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San Francisco bans police use of face recognition technology

first_imgSan Francisco: San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first US city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates. The ban is part of broader legislation that requires city departments to establish use policies and obtain board approval for surveillance technology they want to purchase or are using at present. Several other local governments require departments to disclose and seek approval for surveillance technology. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: Report”This is really about saying: ‘We can have security without being a security state. We can have good policing without being a police state.’ And part of that is building trust with the community based on good community information, not on Big Brother technology,” said Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who championed the legislation. The ban applies to San Francisco police and other municipal departments. It does not affect use of the technology by the federal government at airports and ports, nor does it limit personal or business use. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsThe San Francisco board did not spend time Tuesday debating the outright ban on facial recognition technology, focusing instead on the possible burdens placed on police, the transit system and other city agencies that need to maintain public safety. “I worry about politicizing these decisions,” said Supervisor Catherine Stefani, a former prosecutor who was the sole no vote. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a nonprofit think tank based in Washington, D.C., issued a statement chiding San Francisco for considering the facial recognition ban. It said advanced technology makes it cheaper and faster for police to find suspects and identify missing people. Critics were silly to compare surveillance usage in the United States with China, given that one country has strong constitutional protections and the other does not, said Daniel Castro, the foundation’s vice president. “In reality, San Francisco is more at risk of becoming Cuba than China_a ban on facial recognition will make it frozen in time with outdated technology,” he said. It’s unclear how many San Francisco departments are using surveillance and for what purposes, said Peskin. There are valid reasons for license-plate readers, body cameras, and security cameras, he said, but the public should know how the tools are being used or if they are being abused.last_img read more

Cyclist critically hurt after being struck by SUV in Oakville

A 39-year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a SUV in Oakville on Feb. 4. Police say a Chevrolet Trax was travelling on the South Service Rd. around 6:35 p.m. when it struck a cyclist. The man was thrown from his bike and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Hamilton General Hospital where he remains in critical condition. The 69-year-old woman who was driving the SUV was not injured. Police are currently investigating the incident and ask any witnesses to call the Collision Reconstruction Unit at 905-825-4747, ext. 5056. read more

WatchHousehold debttoincome ratio edges lower Canadians now owe 170 for every 1

In other words, there was $1.70 in credit market debt for every dollar of household disposable income.That compared with 170.5 per cent in the previous quarter, which was revised down from an earlier reading of 171.1 per cent.“While it’s too early to tell, we just might have seen the peak in the debt ratio in Q3, as Q1 will no doubt see a sizeable decline due to seasonality,” said Benjamin Reitzes, Canadian rates and macro strategist at the Bank of Montreal.Household debt is often cited as a key risk to the Canadian economy by the Bank of Canada and others.The central bank, which has raised its benchmark interest three times since last summer, has said it is carefully monitoring the economy’s sensitivity to higher interest rates.Statistics Canada reported the key ratio crept lower as total household credit market debt, which includes consumer credit, mortgage and non-mortgage loans, increased 1.1 per cent in the fourth quarter to $2.13 trillion. Mortgage debt totalled $1.397 trillion, while consumer credit rose to $630.4 billion.Debt-ridden Canadians would owe even more money if it wasn’t for Ottawa, says Bank of CanadaQuality of consumer credit seen ‘under threat’ as red flags mountMeanwhile, the total household debt service ratio, measured as total obligated payments of principal and interest as a proportion of household disposable income for both mortgage and non-mortgage debt, remained flat at 13.8 per cent in the fourth quarter.Royal Bank economist Josh Nye said it looks like debt growth is turning a corner.“With interest rates expected to rise further and housing regulations tightening at the federal and provincial level, the peak in debt growth could very well be behind us,” Nye wrote in a report.“That should be viewed as a positive development by the Bank of Canada, though progress on reducing the ’key vulnerability’ of elevated household debt will likely be very slow.” The drop in the key debt ratio came as the net worth of the household sector increased 2.1 per cent in the fourth quarter to nearly $10.9 trillion.Statistics Canada said financial assets were the main contributor, growing by $196.6 billion to nearly $6.9 trillion, led by equity and investment funds.The value of household residential real estate increased by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter, after remaining flat in the previous two quarters. OTTAWA — The ratio of Canadian household debt relative to income edged down slightly in the fourth quarter of last year, raising speculation that the growth in debt may have turned a corner.Statistics Canada said Thursday household credit market debt as a proportion of household disposable income was 170.4 per cent in the fourth quarter.The peak in debt growth could very well be behind us read more

Skincell Gun helps heal burns in days instead of weeks

first_imgVictims of major burn trauma often die due to infections because the skin is the body’s first natural shield against germs and viruses. And when it severely damaged, often it can take weeks or even months for skin to fully recover, which allows a greater chance for harmful pathogens to invade the human body.But what if there was a way to minimize healing time for burn victims, so that the chances of infection are greatly reduced? The good news is medical technology may have found a way to heal skin dramatically faster with a device called the Skin-cell Gun.AdChoices广告What looks like a contraption out of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Skin-cell Gun is more like an airbrush gun that holds healthy stem cells that were donated from a burn victim’s own healthy skin. Using the device, these healthy stem cells are sprayed onto the burned area of a patient’s body and what happens next is truly amazing. Instead of a burn wound that normally takes weeks to heal, the same wound can be cured in as little as a few days.Don’t believe me? The following video from National Geographic shows a man that suffered 2nd degree burns over his face and arm when gasoline was thrown on a fire during a July 4th celebration. But thanks to a treatment with the Skin-cell Gun, the burn wounds on his arm were completely healed over the course of a weekend.Read more at The Daily What, via DVICE.last_img read more

Hey Siri Tell Me the News Apple Expands PodcastPlaying Function

first_img iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week With Apple’s HomePod smart speaker reportedly laying in wait, the tech titan is rolling new Siri features out to mobile users.Following a beta test early this month, the virtual assistant now automatically streams podcasts when asked to “tell me the news.”You’ll need the iOS-specific Podcasts app (which Siri will help install, if you’ve deleted it in favor of another platform). And, depending on when and where you listen to daily news reports, a pair of headphones.The function defaults to NPR, but can easily be swapped for Fox News, CNN, or The Washington Post, if that floats your boat.Folks in the UK and Australia can also demand Siri “give me the news”—from BBC, Sky, or LBC in Britain, and ABC, SBS, or Seven Network Down Under.As 9to5Mac pointed out, “the feature was clearly designed for the HomePod,” expected to ship this spring, after a delay caused it to miss the all-important holiday season.But iPhone and iPad owners can surely benefit from the new on-demand service, which makes it easy to learn about the latest catastrophes without having to sift through fake news and friends’ baby pictures.Frustratingly, there is no setting for configuring podcast playback via Siri, aside from politely requesting the AI change your news source. You can still ask it to play specific broadcasts—like The Daily by The New York Times.There is no word on whether Cupertino will expand this function, adding a user interface or more media outlets, ahead of this year’s HomePod release. (On Tuesday, the Taipei Times suggested that supplier Inventec is shipping a limited supply of 1 million speakers to Apple.)The company did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.Already trailing Google and Amazon, which are making waves with their smart home speakers, Apple appears to be taking cues from its rivals: Alexa delivers customizable Flash Briefings with news, weather forecasts, music updates, and other content.\Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

iPhone 11 Rumors Tease Apples New Pro Phone

first_img These days Apple is really try to shake things up by selling you credit cards you can never touch and a new streaming service starring Steve Carell as Fake Matt Lauer. And all of these new initiatives are to make up for lower iPhone sales. But don’t get it twisted. They still want to sell you a lot of iPhones, too. We’ll surely learn more about the upcoming phone next month, but as usual rumors are now painting a picture of what to expect from the iPhone 11.A new report from Bloomberg provides plenty of potential details for the hypothetical phone. There will be three models, but instead of the XS, XS Max, and XR, Apple will use the “Pro” branding to separate the premium models from the more affordable one. Physically, they won’t look that much different though.The iPhone 11 will naturally feature improved photography and video features. A new third rear camera will capture wider angle photos and provide an additional photo option AI can look at when picking the best shot. Edit video recordings live and unlock your phone more easily with more generous Face ID recognition.Seeing as AirPods are all the rage, the iPhone will make the wireless earbuds more convenient by wirelessly charging the case out in the wild. Meanwhile the phone’s case is more water- and shatter-resistant with better OLED screens that ditch the 3D Touch gimmick. The new A13 is apparently getting a co-processor called “AMX” or “Matrix” for heavy duty augmented reality computation. And leaked cases suggest the iPhone will support the Apple Pencil, making it even more of a little iPad.However, don’t expect the new 5G wireless tech in any iPhone 11. That’s apparently coming in 2020 alongside a fully revamped design.For more on Apple check out our thoughts on recent high-profile iOS games like Angry Birds and Elder Scrolls. And learn why Jony Ive left Apple to start his own design firm. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week Stay on targetlast_img read more

Official Probe looks at whether engineer was distracted

first_imgDUPONT — Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.The official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said investigators want to know whether the engineer lost “situational awareness” because of the second person in the cab.Preliminary information indicated that the emergency brake on the Amtrak train that derailed in Washington state went off automatically and was not manually activated by the engineer, National Transportation Safety Board member Bella Dinh-Zarr said.The train was hurtling at 80 mph in a 30 mph zone Monday morning when it ran off the rails along a curve south of Seattle, sending some of its cars plummeting onto an interstate highway below, Dinh-Zarr said, citing data from the locomotive’s event recorder.Skid marks — so-called “witness marks” — from the train’s wheels show where it left the track, she added.last_img read more

Vieira Im tempted to slam Balotelli against the wall

first_imgOGC Nice coach Patrick Vieira admits that managing Mario Balotelli requires a lot of constraint on his partThe Italian striker has a reputation for being difficult to deal with for coaches after falling out with Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho in the past.In fact, Mourinho even went as far as claiming that Balotelli is “unmanageable” during his time in charge of Inter Milan.Now Vieira, who arrived at Nice in the summer, admits dealing with Balotelli as a manager is a frustrating experience for him as he can’t do the things he would have done as a player.Colin Dagba, France,How Dagba become one of PSG’s regulars Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 21-year-old full-back Colin Dagba had a very difficult time to break into professional football, but now he’s one of PSG’s regular players.“When it comes to Mario, I want to answer back, or just slam him up against the wall or leave him hanging by his collar on the coat rack, but I can’t, as I’m no longer a player,” Vieira told L’Equipe.“I have to think twice before I say anything, because it can have an impact and I risk losing a great player. I don’t want to say something I’ll regret.“I am trying to be constructive in my comments to him.”The Arsenal legend labelled Balotelli as less than average last month with the 28-year-old yet to score a single Ligue 1 goal this season.last_img read more

Turks and Caicos man gunned down in Canada two arrested for the

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Canada, October 11, 2017 – Toronto – The reports of senseless killings around the globe, where strangers are taking the lives of other unsuspecting strangers in unprovoked attacks are shocking and tragic.   While, as islanders we empathize with the loved ones of victims, it rarely hits home directly.    Not so, with a nightclub shooting in Toronto, Canada recently… a youngster, from Providenciales was one of two men gunned down on October 2 outside the Rebel Night Club.Twenty-five year old #TylerMcLean, the son of Hugh McLean, notable and long time attorney in the Turks and Caicos was shot to death after an altercation, and now two men are charged with the murder.   Tyler’s mother, Paris Vassel was also a TCI resident and had relocated to Toronto with Tyler (and his sisters) when he was in his teens.Doug Comozzi, prominent business owner and Provo resident brought the disastrous news to our attention, explaining that Tyler attended the British West Indies Collegiate school and played in the Provo Hockey League.   It is where Comozzi coached Tyler who was a stand-out leader and captain of the TDMG Bandits in the popular league.“Tyler had a heart of gold.  Was a true leader of his fellow athletes and had an infectious smile that lit up the room.  He leaves behind a real good in many people’s lives and he will live on forever in all of our hearts.”Tyler and Amir Jamal, were killed reportedly after parting a fight which involved the two gunmen.  Toronto News reports say one of the two died at the scene, the other later at hospital.A search by Toronto Police of the suspects’ residence turned up the evidence needed to charge the shooters with second degree murder.Comozzi, who has since attended a memorial held for Tyler in Toronto where some 400 people attended, told MagneticMedia that an award and scholarship have been created to honour Tyler’s memory.The Tyler McLean Sportsmanship Award and Education Fund will be bestowed upon any Provo Hockey League player showing outstanding leadership and sportsmanship; this way say his coaches, Tyler will never be forgotten.#MagneticMediaNews#RebelNightClub#Torontoshooting Related Items:#AmirJamal, #magneticmedianews, #TylerMcCleanlast_img read more

Mourinho backs Pogba to shine at United

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho has urged Paul Pogba to show “everybody how good he is” as they prepare to face Valencia in the Champions League on Wednesday.Pogba will return to the United starting line-up when they visit Valencia on Wednesday after he was left on the bench for their 4-1 win on Saturday and Mourinho believes the Frenchman has what it takes to silence his critics.“He has to play with the same mentality as the team is playing,” Mourinho told Sky Sports.“Paul can be a fantastic player, he has the potential to be a fantastic player.“Against Valencia, he is going to start and have a fantastic football game to play and to show everybody how good he is.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Mourinho also praised the performance of central midfield duo Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic after their 4-1 thrashing of Fulham at Old Trafford.“You have teams that are positionally good, ready to press, and with a desire to press, and I think these two boys – Matic and Herrera – have a really strong mentality,” Mourinho said.“The way they play football is to play at the top of their level and then the people in front of them were also good.”last_img read more

Herrera Beutler votes for payroll tax cut

first_imgU.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, was one of seven Republicans who rebelled against a GOP effort Tuesday to defeat a Senate-approved bill to extend the payroll tax cut.Herrera Beutler voted against a motion to reject the two-month payroll tax cut extension, said her spokesman, Casey Bowman.Last week, Herrera Beutler voted for a bill that would have extended the tax cut for a year, but that measure failed in the Senate.“I support continuing the payroll tax cut, extending unemployment insurance and making sure Medicare patients have access to the medical care they need,” she said in a statement. “I had hoped the Senate would have agreed that a year extension is better than two months. But I know that families in Southwest Washington are struggling to make ends meet, and I wanted to eliminate any of their fear that this relief wouldn’t be in place January 1.”last_img read more

Flavorpill

first_img“In many ways, what we’re doing with the events we list is the same as what Time Out New York or the New Yorker and other publications are doing,” co-founder Mark Mangan told the New York Times in 2006. “But if you can’t click to a map of where the event is, if you can’t forward it to your friends, if you can’t send it to your cellphone, is it really that useful?”Mangan and Lewis are co-survivors of the dot.com crash, having launched an e-commerce company called NetSetGoods that went belly up in 2000. The pair launched Flavorpill in September of that year.Then, after a year into doing what was essentially a full-time hobby, Bloomberg called. “The CEO who took over for Mike came into our office and told us how much a fan he was,” says Mangan. “He bought advertising on the spot. We thought, ‘This could really work.’” The company has expanded to curate events—like a book party for Chris Anderson’s Long Tail, a monthly party at the American Museum of Natural History (which Fader recently took over)—and other themed e-newsletters, including Artkrush (art), and Earplug (electronic music) and, most recently, the Daily Dose—all infused with a similar, distilled sensibility that is uniquely Flavorpill’s.VITAL STATS: The company’s 10 e-mail newsletters have a combined 400,000 subscribers, attracting blue-chip advertisers With its collection of localized weekly e-newsletters—which distill nightlife, culture and art for discerning quasi-hipsters in New York, Miami, London and other cities—Flavorpill, a New York-based Web company launched eight years ago, has built a loyal following of some 400,000 subscribers, more or less doubling each year, with estimated revenues of about $4 million in 2008.All of which has led some people to call Flavorpill the “Condé Nast of e-mail.” And, like Condé Nast, Flavorpill sets itself apart from its closest competition—which, ironically, is mainly from traditional print players like Time Out New York, the New York Times and the Village Voice in New York—with a laser-focus on quality. (Each e-newsletter is filled with local nightlife recommendations—what it calls “filtered cultural stimuli”—edited and re-edited, hashed and rehashed—and must pass an internal “taste” test.)The e-mails have become so influential, they’ve been able to attract blue-chip advertisers like BMW, Bloomberg and Budweiser.last_img read more

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Help Clean Up The Shawsheen River On May 18

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Shawsheen River Watershed Association is holding a River Clean-Up Day on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9am to 2pm.Instructions: At the end of Grace Drive in Wilmington, you will see signage for town land. The kayak put-in is several feet into the woods. We will paddle upstream to what remains of the Middlesex Canal aqueducts to create navigable space in areas with downed trees. Wear appropriate clothing. Helpful items: gloves, small hand saws, loppers. Navigable passage in this area will allow for a clear paddle from Akeson Park in Billerica, through Wilmington, to The Shawsheen Launch (2000 Whipple) in Tewksbury.Contact Laurie Hartwick hartwicklaurie@yahoo.com or Maria Fleming mariafleming05@comcast.net with questions.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen River Watershed Association To Hold Equinox Sunrise Paddle On September 21In “Community”Help Clean Up The Shawsheen RiverIn “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, May 18, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

OnePlus 7 Pro confirmed with triple rear cameras

first_img Angela Lang/CNET Read the AirPods review CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express OnePlus,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Share your voice See It Phones Read the Rylo camera preview 14 Photos Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. See at Turo Boost Mobile DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. The Cheapskate See it I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Chris Monroe/CNET $999 Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay Turo DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) See It Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice $999 Sarah Tew/CNET Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) OnePlus 6T shrinks the notch for added screen Post a comment $155 at Google Express The OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. Angela Lang/CNET Editors’ Note, May 14, 2019: CNET’s OnePlus 7 Pro review is here. Read more about the new phone from OnePlus.   On May 14, Chinese phone-maker OnePlus will unveil the OnePlus 7 Pro. But until then, the company isn’t shy about dropping hints about what the phones will feature. In the company’s latest tweet, OnePlus posted a GIF with an animated schematic of the phone featuring three rear cameras. It then used the hashtag “OnePlus 7 Pro,” which is the name of the higher-end variant of the OnePlus 7. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read DJI Osmo Action preview Read Google Home Hub review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 7 $999 Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70)center_img Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review See It Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Rylo What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Amazon Best Buy The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Sarah Tew/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $210 at Best Buy Comments Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $520 at HP Tags $6 at Tidal Bells and whistles make noise. We make phones. #OnePlus7Prohttps://t.co/ViZaz53XXk pic.twitter.com/wIHg7fd7U4— OnePlus (@oneplus) April 25, 2019 TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Sarah Tew/CNET Turo: Save $30 on any car rental 0 $60 at Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tickets for the New York location of OnePlus’ launch event is also available today for users interested in attending. The phones will be the successors to the OnePlus 6T, with the OnePlus 7 Pro being one of the first phones available to support 5G connectivity as well. Since 2014, when the company launched its first OnePlus One, OnePlus has garnered a reputation for making phones with premium specs, which can compete with iPhones and Galaxy S devices, at a wallet-friendly price. The news that the OnePlus 7 has three rear cameras is not altogether surprising. The rumor has been floated as early as March, and that the setup would include a 48- 20- and 5-megapixel camera. Triple-rear cameras are also appearing on more phones, including the Galaxy S10, the Huawei P30 and the upcoming LG V50 ThinQ. OnePlus did not immediately reply to a request for comment. Apple iPhone XS Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Tags Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). $999 JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) See at Amazon Sprint $299 at Amazonlast_img read more

Majority Muslims dont support ISIS Pew RC

first_img-Many facts about Muslims and Islam are not well known, especially in the countries where Muslim population is relatively low, says Pew Research Center.The Pew Research Center is a Washington-based nonpartisan American “fact tank”.In a study report released recently, the centre has observed that although “acts of violence in the name of Islam” have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate, Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world today.If the current trend continues, the number of Muslims — currently roughly 23 per cent of the world population — will exceed the number of Christians by the end of the century, according to Pew Research Center’s report.Already, Bangladesh is 4th largest Muslim nation. The center also projects that India is going to have the largest Muslim population surpassing Indonesia by 2050.The Muslim population is also growing in Europe and 10 per cent of all Europeans is projected to be Muslims by 2050.According to the PRC report, majorities in Hungary, Italy, Poland and Greece say they view Muslims unfavourably. Negative attitudes toward Muslims are much less common in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Northern and Western Europe.In the United States, where 3.3 million or 1 per cent of its population are Muslims, the Muslim population may increase by 2.1 per cent by 2050.Americans give Muslims an average rating of 48 degrees in a scale of 100, according to PRC survey, published in the report “Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the US and around the world”.In America, the report said, Republicans and those who lean toward the Republican Party gave Muslims an average rating of 39, considerably cooler than Democrats’ rating toward Muslims (56).Pew Research Center also referred to a 2011 survey which revealed that majority of Muslims said they view Westerners as selfish, greedy and immoral. Many in the Western European countries, the US and Russia called Muslims violent and fanatical.Pew Research Center also found that most people in several countries with significant Muslim populations have an unfavorable view of ISIS.The Pew Research Center provides information on social issues, public opinion, and demographic trends shaping the United States and the world.last_img read more

Michael Cloud Wins Special Election To Replace Blake Farenthold

first_img Share Michael Cloud.Despite nine candidates on the ballot, Republican Michael Cloud drew enough support to win Saturday’s special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold‘s seat, sparing the GOP a runoff in the 27th District. With all precincts reporting, Cloud led Democrat Eric Holguin 55 percent to 32 percent, according to unofficial returns. Cloud, a former chairman of the Victoria County GOP, needed to finish above 50 percent to avert a runoff later this summer.The special election determined who finishes Farenthold’s term, which ends in January. Both Cloud and Holguin are their party’s nominees in November for the full term that starts after that. The seven other candidates in the special election were Democrats Raul “Roy” Barrera and Mike Westergren, Republicans Bech Bruun and Marty Perez, independent candidates Judith Cutwright and Chris Suprun, and Libertarian Daniel Tinus. None of the seven other candidates received more than 5 percent of the vote.There had been a push by both Republican and Democratic leaders to unite behind Cloud and Holguin, respectively, in the special election. Democrats had hoped to force a runoff with Holguin, a former staffer at the New York City Comptroller’s office, while the GOP was looking to avert one in the 27th District, which covers a large portion of the Gulf Coast and reaches northwest toward Austin.Last month, Cloud and Holguin won their party’s nominations in primary runoffs against, respectively, Bruun and Barrera. After losing the runoff, Bruun endorsed Cloud in Saturday’s special election.Another Republican who had urged a vote for Cloud was Gov. Greg Abbott, who endorsed him in the closing days of the special election.“I am proud to have endorsed Michael Cloud in today’s special election, and I am pleased that Texas’ 27th Congressional District will finally have adequate representation in Washington D.C.,” Abbott said in a statement Saturday night. “As we approach the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, it is imperative that Texans who lost everything have a Congressman who will continue to fight for their needs, and I know Michael will be that representative.”Holguin downplayed the results of the special election, saying it was “just to fill the remainder of a lame-duck term.”“The real fight is in November,” Holguin said in a video posted to his Facebook page. “I hope Cloud doesn’t get too comfortable because in November we’re going to be coming hard, we’re going to be coming strong.”The special election was triggered by Farenthold’s sudden resignation in April amid the fallout from the revelation that he used $84,000 in taxpayer money to settle a 2015 sexual harassment claim. Farenthold, who had already announced he would not seek re-election, also was being investigated by the House Ethics Committee. After Farenthold stepped down, Abbott had sought — and received — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton‘s blessing to suspend state law and speed up the timeline for the special election, citing the need for the district to have representation as it continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey.After word got out about the 2015 settlement late last year, Farenthold had promised to reimburse taxpayers for the $84,000, though he still has not. Shortly following Abbott’s announcement of the special election, the governor asked Farenthold to pay back the $84,000 directly to local taxpayers by covering the costs of the special election, a request Farenthold rejected.last_img read more

S Dallas Dance Baltimore County Schools Chief Gets 4 More Years at

first_imgS. Dallas DanceS. Dallas Dance will get the added time he hoped for to continue the reforms he began four years ago when he was named superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools.The county’s Board of Education at its Feb. 2 meeting voted 10-2 to renew Dance’s contract to lead the school district.“The board voted to reinstate the superintendent for another four year contract and right now they are in the middle of contract negotiations,” said Mychael Dickerson, BCPS spokesman.David Uhlfelder, a certified public accountant and board member since August 2008, introduced the resolution to renew Dance’s contract.“I’d like to make a motion to adopt the following resolution: The term of the superintendent of schools of Baltimore County S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D., expires by law on June 30, 2016. Whereas Dr. Dance has communicated to the board that he is a candidate for reappointment as superintendent of schools; whereas the board has reviewed performance materials, deliberated over the course of time regarding Dr. Dance’s reappointment; and whereas the board has heard from public regarding Dr. Dance’s reappointment in writing, at board meetings and at a public hearing; be it resolved that the board of education appoints S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D., as the superintendent of schools for four-year term of office effective July 1, 2016 subject to the Board of Education and Dr. Dance entering into a mutually agreeable contract and further subject to the statutory mandated approval of the state superintendent of schools,” Uhlfelder read during the video streaming of the meeting.After the voice vote, in which new board members Kathleen Causey and Ann Miller voted “nay,” the resolution was passed and was received with a standing ovation from members of the board and the audience.Dance has been praised for his work in boosting graduation rates and for spearheading Blueprint 2.0, a five-year strategic plan for the county’s schools that includes bringing digital learning to students’ fingertips. The superintendent told the AFRO in an earlier interview that moving forward he wants to build on those reforms and to address issues around the gender achievement gap and equity, including disparate funding and unequal equal access to highly-trained teachers and high-quality courses in certain schools.last_img read more

Linux Foundation takes Linux pulse in progress report

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — A white paper updating 2011 highlights and progress in Linux kernel development has been released by The Linux Foundation, the vendor-neutral base for collaborations on the Linux kernel. “Linux Kernel Development: How Fast it is Going, Who is Doing It, What They are Doing, and Who is Sponsoring It” is authored by Jonathan Corbet, LWN.net, Greg Kroah-Hartman and Amanda McPherson, the latter two of The Linux Foundation. Citation: Linux Foundation takes Linux pulse in progress report (2012, April 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-04-linux-foundation-pulse.html The walls are history. In addition to Red Hat stepping up to the plate to expand Linux for business, IBM also was one of the earlier industry heavyweights turning partners and clients on to Linux. Similar turnarounds happened quickly; in 2012 Linux is everywhere, running supercomputers, financial trades, and mobile devices.This is the fourth update of the status report and in addition to stats the report talks about 2011 highlights, one among them being that the Linux kernel celebrated its twentieth anniversary along with the release of the 3.0 kernel. Another notable in 2011: Microsoft appeared on the list of the top-20 contributors for a kernel release. Microsoft ranks 17th, with a contribution estimated at 1 per cent of the whole.The report not surprisingly names Red Hat, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, and others as among key company contributors. The latest twist, as shown in the report’s graph, is that Samsung and Texas Instruments are rising stars as key contributors. “There is an interesting trend to be seen in the following plot,” says the report, referring to the graph. “They correspond to the contributions from Samsung and Texas Instruments, both of which are prominent mobile and embedded companies. In recent years, the level of participation from this sector has been growing rapidly. It is worth noting that these companies are not only adding more hardware support to the kernel, they are also taking more responsibility for the advancement of core kernel areas like the scheduler and memory management.”The report also accounts for Linux downs as well as ups last year. The report did not neglect to mention that in 2011 the central repository and distribution site for kernel development,kernel.org, suffered a severe security breach and was offline for several weeks. More information: www.linuxfoundation.org/public … ons/linux-foundation This report covers a wide range of stats, from the number of files and lines in each kernel version to individual changes that go into each kernel release, to numbers of developers doing kernel development, to companies working on kernel improvements.The number of different developers who are doing Linux kernel development and the identifiable companies who are sponsoring this work have been increasing over the different kernel versions, says the report. Statements like that really stand out, if one considers the earliest days of Linux, when coders down in the trenches of computer labs at big companies were warned not to do “Open Source stuff” during office hours. Corporate finance executives who did not grasp programming thought of Linux as a cult-like threat to capitalist growth. If Ballmer was calling Linux a “cancer,” some businesses also saw Linux as a threat to the way they thought businesses need to survive. The very idea of sharing changes with people across companies was far less familiar than staying proprietary. The difficulty in seeing the benefits of Open Source software development practices, and not just the operating system, threw up walls against Linux. center_img Linux Kernel to Add VMI © 2012 PhysOrg.com Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

REVIEW Jidori London

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Even after a decade of living in the English capital, I still fall for West End tourist traps. Especially when it comes to impulse eating. (Hence I rely on Pret way too much). Thus, Jidori is an ace up the culinary sleeve of anyone who frequents central London and finds themselves suddenly hungry and short on time. (And cash.) Jidori in London’s Covent Garden | Photos: Supplied GAYSTARNEWS- Both dishes were gently exalted by a fluffy rice accompaniment, enriched with a soft-cooked onsen egg. The idea is for the diner/s to mix the two together at the table, making for a cool Instagram Story moment.I should be bored of sweet potato by now, having eaten it week-in, week-out in many different forms for years. But Jidori puts a fresh spin on it, and thus it was my dish of the evening.‘The coal-grilled sweet potato gets some seriously loving treatment here’A ‘small plate’, but huge, the root vegetable that defined a generation (I’ve always wanted to write that!) gets some seriously loving treatment here.Coal-grilled and blackened to perfection, it was fleshy and intensely-flavored. Served with homemade kewpie (a sharp Japanese mayo) and egg salad, it would be fine to order this as a main.Dessert was a close second: spicy ginger ice cream, salty miso caramel, plus sweet potato crisps and black sesame praline. (Yes, sweet potato gets a reprise). It tasted lovely. But what sticks with me is the texture of the ice cream. Crushed and crunchy, it was a bit like a Slush Puppy, but laced with thick, heavenly liquid rather than cheap syrup!Other savoury dishes I liked the look of but didn’t try included the katsu curry scotch egg and sesame and chilli marinated cucumbers.The restaurant has a private karaoke room downstairs for 8-12 people. A second Jidori can be found at 89 Kingsland High Street in East London. Both restaurants are currently offering a £6 ($7.69, €6.65) lunch deal during the week.For more information about, visit jidori.co.uk.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us .center_img eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Pret a Manger wifi banned you from going on LGBTI news websitesGovernment supports Travel Gay Canada’s work to attract more LGBTQ2 touristsIstanbul LGBT Pride Parade and tourism: A violent NO by Dictator ErdoganRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/review-jidori-london/ This fantastically cheap, no frills Japanese restaurant enjoys an understated presence on a busy Covent Garden street. It’s an area otherwise overcrowded with overpriced chains resteros and sticky-floored gastro pubs.At Jidori, the food is thrillingly authentic and cooked quickly. Meanwhile the service is efficient enough that can be in and out pretty quickly if you have a show to catch.What’s on offer might require lengthily explanation if you’re new to the cuisine, thus the menu could arguably go into greater detail. But Googling it all is part of the fun. For example we discovered ‘Yakitori’ means skewered chicken; we tried the ‘tsukune’; hunks of glazed, minced meat, served with egg yolk.The casual, friendly and knowledgeable staff can fill in any gaps. They showcased a cheery enthusiasm for the food and an easy confidence with pronunciations.Chicken and egg features heavily on what is a fairly limited menu. We also the kori fried chicken with nori salt and lemon. It was exceptional. Nori being edible seaweed, the exterior of the tender chicken was proudly green in colour. It had a crunchy texture and a punchy, tangy flavor.last_img read more