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first_imgWho are the wealthiest people in tech right now? Here’s the estimated worth of the top five. VIRAL VIDEO Brit satirist Jonathan Pie’s rant about Trump’s victory got 1.9 million views in just four days. Magician David Blaine regurgitating a live frog on Jimmy Fallon’s show fascinated over 5 million.,Who are the wealthiest people in tech right now? Here’s the estimated worth of the top five. VIRAL VIDEOBrit satirist Jonathan Pie’s rant about Trump’s victory got 1.9 million views in just four days. Magician David Blaine regurgitating a live frog on Jimmy Fallon’s show fascinated over 5 million. More than 15 million watched three penguins fight each other in a love triangle.WEB WOW2K SelfiePeanuts in one 500 rupee note, namkeen in another, a third showing a 500 rupee note toilet roll… internet humour turned dark as Narendra Modi announced the demonetisation of 1,000 and 500 rupee notes. But the eternal optimists turned the crisis into an opportunity, posting selfies with the new 2,000 rupee note.NET TRIBUTEMOURNING AFTERFor some it was a double whammy: Donald Trump’s shock win and Leonard Cohen’s death shortly after. It all came together on Saturday Night Live when Kate McKinnon, portraying a defeated Hillary Clinton, sang Hallelujah as a tribute both to the singer and to the presidential candidate.WEIRDONET RIP EVERYONEA glitch on Facebook resulted in a number of people suddenly being memorialised. FB users reported the phenomenon early this week when a number of perfectly alive people had their profiles changed to memorial pages. Yes, even FB founder Mark Zuckerberg.WEB TREND FROZEN IN TIMESports teams, the Kardashians, Michelle Obama, even Varun Dhawan are taking up the Mannequin Challenge. It’s simple: go about your daily activities and then stand really still.WEB LOL DEALING WITH TRUMPHumour helped netizens process a Trump presidency. There were memes on imagined conversations between the outgoing prez and his VP, including one in which Joe Biden changes the wifi password to ‘I love Mexicans’ and replaces toiletries with small, Trump-sized ones. advertisementlast_img read more

Came to India because East Bengal is a big club: Costa Rican defender Acosta

first_imgKolkata, Aug 9 (PTI) Costa Rican defender Johnny Acosta today said he had no idea about Indian football and it was only the rich history of East Bengal that drew him to sign up with the prestigious club. East Bengal had created quite a stir in Indian football when they signed 35-year-old Johnny Acosta, who played all three games for Costa Rica at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. “When I signed, I only knew that East Bengal are a big club with great history. I have no idea about ISL or any other tournament. I came here because East Bengal are a big club,” said the Spanish-speaking Costa Rican centreback. Having got a sponsor, East Bengal were in talks to take part in the ISL but reports claim that the number of teams may not be increased this season. “I have not seen any Indian football matches before. The one I saw on October 6 (East Bengal’s Kolkata league match against WB Police) was my first. I don’t know anything about the leagues in India as well,” said Acosta, who once played against Lionel Messi back in 2011 in the Copa America. A fan of Paolo Maldini, Acosta further said he is ready to take the field for East Bengal. “I am ready. I am just waiting for my paper works. Once they are ready I will start playing,” the defender, who will sport his usual No 2 jersey, said. Asked if the language would be a concern, Acosta said: “Language has never been a problem for me. I will not face any problem adjusting here as football has only one language. This is football.”advertisement Acosta said it was disappointing that Costa Rica finished last in group E and crashed out early despite an impressive show in Russia World Cup. “It was disappointing definitely. We were playing against such a top side like Brazil and we had almost managed to get a draw against them,” he said during the media conference which was called off yesterday as East Bengal had forgotten to hire an interpreter. “Unfortunately, they scored and we were left heartbroken.” Acosta, with 71 International matches for Costa Rica, was impressive against Neymar’s Brazil, who required two stoppage-time goals from Coutinho and Neymar to beat them 2-0. Asked about playing against Neymar, he said: “It was a very good experience for me. Not only I had a great experience of playing against the entire Brazil side. “Overall a very good experience playing against Switzerland, Serbia and Brazil. Our entire team played very well,” Acosta said. Costa Rica drew 2-2 with Switzerland, and had lost their opening game 1-0 against Serbia. PTI TAP ATKATKlast_img read more

Lev Tahor children return to Quebec amid reports of sect leadership arrests

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec youth protection officials say an unspecified number of children who were with the ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor have recently returned to the province.Myriam Sabourin, a spokeswoman for the regional health authority in the Laurentians region, north of Montreal, confirmed Thursday the children are under the authority’s care. Citing privacy concerns, Sabourin declined to say how many children have returned and what services are being provided.Lev Tahor created headlines five years ago, when Quebec youth protection services investigated allegations of child neglect in the community of about 200 people — half of them children — in Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Que.A 2013 probe concluded that the community’s housing was inadequate, the children’s health needs were being neglected and they were not receiving a proper education, as most of them could speak only Yiddish. There were also allegations of underage marriages.As a Quebec court ordered that 14 Lev Tahor children be placed in foster care in November 2013, sect members fled overnight, settling first in the southwestern Ontario region of Chatham-Kent. After Ontario courts took up the case, the group uprooted again, and by the summer of 2014 they were almost all in Guatemala.There were reports the group had moved again in 2017, settling in Chiapas, a southern province in Mexico bordering Guatemala.Lev Tahor spokesmen have previously denied allegations of mistreatment, though they acknowledge children are subject to a strict religious upbringing.News of the children’s return to Quebec comes as Yeshiva World News reported Wednesday that five members of the sect — identified as the current leadership group — were arrested in Mexico. That is where the sect’s founder, Shlomo Helbrans, drowned in June 2017.David Ouellette, who has followed the Lev Tahor situation as Quebec director for research and public affairs at the Jewish advocacy group CIJA, said he has not been able to independently confirm the arrests.“However, if it turns out they have actually taken place, we hope that it could foretell the dissolution of this sect,” Ouellette said Thursday. “And we hope the children who have been caught in this sect for far too long can be brought back to a secure family environment.”Helbrans founded Lev Tahor — which translates to “pure heart” in Hebrew — in the early 1980s in Israel before relocating to New York in the early 1990s.After a conviction on a kidnapping charge, he was deported to Israel. He returned across the Atlantic to Canada, where he claimed refugee status and settled in the Laurentians. His sect established itself there for about a decade before attracting the attention of provincial authorities.Quebec authorities were tight-lipped Thursday about the children and wouldn’t say where in Quebec they are living. Sabourin said religious and language considerations were factored into the assistance being provided. “They are kids who are very distinctive given their culture, so it’s part of the what we’ve kept in mind when offering the services,” she said.She added if other young sect members were to eventually return, the agency is ready to provide services.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

November 16 2009 It has been a busy few months an

first_imgNovember 16, 2009 It has been a busy few months and we have some great news! We purchased a green house kit from a company called Clear Span, a manufacturer of fabric structures and greenhouses out of Iowa. It arrived at Arcosanti on 11/02/09.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] This 20′ wide x 48′ long greenhouse, more specifically called a “High Tunnel,” is an unheated, plastic-covered structure that provides an intermediate level of environmental protection and control compared to open field conditions and heated greenhouses.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We have been putting together a presentation of greenhouse systems research to educate ourselves, the crew and the Workshop participants.[photo: Anna Tran & text: Nadia Begin] We are excited to begin the process of growing food and experiencing the life of a greenhouse closer to the “center of town”. We plan to use this greenhouse as a prototype for heat collection as it will be connected to the existing and in construction portion of the Heat Duct Tunnel and we will use rainwater collected from the building above for watering the crops. As a prototype, this greenhouse will help us perfect the design for the energy apron.[photo: Anna & text: Nadia Begin]last_img read more

Video advertising platform BrightRoll has struck a

first_imgVideo advertising platform BrightRoll has struck a deal with Google’s DoubleClick to provide buyers on the BrightRoll platform with access to the DoubleClick Ad Exchange.Buyers on the BrightRoll platform will now have programmatic access to DoubleClick video ad properties via BrightRoll’s console.The announcement follows last year’s programmatic integration of DoubleClick Bid Manager into the BrightRoll platform.The demand for programmatic video has never been greater. This expanded agreement with BrightRoll is one of the ways we’re helping brand buyers connect with high quality video content across the web,” said Chip Hall, director, media platform sales, Google.“This relationship is an important step in helping grow the overall programmatic video ecosystem.”Separately, BrightRoll has struck agreements with comScore and Nielsen to bring their online campaign ratings systems to its platform.“By integrating audience measurement data from both comScore and Nielsen into our real-time audience platform, we are changing the game for advertisers,” said Tod Sacerdoti, CEO and founder, BrightRoll.“For the first time, advertisers will be able to plan, target and optimise campaigns to maximise in-target delivery and validate performance with independent reports. The best part is that the scale of our ecosystem allows us to offer this for free to all of our clients.”last_img read more

Multiple Tuscaloosa County Law Enforcement Agencie

first_imgMultiple Tuscaloosa County Law Enforcement Agencies are searching for at least one brazen burglar who broke into multiple local businesses over the weekend.Just a few businesses hit smash and grab style Sunday night include Cottondale businesses: The Pottery Grill,  Oasis Bar and Grill and Dunn’s Wholesale Used Cars.Fortunately the suspects didn’t get away with much from the businesses… a small amount of money, some orange juice and a laptop. Pottery Grill co-owner Tim Foster told WVUA 23 Reporter Chelsea Barton it’s not really about the things taken.“People come in here every week asking for food and I give it to them,” Foster told WVUA 23. “That really ticks be off when you give and give and they break in and take your stuff. It’s just really aggravating,” he said.Police don’t know if it was the same bandit(s), but at least one Brookwood business was hit up as well, La Casa Crimson.The suspect was caught on camera at La Casa Crimson. Thankfully the alarm spooked the guy before he could nab anything. The local businesses impacted want these bad guys off the streets so this won’t happen to any more hard working people like them.“Everybody works hard to keep up everything,” La Casa Crimson Hostess Lacey Martin told WVUA 23.Foster agreed, saying “This is like home for all of us that work here. It’s part of us. When somebody comes in on you, it just really makes you mad.”No arrests have been made in any of these break-in cases. If you have any information that could assist police, please contact Crime Stoppers at (205) 752 -STOP.last_img read more