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Police receive dozens of tips after seeking help identifying suspected McArthur victim

first_imgToronto police say they’ve received dozens of tips since releasing a photo of a dead man believed to be a victim of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur.Investigators put out the photo on Monday, saying they were taking the rare step in hopes someone could help identify the person.Det. Sgt. Hank Idsinga said investigators are sifting through information they’ve received, but added that identifying the man could take weeks.“Short of a direct family member calling and saying ‘that’s so-and-so,’ we have to sort through the tips and use the process of elimination,” he told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. “Eventually we would pursue ‘possibles’ and hope that DNA or dental records would match up with found remains.”Police have said the man was dead when the picture was taken, but won’t say when or how they obtained the image.The head shot of a bearded middle-aged man with his eyes partially shut was released as police announced finding the remains of a seventh individual linked to McArthur. The 66-year-old landscaper is currently facing six first-degree murder charges in relation to men who disappeared from Toronto’s gay village or had ties to the city’s LGBTQ community.The investigation, which police have described as unprecedented in scope, has proceeded on multiple fronts, with investigators gathering evidence, searching multiple properties and examining hundreds of missing persons cases in search of potential links to McArthur.McArthur was arrested in January and charged with the murders of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen, who went missing from Toronto’s gay village in 2017.Later that month, McArthur was charged with the first-degree murder of Majeed Kayhan, Soroush Mahmudi, and Dean Lisowick. In February, he was also charged in the death of Skandaraj Navaratnam.Idsinga has said there was evidence pointing to a cause of death in at least some of the cases, but wouldn’t elaborate.Police have found seven sets of remains in planters recovered from a Toronto property where McArthur worked as a landscaper. So far, police have only identified three of the sets of remains recovered — those of Kinsman, 49, Mahmudi, 50, and Navaratnam, 40.McArthur’s next court hearing is set for March 14.last_img read more

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TMC list for all 42 LS seats out

first_imgKolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced the list of candidates for all the 42 Lok Sabha seats of the state and created history by fielding 41 percent women nominees, by far the highest in the country. In the 16th Lok Sabha, the party had 35 percent MPs in Parliament.Veteran politicians including Subrata Mukherjee and Mala Roy along with Tollywood stars Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan will contest in the forthcoming polls. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMukherjee will contest from Bankura while Roy has been fielded from Kolkata South. Tollywood duo — Mimi and Nusrat — both new faces in the list will contest from Jadavpur and Basirhat respectively. “Trinamool Congress will field 41 percent female candidates in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. This is a proud moment for us,” Mamata said, while fielding veteran actresses Moon Moon Sen from Asansol and Shatabdi Roy from Birbhum. Sen who had won from Bankura in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections will contest from Asansol. On the other hand, Mala Roy will be replacing party state president Subrata Bakshi. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”Subrata Bakshi has expressed his unwillingness to contest and wanted to work for the party organisation. Harvard University in which Sugata Bose is a professor has not granted him permission to fight the polls. So we are fielding new candidates in both Kolkata South and Jadavpur,” Banerjee said. Nusrat Jahan will contest from Basirhat instead of Idris Ali. The latter will be contesting in the Assembly by-elections in Uluberia. Sandhya Roy who had won from Medinipur in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, has been replaced by Manas Bhunia with the former wanting to engage herself in other works. Uma Soren who had won from Jhargram in 2014 also wanted to work for the party and hence, Birbaha Soren has been fielded. MLA from the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha Amar Singh Rai will contest with a TMC ticket from Darjeeling. Rai replaces Bhaichung Bhutia who had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 polls from Darjeeling and the 2016 Assembly elections in Siliguri as a TMC candidate. Bhutia had resigned from the TMC in February 2018. Among the other significant changes in the list are Mahua Moitra, MLA from Karimpur, who will contest from Krishnanagar replacing Tollywood actor Tapas Paul. Rupali Biswas will contest from Ranaghat in place of Sougata Barman. Biswas is the wife of TMC Krishnagunj MLA Satyajit Biswas who was shot dead on February 10 this year. Mausam Noor, former Congress MP who had joined TMC in January this year, will contest from Malda North in place of Soumitra Roy. Paresh Chandra Adhikary will contest from Cooch Behar instead of Renuka Sinha while Kanaiah Lal Agarwal will contest from Raiganj instead of Satya Ranjan Dasmunshi who had lost to Left Front candidate Mohammad Selim in 2014. Shyamal Santra will contest from Bishnupur instead of Soumitra Khan who had recently joined the BJP while Asit Mal will fight from Bolpur instead of Anupam Hazra who has also joined the BJP. Banerjee fielded Janab Khalilur Rahaman, Apurba Sarkar and Janab Abu Taher from Jangipur, Berhampore and Murshidabad seats respectively. The candidates for the other seats have remained the same with Sudip Bandopadhyay contesting from Kolkata North, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar from Barasat, Abhishek Banerjee from Diamond Harbour, Saugata Roy from Dum Dum, Dinesh Trivedi from Barrackpore, Tollywood star Deb and Shatabdi Roy from Ghatal and Birbhum respectively.last_img read more

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Survey Four in Ten Moroccans Hope to Emigrate

Rabat – A new survey from BBC News Arabic and the Arab Barometer shows that more than 40 % of Moroccans dream of emigrating.The survey’s findings are the result of more than 25,0000 interviews in 11 countries from late 2018 and spring 2019.“In every place questioned, research suggested that at least one in five people were considering emigrating,” the survey said. The interviews found that those with the desire to leave their countries wanted to do so due to financial considerations.“Economic reasons were overwhelmingly cited as the driving factor,” the report said.In Morocco, the overall unemployment rate rose from 9.8% in the last quarter of 2019 to 10% in the first fiscal quarter.The survey shows that 64% of the people interviewed in Morocco said that they would emigrate to Europe, while 12% of them would go to North America if they could. The report adds that 5% want to emigrate to Gulf countries.The report’s findings back other statistics, which indicate that the majority of Moroccan young people would like to emigrate for better living conditions due to a lack of job opportunities.A recent report from Moroccan marketing agency Sunergia showed that four out of ten Moroccans would emigrate if they could.The study, which interviewed 10,000 people, revealed that women were more inclined toward emigration than men.Read also: 91% of Moroccan Brains Flee for Western Countries, 74% Wish to Come BackMorocco has also been hit by the brain drain phenomenon as more than 600 engineers leave the country every year due to the lack of job opportunities.In addition to Morocco, the BBC and Arab Barometer research network covers other Arab countries where citizens welcome the possibility to leave their countries.Read also: London Immigration ‘Allowed’ Moroccan to Commit Suicide Instead of DeportationOverall, the statistics found that at least 20% of those interviewed in all 11 countries wanted to emigrate, with an even higher number wanting to emigrate from countries including Sudan. The survey reports that “in Sudan, this accounted for half the population.”In addition to emigration, the findings of the survey also indicate that a growing number of people across the Arab world are turning their backs on Islam.The report shows that close to 15% of Morrocans identify as not religious, an increase from under 5% in 2013. The decrease in religious identity paralleled a waning trust in religious leaders. The survey shows that faith in religious leaders dropped considerably in Morocco, down from about 45% in 2012-2013 to 25% in the most recent survey. read more

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Five Nepal bound Sri Lankans arrested at border

Seema Surkashya Bal (SSB), the border security force of India, arrested five Nepal-bound Sri Lankans from Panitanki, India, along Nepal-India, ekantipur.com reported.A number of Bangladeshis, Bhutanese, Tibetans and Sri Lankans are believed to be using Kakadvitta border point, taking advantage of slack checking to enter Nepal illegally. Many Bangladeshis sneak into Nepal as they bear a strong resemblance to Indians. Most of them are illegal immigrants who also enter India via banned road networks. According to Immigration Office in Kakadvitta, 3,363 Bangladeshis entered Nepal in the last fiscal year. Three Sri Lankans made it into the country, while there were no records of Bhutanese, Tibetan and Pakistani people who entered Nepal during this period. When contacted, Immigration Chief Ram Prasad Phuyal, however, said they had no information on illegal immigration. After the Mumbai Bombings, India has tightened the transit visa for Bangladeshis at checkpoints. “Though India is not providing visa to Bangladeshi they are entering Nepal illegally. They enter Nepal saying that they are Indian nationals,” a source at the immigration said.It came to light recently that many Bangladeshi immigrants had obtained Nepali citizenship illegally and were being involved in criminal activities. read more

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The Dutch Own A Single Sport Like No Other Country In The

IN SportALL EVENTSShare of The Dutch do one thing very, very wellThe countries that have won the largest share of their medals in one sport at the Winter Olympics Among countries that won at least 10 medals in a single sport. Through Feb. 14, 2018 (South Korea time).Source: Sports-Reference.com SwitzerlandAlpine skiing20595013940.042.5 CroatiaAlpine skiing410411100.090.9 NetherlandsSpeedskating401144212195.4%94.2% FranceAlpine skiing15483311545.541.7 ChinaShort track930125375.056.6 The Summer Games’ one-sport specialistsThe countries that have won the largest share of their Summer Olympic medals in one sport At the Olympics in South Korea, highly populated countries such as the U.S. can contend in a broad range of sports, including skiing, hockey, skating and more. But smaller countries have a harder time producing world-class athletes in so many disciplines, so they often concentrate on just a few. Then there’s the Netherlands, which owns one event alone: speedskating.Through the end of competition Wednesday (South Korea time) at the Pyeongchang Games, 40 of the 42 gold medals Dutch competitors have won in any Winter Olympics had come in speedskating — not to be confused with speedskating’s more exciting half-brother, short-track speed skating, which the Olympics count as a separate discipline. Just seven of the nation’s 121 total Winter medals came in a sport other than speedskating, a measly 5.8 percent. At the previous Winter Olympics in 2014, the Dutch claimed 24 medals: 23 in speedskating and one, a bronze, in short track skating. Eight of their medals were gold.In sports, a country’s dominance often fades — look at Romania in Olympic gymnastics or U.S. men in tennis Grand Slams. But Dutch speedskaters have sustained their superiority. In the 2010 Olympics, they won eight medals: seven in speedskating and one, a gold, in snowboarding. They won nine in 2006, all in speedskating. So far this Olympics, they’ve already won nine speedskating medals,1Not counting their two on the short track, or the silver speedskating medal the country won on Thursday. including five golds. The most impressive Dutch medal so far in these games: a third consecutive gold in the 5,000 meter race for Sven Kramer, who is 31 years old. He is the first man to win three straight golds in the same Olympic speedskating event. He won this year’s race by nearly two seconds. JamaicaTrack & Field777898.7 Things weren’t always this way. Looking at all the medals ever given out in speedskating, the Dutch have captured 21 percent. This is impressive, but it’s short of other countries’ performances in other sports: Canada has won 31 percent of all curling medals, and the U.S. has won 29 percent of all snowboarding medals, for instance. But much of this has to do with the fact that speedskating has a long history at the Olympics, and the Netherlands has only reached its current level of dominance relatively recently. The Dutch won 13.1 percent of all speedskating medals between 1924 and the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, and all of those came after 1952. But since the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan, the Netherlands has captured 36.6 percent of all podium spots.2Through the end of competition (Korea time) on Feb. 14, 2018. Medals South KoreaShort track2243275481.579.6 CountrySportIn sportTotalshare of total IndonesiaBadminton193063.3 MoroccoTrack & Field192382.6 Trinidad and TobagoTrack & Field151979.0 BahamasTrack & Field121485.7 CountrySportGoldTotalGoldsTOTALGoldsTotal The Dutch dominance is so complete that it inspires wacky theories. NBC’s Katie Couric was mocked for her recent statement that the Dutch are so good because they have a longstanding tradition of skating from place to place on frozen canals. The problem: Those canals freeze only a few times a year, if at all, and when people skate on them, it’s for recreation. Dutch skeedskaters are also rumored to have an ideal body type for the sport, but while the country’s racers are often tall, so are many of their opponents from other countries. Nor do the Dutch use a proprietary method to glide past other competitors: While many members of the team have spectacular form, which includes bending low and skating with force and precision, the technique isn’t a secret.The real cause, more than anything else, is dedication. Starting in childhood, Dutch skaters train with excellent instructors. The Dutch team’s skating equipment is the best in the world, too. For the Olympics in 2014, officials from the host city of Sochi went to the Netherlands to learn how to build a top-of-the-line racing rink. By the time they are ready to compete, Dutch stars have been skating in ideal conditions and learning how to peak in time for the biggest races.The ultimate proof of a country’s prowess in an Olympic event is sweeping all three medals. The Netherlands managed it earlier this week, when Dutch women took gold, silver and bronze in a 3,000 meter speedskating race. In another race, the 31-year-old Ireen Wust won her fifth career gold medal and 10th overall medal, a speedskating record. That victory was a surprise, as the silver medalist, Miho Takagi of Japan, was a strong favorite. Wust is the first Dutch athlete to win five gold medals.The only champions who beat out the Dutch in terms of winning all their medals in a single sport in either the Winter or Summer Games3Among countries that have won at least 10 medals in a single sport. are Ethiopia and Jamaica, who excel in track and field races. Ethiopia has 53 summer medals, all of them in track and field. Jamaica, famous for the record-holding sprinter Usain Bolt, has won 98.7 percent of its medals in track. The Dutch are next on the list, at 94.2 percent. Great BritainFigure skating515113345.545.5 Among countries that won at least 10 medals in a single sportSource: Sports-Reference.com AustriaAlpine skiing351156122157.452.0 KenyaTrack & Field9310093.0 EthiopiaTrack & Field5353100.0% FinlandCross-country ski20774316446.547.0 SlovakiaCanoeing182864.3 IranWrestling436863.2 TurkeyWrestling639566.3 SwedenCross-country ski31765515356.449.7 So, will the Dutch team’s rule ever end? This seems impossible now, especially given the relatively low levels of attention the sport gets in powerful countries like the U.S. But you never know. As the U.S. and many other countries have shown, Olympic dominance usually doesn’t last forever. Enjoy it, those of you from the Netherlands, while you can. read more

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UK Cybercrime unit issues urgent ransomware warning

first_imgTHE UK’S CYBER-CRIME task force has issued an urgent warning that computers across Europe are being attacked by “ransomware”.The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU), a newly-formed branch of the National Crime Agency (NCA) says that emails may have been sent to tens of millions of customers of UK banks, but appear to be targetting SMEs in particular.The emails carry an attachment that appears to be correspondence linked to the email message like, a voicemail, fax, details of a suspicious transaction or invoices for payment.This file is in fact a malware that can install Cryptolocker – which is a piece of ransomware.Once encrypted, the computer will display a splash screen with a count down timer and a demand for the payment of two Bitcoins in ransom. The Bitcoins would cost about €640.The NCA says it would not endorse the payment of such a ransom and that there is no guarantee it would be honoured.Lee Miles, Deputy Head of the NCCU says “The NCA are actively pursuing organised crime groups committing this type of crime. We are working in cooperation with industry and international partners to identify and bring to justice those responsible and reduce the risk to the public.”Column: The Loyaltybuild breach shows it’s time to take data protection seriouslyRead: Gilmore: I’m the cyber-crime tsarlast_img read more

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Unemployment A Burning Issue

first_imgUnemployment is still a burning issue in The Gambia and there is no sign in the national development plan that this problem will soon be resolved. Current programmes to train youths and provide employment for them would ease the problem of youth unemployment but does not solve the unemployment problem.These programmes have provided startups for a few thousand youths but the Gambia Labour Force Survey of 2018 by GBoS puts the unemployment figure at 234,725.While it is good to encourage the youth as much as possible to stay and develop our country, they should not be misled into believing that all is well and opportunity for employment abound and should make use of it. The reality is that opportunity is very lacking.Only sound economic policies can save the youth from this predicament.last_img read more

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Drug Seizure in Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park

first_img Grand Bahama man pleads guilty in Exuma marijuana bust; four others charged in court Million dollar marijuana drug bust in Exuma Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppCoral Harbour, 5th April 2015 (RBDF) – Several bags of suspected marijuana was seized by Royal Bahamas Defence Force Marines and the Park Warden stationed at the Exuma Cays Land and Sea (ECLAS) Park in the Exuma chain of islands on Sunday morning.Shortly after 10:00 a.m., while conducting a routine patrol of the ECLAS Park, the Defence Force Marines and the Park Warden found what appeared to be suspicious bags on a nearby cay. A closer examination revealed that the bags contained a significant amount of what was believed to be marijuana.The suspected contraband was transported back to Coral Harbour Base where it was turned over to Police authority. Related Items:ECLAS park, marijuana, Royal Bahamas Defence Force, seized Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Police arrest two for armed robbery, 40lbs of ‘ganga’last_img read more

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Sheriffs sergeant back in jail in assault case

first_imgA Clackamas County, Ore., sheriff’s patrol sergeant, who was charged in May with assaulting his wife and stepson at their Vancouver home, is back in jail. He is being held on suspicion of witness tampering and violating a court order not to contact his wife.Steven P. Hyson, 47, was arrested Thursday after he allegedly confronted his wife over details she disclosed during an interview with an attorney in preparation for Hyson’s April 8 trial. Hyson also is accused of trying to persuade his wife to tell the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office that he is innocent of the previous charges.His wife, Lora Hyson, said she was forced to return in November to the family home in the Sifton neighborhood after she was evicted from her apartment, according to court records. The documents indicate she couldn’t pay the rent because her husband had failed to make spousal support payments.On Wednesday, Steven Hyson became enraged after hearing what Lora Hyson had told his attorney, Thomas Phelan, earlier in the day, according to charging papers.Hyson allegedly confronted his wife, and told her that what she had said would cause him to lose his job and his house. He then allegedly grabbed her by her upper left arm and threw her on their bed before leaving home for the night.last_img read more

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Pairing art wine at historic Slocum House

first_imgWinter hours• Gallery 360: Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.• East Fork Cellars: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.First Fridays at the Slocum House• What: Art reception, entertainment and wine tastings.• When: 5 to 9 p.m. the first Friday of every month.Did you know?• The Slocum House was built in 1867 by Charles Slocum and his wife, Laura.• It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Clark County Heritage Register as the only remaining building in what once was a residential section of the city.• In 1966, the house was moved one block from its original site to save it from demolition.Art and wine are known to go well together. East Fork Cellars in the historic Slocum House recently partnered with Gallery 360 — a pairing that expands downtown Vancouver’s offerings.Owner Jeff Waddell has had his tasting room there for about 20 months. He said his plan all along was to bring the arts back in after the Slocum House Theatre vacated the spot.“We didn’t need all the space,” Waddell said. “(Gallery 360) was in a tough spot.”Run by the nonprofit Mosaic Arts Alliance, it has spent the last decade bouncing from space to space. When Gallery 360 heard its lease wasn’t being renewed at its former location on West Ninth Street, they contacted the city to find a retail space. That’s when the gallery and the winery started talking. Friday was the ribbon-cutting ceremony and opening of this month’s exhibition, dubbed Phoenix Rising. “We chose that theme, phoenix rising, because it represents new life,” said Gallery 360 director Susan Williams. An oil painting called “Ascending” by Jennifer Smith shows just that. The colors of the phoenix match the changing colors of the trees outside the house. As people walk through to look at the art, wood floors creak underneath them and chandeliers shine above them. The historic features of the house originally built in 1867 complement the art, Williams said.last_img read more

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Guam Realignment Construction to Peak in FY 2022

first_imgConstruction activity needed to prepare Guam to accommodate about 5,000 Marines relocating from Okinawa is expected to peak in fiscal 2022, with more than 10,000 construction workers required for nearly $1.4 billion in projects that year. The primary challenge to executing the work will be securing up to 6,600 foreign workers that year to supplement Guam’s local construction workforce, reports the Pacific Daily News. “We will always need more construction labor on Guam than is currently there,” Navy Capt. Stephanie Jones, commanding officer of NAVFAC Marianas, said Thursday at a Society of American Military Engineers luncheon.The realignment is scheduled to begin in 2020, an effort which is estimated to cost $8.6 billion with about $3 billion provided by the Japanese government.Photo courtesy of DOD Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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ISRO in talks with 2 chipmakers to integrate Make in India GPS

first_imgReutersThe Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is in talks with two major chipmakers to integrate mobile phones with Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC), a satellite navigation system under the Make in India initiative, according to reports.Discussions between ISRO and few original equipment manufacturers, including US-based company Qualcomm and Singapore’s Broadcom, are being held for the development of a chip that will include NavIC technology in phone devices, the Chairman of the ISRO, K Sivan told TOI. Sivan claimed the initiative will be “game changer,” but revealed that the talk is ongoing and nothing is confirmed yet.ISRO’s multi-chip module (MCM) that enabled Indian companies to manufacture NavIC-related technology was developed by Taiwan based company SkyTraQ, the report said.The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) also called NavIC, has launched eight indigenous navigation satellites under its Make in India initiative. Around seven satellites provide Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) services and IRNSS-1A provides messaging services, according to the Department of Space. Apart from standard positioning services, it also provides encrypted data for military use. Last month the Indian Department of Space announced all commercial vehicles registered from 1st April 2019 onwards to have mandatory NavIC enabled vehicle trackers.The official statement revealed more than 30 companies are manufacturing NavIC-enabled vehicle trackers in India approved by research facilities including Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) and International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT).last_img read more

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TMC turns 21 Mamata congratulates party workers

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee congratulated party workers on the Trinamool Congress turning 21 on Tuesday. The TMC was founded on January 1, 1998. “The journey which began on January 1, 1998 has been full of struggles, but we have been steadfast in our resolve to fight for the people #Trinamool21,” Banerjee said in a tweet. “We are thankful to Maa-Mati-Manush for their constant support. And the workers who work hard 365 days a year for the people. A big salute to you,” she said. The TMC leadership had last week issued instructions to conduct various programmes across the state on Tuesday to mark the occasion. The district leaders have arranged for party flag-hoisting programmes and street corner meetings to discuss and highlight achievements of the party in the last six-and-a-half years.last_img read more

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Huawei Mate X Launch Delayed Until November Report

first_imgAnother foldable phone, another delayed launch.Huawei was aiming to release its foldable Mate X by September, a delay from the original June launch date for the device. But TechRadar reports that the Mate X faces a new delay, with “no possibility of a September launch date.”That comes after the tech site attended a press event at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. TechRadar doesn’t say why the Mate X is facing another delay, only that the phone is unlikely to come out before November. Huawei does say that the Mate X will launch at some point in 2019.Huawei pushed back the launch date of the Mate X a few months ago to do more testing on the foldable phone. The Chinese phone maker wanted to avoid the same problems that Samsung ran into with the Galaxy Fold.RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch. Tech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch Lite7.10.2019 Tech This Out – Warner Streaming Service, Galaxy Note Renders And Nintendo Switch LiteMore VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpGalaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Hands-on: What’s New, What’s Different05:28OffAutomated Captions – en-USLive00:0002:1402:14 Galaxy Note 10 Plus Hands-on Review: A 6.8-inch Beast You Can Actually BuyThat Samsung phone was set to ship in April, but reviewers who got access to early versions of the foldable phone discovered problems with its screen. Samsung postponed the launch to work out those issues, and now it expects the Galaxy Fold to ship in September.At the time of the Mate X’s first delay, a Huawei spokesperson told CNBC that the company didn’t want to “launch a product to destroy our reputation.” Huawei planned to use the delay to keep testing and refining the Mate X.Apparently, that’s led to some changes, as TechRadar reports that Huawei has refined the “Falcon hinge” that causes the phone’s two screens to flip together to form an 8-inch tablet. The Mate X also gets a slimmer lock button than before, and it will lay flush when the phone is laid down flat. The Mate X’s back will still be steel, though, after Huawei tested an aluminum alternative.Looking past the initial Mate X launch, Huawei hinted that a future version of the Mate X could feature more screens. The phone maker would pull this off by swapping out the rear cover with useable displays.That’s certainly something to look forward to, but for now, most phone shoppers would be content to see one of the promised foldable phones — any foldable phone — actually ship.Most Anticipated PhonesDespite Galaxy Fold Debacle, Foldable Phones Will RiseBest Smartphones You Can Buy Right Nowlast_img read more

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Cloudflare Workers KV a distributed native keyvalue store for Cloudflare Workers

first_imgCloudflare announced a fast distributed native key-value store for Cloudflare Workers on Friday. They are calling this “Cloudflare Workers KV”. Cloudflare Workers is a new kind of computing platform which is built on top of their global network of over 150 data centers. It allows writing serverless code which runs in the fabric of the internet itself. This allows engaging with users faster than other platforms. Cloudflare Workers KV is built on a new architecture which eliminates cold starts and dramatically reduced the memory overhead of keeping the code running. The values can also be written from within a Cloudflare Worker. Cloudflare handles synchronizing keys and values across the network. Cloudflare Workers KV features Developers can augment their existing applications or build a new application on Cloudflare’s network using Cloudflare Workers and Cloudflare Workers KV. Cloudflare Workers KV can scale to support applications serving dozens or even millions of users. Some of its features are as follows. Serverless storage Cloudflare created a serverless execution environment at each of their 153 data centers with Cloudflare Workers, but it still caused customers to manage their own storage. But with Cloudflare Workers KV, global application access to a key-value store is just an API call away. Responsive applications anywhere Serverless applications that run on Cloudflare Workers get low latency access to a globally distributed key-value store. Cloudflare Workers KV achieves a low latency by caching replicas of the keys and values stored in Cloudflare’s cloud network. Build without scaling concerns Cloudflare Workers KV allows developers to focus their time on adding new capabilities to their serverless applications. They won’t have to waste time scaling their key-value stores. Key features of Cloudflare Workers KV The key features of Cloudflare workers KV as listed on their website are: Accessible from all 153 Cloudflare locations Supports values up to 64 KB Supports keys up to 2 KB Read and write from Cloudflare Workers An API to write to Workers KV from 3rd party applications Uses Cloudflare’s robust caching infrastructure Set arbitrary TTLs for values Integrates with Workers Preview It is currently in beta. To know more about workers KV, visit the Cloudflare Blog and the Cloudflare website. Read next Bandwidth Alliance: Cloudflare collaborates with Microsoft, IBM and others for saving bandwidth Cloudflare’s decentralized vision of the web: InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) Gateway to create distributed websites Google introduces Cloud HSM beta hardware security module for crypto key securitylast_img read more

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Transatlantic fare war could come to Canada if LCC Norwegian Air gets

first_img Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Travelweek Group center_img TORONTO — After taking enough market share on U.S. transatlantic routes that legacy carriers including Delta and American brought in bare-bones basic economy fares to Europe, low-cost carrier Norwegian Air is confirming a possible July 2018 launch out of Canada. The news comes just as Primera Air gets ready to send introductory $199 one-way fares into the market on its Toronto-London (Stansted) route, on sale March 22 for flights this summer.After reports last week that Norwegian was eyeing the Canadian market, Norwegian has confirmed that it is looking to offer transatlantic flights from gateways here, according to reports from the CBC and other consumer media outlets.The low-cost carrier has already filed with the Canadian Transportation Agency, with an eye to possibly starting transatlantic flights out of Canada starting this summer.According to reports, Norwegian’s filing with the CTA means it could be up and running with flights out of Canada by July 23.More news:  Air Canada’s global sales update includes Managing Director, Canada & USA SalesNorwegian has more than 500 routes servicing a network of 150+ destinations.Meanwhile Primera Air will launch its 2018 season of Toronto – London (Stansted) flights with $199 one-way fares available starting on March 22. The fares “are expected to sell-out within minutes,” says Primera.In February 2018 Primera Air said it plans to increase flight frequency on its Toronto – London (Stansted) route starting Aug. 22 with five weekly flights, up from three.The Toronto-London (Stansted) flights begin May 19 with three times weekly service, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Starting Aug. 22 the frequency will go up to five flights weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.Low-cost carrier WOW air also flies out of Canada and WOW air CEO Skúli Mogensen has said he’s bullish on this market. The upstart LCC began service from Montreal and Toronto in 2016.Carriers including Air Canada and WestJet are already bracing for LCC and ULCC competition this summer on the domestic front, including WestJet’s own Swoop, and have added basic economy fares to and from select gateways. Tags: Low-Cost Carriers, Trend Watch Transatlantic fare war could come to Canada if LCC Norwegian Air gets its waylast_img read more

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Black Panther dies after being freed from 40 years jail in US

first_imgNo related posts. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Herman Wallace, a former Black Panther who spent more than four decades in solitary confinement for murdering a prison guard, died Friday, three days after his release, lawyers said.The 71-year-old, who has always denied his involvement in the murder, died of liver cancer.“Although his freedom was much too brief, it meant the world to Herman to spend these last three days surrounded by the love of his family and friends,” his defense team said. “One of the final things that Herman said to us was, ‘I am free. I am free.’”Wallace is a member of the “Angola Three,” whose cases have drawn international attention because of the long stretches they spent in solitary after the 1972 death of prison guard Brent Miller.The group was named after the notorious Louisiana state prison where the three were held, known as Angola because it was built on the site of a former plantation worked by slaves from Africa.They have always maintained their innocence and challenged the evidence that was presented against them.The trio had embraced the Black Panther movement – an African-American militant organization – while already serving time in prison for lesser crimes.One of the three, Robert King, was freed in 2001. Wallace and his other co-defendant, Albert Woodfox, had stayed behind bars, confined to a tiny cell for 23 hours a day.Wallace was released late Tuesday after a federal judge overturned his murder conviction and life sentence saying they violated his constitutional right to a fair trial.The state of Louisiana had refused to free him on medical grounds over his terminal cancer. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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Major Applewhites contract at Houston is unlike any we can remember

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Sponsored By Connatix We have a look at Major Applewhite’s first contract as Houston’s first head coach thanks to the Houston Chronicle‘s Joseph Duarte, and the end result is one of the most school-friendly contracts we’ve ever seen.It’s a 5-year deal that pays Applewhite $1.5 million per year with a $100,000 bonus for every Cougars win past No. 9 each season, plus a $100,000 bonus for an American Athletic Conference championship, a $100,000 bonus for a New Year’s Six bowl appearance and up to $317,500 in bonuses for academic success, coaching awards and other items.But where Applewhite’s deal differs from others we’ve seen are in the buyout terms.If Houston were to fire Applewhite, the school would owe him the base salary — $650,000 — for each year remaining on the deal. But if Applewhite were to leave, he would owe the full $1.5 million — that’s his base salary plus “non-salary compensation” — for every year remaining on the deal plus any buyouts owed to assistant coaches not retained by the new head coach. For instance, defensive coordinator Mark D’Onforio signed a 3-year, $400,000 a year contract that calls for a buyout rate at 50 percent of his base salary. So if Applewhite leaves after the 2017 season, he would owe $6 million plus $400,000 (half of D’Onforio’s base salary times two) and buyouts for any other assistants’ contracts we don’t have our hands on.But wait, there’s more! Applewhite’s personal buyout spikes by 50 percent if he leaves for another school in Texas. This means it’s theoretically possible Applewhite could leave after this season and wind up owing $9 million plus his assistants’ buyouts on a contract that only — “only” — paid him $7.5 million in the first place.This is an example of Houston taking its frustration and hurt feelings of watching Art Briles, Kevin Sumlin and Tom Herman leaving for its former Southwest Conference rivals-turned-Power 5 neighbors out on its first-time head coach. A first-time head coach who, to be fair, did not have any other head coaching options available to him at the time.Scott explains the good & the bad of Major Applewhite’s contract https://t.co/KBYEqD6aqB pic.twitter.com/Lx4PBNgLvP— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) February 22, 2017Still, it will be interesting to see if this contract will influence any future deals, specifically the provision of making a head coach responsible for paying his assistants’ buyouts.For years now, coaches and their agents have gone on a Georgia Tech over Cumberland-like streak against schools at the negotiating table. Houston’s deal with Major Applewhite counts as a touchdown for Cumberland.last_img read more

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Cypriot bank guarantees carry no weight abroad

first_imgBy Angelos AnastasiouLETTERS of guarantee from Cypriot banks are no longer acceptable abroad, causing major problems to local construction companies trying to secure contracts in other countries, they say.The Cyprus Federation of Associations of Buildings Contractors (OSEOK) head Costas Roushias met with President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday to convey their despair at the industry’s dramatic decline, and to propose ways of addressing the issue.According to Roushias, among the key problems facing the construction industry is the fact that Cypriot banks’ letters of guarantee are no longer accepted by foreign banks due to the state of the banking sector following the March 2013 Eurogroup decisions, which have left Cypriot companies less competitive in the international field.“Construction companies can guarantee themselves in Cyprus, but the problem is that Cypriot bank guarantees aren’t recognised abroad, because of the March decisions,” Roushias said.OSEOK proposes that the government underwrites bank guarantees in the same manner it did following the 1974 Turkish invasion, successfully propping up the entire economy.After the meeting, Roushias reported having received the president’s assurance that the government has made “significant enquiries” with various governments and foreign banks regarding this issue, and expressed the hope that these efforts bear fruit as countries like Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq present construction companies with considerable opportunities.Giorgos Charalambous, member of the Independent Commission on the Future of the Cyprus Banking Sector (ICFCBS) – an ad-hoc body designated by the Central Bank of Cyprus in 2012 to investigate the causes and effects of the Cyprus economic crisis – argued that post-1974-style government guarantees were not an option at this point in time.“In 1974 the state had options available to it due to its currency positions – it maintained account balances abroad, which it could use to underwrite Cypriot banks to foreign banks, in the sense that cash could be seized if the guarantees fell through,” he said.“This is not an option today, because there are no currency positions in the eurozone, and Cyprus has been shut out of international bond markets – which means just that: international lenders do not trust the Cyprus government enough to lend it money. So why would anyone think that they would trust the government’s guarantees, even if such guarantees were to be issued?”“Therefore, what was done in 1974 can’t be done today, because the conditions today aren’t the same as then.”Charalambous felt there was no realistic way of addressing the immediate problem – of foreign banks rejecting letters of guarantee from Cypriot banks – facing the construction industry, in isolation.“The only way government guarantees could mean anything right now, is if the Cyprus government were to request a foreign government – say, Qatar – to guarantee Cypriot banks to Qatari banks, on the Cyprus government’s behalf. I don’t think that is a realistic prospect,” he explained.According to Charalambous, focusing on resolving the short-term problem would equal seeing the forest for the trees, as the designated way to address the bank-guarantee problem would be for the entire Cyprus banking system to regain the trust of depositors and investors.“The ICFCBS report proposes that the EU be convinced to commit to Cyprus lifting all capital controls and issuing a state guarantee on all deposits in Cyprus banks. This would be the fastest way of restoring confidence in the Cypriot banking system,” he concluded.You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more