Seven stories in the news for Monday, May 1———TRUDEAU LIBERALS BACK DOWN ON COMMONS REFORMThe Trudeau government says it’s dropping some of its most controversial proposals for reforming the way the House of Commons operates. Those include having the prime minister answer all queries in one question period each week, as Justin Trudeau has already begun doing. The opposition parties had denounced some of the proposed changes as a bid by the Liberals to control the parliamentary agenda and hamstring their efforts to hold the government to account.———B.C. ELECTION RACE ENTERS HOME STRETCHThe final push for votes is on in the campaign for British Columbia’s May 9 election. The leaders of the main political parties hit the hustings yesterday, trying to get out their message and shore up votes. Liberal Leader Christy Clark vowed to protect jobs in resource industries like forestry and mining, while New Democrat Leader John Horgan was pledging to make life more affordable for British Columbians.———WRIT DROPPED IN NOVA SCOTIAIt’s the first full day of the Nova Scotia election campaign. Premier Stephen McNeil called an election on Sunday, defending his government’s tough choices as the opposition parties attempted to frame the May 30 vote as a referendum on the Liberals’ penny-pinching. At dissolution the Liberals held 34 seats in the 51-seat legislature, the Progressive Conservatives had 10 and the NDP 5. There was one Independent and one seat was vacant.———2 DEAD AFTER BOAT SINKS OFF VANCOUVER ISLANDTwo people were killed and three others survived when a fishing boat sank off the west coast of Vancouver Island. The 8.5-metre-long catamaran was fishing for halibut near Tofino Sunday afternoon when it issued a distress call and said all aboard were abandoning ship. The vessel went down in the same area where six people died after the whale watching vessel Leviathan II capsized in October 2015.———BODY OF MISSING HUNTER RECOVERED IN ALBERTAThe body of one of four men who went missing in northeastern Alberta a week ago has been found. The RCMP say the body of Walter Ladouceur of Fort Chipewyan was recovered Sunday from the Rocher River. A search continues for the three other men, who along with Ladouceur, were reported missing on Apr. 24 after leaving on a hunting trip the previous night.———OILPATCH FEARS COSTS WILL RISE WHEN POT IS LEGALOilpatch CEOs fear their costs will rise when Ottawa passes recently introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana. The issue of drug use is closely watched in the industry, where workers tend to be young and hazards include long commutes to and from remote drilling sites, wells that produce poisonous or explosive gas and exposure to heavy machinery. Many oil and gas companies have strict bans on alcohol and drugs at work.———SMOKING LOUNGES STOKE CONTROVERSY IN DENVERDespite hundreds of pot dispensaries and licensed grow-ops in Denver, there are very few places residents can actually smoke marijuana outside their own homes. And as Canada prepares to unveil its recreational pot market on July 1st, 2018, advocates south of the border are urging local governments to start thinking now about providing spaces for people to consume a perfectly legal substance.———
Keara Carter of Saskatoon was an extra on the final season of Game of Thrones. Advertisement The 23-year-old GoT fan knew that Belfast was a filming hotspot and a local tour guide helped her land the unusual part-time job.“He took my picture and then submitted it,” Carter told CTV Saskatoon. “And then I guess they thought I could be a good dead person.”RELATED: SASKATOON STUDENT SHARES EXPERIENCE FILMING FINAL SEASON OF GAME OF THRONESIt was difficult, but Carter managed to keep what she saw secret from prying friends.“They just want to know the spoilers and I’m not supposed to talk about it,” she said.While the show may have come to an end, Carter’s time in Westeros isn’t over yet.She’ll be heading back to Belfast and plans to work as an extra on the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel.CTV A Canadian woman can finally talk about her small role on Game of Thrones, now that the last episode of the medieval fantasy show has aired.University of Saskatchewan student Keara Carter appeared as an extra on three episodes in 2018. She played a White Walker and a resident of Flea Bottom.The show shot at night, so Carter was able to do the job while attending classes during the day toward her astrophysics degree in Belfast, Northern Ireland.A wardrobe tag from one of Keara Carter’s roles in the final season of Game of Thrones is seen here. Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Advertisement Facebook
APTN National NewsA young girl’s dream lives on after her untimely death.Youth from her home community are taking on her message of equality and the dire need for a school in her fly-in community.On Wednesday, a book was launched in her honour.APTN National News reporter Donna Smith has this story from Toronto.
“Television can be a tremendous force for good,” Mr. Annan said in a message marking World Television Day. “It can educate great numbers of people about the world around them. It can show us how much we have in common with our neighbours, near and far. And, it can shed light on the dark corners, where ignorance and hatred fester.” He noted that the first-ever World Summit on the Information Society next month in Geneva would provide a global platform to address a wide range of important issues, including how best to put information technology at the service of development, as well as the question of press freedom and cultural diversity. “Freedom of the press is essential to our efforts to build an open, inclusive information society, and to peace and development, in general,” he said. “But the flow of information ought not be one way only, from North to South; this has led to a burgeoning ‘content divide’ that threatens to overwhelm or marginalize local views and voices. “We must find ways to address this situation, and to preserve and promote cultural and linguistic diversity – without infringing on media freedoms. Press freedom and pluralism of content can, and must, develop together in the information society,” he added. Mr. Annan noted television’s potential to help achieve the ambitious goals set by the UN World Millennium Summit of 2000 to combat the most serious global problems, such as halving the numbers of those suffering from poverty and hunger by 2015. “Here, too, the world’s broadcasters can make an important contribution, for example, by using animation, children’s programming and reality shows to explain the Millennium Development Goals, adopted by world leaders three years ago,” he said. Referring to the World Electronic Media Forum that the UN is organizing in connection with the Geneva summit, he concluded: “On this observance of World Television Day, I invite the world’s television professionals to seize the opportunity presented by the upcoming Forum, and consider how they can work with the United Nations to ensure that television contributes to progress and to the well-being of all the world’s people.”
A statement issued by Mr. Annan’s spokesman on the bombing that took place in the city of Multan said the Secretary-General “reiterates that all terrorist acts are utterly unacceptable, and expresses his serious concern about the dangers of sectarian violence.”The Secretary-General “urges the authorities to take effective action against such acts and hopes that community and religious leaders will exercise their influence by calling for restraint and calm,” the statement said.
Financial tips for workers on the layoff bubble by News Staff Posted Jan 23, 2015 7:31 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Low oil prices are leading to thousands of layoffs in Alberta.A report Thursday from the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors predicts upwards of 23,000 pink slips will be handed out this year as a result of lower drilling forecasts.Jeff Schwartz is the Executive director of Consolidated Credit Services of Canada, and has some tips for those worried they are on the layoff bubble.Schwartz says the first thing you need to do if you’ve been laid off, or concerned you will be is cut spending.“You really want to drill into your budget, because budgeting is tough really even at the best of times, but now it’s going to be even tighter for your finances as you go forward. So it’s not so much about how much you earn at one point, it’s really about how much you save,” he said.Other tips: save a rainy day fund of three-to-six months’ worth of expenses while you’re working, and don’t treat a lay-off as a paid vacation.Schwartz suggests, looking for new work immediately, exploring EI Benefits, and researching what you qualify for before the layoffs hit.
Vladimir Makei noted that the former has been associated with global political instability resulting from wars, conflicts, terrorism, xenophobia and other factors – giving rise to mounting chaos and despondency. This predicament came about because there was no peace treaty to end the Cold War, as is usual in other major wars. “We were left without a universally accepted framework, which could have guided our subsequent behaviour,” he explained.“But it is never late to do what is right,” continued Mr. Makei, pointing to the possibility of a negotiating process in which key global powers collectively strategize on building new constructive relations. “Agreements emanating from the dialogue would, essentially, put an end to the last epochal war,” he explained, adding that the UN would have a role in its implementation.While the second world tendency – increased economic globalization – has contributed to progress and economic development, it appears that the majority of the world’s population did not benefit, especially over the last few decades. “As a result,” said Mr. Makei, “we have not been able to eliminate poverty, while inequality has been steadily on the rise.”Belarus believes that regional integration is a key feature of the contemporary world, as it leaves less room for political fragmentation. While acknowledging that everyone might not agree on the importance of tightening cooperation among regional integration processes, Mr. Makei said “what, however, we are firmly convinced of is that it is high time for all of us to demonstrate urgency in action and cooperation for the sake of peace and prosperity.”
Meghan Markle and Misha NonooCredit:Getty Senior Royal guests at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of CambridgeCredit:Getty Priyanka Chopra, who has confirmed she will be at the weddingCredit:Getty Other guests are reported to include the stars of the Prince’s key charities, from rhino conservationists to Invictus Games veterans, Ms Markle’s vet and hairdresser, matchmaker Violet von Westenholz, and celebrity couples the Beckhams and the Clooneys.A further 2,640 members of the public have been awarded tickets to watch the outside of the chapel, catching sight of Ms Markle arrive by car and the newlywed couple leaving in a carriage. It is not yet known whether Prince Louis, who will be less than a month old by the time of the wedding, will attend. As such, politicians, heads of state and ambassadors are not expected to attend, with all guests having a personal connection with the couple.While senior members of the Royal Family will be immediately recognisable, and celebrity-watchers will be familiar with some of Ms Markle’s friends, the identity of the majority of the 600-strong congregation is likely to test even the most informed of viewers. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who have only invited genuine friends to their weddingCredit:AP Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. His brother and sister, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are expected to be given a role in the bridal party, as pageboy and bridesmaid.Their father, the Duke of Cambridge, will perform best man duties, making a speech and helping to organise the private afterparty for 200 of the Prince and Ms Markle’s closest friends at Frogmore House.On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales made his first visit to see the newborn Prince, flying down from Scotland to visit Kensington Palace to meet his third grandchild. Sky News has became the latest broadcaster to announce its plans for the Royal Wedding, claiming it is the only one to use the “Ultra High Definition” technology it describes as have “four times the detail of standard HD”.Coverage beginning at 6am will be anchored by Kay Burley, with appearances from Gina Nelthrope-Cowne, Ms Markle’s former agent, fashion designer Amanda Wakeley, and wedding planner, Peregrine Armstrong-Jones. Among the St George’s Chapel invitees are Ms Markle’s friends Priyanka Chopra, Jessica Mulroney, Misha Noo and Serena Williams, and Suits co-stars including Sarah Rafferty, Patrick J Adams and Gabriel Macht. ITV’s rival offering will be presented by Julie Etchingham and Phillip Schofield, with correspondents stationed around Windsor and at Prince Harry’s charity Sentebale in Lesotho. The BBC has not yet announced its plans. The visit coincided with Princess Charlotte’s third birthday. The main cast of Suits will be at the weddingCredit:NBCUniversal It is set to be one of the most eclectic congregations in Royal wedding history, from Her Majesty the Queen to American television stars.But anyone not quite up to speed on their minor Royalty, lifestyle bloggers and stars of Suits need not worry, as broadcasters use “world-first” recognition technology to identify Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s friends and family.Sky News is to create a “Who’s Who” function for its coverage of the Royal wedding, using bespoke software to name guests as they walk into St George’s Chapel, and provide details about how they know the couple.The “Royal Wedding: Who’s Who Live” function, available on an app, will offer onscreen captions and graphics to explain the wide range of attendees.Kensington Palace will not provide a full guest list for the wedding, which is not a state occasion.
“We have children starting school at the age of four who are used to having technology put in front of them almost as a soother… Children are less inquisitive and ask fewer questions because their minds have been dulled by iPads before they even enter primary school, according to the head of Britain’s biggest head teachers’ association. He said it prevented them developing their imagination and an inquisitive mind which came from reading picture books with their parents. Andrew Mellor, the president of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), said children were coming into school as passive rather than active learners because parents were using iPads as “soothers” to keep them quiet. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
Key industry decision-makers and mining industry personnel yesterday gathered at the Sydney Showgrounds for Australia’s most extensive mining exhibition, the Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX). Running from 29-31 August, AIMEX brings leading experts in the areas of underground mining, surface mining and mining innovation together to showcase the latest products and services, discuss the importance of innovation and share case studies. The organisers said the free-to-attend, three-day event “offers visitors unrivalled access to world-class industry leaders, with more than 320 exhibitors on the exhibition floor and over 30 leading speakers across 16 sessions, as part of The Future of Mining conference.”Sponsored by Fluidmesh Networks, the conference program addresses key themes such as the economic and political outlook for the sector, automation and digital advancements to improve operational efficiency and maintenance, technological advancements in drilling, blasting, processing and bulk materials handling, tyre management and fleet performance, and occupational health and safety.Opening the conference program, NSW Minerals Council’s CEO Stephen Galilee, World Coal Association Chairman, Mick Buffier, BIS Oxford Economics Infrastructure, Mining Senior Economist, Adrian Hart, and CRU Managing Consultant, Alex Tonks, provided a wide ranging update on the future outlook of the mining industry. AIMEX event director, Brandon Ward, said, “The first day of the event saw attendees gather to see the newest services and products entering the market and converse with industry leaders as to where the sector is heading. “With a packed event schedule of networking, panel sessions, white paper discussions and presentations, AIMEX provides visitors with the chance to interact face-to-face and collaborate with one another.”On the exhibition floor, world leading supplier of mining tyres services and products, Kal Tire, joins Airbus Defence and Space, BELAZ, Innova Global, Orb Engineering Services, Enerpac, Global Pumps and ContiTech Australia to showcase new and innovative services and products. Major supporters of AIMEX 2017 include the NSW Government Department of Industry, Engineers Australia, NSW Mining, METS Ignited, Austrade, Austmine, Mining3, Bowen Basin Mining Club and WTIA.
The Pilbara Minerals Board has conditionally exercised its option to enter into an incorporated joint venture with POSCO (for up to 30% participation) for the development of a downstream lithium chemical conversion facility in South Korea.Pilbara Minerals’ Managing Director and CEO, Ken Brinsden, said the company’s relationship with POSCO had developed over the last year as it has continued to work through the Pilgangoora lithium project joint venture.“It has been really pleasing to see the positive results generated by the due diligence work to date. The significant investment by POSCO into their PosLX technology has paid off and they have proven their ability to produce an industry leading, battery-ready lithium product through their innovative lithium purification process,” he said.On October 2, 2018, Pilbara Minerals produced its first spodumene concentrate shipment from Pilgangoora. A total of 8,800 t (wet) of spodumene concentrate grading approximately 6.1% lithia and 1.2% Fe2O3 set sail from Port Hedland bound for the company’s offtake partners in north Asia.The company’s agreement with POSCO encompasses long-term offtake, funding and the downstream conversion plant joint venture opportunity.Brinsden said the rapid growth in lithium chemicals consumption in South Korea could see the country’s battery manufacturing sector supply around 25% of worldwide capacity by 2028, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.The downstream lithium facility, to be located in the Gwangyang Free Economic Zone in South Korea, would have up to 40,000 t/y of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) capacity and process spodumene from Pilgangoora using POSCO’s patented PosLX purification process.Since the December quarter, Pilbara Minerals has been undertaking technical due diligence to assess the proposed chemical plant development and work to date has delivered promising results, it said.“Due diligence has included a visit of technical staff and assessment of POSCO’s existing commercial operations plant using their PosLX technology, based on Pilbara Minerals’ spodumene delivered from the Pilgangoora project,” Pilbara Minerals said.POSCO has developed its first commercial-scale operation (after the initial development of a pilot scale plant) that produces up to 2,500 t/y of lithium chemicals on an LCE basis, according to Pilbara Minerals. Based on spodumene chemical conversion, the plant has the capacity and flexibility to produce both high grade lithium hydroxide, or, alternately, lithium carbonate products with low impurities in the final products produced.Pilbara Minerals said: “The battery grade lithium hydroxide produced has to date been tested by major South Korean cathode makers and has passed their qualification process.”Once a number of conditions surrounding the deal are complete, they will be put to the Board of Pilbara Minerals for a final decision and commitment to the joint development in mid- to late-May 2019. The parties would then aim to complete construction of the chemical conversion plant in late 2020 with commencement of ramp-up and production from early 2021.
THE LAST TWO Irish European election candidates elected in the South constituency and the Dublin constituency will not be able to take up their seats in the European Parliament until the UK has left the EU.This means that two Irish MEPs elected in this year’s European Parliament elections, despite Ireland being assigned an extra two seats.Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to UK’s vote to leave the European Union. An additional seat is being granted to the Dublin constituency, bringing it to a four seater. Meanwhile, Ireland South constituency will now be a five seater. The Midlands North West constituency remains a four seater.European Parliament elections will be held at the end of May 2019 across Europe. However, before elections can be held in Ireland, it is necessary to enact legislation to give effect to some process changes identified by the European Council and also to address some of the challenges that arise due to Brexit.Today, Cabinet discussed some of the “more complex issues” that are not already included in the Bill, which included the issue with the two extra seats.Brexit limboThe Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy said that as the South and Dublin constituencies were allocated the two additional seats, it was deemed appropriate that they would be identified as the seats that would not be taken up until the UK has left the EU.Whether the two elected candidates are entitled to a salary and expenses while their seats are in limbo due to Brexit is a matter “for the European Commission to clarify and decide on”, said a government spokesperson.In addition to the two extra MEPs Ireland may be getting, Cabinet also discussed the voting rights of British citizens in European elections.Under European law, only citizens of the European Union are entitled to vote and stand for election in European Parliament elections. This means that when the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union, British citizens resident in the State will no longer have a right to vote at, or stand as candidates in, elections to the European Parliament held in Ireland. Cabinet today discussed how following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, British citizens resident in Ireland will still have the right to vote at general elections and the right to vote and stand at local elections. Image: AP/PA Images Short URL 18,290 Views By Christina Finn 12 Comments https://jrnl.ie/4502638 Feb 19th 2019, 8:33 PM Image: AP/PA Images Tuesday 19 Feb 2019, 8:33 PM Two MEPs elected in South and Dublin constituencies won’t be able to take their seats until the UK has left Ireland was allotted the additional two seats as part of the redistribution of seats due to Brexit. Share2 Tweet Email1 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
A full house gathered at the Melbourne Town Hall on Wednesday night for the second major runway show for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2010 Designer Series. The crowd was eager in anticipation of seeing some of the nation’s best designers send their latest collections down the catwalk and they were not disappointed. The show featured some of Melbourne’s biggest names including Aurelio Costarella, who opened the show with a spectacular dress featuring endless layers of grey and beige silk. This was followed by the ephemeral work of Gwendolynne, which featured plenty of her trademark embellishment and beading. Also showing on the night were Akira, Christine, Collette Dinnigan, Lisa Ho, Megan Park, Thurley and Yeojin Bae. MSFW favourite and Melbourne-based designer, Arthur Galan was a highlight. His collection of men’s and womenswear that was a clever mix of resort and preppy looks. Men’s suiting was simple but set off by smart detailing and is sure to snapped on several local celebrities during this year’s spring racing carnival. Highlights of his women’s collection included figure-skimming dresses with exciting prints and some seriously fierce leather skirts and shorts – sure to get everyone’s attention. The night featured an eclectic mix of whimsical retro-inspired pieces and upscale resort looks. Floral prints and embellishments featured heavily in nearly every collection, as did muted tones of nude, peach and champagne. Skirts and dresses were full and floaty and there was a big emphasis on femininity. Blazers are still big news for the ladies and were teamed with everything from floor-length gowns to shorts. Overall summer looks set to be full of fun and colour. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
“Regardless of the outcome, Greece will continue to face substantial economic dislocation in the shorter term,” Goldman’s Huw Pill said.“Greece will ultimately remain in the Euro area even in the event of a ‘No’ vote.”The IMF is backing its original claim that a debt haircut is absolutely necessary, however, Goldman Sachs, agrees with Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis that Greece will remain in the Eurozone.“A ‘No’ vote, in which the current government becomes more politically entrenched is likely to be viewed negatively by markets,” Pill added.“We do not see such an outcome as necessarily implying a definitive ‘Grexit’. In the first instance, such an outcome is likely to perpetuate the status quo: the European authorities would neither extend further financial and liquidity support nor engage in a new round of negotiation with the Greek government offering more favourable terms.”According to Sachs the ‘Oxi’ result, will force Greek banks to remain closed and the economic situation will deteriorate, ultimately triggering political change as the economy seizes up. Of course, that change could long term move in a chaotic direction leading to a ‘Grexit’. “Any attempt to shift policies in the direction of exit would prompt a domestic political response bringing down the government and moving to an accord with Brussels to maintain membership of the Euro area.”“For Tsipras to have had the full leverage he wanted, he should have had this standoff last year, before the ECB launched its QE,” Pill concludes.Source: Goldman Sachs Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Twitter Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rhyno on when his WWE contract expires, how much he was offered to stay home, future plans SPOILER: Former WWE Superstar returns at last night’s Impact TV tapings in Windsor WhatsApp Pinterest Another Wrestling Podcast passed along this recap.http://anotherwrestlingpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-72-an-evolution-of-finishing-moves-with-rhyno/Episode 72: An Evolution of Finishing Moves with RhynoIn this episode the guys are discussing how finishing moves have evolved over time. Are today’s finishers over used or a tribute to the past? Joining them is former ECW alumni and current NXT superstar Rhyno! Also stopping by is Nick D’Angelo as he talks about the return of CTWE!AWP -The WWE Universe was rocked the night after SummerSlam when fellow ECW alumni “The Dudley Boys” made their highly anticipated return to RAW. What were your thoughts when you heard they had returned?RHYNO- Well their talented, probably one of the greatest tag teams to ever grace the ring. So it just makes sense, some of us are very blessed cause we’re kind of ageless in a way. Bubba and Devon they’re tough SOB’s, it seems like they haven’t aged. Especially their in ring performance it’s still top notch. I think the fans are very excited about it, a lot of the wrestlers to, cause were still fans. I think a lot of the wrestlers are excited about it. And it gives the tag teams a great opportunity to work with veterans in front of the live events, in front of the tv audience and in front of the ppv audience too. So it’s a no brainer.AWP- Do you think that’s what’s lacking to, they haven’t had a surprise return to the main roster in quite awhile, especially on RAW at least.RHYNO- It’s return of veterans to the locker room on a full time schedule and that’s very important because not only is it important to learn from the veterans in the ring, not only by watching them and not only by working with them in the ring but seeing how they act and conduct themselves outside of the ring. Because a lot of veterans lets just face it, It’s just human life you learn from your mistakes, some people don’t but most of us do. And then the best thing to do is if you see a person who has made a mistake that has learned from it you can than prevent yourself from making a mistake. So thats the importance of having a veteran on a full time schedule, because you see how they travel, you see what they do, and what they don’t do and you realize why they do certain things and don’t do other things…and therefore as a veteran you become a leader.http://www.AnotherWrestlingPodcast.comBuy a Shirt!prowrestlingtees.com/anotherwrestlingpodcastSubscribe to us on iTuneshttp://apple.co/1zbRShwLike us on Facebookhttps://facebook.com/anotherwrestlingpodcastFollow us on Twitterhttps://twitter.com/AWrestlingPodSubscribe to us on Youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/anotherwrestlingpodFollow us on TuneInhttp://tunein.com/radio/Another-Wrestling-Podcast-p717689Subscribe to us on Stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/another-wrestling-podcastSubscribe to us on PlayerFMhttp://player.fm/series/another-wrestling-podcastVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteDuration 0:00/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Remaining Time -0:00 FullscreenThis 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. Facebook Google+ Rhyno addresses retirement rumors, Balor to be replaced on Mixed Match Challenge
Police arrested an accused from Joypur Bazaar in Puthia upazila on Monday night in connection with murder of Rajshahi University’s sociology department teacher professor AKM Shafiul Islam Lilon, repots UNB.The arrestee is Ariful Islam alias Manik, son of late Ashraf Ali, a resident of Katakhali municipal area in Poba upazila.He is charge-sheeted accused in the murder case.The RU teacher was killed near his house in Choddopai area adjacent to the RU campus on 15 November 2014.Sayedur Rahman Bhuiyan, officer-in-charge of Puthia police station, said that on secret information, a team of police conducted a drive around 8:00pm and arrested Manik along with a foreign pistol, magazine and five rounds of bullets.A case was filed under explosives control acts.
A man who appeared intoxicated drove his car the wrong way up a Times Square street and plowed into pedestrians on the sidewalk Thursday, killing a teenager and injuring 22 other people, authorities and witnesses said. The driver was taken into custody and being tested for alcohol.Pandemonium erupted when the vehicle barreled through the prime tourist location and came to rest with two of its wheels in the air. The car leaned on a lamppost and steel barriers intended to block vehicles from getting onto the sidewalk.“He’s just mowing down people,” said Asa Lowe, of Brooklyn, who was standing outside a store when he heard screaming. “He didn’t stop. He just kept going.”The crash happened midday on a hot, clear day that brought large crowds of people into the streets to enjoy the good weather. Video posted online showed steam or smoke pouring from the car for a few moments after it stopped moving.After the car struck a barricade and stopped, the driver climbed out of his vehicle, Lowe said.“He just started running until people tackled him down,” Lowe said. “Citizens just reacted.”The driver, a 26-year-old Navy veteran named Richard Rojas, was taken into custody and was undergoing tests for alcohol and drugs, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said. Rojas had been arrested at least twice previously for driving while intoxicated, once in 2008 and once in 2015, police said. He was in custody, and it wasn’t clear if he had an attorney yet who could comment on his behalf.The crash killed an 18-year-old woman and the injured included her 13-year-old sister, police said.Police do not suspect a link to terrorism, but the vehicle was checked by the bomb squad and certain city landmarks were getting a beefed up police presence.“Out of an abundance of caution,” Mayor Bill de Blasio added.Police said Rojas made a quick U-turn onto 42nd Street and then drove up the sidewalk for three blocks, passing tourist draws like the Hard Rock Cafe and the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant and mowing people down before slamming into a pole. He was combative with officers who handcuffed him, authorities said.Bruno Carvalho, a student at SUNY Albany, said the car approached quickly and passed him on the sidewalk.“People just got stunned,” he said. “I don’t think there was actually time for screaming.”He said he saw about five people who looked gravely injured — “people, really bad, in front of us.”Tourists Patrick and Kelly Graves of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, were waiting to get on a tour bus when they heard the crash.Kelly Graves said she feared the worst, maybe a bomb, as “chaos” erupted and people began running.People rushed to help the injured, who were lying on the sidewalk.The White House said President Donald Trump was informed of the situation in Times Square and would continue to be briefed as it unfolded.The sidewalks in many parts of Times Square and surrounding blocks are lined with metal posts designed to prevent cars from getting onto the sidewalks and other public areas.That network of barricades, though, is far from a complete defense. There are many areas where vehicles could be driven onto packed sidewalks or public plazas.Times Square also has a heavy police presence at all hours of the day and night. ___ Associated Press writers Libby Quaid in Washington and Jennifer Peltz and Jake Pearson in New York contributed to this report.A vehicle that struck pedestrians and crashed is seen on the sidewalk in Times Square in New York City https://t.co/qXr8njWS0J ???? Mike Segar pic.twitter.com/YjI0lv8B9t— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) May 18, 2017 JUST IN: 13 injured after car strikes pedestrians in New York’s Times Square, authorities say https://t.co/jhOLjLF14Q pic.twitter.com/75BOCsFWTW— CNN International (@cnni) May 18, 2017 Share
(PhysOrg.com) — Turn over tweaks, updates, and edits on your entire body of recent work, personal accounts, financial records, and legal communiqués to cloud services? Giants like Google might sport a smiley face if you do, but finding an alternative for home PC users has been a topic for researchers. A combined team from Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Labs in Cambridge, England, have developed ZZFS, a system in prototype of software and hardware that would allow users to access files remotely, even when that home PC is sleeping. A user could use the Windows Explorer file browser to see all the files and folders on other computers with ZZFS installed. Data on one computer would be visible and accessible from any of the others. The file synching system is viewed as an alternative to trusting a third party with files. Whether using Microsoft Office or iTunes, this idea has files opened normally once retrieved over the Internet. Michelle Mazurek of Carnegie Mellon University presented the prototype at the Usenix File and Storage Technology conference in San Jose earlier this month, where sessions and presentations were all about storage-system research and newer directions. The title of the paper, “ZZFS: A hybrid device and cloud ﬁle system for spontaneous users”According to a report from Technology Review, the USB device Somniloquy is used along with the software to process network traffic autonomously. As the name suggests, the hardware device connects to the Internet, can awaken a PC from sleep mode, retrieve data and then power it back down. It has enough gigabytes of storage to cache the files. According to the authors of the study, “Somniloquy is more appropriate than Wake-onLAN (WoL) for mobile storage devices, because it operates through ﬁrewalls and NAT boxes, and it handles mobility across subnets.”The authors note that “Good execution of data placement, caching and consistency policies across a user’s personal devices has always been hard. Unpredictable networks, capricious user behavior with leaving devices on or off and non-uniform energy-saving policies constantly interfere with the good intentions of a storage system’s policies.”Their goal has been to find a way to better manage the “uncertainties.” They refer to their system as a distributed device and cloud ﬁle system for ﬁle access. More information: research.microsoft.com/pubs/15 … 1/ZZFSfinalpaper.pdf © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further Microsoft ‘streaming storage’ patent maps OS future Citation: ZZFS team says file syncs can be more personal (2012, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-zzfs-team-syncs-personal.html 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.
Mozilla publishes Firefox Public Data Report by Martin Brinkmann on August 30, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: September 14, 2018 – 36 commentsFirefox Public Data Report is a new weekly report by Mozilla that offers current and historic statistics on user metrics, usage behavior, and configurations on mobile and desktop operating systems.Has Firefox lost users in the last twelve months? What are the most widely used languages, the percentage of Firefox installations with Tracking Protection enabled or add-ons installed, or the top operating system?The Firefox Public Data Report answers these and other questions. The data is updated weekly and Mozilla aims to be more open about core Firefox metrics and to provide anyone with a better understanding of the state of the Web and Firefox in particular.Firefox Public Data ReportThe main URL of the report is https://data.firefox.com/. Just click on the link to open the main report page in any modern web browser. The report is split into desktop and mobile sections, and each section is divided into “user activity”, “usage behavior”, and “hardware across the Web”.Note: mobile reports are not yet available at the time of writing.Some settings support the selection of regions or different time periods to narrow the data sets down.User ActivityUser Activity is all about the “state of the Firefox Desktop userbase” and web consumption. The report displays more than a year worth of the following statistics:Yearly Active UsersMonthly Active UsersDaily UsageAverage IntensityNew Profile RateLatest VersionProbably most interesting from a Firefox enthusiasts’ perspective are the yearly and monthly active users. Firefox had about 900 million active yearly users in August 2017 and about 861 million in August 2018.Mozilla recorded about 277 million monthly active users in August 2017 and about 256 million monthly active users in August 2018.Usage BehaviorUsage Behavior lists “ways in which desktop users are interacting with the web”. The report lists top languages, the percentage of tracking protection that is set to on always, the percentage of users with add-ons, and the top ten add-ons.US English is the leading language with about 40% of all installations. It is followed by German with about 11%, French with 6.5%, and Russian and Spanish with about 5% each.Always on tracking protection is on the rise. About 1.3% of all Firefox users have turned on the feature permanently.Add-on usage sits at about 35% of all Firefox desktop clients, a drop from about 38% a year ago. In other words, only a third of Firefox users use add-ons.The top ten add-ons as of August 2018 are:RankAdd-onUsage1Adblock Plus9.384%2uBlock Origin3.296%3Video DownloadHelper2.697%4Cisco Webex Extension1.411%5Визуальные закладки1.255%6Search Extension by Ask1.184%7AdBlock0.969%8SaveFrom.net помощник0.925%9Советник Яндекс.Маркета0.868%10Ghostery – Privacy Ad Blocker0.795%Hardware across the WebThe third and final section is all about hardware used by a “representative sample of the population from Firefox’s release channel on desktop”. It lists information about used CPUs and GPUs, operating systems, whether Flash or Unity is supported, or the display resolution.Closing WordsThe report provides excellent insight into the Firefox ecosystem, distribution of the browser, hardware and software use, and trends.While Firefox use seems to drop year over year when you check usage share analytics services, the drop is not really reflected in yearly or monthly active users. While there has been a drop, it is not nearly as big to explain the discrepancy.The publication of the report provides users and journalists with statistical data that Firefox enthusiasts and journalists may use to refute rumors or in the analysis of trends.Now You: What is the most interesting revelation from the report? (via Born)SummaryArticle NameMozilla publishes Firefox Public Data ReportDescriptionFirefox Public Data Report is a new weekly report by Mozilla that offers current and historic statistics on user metrics, usage behavior, and configurations on mobile and desktop operating systems.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
CALGARY — An air passenger rights advocate has filed a regulatory complaint against Swoop Inc., claiming the new low-cost airline is unlawfully charging baggage fees.In a complaint to the Canadian Transportation Agency, Gabor Lukacs says the commercial carrier is flouting Canadian law by failing to offer passengers a basic fare that includes a carry-on and a checked bag.The Canada Transportation Act requires domestic airlines to offer a basic fare for travel within the country that has no restrictions with “reasonable baggage”.Karen McIsaac, a spokeswoman for the Calgary-based airline, says Swoop provides travellers with “a la carte service” where they pay a low base fare and add on features such as a checked bag for a fee.She says the airline has specifically designed the self-booking website and mobile app to be extremely clear around what is provided in the fare and what the optional fees and added features entail.But Lukacs, the Halifax-based founder of the independent non-profit organization Air Passenger Rights, calls the airline’s approach “deceptive”.More news: Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youth“I find it deceptive to tell people, ‘We have very cheap tickets but by the way if you want to have a carry on it’s $80 plus tax’,” he said.According to the airline’s website, carry-on luggage is about $35 if paid in advance, $50 if paid at the time of check-in at the airport and $80 at the gate.Swoop was announced by WestJet last September and offers service to Hamilton, Halifax, Edmonton, Abbotsford and Winnipeg, as well as some U.S. destinations.McIsaac says Swoop is catering to a demand for more travel options.“We are confident that Canadians are appreciative of the ability to be in control of what they pay for and what they don’t, as our aircraft have been more than 90% full since day one of operations,” she says in an email.While Lukacs says he supports airlines offering different options to passengers, he says one of those options must be a basic fare that includes baggage.More news: Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughts“If you look at Air Canada, for example, they have a number of different fare classes and that’s perfectly fair game,” he says.“There is no law that says you have to always offer baggage with every fare but rather you have to have one fare which is unrestricted and includes transportation for an adult with reasonable baggage.” Passenger rights advocate launches complaint against Swoop Share Friday, September 21, 2018 By: The Canadian Press Tags: Baggage, WestJet Swoop << Previous PostNext Post >>