first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsGrand Chief Joe Norton is keeping a close watch over the St. Lawrence Seaway these days.He’s concerned about a shipment of weapon’s grade uranium that could soon pass by his community of Kahnawake, Quebec., “With nuclear waste especially this type of nuclear waste, which is liquid is so dangerous that it lasts life times,” said Norton.The plan to transport the liquid waste in steel tubes has been approved by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.According to Norton, that could mean at any time, 23 thousand litres of radioactive liquid will be moved from the Chalk River reactor, northwest of Ottawa to an American site in South Carolina.Uranium expert, Gordon Edwards said he’s  keeping a close watch too.“It’s very intensely radioactive and its unapproachable by humans without shields, heavy shields,” said Edwards. “And even if you were stopped in traffic beside the truck carrying this material, you would be getting irradiated with a certain amount of gamma radiation and neutron radiation because it’s impossible to block it entirely.”That’s why the Iroquois caucus, that represents seven Iroquois communities in Ontario and Quebec are voicing their opposition against it,The Anishinabek Nation, which includes 40 Ontario First Nations are standing with them.“This is something that we just can’t sit here and if we’re caretakers of the land and if our purpose in life is to ensure that the water, the land is safe for our future generations, then it’s incumbent upon us to do something about it,” said Norton.According to Norton , there’s been no consultation or discussion regarding the plans to move the toxic material through their territories.“I’m no expert by any means but, I do understand the difference between spent fuel rods and the liquid and the liquid is so dangerous that it can contaminate very quickly in an area, and we’re talking about being shipped from Ontario down into I believe its South Carolina and in a vacinity of 40 million people, you know 40 million inhabitants both in Canada and the United States,” he said.Norton said they’ll be keeping track of what’s happening, and if needed, they’ll quickly rally against the dangerous movement.Edwards commends the Iroquois Caucus for taking the lead.“I think the only thing that can be done at this point is strong statements of disapproval and opposition,” he said.The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Natural Resources Canada did not respond to our requests for comment.afrancis@aptn.calast_img read more

TORONTO – Samsung’s latest high-end TVs feature a couple of innovations that threaten to make the old-fashioned remote control obsolete.But it’ll likely take some time before that actually happens.Samsung is the first in Canada to sell a TV that can be controlled by voice or with a wave of the hand.In theory, being able to talk to your TV could be quite useful. It’d be incredibly handy if you could just say, “Find ‘Breaking Bad’” or “When is ‘Big Bang Theory’ on?” to get zapped to the right channel or get a list of future air times.Unfortunately, Siri it’s not.You can say “Hi TV turn on” to bring it to life, or use voice to change the channel, adjust the volume, or load an application. But that’s really about it. Probably the most handy use of voice recognition is with the TV’s built-in web browser. Instead of having to input text into a search field with a remote — which is a cumbersome process — you can just speak what you want to search for instead.The gesture controls are even less inspiring. First off, you have to ensure the lighting in your room is adequate for the TV’s camera to focus on you, and align its lens to where you’ll be on the couch. If things aren’t setup just right, you can wave endlessly at the TV and nothing will happen. Even under ideal conditions, just getting the TV to recognize that your hand is in the air, ready to be seen, is a challenge. Sometimes it works immediately, other times it takes a lot of frantic waving until the camera finally picks up your hand.Once you’re recognized, the process of gesturing to control an on-screen icon is awkward. You look a little silly doing it. It feels unnatural and it doesn’t take long until your arm feels a bit fatigued. And it just isn’t nearly responsive enough to be fun to use. It’s difficult to smoothly command the icon; most movements are jerky and imprecise.While watching TV, the gesture control options aren’t that helpful. You can wave at the screen to access on-screen buttons to change the channel up and down or alter the volume. But that’s far less convenient than using the voice recognition option — or just picking up the remote.Gesture controls are most practical when using the TV’s built-in apps or web browser — but it’s still a disappointing experience. When you’re aiming for large icons it’s not too hard to hit the target, although it still feels tedious. But any time you have a small link to click it’s a frustrating challenge.It’s a shame, because if the controls were easier to use, there’s plenty to like about the web browser and selection of apps. You can access Netflix, video rental sites and even play Angry Birds — although it’s still far more fun on your phone — without needing any other hardware. You can also have a Twitter or Facebook feed displayed along the side of the screen while watching TV. But given how temperamental the gesture controls are, the apps may not get a lot of use.The TV does come with a second remote control that has a touchpad on it, giving users another way to move the on-screen cursor. But it too is badly designed and doesn’t offer smooth control.You can buy a 55-inch LED version of Samsung’s voice- and gesture-activated TV for about $2,500. On the bright side, the TV has incredible picture quality, better than any other set I’ve seen to date. But while the voice recognition and gesture controls sound cool, they are not features worth investing in.So for now, the remote is going nowhere. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Oct 3, 2012 2:03 pm MDT Review: New TVs that can be controlled by voice or with a wave of the hand read more

first_imgTHE BRITISH GOVERNMENT is to auction off a stash of vintage French wine from its own cellars, in an effort to make its diplomatic hospitality service self-funding.The sale, which will take place at Christie’s in London later this month, follows the publication of an report which revealed that the government’s official hospitality unit had not made its wine cellar self-funding as it had hoped.While its prime role is to supply wine for official government events, such as state dinners, the cellar is intended to remain self-funding by selling off wines that it does not intend to use – ideally at a higher price than they were bought at.Last year, however, civil servants failed in their bid to make the wine collection self-funding – buying £49,000 (€56,650) worth of new wine while only raising £44,000 (€50,900) in sales.By comparison, about 5,000 bottles with a total market value of over £55,000 were consumed by various government departments.As a result, the cellar has decided to press ahead with plans to sell off six lots of wine – including a total of 54 bottles – with reserve prices indicating that the auction could bring in up to £65,000 (€75,150).The top wines in the collection are six bottles of 1961 Chateau Latour paulilac, which are described as “port-like, with an unctuous texture, and a dark garnet colour with considerable amber at the edge” and “unquestionably one of the Bordeaux legends of the century”.They have a reserve price of between £20,000 and £30,000 (€23,130 and €34,700) for all six bottles.The government cellar’s 38,000 bottles of wine are worth almost £3 million (€3.41 million) now, having been bought for £857,000 (€990,200).The Daily Telegraph said a report from 2010 identified the cellar as the most cost-effective way of catering for government events, but recommended that it be operated on a cost-neutral basis.News of the British auction follows reports on the Irish government’s wine-purchasing habits, when the Irish Daily Mail revealed that the state had funded the purchase of over €50,000 in wine in 2011.Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore responded by saving he had given an instruction in March 2012 that “any wine bought should be reasonably priced, and that every care should be taken to ensure that the cost of State and official hospitality would be kept to a minimum”.The cost of the Irish government’s wine purchases fell to €7,834.66 last year as a result.Read: Tánaiste: Dept of Foreign Affairs has stopped buying ‘expensive wines’last_img read more

first_imgMINISTER FOR JUSTICE Alan Shatter has spoken about the ongoing row over Deputy Mick Wallace and penalty points.Speaking today, Minister Shatter said that he was told at a garda briefing on road traffic offences that Wallace benefited from garda discretion after being found driving while using a mobile phone.He said that: in the context of the general briefing that I received about the exercise of garda discretion,  the example of discretion being exercised in the context of Deputy Wallace was given to me. And I have no row about the exercise of that discretion. I have not, nor will I suggest, that Deputy Wallace did anything improper.Shatter said that what he took issue with was that Wallace “has made the case that the gardaí are acting unlawfully” by using discretion.Now, as a minister I have an inconvenient habit of telling the truth about issues. It occasionally gets me into trouble, telling the truth. I am quite willing where I think there is a public interest to confront an issue where there is reform needed, to address the need for that reform or where people are making cases that deserve questioning.The Minister said the only reason he raised the issue is because the Deputy is a public personality.He said he felt it important to point out to Deputy Wallace that he had benefited from discretion, “but as far as he was concerned it was always going to be a major scandal if others did so”.Shatter said he thinks it is “regrettable that Deputy Wallace forgot the incident” and welcomed his comments this morning about the incident.The Minister also commented about the “wild and wonderful suggestions that have been made, that I as Minster might be spying on my opponents”, and described this as “absolute arid nonsense”.He also said that that he has no time or interest in spying on anybody, and that it is important that people do their democratic duty in the Dáil. Shatter said that in no circumstances will he deliberately seek information from any member of the force to in anyway target any Dáil deputy.‘Conspiracy’Shatter also rejected suggestions of a “sort of a conspiracy to spy on members of the opposition” as all “completely nonsense”. Shatter said he wanted to emphasise that Wallace “did nothing wrong”.If he is guilty of anything, it is hypocrisy but he is not guilty of anything else.According to Shatter, if Deputy Wallace makes a complaint about him with the Standards in Public Office Commission he “will happily respond to it”. He also said he will leave it for the general public to judge whether Deputy Wallace “standing on a soapbox and leading the charge to present himself as the champion of both ethics and standards has credibility”.The Minister said that under the duty that he was under to ensure maximum transparency in dealing with these issues, if he had not referred to that matter he could have been accused of covering up the fact that the discretion was exercised in favour of Deputy Wallace.Shatter said he thinks it is important that the general public are in a position to judge the credibility of individuals. He said there is no question of him using private information, and that he was surprised the issue came up during the briefing.I was given the detail of how the discretion is applied and the different circumstances, and that particular matter came up purely as an incidental, and indeed I didn’t have too much regard for it because I took the view that he didn’t in any way behave unlawfully.The Minister wouldn’t be drawn on whether Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan was present at the garda briefing.Read: Wallace admits gardaí used discretion when caught on phone while driving>Read: Taoiseach backs Shatter in penalty points row with Wallace>last_img read more

first_imgHurricane Dorian strengthens to ‘catastrophic’ Category 5 as it heads for Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minis has warned residents of the Bahamas they could face serious harm if they do not evacuate. Given the strength and unpredictability of the storm, we must prepare for every possible scenario. State assets are being mobilized now and Team South Carolina is working around the clock to be ready, if necessary. (1/2)— Gov. Henry McMaster (@henrymcmaster) August 31, 2019 Image: Ramon Espinosa/PA Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Michelle Hennessy Source: Governor Brian P. Kemp/Twitter Sunday 1 Sep 2019, 2:23 PM Short URL Businesses in the Bahamas have been boarded up ahead of the storm. Image: Ramon Espinosa/PA Sep 1st 2019, 1:10 PM Updated Sep 1st 2019, 2:23 PM HURRICANE DORIAN HAS strengthened into a catastrophic Category 5 storm, as it prepares to slam into the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.The hurricane is now packing 267km/h winds, according to the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC).“#Dorian is now a category 5 #hurricane with 160 mph sustained winds,” the Miami-based NHC said.“The eyewall of this catastrophic hurricane is about to hit the Abaco Islands with devastating winds,” it said.The slow moving storm is expected to linger over the Bahamas throughout today and much of tomorrow, dumping up to 25 inches of rain in some areas and unleashing storm surges of 10 to 15-feet, forecasters said.It will then “move closer to the Florida east coast late Monday through Tuesday” but exactly where – and how hard – it will strike the US coast is uncertain.A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of Florida’s coast and US President Donald Trump has declared a federal state of emergency in Florida, authorising national assistance to supplement state and local efforts.Following a similar state order in Florida, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster declared a state of emergency yesterday:center_img 27,141 Views Businesses in the Bahamas have been boarded up ahead of the storm. 17 Comments In neighboring North Carolina Governer Roy Cooper also declared a state of emergency, and Georgia announced a state of emergency for 12 counties. Ahead of #Dorian, I’ve declared a State of Emergency in Brantley, Bryan, Camden, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Pierce & Wayne Counties to assist with prep, response & recovery. OCGA 10-1-393.4 – prohibiting price-gouging – is now in effect. #gapol— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) August 29, 2019 Source: Gov. Henry McMaster/Twitter Share17 Tweet Email Several schools canceled classes until at least Tuesday.Orlando International Airport said it would protectively halt commercial flights at 2am (6am GMT) tomorrow.In Grand Bahama, businesses have been boarded up and thousands have evacuated the hurricane’s predicted path.Yasmin Rigby, a resident of the island’s main city Freeport, told AFP “people are moving out of the east and west ends, fearing the worst.”Grocery stores’ shelves were “just about cleared,” Rigby said, and most homes and businesses had been shuttered since Friday. Residents shopping for supplies before the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. Source: Tim Aylen/PAShe said memories of past hurricanes – including 2005′s historic storm Wilma – were still fresh.“It took weeks for water, food and electricity to be back to normal.”The storm’s pace of 13 km per hour means as much as 25 inches of rain could land in northwestern Bahamas. That, coupled with the storm surge predictions, poses a fearful prospect for many of the islands, some barely feet above sea level.Dorian’s current strength, with maximum sustained winds of 240 km per hour and even more powerful gusts, makes it nearly a Category 5 hurricane – the highest and most damaging level.Prime Minister Hubert Minis issued a stark warning to residents: “The price you may pay for not evacuating is your life or other serious physical harm.”- With reporting from AFP. last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram With less than one month to go until Achilleas Youth first Dinner Dance takes place, tickets are selling fast.AHEPA’s Achilleas Youth invites you to celebrate their first anniversary and enjoy a night of ‘laika’ – Greek music and entertainment from DJ Tasos Galanis and DJ Spiros to keep you dancing all night long, and a 3-course Mediterranean meal, including beer, wine and soft drink. Tickets are $50 per student and $60 per adult. Seats are limited.When: Saturday 14 December at 7.00 pm Where: Veneto Club, 191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen 3105 To book your tickets, visit read more

first_imgFormer England striker Alan Shearer believes Marcus Rashford has become the “main man” for Manchester United after being unleashed by Ole Gunnar SolskjaerThe 21-year-old struggled to gain regular opportunities as a centre-forward under Jose Mourinho, who instead shifted him down the wing for United.Under interim coach Solskjaer, however, Rashford has scored four goals in six matches in his favoured role with the likes of Romelu Lukaku struggling to get back into the line-up.And following Sunday’s match-winner in United’s 1-0 victory at Spurs, Shearer hailed Rashford’s recent progress.“Marcus Rashford is flying right now because he has a manager with complete belief in him for the first time,” Shearer told The Sun.“Nobody has ever doubted his ability but he has finally been set free under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – and it is great to watch.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Rashford is the main man at Manchester United now and has every attribute in his locker to thrive as a striker going forward.“His movement is excellent and constantly improving, he has the pace to terrify any defence and his finishing has come on leaps and bounds.“It was a world-class pass from Paul Pogba to set him up [against Spurs] and the strike from Rashford shows just how confident he is right now.“He is showing a calmness in front of goal now which we have not seen before, but that comes with experience.”Rashford has managed eight goals and six assists in 26 appearances for United across all competitions this season.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea will face Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Europa League while Arsenal will play Rennes.The two London teams will play at home first which is slated to take place on March 7.The Blues brushed aside Malmo 5-1 on aggregate while the Ukrainians recorded a slim 3-2 advantage over Olympiacos to qualify for the last 16.Arsenal beat BATE 3-1 on aggregate to reach the last 16 and their reward is a tie with Rennes, who eliminated Real Betis in the previous round.The French side sit 11th in Ligue 1 and their squad includes former Newcastle and Hull winger Hatem Ben Arfa.Five-time winners Sevilla face Slavia Prague and Zenit St Petersburg play Villarreal.Elsewhere, Inter are handed Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League last-16 draw, while Napoli will face Red Bull Salzburg.Valencia, who knocked out Celtic, have been pitted against Russian club Krasnodar while Dinamo Zagreb will play Portuguese outfit Benfica.🔸OFFICIAL: ROUND OF 16 DRAW!🔸😃 or 😩 ❓ #UELdraw— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 22, 2019WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.Europa League round of 16 drawChelsea v Dynamo KievEintracht Frankfurt v Inter MilanDinamo Zagreb v BenficaNapoli v SalzburgValencia v KrasnodarSevilla v Slavia PragueArsenal v RennesZenit St Petersburg v VillarrealFirst legs will be played on March 7, second legs on March 14last_img read more

first_imgSalman Khan too old to romance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah – say netizensVarinder ChawlaAs soon as the official confirmation of Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt being roped in for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next movie Inshallah was made, series of reactions started pouring in on social media.While some of the fans are excited to know more details about the movie and the characters, there are some who are strictly against the idea of Salman romancing Alia. Although it is not confirmed if the two lead characters will have a romantic angle, fans are already not comfortable with the idea of seeing them as love couples.A number of tweets have been made suggesting that Salman is too old to romance Alia onscreen. Salman (53) is over double the age of Alia (26), and hence, many are not comfortable with the idea of portraying them as love birds in the movie.Some of the fans went to the extent of suggesting that Salman will fit into the role of playing Alia’s uncle or father. However, there are a few who are of the opinion that Bhansali and Salma are aware of the age difference, and hence, it will be an unorthodox love story, if at all a love story.Others put forward the example of Dear Zindagi in which Alia and Shah Rukh Khan were seen sharing an unconventional relationship, and their chemistry was actually liked by the audience. Positive lot of the fans have been saying that Bhansali is smart enough to create a special chemistry between the two, and people should not be negative about it without knowing any details of the film.Check some of the tweets:ALIA ALSO MY FAV .. But salman romance alia !!! Noooo Baap beti wala romance ho jayega ..— ABCDE (@ABCDE30023598) March 19, 2019Salman will Romance with Alia ?? BC main Race3 Dubara dekhna chahunga ??— Adi (@Aditya__17) March 19, 2019Salman will romance Alia….?????— Aayushi (@Aayushis1234) March 19, 2019Salman with Alia. This isn’t something i can’t digest rather this is something i won’t digest.Sanjay Leela Bhansali take a note that Salman shouldn’t romance with Alia.— SRK FAN JIMMY (@iamjimmyjinx) March 19, 2019So 53 years old Salman is going to romance with 26 years old Alia.. Great.. Hope it is an unconventional romance,something like old guy with young girl. ?— Josh.. (@sidhartha0082) March 19, 2019SLB isn’t that plain stupid who will make Alia romance Salman, even Salman won’t like that too. Calm the fuck down , they ain’t romancing in the movie— vipul. (@Vipultweets_) March 19, 2019Salman key saath Alia ka romance uncle key saath bachi?— Ayesha Mazhar (@AyeshaM20359973) March 19, 2019This is going to b such a cheap Jodi. Salman looks like her father or may b elder brother but definitely not romancing hero. Was there no other actress to match up with Salman. Alia is great but too young for romancing Salman— Apps (@Apps0107) March 19, 2019This is the first time Salman and Alia will be seen sharing screen space, and both the stars are excited to be part of the project. Salman has collaborated with the veteran director after 20 years as their last film together was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.”It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey,” the superstar tweeted.Alia too shared her excitement by tweeting, “Dream with your eyes wide open they say & I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together & I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful journey called Inshallah”.last_img read more

first_imgOil prices rose in early Asian trade on Thursday, rebounding on a weaker U.S. dollar after falling around 3 percent or more in the previous session following a surprisingly large build in U.S. crude and distillate stocks last week.”The weaker dollar is providing support for oil prices today. The direction of oil prices is governed by supply and the strength of the dollar,” said Jonathan Barratt, chief investment officer at Sydney’s Ayers Alliance.The U.S. dollar index slipped against a basket of currencies on Thursday. A weaker dollar makes greenback-denominated commodities including oil cheaper for holders of other currencies.U.S. crude futures had climbed 12 cents to $44.82 a barrel by 2025 EST, after falling $1.65, or 3.6 percent, in the previous session.Brent crude futures climbed 10 cents to $46.99 a barrel after settling $1.33 lower, or 2.8 percent, at the previous close.That came after U.S. crude inventories rose 2.3 million barrels to 1.221 billion barrels in the week to Aug. 26, data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. That compared with analyst expectations of a 921,000-barrel increase.Distillate stocks, which include diesel and heating oil, unexpectedly rose by 1.5 million barrels, while gasoline inventories fell by 691,000 barrels, about half the forecast drawdown. “In the absence of any price shocks, oil prices remain rangebound – as soon as oil gets down to the lower end of $40 a barrel prices find support. When oil gets down to $40-$42 investors buy, when it gets to $48-$50 they sell again”, Barratt said.Speculation the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil producers might agree to curb output at talks in Algeria later this month helped fuel an 11-percent rise in crude prices in August, the best monthly return since April.But optimism of an output freeze has since waned.”The market is very complacent on whether OPEC can come up with a supply freeze deal. The market doesn’t believe OPEC has the ability to achieve an agreement freezing supply,” Barratt added.Investors are also waiting for U.S. non-farm payroll data on Friday to give the market direction, ANZ Bank said in a note.last_img read more

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Road-warrior entrepreneurs and wanderlust travel enthusiasts know that there is nothing worse than struggling with your luggage. A lost bag can turn a weekend getaway into an expensive headache pretty quickly.That’s why a team of self-described “group of geeks” with “a passion for travel, technology and design” have come together to raise the bar when it comes to baggage. Their Bluesmart crowdfunding campaign running on Indiegogo has raised more than $1 million, which is more than 2,000 percent of its $50,000 goal.The Bluesmart suitcase pairs with an app on your phone. You can lock the suitcase from your phone, track its location, and, thanks to a sensor in the handle, get a digital weight reading by lifting up the suitcase. Sensors inside the suitcase automatically lock the travel-on size suitcase if you part from your bag.Related: With Help From Zuck, This Campaign Just Became Indiegogo’s Most Funded Project YetThis next feature is clutch. How many times have you wandered around an airport searching for an outlet behind vending machines and in scuzzy hallway corners? An electronic charger built into the suitcase allows travelers to charge two devices at once with the Bluesmart and the suitcase charger has enough power for six smartphone charges at a time.The product also aims to be a Fitbit of sorts for your travel life. It will track your miles traveled, airports visited and time spent in each country and display it on your Bluesmart app. Synced with your digital calendar, the app will also send you travel and packing reminders.The modern-looking, blue and black suitcase has a front pouch that make for easy laptop and tablet access, making fishing out your tech gadgets in the airport security line so much less stressful.Related: 12 Facts About the Human Brain That Will Make Your Marketing More Successful (Infographic)Super early adopter rates of $195 have sold out, but for $235, a donor to the crowdfunding campaign can get a Bluesmart suitcase when they come out in August 2015. The suitcases are expected to retail at $450 or more. Its makers say they have a working prototype that has been manufactured by a third-party partner and needs the crowdfunding funds to ramp up production.The team behind Bluesmart isn’t a group of amateurs; some of its members have founded other companies, others have backgrounds in aerospace engineering and product development.  The team also has a sense of humor. The crowdfunding campaign promises to make you the “coolest kid in the airport” and “the ultimate travel baller.” “Take that, James Bond,” the pitch says.Related: Indiegogo Co-Founder: When What It Means to Be a Fearless Entrepreneur ChangesHave a look at their crowdfunding campaign video, embedded below. It’s pretty hilarious. Register Now » 3 min readcenter_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. November 17, 2014last_img read more

first_imgFAR Manager is an open-source Norton Commander clone, that is highly customizable by Ashwin on July 10, 2019 in Software – 14 commentsFAR Manager isn’t new, at least not to most geeks. It has been around for decades and is still actively being developed. The name stands for File and Archive Manager and can be used for basic file operations, and so much more.It is a Win-32 console application, which means it has a text based interface. That’s why it looks like Command Prompt.Speaking of which, you can use all CMD commands in FAR Manager. So, if you ever missed having to type commands for changing the directory like “CD D:Games” or copying files like “Copy C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\Far.exe D:\Portable\FAR\”, go nuts.Tip: Check out other alternative file managers for Windows such as Altap Salamander or Multi Commander.FAR Manager Viewer and Plugins While the application does support opening files in your default program choice for that format, it does have a built-in File viewer and Editor. To access it, use the F3 key, and it should open the text in the same window. Hit F6 to edit the document, as if you were using a command line Notepad. You can add support for more file types by using Plugins.I wanted to side-step the topic, FAR Manager plugins, because there are “FAR” too many for me to suggest. But it is not easy to avoid the topic. Every thing you need from spell check, editor and file management enhancements, networking and security tools, macro plugins, etc., are available from the Plugin page.The biggest highlight of the program, is perhaps the fact that it is highly customizable even without plugins. To access the program’s Settings, press F9 and use the keyboard to navigate to the Options that appear at the top of the screen. Or, right-click near the top of the window, to open the menu-bar with the options displayed in expanded view. You can change the interface options, colors, elements, set to open that you want to hide/display, basically anything you want to make the program look and function the way you want it to be.While it is primarily optimized for keyboard shortcuts, FAR Manager does offer full support for the mouse, which you can use for scrolling, left-click etc. When you right-click inside the program’s window, you will see your regular context-menu, which has all the options from your Windows’ File Explorer. That’s not bad though. In fact, I think it makes it user-friendly for people who haven’t tried the program yet, or are unfamiliar with command line switches and commands.FAR Manager is free, and open-source. It is available in a portable version that you can try on 32-bit and 64-bit computers.Who remembers Norton Commander and Norton Ghost? They were amazing programs back in the day. FAR Manager is often referred to as a Norton Commander clone, but regardless of that it is a great File Explorer replacement.Now you: Which text-based file manager do you like?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 4 votes Software Name FAR ManagerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category ProductivityPrice FreeLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Share Tweet Submit You’re in for a treat today, apart from the discount on the ridiculously expensive iMac Pro, you can avail a $800 discount on the 15-inch MacBook Pro as well as $100 off the GoPro HERO6.Save $800 on 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar & $100 Off on GoPro HERO6.High-end hardware going on discount is a rarity these days. But they do knock on our door one day or the other. Today, we have two great deals at hand. One is on a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and the other on GoPro HERO6 action camera.$800 off 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. Going for $2,799 on a regular day, B&H is offering the late 2016 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for just $1,999. This beast packs a 2.7GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU along with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of PCIe based storage and AMD Radeon Pro 455 graphics with 2GB of dedicated memory. If that wasn’t enough, it comes in a Space Grey finish for that ultimate stealthy look.Buy MacBook Pro with Touch Bar [B&H link]$100 Off GoPro HERO6.center_img In a discount-free world, the GoPro HERO6 will set you back $499, but with the price coming down to $399, it turns into an interesting buy all of a sudden. The HERO6 is an action camera capable of recording video in 4K at 60 frames per second. If that doesn’t sound too good, then you’ll be pleased to learn that it can churn out 240 frames too if you bring down the resolution to 1080p. It features twice the performance compared to its predecessor, the HERO5. So what are you waiting for? Rule the outdoors with this bad boy!Buy GoPro HERO6 [Amazon link]last_img read more

first_imgNews | Prostate Cancer | April 08, 2016 Common Prostate Cancer Treatments Suppress Immune Response, May Promote Relapse Researchers suggest careful consideration of timing, combination of chemo- and radiation therapies Image courtesy of Imago Systems Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Related Content News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more center_img The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more April 8, 2016 — Prostate cancer patients and their doctors may want to think twice about the best timing for chemotherapy or radiation therapy in conjunction with a common nonsurgical treatment, based on international research findings. The study was led by UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators.Researchers using mouse models found that many medical androgen deprivation therapies (ADTs) — the most commonly used nonsurgical treatments for prostate cancer — may suppress patients’ adaptive immune responses, preventing immunotherapies from working if both treatments are used but not sequenced properly. ADTs are anti-hormone therapies that decrease the body’s levels of androgens, the type of hormone that is required for prostate cancer to survive and grow.The study findings were published this week in Science Translational Medicine.“Medical ADTs have been used for a half-century to treat prostate cancer, and promising clinical results for cancer immunotherapy have led to attempts to combine it and other standard-of-care therapies with immunotherapy to treat the disease,” said senior author and principal investigator Yang-Xin Fu, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology and immunology.Relapse of prostate tumors, however, has been a major problem.“While surgical ADT — castration — works well with immunotherapy, we determined that some androgen receptor antagonists could reduce the T-cell response against prostate cancer, leading to early tumor relapse,” said Fu, who holds the Mary Nell and Ralph B. Rogers Professorship in Immunology and also is a member of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern.In other words, the suppressed immune response caused by medical ADTs blocks the efficacy of immunotherapy and leads to the relapses in cancer commonly seen in clinical trials.“Our study shows that in some patients, this poor response could also be due to the radiation or chemotherapy itself suppressing the immune response,” Fu explained. “These treatments may reduce the tumor burden in the short term, but at the same time, they can suppress the immune response — and because they don’t kill every cancer cell, resistant clones will be selected, especially when the body’s immune response is not mobilized, and the tumor will relapse much more aggressively.Careful regulation of the timing, types and dosage of antiandrogens used with immunotherapy are key to maximizing the anti-tumor effects of combination therapy, the study indicates.“The findings also highlight an underappreciated mechanism of androgen receptor (AR) antagonist-mediated immune suppression and provide a new strategy to enhance the immune response and perhaps prevent or delay the relapse of advanced prostate cancer,” Fu said.More studies are needed, Fu said, but the upshot is that some chemotherapies and radiation therapies should not be used concurrently with immunotherapies.“We hope that our findings will cause physicians to think twice before starting chemotherapy or radiation on their cancer patients, to consider the best way to combine them with immunotherapies,” he said. “The idea is to kill the tumor cells while also considering whether these therapies are suppressing or activating the immune system.”Lead author of the study was Yang Pu, a visiting junior researcher in pathology. Researchers from the University of Chicago, South China University of Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China also contributed. The study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health and China’s Ministry of Science and Technology.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more last_img read more

first_imgOnline enrollment now available with ACTA, plus added perks for members TORONTO – ACTA has announced two new initiatives that benefit both existing and potential members.As of May 17, Independent Travel Agents Contractors wanting to join ACTA can now do so easily by enrolling online. With this new online enrollment process, eligible agents working for an ACTA member agency can join their trade association for a yearly fee of $195, while those working in a non-ACTA member agency can become a member for $295.Agents can enroll at or go to for more information.In addition, ACTA membership cardholders now have instant access to over 2,000 perks from brand name and local vendors. ACTA members can now save thousands of dollars every year on a wide variety of goods and services, including travel, entertainment, dining, electronics, fitness, insurance, apparel and more. In addition, the program includes over 400 Health & Wellness offers that make pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle easier and more affordable.More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthThis program is available to all qualified employees working in an ACTA Member Agency, Certified Travel Counsellors (CTC), Certified Travel Managers (CTM) and Independent Contractors. << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Tags: ACTAcenter_img Travelweek Group Posted by Friday, May 18, 2018 last_img read more

first_imgIn a reminder that Costa Rica’s Catholic Church is still woefully stuck in the past, one of its highest leaders on Sunday used the annual pilgrimage to Cartago, which draws an estimated 2 million people each year, to speak out against legalizing gay civil unions and in vitro fertilization.During a Sunday sermon to commemorate the annual romería, or pilgrimage, to the colonial city of Cartago and its Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles, San José Archbishop José Rafael Quirós made several references to the need for families to be integrated by a husband and wife, calling marriage between a man and a woman a “patrimony of humanity.”To prove this point, Quirós cited the biblical figures of Joseph and Mary, urging “all nations” to “consider this reality.”In the audience were Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís and First Lady Mercedes Peñas.Quirós also mentioned proposed legislation to legalize IVF, which Solís’ administration this week sent to the Legislative Assembly for consideration. Costa Rica is the only country in the Western Hemisphere to ban IVF, and Solís’ promotion of the bill responds to a requirement to do so by the San José-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights.Three years have passed since the court condemned Costa Rica for prohibiting IVF. Costa Rica has continued to ignore that ruling, primarily because of conservative Christians in the Assembly and a powerful Catholic Church that still influences politics in this small Central American country of just under 5 million.“There is no lack of international pressure tied to aid” to obligate the adoption of “certain reproductive policies,” Quirós claimed.Fulfilling a campaign promise, Solís this week also promoted the legalization of gay civil unions via another piece of proposed legislation sent to lawmakers.To read more of the archbishop’s thinking, follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook Comments Related posts:Solís administration cagey on plans for gay union, in vitro fertilization bills Pope Francis shows off his new Sele jersey Pope says Catholics should not have to procreate ‘like rabbits’ Pope Francis kicks off Mexico tour addressing drug trafficking and violencelast_img read more

first_imgTHAI Introduces New Customer Travel ExperienceTHAI Introduces New Customer Travel Experience with Thai Airways Mobile AppThai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has launched a new “Thai Airways” mobile application, with a new look that makes the customer travel experience more comfortable and convenient. The new mobile application increases channels for more customer reach as well as customer service.Mr. Wiwat Piyawiroj, THAI Executive Vice President, Commercial, said that THAI has developed a new application under the name “Thai Airways,” which improves the customer travel experience, making it more convenient for return customers as the new application will save information from previous searches and the passenger’s past travel itineraries. The application makes it easier for customers to make reservations, payments, check-in, and check other information before and after the journey, as well as other THAI promotions and special offers.The new Thai Airways mobile application offers new capabilities, such as flight information and travel itinerary, travel reminder, Royal Orchid Plus membership services, E-Boarding Pass within the application, displaying flight details on smart watches that are linked with the application, and other services such as hotel reservation, car rental, and travel insurance.Passengers who apply for Royal Orchid Plus membership from today onward, then log-in, make flight reservations through the Thai Airways mobile application, and travel with THAI will receive 3,500 miles. The Thai Airways mobile application may be downloaded through the App Store (iOS operating system) and through Google Play (Android operating system).Source = THAIlast_img read more

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Enchantment Group, a spa and resort development and management company, announced today the Villas at Mii amo, a private enclave of eight homes to be built adjacent to Mii amo, a destination spa at Enchantment Resort, in Sedona.Gluckman-Mayner Architects, the firm responsible for the acclaimed Mii amo spa, are designing the approximately 3,200-square-foot Villas at Mii amo. Known for projects such as the Dia Center for the Arts in New York, The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh and The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and Study Center in Santa Fe, the esteemed architects have skillfully designed the homes. “A resort way of life awaits each resident,” said Mark Grenoble, president of Enchantment Group. “The Villas at Mii amo weave together the finest in architecture and spa amenities, to create an exclusive community set against one of the most spectacular natural settings in the world.”In addition to the amenities at Mii amo, owners will be permitted to use the facilities at Enchantment Resort such as the swimming pools, tennis courts, croquet lawn and pitch ‘n putt golf course. They will also have priority dining reservations at the Mii amo café, as well as Yavapai Restaurant and Tii Gavo at Enchantment Resort.Residents will benefit from having an onsite concierge staff, 24-hour guarded gatehouse and resort charging privileges, as well as housekeeping, laundry and childcare services provided by Enchantment Resort and Mii amo.For more information, please visit or call 928-204-6261.last_img read more

first_img by The Associated Press Posted May 21, 2019 4:09 am PDT Jury member Elle Fanning, left, and jury president Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu pose for photographers upon arrival at the opening ceremony and the premiere of the film ‘The Dead Don’t Die’ at the 72nd international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email CANNES, France — Elle Fanning says she fainted at a Cannes Film Festival dinner because he dress was too tight.The 21-year-old actress collapsed at the Chopard Trophee dinner Monday evening at Cannes. Fanning later posted a message with a thumbs-up photo on Instagram saying she was “all good” despite what she called a fainting spell from her snug Prada gown.Fanning is on the jury in Cannes. She’s the youngest person ever to be on the nine-person panel that will decide the Palme d’Or.The Associated Press Elle Fanning OK after fainting at Cannes dinnerlast_img read more

first_imgCalls for a new kind of popcorn movie: ‘We need Indigenous people in space’ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO — Director Alexandra Lazarowich is making a movie about a successful New York City fashion designer returning home to rural Canada, her fiance in tow.Except there’s a twist: The fashionista happens to be Cree — and home is a Northern Alberta reserve.“I wanted to show that Indigenous women can be loved and not end up as just a prop in someone’s film,” Lazarowich said.“There isn’t a romantic comedy which features an Indigenous woman who gets to be in love, stay in love and doesn’t come from a completely dysfunctional family.”Lazarowich, a Sundance Film Festival award winner, is hopeful her film marks a step in the right direction for Canada’s entertainment industry. She also wants to see progress built from last week’s report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, which called on “all governments to adequately fund and support Indigenous-led initiatives” in media and the arts.Lazarowich would like to see it lead to a greater commitment to resources for Indigenous stories, but she’s not waiting around for others to shatter damaging stereotypes.Her project, “2 Funerals, a Round Dance and a Wedding,” will cover the romcom genre, and she hopes other creators — and especially financiers — take heed and consider venturing into other worlds too. “We need Indigenous people in space,” she says. “We need Indigenous people in the future.”Research has shown that media representation has a pivotal impact on public perception, especially when it comes to minorities. The fewer examples of visibility there are in Canadian pop culture, the more damaging stereotypical and negative portrayals can be.Journalist Betty Ann Adam, whose experience as a victim of the Sixties Scoop was outlined in the NFB documentary “Birth of a Family,” says the recommendation in the MMIWG report may emphasize too strongly the government’s responsibility in media.She says the responsibility must also lie on Canada’s private broadcasters and film distributors to “take action” in their own ways.“It’s incumbent on all Canadian producers, casting directors and music directors at every radio station,” she says.“Don’t just relegate them to the Indigenous Hour.”Adrian Sutherland, the lead singer in Attawapiskat-based band Midnight Shine, says he doesn’t believe Canada is ready to fully embrace Indigenous artists quite yet, particularly on the music scene where only a few acts have broken into the Canadian mainstream.His band, which formed in 2011, incorporates his experiences in a northern Ontario community with radio-friendly pop-rock hooks. Despite their best efforts, Midnight Shine continues to exist on the periphery of what’s popular.“We’ve tried to push our music to the big boys, the big broadcasters, and we’ve spent a tremendous amount of resources… and have got nowhere,” he says.“There definitely is a shift in people’s minds, but for actual real… change, I don’t believe that, I think it’s garbage. I know how hard we’ve been working, pushing and pushing, and I don’t know what else we could be doing at this point to get more shows. For me, I think it’s going to take a little while longer for things to change and really get moving in the right direction.”Sutherland hasn’t given up, however, and every so often there are glimmers of hope Midnight Shine will break out.Last year, the band’s cover of Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold,” which featured a verse in Mushkegowuk Cree, became their most-streamed song on Spotify. They’re hoping for similar success with a music video for the single “Leather Skin.”Actor and rapper Ronnie Dean Harris says his own experiences in Canada’s entertainment industry have taught him some important lessons about representation.Early in his career, he played a rapping meth cook on “Moccasin Flats,” a 2004 co-production of APTN and Showcase. The TV series captured a bleak picture of drugs and poverty on Regina’s urban reserve, but Harris believes some non-Indigenous viewers without context might’ve seen his character merely as a negative stereotype.“We have to think about what we’re saying and what effect it has,” he says.“It’s the symbolism that’s being put out there into the Canadian consciousness that needs to change … We don’t need any more really terrible stories being told, I don’t think.”These days, Harris says he’s focused on projects that fill gaps in representation. He’s interested in documentaries on unexplored perspectives on Canadian history, while he recently lent his voice to the upcoming animated kids’ series “Molly of Denali,” which features a 10-year-old Indigenous girl as the titular character.And he’s got other ideas in his head too, like a buddy cop film with an Indigenous lead, and an ensemble piece similar to “Superbad,” but set on a reserve.Lazarowich — whose forthcoming romantic comedy will break similar barriers — says there continues to be a “systemic problem in a lot of the art” that winds up playing in theatres, on television and streaming platforms.Stories told by non-Indigenous creators often end up “lacking so much” context, she says, at times representing tired stereotypes or leaning too heavily on storylines of misfortune.“My nieces and nephews don’t have that many Indigenous people to look up to as heroes, and I think that’s a really important thing growing up,” says the director of “Fast Horse,” which picked up the short film jury prize at Sundance in January.“Who we are is joy, and sometimes tragedy, and we need to see the full spectrum on the big screen.” by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 9, 2019 7:00 am PDT Follow @dfriend on Twitter.David Friend, The Canadian Presslast_img read more