Andrew Lloyd Webber;s beloved musical is getting the Hollywood treatment, with Oscar winning director Tom Hooper at the helm.Swift, playing Bombalurina, heads an all star cast including Idris Elba, James Corden, Francesca Hayward, Dame Judi Dench and Jason Derulo.
Everyone s horrified after watching Cats trailer.Taylor Swift is starring in Cats Cats is a live action adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. It stars many known people like Hudson, Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Judi Dench, and the Royal Ballet 's Francesca Hayward. They all are cats. Not just healthy cats, but hybrids. They have human faces with cat fur. But why would that cause all the buzz among viewers? Because it is not all. The trailer dropped on Thursday has caused many people to go crazy, they are scared, horrified and perplexed. Many eyebrows were raised at the digital fur technology used.
FB Twitter ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email Print iphone Send Text Message Image zoom Herbert (left) and Marilyn Frances Delaigle WRDW Herbert and Marilyn Frances Delaigle, of Waynesboro, Georgia, were inseparable after their wedding day 71 years ago. On Friday, they died 12 hours apart.Herbert, 94, died at 2:20 a.m. and 88 year old Marilyn died at 2:20 p.m., according to WRDW. They leave behind six children, 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren, his obituary says.
But once in a while, a couple comes along who gives you hope that true love still exists.Such is the story of Herbert DeLaigle, 94, and Marilyn Frances DeLaigle, 88. The couple died just 12 hours apart on Friday after 71 years of marriage, according to CNN affiliate WRDW WAGT.
Enter Instagram;s newest feature: Restrict.There are already some options for dealing with bullies on the platform, like flagging content that will be sent to moderators for review. But in user research, Instagram has found that teenagers mdash; a demographic at high risk mdash; are reluctant to report or block peers who bully them. "They are often seen as very harsh options, " says Francesco Fogu, a designer who works on well being. Both can betray hurt feelings. And while blocking a bully essentially shuts down contact between two accounts, it also means that a user can no longer monitor what the bully is doing.
The twenty two collections that graced the runway offered a look into the concepts, designs and personality of some of menswear and womenswear 's rising names. After a series of intense deliberation from the jury, HERD la mandria by Tuscan native Francesco Malandrini was chosen as the Best Collection of 2019.
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Seventh-division Spanish soccer celebrations are just as odd as you might think. After winning on Saturday to earn promotion to the sixth tier of Spanish soccer, Esportiu Llanca decided to celebrate with a stripper in the locker room. Judging by the video, in which the team seems more embarrassed than anything, nobody ran the idea by the players first. Indeed, according to Diari de Girona, a local paper, some of their mothers were in the locker room at the time. The celebration was organized by Francesc Romero, the clubâ€™s secretary, who said not only were the players unaware, but nobody knew of his plan. Romero has since apologized to the town mayor and the team captains. â€œThe atmosphere was very festive, nobody went too far,â€ Romero said. â€œThere was cava [a white wine], laughter and joy, but (the stripper) made her spectacle calmly and when she finished, she dressed and left. Everything is normal.â€ Normal, of course, being relative. #SOCCER Â©AnyArticles
The film and television industry has produced rampant opportunities in Georgia s job market. The state tax rebate incentive (a hefty 30%, if you were wondering) is quite inviting for production companies, and the industry allows for thousands of jobs in the state. It was reported in 2018 that the state s film industry provided 92,000 jobs for individuals and brought in a whopping $9 billion from production. In terms of denouncing the bans, some individuals, such as Kristen Wiig and The Handmaid s Tale director Reed Morano, have decided to move their Georgia based projects elsewhere. Others have decided to take indirect measures, like actress Busy Phillips and her anti abortion ban ad campaign with the American Civil Liberties Union, or Titanic actress Frances Fisher and her efforts to picket at Atlanta City Hall with other local women in the film industry.
Taipei, May 8 (CNA) Google Inc.'s newest smartphones the Pixel 3a series went on sale in Taiwan Wednesday after the U.S. based tech giant unveiled the new phones in Google I O developer conference in San Francisco overnight.The lower cost Pixel 3a series was developed by Google's production team based in Taiwan after the company completed a deal in January 2018 to acquire Taiwan based HTC Corp.'s smartphone ODM assets for US$1.1 billion.Consumers in Taiwan are able to log on the online Google Store to place their orders in the two newest lower cost Pixel models the 5.6 inch Pixel 3a and 6 inch Pixel 3a XL with a starting price of NT$14,500 (US$459) and NT$17,100, respectively.According to Google, the phones boast new functions, such as navigation via augmented reality (AR) technology on Google Maps.With the assistance of the AR technology, pedestrians can see images of the roads on which they are walking instead of simply receiving instructions, which is expected to make it easier for them to find their way around.The series also has a time lapse photography function that allows users to capture an entire sunrise or sunset in a film lasting only a few seconds.The new phones are equipped with a 12.2 megapixel rear camera with an electronic image stabilization function, as well as an 8 megapixel front camera with an 84 degree field of view.In addition, the cameras also have the Google artificial intelligence function, while the phones have more efficient batteries, giving up to seven hours of use for a recharge time of 15 minutes, or up to 30 hours with a full recharge.The Pixel 3a is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery, while the Pixel 3a XL has a 3,700 mAh battery, according to Google.The new phones, which have 4GB of memory and storage of 64GB, are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 processor, Google said.After Google purchased HTC's smartphone ODM assets, about 2,000 HTC smartphone engineers have been working for the American firm to develop the Pixel series of phones.Google has plans to build its biggest research and development center in Taiwan. (By Jeffrey Wu and Frances Huang)Enditem JRatings
A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the QUT and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute was able to detect a new burst of the zika virus through the spread of Dengue Mosquito in the Queensland area. Due to the widespread of the mosquito, researchers focused on understanding the negative effect behind it. They were able to distinguish that the dengue mosquito was the primary cause of spread of Zika virus back in the day.The study was led by Dr. Francesca Frentiu, from QUT 's Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. He published his results in the PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal. To reach their findings, his team had to study the previously published article in the same journal by the name of Vector competence of Australian Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus for an epidemic strain of Zika virus .
Rafael Nadal seemed to have enjoyed every bit of his 6 3 6 4 6 2 win over US youngster Frances Tiafoe in the quarter finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. The Spaniard was at his brutal best as has been the case all through the tournament so far as he served 11 aces, won 84 per cent of the points on his first serve and consolidated his servicec games throughout to seal a semi final date with Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece.
Taipei, Oct. 22 (CNA) Taiwan based HTC Corp. said Monday that it has opened the first global flagship store for its Vive virtual reality headset in Shenzhen, China.The store will offer consumers a new VR experience through its retail network and give them a better understanding of VR technology as they try HTC devices and content on display, said HTC, a smartphone company that has been expanding into VR technology.After launching its first Vive headset in 2015, HTC went on to dominate the VR market in China in 2017, with the Vive taking an 82 percent share in the third quarter of the year.In August, HTC said it had teamed up with its global VR development partners such as McLaren Formula 1 Team, video game company Ubisoft Entertainment SA, and entertainment business giant Warner Bros. to take part in the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, also known as ChinaJoy, and to stage a VR gaming carnival there.In January, HTC unveiled its Vive Focus, a standalone virtual reality headset, at the Vive Developer Conference in Beijing.At a VR technology conference in Jiangxi Province last week, HTC introduced a Vive 6DoF Developer Kit that features "6 degrees of freedom," a type of technology that involves freedom of movement of a rigid body in three dimensional space.HTC has been stepping up its VR operations in a bid to offset its losses in the highly competitive smartphone market but has not yet managed to pull out of its losses.In September, HTC reported consolidated sales of about NT$1.26 billion, a decline of 80.71 percent from a year earlier and 9.58 percent from August.It was the company's lowest monthly sales since May 2003 and the third consecutive month that the figure remained under NT$2 billion.In the first nine months of this year, HTC's consolidated sales totaled NT$19.61 billion, a year on year decline of 57.72 percent. (By Jiang Ming yan and Frances Huang)Enditem pcRatings
On Tuesday morning, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced three winners for this year;s Nobel prize in Physics. As we mentioned in Data Sheet, one of those winners Donna Strickland of the University of Waterloo was the first woman to win the award in 55 years and only the third woman ever, following atomic modeler Maria Goeppert Mayer in 1963 and radiation research pioneer Marie Curie in 1903. As has also been widely reported, Strickland was also the only one of those three women who lacked a Wikipedia page prior to Tuesday.Back in March, someone tried to write a Wikipedia entry for one of the most important optical physicists on the planet, only to have their proposed entry rejected on May 23 by one of Wikipedia 's volunteer editing crew because the "submission is about a person not yet shown to meet notability guidelines. " That the draft entry cited four major scientific awards Strickland had won and her stint as president of the Optical Society seemingly went over the head of said editor. As Quartz pointed out, the sad story isn 't all that surprising, as only 17% of Wikipedia 's biographical articles are about women. Thankfully, yesterday 's female Nobel winner, chemist Frances Arnold of CalTech, was not among the overlooked she 's had a page since 2008.
Arnold, of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, is the fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel in the prize;s 117 year history and will take half the 9 million SEK (US$1 million) prize. Yesterday the Nobel committee awarded its third physics prize to a woman, Donna Strickland.Smith is retired from a career of biochemistry research at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and Winter is a biochemistry researcher at Cambridge University and the founder of several companies including one that commercialized inflammation drug Humira, based on his Nobel winning research. Humira 's sales last year were $18.4 billion.
Europe secured an emphatic victory to defeat the United States in the Ryder Cup.Thomas Bjorn's side enjoyed a superb Sunday in the singles, to post a 17.5 10.5 victory at Le Golf National.
Roars could he heard echoing across the back nine, with spectators surrounding empty greens, eagerly awaiting the players and joining in the cheers when holed putts were shown on big screens.Any suspicions that the spectators in France would be more interested in the star power of American Tiger Woods were misplaced, as the inspirational European pairing of Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood received partisan encouragement throughout their second straight win over Woods and Patrick Reed in the fourballs.
Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) Automatic teller machines (ATMs) around Taiwan crashed Saturday morning and were down for two hours, crippling inter bank transactions, the government sponsored Financial Information Service Co. (FISC) said.The problem occurred at around 7 a.m. due to an error in the information management system in the IBM mainframe, FISC spokesman Chen Chang hsiu ( ) said.The crash did not affect ATM withdrawals or deposits at the specific banks of the cardholders but halted the transfer of funds between banks via ATMs and online banking services, said the FISC , which is the central operator of such services.It said cards also could not be used at any ATM other than those of the bank by which they were issued.The FISC and IBM were able to fix the error and restore all ATM and online banking services by 9 a.m., Chen said.The problem was not caused by any virus or hacker attack but rather resulted from programming errors in the FISC's IBM mainframe, he said, adding that the FISC and IBM were still examining the systems.The effects on the banking sector were limited because the crash was on the weekend and occurred early in the morning, Chen said.The FISC is still trying to determine how many inter bank transactions failed during the two hour period, he said.According to the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC), there were 28,771 ATMs around Taiwan as of June.In that month, 73.27 million ATM transactions totaling NT$916.90 billion (US$29.77 billion) were carried out. (By Kou Hsin yi and Frances Huang)Enditem pcRatings
Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Taiwan based smartphone brand HTC Corp., which has intensified efforts in virtual reality technology development, announced Monday that it will attend the upcoming ChinaJoy 2018 in Shanghai to show its virtual reality inventions.HTC said it will team up with its global VR development partners, such as Formula One (F1) Team McLaren, video game publisher Ubisoft Entertainment SA, and entertainment business giant Warner Bros., to take part in ChinaJoy in a bid to build a VR gaming carnival in the Shanghai exhibition.The upcoming 16th annual ChinaJoy, or China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, scheduled to open Aug. 3 and run through Aug. 6, is the largest gaming and digital entertainment exhibition held in Asia.HTC, which is struggling with escalating competition in the global smartphone market, entered the VR business in 2015 with its first VR headset the Vive and launched global sales in April 2016, in an effort to diversify its product portfolio and increase sales.According to HTC, it is working with McLaren to launch the China chapter of the global McLaren Shadow Project at ChinaJoy, which will feature competition in VR gaming by integrating professional sports and VR technology.HTC said the winner in the McLaren Shadow Project at ChinaJoy will become part of the McLaren gaming development group and receive instruction from experts invited by the F1 team.In May, HTC and McLaren announced their partnership in a long term strategic alliance to develop VR products and VR and AR (augmented reality) content for more than 500 million F1 fans around the world.In the HTC pavilion at ChinaJoy, the Taiwanese firm said Ubisoft will display its latest shooting game Space Junkies which will support HTC's Vive Pro, an upgraded version of the Vive, while Warner will allow visitors to experience the "Rise of the Gunters" and "Battle for the OASIA" games.HTC said ChinaJoy visitors to its VR pavilion will be able to play an upgraded version of the Vive Focus, a standalone VR headset unveiled in China in November 2017, as well as an integration of the Vive Focus and its smartphones.Although HTC is trying hard to penetrate the global VR market, sales generated by these efforts are only a small fraction of its total revenue, and the company is still under pressure amid rising competition, not only in the high end smartphone market but also in the mid range segment.In June, HTC posted NT$2.23 billion (US$72.88) in consolidated sales, down 67.64 percent from last year. The June figure was also down 8.97 percent from the previous month.It was the fifth consecutive month in which HTC had failed to generate monthly revenue of less than NT$3 billion. (By Jiang Ming yan and Frances Huang)Enditem JRatings
Taipei, July 28 (CNA) Taiwan based smartphone brand HTC Corp. is likely to start selling its next generation mid range phone the HTC U12 Life soon, with plans to launch the new model in August, according to tech website Android Authority.The report posted on the website earlier this week came after Darren Chen ( ), head of HTC Taiwan, said last week that the company will continue to launch new models in the third quarter of this year to boost sales, despite the smartphone brand announcing on July 2 plans to cut about a quarter of its global workforce by the end of September."The HTC U11 Life launched last December with Android Oreo, but as we're seeing these promo materials now, it could mean that the U12 Life would be launched a little earlier, and potentially with the final version of Android P (which will probably arrive next month)," the website said.Android Oreo and Android P are two of Google's operating systems.Android Authority said the upcoming mid range model will be powered by Qualcomm Inc.'s octa core Snapdragon 636 processor and equipped with a six inch full screen along with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB internal storage plus microSD support.The new phone will also have a 13 megapixel front facing camera with flash and beauty mode, Android authority added. The report said the new phone will have a dual rear camera setup with 16 megapixel and 5 megapixel sensors, and possibly an "Edge Sense" function that allows users to squeeze the phone to activate features such as the camera, Facebook, or other apps.In addition, the U12 Life will adopt the "liquid surface" design of the smartphone vendor's flagship U series, which enables the model to reflect light differently.Android Authority said the U12 Life will also be powered by a 3,600 mAh battery, while the new model is expected to have a fingerprint scanner.Market insiders said the U12 Life is expected to carry a price tag of about NT$10,000 (US$327) so the model aims to take on competition from other mid range models such as Xiaomi's Hongmi Note 5 and Nokia 6.1 Plus, which are sold at a similar price.HTC launched its latest flagship model: the HTC U12 in May but the company is still struggling with rising competition in the global smartphone market.In June, HTC posted NT$2.23 billion in consolidated sales, down 67.64 percent from last year. The June figure was also down 8.97 percent from the previous month.It was the fifth consecutive month HTC has failed to generate monthly revenue of more than NT$3 billion.In the first quarter, HTC posted a net profit of NT$21.1 billion, compared with a net loss of NT$9.8 billion in the quarter before that, with earnings per share of NT$25.70.However, the first quarter results, which ended 11 consecutive quarters of losses, were boosted by a deal in which the company sold its smartphone ODM assets to Google last year.In 2017, HTC incurred a net loss of NT$16.91 billion and a loss per share of NT$20.58, the highest since it listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange in March 2002. (By Jiang Ming yan and Frances Huang)Enditem AWRatings