Prince Harry spotted visiting Meghan Markle in Toronto preEaster weekend

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook It’s not the first time he’s visited the Suits star in the Canadian city, however, with early reports about the couple’s relationship stating he secretly flew into the 6 for a pre-Halloween bash with his love.READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement The royal has landed!After quietly making trips to visit each other for months, Prince Harry has been photographed in Toronto for the first time, visiting girlfriend Meghan Markle.E! News has published photos of Harry arriving at Meghan’s Toronto home Wednesday night, carrying a duffel and clad in a cap. Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Between the Peace Tower and the teepee A Tribe Called Reds DJ

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsOn the eve of Canada’s 150th birthday, at the spot with the biggest planned celebration, the Mountie wouldn’t say whether he was proud to be Canadian.“No comment,” said the officer after Ian Campeau, aka DJ NDN from A Tribe Called Red, asked him if he was proud of being Canadian.“Are you proud of being Canadian? It’s Canada Day,” said Campeau, microphone in hand and face to face with the Mountie, between the reoccupy teepee and Parliament Hill’s Peace Tower, while pop star Alessia Cara rehearsed on the main stage. “No comment? So you have no comment about being proud of being Canadian. Nobody wants to be proud of being Canadian anymore, see how powerful words are, they are making police scared of saying they are proud to be Canadian on fucking Canada Day, people.”Moments before, Campeau was holding court with the microphone.  Gesturing toward the Peace Tower, he said the sandstone bricks of Parliament Hill were taken from a quarry containing the bones of Algonquin ancestors.“This is literally built from bones, this is a mausoleum,” said Campeau.Campeau said celebrating Canada was also celebrating oppression.“The idea of Canada can’t exist without the oppression of Indigenous people. You can’t have Canada without the oppression of Indigenous peoples….A lot of the people that think they are proud of Canada need to understand they are proud of …white supremacy.”Grandmother Jocelyn Iahtail smudges RCMP officer Friday at reoccupy camp on Parliament Hill.Campeau was on Parliament Hill in support of the Bawating water protectors from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and the “ceremonial reoccupation” of the grounds. The RCMP allowed for the raising of a teepee to the west of the main stage on Thursday following several hours of negotiations triggered by nine arrests and a confrontation at Parliament Hill’s eastern gate.Tensions resurfaced Friday after the reoccupy members attempted to erect a second structure made of a tarp and plastic poles to provide shelter from the rain which fell incessantly throughout much of the day.“We are trying to put up shelter, for our guests on stolen Algonquin land, that is all we are trying to do is shelter our guests,” said Fred Stoneypoint, one of the reoccupy organizers. “They are not afraid of structures, they are actually afraid of Indigenous structures, Indigenous community structures.”The RCMP officers, along with some members of the OPP and the Ottawa police, eventually confiscated the plastic tent poles, but in exchange provided a Budget rental truck to shelter the reoccupy camp’s supplies from the rain.(Police officers stand by confiscated plastic tent poles.)Jocelyn Iahtail, a grandmother and one of the lead spokespersons for the grassroots reoccupy group, said she agreed to the truck to support “several” fasters who were inside the teepee.“That is so all their things are protected. We show them love and kindness that way,” said Iahtail.Earlier in the day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife visited the teepee site and stayed for about 30 minutes.His visit followed a remarkable turnaround by the RCMP which allowed the raising of the teepee on Thursday evening after a tense standoff which began on Wednesday when the reoccupy group tried to enter the Parliament Hill grounds with wooden teepee poles.The RCMP and Parliament Hill security guards initially blocked passage by pushing back against the poles carried by the reoccupy supporters.  The Mounties eventually set up barricades and allowed the teepee to be set up inside the eastern gate of Parliament Hill.Then, in a move that surprised reoccupy organizers, the Mounties agreed to let the teepee onto the main grounds of Parliament Hill to the west of the main stage.Stoneypoint said the teepee was a good first step, but he wanted the Mounties to allow the lighting of a sacred fire. When the RCMP initially allowed the teepee onto the main grounds, they said a fire would not be permitted.“We would like to see firewood so we could carry out our sacred ceremony,” said Stoneypoint.It was unclear Friday evening whether there would be an attempt to light the fire.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Five Descriptions of Morocco in Contemporary Online Literature

Rabat – While it’s possible to explore Morocco in person, an alternative is traveling through literature. Online literary magazines are some of the best places to find current stories about experiences in Morocco, an ancient nation, in the 21st century.Below is a list of contemporary nonfiction that take the reader through Moroccan streets. Items on the list are organized first by title, then excerpt, summary, and finally info on the writer.! – The Back Lanes of Tangier“Wandering through the market, I collect a collage of vivid images. A butcher has made a colorful curtain of entrails, creating mellow stripes of all textures. Camera-shy Berber tribeswomen are in town today selling goat cheese wrapped in palm leaves. A man lumbers through the crowd pushing a ramshackle cart laden with a huge side of beef. He makes a honking sound, and I think he’s just being funny. But it isn’t the comical beep-beep I’d make behind a wheelbarrow. Small-time shipping is his livelihood, the only horn he has is his vocal chords, and he is on a mission.” As a solo traveler, Rick Stevens spends his birthday observing the alleys of the city of Tangier, in northern Morocco. He depicts everyday life in the city’s grimy, hustle-and-bustle streets which are both old-fashioned and modern. Already a travel writer, Stevens has a gift for capturing curious surroundings in a way that puts the reader in the middle of the active but chipper old medinah.Rick Steves writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio. He is the author of Travel as a Political Act.2 – Detained in the Sahara“We were not at the international border. We were in the middle of nowhere, and it was hard to discern on whose authority these fellows were detaining us. But they had guns—pistols holstered in their belts—and when they asked for our passports, we complied. They looked the passports over very carefully, and then their leader singled me out.”This is a short but humorous story from American writer Bill Donahue, who is in a group selected for an ID check. Though he has reason to be intimidated by the officers in the desert — they have guns — they seem to be genuinely interested in him in the way that many policemen are curious about the foreigners who choose to explore Morocco.Bill Donahue is a writer for Outside, Harper’s, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications.3 – Trekking the High Atlas, Taking the Pain“All along the way we had met, talked to, and enjoyed the hospitality of Berbers who had spoken to me in the hope that I would tell the world about their need of roads, hospitals, and schools. Falling from pack animals was no rare event in their parts. Living with the resulting pain and even disability was also common. Quitting now would mean letting down the people I had come to Morocco to write about.”In the mountains as an assignment for National Geographic, Jeffrey Taylor wanders through scenes of Morocco’s quiet, natural side: Jbel Mgoun and Jbel Toubkal, the eastern High Atlas, the  Tichka Plateau, and more. While on his trip, Taylor takes a serious tumble and debates with himself whether he should continue the journey or go no further. Taylor meets caring people of humble means from villages nearby.Jeffrey Tayler is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and the author of six books, including River of No Reprieve: Descending Siberia’s Waterway of Exile, Death, and Destiny. His latest is Murderers in Mausoleums. His second book “Facing the Congo”ranked No. 28 on World Hum’s Top 30 Travel Books of all time. He was the subject of a World Hum interview.4 – The Groove of Routine“In the morning I walk the hilly, winding roads, paint peeling from shutters and walls, elegant balconies fallen into disrepair. The sans serif lettering on the businesses describe a 1950s heyday unmatched since. I pass a motorcycle held together by packing tape. Every day the same old man is sharpening knives on a whetstone spun by what looks like a stationary bicycle.”This piece is one of five from a small collection of essays called A Travelogue in Five Parts By Nicholas Kulish. The backstory is, Nicholas Kulish spent more than half a decade tracing the path of Aribert Heim, a Nazi concentration camp doctor who fled postwar justice in Germany. The research for his book on Heim, The Eternal Nazi, co-authored with Souad Mekhennet, led him to Denmark, Austria, Egypt, Morocco, and across Germany. Other entries from his travels are available online at Believer Magazine.Nicholas Kulish is the East Africa correspondent for the New York Times. His latest book is The Eternal Nazi.5 – My Vagina in Morocco“We proceed across the shady town outskirts in downbeat silence. There are late stirrings in households around us, windows squeaking open, babies’ cries. During the Ramadan fasting month, folks are obliged to rise before dawn to take a meal prior to sunrise. The ballyhoo in the street at 4:45 AM this morning woke, shocked, and excited us. What a thing, to parade the streets, banging drums in the darkness, hollering reminders to eat before the next fifteen hours of going without. The morning staff at the riad explained that people take a simple meal and return to sleep until the first call of the muezzin. Muslims often rest throughout the morning during Holy Month in the summer season—“unless our job is to serve the breakfast to guests,” the waiter tiredly added, placing glass bowls of yogurt and fruit salad before us.”Mindela Ruby travels with her husband from Madrid to Casablanca, describing seeing, for the first time, Chefchaouen, the Call to Prayer, a friendly local guide, relics of colonization, Ramadan, Fes, and more of Morocco’s ancient, majestic beauty alongside another aspect of her experience, symptoms of an infection. Ruby makes doctor visits on her vacation, not allowing her medical troubles to ruin the land of a thousand Kasbahs:  “And I, giggling and swaying alongside him to the next song, begin reclaiming what some enterprising candida fungi almost stole from me—the dizzying exultation, in all its complexity, of Morocco.”Ruby is the author of Mosh It Up (2014) and has also published poetry and short prose in journals including Rivet, WomenArts Quarterly, East Bay Review, Frigg, Arcadia, and Foliate Oak. She is a contributor to the new anthology Unmasked. Her poetry has been Pushcart and Best of the Net nominated. She completed a Ph.D. at the University of California. read more

Conference Board taking cautious view on oil prices

CALGARY — The Conference Board of Canada says it’s taking a cautious view of crude prices, even though they’ve improved substantially since the beginning of the year.The key U.S. benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, has been hovering around the US$60 mark for the past few months after dipping as low as US$44 in January.The Ottawa-based economic think-tank expects WTI to gradually recover over the next few months, but remain below US$65 a barrel even by the end of 2015.Why nobody will win in this shoving match between oil’s superpowersOil rollercoaster to continueThat’s welcome in Canada’s oil industry, where many drillers can’t make ends meet with oil below US$50 and still struggle in the US$60 range.The board says although a drop back to US$50 a barrel is unlikely, the days of US$100 crude are becoming an increasingly distant memory.There are risks that could cause a pullback, like high U.S. inventory levels, greater Saudi production and a surge in U.S. shale production. read more

Texas shooter bought gun in private sale after ban due to mental

Seth Aaron Ator is pictured in Odessa, Texas, in this undated handout photo provided by the Odessa Police Department on September 3, 2019. (Odessa Police Department/Handout via REUTERS) The gunman who killed seven people and wounded 23 others in a rampage across West Texas on Saturday obtained the assault-style rifle used through a private sale after he was banned from having a firearm because he was diagnosed with a mental illness, media reported.The gunman, identified as Seth Aaron Ator, 36, carried out the shooting spree in the neighboring cities of Midland and Odessa, shortly after he was fired from his trucking job. He called local emergency 911 responders and then an FBI tip line to make rambling statements, but did not threaten to commit violence, officials said.After the calls, Ator opened fire on civilians and police officers in a roving series of shootings, at one point hijacking a U.S. Postal Service truck before dying in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement, police said.Ator bought the assault-style rifle through a private sale after being prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because he had been diagnosed with a mental illness by a clinician, ABC news reported, citing federal and local law enforcement. Private firearm sellers are not required to run background checks on potential buyers, but they are not allowed to sell a weapon to a person who has been flagged by law enforcement under federal law.Democrats in Congress want to close such loopholes that allow certain people to sell firearms without requiring background checks, such as in sales conducted online, at gun shows or out of their homes.Ator had been rejected when he tried to buy a gun and his name was run through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, said John Wester, assistant special agent in charge of the Dallas office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.President Donald Trump called the Odessa-Midland shooter “a very sick person,” but said increased background checks on gun buyers would not have prevented many mass shootings in the United States in the past few years.Trump said last month he had spoken to the National Rifle Association gun rights group about closing loopholes in background checks, but he did not want to take away the constitutional right to own guns.The rampage followed the Aug. 3 shooting in El Paso, Texas, by a man from the Dallas area, in a massacre that killed 22 people. El Paso is about 255 miles (410 km) west of Midland. read more

Brock website down for maintenance on Feb 16

On the morning of Tuesday Feb. 16, while the campus is quiet for Brock President’s Day, the University’s website brocku.ca will be temporarily inaccessible while technicians carry out maintenance.The shutdown is expected to last about two hours, and take place sometime before noon.

World Cup Uruguay top Group A Russia second after 30 defeat

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related#WC2018: Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out matchJune 15, 2018In “Sports”World Cup: Messi’s Argentina lose 0-3 to CroatiaJune 21, 2018In “Sports”Russia thump Saudi Arabia to launch #WC2018 in styleJune 14, 2018In “Sports” Edinson Cavani of Uruguay attempts a free kick (Getty Images)SAMARA, Russia (AFP) — Uruguay beat 10-man Russia 3-0 today to top World Cup Group A with three wins out of three as the host nation qualified for the next round in second place.Luis Suarez opened the scoring in the 10th minute and the South Americans extended their lead with the help of a Denis Cheryshev own goal midway through the first half.Edinson Cavani added a late third. read more

WC 2011s ideal lineup chosen – Karabatic MVP

On the IHF conference for media, before the third place match in Malmo, according to the WC 2011 statistics, about which we will write later, the ideal lineup for the World Championship has been chosen, which is to be ended today with the final match between France and Denmark (17h). The MVP, or the Most Valuable Player, is the Nikola Karabatic.Goalkeeper: Thierry Omeyer (France)Left Wing: Harvard Tvedten (Norway)Left Back: Mikkel Hansen (Denmark)Middle Back: Dalibor Doder (Sweden)Right Back: Alexander Petersson (Iceland)Right Wing: Vedran Zrnic (Croatia)MVP: Nikola Karabatic (France) ← Previous Story WC 2011 Final: French “Experts” ready to break Wilbek’s “playstation”? (Sunday 17h) Next Story → FRANCE – Simply the BEST! read more

Trinity society says no bullying or humiliation took place at alleged hazing

first_img File photo of Trinity College Dublin 11 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Trinity society says ‘no bullying or humiliation’ took place at alleged hazing event The Knights of the Campanile are at the centre of a bugging controversy. By Órla Ryan 14,120 Views Tuesday 2 Apr 2019, 2:36 PM THE COLLEGE SOCIETY at the centre of a bugging controversy has denied any bullying or humiliation took place at an alleged ‘hazing’ event.Last month it emerged that Trinity College Dublin had launched two separate investigations after reporters from one of the university’s student newspapers planted a recording device outside a student’s on-campus apartment.On 15 March, the University Times published a story about an initiation ceremony held by the Knights of the Campanile in February.“Raised voices could be heard from outside the building as members were taunted, jeered at, and instructed to “bend over”, “get in the shower” and “start whispering insults in each other’s ears”,” the article claimed.Reporters from the newspaper left a recording device, which was later discovered, outside the apartment of the society’s president.TCD previously confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it was carrying out investigations into the alleged bugging and hazing incidents.In a statement released yesterday, the Knights of the Campanile described the relevant articles in the University Times as “somewhat misleading and improper”. It has been alleged that ‘hazing’ – a term denoting bullying and/or humiliation at initiation ceremonies occurred at a private party, given in his private rooms, hosted by the Knights’ President to welcome new Knights in College.“I am assured by the President that bullying and/or humiliation played no part in the evening’s proceedings,” Peter Ledbetter, the society’s master, said in a statement to members.‘We take our work seriously’ Ledbetter described the covert recording of proceedings by the University Times as “disturbing” and “an invasion of privacy”.The newspaper is standing over its actions, saying they were carried out in the public interest.Editor Eleanor O’Mahony previously told TheJournal.ie that on the night in question the student journalists had not planned on using the recording device but did so because “one of our reporters had it on hand”.O’Mahony added that those involved in the report have no intention of stepping down and continue to stand over their work.“We take our work seriously. We’re happy to stand over our reporting,” she said.As a result of the incident, a petition has been launched to cut the newspaper’s funding as well as remove funding for the editor’s salary and accommodation from the TCD Students’ Union constitution.O’Mahony described the petition as “personally very disappointing”.The aftermath of controversy like this is not the time to make decisions about the long-term future of the paper.Trinity News – a separate college publication – called for the students involved in the story to face consequences as it claims their actions have “breached any code of journalistic ethics worth the name”.The NUJ Ethics Council released a statement in relation to the situation. It noted: “Ritual initiation ceremonies and degrading humiliation of novitiates are a danger to the general public… “It is right that the media should expose such groups for what they are and right that a student newspaper should expose a student society of this sort.”‘Elite, but not sexist’ In the statement, Ledbetter denied the society was behind the petition, noting: “I am assured that the petition was not, contrary to what some have suggested, instigated by the Knights in College.”He also denied that the all-male group is a so-called “secret society” or sexist, stating that the Knights have an all-female sister society called the Heraeans.Ledbetter added that the Knights are “elitist” but not in a “pejorative sense”.Knights are an elite in the same sense that scholars can be described as an elite. Both are appellations earned through excellence.“As ever, the criteria for election to the Knights remain: active high-level involvement in sport in College; participation in administration in the College Club promoting a specific sport; social skills to welcome sporting visitors to College,” the statement notes. With reporting by Adam Daly Short URL Image: Shutterstock/Rob Wilson Apr 2nd 2019, 2:36 PM Share29 Tweet Email2 File photo of Trinity College Dublin Image: Shutterstock/Rob Wilson https://jrnl.ie/4572951 last_img read more

Mother jailed after 8yearold son missed over 240 school days released to

first_img A DUBLIN MOTHER, who was given a three-week jail sentence after her eight-year-old son missed more than 240 school days over two years, has been released to appeal her case.The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education following a prosecution by Tusla, Child and Family Agency.Imposing the sentence on Monday, Judge Anthony Halpin did not accept the woman had been doing her best to get her child to school and the situation got worse since her trial in October when sentencing was adjourned.In the event of an appeal bail was set at €1,500.She has since signed the bail bond in the District Court and was released to appeal the outcome of the case in the Circuit Court.When he imposed the sentence the judge had said, “I’m not satisfied the defendant has got the message”.He added that she had, “not learned anything from the court hearing, the child is suffering and his development has been significantly affected”.A parent could be fined up to €1,000 and jailed for a month if convicted of breaking the Education (Welfare) Act for not complying with an official warnings about a child’s school attendance.Under the Act the minimum school leaving age was raised to 16 years or the completion of three years of post-primary education.The lone parent had been found guilty following a hearing on 8 October last and Judge Halpin noted her son’s school attendance continued to get worse.The west Dublin mother had been cleared of the same charge in relation to the child’s older sibling who was suspected of suffering from depression and anxiety.AbsenceThe boy had been absent from the school roll on 139 out of 175 days during the 2017-2018 year. That was a 79% absent rate.From September until the trial he not present on 13 days.Since the trial 2018-2019 year there were 134 school days and the boy had missed 90 of them, an absent rate of 67%, Judge Halpin was told.An education and welfare officer told the court, this “was going to have an obvious effect on teaching and learning” for the boy.She agreed there were concerns the woman failed to put in place a routine to ensure her son attended school. This had a knock-on effect on a speech and language service provided to the boy who attended five out of nine of those sessions since November.The school principal had given evidence of learning and development delay which was “inextricably linked” to the child’s attendance.Pleading for leniency, the defence said teachers agreed the boy was bright, enjoyed school and seemed happy.An older sibling of the boy was thought to have anxiety and depression and it had been difficult for the mother to get that child to school as well. Sometimes the eight-year-old boy mimicked that behaviour, counsel said.He had also needed to get his tonsils taken out, the court heard. Counsel said health problems impacted on the boy’s ability to go to school.The barrister said the woman was the sole carer for her children and was doing her best, the defence pleaded.Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. Image: Shutterstock/smolaw By Tom Tuite Short URL https://jrnl.ie/4585872 Apr 10th 2019, 4:45 PM Share4 Tweet Email5 Wednesday 10 Apr 2019, 4:45 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mother jailed after 8-year-old son missed over 240 school days released to appeal case The woman, who is in her 30s, was convicted at Dublin District Court of neglecting the boy’s education. No Comments 18,664 Views Image: Shutterstock/smolawlast_img read more

Local weather fanatics go where the action is

first_imgWant to get involved in Clark County’s weather-watching community? Try these sites:• Pacific Northwest Weather group on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/109882929060639/• Weekly forecast: http://www.columbian.com/weather/• The Columbian weather blog: http://www.columbian.com/weblogs/weather/• Fox KPTV-12 weather blog: http://fox12weather.wordpress.com/Matt Sloan peered slantwise at the sky as he slowly tugged the 10-foot-tall wind meter from his car.The 33-year-old, a paraeducator at Heritage High School, was bringing the gadget into a nearby building to be photographed, but from the grin on his face, it was easy to tell he’d rather be outside monitoring the weather.“Oh, the wind is picking up,” he said, looking eagerly at the spinning cups on top of the long yellow pole. “Usually, I’d be driving around with this sticking out through my sun roof.”It’s hard to go through an event like the snowstorm of 2008 or the Columbus Day storm of 1962 without it leaving a lasting impression on your mind. And with another La Niña winter looming, it’s certainly possible that the next memorable storm is on the horizon.Most people rely on the daily weather forecast to anticipate what’s coming, but for a few intrepid Clark County weather fanatics, the fun part is in gathering data and tracking storms yourself.For Sloan, that storm-chasing bug came early.He was only about 18 months old at the time, but he said he still vividly remembers the two massive windstorms that ripped through the area in November 1981.last_img read more

New SPICE Indian gaming industry event to be held in Goa in

first_img Six Indian casinos accused of owing a combined US$950 million in tax as bizarre GST on wagers debate rolls on Load More RelatedPosts “After the successful SBGI summit and exhibition last year, we hope to continue the dialogue with SPICE, which we hope will be received as a constructive initiative, presenting an opportunity to both the Indian government and regulator and the gambling and gaming industry,” said Yudi Soetjiptadi, Managing Director at Eventus International.SPICE 2019 will be held shortly before the national general elections, scheduled to be held in April to May 2019. Entertainment on the agenda in India as first details of SPiCE 2020 conference released Goa edging closer to shifting offshore casinos to land After a successful Sports Betting & Gaming India (SBGI) summit in Goa in February, Eventus International has announced the rebranded Strategic Platform for iGaming Conference & Exhibition (SPICE), scheduled to take place on the 26 and 27 February 2019 in Goa, India.The two-day event will delve into the impact and opportunities that comes with clear and well-defined legalized gambling. Presentations will discuss investment opportunities in online skill gaming and brick and mortar casinos, effective structuring of foreign investments and gaming businesses, responsible gambling and the player protection and the socio-economic and financial benefits of legalized gambling.last_img read more

Oh No Mygazines 20

first_imgOh boy. Not this again:—–Original Message—–From: NETWORKSent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 9:12 AMTo: Dylan StablefordSubject: Dropping you a note about landing at MygazinesPierre Bisaillon has sent you a message on FOLIO: mediaPROHi Dylan, Thanks for adding me as a friend.I wanted to let you know that I will now be heading up corporate and business development at Mygazines. Mygazines has had quite an interesting past 6 months as many of you are well aware.Over the coming months, my task will be to introduce their amazing technology and establish partnerships with publishers worldwide to finally help them monetize all these digital publishing investments.During the past year and a half, I worked with many wonderful publishers creating digital versions of their pubs but never had the means to take it past the presentation stage. Now we can take it further by providing a platform that answers the same question I heard again and again, “So what can I do with this thing?”Feel free to fire away with questions and, yes, darts if you like. As any of those that know me, I’ll do my best to answer what I can.I hope you stop by and see what we have coming up for the new year.ThanksPierrelast_img read more

Samsungs partnership with Microsoft helps them both take on Apple

first_imgSamsung is bringing more Microsoft software onto its phones. Angela Lang/CNET Samsung is bolstering its partnership with Microsoft through a new series of apps and features such as OneDrive storage for photos and better syncing between the phone and computer. The new features, designed for the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, will also help Samsung to better take on the iPhone. Samsung and Microsoft said they’ve worked together to offer features that make the Galaxy Note 10 phones work more easily with PCs. The phones will include Microsoft’s Your Phone app by default, allowing text messages to sync between a phone and a Windows-powered PC. People will be able to make and receive calls on the PC later this year too, Samsung said.  Samsung’s phones can also use Microsoft’s OneDrive service to store photos. And Microsoft’s popular Outlook email program, as well as its Office productivity suite of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, will be included with each Galaxy Note 10. Share your voice • See All Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple Comments Tags In the “anything you can do, I can do better” battle between Apple and Samsung, the iPhone maker has always had an upper hand with its software. Its handoff technology lets you start an email on an iPad and finish it on the Mac. Apple’s iWork productivity suite, including its Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet app and Keynote presentation software, is free to every Mac and iPhone user. And its iCloud Photo Library service is considered the best competitor to Google Photos.  With Microsoft, Samsung can begin to bridge that gap.  “The ability to take that magic between an iPhone and Mac and bring that to Samsung is big,” said Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi. The tie-up makes even more sense when you consider that most people tend to use whatever comes with their phone, she said. So using Outlook email by default will give Microsoft a boost. “Microsoft has always struggled to do well in mobile, and to have a strong mobile partner,” said Anshel Sag, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.  Microsoft may also benefit from offering access to Microsoft services in a way that’s not just through an app, but rather directly integrated into the phone. “It makes the Note a real productivity device,” Sag said. Microsoft will even begin selling Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 in its store. CNET’s Shara Tibken contributed to this report. reading • Samsung’s partnership with Microsoft helps them both take on Apple Satya Nadella Microsoft Samsung Apple New Galaxy S10 phones bring it Galaxy Fold is the most exciting phone we’ve seen in years Every camera lens and curve on the new Galaxy S10 phones What’s the difference in all the S10 models? Galaxy Buds with wireless charging arrive March 8 for $130 More from Samsung Samsung revamps its partnership with Microsoft 3:33 Now playing: Watch this: “From calls and text messages to emails and photos, we’re making these everyday experiences great and the interactions between all the devices seamless,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said while on stage at Samsung’s Unpacked launch event in New York on Wednesday.  This partnership, which expands on Microsoft’s previous work with Samsung, isn’t just a marriage of convenience, Nadella said. “The combination of Microsoft intelligent experiences and Samsung’s powerful, innovative new devices, like the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Book S, make this possible.” It’s also increasingly necessary. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mobile Tech Industry Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Samsung Event Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand 5last_img read more

N Korea talks going well Trump

first_imgDonald TrumpUS president Donald Trump said Tuesday talks with North Korea were making progress despite reports Kim Jong Un’s regime had stepped up its nuclear program after the two leaders held a historic summit.”Many good conversations with North Korea-it is going well!” he tweeted. “In the meantime, no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months.”All of Asia is thrilled. Only the Opposition Party, which includes the Fake News, is complaining. If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!”Trump’s comments came as his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to head back to North Korea on Thursday to flesh out the bare bones nuclear agreement signed by the two leaders during their summit meeting in Singapore last month.Trump has boasted that the statement resolved the old foes’ nuclear stand-off, but Pompeo has been tasked with nailing down details.There have been reports Kim’s regime has failed to honor its denuclearization pledge after the 12 June meeting.The Washington Post on Sunday quoted unnamed US officials who were briefed on intelligence findings that point to preparations for deceiving the United States, while NBC news has said Pyongyang is increasing its nuclear fuel production.Citing satellite imagery, a monitoring group last month said operations and infrastructure works were continuing at the North’s main Yongbyon nuclear site, while the Trump administration itself has cited “an unusual and extraordinary threat” from Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal to extend decade-long sanctions.A report in Axios on Monday suggested if talks go well, Trump could invite Kim to New York in September to continue the dialogue as the UN General Assembly gets under way.Separately, the US State Department confirmed that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had spoken by telephone to his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.Pompeo is due in North Korea for talks on a nuclear deal later this week, and his spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the issue came up in his conversation with Lavrov, along with the war in Syria and preparations for Trump’s summit with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.last_img read more

Report Warns About New White Supremacist Group Increasing Activity In Texas

first_img Share Patriot Front, a Texas-based group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) defines as white supremacist, is increasing its activity in several cities in the state, including Houston, according to a report that the ADL released this week.The group, a so- called alt-right organization, is led by 19-year-old Thomas Ryan Rousseau, according to the ADL.Patriot Front, which “espouses racism, anti-semitism and other types of hatred under the guise of preserving the “ethnic and cultural origins” of their European ancestors,”the report says, split from Vanguard America (VA) in late August 2017, several months after VA participated in a white supremacist rally on the capitol steps in Austin.Patriot Front uses flyers, banners and posters, as well as social media platforms –such as their Twitter account— to convey its messages.This nation is dying as a result of an overdose on politics as a solution to all ailments. Conventional politics has gotten us here. The blood in our veins and the soil at our feet is worth infinitely more than the ink on ballots or the careless words of career politicians. pic.twitter.com/u3Iy6J7Nqc— Patriot Front (@FrontPatriot) December 13, 2017Dena Marks, an associate director of the ADL’s Southwest Region office, said Patriot Front has been active for about four and a half months and “within the last few weeks, they’ve really ramped up their university activity in San Antonio, hanging banners at UTSA, at Trinity University and at a couple of community colleges.”Back in September, Patriot Front members attended an anarchist book fair held in Houston. They showed a banner that read “Blood and Soil” and they chanted extremist comments. In October, the group displayed a banner that read “For race and nation” on a Houston freeway overpass.Besides Houston and San Antonio, Patriot Front has been active in Austin, Dallas and San Marcos.last_img read more

Provision Healthcare Joins RayCare Clinical Partners

first_img Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD September 11, 2017 — Provision, located in Knoxville, Tenn., is the latest to partner with RaySearch Laboratories on the development of its next-generation oncology information system (OIS), RayCare.The global association of RayCare clinical partners now consists of, in order of entry:UMC Groningen (Groningen, the Netherlands);Iridium Kankernetwerk (Belgium);The University of California San Francisco (UCSF);MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston);University of Wisconsin–Madison; andProvision CARES Proton Therapy Centers.RaySearch’s clinical partners play a central role in the development of RayCare. They provide input on what an OIS should provide for various types of treatments, for different roles within healthcare teams and, ultimately, for patients. This input feeds into RaySearch’s development process, and new software versions are regularly provided to the partners so they can provide feedback on the implementation.The RayCare clinical partners encompass different types of cancer care providers. Provision brings a strong focus on developing, managing and operating comprehensive cancer centers featuring proton therapy, bringing know-how needed to provide the highest possible quality of cancer care.Niek Schreuder, vice president and chief medical physicist for Provision Healthcare, says: “For Provision, it is of great strategic importance for our Cancer CARE Network to have an integrated and efficient solution for patient treatment and care. RaySearch has the competence and innovative focus that Provision needs, and we share a vision of the future of cancer care.”RayCare integrates the high-performance radiation therapy algorithms available in RayStation treatment planning system and adds advanced features for clinical resource optimization, workflow automation and adaptive radiation therapy.Read the article “Oncology Information Systems Need to Integrate.”For more information: www.raysearchlabs.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. 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News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Oncology Information Management Systems (OIMS) | September 11, 2017 Provision Healthcare Joins RayCare Clinical Partners Tennessee cancer network will add expertise in proton therapy to development of next-generation oncology information system Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). 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Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation

first_img 5 treatments for adult scoliosis The United States isn’t alone in realizing Djibouti’s geopolitical significance at the junction between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean, two of the world’s busiest shipping routes.Members of the U.S. Congress, in particular, have taken note of China’s increased investments in airport, road, railway and port projects, demanding that the Obama administration raise concerns with Guelleh, whom they believe is becoming increasingly anti-democratic while cozying up to Beijing. Guelleh has been president for 16 years.“Djibouti’s strategic importance cannot be overstated,” Rep. Duncan Hunter of California said in a letter sent to Kerry on Tuesday.Late last month, another Republican congressman, Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey, wrote to Defense Secretary Ash Carter asking that he ensure unfettered U.S. access to counterterrorism assets at Lemmonier.“I am concerned with this,” said Smith, who heads a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, “because of China’s unprecedented investment in Djibouti and worrisome behavior by the country’s longtime leader.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Djibouti also is bracing for the potential arrival of thousands of refugees from across the Gulf of Aden. People of different nationalities are fleeing the fighting between Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels and Saudi-supported government forces.In part to thank the Djiboutian government for its support and to get a closer look at U.S. operations, Secretary of State John Kerry traveled there Wednesday. A day after becoming the first top American diplomat to visit Somalia, he’s likewise the first to make an appearance in tiny Djibouti, which encompasses an area the size of New Jersey and has less than 1 million people.Kerry will get together with President Ismail Omar Guelleh and Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf. He’ll then meet top U.S. military officials at Camp Lemmonier, which hosts thousands of U.S. troops, contractors and civilian workers as well as aerial drones that fly over Yemen and Somalia.The Washington Post recently reported that conditions at the base have become chronically dangerous, citing cases of air-traffic controllers sleeping on the job and making frequent errors. The Obama administration is pressing authorities to improve aviation safety, said the report, which cited documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Comments   Share   Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober DJIBOUTI (AP) — A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part of U.S. foreign policy.With U.S. ground forces out of Yemen amid a civil war, Djibouti is a launching pad for drone attacks on al-Qaida and other extremist groups as well as a key transit point for Americans trying to get home. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Kerry made unannounced trip to Somalia in a show of solidarity with the government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)n Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories The United States appears more content with Djibouti’s support for American citizens trying to get out Yemen amid continued fighting on the ground and the weight of a Saudi-led bombing campaign against the Houthis. Some 500 Americans have fled to Djibouti, with some 200 making their way from there to the United States. Others have remained in the country while they try to secure visas for family members or collect enough money for further travel expenses.The fighting in Yemen shows no signs of abating. Rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers. Meanwhile, hundreds of families fled the southern Yemeni city of Aden — it’s a boat ride away from Djibouti — after the Houthis advanced into their neighborhoods, firing indiscriminately as they took over surrounding, towering mountains. Saudi officials said “all options are open” as they weigh a response.Aid agencies are undertaking contingency planning for a prolonged conflict in Yemen that could prompt 30,000 people to flee to Djibouti this year, a challenge in a place that is already serving as home for more than 20,000 Somali refugees.last_img read more

The Week Ahead Will New Home Sales Rise Higher

first_imgThis Week’s ScheduleMonday, September 26New Home Sales for August 2016, 10 a.m.Tuesday, September 27Case-Shiller Home Prices for August 2016, 9 a.m.Consumer Confidence for September 2016, 10 a.m.Thursday, September 29Pending Home Sales for August 2016, 10 a.m. The Week Ahead: Will New Home Sales Rise Higher? September 25, 2016 532 Views New single-family home sales took a notable upturn in July, with the month becoming the best month for new sales since 2007, according to HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.The HUD/Census report showed that July sales leapt 12.4 percent over June, which recorded 582,000 sales, and 31.3 percent above last July. The median sales price of new houses sold in July was $294,600; the average sales price was $355,800.July’s numbers are the latest in a steady trend toward more new home sales overall, and some industry insiders think the trend is only going to continue.“Expect greater stability in the next few months,” said Tian Liu, chief economist at Genworth Mortgage Insurance. “We see tremendous growth potential in new home sales as housing demand continues to grow and the continued supply shortage of newer vintage homes.”Liu said that if anything will limit growth, it will be the limited supply of land and labor, and homebuilder’s focus on higher-price segments. Inventory shortage has been a drag on growth in many areas, particularly affecting new-to-market buyers who can’t compete with wealthier buyers in the bidding wars taking place.The new home sales report for August will be released on Monday, September 26 and the question remains whether or not this upturn will continue.To read more about July’s reported new home sales click HERE. Case-Shiller Home Prices for July 2016, Tuesday, September 27, 9 a.m.Single-family home prices have been steadily appreciating since bottoming out a little more than four years ago—in fact, June 2016 marked the 50th consecutive month of year-over-year home price appreciation, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices for June.The indices also offered a sign that price appreciation may be slowing. June marked the fifth consecutive month that year-over-year price appreciation was either flat or slower compared with the previous month. June’s national rate of appreciation was 5.1 percent, unchanged from May; the 10-city composite index posted an over-the-year increase of 4.3 percent in June, down from 4.4 percent in May; and the 20-city composite index reported a year-over-year increase of 5.1 percent in June, down from 5.3 percent in May.“Though this is a sign that the U.S. housing market continues to stabilize, homebuyers are still being challenged as prices outpace income growth yet again,” Trulia Chief Economist Ralph McLaughlin said.The Pacific Northwest experienced the strongest year-over-year price appreciation in June with more than 10 percent. Among the 20-city composite index, the three cities with the highest year-over-year price gains were Portland (12.6 percent), Seattle (11 percent), and Denver (9.2 percent). Even with the slower national appreciation, six out of the 20 cities reported greater year-over-year price appreciation in June than in May.“Prices in last month’s three hot markets (Portland, Seattle, and Denver) continue to lead the pack with increases between 9.2 percent to 12.6 percent,” McLaughlin said.  “Though Western markets dominate U.S. price growth, San Francisco continues to show a noticeable cooldown. Home prices in the City by the Bay increased of 6.4 percent, which is the smallest annual gain since August 2012. The continued slowdown suggests the San Francisco housing market might start looking more ‘normal’ by the end of the year, but the market still has a long way to go before most Bay Area homebuyers would agree.”The latest Case-Shiller report is release on Tuesday, September 27.To read more about the Case-Shiller June report click HERE.center_img Case-Shiller New Home Sales The week ahead 2016-09-25 Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Headlines, News Sharelast_img read more

Rates Spike While FICO Scores Decline

first_imgRates Spike While FICO Scores Decline While 30-year notes rose in January, average FICO scores on refinances dropped across the board, according to the latest Origination Insight Report by Ellie Mae.“Rates continued to increase in January and with that we began to see an uptick in adjustable rate mortgages, a trend that we will watch throughout the year,” said Jonathan Corr, President and CEO of Ellie Mae. “Additionally, FICO scores began to drop slightly across the board while closing rates remained high as homebuyers locked in rates to close their loans.”Ellie Mae reported that FICO scores dropped from 726 in December to 722 in January overall. Conventional refinance FICO scores dropped from to 732 from 739; FHA refinance FICOs dropped three points to 651; and VA refinance FICO scores dropped two points to 707. Refinances represented 47 percent of closed loans in the month, up slightly from 46 percent the month prior.Home loans for purchases also dipped slightly in January, down from 54 percent in December to 53 percent. Closing rates for all loans were also down 1 percent from December’s 73.2 percent. Refinance closing rates decreased 2 percent to 67.9 percent, while purchase closing rates remained mostly flat near 77 percent.Originations remained flat across the board from December. The debt-to-income ratio for all closed loans was 25/39, and the loan-to-value ratio remained at 78.One increase, though equally mild, was the average time it took to close all loans‒‒51 days in January, up from 50 days in December. The time to close a refinance increased to 53 days while, time to close a purchase held at 48 days. Ellie credited the holiday season with the blips.According to Ellie Mae, the Origination Insight Report retrieves its application data from a robust sampling of approximately 75 percent of all mortgage applications that were initiated on the Encompass® all-in-one mortgage management solution. Ellie Mae believes the Origination Insight Report is a strong proxy of the underwriting standards employed by lenders across the country. in Data, Headlines, News Data Ellie Mae FICO Score Origination 2017-02-20 Scott_Morgancenter_img Share February 20, 2017 645 Views last_img read more