Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Dominic McGrath 24,601 Views Tue 5:12 PM Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter JOHN BOLTON, the US national security adviser, has been fired by Donald Trump. The adviser, who was known for his tough stance on relations with Iran, has been sacked by the US President. Announcing the news on Twitter, Trump said: “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration.” Image: Kommersant Photo Agency/SIPA USA/PA Images Share11 Tweet Email2 Image: Kommersant Photo Agency/SIPA USA/PA Imagescenter_img https://jrnl.ie/4803727 Trump said that he would be naming a new national security adviser next week. The role does not require Senate confirmation.Soon after Trump announced the news, Bolton took to Twitter. “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow’,” he said.Bolton was named Trump’s third national security adviser in April 2018 after the departure of General Herbert Raymond McMaster. Just an hour before Trump’s tweet, the White House press office had announced that Bolton would join Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a briefing.US media had been reporting that there was infighting in Trump’s cabinet over how the country should handle Iran. Trump said recently that he has to “temper” Bolton.A divisive figure in Washington, Bolton was known for a hawkish foreign policy and became a household name over his support for the Iraq War as the US ambassador to the United Nations under George W Bush.Bolton served in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George W Bush, and served as a Bush lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount.Inside the administration he advocated caution on the president’s talks with North Korea and against Trump’s decision last year to pull US troops out of Syria.He masterminded a quiet campaign inside the administration and with allies abroad to convince Trump to keep US forces in Syria to counter any Islamic State and Iranian influence in the region.In September 2018, Bolton threatened to arrest and sanction judges of the International Criminal Court if it moved to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes, calling the body “outright dangerous” to the US. With reporting by Associated Press Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 5:12 PM Short URL Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser Trump announced the news on Twitter. 57 Comments I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019last_img read more

La DSi XL une évolution minime de la DSi

first_imgLa DSi XL, une évolution minime de la DSiJapon – Nintendo s’apprête à commercialiser la DSi XL, nouvelle grande sœur de la console portable DSi. Très attendue, la petite dernière du constructeur japonais n’est pas d’une grande originalité.Mais quelle nouveauté cache la DSi XL ? La première chose qui choque lorsque l’on ouvre cette console portable est la taille de ses écrans. La qualité de l’image, bien relative, ne bénéficie pas d’une nette amélioration par rapport à sa petite sœur, la DSi. Néanmoins, l’écran du haut est équipé d’un cran supplémentaire permettant au joueur d’obtenir une meilleure vision. Quant aux caractéristiques de la nouvelle console de Nintendo, elles ressemblent trait pour trait aux précédentes. La batterie dispose, certes, d’une plus grande autonomie, mais les performances en matière de jeux sont rigoureusement les mêmes que celles de la Nintendo DSi. Par conséquent, on peut se demander s’il est nécessaire d’investir 10 euros supplémentaires pour acquérir ce modèle de Nintendo plutôt que le précédent.Le 5 mars 2010 à 12:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Le Mac App Store passe la barre des 100 millions de téléchargements

first_imgLe Mac App Store passe la barre des 100 millions de téléchargementsPlus d’un an après son ouverture, la boutique d’applications destinées au Macintosh comptabilise plus de 100 millions de téléchargements.Le Mac App Store, la boutique en ligne d’applications pour ordinateurs Apple, est ouverte depuis le 6 janvier 2011 et se révèle être un beau succès. En effet, l’entreprise a annoncé avoir franchi le pallier des 100 millions d’applications téléchargées.Apple a voulu réitérer le succès de l’App Store, boutique pour iPhone, iPad et autres appareils mobiles avec une version pour produits plus…Sédentaires : le Mac App Store. On y trouve aujourd’hui des milliers de logiciels, gratuits ou payants, ainsi que tous ceux développés par Apple, dont Mac OS X Lion, le système d’exploitation phare de la marque. Apple a d’ailleurs annoncé que plus aucun de ses logiciels ne sortirait en version boîte, mais uniquement au téléchargement. Un moyen non avoué de réduire efficacement ses frais. La disponibilité de Mac OS X uniquement par ce biais a d’ailleurs bien aidé à démocratiser la plateforme en juillet dernier, mois de sa sortie.Sur les applications payantes, Apple empoche une commission de 30% à chaque vente. Le succès allant croissant pour la boutique, on peut dire que les revenus levés par l’entreprise avec son magasin sont confortables.À lire aussiUn Français de 17 ans crée une appli pour aider les malvoyants à lire les étiquettes des produitsDu côté des développeurs, les réactions sont plus contrastées, rappelle Clubic. Certains pointent du doigt les conditions de validation des logiciels et d’utilisation bien trop strictes, pour des retours financiers trop faibles. Pourtant Apple procédera à une révision de ses conditions, encore plus resserrées en limitant notamment le sandboxing, soit l’accès au système par les applications.D’autres sont plus enthousiastes, comme l’équipe de développement de Pixelmator, un logiciel de retouches photo, qui explique que “la mise à disposition exclusive de Pixelmator 2.0 au travers du Mac App Store nous a permis de simplifier les mises à jour pour notre logiciel d’édition d’images.” Pour le client en revanche, cela semble pleinement entré dans les mœurs aux vues de ces chiffres.Le 14 décembre 2011 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Save the Date Wintry weekend offers chance to plan eventful month

first_imgDream about upcoming events this month and next, as cold weather encases this weekend, prompting cancellations of several previously scheduled outdoors and indoors events in Clark County.You can even make plans on expanding your library with Bookapalooza, starting on Thursday. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 through Jan. 14, dive through thousands of used books to benefit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. It all takes place at the FVRL District Headquarters, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. 360-906-4700 or www.fvrlfoundation.orgVietnamese Community of Clark County will host its annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival, the group’s its biggest cultural event of the year. The festival, also known as Tet, will celebrate the new year of the Rooster with music, performances from local and professional artists, traditional dances, children’s activities, Vietnamese food and more, all open to the public. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Road, Vancouver. Admission is free. 360-882-7411 or www.vnccc.orgUnion Theatre Players will give the classic tale “The Wizard of Oz” a steampunk twist for its winter production. A girl named Dorothy is transported to the land of Oz. To find her way home, she needs the help of the Wizard of Oz and the support of her new companions, the Tinman, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 13-14 and 19-21, and 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Union High School, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St., Camas. Tickets are $10 and $7 for students and seniors. 360-604-6250 or www.evergreenps.org/High-Schools/UnionJoin WSU Vancouver for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, with workshops, kids’ activities and a keynote address by Cameron Whitten, executive director of Know Your City, at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16. The day’s events will focus on the theme “Organizing for Social Change.” Workshop topics include community organizing, activism on college campuses, the radical act of self-care and how to make change in your school. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Donations of hygiene, nonperishable food items and school supplies are encouraged to benefit to Martha’s Pantry and the YWCA Clark County. The day runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at WSU Vancouver, Firstenburg Student Commons, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver. Admission is free. 360-546-9182 or https://events.vancouver.wsu.edu/martin-luther-king-jr-day-servicelast_img read more

BOC drivers vote to accept twoyear pay deal

first_imgApproximately 400 drivers who work for industrial, medical and special gas provider BOC, and who are members of the trade union Unite, have voted to accept a two-year pay deal.The deal equates to a 6.7% pay increase over the two year period. This will be awarded as a 3.5% rise to basic pay and allowances, backdated to 7 June 2018, followed by a further 3.2% pay and allowance increase, effective from 17 June 2019.Earlier this year, Unite members employed by BOC voted in favour of industrial action after pay negotiations plateaued; however, the organisation’s management and Unite were able to come to terms without strike action taking place.BOC, which produces atmospheric gases, has sites in Britain and Northern Ireland, including Belfast, Merseyside, Motherwell, Port Talbot and Southampton.Tony Devlin, national officer at Unite, said: “By sticking together, drivers secured an inflation-beating pay increase.“At a time when pay across the economy has stalled or is growing at a snail’s pace, it’s worth being part of a union that is prepared to fight for a fair wage so [employees] can keep up with the rising cost of living.”BOC is unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

Miramar power outage affecting traffic

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A power outage in Miramar is affecting traffic, leading police to direct motorists at a major intersection.A power line came down at the intersection of University Drive and Pembroke Road, around 2 p.m. Thursday.About two dozen residents in Miramar have been left without power, as of 4 p.m.7Skyforce hovered over the scene as power crews tended to a power line that was down near the intersection.Police are currently directing traffic in the area. All lanes appear to be open.The power outage affected a nearby Walmart, scaring shoppers outside.Police responded to the store to make sure everything was OK. The power has since been restored to the store. Nearby North Perry Airport officials also said they were affected by the power outage but had a generator on hand.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

A Closer Look Brother Francis Shelter

first_imgThe scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look.As one guest said, “There’s a lot of people in here just fallin’ on hard times.”They’re looking for their 30th chance at life and learning to make the most of it.Download Audio:The Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)REPORTER: Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageBROADCAST: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. AKDTSUBSCRIBE: Get A Closer Look updates automatically — via email, RSS or podcasts.Guests sleep inside the BFS dorm room. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)last_img read more

Will myself decide on my successor Dalai Lama

first_imgDHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, respected by millions as a living god, who has been caught in a controversy over his recent joke that his successor a female Dalai Lama would have to be “more attractive”, has clarified that his reincarnation is to be decided by him. The Buddhist monk had apologized for his “attractive” female successor remark, saying he genuinely meant no offence and offered his sincere apologies if people were hurt by what he had said. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us However, aides in his private office in this northern Indian town on Monday clarified there is no question of search for his successor as the Dalai Lama, 84, announced in 2011 that he would decide at 90 whether or not he should have a successor. The issue of reincarnation is his personal right, an aide in the Dalai Lama’s office told IANS. At the same time, the globe-trotting monk warned that any candidate chosen for political ends by anyone, including China, should not be recognised or accepted. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us The aide said still there is no certainty that whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not after the 14th and current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. “My reincarnation is to be decided by myself, nobody has the right to decide about that,” he often said in his remarks. “One day you will hear that the Dalai Lama has passed away, but I will come back, even if the institution of Dalai Lama is no longer recognised. I will be back,” a post on his website quoting the Dalai Lama said. Advertise With Us But who is next after the Dalai Lama? At the present moment, the Dalai Lama’s institution is useful to the Tibetan culture and the Tibetan people. “Thus, if I were to die today, I think the Tibetan people would choose to have another Dalai Lama. In the future, if the Dalai Lama’s institution is no longer relevant or useful and our present situation changes, then the Dalai Lama’s institution will cease to exist,” the monk said in a post. “Personally, I feel the institution of the Dalai Lama has served its purpose. More recently, since 2001 we now have a democratically elected head of our administration, the Kalon Tripa. “The Kalon Tripa runs the daily affairs of our administration and is in charge of our political establishment. Half jokingly and half seriously, I state that I am now in semi-retirement.” In August 2011 when Lobsang Sangay took over the reins of the government-in-exile from monk and scholar Samdhong Rinpoche, who held the post for 10 years but was overshadowed by the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama announced: “When I am about 90, I will consult the high lamas and re-evaluate whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not.” On his birthday on July 6 this year, he said, “I am now 84, but I hope to be able to celebrate the occasion with all of you for many more years to come.” Clarifying this month on his remark during a BBC interview that have caused disquiet, the Dalai Lama recalled the conversation on the physical appearance of a female successor with the then Paris editor of Vogue magazine, who had invited him in 1992 to guest-edit the next edition. She asked if a future Dalai Lama could be a woman. His Holiness replied, “Certainly, if that would be more helpful,” adding, as a joke, that she should be attractive, said a statement by his office. The Dalai Lama was at least partially responding to the unfamiliar ambience of working with a team whose prime focus was the world of high fashion. On the Chinese stating that the next Dalai Lama will be born in Tibet and chosen by them, he said: “If the present situation regarding Tibet remains the same, I will be born outside Tibet away from the control of the Chinese authorities. This is logical. The very purpose of a reincarnation is to continue the unfinished work of the previous incarnation.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. In 1989, the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for Tibet. He was awarded the US Congressional Gold Medal in October 2007, even in the face of protests by China. The Dalai Lama now lives in exile along with some 140,000 Tibetans, over 100,000 of them in different parts of India. Over six million Tibetans live in Tibet.last_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition Wednesday Jan 15

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uPolitics is the focus on First Edition this evening. First, we’ll discuss the national scene, specifically the list of GOP contenders and pretenders lining up to capture their party’s nomination in 2016. Then we’ll talk state politics with the beginning of the 2015 Maryland General Assembly and Republican Larry Hogan’s inauguration next week. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img read more

Bohemian Rhapsody and Hey Jude used the same piano for studio recording

first_img“Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen was originally released in 1975 and it quickly became one of the world’s most famous rock anthems. Today, in the U.K. alone, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the third-highest selling single of all times, following Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind” and runner up Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The success for Queen happened despite their record label’s initial assumption that “Bohemian Rhapsody” would be a failure.The bandmates were told their single was too long, too complicated, and something that radio stations would never add to playlists. Yet they did. It was also the first track that combined operatic elements in its composition.Freddie Mercury singing, 1977. Photo by Carl Lender CC BY-SA 3.0Enter “Hey Jude” by the Beatles; though very different in sound, it shares a few intriguing similarities with Queen’s masterpiece. Originally released in 1968, with a “na na na” outro lasting four minutes within the single’s seven minutes and 11 seconds (“Bohemian Rhapsody” is five minutes and 55 seconds) it was at the time the longest single to have ever been released.AdChoices广告inRead invented by TeadsHowever, radio stations settled for it without many discussions. In the U.S. alone, “Hey Jude” became the fourth-best selling hit of the Beatles, though it just may be their best earning one considering the prices of other of their records.Queen on stage at the Oakland Arena, Oakland, California, July 1980. Photo by Mark James Miller CC BY-SA 3.0Both “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Hey Jude” were songs about relationships, though, in the case of the latter, it’s all the more clear. Paul McCartney dedicated “Hey Jude” to Julian, then the five-year-old son of Cynthia and John Lennon, as the pair was splitting up following John Lennon’s affair with Yoko Ono.Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was also “about relationships” although beyond that, when asked on the song’s meaning, Freddie himself had always remained quite reserved with providing more substantial answers.What’s certainly known is that the melody had him haunted, perhaps just like his sexuality, since the late 1960s. It was there in his mind and he would occasionally play bits from the Rhapsody on the piano, a moment depicted in the recent Queen biopic.Paul McCartney. Photo by Oli Gill CC BY-SA 2.0More than that, when it finally came for “Bohemian Rhapsody” to see the light of the day — be recorded in a studio — Mercury reportedly used the same piano which McCartney used for “Hey Jude” seven years prior to that. In fact, the piano in question has famously served an array of top-notch performers of the era, including David Bowie, Supertramp, Nilsson, and the Rolling Stones.Described as a century-old Bechstein Grand Piano, a bit difficult to play but which produced a really genuine and clear sound, the instrument lured famous performers of the day to come to the Trident Studios in London’s Soho district, where it stayed since the mid-1960s.Bechstein Art Nouveau grand piano, 1902. Photo by Count de money CC BY-SA 3.0According to LiveAuctioneers, the Piano was purchased by the studios only in 1986, as “they had previously rented it from Samuels from the mid-1960s.”It was not just “Hey Jude” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” that were recorded with its help, but wholesome albums that changed the fabric of the music industry such as the Beatles’ “White Album”, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” and George Harrison’s solo album “All Things Must Pass” so to name just three. Other top-selling singles that used the legendary Bechstein include Mary Hopkins’ “Those Were the Days” and Lou Reed’s smash hit “Perfect Day”.Bechstein advertisement poster“The sheer quantity, quality, and diversity of the hit songs that the piano has been used on, must qualify it as being the most historical instrument of modern times,” and its value today has been estimated at at least $400,000, writes LiveAuctioneers.Read another story from us: Mary Austin – The Woman Freddie Mercury Loved and Left Most of his Fortune ToFinally, while for the Beatles all that needed was four takes to have the final version of “Hey Jude,” the four bandmates of Queen practiced and played a lot before recording the Rhapsody in a studio.They would spend a month locked in a house in the English courtyard so as to perfect playing their greatest hit and those fierce, extravagant vocals. It was the summer of 1975, and things were just about to really change for the band.last_img read more

Epic TV Drama based on Disappearance of Richard the Lionheart

first_imgWhat happens when a king goes missing? An epic new TV series will dramatize the power struggle which flared in Europe after Richard the Lionheart mysteriously disappeared in the 12th century. The series is titled Three Lions and has been created by Nicolas Deprost, CEO of Franco-Belgian production company Wild Horses. Nigel Williams (HBO’s Catherine The Great) has been hired to write the 10 parter.As quoted by Deadline, publicity states, “Richard the Lionheart’s absence and suspected death has created a power vacuum, Arthur his designated heir by law, is being denied his rightful place as King of England by his own grandmother, Eleanor of Aquitaine (Richard’s mother).”Tomb of Richard the LionheartInter-family conflict is something that characterizes Richard’s bloodline. His father was Henry II, who Richard previously fought against — alongside France’s Philip II — in a battle for dominance.Eleanor “has no intention of relinquishing any of her power and influence. If Richard is dead, Eleanor is determined that her next son, John Lackland, will be crowned King and her status as the Regent Queen will remain unchallenged.” This not only sets her against King Philip but also Constance, Arthur’s mother, who rules the roost over in Brittany.The blurb ends by summarizing what viewers have in store. “Eleanor and Constance are two powerful, independent and driven women who will stop at nothing to place their own son on the throne. Only one can become the King of England.”Richard the Lionheart statueDespite Richard being a presence in the story, it appears the focus of the drama will be the simmering tensions back home. Deprost comments that, “Loyalties, rivalries, lust, conspiracies and the thirst for power are often the focus of history, but Three Lions also shines a light on powerful women in the medieval period and the strength of a mother’s love.”He highlights this by adding, “Constance is not well known in British history, but this passionate, liberal, strong-hearted Duchess played a crucial role in shaping England and France as we know it today.”But will King Richard himself appear in proceedings? The Lionheart, or “Coeur de Lion” was a central figure of the Third Crusade (1189 – 92), taking on Saladin, the first Sultan of Egypt and Syria. Richard spent more time abroad than he did ruling over England, living in the country of his reign for a mere matter of months.Richard the Lionheart statue. It stands on a granite pedestal in Old Palace Yard outside the Palace of Westminster, London.Born in Oxford to French parents in 1157, it seems didn’t have much time for the place. The website Historic UK writes, “it is doubtful that he could actually speak the English language. He once remarked that he would have sold the whole country if he could have found a buyer.”If he does appear onscreen, Richard should cut an impressive figure. “Richard was tall, perhaps 6ft 5in, with red-to-auburn hair and piercing blue eyes,” wrote History Today. “He had a sense of humour and, according to a disapproving clerical chronicler, could keep his companions in fits of laughter. He could be kind, charming and generous, and alternatively ruthlessly cruel, and like all his family he had a fearsome temper.”What of his whereabouts during the course of Three Lions? It turns out the King was shipwrecked off the capital city of Trieste, in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. It sounds scenic, but he didn’t have a great time.Richard the Lionheart marches towards Jerusalem, by James William Glass (1850)He was first imprisoned by the Duke of Austria and then ransomed by Germany’s Henry VI at a major cost to the public purse. A “quarter of every man’s income for a whole year” was needed to meet the cost of an eye-watering 150,000 marks.After returning to England in 1194, he saw out the remainder of his days in typical fashion. Having been “crowned for a second time, fearing that the ransom payment had compromised his independence” according to BBC History, he “went to Normandy… His last five years were spent in intermittent warfare against Philip II. While besieging the castle of Châlus in central France he was fatally wounded and died on 6 April 1199.”King Richard the Lionheart marrying Robin Hood and Maid Marian on a plaque outside Nottingham Castle. Photo by RichardUK2014 CC BY-SA 3.0All this would be enough for a TV show in itself — indeed, ITV in the UK produced a Richard the Lionheart series in 1962-63 starring Dermot Walsh. For this tale however producers are aiming for Game of Thrones-style intrigue. No casting has been announced as yet.Read another story from us: Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Officially Announce Bill & Ted 3“The Middle Ages is painfully close to us, and, at the same time, a completely foreign country of which we know nothing,” Williams remarked. “For a writer, this period is both a gift and a challenge – and one I am happy to embrace.”Three Lions is reportedly going into production next year.last_img read more

Save Money With Alternative Software Licenses

first_img 3 min read May 15, 2009 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. By Zack SternOne of your biggest per-employee infrastructure costs comes from money tied up in software licenses. If you add new people, you could cough up thousands of dollars right then. And that money you paid stops working for you as soon as you lose employees, as those licenses sit unused.Depending on your software, you can address both issues by buying subscriptions, in bulk, choosing used licenses, or selling full licenses when no longer needed. Keep these options in mind, especially if you’re scaling temporary workers.Pay Monthly For SoftwareMany companies offer monthly subscriptions for software licenses. On the server side, for example, this model can save a big, single fee for per-user Exchange licenses. But a monthly plan for workstations can also help you save.Microsoft offers these options for much of its software, including Office and Windows itself. If your business has five or more workstations, you can use the Open Value option to save. You’ll choose between a subscription fee or a bulk-rate, up-front perpetual license, letting you choose to save in the short term or long term.Microsoft, like other companies I contacted for this article, didn’t quote specific cost numbers since they vary with company needs. You’ll have to get a quote for your business to get a direct sense of savings.You’ll also agree to a three-year commitment for Microsoft’s subscription plan. However, you can scale the number of licenses during that time.Contact your other software companies to see what kinds of licensing options they offer. Adobe, for example, doesn’t yet sell a subscription license. However, the company recently tested subscriptions in Australia and is currently evaluating its results.But like Microsoft and most other companies, Adobe still offers volume licensing discounts. Depending on your needs and volume, you could save between about 5 to 20 percent over buying individual copies of software. Contact Adobe for a specific quote for your business.Buy and Sell Unused LicensesIf you bought full licenses up-front but no longer need some, sell them. Your specific rights can vary. Adobe, for example, has no problem with you selling unused licenses, just as long as you don’t sell volume-discount licenses to individual customers. (You’d have to sell those to a volume customer.)Microsoft doesn’t allow customers to sell licenses. Consult your software vendors–or a legal professional–to determine your rights.Regardless of Microsoft’s dislike, some companies, including Discount Licensing, offer ways to facilitate these sales. Depending on the product and customer, they’ll either act as a matchmaker, brokering a deal between two parties, or buy your licenses outright.And these companies offer a cheaper alternative to buying new licenses. If brokering, a deal could take a few months to come together. However, if the company is holding a license you need, you could buy it that day. Discount Licensing says you’ll save about 10 to 15 percent off normal license costs.Zack Stern is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

United States rates Mexico as travel safe as France Spain the UK

first_imgCancun, Q.R. — The latest United States travel guidance rates Mexico to be as safe for travel as numerous other high American travel destination countries including France, Spain and the U.K.The new guidelines rate countries by levels, which is dependent on the risks they present to foreign travelers. The ratings range from Level 1 (lowest risk) to Level 4 (highest risk). The guidelines states that a Level 1 country means exercise normal precautions. Level 2 means visitors should exercise increased caution. Level 3 advises citizens to reconsider travel and Level 4 is simply do not travel.Mexico is rated as a Level 2 travel destination, the same rating as France, Spain, the U.K, Germany, Belgium and Denmark, which are also high-travel destination countries for Americans.However, five of Mexico’s 31 federated states have been rated in the do not travel category, which include Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero and are the states with the highest level of drug-related violence.What most media headlines fail to say is that the US State Department travel guide does not include beach destinations such as Puerto Vallarta, Cancun or Riviera Maya which have the same travel safety rating as many other countries frequented by American travelers.In an interview with the Miami Herald, Mexico’s Tourism Secretary Enrique de la Madrid was optimistic about the impact of the State Department’s new guidelines.“I’m happy. It’s much better than the previous one,” he said. “Our main foreign tourism destinations such as Cancun in the state of Quintana Roo, Los Cabos in Baja California Sur and Mexico City, are at the same level as Spain or France.”US State Department spokesman Virgil Carstens said “Our overall advice is that Mexico is a Level 2 country.” He added that within Mexico, there are five states labeled as Level 4, which were already labeled under the previous system as “prohibited” or “defer non-essential travel” states.The safe-rated Level 1 countries include Argentina, Canada, Chile, Finland and Japan.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img— with files from the Associated PressThe Canadian Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 2, 2019 1:03 pm PDT The academy behind the Oscars has for the first time reached gender parity in its list of new members, including several Canadian women.Montreal animator Diane Obomsawin says she was shocked to find out she was among the 842 members invited to The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday.Obomsawin, who is of Abenaki descent and often goes by the pseudonym Obom, said she plans to cast her Oscars ballot in support of independent animators around the world.While she’s pleased to see the academy making an effort to welcome more diversity, she said Hollywood still has a long way to go in ensuring women in the film industry receive equal pay for their art.“I won’t say it’s total victory for women, but it’s a little thing that was better than before,” said Obomsawin, the filmmaker behind “I Like Girls,” which was nominated for best animated short at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.The academy says of the new invitees, who hail from 59 countries, half are female and 29 per cent are people of colour.The Canadian directors tapped include Nisha Ganatra, the Vancouver-bred director of “Late Night;” Ottawa-born Alison Maclean, who directed 1999’s “Jesus’ Son”; and Frances-Anne Solomon, who lives between Toronto and Barbados and directed last year’s “Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross.”Toronto-based film producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson was invited to join the academy’s documentary branch.Los Angeles-based costume designer Antoinette Messam, whose credits include “Creed” and “Superfly,” tweeted she would be representing “#thesix” in the academy as congratulations poured in from Toronto.Several Canadians whose short films were honoured at the 2019 Oscars were also on the list, including two Montreal finalists — Jeremy Comte who directed “Fauve,” and Marianne Farley was nominated for directing “Marguerite.”Toronto-bred animator Domee Shi has also been invited to join the body that awarded her a trophy for best animated short for “Bao” in February, alongside Hamilton-born Trevor Jimenez, whose film “Weekends” was also nominated in the category.If most accept their invites, the film academy will number more than 9,000 members.Other Canadians invited include:– Toronto-based casting director Robin Cook, who worked on 2018 best picture winner “The Shape of Water”– Catherine Winder, the CEO and partner of Skybound North Entertainment, whose credits include “The Angry Birds Movie” and “Escape from Planet Earth”– Montreal-born artist Steven Woloshen known for creating short abstract animation projects including “Casino” and “Snip” Montreal animator Diane Obomsawin among Canadian women invited to join academylast_img read more

UN Didnt Give Masood Azhars Biodata Jaitley on Why Pulwama or Kashmir

first_imgSenior BJP leader and finance minister on Friday said the core issue was to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations, and it was not important that there was no mention of either Pulwama attack or incidents of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the resolution.When asked about why the Pulwama attacks and the Kashmir conflict failed to find mention in the UN mandate, Jaitley responds that the core issue was none of this — but to designate Azhar as terrorist. “The UN gave a list, not a biodata on Masood Azhar,” he adds. The UN Sanctions Committee on Wednesday designated the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to ban him.While senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the process to list Azhar as global terrorist had first begun in 2009 under the UPA government, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah termed Azhar’s designation as global terrorist “a symbolic win”.Senior BJP leader and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters that the current dispensation succeeded in an attempt the country has been making for the last 10 years, “but then they (opposition) says ‘this is trivial, what is big in it’.”Addressing a press conference at the party office, he said there was a tradition in the country to speak in one voice on issues such as external affairs and national security but there has been a departure from it in the last few years.Emphasising that the labelling of Azhar as a global terrorist is a “great diplomatic achievement for India”, the finance minister said, “If India wins, Indians win, but there are friends in opposition who are not celebrating it as they may have to pay a political price for it.”Attacking the Congress-led UPA government, Jaitley said that the country’s position before the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks was known to everyone. “Post the 26/11 attacks, at least 25 terrorists were released by the then government within weeks as a part of the goodwill gesture so that Pakistan cooperates.””We continue to stand by our theme of nationalism and all allied issues. We also continue to stand with the themes of our PM’s leadership and the performance of the government,” he added.He also attacked the Congress party of playing the Hindu card every time during elections. “There are some Congress leaders who have become Hindus keeping the Lok Sabha election in mind. However, now everyone has realised that Congress is a fringe organisation,” he said.Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was accompanying Jaitley at the press conference, attributed the success of sanctioning of JeM chief to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”Terrorism shall not be tolerated and this declaration from the UN is noteworthy. It is the result of persistent measures taken by the external affairs ministry, under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” she said. arun jaitleyBJPcongressJeM First Published: May 2, 2019, 2:00 PM ISTlast_img read more

In Bollywood I Didnt Want to Repeat the Mistakes I Made in

first_imgTaapsee Pannu has been the leading lady of many films in Bollywood that had a substantial scope for performance and less of antics and typical Bollywood masala. Barring Judwaa 2, Taapsee has largely focused on and can be seen in indie films that can’t be categorised as mainstream, for the choice of subject or the lack of stars. Taapsee has earned a niche for herself in doing films such as Pink, Naam Shabana, Manmarziyaan, Mulk, Badla among others.Her latest venture is a never-seen-before suspense thriller based around gaming. Titled Game Over, Taapsee features in the film as a gamer who is haunted by some otherworldly presence in her apartment, or in her mind (unclear at the moment). Game Over arrives in theaters on June 14, and in the lead up to the film’s release Taapsee shared how her journey towards success has been riddled with problems and how she emerged triumphant at the end of it all. Before entering Bollywood, Taapsee did her fair share of films in South India. Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam (2010) and Tamil film Aadukalam (2011) received good response at the box office and established her in the eyes of the film going community. She admits that she went onto to do films that “didn’t make sense to her” because “she didn’t have a sense of cinema.”In an exclusive interview with DNA, she said, “I made mistakes by choosing the kind of movies that didn’t make sense to me as I didn’t have a sense of cinema. I listened to people telling me this is what actresses do and realised it’s not working for me. There were back-to-back flops and I was considered bad luck.” She added, “I was blamed for the fate of even those films in which I had only three songs and five scenes. So, I thought if that’s the case, I might as well choose the projects that I want to do. So, from five-six movies a year in both Telugu and Tamil, I reduced it to one.”She also admitted that once she entered Bollywood with Chashme Baddoor (2013), she patiently waited for the best roles because she did not want to repeat the mistakes she made down South by choosing only “fancy films.”Game Over is directed by Ashwin Saravanan and is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, also releasing in Hindi on June 14. Actress Taapsee Pannubadla actress taapsee pannuBadla movieGame Over First Published: June 11, 2019, 5:30 PM ISTlast_img read more