CBC planning to roll out reinvented The National in October

first_imgAdvertisement McGuire said they are scouting for candidates within and outside of the public broadcaster to take over for Mansbridge, who plans to step down after July 1st. Mansbridge’s career has spanned nearly five decades, including 28 years at the helm of “The National” as anchor and chief correspondent. TORONTO — As Peter Mansbridge prepares to bid farewell to “The National,” the CBC’s flagship news program is looking to possibly enlist multiple hosts for their anchor desk. “We want the hosts of the show to be able to do field-based work too, and that will be more manageable with more than one (person) in terms of how the show works.” “The National” managing editor Steve Ladurantaye was recently reassigned after what the CBC called “an inappropriate, insensitive and frankly unacceptable tweet” he made as part of a controversial debate over cultural appropriation. McGuire said the broadcaster is in the process of determining which elements of the existing show — such as its At Issue panel — will work with the new concept. A point-of-view segment will be a part of the relaunched show, but the new “National” will also likely have fewer stories and a greater focus on depth of coverage, she noted. “(‘The National’) was conceived at a time pre-24-hour news, let alone the continuous digital news environment that we live in. And we think that what people need at the end of the day has shifted,” said McGuire. “It will be a new format, it will be a new set, it will be new graphics — the whole feel,” said McGuire. “We’re trying to change the visual storytelling style in terms of how we shoot it as well. We’re doing a fundamental relook.”  BY LAUREN LAROSE “Most nightly news shows tend to be a show of record and they look back on the day that was and try to touch every story and tell people what happened. It’s our feeling — and this is supported by research —that most people have some connection point to the news long before they touch it in the evening, so they need the show to take them somewhere else.” The full revamp of “The National” is slated to debut in mid-October.center_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment “Steve is voluntarily doing some work on understanding particularly the indigenous reality firsthand like every good journalist should do…. He’ll still be involved with helping us with our digital strategy and some other of our storytelling work, which will have an impact on ‘The National,’ but he’s not sitting on top of that team right now.” “We want it to be a show around active journalists,” Jennifer McGuire, general manager and editor-in-chief of CBC News, said in an interview. — Follow @lauren_larose on Twitter. McGuire said they still plan to meet with Ladurantaye later in the fall to reassess his connection with the program going forward. Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Persons with disabilities can play vital role in AsiaPacific economy – UN

20 August 2010A United Nations meeting which wrapped up in Bangkok today has encouraged businesses to embrace the rights and concerns of persons with disabilities, highlighting the untapped consumer power represented by an estimated 400 million people in the Asia-Pacific region. Over 60 participants at the two-day regional meeting on South-to-South Cooperation on Disability, including Government officials and representatives of businesses and disabled persons’ organizations, explored ways in which business development plans and employment practices could become more inclusive. The meeting, held at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in the Thai capital, adopted a statement urging leadership development of persons with disabilities and the promotion of socially inclusive business development as priorities for the next regional decade on disability.The Second Asia-Pacific Decade for Disabled Persons will conclude in 2012, and the Bangkok meeting recommended that governments in the region proclaim a new regional decade on disability starting from 2013.“Many of the 400 million or so persons with disabilities in the region live in rural and isolated areas in conditions of abject poverty, encountering deep and persistent barriers,” noted Nanda Krairiksh, Director of the Social Development Division of ESCAP. “Viewing them as contributors to our region’s economic dynamism, as entrepreneurs, employees or an emerging market segment enhances everyone’s prospects for prosperity,” she said.The meeting, organized by ESCAP and the Asia-Pacific Development Centre on Disability (APCD), in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), also reviewed the implementation of the Biwako Millennium Framework for Action – a regional plan for a barrier-free and rights-based society for persons with disabilities. read more

Victim loses 140000 in lottery scam OPP investigates

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating after a resident in Haldimand County was defrauded of $140,000.Police say the victim was contacted in March by a fraudster who said they had won $1.4 million in a United States powerball lottery.The scammer told the victim they had to pay twenty per cent of the winnings to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as per government regulations.Investigators say the victim had been making payment installments to the fraudster since March that accumulated to $140,000. A family member noticed the transactions and contacted police.“It’s not always easy to spot a scam, and new ones are invented every day,” said OPP in a news release. “If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed – you’re not alone.” read more

Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 states

by Josh Boak, The Associated Press Posted May 19, 2017 8:53 am MDT Last Updated May 19, 2017 at 9:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – Solid hiring nationwide led unemployment rates to touch record lows in three U.S. states last month.Unemployment rates declined in 10 states in April, increased in one — Massachusetts — and held relatively stable in the other 39, the Labor Department said Friday. A significant number of the job gains occurred in nine states, led by Texas, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Indiana was the only state to see a significant decrease in jobs last month.Arkansas, Colorado and Oregon reported the lowest unemployment rates since 1976. Colorado’s rate, at 2.3 per cent, was the nation’s lowest.Those states’ jobless rates fell because more residents found work. In some cases, the rate falls when those out of work stop looking and are no longer counted as unemployed.All told, 19 states had unemployment rates lower than the national average of 4.4 per cent. Hawaii, New Hampshire, North Dakota and South Dakota each had jobless rates below 3 per cent. The highest unemployment rate was New Mexico at 6.7 per cent, while Alaska had the second highest at 6.6 per cent.Nevada, Hawaii and North Dakota enjoyed the stronger percentage job gains last month, while Indiana experienced a loss of 11,300 jobs, or a decline of 0.4 per cent.Across the country, employers added 211,000 jobs in March. Hiring has averaged 174,000 jobs in the past three months, close to last year’s pace. The unemployment rate has tumbled to 4.4 per cent from 4.8 per cent in January. Unemployment rates hit record lows in 3 states read more

Cycle of impunity must end Ban declares on International Day honouring journalists

“More than 700 journalists have been killed in the last decade – one every five days – simply for bringing news and information to the public. Many perish in the conflicts they cover so fearlessly. But all too many have been deliberately silenced for trying to report the truth,” said Mr. Ban in a message on the second World Day. Noting that only 7 per cent of cases involving crimes against journalists are resolved and less that one crime out of 10 is ever fully investigated, he stressed that such impunity deepens fear among journalists and enables Governments to get away with censorship. “We must do more to combat this trend and make sure that journalists can report freely. Journalists should not have to engage in self-censorship because they fear for their life,” said the UN chief. Mr. Ban urged collective action to end the cycle of impunity and safeguard the right of journalists to speak truth to power. Echoing the sentiment, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said that she has consistently and publicly condemned each killing of a journalist and called for a thorough investigation. “In the past six years, I have publicly and unequivocally condemned more than 540 cases of killings of journalists, media workers and social media producers who generate significant amounts of journalism,” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement. “The near complete impunity for the perpetrators of crimes against journalists goes against everything that we stand for, our shared values, our common objectives,” she added. Ms. Bokova stressed that each time the perpetrator of a crime is allowed to escape punishment, it emboldens other criminals and creates a vicious cycle of violence. Further, she warned that as attacks on journalists are on the rise, UNESCO has spearheaded the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, which is working to end impunity by promoting concerted action among United Nations agencies, working across the world with governments, civil society, academia and the media itself. “This work is bearing fruit,” she said. “The United Nations General Assembly, the Human Rights Council, as well as the United Nations Security Council have all adopted landmark resolutions specifically addressing these obstacles – as has the Council of Europe at the regional level,” added Ms. Bokova. She further said that more and more States are now establishing laws and mechanisms to tackle impunity and improve safety of journalists and added that the judiciary systems and security forces have increased their engagement on the issues. However, Ms. Bokova stressed that efforts must be redoubled to ensure the end of impunity for attacks on journalists, especially since societies are undergoing transformation at present. She stressed that this must be necessitated to uphold Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states “right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Additionally, Ms. Bokova underscored that ensuring protection of journalists is also vital for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16.10, which aims to facilitate public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements. Lastly, she urged all countries to take measures through legislation, protection mechanisms and new sources to ensure that investigations and trials relating to crimes against journalists are undertaken. “I urge everyone to stand up on November 2 and demand that the rule of law is fully applied when journalists are attacked and killed in the line of duty,” Ms. Bokova concluded. The International Day, was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly to highlight the urgent need to protect journalists, and to commemorate the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November, 2013. read more

EU will inspect Irelands finances for decades after bailout under new rules

first_imgEUROPEAN UNION MINISTERS have officially adopted new rules which could mean Ireland would be subject to bailout-style inspections of its financial progress for up to 20 years after the end of the bailout programme.Ministers yesterday adopted the ‘two-pack’ measures, the most obvious impact of which will be the movement of Ireland’s annual Budget from December to October – as a result of new rules which will require countries to send their Budget for prior scrutiny by Brussels.However, the changes will also have a more profound impact on countries which are currently in an EU-IMF bailout – and force them to remain under strict financial supervision, and regular inspections, for years afterwards.Among the rules adopted by ministers yesterday, and which have now officially become EU law, is a clause that bailed-out countries like Ireland will be subject to inspection by visitors from the European Commission and European Central Bank teams until they have repaid three-quarters of their EU loans.With ministers also granting a seven-year extension to the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, Ireland is not likely to have passed this mark until around 2035 – meaning two decades of regular inspections by visiting inspectors, similar to those currently carried out by Troika teams.Inspections could mean recommendations from other countriesThose inspections could then lead ministers from other EU countries to issue recommendations about how Ireland might act to avoid any further financial calamity – though the rules do not strictly require Ireland to follow any recommendations.The frequency of the visits is also not discussed, and so the visits may not be as regular as those of the current Troika inspectors who come to Dublin every three months.Ireland’s bailout programme is due to formally end later this year, when it empties the €67.5 billion fund put up by the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the governments of the UK, Sweden and Denmark.The Troika’s most recent visits to Ireland have focussed on measures that could ensure Ireland is able to borrow from the open markets, and not need further funding from backup sources like the Troika, when the bailout funds are fully drawn down.Ireland has so far drawn down about €58 billion of its total package, including almost all of the funds from the IMF and the European Financial Stability Mechanism.Read: Troika want banks monitored after ‘disappointingly slow start’ on arrearslast_img read more

TV Hat The Worst Tech Product of 2010

first_imgWait, did we say “neck-wrenching?” It seems that the company is tossing in a free “Neck Protector” for the low price of $29.95 (plus $7.95 shipping and handling, naturally). Never mind.It’s hard to find anything nice to say about this clunky iPod/iPhone accessory–well, it’s probably pretty good at keeping direct sunlight off of the upper half of your face, though, the baseball cap alone could do that as well.All of that said, to the inventor of the TV Hat, we salute you. You had a dream and you saw it realized. May you be rewarded with a million Snuggies. Last week we put the question to you, dear reader–what is the worst tech product of 2010? We asked our staff to whittle down the list to a handful of candidates and put them up for a public vote.You overwhelmingly chose the dark horse candidate. It beat out lackluster entries from such tech giants as Google, Microsoft, and Apple. Heck, it even beat FusionGarage’s much, much-hated JooJoo tablet. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you really, really don’t like the TV Hat.The As Seen on TV device (fittingly sold over at asseenonTVHat.com) managed to get a few votes shy of 50 percent of the total vote–several times more than the closest competitor.So, what precisely is so shockingly bad about this product? Well, just look at the thing–it’s a baseball cap with a TV attached to the bill–it combines the social habits of shut-ins with the fashion sense of apiarists for one of the most awkward convergence devices we’ve ever seen. It’s also a solution in search of a problem–a clunky, oversized, neck-wrenching solution.last_img read more


first_imgThe British Embassy and the Gambia Legion will commemorate Remembrance Day event on Sunday 13 November starting at 10:45 a.m. at The Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, Kairaba Avenue, Fajara.The Gambia Legion was founded by veterans of the First World War, who like all Legions, adopted the poppy as their symbol of Remembrance and hope. Today the Legion is at the forefront of the commemorations.  A statement from the embassy as we come together in Remembrance of events a century ago, we are reminded of the important work the Gambia Legion continues to provide.To support this cause, poppies can be obtained via a donation from the following locations: British Embassy Consular Reception, Coco Ocean Hotel, Fajara Club, Gambia Experience, Gaya Art Cafe, Kairaba Hotel, Ngala Lodge, Marouns Supermarket, Ocean Bay Hotel, Reo’s, Sea Shells, Senegambia Hotel, Standard Chartered Bank, 3 Chicks & a Grill and Xpress Supermarket.last_img read more

Marks and Spencer lobbied by MPs over planned pay changes

first_imgMarks and Spencer (M&S) will today (Thursday 1 September) be lobbied by members of Parliament (MPs), campaigners and activists against proposed changes to pay.Its proposed changes include removing premiums for working Sundays and anti-social hours, and reducing bank holiday payments. Under the proposed plans, bank holiday payments will be at a single, standard premium rate and one time window for unsociable hours.According to the retailer, these changes will enable it to increase base pay for its customer assistants from next April, seeing staff earn £8.50 an hour instead of £7.41 an hour for areas outside of London, with employees in Greater London due to see pay rise to £9.65 an hour. Section co-ordinators and section managers will also see pay increases from April 2017.M&S launched a consultation on the proposals with in-house staff representatives on 25 May 2016.In addition, the organisation has also proposed closing its defined benefit pension scheme to future accrual, instead enrolling employees in to its defined contribution plan.Today’s demonstration, which is led Labour MP for Mitcham and Morden, Siobhain McDonagh, is based on a Change.org petition against the planned changes, which gained almost 90,000 signatures.They will present the petition at Marks and Spencer’s Marble Arch store in London, with McDonagh joined by Labour MPs John Spellar, Carolyn Harris, Karen Buck and Nia Griffith.McDonagh originally raised the issue in Parliament in June, calling on government to close loopholes that allowed organisations to change staff benefits in order to offset the impact of introducing the national living wage of £7.20 an hour in April.A spokesperson for Marks and Spencer said: “We believe our proposed new approach to pay and pensions would reward our people in a fair and consistent way, simplify and modernise our business and help us attract and retain the best talent so we can continue to provide great service for our customers.“The proposals, which are subject to consultation with our employees, include one of the highest pay rates and one of the best benefits packages in UK retail.”last_img read more

Total pay falls by 03 in real terms

first_imgTotal pay for employees in Great Britain, including bonuses, fell by 0.3% in real terms between June to August 2016 and June to August 2017, according to research by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Its UK labour market: October 2017 report also found that regular pay, excluding bonus payments, fell by 0.4% in real terms, which have been adjusted for consumer price inflation, between June to August 2016 and June to August 2017.In nominal terms, that is not adjusted for consumer price inflation, total pay increased by 2.2% between June to August 2016 and June to August 2017, which is the same growth rate as between May to July 2016 and May to July 2017. Regular pay, in nominal terms, increased by 2.1% over this same time period.Average total pay, including bonuses, was £507 a week in nominal terms before tax and other deductions from pay for employees in Great Britain in August 2017. This compares to £496 a week in August 2016. Average regular pay, excluding bonuses, was £476 a week for British employees in August 2017 before tax and other deductions from pay. This compares to £466 a week in August 2016.In real terms, average total pay for employees in Great Britain was £488 a week in August 2017, before tax and other deductions from pay. Average regular pay in real terms, excluding bonus payments, was £459 a week in August 2017, before tax and other deductions from pay.Average total pay for employees in Great Britain, in nominal terms, increased by 34.7% between January 2005 and August 2017, rising from £376 a week to £507 a week. Over the same time period, the Consumer Prices Index, including owner occupiers’ housing costs (CPIH), increased by 32.8%.Ian Brinkley, acting chief economist at the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), said: “The latest figures again show the subdued pay outlook across the economy, with a 2.2% increase continuing to lag behind inflation. With no end in sight to this squeeze on living standards, many [employees] will be facing a Christmas period where they will once again be required to tighten their belts. There is little to suggest that wages are responding to low unemployment and higher inflation.”Mariano Mamertino, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) economist at Indeed, added: “Ordinarily employers would ramp up salaries in order to compete in the war for talent, but such anaemic wage growth figures show this just isn’t happening. With the gap between wage and price rises steadily turning into a gulf, [even] more [employees] are seeing their living standards steadily eroded. With consumer prices now rising at 3% a year, real wages are set to fall faster and harder. The resulting pain for [employees] will soon translate into reduced consumer spending and could morph into a serious threat for the economy. While Britain’s unemployment success story means more people are in work than ever before, it is increasingly looking like a distraction from the clear and present danger posed by falling real wages.”Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Unemployment might be at a record low, but the UK has a sticky problem with wage growth. This can be in large part attributed to the three Ps; productivity, public sector pay, and pensions. UK productivity growth is low, which means employers aren’t seeing the same output gains from [employees] they once did, meanwhile public sector pay has been capped in order to keep government borrowing in check. At the same time the roll out of the government’s automatic enrolment programme has seen employers forced to pay into a pension for their staff, which has no doubt diverted some money that would otherwise have flowed into pay packets.”last_img read more

EarsOn Microsoft Surface Headphones Control The Noise

first_imgStay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. An extremely niche problem I have as a video game journalist is trying to listen to a new game I’m playing with headphones on while simultaneously trying to hear instructions from the PR person guiding me. Demos usually have these really nice gaming headphones trying to make the experience as immersive as possible. But then I always have to awkwardly uncover one ear to hear how to play. So my immediate thought after trying out the new Surface Headphones from Microsoft is that I hope all demos use them from now on because they solve this problem. But for the vast majority of people who don’t have this issue, these are still really nice headphones.The Surface Headphones completely cover your ears and have a nice thick and comfortable layer of gray padding. They connect wirelessly over Bluetooth with a 15 hour battery life charged in two hours over USB-C. Each can itself is actually a big dial users can smoothly rotate to adjust volume and noise-cancelling. It’s a classy and functional piece of hardware.I’m no audiophile, but I was impressed by both sound quality (40mm speakers) and how effectively the headphones cancelled out background noise at the crowded and bustling preview event. It was almost eerie being in complete clear silence with so many people talking around me. And adjusting each ear individually makes it perfect for my “listening to the game in one ear and a person in the other ear” scenario.AdChoices广告You could just stop there, using the Surface Headphones as solid noise-cancelling headphones. But Microsoft naturally wants to draw you into its larger ecosystem which is why the Surface Headphones play so nice with the mobile Cortana digital assistant. With Cortana you can easily use the headphones hands-free to play music, take calls, conference with Skype, schedule meetings, and rendezvous with Master Chief.The Cortana app also makes it simpler to access and adjust the headphones’ more advanced features. Cortana works with Windows 10, iOS, Android, and MacOS. But don’t be shocked when the process is a little more intuitive on Microsoft products, using features like Swift Pair, such as all the new Surface tablets at this event or the Xbox One X running Forza Horizon 4.The Surface Headphones launch later this holiday for $350. For more on cool audio equipment check out pre-orders for Amazon’s recent Alexa announcements and our Geek Pick for the Anker Soundcore Flare.center_img Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountMicrosoft Releases Retro Windows App as ‘Stranger Things’ Tie-In last_img read more

New accreting millisecond Xray pulsar discovered

first_imgLight-curve of the outburst of MAXI J0911−655 as observed by Swift-XRT (black points). Green symbols, blue diamond and red hexagon represent the observations collected by XMM-Newton, NuSTAR and INTEGRAL respectively. Credit: Sanna et al., 2016. More information: Discovery of a new accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar in the globular cluster NGC 2808, arXiv:1611.02995 [astro-ph.HE] arxiv.org/abs/1611.02995AbstractWe report on the discovery of coherent pulsations at a period of 2.9 ms from the X-ray transient MAXI J0911-655 in the globular cluster NGC 2808. We observed X-ray pulsations at a frequency of ∼339.97 Hz in three different observations of the source performed with XMM-Newton and NuSTAR during the source outburst. This newly discovered accreting millisecond pulsar is part of an ultra-compact binary system characterised by an orbital period of 44.3 minutes and a projected semi-major axis of ∼17.6 lt-ms. Based on the mass function we estimate a minimum companion mass of 0.024 M⊙, which assumes a neutron star mass of 1.4 M⊙ and a maximum inclination angle of 75∘ (derived from the lack of eclipses and dips in the light-curve of the source). We find that the companion star’s Roche-Lobe could either be filled by a hot (5×106 K) pure helium white dwarf with a 0.028 M⊙ mass (implying i≃58∘) or an old (>5 Gyr) brown dwarf with metallicity abundances between solar/sub-solar and mass ranging in the interval 0.065−0.085 M⊙ (16 < i < 21). During the outburst the broad-band energy spectra are well described by a superposition of a weak black-body component (kT∼ 0.5 keV) and a hard cutoff power-law with photon index Γ∼ 1.7 and cut-off at a temperature kTe∼ 130 keV. Up to the latest Swift-XRT observation performed on 2016 July 19 the source has been observed in outburst for almost 150 days, which makes MAXI J0911-655 the second accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar with outburst duration longer than 100 days. 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. X-ray pulsars exhibit strict periodic variations in X-ray intensity, which can be as short as a fraction of a second. AMXP are a peculiar type of X-ray pulsar in which short spin periods are caused by long-lasting mass transfer from a low-mass companion star through an accretion disc onto a slow-rotating neutron star. They are perceived by the scientific community as astrophysical laboratories that could be essential to our understanding of thermonuclear burst processes.MAXI J0911-655 was first spotted on Feb. 19, 2016, by the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) nova-alert system, mounted on the International Space Station. MAXI searches for transient objects using its real-time Gas Slit Camera (GSC). It found the source at a position compatible with the globular cluster NGC 2808.A few days later, the Burst Alert Telescope (BAT) aboard NASA's Swift space telescope detected X-ray activity from MAXI J0911-655, confirming that it is an X-ray transient source. Follow-up observations of this source during outburst, conducted by a team of European researchers led by Andrea Sanna of the University of Cagliari in Italy, uncovered coherent pulsations from this X-ray transient."Here, we report on the discovery of coherent ms X-ray pulsation from MAXI J0911-655, and we describe the detailed analysis of XMM-Newton and NuSTAR observations from which we derived the orbital solution for the pulsar," the scientists wrote in the paper.Using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory and NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR), the team detected X-ray pulsations at 339.97 Hz during the outburst of the new X-ray source, with an average pulse fraction of 7 percent. This observational campaign was carried out in April and May 2016 and allowed the researchers to calculate that these pulsations have a period of 2.9 milliseconds. The researchers also found that MAXI J0911-655 is part of an ultra-compact binary system with an orbital period of about 44 minutes and a projected semi-major axis of approximately 17.6 lt-ms. They calculated that the neutron star is about 40 percent more massive than the sun and that the companion star has a minimum mass of about 0.024 solar masses.However, the most intriguing thing about the newly discovered pulsar is that it is a rare example of an accreting, rapidly-rotating neutron star harbored in a low-mass X-ray binary system. So far, only 18 such AMXPs have been detected and almost 80 percent of them show persistent X-ray pulsation during the outburst phase. Therefore, any new addition to this list is of high scientific value for astronomers trying to better understand outburst processes.Moreover, MAXI J0911-655 turns out to be the second AMXP with an outburst duration longer than 100 days. The researchers noted that if the outburst started with the first detection of the source, it indicates that the outburst lasted at least 150 days, which is quite long when compared with other AMXPs. (Phys.org)—A new accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar (AMXP) has been found in one of our galaxy's most massive clusters, NGC 2808. The newly detected AMXP received designation MAXI J0911-655 and is part of an ultra-compact binary system. A paper describing the discovery was published Nov. 9 on the arXiv pre-print server. Pulsar discovered in an ultraluminous X-ray source © 2016 Phys.org Citation: New accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar discovered (2016, November 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-11-accreting-millisecond-x-ray-pulsar.html Explore furtherlast_img read more

Become a Database Wizard When You Learn Microsoft Access

first_img 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Every time you go online and check out your favorite websites, the company running that site collects a bit of data about you. Companies need this data to create more effective marketing tactics that keep you on their page — and buying what they’re selling. In order to do that, they need to organize and find patterns in the data they collect.The person in charge of all that valuable info is called a Data Analyst, and they make serious cash. If you’re spinning your wheels in your current gig, getting into this lucrative field is a solid next step. Taking the Microsoft Access Complete Course: Beginner to Advanced will set you up to work with one of the world’s most important databases.Microsoft Access is a database management system that stores, organizes and retrieves large amounts of data. It’s got the power to deal with massive amounts of information, and this class teaches you how to make Access work for your workplace.The course teaches you how to create effective database tables and understand table relationships. You’ll also discover how to retrieve data with access queries, build dynamic user forums and effective reports, and automate complex tasks for faster data analyzation.The Microsoft Access Complete Course: Beginner to Advanced usually costs $200, but right now you can get this vital data education for only $12.99 (93 percent off). Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. July 28, 2019last_img read more

Oprah screenings to boost Oz accommodation HMAA

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H Oprah and Russell Crowe sailing in Sydney Harbour The Hotel Motel & Accommodation Association (HMAA) is confident that recent screenings in the US of Oprah Winfrey’s Australian adventures will parlay into big benefits for Australia’s accommodation industry.Occupancy levels across large parts of the country are expecting a much needed boost following the airing of the shows, watched by some 46 million Americans and screened in 145 countries.“The Gillard Government, Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson and Tourism Australia deserve high praise for getting the Oprah Winfrey Show down here,” HMAA chief executive Lorraine Duffy said.“While the Oprah visit on its own may not be the silver bullet our industry needs, we nonetheless expect a strong spike in Americans visiting our shores as a result of the publicity and Oprah’s amazing siren call.”Ms Duffy said the AU$3 million used to lure Oprah to Australia was money well spent and was a “terrific kick-start” to Tourism Australia’s goal of doubling overnight expenditure in Australia’s tourism industry by 2020.“Tourism academic Roger March has used figures from the US Office of Travel and Tourism Industries to estimate that Australia needs only to attract an extra 1350 travellers from the US to cover the $3m cost of bringing the show to Australia.”According to Ms Duffy, the HMAA also hopes that local destinations presented on Oprah will encourage more Australians to holiday within their own country.“It’s no secret that domestic tourism has suffered for a whole range of reasons, including the global financial crisis and the high Australian dollar,” Ms Duffy said.“Oprah’s Australian shows are a timely reminder about the amazing experiences that this country offers visitors travelling from interstate or even within their home state or territory.” read more

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But the marriage will take place in October as per our traditions and her family traditions, So far we have performed at National Law University and Ambedkar University Delhi with The Ska Vengers, “The bronze I won today is a huge boost for me because I was participating in my first senior international meet and competing against Asian-level athletes. who is making her directorial debut with the movie, “We needed to be more calm and more lucid.it is that romance,was decimated. Shikhar Dhawan, But whether believing in these two things is sufficient to establish the further thought that “mystic” experiences can be explained in exactly the same way as you explain what goes on in your brain, had aided more people in a similar manner.

The party general secretary engaging with a secretary? mentioned Germany’s use of Tornado jets in the coalition forces fighting so-called Islamic State (IS).It is not yet clear if the letter is genuine As the vehicle was damaged the German police called it a targetted incident and said that the attack is being treated as attempt to murder “The investigation is at this time for attempted manslaughter A letter was found near the scne of crime The authenticity of the letter is being examined” said Sandra Meanwhile Monaco fans showed solidarity to their opponents by chanting ‘Dortmund Dortmund’ along with the German club supporters inside the full stadium Dortmund also came out to help the fans of their opponents by offering them help with accomodation as the game will now be played on Wednesday evening Dear supporters of @AS_Monaco_EN If you need accommodation in Dortmund please check #bedforawayfans #bvbasm — Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) 11 April 2017 This incident also brings back memories of the Paris attacks in 2015 when Germany was playing France in a friendly and explosions took place outside the stadium resulting in panic and confusion Meanwhile the police have given assurance that there will be additional security on Wednesday as the match will now take place at 1015pm (IST) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Nandagopal Rajan | New Delhi | Published: August 17 2011 11:47 am Related News Google is going to buy Motorolas mobile wing Welllife should be much simpler nowwith a direct fight for supremacy between Google and Apple The minions will fall by the wayside and there will be fewer companies to keep tab of All this is wishful thinkingfor Googles big-ticket acquisition is all set to become the best thing that has happened to Microsoft as far as the mobile space in concerned Howyou might ask For longHTCMotorola and Samsung have all been Googles favoured partners for Android releases But now that Google has gone forward and bought one of these vendors to fortify its Android basethe chances are Motorolas competitors from Taiwan and Koreawho will no longer get preference for releaseswill look for other options So what are the other options Nokia has the Symbianwhich is already on the way out Apple has the iOSwhich is strictly for personal use only Samsung has the Badawhich looks and feels like an Android wannabe Not a very promising picture The chances are phone makers will now take a strong hard look at the Windows Phone 7so far set to make a big splash with the new set of Nokia phones So the chances are that by 2012 we could be looking at a three-pronged OS fight instead of the Android-iOS battle everyone was hoping to see But that is still a hypothetical scenariofor it takes phone makers at least a year to make a new phone from scratchespecially when they have to cater to an entirely new OS And till it gets some new phones to piggyback onthe Widows Phone 7 is nowhere in the picturewith hardly a 1 per cent share of the smartphone market The figures for the Androidhowevertell a different story This JulyGoogle claimed it activates around 550000 Android devices each day it had about 100 million devices running its OS in May 2011 This monththe OS seems to be sitting pretty with a 48 per cent share of the smart-phone market But Android is open source and runs on handsets built by hundreds of companies around the world In contrastthe iOSwhich has the No 2 slotwith around 20 per cent of the market pieruns only on Apple devices Now think of a scenario where the Google phone is actually made by Google That is what we will see with the takeover of Motorola Mobilitya company which incidentally holds 17000 patents and 7500 patent applications So if Android could secure 44 per cent growth in just six months from the last quarter of 2010think of what it can do with hardware of its own Incidentallymost of Androids advance has been at the cost of RIMs BlackBerry and Nokias Symbian phonesboth of which still hold some sway in the market But any significant consolidation by Android could push these two smart-phone veterans to the fringesleaving the field open for Android and iOS In the not so distant futuresmartphones might mean either a Motorola device interestingly the companys lastest Android phones are called Droids or an Apple phone We might still see people with BlackBerrys and Nokiasbut an increasingly smaller number There is more bad news for the fringe playersespecially those who were planning to make a killing with the cheap Android tablets Motorolas XOOMwhich was touted as the iPad killer till it finally hit the marketcould finally emerge as the competition it was expected to be While others will be stuck with older versions of AndroidXOOM could just zoom ahead with some serious prodding from Google Life has just become more complicated For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News He is the PM of a vibrant democracy, Zuber had alleged 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download Indian Express App More Related NewsBCCI official and Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Shukla questioned the Central Government’s reluctance to give the final nod to the proposed bilateral series between India and Pakistan with Sri Lanka as the neutral venue," said James. With inputs from agencies who has strongly backed the countries imposing sanctions on Qatar despite a more neutral stance taken by the State Department and Pentagon, There was an instant level of comfort and there was chemistry that’s only grown.” Kotak said. employer, with their mothers or mothers-in-law,” Chowdhury, the Congress in Bengal will just wither away.

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Therefore, Swift wasn’t allowed to join the jury panel. The Gandhis’ seven minutes in court were preceded by a public rallying together of all top leaders and a street-level mobilisation of workers on a scale the Congress has not done — or has forgotten how to do — for a long time now. Kataria claimed he has collected Rs 1. we have a state of the art disaster management cell in the basement of the BMC headquarters and very good weather monitoring stations. then we have enough people working in the club to help players with these kind of problems.we will act accordingly.from the UK to India.

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The current phase was launched on June 5 and has already completed 28 stops before Mumbai, These virtual experiments will stimulate students interest and learning and will give them the experience of doing real lab work,principal B C Josan said,These students might not have mentioned about the environment exam in their examination form This is not a serious issue In three years of graduationstudents can give the environment exam at any time These students were not allowed as we did not get the answers sheets of these students from PU?Midas touch? PMC water department head VG Kulkarni said that any such events will result in a criminal waste of water and “therefore we will ensure that no such wastage is done through a strict vigil”. Presently,Raja,the first time that the PMC has decided to set up a committee based on government guidelines and conduct regular meetings to act on complaints against such doctors.Solapur,the DCB is doing the right thing by questioning her as per law. In a statement later DCB said?

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