first_imgThe new class of two dozen MacArthur Fellows announced yesterday includes 13 scientists whose interests span a range of disciplines.The 5-year $625,000 prize, up from $500,000, recognizes those “who are working to improve the human condition and to preserve and sustain our natural and cultural heritage,” said Cecilia Conrad, vice president of the program, which is run by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 2013 class adds to the roster of 873 individuals recognized since 1981.This year’s list includes these researchers:Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Phil Baran, 36, an organic chemist at Scripps Research Institute;C. Kevin Boyce, 39, a paleobotanist at Stanford University;Colin Camerer, 53, a behavioral economist at the California Institute of Technology;Angela Duckworth, 43, a research psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania;Craig Fennie, 40, a materials scientist at Cornell University;Carl Haber, 54, an audio preservationist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;Dina Katabi, 42, a computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;Julie Livingston, 46, an anthropologist at Rutgers University;David Lobell, 34, an agricultural ecologist at Stanford University;Susan Murphy, 55, a statistician at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;Sheila Nirenberg, a neuroscientist at the Weill Cornell Medical College;Ana Maria Rey, 36, an atomic physicist at the University of Colorado, Boulder;Sara Seager, 42, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.last_img read more

first_imgJeff Horn. INQUIRER PHOTO/ROY LUARCABRISBANE, Australia—If trainer Glenn Rushton’s grand description of  Jeff Horn turns out to be true, then Manny Pacquiao is in for a brutal tussle on July 2.A punishing 10-week training camp, according to Rushton, has turned Horn into a fighting machine. Somebody with “hands like steel, body like granite,” and with “the strength of an ox.”ADVERTISEMENT With both Pacquiao and Horn wielding a heavy hand, said there’s a good chance of a stoppage late in the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rushton said he’s hoping that Pacquiao will bring his A-game into the “Battle of Brisbane” at the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium because Horn will definitely be at his best form ever.After studying hundreds of tapes of Pacquiao’s previous fights, especially against the likes of Ricky Hatton, Oscar dela Hoya and Juan Manuel Marquez, Rushton has meticulously crafted a secret 10-point plan against Pacquiao.Rushton said if Horn will be able to follow the plan to the letter, and be on his toes every second of the 12-round bout, the former school teacher will be able to hurdle Pacquiao and shock the world.Rushton liked Pacquiao-Horn to a collision between an unstoppable force (Pacquiao) and an immovable object (Horn).And with Horn in terrific shape, Horn promises a much better fight than Pacquiao versus Jessie Vargas, Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley and Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Horn to take leaf out of Marquez book vs Pacquiao WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READcenter_img What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rushton, a self-made millionaire and mixed martial arts expert, also said during Horn’s media workout at the gym inside his mansion, that he hasn’t seen anybody really hurt Horn in the ring.Not even during his amateur days where Horn represented Australia in both the World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd not in the pro ranks, where Horn holds a 16-0-1 record with 11 knockouts.In addition, Rushton swears that Horn has the will and the heart to give trouble to anybody, including Pacquiao. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

first_imgEditor’s Note: This video contains graphic content. View at your own risk.A little reminder… Your Brain has no muscles to protect it.. Keep your head safe all the time. Avoid getting hit on your thinking machine The South African bodybuilding magazine Muscle Evolution, meanwhile, extended its sympathies for the family of the deceased and said the bodybuilding community was “shocked and saddened” by his unfortunate passing.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:WATCH: Enraged body builder slaps judge after losing contestSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next According to the New York Post, the South-Africa native tried to perform a back flip but failed to rotate enough mid-jump and landed on his head, breaking his neck in the process.The harrowing accident was caught on film, showing the muscle-clad athlete hyping the crowd and encouraging spectators to cheer him on.Instead of loud cheers, the arena fell into utter silence after Thabete failed and lay motionless on the canvas.Several officials came to his aid and rushed him to the hospital, where he passed away due to head trauma.Adding insult to injury, Thabete’s clip went viral and was mocked online, before the severity of his injury was announced to the public.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Bato has high regard for PNP chief’s character, willing to “bet his neck” for him02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Mega Builders force rubber match for PVL men’s crown NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelocenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View comments — Renzo_Gracie_BJJ (@RenzoGracieBJJ) August 9, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAthletes from different sports are known to play to the crowd from time to time, but one bodybuilder paid the ultimate price after trying to show off for the audience.Sifiso Lungelo Thabete passed away after suffering injuries from a botched backflip attempt during a body building tourney. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

first_img Ride Out the Apocalypse With the 1,000-Horsepower Rezvani Tank X SUV Editors’ Recommendations A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing How to Netflix and Chill: Mastering the Invite, Finding the Best Shows, and More I tapped impatiently on the steering wheel with a sigh as I surveyed the gorgeous desert scenery around me.I was idling on the side of the road in a brand-spanking-new muscle car, stuck in a conference call. I had mistakenly scheduled it at the same time I was supposed to be speeding through the mountains outside Palm Springs, California in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible.Voices crackled through the speakers of the bright red drop-top, sounding almost otherworldly, after being transferred through multiple speakerphone systems, across a continent, and into the Corvette’s infotainment system.“Nick, does that sound alright to you?” Micah, my Editor in Chief, asked.“Yeah, that’s great. Hey, do you guys mind if I drive a bit? I’m running behind schedule.”“OK that’s fine,” Micah said.I pushed the seven-speed manual into first and gunned it. Quickly, the roar of the 6.2-liter LT1 V8 drowned out the echo-y tones and murmurs of the conference call.Turn after glorious turn, as I raced into the mountains, I could see the cell signal icon on the Chevrolet MyLink screen, that was Bluetoothed to my phone, drop precipitously.I paused for a moment, as I saw the last bar of signal flicker on screen and then die out. The “Lost Call” warning jumped up on screen.I let off the accelerator. “I could get in trouble for missing out on this call,” I thought. Right then, my iPhone reverted back to the iPod function and AC/DC’s “It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘N’ Roll)” began blasting.“Ehhh what do I do here, turn around and re-join the call … or gun it?”I punched the accelerator, dropped the clutch and drifted the Stingray up the mountain.The sound of the all 455 fiery horsepowers being churned out inside the cylinders of the LT1 V8 is a miraculous and overwhelming thing, especially in a convertible. You feel a party to the combustion process, creating hydrocarbons simply for your auditory pleasure.“Worth it!” I yelled as I passed 100 mph on the windy mountain pass.This moment is one that will live with me forever. A brand-new, red-on-red, American convertible muscle car, a high-power V8, a manual transmission, rock ’n’ roll pouring from the speakers, and nothing but blue skies and windy, perfectly paved roads ahead of me.It was heavenly.All the bitsThe C7 Corvette Stingray, as you might well know by now, is the most radical change in the Corvette lineage, perhaps ever. It has an all-new aluminum structure, lightweight body panels made not just from composites but also from carbon fiber.The Stingray Coupe and Convertible were designed side-by-side from the outset. The design team wanted to ensure that the visual cleanness of the Coupe wasn’t lost in translation into drop-top form. Accordingly, every bodyline was considered for both forms, ensuring both were striking without compromise.In fact, Chevrolet engineers brag that the Stingray Convertible is stiffer than the McLaren MP4-12C Spider. They admit, though, that McLaren might measure things differently. By Chevy’s metrics, though, the Stingray is more rigid than the McLaren.The body structure isn’t the only new, lightweight bit. Chevrolet opted for the simple-but-lightweight pushrod V8, rather than a heavier, more modern V8 with four overhead camshafts. With direct injection, variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation, the Stingray produces 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque but also 17 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.Backing up that rumbly V8 is either a rev-matching seven-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic with paddle shifters.This, mind you, is the standard Stingray. Opt for the Z51 sport package, and the specs get even more impressive. With a sport exhaust, horsepower is pushed up to 460 and torque up to 465. The engine lubrication system is upgraded to a dry-sump unit. Chevy also fits a differential and transmission coolers, and an electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential. Special brakes, wheels, and tires are also added. Then Chevy finishes the Z51 Stingray off with an aerodynamics package to improve downforce and road grip.The Z51 will go like lighting to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, complete a quarter-mile run in 12 seconds, reaching 119 mph, achieve 1.03g in cornering, and come to a slamming stop in 107 feet.For when you’re on the road and not feeling like a boy-racer, the Driver Mode Selector allows for customization of the driving characteristics with the turn of a knob. It has five settings: Weather, Eco, Tour, Sport and Track. In Tour, for example, settings are softer making for a more comfortable ride. Sport mode ramps up acceleration and vehicle responsiveness. And Eco is, well, more ‘eco.’Of the packages and options, I most preferred the sport exhaust and the Magnetic Ride Control suspension. The standard suspension is OK. But if you’re going to drive with any sort of conviction, the Magnetic Ride Control is a must. As for the sport exhaust, it lets you hear what’s really going on underneath that long, shapely hood.Inside the ‘RayAfter “It’s a Long Way to the Top” looped for the third time, I switched off the stereo and just enjoyed the sound of the wind whipping by and the guttural sounds of the sport exhaust.The Stingray Convertible I drove first was a standard unit. No special suspension, no Z51 package, just red-on-red. I let off the throttle a bit and took a moment to study the interior.For the first time, the Corvette feels like a modern car, like a car someone under 75 years old would actually want to own. The digital instrument cluster has more settings and themes than I care to list here. The eight-inch MyLink infotainment touch-screen responds easily and quickly to all commands. Chevy also cleverly designed a storage cubby behind the MyLink screen, accessible by lowering the display.Just like on the Jaguar F-TYPE, the dash line that starts over the instrument cluster runs over the infotainment screen and drops down to the right of the center stack, creating a handle for the passenger to grab during a frightening situation.Materials, fit and finish, and overall quality of the Stingray Coupe and Convertible are light years ahead of their predecessors. The seats are comfortable and supportive but thankfully no longer like a pair of recliners.Corvette designers used real carbon fiber and real aluminum throughout the interior. The Stingray interior isn’t just nice by Chevrolet standards; it’s nice on European supercar standards.On the roadCresting the boulder-covered desert mountain range and coming back down the other side, I decided to get back into the throttle.Turning into a corner, the standard suspension is firm enough to keep you feeling planted and confident at virtually any speed. Over rough bits of road, though, it also has enough give, enough cushion, to smooth out roadway imperfections.It’s very keen mix between soft touring car suited for an old man and a modern-day road racer. Like I said before, I do prefer the Magnetic Ride Control suspension upgrade. But if you’re not going to track your ‘Vette, you’ll find the normal setup pleasurable.Blazing down the mountain, I was driving very sportily indeed. I never felt, though, like I was at either my or the Stingray’s edge. I was throttling hard and braking harder. Eventually, as I wound my way down into the valley, I began to smell brakes.“It’s a new car,” I thought, “it only has 700 miles. The brakes probably aren’t broken in yet.”As the mountain wound down, though, the brakes became more and more squishy. I let off them a bit more, using the seven-speed to slow the car, hoping to cool the brakes enough.Suddenly, I came to a sharp left-hander. I came in hot and had to stab the brakes. Nothing. I pushed harder. Nothing. I stood on them and the car did nothing.The right rear wheel went into the dirt and gravel on the outside of the road and my heart fluttered as the Stingray drifted toward the 1,000-foot drop-off. “Here we go, I’m going to lose her,” I thought. I gritted my teeth and turned harder.Luckily, I made the corner. I’ll give credit not to my own bravery but to the stiff new aluminum chassis.This hair-raising moment, too, will live in my consciousness for the rest of my life. I really do feel that I was inches away from wrecking the Stingray Convertible, seemingly to no fault of my own.If you follow this site at all, you’ll know I’ve driven many high-performance cars in much more rigorous conditions. I still don’t feel I was expecting more from the Stingray than I should. I don’t feel I rode the brakes too long. I think that hill, that road, and those speeds, were more than the standard Corvette could handle.Back at the hotel, I asked the chief designer of the Stingray, Kirk Bennion, about it. “It’s plausible,” he admitted. “The regular Stingray doesn’t have the brake cooling vents that the Z51 does. You could have overworked the brakes coming down that mountain.”Almost thereIn retrospect, I find it amusing that I had one of the most heartening driving experiences of my life behind the wheel of the Stingray and, no more than 30 minutes later, had one of the most frightening.While I would have rather not had a near-death experience, it helps put the new American muscle car into some perspective.The more I learn about the time, technology, and care that went into creating the Stingray, the more in awe of it I become. For the last 40 years, the Corvette has been a weird old man’s car. A car for when your cholesterol and bank account exceed the six-digit mark. This new one is different, though.The Stingray is packed with high-tech wizardry that rivals Germany’s finest. It’s been sculpted with care and a keen eye that puts the English to shame, too. And it can go toe-to-toe with the Italians on the back roads – at least in Z51 form. Sure, it’s not perfect. But it’s the closest thing to perfection that Chevrolet has ever created.Most importantly of all, though, it’s a car that a young man like me would be proud – and not in any way embarrassed – to own. If I were to get one, though, I’d make sure to get the Z51 package with the brakes and the extra cooling flaps. ‘Cause, boy, if you’re like me, you’re going to need ‘em.center_img Icons of America: Taking a Corvette Road Trip Along Route 66 1. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 2. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 3. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 4. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 5. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 6. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 7. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 8. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 9. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 10. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 11. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 12. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Z51 13. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 14. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 15. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 16. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible The All-New 2020 Corvette Stingray Is a Mid-Engine Supercar for the Everyman last_img read more

first_img Jamaica has the highest mortality rate for prostate cancer in the world September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month under the theme: ‘Don’t Procrastinate, Check Your Prostate’ Story Highlights The JCS is urging Jamaican men over 40 years, to get their prostate screening checks done With the increase in the number of men being diagnosed with prostate cancer locally, the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) is urging Jamaican men over 40 years, to get their prostate screening checks done annually, in order to facilitate early detection and treatment if diagnosed.The appeal comes as the society marks September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month under the theme:  ‘Don’t Procrastinate, Check Your Prostate’.Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Wednesday, August 28, at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Executive Director of the JCS, Yulit Gordon, said “there is absolutely no denying that prostate cancer poses a public health risk to Jamaica and this is primarily so, because it continues to be the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among our Jamaican adult males.”Ms. Gordon informed that the alarming fact remains that Jamaica has the highest mortality rate for prostate cancer in the world. This, she said, is of grave concern to the JCS, whose mission is to control and to prevent the various types of cancers.Recent statistics from the Jamaica Cancer Registry at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) indicate that the incidence of prostate cancer in Kingston and St. Andrew alone, is 78.1 out of every 100,000 men. Only 688 screenings were done by the JCS in 2012.Ms. Gordon said that it is imperative that Jamaican men conduct annual screenings so that early detection can be facilitated, and corrective measures employed.JCS will effect a sustained focus on public education during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, in an effort to heighten awareness of prostate cancer, its symptoms and risk factors. Ms. Gordon said that the Society is hoping that with increased education, more males will be encouraged to get their screenings done annually.“Once you are armed with the right information, you now have an opportunity to make wise decisions as it relates to safeguarding your health,” Ms. Gordon noted, pointing out that “early detection has been proven to save lives.”In an effort to encourage men to get their prostate checked, the Executive Director informed that males, who visit the JCS for screenings in September will benefit from a five per cent discount. The cost for screenings is $2000, and all major health cards are accepted.During the month, two symposiums will be held to provide timely and updated information about prostate cancer, to the public and the medical fraternity.The first will be held on Sunday, September 8 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston, commencing at 8:30 a.m., while the second will take place at the Wexford Hotel in Montego Bay on Sunday, September 29, starting at 9:00 a.m.September 12 will be commemorated as Prostate Cancer Awareness Day, with a special function at the JCS’ headquarters at 16 Lady Musgrave Road.For more information, persons can call the JCS at 927-4265.last_img read more

first_imgNEW DELHI: Delhi Police arrested an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with the Border Security Force (BSF) for allegedly stealing a woman’s handbag containing ornaments worth Rs 15 lakh at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. The accused identified as Naresh Kumar is a resident of Haryana.According to the police, the incident took place on Tuesday when the woman along with her husband were at the airport to board a flight to Srinagar. After completing her boarding formalities, she took a seat and kept her handbag under the liner chair. A few minutes later, the woman realised that her handbag containing jewellery was missing after which she approached the police. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Kumar was nabbed with the help of CCTV footage in which he was seen taking away the handbag of the woman,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport), Sanjay Bhatia said. Stolen gold and diamond jewellery worth Rs 15 lakh was recovered from him, the officer said. The accused was at the IGI airport to board a flight to Bagdogra. The police said a medical examination has confirmed that Kumar was under the influence of alcohol and stole the handbag to make easy money.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: A security staff at the SSKM Hopsital was allegedly assaulted by family members of a patient on Thursday morning.Later, two accused persons were arrested andwere produced at the Bankshall Court, one of them was granted bail and the main accused has been remanded to judicial custody. According to sources, on Thursday morning a patient identified as Narayan Chandra Bagchi from Howrah was brought to SSKM Hospital in critical condition. After reaching the emergency ward, security staff were asked to provide a trolley. It is alleged that the security person took a lot of time to bring the trolley whereas security person claimed that he brought the trolley within 2-3 minutes. Due this, one of the relatives of Bagchi allegedly slapped the security person on his ear. He ear started bleeding. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe police personnel from SSKM Police Out Post intervened and detained two persons. Soon, police from Bhowanipore police station reached the hospital and arrested the duo. Later, they were produced at the Bankshall Court and the person who had allegedly slapped the security person has been remanded to judicial custody. According to police, as per the instruction from senior officials, a case in non-bailable section has been initiated. Approximately a month ago, situation turned worse after relatives of a patient assaulted junior doctors at NRS Medical College and Hospital, which triggered a massive protest by the doctors across the state. After several days of impasse in the medical sector, due to cease-work by the doctors, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee intervened and managed to bring the situation under control. She had met a team of doctors and heard their demands. Later, Banerjee instructed police to increase security and asked the Commissioner of Police Kolkata, Anuj Sharma to appoint a nodal officer for security in the city hospitals. She had also instructed police to take stringent action and lodge cases in non-bailable sections against the accused persons who were involved in assaulting hospital staff and other employees.last_img read more

first_imgSix stories in the news for Tuesday, May 8———N.B. FLOODING STARTING TO STABILIZEFloodwaters are expected to stabilize in New Brunswick although water levels remain high. Geoffrey Downey of the Emergency Measures Organization said water levels in Fredericton has not been below 8.0 metres — or 1.5 metres above flood stage — for 10 days, but is expected to drop to 7.3 by Wednesday. The Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton remains closed.———PUSH ON TO COMPLETE NAFTA TALKSThe NAFTA countries have started what could be a final chance for an agreement this year. Mexico delivered a counter-proposal on autos yesterday in its first meeting of the round with the U.S. That meeting ran slightly overtime and delayed the first Canada-U.S. session until this morning. If an agreement doesn’t happen soon, some feel it won’t happen this year at all. Mexico and the U.S. will soon both be immersed in national election campaigns through most of 2018.———SENTENCING HEARING FOR SASK. SCHOOL SHOOTERA sentencing hearing is scheduled today for a young man who killed four people and injured seven others in shootings at a home and a school in northern Saskatchewan in January 2016. The shooter killed two teenage brothers, a teacher and a teacher’s aide in La Loche, Sask. A judge ruled in February that the young man, who is now 20, will be sentenced as an adult.———ONTARIO LEADERS SQUARE OFF IN FIRST DEBATEThe leaders of Ontario’s three main political parties squared off last night in the first debate ahead of the June 7 provincial election. Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne and NDP Leader Andrea Horwath spent much of their time targeting PC Leader Doug Ford, who leads in most polls. Wynne and Horwath accused Ford of being disingenuous by promising to cut four per cent from the budget without saying what services he would cut. Ford for his part said he would find efficiencies and show “respect for taxpayers.”———ORGAN DONATIONS CLIMB IN WAKE OF HUMBOLDT CRASHNearly 100,000 Canadians signed up to become organ donors after learning a victim of last month’s Humboldt Broncos bus crash had signed a donor card just weeks before the crash — and wound up saving six lives. According to Canadian Blood Services, there were 99,742 registrations in April alone, and that number only includes provinces that have online registration.———TORONTO RAPTORS SENT PACKINGAfter a stellar regular season, the Toronto Raptors were put to the sword yet again by Cleveland again last night. LeBron James and the Cavaliers had their way in a 128-93 blowout win to complete a four-game sweep in their NBA Eastern Conference semifinal. Toronto is now the first top seed to be swept prior to the conference finals since the NBA switched to a 16-team playoff format in 1984. The Cavs will face either Boston or Philadelphia in the next round.———ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY:— The National Energy Board resumes hearings in Merritt, B.C. into the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion.— Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale will appear at a Commons committee to testify on the federal firearms bill.— Companies reporting results today include George Weston, WestJet, Sleep Country, Valeant, Sun Life and Quebecor.— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets in Ottawa with Prince Albert II of Monaco.— OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will launch his union’s Ontario election platform.— The Fraser Institute will release a report titled “The Cost of Pipeline Constraints in Canada.”— Manitoba Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen will make an announcement about addictions.— A Manitoba legislature committee holds hearings on bills including one to restrict the consumption of pot in public places.last_img read more

first_imgGas Emergency 24-Hour Service:  1-800-663-1173 If you are contacting Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (PNG) about a concern with your natural gas services, such as gas odor or an emergency involving natural gas, please do not e-mail us, please use the phone number listed above.If you smell that rotten egg, sulphur smell of natural gas, or hear the flow of escaping gas, here is what you should do:Leave the building immediately; leaving the door open and any windows that may already be open.Don’t smoke, light matches or operate electrical switches including your cell or telephone, or create any source of ignition.Turn your gas off at the meter, if you know how.Use a nearby phone to call the PNG 24-hour emergency line at 1-800-663-1173, or 911, or the fire department emergency number.Other Contacts Residents of the Old Fort have expressed anger over gas just being turned off.  Many are asking why gas was only turned off today and not when the evacuation happened.A spokesperson with Pacific Northern Gas says the gas was turned off on Wednesday due to safety concerns of the Regional District.  The spokesperson said the Regional District had expressed concerns that some residents were entering the evacuation area and trying to re-light their gas equipment.The gas should only be off for the day and PNG will help residents get their homes back online.Here is the full statement from the PRRD website:PNG has isolated the gas service in the Old Fort evacuation order area as a result of the gas-related safety concerns for the residents and public in the affected zone.In the event that the evacuation order is lifted PNG will immediately provide technical resources to assist the community to relight appliances and inspect for any natural gas service related issues. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Pacific Northern Gas has turned off natural gas service in the Old Fort.The Peace River Regional District posted a message Wednesday morning on their website saying Pacific Northern Gas has isolated gas service in the area of the evacuation order.The notice goes onto say that if the evacuation order is lifted PNG will help residents relight any appliances and inspect natural gas service.center_img Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. Customer Care Center:8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays  – 1-800-667-2297General Customer Service InquiriesEmail: CustomerService@png.caCall before you dig – BC ONE CALL: 1-800-474-6886You can also contact the following departments:Ebill Customer Service InquiriesEmail: CustomerService@png.calast_img read more

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market registered a three-digit loss Wednesday as investors searched for some direction, despite easing tensions in Ukraine and cautious signs of a rebound in the U.S. manufacturing sector.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 14,184.10-115.39 -0.81%S&P 500 — 1,852.56-13.06 -0.70%Dow — 16,268.99-98.89 -0.60%Nasdaq —4,173.58-60.69 -1.43%The S&P/TSX composite index fell 115.39 points to 14,184.10, dragged down by the metals and mining, materials and gold sectors. The Canadian dollar gained 0.61 of a cent to 90.22 cents US.The U.S. Commerce Department says orders for durable goods rose in February by the largest amount in three months, helped by solid gains in demand for airplanes and cars. The increase amounted to a 2.2% jump last month, compared with a 1.3% drop in January.But the report wasn’t all good news, as the U.S. Commerce Department reported that a key category that reflects business investment fell 1.3%, the second setback in three months.It’s believed the weakness in business investment may have been due to the severe winter conditions in the U.S. last month, which could have caused some firms to put modernization and expansion plans on hold.U.S. markets were in negative territory as the Dow Jones industrials fell 98.89 points to 16,268.99, the Nasdaq shed 60.69 points to 4,173.58 and the S&P 500 index dipped 13.06 points to 1,852.56.King Digital Entertainment — the maker of the popular mobile game “Candy Crush Saga” — launched its IPO on Wall Street Wednesday but was not met with as much enthusiasm as anticipated. Prior to the debut, shares had been priced at US$22.50 but opened at US$20.50 and ended the day at US$19.Some analysts have questioned whether the Irish company would be able to repeat the success of “Candy Crush,” which has been far more successful than any of its other games.With earnings already reported by most major companies, the markets are taking a pause, observed Stephen Lingard, co-lead portfolio manager with Franklin Quotential Portfolios.“The market is searching for direction,” he said. “You have energy that is positive, financials that are positive and a little bit of weight from the gold sector.”On the Toronto Stock Exchange, most sectors declined, with the gold taking on the biggest losses sustained with a drop of 4.58%.June gold bullion contract fell $8 to US$1,303.40 an ounce, while May copper contract fell four cents to US$2.97 a pound. Oil gained $1.07 to US$100.26 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.In corporate news, Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B) says it has signed a deal to sell two water bombers used to fight forest fires to the Newfoundland and Labrador government for US$73.7 million. It also said it will be delaying the first flight of its new Learjet 85 business jet because of an undisclosed systems issue that will require a software update.Bombardier shares fell nine cents or 2.18% to $4.04.Shares in Pembina Pipeline Corp. (TSX:PPL), climbed Wednesday after it was announced that the Calgary energy company will be added to the S&P/TSX 60 next month. The list contains 60 large-cap Canadian companies in various industries. Stocks climbed more than 3%, or $1.30, to close at $41.40.Meanwhile, BlackBerry (TSX:BB) chief executive John Chen says he’s taking legal action against an unnamed person who allegedly stole confidential details about a future BlackBerry product and leaked them to the public. Its shares dipped 29 cents or 2.78% to $10.15.Meanwhile, shares in Capstone Mining charged ahead 5%, or 14 cents, to $2.87 after the Vancouver company announced it has extended the life of its Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona by eight years to 2026. TOP STORIESBlackBerry CEO seeks to stomp out ‘distracting’ and ‘misleading’ product leaksFresh blow for Bombardier as software glitch delays Learjet 85’s first flight indefinitelyJapanese fashion giant Uniqlo in talks to open stores in Canada in 2016, sources sayCandy Crush maker King Digital’s shares plunge 15% in much-anticipated stock market debutWHAT’S ON DECK THURSDAYECONOMIC NEWSUNITED STATES8:30 a.m.Weekly jobless claims: Economists expect 325,000 new claims, up from last week Real GDP (Q4): Economists expect 2.7% growth annualized Corporate profits 10 a.m.Pending home sales: Economists expect 0.2% gain from month before, 9% decline year over year CORPORATE NEWSUNITED STATESAccenture Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.04 a share Gamestop Corp. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.93 a share Red Hat, Inc. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 37¢ a share CANADALululemon Athletica Inc. Q4 earnings: Analysts expect 71¢ a share read more

by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Nov 3, 2016 8:21 am MDT Last Updated Nov 3, 2016 at 9:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US factory orders up slight 0.3 per cent in September WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories increased a modest amount in September even though a key category that tracks business investment plans fell by the largest amount since February.Factory orders edged up a slight 0.3 per cent in September following a 0.4 per cent advance in August, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. Orders in a category that serves as a proxy for business investment fell 1.3 per cent, reversing a 1.2 per cent increase in August. It was the biggest decline in the investment category since a 2.1 per cent plunge in February.The hope is that manufacturers, who have been battered all year by a strong dollar and global weakness, will begin to see an improvement. Analysts think that the September drop in the investment category, non-defence capital goods orders excluding aircraft, will be temporary.Orders for durable goods, items expected to last at least three years, fell by 0.3 per cent in September, slightly worse than the 0.1 per cent decline estimated last week in an advance report. Demand for non-durable goods, items such as chemicals and paper, increased 0.9 per cent after a 0.5 per cent rise in August.The weakness in durable goods reflected in part a big drop in demand for military aircraft, which fell 47.6 per cent. Demand for commercial aircraft rose 12.1 per cent.Orders for machinery were up 1.1 per cent in September while demand for computers fell 4.7 per cent.In addition to the strong dollar, which makes U.S. exports more expensive on overseas markets, U.S. manufacturers have had to contend this year with sharp cutbacks in investment spending by energy companies in the face of big declines in global oil prices.But there are signs that the energy cutbacks are coming to an end. Orders for mining and oil field equipment rose 12.6 per cent in September after gains of 5.7 per cent in August and 48.4 per cent in July. Even with the recent gains, spending in this category is down 54.9 per cent this year compared to the same period in 2015.On Tuesday, the Institute for Supply Management reported that its closely watched manufacturing index rose to 51.9 in October, up from 51.5 in September. Anything above 50 signals growth in manufacturing. Analysts saw that gain as evidence that manufacturing is starting to rebound after a weak showing in the first half of the year. read more

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first_img11 loups pourront être tués dans les alpages en 2012-2013Un arrêté publié hier au Journal Officiel stipule qu’après les attaques contre des troupeaux de brebis dans les alpages, onze loups pourront être tués en 2012/2013. C’est presque deux fois plus que lors de la période précédente.Un arrêté paru hier au Journal Officiel a encadré les conditions dans lesquelles des loups pourront être abattus dans les alpages suite aux attaques de troupeaux de brebis. Pour la période 2012-2013, 11 individus pourront être tués contre six lors de la précédente période. Une “destruction autorisée” qui concerne tous les “spécimens de loups” (mâles ou femelles, jeunes ou adultes). Signé par la directrice de la biodiversité au ministère de l’Ecologie, Odile Gauthier, l’arrêté précise néanmoins, dans son article 2 que, dès que huit loups auront été abattus (soit par tirs officiels, soit par braconnage), les “tirs de prélèvement” seront suspendus et seuls les tirs de défense seront autorisés.À lire aussiLe président Trump autorise la chasse des ours qui hibernent en AlaskaUn second arrêté, également publié hier, détermine les 12 départements dans lesquels cette réglementation s’applique : Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Drôme, Isère, Pyrénées-Orientales, Savoie, Var, Haute-Saône, Haute-Savoie, Haut-Rhin et Vosges. Ces trois derniers, ne figuraient pas sur la liste lors de la précédente période. Mais passer de l’autorisation de la destruction de six loups à onze, “cela fait une augmentation de plus de 180% du nombre de loups tuables”, a souligné auprès de l’AFP Jean-David Abel, responsable de la mission loups à France Nature Environnement (FNE). “Or les données des services de l’Etat sur l’évolution de la population des loups ne donnent évidemment pas cette augmentation-là”, a-t-il souligné. Pour lui, “cette manière de passer de six à onze c’est simplement lâcher du lest politicien au monde de l’élevage et cela donne le signal que détruire des loups, ce serait la solution pour protéger les troupeaux”. Cité par l’AFP, il insiste ainsi sur le fait qu’ “au lieu de dire protection d’abord, prévention d’abord, on est dans un signal d’accroissement de la destruction d’une espèce protégée que l’on empêche de prendre sa place sur le territoire français”.Aujourd’hui, les populations de loups (Canis lupus) en France comptent environ 200 animaux, avec une réapparition de ce prédateur dans les Vosges il y a près d’un an. Toutefois, selon le dernier bulletin de l’Office national de la chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS), douze cas de mortalité de loups, que ce soit par des tirs réglementaires, braconnage, mort naturelle ou accidentelle, ont été enregistrés en 2011.Le 11 mai 2012 à 13:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that promises to pose new challenges for ranching and energy development in the West.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that invasive species and energy development in the desert have had a devastating effect on the large, ground-dwelling bird’s populations, said Ted Koch, Nevada state supervisor for the service.“It’s not the 11th hour for sage grouse here, but it is maybe the 10th hour,” Koch said. “And that’s good news. It means we have some time and space to turn things around.”The service found multiple threats facing this specific sub-population of the sage grouse, a chicken-size bird whose males have a large white tuft of feathers around their necks.The service estimates there are only about 5,000 of the birds left.Non-native pinyon pine and juniper trees introduced to the habitat and power lines have given low-to-the-ground perches for raptors, which eat the grouse, Koch said.last_img read more

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for a gunman after a shooting sent a man to the hospital.North Miami Police were called to the scene near Northwest 129th Street and 12th Avenue, just after 9 p.m., Tuesday.Police are calling this incident a drive-by shooting.The victim, who is described as a man in his mid 20s, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgGame of ThronesGame of Thrones Official YoutubeThe final season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us and we can hardly contain our excitement. Especially with HBO teasing us with new footage.However, the latest footage from HBO could bring some bad news for fans.According to, in the spate of newly released clips which you can see at the bottom of this post and which offer on the briefest of new footage, among the things we see is Jon Snow and Arya Stark reunited at Winterfell. At one point, Jaime Lannister declares the obvious, relative to the dire state of things now that the Army of the Dead has breached the Wall: “This goes beyond loyalty, this is about survival.” FacebookNow, we have to say that it seems that all of our theories will be coming true. Check out our stories that have a scene by scene rundown of the final season. Be warned they contain spoilers. As for the new footage, we also get glimpses of the Unsullied preparing to do battle, Varys looking up at what is presumably a dragon, Daenerys gazing into a fire as Jon Snow turns behind her and leaves. But what has gotten fans worried is the scene with The Hound looking scared. Anything that scares the Hound can’t be good. It could also signal the death of the fan favourite character. Which would be sadistic and also expected as this is Game of Thrones and it is after all the final season.The final season of Game of Thrones will air in Apil and will reportedly have six episodes, so fans can expect every second to be packed with epic moments. We can’t wait for the final season.last_img read more

first_imgMani Ratnam and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan during the promotional event of Raavanan.PR HandoutAishwarya Rai Bachchan has confirmed again that she is part of Mani Ratnam’s upcoming movie, which is based on Tamil historical novel Ponniyin Selvan. This is her fourth movie with the ace filmmaker after Iruvar, Guru and Raavanan (Raavan in Hindi).The Bachchan ‘bahu’ was in Chennai recently to inaugurate Longines’ new boutique when she confirmed the news about teaming up with Mani Ratnam stating that it is an “honour” to work with him, but she refused to divulge details about the mega-budget project. “I don’t think it will be fair to override Mani sir and speak about the project,” said Aishwarya.Aishwarya Rai was introduced to films by Mani Ratnam with Iruvar for which she keeps him in high regards. “He’s my Guru. I started my first film ever (Iruvar) with him, and even though there’s such warmth and familiarity in our professional relationship today, it’s his wish to share details with the world whenever he chooses to,” she added while indicating that the project should be formally announced by the filmmaker himself.Aishwarya Rai’s characters in Mani Ratnam’s films have always remained major attraction irrespective of the films’ fate at the box office.Coming back to Ponniyin Selvan, it is a dream project of Mani Ratnam which is expected to take off in September. Not just Aishwarya alone, her father and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is rumoured to be part of the project.As per the reports, Amitabh Bachchan as Sundara Chozhar, Sathyaraj as Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Nandhini, Jayam Ravi as Arulmozhi Varman, Keerthy Suresh as Kunthavai Naachiyaar, and Karthi as Vanthiya Devan will be seen in Mani Ratnam’s creation. Naachiyaar, and Karthi as Vanthiya Devan will be seen in Mani Ratnam’s creation.So far, Vikram has confirmed about working with Mani Ratnam in the film. “When Mani Ratnam narrated me the script and told me about the outline of the character and I was like ‘Wow’. It is very intense, fierce, aggressive kind of role for which I have to build a little more body and looks have to be changed. It is more like a beast kind of role and I have been looking for something like this. You can’t call him a villain, but is nothing less than being a villain. I have been wanting to do something like this and finally, the chance has come,” he told in an interview with The International Business Times.last_img read more

first_img Listen Karl B. DeBlaker/APAfter three seasons as the head football coach at Eastern Carolina, Scottie Montgomery will serve as offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland. 00:00 /13:39 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: center_img Share Very few college football players look at their head coach and see someone who looks like them.As recently as 2017, black men made up more than half of the players on Division I college football teams. But, at the time, only 14 head coaches were black. That’s about 11 percent. That’s according to a study from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.So, why aren’t there more minority head coaches in college football, the NFL, and other sports? Research suggests the issue is systemic, that black players have historically been steered away from playing the positions on the field that often lead to coaching jobs.Richard Johnson covers college football for and addressed the issue in a 2017 article. In the audio above, he joins Dr. Billy Hawkins of the University of Houston’s Department of Health and Human Performance to discuss why this issue persists and what can be done to change it. Xlast_img read more

“‘True Crime/Uncovered’ is our first foray into the true crime genre and Condé Nast Entertainment has done a tremendous job telling these stories in a manner that we hope will raise awareness and resonate with our community,” said Vanessa Guthrie, Snap’s partner lead for Snapchat Shows. The premiere episode, “The Deadly Tinder Date,” examines the 2014 case of Warriena Wright, whose whose Tinder date in Australia turned deadly after she fell from a balcony — leaving unresolved the question of whether her death was an accident.Episode two examines the 2009 case of Annie Le, a Yale University graduate student who vanished five days before her wedding before being found murdered. The third episode delves into the 2014 Slender Man case, in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed their friend nearly to death in an effort to please the fictional character Slender Man.“This genre of true crime hadn’t really been explored in mobile, with the intimacy of vertical video,” said Teal Newland, senior VP, marketing and new platforms, Condé Nast Entertainment.“True Crime/Uncovered” isn’t associated with any Condé Nast brand, and “we thought the show was strong enough it didn’t necessarily need an association with a brand,” Newland said. Episodes will appear in the Snapchat Discover tab, and original shows from Snap are featured in a separate tile. Previously released episodes will be available using Snapchat’s Search feature.Condé Nast operates several channels on Snapchat’s Discover platform for Wired, GQ, Self, Teen Vogue and other magazine brands. Newland said “True Crime/Uncovered” — CNE’s first show for the social platform — “is a totally different scope of project.”Regarding Snapchat’s recent redesign, which has sparked a backlash among some users, Newland said it’s too early to see how the change is affecting consumption patters. But, she said, “We were excited as a publisher that with the new design, Discover allows our content to have a more prominent place in the Snapchat ecosystem.” Popular on Variety CNE brought Miller, the host of “True Crime/Uncovered,” on board through a casting call. “We wanted someone who could bring a level of gravitas to the series, but also who was appealing to younger audiences,” said Newland.The series was directed by George Wasgatt and written by Katherine Chan. Snapchat is putting a millennial spin on true crime — its first stab at the genre — in an original nonfiction series from Condé Nast Entertainment.The six-episode crime series, “True Crime/Uncovered,” was produced exclusively for Snapchat by Condé Nast Entertainment. The show explores six different mysterious and horrific crimes, with Snap betting the chilling real-life tales will be a hit across its youth-skewing user base.Each five-minute episode, hosted by actress Samantha Miller, uses digital video footage, interviews, police evidence and other sources to explore the crimes and the human psychology behind them. The first episode will be released on Snapchat at 12 p.m. ET today, with the next two episodes running this Wednesday (March 14) and Friday (March 16). NBCUniversal’s Oxygen cable network is the sponsor for the first three episode; CNE and Snapchat are in the process of signing another sponsor for the final three episodes, which will be announced at a later date. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 read more