first_imgSo far we have heard about three Nokia phones launching at the MWC 2018 on February 4. These are Nokia 9, Nokia 1 and the Nokia 7+. Now there is another phone. It seems that HMD Global will also launch the Nokia 4 at the MWC, hoping to woo customers with a phone that is likely to be priced under Rs 10,000.The information about the Nokia 4 comes courtesy a leaked report on a website called VK, so do take it with a pinch of salt because nothing is confirmed. That said, on paper at least, the Nokia 4 looks quite good, especially if it gets priced under Rs 10,000.Not much is known about the Nokia 4 hardware or features. The leaked report notes that it will be a phone made in India, and hence for the Indian market. It is expected to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor. There is also a chance that the Nokia 4 will use a 5.2-inch screen, come with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. If it arrives, and chances are that it will, the Nokia 4 is likely to use Android Oreo with original Android user interface.At the same time, there is more information now available about the Nokia 7+ or is it Nokia 7 Plus. We are just a few days away from MWC 2018 where HMD Global is widely expected to unveil a range of new Nokia smartphones much like it did last year. At this year’s tech trade show, the company is expected to showcase the Nokia 1 Android Go and Nokia 7+ Android One smartphones alongside the flagship Nokia 9, Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 (2018) and Nokia 3310 4G. Last week, notable tipster Evan Blass posted renders of the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7+ and now an alleged Nokia 7+ hand-on image has surfaced that further confirms the design language.advertisementThe leaked live image comes just days ahead of MWC 2018 and shows the front side of the Nokia 7+. The image backs Blass’ renders that suggest the Nokia 7+ will sport an 18:9 display with minimum top and bottom bezels. A majority of the Nokia phones to launch this year, including the flagship Nokia 9, are expected to sport full-screen displays to keep with the industry trend. While we can’t verify the authenticity of the image, it does look similar to past renders including the Nokia logo on the top right corner. The screen of the Nokia 7+ will sport rounded corners and has a very appealing look with orange accents around the dual Zeiss lenses on the back, the fingerprint sensor and the display as per last weeks renders. The volume controls and power button and the Nokia logo will also be orange as per the renders and the smartphone will come in at least two colour options – White and Black.One of the more noteworthy aspects about the Nokia 7+ renders is that it will be an Android One smartphone, which means you will get stock Android (likely Android Oreo) with timely updates for at least two years. It will be interesting to see how the software will differ from other Nokia phones as the lineup so far already comes with stock Android and HMD Global has provided timely updates as well, the most recent being with the Nokia 8 getting Android 8.1 Oreo.ALSO READ: Nokia 7 Plus: Bezel-less design, Android One, dual cameras and everything we know so farFrom what we know so far, the Nokia 7+ is expected to sport a 6-inch FullHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The handset will also bear a dual rear camera setup with Zeiss lenses and a fingerprint sensor below it. The smartphone will likely fall in the mid-range price bracket and will be powered by a Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It may also support dual sight video (Bothie) and 360 degree audio recording (OZO audio) that was featured in last years Nokia 8. We will know more about the specs and pricing details of the smartphone at MWC 2018.last_img read more

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first_imgNew Delhi: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, his Deputy Sachin Pilot and General Secretaries K.C. Venugopal and Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday met party President Rahul Gandhi amid a leadership crisis following the party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections. Spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala also met Rahul Gandhi at the latter’s residence. Gehlot arrived after Pilot had left. Details of their discussions were not immediately known. Gandhi had offered to quit as the party President at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting on Saturday but it was unanimously rejected. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist The CWC, the party’s top decision making body, authorised Rahul Gandhi to make structural changes in the country’s oldest political party. But party sources maintained that Rahul Gandhi was firm on quitting, triggering concern in the party that has always worked under the Nehru-Gandhi umbrella. Priyanka Gandhi first arrived at Rahul Gandhi’s residence in the morning followed by Surjewala and Venugopal. Pilot reached the residence some time later. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France After separate meetings with Rahul Gandhi which lasted for over 50 minutes, Pilot, Venugopal and Surjewala left. Gehlot then reached the Gandhi residence. On Monday, Gandhi had declined to meet Gehlot despite an appointment and asked him to meet Venugopal instead. Congress Uttar Pradesh leader Pramod Tiwari also met Rahul Gandhi. The Congress is expected to call another CWC meeting within the next four days. Rahul Gandhi had blamed Gehlot and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for devoting more time in the constituencies of their sons instead of doing more for the party in the elections in which the Congress won just 52 Lok Sabha seats.last_img read more

first_imgCoimbatore: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted searches across multiple locations here in connection with a recent terror alert issued to Tamil Nadu. According to police, the NIA searches were conducted at the residences of five people in the city to ascertain if they had any links with Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists who had earlier infiltrated into the state. Some of the people, at whose houses the NIA conducted searches on Thursday, had earlier been raided by the agency as part of its probe into the Tamil Nadu ISIS module, police added. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Earlier, the state went on a high alert on August 23 following intelligence inputs that members of the LeT had infiltrated into the state. The reports had then suggested six members of the terror outfit had infiltrated by sea from Sri Lanka and moved to different cities, including Coimbatore. Security was subsequently heightened across the state, but the vigil has been eased gradually since Monday.last_img read more

first_imgLooking for someone to blame for the not-so-stellar performance of your investment portfolio? Try checking the mirror.Decisions about money aren’t always rational, even when we think we’re acting logically. Common tendencies that make us our own worst enemies when investing include: selling winning investments too soon or holding onto losers for too long, loading up on too-similar assets or failing to assess the future implications of today’s decisions.Researchers have found dozens of unconscious biases that can drive people to make money decisions they later regret. These behavioural economics concepts include things like “anchoring” — when a specific and perhaps arbitrary number you have in mind sways your decision-making, such as selling Apple just because the company’s stock hit a round number, like $200 a share. Or, the “endowment effect” can cause you to overvalue something simply because you own it, leading you to cling to a stock that’s tanking.Here are some common human errors in investing, with strategies to overcome them.PURSUING PAST PREDILECTIONSFinancial institutions remind us that past performance doesn’t guarantee future results. We don’t always listen.It’s tempting to look at a stock’s (or the broader market’s) recent performance and conclude gains will persist in the near term, says Victor Ricciardi, a finance professor at Goucher College and co-editor of the books “Investor Behavior” and “Financial Behavior.” “People take a very small sample of data and draw a major conclusion, and that’s a pretty bad pitfall,” Ricciardi says.— HOW TO OVERCOME IT: Don’t base investing decisions solely on what’s happened in the past; think about what will drive gains in the future. When investing for the long term, prioritize selecting companies with solid long-term potential.DIVERSIFICATION THAT’S NOT DIVERSEYou may interpret diversification to mean more is better. That’s only half the story; what’s important is owning a variety of assets (both stocks and bonds) with exposure to various industries, companies and geographies.Sometimes investors exhibit “naive diversification” by owning too-similar assets, which does little to reduce risk, says Dan Egan, director of behavioural finance and investments at robo-adviser Betterment: “People will have three or four different S&P 500 funds and think they’re diversified but don’t look at how correlated they all are.”Similarly, many investors invest only in companies they know, which results in over-concentration in certain industries, Ricciardi says. That may mean underexposure to “the unknown” — like international stocks — which they perceive to be risky, he adds.— HOW TO OVERCOME IT: Invest in a wide range of assets. This can easily be accomplished with a simple portfolio constructed of just a few mutual funds or exchange-traded funds.MAKING EMOTIONAL DECISIONSWhen money’s on the line, it’s hard not to let emotions creep into your decisions.Prior to the 2016 presidential election, many professional investors expressed concerns about a market slump if Donald Trump won. Betterment data suggested that investors who supported Hillary Clinton might let politics shape their investment strategy — and cash out following the election, Egan says. So after the election, the robo-adviser messaged investors with information about the importance of staying invested for the long haul, he says.On a stock-specific basis, we often let emotions dictate when to sell — not wanting to admit we made a losing bet. “People tend to sell winners too quickly when they go up and, on the downside, they hold on to losing investments too long,” Ricciardi says.— HOW TO OVERCOME IT: Think about individual investments in the context of your entire portfolio and craft a plan for when you’ll sell that’s not triggered by short-term factors (like emotions) alone.FOCUSING ON TODAYIt can be difficult to see the value of saving money for tomorrow when there’s so much to spend it on today. That myopia can make investors either too active or too passive.If you’re too passive, you may avoid regular check-ins on financial health and stick with a status quo that doesn’t properly prepare for the future, Ricciardi says. Meanwhile, being too active can drive up trading expenses, resulting in lower returns, he adds.— HOW TO OVERCOME IT: Let the numbers do the talking. Sit down with a retirement calculator when charting your investing journey. Make sure you fully understand the tax implications and costs associated with selling investments.This article was provided to The Associated Press by the personal finance website NerdWallet. Anna-Louise Jackson is a writer at NerdWallet. Email: Twitter: @ALJax7.RELATED LINKS:NerdWallet: Retirement calculator Economics: Behavioral economics concepts Jackson, The Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgTWO TEENAGERS HAVE died this evening following single vehicle crash in Ferbane, Co Offaly.The crash occurred occurred on the R436 at Rosfaraghan, Ferbane, at approximately 7.30pm.Gradaí confirmed that two males, aged in their late teens, were fatally injured when the car they were travelling in left the road and collided with a wall. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.The road is currently closed and Garda forensic collision investigators are at the scene. Local traffic diversions are in place.Anyone with information is asked to contact Birr Garda Station 057-9169710, or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.last_img read more

first_imgGOOGLE HAVE ANNOUNCED plans to let those using their services decide how their data is used after they die.It raises interesting questions about what to do with the digital footprint you leave but it also makes think about all the awful things we’ve posted on social media.Let’s face it, our “legacy” is a bit of a mess.Here’s what we’d get rid of from social media when we’re gone. Just to be safe.1. Anything related to drinkingOh god it seems like a good idea at the time but we want to banish all drunk tweets / FB posts etc to hell for eternity:2. Anything too sexyNothing wrong with the ego boost of a few likes on a nice picture of yourself but we’ll cringe when we look back on some of our attempts to be sexy. Honestly.3.  Those awkward passive aggressive statusesOh yes THAT persons knows what THEY did and you’ll TELL them by NOT naming them in YOUR statusSeeing those back will be super awkwardPassiveAggressiveStatus / Tumblr4. Things you forget you likedRemember when we all signed up to Facebook and you’d hit like on the funniest things for the laugh and then suddenly you’re being asked by mates if you really liked Creed?We are so stressed about the things we forgot to unlike that might come cropping up againMeekison93 / YouTube5. The horrific night out pictures you just can’t shakeYes you can detag pictures all day but there are still scores of horrible photos of you out in the club when you should have known better.There’s so many we’d love to just scour from the internet foreverLike thinking you’re gas in the toiletsEmbarrassing Photos CardiffAnd general dancefloor awfulnessEmbarrassing Irish Nightlife Photos6. Inspirational quotesImagine if people realised you were posting this kind of stuff around the place and not trying to be funny when doing it:Takemeawaytodisney / TumblrYou’d be scarlet.7. SextingAll of you people into your raunchy messages might get your comeuppance if you’re not careful.Not that we’d ever engage in this sending racy pictures carry on. Heaven forbid.Alliteration and Alcohol / Tumblr8. Awful hairstylesThink of all the snaps out there of your hair looking truly, truly terrible.Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesShudder.9. Private messages going publicImagine if all the nasty things you said about people in your private messages was read by everyone else?!?You’d seem so horrible.The idea of everyone reading our private messages makes us feel like this:Sasha Mizaree Diary / Tumblr10. HashtagsYou’ll look back on the moments you had like these and cringe, we’re telling you:Via Imgur11. Breaking people’s heart publiclyThe moments where we all have been as cruel as this young lady:We Will Carry On / Tumblr12. Anything to do with Bebo being revisitedImagine.Some intrepid One Direction fans have found Niall Horan’s Bebo page and it’ll send you right back into Bebo nostalgia.And by nostalgia we mean sheer horror at the idea of looking back at the timewarp that is most peope’s first foray into social networking.Sure lookit Niall’s page:Horanetc / TumblrWe’d rather not look back on the days of Top 16 and filling out pointless quizzes about yourself.Also Niall’s MSN screenname is pretty great:Horanetc / TumblrDon’t let what happened to Niall Horan happen to you.Delete your Bebo while you still can.The 5 Pink songs we forgot we really loved>11 duets we can’t believed happened>last_img read more

first_img Apr 23rd 2017, 5:02 PM  ASM CLERMONT AUVERGNE: Scott Spedding; David Strettle, Aurelien Rougerie (Damien Penaud ’56), Remi Lamerat (Patricio Fernandez ’66), Nick Abendanon; Camille Lopez, Morgan Parra (Ludovic Radosavljevic ’70); Raphael Chaume (Etienne Falgoux ’65), Benjamin Kayser (John Ulugia ’54), Davit Zirakashvili (Aaron Jarvis ’65); Arthur Iturria, Sébastien Vahaamahina (Paul Jedrasiak ’70); Damien Chouly (captain), Peceli Yato (Alexandre Lapandry ’54), Fritz Lee.LEINSTER: Joey Carbery; Fergus McFadden (Zane Kirchner ’73), Garry Ringrose, Robbie Henshaw, Isa Nacewa (captain) (yellow card ’9 to ’19); Johnny Sexton, Luke McGrath (Jamison Gibson-Park ’65); Jack McGrath (Peter Dooley ’61), Richardt Strauss (Sean Cronin ’50), Tadhg Furlong (Michael Bent ’72); Devin Toner, Hayden Triggs (Ross Molony ’61); Rhys Ruddock, Dan Leavy (Josh van der Flier ’65), Jack Conan.Replacements not used: Ross Byrne.Referee: Nigel Owens [WRU].The42 is on Instagram! 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By Murray Kinsella 26,621 Views Follow us: Short URL Sunday 23 Apr 2017, 5:02 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Disastrous start leaves Leinster with too much to do in defeat to Clermont Camille Lopez guided the Top 14 club home in a thrilling Champions Cup semi-final in Lyon. 90 Comments Clermont scorers:Tries: Peceli Yato, David StrettleConversions: Morgan Parra [1 from 2]Penalties: Morgan Parra [1 from 2], Camille Lopez [1 from 2]Drop goals: Camille Lopez [2]Leinster scorers:Tries: Garry RingroseConversions: Johnny Sexton [1 from 1]Penalties: Johnny Sexton [5 from 5] ‘We gave them 45 minutes of hell,’ says Ryan as Munster vow to come back stronger‘We said on the pitch afterwards that we aren’t going to let this be the full stop’ Clermont 27Leinster 22Murray Kinsella reports from Stadium de Gerland, LyonMUCH OF THE damage was done early on and, though the momentum seesawed in this thrilling Champions Cup semi-final, Clermont just about deserve their place in the European decider against Saracens on 13 May. Camille Lopez celebrates one of his brilliant drop goals. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHONot that Stuart Lancaster and Leo Cullen will agree. They will feel Leinster could and should have won this absorbing knock-out tie, even after their shocking opening 15 minutes.They went close to pulling off a remarkable comeback win in the second half and looked to have gone ahead in the 56th minute, but a potentially brilliant Dan Leavy try was chalked off for the flanker’s illegal holding of Aurelien Rougerie to allow the initial break.It was a huge moment that allowed Clermont to gain their footing once again having stumbled badly following an opening quarter that left them 15-0 ahead and dominating in every facet of the game.Garry Ringrose then scored a sensational solo try to draw Leinster to within two points in the closing 10 minutes but Clermont steadied themselves, out-half Camille Lopez guiding them home with the kind of composure that has been lacking in ASM in recent years.Leinster were always chasing the game after their disastrous start and though they showed grit to keep themselves clinging to Clermont’s coat-tails throughout, forcing doubts into the Top 14 side’s minds, that opening effort was simply not good enough.The lineout malfunctioned to an alarming degree, the breakdown work was incredibly sloppy and Leinster invited pressure from Clermont, who gladly responded with tries from Peceli Yato and David Strettle.The second of those tries came with captain Isa Nacewa in the sin bin for tugging Strettle’s shirt off the ball.An overthrow from Richardt Strauss was costly in the third minute, before Ringrose opted to chip possession away and Clermont countered willingly, Nick Abendanon and Strettle combining and then Lopez having a dart.The ASM forwards munched through powerful phases until Parra spotted Leinster’s defence far too tight on the right and threw a double skip pass to Strettle, who burst into space, drew Joey Carbery and chipped ahead for Yato to dot down a TMO-confirmed try converted by Parra. Peceli Yato scores Clermont’s opener. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOThe classy scrum-half then slotted a penalty after Nacewa was yellow-carded for pulling Strettle back as he ran a support line when Clermont threatened down the right, while Leinster’s lineout continued to struggle, losing two of their next three throws.Attacking against 14 men, the rampant Clermont moved into a commanding 15-0 lead as Strettle touched down for their second try – again on the right.Another intelligent skip pass from Parra saw the English wing burst down the touchline outside Leavy, before stepping inside the covering tackle attempt of Carbery to score.Clermont were utterly dominant at the breakdown as Leinster’s support runners struggled to get to the tackle, but a breakout attack from their own 22 on turnover ball showed some signs of life until Carbery spilled forward in the excellent tackle of Strettle.While the error count continued to be too high – Fergus McFadden kicking out on the full under little pressure at one point – Leinster did manage to take some of the sting out of the Parra-inspired Clermont as the half developed.That said, they needed a despairing tackle from Carbery on Scott Spedding when the Clermont fullback had hacked ahead from a misplaced Johnny Sexton pass, the France international slowing to scoop the ball off the ground and giving Carbery time to catch him.Parra had a chance to extend the French side’s lead three minutes before the break after Leinster’s seventh penalty concession of the half – another damaging area – but his shot drifted wide to the left.And Leinster ended the half on a positive note, finally putting together their excellent multi-phase attack and breaking into the Clermont 22 to win a penalty that saw Sexton bring them back to 15-3. David Strettle dots down ASM’s second try. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOIt was as good a scoreline as Leinster could have hoped for at the break given how ominous it had looked in the opening quarter, and then an excellent start to the second half  – featuring a break from Jack Conan – saw Sexton add on another three points to draw them closer.Suddenly the tide was turning Leinster’s way, with Rhys Ruddock standing up as a real leader in contact. Clermont failed to release before competing at breakdown time and Sexton’s third penalty had Leinster back to within six points in the 50th minute.Carbery and Sexton countered effectively next and Chouly was caught offside by the clever Luke McGrath, the scrum-half passing the ball into the Clermont back row only minutes after a brilliant tackle on Yato down the right touchline.Again, Sexton slotted the penalty to close the gap to just three points with more than 25 minutes left to play.With Clermont clearly rattled and back-peddling, Leinster looked to have moved into the lead with Leavy’s try – featuring beautiful passing and support play from McFadden, Sexton and Henshaw – but the TMO review fairly chalked it off and the Top 14 side seized their lifeline.Parra confidently nailed the penalty from wide on the right, before Nacewa was harshly penalised when competing for an aerial ball, as the ASM crowd once again burst into life with the breathing room the 18-12 scoreline provided them.The ASM resurgence continued with a sublime Lopez drop goal from over 40 metres out after Leinster had appeared to repel the best of the Clermont attack and a knock-on from replacement hooker Sean Cronin sapped Leinster’s energy even further. Sexton’s penalties were crucial in the second half. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHOAnd just when it looked like Clermont would drive into the closing 10 minutes with composure, Ringrose produced his sublime bit of attacking play to score an absolute wonder try from inside his own half.He stepped off his right foot inside both sub centre Damien Penaud and Clermont captain Chouly, then dummied a pass to Henshaw on his left, completely selling Spedding, before showing scorching pace to out-sprint Abendanon to the tryline.Sexton converted to bring Leinster back to 21-19 and quieten the ASM crowd but another error from Cronin, this time going off his feet at a ruck along with Josh van der Flier, allowed Lopez – with Parra now off – to fire over a penalty and open the gap once again to four points.Lopez missed a longer-range shot at goal soon after but then produced another stunning drop goal from distance to send Clermont 27-19 to the good.Sexton fired over a penalty in the 79th minute to once again give Leinster some chance of success but Clermont won the restart through Penaud and wound down the closing seconds inside the Leinster 22, where they had done so much damage early on. 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first_imgSanta was in Northcote this weekend, paying an early visit to the Pankoaki Brotherhood of Melbourne ‘O Ippocratis’.To get everyone into the festive spirit, children sang Christmas carols, entertaining their parents and grandparents while waiting anxiously for Santa’s arrival.He soon turned up at the brotherhood’s headquarters, where he handed out gifts to children both and young old with the help of Mrs Claus.After receiving and opening their gifts, the children hit the floor with a spectacular show to give thanks. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_imgMore than half (54%) of respondents believe colleagues would judge a father who took the same amount of parental leave as a mother, according to research by Deloitte.Its online poll of 1,000 American adult employees who have access to workplace benefits also found that 57% of male respondents felt that taking parental leave would be perceived as showing a lack of commitment to the job, while 41% of respondents believe they would lose out on opportunities on projects if they took parental leave.The research also found:64% of respondents believe organisations should offer men and women the same amount of parental leave.50% of respondents would rather have more parental leave than a pay rise.88% of respondents would value their organisation’s leave policies including family care beyond parental leave.77% of respondents say the amount of parental leave offered by an employer has at least a little sway on deciding which organisation to work for.Mike Preston, chief talent officer at Deloitte, said: “While parental leave is important, it’s just one facet of the larger issue of work and wellbeing.“Benefits are great, but work environment matters just as much. [Organisations] need to cultivate a culture where people feel comfortable doing what it takes to be their best selves and honour their priorities at work and at home.”last_img read more

first_imgThe Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will be introducing an ordinance, at their meeting on January 2, that would switch the boards to being appointed rather than elected. Stating that “it is difficult to recruit people to run for these offices and serve on the boards.” The Borough Assembly is set to consider three appointments to the board at their bi-monthly meeting on January 2. The ordinance submitted by Assemblyman Dale Bagley that would allow appointed members to serve the remainder of the term rather than only one year at a time, and therefore not require the assembly to elect new members each year. In the ordinance it states; “providing for the appointment to last until the remainder of the unexpired term of the office instead of until the next election would save the time and expenses associated with advertising for and including these officials in the election process.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Currently when there is a vacancy on a service area board it is filled by mayoral appointment and assembly confirmation until the next regular election of the borough.center_img Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Borough-service-board-elections.mp3VmJennifer-on-Borough-service-board-elections.mp300:00RPd This means that these new members’ terms will expire in less than one year and their seat must be filled at the next election for the remaining term, which could be for just one or two more years. During the October 3 election, 8 of the 28 vacant seats on service boards in the Kenai Peninsula had no applicants listed on the ballot.last_img read more

first_imgSandow Media has expanded its luxury home magazine network again with the launch of Luxe Arizona—the 12th edition the Luxe series. “Even as the economy and the real estate markets have experienced a downturn, Luxe continues to run counter to that trend,” CEO Adam I. Sandow said in a statement. “Luxe Arizona is our biggest launch ever and we anticipate similar successes [with new launches] in the Pacific Northwest and South Florida markets this fall.”The launch issue of Luxe Arizona has 344 pages, including more than 200 ad pages, according to Sandow. The second issue is due on newsstands in December.Other editions in the Luxe network include Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago and Colorado.last_img read more

first_imgCome celebrate the release of national playwright and Baltimore native, Crystal L. Bass’ sophomore book, Whirlwind, The Sequel!  This red carpet celebration will allow attendees to purchase their autographed-copy of Whirlwind, meet and greet with the author, take part in readings and experience an unforgettable evening of creative arts. The celebration is on August 29 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Place Baltimore Inner Harbor, 511 South Central Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202. For more information visit read more

first_img Human language and dolphin movement patterns show similarities in brevity © 2010 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ( — A new study has found that Formosan macaque monkeys prefer to keep their “words” short, using long vocalizations only occasionally. Explore furthercenter_img Humans also predominantly use short words that do not take much time to say, such as “of”, “a”, “it”, “or”, and “the”. The relationship between how often a word is used and its length is known as the law of brevity, and the fact that monkeys follow the same law may shed some light on the origins of human speech.The scientists, led by Dr Stuart Semple of the Roehampton University in London, U.K., said the law of brevity, which appears to apply to all languages, means the words used most often are short, while the words used least often are long, and this makes communication more efficient. Dr Semple and his team wanted to see if the same rule would apply to other animals, and to find out, they studied macaques (Macaca cyclopsis) living on Mount Longevity in Taiwan. The macaques were chosen because they are known for their extensive use of vocal communication. Formosan macaques have 35 calls of varying duration, and the scientists studied the relationship between the call duration and how often the call was used. The exact meanings of the calls are so far unknown, but they include greetings, screams and whines. The researchers found that the calls most often used were very short, while the longer calls, such as whines, were rarely heard.Dr Semple said this was the first time the law of brevity had been observed in non-human vocal communications, but it makes sense because keeping conversations short saves time and energy and also avoids drawing the attention of potential predators. The observations also suggest that the common primate ancestor could also have followed the law of brevity, which reveals more about why humans also communicate in this way.The scientists plan to follow up their research by studying other species, including non-primates, to see if they also keep their vocal communications short.The paper is published in the journal of the Royal Society, Biology Letters. More information: Efficiency of coding in macaque vocal communication, Biology Letters, DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2009.1062 Citation: Monkeys keep their words short, just like us (2010, January 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from read more

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) GAYSTARNEWS- Today, Bristolians recommend Berkeley Square Hotel as one of the best boutique hotels their city has to offer. It was also Bristol’s first art hotel.The Georgian houses, dating from 1790, have façades of beautiful Bath Stone, like so many of the area’s finest buildings.The Berkeley SuitesThe Berkeley Suites are in a separate building, just on the edge of the square. You walk up a handful of flagstone steps to reach a small red-brick Georgian crescent.To your right, is a small, private garden for Berkeley Hotel guests. Behind the bright blue front door, the hotel has restored this historic building sensitively but simply.Our suite, on the first floor, looked out onto the garden. The high sash windows flooded the white living room with light. Original features include the handsome mouldings on the cornices, while a chandelier completes the look.Interior designers have chosen a mix of classic and contemporary furniture to compliment the space. Rather than having an ugly TV on the wall, you can enjoy a cool projector for big-screen action.Meanwhile a cupboard opens up to reveal a cleverly-designed mini kitchen. This comes complete with a toaster, microwave, hob, sink, fridge and, most importantly, espresso machine.The bedroom is similarly tasteful. As this is a highly-protected – Grade II listed – building, the hotel had a challenge when they wanted to install ensuite bathrooms. They solved it by putting the bathrooms behind a sheer glass wall. The result is dramatic, modern and yet sensitive to the building’s history. I particularly loved the original fireplace in the bathroom.Naturally, you get all the contemporary luxuries you’d like. There’s an overhead rain shower, full-sized bath and Elemis cosmetics.In the mini-bar, you can help yourself to complimentary wine, beer, soft drinks and spirits. And the hotel lays out a small fruit bowl and crisps and chocolate, in case you fancy a sneaky snack.The bathroom is tastefully fitted into the Grade II listed Berkeley Suites. | Photo: GSNBack in the Berkeley Square HotelGuests in the suites can enjoy breakfast in the main hotel. It also offers an award-winning restaurant, private members’ lounge and cocktail bar. The hotel doesn’t have it’s own gym, but you get complimentary access to the Nuffield Health gym and swimming pool, just around the corner. The hotel honors the city it’s part of. You’ll find a decanter of Bristol Cream Sherry in your bedroom. And our bookcase included art books by Bristol’s world-famous street artist, Banksy. Incidentally, it is rumored that Banksy attended the same school as me, around the same time I was there, at the bottom end of Park Street, just a few minutes walk from the Berkeley Square. A home away from home to explore BristolAs a boy who grew up in Bristol, I tend to underestimate what a great city it is to visit. But I can say Berkeley Suites are perfectly located to start your exploration.In particular, the city’s outstanding Museum and Art Gallery is just across the road. It boasts a superb collection covering geology, Eastern art, local history and English delftware. The natural history section fascinated me as a child. The gallery includes Bristolian and international artists.Park Street is a steep hill, running down from the hotel to the City Centre, lined with boutique shops and restaurant. At the bottom of it, you can visit the city’s cathedral or wander around the harbour from where sailors set out to discover the world and spread Bristol’s fame.Just behind the hotel is a pretty park topped with Cabot Tower, celebrating the most famous of those voyages. John Cabot set out from Bristol to ‘discover’ Canada in 1497.If you walk a little further, you’ll find superb views of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge which spectacularly spans a steep-sided gorge.Bristol’s thriving LGBTI communityBristol is a young, vibrant city, home to many students and a cool, dynamic music and arts scene.Of course, the highlight of the LGBTI year is Bristol Pride, of which Gay Star News is a partner.Pride-goers from around South West England and beyond join the march and celebration by the picturesque harbor. The main Pride day this year (2018) is 14 July, but the festival will run from 2 to 15 July.If you are at there on the big day, make sure you grab your free Gay Star News Pride Bag. You can check out photos of Bristol Pride 2017 here.Year round, The Berkeley Suites are walking distance to some of the most popular LGBTI bars, on Frogmore Street. These include the OMG Bar and Club and the Queenshilling, a popular scene stalwart.Not much further, you’ll find the historic Old Market area. Check out the Old Market Tavern and the Bristol Bear Bar.You can find out more about the scene on the Visit Bristol site. The site will also guide you around the city, it’s attractions, food, drink and many festivals and events.Stay at the Berkeley SuitesThe Berkeley Suites offer five-star luxury but with the sense you are staying in a graceful private home.Check out the Clifton Hotels site to book a room in the main hotel or the suites.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . The Berkeley Square Hotel and Berkeley Suites are an elegant hideaway in one of the peaceful corners of Bristol, England.In fact, Berkeley Square is so much admired that TV producers used Number 24 for one of Britain’s most famous costume dramas, The House of Eliott. Mexico’s premier LGBT destination to host major LGBT events in 2016 and 20175 LGBTI-friendly hotels perfect for a city escape to StockholmThe Hyatt Centric Waikiki: A brand new trend setter for tourismRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…last_img read more

first_imgA patent filed Tuesday in the United States by the company, a unit of Alphabet Inc, describes a “delivery receptacle” designed to take packages from an “aerial delivery device” for deposit to a secure location.The receptacle would use infrared beacons to connect with drones in the air and then guide them for delivery.The delivery receptacle would then take the package to a safe location such as a garage, according to the patent. The patent did not provide any details on the nature of the delivery receptacle. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The filing provides a glimpse into a plan Google has been exploring since 2012. The project’s leader, Dave Vos, said last November it could start delivering packages by 2017.Dubbed ‘Project Wing’, the initiative was announced in August 2014 with a YouTube video showing a field test conducted in Australia. In the United States, the company has conducted testing with NASA’s AMES Research Centre.Alphabet and Inc are among a growing number of companies that are trying to make package delivery by drones a reality. But drone deliveries are not expected to take flight until after the Federal Aviation Administration publishes final rules for commercial drone operations, expected this year.Source: Reuterslast_img read more

first_img November 17, 2014 535 Views Share Consumer Sentiment Beats Forecasts in Early November Reading Consumer sentiment in the United States jumped more than two points in a preliminary November estimate, beating economic forecasts and hitting a more than seven-year high.The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment registered 89.4 in a mid-month reading, the best showing since July 2007. Economists had forecast the measure would hit 87.5, with some predicting as high as 89.The survey’s current conditions indicator climbed to 103.0, up from 98.3, UMich reported. The expectations gauge also bumped up, increasing to 80.6. Both scores were the highest since 2007.Chris Christopher, director of U.S. consumer economics at IHS Global Insight, said lower gas prices are the primary cause for Americans’ cheery mood, though employment growth helped.”Falling pump prices and elevated levels of consumer mood are likely to make fourth quarter real consumer spending growth relatively robust,” Christopher said in a note. “So, the fourth quarter is looking significantly more cheerful for consumers and retailers alike.”center_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News Consumer Confidence Consumer spending Jobs 2014-11-17 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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