US calls Chinas tariffs on American autos egregious

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first_imgWASHINGTON — Three days before a U.S.-China summit, the top U.S. trade official is blasting Beijing for imposing “egregious” taxes on American-made cars.In a statement Wednesday, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer complained that China slaps 40 per cent tariffs on U.S. auto imports — more than the 15 per cent tariffs it imposes on other countries and the 27.5 per cent U.S. tax on Chinese auto imports.Lighthizer said the president had directed him to “examine all available tools to equalize the tariffs applied to automobiles.”The statement comes before a dinner meeting Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. The two leaders are expected to seek a resolution to a trade dispute between their countries that has shaken financial markets and threatened the global economy.Paul Wiseman, The Associated Presslast_img read more

COP22 16YearOld Moroccan Girl Delivers Speech in Front of World Leaders

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Casablanca — 16-year-old Meryem Mawhoub may be young, but she is certainly accomplished. As a “Representative of the Moroccan Youth,” Meryem Mawhoub was invited to deliver a speech at a COP22 event in Marrakech, which has been taking place from November 7 and set to end on Saturday, November 18.After a short introduction by COP22 President and Foreign Affairs Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, Meryem delivered the speech in flawless English in front of hundreds of COP22 attendees, including many heads of state as well as his majesty King Mohamed VI. In her speech, Meryem said the following: “Like two billion young people my age, I aspire, after finishing my studies, to work in service of my country and of my fellow human beings […] For me, my generation, and future generations. A number amongst the multitude of available data outlines a huge challenge.”“According to the Human Rights Committee on the Rights of the Child, composed by international and independent experts, air pollution has killed 600,000 children under the age of 5 since 2013. It’s up to you and to us to put a decisive end to such situations, and it is within our reach if the great wisdom which we showed last year in Paris is staying alive and if the watchfulness of the citizens of the world does not falter,” she continued.See a full clip of Meryem’s inspirational speech below: read more

Gap in softwood lumber dispute appears to be narrowing says Tembec CEO

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MONTREAL — Concluding a Canada-U.S. softwood lumber agreement in the coming weeks remains uncertain but there is headway on the thorny trade dispute, the head of lumber producer Tembec suggested Wednesday.“We understand that some progress is being made and that the differences of the gap between the two countries has narrowed,” CEO James Lopez said during a conference call to discuss its third-quarter results.The Montreal-based company (TSX:TMB) said its net income nearly doubled to $17 million in the period ended June 24.Lopez didn’t explain what his outlook is based on but said it’s difficult to predict the timing and structure of a new agreement.“Hopefully we can get that outcome in short order but we all know, those of us have been around this for a long time, it’s very unpredictable.”Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland remains in close contact with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, but a spokesman downplayed that a deal is in the offing.“I don’t have any real indication that there has been any meaningful narrowing, if you will,” Adam Austen said from Ottawa.The two sides are under pressure to strike an agreement before NAFTA negotiations begin Aug. 16.“We are obviously running up against quite a tight timeline with respect to NAFTA but we are still hopeful,” Austen said.Tembec paid $4 million in duties in the quarter and expects to incur about $10 million every three months based on preliminary countervailing and anti-dumping duties it faces of around 27 per cent.The company expects to remit up to $14 million next quarter for retroactive tariffs which it anticipates will be returned early next year once the final determination is made.It said it earned 17 cents per share in the quarter compared with a profit of nine cents per share in the same period last year.Consolidated sales for the three-month period totalled $419 million, up from $376 million.Shareholders are expected to vote Thursday on a friendly takeover offer for Tembec by Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc., which could close by year-end.The U.S. chemical company raised its offer on Sunday in order to win support of two of Tembec’s largest shareholders who threatened to vote against the agreement.Oaktree Capital Management LP and Restructuring Capital Associates LP had raised concerns the offer was too low but agreed to support the deal after the offer was raised. read more

UK weather Strong winds and flood warnings as temperatures plummet after heatwave

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Lightning flashes over Humber estuary A number of flights were affected, and travellers suffered long delays waiting for ferries and cross-Channel trains.But is heatwave set to return by the weekend?The heatwave, which last week contributed to a “high” air pollution alert being issued for London, is set to return towards the end of next week.”We will see more settled conditions across southern areas by the weekend, with temperatures creeping back towards 30C in places,” said Ms Kent.Weather map for Sunday and week ahead Flooding is possible and large waves are likely in coastal areas, the forecaster added, warning of potential damage to tents and other temporary structures.Saturday was the first day this month that nowhere in the UK reached at least 25C, the forecaster added, marking a 10-degree drop from Thursday which saw the hottest day of the year so far. Cavendish in Suffolk and Weybourne in Norfolk enjoyed Saturday’s UK high of 24C. Heavy, thundery showers will continue as changeable weather replaces the hot spell much of the UK has endured for weeks.”It’s a very unsettled weather picture across the whole of the UK,” said meteorologist Sarah Kent.She said campers especially should take heed of the windy weather, adding: “The warning is in place particularly for holidaymakers who are out camping or towing their caravans, they are going to see some very strong gusts.”Sunday’s highs are expected to remain much nearer normal for the time of year, with the south of England likely to see the mercury struggle to climb higher than the low 20s in southern England.While some will have welcomed the rain and the cooler temperatures, those keen to catch a glimpse of the blood moon, the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, on Friday were disappointed by cloud cover. More heavy rain and gusts of up to 50mph will see the weekend washout continue following weeks of hot, dry weather.A deluge of rainfall and a dramatic drop in temperatures brought an end to the summer heatwave for many on Saturday.More than a month’s worth of rain fell at Belfast International Airport, with the torrential downpours causing flooding and traffic disruption across the region.A yellow weather warning for rain was in place for western parts of Scotland on Saturday, while a warning for wind and rain covers Wales and the south of England on Sunday.Winds of up to 50mph are forecast for exposed coasts and hills with as much as 80mm of rain possible in the Brecon Beacons and Dartmoor, the Met Office said. Lightning flashes over the Humber Estuary on Friday night as the heatwave gave way to rainCredit:Danny Lawson /PA As thunderstorms brought the first significant rainfall for weeks to the UK, Belfast International Airport saw 88.2mm in just a few hours – above the July average for the entire region, which sits at 81.2mm.Meteorologist Sarah Kent said that, unlike thunderstorms in many other parts of the UK, those in Northern Ireland came as a result of low pressure, rather than directly relating to the recent heatwave.Short Ferry in Lincolnshire had 41.8mm of rainfall in one hour on Friday, nearing the county’s monthly July average of 55.8mm. Holidaymakers were beset by delays and cancellations due to the extreme weather on Saturday. Perhaps not the radar image 🌧️ you want to see if you’re on holiday or have outdoor plans, but at least the water butt will get topped up… pic.twitter.com/NOg0FZ4RfO— Met Office (@metoffice) July 29, 2018 Bodies found after people get into trouble in waterTwo bodies were recovered on Saturday in separate incidents following concerns people had got into difficulties in water.The body of a 15-year-old was recovered in Essex.Police said the teenager, provisionally named as Ben Quartermaine, was found near Clacton Pier after a search which began on Thursday.In Bedfordshire, the body of a man aged in his late 20s was recovered from the Great Ouse river after reports someone had got into difficulty there on Friday afternoon.A man’s body was recovered from the Jubilee River in Slough on Thursday, Thames Valley Police said, and on Friday a body was found by police in Warwickshire searching for a 17-year-old boy who disappeared after getting into difficulty in a quarry lake. 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. read more

Work on Hay Point Master Plan – expansion to ship more coal

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first_imgHay Point in Australia is to be expanded and preparation to begin on a Port Development Master Plan. Peter McIntyre, Aurecon’s Regional Leader, North Queensland and Project Leader today said: “Our joint venture with Hatch works on a range of specific coal based projects and has just been engaged to develop a Master Plan for the Port of Hay Point. North Queensland Bulk Ports commissioned the JV to prepare the master plan.”This plan is being developed in response to pressure from industry to at least double the export capacity of the coal terminal over the next five to ten years.McIntyre continued and said: “This plan also must take into account sustainability issues even though the port of Hay Point is already one of the largest coal export ports in the world,” he said.“Demand is significant for coal and we fully expect this to increase so ensuring that our infrastructure needs are met is the logical first step,” he said.Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and the Hay Point Services Coal Terminal currently have a combined design capacity of around 130 Mt/y and it is expected that future requirements will be approximately 250 to 300 Mt/y. The master plan is to consider integrating the Dudgeon Point site into the Port to provide additional coal terminals to meet this expansion.“Our JV expects to release this plan during the latter half of 2011 and this plan will detail the proposed location and size of coal stockpiles, wharves, roads, rail and other site infrastructure. The plan will also include buffer zones – areas to be allocated for conservation and to help buffer the nearby communities from port activities.“The government also expects this work to create many flow on jobs for the area and, at a time when many communities are still feeling the impact of the recent Queensland floods, this is good news all around.”last_img read more

Windows 8 la bêta devient une version dessai

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first_imgWindows 8 : la bêta devient une version d’essaiLa prochaine version préliminaire de Windows 8 est prévue pour fin février. Mais pas avec le nom sous lequel elle était attendue. À priori, Windows 8 Bêta deviendra Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Il est difficile de savoir si ce changement de nom aura un réel impact. Et impossible de déterminer si “Consumer Preview” désigne une version préliminaire destinée au grand public, ou bien si c’est seulement son nouveau nom. C’est Janelle Poole, directrice des relations publiques pour le grand public chez Microsoft, qui a vendu la mèche en première en précisant que “nous avançons étape par étape, donc nous parlons maintenant de la prochaine étape qui est la consumer preview prévue pour fin février”.Mais la newsletter de Windows du 24 janvier confirme “la sortie de la Consumer Preview de Windows 8 à la fin du mois de février”. Tout porte à croire que le comportement de Microsoft pour Windows 8 devrait différer de celui de Windows 7. En effet, apparemment, la Consumer Preview sera pratiquement identique à la version finale, sauf qu’elle ne sera pas commerciale. La firme de Redmond ne recueillera donc pas les retours utilisateurs comme pour Windows 7. Windows 8 inaugure l’interface Metro et le Windows Store. Elle reste prévue pour la fin du mois de février. Le 26 janvier 2012 à 11:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

James Pitt Rachel Harvey no longer at LIME

James Pitt Rachel Harvey no longer at LIME

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first_img Related Items:changes, Islandcom, james pitt, lime, rachel harvey Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Jun 2015 – LIME making sweeping changes in the past six months including their announcement of a buy-out of Islandcom’s assets which is set to take full effect by the end of June and two other stories which did not result in press releases or press conferences but which are a significant change for the company. James Pitt, General Manager at LIME Turks and Caicos for just about a year is said to be already left the company – shifted from the local LIME location to another according to our sources. The other change is more close to home as Rachel Harvey, whom many had come to know as the Marketing Manager with LIME, is gone now too. After 18 years with the company, Harvey on Thursday issued a farewell via email, informing that, in her own words, ‘My time with LIME is completed…” Harvey, explained that her position was made redundant and that she joined LIME on August 5, 1997. Almost half of her life at LIME she said, and yet there was a sense of optimism in her dispatch as she advised this leads her to a new chapter of life, not the end of the world but the beginning of a whole new world.” Rachel Harvey said she appreciates all she learned at the company, that she has been humbled and touched by the outpouring of good wishes and that she wished the company and team well moving forward. LIME has not issued any statement on the transfer of James Pitt or the redundancy of Rachel Harvey’s position and no official update on their July 1, 2015 full take-over of Islandcom clients and services. The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-up Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign Recommended for you Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’slast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Discuss wellbeing strategies at Employee Benefits Connect in one week

EXCLUSIVE Discuss wellbeing strategies at Employee Benefits Connect in one week

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first_imgEXCLUSIVE: There is one week to go until Employee Benefits Connect 2019, at which delegates will hear from Mark Witte (pictured), head of health and risk consulting at Aon, and Sarah Robson, senior communications consultant at Aon, about how to review benefits investment and devise a forward-thinking, data-based strategy to support employee health and wellbeing.The session, titled ‘Prevention is better than cure: Challenging where you invest your benefits budget’, will form part of the health and wellbeing conference stream on Wednesday 27 February 2019.Witte will begin by encouraging attendees to consider their benefits spend in relation to their health and wellbeing strategy, asking whether historical habits are still fit for purpose today, and for the future. He aims to demonstrate that benefits investment in this space needs to adopt a prevention-focused approach.Witte explained: “If [employers] looked at all the employee benefits or wellbeing initiatives and stacked them up from prevention all the way through to detection, treatments and long-term support of the most seriously ill people, the majority of spend for UK employers is currently the back end of that spectrum.“What we want to try and leave [delegates] thinking about is: is there anything [they] can do to spend that money slightly differently?”Using insights from Aon’s Benefits and trends survey 2019, Witte will outline the potential use of data to help inform benefits strategy, give ideas on how employers can approach the development of their benefits package and discuss employee engagement and maximising investment.Robson will identify key results from the aforementioned research report, as well as provide case study examples around communicating wellbeing.Witte said: “What we’re talking about here is very much grounded in reality. What we’re trying to do is address two massive issues and hopefully provoke a bit of a debate among delegates to have a think about how they currently do things, and how they might do things going forward.”Employee Benefits Connect 2019 welcomes all senior in-house HR professionals and will take place on Wednesday 27 February 2019 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.Click here for more information or to book your place.last_img read more

Man killed in Meherpur gunfight

Man killed in Meherpur gunfight

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first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationA suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and police on Hemayetpur-Amtoil road in Gangni upazila in Meherpur early Wednesday, reports UNB.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.Tipped off, that a gang of robbers were gathering at a banana orchard near Amtoil-Manikdia road, a team of police went there around 2:30 am, said Harendranath Sarker, officer-in-charge of Gangni police station.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers allegedly opened fire to law enforcers, prompting them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.At one stage, a member of the robber gang caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet injuries while the others managed to flee the scene.Later, police took the injured to Gangni Upazila Health Complex where the physicians declared him dead.Two policemen were injured in the gunfight, said the OC.Police also recovered four bombs, two sharp weapons and a shutter gun from the spot.“The law enforcement’s version of the event was, however, not verified independently as no version of the incident was available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victim’s family.”last_img read more

Be the Paddle in LifeSized Interactive Pong Game

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first_imgStay on target Moment Factory Lab is taking social gaming to a new level with GRiD, a life-sized version of Pong—in which you are the paddle.The Quebec-based multimedia studio worked for a year to translate iconic ’70s gameplay into an “innovative form” using a LIDAR sensor.It turns out the same technology that controls and navigates autonomous cars can also follow people in public spaces.“After writing some custom software to detect point cloud clusters (moving humans), we tested it in our black box and were impressed with its accuracy,” according to a blog announcement.(via Moment Factory Lab)Turning Moment Factory employees into gaming guinea pigs, the firm slowly evolved GRiD, collecting reactions and feedback to help inform each new version of the oversized competition.“This allowed us to fine-tune the speed of the gameplay, and inspired us to spice it up by adding some unexpected effects,” the company said.The first project incubated by the Moment Factory Lab, GRiD was born from a desire to uncover how interactive affordances can enable play in public spaces.“To explore this question, it was obvious we needed to build something—something that would transform the city into a playground and engage passersby,” the team explained.But also something that is simple and intuitive enough for anyone to step in at any time, with game mechanics easily controlled by the body and increasingly difficult levels that can be completed quickly.Despite a meager 21st century revival of arcade video games, the golden age of coin-operated cabinets is long gone. Still, titles like Space Invaders, Pac-Man, and Pong live on as pop culture memories.One of the earliest video games (certainly the first commercial success), Atari’s Pong was created by Allan Alcorn and Nolan Bushnell as a training exercise. The two-dimensional sports game simulates table tennis: players control in-game paddles by moving them vertically across the left or right side of the screen.GRiD works the same way, except you are the paddle, jogging back and forth to return the digital volley.Since its debut at the MAPP_MTL Montreal International Mapping Festival, GRiD has proved a great success.(via Moment Factory Lab)“At first, [people] were caught off guard by the unexpected changes in gameplay,” Moment Factory said. “But quickly they began to figure them out, and wanted to play again to improve.”Like any sporting event, spectators gathered around and teams formed, “spurred on by cheers of encouragement.”“Witnessing these spontaneous social connections, it immediately became clear that we were rediscovering a social dimension of games that has been missing since the sudden death of arcades in the ’90s,” the company continued. “It was so refreshing to be playing with a person you could see, and to be moving your whole body.”The technology is still “a bit expensive,” but worth it for Moment Factory, which hopes this kind of public interaction “gets more and more people out of their living rooms and playing together.”GRiD is the first installment in a series of arcade-themed prototypes under construction by Moment Factory Lab.View as: One Page Slides1. Step up to the plate(via Moment Factory Lab)2. Two against two(via Moment Factory Lab)3. Teamwork makes the dream work(via Moment Factory Lab)4. Two-on-two(via Moment Factory Lab)5. A splash of color(via Moment Factory Lab)6. There are a few surprises(via Moment Factory Lab)7. Goooaaal!(via Moment Factory Lab) Laser Technology Uncovers Ancient Maya CivilizationFord is teaching autonomous cars to drive in the snow center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

The Tricky Business of Network Use Policies

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first_imgNovember 8, 2007 Register Now » 8 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. The IT manager at Vienna, Va.-based C2 Technologieswas frustrated. So many employees were downloading viruses that the company’s networks had slowed to a crawl.One of the likely sources of the viruses was the company’s instant messaging system. It was impossible to determine who was IM-ing relatives in Thailand and who was IM-ing a client about a project. So the IT manager did what he figured was the next best thing: He brought the IM system down.”Everyone screamed at him,” said Dolly Oberoi, C2’s CEO. “He had to bring it back on. But he’s still looking at ways to control it. It’s hard to find a clean way.”In an environment where it’s common for employees to surf the Web and download software apps at will, viruses and high network traffic are frequent occurrences, and security breaches are a risk.The network usage adds up. Employees may be e-mailing and IM-ing clients and friends multiple times a day, checking out their friends’ latest YouTubevideos, watching work-related video tutorials or demos, shopping online, and using any number of Web apps to do their work. That’s when networks can start to creak.For Whom The Network TollsManaging what employees do on a company’s network turns IT managers into tightrope walkers, perched precariously on a fine line hovering over issues of security, loss of productivity, and network overload on one side, and employee trust, morale, and retention on the other.Some companies take the approach of Edinburg, Texas-based First National Bank. Its senior VP, Brent Rickles, said the bank’s policy is to be as restrictive as possible when it comes to network usage. This means that none of its 40 employees can install software on their own, all e-mail servers — besides the company’s — are blocked, YouTube and similar types of sites can’t be accessed, and there’s no IM-ing allowed.”I don’t want my customers to read that one of my employees used their Hotmail account to send out someone’s bank balances,” said Rickles, who added that while security is the main reason for the restrictive nature of the company’s policies, productivity is a side benefit.”I’ve been other places, and I’ve seen people doing a lot of personal stuff and wasting time,” he said.Setting A Network Policy Is ToughC2’s Oberoi would tend to agree that instant messaging is incredibly distracting. “It’s similar to a phone ringing nonstop. E-mail is also distracting, but instant messaging is worse,” she said. “But it’s an excellent communication tool.”She should know. Part of the reason why her IT manager had to bring the IM capability right back up was because it was the only way to communicate with one of C2’s larger clients. “He preferred [IM] to phone and e-mail, and we were in a fast development cycle with them,” Oberoi said.Oberoi said she can see the impact instant messaging has on the quality of work of some of her employees — especially those who have relatives overseas — but she has not yet formulated a policy on the tool. “Do you allow it for personal use? How do you control it? We strategized with ways to limit IM for personal use but we couldn’t [do it].”Coming up with a policy is complicated, but enforcing it is perhaps even more so. Technically, the more restrictive an approach, the easier it is to implement. Rickles uses an Internet filtering device, St. Bernard iPrism, through which all Internet traffic in the company flows. The bank also uses Sanctuaryto prevent any unwanted software from being installed. “Even if someone manages to download something, it won’t work,” said Rickles.The 200 employees at Royal Food Servicehave a similarly restrictive policy at their place of work. The Atlanta, Ga.-based food service distributor that serves the Southeast has a policy that confines Internet usage to business use only. Company CIO Jerry Maze said the company owners see the Internet as a huge time waster. “I see it as a huge security risk,” he said. In particular, he considers instant messaging “one of the biggest time wasters on the planet.”Enforcement at Royal Food consists of ScanSafe, Web-based software that evaluates all Internet access requests and grants access based on Maze’s dictates.It’s More Complicated Than It LooksBut for many companies, network usage is more complicated. Just ask Pradeep Tripathi, CEO of SysTech International. The 100-employee, Murray, Utah-based company develops IT systems for the vehicle inspection market. Because it works with government agencies, security is critical to the company’s success.SysTech had implemented eTrust from Computer Associates,which controlled access to Internet sites, but Tripathi said that in addition to his employees being resentful over the controls, the system wasn’t practical in implementation.”If someone is doing research, you can’t predict where they will go,” said Tripathi. “We were making lists of prohibited sites and allowed sites, but it was very hard to know. It was an ominous task.”For instance, Tripathi said SysTech tried to block off sites with e-mail, but then they had a client with a Yahooaccount and they had to open it up. “We don’t have control over users,” he said.SysTech now relies on filters from its ISPand Norton Security,and Tripathi has a more sanguine approach.”You need to have a compromise between technology and the people involved,” he said. “You can’t just carry the load by technology but by the people in the environment.”The company also limits employee access to databases and uses a corporate edition of instant messaging that has virus protection. “It’s not bulletproof, but we have better success at our audits,” said Tripathi. “You want to have respect for people’s privacy, but you need to have confidence in employees.”It’s a management issue as much as a technological one, said Tripathi. “Managers need to manage people,” he noted. “They can see what they’re producing. You don’t want to be monitoring someone’s IM to his wife. Some of that crosses someone’s personal space. Unless it’s clear abuse, we just don’t go fishing.”Tom Austin would agree. He’s a distinguished analyst at Gartner, and he sees network usage issues as a management problem, not a tech problem. “If I’m not producing, I should be fired,” he said.According to Austin, it’s “alarmist headlines” that get many companies worried about what their employees are doing on the Internet and that frequently lead to draconian policies that aren’t necessary or helpful.”We see the Internet as a source of bountiful supply,” he said. “There’s a business value to the Internet,” he added, noting that YouTube can be used to watch product demos or instructional videos.Austin acknowledges that there are a small number of sites that should be banned in the workplace as a matter of social responsibility — like hate sites or porn sites — but even in those cases, there’s no formula. “I was talking to one client who has social scientists [on his staff], and they need [those kinds of sites] to do research. So there are no absolutes.”Gartner research VP David Mario Smith acknowledges that there’s potential for security breaches, especially from instant messaging, social networking, text malware, and viruses. “There’s concern for enterprises,” he said. “When co-workers ‘poke’ each other [on Facebook], that [could be] an HR issue.”But Smith also believes that “archaic blocks” aren’t the answer. “People use MySpacefor business purposes,” he noted. “Look at the value proposition.”Smith suggests communicating policies, establishing some form of enforcement, and empowering and trusting employees to take it from there. It’s all about empowering users and employees. “You need to trust people to do their jobs. You don’t want to stifle productivity or creativity. [The Internet] should be for the purpose of enhancing business,” he said.Liberal ApproachOberoi said that she has been liberal in the company’s Internet and software use, mainly out of concern that any other approach will breed employee resentment.”We’re a small company,” she said. “We have retention issues. If we make it miserable, why should they stay with us?”But Gartner’s Austin wants to see companies move beyond just empowering employees; he wants to see employees take responsibility for their network usage.”[Companies] should provide guidelines and then shift responsibility to the users. Hold them accountable,” he said. “We just assume IT should be responsible for everything related to IT, but that’s wrong. If someone clicks on malware, they should be held accountable. It’s a new era, and IT realizes they can’t control everything.”The problem, as Austin sees it, is that many companies have policies on network usage, but no one has really figured out how to enforce those policies. “IT managers haven’t figured out how to deal with a nuanced world,” he said.The answer isn’t to lock everything down. Instead, Austin advocates more safeguards and protection. “Don’t inspect files that are uploaded, but don’t assume people’s machines are clean,” he said.Both Austin and Smith believe that the business end of the company needs to drive policy creation. “Technologists tend to control too much because they can build inflexible systems,” said Austin. “Then business says IT is slowing us down. There’s no such thing as zero risk. It’s the business executives that need to figure out the tolerable level of risk. They need to think about agility and flexibility. They need to be part of the IT discussions. But with zero risk, no one would get anything done.”Naomi Grossmanis assistant editor of bMighty.com. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

French FM urges exit of Syrias butchering Assad

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first_img Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories Top Stories 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top holiday drink recipescenter_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) – France’s foreign minister has called for a “quick political transition” in Syria, saying any new government must respect its various minorities.Laurent Fabius said President Bashar Assad was “butchering his own people and the sooner he goes the better.”He pledged France’s full support to displaced Syrians and countries like Jordan that assist them. Speaking on a Thursday visit to Jordan’s first tent camp housing about 7,000 refugees, he called their situation “extremely precarious.” Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project On Sunday, France set up a military hospital there to treat the wounded and displaced. Fabius is travelling in the region to see firsthand the humanitarian crisis wrought by the 17-month conflict. ‘ He will also head to Lebanon and Turkey. Jordan hosts the largest number of Syrian refugees with more than 150,000.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

AP Photos Egypts Copts choose new pope

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first_img Check your body, save your life Top Stories Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   His main task had been to maneuver his flock through the obstacles facing a minority of 10 percent in a predominantly Muslim nation. For years, followers complained of systematic discrimination.A nominations committee narrowed the field of Shenouda’s possible successors to five, and a vote by 2,400 church leaders chose three of them.That set up the final act.At the Coptic Cathedral, there was a moment of silence. Then a boy, himself chosen by lottery, his face covered by a dark blue cloth decorated with religious images, was led to the chalice. Copts believe that his hand would be guided by God. He reached into the vessel and pulled out the name of Bishop Tawadros, who will be the next spiritual leader of the Copts.On Nov. 18 he will be ordained as Pope Tawadros II, the 118th pope of the ancient Coptic Orthodox Church.His challenges will be even more daunting than those that faced Shenouda.Over the past year, Islamists have risen to power in Egypt, and Copts charge that discrimination, persecution and physical attacks by Islamic extremists have increased.The new pope will have to walk the fine line of representing his people’s concerns to the government without becoming a tool of the regime on the one hand or alienating Egypt’s rulers on the other, and all the while maintaining the respect of his followers. Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Associated PressCAIRO (AP) – A blindfolded child reached into a crystal chalice and pulled out a slip of paper _ and Egypt’s Coptic Christians had a new pope.The colorful but solemn ceremony at the Cairo cathedral of the troubled minority reflected none of the tensions outside. It was the end of a complicated process that began when the church’s charismatic leader for four decades, Pope Shenouda III, died in March at the age of 88. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project The vital role family plays in societylast_img read more

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first_imgIn August Centara Hotels & Resorts will begin donating surplus food from its two Bangkok properties – Centara Grand hotels at CentralWorld and Ladprao – participating in a charity operation that collects and distributes food to help people in need.ThaiHarvest|SOS is a joint initiative with OzHarvest, the pioneering Australian organisation that has established a proven and successful “Food Rescue” model which is being adopted around the world. The programme’s mission is to eliminate hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food. Experts estimate as much as a third of food produced for human consumption is wasted in the transport, distribution, and preparation supply chain. When this food ends up in a landfill, it represents a tremendous waste of resources and a lost opportunity to help people unable to afford adequate nutrition.The OzHarvest rescue and redistribution system was launched in Australia 14 years ago and is now being replicated in the UK, South Africa, New Zealand, Peru, Indonesia and Vietnam. An important part of the initiative is educating people about the problem and opportunity of food waste. “As we prepare food for our guests, unavoidably at the end of each day we have surplus – for example, bakery items or excess from a large banquet,” said Centara’s Corporate Director of Food and Beverage, Winfried Hancke. “It is a shame to let this food go to waste when there are so many people who could benefit from it.”The two properties will also arrange an event called “Master Class Dinner”, led by Will and Steve, the winners of My Kitchen Rules in 2015. CentaraOzHarvestlast_img read more

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first_imgArizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) runs against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Though he was not going to divulge much information, Arians said they’ll wait and see on Rucker but added he feels good about Powers’ prospects.Both of them were spotted during the open portion of practice Tuesday, though the same cannot be said for Gresham, who is dealing with a knee injury, and Ellington, who is suffering from turf toe.With Ellington, specifically, the third-year pro who has been sidelined since the Cardinals’ Week 12 win in San Francisco says his toe is feeling better.“Week to week, day by day,” he said of where he’s at. “It ain’t 100 percent but it’s getting there.”The problem for Ellington, he said, is that it’s difficult to push off his toe with the way it is feeling right now. The key going forward is to build strength back up in it and get over some soreness that he still feels. He spent a few days with a specialist in Los Angeles last week, which Ellington said helped out a lot.Feeling noticeable improvement, Ellington  — who has tallied  386 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns this season — said he will be back on the field whenever the team’s trainers clear him to play. Top Stories TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians did not need to divulge any injury information Tuesday.“So, a bunch of guys practiced and a bunch didn’t,” he told the assembled media. “But, I feel pretty good about getting most of them healthy before Friday.”Among the players Arians and the Cardinals are hoping to get back this week are defensive lineman Frostee Rucker, cornerback Jerraud Powers, tight end Jermaine Gresham and running back Andre Ellington, all of whom have missed games over the last few weeks due to various ailments. “I’m working every day trying to get back out there,” he said. “I want to be out there this weekend, but we’ll see. I’m still working, progressing, so we’ll see.”Ellington suffered his injury in the same game the Cardinals lost Chris Johnson, which left David Johnson, Kerwynn Williams and Stepfan Taylor as the team’s main running backs. Arizona ran for 175 yards and 97 yards in wins over the St. Louis Rams and Minnesota Vikings, respectively, so while the team would certainly welcome Ellington back into the fold, there is little reason to rush him until he’s truly ready to go.So even though Ellington would like to be ready as early as this Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he understands waiting, while difficult, may be the best course of action.“I want to get out there this weekend; anytime we have a game, all players want to play,” he said. “But in reality, the grand scheme of things, we have more important ones coming up. Hopefully we get this win this weekend and then we look forward to Green Bay.“But right now, what’s most important is this one.”Wednesday’s injury report — and of course, Thursday’s and Friday’s, too — will give a better idea of whether not Ellington will be able to get on the field Sunday night. He understands being unable to practice this week would not help his chances, since Arians is the kind of coach who wants to see a player during the week if he is to play on the weekend. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling What’s tough is that though part of the recovery involves tolerating some pain, being a toe issue means it’s not something he can easily rest or stay off of. However, being forced to walk around with the injury also gives him insight into how it’s healing — which it is.“All before I couldn’t really put pressure on it, but now I’m starting to get into a rhythm walk that I normally do,” he said. “So hopefully now I can progress from that and go to running.” Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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first_imgFly to Denver from £287 Fly to Cancun from £365 There’s nothing more tempting than exploring the mysterious deep blue sea and while that annoying human flaw of needing oxygen may get in the way, with a tank strapped to your back, you’re good to go. Take the two-day Dune Mexico Blue Dreams course in Playa del Carmen for a masterclass in scuba diving. You’ll complete three pool dives and two boat dives for around £210. Plus, you’ll come home with an internationally approved PADI scuba-dive certificate so you can dive again anywhere in the world. Fly to Cebu from £301 You won’t be able to fly yourself home… but you can get your private pilot’s licence in a mere three weeks with Sun State Aviation. You’ll be able to fly two to three times a day with ground-based lessons between your flights – so grab your trusty aviator jacket and those Top-Gun-worthy sunglasses you’ve been hiding and be prepared to work hard. Prices vary depending on how quickly you pick up new skills and the equipment (that’s what the pros call the planes) you use. UK citizens require security clearance to fly in US airspace, but simply apply online after you’ve received your student number from Sun State Aviation. Stay: Grand Fifty Suites, rooms start at £59 a night. All flight and prices mentioned in this article are estimates of the cheapest prices based on Skyscanner’s flight search tools. These are subject to change and were correct at time of writing on 25 March 2019. 2. Go canyoneering in the Philippines – fly from £301 Find hotels in Playa del Carmen Download the Skyscanner app Stay: Champions World Resort in Kissimmee, rooms from £38. Photo credit: Getty Stay: If you go for the non-residential option, stay at the nearby Assagao in Goa at Amour Resort, where rooms are from £30 a night. Throw yourself into learning a new skill with Great Escapes. They offer a six-day sailing adventure in the Bay of Islands. You’ll start off with a skipper on board teaching you the way of the seas, then three days later you’ll be left to your own devices to sail to your heart’s content. It’ll cost NZ$890 – that’s less than £500 per person to get your captain’s hat and your sea legs. The smaller boats available are ideal for a couple or small family. Stay: Moalboal T Breeze Coastal Resort, rooms start from £30. Find hotels in Denver Photo credit: Getty Stay: Lord Jim Hotel London Kensington, rooms start from £59 Photo credit: Getty 8. Learn to fly in Florida, USA – fly from £261 Find hotels in Assagao 5. Relax with a yoga retreat in India – fly from £298 Search hotels in San José 1. Get your scuba diving qualification in Mexico – fly from £365 Photo credit: Great Escapes Fly to Goa from £298 4. Go white water rafting in Costa Rica – fly from £464 Get even more travel goodness straight to your inbox.Sign up  Search hotels in Dahab Put simply, canyoneering is just ‘moving through a canyon’. Sounds a bit tame right? But you won’t be walking – don’t be silly – you’ll be climbing, hiking, abseiling and maybe swimming too. Canyoneering is not for the faint hearted but it is doable and not to mention great fun with an experienced guide. Kawasan Canyoneering in the Philippines offers a cliff jumping and water slides adventure where you’ll be sliding down natural water slides, floating down the Kanlaob River and climbing, scrambling and jumping off cliffs to get to the next jump. The 5km route finishes at Kawasan Falls, a.k.a the bluest, most tropical paradise you’ve ever seen. Search hotels in Russell Stay: on dry land before you set sail at Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park, rooms start from £38. Find hotels in Kissimmee Fly to San José from £464 Book a spot at the Colorado Cattle Company & Guest Ranch, don your finest Stetson, grab your checked shirt and brush off your cowboy boots for a full Wild Wild West experience. You’ll get the chance to round up the animals on the daily Cattle Walk, work on your riding technique and even practise some new-found skills in Cowboy School. Four days of ranch life starts from around £1,100 and includes your accommodation, meals and riding activities – it may be a little pricier than your normal getaway but how many people can say they’re a trained cowboy? You’ll be the talk of the ranch. Search for hire cars Photo credit: Ashley Satanosky on Unsplash Stay: Hotel Posada del Museo, rooms start from £35 Are you ready to book your once-in-a-lifetime adventure? 3. Be a real-life cowboy (or girl) in Colorado, USA – fly from £287 Search hotels in London Why walk through a rainforest when you can travel by the most exhilarating mode of transport on the water – a raft? A one-day trip with Rios Tropicales takes you 19 miles downstream on the Pacuare River into the heart of the rainforest, past cascading waterfalls and through some strong rapids – so hold on tight. Prices start from around £100 and include transfers from San José plus lunch and changing facilities. It’s worth noting the rapids are stronger (and therefore more fun, if a little hairier) from June-November during Cost Rica’s wet season. Find hotel dealsCheck-inCheck-outGuests12345678910Rooms12345Search hotels Fly to Maun, Botswana from £656 9. Become a mixologist in London Fly to Auckland from £449 Stay: MainStay Suits in Denver before driving to the Ranch, rooms start at £102. RelatedThe World’s Top Dive LocationsThe World’s Top Dive LocationsWinter sun stars: 5 dream beach destinations to beat the winter bluesSitting, staring out of the window dreaming of white sand against bright blue skies? Yeah, us too. But wait, those beaches are not a figment of your imagination – and it’s entirely possible to escape the dreary British weather for one of those exotic, sandy hotspots with long, sun-drenched days.…Top 15 attractions and things to do in LanzaroteLooking for fun things to do in the sun in Lanzarote? Ok so the beaches are beautiful, but this Canary Island is a natural beauty full of volcanic vineyards, lava tunnels and other surprises. Here’s the top 15 things to see and do in Lanzarote that should definitely make it… Shake, stir and mix your way through the two-day course at the European Bartender School and your homemade cocktails will be good enough for 007 himself. You’ll learn about the golden age of cocktails, create your own syrups and cordials and find a modern-day twist on the classic cocktails. Prices start at £285 and you’ll get specialist instructors, professional equipment and the lifetime skill of crafting cocktails. Dinner party anyone? Go canyoneering, become a cowboy or survive in the wild – the memories of these awesome experiences will last longer than any suntan… 10. Free-dive in the Red Sea, Egypt – fly from £251 Your local Sunday morning yoga class has got a little competition with this yoga retreat. Situated in the Assagao Valley, you’ll be perfecting your downward dog and your humble warrior surrounded by tropical gardens. Each morning begins with a walk to the shala (Sanskrit for yoga school) with morning and afternoon yoga classes dotted throughout the two-week retreat. The vegetarian menu is prepared daily with local ingredients from the market so you’ll come home with a healthy mind and body. Two-week courses start at £1,150 or the one-week option is £850. Photo credit: Getty Search hotels in Moalboal Find hire cars across the UK Free-diving requires patience, relaxation and determination – you’ll be 10-20 metres underwater and holding your breath after all. Dahab is world-renowned for its submarine sinkhole Blue Hole – at 130 metre deep and surrounded by coral reef and tropical fish, it’s tranquil and well, very, very deep. You won’t make it anywhere near the bottom but once you’ve perfected your technique across the two-day Level 1 course, you’ll be able to hold your breath for 2-3 minutes. It’s almost like you’re a real-life mermaid. Almost. Fly to Sharm El Sheikh from £251 Search hotels in Maun Stay: 4S Hotel Dahab, prices start at £25. ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map For a truly wild experience that trumps any safari, learn how to survive in the African Bush on a week-long survival course. You’ll gain skills in navigating your way around the famous Okavango Delta, how to track animals and identify local floral and fauna too. 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first_imgThe population of the European Union (EU) grew to 513.5 million by January 2019, compared to 512.4 million in January 2018, an increase of 1.1 million (+2,1%), Eurostat said on Wednesday.Eurostat recorded population growth in 18 EU state members and a population decline in 10 member states. The population of Cyprus has grown from 864,200 in 2018 to 875,900 in 2019, by 1.3 per cent, and represents 0.2 per cent of the total EU population.In 2018, more deaths than births (5.3 million deaths and 5.0 million births) were recorded in the European Union (EU) which means that the natural change of the EU was negative for a second consecutive year.Therefore, the positive population change in the EU is attributed to net migration (1.1 million more inhabitants)According to Eurostat estimations, the population of the EU is projected to grow in general, while the population of Cyprus is projected to grow to 1.1 million by 2100.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake insurance that fits your future plansCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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