Banksy exhibit adds extra month in Toronto New Order and Miguel add

first_imgAmerican R&B singer-songwriter Miguel plays Echo Beach on Aug. 26, with Canadian duo DVSN opening. Tickets ($50) on sale June 22 from Ticketmaster. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson precedes Prine to the Sony Centre with a Nov. 21 show; no word on ticket prices yet. Login/Register With: Guitar hero Slash of Guns N Roses plays Casino Rama on Oct. 4, with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators in tow. Tickets ($40-$70) go on sale June 19 from Ticketmaster.ca, Casinorama.com and 1-877-599-RAMA (7262).center_img Folk institution John Prine, 71, has a show Dec. 7 at the Sony Centre; tickets ($75-$130) can be had June 22 from Ticketmaster. Calgary’s indie-folk quintet Reuben and the Dark plays the Mod Club on Nov. 14; tickets will be $15 from Livenation.com and Ticketmaster as of June 22. Due to popular demand, Toronto’s The Art of Banksy exhibit is extended until Sunday, August 19, and new tickets ($33-$35) went on sale on Monday at banksyexhibit.com. “The Toronto run, a North American premiere, is already record breaking and is creating a new benchmark,” says Starvox Exhibits president/CEO Corey Ross.The touring exhibition, currently at 213 Sterling Rd., features 80 original works — the largest collection of the mysterious visual artist’s works ever exhibited — and got extra attention last week when an item, Trolley Hunters was stolen.“The works on show at The Art of Banksy are owned by various collectors from Asia, USA and Europe who kindly lent us their Banksy artworks. Thanks to the enthusiastic response from Toronto visitors, we have been able to obtain their permission to extend the exhibition,” says Michel Boersma, SVP Family Entertainment & Theatre, Live Nation. “This way more people will be able to enjoy the Banksy art, some of which have not been on public display for over a decade.” Advertisement A worker prepares for the Toronto’s The Art of Banksy exhibit earlier this month. (TIJANA MARTIN / THE CANADIAN PRESS) 88 Rising — a music/arts collective specializing in Asian youth culture — brings a tour featuring several of its stars including Rich Brian, Joji, and Keith Ape, to Echo Beach on Sept. 30. Other tickets announced Monday for upcoming concerts:Synth-pop stalwarts New Order play the Budweiser Stage on Aug. 30, with Holy Ghost opening. Tickets ($40-$100) for the all-ages show go on sale June 22 from Livenation.com and Ticketmaster.last_img read more

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Shut down Insite and people will die experts

first_imgAPTN National NewsVancouver’s supervised injection facility has been controversial since it opened in 2003.The federal government is currently before the Supreme Court of Canada attempting to have the pilot project known as Insite, shut down.But with a recent study showing Insite is working, proponents warn if the doors are closed, people will die.APTN National News reporter Rob Smith has more.last_img

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IPL final brings record breaking viewership for Hotstar

first_imgMumbai: OTT platform Hotstar broke global records by registering 18.6 million concurrent viewers in the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 final. The final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings that took place on Sunday saw the streaming platform soar past its earlier record of 12.7 million concurrent users, achieved during an earlier game in the same tournament, according to a statement. With the 12th edition of the VIVO IPL, Hotstar aimed to reach 300 million unique visitors, and by the end of the tournament, Hotstar had not only recorded in excess of 300 million users but also witnessed a 74 per cent increase in watch-time as compared to last year. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: Rijiju Varun Narang, Chief Product Officer, Hotstar, said: “We have an innate belief in delivering a game-changing viewing experience to our consumers through ideas that challenge the status quo. “With technology as our backbone and our all-round expertise in driving scale, we are confident we will continue to break global records and set new benchmarks with each passing year.” The IPL began on March 23. The seven-week tournament was stream streamed live in eight languages on the platform, which is now gearing up for the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai Masters For the IPL, Hotstar had rolled out a campaign #KoiYaarNahiFar, a social cricket-watching experience to bring people together irrespective of their location, enabling them to watch the matches together while simultaneously participating against each other in the ‘Watch N Play’ game. As many as 64.4 million users who engaged on the platform’s ‘Watch N Play’ social feature. These users answered 1.2 billion ‘Watch N Play’ game questions, and sent over 5.9 billion emojis and 43.5 million comments.last_img read more

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Afghanistan UN hails publication of draft constitution

Hailing this development as “the culmination of over a year of hard work,” UNAMA spokesman David Singh said the text would ultimately strengthen national unity and the rule of law in the war-ravaged nation.“The document reflects a serious attempt to reflect the views of Afghans on many important and complex issues: the nature of the rights and freedoms of individuals, the form of government, the respective powers of central government and local institutions, equality among all Afghan citizens, the role of Islam, the status of languages and religious sects existing in Afghanistan, among others,” Mr. Singh told the press in Kabul. The text will be “put to the test” at a meeting of the country’s Constitutional Loya Jirga tribal council set to convene in five weeks time in the capital, he said. Between now and then, the document is being disseminated throughout the country for debate.The draft constitution, which was elaborated by commission, has already benefited from a nationwide process of public consultation as well as substantive debates within the Government.Mr. Singh cautioned that much work lies ahead. “The Afghan constitution, like constitutions of other countries, addresses fundamental issues on which people have different views,” he said. “Success at the Loya Jirga will require leadership and a spirit of accommodation and moderation.”Mr. Singh pledged the UN’s support in helping the Afghans achieve a constitution marking “the manifestation of national unity to which the people aspire.”Also addressing reporters, the Director of the Constitutional Commission Secretariat, Farooq Wardak, described efforts to share the text with the Afghan people. “So far, we have produced 7,000 official copies,” he said, adding that plans were underway to distribute over 100,000 additional copies in various forms. Asked about the response so far, Mr. Wardak said there had been widespread praise for the draft constitution. At the same time, he cited “some negative views” and questions from those favoring a restoration of the monarchy and others advocating federalism. read more

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Experts at UNbacked forum stress lifelong learning as cornerstone for development

“Inequalities limit education and learning opportunities for the most disadvantaged and excluded children,” said the Deputy Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Geeta Rao Gupta, at the Global Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.“Girls, children with disabilities, children living in conflict zones, nomadic children and children forced to work to help their families make ends meet are among the key vulnerable groups,” she said. “We must place equity and inclusion front and centre in our post-2015 plans.”Over 100 representatives from UN agencies, donors, academia and civil society organizations attended the two-day conference, which was co-organized by UNICEF and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and which wrapped up yesterday.During the conference, participants mapped out ways to ensure all children, youth and adults – especially the most disadvantaged – are able to realize their right to learn.While access to education has increased over the past 20 years, there are still some 61 million children of primary-school age who are left out and many of them live in poor communities and impoverished neighbourhoods.“Education is not only a human right, it’s also an enabler for realizing other rights. We know that education is key in reducing mortality and morbidity rates; eradicating poverty and hunger; strengthening resilience to natural hazards; and ending abuse, violence and armed conflict,” said UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Education, Qian Tang. The conference is part of the ‘global conversation’ to discuss development goals as the 2015 target date for achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches.Conference delegates unanimously agreed that education for all remains an “unfinished agenda” and recommended further commitment from the international community, with a stronger focus on equity and quality, to shape the global development agenda beyond the 2015 deadline. read more

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Michael Vick Ready to Compete For Starting QB Position

Quarterback Michael Vick still doesn’t know where he stands on the Eagles’ depth chart. In an interview back in June, he was asked if new coach Chip Kelly should name the starting quarterback before training camp, and he responded, “Yeah, that would be swell.”Eagles general manager Howie Roseman spoke to the media on Monday, and talked about which quarterback on the team has a chance to win the starting job.Roseman also talked about whether Vick knew that training camp would determine who the starter would be once the season begins.“Every conversation I’ve had and everyone in this building has had with Michael was about competition, he’s all for it,” Roseman said via PhillyMag.com. “He wants the best players to play and he’s not shying away from competition in any aspect. He knew that when we signed him — he knew there was going to be competition at every spot — and he said nothing other than he wants to compete.”Back in minicamp, Vick said it was difficult to split first-team reps.“It’s tough,” he said during minicamp. “I have to continue to be a professional and put my feelings and emotions to the side and just continue to compete. But it’s hard. I would be lying if I said it wasn’t, but that’s just what I have to deal with, and I’m going to keep dealing with it until I see otherwise.”Vick will compete with second-year player Nick Foles and rookie fourth-round pick Matt Barkley. read more

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BlackBerry struggles to stay relevant as Android dominates Verizon Wireless sales

first_imgMatthew Goodman, analyst with ITG Investment Research, shared some “doom and gloom” regarding the BlackBerry’s future with Verizon Wireless and the unlikelihood that the smartphone will return to its previous glory as the carrier’s best selling device. The data Goodman obtained from independent wireless retailers contrasts with RIM’s second quarter results showing impressive growth in BlackBerry sales and new subscriptions. Second quarter highlights for RIM’s fiscal 2011 included:Revenue growth of 31% year over year45% growth in BlackBerry smartphone shipments compared to the same quarter last yearBlackBerry subscriptions up approximately 56% year over yearNow compare that to what Goodman is seeing. According to his data, BlackBerry sales during the third quarter at Verizon Wireless were down 45% from the same quarter last year. He predicts the fourth quarter to be even more of a blood bath with sales expected to be down 49%. The reason for the BlackBerry’s declining numbers can be squarely pointed at Google’s Android and Verizon’s flagship Droid smartphone.AdChoices广告If Verizon Wireless was previously engaged to the BlackBerry, than Android was the good looking mistress the carrier left the BlackBerry at the altar for. No doubt a result of Verizon’s aggressive marketing campaign around the mobile OS and Droid smartphones, Goodman found that 80% of the devices sold in November were Android devices, with 46% of those being Droids. If those numbers are solid that’s quite a fall from grace for BlackBerry smartphones which were the carrier’s best selling device in December 2008.Unfortunately for RIM, things won’t get much better if rumors become reality and Verizon Wireless begins to carry Apple’s iPhone. At that point the BlackBerry will face a two-front war when it is already losing against Android devices alone.Read more at All Things Digital and Research In Motion (PDF)Brian’s OpinionI remember a time when Verizon Wireless was all too happy to run commercials and print ads on the latest BlackBerry smartphone. Those days are long gone as it is very clear that the carrier has fully embraced the Android OS as its future. That’s further demonstrated by the Droid brand it owns and its work around that brand to make it recognized as a Verizon Wireless Android smartphone regardless of the phone’s manufacturer. Some could say that perhaps Goodman or RIM is just paranoid and Verizon Wireless’ apparent abandonment of the BlackBerry is derived simply due to the lack of marketing the carrier does for the device these days.Unfortunately, the wound for the BlackBerry goes deeper than just a lack of marketing love. According to reports, there’s an overall lack of confidence with the smartphone as demonstrated by the carrier’s belief that the new BlackBerry 6 OS won’t have a material impact on BlackBerry sales. Ouch.With all that said, you can’t help but look back at RIM’s second quarter results and wonder. If the manufacturer isn’t getting growth from Verizon Wireless where is it coming from? Rather than all “doom and gloom” I would point out a bright spot for RIM in the fact that even in the shadow of losing significant ground to Android, with the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. the company still racked up a 46% increase in BlackBerry smartphone shipments year over year. The message that sends to me is that RIM clearly doesn’t have all its eggs in one basket which allows the company to not only remain resilient, but thrive in an environment of increasing competition.last_img read more

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Southwest Airlines flight out of FLL makes emergency landing in Orlando

first_imgORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Fla. (WSVN) – A Southwest Airlines flight that departed from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport had to make an emergency landing at Orlando International Airport because of an issue with the plane’s front landing gear.Southwest Flight 736 departed FLL Thursday morning headed to Denver but was diverted to OIA after a tire from the plane’s nose gear burst, OIA officials said.The pilot of the Boeing 737 notified Orlando air traffic control there was a concern with the plane’s front landing gear around noon, Thursday.The plane was then held in a holding pattern over OIA, as emergency crews stood by.The plane landed safely at OIA just after 12:30 p.m.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Milcon Where the Budget Process Hits a Wall

first_imgThe defense budget request will include a $9 billion emergency fund, Defense News reported, citing sources familiar with the budget. At least $2 billion of that would be used for rebuilding and repairing infrastructure hit by storms, said its sources, who added that number may go up.President Trump is demanding – via his national emergency declaration – that DOD divert military construction funding to build a border wall.DOD has said it will ask Congress to re-fund any milcon projects delayed to prioritize the wall, but many on both sides of the aisle see that as a congressional work-around.“We’re given the authority to appropriate, and the President is saying, essentially: ‘I don’t like what you’ve appropriated. I’ll just take the money and move it elsewhere,’” Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said, according to Defense News. “We’re setting up for a constitutional issue of significant importance.”The Senate is expected this week to join the House in passing a resolution that would nullify the emergency declaration, but there is unlikely enough support to override a promised veto.School construction last month at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. U.S. Air Force photo by William Birchfield ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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Nas Illmatic For The Record

first_img For The Record: Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: Adele, ’25’ For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” For The Record: Michael Jackson Email Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony A 20-year-old Nas released his first full-length album, Illmatic on April 19, 1994, to much critical acclaim. Source blessed it with a rare 5 Mic rating when it came out, an honor they had only given to 15 albums at the time of release. The LP was a work of love. It was produced by DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, Large Professor, L.E.S. and Nas, in the rapper’s hometown of New York City and shared a snapshot of life in the streets of NYC, set to melodic hip-hop beats. Nas shared his experience with the world in a raw yet refreshing way. As he raps on “N.Y. State of Mind,” “Life is parallel to hell but I must maintain.”Source’s Shortie captured the anticipation and excitement around the album in her 1994 review. “After peeping his soul on ‘Live at the BBQ,’ ‘Back to the Grill,’ and the official bomb, ‘Halftime,’ street dwellers and industry folks alike were predicting Nas’ first album to be monumental,” she shared. “I must maintain that this is one of the best hip-hop albums I have ever heard. Musically, when Nas hooked up with four of hip-hop’s purest producers, it seems like all of the parties involved took their game to a higher level of expression,” she furthered. Those would be echoed by countless fans and critics at the time and retrospectively.As the rapper said himself when explaining the meaning of the title, the album most definitely is “supreme ill” or “as ill as it gets.” The album debuted and peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200, and although its singles surprisingly did not chart, the songs, including “The World Is Yours” and “One Love,” featuring co-producer Q-Tip, have had a long-lasting impact and staying power through speakers and in the hip-hop arsenal of records. These tracks, and the album as a whole, are often credited as creating the blueprint for the new East Coast hip-hop sound that thrived following its release. 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King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: Cole’s “The Christmas Song” Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ For The Record: ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ Metallica: “One” | For The Record Metallica: “One” | For The Record For The Record: Jennifer Lopez And Marc Anthony For The Record: Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Facebook For The Record: Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” For The Record: Calle 13 Revisit Janet Jackson’s ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ David Bowie’s ‘…Ziggy Stardust…’ | For The Record Dave Chappelle For The Record: ‘The Age Of Spin …’ For The Record: Harrison’s ‘All Things Must Pass’ For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ Kendrick Lamar, ‘DAMN.’: For The Record Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ Read more Bob Marley & The Wailers’ ‘Exodus’: For The Record Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record Revisit the streets of New York City in 1994 when the rapper’s debut album set the stage for the resurgence of East Coast hip-hopAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Oct 5, 2018 – 6:46 pm The GRAMMY-nominated rapper Nas is nothing short of legendary, giving the world plenty of his smooth lyricism and iconic verses in his releases over the years. To date, he has released 11 studio albums, the most recent being the Kanye West-produced Nasir, which dropped this summer as part of West’s Wyoming sessions releases. Since the start Nas has been turning heads and paving the way for other hip-hop artists. His debut LP, Illmatic, not only put him firmly on the map, but also provided a revitalization of the East Coast rap sound. Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’: For The Record Daft Punk For The Record: ‘Random Access Memories’ For The Record: Michael Jackson For The Record: B.B. King’s “Auld Lang Syne” For The Record: Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ Pearl Jam: ‘Ten’ | For The Record For The Record: Shakira Alanis Morissette: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ For The Record: John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ For The Record: CeCe Winans, ‘Let Them Fall … ‘ Nas’ ‘Illmatic’ | For The Record For The Record: ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ For The Record: Shakira For The Record: Carlos Santana For The Record: Beck’s ‘Morning Phase’last_img read more

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Fear of epidemic disaster at Rohingya camps

first_imgRohingya refugees in Cox`s Bazar, Bangladesh, on 27 September 2017. Photo: ReutersRashida Begum steers clear of the water pump near the reeking latrine shared by more than 100 families in a grim corner of Bangladesh that has grown into one of the world’s largest refugee settlements in just weeks.“The pump works, but the water stinks, so we don’t drink it,” the Rohingya woman said in the squalid camp where her family of 11 has lived since fleeing Myanmar a fortnight ago.The UN has warned of a humanitarian “nightmare” unfolding in Bangladesh’s refugee camps, where half a million people have taken shelter after fleeing violence in Myanmar in unprecedented waves.With a lack of clean water and toilets, aid workers say a major health disaster is imminent.Heavy monsoon rain is compounding the risk of disease outbreak, with field doctors reporting a huge spike in cases of severe diarrhoea, especially among children.The near daily torrential downpours send streams rushing through areas where tens of thousands openly defecate every day. For some, this murky runoff is their only source of drinking water.A stench of excreta hangs in the air on the outskirts of Kutupalong, a camp that already housed tens of thousands of refugees before the latest influx saw it mushroom into a fetid tent city stretching for miles.At a field clinic, a long queue of refugees waiting to see the only doctor available stretched beyond the tent into the pouring rain.Dr Alamul Haque sees upwards of 400 patients a day and looked exhausted as he described the spiralling number of children presenting with water-borne illnesses.“Earlier parents were bringing one or two children with them. Now it’s three to four,” Dr Haque, from Bangladeshi charity SDI, told AFP.“It’s been raining, so human waste is running everywhere. There is a high chance of a diarrhoea epidemic here.”Serious risk of diseaseNew groundwater wells are being dug quickly across the camps, which stretch along the Cox’s Bazar district bordering Myanmar.But there remains a serious shortage of fresh water, with the sheer scale of the disaster-described as one of the fastest-growing refugee crises in years-outpacing aid efforts on the ground.“There are long queues whenever we go to collect water. There are far more people than there is water,” said one Rohingya man, knee-deep in mud as he dug a pit latrine on a hillside.At Unchiprang, a enormous hillside shanty town of nearly 30,000 people, close to three-quarters of a million litres of water needs trucking in every day. But the roads are virtually impassable, hampering delivery.Further down the coast at Nayapara and Leda camps experts warn existing water sources will run dry by January.But sanitation is a more immediate concern.Toilets are being filled as fast as they are being built, forcing people to defecate wherever they can.“There are hundreds of people queued for the toilets. It’s a big problem, especially for the children,” Hasina Begum, an elderly Rohingya woman, told AFP.“There are other toilets on the hillsides, but they’re basic pits. They’re filled up now, and stink, so nobody uses them.”The Red Cross says camps are teetering on the precipice of a full-scale health disaster.Conditions are ripe for an illness like cholera to tear through the densely-populated camps, experts say, where refugees live cheek by jowl.“The risk of there being an acute, watery diarrhoea epidemic is real and serious,” said an international health and sanitation expert, who asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak to media.“If the current situation stays the same, I guarantee it. It’s not if, it’s when.”There are small signs efforts to promote hygiene are getting throughOn a hillside in a newly-built shanty, Karim Ullah watched as labourers dug a simple pit toilet-the finishing touch on a new dwelling for 16 members of his family camping far away.The 56-year-old Rohingya man did not want his wife and daughters using the open fields, and would send for them only when the toilet was complete.“It’s very important to have a proper toilet. Hopefully, I’ll be able to bring them here the day after tomorrow,” he said.last_img
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No rooftop musical event

first_imgThree citizens have served a legal notice to the authorities concerned to stop musical events arranged on the rooftops in residential areas, reports UNB.The move came after a government official had been beaten dead at RK Mission Road of the capital following an altercation over such even at a pre-marriage ceremony.Syed Mohammad Mukdadul Islam of Sylhet, Mesbah Uddin Chowdhury of Chittagong and Mohammad Arifur Rahman of Dhaka have served the notice through their lawyer Mohammad Ahsan.It is sent to the secretary of home ministry, the inspector general of police and police commissioners of Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet.In the notice, the three said the sufferings caused by such events are common in the city areas.If the concerned authorities do not take any actions to ban sound issuing circular within four working days after receiving the notice, a writ petition will be filed with the High Court, said the notice.Violating the Sound Pollution Control Act-2006, Dhaka Metropolitan Police Ordinance 1976, Chittagong Metropolitan Police Ordinance 1978, Sylhet Metropolitan Police Ordinance 2009, musical sessions are being arranged on the rooftops of houses in high volumes during marriage ceremonies by the people.last_img read more

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Zuckerberg fires back at Trump

first_imgMark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., attending the fourth day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho. AFP file photoFacebook chief Mark Zuckerberg fired back at US President Donald Trump on Wednesday after he accused the leading social network of being “always anti-Trump.”Zuckerberg rejected the notion, countering that Facebook is working to ensure “free and fair elections” with an online platform that does not favor one side over another.Zuckerberg’s post at Facebook came after Trump accused the social network of bias in a morning tweet that read:“Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were always anti-Trump hence,Fake News, @nytimes(apologized) & @WaPo were anti-Trump. Collusion?”Early morning Twitter tizzies have become a hallmark of Trump’s presidency.“Trump says Facebook is against him. Liberals say we helped Trump,” Zuckerberg said in his post.“Both sides are upset about ideas and content they don’t like. That’s what running a platform for all ideas looks like.”Facebook last week said that Russia-linked ads on the social network aimed at inflaming tensions around last year’s US presidential election will be given to Congress.The ads sought to sow discord among Americans on hot-button social issues.News of the decision came with word that Facebook is cracking down on efforts to use the leading social network to meddle with elections in the US or elsewhere.“After the election, I made a comment that I thought the idea misinformation on Facebook changed the outcome of the election was a crazy idea,” Zuckerberg said.“Calling that crazy was dismissive and I regret it. This is too important an issue to be dismissive.”He held firm that Facebook biggest role in the election was as a platform for candidates and citizens to communicated directly with one another regarding issues.The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked top tech companies Google, Facebook and Twitter to testify about Russian interference in US politics, a Senate aide confirmed Wednesday.The three internet and online social media giants are expected to appear on November 1 in an open hearing on the rising evidence that they were covertly manipulated in a campaign to help Donald Trump win the presidency.A core question in the congressional investigation is the extent to which online social networks were manipulated by Russian interests to covertly influence the US election, according to Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat and the ranking member of the House permanent select committee on intelligence.Russia has denied meddling with the US election.“We will do our part to defend against nation states attempting to spread misinformation and subvert elections,” Zuckerberg said.last_img read more

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Deluxe Power Grip adds battery life and ergonomics to the 3DS

first_imgLooking past any problems you might have with the Nintendo 3DS‘ game selection, the device has two major problems: ergonomics and battery life. The battery life is a well known issue: when playing 3D games the 3DS’ battery life is about half that of the DSi, clocking in around 3-4 hours. Sure, the 3DS does much better when playing DS games, but that’s not much help if you want to put in a few hours of Star Fox 64 3D. As for ergonomics, we all know that the DS Life/DSi/3DS is uncomfortable to hold after an hour or so for anyone with normal-sized hands.Accessory maker CTA Digital understand the need for a product that could solve both of these issues. The Deluxe Power Grip adds a console-style controller grip to the 3DS and it doubles the battery life of the device thanks to the built-in battery. The grip is contoured to fit gamers’ hands, looking quite like an Xbox 360 controller with the trigger buttons. The larger size will surely make the 3DS easier to hold–personally, I’ve noticed that after 45 minutes with a 3DS my hands are killing me, but I can easily hold an Xbox 360 controller for two hours.The grip snaps right on to the 3DS’s lower half, still allowing the gaming device to open and close as it normally would. The design of the Deluxe Power Grip means that volume slide, headphone jack, and other important features are all still available to the gamer.The Deluxe Power Grip can be charged using the 3DS’ normal AC adapter or a USB cable, which is not normally possible with the 3DS. The built-in 3.7V 2600mAh Lithium-ion battery is considerably larger than the 3DS’s 1300mAh one and it is said to be able to double the 3DS’ battery life.The Deluxe Power Grip is available now for $30. It looks like a better alternative than Nyko’s Power Pak+, though you might feel a big goofy if you take it out in public.PRlog, via Engadgetlast_img read more

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Study of bat vocalizations shows they are communicating with one another

first_img © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists have known for some time that most bats make a lot of noise when they congregate in their colonies—as the researchers report, this is certainly the case for Egyptian fruit bats—when they roost, they get very loud. But until now, it was not known if the bats were simply making random noises or if their calls served a specific purpose.To learn more about bat vocalizations, the researchers housed a colony for 75 days and recorded bat sounds and movements on video, capturing 15,000 vocalizations in all. They fed the sounds to a voice-recognition system normally used for human voice analysis configured to work on bat sounds and used it to pull out any meaning that might exist. The VR system was able to connect certain sounds made by the bats to certain social situations and interactions that could then be tied to interactions seen in the video. The researchers grouped the sounds into four main groups: arguing over food, mating and sleeping clusters, and differences of opinion regarding how close was too close when hanging around each other in the colony.The team reports that in many cases, they were able to identify which bat was making a given noise, and sometimes which bat the noisemaker was addressing. They noted also that the bats tended to change their tones when addressing members of the opposite gender. Much of the cacophony in a bat cluster, the researchers suggest, is bats voicing their annoyance with those in very close quarters around them. They also note that their study of bat vocalizing has not concluded—they still want to know if the vocalizations are something they are born with or if they learn as they grow. To find out, the team plans to study bats as they grow—and to learn more about vocalizations outside of the roost, they plan to affix tiny microphones to some of them prior to releasing them back into the wild. (Phys.org)—A trio of researchers with Tel Aviv University has found that when Egyptian fruit bats make noises in their colonies, they are actually communicating with one another. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, Yosef Prat, Mor Taub and Yossi Yovel describe their study of 22 captive bats for over two months and what recordings of them revealed. Journal information: Scientific Reports Egyptian Fruit Bat (Rousettus aegyptiacus) in flight. Taken at Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv, Israel. Credit: Zoharby/Wikipediacenter_img More information: Everyday bat vocalizations contain information about emitter, addressee, context, and behavior, Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 39419 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/srep39419 , http://www.nature.com/articles/srep39419 Explore further Citation: Study of bat vocalizations shows they are communicating with one another (2016, December 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-12-vocalizations.html Bats found to produce longer and more intense calls when crowded by other batslast_img read more

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Political and crafty

first_imgInspired by the current socio-political scenario of India and by PM Modi’s Chai Pe Charcha, artiste Saudamini Misra has created a series of installations and sculptures.The Kettle (Harbinger of Achhe Din)- The rise of Narendra Modi from the humble beginning of a chaiwala to a national icon carrying the promise of better times, inspired this sculpture. The Kettle is an indispensable icon of Indian household that goes beyond the class strata. Rich, poor or middle class; the kettle is part of everyone’s life. The little clock signifies memories, progression and transition. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The Typewriter- This is a commentary on Indian authors who capitalise on the poverty of India by making it their ‘original’ subject, in order to win international acclaim. The irony is that the so called Indian author himself belongs to that privileged strata of Indian society where his financial well being affords him the time and luxury to write away his time. One Rupee Airplane: The wooden airplanes sculpted by Mishra take us beyond its work. Their inner energies reflect the growth of the country’s economy and that of bilateral trade. It is symbolic of the global economic nexus which is now becoming all the more conspicuous with the formation of the new government.last_img read more

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Gmail Is Back Up and Running in China For Now

first_img Register Now » Following a four-day outage, Gmail is back up and running in China — for now.Gmail inboxes — accessed via POP and IMAP servers — began refilling today, reports the Financial Times, though many users were still receiving messages in delay.If the decision to block Gmail came from the upper echelons of the Chinese government, experts told the Times that comparable outages would likely continue in the future. Yesterday, however, a government spokesperson denied any involvement.Related: China Reportedly Blocks Gmail in Move That Could Hurt Foreign BusinessesThe episode has shed new light on China’s Great Firewall, an uber-sophisticated censorship mechanism that blocks foreign platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google’s search function throughout the Communist nation.It has also posed new obstacles for businesses operating in China. Citizens on the upper end of the socioeconomic spectrum were most up in arms over the blockage, according to the Times, as Gmail is regularly used by those who travel abroad for work, or who work for international companies.One user on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, even complained that he had missed the deadline to apply to The Wharton School because the correspondence had taken place via his inaccessible Gmail account.Related: Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Valued at $45 Billion Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min readcenter_img December 30, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

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first_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 30, 2018 Children’s Hospital Colorado to Manage Medical Images Via the Cloud With Nucleus.io Platform NucleusHealth and Children’s Hospital Colorado’s (Children’s Colorado) Center for Innovation have formed a strategic… read more News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | September 04, 2018 Novarad Highest Rated in Customer Satisfaction on Gartner Peer Insights VNA Category Novarad Healthcare Enterprise Imaging has taken the highest rated spot on Gartner’s Peer Insights technology review… read more News | September 14, 2008 Elizabeth Wende Breast Care Selects InSite One News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Carestream Health has signed an agreement to sell its healthcare information systems (HCIS) business to Philips Healthcare. This includes its radiology and cardiology PACS and reporting software. Image by geralt on Pixabay  News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 09, 2018 Visage Signs Mercy for Visage 7 Open Archive Visage Imaging Inc. announced that it has signed a seven-year contract with Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | August 31, 2018 Greenville Health System Adopts Agfa HealthCare Enterprise Imaging System Agfa HealthCare and Greenville Health System (GHS), South Carolina, announced the successful implementation of a… read more center_img News | Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) | February 07, 2019 Connecticut, California Imaging Centers Deploy Ambra Cloud VNA Ambra Health announced that Naugatuck Valley Radiology and Insight Imaging are among the latest groups of leading… read more News | Archive Cloud Storage | December 20, 2018 IMS Announces Integration of Cloud Image Viewing Platform With Google Cloud International Medical Solutions (IMS) recently announced it will provide Google Cloud account users with the ability to… read more Technology | Archive Cloud Storage | November 19, 2018 Intelerad Launches Nuage Disaster Recovery Platform November 19, 2018 — Intelerad Medical Systems announced the launch of the nuage Disaster Recovery (DR) Platform. read more News | Radiology Business | March 07, 2019 Carestream Health To Sell its Healthcare IT Business To Philips Carestream Health has signed an agr read more September 15, 2008 – InSite One signed a long-term storage contract with Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, LLC (EWBC) in Rochester, NY, under which InSite One will manage the long-term storage, business continuity and disaster recovery for the breast care facility. The complexities of women’s imaging creates challenges for healthcare institutions of all sizes in keeping pace with emerging imaging technology; the retention and capacity requirements for digital exams and the clinical need for accessibility to historical studies. As a leading freestanding mammography and breast imaging center, performing mammography, ultrasound, breast MRI and stereotactic biopsy, EWBC determined that purchasing and managing the hardware and licensing the software to do digital image storage itself was not the best use of its expertise. Instead, the site chose to work with InSite One for a more economical single-source solution for its technological and business continuance requirements necessary for our growing facility.InSite One’s provides patented data security measures and “intelligent archiving” design is designed to address imaging industry requirements for a flexible on-demand and cost effective means for storing and distributing digital medical data.For more information: www.insiteone.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Contentlast_img read more

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British Airways sale is set to soar

first_imgBritish Airways’ sale is set to soarBritish Airways’ sale is set to soarBritish Airways’ sale is set to soar as it launches with huge discounts on flights and holidays from Heathrow, Gatwick and London City.Over 120 destinations are on offer in the sale, which runs until 11.59pm on May 21 2019, including offers to stateside hotspots Los Angeles, Miami and New York, as well as holidays to Caribbean favourites Barbados and Tobago.New York, the most searched for destination on ba.com last year, is on sale with return flights from £278. Club Europe flights start from £135 for those who would who would like to travel in luxury for less.With European city stays starting from just £109 for flights and hotel, beach breaks from £259 and Caribbean holidays from just £549, customers are spoilt for choice with holiday and flight only offers.Members of the Executive Club will benefit from four additional offers during the sale, including:Save with Avios part payment20% off hotel or car hirePurchase Avios and get a 50% BonusCollect double Avios by shopping through the eStoreAndrew Brem, British Airways Chief Commercial Officer, said “We know that our customers like variety when they are looking to travel so we are delighted to offer over 120 destinations in our sale. We’ve got fantastic offers to suit all budgets and tastes, from city breaks to wilderness adventures to beachside lounging”“British Airways operates to more than 200 global destinations and we are delighted to offer great deals to connect our customers to the world.”The sale comes as British Airways is investing £6.5 billion to improve its customer experience over the next five years, including new aircraft, new cabins, new catering, new lounges, WiFi, and new routes.Source = British Airwayslast_img read more

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September 18 2003 OCT OSAKA CIVIL ENGINEERING Th

first_imgSeptember 18, 2003OCT OSAKA CIVIL ENGINEERING: The Civil Engineering class of OCT College, Osaka, Japan has started their 10 day workshop. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] The schedule of activities for the group includes tours and introduction to Arcosanti and the Arcology Concept, as well as the history of the Architecture of Paolo Soleri and a meeting with Paolo Soleri. The students also participate in work projects. Tomiaki Tamura explains one of the activities infront of Unit 8 of the East Crescent. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] Planning intern Jorge Mata explains the use of survey equipment to OCT students Yumi Fukasawa and Youko Nishitani. Previous OCT Civil Engineering workshops have surveyed large portions of the hillside below Arcosanti. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] Instructor Shoji Kawamoto and students familiarize themselves with the equipment before they start the survey. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] With laser and reflector the students measure the levels of elevation below Arcosanti. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] The equipment used is a Surveyers Total Transit Station laser set-up. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa] Details of the landscape plan are getting filled in. [Photo: Ayano Atsumi & text: sa]last_img read more

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