Police capture alligator in Pembroke Pines neighborhood

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police worked to catch a small alligator that was spotted by residents in a South Florida neighborhood.Two Pembroke Pines Police officers responded to the residential neighborhood, Friday, and took the small reptile into custody.One resident in Pembroke Pines posted a picture of the alligator on Twitter after officials handled the situation. @PPinesPD Thanks to the two officers who helped keep our neighborhood safe. We appreciate you! pic.twitter.com/KG1KBFCWSs— Jenny Smith (@jasm518) March 10, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Gmail Google Drive hit with global outage

first_imgGoogle confirmed the outage to CNET. It was widespread and appeared to cover North and South America, Europe and Asia, though not all users we impacted. (Gmail was working for CNET staff in New York and Australia but not for one of our reporters in San Francisco.)Either way, you might have an excuse for not already having sent that annoying email reply.   First published, March 12 at 8:12 p.m. PT.Update, 9:20 p.m. PT: Adds update from Google. Correction, March 13 at 5:30 a.m. PT:  Fixes the time of Google’s initial notification of the outage. Update, March 13 at 5:59 a.m. PT: Notes that the outage is over.  Internet Online Happy birthday internet, @gmail is taking the day off— Slice Penala (@SlicePenala) March 13, 2019 Gmail is having issues since 10:08 PM ESThttps://t.co/vvOkRr96MSRT if it’s down for you as well #gmaildown pic.twitter.com/TtPEx6Er3V— Outage.Report (@ReportOutage) March 13, 2019 Google Drive for Android Gmail is back. Google Gmail and Google Drive are back up after an hours-long outage affecting people around the world.”The problem with Gmail should be resolved,” reads a message  posted at 11:13 p.m. PT Tuesday on Google’s GSuite Status Dashboard. “We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.”Google had a similar status message for Google Drive, posted at the same time.Gmail users flooded social media on Tuesday evening to complain about problems sending emails. Some also reported issues with Google Drive, including spotty performance and certain file types not opening.According to an initial message posted on Google’s GSuite Status Dashboard at 7:53 p.m. PT Tuesday, both Gmail and Google Drive were experiencing what it described as a “service disruption.”So what do you do when you’re email isn’t working? Send out a tweet! Tags 11center_img Gmail going down globally pic.twitter.com/qGOx7akcEs— Urthboy (@urthboy) March 13, 2019 Share your voice Help! Gmail is down and I’m being forced to chill out! pic.twitter.com/zXZuLOrSwO— Chris Sacca (@sacca) March 13, 2019 Review • Google Drive for Android gets a bit more powerful Comments Gmail Google Drive Googlelast_img read more

These exciting Mi 9 features are coming to more Xiaomi phones

first_img Is Redmi Note 7 the new-age Nokia 3310? Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:14/0:25Loaded: 0%0:14Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:11?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Xiaomi has a strong product portfolio and an equally strong software that powers all devices. The biggest joy next to upgrading to a new smartphone is getting a new software update that will refresh the user experience on the same phone. Xiaomi has a loyal MIUI community, which includes users of various Mi and Redmi phones and there’s some exciting news for all.Xiaomi launched Mi 9 with some exclusive features such as dark mode, new fingerprint animation, game turbo and more. If you’ve been eyeing those features and hoping that it would be rolled out to older phones, you are in luck.Xiaomi Internet’s general manager, Li Weixing, shared interesting information about the upcoming features for older Mi and Redmi smartphones. As per the post, several Mi 9 features will be rolled out to a wide range of Mi-series devices as well as Redmi-series phones.Li did not reveal the exact rollout date for the new features, but did give a tentative timeline, which is not too far off. The update process for these exciting Mi 9 features on older Xiaomi smartphones will commence as early as this month and conclude by April.According to the Weibo post, Xiaomi has limitations on some of its features, which will be available to different devices and not all of them. For instance, the Dynamic Wallpaper feature will be rolled out to Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi MIX 3 and Mi MIX 2S in late March. Similarly, the new fingerprint animation and shortcuts will only arrive on Mi 8 Pro and MI 8 Explorer. Xiaomi Mi 9Weibo/Lei JunBelow are the list of features and the eligible Mi and Redmi phones that will receive them alongside a tentative timeline (translated version via GizmoChina).Game Turbo ModeXiaomi will roll out the lauded Game Turbo Mode to older phones in two batches. The first batch of smartphones, which include Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2, will get the feature starting end of March and conclude by early April.The second batch of smartphones eligible for the gaming feature are Mi 8 Lite, Mi 6, Mi 6X, Mi 5S, Mi 5S Plus, Mi 5X, Mi MIX 2, Mi MIX, Mi MAX 3, Mi Note 3, Mi Note 2, Mi Play, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi 5 Plus. These phones will get the feature in mid-April. Game Turbo Mode in Mi 9Twitter/XiaomiDark ModeAs compared to Game Turbo Mode, the number of smartphones getting Dark Mode is quite less. The rollout of this feature will happen end of this month. Eligible smartphones for the feature are Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, Mi 8 Lite, Mi 6X, Mi MIX 3, Mi MIX 2S, Mi Note 3, Mi MAX 3, Redmi Note 7, Redmi Note 7 Pro, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Redmi 6 Pro, Redmi Note 5, Redmi S2.New Charging AnimationXiaomi is rolling out new charging animation for all Mi and Redmi phones in April.New Always on Display design and featuresThese features will be limited to Mi 8, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 SE, and Mi MIX 3. The update will take place end of this month.It’s worth pointing out that Xiaomi will traditionally test these features with beta users before rolling them out to all users in subsequent MIUI updates.last_img read more

Khaleda nomination rejection part of govts blueprint

first_imgLogo of BNPThe Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Sunday alleged that its chairperson Khaleda Zia’s nomination papers have been cancelled as part of government blueprint to hold a lopsided election, reports UNB.”We think it’s an ill-motivated decision. Our leader’s (Khaleda Zia) nomination papers have been rejected as part of government a master plan and a blueprint to keep her away from the election,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi.Addressing a press conference at the BNP Naya Paltan office, he also alleged their party’s some other popular candidates’ nomination papers have also been annulled as the government is trying to hold a unilateral election and stay in power by force.The Bangladesh Election Commission on Sunday trashed Khaleda’s all the three nomination papers filed for contesting the polls from Feni-1, Bogura-6 and Bogura-7 seats for her conviction in two graft cases.However, the party has alternative candidates in Feni-1 and Bagura-6 seats while it has no candidates in Bagura-6 constituency.Rizvi said the government is not willing to hold a credible election as it is desperate to retain power by any means.He, however, warned that voters will go to polling stations on 30 December braving all the obstacles to ensure the fall of the current ‘autocratic’ regime.The BNP leader said though the ruling party leaders and candidates are violating the election code of conduct, the election commission is not taking any action against them.”It seems the election commission has turned blind while the chief election commissioner and some other commissioners engaged themselves in works to help the government,” he observed.Rizvi said the government has established its control over the EC, police and civil administrations like a ghost to manipulate the election results in its favour.last_img read more

UK parliament rejects Brexit deal

first_imgA handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain`s prime minister Theresa May (C) making a statement in the House of Commons in London on 15 January 2019 directly after MPs rejected the government`s Brexit deal. Photo: AFPBritain’s parliament on Tuesday resoundingly rejected prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, triggering a no-confidence vote in her government and plunging its plans to leave the EU into further chaos.MPs voted 432 to 202 against May’s plan for taking Britain out of the European Union, the biggest parliamentary defeat for a government in modern British political history.With a deal that took nearly two years to craft in tatters and her government’s future hanging in the balance, EU leaders sounded a note of exasperation, urging Britain to come out and say what it actually wants.”If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?” EU president Donald Tusk tweeted.Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission president, warned of a heightened risk of a “no deal” Brexit — an outcome that could disrupt trade, slow down the UK economy, and wreak havoc on the financial markets.The government of Ireland — the only EU member state with a land border with Britain — said it would now intensify preparations to cope with a “disorderly Brexit”.And German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, representing the EU’s most dominant economy and leading political voice, called the vote “a bitter day for Europe”.’Catastrophic’ defeatMost lawmakers have always opposed Brexit, as have some leading members of the government, creating a contradiction that has been tearing apart Britain ever since a June 2016 referendum began its divorce from the other 27 EU states.Moments after Tuesday’s outcome, which was met with huge cheers by hundreds of anti-Brexit campaigners who watched the vote on big screens, opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn submitted a motion of no-confidence in May’s government, calling her defeat “catastrophic”.The vote is expected on Wednesday at 1900 GMT.May sought to strike a conciliatory tone, telling MPs they had the right to challenge her leadership and promising to hold more talks to salvage a workable solution by the rapidly approaching 29 March Brexit deadline.She promised to hold discussions with MPs from across parliament to identify ideas “that are genuinely negotiable and have sufficient support in this House”.”If these meetings yield such ideas, the government will then explore them with the European Union.”Downing Street said May will then return to parliament with a new Brexit proposal on Monday.’Political poker’With their nation again in turmoil, noisy supporters and opponents of Brexit, rallied outside the ancient parliament building in London.”It could end up being the day that will lead to us leaving with no deal!” said 25-year-old Simon Fisher, who backs a swift and sharp break with the EU.A much larger rally nearby in support of a second referendum turned Parliament Square, dotted with statues of past UK leaders, into a sea of EU flags.Economists said the scale of May’s defeat — on the upper end of most predictions — now also put pressure on Brussels to make more meaningful compromises.The pound surged higher against the dollar and euro after the vote, seemingly buoyed by May’s promise to seek a compromise with her opponents.”Markets project beliefs and the underlying belief is that nobody’s going to be committing economic suicide,” BK Asset Management’s Boris Schlossberg said.But businesses voiced alarm about the outcome, which does nothing to resolve uncertainty that has been dampening the UK investment climate for months.”Financial stability must not be jeopardised in a game of high-stakes political poker,” warned Catherine McGuinness, policy chair at the City of London Corporation, the body governing the British capital’s massive financial district.’Warm words not enough’May made it her mission to carry out the wishes of voters after she became prime minister a month after the referendum, putting aside her own initial misgivings and stating repeatedly that “Brexit means Brexit”.But her deal raised concern that Britain could end up locked in an unfavourable trading relationship with the EU.Criticism of the deal was focused on an arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules, if and until London and Brussels sign a new economic partnership — a tortuous process that could take several years.Arlene Foster, head of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party upon which May relies for her parliamentary majority, said May needed to win binding concessions from Brussels to secure her vote.”Reassurances whether in the form of letters or warm words, will not be enough,” said Foster.”The prime minister must now go back to the European Union and seek fundamental change to the Withdrawal Agreement.”Speculation is growing on both sides of the Channel that May could ask to delay Britain’s divorce from the EU after almost half a century of membership.But a diplomatic source told AFP any extension would not be possible beyond 30 June, when the new European Parliament 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Stretch Of Yale Street Closer To Becoming Green Corridor

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Edel HowlinJonathan Smulian with the Houston Heights Association wants part of Yale Street be designated a “green corridor.”Some 500 trees line both sides of Yale Street in the Heights. They were planted by residents in 1987.“And with the street changing its character very quickly, we felt that we should try to get more protection for the trees which line the street,” said Jonathan Smulian with the Urban Forestry Committee of the Houston Heights Association.A couple of years ago, the group found a provision in the city’s code of ordinances that had never been used: It allows for the designation of a “green corridor,” where trees with 15 inches or more diameter may not be cut down without the approval of the city’s parks department and replacing them or paying a fee.The group collected signatures from commercial property owners along Yale between Sixth and 19th Street, a 1.6 mile stretch, to present to the city.Seventy-six percent were in favor of the designation, just enough to meet the “green corridor” criteria.On Wednesday, Smulian and other supporters spoke at a public hearing before City Council.Council member Karla Cisneros liked the idea. She said it could be the first of several green corridors in the city.“We also need to think about potential corridors that maybe don’t even have trees on them that would help us then link these thoroughfares and create this network through our city,” she said.Mayor Sylvester Turner seemed open to the idea but emphasized it has to come from the residents.“This is where the people in the community – people along the streets, the corridor – are asking us to do it and simply asking us to ratify something they already want,” he said.Turner said he will wait to present the Yale Street green corridor designation for a city council vote until two or three weeks from now to make sure more residents will have an opportunity to weigh in.The ordinance does not affect residential homeowners or trees on private commercial property behind a designated setback.Editor’s note: This story was updated with more information.  X Share 00:00 /01:48 Listenlast_img read more