first_imgAPTN National NewsNunavut has Canada’s fastest growing and youngest population.Those youth will be taking the keys of power before too long.Some of them had the chance a little earlier.And in doing so had some tough questions for those currently in power.APTN’s Kent Driscoll has the story.last_img

first_imgSMITHS FALLS, Ont. – Canopy Growth Corp. says its shareholders have approved a $5-billion investment in the cannabis company by Constellation Brands Inc.The Smiths Falls, Ont.-based company says more than 95 per cent of the votes at its annual meeting supported the private placement of 104.5 million shares and 139.7 million warrants to Constellation subsidiary CBG Holdings LLC.The alcohol giant announced in August that it would invest in the marijuana producer, giving it a 38 per cent stake in the company.The transaction is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, after regulatory approval is received under the Investment Canada Act.Canopy chairman and co-CEO Bruce Linton thanked shareholders for approving what he called “a landmark investment in our business.”The Constellation deal comes as other alcohol companies have also started homing in on the cannabis industry.Companies in this story: (TSX:WEED)last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: In a bid to encourage the use of bicycles among the commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has introduced permanent parking spaces for bicycles at its metro stations. The parking charges will be around Rs 5 upto 12 hours, Rs 10 upto 24 hours, however, additional Rs 10 will be charged at night.Currently, the DMRC has a provision of allowing commuters to use bicycles for covering small distances at nominal charges at some of its metro stations. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”In a boost to last mile connectivity, DMRC is introducing permanent space for bicycle stands at its Metro stations which have dedicated parking lots to promote the use of bicycles as part of an eco-friendly measure. The extension of the existing stands will be carried out in more stations in a phased manner. The permanent bicycle stands have the parking capacity of multiple bicycles and will be provided with a locking mechanism for the safety of bicycles,” the DMRC said in a series of tweets. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”It’s an effort to tackle the problem of pollution, the organisation has been encouraging commuters to use bicycles as it is an eco-friendly mode of transport, said official. At present, this facility is available at 18 parking lots at different stations across Delhi Metro network. These stations are: Line-1: Seelampur, Shahdara, Welcome, Rithala; Line-2: Saket, Arjangarh, Chattarpur, Line-3/4(3): Dwarka Mor, Dwarka, Dwarka Sec21, Line-5 : Mundka, Nangloi, Peeragarhi, Line-6: Tughlakabad, Badarpur, Sarita Vihar, Line-8 : Okhla Bird Sanctuary. However, “the parking lots at Nawada, Uttam Nagar (E) and Vishwavidayala Metro stations have also been identified for permanent bicycle stands which will be installed within few days. This facility will be further extended to more stations in a phased manner,” DMRC said in a statement. “These permanent bicycle stands have the capacity for parking of multiple bicycles and will be provided with a locking mechanism for the safety of bicycles,” the DMRC statement added. “DMRC in association with some private operators is already operating 20 bicycle sharing service stands (through operators) covering 19 stations across its network. With the recent expansion of Metro network, 13 more stations have been identified for these bicycle sharing service which will be functional in few weeks,” official added. The Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 343 km with 250 metro stations, spread over eight colour-coded lines.last_img read more

13 June 2007The processes of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration are essential if countries emerging from conflict are going to make a successful and lasting transition to peace and stability, the senior United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told a conference today. William Lacy Swing, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the DRC and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission to the country (MONUC), told the conference – held in the Congolese capital, Kinshasa – that Sierra Leone and Mozambique offered useful examples of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programmes.African countries emerging from war would also benefit from sharing their experiences of DDR programmes with those countries that have already gone through those processes, he said.Mr. Swing added that “we must do all in our power to control conflicts that are tearing the continent apart and we must exploit all African mechanisms in the promotion of peace and security.”With the help of MONUC and others, the DRC is trying to rebuild its economic and social infrastructure after a six-year civil war ending in 2003 that cost 4 million lives due to fighting, hunger and disease. Landmark presidential and parliamentary elections were held last year, but the country continues to be plagued by violence and instability.The three-day DDR conference, which started yesterday, includes representatives from MONUC, UN agencies, 20 African nations and the international community. The meeting is expected to focus on several issues, including security sector reform, women and children associated with armed groups and traditional forms of justice. read more

Noting reports of the use of force and of arrests and beatings, Mr. Ban called again on authorities “to exercise utmost restraint toward the peaceful demonstrations taking place, as such action can only undermine the prospects for peace, prosperity and stability in Myanmar,” in a statement issued by his spokesperson. The Secretary-General – who held a tête-à-tête with Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Nyan Win later today – called on the country’s senior leadership to cooperate fully with the mission of his Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari “in order to take advantage of the willingness of the United Nations to assist in the process of national reconciliation through dialogue.” While Myanmar’s Government has not yet accepted Mr. Gambari’s mission, UN spokesperson Marie Okabe told reporters in New York that “he will stay in the region, and as soon as he gets the green light he will proceed.” After Mr. Gambari briefed the Security Council this afternoon on the latest developments, Ambassador Jean-Maurice Ripert of France – which holds the rotating Council presidency this month – issued a press statement voicing members’ strong support for Mr. Gambari’s visit and underlining the need for the envoy to be received by authorities as soon as possible.Mr. Ripert said Council members expressed concern at the situation and urged restraint, especially from the authorities.The demonstrations began last month to protest against a surge in fuel prices. More recently, the protests have swelled and included many of the country’s monks.Also expressing concern about the well-being of the demonstrators, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour today urged the authorities to allow the peaceful expression of dissent in the country and to abide by international human rights law in their response.“The use of excessive force and all forms of arbitrary detention of peaceful protesters are strictly prohibited under international law,” she said. Ms. Arbour also expressed her continuing concern for those who have been detained during recent weeks, and for the welfare of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. 26 September 2007Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today he is sending his Special Envoy dealing with Myanmar to the region in response to the deteriorating situation in the Asian nation, and once again urged authorities there to respond to the ongoing peaceful protests with the utmost restraint. read more

“We must take the conversation from talking to each other to talking to ‘the other,’” said the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, today, as he spearheaded an informal discussion on how to strengthen communication and collaboration. Because the issues and interests of today’s youth are so expansive, it will take engaging non-traditional actors to get support and real commitment. That includes getting Ministries of Labour, Finance, and Education involved in a dialogue with youth activists and experts, he added. The Global Forum on Youth Policies kicks off tomorrow in Azerbaijan’s coastal capital city Baku, where 700 youth experts from governments and parliaments, youth networks and movement, research and development communities will gather for three days to discuss an array of concerns concerning young people from employment and mental health to crime and security. The Forum runs through 30 October and is expected to produce at outcome document outlining on how to strengthen implementation of the World Programme of Action on Youth – adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1995.Spotlighting the connection between resources and countries’ ability to do something tangible, Mr. Alhendawi said that “youth policy without a budget is a mental exercise.” Several other participants pointed out that some countries simply do not have the capacity to address youth concerns. Developing countries in particular struggle to find the resources. The budget allocated to youth policy of one nation might 100 times larger than the budget of a poor country. One way of dealing with this is to hone the focus on several goals or areas of interest rather than just one, said University of South Wales Professor, Howard Williamson, who also spoke on behalf of the Council of Europe, a Forum co-convener. Youth policy, he added, does not need rewriting but refreshing. Most countries have similar youth policy, the main different is their economic resources. One youth delegate participating in today’s informal talks, said even more crucial is simplifying youth policy so that it is understood by the people it targets. “We cannot spend two hours reading something to understand what youth policy is all about,” said 27-year-old Vinicius Tsugue, President of the student-run International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences (AISEC). Travelling from Brazil, he said the Forum is “extremely” important for his organization, he described as “run by youth, for youth.” Present in over 113 countries, AIESEC’s work and direction for the next five years will be directly shaped by the outcome of this week’s forum. After all, to be effective youth organizations must align what is happening internally with what is happening to global youth policy. Hence, youth policy must be simple, practical, and understandable. “I hope policy becomes something that is implementable, something that I am doing by volunteering, having my own start-up and where I could see that these youth policies are supporting me because if the youth policy is too complicated, it’s something that we are not going to use so much.” Mr. Tsugue added. Already putting that philosophy into practice is local student, Gamar Alizade, 20, who in the midst of completing her law degree at Baku, University, has managed to volunteer at “seven or eight” international events held in Azerbaijan since freshman year.“Volunteering is a good way for young people to express themselves, to take part in new events, meet new people, discover new cultures, and in a way, even discover themselves,” Ms. Alizade said. Taking a front row seat next to experts from various UN agencies and international partners, Ms. Alizade assists in organizing participants and making sure the meeting runs smoothly. She said that while she is not paid, by volunteering she is gaining real world experience. “It’s a good way to develop skills and become a better professional in the future. We are getting the same experience as those who are employed. And also it’s a good policy of the State to get young people attracted in volunteering because it develops really good leaders in the future,” she added. read more

Brock University’s Health, Safety and Wellness office within Human Resources has added a training section to the existing workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) training module. This additional training is prompted by legislative changes to educate and train Employees with regard to both the existing WHMIS and the new elements found in the globally harmonized system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals.FAQSWho needs to be informed and instructed in WHMIS?Every employee who works with or in proximity to hazardous materials.What does “works in proximity” to hazardous materials mean?“Working in proximity to hazardous materials,” means the area in which the employee’s health and safety could be at risk during the storage, handling, use, or disposal of the material, or in emergencies such as accidental release or spill.What is a hazardous material?A hazardous material is any item or agent (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors.Where is this training offered?E-learning is available at all times for employees via the Sakai learning management system. Click here for the login page for the online learning management system.Supervisors’ who wish to arrange classroom type training for groups of employees, should contact the Health, Safety and Wellness department at besafe@brocku.caHow often should training take place?Employees who are exposed or likely to be exposed to hazardous materials in their work shall be adequately knowledgeable with the concepts of WHMIS. An Employee’s Supervisor determines how often training is required for their Employees. The determining factors for a Supervisor to consider are:With regards to hazardous materials, do affected Employees know:• where they can get hazard information on materials they work with?• what the hazards are of the materials they work with?• how to protect themselves from the hazards of the materials they work with?• what do I do in case of an emergency involving the materials they work with?If Supervisors find that their Employees are not sufficiently knowledgeable on the concepts above, they should be retrained.Typically, best practice demonstrates that training shall be done at least annually.How much time does it take to complete the training?Typically, the training takes 40-60 minutes to complete (that includes taking the quiz).Should I get my approval from my Supervisor before taking this training?Yes. Please consult your Supervisor before taking this training. read more

Brock University drew record numbers to its Open House and Scholars Reception March 2. The numbers are in and, despite another major snowfall the night before, Brock University drew record numbers for its Open House and Scholars Reception on March 2.More than 3,600 people attended the major recruitment event where prospective students and their families take campus tours, attend special presentations or converge on the Ian Beddis Gym to speak with faculty and staff from scores of programs and departments.The Scholars Reception, a key component of the Open House, also drew more than 300 guests, a significant increase over previous years.Besides the handouts and personal consultations on offer in Beddis Gym, other popular destinations included residence tours, dedicated program presentations held in lecture halls, and tours of the nursing lab and other sites.And throughout the afternoon, a steady stream of attendees took time to have their photo taken with Boomer the Badger.Beth Natale, director of recruitment and retention, said the turnout represents an 11-per cent jump from last year’s then record-setting numbers.She said the University expects another 1,000 guests to come on campus for tours during next week’s March break for Ontario high schools.Brock had applications from more than 16,000 Ontario high school students this year, and there was an increase in market share of students who made Brock their first choice. The University will have an intake of approximately 4,000 new students in September. read more

BM Atletico MadridEHF F4F.C Barcelona Intersport ← Previous Story Drama in Veszprem – “Zebras” go to Cologne! Next Story → Hungarians angry on referees, Nagy: “Scandal EHF” F.C Barcelona Intersport is the second team qualified for the VELUX EHF Champions League F4 in Cologne! Team of Xavi Pascual beat the biggest rival,BM Atletico Madrid 32:24, which was three goals higher from the first match defeat 20:25 in “Vistalegre”.Before Barca, THW Kiel secured place at “Lanxess Arena”. read more

← Previous Story BREAKING NEWS: Dujshebaev is new coach of Kielce – Wenta as a manager Next Story → “Green light” for Omeyer! Croatia stayed without one of the most important players just a few days before EHF EURO 2014 start! Blazenko Lackovic got injured during the first friendly match against Tunisia few days ago and has to miss the upcoming tournament in Denmark. HSV’s left back injured knee and Slavko Goluza has to count on Damir Bicanic and Stipe Mandalinic on that position…

first_imgWhat will will the weather throw at us this weekend? Find out with our local weather coverage.Here are some of the stories that grabbed readers’ attention this week.Tolling advisory group holds first meetingOregon’s plans to toll highways Clark County commuters rely on to get to work took another a step forward on Monday. But this step included officials representing Southwest Washington who used the inaugural meeting of a new regional advisory committee to make appeals on behalf of their constituents who may face more expensive commutes.The Portland Region Value Pricing Advisory Committee held its initial meeting at Oregon Department of Transportation’s Portland regional offices on Monday. The committee is tasked with evaluating and making recommendations on a contentious part of Oregon’s $5.3 billion transportation plan that directs the department to develop a proposal for tolling or “value pricing” on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 between the state line and where the two freeways meet south of Tualatin.Washington leaders voice Clark County commuters’ concerns18-year-old dies after early Saturday crashA Vancouver woman who was injured in an early Saturday morning crash at the intersection of Mill Plain and Fourth Plain boulevards, in west Vancouver, has died.Erin Zhironkina, 18, died of her injuries following the crash, Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.Speed may have been a factorQuinn files gender discrimination lawsuit against city of VancouverAssistant City Attorney Debra Quinn has filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court against the city of Vancouver alleging gender discrimination, retaliation, First Amendment violations, negligent supervision, equal protection violations, breach of implied contract and outrageous acts.last_img read more

first_imgGrowing up is hard.There’s questions of identity, struggles with self-esteem and the ever-winding maze finding out how you fit in. Those searches of adolescence are amplified if you’re an LGBTQ teen.That’s why Community Health Plan of Washington, a nonprofit managed health care plan, has created an online resource to help LGBTQ youth navigate health issues they may encounter.The resource center is free and open to everyone, not just Community Health customers. It features coming out stories, a nurse advice line (1-866-418-2920) that’s available 24/7, a search tool to help people locate a doctor or clinic near them, legal resources and other resources aimed at building self-esteem and explaining gender and sexuality.“Many individuals in the LGBTQ community experience challenges to accessing health care and navigating the system and they are dealing with some challenges sometimes that many of us aren’t dealing with,” said Julie Keeffe, a registered nurse with CHPW. “Folks in that community can face hostility or ignorance from people they’re encountering to get those resources, which is unfortunate and lots of times they have a fear of discrimination, which prevents them from being open to their doctors when they do access care if they can even get to care.”The resource center is intended to make searching for health care easier and more welcoming, but it also provides information that answers common questions and helps youth with identity struggles. She explained that LGBTQ youths experience stress, anxiety and depression at higher rates than their heterosexual peers.last_img read more

first_imgThe footballer signed for Manchester City in 2017, but is until now when he feels he’s playing his best football for the Citizens.In 2017, footballer Bernardo Silva decided to leave French Ligue 1 club Monaco and go to English Premier League side Manchester City.But is until now when he feels he’s playing his best.“When you change you need to adapt to the club, your new team-mates, the way the manager wants you to play,” he told Sky Sports.“It’s one more season so I am used to playing here, I am confident, I feel a better player because I have learned so much over the last year-and-a-half with my team-mates, the staff, and the manager.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think I am a better player than when I first arrived at Manchester City,” he explained.“You know when you arrive at one of the best clubs in the world it won’t be easy to play. The amazing players that we have in our squad, you cannot play all the games, it’s impossible.”“I wanted to come here but I knew it wouldn’t be easy to start straight away in the team and play all the games,” he added.“Now I am feeling good and helping the team and doing better than last season and I am happy with it. I want to keep going in the same way.”last_img read more

first_imgIndia’s second spacecraft to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, will be inserted into the lunar orbit on Tuesday morning, the Indian space agency said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), by firing Chandrayaan-2 on-board motors, the space craft will be moved into the lunar orbit. After Chandrayaan-2’s insertion into the lunar orbit, ISRO will carry out four more orbit maneuvers (August 21, 28, 30 and September 1) to enter it into its final orbit passing over lunar poles at a distance of about 100 km from the Moon’s surface. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us Subsequently, the Vikram lander will separate from the orbiter on September 2, 2019.Two orbit maneuvers will be performed on the lander before the initiation of powered descent to make a soft landing on the lunar surface on September 7, 2019, ISRO said. On July 22, the Chandrayaan-2 was injected into an elliptical orbit of 170×45,475 km by India’s heavy lift rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV Mk III) in a text book style. The spacecraft comprises three segments — the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg, eight payloads), the lander ‘Vikram’ (1,471 kg, four payloads) and rover ‘Pragyan’ (27 kg, two payloads).last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 73.96 points up to stand at 20437.33. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 17.10 points up to stand at 6079.80. Muthoot Finance and Crompton Greav were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.78% and 5.29% along with Motherson Sumi and Financial Technology with an increase of 4.91% and 4.61% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Tata Steel and India bulls Real Estate with a decrease of 4.19% and 3.48% along with United Brew-$ and Cairn India with a decrease of 3.29% and 3.00% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 13.41 points at 11,804.69 while the banking sector is down 59.61 points at 11,683.77 and the realty sector is up 26.85 points at 1,232.20. The Indian currency is down 0.19% at Rs 62.10 per dollar.last_img read more

first_imgStudents of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University continue demonstration for the second consecutive day on Wednesday blocking roads in Nilkhet area, Dhaka. Photo: Nazmus ShakibStudents of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University demonstrated for the second consecutive day on Wednesday blocking roads in the capital’s Nilkhet area, reports UNB.They blocked the Nilkhet intersection and New Market roads to force the university authorities accept their demands that include publication of exam results within 90 days.About 400 students took to the streets around 11:30am, halting vehicular movement on the busy road, leading to huge gridlocks and public suffering.The protesters say they want the university to explain mass failures of students and review exam papers.They also demand separate administrative building for the seven colleges, at least 14 monthly classes by Dhaka University teachers, launching of separate academic calendar and crash programmes to cut session jam.The students also protested on Tuesday to press home their demands.last_img read more

first_imgNovember 19, 2010 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Brought to you by PCWorld 10 min read Good citizens of technological America, this story is not for you. Today we honor the louts, the Luddites, and the lazy. Everyone has a little techie vice — raise your hand if you have ever used “password” as a password — but with this outing we’re digging a little deeper, calling out the really bad habits that can cause permanent damage to your high-tech psyche.Without further ado, it’s time to get our hands dirty. We present to you our 25 worst high-tech habits.1. Avoiding Security SoftwareSo you thought you could get by without antimalware utilities, just by being mindful of what Web links you click and what e-mail you open. How’s that working out for ya? Use something — anything — to protect your PC from the bad guys, who are happy to have you as a target. You can even start with free antivirus software.2. Failing to Back Up Your ComputerThe funny thing about people who admit that they don’t back up is that they always preface it by saying, “I know it’s bad, but…” Listen: All hard drives crash eventually. All of them. Yours will, too. For help, see our simple guide to getting started with backup.3. Neglecting Offsite BackupA thief breaks into your apartment and steals your laptop. No problem: You just backed it up last night. Oh, wait, he stole your backup drive too, because it was sitting right next to the laptop. Store your data in multiple locations, with automatic backups scheduled for hard drives kept away from your PC — and make a backup plan to prepare for worst-case scenarios.4. Replying to SpamWhy do spammers do their dirty work? Because enough people respond to it to make sending junk worth their while. Yes, clicking the “remove me” link counts as a response — though on rare occasions, if a message is clearly from a legitimate brand-name company, using that link is worth a try. If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. In addition to following this commonsense advice, you can take an extra step to harness the spam-fighting powers of your e-mail service.Tempting as the offer may be, put spammers out of business by ignoring their e-mail.5. Traveling With an Operating ComputerTaking your computer from the kitchen to the living room while it’s running? No problem. Taking your running PC from the office, on the subway, for a mile-long walk, and up the stairs to your house? Terrible idea. Spinning hard drives can crash, and computers can easily overheat in cramped quarters. Shut the PC down. (Extra demerits if your hot, whirring laptop is sweating it out in a closed briefcase for the entire ride.) Windows offers custom settings for the power button and lets you tell a laptop to power off when you shut the lid.6. Using a Laptop on a BedUse your laptop in bed all you want — it’s when you leave the machine running on your goose-down comforter that the problems begin. Fluffy cushions and the like can block ventilation ports, overheating (and ruining) your PC. Use a lap desk or a coffee-table book to keep some airflow between the two. Plus, you can hurt your body if you’re typing in an unnatural position, so pay attention to ergonomics.7. Printing EverythingYou already have a digital record — why do you need to print it out? Even forms that require signatures often can accept a “digital” signature that you create in Microsoft Paint. Save completed files as PDFs for even easier transportation and archiving.8. Taking a Camera to the BeachOne grain of sand in the shutter or zoom mechanism, and it’s toast. If you must shoot beachside, put the camera in a waterproof case or a plastic bag. Better yet, get a waterproof camera.9. Leaving a Laptop in the CarThieves stake out hot parking spots and wait for fancy-pants business types to leave their laptop bags in the car, even just for a few minutes. All they have to is smash a window and grab it, and they’re gone in 10 seconds flat. Or, maybe you thought you got smart, and you put your laptop in the trunk, out of sight — too bad you waited until you got to Sketchy Street to do it, where the bad guys watched you every step of the way. Trunks are even easier to pop open than windows. Stow your rig in the trunk before you embark on your trip. Better yet, take the laptop with you, or try a travel lock.10. Keeping All of Your E-MailEvery e-mail message you’ve ever received is sitting in your inbox in chronological order. Congratulations! You now have an unassailable historical record of your communications…and a guarantee that you will never find anything of any importance whatsoever. Use folders or tags to organize your inbox, and be liberal with the Delete key.11. Failing to Learn Keyboard ShortcutsDid you know that some people out there still aren’t aware that Ctrl-C is copy and Ctrl-V is paste? I’m not saying you need to learn every Alt-Ctrl-Shift combo, but the more Alt-F4s you pick up, the sooner you can go home. Drop the mouse and try a few essential shortcuts for shutting down a PC and more, and several specific shortcuts for Windows 7.12. Installing Too Much JunkWhy is Windows so slow? You installed three instant messaging clients and seven browser toolbars on your machine. Once some of this stuff is installed, the damage is already done, as many of these apps leave behind traces that are impossible to eliminate. You can try uninstalling as much as possible, but a clean Windows setup is often your best bet.13. Discarding ReceiptsNull’s Law dictates that consumer products will always break immediately after the expiration of their warranty — but once in a while they break sooner. You might be able to get the thing fixed … if you saved your receipt. Keep a folder next to your medical records. Once you collect some receipts, you can scan and organize them with the Neat Receipts system.14. Waiting in Line for Tech StuffRemember when you slept in a tent so that you could be the first guy in your ‘hood to own a PlayStation 3? Your parents are probably just as proud of that achievement as when you finally leveled your Druid up to 80. Trust us: The gadget works the same 24 hours later. You can probably even preorder it online and let it come to your door.15. Hitting Your ComputerBe mad. Seriously, Windows aggravates everyone — get angry! Remember, though: We can offer a lot of aid, but throwing, kicking or otherwise abusing a PC physically will not help. And shelling out a few hundred bucks for a new computer will actually make you feel even worse in the end. Meditate, and restrain yourself. If your laptop is sick from a latte that you tossed on it in a fit of rage, clean it carefully. Luckily, you can try a few emergency tech fixes that can restore hardware to health if your tantrum goes too far.16. Saving Files Anywhere and EverywhereWhen you get your electric bill, do you just throw it on the table, mixing it in with family photos, flyers, the Sunday paper and your discs from Netflix, or do you take 20 seconds to file it away where it really ought to go? Wait, don’t answer that. As with your inbox, folders are your friend.17. Checking in With Location-Based ServicesThe only people who care that you’re at Sizzler or TJ Maxx are people you really don’t want to know. Exceptions: If you’re someplace really cool — like Mt. Fuji, Versailles or Chernobyl — check in all you want. We’ve looked at some practical uses for services like Foursquare; stick to those.18. Citing WikipediaWhen you need a fact to make a point, the perfect place to go is a gargantuan website that anyone can edit anonymously, and where hoaxes and gag entries can have a life span of years. If you must use Wikipedia, click the links in the footnotes on the page to get the real story, and to see how credible the information digested there really is.19. Posting Hilarious Pictures Online”Hey, coworker! Looks like you had a great time at your pal’s bachelor party. Oh, is that you posing with a Heineken in your hand? How original! Yeah, you and that girl look pretty wasted in that one. At least, that’s what our boss said when he e-mailed it to me. Good luck with that evaluation!” Save such moments for posterity in private — or else. Pay close attention to the privacy settings on Facebook (and untag yourself in those compromising pictures) and on photo-sharing sites. On Flickr, for example, click Edit your profile privacy from the ‘Manage your profile’ page to control who can see what.20. Believing the SalespersonLet’s put it this way: If that guy really knew a lot about computers, would he be wandering the aisles in a blue shirt and slacks asking if you need help? No. No, he would not. Do your research by googling for consumer reviews and comments before you get to the store, and learn which stores offer the best services and deals.21. Ignoring the SpecsThe big idea in tech today is to offer three classes of product: A bare-bones version, a power-user version and an “extreme” version, each with an escalating price tag. The problem is, the extreme edition may not really do anything that the bare-bones version can’t do — or it has features you don’t actually need — but you buy the expensive one anyway, because you didn’t really read the specs. It can take a lot of Web research time to figure out the meaning of some of the arcana — and what’s really important — but this is time well invested.22. Using One Password for EverythingAll it takes is a single data leak at your cell phone company for a crook to get into your e-mail, bank, investing, online shopping and Match.com accounts. It’s one-stop shopping for identity thieves! Having a unique password for every site is unrealistic, but use a series of several passwords and save your best for the most critical sites. Password managers can help.23. Not Having a Disposable E-Mail AddressDon’t give out your regular e-mail address to newsletters, iffy Web services and girls or boys you meet after midnight. A disposable e-mail address that you check once a fortnight is a better solution. This is why Gmail was invented.24. Failing to Lock Your SmartphoneWhen an unsavory type finds a lost phone, his first order of business is to call as many international and 900-type numbers that he humanly can. Then he harvests all the data on it for identity theft and spam purposes. Or you could, you know, prevent all of that by putting a simple PIN on the thing. You can find tools built to manage security for Android and other mobile operating systems.25. Commenting OnlineI know: You have the perfect bon mot to counter one of the points on this list, and you’re going to enter it painstakingly into a Web form at the bottom of this article so you can be clever comment #86 on page four. Congratulations, sir or ma’am. Touché. Seriously, people, this is 2010. If you have something snarky or inflammatory to say, at least have the common courtesy to tweet it (politely). 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first_img This story originally appeared on Engadget December 28, 2017 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals The iPhone X’s Face ID sensors have shown great potential for art, gaming and just weird apps, but a Japanese developer has taken another tack with the device. Using Unity, ViRD game developer @noshipu, aka Kazuya Noshiro, completely erased his face, except for his mouth and eyes, as shown in the 10-second clip below. Calling the trick “optical camouflage,” Noshiro admitted that he has no clue what it can be used for. “If you want to make your face transparent, we’re recruiting,” he joked.iPhoneX?????????????????? pic.twitter.com/aPXJcHi8Y4— ??? (@noshipu) December 27, 2017Noshiro didn’t say exactly how the trick worked, despite curiosity from his followers. However, one person asked him if he fixed the camera to pre-record the background, and he admitted “that’s correct.” So in other words, he likely first recorded what was behind him, then masked out his face — bar his eyes and mouth — and inserted the background. The iPhone X’s motion sensors could synchronize everything with the camera movement.The effect shows the potential of sensor-laden phones like the iPhone X — which are bound to become more common with Face ID-like security — and how ARkit can work with other developer platforms like Unity. Sure, it seems perfectly useless, which is why it might also make a pretty sweet Snapchat filter. Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgPARIS (AP) — France has joined a chorus of voices opposing a European Union plan to ease pressure on nations dealing with an influx of Mediterranean migrants by establishing a quota system to share the burden.Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he opposes the proposed plan to set maximum refugee limits for each country in the EU based on population, employment levels and other factors. In comments made Saturday on French TV, Valls said a quota system “was never part of the French propositions.” Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories Comments   Share   center_img Last week Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve told RTL radio that France supported the plan, which was already unraveling in the face of opposition among other EU countries.Exact details of the plan haven’t been hashed out, but countries including Hungary, Slovakia and Estonia have already rejected it.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img read more

first_imgVirgin Australia’s ownership travelling further offshore. Singapore Airlines has announced it will acquire a further 9.9 percent in Virgin Australia, increasing its stake in the carrier to 19.9 percent.Subject to regulatory approval, the purchase will include 255.5 million shares at 48 Australian cents per share for a total consideration of AU$122.6 million.In November last year, Singapore Airlines completed its ten percent investment in the airline, purchasing 245,577,511 shares for AU$105 million.Singapore Airlines chief executive Goh Choon Phong said the purchase is an example of the carrier’s commitment to the Australian market and support for the ongoing transformation of Virgin Australia.Currently, Air New Zealand holds 19 percent stake in Virgin Australia and Etihad holds eight percent.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: NJlast_img read more