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Top SA Resort On Block As Indian Owner Accused Of $1bn Fraud

first_imgLittle on earth is more relaxing and rejuvenating than the South African bush. I was privileged to get another dose over the weekend at the 12 000 hectare Mabula Lodge, an easy couple hours drive from Johannesburg.Here’s how imaging an alert zebra in the bush can help to quell your rising fear of flying.I’ve been to Mabula a few times over the years and never seen it in better shape. Reason, locals say, is the injection of capital by Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya who bought the game reserve for a reported R100m.Read it at Biz News Related Itemslast_img read more

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Boxing: Dmitry Bivol succesfully defends his WBA World title

first_imgAlso Read:Boxing: Eleider Alvarez knocks out Sergey Kovalev to become new Light Heavyweight Champ Advertisement AdvertisementWBA Light-Heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol wants to make a statement about the praise of his potential.Isaac Chilemba, who is almost out of boxing, has possibly made his last title appearance.This fight started off with the young champion showing that even at a disadvantage, he can execute his game-plan. Using feints and supreme footwork, he was able to get off first with big combinations.Chilemba was hurt in the second by a hook, but was able to weather the storm. The rest of the round (and also the fight) saw him take some hard shots and seem to be confused by the movement and angles of the champion.Chilemba had moments using the jab and countering, but continued fighting off the back foot too much; hindering his effectiveness and costing him rounds.By the championship rounds, Chilemba made the right adjustments and had Bivol backpedaling at times.However, the champion looked to be in cruise control as he was able to land the more significant punches.Although Bivol won virtually every round, some fans feel he could have done more.Leading up to this fight, Bivol expressed interest in unifying against Sergey Kovalev.last_img read more

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Against the Spread: How to Bet OSU-Pittsburgh

first_imgMike Gundy’s Cowboys laid a beatdown on an overmatched opponent in South Alabama on Friday evening, moving to 2-0 against the spread in Vegas this season with a 44-7 win and near shutout from the defense.With OSU’s first Power 5 opponent looming on Saturday, here’s everything you need to know before you lay money down on the Cowboys’ second road game of the season at Pittsburgh.Against the spread in 2017• OSU: 2-0 — It’s never a great feeling laying 27.5 points on the road, even if it’s a Sun Belt opponent. But OSU cleared the hurdle with ease Friday to remain undefeated against the spread this season.Against Pitt, OSU opened as an 11.5 point favorite and that line has since risen to 14 on Bovada.• Pitt: 0-1-1 — Pitt hasn’t won against the spread thus far, having endured a closer-than-expected opener against Youngstown State (who covered) and getting a push against Penn State this weekend by losing by 19 points with a spread of 19.Advice: Take OSU and give the points. Against Penn State, Pitt struggled mightily on offense. I think Rudolph and the Pokes will run laps around the Panthers, who simply won’t have the man power to keep pace. So long as the line stays under 20, it’s fair game to me.Straight up in 2017• OSU: 2-0 — Tulsa and S. Alabama were no match for the Pokes, who have handled their opponents with an average margin of victory this season at 36.• Pitt: 1-1 — The Panthers barely beat a middling Youngstown State team, and lost pretty handily to Penn State.Advice: Take OSU straight up, without question. Pokes roll.Over/Under• OSU: The Pokes and Tulsa hit the over, but OSU and South Alabama combined for just 51 points Friday — 17 points short of the line.• Pitt: Under is the way to be for Pitt, which has gone under by a combined 33 points in 2 games.Advice: The over/under is set at 65.5. Take the over. OSU might hit the over on offense alone!Bonus picks• Take Duke -13.5 vs. Baylor: Baylor just lost by 7 points to UTSA. Against a Power 5 opponent, I’m fearful (yet somewhat excited) to see what an ACC team like Duke can draw up against the Bears. So take Duke -13.5, because I think this could get ugly. Plus, Duke is 2-0 against the spread and won by double digits as an underdog this past weekend. Oh, and this one’s in Durham.• #RollTide with Bama as a 27.5-point home favorite over Colorado State. Against Fresno State this weekend, Saban’s squad allowed 10 points — even more than Florida State scored in Week 1! I can see Saban overhauling his defense entirely because of this development (kidding, I think), and CSU will be all the worse for it.• Hook the Horns vs. USC — Tom Herman’s squad is 17-point road dogs against the fourth-ranked Trojans. Yeah, the Maryland game was a stinker. And no, I don’t think Texas is back. But I do believe Texas will keep it within 17 with maybe a little backdoor cover action in garbage time …Door GIF by Miike Snow - Find & Share on GIPHYHappy betting, folks. May the odds be ever in your favor.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Experimental England defeat Lithuania

first_imgLithuania 0 England 1: Kane penalty enough as Three Lions finish campaign unbeaten Ryan Benson 01:57 10/9/17 kane-cropped Getty Images England claimed an underwhelming 1-0 win in Lithuania on Sunday, as Gareth Southgate’s men wrapped up World Cup qualifying unbeaten. Harry Kane continued his stunning goalscoring form as England beat Lithuania 1-0 in Vilnius on Sunday to ensure the Three Lions finished their successful World Cup qualification campaign unbeaten.Harry Winks and Harry Maguire both impressed on their debuts, but it was Kane who made the difference with a first-half penalty as England claimed the three points, three days after securing their passage to Russia with victory over Slovenia.It took England a while to get going and they barely deserved the lead when Kane opened the scoring with his 15th goal in 10 games for club and country just before the half-hour mark after Dele Alli won the visitors a penalty. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The goal began a period of England control which extended into the second half, but they were almost pegged back soon after the break when Jack Butland had to be at his best to prevent Michael Keane from putting through his own net.England’s intensity seemed to drop after the hour, with goal-scoring chances infrequent at both ends of the pitch.And, with neither side having anything but pride to play for, the match petered out towards the end, with England doing just about enough to secure a rather tepid win.England were able to enjoy the luxury of knowing that their participation in Russia next year would not be affected by proceedings in Vilnius, but the certainty that provided did not result in them playing with extra freedom during the early exchanges.The first chance of the match fell to Lithuania, as Darvydas Sernas sent a first-time flick just wide of the left-hand post 11 minutes in.England had to wait another 14 minutes for their first opportunity and it fell to the wrong man, as Keane hit a half-volley wide from 16 yards.The breakthrough arrived soon after, however, as Kane slammed a penalty in off the left-hand post after Alli was brought down by Linas Klimavicius.15 – Harry Kane has scored 15 goals in his last 10 matches in all competitions for club and country. Flourishing. pic.twitter.com/umy4kBorGm— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 8, 2017England began to click after the goal and Marcus Rashford almost added another six minutes before the break, taking on the left-back before cutting in and seeing a left-footed effort palmed away by Ernestas Setkus.The away side remained the dominant force after the break, but they were almost caught out in the 55th minute, Butland coming to the rescue with a fine save to prevent Keane turning in Fedor Cernych’s cross.Lithuania crafted another chance just after the hour mark – Sernas blasting over from 20 yards after a lovely flowing move on the right flank.A rare second-half opportunity presented itself to England 22 minutes from the end, but Setkus did well to push Aaron Cresswell’s header away from the top corner.Lithuania substitute Deivydas Matulevicius probably should have rescued a point late on when he latched on to a clever ball in behind the England defence, but Butland was equal to his effort as Southgate’s men held on to claim victory. read morelast_img read more

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This Tiny Concrete Home in Tokyo Feels a Lot Bigger Than It Is

first_img Atelier TEKUTO This Desert Oasis Is a Stylish Update on Classic Adobe Homes Atelier TEKUTO For Sale: A Treehouse in the Suburbs Designed by John Lautner The final layout is four floors of glass and concrete that reaches into the sky. The main level holds the gallery and Japanese room, which features a tatami mat floor. The second floor holds the living room, dining room, kitchen, and bathroom. In the small living room, the ceiling is double the usual height to create a sense of openness in a tight space. A large triangular window lets light flood the room, making it feel bright and airy. The top level houses the couple’s bedroom, and the audio visual room was tucked into the basement, which helped aid in the sound-proofing.The home was designed as one continuous vertical volume. This, combined with open tread staircases, allows maximum light to reach all corners of the home, including the basement level.To create a concrete home that felt open, the team developed a 100-percent recyclable concrete made from shirasu instead of sand. Shirasu is a special volcanic ash deposit created from pyroclastic flow and is found all over southern Japan. Special micro closed-cells give the shirasu a unique property: it creates concrete that can control humidity and deodorize the air, both of which are important features in humid, crowded Tokyo. Previous Atelier TEKUTO Atelier TEKUTO Atelier TEKUTO 1 of 7 Editors’ Recommendations As the world’s most populous cities struggle with a housing shortage, more and more architects are getting creative with buildings that maximize space on small pieces of land.This holds true for R torso C house, an award-winning, cleverly designed home from Tokyo-based architectural firm Atelier TEKUTO. The private residence, which sits on a corner plot in Tokyo that is just 66 square meters (or 216 square feet), makes use of an angular shape and high ceilings to create the illusion of a spacious home inside and out. With a very small 337 square feet of floor space, Atelier TEKUTO packed as much as they could into this “micro-house”.Architect Yasuhiro Yamashita is no stranger to tiny houses; the firm specializes in creating structures that take advantage of every last inch of available space. But he had to get really creative with R torso C. The couple wanted a home that had the traditional spaces like a living room, dining room, and “Japanese room,” but they also needed a gallery space and an insulated audio visual space — all while remaining environmentally friendly. Atelier TEKUTO Next Shark House’s Dramatic Angles Have Serious Bite Atelier TEKUTO North Canon Drive Residence Is Worth Every Penny of Its $45 Million Price Tag Atelier TEKUTO Thailand’s WARchitect Design Studio is Elevating Home Designlast_img read more

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Hundreds Gather to Promote Workplace Safety

first_img The annual event provides an opportunity for government, employers, workers and safety leaders to share insight and best practices on how to make workplace safety a habit. “In life, we often learn by doing and habits are passed on from person to person. Ensuring the knowledge and sharing of best practices in an organization helps establish good habits that are the fabric of safety culture,” said Stuart MacLean, CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board. “That’s how we’re going to continue to improve, and that’s how we’re going to make Nova Scotia the safest place to work in Canada.” For more information on North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, visit www.naosh.ca . The Workplace Safety Strategy progress report is available online at www.workplacesafetystrategy.ca . The new Small Business Safety Toolkit is available online at www.workplace-safety-toolkit.ca/toolkit.aspx . changes to the administrative penalties system to put more focus on education, and to direct fines collected towards initiatives that will help make workplaces safer an increase in targeted inspections, doubling those of high-risk companies with poor safety records the creation of a Safe at Sea Alliance, made up of fishermen, their families and community members, to examine safety in the industry the introduction of an online workplace health and safety quiz More than 250 safety professionals kicked off North American Occupational Safety and Health Week at a symposium in Dartmouth, today, May 4. Participants learned about a new small business safety toolkit that provides easy-to-use, step-by-step guidelines and sample forms to identify hazards and develop a safety plan. “When you’re running a small business you have a lot to manage,” said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Kelly Regan. “This toolkit will help business owners and managers protect their most valuable resource — their workers — so they can return home safe at the end of the day.” Topics on the agenda included safety leadership, occupational health and safety law, psychological health, and how to make safety a part of daily operations. “At the NSLC we see workplace safety as a partnership in prevention,” said Brad Doell, vice-president of supply chain and procurement, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. “To be successful everyone needs to be a participant. This includes having buy-in from the top and an actively engaged and involved team of employees.” Participants were also updated on the province’s Workplace Safety Strategy, including: last_img read more

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Illegal sand mining Apex court notice to Centre CBI 5 states

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court directed the Centre, CBI and five states on Wednesday to respond to a plea which has sought investigation in illegal sand mining cases and termination of leases of entities which are involved in it.A bench headed by Justice S A Bobde initially asked the petitioner to approach the high court with his grievances but later issued notices to the Centre, CBI and states of Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe plea has alleged that illegal sand mining across the country has caused damage to the environment and adversely impacted the natural ecological system of the adjoining areas. During the hearing, the bench told advocate Prashant Bhushan, who appeared for petitioner M Alagarsamy, that they should move the high court first. “We want to have the advantage of high court’s order so that we can decide it properly,” the bench, also comprising Justices R Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai, told Bhushan. Bhushan said that “environmental havoc” has been created due to illegal sand mining and the authorities concerned have allowed entities to carry out mining without even mandatory environmental plan and clearance.last_img read more

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School manager held for behaving inappropriately with Class 3 student in UPs

first_imgBadaun (UP): The manager of a school here was arrested after the father of an eight-year-old girl lodged a police complaint accusing him of inappropriate behaviour with his daughter, police said on Wednesday. The father of the Class 3 student lodged the complaint against the manager of a school in the Nai Sarai locality under the Sadar Kotwali police station limits on Tuesday, alleging that the accused had called his daughter over to a room, where he behaved inappropriately with her, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashok Kumar Tripathi said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The complainant also alleged that when he confronted the accused about the incident, the latter threw him out of the school, the officer said. The girl said the accused had also behaved in a similar manner with some other girls studying in the school, the SSP said, adding that a group of parents staged a protest in front of the school and the police had to rush to the spot to control the situation. The accused had been arrested and a probe launched into the matter, the officer said.last_img read more

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Ottawa BC to push electrification of gas industry to cut carbon emissions

first_imgB.C. Premier John Horgan joined Trudeau in making the announcement at a BC Hydro training centre in Surrey, saying the two governments are working to make the economy more environmentally sustainable.Environmental groups have criticized Horgan’s NDP government for its backing of the liquefied natural gas industry in B.C., arguing changes to the province’s tax structure and subsidies are helping a sector that increases carbon pollution.The federal and provincial governments have boosted LNG Canada’s plans for a $40-billion project in Kitimat, which is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs and up to 950 permanent positions in the processing terminal on the coast of B.C. SURREY, B.C. – The federal and British Columbia governments want to power the production of the natural gas industry in the province using electricity.As part of an agreement announced today, the two governments and BC Hydro are forming a committee to push projects that increase power transmission.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the agreement is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the natural gas industry, which produces about 18 percent of the carbon pollution in the province.last_img read more

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White House defends spying on civilians

But the Obama administration, while declining to comment on the specific order, said the practice was “a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats to the United States”. The administration stressed that the court order obtained by the Guardian relates to call data, and does not allow the government to listen in to anyone’s calls. Under the terms of the blanket order, the numbers of both parties on a call are handed over, as is location data, call duration, unique identifiers, and the time and duration of all calls. The contents of the conversation itself are not covered.The disclosure has reignited longstanding debates in the US over the proper extent of the government’s domestic spying powers. Under the Bush administration, officials in security agencies had disclosed to reporters the large-scale collection of call records data by the NSA, but this is the first time significant and top-secret documents have revealed the continuation of the practice under President Obama.The White House stressed that orders such as the one disclosed by the Guardian would only cover data about the calls rather than their content. A senior administration official said: “Information of the sort described in the Guardian article has been a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats to the United States, as it allows counter-terrorism personnel to discover whether known or suspected terrorists have been in contact with other persons who may be engaged in terrorist activities, particularly people located inside the United States.“As we have publicly stated before, all three branches of government are involved in reviewing and authorising intelligence collection under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Congress passed that act and is regularly and fully briefed on how it is used, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authorises such collection. There is a robust legal regime in place governing all activities conducted pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.” The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (Fisa) granted the order to the FBI on April 25, giving the government unlimited authority to obtain the data for a specified three-month period ending on July 19. The White House has sought to justify its surveillance of millions of Americans’ phone records as anger grows over revelations that a secret court order gives the National Security Agency blanket authority to collect call data from a major phone carrier.Politicians and civil liberties campaigners described the disclosures, revealed by the Guardian on Wednesday, as the most sweeping intrusion into private data they had ever seen by the US government. This point was also made by the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, Dianne Feinstein. “This is just meta data. There is no content involved,” she told reporters on Capitol Hill. “In other words, no content of a communication. … The records can only be accessed under heightened standards.” read more

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Security Council ready to help implement Cyprus plan if it is approved

German Ambassador Gunter Pleuger, Council President for April, told reporters that should Cypriots approve the plan on 24 April, Council members stood ready “to take further actions as provided for in the plan, including by establishing a new UN operation in support of its swift and full implementation by all parties.”They would also be committed to helping ensure that the parties fully meet their commitments under the settlement, Ambassador Pleuger said.Both Greek Cypriot leader Tassos Papadopoulos and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash have voiced their opposition to the plan, which was finalized last month by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and would create a Greek Cypriot state and a Turkish Cypriot state linked by a federal government.Ambassador Pleuger also said Council members welcomed the results of yesterday’s preparatory International Donors Conference for Cyprus in Brussels to organize financial support to cover costs linked to a possible political settlement to the Cyprus question.”The members of the Council recognize the commitments of the donors as a demonstration of their willingness to provide the necessary financial resources” to implement the Secretary-General’s settlement plan should it be approved, he added. Video of Council President’s remarks [08mins] read more

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The Spurs Deconstruction of the Heat Is Now Complete

For the fifth time and in one of the most dominating fashions the NBA Finals has ever seen, the San Antonio Spurs won the title on Sunday night. The Spurs beat the Miami Heat, 104-87, their third consecutive double-digit win.How dominant were the Spurs? San Antonio led the league in per-100-possession point differential during the regular season at +8.1. The Spurs were +13.0 or better in all four of their Finals wins.The ascension of finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, the decline of Miami’s defense, the battle of the role players going emphatically to San Antonio, Manu Ginobili immersing himself in the fountain of youth — many elements explain this Spurs breakthrough. But perhaps nothing was more important than San Antonio’s ball movement.As I’ve highlighted before, the Heat play an aggressive, trapping style of defense. If the Spurs maintained composure and continued to swing the ball during the finals, they would stretch Miami’s defense to the breaking point.That’s exactly what happened.In the Finals, the Spurs had 127 assists to just 76 for the Heat. Even if we account for their many more made field goals and instead compare the percentage of assisted baskets, the Spurs still have an enormous edge: 66 percent to 45 percent.More revealing: The Spurs had 42 secondary assists in the series (tracked by the NBA’s SportVU Player Tracking System, these are passes that led directly to an assist). That means that a third of the Spurs’ assists in the series were part of a sequence of two or more passes. Looking at the numbers game by game, we can see the stark difference in the way the Heat and the Spurs went about their business.The secondary assist percentage shown here is the percentage of each team’s baskets for which a secondary assist was recorded. For the Heat, those numbers dropped off significantly from the regular season, when Miami had an assist percentage of 59 percent and a secondary assist percentage of 16 percent. The Spurs defense was disruptive enough that it forced the Heat toward relying on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade to create offense, often singlehandedly.One might imagine that the Spurs would have a harder time executing against an NBA Finals-caliber team (not to mention a two-time defending champ) than they did in the regular season. But the Spurs pretty much met their regular season numbers: an assist percentage of 62 percent and a secondary assist percentage of 18 percent. The Heat’s defense wasn’t able to shake the Spurs out of their rhythm, and Miami paid the price, over and over again. read more

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Queen spotted at the wheel of her Jaguar on the way back

first_imgWhile she has multiple vehicles and a chauffeur for Royal events, she is most frequently seen in her trusty Range Rover.After the Duke of Edinburgh announced his retirement from his Royal duties last week, the children and grandchildren of the Queen have embarked on a new phase of public duties, as “Team Windsor” rallied round to fill the his shoes. Staff at the palaces have been given a pep talk on how they will be encouraged to pull together, as three generations of the Royal family work ever closer with the common purpose of supporting the Queen.Team Windsor, as it is being called by aides, will jointly spread the burden of taking the Duke’s workload from August, when he has announced he will retire from public duties. Credit: JIM BENNETT  Dame Anna Wintour is made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II The Queen Leaves the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Park Today after going to Sunday Service Via Public Roads. Despite her husband’s retirement last week, the Queen is still happy to be out and about, driving herself back from church.The 91-year-old was seen behind the wheel of her Jaguar car as she returned from a Sunday morning service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Park.She is known for her love of driving and is often seen in her cars on the Sandringham estate.center_img  Dame Anna Wintour is made a Dame Commander of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth IICredit:Yui Mok/PA Wire The Queen learned to drive while serving as a mechanic in the Women’ s Auxillary Territorial Service during the Second World War.  Despite her prowess, the monarch is the only person in the UK who is allowed to drive without a license.She is also the only person apart from park rangers who is allowed to drive down the 2.6-mile Long Walk in Windsor. The Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Royal and Earl of Wessex each stepped up a day after the Duke announced his retirement, in a very visible sign of a new collaborative Royal era.While the Duke of Edinburgh, 95, departed London to spend the day privately with friends, the Queen was joined by the Duke of Cambridge for a working lunch at Buckingham Palace. 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.last_img read more

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TV3 received 20 complaints about Keith Barrys Russian Roulette stunt

first_imgTV3 ensured that the gun effect on Brain Hacker was aired after the 9pm watershed and as late as possible into the show.Within the actual effect itself, Keith (under fully supervised conditions) attempts to demonstrate just how dangerous even a “blank” bullet can be (by destroying the apple), so at all times viewers are reminded of the absolute dangers involved in the effect.Barry also defended the broadcast: “I have trained extensively for years to accomplish the stunts I perform. Using a combination of hypnosis/persuasion and heightened intuition I am in the position to be able to perform the impossible”, he said.Throughout my career I have included danger stunts in the form of entertainment and look forward to performing many many more in the future. At no time should anyone attempt to replicate what I do.Keith Barry: Brain Hacker continues this Sunday at 9pm on TV3.Here’s what to expect from Graham Linehan’s new Irish sitcom>Republic of Telly’s take on Transfer Deadline Day is pretty funny> MENTALIST KEITH BARRY’s latest Brain Hacker stunt didn’t go down too well with some TV3 viewers.The broadcaster confirmed that it has received 20 complaints in relation to a Russian Roulette style segment featured in a recent episode of the series.During Sunday night’s episode Barry loaded one of three pistols with a blank cartridge before asking a member of the audience to shuffle the guns. He then proceeded to pick up two of them at random, point them at his own head, and pull the trigger.Neither of the guns he selected were loaded and he used the third to shoot an apple, revealing the extent of the damage which the bullet could have caused. However, some viewers argued that watching Barry pull the triggers of the unloaded weapons had been distressing.A spokesperson for the broadcaster defended the decision to air the stunt, highlighting the fact that the show carried a warning at both the beginning of the programme and the end.last_img read more

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Microsoft might let you skip the Start Screen in Windows 81

first_imgRejoice, Windows 8 users who don’t like that pesky Start Screen getting in your way after every boot sequence. Microsoft might let you flip a switch and jump straight to the desktop in Windows 8.1.Leaked builds of the first Windows Blue update have been floating around the web for a while now. The latest features a revamped twinui.dll file that looks like it will check either a registry key or policy setting to see if a user wants the Start Screen displayed.Russian blog Microsoft Portal spotted the value, which is tagged CanSuppressStartScreen in the DLL’s inner workings.Unless this toggle happens to pop up in the expanded Start Screen personalization options, it’s clear that this is aimed squarely at enterprise environments. The Start Screen and Windows 8’s dual interfaces have been heavily criticized by some, and Microsoft is no doubt considering all kinds of adjustments that will make Windows 8.1 a little more appealing to IT administrators.Since it’s already possible to shoehorn something similar (just add Explorer.exe to the CurrentVersion\Run registry key), Microsoft may have decided that adding a policy option makes sense. Policy settings, however, only apply to Windows Pro or Enterprise versions.Does that mean this won’t be offered to home users? Not necessarily. Windows 8.1 won’t be ready for public consumption for a few more months, so there’s plenty of time for Microsoft to add a switch somewhere in the revamped PC settings screens. After all, Windows 8 home will skip the Start Screen with the aforementioned registry hack, too.last_img read more

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