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Changes Made To Workplace Smoking Ban Bill

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Senate Bill 63, the Smokefree Workplace bill, advanced out of the House Rules Committee last night, with a few adjustments. The House Rules Committee advanced a rewrite of the smoke-free workplace bill that would allow communities to opt out via local elections and excludes e-cigarettes and marijuana from the definition of smoking. The original bill had widespread support, but House Rules Committee Chair Gabrielle LeDoux refused to schedule it for a vote on the House floor. She said the state should not force municipalities into a program they may not want. Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) is the sponsor of the bill that was introduced in 2016 that ultimately failed after clearing the Senate. If the bill passes the House, the Senate must decide whether to accept the new changes.last_img read more

DFG Close Kachemak Bay Personal Use Coho Fishery

first_imgThe DF&G opened the fishery last Thursday for a 48-hour fishing period, but an emergency order closed personal use gillnetting early Saturday morning. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Department of Fish and Game has announced the closure of the personal use coho fishery in Kachemak Bay. The department issued 190 permits this year compared to the 140 permits it issues on average each year. According to closure notice, this fishery will stay CLOSED for the remainder of the 2018 season. Permit holders are reminded to return their personal use permits to the Homer office within 10 days after the closure, or by August 29. Any permit holder who fails to return their personal use fishing permit to the Homer office will not be eligible to receive a permit in 2019, according to DF&G.last_img read more

At CES 2019 LG on juggling AI smarts and protecting our personal

first_img Share your voice 3:01 Smart Home Security Preview • Mycroft wants to be your smart-home’s brain Now playing: Watch this: All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019 Mycroft Smart Home AI Platform What the heck is LG’s ThinQ AI? LG executive David Vanderwaal shows off a homebrew machine and talks AI. Angela Lang/CNET For the past two years, LG has talked up the prospects of artificial intelligence. At CES 2019, the company pushed its ThinQ AI platform forward by allowing it to give you personalized recommendations based on your usage pattern. But that means collecting your data at a time when consumers are waking up to the fact that tech companies have been exploiting our personal information — sometimes with disastrous results. David Vanderwaal, senior vice president of marketing for LG Electronics’ US arm, as well as the main presenter at today’s CES 2019 press conference, helped break down how the company’s AI platform works, the issue of data privacy and why consumers should care. The following is an edited transcript of our interview. Tags 0 Q: What the heck LG ThinQ?Vanderwaal: LG ThinQ is our artificial intelligence platform that allows not just individual devices to react to commands, but also takes user data, lifestyle data, and pulls them together to make consumers’ lives easier and more enjoyable. So how does this work?LG’s vision for AI takes what we call lifestyle data, and that’s going to allow us to look at things like how our products are used in the home. For example, what television shows you watch, how often you do laundry, what type of clothes do you wash, how often do you clean your home. All those are combined with both internal and outside environmental factors to learn what users’ specific circumstances really are, and from there, offer proactive suggestions based on that user’s lifestyle.Does that mean you’re collecting our data?With LG, data privacy is extremely important to us, so the way that we’re protecting it is in a hybrid manner. So, their individual usage of that device is stored on the device only. But the aggregated data of how users use the device altogether is stored on a cloud. So always privacy is protected for the individual consumer. How else is LG protecting our information?Consumer data and the privacy to it is extremely important to LG. Everything is opt in. 85 Photos Post a comment Why should consumers care about AI?The challenge with all of us who are trying to explain artificial intelligence to consumers is what are the benefits? We’ll use a lot of use cases to actually show consumers what kind of lifestyle benefits they’ll see when they use artificial intelligence. Like what?A great example of ThinQ platform is understanding that a consumer washes clothes every Saturday. By knowing every Saturday, the AI platform, called LG ThinQ, is gradually accumulating what the behavior is and offering suggestions for how to get better washing.Is this all just a gimmick?With LG, we’re trying to make artificial intelligence relevant. Because right now, there’s a lot of artificial intelligence that consumers are using and not even knowing it. So we’re trying to make it simple to understand and show the benefits of why artificial intelligence will help products. And to communicate the idea of products communicating with one another. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Artificial intelligence (AI) LGlast_img read more

What the 2019 iPhones rumored three rear cameras could be used for

first_img Share your voice The Apple Core The iPhone X makes a comeback, catch it while you can $999 Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it $999 Mobile Phones Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. 6:16 Sprint See It $999 • See All See It Apple iPhone XScenter_img See It Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Apple’s Group FaceTime bug gets flagged by US lawmakersApple can’t seem to shake off the ongoing negative criticism surrounding its FaceTime bug. Since the news broke last week, Apple has issued a patch with the release of iOS 12.1.4 that fixes the security flaw that allowed callers to eavesdrop on other people. The company has also issued an official statement apologizing to “customers who were affected and all who were concerned about this security issue…” and said its “committed to continuing to earn the trust Apple customers place in us.”Apple further tried to make amends by paying a visit to Grant Thompson, the Arizona teen who first spotted the flaw, at his home. In an interview with CNBC, the teen’s mom mentioned a “high-level Apple exec” had thanked her son and mentioned he could be eligible for Apple’s bug bounty program, which offers a cash reward of up to $200,000 to researchers who find and report vulnerabilities in specific Apple software. Apple has since confirmed the company’s plans to compensate the teen, but didn’t disclosed the exact sum.  But the mea culpa may not be enough to quell critics. Last week, New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced she would open a formal investigation to find out why Apple didn’t give users a heads-up about the security flaw, and why it took the company so long to address the issue. Congressional lawmakers also penned a letter to Tim Cook requesting more information about the flaw to understand the extent to which it compromised users security. The letter, signed by Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-New Jersey), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois), chairwoman of the Digital Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, said they believe Apple has not been as transparent as this serious issue requires.iOS 13 could bring Dark Mode and more emojisThe Bloomberg report also mentions a new dark mode in the works for the iPhone, similar to what Apple rolled out for its computers with MacOS, which uses a dark color scheme instead of the traditional white. Dark mode on the iPhone would make late-night screentime a lot less jarring and would look especially good on the OLED screens of the iPhone X, XS and XS Max, which are able to produce true blacks. This feature would likely come with the update to iOS 13 in September, with an announcement coming at Apple’s Developers Conference (WWDC) in June of 2019. ios-13-iphone-xi-dark-mode-control-centerEmojipedia’s take on the 230 new emojis coming to the iPhone.  Emojipedia Also rumored to be coming in iOS 13: 230 new emojis. Some notable additions, according to the Unicode Consortium which approves these new emojis, include: people with disabilities (with a wheelchair and probing cane), interracial and gender inclusive couples, and a some pretty essential members of the animal kingdom, like the sloth, flamingo and a skunk. And finally, iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR users may not have to wait until September to get new characters on their keyboards. The Public beta of iOS 12.2 gave us a preview of the adorable giraffe, shark, owl and warthog Animojis that could be coming to these devices in the next few weeks. As if you needed another excuse to make weird faces at your phone. First published Feb. 7, 5:01 p.m. PTUpdate, Feb. 9 at 3:30am PT: Adds confirmation that Apple will compensate the teen who discovered the FaceTime flaw. More Apple news from the weekApple retail chief Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company in AprilApple Watch fall detector credited for saving Norwegian man after a serious fallApple iPhones are now showing AT&T’s fake ‘5G E’ network tooIn Qualcomm-Apple fight, judge limits scope of damagesApple reportedly agrees to pay France nearly $600M in back taxes Comments Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors The 2019 iPhones are rumored to have three camera lenses on their backs, but what could they be used for? The iPhone X has been spotted again on the Apple Store at a discounted price. Meanwhile, the FaceTime bug refuses to go away. Here’s a roundup of the top iPhone and Apple headlines from this week’s episode of Apple Core.What that third camera could mean for the 2019 iPhone It’s only February and we’re already starting to get a pretty good sense of what the 2019 iPhones (or iPhone 11s) will look like. Multiple rumors point to a very similar design to last year’s lineup, with a smaller notch on the screen, and a possible switch to USB-C as its port of choice rather than Lightning. We’ve also heard the pricier iPhone 11 Max would have three cameras on the back. But until now, we weren’t exactly sure what that third camera was going to be used for.A recent Bloomberg report shed some light, however.  According to the report, Apple originally was said to be working on a 3D camera system for the 2019 iPhone, but then had to push it out to 2020. The new camera could scan at a range of up to 15 feet, much farther than the current True Depth camera system used on the front of the phone for FaceID, which only scans out to a range of up to 50 cm according to the report. The longer range could open up the phone to more augmented-reality features and improve portrait mode on stills and perhaps video. The third lens on this year’s iPhone, at least according to Bloomberg, would likely be used to capture a wider field of view and would only be coming to the higher-end Max model.The iPhone X makes a sneaky comebackAfter disappearing from the Apple Store without a trace in September 2018, Apple has begun selling its 10th anniversary iPhone X online again. The caveat: you’ll have to search for a refurbished model while supplies lasts. Apple began selling refurbished iPhone X’s online.  Screenshot Apple.com Apple stopped selling the iPhone X shortly after releasing last year’s iPhone lineup: the iPhone XS, XS Max and the XR, presumably to prevent the X from cannibalizing sales of its new phones. The refurbished iPhone X phones were first spotted this week by MacRumors and appear to be selling out fast.And though they are discounted from the original $999 price, the discounts aren’t that great when you compare them to the iPhone XR. An unlocked iPhone X with 64GB of storage goes for $769. That’s only $230 less than the iPhone XS with the same storage capacity, but $20 more that the 64GB iPhone XR. And even though it’s an entire year older, the 256GB model is the exact same price as the equivalent iPhone XR. The iPhone X is smaller than the XR — if that’s what you’re into — and has a dual rear camera and an OLED screen, compared to the XR’s single rear camera and LCD screen. 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Photosharing app Snapchats parent company Snap hopes to raise 34 billion in

first_imgTouted as one of the biggest technology IPOs in the US since Alibaba, Snap — the parent company of the popular photo-sharing app Snapchat — has priced its initial public offering at $17 a share, hoping to raise nearly $3.4 billion, media reports said.Read: Snapchat parent Snap Inc files for $3 billion IPOSnap, with a reported market value of nearly $24 billion, was set to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, Los Angeles Times reported late on Wednesday.Founded by college dropout Evan Spiegel, Snap Inc’s IPO is one of the high-profile stock debuts in the recent years along with Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba (that raised nearly $22 billion in 2014) and social media giant Facebook (which raised $16 billion in 2012).”Snap’s IPO has spurred great interest because few tech companies went public last year amid a shaky market, and none have debuted on the stock market this year,” the report said.”It’s also the first to go public among a class of companies, including Uber, Airbnb and Pinterest, that have been valued at more than $10 billion while still privately held,” it added.Launched in 2011, Snapchat currently has 158 million daily users.Snapchat aims to derive most of its revenue from advertising where it will compete against Google, Facebook and Twitter.Snap Inc recently rolled out major changes in its app that will make it easier to navigate the app with a universal search bar that’s always accessible at the top of the app.The much-anticipated video recording ‘Spectacles’ from Snapchat are also available online for users in the US at $129.99.Snapchat ‘Spectacles’ record video and pair to user’s phone over Bluetooth or WiFi which can then be uploaded to the user’s Snapchat account.According to reports, ‘Spectacles’ come with a charging case and cable in three shades including black, coral red and teal blue.last_img read more

Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have called off their relationship Heres looking

first_imgKatie Holmes and Jamie Foxx at the 2019 Met GalaTwitterJamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have called off their six-year-long relationship. In fact, a source has confirmed on the same that they apparently separated back in May! What further validates the split is the fact that Foxx was seen stepping out of a pub with singer Sela Vave. Shocking reports of Foxx holding hands with the up-and-coming singer Sela Vave as they left a nightclub got the tongues wagging. Soon after that, it was confirmed that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes had split.As per a report on TMZ, Vave is Foxx’s new talent as he is a record producer apart from being an actor and singer. The two attended Lil Pump’s 19th birthday party at Bootsy Bellows in West Hollywood. Meanwhile, Holmes was chilling in the Big Apple, keeping herself as far away from Foxx and Hollywood. On the same, a source did add, “She’s just a girl he’s helping out, a young singer.” However, the fact that the otherwise fiercely private actor didn’t mind holding hands of his up-and-coming talent, did make everyone wonder if there is something more brewing here.Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx first made headlines back in 2013. It was reported by In Touch magazine that Holmes and Foxx were taking their friendship to the next level. Although the actor instantly shut down rumours by stating that there is nothing cooking here. He told Entertainment Tonight, “[The rumours] are one hundred per cent not true. n fact, it’s quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people.” However, over the years that followed, romance rumours continued to take over Hollywood as the couple was often sighted holding hands and spending time together.Another picture of the couple holding hands while going through some work stuff at a recording studio further reignited all the rumours of them being together. This happened in 2015. Next, they were once again spotted spending Valentine’s Day together in 2017 by engaging in some sporty activities. Pictures of them from the pre-Grammys gala in January 2018 amplified all the rumours as they were seated together, with eyes only for each other. Be it in Miami or New York City or Los Angeles, Jamie and Katie’s whirlwind but private romance continued to make everyone believe that they were going super strong. Last December, as Katie celebrated her 40th birthday, Jamie was by her side as they enjoyed a good time at Serendipity in NYC. Even Katie’s mother Kathleen Slothers-Holmes was at the intimate birthday celebration. Katie Holmes and Jamie FoxxTwitterThe former couple were even spotted kissing in a Malibu beach back in 2018. Their relationship took a new level as they were holding hands and taking a midnight stroll in LA along with Foxx’s daughter Corinne Foxx. Lastly, they were spotted being in pretty good shape as they arrived for the 2019 Met Gala together.last_img read more

Road crashes claim at least 12 lives Friday

first_imgFive road accidents, as reported, at different parts of the country claimed at least 12 lives on Friday, the weekly holiday in Bangladesh.NIne people were killed in three separate accidents in Narsingdi, reports UNB. The accidents left two dead in Sherpur and one in Cox’s Bazar.In Raipura, Narsingdi, four persons lost lives when a bus hit a motorbike on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Charabagh area in the morning.The victims were identified as Ramjan Miah, 17, son of Asad Choukidar, Dalim Miah, 14, son of Hafizuddin, Sohagh Miah, 18, son of Sharif Miah of Morjal in Raipura upazila, and bike driver Yamin, 25, of Putia in Shibpur upazila.A Dhaka-bound bus from Bhairab smashed the motorbike carrying the four around 8:10 am, leaving all dead on the spot, Raipura police station officer-in-charge Delwar Hossain said.In Madhabdi, three people — a rickshaw-puller, a passenger and a pedestrian — were killed as a Habiganj-bound bus losing control over its wheel hit a rickshaw from behind on the Dhaka-Habiganj highway in front of Birampur Palli Bidyut office around 1:30pm.The deceased are rickshaw-puller Ilias Ali, 32, passenger Ratan Miah, 45, and pedestrian Makbul Miah, 40.A couple was killed when a private car hit their motorcycle on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Panchdona area around 3:30pm.The victims are Aminul Haque, 35, and his wife Mansura Begum, 30, according to Ilias Miah, officer-in-charge of Madhabdi police station.In Sherpur, two persons were killed after a motorcycle hit a tree by the side of Kamaria-Nakla road in Baniapara of sadar upazila in the morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Janu Mia, 17, son of one Makbul Hossain and Rajib Ahmed, 18, son of one Abdus Salam of Poladeshi village in Nokla upazila.The accident occurred around 9:30am when the motorbike carrying the two dashed a roadside tree on their way home, leaving Janu killed on the spot and Rajib injured, Sherpur sadar police station officer-in-charge Shamsul Islam said.Rajib died on way to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital.A woman was killed and six others were injured in a head-on collision between a minibus and a human hauler on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar highway at Rashidnagar in Sadar upazila on Friday afternoon, according to UNB.The deceased is Kulsum Akhter, wife of Abdur Rahim, a resident of Chander Ghona in the upazila.Witnesses said the accident took place when the minibus tried to overtake the human hauler, leaving Kulsum dead on the spot.Being informed, the police recovered the body from the spot and sent it to sadar hospital for autopsy, said Mozahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Ramu highway police.The injured persons were admitted to the same hospital, he added.last_img read more

Six EU countries to take in stranded ship migrants

first_imgThis hand-out picture taken and released on 25 June 2018 by German NGO `Mission Lifeline` off the coast of Malta shows migrants resting on board the Lifeline ship. Lifeline, a ship belonging to a German NGO of the same name, is moored about 30 nautical miles off Malta with 234 migrants who were rescued on 20 June including 14 women and four children younger than three. Photo: AFPSix EU countries have agreed to take in over 200 migrants stranded on a rescue ship off Malta’s coast, French president Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday, after days of bickering between member states over their fate.Each of the member states, which include France, Italy and Portugal, will take “a few dozen individuals” of the 233 migrants on board the Lifeline vessel, Macron said in Rome after talks with Pope Francis.However, Macron also criticised the German NGO running the ship for contravening “all the rules” by coming to the migrants’ rescue when the Libyan coastguard was already intervening.”We cannot permanently accept this situation,” he said. “In the end we are playing into the hands of smugglers by reducing the risks of the journey.”Macron’s comments came after Malta said it would only allow the migrants to land if fellow European Union countries took their quota.The vessel’s fate has hung in the balance since last week as bloc members remained at loggerheads over how to handle the influx of people trying to reach the continent.The ship had rescued the migrants, including children and pregnant women, on Thursday but Malta and Italy initially refused to take them in.However, Valletta agreed Tuesday to let the ship dock once other EU states confirmed they would help.But Malta also warned it would launch an investigation and possibly take action against the Lifeline once it entered Maltese waters.The Lifeline NGO meanwhile said it had received a message from Malta at 6:00 pm local time (1600 GMT) on Tuesday still banning it from entering “territorial waters”.Italy’s far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini quickly hailed the news that a second migrant ship he had turned away would be taken in elsewhere.Earlier this month, Rome rejected the Aquarius ship carrying 630 migrants, forcing it to eventually dock in Spain.”For women and children really fleeing the war the doors are open, for everyone else they are not!” Salvini tweeted.He has repeatedly warned foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya, insisting Italian ports “are and will be closed to those who aid human traffickers”.- ‘Ready to help’ -The decision by Italy’s new hard-line government and Malta to turn away rescue vessels has plunged Europe into a political crisis over how to collectively handle the huge numbers of people fleeing war and misery in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux earlier told RTL radio that “a European solution seems to be emerging”.He insisted there was no migrant “crisis” but urged leaders “to respond quickly to an urgent situation”.Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also said Tuesday that Madrid would take part in a “joint response” over Lifeline, but “several countries must participate”.Italy and Malta say they are unfairly bearing the brunt of the new arrivals, while other European countries are urging more forceful policies to block their entry.During a surprise visit to Libya on Monday, Salvini called for processing centres to be set up in various unnamed African countries to deal with potential migrants in a move “to help Libya as well as Italy block migration”.Similarly, France has proposed setting up EU asylum processing centres in Africa aimed at discouraging people to attempt dangerous trips.Libya is a gateway for thousands of refugees and migrants hoping to reach Europe. Hundreds drown each year attempting the perilous crossing over the Mediterranean in often rickety boats.- War of words -Sixteen EU leaders held emergency talks in Brussels on Sunday in a bid to break the longstanding deadlock over who should take in the migrantsA full EU summit is scheduled for Thursday and Friday.The current row came to a head earlier this month over the Aquarius incident.A war of words saw French president Emmanuel Macron accuse Rome of “irresponsibility “for turning away the boat, while Italy denounced Paris for hypocrisy in pushing migrants back across their shared border.The issue was raised during a meeting at the Vatican Tuesday between Macron and Pope Francis, who has called for “solidarity” with migrants.In Germany, chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an ultimatum from her hard-line interior minister who has given her until the end of June to find an EU deal to curb new arrivals.last_img

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Monday January 30

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uTonight’s episode of AFRO First Edition will be pre-empted by Morgan State University Men’s Basketball. Tune in for a new episode of AFRO First Edition, Tuesday, January 31.These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img

8×8 Inc Is Awarded VoIP Patent Allowing Standard Internet Connection

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The Santa Clara, Calfornia based company 8×8 Inc. has been awarded a patent for the arrangement of a telephone and an interface unit that interfaces with a standard switched system and Internet communication network. The Santa Clara, California based company 8×8 Inc. announced today the award of a patent on its new VoIP. The distinguishing features of this new patent relates to the arrangement of a telephone and an interface unit which interfaces the telephone to both a standard switched tele-communication system and an Internet communication network. The U.S. Patent 7,289, 491 was issued by the U.S. Patent Office on October 30, 2007. Since its inception in 1987 8X8 Inc. has been awarded 70 patents. It is known for its original development of the Packet8 Voice Over Internet Protocol and video communication services for residential and business customers. Their proprietary patents include a range of voice, video and storage technologies.The company offers telephony solutions for small to medium businesses and residential customers as well. 8X8 Inc. has a variety of VoIP service plans that suit the needs of small businesses and residential customers. One plans offers unlimited calling throughout the United States and eight additional countries.Another plan offers a video terminal adapter with a service plan. There is also a Packet8 Virtual Office that provides business solutions for budget conscious small and medium side businesses. There is a Packet8 Complete Contact Center that is a hosted multimedia call center distribution and management platform that works on any broadband network. The new patent announced today will provided business and residential customers with additional flexibility and resilience in meeting the challenges of the future in telephone communications. center_img Citation: 8×8 Inc. Is Awarded VoIP Patent Allowing Standard & Internet Connection (2007, October 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-10-8×8-awarded-voip-patent-standard.htmllast_img read more

The guru and the mantra

first_imgJD Institute of Fashion Technology officially launched Tarun Shienh, CMD Premia Group as the mentor for the students of interior design at Eros International Continental recently. The event witnessed the association of two eminent personalities, Shienh who is a renowned name in the field of real estate and RC Dalal who is a pioneer in the field of design education. Rohit Bal, mentor for Fashion Design department at JD Institute also graced the occasion.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Shienh would be closely working with the student designers of interior design department and would absorb them in the industry. Talking about the event the mentor said, ‘I am very excited and honoured to be a part of JD Institute of Fashion Technology. The Indian interior infrastructure sector is growing at a CAGR of 5-7%. Employment of interior designers is expected to grow 19 percent till 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. This gives immense opportunities and scope for one to make a career in interior design. My aim is to enhance knowledge about the industry, design, layout, material selection and market intelligence’.Dalal said having Shienh is a great way to boost the learning and the exposure of jediiians. ‘We wanted to raise the bar for student designers and give them an experience of live projects, while also enabling them to get insights about the industry,’ he said.last_img read more

Traffic restrictions for Bidhannagar in place from today till June 11

first_imgKolkata: The Bidhannagar Commissionerate has imposed restrictions on the movement of vehicles from June 8 midnight to June 11, to facilitate work on the underground pipeline at Bowlers’ Den.The U-turn at Bihar Warriors will remain closed. All Sector V bound vehicles will move through JK Saha crossing and no vehicle will be allowed to take the left service road flank at Bowlers’ Den. The vehicles would have to take the right flank from Bihar Regiment gate cutout and take left at Bowlers’ Den to enter major Kolkata bound arterial roads. All Sector V vehicles coming from Nabadiganta Flyover will take a U-turn at Nicco Park and will be able to reach Sector V through JK Saha crossing. The police have also imposed certain restrictions for big vehicles due to Sector V Metro construction.last_img read more

Aereo Loses Supreme Court Case Streaming TV Service Deemed Illegal

first_imgJune 25, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Aereo is history. There is no Plan B. It’s over. The broadcast TV goliaths have won.In a “sweeping and definitive” 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo is illegal.The Court deemed that the disruptive streaming TV startup is indeed breaking the 1976 Copyright Act by allowing its cord-cutting subscribers to snatch broadcast signals from the air and watch them online with its micro antenna technology.Related: Aereo Founder: If We Lose, ‘We Have No Plan B’This is a huge victory for broadcast TV’s Big Four (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox), along with Comcast Corp. and Walt Disney Co., who claimed the New York City-based company violated U.S. copyright law by streaming their copyrighted content to its customers without paying a cent in licensing fees for it.Aereo contended that it wasn’t in the business of selling TV content, saying it’s merely an equipment provider. The company’s innovative dime-sized antennas on warehouse rooftops in 11 U.S. cities grab TV signals out of the air, then deliver them to customers online for $8 to $12 per month.The Court disagreed, arguing that because Aereo “performs petitioners work publicly,” it acts as a cable company. “Behind-the-scenes technological differences do not distinguish Aereo’s system from cable systems,” Justice Stephen Breyer said in the ruling.Related: NFL, MLB to Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins You’ll Have to Watch Sports on CableJustices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas dissented, saying that “Aereo does not ‘perform’ at all.”  Chet Kanojia, Aereo’s founder and CEO, recently told Entrepreneur.com he had no back-up plan in the event the Supreme Court ruled against his company. “No, not really. Not really, we don’t have a plan for that,” he said.  But in response to the Supreme Court’s disappointing death blow to his company today, Kanojia changed his tune. He said his work is not done. “We will continue to fight for our consumers and fight to create innovative technologies that have a meaningful and positive impact on our world.” Related: Aereo CEO: ‘We’re On the Side of the Angels’Consumer access to free-to-air broadcast television is an essential part of our country’s fabric. http://t.co/Dr4IWzlxnr— Aereo (@Aereo) June 25, 2014Meanwhile, media mogul Barry Diller, a top Aereo investor, seems more resigned to defeat. “We did try, but it’s over now,” he said on CNBC this morning.Kanojia called the decision “a massive setback for the American consumer” and said that it sends “a chilling message to the technology industry.”While the Court vowed in its ruling that its decision will not impact cloud-storage services and cable TV systems, Kanojia pointed out that Justice Scalia essentially stated the opposite, saying that the court “cannot deliver on the promise given the imprecision of its results-driven rule.”Here’s the complete text of the 34-page decision.Related: Aereo to Broadcasters: Bring It On Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img 3 min read Register Now »last_img read more

Microsoft Cloud services DNS outage results in deleting several Microsoft Azure database

first_imgOn January 29, Microsoft Cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 suffered a major outage. This resulted in customers experiencing intermittent access to Office 365 and also deleting several database records. This comes just after a major outage that prevented Microsoft 365 users from accessing their emails for an entire day in Europe. Users who were already logged into Microsoft services weren’t affected; however, those that were trying to log into new sessions were not able to do so. How did this Microsoft Azure outage happen? According to Microsoft, the preliminary reason behind this outage was a DNS issue with CenturyLink, an external DNS provider. Microsoft Azure’s status page read, “Engineers identified a DNS issue with an external DNS provider”. CenturyLink, in a statement, mentioned that their DNS services experienced disruption due to a software defect, which affected connectivity to a customer’s cloud resources. Along with authentication issues, this outage also caused the deletion of users’ live data stored in Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) databases in Microsoft Azure. TDE databases encrypt information dynamically and decrypt them when customers access it. As the data is stored in encrypted form, it prevents intruders from accessing the database. For encryption, many Azure users store their own encryption keys in Microsoft’s Key Vault encryption key management system. The deletion was triggered by a script that automatically drops TDE database tables when corresponding keys can no longer be accessed in the Key Vault. Microsoft was able to restore the tables from a five-minute snapshot backup. But, those transactions that customers had processed within five minutes of the table drop were expected to raise a support ticket asking for the database copy. Read more about Microsoft’s Azure outage in detail on ZDNet. Read Next Microsoft announces Internet Explorer 10 will reach end-of-life by January 2020 Outage in the Microsoft 365 and Gmail made users unable to log into their accounts Microsoft Office 365 now available on the Mac App Storelast_img read more

US cable operator Comcast has added Google Chrome

first_imgUS cable operator Comcast has added Google Chrome browser support for its Xfinity TV Go online TV service. The firm said that the extension offers an “easy way to see what’s on and tune quickly into live streams on the Xfinity TV Go website,” with a drop down menu allowing viewers to choose between 53 live sports, news and entertainment channels.“Today’s enhancement is just one of the many things we’re doing to make our growing library of TV everywhere content more accessible and easier to discover,” said Comcast.last_img

Editors note This story was originally published

first_imgEditor’s note: This story was originally published on November 14 and has been updated to reflect a new commentary on Yemen published in The New England Journal of Medicine.Three weeks ago, 10-year-old Sara was sitting up in her bed at a hospital in Hodeidah, Yemen. A small hole sliced into her throat was helping her breathe.She was recovering from a rare bacterial infection, called diphtheria. The bacteria had paralyzed part of her body. And there was only one reason why Sara was so sick: Yemen’s civil war.For the past three and a half years, both sides — the Saudi-backed government and Iran-backed rebels — have continually used disease and famine as weapons of war, two doctors write Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.Health-care providers can no longer stand by silently and let these atrocities occur, Dr. Louise Ivers and Dr. Amir Mohareb of Massachusetts General Hospital write in the commentary.”The rules of war, which protect health-care facilities, are being broken,” Ivers tells NPR. “International conventions guarantee medical organizations can do their work [in war zones]. Violations of those conventions should be a concern to everybody — for everybody’s future.”Throughout the civil war, both sides have attacked hospitals, pharmacies, water-treatment plants and sewage systems. During the first seven months of fighting, Doctors Without Borders reported that 39 hospitals were bombed — even though the charity gave the facilities’ GPS coordinates to both sides of the war. At the same time, troops have blocked key ports, preventing aid, fuel, drugs and vaccines from entering the country.As a result, diseases like cholera and diphtheria have cropped up and spread. Medical staff have had to flee. And 14 million people are on the brink of a famine.In the commentary, Ivers and Mohareb are calling on physicians around the world to advocate for a complete cease-fire and to urge the U.S. to stop supplying Saudi Arabia with weapons and logistically support.”Health-care workers are in a really unique position to stand up and say, ‘We understand what’s going on here. We understand that diseases, like diphtheria, don’t just emerge from thin air. They are caused by gross negligence of war rules or actual deliberate attempts to interrupt healthcare structures,’ ” Ivers says. “Doctors have a collective responsibility to take action.”Every 10 minutes a child dies in Yemen, on average, from a preventable disease, the United Nations says. More than 400,000 children are starving. Another 1.5 million are acutely malnourished and need aid to survive.”Yemen has become a hell on earth for millions of children,” says UNICEF’s regional director Geert Cappelaere. “Today every single boy, every single girl in Yemen is facing extremely dire needs.”Now Cappelaere — along with leaders of the United Nations and the World Health Organization — fear that lifesaving aid is in jeopardy.Just days after Cappelaere left the hospital, fighting in Hodeidah became so severe that health workers could no longer access the hospital. Many patients, including Sara, were quickly evacuated.And this violence is threatening to block food, medicine and other supplies coming into Yemen, warned U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres on France Inter radio on Monday.With a major port on the Red Sea, the city of Hodeidah is a lifeline for humanitarian aid in Yemen. Eighty-five percent of the country’s food typically passes through this port, the World Health Organization says.”If the port at Hodeidah is destroyed, that could create an absolutely catastrophic situation,” Guterres says.It could push 12 million people — the number of Yemenis already close to famine — over the brink, says Suze van Meegen, protection and advocacy adviser in Yemen for the charity Norwegian Refugee Council.”We would be looking at death on a very, very large scale,” van Meegen says.For this reason, the U.N., UNICEF, WHO and numerous other humanitarian organizations are calling for an immediate cease-fire.”Not next week. Not in three weeks,” van Meegen says. “We need everyone to lay down their weapons and come back to the table to look for a real solution, not a violent one.”The Trump administration echoed that same sentiment two weeks ago. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrote in a statement that peace talks must begin this month.At the same time, though, the U.S. continues to sell billions of dollars in weapons to the Saudis. And until it stopped last week, the U.S. was helping to refuel Saudi planes used in Yemen’s war. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Whats Behind the SpaceX Launch Delay Start Up Your Day Roundup

first_img Next Article 2 min read February 25, 2016 Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Start Up Your Daycenter_img Image credit: SpaceX What’s Behind the SpaceX Launch Delay — Start Up Your Day Roundup Looking for the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Our Start Up Your Day recaps are posted every morning to keep you current. Reading, writing, coding. Chicago has become the first U.S. city to make computer science a core subject. Currently half the city’s public high schools offer computer science, Code.org reports.Uber’s latest move. The ridesharing giant confirmed it would launch a new research facility in Pittsburgh that will include a test track for self-driving cars, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.Airbnb comes clean. The rental home marketplace admitted to pruning its listings before sending the data to New York State legislators last year. The company is accused of running unregulated hotels in cities like New York and San Francisco where housing is already difficult, according to Bloomberg.Lego man evolves. The toy company announced a stay-at-home dad figurine this month, one of several new figurines to reflect modern lifestyles, NBC reports. Not quite ready to launch. SpaceX delayed the launch of its satellite yesterday due to high winds and tornado warnings. The satellite could boost network coverage for remote regions in countries such as India and the Philippines, says CNN.com. Entrepreneur Staff Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now »last_img read more

US May Force Shell Company Owners Out of the Dark Amid Panama

first_img The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the “Panama Papers” leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding of wealth via offshore banking devices.A department spokesman said on Wednesday the rule would “soon” be turned over to the White House for review and issuance, but did not confirm any timetable for the initiative, which has taken years.Governments around the globe have launched probes into possible financial wrongdoing after 11.5 million documents from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, nicknamed the “Panama Papers,” were leaked to the media and reports emerged Sunday. Mossak Fonseca has said it was the victim of a computer hack, and that it has consistently acted appropriately.The papers offer “validation for those who have been screaming for a decade” about the need for financial institutions in the United States and elsewhere to address risks of money laundering, terror finance and other crime by identifying people who clandestinely control legal entities, former Treasury official Chip Poncy told Reuters.The leaked documents may give banks a glimpse into the kind of information on true, or “beneficial” owners, that they regularly should be obtaining to better understand the cross-border money flows they facilitate, said Poncy, one of the architects of the Treasury rule, which has been in the works since 2012.But simply having a client who is linked to the offshore shell companies highlighted in the Panama papers “doesn’t necessarily mean much,” said a former FinCEN official who asked not to be named due to his role in the private sector. What would be significant is “inconsistent information or payment flows that now connect” in ways that suggest possible illicit activity, he said. In mid-2014, Treasury’s anti-money laundering unit, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), issued a proposed rule on beneficial ownership. Differences of opinion between the various financial regulators vetting the rule and an obligatory analysis of costs to industry has slowed the process, as has pushback from the banking industry.The FinCEN rule is expected to require only that banks and brokerage firms request information from customers regarding beneficial owners, but not require them to verify that information through investigation.In fact, there is no way for banks to verify such information, said Rob Rowe, a lawyer with the American Bankers Association. The ABA is “watching to see what happens with the Panama papers,” he said.”That’s always been the problem. Banks can collect information but there is currently no mechanism to verify it or keep it updated, outside asking the company,” he said.(Reporting by Brett Wolf of Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence; Editing by Randall Mikkelsen, Bernard Orr) Reuters U.S. May Force Shell Company Owners Out of the Dark Amid ‘Panama Papers’ Fury Next Article This story originally appeared on Reuters 3 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. –sharescenter_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Add to Queue April 7, 2016 Image credit: Shutterstock Finance Apply Now »last_img read more

Spotify Is in Advanced Talks to Buy SoundCloud

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