first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsFriends, family and loved ones of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls gathered at vigils across the country to honour them.In Ottawa, the families met at the eternal flame on Parliament Hill.They brought photos, and placards, calling for action.The event comes four months after the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report.Laurie Odjick’s daughter Maisy, went missing 11 years ago.She says families need supports now.“We need to have outreach for families when something tragic like that happens,” said Odjick.“It doesn’t cost that much money to train someone for the frontline workers to know the process, families have to go through.”Veldon Coburn has been coming to the vigils since the death of his daughter’s biological mother, Annie Pootoogook.The Inuk artist’s body was discovered in an Ottawa river in Sept. 2016.The police said her death was suspicious but no one has been arrested in connection to her death.Coburn said the implementation of the national inquiry’s call for justice is an issue he’ll consider when casting his ballot in the federal election.“There won’t be any reconciliation with that,” he said. “You can’t go around to photo op while genocide continues to carry out unabated without any substantive response to it.”APTN News asked each of the federal parties what they’re promising in terms of implementing the inquiry’s calls for justice.The NDP and the Green parties promise to implement the calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, as well as the recommendations from the national inquiry.There was no response from the Conservative Party or the Peoples Party of Canada.The Liberals say they’re committed to the inquiry’s call for justice and that a national action plan is currently underway.Elder Claudette Commanda said she’s been coming to events like this for about 20 years.She said the next Prime Minister needs to take action.“They have to implement the recommendations from the inquiry report first and foremost, and that has to be a priority period, our women can no longer go missing and murdered, neither can our men or our boys, this is Canadas responsibility to ending this, period.”afrancis@aptn.ca@aptnafrancislast_img read more

first_imgMONTREAL – An iconic Canadian company with roots in printed telephone directories has shed nearly 18 per cent of its workforce in what may be its final attempt to remain viable in the digital age, says an industry expert.“I think this is it,” said Louis Hebert of the University of Montreal HEC business school.He said Montreal-based Yellow Pages Ltd. has two options — give itself a little breathing room to develop a new strategy or stabilize the organization for a potential buyer.“The alternative to these scenarios is the progressive degradation and bankruptcy or a fire sale,” he said in an interview.Yellow Pages has cut another 500 jobs across the country as it continues to struggle with a shift of consumer preferences from print to digital directories.The company (TSX:Y) said the job losses, which took effect Tuesday, are on top of 300 positions that were eliminated in October 2015.Considerable effort has already been made to transform Yellow Pages, which was founded in 1908, from a publisher of printed directories to a digital model in an era of growing cellphone use.Digital now accounts for 70 per cent of revenues, but even those have stalled and slightly declined of late.Hebert said those type of transitions are risky and the Yellow Pages has shown it has been unable to pull it off, especially in the face of deep-pocketed competitors like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft.“They have the same problem that newspapers or magazines where basically the whole environment has shifted to something else,” he said.Hebert said the turning point was when Bell Canada sold the operations in 2002.“Their bread and butter has disappeared. In fact the whole purpose of Yellow Pages has disappeared.”A revolving door of executives have tried to stabilize the company by moving to digital, but the speed of change of their environment has meant they were always playing catch-up, he said.Yellow Pages chief executive David Eckert said the decision to cut jobs is difficult but “absolutely critical to securing the near-term health of the business while we build a great company that provides excellent opportunities in the future.”“Today’s actions are one element resulting from a comprehensive review of our operating and capital spending, aimed at creating a strong financial basis for stability and growth,” he said in a statement.Yellow Pages said it expects to take a $17-million restructuring charge related to the decision.Company spokeswoman Jolle Langevin said cutting jobs to reduce expenses is one of several measures that have been considered and other moves could still be announced.“Everything is one the table,” she said.Analyst Vahan Ajamian of Beacon Securities Ltd. said investors will be encouraged by the “no nonsense” attitude taken by Eckert in more than three months since being appointed.In addition to cutting costs, he has restructured the company’s debt.“I think those are positive signs but investors have to see what the outlook for the year and then the future holds,” he said.Ajamian said the latest moves could position the company to sell some or all of the business.“That could be what the new CEO’s mandate is,” he said. “There’s definitely talk about selling some of the non-core acquisitions that they’ve made and/or the company as a whole.”In addition to the Yellow Pages print directories, the business is a digital media and marketing company.Its online properties include YP.ca, RedFlagDeals.com, Canada411.ca, 411.ca, Bookenda.com, DuProprio.com, ComFree.com and YP NextHome.last_img read more

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During the recent Huntington City Council meeting, there were many items presented to the members, ranging from individual reports to department updates.At the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Leonard Norton discussed a few aspects of the ongoing construction. He mentioned that it will continue for a few months, urging citizens to be cautious on the roads. Mayor Norton then spoke about how he would greatly appreciate if the citizens of Huntington could help pull the weeds in the cracks of the sidewalks in front of their homes. While there are employees that help with this, they have many other duties and aren’t solely focused on these weeds. He went on to thank all employees who work for the city and the members of the city council for all they’ve done in the community.A representative from the fire department then came to the podium to give a report to the council. There are many things happening in the department, such as trainings in Price for new fire fighters. The goal is for new members of the team to learn as much as possible before arriving on scene in order to function without the assistance of more experienced fire fighters. It was mentioned that the fire fighters are grateful for the grant they recently received to pay for a number of department needs, including new radios. The fire department is also preparing for the firework display coming up on July 4th. The fire fighters want to remind everyone that the burn window is closed, and if one needs to burn, they must contact the fire warden.During the council members’ reports, it was mentioned that people are not using the streets the way they were intended. Councilman Gerald Livingston has noticed that there are a lot of trailers parked on the side of the roads when there is space on property for them. He stated that the wide streets are to be used “for traffic and parking cars; put trailers on their property, not the street or sidewalk.” He also wanted to remind the people of Huntington of the city ordinances and that they should be followed more carefully.The meeting ended with much appreciation for those working in Huntington City. Words of praise were given to the fire department and all those helping prepare for the upcoming Heritage Days Rodeo this weekend. read more

first_imgBernadette Dunne got more than 200 thumbs up for her comment about the man who died in an accident involving a waste disposal truck in Dublin on Thursday:R.I.P. Deepest Condolences to His Family,Friends, Colleagues and all who knew him. And not forgetting the Emergency Service Staff who attended the accident. Prayers offered for all at this very tragic timeA survey this week found four out of five transgender people have considered suicide. Here, Louise Hannon Foto empathised with what people had gone through: The sooner we have a Gender Recognition Act allowing transgender people to be legally recogmised by this state the better it will be. Dignity and respect is something that trans people deserve like any other citizen in our society. People who are trans need to be incredibly strong to overcome the barriers that our society puts in front of them either deliberately or by accident, so it is no wonder that those in the early stages of coming to terms with who they really are and overcoming the predudice they meet every day consider ending it all. I’ve worn the T shirt on that one and I consider myself very fortunate that at that particular time, another human being was there for me otherwise you may not be reading this, on such a sunny morning.Pun time: a man in the US this week get a phone call from what he thought was a burglar but in fact turned out to be his dog messing around on the house phone. From James Mc Kernan:That must have been wuff……I’ll get my coat….And Jane Ward:I’m getting dog-tired of all the puns on here!If you looked to the skies last night you would have seen something special as the moon and Jupiter moved close beside each other, with Jupiter appearing like a blazing light. Brian Horton was looking forward to it:Finally I get to watch something live on Sky for free :)The Beatles’ debut single was released 50 years ago yesterday. Time flies, right? Here’s Paul Furey on it:Sometimes we giggle at the young ones screaming and fainting over the ls of One Direction! You kind of forget that their grannies were doing the same 50 years ago.Makes me think, what was the hysteria before rock n’roll???? EVERY SATURDAY MORNING we like to take a look at all the best comments left on the site by you lot over the past week.There was a lot of talk this week about the seemingly never-ending saga of James Reilly, some near misses on Dublin’s roads, changes to first Communions and, unexpectedly, whether the Scissors Sisters were right to say that Ireland is part of the British Isles. Then there was also the news that looking at pictures of kittens kittens absolutely definitely (possibly) makes you more productive at work. It’s been a strange week.So here, in no particular order, are the standout comments from the week that was.On Thursday one resident of a Kildare town got a surprise when she found a 75cm-long lizard in her back garden. Sean Butler was concerned about the animal: Wonder if he has reptile dysfunction.Mitt Romney has said he wants to cut government funding to America’s public service broadcaster PBS – but insisted that he loves Big Bird, the star of Sesame Street, which is shown on the channel. Shane Ellis was suspicious:First it was Afghanistan, then Iraq. Now Sesame Street? When will this madness ever end???It’s a little known fact that there are huge amounts of oil under Sesame Street. If Romney gets elected the first thing he will do will hit the street with economic sanctions followed by drone strikes.Ground troops will be deployed to liberate Sesame Street and give them the gift of democracy. Big Bird is Saddam Hussein in disguise. On Thursday, we ran this story about a woman in America whose son wanted to “bring Ireland to her” as she dealt with her cancer diagnosis. A lot of readers were very touched. From King Olaf:Damn these onionsThis comment by Michael Murphy got almost 300 thumbs up:thats a very heartwarming story.what we have as a people is obviously something special.being irish, is sometimes hard to appreciate what that something is. being irish is more than just having the passport..its the things that make us just that lite bit different and special.who we are and what we have inside.and we should be proud of that.its called identity..and we have a bloody good one (Video: tukkerenflits/YouTube)Spot any good comments? Let us know! Mail christine@thejournal.ie with any suggestions for comments of the weeklast_img read more

first_imgIf those kooky analysts are to be believed, Apple has a bonafide hit on its hand with the second generation iPad. According to numbers from Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, the company moved somewhere between 400,000 and 500,000 tablets in the iPad 2’s first weekend–that’s up over the 300,000 for the device’s predecessor. The majority of the sales apparently hit on Friday–if the numbers are to be believed, Apple actually sold out the majority of its stock after that.Also interesting in these analytics: 70 Percent of buyers were picking up their first iPad, according to Munster. That number comes from a small survey of 236 buyers, conducted by the analyst. Two-thirds of those surveyed owned an iPhone 4, and the numbers were fairly even between Mac and PC users. Almost half of the folks were opting for the pricier iPad 2 3G.AdChoices广告last_img read more

first_imgGoogle has announced that Chrome will be moving to a new rendering engine called Blink. The new engine will be a fork of WebKit, and Google plans on molding it into something that’s a bit better suited to Chrome’s multi-process architecture.The WebKit code has become increasingly complex in recent years, no doubt due to its immense popularity. That’s mostly a good thing, but it’s also led to some issues. The biggest, Google feels, is that it’s no longer possible to move forward as quickly as it would like to.Back in 2010, “Release early, iterate often” was a kind of mantra for the Chromium team. Three years later, it’s clear that Google still believes that’s how software should be developed… and so it’s time for a browsing engine all its own.Google estimates that the Blink codebase can immediately shed about 4.5 million lines of code in 7,000 files just by uprooting unneeded architectural bits from WebKit. That’ll not only make Blink a bit lighter, but also a bit easier to maintain going forward.Simplicity and speed are the key. As Chrome races from release to release in six-week bursts, the slimmed-down code Blink code at its core will make Google’s life easier. That is, of course, once it adjusts to the separation from the incredibly talented developers who will continue to work on WebKit.Google contributed plenty to WebKit over the past several years, but WebKit developers played a huge part in Chrome’s rise to success. Now, however, it’s time to move on. The future success of Google’s platforms is inextricably tied to its browser. It’s imperative, then, that Google gets to decide when it’s time to slam down the accelerator and when it’s time to pump the brakes (don’t expect that to happen all that often).Like Mozilla did when Opera announced its move to WebKit, Google, too, notes that having one more browsing engine is a good thing for the web as a whole. Competition is a good thing, and Blink will help keep the pace of innovation on the web rapid.WebKit will live on without Google, of course. Apple still needs an engine for Safari, after all, and there are countless other projects that depend on it. It could, however, prove tricky to avoid falling behind. Google wants to move forward at breakneck speeds and WebKit may not be able to keep up.Even if Blink one day completely wipes WebKit from the Internet, there’s no reason to fear a browser engine monopoly. Mozilla and Samsung aren’t about to let that happen, and they’re going to make sure that Servo is a worthy competitor. Microsoft will probably still be developing Trident for IE, too.last_img read more

first_imgUpdate – 3:49pm – We’ve heard from a reliable source that this report is untrue and the HTC First has not be killed off. We don’t know the end-of-life date or any further details, but it appears that the dream of a Facebook phone isn’t quite dead.Much like television shows, phones that do poorly at launch can be pulled and just disappear. After a month of poor sales, the Facebook-powered HTC First will soon be gone from AT&T shelves for good. With the release of Facebook Home, the months of discussion surrounding a smartphone that catered to Facebook users came to a head not too long ago.The First existed as a mid-range phone that would show off what it would be like to have Facebook Home installed on a phone out of the box. Though Home was available to install on several high-end phones, the First was a statement that HTC, Facebook, and AT&T felt was worth making. Unfortunately, the low ratings for Facebook Home on the Google Play Store seem to carry over to the HTC First, which has done so poorly that the remaining units are being packed up and shipped back to HTC.As a mid-range phone that had recently been dropped to $0.99 on a two-year contract, the HTC First is actually a great phone. As a bonus, Facebook Home can be disabled, leaving you with the stock Android 4.2.2 experience typically only seen on the LG Nexus 4. The target for this phone was teens who used Facebook more than they did anything else on their mobile device, but unfortunately those teens are also interested in the experiences offered by the iPhone 5, the HTC One, and the Samsung Galaxy S4.While Facebook did open a partner program to release other phones with Facebook Home pre-loaded, it seems unlikely that we’ll be seeing another Facebook phone on the shelves anytime soon.last_img read more

first_imgNeige précoce : alerte orange dans huit départements de l’ouestMétéo France a placé huit départements de l’ouest en vigilance orange en raison de chutes de neige. La prudence est particulièrement recommandée aux automobilistes.Ce matin, Météo France a placé en vigilance orange – jusqu’à samedi 6h – le Morbihan, les Côtes d’Armor, la Vienne, la Haute-Vienne, la Creuse, la Charente, la Dordogne et la Corrèze, où “des chutes de neige ou du verglas dans des proportions importantes sont attendues”. La perturbation neigeuse, avec trois semaines d’avance sur les normes habituelles, touchera d’abord la Bretagne aujourd’hui, puis se déplacera vers le sud en s’intensifiant, pour atteindre ce soir ou dans la nuit  le Poitou, le Limousin et l’est de l’Aquitaine. Les prévisions de Météo France concernant la couverture neigeuse sont les suivantes : 2 à 5 centimètres sur le Poitou et l’est de la Charente, 5 à 10 centimètres sur le Limousin et l’est de la Dordogne, avec jusqu’à 15 centimètres au-delà de 600 mètres d’altitude. Dans ces régions, le Centre national d’information routière (Cnir) a lancé de son côté, un appel à la prudence à cause des risques de verglas.  Le 26 novembre 2010 à 11:23 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgStay on target Fan films and mashups are always some of the coolest things to come out of comics and comic book movies. If there’s any proof that superhero stories are the modern version of mythology, it’s that normal fans are inspired to tell their own. If the studios aren’t giving us what we want to see, we can make it ourselves. That kind of thinking leads to fan mashups like this trailer. A movie where the DCEU’s Batman fight’s Pennywise from Stephen King’s It couldn’t possibly get made. Thanks to the work of YouTube user Adeel of Steel, we can at least get a glimpse of what it would look like. It’s almost like looking into a parallel Earth.As the fan-trailer makes it clear, Pennywise is the perfect Batman villain. He’s essentially a twisted combination of Joker and Scarecrow. A murderous clown that uses your deepest fears against you. How has this not been a Batman comic yet? Adeel of Steel used clips from Dawn of Justice: Batman v Superman and It to make the trailer. Some truly excellent editing work lets us see a little bit of how Pennywise would attack Batman, and how he would fight back. It’s a shame we’ll never see a full movie like this because it really does look like a perfect Batman story. He does have some experience dealing with evil clowns.Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (Photo: Screenshot via YouTube/Warner Bros.)Of course, non-canon projects like that aren’t the only thing fans are capable of. Sometimes, they can affect real change on the universes they love. Wonder Woman fans are currently trying to advocate for increased LGBTQ+ representation in the DCEU. DC Comics have been celebrated lately for its inclusion of canonically gay, bisexual and transgender superheroes. Now, fans say it’s time for the movies to follow suit.A Change.org petition filed by New York University GLAAD ambassador Gianna Collier-Pitts asks the DCEU to confirm that Wonder Woman wasn’t waiting around Themiscyra for a man, Comic Book reports. Wonder Woman saw Diana fall in love with Steve Trevor, with no mention of previous romantic attractions. Some fans think that implies the Wonder Woman of the DCEU is straight. The comics have long implied that this isn’t the case. She grew up in a land populated exclusively by women. Any relationship she would have had before meeting Steve would have had to be with other women. This actually became more than an implication in recent issues written by Greg Rucka. In those, Diana has come out and said she’s been in love with other women.Whether or not this is the case in the DCEU, Warner Bros. hasn’t said. The petition currently sits at 5,748 signatures, and the studio has yet to comment. Though even Gal Gadot herself has said it only makes sense for Wonder Woman to be bisexual, the movies don’t explore any of her relationships other than the one with Steve.Confirming the character’s bisexuality is absolutely the right move here. It wouldn’t change anything about the character as written, or the stories Warner Bros. could tell with her. It would take almost no effort, and would make a real difference to so many people. It would also make the movies more accurate to the comics, which fans are always saying they want. Really, there’s no reason not to state it explicitly in Wonder Woman 2. Well, except for the chance that a country like China, where people spend a ton of money on superhero movies, might ban a film that includes LGBTQ+ characters. Unfortunately, that might be enough to scare the studio away from a definitive canonical confirmation.Superman Unchained #4 (Art byJim Lee and Scott Williams, via DC Comics)Speaking of things we would like to see, Darren Aronofsky has said he still wants to make a Superman movie. Fresh off the polarizing and strange Mother!, Aronofsky told CinePOP that he will always be interested in Superman. He was answering the question of whether or not he’d ever want to direct a superhero movie. The problem for him, Aronofsky says, is that all the heroes that interest him have been done.““A lot of the great superhero titles are done. People have used them up. So now it’s characters that aren’t as interesting. But you never know. We’ll see what comes my way,” he said. “I mean, Superman would always be interesting. But they’re already deep into reinventing him, so that’s not going to happen for a long time.”Aronofsky almost got a chance to put his spin on Supes. Back before Warner Bros., hired Zack Snyder for Man of Steel, Aronofsky was in the running to direct the reboot. If anyone could put an interesting take on an increasingly samey superhero genre, it’d be Aronofsky. The bright side is, an Aronofsky Superman movie could still actually happen. Unlike Marvel, DC has shown an interest in making films that exist outside of their cinematic universe. They’re already working on a Joker origin story with no connection to Jared Leto’s DCEU villain.As The Observer points out, Warner Bros. is thinking about making a Red Son movie, based on the comics series that imagines a world where Superman landed in Soviet Russia rather than America. That kind of non-canonical, alternate universe story sounds like the perfect place for Aronofsky to unleash his weirdness on the iconic superhero.Jesse Eisenberg in BvS (Photo via Warner Bros.)In the more immediate future though, the state of the upcoming Justice League movie remains a huge question. After Joss Whedon took over directorial duties, the film underwent extensive reshoots and edits. According to fans who saw a test screening, that apparently led to a whole character being cut from the movie.Batman-News.com reports that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will not appear in Justice League. The report cites unnamed sources who saw the test screening, but Batman-News does have a decent track record when it comes to this stuff. Major changes like this are almost inevitable when a movie undergoes a high-profile director change like this. If Luthor isn’t in the film, it’s probably because his scenes didn’t fit with the story Whedon thought would work best for this movie. It’s always a shame when an actor’s work gets cut, but it happens more often than you’d think.Obviously, not having seen Eisenberg’s scenes in Justice League, I can’t speak to their quality, but his performance was one of the few parts of BvS I enjoyed. He was really going for something with his performance, and had way more personality than either of the two leads. At times, he seemed to be the only one having any fun on set. I would have liked to see where his character went in Justice League, but hopefully the trimming of his scenes leads to a tighter, more focused movie.Either way, we’ll find out when Justice League hits theaters on November 17, 2018. That date’s getting close. Batman Loses a Dad Again, Another Ben Affleck Update & More DC Movie NewsSecret Aquaman Role, Wonder Woman’s Throwback Photo, & More DC Movie News last_img read more

first_imgNinety percent of brain development is completed by the time a child turns 5 years old.The interactions and learning opportunities children experience in those early years set the foundation for future growth and success.“I think it’s important for people to understand when learning begins,” said Debbie Ham, executive director for the nonprofit Support for Early Learning and Families. “When children are born, learning begins. It’s not at age 5 when they start kindergarten.”Research has shown investing in those early years has a far greater return than addressing problems later in life, yet that’s not where the U.S. puts its resources, said Jodi Wall, director of child care and early learning at Educational Service District 112.Wall, Ham and other local health and early education leaders hope to get people thinking about the importance of early childhood education and health through a series of documentary screenings and community conversations.Each of the monthly events will feature one piece of the four-part documentary series, “The Raising of America,” and will include community discussions after the screenings. The events are a collaboration between Clark County Public Health, ESD 112, Support for Early Learning and Families and Fort Vancouver Regional Library, with funding for the events provided by the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington.The group kicked off the community conversation with an event this week, which featured a one-hour film overview of the series and a question-and-answer session with state Secretary of Health John Wiesman and Ross Hunter, the director of the Washington State Department of Early Learning.last_img read more

first_img Tech Industry Apple’s today’s whole event so far has been one giant 🖕🏻to Google and Facebook on Privacy… #AppleEvent⁠ ⁠#Facebook #Google #privacy— TheOne (@sumitgogna) March 25, 2019 Comments Apple Share your voice Apple Event Aug 30 • Apple will launch iPhone 11 on Sept. 10 in Cupertino 1:25 Aug 30 • iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R and 11 Max: Price, specs and features we expect on Sept. 10 Even if it didn’t say so explicitly, the message was loud and clear: Apple is using privacy to differentiate itself from its rivals. That could be one of the biggest takeaways from Monday’s event. reading • Apple spent its whole event subtweeting Facebook and Google The potshots at Google also came outside the realm of privacy and data collection. Apple said the games on its Arcade service would be playable offline, unlike Google’s Stadia platform announced last week. The consumer electronics giant also seemed to sass YouTube, which has been under fire lately for a pedophilia scandal and inappropriate content aimed at children. As Apple talked up its own family entertainment offerings, the company touted a “safe space to explore together.”  All of Apple’s new service announcementscenter_img Aug 29 • New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple’s September event preview See All • Apple Event Did apple just throw shade at Facebook lmao 😂 #AppleEvent— FranckNathan (@FranckNathan1) March 25, 2019 Apple touted privacy when it introduced several new services on Monday.  Screenshot by CNET Apple never mentioned either by name, but the iPhone maker seemed to use a glitzy launch event to throw shade at two of its biggest rivals: Facebook and Google. On Monday, Apple unveiled a slew of new services during a highly-anticipated gathering at its global headquarters in Cupertino, California. The new offerings include a video-streaming service called Apple TV Plus, which features shows from Oprah and JJ Abrams, as well as stars Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston. A paid news service, called Apple News Plus, includes content from the Los Angeles Times and National Geographic. The company even took the wraps off of its own credit card, partnering with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard.In making those announcements, Apple repeatedly emphasized its privacy chops and reiterated vows against data sharing. Those promises sure seemed like thinly disguised jabs at its Silicon Valley neighbors, Facebook and Google. When Apple announced the paid news service, for example, the company emphasized it won’t know what you’ve read and won’t allow advertisers to track you. “What you read on Apple News will not follow you across the web,” Roger Rosner, Apple’s vice president of applications, said during the presentation. Even if you had the volume turned down, it was hard to miss Rosner’s words; they were projected behind him.It’s hard to see the line as anything but a diss to Facebook and Google. The two tech giants have recently drawn intense scrutiny because their business models involve collecting personal information from their users, which marketers for targeting. Lawmakers and the public have slammed the companies for their data collection and raised the specter of regulation to reign them in. Facebook and Google didn’t respond to requests for comment about Apple’s presentation on Monday.Apple’s event wasn’t the first time the iPhone maker has highlighted its commitment to privacy or taken aim at rivals in recent months. At CES in January, Google splurged on a massive marketing blitz for its Google Assistant software, plastering the words “Hey Google” — the software’s trigger words — on buildings and monorail cars all across Las Vegas. Apple, which didn’t participate in CES, made waves with a single ad on the side of a hotel that read, “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.” apple-ad-privacy-las-vegas-ces2019-0682Apple touted its privacy practices at CES. James Martin/CNET Earlier this month, Apple released a TV ad devoted to keeping your data locked down. “If privacy matters in your life,” the ad says, “it should matter to the phone your life is on.” References to privacy were a constant during Monday’s two-hour presentation. The company said it wouldn’t know what you bought or where you bought it when you used its new Apple Card, the credit card it introduced at the event. Apple also said Goldman Sachs, one of its partners for the card, will “never share or sell your data to third parties for marketing or advertising.” The company’s new gaming service, Apple Arcade, can’t collect any information about how you play its games without your consent, the company said. The jabs weren’t lost on people watching the presentation. 3 Tags Aug 26 • Every Apple TV Plus show announced so far Now playing: Watch this: Apple taking their privacy stance beyond Google & Facebook with Apple Card 💳. I love that they make clear the typical credit card sells your info to 3rd parties for marketing & advertising. Also impressive that transaction history is on your phone.https://t.co/VL3MNOckoq— Dare Obasanjo (@Carnage4Life) March 25, 2019last_img read more

first_img TV and Movies I think the lesson we can learn from the Sonic and Cats trailer launches is that photorealistic cgi hair looks great and should be in every movie— Jordan Poole (Drank) (@thom_not_tom) July 18, 2019 I’m fucking dying, I asked my eight year old to watch it to get her opinion and she nope-ed out as soon as the first cat came on screen. Like, literally said “no” and walked away.— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) July 18, 2019 Originally published 3:29 p.m. 2:23 nobody involved in making this movie knows how large or small at cat is pic.twitter.com/AH2wS17HNu— Megan Lasher (@MeganLasher) July 18, 2019 To be fair, it’s an almost-impossible task to blend humans and animals and make them not look like something out of the Island of Doctor Moreau. Social media users found the combination a bit unnerving — especially since the actors almost look naked in their feline get-ups. “Somehow the people in Cats look more nude than if they were actually nude, and it’s weird as hell,” wrote Gavia Baker-Whitelaw. just watched the CATS trailerhow do i unwatch the CATS trailer— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) July 18, 2019 somehow the people in Cats look more nude than if they were actually nude, and it’s weird as hell. pic.twitter.com/vw8vtsIAUa— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) July 18, 2019 The music from Cats, the Broadway musical-turned-movie, is critically acclaimed. But you try and put humans in cat suits, and fur sure, people are going to hiss and yowl about it.The first trailer for the film came out Thursday, featuring such stars as Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and Judi Dench transformed into cats, complete with “digital fur.” “you’ll be playing a cat, in Cats! We’re using digital technology to make you a cat”“a relief, then, because I was about to ask a follow-up question about whether I would be a befurred nude entity, smooth in weird places, neither fully cat nor fully human”— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 18, 2019 Tags CATS looks like the unsexy version of that Dr. Moreau episode of Batman: The Animated Series. pic.twitter.com/YoXZ061I6E— Elle Schneider (@elleschneider) July 18, 2019 Selfies, cats and so many uploads: Our love affair with sharing photos idk, i think taylor swift looks good in the cats trailer pic.twitter.com/yCSEHqGPEs— Josh Kurp (@JoshKurp) July 18, 2019 I OWN A VERY SMALL CAT SHE DOES NOT LOOK THIS TINY ON MY BED pic.twitter.com/0vipSd5vm9— Emily “kind of a speed freak” Heller (@emilypheller) July 18, 2019 Sonic the hedgehog team: We’re going to have a great looking anthropomorphic mammal ever.#cats team: Hold our catnip. pic.twitter.com/1tOTcd9rpK— Ivan Pereira (@IvanPer4) July 18, 2019 CATS 2019: pic.twitter.com/1GNl6hUNaw— Tim Lydon (@TimDLydon) July 18, 2019 The new The Island of Doctor Moreau trailer looks very creepy but I’m not sure about all the singing.— Cethan Leahy (@CethanLeahy) July 18, 2019 Now playing: Watch this: And the size of the cat-actors when combined with the sets seems off to some. “I own a very small cat,” wrote Emily Heller on Twitter. “She does not look this tiny on my bed.” Yes, there were Doctor Moreau comparisons. Joked author Cethan Leahy, “The new The Island of Doctor Moreau trailer looks very creepy but I’m not sure about all the singing.” Share your voice “Paging Doctor Moreau. Paging Doctor Alphonse Moreau—the FBI is here to see you.” pic.twitter.com/lsyxynqaFh— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) July 18, 2019 Post a comment THE CATS ARE TOO SMALL!!! I REPEAT, THE CATS ARE TOO SMALL!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/z7IGQYFDCQ— Nicole Silverberg (@nsilverberg) July 18, 2019 0 Some couldn’t resist comparing the reaction to Cats to the recent response when Sonic the Hedgehog revealed its own movie character. The reaction was so negative that Sony went back to the drawing board to fix the character’s appearance. “(I don’t know), I think Taylor Swift looks good in the Cats trailer,” wrote Josh Kurp on Twitter, sharing a picture of the creepy, human-toothed Sonic. Cats opens Dec. 20 in the US and UK, with no release date for Australia yet. Trailer for Cats movie featuring Taylor Swift arrives Cats: The Musical. pic.twitter.com/GLWUkFn7fh— Amazon Movie Reviews (@AmznMovieRevws) July 18, 2019 Every cat in Cats is stuck halfway through their morph pic.twitter.com/6vOzm1xeds— Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) July 18, 2019 Star Wars Epsiode IX Rise Of Skywalker who?I am only gonna watch Taylor Swift as a cat dancing around furniture double the size of humans.pic.twitter.com/9wGFjqBODP— Getaway_DREAM (@Unholy_Josh) July 17, 2019 13 Photos Is our reaction to Cats gonna be the thing that unites us in these broken days?— Riley Silverman 🔜 SDCC (@rileyjsilverman) July 18, 2019last_img read more

first_imgALL THE PAINTINGS in the exhibition, ‘Soul of my Country’ might look distinct at first glance; however the common thread among all the paintings revolves around India and Indian women. Whether it is Sita or Padmini or a simple village woman performing mangal arati or Vaastu puja, women dominate her landscape except in the works depicting mythological stories and rickshaw pullers of Kolkata. The paintings for ‘Soul of my Country’ exhibition series are of three types: decorative, figurative and narrative. In decorative paintings one can see birds, animals and human-beings. The figurative mainly includes Gods and Goddesses and Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe figurative mainly includes Gods and Goddesses and tandava dance forms of Lord Shiva. Furthermore, there is narrative kind of paintings depicting life of rickshaw pullers, Rajputs and so on. The artist uses multiple media in this collection: water colour on paper, on silk, oil on canvas, acrylic and water mixable with oil. One also gets the impression that India lives in its villages, where you can experience and share life in its full meaning. India and her core values is ingrained in her canvas with soothing colours, melting into each other with dynamism so vigorous that it consumes the viewer. The water colour on silk is almost comforting, it draws you in. The paintings Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe water colour on silk is almost comforting, it draws you in. The paintings express the soul through life, but life is only a means of the spiritual self-expression, there is a vivid and vital representation, but it is more of an inner psychical than of the outward physical life. This is what viewers will find, walking through ‘Soul of my country’– a solo painting exhibition of Bardhan’s works, which are an amalgamation of paintings of different media and style which she learnt throughout her four decades of career in art, which explores beautiful landscapes of India, her people and her culture. Bardhan is one of the very few artists who use the rare medium “Water Bardhan is one of the very few artists who use the rare medium “Water color on Silk”. Bardhan has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in prominent galleries in different parts of India and will be showcasing in Bangalore after the Kolkata show.last_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of Imago Systems News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… 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 | 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 The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more October 2, 2013 — Results of EORTC trial 10853 appearing in Journal of Clinical Oncology show that breast conserving treatment combined with radiotherapy reduces the risk of local recurrence in women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) study, adjuvant radiotherapy after local excision reduced the incidence of both in situ and invasive local recurrences by a factor of two and resulted in an overall lower risk of mastectomy.Long-term outcomes of local recurrences and survival in women receiving radiotherapy in combination with breast conserving surgery for DCIS have been investigated at a median follow-up of 15.8 years.”Survival after treatment for DCIS is excellent. Therefore, the question rises whether the current treatment for DCIS (local excision and adjuvant radiotherapy of the breast) is overtreatment. To answer this question, not only long-term data about local disease recurrences and prognosis are important, but also information about the prognosis and treatment in case of recurrence,” said Mila Donker, M.D., researcher, The Netherlands Cancer Institute.Between 1986 and 1996, the phase III EORTC trial 10853 randomized 1010 women with complete local excision of DCIS to no further treatment (503 patients) or radiotherapy (507 patients). The risk of any local recurrence reduced by 48% (HR: 0.52, 95%CI 0.40-0.68, P<0.001) in the patients who also received radiotherapy. The 15-year local recurrence-free rate was 69% for the group of patients receiving breast-conserving surgery alone, but this increased to 82% for the group of patients who also received radiotherapy, and the 15-year invasive local recurrence-free rate was 84% versus 90%, respectively (HR: 0.61, 95%CI 0.42-0.87).The differences observed in local recurrence did not lead to differences in breast cancer specific survival or overall survival, but patients with invasive local recurrence did have a significantly worse breast cancer specific survival (HR: 17.66, 95%CI 8.86–35.18) as well as overall survival (HR: 5.17, 95%CI 3.09-8.66) than those who did not recur. Thus, an invasive recurrence resulted in a worse prognosis.A lower overall salvage mastectomy rate after a local recurrence was also observed in the group of patients who also received radiotherapy (13%) than in those patients who just received breast conserving surgery (19%). Thus, radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery for DCIS resulted in an overall lower percentage of patients who were treated with a mastectomy after a local recurrence.The study highlights the importance of conducting long-term follow-up.For more information: www.jco.ascopubs.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content 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 | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and... read more News | October 02, 2013 Breast conserving treatment with radiotherapy reduces risk of local recurrence News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World's Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive... read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution... read morelast_img read more

first_imgTHAI welcomes the Airbus A350 XWB to MelbourneTHAI welcomes the Airbus A350 XWB to MelbourneThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) is pleased to welcome the Airbus A350 XWB to Melbourne, Victoria.  Mr Arnuphap Kittikul, THAI General Manager for Southern Australia was present to welcome the Airbus A350 XWB, along with Sales Manager, Mrs Susan Leitch and the Melbourne-based Sales team plus representatives of the Melbourne Airport Authority.THAI Airbus A350Mr. Kittikul said that the Company has ordered a total of 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and was delighted to welcome the aircraft to Melbourne.  The Airbus A350 XWB is a mid-size long range commercial aircraft, is currently the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world as well as the most modern and efficient aircraft, which succeeds in meeting customers’ expectations.   The aircraft will initially fly daily non-stop from Melbourne to Bangkok on the afternoon flight, TG466 with connections to Europe and other key cities on the THAI network, replacing the Boeing 777 aircraft and supporting future company growth.  THAI’s first Airbus A350 XWB was delivered in August 2016 from the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, France.It is planned for Melbourne’s evening flight to also operate with the A350 XWB from February, 2018, subject to confirmation, giving Southern Australian customers access to 2 flights each day operated by this new state-of-the-art aircraft.THAI Airbus A350Seventy percent of the A350 XWB is made of weight-efficient airframe, consisting of advanced composite materials such as titanium and advanced aluminium as well as an all-new Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic fuselage which results in lower fuel burn as well as less maintenance.  The A350 XWB is powered with Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines that are the newest, fuel efficient engines, with 25 percent less carbon dioxide emissions and substantial reduction to maintenance costs.The Airbus A350 XWB was designed in Thai contemporary design and is equipped with ambient LED based mood lighting complete with 16.7 million colours.  The spacious overhead area was designed to improve inflight comfort, with bigger overhead stowage compartments, larger panoramic windows, with more space in all classes of service.  Business Class passengers enjoy wider, more comfortable seats with the latest in-seat amenities. Economy Class passengers can enjoy more leg room on the A350 than on any other aircraft of similar type. THAI’s A350 XWB consists of 321 seats, as follows:Royal Silk ClassThere are 32 seats in Royal Silk Class, which was designed for maximum Business Class passenger comfort, by placing a distance of 41-46 inches between seat rows. The seat width is 21 inches, with 180 degree recline, giving passengers easy access to entry and exit from their respective seats without disturbing other passengers.  Each seat is fully equipped with a 16 inch touchscreen that can connect to Wi-Fi, communication devices, and electrical plugs. Economy ClassThere are 289 seats in Economy Class, with a seat pitch of 32 inches and18 inch seat width.  Each seat is equipped with an 11 inch touchscreen that can connect to Wi-Fi, communication devices, and electrical plugs. THAI remains dedicated to continually improving its fleet as well as products and services for passenger comfort and convenience, recently claiming 3 Awards from Skytrax : 2017 World’s Best Airline; World’s Best Onboard Economy Class Catering and World’s Best Airport Lounge after receiving recognition in  2016 as the World’s Most Improved Airline.For travellers continuing their journey beyond Thailand, the Airbus A350 XWB is currently flying between Bangkok and London, Frankfurt, Rome, Milan and Brussels.  For more information about THAI’s latest schedules, fares and promotions, please visit thaiairways.com or call 1300 651 960. THAIbook hereSource = THAIlast_img read more

first_imgNestled in amongst Alpine trees in the Austrian Alps, Salzburg’s domes and turrets rise dramatically from the forested mountains.The city’s charm can be found in its historic centre where you’ll see many reminders of its most famous resident – Mozart – amongst trendy cafés and pristine parks. It is a truly magical city – after a day of strolling around you’ll understand exactly just what Julie Andrews was singing about…Find flights to Salzburg1. Hohensalzburg FortressDespite being over 900 years old, Salzburg’s dominating fortress is incredibly well preserved and is visible throughout much of the city. Accessible via a steep climb or quick ride in a glass funicular, it is a place that you could spend hours exploring, taking in the surrounding views and breathing in the fresh mountain air. It also houses several museums, the Fortress Museum in particular being one not to miss as it is filled with medieval objects, weaponry and for the less faint-hearted, some pretty grisly torture devices. 8. Brewery Stiegl-BrauweltIf you are going to drink anything in Salzburg, it should probably be Stiegl. Founded in 1492, it has been the tipple of choice for over 500 years. Its brewery prides itself on being a ‘paradise’ for beer lovers with over 35,000 square metres to explore. Prost! Read more: Beer we go: 7 of the best drinking destinations in EuropeIf you like this then you might also enjoy these:10 best places to visit in Germany10 top things to do in Berlin: a local’s guideTop 10 things to see and do in BudapestSkyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 2. Salzburg festivalFrom mid-July to the end of August, Salzburg hosts the third oldest festival in Europe – a celebration of music and theatre. You can see a variety of classical and modern musicians and performances in venues throughout the city.Read more: 10 of the world’s most amazing festivals3. Mozart’s birthplaceLike many a genius during his lifetime, his hometown did not pay much notice or celebrate the success of Mozart – you’d hardly believe that these days with the sheer amount of Mozart themed tat in its gift shops. Many attractions even use him as their claim to fame (the city’s cathedral promotes itself as being the church that he was baptised in, for example). However, a trip to his birthplace is highly recommended. Filled with mementoes, portraits and of course instruments, it is a treasure trove collection that explores his early years. Read more: 5 must-visit cities for culture-vultures4. MozartplatzDominated by a statue of the man himself, the heart of Salzburg’s hometown pays tribute to the composer. This beautiful square is framed in baroque architecture and it is the best starting point to explore the rest of the old town.5. Hellbrun palace and trick fountainsThis beautiful yellow mansion sits in rather luxurious surroundings. It is a great place for children (or indeed the young at heart) as in its neighbouring gardens you’ll find an array of trick fountains that have been in place for 400 years. You are more than likely to get splashed so maybe leave the expensive camera at home when you visit here…center_img 6. Brunnauers Magazin restaurantAlong with the excellent Austrian cuisine, served by award winning chef Richard Brunnauer, this restaurant stands out due to its stylish interiors and location in a repurposed World War Two bunker – a cave at the side of the Mönchsberg Mountain. 7. Mirabell palace and gardensThere are spots all over the city that pay some sort of tribute to The Sound of Music, but it is probably here that’ll make you want to fling your arms in the air and declare that the hills are alive with the sound of music. These gardens were the scene for the song Do-re-mi, so even the most ardent hater of musicals will be humming the tune by the time they leave. Doe a deer…. RelatedWinter wonderland escapes: 5 magical cities of snowWe know a winter escape isn’t about getting your followers double tapping your holiday pics. But if your getaway happens to be dusted with a magical coating of snow, we can’t blame you for snapping every angle. That’s why we’ve picked five destinations that are guaranteed to look amazing under…Ski and city breaks: ask SkyscannerSki and city breaks: ask Skyscanner10 quick getaway flights for under £40Did you know that in the UK, the highest level of monthly rainfall occurs in October? Which begs the question of why on Earth you would want to stay here when you could book a flight to one of these ten places for less than the cost of a video…last_img read more

first_imgBAA Jet Management Ltd of Hong Kong has taken delivery of its first managed Airbus aircraft, an A318 Elite, becoming the first to operate the type in the Asian region. The Airbus A318 Elite—the first to be registered in the People’s Republic of China —is now based at Shenzen and is available for VVIP charter.“This Airbus A318 Elite is the first in Asia to offer customers something that they cannot get with other high-end business jets – much greater comfort, space and ease of movement around the cabin,” says BAA Managing Director Ricky Leung. “And with seating for 18 passengers in our A318 Elite, we can also carry larger business groups and families than any other corporate jet currently available for VVIP charter in the region today,” he adds.The Airbus A318 Elite is the newest member of the Airbus ACJ Family and offers the widest and tallest cabin of any business jet in its class, as well as all the benefits of a modern and elegant design.“Asia has long been an important market for Airbus – it’s where we won our first airliner sale outside Europe – so it’s great to see BAA becoming our first operator in the region for our modern A318 Elite corporate jet,” comments Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “The longer you fly, the more important your comfort becomes, so the A318 Elite really does have a lot to offer,” he adds.The A318 Elite is the most affordable aircraft in the Airbus ACJ Family, and features a cabin created in co-operation with Lufthansa Technik. Its interior comprises several different seating zones in a spaciously large living area, as well as a very practical and private office that converts into a bedroom, complete with ensuite bathroom.www.baaasia.comlast_img read more

first_imgThe European Commission signed two new agreements in support of the Turkish Cypriot community, the EU scholarship programme and the support for the committee on missing persons (CMP), amounting to €5.5 million in total.Under the EU aid programme, the commission signed an agreement with the British Council for the amount of €2.5 million for the EU scholarship programme for Turkish Cypriots. This funding covers the academic year from 2019 to 2020.“Since 2007 the European Commission has granted scholarships to 1,400 students, teachers, researchers and professionals for over €16 million for undergraduate and graduate studies, research and training purposes in EU member states,” the EU Commission announced. “For the current academic year, the EU scholarship programme has proven to be very successful, with more than 650 applications and a total of 171 awards. 63 per cent of the recipients are women.”The agreement by the EU Commission and the United Nations development programme provides an additional €3 million in support of the work of the CMP for the year 2019.According to their announcement, the European Commission has been the major donor in support of the work of the CMP since 2006, with a total contribution of €25.4 million.“The European Commission supports the work of bi-communal Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot scientific teams involved in all the stages of the process as well as awareness raising activities. These activities contribute to achieving a better understanding of mutual concerns and foster cooperation between the Cypriot communities. Additionally, the CMP humanitarian mandate contributes to providing relief to the families of missing persons.”Since 2006, the remains of 902 missing persons have been identified and returned to their families.“The commission continues to support reconciliation, confidence building and bringing the Turkish community closer to the EU,” the statement said.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more