first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Arkansas State’s Blake Anderson is taking a leave of absence to be with his wife who is battling cancer, the program announced Monday night.Anderson’s wife Wendy was first diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2017, and at the end of the 2018 season, Anderson revealed the disease had returned. Now, he’s stepping away from the game to be with her as she continues to fight.Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator David Duggan will lead the Red Wolves on an interim basis in Anderson’s absence.“Coach Anderson has decided to take a leave of absence during this difficult time to be with wife, Wendy, and his family,” Arkansas State Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Terry Mohajir said in a statement tonight. “We will continue to pray for peace in his family and provide assistance any way we can.”Arkansas State announces coach Blake Anderson is taking a leave of absence. His wife, Wendy, is battling cancer.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) August 19, 2019Anderson has been the head coach at Arkansas State since 2014, compiling a 39-25 record at the school.He provided an emotional update on his wife’s health at last month’s Sun Belt media days.“I fully expected I’d be standing before you today telling you, ‘Man, we beat cancer.’ I would love to be telling you that,” he said. “It’s just not where God’s got us right now… It has been a tough summer. It’s been a long, hard summer, but she is one of the toughest fighters I’ve ever met. We are still knee deep in the battle; the prayers are needed now more than ever before. We just continue to fight every day. Even my players have been inspired by her willingness to fight and not make excuses and just battle every day.”Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson provided an update on his wife Wendy and her fight with cancer at Sun Belt Media Day— Chris Hudgison (@ChrisHudgison) July 22, 2019Considering those words, today’s news is even more upsetting.Wendy and the entire Anderson family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.last_img read more

first_imgtotal, March 27, 2014 zoom Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) have entered into an LNG Cooperation Agreement strengthening the partnership between the two companies.Under the terms of an existing 15 year contract, Total has been supplying China with up to 1 million tons per year of LNG since 2010. In addition to agreeing on a price review regarding this existing supply, the parties have set a framework for an additional supply of 1 million tons per year of LNG as well as further cooperation throughout the LNG value chain.Total already supplies more than 8% of the Chinese market, with 5 million tons of LNG already delivered between 2010 and 2014. In the coming years the Group will benefit from additional supply sources in Australia, Russia and the US, complementing existing Middle East and African sources, in order to respond to China’s growing LNG demand.“As a world leader in LNG, Total seeks to strengthen its position in Asia’s growing LNG markets, where China is among the largest players with 20% annual growth. This new agreement allows us to expand our LNG supply and reinforces our cooperation with Chinese companies”, outlined Yves-Louis Darricarrère, President Total Upstream.CNOOC is a pioneer of China’s LNG industry and the third largest LNG importer in the world with 13 million tons of LNG imported in 2013. Currently, the company operates 6 LNG receiving terminals in Guangdong, Fujian, Zhejiang, Shanghai and Tianjin with further terminals under construction.last_img read more

“For developing countries such as Ghana, the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons and other conventional weaponry continues to pose a threat our national security and socio-economic and political stability,” said President John Atta Mills told the General Assembly.The remaining meetings of the Preparatory Committee for the UN United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) should come up with proposals on the draft treaty that would close loopholes that allowed conventional weapons to flow from legitimate to illicit markets.The preparatory committee was created after the General Assembly in 2006 requested the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts to look into “the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.”Mr. Mills said Ghana will continue to contribute personnel to UN peacekeeping missions, but urged donor countries to ensure that troop contributing countries received the financial support needed in a timely manner.Namibia’s President Hifikepunye Pohamba, for his part, criticized the foreign military intervention in Libya, saying democratic change should be “locally driven” and not used to undermine the sovereignty of a State.“The military intervention by foreign powers reminds Africa of the infamous Berlin Conference of 1884-1885, when Africa was carved up by imperial powers,” he said. 23 September 2011Ghana today called for a legally-binding United Nations treaty on arms trade that would help stem the flow of arms to destinations where they could fuel conflict or undermine national and regional peace. read more

Nandimal had recently gone public with what he saw when the riot took place at the prison in 2012. The Moratuwa house of a key witness in the Welikada prison riot was shot at last night but no one was injured.The witness, Sudesh Nandimal, told the Colombo Gazette, gunmen opened fire from outside the house and fled. Sudesh Nandimal had also submitted a petition to President Maithripala Sirisena alleging that the riot in the prison, in which 27 inmates were killed, had been carried out by a top police officer, based on an order given by the then Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa.A resident in the Tissamaharama area, Nandimal has said in his letter to the President that STF armed personnel had created a riot after storming the place and thrown tear gas at the detainees. Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya At this point, army vehicles with mortars and snipers have entered the prison and officials of the Commando regiment, state intelligence service officials and officials from the Terrorist Investigation Division as well as the Director General of the National  Dangerous Drugs Control Board had arrived in the prison and taken a list of detainees. Later these detainees were taken out and shot dead the detainee alleged in his letter.Nandimal had stated that entering a prison by force is a violation of the Prison Act and the accepted international laws in this regard.He further noted that the report issued by the special presidential commission appointed to investigate the prison riot cannot be accepted since it has been prepared to achieve the political aspirations of the former Government. (Colombo Gazette) He said that at least three spent bullets were found after the shooting and the Police were investigating the incident.. read more

A portion of Hamilton’s Waterfront Trail at Pier 8 will be closed daily while crews work to demolish a building on Catharine St. North. The section of the Waterfront Trail beginning at the foot of Catharine St. North and stretching north toward the water and then west toward the Discovery Centre will be closed to pedestrians and cyclists in both directions.The closure will only be in effect between Monday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.The demolition work is expected to wrap up at the end of May. read more

Speaking to a meeting of experts on migrations organized by the UN human rights office (OHCHR) in Geneva, Navi Pillay said that migration is fundamentally a human process and not merely an anonymous ‘mega-trend,’ nor an economic and political phenomenon.“It is my belief that as human mobility becomes more complex, the journeys taken by many migrants more perilous, and the situation in which they live and work more precarious, the need to base policy responses to migration on human rights standards becomes ever more important,” Ms. Pillay said.She urged a lesser focus on statistics – such as the flows and waves of migration of migration – and more on the individual human rights and situations of migrants themselves. Ms. Pillay noted that if all migrants came together to form a country, it would be the fifth most populous on the planet, yet they remain “largely invisible,” defined only in terms of what they can deliver for others, and not as individuals entitled to the full range of human rights.“At its heart, migration is fundamentally about human beings,” she said.Offering examples of human rights-based programming on migration, she said States must enact legislation and put in place a full range of facilities to ensure migrant have access to health care.Migrant women who fear domestic violence would be able to have access to justice without fear of deportation, and policy-makers would be obliged to consult migrants about decisions that directly affect them, such as plans on the provision of public housing or national strategies to combat racism and xenophobia.Coinciding with today’s meeting, OHCHR released its ‘Improving human rights-based governance of international migration’ report. A lack of an inclusive, participatory and accountable global dialogue on migration and human rights is an important governance gap, the UN agency reported.It also highlighted the need to create a UN-mandated multi-stakeholder standing body which would comprehensively address all aspects of migration, and provide space for stakeholders to discuss the promotion and protection of the rights of migrants.Such a body would examine, for example, issues such as the human rights of smuggled migrants; the exploitation and abuse of migrant workers; and access by irregular migrants to essential services such as health and education.Next month, the UN General Assembly in New York will host a two-day global summit on migration and development beginning on 3 October. This second high-level dialogue will aim to identifying concrete measures to strengthen coherence and cooperation at all levels, with a view to enhancing the benefits of international migration for migrants and countries alike and its important link to development, while reducing its negative impacts, according to OHCHR’s website.Also addressing the meeting in Geneva, the Special Rapporteur on migrants, François Crépeau said the lack of understanding about the human rights of migrants, and particularly the fact that irregular migrants also have rights, makes them an increasingly vulnerable group to hate speech and hate crimes. Mr. Crépeau called for human rights to be a “core component” of all the discussions at the dialogue in New York and he supported greater involvement of the UN in the global debate on migration. read more

“Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities for Iran remain ongoing,” UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head, Yukiya Amano said in a statement from his headquarters in Vienna.“The Agency continues to evaluate Iran’s declarations under the Additional Protocol, and has conducted complementary accesses under the Additional Protocol to all the sites and locations in Iran which it needed to visit,” he added, referring to a series of agreements it has with Iran.The agency chief stressed that “in line with established safeguards practices, all information obtained, including from third parties, is subject to rigorous review and assessed together with other available information to arrive at an independent assessment based on the Agency’s own expertise.” He said that “the Agency’s independence in relation to the implementation of verification activities is of paramount importance.”In a speech to the UN General Assembly last week Mr. Netanyahu displayed photographs taken by Israeli intelligence which he said showed a secret site in the heart of Tehran, Iran’s capital, for storing massive amounts of equipment and material for a secret nuclear weapons programme.“I have a message to the head of the IAEA, Mr. Yukiya Amano,” he declared from the Assembly’s podium before Heads of State and Government attending the 73rd annual general debate. “I believe he’s a good man. I believe he wants to do the right thing.“Well, Mr. Amano, do the right thing. Go inspect this atomic warehouse, immediately, before the Iranians finish clearing it out.”Mr. Netanyahu, who from the start has opposed the 2015 accord under which Iran agreed to suspend nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions (JCPOA) claimed that Iranian officials last month had already removed 15 kilogrammes of radioactive material from at least 15 “gigantic” shipping containers at the undeclared site, in an attempt “to hide the evidence” of their programme to develop nuclear weapons.The JCPOA – reached by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the US and the European Union – sets out rigorous IAEA mechanisms for monitoring restrictions placed on Iran’s nuclear programme, while paving the way for the lifting of UN sanctions against the country. read more

Tim Fletcher believes physical education can provide children and youth with inclusive and positive experiences which can contribute to a meaningful life.This motivates him to constantly adapt his teaching practices to ensure his own students are making the connection between movement and empowerment.The Associate Professor of Kinesiology recently received the 2017 Best Paper Prize awarded annually by the journal Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy for his article, “Developing principles of physical education teacher education practice through self-study.” His research looks at ways post-secondary educators can better train future teachers and coaches to foster meaningful experiences for young people.“I’m always looking to improve methods of teaching our physical education students,” says Fletcher, who is the recipient of an Insight Development Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. “By focusing my research on these promising principles, I’m able to communicate them more clearly with students and colleagues and refine them based on their input.“This also helps students understand how they can identify principles that can guide their own practice in the future.”Using results from several self-studies of his own teaching practices over a four-year period, Fletcher has been able to identify patterns and themes about which methods are most effective. By sharing them as part of his research, other physical education teacher educators around the world are also able to use that information.“Self-study is currently a novel, though fast-emerging, approach to research in physical education,” says founding editor of Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy Professor David Kirk. “Tim shows how self-study can be conducted with rigour and a high level of scholarship. He is able to show how others can also learn from his carefully researched professional experiences.”One of the strategies Fletcher uses is to ensure his students experience being a ‘learner’ first before challenging them to step into the role of the teacher.“People who want to become teachers or coaches don’t just learn from watching me teach,” Fletcher explains. “When I’m teaching Brock students in the gym, I explain why I am moving around the gym, why I frame the questions the way I do and why activities are sequenced in a certain way. This modelling allows them to experience a situation as a learner and then as a teacher or coach simultaneously.”This approach is the result of significant shifts in the last 10 years regarding how physical education is taught, moving away from just focusing on sports and running drills to trying to be inclusive for as many children as possible.“Physical education is a prominent aspect of university programmes in Canada,” explains Kirk. “It is a popular, multidisciplinary field of study among young people where students learn a wide range of transferrable skills.”Fletcher says it’s important that aspiring teachers and coaches understand that for many children, movement does not come easily.“Many of my students tend to be highly able and identify as competent movers or athletes. It is imperative these future educators gain an appreciation to provide experiences that are inclusive and meaningful for everyone.“I ask them to think about how they might adapt certain activities for a very diverse group of young people with varying needs and abilities.”Whether graduates want to work with children in a school setting, at a community-based organization or as coaches for elite junior athletes, Fletcher says it’s important for them to ensure the activity is appropriate for their skill level, has a degree of social interaction and provides participants with the opportunity to have fun. read more

DAYTON, Ohio – Lamont “Momo” Jones walked off the University of Dayton Arena floor Friday night with a towel draped over his head, sheltering himself from an array of insults raining down from the sea of Ohio State fans in attendance. Thursday, the outspoken senior guard said he and No. 15-seeded Iona expected to beat the No. 2-seeded Buckeyes. Friday evening, Jones and the Gaels were shellacked, 95-70, by OSU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton. With the win, OSU is set to take on No. 10 seed Iowa State, who beat No. 7 seed Notre Dame, Sunday at 12:15 p.m. Jones, who said he didn’t expect to have a problem with the Buckeyes’ pressure defense, finished with nine points on 3 of 14 shooting. “I mean, give credit where credit is due. I think (junior guard Aaron Craft) played good defense. I think I took some bad shots. Things just didn’t fall tonight,” Jones said. OSU held the nation’s second-leading scoring team to 35 percent shooting and a 6 of 28 mark from the 3-point line. Iona, which likes to get out and run, was outscored in transition, 34-11. A significant portion of the Gaels points came with the game already in hand and OSU’s starters sitting on the bench. “We played our defense. These guys are known to get out and run and put up a lot of points, but they’re not playing nobody. They played against us, a real defense, and obviously nothing happened for them,” said junior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. Craft had six steals for OSU, including one that forced the rosy-cheeked floor leader to jump out of bounds, slam into a media table, and tap the ball back in-bounds to sophomore forward Sam Thompson. Redshirt senior forward Evan Ravenel and Thompson also recorded steals in the win. Iona’s two leading scorers, Jones and junior guard Sean Armand, were a combined 8-for-31 from the field. “Their two top players, I don’t know what they finished with, they shot a lot of times and they didn’t make much. Our defensive pressure frustrated them the whole game,” Smith said. OSU’s physicality on the defensive end seemed to frustrate a smaller Gaels squad. “Those guys, they looked like they workout every day. They’re a lot more physical than us. They just played hard throughout the whole game,” said sophomore guard Tavon Sledge. Iona’s coach, Tim Cluess, thought Craft might have gotten away with things his players didn’t. “I think he gets away with body blocking you, grabbing you, holding you, but he’s in very good position to do that, and he plays great angles,” Cluess said. “He has a passion to stop people, which most players today don’t have.” Iona got out to a solid start, taking a 6-5 lead early, before OSU raced to a 27-8 lead. The Gaels didn’t go away quietly, cutting the Buckeyes’ lead to 37-33 near the end of the first half. OSU ended the game’s opening act on a 6-0 run, highlighted by a one-handed alley-oop jam from Thompson, and pulled away in the second half. Junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who led OSU with 24 points on 8 of 12 shooting, said the defense his team displayed Friday could carry them deep into the tournament. To continue on their trek back to the Final Four, the Buckeyes will have get past the Cyclones Sunday. Iowa State dispatched the Fighting Irish easily, 76-58, in their opening NCAA Tournament game. Freshman forward Georges Niang had 19 points in the win. The Cyclones made nine 3-pointers and shot nearly 50 percent from the field. OSU’s defense will be tested by a potent Iowa State attack that is fourth in the country in scoring at 79.6 points per game. Saturday, OSU coach Thad Matta said the Cyclones style of play reminds him of Michigan, Duke and Kansas, all of which are high seeds in the NCAA Tournament and still alive. As long as the Buckeyes have a similar defensive effort Sunday to the one put forth against Iona Friday, however, Thomas is confident OSU will advance to the Sweet 16. “If we keep playing our defense like we’re supposed to, we’re going to make it to the promised land,” Thomas said. read more

first_imgA 15-year-old-girl said: “You kind of expect to experience it: nasty comments on the selfie, Facebook posts and Twitter posts, people screen-grabbing your Snapchat story to laugh about it … I feel like it’s something people don’t take seriously.”The report, called Safety Net, highlighted how children and young people use social media for hours every day.Alex Chalk, the Conservative MP who led the inquiry alongside charities The Children’s Society and YoungMinds, said: “Cyber-bullying can devastate young lives, but to date the response from social media companies has been tokenistic and inadequate.”It has failed to grip the true scale of the problem. For too long they have been marking their own homework and it’s time they become far more transparent, robust and accountable.”The report found that three in five young people had their first social media account aged 12 or under, more than a third believe social media has a negative impact on how they feel about themselves and many described feeling inadequate if they did not have enough likes or followers. The report warned that not enough was being done about cyber bullyingCredit:Emma Kim Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The report warned that not enough was being done about cyber bullying Young children increasingly have social media accountscenter_img One in ten admitted logging on after midnight every night.It said social media companies should be faster to respond to reports of bullying and take tougher action against those who break platform guidelines.There has been mounting criticism over social media sites’ approach to children.In December, it emerged that the Government had agreed to legislate for a code of practice setting out minimum standards for the “age-appropriate design” of websites, with companies failing to abide by the rules facing the possibility of large fines.In evidence to the inquiry, Snapchat, Facebook, Google and YouTube insisted that they had measures in place to remove any content that violated their guidelines.Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cornwall has urged parents to read to their children to escape a world “dominated by screens”.She described how her own father had read to her every night and in doing so, instilled in her a life-long love of books.The Duchess, writing in the Sunday Express to mark World Book Day on March 1, said reading sparked the imagination, leading children on a “voyage of discovery” whilst also helping them understand the world and its people. Young children increasingly have social media accountsCredit:Tatyana Tomsickova Photography Children as young as 11 are so addicted to social media that they log on after midnight every night, research has found.MPs and leading charities warned that almost two thirds of young people had fallen victim to cyber bullying but admitted they would not tell their parents if they experienced something upsetting online.Their report accused social media platforms of failing to effectively tackle cyber-bullying and offering only a “tokenistic” response to the problem, placing children’s mental health at risk.It called on the Government to include online safety lessons in the school curriculum and force social media companies to report data on cyberbullying.The report, based on the findings of an inquiry that included a poll of more than 1,000 young people aged 11 – 25 and an evidence session, said cyber-bullying was “inescapable” and took a number of forms including mass “unfollowings,” the sharing of embarrassing photos and threatening, intimidating or nasty messages.last_img read more

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Another take…May 9, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Going backwards…June 13, 2018In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Equal opportunity…June 6, 2018In “EYEWITNESS” …loveNo…your Eyewitness didn’t mix up the Bard’s play, “Love’s labours’ lost”. That had to do with a king and his three friends who decide to focus on their studies and not to get distracted with “love”. But being yesterday was “Labour Day”, he decided to reflect on the heady days of yore when Labour was strenuously wooed by the politicians. And why today, they barely rate a second glance.In case you’ve forgotten, dear reader, the very existence of our country is due to “LABOUR”. And yes, it should be capitalised for exactly that reason. The Europeans who “discovered” our neck of the woods soon discovered they quickly wilted under the local conditions when plundering our wealth. Not to worry…they quickly solved their problems by first purchasing African slaves to supply the labour – from chiefs of warring tribes who were only more than willing to get some quick baubles from the Europeans. Later they ended that system and freed the slaves when they discovered they could get the work done even more cheaply with indentured servants from India and China!!So we’re all about LABOUR, right? So where do the politicians come in? Well during slavery, the slaves used to rebel periodically and create quite a ruckus – not to mention razing factories and profits and such like. After slavery, when the factory owners just couldn’t shoot the workers willy-nilly, the workers realised the value of withholding their labour. When conditions got to dread – like with wages or working conditions, the workers would now STRIKE en masse!The difference from the old rebellions of slavery was that now the owners had to read “the riot act” before shooting them down!! So, after a while, the workers learnt that up in England the white workers formed something calls “Unions”, which rioted until the Government had them BARGAIN with the employers for better wages and conditions. So like monkey see; monkey do, we formed trade unions here!!Like sharks smelling blood in the water, it wasn’t long after, fellas who used to BEG the powers that be for a piece of the (political) action, realised if they linked up with the trade unions, they could instead BARGAIN for that piece of the action. “Politicians”, who had LEVERAGE, were born!!And so, lo and behold the trade unions became the womb that produced all the early politicians – both from the PPP and later the PNC. But like the sharks they were genetically related to, the politicians soon turned the table on unions, after they got into office.And we reach the present when the unions are so passé, the Government of the day wouldn’t even give unions the time of the day!!…directionBut seriously folks…isn’t there something the unions can do to reverse their descent into irrelevance? Your Eyewitness thinks so! All they have to do is get back to first principles: do what they started out to do on behalf of workers in the first place!! Remember? They’ve got to get out into the streets and riot when workers’ rights are being violated!!Look at what just happened to sugar workers – the folks whose labour during slavery and indentureship made this country possible, to begin with. The employer, GuySuCo, arbitrarily fired 5700 of them!! Why weren’t there riots?? GuySuCo also demanded sugar workers forget about the CONTRACTED clause forbidding having workers being sent to work more than 20 miles from their homes!! Why no riots??The answer, of course, is trade unions have become just like Government Ministers who retire into their air conditioned offices and send out press releases! Imagine the workers who pay their salaries are left to starve…and they tap away at computer keyboards!No wonder labour’s lost relevance.…championWas a time only a decade ago, under the Socialist banner, when labour seemed to be just about to conquer all in our region – including Latin America.But with Lula in jail and Maduro in the air, it’s all gone to channa. read more

first_imgCypriot and Greek government officials this week expressed shock and disappointment at claims by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan last Sunday that “there is no country named Cyprus” ahead of a fresh effort by the United Nations to broker a deal between the two communities on the divided island. The government spokesperson in Nicosia Christos Stylianides expressed “surprise and concern” at Erdogan’s statement, which he said made it all the more necessary for the Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot sides to agree on a “joint statement” setting out the basic principles for a Cyprus settlement to avoid a fresh deadlock. The Turkish Prime Minister was quoted last Sunday in the Turkish-Cypriot daily Kibris as saying: “There is no country named Cyprus. There is the local administration of south Cyprus.” The Greek Foreign Ministry through its spokesperson responded by saying: “The Turkish prime minister’s disputing the very existence of the Republic of Cyprus should finally awaken the international community as to Turkey’s true intentions regarding the Cyprus issue”.Source: ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgFujifilm FinePix XP170 : le premier appareil numérique étanche et Wi FiL’appareil photo étanche Fujifilm FinePix XP170 est sans doute tout proche du lancement. Ce dernier sera vraisemblablement pourvu d’une puce Wi-Fi.L’appareil photo étanche Fujifilm FinePix XP170, est en train de passer les tests de validation à la FCC, l’autorité de validation américaine sur les ondes. Ce qui confirme que le fabricant va fort probablement commercialiser sous peu le premier appareil au monde étanche et doté d’une connexion Wi-Fi.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?L’appareil FinePix XP170 possèdera diverses fonctions de partage de photos en ligne vers Android et iOS. Ce produit sera par ailleurs doté d’un capteur CMOS à 14 millions de pixels et pourra enregistrer de la vidéo en résolution 1080p ! De plus, l’objectif équipant cet appareil disposera de focales comprises entre 28 et 140 mm.Le FinePix XP170 sera étanche jusqu’à 10 mètres de profondeur, et antichocs. Enfin, il résiste également au gel jusqu’à -10°. Les aventuriers de l’extrême sont donc parés avec un tel appareil ! L’ alternative à celui-ci, le XP150, existe déjà. Il est doté d’un GPS mais ne dispose pas de puce Wi-Fi. Ce dernier coûte 250 euros tandis que le prix du XP170 reste encore inconnu.Le 10 mai 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgDominion is a division of Landmark Communications, which sold the Weather Channel to NBC Universal and a pair of private equity groups for $3.5 billion in July. Landmark has since secured Lehman Bros. to conduct a sales process for Dominion. Dominion Enterprises, the Virginia-based publisher of several consumer enthusiast and trade magazines, announced that a computer server within its InterActive Financial Marketing Group was hacked into and illegally accessed by an “unknown and unauthorized third party.” The apparent information breach resulted in the potential exposure of personal information, including the names, addresses, birth dates, and social security numbers of 92,095 applicants who submitted credit applications to IFMG’s family of special finance Web sites, the company says. The breach occurred between November 2007 and February 2008.Dominion is offering effected individuals one year of free credit monitoring services. “We deeply regret this incident and apologize for the concern and inconvenience it has caused,” president and CEO Conrad M. Hall said in a statement. “We are committed to helping those who were affected and strongly encourage them to sign up for the complimentary credit monitoring and to take the action steps outlined in our letter.”The company says it has taken immediate steps to enhance its security systems and that local law enforcement has launched an investigation.last_img read more

OBITUARY Lawrence E Knight

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Lawrence E. Knight, of Ashby, formerly of Tewksbury and Wilmington, passed away peacefully December 15, 2018, following a lengthy illness. Larry, as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, was the beloved husband of Jacqueline M. (Russo) Knight. Born in Winchester, Larry was the son of the late Lawrence H. and Geraldine (Greene) Knight, Jr.Larry was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a 1971 graduate of Wilmington High School. He proudly and honorably served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Larry worked for many years as a talented Mechanical Engineer and in most recently was employed with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington. Family meant everything to Larry and nothing gave him more joy than to always be present in the lives of his children and grandchildren. For many years he volunteered coaching youth sports that his children and grandchildren were involved with, and if he wasn’t coaching he was always there on the sideline or in the seats supporting them as their number one fan. When Larry had time to himself he enjoyed fishing, especially Tuna Fishing. He loved the outdoors and traveling with his wife and family throughout New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine and recently they enjoyed a wonderful family vacation to Nova Scotia.In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by his devoted children; Kristen Knight of Ashby, Kerrin Tammik and her husband Dan of Ashby, Jimmy Knight and his loving companion Ashley Jurgel of Dracut. He was the loving grandfather of Lily Tammik, Ariana and Amelia Knight. Brother of Karen Rendon and her husband Fred of Virginia, Donna Knight of Leominster, Lori Rankin of Leominster and her late husband Bruce, and the late Bobby Knight. He is further survived by his longtime family friend Cathy Thompson of Leominster and many loving nieces and nephews.Family and friends are respectfully invited to gather for calling hours at the Dello Russo Family Funeral Home, 374 Main St., Wilmington, Friday, December 21st, from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. followed by a prayer service and Military Honors starting at 1 p.m. Interment services will be private. It has been requested that in lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Larry’s memory to the New England Center and Home for Veterans, c/o Advancement Office, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257.Lawrence E. Knight(NOTE: The above obituary is from Dello Russo Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: James Thayer Hastings, 84In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: William J. “Bill” Wolfe, 75In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: John “Kevin” Murphy, 77In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Declare Teej as holiday demand Banjaras

first_imgHimayatnagar: President of All India Banjara Seva Sangh Shyam Naik has demanded that the state government declare Teej festival, which a symbol of Banjara culture and traditions, as a public holiday. He was speaking at a press conference held here on Monday. Shyam Naik called upon all Banjara tribals to celebrate the festival on the day fixed after consultation with community elders and intellectuals. Also Read – Hyderabad: Intermediate student dies of cardiac arrest in class Advertise With Us He said Teej celebrations start on August 3 and conclude on August 11. He urged Banjaras to celebrate the festival on a grand note at every tribal inhabitation so that everyone comes to know about the Banjara culture. He demanded the state government to declare the festival as official holiday and provide financial assistance to each inhabitation, like other festivals. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Teej in Telangana forms part of a wider celebration which is a forerunner to other festivals being celebrated and is known as Kajal Teej. Kajal Teej is one of the Banjara tribe’s biggest festivals.[40] It is quite popular in villages and thandas. It is a week-long festival. On day 1 unmarried girls put wheat on a small bamboo basket. On the 7th day of sowing, the festival of Thamoli is celebrated. Advertise With Us On the ninth day, an earthen idol is prepared which is taken with all the bamboo baskets in a procession and immersed in a nearby pond or river, according to Wikipedia. Working president of the association Kishan Singh Rathod, Raja Singh, Dr Raj Kumar, Ketawath, Surya Dhanunjaya, Sitaram, Somlal and others were present during the press conference.last_img read more

first_imgDomestic tourism has been thriving in India over the years, for reasons ranging from higher disposable income in the hands of people to a changing lifestyle where travel enthusiasts are keen to explore various hotspots in the country. Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) have also been steadily growing in India, though the growth in money spent by them has not grown commensurately.A few days ago, the government dealt a body blow to tour operators by changing the norms for levying service tax on them. The guidelines have confounded the industry instead of sorting out things, according to an expert.”In a significant development, the government has changed the service tax applicable on tour operators. With effect from January 22, 2017, tour operators would be required to pay service tax on 60 percent of the total invoice value. Whereas, currently the tour operators pay service tax in two slabs – only for booking hotel accommodation the tax is payable on 10 percent value and for other tours the tax is payable on 30 percent,” Rajeev Dimri, Leader, Indirect Tax, BMR & Associates LLP, said in a note.”In the recent past, the tour and travel industry has been plagued with intense inquiries and investigations from service tax authorities with respect to services related to booking hotel accommodation. The recent amendment, instead of clarifying the issue, creates more doubts for the industry, specially related to taxability of the stand-alone hotel booking transaction in the hands of tour operators,” he added.Therefore, like all other sectors, the tourism and travel industry also has a wish-list. Nirvana Excursions, which offers pre-packaged & customised tours, has come out with one.Here are some of the key expectations:The government should focus its attention on improving the infrastructure of various sections of industry, especially the online and cruise sectors. Cruises still haven’t received the due attention it deserves, in spite of being great income generators.Also, leniency in tax structure is another measure that would really help the industry by making inbound tourism much more affordable. Far from a good sign, the service tax added at present has Indian travel packages fall back on account of price competitiveness as they are unable to match the prices on holiday packages offered by other countries.With start-ups and young businesses coming up with incredible ideas to facilitate industry growth, they must be encouraged by including them in government plans and help them raise seed capital affordably.last_img read more

first_imgJanuary 5, 2017 This story originally appeared on PCMag Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals The synchronized ballet of traffic light adjustments that turned Los Angeles into a parking lot, helping Mark Wahlberg and Charlize Theron escape with an armored truck full of cash in The Italian Job, is no longer the stuff of Hollywood legend.The tech behind it is already rolling on the installation trucks of companies like Silver Spring Networks, which is snapping up municipal contracts from Copenhagen to California, installing smart street lights and utility meters that beam data back to headquarters, enabling energy savings and reducing costs.The 15-year-old company is using a planned community under construction near Denver to demonstrate how a smart street light network can do everything from offering free Wi-Fi to alerting motorists when a parking space opens up. Theoretically, the lights could be the target of an Italian Job-style hack, too, but that’s not likely, according to Silver Spring CEO Mike Bell.”We take a common sense approach to security,” he said in an interview at CES on Wednesday. There are 25 million Silver Spring sensors all over the world, and their military-grade security standards offer a good starting point, although Bell acknowledged that the security practices of some municipalities and other partners are sometimes deficient.”From a public good perspective, our devices offer the minimum level of security you should have,” he said. In other words, it’s more likely that a breach would occur in the network of a utility company or local government than as a result of a lone hacker roaming the streets with a laptop.Those weak links, among many other reasons, is why “it’s always easier if you’re in first,” according to Bell. The company has seen success in Paris, where every street light uses its sensors, and New York City, where Con Edison is about to replace all of its customers’ existing gas and electricity meters with smart ones. But communities engineered from the ground up for secure connected devices, like the planned Pena Station near the Denver airport, will be a crucial proving ground.Pena’s street lights will have controllable smart LED lights, offer Wi-Fi access, sense temperature and air quality and use cameras for public safety and parking management. If a bulb is about to burn out, the city will automatically be notified, eliminating costly inspections. Assuming all goes well, the lights will expand across Denver via a partnership between Silver Spring and Panasonic. Part of what makes Silver Spring’s expansion easier than, say, the rollout of 5G is that its sensors communicate on unlicensed radio spectrum. That means no waiting for spectrum auctions, a nice benefit during tumultuous times for the Federal Communications Commission.As for Los Angeles, though, Silver Spring likely won’t be expanding there: the city already signed a contract for smart streetlights with Philips. 3 min readlast_img read more

Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 1710 release

first_imgUbuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on September 29, 2017 in Linux – 6 commentsUnsurprisingly, Ubuntu has planned to follow the same path that other major distributions have, and drop 32bit ISO images for upcoming releases.Dimitri John Ledkov from Canonical, sent out a message through their mailing list to the release team, instructing them to not release a 32bit ISO for the upcoming Ubuntu release.Ledkov says, “Dear Release team, Please action the below and remove Ubuntu Desktop i386 daily-live images from the release manifest for Beta and Final milestones of 17.10 and therefore do not ship ubuntu-desktop-i386.iso artifact for 17.10. As a followup to this thread it has been confirmed that argumentation below is sound, and furthermore there is no longer any effective qa or testing of the desktop product on actual i386 hardware (explicitly non x86_64 CPUs). There are no other changes requested to d-i, mini.iso, archive, or the upgrade paths. Regards, Dimitri.”Ubuntu dropping 32-bit ISO imagesAs I reported just a few days ago, Manjaro has also done the same thing, and we can be sure that more distributions will likely be following suit in the near future as well.Current Ubuntu users don’t need to fear however as just like with Manjaro, you are able to upgrade your current installation to the newest release when it comes out, and still keep your 32bit system; this decision will only affect users looking to install Ubuntu fresh from an ISO from the website.However, that being said, if you really want to run Ubuntu, and you really want it to be 32bit, you do have another option; install Ubuntu via the minimal install ISO. Granted, that will only give you the absolute base of Ubuntu and nothing else, so if you are not comfortable setting up a system from barebones, then perhaps it’s not for you.The initial proposition that Ledkov sent out on May 3, reads,“It is no longer the default, nor most widely used architecture on the traditional form factors: desktop, laptop, rack servers.But i386 is becoming more of a purpose built architecture, similar to how in the past “embedded” devices label was applied. Today, I would call it an IoT; single purpose device; and a cloud/container guest architecture.Ubuntu website download pages have stopped advertising traditional i386 images for either desktop, server, or cloud, without any significant backslash and without any noticeable drops in the download rates.Therefore I would like to propose the following change of scope for the i386 architecture”.Continue to provide for i386The Ubuntu archive with security updatesUbuntu Core snappy architecture imagesCloud imagesContainer imagesServer subiquity img/isonetinstDiscontinue to provide for i386Server classic img/isoDesktop liveSo, as you can see, existing i386 installations will still receive proper updates.Final ThoughtsWith Ubuntu now jumping onto the bandwagon of discontinuing 32bit ISO downloads, it’s only a matter of time before more and more distributions follow suit. How long will it take? I personally give it a year, tops.SummaryArticle NameUbuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 releaseDescriptionUnsurprisingly, Ubuntu has planned to follow the same path that other major distributions have, and drop 32bit ISO images for upcoming releases.Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more