November supermoon is especially super according to NASA

The phenomenon knows as the ‘supermoon’ will reach its brightest in North America.At 6:22 a.m. Monday the moon with be its most luminescent because it’s coming the closest it has come to earth since 1948.Gazers will see a moon that is 14 per cent larger in diameter and 30 per cent brighter than when it’s at its farthest from earth.Helga Bairos of Branchton said she was driving at dusk and couldn’t wait to get home to grab her camera. “It looked like I could reach out and touch it” said Bairos.“The moon seemed mystical to me, once I saw my photos then I realized I saw the moon’s craters in two different views of the moon.”NASA says this month’s moon is especially “super” because it is the only supermoon this years to be completely full and it is the closest it has been to earth in almost 70 years.The moon won’t be this super again until 2034. read more

Latin America loses billions of dollars to double burden of undernutrition and

The Cost of the Double Burden of Malnutrition, released yesterday, is the result of a partnership between the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and calculates losses in productivity, health and education in Chile, Ecuador and Mexico.While undernutrition undermines physical growth and impairs brain development, overweight and obesity can lead to non-communicable diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension and cancer. Together, they inflict a ‘double burden’ on countries and people as they hinder the development of individuals, the well-being of communities and the goal of reaching Zero Hunger by 2030.According to the study, gross domestic product (GDP) in each country shrinks every year as a result of losses is productivity caused by this double burden. Losses are estimated at $500 million in Chile, $4.3 billion in Ecuador and $28.8 billion in Mexico, which represent respectively 0.2 per cent, 4.3 per cent and 2.3 per cent loss of GDP.“Over the last decade many middle income countries have made great inroads into reducing undernutrition. Yet the problem persists and we now witness a worrying trend among vulnerable communities with cases of undernourishment and overweight simultaneously within the same families,” said WFP Regional Director, Miguel Barreto. “The double burden of malnutrition increasingly affects the poor and vulnerable population, thus becoming another cause for the current inequality in our region,” said ECLAC Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena. The implications for the future of countries are frightening. According to the study, undernutrition is declining, but ‘overnutrition’ is expected to become the largest social and economic burden in the region. From 2014 to 2078, overweight and obesity are projected to cost on average $1 billion in Chile, $3 billion in Ecuador and $13 billion in Mexico per year respectively. The study recommends measures to mitigate this burden; governments should promote consumer education through clear policies and incentives to ensure reliable food labelling, physical activity initiatives, and the support of community-based nutrition education programmes.It encourages the food industry to work with governments to guarantee the production, availability, and accessibility of healthier food products, and to play a positive and responsible role in educating consumers on healthy food choices. read more

Baseball Seth Kinkers blown save costs No 3 Ohio State in 83

OSU sophomore Seth Kinker (37) fires a pitch during a game against Morehead State at Bill Davis Stadium on April 12. OSU won 1-0.Credit: Lantern File PhotoSeth Kinker has been one of the more reliable arms out of the Ohio State bullpen during the 2018 season. Coming into the Buckeyes’ second NCAA Tournament in the past three seasons with a 1.49 ERA and a .213 batting average against, the senior right-hander threw 4.2 shutout innings in the Big Ten Tournament, allowing two hits while striking out seven. However, Kinker’s outing in the opening game of the Greenville regional was much different with the right-hander’s blown save resulting in No. 3 Ohio State falling to No. 2 South Carolina 8-3. Coming in to protect a 2-0 lead in the seventh inning, the second-team All American allowed five runs on seven hits, including a three-run home run to South Carolina center fielder Danny Blair. After allowing four earned runs in Ohio State’s Big Ten tournament-opening loss to Purdue, left-handed starter Connor Curlis shut down the Gamecock offense. Curlis began the game with three no-hit innings, allowing only just one base runner on a walk in the third inning. South Carolina outfielder Carlos Cortes hit a single to begin the fourth inning, but Curlis escaped without any damage done. In six innings of work, the left-hander allowed four hits and two walks, stranding all six runners on base, including five after the fourth inning. Freshman Dillon Dingler put the Buckeyes on the board first in the second inning with a solo home run. Ohio State had many opportunities offensively moving forward, stranding the bases loaded in both the fourth and fifth innings. Dingler was not done though. In the seventh inning, after sophomore third baseman Connor Pohl hit a two-out single, advancing to second on a passed ball, the center fielder hit an RBI double, extending Ohio State’s two-run lead.Coming into the game with a .246 batting average, Dingler finished the day with two hits in five at-bats, driving in two of Ohio State’s three runs. Moving to the elimination bracket in the Greenville regional, No. 3 Ohio State will face the loser of No. 1 East Carolina and No. 4 UNC Wilmington at noon Saturday. read more

The spy base where reallife British Qs collaborated with CIA to hack

first_imgA secretive branch of Britain’s intelligence services which is home to real life ‘Qs’ fictionalised in James Bond was behind the hacking of mobile phones and televisions revealed in a series of leaked CIA documents.Her Majesty’s Government Communications Centre (HMGCC) is identified in the Wikileaks files as the British intelligence agency that collaborated with the CIA in breaking into the operating systems of iPhones.It is understood that HMGCC was also involved in helping MI5 to develop software to enable secret services to spy on targets through Samsung internet-connected television. “Ours is a world of pioneering products, custom one-offs and very special builds – where ideas and ingenuity are helping protect the UK and its interests in this ever-evolving digital age. Our teams create high-tech products featuring design and engineering of incredible complexity. But while our products can be tiny in size, their importance to the security of the country is immense.”Prof Anthony Glees, head of the University of Buckingham’s Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies, said Hanslope Park had made secure radios for MI6 spies and Special Operations Executive agents working behind enemy lines during the Second World War.During the Cold War it had carried on building communications gear for MI6, but he said it was likely MI5 also had access to it. He said: “What people in that world always say is the Americans have the money, but it’s the British that have the brains.” HMGCC is a little known outpost of the Foreign Office based in and around Hanslope Park, a 17th century manor house hidden down a leafy lane just off the M1 and close to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire.One document uncovered by The Telegraph amongst more than 8,000 published by Wikileaks shows the involvement of HMGCC in developing methods to ‘attack’ the iOS operating system used in iPhones and iPads.Under a file codenamed Triclops Summer 2015, the document details a ‘top secret’ workshop held in Ottawa in Canada, involving US , Canadian and British intelligence agencies, in which hackers discussed methods for  targeting iPhones. HMGCC scientists have been fictionalised as the Q Branch of the James Bond books.Credit: Allstar/Cinetext/UNITED ARTISTS An iPhone 7  An iPhone 7 Credit:STEFAN WERMUTH/Reuters One of the projects – codenamed Saline – gives an update on progress in using software to ‘attack’ the iOS operating system using ‘return-oriented programming’ – or ROP – a technique in which the cyberhacker ‘attacks’ a device by hijacking the software and taking control without the user knowing it. 1997, JAMES BOND - TOMORROW NEVER DIES...PIERCE BROSNAN & DESMOND LLEWELYN Film HMGCC’s  former boss Eddie Alleyne, an Oxford graduate, retired at Christmas after five years as both its chief executive and chairman. The identity of his replacement has not been made public. The document states that the previous hacking method is “not as accurate anymore” and adds, “using HMGCC’s new method of continued execution”. the file claims HMGCC’s technique works best on 32-bit iOS systems but less well on 64-bit devices and advises that for the future the agencies should “fix up reliability” and “merge” methods with HMGCC.Unlike more famous branches of the British secret services – such as MI5, MI6 and GCHQ – little is known about HMGCC. Its website states: “We design and deliver communication systems and provide technical solutions that protect national security at home and overseas, now and for the future. 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

FAM mobile IPCC project highlights importance of Central Asia

first_imgWith the In-Pit Crushing and Conveying (IPCC) 2014 conference in Johannesburg, South Africa approaching in mid-November (see it is important to emphasise that these projects are still being advanced, often in unexpected places. Central Asia is certainly one of those. IM in the past has covered the Takraf IPCC semi mobile stations at the Wostotschnij coal mine in Kazakhstan; as well as the high angle conveying system at the Muruntau gold mine in Uzbekistan but there have been more developments since then, notably from Germany’s FAM, more known for large materials handling and stacker/reclaimer systems at mineral ports. At one of Uzbekistan’s most important coal mines at Angren, FAM is helping owner Uzbekcoal reach its coal production target of 6.4 Mt by 2015. FAM Group recently stated that the project “will further expand its market position in the field of mobile opencast mining and mineral processing systems and equipment.” Takraf has also supplied conveyor technology and equipment to the Angren expansion project.Magdeburg-based FAM has supplied 5,000 t of equipment for the project via the Chinese company CCTEG.  In particular, FAM will provide three fully mobile units designed for conveying overburden with a throughput capacity of 4,000 t/h each. Furthermore, each system consists of a crawler-mounted crusher and a mobile conveyor bridge. The relevant spreader with tripper car is designed for 12,100 t/h and capable of dumping the material from three excavation faces. The entire system is completed by four FAM belt wagons with hopper and cable reel cars for transporting the coal to the bench belt conveyor with a capacity of 800 t/h each. The FZWB 2024 HS mobile crushing plants are designed for a throughput of 5,250 t/h each. They consist of an undercarriage with two steerable twin crawlers. The machine’s frame is supported on the undercarriage in a statically determined manner. Furthermore, a feed hopper, an apron feeder, a heavy-duty double roller crusher and a discharge belt conveyor complete the system. Shovel excavators feed the systems and ensure conversion of the discontinuous flow of materials into a continuous flow. Moreover, they also crush the material to grain sizes facilitating conveying on belt conveyors. The crushers are designed for high compressive strengths (up to 200 MPa) and can process grain sizes of up to 1.1 m in diameter.The height-adjustable discharge belt conveyor of the mobile crushing plants transfers the material onto the mobile conveyor bridges. The latter are 90 m long and designed so that the material can be transferred onto the bench belt conveyor in a large range of angles and from three different crusher working levels which can be positioned between -15 m and +15 m relative to the level of the bench belt conveyor. This way a total working range of 45 m is available. The conveyor bridge which can be hydraulically leveled is supported at both ends on a twin crawler mounted undercarriage. At the discharge head of the conveyor bridge the crawlers are arranged on both sides of the bench and the material conveyed is transferred to the bench conveyor between the crawlers. The electric power required for the conveyor bridge and the crusher is supplied via a cable drum which is connected to this undercarriage. Neither a change of the working level nor turning around at the tail station of the bench belt conveyor require decoupling of the system, so the mobile crushers and the pertinent 90 m conveyor bridge need not be separated electrically. The three bench belt conveyors transport the overburden to the spreader whose 60 m long discharge boom allows dumping up to a height of 22 m.last_img read more

Unions dismayed and angry about Bus Éireanns approach to pay talks

first_img Shane Ross says outlook for Bus Eireann is ‘bleak’— TheJournal Politics (@TJ_Politics) December 6, 2016 Image: Sam Boal/ Short URL Dec 6th 2016, 6:20 PM Source: TheJournal Politics/Twitter 19,908 Views Image: Sam Boal/ 125 Comments center_img Unions ‘dismayed and angry’ about Bus Éireann’s approach to pay talks Earlier, Transport Minister Shane Ross said the company’s financial situation is “fairly bleak”. Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 6:20 PM Updated 6.20pmUNIONS HAVE EXPRESSED anger at Bus Éireann management amid concerns about the company’s finances.Union representatives and management attended a Labour Court sitting this evening to address a pay claim of up to 21%, but management would not look at the pay claim separately from other cost reduction measures.Earlier Transport Minister Shane Ross said the state of the semi-state company’s finances was “fairly bleak”.Union sources told they are “dismayed, shocked and angry” at Bus Éireann, accusing management of “thumbing their nose” at both the court and workers.Speaking in Dublin earlier, Ross said he met the heads of Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ) and Bus Éireann yesterday to discuss the company’s ”critical” financial situation.It’s believed the company could be insolvent within two years. Share306 Tweet Email2 By Órla Ryan NBRU General Secretary Dermot O’Leary said everyone involved in the dispute needed to engage, including the Department of Transport and the National Transport Authority.“That’s the only way to solve the problem. No resolution can be found unless all those involved engage.”LossesBus Éireann had losses of €5.6 million last year.The Expressway service – over 30 routes that link every major town and city in the country – is also a problem, losing millions a year. With reporting by Christina Finn and Paul HosfordRead: “Whatever way you want to dress it up, this is the start of a privatisation plan.” Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

NXT TV tapings tonight at Full Sail post524 NXT videos

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WALTER and Kassius Ohno set to compete at EVOLVE 135 and 136 Live Events 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? NXT Highlights: Johnny Gargano addresses NXT future, Baszler vs. Ripley, Pete Dunne in action NXT TV tapings tonight at Full SailWWE is set to tape NXT TV later tonight at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida for future episodes to air on WWE Network. will have a spoiler report from the tapings later tonight. If you are going to the tapings and would like to send us a live report, you can do so by e-mailing either or NXT videosWWE posted the following videos from after last night’s 5/24 episode of WWE NXT. Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Pinterestlast_img read more

Brewery To Bathroom Raises 5700 For American Cancer Society

first_imgDoug Hogue, the owner of Kenai River Brewery donated 100 shirts for the event: “I think it’s an amazing thing, and I knew we would be able to raise a lot of money for a good cause.” Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Each year local volunteers with the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula put on events in the community to raise funds towards cancer research. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The 2nd Annual Brewery to Bathroom .5k “The Race for the Rest of Us” brought out roughly 200 racers on Sunday and raised $5,700 for the the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula. The race kicked off at 11:30am, starting at Kenai River Brewery and to the Soldotna Creek Park bathrooms and back. There were refueling stations, and rest breaks throughout the short .31mile course.center_img Event Organizer Alana Martin: ” “We were coming up with all of these crazy loony ideas, like a no-run race. Got online started looking ideas, and found out about the .5k. I liked the idea of doing something, but having it be low-key with low motivation.” The refueling stations, and couches along the way that were sponsored by the Kenai Watershed Forum, and the City of Soldotna.last_img read more

Garmins new Fenix 6 GPS watch sports solar charging to extend battery

first_img HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Now playing: Watch this: See It The Cheapskate The best smartwatches and fitness trackers for new graduates Share your voice $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Wearable Tech Post a comment Sarah Tew/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. 0 $999 Turo: Save $30 on any car rental I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 6 Amazon Garmin,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $60 at Best Buy Comments Best Buy Rylo $6 at Tidal $299 at Amazon DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Garmin Vivosport melds the fitness band with the smartwatch Read Google Home Hub review 17 Photos hereO GPS Watch $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express See at Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay Sprint Sarah Tew/CNET Turo Share your voice What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $999 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Boost Mobile Apple iPhone XS Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read the Rylo camera preview $999 The Fenix 6 series starts at $599. Garmin Garmin on Thursday introduced its new Fenix 6 series of multisport GPS watches. The watches in the collection have Garmin’s largest round display, a rugged design and features like Power Manager for longer battery life. The Fenix 6X Pro Solar also offers solar charging, with a transparent solar charging lens that can use the sun’s energy to extend battery life. Garmin says the battery on the Fenix 6X Pro Solar, in smartwatch mode, can last for 21 days, plus an additional three days when utilizing the solar charging. It has a 1.4-inch display, which Garmin says is 36% bigger than previous Fenix 5X watches.The Fenix 6 and 6X models appear to be largely the same, but with the 6X having a 1.4-inch display and the 6 with a 1.3-inch display. Sapphire editions are also available for these models, along with new nylon QuickFit bands and silicone color options.All of the watches come with topographic maps, ski maps for over 2,000 resorts, and maps of 41,000 golf courses, Garmin said. The Fenix 6 watches can also store up to 2,000 songs and come with Garmin Pay. In addition, the watches track heart rate, as well as underwater heart rate for swimming, and have a Body Battery energy monitoring feature. Garmin says Body Battery gathers data from stress, heart rate variability, sleep and activity to show your body’s energy level and help you decide when to schedule workouts and rest times. The Fenix 6 watches start at $599, with the final price depending on the straps and finishes you pick. The Fenix 6X Pro Solar starts at $999. Tags Chris Monroe/CNET The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) See It $210 at Best Buy JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 1:51 Preview • Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsMore to come! Note: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. See It $999 Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Angela Lang/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) See it Read DJI Osmo Action preview $155 at Google Express Read the AirPods review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Tags Read Lenovo Smart Clock review DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XRlast_img read more

25 websites of Central Ministries state governments hacked

first_imgNEW DELHI: About 25 websites of Central Ministries and state governments were hacked in the first five months of 2019, Parliament was informed Thursday. “As per the information reported to and tracked by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), a total number of 199, 172, 110 and 25 websites of Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments were hacked during the year 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 (till May), respectively,” Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us He noted that with the proliferation of information technology and related services, cyber attacks have become a global phenomena. “Cyberspace is virtual and borderless, thus cyber attacks can come from anywhere, anytime and by anyone. Government has taken several steps to prevent cyber security incidents and enhancing cybersecurity in the country,” he said. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us The government has established National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Centre (NCIIPC) for protection of critical information infrastructure in the country, as per the provisions of section 70A of the Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000, he said. Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issues alerts and advisories regarding latest cyber threats and countermeasures on a regular basis. Advertise With Us The organisation has also published guidelines for securing IT infrastructure which are available on its website, he said. Responding to another query, Prasad said as per the data available from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) portal, 115.523 crore Point of Sale (PoS) transactions were conducted in April-May 2019. The number of PoS transactions stood at 142.321 crore in 2014-15, 255.928 crore (2015-16), 348.643 crore (2016-17), 474.855 crore (2017-18) and 617.687 crore in 2018-19.last_img read more

Pakistan bus crash kills 26

first_imgRoad Accident logoAt least 26 people were killed and 46 others injured when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine in northern Pakistan, police said Thursday.The crash took place near Dhok Pathan village, some 115 kilometres (70 miles) southwest of the capital Islamabad late Wednesday.”At least 26 people have died and 46 others were injured when a passenger bus lost control at a slope and veered off into a deep ravine,” local police official Fazal Abbas told AFP.The bus was carrying members of Tableeghi Jamaat — a Sunni evangelical group — from the northwestern town of Kohat to the eastern city of Raiwind, near Lahore where their annual gathering was taking place, he added.Abbas said that most of the injured were discharged from hospital after receiving medical treatment, but at least 10 seriously wounded passengers were sent to Rawalpindi, a garrison city adjoining the capital Islamabad.Officials added that the bus was not driving on its usual route when it crashed and was plying hilly roads after another motorway had been closed due to dense fog and traffic.A local government official confirmed the accident and toll.Pakistan has one of the world’s worst records for fatal traffic accidents, many of them blamed on poor roads, badly maintained vehicles and reckless driving.last_img read more

UN committee asks Costa Rica to remove Cocori from grade school classrooms

first_imgRelated posts:Black Costa Rican congresswomen report racist threats Guatemalan rapper sued for racist Twitter post about country’s genocide ‘Cocorí,’ a racism debate, and a brief history of controversial children’s lit Improving English seen as one step to better job prospects for black Costa Ricans TheU.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination wants Costa Rica to remove the controversial book ‘Cocorí’ from classrooms, among other suggested measures to combat racial discrimination. The request to stop teaching the book, which until recently was part of the curriculum in Costa Rica’s grade schools, was made Friday at the end of a nearly monthlong meeting of the U.N. committee.In a statement, committee members also noted their concern about “racist insults and threats” against Afro-Caribbean lawmakers who have fought against official glorification of what they say is an insulting and discriminatory text.“Cocorí” is a well-known but polemical children’s book written by the late Joaquín Gutiérrez about a young black boy who falls in love with a blonde girl. It’s content — and popular illustrations of it — incite heated debates in a country that still struggles with a history of discrimination against citizens who are Afro-Caribbean descendants.In May, congresswomen Epsy Campbell and Maureen Clarke, both of Afro-Caribbean descent, filed complaints with the government ombudsman’s office after receiving a wave of racist threats in person and on social media. The lawmakers had asked the Culture Ministry to withdraw funding for a musical adaptation of Cocorí.Campbell, of the ruling Citizen Action Party, said she had received numerous racial insults on social media, including calls for her to “go back to Africa.”Also recommended: ‘Cocorí,’ a racism debate, and a brief history of controversial children’s litThe U.N. committee’s report asks Costa Rica “to make sure that textbooks with a racist connotation are withdrawn from the syllabus in elementary schools.” The committee’s 18 independent experts said they worried about the use of school texts that can “be interpreted as having a stereotypical vision of minorities, especially of indigenous or Afro-Caribbean populations.” They asked the Costa Rican government to honor “the knowledge of the Afro-Caribbean and indigenous populations’ cultural practices and their contributions to Costa Rican history and culture.”The committee, which is charged with evaluating member countries’ compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, also expressed worry over the existence of “internal regulations in various schools” that “deny Afro-Caribbean persons from their cultural identity.” And it asked Costa Rica to pass a law that would reform its criminal code to include harsher sentences for racially-motivated crimes.But the country has made strides — some of them recognized by the U.N. committee — towards embracing its diversity.In July, the Ministry of Public Education ordered the director of a high school in Escazú to cancel a policy that prohibited students from wearing their hair in dreadlocks. Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora told the news site Amelia Rueda that dreads were part of Afro-Caribbean identity and therefore were a fundamental right.This week President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a bill into law reforming the first article of the Costa Rican Constitution to redefine the country as a “multi-ethnic, pluri-national nation.”The U.N. committee looked positively on the constitutional reform, along with the adoption of a national policy to fight racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination, and the creation of a Commission for Afro-Descendent Affairs.The report also asked Costa Rica to ensure dignified workplaces and to pay attention to “judicial and social exclusion” and “specific vulnerability of migrant indigenous people temporarily occupying coffee plantations and the situation of women migrants employed as domestic workers.”Costa Rica’s Ombudsman’s Office released a statement Friday afternoon supporting the report’s findings. The office highlighted the committee’s recommendations to include an option for people to self-identify their ethnicity on official surveys and data collection.With information from AFP Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Bundy played 50 games at New Mexico In his final

first_imgBundy played 50 games at New Mexico. In his final collegiate season, Bundy caught seven passes for 110 yards. He caught 31 passes for 395 yards and two touchdowns in college. He participated in the Cardinals rookie mini-camp in May on a tryout. The Boulder Creek High School alum earned first-team All-Section 3 honors and was an honorable mention All-State selection in his senior season of high school.Zimmerman signed with the Cardinals on Jan. 5, but was released by the team on May 4. He started at Oregon State University for three seasons, including his final 38 collegiate games. He finished his career at Oregon State with 266 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and 12 passes defended.The Cardinals had a trio of open roster spots after waiving guard Edawn Coughman, receiver Chris King and safety Brandon Person Wednesday. The Arizona Cardinals announced the signings of three players on Thursday.The team reached deals with guard Jake Bernstein, wide receiver Marquis Bundy and safety Tyrequek Zimmerman.Bernstein played 48 games at the University of Vanderbilt. He finished his collegiate career with 34 consecutive starts, with his final 24 coming at left guard. He led the Vanderbilt offensive line with 63 pancake blocks in his senior season, while helping sophomore running back Ralph Webb run for 1,152 yards (second-highest in school history). Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactcenter_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   New Mexico’s Marquis Bundy (81) is tackled by Wyoming’s Tyran Finley (5) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Laramie, WY. (AP Photo/Michael Smith)last_img read more

CORONA Calif – Jimmy Page once painted a dragon

first_img CORONA, Calif. – Jimmy Page once painted a dragon, and used it to slay.The guitar guru was so bursting with creative inspiration 50 years ago that he felt compelled to pick up a brush and use his skills from art school to take poster paints to his favourite instrument, a 1959 Fender Telecaster, and decorate it with a psychedelic beast.He calls the axe “the Excalibur” that he wielded through the wildly eventful year of 1968, when his old band, the Yardbirds, crashed, and his new band, Led Zeppelin, was born just two months later.“My whole life is moving so fast at that point,” Page, now 74, said as he reflected on Led Zeppelin’s 50th anniversary in an interview with The Associated Press at the Fender guitar factory in California. “Absolutely just a roller-coaster ride.”Page said he had Led Zeppelin’s sound, and first songs, fully formed in his mind before the Yardbirds were even done.“I just knew what way to go,” Page said. “It was in my instinct.”He found his first ally in singer Robert Plant, whom he invited to his house to thumb through records and talk music.Page said he used an unlikely bit of folkie inspiration — Joan Baez — to show Plant the sound he wanted, playing her recording of the song “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You” and telling him to emulate the way she sang the top line of the song. Zeppelin would put the tune on its first album.Page still marvels at how fast the whole thing took off after Plant brought on drummer John Bonham and Page pulled in his friend John Paul Jones to play bass.“The whole journey of Led Zeppelin and the rise of Led Zeppelin, each tour was just extraordinary, and the growth and the respect and love of the band, and the people that were flooding to see us,” Page said.The first record also included “Dazed and Confused,” with Page famously using a violin bow on the dragon guitar, which he played on every electric song on the record.The guitar had been a cherished gift that guitarist Jeff Beck had given Page to thank him for recommending Beck for a job in the Yardbirds, which had brought a handsome payday.“He’d bought a Corvette Stingray, and came roaring up my driveway with it,” Page remembered. “He said, ‘This is yours.’ I was absolutely thrilled to bits. It was given to me with so much affection.”Page said he made immediate and intense use of the instrument, and wanted to “consecrate” it, so he went at it with paints that were used at the time for psychedelic posters, and summoned the dragon.Page later left the guitar behind at his home in England on an early U.S. tour with Led Zeppelin in 1969. He’d come to regret it.When he returned, exhausted and abuzz, he found that a ceramicist friend who had been serving as his house-sitter had painted over the dragon in his own mosaic style as a “gift” for Page.“It was a disaster,” he said.Page angrily stripped off all the paint and he placed it in storage, where it sat for decades.Flash forward 50 years. Page was assembling a book for the band’s anniversary, and the dragon guitar kept popping up in pictures.Page felt that maybe it was time to bring the old beast back to life. He worked with a graphic artist who helped illustrate the book, using photos to repaint the guitar, and recreate its old look.He loved the result so much that he approached Fender, guitar maker happily signed on to make an anniversary rendition for the public. The design will be unveiled in January.“It’s absolutely identical,” Page said. “You wouldn’t see any difference. If anything, the colours were just slightly richer.”Four different versions of the guitar will be released next year.Along with the book, the instruments are a tribute to the band’s 50-year legacy.Asked what kind of gift one might get for his bandmates for such a milestone, Page said, “I might give them a paintbrush, and the body of a guitar, and see if they can do something with it.”___Follow Andrew Dalton on Twitter: . This Oct. 10, 2018 photo shows Jimmy Page posing for a portrait at the Fender Factory in Corona, Calif. Page reflects on the wild year of 1968, when the Yardbirds crashed and Led Zeppelin was born. (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP) Guitarist Jimmy Page looks back at 50 years of Led Zeppelincenter_img by Andrew Dalton, The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2018 7:09 am PDT Last Updated Oct 30, 2018 at 1:41 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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first_img This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from “Dark Phoenix.” (Doane Gregory/Twentieth Century Fox via AP) The good news is “Dark Phoenix ” is neither an apocalypse nor is it “X-Men: Apocalypse,” but this latest installment is not exactly a solid step forward or a satisfying ending for anyone.It’s supposed to be the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, and yet it feels more like a rushed and inconsequential spinoff than something that we’ve been building toward for two decades. Perhaps that’s because we’ve barely gotten to know this version of Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), whose transformation into the all-powerful Phoenix is the thing that divides the X-Men into a tiny civil war.A brief flashback to 1975 shows a young Jean’s defining trauma, when the telekinesis she can’t yet control results in a horrific car crash and her becoming an orphan. She’s taken in by Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) who offers her help and guidance and tells her that she can decide to use her powers for good, which is not exactly top of mind for her when, 17 years later, she absorbs a deadly cosmic energy field.The main action is set in 1992, a decade after the events in “Apocalypse” and 30 years after the events in “X-Men: First Class,” and you might find yourself wondering just how old are all of these mutants and what is their skin care regime. If there is a reason this had to be set in 1992, the movie certainly doesn’t give you any explanation, nor does it really attempt to capture the look of the early ’90s at all in costume or production design. But it’s 1992, the title card says so, and Charles is riding high on a tide of public goodwill. The X-Men are finally being regarded as heroes and he’s become the public face of the operation, with a direct line to the President of the United States and everything.Yet he’s getting a little cavalier with his people, sending them off on an impossible rescue mission to space which will render Jean into the Dark Phoenix. Even his longtime allies like Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) and Hank/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) are starting to question his motives. This, frankly, is the more interesting thread but the film, written and directed by Simon Kinberg, instead uses Jean/Phoenix — who, again, we don’t know very well — as the embodiment of all of his ambition and failings.Essentially, Jean discovers that Charles has been hiding some information from her about her childhood and she gets angry (dangerously so) and starts racking up a body count. Even Magneto (Michael Fassbender), who is living in what looks like a dystopian sleepaway camp, doesn’t want any part of it and she becomes an outcast. So when an intense alien with nefarious plans and sky high stilettos, Vuk (Jessica Chastain) tells her that she’s just misunderstood and to follow her, Jean is all ears.It’s a lot of fussy plot with not much heart behind it, and while Turner is excellent at looking like a woman in distress, she needs a character to back up all that conflict and make us care. Even a pretty shocking death barely registers emotionally. It probably also doesn’t help that this is coming on the heels of “Avengers: Endgame.”As with the other X-Men movies featuring this younger cast, the best parts are usually when Magneto and Charles are in the same scene, which we do get a bit of here in a pretty fun action sequence on a train which introduced me to the concept of “dreadlock fighting.”But all in all, “Dark Phoenix” is a whiff. The most suspenseful thing that happened had nothing to do with the movie at all, but the theatre’s fire alarm that went off during a review screening during the epic climax.“Dark Phoenix,” a 20th Century Fox release, is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action including some gunplay, disturbing images, and brief strong language.” Running time: 113 minutes. Two stars out of four.___MPAA Definition of PG-13: Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.___Follow AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr on Twitter: Bahr, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press Posted Jun 5, 2019 6:06 am PDT Review: The X-Men struggle to the end in ‘Dark Phoenix’last_img read more

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frustrating" he saidPruitt is a former attorney general of Oklahoma an oil-producing stateOn the other hand Paap said farmers appreciated Pruitt listening to them about what they see as unneeded regulations"I don’t know how many times I have sat down and met with him but certainly more than any other (EPA) administrator" Papp saidPaap and 49 other state Farm Bureau presidents were scheduled to meet with Pruitt during a Washington conference next week Paap said he hopes to meet with interim administrator Andrew Wheeler a former coal lobbyist during his Washington tripPaap was generally happy with Pruitt although he had concerns President Gary Wertish of the Democratic-leaning Minnesota Farmers’ Union however was more unhappy with the ex-administrator but he had some good things to say"It never hurts to take a look at regulations" Wertish said However he added the regulation attacks were more sound bites than real help"Farmers’ Union supports getting rid of much of the red tape" Wertish said and he credited Pruitt for doing some of that But Pruitt’s lack of ethics alone should have got him fired Wertish said Since Trump apparently liked much of what Pruitt did Wertish said he is concerned that EPA policy will change little with a new leader"Farmers just need a fair shake" he said "That is all we ask for"In his opinion upholding President Trump’s travel ban this week Chief Justice John Roberts took an opportunity to right a historical wrong that had somehow eluded his predecessors Almost as an aside writing on behalf of the court’s conservative majority and the soon-to-be-deeply-missed Anthony Kennedy Roberts emphatically threw out the high court’s ignominious ruling against Fred Korematsu 20 years after President Clinton awarded him the Medal of FreedomIf you don’t know much about Korematsu or his agonizing decades-long resistance against the government’s internment of Japanese-Americans in 1942 here’s a short piece I wrote for the New York Times Magazine after his death in 2005Roberts’s condemnation of the court’s ruling — coupled with Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dueling reference to it in her sharply dissenting opinion — added to a suddenly contentious discussion about the internment after decades of virtual silenceVoices on the left have been comparing the disgraceful caging of children on the southern border to the internment as did Laura Bush the former first ladyEven some prominent Japanese-Americans have declared Trump’s policy to be essentially equivalent or worse The actor and activist George Takei writing in the journal Foreign Policy made the point that even though he was thrown into an internment camp as a child at least the government allowed him to stay with his parentsIn last week’s column on the administration’s policy I noted parenthetically that while images of the camps in Texas may evoke long-dormant memories of 1942 what Trump is doing now really doesn’t compare in any substantive way to what Franklin Roosevelt did then which will forever stain his presidential legacy(Chiseled into a stone at the sprawling FDR Memorial in Washington is a quote from Roosevelt that reads in part: “We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all citizens whatever their background” That the designers thought this fitting is a testament to how readily we reimagine history when it suits our purposes)Anyway my brief observation about the difference between then and now provoked a small eruption of fury in my inbox and on social media where readers on the left — some of them my friends — accused me of excusing Trump’s persecution of helpless children In their mind I guess to say the current policy isn’t nearly as egregious as the internment is to somehow deny that it’s wrong at all (Which by the way I think it is)This is a difficult argument to have but I think it’s actually important — as a matter of both history and practical politicsFirst some absurdly quick history for those who may not have studied it very carefully In 1942 following the surprise invasion of Pearl Harbor the Roosevelt administration by executive order rounded up more than 100000 West Coast residents of Japanese descent and threw them into 10 hastily built internment camps where most of them remained for the duration of the warThe bulk of those families unable to tend land or pay taxes ultimately lost everything they had — houses farms careers and a sense of belonging(In case you were wondering Trump during his campaign for the White House refused to say in interviews whether he might have supported the internment at the time or even whether it violated American values)Admittedly this is somewhat personal for me I wrote many years ago about my late father-in-law who fought ferociously for a segregated regiment of Japanese-American soldiers earning a Purple Heart cluster while his family remained imprisoned My mother-in-law spent her high school years in the notorious camp at ManzanarAnd by the way while I admire Takei and wouldn’t dare presume to understand his experience it’s not the case that families weren’t separated during the internment My wife’s grandfather was taken away by the FBI immediately after Pearl Harbor for reasons never stated or known and didn’t see his five children for 18 monthsOn the facts alone rather than as a matter of imagery the internment was a qualitatively different thing from what we’re seeing today It’s not simply the scale of it that defies comparison but more pointedly the fact that the vast majority of internees then were American citizens entitled to all the same rights and constitutional protections as the rest of usThe government simply shredded these rights out of a hysteria that even some government lawyers admitted was entirely unfounded And until this week to its eternal shame the nation’s highest court went alongNow to be clear no form of government-sanctioned persecution is tolerable if we’re to live up to basic American ideals But there’s a distinction nonetheless between our promise to law-abiding citizens who have full rights under the law on one hand and what we owe would-be immigrants streaming across the border on the other It’s just not the sameSome of the thoughtful correspondents who disagree with me about this make a strictly legal argument; they note that judges have often extended the same basic protections to immigrants on American soil as they do to citizens Just this week in fact a federal judge in California ruled the Trump detention policy to be illegalMore generally though those who insist on equating 1942 and today seem to be saying that citizenship is an arbitrary designation morally speaking Basic human rights belong to everyoneThus if the American government has thrown you into prison without due cause whether you were born in California in 1930 or in Nicaragua in 2007 it’s pretty much the same thing and it’s heartless and small-minded of me to draw a distinctionI have a couple of problems with this line of reasoningFor one thing pragmatically speaking you really can’t win the debate over immigration policy if you don’t think citizenship — that is being born here — really counts for something Yes most Americans clearly favor a compassionate immigration system They’re with you on that and they don’t buy into Trump’s neo-nativism and demagogueryBut they also believe that their rights and security should come first that borders have to mean something that we can’t just let everybody into the country because somehow all humans are entitled to the same protectionsWhen you stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the distinction between imprisoning citizens because of their lineage (as we did in 1942) and locking up foreigners who turn up at the border (as we’re doing now) you’re setting yourself up to lose the larger argument You’re saying that the way we treat American citizens isn’t more important legally or morally than the way we treat anyone elseStepping back from the immigration debate though I worry for the culture when nothing that happens can be just bad or wrong but instead has to approximate the most horrible thing that’s ever happened because we’ve become a self-absorbed amnesiac stratum of elites who have to see ourselves at the white-hot center of history every minute of the dayThis is true on both the left and right It’s not enough that Trump’s immigration policy is cruel and dehumanizing; it has to resemble in every way the cruelest and most dehumanizing thing the American government ever did (outside of slavery or the Trail of Tears anyway)It’s not enough for a Trump lackey like Anthony Scaramucci (yeah they’re still putting this guy on TV) to condemn the protesters who show up at a Mexican restaurant to mock a Cabinet member while she’s eating dinner; he has to declare that liberals are using tactics “right out of Joseph Goebbels’ playbook” (Because if there’s anything the Nazis stood for it was heckling people at Mexican restaurants)A society that obliterates all nuance is bound to cheapen its history and everyone else’s too_____Read more from Yahoo News:Looking for a growth market How about this: south-east Asia is going to need 3750 new planes worth $550 billion during the next two decades according Boeing Dinesh Keskar Boeings senior vice president for Asia Pacific and India sales disclosed those figures on Sunday in the lead-up to the Singapore Airshow an aviation trade expo thats held in the commercial and transportation hub every two years Keskar said that of the expected demand in south-east Asia 76% will be for single-aisle aircraft like the Boeing 737 and the Airbus A320 according to Reuters Air travel within the Asia-Pacific hasnt grown by less than 6% in any of the last six years and is expected to grow by 8% this year according to the International Air Tranport Association generating a sustained boom for the likes of Boeing and its European rival Airbus NV In an effort to gain market share low-cost carriers like Lion Air in Indonesia AirAsia in Malaysia and IndiGo in India have ordered hundreds of jets from Airbus and Boeing in the past decade and have taken to replacing them with newer models every three or four years Keskar said On Monday there were reports that Philippines Airlines is close to placing an order for about half a dozen Airbus A350-900 jets worth some $18 billion But despite those outsize estimates from Boeing this years Singapore Airshow is being overshadowed by a jittery global economy The IATA recently cut its long-term forecasts for traffic growth reflecting industry concerns that the boom of recent years will finally start to peter out But while that may dim one of the industrys bright spots it will at least relieve the pressure on manufacturers supply chains making it easier for them to turn their huge backlogs of orders into deliveries This article originally appeared on Fortunecom Contact us at editors@timecomMacklemore has some words for Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea The rapper and Ryan Lewis have released "White Privilege II" another track from their forthcoming album This Unruly Mess Ive Made Macklemore raps about racism Black Lives Matter white privilege and cultural appropriation in the eight-minute song which is a sequel to "White Privilege" from the 2005 albumThe Language of My World "Take all we want from black culture but will we show up for black lives" he says Macklemore also calls out Cyrus and Azalea rapping "Youve exploited and stolen the music the moment/ The magic the passion the fashion you toy with/ The culture was never yours to make better/ Youre Miley youre Elvis youre Iggy Azalea" Macklemore himself has been involved in conversations of appropriating hip-hop and rap music which were highlighted when he beat out Kendrick Lamar for the Best Rap Album Grammy in 2014 During a 2014 visit to Hot 97s Ebro in the Morning he said "This is not a culture that white people started So I do believe as much as I have honed my craft as much as I have put in years of dedication into the music that I love I do believe that I need to know my place and that comes from me listening" [spotify id="spotify:track:4YfMx5TstHUTCEPzOl4aSm" /] In a statement about the song Macklemore wrote "This song is the outcome of an ongoing dialogue with musicians activists and teachers within our community in Seattle and beyond Their work and engagement was essential to the creative process" He also wrote that his company (Mackleore & Ryan Lewis LLC) will work with Black Lives Matter Peoples Institute for Survival and Beyond Youth Undoing Institutional Racism & Freedom School and Black Youth Project 100 to increase dialogue This article originally appeared on EWcom Contact us at editors@timecomU.

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