman! Superman helps out by cleaning up in Gotham City, where he discovers a clue that sends Wonder Woman into space to find the Caped Crusader. Her journey brings her a step closer to Batman, but can she uncover the truth behind his disappearance? From the award-winning creative team that brought you TINY TITANS and SUPERMAN FAMILY ADVENTURES!via DC ComicsThe first issue of Super Powers is a simple, cute story focusing on Superman and Wonder Woman as they fight crime in Gotham City and look for a missing Batman. Artist and co-writer Art Baltazar has perfected his style, with crisp lines and flat, bright colors, and it matches up perfectly with the story and tone by him and co-writer Franco. A much-needed dose of fun, Super Powers #1 is a book you should absolutely be checking it out, not just for yourself, but for your children, nieces and nephews, younger siblings, and especially your inner child.via DC ComicsTaking its name from a classic line of DC Comics action figures, Super Powers #1 is a lively step in the right direction for DC. With the beginning of the new Justice League Action cartoon next month on Cartoon Network, and the release of the LEGO Batman movie in February, hopefully, this is all indicators that DC is beginning to utilize what makes their universe so great. Super Powers #1 is on sale now at your local comic shop. You can also find it online at Comixology.com or in print.last_img read more

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Sony announces thinner lighter PS Vita with better battery life

first_imgLast month Sony took the much-needed decision to cut the price of the PS Vita to $199 while promising to significantly reduce the price of the handheld’s memory cards. But that wasn’t the end of the PS Vita announcements as Sony has just revealed a brand new model, the PCH-2000.From October 10th a new thinner, lighter PS Vita will be available to buy that comes with a range of advantages over the existing model. It’s 20 percent thinner at just 15mm thick, and 15 percent lighter weighing in at 219 grams. The battery life has also been extended by one hour taking the time between charges to around 6 hours.There’s also good news for those who still think the memory card pricing is too high–you will no longer need one. Sony is including 1GB of memory as standard in the revised Vita, so save games and smaller download games can be played without a memory card inserted. At the same time, a 64GB memory card is being introduced for users who want to carry a lot of games around with them. It’s also thought that lower memory card pricing will happen alongside the launch.A thinner, lighter PS Vita is great news for gamers, but also a cost saver for Sony. However, there is one cost-saving change gamers may not appreciate. Although nothing is changing in terms of screen resolution, Sony has swapped out the 5-inch OLED panel for an LCD unit. We’ll have to wait and see how good that looks compared to the original unit.The new PS Vita arrives on October 10 in Japan, but other regions don’t have a release date at time of writing. It also looks like there will be six color options available from day one.last_img read more

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Trans activists are urging a boycott of Matt Bomers film Anything

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘The decision to put yet another man in a dress to portray a transgender woman touches a nerve for transgender people, and rightfully so. It’s yet another painful reminder that, in the eyes of so many people, transgender women are really just men,’ Nick Adams, a trans staffer at GLAAD, wrote.In fact, there were trans actors who auditioned for this film, only to be rejected for the role.‘I auditioned for this. I told them they shouldn’t have a cis man play a trans woman. They didn’t care,’ Tweeted trans actress Jen Richards in 2016 in response to the announcement of Bomer’s casting.Representation mattersIn a post on Medium, activist Phaylen Fairchild writes:‘Anyone can put on lipstick and a dress, in fact, most men have at one point in their lives just for Halloween. The problem with Hollywood doing it over and over again (Jared Leto, Hillary Swank, Eddie Redmayne, Dakota Fanning) is that it never delivers the portrayal from an authentic emotional or psychological perspective. It’s reductive, and the Hollywood machine is so busy patting these “courageous” actors on the backs that they never see it.’‘While the concept of “Anything” is compelling, one cannot watch without seeing Matt Bomer playing a Transwoman, which completely breaks the immersion.’‘Clearly, Bomer has not had any access to the lives of Trans women, thus, he is forced to make it up as he goes along, trying to play a character rather than portray a figure whose life experiences have shaped them as a Transgender individual. Beyond that, seeing a cis Man, like Bomer, who can wipe off the makeup, go home to his family and leave it all behind because being Trans for 6 months was just his job is an insult to the actual brave men and women who walk out of their house into the hellish streets of prejudice and judgement every single day. They do not have the privilege of taking off their identity and resuming a “normal” life.’‘Here’s the thing- Trans women and men both young and old deserve to be accurately represented on-screen. We deserve to have a public presence where we are provided beacons of hope, enlightenment, and we have the right to be given our own screen idols. Glossing over the Trans existences in favor of a makeshift one by proxy of some cis actor is repeated negligence and a deliberate slap in the face to the entire Trans community. We’re asking for representation and visibility in media.’‘This is not it.’Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Matt Bomer’s indie flick Anything is slated for release next month. In the film, Bomer is playing a trans sex worker.However, many trans people and allies are urging a boycott of the film, as it’s yet again featuring a cis male actor as a trans woman. This was the case in films such as Dallas Buyers Club (starring Jared Leto) and The Danish Girl (starring Eddie Redmayne), among others.Anything boycottTrans Narratives, an organization focused on helping trans people share their stories, recently posted the following to Facebook:The post, which urges people to see A Fantastic Woman—which star trans actor Daniela Vega—over Anything, received widespread attention, being shared over 2,000 times.‘Here is some feedback. The meme resonated enough to get more than 2,000 shares in a couple of days,’ the page wrote. ‘Feedback indicates that most trans people are offended by Hollywood’s employment of cis men who put on a dress trying to imitate trans people. If it is no longer acceptable for white folks to play African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, why is it acceptable for men to play trans women?’Still, the people behind Trans Narratives got some backlash—mostly from gay men who are defending Bomer’s role.‘As a trans woman, I know from personal experience that many gay men believe that trans women are really gay men who refuse to deal with being gay men. I’ve been told this to my face,’ an admin of the page wrote.‘So perhaps the gay men who insist on “gay-splaining” that Matt Bomer should be playing a trans woman just can’t get over the notion that trans women are in fact women, not gay men.’The admins of the page practically begged cisgender people to listen to the voices of trans people about this.‘On Trans Narratives I asked the trans community what they thought of cis men playing trans women. The vast majority of trans people say it exploits us. Don’t debate us! Don’t tell us it’s just a movie and these men are just acting. Listen to us! Listen to a mother of trans children.’Problematic castingEven well-respected LGBTI organizations like GLAAD have pointed out the harm of casting cisgender men to play trans women. Help us to tell our stories, transgender groups call on HollywoodA first look at Matt Bomer as a trans sex worker in indie film AnythingLaverne Cox made an important point about trans representation in the mediaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/trans-activists-urging-boycott-matt-bomers-film-anything/ Photo: YoutubeMatt Bomer portrays a transgender woman in the independent film Anything GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

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