Trump to highlight border ‘crisis,’ seek wall support in televised address

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Jan
9

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will make his case to Americans on Tuesday that a wall is urgently needed to resolve what he calls a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, trying to make good on a campaign promise in a dispute that has sparked an 18-day partial government shut-down.

Trump’s prime-time address, scheduled for 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Wednesday) will be the Republican president’s latest attempt to persuade Democrats to back his push for a steel barrier on the southern border.

Amid his talk of crisis, Trump is considering declaring the border situation a national emergency, which could get him out of an impasse by enabling him to bypass Congress’ mandate to approve federal spending and to build the wall without its approval. However, such a step would likely face an immediate legal challenge.

Trump has long maintained that a border wall is needed to stem the flow of illegal immigration and drugs, and in recent weeks has made the issue a priority. Democrats, who now control the House of Representatives, have consistently opposed it, calling it an expensive, inefficient and immoral way of trying to resolve immigration issues.

The dispute over wall funding – with Trump demanding $5.7 billion to help build it – led to a stalemate in Congress over funding for parts of the government. About a quarter of U.S. agencies have been shut down since last month and hundreds of thousands of government workers are likely to miss pay checks this week.

Trump’s remarks from the White House will also aim to shore up support among Republican lawmakers, who are wary of potential backlash from the public as the effects of the shutdown intensify. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with Republican lawmakers later on Tuesday, before Trump’s speech.

Trump will tell the American people that there is “a humanitarian and security crisis” at the border, Pence said in television interviews on Tuesday morning.

The White House has not said why the situation constitutes a national emergency. Pence did not say whether Trump had made a decision or if the White House had completed its legal review of such a declaration.

“We believe we can solve this through the legislative process,” Pence told CBS, urging Democrats to negotiate.

While Trump has frequently painted a picture of an “unprecedented crisis” of illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexican border, illegal crossings there have dropped dramatically in recent years. There were nearly 400,000 apprehensions on the border in the 2018 fiscal year, far down from the early 2000s when arrests regularly topped 1 million annually.

But in recent years, the border has seen many more Central American families and unaccompanied children turning up – sometimes in caravans of thousands of people – to seek asylum and the government does not have the facilities to take care of them. Such asylum-seekers often present themselves at official crossing points, something that would not change if a wall were built.

Despite the focus on the border with Mexico, most immigrants living in the United States without authorization entered with visas and then stayed on when their documents ran out.

NOT THE ‘AMERICAN WAY’

All major U.S. television networks agreed to broadcast Trump’s speech, prompting Democrats to seek equal air time. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer will deliver a televised response after Trump speaks on Tuesday night.

Democrats have said they support increased border security measures such as additional U.S. border agents and technology, but have rejected the administration’s claims about the security risks at the border and have raised concerns that Trump will use his speech to present a false narrative.

“Someone is drastically misinforming him,” Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin told CNN.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said House Democratic leadership have not yet worked out a strategy about how to respond if Trump declared a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and build a wall.

But he said that if Trump did use a national emergency, the president would be like authoritarian leaders of other nations who use martial law to circumvent the rule of law.

“We don’t think that’s the American way,” Hoyer told reporters on Tuesday.

Trump will continue pressing his case for the wall with a trip to the border on Thursday.

Pence said on Monday that progress was made in weekend talks that he led between administration officials and congressional staff over how to break the funding impasse and reopen the government.

Federal employees will feel the pinch from the shutdown on Friday, when they will miss their paychecks for the first time, unless a deal is reached. The shutdown, which has left some 800,000 government workers furloughed or working without pay, is also affecting national parks, airline security screening, housing and food aid, and economic data.

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Trump made his promise for a wall a signature issue in his 2016 White House run. He said Mexico would pay for it, although Mexico was always clear it would not, and he has now turned to Congress for the money.

In rejecting Trump’s demands, Democrats also point to the Trump administration’s controversial handling of families and other migrants from Central America at the border.

Critics have decried the previous separation of migrant children from families, the use of tear gas at the border and the case of two Guatemalan migrant children who died in U.S. custody in December.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Additional reporting by Susan Heavey and Ginger Gibson in Washington and Kenneth Li and Mica Rosenberg in New York; Writing by Alistair Bell; Editing by Frances Kerry

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Abhishek on why he took action against Sara

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Jan
8

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Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store

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Jan
8

In the earliest days of the iPhone, Cydia arose as a rival distribution channel to Apple’s App Store, built specifically for jailbroken smartphones. Now, more than decade later, Cydia founder Jay “Saurik” Freeman has decided to shut down in-app purchasing through the Cydia mobile store after he acknowledged a bug related to PayPal digital token authorization that affected “very few users,” via TechCrunch. Through Cydia, users could buy mobile software designed to run on a jailbroken iOS device, but the jailbreaking community has grown smaller over the years as Apple’s iOS ecosystem has grown more robust and secure.

“The reality is that I wanted to just shut down the Cydia Store entirely before the end of the year, and was considering moving the timetable up after receiving the report (to this weekend),” Freeman wrote in a Reddit post published late last week. “This service loses me money and is not something I have any passion to maintain: it was a critical component of a healthy ecosystem, and for a while it helped fund a small staff of people to maintain the ecosystem, but it came at great cost to my sanity and led lots of people to irrationally hate me due to what amounted to a purposeful misunderstanding of how profit vs. revenue works.”

Freeman said that shutting down the service doesn’t actually help him financially, as he still has to pay for hosting the archived Cydia repositories, a cost he says his new job helps him cover. So instead of shutting the store completely, he decided to simply disable the purchasing mechanism. It sounds as if the Cydia project itself may imminently come to an end, but Freeman says he’s planning a more “formal” post next week to better explain the PayPal issue and also outline the roadmap for Cydia going forward.

Taylor’s 20th ODI ton sets up NZ for big score

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Jan
8

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bowl first against New Zealand

Seamer Doug Bracewell has missed out on selection once again, in New Zealand’s third ODI against Sri Lanka, in Nelson. Bracewell is the only member of the 13-man squad to sit out all three matches, as fast bowler Lockie Ferguson returned to the XI for the dead rubber, with Trent Boult making way.

Sri Lanka, who won the toss and chose to bowl first expecting a little assistance from the Saxton Oval surface early in the day, have made three changes to New Zealand’s one. Omitted from this XI are batsman Dinesh Chandimal and allrounders Seekkuge Prasanna and Asela Gunaratne, all three of whom could not substantially impose themselves on the first two matches of the series. In the side in their stead are batsman Dhananjaya de Silva, allrounder Dasun Shanaka, and fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera.

Where in the previous matches Sri Lanka had opted to play with only three specialist bowlers, they have beefed up their seam attack for this game, with Chameera’s inclusion.

The weather in Nelson is expected to remain good for the duration of the match.

New Zealand: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Colin Munro, 3 Kane Williamson (capt.), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 James Neesham, 7 Tim Seifert (wk), 8 Tim Southee, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Lockie Ferguson

Sri Lanka: 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 3 Kusal Perera, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Lakshan Sandakan, 9 Lasith Malinga (capt.) 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Nuwan Pradeep

Actor Kevin Spacey denies sexually assaulting teen on Nantucket

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Jan
8

NANTUCKET, Mass. (Reuters) – Former “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey on Monday pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man at a bar in Nantucket more than two years ago, while a judge ordered the man to preserve his mobile phone data from the time.

Dressed in a gray suit and tie, Spacey did not speak during a brief hearing Nantucket District Court to face one count of felony indecent assault and battery, though a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf by the court.

Spacey’s lawyer Alan Jackson persuaded Judge Thomas Barrett to order Spacey’s alleged victim to keep all data from his cell phone for six months following the July 7, 2016, incident. Jackson said the data was “likely exculpatory.”

Jackson said in court papers that police reports showed the 18-year-old busboy exchanged numerous text messages and Snapchat videos with his then-girlfriend about his interactions with Spacey at the Club Car bar on the beach resort island off the coast of Massachusetts but never mentioned the alleged sexual assault.

Spacey could face up to five years in prison if convicted.

His appearance in a crowded courthouse surrounded by television trucks came at what is normally a quiet time of year the island, a former whaling hub.

The 59-year-old actor is one of dozens of men in entertainment, business and politics who have been accused of sexual misconduct since accusations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein in 2017 sparked the #MeToo movement.

Spacey became embroiled in controversy in October 2017 when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

Spacey apologized for inappropriate conduct with Rapp. The controversy led to Spacey being dropped from the Netflix television series “House of Cards” and erased from the film “All the Money in the World.”

The Nantucket allegations were first raised in 2017 by former Boston television journalist Heather Unruh, who told reporters Spacey groped her teenage son.

The victim told police Spacey had bought him several rounds of beer and whiskey and said at one point, “Let’s get drunk,” according to charging documents.

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As they stood next to a piano, Spacey groped Unruh’s son, the bus boy told investigators.

Reuters is not identifying Unruh’s son because he is an alleged victim of sex assault.

“My client is a determined and encouraging voice for those victims not yet ready to report being sexually assaulted,” attorney Mitchell Garabedian said in an email.

Reporting by Nate Raymond in Nantucket, Mass.; writing by Scott Malone; Editing by Frances Kerry and Grant McCool

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SRK receives a kiss from Gauri and Suhana

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Jan
7

When he is not being the superstar in Bollywood that he is, Shah Rukh Khan is just a simple family man who likes to spend time with his family. While Shah Rukh and Gauri are one of the most adorable celebrity couples, they often refrain from indulging in social media PDA. But when they do, we just cannot get over with it.

Recently, Gauri took to her Instagram handle to share an adorable picture where Shah Rukh Khan can be seen receiving a peck on his cheeks by Gauri and Suhana and the actor just cannot stop blushing with his enchanting, dimpled smile.

Gauri captioned the image as, ‘Most days he deserves it …’

On the work front, SRK was last seen in ‘Zero’ which received mixed reviews from both the audience and the critics alike.

Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store

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Jan
7

In the earliest days of the iPhone, Cydia arose as a rival distribution channel to Apple’s App Store, built specifically for jailbroken smartphones. Now, more than decade later, Cydia founder Jay “Saurik” Freeman has decided to shut down in-app purchasing through the Cydia mobile store after he acknowledged a bug related to PayPal digital token authorization that affected “very few users,” via TechCrunch. Through Cydia, users could buy mobile software designed to run on a jailbroken iOS device, but the jailbreaking community has grown smaller over the years as Apple’s iOS ecosystem has grown more robust and secure.

“The reality is that I wanted to just shut down the Cydia Store entirely before the end of the year, and was considering moving the timetable up after receiving the report (to this weekend),” Freeman wrote in a Reddit post published late last week. “This service loses me money and is not something I have any passion to maintain: it was a critical component of a healthy ecosystem, and for a while it helped fund a small staff of people to maintain the ecosystem, but it came at great cost to my sanity and led lots of people to irrationally hate me due to what amounted to a purposeful misunderstanding of how profit vs. revenue works.”

Freeman said that shutting down the service doesn’t actually help him financially, as he still has to pay for hosting the archived Cydia repositories, a cost he says his new job helps him cover. So instead of shutting the store completely, he decided to simply disable the purchasing mechanism. It sounds as if the Cydia project itself may imminently come to an end, but Freeman says he’s planning a more “formal” post next week to better explain the PayPal issue and also outline the roadmap for Cydia going forward.

Live report

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Jan
7

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Britons would now vote to stay in EU, want second referendum: poll

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Jan
7

LONDON (Reuters) – More Britons want to remain a member of the European Union than leave, according to a survey published on Sunday which also showed voters want to make the final decision themselves.

Britain is due leave the EU on March 29, but Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to get her exit deal approved by parliament, opening up huge uncertainty over whether a deal is possible, or even whether the country will leave at all.

The survey by polling firm YouGov showed that if a referendum were held immediately, 46 percent would vote to remain, 39 percent would vote to leave, and the rest either did not know, would not vote, or refused to answer the question.

When the undecided and those who refused to answer were removed from the sample, the split was 54-46 in favour of remaining.

That is broadly in line with other polls in recent months which show a deeply divided electorate, in which opinion has swung towards remaining in the EU. The 2016 referendum voted 52 to 48 percent in favour of leaving.

The poll of more than 25,000 voters was commissioned by the People’s Vote campaign, which is spearheading an increasingly vocal push for a second referendum on Brexit.

On Sunday, May reiterated her opposition to holding a second referendum, saying it would be divisive and disrespectful to those who voted to leave in the initial vote, and also highlighted a lack of time available to hold a new referendum.

But, the survey showed 41 percent thought the final decision about Brexit should be made by a new public vote versus 36 percent who believe it should be up to parliament. Removing those who are undecided, the split was 53 percent in favour of another referendum and 47 percent against.

Lawmakers are due to vote on whether to accept May’s exit deal in the week beginning Jan. 14.

Reporting by William James; Editing by Alison Williams

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Salman reveals a fact from his film ‘Bharat’

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Jan
6

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Cydia closes purchases for its iOS jailbreak store

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Jan
6

In the earliest days of the iPhone, Cydia arose as a rival distribution channel to Apple’s App Store, built specifically for jailbroken smartphones. Now, more than decade later, Cydia founder Jay “Saurik” Freeman has decided to shut down in-app purchasing through the Cydia mobile store after he acknowledged a bug related to PayPal digital token authorization that affected “very few users,” via TechCrunch. Through Cydia, users could buy mobile software designed to run on a jailbroken iOS device, but the jailbreaking community has grown smaller over the years as Apple’s iOS ecosystem has grown more robust and secure.

“The reality is that I wanted to just shut down the Cydia Store entirely before the end of the year, and was considering moving the timetable up after receiving the report (to this weekend),” Freeman wrote in a Reddit post published late last week. “This service loses me money and is not something I have any passion to maintain: it was a critical component of a healthy ecosystem, and for a while it helped fund a small staff of people to maintain the ecosystem, but it came at great cost to my sanity and led lots of people to irrationally hate me due to what amounted to a purposeful misunderstanding of how profit vs. revenue works.”

Freeman said that shutting down the service doesn’t actually help him financially, as he still has to pay for hosting the archived Cydia repositories, a cost he says his new job helps him cover. So instead of shutting the store completely, he decided to simply disable the purchasing mechanism. It sounds as if the Cydia project itself may imminently come to an end, but Freeman says he’s planning a more “formal” post next week to better explain the PayPal issue and also outline the roadmap for Cydia going forward.

Persistent rain threatens to wash out first session

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Jan
6

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Clashes erupt in Paris as ‘yellow vests’ protest at unrepentant Macron

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Jan
6

(Please note expletive in seventh paragraph quote)

By Richard Lough and Elizabeth Pineau

PARIS (Reuters) – Rioters in Paris torched motorbikes and set barricades ablaze on the upmarket Boulevard Saint Germain on Saturday, as protests against high living costs and the perceived indifference of President Emmanuel Macron turned violent on the fringes.

The latest “yellow vest” street marches began peacefully in the French capital but degenerated in the afternoon as protesters threw missiles at riot police blocking bridges over the Seine river.

Officers fired tear gas to prevent protesters crossing the river and reaching the National Assembly. One riverboat restaurant was set ablaze and a policeman wounded when he was struck by a bicycle hurled from a street above the riverbank.

Two months after they started blocking roads, occupying highway tollbooths and staging sometimes-violent street protests in Paris, the yellow vests wanted to inject new momentum into a movement that weakened over the holidays.

Macron’s government, shaken by the unrest, had this week hardened its stance against the uprising, branding the protesters as agitators seeking to overthrow the government.

Driving the unrest is anger particularly among low-paid workers over a squeeze on household incomes and a belief that Macron is deaf to citizens’ needs as he enacts reforms seen as favouring the wealthy.

“They have no right to leave us in the shit like this,” said protester Francois Cordier. “We’re fed up with having to pay out the whole time, we’ve had enough of this slavery, we should be able to live on our salaries.”

Thousands more rallied in cities including Bordeaux and Toulouse in southwest France, Rouen in the north of the country and Marseille in the southeast.

An estimated 25,000 took to the streets nationwide in what was dubbed Act VIII, BFM TV reported, barely 10 percent of the number in the first weeks of protests but higher than last week.

“POWER TO THE PEOPLE”

As darkness fell, officers dispersed scores of yellow vests gathered on the Champs Elysees. Television images showed hooded youths setting a car alight on a side street, but there was no repeat of the unrest that erupted in late November, when shops were looted, banks vandalised and the Arc de Triomphe defaced.

Authorities have blamed the worst of the violence in recent weeks on anarchists, anti-capitalists and extreme groups on the fringes of the yellow vest movement.

The protests which come 18 months into Macron’s tenure and his drive to reshape the economy have already forced concessions from the 41-year-old president.

Last month, Macron promised tax cuts for pensioners, wage rises for the poorest workers and the scrapping of planned fuel tax increases to quell the unrest at a cost to the Treasury of 10 billion euros ($11 billion).

The measures marked the first big U-turn for a president elected 18 months earlier on a platform to break with traditional French politics and liberalise the heavily-regulated economy.

In a New Year’s Eve address, Macron vowed to press on with his reform agenda, saying: “We can’t work less, earn more, cut taxes and increase spending.”

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Faced with record low popularity ratings, Macron is expected to pen a letter soon to the nation setting out his plans for coming months. These include a nationwide debate with citizens on ecological, fiscal and institutional questions, the results of which he says will feed into the policy-making process.

“We have to give power back to the people and not a minority that serves its own interests,” said a second yellow vest protester outside the old stock market building.

($1 = 0.8777 euros)

Reporting by Richard Lough, Elizabeth Pineau and Johnny Cotton; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by David Evans and David Holmes

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‘Simmba’ box-office collection Day 8

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Jan
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JailbreakMe Returns: Easy iPhone 4 Jailbreak

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Jan
5

A few years ago, there was a website called Jailbreakme.com that enabled you to jailbreak your iPhone without iTunes, by just visiting a web site. But it stopped working with one of the OS updates, so people forgot about it. Well, it’s back. I’ve actually been waiting to jailbreak my new iPhone 4 and for an iOS 4 jailbreak for my old iPhone 3GS, but after fiddling around with downloading big ipsw files from sketchy websites only to find they didn’t work, I decided to wait for an easier option.I’m glad I waited. I doubt that the re-launch of Jailbreakme.com has anything to do with the recent ruling that Jailbreaking is legal in the US, but the fact that there’s such an easy jailbreak for every iDevice now, and the fact that you’re officially not a criminal if you use it (though I’m sure that Apple Store geniuses will treat you like one if you walk in with a jailbroken iPhone) means that there are going to be a lot of jailbroken iPhones out there.

It works like this: you go to jailbreakme.com, you initiate the jailbreak by sliding a slider like the one you use to answer a phone call, then you see this:

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Then your iPhone is jailbroken. I love it.

New Zealand elect to bat, Tim Southee replaces Lockie Ferguson

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Jan
5

Toss New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat v Sri Lanka

New Zealand have won the toss and chosen to bat for the second successive match at Mt. Maunganui, on another surface expected to aid batsmen.

Strangely, although it had been the hosts who won the first match comfortably, it is they who have made a change to their XI. Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson exits the XI, with captain Kane Williamson citing a heavy workload for Ferguson as the reason for his omission. Tim Southee comes back into the team in his place.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have persisted with the same XI, which means that Dasun Shanaka remains out of the XI, and Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Gunaratne and Thisara Perera all play together as allrounders in the lower middle order.

The weather is expected to remain good for the duration of the encounter. Having lost the first match, Sri Lanka must win this game to keep the three-match series alive.

New Zealand: 1 Colin Munro, 2 Martin Guptill, 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 James Neesham, 7 Tim Seifert (wk), 8 Tim Southee, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult

Sri Lanka: 1 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Dinesh Chandimal, 4 Kusal Mendis, 5 Kusal Perera, 6 Asela Gunaratne, 7 Seekuge Prasanna, 8 Thisara Perera, 9 Lakshan Sandakan, 10 Lasith Malinga (capt), 11 Nuwan Pradeep

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