The Toronto Stars Tanya Talaga shortlisted for RBC Taylor book prize

first_imgTanya Talaga’s Seven Fallen Feathers traces the lives and deaths of several teens in Thunder Bay. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Also making the cut is Stephen R. Bown’s Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on Bering’s Great Voyage to Alaska (Douglas & McIntyre), about the explorers sent across Russia by Peter the Great to seek a route to North America.In addition to the winner’s prize, the runners-up will each receive $5,000.The winner also gets to award a $10,000 emerging writers prize to an author of their choosing. That prize will be handed out shortly after the winner is named.A jury including Christine Elliott, Anne Giardini and James Polk evaluated 153 non-fiction Canadian written books submitted by 110 Canadian and international publishers.The RBC Taylor Prize was set up in 1993 to honour journalist Charles Taylor. Login/Register With: Advertisement Non-fiction books about life as an ER doctor and indigenous teens who died in and near Thunder Bay are among the titles shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize.A three-member jury announced five finalists for the $30,000 award, to be handed out Feb. 26 in Toronto.James Maskalyk’s Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine (Doubleday Canada) contrasts medicine as practised in a world-class Toronto hospital to the bare bones clinics in Sudan and Ethiopia. Meanwhile, Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City (House of Anansi Press), from Toronto Star reporter Tanya Talaga, traces the lives and deaths of several teens in northern Ontario.Other books in the running include: Max Wallace’s look at the final days of the Second World War, In the Name of Humanity (Allen Lane Canada); and Daniel Coleman’s exploration of the Niagara Escarpment, Yardwork: A Biography of an Urban Place(Wolsak and Wynn). Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Pipelines UN immigration feature as protest convoy reaches Parliament Hill

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – A convoy of Canadians fed up with the Liberal government rolled into Ottawa Tuesday with demands as varied as their vehicles.The United We Roll convoy began in Red Deer, Alta., on Valentine’s Day and made its way east over four days with stops for rallies along the way. After four days of cross-country driving, the convoy mustered in Arnprior, Ont., just outside the capital but got off to a late start Tuesday morning. With police escorts, its trucks, buses and cars hit downtown Ottawa after the morning rush hour, disrupting the city only slightly.Scores of semis, pickups and other vehicles occupied several blocks of the street in front of Parliament as about 150 people gathered in knee-deep snow on the Hill for speeches by organizers and a handful of conservative lawmakers. One placard on a truck outside Parliament declared NO to “UN/globalism, carbon tax, tanker ban, dirty foreign oil, open borders” and YES to “Charge Trudeau with treason, Energy East, yes to pipe lines, look after veterans, photo ID & Canadian citizenship to vote.”Other signs backed a variety of causes, including Canadian agriculture and protecting free speech. One called on Canadians to eat beef.Started by Glen Carritt, the owner of an oilfield fire and safety company in Innisfail, Alta., the convoy protesters have demanded the Liberal government scrap the carbon tax and two bills that overhaul environmental assessments of energy projects and ban oil tankers from the northern coast of British Columbia.“The core message is we need immediate action for our pipelines to get in the ground, to get to tidewater and to the rest of Canada,” he told The Canadian Press in a previous interview. About 30 police officers stood between the convoy members and a counter-protest that gathered nearby, focused on Indigenous causes.“It is time that Canada has a prime minister that is proud of our energy sector,” Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told the crowd. He emphasized the convoy members’ demand that the federal government get pipelines built to help get Alberta oil and gas to new markets.Half a dozen Conservative MPs and senators blasted the Liberals’ carbon tax and reiterated their support for the oil and gas sector. They left out another of the convoy organizers’ complaints: that Canada signed a non-binding United Nations agreement on migration in December.The Conservative party opposed the signing of the global compact, although Scheer did not mention it.Nor did People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier, whose omission drew cries from the crowd when he spoke about the importance of the oil industry.“Where’s the UN?” yelled one woman.center_img Mark Friesen, a convoy organizer from Saskatoon, gave one of the day’s first speeches, talking about federal policies as the results of agreements with the United Nations to implement its sustainable development agenda.“You cut the head of the snake off, we get our country back, all of it, including pipelines built, including dumping the carbon tax, including getting rid of the migrant pact,” he said.Friesen, like many of the convoy participants, is affiliated with the populist “yellow-vest” movement, Carritt said the convoy was not itself a yellow-vest protest. Amid concerns the convoy had become a magnet for extremist, anti-immigrant activists, organizers stressed the rally was peaceful and open to anyone fed up with the federal government.Despite charges by its critics, Friesen insisted the yellow-vest movement is not racist or anti-immigrant.“We are a country of immigrants,” he said. “We need more immigration but we need to determine these policies in Canada for Canadians.”Meanwhile after a cabinet meeting inside Parliament’s West Block, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi told reporters he was focused on increasing pipeline capacity.“It’s very unfortunate that the convoy that is here today, their message has drifted away from pipelines to issues that are not relevant to the discussion on pipelines,” the Edmonton MP said.A second day of protests is planned for Wednesday.last_img read more

Former Moroccan Futsal Player Joins the Islamic State

Rabat – A former Moroccan futsal player is thought to have joined the ranks of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known by its Arabic acronym Daesh.Hatim Halawa, a Tetouan native who played for the Moroccan national futsal team, is believed to have joined the terrorist group’s fighters waging war in Syria.The group has been blamed for murders and beheadings in areas under its control in Iraq and Syria. According to local news website Canaltetouan.com, Halawa did not inform his family about the decision to join the ruthless group and only contacted them once he arrived in the Middle East.The player participated with Morocco in the 2012 Futsal World Cup which took place in Thailand. He also embarked on a sporting career in Kuwait and Qatar.According to the Moroccan interior Ministry, an estimated 1,350 Moroccans have joined the ranks of terrorist organizations in the Middle East.Interior Minister Mohammed Hassad said that roughly 2000 Moroccans joined terrorist groups from various European countries.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

Utah rethinks medical pot distribution plan amid pressure

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is considering new ways to distribute medical marijuana amid growing scrutiny from county attorneys who argue a planned state-run dispensary system would put public employees at risk of being prosecuted under federal drug laws.On Tuesday, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County District Attorney Troy Rawlings said current plans to use local health departments throughout the state as pickup points for medical marijuana would make the employees de-facto drug dealers.Marijuana is still banned at the federal level, though a congressional amendment blocks the Justice Department from interfering with medical marijuana programs in states that have them.But some district attorneys said distribution is still risky. “There’s no exemption for a state employee to distribute marijuana,” Rawlings said.More than 30 other states allow medical marijuana in some form. But none have state-run dispensaries because they fear the potential legal fallout, said Chris Lindsey, senior legislative counsel with the Marijuana Policy Project, a Washington-based pro-legalization advocacy group. Utah’s proposal is unique and, if successful, could set a precedent for other states, he said.Advocates who pushed for last year’s voter-approved law legalizing medical marijuana in Utah said they are pleased the state may go back to the plan outlined in the ballot initiative for a network of private dispensaries.That was scrapped when Utah lawmakers made sweeping changes to the ballot measure, and built in the distribution system that uses local health departments.The current plan allows for seven private “cannabis pharmacies,” with a state-run “central fill pharmacy” distributing the remainder of medical marijuana orders through each of the state’s 13 local health departments.Medical marijuana will be available for purchase only by patients with certain medical conditions. Residents can buy the drug at one of the state-selected dispensaries after obtaining a patient card from their medical provider.Desiree Hennessy, director of the Utah Patients Coalition, the main medical marijuana advocacy group that backed the ballot initiative, said she’s grateful legislators are recognizing issues with distribution and finding new ways to make it work. In light of counties resisting the “central fill” concept, Hennessy said she will push state officials to provide more private dispensaries to help distribute the drug.“We didn’t think a central fill was going to be successful, and now that state officials realize that, we can work toward a plan that works … prioritizing private dispensaries,” she said.Republican Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers said the goal of the central-fill pharmacy was to reach patients in rural communities.He said state leaders have been hearing prosecutors’ concerns for months and are exploring alternatives. Possible solutions include modifying how cannabis would be delivered to local health departments, cutting counties out of the distribution process, and replacing the state’s “central fill” system with an additional privately owned dispensary.State officials are expected to meet later this month to discuss and enact changes to the law.House Democratic leaders blasted legislators for making changes to the initial ballot measure.“The Legislature cannot override the will of the voters with failed plans and hope to maintain any kind of trust with the people we are supposed to represent,” the Utah House Democratic Caucus leadership said in a Tuesday statement.Gill, Salt Lake County’s district attorney, said he’s confident state officials will craft a new distribution plan that excludes local health departments.“Whatever solution they come up with, frankly I don’t care, as long as it gets medical cannabis to patients and removes us from the equation,” he said.Utah’s medical cannabis program is set to open next year but has run into other obstacles. Two advocacy groups, Together for Responsible Use and Cannabis Education, or TRUCE, and the Epilepsy Association of Utah are suing the state over changes made to the medical-marijuana ballot initiative.Morgan Smith, The Associated Press read more

Japan trade deficit swells to record 37B in first half as fuel

by News Staff Posted Jul 25, 2012 1:08 am MDT Japan trade deficit swells to record $37B in first half as fuel imports soar AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TOKYO – Japan reported its biggest half-year trade deficit ever as exports weakened and fuel imports soared to keep the power on while most reactors are idled in the aftermath of last year’s nuclear crisis.The Ministry of Finance on Wednesday reported a 2.9 trillion yen ($37.4 billion) trade deficit for the first half ended June 30. The deficit was triple the size of the deficit reported for the same period last year. First half exports fell 2.5 per cent from last year while imports surged 13.1 per cent.The latest trade deficit is the biggest since Japan started compiling such records in 1979.Until this month, all 50 of Japan’s working nuclear reactors were offline after the nuclear crisis set off in March 2011 by a massive earthquake and tsunami. Two reactors are now back online but the country still must rely more on oil and gas to supply electricity.Exports were dented by weaker demand stemming from Europe’s debt crisis. A strong yen also hurt exports.Disruptions to parts supplies caused by the disaster in northeastern Japan have also hurt exports as production of autos and electronics slowed, although have since recovered.Imports surged on the back of the growing cost of importing fuel, including oil, petroleum products, gas and coal.Japan has managed to eke out small trade surpluses in some months over the last year.Earlier this year, Japan reported a record annual trade deficit for the fiscal year ended March. read more

On this night in 1995 you were listening to Ini Kamoze

first_imgWE’RE NOT QUITE sure what a hotstepper is, but we think it’s someone who likes to hang around bikini-wearing ladies in sheds made out of corrugated iron.At least, that’s what the video for Here Comes The Hotstepper shows us, which also explains that a hotstepper is somewhat of a ‘lyrical gangster’.This single reached number three in the Irish charts in 1995, and hung around for 13 weeks. Those were the days.Ex-CUSE me mistah officah!(youpi444/YouTube)On this night in 1997 you were listening to… No Doubt>On this night in 1996 you were listening to… Babylon Zoo>last_img

A Big Fat Greek High Tea for Emily

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Diagnosed with two rare diseases, Idiopathic HyperEosinophilic Syndrome together with a myriad of other features, including postural tachycardia, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Bechets Disease, chronic fatigue, vasculitis and fibromyalgia, to name a few, 16-year-old Emily Karakatsanis has had no quality of life over the past three years.Having been suffering terribly with exhaustion, mouth ulcers, colon ulcers, severe joint pain, breathlessness, dizziness and low blood pressure and migraines with aura, the once exemplary Brighton Secondary College student has had to compromise her studies due to her debilitating symptoms. Her condition causes her to collapse regularly and suffer from ongoing dehydration, among other things. “She’s been in and out of hospitals and has barely made it to school, missing nine months last year and only attending for an hour-and-a-half each day this year,” her mother, Lauren Karakatsanis, tells Neos Kosmos. “Emily is currently in Year 11 and has sadly just had to exit her VCE due to the illness attacking her immune system.”Australia does not have the means to provide the right treatment for the rare combination diseases, leading the family to seek medical consultations and management solutions in London and the United States.“Most of her specialists are in America at the Mayo Clinic and The National Institute of Health in Washington,” she explains. “They have several research teams studying her at present but so far little progress has been made. The medical field says she is one of a kind − we always thought that anyway − but she certainly has some of the best specialists in the world perplexed, and hence our sense of desperation grows.”So far, medical specialists in multiple countries have tried four different therapies without positive outcome. After exhausting so many other options, Emily began chemotherapy treatment on Friday 17 June and unfortunately, even this invasive therapy has been stopped after day five of 30 consecutive days, as she is suffering with rare side effects from the drug. The family will soon embark on another journey to America to meet with leading world specialists, in the hopes that they can suppress Emily’s immune system, with the cost of the trip to be in excess of US$50,000. Her doctors believe they have a drug and symptoms management plan which may help Emily, but it is expected to cost over $80,000 dollars and, since it is not available in Australia, may require Emily to live in the States for three to six months. As a result, Emily and her family have been under much financial strain. Moreover, in an unfortunate turn of events, Emily’s little brother Charlie, aged six, is also believed to be carrying a variant of the same disease requiring medical consultations, testing and genetic testing in America alongside his sister.“If a cure or treatment to her disease is not found, Emily will die of vital organ failure,” her mum says.“We do not know if she will be able to continue with this treatment. Sadly, because of her Mast Cell condition, her body rejects everything, even medications that can potentially help her. We have made a decision as a family that this will be the last fundraiser held for our daughter. Our pride has been lost and Emily is just too tired to keep going through the emotional toll it takes on her, let alone the physical. “As we have lost everything in this fight for our daughter, we truly need the help of our local community and I am hoping you can assist us once more. “My beautiful friends are holding a fundraiser for Emily to assist us in getting her back to America in January for one last shot at trying to find a cure or at least something to control this rare disease she has,” Mr Karakatsanis continues.The event, My Big Fat Greek High Tea, will take place on Sunday 16 October at The International, in Brighton, organised by a group of close friends and local business owners who are trying to find some hope for Emily. The family is also holding a mini Camilla Fashion show which will be modelled by five of Emily’s friends, all of whom have cancer and are undergoing treatments with Emily. Jimmy Hellas, an international dance choreographer, will also be there, getting everyone up to do the Zorba, while live band Strofes will be offering their time to provide great music. Vanilla Cakes and Lounge will be donating all of the cakes (approximately 800 pieces) including spanakopita and tiropita. Meanwhile, Zouki cafe (Monash Clayton campus) which provides catering and food to all of Melbourne’s major government hospitals, is donating all of the sandwiches and antipasto platters for every table and coffee. “We are wanting this to be a classy take on the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and we have had amazing sponsorship towards our gift bags so far, not to mention all the food items donated for the high tea, which is incredible.”“We would really love to get as many people there as possible as every donation, even the smallest, means the world to us,” Emily’s mum concludes, thanking everyone for their help.Neos Kosmos, as one of the sponsors, will also be offering copies of the Weekend English edition and DVDs of the My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 film.If you wish to make a monetary contribution, please donate to: Account Name: Emily Desiree Boardman Karakatsanis BSB: 193 879 Account Number: 432263584 Bank of Melbourne Or go to webpage: GoFundMe.com/hope4emilymedicallast_img read more

LAfssaps alerte sur lusage abusif de certains médicaments contre le nez bouché

first_imgL’Afssaps alerte sur l’usage abusif de certains médicaments contre le nez bouchéDans un communiqué, l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé appelle à respecter les précautions d’utilisation des médicaments contre le rhume contenant un vasodilatateur. Quinze “cas graves d’effets indésirables” ont été signalés depuis début 2011.Alors que le rhume gagne de plus en plus de personnes depuis l’arrivée des jours d’hiver, c’est une information importante qu’a tenue à communiquer l’Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps). Depuis le 1er janvier 2011, elle a recensé pas moins de quinze “cas graves d’effets indésirables” chez des patients ayant pris un médicament contenant un vasoconstricteur. Ces traitements sont utilisés pour diminuer la sensation de nez bouché, en cas de rhume et peuvent se présenter sous différentes formes. Il s’agit de solutions pour pulvérisation nasale (sur prescription médicale), comme Aturgyl, Dérinox, Déturgylone, Rhinofluimucil, ou de médicaments à prendre par voie orale (accessibles sans ordonnance), seuls ou associés à une autre substance active (paracétamol, ibuprofène), comme Sudafed, Actifed Rhume, Dolirhume, Humex Rhume, Rhinadvil, Rhinureflex. Des molécules qui sont aujourd’hui largement utilisées avec pour le Dérinox par exemple, plus de 3 millions de prescriptions par an et pour l’Actifed Rhume Jour et Nuit plus de 3 millions de boites vendues chaque année. Or, ces médicaments peuvent causer des effets indésirables graves au niveau cardiaque tel que de l’hypertension artérielle, crise d’angor ou angine de poitrine mais aussi au niveau neurologique avec des convulsions, des troubles du comportement ou des accidents vasculaires, et ce, notamment s’ils ne sont pas utilisés conformément à leur autorisation de mise sur le marché. Aussi, l’Afssaps rappelle aux patients de “ne pas recourir de manière abusive à ces médicaments”, de “toujours vérifier auprès de leur médecin ou de leur pharmacien s’ils sont bien adaptés à leur cas” ainsi que de “ne pas les associer entre eux”, relaye l’AFP.5 jours de traitement au maximumÀ lire aussiAntihistaminique : qu’est-ce que c’est ? A quoi ça sert ?Contre-indiqués chez l’enfant de moins de 15 ans, ces médicaments sont également déconseillés en cas d’hypertension artérielle, d’antécédents d’accident vasculaire cérébral ou de facteurs de risque d’AVC, d’insuffisance coronarienne sévère, d’antécédents de convulsions. En outre, la durée maximale de traitement ne doit pas excéder 5 jours et la posologie maximale journalière ne doit pas être dépassée. Des recommandations et contre-indications qui figurent sur les notices de ces produits, suite aux résultats de deux enquêtes françaises de pharmacovigilance. L’Afssaps précise néanmoins : “une actualisation de l’enquête française est en cours, afin d’envisager si besoin des actions supplémentaires”. Le 16 décembre 2011 à 16:33 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Des Indiens du Mexique menacés de famine à cause des aléas climatiques

first_imgDes Indiens du Mexique menacés de famine à cause des aléas climatiquesAprès les gels de l’hiver et la sécheresse exceptionnelle de l’été, les Indiens Raramuris du Mexique sont gravement menacés de famine. Cette année particulièrement difficile au niveau climatique pour le Mexique menace de famine 220.000 Raramuris, une ethnie du nord du Mexique. “Il n’y a pas de nourriture, il n’y a pas de travail”, relate un jeune Mexicain. Avec les élections présidentielles de juillet, la dure réalité de cette communauté focalise aujourd’hui l’attention du pays. En particulier après que, mi-janvier, des rumeurs de suicides par grèves de la faim d’une cinquantaine de Raramuris ont circulé. Des bruits qui ont prospéré sur fond de sécheresse, estimée par le président Felipe Calderon comme étant la pire depuis des décennies. À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Celle-ci s’est en effet cumulée au déficit hydrique de l’hiver en raison du gel et a privé les torrents d’alimentation en eau. Ainsi, les habitants n’ont même pas pu arroser leurs maigres cultures qui leur permettaient habituellement de survivre. Octavio Hijar, l’un des responsables de la fondation qui accueille les Indiens, explique à l’AFP qu’on n’a pour l’heure signalé ni suicide ni cas de malnutrition sévère mais qu’on constate effectivement “une pénurie alimentaire, à cause de l’absence de neige puis de pluie”. Il avertit également que la situation pourrait s’aggraver “de mars à juin”.”Nous n’avons pas de nourriture. Ni maïs, ni haricot et nous n’en avons quasiment pas eu de l’année”, affirme une Indienne qui attend, comme plusieurs centaines d’autres de recevoir une aide alimentaire. De longues files d’hommes et de femmes de tous âges, enveloppés dans des couvertures pour se protéger du froid et emportant comme ils le peuvent les paquets qu’ils viennent de recevoir. Mais le climat n’est pas le seul responsable de cette détresse des Raramuris. En effet, la région est également contrôlée par la mafia et le crime organisé. La ville la plus peuplée de l’Etat, Ciudad Juarez, est frontalière avec les Etats-Unis et est aujourd’hui la plus meurtrière du pays avec 1.206 homicides de janvier à septembre, selon des chiffres officiels. Les touristes ont donc déserté la région ce qui a accentué le chômage dans cette zone. Selon Cesar Duarte, gouverneur de l’Etat venu présider une distribution d’aide alimentaire, si l’absence de pluie “n’a pas permis de générer la vie en 2011, seulement 28 personnes sont mortes de dénutrition”, contre 47 en 2010. Le 24 janvier 2012 à 16:49 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Airbnb in Hot Water Again Over Hidden Cameras

first_imgStay on target Airbnb For Work Simplifies Business TravelAirbnb’s Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Rental Is a Hot Dog Lover’s Paradise Airbnb has a serious hidden camera problem.A week after The Atlantic reported on Peeping Tom hosts, a California couple did anything but smile upon discovering they were on candid camera.Christian Aranda and Alondra Salas wanted some quiet time together. So they booked a one-night stay in Garden Grove, not far from their Santa Ana home.Billed as “cozy and romantic,” the dream room quickly turned into a nightmare.According to the local ABC affiliate, the pair found a hidden camera disguised as a smoke detector—hanging directly over the bed.“It’s disgusting, that there’s people out there, recording you, getting intimate,” Salas told the news station. “They have this labeled as a romantic getaway on Airbnb.”The next morning, they confronted the homeowner—whose name has not been released—and called the police.The camera, it turns out, was not turned on and nothing of Aranda and Salas’s night was recorded; Garden Grove officers say no crime was committed.Airbnb does allow “any mechanism that can be used to capture or transmit audio, video, or still images,” including Wi-Fi cameras, nanny cameras, Web cameras, baby monitors, and surveillance systems.Hosts, however, are required to list any such devices in their House Rules, and disclose if an active recording is taking place.“The safety and privacy of our community—both online and offline—is our priority,” Airbnb said in a statement emailed to Geek. “We take reports of any violations very seriously.”Following Salas and Aranda’s complaint, Airbnb provided a full refund and removed the unidentified host from its site. That’s not enough, though.“They need to do something about this because not only [were we] in the room with the cameras,” Aranda said, “but 24 other people who left reviews were in the room with cameras, as well.The couple are considering legal action against the homeowner and Airbnb.It’s obvious why someone might want to spy on strangers staying in their home; evidence of theft, vandalism, or deception is always helpful for the police.But it’s against Airbnb’s rules, and can result in an investigation, removal from the site, and possible jail time.That hasn’t stopped some folks, though, according to The Atlantic, which highlighted the issue in a recent in-depth article.More on Geek.com:Airbnb to Acquire Last-Minute Booking Service HotelTonightAirbnb Host Admits to Killing Guest Over Unpaid $149 BillAirlines: Creepy Entertainment Screen Cameras ‘Not In Use’last_img read more

WWE announces WrestleMania 32 tickets onsale party

first_img Videos Articles Pinterest Sasha Banks Alexa Bliss Will Be In The Royal Rumble Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss The following was issued by WWE on Thursday.Get WrestleMania 32 tickets at the On-Sale Party on Nov. 5One night before WrestleMania 32 tickets go on sale to the general public, WWE Universe members in the Dallas area will have an opportunity to score tickets at the official On-Sale Party at AT&T Stadium! This one of a kind event is FREE and open to the public.Join WWE Hall of Famers, Superstars and Divas on the Dallas Cowboys field Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. CT, as The Road to WrestleMania heats up.The party will feature live NXT matches and include special appearances by “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Lita, Booker T, Lana and Mark Henry, as well as Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson and Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams. Corey Graves, Fan Axxess emcee Christian Litke and Greg Hamilton will co-host the big event.The following NXT matches will take place during the evening:Samoa Joe vs. Baron CorbinApollo Crews vs. Tye DillingerAsuka vs. Peyton RoyceThe Hype Bros. vs. Blake & MurphyCarmella vs. Alexa BlissIn addition to WrestleMania 32 tickets, select WrestleMania gear will also be available for purchase at AT&T Stadium on Nov. 5. Fans can bring one item to the stadium to be autographed, but must adhere to the AT&T Stadium bag policy.WrestleMania 32 tickets will be available at the AT&T Stadium box office beginning at 4 p.m. CT. Doors to the stadium open at 5 p.m. CT for the Party. Fans can enter through Entries A, C, K, & H. Complimentary parking will be available at the stadium. Don’t miss the biggest WrestleMania On-Sale Party in history!*Autographs granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Talent subject to change.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa BlissVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:27/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 40.58%0:02Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Facebook Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injured Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Now Playing Up Next Xavier Woods Now Playing Up Next International Superstar Shake-up Dates Confirmed Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp A&E Network and WWE Studios will be producing five new “Biography” documentaries Twitter Impact Wrestling partners with Booker T’s Reality of Wrestling for the July 6 Deep Impact Videos Articleslast_img read more

1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

first_imgPORTLAND — A fast-moving fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest killed one person, forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency Wednesday.The flames near the city of The Dalles started Tuesday and expanded Wednesday to more than 56 square miles as the fire spread into vast fields of wheat while desperate farmers tried to salvage their crops in the midst of the harvest season.One person was found dead Wednesday a short distance from a burned-out tractor. The person was likely trying to use the heavy farm machinery to create a fire break to hold back flames, the Wasco County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.Firefighters crept into the fields in water trucks and attempted to douse the leading edges of the fire from behind as it burned through acres of wheat, with everything behind the flames charred black.The news of the fatality also came as authorities on Wednesday ordered additional mandatory evacuations in the small communities of Moro and Grass Valley.last_img read more

Sheriffs Deputy accused of groping women arrested again posts bail

first_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsUPDATE: 8/17/18 10:00 p.m, Deputy Richard Fischer has posted his $2 million bail Friday night and was released from the Vista Detention Facility.SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A San Diego County sheriff’s deputy already facing charges that he groped 13 women he encountered while on duty over a two-year period was arrested again Thursday on five new charges, including forcible oral copulation.Richard Fischer, 32, was ordered held on $2 million bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Vista.Fischer faces 10 years and eight months if convicted of the new charges, according to the District Attorney’s Office, and an additional 14 years and eight months behind bars if found guilty of the previously filed charges of assault and battery by an officer, sexual battery and false imprisonment.Last month, Fischer spoke publicly for the first time about the case against him, telling reporters at the San Diego Central Courthouse that the charges are false.“These charges are simply untrue. I vigorously deny them,” he said, with his wife and his new attorney, Manny Medrano, by his side.The deputy said he served eight years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan. Fischer said he has made more than 700 arrests during his time in law enforcement.“It’s not just a job, it’s a calling,” Fischer said of his work as a sheriff’s deputy.Fischer said he and his wife pray every night that his good name will be cleared.“I’m innocent until proven guilty,” Fischer told reporters. “Don’t convict me on innuendo.”Nineteen women have filed lawsuits against Fischer in civil court, alleging that he assaulted them while on patrol.Medrano could not be reached for comment on the latest developments in the case. But he said last month that the case boiled down to a “she said, he said,” with no eyewitness, no confession from Fischer, and “significant” credibility problems with alleged victims. He also said Fisher and his wife have been happily married for four years and are united as they fight through their “nightmare.”Deputy District Attorney Annette Irving told Judge Daniel Goldstein at the end of a five-day preliminary hearing earlier this year that Fischer “preyed” upon the alleged victims while on duty and in full uniform, mostly late at night.“He had the authority to detain these women,” the prosecutor said. “He had power over these women, who were all vulnerable. These women needed help, not sex.”Fischer asked the alleged victims for hugs, touched the breasts of some and moved the hand of one woman over his crotch while they hugged for a third time, according to Irving.RELATED STORY: San Diego deputy accused of sexual assault says charges are false“She said, `What are you doing!” Irving told the judge. “He tells her, `Don’t tell anyone.”‘Fischer’s attorney at the time, Richard Pinckard, questioned the credibility of many of the alleged victims and said many had felony convictions.Pinckard and defense attorney Chris Kowalski previously argued that the women had consented to letting Fischer hug them.Kowalski said the hugging of one woman was not appropriate, “but is it criminal?”“It doesn’t look good, but it’s not a crime,” the attorney told the judge.Goldstein ruled that enough evidence was produced during the hearing for Fischer to stand trial. The judge said the women were the victims of mental and psychological coercion. He said all of the alleged victims were down on their luck and fearful of reporting what happened to them.Goldstein said he didn’t believe the women consented to Fischer hugging them.“They couldn’t adequately fight him off,” the judge said.Fischer surrendered to authorities in late February before his initial arraignment. He was placed on paid administrative leave when the first allegations against him came to light last October. The six-year veteran was removed from paid-leave status in January.The Superior Court of California, County of San Diego North County Division released information on Fisher’s new charges. To read it, click here. Posted: August 16, 2018center_img Sheriff’s Deputy accused of groping women arrested again, posts bail August 16, 2018 Updated: 10:17 PMlast_img

Meredith Charges On With Another Acquisition

first_img So in other words, there’s presumably more to come this year. “Selectable Media’s industry-leading native and engagement-based advertising capabilities add to our stable of platform– and data–centric advertising solutions, which continue to drive significant improvements in advertising effectiveness and purchase-funnel-related metrics for our clients,” adding “And are ideally suited for mobile environments. In combining Selectable Media’s innovative ad technology platform and extended network with Meredith’s premium branded content, highly-engaged audience and rich first-party data, the end result is a very powerful and unique advertising proposition for clients.” This marks the third notable deal for Meredith in as many months, after its massive licensing deal with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and its acquisition of Mywedding.com. The Meredith Corporation began 2015 much like it ended 2014–with another acquisition. Tuesday, it announced the purchase of Selectable Media, a digital ad solutions company focused on native and audience targeting. By the sounds of things, Meredith isn’t done buying companies just yet. Not only has the company been extremely aggressive in recent months, Werther admits Meredith is keeping its eyes open, without specifically hinting at where it’s looking. “We continue to assess opportunities to strategically partner with, and acquire companies that bolster our unique combination of best-in-class branded environments, engaged audiences, rich first-party data and ad technology platforms,” He says.center_img Werther also says that the Selectable Media will open up new business opportunities that were previously out of network as well as increase the scope of new solutions for its existing clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The company will retain all of Selectable Media’s staff and plans to position CEO, Matt Minoff, to lead digital ad products and COO, Marc Rothchild, to lead all digital sales, marketing and account management. Jon Werther, president of Meredith Digital, tells FOLIO: there were several factors that led to the deal.last_img read more

The final iPhone 11 rumors before Apples Sept 10 event

first_imgThe countdown to the next iPhone 11 launch officially began this week when Apple sent out invites for a Sept. 10 event at the Steve Jobs Theater at its campus in Cupertino, California. As usual, Apple hasn’t said what it will be announcing at the event, but thanks to the plentiful rumors this year we think we have a pretty clear picture of what’s coming. In this week’s Apple Core roundup, we’re going over all the new products and announcements we’re expecting from Apple, based on the most recent leaks.  Tags Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Apple Card: Unboxing and setup See It Now playing: Watch this: Aug 31 • Apple iPhone 11 launches Sept. 10, Disney Plus in big demand Boost Mobile See All See It reading • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $999 Sprint $999 Best Buy See it Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro MaxApple is expected to launch three new iPhone models in 2019, similar to last year’s lineup. This year’s iPhone XS, XS Max sequels are rumored to be called the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, adding yet another element to Apple’s already complicated naming scheme. The cheaper iPhone XR sequel, on the other hand, is set to be called the iPhone 11, with no additional letters, numbers or Roman numerals.In terms of design, the three phones will apparently look almost identical to the 2018 lineup, at least from the front. The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are said to have 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED screens, while the 11 will have a 6.1-inch LCD screen with the same size notch at the top on all three models. Many of Apple’s competitors, including Samsung, have eliminated the notch. What may improve on these models is the TrueDepth camera array inside the notch. A recent Bloomberg report suggests, the phones will have an improved version of Face ID, capable of capturing a wider field of view. The back of the phone will have the most changes. They’re all rumored to have a large square camera bump on the back with new sensors. In addition to the existing telephoto and wide-angle lenses, the two higher-end models will get a new ultra wide-angle lens while the cheaper iPhone 11 will have a new dual lens setup with wide and telephoto lenses. Mock-ups of the three new iPhone models coming in 2019 according to the rumors.  Viva Tung / CNET The inside of the camera square, however, is rumored to be the same color as the rest of the phone, making it slightly less jarring, and it will lie nearly flush with the back of the phone. According to the rumors, the entire back of the phone, including the camera, will be carved out of the same piece.The phones would also get a new software feature that would allow them to expand the frame of the photo even after the shot has been taken, adding in more information. They’re also rumored to have some kind of low-light or night mode similar to the Night Sight feature on Google’s Pixel 3. The iPhone XR sequel is also rumored to get a new paint job this year, adding new green and lilac options to its already colorful offering. And the new Pro models may debut a matte glass finish on the back. They may also ditch the iPhone logo at the bottom of the phones and just keep the Apple. iphone11rMock-ups of what the iPhone XR sequels could look like in two new color options (green and purple). Viva Tung / CNET According to Bloomberg’s report, the glass on the new iPhones will be a lot tougher to crack with “new shatter-resistance technology” as well as better water resistance. The older models were already rated to survive a good amount of water exposure and are rated iP68.Under the hood, we’re expecting incremental upgrades to the processor: a new A13 chip with a faster coprocessor, and the latest version of Apple’s mobile software, iOS 13. Apple’s also rumored to be eliminating 3D Touch in the 2019 iPhones. They would still retain some of the same 3D Touch functionality as their predecessors, but it will be more of a haptic touch like what Apple did on last year’s iPhone XR. And at least one of the three models (likely the Max) would be compatible with the Apple Pencil, Apple’s stylus. The 2019 iPhones will also have larger batteries, which combined with a more efficient processor could signal significantly longer battery life. They’re also rumored to have a reverse wireless charging feature like the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, which would allow you to charge other Apple devices such as the AirPods (with the wireless charging case). And this could be the year Apple includes a fast charger in the box. Despite having fast-charging capabilities, the current models only include a standard 5-watt USB power adaptor and USB-to-Lightning cable in the box.  Pricing on the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will likely be in line with last year’s models. Preorders should open the Friday after the event (Sept. 13), with the phones arriving in stores and in the mail the following Friday, Sept. 20. All these rumors leave little to the imagination, but there is still a chance some of these may be off and that Apple will find a way to surprise us with a few unexpected features at the launch event. New Apple Watches, not such new features We’re also expecting a new Apple Watch to launch alongside the three new iPhones. Apple has already registered four new models of the watch with the Eurasian Economic Commission as pointed out by MacRumors. But in contrast to the many iPhone rumors, we’ve heard very little about what’s coming in the 2019 Apple Watch. The lack of rumors could signal one of two things: Apple’s been able to keep the Series 5 Apple Watch under wraps this year, or there won’t be many changes on the 2019 model. The next Apple Watch could only bring minor upgrades to the processor and the battery life, signaling more of an S year for the watch, or just have a few aesthetic tweaks. Brazilian site iHelpBR discovered references of a titanium and ceramic edition of the Apple Watch hidden in the latest WatchOS 6 code. Apple has had ceramic Apple Watches in the past, but not for the Series 4. A titanium edition would be a first for the Apple Watch. But we’re not expecting either of these versions to come cheap. They’ll likely cost significantly more than the $400 base price of the Series 4 and could cost close to $1,500 if the ceramic Series 3 is any indication. 090716-apple-watch-series-2-ceramic-white-6975.jpgThe ceramic Apple Watch Series 2.  James Martin/CNET If this year’s Apple Watch does turn out to have more than just a few minor upgrades, we may be looking at more health features, which Apple has been investing in. A native sleep-tracking feature could be a real possibility in a Series 5 Apple Watch, as Apple already owns Beddit, a sleep sensor that goes under the mattress. Many Apple Watch competitors out there, such as Fitbit and Samsung, already have it on their devices. But sleep tracking would would require a longer battery life on the Apple Watch. There’s also been a few rumors about glucose and blood-pressure monitoring on the next Apple Watch. This week Apple leaker Mr White tweeted that the next Apple Watch would support blood-pressure monitoring, adding fuel to the old rumor, although he didn’t provide any evidence to back up his statement. It’s very likely this kind of medical feature would require a similar clearance as the ECG feature on the Series 4 Apple Watch, and as far as we know, Apple has not submitted any studies for review to the FDA. Apple has also filed patents for both a round watch face and a camera on the watch band, meaning they could eventually make an appearance on the Apple Watch, but likely not this year’s Series 5. Beyond the September event: Apple TV Plus, MacBook Pro, iPads, AirPods and HomePodThat’s all we’re expecting from Apple in terms of products at the Sept. 10 event, but there may be a few more announcements worth noting. Apple may disclose sign-up numbers for the Apple Card, or reveal the official launch date and price for its Apple TV Plus and Apple Arcade services. Beyond the September event, we’re still waiting on a rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro with thinner bezels and new iPad Pros, but these will likely come at a separate event in October. Apple is also said to be working on an AirPods sequel (AirPods 3) with water resistance and noise cancelation, and a cheaper HomePod for early 2020. center_img Apple iPhone XS Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Apple 1 $999 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Mobile Phones Comment See It 6:03 • Share your voice Rumors Google Samsung Applelast_img read more

Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours

first_img Success in ‘space elevator’ competition (Update 3) Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Seattle research and development company LaserMotive has succeeded in keeping a model helicopter hovering for six hours, powered only by the energy of a laser. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Conventional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are limited in their flying time because of the fuel or batteries they carry. Operation times can be extended if solar power is used in conjunction with batteries, as in Qinetiq’s ultralight Zephyr, which has been able to fly for 82 hours. Solar Impulse, a Swiss company, has also demonstrated solar powered piloted craft.Unmanned vehicles used by the military tend to be stronger and heavier than ultralights, and it is difficult to power them with solar power because of their greater energy requirements, and this is where LaserMotive hopes to provide a solution.The laser-powered model helicopter, which weighed only 22 grams, was demonstrated at Denver, Colorado last week at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference. The tethered, radio-controlled model helicopter was powered by an array of semiconductor-diode near-infrared lasers, which produced laser beams that were then focused down to a single beam seven centimeters in diameter. The beam, which will not damage eyes, tracked the helicopter automatically and illuminated the helicopter’s photovoltaic (PV) cells, which were optimized for the laser’s wavelength. The PV cells then converted around 50 percent of the laser power to electricity, providing just a few watts, but enough to keep the helicopter rotors spinning.Tom Nugent, president, CEO and co-founder of LaserMotive, said he believed the six hour limit was set by the quality of the motor that drives the helicopter rotors, since it was only a small brush motor not designed to run continuously for that long. The tiny model flies under laser power until the motor burns out, he said. Nugent also said he expected the system could be scaled to “anything anybody is interested in.” An unmanned vehicle could fly missions and return to recharge over the laser, or could hover over a laser base for lengthy periods. LaserMotive demonstrated the use of lasers to power robots wirelessly last year, when it won the $900,000 Power Beaming Challenge sponsored by NASA for using a laser to power a robot climbing a 900-meter-long cable suspended from a full-scale helicopter. center_img Citation: Lasers keep mini helicopter hovering for hours (2010, September 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-09-lasers-mini-helicopter-hours.html Multi-mission UAV, recharging in between missions. Image credit: LaserMotive More information: LaserMotive – lasermotive.com/ The power beaming prize winnings could enable the company to help in powering space elevators to lift objects into orbit in the future, but such elevators are still at the concept stage. Other possible applications include delivering emergency power in disaster situations and to forward military bases or remote rural communities.UAVs are among the fastest growing sectors in the aerospace industry and in defense, and the global market is expected to grow from the current $4.9 billion to $11.5 billion within ten years, according to industry analysts the Teal Group.last_img read more

RKMIC kicks off annual exhibition

first_imgKolkata: Swami Suviranandaji, general secretary Ramakrishna Math and Mission opened the annual exhibition titled ‘The Wonder That Was India’ at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture on Monday. The exhibition will be held till May 30 and is open from 11 am to 5.30 pm except Sundays and holidays. The title of the exhibition is from a famous book ‘The Wonder That Was India’ by AL Basham, a noted historian and Indologist. The exhibition is divided into 8 segments. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe first part is on the 125th year of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago addresses while the second part is on the 150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita. Nivedita, herself a prolific writer, had studied Indian art seriously and wrote about it. Her interpretation of Indian art and culture has been appreciated by scholars and the students of arts. The third part is on the 80 years of Ramakrishna temple at Belur Math. The fourth part is on the sixteen disciples of Sri Ramakrishna while the fifth part is on Indian gods and goddesses. The third part is on the 80 years of Ramakrishna temple at Belur Math. The fourth part is on the sixteen disciples of Sri Ramakrishna while the fifth part is on Indian gods and goddesses. There are sections on the different facets of Indian art, wonders of India and also of the world. There is a section on Bengal, the cultural capital of India. The RKMIC is organizing annual exhibition for the past one decade.last_img read more

eBay Business Automation

first_img With eBay’s extensive group of online tools, you can let eBay work for you. Just consider the various tools and eBay companies an extension of your business. Michael Prete of Gotham Cycles Gotham Cycles in Bradenton, Florida, understands how powerful eBay and other companies can be as “employees.” “I work alone, so I’m always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of my business in any way I can,” he says. This Plati-num PowerSeller (eBay User ID: gotham.cycles) sells mostly Ducati motorcycle parts and has achieved a $30,000-a-month income in just a little over a year of selling on eBay. But Prete knows he couldn’t have done it by himself. He has multiple companies working to automate his business so he can concentrate on increasing his profits.Here are some ways eBay’s many resources can help automate your business and increase efficiency.Shipping: Avoid long lines at the post office with eBay’s Shipping Center. You can print postage online, learn about your shipping options and schedule mail pickups at your home or business.Many PowerSellers use Endicia. In addition to printing your postage at home, for a starting price of $9.95 a month you can print international customs forms, add marketing information to your labels, automatically verify shipping addresses, look up the status of shipments, take advantage of wholesale insurance and much more. “Endicia Premium has allowed my business to grow both domestically and internationally,” says Prete, 30. “Up to one-third of my business is overseas, and Endicia Premium makes printing customs forms a breeze. Just a few signatures, and my international packages are good to go–no waiting in line at the post office.”Communication: Adding another “employee” will cost you less than $1 an hour. Using the Selling Manager products lets you fully automate your e-mails and feedback for your buyers. These tools start at $4.99 and can easily save you up to 15 hours a month in time spent communicating with buyers. Listing: Doing your listings on eBay can be the most time-consuming task of your business. There are numerous listing management tools in the marketplace. Prete uses eBay Blackthorne Pro because it integrates with his other tools, including Selling Manager Pro and Endicia. “This gives me the flexibility I need for my business,” Prete says.Need help deciding which tools are right for your business? eBay has a great resource at http://pages.ebay.com/sell/toolrecommendations.html. You can also check out eBay’s Certified Providers at http://developer.ebay.com/programs/certifiedprovider/catalog.Don’t assume that a task is free if you do it yourself. Doing it yourself actually costs you money if the time consumed by these tasks keeps your business from growing. As Prete says, “These tools have enabled me to continue to work alone while allowing my business to expand.”Janelle Elms, eBay University instructor and dean of eBay Business for LA College International, is the creator of the eBay Stores Video Series. 3 min read This story appears in the February 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » February 1, 2007 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Luxury Watch market global industry analysis from 2019 to 2023 explored

first_imgLuxury watches are considered to be exclusive items and wearing them signifies status symbol for men and women. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market.Luxury Watch Market Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).The report firstly introduced the Luxury Watch basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.Get Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3235719?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshThen it analyzed the world’s main region market conditions, including the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, demand and market growth rate and forecast etc.In the end, the report introduced new project SWOT analysis, investment feasibility analysis, and investment return analysis.The major players profiled in this report include:•Seiko Watch•Fossil Group•LVMH•Richemont•Swatch Group•Rolex•Audemars Piguet•Breitling•Festina•Patek Philippe•Chopard•Girard- Perregaux•Ulysse NardinThe end users/applications and product categories analysis:On the basis of product, this report displays the sales volume, revenue (Million USD), product price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into-•Mechanical Watch•Quartz WatchOn the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, sales volume, market share and growth rate of Luxury Watch for each application, including-•Online Store•Single Brand Store•Multi Brand StoreGet 10% Discount on corporate user license @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3235719?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=NileshTable of Contents:Part I Luxury Watch Industry OverviewChapter One Luxury Watch Industry OverviewChapter Two Luxury Watch Up and Down Stream Industry AnalysisPart II Asia Luxury Watch Industry (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Chapter Three Asia Luxury Watch Market AnalysisChapter Four 2014-2019 Asia Luxury Watch Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Five Asia Luxury Watch Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter Six Asia Luxury Watch Industry Development TrendPart III North American Luxury Watch Industry (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Chapter Seven North American Luxury Watch Market AnalysisChapter Eight 2014-2019 North American Luxury Watch Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Nine North American Luxury Watch Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter Ten North American Luxury Watch Industry Development TrendPart IV Europe Luxury Watch Industry Analysis (The Report Company Including the Below Listed But Not All)Chapter Eleven Europe Luxury Watch Market AnalysisChapter Twelve 2014-2019 Europe Luxury Watch Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Thirteen Europe Luxury Watch Key Manufacturers AnalysisChapter Fourteen Europe Luxury Watch Industry Development TrendPart V Luxury Watch Marketing Channels and Investment FeasibilityChapter Fifteen Luxury Watch Marketing Channels Development Proposals AnalysisChapter Sixteen Development Environmental AnalysisChapter Seventeen Luxury Watch New Project Investment Feasibility AnalysisPart VI Global Luxury Watch Industry ConclusionsChapter Eighteen 2014-2019 Global Luxury Watch Productions Supply Sales Demand Market Status and ForecastChapter Nineteen Global Luxury Watch Industry Development TrendChapter Twenty Global Luxury Watch Industry Research ConclusionsAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

Automation comes to the Ghacks userjs configuration for Firefox

first_imgAutomation comes to the Ghacks user.js configuration for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on December 29, 2017 in Firefox – 43 commentsThe Ghacks user.js configuration file for Firefox contains a list of mostly privacy and security-related preferences for the web browser.Firefox updates may change preferences. Updates may remove preferences, modify them, or introduce them. That’s the core reason why the user.js file is regularly updated.Users who make use of the Ghacks user.js file had to download the new file from the GitHub repository until now to get the updated version of it for the most recent version of the Firefox browser.The replacement on the local system depends mostly on how the user.js file is applied. Some users merely replace the old with the new, others go through the list of changes manually to make modifications to their copy.Leftovers are common regardless of the method used. If you remove a preference from the user.js file, it is not automatically removed from Firefox for instance. You had to reset the preference in about:config to get rid of it for example.The manual resetting of preferences is error-prone. While you can ignore the issue entirely, you’d end up with a growing number of preferences that are either inactive or no longer working.Automation of the processThe team, earthling, claustromaniac, and overdodactyl, created scripts to address this issue. The following scripts are available:prefsCleaner.bat removes any entries from the prefs.js file that do exist in user.js.Scratchpad scripts reset Firefox preferences.Updater scripts to back up, download, and apply changes.Using prefsCleaner.batYou need to copy the prefsCleaner.bat file to the Firefox profile folder. Open about:support in the Firefox address bar and click on the “open folder” button under Application Basics to open the profile folder.Make sure to close Firefox before you run the batch script in the profile folder. The batch script resets any preference that is also in the user.js file.The data from the user.js file is then applied again on the next start of the web browser.Using Scratchpad scriptsScratchpad scripts will reset preferences as well. Unlike prefsCleaner.bat, these scripts can also reset preferences that are not in the current user.js file.Several scripts are provided that you may run to reset removed or deprecated preferences, among others.Running them is a bit complicated, however. You may want to create a backup of the entire Firefox profile before you start.Optional: disable the Internet connection of Firefox (or the device).Start the Firefox web browser.Load about:config so that it is the active tab of the browser.Use Shift-F4 to open Scratchpad.Use the open button to load the script.You can paste the content as well, but need to type “allow pasting” first to enable that functionality.Select run to execute the script.Check Developer>Browser Console>Logging for output.Restart the Firefox web browser.If you disabled Internet, re-enable it.Updater scriptsUpdater scripts are available for Windows, Mac and Linux machines. The following happens when you run the scripts without parameters:Backup of the Firefox user.js file.Download of the most recent Ghacks user.js file.Use the file user-overrides.js if it exists.Users who made changes to the Ghacks user.js file prior to adding it to Firefox can use the user-overrides.js file to retain those changes while using updater scripts.Basically, what you do is add any modified preference to the user-overrides.js file so that the modifications are retained throughout updates. The updater scripts use the file automatically if it exists.The Windows version of the updater script supports command line parameters. You can run the script with the -Merge pararameter to merge user-overrides.js preferences with the user.js preferences instead of appending them at the end of the user.js file.References:Resetting Inactive Prefs [Scripts]Applying Your ChangesUpdater ScriptsSummaryArticle NameAutomation comes to the Ghacks user.js configuration for FirefoxDescriptionThe guide describes several options to automate the use of the Ghacks user.js configuration file for the Firefox web browser.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more