IKEA encourages women to pee on new advertisement

first_img(WSVN) – IKEA is making a splash with its latest magazine advertisement by asking women to pee on it to uncover a discount code.While it sounds a bit gross and unconventional, peeing on this ad will get expecting mommies a discount on a brand new crib. The discount code will only reveal itself to women who are pregnant.According to Adweek, Swedish ad agency Åkestam Holst joined forces with Mercene Labs to create the ad, which uses a technology similar to that of a pregnancy-test.Åkestam Holst said in a statement: “In order to make the interactive functions of this ad work in reality, we had to make several technical advancements. The pregnancy test strip was used as a starting point.”Unfortunately, the advertisement is only inside Swedish magazine “Amelia,” which is not distributed in the U.S.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Red Cross Volunteers In Alaska Deploy To California Wildfires

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The American Red Cross of Alaska has deployed volunteers to assist with relief efforts as the California wildfires continue. A total of five volunteers come from Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula, Fairbanks and Delta Junction, according to the American Red Cross of Alaska. Those who want to help firefighters or residents impacted by the fires do not have to be in California to help. To volunteer you can visit the local Red Cross website and also donate to the California wildfires. Northern California announced the death toll from a massive wildfire there has reached 29 people, matching the deadliest fire in state history.center_img An estimated 240,000 people have been displaced by the fires that have burned more than 200,000 acres. Mandatory evacuations remained in effect in many other areas, however, including the entire cities of Malibu and Calabasas.last_img read more

Borough Continues To Defend Nikiski As LNG Plant Site

first_imgThe AGDC sent out a release in July confirming that Nikiski is still the companies preferred site for the AK LNG liquefaction facility. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has drafted a resolution to further show support that the LNG liquefaction plant and marine terminal be located in Nikiski. John Quick, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor’s chief of staff: “Right now we have Valdez and Mat-Su hemming and hawing for this project, and they’re intervenors. If we’re not at the table, we’re not at the table. So I think this will put us in a better position to have a bigger voice from the borough, and do everything we can to make sure this project lands in Nikiski.” On October 16, the Mat-Su Borough submitted a request to FERC asking that the AGDC reevaluate their Port MacKenzie site as a better site for the LNG plant over Nikiski. The Mat-Su Borough is the third municipality in the state to be granted intervenor status on the project, the other two being Valdez and the Kenai Peninsula Borough.center_img The resolution will be on the consent agenda during the assembly meeting on November 20. FERC is scheduled to release its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project in February of 2019. In May 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) deemed the application for the project from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) complete; and the application submitted to FERC identifies Nikiski as the preferred location for the LNG plant and marine terminal. The resolution supports AGDC’s application that was submitted to FERC.last_img read more

A thin and light gaming laptop MSIs Titan says no

first_imgThere’s a full Nvidia RTX 2080 in there somewhere. Daniel Van Boom/CNET Thanks to Nvidia’s Max-Q design graphics cards, gaming laptops have become much thinner and lighter in recent years. But “thin and light” is the opposite of how you’d describe MSI’s latest beast.Unveiled at Computex 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan, the MSI GT76 Titan sacrifices portability for power.It’s a 17.3-inch laptop that can be configured with an Intel Core i9-9900K processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 (no Max-Q design, which means it’s more powerful) and up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM. I have no clue what you’d do with all that RAM, but hey, it’s there. It comes in both a 144Hz, Full-HD 1,920x-1,080-pixel display variant and another with a 4K 3,840×2,160-pixel display.Laptops with a RTX 2080 are rare, and MSI says it had to improve its cooling mechanism by 2.25 times just to accommodate all that power. We don’t have a full spec list yet, so don’t know exactly how heavy it is, but based on what I saw on the show floor, this isn’t a laptop you’ll want to take to work.img-20190528-174454The Titan is thicc.  Daniel Van Boom/CNET But as we saw with the Alienware Area 51-m, there’s something charming about a laptop that’s determined to be as powerful as possible, no matter what sacrifices it needs to make. MSI brought another new laptop to Computex, but this one wasn’t quite as gargantuan. The GE65 Raider is a 15.6-inch gaming machine whose spotlight feature is a 240Hz 1,920×1,080-pixel display. It can also be configured with a Core i9 CPU, but its GPU limit is “only” an RTX 2070 (no Max-Q either.) That’ll be more than powerful enough to breeze through most AAA games. And if 128GB of RAM feels excessive, which it is, you can cram in a slightly-less-excessive 64GB of RAM. May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 Alienware Area-51m promises power and upgrades 1:53 Computex 2019 Share your voice • Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: 0center_img reading • A thin and light gaming laptop? MSI’s Titan says no May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED Tags May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know See All Laptops Gaming Computex 2019 May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifyinglast_img read more

50 hotels in Dhakas residential areas

first_imgCap: Lake Shore hotel at plot 46 in road 41 of Gulshan, Dhaka. Photo: Prothom AloThere are at least 50 hotels in residential areas of Dhaka city, according to a report prepared by the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (RAJUK) last December. There are 3-star, 4-star, and even 5-star hotels in Gulshan and Banani areas, a clear violation of the rules of RAJUK’s rules. The reason behind these hotels springing up in this is costs. The cost of commercial plots is five times higher than residential ones.RAJUK prepared a list of those hotels to increase revenue from the sector.Former RAJUK chairman Bazlul Karim Chowdhury told Prothom Alo that a court ruling has held up RAJUK’s action in this regard. There are also accusations against RAJUK that it is allowing the hotels to run business which is not true, he said, adding, “We are trying to complete the hearing in any court.”The officer authorised for Gulshan and Banani, Adiluzzaman, told Prothom Alo there are 50 hotels in residential areas. These were constructed in violation of the laws. RAJUK can cancel the allocation of these plots at any time.These hotels are mainly used by foreigners.Bangladesh Hotel and Guest House Owners Association president Saif Ahmed said “A number of countries have guest houses in residential areas, but I don’t have anything to say about hotels.”Most of these hotels are owned by political leaders, offspring of parliament members, industrialists and businessmen.The Marriott Guest House at plot 5 in Gulshan road 54, is owned by former AL MP HBM Iqbal. He said his guest house is in a commercial area and so is the building. But he declined to comment on why his guest house’s name is in RAJUK’s list of illegal hotels.Lake Shore hotel located at plot 46 in road 41 of Gulshan, and its owned by Kazi Shamsul Huq.Tanvir Alam owns Four Points by Sheraton at 16/B plot, road  35, Gulshan, but he could not be reached as he is abroad.The owner of the guest house Golden Deer Limited Obayed Ullah Mia said “it’s only a guest house, not a hotel.”Industrialist Shariful Alam is running Long Beach hotel on a residential at plot 4/G, road 104, Gulshan. He was not available last Saturday in his hotel, and the officers in the hotel declined to give his phone number.However, one of the officials said they do not know anything about any ban on running such a business in the building.*This piece, originally published in Prothom Alo Bangla print edition, has been rewritten in English by Sitesh Kumar Saha.last_img read more

Housewife found slaughtered

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA housewife was reportedly slaughtered allegedly by her husband in Dakpara Pukur Par in Keraniganj in Dhaka on Tuesday.The deceased was Shahnaj Begum, 40, wife of Md Jahangir.Victim’s son Md Hridoy said his parents used to quarrel often over their debt and subsequently also had a brawl in the night.Later, he spotted his mother’s body in the morning and found his father missing.On information, police recovered the body and sent it to Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital morgue for an autopsy, said sub-inspector Obaidur Rahman of Keraniganj model police station.Police also seized a locally made sharp weapon from the spot.last_img read more

Record in Hilsa production State minister for Fisheries

first_imgHilsa fish. Prothom Alo File PhotoState minister for fisheries and livestock Ashraf Ali Khan Khosru on Wednesday said that the country has exceeded the previous record in producing Hilsa, bagging the first position in the world, reports BSS.“For the first time in history of 46 years after independence, the country has surpassed the previous record of Hilsa production which was 299,000 tonnes in 2008-2009. In the current fiscal 517,000 tonnes of Hilsa was produced,” he told a press conference marking the 27th National Fisheries Week at the Department of Fisheries (DoF).The state minister said that besides holding the first position in producing Hilsa, Bangladesh now stands fourth in producing Tilapia, third in producing open water fish and fifth in cultivated fisheries.He said that with the directions of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, a ‘Hilsa Development Trust Fund’ involving Taka 30.5 million has been established, for sustainable production of Hilsa in the country.The fund will also provide emergency financial security to the fishermen, he added.The state minister said the government has taken initiative to introduce 10 long-liner commercial fishing trawlers and seven purse seiners to catch deep sea fish side by side with increasing production of Hilsa.The conference was told that for the first time on 26 June this year, 3,188 square kilometres in Nijhum Dwip in Hatiya has been declared as ‘Marine Conservation Area’, for the conservation of the biodiversity there.Moreover, recent research and artificial breeding of rare fish has increased their availability in the market.Earlier, at 8.00 in the morning, a colourful procession led by the state minister was brought out from the fisheries department.To mark the ‘National Fisheries week-2019, the prime minister is expected to distribute ‘National Fisheries Award 2019’ at 10.00am today (Thursday) among 17 institutions and individuals for their contributions to the sector.A weeklong fishery fair will be held on the premises of the Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh (KIB) in Dhaka.Besides, three-day fisheries fair will be organised at the district level. A five-day technology based fisheries fair will be held at Mymensingh.Fish fries will also be released in ponds, haors, canals and rivers across the country during the week.last_img read more

Modi distributes ministries in India

first_imgNarendra Modi (R) takes the oath of office as India`s Prime Minister at the President house in New Delhi on 30 May 2019. Photo: AFPFollowing is the list of Ministers in the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi:Narendra Modi: Prime Minister, also in-charge of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Department of Atomic Energy; Department of Space; and all important policy issues; and all other portfolios not allocated to any Minister.Cabinet Ministers: 24* Amit Shah: Home Affairs.* Rajnath Singh: Defence.* Nitin Gadkari: Road Transport and Highways; Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.* Nirmala Sitharaman: Finance; Corporate Affairs.* S. Jaishankar: External Affairs.* D.V. Sadananda Gowda: Chemicals and Fertilizers.* Ramvilas Paswan: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.* Narendra Singh Tomar: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare; Rural Development; Panchayati Raj.* Ravi Shankar Prasad: Law and Justice; Communications; and Electronics and Information Technology.* Harsimrat Kaur Badal: Food Processing Industries.* Thaawar Chand Gehlot: Social Justice and Empowerment.* Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’: Human Resource Development.* Arjun Munda: Tribal Affairs.* Smriti Irani: Women and Child Development; and Textiles.* Harsh Vardhan: Health and Family Welfare; Science and Technology; and Earth Sciences.* Prakash Javadekar: Environment, Forest and Climate Change; and Information and Broadcasting.* Piyush Goyal: Railways; and Commerce and Industry.* Dharmendra Pradhan: Petroleum and Natural Gas; Steel.* Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: Minority Affairs.* Pralhad Joshi: Parliamentary Affairs; Coal; and Mines.* Mahendra Nath Pandey: Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.* Arvind Ganpat Sawant: Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise.* Giriraj Singh: Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.* Gajendra Singh Shekhawat: Minister of Jal Shakti.Ministers of State (Independent Charge): Nine* Santosh Kumar Gangwar: Labour and Employment.* Rao Inderjit Singh: Statistics and Programme Implementation; Planning.* Shripad Yesso Naik: Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH); and Defence.* Dr. Jitendra Singh: Development of North Eastern Region; Prime Minister’s Office; Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; Atomic Energy; and Department of Space.* Kiren Rijiju: Youth Affairs and Sports; Minority Affairs.* Prahalad Singh Patel: Culture; Tourism.* Raj Kumar Singh: Power; New and Renewable Energy; Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.* Hardeep Singh Puri: Housing and Urban Affairs; Civil Aviation; and Commerce and Industry.* Mansukh L. Mandaviya: Shipping; Chemicals and Fertilizers.Ministers of State: 24* Faggan Singh Kulaste: Steel.* Ashwini Kumar Choubey: Health and Family Welfare.* Arjun Ram Meghwal: Parliamentary Affairs; and Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.* General (Retd.) V. K. Singh: Road Transport and Highways.* Krishan Pal: Social Justice and Empowerment.* Danve Raosaheb Dadarao: Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution.* G. Kishan Reddy: Home Affairs.* Parshottam Rupala: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.* Ramdas Athawale: Social Justice and Empowerment.* Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti: Rural Development.* Babul Supriyo: Environment, Forest and Climate Change.* Sanjeev Kumar Balyan: Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.* Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao: Human Resource Development; Communications; and Electronics and Information Technology.* Anurag Singh Thakur: Finance; and Corporate Affairs.* Angadi Suresh Channabasappa: Railways.* Nityanand Rai: Home Affairs.* Rattan Lal Kataria: Jal Shakti; Social Justice and Empowerment.* V. Muraleedharan: External Affairs; Parliamentary Affairs.* Renuka Singh Saruta: Tribal Affairs.* Som Parkash: Commerce and Industry.* Rameswar Teli: Food Processing Industries.* Pratap Chandra Sarangi: Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries.* Kailash Choudhary: Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.* Debasree Chaudhuri: Women and Child Development.last_img