Netpicks Cord Cutters (OTT) Amazon Prime HBO Amazon Hulu Netflix Tags That guy is a dead ringer for Han Solo. Lucasfilm Welcome back to your guide to finding out what’s new online. Every week, we host a podcast that lets you know what’s been added to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Now. The audio is about a minute or two long.A lot of big name movies came to the Netflix catalog with the new year. As you probably could tell with the title of this post, the Indiana Jones tetralogy is streaming right now. There are also A-list titles like Pan’s Labyrinth and Pulp Fiction joining Indy on the streaming service. Since you’re reading this, let’s give you some extra information not found in the podcast: Netflix sneakily released a Black Mirror movie called Bandersnatch. It’s an interactive experiment where you can make decisions that will change the outcome of the story. Want to know what else is new? Listen to this guy: Mutt Williams, eh? Share your voice Comments For more information on what’s available to watch online, check out CNET.com/Netpicks or subscribe to the podcast — it’s free! And go to TVGuide.com to see what else is out in the world of streaming.Audio (weekly): RSS | iTunes | Google PlayVideo (monthly): iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (SD) TV and Movies Home Entertainment 3 Your browser does not support the audio element.
A salesman sitting idly in a shop surrounded by floodwaters in Fenchuganj on Sunday. Photo: Anis Mahmud There is water all around. Houses, offices, shops, schools, everything is surrounded by water. In some places the water is knee-high, in some places it’s up to the chest. It has been like this for the past month in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet.The floods worsened further will incessant rain over the last two weeks. Local people say this deluge has been caused by an overflow of the river Kushiara.An on-the-spot visit to Fenchuganj upazila today, Sunday, saw that water had entered 500 of the 700 shops there. Only a few shops where less water had entered, managed to remain open. With flood waters not receding for a month now, business was suffering, said the local traders.Flood victims in Fenchuganj using boats in streets on Sunday. Photo: Anis MahmudThe local administration said that due to the floods, 40 thousand people of over 50 villages in the upazila were trapped by water. Studies had come to a halt in three government primary schools where water had entered.A total of 52 families were staying at the three shelters which had been opened up in the upazila. Relief was being distributed among the flood-affected people.Businessman of the Fenchuganj upazila sadar, Fakhrul Islam, said that normally sales at his shop would reach around 20 thousand to 25 thousand a day, but for the past few months he hasn’t been able to make even 20 taka a day. He has had to pile bricks up on the floor of his shop which had been covered with water. Fenchuganj flood victims take shelter in Prani Sampad Bhaban on Sunday. Anis MahmudWith such water all around, there was the fear of snakes too.A resident of the area, Shaheen Ahmed, said the water in his house was knee-high. He had lined the floor with several layers of bricks upon which he placed a bed as a makeshift platform to stay on. But with two children, it was worrisome. There was always the fear of them falling into the water. Cooking posed a problem too.Executive engineer of the Water Development Board in Sylhet, Sirajul Islam, said, “There had been excessive rain recently in the Borak valley of Assam in India. This caused the river Kushiara to overflow resulting in floods.” He said the flood situation would not improve unless the rains lessened.UNO of Fenchuganj Hur-e-Jannat told Prothom Alo, “With the level of water in the river Kushiara dangerously rising, the entire upazila was flooded.” She said the administration was doing all in their power to come to the assistance of the flood victims. “However, suffering can’t be avoided in such natural calamities,” she added.According to the deputy commissioner, 50 thousand persons were surrounded in water due to the flooding of low-lying areas in nine upazilas. A total of 89 families were housed in nine shelters of the district. They were being provided with food as well as medical and financial aid. Local people, however, said that about 150 thousand people were trapped by water in the district.Sylhet’s deputy commissioner said that the district administration had immediately distributed 127 metric tonnes of rice and Tk 277 thousand in cash to the flood-affected persons. This assistance would be increased if needed.*The article is rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir
Texas lawmakers unveiled plans today to ban transgender people from using the restroom of their choice. The controversial “bathroom bill” is a top priority for some GOP leaders.State Senator Lois Kolkhorst formally sponsored the bill, officially known as SB 6. She announced details at a press conference at the State Capitol, while Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, a major supporter, looked on.“Every Texan has the right to personal privacy, and these penalties protect all Texans equally,” Kolkhorst said.The bill would also apply changing rooms and locker rooms. It would penalize school districts that let transgender individuals use the facilities of their choice. And it would bar local governments from adopting their own ordinances.Patrick has made the bill a top goal for the session, but House Speaker Joe Straus says it’s not a priority.“Governor Abbott has also been largely silent on the matter but generally is pretty sensitive to business interests,” says Brandon Rottinghaus, who teaches political science at the University of Houston. “And if it’s the case that this has the potential to hurt Texas’ bottom line, then I could imagine Abbott being against it.”The Texas Association of Business estimates that anti-LGBT legislation could cost the Texas economy $8.5 billion and 185,000 jobs. 00:00 /01:08 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen X Share
X Listen Andrew SchneiderFrom left to right: State Sen. Brandon Creighton, State Sen. Paul Bettencourt, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Commissioner James Noack, Lieutenant Governor Dan PatrickMontgomery County Commissioners Court has unanimously endorsed a state bill to limit the growth of property taxes. Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and State Senator Paul Bettencourt, the bill’s author, announced the news at Bettencourt’s Houston office.The bill (SB 2) would require local governments to get voter approval to raise property taxes by more than 4 percent. The current cap is 8 percent. The senator says it’s significant that one of the state’s largest counties is on board with the effort.“The 11th-largest county is basically setting the path for the top ten counties to recognize that we need property tax relief,” Bettencourt says. “We need it now.”Montgomery County is effectively breaking ranks with the Texas Association of Counties, which has come out against the bill. The group says SB 2 could starve local governments of the funds they need to provide critical services, such as law enforcement and flood control.There’s also a dispute about the math supporting the bill. According to a study prepared by Senator Bettencourt’s select committee, property tax bills are growing two-and-a-half times faster than household income. The Texas Association of Counties and The Dallas Morning News say the study relies on misleading statistics. Bettencourt says it’s the critics who are using “faulty” data.US Census Bureau / Tax Fou To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:06 Share
Rashmi Khanna took the Capital stage to celebrate the 154th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore on May 10 at Kalyani Kala Mandir. The evening witnessed the rendition of Shyam Path, songs from Bhanusingh’s
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Windstar opens bookings on soon-to-be stretched Star Breeze, Star Legend Share Posted by Tags: New Ship, Windstar Cruises SEATTLE — Books have opened for Windstar Cruises’ soon-to-be revitalized and ‘stretched’ Star Breeze and Star Legend vessels.Following the US$250 million ‘Star Plus Initiative’, the two ships will feature new suites, restaurants, public spaces, spa & fitness centres, pool amenities and new environmentally sensitive engines that will propel them to many new itineraries and ports of call, including a first-time ever departure from Miami.The Star Breeze Star Plus Inaugural voyage will take place from Miami to Colón, Panama on March 20, 2020. The sailing from Miami will be a first for the Seattle-based company. It will then embark on three back-to-back ‘Costa Rica & Panama Canal’ journeys before making its West Coast debut in San Diego and heading north on a ‘West Coast Epicurean Extravaganza’. From Vancouver, it will head north to Alaska in May 2020 for the summer season on 10 different sailing dates, including the new ‘Alaska Glaciers & Prince William Sound’ voyage.More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterThe newly updated Star Legend will debut July 2, 2020 and chart a course from Barcelona to Lisbon and up Europe’s Atlantic Coast in early July. It will cruise Northern Europe through September followed by several fall trips in the Mediterranean. The Legend will then embark on classic Windstar itineraries, including five departures on ‘Around Iceland’ in summer 2020, and will forge a new Nordic adventure, ‘Eire with Fire & Ice: Ireland and Iceland’s Overlooked Treasures’.Star Legend in IcelandThe Star Plus Initiative includes a major transformation of Windstar’s three Star Class yacht-style vessels: Star Breeze, Star Legend and Star Pride. The trio of ships, which comprise 50% of the fleet, will be ‘stretched’ and renovated in succession with work starting in October 2019 and ending in November 2020.The ships will be cut in half to allow for the installation of a new section that will lengthen each vessel by approximately 25 metres. The total capacity of the expanded ships will be 312 guests.More news: Sunwing offers ultimate package deal ahead of YXU flights to SNU, PUJ“The Star Plus Initiative is not about size – it’s about offering our guests more of what they love about Windstar without changing the DNA of the brand or the ships’ ability to visit those special small ports and waterways of the world,” said John Delaney, president of Windstar Cruises.To learn more about Star Breeze and Star Legend itineraries, go to windstarcruises.com. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>