Jeep captured from Pak in 1971 stands as war trophy in army

first_imgLeh: All of 48 years and maybe more, the ‘Jarpal Queen’, a symbol of India’s triumph against Pakistan, travels through the length and breadth of India as a ‘war trophy’ of the Indian Army.The ‘Queen’, named after Jarpal in Pakistan, is actually royalty on four wheels, a Willys jeep, sleek, shiny and in shipshape condition, the object of lavish attention at the 3 Grenadier Regiment’s camp, about 40 km from Leh. The vehicle, with Urdu script on its sides, is a “war trophy” captured from Pakistan during the 1971 conflict. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Once fitted with a recoilless gun, this US-origin jeep now travels across India as a prized possession of the Regiment, which has ensured the almost 50-year-old vehicle moves like a well-oiled machine. “We captured it during the Jarpal war and it was used by the Pakistani army as a part of their attack plan at Shakargarh border, in Jarpal area of Pakistan. So, it was named Jarpal Queen. From that war, India has two Param Vir Chakra medals,” said Colonel (retd) J S Dhillon. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe two Param Vir Chakra awardees were Colonel Hoshiar Singh from the Grenadier Regiment and Second Lieutenant Arun Khetrapal from the Armoured Regiment. “It is a ‘war trophy’ and was shown to VIP guests and was also used during guard of honour for senior officers. It is in great condition and runs very smoothly,” said Dhillon, a Sena Medal recipient who was commissioned in the 3 Grenadier Regiment in 1982 and now heads the Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering, Gulmarg, under the Ministry of Tourism. He said the ‘Jarpal Queen’ had gone wherever the Regiment has been stationed. Jaipur, Kupwara, Simla, Poonch, Meerut, Ferozepur… the list is long. In 1988, when the Regiment was in Ferozpur in Punjab, the jeep was registered with the Punjab transport department for it to be driven on the road. “We took a number, insured and registered it. As far as I can recall, except the regiment’s UN mission to Eithopia, the jeep has gone everywhere with them,” said Dhillon. The jeep has also been witness to numerous border skirmishes with the neighbouring country, particularly during the regiment’s stints in Jammu and Kashmir. A full-scale war broke out between India and Pakistan over East Pakistan in 1971. It ended with surrender of 90,000 Pakistani troops and led to the creation of Bangladesh. PTIlast_img read more

Afghanistan peace talks with Taliban are dead Trump

first_imgWashington DC: President Donald Trump has said the Afghanistan peace talks with the Taliban are “dead”, saying the United States had hit the group harder in the last four days than anytime in 10 years. “They (talks with the Taliban) are dead. As far as I’m concerned, they’re dead,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday. The president had stunned the world on Saturday when he announced the cancellation of a secret meeting with the Taliban and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David near Washington. It came after the Taliban claimed responsibility of an attack in Kabul last week, in which an American soldier were among the dead. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from US”They (the Taliban) thought that (they) had to kill people in order to put themselves in a little better negotiating position…. You can’t do that with me,” Trump said while responding to a question about his decision to cancel the talks. “So, they dead as far as I’m concerned,” he said. “We have hit the Taliban harder in the last four days than they have been hit in over 10 years. So that’s the way it is.” Trump said the decision to invite the Taliban to Camp David was his, and so was the call to cancel it. Justifying the move, the president underlined that he did not want the meeting to happen under circumstances “where they (Taliban) go around and try and make themselves a little bit more important by killing a soldier and also a total of 12 people”. The Taliban, Trump said, did a mistake.last_img read more

Merkel clinches German coalition govt but hurdle remains

first_imgBERLIN – Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main centre-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock.The centre-left Social Democrats’ leaders now have one last major hurdle to overcome — winning their skeptical members’ approval of the deal.Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union, its Bavaria-only sister, the Christian Social Union, and the centre-left Social Democrats agreed after a grueling final 24 hours of negotiations on a 177-page deal that leads off with the promise of “a new awakening for Europe.”“I know that millions of citizens have been watching us closely on this long road over recent weeks,” Merkel said. “They had two justified demands of us: First, finally form a government — a stable government — and second, think … of people’s real needs and interests.”The coalition deal could be “the foundation of a good and stable government, which our country needs and many in the world expect of us,” she added.Germany has already broken its post-World War II record for the longest time between its latest election on Sept. 24 to the swearing-in of a new government. That is still at least several weeks away.Merkel currently leads a caretaker government, which isn’t in a position to launch major initiatives or play any significant role in the debate on the European Union’s future, led so far by French President Emmanuel Macron.A key role in the EU is particularly dear to Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz, a former European Parliament president.On Wednesday he declared that, with the coalition deal, Germany “will return to an active and leading role in the European Union.” The agreement states, among other things, that Germany is prepared to pay more into the EU budget.Before addressing Europe’s future, Schulz faces hard work at home.The coalition accord will be put to a ballot of the Social Democrats’ more than 460,000 members, a process that will take a few weeks. Germany’s highest court said Wednesday it had dismissed a series of complaints against the ballot.Many Social Democrats are skeptical after the party’s disastrous election result, which followed four years of serving as the junior partner to Merkel’s conservatives in a so-called “grand coalition.” The party’s youth wing vehemently opposes a repeat of that alliance.If Social Democrat members say no, the new coalition government can’t be formed. That would leave only an unprecedented minority government under Merkel or a new election as options.Schulz’s zigzag course in recent months has undermined his authority. He vowed to take the party into opposition on election night, but reversed course in November after Merkel’s efforts to build a coalition with two smaller parties collapsed.On the conservative side, Merkel needs only the approval of a party congress of her CDU, a far lower hurdle.“I am counting on convincing our members that we have negotiated a very good coalition agreement,” Schulz said.His party reached compromises on two key demands: curbing the use of temporary work contracts in larger companies and at least considering narrowing differences between Germany’s public and private health insurance systems.The Social Democrats are set to get the foreign, labour and finance ministries — the latter a major prize, held by Merkel’s CDU for the past eight years and an influential position given Germany’s status as the eurozone’s biggest economy. The interior ministry, also held by the CDU, would go to Bavaria’s CSU, which has pushed hard to curb the number of migrants entering Germany.Merkel’s party would keep the defence ministry and get the economy and energy ministry, held by the Social Democrats in the outgoing government.One CDU lawmaker, Olav Gutting, wrote on Twitter: “Phew! At least we still have the chancellery!”Unconfirmed reports in German media said that Schulz plans to become foreign minister while the new finance minister and vice chancellor would be Olaf Scholz, Hamburg’s centre-left mayor.Schulz, according to the reports, would hand over his party’s leadership to Andrea Nahles, the head of its parliamentary group. After the election, Schulz had ruled out taking a Cabinet position under Merkel, and seeking a ministry could complicate his efforts to sell the deal to members.Merkel defended the carve-up of ministries.“Of course, after many years in which Wolfgang Schaeuble led the finance ministry and really was an institution, many find it difficult that we can no longer hold this ministry, and the same goes for the interior ministry,” she said. “But we have important jobs. We have the economy ministry for the first time in decades.”She dismissed suggestions that Social Democrat-led ministries would force her to open Germany’s purse wider for Macron’s European reform proposals than she would like.“Regardless of whether a ministry is led by the Social Democrats or the (Christian Democratic) Union, you can only spend the money you have,” Merkel said. “To be honest, I’m not at all worried.”If the coalition comes together, the nationalist Alternative for Germany will be the biggest opposition party. Co-leader Alexander Gauland criticized the deal, particularly the possibility of deeper European financial integration.“You ask yourself why Mr. Macron doesn’t just move into the chancellery,” he said.___Coalition agreement (in German): Rising contributed to this report.last_img read more

BlackBerry Ltd to close Halifax office in January eliminate over 300 jobs

HALIFAX — Tech giant BlackBerry announced the closure Thursday of its offices in the Halifax area, eliminating more than 300 jobs.[np_storybar title=”Next stop Silicon Valley? Apple swoops to snap up BlackBerry talent in Waterloo” link=””%5D Apple Inc. has all but destroyed BlackBerry Ltd.’s business model and now it’s after the Canadian company’s decimated workforce.Just days after BlackBerry Ltd. revealed plans to lay off 40% of its global workforce amid disastrous financial results, representatives from smartphone rival Apple Inc. hosted a recruitment drive roughly 20 kilometres away from the embattled technology company’s Waterloo, Ont. home base. Continue reading. [/np_storybar]The Ontario-based company issued a brief statement saying the location in suburban Bedford would be shut down as of Jan. 10, affecting more than 350 employees. Most of these employees work as technical support representatives.The company said about 35 workers in Halifax will be offered employment, but they will have to work from their homes.The company is cutting its global workforce by 4,500 as it struggles to deal with a shrinking market share and disappointing sales of its BlackBerry 10 smartphone.“We know that our employees in the Halifax area have worked hard on behalf of our company and we are grateful for their commitment and contributions,” the company said in a statement.“This is difficult news for them and for the Halifax community. However, these changes are necessary in order to refocus our business to drive the company towards profitability and success in a maturing and more competitive mobile industry.”A spokeswoman for NDP Premier Darrell Dexter, who lost his seat this week in a Liberal election sweep of the province, wouldn’t comment on the closure. She referred calls to premier-designate Stephen McNeil and his team, which has announced a transition team to take over power but a date hasn’t been set for that to happen.Kelly Regan, the re-elected Liberal who represents the Halifax-area riding where BlackBerry is located, said the New Democrats must have known the local operation was in jeopardy.“I am sure that the province will have some kind of a program ready,” she said in an interview. “They had to have known this was coming. All you had to do was listen to the news. I would expect that the current government was prepared for this.”Regan said the shutdown will have a big impact on Halifax because virtually all of the jobs at BlackBerry were relatively high-paying positions.“I feel terrible for these families who are losing a major source of employment today,” she said. “I do expect that we will hear from the current government on their plans.”McNeil issued a statement that says he understands the government will contact BlackBerry to identify services it can offer workers who are losing their jobs.“BlackBerry employees are highly skilled and have worked hard for many years in the IT, finance, and analytics field, ” he said. “They have helped grow our communities and our economy, and it is my sincere hope that assistance will help provide a smooth transition to new employment opportunities in the Nova Scotia economy.”BlackBerry workers leaving the company’s offices Thursday declined comment.The location in the Halifax suburb of Bedford opened in September 2008.“We know that our employees in the Halifax area have worked hard on behalf of our company and we are grateful for their commitment and contributions,” the company said in a statement. “This is difficult news for them and for the Halifax community. However, these changes are necessary in order to refocus our business to drive the company towards profitability and success in a maturing and more competitive mobile industry.”A spokesperson declined further comment when contacted by phone.The company was lured to Nova Scotia in 2005 by a previous Progressive Conservative government. The province offered $19-million in subsidies, including $14-million in payroll rebates and $5-million for training and recruitment. The company was told it had to create 1,200 jobs over five years to get the full rebate.BlackBerry drew almost $11-million from the payroll rebate program over a six-year period ending in February 2012, Nova Scotia Business Inc. has said.In February, the provincial government announced the company could get up to $10-million over five years if it kept at least 400 jobs in Nova Scotia at an average salary of at least $60,000 a year. The money was supposed to help create a so-called centre of excellence to promote the BlackBerry 10.More recently, the provincial government has refused to release figures on the number of jobs created by BlackBerry.The company said Thursday it would repay a $2-million contribution from the Nova Scotia government.During the election campaign, McNeil frequently criticized the New Democrats for handing out too many forgivable loans to large corporations. He said the province should be a lender of last resort, suggesting that grants to corporations will be a non-starter for his government. Regan said the Liberals didn’t have a problem with the financial assistance the province offered to BlackBerry because it was in the form of payroll-rebates, which are tied to job creation.The company had already announced 300 people were being laid off at its head office in Waterloo, Ont., this week as part of a broader cost-cutting plan that will reduce its global workforce by about 40 per cent. Once the job cuts are complete, BlackBerry will have cut more than 7,000 employees since 2011, a steep decline from a total staff that once neared 20,000.In September, BlackBerry received a conditional takeover offer from Fairfax Financial, BlackBerry’s largest shareholder, worth $9 per share. The offer values the company at $4.7-billion.Other interested buyers are also circling the company, according to reports from various media outlets. The tech names run the gamut from Google, Cisco and SAP, to Microsoft and Cisco.Last week, BlackBerry said it expects to face costs of at least US$400-million before the end of May 2014. The expenses are tied to the severance payments for the layoffs, as well as reworking its smartphone lineup and other changes to its manufacturing, sales and marketing operations. read more

UNP to take disciplinary action against Randeer Rodrigo

During a search operation, 100 live 9mm ammunition had been found from Rodrigo’s house. (Colombo Gazette) United National Party (UNP) is to take disciplinary action against Western Provincial Council member Randeer Rodrigo.Rodrigo and six others have been remanded till November 7 over the Divulapitiya shooting incident. Randeer Rodrigo’s wife Harjot Kaur, who was also arrested over the incident, was remanded until October 31.Live ammunition was found from the house of Randeer Rodrigo after he was arrested following a shooting incident in Divulapitiya. read more

Australia to support 135 students to participate in projects in Sri Lanka

Australian students continue to seize opportunities to live, study and undertake language training and internships in Sri Lanka under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan mobility program.In 2019, the Australian Government will support 135 students to participate in 14 projects in Sri Lanka, creating a new generation  of young Australians with a strong understanding of and enduring connections to this country, the Australian High Commission in Colombo said today. As outlined in Australia’s 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, the New Colombo Plan is a practical manifestation of the Australian Government’s commitment to learn from its neighbours in the Indo-Pacific region.  It is also an increasingly important element of Australia’s relationship with Sri Lanka. “We are pleased that Australian students want to deepen their knowledge of the people, business environment and culture in Sri Lanka,” High Commissioner Hutchesson said.“They will join a growing cohort of emerging leaders in Australia with personal and professional networks in Sri Lanka, who will contribute to the relationship between our two countries for decades to come”. “The students will take part in a range of projects in areas such as architecture and urban environment, business management, archaeology, environmental health, nursing, physiotherapy and agriculture, among others,” Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson said. In 2019, the New Colombo Plan will support 11,817 students from 40 universities across Australia to take part in 792 mobility projects in 36 Indo-Pacific host locations.The returning students from the 2019 mobility projects will increase the New Colombo Plan alumni to around 40,000 young Australians with experience of living, studying and undertaking work experience in the Indo-Pacific region. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Alarmed over IndiaPakistan tension Annan urges sides to resolve Kashmir issue

The Secretary-General has been in close contact with the leaders of both sides “to encourage them to resolve their differences, including over Kashmir, by peaceful means,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement to the press.Stressing the need to replace the logic and language of war with the logic and language of peace, the statement reiterated the Secretary-General’s unconditional condemnation of all acts of terrorism. “There can be no tolerance for such acts, especially across the line of control in Kashmir,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said. “The Secretary-General accordingly urges President [Pervez] Musharraf to take vigorous action to ensure full implementation of the policy set out in his speech of 12 January.”On that occasion, the Pakistani leader emphasized tolerance, the rule of law and the need to fight terrorism and extremism, a position which Mr. Annan immediately hailed as “a significant further step towards easing the dangerous situation in the region.” read more

Libby Squire Man 24 arrested on suspicion of abduction in connection with

A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of abduction in connection with the disappearance of Hull student Libby Squire, Humberside Police said.As the search for Ms Squire continues into a seventh day, there is still no trace of the 21-year-old, but the arrest represents the police operation’s biggest development thus far. The arrest was made at a house on Raglan Street, which is less than half a mile from the University of Hull campus, and houses on the street are regularly advertised as student accommodation. It is also less than a mile from where Miss Squire was last seen, and is a 15-minute walk from her home in Wellesley Avenue.A silver Vauxhall Astra was towed away overnight on Raglan Street. Ms Squire’s parents, Lisa and Russ, travelled to the East Yorkshire city on Tuesday and last night released further information about their daughter.They described a “sociable” and happy young woman who enjoys reading, travelling and music concerts.Their statement added: “Libby decided to come Hull University when she fell in love with the city. She accepted an offer at the university before even visiting as she was so sure she would be happy here.” Show more This prospect has caused anxiety on campus, with some students reported to be walking home in pairs.Yesterday, the university acknowledged students may be “feeling worried” about last week’s developments and advised them that support staff were available if needed.Chief Superintendent Phil Ward said on Wednesday: “While the investigation has been treated as a missing person inquiry, we continue to keep an open mind as to the circumstances surrounding Libby’s disappearance.“We have had specialist officers, detectives and specialist teams carrying out numerous actions and enquiries, searches and following up leads since the report of Libby’s disappearance in the early hours of Friday, February 1.“While her location is not yet known, this does not automatically mean she has come to any harm, but we must carry out a thorough investigation and explore all possibilities.” 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. Detectives are said to be keeping an “open mind” about the circumstances of her disappearance, but the possibility it could have sinister undertones will now likely be hanging over them. Police search the frozen Oak Road Pond in Hull near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby SquireCredit:Christopher Furlong/Getty The 21-year-old’s sudden disappearance following a night out with friends in Hull one week ago has chilled the student neighbourhood where she lived and fuelled fears about safety.Humberside Police are still treating the case as a missing person investigation, but speculation in the community about her possible fate has darkened as the days of unsuccessful searches progress. Ms Squire, who is a philosophy student at the University of Hull, had been put in a taxi by friends at The Welly music venue last Thursday and was dropped off at home at around 11.30pm.She is not thought to have entered her property on Wellesley Avenue, instead going to sit on a bench on nearby Beverley Road, where she refused a passing motorist’s help.What happened to her beyond 12.09am on Friday – the last known sighting – is still a mystery, despite scores of officers spending a week investigating the surrounding area.It is known that Ms Squire had been drinking that night and was refused entry to the Welly, making it unlikely that she would have been able to travel too far from the area.However, a specialist marine unit has combed the icy depths of a large pond in the neighbouring Oak Road playing fields, while the Beverley and Barmston drain which runs behind her house also yielded no clues. In a statement, Humberside Police said: “A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Hull student Libby Squire.”Officers made the arrest at an address in Raglan Street, Hull, last night. The man remains in our custody, assisting us with our enquiries.”We have not yet found Libby and doing so remains our top priority.”Libby’s parents have been informed of the man’s arrest and we’re continuing to support them at this difficult time.”Fears were growing last night that Libby Squire may have been harmed or abducted after six days of police searches failed to find any trace. Police search the frozen Oak Road Pond in Hull near to the home of missing 21-year-old student Libby Squire Silver Vauxhall Astra being towed from Raglan Street Silver Vauxhall Astra being towed from Raglan StreetCredit:MEN Media/Hull Daily Mail read more

Tributes as GAA broadcaster Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin passes away at 89

first_imgLEGENDARY GAA BROADCASTER Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin has died at the age of 89, RTÉ have confirmed.A former Dublin dual star, his voice was familiar to hurling and football fans for decades.Ó Ceallacháin took over the Sunday night results programme from his father in 1948 and retired in 2011. You can listen to his last broadcast here.“Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin was a legend in sports broadcasting,” Noel Curran, RTÉ director general said today. “On RTÉ Radio 1, he presented one of the longest-running sports results programmes in the world, having joined his father on air in 1948. When he signed off on his last Gaelic Sports Results programme in 2011, it was a momentous moment not only in broadcasting but in the sporting life of the nation. His passing will be acknowledged by the many thousands of listeners for whom Sean Óg’s Sunday night broadcasts were an essential part of our sporting Sundays.”Game On presenter Damien O’Meara said he was  ”privileged to know and work with a legend but more so a kind and caring gentleman.”RTÉ Sport’s Darren Frehill added that Seán Óg Ó Ceallacháin was “one of the great GAA voices” while Adrian Eames tweeted that  his was “a voice that echoed through the ages.  A lovely man and a real gentleman.”Sean Óg Ó Ceallacháin is survived by two daughters, a son and their families.In Pics: All-Ireland club semi-finalslast_img read more

iPhone is worlds thinnest smartphone after Samsung complaint dismissed

first_imgWhile Apple is busy filing lawsuits against Samsung regarding the design of its products, Samsung has taken an opportunity to complain that the iPhone 4 is not the world’s thinnest smartphone as claimed in an Apple advertisement. Samsung believes its own Galaxy S2 is actually thinner, and therefore Apple is making false claims.The iPhone 4 is 9.3mm thick, but the Galaxy S2 is only 8.71mm thick. That’s a clear win, right? Not according to Apple who has now been backed up by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK.The point of contention is the thickest part of a smartphone. While the majority of the Galaxy S2 is indeed 8.71mm thick, it has a bulge at one end that increases the thickness to 9.91mm–much thicker than the iPhone 4. The ASA agreed with Apple that Samsung can’t claim world’s thinnest smartphone because of this, and because the iPhone 4 is no thicker than 9.3mm at any point, it gets to keep stating the title of world’s thinnest (for now) in adverts.Manufacturing a handset thinner than anyone else is a significant marketing advantage to have as it can be put to good use in advertising. It also helps sell the device because people generally associate thinner with more advanced hardware and an easier to carry around device.Although Apple can sit back happy in the knowledge it got the world’s thinnest smartphone title affirmed, will the iPhone 5 maintain it, or has some other manufacturer got a phone in development that will be thinner without a bulge? I’m confident Samsung won’t be too happy with this ruling by the ASA and is hard at work figuring out how to remove that case bulge for the next Galaxy S smartphone.via theguardianlast_img read more

Heres What Happened Today Monday

first_img Monday 13 May 2019, 8:56 PM Short URL 15,412 Views Share3 Tweet Email Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Rising rents, a drop in winter burglaries and the death of Doris Day… Get our daily news round up: Sand sculpture artist Johannes Hogebrink works on a Brexit themed sculpture at the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival. Source: Ben Birchall/PAWORLD#GERMANY: Police are investigating the deaths of five people – three of whom were killed with crossbow bolts. #SWEDEN: Prosecutors announced they will reopen an inquiry into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. #MIAMI: Charges were dropped against Conor McGregor in a case of alleged phone-snatching. #ENGLAND: The Jeremy Kyle Show has suspended recordings following the death of a participant. PARTING SHOT Source: Davids/Hallhuber/RopiIt was confirmed today that screen icon Doris Day had died, aged 97. The Guardian took a look back at her most celebrated roles.  NEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round up of today’s news. Anya Fitzgerald with Eoin age two and Kate aged six, enjoying the good weather at Seapoint in Dun Laoghaire today. Source: RollingNews.ieIRELAND The average cost of renting a property in Dublin is now €2,000 – but the Housing Minister says rents are rising at a slow rate.Garda statistics indicate winter burglaries have dropped by 50% in four years.A man was injured in a stabbing in Cork city.Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan prevented an anti-LGBT preacher from speaking in Ireland.The family of a teenage boy who was stabbed to death on Friday night thanked the public for their support.A man who raped a woman at a gaming convention lost his appeal against the length of his sentence.RTÉ received 31 complaints about a mannequin giving birth on the Late Late Show.Temperatures of up to 21 degrees are in store for most of this week.  May 13th 2019, 8:56 PM No Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Michelle Hennessylast_img read more

The Essential Characters of XMen The Animated Series

first_img SDCC 2019: Marvel’s ‘Dawn of X’ Comics Unveil Future of X-MenMarvel Posts ‘Dawn of X’ Teaser on Twitter Before SDCC 2019 I probably don’t need to tell you that X-Men: The Animated Series probably had the best version of the Dark Phoenix Saga, where Jean Grey is possessed by a benevolent cosmic force that turns dark. There’s a whole third season arc about it that is long and pretty much universally celebrated. The thing is, X-Men: The Animated Series goes far beyond the Dark Phoenix saga to deliver adaptations of old X-Characters and cameos from the greater Marvel Universe. Some of these characters end up being essential to understanding the full backstory to your favorite X-Men or X-Villains, others are characters who were uniquely and maybe best defined by their portrayal on the show.Below, I’ve highlighted some of the essential characters that appear in X-Men: The Animated Series (that ARE NOT the Phoenix Force) and make arguments as to why they aren’t just cool, they’re essential (except Alpha Flight, who I think should be on every list about this show).Ms. MarvelThough technically not an X-Men in the way that we conceive of the team, Ms. Marvel is an integral character to understanding X-Men: The Animated Series because the cartoon version of Rogue shows up with her power set. Rogue is flying and has super strength right off the bat in the animated series which are additions to her comic book portrayal where she only has the power to drain/copy mutant powers. It’s revealed in season two that Rogue’s beefier powerset in the series is because she drained all the powers from Ms. Marvel!The episode in question is “A Rogue’s Tale” where Professor Xavier’s absence causes Rogue to become haunted by a blonde woman she hallucinates. The episode’s place in the overall mythology positions the bigger reveal to be that Mystique was Rogue’s adoptive mother, but the conclusion of that flashback also shows that Rogue took all of Carol Davers’ powers, leaving her in a coma and Professor X was keeping Carol’s personality at bay in Rogue’s mind. By the time the episode ends, everyone is better except poor Ms. Marvel, who is still in a coma so Rogue can continue to fly and be super strong.Senator KellyIn season one, Senator Kelly was running for President on an anti-mutant platform and provided the political face of the human enemy while Bolivar Trask’s Sentinels and Magneto’s Brotherhood of Mutants provided more fantastical enemies for the Professor and his X-Men. In “Days of Future Past,” Mystique tries to assassinate Senator Kelly while disguised as Gambit. The X-Men manage to foil that plot with some help from Bishop and right when Senator Kelly looks like he might be open to talking to Charles Xavier about Mutant Rights, he gets abducted.In the season one finale, Master Mold had captured Kelly for brainwashing and the X-Men had to rescue him as well as defeat the Sentinel threat. In between seasons, this leads to Kelly’s election and when he appears in “Til Death Do Us Part” makes his first act as President to pardon Hank McCoy – meaning Beast finally gets out of not-a-popular-character jail a mere fourteen episodes in. Sure, President Kelly’s actions lead to the rise of the racist Friends of Humanity anti-mutant group who oppose how nice the President is being to mutants, but Kelly always was quick to denounce the mutant hate with an abbreviated but heartfelt blurting of support.Alpha FlightTo be fair, Alpha Flight only shows up for one episode of The Animated Series called “Repo Men” where they try to capture Wolverine and take his Adamantium skeleton. This version of the team is Vindicator (who is called Guardian in the comics), Shaman, Puck, Northstar, Aurora, Sasquatch, and Snowbird (though no one says Snowbird’s name, maybe because she didn’t have a toy coming out). Vindicator’s wife, Dr. Heather Hudson (who would go on to be Vindicator herself in the comics) also shows up to trigger some Wolverine flashbacks.Comic book scribe Len Wein wrote this episode and it sticks out as having an abrupt beginning and ending that makes little sense. Luckily, the main plot is about chaining Wolverine up and showing how Alpha Flight, the Canadian super-team aided in the making of Wolverine (including Heather Hudson and Logan reading together- sweet!). This lesser Canadian team never pops up again in the series to do anything substantial (they are shown as helping Earth cities evacuate in the Phoenix Saga, but they don’t speak), which makes this addition to cartoon Wolverine’s origins both bizarre and bizarrely-essential to understanding this weird series. Plus, this episode has some of Cathal J. Dodd’s best work as Wolverine.BishopBishop’s power is that he can absorb and re-direct energy, which actually doesn’t come into play as much as you’d think it would considering the entirety of this series uses special laser and energy blast effects to show the powers of mutants. Instead, Bishop is mostly used as a hot-headed time-travelling soldier with a big gun. Which was great when he showed up in the first season two-parter “Days of Future Past” taking the place of the comic book Kitty Pride.As the series progressed, Bishop remained the same, but the series also transformed Cable (who made the list as well!) into a time-travelling soldier. Then Bishop’s main character traits had to lean heavy on two tropes: 1) Bishop knows something is wrong but fails to stop it, and 2) Bishop fires his gun at stuff, and it causes no damage until the last time when it causes the perfect damage. Considering Bishop should – by all logic – be a boring character, all of his episodes in X-Men are pretty good episodes. To the point where it’s hard to deny that Bishop was essential in some ineffable way to the series.CableThe first season has Cable show up more like his 1990’s anti-authoritarian anti-hero persona, and it fits in that narrative when our X-Men get trapped making a dam in slave labor conditions. At that point, you need a cocky and mysterious mercenary-type individual to help with the jail break. Fans of the comic know that Cable is Nathan Summers, the grown son of Cyclops and a clone of Jean Grey, so having him as something of an easter egg in “Slave Island” and “The Cure” was fun (like when Moondragon shows up in the background of a season four episode).Then, in season two, Cable was revealed to be from the future, but they never made mention of the Summers family connection. In the series, Cable is from the year 3999 when the apparent final battle against Apocalypse is taking place. Cable has to jump back to 1990 with Bishop – who at this point is a very similar character – to save his young son Tyler in “Time Fugitives, Part 1 and 2.” Putting Cable at ideological odds with Bishop worked once, but by the time Cable returned for season four’s “Beyond Good and Evil,” Tyler was grown and Cable was so similar to Bishop that Bishop gets banished from the plot once Cable shows up. Meaning this character kind of ate the potential of another essential character while not diminishing either.ApocalypseApocalypse is a daunting force in the X-Men comic books, bringing about the “Age of Apocalypse” a few different ways (most recently during Marvel’s Secret Wars crossover event). The animated version of the character ends up being more of a Doctor Claw archetype (the villain of Inspector Gadget). Prone to monologuing to either hero or villain that is around to take in his view of the world, Apocalypse is an arch villain in every possible way. Cable keeps trying to stop him in the past to win a war with Apocalypse in the future, which seems entirely unavoidable. That means that there’s nothing the X-Men did in their animated series that stopped the inevitable future of Apocalypse Vs. Humanity.Like a lot of X-Men villains, Apocalypse’s powers are easy to animate through beams and blasts when he’s not shifting in size or monologuing and the design, pulling more directly from the comics than the X-Men Apocalypse movie did, is colorful and pops with pinks and purples. It’s not that the animated Apocalypse is better than his comic book counterpart, it’s that he’s the big villain of the series…well, that and humanity’s inherent fear of things that are different.JubileeJubilee is the point of view character for X-Men: The Animated Series, so she is by default essential, even if this isn’t the best version of the Jubilee character that fans have seen (call me crazy, but I like Vampire Mother Jubilee – of recent comics – better than animated Jubilee). You can tell how her Jim Lee “Blue Team” costume was updated to be a super-90s yellow trenchcoat and ever-present boxy pink glasses.Even though Jubilee doesn’t always have a lot to do with her fireworks powers, the character became popular as the teenager stand-in for the young Saturday Morning audience. Because of that, Jubilee is probably the most cameo’d X-Man to show up in the film universe for absolutely non-essential reasons. Katrina Florece played Jubilee in X-Men and saw all of her lines hit the cutting room floor. Kea Wong plays X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand, but – again – she has nothing to do. Jubilee was going to show up in X-Men: Days of Future Past but got cut before casting and finally Jubilee got some lines in X-Men: Apocalypse as played by Lana Condor. But she’s still unessential in the movies, while fully central to the animated series.MorphMorph was a character chosen for the X-Men team in “Night of the Sentinels,” the show’s pilot. Morph was based on a character called Changeling that had actually appeared in X-Men comic books before. Changeling was an adversary of the X-Men that could change his shape. Eventually, Xavier swung Changeling, but the character wasn’t long for the X-Men and was killed. Since he was dead in comic book canon, it was an easy choice to make him dead in the second episode of the series to provide some stakes. They also changed the name to “Morph,” because DC Comics had a trademark out on another character called “Changeling” at the time.In the series, Morph is a friend to all the X-Men, especially Wolverine when he’s seemingly killed by a Sentinel. Then, in season two he pops up being controlled by Mister Sinister and having a split personality: a good Morph who still loves his former X-Team, and a bad Morph who thinks his teammates left him for dead in a Sentinel battle). Once Morph is brought back to life by ret-con, he actually has some of the better emotional baggage of the series since he shares it with the audience: we totally saw the X-Men leave him for dead. We thought he was dead too. But not Morph.The entire series is available for download or purchase from Amazon.  Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

A pilot who loves the freedom of flying and defying the laws

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Nigel Hopkins is a perfect example of someone who is doing what he loves as a job.Nigel is from Pretoria and he was one of the 10 pilots competing in the KZN Regional Aerobatic Championships that were held right here at the Ladysmith aerodrome.The Ladysmith Gazette caught up with him to ask a few questions.Nigel has been flying for 27 years, 14 of those years in aerobatics.“My dad loved flying and I got it from him. I was in a plane ever since I was a baby.”One can easily tell how much flying means to him. “For me, it’s all about the feeling of freedom, defying gravity and the thrill of flying, and the advantage is that you don’t get stuck in traffic,” he jokes. Nigel is a four-time South African champion and he came second in the World Aerobatics Championships in France.He is well-known for the incident that occurred in France during the championships when, during his flight, the wing of his aircraft broke off and he was forced to parachute out. However, Nigel chooses to focus on the positives of flying and this incident hasn’t affected his love for the skies at all.He is sponsored by Porsche South Africa, Bose Aviation and many others.When Nigel isn’t flying and doing aerobatics far up above us, he can be found working for South African Airways, where he is head of training for Airbus A320.He is a family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, who all support him. “My daughters like the idea of flying, but I don’t think they will follow in my footsteps,” he quips.Nigel enjoyed showing off his skills at the championships and it was an awe-inspiring day indeed.last_img read more

10 Things You Need To Know About Data Privacy

first_img10. PKI, IPsec and RMSPublic key infrastructure (PKI) use a third party to issue keys and digital certificates, while Internet Protocol Security encrypts data for confidentiality. Luckily, Windows 2000 and later software versions have this sort of built-in support. Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) are also great tools to control what the recipients are able to do with regard to your data. 6. File PermissionsOnce you have backed up your data on a device on a regular basis, it’s important to set permissions so that certain people cannot access your files via networks you are part of. 2. Encryption crackedAll encryption technologies ( such as https, SSL, VPN and 4G encryption) routinely used to protect online transactions. However, even encryption of various tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Yahoo can be cracked, which means our data is not as secure as we always believe it to be. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite 4. Encryption servicesEncryption is the name of the game when it comes to protecting your data privacy. Many years ago, it seemed like rocket science, but today there are plenty of open source applications. These include GPG for Mail, an open source plug-in for the Apple Mail programme. These programmes however cannot prevent the government from demanding your encryption key under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000). There are nevertheless many disk encryption third-party products available that will allow you to encrypt an entire disk. 1. Your Data TrailAlmost everything we do with modern technology leaves a digital trail, and there’s no real way of escaping it as long as it’s connected to the internet. If there are no passwords or certain encryption in place within your devices, your data is less secure and easier to infiltrate. 9. SteganographyYou can hide data within data using steganopraphy, which for example, can hide a text file within another text file, or mp3 within an mp3. The data is encrypted first and then hidden inside another file through steganography software.center_img 3. EmailsIts safe to assume that all free web email services are not 100% secure, including Gmail, Yahoo etc. Fastmail is a secure and recommended choice by many, but be prepared to pay for a more secure email service. 5. BackupThere are plenty of cloud services and physical devices to backup your data. However, US, France and UK-based cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud and Evernote have been known to be hacked into by NSA and similar bodies. A number of big companies and Hollywood celebrities can also attest to major hacks into their cloud accounts. 8. Wireless TransmissionProtect your data while in transit, and only send or store data through encrypted wireless networks, preferably those with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which is stronger than Wired Equivalent Protocol (WEP). The World Wide Web has over the years become a literal giant web that almost two billion people around the world inhabit daily. We have greater access to information  but at the expense of sacrificing certain private details. While it can be said that privacy is dead, here are 10 things you need to know about data privacy and how to protect yourself and your devices while online. 7. Password ProtectHaving a good password that you change over time is a necessary step in trying to protect your data. South African data users are known to be quite relaxed about password, which makes them vulnerable to people decrypting emails and files. Setting a strong password phrase that you can build on and make stronger as you go will help secure your data. Change your password for different accounts and keep changing it (obviously while remembering it).last_img read more

What Recent Buyers Wish They Knew

first_img April 29, 2014 442 Views Following a Redfin report indicating one in four homeowners have buyer’s remorse over their current home, new research from Chase shows more than half of recent homebuyers wish they had gone into the process with greater knowledge about the financial aspects.In a survey of more than 800 recent homebuyers, Chase found approximately nine out of every 10 said that overall, they “felt prepared” when they purchased their home. Still, looking back, a combined 56 percent said they wish they were armed with more knowledge about making an offer and negotiating, the financing aspects of purchasing a house, and the actual details on closing the transaction.“While consumers said they felt prepared to buy a home and were satisfied with their home purchase, our results found that there are challenges and areas for improvement,” said Lisa Foradori, chief marketing officer for Chase Mortgage Banking.Asked about overall homebuying experience, most homeowners—40 percent—said the process took longer than they expected, while only 16 percent were surprised by how quickly it happened compared to expectations.As far as their new lifestyle goes, more than a third of recent buyers said the costs of maintaining a new home exceeded their expectations, with just more than half of first-time buyers expressing that feeling.Finally, looking back, a total of 39 percent of respondents said they would make a different choice in their purchase—either in price, size, or neighborhood—if they had a second chance.To help homebuyers—especially first-timers—coming into the market, Chase announced the launch of its “My New Home” campaign, which includes a mobile app, online educational materials, and a YouTube channel, all offering materials and advice on the entire process, from finding and financing a new home to identifying necessary loan paperwork and everything in between.“Our My New Home app helps homebuyers identify their must-haves to avoid any surprises or even regrets later,” Foradori said. Chase First-Time Homebuyers 2014-04-29 Tory Barringer What Recent Buyers Wish They Knewcenter_img Share in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, Newslast_img read more


first_imgBILL CALLAHANJULIA HOLTERTHUNDERCAT PERFUME GENIUS May 25, 2016Here are a few photos of some of the highlights of last Sundays performances during the FORM 2016 festival.[photos by Sue Kirsch]LNZNDRFcenter_img PERFUME GENIUSThere are lots of media articles about this event that you can peruse in the Media section of our web-site.More to come.last_img

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The new commissioners are Alhaji Usman Tukur from Fufore Local Government and Iliyasu Bello from Yola North Local Government.As Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, possessing stolen property and refusing to halt. One eye-witness, as recorded from a car. read more