Iqaluit mayor receives threats after testifying that male Inuit leaders use travel

first_imgKent DriscollAPTN NewsIqaluit Mayor Madeline Redfern says she has received threats ever since she testified at a parliamentary committee about barriers for women in the workplace.Redfern went before the Status of Women committee in September.Since returning, she says she has received several threats.kdriscoll@aptn.ca@kentdriscolllast_img

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Major U.S. stock indexes finished mostly higher Monday as Wall Street looked ahead to key trade talks between the U.S. and China this week.Gains in industrial, energy and financial stocks outweighed losses in communications services and health care companies. Small-company stocks fared better than the rest of the market.On Monday:The S&P 500 index rose 1.92 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,709.80.The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 53.22 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 25,053.11.The Nasdaq composite added 9.71 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 7,307.90.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks gained 12.59 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 1,518.98.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 202.95 points, or 8.1 per cent.The Dow is up 1,725.65 points, or 7.4 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 672.63 points, or 10.1 per cent.The Russell 2000 is up 170.42 points, or 12.6 per cent.The Associated Press read more

Budget cuts to impact environmental study on Enbridge pipeline

VANCOUVER — While Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the fate of Enbridge’s proposed pipeline from the Alberta oilsands to tankers on the British Columbia coast will be based on science and not politics, documents show some of that science isn’t forthcoming.And critics say there is no time for the science to be completed before a federal deadline for the environmental assessment currently underway.Documents filed with the National Energy Board show the environmental review panel studying the Northern Gateway project asked Fisheries and Oceans Canada for risk assessments for the bodies of water the proposed pipeline will cross. The pipeline is to traverse nearly 1,000 streams and rivers in the upper Fraser, Skeena and Kitimat watersheds.The department didn’t have them.“As DFO has not conducted a complete review of all proposed crossings, we are unable to submit a comprehensive list as requested; however, this work will continue and, should the project be approved, our review will continue into the regulatory permitting phase,” DFO wrote in a five-page letter dated June 6, 2012.The response went on to say there “may be differences of opinion” between the company and the department on the risk posed by the pipeline at some crossings. It provided two examples of crossings of tributaries to the Kitimat River where Enbridge rated the risk as low but Fisheries rated it medium to high.DFO said the federal ministry will continue to work with the company to determine the risk level and level of mitigation required.“DFO is of the view that the risk posed by the project to fish and fish habitat can be managed through appropriate mitigation and compensation measures,” said the department’s response.“Under the current regulatory regime, DFO will ensure that prior to any regulatory approvals, the appropriate mitigation measures to protect fish and fish habitat will be based on the final risk assessment rating that will be determined by DFO.”Earlier this month, Harper told reporters in Vancouver that “decisions on these kinds of projects are made through an independent evaluation conducted by scientists into the economic costs and risks that are associated with the project, and that’s how we conduct our business.”He went on to say “the only way that government can handle controversial projects of this manner is to ensure that things are evaluated on an independent basis, scientifically, and not simply on political criteria.”But the federal government recently sent letters to 92 habitat staff members within Fisheries and Oceans in B.C., telling them that their positions will be cut. Thirty-two of them will be laid off outright.The cuts will mean the department in B.C. has half the habitat staff it had a decade ago.All but five of the province’s fisheries field offices will be cut as part of a $79 million — 5.8 per cent — cut to the department’s operational budget, including the offices in Prince George and Smithers that would have had the lead in monitoring pipeline effects.The marine contaminant group that would have been involved in a spill in B.C. has been disbanded and the fisheries and environmental legislation gutted, said Otto Langer, a retired fisheries department scientist.“He (Harper) says the science will make the decision. Well he’s basically disembowelled the science,” said Langer. “It’s a cruel hoax that they’re pulling over on the public.”Former federal Liberal fisheries minister David Anderson agrees.Given the Dec. 31, 2013, deadline set by the federal government, Anderson said scientists in the Fisheries Department simply don’t have time to complete any substantial scientific study of the project.“You can’t do these studies on the spur of the moment. It takes time to do them,” Anderson said. “And the federal Fisheries have just been subjected to the most remarkable cuts, so you’re in the throes of reorganization and reassessment and re-assigning people, and on top of it you throw them a major, major request for resources and work.“It can’t be done.”The department has three major projects in B.C. currently undergoing federal environmental assessment: Northern Gateway, a massive hydroelectric project called the Site C dam, and a gold-copper mine near Williams Lake, B.C., that was previously rejected following a federal environmental review.Dr. Steve Hrudey, who was chairman of the Royal Society of Canada’s expert panel on the environmental impact of the oil sands two years ago, said it is normal for the company asking for environmental approval — in this case Enbridge — to provide the information in question in the review process.“They have to foot the bill,” said Hrudey, who was also involved in more than two dozen reviews over 17 years as a member and then chairman of the Alberta Environmental Appeals board.The project proponent pays consultants to prepare studies and reports required by the review board, the relevent federal departments look at those reports, respond with questions and comments of their own, and the panel then goes back to the proponent with those questions and requests for further information.There may be several cycles of this back-and-forth.“In the end DFO will say ’No, it’s what we think it is and therefore you have to take measures we feel are appropriate for that rating,”’ Hrudey said.But if the department’s ability to do the studies itself is questionable, some scientists fear the process will unfold without independent scientific study.“It (the response from Fisheries to the panel) implies that the request to the joint review panel will not be answerable until after a decision has been made, until after the project has been approved,” said Jeffrey Hutchings, a marine biologist at Dalhousie University.“This seems, from a science perspective, a rather indefensible position in so far as a key part of the environmental review process is to evaluate the degree to which the pipeline will affect fish habitat.”A spokesperson for the panel said there has been no further request for information from DFO, and no further information is expected.The federal department said a spokesperson was not available for an interview, but provided a statement via email saying Fisheries is providing advice to the assessment panel on the potential impacts of the project on fish and fish habitat.“Fisheries and Oceans Canada has provided its assessment and is of the view that the risk posed by the project to fish and fish habitat in the freshwater and marine environments can be managed by the proponent through appropriate mitigation and compensation measures,” said the email, which echoed the response sent to the panel.“The Department notes in its submission that the proponent has conducted a reasonable ecological risk assessment and provided useful information on the risks that an oil spill (in either marine or freshwater) would pose to fisheries resources.”Hutchings found it odd that they’re so sure.“Well, how can you make that judgment when you have not yet conducted a complete review of all proposed crossings?” he said. “Again, from a science perspective, I don’t see how it’s possible to be able to draw that conclusion.”The proposed Northern Gateway is a $6-billion project expected to spur $270 billion in economic growth in Canada over 30 years. read more

Tightening Up the UCaaS Nuts Bolts

NJonAirSlider.jpg 5 UCaaS MQ Mysteries Examined Marty Parker August 22, 2019 Gartner estimates that 40% of new enterprise telephone purchases will be based on a cloud office suite – either Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite – by 2023 — but what does that mean? Can Mitel and TDS Telecom Own the UCaaS Market? John Malone July 31, 2019 New promotions, rebates, and prices are influencing UCaaS purchases, according to the Eastern Management Group. Tags:News & ViewsUCaaS buying decisionsUCaaSAnalyst InsightBest PracticesCloud CommunicationsNo Jitter on AirUnified Communications Articles You Might Like Selling UCaaS: Never Been Easier, or Harder Jon Arnold October 01, 2019 As UCaaS demand increases, providers are split on how best to deliver their service, either by channel partners or directly selling to end users. Hosted VoIP Is About More Than Cost-Savings Robert Oscanyan June 24, 2019 Look beyond the bottom line when evaluating whether to migrate from legacy systems to the cloud. While you’re at Enterprise Connect, also join Popova for a second session, “Big Brands & Convergence: Understanding the UCaaS Market Landscape.” In this research-based deep dive, she’ll provide a comprehensive overview of the domestic UCaaS competitive landscape, compare offerings and providers, and share insights on market trends affecting UCaaS portfolios and provider market positioning. Get more details on these and other Cloud Communications sessions here, and the full conference program here. If you haven’t registered for Enterprise Connect yet, use the code NJPOSTS to save $200 off the Early Bird rate. See All in UCaaS » Log in or register to post comments Taking a People-First Approach to Unified Communications Brian Mahoney July 01, 2019 Successful adoption requires understanding user personas and use cases, on top of formal change management processes. Your UCaaS provider checks all the marks on the basic features and advanced functionality you expect and is leapfrogging competitors with capabilities that are enabling you to take your implementation to the next level. Does that guarantee its future with your organization? Not necessarily, suggests Elka Popova, a program director and senior fellow with Frost & Sullivan, in a recent episode of our No Jitter On Air podcast. As she discusses, Frost & Sullivan survey results show that service reliability and security consistently rank as the top factors that determine which UCaaS and cloud providers a business chooses — and that’s because these capabilities can significantly impact customer satisfaction and loyalty. Regardless of how attentive businesses are when evaluating solutions before they sign on the dotted line, they’ll “inevitably take these into account when the contract is over, and they have the option to switch providers,” she says.Also at issue will be a provider’s onboarding, provisioning, and support capabilities, Popova notes. “Providers differ considerably in their ability to enable self-provisioning and to provide white-glove implementation support, … and customer service and tech support capabilities also vary among providers. 24/7 customer support, next-day parts replacement, and other services may or may not be available for all customers. Company cultures and internal incentives vary in terms of their approach to customer service excellence as well,” she points out.But UCaaS providers abound, and they want your business. “It is a buyer’s market. Customers have a lot of bargaining power, but they need to do their due diligence,” Popova says.Click below to hear Popova’s suggestions on what questions to ask UCaaS providers about their services and cloud architectures, and more. And join her at Enterprise Connect 2019, March 18 to 21 in Orlando, Fla., where she’ll be delving into this topic in the session “UCaaS Bells & Whistles Vs. Nuts & Bolts.”  read more

Fingerprint payment option checks to make sure someone didnt cut off your

first_imgWallets can get cumbersome and annoying — there’s even a whole Seinfeld episode about it. If it’s cold out and you’re wearing gloves, or just happen to have full pockets, having to reach into your pants for your wallet becomes a hassle, then trying to slip cash or a credit card out of it often remains troubling. One college in South Dakota understands your first-world problem, and debuted a fingerprint-scanning payment system so you can leave your wallet in the glass bowl by the front door of your apartment where it belongs.At he School of Mines & Technology, in South Dakota, two vendors on campus are now employing biocryptology in order to speed up the payment process. The system works via two main components: Being able to verify the person swiping his or her finger, then being able to use the identification to link to a customer account and make a charge. Like when asked to show your ID when using a credit card, the finger-scanning system attempts to verify the swiper in order to prevent fraud — in this case, by detecting that the swiper’s blood is flowing. After the purchase is made, the shop sends a receipt to the customer’s email, which can be instantly viewed in 2013, the age of smartphones.Now, though fingerprint-scanning verification systems are uncommon, they’re not exactly rare, or even new. Certain gyms, for instance, employ a fingerprint scanner so patrons can check in without having to carry around a membership card. However, the technology isn’t entirely secure — it’s not that difficult to reproduce a fingerprint. No one’s going to devise a dastardly scheme to steal your fingerprints so they can check into your gym, but if they could use said stolen prints to drain your bank account? Much more incentive there.The exciting piece of tech used in this payment system is the aforementioned verification process. Rather than sliding a copied fingerprint up to the scanner — or even cutting off someone’s finger and using that — the device checks for a pulse. Sure, you can just put a gun up to someone’s head and force them to use their live, pulse-filled finger, but you can use that same threat to force someone to type their PIN into an ATM, or to simply give you everything in their wallet. Pulse-and-fingerprint detection seems like a safer system than one you can bypass by stealing someone’s credit card and then making a fake ID in case the cashier asks.At the moment, the system is being tested in the Rapid City school, but those of us who hate having to stuff everything into a wallet that we then stuff into our pocket can’t wait for this payment system to hit stores near us.last_img read more

Trump Were Heading Back to the Moon

first_img In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the surface of the Moon.Nearly 50 years later, President Donald Trump wants to send U.S. astronauts back to Earth’s satellite.“The directive I’m signing today will refocus America’s space program on human exploration and discovery,” he said from the White House Roosevelt Room. “It marks an important step in returning American astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972 for long-term exploration and use.”The policy—which aims to unite government, private industry, and international efforts—grew from a unanimous recommendation by the new National Space Council, chaired by Vice President Mike Pence.It also ends an existing effort, signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, to send humans to an asteroid (you know—somewhere new and interesting).The Marius Hills Skylight, as observed by JAXA orbiter SELENE, on Earth’s moon (via NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)“Under President Trump’s leadership, America will lead in space once again on all fronts,” Pence said in a statement.The United States remains the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the moon, the last departing the lunar surface in December 1972.In the years since, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has landed rovers on Mars, studied Saturn and its moons, collected data on Pluto, discovered thousands of possible exoplanets, and allowed astronauts to conduct experiments in low-Earth orbit.So, I’d say America’s doing pretty well in terms of celestial navigation.“This work represents a national effort on many fronts, with America leading the way,” acting NASA administrator Robert Lightfoot said in a statement. “[E]ven now we are developing a flexible deep space infrastructure to support a steady cadence of increasingly complex missions that strengthens American leadership in the boundless frontier of space.”Trump accepts a toy spaceman from Jack Schmitt, who landed on the moon 45 years ago as part of the Apollo 17 mission (via The White House/YouTube)A crowd of old, white, male onlookers were joined this week by decorated cosmonaut Peggy Whitson (who holds a number of records, including most total days spent in space by any NASA astronaut) and Christina Koch (a member of the NASA class of 2013).Also on hand were Sen. Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, who landed on the moon as part of the Apollo 17 mission 45 years ago to the minute the policy directive was signed, and Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon.But shouldn’t we, as Schmitt suggested to Trump, “learn from the moon”? Shouldn’t we review our past achievements, and then aim further?Lightfoot thinks so: “The next generation will dream even bigger and reach higher as we launch challenging new missions, and make new discoveries and technological breakthroughs on this dynamic path,” he said.The Daedalus prepares to land on Mars (via National Geographic)Fifty-five years ago, a young, hopeful President John F. Kennedy stood in front of a crowd in Houston, urging them to endorse a national effort to land a man on the moon—”because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”At the time, the world still clung to a romantic notion of space—one that has since been confirmed, expanded, and made even more exciting by international efforts to reach beyond the stars.Which is why rocketing to the moon feels like a step backward, especially in the era of SpaceX, Blue Origin, and the possibility of human colonization of Mars.NASA completed six manned lunar landings between 1969 and 1972; Trump’s plan returns American astronauts to the moon for the first time in 45 years.“This time, we will not only plant our flag and leave our footprint,” he said. “We will establish a foundation for an eventual mission to Mars. And perhaps, someday, to many worlds beyond.” Stay on target NASA Says 2 Asteroids Will Safely Fly By Earth This WeekendScientists Discover Possible Interstellar Visitor center_img Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Local vape shops react to new warnings from health officials

first_img Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Hunter Sowards, Posted: September 11, 2019 Hunter Sowards Local vape shops react to new warnings from health officials September 11, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Before President Donald Trump announced a proposed ban on flavored e-cigarettes, the FDA and CDC issued differing warnings on what exactly consumers should avoid. On Friday, the CDC said to stop using e-cigarettes altogether, while the FDA urged users to avoid THC containing vaping products.While it’s still too early to pinpoint the exact cause behind the mysterious lung disease linked to vaping that’s killed at least six people, Molly Sylvester, CEO of Vapin’ in the 619 says confusion leaves industry owners feeling misunderstood.“It’s been very sad to watch that they are not putting that on the front lines so the general public knows what to avoid and how many people are continuing to get sick because the headlines are focusing on e-liquid,” Sylvester said.This store owner says the warnings and recent headlines aren’t focusing on what she feels is the root cause to recent cases.“If they were to look at when this started, where it’s happening and the people it’s happening too—the common denominator is that they are using THC products that includes the Vitamin E Acetate,” Sylvester said.These are products, she says, that cannot be found in legitimate vaping stores, but instead are being sold off the black market or online.“We have all been required to register our e-liquid with the FDA so they are clear what our ingredients are,” Sylvester said. “We don’t sell THC. It’s an ingredient used to dilute it so that it becomes vapable.”Many are afraid that banning e-cigarettes could take a healthier alternative away from people who trying to quit smoking cigarettes.“I want to smoke cigarettes again so I’m coming to get the non-nicotine vape so that I have something to replace that urge with,” says Makayala Basile, a customer at Vapin’ the 619. “You know I have rights. This is something I want to do, and it’s keeping me from smoking which is really what’s going to kill me at the end of the day.”Sylvester agrees. She says if they are going to put a ban on vaping or e-cigarettes, they should eliminate all tobacco products along with it.County health officials agree that consumers have a right to purchase and use certain products, but the concern falls into the mysterious deadly lung disease that federal agencies have not yet identified the root cause of.“Using a cigarette or tobacco, is a personal choice as is this, vaping is a personal choice,” says Dr. Wilma Wooten, a public health officer for San Diego County. “But what we’re seeing is something that we have not seen before, which is the acute development of severe pulmonary disease which is causing patients to be hospitalized.”She says an inconsistency in the products that were reportedly causing problems for patients is why it is too soon to say what is causing the deadly outbreak.“The devices aren’t consistent; the oils aren’t consistent. So, there is really a lot of information we just don’t know yet,” Wooten says. “Most of the cases have been documented to be THC or CBD, only 10% is nicotine only, but again there is a lot of variability case by case.”It’s due to a number of unknown factors still being investigated by the CDC and FDA that leaves health officials to warn the public to err on the side of caution.“The CDC is recommending that until its clearly defined what’s causing this they are asking individuals to not vape,” Wooten said. “If they are going to vape, they are asking people to obtain their devices and their product from a reputable source.”Wooten said in San Diego, 12 cases have been reported from people ranging in age from 17-years-old to 70-years-old. On the state-wide level, the first death was reported in Los Angeles on Friday. Anyone who experiences any negative side effects from vaping is urged to contact medical officials and report the problem immediately. last_img read more

Biotech Working Group Talks Regulatory Updates Issues

first_imgASA Washington representative Hanna Abou-El-Seoud provides an overview of emerging issues related to maximum residue limits in the EU.ASA’s Biotech Working Group (BWG) met in Louisville, Kentucky last week to discuss a wide range of issues impacting the biotech and farming industries.Participants heard an overview of a USDA-APHIS proposed rule to update biotech regulations from American Seed Trade Association (ASTA); discussed emerging issues in the EU surrounding maximum residue limits; and heard reports from the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and United Soybean Board (USB).A report from USSEC provided information on international market development efforts for U.S. soy and an update on biotech approval systems in soy importing countries. The United Soybean Board gave an update on several soybean checkoff-funded programs, including efforts to improve the compositional quality and nutrient density of U.S. soybeans.BWG provides the forum where overarching biotechnology issues like educational needs and market access barriers, are discussed and addressed by technology providers and U.S. soybean growers. The group includes representatives from industry biotech trait providers, along with farmer-leaders and staff from ASA, USB and USSEC.The Biotech Working Group will gather again for a meeting next winter. For more information on the group, click here.last_img read more

Genting Hong Kong prepares to sell remaining stake in Norwegian Cruise Line

first_img Load More Resorts World Manila operator announces plans to delist, go private In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange overnight, Genting Hong Kong said that proceeds from the potential disposal would likely be used for the “purchase of property, plant and equipment such as construction of ships and funding new investments of the group should suitable opportunities arise.”Although it added that disposal of the remaining shares was not guaranteed, the company has already offloaded 22,250,000 NCLH shares since August in three separate disposals, reducing its stake in the process from a high of 11.13%. The most recent of those disposals came only last month with Genting Hong Kong offloading 4.26% for around US$543.6 million.“The group’s strategy has been to realize profits with cash inflow from realization of its investment in NCLH, which has come to the exit phase, and to capture return at opportune times, subject to favorable prevailing share prices and market sentiment,” Genting Hong Kong said. RelatedPosts Travellers International Hotel Group sets tender price for shares in privatization push Genting Hong Kong has flagged its intention to sell off its remaining stake in global cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH) after proposing a disposal mandate to shareholders.The disposal mandate would grant Genting Hong Kong permission to dispose of its shares at any time in the next 12 months in order to achieve the highest possible price. The company currently holds 3,148,307 shares in NCLH – equivalent to 1.40% of issued share capital – worth approximately US$168 million. New gaming space sees GGR soar at Resorts World Manila in 1H19last_img read more

1000 Apple Mac Pro display stand sparks anger The ultimate middle finger

Mac Pro: Everything you need to know Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now Apple touts the $999 stand’s ability to tilt, change height and rotate, but that’s not convincing general audiences the cost is justified. Unhappy techies took to Twitter to call the move greedy, sad and “the ultimate middle finger to any consumer that is seriously considering their machine.” Share your voice WWDC 2019 Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now Preview • iPhone X: We’ve already got one. Here’s what it’s like. Now playing: Watch this: Tags Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Some weighed the cost of the stand against the price of Apple’s flagship iPhone. See It Those are some harsh words, but others took the time to crack wise about the cost instead. Video maker jacksfilms, who snarked on the $1,000 iPhone X in 2017, composed a lovely piano ballad comparing Apple with pricey fashion label Supreme. WWDC 2018: Everything from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 63 Photos Twitter isn’t the only internet hot spot for Apple-stand amusement. Reddit is on the case, too. Internetuser101 shared a photo of “the original $1,000 monitor stand,” which consists of a stack of very expensive textbooks with a laptop on top. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone X (64GB, Space Gray) $611 See it WWDC 2019 reading • $1,000 Apple Mac Pro display stand sparks anger: ‘The ultimate middle finger’ See It Originally published June 4.  Best Buy Apple iPhone X James Martin/CNET Apple fans are used to paying a premium price for design, cachet and performance. A Mac Pro for $5,999? You got it. The specs are amazing. Pro Display XDR for $4,999? Cool. That’s way cheaper than many high-end displays used for video. And $1,000 for the monitor stand? Hell no! Slow your roll, Apple!Even the Apple-loving crowd at Monday’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote seemed stunned by the premium price.  While the public seems to be rebelling against the monitor stand, it’s a good time to remember Apple’s expensive Mac Pro gear isn’t aimed at a general audience. It’s geared for people with high-end computing needs and the money to burn. But for $1,000, you could just hire someone to hold your monitor up for you.Apple’s big WWDC day inspired another set of wisecracks thanks to the updated design of the Mac Pro. It now looks more like a cheese grater than ever before.  The stand also earned a very popular post of a laughing Michael Jordan reaction GIF. $899 5:40 Review • iPhone X review: This iPhone XS predecessor is still a contender Apple: stand will go for $1000Me: pic.twitter.com/DlEVV4r7kF— edem Kumordjie (@TheRealEdem) June 3, 2019 Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? $899 Twitter user edem Kumordjie decided there had to be a better way to mount the monitor and suggested a DIY effort involving lots and lots of tape. $949 • The pro stand costing more than most laptops and phones outside of Apple’s realm is the ultimate middle finger to any consumer that is seriously considering their machine. Every new device Apple has released in the last year is a cash grab in exchange for no new functionality. pic.twitter.com/GEft85pp8J— Aidan Lynch (@Aidan_T_Lynch) June 4, 2019 Boost Mobile See All 10 Can’t wait to waltz through an Apple store:Me: Okay, I have $1000 to spend what do you have?Employee: We have our highest selling product. An incredibly powerful computer that does almost anything and fits in your pocket.Me: HmmApple: Or this metal stand.Me: Ah.— Preston Bowman (@Prestopia) June 4, 2019 Comments Amazon $999 for a stand pic.twitter.com/NA9caiE1Uv— jacksfilms (@jacksfilms) June 4, 2019 Online Apple read more

Celebrating Contemporary Arts

first_imgThe national Capital witnessed a celebration of arts with ‘The Opening Weekend’ of the fourth season of the Contemporary Arts Week  (CAW) at Nehru Park. The first day opened with workshops in dance, yarn bombing and live painting. A Crafts Lane was available for retail therapy or window shopping options with fashion, decor, and arts and crafts as highlights. Stalls catering to different cuisines, and a first-of-its-kind Master Chef workshop at the Food Lane to give one’s inner chef a chance was a hit with the public. Not far behind were the scintillating performances, the main highlights of the day, an evening filled with the all-star-band serving up a heady mix of contemporary Folk and Sufi music, featuring the likes of singers Shilpa Rao who sung her latest rendition ‘Buleya’, Kutle Khan from Jaisalmer mesmerised the crowd with his folk songs. Akhil Sachdeva of Nasha, Santa Singh of Nuur, Ujwal Nagar of Advaita, flautist Pandit Ajay Prasanna, saxophonist Abhay Sharma were among others.  Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDay two had lots of exciting activities like Drum Circle and Circus acts, Open Jam – dance and music, workshops in dance, finger painting, graphitti etc. The day culminated with the mesmerizing performances by the Raghu Dixit Project and Suryaveer. Raghu Dixit was a major crowd puller. On till 22nd October CAW is an annual art festival organised by an NGO- Friends of Art that welcomes artists and audiences of all age groups. This unique festival incorporates art forms such as dance, music, theater, puppetry, clowning, mime, visual arts, short films, photography, slam poetry, short films, stand-up, mixed media and street art. This initiative is a conscious effort to encourage audiences to explore a variety of different Arts by bringing together artists and like-minded people under one roof.last_img read more

2017 Was the Year the Robots Really Truly Arrived

first_imgThe world seemed different this year, yes? Like something strange has been walking and rolling among us? Like we’re now sharing the planet with a new species of our own creation?Well, we are, because 2017 was the year that the robots really, truly arrived. They escaped the factory floor and started conquering big cities to deliver Mediterranean food. Self-driving cars swarmed the streets. And even bipedal robots—finally capable of not immediately falling on their faces—strolled out of the lab and into the real world. The machines are here, and it’s an exhilarating time indeed. Like, now Atlas the humanoid robot can do backflips. Backflips.[embedded content]“2017 has been an amazing year for robotics,” says roboticist Sebastian Thrun, a pioneer of the self-driving car. “Why 2017? Why did it take us so long?”Well, it was a confluence of factors, namely the cheapening of sophisticated hardware combined with better brains. “In the past, in robotics we had not-so-smart software with hardware that would break all the time, and that’s not a good product,” Thrun says. “It’s only recently that both computers have become smart enough and that robot hardware has become reliable enough that the very first products start to emerge.”Perhaps the biggest leap in hardware has been sensor technology. To build a robot you don’t have to babysit, you need it to sense its environment, and to sense its environment it needs a range of sensors. Not just with cameras, but with lasers that build a 3-D map of the robot’s surroundings. These kinds of components have gotten both far more powerful and far cheaper.“I kind of talk about this finally being the golden age of robotics, and that means that for the first time in the last 12 months or so you see robots really becoming prolific,” says Ben Wolff, CEO of Sarcos Robotics, which makes the most bonkers robot arms you’ve ever seen. “And I think it’s because we’re finally at that crossover point, where the cost has come down of components while the capability of the components has increased sufficiently.”Like, come down big time. One sensor cost Sarcos a quarter of a million dollars in 2010. Today, it’s $8,000—that’d be 3 percent of the cost just seven years ago. Other components like actuators—the motors in the joints of something like a robot arm—are also falling steadily in cost. Today, an actuator that once cost $3,500 is closer to $1,500. And it’s actuators, perhaps more than any other component, that promise to take robotics to the next level in the very near future.Loaded with cheaper, supercharged sensors, robots are finally capable of tackling the uncertainty of the human world. Whether humans actually want that is another question. Take delivery robots, for instance. In San Francisco’s chaotic Mission neighborhood this year, a robot called Marble began picking up food and delivering it straight to customers’ doors.Yet it’s not navigating the relatively structured streets—with lanes and stop signs and such—but sidewalks. That means it has to dodge pedestrians and buskers and discarded furniture, then still be able to cross the street and deal with cars. It ain’t perfect, which is why a human handler follows the robot to remote-control it when it gets in trouble (when WIRED got a demo in April, it nearly ran down a dog). That safeguard wasn’t enough for the SF Board of Supervisors, which earlier this month voted to severely restrict the operation of the machines. Matt SimonWhat Is a Robot? Matt SimonThis Robot Tractor Is Ready to Disrupt Construction More robotscenter_img Matt SimonInside SynTouch, the Mad Lab Giving Robots the Power to Feel Regulations aside, robotics are only set to encroach further on human spaces. “In the past we had robots that were novelty,” says Wolff. “We certainly had robots that could do repetitive tasks bolted to the floor for years and years. But what’s changed is we’re now talking about robots that are mobile in nature.”Much of that has to do with the robots’ bigger brains. It takes a whole lot of processing power for a robot to eyeball a person and navigate around them, while at the same keeping on its trajectory and avoiding other humans. Luckily, better chips mean all of these calculations can now happen aboard the machine, as opposed to giant computers doing the processing in the cloud. Specifically, the smartphone revolution has helped shrink down processors while making them burlier and cheaper and more energy-efficient. Perfect for little robots like Kuri.So where do we go from here? And I do mean we. Our human brains tend to anthropomorphize anything that remotely seems like an intelligent agent, so it’s tempting to form bonds with the machines, especially when they’re “cute” and “lovable.” I mean, back in August it happened to me: I told a robot I loved it just to get its attention. Those human-robot relationships are primed for ethical upsets. Imagine a child forming a bond with a highly intelligent doll. At some point, the manufacturer might exploit that relationship by having the doll ask the kid if they want an over-the-air update that’d make the robot even more fun—for the low, low price of $49.99.It’s early, I know—I just got through saying the robots have arrived. But as someone who’s experienced the surprising psychological draw of robots, I want to make this clear: The robot-human relationship is bizarre and fraught with potential misadventures. Better to think of this now than have a doll suddenly bilking you out of money.last_img read more

San Josés Feria de Chocolate highlights growth in Costa Rican chocolate industry

first_imgRelated posts:Puerto Viejo to host third annual chocolate festival ‘Stop eating Nutella’ urges French environment minister 4 convicted, 3 acquitted in Jairo Mora murder trial PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica Fifty years ago, cacao plantations dominated the Costa Rican lowlands. By 1984, chocolate trees still grew on more than 19,000 hectares of Costa Rican land, but around that same time the deadly monilia fungus arrived, killing off 80 percent of the country’s cacao plants. Most of the trees were uprooted and replaced with more profitable pineapple and palm oil farms. However, Costa Rican cacao production is on the rise again, and this weekend San José chocolate fans will get the chance to celebrate.On Saturday and Sunday, the Antigua Aduana in San José will host its first Feria de Chocolate. The event will feature talks from chocolate makers, cacao farmers and government agencies, as well as opportunities for tasting and purchasing chocolate. Publicity company PubliCatch is hosting the event, which will feature between 65 and 70 chocolate makers. The majority of the participants use Costa Rican cacao, although some, like the National Chocolate Company, buy foreign crops.While Puerto Viejo hosts an annual chocolate festival, this will be the first national chocolate fair held in the capital.“When we started [our company] eight years ago this was a new trend,” said George Soriano of Sibú Chocolate, one of the event’s sponsors. “Sometimes trends fizzle out, but in this case it continues to grow and it is part of a larger craft food movement in Costa Rica.” (Disclosure: Soriano is a former Tico Times staffer.)From craft beer to coffee and even special Costa Rican snow cones, artisanal foods are having a moment in Costa Rica. Chocolate is no exception, with specialty chocolate makers cropping up across the country. According to Soriano, chocolate-making equipment is more accessible now, as is high-quality Costa Rican cacao.“[Cacao] is more profitable than before,” said Oscar Brenes, the manager of the National Cacao Program within the Agriculture Ministry (MAG). “It would be difficult to return to the levels we had before, but there is definitely more interest in cacao than there has been.”For an in-depth look at Costa Rica’s burgeoning chocolate industry see: Costa Rica’s chocolate comebackAccording to Brenes, the sudden cacao boom can be attributed to a growing global market as well as better crop genetics. Following the monilia plague, Costa Rica’s Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) began developing disease-resistant strains of cacao. After 26 years of development, CATIE was able to develop six strains of cacao capable of warding off monilia. CATIE makes these clones available to small farms for free. Each of CATIE’s clones yields the type of high-quality cacao sought after by fine chocolate makers, a growing market both locally and globally.Aside from its growing profitability, cacao is also significantly gentler on the environment than other crops that thrive in the same conditions. Unlike pineapple, bananas or palms, cacao is generally grown on agroforestry farms, which maintain forest cover. Cacao farms also tend to use fewer agro-chemicals, though most Costa Rican production is not completely organic.Due to both the economic and environmental advantages of cacao, as well as its traditional importance in Costa Rica, MAG is making a push to expand national production. Last year, an executive decree declared cacao production as a matter of national interest, and July 4 will be the country’s first National Cacao Day. Next month, Brenes said MAG will also launch the Sectorial Cacao Promotion Program, which will work to create more cacao farms and improve the national crop’s quality.“If all of us as an industry show that we are dedicated, we will all help put Costa Rica on the chocolate map,” Soriano said.Going there: Tickets for the Feria de Chocolate can be purchased for ₡2,000 (about $4) at the Antigua Aduana on the days of the event or in advance from Britt stores, Sibú Chocolate, Chocolarte, Chocolate Nahua or Chocolates Theo. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Comments Workers’ unions will demonstrate next Monday in downtown San José to protest against the 1 percent increase in the amount deducted from salaries by Costa Rica’sSocial Security System, or Caja. The change will take effect starting next month.Members and leaders of the National Association of Public and Private Employees (ANEP), the country’s largest union, will gather at 7 a.m. in front of the Caja to demand that the institution’s board reverse its decision to raise the amount of the deduction to 10.16 percent.Those funds are used to finance the Caja’s IVM, the country’s primary pension system.The agency approved the increase in January, seeking to collect an additional ₡100 billion (some $173 million) per year. Caja Executive President María del Rocío Sáenz explained at the time that the extra resources were essential to guaranteeing the IVM’s sustainability.Demonstration callThe Secretary General of ANEP, Albino Vargas, called on “workers’ unions members, public and private-sector workers and citizens in general to join the protest.”Unions leaders hope to block vehicle passage along the capital’s Second Avenue, in front of Caja’s main building, to capture officials’ attention.“We want them to listen to us and understand that citizens repudiate their actions,” Vargas said at a news conference Tuesday morning.The union leader said the demonstration also aims to protest high pensions for a small group of bureaucrats. Among others, he referred to the Supreme Court President, Justice Zarella Villanueva, who retired last Friday and will receive a monthly pension of some ₡9.8 million ($17,000).Vargas also said that if Caja officials refuse to address workers’ requests, they will return to the streets in a new demonstration and national strike on May 29.StudyThe Caja’s Board of Directors based their decision to raise the monthly salary deduction on results of a study conducted by experts from the University of Costa Rica’s School of Mathematics.The results of the study, disclosed in December, recommended increasing workers’ monthly deduction to avoid bankruptcy of the IVM system, among other measures. It also recommended raising workers’ retirement age from 65 to 70.The decision sparked general rejection from unions and even from President Luis Guillermo Solís. Casa Presidencial in January requested that the Caja Board suspend the increase until other measures could be evaluated and negotiated.The Caja, however, as an autonomous agency, rejected the suggestion, as it is entitled to make its decisions without consulting the Executive Branch.See a video of the unions’ leaders press conference: Related posts:Workers’ unions deliver petition to reverse raise in Social Security rate Caja moves forward with raise in social security rate, but in two phases Caja Executive President steps down at President Solís’ request Hundreds of medical procedures, surgeries postponed by public workers’ strikelast_img read more

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