Southampton winger Stuart Armstrong earns Scotland callby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton winger Stuart Armstrong has replaced Oli McBurnie in the latest Scotland squad.Sheffield United striker McBurnie has withdrawn due to injury.Scotland travel to face Russia in a Euro 2020 qualifier on Thursday, before hosting San Marino at Hampden Park three days later.The Tartan Army must beat Russia to keep their hopes of qualification alive. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@HailStateFBMississippi State football hosted a “ladies clinic” today, where Bulldog fans had a chance to go through drills and get coached up by the staff. Based on the many Instagram and Twitter posts we’ve seen, it looks like everyone had a great time. The day’s big winner, however, has to be Mary, the fan who has won the 60+ year old 40 yard dash seven years in a row. Mary doesn’t just edge out the competition either, she crushes everyone.VIDEO: For the seventh straight year, Mary wins the 60+ age group 40-yard dash at the Ladies Clinic #HailState pic.twitter.com/WioGhGCTNp— MSU Football (@HailStateFB) July 18, 2015We’re seriously impressed. Mary can fly.
VANCOUVER – The City of Vancouver is moving to allow the sale of liquor in grocery stores.Councillors voted Tuesday to approve zoning bylaw amendments that will permit grocery stores to sell liquor.The city says in a news release that qualified grocery outlets will be allowed to sell liquor in a store-within-a-store model, requiring a separate area and cashier for liquor sales.Approval of the bylaw amendments is the next step to implementing Vancouver’s liquor policy recommendations, which were passed by council almost a year ago.Specific policies will be presented to council next month and the city says, if approved, grocery stores wishing to sell liquor could apply for a permit by May 14.Kaye Krishna, Vancouver’s general manager of development, buildings and licensing, says the proposed changes follow extensive consultations about upgrades to the city’s liquor policies.“These amendments not only balance the public’s request, but also bring our liquor bylaws in line with provincial regulations,” says Krishna.
Yamunanagar (Har): Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his idea for a minimum income guarantee scheme for the poorest of poor came from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Rs 15 lakh promise’ made ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.Gandhi said the Congress’ poll promise for the ambitious ‘Nyay’ (Nyuntam Aay Yojna) under which Rs 72,000 will be deposited each year in the bank accounts of 20 per cent of the country’s poorest is ‘historic’ and claimed that the prime minister looks ‘shaken’ ever since the announcement was made on Monday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Accusing Modi of helping certain industrialists, Gandhi said he protects the rich while refraining from helping out the debt-ridden farmers, adding this ‘Chowkidar’ is a thief . On the contrary, Gandhi said his party bats for the poor, the weaker sections and the farmers. The 2019 polls are a fight between two ideologies. On one hand are the BJP, the RSS and Narendra Modi and on the other is the Congress,” he said. Gandhi was on a day’s visit to Haryana to be part of Congress state unit’s ongoing six-day lone Parivartan Yatra , which began from Gurugram earlier this week. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KGandhi said unlike the BJP his party keeps its promise and referred to ‘Nyay’ the Congress plans to introduce if it forms the government. “He (Modi) promised putting Rs 15 lakh into every Indian’s bank account. Did anyone get anything? he said at a public meeting in Yamunanagar district’s Jagadhri town. “Truth is when our Government is formed we will put Rs 72,000 a year into the accounts of 20 per cent of the country’s poorest. Modi spoke lies about putting Rs 15 lakh into every Indian’s bank account, However, I felt that the idea about putting money into bank accounts of the poor was a right one if implemented with sincerity. I caught hold of this idea. I spoke to Congress party’s thinktank and told them about Modi’s Rs 15 lakh promise and said he did not fulfil it, instead what he did was to do injustice to farmers, hit small shopkeepers with demonetisation, and brought Gabbar Singh Tax (GST), Gandhi said, adding he told the party’s thinktank to come out with a scheme to benefit poor and they worked out the modalities in six months. Gandhi was referring to Modi’s 2014 election speech when as the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate he promised to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks within 100 days of coming to power. Modi had also said that if all the black money was brought back to the country, it would be enough to deposit Rs 15 lakh in every poor person’s bank account. “It(Nyay) is historic, so much historic that you must have seen Narendra Modi’s face on TV during the past 2-3 days, he looked shaken . Gandhi also accused Modi and BJP of spreading hatred and anger and putting real issues on the backburner. “In the last five years, Modi ji has waived Rs 3.50 lakh crore of 15 industrialists.
Los Angeles: Will Smith, who will be fighting his younger self in Oscar-winner Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, recently said the “emotional and physical challenges” of making the film have been the most demanding of his career. It is for the first time that Smith, known for his action-comedy roles in Hollywood has teamed up with Lee, one of the most genre-bending directors in the modern era. Billed as an innovative action-thriller, the Paramount Pictures film will see Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaThe trailer of the film, which dropped on Tuesday, shows jaw-dropping action scenes peppered with suspense and a de-aged Smith. The filmmaker and actor of Hollywood, Smith, who aged in reverse with the help of digital technology to play his 23-year-old version, called Lee’s direction “cinematic wizardry”. “Ang is pushing the limits to give people an experience in the movie theatre that you can’t get anywhere else. This is not only an action film, but an exploration of what one’s younger self can ultimately teach one’s older self. I’m 50-years-old now, and the irony of becoming 23-year-old Junior in this film is that 23-year-old me wouldn’t have been ready for this experience or to take on this role,” he said.
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Music Festivals 2018: Houston’s In Bloom Announces Full Lineup In Bloom Music Festival 2018 Lineup Revealed music-festivals-2018-houstons-bloom-announces-full-lineup Are your favorite artists headed to Houston this coming March?Brian HaackGRAMMYs Dec 14, 2017 – 12:23 pm The first iteration of Free Press Houston and C3 Presents’ rebranded In Bloom Music Festival (formerly the Free Press Summer Festival) has officially announced its 2018 lineup — stacked with big-name modern rock and electronic acts, alongside a who’s who of rising stars of the underground hip-hop and dance scenes.Leading the headlining lineup are past GRAMMY winner and current nominee Beck, current GRAMMY nominees Queens Of The Stone Age, as well as nu-metal mainstays Incubus and EDM prodigy Martin Garrix. Other exciting acts featured on the lineup include current Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee Lil Uzi Vert, Atlanta trap star 21 Savage, post-rock icons Explosions In The Sky, and alternative jam rock supercollective Broken Social Scene.The two-day, four-stage music and arts festival first premiered in 2009 as an event built around supporting local music talent and visual artists in partnership with the Texas Campaign for the Environment to help spread the word about sustainability and pro-environmental policy. Free Press Houston and C3 Presents announced late last month that for the festival’s ninth annual installment in 2018 it would rebrand as In Bloom Music Festival.In Bloom Music Festival 2018 will take place on March 24–26 at Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston. Tickets to the festival are on sale now.Missy Elliott To Receive Essence 2018 Black Women In Music HonorRead more Email Twitter News Facebook
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Friday, June 7:Animal Control Officer removed a baby groundhog from the roadway on Middlesex Avenue and placed it in the woods. (11:09am)A Marjorie Road caller reported a male walking around in people’s yards and looking into houses. Police responded. Misunderstanding. Male was a resident of the house. (2:12pm)A large snapping turtle was struck by a car on Woburn Street and still alive. Animal Control Officer dropped off to Turtle Rescue Group. (3:13pm)A car and motorcycle were involved in a crash at Salem Street and Cunningham Street. No injuries noted. (3:58pm)Police received a report of two people — one wearing a bunny suit and one wearing a jump suit — chasing people at Town Beach. Police checked the area and found the call unfounded. (10:54pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for June 19: Fire Dept. Delayed By Train When Responding To Crash; Duck Flew Into House; Turtle Stuck In PoolIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 25: Road Rage On Butters Row Bridge; Turtle Troubles; Car KeyedIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 10: Driver Issued Summons; Bunny & Turtle Issues; Homeowner Gets Surprise After MidnightIn “Police Log”
Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Nintendo Switch at Amazon Cuphead is coming to the Nintendo Switch next month. Nintendo kicked off its Nindies Showcase on Wednesday by announcing the popular run-and-gun platformer will be available in the Switch eShop on April 18 and can be prepurchased now. The game costs $19.99.The title, acclaimed for its gameplay difficulty and ’30s animation style, launched in 2017 for Xbox One and PC as a Microsoft exclusive. Microsoft said Wednesday that the Switch version of Cuphead will support Xbox Live.”We’ll be working with StudioMDHR to implement Xbox Live features into Cuphead on the Nintendo Switch in the coming months,” wrote Xbox’s Chris Charla in a blog post on the company’s GDC announcements. “Given the early stage of our work with StudioMDHR, the Xbox Live features will appear in a post-launch update to Cuphead on Nintendo Switch.”Nindies: Independent games for SwitchNintendo didn’t stop with Cuphead and revealed several other releases: Overland: A post-apocalyptic game in which you’ll have to fight with different creatures, rescue survivors and find objects that allow you to stay alive. Overland will arrive at the Switch in the fall. Neo Cab: In this title with Blade Runner styling, you’re a taxi driver dealing with difficult customers. You can talk with them to learn about their lives and discover the truth behind a mystery. Neo Cab will arrive later this year.Stranger Things 3: The Game: Available on July 4, this game is based on the acclaimed Netflix series. It allows you to play alone, in pairs or in a cooperative. The Red Lantern: Dogs, snow and Alaska will test your survival. Available later this year.Darkwood: Available in May, this game allows you to explore a forest by day and survive the different terrifying creatures that haunt you at night. RAD: A 3D action game created by Double Fine and Namco will test your survival skills in a post apocalyptic. Your character can mutate some parts of his or her body depending on creatures you eliminate along the way. Available this summer. Creature in the Well: Available in the summer, this game is a kind of pinball game in which you have to control a swordsman. Pine: This game, available in August, will allow you to walk and investigate a fantasy world in which each creature has a mission. Swimsanity : A cooperative game that arrives this summer and delves into underwater shooting. Swimsanity can be played individually or in teams. Cadence of Hyrule: A fun and quirky game that brings back Link and Zelda from the game The Legend of Zelda. It’ll arrive this spring. The games can be purchased physically and digitally through the Nintendo eShop. Their prices will be announced later when their individual release approaches. This story originally posted as “Cuphead llegará a la Nintendo Switch en abril” on CNET en Espanol. $289 See it Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? See It See It Mar 21 • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center See It Best Buy $309 See All Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Gaming 0 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment Game Developers Conference Microsoft Nintendo How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 reading • Cuphead is coming to Nintendo Switch in April Share your voice CNET Review Nintendo Switch It’s been an impressive first year for the Switch as the clever hybrid console’s ample game library lives up to its promise of being a home-and-away gaming machine. Read Review Walmart • $299 $309.00 Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice Amazon Game Developers Conference Tags $299
20 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Get a high-end Dell XPS 13 configuration for very near the price of the entry-level model. Sarah Tew/CNET Back in March, Dell introduced a new version of its already-very-good XPS 13 laptop. Dan Ackerman’s verdict: “We’ve finally run out of complaints.” The near-perfect system easily won a spot on CNET’s list of the best laptops for 2019. Of course, it’s not an inexpensive machine, especially when you start piling on high-end features like a blazing fast processor, big solid-state drive and ultra-HD touch display. Update: This is the 2018 version of the XPS 13, not the updated 2019 version as previously indicated. I apologize profusely for the error.That’s what makes today’s deal so exciting. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Dell XPS 13 is $979.99 when you apply coupon code DBLTXPS133 at checkout. That’s $620 (!) off the regular price, though the promotion says “save $600,” so I’m not sure what accounts for the extra $20. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See it at DellBut, wait, it can get even better: Rakuten (formerly Ebates) is offering 8% cash back on Dell purchases, which would bring your net total (not including sales tax) down to just over $900. My advice: Use the Rakuten browser plug-in to greatly simplify taking advantage of cash-back offers like this.This particular XPS 13 configuration is pretty decked-out: Intel Core i7 processor, 256GB SSD and a 13.3-inch 4K Ultra HD 3,840×2,160-pixel InfinityEdge touch display. If there’s a weak spot, it’s the RAM: just 8GB. It’s sufficient, but 16GB would be preferable in a system like this.For more info, I’ll turn you over to Ackerman’s aforementioned Dell XPS 13 review. Beyond that, I’ll just note that Dell often has very limited quantities available for these kinds of deals, so while it’s in stock as of this writing, it may not be for much longer. If you’ve been eyeballing this machine, act fast.Your thoughts? The Cheapskate See the new Dell XPS 13 (2019) 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. Tags 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. A few simple tweaks make the Dell XPS 13 a near-perfect… Bonus deal: Ninja’s 6-quart pressure cooker is on sale for just $50Instant Pot is far from the only pressure-cooker game in town. There are plenty of other models that are just as good — and when they’re on sale, they’re arguably even better.For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the Ninja PC101 6-quart pressure cooker for $49.99. Regular price: $99.99.See it at Best BuyAlso able to steam, saute and slow-cook, the Ninja lacks a few of the fancier options (like yogurt-making) found in higher-end cookers, but definitely handles all the basics. It has a fully removable lid, a steam rack and an extra o-ring.Particularly telling: Nearly 200 buyers collectively rated this 4.8 stars out of 5. If you don’t already have a pressure cooker, you should — but you shouldn’t pay upward of $100 for one. Share your voice 15 Comments 4:40 Laptops Dell Intel
Shah Rukh Khan.Varinder ChawlaThe rumours and conjectures around who will act in the titular role in the third instalment of the hit series – Don 3 – has left the social media puzzled. New stories, new names and new theories are coming up every day on who will play the lead role in the film. While Shah Rukh Khan was the obvious name for the franchise, reports of the actor having moved on from the project and Ranveer Singh having stepped in did break a lot of hearts.Though Ranveer is a phenomenal actor, it would have been hard for the audience to accept him as an alternative to Shah Rukh Khan who had created a niche for himself with the franchise.Even when it comes to the leading actress of the film, several names have been floating around. While it is clear that Priyanka Chopra is not going to be a part of the project, several other names like Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone had made their way to the headlines. While a report claims that Katrina Kaif, who is basking in the adulation her character got in Zero, has been approached to play the female lead in the crime thriller, another report claims that Deepika Padukone has almost been finalised to play the female lead.Amid all this, Farhan Akhtar’s deafening silence on the entire thing has given way to more conjectures. Talking to DNA, Farhan said, “I am a bit tired of speaking about Don 3. This news doesn’t come from me. I don’t start and end it. People can happily say what they want to and amuse themselves. When I have something to say, I will say it. There is nothing to hide.”Zoya Akhtar too had slammed the reports of Ranveer Singh being roped in for the project. However, the Gully Boy director refused to share any more information on the project.
Share prices of State-owned companies may see a sharp rally over the next three to five years if the Modi government initiates “structural reforms” in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) similar to those he implemented when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, according to a report by a global brokerage firm.Currently, the stock prices of PSUs are undervalued by nearly 30 percent due to several issues such as “lack of autonomy and political interference”, Morgan Stanley said in a note to The Economic Times.”If the Modi government engineers change, as his performance with Gujarat enterprises points to, these stocks could be surprising winners in the coming three to five years,” the firm said.During the Modi’s tenure as Gujarat chief minister, “the return on equity” of leading Gujarat State enterprises increased by nearly 30 percent in ten years.Morgan Stanley said stock prices of PSUs such as Coal India, PowerGrid, BPCL, NTPC and ONGC, could see a similar rally if PM Modi brings in more reforms in the companies.A significant turnaround seen in the “performance of Coal India and upstream energy companies” suggests that Modi’s Gujarat model could be replicated in companies run by the Central government.The report said the PSU stocks have underperformed the broader market by 55 percent in the past decade. It also said that foreign investors’ stake in PSU stocks has been reduced to half since 2007.In contrast, it was reported that the stock prices of six of the seven listed Gujarat public sector companies had witnessed a sharp fall after Modi stepped down as Chief Minister of the state to become the Prime Minister of India.A few Gujarat industrialists had said that the declining share prices indicated a fall in the confidence of industry in the current administration.”Things have changed since the change of guard in Gujarat. Businessmen are not as confident as they were during the Modi’s rule,” a State industrialist had said.
Bill Gates.ReutersBillionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has joined the ranks of those who believe the market for bitcoin is not a “good thing.”The world’s second richest man on Tuesday focused on the downsides of Bitcoin and its peers, a significant shift from its previous stance in 2014, when he was quoted as saying that Bitcoin is “better than currency”.Gates criticized cryptocurrencies for their anonymity, a feature that allows currency holders to keep their identity discrete and thereby making it easier for illegal transactions to go unnoticed.”The main feature of cryptocurrencies is their anonymity. I don’t think this is a good thing,” he said during an “ask me anything” discussion on the social media platform Reddit.He also railed against cryptocurrencies for anonymous payments that help illegal drug trade deals.”The government’s ability to find money laundering and tax evasion and terrorist funding is a good thing. Right now cryptocurrencies are used for buying fentanyl and other drugs so it is a rare technology that has caused deaths in a fairly direct way.”Fentanyl, also known as fentanil, is an opioid which is used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anesthesia. It is a depressant drug, which means it slows down the messages travelling between the brain and body.Gates added: “Yes – anonymous cash is used for these kinds of things but you have to be physically present to transfer it which makes things like kidnapping payments more difficult.”According to Gates, cryptocurrencies have made it easier to profit from certain types of crime as its easier to collect ransom without revealing one’s identity.The price of Bitcoin rose about 3.5 percent on Tuesday to $10,600.
A man carries a wounded person to the hospital in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on August 19, 2019.ReutersA series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence.No group claimed responsibility for the 10 bombs but both Islamic State (IS) and the Taliban militants operate in the area.IS claimed responsibility for a weekend bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul, in which 63 people were killed and nearly 200 wounded.The Jalalabad bombs were planted near a market where hundreds of people had congregated after attending Independence Day events. Senior health official Fahim Bashari said at least 34 people were wounded.President Ashraf Ghani, in an Independence Day address in Kabul, called on the international community to stand with Afghanistan to eradicate the militants’ “nests”.”Our fight against the Daesh will continue,” he said, referring to IS.”The Taliban have laid the foundation for such brutal killings.”Ghani did not refer in his speech to negotiations between the United States and the Taliban on a deal by which US troops can withdraw in exchange for Taliban security guarantees.The United States also wants a Taliban commitment on power-sharing talks with Ghani’s government and a ceasefire. The Taliban have refused to talk to the government.But there are concerns among Afghan officials and US national security aides about a US withdrawal, with fears Afghanistan could be plunged into a new civil war that could herald a return of Taliban rule and international militants, including Islamic State, finding a refuge.US President Donald Trump is hoping to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan before the 2020 presidential election.Trump on Sunday called the Kabul bomb attack horrible and expressed optimism about the talks.He said the United States would seek to get troop levels below 13,000 but leave “very significant” intelligence capabilities behind.The US troops in Afghanistan train and advise Afghan security forces and conduct counterinsurgency operations.The Taliban said in an Independence Day statement they were looking forward to the departure of all foreign forces.”The day approaches closer when these invaders shall completely leave our country, akin to the British and Soviets before them,” they said.While never part of the British empire, Afghanistan gained complete independence from Britain on Aug. 19, 1919.Independence Day ceremonies in Kabul were curtailed out of respect for those who died in the Saturday night bomb, the government said.
Deepika Padukone is yet to sign a film despite a busy 2015 as the actor has not found anything exciting so far. “Expect nothing because I have signed no films for 2016,” said Deepika in an interview.When asked about not having any film despite being the top actor at the moment, she said, “I have reached a stage where I don’t have to do work to keep myself busy. I don’t want to do films just for the heck of making announcements. “I don’t need to do a film to keep my calender busy. I have read a lot of scripts, but I have not been excited about anything that I have read. I am okay with it.” In 2015, Deepika did three films – Piku with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, Tamasha with ex-boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor and the soon-to-be-released Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani, opposite rumoured beau Ranveer Singh. Also Read – A fresh blend of fame“The most challenging part is doing three films simultaneously. The films, the characters and the directors are different. It is not the ideal way of working as I would like to do one film at a time and dedicate the time to that film,” she said. At the same time, the Piku actor says she will not leave any interesting projects. “I am not going to let go films that I am excited about. But if that happens, then you have to balance that out.”I am happy with the way this year has gone. I am very proud of Piku and Tamasha and I am topping it up with Bajirao Mastani,” she said. In the past, Deepika also rejected some plum offers, including Dhoom 3, Shuddhi among others.