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

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Tarantino love letter to movies has

first_imgOriginally published July 26.  10 best free movie and TV streaming services 2:38 Comments Tags Movie reviews Share your voice Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, is actually two stories. On the one hand, you have the odd couple of Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth. Dalton, an actor who’s seen better days, left his TV hit to make movies and has struggled ever since. Booth is his stunt double, driver, impromptu therapist and best friend. On the other hand, you have Dalton’s new neighbors: director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate. Similar to what he did in Inglorious Basterds, Tarantino reinvents history here, imagining an alternate version of 1969 Hollywood in which Dalton lives next door to Tate on Cielo Drive, where the actress and three of her friends were famously murdered by the Charles Manson family.I was all in for the stylish homage to Hollywood’s golden age. I just wish it didn’t also have to be a horrific real crime with the full-on, blood-spattering Tarantino treatment. I should say up front that I’ve never been a Quentin Tarantino fan. I found both Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction violent and uncomfortable to watch. Watching Kill Bill: Vol. 1, I wanted to leave the theater because I was disgusted by all the blood and explicit acts of violence against women. I never bothered with Vol. 2. I’m among those who think Tarantino’s time may have passed and never understood why he was so revered. So I was ready to hate Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. In fact, I liked it, though I have some quibbles. Not the least of them is that at 161 minutes, the film would have benefitted from being shorter and tighter. Basically one movie instead of two. qt9-r-00318-01-rgbQuentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt on the set of Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures There’s already a lot going on in a film with two very strong leads. One (DiCaprio) is going through quite the midlife crisis. The other (Pitt) is just trying to scrape by. On top of that, you have an ensemble with so many famous names it’s hard to recall them all. We’re talking the likes of Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Luke Perry, Rumer Willis, Bruce Dern, Scoot McNairy and Lena Dunham.qt9-r-00061-rMargot Robbie in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Andrew Cooper/Sony Pictures With so many characters popping up, Margot Robbie doesn’t really have much to do as Sharon Tate other than stand there with perfect blond hair and exquisitely sculpted legs. She’s flawless throughout the whole movie, with one exception. In Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Tarantino lets everyone know that even gorgeous women snore. Actress Margaret Qualley gets a similar superficial treatment. She plays Pussycat, a member of the Charles Manson family with a penchant for hitchhiking and flirting. She has a scene with Pitt’s character that is quite cringe-inducing. Not only because she looks like a teenager and he’s well into his fifties, but because at one point she offers him oral sex while he’s driving. But let’s talk more about what I liked in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Longtime Los Angeles institutions (and their neon lights) make an appearance: among them, restaurants Musso & Frank Grill and El Coyote, the landmark Capitol Records and theaters Cinerama Dome, Bruin and Pantages. center_img 77 Photos 2019 movies to geek out over Endless cameos and historic references will seduce any film and TV buff. Mike Moh plays a cocky version of Bruce Lee who says things like, “My hands are registered as lethal weapons.” Damian Lewis plays a blond-but-not-cool-enough Steve McQueen. Director Sergio Corbucci’s name is shown some reverence. There are countless references to spaghetti westerns (the title of the movie being one of them). People are glued to their TV sets to watch Three in the Attic, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The F.B.I. Our protagonists’ pasts are re-enacted as little flashback sequences perfectly interwoven into the action, and Tarantino has a lot of fun with the format, especially with Dalton, as we get a glimpse of his work as an actor but also how it could have been. One standout sequence shows the ending of The Great Escape with DiCaprio’s Dalton playing McQueen’s character in a way that made me want to watch The Great Escape for the umpteenth time. In another sequence, we see Dalton as a performer lashing out in the funniest way because he can’t remember his lines. Then there’s Pitt, whose cool Cliff Booth is arguably just as objectified as Robbie’s and Qualley’s characters. He has a shirtless sequence on top of a sunny roof where he doesn’t have any reason to be jealous of his very ripped and younger Fight Club self.There’s much more to say about Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. The camera moves masterfully. The soundtrack is catchy. There’s some sort of shoe and foot fetish going on. A conversation between Dalton and a child actor is both hysterical and raw.Be sure to go see the movie the way the director intended you to see it: in 35mm. I just hope you’re luckier than me and your theater has more than one projector, like the charming little theater I saw it in has. Otherwise, prepare yourself for a pause every hour or so as they change reels. Or just take that opportunity to stretch your legs. Did I mention this is a 161-minute movie? Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies 9last_img read more

Fort Bend County Is Collecting Old Tires For Free This Saturday

first_img 00:00 /00:43 X @FBMRC & HHS are offering a FREE tire drive on 4/7 @ the Rosenberg Annex parking lot 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. (limit 8 tires /car). Unused tires R the perfect breeding environment for mosquitoes BC they provide insulation & protection for mosquito eggs (yuck!). #PublicHealthPreparedness pic.twitter.com/4pwUISHy4A— Health & Human Ser. (@FortBendHealth) March 22, 2018 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Gail Delaughter Tire dumping is an issue all over the region. These tires were found dumped in Houston’s Near Northside neighborhood.We recently looked at the problem of illegal tire dumping in Harris County. It’s also an issue in Fort Bend County and officials there are hoping to do something about it.This weekend, Fort Bend County Health and Human Services is having a big tire recycling event where residents can dispose of tires for free. Usually the county collects a fee.Spokeswoman Yaneth Calderon said one of their big concerns is rainwater that collects in discarded tires.“We’ve had quite a bit of rain here in the last few weeks,” explained Calderon. “And with the summer coming up and the warmer weather, it’s definitely the perfect combination for mosquitoes to breed.”And once mosquitoes start breeding, that could lead to the spread of diseases like West Nile, Zika, and Chikungunya.“We definitely want to reduce the mosquito population now before we do see a surge of them in the summer months,” added Calderon.That tire recycling event is this Saturday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the county annex in Rosenberg. The address is 4520 Reading Road.Fort Bend County residents can drop off up to eight tires free of charge. The tires have to be taken off their rims first, and Calderon said they’re not accepting tires from businesses.center_img Listen Sharelast_img read more

Childrens National Hospital Kicks Off The Light Up Dr Bear Campaign

first_imgBy Brianna McAdoo, AFRO Staff WriterWashington D.C.’s very own Children’s National Hospital is kicking off the holiday season with the “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign. The goal: to bring a little more joy and light into children’s lives.In this new campaign, bears have been placed around the Washington D.C. area. With every donation the bear illuminates, providing a visual representation of the impact you are making on a child’s life with your donation.(Courtesy Photo)The Children’s National Hospital is the premiere pediatric hospital in Washington D.C. ranking No. 5 in the nation on the U.S News & World Report’s 2018-2019 Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll. Additionally, it is the only hospital in the District that gears its environment, care and medical practices for children solely.The “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign began Nov. 23 and will extend to Dec. 31. The 316 bears placed in hospitals and around the city represent the 316 patient bed’s currently at the Children’s hospital. The bear is the mascot of Children’s National Hospital.DeAnn Marshall, MHA, president of the Children’s Hospital Foundation said, “Through the ‘Light Up Dr. Bear’ campaign, we are pleased to encourage the community to show their support for children and their families in a truly meaningful and impactful way. This year, approximately 300 children and their families will be spending the holiday season in the hospital. Each donation makes an immediate impact on the families in our care, brightening their day and bringing a smile to their face.”The “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign was created to raise money for children regardless of their ailment or financial circumstance, and to fund research for cures and medical discovery. As a non-profit hospital servicing more than 230,000 patients annually, donations are integral to making the exceptional work they do possible.Tierra, mom of Priest – a baby who spent his first 16 months of life in the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital – said, “It’s a really amazing thing for families like ours who spend so much time here to see the bears light up and know people are out there caring and supporting us. All I can say is thank you. I’ve been here a long, long, long time, so I know the needs of the parents and the children here, and it’s a great cause, so please continue to donate.”For more information or to make a donation to the “Light Up Dr. Bear” campaign, visit ChildrensNational.org/Light or text Light10 to 50555.last_img read more

Renewables can fill 80 percent electricity demand in US in 2050

first_imgTransformation of the Electric Sector (Phys.org) — In the United States, renewable energy sources could supply 80 percent of electricity demand in 2050 just by using technologies commercially available today. That is the word from a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Renewable Electricity Futures Study (RE Futures). The report offers a detailed focus on the extent to which U.S. electricity needs can be supplied by renewable energy sources, including biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further More information: www.nrel.gov/analysis/re_futures/ Renewable energy costs falling: agency The lineup of renewable electricity technologies is discussed from a national perspective. The study’s overall position is that a future U.S. electricity system largely powered by renewable sources is possible and that further work is warranted to investigate “this clean generation pathway.“Reaching an 80 percent-renewables goal by 2050, says the study, will involve fifty percent of electricity coming from wind and photovoltaics. “The analysis treats a variety of scenarios with prescribed levels of renewable electricity generation in 2050, from 30% to 90%, with a focus on 80% (with nearly 50% from variable wind and solar photovoltaic generation).” A diverse mix of renewable energy resources, such as geothermal, solar, wind and wave energy, can support multiple combinations of renewable technologies. The results would be meaningful reductions in electric sector greenhouse gas emissions and water use. The study finds no geographical gaps in achieving the 2050 goal. “All regions of the United States could contribute substantial renewable electricity supply in 2050, consistent with their local renewable resource base.”Hydropower is the biggest renewable contributor, but hydropower plays less of a role over the next few decades. NREL suggests a growing role for offshore wind. NREL also says dedicated biomass power plants, as opposed to just feeding biomass to coal plants, are needed.The study is significant as the most comprehensive analysis of high-penetration renewable electricity of the United States to date. IEEE Spectrum comments that the study may also impact debates over renewable and their future. “The fossil fuel supporters who claim coal and natural gas will always be required to provide baseload power are standing on shakier ground all the time.”The study maintains that reaching the 80 percent goal is not insurmountable, but only if the right changes are made.”While this analysis suggests such a high renewable generation future is possible, a transformation of the electricity system would need to occur to make this future a reality. This transformation, involving every element of the grid, from system planning through operation, would need to ensure adequate planning and operating reserves, increased flexibility of the electric system, and expanded multi-state transmission infrastructure, and would likely rely on the development and adoption of technology advances, new operating procedures, evolved business models, and new market rules.” Citation: Renewables can fill 80 percent electricity demand in U.S. in 2050 (2012, June 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-renewables-percent-electricity-demand.html © 2012 Phys.Orglast_img read more

Hyundai enjoys record monthly sales Maruti Tata accelerate

first_imgHowever, Honda Cars India and Mahindra & Mahindra reported decline in sales last month reflecting “fragmented recovery” that the auto industry is witnessing. Market leader Maruti Suzuki India said its domestic sales increased by 8.6 per cent during the month to 1,06,781 units, as against 98,304 units in August 2014.Sales of mini segment cars, including, Alto and WagonR, increased by 8.6 per cent to 37,665 units as compared to 34,686 units in the year-ago month, MSI said in a statement. The company’s newly launched premium crossover vehicle S-Cross clocked sales of over 4,500 units during the month.  Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis pointsRival Hyundai Motor India saw its highest ever monthly domestic sales at 40,505 units last month as compared to 33,750 units in August 2014, up 20.01 per cent. “The growth has been led by the new SUV Creta, Elite i20 and i20 Active. While the Creta has done about 7,400 units, other models have also contributed to the overall growth,” HMIL senior vice-president (sales and marketing) Rakesh Srivastava said. Hyundai recorded highest-ever single month sales with a volume of 40,505 units and growth of 20 per cent over the last year, led by strong youthful product portfolio, he added. Also Read – ‘The great gold bull market has begun’Tata Motors’ sales of passenger cars in August were higher by 19 per cent at 9,814 units, as compared to 8,229 units in same period of last year. Its domestic passenger vehicles sales rose 2 per cent at 11,194 units as against 10,975 units in the same month of previous year.“The growth that we are seeing in the industry is because of the new models. If you take out the new models, industry growth will be in the negative,” Tata Motors President (Passenger Vehicles Business Unit) Mayank Pareek said. This is a concern as August is the time when usually sales start picking up, which hasn’t happened this time, he said, adding that the ‘pain areas’ of the industry were mainly dip in consumer sentiment and expectation of a cut in interest rates making customers postpone purchases. He further said that the narrowing gap between petrol and diesel prices has hurt demand for utility vehicles, which also had been affected due to the hike in excise duty. Honda Cars India reported 6.58 per cent decline in its domestic sales at 15,655 units in August, despite the launch of its new Jazz in July.Utility vehicle major Mahindra & Mahindra saw its domestic sales decline 3.10 per cent to 32,122 units last month as against 33,150 units in the same month last year.“While currently we are witnessing fragmented recovery in auto sales, we are hopeful that the upcoming festive season will provide a much needed fillip to the auto industry,” M&M Chief Executive (Automotive Division) Pravin Shah said.Ford India August domestic sales stood at 8,331 units, up 22.49 per cent, compared to 6,801 units in the same month last year, driven by robust sales of recently launched compact sedan Figo Aspire.Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) reported 1.29 per cent increase in its August sales at 12,547 units as compared to 12,386 units in the same period of last year. Commenting on the sales performance, TKM Director and Senior Vice-President N Raja said the growth can be partly attributed to the new Camry.Volkswagen sold 4,191 units in August, up 4.59 per cent, as compared to 4,007 units sold in the corresponding month of the previous year. In the two-wheeler segment, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) reported 1.86 per cent increase in total sales at 3,95,262 units in August.Yamaha Motor India reported 15 per cent increase in domestic two-wheeler sales at 61,440 units in August. Royal Enfield, the two-wheeler division of Eicher Motors, posted sales of 41,600 units in the domestic market, up 59.25 per cent, from 26,121 units in the same month last year. ptilast_img read more

May 5 2010 The Landscaping crew under tutelage o

first_imgMay 5, 2010 The Landscaping crew, under tutelage of manager Ron Chandler, has worked on a project on the east side of the Ceramics Apse. We posted images of some of the early work on March 24. and 26. 2010. Weldplates that were cast into the lower side of two silt-cast walls are now welded to weld plates that were cast into the retaining wall. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] Here workshop participant Ikue Saitou filled in earth behind the walls. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] The crew built a semi-round wooden support frame and covered the inside with a tough plastic tarp. The plan is to cast a large round planter into which the pomegranate tree [in the background] will be replanted [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] The silt has been built up part way. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] In the foreground is a wooden guide that is used to scrape an evenly sloped surface into the silt form for the planter. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue] Landscape manager Ron Chandler and his crew member Brian Fritz are completing the shape of the silt form. We continue this on Friday 5/7/10 with a report of Paolo Soleri carving a design into this silt form. [photo: Chihiro Saito & text: sue]last_img read more

Rep Cole supports plan honoring former state Rep Peter A Pettalia

first_img Legislation renames portion of U.S.23 in Presque Isle CountyState Rep. Triston Cole today voted with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to rename a portion of highway in Presque Isle County to honor former state Rep. Peter A. Pettalia.Highway U.S. 23 in Presque Isle County between Maple Drive and Misiak Highway will be named as the Peter A. Pettalia Memorial Highway. Pettalia lost his life on Sept. 12, 2016, in a motorcycle accident in northern Montmorency County.“Peter A. Pettalia had an immense impact on northern Michigan and showed great leadership throughout the community,” said Cole, of Mancelona. “He will not be forgotten, and renaming this highway for him is a fitting tribute.”Pettalia represented the 106th House District and previously served as Presque Isle Township supervisor for 16 years and a volunteer firefighter for the East Grand Lake Fire Department for 15 years.Senate Bill 622 moves to the full House for consideration.### 29May Rep. Cole supports plan honoring former state Rep. Peter A. Pettalia Categories: Cole Newslast_img read more

World Wrestling Entertainment WWE is due to laun

first_imgWorld Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is due to launch its OTT offering WWE Network in the UK next month, and announced plans to introduce a simplified price plan for the video service.Announcing its third quarter earnings, WWE said it continues to develop the international platform for WWE Network and plans to make the US version of WWE Network available in the UK on an over-the-top basis from next month.The firm said beginning November 1, it will also introduce a new price plan, allowing customers to subscribe for US$9.99 (€7.92) per month and cancel at anytime. Previously viewers were required to sign up for an initial six-month period.In the quarter, WWE said that WWE Network added 31,000 subscribers, representing a 4% increase from June 30. Through September 30, WWE Network said it attracted roughly 971,000 unique subscribers, with 75% of these active as of that date.“During the quarter, we delivered stronger financial performance than anticipated and surpassed our guidance while making significant progress on the execution of our WWE Network strategy,” said WWE chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon.“To capitalise on the substantial opportunity created by WWE Network, it’s time to remove all the barriers to those that want WWE.  We are excited to introduce a new simplified price plan at $9.99 per month, and like Netflix with no commitment/cancel anytime.  This reflects our belief in the broad appeal of WWE Network content.”WWE launched WWE Network in the US earlier this year, and in August said it was rolling it out to 170 territories including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mexico, Spain, and the Nordics. The UK launch was originally slated for October this year.For the quarter, the company reported a net loss of US$5.9 million, compared to net income of US$2.4 million the third quarter last year. Revenues increased 6% to US$120.2 million from the prior year due to growth in North America.last_img read more