QuickQuotes Just what was said Tuesday about new national security legislation

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government finally introduced its long-awaited new national security legislation Tuesday. Some quotes:“Canadians expect their governments to do two things: protect our communities and uphold our rights and freedoms. Getting that balance right has always been the focus of the Liberal party, and that’s exactly what we’re focusing on doing in government.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.——“We all have a stake in it, so all Canadians can have confidence that our security and our freedoms are being protected. That is the goal of this legislation.” — Public Security Minister Ralph Goodale.——“Canadians have made it very clear that they don’t trust the NDP with their safety and they don’t trust the Conservatives with their rights.” — Goodale.——“Law enforcement and security agencies sometimes have only mere minutes to react to threats. The Liberals’ new bill is removing the ability of security agencies to take proactive steps when sometimes just seconds matter.” — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.——“I think it’s a dangerous step back from certain provisions that allowed law enforcement to intercede when there was a threat to public safety in Canada.” — Erin O’Toole, Conservative public safety critic.——“We’re once again compromising our freedoms in our country. Mr. Trudeau promised to get rid of the worst parts of Bill C-51. He hasn’t done that. This is not constant oversight. It’s review, and it falls well short of what Mr. Trudeau promised.” — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.——“This legislation is a positive step forward, but does not fully address the fundamental privacy concerns expressed by Canadians throughout the government’s own consultation. In particular, we have yet to see any proactive measures to protect Canadians from the use of invasive mass surveillance devices such as Stingrays, or legislative protections for encrypted communication technologies which are critical to our digital and economic security.” — Laura Tribe, executive director, OpenMedia.——last_img read more

CIMR Retirement Plan Open to Architects, Veterinarians, Self-Employed Workers

Rabat – The Moroccan Interprofessional Retirement Fund (CIMR) has signed agreements to offer veterinary doctors, architects, and self-employed workers access to the Al Moustakbal Individual (The Future) retirement plan.The CIMR signed an agreement with the National Order of Veterinarians (ONV) May 15 and with the Regional Council of the Order of Architects of the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra Area (CROA-RABAT).The CIMR has participated in the national architects day organised by CROA-RABAT in collaboration with the Ministry of National Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and City Policy. The signing of the agreements came after CIMR opened to individual membership for self-employed professionals and workers and is part of the promotion of the Al Moustakbal Individual plan at the national level.Founded in 1949, the CIMR is a mutual company for retirement savings, whose mission is to promote a sustainable, balanced, and supportive retirement by granting beneficiaries a fair pension.The CIMR is managed by a board of directors elected by the General Assembly of members. In 2017, CIMR had 6,385 member companies; 641,358 affiliated active contributors and 170,870 beneficiaries. The total disbursed pensions amounted to MAD 3.995 billion. read more

UN regional literacy conference kicks off in Beijing

31 July 2007The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding a conference in Beijing starting today to help tackle illiteracy in East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, where women make up nearly seven out of every 10 people who cannot read and write. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is holding a conference in Beijing starting today to help tackle illiteracy in East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, where women make up nearly seven out of every 10 people who cannot read and write.Education ministers, experts, civil society representatives and First Ladies from across the region have gathered in the Chinese capital for the two-day conference, which is focusing on encouraging partnerships and promoting innovative approaches to reducing illiteracy.Almost 92 per cent of people in East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific can read and write, but the figures vary widely from country to country and the region as a whole suffers from a persistent gender gap, with women comprising 70 per cent of the illiterate population.The conference is designed to trigger individual States to do more to promote literacy through measures such as building up their investment in literacy programmes and integrating such programmes into wider education strategies.This week’s gathering is the second of six regional meetings on global literacy to be held before the end of next year. They follow on from the White House Conference on Global Literacy, held in New York in September last year. That conference was hosted by United States First Lady Laura Bush, who is also a Honorary Ambassador for the UN Literacy Decade (2003-2012) and UNESCO’s Literacy Initiative for Empowerment. read more

Two robbers are deserters

He said that the other deserter is Rifleman Asanka Ubeysiri . He has joined the Army on 06 March 2009 and has deserted the service on 25 May 2010.  Since then he has never reported or arrested until this incident.“Like any other Army the Sri Lanka Army always takes strict disciplinary action against anyone who breaches the provisions of the Army Act. As you can see in the case of the first soldier it was the Army that initiated action for a theft he carried out whilst in service.  We don’t approve or support crimes of any nature,” the army spokesman said. (Colombo Gazette) On 24 May 2010 he surrendered.  After due disciplinary procedure he was awarded 90 days detention in July 2010 and was detained at Panagoda Detention Barracks.  Upon completion of the period of detention he was handed over to the Regimental Centre on 9 September 2010 and on 6 October 2010 he became absent without leave and later declared a deserter.  On 25 June 2013 Hungama Police arrested this deserting soldier and was handed over to his Regiment on 9 July 2013.  Upon a summary trial it was decided to discharge the soldier from service as per due procedure and was temporarily discharged (such temporary discharge is instituted until clearance from all army establishments is obtained) from 15 July 2013 to 20 August 2013.  On 20 August the soldier reported back but since his clearance from some institutes were not received he was given another letter of temporary discharge from 21 August 2013 to 25 October 2013.  He has got involved in this robbery during that period.“It is noteworthy to mention that two other robbers including the one who died are his own brothers as revealed in preliminary investigations.  They are K. Rohitha Lakshman and K. Indika Sampath (killed during the incident).  This proves that the three brothers have been involved in this together and this may not be the first such robbery carried out by them,” the army spokesman said. “The Sri Lanka Army does not approve any crime and particularly we regret this incident in which a senior journalist has suffered at the hands of a gang of robbers. The police are conducting investigations and there is no doubt the truth will be revealed in due course, “ he said. The army spokesman said that one deserter, Private Soldier K. P. Chamara Kumara of Weralupitiya, Awissawella, was arrested whilst in service in September 2009 for a theft.  After a summary trial according to the Army Act he was awarded 90 days detention on 06 October and whilst being held in detention at his Regimental Centre in order to be handed over to the Panagoda Detention Barracks (an Army correctional facility administered by the Military Police) he escaped from detention and deserted on 08 October 2009. The army says two of the five robbers arrested over the break-in at the home of journalist Mandana Ismail Abeywickrema yesterday are deserters and not soldiers still serving in the army.Army spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said that some parties including web based media have attempted to implicate the Sri Lanka Army in the robbery that took place at Bambalapitiya. read more

Fresh government creates occasion for tech innovation exWhite House official

When Vivek Kundra started working in the White House in 2009, President Barack Obama was fighting “tooth-and-nail” to keep his BlackBerry.Seven years later, the once iconic Canadian-made smartphone has been relegated to an amusing anecdote for the United States’ inaugural Chief Information Officer — and an example of the difficulties governments have keeping up with technology.Kundra, who managed an $80-billion information technology portfolio for the president, was in Ottawa during election week urging Canadian officials who oversee roughly $6 billion in similar spending to stay apace.“Change is the only constant. Just because you have one company that has done well today doesn’t mean it’s going to reign supreme,” he said in an interview.“You have to be able to put innovation at the centre of your government policy. Because the future is going to belong to those countries that are constantly innovating. Canada has done it before, and can do it again.”Kundra laid out his prescription for digital transformation in the capital as the federal Liberals celebrated their resounding election victory.He said it’s an exciting time for Canada because a fresh government could initiate an era of technology-driven innovation that’s essential to creating jobs and keeping the country competitive.“You’ve just had an amazing election, and you have a leader who has in front of him the opportunity,” said Kundra, who resigned from the White House in 2011 and is now executive vice-president for the Silicon Valley-based cloud computing firm Salesforce.Near the end of the 11-week election campaign, several prominent technology entrepreneurs voiced frustration that no political party had outlined a vision for their industry.However, the Liberals ultimately committed $200 million annually for three years to help tech startups grow. They also promised $100 million a year toward an industrial research-assistance program, which encourages innovation in small- and medium-sized businesses.While campaigning, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau pointed out that Canada has fallen to 22nd place for innovation among leading countries, according to a report from the Geneva-based World Economic Forum.Kundra said countries, including Canada, will fall behind without a policy framework that embraces the future.He encouraged the federal government to examine technology expenditures, noting that within his first six months at the White House he implemented a crackdown on wasteful spending that saved the U.S. government $3 billion.“Are you spending that capital in the old world — on mainframes and mini-computers?” he asked. “Or are you spending that capital to create jobs of the future around data science and cloud and social and mobile?”Other high-tech initiatives the government should consider include designing policies to attract talent and venture capital and investing in “intelligent infrastructure” for cities, such as smart grids, he suggested.The day after the federal election, the country’s largest high-tech association released a proposed agenda for the new government, urging a focus toward improving Canada’s low innovation and competitiveness rankings.The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance issued specific recommendations ranging from consolidating ministries for a new “minister of science, technology and business innovation” to committing 10 per cent of government procurement spending to startups.“We need 21st century leadership for improving Canada’s business innovation performance and this must begin at the political level,” said CEO John Reid in a release. “Now is the time to pivot to the future.”Follow @TamsynBurgmann on Twitter Fresh government creates occasion for tech innovation: ex-White House official by Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 26, 2015 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Oct 26, 2015 at 7:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Gallery OSU vs MSU

OSU junior linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) takes the field with the Buckeyes before their game against Michigan State on Nov. 19. The Buckeyes won 17-16. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo Editor The Ohio State Buckeyes took on the Michigan State Spartans on Nov. 19. After a close battle, the Buckeyes earned the victory by a score of 17-16.

Geek deals 379 Dell Inspiron 11 laptop with multitouch 500GB SSD sale

first_imgWhile I’m a huge proponent of having a large, high quality display, there is simply no better way to improve laptop portability than by using a small screen. The recent trend in laptops and ultrabooks tends to ignore form factors under 14-inches, but there are still plenty of people who are hauling their computer around for many hours a day.Historically these ultra-compact laptops also tended to carry high price tags, following the computing axiom that smaller is more expensive. The new Inspiron 13 3137  from Dell looks to upset both of those trends, offering a compact 11.6-inch laptop starting under $400. What’s more is it uses the new Intel Celeron 2955U processor, a just-released variant based off the new Haswell architecture and combining the Platform Controller Hub onto the CPU die. Like the other Core-based Intel UTL processors, this should yield impressive battery life in low workload situations.Performance won’t be mind-blowing or even impressive, with only a 1.4GHz clock speed and 2GB of RAM, but it’s plenty for a modern-day netbook that puts those pithy circa 2005 netbooks to shame. The 11.6-inch HD display even supports touch interaction, something unheard of at this size and price point.At 0.83-inches and 3.15 lbs, it’s should be plenty light for all-day carry and still manages to include two USB 3.0 ports, one USB port, HDMI, ethernet, and a media card reader. Bluetooth, Wireless-N, and an HD webcam are all standard. This is an impressive load-out for a sub-$400 laptop that can go anywhere with you.Dell Inspiron 11 11.6-inch touch laptop for $379.99 + free shipping (reg. $399.99)Our other top deals:HP 3005pr USB 3.0 Dock with ethernet, dual video for $69.99 + free shipping (reg. $149.99 | use coupon LOGICBUY20 | via HP)ViewSonic 27-inch 1080p LED-backlit LCD monitor for $219.99 + free shipping (reg. $329.99 | via NewEgg)Samsung 840 Series 500GB SSD for $324.95 + free shipping (reg. $449.99 | via B&H Photo)last_img read more

Respect the guy dont respect the guy I dont care McIlroy defends

first_img Share20 Tweet Email Mar 1st 2017, 8:16 AM Hard to turn down“I think he was happier to talk golf than anything else that he has to do these days,” McIlroy said, adding that he understood the criticism about being associated with Trump.“I get the divisive rhetoric and everything that was said. It’s a tough place to be in, a tough position. Maybe if I look back on it, I put myself in a position where I was going to get that from either side, one way or the other.I just felt I was doing what was respectful, and the president of the United States phones you up and wants to play golf with you, I wasn’t going to say no. I’m sorry if I sort of, I don’t know, pissed people off. But I felt I was in a position where I couldn’t really do anything but say yes.”McIlroy is making his first appearance in seven weeks after suffering a fractured rib. McIlroy, who last played in the South African Open in January, has missed tournaments in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Los Angeles and Florida in the weeks since.McIlroy said he expected this week’s field would find it tricky adapting to the thin air of Mexico City, where the course venue is around 7,600 feet above sea level, a factor likely to complicate club selection.“Judging distances is going to be really tough,” McIlroy said.“I was hitting eight irons today 210 yards. It’s so hard to get used to and trust in your mind that that club is going to hit the ball that far.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Image: David Davies File photo Image: David Davies File photo ‘Respect the guy, don’t respect the guy, I don’t care’: McIlroy defends ‘surreal experience’ with Trump “I’m sorry if I sort of, I don’t know, p***ed people off. But I felt I was in a position where I couldn’t really do anything but say yes.” RORY MCILROY HAS defended his recent round of golf with US President Donald Trump as he prepared for this week’s WGC-Mexico Championship.The Northern Ireland star said he was taken aback by the scale of the criticism he had received for his round with Trump, insisting he had put politics to one side for the occasion.McIlroy had already addressed the issue in a statement last week following criticism but faced renewed questioning yesterday ahead of this week’s event at Club de Golf Chapultepec.“I just approached it, as I said in my statement, as a round of golf,” McIlroy said. Trump speaking to congress last night. Source: Alex Brandon“Anyone’s beliefs or politics or whatever, just put that to one side for a minute. To go there and see 30 secret service and 30 cops and snipers in the trees, it’s just – I mean, it was just a surreal experience for me to see something like that. That was part of the reason I wanted to go and play.“If it had been Obama I would have gone to play. I’ve played golf with President Clinton, I’ve spent time with President Bush … I just wanted to have an experience that I might not ever get (again); play golf with a sitting president.“You can respect the guy, not respect the guy, I don’t care, but if someone has a chance to play in that scenario and just sort of experience the whole thing,” added McIlroy who said he had spent the round talking golf with Trump. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Follow us: the42.ie By AFP Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 8:16 AM https://the42.ie/3264524 Pain in the neck! Harrington anxiously waiting to discover if he needs surgeryHow ‘ready golf’ could make the sport better for players and spectators 78 Comments Short URL 29,870 Views last_img read more

Dangerous prisoner on the run after being released by mistake

first_img 38,950 Views He has an extensive history of violence and I would urge the public not to approach him but contact police immediately. Wednesday 8 Mar 2017, 1:31 PM Short URL ‘Dangerous’ prisoner on the run after being released by mistake People are urged not to approach Michael Lawrence Smith if they see him, but to contact police immediately. By Aoife Barry http://jrnl.ie/3276785 Share77 Tweet Email Image: PSNIcenter_img Mar 8th 2017, 1:31 PM 12 Comments POLICE IN THE north are looking for information on the whereabouts of a prisoner who was released “erroneously” and has not returned to Maghaberry Prison.Michael Lawrence Smith, aged 38, was released erroneously by the Prison Service yesterday (7 March), said the PSNI. He has failed to return.Smith, who is currently on remand for murder, had previously applied for High Court bail for this offence. Police strenuously objected and bail was refused.Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said: Michael Smith, who is deemed as dangerous, was last seen in the Belfast area at 2pm on Tuesday 7 March. Geddes said he would ask Smith to hand himself in to the authorities without any further delay.He said that anyone who knows of his current whereabouts or who has any information should contact police on 999.Read: ‘Mindless, wanton thuggery’: Limerick’s iconic Treaty Stone vandalised overnight> Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: PSNIlast_img read more

Conscience de soi les macaques capables de se reconnaître dans un miroir

first_imgConscience de soi : les macaques capables de se reconnaître dans un miroirÉtats-Unis – Jusqu’alors, les macaques avaient échoué au test du miroir, ne semblant pas reconnaître leur reflet. Une équipe de l’université du Wisconsin-Madison a cependant découvert, chez des primates dotés d’un implant cérébral, un soudain intérêt pour leur reflet. Les singes observent des situations lors desquelles ils semblent se reconnaître.Le test du miroir consiste à faire des taches sur le pelage des animaux, à des endroits impossibles à voir sans miroir. Si devant leur reflet, ils touchent ces taches ou, mieux encore, tentent de les effacer, cela prouve qu’ils ont conscience d’eux-mêmes. Ce test, les chimpanzés le réussissent mais jusqu’alors, ce n’était pas le cas des macaques.  Dans une étude publiée dans la revue PLoS One, des chercheurs de l’université du Wisconsin-Madison révèlent avoir observé des situations lors desquelles les macaques rhésus (Macaca mulatta) se reconnaissent dans un miroir. Les primates qui y sont parvenus étaient dotés d’implants cérébraux, dans le cadre d’une étude de perception. C’est une technicienne de laboratoire qui a constaté l’intérêt des macaques pour les dispositifs vissés sur leurs crânes, les singes les observant dans de petits miroirs. Luis Populin, l’un des principaux auteurs de cette étude, a alors entrepris d’en savoir plus, observant un groupe de cinq macaques dont les cages étaient dotées de miroirs depuis leur plus jeune âge. Des implants cérébraux ont été posé sur les animaux, entraînant chez eux un intérêt pour certaines zones de leur anatomie généralement inaccessibles à la vue, telles que les parties génitales mais aussi leur blessure à la tête. Une exploration que les macaques ont immédiatement cessé lorsque les miroirs ont été voilés.Grâce à l’enregistrement de vidéos, les chercheurs ont pu comptabiliser le nombre de regards vers les miroirs et le temps total passé à les regarder, constatant une augmentation des deux paramètres qui tend à prouver que les macaques ne considèrent pas le miroir comme un simple objet. Les singes non dotés d’implants cérébraux n’ont quant à eux montré aucun signe d’intérêt pour les miroirs et leur reflet. Les chercheurs estiment donc que la blessure à la tête, engendrée par la pose d’un implant, constituerait un stimulant ou une “super tache” qui les aiderait à se reconnaître. Pour Luis Populin, cette expérience permet d’imaginer qu’il pourrait exister chez l’animal différents niveaux de conscience de soi.Le 9 octobre 2010 à 16:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pirate Bay les Anonymous réagissent et les blocages saccumulent

first_imgPirate Bay : les Anonymous réagissent et les blocages s’accumulentSur décision judiciaire, plusieurs sites de The Pirate Bay ont été bloqués en Finlande par le fournisseur d’accès internet (FAI) Elisa. Le groupe de hackivistes Anonymous n’a pas tardé à réagir à cette décision, en s’attaquant aux sites de deux associations luttant contre le piratage. Mais les ennuis continuent pour les premiers, qui viennent de voir leur accès bloqués aux Pays Bas également.Le FAI Elisa finlandais a été contraint lundi de bloquer l’accès à plusieurs sites de The Pirate Bay, suite à une injonction de justice prise après une plainte de la Fédération internationale de l’industrie phonographique (IFPI) déposée en octobre dernier. Cette décision a naturellement provoqué la colère du groupe de hackivistes Anonymous, qui a réagi en s’attaquant au site internet de l’association comme à celui du Centre d’information sur le copyright et contre le piratage (CIAPC), un organisme travaillant pour le compte de l’IFPI.”Le site finlandais de la Fédération internationale de l’industrie phonographiqueet le site web du Centre d’information sur le copyright et contre le piratage ont tous deux été mis hors ligne, sans doute à la suite d’une attaque par déni de service distribué” a expliqué Antti Kotilainen, directeur général du CIAPC, cité par lemondeinformatique.fr. Et d’ajouter : “Il n’y a pas vraiment d’incidence sur notre travail, mais c’est tout de même ennuyeux”.Cette attaque a été revendiquée par un pirate connu sur Twitter sous le nom de @anon_finland. Sur le réseau social, il affirme que les Anonymous “maintiendrait ce site hors service aussi longtemps qu’ils le souhaitent”. Après la Finlande, les Pays-BasMais voilà qu’aujourd’hui, une nouvelle procédure vient d’être entamé par la justice néerlandaise, bloquant les accès au Pirate Bay sur son territoire.L’information provient du site Torrentfreak, qui explique que le tribunal aurait estimé qu’une partie non négligeable des fai XS4All et Ziggo utiliserait The Pirate Bay pour partager des contenus protégés par droits d’auteur. Le problème ne viendrait pas du téléchargement de ces oeuvres, non réprimé en Hollande, mais de la mise à disposition de ces fichiers, interdite par la loi en vigueur.À lire aussiConflit Israélo-Palestinien : les Anonymous publie un guide pour aider les habitants de GazaLes deux opérateurs ont dorénavant 10 jours pour bloquer les accès à the Pirate Bay à leurs internautes, sous peine de devoir payer une astreinte de 10.000 euros par jour non conforme. De quoi décourager les internautes vis à vis des risques judiciaires encourus, et leurs fournisseurs d’accès pour raisons financières !Plus que jamais, le ciel semble s’obscurcir au-dessus de The Pirate Bay !Le 11 janvier 2012 à 19:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Léléphant un acteur crucial de sa propre évolution

first_imgL’éléphant, un acteur crucial de sa propre évolutionPubliée sur le site de Nature, une étude britannique suggère que la lignée des éléphants africains a, d’une certaine façon, stimulé activement l’évolution morphologique de ses propres dents en changeant de régime alimentaire lorsque la savane a remplacé la forêt en Afrique orientale entre -10 et -5 millions d’années.Adrian M. Lister, du Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Londres, a rapproché les données scientifiques connues concernant, d’une part, la composition des sols est-africains au cours des 20 derniers millions d’années, et, d’autre part, la composition des restes fossiles de proboscidiens (éléphants) durant la même période. Son but : suivre l’évolution des taux de C13, un isotope du carbone, dans ces deux types “d’archives”, et préciser dans quelle mesure les deux taux coïncidaient.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Pourquoi ? Parce que le taux de C13 est un indicateur de la couverture végétale d’une région. Il dépend du type de plante présente (feuille d’arbre ou herbe), et se retrouve à l’identique à la fois dans le sol où celle-ci pousse et dans l’émail dentaire des animaux qui se nourrissent de la plante. L’objectif était donc de faire un parallèle entre l’évolution de la flore d’Afrique orientale et celle du régime alimentaire des ancêtres de l’éléphant, ce majestueux herbivore.Ces données ont également été rapprochées de l’évolution de la denture de ces animaux. Les résultats, selon l’auteur, suggèrent le scénario suivant : débutant il y a environ 10 millions d’années à la suite de changements climatiques, un remplacement progressif des forêts par les savanes a eu lieu. Vers -8 millions d’années, vivant dans une mosaïque de forêts et de prairies sèches, les proboscidiens – entre autres – ont commencé peu à peu à consommer l’herbe en plus ou à la place des feuilles d’arbres.Une évolution subie ET provoquée Puis, vers -5 millions d’années seulement, leurs dents ont évolué : les couronnes de leurs molaires sont devenues jusqu’à trois fois plus hautes, et plusieurs crêtes d’émail, propres à broyer l’herbe – plus coriace que les feuilles et souvent mêlée à du sable – sont apparues. Selon ce scénario, les animaux ne se contenteraient donc pas forcément de subir l’évolution en fonction des changements du milieu : leur comportement contribuerait aussi à façonner leur destin évolutif…Le 6 juillet 2013 à 18:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Stronger Policing coming to Lower Bight District

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Feb 2015 – A new police unit in the west bay area of Providenciales is hoped to be the answer to thwarting a spike in radical break-ins and thefts in the Turtle Cove and Lower Bight areas of Provo. Outgoing Police Commissioner, Colin Farquhar, last week talked about an initiative under construction. “another likely success is our new community group in the West Bay community of Providenciales, representing the areas of Crab Road to Turtle Cove, they are developing a community and security plan for their area also.” With these departing words, Farquhar became emotional in his farewell at that service held at the HJ Robinson High in Grand Turk on Wednesday. “Please remember, have the will the win, the desire to succeed and the urge to reach your full potential; these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Recommended for you Related Items:Colin Farquhar, lower bight, police Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children onlinelast_img read more

Kidney transplant recipient meets his donor

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter November 22, 2018 Kidney transplant recipient meets his donor Posted: November 22, 2018 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- 17-year-old Alejandro Hernandez was on a waiting list for a kidney for 11 months until he received one from gracious donor Tiffany Jokerst.Hernandez had the surgery in July but met his donor this week. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Gaming industry parties the night away at second Macau After Dark MAD

first_img RelatedPosts The second Macau After Dark (MAD) industry networking social event proved to be another roaring success with around 130 guests coming together in Macau on Friday night.Hosted by Inside Asian Gaming, the event ventured into new territory by making its way to Kidult Club on the Macau Peninsula – an expansive 8,000 square foot night spot boasting a variety of unique features including a giant screen measuring 6.5 meters wide by 1.5 meters high, three karaoke rooms, an eSports center, electronic darts, electronic beer pong and more. Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September The diverse line-up of attendees included representatives of all six Macau concessionaires, leading Macau junkets Suncity Group and Tak Chun Group, developers, gaming distributors and many more.Guests entertained themselves by catching up on times both old and new or showing off their beer pong skills, all while enjoying free flow drinks and finger food.There were also a series of lucky door prizes given away, including bottles of wine, drinks vouchers and, for football fans, the jerseys of iconic English Premier League club Liverpool and Portugal’s Benfica.Once again, a huge thank you goes to all of IAG’s sponsors for the event – namely platinum sponsors Aristocrat and Scientific Games, Gold Sponsors IGT and Evolution HR, and Venue Sponsor Kidult Club.MAD 3 is scheduled to take place on Friday 2 August 2019 at a soon-to-be-announced location. JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Load More Suncity Group looking to develop new resort hotel in Okinawa, Japan after US$10 million land purchaselast_img read more

Hong Kong Broadband Network introduces grandparental leave

first_imgTelecommunications organisation Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) has introduced a grandparental leave policy.The scheme, which came into effect on 1 April 2017, allows Hong Kong-based employees to take three days of leave when welcoming a new grandchild. To take advantage of the policy, staff are required to submit a family photograph of the three generations of their family, including the new grandchild.The grandparental leave policy is designed to give employees the opportunity to celebrate the new arrival and spend time with their families.The new scheme runs alongside other paid leave policies available to eligible employees, including one day of family care leave, one day off for a year’s service, and five half-days’ leave for festive occasions, as well as encouraging employees to take a paid afternoon off on Fridays up to 12 times a year. Staff can also take up to five days’ of paid marriage leave, 16 weeks of maternity leave at full pay, 14 days’ paternity leave at full pay, two days of volunteering leave, and an unpaid sabbatical of up to one year to pursue a personal goal.CY Chan, associate director, talent management and organisation development, and co-owner at HKBN, said, “At HKBN, our ethos is that life takes priority over work, which is why we uphold life-work priority rather than work-life balance.“We believe when our [employees] are empowered with higher flexibility to pursue purposeful personal and family lives, they come to work far more motivated, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity. Our aim is for more [organisations] to adopt similar measures to care for their [employees], and join HKBN to make Hong Kong a better place to live.”last_img read more

Nintendo Switch might soon be available in China

first_img $155 at Google Express DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Microsoft Sony Nintendo,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Amazon $999 $299 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Walmart Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $210 at Best Buy $60 at Best Buy Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See it The Cheapskate Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) The Nintendo Switch debuted in March 2017. It became the fastest-selling console in US history.  Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET Nintendo will reportedly start selling its Switch console in China.The Japanese video game maker is partnering with Chinese tech company Tencent, according to a Thursday report by Reuters. Authorities in China’s Guangdong province, where Tencent is based, reportedly agreed to let the company sell a test version of the New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Switch game. That decision would allow for sales of the Switch nationwide, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. China has relaxed its restrictions on gaming consoles in recent years, allowing for the sale of devices like Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4.  Nintendo and Tencent didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The Nintendo Switch debuted in March 2017. It became the fastest-selling console in US history after selling 4.8 million units in the first 10 months of its release. Nintendo is expected to sell 17.3 million consoles globally in 2019, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics. $299 at Amazon Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Tags See it $520 at HP Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See It $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Chris Monroe/CNET See at Amazon See It The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 7 Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $59 at eBay Boost Mobile Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Best Buy Read the Rylo camera previewcenter_img What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Sprint Comments Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Share your voice Nintendo Switch Turo Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Angela Lang/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Read Google Home Hub review Consoles Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. $299 $6 at Tidal Turo: Save $30 on any car rental See It Post a comment See at Turo Amazon HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Apple iPhone XS Best Buy $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 $299 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 0 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It $999 $289 News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Share your voice Sarah Tew/CNET Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Rylo How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 Read the AirPods reviewlast_img read more

All your 3D printing questions answered

first_imgSarah Tew/CNET Rounding up some of the best budget 3D printers, I learned a lot about the art and science of printing. It’s not as simple as loading a 3D file, hitting print and sitting back, although the extra steps and follow-up work involved is well worth it if you want to create eye-catching stuff.  These are some of the big beginner questions I’ve gotten, and the major things I’ve learned through trial and error. Mostly error. These tips are deliberately simplified for a beginner audience. To really dive deep, check out the very active Reddit 3D printing community.  Crazy things I’ve made on a 3D printer Now playing: Watch this: Tags Comment 18 Photos How food dye could help create 3D-printed lungs What material should I use to print with? Most home 3D printers use PLA or ABS plastic. Professional printers can use all sorts of materials, from metal to organic filament. Some printers use a liquid resin, which is much more difficult to handle. As a beginner, use PLA. It’s nontoxic, made mostly of cornstarch and sugarcane, handles easily and is inexpensive. However, it’s more sensitive to heat, so don’t leave your 3D prints on the dashboard of a car on a hot day.  Which brand of PLA is best? Generally speaking, Hatchbox has never let me down, and runs about $20 for a full 1kg spool on Amazon. Some of the printers I tested only accommodate narrower 0.5kg spools. In those cases, I sometimes used a larger Hatchbox roll with a separate spool-holder (which, yes, I 3D-printed). Other times, I had good luck with AIO Robotics 0.5kg spools, which are a little more expensive, at $14 for 0.5kg. A 1kg roll prints a lot of stuff.  center_img Share your voice Computers 3D Printers 1 What color filament should I use? I found most prints look best in plain white, if you’re not going to otherwise prime or paint them. Primary colors are easy to use, but every time I tried something like a metallic or other unusual color, many of my prints were spotty or brittle.  What settings should I use? Most 3D printers include or link to recommended software, which can handle converting 3D STL or other files into formats supported by the printer. Stick with the suggested presets to start, with one exception. I’ve started adding a raft, or bottom layer of filament, to nearly everything I print. It has cut down dramatically on prints that don’t adhere to the bed properly, which is a common issue. If you continue to have problems, rub a standard glue stick on the print bed right before printing. What are supports? Your 3D models probably need some help to print properly, as these printers don’t do well with big overhangs — for example, an arm sticking out from a figure. Your 3D printer software can usually automatically calculate and add supports, meaning little stands that hold up all those sticking-out parts of the model. After the print is done, clip the supports off with micro cutters and file down any nubs or rough edges with hobby files.  Where do I find things to print?  Thingiverse.com is a huge online repository of 3D files for anything and everything you can think of. Pokemon chess set? It’s there. Dyson vacuum wall mount? It’s there. DIY Lego-style blocks? Yep.  When you’re ready to create your own designs, there are a ton of software packages to choose from, but it’s easiest to start with the browser-based free TinkerCad app from Autodesk.  Which 3D printer should I buy? Check out our roundup of entry level and step-up 3D printers for some initial ideas.  Laptops with the best battery life: See the top laptops and 2-in-1 PCs with the longest battery life.  Fastest gaming laptops, ranked: All the most-powerful gaming laptops tested in the CNET Labs.  More news and reviews for PC and Mac laptops, tablets and desktops.   2:19 3D printinglast_img read more

House leadership unlikely to take up close votes with 2 members out

first_imgRep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, addresses the Capitol Press corps during a House Majority press availability on March 28, 2017. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska House likely won’t be considering any bills that would require a close vote this week. That’s because the House majority coalition will be two members short.Listen nowAnchorage Democratic Rep. Ivy Spohnholz experienced a pulmonary embolism last week. The condition results from a blood clot or other material becoming wedged in an artery in a lung. She returned from Juneau to Anchorage, where she received treatment. She wrote on Twitter Monday that she is home recuperating with her family.Thanks to those who have reached out to me over these past several days. I am recovering from complications from pulmonary embolism. I am home recuperating with family. I plan to return to Juneau next Monday. I am monitoring #akleg this week, and my staff are hard at work.— Ivy Spohnholz (@IvySpohnholz) March 5, 2018She wrote that she plans to return to Juneau next Monday.On Friday, Bethel Democratic Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky is scheduled to be sworn in. The seat has been vacant since Feb. 12, when former Rep. Zach Fansler’s resignation became effective.Without the two members, the House majority caucus will have only 20 voting members in the 40-seat body.last_img read more