10 months agoGenoa coach Prandelli wants more after defeating Atalanta

Posted On Oct 28 2019 by

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Genoa coach Prandelli wants more after defeating Atalantaby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa coach Cesare Prandelli is demanding more from his players after their 3-1 win over Atalanta.Atalanta had two players sent off on the day.Prandelli said, “We wanted the win, and I think I can say we deserved it,” said Prandelli, in an interview with Radio Rai. “We played against a strong team that has been working together for years.”It was an exhausting game in which we had to give a lot, but we did a good job in countering them. The lads did really well.”I sincerely hope we can build on this victory, because this group has the potential to do that.” last_img read more

Avalanche Warning for Mountains of Western Canada

Posted On Oct 13 2019 by

first_imgREVELSTOKE, B.C. – A Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, is effective immediately by Avalanche Canada, in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country applying to all the forecast regions in western Canada.For a map of the regions involved, click here.According to the warning, there will be a significant warming forecast to hit BC and Alberta this week. With the temperature rise will increase the likelihood of avalanches throughout the mountains. As well as the warm weather and BC’s spring break, it is expected more people will be heading into the mountains. “This is the first big warming to hit our snowpack, which is still fairly complex and winter-like,” explains Senior Avalanche Forecaster Grant Helgeson. “Any time the snowpack is hit with a big change, it tends to de-stabilize. The temperatures are forecast to increase substantially this week, with no nighttime cooling. This will weaken the snowpack on all aspects, increasing the possibility of large natural avalanches as well making it easier for the weight of a person to trigger deeper weak layers.”Avalanche Canada, Parks Canada and Kananaskis Country warns all backcountry users, including those going outside ski area boundaries, to keep careful track of their regional avalanche forecasts at www.avalanche.ca.Everyone in a backcountry party needs the essential rescue gear—transceiver, probe and shovel—and the knowledge to use it. Ensure your party re-groups well away from avalanche slopes, including overhead hazard such as cornices says the warning.Those heading to the mountains to snowshoe or explore the front country should also be aware that many popular summer trails are exposed to avalanche terrain. Plan ahead and research your route to make sure you are avoiding these areas.last_img read more

Ban urges joint efforts to complete decolonization process

Posted On Oct 12 2019 by

In a message to the Caribbean Regional Seminar on Decolonization, which began yesterday in St. Kitts and Nevis, Mr. Ban said that progress in this area will require close cooperation between all three actors. The three-day gathering is organized by the Special Committee on the Situation with regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, also known as the Special Committee of 24 on Decolonization.Mr. Ban, in a message delivered by Michael M. Streitz of the Decolonization Unit in the UN Department of Political Affairs, noted that the right to self-determination must be taken into proper account in exploring how to accelerate the decolonization process for the remaining 16 Territories under the Committee’s purview.In addition to close cooperation between the Territories, the administering Powers and the Special Committee, he stressed the need to keep the interests of the peoples of the Territories at the heart of all efforts.The Secretary-General said he was counting on the administering Powers in particular to discharge their obligations in a manner that promotes the well-being of the inhabitants of the territories within their responsibility. The UN system, he added, will continue to offer assistance to the Non-Self-Governing Territories as appropriate, in areas such as economic and social development, environmental sustainability, healthcare and good governance. 13 May 2009Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the administering Powers, Non-Self-Governing Territories and the United Nations body tackling decolonization to continue working together to accelerate the process of eradicating colonialism. read more

ICE Futures Canada quotes and cash prices

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Friday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close ThuJuly ‘ 17 0.00 0.00 0.00 571.10 573.30Nov. 518.00 521.90 514.00 517.30 518.40Jan. ’18 519.70 525.40 518.30 520.80 522.30March 525.00 529.30 523.20 524.20 526.30May 526.00 530.00 523.60 524.90 528.00July 531.50 531.50 528.00 526.00 529.10Nov. 489.50 489.50 487.20 488.40 487.70Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 489.10 488.40March 0.00 0.00 0.00 489.10 488.40May 0.00 0.00 0.00 489.10 488.40July 0.00 0.00 0.00 489.10 488.40Barley (Western): Open High Low Close ThuJuly ’17 0.00 0.00 0.00 138.00 138.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 140.00 140.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Thunder Bay CW: $178.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $522.30 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $542.30 (November 2017) read more

FCID grills Namal Rajapaksa over a land related issue

Posted On Oct 8 2019 by

The police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) questioned Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa today over a land related issue.

TD Bank becomes Canadas biggest money manager with 792million deal to buy

Posted On Oct 7 2019 by

Kathryn Hollinrake / THE CANADIAN PRESS Under the deal, shareholders of Greystone Capital will receive 30 per cent of the purchase price in TD common shares, with the remainder payable in cash.Greystone shareholders will have the ability to elect to increase share portion of the payment up to a maximum of 50 per cent of the total payment.Greystone, which has nearly 200 employees, will be rebranded as TD Greystone and will continue to operate from Regina.“Joining forces with TD will add tremendous value to Greystone clients interested in expanding and diversifying their investment portfolios,” said Greystone’s chief executive and chief investment officer Robert Vanderhooft in a statement.The acquisition comes at a time when the wealth and asset management space is not only facing fierce competition from other players, but also from increased interest in self-directed investing, robo-advisers and other products with lower fees such as exchange-traded funds.TD is aiming to launch a “robo-guidance” product, which won’t make recommendations, but can be used to create sophisticated portfolios, by the end of this year, Salom said. A follow to that launch will be a robo-advisor platform where clients provide information about risk tolerance and timeline and receive recommendations, he added. The bank is partnering with U.S. firm Hydrogen on these products, Salom added.TD’s direct investing online platform WebBroker is seeing a surge in demand from self-directed retail investors. The bank recently completed a $100-million revamp of its WebBroker and mobile trading assets over the past 18 months, said Salom.Yet, at the end of 2017 and early 2018 the platform was plagued with outages amid a spike in trading activity.A flurry of interest in the pot sector helped to drive trade volumes up by more than two times during that period, said Salom.“Interest in cannabis by mainstream investors, but also particularly a new generation of investors that wanted to participate in the growth of the industry… created some capacity challenges for the entire industry, and we were not immune to it,” he said.Interest from investors continues to rise as Canada prepares to legalize cannabis for recreational use on Oct. 17.TD last month expanded its approved list of cannabis stocks its staff are allowed to recommend from three to 19. The “eligible for solicitation” list originally included licensed producers Canopy Growth Corp., Emerald Health Therapeutics and Emblem Corp. It has been expanded to include MedReleaf Corp. and the Hydropothecary Corp., and others, but not Aurora Cannabis or Aphria Inc., two of the largest licensed producers in Canada.TD does not restrict clients from investing in certain marijuana stocks, but does not want its advisers to offer certain stocks without a certain level of due diligence first, Salom said. The bank is concerned about cannabis firms’ operations in the U.S., he said, where pot has been legalized in several states but remains illegal at the federal level.“We are a North American bank and we have certain obligations to our regulators on both sides of the border,” said Salom. Toronto-Dominion Bank will buy Saskatchewan-based Greystone Managed Investments Inc. for roughly $792-million in stock and cash, a transaction which the bank says makes its asset management division the biggest money manager in Canada.Acquiring the institutional money manager will add another $36 billion in Canadian assets under management and expertise in real estate, mortgages and infrastructure investments as competition in the industry heats up, said Leo Salom, TD’s group head of wealth management and TD Insurance.“They’ll be a great shot in the arm,” he said in an interview.TD Bank speeds up junior bankers’ promotions to attract and keep young talentTD overtakes RBC for first time in 6 years, becoming Canada’s premium bankOttawa sought TD Bank to talk up Canada in U.S. following Trump’s inauguration, document suggestsThe asset management sector in Canada is in a consolidation phase with privately held firms being snapped up amid heightened competition.In March, the Bank of Nova Scotia announced a $950-million deal to buy Montreal’s Jarislowsky Fraser investment firm to create the third-largest active money manager in Canada. In January, Sun Life Global Investments completed its acquisition of Excel Funds Management Inc. and Excel Investment Counsel Inc., which specializes in emerging markets funds.The proposed transaction between TD and the Regina-based money manager’s parent company Greystone Capital Management Inc. will bring total assets under management at the bank to $393 billion, making it the largest player based on assets based in the country, TD said.The transaction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2018, subject to approvals and customary closing conditions.Executive VP of Wealth Management at TD Bank Group Leo Salom is shown in this undated handout image. read more

Brock University geneticist renewed as Canada Research Chair

Posted On Oct 2 2019 by

Ping LiangPing Liang is fascinated by the stuff we’re made of.He wants to know why one person is more likely to develop a certain disease than someone else, or why specific medical treatments are more effective in some people than others.“I research how we humans are different from each other genetically, and how such information can be used to prevent and better treat diseases,” he says.For this work, Liang is set to embark upon another five-year term as Canada Research Chair in Genomics and Bioinformatics.“It’s an honour; it’s a prestigious title,” he says. “It gives you more opportunity to develop collaborations.”During his second term, Liang will be studying “transposable elements,” DNA sequences that change their position within a genome, sometimes resulting in mutations or the alteration of a cell’s genome size. He says this gives deeper insight into the diversity of genetics and biological traits in humans and other species.Liang’s research program involves developing a new way of detecting and describing structural variations in human genomes.Current methods, which focus on analyzing individual genomes, do not provide enough details needed to assess how the genes interact and, in general, “lack accuracy and robustness,” says Compute Canada, which recently awarded Liang computer time and dedicated storage for his project.Liang and his group aim to collectively analyze thousands of currently available personal genome sequence data sets, and then compile the detailed sequences for all detectable structural variations.“We are very excited about Dr. Liang’s reappointment as a prestigious Canada Research Chair,” says Ejaz Ahmad, dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science.“Dr. Liang is as the forefront of bioinformatics research and his work is giving us a much deeper understanding of the rich diversity found in the human genome,” he says. “His research will also have important applications in early disease identification and treatment. We are happy to have Dr. Liang call Brock home and for him to continue his work here with Brock’s strong group of researchers in Biosciences.”Minister of State (Science and Technology) Ed Holder announced March 28 the line-up of Canada Research Chair holders.“Our government is committed to supporting top researchers across all disciplines through programs such as the Canada Research Chairs Program, ” said Holder. “More than 1,700 chairholders are pushing the frontiers of knowledge in universities and colleges throughout Canada, driving jobs, growth and economic prosperity for Canadians.”The Canada Research Chairs Program invests approximately $265 million per year to attract and retain some of the world’s most accomplished and promising minds.Chairholders aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences.Brock University holds 12 Canada Research Chairs, including Liang. read more

Central Texas Seeks to Limit Incompatible Development outside Ft Hood

Posted On Sep 13 2019 by

first_imgMore than 100 defense communities have conducted a joint land use study (JLUS) to limit incompatible development outside neighboring installations, and now central Texas will launch its own to ensure training and testing activities at Fort Hood are not jeopardized by future encroachment.The 13-month study, funded by a $262,000 grant from DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment, could start next month, reports the Killeen Daily Herald.“We’re doing it on behalf of all central Texas communities that are impacted by Fort Hood,” said Killeen City Manager Glenn Morrison. Killeen, the study’s sponsor, is providing a 10 percent match through in-kind staff work.The post is the only Army installation with a warfighting corps or division headquarters that does not have a completed JLUS. And while Killeen officials say the community does not have any “known encroachment issues,” concerns about residential development on most sides of Fort Hood have been raised. Air quality and light and glare that could affect nighttime training are other concerns the study is expected to address.“I am very aware of the necessity to ensure that future development in Central Texas does not create an encroachment issue and remains compatible with the very important mission of Fort Hood. All of the communities around Fort Hood will be affected by the growth along the [Interstate 35] corridor,” said Bill Parry, the former executive director of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance.Brian Dosa, Fort Hood’s director of public works, told the Herald the study is “very important” to the post.“It will address several issues that affect the future viability and growth of Fort Hood, including encroachment, effects of projected population growth, natural resources (water, power), transportation and potential impacts on training,” Dosa said.For Parry, who now is the city manager for Gatesville, the study will support the city’s effort to update its long-range comprehensive plan. He expects the JLUS will help identify areas where future development potentially could be incompatible with Fort Hood’s mission.“The JLUS actually provides an impetus for our comprehensive planning process — both will inform the other if we do this correctly,” Parry said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Valves new Steam Labs is a place for weird experimental Steam things

Posted On Sep 10 2019 by

first_img Share your voice The best of AmazonBasics: PC accessories 0 Steam Labs: where experiments will be found. Valve Valve is already a company full of experiments. Now its Steam game store has an experiments hub, too. If you’re someone who likes to know about Steam’s funky experiments and try them as much as you can, Valve has a feature you might want to head to. The company just announced the launch of Steam Labs, an official destination where the company’s new ideas are gathered for anyone to try out.Steam’s had a bunch of experimental features before, but this is a new place to gather them together. The experiments actually sound pretty fun and useful. There are a collection of 6-second micro trailers, and a half-hour video of new game releases called The Automated Show.Valve is also launching a new machine-learning, neural network-based game recommendation engine called The Interactive Recommender that will suggest games from the back catalog over the last 10 years, or lesser-known games from the past six months, based on your play history. The new Steam Labs hub is available today. Post a comment Tags Gaming Computers 23 Photos Steam Valvelast_img read more

PM Modi asks ministers to expedite work on JK projects

Posted On Sep 6 2019 by

first_imgNew Delhi: A meeting of the Union Council of Ministers was held here on Wednesday in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is learnt to have asked his colleagues to expeditiously work on projects related to Jammu and Kashmir. It was the first meeting of the Council of Ministers after the government’s decision to repeal Article 370 in the state and reorganise the state into two Union Territories. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us The meeting was held after that of the Union Cabinet and the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). Sources said Union Home Minister Amit Shah briefed the meeting on the steps being taken to remove restrictions and bring normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources said that officials of the Home Ministry also made a presentation on the repeal of Article 370.last_img read more

Vijay Mallyas exit uncorks new salary highs at United Spirits

Posted On Sep 5 2019 by

first_imgForce India co-owner, Vijay Mallya, leaves after an extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court, in central London on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKayUnited Spirits might be an unlikely candidate in the list of top paymasters, but the country’s largest spirits maker has more crorepatis in its ranks than IT giant Infosys, and all FMCG companies, except Hindustan Unilever, according to an Economic Times (ET) report on Monday.As many as 56 executives at United Spirits (USL) took home more than Rs 1 crore in salary in the year ended March — against 52 in the previous year — according to the firm’s annual report. This despite managing director Anand Kripalu describing fiscal 2017 as “the single-most challenging year from a regulatory perspective”, the ET report said.The report noted, quoting experts, that Diageo, the world’s largest spirits maker that owns United Spirits, is looking to attract and retain talent in India as it pushes hard to build up sales and fight competition in what’s emerging as a key market.It said that consumer goods giant Hindustan Unilever, which had 129 executives taking home more than Rs 1 crore in salaries last year, and IT major Wipro, with 51 such people, both saw the number of crorepatis shrink from the previous year.”Alcobev as an industry has similar business structures to FMCG, but traditionally has not been an attractive industry for talent,” the report quoted Anandorup Ghose, partner at HR consultancy Aon Hewitt India, as saying. “Consequently, it tends to offer higher pay levels or premium to attract talent.” The maker of McDowell’s No.1 and Antiquity whisky saw its sales grow 4 percent and net profit 39 percent in fiscal 2017.A HR consultant told ET that when embattled businessman Vijay Mallya was at the helm of USL, very few people were paid very high salaries. “Now that USL is being run more professionally and management is spread out, the number of people earning more has gradually gone up,” the person was quoted as saying.In fact, more than 20 executives who took home eight-figure salaries last year joined United Spirits in the past three years after Kripalu took the helm, ET reported.A headhunter was quoted by the financial daily as saying that the spirits business is now “far more acceptable” than before among job seekers. “There may be temporary setbacks because of policy changes, but the liquor business is here to stay and India as a market will continue to grow,” the person who, the report said, is familiar with USL told the newspaper.Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch and Smirnoff vodka, bought a controlling stake in USL from Mallya in July 2013 and later raised its holding to 55 percent. India, the largest whisky market in the world selling almost 200 million cases annually, accounts for almost 40 percent of Diageo’s sales volumes.The Indian unit of Diageo filed multiple complaints against Mallya after inquiries uncovered “improper transactions” worth Rs 1,225.30 crore.last_img read more

Houston Seeks to Expand Skilled Workforce through Investment in Poorer Schools

Posted On Sep 2 2019 by

first_img X Office of Houston City Council Member Karla CisnerosHouston City Council Member Karla Cisneros, who represents District H, will chair the City’s new Economic Development Subcommittee on Education.Houston has long wrestled with a shortage of skilled workers. The city’s latest solution is a long-term one that aims to tap a source that’s all-too-often neglected. It’s trying to steer more investment into the schools of its poorest neighborhoods.Companies have tried to address the workforce problem by luring new residents with higher wages and by building up training programs with community colleges. Now Houston City Council is launching a new Economic Development Subcommittee on Education.Council Member Karla Cisneros, who chairs the subcommittee, says there’s an important link between a child’s quality of life and the opportunities available when that child grows up.“It really comes down to equity,” Cisneros says. “Children that are living in traditionally unsupported neighborhoods, the opportunity doesn’t exist for them as [for] another child someplace else in our city that’s getting a chance to learn and grow right from day one.”The group will work with schools, private companies, and other partners to develop policies and recommend projects to fund. Its first meeting will take place Wednesday afternoon. 00:00 /00:50 Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img read more

Cambridge Analytica Declares Bankruptcy in US in Wake of Facebook Scandal

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More 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 UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Cambridge Analytica — the political-analytics firm at the center of Facebook’s recent user-data scandal — has officially filed for bankruptcy in the U.S.In a filing late Thursday, the U.K.-based company declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of New York. Cambridge Analytica listed assets in the range of $100,001 to $500,000 and liabilities between $1 million to $10 million. A company files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy to liquidate its assets.Cambridge Analytica and its parent company, SCL Elections, had said earlier this month that they would shut down after losing all their customers and partners after the Facebook revelations. Cambridge Analytica improperly obtained and used info on millions of Facebook users as part of its political-consulting work, including on behalf of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, according to reports that first came out in mid-March. “Over the past several months, Cambridge Analytica has been the subject of numerous unfounded accusations and, despite the company’s efforts to correct the record, has been vilified for activities that are not only legal, but also widely accepted as a standard component of online advertising in both the political and commercial arenas,” the company said in a May 2 statement.Facebook remains in damage-control mode in the wake of Cambridge Analytica fiasco. The social giant said an internal investigation revealed that info on up to 87 million users may have been “improperly shared” with Cambridge Analytica. The data was collected in 2013 by researcher Aleksandr Kogan via a Facebook personality quiz, which was able to harvest info on up to 300,000 users’ friends; Kogan subsequently sold that data to Cambridge Analytica.The fallout from the Cambridge Analytica case isn’t over, as industry watchers expect it to lead to the adoption of new U.S. laws that restrict companies’ use of consumer data. This week, Facebook said it suspended 200 third-party apps that had access to large amounts of user info pending review of whether they misused that data. Facebook claims it changed its policies in 2014 to prevent apps from accessing info on users’ friends in the way that Kogan’s quiz had done.Facebook has scrambled to respond to the Cambridge Analytica blowback, which caught the company off guard and resulted in CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying in two U.S. congressional hearings. The company has moved to restrict third-party apps’ access to Facebook user info and to provide easier-to-use privacy tools, among other measures.In announcing their shutdown plans, SCL and Cambridge Analytica complained that “the siege of media coverage” about Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data “has driven away virtually all of the company’s customers and suppliers. As a result, it has been determined that it is no longer viable to continue operating the business.”center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Youll Want to Display This AIGenerated Artwork at Home

Posted On Sep 1 2019 by

first_imgI used deep learning to cross a book of dinosaurs X a book of flowers pic.twitter.com/xT7kjkOL9E— ᶜʰʳⁱˢ ʳᵒᵈˡᵉʸ (@chrisrodley) June 15, 2017In 2015, a team of German computer scientists used a deep neural network to copy a famous painting style and apply it to any photo—like a less trippy version of Google’s Deep Dream Project. (At a 2016 auction, art created by the neural network fetched as much as $8,000.)“Instead of reinterpreting everything as dogs at a psytrance festival on a beach in Goa, it copied stylistic elements like brushstrokes and lines,” Rodley explained in an earlier blog entry.Experimenting with a similar approach, he “soon discovered the results could be deeply unsettling—not so much an uncanny valley as an endless, Lovecraftian abyss.”Check out some of Rodley’s algo-horror outcomes, including a Trump family photo blended with various Muppets characters: such stuff as nightmares are made on.Rodley also merged dinosaurs with 19th century engravings of fruit (via Chris Rodley)Co-creator of Twitter’s popular Magic Realism Bot, the writer and techie encourages people to “try this technique for yourself” via the website DeepArt, which uses an algorithm to redraw one image using stylistic elements of another.There you can create unique work based on your latest selfie and favorite painter. Or, drop Rodley an email (crodley@gmail.com) to request a print of his AI-generated “Triceratops Flowers” concept art.He also revealed an equally delightful masterpiece of dinosaurs mashed with 19th-century engravings of fruit (above). Because why not?Rodley isn’t the first to make headlines for his intriguing use of a neural network: Research scientist Janelle Shane blogs about the AI she trained to invent chat-up lines, paint colors, metal bands, guinea pig names, and so much more.Let us know how we’re doing What do you get when you cross prehistoric creatures with colorful blossoms? An oddly beautiful piece of artwork.Chris Rodley used his own deep learning algorithm to merge a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower paintings.The result (pictured) is a truly magnificent composition that deserves a place on a gallery wall.“I got a crazy response to this tweet about some dinosaurs I made with the deep learning technique known as ‘style transfer,’” Rodley wrote in a blog post. Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

UK study Calls place modest fifth in phone time use

Posted On Aug 31 2019 by

first_img(Phys.org) — Remember when a phone used to be a phone? Not a camera, restaurant finder, music player, social networking check-in, or mini game diversion? A new survey makes it official. Engaging in phone calls has fallen down into the Etcetera of features use category. According to a study of 2,000 smartphone users, the time spent talking on phone is just 12 minutes a day, out of the two hours a day spent using the phones. According to O2’s “All About You” report from the UK, just browsing the Internet is the most frequent activity on smartphones, accounting for 25 minutes a day. Checking and updating social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter consume 17 minutes against the frailer 12 minutes to talk in a phone call. Press release More information: Young, affluent snap up smartphones © 2012 Phys.Org Explore further Among the usage and time breakdowns featured in the report: Smartphone users browsing the Internet (25 minutes a day), social networking (17 minutes), listening to music (16 minutes), playing games (13 minutes), and e-mail (11 minutes). Other activities that the survey timed were reading books, watching videos, and taking pictures, all for a total of 128 minutes.The “All About You” report announced Friday from mobile provider O2, which is the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited, was commissioned by O2 to mark the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SIII.David Johnson, General Manager Devices for O2 in the UK, said, “Smartphones are now being used like a digital ‘Swiss Army Knife’ replacing possessions like watches, cameras, books and even laptops.” He said the phone now plays a far greater role in all aspects of daily life. More than half, 54 percent, are using their phones instead of alarm clocks; 46 percent have stopped wearing a watch in favor of the smart phone; 39% percent have switched from using a standalone camera to using the smartphone; and more than a quarter use their phone instead of a laptop.The findings conveniently prop the new Samsung Galaxy SIII, which is rich in “next generation” functions. The phone provides S Voice,’ described as an advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to the user’s words, and carries eye-tracking such that the screen remains bright if the user is looking at it.While the survey findings of how the smartphone is used may not surprise most people, there are a few points of interest in the study as to how much more far-reaching the Swizz Army Knife of mobile devices may become, notwithstanding the expected leveling off of smartphone sales. One in twenty smartphone users have switched to use their phone in place of a TV (six percent) or reading physical books (six percent). Citation: UK study: Calls place modest fifth in phone time use (2012, July 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-uk-modest.html 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

LGBTQ Study Where do we stand in equality business and social standing

Posted On Aug 29 2019 by

first_imgOver 200 global study partners interviewed 40,460 respondents in 151 countries and 18.743 participants in the United States under the leadership of Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) in San Francisco.Participants in the survey allowed participants to self-identify with a wider and more inclusive spectrum of identities within the LGBTQ community. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Among those surveyed were Gay & Bisexual Men 46%, Lesbian and Bisexual Women 46%, Gender – Exansive 8%. 33% were Millenials, 33% Generation X, and 33% were Baby Boomers.Here are some of the concerns addressed by those respondingcenter_img I fear there will be a roll back of recent LGBTQ equality gains in the coming year.76% agree, 16%neutral, 8% disagree.Corporations that support LGBTQ equality are more important than ever85% agree, 13% neutral, 2% disagreeI tend to support companies that market to and support the LGBTQ community78% agree, 20% neutral, 2% DisagreeCompanies that support LGBTQ equality will get more of my business this year76% agree, 22% neutral, 2% disagreeI feel more positive towards companies that include transgender, gender- expansive community imagery in their outreach communication75 agree, 20% neutral, 4% disagreeHow did the Lesbian community felt corporations do a good job outreaching to their group?5% say they do a good job, 37% neutral, 58% not a good jobAmong the Lesbian community when asked if they would support and purchase from companies that market to and support the lesbian community the answer was90% yes, 9% neutral, 1% no.How did the Bisexual community felt corporations do a good job outreaching to their group?6% say they do a good job, 25% neutral, 69% not a good jobAmong the Bisexual community when asked if they would support and purchase from companies that market to and support their community the answer was70% yes, 25% neutral, 5% no.When the LGBTQ community was asked about health concernsDepression / mental health concerns 46%Body weight: 45%Losing or not having access to health insurance: 39%Cancer 31%Heart disease 24%Alzheimer’s disease 20%Diabetics: 19%HIV/AIDS 16%Death or injury from gun violence 15%Sexual transmitted diseases 15%Death or injury from car accidents 13%Stroke 13%Alcohol use 11%Asthma or respiratory diseases 10%Tobacco use/ smoking 8%Influenza and pneumonia 5%Kidney disease 5%Liver disease including Hepatitis B or C 4%Death or injury from sports or athletic activity 3%When asked about political and social prioritiesLGBTQ discrimination 76%Affordable healthcare 66%Racial discrimination 54%Climate change 53%Women equality in the workplace 44%Marriage equality 39%Poverty 39%Sexual harassment 34%Immigration reform29%Fake news 27%Post truth politics 24%Cyber Security 22%Foreign wars or conflicts 21%Street neighborhood violence 20%High taxes 19%Unemployment 16%Terrorism 16%Government regulations of business 9%Inflation 9%To what degree do you feel comfortable and belonging at an event with mostly LGBTQ community membersFully comfortable was responded byGay men 81%Lesbian women 85%Bisexual men 61%Bisexual women 70%Gender Expansive 74%Transgender identities 73%Non binary identities 75%To what degree do you feel comfortable and belonging at an event with mostly straight community membersFully comfortable was responded byGay men 53%Lesbian women 42%Bisexual men 61%Bisexual women 47%Gender Expansive 39%Transgender identities 27%Non binary identities 32To what degree do you feel comfortable and belonging in a restaurant in a big cityGay men 84%Lesbian women 74%Bisexual men 77%Bisexual women 74%Gender Expansive 57%Transgender identities 52%Non binary identities 64%To what degree do you feel comfortable stopping at a restaurant or gas stop along the highwayFully comfortable was responded byGay men 36%Lesbian women 22%Bisexual men 52%Bisexual women 24%Gender Expansive 22%Transgender identities 21%Non binary identities 24%Over the past 12 months, which companies or brancs have you made a conscious decision to purchase from because of their pro LGBTQ policies and practices.Gay and Bisexual men responded:Target 29%Apple 23%Amazon 19%Starbucks 12%Macy’s 8%American Airlines 8%Absolut 8%Delta 7%Wells Fargo 6%Google 5%Marriott 4%Chase 4%Hilton 4%Corporations cannot assume that the LGTBQ community will notice their support. They need to actively let the community know through advertising, PR and social media.Have you learned about a company throughAdvertisement in the LGBTQ media 49%Article or news story in the media 47%Sponsorship of LGBTQ charity events or organizations 41%LGBTQ inclusive ads in the mainstream media  40%From an LGBTQ friend 36%From Facebook or other social media 35%HRC Corporate equality index score 32%From a blogger or influencer posting 16%From a straight friend 6%From family 5%When asked about their favorite social media interaction>Facebook 79%YouTube 70%Instagram 46%Tumblr 39%Twitter 36%Linkedin 30%Snapchat 20%Google+ 19%Yelp 16%Pinterest 12%Reddit 10%Trip Advisor 10%Meetup 4%The full 2017 report can be downloaded at www.communitymarketinginc.com Icons in LGBTI history and today share their pivotal stories in 29 portraitsLGBTQ – eTurboNews (eTN)UNWTO and LGBT Tourism: Second Global report released at IGLTA Summitlast_img read more

The Long Road to Saving for a Home

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first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News The Long Road to Saving for a Home According to a report by Private Mortgage Insurance, it takes an average of 20 years to save the necessary 20% to purchase a home, with California leading the nation at 40 years.Hawaii followed at 35 years, which is an increase of one year from last year, and it takes 33 years to save 20% in the District of Columbia. Iowa, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania all report that it takes 12 years to save 20%—the shortest wait time in the nation.Private Mortgage Insurance states these calculations are based on median sales price or median listing price for single-family homes in 2018, unless otherwise indicated.The report states that it would take a firefighter, making an average salary of $49,620, about 26 years to save 20%. Middle school teachers making $58,600 take roughly 22 years and nurses making $71,730 take 18 years. Veterinarians making $93,830 have to wait just 14 years to save 20%.African-American buyers have the longest wait time, averaging 32 years to save 20%. It takes Hispanic approximately 25 years to save 20% and 20 years for caucassians. Asians have the shortest wait time at 16 years.The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced last month that while 53% of buyers are actively seeking a home in Q1 2019, 46% of those searching state they are having issues finding an affordable home.The NAHB also reported that not being able to find a home in their desired neighborhood was a barrier for 40% of potential buyers, and 38% said they couldn’t find a home with features they want.According to the report, the share of buyers who consider high prices the biggest hurdle fell 5 points when compared to 2018. The amount of people who couldn’t find a home in the proper neighborhood fell 2 points and there was no change for people who couldn’t find home with features they want. June 10, 2019 488 Views center_img Down Payment home ownership 2019-06-10 Mike Albanese Sharelast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >A luxury service for bespoke Latin American travels is now available to the Australian market. Travel agents with discerning clients looking for new and authentic experiences can call upon DB Americas – an expert, on-the-ground destination management company which designs unique itineraries covering all areas of Central and South America – showcasing the region’s diverse historical, cultural and natural experiences.The Australian-run, South-American-based company sources, contracts and packages the best of Latin America’s luxury travel products and offers access to innovative experiences and products that have not traditionally been explored. It also offers truly flexible, complex itineraries and has the ability to adjust arrangements at any time, even as the clients are travelling.Director Seng Wing Chong commented: “With two Australians at its helm, DB Americas understands the ethos of the Australian market. In recent years we have seen significant interest in travel to Latin America from Australia and we see huge potential growth in Australian travellers seeking new and authentic luxury experiences in the region.”DB Americas is focused on providing access to exclusive and authentic experiences that go beyond standard itineraries of the region. Managing Director, Edward Fokin, and his team have personally experienced the majority of the destinations and providers that they work with.“As our team is on the ground, we are able to quickly identify the latest products and experiences and bring them to the Australian market more effectively and efficiently,” Mr Fokin added. “We’re able to offer bespoke, comprehensive itineraries specific to each client’s requirements; we see ourselves as a concierge service for Australian travel agents handling discerning clients travelling to our region.”DB Americas’ highly customised, experiential itineraries are often multi-destinational and feature iconic destinations and lesser-known luxe hideaways in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Cuba, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and Antarctica, as well as El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay and the parts of the Caribbean.The company offers competitive pricing for the region’s best products, on-the-ground service and 24-hour support for its clients.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more

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he commanded a bloodthirsty cartel that he called the Knights Templar dressed up in white robes (as did Kalimán) and faked his own death at the hands of federal police But the tale of Moreno alias "The Maddest One" reached the final chapter last weekend when Mexican soldiers really did appear to shoot him dead as he celebrated his 44th birthday The take-down of Moreno was another victory for President Enrique Pena Nieto whose government also oversaw the recent arrest of trafficker Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman “Today we are observing a Mexican state with better capabilities and strengths” Pena Nieto said Monday following Moreno’s death “Important criminals from different organizations have been arrested and been stopped” For thousands in Mexicos western Michoacán state the suffering under Morenos tyranny was no comic book adventure Knights Templar gunmen kidnapped extorted and raped dumping severed heads in village squares and on disco dance floors Confronted with this terror Michoacán residents rose up in vigilante militias and drove the gangsters out of towns pressuring the army to take action Vigilantes and soldiers finally closed in on Morenos mountain hideouts last week cornering him on a highland ranch His death confirmed with photos and fingerprints was an embarrassment for former President Felipe Calderon under whom federal police claimed to kill Moreno in 2010 On that occasion police said Morenos gunmen escaped with his body As the vigilantes further ground away at the Knights Templar bizarre details of Morenos cult-like leadership emerged Morenos followers venerated the drug lord as a saint and kept statues of him in medieval armor decorated in gold and diamonds Some had copies of his book of phrases entitled Mis Pensamientos (“My Thoughts”) or of a memoir entitled Me Dicen el Más Loco; El Diario de Un Idealista ("They Call Me the Maddest One; Diary of an Idealist") which TIME had access to In the autobiography which was self-published and distributed exclusively inside the cartel Moreno describes growing up so broke that refried beans were a luxury and he thought the rich drunk Coca-Cola instead of river water The comic Kalimán was an inspiration to escape from this he writes "My brother and I dreamed of being great characters helping the people and bringing justice to the poor" At the age of 16 Moreno describes leaving Michoacán to sneak into the United States which he refers to as "gringo-landia" He soon sold marijuana from San Jose to the Indian reservations of Humboldt County and guarded the safe-houses of more experienced traffickers When African American and Chicano dealers threatened Moreno he says he was quick to fight back with a knife or a gun earning his "maddest one" nickname This propensity to rumble eventually led him to being beaten repeatedly in the head giving him permanent brain injuries including hallucinations making him even more loco Moreno also confesses to suffering alcohol problems like his father He finally escaped his angry drunken ways he says when he discovered evangelical Christianity through Latino preachers in the United States and began to read and pray obsessively But rather than leaving crime he brought his religious beliefs into it Returning to Michoacan he built a meth-trafficking cartel that also claimed to espouse righteous Christian values and wrought Old Testament justice on rivals They identified with the Knights Templar a medieval crusader order of brave and holy warriors An agent for Mexicos federal anti-organized crime division says the memoir is authentic and largely corresponds to facts police had already established about Morenos life The agent speaking to TIME on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to give public statements says that Moreno probably believed his own propaganda but also saw the quasi-religious elements as a way to discipline his troops Quizzed about Morenos alleged death in 2010 the agent says that federal police really believed they had killed him in a firefight Moreno then took advantage of their claims pretending to be dead while encouraging his followers to venerate him As the vigilante militias have reclaimed towns from the Knights Templar they have recruited many of Morenos old henchmen over to their side These former templarios also offer insights into the drug lords rule In the town of Antunez a man named Hilario confessed that he was a gunman for three years for the Knights Templar before joining the vigilantes in January He describes going on a week-long course in which they studied Morenos writings At the end Moreno came to speak to them clad in white robes "He was dressed as God His balls went too far up into his head" scoffs Hilario who served time in a US prison for cooking meth Hilario also describes guarding a meeting with Moreno and one of his lieutenants: "He would suddenly flip One second he was talking about religion and the next he was ordering a hit on somebody" Other vigilantes suffered the brutality of Moreno firsthand A lime farmer in Antunez named Elias described how Knights Templar thugs kidnapped him for failing to pay extortion quotas and held him for three days in the mountains After he was beaten on the lower back with a wooden board he said that he saw Moreno coming into the room "Every time I remember his face I remember my pain and my anger" says Elias while carrying a Kalashnikov and scouring the hills for Templar gunmen Despite the cruelty of his cartel Moreno insisted in his writing he was a social fighter As well as claiming to be Christian he hails Latin American revolutionaries such as Emiliano Zapata and Che Guevara Moreno argues that drug trafficking is a result of Mexicos unequal system that gives the poor no opportunities "They say that each society has the government it deserves" Moreno writes "I would also say that each society and government have the criminals that they deserve" Contact us at editors@timecom“Ibadan was full of filths and heaps of refuse before Ajimobi became governor a study of over 350 employees in 60 business units at a financial services company found that the greatest predictor of a teams achievement was how the members felt about one another.

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