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first_imgIf you or know someone that would be suited to or would like to join the Board yourself, read the nomination package CLICK HERE The deadline for submissions is 11:59PM, Friday, February 4, 2019. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC Chamber of Commerce has one vacancy in the Northeast without an incumbent.The BC Chamber of Commerce is seeking people that want to help shape the Chamber’s future through their actions, words and principals to serve on the 2019 Board of Directors.They seek dynamic individuals to serve as leaders in their pursuit of advocacy, insight, and influence.last_img read more

Casablanca – Moroccan Anass Ait El Abdia won Morocco’s 30th Cycling Tour, following the 10th and last stage held Sunday between Rabat and Casablanca (120 km).Ait El Abdia becomes the third Moroccan in history to win the competition, after Mohamed El Gourch and Mohcine Lahssaini.Morocco’s cycling tour is part of the UCI Africa Tour calendar and brought together 120 cyclists representing 20 teams from Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Ellen Margrethe Løj, Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Liberia, said it was a particularly satisfying occasion as the UN worked closely with the LNP for several months on its strategic plan, which prioritizes significant changes in human resources and training, administration, and operational effectiveness and efficiency. Speaking at the handover ceremony of the seven-classroom building at the LNP Academy in Paynesville, Monrovia on 20 June, Ms. Løj voiced appreciation to the Netherlands for supporting LNP programmes with a large chunk of its close to $2 million donation going towards the construction of the building.In addition, Ms. Løj, who also heads the UN Mission on Liberia (UNMIL), underscored the need to recruit more women to the LNP to create some much needed trust among the country’s population, and contribute to a well run police force.The completion and handover of the building was a significant development ahead of a donors’ meeting organized by the LNP and UN Police for this week, UNMIL said in a news release. 24 June 2009The handing over of new training facilities to the Liberian National Police (LNP) signals a boost in efforts to achieve a fully-functional democratic security force in the West African nation, said the top United Nations envoy to Liberia. read more

The case is among several anti-press attacks that are tied up in court hearings without substantive law enforcement action.Eknelygoda’s wife, Sandhya, and two sons have gotten no word from any official body of the Sri Lankan government, from the lowest police desk to the highest levels of the ministry of justice, about what happened to the journalist, CPJ said. Media activists in Sri Lanka will gather today (Wednesday) to commemorate “Black January” following a spate of attacks on the media during the month over the past few years.The Alliance of Media Organizations, spearheaded by the Free Media Movement, has earmarked January 25, as Black January Day on account of the numerous attacks against the media unleashed by the government in the past three years, especially in the month of January, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said. These include the murder of Sunday Leader editor Lasantha Wickramatunga, the fire bomb attack on Sirasa/MTV studios and the attack on Rivira editor Upali Tennakoon in 2009, the disappearance of Prageeth Eknelygoda, the sealing of Lanka newspapers and the detention of its editor in 2010, and the arson attack on Lanka eNews office in 2011. On January 25, 2011, Sandhya Eknelygoda submitted a petition calling on U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other U.N. officials to encourage the Sri Lankan government to investigate the disappearance of her husband. The request to the U.N. has been unmet.In March 2011, CPJ and four other groups sent a letter to Ban asking him to direct the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO, which oversees press freedom, to look into the case of Eknelygoda. There has been no meaningful response from the United Nations. Sandhya Eknelygoda’s personal appeal to the president’s wife, Shiranthi Rajapaksa, has also gone unanswered. January 24 marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Prageeth Eknelygoda, a cartoonist and columnist for the pro-opposition Lanka eNews website. read more

Democratic Party leader and former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka urged the public to back good governance at the parliamentary election this month.Speaking at an election rally Kandy, Fonseka said that the public should not be misled by corrupt politicians. “These people do not want good governance,” Fonseka added. He said that those who had been accused of corruption and fraud are now attempting to deceive the public by seeking their votes at the election. He said that good governance is required for the people to live in dignity and with respect and so it is important that political parties which back good governance are elected to parliament. read more

Black Friday deals lift US auto sales in November by Dee-Ann Durbin And Tom Krisher, The Associated Press Posted Dec 1, 2016 7:38 am MDT Last Updated Dec 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DETROIT – Black Friday deals and postelection confidence helped pull November U.S. auto sales out of their recent slump — and increased the chances that 2016 could set a record for new vehicle sales.Total U.S. sales rose 4 per cent for the month to 1.38 million units. That makes it the highest November on record, beating the previous record of 1.32 million set in 2001, according to Kelley Blue Book.Toyota Division General Manager Bill Fay said November sales were so good that the industry may even break last year’s sales record of 17.47 million.“I think it will be right around last year’s record, maybe a little bit less,” Fay told The Associated Press in an interview in Detroit. “But I think either way everybody will sign up for a lifetime of this.”General Motors’ sales jumped 10 per cent over last November. Ford’s sales were up 5 per cent, while Toyota and Hyundai both saw 4 per cent sales increases. Honda’s sales were up 6.5 per cent and Nissan’s sales rose 7.5 per cent. Even Volkswagen, which has struggled all year because of its diesel cheating scandal, saw sales rise 24 per cent.Fiat Chrysler bucked the trend, with sales falling 14 per cent as it made big cuts in sales to rental car companies. Other automakers were expected to report sales later Thursday.Higher incentives enticed buyers who sat out much of the fall. July was the last month that sales increased year-over-year.The average discount per vehicle last month was near $4,000, up by $600 from the same month last year, said Jeff Schuster, senior vice-president for forecasting at the consulting firm LMC Automotive.Automakers and dealers have always flooded the airwaves with holiday ads in December. But Black Friday is taking on increasing importance. Since 2013, sales during the weekend after Thanksgiving have been nearly double the sales during a typical November weekend, according to car shopping site Prior to 2013, automakers only saw a 39 per cent increase in sales that weekend.“Dealers and automakers clearly have found a way in recent years to break through the Black Friday clutter and connect with more car shoppers,” said Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds’ senior director of industry analysis. An offer for $10,000 bonus cash on a 2016 Kia K900 was among the Black Friday deals Edmunds cited.Because automakers seem to be willing to discount, Schuster said the industry probably will have a strong December.“I don’t think they’re necessarily going to pull back with all the holiday deals in December,” Schuster said.Consumers also had a newfound confidence after the tumultuous election. U.S. consumer confidence reached its highest point in nine years in November, according to the Conference Board. That’s a crucial factor for purchasing big-ticket items.Toyota is expecting at least three more years of solid U.S. sales, said Bob Carter, senior vice-president of auto operations. Even if sales don’t match last year’s record and are slightly below it, it’s still good business, he said, adding that the industry already has seen an unprecedented six years of growth.For November, automakers said:— General Motors Co.’s sales rose 10 per cent to 252,644. Its Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands all saw double-digit percentage increases in sales, while Chevrolet sales were up 8 per cent. Full-size SUVs were strong sellers; sales of the Cadillac Escalade were up 25 per cent while sales of the Chevrolet Tahoe jumped 31 per cent.— Toyota Motor Corp.’s sales rose 4 per cent to 197,645. Luxury Lexus sales were down 1 per cent but Toyota brand sales rose 5 per cent. Low gas prices hurt sales of cars like the hybrid Prius, which was down 16.5 per cent, but helped SUV sales. Toyota Highlander SUV sales jumped 67 per cent— Ford Motor Co.’s sales rose 5 per cent to 197,574. Lincoln brand sales were up 19 per cent thanks to the new Continental sedan and the redesigned MKX SUV. Sales of Ford’s bestseller, the F-Series pickup, were up 11 per cent as the new F-250 and F-350 went on sale.— Fiat Chrysler’s sales fell 14 per cent to 160,827. All brands saw double-digit percentage declines except Ram, which was up 12 per cent on strong sales of pickups and the ProMaster commercial van.— Honda Motor Co.’s sales rose 6.5 per cent to 122,924, a November record for the company. Luxury Acura sales dropped 5 per cent, but Honda brand sales were up 8 per cent. Honda’s bestseller, the Accord sedan, saw sales rise 6 per cent.— Nissan Motor Co.’s sales were up 7.5 per cent to 115,136, which was a November record. Nissan brand sales were up 8 per cent, helped by strong sales of the newly redesigned Armada full-size SUV. Luxury Infiniti sales were up 4 per cent.— Hyundai Motor Co.’s sales rose 4 per cent to 62,507, a November record. Sales of the Sonata and Elantra sedans fell, but the Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs both saw double-digit percentage gains. This Tuesday, June 28, 2016, photo, shows the front of a 2016 Nissan Altima at a Nissan dealer, in Miami. Black Friday deals were expected to pull U.S. auto sales out of their recent slump in November 2016. General Motors’ sales jumped 10 percent over last November, while Toyota’s sales were up 4 percent. Nissan’s sales rose 7.5 percent. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) read more

“We estimate that we will need $4 million to assist 180,000 people during the next six months, and my call now is to the donor community to help us mobilize funds to assist the most vulnerable people affected by the hurricane in Cuba,” said Laura Melo, WFP Representative in Cuba, adding that the agency is working closely with national authorities to provide help to people most affected by the disaster.According to the release, WFP’s primary response will include using the food stocks that are already in the country to help people that are most in need, followed by providing supplies to vulnerable groups – such as children between six months and three years of age, pregnant women and adults over 65 in affected areas such as Caimanera, Manuel Tame, Yateras, and Moa in Holguin province.WFP also stated that it is aiming to improve nutrition of the vulnerable groups by delivering a corn and soybean fortified cereal compound to pregnant women, and micronutrient powder to children between the ages of 12 and 23 months.The assessment of damages caused by Hurricane Matthew continues in Cuba, while significant food losses and damage to agriculture, homes and infrastructure have already been reported. Hurricane Matthew hit Cuba on 4 October with winds over 200 kilometres per hour. It has been the most powerful storm, classified a Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, to strike the island in nearly a decade. read more

first_img Market share, Irish grocery sector. Source: Kantar Worldpanel IrelandMartin Kelleher, Managing Director at SuperValu, said that shoppers “are continuing to vote with their feet”.“We are continuing our effort to drive down the average cost of the grocery basket, with consumers switching to the SuperValu Own Brand range. SuperValu shoppers are happy to make the switch because they see it allows them to save on price without compromising on quality,” Kelleher added.Mark Thomson, business unit director at Kantar Worldpanel, described the growth at Aldi and Lidl as “outstanding”.While both retailers have increased their number of new customers, they are experiencing growth mainly as a result of their existing customers spending more.The average Aldi shopper in Ireland spent €161 over the latest period; up €15.60 compared with this time last year.This period’s sales growth comes amid falling inflation, down from 2.6% to 2.3%.“Footfall is increasing for all the large retailers at a time when customers aren’t wedded to a particular grocer week by week. The opportunity for Tesco and Dunnes lies around encouraging shoppers to spend more per shopping trip, which is something that Aldi and Lidl are already doing successfully,” Thomson said.Originally posted: 12.50pmRead: More and more people are shopping with Aldi and Lidl as Tesco loses outRead: Tesco narrows Irish sales losses in 2014 – but performance is still down Updated: 4.25pm IT’S OFFICIAL: PEOPLE in Ireland buying more groceries.For the twelve weeks ending on 22 June, grovery sales increased by 2% – the fastest rate since March 2013.Four years ago, the same period saw a 4.5% drop in sales.Figures released by Kantar Worldpanel today show that SuperValu was the biggest winner this quarter – gaining 87,000 new shoppers.This means that almost three quarters of Irish households shopped in SuperValu during this period.Aldi and Lidl continued to deliver growth ahead of the market – increasing sales by 19.5 and 12.4 percentage points respectively. The two chains now have 8.1% and 8.2% of market share.Tesco and Dunnes are still the biggest grocery retailers in Ireland, with 26.1% and 21.1% of market share respectively. However, sales at Tesco dropped by 3.4% in the three months surveyed, while Dunnes’s share grew by just 0.5%.last_img read more

first_img PEOPLE WHO SHAVE, wax, or trim their pubic hair are at higher risk of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), but less likely to get lice, a study published today suggests.The survey of more than 7,500 Americans, aged 18 to 65, found that pubic groomers had an 80% higher STI risk than people who leave their nether regions hairy.For certain infections, including herpes and chlamydia, the risk was highest among those who groomed most frequently and “intensely”, the researchers found.The study merely observed a correlation between grooming and STIs, and cannot conclude that one causes the other.But the authors speculated that shaving or waxing may cause “microtears” in the skin, creating easy access for viruses.Sharing tools such as razors may also be a risk, they said, citing a case of HIV transmission between brothers using the same blade.“As a third possible explanation for our findings, individuals who groom may be more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviours than those who do not groom,” said the study, published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.Pubic hair grooming, it explained, “is correlated with an increased number of lifetime sexual partners and is viewed as a preparatory act to sexual engagement”.For the research, 7,580 people completed a questionnaire on their intimate hair-control, sex lives and STI history.Some 74% of respondents were pubic hair groomers – 66% of men and 84% of women.The trial participants were divided into “extreme groomers” who removed all pubic hair more than 11 times a year, high-frequency groomers who trimmed daily or weekly, low-frequency groomers, and non-groomers. File photo. Source: ShutterstockElectric razorThe main methods used were razors, scissors and wax. Men mostly used an electric razor and women a manual one.One in five of both genders used scissors.Groomers, the study found, were younger overall and reported a larger number of annual and total lifetime sexual partners – even more so for extreme groomers.They also had more frequent weekly and daily sex than people who prefer to go au naturel down there.A greater proportion of groomers, 14%, reported having had an STI during their lifetime, than non-groomers at 8%, the study found.For extreme groomers, the percentage was 18%.STIs included herpes, syphilis, human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, HIV, gonorrhoea and a skin virus called Molluscum contagiosum, or MCV.Such infections can have serious long-term consequences such as infertility, certain cancers and higher rates of HIV transmission.On the other end of the spectrum, the team found, low-intensity groomers had a higher risk of pubic lice infestation.This suggested “grooming might make it harder for lice to breed successfully,” the team said in a statement.Better understanding the relationship between pubic hair grooming and STIs may help single out “high-risk individuals” for safe-sex education, the team said.They may also be advised to dehair less frequently or severely, or to delay sex after grooming to allow time for the skin to heal.Pubic hair grooming has become a common phenomenon worldwide, with popular media changing people’s definition of attractiveness, cleanliness and “genital normalcy”, said the study.- © AFP, 2016 By AFP Share159 Tweet Email4 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Tuesday 6 Dec 2016, 9:03 AM 28,694 Views Image: Shutterstock People who shave, wax or trim their pubic hair are at a higher risk of catching an STI A major study found that pubic groomers are 80% more likely to carry an STI – but said it could not conclude that shaving caused the infections. Short URL Dec 6th 2016, 9:03 AM Image: Shutterstock 61 Comments last_img read more, le moteur de recherche d’entreprisesLe groupe PagesJaunes vient de lancer le nouveau, un service de recherche de professionnels.En mars 2010, le groupe PagesJaunes avait racheté le site autrichien 123People, un service depuis rebaptisé Yelster Digital, et spécialisé dans la recherche de personnes sur Internet. PagesJaunes a fusionné son expérience avec ce dernier et a lancé, cette semaine,, un tout nouveau moteur de recherche d’entreprises. Comme 123People, il repose sur un dispositif d’agrégation de contenus, qui sur un couple prénom-nom donné, récupère tous les contenus associés à la requête disponibles en ligne : mentions média, comptes Facebook, Pages Blanches, blogs, annuaires divers, photos Flickr ou vidéos Youtube, explique Clubic.À lire aussiComment les jeunes s’adaptent aux nouvelles technologies? Avec, il s’agit du même concept, adapté cette fois à la recherche de professionnels. Il exploite ainsi la base de données des PagesJaunes et y ajoute des contenus obtenus sur le Web. Ces professionnels ont aussi la possibilité de modifier leur propre fiche et de monétiser ainsi la recherche d’entreprises. On note que est disponible en français, anglais et allemand.  Le 29 janvier 2012 à 17:15 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_img The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is certainly one of this generation’s most celebrated games. Even its prequel, The Witcher 2 gets heaped with praise. The only entry most gamers dislike is The Witcher. Not only have the game’s graphics not held up, but its controls are as maligned today as they were upon its original release. Despite requests for a remake, developer CD Projekt Red isn’t in a hurry to release one. Thankfully, a group of modders has taken matters into their own hands with one hell of a mod.Modder Daniel Hindes, along with a couple of modding buddies, have recreated The Witcher‘s prologue using The Witcher 3‘s assets. This project has taken several months to get to this stage. Though somewhat rough in certain sections, it’s an impressive work-in-progress. Here is what it says on the mod’s page.“Missed the Anniversary but, didn’t want to rush. Hope you guys enjoy! All scenes (except for the obvious video ones) were made entirely by using the w2scene encoder and the Storyboard UI (SBUI) (extra editing by hand to the generated .yml in notepad++ for every single scene and additional mod editor editing for a handful of scenes). Some scenes do look a bit shoddy (like the stairs scene… yuck), hope You understand…”As EuroGamer explains, this mod uses voiceovers, cinematics, and even one of the sex cards from The Witcher and applies them to characters and scenarios made for The Witcher 3. It’s akin to folks creating remixed trailers using existing footage from other sources. The modders did their best to recreate the first hour of The Witcher as closely as possible with everything available to them.If you’re curious to see what a remastered The Witcher would look and play like, you should definitely try out the mod. You can find it by following this link. There, you’ll get detailed instructions on how to properly install the mod. Mod responsibly, kids! Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. ‘Witcher 3’ Mod Adds Playable Henry CavillTop Movie and TV Trailers to Watch From SDCC 2019 center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Zoo Miami staff got to the root of the problem with one of their animals.An endangered Malayan tapir named Gabe underwent a double root canal on Friday.Experts said Gabe, who is 21, is a senior dealing with damaged teeth, which is common for his age. Gabe, our 21-year-old Malayan tapir, received a DOUBLE root canal this week!— Zoo Miami (@zoomiami) February 23, 2018Two of the tapir’s lower canines were broken.Staff worked with veterinarians to successfully perform the procedure, which is believed to be the first of its kind on this particular species. Zoo officials said it’s likely Gabe will need additional treatment in the future for periodontal disease affecting his other teeth.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgA woman displaying new Rs 500 denomination currency notes (representational image). Central government employees are set to get higher allowances as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in January 2017 with retrospective effect from August 2016, according to a report.IANSThe Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and members of the Central Board of Trustees of the PF body are set to attend a meeting today, November 23, where a number of topics will be discussed. However, all eyes will be on whether the EPFO will change its decision of not paying pension on full salary to employees of Exempt Companies.The Supreme Court in October 2016 had ordered the organisation to pay pension on full salary, after which the EPFO had said that it would give pension on full salary to the members of Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) but had not specified if the move was applicable to Exempt or Un-Exempt organisations. Later, it had decided that the regulation was applicable to only the employees of Un-Exempt Organisation, reported the Times of India.Exempt organisations are those, whose Employees Provident Funds are managed by private firms, whereas Un-Exempt organisations are those who funds are managed by the EPFO’s trust.Currently, the EPFO accepts a contribution at 8.33 percent of salary, the contribution not exceeding Rs 15,000. In tune, the pension is also given as per this amount each month. The EPFO has been refusing to remove the ceiling and of Rs 15,000 because if the employees make a contribution on full salary, the pension will also have to be paid on the basis of the full average monthly salary at the time of retirement.Speaking about EPFO’s stand on refusing to pay pension on full salary, CBT member and INTUC office bearer Ramen Pandey said that the EPFO changed its earlier decision of paying pension on full salary despite issuing a circular on it. The organisation’s move has also been slammed by numerous other board members, due to which this is going to be a hot topic of discussion at today’s meeting.Meanwhile, the meeting may also see a decision on the exit policy for equity investments and the body will need to come up with a plan on how it will monetise its stock options. “The CBT will take up the exit policy of EPFO’s equity investments and whatever they decide, the fund managers of EPFO will follow,” Mint quoted labour secretary M. Sathiavathy as saying.The body will have to come up with a clear plan so that the employees, whose funds the organisation is managing, fully understand the benefits of these investments. “The workers whose money EPFO is managing need to know what is the benefit they are getting because of the equity investments. Unless you have an exit policy then how will you quantify the growth of your investments,” Virjesh Upadhyay, a CBT member representing employees, told the daily.However, the PF interest rate that has grabbed quite some attention is not on agenda for Thursday’s meeting and is likely to be discussed sometime in January.last_img read more

first_imgOnePlus 7 complete specifications6.41 inch AMOLEDSnapdragon 855 Octa Core 2.84GHz8GB RAM, 256GB ROMGPU: Adreno 64048.0MP + 5.0MP rear camera + 16MP front cameraAndroid 9.03700mAh BatterySIM Card: Nano SIM + Nano SIMNetworks: Phone is unlocked for international use, but ensure your local area network is compatible: OnePlus 7 isn’t yet available through the company’s US store as it only appears to be selling the high-end OP7 Pro. The UK prices are extremely high with OP7 going for £499 for the 128GB variant and £549 for the 256GB model. With the Gearbest Mid-Year Sale, we saw both the latest OnePlus 7 phones on some amazing discount. The current offer is, however, probably the best since it brings the price of OnePlus 7 (8+256GB) down to just $479.99, which is lower than the official price of even the base model.The offer also offers free shipping for various regions, including the US and UK. Here is how to save more on the latest Android powerhouse:Head over to this link and click on Add to Cart.Go to the Cart from the top-right menu icon and click on Proceed to Check Out.On the next screen, in the bottom-left corner, add code GBMPOP7256 to bring the price down (you need to be signed in to see the “Apply Coupon” box). Featuring a 6.4-inch AMOLED display, a dual camera setup, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, and a 3,700mAh Li-ion battery that supports the company’s proprietary 25W fast charging, OnePlus 7 continues the phone maker’s unwavering streak of delivering quality flagships at nearly half of the price of the regular names. Considering the company is probably the only Android phone maker that timely sends software and security updates to even the older OnePlus phone and it’s no surprise why the Android world is always excited for a new OnePlus phone. GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8CDMA: BC0 / BC1WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8 / B9 / B19TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B13 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28 / B29 / B32TDD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B412G: GSM 1800MHz, GSM 1900MHz, GSM 850MHz, GSM 900MHz3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz, WCDMA B19 850MHz, WCDMA B2 1900MHz, WCDMA B4 1700MHz, WCDMA B5 850MHz, WCDMA B8 900MHz, WCDMA B9Network type: CDMA,FDD-LTE,GSM,TD-SCDMA,TDD-LTE,WCDMAWIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internetWireless Connectivity: 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFiCDMA: CDMA BC0/BC1TD-SCDMA: TD-SCDMA B34/B394G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz, FDD B12 700MHz, FDD B13, FDD B17 700MHz, FDD B18, FDD B19 800MHz, FDD B2 1900MHz, FDD B20 800MHz, FDD B26,FDD B28 700MHz, FDD B29,FDD B3 1800MHz, FDD B32 1500MHz, FDD B4 1700MHz, FDD B5 850MHz, FDD B7 2600MHz, FDD B8 900MHz, TDD B34 2100MHz, TDD B38 2600MHz, TDD B39 1900MHz, TDD B40 2300MHz, TDD B41 2500MHz Package includes: Back Case, Cell Phone, Manual, Screen Protector, SIM Needle, Dash Quick Charger Adapter, Dash Type-C CableHead over to this link to get OP7 for just $479.99 with code “GBMPOP7256” or this link to get Zenfone 6 with FLIP Camera for $529.99.More treats: Get Xiaomi Mijia 4K ultra-short throw laser projector for $2,049 Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

first_imgYesterday, Python’s core development team announced that PyPI now offers two-factor authentication to increase the security of Python package downloads and thus reduce the risk of unauthorized account access. The team announced that the 2FA will be introduced as a login security option on the Python Package Index. “We encourage project maintainers and owners to log in and go to their Account Settings to add a second factor”, the team wrote on the official blog. The blog also mentions that this project is a “grant from the Open Technology Fund; coordinated by the Packaging Working Group of the Python Software Foundation.” PyPI currently supports a single 2FA method that generates code through a Time-based One-time Password (TOTP) application. After users set up a 2FA on their PyPI account, they must provide a TOTP (along with your username and password) to log in. Therefore, to use 2FA on PyPI, users will need to provide an application (usually a mobile phone app) in order to generate authentication codes. Currently, only TOTP is supported as a 2FA method. Also, 2FA only affects login via the website, which safeguards against malicious changes to project ownership, deletion of old releases, and account takeovers. Package uploads will continue to work without 2FA codes being provided. Developers said that they are working on WebAuthn-based multi-factor authentication, which will allow the use of Yubikeys for your second factor, for example. They further plan to add API keys for package upload, along with an advanced audit trail of sensitive user actions. A user on HackerNews answered a question, “Will I lock myself out of my account if I lose my phone?” by saying, “You won’t lock yourself out. I just did a quick test and if you reset your password (via an email link) then you are automatically logged in. At this point you can even disable 2FA. So 2FA is protecting against logging in with a stolen password, but it’s not protecting against logging in if you have access to the account’s email account. Whether or not that’s the intended behaviour is another question…” To know more about the ongoing security measures taken, visit Python’s official blog post. Read Next Salesforce open sources ‘Lightning Web Components framework’ Time for data privacy: DuckDuckGo CEO Gabe Weinberg in an interview with Kara Swisher Which Python framework is best for building RESTful APIs? Django or Flask?last_img read more

first_imgLuna, a data processing and visualization environment, provides a library of highly tailored, domain-specific components as well as a framework for building new components. Luna focuses on domains related to data processing, such as IoT, bioinformatics, data science, graphic design and architecture. What’s so interesting about Luna? Data flow modeling Luna is a data flow modeling whiteboard that allows users to draw components and the way data flows between them. Components in Luna have simply nested data flow graphs and users can enter into any component or into its subcomponents to move from high to low levels of abstraction. It is also designed as a general purpose programming language with two equivalent representations, visual and textual. Data processing and visualizing Luna components can visualise their results and further use colors for indicating the type of data they exchange. Users can compare all the intermediate outcomes and also understand the flow of data by looking at the graph. Users can also work around the parameters and observe how they affect each step of the computation in real time. Debugging Luna can help in assisting and analyzing network service outages and data corruption. In case any errors occur, Luna tracks and display its path through the graph so that users can easily follow and understand where it comes from.  It also records and visualizes information about performance and memory consumption. Luna explorer, the search engine Luna comes with Explorer which is a context-aware fuzzy search engine that lets users query libraries for desired components as well as browse their documentation. Since the Explorer is context-aware, it can easily understand the flow of data and also predict users’ intentions and adjust the search results accordingly. Dual syntax representation Luna is also the world’s first programming language that features two equivalent syntax representations, that is visual and textual. Automatic parallelism Luna also features parallelism that uses the state of the art Haskell’s GHC runtime system which helps to run thousands of threads in a fraction of a second. It also automatically partitions a program and schedules its execution over available CPU cores. Users seem to be happy with Luna, a user commented on HackerNews, “Luna looks great. I’ve been doing work in this area myself and hope to launch my own visual programming environment next month or so.” Few others are happy because Luna features text syntax supports building functional blocks. Another user commented, “I like that Luna has a text syntax. I also like that Luna supports building graph functional blocks that can be nested inside other graphs. That’s a missing link in other tools of this type that limits the scale of what you can do with them.” To know more about this, check out the official Luna website. Read Next Declarative UI programming faceoff: Apple’s SwiftUI vs Google’s Flutter Polyglot programming allows developers to choose the right language to solve tough engineering problems Researchers highlight impact of programming languages on code quality and reveal flaws in the original FSE studylast_img read more

first_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Comments   Share   Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Puerto Rico’s Legal Services office faces $5 million in federal budget cuts next year, a reduction that officials say will force attorneys to drop thousands of civil cases in this U.S. territory where nearly half the people live in poverty.The budget cuts are occurring at a national level, but the 32 percent decrease announced for Puerto Rico is the largest compared to cuts facing U.S. states, executive director Charles Hey Maestre said Thursday. He added that the funds being cut represent a fourth of the organization’s budget. Every year, about 70,000 people call the Caribbean island’s legal services office seeking help. Last year, lawyers worked on 33,400 cases, including many about unlawful evictions and custody cases, Hey said.He estimates attorneys will have to drop at least 7,000 cases as a result of the looming cuts.Maricarmen Carrillo, a lawyer who works in the capital of San Juan, said the majority of her clients are women, especially those who have been victims of domestic violence. She worries that many will be left without an attorney and will not seek the help they need.Puerto Rico Legal Services operates on a $19 million budget, 78 percent of which comes from U.S. federal funds.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths “The cuts are of such magnitude that if we don’t address them with funds from Puerto Rico or some other entity, all our services will be affected,” he said. “We are basically the law firm for Puerto Rico’s poor.”Puerto Rico Legal Services provides free legal aid to low-income Puerto Ricans seeking help in civil cases ranging from domestic violence to evictions to veteran issues.The cuts come as the Legal Services Corporation in Washington says it is struggling to operate this year on a $348 million budget, its lowest ever in inflation-adjusted dollars. President Jim Sandman said the Senate is expected to debate next month a proposal to further cut the budget to $402 million for fiscal year 2013.“The consequences have been devastating,” Sandman said, noting that officials expected to lay off more than 1,200 staffers and close at least 24 offices across the U.S.He said Puerto Rico ended up receiving the biggest cut because of a formula that distributes money based on the number of people living in poverty. The U.S. saw an overall increase in poverty while Puerto Rico reported an 8 percent drop even though it still has the highest percentage of people living in poverty _ roughly 45 percent of its nearly 4 million inhabitants. The island also has a nearly 15 percent unemployment rate, the highest compared with any U.S. state. Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology 5 treatments for adult scoliosislast_img read more

first_imgFlying cars, or at least their functional equivalent, edge closer to reality every day — and startup Kitty Hawk wants you to know it’s putting in the flying time to make it happen. The company, led by former Google self-driving car visionary Sebastian Thrun, has now flown its first aircraft, the one-person Flyer, more than 25,000 times. That includes both its excursions as a prototype that resembled a flying motorcycle or ATV, and its current, more refined, mostly enclosed cockpit design.Flyer is now one of two aircraft that Kitty Hawk is working on bringing to market, alongside its Cora two-person, autonomous taxi built in collaboration with Boeing. Flyer is a one-person, human-piloted aircraft designed primarily for recreational use, and Kitty Hawk has said it has refined the vehicle to the point where someone with no experience can learn to fly it in 15 minutes. The company is currently looking for applications for potential partners who want to deploy it in their communities, and it does seem like the type of thing that might do well as an organized excursion activity at a travel destination or resort.From prototype, to vehicle that has traveled more than 25,000+ times, Flyer is working on making the dream a reality.— Kitty Hawk (@kittyhawkcorp) August 14, 2019There’s no info on pricing or actual availability yet, but there was a limited Founder Series pre-order for individual purchasers with deep pockets. The aircraft features pontoons and is designed for use over water, and it can fly between three and 10 feet above the surface with vertical take-off and landing capabilities.Personally, I’d probably opt for the flying jet-ski over paragliding if it was on offer at a vacation spot, so here’s hoping this actually finds a path to commercialization somewhat soon.last_img read more

first_imgWays to subscribe to the Mortgage Markets Today podcast:Click here to subscribe via iTunes.View on BlogTalkRadio (non-iTunes feed). 2014-01-24 Louis Amaya New CFPB Rules Create Stifling Credit Conditions tweet in Foreclosure, Government, Media, Podcasts, REO Joining the broadcast today to discuss the new qualified mortgage rules is Chris Whalen, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Carrington Holding Company. Carrington operates in virtually every aspect of the real estate and mortgage space.Chris currently writes a twice weekly column, Washington & Wall Street, on the web site. He also contributes articles to Zero Hedge, American Banker and The National Interest. Chris has testified before Congress, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on a range of financial, economic and political issues and is a regular commentator on Bloomberg and other news organizationsLastly Chris is the author of the December 2010 book, “Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the America Dream”. Share Share January 24, 2014 460 Views last_img read more

first_imgDartmouth released this video to illustrate a number of ways that the MVP could be used in practice. Use it to simulate a receiver for physical coverage drills, a linebacker scraping over the top for your offensive lineman to cut, a ball carrier to perfect your form tackling, or keep it a secret and roll it out towards the most old school member of your staff just to see his reaction.The possibilities are literally endless. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix In an effort to make practices safer, Dartmouth has partnered with the Thayer School of Engineering to develop a “Mobile Virtual Player,” and the results look to be a possible game changer.Play the video, and your level of intrigue will peak in a matter of seconds.The idea here with the MVP is that the remote control dummy at practice will absorb some of the hits that would normally be dished out on players. The result is something that could easily make a huge impact for programs willing to step out of the box to utilize it, and will no doubt make practices safer.last_img read more