Pragya calls Godse ”patriot”, apologises later & retracts statement

first_imgBhopal: BJP’s Bhopal Lok Sabha seat candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday kicked up a row as she called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a “patriot”, but apologised for it hours later and withdrew the statement. The BJP distanced itself from her statement saying it did not agree with her, as “Mahatma Gandhi’s killer cannot be a patriot”. This is the second time in a month that Pragya Singh has apologised for a controversial statement made by her. Last month, she had stoked a controversy when she said that IPS officer Hemant Karkare had died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she had “cursed” him for torturing her. She had apologised for the controversial remark later and also retracted that statement. Talking to a news channel in Agar Malwa in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday afternoon, Thakur said, “Nathuram Godse was a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot), he is and will remain a ‘deshbhakt’. Those calling him a terrorist should instead look at themselves. They will be given a befitting reply in this election.” She said this in response to a question over actor- turned politician Kamal Haasan’s remark that free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu”, a reference to Nathuram Godse. Pragya Singh was in Agar Malwa to take part in a road-show of Mahendra Solanki, BJP’s candidate from Dewas Lok Sabha seat. Hours later, her spokesperson and BJP leader Dr Hitesh Bajpai said that she has apologised for her remark. “Pragyaji has apologised for her statement,” Bajpai told PTI. When asked whether she has apologised to the state BJP president, Rakesh Singh, Bajpai said, “That is not an issue, but she has apologised and took back her statement.” The Madhya Pradesh BJP distanced itself from her statement. “BJP does not agree with her statement. The party will talk to her under what circumstances she gave the statement. One who killed Mahatma Gandhi can’t be a deshbhakt,” state BJP media cell in-charge Lokendra Parashar said. Condemning her statement, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said in Ujjain that praising Godse was not patriotism, but an “anti-national” act. He also demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah over her remarks. “Narendra Modi ji, Amit Shah ji and BJP leaders from Madhya Pradesh should apologise to the country. I condemn the words used against the Father of the Nation. Nathuram Godse was a killer and eulogising him is not patriotism, but an anti-national act,” the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister told reporters in Ujjain. Kamal Haasan, while addressing an election campaign rally at Aravakurichi (Tamil Nadu) on May 12, had said, “I am not saying this because this is a Muslim-dominated area, but I am saying this before a statue of Gandhi. Free India’s first terrorist was a Hindu, his name is Nathuram Godse. There it (terrorism, apparently) starts.”last_img read more

Football Ohio State passing game taking what defense gives them

OSU Redshirt Junior Quarterback J.T. Barret (16) drops back into the pocket for a pass during the game against Northwestern on Oct. 29, 2016 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 24-20. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorRedshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett and the Ohio State Buckeyes faced a third-and-12 from their own 36-yard-line last Saturday against the Northwestern Wildcats. Barrett threw a deep pass down the sideline to redshirt junior wide receiver James Clark who had beaten his man down the field. But the pass was too far ahead of the outstretched Clark and OSU was forced to punt for the fourth consecutive possession.In its three games prior to the Wildcats, OSU’s offense failed to move the ball through the air for big sums of yards, and the pass to Clark was one of few attempts down the field in the No. 6 Buckeyes’ 24-20 victory. The absence of a big play in the passing game has raised suspicions on the quality of the play-calling from the coaching staff. However, OSU coach Urban Meyer believes Barrett is simply taking what the defense presents to him.“Yeah, the team we played … they played soft enough that, that forced it — that’s why you saw a lot of the intermediate stuff that we started the game (with),” Meyer said. “And J.T., I thought, played really well.”Barrett was 21-of-32 with 223 yards passing against the Wildcats, with his longest connection to redshirt freshman wide receiver K.J. Hill on the game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Barrett said after the game that the Northwestern defensive backs were playing 10 to 12 yards off of the ball, which forced the signal caller to find checkdown and intermediary routes. On Tuesday’s Big Ten coaches’ teleconference, Meyer agreed with Barrett’s observations, saying Saturday was not a good indication of the team’s ability to throw downfield.The Buckeyes receiving corps is still a young unit, Meyer and Barrett both acknowledge that. However, that’s not to say the downfield passing game won’t be a point of emphasis in practice.“I think you could create some double moves, so (the defense) can bite on one move and hit them with another move,” Barrett said on Monday. “I think you just take what they give you, not force things. We like scoring fast and things like that but there’s not a problem of a 10-play drive that ends in a touchdown. As long as we’re scoring, I really don’t have a problem.”In earlier games against Bowling Green and Oklahoma, Barrett took several shots down the field to receivers, making OSU’s offense seem like a daunting task for just about any defense in America. But 2016 has been a tale of two seasons for the OSU offense.Over the past four games, the offense has not been as potent as usual since Meyer took the headset at OSU. However fans just might have to accept the offense for what it is. Meyer and Barrett both said that they believe the passing game is at a good place right now, but agreed that it can improve. One way it can is the presence of a deep threat and consistent chunk plays in the passing game. Barrett said OSU’s defense forces him in practice to throw the ball downfield, cutting everything off underneath. To whether that translates to the field this week against No. 10 Nebraska, Barrett had reassurance for Buckeye fans on Monday.“Yeah. It’s going to happen,” he said. read more

Suspect in arrow and bow murder arrested

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBarima man killed by bow and arrow; Cops hunting suspectFebruary 6, 2019In “Crime”Teen charged for killing drinking partnerFebruary 12, 2019In “Court”14-year-old arraigned for friend’s murderJuly 2, 2019In “Court” The suspect who was being hunted for the murder of 26-year-old, Orlando Joseph who was killed on Tuesday last was apprehended.The suspect of Barima, North West District reportedly armed himself with a bow and arrow and shot Joseph to his upper body on the day in questions.It was reported that the now dead man and suspect had a misunderstanding on the day in question, when the act was committed.Joseph, a farmer of Koriabo Village, Barima, North West District (NWD) was taken to the Mabaruma Public Hospital where he was treated and admitted but subsequently succumbed to his injury. read more

Which Carrier Has The Fastest Mobile Network

first_img One of the coolest big projects from our sister site PCMag.com is the annual Fastest Mobile Networks test. Every year, a bunch of our colleagues load a ton of phones into cars and drive across the country (and Canada) collecting data for a few weeks to see which carrier is telling the truth when they say their network can’t be beat. It’s been going on for ten years now, and coincidentally we used the Samsung Galaxy S10 as our test phone this time.And now the results are in! Check out which carrier earned the crown of Fastest Mobile Network for 2019.AT&T took down rival Verizon in a narrow victory, which isn’t surprising because the champion is pretty much always one of those two. Of course with so much data being collected there’s way more to learn from Fastest Mobile Networks than just who won. How did the four networks (At&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint) all fare against each other? What gave AT&T the edge over Verizon this year?If you read the full feature on PCMag you can pick up all sorts of fun facts we’ve learned over the course of Fastest Mobile Networks. Break it down by city and see which carrier performed best in Atlanta versus Seattle. Check out our testing methodology to make sure our numbers are sound. Observe trends we’ve noticed over a decade of testing. See how different phone models can have different effects. And this year it’s especially important to know the impact the race to 5G is having on carriers.So dive deep into PCMag’s Fastest Mobile Networks. For more on mobile here are some upcoming Android phones worth waiting for. Stay on target The Witcher’s ‘Gwent’ Coming Soon To MobileSteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming Headset last_img read more

White House to hold social media summit next month

first_img Politics Originally published June 26, 10:48 a.m. PT.Update, 1:17 p.m.: Adds confirmation from White House. Share your voice Senators grill Twitter and Facebook over alleged political… Tags 7:49center_img 0 Post a comment The summit is reportedly scheduled for July 11. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images The White House plans to hold a summit on social media. This comes as President Donald Trump and some in Congress continue to accuse the sites of being biased against conservatives. The summit, scheduled for July 11, “will bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” said White House spokesman Judd Deere in an email. The White House didn’t say who’ll take part in the summit. Reuters earlier reported on the event.Twitter and Google didn’t respond to requests for comment. Facebook declined to comment.On Wednesday, Trump again, without evidence, accused social media sites of censoring conservatives.”These people are all Democrats, it’s totally biased toward Democrats,” Trump said in an interview with Fox Business. “If I announced tomorrow that I’m going to become a nice liberal Democrat, I would pick up five times more followers.”Social media companies, for their part, have apologized for how they’ve handled some conservative content, but they say they don’t censor political views and they deny any bias.Earlier this month, Sen. Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, introduced legislation that would compel tech companies to prove their practices are politically neutral. Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

Chidambaram arrested in INX Media case

first_imgNew Delhi : Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Wednesday night arrested by the CBI amid high drama at his posh Jor Bagh residence where some officers scaled walls to gain entry, hours after the former union finance minister failed to get any immediate reprieve in the INX media case from the Supreme Court. Shortly after Chidambaram, 73, made a dramatic appearance at the AICC headquarters and addressed a news conference to profess his innocence, the Congress leader was picked up by CBI sleuths an hour after he reached his residence and taken to the nearby headquarters of the probe agency for questioning. Chidambaram has been arrested, said a top CBI official. Also Read – BJP launches anti-AAP campaign to save Delhi Advertise With Us With the apex court deciding to hear only on Friday Chidambaram’s petition seeking a stay on the Delhi High Court order on Tuesday that dismissed his anticipatory bail plea, the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate(ED) — got a free hand to arrest the former Union home and finance minister. The CBI and the ED earlier issued a Look Out Circular (LOC) to prevent any attempt by him to leave the country. But Chidambaram’s sudden appearance in public view on Wednesday night to address a news conference after the CBI and the ED said his whereabouts were not known set off speculation about his imminent arrest. Also Read – In his first after abrogation of Art 370, Army chief to visit Srinagar today Advertise With Us Chidambaram, who is accused of money laundering and getting kickbacks in the INX media case, asked probe agencies to “respect” the law and wait until Friday when the Supreme Court hears his bail plea. He also put up a strong defence of himself and his family members, saying none of them has been accused of any offence by the probe agencies. Chidambaram, who was flanked by top Congress lawyers, said there is no charge sheet filed by either the CBI or the ED before a competent court and the FIR recorded by the CBI does not impute him of any wrongdoing. Advertise With Us “Yet there is a widespread impression that grave offences have been committed by and that my son and I have committed that offences. Nothing can be further from the truth. These are lies spread by pathological liars,” he said, adding he was granted interim protection from arrest by the High Court. “I am aghast that I was accused of hiding from the law, on the contrary I was seeking the protection of the law. I was aghast that I was accused of running away from justice. On the contrary, I was engaged in the pursuit of justice,” he said while rejecting allegations that he was evading investigating agencies. He said he was working with his lawyers through the last night, preparing his papers or his bail application. “Until Friday and beyond, let’s hope the lamp of liberty will shine bright and illuminate the whole country,” he said, suggesting that the probe agencies should not arrest him until the apex court decides on his bail plea. “I will respect law even if applied with an unequal hand by probe agencies,” he said reading out from a written statement and flanked by several senior Congress leaders. He did not take any questions from journalists and left the venue after reading his prepared statement. Chidambaram’s son Karti described the CBI action against his father as a drama and spectacle enacted by probe agencies to simply sensationalise and satisfy the “voyeuristic pleasure” of some. “It’s politically motivated and a witch-hunt,” Karti told reporters in Chennai. High drama unfolded at Chidambaram’s bungalow as a team of CBI officials scaled the boundary wall of his home to gain entrance while another team tried to make way through the backdoor. Flanked by senior Supreme Court lawyers and party colleagues Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singhvi, Chidambaram drove to his residence nearly 10 minutes away from the Congress office. On his trail were CBI and ED officials. A CBI team reached House number 115-A within minutes of his return. With a big media contingent beaming live images of the developments, the CBI team first knocked the gates to gain entry but finding no response, they nimbly scaled the nearly five-foot high walls to gain entry. Once three officers reached inside, they opened the gates to allow other team members waiting outside. Soon a team of officers, identifying themselves as from ED, too arrived at the scene. Delhi Police personnel were also posted to prevent any adverse law and order situation. Meanwhile, another small team of officials rushed to the backdoor to secure all entry and exit points of the bungalow. A team of about two dozen officials was present at the bungalow with Chidambaram being inside with Sibal and Singhvi As the action against Chidambaram triggered a political slugfest between the Congress and the BJP, the troubles for the 73-year-old Congress leader mounted with official sources saying the ED’s money laundering probe against him has been widened. The ED suspects the Congress leader’s role in granting alleged illegal FIPB clearances to at least four more business deals, apart from INX Media and Aircel-Maxis, and receiving multi-crore kickbacks through multiple shell firms, the sources said The ED has also come across evidences where alleged illegal deposits of over Rs 300 crore were made in a single shell firm after purported kickbacks were received by Chidambaram and his son Karti in lieu of granting illegal Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) approvals, the sources claimed. The agency, sources said, hence has been seeking court clearance allowing custodial interrogation of the father-son duo given the nature of these complex transactions and kickback deals which have cross-border ramifications, as teams from the CBI and ED continued their efforts to locate the Congress leader. Capping a day of hectic developments in the Supreme Court for a battery of top lawyer-turned politicians from the Congress fighting the case of their party colleague, Registrar (Judicial) informed them that Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has listed the matter for hearing on Friday. As a host of Congress leaders expressed solidarity with Chidambaram, Rahul Gandhi accused the government of playing the politics of character assassination while Priyanka Gandhi alleged he is being “hunted down”. The BJP rejected the Congress’ charge of vendetta levelled against the Centre, saying the Union government did not interfere in the investigation and he must face consequences for his deeds.last_img read more

Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling Has Been Released from Prison

first_imgPat Sullivan/APThis file photo shows former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling being escorted from the Houston federal courthouse on June 21, 2013. Skilling has been sent to a halfway house in Texas.Former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling has been released from prison.Skilling has been sent to a halfway house in Texas, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Skilling was Enron’s CEO and was convicted of multiple counts of fraud and insider trading in connection with the collapse of the Houston-based energy giant.He was sentenced to 24 years in prison, but that sentence was later reduced to 14 years. He was also fined $45 million dollars.The Enron scandal led to widespread federal accounting reforms for corporations.Skilling is scheduled to be released from the halfway house on February 21, 2019. Sharelast_img read more

Netflix Allegedly Used RealLife Train Derailment Footage in Bird Box

first_img What to Stream on Netflix This Weekend11 Other Old-School Nick Shows That Should Get Netflix Movies Stay on target Netflix is in hot water again: The streaming service was recently accused of using real-life train derailment footage in Bird Box, and the public is not happy about it.Bird Box, a film about spooky creatures that cause mass destruction, allegedly used stock footage of the 2013 Lac-Mégantic train derailment in a scene, The Verge reported. The footage, which was reportedly licensed to Netflix by Pond 5, a New York-based stock media supplier, involved a train that derailed, ignited, and killed 47 people in the town of Lac-Mégantic in Quebec, Canada.Even though Netflix wasn’t depicting the train tragedy in Bird Box, Julie Morin, Lac-Mégantic’s mayor, and members of the online community, have asked Netflix to delete the footage from the film.“I don’t know if this is happening all the time, but we are looking for assurances from Netflix that…they are going to remove them,” Morin told The Globe and Mail. “You can be sure we are going to follow up on this, and our citizens are on our side.”Netflix is now investigating if the train derailment footage was used in Bird Box, The Daily Dot reported.Bird Box isn’t the only flick under fire though: Travelers, a Canadian sci-fi series, allegedly used footage of the train disaster in its recent season, Radio-Canada reported. Netflix told Radio-Canada that it would update the Travelers episode and remove any clips from the Lac-Mégantic train derailment.More on Geek.com:Steve Carell to Lead New Netflix Series Inspired by Trump’s Space ForceNetflix Is Raising Its US Subscription Prices‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Publisher Sues Netflix Over Trademarkslast_img read more

Foldit computer action set for Canada conference w video

first_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Describing the project, the authors say that “We present a novel device concept that features double-sided displays which can be folded using predefined hinges. The device concept enables users to dynamically alter both size and shape of the display and also to access the backside using fold gestures.”The video says it all, in terms of what the authors propose as interaction techniques. A tablet with spring-loaded hinges is folded like a book or a pamphlet. The user can make use of a single display screen or a front cover screen, two inside cover screens, or pamphlet-like fold arrangements. The act of folding is clever enough to be thought of as the art of folding, as the user has options either to use it as a single display tablet screen or bend it in the middle like a book for two-display mode and other types of folds.Projection techniques that enable the concept to work involve six overhead infrared cameras and two high-definition digital projectors.Watching the video it also becomes apparent that researchers like Steimle and his team are focused on raising the experience of computing for mobile knowledge workers. They have in mind freeing up the user experience for those who interact with data all the time, in accessing, parking, referring to, writing about, editing, sharing comments on, information. The video shows the tablet folding and offering interaction possibilities for writing and also demonstrates interactions ideal for visual displays and design. Steimle is visiting assistant professor in the Fluid Interfaces Group at the MIT Media Lab. Up to December last year, he headed the Tangible Interaction area at the Telecooperation Lab at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.Steimle has been interested in different types of flexible displays, including rollable and foldable displays. “We believe that in the near future many portable devices will have resizable displays,” he said. “This will allow for devices with a very compact form factor, which can unfold into a large display when needed.“In the coming weeks, the touchscreen display presentation, once revealed at the TEI show, will no doubt be right at home. The theme of this year’s conference is “fold unfold.” (PhysOrg.com) — What nonsense, sitting in front of one, single display screen and struggling with a split-screen view of multiple-sites plus data entry or word processing. Is this the way it has to be for doing papers, writing reports, presenting detailed stats, and collaborating with others? In 2012, the single-screen sit-down is the common user experience, not nonsense, but a concept presentation at an upcoming conference in Canada could change expectations for good. Researcher Jurgen Steimle has devised a two-sided, foldable touchscreen concept that offers a book-like rather than one-screen user experience. Steimle and Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi, Roman Lissermann, and Wolfgang Kleine will present their research titled FoldMe: Interacting with Double-sided Foldable Displays at the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2012) Conference starting February 19 to February 22 in Kingston, Ontario. More information: ambient.media.mit.edu/people/j … nt/flexdisplays.htmlwww.tk.informatik.tu-darmstadt … -interaction/foldme/ Citation: Fold-it computer action set for Canada conference (w/ video) (2012, February 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-fold-it-action-canada-conference-video.html Explore further Foldable display shows no crease after 100,000 folding cycleslast_img read more

Why Isnt McVay Getting Crushed Like Belichick For Not Playing Gurley

first_imgWhy isn’t McVay getting crushed like Belichick for not playing Gurley?Last year Bill Belichick was unrelentingly criticized by the media following the Patriots Super bowl loss to the Eagles for benching cornerback Malcolm Butler, but Sean Mcvay has mostly gotten a free pass after sitting MVP candidate running back Todd Gurley for most of Super Bowl LIII.Gurley was reportedly healthy and there haven’t been any good reasons provided by the Rams for his lack of playing time. Either he was healthy and didn’t play, or the Raams lied about his injury status, but no one seems interested in getting the bottom of it. Colin thinks this shows the media bias against the Patriots and the double standard that exists in the media. Guests:Peter King – NBC Sports Senior NFL Writer; Rob Parker – NFL Analyst; Eric Dickerson – FS1 NFL Analyst and Hall of Fame running Back; Tony Gonzalez – FS1 NFL Analyst and newly elected Hall of Fame Tight End Also:– Lakers shouldn’t bid against themselves for Anthony Davis– Brady vs. Jordan– Rockets CAN win a title with Hardenlast_img read more

Mozilla to remove Firefox Screenshot upload functionality

first_imgMozilla to remove Firefox Screenshot upload functionality by Martin Brinkmann on January 25, 2019 in Firefox – 31 commentsFirefox Screenshots has been a smash hit for Mozilla; initially launched as the Page Shot experiment as part of the — now retired — Firefox Test Pilot program, it was later integrated natively in the Firefox browser.Firefox supported screenshot functionality previously; Mozilla added screenshot capabilities to the — now also removed — Developer Toolbar.Screenshots provides Firefox users with a native option to capture webpages. The initial implementation supported uploading screenshots to a Mozilla-operated server for online access and sharing, and local saves.Mozilla implemented the functionality in a way that was confusing to users as “save” did not save the screenshot to the local system but online on Mozilla’s server. Mozilla planned to address this by renaming save to upload.The change won’t be necessary anymore going forward, however, as Mozilla revealed that it plans to shut down the upload capabilities of Firefox’s screenshot tool.In other words: starting with Firefox 67, screenshots can only be saved to the local system.Why is Mozilla making the change?Mozilla revealed that the local saving option is “considerably more popular” than the upload option. The organization made the decision to remove upload functionality to “offer a simpler user experience”.Mozilla published overall usage statistics stating that Firefox Screenshots was used by over 20 million people who captured nearly 180 million screenshots in 2018. The organization did not reveal the ratio of Firefox users who used it to save local copies of screenshots to Firefox users who used the online functionality.Mozilla shut down several programs and services in recent time, for instance the, according to Mozilla, very successful Firefox Test Pilot program.Firefox 67 will roll out to cutting edge Nightly users in February. Firefox Stable users will be upgraded to version 67  in May 2019.Mozilla plans to integrate new functionality in the screenshot tool; support for keyboard shortcuts and improved previews of screenshots are on the agenda.Closing WordsThe screenshot tool is a popular application in Firefox. I have to admit that I did not use it much; my main reason for that is that I prefer to use a third-party tool — PicPick if you are interested — that runs on the desktop for that instead. It gives me better flexibility and does not restrict usage to a single application.Users who use the screenshot tool but not the upload functionality will like the change as it makes things easier for them and less confusing to new users. Firefox users who used the uploading capabilities on the other hand will have to find another service to upload images to.I’m not aware of a third-party extension to take screenshots and upload them to a server on the Internet; if you know of any free free to leave a comment below.Now You: Do you use the screenshot tool? What is your take on the development?SummaryArticle NameMozilla to remove Firefox Screenshot upload functionalityDescriptionMozilla plans to remove the upload functionality in the native screenshot tool of the Firefox web browser, called Firefox Screenshots, in Firefox 67.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

I was throwing up with exhaustion after sleeping rough for one night

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… If it does rain, they still have to stay outside.Student Pride Co-Chair Hatti and I got really emotional thinking about the harsh realities homeless people face.Recovery the next dayThis lack of sleep would explain why exhaustion hit me so hard the next day.I couldn’t eat for the entire day. I spent a large portion of the day in the bathroom because I felt so physically sick.The exhaustion was hitting me mentally too.Thinking about what homeless people have to do to survive was killing me. I was in tears.One in four young homeless people are LGBT.Four out of five of those people say coming out lead to them being homeless.Everyone’s worst fear is being rejected by their family when they come out. For some, it has literally resulted in them being forced out onto the streets.It’s hard to even imagine that happening, but it does.Last year saw a 20% increase in the numbers of young LGBTI people seeking the help of the Albert Kennedy Trust.That’s means the numbers have gone from 622 in 2012-13 to 750 in 2015-16.Those statistics are honestly heartbreaking. It’s really upsetting to know that all these young people are suffering and yet the government are still doing next to nothing.If you want to find out more, head over to The Albert Kennedy Trusts website.Read moreOver ten thousand UK LGBTI young people were made homeless this year Going to pride at university inspired me to come out as bisexualGay guys tell their horror stories from vacations with their straight friendsI gained a superpower when I fled Indonesia to seek asylum in CanadaRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/homeless-sleep-out-exhaustion/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) As the UK’s LGBT youth homelessness crisis is a really important issue, I was more than happy to sign up and take part.But that was two weeks before the sleep out was actually happening.I began a mental list of everything I’d be able to carry to the space that would keep me as warm as possible as time passed.The day before saw me filled with anxiety.I truly had no idea what I was signing myself up for.For the time being, I concentrated on the fact I’d be joined by some of my closest friends. So no matter what happened throughout the course of the night, I had them.No amount of preparation would get me ready from the night ahead though.Our sleep out would be taking place on Royal Veterinary College’s Camden campus – Just behind Kings Cross station.Everyone started to arrive from 7pm and from the get-go there was a certain sense of unity.To quote High School Musical, we were all in this together.Watch the video [embedded content]I was waking up throughout the night because I was just so cold.Thankfully I was surrounded by friends, but it was still an incredibly isolating experience.You wake up cold and sad, and yet everyone else is still blissfully asleep so you have no one to talk to.I got maybe three or four hours sleep in total. Even the sleep I did get was horrid.While we were lucky enough to have yoga mags to sleep on, the ground was still incredibly uncomfortable and made it difficult to fall asleep.The odds were in our favor in the weather department though as it didn’t rain once.Thinking about how incredibly privileged we were during the sleep out in comparison to what young LGBT homeless people genuinely have to deal with.They don’t have yoga mats. Sometimes they might have just newspaper, and other times they’ll just be on the cold ground. Parents are making young gay people homeless at a ‘dramatic’ higher ratecenter_img I hadn’t really thought about how difficult it would be when I first signed up for the National Student Pride sponsored sleep out. GAYSTARNEWS- Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Charlie during the sleep out | Photo: GSNlast_img read more

Anker Deals Round Two Discounts on Wall Chargers AC Power Bank Bluetooth

first_imgAnker has a second round of deals live for this week. This time you can expect to pick up an AC-power capable power bank at a 20% price reduction along with other great accessories.Get an AC Power Bank Discounted for a Limited Time Along With 24W Wall Charger and Bluetooth ReceiverNo matter how hard you try at this point, we can never ever have enough accessories to power up our mobile devices. Whether they are power banks, cables, wireless chargers, headphones, you name it, having two of everything is the way to go these days.If you’ve woken up on the right side of the bed thinking that you’re going to score some great deals on some fine products, then Anker has something great in store for everyone today.We have three deals in total. One is on the company’s newly launched AC power bank that has a massive 22000mAh battery inside. With this bad boy around, you don’t have to worry about anything. If you have a laptop that can’t juice up using USB-C, just plug in the regular charger in the AC port and you’ll be great right off the bat. Of course, there are regular USB ports in there too if you want to power up your smartphone or tablet.The second deal is on the company’s PowerPort II wall charger with dual USB-A ports. It’s a regular charger, but has a lot of safeties built in and can pump out 24W of power in total. If you’ve done the math already, you can expect each port to push out 12W per port. Not exactly groundbreaking, but in no way slow compared to countless options out there.Last but not the least, if you’ve always wanted a Bluetooth receiver in your life then today’s the day to get one for yourself. It’ll add Bluetooth capabilities to your existing non-Bluetooth-toting sound system, so you don’t have to spend a fortune going wireless.Check out the links below and grab the deals today. Remember, use the discount codes to avail the price cuts.Buy Roav Bluetooth 4.1 Receiver – Was $15.99, Now just $12.99 with code ROAVB2B2Buy Anker PowerPort II Dual USB Wall Charger – Was $14.99, Now just $11.99 with code ANKERW27Buy Anker PowerCore AC 22000mAh Power Bank – Was $149.99, Now just $119.99 with code POWERAC3Looking for more deals? Check out the following links then:Great Deal: Get a HomeKit RGB Light Bulb for Under $20 [Original Price: $31.99]Epic Anker Deals on PowerCore 15600, Wireless Charging Pad, Truly Wireless Earphones, Smart Bulbs, Lightning Cables & More Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

Google buys GraphicsFuzz bringing fuzzy logic and metamorphic testing to Android graphics

first_imgThe latest addition to the list of companies acquired by Google is a startup called GraphicsFuzz. The team at GraphicsFuzz consisting of Alastair Donaldson, Hugues Evrard and Paul Thomson, will be joining Google’s Android Graphics Team to integrate their graphics driver testing technology within the Android ecosystem. What does GraphicsFuzz do? GraphicsFuzz is an automated testing technology, which uses fuzzy logic and metamorphic testing to find the reliability and security-related issues in the graphics driver. The following is an overview of the logic it uses: Reference shader: It starts with a reference shader program, which basically is a program defined by the user to be run on some stage of a graphics processor. Source: GraphicsFuzz Variant shaders: To obtain variant shaders with significantly different source code that still has the same effect, GraphicsFuzz applies semantics-preserving source code transformations. These variant shaders will have the same image as the reference. Source: GraphicsFuzz Bug finding: If a variant shader leads to different image then this indicates that we have detected a graphics driver bug. Source: GraphicsFuzz Intelligent Reducer: The variant shader is of thousands of lines coming from the semantics-preserving transformations. Intelligent Reducer removes irrelevant codes to the bug and then we obtain a small difference which is enough to expose the driver issue. Source: GraphicsFuzz What does GraphicsFuzz bring to the Android testing ecosystem? They have proven their capabilities by exposing bugs in large number of graphics drivers across mobile and desktop platforms. For instance, they were awarded a bug bounty by Google for discovering a security issue in the ARM driver for the Samsung Galaxy S6. While testing of the Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S9, GraphicsFuzz found an error in the Adreno 630’s graphics driver. This error could cause a whole-phone reboot via a valid WebGL Internet page when using the stock Samsung Internet browser. This acquisition will surely prove helpful to Google in developing secure and reliable graphics drivers for Android systems to provide a better user experience. Head over to GraphicsFuzz’s official website to know more about this announcement. Read Next Google’s exploring cloud partnerships with Tencent and others All new Android apps on Google Play must target API Level 26 (Android Oreo) or higher Google to launch a censored search engine in China, codenamed Dragonflylast_img read more

Independence Day meal with a side of history

first_imgFor the guacamango:1 small red onion, dicedThe juice from one big lemon1 garlic clove, minced2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped1/2 tsp. ground cumin1/2 tsp. ground coriander1 big ripe mango, cubed1 ripe avocado, cubed1 tsp. extra virgin olive oilA dash of hot pepper sauce or to tasteSalt and pepper to taste1. In a medium bowl, combine onion, lemon, garlic and cilantro and let rest for five minutes.2. Add spices, mango, avocado, and olive oil and toss until well combined.3. Add salt, pepper, hot and mix well. 4. Reserve refrigerated with the avocado pit inside to prevent browning.For the chorreadas:4 ears of corn in a cob or 2 cups canned corn1/3 cup of corn masa or flour1/2  tsp. saltA sprinkle of sugar1 tsp. extra virgin olive oilWater if needed for bindingButter or oil for cooking Palmito cheese to serve, shredded1. Wash well and degrain the fresh corn, or use can-ready, well washed and drained.2. In a blender or food processor, work the corn with the salt, sugar, masa or flour and a little water if needed until well blended. Reserve.3. In a skillet at medium heat, add 1/2 tsp. of butter or oil and spread 1/3 cup of the mix over it as it if was a pancake about 1/4 inch thick.4. Cook for two minutes each side or until golden brown, adding more butter if needed. Reserve.5. Repeat with the rest of the mixture until all pancakes are ready.To assemble:1. Heat up the chorreadas and have them ready.2. In a plate assemble the hot pancakes alternating with the grated palmito cheese up to three layers.3. Top and garnish with the guacamango and serve with extra hot sauce if desire.Makes 3 servings Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango  I remember spending many cold and rainy September afternoons inside my grandmother’s den, where she cooked our meals in her outdoor wood-fired stove. My cousins and I would feast and listen to her stories as the smells of burning coffee wood, pastries and breads wafted to our noses. It was a magical event, and led us to wonder about the origins of the food.Costa Rica’s culinary tradition is a symphony of many songs, and it has been evolving for more than 500 years. All the items in my grandma’s kitchen were a combination of ideas and flavors perfected through the centuries, and a merging of different cultures that clashed on this tiny, rugged isthmus. The recipes date back to our aboriginal ancestors’ diet of corn, beans and squash, which are complemented by bountiful fruits, greens, tubers, legumes and vegetables as well as fishing and hunting. This was happening for hundreds of years on the edge of the Mayan empire in Guanacaste, all the way down to where the Incan influence crept north from Panama. At the time the Spanish conquistadores arrived, they found an organized system of kingdoms and cacicazgos divided along the country, with vast areas under the control of powerful kings. The most famous was Cacique Garabito, king of the western Huetares and the country’s first guerrilla leader. He fought the Spanish and opposed their cruel practices and brutal control system of encomiendas. From the print editionPreparing for the Independence Day feast, I could not help but wonder what it should be. Typical tamal and rompope with guaro? Gallos, grilled meat, corn and Imperials?  Marco González No related posts. After arriving at the Pacific, settling for a while, then marching into the jungles, conquistadors like Juan de Cavallón, the Central Valley’s first explorer and Garabito’s latter sworn enemy, settled inland and established themselves south of San José. In March of 1561, they founded the city of Castillo de Garcimuñoz, the first town in the valley where the city of Desamparados now stands. Later, under Juan Vásquez de Coronado’s leadership, the Spaniards moved the main city to the eastern part of the valley and founded Santiago de Cartago in 1563, just over the Ochomogo hills.Most of the settlers moved here, and then the colonial merchant era began with bovine, equine and porcine cattle, along with products like lemons, oranges, rice and wheat from Spain and Europe. This helped establish a new diet based on the availability of fruits and veggies, and the beginning of the production of meat and dairy. Costa Rica began to obtain European staples such as butter, cheese, cream, milk, ham, and bacon.The pasturelands, replete with rich volcanic soil, rolled down the foothills of Irazú and Turrialba volcanoes, where fresh air, fog and rain created a perfect environment for cattle. Creamy milk, rich butter, thick sour cream and soft fresh cheese became a normal part of the diet in the soon-to-be capital of Costa Rica. Cartago grew as a city and became the political, economic and gastronomic center of the country for almost three centuries, with tremendous growth in the agricultural production of potatoes, corn, squash, beans, greens, coles, berries and all things dairy. This lasted well until the mid-1800s, when San José, Alajuela and Heredia became powerful players and exploited the high elevation of the mountains to develop similar economic activities. European techniques started to appear, as some cheese was made mozzarella-style and rolled in balls to what we know now as palmito cheese, commonly sold at roadside stops. Another was queso fresco, which grew up to be either Turrialba cheese or aged and salted Bagaces cheese, which is used by Tico cooks as parmesan. The rich products such as cheese and ground beef were combined with ever-present corn, mostly in the Mesoamerican standard of tortillas. Take a freshly made tortilla and slap some grilled skirt steak or pork chop and some fresh stringy cheese on top, and you have the birth of a classic Costa Rican gallo. Potatoes thrive in the higher hills, so the meat, onion and achiote (annato) made their way with potato cubes to form picadillo de papa or hash; then it was wrapped around a soft tortilla or encased in masa dough to be fried into empanadas. A new dish included a cornmeal pastry filled with hash or beans and cheese, and deep fried in hot oil or butter, European style.Then in the early 19th century, coffee was introduced in the country, and another European staple came to the heart of the Costa Rican society. The soil was perfect for growing arabica coffee, and a new era was born.After that, generations of cooks have mixed old European recipes with the bountiful products of the New World to make unique cuisines that vary even within the country. From the Guanacaste meat and corn-based cowboy dishes to the Caribbean coconut, seafood and spice-based coastal diet, we’ve got quite an array of flavors here in Costa Rica.So I planned my mid-September menus with all this in mind, and with a better understanding of our culinary past. When I think back to my grandmother’s den three decades ago, I can still smell the hominy boiling, along with the fresh cheese and butter for the corn tortillas or just-baked sour cream bread.I can picture a nice big cup of steaming coffee with milk, brown sugar syrup and a spoonful of chirrite, along with warm chorreadas (sweet corn pancakes) and fresh tortillas topped with palmito cheese or dipped in fresh sour cream. Inspired by that memory, I made a dish that exemplifies the convergence of cultures that have enriched Costa Rica and made it a melting pot since the days of conquest and colonization, all the way to our independence and to the present day. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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