Walmart Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) _ Walmart Inc. (WMT) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $3.69 billion.The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said it had net income of $1.27 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $1.41 per share.The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.33 per share.The world’s largest retailer posted revenue of $138.79 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $139.3 billion.Walmart shares have increased slightly more than 7 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen 11 per cent. The stock has fallen roughly 5 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on WMT at https://www.zacks.com/ap/WMTThe Associated Press read more

Tech giants mark World Emoji Day with new inclusive options

NEW YORK — Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity.The announcement coincides with Wednesday’s World Emoji Day .Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all. There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid.And then there’s the sloth, the flamingo, the skunk, the orangutan, as well as a new yawning emoji.Apple said 59 new emoji designs will be available this fall with a free software update for iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. Thousands of emoji are currently available, including emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, more professions, various clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creaturesThe Associated Press read more

Almodovar and Smiths comments on Netflix at Cannes

Jury president Pedro Almodovar, from left, jury members Jessica Chastain and Will Smith pose for photographers during the photo call for the Jury at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) by The Associated Press Posted May 17, 2017 11:40 am MDT Last Updated May 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CANNES, France – Pedro Almodovar and Will Smith offered differing opinions on Netflix in a press conference on opening day at the Cannes Film Festival.Almodovar, a longtime Cannes regular, is president of the jury that will decide the Palme d’Or. Smith is also a juror. Ahead of the festival, organizers announced that next year, streaming-only films will not be selected in Cannes’ competition lineup — a move applauded by French theatres and decried by Netflix.Almodovar relayed his feelings about Netflix in a prepared statement he read Wednesday. Smith, who stars in Netflix’s upcoming “Bright,” gave his opinion shortly after. Here are their comments:Almodovar:Digital platforms are a new way to offer work, which in itself are enriching, But these new forms should not take the place of existing forms, like movies. They should not alter the habits of viewers and I think that’s the question of today. For me, the only solution is that the new platforms should respect and obey the existing rules that are already adopted and respected by the existing networks. And I think this is the only way to make them survive.I personally cannot conceive of not only the Palme d’Or, but any other prize, being given to a film and then being unable to see this film on a large screen. But this does not mean that I am not open and I do not respect and celebrate the new technologies and the possibilities that they offer us. I do acknowledge them, but as long as I am alive, I will be fighting for one thing that I’m afraid the new generation is not aware of: the capacity for hypnosis of the large screen for a viewer.I think what really determines the first viewing of a film for every spectator is the size of the screen on which you see it. The size should not be smaller than the chair on which you’re sitting. It should not be part of your everyday setting. You must feel small and humble in front of the image that is here to capture you.Smith:I just wanted to say I have a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old and a 24-year-old at home, and they go to the movies twice a week and they watch Netflix. There’s very little cross between going to the cinema and watching what they watch on Netflix. In my home, and I don’t know other people’s homes, but in my home, Netflix has absolutely no effect on what they go to a movie theatre to watch. They go to a movie theatre to be humbled in front of certain images, and there’s other films that they prefer to watch at home.It’s not as if they would’ve gone to the cinema if it wasn’t on Netflix. It’s two completely different forms of entertainment. In my house, Netflix has been nothing but an absolute benefit, because they get to watch films that they never even would’ve seen. Netflix brings a great connectivity for them to the world. They get to see movies that aren’t on a screen within 8,000 miles of them. And now they get to find those artists and they look them up online and they make contact. There’s this whole underground world of artists that gets born from that kind of connectivity. It’s done nothing but broaden my children’s cinematic, global comprehension. Almodovar and Smith’s comments on Netflix at Cannes read more

British sailor cleared of taking part in gang rape

One of the four accused men being led into the court at the time of the alleged attack in 2015 One of the four accused men being led into the court at the time of the alleged attack in 2015 A Royal Navy sailor has been cleared of taking part in a group sex attack that allegedly took place on a woman at a military base in Canada. The woman, a civilian in her 20s, had been invited to the barracks in Shearwater, Nova Scotia by a member of the British navy’s hockey team who she had met on Tindr, the court heard. She said she felt “threatened” and “scared” when she arrived to find a naked man in a room full of cheering hockey players.Later in the night the woman said she fell unconscious while lying on a bed next to a sailor and later woke up face down and naked to find at least three men performing sex acts on her.”I didn’t know what the hell was going on… I was in shock,” the defendant told the court. “It’s impossible to know where the truth begins and ends in this matter,” said Duncan. “Obviously something of a sexual nature occurred in that room. Maybe it was a criminal offence, maybe it was not. But without credible evidence, it is unsafe to convict.”A DNA sample taken from her underwear matched Mr Smalley, prosecutors said.However, a defence witness told the court she had heard the woman say she was going to sleep with Simon Radford, another of the accused sailors. “I’m relieved this has come to an end. It’s been a hard four years,” Mr Smalley told reporters outside the courtroom. “With having allegations hanging over you for such a long time, it’s taken its toll on me both mentally and physically.”His lawyer said that Mr Smalley will now return to Britain and looks forward to getting on with his life. Darren Smalley, 39, of Gosport in Hampshire, was accused with three fellow navy hockey team members of assault following the incident in 2015. He was cleared of any involvement on Friday and charges against two other sailors were dropped. A third defendant has had his trial stayed after falling ill with an infection. Judge Patrick Duncan ruled that the defendant’s testimony was not credible.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Foxconn reopens after riots led to shutdown

first_imgIt takes a lot to shut down Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn, but after some 2,000 employees rioted on the company’s campus, leading to a response of 5,000 police officers, there was not much else it could do. The plant was closed for an entire day as a result of the incident.Clear details of exactly what happened are few and far between at this point, but sources claim that the incident began in a dormitory on the company’s campus and not on the factory floor. 40 people were reported as injured during the course of the scuffle.Online messages from people who appear to be Foxconn employees accused company guards of beating up workers, which led to the massive riot. Some comments went as far as suggesting that a guard nearly beat an employee to death. Other reports mention bed quilts being set on fire by the guards and tossed out windows. There has been no official response to these allegations.Later Monday night thousands of police are thought to have been sent to the Foxconn facility in riot gear. There were announcements over the public address system at the factory telling everyone to respect the law.As far as the official response, Foxconn would only confirm that the plant was closed to accommodate a full investigation. The company said that the cause of the incident did not appear to be “work-related,” since it happened in a company dorm. Of course, the always questionable working conditions — which have slightly improved — could have played a factor in the tensions or emotions that erupted.The plant has reopened, but little is known about what kind of resolution, if any, was reached.via Reuters, Washington Postlast_img read more

See the restored film of a solar eclipse from 1900

first_imgStill frame from Nevil Maskelyne’s footage of a solar eclipse, filmed in North Carolina on May 28, 1900.  Royal Astronomical Society/BFI On May 28, 1900, North Carolina was one of the best sites to take in a total solar eclipse, drawing scientists and other skywatchers from the Smithsonian and around the world. Among them was a British magician and early filmmaker named Nevil Maskelyne who managed to capture what’s probably the earliest moving picture of such an event.Now, over 119 years later, the Royal Astronomical Society has released the below restored footage captured by Maskelyne that day. A fragment of the film was rediscovered among the society’s archive and then scanned, reassembled and retimed frame by frame to be fully restored in 4K with help from the British Film Institute National Archive. “Perhaps the oldest surviving astronomical film, it is a really striking record of both early cinema and late Victorian eclipse observing,” Dr. Joshua Nall, chair of the RAS Astronomical Heritage Committee, said in a Thursday release. 33 Photos Tags 1 Comment Sci-Techcenter_img To film the moon’s shadow slipping across the sun, Maskelyne created a special telescopic adapter for his camera. According to the BFI, this is his only film known to have survived.Maskelyne’s interests in magic paralleled his pioneering work in film, with both relying on the state-of-the-art tech of the age. “Film, like magic, combines both art and science,” said BFI silent film curator Bryony Dixon. “Harnessing 21st century technical magic, this 19th century attraction has been reanimated. Maskelyne wanted a novelty to show at his magic theatre — what better than the most impressive natural phenomenon of them all?” Share your voice Space 32 amazing photos of solar eclipses (pictures)last_img read more

All three iPhone 11 models will come out in September analyst predicts

first_img Apple 3 See All Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Comments Rumors Apple Share your voice Tags Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Apple’s iPhone XS successor and its sibling phones may arrive next month. Angela Lang/CNET One analyst is predicting that Apple will release all three 2019 iPhones next month. Dan Ives of securities company Wedbush expects that the iPhone 11 models — which may use a “Pro” naming convention — will drop in the second week of September, according to 9to5Mac. CNET predicts that Apple will unveil its new iPhones on Sept. 10 and release them on Sept. 20, but Ives expects an even earlier release. Last year, Apple unveiled its phones on Sept. 12, before releasing the iPhone XS and XS Max on Sept. 21. The cheaper iPhone XR arrived Oct. 26.Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.First published at 4:47 a.m. PT.Update, 5:15 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Phones • reading • All three iPhone 11 models will come out in September, analyst predictslast_img read more

After setting box office on fire Tamil version of Mohanlals Lucifer ready

first_imgMohanlal’s new still from LuciferTwitterMohanlal’s Lucifer, which has minted over Rs 150 crore at the worldwide box office, has done well in Tamil Nadu. Now, the Kollywood version is ready to impress the non-Tamil audience in the state.Yes, the movie is being dubbed in Tamil and it will see the light of the day on 3 May. Leading producer Kalaippuli S Thanu is distributing Lucifer in Tamil Nadu and he is planning a big release for the flick. As per the buzz, it is expected to release in at least over 150 screens in the state.The Malayalam version too has grossed over Rs 2.1 crore in Tamil Nadu. It is now the highest-grossing Malayalam film in the state. The major part of its collection has come from Chennai and Chengalpet. With the dubbed version, the distributor is aiming to reach out to the larger audience.Lucifer is an action-packed commercial entertainer, which is written by Murali Gopi. Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran has directed the flick, produced by Antony Perumbavoor. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi and Manju Warrier play pivotal roles with Tovino Thomas, Indrajith Sukumaran, Saikumar and host of other actors in the supporting roles.The film crossed Rs 50 crore in four days, Rs 100 crore in eight days and the Rs 150 crore in 21 days, thereby, becoming the fastest Malayalam film to reach all three milestones at the worldwide box office.With such a massive success, it has to be seen how the hardcore Tamil audience welcomes the Mohanlal-starrer in the state.last_img read more

Your Next Family Member May Be A Robot

first_img Robots are about to get a lot more personal.Whether in the home or the workplace, social robots are going to become a lot more commonplace in the next few years. Or at least that is what the companies bringing these personalized machines to market are hoping.What are social robots?Social robots are about bringing technology to the everyday world in a more humanized way, said Cynthia Breazeal, the director of the personal robotics group at the MIT Media Lab and the chief scientist at the robot company Jibo. While household robots today, such as the Roomba, perform mundane chores, social robots will be much more like companions than mere tools, Breazeal said.For example, these robots will be capable of understanding social cues and will be able to distinguish when someone is happy or sad. This allows them to respond more appropriately to the user, she said.”Social robots humanize our interaction with technology,” she said. “It doesn’t feel like a device, it doesn’t feel like this flat thing that you have to go pick up and use. It feels like one of the group, it feels more animated.”The Jibo, which is slated to ship later this year, is designed to be a personalized assistant of sorts. You can talk to the robot, ask it questions, and make requests for it to perform different tasks. The robot doesn’t just deliver generic answers to questions, it responds based on what it learns about each individual in the household, the company said.It can do things such as remind an elderly family member to take their medicine or snap candid family photos.Jibo aims to make its robot as common as the household tablet computer, Breazeal said. But unlike a tablet, the Jibo robot is a platform that is much more interactive and works in a way that is more natural to humans, she said.”There is all of this amazing content trapped behind flat glass, and with these robotics with technology like Jibo, that content can finally be brought to life in a way that is much more humanized.”Working with robotsImage credit: Fellow RobotsBut social robots aren’t just finding their way into the home. They have potential applications in everything from education to health care and are already finding their way into some of these spaces, Breazeal said.Fellow Robots is one company bringing social robots to retail. The company’s “Oshbot” robot is built to assist customers in a store.Last year, Fellow Robots partnered with Lowe’s to develop Oshbot, which basically acts like a sales assistant that can help the customers find items and help guide them to the product’s location in the store. It can also speak different languages and make recommendations for different items based on what the customer is shopping for.The more interaction the robot has with humans, the more it learns, said Marco Mascorro, Fellow Robot’s founder and chief technology officer.But Oshbot, like other social robots, is not intended to replace workers, but to work alongside other employees, Mascorro said.”There is this idea that robots do things for people, but this is a different paradigm,” Breazeal said. “There is a shift in social robotics of training technologies that don’t do things for us, but do things with us.” This story originally appeared on CNBC 3 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 27, 2015 Register Now »last_img read more

Symantec to Buy Blue Coat for 47 Billion to Boost Enterprise Unit

first_img 3 min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Technology security firm Symantec Corp. said it would buy privately held cyber security company Blue Coat for $4.65 billion in a cash deal that will ramp up Symantec’s enterprise security business.Blue Coat helps protects companies’ web gateways from cyber attacks, a service that will complement Symantec’s existing offerings for large corporations such as email and endpoint security, Symantec executives said in an interview on Sunday.”Blue Coat brings capabilities from the web and for network-born threats, which combined with what we already offer will provide better protection for our customers,” said Ajei Gopal, Symantec’s interim president and chief operating officer.Symantec, which makes the Norton antivirus software, has been undergoing a transformation over the past year. It sold its data storage unit, Veritas, for $7.4 billion to a group led by Carlyle Group LP in January to gain the cash necessary turn around its core security software business.Chief Financial Officer Thomas Seifert said Symantec had been eyeing Blue Coat for a while and wanted to wait to have the separation of the Veritas unit behind the company before it made a move to buy it. He said the deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter, would be accretive immediately.By buying Blue Coat, 62 percent of Symantec’s revenue will now come from enterprise security, and it will be better positioned to compete with security players such as Palo Alto Networks Inc., FireEye Inc. and Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. Symantec will now have $4.4 billion in combined revenue.While it is shifting to focus more on enterprise security, Symantec has no immediate plans to sell its consumer unit, Seifert, the CFO said, adding that it is a highly profitable part of the company.By buying Blue Coat, Symantec also solves a leadership issue, with Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark becoming Symantec’s CEO. Symantec’s previous CEO, Michael Brown, left in April after the company reported disappointing quarterly results.Blue Coat had been preparing an initial public offering for later this summer. Its sale marks a quick turnaround for its private equity owner, Bain Capital LLC, which acquired Blue Coat Systems Inc. from fellow private-equity firm Thoma Bravo LLC for $2.4 billion last year.”We enjoyed a very productive partnership, and are excited to be a significant investor in the future of Symantec as the leading cyber security company in the world,” Bain managing director David Humphrey said in a statement. Humphrey will join Symantec’s board as the firm agreed to invest $750 million in convertible notes.Technology-focused private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners also agreed to invest $500 million in convertible notes of Symantec, which doubles its investment in Symantec to $1 billion.Symantec financial advisers were JP Morgan, Barclays Plc, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo and its legal advisers were Fenwick & West and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. Blue Coat’s financial advisers were Goldman Sachs & Co, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse and its legal advisers were Ropes & Gray and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.The Wall Street Journal first reported news of the deal Sunday.(Reporting by Liana Baker in San Francisco; Additional reporting by Parikshit Mishra in Bengaluru; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier) This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. This story originally appeared on Reuters June 13, 2016 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

Busy North Staffordshire road blocked after twovehicle crash

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDrivers are being advised to find alternate routes as a busy North Staffordshire road is blocked following a two-vehicle crash. Emergency services were called to the scene on the A520 Leek Road in Cellarhead after the collision shortly before 7am. The road is blocked in both directions from Heath Avenue in Cellarhead to Oaklands Close in Wetley Rocks. A spokesman for traffic monitoring company Inrix said: “The A520 Leek Road is blocked in both directions and there is slow traffic in the area due to an accident involving two vehicles between Heath Avenue (Cellarhead) to Oaklands Close (Wetley Rocks).” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram .last_img read more

Pedestrian knocked down in Roosboom

first_imgA female pedestrian was knocked down in Roosboom this morning (Monday).It is alleged that she exited a taxi and was crossing the road when she was hit by a light motor vehicle.Police, RTI, EMRS and Sharaj Ambulance Services were on scene.Sharaj paramedics stabilised the woman, who was seriously injured, and then rushed her to hospital. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img

Airbnb Adventures makes its debut with multiday packages

first_imgAirbnb Adventures makes its debut with multi-day packages Thursday, June 13, 2019 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Sharecenter_img SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb has expanded its Airbnb Experiences day trip offering with Airbnb Adventures, where hosts put together multi-day packages that combine touring and sightseeing with accommodation.“Hosts are the providers of Adventures: they arrange their own Adventure, control when and where they host, the itinerary, where they stay, what services they offer, and what they charge,” according to Airbnb.That sounds a lot like what a travel wholesaler does.Airbnb is launching Airbnb Adventures with an ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ trip across six continents, 18 countries, two oceans, five seas and eight modes of transportation – for US$6,651 per person.While it appears that some trips will be planned and hosted by individual Airbnb hosts, others will be operated by established tour operators. The ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ trip is operated by California-based adventure travel specialist MT Sobek.Airbnb says Airbnb Adventures has 200+ available trips globally at launch, with more coming by the end of the year. Trips are in small groups with a maximum capacity of 12 guests or less. Airbnb says the median price of an Adventure is US$588 for a three-day trip. “Hosts offer Adventures under a range of budgets from $79 for an overnight trip up to $5,000 for once-in-a-lifetime 10-day treks. Adventures covers a wide breadth of activity ranging from active to foodie, farming to camping, music to animals – always with a strong element of local community.” Posted by Tags: Airbnb, TICOlast_img read more

Zapatistas mark uprisings 20th anniversary

No related posts. OVENTIC, Mexico – Thousands of people gathered in a southern Mexico rebel bastion on Wednesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista movement’s New Year’s Day uprising.“It is time to strengthen and globalize the resistence and rebellion,” Comandante Hortensia told the crowd at a midnight ceremony in Oventic, a stronghold of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) where people celebrated with song and dance.Led by the masked subcomandante Marcos, the EZLN emerged in the mountains of Chiapas state on January 1, 1994, sparking a 12-day conflict with the federal government that left dozens of people dead.A peace pact was signed in 1996 but the Zapatistas’ demand of autonomy for their indigenous communities was never met.The EZLN has since retreated into their mountain communities where they formed their own autonomous systems covering more than 30 towns, while Marcos has shunned the media.Chiapas, meanwhile, remains Mexico’s poorest state, with poverty affecting three-quarters of the population.Commander Hortensia said the EZLN is striving to improve health care, education and government in their communities, which lacked these basic services 20 years ago.“Our struggle has a just cause and our weapons are resistence, rebellion, truth, justice and reason, which is on our side,” the rebel leader said after the crowd sang the national anthem. “But Zapatistas must work and organize ourselves more. It’s not just about resistence anymore, but organizing the resistence at all levels.”Taking its name from 1910 revolution hero Emiliano Zapata, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) appeared the same day that the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force.Many in Mexico at the time desperately feared free trade with the United States would crush traditional lifestyles and farming. But the emergence of thousands of leftist rebels on New Year’s Day 1994 caught the government of then-President Carlos Salinas de Gortari off guard, leading to the brief conflict.Twenty years later, Mexico boasts a thriving manufacturing sector and a growing middle-class fueled by massive trade with the United States and Canada under NAFTA.An old enemy of Marcos – the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) that was ousted in 2000 after ruling Mexico for 71 years like a single-party state – returned to power in 2012.The new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, has pledged to lead a new, democratic PRI, even launching his “Crusade Against Hunger” campaign in Chiapas.But despite the gains from NAFTA, Latin America’s second biggest economy remains mired in massive poverty affecting almost half of 118 million Mexicans.The Zapatistas say the government has failed to fulfill the promises of the peace pact, including land rights, housing, employment and education as well as legal autonomy.In 2001, the Congress passed a reform to give indigenous communities more rights. But the legislation lacked the autonomy demanded by the EZLN, leading the Zapatistas to suspend dialogue with the government.Tired of waiting for the government, the Zapatistas have created their own autonomous justice, health and education systems in five “caracoles,” or shells, that oversee more than 30 communities.Jaime Martínez Velóz, the government’s commissioner for Dialogue with Indigenous People, said he was confident Peña Nieto’s administration would revive the reform in 2014 to grant them the autonomy they want.“The root causes of the conflict are the same, and we are convinced that they must be addressed by the Mexican state,” Martínez told AFP.Marcos, meanwhile, stayed out of the spotlight again, releasing a missive last week declaring: “In December 2013, it is just as cold as 20 years ago, and today, like back then, the same flag protects us: that of rebellion.” Facebook Comments read more

Chile receives the highest number of European tourists in 2016

first_imgTourism data compiled by the Department of Statistics showed that international tourism arrivals to Chile last year were up 26% compared to 2015 with UK visitors showing an increase of 11%, as announced by Tourism Chile.European arrivals grew by nine percent compared to the previous year with 449,667 visitors from Europe recorded in 2016 of which 51,611 were from the UK, up 11% from 2015. From the other primary European markets, Chile received 77,987 visitors from Spain (up 6.3%), 77,129 from France (up 10.2%), 73,854 from Germany (up 3.9%) and 41,523 from Italy which showed the largest increase at 24%. From the rest of the world, Chile received 50,958 Australian visitors (up 11%) and 22,992 Chinese visitors (up 49%).Luis Felipe Cespedes, Minister of Economy, Promotion and Tourism, said, “The increase was the result of a targeted tourism strategy implemented by the government with a focused international marketing plan which included a new international campaign as well as a considerable increase in connectivity during 2016.”Tourism is projected to see a 14% increase in international arrivals in 2017 from 5.6 million to 6.4 million, including an increase of four percent for the European market with a predicted 465,000 visitors expected to visit Chile this year from Europe.last_img read more

Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

first_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Sounds about right.Thinking back, other options could include the Monday Night Meltdown against the Chicago Bears in 2006 or maybe even last season’s Sunday Night Football defeat to the Seattle Seahawks, a game that had the Cardinals won, would have led to them winning the NFC West. But really, it’s difficult for any game to top a championship affair that, for at least a little while late, seemed to be going in Arizona’s favor. Comments   Share   Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The Arizona Cardinals have lost a lot of games over the course of their history.A lot.But as any sports fan can tell you, not all losses are created equal. SI.com’s Chris Burke sought out to identify the most “gut-punch loss” in every team’s Super Bowl-era history, and his choice for the Arizona Cardinals really comes as no surprise and with no argument.It came on Feb. 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Cardinals 23. Super Bowl XLIII. ‘Tis better to have played in a Super Bowl and lost than never to have played in a Super Bowl at all. Probably. The Cardinals’ tale of woe is similar to that of Carolina above—underdog gives the favorite all it can handle, only to come up short. Arizona overcame a 100-yard James Harrison interception return and a 13-point deficit to take a 23-20 lead late in the fourth quarter, thanks to Larry Fitzgerald’s 64-yard score.The NFC champs had no answers for Santonio Holmes down the stretch, though. Holmes caught four passes from Ben Roethlisberger for 73 yards on the Steelers’ decisive drive, including a tip-toeing touchdown grab at the 42-second mark. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img read more

Man remanded for making death threat

first_imgA 38-year-old man from Larnaca was remanded on Monday for three days after allegedly threatening an 83-year-old man he would kill his son unless he settled his son’s debt and even though he had already paid €29,000.The man was arrested after the 83-year-old reported him for allegedly threatening him several times that unless he settled his son’s debt to a number of people in Limassol, “they would bring his son’s body to him in a sack”.The 83-year-old said that he had already paid €29,000 to another person to settle his son’s debt, but that the suspect kept asking for more saying that that money did not go to the right persons.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoTotal Battle – Online Strategy GameIf You’re PC User This Strategy Game Is A Must-Have!Total Battle – Online Strategy GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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