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Nova Scotia cable station that relayed news of Titanic to be demolished

first_imgHAZEL HILL, N.S. – A Nova Scotia cable station that relayed breaking news about the sinking of the Titanic and the end of the First World War will soon be demolished.The former Commercial Cable building in Hazel Hill — built in 1888 and shuttered in 1962 — carried a daily average of 3,000 messages from all over the world.A local group, the Commercial Cable Rehabilitation Society, had been working to preserve the brick building that overlooks Hazel Hill Lake, but announced three years ago it had exhausted attempts to find a sustainable use for the structure.Barry Carroll, chief administrative officer of the District of Guysborough, says the society turned the building over to the municipality last month.“That’s officially been done, and as a result the municipality has made the decision for safety reasons, based on engineering recommendations, that we’re going to move ahead with demolition,” said Carroll.“Not something we had budgeted, but something that’s a necessity from a safety perspective.”The two-and-a-half storey brick and granite structure with arched windows is one of the few surviving trans-Atlantic cable stations, according to Canada’s Historic Places website.The building was listed in 2006 on the Historic Places register, where it is described as once being a vital link for North American newspapers and key part of communication between stock exchanges in London and New York.The register’s “statement of significance” says workers and their families were brought from England to operate the station, and a small community built to support it.“Hazel Hill was one of the few planned ‘white collar’ communities in North America. To support its highly educated workforce, the Commercial Cable Company not only built its employees new and stylish homes, but amenities such as a tennis court, cricket field, curling rink, and a manager’s home complete with a ballroom,” it said.Local officials have more recently been focused on plans to become the future home of Canada’s only commercial spaceport.In March, Maritime Launch Services Ltd. announced it has committed to establishing a launch complex in the community of Canso, a five minute drive from Hazel Hill.The Halifax-based company, which is a joint venture of three U.S.-based firms, said it chose the area after an assessment of 14 potential locations across North America.The facility would launch medium-sized rockets on a due south trajectory.The area now has perhaps 500 residents, less than half its 2006 population, according to Statistics Canada.(CJFX, The Canadian Press)last_img read more

‘Audience awareness will change film business’

first_imgMumbai: The current times are exciting to be in the film business as audiences have become more demanding, says actor Yami Gautam, who is confident this wave of audience awareness will bring about a positive change in the industry. It was seven years ago that Yami had stepped into Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar’s Vicky Donor, which launched Ayushmann Khurrana as well. Her latest release Uri: The Surgical Strike has also been a game-changer for her as well as the industry. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”There’s a great deal of presence for all kinds of films, writers and director and it’s a great time for actors. Audiences are more demanding and that’s what is exciting for me personally as I am certain this new system of audience awareness will bring a lot of positive change to the business. “Personally I feel, now is the time for me to try newer things, do things out of my comfort zone,” added the actor, who hails from Himachal Pradesh, and grew up in Chandigarh. “I have been fortunate with certain roles I have played so far,” she further added.last_img read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,800.40, up 30.04 points):Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Healthcare. Up 76 cents, 5.92 per cent, to $13.59 on 8.3 million shares. Canopy says it will develop up to three million square feet of greenhouse growing capacity in British Columbia, more than doubling Canada’s biggest licensed marijuana producer’s production footprint. The company said in a statement that it has entered into a definitive joint venture agreement with a large-scale greenhouse operator where it will be a majority shareholder of BC Tweed Joint Venture Inc., a new company.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 10 cents, 4.44 per cent, to $2.35 on 7.04 million shares. Delta Air Lines says its deliveries of Bombardier CSeries aircraft may be delayed next year but that ultimately it won’t be forced to pay the 300 per cent preliminary duties recently announced by the U.S. Commerce Department. “We’re not going to be forced to pay tariffs or anything of the ilk,” CEO Ed Bastian said Wednesday during a conference call about its third-quarter results.Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Healthcare. Up five cents, 1.69 per cent, to $3.00 on 5.9 million shares.Birchcliff Energy Ltd. (TSX:BIR). Oil and gas. Up six cents, 1.16 per cent, to $5.24 on 4.3 million shares.Pretium Resources Inc. (TSX:PVG). Miner. Up $2.92, 24.07 per cent, to $15.05 on 3.6 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 12 cents, or 0.84 per cent, to $14.35 on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Metro Inc. (TSX:MRU). Grocer. Up 26 cents, 0.62 per cent, to $41.99 on 692,466 shares. The grocery store chain says it will eliminate about 280 jobs starting in 2021 as part of a $400-million overhaul of its Ontario distribution network. Metro says the move to modernize and automate its network will mean the loss of about 180 full-time and 100 part-time positions.Shopify Inc. (TSX:SHOP). E-Commerce. Down $2.64, or 2.28 per cent, to $118.40 on 1.4 million shares. Shopify’s chief executive says he’ll push back against a short-seller’s report questioning the company’s business model during the release of their next financial results. Company CEO Tobias Lutke tweeted that he looks forward to the next earnings call, expected in early November, where he’ll address the “short-selling troll” targeting Shopify.Thomson Reuters Corp. (TSX:TRI). Media. Up four cents, or 0.07 per cent, to $57.71 on 494,816 shares. The multinational information services company will spend about US$100 million to house its new technology hub at a Toronto complex that’s being built for occupation in 2021. read more

Apples iPad mini now on sale

Apple’s iPad mini now on sale AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email It’s big day for gadget lovers, Friday. The Apple iPad mini is up for sale, but there were smaller than usual lineups when stores opened in Asia and Australia. Critics said the new product is too expensive — at $329 (Cdn.) — when compared to tablets from rivals like Google and Amazon. Apple predicted it will sell more than one-million iPad minis this weekend. The company’s fourth-generation iPad, which has a faster processor and better WiFi, is also out Friday. apple ipad mini|gadgets|technology by News Staff Posted Nov 2, 2012 8:10 am MDT read more

Senate to host presentation on university governance

Brock faculty are invited to attend an upcoming Senate presentation on shared university governance.Professor Len Findlay, of the University of Saskatchewan, will share his thoughts on Collegial Governance in the 21st Century on Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Pond Inlet.Director of the Humanities Research Unit and founding member of the Indigenous Humanities group at the University of Saskatchewan, Findlay will speak about concern over the level of empowerment felt by academics and why.“This will generate reflection during and after the event about the conditions of engagement and disengagement of academic staff in shared governance,” said Brock Senate Chair David Whitehead.Those planning to attend are asked to reflect in advance on their own recent experience as an academic at Brock, including how empowered they feel and why, he said.Whitehead said the presentation is timely for the University, as the institution is in its first full year with a new President who is finalizing an institutional plan to present to Senate and the Board of Trustees for approval.“As part of this planning process, Brock is dealing with the effects of the provincial Strategic Mandate Agreement process on our institution,” he said. “Senate has committed to undertaking the first in a series of regular periodic reviews of its structure, processes and effectiveness. Professor Findlay’s presentation will provide us all at Brock with a timely opportunity to reflect on the value of faculty participation in the development and implementation of academic policy.”Whitehead encouraged faculty members to attend the presentation and participate in the process of reflection.“This feeds directly into Senate’s review of how are we doing as the major governing body at Brock University that is in charge of determining educational policy,” he said. read more

Lime shuffles executive lineup swapping cofounders as CEO

first_imgBrad Bao (left) is taking the reins from fellow co-founder Toby Sun. Lime Scooter company Lime announced a revamped executive lineup on Thursday, with co-founder Brad Bao taking over as CEO for Toby Sun.Bao, the company’s executive chairman, co-founded San Mateo, California-based Lime with Sun in 2016. Sun will stay with the company, turning his attention to research and development.”Lime’s structure allows for our executive leadership to be multipurpose and we are making a few changes to our team today to seize the opportunity ahead of us,” Lime said in a statement. “Brad will take on the role of CEO and focus on operating the Lime of today, while Toby will look to what’s next and focus on building the Lime of tomorrow.” Rounding out the executive shuffle was the promotion of Joe Kraus, Lime’s chief operating officer, to president. Tags Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X The Cheapskate 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. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review 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. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) 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). $210 at Best Buy See it 0 See at Amazon Share your voice Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Lime scooters,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. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 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. Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Tech Industry Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview Apple iPhone XS Sarah Tew/CNET See It $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review 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. 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. $999 $520 at HP $999 $155 at Google Express 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. 0 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54)center_img Chris Monroe/CNET $999 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. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Post a comment Sprint See It $299 at Amazon Read the Rylo camera preview Read Google Home Hub review 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. Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo Best Buy JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $59 at eBay Share your voice Boost Mobile 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. Turo Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $999 Sarah Tew/CNET See It Rylo Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 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. 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. Angela Lang/CNET $6 at Tidal Post a comment Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Tags 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. $60 at Best Buylast_img read more

Hyundai Kia invests 300 million in Ola electric vehicle cabs to hit

first_imgClose Watch : Ubers self-driving trucks delivering goods Hyundai Motor Group and its subsidiary Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) have announced to invest big sum of funds in India’s largest cab hailing service Ola.Both the South Korean companies have pledged to invest $300 million (approx. Rs 2,068.41 Crore) in the Bengaluru-based Ola. Together they plan to develop unique fleet and mobility solutions including building India-specific electric vehicles and infrastructure; as well as nurturing best in class opportunities and offerings for aspiring driver partners with customized vehicles, on the latter’s platform.”India is the centerpiece of Hyundai Motor Group’s strategy to gain leadership in the global mobility market and our partnership with Ola will certainly accelerate our efforts to transform into a Smart Mobility Solutions Provider,” Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group said in a statement. [From Right] Euisun Chung, Executive Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group with Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Ola.Ola Press Kit”Hyundai will proactively respond to market changes and persistently innovate to deliver greater value to our customers,” Chung added.The partnership is a first for Hyundai and Kia Motors, from being car-maker to smart mobility solution provider, which include cab operation and fleet management. With such large investment, Ola intends to improve the driver partner’s financial stability in terms of lease and instalment payments and also with regular repair and maintenance of the car, the company will be able to enhance customer ride experience.”We’re very excited about our partnership with Hyundai, as Ola progresses to build innovative and cutting-edge mobility solutions for a billion people. Together, we will bring to market a new generation of mobility solutions, as we constantly expand our range of offerings for our consumers. This partnership will also significantly benefit driver-partners on our platform, as we collaborate with Hyundai to build vehicles and solutions that enable sustainable earnings for millions of them, in the time to come,” Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Ola said in a statement. You will soon be able hail an electric vehicle on Ola cabs platform in India.Ola/MediaKitAs per Ola, it has 1.3 million partners on its platform and with the new funds, Ola aims to create over two million livelihood opportunities in the mobility ecosystem by 2022. It will also further empower hundreds of thousands more, with access to tailored offerings across vehicles, financing, insurance and more, substantially bringing down the total cost of ownership for partners.Most importantly, it is expected to accelerate micro-entrepreneurship in India’s growing pool of aspiring driver-partners.One of the key point mentioned by the companies is the funding will help fast track the developing of electric vehicles. With rising pollution in the major cities across India, this will definitely be boon to citizens. Toxic air has become a serious concern in Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Mumbai and other select North Indian states.Last year, the Supreme Court set timings for burning firecrackers in the cities, but recently it is contemplating revising the order, has it had limited impact. Also, it is looking into the issue of banning aged vehicles and bringing stricter regulations for car makers in terms of emission standards, the legal requirements governing air pollutants released into the atmosphere by an automobile.Besides major cities in India, Ola operates in multiple major international markets such as Australia, New Zealand and UK including South Wales.last_img read more

NPA crisis Cleaning up bad loan mess is the priority says RBI

first_imgRBI deputy governor Dr Viral V Acharya (extreme left), along with governor Urjit Patel (third from left) during a press conference to announce the second bi-monthly monetary policy review of the fiscal, in Mumbai on June 7, 2017.IANSCleaning up of the balance sheets of banks remains the top priority for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), its Deputy Governor Viral Acharya said on Saturday, according to an Economic Times report.Asked if the cleaning up the books of banks would take precedence over the rate cut for the central bank, Acharya, who speaking at the Delhi Economics Conclave, said, “That (addressing NPAs) is certainly our number one priority.”Gross NPAs of banks touched as high as Rs 7.11 lakh crore as of April, with most concentrated in public-sector banks, according to Capitaline data.The central bank will review monetary policy on August 2. With inflation falling to record low, there are expectations that RBI will cut rates.He said demonetisation has changed the perspective of some people towards black money, and preference for financial products is on the rise.Acharya said the note ban has changed the perspective of some sections of the society towards black money. “One observation I had about the recent Indian experiment has been that there is something interesting going on in terms of financialisation of savings…. this (savings) seems to have had a pretty non-linear shift since November and December,” he said.The flows that are going domestically into mutual funds, structured investment programmes as a form of savings, insurance premia collections — these are on the rise, he said.last_img read more

India asks Myanmar to take action against Rohingyas accused of killing Hindus

first_imgIndian news website has reported that Myanmar troops have accused the Rohingya Muslims of killing over 45 Hindu villagers.The report appeared on Saturday also said the Indian government has sought action against those responsible for the murder of “hundreds of Hindus in Myanmar’s Rakhine state”.This comes after mass graves of Hindus were discovered from the eastern province which is in the grip of an ethnic conflict, said the news website.Read more: Mass grave of 28 Hindus found: Myanmar armyThe report quoted India’s external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar to have said that as per the statement of the office of Myanmar’s state counsellor, all the bodies found in these graves are of Hindus.“Kumar said that the country condemns terrorism in all ways. He also said that India has seen the press reports about these graves and has also looked at the official statement by the Myanmarese government,” added the report.”We emphasise that there is no justification for any act of terrorism which targets civilians in this conflict. We hope authorities will be able to bring to justice perpetrators of the crime,” Kumar was quoted.”We hope the families of the victims will be provided with all possible assistance so as to instil a sense of security and return of normalcy,” he added.”We have conveyed our concerns about the affected people to Myanmar. The affected families should be given appropriate compensation,” Kumar added.The report said last week twenty-eight bodies were disinterred from the first site, and 17 from the second, all believed to be Hindus. The victims, including women and children, had been blindfolded with their hands tied and their throats slit.“The Myanmar government and the military have denied to take the blame and is accusing the militant group Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) for the killings.“The ARSA has officially denied the killings,” added the report.last_img read more

Snapchat to Bow My ExBFF Court Parody Series from Elisabeth Murdochs Vertical

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Vertical Networks is using the actual set from the “Divorce Court” syndicated show to shoot “My Ex-BFF Court” at a studio in West L.A. Presiding over “My Ex-BFF Court” is Judge Matteo Lane, a New York-based comedian (whose real name is Matthew Lane), who metes out justice to the pairs of bickering pals with sassy, satirical flair.The show was developed out of Vertical Networks’ analysis of usage from Brother, its daily Snapchat Publisher Story targeted at millennial males, which reaches an average of over 34 million unique monthly viewers. The company discovered that relationship drama (through bits like “Ways to Mess With Your Friends”) was far more interesting to Brother’s audience than romantic relationships, said Bailey Rosser, director of audience development and head of content at Vertical Networks.“We took the concept of ‘friend conflict’– which tested with relatively high interest on Brother — and curated that into a courtroom show, based on what tropes have been popular on TV,” Rosser said.Vertical Networks is managing production and casting for “My Ex-BFF Court” in house. Each episode runs 3-4 minutes.“My Ex-BFF Court” joins Snapchat’s expanded slate of originals, which includes scripted and reality shows. The social and messaging app has run more than 60 original series, from partners including NBC, CBS, ESPN, Viacom, Discovery, A&E, the NBA, and the NFL.In addition to “My Ex-BFF Court,” Snap has launched Vertical Networks’ “Parental Guidance,” a show in which moms or dads find date on behalf of their offspring, and “Solve,” a scripted murder-mystery series. Vertical’s popular “Phone Swap” dating show will return to Snapchat for a holiday season through the end of the year.Vertical Networks, founded in 2016, is currently based in Venice Beach, Calif., but will be moving to new offices in Santa Monica next year. In September, the company appointed former Mitu chief operating officer Jesús Chavez as its CEO.center_img Snap has been getting hammered in the stock market, and it just lost its head of content, Nick Bell. But the company is still pushing on its original-content strategy for Snapchat, as it looks to boost ad revenue from its user base of 186 million daily users.Snapchat’s newest short-form original: “My Ex-BFF Court,” a spoof of daytime-TV fare like “Divorce Court” and “Judge Judy” in which two former best friends hash out a beef — and the guilty party is sentenced to some kind of quirky punishment.The quasi-reality show comes from Vertical Networks, the mobile content studio founded by Elisabeth Murdoch, which has distributed several other shows on Snapchat. “My Ex-BFF Court” will premiere Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 a.m. PT on Snapchat’s Discovery page, with subsequent episodes in the 12-part series hitting on following Thursdays.last_img read more

Oldest Homo Sapien Fossil Found Upending Part of History

first_img Earliest this week it was reported that scientists had found the earliest known homo sapiens fossils in Morocco, potentially upending parts of our evolutionary history.Just about everyone knows that humans evolved in Africa — that much hasn’t changed. But for some time, the prevailing wisdom was that we were birthed by some “cradle” in modern day East Africa. Analysis of the new fossils suggest that not only did homo sapiens evolve a bit earlier than previously thought, but that we evolved all over the African continent — not just in the East.It’s important to stress homo sapiens instead of humans here because anthropologists typically refer to any species in the genus homo “human.” So homo erectus? Human. Neanderthals? Humans too. That’s where some of this stuff can get confusing. Humans have been around for a little more than a million years. Our species, homo sapiens, evolved around 300,000 years ago. Last, we have behaviorally modern humans — i.e. the sub-species homo sapiens sapiens. These folks are… well… us. That transition happened about 50,000 years ago. That primer aside, let’s return to the paper.As many scientists suspected, these earliest specimens of our species look — physically, at least — a lot like us. But, their brains were structurally distinct from ours. Both our squishy grey bits and their’s run about the same size — 1500 cubic centimeters — but the earlier humans’ heads were also more elongated. It’s hard to say for sure, but given how distinct our transition from a more basal head shape, like the longer, thinner face of a chimp, has been thought to important somehow. We could be wrong, of course, but the fossil record clearly shows our brains getting rounder in a few areas around the same time that we began developing more complex tools.In any case, these findings are nothing short of remarkable. The jaw and teeth are in good condition. They’re preserved well-enough that we can distinguish key anatomical features showing that we’re looking at us and not say, a Neanderthal. Plus, the bones were found with flint that was traced back to a quarry not too far away from the discovery site. This was particularly exciting because for years we’d been finding similar flint tools all over Africa that date to around 300,000 years. We had no idea where they were, but this adds evidence to the hypothesis that we had already spread all over the continent and had active, albeit loose, networks stretching hundreds of miles. Alternatively, it may be that we simply had far greater interaction with other human species — we could have made or traded tools with them.And it’s these flint blades that have been critical to us dating the site at all. Thermoluminescence, a type of fairly accurate dating when dealing with some older objects. It turns out that when stones or ceramics are fired, they leave behind chemical markers. We can use those to calibrate our “clocks” and look at other nearby things and estimate their ages. Unless you’re in a unique environment, you can generally expect that objects in the same sedimentary layer are from the same time. So, given that these bones were found with flint knives that were last burned some 300,000 years ago, we can pretty confident these bones and teeth are at least that old.Again, it’s worth stressing just how amazing all of this is. Any one of these discoveries on their own, would be huge. But in one go, we’ve discovered super-old human fossils, in a new area, that clearly show modern humans have specialized brains that older versions of us didn’t and that we found the source for an array of tools we’ve discovered all over Africa.“My reaction was a big ‘wow,’”Jean-Jacques Hublin, a researcher on the team that made the discovery, told the Guardian. “I was expecting them to be old, but not that old.”“This gives us a completely different picture of the evolution of our species. It goes much further back in time, but also the very process of evolution is different to what we thought,” Hublin added. “It looks like our species was already present probably all over Africa by 300,000 years ago. If there was a Garden of Eden, it might have been the size of the continent.” UN Report: 1 Million Species Face Extinction Due to HumansOstensibly Carnivorous Species of Shark Actually Prefer Salads Stay on targetlast_img read more

Colton Haynes says husband did not cheat on him calls him amazing

first_imgGAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Jeff Leatham responds to Colton Haynes filing for divorceColton Haynes shares adorable twinky throwback photosColton Haynes officially files for divorce from Jeff LeathamRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Many people offered their support and love to Haynes.Sorry you have to go through this. Just know that there are actual adults who understand and who are wishing you all the best. Keep your chin up. You have an amazing group of friends and family that love and adore you. Keep yourself surrounded by their love. Things will be ok — A Cosetta (@ladyanniec) May 5, 2018They also praised him as classy for his response.Very classy Colton. No matter what’s going on, know you are loved by family and friends. Stay strong, you’ll rise above these tough times.— Dawn (@71Dawnmichelle) May 5, 2018Details about Haynes and Leatham’s alleged separation are still unknown.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Last week, TMZ reported the couple split after six months of marriage. Haynes also erased every reference to Leatham on his Instagram account.Around the same time, Haynes released a new song called Man It Sucks. The song is about a failed romance, following one partner cheating on the other.Many assumed the song was about Leatham.[embedded content]Over the weekend, however, Haynes clarified and came to Leatham’s defense.‘Please stop being mean to him’The actor took to Twitter and said the song wasn’t about Leatham, but a past relationship.Jeff would never cheat. He’s an amazing man. Please stop being mean to him. The song I wrote was about a past relationship. — Colton Haynes (@ColtonLHaynes) May 5, 2018center_img Haynes’ mother recently passed away | Photo: YouTube/colton haynes eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Colton Haynes addressed his relationship with Jeff Leatham for the first time since the news of their separation.last_img read more

Gay Democrat kisses husband in ad during Trumps fave Fox News show

first_img‘Rich is on-track to win the Democratic primary because of that authenticity, his deep roots in the state, and his 15 years of legislative experience. And it is great to see him share his love for Mark and the kids with voters too – especially in a political ad airing during the president’s favorite television show.’Madaleno added: ‘We need to stand up for the people we love and to continue to confront harassment and discrimination.’‘Having led the charge for marriage equality, achieving true equality and justice for all Marylanders will be my priority as Governor. June is LGBT Pride Month and I couldn’t think of a better time to release this ad.‘I am proud of my family, proud of my record of standing up for our progressive values and proud to be unflinching in standing up against hate. Love does truly trump hate.’Watch the ad below:[embedded content]Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . What if Donald Trump was gay? He won’t be married….Winter Olympics 2018: Fox News pulls column complaining about gay and black athletesEmbarrassing number of gay and ethnic minorities at OlympicsRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Running for Governor of Maryland, he is doing his best to stop the damage Trump and the Republicans are doing.Democrat kisses husband in ‘political ad first’In his ad, he shows how he has banned assault weapons, protected Planned Parenthood, and supports public schools.And he also closes the political ad by kissing his husband.The best part? It aired in Washington during Trump’s favorite program on Fox News.This is perhaps the first time a political ad has shown a same-sex kiss between a politician and his husband.Annise Parker, president of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, said the White House is trying to erase LGBTI visibility.‘Rich Madaleno is boldly stating he’s proud of his family and will fight for all Marylanders if elected,’ she said.‘Not long ago, out LGBTQ people were unable to run for statewide offices such as governor,’ she added, ‘Voters now recognize there is an authenticity to LGBTQ leaders rarely found in today’s politicians. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Meet Rich Madaleno, a gay Democrat who is doing his best to piss off President Donald Trump.center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… This Democrat politician aired a same-sex kiss with his husband during Trump’s fave Fox News showlast_img read more

Motorcyclist and passenger taken to hospital after crash on busy road

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTwo people were taken to hospital after an accident involving a motorbike and a Mini on a Staffordshire road at the weekend. The A520 was closed for several hours near the junction with Vanity Lane, near Oulton, following the collision just after 1pm on Saturday (August 3). A man and a woman, the rider and pillion passenger on the motorcycle, were both taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital as a result of the accident. A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:  “We treated two patients.  A lady in her 40s and a man her 40s. “Both were assessed and treated on the scene before being taken to the major trauma centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. “Neither had injuries that were believed to be life-threatening.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Punter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing womancenter_img Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play.  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram.last_img read more

CreatorSide Optimization How LinkedIns new feed model helps small creators

first_imgLinkedIn is used by 567M users every day. It creates new opportunities for connecting with professionals all over the globe, with more than a million posts, videos, and articles made on the LinkedIn feed each day. However, the team has identified that the growth in the number of post creators and viewers have led to issues. These include almost no recognition for lesser-known creators and viral posts drowning out posts from closer connections To combat this, the team combined multiple experimental techniques and came up with a smarter feed relevance model. The problem: Almost no recognition for small creators The team discovered that there was no equal distribution of reactions given by members on a creator’s post. In other words, the number of creators who get zero feedback on making a post was actually increasing. This posed a huge problem as getting feedback is a motivational boost for creators to continue posting in the future. Influencers with millions of followers do get more reactions as compared to the average person. If feed viewers kept giving feedback to the top 1% of posters, who were already getting plenty of attention, the lesser-known creators would not be recognized at all. A second issue encountered was that the team received anecdotal reports pointing out that irrelevant hyper-viral posts were gaming the feed and crowding out posts from closer connections. Issues with the old feed model The original LinkedIn feed model was designed in a way that if many people have already enjoyed, liked, and shared a piece of content, then the feed will correctly guess that a new viewer is also highly likely to enjoy it and hence show highly viral content. This meant viewers missed important posts from close connections and people they know personally. Moreover, the model was not programmed to consider how much the creator may appreciate receiving feedback from the viewer. The solution: A new Optimization function The team added an additional term in the optimization function of the relevance model.  Once a creator receives feedback from the viewer, the term quantifies the value received. Now that the feed knew how much a given creator will appreciate getting feedback from a given viewer, it uses this information to rank posts. The model also takes into account ‘spam feedback’ considering the quality of the post to avoid spamming viewers with low-quality posts. This consideration for small creators ensures that no one is left behind and they can easily reach out to the community. Optimization from the creator’s perspective To test the model, the team performed an  “upstream/downstream metrics.” They used a collection of upstream metrics, for example: “first likes given.” This metric quantifies how often a feed viewer likes a post that didn’t previously have any likes. If the viewer sees a post that doesn’t have any likes, and he clicks the like button for it, then it creates the test case of “first like given.” The other metric used was called  “creator love” that describe how the creator feels about the viewer’s actions. It also decides the impact that the viewers’ actions has on a creators post. “creator love” upstream metrics The suite of metrics contains several variations on test cases involving comments, freshness of the post, and the changing value of feedback beyond the first piece. It all boils down to measuring a value given to the creator. The team also used edge-based bootstrapping on bernoulli randomization, pioneered by Jim Sorenson. Did the new feed model help? The answer is ‘yes!’. This feature turned out to be successful for both creators and feed viewers. The team believes this change is helping posts from close connections to appears at the top of a member’s feed. And members like seeing more content from people they know! This model especially benefited creators with smaller networks. The model was supposed to take about 8% of feedback away from the top 0.1% of creators and redistribute it to the bottom 98%. This worked and showed a 5% increase in creators returning to post again. As for top creators, taking 8% of the likes away from the top 0.1% still leaves them better off than they were a year ago. These changes just help to ensure equality among all members of the network. It will interesting to see the impact that this new model will have on viewers feed and their reaction to the same. To more in-depth about the experiments the team performed on the model and their line of thoughts, you can visit their official blog. Read Next What is Statistical Analysis and why does it matter? Working with Azure container service cluster [Tutorial] Performing Sentiment Analysis with R on Obama’s State of the Union speeches [Tutorial]last_img read more

December 30 2002 An exhibition of Paolo Soleris

first_imgDecember 30, 2002An exhibition of Paolo Soleri’s work in Rome, Italy has been planned for April 2004. It will be hosted by Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita’ CulturaIi (the Ministry of Cultures), Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica (National Institute of Graphics) and DARC – Direzione Generale per le Arti e L’Architettura Contemporanee. The exhibition will be in two buildings, one of them next to the famous Trevi Fountain. Sandra Suatoni from the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica and Diego Guarino go through our archival materials for possible exhibit selections. Diego is the architect responsible for the recent restoration of the Ceramica Artistica Solimene in Vietri Sul Mare, Italy, designed by Soleri in 1953. In the Arcosanti Archives from left: Archive Director Tomiaki Tamura, Italian Project Co-ordinator Tony Fragiacomo, Sandra Suatoni, Paolo Soleri and Diego Guarino. [Photo & text: sa] The exhibition will include models, scrolls, drawings and sketchbooks. During a visit to Cosanti, Sandra, Diego, Roma Tre students and archive interns are shown early silt-pile workshop posters by Roger Tomalty, research associate for educational programs and Cosanti restoration. [Photo & text: sa] The director of the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Serenita Papaldo, visited Arcosanti and Cosanti for this first exploration for the exhibition. Part of the visit to Cosanti was a stop at the Paradise Valley Town Hall to see the small Soleri exhibit which will be on display there for the next 10 months. [Photo & text: sa] A meeting was held at Cosanti to discuss some of the preliminary details for the exhibition. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Cyprus upgraded to investment grade by DBRS

first_imgCyprus has been upgraded back to investment grade by DBRS Ratings Limited, following recent upgrades from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Saturday.In a Friday report, DBRS upgraded Cyprus’ long-term foreign and local currency-issuer ratings from BB to BBB (low) and its short-term foreign and local currency-issuer ratings from R-4 to R-2 (middle). DBRS also changed the trend from Positive to Stable.According to the agency, the upgrade is driven by the material reduction in Cypriot banks’ non-performing loans (NPLs) in recent months, reflecting the government’s and the banks’ stepped up efforts. Together, the orderly liquidation of Cyprus Cooperative Bank and the banks’ sale of NPLs have almost halved the stock of the banking sector’s NPLs in 2018. While NPLs remain high, the agency adds, the decline in NPLs and a strengthened legal framework are reducing risks to financial stability.The rating upgrade is also driven by the continued solid performance of the Cypriot economy. Cyprus is on track to post real GDP growth of close to 4.0% in 2018, among the strongest in the euro area. Growth is driven by investment, consumption and exports of services, and follows a 4.2% rise in 2017.In DBRS’ assessment, Cyprus’ credit fundamentals are now in line with investment grade, after recovering over the past few years. The ratings are supported by Cyprus’ solid budget position, its enhanced public debt management framework, its Eurozone membership fostering sustainable macroeconomic policies, and its openness to investment encouraging a favourable business environment. Nevertheless, it added, Cyprus also faces significant credit challenges related to still sizable NPLs in the banking sector, still high levels of private and public sector debt, external imbalances, and the small size of its service-driven economy, which exposes Cyprus to adverse changes in external demand.The Stable trend reflects DBRS’s view that risks to the ratings are currently broadly balanced.As pointed out, the ratings could come under upward pressure from sustained healthy economic growth and sound fiscal position, which would contribute to the downward trajectory in the public debt ratio.Moreover, further progress in reducing banks’ NPLs and private sector debt and the strengthening of the banking sector would be positive for the ratings. However, the ratings could come under downward pressure in a period of significantly weak growth, combined with large fiscal imbalances or materialisation of large contingent liabilities. A reversal of the downward trajectory in NPLs could also be negative.It also noted that investor and depositor confidence have improved. After falling in Q1 2018, largely led by declines in non-resident deposits, total deposits in the banking system are growing again.According to DBRS, Cyprus’ economic growth has remained robust in 2018. Real GDP grew by 4.0% year-on-year in the first half of the year. Growth has been broad-based, with construction, tourism, shipping, professional services, and manufacturing, making a contribution.The ratings agency also pointed out that Cyprus benefits from a stable political environment and institutions. Despite the government lacking a majority in the House of Representatives, and this could result in delays in adopting reforms. it managed to get approval of the legislation related to its strategy for the reduction of the NPLs in July 2018.You May LikeSecurity SaversWindows Users Advised To Do This TodaySecurity SaversUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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