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Sony to slash smartphone workforce by half by 2020

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first_imgTokyo: Once an iconic brand, Sony is now going to slash its mobile division workforce by half by 2020 in the wake of stiff competition and poor sales. The move could result in roughly 2,000 staffers either losing their jobs or getting shifted to a new department at Sony. “Sony’s share of the smartphone market has fallen sharply in recent years – from more than three per cent in 2010, according to the research portal Statistica, to less than one per cent currently. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”It has struggled to compete against leaders Apple, Samsung Electronics and Huawei Technologies, all of which are racing to develop new 5G devices,” the Nikkei Asian Review reported late on Friday. The Tokyo-headquartered company would cut smartphone sales in Southeast Asia and other areas to focus on markets like Europe and East Asia. “The company’s smartphone sales for fiscal 2018 are projected to come in at a dismal 6.5 million units, half the previous year’s figure and just one-sixth that of five years ago. “In fiscal 2014, Sony pulled 1,000 employees from its smartphone operations but sales have plunged faster than expected, necessitating a further round of cuts,” the report added. Some of the Japanese employees hit by the decision would be transferred to other divisions in the company, but the firm would offer voluntary retirement in its Europe and China operations.last_img read more

Moroccos Refinery Samir to Increase Capital After Production Halt

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Casablanca – Morocco’s oil refinery “Samir” announced it will increase its capital after it halted production at 200,000 barrels per day due to financial difficulties. The refinery, based in Mohammedia (40km north of Casablanca), which holds the monopoly of oil products refining in Morocco, denied media reports that it halted its production, stressing that it will continue to supply the national market with oil products.According to the release, “shareholders and executives are resolved to continue efforts to reinforce the refining industry in Morocco, a national strategic pole for the country”. Privatized twenty years ago, the company, listed on the Casablanca stock exchange, is facing a shortage of crude oil, following a provisional halt in production plants caused by delays in supply.It will continue to supply refined oil products according to the available stocks until production totally resumes around mid-August, the company had said on Wednesday.Following this announcement, Samir’s shares lost 10pc at the stock exchange and were suspended the day after upon the stock exchange regulating authority’s request. Meanwhile, the ministry of energy, mining, water and environment said all measures have been taken to secure the national market oil supply.With MAP read more

Turkey is Ready to Help Morocco Shut Down Gülen Schools Turkish

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Rabat – Ethem Barkan ÖZ, Turkey’s Ambassador to Morocco, reportedly said Monday that Turkey is ready to cooperate with Morocco to shut down the institutions of Fethullah Gülen, the alleged mastermind of the July 15 abortive coup d’état aimed to overthrow Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The ambassador said that Turkey is at the disposal of the Moroccan authorities to collaborate in an effort to shut down Fethullah Gülen’s institutions.“The countries in which there are schools of this ‘terrorist’ organization must assess the situation as to … its risks and potential threats,” he said. “Moroccan authorities are acutely aware of the nature of the risks that may pose a threat to their interests – and we are always available to provide all the information that Morocco needs.” The ambassador added that many countries, such as Somalia, Niger, and Equatorial Guinea, had closed Gülen institutions after the failed coup d’état.The ambassador highlighted that Fethullah Gülen’s organization, known in Turkey as FETO, emerged as a religious movement in 1970 when it began working on education and inter-religious dialogue by establishing private schools and accommodating students who are members of the organization. He added that the work of the organization grew nationally and internationally as a democratic and altruistic movement. However, over time its purpose as a movement to infiltrate the chief positions of the army, homeland security and justice became apparent.The Turkish embassy in Rabat provided the Moroccan Foreign Ministry with information about Fethullah Gülen’s institutions in the country, and called on Moroccan authorities to take action against them, the Middle East Monitor reported two weeks ago.According to The Guardian, after the failed coup d’état, some journalists visited Fethullah Gülen at his house in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, and he denied all accusations that had been made against him. Gülen claimed that the failed coup could have been staged by the government.Last year, the Turkish Interior Ministry published a list of “Turkey’s wanted terrorists,” which included Fathullah Gülen as one of the fugitives. read more

Ban vows support for Palestinian efforts to build state institutions in two

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The plans to build up Palestinian institutions were announced last month by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, and reportedly include disentangling the Palestinian economy’s dependence on Israel and foreign aid, trimming the size of the government, increasing the use of technology and unifying the legal system. “I strongly support the Palestinian Authority’s plan to complete the building of the state apparatus for Palestine in two years, and pledge the UN’s full assistance,” Mr. Ban said in a message to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee that was delivered by B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.“The significance of this goal should not be lost on any of us. Nor can we underestimate the urgency of the moment,” he told the meeting, which was chaired by Norway, and attended by Mr. Fayyad and Tony Blair, Special Envoy of the Middle East Quartet, among others.“Either we move forward, towards two States living side-by-side in peace, or backwards towards renewed conflict, deeper despair and long-term insecurity and suffering for Israelis and Palestinians alike. The status quo is untenable.”Mr. Ban said he hoped it will be possible to immediately launch negotiations for an end of occupation and an end of conflict, based on clear commitments to and implementation of the Middle East Roadmap, including a settlement freeze. In addition, efforts on the political track must be accompanied by work on the ground, including continued engagement by the Palestinian Authority with the challenges ahead, as well as broader action by Israel to ease movement and access restrictions and to enable Palestinian growth. For donors, this means continued support to the Palestinian Authority, including budget support, and the alignment of programming behind Palestinian national priorities, he added.Norway’s Foreign Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, told a news conference later in the day that while donor assistance has risen, there is a shortfall of $400 million in the Palestinian budget which needs to be addressed urgently.The Secretary-General also noted that the long-term impact of what is happening currently in Gaza can only undermine efforts to build a Palestinian State and achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The UN has proposed in concrete terms how to kick-start civilian reconstruction in Gaza, under its auspices, and Mr. Ban appealed once again to Israel to allow the entry of material into the area to make a meaningful start in addressing the massive civilian recovery needs following the conflict there earlier this year.Today’s gathering comes ahead of a meeting slated for Thursday of the diplomatic Quartet – comprising the UN, European Union, Russia and the United States. 22 September 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his strong support for Palestinian efforts to complete the building of state institutions in two years, and pledged the full assistance of the United Nations towards this goal. read more

Brock popup shop now open at Pen Centre

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A little slice of Brock University has popped up at Niagara’s largest shopping centre.Located in the middle of the mall between David’s Tea and Coles, a Brock University kiosk full of Campus Store items perfect for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers is open daily until Thursday, Dec. 20 during Pen Centre holiday hours.“Having a Brock presence at the Pen Centre gives us the opportunity to engage with the Niagara community, prospective students and alumni,” said Sabrina Blaylock, Campus Store Buyer, Branded Merchandise. “Not everyone is able to visit our campus, so having an outlet in the mall allows us to showcase our brand and unique product offering during a busy holiday season.”The kiosk is made up of selected apparel items, including kids clothing, along with stationary items and tech products.Last year, Brock opened the holiday booth at the Pen Centre for the first time and found it to be successful.“We have increased the amount of product we’re offering this year by having a second kiosk installed,” said Blaylock.The branded kiosk will be open during mall hours seven days a week until Dec. 20. read more

HomeField Advantage Doesnt Mean What It Used To In English Football

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Only one home team lost last weekend in the English Premier League. It was the same the weekend before. How unusual is this? Or, put another way, how significant is home-field advantage in soccer?It’s significant — at least, it was significant.Using a data set of scores compiled by one of this article’s authors (James), we can quantify the home team’s advantage in English football over the past 126 years. Here are the percentages of home wins, visitor wins and draws, by year, since the founding of the league in 1888 (the data is from all games played in the top four tiers of the English football pyramid, or just shy of 200,000 games):In the early days of English football, about 60 percent of games were won by the home team. The rest split about equally: 20 percent draws and 20 percent visitor wins. Now, the home team wins only about 40 percent of games, the visitor wins 30 percent, and the rest are draws. This trend doesn’t show signs of slowing. Home-field advantage in English football is disappearing.What’s responsible for this dramatic shift? Most immediately, it’s the result of a decrease in home-team scoring. Here are the average home and away goals per game, by year:Although scoring for either side has fluctuated, visitor goals have remained relatively constant, floating mostly between 1.00 and 1.3 per game. Home goals have fallen to roughly 1.5 per game from more than 2.5. The average difference (home goals minus away goals) has fallen to about 0.3 goals last year from about 1.1 goals at the league’s founding.A laundry list of explanations for home-field advantage have been offered over the years: partisan crowds, influenced officials, the comforts of home, the hardships of travel, stadium accommodations that favor the home team (e.g. nicer locker rooms or grass mowed to the liking of the players), even “home-cooked” stoppage time.Just as many reasons have been offered for the advantage’s decline, in soccer and elsewhere: easier access to tickets for away fans through sites like StubHub, more comfortable travel accommodations, better oversight of officials, the gentrification of soccer crowds — or maybe just random chance.1For a brief review of the literature, see this paper by Richard Pollard.Economists Mark Koyama and J. James Reade noticed this decline, too, and offered a provocative explanation in a 2008 paper. Writing mainly about English soccer, they argued that the effort put forth by players depends on how much they are “monitored” by their team’s fans. Players tend to put in more effort, they write, when their fans can observe it — they tend not to shirk. More of their fans observe this effort during a home game, of course. But that fact is mitigated by televised soccer. Television serves as a “monitoring technology,” and enables fans of the visiting team to monitor their players’ performance more easily. This, in turn, increases the effort put forth by players of visiting teams. Therefore, Koyama and Reade conclude, the increase of televised soccer has depressed home-field advantage.The theory seems plausible, but struggles to explain the decline in home-field wins in the first half of the 1900s. And it struggles to explain variations, or the lack thereof, in other sports.While a constellation of factors is likely responsible for shifts in advantage, one especially convincing explanation is changes in officiating.The soccer referee was introduced in roughly his modern-day form in 1891 (minus the aerosol spray). A single official can have an enormous influence on a game — an influence rarely rivaled in other sports. One reason is that soccer games are low-scoring and a referee can, in many cases, effectively award a goal to one team or the other by calling for a penalty kick. Since 1992, penalty kicks in the Premier League have led to goals 85 percent of the time. And there has been a systematic bias of awarding penalty kicks to the home team: Of 1,666 penalties called over the last two-plus decades, 1,051 (or 63 percent) went to the home team. With the exception of the 2001-2 season, home teams have won more penalties every single year. There are, on average, 75 penalties awarded each season, or about one every fifth game.Koyama and Reade noted that a similar home-team bias has been found for the “awarding” of yellow and red cards. High-leverage biases could also manifest in the calling of close-range free kicks, corner kicks and offsides violations. It often hasn’t taken much to influence the outcome of a soccer game.But with the rise to prominence of English football over the past 100-plus years2The Premier League has revenues of nearly $4 billion a year. came correspondent increases in money, exposure,3Television may influence refs, too. professionalization, organization, oversight, monitoring and evaluation of the league. All these could have lowered referee bias toward home sides.While hard data on historical referee bias is hard to come by, there is some evidence. There has been a slight downward trend in penalty-kick bias since the founding of the Premier League, for example. In the 1992-3 season, 74 percent of penalties were awarded to the home team. Last season, just 55 percent were.Soccer’s long-diminishing home-field advantage seems to be the exception in sports, not the rule. Here are home teams’ regular-season winning percentages for the four major American sports. (For simplicity, we’ve included ties as half wins, where applicable.)With the exception of four NFL seasons, home teams won more than visitors every year. Basketball and hockey typically show the most sizable home-field advantages. Basketball’s home teams have historically won at nearly a 70 percent clip, though that has dipped to around 60 percent in recent years. NHL home teams have won consistently between 60 percent and 65 percent of their games over the league’s history.While no American sport has shown the sustained decline in home-field advantage that English soccer has — a mark against Koyama and Reade’s “monitoring technology” hypothesis — there are hints of decreases, especially in basketball. That makes sense. Basketball is another sport that can be heavily influenced by the subjectivity of officials. read more

Ohio State running back Rod Smith dismissed from team

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Ohio State redshirt-senior running back Rod Smith has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, sources close to the team told Lantern TV on Monday evening.The Fort Wayne, Ind., native rushed for 549 yards during his OSU career, including 101 yards and four touchdowns on 24 attempts this season. Smith played, but did not touch the ball during the Buckeyes’ 31-24 double-overtime win against Penn State on Saturday in State College, Pa.Sources confirmed Smith’s departure to Lantern TV following an initial report by Eleven Warriors.An Ohio State spokesman didn’t have any information to provide regarding Smith’s status with the team.Smith did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play Illinois on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more

Exmet police chief Bernard HoganHowe calls for urgent review of cannabis laws

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He said: “The decriminalisation of cannabis would not eliminate the crime committed by the illicit trade, nor would it address the harms associated with drug dependence and the misery they can cause to families and society.”Decriminalisation or legalisation would send the wrong message to the vast majority of people who do not take drugs, especially young and vulnerable people, with the potential grave risk of increased misuse of drugs.”Lord Hogan-Howe was a police officer for nearly 40 years and for nearly six years he was commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.- Cannabis: Time To End The Ban? – Channel 4 Dispatches will air on Channel 4 on Monday 22 October at 8pm. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Bernard Hogan-Howe, the former Metropolitan Police commissioner, has called for an “urgent review” of the evidence around legalising cannabis.Lord Hogan-Howe, who has always supported tough laws on cannabis, investigated the issue for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme, to be shown on Monday.He said if he was home secretary he would have an “urgent commission of experts to look at the evidence about what’s happening about cannabis in North America”.Lord Hogan-Howe said: “We already know from the evidence around the world that where people use it for medicinal purposes, it slides into recreational.”Surely it’s better that we get ready for that potential change.”I’ve not seen clear evidence to say change the law now. But I have seen clear evidence to say let’s review it, but in a time-limited way, not a kicking into the long grass way. “I think we need to get on with it, now the Government has made it easier to get medical cannabis on prescription.”We’re lucky – we’re not the pioneers and we can learn from others’ mistakes. The evidence is out there and it shouldn’t be ignored.”Doctors will be able to prescribe cannabis products to patients in England, Wales and Scotland from November 1.Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, decided to relax the rules on when cannabis products can be given to patients, after considering expert advice from a review following a number of high-profile cases.A spokesman for the Home Office said the Government has “no plans to decriminalise recreational cannabis”. read more

Sandvik ups batteryelectric machine capacity with Artisan Vehicles buy

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first_imgSandvik has acquired privately-owned Artisan Vehicle Systems as it looks to capture more market share in the fast-moving battery-electric mining equipment space.Based in Camarillo, California, US, Artisan is a manufacturer of battery-powered underground mining equipment. It has three commercially-available machines: a 4-t capacity LHD (A4, pictured), 10-t capacity LHD (A10) and a 40-t capacity haul truck (Z40).The core technology behind Artisan’s offering is battery packs, electric motors, power electronics, software and control systems, according to Sandvik. “Artisan’s underground mining loaders and trucks are designed with these high-powered, highly reliable and field proven battery electric powertrains,” the company said, adding that Artisan is the market leader with most battery-electric vehicles currently operating in underground mining.Lars Engström, President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, said: “I am pleased to see the strategic acquisition of Artisan so soon after the opening of Sandvik’s state-of-the-art battery electrification innovation and development centre in Turku, Finland, in 2018. It is in line with our ambition to be leading in the market for battery-electric vehicle solutions.”Artisan will be a business unit in the Load and Haul Division within Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, the company said.Mats Eriksson, President Load and Haul Division, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, said: “The area in which Artisan is located is a frontrunner in electric vehicle development. Our new R&D foothold there will complement the skillset we have in Finland. The combination of knowhow and skills creates a very strong platform.”Prior to this acquisition, Sandvik had just one battery-powered underground machine, it’s DD422iE jumbo drill.Artisan is a start-up company which, in 2017, had revenues of $12.3 million and approximately 60 employees.The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price, but the transaction is expected to close during the March quarter. The deal is initially neutral to earnings per share, Sandvik said.last_img read more

GOODBYE PRESOV Dainis Kristopans moves to Qatari Al Rayyan until end of

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Al Rayyan handballDainis KristopansQatar ← Previous Story EHF CL TOP 16: SG Flensburg VS THW Kiel! Next Story → US Dunkerque sign Predrag Vejin from BM Ademar Leon! Before his move to Belarussian team Meshkov Brest next summer, one of the most interesting lefthanded players in handball world, Latvian giant Dainis Kristopans will play until end of the season for Qatari Al Rayyan! A 217 cm tall right back said “godbye” to his team-mates from Slovakian Tatran HC yesterday night, after five and a half years in which he became most valuable member of the squad.As Dainis is only 24, his best years are ahead of him, from next season in Belarus. read more

Assurance maladie une réforme pour économiser 22 milliards deuros

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first_imgAssurance maladie : une réforme pour économiser 2,2 milliards d’eurosL’Assurance maladie voit ses déficits persister. Pour faire face, elle propose de baisser les prix des médicaments et de réformer son financement en profondeur. Objectif : économiser 2,2 milliards d’euros en 2012.Hier, l’AFP a divulgué des informations concernant le rapport annuel de l’Assurance maladie qu’elle est parvenu à se procurer. Cette année encore, y figure une série de propositions destinée à planifier le budget de la Sécurité sociale et tenter de réduire le déficit. Le rapport mentionne ainsi plusieurs mesures relativement classiques, parmi lesquelles : des baisses de prix pour certains génériques, des prescriptions d’arrêts de travail plus encadrées et des tarifs harmonisés entre hôpitaux et cliniques. À lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Mais ces suggestions ne sont pas les seules émises par l’Assurance maladie. Celle-ci propose également de demander aux assureurs de la rembourser davantage lorsque leurs clients sont responsables d’accidents qui entraînent des frais d’hospitalisation ou encore des pensions d’invalidité. En rendant les signalements d’accidents plus systématiques ou en modifiant les accords passés avec les assureurs, la Sécurité sociale estime pouvoir économiser 200 millions d’euros en 2012. Elle compte en économiser tout autant en rapprochant les tarifs pratiqués dans les hôpitaux de ceux pratiqués dans les cliniques.Dans le secteur des médicaments, les économies pourraient en revanche s’élever à près de 730 millions d’euros, selon l’Assurance maladie qui souhaite notamment “une baisse de prix substantielle” des versions génériques des anti-ulcéreux ou encore des anti-cholestérols. De même, elle demande une diminution du prix, pour 150 millions d’euros, des médicaments très coûteux tels que les anti-cancéreux. Par ailleurs, les médecins sont aussi mis à contribution avec une incitation à diminuer la durée des arrêts de travail ou le nombre de séances de kinésithérapie prescrites.Un déficit difficile à combler Avec un total de dépenses annuelles de plus de 190 milliards d’euros, les 2,2 milliards d’économies espérées font figure de goutte d’eau. Le déficit de plus de dix milliards en 2011 ne serait pas réglé pour autant et “l’assurance maladie ne pourra rétablir l’équilibre de ses comptes uniquement en agissant sur ses dépenses”, a t-elle, elle même indiqué, à l’adresse des pouvoirs publics. Elle les appelle ainsi à réformer plus largement le financement de la protection sociale et elle demande à l’Etat de contribuer à son financement à même hauteur que les entreprises. Elle réclame également un alignement de la taxe de contribution des retraités sur celui des actifs. Cette mesure serait d’autant plus légitime, selon elle, que les personnes âgées consomment de plus en plus de soins.Le 6 juillet 2011 à 13:31 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Buy This Comic Judas 2

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first_imgStay on target “Judas comes face-to-face with Satan, and the Great Adversary begins to win him over.”JUDAS #2 (W): Jeff Loveness (A): Jakub Rebelka (L): Colin Bell (CA): Jakub RebelkaIn Judas #1, readers are introduced to Judas, the man behind the legend and his lingering questions over the right and wrong of following Jesus. We enter Judas #2 just as Judas comes face to face with the voice that was guided him to betray him. Jeff Loveness continues to craft a narrative that morally has us questioning information we take in. Loveness writes such a beautifully tragic story that, religious or not, everyone should have the pleasure of reading. Judas gives a juxtaposition of two tales: Jesus (& God, they’re kind of on the same side) and Satan but told through Judas as a middleman.via BOOM! StudiosJudas #2 very much gives and allows for conversation that makes you think. This comic tells familiar stories from a different perspective. You’re placed right in the middle with Judas, not knowing who to believe, what to accept or what to do. Loveness lets us know that we’re on this journey as much as Judas is but makes you question Satan’s intentions and his truth.Loveness laces this story within a story as well. He brings verses from the Bible to hit meaningful notes, but the strength in all of this comes from the characters. Satan tells Judas of how biblical stories of heroes and villains are constructed. There must always be a villain (or person who disobeys). There must be someone who was “cast aside” and sent below when they’re of no more use. Their story is done. It’s not only unusual to see this but interesting to see it from a different position. Loveness plays up the good and bad, the right and wrong and the morality.via BOOM! StudiosLoveness not only writes strong characters but genuine conversational and flourishing dialogue from characters we THINK we know. He’s always surprising us and turning us around in different directions. This is what makes the unreliable truth of this comic so well-written.Jakub Rebelka’s art is like mosaic masterpieces. He creates stunning stained glass-like creations. This not only speaks to the biblical and religious tone of the comic but the setting itself. He creates a different kind of abstract in this world. Rebelka’s art fills the panels with symbolism and meaning. Creating something outstanding with his art where each panel is its own work of art.His colors only enhance the experience within the comic. I like the different type of “hell” than we’re seeing. We’re so used to fire and brimstone. We get that in flashbacks, but this hell is cool, moody blues that almost depress you. He counters this with harsh red and oranges between the story within a story we’re reading. Rebelka does an incredible job enhancing Loveness’ narrative to even more of heightened depth that creates something rare and unique.via BOOM! StudiosFinally, Colin Bell, as always, slays the placement, easily allowing your eyes to move along as the story is told. I always find myself paying attention to lettering while a specific character tells a story, especially them taking up a crux of the story. Bell makes his lettering known clearly tells the story. He never overshadows the art. He breaks the dialogue up so you soak in the art, but also lean into the lettering to devour the story instead of just passing it by.Judas #2 continues to be a complex, fascinating story with stunning visuals and characters that leave you wanting more. I can’t wait to see what else comes into this comic because the last page introduces us to an old friend. Judas #2 is now available on Comixology and your local comic shop.01/10/18 Releases – In addition to Judas #2, here’s a list of other new titles that came out this week that you should be reading.Jem & The Holograms: Infinite TPB by Kelly Thompson (W), Stacey Lee, Jen Hickman, Jenn St-Onge (A), Sarah Stern, Jen Hickman, M. Victoria Robado (LL), Sarah Stern, M. Victoria Robado, Brittany Peer (C), Shawn Lee (L, CA) IDWRocko’s Modern Life #2 by Ryan Ferrier (W) Ian McGinty (A), Fred C. Stresing (C), Jim Campbell (L) BOOM! StudiosLimbo Longue by Dave Calver (W) Top Shelf/IDW Curse Words Vol 2: Explosiontown by Charles Soule & Ryan Browne (C + W) Addison Duke & Ryan Browne (W), Chris Crank (L) Image ComicsLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Buy This Comic: DEATH ORB #1Buy This Comic: MAN-EATERS #1 last_img read more

2 hospitalized after 4car crash in Hialeah

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first_imgHIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) – Two people have been hospitalized after a four-car crash in Hialeah.The crash happened near East Fourth Avenue and 56th Street, Wednesday.Police said a postal truck was rear-ended and flipped over.Another vehicle crashed into a light pole.The mail carrier and one other person were airlifted to the hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

POLICE LOG for July 25 Wilmington Man Arrested For OUI Men Carrying

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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Thursday, July 25, 2019:A caller reported two juveniles knocked on her basement windows and then ran off into the bushes at the end of the road. Police responded and were unable to locate the juveniles. (12:08am)Animal Control Officer had conversation with dog owner who left dog in vehicle outside the Post Office. Owner left the vehicle running with the AC on. Checked OK. (11:26am)A 2-vehicle crash occurred on Richmond Street. No injuries. Vehicle towed. Driver was issued a citation for failure to yield while making a turn. (2:40pm)A Woburn Street resident reported someone tampered with the ignition of his motorcycle. (5:32pm)A resident requested an officer check on two male parties carrying sledgehammers on Aldrich Road while walking toward Route 129. Police responded. Parties claimed to be preparing to become Army Rangers and were excising with weighted packs and sledgehammers to replicate weight of riffles. (5:48pm)Police received report of several turkeys in the intersection of Woburn Street and Lowell Street. Police sent them on their way. (7:39pm)Alex S. Condell (24, Wilmington) was arrested for OUI Liquor. Condell allegedly struck a parked vehicle at the Shell Gas Station on Main Street. (9:31pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 18: 2 Vehicles With Same License Plate; Statue Missing From Wildwood CemeteryIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 26: 2 Missing Teens; OUI Arrest; Main St. Shut Down Due To Crash; Road Rage IncidentIn “Police Log”last_img read more

CES 2019 uHoos indoor air sensor helps track how clean your air

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first_img 85 Photos All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 The uHoo indoor air sensor looks good and fits in any room. uHoo If you have a sensitive nose, you’ll definitely want to know what triggers it, especially at home.uHoo’s indoor air sensor, a coffee mug-sized device, isn’t exactly new — they’ve been in the market since July 2017 and have customers in 50 countries, but this is the first time I’ve heard about them, since I don’t really go out of my way to look at indoor air sensors.The uHoo indoor air sensor works by keeping track of nine different parameters: temperature, humidity, air pressure, carbon dioxide, TVBOC (total volatile organic compounds), PM2.5, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. It’s a lot to take in, but uHoo’s app helps makes it understandable by letting you know if the air quality is excellent, fair or poor. The app can also use IFTTT triggers to talk to your smart aircon if it’s too hot, or smart air purifier if the air isn’t clean. It has Alexa and Google Home support, too.However, the uHoo indoor air sensor isn’t cheap: $329 (£260 and AU$460 converted) is certainly quite a lot to pay for an air sensor, but uHoo’s CEO Dustin Jefferson Onghangseng told me quite confidently that its cheaper competitors aren’t quite as good, and customers who have switched to uHoo’s products have never looked back. Share your voice Walmart Google Home Review • Google Home is better than ever, but you probably shouldn’t buy it News • Black Mirror season 5 has three new trailers to stress you out today See It $79 Mentioned Above Google Home Crutchfield CES 2019 0center_img Tags $99 $69 How To • Make Google Home get your groceries CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Preview • For your consideration: Google Home seeks employment as your family’s Rosie the robot Post a comment See it See It CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Smart Home CES Productslast_img read more

May says deal with opposition only way to secure Brexit

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first_imgTheresa May`s premiership and Brexit, since 2016. Photo: AFPPrime minister Theresa May on Saturday defended her decision to turn to Britain’s main opposition to get her EU divorce deal approved, warning without cross-party consensus Brexit could “slip through our fingers”.The beleaguered leader opened talks this week with the Labour Party in a bid to break months of stubborn opposition in parliament to the withdrawal agreement she struck with European leaders last year.MPs have rejected three times her deal finalised with the bloc last November to end 46 years of membership.May’s overtures to Labour came ahead of an EU summit on Wednesday where she must secure another Brexit extension, until 30 June, to prevent Britain crashing out the bloc at the end of next week with no accord.The country’s original 29 March departure date was delayed to 12 April last month.”We must deliver Brexit and to do so we must agree a deal,” May said in a statement released by Downing Street, adding the two main parties agreed on major aspects of Brexit.”That is the basis for a compromise that can win a majority in parliament and winning that majority is the only way to deliver Brexit.”The longer this takes, the greater the risk of the UK never leaving at all. It would mean letting the Brexit the British people voted for slip through our fingers.”However after several days of negotiations with Labour, its leader Jeremy Corbyn complained he had not “noticed any great change in the government’s position so far”.”I’m waiting to see the red lines move,” he added.Meanwhile EU members, who must give unanimous backing to any further Brexit delay, are growing increasingly impatient at the dysfunction in Westminster.They could offer just a shorter postponement — or a longer period of up to a year.French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters at a G7 meeting in France on Saturday that it was time for the Brexit crisis to end.”The British authorities and the British parliament need to understand that (the EU) is not going to be able to constantly exhaust itself with the ups and downs of domestic British politics,” he said.However Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar cautioned it was “extremely unlikely” a member would veto another extension, while revealing he now favoured a lengthy delay.’Restore national identity’Despite the continued uncertainty over Brexit, it emerged on Saturday that the British government has begun issuing passports with the words “European Union” removed from the front cover.The interior ministry said a longstanding decision to start introducing the travel documents without reference to the bloc had gone ahead from 30 March.But it confirmed that some newly issued passports will still bear the bloc’s name due to an attempt to save public money by using up “leftover stock”.British passports had already become ensnared in the country’s Brexit divisions.The government in 2017 announced that it would return to traditional blue passports “to restore national identity”, pleasing Brexiteers but drawing scorn from Remainers.The travel documents had dark blue covers from 1921, but Britain switched to burgundy from 1988, in common with other members of the-then European Community.The new production contract is to begin in October 2019, with passports currently being issued in the burgundy colour.’Listen to suggestions’Whether Britain will have left the bloc by then is uncertain.Even those of May’s Conservative colleagues who back her deal have denounced any outreach to Labour, while the most hardline Brexiteers remain implacably opposed to her deal.Reports in Britain’s Sunday newspapers said Tory MPs would try to oust May if Britain had to contest European Parliament elections in late May as part of a lengthy Brexit delay.But finance minister Philip Hammond, who backed Remain in Britain’s 2016 referendum and is seen as favouring as soft a Brexit as possible, urged his divided party to show flexibility.”We should be open to listen to suggestions that others have made and some people in the Labour Party are making other suggestions,” he said.Labour is pushing for a much closer post-Brexit alliance with the EU, including participation in a customs union.May has previously dismissed the idea because it bars Britain from striking its own trade deals with global giants such as China and the United States.But the opposition party is also facing internal division on the issue.Eighty Labour MPs wrote to Jeremy Corbyn on Saturday urging him to secure a guarantee of a second referendum in any Brexit deal he reaches with May.last_img

Roadmap leaks show BlackBerrys comeback try

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first_img(Phys.org) — Beached whales or comeback kids? The company Research in Motion (RIM) has a lineup of new products in the wings that might at least interest the company’s critics and give Blackberry loyalists something to feel good about. Headlining its revelations as “Exclusive Leaked BlackBerry 10 2013 Roadmap,” a BlackBerry blogging site BlackBerryOS.com is telling its readers this week that two kinds of BlackBerry phones will come out after the New Year and to watch out for an impressive tablet entry later that year. The leaked RIM roadmap reveals both a touch-screen and QWERTY keyboard phone coming in 2013, to be followed by a 10-inch BlackBerry tablet. The touchscreen phone will be called BlackBerry London. Europe will be first in line to get the touchscreen phones, around the first week of 2013. North America will get the phone in February. The keyboard phone will be known as Blackberry Nevada. Both the touchscreen and keyboard phones will have the BlackBerry 10 operating system, the OS that had been expected this year but was delayed because of technical issues in trying to integrate some features into the system RIM will launch BlackBerry 10 in Europe three to four weeks ahead of introducing the platform in North America. The map-leaking blog believes this is because European markets as well as European media have been “more receptive.”The delayed BlackBerry 10 is said to be QNX-based. RIM acquired QNX from Harman International in 2010.In tablet news, while RIM is set to launch a 4G version of its PlayBook tablet in the fourth quarter of 2012, the big tablet news will reflect the company’s attempt to promote larger capacity models. RIM will introduce a ten-inch tablet in Q3 of 2013. The tablet will be known as Blackforest 128, referring to its offer of 128 GB of storage.Two other items cited as on the roadmap are Nashville and Naples, coming in 2013. The site had no other details, simply defining each as “Blackberry device.”RIM’s new products may help its recovery in 2013, which would offset hardening views that the company is on its way down and out. RIM’s delay of the BlackBerry 10 operating system shook analyst confidence along with other disappointing news such as employee layoffs and reduced smartphone market share. © 2012 Phys.Org A look at RIM’s much-delayed BlackBerry 10 Explore furthercenter_img Citation: Roadmap leaks show BlackBerry’s comeback try (2012, July 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-roadmap-leaks-blackberry-comeback.html More information: www.blackberryos.com/content/e … 0-2013-roadmap-3646/ 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.last_img read more

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first_imgMarch 8, 2011 – Varian Medical Systems and ScandiDos have signed a nonexclusive distributor agreement. The agreement, which covers the ScandiDos Delta4PT pre-treatment verification system, allows Varian and its affiliates worldwide to offer it to their customers, providing additional solutions for fast and accurate verification of complex radiation therapy technologies.Delta4PT will be used with Varian’s RapidArc radiotherapy technology, the TrueBeam system and the company’s technology for intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT).The ScandiDos Delta4PT QA system is a quality assurance tool used to test radiotherapy treatment plans to help ensure that they will result in the desired dose distribution before actual treatments commence. It allows the users to quickly verify and approve the delivery of complex radiotherapy treatment plans by simulating treatments and generating real dose measurements in relation to a three-dimensional target volume. 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Housing Continues Slow Crawl Toward Stability

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first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, Headlines, News Freddie Mac Jobs Multi-Indicator Market Index Purchase Loans 2014-08-27 Tory Barringer The country’s housing market continued to inch closer to normalcy in June, but the slow rate of progress remains a concern for analysts.Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market Index (MiMi) rose 0.04 percent from May to June, ending the year’s first half at a reading of 73.7, the company reported Wednesday. On a yearly basis, the gauge improved 7.67 percent.The monthly index tracks housing market stability at the national, state, and metro level, using home purchase applications, payment-to-income ratios, employment, and proportion of on-time mortgage payments as measures of health. As of the June report, Freddie Mac rescaled the MiMi to make it easier to read, though the underlying data was left untouched.An index value between 80 and 120 is considered stable, with readings outside that range considered too weak or too high to be sustainable. The all-time high for the MiMi was 121.87 in June 2008, while the low was 59.8 in September 2011, when the housing market was at its weakest. The latest reading marks a 23.2 percent rebound from that time.”As we see the economy slowly normalizing we’re starting to see its effects in the housing market as well, albeit very slowly,” said Freddie Mac Chief Economist Frank Nothaft. “The good news is the big housing markets, of which some were also the hardest hit, continue to improve.”Nothaft pointed specifically to California, which has recovered 12 percent from this time last year, with all metros seeing improvements.Florida and Illinois also looked strong compared to last year, picking up 14.8 percent and 12.9 percent, respectively, while states like North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Texas, and Louisiana all continue to look healthy.”In these areas not only are markets producing jobs, but better paying jobs that translate into workers taking out applications to purchase a home and income growth that keeps homebuyer affordability strong,” Nothaft said.Nationwide, 13 states and the District of Columbia all have MiMi values in their own stable range, with North Dakota (96.2), Washington, D.C. (94.3), Wyoming (92.3), Montana (89.7), and Alaska (88.7) ranking highest.Out of the 50 metros surveyed, only six are in a stable range, half of which are in Texas: San Antonio (92.0), Houston (83.9), and Austin (87.4). The others on the list are New Orleans (84.8), Salt Lake City (84.5), and Los Angeles (82.7). August 27, 2014 474 Views center_img Share Housing Continues Slow Crawl Toward Stabilitylast_img read more

PARIS LONDON BEVERLY HILLS CALIF USA – Hilto

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first_imgPARIS, LONDON & BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF., USA – Hilton Hotels Corporation (HHC) has today welcomed the Trianon Palace Versailles to the Waldorf Astoria Collection, signalling the French debut of the luxury brand in one of the country’s most historic locations.In celebration of the opening of the hotel, Simon Vincent, President of Hilton Hotels Europe, noted: “This marks an exciting and historic occasion for us, with the opening of our first ever Waldorf Astoria Collection property in France. The debut of this exciting new brand in one of the country’s finest locations underscores our strategy to integrate our successful Hilton Family of Hotels brands into key markets and locations throughout Europe. It is very fitting that this magnificent and unique hotel is reborn as a Waldorf Astoria Collection property, and as our first in France, continues to set the standard for luxury properties across the region. “The Waldorf Astoria Collection Trianon Palace Versailles is also home to Gordon Ramsay au Trianon – the acclaimed chef’s first fine dining restaurant in France, complemented by a second Ramsay operated restaurant, La Veranda, a relaxed brasserie overlooking the outdoor terrace. Guests may also experience exclusive dining at The Chef’s Table, which overlooks the kitchen of Gordon Ramsay au Trianon for both lunch and dinner. Gordon Ramsay is also responsible for gourmet in-room dining and provision of all catering services.Throughout the hotel, guests can enjoy an array of facilities and experiences designed for leisure and active pursuits. The Waldorf Astoria Collection, Trianon Palace Versailles is home to the stunning Spa Guerlain, encompassing over 2,800 square metres dedicated to beauty and well-being, featuring luxurious state-of-the-art facilities and amenities offering an extensive menu of bespoke treatments and therapies as well as a striking indoor heated swimming pool. For the more energetic, a fully equipped fitness centre is available, in addition to outdoor tennis courts within the hotel’s spacious grounds.www.trianonpalace.comlast_img read more