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Social media under pressure US FBs use dips in native landSocial media under pressure US FBs use dips in native land


first_imgSan Francisco: Facebook’s efforts to crack down on misinformation and sensational content have reduced the time spent at the leading social network eroding, researchers said Tuesday. The average amount of time US adults spent at Facebook dropped by three minutes per day last year and will likely decrease by another minute next year, to a total of 37 minutes daily, according to the research firm eMarketer. The report suggests that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts to focus on safety and remove divisive and hateful content could be having an economic impact. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”Facebook’s continued loss of younger adult users, along with its focus on down-ranking clickbait posts and videos in favor of those that create ‘time well spent,’ resulted in less daily time spent on the platform in 2018 than we had previously expected,” said eMarketer principal analyst Debra Aho Williamson. “Less time spent on Facebook translates into fewer chances for marketers to reach the network’s users.” Money taken in from digital ads are the leading source of revenue at Facebook, which has 2.4 billion monthly active users around the world. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in ChinaA bright spot for Facebook is that daily US engagement is creeping up at its image and video focused social network Instagram, where eMarketer expected it to rise a minute this year to 27 minutes and then another minute per year through 2021. “Features like Stories, influencer content and video are all contributing to more engagement and a slow but steady uptick in time spent on Instagram,” Williamson said. Meanwhile, time people in the US spend at Instagram rival Snapchat has seemingly plateaued at 26 minutes daily, with an application redesign failing to boost engagement, according to eMarketer. A broader trend seen last year was for Americans to spend less time at online social networks, and the overall engagement was expected by eMarketer to remain unchanged this year at almost one hour, 14 minutes per day. “Gains in digital video viewing are putting pressure on social time, and gaming is also creating new competition for user attention,” Williamson said. “Though we can’t say there is a direct cause-effect relationship, these activities do at least threaten users’ engagement with social media.”last_img read more


BJP launches membership drive in Delhi Haryanvi singerdancer Sapana Chaudhary joins partyBJP launches membership drive in Delhi Haryanvi singerdancer Sapana Chaudhary joins party


first_imgNew Delhi: The BJP’s membership drive was launched in the national capital on Sunday, with famous Haryanavi singer-dancer Sapana Chaudhary joining the party in the presence of senior leaders, including Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Chaudhary had campaigned extensively for the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in May but stopped short of joining the saffron party even though there was talk that she would contest the polls. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! Earlier in March, Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Raj Babbar had announced on Twitter that she had joined the party. Chaudhary, however, categorically denied it. Besides Chaudhary, seven others, including a specially-abled youth, a first-time voter, retired Army officers and bureaucrats and a street vendor, joined the BJP at the event held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Chouhan, who is the national in-charge of the BJP’s membership drive, asked party workers to ensure its victory in the Delhi Assembly polls early next year by enrolling members from each booth and all sections of the society. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed “According to the ‘Sarv Vyapi, Sarv Sparshi’ (covering all areas, touching base with all) slogan of the campaign, you have to work hard to ensure that new members come from each booth and each section of the society. With a large heart ensure that no section remains untouched,” he said. As against the target of adding 20 per cent members to the party, Delhi BJP has decided to bring 10 lakh people to the partyfold, said Kuljeet Chahal, campaign in-charge in Delhi. Chouhan asked party workers and leaders affiliated with Shakti Kendras (groups of polling booths) to devote a week’s time to the drive. He also heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, describing him as a “movement”. Speaking about Amit Shah, Chouhan said the BJP president could produce “oil from sand”, citing the party’s success in Assam, Tripura and West Bengal. National general secretary (organisation) Ramlal asked party workers and leaders to make efforts to enrol 50 per cent new members from each of the over 13,800 booths in Delhi, with a special focus on those where the party strength is low. Tiwari assured senior party leaders that the membership drive will be an “unprecedented” success in Delhi and suggested that new members should represent all walks of life. He also lauded Modi’s leadership, saying he was appreciated by all world leaders. The BJP’s membership drive in Delhi will conclude on August 11. Members will be enrolled online as well.last_img read more


Returning home post birthday celebrations Mumbai girl gangraped FIR filedReturning home post birthday celebrations Mumbai girl gangraped FIR filed


first_imgMumbai: The police on Friday registered a case against four unidentified persons for allegedly raping a 19-year-old girl on her birthday in Chembur area here on Friday. The police have registered a ‘Zero FIR’ and transferred it to Chunabhatti police station. The girl was allegedly raped by four men on July 7, when she was returning home from her friend’s house after her birthday celebrations. According to the family of the victim, the girl did not inform anyone about the incident for weeks and kept crying. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details After her condition deteriorated, she was taken to a hospital in Aurangabad, where the doctor revealed that she was raped. The girl then informed the family about the incident. “We have registered an FIR against four unidentified persons under Section 376 (rape), 376D (gang rape) and 34 (criminal acts by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of Indian Penal Code (IPC),” said police inspector Deepak Vijay Surve. Also read| Jamshedpur minor rape-murder: Police pin hope on DNA tests to confirm girl’s identity The investigation is on in the case.(With inputs from Hindustan Times)last_img read more


Alberta Crown at crossroads in Connie Oakes murder case sagaAlberta Crown at crossroads in Connie Oakes murder case saga


first_img(Wendy Scott in a photo posted to her Facebook page in 2008)Read APTN’s reports on the Connie Oakes case hereJorge Barrera APTN National NewsWith her ankles shackled and wearing navy blue prison slippers, sweat pants and sweat shirt, Wendy Scott appeared in a Medicine Hat, Alta., courtroom Thursday morning for proceedings that could lead to her second trial for murder.Scott’s face was a turbulence of tics and grimaces. Her head turned left to right in seemingly involuntary movements. Both arms swung constantly at her side. Her left hand was cocked inwardly at the wrist as if to mimic a duck head for shadow play. Her right hand also moved in an involuntary frenzy, clenching and un-clenching, fingers moving in their own erratic patterns.Scott’s brown hair fell loose past her shoulders and her face appeared much thinner than in the photographs of herself she posted on Facebook before becoming the linchpin for two murder convictions in the slaying of Medicine Hat man Casey Armstrong.In May 2011 Armstrong was found dead in the bathtub of his mobile home, a knife wound through his neck, blood splash patterns across the walls.Scott said little during her brief appearance. She said “okay” when Justice Carolyn Phillips set her arraignment date for Dec. 17 because files were still being transferred. She said, “Alright, thank you,” as she was led out of the courtroom.Scott never seemed focused as she stood in the prisoner’s box next to Justice Phillips. Her new lawyers from Calgary weren’t there, nor was the Crown from the Calgary rural and regional response office tasked with handling the case instead of a local Crown. Both sides were represented by agents.By happenstance, the dead man’s son, Tanner Armstrong went to use the adjacent bathroom while Scott was still in a secure interview room beside the courtroom. He claims they made eye contact through the window in the door before she quickly turned away.“Every time she tells her story, it’s a different story. She lies every time she talks,” said Tanner Armstrong, following Scott’s hearing.Armstrong and his sister Karli Armstrong were both at Scott’s appearance before the Court of Queen’s Bench. Scott is now facing a first degree murder charge because the Alberta Court of Appeal in October struck down her June 2012 guilty plea on second degree murder. That ruling was the result of the Crown conceding to the new trial in pre-appeal filings.On this day, her sweat suit-clad body moved in the same erratic patterns as the stories that initially led her to enter a guilty plea in Casey Armstrong’s murder and to the conviction of her co-accused, Connie Oakes, a Cree woman from the Nekaneet First Nation in southern Saskatchewan.Connie Oakes pictured along with the Edmonton Institution for Women where she is currently held.According to one of her affidavits filed as part of her appeal, a psychiatrist puts Scott’s IQ at 50, which puts her at the “extremely low range of cognitive ability.”Scott stated in the affidavit that she didn’t realize she was admitting to murdering Armstrong when she pleaded guilty to second degree murder. Scott also claims she was coerced by Medicine Hat Police interrogators while she was high on drugs. And, she claims, she was interrogated months longer than was disclosed by the Crown. She also states in an affidavit that she doesn’t believe Oakes was at the murder scene.The police deny these claims.Tanner (left) and Karli Armstrong (right) walk out of Wendy Scott’s Court of Queen’s hearing Thursday. APTN/PhotoScott’s initial guilty plea was the foundation for the Medicine Hat Crown’s case against Oakes in November 2013. There was no murder weapon, DNA, fingerprints or eye witnesses tying Oakes to the murder beyond Scott’s claim that she was there when Armstrong was killed. The local Crown also failed to produce any details about a red car it argued was used by Oakes and Scott to drive to Armstrong’s trailer to kill him on the 2011 May long-weekend.Despite dozens of contradictions throughout Scott’s testimony a jury found Oakes guilty of the murder and she was sentenced to life without parole for 14 years.Oakes is appealing her murder conviction and a hearing is now scheduled for Jan. 12 next year. Her defense team is preparing a new defense partly based on the quashing of Scott’s guilty plea by the Court of Appeal.Oakes, however, wasn’t the only one Scott accused of involvement in Casey Armstrong’s murder. During police interrogations Scott said two other men and another woman killed Armstrong. Only one of these men was called to testify during the trial and he had an alibi. A cousin said he was working in Saskatchewan the weekend of the murder. APTN National News contacted the second man who also denied he had anything to do with the murder.There was a man’s bloody boot-print in the bathroom where Armstrong was killed. It has never been identified.APTN has since learned that the woman Scott named under interrogation owned the red Grand Am Medicine Hat investigators believed was used in the murder. This car was identified in a prosecutor’s summary of the case obtained by APTN. However, that detail was never submitted during trial.The woman, known by the street nickname Ginger, pleaded guilty on Aug. 19, 2011, about four months after Armstrong’s murder, to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She received a three-and-a-half year sentence. Ginger was seen with a red Grand Am during the police surveillance preceding her arrest. APTN has chosen not to publish Ginger’s real name for the time being.APTN tracked Ginger down since her release from prison. She is living on her parent’s ranch which sits about 70 kilometres southwest of Medicine Hat.She denied any connection to the Armstrong murder and kicked APTN off her property.“I had nothing to do with it,” said Ginger. “I want nothing to do with any of you. Beat it. It’s trespassing.”Scott’s new trial will have an impact on Oakes’ chances for a successful appeal.It is currently unclear if the Crown will proceed with a first degree murder charge against Scott, given her ever shifting stories.The cases against Oakes and Scott, which currently appear tied by ever fraying threads, could completely fall to pieces.Casey Armstrong’s children say they plan to be there every step of the way, even if that means sitting through another trial about the brutal murder of their father.“It sucks…I can’t really prepare for it,” said Karli Armstrong.“I have hardly any confidence (in the justice system),” said Tanner. “I don’t know what to expect. She is kind of the only evidence.”Both say they still believe Scott and Oakes committed the murder.jbarrera@aptn.ca@JorgeBarreralast_img read more


Assessment of Nova Scotia mills effluent plan proper according to rulesdeputyAssessment of Nova Scotia mills effluent plan proper according to rulesdeputy


first_imgHALIFAX – A leadership candidate for Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives says he believes the provincial Environment Department made a judgment call that has failed to instill public confidence in its environmental assessment process for a proposed effluent treatment plan for the Northern Pulp mill.Tim Houston made the comment while questioning deputy environment minister Frances Martin, who appeared Wednesday before the legislature’s public accounts committee.Houston, whose Pictou East riding neighbours the pulp mill, equated the decision to go with a Class 1 assessment with a similar decision for the Alton Gas natural gas storage project near Stewiake, which has been through the courts and has been subject to protests from environmentalists and local Mi’kmaq bands.“Alton gas — 12 years after they did everything the department asked them to do — they haven’t started,” said Houston. “I’m worried the department is walking Northern Pulp down the same fate as Alton Gas.”Under provincial legislation, Northern Pulp has until 2020 to replace its current effluent treatment plant in Boat Harbour near Pictou — a deadline the company has said will be tight to meet.The mill, which is across the Northumberland Strait from eastern Prince Edward Island, announced plans for a new treatment plant in December and is to submit an environmental assessment to Nova Scotia’s Environment Department sometime in July.According to the company’s plan, waste would be treated at a new facility near the mill using a system that would meet all federal environmental standards for suspended solids and oxygen depletion.The effluent would be carried by polyethylene pipe across Pictou Harbour and released through six dispersal pipes into the strait.Martin told the committee she made the decision to go with a Class 1 environmental assessment last June 1 after Northern Pulp filed a project description with the department at the end of April.She said it was clear to her the project required a Class 1 assessment instead of the more lengthy Class 2 under provincial regulations. Martin said Class 2 assessments are used in cases of larger projects, such as the building of a petro-chemical plant or pulp mill.“It was very clear in looking in the documentation and the Act and the regulations that it was a Class 1. It wasn’t the construction of a mill it was a modification to an existing mill.”But Houston persisted with his questioning, asking if Martin could confirm that a boardwalk project at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum required a Class 2 assessment.Martin was unable to provide the answer to the committee, but the department later said in an email that “our environmental assessment branch isn’t aware of this project, as it has never been registered for an environmental assessment.”Martin said the Class 1 assessment would be rigorous and would give the public and experts ample opportunity to provide input before a final decision is made.Local fishermen, Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq chiefs, and Prince Edward Island Premier Wade MacLauchlan are among those who have voiced concerns about Northern Pulp’s plan, saying it could have unintended consequences for fisheries in the area.Last month, MacLauchlan wrote a letter to Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and to federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna in which he called for a more comprehensive assessment.Martin told NDP committee member Dave Wilson that P.E.I. residents would have opportunity to give their written input during the 30-day consultation process. She also said her department would seek input from the federal departments of environment and fisheries, adding that meetings have already occurred with federal officials.Wilson asked whether there had been any indications that Ottawa would step in with an environmental assessment of its own.“We don’t anticipate that the federal government will conduct an environmental assessment on the effluent treatment,” Martin said.Outside the hearing, Martin told reporters the meeting with regional federal officials happened before MacLauchlan’s letter was sent, but she added she wasn’t aware of any change in the federal stance since.Joan Baxter, author of a recent book that explored the impact of the mill, said she heard “a lot of semantics” in Martin’s defence of the government’s assessment process.Baxter said she and many members of the public don’t buy that a Class 1 assessment is as stringent as a Class 2.She said at the very least there should be public hearings on the project, adding she doesn’t believe what’s currently in place is transparent enough.Baxter feels the public has lost trust with the process.“People have commented a lot in this province about that pulp mill over the last 50 years and they’ve never been heard,” she said. “And they don’t feel that even if they do comment during that 30-day process that their voices will be heard.”last_img read more


Man stabbed to death for protesting lewd remarks on daughter 2 heldMan stabbed to death for protesting lewd remarks on daughter 2 held


first_imgNew Delhi: A 51-year-old businessman was stabbed to death allegedly for objecting to lewd comments made by some boys on his daughter in West Delhi’s Moti Nagar area. Police said that they have arrested two persons apprehended two minors in the case.Police identified the accused as Jahangir Khan and his son Mohammad Alam . The deceased was identified as Dhruv Das Tyagi lived in Moti Nagar area. “Both accused and deceased is neighbourers,” police said. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesDeputy Commissioner of Police (West) Monika Bharadwaj said that they have also apprehended two minors. The man’s 19-year-old son was also injured in the incident that took place in the early hours of Sunday. The boys passed some lewd comments and made indecent gestures at the businessman’s 24-year-old daughter, when they were returning home on a two-wheeler from a hospital. The man had taken his daughter to hospital after she complained of severe headache. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe man after dropping his daughter home, complained to the boys’ father about their behaviour, claimed a family member, who did not want to be named. An argument broke out over the issue and in the midst of it, the businessman was attacked and stabbed multiple times, he alleged. Hearing the commotion, some people came out of their houses, but no one intervened, the family member said. The victim’s 19-year-old son came to his father’s rescue, but he was also stabbed. Somehow, he managed to raise an alarm after which his mother and sister rushed to the spot and took the father-son duo to a hospital. The businessman succumbed to injuries Monday morning, while his son is still battling for life, police said.last_img read more


MOMENT OF HANDBALL HISTORY Bravo Laszlo goodbye AtillaMOMENT OF HANDBALL HISTORY Bravo Laszlo goodbye Atilla


Atilla VadkertiLaszlo Nagy ← Previous Story Veselin Vujovic first pick for Slovenian bench? Next Story → Groups are ready for Junior WCh in Brazil! “Moment for the handball history” is only one of the titles which perfectly describing the last 20 seconds of the PICK Szeged – Veszprem clash at the end of the season in Hungary. The World Best Player 2011, Hungarian handball legend Laszlo Nagy did something which is much more than ordinary fair-play.The 34-years old right back called his rival and friend, Atilla Vadkerti, to come inside the court and gave him the ball to score the last goal on the match. The moment for that was more than perfect. That was the last match for the legendary PICK Szeged left wing who played for the club since 1999.Gesture to inspire all the handball players worldwide and to remind what is the most important in sport.Bravo Laszlo, godbye Atilla!PHOTO: PICK Szeged read more


All 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costingAll 37 Donegal councillors got a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costing


first_imgDONEGAL COUNCILLORS MUST have thought Christmas had come early today as they were all given a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.All 37 councillors received one of the devices during today’s council meeting and they were also promised a new printer to go with it according to a report by Highland Radio’s Barry Whyte.CostThe new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costs between €290 – €350. The cost to the taxpayer for these new tablets is in the region of of €10,000 – €13,000, not including the cost of the new printers that councillors have yet to receive.The tablet is believed to be encrypted so that council documents can be kept private. The tablets were given to councillors so they could access their emails while also trying to make the council paperless. Poll Results: Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Leas Cathaoirleach Nicholas Crossan said that the tablets would certainly be worth it, stating that they will help them streamline their work, communicate with officials and constituents by email and allow for all the council agendas to be online rather than paper.He defended the cost, saying, “over the next five years, they will certainly have earned their keep. It will be much handier for our council work”.Crossan added that most people have laptops these days and that everything is technology based so it was understandable that the council wanted to streamline council business in this way. He said the matter was not raised or discussed in the council today, adding:I think it is just a storm in a tea cup really.What do you think? Should councillors be given tablet devices for work purposes? I don’t know (167) No (2185) Source: Barry Whyte/Twitter YesNoI don’t knowVoteRead: Call for inquiry into claims of Donegal planning improprietiesRead: In late twist, Donegal County Council passes budget by a single vote Yes (1398) Some of the Cllrs have openly admitted to me that they have no idea how to work their new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4s, training to be provided— Barry Whyte (@BarryWhyte85) July 28, 2014last_img read more


Misleading Home Office ad on how EU citizens apply to stay inMisleading Home Office ad on how EU citizens apply to stay in


first_img‘Misleading’ Home Office ad on how EU citizens apply to stay in the UK banned The advert claimed all that was needed to apply was a passport or ID card, which was found to be “misleading”. Share3 Tweet Email A UK GOVERNMENT radio ad has been banned from the airwaves after a British regulator ruled that it was “misleading”.A radio ad for the EU Settlement Scheme, which allows European citizens to stay in the UK post-Brexit, stated in April that all that was needed to apply was a passport or ID card:“If you’re an EU citizen living in the UK, you will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme is fully open and you have plenty of time to apply. 12,313 Views It is free, and all you need is your passport or ID card and to complete an online form. Support is available if you have any questions.“To find out more and to apply, visit gov.uk/eusettlementscheme. Irish citizens or those with valid indefinite leave don’t need to apply.”The scheme is for citizens from the EU, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, as well as those who are born in the UK but are not a British citizen.A complainant told the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority that they believed in some cases, applicants also needed to provide proof of address covering the previous five years, challenged whether the ad was misleading.In a ruling published today, the ASA said that the ad breached BCAP Code rules 3.1 and 3.2 for ‘Misleading advertising’, and that it must not be aired again in its current format.Home Office responseThe Home Office, the UK government department that ran the ad, said that at no point was any applicant to the EU Settlement Scheme asked to provide proof of address as part of the application process. It argued that it was not possible to include all aspects of the application process in a short ad, and they believed listeners would appreciate that it was neither possible nor desirable to do so.It also said that the radio ads accurately described the key elements of the application process in which a passport or ID card was required, and filling out an online form (basic details, evidence of residence in the UK and a criminal record declaration was needed for this).The Home Office said that out of all adult cases on which a decision was made, 73% of applicants did not have to submit any documents as evidence of their residence.RulingThe advertising authority acknowledged in its ruling that the reference to a passport and ID card were the “minimum documents” needed to complete an initial application, it said that listeners would take this to mean all the documents that would be needed for the entire process.It said that although a proof of address wasn’t needed, in 27% of decided adult cases, applicants had been asked to provide documents as evidence of residence. Some applicants were also asked for other documents, such as evidence of a family relationship. https://jrnl.ie/4785137 We considered that the actual proportion who were asked to submit further documents was likely to go beyond what the audience was likely to understand from the claim.“In that context, we considered that the ad did not make sufficiently clear that, in some cases, applicants would need to supply documents beyond their passport or ID card.” By Gráinne Ní Aodha Aug 28th 2019, 7:53 AM Image: Shutterstock/Nejron Photo Image: Shutterstock/Nejron Photo Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 28 Aug 2019, 7:53 AM No Comments last_img read more


More room for baby boom in the top endMore room for baby boom in the top end


first_imgRoyal Darwin Hospital has seen a record number of babies being born in March with 197 being delivered in the hospital. Northern Territory Health Minister Kon Vatskalis says he does not know what is behind the baby boom but has a fair idea. “I asked why and I was told it was a very cold July,” he said. “I don’t know if it is true but it works out: July, March. “But this actually shows you the demand we have got with the young population we have got here in the Territory. “We have more births, but we are actually renovating the birth ward, we are renovating the children’s ward, we are actually providing good services, proper services to Territorians,” said the minister. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img


Nokia May Lay Off 10000 Employees By 2013 End Shutting Down ManufacturingNokia May Lay Off 10000 Employees By 2013 End Shutting Down Manufacturing


first_imgMobile Titan Nokia may terminate 10,000 of its employees along with plant shutdowns by 2013 end as part of the company’s biggest financial overhaul amid mounting losses incurred over the years.The Finnish cell phone maker announced Thursday that it may shutdown manufacturing plants in Canada, Germany and Finland. However, the company plans to continue with research and development operations in the Finnish province of Salo.If the company goes ahead with the planned job cut, the total loss of jobs would cross 40,000.”We must re-shape our operating model and ensure that we create a structure that can support our competitive ambitions,” Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia in a press statement.The company added that restructuring charges may amount to 1 billion euros and hopes to implement additional cost reductions to the tune of 1.6 billion euros by late 2013. Other cost reduction targets Nokia is planning to achieve by the end of next year is reducing operating expenses on Device & Services to an annualized run rate of around 3.0 billion euros.Restructuring cash outflows are expected to come around 650 million euros and 600 million euros in 2012 and 2013 respectively, while non-cash charges should stand at 200 million euros, Nokia said.”These planned reductions are a difficult consequence of the intended actions we believe we must take to ensure Nokia’s long-term competitive strength,” Elop added.Nokia shares suffered significantly since the introduction of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung.The company’s market share, including handset shipments, dropped considerably since smartphone giants Apple and Samsung released their smartphones. Nokia’s handset shipments dropped 24 percent in the first quarter.Meanwhile, the company is banking on its new phones for survival. Nokia’s partnership with Microsoft in 2011 resulted in the production of the Lumia smartphones.”We intend to pursue an even more focused effort on Lumia, continued innovation around our feature phones, while placing increased emphasis on our location-based services,” Elop said Thursday.Nokia shares dropped 9 percent and were down 6.9 percent at 0711 GMT on Thursday’s morning trade session.last_img read more


Trump sees likeminded European in ConteTrump sees likeminded European in Conte


first_imgUS President Donald Trump receives Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, welcoming to the White House a European populist with like-minded views on immigration and trade.The visit will begin with a one-on-one meeting followed by more extensive bilateral discussions, the White House said.”Italy is an important NATO Ally, a leading partner in Afghanistan and Iraq, and key in bringing stability to the Mediterranean region,” the White House said in announcing the visit last month, the new prime minister’s first.Trump praised Conte as “great” after meeting him at the recent G7 summit in Canada, where they warmly shook hands during the family photo.Conte is “very strong on immigration — like I am, by the way,” said Trump, who has pursued a policy of “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration, a crackdown that led to hundreds of children being separated from parents who crossed into the United States from Mexico without papers.Conte was chosen to lead the Italian government by the leaders of parties that won March elections: the euro skeptic Five Star Movement and the far-right League party.The Italian press has suggested the meeting will serve to boost Conte’s profile, often overshadowed by his deputy prime ministers and those parties’ exuberant leaders: Matteo Salvini of the League party, and Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement.Conte wants to reform the Dublin Regulation, the EU law that says asylum requests should be the responsibility of a single member country, usually the one where the refugee first arrived.Italy argues that the law places an unfair burden on countries that border the Mediterranean, and its new populist government has stepped up pressure on other EU countries to share responsibility for arriving refugees.It has closed Italy’s ports to migrants and turned back several ships carrying refugees rescued at sea, threatening the future of those operations.- Friend of Russia -Both Trump and Conte also favor better relations with Russia.Already deeply at odds with US allies on trade, the environment and Iran, opened another front in Canada by calling for Russia to be brought back into G7 meetings, ending its isolation over its 2014 annexation of Crimea.”I think it would be good for Russia, I think it would be good for the United States, I think it would be good for all of the countries of the current G7,” Trump said.Conte, who was making his international debut at the G7, said he agreed with Trump, setting himself apart from his European colleagues.On trade, the two men share the same skepticism when it comes to free trade: Trump has blasted several international pacts such as NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), while Conte refused to ratify the CETA free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.- Missed target -But according to Nick Ottens of the Atlantic Council, Trump “may not find the ally he expects” in Conte.On trade, the new Italian government’s skepticism of multinational agreements risks Trump’s goal of eliminating all EU customs tariffs, according to Ottens.Meanwhile, in the defense realm, Italy has said it has no chance of reaching the target spending of two percent of GDP — let alone Trump’s stated goal of four percent at the latest NATO summit.In early July, Italy’s defense minister Elisabetta Trenta announced a freeze on purchasing F-35 fighter aircraft, of which the US is the primary contractor.Italy’s participation in NATO operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria will be on both leaders’ agendas, along with Italy’s diplomatic efforts in Libya.But a certain point of disagreement will be Trump’s standoff with Iran — and the sanctions that hurt Italian-Iranian commercial relations.last_img read more


Space Robot Can Autonomously Reconfigure ItselfSpace Robot Can Autonomously Reconfigure Itself


first_img Citation: Space Robot Can Autonomously Reconfigure Itself (2009, June 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-06-space-robot-autonomously-reconfigure.html The robot that climbs in the pipe As Farhad Aghili of the Canadian Space Agency in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, and Kourosh Parsa of ESAB Cutting Systems in Florence, South Carolina, explain in a recent study, most conventional reconfigurable robots have a modular design. Although modular robots can change their size and shape, they require complex joints for connecting modules, as well as a docking system for exchanging modules. Aghili and Parsa’s new design for a reconfigurable robot does away with modules, and instead uses passive joints that allow the arms to twist and change their length, depending on the task at hand. The cylindrical passive joints, i.e., joints that don’t use actuators or sensors, lie in between cylindrical telescopic arms. As the joints twist and turn and the telescopic arms extend or shrink, the robot looks a bit like one of Inspector Gadget’s bionic arms, but precisely controlled.In order to reconfigure itself, the engineers explain that the robot must constrain the motion of the end of its arm in order to control its joint parameters. The robot can do this in several ways, such as when the arm grasps a fixed point or when two robot arms grasp the same object. In either case, the robot forms a closed chain. At this point, one or more of the brake mechanisms on the passive joints can be released by activating a solenoid, which allows the “elbows” of the robot to twist and lengthen or shorten its arms. When the system achieves its desired configuration, the joint brakes are locked, and the robot detaches itself from its constraining object.The new “lockable joint” design offers several advantages compared with the conventional modular design of reconfigurable robots. The main advantage is simplicity, with the new design being compact and weighing less, which is important for launch considerations. The new design also enables the robot to autonomously reconfigure itself, since links and joints don’t need to be detached and reattached as in the modular design. “In a nutshell, this work establishes a new concept of a reconfigurable robot with supporting mathematical analysis and control method,” Aghili told PhysOrg.com. “The conditions on the manipulator constraints and the passive joints to make it possible that the robot changes its current configuration to a desired one are derived. The control system then autonomously realizes the configuration change while demanding minimum actuation effort. Autonomous calibration of the manipulator after every configuration change is another significant aspect of this work.”This kind of reconfigurable robot could have many uses in space, including performing inspections, assembling devices, and carrying objects. Aghili added that a reconfigurable robot like this one could also have applications in mining, nuclear power plants and the military. He noted that a team of students from McGill University has built a preliminarily prototype of a similar reconfigurable robot.“The Space Shuttle manipulator has been served in numerous space missions for more than two decades,” he said. “However, the Shuttle is scheduled to be soon retired and the next generation of NASA spacecraft will not have a large cargo bay, such as the Shuttle’s, to accommodate a manipulator with long booms. In this retrospect, a reconfigurable robot with telescopic joints, which can be contained in a small volume that is suitable for launch, is seriously considered for the next generation of spacecraft manipulators.”More information: Farhad Aghili and Kourosh Parsa. “A Reconfigurable Robot with Lockable Cylindrical Joints.” IEEE Transactions on Robotics. To be published.Copyright 2009 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. By connecting their endpoints, two reconfigurable robots autonomously change their configurations by altering the lengths of their arms and twisting their joints. Image credit: Aghili and Parsa. ©2009 IEEE. A robot designed to work in space should ideally be a Jack of all trades, with the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks by itself. By having one robot that can handle many jobs, astronauts can cut down on weight in order to reduce launch cost. As presented in a recent study, a new type of reconfigurable robot can perform diverse tasks by changing its configuration, such as lengthening and twisting its “arms,” in a much simpler and more compact way than previous reconfigurable robots. Explore further 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


Scientists finally determine iceman Otzis last mealScientists finally determine iceman Otzis last meal


first_imgOtzi the Iceman, a well-preserved natural mummy of a Chalcolithic (Copper Age) man from about 3300 BC, who was found in 1991 in the Schnalstal glacier in the Ötztal Alps, near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. © South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology (PhysOrg.com) — In a presentation at the Seventh World Congress on Mummy Studies, researchers from the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman revealed that they had finally located the iceman known as Otzi’s stomach and determined his last meal. They were also able to successfully sequence his entire genome. Researchers from the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman in Italy divided the presentation into three different topics. The first part of the presentation was given by microbiologist Frank Maixner. He had recently examined old tomography scans taken of Otzi back in 2005 and was able to finally locate the stomach which was farther up in the torso and in an unusual position. They found the stomach to be full and, upon examination and sequencing of the DNA, they determined that Otzi had eaten Alpine ibex just 30 to 120 minutes before his death.The next presentation was led by anatomist Frank Ruhli and dentist Roger Seiler from the Centre for Evolutionary Medicine through the University of Zurich. They presented the dental health of Otzi who was presumed to have dies between the age of 35 and 40. Using three-dimensional images of his teeth, they showed how Otzi had suffered some form of blunt force trauma to two teeth only a few days before his death. They also showed how he suffered from periodontal disease and many cavities. These signs of cavities confirm the fact that the Iceman had consumed a diet full of carbohydrates.The final part of the presentation was led by geneticist Angela Graefen from the Institute for Mummies and the Iceman. She reported that her team had finally succeeded in sequencing Otzi’s full genome. This genome has already shed some light on some previous beliefs. While most artists performing facial reconstructions of Otzi have shown him with blue eyes, the new sequenced genome show that he probably had brown eyes. Iceman’s new model on display at Bolzano museum Explore furthercenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com 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. Citation: Scientists finally determine iceman Otzi’s last meal (2011, June 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-scientists-iceman-otzi-meal.htmllast_img read more


Secure Boot bypass revealedSecure Boot bypass revealed


first_imgSecure Boot bypass revealed by Martin Brinkmann on August 10, 2016 in Security – Last Update: August 10, 2016 – 24 commentsSecure Boot is a security standard that is part of UEFI designed to restrict what gets loaded during boot time of the device.Microsoft introduced the feature in Windows 8 back in 2011, and every client or server version of Windows supported it since then.Microsoft stated back then that it was up to the manufacturer of the device to ship it with controls to turn Secure Boot off.Without those controls, it is not possible to use load operating systems that are not explicitly allowed. In worst case, it would mean that only one particular flavor of Windows can be run on a device.This is for instance the case on Windows RT or Windows Phone devices. Secure Boot can be turned off on PCs and notebooks however, at least for the time being.Researchers discovered a way to manipulate Secure Boot on Windows devices, effectively rendering it useless.Secure Boot uses policies which the Windows Boot Manager reads during boot. Not all policies get loaded though. Policies are usually linked to DeviceID, and the boot manager will only execute policies with a matching DeviceID.Microsoft did introduce supplemental policies which are not linked to DeviceID which in turn enables anyone to enable test signing. With test signing enabled, it is possible to load anything during boot.The “supplemental” policy does NOT contain a DeviceID. And, because they were meant to be merged into a base policy, they don’t contain any BCD rules either, which means that if they are loaded, you can enable testsigning. Not just for windows (to load unsigned driver, ie rootkit), but for the {bootmgr} element as well, which allows bootmgr to run what is effectively an unsigned .efi (ie bootkit)!!! (In practise, the .efi file must be signed, but it can be self-signed) You can see how this is very bad!! A backdoor, which MS put  in to secure boot because they decided to not let the user turn it off in certain devices, allows for secure boot to be disabled everywhere!The effect here is that it unlocks Secure Boot on devices where the feature is locked. The method that the researchers discovered works on Windows devices with Secure Boot enabled, but only if Microsoft’s MS16-094 security patch is not installed; also, administrative rights are required.Microsoft tried to fix the issue with MS16-094 in July, and this month’s MS16-100 security bulletins. The first patch introduced blacklisting, the second an update that revoked some boot managers.  The patches don’t resolve the issue completely though according to the researchers.You find additional information about the issue on this site. Please note that it plays an intro with music in the background. I suggest you use Ctrl-A, Ctrl-C to copy all content, and paste it in a text document as the music and background animation is quite distracting.SummaryArticle NameSecure Boot bypass revealedDescriptionResearchers discovered a way to manipulate Secure Boot on Windows devices, effectively rendering it useless. Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more


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first_imgTechnology | July 19, 2010 Radiation Therapy Software Upgrade Improves Efficiency, Accuracy The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more July 19, 2010 – New, integrated software solutions from Siemens designed to assist in radiation therapy planning and treatment will be demonstrated during the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting this week in Philadelphia.syngo RT Therapist 4.1 is a single integrated system that enables the therapist to perform patient setup, imaging, verification and treatment delivery with one efficient workflow. The system also offers connectivity with major oncology information systems. A dedicated intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) workplace, syngo RT Dosimetrist 2.7 supports an array of applications for segmentation, virtual simulation, plan management and dose calculation. Advanced segmentation enables users to achieve accurate contours – even with rough mouse movements – speeding up organs at risk (OAR) segmentation to three minutes. Fast editing tools help adapt the contour shapes to specific needs and, along with virtual simulation, make it easy to set up reference points and isocenter.syngo Oncology Engine with TrueD supports the entire cancer management workflow – from initial diagnosis to staging, therapy planning and follow-up. syngo TrueD enhances the ability to compare patient scans over time and on one screen, by allowing the user to simultaneously display three studies, such as baseline and two follow-up exams. The system was designed specifically for the oncology workflow, including diagnosis, staging and assessment of cancer treatment response.ARTISTE Solution is a linear accelerator that provides a comprehensive portfolio of image-guided and advanced treatment delivery tools enabling clinicians to choose the appropriate radiation therapy treatment technique for each patient, make critical adjustments instantly and deliver adaptive radiation therapy (ART) according to each patient’s needs. With the Siemens Linear Accelerator systems, clinicians can select the optimal image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) application for the preferred treatment approach, such as 3-D megavoltage cone beam imaging (MVision) and in-room computed tomography (CT) – diagnostic CT imaging in the treatment room (CTVision).With a small, 5-mm leaf thickness over the full field, 160 MLC Multileaf Collimator provides better conformity to the actual tumor shape for homogeneous dose coverage independent of tumor size. 160 MLC’s high leaf speed and extremely low leakage optimize treatment delivery by reducing patient on-table time and dose to normal tissue.The 550 TxT Treatment Table is engineered to improve patient positioning to new standards while providing a unique lifting mechanism and exceptional mechanical strength that allow for a load capacity of 550 pounds (250 kg). The user interface provides ergonomic controls with tactile feedback, allowing the user to control the treatment table with a choice of manual or motorized movements.For more information: www.siemens.com/healthcare FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more


The love of your life deserves the best – vending machine engagementThe love of your life deserves the best – vending machine engagement


first_img LONDON — Today is the day of love, when couples around the world profess their love for one another with simple acts of kindness and big romantic gestures. For those who’ll be going down on bended knee this Valentine’s Day, may we interest you in a sparkly bauble from a vending machine?London’s new Bankside hotel is offering lovestruck men and women to seal the deal with a ring from one of its cheeky machines that sell all sorts of emergency provisions, from wine and sparkly panties, to even engagement rings.Created by ROKUS, a London-based jeweller, the gold-plated brass ring features a Labradorite stone in a classic six-claw setting that’s traditionally used for engagement rings, giving the piece a modern yet vintage look.And the best part? The ring is adjustable, sure to fit the finger of any lucky guy or girl.The Bankside Boutique vending machines are located on each guest floor, so guests won’t have to go far to put a ring on it.More news:  Flight Centre Travel Group takes full ownership of Quebec-based agencyNo word as to how much the rings cost, but we’re guessing they can’t cost much more than the sparkly panties.For more information go to banksidehotel.com. Posted by Thursday, February 14, 2019 Travelweek Group Tags: Gifts, London, Valentines Daycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Share The love of your life deserves the best – vending machine engagement rings now availablelast_img read more


Change is happening for the women of SololáChange is happening for the women of Sololá


first_imgToday is International Women’s Day, which has been observed since the early 1900s. SOLOLÁ, Guatemala – Indigenous women in Guatemala occupy the bottom rung of the socioeconomic ladder. A lack of education combined with a traditionally machismo culture has produced generations of often illiterate Mayan women who are unaware of their rights and unable to break the cycle of poverty in which they exist.In general, Mayan culture prepares women for their future role in the household from early on: Girls typically attend primary school for only two years, have families at a young age and are isolated from local politics. The United Nations estimates that nearly 45 percent of indigenous Guatemalan women have suffered some form of violence in their lifetimes.In the indigenous community of Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, in the western highlands of Guatemala, extreme poverty is widespread. Historically, men used the land here to grow maize and beans, while women were confined to weaving huipiles inside their homes until the sun went down and darkness prevented them from continuing. Anna-Claire Bevan/The Tico TimesIn 2006, a local nongovernmental organization called ADAM started working with women in the area to diversify the community’s output. Last year, they produced nearly 280,000 units of broccoli and 50,000 units of cauliflower, and exported more than 77,000 bundles of spring onions and 11,200 units of carrots for sale by supermarket chain Wal-Mart in the United States.ADAM gives out seeds and holds workshops on the most efficient methods of cultivation, but any agricultural organization in the area that wants to benefit from the project needs to be working with women.Through combining agricultural development programs with women-empowerment workshops, ADAM has transformed the lives of many in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán.“[Before] we only worked around the house; that was the woman’s role. But with these trainings we have been awakened to the reality and are getting to know our rights,” says Isabel Carillo, who used to make weavings before she started cultivating peas four years ago.“In community meetings a woman wasn’t allowed to give her opinion; they thought it wasn’t useful or it had no value. … But through these training sessions we know about our rights, the communities, know more about women’s participation, and we go to the meetings and have more spaces to give our opinions,” she adds.“It has helped me a lot on a personal level. I was married, but my marriage wasn’t stable. Before I couldn’t leave the house because my husband was very strict. But now that I am separated, I feel liberated and I can go to the trainings, I can give my opinions without having to worry about getting scolded if I leave. I believe it has helped me a lot to know my rights,” she says.During the fortnightly training sessions, 81 women have learned about gender equality, domestic violence, health and access to land, and they are encouraged to share it with family members and friends. Increased participation in the communities has not only empowered women, but also has increased their capital.Manuela Guachiac, 52, works for an organization called ADIAP, which sells peas, carrots and broccoli.“I’m part of the board of directors, but you would never have seen women in these positions before,” she says. “We grow carrots, and that is helping us a lot in our economy, and all of what we learn we will pass on to our children. They will learn and will keep these spaces, not like before when everything was closed off and only for men. Now I can teach my kids about this change and continue it generation to generation.”There is also a financial benefit. Before, Guachiac says, men would sell firewood and travel to Totonicapán and Salcajá. There wasn’t much revenue.“Now, with the training that we’ve received in cultivation, we have a more favorable income. I have my vegetable patch, my husband has a patch and even my kids have their patches,” she says.By helping to expand the organizations with which it works, ADAM has implemented further projects such as vermicomposting, a seed bank and a greenhouse, which have enabled the community to become more productive and generate more income.ADAM is funded by the international NGO ActionAid. Guatemala Country Director Laura Hurtado says: “We support these programs because we believe that the first step our society should take is the empowerment of women and youth. More than improving their living conditions, these projects motivate them to know, demand and fight for their rights.”Learn more about International Women’s Day by clicking here. Learn more about ADAM here.  Through a combination of self-esteem workshops and classes on seed cultivation, the women are learning about their human rights and their ability to make a difference in a traditionally machismo culture. Anna-Claire Bevan/The Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Malnourished kids sue Guatemalan state and win, but not much has changed On Guatemalan mountainside, hopes are washed away with the rain Turning a Mayan doll gift idea into a small business that helps communities Guatemala elections marred by tensions as parties herd voters to other constituencieslast_img read more


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