President Vladimir Putin has marked the fifth anniversary of what Moscow considers the day Crimea became part of Russia by visiting Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula, as NATO, the United States, and the European Union again condemned what they called the "illegal " land grab. On March 18, 2014, Putin signed a treaty that Moscow claims made Ukraine's Crimea region part of Russia, after Russian forces seized control of the peninsula and organized a referendum that was not recognized by the international community. Ukraine and the West have slammed Russia's move as an "illegal " annexation, leading to sanctions against Russian individuals and entities. The annexation of Crimea and Russia's role in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have been fighting against Russia backed separatists since April 2014, sent ties between Moscow and the West plunging to post Cold War lows. The conflict in eastern Ukraine has left around 13,000 people dead, some 30,000 injured, and uprooted well over 1 million Ukrainian citizens, according to UN and Ukrainian officials. In Washington, Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy for Ukraine, called the fifth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Crimea a "sad day. " "This is an illegal occupation, an illegal seizure of territory, and we fundamentally stand behind Ukraine in insisting that its territorial integrity be restored, " Volker told journalists. In a statement, NATO described the annexation of Crimea as "a serious breach of international law and a major challenge to Euro Atlantic security. " The Western military alliance's North Atlantic Council criticized Russia's "ongoing and wide ranging military build up " in Crimea, and raised concerns over its "efforts and stated plans for further military build up " in the Black Sea region. The allies also accused the "Russian de facto authorities in illegally annexed Crimea " of carrying out human rights abuses against "Ukrainians, the Crimean Tatars, and members of other local communities, " including "extrajudicial killings, abductions, enforced disappearances, violence, arbitrary detentions, arrest, and torture. "They said that there would be no return to "business as usual " with Moscow until there was a "a clear, constructive change in Russia's actions. "
Erdman died Saturday, according to film historian Alan K. Rode, who shared a photo of the actor with the caption reading, "Goodbye pal. Dick Erdman 1925 2019. " The actor 's reps did not immediately respond to requests for confirmation.
Wizz Air (WIZZ.L), the largest low cost airline in central and eastern Europe, reported an 18% year on year surge in passenger numbers in December early on Thursday, extending a trend seen in earlier months of 2018. The increase in traffic came as the carrier announced 14 new routes to and from the UK, Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania in December, according to a hellip; Accent Group Limited (AX1.AX) have climbed 28.19% higher over the course of the past quarter revealing positive directional momentum for the stock. In taking a look at recent performance, we can see that shares have moved 5.08% over the past week, 0.32% over the past 4 weeks, 9.32% over the past half year and 16.93% over the past full year. Stock market investors may hellip;
According to a report by Cheddar, Snap will announce a new mobile gaming platform codenamed Project Cognac . The company will announce this feature on April 4 at a Los Angeles summit for content and developer partners. The new platform will be integrated seamlessly into Snapchat and should feature a number of third party games designed to work specifically within the app.We are not sure what sort of games will be included in that platform. However, the company does appear to be developing some in house offerings. Snap is said to be working with gaming giant Tencent on some exclusive titles and it also acquired gaming studio Prettygreat last year. Some of the famous games of that studio are Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.
Wizz Air (WIZZ.L), the largest low cost airline in central and eastern Europe, reported an 18% year on year surge in passenger numbers in December early on Thursday, extending a trend seen in earlier months of 2018. The increase in traffic came as the carrier announced 14 new routes to and from the UK, Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania in December, according to a hellip; In reviewing some key ratios and quant data for CI Financial Corp (TSX:CIX), we note that the mother of all ratios (Return on Equity) stands at 0.431778 for the firm. ROE reveals what percentage of each investment dollar is returned as a profit. Used in conjunction with a variety of other ratios, this indicator is a very important tool for hellip;
Get ready to fill your schedule with 432 glorious minutes of Game of Thrones this spring. HBO has announced the full schedule for the upcoming final season including air dates and estimated run times for the six remaining episodes so now you can figure out the window of time you need to keep totally clear down to the minute.Season 8, as we know, premieres on Sunday, April 14, and it will debut new episodes each week for the following six weeks. The series finale will be on Sunday, May 19.
One of the central Game of the Thrones questions that needs to be answered in season eight is who will sit on the Iron Throne after all of the wars are over. After eight seasons of teasing viewers with options ranging from Daenerys to Jon Snow to Gendry, someone decent has to finally earn that uncomfortable chair, right? Well, maybe not. The looming threat of the Night King combined with the possibility of a fiery battle between the Mother of Dragons and Cersei could mean that the Iron Throne will be destroyed in battle. There's an equally strong possibility that whoever inherits it next will do away with the throne because of what it symbolizes. While that could be frustrating for fans, eliminating that divisive symbol of power could be the best thing to ever happen to the Seven Kingdoms. The Iron Throne is a monstrous thing. According to A Wiki of Ice and Fire, Aegon I Targaryen, the first king of Westeros, had the throne made out of the swords of his enemies. Since then, it's been the central seat of power in the Seven Kingdoms and it has inspired far too many wars as the Targaryens, Baratheons, and others battled for the right to claim it.
Loughlin is not expected to return to Netflix;s Fuller House, on which she reprised her role of Aunt Becky from her days on the original Full House sitcom, according to reports from Deadline and TVLine.Her departure would not impact production as Fuller House has not yet begun filming its fifth and final season. Loughlin also is a recurring guest star and not a series regular.
This heartbreaking photo shows the last moments of Zero the dog s life after he heroically saved his family from a gunman, even after being shot.The Martinez family was hosting a 13 year old s birthday party in Houston, Texas on Saturday when a teenage boy, Javian Castenada, showed up with a gun and began shooting, according to Laura Martinez.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email Print iphone Send Text Message The U.K.;s Crufts Dog Show is one of the largest dog shows in the world, attracting canines from all across the globe dogs like Kratu.Kratu is a rescue dog from Romania who was saved from "absolutely terrible conditions, " according to Crufts, by animal charity Wood Green. You would never guess Kratu has a dark past by looking at his beaming, eager face.
The Denmark international will see his current deal expire next summer, though, and Real Madrid continue to be strongly linked with a swoop for the playmaker.According to the Daily Mail, Spurs have accepted that Eriksen is likely to move on at the end of the season, but the London club will be active in the market as they chase a number of signings.
The report, published by the Austrian antivirus testing company AV Comparatives, is the result of a grueling testing process that took place in January of this year and during which the organization;s staff examined 250 Android antivirus apps available on the Google Play Store.The results of the report are absurd: the antivirus apps are detected as malware and highlight the current situation of the Android antivirus sector, where the real IT security providers would be very few.
While many people believe that an antivirus app is nowadays as essential on mobile devices as on desktops in the past, a new report has claimed that a large number of antivirus and anti malware apps on Android are just ineffective or unreliable. The report, which has been published by Austrian antivirus testing company AV Comparatives, highlights that of 250 antivirus apps surveyed, only 80 were found to detect over 30 percent of the 2,000 malicious apps threw at them during individual tests. However, most of them were also had relatively high false alarm rates.According to the detailed report, the team at AV Comparatives chose 138 vendors that are offering popular antivirus apps on Google Play. The list of vendors includes most popular names, such as Avast, AVG, BitDefender, Cheetah Mobile, DU Master, ESET, Falcon Security Lab, F Secure, Google Play Protect, MalwareBytes, McAfee, Symantec, and VSAR among others.
Users experienced problems with access to social networks on 13 March, with some unable to log into their accounts for 10 hours. During this period, PornHub traffic witnessed an uptick. Immediately after the failure began, the number of visitors to the site increased by 11 per cent, and after a few hours, the figure reached 19 per cent.A massive outage on Facebook and Instagram made users switch their attention to porn, according to PornHub web traffic stats.
Google has finally released an update for its Gboard app on iOS, which brings the translation support to the keyboard app. Translate support has been present in the Android counterpart of the app for over two years now. With the latest update, iPhone and iPad users will be able to translate to and from over 100 languages as they type. The updated Gboard app is now available in Apple's App Store and offers a number of other features that are not available in the stock Apple keyboard, including glide typing.As per a changelog shared on App Store, the users can now translate between all the languages supported by Google Translate right inside the Gboard for iOS app. According to Google Translate website, it supports a total of 103 languages. Apart from the instant translation support, there are no other changes in the latest version of Gboard.
by Ivan Mehta mdash; in Apps WhatsApp s had a difficult battle against fake news last year. Now, it s testing a new weapon in this fight a reverse image search button. According to a report by WABetaInfo, a beta version of WhatsApp s Android app has a new feature to search an image directly from the chat.
You have received a suspicious image in one of those chat groups on WhatsApp. You doubt the authenticity of the image but don't know how to check it. WhatsApp is going to arm you with a new feature called "search image". This will enable the user to verify any received image on the messaging platform by uploading it directly to Google. The feature is not available yet for the public. According to WABetaInfo, the Facebook owned messaging application is currently testing this new feature on WhatsApp Beta build for Android.
The SLS is a super heavy lift rocket based loosely on the Space Shuttle and capable of sending payloads anyplace in the solar system. NASA planned the SLS as the primary launch vehicle for Orion, a crew capsule designed to take astronauts beyond low Earth orbit for the first time in decades. However, the agency is now considering an Orion launch without the SLS to keep things on schedule. NASA has struggled through several delays. NASA initially wanted to get the SLS in the air by late 2017 at a cost of $5 7 billion. However, the vehicle still isn t ready for launch, and the price has already ballooned to $11.9 billion according to an October 2018 report. That report also pointed the finger at contractor Boeing for much of the trouble, citing problems like an 18 month delay on command and control software.
According to a release from the Pittsburg Police Department, Gavin P. Wood, 22, was arrested on allegations he molested a 5 year old child and a 6 year old child.The allegations stem from incidents reported in January of this year.
Tumblr has rolled out its default ;Safe Mode; setting which filters #8216;sensitive; images - from real life genitalia to NSFW artistic depictions - and as a result, has seen traffic drop by 150 million in a three month period.Between December 2018 and February 2019, traffic fell from 521 million visits to 369 million visits, according to the analytics website SimilarWeb. In December, Tumblr vowed to remove photos, videos, or GIFs that show real life human genitals or female presenting nipples, and any content including photos, videos, GIFs and illustrations that depict sex acts from the site completely. In a press release, Tumblr added that written content such as erotica, nudity related to political or newsworthy speech, and nudity found in art, such as sculptures and illustrations will be allowed on the social media site.