The trading day in Europe starts in the best possible way for crypto market followers. Bitcoin manages to break through the resistance upwards at $8400 and slides quickly past $8500. Altcoins joined this morning #39;s celebration led by the Ethereum who stands in front of the resistance at $150 after rising 4.4%, Litecoin up 7.3%, XRP 3.2% or DASH up 20%.
Last week, Kaylen Ward, who has since rebranded as ;The Naked Philanthropist,; tweeted a censored pic alongside a list of Australian charities, promising to send a nude selfie to anyone who could provide proof they had donated at least $10 to one of the approved programs. Though Ward told BuzzFeed News she initially only expected to raise ;maybe $1,000,; the tweet quickly went viral, and by Sunday, Ward had already raised an estimated $500,000.The public attention led to the deactivation of Ward ''s Instagram account over the weekend, with the platform alleging the model had posted sexually explicit content in violation of Instagram ''s community guidelines, although Ward claims she posted no such content.
Questions are being raised about the future of the Conference USA baseball tournament at Biloxi;s MGM Park, with rising costs reportedly among the challenges facing event organizers. This May will mark the fourth C USA baseball tournament at MGM Park, home of the Biloxi Shuckers (Class AA; Southern League), with the event booked and hosted by Tim Bennett of Overtime Sports. C USA is slated to return May 20 24 of this year, but a scheduling glitch created complications for the upcoming tournament, as the Shuckers ' schedule -which was released after dates for the C USA tournament were announced -called for them to play at home on the opening night of the tournament. Bennett, who is also an owner of the Shuckers, reportedly agreed to pay the team $27,500 to schedule a doubleheader the night before, preventing any scheduling or venue changes for the tournament.
Abuja Nigeria , Dec 29 (ANI): An affiliate of the Islamic State in Nigeria has said that it has executed 11 people in retaliation for the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Syria in October.A video was released on Thursday showing members of the Nigerian affiliate slashing the throats of 10 people and shooting an additional person. A voice over says the killing is a "message for Christians" and that all of those killed were Christian, New York Times reported.In the 56 second video seen by the New York Times, the prisoners were reportedly blindfolded all wearing orange tunics, kneeling on the ground, their captors standing behind in black balaclavas."A fighter in the middle lifts a handgun and shoots the prisoner in front of him in the head. The video then cuts to the fighters standing behind the other 10 prisoners. Holding each captive by the face or hair, the fighters slit their throats," reported The New York Times.Though the Islamic State or ISIS has lost all the territory it once held in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group remains a threat as its affiliates are operating freely in several countries including the Philippines, Afghanistan, Sinai and the Sahel.In Nigeria, the ISIS affiliate is known as Islamic State West Africa Province or ISWAP. It was formed after members of Boko Haram splintered away in 2016.According to the International Crisis Group, it has between 3,500 and 5,000 fighters.The latest video was released by a Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who often publishes information about the ISWAP and Boko Haram.The US has condemned the vicious attack. "We are appalled by the vicious ISIS West Africa attack targeting Christians in Nigeria," said Tibor Nagy, the State Department''s top Africa policy official.President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria said in a statement, "These barbaric killers don''t represent Islam and millions of other law abiding Muslims around the world." (ANI)
Top Gear s Freddie Flintoff is surprisingly cool as he s suspended from a 500ft dam in the first look of series 28, but we re absolutely petrified for him.
Marks and Spencer has come under fire for a puzzle which was on sale for Christmas.The British Isles 500 piece puzzle, which was 8 and reduced in the sale, has been slammed for "forgetting Wales is a country " and including it as part of England.
Marks and Spencer has been heavily criticised for selling a jigsaw of the British Isles that makes Wales look like a part of England.The 500 piece puzzle, which also shows a united Ireland, is on sale for 8 discounted on the retailer apos;s website for 4 and has infuriated many.
Following 95,000 non diabetic Chinese over 40 years old, doctors from Ruijin Hospital found that about 6,500 were diagnosed with diabetes and they had investigated the reasons. About 24.4 percent had diabetes due to insulin resistance, 12.4 percent due to pancreatic cell dysfunction while the rest had problems with both.
InLink Limited operated a network of nearly 500 Wi Fi kiosks around the UK, predominantly in London. These offered free USB charging, complimentary phone calls to domestic mobiles and landlines, and local information via a touchscreen display. They also included large video displays, which showcased advertising 24 7.BT hasn t disclosed how much it paid for the InLink estate. In a release, the firm said it will work with Global (formerly PrimeSight) to handle advertising sales, while former co owner Intersection will manage the technical aspects of the kiosks.
According to a report by PTI, Arunvir Singh, CEO YEIDA said, "A thousand hectare land was allotted to Jaypee Sports Limited, an affiliate of Jaypee group, in YEIDA''s special economic zone. Jaypee Sports Limited has been defaulting on payments to YEIDA and not completing projects promised to buyers.Singh added that the embattled business group has defaulted payment of over #8377; 500 crore. The Jaypee group has sub leased plots to 11 builders on the allocated land and had taken about #8377; 2000 crore separately from home buyers in 10 projects but not delivered it. In light of the violation of lease deeds, the board decided to cancel the allotment of the land. However, the authorities are working to save the interests of the home buyers and third parties involved that had invested in the projects in this land parcel.
Key point: For the time being, the MLRS still provides an effective rocket system for U.S. armored units. On February 24, 1991, the ground phase of Operation Desert Storm began. Over the next four days, the soldiers of an international coalition, formed to eject the Iraqi army of Saddam Hussein from the neighboring nation of Kuwait, carried out a whirlwind offensive that quickly overwhelmed their foe. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers were taken prisoner. Many of them, arms thrust upward in a sign of surrender, said one thing when they were taken into custody: No more steel rain. For weeks before the ground attack, these men had been systematically pummeled by the entire range of weaponry available to their opponents B 52 bombing strikes, air attacks using tons of precision smart weapons, plus many more thousands of tons of traditional unguided bombs and rockets. Added to this was the close air support of fighter bomber aircraft and attack helicopters. Artillery barrages dropped down on them by the dozens and hundreds, adding yet another level to the pounding they received. The cries of no more steel rain applied to none of these, however. Instead, it was the nickname of a deadly new artillery weapon seeing its debut in combat: the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS. Batteries of these weapons had been deployed to the Gulf with U.S. and British forces, who used them to blanket their target areas with hundreds of rockets releasing thousands of explosive submunitions, or bomblets, that devastated armored vehicles, trucks, equipment, and men. Volleys of rockets pounded the hapless Iraqi troops and paved the way for the sweeping infantry and armor assaults that followed. The MLRS proved itself alongside such other late Cold War weapons as the M1 Abrams tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and AH64 Apache helicopter. Like these weapons, the MLRS had its origins in the 1970s development programs of the post Vietnam era. The MLRS Concept Takes Shape During the late 1960s and early 1970s, America s involvement in the Vietnam War drew most of the focus away from the traditional enemies of the time, the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies. As the United States gradually withdrew from the conflict in Asia, its attention once again returned to Eastern Europe, and the U.S. Army was not happy encountering the Russians new claws. The Soviets had taken advantage of America s distraction to build up its conventional forces to unprecedented levels. The Warsaw Pact now sat across the Iron Curtain with tens of thousands of new tanks, armored vehicles, cannons, and rocket artillery pieces. Artillery had always weighed heavily in Soviet planning, and they now had new, longer ranged cannons than most comparable American weapons. The disparity in rocket artillery was even more one sided. Soviet tactics used barrages of thousands of rockets fired from truck mounted multiple rocket launchers (MRLs) such as the BM 21. American artillery was only scantily supplied with rocket launchers, many of them left over from World War II. With some exceptions, U.S. planners heavily favored cannon artillery, primarily for its relative accuracy. Rockets at that time were considered area fire weapons; that is, they were fired en masse at an area of ground where the enemy was thought to be, rather than at a point target such as a bunker or trenchline. Existing rockets simply were not accurate enough for such pinpoint work, although they packed quite a punch and tended to have a terrifying psychological effect on the enemy. The Soviets were willing to saturate a target area with rockets, figuring that some, at least, would find their mark. For American artillerists, weaned on the concepts of accuracy and economy of expenditure in ammunition, large scale use of indiscriminate rockets simply was not palatable. A number of occurrences changed that mindset. In 1973, the Arab Israeli War broke out. Attrition rates in that conflict were far higher than expected, greater than any possible rate of replacement for lost armor and aircraft. One of the more effective Israeli tactics had been to hit enemy Surface to Air Missile (SAM) sites with MRLs. The American military establishment noted this. It also noted that in the event of war in Europe, NATO would have to fight outnumbered against a well equipped enemy in intense, destructive combat. After long debate, the U.S. Army finally wrote a requirement for a new rocket launcher in March 1974, calling it the GSRS, or General Support Rocket System. It would be used to engage enemy air defenses and for counterbattery fire, neutralizing opposing artillery. The new launcher would have long range and massive firepower, freeing the cannon units to provide close support to the infantry and armor. Several NATO allies, including the United Kingdom, France, and West Germany, were consulted and agreed to collaborate on the project. Since the Europeans already had looked at a similar system independently, their name was adopted, changing GSRS to MLRS. Design and Development Actual development began in September 1977, undertaken by the Boeing and Vought Aerospace companies, which beat out three other competitors for the contract. Development continued into the 1980s and eventually became the highest priority for the Field Artillery School, which considered it the Army s most spectacular new weapons system. After initial testing proved successful, the MLRS was adopted, with the first production models, designated M270, arriving at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, in August 1982. The first operational battery of M270s was formed in March 1983, and the new unit was sent to West Germany the following September. These batteries were composed of three platoons of three launchers each, a total of nine launchers per battery. By 1987, 25 such batteries were in service. The basic M270 was a self propelled armored vehicle that mated two main subcomponents: the Launcher Loader Module (LLM) containing the rocket pods and the hardware needed to load and unload them and the carrier vehicle, essentially an enlarged version of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle chassis. The vehicle was not quite 23 feet long, 9.5 feet wide, and 8.5 feet high. It weighed 52,990 pounds ready for combat. The three man crew sat in a cab above the engine compartment. This cab was armored to protect against small arms fire and artillery fragments. The engine was a Cummins 8 cylinder diesel developing 500 horsepower for a top speed of 40 miles per hour and a range of 483 kilometers. Directly behind the cab was the LLM, which carried two pods of six rockets each, one next to the other. For firing, the LLM raised and rotated to point to the vehicle s side. It could fire single rockets or any number up to its full load of 12 within 60 seconds. The crew consisted of a crew chief, gunner, and driver. The crew chief commanded the vehicle, oversaw firing operations, and performed checks of the other two crewmen. The gunner operated a firing panel to aim and fire the rockets at selected targets. The M270 s computer calculated the data for the rocket s direction of fire, point of impact, and range; these calculations were based on information received digitally via radio or entered manually by the gunner. The driver operated the M270 and performed maintenance. The heart and purpose of the M270 were its munitions. The basic rocket was the M26, with a range of 32 kilometers. It carried 644 grenade sized submunitions. A single M270 could blanket a 600 square meter area with 7,728 bomblets, devastating to men, material, and light vehicles, with a limited effect on armored vehicles. One battery of MLRS firing a complete volley of 108 rockets had the equivalent firepower of 33 battalions of cannon artillery. These rockets were packaged in pods of six rounds each. Rockets were only part of the picture, however. The M270 also fired the M39 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) missile, each launcher carrying two missiles in place of the normal 12 rockets. The ATACMS carried 950 bomblets and had a range of 165 kilometers, giving MLRS the ability to range deep in enemy territory, hitting command posts, logistics depots, air defenses, and assembly areas for advancing units. ATACMS started development in 1985 and was rushed into service for Desert Storm. The MLRS Doctrine The doctrine for the use of MLRS sought to take advantage of its mobility and firepower. To avoid the expected Soviet counterbattery fire, M270s would spread out individually and hide themselves until needed for a mission. The launcher would then move to a firing position, launch its rockets, and immediately move away, hopefully before the Soviets could calculate the launch point using radar and fire on it. The M270 crew would then proceed to a reloading point, load fresh rocket pods, and move to a completely new hiding position near a different firing point. This would prevent the enemy from destroying the valuable launchers as they poured volley after volley into the advancing Soviet armored hordes. Fortunately for all concerned, such combat never happened before the Cold War came to an end. Instead, the MLRS would be called upon in the deserts of the Middle East. When the Iraqi Army conquered Kuwait in 1990, hundreds of thousands of American troops were sent to Saudi Arabia, first to defend against further Iraqi aggression and then to free Kuwait from its occupiers. They took with them 89 MLRS launchers. The baptism of fire for the M270 came on January 17, 1991. That day, Battery A of the 6th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery was traveling west on a highway called Tapline Road, en route to an assembly area. At 1620 hours, an order came to fire its ATACMS missiles at SAM sites that posed a danger to planned B 52 air strikes. Although it took several hours to coordinate clear airspace for the missile s trajectories, at 0042 on January 18, two missiles roared from their launchers, destroying both SAM sites. Battery A fired six more missiles that day targeting more of the Iraqi air defense network. 1 2 Next View the discussion thread. copy; Copyright 2019 Center for the National Interest All Rights Reserved
Motorola is delaying the launch of the foldable Razr smartphone in North America, saying demand for the $1,500 device has outstripped its supply predictions.The handset, announced in November, was supposed to become available for pre order in December and begin shipping to customers in January. "Motorola has decided to adjust Razr''s presale and launch timing to better meet consumer demand," the Lenovo Group Ltd. unit said Friday in a statement. "We are working to determine the appropriate quantity and schedule to ensure that more consumers have access to Razr at launch."
Realme is hosting a winter sale on Realme.com and Flipkart, wherein it is offering price cuts of varied phones like December 23. The Realme C2, Realme 5 Pro, Realme 3i, and Realme X will see price cuts ranging from Rs. 500 to Rs. 2,000. Realme X2 will also go on sale every day at 12pm (noon) IST during the sale period, and the company is offering 10 percent instant discount on ICICI Bank credit card (max up to Rs. 1,500) and no cost EMI up to six months on the purchase. The winter sale has already started, and will end on December 23. Once this sale ends, Realme X2 Pro Master Edition will go on sale soon after, for the first time. The phone will go on sale at 8:55pm IST on December 24 until 11:59pm IST on December 25.As mentioned, the Realme X2 Pro Master Edition will go on sale for the first time starting December 24 at 8.55pm IST. Realme X2 Pro Master Edition fashioned by Naoto Fukasawa has launched in India in Red Brick and Concrete finishes. These variants come only in 12GB RAM 256GB storage options, and are priced at Rs. 34,999. The phone will be made available all throughout December 25 as well. The Realme X2 phone will go on sale from 12pm (noon) IST from December 21 to December 23, and it will come with offers like 10 percent instant discount on ICICI Bank credit card (max up to Rs 1,500) and no cost EMI up to 6 months. The Realme X2 starts at Rs. 16,999 for its base 4GB RAM 64GB storage variant in India, while the 6GB RAM 128GB storage configuration will set buyers back by Rs. 18,999. The top end 8GB RAM 128GB storage variant of Realme''s latest phone carries a price tag of Rs. 19,999.
The 83 year old became head of the Catholic Church in 2013, following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI ndash; a controversial move and the first of its kind in more than 500 years. However, a source close to the Pope claimed in 2013 that he would only serve for seven more years, stating he would follow in the footsteps of his predecessor as resign in 2020, treading the path for an ancient prophecy to be fulfilled. Journalist Austen Ivereigh is the former Director for Public Affairs of the previous Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor and works closely with the Vatican.He said in 2013: ”I don ''t think there ''s ever been any doubt that he will resign in 2020.
And. . . stop Put down your pencils, class. The test is over. We have made it through another year. Well, okay, we have almost made it through most of this year. But with just two weeks left, now is the time to wrap it all up and revisit the biggest IBM i stories to make news in the year that was 2019.IBM jacked up the prices on IBM Lab Services engagements by more than 10 percent. Whereas it used to cost $3,125 per day to have the benefit of an IBM expert working on your Power Systems, it now costs $3,500 per day. That s quite a bit money to spend for one person for a day. But in light of the considerable abilities these Lab Services folks bring to the table in areas like Db2 Mirror, AI, performance optimization, and security, it could very well be worth it.
There are a few different technologies that have been grafted onto the OS 400 and IBM i platform from the outside that are just architected differently from and run somewhat counter to the integrated nature of that platform, and all of them are involved, in one way or another, with managing logical partitions on the Power Systems platform and all of them make IBM i shops cranky.They are, in no certain order: the PowerVM hypervisor, the Hardware Management Console (HMC), the Virtual I O Server (VIOS), the PowerVC variant of OpenStack that is native to Power Systems, and external disk arrays, usually of the Storwize V5000 or V7000 SAN variety but sometimes the DS8000 SAN series. In one way or another, once customers get to a certain size and complexity when it comes to logical partitions on their IBM i machines, they have to wrestle with these things on anywhere from an occasional to a daily basis. And it is a lot.
ICTV BRANDS INC (OTCMKTS:ICTV) had a decrease of 11.9% in short interest. ICTV;s SI was 3,700 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 11.9% from 4,200 shares previously. With 25,100 avg volume, 0 days are for ICTV BRANDS INC (OTCMKTS:ICTV);s short sellers to cover ICTV;s short positions. It closed at $0.0036 lastly. It is down 0.00% since December 7, 2018 and is . It has by 0.00% the S #038;P500.Gaia, Inc. (GAIA) formed double bottom with $7.76 target or 8.00% below today ''s $8.43 share price. Gaia, Inc. (GAIA) has $155.00M valuation. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $8.43. About 56,309 shares traded. Gaia, Inc. (NASDAQ:GAIA) has declined 68.15% since December 7, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 68.15% the S #038;P500. Some Historical GAIA News: 22 03 2018 - Gaia Sees $35 Million in Gross Proceeds From Offering; 01 05 2018 - Trilobites: Gaia ''s Map of 1.3 Billion Stars Makes for a Milky Way in a Bottle; 06 03 2018 - Gaia Herbs Debuts Mood Uplift to Promote Emotional and Mental Wellbeing; 19 04 2018 - DJ Gaia Inc Class A, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (GAIA); 17 05 2018 - Of A Kind: Gaia Repossi ''s Japanese Bud Vases, Illustrated; 14 05 2018 - Ariel Investments LLC Exits Position in Gaia; 09 05 2018 - Gaia at B. Riley FBR Institutional Investor Conference May 23; 14 05 2018 - Adirondack Research #038; Management Exits Position in Gaia; 22 03 2018 - Gaia Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Class a Common Stk; 05 03 2018 Gaia to Participate in the 30th Annual ROTH Conference on March 12 13, 2018
According to the Phnom Penh Post, farmers from the Sa ang district s Kandal province claimed that the price of bok choy had dropped to 500 riel per kilogramme, while cauliflower was only 1,500 riel per piece.Two weeks ago however, bok choy was selling for 1,200 riel per kilogramme, while cauliflower was going for 3,000 to 4,000 riel per piece.