Original plans for “Tough Enough” on the WWE Network

first_imgFacebook WWE Pitches Crazy Superstar Shake-up Changes Videos Articles Pinterest Former Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli passes away due to brain cancer at age 38 A new season of “Tough Enough” that was planned to be featured on the WWE Network has become what was described as a “victim of budget cuts” according to a report by Dave Meltzer. WWE had originally planned to produce a new season on the network to begin filming in July and the entire show was called off when the budget was heavily cut back.Source: The Wrestling Observer NewsletterRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:04Remaining Time -0:34 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 Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Google+ Triple H Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Now Playing Up Next Twitter Roman Reigns is in Remission Carmella filmed this week for future WWE project, Raven on Sonya Deville impersonating him The wrestling industry reacts to the passing of former OVW star Matt Cappotelli on Friday Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Eric Bischoff talks WWE’s narrative about WCW, Hall/Nash

first_img Pinterest Tom Keene Ethan Page on how Impact Wrestling has been better, winning the Tag Titles, booed in Canada Dustin Rhodes on AEW against NXT: “I don’t consider us going to war with anybody” Now Playing Up Next Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Allianz GI CEO Says Markets Should Worry `Strategically About Trade Sammy Guevara talks about his match against Cody on TNT, the Wednesday Night Wars Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Videos Articles Google+ WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next Brett Buchanan of Alternative Nation is featuring an interview with Eric Bischoff discussing a number of topics including the new “Monday Night War” series on the WWE Network, WWE’s narrative about how that war went and signing both Scott Hall and Kevin Nash to deals.“There are certain things that are based in fact, that no matter how hard WWE can, and try to change some of those facts, because they do have the platform re-educate those who either weren’t around paying close attention, or don’t see the other side of the true story to make up their own opinions, or own minds. But here are a couple of facts that kind of shape that false narrative to the foundation. Number 1: Hall and Nash weren’t forced to leave their beloved WWE for anything, they chose to.They chose to leave WWE and come to WCW, not for the money, because the truth and the facts are that I probably didn’t offer them any more money than they were already making. I couldn’t really speak to this, because I wasn’t doing their taxes at the time, but I’m pretty sure that they were probably making more money. But the real reason I remember, having firsthand discussions with both of them, they didn’t leave WWE for the money. They left WWE to come to WCW for the lifestyle, because we had a maximum of 180 days in their contracts.”You can check out the full interview at the link below.Alternative Nation: Eric Bischoff Talks Ted Turner, WCW 2001, Nash and Hall’s Contracts & WWE NetworkRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipAllianz GI CEO Says Markets Should Worry `Strategically About TradeVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 3:14/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 17.58%0:01Remaining Time -3:13 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 Roman Reigns is in Remission Now Playing Up Next Twitter WhatsApp Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img

E coli detected again at closed Vancouver Lake

first_imgVancouver Lake remains closed to swimming due to cyanotoxins, and new testing also revealed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria, according to Clark County Public Health.The swim beach at Vancouver Lake will remain closed until testing shows that cyanotoxin and E. coli levels don’t exceed toxic thresholds, according to a news release Tuesday.Clark County Public Health advises that no one should recreate in the lake, which includes swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, and water skiing.Vancouver Lake water may contain bacteria found in animal or human feces. Some of these bacteria are capable of causing severe gastrointestinal illness.Depending on the cause, people with gastrointestinal infections may experience fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea beginning several hours to several days or longer after exposure. Some infections may cause bloody diarrhea.Blue-green algae can cause serious health problems if cyanobacteria or toxins are ingested, inhaled or come into contact with skin. Inhaled bacteria or toxins can cause wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath, according to Public Health. Skin contact can lead to rash, itching, blisters and eye irritation.last_img read more

NE Vancouver church will give away items

first_imgFourth Plain Church of the Nazarene is hosting a church rummage sale next week with a twist: Everything is free.Care 2 Share is an annual outreach event at the northeast Vancouver church, which has helped people over the last three years by giving away clothes, toys, household items and furniture. It takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 at the church, located at 16807 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd.“There are people in every corner of Vancouver and the surrounding communities who are struggling to make ends meet,” the Rev. Grady Zickefoose, interim lead pastor of Fourth Plain Church, said in a news release. “This event is one very tangible way that we can serve our neighbors with absolutely no strings attached. Each year people are surprised when they realize that all items are free.”The community can donate household items and clothes, but the church is not accepting large appliances and fabric upholstered furniture this year. Visit www.fourthplainnaz.com or call 360-892-4462 for more information.“We love providing our community an opportunity to join us in serving our neighbors through this event,” Zickefoose said. “Those who donate items enjoy knowing that their gifts are going to help many people who otherwise could not afford the items they receive through the event.”last_img read more

Plantation teacher arrested for allegedly having sexual relationship with student

Plantation teacher arrested for allegedly having sexual relationship with student

first_imgPLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – A teacher at Broward Junior Academy has been arrested after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student.Thirty-four-year-old Daniel Joseph Azemar was reportedly involved with a female student since August of 2018.The student’s mother had discovered sexually graphic messages to her daughter’s phone from Joseph before reaching out to law enforcement.As of Friday afternoon, Azemar is being held at the Broward County Jail on a $400,000 bond.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Alexa responds to ministers sermon orders toilet paper

Alexa responds to ministers sermon orders toilet paper

first_img February 19, 2019 at 4:02 pm Alexa knows it when she hears it. And comes up with the appropriate response. By: Erik Tryggestad Toilet paper? It looks like the Scrolls of Enlightenment – you can tell by the embossed symbology – used in our secret atheist ceremonies. News • Photos of the Week Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email February 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm By: Erik Tryggestad Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts By: Erik Tryggestad Share This! Erik Tryggestad,7 Comments Click here to post a comment News I knew it! Frank R Nicholas says: “I can feel my mind slipping….Daisy, Daisy…”,Harvest announces executive committee will resign, more changes after MacDonald fired According to Wikipedia, “The Christian Chronicle is a religious newspaper associated with the Churches of Christ. The Chronicle has a ‘news not views’ editorial policy. A survey conducted in the early 1990s found that 68 percent of ministers in the Churches of Christ read the Chronicle, and 88 percent of those readers said they agreed with the content. The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement [Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2004] describes the Chronicle as ‘by far the most-read paper in the Churches of Christ and [it] exercises an influence for cohesiveness in this part of the Stone-Campbell Movement’”.NOW I KNOW WHY (from this article from The Christian Chronicle)! Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. David Allen says: The embossing allows the paper to grip the shit better! February 20, 2019 at 8:39 am TagsAlexa Amazon Echo sermons streaming church services technology,You may also like Erik Tryggestad Share This! Anti-extremism program won’t stop hate, say Muslims who’ve seen its flaws August 30, 2019 Spuddie says: Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email HpO says: Share This! February 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,OKLAHOMA CITY (The Christian Chronicle) — When Phil Brookman preaches, even Alexa listens — and dutifully obeys.Brookman, a minister for Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, was delivering a Sunday message from 1 Corinthians 12 when his sermon illustration nearly resulted in the purchase of $28 worth of toilet paper.The sermon, titled “Greet One Another,” was based on the Apostle Paul’s admonition that the church function as one body with many parts.In addition to the audience of more than 1,000 worshippers gathered for the congregation’s early service, numerous believers watched the sermon online through the church’s video streaming service.One of them, Bethany Becknell, was at home with a sick child, Eli.Her husband, Wes, attended Memorial Road’s first service with their other son, Cam.Phil Brookman. Courtesy photoBrookman preached about how easy it is in the 21st century for Christians to live separate lives — and to fail to see the need for the kind of unity Paul advocates.Even shopping has become depersonalized, Brookman said. Instead of going to Walmart and interacting with other humans, one need only say, “Alexa, order toilet paper.”From the master bathroom in her house, Bethany Becknell heard a polite female voice respond, “OK. I’ve added it to your cart.”The voice was that of her Amazon Echo speaker, which can play music and set alarms in response to voice commands. Oh, and order things from Amazon.com.Bethany Becknell grabbed her phone. Sure enough, there in her Amazon cart was a package of 60 double rolls of Angel Soft Toilet Paper. Cost: $27.45.When a sermon illustration becomes a little too literal. Screenshot courtesy of Wes Becknell“My first thought was, ‘Cancel! Cancel! Cancel!’” she told The Christian Chronicle. They simply didn’t need that much toilet paper.She soon figured out how to remove the item from her virtual shopping cart — but not before texting a screenshot to her husband. After the sermon, Wes Becknell approached Brookman and said, “You owe me 28 bucks.”Brookman, enamored with his newfound power, quickly incorporated the screenshot into his sermon and shared it with Memorial Road’s second service. (Two other church members later told him they also wound up with toilet paper in their Amazon carts after the sermon.)Bethany Becknell said she was happy to add some humor to the sermon, though “I’m a little embarrassed that everybody knows how much toilet paper we buy.”For the second service, Brookman opted for a new sermon illustration: “Alexa, donate $500 to the Memorial Road Church of Christ.”No word yet on if it worked. Rick Brant says: Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 FriendlyGoat says: “Alexa, we’re going to have to turn you off.” Jim Johnson says: News February 19, 2019 at 10:10 pm Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email Zimbabwe pastor who helped oust Mugabe returns to protesting — and jail February 19, 2019 at 6:37 pm February 19, 2019 at 6:15 pm last_img read more

Toy Tuesday 11 Most Monstrous Godzilla Toys

first_imgStay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie DollsToy Tuesday: Yo! It’s The Best ‘G.I. Joe’ Toys Few geek media franchises have inspired the level of love and dedication as Godzilla. From Toho’s first film in 1954 almost single-handedly inspiring the kaiju genre, the giant radioactive lizard has featured in dozens of flicks, video games, and TV shows. On the way, he’s built up one of the coolest rogues’ galleries in the world, a Murderer’s Row of massive beasts, aliens, robots, and other nightmares. Godzilla toys have been big sellers since the 60s, and both fans and collectors prize them. Here are our 11 picks for the best Godzilla toys you can buy right now.Medicom Godzilla SofubiSoft vinyl “sofubi” figures are a big part of Japanese toy history, designed to be more durable than traditional action figures while still delivering a lot of character. Medicom is partnering with classic sofubi manufacturers to reintroduce the style, and one of their more interesting collaborations is this replica of the classic “Marusan” body style patterned after the giant lizard’s appearance in 1955’s Godzilla Raids Again. With hand-painted detailing and cool texture, this is a very nice retro kaiju for your shelf.Get it at Amazon.comTamashii Nations MechagodzillaOriginally introduced in 1974, the towering robotic lizard was originally an extraterrestrial villain buried under Mt. Fuji who awakens to ruin the big G’s good name. In later films he’s a bio-mechanical antagonist built by the Japan Self-Defense Forces. This detailed figure from Bandai’s Tamashii Nations line depicts the “Kiryu” model from 2002’s Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, with his shoulder-mounted cannons. Made of plastic and diecast metal, it comes with a removable gun backpack and interchangeable hands for his Messer Blade.Get it at Amazon.comChibimaru GodzillaLook at this cute little buddy with his big ol’ head, perfectly sized to work up a cleansing blast of radioactive fire that will melt all of your Funko Pops into slag. This is a plastic model kit, so you’re going to have to assemble it yourself and the end result is fragile, but the design is just so cool. The translucent plastic used for Godzilla’s teeth, claws and back fins catches colored light really well, making this model ideal for diorama and stop-motion use.Get it at Amazon.comGigantic Series Godzilla 1995The thing about Godzilla is that he’s big. So if you really want to demonstrate your dedication to the giant radioactive lizard, you should get a big version of him. Enter the Gigantic Series, a line of replicas that stand over two feet tall – perfect for decimating LEGO cities or anything else that crosses their path. This San Diego Comic-Con exclusive model based on the 1995 film has the glowing red patches created when Godzilla absorbs a uranium deposit on Birth Island, increasing his internal temperature and threatening the Earth.Get it at Amazon.comTamashii Nations GiganThe first giant monster foe to cause Godzilla to bleed, Gigan holds a place of pride in the kaiju pantheon. The cyborg beast comes to Earth along with King Ghidorah at the behest of the Nebula M Space Hunters to subjugate our world, but are repulsed by the big G and Jet Jaguar. He took a vacation of 31 years before coming back in Final Wars with an updated design. One of the coolest parts of that flick is when he sheds his iconic curved hand blades in favor of a pair of chainsaws, and this badass figure comes with interchangeable parts so you can do just that.Get it at Amazon.comBandai Minilla FigureThe fandom is certainly divided on Minilla, the diminutive kaiju introduced in 1967’s Son of Godzilla. That was during the series’ creative nadir, and the idea of a cute little sidekick to the massive monster probably wasn’t all that necessary. But if you’re of a certain age, you have a soft spot for the chubby little guy. Soften up your giant monster shelf a little bit with this high-quality PVC figurine modeled after his appearance in Final Wars.Get it at Amazon.comNECA Godzilla FigureMeasuring a whopping two feet from nose to tail, this is one of the more imposing Godzilla action figures on the market. Based on the beast’s 2014 film incarnation, this figure has 25 individual points of articulation, making him unusually poseable, and the tail is flexible and bendable using a series of ball joints so it can be curled into a bunch of different configurations. One of the tail spines is a secret trigger that makes the figure play a decent-sounding version of the giant reptile’s famous roar.Get it at Amazon.comKing Ghidorah PlushOf all the adjectives we could use to describe the three-headed Venusian dragon who comes to Earth to bedevil Godzilla and his crew of monster homies, “cuddly” is pretty low on the list. But we might have to think again after spending some quality time with this Japan-exclusive stuffed animal from Ty, maker of Beanie Babies. The 9 inch tall stuffed beast comes with glittery wings and a bad attitude, perfect for keeping the boogeyman away from your bed at night.Get it at Amazon.comHedorah Press Conference KeychainTypically the giant monsters of Godzilla’s world settle their differences through brutal combat in Tokyo, but what if there was another way? What if they could debate their positions like civilized people and not radioactive beasts? Some lunatic came up with the same idea, which is why there’s a whole line of keychain-sized models of the major characters standing at podiums calmly talking into microphones. For our money, the funniest is Hedorah, the Smog Monster, obviously telling us all about how carbon tax isn’t sufficient to reverse global warming.Get it at Amazon.comNanoblock Shin GodzillaOf all the media licenses that LEGO has snapped up, you’d think Godzilla would be a no-brainer. But for some reason the Danish company hasn’t teamed up with Toho for construction – and destruction – sets. But Japanese building line Nanoblocks, which are sort of like LEGOs if they got zapped by a shrink ray, certainly have. Their officially licensed Shin Godzilla model will test your patience and precision as you painstakingly piece together 630 little bricks to make a kaiju figure with tons of articulation.Get it at Amazon.comShogun Warriors GodzillaOne of the first big Japanese toy hits in the States was Shogun Warriors, a line of giant robot figures brought here by Mattel in the late 70s. The heroes were based on stars of a variety of tokusatsu shows, and they made a deal with Toho to bring Godzilla and Rodan into the mix as well. This is a modern re-creation of that toy at a beefy 19 inch scale. As with most of the other toys in the line, Godzilla features spring-loaded fists that can be shot out like a rocket. Sure, he never did that in the movies but stop being so literal, it’s cool.Get it at Amazon.comMore on Geek.com:12 Most Powerful Star Wars Toys11 Coolest Toys of 201811 Goriest Resident Evil Toyslast_img read more

Maoist clears SET from correctional home

Maoist clears SET from correctional home

first_imgKolkata: Arnab Dam has cleared the State Eligibility Test examination from a correctional home in the state. Dam alias Bikram is at present lodged at Hooghly Correctional Home. Dam has set an example as till date no person from the state had cleared SET from a correctional home.Dam, who is now eligible for lectureship, had pursued his Bachelors and Masters degrees in History from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) from the correctional home and had secured first division both the times. He had appeared for SET on December 2 last year. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseDam had also applied for National Eligibility Test examination but failed to appear for the examination because he turned up late at the examination centre due to some administrative issues. Dam, who is the son of retired judge SK Dam and a resident of Garia, has been a meritorious student throughout his academic career. He passed his higher secondary examination from Narendarpur Ramkrishna Mission and joined mechanical engineering at IIT Kharagpur. However, in 1998 during his third semester, he mysteriously disappeared from the campus. He was arrested in 2005 for involvement in Maoist activities and after some months in prison he was out on bail. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDam was a state committee member of CPI Maoists in Bengal and was active in areas of neighbouring states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha. He was arrested in connection with Maoist attack at the Silda camp of the Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) in 2012 from Balarapur in Purulia and has been lodged in prison since then. He had appeared for her SET examination from Presidency Correctional Home. Dam’s father was informed about his son’s results through a speed post on Friday. Now, if the state government permits Dam can take up lectureship jobs in institutions such as Calcutta University and Jadavpur University. Senior officials of the state Correctional Administration department including minister Ujjal Biswas have expressed joy over Dam’s achievement.last_img read more

Microsoft contractors also listen to Skype and Cortana audio recordings joining Amazon

Microsoft contractors also listen to Skype and Cortana audio recordings joining Amazon

first_imgIn a recent report, Motherboard reveals, “Contractors working for Microsoft are listening to personal conversations of Skype users conducted through the app’s translation service.” This allegation was done on the basis of a cache of internal documents, screenshots, and audio recordings obtained by Motherboard. These files also reveal that the contractors were also listening to voice commands given to its Cortana. While Skype FAQs does mention that it collects and uses conversations to improve products and services and also that company may analyze audio of phone calls that a user wants to translate in order to improve the chat platform’s services; however, it nowhere informs users that some of the voice analysis may be done manually. Earlier this year, Apple, Amazon, and Google faced scrutiny over how they handle user’s voice data obtained from their respective voice assistants. After the Guardian’s investigation into Apple employees’ listening in on Siri conversations was published, Apple announced it has temporarily suspended human transcribers to listen to conversations users had with Siri. Google agreed to stop listening in and transcribing Google Assistant recordings for three months in Europe. Google’s decision to halt its review process was disclosed after a German privacy regulator started investigating the program after “a contractor working as a Dutch language reviewer handed more than 1,000 recordings to the Belgian news site VRT which was then able to identify some of the people in the clips.” TechCrunch reports. On the other hand, Amazon now allows users to opt-out of the program that allows contractors to manually review voice data. Bloomberg was the first to report in April that “Amazon had a team of thousands of workers around the world listening to Alexa audio requests with the goal of improving the software”. The anonymous Microsoft contractor who shared the cache of files with Motherboard said, “The fact that I can even share some of this with you shows how lax things are in terms of protecting user data.” In an online chat, Frederike Kaltheuner, data exploitation program lead at activist group Privacy International, told Motherboard, “People use Skype to call their lovers, interview for jobs, or connect with their families abroad. Companies should be 100% transparent about the ways people’s conversations are recorded and how these recordings are being used.” She further added, “If a sample of your voice is going to human review (for whatever reason) the system should ask them whether you are ok with that, or at least give you the option to opt-out.” Pat Walshe, an activist from Privacy Matters, in an online chat with Motherboard said, “The marketing blurb for [Skype Translator] refers to the use of AI not humans listening in. This whole area needs a regulatory review.” “I’ve looked at it (Skype Translator FAQ) and don’t believe it amounts to transparent and fair processing,” he added. A Microsoft spokesperson told Motherboard in an emailed statement, “Microsoft collects voice data to provide and improve voice-enabled services like search, voice commands, dictation or translation services. We strive to be transparent about our collection and use of voice data to ensure customers can make informed choices about when and how their voice data is used. Microsoft gets customers’ permission before collecting and using their voice data.” The statement continues, “We also put in place several procedures designed to prioritize users’ privacy before sharing this data with our vendors, including de-identifying data, requiring non-disclosure agreements with vendors and their employees, and requiring that vendors meet the high privacy standards set out in European law. We continue to review the way we handle voice data to ensure we make options as clear as possible to customers and provide strong privacy protections.” How safe is user data with these smart assistants looped with manual assistance? According to the documents and screenshots, when a contractor is given a piece of audio to transcribe, they are also given a set of approximate translations generated by Skype’s translation system. “The contractor then needs to select the most accurate translation or provide their own, and the audio is treated as confidential Microsoft information, the screenshots show,” Motherboard reports. Microsoft said this data is only available to the transcribers “through a secure online portal, and that the company takes steps to remove identifying information such as user or device identification numbers.” The contractor told Motherboard, “Some stuff I’ve heard could clearly be described as phone sex. I’ve heard people entering full addresses in Cortana commands or asking Cortana to provide search returns on pornography queries. While I don’t know exactly what one could do with this information, it seems odd to me that it isn’t being handled in a more controlled environment.” In such an environment users no longer feel safe even after the company’s FAQ assures them that their data is safe but actually being listened to. A user on Reddit commented, “Pretty sad that we can not have a secure, private conversation from one place to another, anymore, without taking extraordinary measures, which congress also soon wants to poke holes in, by mandating back doors in these systems.” After this revelation, people may take steps in a jiffy like uninstalling Skype or not sharing extra personal details in the vicinity of their smart home devices. However, such steps won’t erase everything the transcribers might have heard in the past. Will this effect also result in a reduction in sales of the smart home devices that will directly affect the IoT market for each company that offers it? To know more about this news in detail, read the Motherboard’s report. Read Next Microsoft reveals Russian hackers “Fancy Bear” are the culprit for IoT network breach in the U.S. Microsoft introduces public preview of Azure Dedicated Host and updates its licensing terms Data Transfer Project: Now Apple joins Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter to make data sharing seamlesslast_img read more

My First EV converting to an electric car an Irish users experience

My First EV converting to an electric car an Irish users experience

first_imgIf you would like to have your company featured in the Irish Tech News Business Showcase, get in contact with us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie or on Twitter: @SimonCocking My First EV, by John L’Estrange In the Beginning …35 years ago, I watched my father take delivery of a Round Baler. On the face of it, that has very little to do with electric cars, but hear me out…. My dad was an early adopter. He could see the benefits of a new technology, how it was more suitable to the way he worked and despite the derision of those that “knew better”, stuck with it. Neighbours openly laughed at him when they heard. However, round balers became the new standard while the old square balers rapidly became a staple of agricultural vintage shows. This had a big impression on me as a young lad and has always stuck with me: there’s always a better way to do something.With that in mind, last Monday I drove my brand new electric car out of a garage showroom. This was the culmination of a few years of research into the subject and the definition of putting my money where my mouth is. So, is it a better way of doing things?Converting to an electric car, an Irish users experience, by John L’EstrangeVirtue Signaling HippieExcept for a short period in 2000 when I was the proud owner of one of the ugliest cars in the world: 1989 Opel Corsa saloon, I have driven diesels all my life. From thrashing around the backroads in my parents Vectra, to more sedate pottering in my own Pajero, it’s been dinosaur bones all the way. In 2014 I was getting a bit worried about the monetary footprint and carbon bootprint my Landcruiser was leaving. I took delivery of a lovely Volkswagen Passat Estate that had been imported from the UK. Leather interior, heated seats and all the mod cons, including a lovely 2 litre diesel engine. One of the big plus points for me was the fact that it had a really low Co2 output. I was using less fuel and pumping out less carbon thanks to the efficient engine and magical Diesel Particulate Filter or DPF for short.Then came diesel-gate and all that changed. Volkswagen were found to have installed a cheat device that detected when the engine was being tested for emissions and adjust it to show a lower value than would be realistic in real world conditions. My Passat had one of these engines. And the magical DPF? That’s a filter that gathers particulates until such time as it can squirt some fuel down the pipe and burn it off. This usually happens on motorways so it’s an egalitarian way of polluting everywhere, not just in cities. Progress? Maybe not.#RenaultZOE looking well in the evening sun. Wee photo shoot to go with my upcoming article in @Irish_TechNews pic.twitter.com/b4l57iEnoc— myfirstEV (@EvMyfirst) July 9, 2019Decisions, DecisionsI was somewhat disillusioned with diesel. It was costly both financially and environmentally and I needed a change. Enter, alternatively fueled vehicles. First up, hybrids. I opened the internet, looked at the specs, watched the videos, followed the tweets and eventually decided against. The way I looked at it, I was still fueling the fire and technically it’s the most complex solution. While hybrids have proven to be very reliable, I figure there are twice as many things to go wrong. With that option discarded, I focused on full Battery Electric or BEV.To make things clear, I am not a rich man. Tesla, Audi E-Tron and Mercedes EQC are well out of my price range. So I had to concentrate on the more average end of the market.Firstly, there is the daddy of them all, the ubiquitous Nissan Leaf. Now, while taste and fashion has never been associated with me, I do not like the look of the old model. The 24 kwh battery in the original also didn’t seem to be enough to get by on for the type of driving I do. I saw the new model pull into the Nissan showroom and went down for a test drive. It’s a lovely car with a much better range but the price is prohibitive. Also, and I feel terrible saying this, but it felt like an appliance to drive.Next up is the Hyundai Ioniq. Again, a fine car I’m sure. However, I drive Hyundai’s in work and I don’t want to be reminded of it whenever I sit into my own car. Fussy?Yes I am. I could overlook my weird employment related prejudices for huge range though. Enter the Kona. Now we’re talking. Small SUV body and a 64kWh battery giving it a good spell between plug ins make it a winner. The price however, made me a runner up. I’d have to wait until it hit the second hand market. The Kia e-niro has the same gubbins underneath and a bigger boot, so that would also be a contender in 2020 when there’s a few pre-loved ones I could realistically afford.And that’s where I left it. I was keeping my finger on the pulse of progress with a plan in mind, until one fateful day when the power of radio advertising made itself apparent: 0% finance on all new Renaults.Tax Credit vs. Street CreditI was always aware of the Renault Zoe and never really considered it. My wife runs a Doggie Day Care and on my days off, the Passat was sometimes pressed into use in ferrying 5 or 6 dogs to the park. I must have a big boot I said. It was this same line of thinking that kept me financially ruined in a Toyota Landcruiser but smugly able to tackle the three days of snow we get bi-annually. Time to have a serious discussion with myself. I looked at my car usage dispassionately and realised I spend most of the time bringing myself to work and the two kids to school or activities.Hello, I’m John and I DON”T NEED A BIG CAR.Once I managed to get that out of my system, I went to look at the Zoe. First impressions: very comfortable, bigger inside than you imagine and nice to drive. When you consider the price, spec and range it was hard to beat. Factor in the 0% finance over 5 years and the fuel savings and I was looking at a monthly cost of €245 over what I currently spend. That’s do-able I said as I shook hands and signed on the dotted line.So here I am, one week into ownership and extremely happy. I made the trip down to Mullingar today and showed it to my Dad who’s a sprightly 90 years old. Here’s a man who ploughed with horses, cut with scythes and saw steam engines in use. He wasn’t afraid to try to do things differently because there’s always room for improvement.“So it pulls power back into the battery when you slow down?” he said when I explained the screen showing regenerative braking. “I always thought cars should do that. It’s wasting energy otherwise”. He was ahead of his time.I wonder will my children look back and remember the day their dad made the plunge and brought them home in their first electric car.John L’Estrange is Dublin based and an enthusiastic supporter of electrical transport and renewable energies. He is not affiliated with or supported by any relevant industry and his regular job is focused on criminal justice. You can follow more of his journey by subscribing to @evmyfirst on twitter where he’s documenting his journey into EV ownership.#NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/XVWcjro95u— myfirstEV (@EvMyfirst) July 10, 2019More information about Irish Tech News and the Business ShowcaseFYI the ROI for you is => We now get over 1.5 million monthly views, and up to 900k monthly unique visitors, from over 160 countries. We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. Contact us, by email, twitter or whatever social media works for you.Homelast_img read more

Invitation to join the Agritourism Experiences Talanoa 2728 February 2019 Nadi Fiji

Invitation to join the Agritourism Experiences Talanoa 2728 February 2019 Nadi Fiji

first_imgThe Pacific Agribusiness Research in Development Initiative (PARDI2) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), alongside the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) and the Pacific Island Farmers Organisation Network (PIFON), invite you to attend an AgriTourism Experiences Talanoa.  The event will be held at Tokatoka Resort, Nadi, Fiji from 27 – 28 February 2019.Targeted at established and emerging agribusinesses and agritourism operators the talanoa will bring together tourism industry experts, policy makers, business advisers, researchers to discuss current market trends, opportunities and challenges to developing agritourism experiences in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu.  It will provide practical advice and support for agribusinesses interested in developing agritourism products and identify research and support that is needed for new operators to enter the market and existing ones to expand and grow their revenue streams from tourism.  The event will include expert speakers, panel discussions, group activities and networking opportunities.Further information is available here and we’d be very grateful if you could register attendees online at this link.The post Invitation to join the Agritourism Experiences Talanoa 27-28 February 2019, Nadi Fiji appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more

Workshop addresses digital gap in tourism sector

Workshop addresses digital gap in tourism sector


Air Vanuatu Reviewing Interim Findings of Investigation Into Flight 241

Air Vanuatu Reviewing Interim Findings of Investigation Into Flight 241


EBRD scheme to help small businesses

EBRD scheme to help small businesses

first_imgThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the ministry of energy on Tuesday launched an Advice for Small Businesses Facility in Cyprus.According to an EBRD press release, over the next three years, the ASB Facility in Cyprus will provide over 160 local enterprises with access to professional expertise to grow their businesses through advisory projects with local consultants and international advisers, alongside mentoring, coaching and training courses.The facility is supported by €2.15m in funding from the European Regional Development Fund.“Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can help diversify the economy and put Cyprus back on a path of solid growth,” the bank said. “The island has a large number of vibrant SMEs that would benefit from better availability of long-term funding and working capital as well also from assistance in strengthening their efforts in marketing and product innovation.”Energy Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis said “this is the first time Cypriot authorities are helping SMEs in the country access advisory services benefiting from the EBRD’s know-how”.The minister urged local SMEs to apply and “take advantage of this know-how in order for them to open up new markets, introduce new production lines, save energy and meet their overall targets”.Libor Krkoska, head of the EBRD resident office, said that the bank is very pleased to be launching this programme with the government, adding that the facility will build on the successful experience so far in Cyprus, serving to strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs, enhance their export capacity, increase the use of – and improve the quality of – local business advisory services and promote inclusion.“The SME sector in Cyprus has considerable potential and this is a significant step in introducing the right know-how to take those businesses further,” he said.The EBRD has been helping SMEs access advisory services for more than 20 years, committing over €400m of donor funds to assist nearly 20,000 enterprises across all of its countries of operations.Over 77 per cent of the companies that benefited have experienced an increase in their turnover and productivity; results for job creation and access to external finance have also been very positive, the press release concludes.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Research Best Compact SUV CarYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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Democratic base is “bat-crap crazy” Here’s a complete transcript of the interview CRUZ: Mark I’m pretty sure that’s the first time we’ve ever walked out to dance music (LAUGHTER) LEVIN: Well I did think about holding hands but… (LAUGHTER) … I didn’t think that would come off right (LAUGHTER) Well it is my honor to be here with Senator Cruz We’re going to have a short discussion about the Constitution How many of you support the Constitution (APPLAUSE) So we’re not at the DNC event here that’s obvious (LAUGHTER) Senator Cruz… CRUZ: I think the smell would be somewhat different LEVIN: Yes (LAUGHTER) He means pot of course (LAUGHTER) Study ambiguity or something right (LAUGHTER) You’re one of the leading constitutionalists not just in the Senate but in the country And one of the problems we have in this country today is so much of what we do is not within the constitutional construct You have introduced an amendment to the Constitution to place term limits on members of Congress (APPLAUSE) So tell us why you did it and tell us about your amendment CRUZ: Well Mark I think it’s one of the first and biggest steps we can take to actually drain the swamp (APPLAUSE) You look across this country people are fed up with Washington This election was the American people saying enough already with the corruption in Washington and it’s both parties Its Democrats and Republicans who have been here too long who’ve become captured by this city and — and if you look at — President Trump campaigned on draining the swamp on term limits You look at congressional leaders We’ve got majorities in both Houses I think we ought to demonstrate that we heard the voters bring up term limits pass it and send it to the states for ratification And what’s amazing is the support for this it cuts across in this polarized time you get super majorities of Republicans or Democrats of Independents who all say throw the bums out and we ought to listen (APPLAUSE) LEVIN: Now it takes time to get these sorts of things passed because you’ve got to develop support among the American people and so forth So what should the people in this room and across the country do Because obviously you have an entrenched ruling class and they’re not going to say yeah let me vote myself out So what do we do We put pressure on them How should we handle this CRUZ: Look hold us accountable There is an incredible power the men and women in this room the men and women of CPAC the grassroots have the ability to get people’s attention to hold our elected officials accountable — hold every one of us accountable The message that I am conveying to President Trump to the Cabinet to leaders in both Houses is real simple Let’s do what we promised Let’s deliver on the promises and if we do that we’ll win at the ballot box and if we don’t the people will hold us accountable for that too LEVIN: Let me ask you about the courts We saw what the 9th Circuit did or a panel of the 9th circuit on an executive order that once the executive order was modified really it was even a controversial executive order from a constitutional point of view and then you have three judges who did what they did The other day we had the 4th Circuit basically tear the guts out of the Second Amendment… CRUZ: Yup LEVIN: … reject the Heller decision in the Supreme Court So the Gorsuch nomination’s important How do we get our hands around all this CRUZ: Well you’re right You look at judicial activism and those are two great examples the 9th Circuit and the 4th Circuit decision in recent weeks If you look at the 9th Circuit it’s based in California its long been the most liberal Court of Appeals in the country If you look at the decision of the 9th Circuit and the decision of the California District Court — actually the Washington District Court that struck down that enjoined the president’s order both decisions are utterly lawless You know the reason the Constitution gives judges life tenure is so they can be independent of political pressures and follow the law I’ve read the District Court decision I’ve read the Court of Appeals decision they don’t even cite the controlling federal law By statute Congress has given the president the authority to suspend immigration — any class of immigration if he deems it in the national interest Now any judge that was actually being a judge would begin with a statue would look to the precedence would interpret it — they don’t even mention the statute They just say we don’t like this policy and there engaged in legislation You take the 4th Circuit decision upholding Maryland’s laws on so-called assault weapons and large capacity magazines The 4th Circuit used to the most conservative court in the country I started my career as a law clerk of the 4th Circuit and it was 20 years ago the 4th Circuit was tremendous — it was dedicated to protecting our constitutional rights The 4th Circuit now they invented this new test for the Second Amendment and here’s what their test said “The Second Amendment doesn’t protect a weapon if it would be useful in a military context” (LAUGHTER) This test isn’t just sort of questionable it isn’t just a little bit out there it is nuts (APPLAUSE) The Second Amendment was designed explicitly to protect weapons that would be useful in a military context (APPLAUSE) If we were living back in 1789 your musket would be really useful in a military conflict If you were called up to service they said bring your musket And indeed the First Congress passed a law You want to know the first gun control law in America First Congress passed a law mandating that all able-bodied men must own a musket (APPLAUSE) Under the… LEVIN: That’s an individual mandate we can live with CRUZ: There you go That’s — under the 4th Circuit’s test they say well gosh if it would be useful in a military context In the Second Amendment it’s not about hunting it’s not about target shooting it’s about protecting your home and your family and your life (APPLAUSE) So under the 4th Circuit’s test the only things that are protected are things that are not useful in a military context So apparently the Second Amendment protects feather dusters (LAUGHTER) You have a right to have a feather duster If anyone breaks in you can make sure they’re really clean as they’re robbing your house (LAUGHTER) This is lawless And it’s why after eight years of Obama there are few if anything more important than putting principled constitutionalists on the Supreme Court The Gorsuch nomination is important It matters And mark my words Judge Gorsuch will be confirmed (APPLAUSE) Let’s — let’s talk about separation of powers We have this massive administrative state this fourth branch of government within the executive branch The executive branch does more legislating than the legislative branch And they’re pushing out 3000 4000 laws regulations every year Isn’t there a law that Congress passed itself the REINS Act that empowers itself to do something about this Well that should be one of the singular priorities of this new Congress and of this new administration is reining in the out of control regulatory state The REINS Act would require Congress to approve any regulation that would have an impact of greater than $100 million on the economy Now you want to talk about a basic common sense step If the federal government is going to cost $100 million or more of your jobs going away at a minimum the people who are elected by the people ought to have to vote and say yes I support taking away your job; or no I don’t support taking away your job (APPLAUSE) And part of the regulatory state — you know what the framers understood was accountability I mean the Constitution is brilliant for accountability; for posing factions against each other to fight amongst themselves in government which protects our liberty But also in ensuring that decision-making is made by those who the people can hold accountable The regulatory state now lets politicians wipe their hands and say hey it’s not my fault It just came from these bureaucrats who work for nobody and are accountable to nobody And I will say one of the things that I have encouraged President Trump to do and I’m optimistic about this is to take on directly the regulatory state; to take it on to fire bureaucrats (APPLAUSE) And what I’ve encouraged President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions — and by the way let me just repeat that again: Attorney General Jeff Sessions (APPLAUSE) I just like making Chuck Schumer twitch (LAUGHTER) But what I have urged them to do is put together a sophisticated serious legal strategy to take on the regulatory state Now you’ll be sued You’ll end up in the Ninth Circuit You’ll end up with activist judges trying to protect the regulatory state But if you look at executive power — we saw eight years of Obama And what Obama did wrong with executive power is he tried to change the law He tried to ignore the law And under the Constitution Article I all legislative authority is vested in Congress CRUZ: And the president doesn’t have the authority to change the law or ignore the law and that’s what Obama tried to do But under Article II all executive power is vested in one president of the United States The regulatory state is Congress’s efforts to undermine the president’s authority And my hope is we will see a president use that constitutional authority to rein in the uncontrollable unelected bureaucrats and to rescind regulations I hope we see the Waters of the United States rule rescinded (APPLAUSE) And reining in the regulatory state would have a massive impact on economic freedom going forward (APPLAUSE) Let me — impeachment Impeachment is a constitutional function Yes the left keeps talking about impeachment I mean they were talking about impeachment before the inauguration (LAUGHTER) And you know I think impeaching Obama in January probably would have been a mistake (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) So would retroactive impeachment be unconstitutional (LAUGHTER) I don’t know but it would be fun (LAUGHTER) Let me ask you this question Do the Democrats understand they need to control the House of Representatives to impeach somebody (LAUGHTER) You know… (LAUGHTER) … the Democrats right now are living in an alternative universe (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) The week after the election I was back at the Capitol I was in an elevator at the Capitol with a well-known liberal Democrat who was simply staring ahead in this complete stupor (LAUGHTER) And that hasn’t changed (LAUGHTER) They all look like that They are in denial And they’re angry I mean you and I were talking backstage before this The anger on the left — I’ve never seen anything like it I mean they’re right now opposing everything Democrats in the Senate are filibustering absolutely everything This is the longest we’ve been The Cabinet is still not confirmed This is the longest we’ve been since George Washington without confirming a Cabinet They’re filibustering everything We voted a couple of weeks ago on approving the journal Now Mark I’m going to confess I have idea what the hell that is (LAUGHTER) I’ve never — I voted yes I hope yes was the right vote (LAUGHTER) Approving the journal is the most mundane procedural step It is always done by unanimous consent I didn’t know we did that until they objected to it and said no you’ve got to have a full Senate vote; everyone come down to approve the journal What that means if this continues and from the left their base — there’s a technical term for their base — Moscow (LAUGHTER) I was going a different direction which was bat-crap crazy (LAUGHTER) Right now Democratic senators are more scared of their base than they are of the voters Democrat — a liberal Democrat told me a couple of weeks ago said listen we’re afraid of being primaried The Democrats took as a lesson of this election that Hillary was too moderate (LAUGHTER) And so their lesson is they need more Bernie Sanders more Elizabeth Warren That’s where Senate Democrats are (BOOING) CRUZ: What that means is I think it is likely they will continue to oppose everything Now that means for us the answer can’t be OK then they shut down the Congress; they prevent us from doing anything So we need to look at tools that can get things done despite a Democratic filibuster And there are three main tools First is confirmation And by the way I’ll do this again many times Since January 20th I have raised a glass and toasted Harry Reid (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) Because Harry Reid employed the so-called nuclear option broke the Senate rules to change the Senate rules lowered the threshold for confirmation from 60 votes to 51 votes And it is a direct result of Harry Reid that we now have the most conservative Cabinet in decades (APPLAUSE) And so if I can be a little presumptuous Mark let me on behalf of CPAC thank Harry Reid… (LAUGHTER) … Harry Reid thank you for Attorney General Jeff Sessions (APPLAUSE) And also we should be thanking Harry Reid for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (APPLAUSE) For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (APPLAUSE) And very very soon I look forward to thanking Harry Reid for Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch (APPLAUSE) Should we thank Keith Ellison too (APPLAUSE) Who is likely to be the next — hold on — who is likely to be the next chairman of the DNC And I’m sure the vast majority of Americans given his background with Farrakhan will be very excited about that Shall we get behind him at CPAC What do you say (APPLAUSE) Listen I will commend the Democrats for one thing If they name Keith Ellison as the head of the DNC then I’ll commend them for truth in advertising (APPLAUSE) Let me ask you this question There’s a battle somewhat over Gorsuch But when there’s another vacancy yes how much nuttier can they get Because the next vacancy they’re going to say belongs to them And so you know we can only have so many people on the court who actually are faithful to the Constitution So what steps might they take Well listen this vacancy right now is defense We’re replacing Justice Scalia Both you and I know — knew Justice Scalia very well He was extraordinary He was one of a kind (APPLAUSE) By the way I have to tell a quick Scalia story just in honor of the great jurist which is in the early to mid-1980s then-Judge Antonin Scalia was on the DC Circuit The other prominent conservative was Robert Bork Reagan was in the White House Everyone knew one or the other either Scalia or Bork was likely to get the next vacancy They didn’t know who it was going to be And Scalia was walking through the parking lot at the DC Circuit He came to the elevator and there were two US marshals who stopped him and said “I’m sorry sir we’re holding this elevator for the attorney general of the United States” Scalia pushed past them (LAUGHTER) CRUZ: Stepped into the elevator pushed the button And as the door is closing he said “You tell Ed Meese Bob Bork doesn’t wait for anyone” (LAUGHTER) And in ’86 Reagan nominated Antonin Scalia (LAUGHTER) The Scalia seat is defense We’re not going to get any better than Justice Scalia The best we can do is preserve constitutional victories like upholding the Second Amendment like protecting religious liberty But we’re not going to get any better This summer I think we’ll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer (APPLAUSE) If that happens as much as the left is crazy now they will go full Armageddon meltdown Because the next vacancy is where we have the ability to get back and restore our basic constitutional protections And to give an indication of just how much impact common sense policies can have let me actually shift for a second as we wrap up from the Constitution to a basic priority enforcing the border So this week I was down at the border I was down at McAllen joined the Border Patrol did an air patrol up in the planes went — rode in a gun boat up and down the Rio Grande joined them on a midnight ride along as they were enforcing the border and — and let me break a little bit of news here You know what the Border Patrol told me in the Rio Grande Valley Sector That since Inauguration Day illegal crossings have dropped 50 percent (APPLAUSE) Now oddly enough you and I have not seen that on the six o’clock news Somehow reporters aren’t reporting it I asked them I said why is that Border Patrol agents said they didn’t know But they assumed it was because with the new administration they understood we’d have an administration that would finally finally finally enforce the laws (APPLAUSE) And I want to commend the men and women at CPAC As activists fighting for liberty fighting for the Constitution y’all are incredibly important You are incredibly important number one in shocking and terrifying the mainstream media (APPLAUSE) Which really should be done on a daily basis But also on holding us accountable We have the opportunity for this to be an historic Congress the most productive Congress in decades This year in 2017 we should repeal Obamacare… (APPLAUSE) … confirm a strong conservative to the Supreme Court… (APPLAUSE) … and pass fundamental tax reform ideally a flat tax (APPLAUSE) And let me add one more thing to that list We ought to pass the legislation that I’ve introduced with Lindsey Graham to defund the United Nations until they reverse their anti-Israel resolution (APPLAUSE) And if we do that — if we do that 2017 will be an historic milestone year And so what I’m encouraging President Trump and the Cabinet and congressional leaders to do is let’s keep our promises Let’s do what we said we would do and that’s what each and every one of you can hold all of us accountable for (APPLAUSE) LEVIN: We have to go It’s been a pleasure being with you Senator CRUZ: To the great one LEVIN: It’s a pleasure being with all of you God bless you (APPLAUSE) Contact us at editors@timecom N,上海龙凤论坛QI. 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