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  • Apples iCloud services suffer major outage

    first_imgSan Francisco: As part of what looks like an app-meltdown phase after Google and Facebook apps, Apple’s iCloud services suffered a major outage that troubled users, especially in the US, signing into their accounts. The outage on Thursday evening affected almost all of Apple’s iCloud and other services, but while other services were back up and running earlier, iCloud’s Calendars, Contacts and Reminders remained affected for a longer time, 9To5Mac website reported. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app As soon as Apple users began encountering issues signing into their accounts, they took to Twitter and collectively shared their own outage experiences. “@AppleSupport Is iCloud down or something? I am absolutely freaking out, changing my email passwords, trying to log in on every device. I see no sign of being compromised on my end,” a user wrote on Twitter. “iCloud is down in case you haven’t lost your mind trying to enter your password already,” another person tweeted. Also Read – New Instagram tool to help users spot phishing emails On its support page, the iPhone-maker has enlisted all of the services that suffered the melt-down and has mentioned “Resolved Issue” next to the services that have been restored that covers iCloud account sign-in, Calendar, Contacts, Mail and Backup. However, Apple Support did not address the issue on Twitter via its official handle, leaving the users confused. “@AppleSupport can you confirm if iCloud is down ? my phone will send emails but isn’t receiving and I get a can’t load mail message every time I try and log on through my PC,” a tweet read. According to the report, a user who was trying to get her iPhone fixed at an Apple Store was told that the outage had broken loose across the US, but details on how many regions were actually affected remain unknown as of now. Other Appler services like Apple Pay, Find My Friends and Find My Phone were also affected by the outage. Apple’s services suffered outage just one day after millions of users worldwide, including in India experienced issues with Facebook and its family of apps including WhatsApp and photo-sharing platform Instagram. Earlier last week, Google’s Calendar refused to work for over nearly three hours for users around the world.last_img read more

  • Canadian military aircraft have not flown in Syria for weeks commander

    first_imgOTTAWA – Canadian military aircraft involved in the fight against Islamic State militants have not flown over Syria for the past few weeks, though a senior officer denied any links Friday to Russian threats.Tensions erupted last month after Moscow warned that it would track allied aircraft operating west of the Euphrates river in Syria as potential targets in retaliation for the U.S. shooting down a Syrian government jet.National Defence refused at the time to say whether there was any concern for the Canadian military surveillance or refuelling planes flying over Syria and Iraq as part of the U.S.-led anti-ISIL coalition.In an interview with The Canadian Press on Friday, Brig.-Gen. Daniel MacIsaac said the planes have been operating exclusively in Iraq for several weeks — though he insisted it was not because of Russia.“We are busy and contributing very well in Iraq right now,” said MacIsaac, who took over as commander of Joint Task Force-Iraq in February. “Right now, our (aircraft) have ample work to do in Iraq.”Canadian aircraft have not been targeted by Russian or Syrian air defences, he added.Defence officials would not say when Canadian aircraft last flew over Syria, citing operational security. But they did reveal that earlier this year the planes flew dozens of missions over the war-ravaged country, where ISIL is under pressure from U.S. and local forces.The war against ISIL has entered a new phase since Iraqi officials announced earlier this month government forces had finally liberated the city of Mosul after nine bloody months of fighting.The victory has been bittersweet — it represented a major blow to the extremist group but tens of thousands of civilians are believed dead.While some might believe the worst is over, ISIL, or Daesh, continues to hold large swaths of territory, MacIsaac noted.“Let me say right off the bat: The job in Iraq is not done. The job in Iraq is not done,” he said.Canadian forces have been specifically focused on mapping one part of Iraq and identifying potential targets for coalition operations, MacIsaac said, though he declined to say where.“There are still large concentrations of Daesh forces,” he said, estimating the number of fighters in both Iraq and Syria at between 10,000 and 20,000. “We are very busy.”MacIsaac’s command includes surveillance and refuelling aircraft as well as a transport plane and an intelligence unit in Kuwait, plus a helicopter detachment and a military hospital in northern Iraq.Canada also has about 200 special forces troops in northern Iraq, some of whom have been operating inside Mosul and along the border with Syria, but they fall under a different commander.The Liberal government recently extended Canada’s mission against ISIL until March 2019, while giving the military more flexibility to decide on its own what it needs to accomplish its objectives.Exactly what form the mission will take over the next two years remains almost as uncertain as what will happen in Iraq in coming months.There are fears that ISIL is poised to go underground and resort to traditional terror tactics such as suicide bombings, which will require different training from what Canada and its allies have already provided.MacIsaac said he was unable to comment on reports that two Canadian women had been found in a tunnel under Mosul and detained by Iraqi forces for alleged links to ISIL.Canadian diplomats have been working to verify the report, though a senior government official cast doubt Thursday on whether it was true.— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

  • Olly Murs Named As Charity Ambassador For Rays Of Sunshine

    first_imgPop star and Xtra Factor presenter Olly Murs has become an ambassador for Rays of Sunshine.Olly is keeping his feet firmly on the ground by supporting Rays of Sunshine and meeting deserving wish children. Most recently Olly took time out of his busy schedule to meet Jack, Jordan and Kelsie, three very special children whose greatest wishes were to meet him. Cheeky Jack in particular got on well with Olly, both pulling funny faces to the camera and telling jokes!Rays of Sunshine was set up to make wishes come true for terminally and seriously ill children between the ages of 3-18 in the United Kingdom, as well as to buy vitally needed equipment for those children, and to support the hospitals, hospices and specialist schools that care for them, by purchasing equipment and funding capital projects.“I am very honoured to announce my involvement as Ambassador for Rays of Sunshine,” said Olly. “I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the amazing wish children they work with and am looking forward to meeting many more!”Olly will join the charities other ambassadors who include Simon Cowell, Leona Lewis, JLS, One Direction, Gordon Ramsay, Dynamo, Stooshe, Lorraine Pascale and Amanda read more

  • amfAR To Launch StarStudded Inaugural Event In Hong Kong

    first_imgamfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will hold its inaugural fundraising gala in Hong Kong on March 14, 2015 at Shaw Studios.Gwyneth Paltrow will serve as the evening’s Honorary Chair, and Michelle Yeoh will receive special recognition during the event for her exceptional contributions to the global struggle against HIV/AIDS. Robin Thicke will highlight the evening with a performance. Pansy Ho is graciously serving as the event’s Chair. Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell will attend and serve as Event Co-Chairs. Harry Winston, Marc Jacobs and MGM China Holdings will generously serve as the event’s presenting sponsors.Event Co-Chairs of the amfAR Hong Kong also include Veronica Chou, Kenneth Cole, Serge Dumont, Vinay Dube, Larry Gagosian, Milutin Gatsby, Nayla Hayek, Emily Lam Ho, Jean-Marc Lacave, Cathy Lee, Xin Li, Wendi Murdoch, Michelle Ong, Dee Poon, David Tang, Claudine Ying, Andrew Yuen and Yvette Yung. The event’s Signature Sponsors are Delta Air Lines, Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong, and Moët Hennessy. Microsoft is the Official Technology Partner.Since amfAR’s first international benefit, held in 1993 during the Cannes International Film Festival and hosted by amfAR Founding International Chairman Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the Foundation’s international galas in Milan, New York, Cannes, India, Venice, Rome and São Paulo and beyond have become some of the most high-profile and eagerly anticipated charity events in the world and have helped raised millions for critical AIDS research programs. The events are known for their unpredictable nature with many of the celebrities in attendance participating in the live auctions or jumping onstage with impromptu performances.amfAR Hong Kong will be a black-tie gala dinner featuring cocktails of MoëtHennessy champagnes and spirits, a live auction conducted by Simon de Pury, and special performances.amfAR’s annual events play a critically important role in raising funds for the Foundation’s research programs and provide an important platform for raising awareness of HIV/AIDS, a disease that affects more than 35 million people around the world today, and infects more than two million every year. Last year, amfAR launched the “Countdown to a Cure for AIDS,” a research initiative aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure for HIV by 2020. The bold initiative will intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program with plans to strategically invest $100 million in cure research over the next five years. Harry Winston is a proud supporter of the Countdown to a Cure campaign.amfAR has been very active in Asia for more than 20 years, and its TREAT Asia program has become a model of regional collaboration on HIV/AIDS since its founding 14 years ago. Since 1991, amfAR has awarded more than $17.2 million in research grants to 120 organizations in 14 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. While Hong Kong ranks as one of the world’s lowest in HIV prevalence, the number of new HIV infections has been increasing steadily every year among gay men, other men who have sex with men, and young people in Hong Kong. The alarming rise in HIV cases is worrying, and it shows that the HIV/AIDS epidemic is still a reality in Hong Kong, as it is in every other city around the world.last_img read more

  • Three Moroccans in Forbes Magazines List of Billionaires

    Rabat – Forbes Magazine has released its list of the world’s billionaires. The list included three Moroccan billionaires, and despite plummeting oil prices, weakened Euro, it was still a pretty good year for billionaires overall, said the magazine.In Morocco, the richest person is, once again, Othman Benjelloun. The CEO of BMCE Bank, one of Morocco’s largest banks, is ranked 810 globally with an estimated fortune of $2.3 Billion. The 82-year-old has additional interests in insurance and telecom through his holding company, FinanceCom.The second richest Moroccan is Aziz Akhnnouch. The current Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries is ranked 1118 in the global billionaires’ list with a net worth estimated at $1.7 Billion based on his ownership and control of Akwa group, a multi-billion dollar conglomerate with interests in petroleum and chemicals through its publicly-traded subsidiaries Afriquia Gas and Maghreb Oxygene. The conglomerate has also businesses operating in media, real estate development and hotels. Third in line is Miloud Chaabi, 86, who is ranked 1415 overall with a fortune estimated at $1.3 billion. Miloud Chaabi’s Ynna Holding develops real estate, operates hotels and supermarkets, and is the majority owner of SNEP, a chemical manufacturer in Morocco. The magazine says that Chaabi’s net worth is down due to lower multiples for comparable publicly-traded companies.According to FORBES’ latest ranking, this year’s world billionaires are worth $7.05 trillion, besting last year’s record breaking $6, 4 trillion.Globally, Bill Gates, the founder of tech giant Microsoft, is once again the richest person on the planet. He has held the title of the richest person in the world for 16 of the past 21 years. His fortune grew $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion.Mexico’s telecoms magnate Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico comes in second place, with  $77,1 billion, while American investor Warren Buffet took the third spot with an estimated fortune at $72,7 billion.Forbes said that this year’s biggest loser in dollar terms is Aliko Dangote of Nigeria. Currently Africa’s richest man, Dangote’s fortune dropped to $14.7 billion from $25 billion last year, mainly due to a weaker Nigerian currency and shrinking demand for cement, his largest asset.Prince Al Walled Bin Talal Alsaud is again the richest man in the Arab world with a net worth estimated at $22.6 billion. The Saudi prince owns stakes in private and public companies in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. read more

  • Belinda Stronach countersues father Frank as family legal feud continues

    TORONTO — Belinda Stronach has countersued her father for millions of dollars in a statement of defence that alleges he lost vast sums of money on pet projects.Frank Stronach, who founded Magna International Inc., sued his daughter and others last year for more than $500 million over alleged mismanaging of the family’s assets and trust funds.The elder Stronach had accused his daughter as well as former business partner Alon Ossip of appropriating family funds for their personal benefit.In a statement of defence filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Belinda says she had to intervene to stem losses from the hundreds of millions of dollars being spent on a cattle ranch, golf course, and other projects.Ossip says in his statement of defence that while Frank was, in his day, a giant of Canadian business, “his judgement is not at all what it once was.”He alleges that Frank’s spending and unsound business decisions have reduced the family net worth by some $800 million.The Canadian Press read more

  • Namal leaves FCID after being questioned over allegations

    However he said he will continue to raise his voice against the Government despite the pressure being exerted on him and his family. (Colombo Gazette) Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa left the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) office this afternoon after being questioned over fraud allegations.Rajapaksa told reporters outside the FCID office that he expects to be arrested at anytime over baseless allegations being raised against him.

  • Annan to attend African summit Group of Eight meeting

    Mr. Annan will begin his trip in Lusaka, Zambia, where he will address this year’s summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on Monday, 9 July, the spokesman said. From Zambia, the Secretary-General will head to Munich and Berlin for a two-day official visit, which will include an address at the Freie Universitat Berlin, where he will receive an honorary doctorate. While in Berlin, Mr. Annan will meet with a number of high-level officials, including Federal Chancellor Schröder and Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer. The Secretary-General will then travel to Geneva, where on Monday, 16 July, he will address the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council. This year’s high-level segment is devoted to the UN’s role in supporting the efforts of African countries to achieve sustainable development. That afternoon, Mr. Annan, along with the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia and the President of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn, will launch a youth employment initiative which comes in response to the Millennium Summit Declaration adopted last year by world leaders meeting at the UN.On 20 July, the Secretary-General is scheduled to attend the “Group of Eight” Summit in Genoa, Italy, which brings together the leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Russian Federation. While in Genoa, Mr. Annan plans to participate in a poverty outreach initiative that brings together the leaders of the G-8 and developing countries from Africa, Asia and Latin America, according to the spokesman.Prior to departing for Europe and Africa, the Secretary-General will visit Philadelphia on 4 July — United States Independence Day — to receive the city’s 2001 Liberty Medal, along with a $100,000 cash award that he has pledged to the Global AIDS and Health Fund. read more

  • UK weather Heavy rain and gales bring flooding to England and Wales

    Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said: “It’s going to be a breezy day for most places with showers around for the South and West.”We could get spells of more regular showers pushing westwards during the day, reaching central parts in the afternoon.”Those showers could be heavy with a bit of thunder mixed in and possibly some hail.”The north-east of England and Scotland could stay dry.”During the day, temperatures are expected to remain a few degrees above average for the time of year, although the wet and windy weather will likely make it feel cooler. Gale-force winds and heavy rain brought flooding to parts of England and Wales, closing a train line, submerging homes and cutting off power for thousands of properties.At Dawlish, Devon, a high tide and strong winds caused the sea to flood tracks, while Western Power Distribution said it had 2,500 customers “off supply” on Friday evening.In Pembrokeshire, some homes were reportedly under up to 10ft of water and properties were evacuated as more than an inch of rain fell during the day.More than 10 flood warnings and around 60 flood alerts have been issued across the south west of England and Wales.–– ADVERTISEMENT ––The inclement weather was expected to continue into the early hours of Saturday, which will be wet and windy across large parts of the country. Meanwhile lows of minus 1C (30F) or minus 2C (28F) could be seen in parts of Northern Ireland and sheltered glens in Scotland.Wind speeds hit 68mph at Culdrose in Cornwall on Friday afternoon, while they were still gusting at up to 66mph in the evening.Images from Dawlish station showed water pouring over the seaside platform and on to tracks ahead of high tide shortly before midnight.In Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, streets and homes were flooded as the region saw a second day of heavy rain.BBC Wales reported five properties had been left under 10ft of water after a lake overflowed.A localised yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for area for most of Saturday. Up early this #Saturdaymorning? Here is a look at the weather first thing— Met Office (@metoffice) November 9, 2018 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. #Friday got off to a bit of a slow start before very wet and windy weather pushed in from the west 🌧️🌬️— Met Office (@metoffice) November 9, 2018 read more

  • Handball Master event in Makarska in May 2013

    Makarska handballMaster Handball Beautiful summer resort on Adriatic coast, City of Makarska are becoming the place famous for handball events. After 15 years long tradition of International Youth Tournament and and world’s famous International Camp for Handball Goalkeepers, handball people there will organize the first Master Handball Tournament in May 2013.–  If we look in the past, we can’t say that former handball players had many possibilities to gather and play. That’s why we are ready to start with the project of serious tournament for older handball players, both male and female. We want to make strong event, internationaly recognized, where will play the best teams from Balkan area, but also from the other part of Europe. As destination, Makarska has perfect sports and other conditions to be a good host – says Dragan Vuković, co-organiser of International Camp for Handball Goalkeepers, who will be involved in this project.– There are a lot of older handball legends, who weren’t on the court since the end of proffesional careers. There are also a lot of teams, who even don’t have any kind of master sections. We will do everything to motivate all of them to join our tournament – concludes Vuković for details coming in the next few weeks…. ← Previous Story Muhamed Toromanović (Wisla Plock): “Kielce knows now that won’t be so easy” (VIDEO) Next Story → SG Flensburg sign Olafur Gustafsson! read more

  • Apple Offers Free Battery Replacement to Faulty MacBook Pros

    first_img Apple is providing free battery replacement for certain 13-inch MacBook Pro (non Touch Bar) laptops.In a limited number of units an unnamed component may fail, causing the built-in battery to expand, according to a company announcement.The affected machines were manufactured between October 2016 and October 2017; the program does not include 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar or older models. Eligibility is determined by product serial number.Concerned customers can easily check to see if their device qualifies: Simply choose “About This Mac” from the Apple menu in the upper left corner of the screen. There you’ll find an overview of the computer, including OS name and version, model name, and serial number.Enter that figure into the battery replacement program website to see if your laptop is in need of a fix.If so, find an Apple authorized service provider, make an appointment at an Apple retail store, or mail your MacBook to the Apple repair center (but remember to backup your data first).Service is expected to take three to five days.“This is not a safety issue,” Cupertino promised, without providing any further information about the matter. The tech titan did not respond to a request for comment.Apple last year landed in hot water when it confessed to deliberately slowing older iPhone models (6, 6s, 7, SE) to prevent battery damage. Folks were not impressed, and three separate class-action lawsuits were filed in December, claiming the firm did not obtain user consent before interfering.To “address customer concerns,” Apple reduced the price of out-of-warranty iPhone 6 and higher battery replacements by $50. It also pushed out an iOS software update early this year with new features “that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery.”For more, check out our roundup of useful features you didn’t know your iPhone even had. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on targetcenter_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

  • Boko Haram escapee shares experience mission at Adrienne Arsht Center

    first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Hundreds of school girls were kidnapped and tortured by terrorists in Nigeria and now one of them is in South Florida to talk about her daring escape.Sa’a who escaped from Boko Haram is a brave and strong young woman, and now that she’s free, she’s asking the world to help save those who are still missing.“They’re suffering. Some of them have died,” Sa’a said, “and these girls need to come back home now.”She took the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center Monday morning to share the harrowing moments that she and 275 other girls were taken from a government secondary school in Nigeria by members of the terrorist group Boko Haram. “I didn’t know what, where I’m going, and I didn’t know what they’re going to do with us,” she said.The fear is still written all over Sa’a’s face as she described the orders the girls were given after watching the abductors burn their belongings on that day, back in April of 2014. “They were yelling at us saying, ‘Enter the truck, and if you’re not going to enter, they’re going to shoot all of us, and we should say our last prayer, that they’re going to kill us,’” she said. “We were always scared, and we were crying. We didn’t know what to do.”Sa’a said she saw some girls jump out of the moving truck and said she thought she should do the same. “I would rather jump out and die and not be found,” she said.The kidnapping quickly became a global issue, which ignited a social media campaign called “Bring Back Our Girls.” The campaign was lead by First Lady Michelle Obama. Sa’a said she is one of the lucky ones who is now free. She’s made it her mission to share the truth about the horror these girls lived through and help rescue those who are still being held captive.“Those girls are human beings, and they’ve been in captivity for two years and four months now, and they’re suffering,” Sa’a said. “They’re not in a safe place.”Of the 276 girls kidnapped, 218 still remain in captivity.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

  • Car catches fire in NW MiamiDade no reported injuries

    first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Officials are investigating after a car went up in flames in Northwest Miami-Dade.The blaze sparked in the area of Northwest 19th Avenue and 45th Street, early Saturday morning.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units responded to the scene and put out the flames.No injuries were reported.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

  • Instagram says itll ban all graphic images of selfharm

    first_imgGetty Images Instagram won’t allow graphic images of self-harm, such as cutting, on its site, its leader wrote in a Thursday post. The social platform will also prevent nongraphic self-harm related content, such as images of healed scars, from showing up in search, hashtags and the explore tab. It also won’t recommend that content.”Up until now, we’ve focused most of our approach on trying to help the individual who is sharing their experiences around self-harm,” Instagram head Adam Mosseri wrote. “We have allowed content that shows contemplation or admission of self-harm, because experts have told us it can help people get the support they need. But we need to do more to consider the effect of these images on other people who might see them.”Instagram won’t remove nongraphic self-harm content entirely because “we don’t want to stigmatize or isolate people who may be in distress and posting self-harm related content as a cry for help,” Mosseri said. The platform will also work to provide more resources to people who post and search for self-harm related content and will direct them to organizations that can help, he added.Instagram will continue to consult with experts to learn how to best approach the issue, which might include blurring nongraphic self-harm content with a sensitivity screen, so users would be blocked from seeing content unless they actively choose to, Mosseri said. The new policy expands on measures Mosseri discussed in an op-ed in the Daily Telegraph on Monday, in which he said he’d do more to protect vulnerable users from seeing content promoting suicide and self-harm. This includes using sensitivity screens to obscure images depicting cutting, and being more supportive of people who post images indicating they might be struggling with these issues, he wrote. The piece touched on the death of British teenager Molly Russell, who took her life in 2017. Russell had used Instagram to engage with and post content about depression and suicide, leading her family to blame the social network for her death.Experts such as the Centre for Mental Health and advised Instagram that although safe spaces for people to discuss their experiences are essential, graphic images of self-harm could unintentionally promote more harm, Mosseri said.The goal of Instagram’s new policy is to eliminate graphic self-harm or graphic suicide-related content from the platform, Mosseri said, and to reduce and eventually eliminate all self-harm and suicide images from hashtags, search, the explore tab and recommended content.  “We will not be able to remove these images immediately and we must make sure that people posting self-harm related content do not lose their ability to express themselves and connect with help in their time of need,” Mosseri wrote.CNET en Español: Get all your tech news and reviews in Spanish.CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition. Tags Share your voice 0 Post a comment Mobile Internet Services Instagramlast_img read more

  • Move over mushers and planes drones to deliver emergency supplies

    first_imgA team of unmanned aerial vehicle experts led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks is working on delivering emergency medical supplies and, maybe later, cargo across Alaska with drones.UAF recently announced an upcoming test to fly a package across Turnagain Arm from Indian to Hope, and while that package —  a three-pound box of Q-tips, actually — is only one step toward those goals, it could eventually lead to major changes for Alaska communities off the road system.Cathy Cahill, director of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, spoke with Alaska Public Media’s Casey Grove about the test and the center’s work.Grove: Alaska has this kind of amazing history of delivering medical supplies in emergencies, you know, 1925, dog mushers running diphtheria serum to Nome, that kind of thing. So this idea seems kind of obvious, and not to be rude, but drones have been around for a while, why aren’t we already doing this?Cahill:  I think a lot of the reason we aren’t doing this has been the regulations. To do these missions we need to go with called “beyond visual line of sight.” So basically the aircraft is flying out of line of sight of the operator. The military does this all the time in, you know, overseas and in their restricted areas, but it’s not something the FAA has been allowing commercial entities to do. So we’re helping develop the technologies and the regulations to avoid all manned and unmanned aircraft and to make sure that these missions are done safely. So this is a test for the FAA of the first preliminary concept, you know, can we do a short distance medical supply delivery safely, and Turnagain Arm is a great place to do this, because you’re over an area where there are no people under you, we can see any aircraft in the airspace, and we can then fly our small unmanned aircraft very safely from one side to the other and back. So it would simulate taking those Q-tips or some other important medical supply across the arm, delivering it to help save a life and then coming back.Grove: I imagine part of this is just proving, like you said, that you can do this safely. But after this, where do we go from here?Cahill: We’re working on getting the air carrier certificate, and when we have their commercial permits to actually fly beyond visual line of sight, one of the first operations we’d like to do is to actually recreate the Serum Run and show the same thing that they did with dog sleds, we can actually do with unmanned aircraft. You know, it’s more of a PR stunt than anything else but it is a good example of what is the forefront of technology here, and how can we help people in the state of Alaska. If you have a community that’s fogged in, and you can’t bring in a large aircraft, you’re usually relying on Bush pilots, and they can’t fly under those conditions. We could still send an unmanned aircraft with supplies in under those conditions. If somebody is lost in the wilderness, we can, you know, find them, potentially drop an emergency response. We could, if somebody is in middle of nowhere and needs to have an EpiPen delivered, that we could use a small unmanned aircraft and get something in to that person in an area where you might not be able to land a large aircraft.Grove: There are regular planes flying around out there, and how do you sort of use both of those things and still find the amount of space to do what you need to do?Cahill: When cars first came onto the road, the roads existed. They were being used by horses and carriages. So the car coming in, they were coming into an area that already had activity. Taking unmanned aircraft into the national airspace with the manned aircraft is very, very similar. You have to obey a lot of the same rules. You need to make sure that whatever you do you’re doing safely and that, like you’re not using the cars to scare the horses, the unmanned aircraft are not scaring the manned aircraft and that the rules are set up so that everybody can coexist peacefully.Grove: Are we all going to be flying around with drones carrying us around and our cars are just going to go away?Cahill: I think eventually we might hit that point but I think that it is many, many years from now, and there are a lot of safety issues to be overcome and also privacy, airspace. There are a lot of challenges before we can ever hit that point.last_img read more

  • Meghan Markle suffocated by Royal Family warned to act right or face

    first_imgMeghan MarkleGetty ImagesMeghan Markle seems to be in the crosshairs of the Royal family. Apparently, the Duchess of Sussex has been warned to “recognise” being a Royal is not a “fairy tale” and to accept she cannot have the freedom to set her own agenda at the same time as she enjoys the privilege of being the Duchess of Sussex.Royal expert Anna Pasternak told The Royal Box she believed reports of the alleged row between Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, are “undoubtedly true.” Ms. Pasternak claimed the arrival of the Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Family has been “quite difficult” for Prince William and his wife Kate as the couple is very aware of the importance of their role.The Royal expert argued the American actress has failed to recognise she cannot have the freedoms she enjoyed as a Hollywood celebrity whilst having the privilege to be Prince Harry’s wife.Ms. Pasternak warned: “I think rumours of a rift are undoubtedly true because I think that William is very responsible and knows what his role is and Kate has come alongside that and executed that extremely well.”And I think it’s quite difficult to have had Meghan who seems to want to modernise and set her own agenda. Meghan MarkleGetty Images”And you can’t have it all. You cannot have your freedom and this privilege.”It is a Faustian pact, it’s not a fairy tale.”Recognise that and live with the consequences.”We have to say that Ms. Pasternack sounds like quite the alarmist as Meghan Markle seems to be doing nothing but accommodating the demands of her Royal duties, not even letting her pregnancy slow her down.last_img read more

  • Trade war shifting apparel focus to Bangladesh

    first_imgWorkers at a garment factory in Bac Giang province, near Hanoi. Vietnam’s apparel industry is benefiting from buyers looking increasingly beyond China.—Photo: ReutersThe trade spat between Washington and Beijing has been prompting more companies to move away from China to avoid US tariffs and sanctions, Nikkei Asian Review reports.Despite being the world’s largest garment exporter, China’s share in global apparent exports came down to 30 per cent or $158.4 billion, last year, from around 40 per cent at the beginning of the decade.This is, the report said, because apparel companies are gradually migrating to neighbouring countries with cheaper labour costs.With cheaper labour still, Bangladesh is one of the alternatives and the country is the world’s second-largest apparel exporter, with a 6.4 per cent share, according to the report titled ‘Trade war buoys apparel industry in Bangladesh and Vietnam’.American apparel companies are reportedly diversifying suppliers out of China.During a period between July and September, the US-bound apparel exports from Bangladesh grew 14 per cent. Vietnam’s apparel and textile exports are expected to climb 16 per cent to a record $36 billion in 2018, according to an industry association.The rising trend of production rise in apparent exports of Bangladesh and Vietnam is expected to accelerate further as, Nikkei pointed out, American companies continue to move production beyond China in light of the trade war.Apparel from China is currently not subject to extra US tariffs, but it soon could be, the report said referring signal from the Donald Trump administration.“Even the companies that were reluctant before are moving production out of China,” Nikkei quoted a source at a logistics company in Vietnam as saying.For a nation like Bangladesh, where apparel makes up roughly 80 per cent of exports, the economic benefits of this migration will be significant, the report said.The report added, Bangladesh is home to numerous contractors handling production for big apparel companies like Zara owner Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz and Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing.last_img read more

  • DC Reports 24 Homicides in First Two Months of 2014

    first_imgTwenty-four people were slain in the District in the first 60 days of the year, a dozen more than were killed during the same time in 2013.The first to die was Claudia Hall, 51, of Northeast Washington, who was found dead Jan. 3 about 2:20 p.m. inside her home in the 300 block of 18th Pl. NE. Officers who responded to a call for an unconscious person found her inside a building with obvious trauma to her body. She showed no signs of life, according to a police report. The next day, homicide detectives arrested her estranged husband, Alphonso Cleveland, 52, of Northeast, and charged him with second degree murder while armed in the case. The victims also included two brothers, Jason E. Bryant, 26, and Khalid J. Bryant, 34, who were fatally shot in a barrage of gunfire Feb. 28 in front of a Northeast Washington church. Both died at the scene, police said. They were among six people who died within 36 hours.The killings also included two double-homicides of a man and a woman: the Jan. 30 slaying of Ronnetta Hurley-Brown, 21, and Ervin P. Ingraham, 21, whose bodies were found inside a home in the 1600 block of 17th St. SE; and the Jan. 20 killings of Keyonna Proctor, 24, and Oluremi Thomas, 36, inside a row house on Girard St. NW, near Howard University.Two children found at the scene of the Hurley-Brown/Ingraham slaying were not injured, authorities said. The victims included five women and 18 men. Sixteen were listed as Black; seven were listed as race “unknown.” Eleven were under 25 and six were over 40. Arrests were made in seven of the cases.The youngest to die was Jonathon Malik Adams, 17, who was stabbed several times in the head, neck and back Feb. 27 in the hallway of an apartment building in the 4300 block of Halley Terrace SE, allegedly after he donned a mask and went to the apartment to tease a man who lived there. Abdul Muwwakil, 24, has been charged with second degree murder while armed in the slaying. Witnesses told authorities Muwwakil suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The oldest victim was 88, Leroi Elliott, who was killed about 6:30 a.m. Jan. 19—a Sunday—in his home in the 3300 block of Q Street NW in Georgetown. Elliott’s wife, who was also attacked, was hospitalized. The couple’s son, Bradford Nelson Elliott, 56, who was arrested on the scene after his mother called 911, suffered a heart attack later that day while at the hospital being treated for cuts. While still hospitalized on Jan. 20, he suffered a second heart attack and died.In an appearance before the D.C. Council’s Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Feb. 28, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier blamed the uptick in slayings on domestic violence. Though Lanier seemed to shrug off the increase, some police officials are concerned with the trend.“If we keep up at this pace, we’ll have more killings in 2014 than last year and 2013 had significantly more than 2012,” said one police official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “We need to get a handle on it so that we can try to turn this around, not dismiss it.”One-hundred four homicides were reported in the District last year, up from the 88 killings in 2013. The killings in January and February were as varied as the victims. Authorities believe Cleveland stabbed his wife to death after they argued over a cable bill. She had allegedly kicked him out a week before her death because he had not paid bills he had promised to pay, according to statements witnesses made to police.Cleveland was found face down at 21st and Virginia Ave. NW and taken to George Washington Hospital for treatment of hypothermia before authorities connected him with the slaying. According to court records, he told authorities he had visited his wife on New Year’s Eve and they had had a good time. They later got into an argument that led to a physical altercation and he stabbed her in the lower stomach, the records show. A witness told authorities that Adams donned a mask before he headed to Muwwakil’s apartment to “get him” despite the fact that he might have suffered from mental illness. A family member of Muwwakil’s said he answered a knock at the door of their apartment and walked out, only to return a few minutes later with bloody hands and a cell phone that the family member had not seen before.The last victim for the 60 days was Billy Harris, 51, was shot about 3 a.m. March 1 in the 4800 block of Ninth Street NW, authorities said.last_img read more

  • Microsoft investigates laptop battery drain with Windows 7

    first_img( — One of the Windows Vista problems that Windows 7 was supposed to solve was the drain on laptop battery life, but while Windows 7 has made a number of significant improvements, Microsoft is now investigating reports its new operating system reduces battery life even more dramatically when installed on some laptops. Explore further Users have reported on Microsoft’s TechNet forum reductions in battery life from two hours down to 30 minutes or less, with batteries failing to recharge fully. The battery life appears to decline over a short period, with another forum poster reporting the battery life dropped from 45 minutes to 15 or less over a couple of weeks.Some Windows 7 users claim their laptop batteries have been permanently damaged by drainage problems occurring after they installed the new operating system. Other users report the appearance of error messages suggesting they replace their laptop battery, even though it had been working well before the installation.Microsoft said it was investigating the issue in collaboration with their hardware partners. A spokesman said the problem of the error message appears to be related to the firmware (BIOS), since Windows 7 uses data derived from firmware to determine if the battery needs to be replaced. Battery problems were noted by some users during the Windows 7 beta testing period, especially by those using Netbooks, but the complaints began to pour in after the official release of Windows 7 for general consumers in October last year.Microsoft announced last Thursday it has so far sold about 60 million Windows 7 licenses, but it is unclear at present what proportion of users is affected by the battery drainage problems. Microsoft said it would update its TechNet forum as soon as the root cause has been identified, and will post information and guidance when it is available. The Microsoft TechNet forum and community is intended to support IT users of Microsoft products. Microsoft washes hands of Windows 98 More information: … ms/en-gb/categories/center_img © 2010 Citation: Microsoft investigates laptop battery drain with Windows 7 (2010, February 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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    first_img October 16, 14 — Quantum installed a Q-Rad digital system for Major League Baseball’s New York Mets at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. The installation and service was facilitated by New York Imaging Service a Quantum/Carestream “Gold Star” Dealer.Citi Field is the home baseball park of Major League Baseball’s New York Mets.  The ballclub will upgrade their existing imaging equipment to Quantum Medical Imaging’s industry leading X-ray Room, powered by Carestream’s Digital Imaging Solution. This advanced technology will provide faster imaging capabilities, enabling an accelerated workflow. New York Imaging Service also installed its cloud-based PMI Touch service program, allowing for 24/7 real-time remote support to keep the system up and running smoothly, especially during critical times.For more information:,  FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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