Around 90 Migrants Reported Dead Off Libya Coast

Rabat- As many as 90 migrants are feared dead after a migrant boat capsized off the Libyan coast near the city of Zuara on Friday, reported the United Nations migration agency.The majority of the migrants were from Pakistan, three survivors have told aid workers. Two of the three survivors were able to swim to the shore, while the third was rescued by a fishing boat.The tragedy occurred when the overloaded boat carrying the migrants capsized, according to Olivia Headon,  a spokesperson of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In 2016, nearly 171,000 asylum seekers arrived in Italy via boats and rafts, according to statistics from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.In recent years, thousands of migrants, including Moroccans, have traveled to Libya in order to reach Europe via the Mediterranean. Many, though, remain trapped in dire conditions in detention centers across Libya. International outrage followed reports last year that some migrants had been sold in slave markets.In December 2017, several videos taken by detained Moroccans were widely shared on social media, revealing the horrific conditions they faced in Libyan prisons. The trapped migrants cried for help and urged the Moroccan government to take immediate action to bring them back home. Hundreds were eventually repatriated in December following the efforts and intervention by King Mohammad VI. read more

Hudak reveals full platform

Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak is revealing his full “million jobs plan” platform for the election.Hudak says he will freeze government wages for the next two years.“There has been an extraordinary imbalance between government haves and everybody else considering what people in the private sector, not on the government payroll pensioner have gone through the last couple of years,” said Hudak. “I think it’s fair and reasonable including the MPPs, including me … no pay hikes for the next two year. That is the least we can do.”Hudak says healthcare spending will increase, home care and long-term care will expand and specialty clinics will be allowed to provide more services. read more

Conflict lack of funds threaten UNbacked polio eradication campaign in Africa

As vaccinators prepare to fan out across 24 nations on Saturday at the start of the four-day house-to-house campaign, concern is paramount for children in Côte d’Ivoire, where conflict has forced a postponement even though the paralyzing disease regained a foothold in the country in January with the importation of a virus from Nigeria.Since then, there have been 15 confirmed cases, and with the health system battered by political instability and routine immunization averaging only 45 per cent, thousands more children are at risk, UNICEF said. The upsurge in violence and resultant increase in cross border flight of refugees could carry the virus into neighbouring states.Polio re-established its grip in the region when immunization was suspended last year in various northern states of Nigeria after concerns by public figures there over the safety of oral polio vaccine, including rumours that it was contaminated by the HIV virus or that it could sterilize young girls. This led to the spread of the disease to 10 previously polio-free African countries, threatening efforts by the UN-backed Global Polio Eradication Initiative to totally eliminate it. The last suspension was finally lifted in July.Nations bordering all conflict-affected countries are being urged to strengthen polio surveillance and make special plans to immunize children who are difficult to reach, along borders or wherever there is high population movement.Meanwhile humanitarian agencies and local communities in Côte d’Ivoire are doing what they can to protect vaccine stockpiles until the campaigns can be re-started. When parts of the country lost electricity during recent violence, communities worked together to keep generators running and send tanks of fuel to remote villages to keep storage facilities cold, thus saving thousands of doses of vaccine.The continuing reach of the immunization drives is being curtailed by a funding shortfall of $200 million for the coming year – of which $35 million is needed urgently in order to carry out low-season campaigns in the early part of 2005.Despite the situation in Côte d’Ivoire, African Governments are hopeful that these immunization drives – the largest ever internationally coordinated activity in peacetime – will bring polio back under control in the region. Since Africa now has 86 per cent of all cases, stopping polio here is key to the global eradication effort. The efforts are backed by the Global Initiative, comprising UNICEF, the UN World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. read more

SMMT Manifesto

Champion automotive manufacturing in the UK·         Government policy that supports growth and continued partnership through the Automotive Council will help the industry play a vital role in the UK economy.·         Proactive engagement from government and continued investment from industry will ensure that home-grown suppliers are strengthened and internationally competitive. Create a transformed business environment·         A longer term attitude towards vehicle taxation and demand-led incentives must be pursued to enable business confidence and an internationally competitive business environment.·         Government must use available funding more effectively, providing support towards the economic recovery. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Looking beyond 6 May, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has urged the next government to continue and enhance its support for the UK automotive industry, transforming the business environment through targeted incentives championing research and development and maximising the country’s skills resources.“The UK motor industry has managed to sustain vital industrial capability through the recession and is now looking to exploit a strengthening economic recovery,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive.  “The UK has a great opportunity to strengthen its automotive supply base and capitalise on the transition to ultra-low carbon vehicle technologies.  The next government must commit to continuing the work of the Automotive Council and actively support measures to improve skills, encourage more investment in R&D and re-build business and consumer confidence.” Support research, design and development·         The automotive sector invests over £1 billion in R&D each year in the UK, and is the largest investor in R&D in Europe.  Government should support this investment through clear and targeted incentives to attract further investment.·         Government should make the UK R&D tax credit system more flexible by providing immediately payable credit on a temporary basis. Key measures highlighted in the SMMT manifesto include:   Close the skills gap·         A refreshed and more focused approach to skills and training is essential to ensuring the UK remains globally competitive.·         An increase in investment for science, technology, engineering and maths is necessary to open up employment opportunities within the automotive sector.Download the SMMT Manifesto.  Directing its manifesto at the next government, SMMT outlines the key issues that will affect the UK motor industry in the near future and advises on policy direction to maximise the industry’s potential. The automotive sector is a vital part of the UK economy with a turnover of £52 billion, exports amounting to 10% of the UK total and supporting over 800,000 jobs and is at the forefront of low-carbon technology. read more

Duke and Duchess of Sussex turn theatre trips into charity goldmine

Shortly afterwards, the Duke went to Bat Out of Hell, the musical, to raise money for Invictus.Johnny Hornby, chairman of Sentebale, said: “At Sentebale, a large part of our educational work with children and adolescents has focused around engaging them through play, entertainment and music. When they were enjoying their first dates in London, they liked nothing better than going undercover to see some of the finest shows the West End could offer.As a married couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now putting their theatre visits to good use, with a series of “Sentebale Nights” of entertainment to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity.  The Duke’s charity, Sentebale, has announced it is to put on a series of theatre nights to raise money for the young people of Lesotho, with the royal couple attending a special performance of Cirque du Soleil performers on Wednesday.The Duke and Duchess will be guests of honour for the premiere of the Canadian circus company’s production Totem, raising awareness and funds young people in southern Africa affected by HIV.The evening will be the second in a series of “Sentebale Nights”, following on from a fundraising performance of the hit musical Hamilton last year which the Duke and Duchess attended. We are excited to announce The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend @Cirque du Soleil’s premiere of #TOTEM at the @RoyalAlbertHall on Wednesday 16 January. The evening will raise vital funds & awareness for our work supporting vulnerable youth affected by HIV in southern Africa pic.twitter.com/psM9UNWSnj— @Sentebale (@Sentebale) January 11, 2019 The Duke of Sussex speaks to Hamilton’s George IIICredit:Getty That performance is understood to have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity in donations, with the Duke taking to the stage himself for a short speech in which he teased the audience by beginning to sing a song usually performed by the character of King George III. The Duke of Sussex speaks to Hamilton's George III “We’re very grateful to everyone at Cirque du Soleil for giving us the opportunity to shine a light on the work that Sentebale does to help children and young adults affected by HIV to live happy, healthy and productive lives.”Daniel Lamarre, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group’s chief executive, said: “We strive to make a difference in the lives of youths and encourage them to change the world.”It is because both our organisations share these very values that we will proudly dedicate our Totem premiere to the Sentebale Nights, a perfect way to allow us to raise significant funds and awareness together.” read more

Z23 Camp begins in Lund – Sweden

lundZ23 Camp ← Previous Story Drammen HK gives up on Kjelling Next Story → Pablo Simonet to French U.S Ivry Second edition of the Z23 Camp begins in the Swedish city of Lund. One of the handballest cities in Europe host over 160 kids in organization of Montenegrian NT player and the top scorer in the history of Swedish handball, Zoran Roganovic and his friends. Young handball players will work with famous coach names as Siverston, Veroljub Kosovac, Bengt Johansson, but also have opportunity to meet some of the TOP player’s names as Swedish star Isabelle Gulden or Norwegian Marit Frafjord:– We doubled number of the kids for this year part of the Camp in Lund. The Camp is organized during “sportlov” week – when a lot of families going to ski resorts. We have 160 kids, but also we had to put 20 applicants on the waiting list. Unfortunately, there is no space for all the small handball players. Our wish is to keep quality of the work and good conditions. Z23 Camp has a vision to grow slowly, year by year – says Zoran Roganovic for Handball-Planet.com.SERBIAN GUESTSZ23 Camp in Lund has international background. Beside a lot of Swedish kids, guests of the Camp will be young players of Serbian team, URK Studentski Grad Beograd, one of most talented generation – 1996. Two coaches and 23 players will see the best things from Scandinavian handball school. They will have a chance to practice, but also to play matches against the Swedish teams from Lund.SECOND PART OF THE CAMP IN MONTENEGROAs last summer, famous Montenegrian summer resort Budva will be the host of the second part of Z23 Camp. Camp will be held in June… read more

PSG Handball win fourth French championship title

5.Chambery Savoie2412012676:65124 13.Creteil245217683:76212 8.Dunkerque2410212635:66722 9.Nimes2410212652:67522 7.Aix2410212712:71222 14.Selestat 242121570:7045 1.Paris SG242301832:66346 4.St. Raphael231526657:60332 10.Ivry248412652:68520 3.Montpellier241806780:65636 11.Cesson Rennes-Metropole236314597:65415 2.Nantes242013767:66241 12.Saran245415694:78214 PSG Handball celebrate the fourth Championship title in France! The reachest club in the handball world is five points ahead of the first contenter HBC Nantes two matches until the end of StarLigue 2016/2017. After only average performance against Saran 30:29, the real job for the team of Zvonimir Noka Serdarusic made Montpellier by beating Nantes in away clash – 33:30.PSG Handball won titles in 2013, 2015 and 2016.STANDINGS: 6.Toulouse2410311688:71923 ← Previous Story Piotr Przybecki to lead Poland until Tokyo 2020! Next Story → Kadetten Schaffhausen have match ball in Switzerland read more

How Google business profiles should work

first_imgI was floored when less than 24 hours after I was on Google+ I started seeing businesses with profiles. I was angry, because it meant that those lucky enough to have an invite were wasting them instead of letting actual users into the service. I was confused too, because it showed me that the users who had created these profiles didn’t “get” Google+, and how that strategy wouldn’t really work here.It wasn’t a great day for me, especially since some of my closest friends own and run businesses, and were doing this right in front of me. After Google made their public statement that Business profiles would be coming later, and that existing business profiles would be getting deleted, I stood strong as I blocked and flagged my own friends and business partners. It hurt feelings, I am sure, but I couldn’t help it. That wasn’t the point of Google+, and those that figured it out benefited greatly. Google just closed shop on their open invitation for businesses to partipate in the beta when it was ready, which really made me think more about the service. What exactly did Google intend to do to make business profiles fit into Google+?The personal interaction of Google+ is what makes it so successful. You have people in circles, and you focus on those circles at your leisure. Because of this, the Twitter and Facebook style of blasting links to things and asking for the most amount of “likes” on something for a contest is something that is just plain unsustainable in the current format. Those who figured out that by engaging users on a personal level, and by adding their face to their marketing, got much better results.Would you rather hear about a new product from the Dell Computers Google+ account, or from Michael Dell himself? Would you rather see  the latest article from Geek.com’s Google+ profile, or from our super editor Sal Cangeloso’s account? Google+ takes the experience out of the hands of the blank entity and adds a face and a personality to it.So, if the personal interaction is king, how do you make the business profile work? After thinking long and hard about how I use Google+, and discussing with as wide an audience as possible about how they use it, I came to a single conclusion. Google+ for business needs to exist on a completely different layer above the personal layer. The Geek.com Google+ account, for example, would be a place in which employees of that company/site would be added. Once they are added, their account is noted in some way, and their personal account is given a “Geek.com Business” circle. When the user publishes something to the Geek.com circle, the business profile publishes it as if to say “Here’s a thing that Sal has to say on our behalf”. This way, the existing social system is maintained, and there’s little extra maintenance on the side of the business.What about users looking to add Geek.com to their circle? When this happens, the note will say which user made the post. Take, for example, all of the posts we’ve seen from Googlers since the service started. Many of these users I now rely on for very specific information, not just information about Google. If I want to just see information about ChromeOS, I know I want to add Google to my circle, but I want to focus on posts that come from the ChromeOS community leader. This way, I can choose to view Google’s stream in its entirety, but I can also break off specific parts into their own circles for when I want to read just those parts. Now Google is a great deal larger than most companies using the service, but the beauty of circles is that the service can be scaled based entirely on how many sections the business decides it has.How does this benefit the business? The tools that would then become available. Sharing and posting is the storefront, really just for the users benefit. Where the account really draws in the business is in the heightened potential for collaboration. Look at the black bar. Email, Documents, Calendar are already part of a Google business account. Tie them all together with a group chat and a video conferencing services and you have a complete productivity suite that works across multiple OS’. Oh, and at least for now it’s completely free. What business would say no to that?Being able to exist in this “layer above” is important, because it also paves the way for the rest of Google+. I’m talking about games, productivity tools, and multimedia enhancements as well. By existing above the social layer, users would be able to simply filter out the bits they don’t want into circles. Personally, I doubt I will be into games. I really didn’t like them on Facebook, and knowing that Google is planning to bring games to the platform has bothered me somewhat. In this format, however, I would be able to simply hide games away and never see them. If this is, in fact, how Google plans to bring about the rest of Google+, the service will cease to be thought of as a social network, and more closely compared to the evolution of the all-in-one web experience.last_img read more

Le nouveau netTop CompuLab fitPC3 est disponible

first_imgLe nouveau netTop CompuLab fit-PC3 est disponibleAvec son concentré de technologie honorable, le fit-PC3 compte bien bousculer le monde du netTop, ces pc à peine plus gros qu’un disque dur externe.Le Compulab, aussi petit qu’il soit (16 x 15 x 2.5cm), possède un processeur AMD APU mono-core (un dual-core est possible en option), sur lequel on peut adjoindre jusqu’à 8Go de mémoire DDR3. À lire aussiGrâce à un bras robotique, un homme amputé retrouve le sens du toucherIl sera également possible à l’acquéreur de choisir entre deux types de cartes graphiques: Radeon HD6290 ou HD 6320.Le CompuLab fit-PC3 supportera les écrans allant jusqu’à 1920×1200 de résolution par le port HDMI (2560×1600 sur le DisplayPort).Le netTop embarque également deux ports USB 3.0 et six USB 2.0 ainsi qu’un socket mini PCIe micro SATA.Prix de départ, 328 dollars. Un tarif qui pourra s’aggrandir jusquà 698 dollars (soit un peu plus de 500 euros) pour un Compulab aux ressources optimisées. Pour connaître toutes les caractéristiques, rendez-vous directement sur le site du fabricant.Le 30 novembre 2011 à 12:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Swipe Right on the Best Thirsty Mobile Games

first_imgStay on target It’s easy to look at our smartphone-saturated world and claim that the new technology is isolating people. All that time you spend staring at a rectangle that’s stealing your face could instead be used enjoying the world and connecting with other people. But that’s lazy criticism. If you actually look at what people are doing with mobile devices it’s usually finding new ways to enjoy the world or connect with people.And what better human connection is there than romance? Whether it’s forging a long-lasting, deep, loving commitment to another person or just acting out base animal instincts for one lustful night, people like to be together. And there are some great mobile games out there that let you virtually (or not) experience the joy of being with someone else.Find some protection and get in the mood for the best, thirstiest, mobile dating games.ReignsReigns takes the language of everyone’s favorite ego-booster Tinder and turns it into a game about actually being the most beloved person in the land. As ruler of a fantasy realm, players strategically swipe left or right on suggestions and see their kingdom flourish or fall into despair. Casual monarchy. Hook-up culture for kings. A sleeper hit, the game is getting a queen-centric sequel soon.Fire Emblem HeroesFire Emblem had always been a great series of strategy RPGs, but what really turned it into one of Nintendo’s most beloved worldwide franchises is when things got sexy. Fire Emblem: Awakening on the 3DS reinvented the series by letting you have the characters kiss and get married and have babies. There’s none of that in this mobile spin-off but it still has the layer of horniness that defines modern Fire Emblem. Pay some real money and pray you get a good anime sword wife.Hatoful BoyfriendDate a pigeon! Date a pigeon! Date a pigeon! Sure you can see the pigeons as cute anime teens instead, but why deprive yourself of the chance to tell a pigeon you love them and see them in their full, feathered, disturbingly realistic avian glory? With Hatoful Boyfriend on mobile, rest easy knowing you can always carry your bird boyfriend close to your heart.Kim Kardashian: HollywoodMore than just a cynical example of slapping a celebrity name on some product to make money (although it definitely also is that) Kim Kardashian: Hollywood is a neat little casual RPG about living the life of a powerful socialite. Along with earning fame and fortune through modeling and partying, players can also go on dates. But your precious time and celebrity energy aren’t infinite, so pick prospects wisely to find your Kanye.My Horse PrinceOnly in video games can you safely act on the fantasy of loving, truly loving, a horse. There have been countless stories about the special bonds between humanity and horses. That’s just what happens when you spend that much time riding something. But My Horse Prince dares to ask, what if I could just date the horse and whisper into his anime boy ears? Just pass me some carrots and call me Mr. Hands.Samurai Love BalladPlenty of video games have mined Japan’s dramatic Sengoku era for inspiration. Just look at all the games starring ambitious warlord Nobunaga Oda. But in Samurai Love Ballad, put away your swords and pucker up your lips for some hot history lessons. You play as a female waitress pretending to be a boy amongst your potential samurai mates, adding some steamy Mulan-esque tension.TinderI’m sure plenty of great, real, ongoing relationships have been created by Tinder. I hope so. But the ubiquitous dating app is totally a game. It actively encourages snap judgments of whether someone is just hot or not. Many only use it to get matches from strangers and feel better about themselves without ever actually meeting. And sometimes folks simply see it as a social shortcut, a way to quickly find a tour guide in another country. But however you use it, Tinder is by far the best, thirstiest mobile game.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The Most Addictive Mobile Clicker GamesSimple Geek’s Guide to…Streaming Services last_img read more

Sunrise man arrested for operating illegal slaughterhouse

first_imgSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) – The operator of an illegal slaughterhouse was arrested in Sunrise.Police arrested 51-year-old Nour Alvandakji, co-owner of what police say, is an illegal slaughterhouse near Northwest 50th Street and Hiatus Road.Officials charged Alvandakji with 17 counts of animal cruelty and seven counts of unlawful confinement.An investigation by Animal Recovery Mission revealed more than 300 abused animals, back in June.Alvandakji is being held on a $17,000 bond.His accomplice Kalito Jones was arrested earlier this month and charged with the same crimes as Alvandakji.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

20th Anniversary of Denim Day – Take a Stand Against Sexual Violence

first_imgThis year is the 20th recognition of National Denim Day, an annual prevention day focusing on raising awareness about the issues and shedding light on misconceptions about sexual violence. Commissioner Amanda Price: “Alaska’s rates of sexual assault are unacceptable.  Anything we can do to put a stop to this violence, we are committed to doing – everything from providing specialized training, hiring sexual assault specific investigators in Western Alaska, to something as unconventional  as wearing jeans. Troopers are eager to participate because we knew that Troopers on duty wearing jeans, for the first time ever, would be an instant conversation starter. People will want to know why a Trooper is wearing blue jeans instead of their iconic uniform pants, and our message is simple and strong: Support Survivors.” Troopers are encouraged to switch out their blue uniform pants with a pair of blue jeans to help raise awareness of sexual assaults and to support survivors of sexual violence. Civilian staff will also participate, though their wardrobe change won’t be as stark. According to Standing Together Against Rape (STAR), the campaign was originally triggered by a 1997 ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against destructive attitudes about sexual assault.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享“Denim Day” aims to raise awareness about sexual assault by wearing jeans on Wednesday, April 24, to honor and support victims and survivors of sexual violence. The month of April was designated as sexual assault awareness month, and according to the proclamation from the Alaska legislature, the number of sexual assault cases in Alaska is more than 2.5 percent the national average. For more information, and to learn more about Denim Day, visit www.denimday.info.last_img read more

Google Doodle celebrates St Patricks Day with Celtic Triskele

first_img 0 null 49 Photos Google celebrates St. Patricks’s Day with an animated Doodle. Google Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when Irish and non-Irish around the world observe the traditional death date of Ireland’s foremost patron saint.Google gets into the spirit each year, and on Sunday it dedicated an animated Doodle to the Celtic Triskele, an ancient symbol of Irish culture. Derived from the Greek word triskeles, meaning “three legs,” the Triskelion dates back to the Neolithic era but didn’t gain popularity with Celtic culture until around 500 BC.The Triskelion — also known as the Triple Spiral — features three interlocking spirals positioned to appear in constant motion, moving outward from the center. The action of the Triskelion’s three spirals is often thought to reflect cycles, progress and revolution.   The ancient symbol is open to a wide variety of interpretations but is typically associated with a trinity of themes. For some, it represents life, death and rebirth;  past, present and future; and spirit, mind and body, just to name a few.Still others associate the spirals with the Holy Trinity — the Christian doctrine that describes God’s makeup as the father, son and Holy Ghost. One of the more common interpretations, which Google chose to focus, is that the spirals represent the three realms of the material world — earth, water and sky.What ever your interpretation is, happy St. Patrick’s Day! Google Doodle Share your voice 3:40center_img Our favorite Google Doodles through the years Now playing: Watch this: Tags Online How Google made a Doodle gamelast_img read more

IPL2018 Williamsons 50 guides Hyderabad to victory over KKR

first_imgKolkata: Skipper Kane Williamson led from the front with a classy 44-ball 50 as Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) coasted to a five-wicket victory against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a rain-hit Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. Chasing a modest 139 to win, New Zealand captain Williamson mixed caution with aggression (4×4, 16) as Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan gave him good support with a 21-ball 27.Yusuf Pathan (17 not out) hit the winning runs with a six over square leg off Andre Russell as the visitors reached the target with six balls to spare. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThis was SRH’s first triumph at the Eden in five attempts and their third straight victory this season.Local boy Wriddhiman Saha (24; 15b 5×4 0x6) gave SRH a flying start before Sunil Narine (2/17) got his back in his very first delivery with a fullish delivery down the leg side which took a feather edge off the India Test stumper’s bat to Dinesh Karthik who took a sharp catch.Narine also castled Shikhar Dhawan (7; 7b 1×4 0x6) with an overpitched ball which the India southpaw tried to defend and the ball sneaked under his bat. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedAt the end of Powerplay, SRH were 46/2 still needing 93 runs for victory.Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav (1/23) accounted for former KKR batsman Manish Pandey, who was brilliant in the field taking two superb catches, with a fullish delivery that the 28-year old could not pick.Then Williamson and Shakib stitched together a 59-run stand for the fourth wicket before the latter was caught in two minds whether to defend and hit, losing his leg stump in the process to Piyush Chawla (1/20). But there was no stopping Williamson who brought up his fifty.Williamson’s stay was cut short by Mitchell Johnson whose fullish delivery on the leg stump was flicked on to square leg where Andre Russell took an easy catch. Earlier, India pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar delivered crucial blows as SRH made the most of a hour-long rain break and some excellent catching by Manish Pandey to restrict KKR to a modest 138/8.Kumar (3/26) — back after recovering from a sore back — was ably supported by pacer Billy Stanlake (2/21) and Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan (2/21).Pandey took two outstanding catches to send Nitish Rana (18; 16b 2×4 1×6) and Andre Russell (9; 5b 0x4 1×6) — back in the hut as SRH bowlers took control after a rain-induced halt when KKR were going steady at 52/1.For the hosts, opener Chris Lynn (49; 34b 7×4 1×6) was the top-scorer as skipper Dinesh Karthik laboured to a 27-ball 29 hitting two fours and a six.Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 138/8 in 20 overs (Chris Lynn 49; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/26, Shakib Al Hasan 2/21, Billy Stanlake 2/21) lose to Sunrisers Hyderabad 139/5 (Kane Williamson 50; Sunil Narine 2/17)last_img read more

Caterina Fakes Findery Aims to Be an Adventure Machine

first_imgApril 3, 2013 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Many of the hottest tech companies today are closed circuits, existing in and for the digital world. But a growing number of companies are founding themselves on the idea that technology can enhance, rather than replace, our real-world experiences.Serial entrepreneur Caterina Fake, most prominently known as co-founder of Flickr, is tapping into this trend with her latest startup, Findery. An augmented-reality app, Findery promises to offer a wealth of information about its users’ environments through annotations of the physical world. The goal, she says, is to “give the world back to people, have them look up from their devices and see the world around them.”Too much technology these days is about “manipulating human nature rather than helping human flourishing,” says Fake, who holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Vassar College and laces her conversation with quotes from Wallace Stevens and John Ruskin. She envisions Findery as “kind of a liberal arts paradise,” offering its users everything from personal stories about city attractions to an insider’s perspective of the Dubai World Cup horse race.San Francisco-based Findery launched in public beta last October. The 12-employee company has raised $9.5 million so far from a mix of angel investors and venture-capital firms, according to Fake, the founder and chief executive. It expects to release its free mobile app as early as this summer. In the meantime, you can test-drive the app on the company website. You enter a location into a search bar, and on the resulting map — you can switch between three views, including a detailed Google satellite image — you’ll find notes about people, events and other points of local interest.For instance, you can read a man’s reminiscence of his time in Sossusvlei National Park in Namibia, or learn about a Brazilian journalist’s boat that sank off the coast of Antarctica. “It reveals that part of the world to you as you explore it,” says Fake, who has worked for years on ways of using data to create a personalized experience.Related: NYC Venture Fellows Program Mentors Startups on the Fast TrackFor a tech entrepreneur, Fake is remarkably free of the techno-utopianism that appears to be rife in Silicon Valley these days. “One of the things that I uniquely have as an entrepreneur is that I was deeply steeped in the humanities,” she says, noting that she continues to read and write poetry regularly.With Findery, she hopes to make the things that you’re passionate about “bubble up” — so if you’re interested in architecture you will see detailed notes about buildings, while someone more interested in military history will see more facts about that.The Findery team “seeded” its app with several hundred notes to get things started. There are tens of thousands now, with the majority of information coming from users. Once the mobile app is available, Fake says, she imagines people using it both while lounging at home — “the armchair traveler experience” — and while exploring the world outside.One way to use Findery is to learn about your own city. When you load the app, you’ll see annotations about your immediate surroundings. For example, Fake has learned new things through the app about her San Francisco neighborhood, where she has lived for seven years, such as the fact that Courtney Love lived with Kurt Cobain on her block, and that the local Safeway was almost a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building.”Recommendation is pretty much a solved problem in the world these days, but the sense of wonder and discovery never gets tired,” says Fake. She wants Findery to be “an adventure machine.”Business owners can also sign up for accounts. Real-estate firm Corcoran provides information about its properties and other local knowledge on Findery in an effort to attract potential clients. The company is focused on product development for the time being, but Fake says the team is already planning one means of making money: sponsored notes. When they are implemented, anyone will be able to pay to promote something, whether it’s a big company advertising its hotel or a local gallery owner drawing attention to an upcoming art show.Fake, who sees Findery as “a living atlas,” hopes eventually to partner with museums and other nonprofit organizations that can contribute content to the app. One existing partnership, with U.K.-based Open Plaques, has provided markers for historically significant events around the world.”My lifelong aspiration has been to make technology more human,” she says, adding that this attitude is what attracts potential partners and investors to Findery. “These are real people, these are real places, these are real stories. It’s got a lot of soul.”Related: The Man Who’s Turning Cities Into Trivia Games Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 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Microsoft updates OneDrive app for Windows 10

first_imgMicrosoft updates OneDrive app for Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on May 17, 2016 in Companies, Microsoft – Last Update: January 04, 2018 – 3 commentsMicrosoft released a new version of the OneDrive application designed specifically for Windows 10 devices and there specifically for devices with touch capabilities.While Windows 10 ships with an integrated OneDrive sync client already, the new OneDrive application complements that application according to Microsoft.The new OneDrive sync client already comes pre-installed on Windows 10 PCs, allowing users to easily access their synced files through File Explorer. But this new app is a great touch-friendly complement to sync that lets you open, edit and share any of your personal or work files without having to sync them to your device.OneDrive app for Windows 10Apart from being optimized for devices supporting touch, the new OneDrive application for Windows 10 displays all files that are stored on OneDrive even those that are not synced to the local system.While files are listed relatively quickly in the interface, it may take a while before they are displayed in full or downloaded to the local system.Basically, you get the same functionality in the application that the OneDrive web interface offers. Files are displayed fast, but once you want to open a file that is larger than a couple hundred Kilobytes, it will take a moment before it is displayed.Other features that the OneDrive app for Windows offers that the OneDrive sync client for Windows 10 does not are access to the Recycle Bin, access to recent documents, and options to drag and drop files on the app to upload them to the cloud.The latter option at the very least is provided by the sync client for OneDrive as well only that you don’t drag and drop files on an application but into one of the OneDrive folders using the operating system’s File Explorer.Probably the biggest issue right now is that the app does not seem to interact with the OneDrive sync client when it comes to files that are already available on the local system.Video files that are synced and stored locally are still downloaded by the OneDrive application for instance, and the loading time is quite long for other files as well.Closing WordsThe OneDrive application for Windows 10 may have it uses on touch supporting systems as it may make it easier to navigate the folder structure and select files.On non-touch devices, the only benefit of running it is that it displays all files, even those that are not synced. You do get the same functionality when you are accessing OneDrive in a web browser though and there is little that the app does that the online version of OneDrive does not support.The app has other issues. You cannot select multiple files right away but need to click on the “select”-button first to enable checkboxes.Additionally, while moving, renaming and deleting functionality is provided, it is all handled via buttons of which some are hidden behind a three-dots menu even if there is enough space in the main toolbar to display all buttons at once.Also, there is lots of whitespace in the interface as you can see on the screenshot above.Ultimately, OneDrive for Windows 10 has little to offer for users who are not working on touch supporting devices.SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft updates OneDrive app for Windows 10DescriptionMicrosoft released a new version of the OneDrive application designed specifically for Windows 10 devices and there specifically for devices with touch capabilities.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD Related Content The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | February 28, 2014 IBA Blue Phantom. Systems number 250 in North American News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more February 28, 2014 — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), a provider of proton therapy solutions and radiation therapy dosimetry for the treatment of cancer, announced the delivery of its 250th Blue Phantom. system in North America to Melbourne, Fla. The Blue Phantom., with its scanning software OmniPro Accept, is a water phantom solution for radiation therapy beam scanning. The system’s design facilitates fast and accurate commissioning of RT treatment systems. For more information: www.iba-worldwide.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Its Murder She Wrote as Reggae Boyz knock US out of Gold

first_imgA torrent of chances then flooded the Jamaican end. Thompson couldn’t handle Fabian Johnson’s free kick, but Johannsson headed the rebound over the crossbar from close distance.In the 57th minute, Bradley’s searing drive from 25 yards struck Thompson in the chest and hit the left post.The Reggae Boyz stemmed the tide by slowing the pace and keeping possession, tactics that settled nerves and took the Americans out of their rhythm.U.S. opportunities continued to flow but not with the same unrelenting regularity. Oops, says US coach Jürgen Klinsmann. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP“We had enough chances to put three, four, five [goals] in there,” Klinsmann said of the spell early in the second half. “We kept pushing, pushing, pushing and had enough chances.”Those chances began to evaporate, however, and the Americans ran out of time.“What we were doing from the first minute to the last minute was over the limit,” said Winfried Schaefer, Jamaica’s German coach. “I am very happy. We are not finished. We cannot make a party now. We have one match more.”In the second game, despite playing the last 65 minutes of regulation with 10 men, Panama carried a 1-0 lead into the waning moments. U.S. referee Mark Geiger then awarded Mexico a penalty kick when Roman Torres, the Panamanian goal scorer in the 57th minute, fell on the ball while jostling with an opponent in the six-yard box. The ball appeared to graze his arm but mostly ran up against his side.Fans pelted the field with garbage, prompting players and staff on both teams to beg for calm. As players gathered near the benches, however, several incidents broke out.When order was restored, Andrés Guardado converted the penalty. On Sunday, a controversial call in the 120th minute had allowed Guardado to score the winning penalty against Costa Rica.Geiger whistled another penalty against Panama 14 minutes into extra time, but this one was a clear foul. Guardado converted again. All of the Panamanians on the field and sideline mocked Geiger by applauding.When the game ended, the Panamanians raced toward Geiger. Security officials escorted him off the field. ATLANTA — For almost 25 years, the U.S. men’s national soccer team has enjoyed a wealth of success at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The U.S. have not always won the biennial regional championship, but until Wednesday, they had never been shown the door by a lesser program.In five messy minutes of the first half, Team USA’s good fortunes took a terrible turn in front of 70,511 at the sold-out Georgia Dome. And when a second-half uprising fizzled without an equalizer, Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad had been eliminated in the semifinals by Jamaica, 2-1.This was no fluke: The Reggae Boyz were the superior side in building a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by MLS-based forwards Darren Mattocks and Giles Barnes. Michael Bradley answered three minutes into the second half, but the U.S. failed to capitalize on an abundance of opportunities to draw even.And so instead of a mega-showdown between the region’s longtime bullies, the United States and Mexico, Jamaica will go to Philadelphia on Sunday to play the Mexicans, who defeated Panama, 2-1, in a chaotic semifinal that stretched into extra time.“It’s very disappointing, very frustrating,” Bradley said. “You have no divine right to be in the final. We certainly didn’t think that. We knew from the get-go this was going to be an extremely difficult tournament. It was.”Nonetheless, the result reached historic proportions. Jamaica defeated the United States for the second time in 23 attempts and became the first Caribbean team to advance to the tournament final.The last time the U.S. lost on home soil to a Caribbean opponent was 1969 (Haiti).The defeat also ended the U.S. streak of consecutive appearances in the final at five.No CONCACAF team had ever eliminated the U.S. before the final; only formidable tournament guests, Colombia and Brazil (twice), accomplished that. Jamaica’s Je-Vaughn Watson (R) vies with Alejandro Bedoya of the U.S. during a CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal football match in Atlanta on July 22, 2015. Nicholas Kamm/AFPBy winning the title this year, the reigning champions would have clinched a berth in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, a dress rehearsal for the World Cup a year later. Now they will face Sunday’s winner in a one-game playoff this fall at a U.S. venue.“This one game doesn’t make us a bad team; it doesn’t set us 20 steps backwards,” goalkeeper Brad Guzan said. “You learn from it. You move on.”The manner in which it happened, however, was unsettling.Both Jamaican goals came off set pieces: a throw-in and a free kick.On the first, Mattocks (Vancouver Whitecaps) beat John Brooks to Kemar Lawrence’s long toss on a narrow field. Mattocks’s header floated toward the back post. Guzan couldn’t reach it. The ball struck the upright, skipped across the goal line and kissed the left post before spinning into the net.Five minutes later, Guzan was throwing the ball upfield when his hand crossed the top of the penalty area. It’s a rarely enforced violation, but in this case, the linesman raised his flag.“I don’t think I’ve ever seen that called, especially when it’s a matter of inches,” said Guzan, a Premier League veteran. “If the linesman is three yards behind me, I think that’s an impressive call from his point of view.”Barnes (Houston Dynamo) took advantage, smashing a 19-yarder with pace and purpose over the defensive wall. Guzan didn’t have a prayer. The ball screamed into the top right corner, touching off wild celebrations at a corner flag and in front of the Jamaican bench.The match turned three minutes after intermission. Ryan Thompson, a backup goalie employed by the third-division Pittsburgh Riverhounds, spilled Aron Johannsson’s 20-yard bid. Clint Dempsey charged. As he, the keeper and a defender converged, the ball squirted to Bradley for a routine finish. © 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Commentscenter_img Related posts:FEDEFUTBOL official: FIFA scandal won’t affect Costa Rica’s upcoming matches CONCACAF to review refs after Gold Cup furor FIFA: The ‘World Cup of fraud’ How the US can arrest FIFA officials in Switzerlandlast_img read more

No deal Government and unions postpone meeting to discuss an agreement

first_imgPublic sector unions started the strike on Sept. 10, claiming that the proposed tax-reform bill hurts the most underprivileged sectors.The government argues that 80 percent of the new tax revenue will come from the wealthiest 20 percent of the population.This tax reform seeks to retain a deficit of 6.2 percent of the GDP, which could increase to 7.2 percent of the GDP this year without the reform, according to the Central Bank of Costa Rica. Facebook Comments The Tico Times Dispatch: What’s in Costa Rica’s tax-reform bill? The government and public sector unions, which have been on a strike for three weeks, postponed a meeting to discuss a preliminary agreement to lift the strike, the Catholic Church said this Sunday.The appointment should have taken place Sunday afternoon, but it was cancelled because multiple unions rejected a preliminary agreement their leaders reached with the government.A short statement of the Episcopal Conference said the meeting was being moved to Monday “upon request of the government and the unions.”“The refusal of the agreement is general, on Monday the strike enters its 22nd day,” said Albino Vargas, secretary of the National Association of public and Private Employees (ANEP), one of the biggest unions in Costa Rica. Dialogue to end the strike comes to a standstillcenter_img The rejection created uncertainty about the strike, which has interrupted classes in public schools, interfered with hospital services, blocked streets and hampered exports Costa Rica’s main harbor in the Caribbean.President Carlos Alvarado said that the government stays open to discussion with unions that are willing to accept the deal.The details of the agreement have been kept secret, but some outlets reported that it considered not deducting the salary of workers who participated in the strike and allowed for negotiations to compensate for possible effects of the proposed tax-reform bill. Related posts:Costa Rican government and unions willing to start a dialogue to end the strike Negotiations to end strike led to a dead end General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform Protesters hold vigil at Plaza de la Democracialast_img read more

US Navy commander stresses positives in China relationship

first_imgTOKYO (AP) — The Navy’s new commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet sounded a conciliatory note toward China on Tuesday during the last stop of a three-country Asian tour.“We have much more in common than we do in competition,” Adm. Scott Swift told reporters in Tokyo.He added, though, that the Navy is ready to respond to any situation that might arise, if called upon by the American president.The U.S. and China have quarreled over China’s land reclamation and construction activity on reefs in the South China Sea that are claimed by multiple countries. Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Swift said that progress is being made on the U.S.-China relationship, but that the friction often overshadows it. He cited a new code to govern unplanned encounters at sea that both countries and others in the region have implemented.He also predicted that any change in the Navy’s ties with its Japanese counterpart resulting from legislation to expand Japan’s military role would be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.Swift, on his first trip to Asia since assuming command of the Pacific Fleet in late May, visited the Philippines and South Korea before Japan. The 200 ships and submarines and 1,100 aircraft of the Pacific Fleet cover a vast area that encompasses nearly half the earth’s surface.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   center_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t like Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more