Photo: Louisville Fan Makes The “L” Signal In The Middle Of A Huge Kentucky Crowd At A Bar

first_imgLouisville fan throws up the L while standing with Kentucky fans.Nashville, Tenn., is currently serving as a second home for thousands of Kentucky fans who have descended upon the city to watch the Wildcats in the SEC Tournament. Bridgestone Arena is full of blue-and-white clad Kentucky supporters. Many of the bars and restaurants surrounding the arena are packed with Wildcats’ fans, too. There’s at least one Louisville fan in the area, though. This Kentucky rival threw up an “L” signal while ESPN’s cameras showcased a bar full of Wildcats’ fans. @CardChronicle I guess a little turnabout is fair play.— Christopher S. Jones (@ThrowinUpLs) March 15, 2015Well done, Louisville fan. Perhaps we’ll get Kentucky-Louisville Part Two in the NCAA Tournament.last_img

Oil Tanker Crew Abandoned in Bahrain

first_imgSixteen sailors have been left to their own devices for months after their vessel MT Surya Kuber got seized in Bahrain due to unpaid debts.The crude oil tanker was banned by a court order in February from leaving the country as its  Singapore-based owner 7Seas Ship Management failed to pay Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (Asry) and Kanoo Shipping more than $220,000, the Gulf News Daily reports.The ban is to be in force until the debt is paid, according to the order.As informed, the company also owes $118, 000 in unpaid salaries to the crew.The vessel came to Bahrain for repairs, but the ship owner failed to pay Asry for the services, prompting the shipbuilder to resort to legal action.Asry chief executive Nils Kristian Berge told the daily that the ship managers and owners abandoned their responsibilities and legal obligations to the vessel’s crew, leaving them without basic provisions.According to him, Asry allocated resources to assist to provide food, provisions and amenities to the stranded sailors.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Research Pilot Project to Boost Student Learning Deliver Results

first_imgThe province is testing a new online resource to help students and families improve learning and be more successful in mathematics. Students and teachers at Oxford School in Halifax learned today, June 25, they will participate in the Mathematics Engagement Pilot Project. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Ramona Jennex was joined by education supporter Jim Spatz, Southwest Properties Ltd., to announce details of the pilot that will launch in September. Close to 300 Grade 7 students and their mathematics teachers, from four school boards in Nova Scotia, will participate in an innovative research pilot that complements Nova Scotia’s mathematics curriculum, enhances teachings and develops technology skills. “This is a great example of how putting kids and learning first helps engage and motivate students to learn,” said Ms. Jennex. “The online resources being used in this pilot provide innovative ways to strengthen students’ mathematics skills while incorporating today’s technology into their studies. Ensuring children have a strong foundation in both mathematics and technology will help prepare them for the future.” Students, their families and teachers involved in the project will be given portable computers or devices, technical support, and information on digital citizenship. A pilot lead will be assigned to provide guidance while collecting research data. Using online resources, students and teachers will participate in the year-long research pilot that will study levels of student engagement, achievement and attendance. “I’m excited about this project because it will have a focus on improvement and time management for school work,” said Levi Mertens, a Grade 6 student at Chester Area Middle School, one of four schools taking part in the pilot. “Kids might learn faster and learn more. It’s awesome!” Partial funding for the research pilot is being provided by Mr. Spatz, John Risley of Clearwater Seafoods Ltd., and other provincial businesses. “We are delighted to partner with the government of Nova Scotia to help students and teachers enhance learning and skill development,” said Mr. Risley. “Similar online resources have received positive results in other jurisdictions, so I’m confident that our students and teachers will experience higher achievement with this pilot.” The four schools selected for the pilot are from Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, Halifax Regional School Board, and South Shore Regional School Board.last_img read more

3 arrested in Australia for plotting terrorist attacks

first_imgMelbourne: Three men accused of having links to the Islamic State terror group were arrested by Australian police on Tuesday for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist attacks on several targets including police stations, embassies, courts and churches in Sydney. The three men have been arrested following counter terrorism raids in six properties of Sydney’s west. The Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said the men, aged 20, 23 and 30, would be charged with a range of “serious offences”, from being a member of a terrorist organisation, Islamic State, acts in preparation of a terrorist attack in Australia, and preparations to enter a foreign country with the intent of hostile activities. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’ Police said one of the accused, Isaak el Matari, had been monitored since returning from Lebanon last year. Police believe the plans for local terror attacks were in “early stage preparations”. “We will say that they had a number of targets, including police stations, defence establishments, embassies and councils, courts and churches,” McCartney said. New South Wales Police assistant commissioner Mick Willing said the arrests represented the “16th disruption” since terror threat levels were raised in 2014. “There are people out there who still want to commit acts of terror in this country, sadly, but we’re doing everything we can to prevent those acts of terrorism taking place and public safety is always our first priority,” he said.last_img read more

Trump asks Pentagon for tanks at IDay parade to flex Americas military

first_imgWashington: President Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to marshal tanks and fighter jets to showcase America’s military might during the July 4th Independence Day parade, alarming many who feel that he is using the armed forces for his 2020 re-election bid. Unlike other countries, the annual celebration of the American Independence Day on July 4 is traditionally not marked by any military parade. Previous presidents have taken a low profile at independence commemorations. Also Read – Turkey preparations for Syria offensive ‘completed’The last time tanks and troops rolled through Washington was in June 1991, when 8,000 soldiers marched in the so-called ‘National Victory Celebration’ marking the end of the first US invasion of Iraq. “Big 4th of July in D.C. ‘Salute to America.’ The Pentagon and our great military leaders are thrilled to be doing this & showing to the American people, among other things, the strongest and most advanced military anywhere in the world,” Trump said Tuesday. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi JinpingThe White House and the Pentagon have been preparing this military parade for months now. Trump had expressed his desire to have a military parade on the occasion of Independence Day celebration soon after his inauguration in January 2017. According to the Department of Interior, this year’s annual Independence Day celebration on the National Mall, will feature music, flyovers, fireworks, and an address by President Trump. “Salute to America will honor each of the nation’s five service branches with music, military demonstrations, multiple flyovers including a flight demonstration by the Blue Angels, and much more,” it said. However, several former military leaders and those from the opposition Democratic Party were critical of the display of American military might in a parade on July 4.last_img read more

Big spender Alberta panel says savings to be found in health education

first_imgCALGARY — A panel looking into Alberta’s finances says the province habitually overspends on the services it delivers.The panel, chaired by former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice MacKinnon, says Alberta’s annual expenditures would be $10.4 billion less if the province were to spend the same per person as do British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.The report, ordered by Premier Jason Kenney, says if Alberta matched the other provinces, it would have a $3.7-billion surplus this year instead of a $6.7-billion deficit.The panel also notes that Alberta’s spending per capita is the highest in Canada.It makes 26 recommendations that include reviews of health care and education.It addresses high income among doctors, recommends lowering administration costs in schools and says universities should be funded more through tuition.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Novak Djokovic Visits Refugee Children In Serbia

first_imgUNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Novak Djokovic visited a UNICEF-supported child-friendly space in Belgrade and met some of the refugee and migrant children who are passing through the Republic of Serbia on their way to Western Europe.Novak Djokovic plays with a boy at the UNICEF-supported child friendly space in BelgradeHe was deeply touched by the situation of the children, who make up almost a third of the refugee and migrant population, most fleeing violence in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. “These children have been travelling with their families for days, enduring searing heat as well as wet and cold nights. They are physically exhausted and psychologically traumatized,” Mr. Djokovic said. “The child-friendly spaces that UNICEF has set up for them gives them a safe place to rest, play and receive psychosocial support by qualified professionals.”Since the beginning of the year, 129,947 people have been registered in Serbia as asylum applicants. According to estimates from the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, at least the same number have passed through Serbia without registering.UNICEF has established two child friendly spaces, equipped with educational materials and toys; one in the town of Presevo close to the order with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the second in the capital city Belgrade. In each location, up to 50 children at a time can play and receive psychosocial support.Almost 1,100 children, most between 6 and 10 years old, have so far rested and played in these safe spaces. Not only do the children benefit, but this also brings much needed relief to their parents, who have travelled long distances with their children, and appreciate the care they receive.In response to the current crisis, UNICEF Serbia has hired additional social workers in Presevo and Belgrade who are helping to identify the most vulnerable children and families and give them appropriate support. They are also helping to develop standard procedures for what to do when an unaccompanied child is identified.Two mother and baby corners have been organized in Presevo and Belgrade where lactating mothers can continue to breastfeed and receive information on breastfeeding. Some 200 infant and young children will also receive daily feeding in these locations, and their nutritional status will be monitored.To aid the physical protection of the migrants and refuges, UNICEF and partners are giving out information on landmines, as many families are now travelling through Croatia, which still has landmines and unexploded ordinance left over from the recent conflicts.“Refugee and migrant children must be adequately protected in line with the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” said Mr. Djokovic. “These, and many other refugee and migrant children in Europe are living in inadequate conditions. Many are sleeping out in the open air. And as winter approaches, the health of young children is especially at risk.”He added: “It is clear that the best way to help these desperate children is with a coordinated action to address the root causes of this huge movement – through more vigorous diplomatic efforts to end conflicts, and by providing development and humanitarian support in the countries of origin.”last_img read more

Dee Snider Shows Support For Protesters At Standing Rock Indian Reservation

first_imgNot one to shy away from any political or social cause that he wholeheartedly believes in, legendary rocker Dee Snider this week showed his support for the thousands of men and women at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota who were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.In a video for “So What” that premiered exclusively on, Dee and son/director Cody Snider beautifully exhibits the faces of the courageous men, women and children that were fighting for their land and offers a glimpse at the resistance and tribulation they were faced with as they stood their ground. The song can be found on Dee’s new solo album, WE ARE THE ONES, which was released October 28 on Red River Records (distributed by BFD/RED).As Snider recently told The New York Post’s Page Six: “To see U.S. government state and local authorities, along with hired private security, use this type of extreme violent force against unarmed American citizens in peaceful prayer is the saddest, most disturbing thing I have ever experienced. I’m glad we were there to capture the truth for all to see.”Earlier this summer, Dee Snider took part in the unveiling of the new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power And Politics,” featuring memorabilia related to his 1985 Senate hearing regarding the PMRC. To commemorate the Hall of Fame exhibit, Dee performed a new acoustic version of Twisted Sister’s legendary song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” This moving new version of Dee’s epic anthem is also currently available on WE ARE THE ONES.In September, superstar magician Criss Angel joined forces with Snider for the first time ever to release a music video featuring the new acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Directed by Angel, the video aims to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. It sent a powerful message to viewers as Snider belts out the iconic lyrics, while the mother of a young girl — who is a cancer survivor — allows her head to be shaved in solidarity with her daughter and in support of the fight all of these children must endure. The video also features heart-wrenching footage of Criss Angel’s son, Johnny Crisstopher, going through treatments after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2015.While in April 2016, he was called to Capitol Hill for the second time — the first at the infamous 1985 Senate hearing instigated by Tipper Gore and the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) – to speak on behalf of The Recording Academy’s “Fair Play Fair Pay” initiative.In 2014, Snider was the recipient of the prestigious Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for his charitable work spanning several decades. Most notably, he spent twelve years as the national spokesman and Grand Marshal of the March Of Dimes Bikers for Babies initiative (for whom he raised $325,000 with his Celebrity Apprentice win), established his annual Ride to Fight Hunger for Long Island Cares, and donated his Gold and Platinum album awards to Broadway Cares for auction.last_img read more

Financial advisers say withdrawing from an RESP to pay for school needs

first_imgOTTAWA – Investing in a registered education savings plan may have started when your aspiring scholar was still in diapers and university or college seemed a distant future.But when the time comes to start withdrawing money from RESP accounts to pay for tuition, books and other costs of a post-secondary education, financial advisers say you need a plan for that too.Nicole Ewing, a vice-president of tax and estate planning at TD Wealth, says sooner is better than later to meet with your adviser to start developing that plan.“Depending on how the funds have been invested, there might be some time required to convert those investments to cash,” she says.The money in an RESP account is controlled by the person who set up the account, not the student. To start withdrawing the cash, the student needs to provide proof of enrolment in a post-secondary program or institution.By saving for post-secondary education using an RESP account, parents can benefit from matching contribution grants from Ottawa as well as other programs to help low-income families and provincial programs.When the time comes to withdraw the money, payments from an RESP account come in two different ways — the refund of contributions and the educational assistance payments (EAP) which include investment gains as well as other amounts such as the grant money from the federal government, Canada learning bond amounts and money from various provincial programs.Ewing says the decision about which pot of money a withdrawal comes from is made when the cash is taken from the account, but she suggests taking out the investment gains and grant money first.“You want to use up your educational assistance payments first because if there’s any left in the pool and your child is no longer going to school and won’t be going to school those are going to need to be repaid back to the government,” she said.The maximum EAP withdrawal is $5,000 for the first 13 consecutive weeks of full-time studies. Once a student has finished that period, there is no limit. If you need more than $5,000 in the first 13 weeks, additional amounts can be taken as part of the refund of contributions. The government may on a case-by-case basis also approve a higher EAP amount if cost of tuition plus related expenses for a particular program is substantially higher than average.Part-time students are limited to up to $2,500 in EAP withdrawals for a 13-week period.The refund of contributions are not taxed, but the educational assistance payments are taxed as income in the hands of the student.Depending on a student’s income and their tuition and education tax credits, they may not have to pay any tax on the money. However, Ewing says if your student is lucky enough to have well-paying job or other income, you’ll need to watch how much you take from the taxable portion in a given year or you might face a tax bill.D’Arcy McDonald, senior vice-president, retail deposits, day-to-day banking and advisory deposit services at Scotiabank, says it is also important to have the right investment mix when it comes time to start withdrawing the money.McDonald, who has two daughters aged 14 and 12, says as they get closer to starting university he plans to adjust the investment mix in the RESP to reduce the risk, just in case markets make a big move lower.“If you were fully exposed to the market and you saw half of your investments disappear overnight and you didn’t have time to rebuild them in advance of having to withdraw from them, that’s painful,” he said.Once your student starts university he suggests keeping about half the money in an easily accessible form such as a high-interest saving account and the other half in something like a 18-month or two-year GIC which offers a little more interest, but is also secure to be sure it will be there to pay for school a couple of years from now.Ewing says it is important the students understand what they money is intended for so there’s no misunderstanding.“It is to be used for their education, and budgeting is an important side of that,” she said.last_img read more

No permanent enemies in politics doors never shut for new alliesVijayvargiya

first_imgKolkata: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya says the doors of NDA are “never shut for new allies” as there are no permanent enemies in politics. The BJP, he asserted, is in a position to win at least 30 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal as the people of the state are “fed up” with the misrule of TMC. But when asked whether the doors of NDA will be opened for Mamata Banerjee in a post poll scenario, Vijayvargiya told PTI in an interview that if she wants to return, then NDA would take a call whether to induct her or not. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja “These are speculative questions, we won’t give an answer to it. In politics there is never a permanent enemy. If she feels the situation is suitable and wants to return to NDA then we would take a call on it whether to induct her or not,” Vijayvargiya, who is also the BJP’s in charge of Bengal, said. Asked if the BJP will welcome Mamata Banerjee to the NDA if she rectifies her policy of alleged minority appeasement and on infiltration, Vijayvargiya said, “We can’t answer speculative questions. Our fight is against those who are disrespecting the country, our forces and its valour, and Mamata Banerjee is one of them and part of that alliance who have indulged in it. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway The present elections are being fought between “patriots” (deshbhakti) and “power mongers” (kursibhakti). Questioning armed forces to secure minority votes is shameful. We are fighting against it and we are fighting against her in West Bengal,” he said. After the formation of the TMC in 1998, it was part of the NDA from 1998-2006. Banerjee was also railway minister in the NDA cabinet. Earlier when Banerjee started her political career it seemed that she used to fight for the poor and oppressed. But now she has completely changed and now she shelters goons and is more interested in opposing country’s interest. She has gone in the wrong direction, Vijayvargiya charged. His comments comes in the backdrop of allegation by the opposition CPI(M)-Congress in Bengal, that both the TMC and BJP are engaged in a mock fight and TMC is the “trojan horse of BJP” in opposition camp. Modi in an interview last week has said that the Trinamool Congress supremo sends him kurtas, which she chooses personally for him, and Bengali sweets, every year. When asked whether the BJP-led NDA would remain open for new allies in post poll scenario, he said the decision regarding it would be taken by senior NDA leaders. “The decision regarding it would be taken by senior NDA leaders. But the doors of NDA are never shut for anyone. If in future (post poll) some one (party) wants to join us then NDA leaders will take a call,” the 62 year old BJP leader said. Maintaining that the BJP would win much higher number of seats than 2014, he refuted as baseless the speculation that someone else might be propped up as PM candidate in case NDA falls short of majority. “No one is even thinking of it. Nobody is even thinking that Modiji will not be re-elected a PM. The country has already decided that only Modiji will be the next PM and there is no need to even answer this question,” he said. He also mocked Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for running away from Varanasi out of “fear of defeat at the hands of Modi” and at the same time equated Congress president Rahul Gandhi with a “comedian”, whose statements act as comic relief and are not taken seriously by masses. Referring to Vadra’s decision against contesting from Varanasi against Modi, he said, “She got afraid and decided against contesting, out fear of defeat at the hands of Modiji,”. Speaking on Rahul Gandhi’s call to defeat the BJP, Vijayvargiya, said the more he address public meetings the higher the number of seats BJP’s would win the polls. “The more he campaigns, the better for Modiji. As people of this country don’t take him seriously. His statements are good for entertainment, just like comic relief,” he said. Asked whether nominating Sadhvi Pragya from Madhya Pardesh in the Lok Sabha polls would send out a wrong message, Vijayvargiya said Sadhvi Pragya was allegedly tortured by the UPA government just to establish that there is “Hindu terror” in the country. “She was tortured just to establish the terminology of Hindu terror in this country which was coined by P Chidambaram, Digvijay Singh. So I thinks it’s a good opportunity to decide, as people now have a choice to make. As whoever thinks there is Hindu terror would go with Digvijay Singh and those who think there is nothing called Hindu terror would vote for Sadhvi Pragya,” he said. When asked to react to allegations that the BJP doesn’t respect its senior leaders like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, he said there is a rule in the party that those above 75 should not be given ticket. “Not giving ticket doesn’t mean that we don’t respect our senior leaders. We respect our senior leaders and they are part of our Margdarshak Mandal,” he said. Holding that “opposition alliance is on its death bed”, Vijayvargiya said the BJP would form the next government with a bigger majority. Suggesting that the TMC government might not complete its full term till 2021 as it will face existential crisis post Lok Sabha elections, Vijayvargiya said the “political career of Banerjee is short lived”. “The existence of this state government is a at stake. In Bengal a authoritarian rule in going on. Several ministers, MLAs and senior leaders of TMC are not happy in the party and they are in constant touch with us. And as soon as we win 25-30 seats in Bengal, those who are disgruntled would leave the party and would join us,” he said.last_img read more

El Othmani Assesses Progress of Al Hoceima Road Projects

Rabat- El Othmani has arrived in Al Hoceima for the National Road Congress and examine all socio-economic projects in the region.A ministerial delegation including Minister of Employment Mohamed Yatim, Minister of Equipment and Transport Abdelkader Amara, and Government Spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi are also attending the congress’s 10th session, September 24-26.According to the state-owned press, Maghreb Arab Press (MAP), the congress is an opportunity to address region’s challenges in financial development. El Othmani’s visit is focused on the Al Hoceima “Manarat Al Mutawassit” development program involving the 148-kilometer Taza-Al Hoceima Expressway, which consists of three phases.The expressway, which cost MAD 135 million, is in its final phase of construction and is scheduled to be completed in January 2019.Other road projects include the construction of seven roads between Targuiste and Cala Iris and five between Issaguen and Khlalfa. The projects are expected to be finished by the end of 2019.The road projects will help improve Al Hoceima region’s socio-economic conditions and road safety, according to Amara.The “Manarat Al Mutawassit” regional development program is jointly financed by the Ministry of Transport and the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region. A total budget of MAD 6.5 billion has been allocated for the program.Read Also: Primary School Drop-out Rate in Rural Morocco Is 5.7%  Increasing potable water supplyWater programs to increase the supply of potable water are also part of “Manarat Al Mutawassit.”The head of Morocco’s National Office of Electricity and Drinking Water (ONEE) in the Fez region, Mohammed Berkia, announced in June that the office is adopting projects through 2035 to improve the potable water supply in Al Hoceima.Berkia noted that the projects will cost an estimated MAD 714 million. The government has budgeted MAD 900 million for the project, which will launch by the end of the year.The projects  include the treatment of seawater to be preserved in a tank with a capacity of 2,000 cubic meters. To increase water supply in the rural areas of the Rif region, 13 new dam reservoirs will be built at a cost of MAD 330 million.The implementation of the Al Hoceima “Manarat Al Mutawassit” program got off to a slow start, and a strategic vision was never integrated and shared by all stakeholders, according to the Court of Auditors. The court noted that most stakeholders at both central and local levels were significantly delayed in carrying out their duties for the Al Hoceima program.In October 2017, the King sacked several ministers and high officials who operated in the previous government lead by Abdelilah Benkirane over the program.Protests erupted in 2016 in Al Hoceima to condemn social disparities following the death of Mohcine Fikri, a local fishmonger who was crushed to death in a garbage truck while trying to save his goods that had been confiscated by authorities in Al Hoceima.In 2017, authorities arrested hundreds of protestors in the movement, known as the Hirak Rif, and 54 activists were sentenced from 1 to 20 years in jail in June. The activists have appealed, and their appeal is pending. read more

Elderly woman shaken after burglary by four masked men

first_imgAN ELDERLY WOMAN was left badly shaken after four masked men broke into her home in Antrim last night.Police in Northern Ireland said the burglary happened at around 8pm on Thursday night in Kells on a quiet rural road with few houses on it when the four men, who had their faces covered and were wearing dark clothing, entered the house.The men ransacked the entire house but it is believed that nothing was taken during the break-in.The women, who is in her 80s and was on her own, was not injured but was in shock afterwards.The PSNI have asked anyone with any information about the burglary to contact police in Northern Ireland.last_img

HP Envy Ultrabook 14 et 15 pouces lentrée de gamme élargit ses

first_imgHP Envy Ultrabook 14 et 15 pouces: l’entrée de gamme élargit ses horizonsAvec ses versions 14 et 15,6 pouces, le HP Envy Ultrabook est plutôt un ultrabook économique. Mais il faut dire que son design repose sur du plastique peu agréable.Cet ultrabook est un entrée de gamme, comme l’Envy Sleekbook également commercialisé par HP. Mais le Sleekbook possède un processeur AMD et coute 120 euros de moins, tandis que l’Envy Ultrabook possède un processeur Intel. Il vient compléter la gamme Envy, déjà riche de nombreux appareils, pour toutes les bourses et utilisations, avec notamment le Envy Spectre XT.Le HP ENVY Ultrabook 14″ fonctionne sous Windows 7 Premium 64-bit, son écran 14″ affichant une résolution de 1366 x 768 pixels. Il a 4 Go de RAM 1600MHz, 32 Go de cache mSATA et un disque dur 500 GB. En connectivité il propose du WiFi 802.11a/g/n, un port Gigabit Ethernet, 2 ports USB 3.0, un port USB 2.0, un slot SD et un port HDMI.Son épaisseur est de 19.8 mm. Il contient ne batterie capable de tenir 8 h sans recharge, des haut-parleurs Beats (et d’un subwoofer), une webcam TrueVision HD, et des technologies Intel Rapid Start, Identity Protection Technology, Smart Response et Smart Connect Technologies.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?La version 15.6 pouces a seulement un peu plus de batteries, avec 9 h d’autonomie. Tout le reste est identique : même l’écran, pourtant plus grand, a la même résolution (1366 x 768 pixels).Leurs sorties sont prévues pour le 9 mai, au prix respectif de 749.99 $ (580 euros environ) et 799,99 $ (un peu plus de 600 euros).Le 9 mai 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Trump says US will begin deporting millions

first_imgWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is threatening to deport millions of people living in the United States illegally, heralding a plan that could help energize his supporters just ahead of formally announcing his reelection bid.The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement next week will “begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States,” Trump said in a pair of tweets Monday night.“They will be removed as fast as they come in,” he wrote.An administration official said the effort would focus on the more than 1 million people who have been issued final deportation orders by federal judges but remain at large in the U.S. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to explain the president’s tweets.Other U.S. officials with knowledge of the preparations have said the operation was not imminent, and that ICE officials were not aware the president would make public sensitive law enforcement plans on Twitter. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.It is unusual for law enforcement agencies to announce raids before they take place. Some in Trump’s administration believe that decisive shows of force — like mass arrests — can serve as effective deterrents, sending a message to those considering making the journey to the U.S. that it’s not worth coming.last_img read more

Hiring standstill points to growing recession risk

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Employers added no jobs in August — an alarming setback for the economy that renewed fears of another recession and raised pressure on Washington to end the hiring standstill.Worries flared Friday after the release of the worst jobs report since September 2010. Total payrolls were unchanged, the first time since 1945 that the government reported a net job change of zero. The unemployment rate stayed at 9.1 percent.The dismal news two day before Labor Day sent stocks plunging. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 253 points, or more than 2 percent.Analysts say the economy cannot continue to expand unless hiring picks up. In the first six months of 2011, growth was measured at an annual rate of 0.7 percent.Companies are mostly keeping their payrolls intact. They’re not laying off many workers. But they’re not hiring, either. Without more jobs to fuel consumer spending, economists say another recession would be inevitable. Consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of economic growth.Like a wobbling bicycle, “you either reaccelerate or you fall over, said James O’Sullivan, chief economist at MF Global. “Something has to give.”last_img read more

ZombieLoad Attacks May Affect All Intel CPUs Since 2011 What to Do

first_imgUpdate 5:42 pm ET: Apple posted a support page with instructions on how to disable hyper-threading to fully protect your Mac from ZombieLoad, but warned that doing so could decrease performance by up to 40%. For more information, read our guide on how to disable the feature.  There’s a good chance your laptop is powered by an Intel CPU. If so, then you’ll need to update your computer immediately, after a class of vulnerabilities was discovered that allows attackers to steal data directly from your processor. The so-called ZombieLoad bug and three related vulnerabilities were unearthed by some of the same researchers who brought the critical Spectre and Meltdown flaws into the spotlight, and it shares many similarities to those bugs. MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 ZombieLoad and its kin affect every Intel processor made since 2011, which means all MacBooks, a large majority of Windows PCs, most Linux servers and even many Chromebooks are in the crosshairs. The bugs can even be used on virtual machines in the cloud.  But AMD and ARM chips do not appear to be affected by these latest flaws.Credit: IntelIntel, which calls this set of flaws Microarchitectural Data Sampling, or MDS, says select 8th Gen and 9th Gen CPUs are already protected against the flaw, and that all future CPUs will include hardware mitigation. (The researchers who discovered the flaws disagree with Intel and insist those chips are still affected.) “Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) is already addressed at the hardware level in many of our recent 8th and 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, as well as the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor Family,” Intel said in an official statement.  How the Attacks WorkLike Spectre, Meltdown and several other flaws discovered since, these four new distinct attacks — called ZombieLoad, Fallout, RIDL and Store-to-Leak Forwarding — exploit weaknesses in a widely used feature called “speculative execution,” which is used to help a processor predict what an app or program will need next in order to improve performance. The processor speculates, or tries to guess, which requests for operations it will receive in the near future (i.e, the next few milliseconds). The processor carries out, or executes, those operations before they are requested in order to save time when the requests are actually made. The problem is that by carrying out operations before they are actually needed, the CPUs put the results of those operations — i.e., data — in their own short-term memory caches. In various ways, Spectre, Meltdown and these latest four flaws all permit attackers to read that data directly from the processor memory caches. There’s a technical breakdown of the four new attacks here.An alarming proof-of-concept video shows how the ZombieLoad exploit can be executed to see which websites a person is viewing in real time. The vulnerabilities also open the door for attackers to nab passwords, sensitive documents and encryption keys directly from a CPU. “It’s kind of like we treat the CPU as a network of components, and we basically eavesdrop on the traffic between them,” Cristiano Giuffrida, a researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam who was part of the teams that discovered the MDS attacks, told Wired. “We hear anything that these components exchange.”Credit: Michael Schwartz/TwitterUpdate Right NowThere is some good news. Intel, Apple, Google and Microsoft have already issued patches to fix the flaws. So have many makers of Linux distributions. But you’re not out of danger until you’ve updated all of your Intel-based devices and their operating systems, which we strongly recommend doing right away. Read our guide on how to check for updates on your Mac or follow these steps to update your Windows 10 PC.Intel admitted that the most recent security patches will impact CPU performance by up to 3% on consumer devices and up to 9% on data-center machines, and Google is disabling hyper-threading (a method that splits cores to increase performance) in Chrome OS 74 to mitigate the security risks. But don’t let that dissuade you from manually forcing the update.Apple posted a support page explaining that the only way to fully mitigate the flaw is to disable hyper-threading, but that by doing so, you risk decreasing system performance by a staggering 40%, according to internal testing. Most people won’t need to take such extreme measures to protect their computers, but certain at-risk users, like government employees and business executives, might want want to take the precaution. If you fall into these groups or want extra reassurance, read our guide on how to disable hyper-threading on macOS (for Mojave, High Sierra and Sierra).    Bottom LineUnfortunately, researchers believe that vulnerabilities related to speculative execution will continue to surface far into the future. We can only cross our fingers that these flaws are quickly patched, but once they are, it’s up to you to make sure your devices have all been updated to the latest, most secure versions.Meltdown and Spectre: How to Protect Your PC, Mac and PhoneWhat Is a TPM? How This Chip Can Protect Your Data9 Tips to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Phillip Tracy, Author Bio Phillip Tracy, center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeComputerWorldBrandPost: Influencers Weigh in on How to Balance IT, End-User Technology NeedsComputerWorldUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndo247 SportsThese Redesigned NFL Helmets Are Better Than the Real Thing247 SportsUndoRealtor.comJeffrey Epstein’s $56 Million Mansion Could Become a Real-Estate NightmareRealtor.comUndoCBS NewsMet Gala 2019: Red Carpet Looks From The Annual FundraiserCBS NewsUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer.last_img read more

Walmart Is Using AI to Prevent Checkout Theft

first_imgJune 24, 2019 In a bid to cut down on theft and mistakes, Walmart is using artificial intelligence hooked up to cameras monitoring checkouts to ensure every item in your cart is scanned and paid for. This is already happening at over 1,000 Walmart stores.As Business Insider reports, the system is known internally as Missed Scan Detection and uses computer vision to monitor both manned and self-checkout areas at each store. The system is able to detect when an item goes unscanned, or is mis-scanned, and reports the fault to a checkout attendant who can then approach and rectify the problem.According to Walmart spokeswoman LeMia Jenkins, “Walmart is making a true investment to ensure the safety of our customers and associates … Over the last three years, the company has invested over half a billion dollars in an effort to prevent, reduce and deter crime in our stores and parking lots. We are continuously investing in people, programs and technology to keep our stores and communities safe.”When store inventory disappears without being paid for it’s known as “shrink.” This can happen through theft or mistakes and retailers are obviously very keen to reduce it as much as possible. If Walmart experiences the average for US retailer shrink rates, then it’s losing roughly $4 billion a year. With that in mind, you can see why heavy investment and embracing AI to reduce shrink is worthwhile for the company.One of the companies supplying Walmart with the computer vision tech required to make checkout monitoring possible is Everseen. According to Everseen CEO Alan O’Herlihy, “People make mistakes … In terms of shrinkage, or loss, that’s the main source.” And if you’re wondering which item causes the most problems, it’s milk. O’Herlihy explains, “People find it hard to scan milk … Sometimes they get frustrated and they just don’t scan it.” 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » This story originally appeared on PCMaglast_img read more

Its a JOKE MPs slam crawling boneshaker trains on CreweDerby line

first_imgMeir Railway Station She told MPs: “There is a lack of joined-up thinking by rail companies on the services and timing of trains. Trains are too infrequent, often overcrowded and ​stop too early in the evening. There is also confusion and a perception of unfairness about charges.” The current franchise on the Crewe-Derby line comes to an end in March. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Broadway Station, in Meir, in the 1960s Stoke-on-Trent South MP Jack Brereton said: “Many of the current services are totally inadequate and do not cater for the needs of our area. We need to see longer trains and more frequent services to better meet the needs of passengers. “I also want to see stations reopen at Meir and Fenton and a more accessible station at Longton for everyone. It is essential that we use the investment we have secured with the Transforming Cities Fund to better join up local public transport to every community and improve facilities at Stoke Station.” Read More’I’m being chased by bailiffs…’ – Driver Philip lands fine after using app to top-up parking on this Stoke-on-Trent car park Newcastle MP Paul Farrelly says services on the Crewe-Derby line are a ‘joke’. He told MPs: “Anyone who has taken the slow, crawling bone-shaker of a ride from Stoke-on-Trent to Crewe well knows what I mean. It is a joke – but it is no joke. It takes up to half-an-hour to travel the 15 miles to Crewe and another 50 minutes or more to traverse the 35 miles to Derby. That is an hour and 20 minutes, if you are lucky, to travel 50 miles in this day and age – practically what it takes to get from Stoke-on-Trent to London.” Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth said: “The lack of capacity on the Crewe-Derby route is a matter of regular complaints from my constituents. The size of trains, often consisting of just one carriage, is frequently insufficient to meet the needs of passengers. Read More’We could have been killed!’ – Couple’s shock as 60mph winds sees trampoline fly 50 metres before landing on car “The problem is particularly acute at peak times as well as on race days as revellers on the way to Uttoxeter Races find themselves squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder throughout the corridors and vestibules.” Congleton MP Fiona Bruce recently held a surgery with angry Northern Rail passengers – and this time hit out at timetabling and ticket prices for passengers in Alsager. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Driver named following fatal collision An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: “We are fully supportive of the drive to push for improvements on the Crewe-Derby line. There has been a huge increase in passenger numbers on many regional routes, such as Crewe-Derby, and now more carriages are needed for our network to improve capacity and provide a better service on these routes which play a crucial role in connecting local communities.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailRail services through North Staffordshire have been slammed by MPs – especially ‘crawling bone-shaker’ trains on the Crewe-Derby line. The region’s politicians took over a Westminster Hall debate to call for more frequent services, longer trains and better timetabling. There were also calls to improve Longton railway station, make greater use of Longport railway station, and reopen the former stations at Meir and Fenton. It comes as Stoke-on-Trent City Council is in the running for a share of £840 million from the Transforming Cities Fund to bring trams back to the Potteries for the first time in 90 years. last_img read more

5 inexpensive and creative ideas for Valentines Day

first_img2. At-Home RestaurantCreate a restaurant at home. This one is great for just staying in and spending time with one another and not breaking the bank at a restaurant.3. Homemade TreatsMake cookies or cupcakes at home instead of getting the Valentine treats from stores or other expensive treats, and it’s a great alternative to the mainstream chocolates that are usually given. These treats are filled with love and are bound to make anyone feel a little sweeter on Valentine’s Day. You can easily make heart-shaped cupcakes in a regular muffin tin, even if you do not have any themed cookie cutters or baking pans.4. Potted Plant vs Flowers: Consider a potted plant, especially if your partner is an avid gardener. Not only will it last year-round, but potted plants tend to be less expensive than cut flowers. Some stores offer potted miniature rose plants or other flowering plants. It’s a different approach and there is a ton of variety.5. PicnicPlan a picnic if the weather is nice. You supply the food and drink and a nice blanket. Find your favourite place and just hang out. This is great, as many don’t stop and just relax, especially with the person they love.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why don’t you show that special someone how much you care?Valentine’s Day is a once-a-year day that is dedicated to romance, with many people giving cards, letters, flowers or presents to their spouse or partner.However, there are many loving, caring and generally great people out there who simply can’t think of a single romantic thing to do, let alone create the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience for their loved one. Not many of us can afford expensive gifts or dinner, so here are 5 cheap and creative  ideas for you to try on Valentine’s Day…1. DIY Gift Basket – Everyone loves a gift basket, but it can be expensive to buy one, so here is how you can recreate your own unique Valentine’s basket. Look for Valentine’s Day themed coffee mugs, or red and white (or pink) dishes, and other decorations. This is great, as they are practical and last a long time.Then simply fill these with your partner’s favourite treats or products, wrap with coloured cellophane and you have your very own gift basket. It’s a lovely Valentine’s gift for less than half the cost from a florist or gift store, and thought was put into it.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content September 5, 2014 — Management of Sapheneia LLC and Sapheneia Commercial Products AB won the final two cases in Swedish Appeals Court. Sapheneia was represented by Setterwalls, one of Sweden’s leading full service law firms, which had previously won all lower court decisions for Sapheneia.ContextVision’s 2014 Q2 Reports states, “All legal processes related to Sapheneia and individuals linked to the company have finally come to an end.”Dr. Patrick Sewell Sr., the retired founder of Sapheneia, stated, “I am very excited after almost a decade of litigation and wasted resources to see the completion of this issue between both companies. In my opinion there was no net benefit to the shareholders and/or investors of either company since any decisions affecting this case were only relevant in Sweden and no other countries. Sapheneia Inc. is the undisputed owner of its state of the art Clarity product line and looks forward to releasing new products now that this litigation has been completed.”Sapheneia is an American global technologies company that specializes in diagnostic and analytical image processing solutions, among other innovative products. The solutions provided by Sapheneia range from dose reduction services for X-ray and computed tomography (CT) to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) solutions for multi-modalities ranging from interventional angiography, CT to ultrasound. It is the first and largest non-OEM company dedicated to radiation dose reduction through image quality enhancement at the lowest cost possible.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 Mirion Showcases Instadose2 Wireless Dual Detector Dosimeter at AAPM and AHRA Featuring dual detectors, the Instadose2 dosimeter addresses international requirements for independent deep [Hp(10)]… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 15, 2019 | Niki Fitousi, Ph.D., and An Dedulle Can CT Image Truncation Cause False Dose Alerts? One of the main benefits of a radiation dose management system is the possibility to automatically generate alerts when… read more Figure 1: Example of an intentionally truncated CT image. The truncation percentage was calculated as the ratio of the patient border touching the field of view to the total patient border (red/(read+blue)). Image courtesy of Qaelum. News | Advanced Visualization | July 03, 2019 TeraRecon Unveils iNtuition AI Data Extractor Artificial Intelligence (AI) and advanced visualization company TeraRecon announced its new iNtuition AI Data Extractor… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more center_img Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Technology | Radiation Dose Management | July 11, 2019 Fluke Biomedical Introduces RaySafe 452 Survey Meter Radiation measurement often requires different devices for varying applications, adding to the cost and complexity of… read more News | Radiation Dose Management | July 09, 2019 Radcal Exhibits Accu-Gold Touch Systems at AAPM 2019 Radcal Corp. will be presenting the new Accu-Gold Touch platform, a multi-analyzer the company says is the latest in X-… read more News | September 05, 2014 Sapheneia Wins Two Appeals Court Cases, Completes All Litigation With ContextVision Feature | Advanced Visualization | July 02, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis Augmented Reality Versus 3-D Printing for Radiology Three-dimensional (3-D) printing and… read more A 3-D printed model (left) and a model constructed in augmented reality (right), both of a kidney with a tumor. In both models, the kidney is clear; the tumor is visible in purple on the AR model and in white on the 3-D printed model. Photo courtesy of Nicole Wake, Ph.D.last_img read more