BREAKING: SmallHD Releases New 7″ FOCUS Monitor with 1000 Nit Brightness

first_imgSmallHD consistently brings monitors with fantastic sets of features to the market, and with the new FOCUS 7 they’re at it again.The SmallHD FOCUS was a great product. Around here, we use one every single day. The daylight-viewable screen and convenient form-factor was a grand slam from a company that consistently brings great products to market.Now, they’ve announced the FOCUS 7, a similar product to its predecessor but with a few bells and whistles that address absolutely any issues I might have had with the original FOCUS.Aside from the larger screen (which is a big plus for me — I don’t really like to pull focus on a 5″ monitor), there are some really great new features available on the FOCUS 7.1000 Nit BrightnessImage via SmallHD.What is a nit? Well, I’m not sure. However, I hear that you want more nits. The more nits the better. Gimme those nits.All joking aside, functionally speaking, nits are just a measurement of brightness for LCD screens. The original FOCUS monitor was purely daylight viewable, and the FOCUS 7 will be even brighter than the previous monitor. The FOCUS had 800 nit brightness, whereas the FOCUS 7 is up to 1000 nits.What does this mean? It pretty much means that even in the harshest full sunlight, you’ll still be able to see a crystal clear image. I’ve been in some situations with the original FOCUS where things were becoming a little hard to see. I bet the 200 extra nits will take care of that.Full-Size HDMI PortThis is definitely my biggest gripe about the old FOCUS monitor. Anytime I wanted to use that monitor with a full-sized cinema camera and not a DSLR, I had to use an adapter, which was frustrating. Most of the adapters you can find are cheap and poor quality, and they would break in the middle of a shoot, necessitating a quick run to the electronics store. Very frustrating. For DSLR or mirrorless shooters, however, it was nice having that convenience.The FOCUS 7 will have a full-size HDMI port. This will make it a bit easier to use it with bigger cameras.1920×1200 Screen ResolutionAside from all the other great features, the FOCUS 7 has better resolution than the previous FOCUS monitor. at 1920×1200 resolution, you’ll have all the resolution you need to make sure that you get critical focus in any situation.Not to mention, along with that resolution, you get the benefit of their fantastic OS3 software — if you’ve had the pleasure to work with it, you know it’s good. Real-time scopes, waveforms, focus assist, false color, anything you’d want — and especially real-time 3D LUTS.The FOCUS 7 is available now for $699Top Image via SmallHD.Looking for more articles on film and video production? Check these out.Are Quantum Image Sensors the Future for Video Recording?How Documentary Filmmakers Make Synthetic Light Look NaturalIndustry Insights: The Ins and Outs of Real Estate Video ProductionDirecting Fight Cinematography: The Right Way and the Wrong WayFour Reasons You Should Be Renting Your Gear Out on ShareGridlast_img read more

When Your Prospect Steals Your Idea

first_imgYou worry about your dream client taking your big idea and executing it themselves—or worse, giving the idea to your competition. As unfortunate as this is, it is a necessary risk and part of being consultative. One way to make this point is to recognize how absurd it would be to try withholding your insights and ideas.Client: “Do you have any ideas about what wevmight do to improve?”You: “Yes, I do.”Client: “What should we be considering? What should we do?”You: “I know the answer.”Client: “What is it?”You: “I can’t tell you.”Client: “You can’t tell me?”You: “No. I can’t.Client: “What? Why not?”You: “You are just going to have to trust me and sign the contract.”Client: “Sign a contract to do what?”You: “Help you get the result you need.”Client: “But, shouldn’t I be able to understand how you are going to help before I decide? What if it isn’t something we can do?”You: “I’ll tell you what the solution looks like after you sign the contract, then you will know how we produce those results.”Client: “What, is it a secret?”You: “Yes. No one knows how we get these results. We hold this secret sacred. We can never allow our competitors to discover it.”Client: “Thank you so much for your time, Johnny Illuminati.”Being a Consultative SellerYou cannot be consultative without sharing your ideas and insights.Mostly, what you do isn’t so different that your competitors couldn’t do the same thing if they wanted to. The reason they don’t is that they don’t want to, or they are executing a different strategy or business model. Nothing stays a secret forever, and in many industries, people find very similar ways to get to the same result—or something close. Over time, things tend towards commoditization.If you are ahead of your competition in some area, giving them the idea doesn’t mean they could execute if they tried, which is why real differentiation tends to last awhile. People and companies don’t change easily or quickly.When a prospective client runs off with your idea or passes it off to your competitor, they often continue to have the same problems, including a lack of new and relevant ideas and a partner who can’t fill that gap.When this happens, you need to address it. You cannot avoid difficult conversations.You: “I would love to keep sharing ideas with you, but to do that, you’re going to have to commit to letting us help you execute them. While we would love to serve you, we aren’t interested in helping teach our competitors how to think about the problems we solve. Is that fair?”last_img read more

Ingram, Randle lead Lakers over Suns

first_img2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Josh Hart tallied his third consecutive double-double in as many starts. He has scored 44 and brought down 36 rebounds in that stretch.Randle said the team has started jokingly calling him Charles Barkley because he’s rebounding at such a high rate at his size.“He’s great, especially from that guard position, coming in and helping the bigs get boards,” Randle said. “He’s huge for us.”UP NEXTSuns: Host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.Lakers: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City The Lakers overcame a sluggish start to the second quarter and a 16-6 run by the Suns. Los Angeles made only two of its first 10 shots, and Phoenix took a 50-43 lead on a jump shot by Warren to cap a 22-8 run over nearly seven minutes.Los Angeles answered with a 10-2 run that included Brook Lopez making a 3-pointer after blocking Jackson’s dunk attempt and Ingram making a 3 to give Los Angeles a 53-52 lead with 2:29 left in the half. The game was tied at 57 at halftime.Ingram’s ferocious slam gave Los Angeles an 84-77 lead with 1:59 remaining in the third. His two free throws gave the Lakers a nine-point lead entering the fourth quarter, and Kuzma’s slam dunk sent the crowd into a frenzy and the Lakers into a 95-85 lead with 9:08 remaining in the game.The Lakers held the Suns to just 14 points in the final period, and closed the final 5:27 on an 8-0 run.TIP-INSSuns: Lost their third straight game, and their 12th of their last 13. . Made only 56.5 percent of their free throws. . Marquese Chriss added 10 points and six rebounds.Lakers: Lonzo Ball missed his 11th straight game with a sore left knee. . Outscored Phoenix 25-11 in fast-break points. . Won their seventh straight home game. . Improved to 7-4 without Ball in the lineup.BOOKER OUTSuns guard Devin Booker missed Tuesday’s game with an injury to his left hip.He was hurt in Sunday’s 115-110 loss to the Charlotte Hornets and left the game. He did not practice Monday.Triano said before the game that things change “drastically” without Booker.“He’s a guy that we’ve played at so many different positions,” Triano said. “He’s handled the ball for us in a variety of situations. Scorer, playmaker and he’s been a much better defender this year. We’re going to miss all that.”DOUBLE-DOUBLE HART Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kuzma said the team’s switching scheme contributed to a strong final stretch on the defensive end.“Just switching everything,” Kuzma said. “Switching pin-downs, pick-and-rolls. And rebounding, too.”The Suns shot 47 percent in the first half. The Lakers held Phoenix to just 29 percent for the remainder of the game.“They got out and they beat us up and down the court,” Suns coach Jay Triano said. “That’s them doing a good job of rebounding and getting it out.”Los Angeles allowed 12 offensive rebounds in the first half, but only four in the second half. Walton said he showed the team a clip at halftime where Warren outworked four Lakers players for an offensive rebound that resulted in a basket.ADVERTISEMENT “You could tell with the way they were talking to each other on the court and the effort they were giving that they were locked in to getting stops for that second half,” Walton said.Brandon Ingram scored 26 points for the Lakers, while Julius Randle added 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Kyle Kuzma scored 16 points off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTJ Warren scored a team-high 24 points, while Josh Jackson added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns.The Lakers pulled away in the last eight minutes of the fourth quarter with a 15-3 run after leading 97-90. Westbrook, George lead Thunder rout of Durant, Warriors Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img Phoenix Suns forward TJ Warren, right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-93. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — By the time coach Luke Walton entered the locker room at halftime, his Lakers players were already talking about how to defend better over the next 24 minutes.The talk worked. The Lakers held the Suns to only 36 points in the second half en route to a 112-93 victory on Tuesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Read Next AFP official booed out of forumlast_img read more

AP Min urges citizens to avail govts ante-natal care services

first_imgVijayawada, Feb 20 (PTI) Andhra Pradesh Health Minister K Srinivas today appealed to citizens to utilize the services offered for timely medical care to pregnant women in the state.”The state government would provide free CT scan test twice to all pregnant women from March 1,” Srinivas said in a press release.”The pregnant women should also avail the free-of-cost 102 Mother and Child Express service to reach their residence from the hospital after the delivery,” he said.”Under this service, ambulance would reach the hospital where the mother gave birth within 30 minutes after making a call on toll-free number 102. It would carry her to her residence along with a medical staff,” he said.He said the government has decided to fill vacant posts of 500 doctors in Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and 1,000 nurses in the state. PTI COR SDLlast_img read more

ST updates STM32CubeMX MCU configurator with multi-panel GUI

first_imgSetting up STM32 microcontroller projects is more intuitive and efficient using STMicroelectronics’ latest release of the STM32CubeMX configuration tool. With its modern multi-panel GUI that lets users visualize and do more without changing screen view, STM32CubeMX v.5.0 makes optimizing MCU-configuration parameters easier and more comfortable.STM32CubeMX kick-starts embedded projects by helping users to select the right STM32 device from the family of over 800 variants and configure the basic hardware features appropriately, before automatically generating the MCU-initialization code.Users can take advantage of powerful device-configuration utilities, including a pinout selector with conflict solver, help with clock-tree settings, and a power-consumption calculator for accurate early-stage assessment of energy requirements and power-saving opportunities. There are also tools for configuring peripherals and middleware stacks, such as TCP/IP or USB stacks, and support for dynamic validation of parameter constraints.When configuration is complete, STM32CubeMX generates initialization code that is recognized by numerous popular development environments including IAR-EWARM, Keil MDK-ARM, AC6-SystemWorkbench for STM32, or independent GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) toolchain projects.STM32CubeMX comes as standalone software ready to run on major desktop operating systems or through the Eclipse plugin. It can be downloaded for free, together with other STM32Cube software including dedicated Hardware Abstraction Layer middleware and code samples.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous Exploring the interplay between smart manufacturing and big dataNext IntervalZero and TSEP partner on real-time IEEE1588 master stack for Windows and RTX64last_img read more

Test specialists Rahane and Pujara likely to play for India A against England Lions

first_imgIndia’s fourth Test against Australia at Sydney, starting January 3, 2019, will be the team’s last assignment for six months and the BCCI is likely to prepare a road map for the longest format specialists.There is a possibility that some of the senior India players may play against England Lions (A team) when they tour India for a full-fledged series in end January-February.Once India finish their Test engagements against Australia, they will next play the five-day format in July, 2019 against the West Indies in a two-Test series as part of the World Test Championship.However, a few like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane might have precious little to do once the Ranji Trophy ends in the last week of January.”The fast bowlers workload management is a different issue but in case of some of the Test specialists, we might play them against England Lions. England Lions are coming for a full series where they will play four day Tests as well as List A and T20 matches,” a BCCI source privy to the development told PTI Saturday.It is learnt that the selectors might look at Pujara, Rahane and Prithvi Shaw (expected to be fully fit by then) to play the longer format matches.As of now, Pujara is expected to feature in the Ranji Trophy quarter-finals, starting January 15, as Saurashtra are currently on top of their group with 25 points.In case of Mumbai, the chances of qualification are bleak as they have only eight points from five games. Rahane, who is not a part of India’s limited overs scheme of things will next play the Mushtaq Ali Trophy followed by IPL for Rajasthan Royals.advertisementOnce Saurashtra’s Ranji engagements finish, Pujara will have nothing to do as he has not been picked by any IPL franchise. There is the Mushtaq Ali Trophy but with the IPL auctions over, it will not hold the same kind of importance like last edition.It’s not that Pujara will need to prove anything to anyone but there is a school of thought that serious match time won’t do any harm to him or for that matter Rahane.Also Read | Virat Kohli is the energy of this Indian team and the clear leader: Brad HoggAlso Read | India vs Australia: Australian journalist uses random video to ridicule Virat KohliAlso Read | Sanju Samson and Charulatha’s breathtaking Kovalam wedding: See photoslast_img read more

Stokes and Archer star as England beat South Africa in Cricket World Cup

first_imgShare on Facebook England beat South Africa by 104 runs to win Cricket World Cup opener – as it happened Was this helpful? … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email The Spin: sign up and get our weekly cricket email. Share on Messenger Topics Share on LinkedIn Prompted by a potent opening spell from Jofra Archer and some moments of magic in the field, England began their World Cup campaign with a comfortable 104‑run win against South Africa.No team can be guaranteed to defend 311 in this era but Archer’s opening spell of five overs set England on course. His first intervention was to deliver a bouncer, which struck the head of Hashim Amla – who was compelled to retire and undergo extensive examinations – though he was fit enough to come back later. Photograph: Tom Jenkins Stokes then took what will almost certainly be the catch of the tournament on the same boundary, sticking out his right hand as the ball appeared to be sailing over his head after a mighty thwack from Andile Phehlukwayo off Adil Rashid. Somehow the ball stayed in Stokes’s hand as he fell to earth, producing the first victim in World Cup history for an English wrist-spinner.South Africa’s resistance with the bat came primarily from Quinton de Kock, who had the good fortune of witnessing a delivery from Rashid hitting the base of his stumps without removing the zing bails; they lit up but did not fall. There was a blemish from Jos Buttler behind the stumps when he dropped Van der Dussen off Moeen but otherwise England sparkled in the field. That was not quite the case when they batted after Du Plessis won the toss – which, contrary to expectation, gave his side little or no advantage. Cricket World Cup 2019 Pinterest Twitter Ben Stokes Eoin Morgan England’s innings was not the cavalier romp which has become almost customary and there were good reasons for that. The pitch was not an absolute belter; the light green grass hid a dry surface on which the ball sometimes stuck thereby hindering carefree strokeplay. Moreover this was a World Cup match, not the first outing in a five-/seven-match series. And England did lose a wicket to the second ball of the day, delivered by the wrist spinner Imran Tahir. Jonny Bairstow pushed forward, edged to the keeper and tucked his bat under his arm almost as swiftly as Alec Stewart used to do as he made the long trip back to the pavilion with a golden duck to his name. Share on Twitter Facebook Share on WhatsApp Hide Cricket World Cup 2019: final group stage standings Ben Stokes’s feat joins a long list of contenders for the title. Among English cricket’s other finest recent catches:Paul Collingwood England v Australia, third ODI, Jun 2005As Matthew Hayden produces a powerful cut, Collingwood soars high, arched back, and holds the ball tight. Hailed as one of the best catches of all time. Andrew StraussEngland v Australia, fourth Test, Aug 2005 Adam Gilchrist pushes at an Andrew Flintoff delivery, Strauss flings himself to his left and clings on. England win by three wickets and edge a stunning series 2-1. Sarah TaylorEngland v Australia, third ODI, Aug 2013 Wicketkeeper Taylor spots Jodie Fields attempting to reverse-sweep Dani Hazell and moves to right, sticking out a glove at full-stretch. A stunning take. Chris JordanWest Indies v England, first Test, April 2015 Having already taken one fine catch, Jordan throws himself to his right to take another off Darren Bravo when it appeared the ball had gone past him. Ben StokesEngland v Australia, fourth Test, Aug 2015 The moment that created the social media meme #Broadface. Stokes soars almost in slow motion to take a stunner. Bowler Stuart Broad is left astounded. James TaylorSouth Africa v England, third Test, Jan 2016Hashim Amla flicks a leg glance towards short-leg and Taylor, staying low, clings on just before the ball hits the ground. He takes another fine catch later on. Ben FoakesSri Lanka v England, second Test, Nov 2017 Short-leg Keaton Jennings anticipates batsman Adil Rashid’s flick behind square, dives to meet it one‑handed and parries it back towards Foakes.center_img Jofra Archer looked completely at home in England’s World Cup opener. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Ben Stokes flies through the air after taking a spectacular catch on England’s boundary. Photograph: Stu Forster-IDI/IDI via Getty Images Soon afterwards Archer found the edge of Aiden Markram’s bat – the batsman was caught at slip – and then he induced Faf du Plessis to mishook a bouncer to Moeen Ali at long-leg. For good measure his second spell was also productive, dispatching Rassie van der Dussen during the first maiden over of the day.It is not just Archer’s pace that brings an added dimension to this side; it is his command of line which offers batsmen no width. It may also help that he is unfamiliar to a fair number of international players, who may be surprised that he can conjure pace with such an easy, effortless action.Moreover he looks so comfortable out there. Any notion that his presence might disrupt the unity of the team has long since vanished. Eoin Morgan has acquired another high-value trump card who will also be of considerable interest to Joe Root, the Test captain, later in the summer. Read more Thank you for your feedback. Support The Guardian Read more The magic in the field came from Ben Stokes, who had been England’s main contributor with the bat earlier in the day. First there was a howitzer throw from the boundary, which surprised Dwaine Pretorius who was run out by a couple of inches. Root and Jason Roy calmly restored England’s equilibrium, batting as smoothly as any pair throughout the day with some silky smooth strokes that brought them 106 together over the next 18 overs. But within four deliveries both were back in the pavilion: Roy miscuing to mid-off and Root slicing to cover.Another rebuilding exercise was required and Morgan and Stokes provided it. The England captain played the more memorable shots in another 106-run partnership. In the 26th over of the innings he hit the first six of the tournament over long-off off the bowling of Lungi Ngidi; next ball he hit another over long-leg. Later England’s solitary six-hitter would pop a Markram off-break over the rope before seeking another off Tahir. This time the timing was not perfect and Du Plessis held a superb diving catch at long-on, an example of the excellent out-cricket produced by South Africa. Facebook Buttler only flickered so that it was left to Stokes to glue the innings together. After Root he is now the sensible man in the middle order who bats pragmatically, quite a change in style from the younger Stokes, and on this occasion England were very grateful for his pragmatism.Seventy-nine runs came from the last 10 overs of England’s innings, which hardly qualifies as carnage in this era, and it included a sweetly timed boundary from the first ball that Archer had received in a proper international match. But it was his bowling that will have the England camp salivating at what he might be able to contribute in this tournament – and beyond. Show Cricket Quick guide Catch of the day Twitter England cricket team Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Pinterest South Africa cricket team match reports Reuse this contentlast_img read more

ClassNK Expands HKC Verification to SouthEast Asia

first_imgzoom Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK has received its first application for verification from a recycling facility in South-East Asia, Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros).ClassNK completed the document review for a Ship Recycling Facility Plan (SRFP) submitted by TSRNI verifying the facility to be in line with the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships, 2009 (HKC).Additionally, this marks the first facility designed to comply with the HKC standard from its planning stage. TSRNI would be constructed in Negros Occidental, the Philippines, and operated under the umbrella of Tsuneishi Group.In preparation for the completion of the facility, TSRNI developed the SRFP required to obtain certification by competent authority according to the HKC in the future.ClassNK reviewed the SRFP to examine that the document met with the HKC requirements. As the final part of the verification process, the classification society will conduct the on-site inspection, including checks on facilities and actual recycling practices, when ship recycling work commences at TSRNI to confirm its processes conform to the SRFP.“The maritime industry needs appropriate capacity for the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling,” ClassNK’s Junichi Hirata, Project Manager of Ship Recycling Team, said.“We are delighted that TSRNI has chosen ClassNK to verify the facility and it practices. As the first South-East Asia initiative to carry out ship recycling in line with HKC, it represents a major step forward in our mission to promote and facilitate safe and environmentally-friendly ship recycling across the world,” Hirata added.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Lunenburg County

first_imgLUNENBURG COUNTY: LaHave Island Bridge LaHave Island Bridge on Crescent Beach Road, about three kilometres south of Route 331, will be reduced to one lane for bridge repairs until Friday, July 13. Traffic control people on site. Traffic delays are expected up to 30 minutes. Hours of operations from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-527-5448 -30-last_img

KP still on INTERPOL list

However KP had told a journalist recently that he had been questioned by India twice on the assassination, once in 2010 and against last year. Former LTTE chief arms procurer Kumarna Padmanthan alias KP is still on the red list of wanted persons by INTERPOL.KP is wanted by India over the assassination of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The INTERPOL warrant says KP is wanted over crimes involving life and health, Terrorism and crimes involving the use of weapons and explosives.KP is currently involved in humanitarian work in the north.  (Colombo Gazette) He told journalist D.B.S.Jeyaraj that officers from India’s Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) had questioned him in Sri Lanka over his alleged involvement in the Rajiv Gandhi killing. read more

Brock getting into the spirit of Giving Tuesday

Brock University is getting into the spirit of Giving Tuesday.Refreshments will be served to faculty and staff attending Brock Alumni‘s celebration of the 2014 Brock University Family Campaign Dec. 2 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. in the Skybar Lounge.The campaign allows faculty and staff to donate to the University to help enhance the quality of education Brock delivers.If you have not made a contribution to the Family Campaign, you can do so through payroll deduction or the online giving page.Also, spread some joy and participate in the Community Care Angel Tree at the Campus Store.There are still more than 100 children’s names left on the tree who are in need of a toy this holiday season.All gifts are to be returned unwrapped by Dec. 10.Giving Tuesday is the anti-Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is a global kickoff to the giving season. read more

Amazonca offers sameday free delivery in Toronto Vancouver to premium service offers same-day free delivery in Toronto, Vancouver to premium service TORONTO – Online retailer Amazon says customers in Toronto and Vancouver that are signed up for its Prime service are now eligible for same-day deliveries as part of their premium plan.The offer is good for eligible orders over $25.The Seattle-based company says eligible purchases placed in the morning through will be delivered by 9 p.m. the same day in areas with Vancouver and Toronto postal codes.Orders placed later in the day will be delivered to eligible areas by 9 p.m. the next day, including weekends.Amazon Prime is a premium service that costs $79 per year but eligible for a 30-day free trial. It includes free delivery within two days of orders placed through orders to locations in Vancouver and Toronto are also available to customers without a Prime membership for a fee — $11.99 per order plus an additional fee based on weight.Amazon rival Indigo offers free shipping within Canada for orders over $25 for delivery in one to nine business days. It will also deliver items to its retail stores for free, with no minimum purchase required. by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 27, 2016 9:18 am MDT Last Updated Sep 27, 2016 at 10:11 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

Adopting a resolution by a vote of 9 in favour and none against, with 6 abstentions, the 15-member body obliged all UN Member States to immediately to take necessary measures regarding the arms embargo, that will remain in effect until 31 May next year.Côte d’Ivoire, France, Kuwait, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and United States were in favour, while Bolivia, China, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Kazakhstan and Russia abstained.Under the terms of the resolution, all Member States must prevent arms and related equipment of all types – including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and any spare parts – from entering South Sudan.The Council also renewed the South Sudan Sanctions regime until 31 May 2019 and the Sanctions Committee’s Panel of Experts until 1 July 2019.The Council also imposed a travel ban and asset freeze against two more individuals accused of fomenting violence, during the long-running civil conflict, which has driven around four million from their homes and left millions in need of humanitarian assistance.Speaking for the resolution, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said: “If we’re going to help the people of South Sudan, we need the violence to stop. And to stop the violence, we need to stop the flow of weapons to armed groups, that they are using to fight each other and to terrorize the people.”In 2016, the United States, a Permanent Member of the Council, proposed an arms embargo, but failed to get enough support for it to pass. “Since then, we can only imagine how many weapons made their way to parties in South Sudan, and how many more people had to die,” she argued.The representatives of Ethiopia and Equatorial Guinea expressed concerns that further punitive measures could undermine the fragile, ongoing peace process in South Sudan.On 27 June, an agreement was signed by South Sudan’s President, Salva Kiir, and his political rival, former Vice President Riek Machar, which included a ceasefire between government and opposition forces.Previous efforts to end fighting between the rival forces since 2013, have all failed to hold, leaving tens of thousands of combatants and civilians dead. read more

Declan Donnelly and Ali Astall announce birth of daughter

Ali Astall and Declan Donnelly  Used to being part of a double-act, TV presenter Declan Donnelly will now have to get used to being one third of a larger ensemble following the birth of his daughter.Donnelly said he is “head over heels” as he announced the birth of his first child with wife Ali Astall.He posted on Twitter: “Ali and I are thrilled to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Isla Elizabeth Anne, who was born just after 9 o’clock this morning.”Mother and daughter both doing well, Dad is head over heels! D x.”Donnelly, 42, also shared a picture of his baby daughter’s hand wrapped around his finger.The Britain’s Got Talent host married Astall, his former manager, in 2015, and they announced they were to become first-time parents earlier this year. Ali Astall and Declan Donnelly Credit:Karwai Tang/Wireimage The new arrival comes days after it was confirmed that Donnelly will head to the Australian jungle to present I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! later this year alongside This Morning star Holly Willoughby.Willoughby is filling in for Donnelly’s long-time presenting partner Ant McPartlin, who is taking a step back from TV commitments until next year.McPartlin admitted to drink-driving after an incident in March which saw him banned from the road for 20 months and fined £86,000. Ant and Dec have presented the reality programme together since it began in 2002. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. read more

Veselin Vujovic Three goals is not unreachable we can beat Magdeburg

← Previous Story VIDEO: Wisla Plock’s hosts Sungul Snezhinsk, atmosphere, opinions, moments of the game Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 14): TuSEM Essen takes their first season point in Wetzlar! carstenskaracicMagdeburgpetricrajkovicrakovicVardar Huge optimism is present in RK Vardar ahead of the game of the season for them. The team lost by three goals in Magdeburg, and now in the return game everybody is convinced that the team has the quality needed to overcome the strong German team’s three goal lead.“I expect 100% from all the players. Three goals is a big lead, but not unreachable. I wish that we play with patience this time, something that has not been our virtue recently. One goal more than Magdeburg every 20 minutes and the victory should come. Magdeburg is a strong team, so must stay calm and patient. My wish is that in the 58th minute we have four goals lead and an attack, and not too early to make a big lead after which Magdeburg will start playing as if they had nothing to lose” – said Vujovic.Good news for Vardar is that Stojance Stoilov is back in the team after issuing an apology to the coach and players. However, Rakovic and Petric are injured and are likely to miss the game. Karacic and Rajkovic have slight injuries, but they expressed their will to play and give everything for the win. read more

Guardians of the Galaxy director rehired after being fired last year over

first_img Short URL By Associated Press Mar 15th 2019, 10:43 PM 45 Comments Guardians of the Galaxy director rehired after being fired last year over old tweets that joked about rape The director earlier apologised for the tweets. Image: Jordan Strauss MONTHS AFTER BEING fired over old tweets, American director James Gunn has been rehired to direct Marvel’s of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3.Representatives for the Walt Disney Company and for Gun today  confirmed that he had been reinstated as writer-director of the Marvel franchise he has guided from the start.Gunn was fired last July over tweets from nearly a decade ago in which he joked about subjects like paedophilia and rape.The director earlier apologised for the tweets, which he called “unfortunate efforts to be provocative”.Disney Chairman Alan Horn at the time said Gunn’s words were inconsistent with the studio’s values.The comments, made from 2008 to 2011, were brought to light by right-wing commentators Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec who combed through Gunn’s social media history after his criticism of President Donald Trump.But Gunn’s dismissal was passionately protested by many.Fan petitions circulated online.The Guardians cast, including Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and other stars, supported Gunn in an open letter.“Although I don’t support James Gunn’s inappropriate jokes from years ago, he is a good man,” Pratt said.“I am tremendously grateful to every person out there who has supported me over the last few months,” Gunn said in a statement.center_img Image: Jordan Strauss Friday 15 Mar 2019, 10:43 PM Share295 Tweet Email 62,394 Views I am always learning and will continue to work at being the best human being I can be.Gunn added a thank you to Disney and said he was excited to “continue making films that investigate the ties of love that bind us all”.Gunn has since signed on to write and direct the next installment of Warner Bros Suicide Squad for the Marvel rival DC Comics.That film is to shoot in the autumn and be released in August 2021.A Disney spokesman declined to comment on when Guardians 3 might go into production.The first two films have made more than $1.5 billion (€1.32 billion) in worldwide ticket sales. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Collusion un outil pour savoir qui vous espionne sur le Web

first_imgCollusion, un outil pour savoir qui vous espionne sur le WebLa Fondation Mozilla lance une extension qui permet de repérer en temps réel qui regarde ce que vous faites sur Internet et qui collecte vos données.Avec Collusion, repérez qui vous observe quand vous naviguez sur le Web et surtout, qui stocke vos données. Mozilla Firefox lance en effet cet outil qui permet également de connaître les liens entre les sociétés qui s’intéressent à ces données précieuses, explique “Nous savons à quel point la transparence est importante. Les utilisateurs de Firefox seront en mesure non seulement de voir qui les suit sur le net, mais également de stopper ce pistage quand ils le veulent”, explique ainsi la Fondation Mozilla dans le communiqué de lancement de CollusionÀ lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Beaucoup de pistages se font sans l’autorisation de l’utilisateur. Ce n’est pas possible. Vous devriez décider quand et comment vous voulez être pisté. Collusion sera un outil puissant qui pourra vous aider”, continue Mozilla, qui met à disposition la première version de l’outil à cette adresse. Une belle initiative pour essayer d’enlever un peu d’opacité à l’épineux problème de cette collecte de données personnelles par des entreprises privées. Le 5 mars 2012 à 17:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Senate Republicans Caution White House About Military Impacts With OneYear Spending Deal

first_img ADC AUTHOR Senate Republicans are renewing concerns about a White House proposal to use a one-year continuing resolution (CR) to fund fiscal 2020 federal spending and avoid a potential October government shutdown, according to a report in The Hill.Sen. Dave Perdue (R-Ga.), a member of the chamber’s Budget Committee, issued a letter co-signed by 16 GOP colleagues last week warning that resorting to one-year CR would cause “draconian conditions” for the military, the report detailed.The Senators’ concerns were sent to senior administration officials Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought.The three administration officials have led budget talks between Democratic House leaders, Senate leaders and the White House for a two-year agreement that would lift current spending caps and avoid mandatory cuts under a 2011 budget law.The senators emphasized that a one-year CR “must be avoided” because it would leave the Defense Department “incapable of increasing readiness, recapitalizing our force, or rationalizing funding to align with the National Defense Strategy.”“As the world continues to become more dangerous, the American people rightfully expect their representatives in Washington to put aside political differences and do their jobs,” the senators wrote. “Simply put, our adversaries do not handcuff their militaries with funding gimmicks like continuing resolutions—nor should we.”The high stakes budget talks are stalled over Democrat-led House demands for a nondefense spending level that is $100 billion more than the White House has stated. House negotiators want about $647 billion in fiscal 2020 nondefense funds, while the White House is pushing for nondefense spending about 10 percent below fiscal 2019 levels.Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Rebekah Watkinslast_img read more

Chugiak Lawmaker Proposes Legislature Move

first_imgThe Alaska state capitol building in downtown Juneau. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)Update | 4:05 p.m. Jan. 8, 2015Sen. Dennis Egan, a Juneau Democrat, says he thinks the bill “is a crock.”“I’m really dismayed that he’s pitting one section of Alaska against another,” Egan says.Through a spokeswoman, Gov. Bill Walker said he typically doesn’t commit on how he’ll deal with legislation before receiving it. But, he added, he doesn’t favor moving the capital.Download AudioOriginal post | 7:27 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015Sen.-elect Bill Stoltze, R-Chugiak, plans to introduce a bill to move the Alaska Legislature to Anchorage. Stoltze isn’t proposing a full-on capital move. Instead, KTUU reports that the bulk of state government would remain in Juneau and legislative sessions would be held at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office.“I have always been a vocal advocate for relocation,” Stoltze told KTUU.This is the second time Stoltze has advocated for such a move. In 2008 he supported a similar bill introduced by Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake.Many attempts and discussions to move the capital have taken place since the days of Alaska’s first constitutional convention. According to a brief history compiled by The Alaska Committee, the last attempt to swing the legislature away from Juneau happened in 2002. Voters defeated a ballot measure that required the legislature to meet in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.Stoltze’s bill will be introduced as the state grapples to deal with a $3.5 billion budget shortfall and declining oil prices.last_img read more

Longevity crucial to teachers impact in classroom

first_imgWhile school is in session, students spend about 30 hours in the classroom every week. That’s more than 1,000 hours each academic year.Listen nowThis means teachers play a pivotal role, not only in a student’s education, but in their development as a person.Tom Bowerman is a music teacher, and he has been at Willow Crest Elementary School in Anchorage for 13 years. It’s not just his job to educate, it’s to inspire.Unlike most educators who work in one classroom with the same children, he spends about an hour each week with every student at Willow Crest – so he sees the students every week the entire time they’re in elementary school.A student starting in kindergarten would spend seven years with Bowerman.That’s time he spends not only building relationships with the students, “but with the parents that have five and six kids that go through your program and you see them every year,” Bowerman said. “And it’s sad when you finally get the last one is gone, you know, ‘I’m not gonna see this family again.’”“So it’s a little sad, but it’s also really happy that you’ve seen them grow from not being able to do anything, to being adjusted and ready to go onto that next level,” Bowerman added.That longevity in the classroom, and community as a whole, builds relationships that persist for years – decades, even.While music has always been an important aspect of Bowerman’s life, he remembers the impact of one particular teacher from his own formative years.“My high school choir teacher, her name was Cam Bohman,” Bowerman said. “And we just had a 50th anniversary deal last summer where kids that she taught for her 50 years all came back from all over the country, and we had a big concert at West High to celebrate her.”The turnout was impressive. Bowerman said about 150 people showed up to perform to a packed auditorium at the reunion.Though Cam Bohman’s 50-year legacy could be tough to compete with, it exemplifies the influence a single teacher can have on the lives of hundreds of students over the course of decades, and it’s an impact that might not even be recognized for years.“Music ties in with science, and it ties in with literature and it ties in with history,” Bowerman said. “And so we bring all those things together and we provide it for the kids and it helps them grow.”“They might not even realize what they’re getting, but they’re getting access to it,” Bowerman added.Bowerman acknowledges teaching music is different from teaching core subjects, like math, history and science – and he said burnout from a continually growing list of responsibilities and the prospect growing class sizes is affecting teachers’ longevity in the class, especially in light of recent layoff notices issued by the Anchorage School District, spurred by an uncertain level of state funding.“As they get bigger there’s no room in the classroom for the desks, let alone the kids,” Bowerman said. “I mean, I don’t know if you’ve seen the size of sixth graders these days, but they’re getting pretty big, you can’t put 35 of them – I mean, we’ve done it before, it didn’t last that long because kids moved out – but 35 6th graders in one room or 35-40 second graders — it’s like herding cats.”By the end of this past school year, ASD issued 225 layoff notices to teachers – five just at Willow Crest Elementary. Some, or even all, of those teachers could be recalled, depending on how much money the district receives from the state.The Senate is proposing an approximately $65 million cut to education funding, while the House is proposing a slight increase.Bowerman did not receive a pink slip, but he’s still concerned about the possible effect on classrooms. And while uncertainty surrounds the issue of potential layoffs, he says teachers knowing their impact remains important.“Teaching can drag on you at times,” Bowerman said. “Halfway through the year and you’re tired and you’ve been doing a lot, and all of a sudden, out of nowhere, one of the little kids will run up to you and say, ‘Do we have music today?’ and I go, ‘Yeah we do’, and he says, ‘Alright!’ Or they’ll see you on bus duty, ‘do we have music today?’ Yeah. ‘Good!’ And, you know that you’re connecting with them when you get that kind of response. It just validates what you’re doing.”Ultimately, Bowerman strives to inspire and to build lasting relationships with students and their families, which takes time and consistency in both an educator’s approach, and also their own future.last_img read more