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Supreme Court agrees to hear case from Bell NFL on Super Bowl

first_imgOTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada is going to play referee to help resolve the question of whether Canadians should be able to watch big-budget American commercials during the Super Bowl.The court said Thursday it will hear appeals from Bell Canada and the National Football League over a CRTC ruling that exempted the football championship from normal practice in which Canadian ads are substituted for U.S. ones on Canadian TV.To many Canadian fans, the highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials are considered part of the entertainment of the championship broadcast and for years there were complaints about missing them. Many turned to watching them online.In 2016, the broadcast regulator decided that in the case of the Super Bowl, substitution was not in the public interest and excluded the game from the normal TV practice.Bell has an exclusive licence from the NFL to broadcast the Super Bowl in Canada. It recovers the costs of that licence by selling ad time to Canadian businesses to be inserted into the Super Bowl broadcast on both Canadian and American stations.The company said the CRTC decision cost it viewers, not to mention millions in revenue.It argued — along with the league — that the CRTC order conflicted with Canadian broadcasting policy and regulations, targeted a specific program and violated the Copyright Act.In a December judgment against Bell and the NFL, Justice David Near of the Federal Court of Appeal found there was “a certain irony” that legislation aimed at protecting Canada’s broadcasting industry was used to allow for American ads, to the apparent detriment of the industry.“But there are numerous disparate objectives set out in the Broadcasting Act and Parliament intended that the CRTC decide how best to balance competing policy objectives related to broadcasting in Canada,” Near wrote.“It is not for the court to engage in weighing these competing policy objectives and substituting its own view in deciding which policy objectives should be pursued.”Bell said in a statement it is pleased that the Supreme Court will hear the appeal: “We look forward to advancing our argument that a broad range of Canadian creators, producers, advertisers and businesses have been negatively impacted by the original decision.”In deciding to hear the case, the Supreme Court said the issue goes beyond Super Bowl TV ads and provides an opportunity to consider how the courts may review actions by administrative bodies like the CRTC.It invited Bell and the NFL to devote “a substantial part” of their arguments to the question of what standard applies to judicial review of rulings by these agencies.The court will hear the case along with a government appeal on whether the Toronto-born sons of Russian spies are actually Canadian citizens. The issues are linked by the judicial review question.last_img read more

Pamela Anderson To Launch Charity At Cannes

first_imgPamela Anderson will officially launch the Pamela Anderson Foundation at an event in Cannes on May 16.Co-hosted by Anderson and Dame Vivienne Westwood, the event will support Cool Earth. Featuring cocktails and a Backgammon tournament, the evening will take place on a luxury yacht during the Cannes Film Festival.The Pamela Anderson Foundation aims to support organizations and individuals on the front lines protecting the environment, animal rights, and human rights.Find out more here.last_img

Recent Mail box thefts prompt concern for identity theft due to tax

first_imgPeople need to be aware of the contents of their potential post to ensure they are collected in a timely manner and not left at risk of being stolen.The concern is for identity theft or fraud of tax refunds. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With recent thefts from mailboxes in Pouce Coupe, Groundbirch, Taylor, Dawson Creek and Gordondale people should be attentive to collecting their mail, especially if expecting special documentation.Lake View Credit Union staff and other banking institutes are keeping an eye out for people trying to activate credit cards or exchange banking information. As it is tax season a rash of mailbox thefts have people concerned about the potential of identity theft after gaining access to personal mailboxes.An apartment management company in Fort St. John has asked Canada Post to not deliver mail but rather keeping it at the office for residents to collect. The hope is by leaving apartment mailboxes open until tax season is complete, this will deter those who might be interested in trying to gain access to personal mailboxes and take other’s mail. last_img read more

Ban in Princeton urges a new multilateralism

Due to the intensity and scope of current threats, the world is in dire need of a new multilateralism focused on meeting common human needs, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he spoke at Princeton University.“Today, we face a landscape shattered by global economic crisis and collapse, regional conflict, and escalating humanitarian needs,” Mr. Ban told a colloquium at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.The explosion of hunger and unemployment along with security and environmental threats affects everyone, everywhere, and cannot be addressed by any one country in isolation, Mr. Ban said, maintaining: “They can only be countered through a global effort to provide a set of global public goods to all.”Those goods, he said, include a major push against poverty by delivering on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of internationally-agreed target to slash major global ills by 2015. Other priorities include peace and stability in troubled and war-ravaged regions, action on climate change, advances in global health, the defeat of terrorism, economic stability and disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, the Secretary-General said.“None of these issues is new,” he stressed. “But their scope, scale and intensity take us into uncharted territories.”Strengthening the UN must be part of the solution, Mr. Ban said, noting that in recent years, Member States have given the Organization greater mandates but have not provided it with the commensurate authority and resources. “Bitter budget battles in recent years have taken us further from what we need: an effective and empowered instrument of service capable of meeting the dominant global challenges of the twenty-first century,” he said.To keep the UN vital, the new multilateralism must listen to all voices, and embrace new political realities, he said. “But it cannot privilege power at the expense of the weak. Nor can it allow hollow representation to lead to paralysis.”In an interdependent world, he stressed, the common interest is the national interest. “Either we will succeed together or fail alone. Therein lies the rationale – the imperative – for a new multilateralism.” Mr. Ban pledged to ensure that the United Nations can serve not only as an effective instrument of service for humankind, “but as an agent of the transformation that the world needs to weather these troubled times.” 17 April 2009Due to the intensity and scope of current threats, the world is in dire need of a new multilateralism focused on meeting common human needs, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, as he spoke at Princeton University. read more

TSX advances amid mixed bag of US earnings reports positive economic data

TSX advances amid mixed bag of U.S. earnings reports, positive economic data TORONTO – The Toronto stock market closed higher Thursday as stocks continued to find lift from this week’s positive Chinese and U.S. economic data, along with a generally upbeat slate of earnings news.The S&P/TSX composite index climbed 53.87 points to 14,500.39, led by gains in energy and mining companies.The Canadian dollar advanced amid data showing higher than expected inflation. The loonie was up 0.04 of a cent to 90.8 cents US as Statistics Canada reported that the consumer price index rose 0.6 per cent in March from the previous month, higher than the 0.4 per cent reading that economists had expected.U.S. indexes were mixed as traders balanced a string of positive earnings reports from a number of corporate heavyweights, including Goldman Sachs, General Electric and PepsiCo, against earnings disappointments from IBM and Google.The Dow Jones industrials was 16.31 points lower at 16,408.54, the Nasdaq gained 9.29 points to 4,095.52 and the S&P 500 index was up 2.54 points to 1,864.85.On Thursday, General Electric posed earnings ex-items of 33 cents per share, down 15 per cent from a year ago but a penny better than analysts expected and its shares were up 1.68 per cent.And Goldman Sachs posted quarterly earnings of $4.02 a share, beating analyst expectations of $3.45 and its shares were up 0.14 per cent.But Google stock dropped 3.67 per cent as quarterly earnings growth faltered amid a persistent downturn in advertising prices, while IBM’s first-quarter earnings fell and revenue came in below Wall Street’s expectations amid an ongoing decline in its hardware business, pushing its shares down 3.25 per cent.There was also some nervousness heading into the weekend even as the United States, the European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.The agreement requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions. It calls for the disarming of all illegally armed groups and for control of buildings seized by pro-Russian separatists to be turned back to authorities. The tentative agreement puts on hold additional economic sanctions the West was prepared to impose on Russia if the talks proved fruitless.North American stocks racked up solid gains this week, partly because Chinese economic growth in the first quarter came in better than expected. Also, the Federal Reserve‘s latest regional survey showed that the U.S. economy picked up over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided. The TSX gained 1.7 per cent while the Dow industrials ran up 2.38 per cent.It was a positive change from the previous week when U.S. indexes sustained sharp losses as traders rotated out of expensive biotechs and technology stocks. But there are doubts about whether that rotation is complete and if more volatility could be on the way.“The concerns remain whether or not growth stocks, particularly the hyper-growth stocks, continue to be a victim of the growth-to-value rotation,” said Ben Jang, portfolio manager at Nicola Wealth Management in Vancouver.The TSX energy sector was up 1.3 per cent as the May crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose 54 cents to US$104.30 a barrel.May copper was up two cents at US$3.05 a pound and the base metals component climbed 0.7 per cent.The gold sector lost about 0.9 per cent as June bullion declined $9.60 to US$1,293.90 an ounce. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Apr 17, 2014 6:10 am MDT read more

Boy 8 youngest to climb Old Man of Hoy whilst fundraising for

Bekki Christian with her son Edward Mills Young Man of Hoy: Edward at the foot of the famous sea stackCredit:facebook Bekki Christian with her son Edward MillsCredit:PA “He will be able to treasure the memory forever. And I am grateful to him, wanting to see him do this has given me purpose over the last few months as my health has declined and I was told in February that I wouldn’t be here to see it.”I know that he is doing it for me. That feels really so very special.” An eight-year-old boy has become the youngest climber to scale the 450ft high sea stack the Old Man of Hoy.Edward Mills, from Dunnet, Caithness, completed the challenging climb to raise money for charity Climbers Against Cancer as his mother, Bekki Christian, has terminal breast cancer.The family, who are originally from Stroud, Gloucestershire, had believed Bekki, 38, might not live long enough to see her son take on the sea stack off the coast of Orkney.But she watched from a boat as he reached the top on Friday.She said: “I am so proud of him. Proud of the way that he focused on just getting his head down and doing it.”Full of admiration for him as I know he will look around and take in the view, he loves the sensation of being up high. “When I climb I don’t think about anything else.”When my arms ache and my fingers are red I like to eat fish and chips to fill me up after climbing.”I feel very pleased with what I have achieved. I think my mum is very proud.”Edward did the climb alongside Ben West and Cailean Harker, elite climbers from Bristol.JustGiving page: Edward vs The Old Man of Hoy Edward takes the title of youngest climber to scale the stack from Ollie Buckle of Flax Bourton near Bristol, who was 10 when he made it to the top in 2016. The eight-year-old had raised more than £22,000 by Sunday morning, more than double his original target of £10,000.He said: “My mum taught us to love the outdoors, so she will be with us wherever we go. Isle of Hoy Hoy about that: Edward scaled the 450ft landmarkCredit:Michele D’Amico Edward Hill 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

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The 5 at 5 Thursday

first_img 6,550 Views EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five biggest stories of the day. 1. #FEARGAL QUINN: Superquinn founder Feargal Quinn died at the age of 82. The businessman was a member of the Seanad for 23 years. 2. #STORMONT: The leaders of Northern Ireland’s two largest political parties faced questions about the continued closure of the Northern Assembly following Lyra McKee’s funeral yesterday.3. #SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka’s top defence official has quit as the government faces increased pressure over its failure to act on intelligence warnings in advance of deadly Easter bombings that killed nearly 360 people.4. #POLITICAL DONATIONS: The latest report from the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo) revealed that Labour TD Alan Kelly declared the highest amount of money in political donations last year.5. #HE’S RUNNING: Former US Vice President Joe Biden put an end to months of speculation by finally announcing that he’s running for president. Thursday 25 Apr 2019, 4:53 PM Apr 25th 2019, 4:53 PM Image: Shutterstock/Paul Steven By Ceimin Burke Short URL No Comments Image: Shutterstock/Paul Steven Share Tweet Email The 5 at 5: Thursday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Espèce invasive quand les crevettes dEurope dévorent les envahisseurs américains

first_imgEspèce invasive : quand les crevettes d’Europe dévorent les envahisseurs américainsDes chercheurs européens ont mis en évidence le rôle d’espèces locales de petites crevettes dans la limitation de la prolifération, dans les cours d’eau européens, d’une espèce similaire invasive venue d’Amérique : les premières mangent tout simplement la seconde.Qu’est-ce qui peut bien ralentir la progression de Crangonyx pseudogracilis, un amphipode (petit crustacé semblable à une crevette) originaire d’Amérique qui, depuis des décennies, tente d’envahir lacs et cours d’eau d’Europe ? Réponse : Gammarus pulex et Gammarus duebeni, deux autres espèces d’amphipodes, indigènes de nos régions, celles-là. C’est ce qu’ont découvert Jaimie Dick, de la Quenn’s University de Belfast et ses collègues qui ont cartographié la présence de l’espèce américaine en Europe. Ceci leur a permis de constater qu’elle n’y vivait que là où les crevettes indigènes étaient absentes ou rares. “Nous avons eu l’idée que les crevettes indigènes pouvaient manger l’espèce exotique au point de provoquer son extinction localement”, explique Jaimie Dick. Toutefois, l’hypothèse restait à vérifier.Des combats de crevettes “Alors, nous avons organisé des combats entre deux de nos crevettes indigènes (…) et  Crangonyx pseudogracilis, et toutes deux se sont avérées très efficaces pour tuer et manger l’envahisseur. Fait remarquable, l’une des crevettes indigènes. G. pulex, qui ne permet presque jamais à l’envahisseur de s’établir, s’est révélé le meilleur des deux prédateurs [indigènes] dans nos expériences”, ajoute le principal auteur de l’étude publiée dans NeoBiota. “L’autre crevette indigène, G. duebeni, coexiste parfois avec l’espèce invasive, car c’est un prédateur moins efficace. Ainsi, nos expériences de laboratoire aident à comprendre un modèle d’invasion ratée à l’échelle européenne”, précise t-il. Lutter contre les espèces invasivesL’observation est importante alors que les espèces invasives se sont multipliées ces dernières années, au point de susciter l’inquiétude, notamment en Europe.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Si nous agissons pour aider les populations d’espèces indigènes, nous pouvons réduire la menace des envahisseurs. Nous pourrons enfin commencer à inverser la tendance en ce qui concerne ces colons indésirables et hors de contrôle (…)”, conclut le biologiste, qui souligne les enjeux écologiques et économiques de cette lutte.(crédits photo : Prof Jamie Dick) Le 20 octobre 2013 à 17:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Hackers Use ECigarettes To Transmit Malware

first_img The health risks of electronic cigarettes remain uncertain. But the digital risks have become crystal clear.Hackers are turning vape pens into clever tools to breach cyber security systems.Often used as a money-saving mechanism or by folks trying to kick their habit, the electronic smoking device creates an aerosol by heating a liquid—usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin, and flavorings—which the user then inhales.Most e-cigs include a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which plugs into a cable or connects directly to the computer’s USB port.And that’s when they get you.During last week’s B-Sides London convention, security researcher Ross Bevington demonstrated how easily an e-cigarette could be used to attack a computer—either by interfering with its network traffic or fooling the machine into thinking the vape is a keyboard or mouse, according to Sky News.All it takes is a few simple tweaks to the vaporizer, and you can mess with friends by issuing arbitrary commands, or install malicious software onto an unwitting victim’s computer.Don’t expect WannaCry-level spreads of ransomware, though. Certainly, a convenient way to hand off damaging programs, an e-cigarette can only hold so much code.“This puts limitations on how elaborate a real attack could be made,” Bevington told Sky News.The WannaCry malware, he explained, was “hundreds of times larger” than the space available on a typical electronic cigarette.“That being said, using something like an e-cigarette to download something larger from the Internet would be possible,” Bevington added.As always, the best way to avoid attack is by ensuring you come up with complex passwords, your machine has the most up-to-date security patches, and you lock it when you leave.And, of course, be wary if someone wants to plug something—particularly a ridiculous vape pen—into your computer.This isn’t a new phenomenon: In 2014, tales of a security breach at an undisclosed large corporation pointed the finger an executive’s e-cigarette, a shady brand from China that was loaded with malware. Stay on target DaVinci MIQRO Vaporizer Review: Vaping Gets TinyMysterious Incident at E-Cig Plant Left 29 Sick, Fire Chief “Bewildere… last_img read more

Streaming Media Player Showdown Chromecast vs Roku Premiere

first_imgStay on target Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350 Digital entertainment offers all the convenience fixings for a relaxing day (or night) in. Whether you watch flicks on a computer, tablet, or TV, binging on the latest Netflix series or Hulu exclusive series is a good excuse to skip brunch and other weekend festivities. For the ultimate binge-watching experience though, investing in a good streaming media player is key.There are two companies you might want to consider for streaming media players: Google and Roku. Google’s Chromecast increases streaming speed and offers voice control ability when paired with a Google Connected Home device, while the Roku Premiere provides 4K HD (high definition) picture quality and a Roku Remote with channel shortcut buttons. Even though the Chromecast and Roku Premiere share a similar objective, which is to upgrade binge-watching sessions, each model has different perks and drawbacks when it comes to digital entertainment.Ready to watch movies, TV episodes, and exclusive series without streaming hiccups? You’ve come to the right place. From basic specifications to streaming perks, here’s what you need to know if you’re deciding between the Chromecast and the Roku Premiere for your binge-watching needs.Basic SpecificationsWith speedy streaming, easy access to digital content, and voice control capabilities, Google’s Chromecast will take your binge-watching sessions to the next level. At $35, this streaming media player is one of the more affordable models on the market, yet it provides many streaming perks at a fraction of the price. This device weighs 1.41 ounces and its dimensions are 2.04 x 0.54 x 2.04 inches. It comes with a circular shape and HDMI plug that seamlessly fit behind your TV. When you buy the Chromecast, you’ll get the following: a Chromecast streaming media player, a power adapter, and a power cable.Chromecast (Photo Credit: Google)The Roku Premiere is a great streaming media player if you would like movie theater settings right in your living room. High-quality 4K picture and audio, access to free digital content, and a Roku Remote with channel shortcut buttons to Netflix, Hulu, and Sling are a handful of benefits offered by this small device. Even though it’s slightly more expensive ($57), the Roku Premiere gives you most of the tools you need to create an above-average streaming experience.Compared to other streaming media players, the Roku Premiere has a tiny USB stick shape. Its dimensions are 1.4 x 3.3 x 0.7 inches and it weighs 1.28 ounces, so it won’t show behind your TV. Each Roku Premiere set comes with a Roku Premiere streaming media player, a premium high-speed HDMI cable, a USB power cable, a power adapter, a remote with pre-set channel shortcut buttons, a removable adhesive strip, two AAA batteries, and an owner’s manual.Roku Premiere (Photo Credit: Roku)Ease of SetupSome streaming media players can be challenging to setup, but the Chromecast and the Roku Premiere have easy assembly instructions.To get started with the Roku Premiere, connect it into your HDTV’s HDMI port, plug it into the wall outlet, and place it near your HDTV to connect to your home Wi-Fi. Then, use your TV remote to turn on the HDTV, select the input, and insert batteries inside the Roku Remote. Lastly, create a Roku account to start streaming content.Chromecast setup is also seamless, and you’ll be able to watch digital content in a pinch. First, plug the Chromecast into your TV, go to to download the Google Home app on your smartphone or tablet, and connect the Chromecast to your Wi-Fi network. Then, tap the Cast button in a Cast-enabled app (via smartphone or tablet) to use Chromecast on your TV.Streaming DifferencesRoku Remote (Photo Credit: Roku)After covering specifications and setup, we can now get to the good stuff: the streaming benefits. Even though the Chromecast and Roku Premiere share some similar streaming benefits, there are some key differences to note.Chromecast has one leg up on other streaming media players: its fast streaming speed. When you use the Chromecast, it streams 1080p at up to 60 fps (frames per second). You won’t have to worry about buffering issues or pixilated images when you’re watching flicks on TV. Speaking of TVs, the Chromecast works well with many TV models. All you need is a TV with a HDMI port to start streaming. The Chromecast doesn’t come with a remote, but you can stream from other devices and connect it with another Google Home device for easy voice control.Unlike the Chromecast and other streaming media players, the Roku Premiere offers 4K HD streaming perks, including high-quality images and audio support for DTS Digital Surround. The Roku Premiere does come with a Roku Remote, where you can pause, play, and launch digital content. There are also channel shortcut buttons to Hulu, Netflix, and Sling TV, so you don’t have to get up from the couch to launch your favorite streaming media service.Streaming SimilaritiesThe Chromecast and Roku Premiere might have some streaming differences, but they also share similarities when it comes to convenient digital entertainment.Unsure of what to watch? Both the Chromecast and Roku Premiere can help you find flicks in a pinch. The Chromecast gives you easy access to Hulu, Netflix, and Sling TV, where you can search by genre or title within a few clicks. When you use the Roku Premiere, you’ll have access to more than 500,000 movies, TV episodes, and exclusive programs. Whether you’re looking for a rom com or sci-fi action film, Chromecast and Roku make binge-watching an effortless process.Smartphone app control is another similar perk between the Chromecast and the Roku Premiere. Streaming on your smartphone is easy with the Chromecast. Hit the Cast button in any Cast-enabled app to control whatever you’re watching on TV. With the Roku Premiere, you can use your iOS or Android smartphone to pause, play, or rewind content. Plus, you can search titles on your keyboard, opt for a private listening mode, or activate voice search with this streaming media player.The Bottom LineStill stuck on which streaming media player to buy? Here are some important factors to consider.If you’re on a budget, the Chromecast provides good streaming perks at a fraction of the price. At only $35, you can get speedy streaming, voice control if synced with a Google Home Device, and HDMI TV compatibility. You won’t get a remote with the Chromecast, but the above-average streaming quality makes up for it.For all the 4K HD fixings, the Roku Premiere is you go-to streaming media player. When you use this tiny device, you’ll have access to high-quality pictures and sound for a theater-like experience. At $56, the Roku Premiere is slightly more expensive than the Chromecast, but you’ll also have additional features, like access to over 500,000 films, TV episodes, and exclusive series and a remote with direct buttons to Hulu, Netflix, and Sling TV. For the price, that’s definitely worth it to upgrade your home entertainment atmosphere.Buy Chromecast HereBuy Roku Premiere HereMore on Media Player Showdown: Fire TV vs. Roku PremiereStreaming Media Player Showdown: Fire TV vs. Fire TV StickThe Best Streaming Media Device: Roku, Chromecast, or Amazon Firelast_img read more

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Mamata to arrive at N Bengal today to inaugurate Bhorer Alo

first_imgDarjeeling: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be arriving at North Bengal on Wednesday for a two-day visit. On arrival she will inaugurate her dream project ‘Bhorer Alo’ at Gajoldoba, Jalpaiguri.On arrival at Bagdogra Airport, the Chief Minister will head for Gajoldoba. She is scheduled to inaugurate ‘Bhorer Alo’ at 4 pm on Wednesday.’Bhorer Alo’, located around 30 km from Siliguri in Jalpaiguri district, is dubbed as India’s largest integrated tourism location. Spread across a sprawling area of 208 acres, it has different components including a budget hotel, 2 star category hotels and a high-end hotel. A 9 hole golf course spread across 60 acres of land is also coming up at Gajoldoba. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life’Bhorer Alo’ will boast of cycling, boating and camping facilities. It will also have a trekking route through Saraswati Tea Estate to the Bengal Safari. A state institute of hotel management called ‘Arohon’, along with a home for the elderly, a police station and a health care centre are on the anvil as well. The Chief Minister could be halting at Gajoldoba for the night or at Uttarkanya, the mini-secretariat located at a short distance from Gajoldoba.On Thursday, the Chief Minister is scheduled to meet the local business community at Marwari Bhawan on Sevok Road in Siliguri. She will also be attending an award ceremony of the Siliguri Journalists Club. She will be returning to Kolkata on Friday.last_img read more

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Emirates pioneers web virtual reality technology on emiratescom

first_imgThe new feature available on allows users to navigate through the Economy, Business and First Class cabinsEmirates pioneers web virtual reality technology on Emirates has introduced 3D seat models on, becoming the first airline to introduce web virtual reality (VR) technology on its digital platform. The 3D seat model is a visualisation engine that displays an immersive 3D 360 degree view of the interior of the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777, giving customers a chance to explore their seats, the spacious cabin and the Emirates onboard product.This new feature available on allows users to navigate through the Economy, Business and First Class cabins, as well as the iconic Onboard Lounge and Shower Spa on the Emirates A380 using navigational hotspots.Alex Knigge, Emirates’ Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand (Digital), said: “As we continually invest to provide our customers with an unmatched travel experience onboard and on the ground, we also work very hard to give our customers a world-class digital experience. We are pleased to be the world’s first airline to introduce this cutting edge web VR technology, which offers our customers an immersive opportunity to learn more about the fantastic Emirates experience before they step on board. In our usability tests with customers, we found that they particularly appreciated the 3D seat and cabin models when selecting their seats.”The high-quality 3D generated graphics offer an outstanding render that is close to reality. The immersive experience is now available for the three class Emirates A380 but will soon include renderings of Emirates’ entire fleet including all configurations of the A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft.The 3D 360 degree views of the cabins also feature a virtual reality element for a more immersive experience. Users can enjoy hands-free cabin navigation and seat selection by using any VR headset like Google Cardboard.  This award-winning technology is compatible with all devices without the need for external applications or plugins. The 3D seat models were created in partnership with Renacen who were awarded the Crystal Cabin for the best visionary concept for this project at the recent Crystal Cabin Awards.Customers accessing via their mobile devices or the Emirates app for iOS and Android will also be able to explore their seats before checking in online with the 3D seat map. The tool allows customers to navigate from one seat to another, and even allows would-be customers to book their preferred seats from within the 3D environment.In addition to the new 3D cabin models, new product videos are available on which illustrate the end to end travel experience across all cabins. The videos serve as a guide, giving new customers a clear idea of all the unique features of the Emirates travel experience. Emirates also continues to conduct frequent usability studies with customers and frequent flyers in different geographies to identify further opportunities to enhance its digital user experience.Source = Emirateslast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter The Anam in Vietnam has

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterThe Anam in Vietnam has introduced a new 267 square-metre two-bedroom spa villa that features a private outdoor pool and couples’ massage tables. In addition to their spa facilities, the villas also offer two spacious bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom, a kitchen, large living room and a private pool with a deck, BBQ grill and sunbeds.The new villa joins the resort’s pair of 180 square-metre one-bedroom spa villas, set on a lush hillside land located next to the 10-treatment room Anam Spa.To mark the opening of the two-bedroom spa villas, The Anam is offering guests staying at these villas one complimentary in-villa spa treatment per person per day, as well as free breakfast and airport transfers. A 25% discount is available for further treatments booked throughout each stay.The Anam also arranges in-villa yoga and meditation sessions with its resident yogi, Umesh, and offers a three- and five-day detox and wellness journeys.Nightly rates for ‘Spa Villa with Private Pool Two Bedroom’ start from $730++, including one complimentary spa treatment per day, breakfast and airport transfers.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

World Video Game Hall of Fame to announce 2019 fin

first_imgWorld Video Game Hall of Fame to announce 2019 finalists ROCHESTER, N.Y. — This year’s finalists for the World Video Game Hall of Fame are about to be revealed.Hall officials say they will announce the Class of 2019 contenders on Thursday morning.The winners will be inducted May 2.Players can weigh in by casting a “Player’s Choice” ballot through March 28 at the website: .The hall is located inside The Strong museum in Rochester, which also houses the National Toy Hall of Fame. It inducted its first class in 2015, honouring individual electronic games of all types — arcade, console, computer, handheld and mobile.To be considered for induction, games have to have left a mark on the video game industry or pop culture and been popular over time.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 20, 2019 10:06 pm PDTlast_img read more

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The Goan tactician is developing a reputation in picking players based on their merit and not on experience or seniority. of the order of AIDS and climate change? Any modern civilisation stands on three legs; the governmentprivate sector and civil society Unfortunatelyall three in India are struggling with birth defects; the government has an execution deficitthe private sector has a trust deficitand civil society has a scale deficit Civil society despite India being the NGO capital of the world is useful as a conscience keeper but has not inspired awe at its ability to execute with consistencyscale and outcomes But since 1991corporate India has executed breathtakingly in businesses where regulatory connections dont matter: ITseedslogisticshospitalityhealthcareconsumer durablesretailairlines and much else They have not only outperformed public sector corporationsbut also systematically destroyed most companies that flourished in the licence rajbecause animals bred in captivity find it hard to live in the jungle But a trust deficit arises because of crony capitalism in sectors like educationpowerminesinfrastructureairportswaste managementwateretcwhere skillssweatcourage and imagination are irrelevant compared to contacts Contacts matter because manipulating government is not a skillbut a cost It is no coincidence that the biggest business names to come out of Andhra Pradesh are infrastructure companiesand out of Uttar Pradesh are Ponty ChadhaDeepak Bharadwaj and Subrata Roy Fixing crony capitalism is not about less capitalism but less cronyismand this brings us to the role of the state Over the last decadeIndia saw a breathless legislation of rights by the state that has not delivered poverty reduction If crony capitalism cannot deliver and legislating rights has notwhat now Political scientist Francis Fukuyama says a modern political order has a strong statethe states subordination to the rule of law and governance accountability A strong state does not mean China where 30 million people died of hunger in the 1950s and the one-child policy has led to 330 million abortions since the 1970s but it does mean a state capable of executing its intentions For examplethe biggest mystery in skills reform today is how to get something done after everybody who matters in government agrees with you This is mostly a question of institutional capacitystructure and incentives HoweverFukuyamas next two components subjecting the state to the rule of law and governance accountability fail in India because of a lack of focus on what the state is not doing After 20 years of economic reformsthe sins of state omission and execution are now more important and painful than the sins of commission India needs a new political narrative that recognises economic democratisation lies in making capitalism more competitive and the state less lethargic This requires private job creationphysical infrastructureGSTcivil services and police reformcontracting skills among policymakerspowerful mayorsmore judgesless legislationbetter enforcement and a major reboot of our 3E (educationemployment and employability) ecosystem Unfortunatelydespite broad agreement on whata missing consensus on how has combined with an aversion to conflict to result in a policy drift and gradual surrender to entrenched interests In 1856Alexis de Tocqueville wrote that old regimes fall not when they resist changebut when they attempt reform and yet dash the raised expectations they have evoked Indias problem is not dissimilar politics is uninspiring because of the inability of the state to meet the higher expectations of citizens spoilt by a private sector that has ferociously conferred rights on consumers whobefore 1991were not clientsbut hostages Aristotle talked about a Delphian knife; a shoddy article designed for both cutting and hammering and no good at either The sofa bed is a modern equivalent But so is the social enterprise Flourishing private companies cannot substitute for a flailing state The 2014 general elections will be the first national elections where first-time voters have no memory of pre-reform India This is an opportunity to offer a fresh political narrative about fixing the state that moves from what to how Those leaders that do will be rewarded Voters have long known that we dont live in an economybut a society The writer is chairmanTeamlease Services For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Tokyo | Updated: December 7 2016 6:38 pm A soccer ball-shaped decoration of the soccer Club World Cup is displayed in Tokyo Real Madrid will be seeking to keep alive its chances of a unique quadruple title haul when it travels to Japan for the Club World Cup (Source: AP) Top News Regardless of whether FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plan for a 32-team Club World Cup becomes a reality this year’s tournament in Japan is likely to highlight the need for some sort of change On paper the idea of bringing together the champion club teams from each continent is perfectly laudable But in the last few years the tournament has served to highlight the huge gulf between the elite clubs of Europe represented this year by Real Madrid and those in the rest of the world Barcelona barely had to break sweat last year as they won the title with successive 3-0 wins over Guangzhou Evergrande and River Plate In fact European teams have not conceded a goal between them since Corinthians beat Chelsea 1-0 in the final of the 2012 tournament – the only time since 2006 that the tournament has produced a non-European winner This year there is little to suggest any outcome other than Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo adding to the Champions League and Euro 2016 titles he has won already this year The dynamics of modern football mean that the best South American and African players play against rather than for the teams from their continent South American champions Atletico Nacional will be the first Colombian team to play at the tournament yet their country’s best player James Rodriguez is in the Real Madrid squad where he is not even a regular starter Barcelona fielded six South American players all of them accomplished internationals in last year’s final while Argentine side River Plate were made up largely of journeymen professionals The competition’s somewhat unwieldy seven-team format and timing plus the fact that only South America teams regularly bring a large travelling contingent of fans does not help In five months since winning the Libertadores Cup Atletico Nacional have sold three key players – defender Marcos Moreno to Manchester City defender Davinson Sanchez to Ajax and midfielder Sebastian Perez to Boca Juniors Rather than abolishing or shrinking the tournament FIFA president Gianni Infantino suggested that it should be expanded to 32 teams and played in June starting in 2019 “The world has changed and that’s why we need to make the Club World Cup more interesting” he told the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo “That’s what we’re trying to do by creating a tournament that is much more attractive with more quality among participants and more clubs That will attract more sponsors and television companies from around the world” He did not however enlarge on how FIFA would do that For the time being it continues on its quirky way starting on Thursday when Oceania champions Auckland City face Kashima Antlers champions of host nation Japan The winners face Mamelodi Sundowns the first South African team to play at the tournament on Sunday while Asian champions Jeonbuk Motors face Mexican side America the champions of CONCACAF Atletico Nacional enter the fray on Dec 14 when they meet either Kashima Auckland or Mamelodi while Real Madrid meet either America or Jeonbuk the following day – a dream tie for either side For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: AFP | London | Published: February 24 2017 11:58 am Sebastian Coe said that the IAAF desires to support the hopes and aspirations of clean athletes (Source: AP) Top News Three Russian athletes have been given the green light to compete internationally under a neutral flag by athletics’ world governing body the IAAF India vs Australia Live Score Pole vaulter Anzhelika Sidorova sprinter Kristina Sivkova and hammer thrower Aleksei Sokirskii all met the “exceptional eligibility criteria” to compete in international competition as neutral athletes the IAAF said yesterday on the same day as the entry deadline for the March 3-5 European Indoor Championships in Belgrade The trio join long jumper Darya Klishina and doping whistle-blower and former drugs cheat Yuliya Stepanova who were previously declared eligible to compete The Russian athletics federation (RusAF) remains suspended from competition because of widespread state-sponsored doping but individual athletes can compete as neutrals if they are proved to be drug-free “Their participation as neutral athletes in international competition is still subject to acceptance by the individual athlete and the organiser of the competition in question in accordance with the rules of that competition” the IAAF added in a statement The IAAF has received a total of 48 applications from Russian athletes 28 of which have been endorsed by RusAF Six applications have also been declined whilst the remaining applications “many for competitions later in the year are currently under review” it added IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: “The application process to compete internationally as neutral athletes is about our desire to support the hopes and aspirations of all clean athletes including Russian athletes who have been failed by their national system “While prioritising applications based upon the entry deadlines of the competitions concerned the primary responsibility of the Doping Review Board must always be to safeguard the integrity of competition” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsArgentine soccer legend Maradona says he is a ‘soldier’ for Venezuela’s Maduro | Reuters World Reuters Aug 09 2017 00:46:41 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Aug 09 2017 00:46 AM | Updated Date: Aug 09 2017 00:46 AM Tags : #Reuters Also See Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: October 25 2012 12:39 am Related News The Transport department is going to open the citys second vehicle fitness checking centre in Najafgarh It will be operated by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for two years and will feature a new inspection method Sources said the new centre will be ready in a year The land for the centre has been allotted by the Delhi government It will come up on a three-acre campus and will have four test lanes?” the Peace Party leader said. 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