first_imgThe cause of the Halibut Cove outage was due to a tree on the power line which dislodged the pole due to the continued flooding in the area. HEA crews were not able to access this area via helicopter on Sunday due to the complicated terrain. Restoration updates will be posted on HEA’s Facebook page as current information becomes available. Operation crews are in the process of gathering equipment, and began working to restore power in small sections at a time.center_img At 3:48pm, last night, HEA updated the status on the outage saying it will continue through tonight (Monday) and possibly into tomorrow, Tuesday, July 10. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享135 members in the Halibut Cove area have been without power since Sunday, July 8, according to Homer Electric Association.last_img read more

first_imgAyushmann Khurrana in Article 15PR HandoutAfter powerful performances in films like Andhadhun and Badhai Ho! Ayushmann Khurrana is back and how! Khurrana’s path-breaking act in Article 15, which makes you uncomfortable by showing the rigid and unjust caste system in the country, can certainly be called his career-best so far. However, with the pace with which he is choosing films, there’s no denying the fact that he is establishing himself as both commercially successful and critically acclaimed.PlotPolice officer Ayan Ranjan (Ayushmann Khurrana) comes to Lalgaon in UP to solve a case where two young girls were raped and murdered and hung from a tree for Rs 3.StarcastAyushmann Khurrana plays the role of police officer Ayan Ranjan. Manoj Pahwa plays the role of officer Brahmadutt, Kumud Mishra of officer Jaatav and Ashish Verma as officer Mayank.BO predictionJust like the other movies of Ayushmann Khurrana the film is expected to do good business. However, it not being a commercial masala film might hinder it from smashing box-office records.Celebs reviewHansal Mehta: Saw #Article15 again. It is essential viewing both as a fantastic film-making and as an important story of our times. The film is atmospheric, riveting and very well acted. दोबारा बधाई @anubhavsinha @ayushmannk and the entire team.Basharat Peer: Congratulations @anubhavsinha!! #Article 15 is a brave and brilliant film with some of the most searing images of recent times!Taapsee Pannu: बातें बहुत हुई काम शुरू करें क्या ??❤️❤️ #Article15Can’t possibly write names of all people involved coz of the limited space here and each n everyone deserves a mention so will just end with May Your Tribe GrowSwara Bhasker: Stellar choice of film @ayushmannk ♥️ Impactful performances by everyone! #AyushmannKhurrana #ManojPahwa #KumudMishra @Ashishsverma @sayanigupta #RonjiniChakraborty & everyone else in this talented cast. Kudos to you all! Thank you for making this film. #Article15 is a MUST WATCHStunned, inspired & in a stupor after watching #Article15 It’s the BRAVEST mainstream Hindi film of this decade. Kudos @anubhavsinha sir @sirfgaurav Finally commercial #Bollywood has a defining film on #caste that says it like it is & more!! Kudos also to @ZeeStudios_ for makingMukesh Chhabra CSA: Once again @ayushmannk amazing choice of film. #Article15 well done , Honesty ,simplicity proud of you pappi tu banti haiGurmeet Choudhary: Ab tho definitely faraq padega! @ayushmannk and @anubhavsinha take a bow #Article15 a mindful film with a powerful message!!Congratulations and Good luck to the entire caste and crewAbhimanyu Dassani: Go watch #Article15 !Fab slow paced hard hitting truth.@ayushmannk choice & performance are brilliant! @sayanigupta doesn’t even need dialogues to shine!#IshaTalwar is like the subconscious always present.Special mention-Background score.Definitely a movie to be seen!last_img read more

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comHundreds of Howard University students are participating in a sit-in for the fifth straight day after last week’s report that approximately $1 million in financial aid funds had been misappropriated, causing a national scandal, Black Twitter uproar, and the Internet’s gift- memes of the alleged student embezzler, Tyrone Hankerson Jr.Led by the student group, HU Resist, the student activists have occupied the Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Administration Building and presented the administration with a list of demands.  The list of demands include, an end to “unsubstantiated tuition hikes”, actively fighting “rape culture” on campus, more housing accommodations for students looking to live in gentrifying D.C. neighborhoods, the “immediate resignation” of Wayne A.I. Frederick, the school’s president, and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees.Howard University students hold a press conference about the protest in the Administration building. (Photo by Edgar Brookins for the AFRO)The students are using Twitter as a mobilizing force and are regularly updating their page in order to ask for support, such as financial, food, and sleeping bags, and keep followers abreast of their work and progress.After protesting through the weekend and Easter holiday, the group’s April 2 tweet, asked for help with food supplies.“Thank you to everyone that has provided support and food.  We are in need of hot food for lunch.  We need vegan/ vegetarian options as well.  Please dm [direct message] us if you’re willing to help.”Even in their requests for support, the student group is even giving back to the community.“Yesterday we continued our Food Pantry and donated some of our excess food to homeless members of the community. We managed to feed about 500 people,” the organization wrote.According to The Root, Veritas1867, the person who originally posted the now deleted Medium article that anonymously leaked the financial aid scandal and named Hankerson as one of the main culprits, said that the student protestors are “just getting started”.“The alumni and the board want to make this about numbers but this is really about people, and about how they’ve been abused,” Veritas told The Root on Sunday.Veritas, who prefers the pronoun “they” called Howard’s president “a bully who intimidates people. He’s done that to faculty he’s done that to students for years. And he has gotten away with it. The reason this thing has gone on for so long is that people were afraid of him, but this time we’re not afraid.”Vertias said, “Chase,” the student informant who provided what they called proof of the financial aid scandal, is experiencing intimidation from Howard’s community after his name was leaked through various social media sources.“They want to humiliate him and silence him,” says Veritas. “And sadly, it’s working. He’s in a whole other state, he doesn’t want to talk to press. He’s not at ease,” they said.Veritas said they and HU Resist are now standing in solidarity with Chase and other struggling students.““It’s time for new leadership. Alumni and the administration think this is about financial aid but the truth is that [Frederick] has created a culture at the university where people don’t hold people accountable,” Veritas said.The students met with the administration on Sunday and at least one of their demands, extending the housing application deadline to May 1, was met.“We have no plans to leave until our demands are met,” they said.last_img read more

first_imgBy Micha Green, AFRO Washington, D.C. Editor, mgreen@afro.comA man, now identified as 23-year-old Jerome Robinson of Southeast, D.C., was shot several times on the Suitland Parkway on the morning of Oct. 23 and later died at a hospital just after 10 a.m.According to WTOP, police responded to the area of Suitland Parkway and Silver Hill Road after a reported shooting around 9:30 a.m.Jerome Robinson, 23, was killed on the Suitland Parkway on Oct. 23.NBC4 Washington reported that witnesses heard about 20 gunshots.  One source said the weapon used to shoot the victim was an AK-47 assault rifle.“I seen some guy shooting,” an unnamed woman told News4. “They were in the car. He was sitting in the passenger’s window and he was just shooting a machine gun.”Another source said that Robinson himself had a gun.U.S. Park Police Sgt. James Dingledien said it’s possible the shooting might have begun with an incident that involved people in two separate vehicles, NBC4 Washington reported.Police said Robinson got out of his car and ran across the Suitland Parkway, where he was ultimately shot from the other vehicle.Other cars were also hit during the shooting; no one else was hurt.last_img read more

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina-based telco BH Telecom has extended its relationship with security specialist Verimatrix. BH Telecom has now deployed Vertimatrix’s Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for Internet TV to secure the revenues for its Moja TV service.The solutions is integrated with the Beenius interactive TV platform for secure delivery to a range of devices, including set top boxes, PCs, Macs, iOS and Android devices.Moja TV gives subscribers access to more than 130 channels, as well as video-on-demand (VoD) and video recording capabilities. Beenius is the systems integrator for the project and Oracle, Harmonic, Edgeware, and HP are also part of the vendor ecosystem.last_img read more

first_imgNetflix and Amazon Prime Video will withdraw from Russia due to new laws on OTT platform ownership, a leading analyst has predicted.The services will boost the Eastern European SVOD sector “considerably” by 2022, but not in Russia, according to Digital TV Research.Netflix is predicted to have 3.43 million by 2022, nearly triple its figure in 2016, while Amazon will have 1.12 million.However, this will not include Russian customers. A recent regulatory decree means foreign ownership of digital video platforms with more than 100,000 subscribers is limited to 20%, similar to rules for owning linear networks that has seen many broadcasters withdraw from the market.“We believe that this will force Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to abandon their standalone platforms,” said Digital TV Research principal analyst Simon Murray. “This is a major blow to their global ambitions.“Instead, they are likely to license their original content to a local platform. Amediateka already brands itself the ‘home of HBO’, so deals with other platforms are possible. Netflix has already done something similar in China with iQiyi.”Losing Russian revenues would be a significant blow, as similarly tough media regulations in China mean neither Netflix or Amazon has been able to launch standalone services there.Excluding the 6.8 million predicted SVOD subscribers in Russia, Netflix will control 35% of the regional market (21 territories) by 2022. Amazon will have a 12% share.Overall, across all territories (including Russia), Digital TV Research is predicting 16.5 million subscribers, which is more than four times the number recorded at the end of 2016.SVOD will become the region’s largest OTT revenue source by the end of this year, with the total hitting US$1.3 billion by 2022. In comparison, revenues came in at US$190 million (34% of total OTT revenues) at end-2016.Digital TV Research also predicted revenues from OTT television and movies will reach US$2.23 billion in 2022, quadruple to the US$552 million recorded in 2016. Russia will account for 46%, with Poland second at 19%.last_img read more